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Fullerton Fire Department personnel apply a neck brace and bandages to the victim, who bled slightly from the chin, but remained conscious.
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A biker sustained minor injuries after a collision with a pickup truck on the corner of Nutwood Avenue and Folino Drive around 2:10 p.m Wednesday. The driver of the truck was making a right turn from Folino Drive onto Nutwood Avenue when the cyclist, a 19-year-old female Cal State Fullerton student, crossed the road and was hit by the black Ford Ranger. “(The driver) didn’t see any cars, so he went. And she decided to cross right at the same time,” said Meg Espinoza, 24, a business major, who was crossing the street when she witnessed the incident. Espinoza said she scrambled to help the victim, who was lying on the ground after the collision. Espinoza used the victim’s cell phone to notify the victim’s mother of the incident. “I think she’s okay. She wasn’t wearing a helmet or anything,” Espinoza said.
Hai Ong also witnessed the collision as she crossed the street toward College Park. “He didn’t see her and he just hit her. I believe it was (her turn to cross),” he said. The biker was transported to UCI Medical Center after being assisted by medical personnel. She had bandages on her knees and a neck brace. Her bike, a teal beach cruiser, was on the scene with what appeared to be little damage sustained and off-center handlebars. The driver also remained on the scene; his truck was not visibly damaged. Police questioned the driver of the truck as well as several witnesses. University Police Cpt. John Brockie said the biker was “conscious and breathing,” but complained about pain. She sustained a chin abrasion with minor bleeding. Police are still determining who is at fault for the collision. Brockie said the biker was riding on the wrong side
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A University Police officer assesses the biker as fire personnel arrive.
of the street and entered the crosswalk against the red signal. “If you’re a bicyclist, you’re not supposed to be riding on the crosswalk (or sidewalk),” Brockie said.
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University House pre-leasing office invites future tenants New 350-unit complex located just south of CSUF on schedule to open before fall 2013 semester IRMA WONG Daily Titan
The new University House apartments in Fullerton opened their pre-leasing office Monday for potential tenant inquires. These new apartments are being developed by the Inland American Communities Group, Inc. (IAC). The apartment complex, located on the corner of Chapman and Commonwealth avenues, is nearly complete. The apartments are scheduled to open summer 2013. According to IAC’s website, the firm aims to create communities in urban university markets across the country. Investments in these areas make sure to take into account the objectives of the university and local community. The University House complex will comprise of 350 apartment units and 1,189 beds spread out over a four-story building and a seven-story parking garage with more than 1,400 parking spaces. With Cal State Fullerton’s student population
more than 37,000, the new apartments will allow more students to live closer to campus and give CSUF less of a commuter school image. “I think it will be great to have a reduction in commuters and be closer to school,” said business major Julia Moreno. “It can create a greater involvement in the community and will create less of parking hassles.” Apart from housing and parking, future residents will be able to enjoy the features and amenities the apartment offers. All units are fully furnished and include a full-size washer and dryer included. The apartments also come with a complete kitchen appliance package, large flat-screen TV and an energy efficient air conditioner and heating system. The complex is Green Point rated, which ensures enhanced living conditions that are labeled as environmentally friendly. Residents will have access to amenities such as a 24-hour media lounge, a hi-tech game lounge, a cardio and weight room with media, a tanning room and a poolside clubroom with billiards. University House will give residents the option to pay rent online and request work orders for necessary maintenance in their apartments.
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Both the bicyclist or the driver could be ticketed once fault is determined, Brockie said. David Hood and Ian Wheeler contributed to this report.
Internships are often an integral process in which a student satisfies both credits toward his or her major and deepens applicable knowledge toward a subject of study. Yet some majors require internships to graduate and others do not. Majors that require internships are mostly found within fields where an interactive real-life experience is seen as beneficiary such as the study of language, international business, communications and radio-TVfilm, to name a few. Majors such as economics, engineering, history, biology, political science and theatre do not require an internship. Authorities claim majors that do not require an internship for credit accomplish a lot of beneficiary work within the classroom setting. For example, some studies such as nursing already have a simulation lab on campus to help students prepare for the professional world. The explanation is that subjects are considerably more “hands-on” within the campus environment already, said Robert Pierce, a Cal State Fullerton office coordinator at the Center for Internships and Community Engagement (CICE). Many of these classes already provide applicable information to their respective majors and an internship is simply a suggested personal choice to help only further demonstrate those skills. Pierce said the reason behind internships not being necessary for some majors is entirely up to “faculty discretion.” No matter the case though, an internship is still seen as something highly valuable, especially through the eyes of CICE. “We encourage all disciplines to offer internships… We strongly advocate internships and particularly right now both from an employer perspective and from a student perspective, internships are advantageous,” said Pierce. The matter of taking an internship is not only about credits, it is about getting ready for the job market and gaining experience as well. Pierce said the Career Center invests a lot of time putting on job fairs to help raise student interaction and interest. Many in the job market use internships as a means to “test prospective future employees,” Pierce said, and those who are really ready to take on a paying job will give reassurance to the company of their skills. “(Employers) want to be sure these days that they are hiring the right person, money is tight so they want to cut down on the training costs,” Pierce said. “They use (internships) as a way to do that.” Although some would rather have their own personal choice towards whether or not they engage in an internship, many CSUF students who have had an internship have noted its importance. SEE INTERNSHIPS, 3
LANGSDORF HALL BRIEFLY EVACUATED
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The Fullerton Fire Department responded Wednesday to a fire alarm triggered by burnt food in a microwave in Langsdorf Hall. The entire building was evacuated by universi-
ty personnel as a precautionary and routine measure. No injuries were reported and students resumed midterms and class after a 20-minute hiatus.
