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MONDAY, M ARCH 3, 2014

Volume 95, Issue 18


MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Business Interclub Council (BICC) members celebrate at the “opening carnival” for Business Madness week last Thursday.

Students hope to do big business Business Madness week will include pageant, career fair CHRISTINA NGUYEN Daily Titan MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Children adorned with Mardi Gras-style beads take part in bubble blowing and other family-oriented activities. Fullerton Cares, a charitable foundation, hosts “Mardi Gras for Autism” each year to raise awareness and get the community involved.

Taking action on autism Charity hosts ‘Mardi Gras’ to fund special education programs DAVID COATS Daily Titan

The rainy, cloudy weather could do nothing to dampen the spirits of those attending the fifth annual Mardi Gras for Autism event Saturday in downtown Fullerton. The event was hosted by Fullerton Cares, a charity that promotes action, awareness and acceptance for autism, and raises money for the Fullerton School District’s special education programs. The king and queen of this year’s event were Fullerton city council member and former mayor

MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Council member Bruce Whitaker (center) and his wife, Linda (right), were honored for their work with Fullerton Cares, a local foundation focusing on autism.

Bruce Whitaker and his wife Linda. “We are thrilled to be king and queen of Mardi Gras for Autism and we are happy that Fullerton Cares brings such a special event to our community,”

Whitaker said. This was the third year the couple attended. They said the event promotes communication and awareness, which are especially important when it comes to the autism community.

Fullerton Cares founder Larry Houser spoke highly of the Whitakers and their involvement with his organization. SEE MARDI GRAS, 3

A popcorn and cotton candy filled carnival last Thursday marked the beginning of a week of events for Business Madness, a series of networking opportunities, seminars and business themed programs for all students. To kick off the week, students can attend a presentation Monday about professionals in the field at an event called the “Day in the life of…” They will receive the opportunity to meet five executives and representatives from local businesses, including professional services firm Ernst and Young and satellite television provider DirecTV. “You can get to find out what these business people do on a daily basis,” said Kiana Millar, the vice president of programs for the Business Interclub Council (BICC). “You always hear ‘this is what I do, this is how I do it,’ but you never get to understand their daily life and that position.” They will also receive the opportunity to meet and mingle with other future

businessmen and businesswomen and learn the proper business etiquette from etiquette coach Theresa Thomas, for those settings–a valuable skill in the business world and any social environment. The etiquette workshop will take place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Titan Student Union Pavilions. Five clubs, including the Entrepreneur Society and the Economics Association, will host a “Mr. and Miss Business Pageant” Wednesday at 6 p.m., also in the TSU Pavilions. The event will be similar to a beauty pageant, except approximately five to eight contestants of each gender will don business attire instead of swimwear. Competitors will display a talent, answer a series of business-related questions and wear formal wear in addition to their suits and skirts. The week will conclude with a luncheon and business career expo Thursday hosted by the University Career Center, which will give students the opportunity to explore the types of careers they would like to pursue and mingle with over 70 business representatives from local companies. SEE BUSINESS, 3

Titans overcome sloppy start to take down rival 49ers Fullerton rides 28 points from Michael Williams to victory JOHNNY NAVARRETTE Daily Titan

Fueled by the play of Michael Williams, the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team overcame a double-digit deficit and defeated rival Long Beach State 84-76 Saturday night at Titan Gym. Williams scored a gamehigh 28 points, 20 of which came in the second half, to lead the Titans to victory and avenge a loss to the 49ers earlier in the season. The senior tied the game

WINNIE HUANG/ Daily Titan Jared Brandon fights for rebounding position after a shot attempt.

and also gave his team the lead with two consecutive three-pointers to put the Titans up 51-48 early in the second half. Williams made four three-pointers in the second half after missing his first three attempts.

Once they had their first lead of the night, the Titans (11-17, 6-8) never looked back, using a complete team effort to snap their four-game losing streak to the 49ers (1315, 9-5), giving the Titans their first victory over

their rival since March 3, 2012. While the 49ers continued to battle down the stretch, the Titans had an answer for everything their opponent did. With about four minutes left in the game, Alex Harris found Williams with an incredible no-look pass for the basket to put the game out of reach at 78-65. “Heck of a win by this ball club,” said Head Coach Dedrique Taylor. “I couldn’t be more proud of this group and more excited what this group has in store the next couple of weeks.” The Titans came out sluggish to start the game on both ends of the floor,

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as the 49ers raced out to a 19-5 lead before CSUF started to find its energy and get back into the game. While his team got off to a slow start, Taylor as he has done all year said it was all about the Titans, not what the opponent was doing. “I thought it was us. I thought we weren’t ready. We had no purpose,” Taylor said. “I thought we had a lot of emotion but not a lot of passion and purpose behind what we were doing and there is a big difference between the two. Emotion at some point runs out, but the passion for the game is what fuels you.” At the end of the half,

