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Raising interest in science, math 11th annual NSMICC symposium will showcase research DENA HAMEDANI Daily Titan
MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Ingrid Garner, 21, a senior theatre arts major, is transforming her grandmother’s non-fiction book about surviving Nazi Germany as a young American girl into a one-hour monoplay, which she will be taking to theater festivals overseas.
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Cal State Fullerton student Ingrid Garner is preparing to take her grandmother’s struggle to the stage in a captivating show about an American girl and her family’s determination to survive in Nazi Germany during World War II. Garner, 21, a theatre arts major, is adapting her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s book, into a one-woman play. Written as a memoir in a non-fiction book, Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany, is about Eleanor’s life as an American girl surviving in Hitler’s regime. The adaptation, which is still in the writing process, is being drafted almost exclusively by Garner. Not only is she writing the play,
but she is also acting each role. At 9 years old, Eleanor and her family moved from the United States to Germany during the Great Depression. She hoped for an Allied victory, yet for years was forced to survive under the Allied bombs shattering her neighborhood. Her family dealt with separations, starvation, the fierce battle for Berlin and the terrors of Soviet occupancy, according to the inside panel of the book jacket. Producing a monodrama, can be difficult, but Garner said she is looking forward to portraying her grandmother. She has the unique challenge of playing her father, mother, brother and various other people her grandmother interacted with. SEE ADAPTATION, 5
Courtesy of Peachtree Publishers Eleanor Ramrath Garner authored Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany, which is being adapted into a play.
With the campus buzzing in anticipation for scientist Bill Nye’s appearance on campus Thursday, the Natural Science and Mathematics Interclub Council (NSMICC) hopes to take advantage of the excitement with two days of science and research presentations. The NSM-ICC will present its 11th annual Science and Mathematics Symposium, to be held Wednesday and Thursday in the Titan Student Union. Students and professors will present their research, encouraging all attendees to rethink math and science. Each year, the symposium provides students who have received funding to present their research to the CSUF community. Students attending conferences receive funding through NSM-ICC by a majority vote. NSM-ICC also extends an invitation to organizations of other disciplines outside of science and mathematics departments to partake in the research opportunity. The theme, “Explorations in Citizen Science,” is meant to help generate interest among students and faculty members from all disciplines at CSUF; not only math and science majors. Shawn Robison, a senior geology major and director of administration for NSM-ICC, emphasized the importance of cross discipline for this year’s Symposium theme. “(Citizen science) is science for the general public,” Robison said. “Which is why it’s such a good theme for cross discipline this year. Someone over in communications can come and maybe not be so lost.” For Bobby Wright, a
SYMPOSIUM • Theme: “Explorations in Citizen Science” • 16 student oral presentations, 37 student research poster presentations • 5 faculty lectures • Keynote by Bill Nye “The Science Guy” • Subjects include: - Mathematics - Biology - Chemistry - Psychology - Physics • Events start at noon Wednesday and Thursday in TSU physics major and chair of NSM-ICC, seeing the symposium come to life is sure to feel like a huge accomplishment. He has been heavily involved with fundraising, collaboration and logistics leading up to the event. In addition to all the pre-show festivities, Wright will also be hosting the events. “I will be the emcee for the student and faculty research,” Wright said. “I eagerly look forward to introducing speakers and being a part of something bigger than I am.” Sally Padayao, a biochemistry major and chemistry and biochemistry club member, has also been a big part of the logistics committee for NSM-ICC. Like many other CSUF students, Padayao is most excited about having Bill Nye give his keynote live on campus. SEE SYMPOSIUM, 2
Children’s author inspired by social issues Writer explores civil rights struggles, migrants’ hardships NICOLE WEAVER Daily Titan
If Dr. Seuss, who was known for making political statements in his work, was still writing books today, he would probably address issues of social justice. Luckily, there is a new name emerging from the world of children’s books who is incorporating issues such as immigration, desegregation and equality into his stories. Duncan Tonatiuh, an award-winning author and illustrator, spoke Tuesday afternoon in the Pollak Library about his work in writing children’s books,
ELEONOR SEGURA / Daily Titan Separate is Never Equal, the latest book from Duncan Tonatiuh, is a retelling of the legal fight to end segregation in California public schools in the mid-1940s.
and the success he has had with the stories he chooses to tell. Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote is one of Tonatiuh’s books that deals with many
of the tragic issues facing migrants. The story follows a cartoon rabbit named Pancho, who illegally comes to the United States from Mexico.
Pancho is searching for his father, who left to find work in the “great carrot and lettuce fields” but never returned. Along the way, Pancho
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meets a coyote, which has a double meaning because “coyote” is slang for smugglers who sneak people across the border for money. The two ride a train, cross a river, pay off threatening snakes with tortillas to crawl through a tunnel and then cross the desert to a tiny hut. “It also talks about the dangerous journey that migrants go through to reach the United States and the separation that exists between families,” Tonatiuh said. Tonatiuh, a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, did not write the story from his personal experiences. However, the story is relevant to the struggles of many migrants Tonatiuh knew in Mexico and also those he met while living in the United States.
