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CAMPUS | Law enforcement

Campus police seek re-accreditation Students are urged to take a brief online survey to ensure police excellence RAYMOND MENDOZA Daily Titan

As part of Cal State Fullerton University Police’s continuing accreditation, the department is asking students to take a brief online survey, meant to provide feedback for both exemplary and poor interactions with campus police. The survey provided by campus police is part of a national delegation called the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which is meant to ensure a certain set of standards for excellence for police departments. Debbie Ellis, CSUF accreditation manager, who is in charge of training new officers on CALEA requirements, said that newlyhired officers must complete accreditation training within 30 days of being hired as well as continuing training. “The accreditation standards require we do a whole bunch of (training) on a regular basis to ensure that our officers don’t do any bias police profiling, we review to make sure that it’s not happening,” said Ellis. “That evidence and property are handled appropriately. Everything our police officers do is being done in the most professional way possible.” Ellis also said that University Police conduct the accreditation survey

a minimum of once every three years and that the campus police last renewed their accreditation in 2010. University Police Capt. John Brockie said that in the past, accreditation has gone well for campus police, but that the department is always open to working on service with the campus community. “There are always some things that come up and we look at, that’s the whole reason for doing this survey,” said Brockie. “To see if there’s an area that we’re missing or that we need to look at again.” With the recent Boston marathon bombing still fresh, Brockie noted that campus concerns might gravitate toward possible terrorist attacks. “(Terrorist attacks are) always on our minds, even when there isn’t a big instance in different areas of the country. We continue to monitor, we get information and it’s our responsibility to know trends ... it’s just like any other crime—any other potential hazard to the campus; we need to keep our finger on the pulse to know what’s going on.” University Police was first accredited in 2001 and Ellis stated that once again, the department will be up for accreditation again in November. “The survey is to ascertain if there are areas that our police department can improve in services to the public,” Ellis said. “And to show CALEA that we are interested in public feedback and we utilize that public feedback to make changes to our policies.” SEE POLICE, 2


Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker answers questions from residents during the “Talk Around Town” in the Fullerton Museum on Tuesday.

Concerns over homeless persist

Fullerton Mayor Whitaker responds to citizens’ issues with the planned shelter BEVI EDLUND Daily Titan

Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker discussed issues of homelessness

during the “Talk Around Town” meeting Tuesday night at the Fullerton Museum. Whitaker expressed his concerns about the overselling of the new homeless shelter on State College. “In my opinion it’s being put out as a panacea, that it’s going to

absorb all the homeless encampments throughout the city and it will just basically centralize that situation,” he said. Although Whitaker said he does not believe the shelter is a cure-all, he had recently spoken to homeless people at the transportation center.

Whitaker said the homeless people are campaigning to get the shelter approved. The mayor claimed that the shelter could indirectly encourage homeless from other cities to come to Fullerton. SEE MAYOR, 2

DETOUR | Theater

CAMPUS | Library

Villians and heroes battle in a Shakepeareinspired dark comedy

Construction begins on Pollak Library Starbucks

Rough Magic incorporates special effects in the classic good vs. evil story KRISTEN CERVANTES Daily Titan

A twist on Shakespeare’s The Tempest and comic hero fantasies are the inspiration for the Rough Magic play held at Cal State Fullerton’s Young Theatre starting Friday. The dark romantic comedy is full of firsts for the Young Theatre stage. The play uses different types of projections and other special effects, such as fire, to grab the audience’s attention. The play is by Roberto AguirreSacasa, who has written for Marvel Comics, and television shows Glee and Big Love. Rough Magic’s dialogue references many movies, musicals and comic books. “It’s like a Harry Potter and XMen movie on stage,” said Travis Donnelly, director of Rough Magic. Donnelly, a CSUF directing graduate student, became part of the play since he directs the main stage every semester. “(Rough Magic) is definitely the largest scale (play) I’ve ever done,” he said. Donnelly added that magic will

be performed on stage, but it’s going to be rougher than what someone might see in a movie, hence the title. The cast plays out like a comic book or action movie. They are a group of unlikely heroes, each using their own super power to fight against evil. Prospero plays the villain as he will stop at nothing to retrieve the book of magic, even if that means destroying the world. Prospero’s son, Caliban, escapes his father’s island in order to defeat him and obtain his mother’s island back. The muscular and noble Caliban is played by Stephen Howell, a second year graduate majoring in acting. “There’s no wishy-washy nature about him, he’s very set and determined,” said Howell. In order to achieve Caliban’s physique, Howell tanned and did strength workouts. Howell added that he enjoys playing Caliban because he’s the “sex symbol” of the play. Eventually, Caliban finds himself fighting against his father alongside Melanie, a New York dramaturg who sits in an office all day, dissatisfied with life. Melanie is played by Natalie Beisner, a junior acting major.



Construction began Monday on a new campus Starbucks in the Pollak Library that could be opening as soon as fall 2013. Starbucks will be expanding its campus presence due in part to the success of the first location in Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, according to the director of Campus Dining Services, Tony Lynch. “Many university campuses across the U.S. have had a coffee component within their library for a number

of years. It’s now our time to provide this similar service to our growing campus community,” Lynch said. Cal State Fullerton is large enough to have more than one store and not take away from the sales of the other location, which opened in November 2008, according to Lynch. The project will be funded by Auxiliary Services Corporation, a CSUF organization that manages on-campus businesses, since it is being constructed with “nonstate” dollars. SEE COFFEE, 2

Courtesy of the Theatre Department Students push the envelope to portray comic book and action film inspire characrters through super powers in Cal State Fullerton’s play Rough Magic.

Melanie has the magical ability to free characters from plays, but hasn’t used it in a long time. “In the process she finds herself, her confidence and accepts her magic,” said Beisner.

Beisner, who has done about 20 plays in her life, said she found that Rough Magic is the most unique play she’s ever performed. SEE MAGIC, 6






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“It’s been needed for many years, we were in a 40-year-old temporary trailer and it was very hard to do our job professionally without a building being built appropriately,” Ellis said. “So we were able to get a new police building ... they fronted us money to build the building. So accreditation has helped us become more professional because now we have a more professional building.” Even with the possibility of aiding campus police by providing potentially useful feedback, there are some students who refuse to take the CALEA survey because they simply ignore all school related email surveys. Ellis also said that even though the campus police have received excellent marks from past surveys, the majority of poor complaints stem from students mistaking the campus police with parking officials. “There always are some form of

“There are always some things that come up and we look at, that’s the whole reason for doing this survey.” JOHN BROCKIE University Police Captain suggestions ... what I do remember is the majority of complaints that we got were parking issues and we aren’t parking, but people confuse us with parking,” Ellis said. “We’ve tried to let the community, we serve the campus, understand that we are not parking we do not oversee parking; we get tickets for parking.”