Marquis Horne who finished with 18 points, hit a step back jumper as time expired to give the Titans some momentum heading into halftime trailing 38-35 after being down as many as 14. Harris, who finished with 22 points, said defense was the key talking point at halftime. “We all knew we weren’t playing to our potential,” he said. “We all know that defense is the key to win, and in the first half we didn’t think we were successful in the way we played so we came out with energy and just played hard.” SEE BASKETBALL, 6

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NEWS Engineers win national competition PAGE 2

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Victory in ‘GeoWall’ contest is first in school history MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan

A team of civil engineers from Cal State Fullerton outperformed 15 other schools in a national competition to build the best retaining wall in the 2014 Geo-Congress in Atlanta last week. As part of the conference, student teams participated in contests such as the GeoWall competition. The object was to build a wall that would hold as much as possible while withstanding conditions that simulate real life occurrences, such as seismic forces. John Thurlo, a civil engineering major and the president of CalGeo, led the four-student team, which also included Matthew Farrington, Daniel Judge and John Stapleton.


CSUF arguably came into the GeoWall event as the favorite, because conference judges ranked the team’s design concept for the wall to be No. 1. “We felt very confident going into it,” Thurlo said. “Maybe more confident than we should have been.” CSUF students had never built the best GeoWall before this year’s competition. In the design concept contest prior to the GeoCongress, CSUF had a firstplace finish in 2011, with second-place and thirdplace awards following in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Before Monday, CSUF’s previous best finish in the retaining wall competition was 10th place. Cal Poly Pomona took second place, and the team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute finished in third. The GeoWall competitors wanted to make the wall retain as much soil as possible while the wall is subjected to tests such as having a five-pound weight dropped


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onto it, which simulates a seismic load. Binod Tiwari, Ph.D., an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and adviser to the CSUF student team, accompanied the students to Atlanta. “These guys made us proud,” Tiwari said of his students. Tiwari said the other teams were worried that they had to use more materials to keep their walls stable. By limiting the weight of their wall to about 4.7 grams, the CSUF team got a higher score from the judges. “Weight is the biggest component of the score,” Thurlo said. “And if you have over 13 grams of reinforcement, you actually get a negative number … Before we left, I was worried other schools were going to be lighter than us, but when we got there, everybody was way more than us.” Their final score was 169.2 out of a maximum of about 200; Cal Poly Pomona, the runner-up, had a score of 143. “It definitely helped that we were a lot lighter than the other teams, and a lot of them were very surprised that we were able to do that,” Thurlo said. Students also participated in other competitions Monday. The GeoPoster event invited students to present their research in a poster session, and the top six competitors are awarded a grant to further pursue their research. Sneda Upadhyaya, a graduate student studying civil engineering, competed in the 2013 and 2014 GeoPoster sessions, but did not finish in the top six. During the Geo-Congress, which took place from Feb. 23 to last Thursday, attendees also had the chance to attend workshops and

Courtesy of Binod Tiwari Cal State Fullerton team members hold their first-place trophy after winning the GeoWall competition during the 2014 Geo-Conference. Judges ranked the CSUF retaining wall as the best.

network with colleagues and professionals already in the field. Tiwari hosted a workshop titled “Involving Students in Geotechnical Research from Their Early Career.” “We get to meet people and basically fill out our network, but also you look at all those professionals presenting … and you also get to learn presentation skills,” Upadhyaya said. The conference also offered some less stressful events for students, such as a ping-pong tournament. “We were there for hours

playing ping-pong. We got third place in the ping-pong tournament,” Thurlo said. “It’s nothing compared to first in the nation (in the GeoWall competition).” For Wednesday, the final day of the conference, “Meet the Author” poster sessions gave attendees an opportunity to meet with professionals from across the United States who presented their own research. Thurlo said he appreciated the opportunity to meet with a researcher from the Los Angeles Department of Public Works and have

a one-on-one conversation with him that lasted roughly 10 minutes. “I found it very interesting because it was presented by a guy who I probably have met from an area where I have been,” he said. Thurlo said he hopes to return to the Geo-Congress in 2015 as a graduate student with CSUF after he graduates this year with a degree in civil engineering. As for the GeoWall competition, CSUF will have to relinquish the trophy if its team does not win again next year.

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MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Students share an umbrella while walking across campus Thursday. The heavy rain that occurred throughout Southern California caused an ROTC exercise involving Black Hawk helicopters to be delayed until April 18.

Rain delays helicopter training Wet weather forces ROTC to push back special exercises MIA MCCORMICK Daily Titan

Heavy rain on Friday kept two Black Hawk helicopters that were set to be used in Cal State Fullerton

ROTC exercises out of the air. The ROTC Titan Battalion officers waited anxiously for arrival confirmation of the Black Hawk helicopters that were set to land at the CSUF intramural field at approximately 10 a.m. The helicopters were delayed due to unsafe weather conditions. Word from

the pilots did not come until 11:30 a.m., when the battalion received confirmation that they would in fact not be making the trip to CSUF. A special instructional field training exercise for contracted ROTC cadets was planned to take place upon the Black Hawks’ arrival. The training has been postponed to April 18.

