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Cal State Fullerton’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Alliance will host the annual Bootylicious Drag Show on Thursday, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The show is largest fundraiser for the LGBA and will be located in the Titan Student Union Pavilions Ab. The Associated Students Inc. will be hosting Earth Day on Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free food, prizes and games will be given away at the event, which will be held at Becker Amphitheater event.

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CSUF Career Center organizes a fair featuring 234 potential employers By Juliette funes

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CSUF Greeks break fundraising record

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No longer will students hear spontaneous chanting and cheering around campus since Greek Week 2008 is officially over. After five days of competition and months of fundraising, Cal State Fullerton Greeks have broken a record this year. Last year, the 13 national fraternities and sororities raised 15 thousand dollars for the school’s philanthropy, Camp Titan. This year, however, that number more than doubled. As a result of a recycling battle, coin war, Angels game fundraiser and mere petitioning for donations, the Greeks raised over $40,000, over 4,000 canned goods and over 400 articles of clothing.

James Bond’s iconic car plunges into lake ROME (AP) – The car being used in the latest James Bond film plunged into a lake in northern Italy while being driven to the set. Producers say the driver of the Aston Martin was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. They say James Bond’s iconic car was being delivered to the filming unit in heavy rain on Saturday morning when it went off the road and plunged into Lake Garda. Italian state TV has shown footage of the smashed, black car being hoisted out of the water. “Quantum of Solace” is the newest film in the 007 series. It stars Daniel Craig and is due for release later this year.

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A new body scan machine being used in LAX and JFK airports allows TSA screeners to see what is under the clothes of passengers. “Our people will be looking for firearms, crooked items [or] anything that shouldn’t be there,” Lara Uselding of TSA said. It only takes 15 seconds and passengers will not be required to be scanned unless they set off the metal detector first. Source: AP

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PHOTO By ANDREW LIU/For the Daily Titan Vocalist Jordan Pundik (center) of New Found Glory rushes into the crowd as the band performs “Hit or Miss” at the Cal State Fullerton Spring Concert on Friday.

New Found Glory headlined the Cal State Fullerton Spring Concert By ERIC BARTOLOME

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New Found Glory performed to an energetic crowd of over 2,000 for the Cal State Fullerton Spring Concert on Friday. Playing covers, classics and new hits, the pop-punk band headlined the second annual concert sponsored by Associated Students Inc. Productions. Students began to flood into Titan Stadium when the doors opened at 6 a.m. A full-sized concert stage was set up over the soccer field so students could watch from the stands. Between sets, students bounced beach balls and danced to music provided by Rafael Lorenso Lopez, who is also known as DJ Alf Alpha. The concert began at 7 p.m. with The Academy Is as the opening act. “It was something that we never [had] really done before,” Jordan Pundik, lead singer for New Found Glory, said. After performing for 10 years,

PHOTO By ANDRew liu/For the Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton students make their presence felt at the CSUF Spring Concert.

Pundik said they were not used to playing so far away from the crowd. During the concert, Pundik managed to close the distance. While performing “Hit or Miss” from their self-titled album, Pundik jumped off the stage and ran across the field and into the stands. He pointed the

mike toward the crowd and belted out the words amidst a throng of screaming fans. The stage’s neon and flashing lights grew brighter as the sun went down. Students threw up their hands and screamed out lyrics as the band performed covers to popular songs

such as “Iris” and “Kiss Me.” “It was a good time. Kids were having fun so that’s all I care about,” Pundik said. “I don’t care if I suck ass. As long as everyone’s having fun – That’s all that matters.” After closing out the night, the band came back in response to the crowds chant for “One more song.” The band played two more songs and finished the night with “My Friends Over You” from the 2002 album Sticks and Stones. The crowd did not just come from Fullerton. Longtime fan Ashley Ramos drove from UC San Diego to see a band that she has enjoyed since the eighth grade. Long Beach State student Katrina Perkins called the concert amazing, saying that “It was interactive and everyone was upbeat.” Greek community members, international students, family members and students from different Southern California schools were mixed throughout the stands. Twice during the concert a group See CONCERT, Page 2

International Conference focuses on poverty Several experts speak at ‘Connecting Worlds’ conference at CSUF By Juliette funes

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In an effort to connect worlds, Cal State Fullerton held its first International Conference in which representatives from several coun-

tries spoke to community members about some of the world’s most important issues, including the aging population and global hunger. The 50th anniversary event brought together international partners to expand CSUF’s globalization and expose students to broader perspectives on the global issues, President Milton Gordon said. “We live in a much more global world,” Gordon said. Young people cannot isolate themselves from the

issues and cultures that go beyond American ones, he added. The two-day event began Thursday in Titan Pavilions with keynote speaker, Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez, the 8th United States Representative to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organizations. Vasquez spoke to an audience of about 250 about the global food supply and hunger. In 2007 alone, food prices rose

40 percent. With a greater demand on food supply, prices will increase and human suffering will increase in poorer countries, Vasquez said. Close to 160 million people are living on 50 cents a day and half of the world’s population is living on $2 a day, Vasquez said. At least 10 million children are dying from preventable diseases and 854 million people are suffering from chronic malnutrition, he added. See POVERTY, Page 4

The Spring Internship and Job Fair is just around the corner, and the Career Center wants students to be prepared to dazzle, amaze and impress the 234 employers who will be at the Cal State Fullerton Quad from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Employers, including Planned Parenthood, State Farm Insurance, the Peace Corps and the Los Angeles Times, will be on campus. The Internship and Job Fair is an opportunity for students to make that first connection with employers, Jim Case, the director of the Career Center, said. Case also said employers like to see students who are well prepared with the solid tools ready to support themselves. The fair allows students to explore opportunities by talking to professionals about jobs, positions and what the companies and student are looking for, Case said. He also said that although the employers at the job fair offer several positions across several majors, some may pertain to specific majors and others may not. The Internship and Job Fair will attract about 2,000 students and they are encouraged to dress to impress, be professional and be prepared. As a prelude to the internship event, the Career Center held a panel of six recruiters in the Titan Student Union last Wednesday to help prepare students to work the fair successfully. “Communicate not only your interest, but your knowledge of the company,” advised Christine Bogenrief of Pacific Life Insurance. Students who are prepared and have done research in advance have a much higher chance of being chosen for a job or internship, Case said. The event is “your opportunity to say, ‘Here I am. Remember me,’” Isabel Juarez from Cintas Corporation said. It is important to let the recruiter know the students are interested, she added. Students have one minute to sell themselves and impress the recruiter, which can be stressful for them if they do not know what to say. Students should research company Web sites to learn as much as they can about the business and the positions open, Jaymes Allen from J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. said. William Beyer from Ingram Micro advised students not to regurgitate their resume. “Be prepared with a 60-second elevator pitch,” he said. “Differentiate yourself from other candidates and let the recruiter know why they should be interested in you,” Beyer added. Most students, however, forget about their conclusion. “The close is a huge thing,” Joe Johnstone from Target said. It is important to practice one, he said. The recruiters also talked about some of the common mistakes student make such as being unprofessionally dressed, making mistakes on their resume and having an unprofessional e-mails show disrespect. “Be cognizant of the fact that you will be talking with someone who has an influence in the [hiring] process,” Beyer said. The panel advised students to follow up, make themselves available and be professional throughout the hiring process. Case said even if students do not land a job or an internship, they can still build a relationship with the employers, which can lead to opportunities later.


