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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Step onto campus and find your footing YVETTE QUINTERO Daily Titan
Three years ago, I was in your shoes. I remember the shoes when I tried them on for size. They were too big, spacious and intimidating. These shoes were grown-up shoes which, upon being accepted to Cal State Fullerton, I was expected to fill by the time graduation came around. ‘In college, you’ll grow,’ people would say to me. Now, I know you have probably heard the proverbial and unfailingly patronizing ‘I was in your shoes once’ speech countless times, but I promise I really was there. I sat at a table full of strangers trying my best to engage in the small talk making the room buzz. I sat there and absorbed how my time in college would equate to the best years of my life. They told us about all the things we would learn—math, science, culture. They told us about all the relationships we would forge—friendships, love/hate relationships. I looked down at my shoes and couldn’t help but wonder if all the
things I’d pick up while in school would be enough to fill them. It seemed impossible that I could ever grow enough to do so. Three years later, the shoes are tighter. There’s still room for growth of course, but over the course of my college career I have grown academically, professionally and personally. At CSUF, I learned how to be a critical thinker, confirmed that I will never be good at math and developed relationships that will last a lifetime. I learned how to be a professional at the Daily Titan, a newspaper that I dedicated my life to since my first semester. I can honestly say I have learned more in the newsroom at CP-670 than I have in any classroom. The Daily Titan is committed to bringing you timely, neutral, relevant and accurate information about the community that you need to know. We are dedicated to bringing you the entire story. We will continue the legacy of the best student journalists that has been instituted by our predecessors, only to continue to serve you. The only thing I ask in return
from you is that you become a part of this community. Join clubs, run for Associated Students Inc., go Greek, or for you aspiring journalists, write for the Daily Titan. Whatever your interests may be, there is something out there for you. You hear the words ‘get involved’ as the No. 1 piece of advice from older students. I can assure you that’s true and it’s something I took to heart. No one looks back on their college years and remembers the days they went straight to class and then home. It’s the late nights that’ll stand out. The nights when you’re stuck in a newsroom until 3 a.m. on your very last day and even though you have a final the next day, everyone decides to go to Denny’s after production. It’s the election nights when the newsroom is quaking and everyone impatiently waits to see the election results that make it all worth it. Pick something and stick to it. Or if you’re one of those crazy, ‘I like my plate full’ types, do it all. So, during your first semester at CSUF, I urge you: Be informed, be involved, be the news.
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Fullerton offers cool spots to kill time ASHLEY BINION Daily Titan
Killing time and trying to keep yourself entertained between classes can seem like a daunting task. In and around Cal State Fullerton are many fun and relaxing places or activities to take part in while waiting for your next class. Among the most popular hangouts on campus is the Titan Student Union (TSU). Located on the main level is the food court where students can grab something quick to eat as well as socialize with classmates. The TSU Underground provides entertainment for students such as billiards, games, table tennis, a TV lounge and bowling. The gaming center has stations to play Xbox 360 video games and arcade games including pinball and air hockey. Students can use their Titan Card to get discounted prices at the TSU. Bowling costs $1.75 per game, pool will cost $4.25 an hour and ping pong for $1.75 per hour. Students who enjoy physical fitness can visit the Student Recreation Center (SRC) located near the State College Parking Structure. SRC amenities including an indoor track, a pool, multi-purpose gymnasium and various fitness classes are free for students, as it is included in your semester fees. Students can get their caffeine fix
at Steven G. Mihaylo Hallâ€™s Starbucks, located near the Eastside Parking Structure on Nutwood Avenue. After your much needed pickme-up, stick around in the lounge area. Just outside of Starbucks is a lofty seating area with power outlets for students to recharge and reboot for the rest of the day. On Tuesday nights, one of the best places to grab some food, watch a sporting event or listen to a live DJ is the Cantina Lounge, located across the street from campus on Nutwood Avenue. Their Taco Tuesday nights are perfect for students on a budget with their $1 tacos, $2.50 house margaritas, beer, and tequila shots. The Pollak Library has designated places for group studies and meetings. The fourth floor of the north Pollak Library has large round tables for groups to get together and study. Study rooms, equipped with a projector, a computer and a flat screen TV, are also available on this floor. The rooms can be reserved online or at the first floor desk. For those who prefer study alone quietness, the third floor of Pollak Library North is a calm place for writing papers or studying for tests. For students who want to roam off campus, Zero to Hero Comics located on 642 W. Commonwealth Ave. is perfect for the avid
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Take a break in between classes and spend your time wisely at student-friendly on-campus and nearby hotspots.
comic book reader. The store may be small, but the customer service is exceptional. Zero to Hero Comics is closed on Mondays and store hours vary. The Becker Amphitheater, located outdoors next to the TitanShops bookstore and TSU, is the spectacle
for live entertainment. Every Wednesday at noon is a free hour-long live concert for students. is a great outdoor place to enjoy the weather, eat or people watch. Downtown Fullerton has many places for students to eat, drink and dance on days when students are
not on campus. Only three miles from campus, DTF offers laid back places to hang out like The Continental Room, Commonwealth Lounge and Grill. There are also many boutiques and shops that carry vintage items for those in the mood to shop.
