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Head of CSU passes new fee Student Success fee will take effect next semester at $60.33 MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan
Chambers went just two innings, allowing no hits while striking out two and walking one to pick up his first victory in his CSUF career.
California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White has approved the Student Success Initiative (SSI), which will take effect in the fall 2014 semester. Students will pay about $60.33 per semester in additional fees for the 2014-2015 academic year. The mandatory student fee, formulated by the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC) over the past two semesters, will be phased in over the next three academic years. After collecting student feedback through open forums and meetings with student organizations, the committee finalized its proposal on March 12, and forwarded the retooled fee package to President Mildred García. As a result of those changes, the fee will cost $181 per semester from fall 2016 onward, down from the initial proposal of $240.50 per semester. In a statement to Cal State Fullerton faculty, staff and students, García said she passed the fee after “careful consideration,” and she received word from the chancellor’s office Friday that the fee had received final approval from White. “Any proposal to increase the cost of higher education is not one I take lightly. However, my number one priority has been—and must be—our students’ academic and professional success,” García said in the statement. “I also recognize that the many financial pressures we are facing, including the fact that our campus-based fees are the third lowest in the 23-campus system, make it difficult to achieve the vision of what we aspire to become.” This fee package will be the 10th of its kind among the 23 CSU campuses. Fresno State, San Diego State and Cal State Dominguez Hills are currently considering similar fees. The CSUF iteration of the fee is the ninth lowest among fees that have been approved; Cal State San Bernardino’s fee is $162 per semester. In its initial proposal, the SFAC divided the additional revenue from the SSI into seven categories. After the student feedback sessions, most categories had their allocations reduced.
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AMANDA SHARP / Daily Titan Bill Nye spent his early career working as an engineer before moving into television. His “science guy” show in the 1990s won 18 Emmy Awards and is still shown to elementary school students. He hosted the keynote address for the Science and Math Symposium hosted by the Natural Science and Mathematics Interclub Council.
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Bill Nye urges students to have planetary perspective SAMUEL MOUNTJOY Daily Titan
“Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill!” Chants from the theme of Bill Nye the Science Guy, the hit ‘90s science show, filled the sold-out Titan Student Union Pavilions. Bill Nye himself took the stage Thursday to deliver a much-anticipated keynote to end the two-day Science and Math Symposium. “Change the world,” he urged the bow tie-clad audience who grew up seeing him on TV explaining science in a way that was understandable and approachable. “Having a planetary
perspective allows you to think about our place in space, and our place in the cosmos differently than any generation before you,” he said. Putting our planet in perspective, Nye explained that the atmosphere of Mars is 95 percent carbon dioxide and in 1997, the Earth’s atmosphere was .03 percent carbon dioxide. “Everybody in here was alive when this number changed from .03 to .04. This tiny change in the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is causing the world’s climates to change,” he said. “And that is the challenge I want you to take on. I want you to, dare I say it–change
the world!” The global population, Nye said, rolled over to 3 billion people when he had just made his way through third grade, and that number has more than doubled since then to nearly 7.2 billion today. The 7 billion people trying to breathe the thin atmosphere is the problem, he said. “Outer space is closer than Riverside; it’s right there,” he said. “It’s this thinness of the Earth’s atmosphere that has allowed humankind to accidentally change the climate of the planet.” As if climate change doesn’t cause enough worry, he also ventured into the science of “killer asteroids.”
“We do not want to go the way of the ancient dinosaurs!” he said. The big-screen solution of nuking asteroids in space is bunk, he said, noting that “we don’t want to send Bruce Willis.” The more likely solution would be to gently nudge an asteroid off-course. Rockets would take too much fuel, he said. We need lasers. Shooting lasers at an asteroid would cause the debris flying off, the ejecta, to push on the asteroid ever so slightly. Scooting an asteroid just 2 milimeters a second would be enough to change its path and save the planet. “You guys may be the generation who gets to deal
with this problem,” he said. “If we discover an asteroid with our name on it, we only have a few years to get out there and git ‘er done. And you guys are going to have to come up with the best system to do it.”
Behind the Scenes When asked about university funding during a press conference, Nye said Proposition 13, the 1978 voter initiative that drastically cut the amount of money the state of California receives in property taxes, has devastated the economy.
