Volume 94, Issue 10
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
NEWS | TITAN STUDENT UNION
TSU master plan approved The concept for a massive renovation of the TSU changes student spaces MIA MCCORMICK
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International students cope with change assimilating into Southern California culture. CSUF had students from 79 different nations in the fall 2012 semester, according to the school’s website. Jean Hotta, an international student adviser, says that IEE is conducting a census for this semester’s statistics. The list of obstacles each international student must overcome is endless. Although some students struggle with applying to school, international students face ordeals from immigration, language differences, currency exchanges and much more. The IEE advisers help students adjust to a new life on campus. “We offer advising on their adjustment to living in the United States,” Hotta said. “Our expertise is in immigration. We don’t stop at immigration, we continue on with academic (issues), with culture shock, with adjustment.” IEE offers a number of services to help students adjust, the most valuable one being the
There are currently 79 different nations in partnership with CSUF ERICA MAHONEY Daily Titan
A handful of foreign exchange students sat with cups of coffee and stuffed notebooks, puzzled over the term “s’more” during the International Coffee Break last week. The conversation played out like a scene from The Sandlot, with explanations of the s’more producing even more mystery around the classic roasted marshmallow treat. Eventually, “s’more” went onto their list of items to bring on an upcoming beach trip. International Coffee Break is hosted by Cal State Fullerton’s International Education and Exchange office (IEE) every Wednesday at 1 p.m. The International Coffee Break acts as a way for students to mingle, make friends and talk about all the ups and downs of
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International students mingle at the weekly International Coffee Break event hosted by the International Education and Exchange office.
Tobacco workshops aid smokers to quit OPINION 4
Naval Yard shooting reignites gun control debate FEATURES 6
Popular campus clubs bring community to students SPORTS 8
Men’s soccer look to end winless road trip strong
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one-on-one counseling, where students can discuss any kind of difficulty they are experiencing and receive tailored advice. Hotta also said that every student’s threshold for adapting to change is different, which is why the one-on-one counseling is so important. However, there are some common challenges that every international student faces, regardless of their home country. Transportation, for example, is very difficult. Most foreign students do not have cars and/or licenses, and California’s troubled public transportation system makes mobility a problem. The English language in general can be trying for some international students, but slang words pose a whole new set of confusion. Balakrishna Arun, a 24-yearold student from India majoring in computer science, explained his trouble with a common salutation. “Here, you ask, ‘How are you doing?’ and that was a bit new to us because we greet by saying ‘Hello,’” Arun said. Arun said he was perplexed by why a stranger would be inquiring about his physical actions as an introduction. Sepideh Sheybani is an electrical engineering student from Iran in her third semester graduate program. She said that the hardest part about being an international student is being away from her parents. Feeling homesick is a familar struggle many students face, whether they’re international or native born. SEE COFFEE BREAK, 5
A master plan for major renovations to the Titan Student Union that aim to create a more open and welcoming atmosphere for students was unanimously approved Thursday. The plan, approved by the Titan Student Centers Governing Board, was designed with the goal of giving the TSU a more “campus life” vibe. Robert Braun, the senior associate principal director of design for Langdon Wilson International, presented the proposed master plan to the board on Thursday. The new TSU, with the implementation of this master plan, will include more “see and be seen social spaces,” said Kurt Borsting, TSC director. A space that will connect all three stories will replace the current main entry near the food court. It will direct students to the other locations of the building and give them a sense of the areas available to them.
“There was a sense that the building didn’t tell its own story,” Borsting said. “These concepts speak to those shortcomings.” Based on surveys done in the planning for this project, most Cal State Fullerton students are not aware of many of the spaces within the TSU which are accessible to them, including spaces on the second floor and in the TSU Underground. “When you walk into that space you have a sense of where you are and where you want to go,” Braun said. This new space will have approximately the same area as the entry to Student Recreation Center. The plan also conceptualizes a new quad that will stretch from the State College parking structure through to the center of the existing TSU, taking the place of the plaza between the Portola Pavilion and the food court. “It will increase the energy and increase the foot traffic instead of people cutting across and going on the east side of the bookstore towards the library,” Braun said. SEE STUDENT UNION, 2
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Robert Braun, senior associate principal director of the design, explains the concept to the Titan Student Centers governing board on Wednesday.