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Staff advice for new students ADREANA YOUNG Daily Titan
In order to make it through your four, maybe five (or more) years at Cal State Fullerton many students find themselves taking advice from older, more experienced students on campus. From quirky bits of advice to real life tips, the passing of the torch from one generation of students to another is important in order for students to make it through their time in college. Staying on top of your studies is one helpful tip that may seem simple, but truly is a must. Skipping classes might not seem all that detrimental to your grade point average in the beginning, but once you’ve missed four or more in one semester, it becomes more difficult to catch up. Moreover, doing the readings and
even the homework for classes is a great way to stay on top, and perhaps even ahead of, many of your fellow students. Professors assign readings and homework for a reason, and that reason isn’t just to bore you. Studying with classmates is a great way to meet people and also ease your workload. For instance, splitting up a study guide between a few students can cut down on some of the time. Finally, in order to successfully make it through your time at CSUF, or even through life, don’t procrastinate. Waiting until the last minute to finish an essay, an online test or homework that is due in class the next morning will not only leave you with sub-par work, but will also force you into staying up past midnight writing when you’d much rather be doing anything else.
Tips for a successful year • Don’t skip class • Sit closer to the front of the class • Work in study groups • Do assigned homework • Participate in class • Get involved on campus • Don’t procrastinate
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Courtesy of Joseph A. Weber, Ph.D. Joseph Weber, Ph.D, a sociology professor at Cal State Fullerton.
Professors push success JULIA GUTIERREZ Daily Titan
Transitioning from a high school or community college to a fouryear university is not always easy. Once graduation and summer are over, getting back to the grind in a new place may be both exciting and scary. Luckily, Cal State Fullerton professors have provided tips on how new students can get the most out of their education and college experiences. Sociology professor Joseph Weber, Ph.D., said students need to be involved at CSUF inside and outside of the classroom in order to succeed. Weber said that it is important for students to join and participate in clubs, organizations and other student groups; this may include an academic honor society, a department student organization or even one of the unique clubs on campus. He added that he recommends students to take internships as well. Receiving an internship can open up new opportunities that may lead to a dream job or, at the very least, a full and detailed résumé. “If a class has an opportunity to do a service learning or (an) internship do it with a lot of energy,” Weber said. “The academic world is small and contacts you make in and outside the classroom
are vital to future academic and career success.” Weber said where a student sits in class can have an impact on his or her experience. He added that sitting in the middle or the front of the classroom can make it easier for students to participate in class discussion. Sitting near the front of the room can also make it easier to participate with classmates. Students should also have patience with their instructors and show an interest in the subject matter of the course. Moreover, regular class attendance is key, Weber said. He added that professors do notice when students do not show up for class. Weber said students should speak up in class or to discuss the course material with the professor before or after class. This shows the professor that the student is interested and focused on the material. Jack Mierop, a human communications professor, also had advice for new freshmen and transfer students. “To be a successful, and (to) make your college life more pleasurable, students need to apply the material they learn to their own lives, both currently and in the imaginable future,” Mierop said. Mierop added that many students do not apply what they learn in school to their lives. They often view their education as a chore. “The simple move to relate the
material to one’s own life makes the material come alive and makes the atmosphere (of the classroom) a much more pleasurable learning environment,” Mierop said. Carolina Ojeda-Kimbrough, an Asian American Studies professor, provided three simple tips for a successful college experience. Like Weber, Ojeda-Kimbrough said attendance is very important to how well a student does in college. She added that students who go to class regularly do better than students who do not attend class regularly. For students who have not yet experienced the freedom that comes with college, leaving class early or not showing up at all may seem very tempting. However, falling into this habit can be bad for grades and could possibly leave a bad impression. Secondly, she said that students should be prepared for class; in other words, do the homework, read assigned passages in textbooks and be ready to ask questions about the material. Ojeda-Kimbrough said using professor’s office hours can be very helpful as well. “We (professors) are there to help you - (to) answer questions you may have about the class material, clarify points, etc,” Ojeda-Kimbrough said. dailytitan.com
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Campus tours guide students KRISTEN CERVANTES Daily Titan
MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan The Arboretum, Orange County’s largest botanical garden, offers scenic landscapes and fun activities for visitors.