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Baseball fends off late rally to win rubber match Rick Vanderhook earns his 100th win as head coach of CSUF JOHNNY NAVARRETTE Daily Titan
The offense for the Cal State Fullerton baseball team broke out at the right time as the team defeated rival Long Beach State 6-5 in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon at Goodwin Field. Up 6-0 early in the game, Long Beach State (11-11) made a comeback bid in the ninth inning getting within one run, but J.D. Davis was able to record his third save of the season and propel the Titans to their second straight series win. The victory was Rick Vanderhook’s 100th career victory as the CSUF head coach. The Titans (13-8) got things rolling in the second inning. After a leadoff walk to A.J. Kennedy, CSUF perfectly
executed a hit-and-run with Austin Diemer rifling a double down the right-field line, advancing Kennedy to third base. With runners on second and third, Timmy Richards stepped up to the plate and hit a shot back up the middle that deflected off the glove of pitcher Jason Alexander, allowing Kennedy to score the first run of the game. After a Keegan Dale walk, Diemer scored on a Matt Chapman sacrifice fly to right field for a 2-0 lead. The next batter, Davis, proceeded to smash a fastball to straightaway center field just out of the reach of a diving Colby Brenner, giving Davis a two-run triple that put CSUF up 4-0. Davis was two for three with two runs batted in at the plate. The junior has hit safely in 17 out of 21 games played this season and attributed his success at the plate to being calm in his at-bats. “Being patient really,” said
Davis, who is now batting .317 with 16 runs batted in this season. “Working counts in my favor and getting a good swing off.” In the third inning, the Titans added another run on a sacrifice bunt by Dale, scoring Kennedy. Diemer finished the day two for four with a run scored. It was the junior’s sixth multi-hit game this season. “I was just trying to take good at-bats every time,” Diemer said. “Team at-bats for us, put things together, score some runs and I thought we did that today.” It was the seventh time this season the Titans have scored six or more runs and it was the most runs scored in a game without extra innings since they defeated Baylor 11-0 back on March 7. The offense for Long Beach State (11-11) was stagnant for most of the game, not collecting their first hit until the fifth inning when Cameron Pongs ripped a single
WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan Junior outfielder Clay Williamson rounds third base to score the Titans’ third run of the game off of a triple to center by J.D. Davis.
through the right side of the infield. In the inning, the Dirtbags were able to cut the Titans’ lead to 6-3 after RBI singles by Daniel Jackson and Colton Vaughn. Titan starter Miles
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Bath and Badal to lead ASI next year Incoming president and VP plan to keep watch on new fee MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan
Harpreet Bath and Michael Badal were officially announced as the winners of the Associated Students Inc. presidential race Thursday night. The two stood alongside friends and colleagues, including current ASI President Rohullah Latif and Vice President Jonathan Leggett, waiting in anticipation, jumping for joy and high-fiving their peers when the results were announced. Bath and Badal garnered 61 percent of the vote, securing victory in the two-candidate race over Missy Mendoza and Josue Rodriguez, who got 38 percent of the vote. A reported 2,991 students participated in this year’s elections. President-elect Bath, 21, is a business major with a concentration in operations management and is the current chief governmental officer of ASI. His running mate Badal, 21, is a double major in political science and philosophy and currently serves on the Titan Student Centers governing board. The two intend to monitor the implementation of the Student Success Initiative, which California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White recently approved. The fee will take effect at Cal State Fullerton in the fall 2014 semester, starting at about $60.33 per semester and increasing every year until it reaches $181 per semester in fall 2016. “I think it starts with making sure that the SFAC (Student Fee Advisory Committe) has student leaders on it that are ready to be vocal and ready to keep the administration accountable,” Badal said. Bath’s election puts him in a difficult situation, because as a member of the SFAC, he voted against the fee that ultimately passed last week. “At the end of the day, the committee, overall, voted to approve the fee,” he said. “Now we have to make sure that the implementation happens
AMANDA SHARP / Daily Titan Standing with friends and colleagues, Harpreet Bath (left) and Michael Badal (third from right) await the results announcement.
in the best way possible. And working with the university administration, I think, we had a lot of progress in making sure that the process was very transparent.” Badal and Bath also plan to focus on their goal of encouraging more open communication with students by hosting events such as open public meetings outdoors on campus. “For example, (for a public meeting at Steven G. Mihaylo Hall), it would be outside in the courtyard, not inside,” Badal said. “It’s more accessible to them, and I think that’s going to be one big push that we’re trying to make and try to do as many things as we can outside, visible, so the students can see us and it’s transparent and they can come grill us in groups, as individuals, whatever.” For Bath, he said getting involved with student government and other activities at Cal State Fullerton could be traced back to former ASI President Eric Niu, who held the office during the 2011-2012 academic year. “Eric Niu and his executive staff reached out to me and really got me excited about ASI,” he said. “And that’s the impact I want to make on students, as a president-elect who understands and can reach out to them and tell them that they can be just as successful, they can achieve
their dreams regardless of the experience that they’re having, and Cal State Fullerton is the place to be.” Badal said his brother Matthew Badal’s involvement with ASI as an orientation leader and later vice president of finance sparked his interest in getting involved himself. “With the sibling rivalry, I, of course, wanted to do the same or do better,” he said. “I also saw the great things that he did, and the great things that he learned, and how he changed as a person and grew.” However, Badal recalled his experience with being introverted and less social in high school, and he said he hopes to break down barriers for students who need some help in taking the next step. “For other students who were in my shoes, in high school, maybe not thinking that they’re the popular ones, or think because they think a certain way, because they’re less social … just make them open their eyes and realize that there is a place for them at Cal State Fullerton, whether it be in a club or being in an ASI position,” Badal said. Bath and Badal now have to appoint their executive staff before the semester ends, and they said they hope to ensure their staff is unified and on the same page.