NEWS | ORANGE COUNTY
Bill could prevent budget cuts in OC
County layoffs could be averted with a resolution of vehicle fee formula MATTHEW HADDIX
A bill that could prevent drastic budget cuts by settling a fee formula dispute between Orange County and California has been
sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. With $53 million in impending Orange County budget cuts, Assembly Bill (AB) 701 was created and pushed by freshman Assemblywoman Sharon QuirkSilva (D-Fullerton) who rallied bipartisan support for the bill, which passed in the state Senate unanimously on Sept. 12, one day before the last day for bills to be signed for the legislative year. “I know that when I knocked on the doors in Orange County, they wanted to see us work together,” Quirk-Silva said. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva served two terms as Fullerton’s mayor before being elected as the Democratic candidate to the 65th district of the State Assembly in 2012, replacing Republican incumbent Chris Norby. SEE COUNTY, 2
SPORTS | VOLLEYBALL
Titans travel to top ranked Trojans’ colosseum CSUF will face off against two opponents this weekend, including the former No. 1 USC Trojans IAN O’BRIEN Daily Titan
Cal State Fullerton’s women’s volleyball team has concluded their road trip to Lubbock, Texas, and they returned home after winning two out of three games at the Lone Star Showdown. This was capped off by a victory over Texas Tech in three
straight sets. Senior outside hitter Bre Moreland and freshman outside hitter Paige Reed made the alltournament team for their performances over the weekend. The Titans currently hold a 7-3 record and a tournament victory when they hosted the
Fullerton Classic. They have won seven of their last eight matches since losing their first two of the season. Senior right side hitter Alyse Hensley leads the Titans with 106 kills and also has 108 digs. SEE VOLLEYBALL, 6
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Courtesy of MCT Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva speaks with workers.
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The walkway will replace a major space that is currently underutilized by students,
said Borsting. There has been discussion to include a black box theater, additional conference and banquet facilities, new meeting rooms and a pre-function
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space to frame the quad. The walkway from the parking structure has a higher cost and will not move past the concept stage until adequate funding becomes available. Upholding the board’s goal to make the TSU a more welcoming social space, the master plan proposes an outdoor dining area adjacent to the food court in the walkway between the TSU and the bookstore. “There’s a lot of opportunity to not only signal people that this is a place to come and eat … but also create a real vibe,” Borsting said. This walkway would eliminate a large portion of the grass mound west of Titan Shops bookstore in order to widen the area and create space for a dining area. This concept brings up the potential that the bookstore, which is currently not a Titan Student Centers facility, could be adopted by the TSC in the future. The 2012-2013 TSC board funded a $20 million cash expansion budget for the TSU that would not add any new student fees. No other CSU has ever passed a cash expansion of this scope, Borsting said. The renovations will be done in phases that have already been mapped out. This should help maximize the amount of space that is still usable as construction takes place. The TSU master plan is designed to align with the university’s strategic plan, which aims to increase student success. “That isn’t just hope in our hearts,” Borsting said. “Part of this study included professional cost estimates so that these pieces could get plugged, so that we knew that we were presenting a vision that was consistent with the allocation of resources from last year’s board.” There are many opportunities for the board to bring in funding for the projects from outside sources to fully finance the renovations. “There are other wells for us to go in to attempt to stretch that $20 million cash investments that students have had and stretch it a little further with some of these other strategies,” Borsting said. The board is looking at bringing in private dollars to supplement the funding for the renovations in an honest manner by bringing in new dining services and possibly providing naming opportunities of the facility by partnering with other businesses. “We do need to remember that what we are composing today is a grand vision,” Borsting said. “Some of those other things will come into play as we go down the road.” The changes drawn in the plan are all based on TSU polls that have shown what students said is important to them, Borsting said.
The county was preparing to face budget reductions that included local employee layoffs and reduced funding for public safety programs. “Without AB 701 passing, our board of supervisors would have been put in a very difficult position, that may have resulted in layoffs, that could also have resulted in jeopardizing our public safety,” Quirk-Silva said. Orange County accrued over $147 million in debt over two years following a dispute between the county and the state over funds received from vehicle license fees. When the vehicle license fee was reduced to 0.65 percent of a vehicle’s value (down from 2 percent) with the passage of SB 1096, a formula was created for all counties except Orange County to calculate the amount of property taxes needed to make up for the money lost in vehicle license fee revenue (VLF). Orange County was exclud-
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 THURSDAY ed from the Property-VLF revenue swap due to the necessity of VLF funds to go to repaying the debt accrued from the 1994 bankruptcy hearings. When Senate Bill 89 removed the VLF funds Orange County was receiving in 2011, the county decided to keep the extra property tax income. The county withheld $73.5 million in property tax revenue, some of which was earmarked for local community colleges, over the two fiscal years of dispute following the passage of SB 89. Despite the withholding of funds, provisions within state law made up revenue shortfalls via state monies. “I don’t think it’s fair, I don’t think it’s right either. They should take responsibility for what they have to do and not rely on the (state) taxpayers’ money,” Jennifer Solis, a student at Fullerton College, said. On May 7, 2013 , Superior Court Judge Robert Moss ruled on the dispute, noting the lack of ambiguity in statutes of SB 1096 and SB 89, forcing the county to repay
the amount withheld. AB 701 will finally put to ease the two year Vehicle License Fee Adjustment Account dispute by including Orange County in VLFAA property tax equation. “AB 701 will ... put us in the vehicle license fee AA formula, this indeed will make a difference to our county and our Board of Supervisors as they make difficult decisions,” Quirk-Silva said in a press release. The protection of city employee jobs and public safety remains the primary concern for many Orange County residents. These programs would not be in jeopardy if the county had acted in accordance with state law. These jobs are extremely important, Joshua Van Telborg, an Orange County resident, said. People who are jobless or whose unemployment has run out don’t know where to go for money, he said. The bill was presented to the governor on Sept. 13, where he may hold the bill until Sept. 30 before it will automatically become law.