The story, Tonatiuh said, is a tribute to all the Central American people from Guatemala and Honduras, who travel across Mexico for thousands of miles to reach the border. As they do so, they sometimes resort to dangerous solutions, such as traveling on top of trains. Tonatiuh also includes metaphors for dehydration, vigilante groups and organized crime, which are all issues immigrant workers face as they attempt to travel through the deserts. An estimated 500 migrants who die every year are identified by family members, but that number could be a lot higher if it included all those who died without being claimed. SEE AUTHOR, 3
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“Being able to have Bill Nye come to the school and making my childhood dreams come true. Growing up, I always watched Bill Nye. He was one of many people who inspired me about science,” Padayao said. “What I am most excited about is making a childhood legend (to many other students) be able to come to our school.” Presentations are set to kick off at noon on both days, and all events are free to the general public. However, tickets
are required for the keynote presentation Thursday at 5 p.m. in the TSU Pavilions. The tickets ran out in about two hours and 40 minutes after being made available on March 6, according to TSU Information and Services Desk employees. NSM-ICC encourages those who were unable to obtain tickets to Nye’s presentation to enter its opportunity drawing, where the grand prize will be a pair of tickets to the keynote presentation, or watch the live streamed broadcast. Nye’s presentation will be broadcast online through
Titan Communications, and NSM-ICC will be screening the presentation in the Titan Gym. Doors will open at 4 p.m., and seating will be first come, first serve. The live stream of Nye’s speech will also be available online, but cannot be replayed after it concludes. It will air at 5 p.m. NSM-ICC also welcomes students to visit Nsmicc. blogspot.com for scheduling information and the link to the online live stream, as well as a prize list for a drawing to win free tickets to Nye’s speech.
DTBRIEFS Crimea joins Russia amid criticism Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crimean leaders signed a bill Tuesday to officially recognize the Crimean region as part of Russia, according to BBC News. The annexation was in response to a referendum on separation of Crimea from Ukraine. The referendum was approved over the weekend. Western leaders declared the referendum illegal and have called for an emergency G7 and EU meeting next week. Olexander Turchynov, the interim president of Ukraine, compared Russia’s actions to Nazi Germany’s takeover of Austria and Russia. Crimea declared itself a nation Monday before signing the treaty with Russia. - SASHA BELANI
Child porn sting saves 5 OC teenagers Five Orange County boys ranging from 14 to 17 years old were among 250 victims identified in Operation Round Table, a comprehensive investigation of child exploitation, according to the Orange County Register. The operation was conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations division. The discovery of a child pornography website titled “Darknet’s Onion Router,” otherwise known as “Tor,” has led to the formal indictment of 14 people. All known victims in the United States have been contacted by law enforcement and have been offered support from Homeland Security specialists. - KYLE NAULT
Photo courtesy of Ed Schipul & Wikimedia Commons Bill Nye, the former host of Bill Nye The Science Guy, will give the keynote speech for the Cal State Fullerton NSM-ICC 11th annual Science and Mathematics Symposium.
Helicopter crashes near Space Needle A news helicopter crashed near the Seattle Space Needle tower Tuesday morning, according to the Washington Post. The crash killed two people on board and injured at least one person on the ground, who was in his car at the time. The helicopter was a news helicopter from KOMO, a local news channel in Seattle. The victims of the crash have been identified as photojournalist Bill Strothman and pilot Gary Pfitzner. The crash alsocaused the helicopter’s fuel to leak. The fuel flowed down the street, sparking a fire that burned two other vehicles. Authorities have not yet found the cause of the crash. - SASHA BELANI
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Social justice for the younger crowd AUTHOR Continued from PAGE 1
Tonatiuh, a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York, was working on his thesis when he was approached with the idea of a children’s book. After getting into contact with the editor at Abrams Books, a publishing company based in New York, Tonatiuh sent in his idea for a picture book. He was offered a contract shortly after he graduated and his first book, Dear Primo: A Letter to My
ELEONOR SEGURA / Daily Titan William Briggs, Ph.D., the dean of the College of Communications, explains plans to encourage international learning experiences for students through partnerships with other universities.