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Bank sued for mortagage fraud The Justice Department announced Wednesday that they would be seeking $1 billion in damages from mega bank chain Bank of America for allegedly selling defective mortgages, according to CNN. According to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, the mortgages were purchased by governmentbacked mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, resulting in more than $1 billion in losses for taxpayers and countless foreclosures. The nickname of the program was “The Hustle,” which was designed to streamline the mortgage origination process, but in practice was supposedly created to generate thousands of loans at high speed and without quality inspections. The charges come only four years after Bank of America accepted $45 billion in bailouts from U.S taxpayers, although the institution has notched $2.4 billion of income in the first nine months of this year. Bank of America has yet to comment on these latest allegations. Brief by NICHOLAS RUIZ
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Shopping and food establishments will also be available for students on the ground level of the complex. “We are absolutely thrilled with the high level of interest in our new community. Before we even started pre-leasing, over 600 prospects had signed up on our VIP email list. Demand is extremely high, and we have received many positive comments from the preview tours so far,” said Rachel Kihn, vice president of marketing for Inland American Communities. Leasing contracts will be on an individual basis. Rent will cover all utilities, cable and Internet. Currently, IAC has other University House complexes in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana and Pennsylvania. The University House in Fullerton, however, is the only one in California and offers more units and beds than the other complexes. The addition to the community surrounding CSUF does not seem to pose future problems, according to undeclared freshman Fernando Andrade. “I think it’s a positive (change), it gives a college experience without all the restrictions dorms might have,” Kihn said. Prospective residents should start contacting the pre-leasing office as soon as possible and sign up for the VIP list that will allow them to be the first to receive information about availability, pricing and other updates. This is especially important since
A 67-year-old cancer patient was arrested Wednesday for starting a fire at a hospital in Taiwan that killed at least 12 people and injured 60, according to CNN. Lin Chi-hsiung, a colon cancer patient, was found hiding in the hospital’s storage facility. He confessed to authorities that he started the fire because he was upset over his illness. “He was detained late Tuesday after doctors confirmed he was mentally stable,” said Tseng Chao-kai, head prosecutor for the Tainan District Prosecutor’s Office. Firefighters evacuated 115 patients, most of whom are bedridden. Media reports suggested that the hospital was short-staffed with only six employees working at the time the fire broke out. Those who were injured were sent to 13 hospitals nearby Tuesday. Only two have been released as of Wednesday. The Department of Health will grant $1,700 to the families of the patients who were killed in the fire and $680 to the injured. Brief by KYMBERLIE ESTRADA
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the recently completed complex at the University of Central Florida, this past August, was 100 percent leased by its grand opening. “Students are particularly excited about the cutting-edge amenities, parking garage, and the all-inclusive rents,” Kihn said. “We appreciate the support of the Fullerton community
and look forward to welcoming our first residents next summer.” Moreno said she is looking forward to the addition. Students interested in more information are encouraged to visit UniversityHouse.com or the preleasing office at 2601 E. Chapman Ave. Suite 206.
Business mogul Donald Trump challenged President Barack Obama to release his college records and passport applications to the public, according to CNN. If the president obliges, Trump said he would donate $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice. The deadline for the ultimatum is set for Wednesday at 5 p.m., one week before Election Day and during Halloween festivities. Trump appeared on Wednesday’s Piers Morgan Tonight show to argue that the offer is not a publicity stunt, but a call for transparency on Obama’s part. This is not the first time the reality show host has grabbed political headlines, as Trump has also been a vocal sponsor of the so-called birther movement. Birthers are those who openly question President Obama’s place of birth and demanded that he release his long form birth certificate, which he did last year. Brief by NICHOLAS RUIZ
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DTBRIEFS Downey police kills unarmed man A Downey police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man Monday will not face charges, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. The Los Angeles Times reported that Michael Nida, 31, of South Gate, was fatally shot in the back by Officer Steven Gilley after Nida was mistaken for a suspect who authorities believe robbed a Bank of America ATM near Paramount Boulevard and Imperial Highway. Prosecutor Stephanie Sparagna wrote that Nida has resisted arrest from police three times and ignored commands from officers to put his hands above his head. She found that Gilley had reason to believe that Nida was armed and dangerous. After police had detained Nida on the night of the incident, he was cooperating at first. Authorities said that he suddenly began running from police. Ten minutes later another officer detained Nida in an alley behind a Walgreens. Nida again resisted arrested and fled from officers before they had a chance to search him for weapons. Gilley, believing Nida to be armed and dangerous, shot him in the back with a three-round burst from his MP5 submachine gun. Brief by ANDERS HOWMANN
Zynga makes comeback in sales Social gaming company Zynga topped their sales expectations with shares up more than 15 percent, in a report released Thursday. Zynga, known for popular games such as Farmville, Castleville and other -Ville games, had reported sales at $317 million for the quarter, a 3 percent increase from a year ago. Zynga had a net loss of $52 million, excluding compensation costs. The gaming company will partner up with online gambling company Bwin.party, which could create a different type of revenue for Zynga. The earnings reports comes a day after Zynga laid off 5 percent of its employees and said it would get get rid of 13 games. Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said the company has been faced with difficulties with earnings, but is counting on the success of the company’s newest “breakthrough” web game, Farmville 2. This past year, the company has lost more than three-quarters of its market value, but is planning to repurchase $200 million worth of its shares. Brief by KYMBERLIE ESTRADA
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CONFISCATED FIREARMS TO BE DESTROYED More than 500 firearms seized by police will be melted down into rebar NEREIDA MORENO Daily Titan
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James Lien, 22, an illustration major, noted his time at Nickelodeon Animation Studios to be beneficial in “working (with) professionals in the field,” and important in having that firsthand experience. “The internship (taught) me things that the classroom could not provide, such as the interaction with other co-workers and just seeing the actual [job] positions that were available,” said Lien. Garrett Eves, 22, an animation major, posed a question and asked how can one replace first-hand experience with a classroom simulation. “(An internship is) far above all else, the best way to get your foot in the
door,” said Eves. “(It) can be exactly what (a student) needs to wake them up and help find their path.” To some students, an internship might seem like a beneficial opportunity to be seized and a defining realization of one’s career path. Saish Kotecha, 21, an advertising major, has already taken an internship on his own time outside of school, despite not being providing credit toward his major. In Kotecha’s case, his extracurricular internship led to an employment opportunity. “(I had) hands on experience with tasks I had to complete and problem solve within the work environment,” said Kotecha. “(My) internships helped me gain a job at the radio station (at CSUF), which I’m very grateful for.”
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Property and Evidence Bureau will destroy hundreds of firearms seized by the department by melting them into rebar Thursday. The department has in possession a total of 501 firearms that have been collected over the years, including 305 handguns and 196 long guns. Though the majority of the weapons were turned over by the public for destruction, some have been seized from individuals who are prohibited from owning firearms, used in suicides, or involved in criminal cases that have been settled. According to Benjamin Laguna, the legal property technician for the Orange County Sheriff’s Depart-
ment, a variety of firearms will be destroyed, from revolvers and semi-automatic pistols to rifles and shotguns. The majority of the weapons were seized from assault cases, though it is unclear whether or not the guns were directly involved in the case. By law, the officers are required to seize any weapon found in a search; if it is licensed and does not affect the case, it is released back to the owner after five days. According to Sgt. Steven Mitchell, the property and evidence supervisor, there are 170,000 items of evidence such as guns, narcotics and vehicles, the department is holding. The weapons put on display Wednesday will be melted down at a San Bernardino county steel mill and converted into reinforcing steel. “This lets people know what happens to the firearms that we collect when they come into law enforcement hands,” said Mitchell. “If they’re not going back to their original owner, or used for a lawful purpose… then we destroy them and get them off the street.”