Dean Shari McMahan, Ph.D., will attend the rescheduled training, representing the College of Health and Human Development. Associate Dean Stephen Walk, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Jose Cruz, Ph.D., and CSUF alumnus First Lt. Nathan Hong, a pilot, will also attend.


NEWS Charity raises funds for autism

MARCH 3, 2014


DTBRIEFS Russia moves into Crimean Peninsula With troops from Russia and Ukraine standing toe-to-toe Sunday in Crimea, the interim Ukrainian prime minister said “there was a real possibility of armed conflict.” The Washington Post reported that Arseniy Yatsenyuk took office in Ukraine after pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown just over a week ago. He declared that the Russian military activity in Crimea, a peninsula situated in the southern region of Ukraine, could be seen as an act of war. Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Russia’s actions. “The people of Ukraine will not sit still for this,” Kerry said. “They know how to fight.” - DAVID COATS

Rain storms pelt Southern California The highly-anticipated rain storm that swept across the county will be moving on after this weekend, according to the Orange County Register. The majority of the county reported an average of two inches of rain as of noon Sunday, with some areas such as Upper Silverado Canyon recording seven inches of rain. All roads in Orange County were open Sunday afternoon after problems with mud and boulders on the Riverside side of Ortega Highway. At the rain’s peak, about 3,800 Southern California Edison customers experienced power outages Saturday. The National Weather Service predicted the skies would clear out by Monday. - CECILY MEZA

Court makes exception for phone maps A California appellate court ruled Thursday that checking a map on a cellphone does not break the state law that forbids the use of a cellphone while driving, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The decision reversed a conviction of a Fresno man who received a ticket from a California Highway Patrol officer. Steven Spriggs, 51, was issued the ticket in January 2012 for checking a map on his iPhone while he was stuck in traffic. He lost a challenge to the $165 ticket in traffic court, as well as Fresno County Superior Court. Spriggs took the case to an appellate court, and they ruled in his favor. - DAVID COATS



MARDI GRAS Continued from PAGE 1

He said they were chosen to be this year’s king and queen because “they’ve been really big supporters of not only this event, but with all of our events last year. Bruce was the mayor last year and Linda made it a point to always call, to share our events and to check up on us seeing if we ever needed anything.” Houser said the overall attendance was good, although it was hampered a bit by rain. The event was going to happen regardless of the weather and he fully expects to expand it even further next year, he said. “We just want everybody to know how tight this community is,” Houser said. Autism describes a spectrum of disorders characterized by communication difficulties and social impairments, according to the National Institute of Health. It is estimated that one in 88 American children has some form of autism.

MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan A child dressed as Buzz Lightyear, a character from Toy Story, takes part in the festivities during the fifth annual “Mardi Gras for Autism” event in downtown Fullerton Saturday.

The Whitakers and Houser both highlighted the importance of the event when it comes to getting information about autism out and making it available to the general public. Linda Whitaker said she loved “the whole idea of mixing Mardi Gras and autism and doing a fundraiser and making it fun for adults and

informational.” Andy Butterweck, a manager at HopScotch in downtown Fullerton, attended the event with his 4-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, for the first time this year, and they enjoyed the different attractions as well as the food offerings. From a business standpoint, he said the event benefits the restaurant by not only getting their

name out in the community, but most importantly letting the public know they care about and support charities like Fullerton Cares. “This is a great event and I wish everybody the best of luck who’s involved in it,” he said. “I hope that Larry is able to raise a bunch of money for his charity, for Fullerton Cares and keeps promoting the

awareness for autism.” The Mardi Gras for Autism event accomplished all three of these while providing a fun environment for families. Attendees were treated to performances by students from local dance studios and the circus club from Fullerton High School. For family entertainment, the Aquarium of the Pacific brought their “aquarium on wheels.” Additionally, the festival had a “sensory garden,” where children could safely get their hands on different items they typically may not have the chance to experience. Local restaurants, such as HopScotch and BJ’s Brewery, had booths offering different food selections. BJ’s Brewery even had special gluten-free pizza and pizookies, which are pizza-shaped cookies, available. A gluten-free diet is something some parents with children affected by autism have tried to help improve the symptoms, according to medical resource WebMD.

Provost leads CSUF symposium Speakers hope to make education more accessible SAMUEL MOUNTJOY Daily Titan

Cal State Fullerton hosted an educational symposium Thursday to examine how the university can better serve underrepresented students and improve access to education. The symposium, titled “Equity and Outcomes: Institutional Strategies for Improving Access and Success for Underrepresented Students,” focused on what can be done at the institution level to increase

student success. “For too long, the focus has been on the student as the unit of analysis to the exclusion of institutional responsiveness and responsibility,” said Dawn Person, a professor of educational leadership and director of the CSUF Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership, in a statement. Jose L. Cruz, Ph.D., the university provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Carol Lundberg, an associate professor of educational leadership and Valerie Cuevas, the director of external relations for The Education Trust-West, were featured speakers.

MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Provost Jose L. Cruz, Ph.D., speaks at a symposium for educators in the Titan Student Union Thursday. The event focused on improving access to education for underprivileged communities.

TSU to host job fair BUSINESS Continued from PAGE 1

The career fair will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the TSU Pavilions. The BICC organized the events and distributed the planning among the 23 active clubs. Neda Ghafourian, the vice president of administration of the council, said the efforts to plan the week have been more collaborative this year. “We designated each day to maybe about five or six

clubs and they pulled it off really well and come up with really great ideas, really creative out there,” Ghafourian said. Though the events are sponsored by the BICC, all students are encouraged to come and participate. Emeline Yong, the advisor for the BICC and assistant dean of Student Affairs for the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, said the week is not just for business students, but for the entire student body. Since “Business Madness” changed its name from

simply “Business Week” a few years ago, she hopes more students, especially non-business majors, will see it as more relevant and will take part in the activities. “It’s meant for everybody, though, because it is supported by ASI (Associated Students Inc.), it is open to all students,” Yong said. From the carnival to the closing event, Business Madness is a chance for students of all majors to get connected and see the world of business as an increasingly relevant field.

MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Members of the Business Interclub Council (BICC) encourage students to get involved in the upcoming festivities at the “opening carnival” for Business Madness week last Thursday.







Paying for a better plan

Beyond the Numbers The importance of the Chargers everything there is to know about the team and can name every player on the 53-man roster. Every Sunday during With the NFL offseason the NFL season, I wake up, in full effect, I had trouble play the Super Chargers coming up with a topic to Anthem on repeat, put on write about for this week. my No. 24 Ryan Mathews With not much for me to Chargers jersey and plop comment on for the next myself on the couch to few months, I thought watch my beloved team about discontinuing my play. column for the rest of the If we win, I celebrate by semester, but I’ve decid- going out to eat, proudly ed to dedicate this column wearing my jersey with my to off-the-field football chin held high. If we lose, I issues. immediately lock myself in I could have written my room and sleep the rest about Michael Sam, the of the day. first active openly gay playChildish? Maybe. er, regarding if or when he San Diego has nevgets drafted. However, I er been a city full of crafelt I could not give a dif- zy fans like Philadelphia. ferent side than what any We are often known as a reporter has told already. city full of bandwagoners Plus, his less than stellar who only support our team performance when we are The city, at the NFL winning. Combine has It’s true. disgraced by the made me less After years i n t e r e s t e d Filner debacle, of suffering in him from during the finally had a football Norv Turner standpoint. A.J. something to be and Then, a Smith era, light went off proud of and root the former in my head. head coach I was flip- for. The team and general ping through breathed new life manager, rechannels on spectively, it my television into the city. was difficult and eventufor fans to ally settled rally alongon watching Invincible, side the team. starring Mark Wahlberg With a new head coach as Vince Papale, a part- and general manager in time bartender who be- place, the Chargers became a walk-on for the gan the season with lackPhiladelphia Eagles in the luster play, but ended the 1970s. season on a hot streak and In the film, the city is de- eventually lost in the secpicted in ruins, with tough ond round of the NFL playliving conditions and many offs, a feat many analysts people on strike. Three of thought impossible comPapale’s close friends, in- ing into the year. cluding Tommy, were left During the final months without jobs. of the regular season and After Tommy heard the playoffs, the city supportnews that Papale made ed the team in a way I have the team, all his troubles never seen before. seemed to wash away. Games were sold out. In the scene, Papale Jerseys and T-shirts were asked Tommy if he is okay, sold out. and he replied with, “I am Businesses closed on now.” Sundays. That scene, that one line Every anchor in San of dialogue put the whole Diego news broadcasts role of an athlete in per- were wearing bolo ties, spective for me. made popular by the I can say I idolize my Chargers’ quarterback, favorite athletes. Seeing Philip Rivers. their physical prowess lead Todd Gloria, the interthem to a win or loss every im mayor after Bob Filner Sunday dictates whether resigned from office, desor not I am going to have a ignated the Friday before good day. their eventual playoff loss However, at times, the as Chargers day, encourimpact and influence of aging everyone to wear a professional athlete ex- Chargers apparel. tends much farther than The city, disgraced by that. the Filner debacle, finally The success of a city had something to be proud can oftentimes relate to of and root for. The team the success of its sports breathed new life into the teams. city. I was born in San Diego This is the power of a and can proudly say that sports team and their aththe most important thing letes. It’s not just about the in my life are the San Diego winning and losing, but Chargers. about giving people someI know almost thing to hope for. ADRIAN GARCIA for the Daily Titan

photo illustration by MARIAH CARRILLO/ Daily Titan Phone service plans should offer the same amount of variety the phones themselves offer.