Dean breaks down new challenges William Briggs calls on students to adapt to global market MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan
William G. Briggs, Ph.D., the dean of the College of Communications, highlighted efforts Tuesday to prepare Cal State Fullerton students for an evolving media landscape and increasingly global work environment. As part of the “Tales of a Great University” series at the Ruby Gerontology Center in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Briggs explained how his college is increasing international partnerships and encouraging students to ready themselves through emphasizing technology and hands-on experiences. “There are few professions and areas of teaching that (are being more) transformed than the area of communications,” said Michael Stover, the president of OLLI. “(Briggs) brings to this university a great background.” In February, Briggs, with Provost Jose L. Cruz, Ph.D., and other faculty members, took a trip to Cuba to establish partnerships with universities, young journalists and tourism businesses, anticipating that changing political conditions will lead to a more open Cuba in the near future, Briggs said. “When you consider that Cuba’s a closed society, and that their idea of journalism, since 1959, has been to just basically spout the party line and say whatever Fidel (Castro) wanted them to say, the idea that they are going to come to the United States and learn modern digital communication techniques that they can take back with them, this is going to represent a very serious, major crack
in the dam,” Briggs said. “And the Cuban government knows that. But they also know that they have to modernize their society.” Traveling to and understanding other countries is an important key to improving the learning experience for many communication students and helping them prepare for their careers, Briggs said. “If I had my way, I would make it a requirement for graduation that everybody have a global experience,” he said. “We know, given our population here at Cal State Fullerton, that not everybody is going to be able to go and spend six months or a year studying abroad … but maybe they could get away for a weekend, maybe they could get away from a week or two (with) shorter time frames, and closer to home.” The College of Communications, Briggs said, is working on a pact with a university in Baja California in order to offer that “global experience” to students who have less flexible schedules. In addition to relationships with other universities, the college also offers travel opportunities to students. Every spring semester, as part of a specialized international reporting course, several journalism students and faculty members take a trip to a foreign country for about two weeks and partner with nonprofit organizations. Most recently, in February, the students and faculty went to Guatemala. “It’s an extraordinary experience, because it gets everybody out of their comfort zone,” Briggs said. “We’re not trained medical personnel, but we integrate very well with the doctors, the nurses, the pharmacists and so forth that are on these missions. We help them as much as we possibly can and then we spend the rest of the time
documenting it, writing our stories, filming it and photographing it.” The product of these students’ reporting will be published during Comm Week in April. The Latino Communications Initiative, which began in fall 2013, offers certificate programs for students interested in working with Spanish-language media outlets. Students complete four specialized courses and an internship in addition to their normal degree requirements to earn a certificate. “While English-language media has constricted and lost all kinds of jobs, Spanish-language media is exploding,” Briggs said. Converging media formats and lower profit margins for news publications also present a challenge for journalism today. Modern journalists, Briggs said, are expected to do what about five less specialized individuals were able to do in previous decades. “Not only are they expected to bring back their (broadcast) story, but no sooner do they get it ready to go on the air, on television, for example, now they upload it to the web, they do the blog, and maybe even do a print piece in addition to that, and then have to come back the next morning and do it all over again,” he said. “So the pressures on the individual have gotten quite significant.” Stover said for speeches at OLLI next semester, he hopes to have the deans of each college return. He also plans to invite the Associated Students Inc. president and other speakers who could tell stories from a student’s perspective. The Tales of a Great University series will conclude with Claire Cavallaro, Ph.D., the dean of the College of Education, speaking on April 8.
Cousin, was published. His most recent book, which is coming out in May, is titled Separate is Never Equal. It explores the case of Sylvia Mendez, an activist who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Mendez and her family fought for integration in public schools in the 1940s. “The subject of his books, Separate is Never Equal is about a very important member of our community that has roots in education and roots in social justice which continue to be salient roots
for us today, as educators,” said Lettycia Terrones, the education librarian and the coordinator of the event. The talk resonated with Corinne Ho, a health science major, who related to the issues in Tonatiuh’s novels because of her Asian-American background. “The issue of segregation may be present today, and that I think it’s really good that (Tonatiuh) wrote children’s books so that children can understand that these things happen and this is the truth,” Ho said.
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Science of the Impossible A scientific ship has many captains GUSTAVO VARGAS Daily Titan
Behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a lot of funding that contributes to its fruition. This week, I felt like taking a different approach to my column. I usually talk about a new or interesting invention or some sort of scientific progress that is underway. This week, however, I want to talk about how many of these projects are able to come about in the first place through certain funding. American Science has typically been something American people could be proud of. Often, we like to boast about sending the first man to the moon or creating the Internet. We do not see as much of that sort of enthusiasm today. Many people don’t believe America is at the forefront of the scientific world anymore. In my experience, most people like to award such a title to other countries. Funding for such scientific progress has been dwindling over the years. Many projects are being put away never to be looked at again, labs are closing and scientists are being laid off. Even with funding being cut, interest in such scientific endeavors still exists. It might be just to project a certain image to the masses or out of genuine interest but many of the richest Americans are out there trying to become saviors of such research. Funding is a good thing, but receiving funding from private citizens can create a more niche approach to what is researched in the world. This makes those involved in the scientific community happy in the sense that there is hope for their work but also makes them wary of what they can be limited by. “The practice of science in the 21st century is becoming shaped less by national priorities or by peer-review groups and more by the particular preference of individuals with huge amounts of money,” said Steven A. Edwards, a policy analyst at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. That sort of personal agenda setting is what may become a problem. There are people in the scientific community who
say that many of these patrons are ignoring basic research and instead focusing more on fields that may be trendier and more popular. Nature, a collection of leading science journals, has issued its concern in its editorials, which state “we applaud and fully support the injection of more private money into science” and that the financing from these patrons are capable to “skew research.” I am torn between the two sides. On one hand, I think there should be more federal funding for our advancement in science as a nation and science should be a priority. The goals of such federally funded research projects can then be broader and more likely to hit more targets. On the other hand, I don’t think privatizing science in the sense that certain individuals are deciding which direction the research is heading is all that bad. I can see in the long run the potential of creating niche research that leaves out other basic necessities, but I believe there is room for both methods of funding. If someone has the resources to fund an entire project, something that is close to his or her heart and may also benefit others, then they are more than welcome to do so. However, I think federally funded projects should be a standard alongside other private research. These wealthy individ-
Many people don’t believe America is at the forefront of the scientific world anymore. In my experience, most people like to award such a title to other countries. uals have brought back to life an interest in science and are also taking it upon themselves to fight disease, hunt for bones and are even challenging Washington by looking into the first private mission into deep space, among other things. One thing is for sure, If I ever amass large amounts of wealth, I would invest in personal scientific projects.
