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Mayor addresses Hillcrest Park plan Master plan could mean costs of up to $25 million and added upkeep costs ROBERT REYES

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Education specialist Dawn Foor explains how sexualized images in mainstream media influence children’s behavior at the WoMen’s Center on Tuesday.

Educator fights sex culture Dawn Foor, who works with sexual assault victims, speaks out on sex industry SARAH GERHARD Daily Titan

A culture of sex, and a society that encourages it, can be problematic for victims of abuse, said a sex assault victims services worker on Tuesday. Dawn Foor, supervisor for the Community Services Programs Inc. at the Rape Crisis Center, led the discussion. Foor’s goal is to raise awareness in schools and other establishments about the problems sex abuse at an early age can cause, which resurfaces as abused women become older. “I’m sick of women being

raped, it’s just been going on for millions of years and you would think in 2013 we would have a handle on that,” Foor said. Foor aims to help spread the word about America’s fixation with sex and the current crisis it is causing women in the adult industry. “All of the marketing and media messages are telling little girls that they need to be sexy,” Foor said, while pictures depicting a dolled up Honey Boo Boo and Miley Cyrus dressed in latex were shown as examples. The sex worker community involves erotic massage parlors, prostitution, exotic dancing and stripping. These jobs are alluring to some women because they can secure an above average income. However, Foor said half

of these women are doing it for empowerment and the other half as an act of oppression. In her presentation, Foor said 92 percent of prostitutes are raped on or off the job, and 87 percent of them were victims of childhood abuse. Foor said she feels America’s culture has become hyper focused on the image of sex and what it means to be sexy, which can be problematic not just for victims of sex abuse, but young adults in general. Foor said an 11-year-old girl, dressed in stilettos, approached her at one of her anti-sexting seminars and asked, “Am I still a virgin if I’m only having anal sex?” Foor wanted to faint. She reported her case and after having the young girl treated, it was discovered she had

contracted the human papilloma virus as well as chlamydia. “Child molesters naturally are very secretive, and they don’t want the child to tell anyone,” Foor said. She said situations like these are partly due to a process called grooming. Grooming is a slow process which starts at a very young age and usually begins with talking and caressing of the child. Sexual abuse occurs into adulthood as well. It is estimated that about one in four women and one in ten men will be the victim of sexual assault at some point during their college career, Mary Becerra, interim director of student affairs at the CSUF WoMen’s Center, said. SEE ABUSE, 3



The Cal State Fullerton’s men’s golf team won their first tournament of the year at the Bill Cullum Invitational Tuesday after rallying back from a whopping 11-shot deficit. They ended the final round with an overall score of 849, 12 under par, one shot ahead of second-place San Diego. The 849 score is tied for the second lowest 54-hole score in team history since the program was reinstated in the 2009-10 season. September’s Big West Confer-

Fair informs students of global opportunities for education abroad CHU-LING YEE Daily Titan



Father of Kelly Thomas speaks at statewide rally OPINION 4

Kelly Thomas trial should be televised DETOUR 6

Review: Carrie remake frightens audiences Titans square off with highly-ranked Cal State Northridge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @DAILY_TITAN

ROBERT REYES / Daily Titan Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, Hugo Curiel (left), answers questions about the Hillcrest Park Master Plan.

Studying abroad a gateway to world

ence Golfer of the Month Mark Anguiano led the leaderboard at times in the final round, but ultimately couldn’t hang on. He ended the tournament in second place shooting a 207, nine under par, one shot behind Daniel Chian of Long Beach State. The 207 is the school’s third best individual score in program history. Anguiano now holds the top four scores in the school’s record books. Senior Corey Gard ended two shots behind his teammate and placed fifth with a score of 210, six under par. The 210 score is Gard’s second lowest individual score while playing for CSUF.




Golf comeback secures victory Mark Anguiano helps bring Titans back on day two of Bill Cullum Invitational

Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker used his monthly “Talk Around Town” to share ideas for repairing the city’s roads at Hillcrest Park on Tuesday night. Another issue the event focused on was the implementation of a master plan to renovate the 37.8 acre Hillcrest Park, located on the 1200 block of Harbor Boulevard. The Parks and Recreation Department aims to have a proposal approving expenditures for the first phase of the master plan at the Nov. 19 Fullerton City Council meeting, according to Hugo Curiel, director of the Fullerton Parks and Recreation Department. The first prospective changes to the park would include restoration of the fountain

that faces Harbor Boulevard, the implementation of stairways on the north side of the park connecting Hillcrest Park and Lions Field, and updating the picnic area on Valley View Drive. Curiel said that the master plan is a culmination of a process that included numerous committee meetings between the city, their consultant and the public. “I think they were listened to but I don’t think the plan really ref lects what we want,” said Dorian Hunter, a Fullerton resident for 51 years. Hunter’s concerns include the maintenance costs that would come from some of the new renovations like a renovated fountain. Whitaker said the current master plan would cost between 21 and 25 million dollars, but he looks forward to the park becoming a place where people can walk and exercise in a serene environment.

