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Fourth student charged in attack Former Fullerton College athlete accused of assault MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan
A fourth Fullerton College student was charged Monday with two felonies in connection with an August assault on a Cal State Fullerton basketball player. Malcolm Postell is now a co-defendant with Ahmad Muse, Terrence Lange and Sean Duncan-Wills. Muse, Lange and Postell have played football for Fullerton College. The four are accused of beating Joseph Boyd, a freshman forward on the CSUF basketball team, after they left a party in the University House Fullerton apartment complex. Fullerton Police Department officers obtained surveillance footage from University House showing several men attacking Boyd. SEE ASSAULT, 3
Retelling legends as concept art Begovich exhibit is frighteningly captivating MICHAEL CHEN Daily Titan
From a stuffed purple squirrel to the giant Bigfoot dropping, the plain white and red “Hearsay” logo on the front wall is about the only thing that won’t send chills down your spine as you browse the numerous paintings currently residing in the Begovich Gallery. Cal State Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery is hosting an art exhibit based on urban legends titled “Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends.” Wendy Sherman, a student at Cal State Fullerton, is an avid art fan and co-curator for the exhibit. “The exhibition is artists interpreting urban legends. The point was not to illustrate the legends but an interpretation, so we asked the artists to choose a legend that had personal meaning … that they had maybe heard growing up,” Sherman said. “We just didn’t want an illustration.”
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Photos by ART LEMUS / For the Daily Titan Junior Matt Chapman paced the Titans offense with his two hits and two runs batted in against the UCLA Bruins on Tuesday night. CSUF has now won three of four going into its weekend matchup with Big West foe UC Santa Barbara. The Titans will look to improve their standing in the Big West Conference as they currently sit in third.
Titans take their revenge Titans defeat Bruins, who ended their big 2013 season JOSEPH ANDERSON Daily Titan
The Titan baseball team defeated the 2013 National Champion UCLA Bruins 4-3 on Saturday night at Goodwin Field. To make the win even sweeter, Cal State Fullerton got revenge on the very team that ended its season less than a year ago during the Super Regionals on the same field. “We beat the defending national champions who last year left us with a sad feeling,” CSUF Head Coach Rick Vanderhook said. “As of right now it’s a win, and we’ll take every win we can get.”
CSUF had one of its most balanced efforts on Tuesday, scoring four runs on six hits while having no defensive miscues in the field for only the 10th time this year. Junior third baseman Matt Chapman was again the star of the show on offense, going two for four at the plate, driving in two runs while also scoring one. “I’m definitely seeing the ball and feeling confident at the plate,” Chapman said. “They took away what we wanted to do last year and they knocked us out of contention for a ring in Omaha, so it definitely feels good to reclaim home turf again.” The pitching was not as dominant as Titans fans have become accustomed to, but it was enough to pull out the victory in the end. Six pitchers were used on the night, none of them
throwing more than 2 1/3 innings. Tyler Peitzmeier didn’t stick around long for the Titans after getting the start, as his struggles on the hill continued with a 1 2/3 inning performance where he allowed three hits and gave up a run. Freshman Chad Hockin entered the game with the bases loaded in the second inning and promptly ended the threat with an inning-ending groundout to Chapman. Hockin ran into trouble in the third inning, allowing a base hit and hitting a batter before a sacrifice bunt put the UCLA runners on second and third. This prompted another pitching change.
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The Titans celebrate their 4-3 win over the visiting UCLA Bruins.
ASI President Latif to pass the torch Harpreet Bath to continue ASI strategic plan KYLE NAULT Daily Titan
After a year of working together on the Associated Students Inc. executive staff, President Rohullah Latif will start passing the torch to president-elect and Chief Governmental Officer Harpreet Bath in the upcoming weeks as the newly elected 2014-2015 ASI administration prepares to take office. “Transition is important, and when you don’t have a good transition during the year, it’s evident and people can tell,” Latif said. “This year Harpreet has been part of our staff … and I know he’s going to move forward with the strategic plan.” Bath worked with Latif and others to create a specific strategic plan for ASI that emphasized different
MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan ASI president-elect Harpreet Bath (left) currently serves as chief governmental officer for President Rohullah Latif (right). He assumes the post of president next semester.
methods to bring unity to campus. Bath said this plan will continue to move forward as he intends to accomplish the goals laid out in their plan. “We want to be able to make sure that the overall
goal of the plan is to give a strategic mission to ASI in the coming five years,” Bath said. “Situations change, you know; things might change for the plan as something that can kind of be customized to those situations.”
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Although Bath anticipates challenges, he does not expect anything to surprise him. “Of course there’s things that come out of the blue, but I’ve had the opportunity to see (Latif and ASI Vice President Jonathan Leggett)
in action,” he said. “I think that my approach is a little different. Every leader is different … what I really want to focus on, within ASI, is making sure that we go back to advocating on everyday issues that our students face.” For the new ASI chief, everyday issues include not having enough space on campus for studying and events, a limited number of course offerings and malfunctioning elevators. “Personally, I have full faith in Harpreet, Badal and the next staff,” Latif said. “I hope he does more things that I didn’t do and I couldn’t do.”
Student Success Fee Recently, the two served as voting members on the Student Fee Advisory Committee (SFAC), which passed the $181 success fee.