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Cleric’s followers refuse to disband militia BAGHDAD (AP) – Followers of hardline cleric Muqtada al-Sadr raised the stakes Sunday in the showdown with Iraq’s government, refusing to disband their militia. The U.S. military said 40 Shiite militants were killed in fierce fighting in southern Iraq. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, meanwhile, assured visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that he will not back down in his confrontation with Shiite militias, even as mortar shells fired from Shiite areas struck the U.S.protected Green Zone. In a sign of that resolve, Iraqi soldiers took control Sunday of the last stronghold of al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia in the southern city of Basra, where an Iraqi offensive last month triggered the current wave of Shiite fighting. Al-Maliki, a Shiite, has demanded that al-Sadr disband his Mahdi Army, the country’s biggest Shiite militia, or his followers will not be allowed to run in provincial elections this fall. Al-Sadr’s followers, who control 30 of the 275 parliament seats, rejected that demand Sunday and instead called for an end to U.S.-Iraqi military operations in Sadr City, the Baghdad stronghold of the Mahdi Army, and Shula, another Shiite district of the capital.

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Student plotting to bomb high school arrested COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Authorities say an 18-year-old South Carolina student is behind bars after collecting the supplies needed to bomb his school. Ryan Schallenberger was arrested Saturday after his parents called police when 10 pounds of ammonium nitrate was delivered to their home in Chesterfield. Police Chief Randall Lear says the teen planned to make several bombs. Lear says he had all the supplies needed to kill dozens of people at Chesterfield High. Lear says a journal Schallenberger kept for more than a year had detailed plans, including maps of the school. Lear says the teen does not have an attorney.

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Ray Charles’ children, ex manager in dispute LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ray Charles’ children are accusing his longtime manager of mismanaging his estate and trusts and tarnishing his legacy by releasing two posthumous CDs they said the late singer never would have approved, according to a published report. In a series of allegations outlined in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, several of Charles’ 12 children accused Joe Adams of holding too much power over Ray Charles Enterprises and the Ray Charles Foundation and excluding them from business dealings. They’re seeking a formal investigation and audit looking into their father’s estate, trusts and foundation for possible wrongdoing. “The biggest issue with me is disrespect for the family and kids,” one of Charles’ sons Robert Robinson said. “If you respect a man and his work, then respect his kids. His blood is flowing through our veins.” Charles’ children hope to win control of the marketing of their father’s name and image, and a greater voice in foundation affairs. Professional estimates place the value of Charles’ musical recordings at about $25 million, plus another $50 million he held in securities, real estate and other assets.

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PHOTO By ANDRew liu/For the Daily Titan The Academy Is walks around after finishing their performance at Cal State Fullerton.

CONCERT: A GOOD TIME FOR ALL FANS From Page 1 of fans tried to create a mosh pit in the aisles but was deterred immediately by concert security. In the last song, one student managed to jump out of the stands and skip across the stage. For weeks, ASI Productions promoted the concert with T-shirts, signs and fliers. The concert grew tremendously from 1,100 students last year to over 2,000 students this year, according to ticket sales information from the TSU Info desk. The concert, which cost over $100,000, offered free admission to students. It was paid for with ASI student fees. The Spring Concert is a way to give back to students and provides a way for them to enjoy the college experience outside of academics, concert coordinator Lauren Siepel said. Students received free hot dogs, chips and water before entering the stadium. The CSUF Spring Concert is the main event sponsored by ASI Productions. During the year ASI Productions also sponsors Wednesday Concerts in the Becker Amphitheater, as well as karaoke and spoken word in the Titan Student Union Pub. After the concert, Pundik expressed gratitude to the longtime New Found Glory fans. “Thanks for going on this 10year journey with our band and being supportive for all these years,” Pundik said.

PHOTO By ANDRew liu/For the Daily Titan Lead singer William Beckett and the Academy Is opened up Friday night at the Cal State Fullerton Spring Concert.

COP BLOTTER: Car thefts happen two days in a row A car was stolen on Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. from parking lot S behind College Park. A 911 call was made and a report was taken. A second vehicle was stolen on Wednesday from parking structure one at 4:41 p.m. A report was taken. SUNDAY 1:13 p.m. - A man called the police station requesting a report be taken after his car was vandalized in the parking lot near the Arboretum. It was scratched. 1:39 p.m. - A woman requested medical aid when she felt dizzy near the baseball stadium. Heat exhaustion was not ruled out as a possibility.

harassing females. A report was made about the suspicious person. TUESDAY 8:15 a.m. - On Arts Drive and State College Boulevard. three vehicles were in an accident. No one was hurt but the collision caused some road blockage. 10:24 a.m. - On State College Boulevard and Corporation Drive a motorcyclist hit a parking officer’s truck and drove off. Police were unable to locate him. 10:35 a.m. - The aforementioned motorcyclist was caught speeding through the parking lot. A report was taken.

MONDAY 12:48 p.m. - A traffic accident occurred in parking structure one. There were no injuries and police assisted.

10:55 a.m. - An accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle occurred on Chapman Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue. Police assisted.

1:16 p.m. - Shortly after the previous accident, another occurred near the gym. There were no injuries.

11:23 a.m. - In the Student Recreation Center, a student’s laptop and wallet was stolen. The items totaled over $500 in value, making this incident grand theft.

2:17 p.m. - Petty theft occurred in the Titan Shops bookstore. Police assisted and the suspect was warned. 8:49 p.m. - A man in the library was misusing the computers and