CSUF receives ‘Green Award’ for efforts in sustainable energy Experts advise students to conserve electricity by unplugging unused devices BEVI EDLUND Daily Titan
In recognition for its sustainable energy efforts, Cal State Fullerton received the Orange County Green Business Award by Plug in America. Earlier this month, CSUF also received the silver ranking in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System for its sustainability in energy efforts in operations, administration, curriculum and research. CSUF has the largest public charging infrastructure in Orange County. The Green Award also recognized the university’s 1.16 MW solar system. Several buildings have solar paneling, including the Eastside Parking Structure, the Clayes Performing Arts Center and the Kinesiology and Health Science Building. CSUF facilities operation’s manager of engineering and sustainability, Doug Kind, accepted the Green Award on behalf of the campus Sept. 23. “It was an honor to receive the award on behalf of the campus for the ‘Orange County’s Greenest Business’ by Plug in America,” said Kind. The award recognizes the diligence and magnitude of the sustainable efforts being done at CSUF. Other energy saving efforts includes the new car sharing program, the Electric Vehicle Earthweek Outreach event, as well as multiple electric vehicle charging stations, which are available for use by the campus and the community, Kind said to CSUF News. The silver rating is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The installation of the solar power technology was made by possible by companies such as Southern California Edison, AECOM Technology Corp. and REC Solar, as well as
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The Green Award also highlighted CSUF’s extensive solar panel system.
Charge Harbor and Coulomb Technologies, according to CSUF News. “We had hoped for silver, based on what other institutions of our size had done and what we had accomplished,” Willem Van der Pol, director of facilities operations, told CSUF News, noting this is the first time CSUF has participated in the process. “This was a very broad net thrown over the campus to measure all efforts of sustainability,” Van der Pol said. “It was a two-year-long process and a learning experience for lots of people on campus.” Van der Pol said it could not have been done without the efforts of geography graduate students Leaa Short and Tamara Wagner. They spent a year interviewing and studying every facet of Cal State Fullerton in their effort to complete the STARS study. Many members of the campus community dug deep to get the information Short and Wagner needed for this study, van der Pol said. “This was one of the more difficult areas for collecting data as our current university’s organizational structure doesn’t reflect our involvement with sustainability,” Van der Pol said.
“We did very well, I think, for our first effort to document all that we are doing,” Barrett said to CSUF News. “And we’re looking to improve, basically in all areas.” Students can help conserve energy by shutting off the lights when leaving a room. “If you go on vacation unplug your television, unplug your DVD player, unplug your XBOX. They run all the time, and they just sit there consuming electricity all the time,” said Donald Holly Jr., owner of Fullerton Electric Co. Even a phone charger plugged into the wall without charging a phone can consume energy. Holly said a utility bill can be cut down just by unplugging these devices. Claudia Marquez, 23, an art major, said although she is more into recycling, she still helps conserve energy, which will help cut down her electric bill. “I unplug everything if I’m not using it,” Marquez said. She also said that she buys light bulbs that are more energy efficient. Electricity is generated by fossil fuels, which are made by natural resources, so it is a good idea to conserve electricity so less is used, Holly said.
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Perhaps the Boy Scouts of America should have followed its own edicts if it wanted to maintain any credibility ANDERS HOWMANN Daily Titan
Trustworthy. Morally straight. Most Boy Scouts promise weekly that they will abide by these two character traits. Trustworthy is the first point in the Scout Law and morally straight is the last point in the Scout Oath. Scout leaders swear along with them during the opening and closing flag ceremonies. After 14,500 pages of files chronicling sexual abuse cases of adult leaders molesting children were posted earlier this month, it’s obvious that as an organization, the Boy Scouts of America have not been living up to their own code. Due to this lack of transparency by adult leaders from Los Angeles to the Adirondacks, the reputation of Scouting will be forever tainted. However, the ideals of Scouting that were established by Robert Baden-Powell in 1910 are still wholesome and applicable to this day. As an Eagle Scout from Troop 787, located in Mission Viejo, some of the fondest memories of my childhood involved Scouting. I remember camping with my friends, rock climbing, shotgun shooting, backpacking and going to summer camp on Catalina Island. I rafted the Kern rapids and even canoed from the Hoover Dam down the Colorado River. Scouting gave me experience of leading a group of around 40 boys on camping trips and in weekly meetings. It taught me everything from learning how to clean a rifle to basic finance management. After traveling a week on the east coast and camping at Ft. A.P. Hill in Virginia for 10 days at the age of 14, I was completely comfortable away from home. The organization helped me make friends and find confidence and provided opportunity to do things that few kids can claim they did in their childhood. My interaction with the adults of my troop was always managed carefully. Adult leaders were only allowed to interact with Scouts if there were at least two leaders present and all adult leaders were
required to go through Youth Protection Training, courses that outlined how adults can appropriately interact with Scouts and report any incidents of sexual abuse. During my time with Troop 787, we experienced no such incidents. After hearing the news that thousands of scandals were covered up by Scout leaders and other officials throughout the nation, I feel ashamed of my affiliation with the organization. Since I passed my board of review for the rank of Eagle Scout in December 2008, I’ve carried with me a laminated card that has the Scout Oath and Law and Eagle Scout Promise with me daily in my wallet. While I can still recite all three of these passages by memory to this day, I periodically read it in order to remind myself of the obligations that I hold to myself and to my community. Trustworthy comes to mind first in this situation. The Boy Scouts must not only be trustworthy toward the members of its organization, but also to the Scouts and public it serves. All incidents should be transparent to the public and offenders should be punished by their community law enforcement agencies. Attempts to cover up incidents by leaders is immoral. Boy Scouts serve their communities around the nation and because of the positive reputation that the organization has held in the past, most community members trust the organization and its leaders. While the lewd acts by leaders in troops across the nation is horrifying, the lack of forthcomingness by bystanders in the organization is even more despicable. The abuses themselves will be far less damaging to the Boy Scouts than the subsequent cover-ups. The spirit of the Scouting movement will always be valuable, however. Applying the 12 points of the Scout law to my life on a daily basis has made me a happier and more successful person. The camping, hiking and fishing I enjoyed throughout my youth have given me a wonderful outlook on the world and nature and I still keep in contact with many of the friends that I met in Scouting. If the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America can learn to be more transparent and proactive in preventing future incidents of sexual abuse, I might be able to take pride again in my earned rank of Eagle Scout.
The recent revelations regarding the youth organization are not only disappointing, they’re heartbreaking ETHAN HAWKES Daily Titan
I have been involved in scouting for as long as I can remember. I was a five-year-old tiger cub in Cub Scouts and later became an 18-year-old Eagle Scout. Scouting has been my home for more than half my life. So when I learned about the organization’s more than 1,200 suspected cases of sexual abuse between the 1960s and 1985 that had been covered up, I was in denial. How can an organization, that teaches young boys and men to be trustworthy and morally straight, be covering up all these cases? What did it stand to gain from covering up something that would only be worse when it finally came out? I couldn’t fathom that an organization I respected and worked with would do something so crooked. I guess I could say I felt betrayed. When I was a Scout I never dealt with the main organization very much, other than occasionally running down to the scout shop to pick up a few badges and my Eagle board of review. Instead I was concerned with my troop, Troop 316, and the activities and policies there.