COFFEE: Starbucks set to open fall 2013

MIMI HUNG / Daily Titan Students hang out at the Starbucks in Mihaylo Hall. Another Starbucks is expected to open in the Pollak Library as soon as Fall 2013.

tion is about 5-15 minutes. The Mihaylo location currently makes about $4,500-5,000 in sales a day, according to Tyau. He said people do complain about the length of the lines. “There’s only so much we can do,” he said. He hopes the library location will be a little bit bigger, and service a wider majority of the campus. Moji Ghalambor, 20, a health science major, said putting a Starbucks in the library is a good idea because “it would be convenient.”

He said he doesn’t usually go to the other location in Mihaylo because it’s too far if he’s in the library. Ghalambor also said it was a smart idea to put a Starbucks in the library because people who are studying want coffee. “I’m sure they’ll get a lot of sales,” he added. Once completed, students can expect the familiar Starbucks look. Medina said they are also working together with the Starbucks’ design team to “support and incorporate the level of standards and brand character.”

MAYOR: Homeless shelter may ‘create a gold rush’ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

“I’m afraid we may have created a little bit of a gold rush here where we have homeless who normally call other cities their home and they are putting some roots down in Fullerton,” he said. There were also concerns over the temporary closing of the Hunt Branch Library on Basque Avenue due to homelessness and the potential shelter off State College Boulevard. Jane Rands, a Fullerton resident, has worked with the homeless populations at the Hunt Library. Rands said that in December there were police officers that allowed homeless people to stay on the steps for certain hours when the library was open or closed. “Then when we returned in

Santa Ana science center wins award The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana was awarded this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the Nation’s highest honor granted to museums and libraries for service to the community. The Institute of Museum and Library Services awards these medals to only 10 recipients across the country each year. “This award celebrates and recognizes the hard work and dedication of our team and community leaders towards delivering a mission that is not measured in dollars, but in the hearts, minds and actions of eager learners,” Joe Adams, the president of the Discovery Science Center, said in a statement. In celebration of the museum making a difference for individuals, families and communities, the National Medal will be presented to the Discovery Science Center in Washington, D.C. on May 8.


France legalizes gay marriage


“As with any construction project we do have contingency plans both in the budget and the project schedule,” said Tinnah Medina, director of Office of Capital Project Management. They are working with the Office of Capital Project Management to construct the new location. “Getting the cost of the project at a point where it will fit into a pro forma and not lose money is a challenge,” Lynch said. “Pro forma” is a financial estimate based on previous operations. He said this will be a challenge because CSUF does not have a lot of summer activity. The cost of the project must be spread out over entire calendar year once completed, and not just the eight months a year the Starbucks will be serving customers. “Seeing how this traffic flows in the library as well as through the library makes this location a great venue,” said Lynch. Being at CSUF for 17 years has allowed Lynch to witness traffic patterns throughout the campus, she said. Former Starbucks employee Chris Tyau estimates that the average wait time at the Mihaylo loca-



Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker talks to Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz during the “Talk Around Town” held at the Fullerton Museum on Tuesday.

January to do the homeless count, again, we were there, police officers were there,” Rands said. “So they know that people are living there ... I’ve conversed with them, none of them are violent, none of them are dangerous.” Rands said that other homeless people were not allowed to sleep in public places, such as a church. She added that there are selective encampment laws throughout different areas of Fullerton. “There’s something that’s not matching up here in the policies

with who is safe and what laws they’re enforcing and where they’re enforcing them,” Rands said. Fullerton City Manager Joe Felz said the Hunt Library is an ideal situation for a homeless environment to blossom. He added that the library has had longstanding issues with homelessness. “It has a lot to do with the no man’s land, which is the railroad runway on the city property,” he said. “It’s a very poor design, but it’s ideal if you want to have an encampment.”

France became the 14th country to nationally legalize gay marriage on Tuesday, according to USA Today. The Socialist-majority French National Assembly approved the measure with a vote of 331-225. French President Francois Hollande made good on his campaign promise to legalize gay marriage amid protests from both sides of the debate as well as a spike in violent attacks on gay couples. French conservatives have been holding demonstrations in recent months as the bill has made its way through the Assembly. Just before the vote, one protester opposing the bill had to be removed from the chambers for being disruptive. Police were ready with water cannons outside of the Assembly in case violence erupted. An American activist group called “Freedom to Marry” worked with the French on the bill, according to the group’s president, Evan Wolfson. France is the most populous country to make same-sex marriage legal.


AP hackers send fake tweet, cause stockmarket dip A false tweet on the Twitter account of the Associated Press sent stocks plummeting within minutes, according to the Washington Post. The fake tweet appeared on the Twitter account of the AP just after 1 p.m., reporting that explosions at the White House injured President Barack Obama. Stocks began plummeting once news of the alleged explosions hit social media, sending the Dow Jones industrial down more than 100 points within minutes. The stock market quickly turned things around once it became clear the report was false. According to the Washington Post, the quick reaction clearly shows how vulnerable the stock markets have become to glitches with technology. The AP used its website, corporate blog and social media to announce that its Twitter account was hacked. The company is working with Twitter to investigate the matter. Jenny Shearer, a spokesman for the FBI, told the Post the FBI is investigating the case.



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Asian-American class presents research on sexual health Student research meant to spread awareness of proper sexual health LAUREN DAVIS Daily Titan

Five Cal State Fullerton students from an Asian-American Studies class presented their yearlong research conducted on women’s sexual and reproductive health on Tuesday in University Hall. Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Ph.D., an Asian-American Studies professor at CSUF, hosted the presentation that included student speakers from her class. The research presented focused on four topics which included community based participatory research, fact sheets on contraception use, social action projects and survey topics. Nguyen Quach, 22, a health science major at CSUF, spoke on social action projects and goals of the yearlong research project. A goal of the social action project is to propose a class on campus dedicated to women’s reproductive health issues, said Quach. This class would be meant to help spread the awareness of proper sexual health for women. “We want to engage API college students in innovative advocacy and communications education, and we want to bring out studies from this class out to the communities about health sexual issues,” said Quach. Tifa Do, 21, a human services major, said sex education is not always accepted in the Asian-American culture. “Coming from an Asian-American heritage, it’s very hard for our families to talk about (sex education) openly, and a women’s reproductive health is not a topic that we bring up lightly,” said Do. “It’s really important for people to take care of themselves, because it could be our sisters, our mothers, our best friends that are going

through that.” Do said she hopes students who attend learn beneficial information that they can relay back to their friends and family. Nguyen described how the course—Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community Health Research and Field Studies—is broken up in two semesters. The fall semester focuses on research methods and community based participatory research that sets the foundation for completing health research in Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. “Students put together questions (for the survey) and we sent it out via email to all the female students on campus—undergrads between the ages of 18 and 25— and they were asked to answer a


“It’s really important for people to take care of themselves, because it could be our sisters, our mothers, our best friends that are going through that.” TIFA DO Human Services Major series of questions,” said Nguyen. “We sent it out to over 14,000 students on campus and we got over 2,000 responses back.” The spring semester focuses on students taking data from their research gathered during the fall and presenting it to an audience.