12:27 p.m. - A woman called in to report a suspicious person who had bothered her the night before at 10:15 p.m. She was running and the 6-foot male wearing all black clothing ran up to her. A report

was taken. 12:40 p.m. - A catalytic converter was stolen off of a car in parking lot E. A report was taken for the grand theft. 2:05 p.m. - In parking lot E, a car collided with a police vehicle. There were no injuries and a report was taken. 3:41 p.m. - In the Titan Student Union bathroom near the courtyard, a woman was leaning over the toilet and was unresponsive. The reporting party informed police that the female had been there for a while. A report was taken. 7:58 p.m. - Two men slashed the tires of a USC Bus that was parked in the Arboretum “dirt” parking lot. One of the men was thin and the other was thick. Both were possibly Hispanic or Caucasian and wearing black baseball caps. A report was taken. WEDNESDAY 1:22 p.m. - A fire was reported near the dorm area by a man who said he saw smoke and was calling from the Kinesiology building. Everything checked out OK. 2:44 p.m. - A traffic accident in parking lot E occurred when a silver Toyota Corolla and a silver Toyota Highlander collided. One

of the drivers said the car was her sister’s and was unable to locate her insurance card. 4:28 p.m. - In the Health Center, a woman’s boots were stolen right out from under her desk. She reported the petty theft and said she saw them sometime last week. 10:26 p.m. - A 4-foot-long, tan folding table was stolen out of the Humanities building. A report was taken. THURSDAY 8:54 a.m. – In parking lot F, near the Humanities building, someone in a vehicle hit a pedestrian. No one was hurt. 11:31 a.m. – Near the gym, a girl hit a parked car and drove off. 2:02 p.m. – On Nutwood Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue, a car hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian was injured. 10:27 p.m. – At the basketball courts near the dorm area, a male, 18 to 25 years old refused to leave after the resident advisers asked him to do so. He was warned. FRIDAY 8:09 a.m. – In Langsdorf Hall a fire broke out. Everything checked out OK.


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April 21, 2008

Student exhibit bowls over CSUF anthropology department Artifacts on loan from the Bowers Museum is displayed on campus By NATE JACKSON

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On the afternoon before the unveiling of the Anthropology Teaching Museum’s new exhibit, a quiet tension strained the air in Room 426 of McCarthy Hall. Anthropology major Amy Haber swept every corner of the gallery as the rasp of broom bristles echoed on the wood floor. Several other students were cutting and pasting black information plaques and running over last minute details. In several hours, a class of Anthropology students would unveil a semester’s worth of planning, researching, building, fundraising and designing of a cultural art exhibit from the ground up. “Ceramics of Sustenance: Elaborate Vessels of the Sawos, Papua New Guinea” officially opened its doors Tuesday. All of the artifacts were donated by the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The display was put together entirely by adjunct professor Julie Perlin Lee’s museum practicum class at Cal State Fullerton. Colorful, handmade clay bowls crafted by the Sawos people of Papua New Guinea glistened in soft light under glass display cases. This exhibit is the first of its kind, according to Lee. The fired clay pottery highlights a civilization that still remains a mystery to most cultural studies scholars. “The Sawos is a very small group of people and very little has been published about them and even less in anything more than references to their pottery,” Lee said. “So it’s a great opportunity for [students] to feel like they’re part of a scholarly field.” In the Sawos culture, the construction of the bowls involves participation from both genders. The women are in charge of harvesting the clay as well as the basic construction of the bowl. They also carry out the clay firing process that gives the bowl its shape and sturdiness. The men, on the other hand, are the ones who sculpt the outer designs and paint the bowls to create a finished product, Lee said. Much like the bowl making process, the “Ceramics of Sustenance” exhibit required plenty of teamwork. The exhibit has been the pet project of Lee’s class since the beginning of the semester. The museum practicum course deals specifically with the process of opening, operating and curating a museum exhibit. It is made up of a diverse mix of students with different backgrounds in anthropology. “I’m really excited. I’ve been looking forward to this for years,” Haber said. “I’ve wanted to take this class ever since I heard about it freshmen year and I finally got the opportunity for this semester.” The message and artifacts of this display are also enough to rouse enthusiasm.

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PHOTO By John Synco/Daily Titan Staff Writer Plenty of teamwork was required to make the “Ceramics of Sustenance” exhibit at Cal State Fullerton a reality.

Most of the early 20th century bowls exhibited served a specific function in this group of people who originated from the Middle Sepik Region of New Guinea. Though these bowls are considered art pieces, they were more than likely used for food as well as trade objects. The economic value of these bowls along with their everyday value provided the inspiration for the title of the exhibit, anthropology major Trish Campbell said. Vibrant shades of red, yellow and white that cover the rough clay surfaces symbolize themes such as life, power, death, strength and balance. Every etched symbol is significant to the spiritual culture and daily life of the Sawos people. The students were charged with a great responsibility to take care of the artifacts donated by the Bowers Museum. “For the Bowers agreeing to let us use the bowls here is incredible. For a student created and produced exhibit, it was really generous of them and is greatly appreciated,” Campbell said. Lee, who is also an assistance registrar/collections assistant at the Bowers Museum, said most exhibits take a minimum of two years to plan. The students in her museum practicum class were charged with the task of putting together an entire exhibit in less than 17 weeks. “I think the joy and pain of it was the fact that we started this from the ground up,” anthropology major Alex Walker said. “Everything you

PHOTO By John Synco/Daily Titan Staff Writer Ceramic bowls with elaborate designs are currently on display at Cal State Fullerton.

see at eye level is something that we did.” Walker is part of the support management fundraising team in Lee’s class that helped finance the display. All the students in the class were assigned to different task forces, including design and research. With eyes full of life and flaring

curiosity, Campbell and Walker took a few minutes to point out the intricate design patterns of exotic birds, reptiles and dilated eyes as well as their meanings. Each figure represents a vital part of their lifestyle, with everything from child birth to wild animal hunting, Campbell said.

During the grand opening of “Ceramics of Sustenance,” a crowd of approximately 100 people roam the 1,000-square-foot room as flute music hums in the background. A short video demonstrating the skillful process of the Sawos’ bowl making provides a visual perspective of the time it takes to turn lumps of clay into masterful artwork. Sharp color photos of animals like the bandicoot and the crocodile are placed in front of certain bowls to demonstrate the artists’ use of symbolism to represent them. The event lasted from 4 to 8 p.m. However, the exhibit will continue to be opened to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neil Mallick, another student participant in the exhibit, sat contently in a chair in the corner of the room as the event slowly winded down. “I thought it was a great success,” said Mallick. “Everyone worked to do their part and it shows, and I’m glad to have been a part of it.”

Nearly 100 counselors from more than 25 local community colleges filled the Titan Student Union for the third annual Counselors Collaborating for Student Success Conference, hosted by the Academic Advisement Center (AAC) and the Office of University Outreach. “We’re collaborating with counselors from community colleges to make it easier for a transfer student to come in,” said Carla Rullan, a graduate student in computer science who also works as an adviser at the AAC. The goal of the conference Wednesday was to help ease the transition for students from a community college to Cal State Fullerton. “It is 100 percent for the students,” Bridget Driscoll, director of the AAC, said. The conference offered a variety of hour-long workshops intended to inform counselors of the transfer requirements for CSUF. Topics ranged from the general education requirements students must satisfy before they transfer to academic probation policies of students who fall behind after they get to CSUF. “We want to provide them all the information possible because it helps students transition better,” Deanna Merino, assistant director of the AAC, said. Rullan said the idea for the conference was started after noticing a trend of confusion and misunderstanding among transfer students and counselors who were unclear about transfer requirements. “The conference gives us a chance to talk in person with the local community college counselors,” Rullan said. “We want to make sure we’re on the same page as far as the requirements are concerned.” Speaking with the counselors allowed for the AAC to learn about the biggest issues facing the transfer process from community colleges to CSUF, Driscoll said. The full version of this story is available at: www.dailytitan.com.