CSUF’s ‘best-kept secret’ ANDY LUNDIN Daily Titan
On the northeast end of Cal State Fullerton’s campus, adjacent to Goodwin Field and the University’s housing complex, are 26 acres of land dedicated to the largest botanical garden in Orange County: The Arboretum. The garden features 4,500 different species of plants and is divided into several sections, with each section consisting of a biome containing plants that are found in that ecosystem. At the entrance is a small waterfall, a stream connecting a pond and lake and an abundance of wildlife inhabitants, all of which add to the Arboretum’s calming atmosphere that make the trip truly worth it. However, the Arboretum does more than just provide visitors with the enjoyment of being able to bask in the ambience of its lush environments. Activities and events such as weekly yoga classes, nature tours, farmers markets, plant fairs, museum exhibits and the restored Victorian Heritage House are held at the Arboretum. Due to its locality to the CSUF campus, students and faculty of the university are constantly using the Arboretum to conduct studies and research. “There’s a lot of curricular acdailytitan.com
tivities over here: Biology, geology, history, … kinesiology, College of the Arts,” said Greg Dyment, director of the Arboretum. “We do everything from painting to music to putting together historical displays in our museum.” He added that many departments spend time doing their studies within the Arboretum. This includes the biology department studying the flora as well as doing hydrologic research on plants, while the geology department studies the hydrology of the groundwater underneath the Arboretum. According to CalState.edu, the research conducted by the geology departments is shared with the Orange County Water District. This helps inform the District on how much groundwater is present in Orange County. Students also have the opportunity to be involved with the Arboretum’s museum and Heritage House, which is where they can act as curators and put historical displays together. Students can create art pieces to decorate the buildings and understand how to preserve the Arboretum’s collections. Dyment said the Heritage House, which belonged to Orange County’s first coroner, is one of the other interesting things that makes the Arboretum unique to Fullerton.
According to Fullerton.edu, Dr. George C. Clark, who was also among the initial Fullerton city council members, originally built the Victorian-style home in 1894 as a wedding gift for his wife. “He was pretty much the only doctor in this part of the world, North Orange County area, to take care of his people,” Dyment said. The initial idea to create the Arboretum was thought up by faculty members of Orange State College in the fall of 1970 to preserve the nation’s citrus collection. However, the Arboretum was not finalized until several years later when the official opening ceremonies and ribbon-cutting for the Arboretum took place in the fall of 1979. Dyment has said that people refer to the Arboretum, which has attracted 120,000 visitors and raised more than $200,000 in donations annually, as one of the campus’ best-kept secrets. Contrasting from the hectic, busy and fast-paced atmoshpere of the CSUF students and faculty members, the Fullerton Arboretum isn’t too far if someone is ever in the the mood to take a break and unwind. “It’s certainly a great place to come and study,” Dyment said. “Bring a book, find a tree in the shade and do your homework.”
The first step many incoming freshman and transfer students take onto the Cal State Fullerton campus may stir up several types of emotions ranging from fear to excitement. Students can alleviate terrified feelings by better preparing for the new journey into college. CSUF offers various campus tours to help students adjust to their surroundings and navigate around campus. Daily tours led by Titan Ambassadors, CSUF campus tour guides, offer prospective students the chance to take a stroll through campus with friends and family. The 90-minute tours can provide a unique experience for students who want to learn more about CSUF’s history and student life. Nicholas Harrison, 18, a computer science major, took one of the campus tours as part of the New Student Orientation. “The tour itself answered all my questions and defeated my nervousness,” Harrison said. He added that he learned a lot from the tour, such as policies, bike rules and consequences. Although the daily campus tour does not cover the residence halls, students may contact Housing Services and Residence Life for the tour schedule. Special group tours are arranged for organizations or groups with six or more people. The group tours last between 45 to 60 minutes and accommodate elementary, middle school, high school and community college students. Interested groups should contact the campus tours office at least three weeks in advance to reserve a tour. Self-guided tours are also an option for students who want to venture on their own to explore the campus. Self-guided walking tour brochures are available at the Student Information and Referral Center and online. The guide includes a campus map, CSUF history, phone num-
bers and brief descriptions about each department building. David Nguyen, 18, a freshman computer engineering major, said he is nervous about attending college and decided to embark on his own campus tour to learn more about CSUF before the fall semester begins. “Just walking through the Arboretum or even the hallways of the many buildings on campus, it can really open a student’s eyes of the amount of resources college has to offer,” Nguyen said. Tech savvy students may be more interested in taking the new CSUF online virtual campus tour. Viewers can get a quick glance of the entire campus and click on images to obtain specific information by using a computer or smartphone. All of the tours can benefit students who may be apprehensive about starting college by either helping them locate certain classes or making new friends. “After taking the tour, I have become more prepared about attending this campus and I knew it once I was able to navigate and inform other people about certain areas and buildings of their choice,” Harrison said. He added that he strongly recommends incoming students to attend the campus tours. Harrison said that through the campus tours students can gain knowledge about the environment and meet new people. “(Students) should consider this as an opportunity to prepare themselves once school starts,” Harrison said. It’s never too late for a student to attend one of the daily campus tours since they are offered year round. Nguyen said he may attend a daily campus tour during the fall semester to look for anything he missed on his own tour. “I believe the campus tour will give me the opportunity to ask questions and actually get answers,” Nguyen said. Certain dates and times for the tours are filling up quickly since the fall semester is about to begin. Daily campus tours can be reserved online or by calling the campus tours office at (657) 278-2501.