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Students can alleviate parking struggles by following the rules Trying to find parking at Cal State Fullerton isn’t fun. There are no two ways about it. It’s a frustrating experience. As of 2013, there were a total of 8,640 student parking spaces on campus. Enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 38,325. It shouldn’t be too hard to spot the problem by looking at those numbers. Between the overall cost of parking permits and the lack of spaces to accommodate everyone who drives to school, the issues compound themselves. However, one issue that rarely gets brought up when discussing the parking situation is the lack of etiquette shown by those searching for a parking spot. Every day there are cars stopped in the aisles waiting to find an empty spot. Other drivers then have to either maneuver around them or line up behind them, neither of which fixes the issue. In fact, according to the official CSUF parking website, “it is a violation to wait in the parking lot aisles for a parking space. Violators are subject to a $60.00 fine.” On top of that, there are people who stop at the entrance of one-way aisles and use their car to effectively block traffic, which makes the problem worse. Stopping and waiting is already a violation, but doing so in a one-way aisle is also just downright rude. If someone is behind you it is common courtesy to move your car. Forcing another driver to sit behind you, and therefore commit a violation themselves, is inexcusable. Worst of all, there are some people who actually park their cars in the aisles
MIKE TRUJILLO / Daily Titan The parking lot etiquette at Cal State Fullerton would not be typically described as civil.
and then walk around trying to find people who are leaving so they can take their spot. Meaning if someone they are now parked behind wants to leave, they are unable to do so because this person is off searching for someone walking to his or her car. Driving around, as annoying and time-consuming as it can be, is the easiest way to find a person leaving or an already open spot. The drivers who wait in the aisles aren’t the only problem though. Reversing is another issue commonly seen in the
parking lots and structures. Not only is this rude, it’s also dangerous. Other drivers, as well as pedestrians, are not expecting cars to reverse and may not be able to react in time to move. But that’s really putting the cart before the horse. If a parking spot opens up behind a car and there is a car already there in position, no matter how long they’ve been waiting, they are entitled to the spot. Not the person who has already passed. Parking is always going to be a point of contention, it’s simply not possible for the school to provide every
commuting student with a place to park. But students can help alleviate the issue. The obvious suggestion is to get to school early to allow oneself the time to find a parking spot. It may be annoying, but that extra 15 minutes of sleep isn’t going to be worth it when all the parking spots are filled and you’re late for an exam. Another suggestion is to carpool. Not only does that take an additional car out of the equation, but it also cuts down on emissions. Plus it’s nice to have someone to complain with while searching for an empty spot.
Cameras will improve accountability JAMES SMITH Daily Titan
Equipping police officers with cameras will benefit public With technology and data storage becoming cheaper each year, what once sounded like pure science fiction is now becoming a reality. Police departments across the nation are now legitimately deciding if each of their officers should be equipped with a personal video camera. The small cameras can be clipped onto either an officer’s glasses or uniform, recording a first-person view of an officer’s entire patrol. After the Kelly Thomas incident, Fullerton of all cities is well aware and sensitive to the reality of police brutality. Both Anaheim and Fullerton police departments have been testing out these cameras since July of last year, making them the first police departments in Orange County to use this technology, according
to the Orange County Register. Over the last year a steadily increasing amount of police departments across the nation have either completely incorporated or are testing the use of “on-person” videos cameras, but should they? Despite feeling a little 1984, the implementation of these cameras could tentatively benefit both police departments and the public. If every police officer was aware that he or she was being recorded, that might be enough to make them think twice before deciding to employ use-of-force. The tape from these cameras could also be used in court to help victims of police brutality prove that officers applied excessive force on them. As easily as these cameras could incriminate officers, they could just as easily exonerate them. By recording every interaction an officer has with the public, the cameras could potentially eliminate any false complaints filed against a police department. In our increasingly litigious society, where it seems like everyone is
trying to get some free money, these cameras could potentially save countless dollars of taxpayer money in erroneous lawsuits. Every year, police departments are forced to take on hundreds of lawsuits filed against them, many of which end up resulting solely in the officer’s word versus the plaintiff’s word. The footage recorded from these cameras could be used as additional evidence to verify what actually happened. While there is not much research on the subject, the little there is shows these cameras are making a difference. Rialto Police Department complaints against officers have dropped 89 percent since the using the on-person cameras, according to a yearlong University of Cambridge study. The study also revealed there was also a 50 percent drop in use-of-force incidents compared to last year. Public privacy seems to be the only source of contention for use of the cameras. Some view this as just one more violation of privacy being employed by the government.