ELEONOR SEGURA / For the Daily Titan

A student speaks with a representative from Arcadia University.

At Cal State Fullerton, students have the chance to complete their schooling on the other side of the world in Australia, on the historic streets of the United Kingdom or even set sail for a semester at sea. The Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday gave students a chance to learn more about these programs and what they need to do to take part in them. For the 2012-2013 academic year, 309 students studied abroad, an increase from 246 students in the previous year. CSUF currently partners with universities in 23 countries, said Kathryn Morrissey, a Study Abroad advisor. Morrissey spent a semester in Florence when she was in college and recommends students try to study abroad at least once. Students have the option of going through a third-party provider, directly through CSUF or the university where they plan to study.

Students who choose a program directly through CSUF will pay regular CSU fees while studying abroad, while those choosing to go through the university of their choice will pay the fees of their school abroad. Third-party providers set their own prices, and the cost varies depending on the provider. Monica Del Real, 21, a sociology major, volunteered at the International Programs office table to educate students about studying abroad. Del Real spent this past summer studying business and Portuguese at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in Brazil. Del Real wanted to study in Brazil, but CSUF did not have an agreement with any universities in the country. She instead decided to go through the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS), a third-party provider. Morrissey helped guide Del Real through the application process and helped find classes that would transfer back to CSUF. SEE ABROAD, 2





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Derrik Bankemper, 24, Radio-TV-Film major, looks into the different options for studying abroad at the study abroad fair on Tuesday.

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Students studied in 27 different countries last year. Four of those nations did not have any universities that have established agreements with the school. Financial aid can help students with the cost of studying abroad as well. As part of the program, students are able to apply for grants and scholarships that will help pay for their expenses, AIFS representative Lisa Davies said. Del Real paid $7,100 to attend the university and obtained a $2,500 scholarship. Del Real expects to graduate next year and encourages students to look into studying abroad. “Sometimes you’re kind of stuck here with this American point of view, so it’s nice to go over there and see how they think,” she said. “It broadens your point of view.” Morrissey said it is a misconception that studying abroad will delay students from graduating on time. In fact, she assists students with finding a program that meets the academic needs of students. There are deadlines for each

program, and the application process varies. The International Programs office will help students find programs for students if CSUF does not have a direct partnership with a school.

“Sometimes you’re kind of stuck here with this American point of view, so it’s nice to go over there and see how they think.” Monica Del Real Sociology Major

“Regardless of what you decide to do or how you decide to go, that’s what our office is here to help you with,” Morrissey said. Students wanting to study abroad can contact the International Programs office in UH 244.

Oarfish to be studied at CSUF

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Cal State Fullerton researcher Misty Paig-Tran will be studying the rare oarfish that washed up on an Oceanside beach last week. The 14-foot-long deep sea creature is a rare sight and can grow as long as 50 feet. James Parham, Ph.D., assistant professor of geological sciences, announced Tuesday that Paig-Tran will detail the unique characteristics of the fish that washed ashore Friday.

Sacramento rally fights police brutality Father of Kelly Thomas speaks at rally promoting changed police procedure NEREIDA MORENO Daily Titan

Homeless rights activist Ron Thomas joined the families of over 50 victims of alleged police brutality in Sacramento to rally against lethal excessive force by police on Tuesday. Thomas, a former Orange County sheriff, became an advocate for homeless rights after his son Kelly died after he was beaten by Fullerton police officers outside of the Fullerton Transportation Center in July 2011. He spoke on the west steps of the state Capitol during the 18th annual National Day Against Police Brutality to denounce police violence and unnecessary force. “I turned Fullerton upside down and rebuilt it and had policies and procedures change,” Thomas said. “We need to do it so you and I can walk the streets

safely without being beat by the people who are sworn to protect and serve us.” Families from across California attended the rally to engage in conversation with state legislators and assembly members to limit the powers of law enforcement officers granted under the Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights. “Being a police officer is a very tough job at times, but we’re not talking about the bad guys here, we’re talking about the unarmed people that they are beating to death, that they are shooting who are unarmed and it just has to stop,” Thomas said. Demands of the demonstrators include drug testing officers after shootings, investigations on prosecutorial misconduct and requiring officers to wear cameras at all times. Police officers in Anaheim and Fullerton have started testing video cameras that capture every encounter with the public, according to the Orange County Register. The trial of two officers charged in the murder of Kelly Thomas begins Nov. 18.

Courtesy of Mitch Avila Ron Thomas, father of Kelly Thomas, rallies for change in Sacramento.