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Top 5 places to eat KYMBERLIE ESTRADA Daily Titan
You’ve loaded up on classes for the entire day, your school schedule looks something like a long vertical block that stretches from the morning to night with one or two breaks in between. The last 5 minutes of class become an agonizing, lengthy wait. The professor dismisses class, but now you’re left with the daunting decision of what to eat. Before making any choices and risking losing your parking spot here’s a list of the top five eats within walking distance.
Ahh... The good ol’ American burger. Conveniently located across campus on Nutwood Avenue, The Habit serves up quality charbroiled burgers. This burger grill lives up to it’s motto “There’s No Substitute For Quality,” as it offers fresh ingredients, healthy menu options and large servings that would fill up any starving college student. The Mushroom Swiss Char and the Teriyaki Charburger are what
sets this burger joint apart from McDonalds, In-N-Out and Burger King. Healthier options include the Veggie Burger, Fresh Albacore Tuna Sandwich or any of the salad choices. But that’s not what made this the number one place to dine around campus. At just under $3, you get a heaping, savory serving of their signature sweet potato fries.
The Flame Broiler
Don’t be a statistic and fall into the Freshman 15 this semester. Right next door to The Habit is a healthier fast-food alternative. Founded in 1995 in Fullerton, Calif., The Flame Broiler has quickly expanded to 140 locations. Customers are greeted with large posters indicating the nutrition facts of all menu options and even strives to educate a healthy diet with its Veggie Facts. Customers have the options of chicken, Angus beef or a veggie bowl, add some sriracha, jalapenos and their popular “magic sauce,” (not sure what it is exactly, but it’s pretty darn magical) and students have the option of a healthier, filling meal in between all their classes
ORIENTATION GUIDE Yogurtland
Satisfy your sweet cravings at this self-serve frozen yogurt spot located down the block from campus on State College Boulevard. No need to worry about pricing here. At a mere 35 cents per ounce, a full cup with a large amount of toppings will cost you only about $5. This Yogurtland in particular always has an abundant amount of flavor selections compared to other locations. Next to each flavor is a sign that informs customers of its nutritional facts, such as gluten free, vitamin C fortified, antioxidant rich, low-fat, Kosher certified, etc.
With a mere four locations, and eight others currently in the process of being built, Pieology located on State College Boulevard, is your best bet for a build-it-yourself pizza experience. This pizza place will change the way you view pizza. Customers can choose any toppings and the servers pop the thin-crust pizza into the oven, and within 5 minutes it’s ready to eat. Customize your pizza by choosing from a variety of sauces, cheeses and toppings. They even offer a gluten-
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CSUF students socialize and dine inside of the campus dining hall, the Gastronome.
On-campus dining ADRIAN GARCIA Daily Titan
Oftentimes, students change their eating habits upon entering college, slowly but surely succumbing to the frightening stereotype known as the
“freshman 15.” With college campuses being home to many fast food joints and a cafeteria with unhealthy food options, students struggle to find a healthier alternative to fit their cravings. Fortunately, the dining hall at Cal
State Fullerton, the Gastronome, offers a variety of foods targeted to fit any dietary needs. Upon entering the Gastronome, students encounter an array of freshly-baked desserts. Sugar-free and gluten-free desserts are also available for students with dietary restrictions. The soup and salad bar, to the left of the Gastronome, is prepared daily with fresh fruits and vegetables for
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The Habit sells burgers, sandwhiches, shakes and fries.
free crust option. A personal pizza costs $7.50 and will statisfy your hunger. Whether you’re in the north or south end of Cal State Fullerton, get your nutritional fresh fruit fix
at either of the two Juice It Up! locations on campus. One located at the TSU while the other located near the Humanaties building. Juice It Up! supplies a variety of raw juice blends as well as fruit smoothies packed with vitamins, minerals and micronutrients.
students to choose from. The grill and deli, favorites among students, offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, etc. all made to order by the staff. The staff also prepares special sandwiches served during lunch and dinner that can vary from a mozzarella meatball sub to a chicken quesadilla. Pizza is baked fresh in an authentic style brick oven every day for students. Daily pizzas include pepperoni and cheese, while a special pasta and pizza is rotated daily for both lunch and dinner. In the exhibition kitchen, students are given the chance to create their own meals. For instance, many different types of pastas are served in the exhibition kitchen and students can choose from a variety of noodles, sauces and meats to feed their cravings. The healthy kitchen and world kitchen offer meals for students who would like a healthier or more exotic alternative. The healthy kitchen offers different meals targeted for students with dietary restrictions. The cooks also participate in Meatless Mondays and prepare meals for vegetarian or vegan students who have meals at the
Gastronome. The world kitchen serves a variety of meals from different parts of the world. Satisfy and explore your taste palettes from Mexican to Chinese to Middle Eastern food here. The Gastronome also plans themed nights for students where the staff decorates and dresses up to entertain students while offering a special menu for the night. Students are encouraged to dress up and join in the festivities with prizes often awarded for the students with the best costumes. This past year, the Gastronome hosted a luau where they brought in musicians to play music for students. For students living on campus, their meal plan is used in the Gastronome. Incoming freshmen living in the dorms can either purchase a five day or seven day meal plan which gives them unlimited access to the dining hall. Students living in the apartments have the chance to purchase unlimited meal plans as well, they are also offered either an 80 or 112 block meal plan. Students not living on campus can also purchase meal plans or pay at the door.