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POVERTY: worldwide concerns need to be considered From Page 1

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said. Jeanette Ndhlovu, the consulate general of South Africa in Los Angeles, spoke about poverty. In order for people to find relief from poverty, the world needs to be free from fear and desires and ensure cultural, political and civil rights for all, she said. “If we live in a world characterized by an island of poverty surrounded by a sea of prosperity” the world cannot progress, Ndhlovu said. It is in the developed country’s interest to help poorer nations, she said. Ndhlovu also said that South Africa is still feeling the effects of apartheid with substandard living situations. “We need to work together and ensure that we are working for a better world for all,” Ndhlovu said. The conference continued Friday with a new panel of international representatives talking about public health, the environment and global education. The keynote speaker was President Wang Shenghong from Fudan

University in China. people of China and the world. He spoke about the goal of pro“One world. One dream. We viding universal health care and need health for all,” he said. the challenges to public health in The Consul General of Brazil in China. Los Angeles, Thereza Maria MachaShenghong do Quintella, talked about spoke about health care imenvironmental p r o v e m e n t s , Students should hear these protection and higher life ex- kinds of things because sustainable depectancy rates velopment in and treatments it [shows] things are very Brazil. of major dis- different from the way we “One of the eases reported greatest chalexperience them here. in China. lenges man “The develhas to face is – Milton Gordon opment of pubclimate change Cal State Fullerton President lic health has [and it] is a made great conquestion of tributions for survival to the evolution of all of us,” she human civilizasaid. tion,” he said. Latin America is responsible for 5 However, infectious diseases are a percent of CO2 emissions, but the challenge in underdeveloped areas, U.S. is responsible for 25 percent, Shenghong said. Other challenges Quintella said. include environmental pollution, She spoke about Brazil’s success migration, globalization and urban- in producing ethanol from sugar ization. cane and having 2.9 million flexible Shenghong has one vision for the fuel cars in 2007.

Life expectancies are as low as 36 years in some countries because of hunger and disease, Vasquez said. While he was the director of the United States Peace Corps, his life was transformed in a personal way because of the things he witnessed firsthand as he traveled to countries all over the world. The food crisis in Haiti has people eating mud cakes, he said. In the Caribbean, Vasquez encountered a young boy whom he gave a piece of candy. The boy broke it in three pieces, ate one and sold the other two pieces. “This is the desperation some parts of the world are reaching,” Vasquez said. However, the U.S. is the largest donor to the World Food Program, an international fund for agricultural development, with 42 percent, Vasquez said. “One of the worst enemies the hungry soul has is corruption,” he said. But by making sure the money goes to where it needs, the U.S. can help ensure people to learn to be independent and have the capacity to sustain themselves, Vasquez said. With the theme being world hunger, health and the aging population, representatives from Korea, Mexico and South Africa spoke about the issues affecting their countries. Choi Byunghyo, the consul general of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles, spoke about the aging population and increasing life expectancies in Korea. “More and more people are getting old,” he said. With Korea’s working population dwindling and having aging people to support with a population of 50 million, it creates a problem because the country will not be able to sustain itself, Byunghyo said. By 2018, Korea will be an aging country in which the majority of the population will be old, he said. The Mexican Consulate General in Santa Ana, Carlos Rodriguez y Quezada spoke about the economy and education in Mexico. With labor, productivity and health care improving, Mexico has the tenth ranked economy in the world. However, low education is inconvenient to the progress of the country and needs to improve, he

She encouraged developing countries to produce biofuels, which have great potential to reduce green gas emissions. Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles Zhang Yun also spoke about the economy and the environment. It is a “moral obligation and social obligation to provide opportunities to the poor,” Yun said. Environmental problems are prompted by industrialization, which brings tremendous wealth as well as green house gases, he said. Despite the challenges, China is doing its part. Since the child limitation law, which limits families to having only two children, was implemented, 1.2 tons of CO2 were not emitted, Yun said. Climate change and environmental protection is “pertinent to the interests of every country … only then can a win-win situation be obtained,” he said. Egyptian Consulate General in San Fransisco, Abderahman Salaheldin, found the conference to be

“a remarkable event that brings together different people from different countries to share their perspectives about the world.” He advocated transnational programs to students because it provides opportunities to learn other perspectives and cultures, which contribute to civilization as a whole. International programs allow students to be better informed and have “better understandings of others and preparations for advising good policy,” he said. Gordon pointed out that 1,500 international students from 80 countries around the world attend CSUF. However, only 150 American students from CSUF study abroad. Traveling abroad is an opportunity to be exposed to the things that students do not know about, Gordon said. Soumen Bagchi, consul for economic and political affairs and the Indian consulate general in San Francisco, spoke about the collective challenge of supplying products to every individual. If the standards of living rise, consumption will also rise. However, Bagchi’s concern is where the water, food and energy needed to sustain a certain lifestyle will come from. “Students should hear these kinds of things because it [shows] things are very different from the way we experience them here,” Gordon said. The international conference gathers international visitors and is an educational experience regarding the current issues other countries are facing, he said. “If you have a global outlook, you should look at all the possibilities,” Gordon said. The last keynote speaker was Werner Ziegler, the President of Nuertingen-Geislingen University in Germany, which partners with CSUF in student and faculty exchange. The last panel of the day, “Confronting Outsourcing by Your Competition,” discussed outsourcing of jobs to other countries. In an effort to exchange and explore cultures, diverse musical entertainment was provided for both days, including Mariachi Divas and cellist Young-Chan Cho.

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April 21, 2008

Custom boards and art at ‘souled out’ surf exhibit Art gallery in Santa Ana depicts different aspects of the surf industry By Sarah J. Cruz

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

He stands on a surfboard, flying down the face of the wave. His shoulders are low and he leans back into the ride. The turquoise face of the wave rises up behind him, its red crest beginning to break overhead. To surfboard shapers Gato Heroi, this scene, “Salty Surf Free” depicts “innocent days” spent surfing. It is part of the “SOS Surfin’ USA” exhibit at Santa Ana's Grand Central Art Center. The center was created and funded by Cal State Fullerton's art degree program. Around the corner from the “Salty Surf Free” piece, another scene sits under dark blue lighting. It is strewn with the broken planks of a dilapidated pier. A man lays lifeless on his back, one leg draped over his deep purple surfboard. A bloody dagger of glass is held above the wound in his abdomen and bills of money lay around. This scene, called “Salty’s Souled Out,” depicts “surfing has been souled to a dead sea,” according to the installation’s program. The installation is a series of scenes depicting figures interacting with hand-crafted surfboards by Gato Heroi, in various states of play or struggle. “SOS bills” signify the "enterprise" of the surf culture. They are a commentary of the downfalls of mixing "enterprise" with surfing. The program leads visitors through the scenes, showcasing the one-of-a-kind boards in the midst of the story. It culminates in "See Freedom" where a man sits in a tee pee. Orange light from a campfire fueled by "SOS bills" plays on the white cloth wall of the tee pee. Gato Heroi is a new board shaper from Costa Mesa. They combine original artwork with custom board design to create unusual and exotic boards. Their installation is complemented by the acrylic and oil paintings of artists Michael Knowlton and G. Ray Kerciu. Knowlton and Kerciu transport visitors to sunlit oceans and barreling waves. “It’s very expressive,” Paul Roman, a visitor to the exhibit, said. “Especially this one,” he said, pointing to a piece by Michael Knowlton. “It’s very colorful and realistic.” Knowlton’s paintings depict glassy waves with sunlight reflected off their arches. He uses textures and colors to drawn in viewers and create a sense of emotion and realism. “It’s very powerful," Anna Mendoza, a visitor, said. “I think the wa-