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Companies like T-Mobile are a better option for students A smartphone is becoming more of a necessity and less of a luxury. But being able to pay for

the cellphone and the service needed for it is not the easiest task when on a budget. The average amount a student pays for a year of cellphone service is around $940—assuming students have the cheapest plans. That’s nearly a third of a semester’s worth of tuition here at Cal State Fullerton, and is certainly quite a lot to pay for such a small device. But nowadays connectivity is crucial to success, and

smartphones offer students connections to the web, email and apps that can be useful for their classes. The reason phones cost so much for students is because people need to agree to contracts to have the phone to begin with. Not only do students need to pay around $80 a month, but if they don’t continue to do so, they have to pay an early termination fee. Normally this fee is high enough to where it is not

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worth doing unless it is early enough in the contract’s life span. It is unfortunate that, until recently, most companies only offered two-year contracts for people looking to get a new phone. More companies are beginning to offer contract-less phone plans, which is good for students with a tighter budget. T-Mobile was infamous for being a two-year contract company but has now done away with contract style plans. The benefit of a contract-free plan is that the amount a person pays every year depends on how much he or she wants to pay. If a student finds themselves with less money in a given month, he or she can choose not to pay that month. This might cut the phone’s ability to make calls or access data on the go, but it can still access Wi-Fi when in range of it. Not only is there flexibility in these style of plans but they’re also generally cheaper. The cheapest T-Mobile plan is about $50. That would equate to $600 a year, a noticeable drop from $940. The $340 saved could cover the cost of a couple textbooks in a given year. Thanks to a new plan offered by T-Mobile that allows people to cut their current contract from another company in favor of one from T-Mobile, students won’t have to worry about the extra cost that normally comes with canceling a service plan before the two years are up. “It’s for all providers,” Monique Magana, 20, a T-Mobile sales representative said. “If you’re still in contract, you just have to start up a line here and then get a phone with us, trade in your device and then we’ll pay off the (reimbursement fee) up to $350.” This new plan is a relief for students who have other items to pay for. T-Mobile is not only paying for the user’s escape but also gives them money to buy a better phone, without charging extra at the end of the month. While T-Mobile must be paying a lot of money for their new program, in the long run, it will provide them with a profit unknown in the phone business. Others will be sure to follow, or at least decrease their rates.

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DETOUR Curtain draws for ‘Lies’

MARCH 3, 2014



Off-color humor comes to CSUF in Molière adaptation ZACK JOHNSTON Daily Titan

The Young Theatre opens its doors Friday for the second play of the spring season, The School For Lies. Based on The Misanthrope, Molière’s satire on French aristocratic society, The School For Lies is an off-color comedy set in 1666 France. The story follows the unlikely love affair between Celimene, a sassy widow in the throes of a lawsuit surrounded by unfulfilling suiters,

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and Frank, a traveler from England with a quick wit and a repugnance for modern society. Through a series of strategic lies, their love begins to inexplicably blossom as Frank becomes a constant in Celimene’s life. Playwright David Ives lends his clever and vulgar brand of humor to Molière’s classic piece to transform his adaptation into a raunchy, fast-paced comedy, while simultaneously making it suitable for today’s audiences. However, Ives preserves Molière’s original writing style of the play, which incorporates rhyming couplets. Graduate student and

director of last semester’s 12 Angry Jurors, Jeremy Lewis, returns this semester to direct The School For Lies. “(Audiences) can expect to be sore from a night of constant, side-splitting laughter … barely a line goes by in this fast paced farce that is not filled with smart, creative word play,” Lewis said in an interview with the Orange County Register. Lewis is thrilled to be working with such great material and hopes audiences appreciate the fresh take of Ives’ adaptation, which sets itself apart from the original. “Ives’ adaptation is witty, clever and surprisingly

relevant,” Lewis said. The production features an elaborate set designed by Meghan McCarthy and Jonathan Daroca, sound design by Harrison Haug, and 17th century costumes designed by Department of Theatre and Dance Chair, Bruce Goodrich. The two leading roles are played by senior Cheryl Ann Gottselig as Celimene, and senior Joseph Daniels as Frank. Gottselig appeared in Cal State Fullerton’s productions of Blythe Spirit and Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Daniels has previously appeared in 12 Angry Jurors and Metamorphoses. Senior Keaton Williams, who starred in productions

of Xanadu and Carousel, will play Philante, Frank’s only friend who contributes some lies of his own that drives the plot. Philante is also love stricken with Celimene’s cousin, Eliante, who is played by junior Emily Ruth James. Eliante creates more romantic complications as she also becomes enamored with Frank. Celimene’s “frenemy”, Arsinoe, becomes envious of Celimene and begins plotting her downfall. Arsinoe is played by junior Melissa Haygood, who appeared in 12 Angry Jurors and Carousel. A trio of ineligible suitors hover over Celimene during all the mischief.