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SRC offers CSUF students free exercise RILEY TANNER Daily Titan
Many incoming freshmen and transfer students might wander around Cal State Fullerton without discovering the full potential of what the campus offers. The opportunities on this campus are diverse and acknowledge the various needs of students pursuing a higher education. After paying for tuition through hard work, personal merit or the benevolence of your parental units, the next step is to optimize the transaction by looking into and utilizing the different centers, clubs and resources around the CSUF campus. One center on campus students should really take advantage of is the Student Recreation Center (SRC). An on campus gym all students are eligible for. Students have access to the center as part of the campus fees, which are included in the tuition.
Weight room This includes semester-long access to a weight room and machineassisted weight exercises. Olympic lifting does not have a self-contained station. However it is made possible with a bit of creativity and some furniture rearrangement. The gym staff puts together a weekly graph showing peak hours and the best times to find a free squat rack after actively tracking attendance. The facility also offers a number
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Brandon Reed, 28, a clinical psychology master’s student, climbs at the SRC.
of fitness courses classified as dropin fitness, meaning students can join as long as space is available. These classes include, yoga, pilates and a guts, butts and thighs oriented hour-long workout, among others. Instructional classes like belly dancing and Kobudo carry an additional fee. Additionally, a number of tournaments are held at the SRC ranging from poker, billiards and bowling.
The Pool Outside of the gym is a pool deck area. The pool enables those who do come to the gym to display the
fruits of their labor. The pool is also divided into individual lanes for swimmers and those seeking a less strenuous exercise. The SRC can be a place where students can work hard on their physiques, but also spend downtime to relax and have fun.
Rock wall Upon entering the SRC, students are greeted with a 30foot wall made of crimp-studded faux-stone that looms over on the right side of the entryway: The rock wall. The rock wall opened for student to use in 2008, the wall was erected in an effort to
diversify student fitness options. While equipment rental and climbing is free, applicants are required to “test out” by passing a competency class. In this class participants must demonstrate their knowledge of climbing, safety features and knots before being able to climb without staff assistance. There are a number of fun
activities that students can particpate in on the rock wall, including Girls Night Out on the Rock and Rookies on the Rock, for students who are interested in suspending themselves on the wall. The SRC is open everyday of the week, Sunday through Saturday. For additional information on times call and special classes (657) 278-7529.
Free and discounted services on campus •
Health care: The
health center on campus offers free or reduced health services such as x-rays, physical exams, lab tests and blood pressure checks. readership program allows for students to pick up newspapers such as the New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today for free. Not to mention the student newspaper, the Daily Titan, is also free.
Tickets: Students can get discounted tickets through ASI. Tickets for places like Disneyland, AMC movie tickets, Catlina, NASCAR and more are offered to students.
Bike fix-it stations:
Concerts and Entertainment:
There are two bike fixit stations campus for students who ride their bikes. These stations include an air pump for tires and tool kits to fix any small problems with the bike.
For students in need of the Internet or a computer CSUF offers a free computer labs for studetns to work on homework or other school projects.
Free concerts are held at the Becker Ampitheater every Wednesday. There are also free open mic nights at the Titan Student Union pub.
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Leaders of Cal State Fullerton: Present and past William B. Langsdorf (19591970): In 1959, William B. Langsdorf was appointed to be the first president of Orange County State College, which is now known as Cal State Fullerton. He was responsible for selecting faculty and creating the college’s educational program. Langsdorf wanted to change the original name of the college to “Orange State College” because he thought “the word ‘county’ implied sort of a cow-town place.” He was glad to change the name to Fullerton. Before becoming Cal State Fullerton’s first president, Langsdorf was president of Pasadena City College for 10 years. In 1974, the AdministrationBusiness Administration Building was renamed William B. Langsdorf Hall in honor of the university’s first president. Following his time at CSUF, he became the vice chancellor of academic affairs for the state college system. Mildred García (2012- Present) Cal State Fullerton’s latest president Mildred García is the first Latina president in the Cal State System and the second woman president at CSUF. She began to serve as president of the university in 2012. Before beginning her job on campus, she was president of Cal State Dominguez Hills since 2007 and has worked at various universities. García was listed on Hispanic Business Magazine’s top 100 most influential Hispanics and was recently named the chair of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She also serves on President Barack Obama’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.
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Courtesy of Cal State Fullerton William B. Langsdorf, the first President of Cal State Fullerton, had the CSUF building Langsdorf Hall named in honor of him in 1974.
Courtesy of Cal State Fullerton Not only is Mildred Garcia the second female president to be elected by the Cal State University systerm, but Garcia is also the first Latina president.