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DTBRIEFS Boeing ends jet production ETHAN HAWKES Boeing Co. announced Wednesday that it would end all C-17 cargo jet production and shut down its Long Beach facility in 2015. According to the Orange County Register, the announcement affects nearly 3,000 employees. Workforce reductions will begin in early 2014 and affect other employees not located in Long Beach. “Ending C-17 production was a very difficult but necessary decision,” Dennis Muilenburg, president of Boeing Defense, Space and Security said. “The C-17 is one of the Defense Department’s most successful acquisition programs ever, but we can’t continue carrying the program without additional orders from the U.S. government,” he said. The news comes less than a week after Boeing delivered the last 223 C-17 jets to the Air Force. “Such uncertainty forces difficult decisions like this C-17 line closure,” Muilenburg said. “We will continue to make tough but necessary decisions to drive affordability and preserve our ability to invest for the future.”
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Seminars may help students quit One workshop was cancelled when no participants arrived ALLY FITZGERALD Daily Titan
With the smoking ban recently put into effect, Cal State Fullerton has expanded its programs to include workshops to help smokers quit. The first two workshops of the year were led by a CSUF alumna and ex-smoker, who now helps people throughout Orange County to quit smoking. Luisa Santa, 25, works as a tobacco cessation specialist for Anaheim Regional Medical Center in the Tobacco Cessation Department. Students who are trying to quit can use the workshops to obtain up to six weeks of nicotine patches, get help with tobacco withdrawal symptoms and learn how to reduce the urge to smoke. Santa, who is a graduate of CSUF with degrees in communications and Spanish literature, has worked as a cessation specialist for over two years. The Orange County Healthcare Agency provides the
workshop through the Tobacco Use Prevention Program, at no cost to the school. An hour and a half workshop at the Irvine Campus was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. but was dismissed at 6 p.m. when no participants had arrived. The cessation workshop would have been the second in a series Santa will be conducting at CSUF. Santa said that the previous workshop at the Fullerton campus was attended by six people, including staff members. Initially exclusive to students, the smoking cessation effort was expanded to all employees of the university when the ban was put in place. The workshop Santa conducts focuses on education regarding the harmful nature of tobacco. Attendees of the seminars are also given nicotine patches at no cost. Curtis Plotkin, the director of CSUF’s department of Environmental Health and Safety, said his office is hoping to make the ban effective by increasing community awareness against smoking. “This is a total educational program. We are encouraging people through peer pressure and packs of gum,” Plotkin
Apple iOS 7 simplifies apps
The launch of Apple iOS 7 included drastic changes to the look of some of the most popular apps, according to tech website The Verge. Facebook, Twitter and Evernote have been redesigned to ref lect the new look of the Apple operating system. Facebook’s drastic changes included simplifying its user interface. The app was redesigned from the ground up for iOS 7. Usage has been changed with a navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, mirroring apps like Instagram and Twitter. Twitter has also adopted a more simplified look but is more or less the same app, said one reviewer. Android card-style multitasking has been added to iOS to complement the new apps. According to The Verge a comprehensive visual makeover was intended for the iOS update. Apple designer, Jony Ive, said it is “simpler, more useful, and more enjoyable.”
1 Smile 2 “CSUF is now a smoke-free zone” 3 Pack of gum
said. “It’s a health issue, it’s a pollution issue.” Currently, no penalty exists for those who choose to smoke on campus. The ban includes all smoking devices and products, including tobacco free nicotine products like e-cigarettes. Students and staff can lodge anonymous complaints about the ban through the university’s environmental risk and safety page, Plotkin said. Plotkin said that his office has received around 12 complaints from students, most of which regard e-cigarettes. The seminars are subsidized by the state and do not cost the university directly when conducted for employees. Cessation workshops for students are funded through the Student Health and Counseling Center. Packs of gum, which are distributed to students seen smoking, are paid for by the vice president of Administration and Finance’s office. Plotkin said the Student Health and Counseling Center has had other programs that have helped students quit for years and plans to continue them. Johan DeWaal, 38, a business major who takes courses
at the Irvine Campus, feels the university’s move to ban smoking is a positive step. DeWaal quit smoking and has been clean for nearly 17 years. He said he thinks the lack of attendees at the Irvine workshop is likely due to a lack of promotion rather than a lack of interest. Though he does not feel that the ban would have necessarily led him to quit smoking, he does note that smoking is primarily a social activity. Tobacco cessation workshops are scheduled to be held on Oct. 17, Nov. 13 and Dec. 10 at the Irvine Campus. All of the classes begin at 5:30 p.m. The seminars are open to all students, faculty and staff. Reservations for the workshops are not required.