By Sarah j. cruz/Daily Titan Staff Writer

ter represents the rush, the calmness within. It’s our world.” Kerciu’s work is more abstract and soft and depicts scenes like sunsets over the water and out of focus views of the ocean and horizon. Kerciu is a former CSUF profes-

sor, according to gallery assistant Jenny Mikhalick. The exhibit runs through Sunday at CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center. Visit www.grandcentralartcenter. com for more information.

By Sarah j. cruz/Daily Titan Staff Writer The “SOS Surfin’ USA” exhibit will be at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana until April 27. Some of the pieces combine original artwork with custom surfboard design.

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April 21, 2008

African-American Culture Night in the TSU BY Stacy Black

For the Daily Titan

news@dailytitan.com

The African American Resource Center hosted the second annual African-American Culture Night April 10 in the Titan Student Union. This year’s theme was “Celebrate Yourself.” Multiple organizations came out to support the event. Sister Talk, the Association for Inter Cultural Awareness, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Alpha Phi

Alpha fraternity and members of the ethnic studies department came together to express the history of African Americans’ past, present and future. Culture is not always about ethnic backgrounds. “It can be very diverse,” Brennan Goodson, a 23-year-old Cal State Fullerton student who worked the event, said. Goodson has been to these types of functions before. Goodson said he believes culture can be defined by “dance, music and pure enthusiasm.” The event was a night filled with alluring talent. Students were greeted by artists like Mullato, who played a mixture of hip-hop and neo jazz. Local art-

It was well organized. Last year there wasn’t a band, so the entertainment was a step up, without a doubt – Kymon Blackwood, CSUF student

“Celebrate Yourself ” event draws support from students and professors

ist Pacific Division took the performance in a different direction with their free-style flow. There was an awards ceremony

for professors who are making differences in students’ lives. The awards included Dr. Jamel Donnor, recipient of the Bill Cosby Most Engaged Professor award. Barbara Green received the Coretta Scott King Best Supporter award. Dr. Lezlee Hienesman-Matthews was the recipient of the Angela Davis Black Panther award. The Barack Obama Future Leader award went to CSUF student Faith Onwusa. Trishae Johnson, Co-Director of the African-American Resource Center and President of Sister Talk, said events take a lot of time management, but in the end, all the the time put in them is worth it. “This event expressed that we can present ourselves in a positive

way and dress accordingly,” Johnson said. Although the event was semi-casual, many of the girls were dressed in cocktail dresses and six-inch stilettos, while some of the men dressed in suits and square-toe dress shoes. Johnson said she hopes some of the students walked away from the event having the “ability to build good social skills ... students should understand that culture is diverse.” The skills that the students learned, Johnson said, will hopefully help them branch out into other social gatherings. “We have to know how to communicate with others,” Johnson said. CSUF junior Kymon Blackwood attended the event last year and said

there was a dramatic change compared to this year. “It was well organized. Last year there wasn’t a band, so the entertainment was a step up, without doubt,” Blackwood said. Toneraya Burton, a student at CSUF, said the event was magnificent. “It’s a[n] opportunity to praise our African-American culture,” Burton said. Although Burton did not attend the event last year, she said she was going to “mark it on [her] calendar for next year.” After the event, everyone who attented seemed content with the event. It truly seemed like a time to “celbrate yourself.”

‘Factory Girl’ screening for Comm Week BY Haley Barnett

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

Images of Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and New York City in the 1960s will be brought to life at a screening of the hit movie, “Factory Girl,” on Tuesday in the Titan Theatre. A question and answer session with the film’s director, George Hickenlooper, will follow the screening. Radio-TV-Film Professor Tom Benedek said he met the acclaimed director through Facebook, the Internet social network. Benedek soon passed on Hickenlooper’s information to Comm Week Task Force member Mercedes Shea in hopes of scoring an appearance of the director for Comm Week.

“He [Hickenlooper] was really excited about it,” Shea said. “I was kind of taken off guard because he was so easy to work with, and sometimes directors can be difficult.” Despite his hectic schedule, Hickenlooper finds it important to reach out and give back to students. “I studied film history at Yale and I remember what it’s like to be a student and be fortunate to have folks in entertainment such as Ben Kingsley, Frank Sinatra, Sherry Lansing, Elia Kazan and Paul Newman come lecture on campus,” Hickenlooper said. “I felt blessed to be able to talk with them face to face. I know some schools don’t have access to that, so I feel it is my obligation to give back and do the same.” Though “Factory Girl,” is one of Hickenlooper’s most recent hits, the director has been making films since his childhood. “I became interested in filmmaking when my dad bought me a Super 8 camera at age 15,” Hickenlooper said. “I was kind of bored without

anything to do one summer and got some of my friends together and decided to make some movies. I fell in love and never looked back from there.” Hickenlooper has come a long way since the days of using his Super 8 and has since made many critically acclaimed films and documentaries. “George has had an incredible career,” Benedek said. “He picks really investigative, contemporary pieces and has worked with people such as Francis Ford Coppola.” It was Hickenlooper’s inclination to such investigative films that led him to direct “Factory Girl.” “I fell in love with the character of Edie Sedgwick and I am interested in exploring people’s fascination with celebrity and ‘Factory Girl’ was an opportunity to explore the very same theme I’d explored in my documentary ‘Mayor of the Sunset Strip’ about legendary KROQ disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer,” Hickenlooper said. “Factory Girl,” starring Sienna

Miller and Guy Pearce, explores the now infamous relationship between 1960s socialite Edie Sedgwick and legendary pop-artist Andy Warhol. Benedek and Shea both agree that the film’s subject matter appeals to many students beyond the communications department. “People that are interested in Radio-TV-Film and documentaries should be interested and people in the art department should be interested as well because it largely focuses on Andy Warhol,” Shea said. The film offers a side and perspective of Warhol that many fans may have never seen before. “I feel despite Warhol’s popularity as an artist, he represents the destructive, emotionally detached narcissism and cynicism largely responsible for the infantilization of American culture,” Hickenlooper said. “Hopefully, people will see postmodernism as [a] destructive force, just as destructive as Andy Warhol was to Edie Sedgwick. I present that very critical and unpopular view of

Andy Warhol.” In attending the screening, students will have the opportunity to gain insight into the making of “Factory Girl.” One commonly asked question about the movie concerns the character of Bob Dylan. “Bob Dylan’s name was mentioned in the original script and the studio’s attorney asked that he remove it from the script, so we wouldn’t get sued. But we ended up getting sued anyway,” Hickenlooper said. “Once Bob Dylan saw the movie though, he dropped the suit. I think he was just relieved he was portrayed in a favorable light.” Benedict said he hopes the screening will provide students with much more than fun facts. “By coming and screening his film, George is really helping to continue the tradition of good filmmaking by sharing his knowledge and insight into the profession,” Benedek said. The screening will begin at 7:00 p.m.