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Final summer getaways close to home Photos Courtesy of MCT
LEFT: Hollywood Boulevard. - This famous street is home to numerous themed theaters, tours of the local area, museums, parks and the iconic Walk of Fame. Paved with the handprints of actors and stars through the ages, this sidewalk allows for an interesting bombardment of history and celebrity. A number of savory restaurants line the street as well. RIGHT: SoCal Beaches - With only a few weeks before the Fall 2013 semester commences beaches like Huntington, Santa Monica and Newport are a close to paradise destination to spend the last days of summer. LEFT: Big Bear - Most campgrounds are surrounded with accessible wilderness and are almost always dog friendly. The silence that accompanies camping often goes underrated and the view of an uninhibited starry night sky is unforgettable. RIGHT: The Getty - This Los Angeles museum contains numerous works spanning not just in temporal but geographic boundaries, as seen in its European and American art. These pieces of history can be viewed and toured for free, though parking is $15. A walk through the ages can be accessed just off the 405 freeway.
LEFT: San Diego - California is known for its many beaches and tourist destinations. San Diego is no exception, offering a great surf culture, pristine beaches and excellent downtown spots for dining and shopping. In just a day tourists could go from a beach in beautiful La Jolla, or the historic Hotel Del Coronado, to the elite shopping and dining destination of the Gaslamp Quarter. RIGHT: Disneyland - The theme park otherwise known as ‘The Happiest Place on Earth,’ is host to a number of famous attractions including themed rides, parades, fireworks and a giant corn dog. LEFT: Las Vegas - With a strip of four star hotels, amazing restaurants, casinos, and dazzling stage shows, this is a one stop shop for everything entertainment. All ages and types of people are welcome in this this city, from a day at the pool to a night out dancing. After all, ‘What happens in Vegas … stays in Vegas.’ RIGHT: The Hollywood Sign While there are a number of trails around the sign itself, actually trekking to it is illegal. Like all trails, these hikes will stimulate physical motion and alternative routes and scenery for runners bored of pavement.
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Finding your new niche ADREANA YOUNG Daily Titan
I had finally settled into life at my junior college when the comfort of familiarity was interrupted by my goal— transferring. I transferred to Cal State Fullerton after spending three years at Victor Valley College (VVC), amidst a city in the sprawling wasteland of the High Desert. I spent two and half years on VVC’s newspaper staff. I made friends. I knew the good and bad professors. I figured out the expectations and requirements, learned the kinks and quirks and obtained my associate degree in both liberal arts and social and behavioral sciences. Tightly grasping my university map on the first day of my CSUF classes, I realized that I had become so comfortable at VVC I had forgotten what it was like to be “the new kid.” I felt awkward and out of place just as I had at the beginning stage of my college career after graduating high school. I now faced the familiar challenge of having to reacclimate myself into a new school; but this time I wasn’t 18 years old, I was an adult who had already found her niche. As the first semester at CSUF rolled on I adjusted to university life. I became comfortable and took advantage of the opportunities presented to me and once again found my niche. Here are some tips I used in order to achieve that comfortability on campus.
Get involved Find a club, organization or activity. There are more than 250 clubs on campus ranging from the University Honors Society to the Campus Crusade for Christ and clubs for Anthropology majors, clubs for students interested in Pagan and Wiccan religions, to clubs devoted to anime. By getting involved in a club students will be able to meet people with similar interests and spend their time doing something they like. Not only are there many clubs for students to participate in, but
students can also join a fraternity or sorority. Every fall the Greeks welcome all types of students into their houses, opening the doors to networking opportunities they might not gain from a club. For the more athletically inclined, CSUF is home to a host of sports. From baseball to archery students can spend their time getting physically active in order to find their place on campus.
Stay on campus If you feel too overwhelmed with classes to join a club or sport, an alternative way to feel more connected to campus is to actually hang around and stay on campus. If you’re living in the dorms, don’t go back to your room between classes. Instead, sit at one of the coffee shops on campus, study in the library or utilize the computer labs or academic resources provided. CSUF also hosts tons of events throughout the semester that can fill up the time gaps between classes. These events can give you a reason to hang around campus instead of going back to your comfortable dorm room. By staying on campus the likelihood of meeting more people or getting better acquainted with the culture at CSUF rises.
Buy Titan gear This one may seem a little vain or materialistic, but it works for some people. Wearing Titan gear can help you feel more a part of the university. Titan Shops bookstore, the student store on campus, sells Titan T-shirts, sweatshirts, folders, lanyards, cups and more for a range of prices. Waking up in the morning and throwing on your Titan sweatpants for your 8 a.m. class might make you feel more at home.
Go to class This is the reason you’re in college, right? By actually attending your classes, and not skipping every now and then to stay home and watch Netflix, it’s more likely that you’ll meet people in those
classes or even get to know your professors. Going to class also means participating in your classes. By raising your hand and offering thoughts or answers to the discussion you’ll likely feel more comfortable in your classes and in turn with your campus. Not only will this help you feel better about being in a new school, but you’ll also more than likely do better in your classes, which is an obvious plus.