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Yorba Linda teenager, 16, dies in crash A local 16-year-old died after being hit by a van in Yorba Linda early Sunday morning while riding his skateboard. Logan Wells of Yorba Linda was skating east on Bastanchury Road at about 4:47 a.m. when he was struck just east of Secretariat Way by a van driven by a 61-yearold man, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock. Wells was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. He died from his injuries at 9:37 a.m., according to the Orange County Coroner’s office. The driver was not cited or arrested. However, the cause of the accident is currently under investigation, Hallock said. - DAVID COATS
Leaders to convene on foreign issues President Barack Obama is traveling to the Netherlands this week for the international G-7 summit, according to CBS News. The meeting is expected to focus on nuclear security issues, but the summit is also expected to address the ongoing turmoil in Ukraine and the region of Crimea. After the vote by Crimean residents to secede from Ukraine, which was followed by Russia forcing Ukrainian troops to vacate the peninsula, the United States levied sanctions against top Russian officials. Officials are hopeful the sanctions will help deter the Russian government from taking further aggressive action, but they shouldn’t be considered a “silver bullet,” analysts said. - DAVID COATS
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What CSUF asked ‘The Science Guy’ Do you have any special message to the universities? Be optimistic. We have to change the world and young people are the people to do it. Message to universities? Don’t blow it! No, get people excited, your favorite thing about any professor is his or her passion. Let your passion come through, that would be my advice to universities.
What was Ken Ham like offstage, did you guys get along well?
MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Ann Camp (in green), chief of staff to President Mildred García, does the “wave” in the moments before Bill Nye takes the stage.
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“When you invest in universities, it leads to innovation. And innovation is what keeps the United States in the game,” he said. “People often expect a return in four years, no, it’s more like 20 years. Invest in universities today and in 20 years later those people are captains of industry and change the world.” Nye also teased an upcoming cameo in the fifth episode of the Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey revival, hosted by his compatriot, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. When asked if he plans to revive his television series, Nye said he created a “sizzle reel” for NBC, which has been sent to a focus group. “But no one’s told me what happened at the focus group, so we’ll find out,” he said. “I’m sure it’s brilliant but maybe they hate it.”
Student Leaders Bobby Wright, the chair of the Natural Science and Mathematics Interclub Council, led the charge to bring Nye to campus, working with the business, community service and sports inter-club councils to secure the $35,000 needed to host Nye’s keynote. The theme of this year’s symposium was “explorations in citizen science,” and Nye, Wright said, has been at the forefront of bringing science out of the lab and into the living room. “As a person who grew up in the ‘90s, I don’t think that many people have made science more accessible to the public than our speaker here today,” Wright said. Jonathan Leggett, the vice president of Associated Students Inc., said he has been working with Wright since last semester on the
symposium. “It’s nice to finally see this all come together, and it’s even more exciting to see all the students outside lined up since at least noon today and five in the morning when they were getting their tickets, it really shows students are committed,” he said. Even though he grew up in Afghanistan, Rohullah Latif, the president of ASI, said he still watched him. Nye’s role as an engineer who also communicates science effectively with the public gives a lot back to the science community, he said. “He’s out there, he’s teaching people that there’s more to science than just sitting in a lab all day and working, there’s more to it– there’s excitement, there’s energy, there’s communication, there’s new innovative ways to doing things that help move the future,” Latif said.
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One of the most controversial subjects was spending on athletics, which was split into the “support Titan pride” category and the “expand and modernize student-centered spaces” category. For the athletics programs, the additional money would go to restoring facilities, as well as providing more scholarships and other incentives for
student athletes at CSUF. When the SFAC convened to adjust fee allocations based on the student feedback, the “student-centered spaces” category, which includes the Titan Student Centers facilities in addition to athletic spaces, saw the most significant reduction. Its allocation was cut to $30 per semester from the original $72. Two categories that remained at the same funding levels as the initial
proposal were “support your academic progress” and “improve your instructional experience.” Academic progress goals, including increased advising, additional “bottleneck” courses and longer library hours to begin the semester, will continue to cost $40 per semester for every student from fall 2016 onward. Instructional goals, such as updating technology in classrooms and continuing to provide free
and discounted computer software to students, will remain $30 per semester starting in fall 2016. Activists and advocacy groups, including the CSUF branch of Students for Quality Education, have announced their plans to protest the Student Success Initiative and similar fees at the upcoming CSU Board of Trustees meeting during the public comment session Wednesday morning.
I felt like he was very nervous, I felt like Mr. Ham was very nervous and I wouldn’t be surprised if somebody who spent a lot of time and I’m not a hard-hitting investigative reporter like you guys—I wouldn’t be surprised if he had really suffered some trauma. That a guy, that an adult, who lives in our world and takes advantage of everything that our society has to offer can deny his own common sense is really remarkable, and I think he’s been traumatized in some way that keeps him from seeing the world the way the rest of us see it. It’s fascinating, along that line, he wonders—I’ve read stuff he’s written and watched recordings of him—he wonders why young people are not embracing his philosophy and I think if you watched that debate as a young person with an open mind you’d go “Why would I think the world is 6,000 years old, what would even make me think that?”