I became interested in film making when my dad bought me a super 8 camera at the age of 15. I was kind of bored without anything to do one summer and got some of my friends together and decided to make some movies. – George Hickenlooper, Director of “Factory Girl”

Insight to Andy Warhol, the ‘Factory’ and New York City in the ‘60s


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Desperate stage moms The smell of champagne wishes and caviar dreams is intoxicating. The swirling colors of the bright lights against the Hollywood hills are hypnotizing. So we indulge ourselves in the fantasies of fame and fortune. But living in that pretend world of glitz and glamour can be damaging – if not to the dreamers, then to their children. Some people in this country so desperately crave the attention of paparazzi and Perez Hilton that they will do almost anything to get a taste, even if that means shoving their innocent kids in front of the snapping cameras. Danny Bonaduce has once again found himself clinging to mediocrity as the host of the latest atrocity to hit the boob tube, “I Know My Kid’s a Star.” In the VH1 reality show, desperate stage moms eagerly shove their kids in front of the TV camera for the chance to be future celebrities. Exactly what is the goal here? Is it that their kids might one day be famous enough to host a secondrate joke of a reality show, just like Bonaduce? And, of course, child stardom has worked out so well for other one-time celebrities. Just ask Gary Coleman, Dustin Diamond, Corey Feldman, Leif Garrett, Britney Spears ... you get the idea. The list of former child stars could go on forever, and it would

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be equally matched with a list of drug addictions, arrests and prison sentences. Odds are, if your kid is a burgeoning celebrity, he or she is more likely to end up with a coke habit and a sponsor than a working career. In this age of rampant celebrity gossip brought on by the likes of TMZ.com and perezhilton.com, it has become harder and harder for adults in the limelight to handle the chaos of their well-publicized lives. It would be foolish, then, to believe that children could handle the same. The sad fact is that this new abominable show is less a competition between children to be the next Lindsay Lohan and more a battle between mothers to be the next Dina Lohan – a despicable, coattail-riding profiteer more interested in her screen time than her daughter’s sobriety. And we must take some of the blame. We have so glorified the idea of fame in this country that children are now being used as stair steps to get a piece. But we can’t keep feeding this beast. Let these kids be kids while they still can. Maybe then they will be able to grow up and lead well-adjusted lives instead of curling up with a syringe of heroin and watching those lights on the Hollywood hills.

Any feedback, positive or negative, is encouraged, as we strive to keep an open dialogue with our readership. The Daily Titan reserves the right to edit letters for length, grammar and spelling. Direct all comments, questions or concerns along with your full name and major to Opinion Editor Johnathan Kroncke at jkroncke@dailytitan.com

Prayer is not enough to heal a dying child Faith and medicine should go hand in hand when lives are at stake By Sarah Mendoza

Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

When prayer becomes an excuse for child neglect, an alarm should sound in our minds. When we start using faith as an excuse for making the wrong choices for our children, there is a serious problem at hand. Prayer is an important ingredient to religious faith, but it should not be used as a substitute for medical attention. While a child is incapable of making pertinent life decisions, parents have a duty to make the best choices for their children, keeping them from harm’s way. For 11-year-old Madeline Neumann of Weston, Wis., death was the result of a parental decision to rely on faith as a substitute for a physician. Neumann reportedly suffered for a month from nausea, vomiting, excessive thirst and loss of mobility due to a treatable form of diabetes. Reports showed the child died of diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition which left a minimal amount of insulin in her body. Her parents said they believe in the Bible and believe healing comes from God, according to news reports. While faith plays a huge part in healing, it is not the answer for treatment, especially when so many modern medicine treatments are successful in curing the sick. God put these technologies in our hands, so why should we not take advantage of these? Christians believe God uses doctors to help heal the sick, yet this does not mean the believer has no faith in God's capability to heal the sick. If a believer takes a loved one to a physician when pain is present, they are simply being logical and rational, using available resources and putting faith in a cure for the pain.

Christians believe they are chosen for particular roles in life. Some are born with specific talents that can be used to help others and in return, glorify God. For example, God can lead someone, who has compassion and the ability to help people heal, into the field of medicine as a physician fulfilling His [God's] will. God is not against physicians. It is simply shedding bad light on the Christian faith when Christian parents just sit back and allow a child to die, despite available treatments, in an effort to be true to their faith. This opens the floodgates for ridicule against Christianity, making others believe that Christians are incapable of making conscious decisions about something as serious as their child’s health. In most cases, it might just be an individuals misunderstanding of the faith. Christians believe all situations of struggle should be left in God's hands, which is the core component in the notion of faith. However, this idea can be misconstrued and taken in a literal sense, believing nothing but prayer can heal the sick. Misunderstanding God's word is a common mistake among religious faiths. It is merely common sense to go to the doctor when something is wrong or when someone is in pain. If all medical avenues have been explored and nothing can be done to cure the sick, this is when prayer takes the stage and faith is all one can rely on for healing. While we sit back and behave like the respectful society we think we are, tolerating all religious beliefs and cultures, we forget our responsibilities. We forget our duties to protect our children. We should not tolerate a parent’s decision to choose faith over a child’s life just because the decision parallels religious beliefs. We need to send a message to parents advising that this type of behavior will not be accepted and religious faith cannot be used as an excuse for ignorance.

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No strings to hold him down Modern technology is not as necessary as some would have you believe

No cell phone?