Make friends If you’re like me—a little socially awkward—this piece of advice may seem obvious, but unattainable in your first few weeks, or even semesters, of classes. However, I think it’s one of the single best ways to incorporate yourself into your new school and to feel more comfortable. By joining a club or staying on campus (and maybe rocking a CSUF sweatshirt) it’ll be easier to meet people with similar interests and build friendships. The friendships you build while in college can turn into strong networking connections that can help in your future career endeavors.
MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan
Features editor, Adreana Young, transfered to CSUF in fall 2012.
Learning to cope with life in a new, bigger city at a new, bigger college wasn’t easy at first. Finding my place on campus didn’t happen overnight. I had to force myself out of my comfort zone and into a place I could call my own. During Discoverfest, an annual event on campus for clubs and organizations to meet with students, I walked up to the Daily Titan booth and asked how to apply to be on staff. Although it was a few weeks into the semester I was able to claim a spot as news assistant for the fall 2012 semester. After spending sleepless nights in the newsroom, I formed friendships with my colleagues that helped get me through the first two semesters at CSUF without my family and friends by my side. Staying on campus, learning the ins and outs of CSUF, joining the Daily Titan and making friends helped me feel more like a CSUF student instead of just a transfer student. dailytitan.com
August 13, 2013
Top sports events for the fall semester
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Throughout the semester Cal State Fullerton’s athletic teams will face-off against nearby universities. CSUF fall sports include cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s vollyball. Cross country’s season runs from
Aug. 31 through Nov. 23. The regular men’s soccer season plays through Aug. 19 to Nov. 9. The regular women’s soccer season plays through Aug. 16 to Nov. 3. Women’s volleyball season runs through Aug. 30 to Nov. 30. Make sure to come out and support your fellow Titans by attending CSUF home sports games.
Cross Country Oct. 19, 2013 Oct. 25, 2013
Highlander Invitational (Riverside, Calif.) Titan Invitational (Fullerton, Calif.)
Men’s Soccer Sep. 6, 2013 Sep. 28, 2013 Oct. 19, 2013 Nov. 6, 2013
Loyola Marymount (Titan Stadium) Grand Canyon (Titan Stadium) UC Irvine* (Titan Stadium) Cal State Northridge* (Titan Stadium)
Women’s Soccer Sep. 15, 2013 Sep. 20, 2013 Sep. 29, 2013 Oct. 6, 2013 Oct. 31, 2013
Utah State (Titan Stadium) Washington State (Titan Stadium) Gonzaga (Titan Stadium) Cal State Northridge* (Titan Stadium) Long Beach State* (Long Beach, Calif.)
8:00 a.m. 4:45 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball Sep. 6-7, 2013 Oct. 26, 2013 Nov. 15, 2013 Nov. 16, 2013 Nov. 30, 2013
Fullerton Classic (Titan Gym) UC Santa Barbara* (Titan Gym) UC Irvine* (Titan Gym) Long Beach State* (Titan Gym) Hawaii* (Titan Gym)
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m
* Conference events
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August 13, 2013
A Brief History of Cal State Fullerton
1957 Cal State Fullerton
Our school became the 12th state college authorized to be a degreegranting school. The university’s original name was Orange County State College. Actual classes began in Sept. 1959 with a whopping 452 students. Later in July 1962 the school’s name was changed to Orange State College. In 1964 it became California State College at Fullerton. And finally in June 1972 it became California State University, Fullerton.
1962 Elephants racing
Yeah, that actually happened. What possibly started as a practical joke ended up being one of the quirkiest events in our college history. Fifteen elephants were rented out for this inter collegiate race. The race was held on Cal State Fullerton’s “Dumbo Downs.” This plot of land would later become a parking lot.
1965 Performing Arts
Cal State Fullerton’s Music Speech Drama Building, now known as the Clays Performing Arts Center, was truly a celebrated event. Completed in February 1965, the building features the Little Theater, a 500-fixed-seat theater, and a 200-fixed-seat Recital Hall. The dedication festivities stretched over nine carefully planned evenings beginning on May 1.
1963 McCarthy Hall
Formerly known as the Letters and Sciences Building, McCarthy Hall is more than just an ordinary building. Completed Sept. 1, 1963, it was Cal State Fullerton’s first permanent building and set the stage for the future and expansion of the university. Although McCarthy Hall was intended for science purposes, in its earliest years it housed the library, the Health Center, administration offices and student center.
In February of 1970, Gov. Ronald Reagan was invited to the campus by the Associated Students Inc. During his presentation, two students, Bruce Church and David MacKowiak shouted obscenities at Reagan, making it very hard for him to give his presentation. After ignoring warnings from campus police to quiet down, the two were arrested. Many students on campus were not happy with the arrests and soon student protests followed. Protests turned into riots and eventually into naked protests. Throughout the year many more students and even some faculty were arrested.