DTBRIEFS Apple reveals new upgrades ROBERT REYES

Apple announced upgrades to their iPad, laptop and desktop product lines during an event held Tuesday morning. Among the upgrades were a revamped iPad mini and the iPad Air, a replacement for their full-size iPad. Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said the iPad Air is 20 percent thinner than its predecessor and is the lightest full-size tablet. Schiller also announced that the new iPad mini will feature a high-resolution Retina display and be available in November. Both the iPad Air and the iPad mini will include A7 and M7 chips—the same chips found in the iPhone 5s. Prices for the iPad Air will start at $499 and the iPad mini will start at $399. Apple also introduced new updates to its MacBook Pro line and announced that its redesigned Mac Pro desktop will cost $2,999 and be available in December.

Firemen shave for cause ZEILA EDRIAL

Firefighters with the city of Orange shaved their heads Tuesday at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, according to the Orange County Register. About 40 of them volunteered to have their hair shaved off to show support for 15-year-old Saylor Voris. She is the daughter of a fellow Orange firefighter, John Voris. Saylor suffers from leukemia. She will be receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Her brother was the bone marrow donor. Saylor and other patients had the opportunity to assist with shaving the heads of the firefighters. Most of the patients had lost their own hair due to chemotherapy treatments. The Orange firefighters handed out gifts to the patients, such as caps and badges. The Children’s Hospital of Orange County held a blood drive simultaneously with the event. People were also encouraged to donate bone marrow as Saylor’s brother did.

Riverside boy dies at school BRITTANY CURRIE

A 12-year-old boy died Tuesday after collapsing at a Riverside County middle school, according to the Los Angeles Times. The sixth grader collapsed around noon while playing during lunchtime. The incident occurred at Vista Heights Middle School in Moreno Valley, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Department deputies. School staff members proceeded to perform CPR as officers arrived on the scene in the 23000 block of Old Lake Drive. The boy was then taken to the hospital, where he later died, according to Sheriff Sgt. John Del Valle. Riverside sheriff’s deputies said the boy may have had a medical condition that resulted in his death. Statements were issued by the Riverside Sheriff’s Department and Moreno Valley Unified School District, but they could not provide further information. The district will provide the school with crisis counselors.





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There has not been a large change in that rate in the past 10 years, she said. Foor explains that the majority of victims suffer from depression, low self esteem and feelings of unworthiness, which may push them to take jobs that are in the sex industry. Raising awareness about this issue is important for both Foor and Becerra, especially in Orange County, where people often turn a blind eye to the topic. “I don’t see it … but I know it exists and that it generally is so controversial that we don’t talk about it, especially in Orange County,” Kim Haycraft, 21, a philosophy major, said. “It’s a more aff luent area, so it’s more hidden under the rug, but it absolutely happens everywhere, in every city in every county.” Foor spreads awareness of sex abuse throughout schools and the Orange County area. “I think now, prevention is making a difference because we are f looding the younger kids in schools with this information but until we can quit one gender hurting the other, and one gender being afraid of the other, I don’t have a lot of hope,” Foor said.

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Dawn Foor talks about how a sex-obsessed culture in a nation can poorly affect the way women are portrayed and glorified in media.

ROTC moves to upgraded location The Military Science department moves into permanent buildings BRITTANY CURRIE Daily Titan

The Military Science Program and ROTC program has moved into a new upgraded office and recruitment building. The new buildings offer a larger community presence for the ROTC where staff can interact with each other through close office buildings, classrooms and training field. The modular buildings are located around a paved space behind the Titan House. ROTC moved their offices closer to the training fields and education classrooms at the end of August 2013. “I like how it’s like we’re in our own area. We’re not really sharing it with, you know, the engineering ... We appreciate that,” Paul Longuevan, an MS4 cadet, said. “So we have our space and they have their space. It’s a lot nicer.” Lisa Kopecky, assistant vice president of academic operations and finance, coordinated the move of the Military of Science department, which is part of the College of Health and Human Development. Kopecky and the Provost’s office oversee academic space. Finding a new location for the department had been in the works since before construction on Steven G. Mihaylo Hall began in 2005, Kopecky said. The Military Science offices were formerly located in trailers in front of the campus, but were temporarily moved to the Engineering and Computer Science Building to accommodate Mihaylo Hall. As programs grew, so did the need for a new location. A proposal came from the Division of Administration and Finance to see if ROTC would entertain the idea of modular units. The office supply building is still located in McCarthy Hall and there are currently no plans to relocate it. “One of the things about space, or academic space or any space on this campus is that space is at a premium,” Kopecky said. “Everybody


wants or needs more space because as programs develop, as enrollments change, more students are coming in and there has to be shifts in places to accommodate everybody.” The Military Science Modular project was overseen by the Provost’s office and is funded by a combination of sources provided by academic affairs. The project budget was originally budgeted in fall 2012 at $590,000, but was increased to $805,000 to accommodate for and site improvements due to unforeseen conditions, Tinnah Medina, the director of Capital Project Management, said.