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Bath voted against this fee as a member of the SFAC, and he will now have to implement it during his term. “Serving on the committee, all the other titles, you put them away because you’re a student representative appointed by the ASI President to best represent our students,” he said. “At that one particular vote I personally didn’t feel comfortable voting for it … but that doesn’t mean the process wasn’t the right thing.” As Student Success Initiative survey results revealed, many students were upset about certain money allotments for specific areas, including athletic facilities and programs. “Overall, I’m an advocate for athletics just because it brings that entire different viewpoint
when it comes to university,” Latif said. “To me, I felt that it was a great decision to go and help athletics out at a time when they need it.” Because Bath was involved at all steps in the fee consultation process, Latif said his successor will be able to hold everyone accountable in making sure the fee allotments go where they are supposed to. “What we are doing right now is we’re creating an accountability measure to make sure that the student success fee initiative, it goes where it needs to go,” Latif said. He also said ASI plans to create bylaws in the upcoming weeks to create an even more structured framework for students to see how money is being spent. Bath’s administration will help implement the planned improvements from the new fee starting in the fall 2014 semester.
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MARIAH CARRILLO / Daily Titan Rohullah Latif (left) and Harpreet Bath (right) both contributed input on the Associated Students Inc. strategic plan, which will be implemented over the next four years.
Psychology Day to host skeptic author Day-long events will showcase student psychology research SAMUEL MOUNTJOY Daily Titan
This year’s Psychology Day will focus on science and morality and will host alumnus Michael Shermer, Ph.D., founder of Skeptic magazine, as the main speaker. The day’s events will feature student research poster presentations and contests as well as workshops hosted by experts in the field. Psychology Day will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Titan Student Union Tuesday. It is a chance for students to showcase their research and learn more about what their selected field may have in store for them whether in graduate school or a career, said Margaret Rosales, an organizer with Psi Chi, the psychology honor society. “This is the most anticipated event for psychology majors, so we want to have a topic that was of interest to them, but we also want them to know what resources are available,” she said. This year’s theme is “science, morality and improving the human condition.” “Science and morality is one of the current trends in psychology,” Shermer said. “So, because it’s something that’s really popular right now with psychology we felt that our students
should be aware of it and they should know the latest information and the research about it.” Shermer, who graduated in 1978 with a M.A. in experimental psychology, is the publisher of quarterly science advocacy magazine Skeptic magazine, the executive director of the Skeptic’s Society and monthly columnist for Scientific American magazine. He taught psychology, evolution and the history of science for 20 years at three different southern California colleges and has taught Skepticism 101: How
“This is the most anticipated event for psychology majors, so we want to have a topic that was of interest to them, but we also want them to know what resources are available.” MARGARET ROSALES Psi Chi Honor Society
to think like a scientist as an adjunct professor at Chapman University since 2011. In his latest book, The Believing Brain, which his website calls his magnum opus, he synthesizes 30 years of research on why people believe in a higher power.
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Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “In this book Dr. Shermer is interested in more than just why people believe weird things, or why people believe this or that claim, but in why people believe anything at all,” according to his website. Shermer has appeared on Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Colbert Report and other shows. Also speaking will be Elizabeth Davis, an assistant professor of psychology at UC Riverside who will discuss a biopsychosocial approach to emotion regulation in childhood. She researches how emotion regulation relates to adaptive and maladaptive outcomes in childhood, according to her UC Riverside biography. Her work aims to identify strategies children can use to alleviate negative emotion. Davis also hopes to identify the mechanisms responsible for effective emotion regulation to explain regulation strategies that relieve negative emotion and distress.
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A Fullerton math teacher at Nicholas Junior High School was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting and sending sexual text messages to three male students. Melissa Nicole Lindgren, 28, is facing multiple felony charges of assaulting boys between the ages of 13 and 15, the Orange County district attorney’s office said in a statement. Lindgren was first arrested on Feb. 21 after one of the victims came forward, which led to the Fullerton Police Department initial investigation. Lindgren faces a maximum sentence of 16 years and four months in a state prison if convicted, prosecutors said. Lindgren is on $100,000 bail and will appear in court Wednesday morning. - GUSTAVO VARGAS
Internet bug compromises popular sites The newly discovered Internet bug Heartbleed is a force to be reckoned with, according to the New York Times. Internet users are advised to change all their passwords and temporarily avoid sites that have been deemed vulnerable. Some of the sites that have been identified as vulnerable include Yahoo.com, Tumblr.com, Eventbrite.com and Flickr.com. Heartbleed is due to a fault in OpenSSL, a commonly used protocol that is used to protect usernames, passwords and sensitive information. Most sites that start with https:// use OpenSSL to encrypt their data. Some sites, including Google.com, CitiBank. com and Amazon.com, have been identified as not vulnerable. - SASHA BELANI
Fire engulfs apartments in Anaheim A fire consumed an unfinished apartment building in Anaheim Tuesday morning, causing an estimated $2 million in damage, according to the Orange County Register. The cause of the fire and point of origin are still under investigation. No one was injured. Construction workers on site had evacuated safely from the building before the firefighters had arrived. The fire was reported at 8:30 a.m. at a construction site near West Lincoln Avenue and North Crescent Way. It took over an hour for firefighters to contain the flames that scorched a decal on a fire engine 40 feet away. - SASHA BELANI
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NEWS Additional student charged in beating APRIL 9, 2014
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TIMELINE August 22: Joseph Boyd and his girlfriend arrive at a party
August 23: A group of men makes advances towards Boyd’s girlfriend
August 23: Boyd is attacked by several men while leaving the party, suffering a concussion
August 28: Ahmad Muse and Sean Duncan-Wills are charged with crimes
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According to the police report the footage showed, at about 1:15 a.m. on the night of the assault, as Boyd, accompanied by his girlfriend and other friends, stood near an elevator, a group of men approached the elevator and began arguing with Boyd. The main suspect, who Head Coach Tim Byrnes identified as Muse, punched Boyd in the face as he was looking away. As his friends attempted to hold the attackers back, Boyd stood near the elevator
August 30: Terrence Wesley Lange is charged with assault
September 4: Muse posted bail at $50,000
and raised his hands in what police described as a gesture to say he did not want to fight. Despite this, a second suspect, later identified as Lange, sucker punched Boyd in the right side of his head as he was looking away, causing his head to slam against a wall and collapse, possibly knocking him unconscious. As Boyd tried to get up, a third suspect, later identified as Duncan-Wills, struck him in the spine. While he tried to stand again, a fourth suspect punched him on the left side of the head, resulting in his head hitting the elevator frame and possibly knocking him unconscious again.