In reality, this technology infringes on privacy no more than the other forms of recording devices already in use by police departments. For decades, police have used video surveillance in the form of dashboard video cameras. The argument for privacy could be made just as easily for these cameras but has not due to the major benefit they provide the public in combatting officer misconduct. Just last month, a New Jersey man who was facing prison time was exonerated solely because of footage recorded from a police dashboard camera, according to New York Daily News. Additionally, one of the arresting officers was charged with aggravated assault, official misconduct, tampering with public records, false documents and false swearing because of the same dash-cam footage. In addition to video, many departments, including the OC Sheriff’s, Irvine and Fullerton, already require all their officers to wear audio recorders, according to the Register. So if anyone is having their privacy infringed on from these new cameras, it’s the police, and that’s a good thing.
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Tattoo popularity is on the rise, but is not yet fully accepted DAVID COATS Daily Titan
College students get tattoos for all kinds of reasons. The recent growth in popularity of tattoos in Fullerton may be attributed to the rise in prominent tattoo-centered shows on television. However, it may also be a result of the high concentration of tattoo shops in the local area. A short drive through downtown Fullerton on Harbor Boulevard reveals four tattoo shops within less than a mile of each other. Overall, there are at least 17 tattoo shops currently operating in the city of Fullerton compared to five in Anaheim, which is twice the size of Fullerton. Todd Heying, owner of Ace’s High Tattoo Studio, the closest tattoo shop to Cal State Fullerton, said he has seen the culture and overall visibility of tattoos really change within the last decade or so. “Ten years ago, if you saw somebody with sleeves or something on their neck and hands, they were a tattoo artist,” he said. “Where nowadays you see people that have sleeves and their hands and their neck done and … they’ve never had a job.” Heying said he would conservatively estimate that at least 50 percent of the the shop’s business is from local college students. He said the amount of tattoo-related shows on TV has certainly helped make tattoos more visible, but he’s not sure if they have
Shelby Nass does her best to hold still as she receives her first tattoo from Todd Heying, the owner of Ace’s High Tattoo Studio in Fullerton.
helped change the overall stigma surrounding them. For college students, scoring that “dream job” is the ultimate goal. However, some employers frown upon tattoos, especially those that are easily visible. “In the corporate world, it’s still not accepted,” Heying said. A local example of the aversion to tattoos when it comes to a job setting is Disneyland, one of the largest employers in all of
Orange County. Visible tattoos are prohibited and “must be discreetly and completely covered at all times,” according to the Disney Careers website. Matt Holley, a 22-yearold history major, agreed with Heying about tattoos and its current acceptance status in a professional setting. Holley has three tattoos and got his first as a memorial to his uncle who died.
However, all of his ink can easily be covered up, which he said is important to him. “It’s kind of a bummer that it is that way … I prefer to hide mine ... because I don’t want to pigeonhole myself,” he said. Bryce Fowler, a 23-yearold senior majoring in psychology, has no tattoos, though he admits he did consider getting one in the past. Fowler said he doesn’t
care if people have tattoos, but he does tend to make judgements about people who do have them. “I always make snap-judgements based on what is represented on them and what I’ve associated with those types of tattoos,” Fowler said. But he also said a person having tattoos would not affect building a friendship or other type of relationship with them. All three men said they
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think it’s important for people to do their homework before deciding to put something on their body that they’ll have for the rest of their life and to actually think about what the tattoo is going to be and what it will represent. As far as cost and quality of work goes, there’s an old motto in the tattoo world, Heying said. “Cheap tattoos aren’t good, and good tattoos aren’t cheap.”