The Asian-American Studies class took an advocacy field trip to Washington D.C. which was funded by a grant from the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. Nguyen said students meet with legislators and visited Capitol Hill, a first for many students.

Courtesy of Tu-Uyen Nguyen LEFT: An Asian-American Studies class visits Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to speak with legislators.


RIGHT: Kent Marume, an Asian-American Studies and psychology major, presents research on Tuesday.

According to the presentation, the forum is the only multi-issue API women’s organization in the country. Their mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for API females.

Nguyen said she hopes students become more aware of their personal sexual health and utilize the campus resources from both the health center and communities that provide education.






In tune with tech, out of tune with life When phones interfere with crucial duties, it’s more than a simple distraction AMANDA ZIVE Daily Titan

While it can be argued that the Internet has been the most influential invention of the technological age, cellphones have proven to be the most instantly accessible tool. Within moments, a smartphone can route you to the nearest ice cream shop or look up what happens when magnesium is applied to dry ice. Their instant infinite knowledge is both gratifying and addicting. A recent study by Baylor University concluded that the typical young adult sends thousands of text messages a month and checks their phone, on average, 60 times a day. While these numbers alone may not be shocking, the clear signs of addiction should be. This compulsion to be constantly updated with everything can lead to conflict in instances when electronic devices are prohibited. On April 18, an Oregon juror ignored courtroom procedure of remaining attentive to the case at all times to send a text. Shortly after the judge suspended the trial in order to sentence the man to two days in custody for contempt of court. Although this may seem like a rash judgment and a harsh penalty, the phone offender was compromising the fair trial guaranteed to the accused in this case. If the plaintiff or defendant didn’t get their desired outcome, they could easily claim that the jury didn’t listen to all of the evidence and demand a retrial. And retrials affect everyone; being expensive for taxpayers. According to WBIR, the NBC affiliate out of Knoxville, Tenn., a recent retrial cost upwards of $355,000.

Courtesy of MCT While the Boy Scouts of America has allowed individual troops to decide if gay members should be allowed, gay leaders are still banned from the organization.

Scouts dishonor the cause with gay ban MATTHEW PIER Daily Titan

Photo illustration by ROBERT HUSKEY / Daily Titan

Cellphones have created an environment where people are constantly on their phones, not always for the best.

It can be argued that texting doesn’t take much attention, but the bigger point is that it does remove some of your attention from what you were initially doing. If what you are doing needs full attention, then texting isn’t an option. If someone is driving, providing care, actively listening or—in this case—determining someone’s fate as a juror, their full attention is demanded by the task. In agreement with the cellphone law inside a courtroom, a separate case involving occurred when Mich-


In reality most of cellphone use is social, not academic. igan Judge Raymond Voet held himself in contempt in a after his ringtone sounded during a proceeding. Although he was not imprisoned like the texting juror, he did acknowledge that he broke courtroom procedure and paid a penalty. People often don’t take into account how many things are al-

ready going on at one time in each of those situations. Claiming to be a good multitasker isn’t an excuse to add another element to already complex situations. Although the juror was punished, and possibly made an example of, his short stint and minor charge won’t affect him the rest of his life the way an improper judgment on the case could affect the defendant. There are countless reports of citations for using a mobile device while driving, but shockingly not many public reports of citations for using a phone during something like surgery. However, New York Times reported in 2011 that 55 percent of heart surgery monitoring technicians admitted to using their phones during a bypass. The immediate, constant need to feel connected is a lurking potential to be persistently preoccupied. According to Psychology Today the addiction is a constant need to feel connected, but the information generally collected on mobile devices alienates users and gives them minimal information. To break away from the dependance on mobile mayhem, tips from Psychology Today include setting times to use your devices, taking predetermined breaks from electronic devices, and staying occupied. One could marvel the wonders of a mobile device; limitless information. In reality most of cellphone use is social, not academic. To take a concept from Marshall McLuhan, if the medium we receive the message is more important than the message itself, the messages sent via text message should be relatively simple because of how informal the device being used is. Not to say you should chuck your tablet out the window or toss your cellphone, but moderation is key if we’re to continue functioning as a society alongside our growing technology.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have been cooking food over campfires since 1910, but have never been in as much hot water as it is now over its ban of gay scouts and leaders. The rule was made infamous when scout, Ryan Andresen, was denied his Eagle Scout rank simply because he revealed himself to be gay. He has all the requirements to earn Scouting’s top rank and just needs the approval from his troop’s leaders. Since the story broke, the BSA has been frantically treading water, trying to remedy this before it got out of hand. Word leaked that they would let individual troops decide such matters by themselves on a case-by-case basis. This quick-fix solution is like the United States government pushing the debate of gay marriage onto the states: It is cowardly treatment of a serious subject and shows the inability of top leaders to make real decisions.

Excluding others based on their sexual orientation discounts all of (what the Boy Scouts stand for). The BSA has now proposed lifting their gay ban on scouts, but upholding it for their leaders. This, again, demonstrates their ineptitude as scouts typically transition to leaders when they age out at 18. Within the organization, younger scouts learn from older ones. This unique cycle provides a great environment of constantly learning and teaching. The proposal will be voted on in May by BSA’s 1,400 member national council, choosing between admitting gay youths or no gays at all. However, there may be some logical light at the end of the tunnel, for very recently has there been a new proposal to allow both gay scouts and leaders. David Me-

shulam, president of the BSA Los Angeles Area Council, is part of a group that believes in admitting anyone who meets the organization’s character standards. “The focus should be on a person’s conduct, measured against BSA’s standards of conduct, not a person’s status as homosexual or heterosexual,” an excerpt from their proposal explains. Those opposed to the incorporation of gays are under the impression that it would ruin the organization and lose its largest supporters like the Roman Catholic and Mormon churches. One of those voices is Eagle Scout John Stemberger, the founder of, a site that supports upholding the ban. “It’s going to destroy Scouting as we know it,” said Stemberger in an interview with CNN. “The full participation is not good enough for the gay activists, they want to promote the gay agenda.” The full participation Stemberger is referring to are the gay members that are currently involved in Scouting that are not, as he put it, “loud and proud.” As an Eagle Scout myself and the son of a gay father, I do not see any agenda pushing within the proposal. I see equal opportunity for all and a chance to show what Scouting is really about. Having joined Cub Scouts when I was 6 years old, graduating to Boy Scouts and earning its highest honor, the entire experience had a huge impact in shaping me. I would have never been able to do so without the love and support from both of my parents. Scouting teaches tolerance, understanding and the helping of others. Excluding others based on their sexual orientation discounts all of this. The BSA is more than 100 years old. In that time, there have been more than 114 million scouts with just over two million Eagle Scout ranks earned. Less than 2 percent of youths within BSA ever finish with the illustrious honor. I am proud to be a part of a special list that includes people like astronaut Neil Armstrong and acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg. It also saddens me that people like Stemberger are on that list as well, for seeing their blatant prejudice tarnishes everything the award stands for. Storied institutions show their age and incompetence when they refuse to change with the times. Similar organizations do allow gay members and leaders, and they have not imploded like some fear. Groups like the Girl Scouts have a nondiscrimination policy that do not judge on a person’s “race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical or developmental disability.” It is hard for me to believe that an organization like the BSA with similar values cannot do the same. Unfortunately, if this egregious and outdated rule cannot be corrected, I am not sure I want to be an Eagle Scout.