Who would win if you were to fight Neil DeGrasse Tyson? Oh it depends, he could crush me like a bug. The guy’s a former wrestler. Huge arms. He’d break me in half. With that said, we both rode the 5 Boroughs bicycle ride in New York— you go from Manhattan to Queens to the Bronx to Brooklyn to Staten Island back to Manhattan and I kicked his empennage. I’m a skinny bicycle guy and he’s this big hulking wrestler guy, so I could outrun him. But he’d crush me—break me in half. But I hope it doesn’t come to that.
How does the science community treat science communicators? It’s a great time to be a science communicator, we gotta fight the fight though. We have climate change and we have people who run around making a living pretending that it’s not happening, which is in nobody’s best interest. You gotta remind them they have grandchildren. Children and grandchildren. You don’t want them to grow up in this world that’s hard to make a living in.
What can be said or done in science communication that will allow children of anti-science parents to thrive in scientific understanding? If they have anti-science parents ... that’s a tough one. However the longest journey starts with a single step. What I’m saying these days is don’t let anti-science people get on school boards. The way you do that is by voting, you will meet people who say “why bother voting, it doesn’t make a difference.” No, if you don’t want to vote, then just shut up.
What can an everyday person do to make a difference, to make the world a better place? Nothing. (laughs) Everything you do affects everybody in the world because of the atmosphere. So yes, I mean I’m all for it, recycle bottles? Yes. Recycle your newspapers? Great! Drive less, get into a carpool, by the way you guys, when I was young, I went to the first Earth Day, which was held in the National Lawn, in Washington D.C.—that’s where I grew up. In those days everybody wanted you to do less. They wanted you to drive less, they wanted you to use less clean water, so wear dirty clothes, in fact, if you can, don’t eat, because humans don’t belong in ecosystems, but that turned out to be very wrong. If you go to the developing world, they don’t want to do less, they want to live the way people in the developed world. The key to the future is not to do less, but to do more with less. So, I’m all for the bottles and the newspapers but what we need are big ideas. Ways to store electricity, ways to get people to embrace more efficient transportation systems, ways to get people to get more with less from their foods. We have this huge opportunity. So everything you do every day, that’s what I want you to do. Git’er done. - Compiled by Samuel Mountjoy and Sasha Belani
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The recent uptick in prescribed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication for females age 19-25, mentioned in a report published by Express Scripts, may be highlighting a trend of misdiagnosis in the medical community. For many people, college brings a plethora of responsibilities, and this coupled with parental pressure can lead to symptoms identical to that of ADHD, such as procrastination and inability to focus. Diagnosis of ADHD is flimsy, and in many cases boils down to a six question survey with questions as general as, “How often do you have trouble remembering appointments or obligations?” For someone with a lot on their mind the answer could very well be “often,” but is this reason enough to take medication? In the United States, the sale of Adderall and other stimulants is increasing yearly, and shows no sign of slowing down. Many college campuses double as a seething underground market where $2 to $5 can provide the pupil-pinching-punch students have come to crave. This increasing trend and high tendency for abuse is not hard to understand. For the average user, these medications
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provide a feeling of mild euphoria and attentiveness, which when combined allows the user to become engrossed in whatever task is at hand. However, this does not necessarily translate to academic devotion since conversations with friends and other leisure activities become just as engaging. When taken in this “off-label” fashion, Adderall becomes the academic equivalent to steroids. It’s a performance enhancer in a fiercely competitive environment, where one can break the chances of landing a job worthy of a college degree. Having to compete at such a high level right after emerging from the cocoon of adolescence is at best untimely, and for those overachieving students who have the audacity to expect a social life, Adderall fills in the gaps. In most cases, students aren’t taking cognitive enhancers to study 24/7; they are using them to combat the negative side effects of an active lifestyle. Going out on the weekends, maintaining a high GPA and building a resume that guarantees employment is a tough task even for the most competent students, but that doesn’t seem to matter; students still burn the candle at both ends and bask in its light. Spurred on by the unreasonably high expectations set by the guardians of the next level and reassured by the doctor’s seemingly indifferent go-ahead, young adults feel free to abuse what is considered a schedule II controlled substance
(a classification shared by cocaine and opium). Over time, the body builds a resistance to the prescribed dosage, and miligrams are added, usually 10 to 20 at a time, until the desired state is achieved. Oftentimes this leads to restless nights, a miniscule appetite and surreal daily interactions. Adderall prescriptions have become so commonplace that college students feel as comfortable taking Adderall as they would taking a daily vitamin, despite warnings of heart and blood pressure complications printed on the label. Perhaps most dangerous of all is the ability to rationalize taking drugs of this kind. American culture rewards those who take risks to get ahead, as long as those risks aren’t explicitly deemed illegal (although sometimes even this gets rewarded). As long as the ends justify the means ,Americans view their risks as an investment, and in the case of Adderall the means have a lot of explaining to do. Along with the day-today side-effects, stimulants of this kind carry the risk of addiction claiming the attention deficit as amphetamine dependent; all of this done under the guise of a helpful pick-me-up. It’s important for one’s work to be representative of the person doing it, and let’s face it, people aren’t themselves while on Adderall. Unless students want a lifetime commitment to a performance enhancing substance, they need to kick this habit.