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“It’s extremely intimidating to be the only person on stage and talk for an hour,” Garner said. “But it’s just kind of the way it has to be in this theater festival format.” Of all the characters Garner will be taking on, she said her grandmother in her youth will be the most important and most challenging to portray. “Particularly about Eleanor’s character, it’s portraying a person who is really damaged. She’s just gone through the formative years of her life in a war; seeing death, seeing all her friends die, becoming very close to death, rape and other serious tragedies,” Garner said. Having varied emotions is important to maintain the f low of the play without becoming too dramatic. There is a positive and entertaining aspect to Eleanor’s character that has to be portrayed among all the seriousness. “The way that the book is written is kind of magical. It’s a very interesting perspective because it’s through a 9 to 15-year-old’s eye and there’s a naivete and a charm to that,” Garner said. “So even though it’s very tragic material, there’s a distance or a light-heartedness.” Eleanor’s book tells the story of Hitler’s Germany through a new and unique perspective. “You do not often hear the first-hand experience of someone living in Germany during the war. The eyes of a nineyear-old girl during war
MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Ingrid Garner, granddaughter of Eleanor Ramrath Garner, is in the process of adapting her grandmother’s memoir into an hour-long play that she will perform as a onewoman show. Garner will premiere the play at CSUF in May and continue on to present at theater festivals in Canada and Europe.
time in Berlin (is) unique, heartfelt and memorable,” said Craig Tyrl, the play’s director. Garner was motivated to adapt her grandmother’s memoir into a play by her love for telling stories. She developed this passion from her grandmother, who she describes as a brilliant storyteller. “I’m a storyteller. I feel like above everything else, that’s my biggest passion,” Garner said. “And I think this is like the most epic story. And it’s a story that belongs to me.” Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany will premiere at CSUF as part of the Fringe Festival at the end of the spring semester and will continue its journey to other Fringe and theater festivals around
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the world. Garner will premiere the one-hour play at CSUF during the final week of the semester. She will then travel to Canada where she will present the play at a small theater festival. She hopes to eventually take her show to Edinburgh, Scotland, Perth and Adelaide Australia and perhaps Berlin. Eleanor will be in Fullerton on March 22 to speak about her experience living in Nazi Germany. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the Fullerton Museum Center. Ingrid Garner will perform her original adapted play at CSUF on May 9 at 7 p.m. and May 10 at 3 p.m. in the Arena Theater. Admission is free to the public. Mia McCormick contributed to this report.
UPCOMING EVENTS • March 22: Eleanor Ramrath Garner speaks at Fullerton Museum Center, 2 p.m. • May 9: CSUF performance of Eleanor’s Story (Free admission), Arena Theater, 7 p.m.
Courtesy of Peachtree Publishers Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany illustrates the authors experience living in Germany during World War II.
• May 10: CSUF performance of Eleanor’s Story (Free admission), Arena Theater, 3 p.m.
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Arizona trio to play popular covers at Becker Amphitheater AMAL ROCKN Daily Titan
RadioDriveBy, an upand-coming pop/rock band from Phoenix, Ariz., is coming to Southern California this week and will be playing at the Becker Amphitheater Wednesday. Trent Clark and Evan Yuen, who grew up in Phoenix, and Adam Simons, originally from Tucson, met while rounding up people to perform a cover at their local church. “We all clicked really well, and eventually we had more members join to form what is now RadioDriveBy,” Clark said. Clark, 21, is the lead vocalist. Yuen, 19, alternates between drums and bass. Simons, 22, plays guitar and sings backup vocals. They said they have a lot of influences from every genre and try to incorporate that into their music. The band’s music repertoire, which consists of both cover songs and original songs, is derived from much of their musical influences such as Jimmy Eat World, Third Eye Blind and Taking Back Sunday. “We’re always working and thinking ahead of how we can be better and reach more people. We’ve been doing everything on our own thus far, and have taught ourselves how to navigate the industry and the many parts of being in
Courtesy of RadioDriveBy RadioDriveBy will be performing a set of their original songs as well as covers of popular hits at the Becker Amphitheater from 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Arizonabased band will also be performing at Chain Reaction in Anaheim on April 5. They are currently finishing up their new album.
(and running) a band,” Simons said. RadioDriveBy is most concerned with connecting to their current fans, as well as to people that listen to their songs for the first time. “We take the time to connect with our fans and the people who are out there supporting what we are doing,” Clark said. “I think too many artists don’t take the time they need to appreciate those people, but
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Every year, Cal State Fullerton hosts the wildly popular Spring Concert featuring huge performances by famed musicians and aspiring artists. Alongside the event, Associated Students Inc. Productions also hosts a “Battle of the DJ’s” event to decide which ambitious DJ will open the concert to an expected audience of over 4,000 students. The top three contestants this year are DJ Father Knature, DJ Jorell and DJ Kennay. Each of them have over 100 likes on their sample music submitted to ASI’s concert page. They are gaining a huge fanbase that is eager to see them perform live at the concert. “This year’s particular event started at the end of February—we marketed the event via social media, telling student DJs to send in their sets to my email,” said Danielle Manifold, the ASIP Fall Festival/Spring concert coordinator. “The Spring Concert Committee and I went through all of the
submissions after the deadline and chose a top eight.” From that point, the top eight then sent in a new set, which was posted to the Spring Concert Facebook page. The top three DJs to gather the most likes on their sets then moved on to the final round. “We received roughly 20 submissions for Battle of the DJs—which I thought was a decent turn out originally. And then when we posted the top eight’s sets on Facebook, I was extremely pleased with the kind of support the DJs received,” Manifold said. “I believe one of our top three DJs received around 250 likes on his set. But regardless, I believe that Battle of the DJs has been a large success this year.” Jorell Cacatian, 19, who goes by DJ Jorell, currently leads the other contestants by almost 50 likes on Facebook and all three of them together have received over 600 likes total. Off the mixer, Cacatian is a second-year computer science major. He discovered his passion for DJing in his early years of high school. “In high school, I would play around with a DJ app on my phone. My friends would say I was pretty good so I invested in my first DJ
controller and now here I am competing in a DJ contest,” Cacatian said. “Playing to a crowd and feeding off their energy, even if it’s just one person, is a pleasure all on its own. Music makes me happy and makes me want to dance, and I love making people feel the same way I do when it comes to hearing the right beat.” The audience is growing for the event as well as the anticipation to hear what the winner of the Battle of the DJ’s event will bring to the concert when the event goes live on May 2. Manifold said she believes the next event will be a huge success because of the following the contestants have attracted via Facebook. “I followed Dominick Prieto’s formula (last year’s Battle of the DJ’s event coordinator) for Battle of the DJs from last year—I could’ve taken it in any way I wanted, but I saw that the event from last year worked well and I wanted to do something similar,” Manifold said. The top three will perform 15 minute sets live at the Wanderlust Music and Film Festival at Becker Amphitheater, which will take place Thursday at 6 p.m.