DEVIL’S APRIL 24, 2013




ADVOCATE Boston bomber an ‘enemy combatant’

Courtesy of MCT Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was one of two suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15. He was captured by police April 19 in Watertown, Mass.

As a terrorist, he has forfeited his rights

American citizens should always have a fair trial



The Boston bombings, referred to by some groups as “America’s second 9/11,” were senseless acts of terror committed in a horrendous manner. Twelve years after the tragedy that struck New York City, Americans had returned to a sense of normalcy and a feeling of security. Until the incident at the Boston Marathon. The two brothers responsible, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarneav, were confronted by police early Friday morning in a shootout resulting in the death of the older brother, Tamerlan. An injured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured later in the day and authorities have only begun to to speak with him, though a gunshot wound to the throat is making it difficult. Tsarnaev is in fact, an American citizen (as of last year), who has been residing on American soil and under the Constitution and our court system is legally entitled to due process. However, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is calling for the younger Tsarnaev brother to be tried as an “enemy combatant” through military tribunal and denied due process. He also is suggesting he be refused Miranda rights in order to gather intelligence and protect the nation from further attacks. The White House said Monday it will not be detaining Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant, but that Miranda rights may be delayed in or-

der to obtain critical intelligence. Graham’s suggestion was enraging to most Democrats and liberals who argued that refusing due process would be a serious threat to Constitutional protections afforded to Americans. This reaction makes sense, given that long-standing rights being stripped away for this one particular case would be quite dangerous. However, this wouldn’t be the first time it has happened. Back in May 2010, the Obama Administration refused Miranda rights for terrorism suspects on U.S. soil when it sought a law allowing investigators to interrogate terrorism suspects without informing them of their rights, according to the New York Times. A March 2011 article in the Wall Street Journal further details the relatively new practice by the Obama Administration, pointing out, “the significantly expanding exceptions to the instructions that have governed the handling of criminal suspects for more than four decades.” Furthermore, it’s also necessary to remember that our government actually did what Graham’s tweets recommended back in 2002. U.S. citizen Jose Padilla was arrested on charges of terrorism, suspected of plotting a radiological bomb on U.S. soil. The Bush administration refused a trial, declared him an “enemy combatant” and had him transferred to a military

prison. He was held for three and a half years and was subjected to “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which included sleep deprivation, solitary confinement, shackling and stress positions and the administration of certain drugs. When someone commits acts of atrocity by taking up arms against our country and killing Americans, that person is not entitled to basic rights—regardless of American citizen status. The president is also legally able to forfeit the rights of any persons accused of terrorism given that the terrorists are in fact enemy combatants and not “normal” criminals. This is a belief and a practice the Obama Administration has embraced in certain cases in the past due to the U.S. being “at war.” The view Graham shared is rooted in the belief that the U.S. is fighting a global war and those who fight in it against the U.S. are “enemy combatants,” according to the New York Times. In a case such as this, it would be reasonable to deny due process based on the aforementioned belief the U.S. government holds. Tsarnaev should be considered an “enemy combatant” solely based on the fact that the acts committed by himself and his brother are considered acts of terror by our government. They should be reprimanded as such.

Founding father Benjamin Franklin was once quoted as saying, “Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither.” While Franklin lived in a frightening and dangerous time—a time that could have easily ended with beheaded before the King of England—it is a much more complicated age that we now inhabit. It might not be as unstable as the days of revolution, but that’s exactly what makes situations like the one our nation currently faces so difficult. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of two alleged Boston Marathon bombers, was captured by police in Watertown, Mass. Friday. Even as the country breathed a sigh of relief and took a few moments of welldeserved peace following a tragic few days, some troubling voices broke the silence. Even before Tsarnaev was in custody, conservative Sen. Lindsey Graham made a plea on Twitter that the 19-year-old be tried as an “enemy combatant.” This would allow the U.S. to waive several civilian trial freedoms, such as reading Tsarnaev his Miranda rights and appointing him legal counsel. “If the #Boston suspect has ties to overseas terror organizations he could be treasure trove of information,” read one of the series of tweets. While Graham has more than enough reason to be upset—even panicked—about the recent events in Boston, the last thing we need

from the Obama Administration and law enforcement is an overlyemotional response. Particularly, one that would set a dangerous precedent for future cases. For all intents and purposes, Tsarnaev is a terrorist. This much can be safely said. However, he is also a U.S. citizen and though he obviously has little respect for the meaning of that title or the country that granted it to him, we must not allow ourselves to be in a position where we would compromise its meaning. Let us take the Oklahoma City Bombing as a model. Its perpetrator, Timothy McVeigh, killed 168 people and injured more than 800 when he blew up a truck in front of a federal building. McVeigh, too, can be called a terrorist, but he was a terrorist who was given the full extent of our rights and due process as a U.S. citizen. McVeigh was executed in 2001, but only after he had his day in court. But perhaps it’s Tsarnaev’s potential ties to radical Muslim groups that makes his case “unique.” Indeed, when Sen. John McCain joined Graham in a joint statement following Tsarnaev’s capture, the two senators said it outright. “We remain under threat from radical Islam and we hope the Obama Administration will seriously consider the enemy combatant option,” read their statement. A fair enough point; if the Law

of War that the statement references is followed, then the U.S. could deny the bombing suspect basic civilian rights. This, however, would also be something of an admittance that our country is a battlefield—a war zone—which opens up all kinds of nasty possibilities. Not least of which being that crimes suspected of having any kind of “enemy” association could fall under this umbrella. A slippery slope argument, perhaps, but Graham literally said himself that “America is a battlefield because the terrorists think it is.” Putting aside the vague terminology of “the terrorists” that Graham uses here, it evinces the kind of thinking we should be attempting to avoid; allowing those we perceive as our enemies to define our way of thinking. If the potential link to radical Islam is still the sticking point in Tsarnaev’s case, consider the following: both Umar Farouk—the “underwear bomber” who claimed ties to such groups—and Sulaiman Abu Ghaith—son-in-law and spokesman of Osama bin Laden— were both given civilian trials in the U.S. The crimes that all the above men can be linked to are reprehensible, but we must never allow fear and emotion to dictate our dealings with them. To trade our rights—even the rights of a terrorist—for a small sense of security is not an even trade.