“The morale and comradery and just being able to meet who your functioning with everyday has been a tremendous win for us.” Lt. Col. Kelley Donham

Some of the delays included hiring a civil engineer to address problems with the existing grading, which was not flat enough. Additional delays were attributed to the decision to buy new and larger buildings versus smaller existing modular structures. There are three buildings total—Headquarters, Cadet Affairs and Recruiting and Support Staff—all installed with restrooms facilities. The middle building, Cadet Affairs, is a spacious room for cadets to hang out, do homework, and relax. The room is

equipped with computers and chairs and can be used for meetings. “The morale and comradery and just being able to meet who your functioning with everyday has been a tremendous win for us,” Lt. Col. Kelley Donham, professor of military science, said. Cal State Fullerton has the sixth largest ROTC program in the eighth brigade throughout the United States. The flag pole is located outside of the buildings, allowing ROTC to raise and salute the flag each morning, something they could not do before.

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Dorian Hunter (far left) Fullerton resident of 51 years and former Cal State Fullerton professor, sits in on Tuesday night’s meeting with the mayor.


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Roads Doug Dunlap, a resident of Fullerton for 25 years, raised concerns about the condition of roads in Fullerton, specifically Dorothy Lane. Dunlap, who said he has brought up the issue at a budget meeting and to Fullerton’s Engineering Department, said that the street has gone ignored for several years. “Not only is it a disgrace to people who live there, it’s a disgrace to people that travel that street every day,” Dunlap said.

Whitaker said the issue has been his top priority and that internal performance audits have concluded the city is spending only one-sixth to one-ninth of the amount that is needed to bring streets to an acceptable level. Whitaker pointed to Placentia as an example of a neighboring city that has been restricted financially, but has still been able to maintain its street infrastructure. “I need to have amplification of this issue from the public,” Whitaker said. One of his goals is to start redirecting regular annual budget funds to the issue of repairing streets.

Whitaker also pointed to the possibility of borrowing money against future city revenues that new electronic billboards could bring in or selling the city’s interest in the Meridian Sports Complex. “If the city finds itself in other businesses such as being a landlord or property manager, for things like the Meridian Health Club, I think it’s far better for the city to back away from those and to sell those properties and put them back into the tax roll,” Whitaker said. Whitaker said there are a number of properties that the city may be looking into liquidating after inheriting them

from the Fullerton Redevelopment Agency, which was dissolved in 2012. Whitaker said the state of streets in Fullerton was at a “crisis level” and said it is becoming a public safety issue. Potholes and rubble only contribute to the danger that narrow lanes, bumper to bumper traffic and multi-lane streets for bicycle riders. “As a bicycle rider, it is extremely hazardous to ride on our streets,” Whitaker said. The next “Talk Around Town” with Mayor Whitaker is going to be on Nov. 26 at the Arboretum. Whitaker said he will try to continue the series even if he is no longer mayor.





Trial needs televised attention MIKE TRUJILLO / Daily Titan

Television coverage of the Kelly Thomas trial will help ease public tension ERICA MAHONEY Daily Titan

The events that took place at the Fullerton Transportation Center July 5, 2011 rocked the communities surrounding Fullerton and Orange County. Kelly Thomas, a homeless man suffering from schizophrenia, was beaten to death by Fullerton police officers. Soon after, the beating made national headlines, as it would have been the first time in Orange County history that a police officer stand trial for murder for an altercation that happened while the officer was on duty. Imagine though, if this tragedy had occurred 10 years ago, before smartphones and camera phone technologies captivated the mobile market, would this story have caught the nation’s attention? Most likely not.

This incident was forced to the forefront of the media’s attention when witnesses captured the event on their cell phones and blasted the raw footage onto social media networks. It has taken over two years to get this case to trial. Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, former officers of the Fullerton Police Department, are being served with involuntary manslaughter charges. In addition to the manslaughter charges, Ramos is being charged with second-degree murder while Cicinelli faces excessive force charges as well. According to KPCC, Judge William Froeberg serving for the Orange County Superior Court has announced that due to the intensity of this case, there will be no “gavel-to-gavel” coverage, meaning the trial will not be televised in its entirety. There will be one video camera and one still camera allowed in the courtroom to shoot the opening statements and closing arguments only. This decision is surprising,

considering many high-profile cases are open to the media, including the Trayvon Martin and the Rodney King trials. Judge William Froeberg said he didn’t want to “further inflame high emotions” by allowing full TV coverage. However, closing the courtroom to television cameras leaves the public with many unanswered questions. A sketch artist might be employed, but the public will not get to see how Ramos and Cicinelli react when questioned by attorneys. Some believe that they can assess the guilt of a defendant by his or her initial reaction to a question. A transcript may be released, but delivery is everything. If the officers are acquitted, people will never know if prosecutors went easy on Ramos and Cicinelli if video of the trial is not available to the public. The public deserves to see the trial in its entirety. The significance of the trial expands beyond justice for Thomas—it is about trust in law enforcement