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I Love Lucy Live on Stage
Touring stage version of ‘50s sitcom finishes its California run at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, leaving audiences dazzled ZACK JOHNSTON Daily Titan
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts was transported back to the 1950s last week when the touring production of I Love Lucy Live on Stage came to its theater. Fans young and old were able to witness a taping of the iconic television show. I Love Lucy, which first aired in 1951 on CBS, was the first show of its kind to have a live studio audience during its taping process. The producers intended for the actors to feed off the energy of performing in front of an audience to enhance the show’s comedic effect. As the lights went down, audiences of the new stage version became the live studio audience for a taping of two early episodes. Actors directly addressed the audience during the interactive performance and convincingly created the Desilu Playhouse soundstage. The stage adaption embraced its early ‘50s setting and used flashy costumes and a clever script to suspend disbelief. Original fans of the show took a walk down memory lane with the nostalgic atmosphere, while newer fans experienced a brand of entertainment that was pioneered by the show.
Courtesy of DailyPilot.com I Love Lucy Live on Stage allowed the audience to peek into the behind-the-scenes world of the iconic 1950s television show, I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball. The stage production will move on to Arizona for its next leg of the tour.
Mark Christopher Tracy kicked off the show as Maury Jasper, the Desilu Playhouse host. Tracy brought a captivating enthusiasm to the stage as Jasper entertained the audience in between takes. He personified a classic TV host while revealing to the audience pieces of television magic. The show was filled with an array of small standout performances, such as
Tyler Milliron as the impatient stage manager, Gerald. Actors placed in the audience played original Lucy fans and gave their feedback to the host, such as their shock to how red Lucy’s hair is in person. Throughout the production there were a variety of ‘50s style advertisements from popular brands of that era. Harmonious jingles for companies like Alka Seltzer and Chevy
dazzled audiences and took them back to the early age of television. For the actors who played the four main I Love Lucy characters, the performance was not just a mere impression. Rather, the actors used their talents to make the iconic characters their own. Sirena Irwin starred as the red-headed heroine, Lucy Ricardo. Irwin originated the role
of Lucy in stage adaption and received multiple awards for her flawless performance. Her character overflowed with excitement and bliss as Lucy carried out her schemes and comical endeavors. In certain parts of the show Irwin broke the
character of Lucy and addressed the audience as the original Lucy actress, Lucille Ball. Irwin’s spot on performance brought the queen of comedy’s warm and loving nature back to life. Billy Mendieta played, Lucy’s talented, yet short-tempered husband, Ricky Ricardo. Mendieta displayed his extensive musical theater talents as Ricky performs at Club Tropicana. His flawless voice and Cuban accent was reminiscent of the original Ricky, made famous by Desi Arnaz. Ricky and Lucy’s best friends and landlords, Frank and Ethel Mertz, were played by Kevin Remington and Joanna Daniels, respectively. Remington and Daniels worked wonderfully with their two leads and exhibited excellent comedic timing. The Desilu Playhouse soundstage setting was complete with gold curtains and a flashing applause sign. The curtains pulled back to reveal a complete replica of the original I Love Lucy living room set. I Love Lucy Live on Stage finished its California run last night and is headed to the UA Centennial Hall in Tucson, Ariz. for a series of shows that begin Tuesday.
DJ chosen to mix up Spring Concert Music, movies and archery surrounded event Thursday night JAMES SMITH Daily Titan
If you were on campus Thursday night, it was nearly impossible not to hear the music being played by three aspiring Cal State Fullerton DJs at the Wanderlust Film and Music Festival. Hundreds of students came out to enjoy and support the DJs performing in the Becker Amphitheater. The festival, which is one of the largest productions put on each year by the ASI Productions team, was meant to promote the upcoming Spring Concert on May 2 and to determine who would be DJing the event. The festival, which ran from 6-11 p.m., included free food, a Cal State Fullerton Archery Club event, the final round of the “Battle of the DJs” and the weekly Thursday Movie. The highlight of the night was the final round of Battle of the DJs. The competition, which has been going since February, had narrowed down its 20 initial contestants to three
finalists, DJ Kennay, DJ Father Knature and DJ Jorell. Each of the three student DJs were competing for the chance to share the stage with world famous musicians in front of an expected crowd of 2,500. Past Spring Concert performers have included Kanye West, Three 6 Mafia and LMFAO. The opportunity to DJ the Spring Concert is an enticing one for these up and coming DJs. Finalist John Paton, a 22-year-old advertising major, who goes by DJ Father Knature said as of now he’s only DJed at smaller local venues. The Spring Concert would be a valuable opportunity for Paton and the other contestant to gain some notoriety by performing at such a large event. Each finalist played their own 15 minute set, trying their best to impress a panel of judges that would determine their fate. They would be judged based on the quality of their set, their style and crowd reaction. Each DJ brought a different style according to Father Knature, who described his style as tech house. DJ Jorell has a Bay Area style and DJ Kennay leans more toward dub style, said DJ Father Knature.