Keep international cases out of American courts NICOLE WEAVER Daily Titan

It’s become quite a prevailing sentiment that the U.S. can’t take the problems of the world and make the American people responsible for them. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a closely-watched lawsuit brought by Nigerians against Royal Dutch Petroleum for allegedly conspiring with the Nigerian regime in a campaign of rape, torture, and murder in the oil-rich delta in the early 1990s, described in an article by the Los Angeles Times. The plaintiffs alleged that the Nigerian regime worked with Royal Dutch Shell (Shell gasoline, headquartered in the Netherlands with its registered office in the UK) to put down protesters opposed to oil exploration in Nigeria. The plaintiffs said Nigerian military police attacked, beat, raped and killed villagers and did so with the help provided by Royal Dutch Shell. This case determined U.S. courts should not be involved in defining international law and should be limited to deciding disputes over issues that take place on American territory, not on foreign soil. But why should the United States Supreme Court play a role in this? The U.S. was not involved in this incident. However, given that Shell is a multinational company with it’s businesses located throughout the U.S., it was a case opened up to the Supreme Court. The U.S. shouldn’t handle this case. Incidents happening on foreign soil should be dealt with by that particular country. Just because a busi-

ness may have an office here or a corporation here doesn’t mean the U.S. is obligated to settle disputes or hear court cases. Wherever the business/ business owner originated from, that country should deal with it. The U.S. can’t be the world’s police. Countries have to solve differences on their own. However, the U.S. is still allowing courts to potentially hear lawsuits against deposed tyrants who choose to reside in the U.S. One such example involved Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos was convicted of human rights abuses to the people of his native country. The U.S. District Court awarded $7.5 million to more than 7,500 victims, according to the New York Times. The issue with deposed tyrants is still one that may fall into some sort of gray area. Despite residing in the U.S., the country from which the tyrant is originally from should ultimately deal with the case. Another unique case dealt with seventeen-year-old Joelito Filártiga who was kidnapped and tortured to death by Américo Norberto Peña Irala in 1976 in Paraguay. Filártiga’s parents brought murder charges against Peña, but the case went nowhere. Two years later, both Filártiga’s mother and Peña separately came to the U.S. and Filártiga’s mother reported the incident that had happened in Paraguay to the Immigration and Naturalization Service who arrested and deported Peña for overstaying his visa. Ultimately, U.S. courts ruled in favor of the Filártiga’s and awarded them $10.4 million. Given that torture was a violation of the law of na-


tions, the U.S. had jurisdiction over deciding the case, according to the New York Times. This is another case that should have been dealt with by Paraguay, and it was dealt with as the case was eventually dropped. The U.S. should not have been responsible for awarding $10.4 million to immigrants for a case that happened two years prior on foreign soil. That money could have been allocated elsewhere. In essence, throwing away taxpayer money on an issue like this is some-

thing that shouldn’t have happened. The decision from our chief justices regarding international law will have clearer restrictions on what U.S. courts should and should not hear. The decision makes total sense. For example, how appealing to you is the idea of going around to every bar on Friday night and breaking up all the fights? There are already enough problems going on at home that the U.S. should not be involved in dictating the laws of other countries.

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Sophistication, sass and six-packs strut down the runway Designers debut spring collection at the Orange County Fashion Showcase KYMBERLIE ESTRADA Daily Titan

Formal attire, wine glasses and friendly conversations filled a trendy rooftop venue as models, hairdressers, makeup artists and designers hollered backstage. Friday, April 20 was night two of the Orange County Fashion Showcase (OCFS), held at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Attendees experienced music, food, charity and above all, fashion. Host, Najee De-Tiege (Power Rangers Samurai), introduced the night’s opener with rapper Young Fatal who loosened up the crowd. Purple Diva Designs, a plus-sized women’s fashion line, was first to hit the runway. Angela Rene, designer of Purple Diva, debuted her “Ebony and Ivory” collection.

“It’s all about yin and yang, it’s all about balance,” Rene said. Purple Diva’s set was inspiring as full-figured women confidently strutted in sequined, satin and crocheted, form-fitting pieces tailored to perfection. Their skirts played with lengths and proved the mini skirt isn’t limited to twig-like figures. The collection displayed black and white evening wear through color-blocked maxi dresses, dolman bat-winged sleeves as well as animal print gowns. The collection kicked off with a statement piece that consisted of a white cropped halter top, a black high waist booty short and a beautiful netted floor-length overlay. This quickly set the tone of Purple Diva’s attitude and design philosophy. “I don’t think fashion just stops at size 14,” said Rene. “Embrace your curves no matter what size you are.” One of OCFS’ newer designers was Francesca Skwark of FBF by Checka,

who launched her first line. With a degree in apparel design and business marketing, Skwark moved to California to try her hand in fashion design. “I came here knowing fashion is what I’m going to get into ... and I didn’t realize things would happen so quickly,” said Skwark. Although Skwarka may be a rookie compared to OCFS’ more veteran designers, it certainly did not show in her collection. FBF by Checka used low-cut halter tops and played with airy fabrics, zippers and asymmetry. The grey-scaled collection was trendy and sexy, yet sophisticated at the same time. “It’s chic and effortless ... It has a lot of drapery in it, but it fits really well because of the material,” said Skwark. “It’s comfortable at the same time and I think that’s a rare thing to find in fashion.” FBF by Checka incorporated floppy sun hats for lightweight,

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Beisner said that the play is a classic good vs. evil story, but it has touching moments as well. Beisner found qualities she shared with her character. “We’re really similar in a lot of ways,” she said. “I don’t have any magical powers, but she’s kind of ... quirky, shy.” Rough Magic may be a large production, but it has an cast of only 15 actors. The cast is very talented and focused, Donnelly said. Anthony Conchelos, the stage

director, coordinates behind the scenes action such as coordinating actors’ schedules and managing lights and sounds. Along with fire, designers have incorporated different types of projections as a unique way to tell the story of Rough Magic. “We’re trying to push the envelope with what we can do with projections,” Conchelos said. Rough Magic will draw in a younger crowd because it’s more edgy and contemporary, Donnelly said. However, the storyline will still appeal to a large audience

base, he added. Rough Magic introduces the world of Shakespeare where audiences can relate to it because it’s more modern, Howell said. “This play is packed full of entertainment and I really hope that the audiences walk away talking about it for days,” he added. “Keep your imagination open ... think of what could happen,” Conchelos said. Rough Magic runs from April 26 to May 12. General admission is $11 and $10 with a Titan discount on advance purchases.