officials in general. Beating and tasering a helpless individual to death arouses suspicion and distrust in those whose sworn duty is to “protect and serve.” If by televising the trial and giving the former officers a chance to show remorse for their actions instead of being viewed as ruthless murderers, it can once again instill the faith that these two were trying to do their job, despite their aggressive nature. Conversely, if Ramos and Cicinelli do not show remorse, the public’s perception would be confirmed, and they can draw the conclusion that these two officers are guilty and deserve time behind bars. In the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the courtroom was open to the media and included full TV coverage. The media presence did not affect the verdict, and although it was highly controversial, it did not result in public outrage, which is what Judge William Froeberg seems to be attempting to avoid. Closing the courtroom leaves the impression that there is something to hide. The judge may see opening statements and closing arguments as a compromise, but it doesn’t provide the public with any pertinent information. Closing arguments do not require hard evidence. The purpose of the closing argument is

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to persuade the jury in any way possible—they can use hypothetical analogies or theories and can appeal to the jury’s emotions rather than logic. Closing the courtroom further protects the FPD from public scrutiny, justifiably adding to the p u bl i c ’s distrust a n d o u t rage. The public d e serves to see full coverage of the case. In fact, having an open courtroom could benefit the FPD; official police procedures could be explained in a way that would help the public understand why and how these situations escalate the way they do. A certain level of transparency should b e kept by law enforcement officials, and would help ease tensions, rather than fan the flames.


Homeless shelter necessary for Fullerton MIKE TRUJILLO / Daily Titan

Proposed plan will give individuals in unfortunate situations a sense of safety ERIC GANDARILLA

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An estimated 300 homeless people call Fullerton’s sidewalks, benches and alleys their bed, and the proposed city homeless shelter would help alleviate that. A planned permanent homeless center is set to be built in the city of Fullerton on South State College Boulevard in a 29,000-square-foot building that was purchased by the Orange County supervisors for $3.1 million earlier this year. Despite the cost, the city is in desperate need for a shelter to not only make the streets safer for the public, but also provide safer conditions for the homeless themselves. Earlier this year, the Fullerton City Council rejected an agreement that would allow the shelter to operate at the property, according to Voice of OC. So in order for the shelter to be constructed, the county Board of Supervisors needs to decide if it is going to build the shelter regardless of Fullerton’s decision. The supervisors need to take the initiative to approve the proposed plan, therefore proving that the city’s priority is to protect its residents, regardless of the cost. Orange County is one of the largest metropolitan areas VISIT US AT: DAILYTITAN.COM/OPINION

without a permanent, yearround homeless shelter. Without a homeless shelter, people are forced to the streets and often crowd together in certain areas for hours on end. The Fullerton Transportation Center is oftentimes a common destination for the city’s homeless, leading to the mingling of the homeless and commuters waiting to depart. At night, the transportation center resembles a makeshift shanty town. Many of the benches are occupied by sleeping homeless covered in ragged blankets. The homeless that don’t sleep on the benches lay large pieces of cardboard on the ground that act as some sort of relief from the hard concrete. The unfortunate situations of the homeless create an uncomfortable situation for many who judge them by their exterior, instead of their personality. Streets lined with hundreds of homeless people does not pose well for Fullerton’s public image. As disdain grows between the public and the homeless, people tend to forget the dangers the homeless face by sleeping outside and the inhumane conditions they endure on a daily basis. The proposed homeless center would not only provide a safe and warm place for these people to sleep, but it would also provide them with a sense of community while administering medical aid that many desperately need. In addition to medical aid, the shelter would also be able

to help homeless people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol stabilize their lives and find jobs, according to Voice of OC. A center like this could have helped someone in Kelly Thomas’ position, who was brutally beaten a few years ago by Fullerton police officers. Having a shelter that gives medical aid to homeless people would have helped someone like Thomas suffering from schizophrenia. He could have received treatment and by having a place to sleep, he would not have been viewed as a danger to himself and to the community on the streets. He was accused of breaking into cars because of his suspicious exterior, but it is difficult for a person in his position to not look suspicious. These individuals cannot help the way they look. They are in no way in the right circumstances to worry about their image, when more pressing issues like finding food to eat is floating in their minds. One of the major concerns of the proposed homeless shelter is that its location is in the vicinity of an elementary school. The shelter being approximately 500 feet from the school is a concern, but the homeless will most likely be spending their time indoors as opposed to the streets which they just escaped. If the shelter is successful in stabilizing the homeless’ lives, then that means there will be less homeless people that members of the community would have to worry about.