Courtesy of DJ Jorell DJ Jorell was crowned Thursday night with the honor of performing alongside the headliner for the ASI Spring Concert on May 2. The headlining act will be announced April 7.
After listening to all three DJs perform, the judges declared DJ Jorell the winner. Jorell separated himself from the
competition by exciting the crowd, bringing most of the audience members to their feet. Jorell was also the only
one of the three DJs to bring his own fan squad of over 20 people, whose cheering and enthusiasm may have helped seal his victory.
Aside from the evident music and film themes, the festival serendipitously had an archery theme to it as well. Two out of the three events that occurred Thursday night were focused on the sport. The CSUF Archery Club had a booth set up like a carnival shooting gallery with bows and arrows to promote the club. The second archery theme came from the featured Thursday Night Movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which has elevated the popularity of archery. Valerie Schrepferman, ASIP director and broadcast journalism major, said they do not normally try to assign a theme to their events. However, ASIP was planning on showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as the Thursday Movie that night and had been in collaboration with the archery club about partnering with them for a promotional event. The festival was a joint effort between the Union and Student Programming as well as the Thursday Film’s and the Spring Concert. The next major ASIP event will be the Spring Concert on May 2. The official music lineup for the Spring Concert will be announced on April 7.
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Difficult finish for men’s golf team in Arizona Golf team falters late after leading over first two days JOHNNY NAVARRETTE Daily Titan
For the second consecutive tournament, the Cal State Fullerton men’s golf team was unable to stay at the top of the leaderboard as it finished fourth in the Desert Shootout at the Palm Valley Country Club in Goodyear, Ariz. CSUF, ranked No. 51 in the nation according to the GolfStat.com NCAA rankings, got off to another fantastic start. The Titans shot 555, 21 under par, in the first round and continued their strong play in the second round after shooting 274, 14 under par, giving CSUF possession of first place heading into the final round. On the final day, the Titans were unable to keep pace with the rest of the field, shooting a 280, eight under par, to drop into fourth place for the tournament. The result was the Titans’ seventh top-five finish of the season in nine events. Mark Anguiano continues to have a strong senior campaign, finishing tied for third overall. His second round 6-under 66 was a Titans’ best for the tournament. In the first and third rounds, he shot a 3-under 69 giving him a top three finish, tied with Grand Canyon’s Mark Geddes. The only other Titan to finish in the top 10 was Ryan Tetrault. In the first round, the junior shot a 3-under 69, but slipped a bit in the second round after shooting an even-par 72. Tetrault finished strong on the final day, shooting a 66, six under par, which gave him a final score of 207, nine under par, that left him tied for eighth with four other players including Seth Smith from Kansas State, Logan Philley from Kansas, Jordan Hammer from BYU and Glenn Walls from Northern Iowa. Corey Gard tied for 15th with a score of 210, six under par. His best score came in
the second round after shooting a 5-under 67. Freshman Kyle De Silva had his best tournament of the season, finishing with an even-par 216. In both the first and second rounds, De Silva shot a one under 71 and placed 39th. Play for the tournament championship came down to a one-hole playoff after the University of Missouri-Kansas City and BYU both finished tied with a 833, 31-under par. UMKC edged out No. 36 BYU in the playoff to clinch the tournament title. The Kangaroos had a record-setting tournament for their program as they broke the school record on consecutive days after shooting a third round 274, 14 under par. Their final score smashed the previous record by 13 strokes. UMKC senior Nathan Hughes took the individual title after setting a school record of his own, finishing with a 200, 16 under par, for the tournament. In the final round, Hughes shot a 4-under 68 to win by three strokes. BYU was denied its second consecutive Desert Shootout tournament championship after falling in the playoff. Justin Keiley helped the Cougars to the second place finish after shooting a 206, eight under par. Keiley finished tied for sixth with Kyle Weldon of host school Kansas State. Idaho finished ahead of the Titans in third place by one stroke with an overall score of 834, 30 under par. Jared du Toit placed second overall, edging Anguiano by one stroke. The freshman shot 203 overall, with his best round coming in round three after shooting a 6-under 66. The Titans will have a few weeks off before competing in the Winchester Classic in Meadow Vista, Calif., at the Winchester Country Club on April 18-20. CSUF will be looking to win the tournament for a second year in a row.
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ELEONOR SEGURA / Daily Titan Keegan Dale and A.J. Kennedy celebrate after ending the inning with a beautiful defensive play that forced out the Long Beach runner. Despite having one error in the game, the CSUF defense made some excellent plays to hold Long Beach to just one run on the night.