Resources to help QUIT TOBACCO 1. New Lung (866) NEW-LUNG 2. California’s smoker’s help line (800) 766-2888 3. Tobacco use prevention program (714) 441-0807
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz released a statement on the company’s website on Tuesday stating the company’s longstanding approach to “open carry” firearms in its stores. The company was forced into the gun controversy when progun activists misleadingly called for a “Starbucks Appreciation Day,” in acknowledgement of Starbucks’ previous guidelines permitting gun owners to openly carry their weapons in states whose laws permit doing so. “I am writing today with a respectful request that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas,” Schultz said. Starbucks’ perception of its stores has always meant to be a place where people can enjoy the environment, coffee and the company of others. The company said that its approach is a suggestion and not a rule. Therefore, customers who enter Starbucks with guns in states where it is legal will still be served.
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Gun control debate refueled after D.C. After yet another shooting, the government should update background checks ELLIOT LAM Daily Titan
With the memory of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. still in recent memory, people have once again begun to ask whether our country has adequate gun control laws to keep America safe. The country experienced an odd case of déjà vu when they awoke to the news of another tragedy on Monday when Aaron Alexis killed 12 people at the Washington Naval Yard before being gunned down by a police officer. The incident in Washington shows the need to update the system of background checks currently used by gun dealers. This may have been Alexis’ last crime, but it certainly was not his first. Alexis, who had served in the U.S. Navy for four years, had been linked to two separate gun related incidents before the tragic event unfolded. In 2010, he was arrested for firing a gun at his downstairs neighbor. Six years before that, in 2004, he was arrested for shooting out the rear tires of a Honda Accord that belonged to two construction workers who had parked outside Alexis’ home. What’s shocking about the naval yard shooting is that Alexis was able to purchase his weapon of choice after successfully passing two background checks. According to the Washington Times, Sharpshooters Small Arms Range, the dealer that sold Alexis his shotgun, ran Alexis’ name through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Virgin-
ia state database before proceeding with the sale. Although conversations around gun control in the United States center around background checks, different approaches have shown to be effective in other countries. According to the Washington Post, after Australia banned automatic and semiautomatic assault rifles and shotguns in 1996, firearm homicide rates fell by 59 percent and firearm suicides fell by 65 percent. Time magazine reported that there has been no mass shootings in Australia since the Port Arthur massacre, the event that prompted changes to gun laws. The United Kingdom, in ad-
dition to banning handguns and automatic weapons, also updated their gun ownership laws in 1996 after a shooting that took place in Dunblane. Some have attributed these reforms for the “successive drops in gun crimes” in the last seven years. However, due to the immense lobbying power of pro-gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association, an outright ban on assault weapons can be seemingly impossible. The lobbying efforts of the NRA have been cited as the reason why the Senate failed to pass a measure which would have only updated background
checks last April. More alarming than the NRA’s lobbying power is the rhetoric it uses to advance its agenda. In a piece submitted to the Daily Caller, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president, said that “Latin American drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the United States.” He called Phoenix “one of the kidnapping capitals of the world,” and said the U.S.-Mexico border “remains porous not only to people seeking jobs in the U.S., but to criminals whose jobs are murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping.” These racially tinged remarks feed upon people’s fears of immigrants and communities of color
NYPD needs to end their racially tinged stop-and-frisk policy The city council is fighting to end the racial profiling plaguing the city police ADRIAN GARCIA
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failed, 83 percent supported background checks. In the last poll taken in June, 51 percent of Americans supported expanding background checks. It will be interesting to see what polling reveals about support for background checks in the aftermath of the naval yard shooting, though it is worthwhile to mention that public opinion does not necessarily correlate to congressional action. This can be seen with the poll in April. As the massacre happened less than two miles from Capitol Hill, lawmakers would do well to find the courage to stand up to the NRA before this issue moves any closer.