flowy daytime pieces and used zippers to compliment a structured, sophisticated evening theme. The collection’s showstopper was a red and black plaid chiffon maxi dress accompanied with a black wide-band zippered belt. The audience oohed and ahhed as the dress was elegantly, yet powerfully trailed down the runway. Next designer to showcase their latest collection was Abia Blachaje, a familiar face from OCFS fall 2012. “Last year I found out last minute, so it was rush, rush, rush. I really feel like I didn’t do my best,” said Blachaje. “This time I have taken my time. I’m ready to show the world what I have and what I can offer.” Blachaje’s spring 2013 line took the audience through a color story; going through pink, yellow, white, orange and ending in fun, abstract full-length patterned jumpers. “I get a lot of inspiration from vintage clothes and New York style,” said Blachaje. “I incorporate a lot of colors. I like the colors to work for every woman.” Abia Blachaje was a breath of fresh air. It brought to life vibrant and bold colors with an assortment of rompers, bell bottoms and casual tops. The collection made a colorful statement with a knockout multicolored polka-dot jumper. The piece was a quirky, modern revival of ‘70s parachute pants. “I refuse to go by the rules,” said Blachaje. Peggy Tanous (The Real Housewives of Orange County) made a guest appearance to introduce the last musical performance by hip hop artist Shance who debuted two songs from his upcoming album Just Live. Last was Brit Boy Fashions by designer Brian Terry, who showcased his latest men’s collection titled “F.R.E.D.” Brit Boy put on a rather rogue and revealing show that easily hooked the audience’s attention. “F.R.E.D.” incorporated camouflage prints, military-inspired jackets,

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A model wears leggings, a zippered strapless top and a neutral colored shawl desgined by Francesca Skwark from her collection FBF by Checka.

metallics, graphic tees and of course the British flag. Male models showed off their chiseled six-packs combined with casual slacks or tight lamé briefs and an unbuttoned top. Brit Boy’s eye for detail was displayed with a black liquid lamé jacket with a tiled Great Britain flag print as the inside lining. From the collections, to the

hairstyling and even down to the show’s attendance, OCFS has continued to outdo itself. “As with any event there are many components involved in pulling together a show of this size,” said Deanna Hodges, the founder of OC Fashion Week. “We continue to grow and add new interesting components to the fashion week events.”


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ASHLEY LOUP For the Daily Titan

Comedians: The ones responsible for delivering the best jokes and skits that people memorize, repeat and use in daily conversation for weeks, months and years to come. A good laugh: Something that will never die out. Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jerry Seinfeld, some of the biggest comedian heads that have kept people laughing and quoting for years. Whether they’re discovered on television shows, movies or standup, the jokesters are the ones that are unforgettable. Jimmy Sofia, 23, a criminal justice major, said that his favorite comedian of all time is standup comedian Kat Williams. “He’s very funny,” Sofia said. “And he knows how to get a crowd moving.” His favorite elements of Williams’ performances is the characters he portrays or mimics to tell his story. Zeena Aljawad, 22, a psychology major, said that out of all comedians today, Amy Poelher is her favorite. “Not only is she funny, she’s not afraid to be silly, she’s not afraid to put herself out there and


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look like a fool,” Aljawad said. “She does it in a way ... I feel empowers women.” Aljawad said that she likes that Poehler always plays the powerful female role, such as NBC’s Parks & Recreation. “She provides an avenue for girls not to be afraid to be themselves,” Aljawad said, also referencing Poehler’s YouTube show, Smart Girls. “First time I saw her, I mean I always associated her with Tina Fey,” Aljawad added. “But I feel like she’s coming into her own.” Katie Cummings, 23, a psychology major, said that her favorite comedian at the moment is Chris D’Elia from the NBC series Whitney. “I just saw him at the comedy store a few weeks ago,” said Cummings. “I heard he was like really funny in a stand-up and I hadn’t seen it yet. I saw him for the first time, and it was really, really funny.” Cummings said that her favorite aspects about D’Elia’s routines are his self deprecating humor and repeated use of sarcasm in his routines. “I think it’s funny, a lot of sarcasm thrown in there,” Cummings said. “I like sarcasm a lot.” Cummings even said after

hearing D’Elia for the first time she “almost peed her pants.” Mia Balassa, 22, a psychology major, said she watches her favorite comedian Jim Gaffigan with her family. “He says like the stupid truths that you don’t realize,” said Balassa. “Then he says it, and I’m like, oh my God that’s my life.” Balasso also said that she and her family will watch Gaffigan on Netflix and it becomes an inside joke amongst the family. “Everybody will get it, kind of like an inside family joke,” Balassa said. “Which is maybe why I like it.” Alex Cabale, 20, a business major, said his favorite comedian is Comedy Central star Gabriel Iglesias. “I feel like his approach to comedy is like a different approach,” Cabale said. Cabale said the first time that he ever heard Iglesias, was during his senior year in high school. “Making fun of himself, his culture, I’m half Mexican so I understand the whole culture.” Cabale said. Whether we quote them as inside jokes, watch them on Netflix or watch them on our favorite television shows; a laughing session is the cure to good times.

Dubbed-out raggae music to echo at Becker DEANNA TROMBLEY Daily Titan

Phat Reggae Dub will bring a fresh, chill groove straight from Huntington to the Cal State Fullerton Becker Amphitheater. The six-man band had its humble beginnings of any high school garage band in 2009. “PRD started while we were in high school, just surf kids playing music after class. However, after we began playing shows and traveling, the word spread and we’ve been just doing our own thing,” said Brad Janelli, bassist and vocalist of the group. “Anyone who listens or buys our music is just icing on the cake.” Completing the band is Josh Ullrich (guitar and vocals), Daniel Castaneda (drums), Brad Janelli (bass and vocals), Justin Quarress (keyboard), Eric Roebuck (guitar) and Roman Brambila (saxophone). Although the band has clear influences from the greats of their genre, such as Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads, PRD has worked to develop of a unique and defining sound. “We’ve listened to pretty much every reggae artists from the mainstream to the underground in other countries. Of course we listen to bands such as Sublime and Dirty Heads, but we try to create songs with a bit darker chord progressions and then with the added sax it comes together,” said Janelli. “We all bring something to the table, and the sound just happens.” Phat Reggae Dub has covered plenty of ground since its formation, performing at venues including Chain Reaction, The Key Club, House of Blues and the Roxy. Their first album, Be Free, was released early 2010 followed by the release of their single “Back to the Pad” in the same year. In 2011, the band released a self-titled EP.

Courtesy of Phat Reggae Dub The six-man piece started as a high school garage band, has released their first album Be Free in 2011 and aspires to collaborate with raggae greats.