Titans dominant in opener Eshelman stifles Dirtbag bats in complete game gem JOSEPH ANDERSON Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton baseball team started its weekend series with archrival Long Beach State on the right foot this past weekend, winning 5-1 Friday night at Goodwin Field. Sophomore Thomas Eshelman was masterful on the mound, hurling a complete game gem and allowing just one unearned run despite giving up 10 hits. The bats seemed to wake up a bit Friday for Fullerton, pounding out eight hits to facilitate its runs. The star of the night was clearly junior third baseman Matt Chapman, who went two for four at the plate with a home run and three runs batted in. After Long Beach manufactured a run in the top half of the inning, Chapman led off the bottom of the first inning with a shot off the left-field foul pole to even the score at one apiece. Senior Greg Velazquez put the Titans ahead in the third inning with a single up the middle that brought in junior J.D. Davis. CSUF would not relinquish its lead for the rest of the night, as they continued to pile it on with more timely hitting. Chapman again came
up clutch in the bottom of the fourth inning by driving in two more runs with a ground ball that dribbled its way into right field to give the home team a 4-1 advantage. Later in the inning, sophomore Tanner Pinkston executed the squeeze play perfectly to give the Titans a 5-1 lead that would turn out to be the final score. “I’ve been hitting the ball well recently, but haven’t been getting the results,” Chapman said. “I’ve just gotta keep grinding and keep counting on my teammates to play well as they have been.” Eshelman continued to throw the ball well for Fullerton, improving his record to 4-0 early in the season to go along with a 1.47 earned-run average. He did get hit around some by the visiting Dirtbags, but consistently worked out of trouble with his excellent command and the use of his defense. Eshelman has only walked one batter on the season, after walking just two in the entire 2013 regular season. While the win was a step in the right direction for the inconsistent Titans, the defense remained an issue. An error from catcher A.J. Kennedy in the first inning contributed to Long Beach’s lone run. Although this series against the Dirtbags does not count toward the teams’ conference records, it provides early-season bragging rights for the rival
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CSUF opens conference play as the Aggies visit Fullerton. The Titans swept their conference rivals when they visited Davis last season.
The Titans look to get revenge on the defending national champion Bruins, who ended their season last year in the NCAA Super Regionals. schools while also serving as a measuring point before the two meet in Big West Conference play in May. With conference play less than two weeks away from starting, the Titans will need to shore up some of their weak points, including inconsistent bats and defense. The team has hit only .246 this season, while recording 29 errors in the field, an average of more than one per game. The Big West Conference seems more competitive than ever this season, with UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Irvine all having better overall records than the Titans so far. However, Cal Poly is the only team with a higher national ranking, sitting at No. 7 in the Baseball America rankings. If CSUF is going to
continue its run of Big West Conference dominance, the it will continue to rely on a dominant pitching staff that has kept the team in just about every game this season, despite the inept Titan offense and defense. So far this year, Fullerton has an incredible 1.95 team earned-run average, which should create a much better record than 12-8. However, the pitching staff can’t do it all on their own, as their early-season struggles have shown. After wrapping up this weekend series with Long Beach State, the Titans will head to Kansas to take on the Wichita State Shockers before opening conference play the following weekend. Change needs to come quickly for the Titans, or they risk having a disappointing show in the Big West this year.
Women’s golf team headed to San Diego Titans will take on top competition in upcoming tourney IAN O’BRIEN Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s golf team will hit the green for the first time since March 4 when San Diego State hosts the second annual Farms Invitational starting Monday, March 24. This tournament will continue until March 26. The event will be held at the Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The course is 6,211 yards with a par of 72. CSUF and San Diego State will be among 17 teams competing in the tournament. Arizona State, UC Berkeley, Idaho, Miami, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Portland State, Stanford,
Texas, UCLA, UNLV, UC Irvine, New Mexico, USC and Xavier make up the rest of the teams. The Titans head into the tournament ranked No. 84 in the country, according to the head-to-head rankings provided by GolfStat. com. The Farms Invitational will feature top talent from across the country, as it has six top-25 teams competing. USC and UCLA are the top two teams, and Arizona State is ranked No. 6. Stanford, Oklahoma State and Oregon round out the rest of the top-25 teams with respective rankings of No. 13, No. 14 and No. 21. Every team in the tournament is ranked inside the top 100, with Xavier being ranked the lowest at No. 87. San Diego State, the host, is ranked No. 45. Fellow Big West
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participant UC Irvine is ranked No. 79. The Titans will look to improve upon their previous tournament, where they finished in seventh place. They last played in the Juli Inkster Spartan Invite held at San Jose State back on March 4. This was not one of the better performances in CSUF women’s golf history, as the Titans’ collective score of 901 marked the fifth-lowest score for them since their reinstatement in 2009. This has been one of the Titans’ worst seasons overall since four of their five lowest scores of all time have happened this year. Junior Makayla Mier was disqualified during the Spartan Invite. However, there have been some positives for the Titans. Freshman Martina
Edberg led CSUF with three consecutive 1-under par (71) rounds. Her collective score was 213 (-3). This was enough to give Edberg co-medalist honors. She was only the second golfer to earn a medal since the program was reinstated in 2009. She was also the first CSUF women’s golfer to earn a medal in a multiday event. Edberg’s efforts have helped her finish with six scores under par, which leads the team. She is also second alltime in CSUF history behind junior Tisha Alyn Abrea, who has seven in her career. Edberg and Abrea have each finished in the top 20 five times this season, and Edberg recorded her first top-five finish in the Spartan Invite. Abrea finished in 24th place with a collective
score of 225 (+9). Her tournament was highlighted by the final day, which included an even par score of 72. Junior Seri Lee also placed relatively high in the standings by finishing tied for 31st. She shot 2-over-74 on Tuesday to finish with a collective score of 227 (+11). Lee has also finished in the top 20 three times this season. Sophomore Dakota Brown also finished respectably in 61st place with a score of 238 (+22). The Titans will look to recover from their underwhelming finish as they enter the Farms Invitational. The tournament will begin bright and early on Monday, with an 8 a.m. opening tee time.