“I couldn’t fathom that an organization I respected and worked with would do something so crooked.” Scouts had more important things to do than worry, such as earning rank and merit badges, attending summer camp and helping plan the next troop outing. I had a blast. My troop would put on some great events, like guns and rockets, which was exactly what it sounds like: awesome. It wasn’t all fun and games, though. During my time in Scouts I learned a lot of different and valuable skills that I normally wouldn’t learn in a school curriculum. While not used in ev-
eryday life, knot tying, first aid (not just one class, but thoroughly integrated throughout the seven-year program) and wilderness survival are all knowledge I have called upon in my adult life. Not to mention the personal finance merit badge that is a requirement for all Eagle Scouts, which I have found absolutely invaluable since acquiring currency. It’s a shame parents will probably shy away from an organization that was built on sound moral principles in light of these documents being released. A vast majority of troops are not at all associated with these awful acts. Even Boy Scouts of America itself has openly recognized this (although a bit too late) and placed measures to prevent these instances of sexual abuse. As of the late 1980s, Boy Scout leaders must participate in extensive Youth Protection training to teach its leaders to prevent, to recognize and to report sexual abuse within the organization. “After decades of shying away from the problem, the Scouts have created what many child abuse experts call one of the best sex abuse education programs in the country,” said a 1991 Washington Times article, which investigated early Boy Scout sex abuse cover ups. Even with these changes, the fact that there are still untrustworthy people who are only willing to disclose information because they were forced to by government leaves me heartbroken. Not reporting any of these cases of abuse to the police, significantly marginalizes the ideals that Robert Baden-Powell hoped to teach young boys and men when he founded the scouting movement. With more than 2.5 million Scouts and more than a million scout leaders, there are unfortunately and understandably going to be a few bad apples. Turns out there were about 5,000 bad apples over a 50-year period, according to the Los Angeles Times. This wouldn’t be such a horrifying number if the Boy Scouts of America weren’t so keen on trying to sweep them under the rug. It seems like they don’t understand it’s not the fact that sexual abuse happened, but it’s the way they have been handling the cases this far that makes it such an embarrassment. Has the organization completely lost all my respect by covering these cases up? No, but I certainly don’t hold it to the same high regard I used to. The ideals the Boy Scouts of America teaches young boys and men are sound. Now if only the people running it would follow them.
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Campaign pushes students to study full time in order to succeed academically College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics encourage 25 to 35 hours of studying per week ADRIAN GARCIA Daily Titan
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) has launched a campaign to encourage its students to study an average of 25-35 hours a week. The Study 25-35 Empowerment Campaign began as an online marketing technique to assist students in completing the recommended hours of outside studying. Chelsea Rankin, a Natural Sciences and Mathematics graduate assistant, adopted the college-wide idea in 2010 and has expanded the campaign to a wider scale. McCarthy Hall has been filled with fliers promoting the campaign and professors have discussed the importance of the campaign in their classes.
Skyler Bishop, 19, a marine biology major, said his teachers have mentioned the campaign and said students should take it into consideration if they want to be successful. “Some of my teachers have told us that we should be studying 25-35 hours a week if we want to make it through such a difficult major,” said Bishop. Rankin said the campaign is mostly still run online, but with fliers and support from professors, students are becoming more aware with the workload and the expectations from the college. The website includes different tips for students in completing the suggested 25-35 hours a week. These tips include going to professor’s office hours, taking advantage of tutoring services and creating study groups with other students. Tyler Nguyencuu, 19, a biochemistry major, uses these studying techniques during the week. “When studying, I usually look at my
notes (and) homework and re-read the book. I visit professors for certain examples, but for the most part, it’s just me or maybe a group session,” said Nguyencuu. The campaign has different “phases” that guide students along the path to being successful in their classes. Each phase has different tips that mirror the message it’s sending. This month’s phase, “Practice and Apply,” encourages students to make their own study groups or join the tutoring services offered on campus. Last month, the 25-35 Empowerment Campaign encouraged students to visit their professor’s office hours to get familiar with the expectations of their professors. Apart from the studying tips the campaign offers, the website includes a PowerPoint titled “Empowerment Immersion Training” that serves as a guide for students to create a personalized academic success plan. Rankin said the “Empowerment Immersion Training” is aimed at incoming fresh-
men or transfer students who are not familiar with the commitment and workload that comes with attending a four year university. “It’s targeted for new students, for those who might be transfer students or haven’t been in a four-year university. It’s to familiarize students with the commitment of school. Like a 40 hour work week, a university is a commitment and you need to set aside 25-35 hours to study,” Rankin said. Bishop said he is not familiar with the “Empowerment Immersion Training,” but will look into it since he has trouble balancing school, work and his social life. “It sounds like a great resource. I often have trouble balancing all my schoolwork with my job and social life so this will definitely help me learn to manage my time,” Bishop said. The training includes two worksheets titled “Academic Dominance Sheet” and “Time Dominance Tracker” that serve as daily planners for students to schedule out their day.
The “Academic Tracking Sheet” also includes a space for students to include their specific academic goals for the week as well as information on upcoming assignments. Although the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics advocates the Study 25-35 Empowerment Campaign, some students said studying 25-35 hours is excessive. “It’s possible at times, but it’s not necessary. Each person learns at a different rate so some might retain information faster than others,” Ngyuencuu said. Ngyuencuu said he studies about 1618 hours a week or less, depending on the workload. The different colleges around the campus are noticing the message that campaign is sending and have been asking permission to borrow the slogan for their respective colleges. Information on the campaign, as well as studying tips and the “Empowerment Immersion Training” PowerPoint, can be found at NSM.Fullerton.edu/fss.asp.