“On the our latest EP, listeners can expect to hear everything from ska to dubbed-out reggae music. Lots of space echo,” said Janelli. Still, Phat Reggae Dub is dedicated to having a good time and creating good music to share with their fans. “Right now the most import aspect of our band is to stay creative and rekindle our love for music. Also to have sold music in over 20 different countries, it would be a dream to play internationally,” said Janelli. Phat Reggae Dub recently took a break in order for the band members to focus on school, so they haven’t been able to tour. However, the band has been working on new songs in their spare time. Much like the natural feel of reggae, lyrics for the music come to the band members instinctively; there is no method or complexity. “The lyrics are very conscious, interpret how you will, but we want to just talk about things many peo-






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ple think about, but won’t necessarily say aloud. It creates a special internal relation with the music we play,” said Janelli. Some songs touch on deeper themes, such as “Wise Up,” which aims to bring awareness to the environment by challenging listeners to help make a difference to preserve mother earth. “We tried to collaborate with Nyorah on our song ‘Wise Up’ but unfortunately it didn’t work out, we’d love to collaborate with any underground Jamaican artist coming out of Irie Ites Sound Studio,” said Janelli. The band aspires to one day open for Damien Marley. Phat Reggae Dub has a huge future ahead, and for now, they’ll be offering listeners moving beats and great jams. In the spirit of reggae, they’ll always be giving a good time. Catch Phat Reggae Dub at the Becker Amphitheater today, and get some free music at

Oblivion is oblivious to all things that go into creating a good science fiction movie. Tom Cruise leads an intimate cast consisting of Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and English actress Andrea Riseborough. The film takes place in the 2077 with Technician #49, Jack Harper (Cruise), explaining what happened to our planet. Earth was invaded in 2017 by aliens called Scavengers, or “Scavs.” They destroyed the moon, resulting in chaotic weather on Earth. In order to win the war, humanity was forced to use nuclear weapons and turn the planet into a radiated wasteland. What is left of our race now lives on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. There are other survivors living on a gigantic, tetrahedral space station orbiting Earth called the Tet. The Tet will leave and rejoin the rest of humanity once Earth is drained of all of its resources. Enormous rigs placed around the world suck up the remaining salt water and turn it into fusion power. Harper’s job is to find and repair heavily armed, airborne drones that protect the rigs from Scavs. Victoria Olsen (Riseborough) is his partner who keeps them in constant communication with Sally (Leo), the command aboard the Tet who assigns missions and provides support.

Olsen cannot wait, as the pair only have two more weeks of duty before they can leave Earth and reunite with the others. Harper, on the other hand, likes Earth and does not necessarily want to leave. As Harper puts it, “We won the war, why do we have to leave?” Harper is also plagued with dreams and memories that do not make sense, especially since his mind was wiped five years prior for security reasons. A ship crash lands and Harper goes to investigate, finding other humans unconscious in individual cryo-sleep pods. And if that did not confuse him enough, one of the ship’s crew is the woman from his dreams, Julia Rusakova (Kurylenko). Harper’s world is flipped when he discovers there are human survivors living on the scorched planet, lead by Malcolm Beech (Freeman). Beech knows Harper is curious about Earth, for he has been watching him from afar, and sends him on a quest to learn the real truth about what really happened to humanity. This is a good setup for the movie, but it fails in executing on the follow through. The visual design used to create Earth into a nuclear wasteland works. Remains from a previous society can be seen in Harper’s travels, such as a decaying football stadium or the Statue of Liberty’s torch sticking out of the ground. Special effects used in creating a futuristic yet post-apocalyptic world are done surprisingly well, with technology looking natural

to the setting. However, that same advanced technology portrayed is inconsistent in use. Ships that fly and detect life forms in one scene will not do so in another. Drones that previously kill without mercy hesitate later, helping to build a false sense of suspense. The film’s runtime also proves to be a problem. Not that two hours is long for a movie, but when the actors have no chemistry with each other, it makes for a long and slow journey. Harper creates new relationships quickly and believes what others say as easily as a child. The lack of emotional connection is critical because the story is as much about Harper personally as it about humanity. Lastly, the musical score is out of place at times and serves as a distraction when trying to figure out where it has been heard before. The low booming bass is reminiscent of The Dark Knight Rises, while the synthesized sections give it a TRON: Legacy feeling. This makes sense as director Joseph Kosinski made his debut with the latter film and had electronic rock band M83 do the soundtrack for this one. The film is more of a disappointing mess than usual flops because it had the potential to be so much more. Starting off with a solid story base, it becomes drawn out and confusing, while adding lackluster action sequences. It then tries to explain everything in the last 20 minutes, leading to an uninspired and unoriginal ending. Unfortunately, and ironically, Oblivion is a forgettable affair.

Music tour revives fan appreciation SIMA SARRAF Daily Titan

No headliner. Sure, it sounds pretty cool when you think about it. It requires a sense of community and a crew of musical geniuses collaborating and performing on stage. The vagueness and understatement of “cool” does not come close to describe what fans experienced at the Santa Ana Observatory for the second to last show of this year’s Revival Tour. For the sixth consecutive year Hot Water Music front man, Chuck Ragan, wove together a blanket of unique and talented artists to perform in the acoustic show. The lineup consisted of Ragan along with Dave Hause (The Loved Ones), Tim Mcllrath (Rise Against) and singer/songwriter Jenny O. Additional supporting talent since the tour’s conception was Joe Ginsburg, who was mostly seen on his standup bass, and Jon Gaunt who plays fiddle. Most of the talent that came through the revolving doors of the tour’s lineup are from punk-rock backgrounds. But the acoustic and folk driven sound the tour is known for gives fans a different perspective on their favorite songs and their favorite artists. As always, the talented group began and ended the show together. Then as each artist had a short “solo” set, the rest of the group would meander on and off stage to play drums, blow into a harmonica or just to show support. Kimmy Wasinger, 22, came to see Ragan and Mcllrath perform. Although it was her first time, she was excited for the experience. “I’ve seen videos online, so I have an idea of what to expect,” Wasinger said. She was among those in the audience attending the Revival Tour for the first time. But many long time supporters were present as well. Eric Turner, 27, and Sara Lafave, 29, made a four-hour road trip to attend the show. “I haven’t missed one yet,” said Turner. “We came from Vegas ‘cause they missed Vegas this year.” Although the drive from Vegas


Chuck Ragan, who was vocalist for punk band Hot Water Music, performed at Santa Ana’s Observatory. He conceptualized the folk driven acoustic tour.

may seem extreme, the show’s excitement was worth it for the two supporters who came to see Ragan and Hause collaborate with the others. But expectations only grew for attendees when collaborations were bounced around and the crowd finally began to understand the nature of the show. Another typical event for The Revival Tour is guest appearances, and Monday’s show was no exception. Surprising the audience for a short set was Johnny2Bags of Social Distortion, who was joined on stage by the band’s drummer, Dave Hidalgo. Most people would consider the surprise set from half of the Orange County punk band a pretty good deal. The best moments on stage didn’t end with surprise guest appearances though. One of the highlights was the playful banter and witty lyric changes by Hause, who teased a girl front and center for checking a text message. Although Hause felt right at home on stage with his teasing and jokes, it seemed that one member of the tour felt slightly uncomfortable onstage. Although her voice sounded phenomenal and her lyrics were catchy, it appeared as though O. didn’t feel quite at home as other tour members. She frequently peered to the sides of the stage during her solo set as if beckoning other members of the tour to join her.