1970 The Arboretum
The idea of constructing an arboretum on campus was conceived by faculty members of Cal State fullerton in the fall of 1970. Community interest in developing the Arboretum continued throughout the early ‘70s and was supported along with the help of various fundraising events. Dr. C. Eugene Jones, one of the men behind the idea of creating the Arboretum, was influential during it’s entire period of development due to his help of gathering of support from the university system and community members. The official opening ceremonies for the Arboretum took place on Oct. 21, 1979. dailytitan.com
August 13, 2013
First Smoke-Free CSU
On Aug. 1, 2013 Cal State Fullerton became the first California State University to ban smoking. This will include all types of tobacco: cigarettes, pipes and cigars. Not even the smoking alternative, e-cigarettes, will be safe from the ban. This ban will extend to all Cal State Fullerton properties. This means that places like the Arboretum and the CSUF Irvine Campus will also be smoke-free zones.
Cal State Fullerton suffers a heavy loss on Feb. 2, 2013. Assistant coach Monica Quan and her fiancé were killed by Christopher Dorner. Quan was 28 years old and was working on her second year as an assistant coach for the CSUF women’s basketball team. Quan’s father represented Dorner as his attorney during a case that resulted in his termination from the LAPD, so he and his family became targets of Dorner’s revenge. In the game following her death, the members of both participating teams wore orange ribbons in Quan’s honor at the start of the game.
2012 Lock Down
On Dec. 12, 2012 several buildings on the Cal State Fullerton campus were put under modified lockdown. Two men who had allegedly robbed a pawn shop earlier in the day fled to the CSUF campus after the end of a high speed pursuit. One of the men was caught immediately after fleeing in to the campus. The other man fled into Steven G. Mihaylo Hall. Eight hours passed before he was caught and the lockdown was lifted soon after everything was considered safe by the police, no one was harmed.
The Student Recreation Center
opened in March of 2008. The Student Recreation Center offered students on campus a reliable fitness center that they could use. The inside of the SRC is full of fitness essentials including an indoor running track, a rock wall, an outdoor swimming pool and much more. The use of the SRC is included in the student tuition fee, so all students that want to use the facility, can do so free of charge.
1976 Library Shooting
1971 Coaches Die
Three assistant coaches from the Titan Football team died in a plane crash during a scouting mission to San Luis Obispo on Nov. 13, 1971. Bill Hannah, Joe O’Hara and Dallas Moon were killed along with the pilot when the plane they were in crashed into a mountain. A Mercy Bowl game was quickly put together for the benefit of the families of those who had died in the accident. Nearly 17,000 fans showed up for the game and more than double of that amount bought tickets to support the event.
On July 12, 1976, Cal State Fullerton custodian Edward Charles Allaway shot and killed seven people in and around the Pollak Library. Claiming to having heard voices in his head, Allaway bought a rifle to protect himself and his estranged wife, who had recently separated from him. Two days later, Allaway went on a rampage that once held the record for the worst mass killing in Orange County history. Two others had also been shot by Allaway that day but did not sustain life threatening injuries.
Titan Student Union
The doors of the Titan Student Union opened on April 1976. It was first opened as the University Center. The University Center had everything a student needed, a food court, a study lounge and an ice cream parlor along with other useful facilities. In 1992 the University Center received added construction which made it larger. It was also renamed as the Titan Student Union.
August 13, 2013
There is always parking at a bike rack Daily Titan
Biking to Cal State Fullerton is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had as a student. It may sound lame, but feeling the wind through your hair while zipping around Mihaylo Hall is best enjoyed on a warm day that only Fullerton can provide. Plus, biking isn’t limited to people who live on or around campus. Many students park far away from campus and bike into campus to avoid paying for a parking permit. Not only is travel time to campus cut down, but getting around is quicker as well. Getting across campus no longer takes up to 20 minutes. Riding on a bike can take
as little as five and up to 10. However, biking isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, sometimes riding up the huge hill on Yorba Linda Boulvard. after a full day of classes can be a bummer. Rain can also dampen the day, as well as dodging pedestrians and cars on the streets of Fullerton. The biggest downside of having a bike is getting it stolen. That’s why investing in a good U-lock is crucial as bike thieves usually go for the weaker wire locks that can be snapped with bolt cutters. Legally bikes can not be ridden on the sidewalk, but the bike lanes are usually too small and poorly kept that nearly everyone usually just uses the sidewalk. If you choose this method, be sure to invest in a good bell to
alert pedestrians to be aware of your presence. Occasionally, when I was riding down the sidewalk, I would scare a pedestrian because they didn’t expect a rider moving at twice their speed going past them. Upon making it to campus, the
ride gets easier, but it still isn’t without its annoyances. Not every place on campus is bike friendly. There are a few areas that are strictly pedestrian only zones such as the Quad. Due to the high foot traffic, it’s hard to maneuver a bike
around the many pedestrians and vendors in that area. Overall though, I recommend it to anyone. Riding past all of the angry drivers desperately looking for parking in an overcrowded lot is a treat on its own.
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Campus Bike Paths and Fix-It Stations
County-wide bike path Campus bike path Bicycle Fix-It stations Pedestrian only zone
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