Play to challenge social norms The Submission to make audience think twice about race and sexuality NICOLE WEAVER Daily Titan

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Cal State Fullerton’s latest production will tackle the touchy subjects of race and homosexuality. The Submission centers on a gay white man who submits a play about an African-American family. He submits the play under a pseudonym and chooses an African-American female to take credit for it. “He feels a great deal of pressure that just to get his play looked at, he can’t be himself because he’d be dismissed as a white man and that’s probably, on some odd level, true,” said Director Mark Ramont, explaining the obstacles the main character faces. Ramont is a professor of directing at the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Submission, originally written by Jeff Talbott, was the inaugural recipient of the Laurents/Hatcher Award in 2011 and was produced offBroadway. It also received the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award in 2012. “Can only a black woman write a story about a black family? Can only a black director direct a black play? Can only a gay writer write about gays?” Ramont said. Only four characters are involved in the production. Three are white males—two of them are gay—and one is an black female.

The question of whether or not people can accurately depict something they have never personally experienced is an issue that begins to aff lict both of the main characters. Deep prejudices arise during the play that pit the two main characters Emilie, a black woman, and Danny, the gay playwright, against each other. Emilie believes that being gay is a choice, whereas being black is not. Danny contends that homosexuality is something people are born with.

“Can only a black woman write a story about a black family? Can only a black director direct a black play? Can only a gay writer write about gays?” Mark Ramont Director

“Emilie and Danny, both when they get to a certain point they have no limits on how far they go to hurt the other person,” Charlotte Williams, the lead cast member who plays Emilie said. The play is dense with emotion and the issues facing the charac-

Courtesy of Cal State Fullerton Theatre Department Charlotte Williams as Emilie (left) and Tyler Lemire as Danny (right) rehearse for the opening of The Submission at Grand Central Theatre.

ters weigh heavily on them. Exploring topics like racism, prejudice and homosexuality is difficult to do while maintaining a positive tone. “The debate or discussion about race; how we use language in ways that are hurtful, or maybe we’re too tender about. It goes back and forth, there’s a really interesting debate in it about language and what we say and how it affects people,” Ramont said.


The characters learn a lot from one another, but the play does not offer much resolution. The Submission is not the kind of story that ties everything up in a bow at the end to leave the audience feeling satisfied. “It just unwraps the gift and exposes ugliness,” Williams said. The adaptation of The Submission is set in present-day New York City. Generally, the scenes are set in a coffee shop,

and at one point the setting moves to the South. Using minimal props, such as the script Danny has written and a few coffee cups, the characters rely on the heaviness of the topics debated in the play to engage the audience. The play is written in a way that embodies contemporary culture and highlights issues that audience members experience day to day but never

stop to analyze. Racism and prejudice constantly intersect throughout the play and show how similar and different these two issues are. While the play has a sad ending, it sends a great message about how people view others who are not like them, Williams said. The Submission opens Friday at Grand Central Theater in Santa Ana and will run until Nov. 9.


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Courtesy of Cal State Fullerton This month, the CSUF’s University Singers will perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference in South Carolina.

Singers will hit high note Concert singers to offer a unique take on several classics on Saturday night ERICA MAHONEY Daily Titan

The robust voices of Cal State Fullerton’s University Singers and Concert Choir will soon fill the Meng Concert Hall for a unique performance.

The University Singers are conducted by Robert Istad, an associate professor of music, and accompanied by Grant Rohr. The group will perform “Expecting the Main Things From You,” by Nico Muhly; “Nunc Dimittis,” a Latin prayer by Gustaf Holst; “Dormiva Dolcemente,” an Italian double-choir madrigal piece. The concert will also include Carly Simon’s “Let the River Run,”


Director: Kimberly Peirce Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz Julianne Moore


Carrie is bloody scary in its reimagining of the 1976 classic. Yes, the best-selling 1974 novel by Stephen King has had its story retold, again, with a cast to die for. Carrie White, played by Chloe Grace Moretz (Dark Shadows), and Margaret White, played by Julianne Moore (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), give performances that makes any viewer feel like they are in the movie. The film follows a young woman, Carrie, who has been bullied throughout her high school years. A group of mean girls torment her to the point of no return. At home Carrie was mistreated and forced to pray with her God-obsessed mother. Moore’s character, Margaret, a deeply religious woman, believes that everyone besides herself and Carrie were sinners. As the movie progressed, Carrie realized she had telekinetic powers. When Margaret finds out, she said she was Carrie a witch and the daughter of the devil because of her powers. The remake adhered to the original film by following the same storyline, but with a modern feel. The high school girls in the remake seemed to be more cruel than the 1976 version, with their tactical use of social media. Moore and Moretz captured their characters’ weaknesses and strengths throughout the movie, which made the audience empathize with the ridiculed Carrie. Her innocence and shy behavior shined throughout the film. Moore flawlessly portrayed the role of Margaret—a task far from easy. Moore deserves extra credit; the mother in the original Carrie, played by Piper Laurie (Twin Peaks), gave a performance that would be a tough act to follow. Moore, like her earlier counterpart, captured the overzealous, neurotic mother of Carrie with ease. Carrie played on the audiences’ emotions, especially when Carrie and Chris, played by Portia Doubleday (Mr. Sunshine), come face to face. Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan,