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in order to get them to take action on gun rights. This links two issues that are completely unrelated. The fear of this author is that the public will soon become desensitized and tolerant of gun violence to the extent that gun violence is viewed as a natural part of life in the United States. We hear reports of shootings in the news year after year, yet we are okay with doing nothing to address this heinous atrocity. In January, a month after the massacre in Newtown, Conn., 91 percent of Americans supported expanding background checks for gun purchases. In April when the Senate bill
People of color, young and old, walk the streets of New York City with constant fear of being harassed by the people that are supposed to protect them. New York Police Department officers have the right to stop individuals based on reasonable suspicion under the stop-and-frisk program. At first glance, the idea of what defines “reasonable suspicion” comes into play. The thought of being able to walk past someone at first glance and deciding right then and there what their intentions are is preposterous, especially when the idea of race comes into play. In a report from the Public Advocate’s office from 2012, 532,911 people were stopped by the NYPD. Out of this alarming group of people, approximately 84 percent of those were Hispanic or African-American. Ten percent of those were white. The NYPD is using the stopand-frisk policy as an excuse to put their racial agenda ahead of public safety. Out of the 2.3 million blacks stopped between 2004-2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights reported that 16,000 were seized, at rate of 143 stops per seizure. The stopping of Hispanics led to 99 stops per seizure, while every 27 stops of a Caucasian led to the seizure of an illicit good. The rate at which white people were found with something illegal was roughly five times more than the searching of blacks. By unfairly targeting minorities, officers are pulling their attention away from suspects who actually have foul intentions. The stop-and-frisk program has come into attack by the
Community Safety Act, a bill with the intent to increase the oversight of the NYPD and end the racial profiling. The New York Times reported that the first part of the bill would appoint an inspector general responsible for reviewing police policy and conducting investigations. The inspector general would work as part of the city’s Investigation Department, independent of the NYPD. The second part of the bill would expand the protection of profiling to include age, gender, housing status and sexual orientation. It also would grant citizens the ability to sue the Police Department in state court for individual instances of bias as well as for policies that would directly affect people in any of the protected categories. The public is generally in favor of the bill while Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Police Department warn the city that implementing this bill will lead to an increase of crime. Bloomberg vetoed the bill, but the city council overrode his veto in the wake of a federal judge ruling the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk
program as unconstitutional and racially discriminatory in Floyd v. City of New York. If a similar police program was to be implemented in the Fullerton Police Department, students in the community would be in an uncomfortable situation. Cal State Fullerton prides itself in being one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. In 2012’s Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, CSUF was listed as fourth in the nation and first in the state for the number of Hispanic graduates. With 33 percent of the student population being Hispanic, students would be faced with similar issues regarding the racial profiling by the police department. With the amount of interesting characters roaming around the campus, the police would not be hesitant to consider anyone a reasonable suspect. The racial profiling seen prominently in the Big Apple would flourish here in the Fullerton area as well. As the state’s most diverse campus, it would be in CSUF students’ best interest for the stop-and-frisk program to end its controversy in New York before its influence spreads across the nation.
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The NYPD argues that ending the program will see an increase in crime.
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Study abroad program sends students packing
Three hundred and ten CSUF students studied abroad in 2012 KAILEY DEMARET
Students sign up for clubs at the annual Discoverfest event on campus.
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Clubs help students feel more connected to CSUF campus There are more than 250 clubs on campus for students to join ALLY FITZGERALD Daily Titan
A meaningful college experience can sometimes get lost due to distractions and stresses of everyday life. However, students may use their time at school to discover a new passion or activity. One of the most effective ways for Cal State Fullerton students to find a niche on campus is to utilize the robust community of active, student organized clubs. From dance and fitness, to charity and environmental awareness, nearly every cause, activity and hobby is represented in the clubs and organizations registered through the CSUF Student Life Programs. Not only can students discover themselves, but they can also meet new friends who enjoy the same interests. “It’s definitely a good place to make friends,” Brianna Morrison, a member of the Shotokan Karate Club, said. The club meets every Monday and Wednesday evening in the Student Recreation Center. Morrison, a 20-year-old English major, joined the club this June and has made many friends during her time involved with the group. Although the Shotokan Karate Club has official meetings only twice a week, there are classes and related activities offered almost every day. Students of all skill levels are welcome to join the group, which is instructed by individuals who have received their black belt. This is just one of many student organizations which seeks to unite those passionate about physical fitness. Students who are interested in archery, martial arts, roller hockey and other competitive athletic activities can join those clubs as well. There are several groups that seek to help those in need. The
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The workshops and events from IEE help to alleviate these struggles and provide a friendly atmosphere where faculty and students can discuss their issues. This month’s schedule of events include topics like food, academic shock, culture and body language and slang. The topics can be very informative, but also serve as social events that are open to any students. International students also face large financial constraints. The cost of attendance for a full-time undergraduate student living on campus at CSUF is es-
Make-a-Wish Club and the Planetshakers Club have events planned for this semester and upcoming ones. Rawand Ataya, 22, a psychology major, is a member of the Make-a-Wish Club and said the group is planning to host garage and rummage sales, as well as sporting and holiday events in its effort to raise funds to grant the wishes of terminally ill children. The Planetshakers Club hosts events to receive funds for larger organizations, including World Vision and Unicef. The club’s efforts to utilize low-cost tools, such as water purification tablets and vaccinations, help combat the thousands of preventable deaths that occur each day in undeveloped countries around the globe, Travis Morgan, president of the Planetshakers Club, said. Morgan, a 23-year-old mechanical engineering major, said that his group is working to raise money to save the lives of children around the world. There are other student organizations on campus that strive to have a positive impact on the community by helping to ensure that valuable resources are used responsibly. The Vice President of communications for CSUF Students Recycle Club, Susan Luong, 19, said she joined the club because it allowed her to support both her local community. The club also helped Luong to make connections in the field in which she plans to have a career. CSUF Students Recycle Club hosts five major events each semester to raise funds and awareness for its cause. The long list of active, interesting and diverse clubs on campus reflects how many students are discovering their passions and building relationships.