Girl desperate for bone marrow to live Camila de la Llata looks for a biracial donor to save her life in the next few weeks YVETTE QUINTERO Daily Titan
Camila de la Llata, 22, was ready to embark on her senior year of college. The newly leased apartment she would be sharing with classmates was ready to go, and in just a week she would be moving back to Fullerton to begin her school year. Until her life changed completely. A week before returning to Cal State Fullerton, Camila was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer that starts in cells that would normally develop into different types of cells, according to the American Cancer Society. Camila was diagnosed in August when she went to the hospital for something else. At the hospital, she underwent some tests that detailed her white blood count. Camila had her blood drawn once before, which allowed the hospital to compare her current white blood count with her past count. Her first test showed a normal count, while the second test showed her count was off the charts. This raised an alarm for doctors and resulted in a diagnosis, said her mother Robin de la Llata. “She was lucky she didn’t come in with a tumor or something more devastating, they diagnosed her very early because they happened to have her white blood count from before and it was normal,” said Robin. Camila has a genetic marker, FLT3, which indicates that chemotherapy is not a viable treatment for the disease because she will relapse. As a result, she is in need of a bone marrow transplant. One of the easiest ways to get a genetic match is through a chromosomal match, that is, through a brother or sister, because there is a 25 percent chance that a sibling is a genetic match. Camila is an only child, so she is left searching for an unrelated bone marrow donor through a donor match program. Since donors are matched based on genetics and not blood type, race plays a key role in finding a match. Camila is half Caucasian and half Mexican and needs to find a donor with the same genetic design. “It’s hard to find biracial matches, because only 3 percent of Latinos are registered in the United States,”
Robin said. Because there are not a lot of biracial donors registered, the National Bone Marrow Donor Program has created an expedited bank on Camila’s behalf to try and attract biracial donors. Camila needs to find a 10/10 or 9/10 genetic match in order to survive. “They sped up the process from three months to one month and that might allow Camila to have enough time for these (donors) to be wprocessed and then find a match,” Robin said. Robin said doctors have offered other alternatives to the bone marrow transplant, but none have the same success rates that a bone marrow transplant would have. “A bone marrow transplant is the most successful, because Camila is only 22 they want to try and save her life,” Robin said. “So far we haven’t found a match.” Camila has begun chemotherapy at Stanford Hospital and Clinics in Paloo Alto, Calif. A donor must be found in the next couple of weeks for Camila to receive this type of transplant. “We really don’t have a lot of time, the doctors want the decision on what type of transplant we’re going to do by the next chemotherapy cycle,” Robin said. “The next chemotherapy cycle starts in two weeks. The next two weeks are critical.” Registering for the bone marrow donor list can be done online. Those who register receive a kit in the mail with a swab. “It’s a simple cheek swab… you get a kit in the mail and you rub your inner cheek and mail it back,” Robin said. Robin said most people who register never get a call to donate because finding a match is so rare. About 35 percent of people that suffer from AML never find a genetic match. Not all donors give bone marrow, Robin said, sometimes only a blood drop is needed. “Camila needs the stem cells from her donor, she doesn’t need the bone marrow cells,” Robin said. “So all (the donor) has to do is go to their local hospital and get their blood drawn to save a life. And if we don’t find that person, she’ll die.” The summer before she was diagnosed, Camila worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in her hometown of Monterey, Calif., where she had been working for four consecutive summers. “She really enjoyed the work,” Robin said. She has also been dancing since middle school and has participated in
various Latin dance and ballroom exhibitions. Camila also loves working with children and she has always loved working with kids and helping explain complicated things in a concrete way. “She had the desire to learn a lot of the traditional dances of the country of Mexico and then from there learn other traditional dances of other countries, that’s just the special interest she’s cultivated,” Robin said. “Camila is a teacher and a performer.” Camila was returning to CSUF in the fall to resume her studies in theatre education and directing. Camila has acted, sang and choreographed many pieces throughout her college career. “She’s a very hardworking young lady,” said Macarena Candarillas, a dance professor. “She has an excellent singing voice I used her in a show that I did which was a tribute to The Beatles... She’s very dedicated to her art, which is musical theatre.” Candarillas worked closely with Camila while she was at CSUF. She said she was drawn to Camila because of her kind, friendly personality. Camila said she found a strong support system at CSUF working with professors like Candarillas. “Faculty take a personal interest in students and see them as individuals. We have a strong support system, from our teachers and classmates,” said Camila. Candarillas has kept in touch with Camila since she was diagnosed and has been proactive in trying to find a donor. She said she wants to get the word out about Camila’s situation. “It’s my mother instinct (to) realize that when you have a situation like this and you can actually help to do something about something’s life,” Candarillas said. “There was no option other than for me to do something about it when I found out what she had.” Family, friends, professors and strangers have been working to raise funds and find a donor. Robin said her daughter is surrounded by support and “community love.” “It’s entirely touching. It’s moving, in the most plain sense of the word, to see how generous people are and how concerned and how eager they are to help,” Robin said. However, Camila still needs to find a donor. Robin said the more biracial donors that register, the bigger the registry becomes and the more lives will be saved. “You may be the only person in the world who can save that per-
Photos courtesy of Robin de la Llata TOP LEFT: During the past four years, Camila de la Llata has worked at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in her hometown of Monterey, Calif. TOP RIGHT: Camila played the role of Winifred in a production of Once Upon a Mattress. She enjoys acting, singing and dancing and was a theatre major at CSUF. RIGHT: About a week before she returned to CSUF, Camila was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She is now searching for a bone marrow donor.
son’s life,” Robin said. “A doctor is not enough in this case. A scientist is not enough in this case. It’s based on ten genetic markers.” Camila encourages students to take time to sign up to be bone marrow donors. “College life is hectic, but by setting aside a few minutes to apply online as a bone marrow donor, you can save a life —if not mine, someone else’s,” Camila said. Biracial men and women ages 1844 who are interested in seeing if they are a genetic match for Camila can visit BeTheMatchFoundation.org/goto/ CamilasCure to register.
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Film examines immigration Screening of Sleep Dealer attracts large crowd in Titan Student Union Wednesday ALICIA PEREZ For the Daily Titan
This Wednesday afternoon, students packed the Titan Student Union Pavilion to attend a film screening of Sleep Dealer, a Latino science fiction film, and a Q&A session with the director, Alex Rivera. The screening was presented by the Department of Chicana/o Studies as a part of their Café Con Leche event series. Rivera is a digital artist and filmmaker from New York. Sleep Dealer was his first feature film and took more than 10 years and two and a half million dollars to make. Sleep Dealer was the winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, a nominee of the 2008 Gotham Independent Film Awards, a nominee of the 2008 Film Independent Spirit Award, and has been screened at many international venues including the Berlin International Film Festival, MOMA and the Guggenheim Museum. The film tells the story of Memo Cruz, a young man caught in a dystopian society where Latinos remotely provide labor to the United States via implanted nodes, allowing them to perform tasks by controlling robots and drones. The world Rivera created is entrancing, a seamless blend of Mexican culture and the fascinating node technology that seems an eerie possible future. Rivera saw this movie as an attempt to examine the contradictions of immigration issues. He was inspired by the development of the Internet, the 1994 ballot initiative concerning immigration, and the wall built between the U.S. and Mexico. “The Internet,” Rivera said, “really didn’t flourish and become a reality until the mid 1990s. And so there were all these dreams about what it was going to do.” Rivera said people talked about “telecommuting” and a “global village,” believing that the Internet would erase borders and tie the world together. There was talk of working from home and avoiding problems such as traffic. Once Proposition 187 and anti-immigration sentiments arose, Rivera asked himself if in the future, the borders would stay but people would work over the Internet. Rivera’s ideas about Latinos remotely providing labor led to the making of a short film with this theme, a satirical propaganda short that screened at many film festivals and encouraged him to create a longer film, he was fortunate to have the support of several institutions including New York State Council on the Arts and the Jerome Foundation.
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Alex Rivera, a filmmaker and digital artist from New York, presents his award-winning film to students. It is inspired by immigration issues and the Internet.