Clitander (Nick Gardner), a dimwitted wealthy marquis, Acaste (Tyler Cass), the lovestruck simpleton and Oronte (Isaac Ybarra), the inadequate poet. Celimene’s short-tempered servant is played by Miguel Castellano. Castellano has also appeared in The Bachelor of Arts Showcase, Assassins. Tickets for The School For Lies can be purchased at the Clayes Performing Arts Center Box Office Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., by calling (657) 2783371 or via Arts/TheatreDance. The play will run March 7 through March 23.

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‘Gravity’ tops trophy count, scoring seven coveted awards MIA MCCORMICK Daily Titan

Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. As usual, the star-studded night was filled with spectacular performances including a first-time appearance to the Oscar stage by Bette Midler, performing her hit “The Wind Beneath My Wings,” during the In Memoriam tribute. Idina Menzel also graced the stage with a performance of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Frozen scored the award for Best Animated Feature.



“...may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” LUPITA NYONG’O Best Supporting Actress

Gravity won big in the technical department, picking up the Oscars for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing. The film also took home the Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Directing. Newcomer to the silver screen, Lupita Nyong’o, took home her first Oscar winning the award for Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years a Slave. She received a standing ovation as she took the stage to graciously accept the award. “When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid,” Nyong’o said in her acceptance speech. Best Actor in a Leading Role was awarded to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club and Best Actress in a Leading Role went to Cate Blanchett for her role in Blue Jasmine. Winning the night’s most coveted award, Best Picture, was 12 Years a Slave.

ELEONOR SEGURA / Daily Titan During the opening reception for the exhibit titled “You are What You Concede,” attendees observe art pieces constructed from recyclable materials. The exhibit is a collaboration by East Coast artist Amanda Pantenaude and West Coast artist Heather Bowling at CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana on Saturday, March 1.







DTBRIEFS Track & field team breaks three records Three Cal State Fullerton indoor track and field records were broken at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships. Freshman Destinee Brown broke her own school record by running the 60-meter dash in 7.40 seconds on Friday which qualified her for the finals on Saturday. Junior Taylor Frank also set a record at the meet. Her pentathlon score of 3,093 points broke the old record of 3,056 points set by Jessica Aguilera in February of this year. Tejera Dial broke the school record in the indoor one-mile run with a time of 5:06.95. The junior bested the previous record, set by Ana Valdovino earlier in the year, by nearly two full seconds. DAVID COATS

Titans off to Del Walker Invitational A two-day tournament at the Virginia Country Club awaits the CSUF men’s golf team. The Del Walker Invitational features 11 teams and kicks off Monday with the last round on Tuesday. The tournament, hosted by Long Beach State, is in its 18th year. The other teams in contention are Arizona, Colorado State, Cal State Northridge, Denver, Grand Canyon, Kansas State, Minnesota, UC Santa Barbara and Wichita State. The Titans placed fifth at the Jones Invitational in Somis, Calif., last weekend and will look to build on the performance. Junior Ryan Tetrault led the Titans with a 6-over-par score of 222 for the tournament. DAVID COATS

Women’s golf to compete in San Jose The Cal State Fullerton women’s golf team will compete in the second tournament this spring when it tees off Monday at the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational. The tournament is being held at Almaden Golf Course and Country Club in San Jose, and will run through Tuesday. The Titans begin the tournament ranked 84th in the nation according to the GolfStat rankings. The tournament will feature nine teams in the Top 100 with Oregon and UC Davis being the highest ranked teams at No. 20 and No. 35, respectively. In their first tournament of the year, the Jim West Invitational, the Titans finished fifth overall. DAVID COATS

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Early defensive lapse dooms Titans against Oregon State JOSEPH ANDERSON Daily Titan


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The Cal State Fullerton softball team allowed two unearned runs after two costly errors in a 5-2 loss to the visiting Oregon State Beavers on Thursday night at Anderson Family Field. Defense has not been a strength for the Titans this year, and their lapses in the field cost them again versus their foes from the Pac12 Conference. Holding opponents scoreless in the opening frame has also been a struggle for CSUF recently, and Thursday was no exception. After two Beavers reached base in the first inning, freshman Alexis Gonzalez laced a single up the middle before the ball found its way under the glove of CSUF freshman center fielder Delynn Rippy, allowing the first two runs of the game to score. The Titans were never able to come back from this early two-run deficit, as their offense faltered throughout the game. Despite getting runners in scoring position in five of the seven innings, Fullerton was not able to capitalize on their opportunities as they put forth one of their worst offensive

WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan Freshman Christina Washington labored through five and 1/3 innings on Thursday night against Oregon State, allowing five runs while striking out seven and walking three in the 5-2 loss. This was the lone game CSUF played in the tournament due to the severe weather.