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The Dirtbag pitchers allow only three hits to even the series TAMEEM SERAJ Daily Titan
The No. 9 Cal State Fullerton baseball team watched a two-run lead in the third inning evaporate as Long Beach State went on to win 3-2 on Saturday. With the chance to win the series after the Friday night victory and notch win No. 100 for Head Coach Rick Vanderhook, the Titans (12-8) sent out freshman Phil Bickford as the starter. Although the Titan bats were struggling in the early innings, Bickford cruised through the first three frames, striking out five and giving up only one hit. After Keegan Dale and Matt Chapman reached base by a walk and hit by pitch, junior first baseman J.D. Davis smoked a line drive to the gap in left-center field for a two-run double to give the Titans the first runs of the game in the third inning. “It was just a hanging curve ball. I knew they weren’t going to give in to me, so I knew they were going to give me some offspeed pitch and luckily he hung it up and I just put a good swing on it,” Davis said. Unfortunately, Davis’ double would be the only CSUF runs as the Dirtbags (11-10) held the Titans to just three hits in the game. Long Beach starter Andrew Rohrbach threw six innings of two-run ball and struck out four Titans on the day.
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WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan J.D. Davis runs through a line of his teammates during pregame introductions and exchanges high fives with them. The junior played first base on Saturday and went one for four from the plate and drove in two runs on a double that he crushed to left-center field.
Long Beach finally got to Bickford in the fourth inning when Garrett Hampson led off the inning with a double to left field. After Hampson was bunted over to third, Richard Prigatano laced a pitch through the middle to bring in Hampson and get Long Beach back within one. After appearing to recover with a clean fifth inning, Bickford struggled again in the sixth. Hampson hit his second double to left field and then was drove in by Ino Patron, effectively chasing Bickford from the mound. “They were just on the ball better, they’re out to win too and it was just a good inning for them,” Bickford said. Bickford finished the day
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with 5.1 innings pitched and striking out six while allowing three runs, two earned, off of five hits. Vanderhook called on Willie Kuhl for relief and the junior fared well, but the defense let him down. Once again, defense was the Achilles heel for the Titans. CSUF committed two errors in the game but junior Austin Diemer’s flub in the sixth would prove to be the winning run for Long Beach. Diemer initially took a step back on a line drive hit straight at him, but the ball was dropping in front of him. He was able to recover to get his glove on the ball but did not secure it, which allowed Patron to score. The Dirtbags relief
pitchers were relentless in the final three innings. Ty Provencher pitched two innings without surrendering a hit and Kyle Friedrichs came in the ninth to close it out. Friedrichs shut the door on the Titans, sitting them down in order to earn his fourth save of the season. The Titans seemed hesitant to swing the bat in the later innings, something that Vanderhook was not pleased about. “I don’t think we swang. You have to swing actually to hit the ball and one inning we had actually two swings,” Vanderhook said. “Stieb swung and hit a line drive to shortstop and Pinkston swung one time. The other two guys forgot you
have to swing the bat to hit the ball.” Bickford suffered the first loss of his young CSUF career as his record moves to 2-1, with a 2.30 earned run average and 32 strikeouts. With the win, Rohrbach is now 3-1 on the season with a 2.33 earned run average. With the loss, the Titans head into the rubber match on Sunday looking to win the series and get their coach his 100th win at CSUF. Rubber matches are becoming a norm for the Titans. In their six series, five of them have come down to the Sunday game to decide the series. The Titans have been up to the task, winning four of the five rubber matches this season.
Freshman Chad Hockin took over for Chambers in the third inning and went 2.1 innings allowing two hits and one earned run. For the Dirtbags, Alexander had a rough day against the Titan offense, falling to 1-2 on the season. In three innings of work, Alexander gave up seven hits and five runs, all earned before being pulled in favor of Ryan Millison. In their last seven games, the Titans are 5-2. With the victory, CSUF has won 17 of its last 21 games versus the Dirtbags. Assistant Coach Mike Kirby said there is a reason why the Titans are at their best versus LBSU. “We love playing those guys as I’m sure they love competing against us,” Kirby said. “I can speak for every sports team at Cal State Fullerton, we love playing Long Beach and we love beating them.” CSUF hits the road for one last series before the start of Big West Conference play. The Titans travel to face Wichita State for a three-game series starting Friday.
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