Rivera said he was also lucky to work with producer Anthony Bregman, who also produced Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It was a long journey, said Rivera, but he hopes that his film will challenge viewers to get involved. Janet Bernarbe, the educational coordinator of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance (CASA), attended this event to support the Chicano Studies Department. She became interested in seeing the movie after she saw the trailer in a class and said she really enjoyed the film. “They want... the labor and the money for a good economy like the U.S. (but) they don’t want the actual immigrants in the U.S.,” said Bernarbe. She said that attending this event was a great opportunity to network and discuss different points of view. Gabriela Nunez, Ph.D., organized this semester’s Café Con Leche event for the Department of Chicana/o Studies. She chose Rivera’s film for the event because she was familiar with his work as a presenter. “He has a really strong ability to connect with students and to talk about these large important issues such as immigration globalization, legislation that’s anti-immigrant,” said Nunez. “He’s able to talk about them in a way that I think is understandable and engaging for students.” She hopes the students who attended will view the creativity of communities coming together as a topic of the film because of new legislation that confirms a strong anti-Latino sentiment. “We have to take it upon ourselves to tell these stories in the face of the monster of anti-immigration and antiLatino sentiment,” Nunez said.
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Students rarely pay attention to the intricate ecosystem of the Arboretum. A wide variety of plants, rodents, birds, koi fish and even coyotes have been sighted within the 26-acre garden.
Nature takes its course in the wild of CSUF: The Arboretum Established in 1979, the Arboretum is Orange County’s largest garden SAM MOUNTJOY For the Daily Titan
One early morning at the Arboretum, a rat peers through the bars of a cage set upon the ground. It looks on as two gargantuan human figures discuss his fate. The two staff members weigh their options as this small rat continues to enjoy his short respite from the lifeand-death drama of nature. Releasing looks to be the most reasonable option. It seems as though this rat will be spared, reprieved to roam another. Suddenly, a shadow moves quickly across the path nearby. An almost imperceptible flutter of flight is heard. A hawk swoops in and snatches the trapped rat and flies off with it, cage and all. Never to be seen again. The rat has become another victim to the cruel reality of life in nature. Letting nature run its course seems to be the name of the game at the arboretum. “There are hawks flying around with squirrels in the talons, there’s coyotes chasing rabbits down,” said Greg Pongetti, the Arboretum nursery manager. “It’s pretty wild.” The sometimes gruesome reality of nature is being played out daily by the wildlife population at the Arboretum, a nature preserve walking distance to the Cal State Fullerton campus. Under the brush of the dense chaparral and in the treetops of the perennial pine exists a vibrant ecosystem. It’s all about the habitat, said Pongetti. “The things that come here—you
have water, you have food sources for all different types of creatures for things that feed on nectar, insects that feed on the plants,” Pongetti said. “Overall, it’s the plant life that forms the base of the ecosystem. The bottom of the food chain always starts with plants.” Droves of rabbits, raccoons and squirrels call the arboretum home. The small rodents serve as both an annoyance to Arboretum botanists as well as a nice meal for area hawks, owls and even coyotes. “There are some coyotes that live in here. They’re very smart, and very shy so they stay hidden. There is significant, dense habitat here and unless you’re willing to go thresh around in all of it, you’d never find them,” said Steve Kaye, a nature photographer. Arboretum staff do their best not to alter the delicate balance of predator and prey, never introducing animal species. A hands off approach to wildlife is taken by arboretum staff. “Once you start tinkering it gets more complex—your decisions and their results,” said Jonathan Davis, an Arboretum biologist. Some gardens are planned to better reflect the preferences of the animals. More tender plants have fallen victim to the voracious eating habits of rabbits and squirrels. High trees have been preserved in order to give red-tailed and redshouldered hawks a place to perch. The Arboretum was established in 1979 and is the largest botanical garden in Orange County, according to its website. The 26-acre nursery boasts an incredibly diverse population of plant, animal and insect life. The preserve’s collection of plant species attracts wildlife from miles around.
“There are hawks flying around with squirrels in the talons...it’s pretty wild.” GREG PONGETTI Arboretum Nursery Manager Bright orange monarch butterflies flutter down paths searching for milkweed blossoms as the great egret feasts on koi fish and bass that call the ponds home. However, not every aspect of the park is a portrait of natural beauty. A by-product of the urban proximity, which makes the nursery so easily accessible to humans, is the amount of animals abandoned on the grounds of the park. The koi fish and the red-eared sliders swimming alongside one another are both species descended from former pets left by humans. Domestic animals as large as the common housecat have been seen in the preserve, likely abandoned by humans. Leaving animals in the Arboretum is something that is highly discouraged by the staff. “It’s not a friendly place to leave a domestic animal. It may appear friendly from the outside, but at night... perhaps not,” Davis said. Arboretum staff try to find a home for any abandoned pets. Another aspect of human interaction is the effect feeding the wildlife has on the ecosystem. Bread has been known to cause botulism poisoning in mallards, leading to paralysis and death. “It’s fun to have a duck come up and eat out of your hand but habituation is what leads to animals becoming troublesome,” Davis said. As one chapter of life may end for one species, the story is just beginning for another. In just a few months, the spring season will bring birth and renewal to the arboretum after the long, cold winter. This fall, resident mallards will be searching for a mate. In the spring, newly hatched ducklings will have turtles and egrets to contend with as they trek through the waterways, single file behind their mother. The rabbits and skunks will raise their young as the flowers bloom once again. As the leaves change, new stories emerge and the tragic cycle of life and death continues. A newly born trio of young raccoons is growing up without a mother in the Arboretum. The siblings feast on the fallen fruit of the jambolan tree while keeping a masked eye out for overhead hawks. Only time will tell if the band of omnivores be another one of Fullerton’s success stories, or fall prey to the natural order of things.