September 7: The most recent game where Malcolm Postell was listed as a FJC football player
October 11: Duncan-Wills posted bail at $25,000
December 14:. Muse played in FJC’s final football game of the season
September 12: Lange posted bail at $25,000
Shortly afterward, Boyd’s friends got in an elevator and fled the scene. Police observance of other cameras notes the four main suspects left together, and two of them were seen laughing and high-fiving one another. In the police reports compiled as officers were investigating the case, one officer interviewed Postell, who said he was in the Los Angeles area with his girlfriend at the time the assault took place. He also noted Postell did not match the description of the fourth suspect. However, the same officer interviewed a witness who identified Postell as one of the men who attacked Boyd.
April 7: Postell was added as a co-defendant and charged with assault
June 30: Preliminary hearing for defendants
Postell is no longer listed on the football team roster for the Fullerton College Hornets. He was on the team as recently as Sept. 7, when the Hornets defeated Long Beach City College in their first game of the season, but he did not play in that game, according to game results on the Hornets’ website. The pre-trial disposition hearing for the four defendants was deferred to June 4. A preliminary hearing, where it will be determined if there is enough evidence to proceed with the trial, is scheduled for June 30. Muse’s attorney declined to comment.
Giving education to all Dean of College of Education stresses need to train future teachers REBECCA HARDMAN Daily Titan
Courtesy of Jacob Teepen Jacob Teepen performed 45 consecutive back handsprings in October, which was confirmed as a Guinness World Record in January.
Teen to try more records Troy High student will make two mile-long runs while carrying partner MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan
Troy High School junior Jacob Teepen broke a world record in October, and now he wants to earn two more on April 19. Teepen broke the previous Guinness World Record of 42 consecutive handsprings among male competitors and 44 overall by performing 45 back handsprings at the Fullerton Golf Course. “Originally, I thought that the title of a world record holder is cool and all, but I wanted something bigger,” Teepen said. “I wanted to be a multi-record holder. And I had such a great experience last time, I decided ‘why not? You know what, let me go for more.’” After searching for other records to break, he settled on running a mile while holding a partner. Teepen will run a mile with his girlfriend and fellow Troy student, Sofia Bayliss, riding piggyback. Then, after a 30-minute break, he’ll attempt the same feat holding her on his shoulders in a fireman’s carry. “I noticed that these records looked fun, they looked doable for me with a little training, and it was something that I could involve with me and my girlfriend,” he said. Because Bayliss is lighter than Teepen, she will wear about 45 pounds of additional weight using vests and other equipment to comply with the Guinness requirement that competitors carry a partner of equal or greater weight. The equipment initially posed a problem, because it changed Bayliss’ center of gravity and made her more difficult to carry properly.
Teepen said he has become accustomed to it and is confident in his ability to break both records. “I don’t think it will (be a problem),” Bayliss said. “We’ve been practicing and it’s turned out great.” Bayliss and Teepen train at least three times a week, with each session lasting about 45 minutes. For the piggyback race, Teepen said he recorded his time during a practice run, which came out to be about 12 minutes and 10 seconds, which is 37 seconds faster than the current record set by Ashrita Furman in 2010 in New York. To have adequate evidence for Guinness, Teepen’s friends will document his attempts and send in video recordings. “My friends were very involved with me in my last record attempt,” Teepen said. “So their reaction was not so much as surprise; my friends’ reaction was that ‘alright, let’s do it,’ and they’re very supportive of me.” Teepen, a Whittier resident, spent eight years as a gymnast and is currently active in Troy’s track and field team and the Navy Junior ROTC program. He said he hopes to attend the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, UCLA or the University of Michigan and study astrophysics and computer science. He said he wants to be a military pilot, but after advancing in that field, he wants to achieve his ultimate goal of becoming an astronaut. “Astronauts must know their ship inside and out,” he said. “That’s why I would like astrophysics and computer science.” Parents Jackie and Jeremy Teepen helped organize and fund the event and get the word out, as they did with their son’s first record attempt in October. Teepen has scheduled his record attempts at 9 a.m. April 19 on the outdoor track at El Dorado High School in Placentia.