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performing music. They hope to see new faces at their show this week. You can check out RadioDriveBy at Facebook. com/RadioDriveBy, on Twitter and Instagram at @RadioDriveBy and via the RadioDriveBy YouTube channel. RadioDriveBy will perform at Chain Reaction in Anaheim on April 5. Check them out Wednesday at the Becker Amphitheater from 12 to 1 p.m.
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SPORTS Timely hits propel Titans past UNLV PAGE 8
MARCH 19, 2014
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CSUF makes three errors but holds on to take down Rebels JOSEPH ANDERSON Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton baseball team won another tightly-contested ballgame on Tuesday night at Goodwin Field, narrowly defeating the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels, 2-1. Junior Koby Gauna took the mound for Fullerton where he pitched a solid 5 2/3 innings allowing just one unearned run on three hits while striking out four. CSUF got off to another rocky start, however, as they fell behind 1-0 in the third inning after more defensive miscues from the struggling Titan defense. After a leadoff single for the Rebels, junior J.D. Davis couldn’t handle the throw at first base from Gauna on a sacrifice bunt attempt, allowing UNLV shortstop Matt McCallister to reach third base. Justin Jones cashed in the first and only Rebels run with a sacrifice fly to put the visitors up early. On offense, the Titans couldn’t seem to solve Rebels sophomore Kenny Oakley until the fifth inning, when
ELEONOR SEGURA / Daily Titan Titan junior right fielder Clay Williamson slides safely past UNLV catcher Erik Vanmeetren in the fifth inning of their 2-1 victory. Williamson recorded two hits to go along with one RBI and a run scored.
junior Austin Diemer followed a double from junior Clay Williamson with an RBI single to even the score at one apiece. Unfortunately, Diemer got a bit too aggressive on the base path and was thrown out rounding second base. Both teams’ offenses were stagnant over the next couple of innings, until Williamson again stepped to the plate in
a run-scoring situation in the seventh inning after some effective small ball. After a walk to sophomore Tanner Pinkston and a sacrifice bunt from senior Greg Velazquez, Williamson rocketed a single back up the middle to put the home team ahead 2-1. Willie Kuhl was absolutely dominant out of the bullpen for the Titans, hurling 2 2/3 shutout innings while giving
up just a pair of hits to go with his six strikeouts and no walks while earning his first victory of the season. Davis closed out the game for CSUF, striking out a pair of Rebels to seal the one-run victory and earn his second save of the year. Defense remains a clear problem that the Titans need to solve as soon as possible, as they recorded multiple
errors for the 10th time in just 18 games this season. This is a figure that must be changed as soon as possible if CSUF will have any success going forward. Oakley (2-2) received a tough loss for the Rebels, despite his impressive seven inning, two earned run performance on the mound. While the offense only recorded five hits for CSUF, Williamson was easily the star of the show with two hits to go along with one run batted in and one scored. “Our team just hasn’t been doing what we’re capable of lately. Today, I just felt like I had to lock in for the guys by staying short and on top of the ball today,” Williamson said. “I think this is a good win for us, and I hope it’ll get us on a little roll now.” Although it hasn’t been pretty, the Titans have now won three of their past four games after losing three of their previous four. “We haven’t been playing great baseball, but we’re playing a little better, just trying to handle some of the little details a little better there,” said Mike Kirby, the Titans’ assistant coach. “Right now, we seem to be getting hit with some errors here and there.” The Titans continue play
this weekend when they take on rival Long Beach State in a three-game series at Goodwin Field. “We love playing the Dirtbags, it’s always really competitive and we expect some big crowds,” Kirby said. “It should be a really good series.” While the Titans still seemingly haven’t played to their potential yet this year, they are still a respectable 11-7 with plenty of time to build on their early-season mistakes. The visiting Dirtbags of Long Beach State will present an interesting challenge for an offensively-challenged Titan squad, who will hope to step up their level of play against higher-level competition. Pitching has remained the most consistent aspect of the Titans’ game, which is something they hope will continue to carry them through their slumps at the plate. For more information on the CSUF baseball team and all Titan Athletics, go to FullertonTitans.com.