But regardless, the audience loved her. Alanna Leahy, 25, who thought she purchased tickets for a Rise Against show back in January, was surprised but extremely ecstatic after experiencing the acoustic show for the first time. “Jenny O. stood out to me,” Leahy said. “I recognize her music but I wasn’t expecting it.” Picking up the pace and the enthusiasm was the rest of the group. Fan favorite moments came when McLlrath performed “Hero of War” off the album, Appeal to Reason and “Swing Life Away” off of Siren Song of the Counter Culture as part of the group’s farewell set. Another song that got the crowd’s attention and energy, was “Meet You in the Middle” off of Ragan’s most recent album, Covering Ground. Like “Swing Life Away” it was part of the group’s collective set at the end of the show, and seemed to leave the crowd only wanting more. One first time attendee who will be back for more is Stefanie Ochoa. “It was a great set. I love the acoustic vibe of it,” said Ochoa. “It was awesome.” The last stop for the 2013 U.S. Revival Tour was the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on April 23. If you missed this experience this time around, don’t fret because the tour will be back next year. Stay tuned for line-up announcements and other news at






Sports aid Boston healing process

Women’s golf finishes fifth in tournament

It has been just under a week and a half since the Boston Marathon bombing, but it has already felt longer. So much has happened since then, including the death of one suspect and the capture of the other for the involvement in the terrorist attacks. Though it will never feel as if justice was served for what those two suspects allegedly did, at least there is some sense of closure and the nation can continue it’s healing process. The Boston Marathon is an over 100-year-old event that brings in athletes and spectators from all around the world. It is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the best-known road racing events. However, a senseless act of violence ruined what usually is a joyous event that brought people of all different ages, ethnicities and backgrounds together through the spectacle that is sports. Sports are a global force when it comes to unity and a shared experience for millions of people. So, it was only natural for a sporting event to showcase the fact that the City of Boston is healing. Just two days after the bombing, the first big event happened in the city as the Boston Bruins took the ice to face off against the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden Arena. Before the game was played, a ceremony was held to honor the victims of the marathon bombings. Shortly after the hockey team took the ice and was given a standing ovation, a video that included

The Cal State Fullerton women’s golf team finished its stay on the Central Coast with a fifth-place finish at the 2013 Big West Conference Women’s Golf Championships, hosted by the San Luis Obispo Golf and Country Club. Sophomore Tisha Alyn Abrea also shot a final round 77 to finish tied for 10th overall. After day one, CSUF finished in fourth place and sophomore Makayla Mier shot a 3-over-par 76 to lead three Titans in the top 20 on Sunday. The Titans combined to shoot a 20-over-par 312 to finish one shot behind third-place UC Irvine and six shots ahead of fifth place Cal State Northridge. For Mier, it showcased her third consecutive 76 in an opening round and is tied for her third-lowest round as a Titan. This is behind only the consecutive 74s she recorded at the Washington State Cougar Cup to start the year. Also joining Mier in the top 20 was Abrea, who ended her day with a 4-over par 77 to finish in a tie for 12th , and senior Deidre Crabtree, who finished tied for 16th with a 6-over-par 79. Sophomore Seri Lee, who was in the top 10 after an evenpar front nine, was in a tie for 21st at 7-over-par and was joined by Neomi Hunt in a group of 10 players tied for the spot. Day two was more of the same for the Titans as they hung on to their fourth place standing after 36 holes of play. Trailing third place UCI by just one stroke after day one, the Anteaters were 13 shots better than CSUF in the second round to pull ahead of the Titans and close to within nine shots of second-place

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images from the marathon bombings was shown to honor the first responders, some of whom were present at the game. The end of the video had a written message that read, “We are Boston. We are strong. Boston strong.” Then came the emotional peak of the event as regular national anthem singer Rene Rancourt walked on the ice to sing with the Boston Fire Color Guard at his side. Rancourt began to sing the national anthem with his beautiful and boisterous operatic voice. Just a few bars into the song, it was blatantly obvious something special was happening. The Boston crowd was singing the national anthem loud and proud as the voices of the people echoed through the TD Garden arena. Rancourt made the decision to stop singing less than halfway through the anthem and in doing so, the entire world was able to hear the voices of the City of Boston. The moment spread through the media virally as if it were a way for Boston to say, “We are okay and we are healing.” When I first saw footage of the national anthem, goosebumps ap-


peared all over my arms and back as it was one of the most powerful moments I have witnessed in my many years of sports fandom. The moment transcended sports and it made me realize what a healing mechanism a simple sporting event can serve as. After the game concluded, the first responders that were in attendance were invited by the Boston Bruins for a meet-and-greet and were treated to beers from the team. However, this touching gesture was not an isolated incident when it came to an outpouring of support across the Boston sports spectrum. In fact, that same night, the NBA’s Boston Celtics were visiting the Toronto Raptors. The two teams gathered at midcourt to observe a moment of silence. Then, as the Celtics were being introduced, Neil Diamond’s classic hit “Sweet Caroline” was played. The song has been long associated with Boston’s beloved MLB team, the Red Sox. Another heartwarming tribute was the playing of that same song by the Red Sox’s bitter rivals the New York Yankees. The two teams are considered to have the greatest ri-

valry in sports, but for one night, all the feelings of hatred went away as the Yankees supported their brothers to the north. The gesture even moved the actual artist of the song as Neil Diamond tweeted: “Thank you NY Yankees for playing ‘Sweet Caroline’ for the people of Boston. You scored a homerun in my heart.” This was not the first time this type of phenomena has happened in the sports world, as it was once the Yankees themselves on the receiving end of support after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At the time, the Yankees were contending for the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and seemingly had the support of the entire nation as they went after another championship. Thousands in the crowd proudly wore FDNY and NYPD shirts and hats in support for the first responders of that tragedy. While there may never be enough justice served to make up for these atrocities, there is some type of consolation in knowing something as simple as a sporting event can bring a city, and possibly a nation, together.

Long Beach State. Three-time defending champion UC Davis extended its lead at 9-overpar for the despite a second-round score of 304, 15 shots worse than its opening round, to lead Long Beach State by 16 strokes before the final day of play Tuesday.

In the final round, CSUF finished one shot ahead of hometown favorite Cal Poly Tuesday, shooting a final round 317 to finish at 73-over-par ... In the final round, CSUF finished one shot ahead of hometown favorite Cal Poly SLO Tuesday, shooting a final round 317 to finish at 73-over-par in the tournament (949). Three-time defending champion UC Davis cruised to its fourth consecutive title as they finished at 5-over par for the tournament. The Aggies finished 29 shots ahead of second-place Long Beach State. UC Riverside took third place followed UCI who finished fourth. Abrea ended her final round with a 10-over-par 229 to give the sophomore her second top-10 finish at the Big West Championships in two years. The two scores by Abrea in the last two seasons are tied for the second-lowest by a CSUF golfer at the Big West Championships since the program was reinstated back in 2009.



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MONDAY 4.22 11 am - 1 pm Pavilion B “Media and Tourism in Cuba”

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