timated to be about $24,000 per academic year. This is compared to an international student’s estimated cost of $34,000 for the same education. It is not all doom and gloom for visiting students though. Despite certain hardships, many international students do not seem to be disheartened. All the faces in the IEE are shining and friendly, and love sharing their experiences. “I love it,” Hanna Persson, a 23-year-old engineering major, said. Persson, who isnew to California, is originally from Uppsala, Sweden. “Everything has been so easy this far, with housing, friends,” Persson said. “You’re so openminded here.”
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The moment before boarding a plan to fly to another country for the first time is a moment unlike any other. Traveling abroad in order to gain an education can help students learn more about the world they live in as well as themselves. Students who have ever envisioned themselves seeing Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower or relaxing in a gondola boat ride through Venice have the chance to do so by signing up for Cal State Fullerton’s study abroad program. Students can pick from 25 different countries to study in and be a part of other programs. “Students can do many programs, often times their programs have pre-planned field trips through their program, sometimes they’re optional, but I personally recommend that they do it because it is a good experience and otherwise they wouldn’t have that experience,” Nancy Diaz, the administration support assistant for the study abroad program, said. Studying abroad allows a student to spend a portion of their academic career in a different country, while still working towards graduating at CSUF, Kathryn Morrissey, a study abroad advisor, said. Additionally, there are subprograms that students can
participate in within the study abroad programs. In each of the 25 countries, there are different programs and majors. Some majors aren’t offered in certain country so students have to make a decision on whether or not they would like to study abroad. There are 310 students from CSUF who studied abroad last year, compared to the 282 students the year before. The program is growing each year in size and location. “I was involved in a program called ESN and sometimes they would have weekly meetings, where I was in contact with other international students and then from there we would arrange to go on trips, to the mountains, I lived close to the beach so we would do that,” Hector Infante, who studied in Spain for a year, said. The most popular country to study in is Italy, while the second most popular place is England. The highest number of students studying abroad are business administration majors. And the summer session is the most popular session for students to attend, according to recent statistics provided by the study abroad department. There are many activities to participate in for students studying abroad. “Every once in awhile we would travel,” Infante said. “We would take a train to France, or take a f light to Germany, or Italy or a country that was nearby,” Infante said. “Meeting all the new people
and the different experience, it really opened my mind to the different ways that people live.” Before going abroad there is some information that students should keep in mind. The application process is open to anyone and so is the scholarship program. “There are millions of dollars worth of scholarships out there for students to apply for,” Morrissey said. There are also scholarships available based on a student’s grade point average, financial aid and which study abroad program the student chooses. “Once you start looking into studying abroad, start looking into scholarships that way you can kind of plan it out accordingly,” Diaz said. The application process can take a few months and many of the deadlines for the next school year are in the fall semester. “(A) student can always expect to write an essay and need at least one faculty recommendation, but depending on the program sometimes (there) will be more that’s required so sometimes they need two faculty recommendations,” Morrissey said. “Each program is just a little bit different,” he said. Once a student has everything in place for studying abroad, there is one item that should not be forgotten: a passport. The study abroad program is available to all students. For more information on the study abroad program and signing up, contact the International Student Services office at (657) 278 - 2787.