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Armstrong stuck in a vicious cycle This Just In JUSTIN ENRIQUEZ
You don’t sell 80 million yellow bracelets without making a few enemies. The man that brought cycling to the forefront of American sports culture has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, banned for life from the sport, and stepped down from the cancer charity that he created. I’ll admit that I gave into the hype and purchased my fair share of those yellow Livestrong bracelets in the better part of the past decade. I was a sucker for the story of this incredible athlete who not only defied the odds by defeating cancer, but also dominated one of the most grueling athletic competitions year after year. One in three people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime and I, like many others, have witnessed what this horrible disease can do to a human being. I think that is why everyone was so enamored with Lance Armstrong, because they could relate that fighting spirit to the loved ones affected by or have fallen to the disease. Here was a man that beat it and could perform on the athletic field like some type of super human. I guess superheroes only exist in comic books. Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles is the culmination of years of speculation, investigation and litigation. Now there will be a void that will be unfulfilled in the history books with no Tour de France winner from 1999-2005. The “Armstrong era” will be looked at with more villainy than baseball’s “steroid era” simply because there is only one star athlete to focus
on. The snowball effect of these investigations has also left him sponsorless. Last week he was dropped by Nike and this week his final sponsor Oakley ended their relationship with him. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a monumental downfall for an athlete before. Though Armstrong has now been scratched out of the history books, the inspiration that he has brought to those with cancer and contributions he has made to cancer research should not be forgotten. Livestrong, the cancer charity that Armstrong founded, has raised over $500 million in the fight against the disease. The aforementioned yellow wristbands the charity created in 2004 serve as a symbol for cancer awareness and survival. Just because its founder is marred in controversy doesn’t make the mission that the organization have any less merit. “The mission is bigger than me. It’s bigger than any individual,” Armstrong said at Livestrong’s 15th anniversary celebration Friday. The most shocking thing to come out from all of this are the people that want their money back from contributing to Livestrong because of Armstrong’s current plight. Despite what Armstrong may or may have not done on the athletic field, contributions were made not to him but to an organization that focused on the disease. I don’t feel that people have the right to feel slighted by the cyclist because the cause that they chose to contribute to is still valid. Cancer is a common foe that many have encountered and are passionate about fighting. Any contributions made toward that effort can only be a positive thing. Like Livestrong, cancer awareness through clothing has been seen throughout the month of October in the NFL as players wear pink accessories like shoes, hats, and wristbands for breast cancer. Any more light that could be shed toward the effort helps the movement and the NFL is showing that. After all that has been taken from Armstrong, no one can take away the fact that he endured a disease that millions still continue to struggle with and helped create an organization that still continues to do good and inspire people around the world.
Makes return to cycling and founds Lance Armstrong Foundation
Armstrong diagnosed with testicular cancer. Cancer spread to his lungs and brain.
Signs with the U.S Postal Service cycling team
Wins seven straight Tour de France Titles
Wins final Tour de France and announces retirement
Helps launch Livestrong campaign. All proceeds go to support cancer survivors through the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Armstrong makes comeback to cycling and finishes third in Tour de France
Retires again amid allegations of using performance-enhancing drugs
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges Armstrong with using performanceenhancing drugs and reseases report.
DTSPORTS BRIEFS Ramos named Player of the Week Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer midfielder Ian Ramos was named Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. His superb play contributed to an unbeaten week for the Titans as they had wins over conference rivals Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside. Going into the week, Ramos had two goals and three points to go along with seven points on the season. In wins over the nationally ranked Highlanders and Matadors, he had four goals and an assist, including a three-goal performance against CSUN that lifted the Titans back from a 4-1 deficit. The Matadors scored their fourth goal of the contest just seconds into the second half, but then Ramos caught fire. He scored two goals just seven minutes apart to bring CSUF to within a goal. Once senior defender Jameson Campbell tied the score, Ramos, the eventual game-winner, converted a penalty kick in the 71st minute. Against the Highlanders, the sophomore netted a goal and an assist in CSUF’s 3-2 doubleovertime victory. He scored on another penalty kick and assisted on Campbell’s first goal of the match in the 69th minute to finish his nine point weekend. Ramos is now second on the squad with six goals and 15 points. He also shares the assist total with three others and leads the team with 32 shots. Brief by ANGEL MENDOZA
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Women’s soccer to play final two games
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Men’s golf finishes fourth at Simi Valley Bill Cullum Invitational
It’s an important weekend for the Titans as they play to keep their playoff hopes alive on the road
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The Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team will play in their final two games of the season in two road contests Friday and Sunday against UC Davis and University of the Pacific. The Titans hope for two big wins to accumulate the points they need and finish in the top four spots of the Big West Conference and make the playoffs. CSUF has an overall record of 8-8, but that record is deceiving because the Titans have been stellar in Big West conference play, which is all that matters for making the playoffs. CSUF is 5-2 in Big West action and has 15 points. In their last game, the Titans defeated Cal Poly SLO in 4-0 in their last home game. They hope to continue that momentum with matchups against Big West foes this weekend. The Titans take on the UC Davis Aggies in Friday’s game at UC Davis. The Aggies have an overall record of 7-8-2 and a conference record of 2-4-1. This game means more for CSUF as UC Davis is essentially unable to make the playoffs. Two wins for CSUF would be huge for them in making the playoffs and in securing a higher seed. Junior Ashley Edwards, who plays both midfielder and forward, leads the team in goals with six and shots with 34. She has started in all of UC Davis’ games. Sophomore forward Lexi Poppoff leads the team in shooting percentage and shots on goal percentage. The game against CSUF is UC Davis’ second to last game of the season. They will play their final game at home against UC Riverside Sunday. CSUF will take on the University of the Pacific in their final game of the season.
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Sophomore forward Rebecca Wilson attempts a shot in a win against Creighton on Sept. 9. Wilson has played in 12 games this year and taken 26 shots with 20 on goal.
Sunday’s start time is 2 p.m. and the game will take place in Stockton, Calif. The Pacific Tigers have not had a very good season to say the least. They are 3-12 overall and 0-6-1 in conference play. This will be the University of the Pacific’s last game because they are out of playoff contention. The leading scorer for the Tigers is Maricela Padilla, a junior forward who leads the team with six goals, 46 shots and two gamewinning goals. The CSUF women’s soccer team has a plethora of scoring threats. Senior forward Stacey Fox leads the team with seven goals and 16 points. Senior forward Ann Marie Tangorra follows closely behind Fox with six goals and leads the team with 42 shots. Junior Erica Mazeau leads the team in as-
sists with seven. In conference play, the team as a whole has scored 12 goals and 12 assists, has a .114 shot percentage, and averages 15 shots per game. After this weekend, the Titans will know whether or not they have made the playoffs. It is essential that the Titans win both games because semifinal and final games are played at the location of the team with the better record. The Big West playoff games begin Nov. 1 with the semifinal games being played Nov. 1 and the Big West Championship game being played Nov. 4. The NCAA tournament begins Nov. 9. For more information about the Big West Conference playoffs, visit BigWest.org. For more information about Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer, visit FullertonTitans.com.
The Titans continue to play well as a team with another strong showing this week ANGEL MENDOZA Daily Titan
Coming off their best 54-hole finish, 851, in addition to a second place finish at the Firestone Grill Invitational, the Cal State Fullerton men’s golf team looked to continue their momentum at the Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley Monday and Tuesday. The Titans had a strong showing and finished in fourth place over the two-day tournament. The 17-year-old tournament, the Bill Cullum Invitational, recently changed its name after the legendary Cal State Northridge men’s golf coach (formerly it was the Countrywide Invitational). After day one at the Wood Ranch Golf Club, juniors Mark Anguiano and Corey Gard both shot an even par round of 72 over the first 18 holes and were on par in the second round to lead the Titans to third place when play at the Bill Cullum Invitational was suspended due to darkness. The two juniors were joined in the top 25 overall spots individually by senior Dakota Duerr who fired a 1-over par midway through the second round. Sophomore Ryan Tetrault and freshman Mark Jensma rounded out the CSUF squad tied for 35th with a fiveover mark when play concluded for the day. Although the Titans (+6) were in third place overall for the tournament after day one, they trailed Washington State (-7) and San Diego (-4) in team play by a considerable margin.