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) members gathered Tuesday at the Ruby Gerontology Center to talk about the newest college at Cal State Fullerton, the College of Education. Dean Claire Cavallaro, Ph.D. presented to OLLI members about the various educational departments, centers and programs available for students who want to pursue careers in education, research and teaching. The College of Education provides students with valuable resources, educational programs and centers, she said. Their educational programs provide mentoring, advising and counseling to teacher candidates and
students who are pursuing a career in education. “Although Cal State Fullerton had teacher preparation programs from its very beginning in 1957, teacher preparation programs and other education preparation programs were always included in other colleges until 2004,” Cavallaro said. There are five education departments within the college: Educational Leadership, Elementary and Bilingual Education, Reading Education, Secondary Education and Special Education. “Our students have many different needs, this includes special learning needs, as well as students with different language backgrounds, different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We want to make sure that all of those students have the best education possible,” Cavallaro said. “Every student deserves to have an excellent teacher. We want to make sure that we are preparing teachers
REBECCA HARDMAN / Daily Titan Claire Cavallaro, Ph.D., the dean of the College of Education, emphasized her goal of making sure every student has an excellent teacher.
to meet the needs of all those students.” The College of Education also offers many programs for students; such as Teaching and Administrative Services Credentials, Master of Science in Education, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and an online program in Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology, Cavallaro said. The Academic Centers of Excellence at the College of Education include: Catalyst Center, Center for Autism, Center for Maximizing Impact, Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL), Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center and SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union for Creativity and Critical Thinking. The Catalyst Center, Cavallaro said, brings science and math education experts from the campus together to improve teaching and learning in those fields from preschool to graduate education. The Center for Autism is a centre that strives to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families by emphasizing research, teaching, clinical service and community involvement. The SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union for Creativity and Critical Thinking encourages partnerships between local schools and collaboration between teachers to prepare students for developing important knowledge and skills. The College of Education’s Strategic Plan aims to encourage leadership skills in learners that can be implemented towards an “ever-changing, diverse and digital world.” The collaboration between teachers, students and faculty, fosters learning, research and partnerships within an academic environment. Community involvement and OLLI members play pivotal roles in the College of Education, said Judy A. Smith, a member of OLLI and the CSUF Collaboration Committee. “We are very, very excited about the opportunity to be able to serve the college,” Smith said.
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Science of the Impossible Procrastination not your fault GUSTAVO VARGAS Daily Titan
This semester, I have done a good job of making sure I keep up with assignment due dates and maintaining a schedule so I don’t fall behind or have one of those days where sleep isn’t involved. I usually have trouble starting or sticking to many things. Many times, I find myself staring blankly at what is in front of me for no apparent reason when I could be doing something constructive. This is a problem I don’t really understand, but I’m sure I am not the only one. I started to write this week’s article later than I usually do, and the reason is simple: Procrastinating is easy.
The idea behind this research is that our ancestors should have favored seeking immediate rewards when tomorrow was not guaranteed for them. Procrastination is defined as the action of delaying or postponing something, and it indeed is a hideous act. Until recently, most people just equated procrastinators with being lazy or unmotivated (which they still might be, I suppose) but recent research suggests that procrastination along with impulsivity are genetically linked. This suggests the two traits have similar evolutionary origins. The research was presented in the journal Psychological Science and it gives the notion that the two traits stem from our ability to successfully pursue and juggle goals. Daniel Gustavson, a psychological scientist of the University of Colorado Boulder, said “Everyone procrastinates at least sometimes, but we wanted to explore why some people procrastinate more than others and why procrastinators seem more likely to make rash actions and act without thinking.” Perhaps procrastinators make impulsive decisions simply because they are always short on time. I know that’s usually the case for me.
He goes on to say “Answering why that’s the case would give us some interesting insights into what procrastination is, why it occurs, and how to minimize it.” This is something interesting to look into because it’s a problem that usually plagues most people. It can be especially frustrating for college students who have a lot on their plates. The idea behind this research is that our ancestors should have favored seeking immediate rewards when tomorrow was not guaranteed for them, meaning that procrastination must be a more recent human development. This is often because, in today’s world, we are a bit more certain of tomorrow than our ancestors were, which lead us to believe we have more time, and that it’s okay to put things off. Hence procrastination is born. What that suggests about people who procrastinate more often than others is that they logically would also be more impulsive. Studies in the past have looked at the relationship between the two things but have yet to determine what exactly causes this behavior. One of the most effective ways to try and understand traits such as these is by studying twins. Identical twins who share 100 percent of their genes often display more behavioral similarities than non-twin siblings. Researchers use this in an attempt to witness the relationship between genetic and environmental influences on certain behaviors, in this case procrastination and impulsivity. In Gustavson’s study, he and his colleagues gathered 181 identical-twin pairs and 166 fraternal-twin pairs who then took many surveys that would allow the researchers to gauge their tendencies toward procrastination and impulsivity, as well as their ability to set and maintain goals. What they found is that procrastination, along with impulsivity, is heritable. They also found that there appears to be no genetic influences unique to either trait alone. What they think their findings suggests is that, genetically speaking, procrastination is an evolutionary byproduct of impulsivity. Procrastination is a word all college students know too well and finding out more about it is key to helping us get rid of such an awful habit that gets in the way of our set goals; however, for some people it simply is laziness.