performances of the season. Spotty defense struck Oregon State in the second inning after Titans sophomore first baseman Melissa Sechrest doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. She scored on an errant throw from Beavers catcher Kylie Padilla that brought her across the plate for the first CSUF run. The game remained tightly contested until the sixth inning, when the Beavers put together a rally that brought in three runs to effectively take the Titans out of the game. CSUF also ran into very tough competition in the circle in senior righthander Amanda Najdek, who pitched a complete game. Najdek only allowed

two unearned runs and five hits, and she collected 11 strikeouts. Freshman Christina Washington was in the circle for the Titans, where she pitched 5.1 innings and allowed just three earned runs, but five overall. She recorded a career-high seven strikeouts while walking three on the evening. Washington left the bases loaded after recording just one out in the sixth inning, but sophomore Jasmine Antunez came in relief to end the rally and keep the Titans within striking distance. CSUF attempted to rally in the bottom of the seventh when senior catcher Ariel Tsuchiyama drove in fellow senior Lauren Mario with a single to right field, but that was all the Titans offense could muster as

junior Eliza Crawford grounded out to second base to end the game. The game was the opener of five games in the Long Beach/Cal State Fullerton Tournament, but severe weather issues cancelled the remaining four scheduled games for all teams. The Titans were set to play the Louisville Cardinals and Northwestern Wildcats Friday evening, and the Nevada Wolf Pack and Illinois Fighting Illini Saturday night. Next, they will play Tuesday at 6 p.m. when Loyola University-Illinois visits Anderson Family Field. CSUF still has two tournaments left before entering conference play. They will host both the Judi Garman Classic

Tournament from March 6 through March 9 and the Titan Classic Tournament from March 14 through March 15. With Big West Conference play upcoming, the Titans will look for more consistency from the team as a whole. While they have defeated two nationally-ranked opponents, they have also dropped multiple games to teams with below-average records, which has contributed to their 11-7 record. There is still time to get more consistent offense and defense from the team, but Head Coach Kelly Ford will likely use those two areas as key points of emphasis going forward. For more information on the CSUF softball team and all Titan Athletics, go to

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A raucous Titan crowd played an integral role in the victory, loudly cheering on its team from start to finish. “Beat the Beach” chants persisted throughout the entire game, and the Titans did just that. The spirit and passion from the crowd did not go unnoticed by the team. “To have that type of crowd, that type of atmosphere ... it was excellent,” Taylor said. “I thought our guys used it as fuel to help keep themselves going.” The Titans will have its final home game of the year next Thursday as it hosts Big West Conference leader

UC Irvine. The Anteaters feature 7-foot-6 freshman Mamadou Ndiaye, who leads the Big West in blocks with 3.1 per game. Although CSUF fell to UCI earlier in the season 72-54, the Titans are coming into the game with confidence, having won four of their last six games. “I definitely think we’re rolling right now,” Williams said. “Those games were games that we let go and definitely beat ourselves. Instead of playing them, we beat ourselves. We can definitely figure out a way to get it done.” For more information on the CSUF men’s basketball team and all Titan Athletics, go to

WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan Steve McClellan sizes up the Long Beach defender before driving into the paint for a layup attempt on Saturday.


WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan Marquis Horne was able to maneuver past the Long Beach defense to the tune of 18 points. The Titans were able to use a big second half run to pull away from their rivals to the west.


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Titans pitching staff shuts down potent Oregon offense DAVID COATS Daily Titan

A three-game sweep of the No. 9 Oregon Ducks over the weekend pushed the No. 5 Titans’ overall record to 7-3, giving them a season-long winning streak of four games. Game 1 The game Friday night saw an offensive explosion by the Titans as they collected 14 hits and crossed the plate nine times in the victory. Sophomore pitcher Thomas Eshelman tossed eight shutout innings, giving up just two hits while striking out seven and issuing only one walk. The victory improved Eshelman’s record this season to 2-0 and dropped his earned run average to 2.05. The Titans’ offense was led by junior third baseman Matt Chapman as he went 2-for-4 with a threerun home run in the third inning.