Persson attends Uppsala University, which is a partner university with CSUF. Partnerships with international colleges create easy routes for students to study abroad. In other words, it is easy for CSUF students to study in Uppsala and vice versa. CSUF currently has partnerships with over 25 different countries. Arun says she encourages other foreign students to take part in the Volunteer International Program. The most common piece of advice from international students though, was to travel. Many say they would encourage everyone to study abroad and try something new. VISIT US AT: DAILYTITAN.COM/FEATURES
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This slightly trails Moreland, who leads the team in digs with 117. Moreland also has 97 kills. Hensley has 3.12 kills per set and 3.18 digs per set. Moreland has 2.85 kills per set and 3.44 digs per set. Freshman libero McKenna Painton leads the Titans in kills per set with 4.46. Junior setter Julie Consani leads the Titans with 11.32 assists per set. The Titans head into this weekend with a .196 hitting percentage, 13.18 kills per set and 17.26 digs per set. The Titans will play their next game at the Galen Center where they face USC before they come back to Titan Gym to face American University. The match is sure to be a challenge for the Titans as USC is currently ranked fifth in the
country according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Poll. They hold a 22-0 series record against the Titans. Their last meeting was held at the Galen Center in 2010 with the Trojans winning 3-1. The Trojans hold an 8-1 record with a .295 hitting percentage. They also have 14.1 kills per set and 13 digs per set. Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Bricio and freshman outside hitter Elise Ruddins lead the Trojans in kills with 95 and 70 respectively. Bricio has also added 72 digs to her season. Senior libero Natalie Hagglund leads the Trojans with 145 digs. Ruddins leads the team with 3.68 kills per set while Bricio has 3.08 kills per set. Hagglund leads the team with 4.53 digs per set. Junior setter Hayley Crone leads the Trojans with 6.25 as-
sists per set. The Trojans were the top ranked team in the country before a loss to University of San Diego last Friday at the USD Tournament. American still has yet to lose a game and holds a 10-0 record. Their last three wins came at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, where they won each of their matches in three sets. They have also won all of their other matches 3-0, with the exception of a 3-1 win over Manhattan. The Eagles will be facing a Titan team that holds a 4-0 record at home. The Titans will look to keep their undefeated home record intact, while the Eagles will look to stay undefeated if they survive their next three games at the UC Irvine Invitational. Junior outside hitter Kristyna Lindovska leads the Eagles with 94 kills with 3.62 per set. Junior middle blocker Kelly McCaddin isn’t far behind with
86 and 2.97 per set. Junior libero Megan Rosburg leads the Eagles in digs with 121 with 3.90 per set. Junior setter Monika Smidova leads the Eagles in assists with 11.28 per set. The Titans’ average of 17.26 digs per set leads the Big West, and rates 13th in the country. Cal State Fullerton is holding opponents to an attacking percentage of .141 which leads the Big West Conference. The Titans’ match against USC will take place on Friday, Sept. 20 and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center. This will be the home opener for the Trojans, and the Titans sport a 1-1 record on the road this season. Their game against American will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at Titan Gym. The Titans are a perfect 4-0 at home and the Eagles are 3-0 on the road this season. This is the first meeting between CSUF and the Eagles.
Titans hope Omaha brings victory and solace CSUF hopes to get a win and build momentum on last stop of road trip VINCENT LA ROSA Daily Titan
It’s been a long road home full of heartbreak for the Titans on their current four-game road trip. A short trip down the freeway to the University of San Diego was followed by a short weekend stay for two matches more than 3,000 miles away in New York. Yet, regardless of how far the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team has ventured from home this season, one thing has eluded them: winning results. On Saturday, the Titans will take part in their fourth and final game of their longest road swing of the season when they line up against the University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks. Having not won a road game since Oct. 20 of the 2012 season, the Titans will be anxious to put their road woes to rest in the Midwest. While it surely hasn’t been
rosy for CSUF during their current four-game losing streak, but there have been some signs of improvement. Head Coach Bob Ammann will likely point to those improvements leading into the Titans’ match on Saturday, including the recent play of 2012 All Big-West First Team midfielder Ian Ramos and senior goalkeeper Bryan Escalante. Heading into the Titans’ road trip without recording a single goal or assist in his first four matches, Ramos has been on fire as of late. The midfielder has found the net in consecutive matches, including a penalty kick to give the Titans an early lead at Colgate University last Saturday. Ramos ended last season tied for the top of the Titans’ scoring list for the season with 18 points with then senior Jesse Escalante, older brother of Bryan. The Titans will be hoping an extended run of form for the junior translates into positive results come Saturday. One player that the Titans hope gets back to form is junior midfielder Garret Losee. The transfer from BYU had
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four goals in the preseason, including a hat trick against UNLV but hasn’t scored in the regular season yet. On the other end of the pitch, despite surrendering eight goals in their three recent road matches, Escalante has been solid as a shot stopper in the Titans’ net, stopping 20 shots. Playing in all six of the Titans’ contests to begin the year, Escalante is averaging an impressive five saves per contest. Against the Colgate University Raiders, it was the acrobatics of Escalante that kept the Titans close in a match where the scoreline could have been much worse had it not been for the senior goalkeeper. It will be up to the Titan defense in front of Escalante to limit the Mavericks’ opportunities come Saturday. The keeper can only make so many point-blank stops in a match before something has got to give. As the Titans’ opponent, the Mavericks are a team that has also struggled to start the 2013 season. With a 1-4 record, the University of Nebraska at Omaha
men have also had their share of troubles both at home and on the road, and are currently on a two-game losing streak of their own. One of those recent losses was a shootout that involved seven goals on the road against Drake University on Sept. 23. In that match, Maverick sophomore forward Chava Garcia had a goal and two assists on his way to Summit League Player of the Week honors in the team’s losing effort. With the Titans leaking goals as of late, Coach Ammann would be wise to have his players keep a close eye on Garcia at all times come Saturday. After the match, CSUF will return home to take on Grand Canyon University at Titan Stadium on Sept. 28 before hitting the road again to start conference play against an always strong UC Santa Barbara side. Netting a road win and some momentum heading into league play will be paramount for the Titans over the coming weeks. For more information on the CSUF men’s soccer team and updates on all Titan athletics, go to FullertonTitans.com.