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The new UCSB resolution could hurt student learning Academic regulations and policies usually stem from within the walls of government body meetings that create a rift in the student population who most often strongly oppose those rules. A prime example of this can be seen from the protests that have sprouted against the student success fee. A resolution was passed at UC Santa Barbara that is going to make it mandatory for professors to issue trigger warnings to its students. The trigger warnings will serve as a cautionary memo, included in the syllabi, that will let students know which lecture days will feature a sensitive or controversial topic, video or reading that might trigger physical or emotional distress. Should students feel that they would not be able to handle a lecture that discusses pornography, sexual assault or explicit violence, they would be excused by their professors with no penalty for their absence. This resolution was not passed by the school administration, but strangely enough, was passed by the student senate. Which, as the name suggests, is composed of students. It seems strange that students would create something like this, when the consequence of abusing this system is damaging student education. The same students that the Senate is supposed to be looking out for. The possibility of abuse is one of the problems that comes with these trigger warnings. It won’t be the case where every single
MIKE TRUJILLO / Daily Titan Trigger warnings in syllabi is open to abuse from students that don’t want to show up to class.
student abuses these trigger warnings. But what is really stopping someone from saying a lecture is offensive to them simply because sleeping in an extra hour sounds better than attending class. Some students have mastered the art of lying to get out of attending class and completing assignments. Even if the resolution is currently advisory, this attempted legislation should be cautiously examined. As it currently stands it is an excused attendance day simply for saying the material is offensive is too open to be taken advantage of. There are those who could have legitimate reasons to miss out on such lectures, such as students who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These are special cases that
require individual arrangements with professors, but the UCSB resolution does not solely apply to students with PTSD. Another complication is the vast amount of room for debate in this resolution that rests in the blurred definition of what is controversial and what would trigger distress for the students. What might truly offend one is perfectly acceptable for another student. Would there be a scale for warnings that represent the severity or explicitness of the content, and who will determine what constitutes as such? There must be a definite and clear consensus to what would cause discomfort, or else professors run the risk of over broadening and rendering their lectures meaningless out of
fear of offending. It limits professors abilities to teach effectively and students ability to learn. Materials and topics that challenge the mind are an essential part of higher education as well as defining a person’s beliefs as an adult. University courses are meant to encourage students to confront sensitive issues and discuss them with an open mind. If nothing else, they broaden horizons and provide alternative world views. “Trigger warnings” promote an education culture that is overprotective, touchy and hypersensitive. Requiring professors to excuse students from such enriching lectures and assignments is the antithesis of that. It does not improve education but hinders it.
The gender pay gap needs to end GINA VAN STRATTEN Daily Titan
Women continue to get paid less than men in the United States Although recent focus has been heavily placed on female empowerment, the reality is women still only earn 77 cents for each dollar that a man earns. Women are projected to account for 51 percent of the total labor force in the United States by 2018, according the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet they still aren’t getting equal pay. Statistics like these are depressing. However, this significant gender pay gap is more than just a statistic, it has real-life consequences. The White House released
an image that illustrates the effect that the gender pay gap has on women. Because of the pay gap, a woman working full time in the United States will lose $431,000 over the course of her professional life, according to the illustration. What is more astonishing than that incredibly high number is what women could do with that money they so rightfully deserve. With that money, a woman would be able to buy a house, put two kids through college at a public school, buy 21,900 gallons of gas and feed a family of four for 6.4 years. This gap and loss is even greater for minority women. Black women and Latina women earn even less compared to a man, according to the White House website. In a new state-by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families, it found that there are more than 15 million U.S. households led by women,
and a third of them live in poverty. This means that 5 million households led by women are living in poverty. Women are hindered because of the pay gap, and it is time that something is done about it. This dispute over the pay gap has been a long time coming. In 1963, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, which prohibits employers from paying an equally skilled female employee less than that of her opposite sex counterpart. The law seems great on paper, but it has been 51 years and the “equal” part still seems to be lacking. The Obama administration recognizes this downfall and has proposed acts that will work to eliminate the gender pay gap. The Senate is to vote this week on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act, to make it almost impossible for employers
to discriminate against women. President Barack Obama supports the bill that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act, and has called on Congress to pass it. The issue of the pay gap is important for the United States as a whole. The World Economic Forum released a 2013 Global Gender Gap Report and found the United States ranks a measly 67th when it comes to equal pay among men and women for substantially similar work. The United States aims to come out on top in all other aspects of global stance, and it is time equal pay for women becomes one of those aspects. Obama was right in placing so much emphasis on eliminating the gender pay gap for the 2014 elections. Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem that continues to rip off American women.
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Ethan hawkes / Daily Titan Nickelodeon Studios and the Cal State Fullerton Art Department have been working in conjunction since January to set up a multimedia gallery inspired by the Nickelodeon network’s animated television series, Sanjay and Craig. Some of the art to be exhibited beginning Saturday was created exclusively for this exhibit, which is the first of its kind.