Junior J.D. Davis added two runs batted in of his own. Junior outfielder Austin Diemer and senior catcher Jared Deacon each added an RBI in the game. Oregon’s starting pitcher Tommy Thorpe lasted only 5.1 innings in the loss giving up seven runs. Six of them were earned on eight hits as Thorpe struck out three batters and walked one. Oregon managed to score twice in the game, with both runs coming in the ninth inning when junior Kyle Garlick’s double drove in sophomore Mitchell Tolman and senior Tyler Baumgartner. Game 2 The game Saturday afternoon was much more closely contested as the Titans emerged victorious by a score of 3-2. Sophomore Justin Garza took the hill for the Titans and gave up two runs on six hits while striking out four and walking none. His record now stands at 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA. The Titans struck early in the game, plating two runs in the second inning on a single by Diemer that scored Deacon and

WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan Sophomore Thomas Eshelman and the Titans pitching staff overwhelmed the Oregon offense all weekend en route to their three game sweep. CSUF will look to stay hot next weekend when they take on the Baylor Bears in Waco, Texas for another three game series.

freshman second baseman Taylor Bryant. The Ducks tied the game by getting an RBI single in the third inning and stealing home in the fourth. Senior Connor Hofmann scored in the third on a single by senior Aaron Payne, and Garlick stole home as part of a double-steal in the fourth. For the next four innings, the teams were locked in a pitcher’s duel. Neither team was able to get a man on base until Chapman singled in the ninth inning. He would score the winning run

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later in the inning on a sacrifice fly by senior Greg Velazquez. Junior Koby Gauna pitched the bottom of the ninth and recorded his first save of the season. Game 3 The game Sunday was another nail biter, with the Titans once again claiming victory by a single run. The final score of 5-4 was the third one-run victory of the season for CSUF. Junior Grahamm Wiest started the game on the mound for the Titans and

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sophomore catcher A.J. Kennedy. Senior infielder Keegan Dale picked up an RBI with a ground out that scored sophomore second baseman Jake Jefferies. Kennedy crossed the plate later in the inning when sophomore first baseman Tanner Pinkston singled to tie the game. Davis hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, which gave the Titans a lead they would not surrender. The Titans will be back in action on Friday when they start a three-game series with Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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fanned three over five innings while giving up three runs, two of which were earned, on four hits and two walks. Oregon started scoring in the first inning, getting a run from Payne when he scored on a ground out to first by Baumgartner. They added another run in the second when Garlick scored on a ground out by junior Shaun Chase. The Titans rallied in the fourth inning, scoring three runs to tie the game. Junior Clay Williamson got things started when he scored on a double by

The Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball team rallied to beat Long Beach State 71-55 Saturday at Walter Pyramid. The Titans (11-16, 7-7 Big West) suffered a blowout loss to Cal State Northridge Thursday but didn’t let that poor performance carry over into Saturday. Despite the loss, not all was negative. The Titans clinched their spot in the Big West Conference Tournament on Thursday. The 49ers (15-13, 7-7 Big West) traded baskets with the Titans early in the game. The Titans failed to make a field goal over a seven-minute stretch in the first half. A three-pointer by junior guard Alex Sanchez propelled the 49ers to a 10-point lead over the Titans at the 7:26 mark. Two layups by junior forward Kathleen Iwuoha and a three-pointer by freshman guard Samantha Logan cut the deficit to three. The 49ers rallied again later, leading the Titans 32-23 at the 1:29 mark after a layup by junior guard Hallie Meneses. A pair of free throws by senior guard Alex Thomas cut the deficit to 32-25 for the Titans heading into halftime. The Titans wanted to be aggressive in the second half. They have trailed at halftime and had comeback victories a few times this season.

Their most recent upset victory coming over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where they trailed by five at halftime. “We talked about staying confident and staying aggressive,” Head Coach Daron Park said in an interview with F u l ler t onTit a n s .c om . “We wanted to change the tempo in the second half and we knew that they would be tired and we would be also, but the kids jumped into it right away and with us getting some stops early it really fueled us.” Iwuoha took over for the Titans in the second half. She scored nine of the Titans’ first 12 points in the half.

“We wanted to change the tempo in the second half and we knew they would be really fueled us.” DARON PARK Titan Head Coach

Logan made a three-pointer, and Iwuoha followed with a layup to give the Titans their first lead in the game at the 10:06 mark. Freshman guard Raven Benton led a run for the 49ers, and they regained a five-point lead. A Logan three-pointer

and free throws from junior guard Chante Miles brought the game back to a tie. Thomas made a three-pointer at the 5:56 mark and from then on the Titans took over the game. The 49ers scored their last points on a Sanchez jumper at the 3:18 mark but still trailed the Titans by four. The Titans went on a 12-0 run to finish the game. Iwuoha and Thomas scored nine of those 12 points to seal the win against their archrivals. Iwuoha led all scorers with a career-high 25 points and a game-high 12 rebounds to record her fifth double-double of the season. In the Titans’ previous matchup with the 49ers they shot a school record 41 three-pointers. The game plan was different this time. “She’s a huge part of what we’re doing like everybody else and yesterday we talked about having an inside presence with these guys,” Park said. “The last time we shot way too many threes and this time we made an effort to get her the ball and she responded.” The Titans had four players in double figures compared to just two for the 49ers. Miles only shot 9 percent from the field but had five steals to contribute to the victory. The Titans finish their regular season this week, traveling to UC Irvine on Thursday and hosting Hawai’i for Senior Night on Saturday. For more information on the CSUF women’s basketball team and all Titan Athletics, go to


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