Martina Hingis makes return to tennis The ‘Swiss Miss’ is back on the doubles circuit with Lisicki NANCY SNOW Journalism professor
Can you remember 1998? Martina Hingis can. That was the last time she won a singles tennis tournament in the California desert. “That’s a long time ago. I’m getting pretty old,” Hingis said with a ready smile. In the late 1990s, Hingis was the face of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Very few players on the women’s professional tennis circuit could challenge her. She was then an uber-confident teenager. Some saw her confidence as arrogance. She often smiled but you couldn’t help but wonder if it all came too fast or too easy for Hingis. Many cheered for her underdog opponents. We weren’t yet hearing about two sisters named Williams in 1998. But we would very soon. Hingis had an incredible run in her short singles career, which was marred by a controversial positive drug test for cocaine in 2007 that suspended her from play
NANCY SNOW / For the Daily Titan Sabine Lisicki (left) practices with her new doubles partner and coach Martina Hingis (right) at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open.
for two years and forced early retirement. A fivetime Grand Slam winner (three Australian Opens, one Wimbledon, and one US Open), she is finding her way back into tennis and into the hearts of tennis fans through the doubles circuit. At 33, Hingis is hardly too old to be competitive for tennis doubles. After all, it was another Martina named Navratilova who won the 2006 US Open mixed doubles competition with partner Bob Bryan at the over-the-hill age of 49. Navratilova was one month shy of turning 50. In her prime, Hingis was a terrific doubles player too, winning nine Grand Slams.
At the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., the “Swiss Miss” reemerged as a surprise doubles partner to 2013 Wimbledon finalist, Sabine Lisicki, ranked No. 15 in the world and in the Top 20 for the second season in a row. Though they didn’t win their doubles debut against the established winning Aussie duo of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, the two German-speaking friends showed a lot of spirit and competition in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the brand new 8,000-seat Stadium 2. They fought off four match points to win the second set and extend the match to a third-set super tiebreaker.
“I haven’t played doubles until last year,” Hingis said, who teamed up with Daniela Hantuchova. “With Sabine it was so much fun. She asked me just last week. We had talked about it once last year after Wimbledon, that it would be cool to play doubles. Now it became reality.” Hingis wouldn’t fully commit to declaring Indian Wells her official comeback, but both players displayed the joy they have playing together on the court. They communicate freely in their native German and English. Lisicki, who is nine years younger, is honored to be playing doubles with a friend, new coach and childhood tennis idol. It was at this year’s Australian Open in January that Hingis first stepped in to coach Lisicki, who was being coached by her father, Dr. Richard Lisicki. Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013, Hingis could have easily retired into coaching or commentary. But she has been thinking for the last seven years about playing doubles. The modern women’s singles game has long passed her by. It is much too fast, power-driven and baseline for the diva of tennis finesse. It
was never the Hingis serve that won tennis matches, but her ability to be nimble around the court with timely drop shots, lobs and net volley play. She could often outsmart her opponents and she can still use that chess-like art form in doubles tennis play. Hingis may have found the right doubles partner chemistry with which to please the crowd, have fun and maybe win another title. It may be her best opportunity to keep playing a game that she so obviously still loves playing. If it’s fun, then it doesn’t have to be about winning every time. What was seen at Indian Wells in 2014 was a woman who is years departed from the teenage phenom who beat about every competitor she faced. Back then her smile was that of a winner facing little threat from opponents. Today her smile appears more relaxed and free. Many tennis fans appear to like this version of Hingis better. Next up for Hingis is her second tournament doubles play with Lisicki at the Sony Open in Miami. After the short but sweet fun the two had in the desert, there’s no doubt that the Florida heat will be welcoming.
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DTBRIEFS Tennis on its first winning streak of 2014 The Cal State Fullerton women’s tennis team snuck by Amherst College on Tuesday to earn a 4-3 win and its first winning streak of the season. The Titans (5-10, 0-4 Big West) won the crucial doubles point to start the day, which would prove to be the difference after the teams split the singles matches. The Titan duo of Melanie Abella and Kalika Slevcove clinched the doubles point at the No. 3 spot by trumping the Amherst pair, Safi Aly and Sarah Monteagudo, 8-2. Freshman Alexis Valenzuela (12-3) is undefeated in her last 11 matches after dispatching Jordan Brewer 6-3, 7-5 in the top matchup. Junior Jessica Pepa (77) downed Monteagudo 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 6 spot to clinch the match. - TAMEEM SERAJ
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