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The Cal State Fullerton Art Department, in collaboration with Nickelodeon Studios, is proud to present the opening of an exhibition of artwork and video celebrating the animated series, Sanjay and Craig. Sanjay and Craig is produced and televised by Nickelodeon. The series follows a boy named Sanjay and his talking pet snake, Craig. Together, they take on the adventurous wonders of being a kid, exploring themes relative to young people. The series production process is far from easy, requiring copious insight, art direction and overall collaborative teamwork to help bring the
animated series to life. The exhibit is the first to focus exclusively on art created for and inspired by the Nickelodeon television series. It will feature original and digital art, animation, title cards, storyboards, final video and behind-the-scenes information about the animation production process at Nickelodeon. Dana Lamb, a professor of entertainment art/animation, has been closely involved in the production of the exhibit and has been working with Nickelodeon for nearly two decades, helping students with internship placement and employment opportunities with the studio. The exhibit is a portion of a more extensive collaboration with Nickelodeon Studios that has taken place over the past academic year, giving students the opportunity to hear presentations from the studio’s creative department
and allows students to pitch ideas to them. “This year we have been even more deeply involved with a Nickelodeon Masters Class that brings (in) artists,
“I am most excited about seeing how the gallery space will come to life and represent the ... colorful content that we all love about Nickelodeon productions.” Emily tyler Exhibit Curator
production staff and even a vice president of creative
content development,” said Larry Johnson, an emeritus professor of art illustration. One of Lamb’s student’s show ideas from the masters class was selected to be produced at the studio. “We also had a idea pitch competition in the fall semester from which Tarryn Henderson, an illustration BFA student was the winner and her project now moves on to a development phase at the studio, to be produced with voice talent and music and to be aired on the Nick Network,” Johnson said. CSUF has a longstanding relationship with Nickelodeon and this exhibit is proof of the university’s success in various collaborative efforts. “Many Titan alumni are among the Nick studio’s creative team on numerous productions,” Johnson said. Johnson has been serving as liaison between both parties and working closely
with the curator for the exhibit, Emily Tyler, the show’s co-creators at Nickelodeon and the Pollak Library Atrium Gallery exhibit program coordinator, Trish Campbell, to ensure everything is coming together. Tyler, a recent CSUF MFA, exhibition design and museum studies graduate, has been in charge of managing the installation at Pollak Library Atrium Gallery. She has also been coordinating with Nickelodeon about physical installation. “We have been working steadily on the gallery design since around January,” Tyler said. “I am most excited about seeing how the gallery space will come to life and represent the energetic, humorous and colorful content that we all love about Nickelodeon productions.” The show’s opening reception will be held Saturday, April 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a “Creator’s Talk”
at 3 p.m., which is open to the public. The show’s original artists/creators will give a presentation in one of the theater spaces in the Clayes Performing Arts Building. The exhibit is free to all and accessible Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is open during regular library operating hours.
upcoming event What: Sanjay and Craig: “Butt What Is Art?” exhibit Where: Pollak Library Atrium Gallery When: April 12 - June 20; Public Reception April 12, 5-7 p.m.
Urban legends brought to life through art urban legends Continued from PAGE 1
The “Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends” exhibit includes roughly 35 artists who were given the task to recreate an urban legend that has special meaning to them. Each of the art pieces displayed is also accompanied by a short description of the artists personal connection to their legend of choice. All of the artists present their own interpretation of an urban legend in a horrifyingly charming way using many different mediums. There are sculptures, paintings and even models of Bigfoot droppings on display. “(The work on display here is from) artists from all
over,” Sherman said. “The majority is (from) California but we have artists from the UK and artists from New York.” The artwork on display is eerie but extremely captivating. Visitors are able to get a glimpse of the artist’s mental image of a particular urban legend. There are a wide variety of artists on display, from popular backgrounds such as Llyn Foulkes to more unknown artists like Michael Criley. Foulkes has a hauntingly beautiful portrait of Walt Disney with a dismembered face and Mickey Mouse sticking out of it. “Many of Foulkes’ works involve social commentary targeting corporate America (especially Disney) …
Foulkes’ paintings bring to mind the sneaky side of Disney, who might be hiding out and spying on children,” reads the description on the portrait’s placard. Artist Clayton Bailey has a model displaying the “Approved Method of Finding a Bigfoot Dropping” complete with its own life-sized Bigfoot “dropping” and the tools that were used in order to obtain such an item. The exhibit puts all of these varying illustrations in one place and presents them in an attractive and engaging format for the viewing pleasure of students and the public. “Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends” will be displayed in the Begovich Gallery until May 8.
upcoming event What: “Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends” Where: B e g o v i c h Gallery, Visual Arts Building When: 3 / 2 9 / 2 0 1 4 5/8/2014; Public Reception: 4/12/2014 @ 5-8 p.m.
Courtesy of Begovich Gallery Interpretive art representing the artists’ personal mental images of well-known urban legends is on display in the Begovich Gallery until May 8 with a public reception on April 12. The art comes from artists from all over the world, including California, New York and the UK.