By Sean Belk

Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

When the cell phone train came rolling in, I think I missed it. I don’t own one and never have. I use a historic piece of equipment that could some day be found in one of those time capsules for the ‘90s. You know, those cordless phones connected to a land-line where you can walk around your house, go outside and even down to the corner before it fades out. At least it doesn’t come with those curly cords that strangle you. But really, I don’t know why I never switched to the “mobile” way of life. I just never thought that I needed constant access to a phone. I do not need to have everyone I know on speed dial. Even that long, dangerous walk to the nearest tollbooth when my Jeep conked out on the freeway didn’t push me to get a cell phone. Nope, not even that time when I was driving home from school and ended up in San Diego because I took the wrong freeway. Nah, still don’t. Not even that time when I was stranded at the top of Mt. Everest with a broken leg. OK, that never happened. But it could have and, for the most part, that would really be the only reason for owning one – just in case something bad happens. Some call me a “rebel,” “old-

No problem fashioned,” “not with the times” and some people are just plain shocked that I don’t have a cell phone. Even my 10-year-old brother touts a cellular to talk to his friends while playing World of Warcraft. The fact is I always just wanted to challenge myself. I just wanted to see how far I could get in life without

Mariah breaks down ... her fans’ good will I’m running a risk writing this week’s column. I know I’ll probably have some hardcore fans of a particular songstress coming after me. However, the fact of the matter is this singer has taken the title of diva too far, and I bet some of her “lambs,” as she calls her fans, will soon be straying. Singer Mariah Carey, has recently had fingers wagged at her for allegedly lip-synching during numerous television appearances. Now, Carey has not only shown that she is lazy for being unable to perform as she should, she is also ungrateful for not being able to show her fans the attention or respect they deserve. With fans waiting for several hours to meet Carey and get her autograph, the singer didn’t show up until two hours after the scheduled arrival time. Upon arrival to the Universal City Walk last Thursday, Carey was met with booing fans, some yelling profanities at her, which I am unable to repeat in this ar-

assimilating to the norm. After all, I like those long walks without having a flip-phone to quick call a taxi. It gives me something to talk about. But while not having a cellphone has its pluses, it also has its disadvantages. For instance, I can’t check out the

Lakers score during class. I have to wait until I can turn on my car radio. Most of all, it’s the depression and sadness of watching other people conversing and talking on their cell phones. It almost feels like one of those "Twilight Zone" episodes, where I'm lost in space and I feel like no one is talking to me. And then I find out that cell phones implant alien babies in people's ears and someone screams, “It’s a cook book!” OK, maybe that’s not true either. But there certainly has been some talk about cell phones causing brain cancer, according to a recently released British study. People in countries around the world could be at an increased risk of developing brain cancer due to the popular use of cell phones – And I thought I already had a headache. According to the study conducted by Dr. Vini Khurana, brain cancer normally takes about a decade to show signs of developing. Cell phones haven't been around for that long, so no studies have documented cases that are accurate so far, he says. The original safety assurances put out by cell phone companies and groups were inaccurate. Dr. Khurana also warned that if the cell phone industry doesn't reduce the amount of radiation emitted from its phones soon, in about another decade, the world could see a large number of people with brain tumors and irreversible problems. Despite the risks of brain cancer, if the Lakers make it to the finals this season, I just might have to invest in some Sprint technology.

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ticle. On top of making her fans wait, Carey didn’t even meet all the fans who were guaranteed a meet-andgreet. Of the 1,000 promised fans, she only met with 800 of them before getting up and leaving the venue. I know Carey is a diva, but this behavior is really upsetting for me to hear, especially because Carey was such an inspiration to me when I was young. I would stay in my room for hours, singing along to her songs and dreaming of being a performer like her. With the number of years Carey has been a singer, she should know to be more professional than that. She also should have enough stamina to last for a few hours of signing autographs. How much effort does something like that require compared to performing a live concert? In the very least, Carey should have apologized for making her fans wait so long. Apologizing doesn’t demand an immense amount of energy.

This whole Carey incident reminds me of fashion designer and model Kimora Lee Simmons. I am ashamed to say that I did watch an episode or two of her reality show “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane.” There was one episode in which Simmons was scheduled for a magazine photo shoot and arrived approximately four hours late. Now, I can relate to being late because I typically run about 10 to 30 minutes late, depending on circumstances. However, how someone manages to be four or even two hours late baffles me, especially when that thing you are going to is work-related. And while on the topic of work, isn’t it the fans who give artists work? For example, if people stop liking Jennifer Aniston and lose interest in her movies, movie companies will stop casting her in their films because they wouldn’t make money otherwise. As a result, Aniston will lose work and money. The same can be applied to Carey.

By Amy Robertson opinion@dailytitan.com

Carey should be more grateful to her fans, particularly the ones who waited for hours on end just to be in her presence. People remember moments like that for the rest of their lives, just as they forever remember getting tossed aside like they mean nothing. It’s artists like Carey who make me appreciate the celebrities who do take time to properly acknowledge and thank their fans even more. Carey failed to appreciate her fans to the degree they should have been. Therefore, this gossip girl predicts a significant drop in her CD sales. Let’s just hope she doesn’t have another nervous breakdown. Who knows? Carey could be the next Britney Spears.

Texas sect gives fundamentalists a bad name Being raised differently is not an indication of being raised poorly By Paulina Woods

Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

A group is only as strong as its members and a leader is only as strong as his or her followers. This became apparent when a young girl called a local crisis center, claiming that she was being abused by her 50-year-old husband inside a polygamist sect compound in Eldorado, Texas. With this one action, a group was torn apart and thrust into the public eye. When I heard the news, the first thing I thought was "Not again, this can't be happening again." My mind went back to Waco, Texas and the horrors that followed that fiasco. Would this be another two-anda-half month siege followed by body bags being carried out? The longer I watched the news, the more I started thinking back to my own childhood and how people around my small town use to tell my mom that my siblings and I were being abused and mistreated.

I grew up in a very secluded sect Growing up, I can remember hearof the United Pentecostal Church ing other children call my church a and I lead a very different life from cult. those around me. Adults would tell my mom that I was constantly told I couldn't do I was going to grow up underdevelthat or this and it drove me crazy for oped because of the many restricthe first 20 years of my life. tions and expectations. I wasn't allowed to play with True, we were not allowed to go boys, but every Friday the girls in the to sporting events and we were exchurch would host a sleepover. pected to go to church five times a I couldn't cut week, but we were my hair because loved. it was my glory, I have no memWithout the so I just learned to ory of ever going ability to understand a style it. without the main fundamentalist group, comforts of life, I couldn't watch TV because and my church people really have no it would corrupt congregation idea what to do in me, but every numbered [in situations like this. Saturday, I was the] 50s and they dropped off at the were my extended library for three family. hours. Upon graduatI was not abused, just raised dif- ing from high school, some of us had ferently. a hard time adjusting to mainstream As the raid came to an end, many colleges and a few have since fallen people voiced their opinion on what into drugs. should happen to the adults and This is exactly the kind of thing children. that many experts believe will hapBut without the ability to under- pen to the older children from Elstand a fundamentalist group, peo- dorado. ple really have no idea what to do in When they are introduced to the situations like this. modern world, there may be some Being in a fundamentalist sect is culture clash issues that they will totally different from reading about have to overcome. one and I know the difference. These children have been so shel-

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tered all their lives that the things that seem normal to you and I will be an overload to their system. But this is a nation of religious tolerance and fundamentalist groups will always be around. I say to each his own, but it's the children that bear the weight of the consequences. After leaving home and the church, I understood what I had missed out on. Now, I will always remember the Saturdays when I missed everything important, like prom. I will always regret not going to the beach with my school friends and most of all, I will regret never being given the chance to run around on the playground during physical education in wild abandon. Growing up, I was never unhappy with the way things were. I got up in the morning and put on my skirts and went to church. I did everything that was expected of me and only complained sometimes because I was, after all, human. Like me, one day the children from the compound will grow up and maybe a few will leave the group. That's their choice, just like it's the choice of the parents on how to raise them, as long as they are not being abused.