played by Alex Russell (The Host), were the two behind the prank that would change the small town forever. The duo wanted to exact revenge on Carrie at her senior prom by dumping pig blood on her as she was crowned prom queen. As Carrie began to explore her powers, she began voicing her opinion towards her overly protective and religious mother. Her boost of confidence from these supernatural abilities gave her the strength to finally stand up to her mother’s criticism. For a moment it felt like the movie was going to end on a high note, but King’s novels never have a happy ending. It wasn’t until the bloody senior prom that Carrie decide to enact revenge on her tormentors. The prom scene in the movie was drawn out and overdone with the special effects, but the terror in the student’s eyes was all but real after scary Carrie had been unleashed. Sissy Spacek’s 1976 performance of Carrie White was not as theatrical as Moretz’s. Moretz matched Spacek’s performance of Carrie, allowing audiences to remember the same desolation that they had felt in the original prom scene. Lawrence D. Cohen wrote the original screenplay. Cohen revised his script with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa for the remake. Though the remake had very similar tones to its original, audiences will be able to notice the subtle differences. Cohen is known for his Stephen King horror movies, like IT and The Tommyknockers. This 100-minute horror film was an unexpected tribute to the original film and the characters that King created. By the end of the movie, there was a sense of gratification when her tormentors got what they deserved, which is the brilliance of King’s novels. All the secrets have been unleashed and Carrie goes down as being a murderer in her small town. Carrie’s tagline, “Know her name, fear her power,” is all but true.

featured in the film Working Girl (1988). The University Singers were invited to perform at the National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference in South Carolina this month, an honor given to only five schools in the entire nation. The group will perform Muhly’s “Expecting the Main Things From You” at the national conference. Istad described the three-part arrangement as abstract and modern, and that the piece experiences transitions that range from traditional classical music sounds to a more rock ‘n’ roll feel. The first set begins with “I Hear America Singing” and transitions to the second set with “A Farm Picture.” The choir improvises on the sounds of morse code which Istad describes as “esoteric and serene.” The third set, “Poets to Come,” is “loud” and “rambunctious,” Istad said. Istad said the students were weary of the piece at first, but soon grew to appreciate and enjoy it.

“I think we’re trying to be as expressive and as very clear as to what Nico Muhly wants us to communicate in his piece, and at the same time artistic.” Jason Pano

Graduate music student Muhly is an American composer who writes classical music that has been seen on stages such as the American Ballet Theatre and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Muhly has also written music for artists like Björk, Grizzly Bear and Sigur Rós. Jason Pano, a graduate music student assisting Istad, said he enjoyed the different and modern interpretation of Mulhy’s classical piece.

He said that the piece has been performed before and that the students are familiar with the original arrangement. However, the University Singers wanted to add their own flair to it as well. “I think we’re trying to be as expressive and as very clear as to what Nico Muhly wants us to communicate in his piece, and at the same time artistic,” Pano said. Section leaders for the University Singers include Alyssa Cossey (II soprano), Colleen Chester (I alto), Jeremy Wiggins (II tenor) and Ray Medina (bass). The Concert Choir is conducted by Chris Peterson, a music professor, and accompanied by Mark Salters. The choir’s performance consists of eight pieces including “Come Mighty Father,” an obscure chorus by baroque composer George Frideric Handel, “Rytmus,” an exciting fast-paced piece by Ivan Hrušovský and “O My Love’s Like a Red, Red Rose,” a poem written by Robert Burns and musically composed by R. Scott Coulter. The Concert Choir has a dynamic set list, with songs ranging from sweet and serenading to rich and robust. Peterson said that the first two pieces are accompanied by cellists: “Come Mighty Father” and “Serenity.” “O My Love’s Like a Red, Red Rose” will be mainly performed by the men’s choir accompanied by piano, while the women’s choir holds small responses within the piece. The Concert Choir will also feature student soloists, including Emma Reynolds who will be featured in “Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine,” and “Betelehemu,” which Brandon Harris will also solo in. “Betelehemu,” which means Bethlehem, is the closing song for the Concert Choir’s set and is a Nigerian Christmas song. It is accompanied by drums and percussions. Section leaders for the Concert Choir include Areli De La Torre (I soprano), Kim Nason (II soprano), Rebecca Pierce (I alto), Lisette Zamora (II alto), Alan Garcia (I tenor), Joshua Small (II tenor), Jeffrey Ledon (baritone) and Andy Ball (bass). Doors open at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Meng Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $13 with an advance Titan discount.


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Courtesy of Cal State Fullerton The University Singers and Concert Choir will be led by conductor Robert Istad (Above), during the Oct. 28 concert, which will add a modern spin.