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Coachella to light up the desert again Highly anticipated music festival kicks off this weekend daniel tomerlin Daily Titan
Artists, music fans and some of the biggest musical acts from across the globe all converge in the small California desert town of Indio for the 15th annual Coachella Arts and Music Festival beginning Friday. Coachella 2014 will fill the desert air with some of today’s most popular music from April 11-13 and again from April 1820, with both weekends having identical lineups. OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire will headline this year’s sold-out festival that takes place at Indio’s Empire Polo Fields. Tickets for the festival went on sale for $375 on Jan. 10 and sold out in 2 hours and 37 minutes, beating the previous record set in 2012 by 20 minutes, according to an article on Billboard.com. Goldenvoice, the company that runs Coachella, has long been praised for its ability to book a wide range of cutting-edge acts, which span many genres and range from burgeoning newcomers to all-time classics. This year bears no exception. With scheduled performances by desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age, dubstep guru Skrillex and 17-year-old breakout pop star Lorde, whose 2013 hit “Royals” was named the second best song of last year by Rolling Stone, music fans of any ilk should be able to find something on the polo fields that suits their taste. The 2014 lineup offers a unique balance of acts young and old that range from the radio-friendly pop of Ellie Goulding and Foster the People,
to ‘90s indie-rock darlings The Replacements and Neutral Milk Hotel, and even delve into the strange avant-garde performance art of Woodkid and Goat. One of the most highly anticipated sets of the festival is OutKast’s reunion performance. The hip-hop duo, hailing from Atlanta, has been on hiatus since 2006 shortly after the release of their last album, Idlewild. Coachella marks the first time the group has performed live in almost seven years, according to the Los Angeles Times. Nas, another classic hip-hop artist, will also play a special set at this year’s festival. The 40-year-old Brooklyn emcee will perform his iconic 1994 album Illmatic in its entirety in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary, according to the rapper’s website. Both Sundays of the festival will conclude with a headlining set by the Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire. The band also headlined the festival in 2011, making them the quickest returning headliners in the history of the annual festival since its beginnings in 1999. In addition to the performances, festival goers can enjoy a variety of interactive art exhibits, gourmet foods, craft beer and take care of their 2014 Record Store Day shopping at the festival’s own record store. In order to accommodate upwards of 160 musical acts and thousands of attendees per weekend, the festival grounds are set up with a main stage, outdoor theater and three tents in addition to a few smaller forums that offer an air-conditioned reprieve from the desert heat while world renowned DJs spin the latest hits.
Courtesy of Indiegogo The well-traveled members of Divan Consort will take the Meng Concert Hall stage April 9 at 8 p.m. The chamber music ensemble will be performing music from their new CD, Refuge. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $13 for students.
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Classical orchestral sounds will grace the Cal State Fullerton campus Wednesday as Los Angeles based chamber music ensemble, Divan Consort revisits campus for the second time this spring. The upcoming concert is in honor of their new CD, Refuge, which released on April 1 through Albany Records. The talented group of musicians last came to Cal State Fullerton in February for two concerts in the Meng Concert Hall and will be playing that same venue. Divan Consort is comprised of a repertoire of performers that come from all over the world. Their mission is to “(perform) the most recent works reflecting the highest artistic expressions as well as the landmark compositions of the twentieth century,”
Alternative rock band to perform free show
Once hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the top unsigned bands in the United States, alternative rock band Night Riots will bring their critically acclaimed musical talent to Cal State Fullerton’s Becker Amphitheater Wednesday. Travis Hawley, the band’s lead singer, has dubbed Night Riots’ sound as “gloom pop.” “It’s a pop band, but it has just a vein of melancholy in there,” he said. Hailing from San Luis Obispo, Night Riots’ ensemble also consists of Nick Fotinakes (guitar), Mikel Van Kranenburg (bass), Matt DePauw (guitar) and Rico Rodriguez (drums). The music of Night Riots
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university. Divan Consort’s Composer-In-Residence is CSUF professor and director of the Composition/Theory program, Ken Walicki. Walicki grew up playing guitar in local Detroit garage bands and has since then dedicated his life to music. Walicki draws his influence from different classical and contemporary artists and his music features a combination of different popular genres. He is known widely for his unique and innovative style of composing. He was one of the first composers to use turntables in his compositions and was the first to include them as a regular instrument in his standing ensemble. “Without compromising his values, Walicki has made a point of writing music that relates to people and their situations,” as stated on Divan Consort’s website. One of Walicki’s pieces will be featured in Wednesday’s performance, as well as works by Özkan Manav, Miguel del Aguila and
Aram Khachaturian. These pieces and more are featured on Refuge. The six tracks on Refuge are each composed by a different artist, all from different countries. The album is a reflection of the ethnic and national backgrounds of the composers who worked on it. Divan Consort will perform Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $15 for the general public or $13 for students. They can be purchased at the Clayes Performing Arts Center Box Office at the door or by calling (657) 278-3371.
upcoming event What: Divan Consort orchestral concert Where: Meng Concert Hall, Clayes Performing Arts Center When:
April 9, 8 p.m.
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Courtesy of Coachella Arts and Music Festival OutKast, Muse and Arcade Fire will heat up the Indio stage as this year’s headliners at the popular music festival.