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IN OTHER NEWS Titans set to spike the competition Men’s Basketball

Josh Akognon to test NBA draft waters

Returning players and new talent look to improve CSUF volleyball by katherine Bilbrew

Daily Titan Staff Writer sports@dailytitan.com

While everyone is geared up for spring sports such as baseball and softball, Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball is practicing hard for their upcoming fall season. After ending the 2007 season 7-9 (15-15), the team is using their spring tournaments as a time to refine and develop their skills. They are practicing hard for their upcoming fall season, focusing on passing and ball control as well as a new blocking defense. “We’re trying new blocking things. We are swing blocking as a team,” CSUF Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman said. The Titans were sixth in blocks in the Big West Conference last season, a statistic outside hitter Deven Bukoski said the team aims to improve. “We are trying to learn swing blocking and get comfortable [with it],” Bukoski said. By Katherine Bilbrew/Daily Titan Staff Photographer By swing blocking, the Titans Left to Right: Outside hitters Sarah Day, Deven Bukoski and Brittany Moore practicing a hitting drill in the Titan gym. will be able to control outside serves with bigger and higher blocks. team as a core,” Genie Francisco, and 2007 – are expected to lead the “We have good chemistry right a CSUF setter said. “We’re getting team to a strong season. now,” outside hitter Brittany Moore a lot of good freshmen and a cou“Brittany is certainly some fire- Some important statistics from the said. ple good transfers and so, by that power we will rely on,” Zimmer- Titans 2007 volleyball season. Last season side, everything man said. “She has a chance to rethe team was will be really peat first team All-American.” plagued by injustrong.” With new blocking and new ries and the loss Even though players, the Titans hope to bring all of two starting the Titans will the elements together in time for Moore’s kills per game, second in BWC players. be a young team, the start of the new season. The Titans are the energy from “My expectations are that we are expected to be the few upper going to be competitive and that we more competiclassmen should are going to establish a new team tive this season be great. identity,” Zimmerman said. Teams winning percentage, fifth in BWC with eight rePlayers such “The things we have been work– Carolyn Zimmerman, as Moore – who ing on for the last fives weeks– we turning players and eight new averages 5.29 are going to bring those to the CSUF Head Coach ones who are points and 4.58 floor.” anticipated to kills a game for The Titans will play their last Team service aces, fourth in BWC make significant contributions. her career and was selected to the spring tournament on April 26 at “We already have a really strong All-American first team in 2006 Loyola Marymount. SOURCE: Titan Media Relations

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Brittany is certainly some fire power we will rely on. She has a chance to repeat first team All-American

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Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton guard Josh Akognon has made himself available for the 2008 NBA player draft, which will be held June 26 in Madison Square Garden in New York City. Because he has not signed with an agent, he may remove himself from consideration up to 10 days before the draft and retain his senior year of NCAA eligibility. Akognon (5-11, 185 pounds) was the leading scorer for the Titans in 2007-08 at 20.2 points per game. He set school single-season records by making 116 three-point field goals and shooting .899 from the

free-throw line. His 647 points were third most by a Titan in one season. A second-team All-Big West Conference and NABC All-District 15 selection, he was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Big West Tournament. He matched his career high with 31 points versus Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament. Akognon is the second Titan to test the NBA draft waters after his junior year. Point guard Bobby Brown made himself available for the 2006 draft, withdrew and eventually became CSUF’s career scoring leader. He was not drafted in 2007 and currently is playing in Germany.

Sophomore guard transferring to CSUF Fullerton, Calif. - Chris Rhymes, a 6-foot-4-inch guard from Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kan., is the first Spring signee to a national letter of intent to play men’s basketball at Cal State Fullerton. Rhymes averaged 16.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists last season for the Tigers, who finished 31-3 and reached the state’s Region VI championship game. “Chris is a tough, athletic wing who can shoot the 3-pointer as well as penetrate to the rim,” CSUF Associate Head Coach Andy Newman said. “His leadership, toughness and

ability to score in a variety of ways will be a tremendous addition to our program.” Rhymes is the son of George “Buster” Rhymes, a standout running back and kick returner for the University of Oklahoma (1980-81, 83-84), who played two years (1985-86) in the National Football League with Minnesota and several seasons in the Canadian Football League. Fall signees were 6-foot-4-inch wing player Aaron Thompson from Cerritos College and 6-foot point guard Jacques Streeter from Finley Prep in Las Vegas, Nev.

Track and Field

CSUF tracksters excell at the Mt. Sac Relays Walnut, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton Freshman Lauren Williams won her section of the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays Friday night in a CSUF record time of 13.74 seconds. Other strong showings by Titan student-athletes: Dalya Taman tied for second in her section of the women’s pole vault at a height of 3.85 meters. Johnathan Golden was second in

his section of the men’s triple jump with a best effort of 15.17 meters. Garrett Myers was sixth at 14.69 meters. Chazz Evans was third (12.17) and Ashley Taylor was fifth (12.39) in their section of the women’s 100-meters. Andrew Little and Andrew Sullivan both cleared 4.75 meters in their pole vault sections with Little placing fourth and Sullivan second.

information courtesy Titan Media Relations


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Taurus (April 20 - May 20) You will send away for the pamphlet titled “The Manly Art Of Knitting�, today, but sadly, it will be out of print. You should check with a rare books merchant.

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Cancer (June 21 - July 22) You will build a better mousetrap, but nobody will beat a path to your door. Several people will beat a path to your refrigerator, though, and will make sandwiches.

Leo (July 23 - August 22) Good time to get involved in the Fiber Arts. Why not see what you can do with Metamucil?

Virgo (August 23 - September 22) A scruffy-looking fellow who you’ve never seen before will come up and offer you a very strange-looking raisin mufďŹ n. Good idea to decline, in this instance.

Libra (September 22 - October 22) Bad news: people think you’re becoming paranoid. Isn’t that just typical, though? I mean, they don’t even HAVE invisible malev olent air-squids spying on THEM, do they?

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Paper airplane day, today. Have as much fun as you can stand -- tomorrow will be ugly.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) In a strange form of protest against the new trends in personal adornment, you will make mooing sounds whenever you see someone with a nose ring. Coincidentally, some of them will say “Hay!�

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