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CSUF aims to end goal slump Titans have held defense scoreless for 228 minutes and have five shutouts VINCENT LA ROSA
To put into perspective how dominant the Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team has been on defense lately, in the amount of time the team has held their opponents scoreless over the past two games plus, you could have caught up on the last four episodes of Breaking Bad on your DVR or easily driven from CSUF to Las Vegas, even without speeding. At this pace, after the Titans take on the Washington State Cougars at home on Friday and then travel to face the USC Trojans on Sunday, their shutout streak would give you ample time to drive to Vegas again, and back. The last time CSUF gave up a goal in women’s soccer was the 62nd minute in a losing effort to Texas Tech on Sept. 6. Since then, the Titans have gone over 228 minutes without conceding a single goal. The downside is that they are 1-1-1 in that same three-game span, having scored only one goal of their own. Despite their great defensive record, the fact remains that to win, you’ve got to score goals. And right now, the Titans are struggling to put the ball in the back of the net. Of the two upcoming matches for the Titans, you’d be hard pressed to pick which opponent you’d rather face. The combined records of Washington State and USC is 9-2-3, with the Cougars yet to lose this season. And they’ll be the first opponent of the weekend for the Titans on Friday at Titan Stadium. With an impressive 5-0-2 record, the Washington State Cougars make their way down to Fullerton having ground out a double overtime 2-2 draw at
Oklahoma State this past Sunday. Among the dangers the Cougars present the Titans, senior forward Micaela Castain could be the biggest threat to CSUF’s ongoing shutout streak. A California native, Castain has been on a tear as of late. With eight goals on the season, putting her in the top 10 goal scorers nationally, and four goals in her team’s last two matches, the forward was recently named the Pac-12 Player of the Week. On Sunday, the Titans take a short trip up to USC. While the Trojans don’t boast the same undefeated record as Washington State, they will be no less of a challenge for the Titans. In USC’s last match at home, they routed Loyola Marymount University 5-1. The Titans had a tougher time with the Lions, narrowly beating LMU with a last minute goal at home on Sept. 13. To supply the necessary goals the Titans will need in their upcoming matches, Head Coach Demian Brown is going to look to sophomore forward Christina Burkenroad and senior forward Nikki McCants. Burkenroad leads the Titans in points on one goal and one assist and has provided the Titans with a great work rate upfront. McCants hasn’t provided any goals as of yet, but has six shots. If Burkenroad and McCants can finally put an end product to all their hard work and the Titans’ defense plays the way they have been, CSUF should enjoy positive results in both matches. Following their matches at home to Washington State and away to USC, the Titans will stay on the road as they head to Pepperdine for a match on Sept. 27. They’ll return against Gonzaga on Sept. 29 before welcoming Hawaii to Titan Stadium in their first Big West Conference match of the season.
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Gather strength from love. Accept a challenge. Take care when changing your routine. The reins get passed down. Conditions turn in your favor, culminating in an expansive phase.
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An older person changes the plan. Accept invitations. The Full Moon presents a turning point in your work habits and priorities. Finish up old projects. Love grows stronger by obeying the rules.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20):
Follow your plan. Your Full Moon (Aries) turning point involves balancing home and career. Confer with allies. Share assistance. Get philosophical. Abundance comes due to your own thrift. Get sexy later.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22):
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Invest in your business with discipline. The Full Moon reveals a turning point in your basic understanding of the subject of your study. Push beyond your old limits. Be respectful. Learn by playing.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22):
Travel, study and research flow easily. Your phase favors stable choices, regarding love, relationships and education. Healthier ingredients may cost more. It’s an excellent moment for communication. Love is the bottom line.
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Check regulations, and then do the work yourself and save. The Full Moon illuminates your finances, and discipline in this area pays large dividends. Assess your position carefully. Get the family to help. Share the rewards.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22):
Spell out the rules, while you keep upgrading your skills. Today’s work brings love home. An argument or controversy propels a hero to your rescue. Your discipline is admired. Romance beckons.
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Learn from a distant older woman. A turning point develops regarding a relationship role. For the next two days, fulfill your promises. Extend your influence through perseverance. Complete home decorating project. Discover treasures.
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Your tastes change. You might discover you like cutting costs. Listen to messages. You feel the love. Important associates come to an agreement. Encourage others to shine.
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Your partner helps balance all the factors. Creative collaboration blossoms. Stick to the standard set. Get great news from an old friend. New doors open. Dig deeper into a favorite subject.
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Keep yourself to between the lines. Do what you promise. Develop a new good habit. Provide what’s needed. Avoid provoking jealousies or hurt feelings. Duty calls. For the next few days, bring in the money.
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