CSUF is, however, three shots ahead of Arizona State in the team standings for the 20-team event. Day two was dominated by Gard who fired a 3-under par 69 in the final round to lead Cal State Fullerton to their aforementioned fourth-place finish over the 54hole tournament. The Titans shot an 868 to finish four over par, while San Diego played stellar both days and won the Bill Cullum Invitational at 14-under par with an 850 team score. Arizona State finished nine off the lead at 859 and Washington State finished at 2-over par 866 to round out the top three teams. CSUF was four shots ahead of Big West rival UC Irvine, which finished in fifth place. Gard ended up in a four-way tie for fifth (-3, 213), while Anguiano shot a two-under 70 that put him into a tie for ninth (-1, 215). Duerr shot a 70 in the final round, good for 14th overall. Tetrault finished at 3-over par 225, while freshman Michael Choe shot an 8-over 230 over the three rounds. Duerr also played stellar for the Titans at the Firestone Grill Invitational, finishing fourth overall where his low round was a 66, one of the all-time best for a Titan. Through six rounds, he has led the team with an extraordinary 71.67 stroke average. Tetrault and Gard fired a 68, while Anguiano shot a 69 during play at the Firestone. The Titans will play next at the Warrior Wave Princeville Intercollegiate in Kauai, Hawaii on Nov. 5-7. For more information on the men’s golf team and upcoming schedule, visit: FullertonTitans.com.
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Aries (Mar. 21-April 19) Someone provides an important contact. Details hamper advancement. Discipline is required, but if anybody can do it, it’s you now. Accept your partner’s suggestion. Do it with gusto. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Spiritual senses awaken. Focus on love and friendship, and you can get farther than ever before. Create a practical solution to a financial challenge. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Odds are good there’s something you don’t know. Follow through with your promises, regardless. Catch up on all the news. Play by the book and close the deal. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Potentially hazardous conditions threaten. Stick to your budget, and postpone household chores. Let somebody else argue with authority. Your moral compass guides you through the tight spots.
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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Don’t try to pay everyone’s way. Pay attention to details to increase your capabilities. Assume authority. Working smartly pays off. Follow your emotional desires. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Exceptional patience will be required. Stop and smell the roses for a spiritual lift. Don’t forget what’s important, and go for it. It’s even okay if somebody gets mad. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Be super productive at work now so that you have more time to play later. It’s important to follow the protocol, even as you add your personal touch. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Emotions add extra drive. Follow a hunch, but be respectful and cautious. Private connections lead to profits. Try to understand other people’s feelings. Good time to sell.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Clean up at home. Be very careful of sharp objects. Don’t take what you have for granted. Remember your old experiences and use them. Tell a female about your feelings. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You have more than expected. Watch out for breakage, however. Friends ask your advice, so give it. Completion is the secret to your success. Write a love poem. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) An escape attempt now will probably fail. Focus instead on making money, even if it seems boring. It requires doing the homework, without cutting corners, to profit. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You can do more than you thought. Focus on creating income, and cut entertainment spending. Make popcorn and play cards by candlelight. You’re rewarded for your loyalty.
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Why do Educators, Students, Nature Lovers, Business and Community Leaders Support Measure W? Measure W will create Fullerton’s largest Nature Park (10 miles of hiking and biking trails), a Nature Learning Center, and 2,000 local jobs. It also provides $11 million in improvements to local schools. All with private funding, at no cost to taxpayers. Partial list of supporters. For a complete list, please visit VoteYESonW.com Fred Jung, Commissioner, Fullerton Parks & Recreation Sean Fitzgerald, Commissioner, Fullerton Parks & Recreation Kay Miller, Commissioner, Fullerton Arboretum Caroline Andrews, Nature Guide Chair, Fullerton Arboretum Ryan Gregory, Director, Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton Steve Eldredge, Board Member, Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers Chris Heusser, Former Chair, Fullerton Parks & Recreation Comm. Kathleen Dasney, Former Chair, Fullerton Parks & Recreation Comm. Katie Baier Dalton, Former Chair, Fullerton Parks & Recreation Comm. Scott Hayes, Former Fullerton Parks & Recreation Commissioner Robert Bergstrom, Former Parks & Recreation Commissioner Jerry Young, Former Fullerton Arboretum Commissioner Karen Haluza, AICP, Land Use Planner, Community Activist Charles Kim, Former Chairman, Korean Institute of So. California Marty Burbank, YWCA Board Member / Veteran Theresa Harvey, President, Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Bruce Whitaker Fullerton City Council Member Greg Sebourn Susan Gardner, Teacher Rolling Hills Elementary School (ret’d)
Dr. Silas H. Abrego, Emeritus Vice Pres. for Student Affairs, CSUF Dr. Janet Eyring, Professor, CSUF Ray Young, Professor, CSUF Andrew Carroll, Board Member, CSUF Mihaylo College of Business Executive Council Larry D. Strand, Ed.D., Dean, Crowell School of Business, Biola Univ. Bill Dickerson, Executive Director Emeritus, CSUF A. Terrance Dickens, Instructor (ret’d), CSUF Mihaylo School of Business and Economics; small business owner Fred Lentz, Orange County Teacher of the Year Carolyn Ratzlaff, Teacher of the Year – CA Science Teachers Assoc. Dr. Sueling Chen, Teacher of the Year Hilda Sugarman, President, Fullerton School District Chris Thompson, Trustee, Fullerton School District Janny Meyer, Trustee, Fullerton School District Lynn Thornley, Trustee, Fullerton School District Naomi Jue, Retired Teacher, Fullerton School District—Committee Member / CSUF Arboretum Field Studies in Botany & Ecosystems Sue Faassen, School Principal (ret’d) Jacob Lloyd Davies, Ecology Student, CSUF
Jim Reed, Former Fullerton Fire Chief Marc Martin, Former Fullerton Fire Chief Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Jack Dean, President, Fullerton Association of Concerned Taxpayers Ginger Britt, Former President, Fullerton Library Board Bob Hayden, Chairman, Open Coyote Hills Orange County Business Council Joe Koch, Boy Scout Leader Korean Business Committee of Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Ted Kim, Chair, Korean Business Comm., Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Rita R. Kunselman, Past President, CA Organic Gardening Club Minard Duncan, Board Member, Museum of Teaching and Learning Anthony J. Florentine, Professor Emeritus, Biology Dept., Fullerton College John (Jack) Bedell, Ph.D., Member, Orange County Board of Education Dr. George Lentz, Emeritus Professor, Cal Poly Pomona Kirk San Roman, Former Vice Chair, Fullerton Parks & Recreation Comm. Glenda Flock, Vice Chair, Women’s Caucus, Democrats of N. Orange County Reuben Franco, President, Orange Co. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Monika Broome, West Coyote Hills Neighbor, RetiredTeacher
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