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Junior Ryan Tetrault finished the tournament tied for 14th place shooting a 215, one under par. Freshman Kyle De Silva tied for 23rd place shooting a 217, one over par, and senior Josh Park ended tied for 35th place shooting 220, four over par, for the event. The Titans showed almost no rust after taking more than a month break from action as they came together for a comeback victory at the Par 72 tournament, hosted by Cal State Northridge. Twenty teams were featured at the Bill Cullum Invitational, including No. 24 Arizona State, and Big West rivals such as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Hawai’i, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and CSUN. After the first two rounds of action on Monday, the Titans found themselves in third place with a score of 568, eight under par and 11 shots back of the San Diego Tereros. In the second round of play, the Titans found their groove, led by Anguiano shooting a 67, five under par, contributing to the team’s best round of the event. Gard followed his Titan teammate with a score of 69, three under par, also in the second round. On Tuesday, the third and final round is where the Titans pulled away and took first place as a team. On the other end of the spectrum, San Diego shot their worst round of the tournament, a 293, five over par in the final round, dropping them to second place in the tournament. The Titans were led by An-

guiano, who shot a great second day, 69, followed by Gard and Tetrault who both shot a 70, two under par. De Silva played even with the golf course shooting a 72, and Park shot a 73, one over par on the day. As a team, the Titans finished with an impressive two eagles, 50 birdies, 34 bogeys, and 12 double bogeys on the day. Out of the three bogeys Anguiano committed, the most crucial came in the 18th and final hole, which caused him to finish the day one shot behind the individual leader for

The Titans completed an epic comeback on Tuesday at the Bill Cullum Invitational, rallying from eleven shots down to win. the tournament. Next for the Titans is a long plane ride to Hawai’i for the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, from Nov. 4 through Nov. 7. The event, hosted by Hawai’i, will be played on a 7223 yard, Par 72 course. The four-day intercollegiate tournament will feature 16 teams, including Big West rivals UCSB and the host school, Hawai’i. For more information on the CSUF men’s golf team and all Titan Athletics, visit

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The Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team will see midweek action on Wednesday as they travel to Cal State Northridge for a top of the table clash with the Matadors. The Titans and Matadors sit atop the conference’s south division with 10 points each. With each team’s only loss in league play coming at the hands of the 5-0 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, the teams couldn’t appear more level heading into Wednesday. However, aside from their loss to the Gauchos, CSUN has dropped just one other contest for a 11-2-1 record, while the Titans are 6-6-1. The last Matadors loss came Sept. 22 to a UCLA Bruins team now ranked No. 4 in the national coaches poll. CSUN enters play ranked 15th in the nation, according to the NCAA men’s soccer Rating Percentage Index rankings. Leading the way for the Matadors is junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari, whose 26 points make him the Big West’s leading scorer. Lev-Ari’s 11 goals ties him with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo forward Mackenzie Pridham for the Big West lead in goals. Four of his goals were eventual game-winning tallies for the Matadors. As a team, the Matadors are three goals shy of Cal Poly SLO for the most goals scored. Coupled with the meager 14 goals the Matadors have conceded in just 14 matches, and it’s easy to

see why CSUN is being recognized as one of the nation’s best. While the Titans cannot boast those kinds of flashy statistics, their current run in the Big West speaks for itself. In their last four matches, CSUF has conceded just two goals, with both coming in their last match against UC Irvine. Before the Anteaters found the net against the Titans in the 85th minute of the game Saturday, Head Coach Bob Ammann’s men held teams to an astounding 374 minutes without a goal dating back to their first Big West match with UCSB on Oct. 4. The architect of the Titans’ strong defensive performances has been without question CSUF senior goalkeeper Bryan Escalante, who since regaining his starting role for the Titans

has recorded three shutouts, including an away blanking of Big West scoring leaders Cal Poly SLO. Escalante has a .776 save percentage with 52 saves out of 67 shots on goal with a 4-5-1 record this season. Surrounding Escalante is a Titan team gelling at just the right time after a rough start to the 2013 season. Titan junior midfielder Garrett Losee has goals in consecutive matches, including the game winner over Sacramento State on Oct. 13. Losee’s three goals ties him for the team lead with fellow midfielder Ian Ramos. After the Titans’ wild 2-2 double-overtime draw with UCI the last time out, in which the teams traded three goals in the span of 53 seconds near the end of regulation, CSUF fans will

have to hope the team has something left in the tank for their trip up to Northridge. This Matador team is likely the toughest on the Titans’ schedule. But despite all of the Matadors’ accolades, the Titans have proven recently they can stifle high scoring opponents. Additionally, the Matadors have also slowed down a bit lately with a loss to UCSB. After recovering with a win against Cal Poly SLO, they finished with a scoreless tie against UC Riverside. This marked the Matadors’ first match without a goal. It is going to take concerted team effort and likely some timely saves from Escalante if the Titans hope to escape Northridge with any amount of points on Wednesday. For more information visit


Marc Fenelus and the Titans hope to chase down the Matadors and claim the top spot in the South Division.

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