according to the Divan Consort website. They have played a variety of prestigious music series and venues all over the United States and have had successful concert tours in Portugal and Turkey. They composed and recorded music featured in The Sacred Fools Theatre Company’s production of BAAL, by Bertold Brecht. Turkish pianist, Füreya Ünal is the founder of Divan Consort. Ünal has been playing piano since she was three years old and began her musical education in Istanbul. She is a CSUF faculty member and has become a regular performer for the annual New Music Festival. Her students have gone on to win numerous competitions and festivals. Ünal’s co-artistic director is clarinetist, Virginia Figueiredo. She has been featured as a soloist and has performed at many different parts of the world. She has won numerous awards including one from the CSUF Concerto competition. She received her Master of Music from CSUF and is a lecturer at the
is often compared to that of ‘80s alternative rock groups U2 and The Cure, who have had influence on the group’s sound and musical style. The comparisons to U2 and The Cure not only ring true with Night Riots’ musical sound, but also in the way Hawley’s voice bears similarities to the lead singers for both bands. Hawley said while the band grew up listening to punk rock, some of the band’s most recent influences come from popular acts like Bruno Mars and the Arctic Monkeys. However, Hawley said most of his musical inspiration comes from the novels that he has read, particularly from authors Cormac McCarthy and Ernest Hemingway. The set Night Riots will perform at the Becker Amphitheater will be primarily composed of songs taken from their most recent EP, Young Lore, but will also
consist of songs the members have been working on for their upcoming EP. “Back to Your Love,” a single on Young Lore, is one of the songs Hawley said the band especially enjoys performing live. “It’s the one we have playing on (radio station) KROQ right now, it tends to go over really well … It’s really cool to have everyone singing along,” Hawley said. “It’s just the track that has a really strong atmosphere and I think people gravitate to it for some reason.” “Back to Your Love” has been featured several times on KROQ’s Locals Only Playlist, a top five list that is comprised of songs by local up-and-coming artists, since earlier this year. Another single off of Young Lore the band enjoys playing live is a song titled “Spider.” The song shows off the band’s knack for creating catchy choruses, while also featuring percussion
and backing vocals that are reminiscent of music by alternative rock band TV on the Radio. Hawley said most of the members have been in the band since they were younger, but have only recently started to come into their own musically. “I’d say just in the past two years have we really started to really find out what we are as a band and really push our boundaries … it’s been kind of an opening time,” he said. The band, which currently has nearly 24,000 likes on Facebook, was also called one of most overlooked bands of 2012 by MTV Buzzworthy. Night Riots is also scheduled to play a KROQ Locals Only showcase at The Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen in Fullerton on April 17. The band is set to take the Becker Amphitheater stage at the regular Wednesday concert timeslot at noon.
Courtesy of Night Riots The members of Night Riots pull inspiration for their music from fellow alternative rock bands such as U2 and The Cure as well as literary works from authors like Cormac McCarthy and Ernest Hemingway.
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CSUF golf places third The Titans finish behind host Long Beach State in Gold Rush tournament JOHNNY NAVARRETTE Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s golf team earned a topthree finish after ending up in a third place tie with UC Riverside in The Gold Rush tournament at Yorba Linda Country Club. The 11-team tournament field included Big West Conference foes Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Northridge, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and tournament host Long Beach State. The other teams featured Boston College, Gonzaga, Idaho, Northern Arizona and San Francisco. The Titans shot an overall 49-over 913 that was enough to finish ahead of fifth-place CSUN. UC Riverside shot a final round 295; which dropped them into a tie with CSUF. The Titans were able to hold position in the standings with a final round 306. After two rounds on day one, the Titans finished in third place, shooting a 20-over 607, which put them 15 shots behind leader Gonzaga and two shots behind Long Beach State, which sat in second place to finish the day. In the individual standings, the Titans placed three competitors in the top-15. Tisha Alyn Abrea finished the tournament in sixth place with a 7-over 223. Abrea was tied for third heading into the final round of play after shooting a 3-over 147 through the first two rounds but shot a 4-over 76 in the third round which dropped her out of the top five.
In the first round, the junior shot a 74 then followed it with a 73 in round two, which left her in the top five before slipping one spot in the final round. Martina Edberg finished right behind Abrea with a 9-over 225, tying her for seventh with Shawnee Martinez of Long Beach State. The freshman’s best round came in round one when she shot an even par 72. Makayla Mier gave the Titans another top-15 finish in the tournament, tying for 11th with a 12-over 228. The junior ended up tied with three other competitors including Arinda Bhanaraksa of CSUN, Brittani Ferraro of UC Riverside and Taylor Yoshitake of Cal Poly SLO. Dakota Brown ended up tied for 30th with a 21-over 237. The sophomore’s best round came in round one when she shot a 5-over 77. Gonzaga won the tournament title, shooting an overall 893. The Bulldogs struggled in the final round, shooting a 13over 301, but its performance in the first two rounds gave
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the team enough of a cushion to hold off Long Beach State, which finished with a 897, four shots behind Gonzaga. The Bulldogs best round came in round one after shooting a 294. The Bulldogs also took home individual honors thanks to Alice Kim who finished with an overall score of 1-under 215. In round one of the tournament, Kim shot a 3-under 69 and was able finish atop the leaderboard despite a final round 3-over 75. Next up for the Titans is the Big West Championships at the San Luis Obispo County Club. Last season, CSUF finished in fifth-place shooting a 73-over 949. Abrea will be looking for a third consecutive top-10 finish in as many years at the Big West Championships. The Titans will look to overthrow UC Davis, which is looking for its fifth consecutive Big West Championship title. The three-day tournament will be held April 13-15. For more information on the CSUF women’s golf team and all Titan Athletics, go to FullertonTitans.com.
CSUF SCORES • Tisha Alyn Abrea: 223 (+7) • Martina Edberg: 225 (+9) • Makayla Mier: 228 (+12) • Dakota Brown: 237 (+21) • Nadine Rivera 246 (+30)
ART LEMUS / For the Daily Titan While the Titans only managed six hits, Chapman recorded two of them while also driving in a pair of runs during CSUF’s victory over the defending champion Bruins.
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Junior Koby Gauna came into the game and struck out the first batter he faced. Then, sophomore Justin Hazard drove in both runners with a single up the middle that just snuck by the glove of a diving Jake Jefferies to put the visitors up 2-0. Sophomore Tanner Pinkston got the Titans on the board in the bottom half of the third inning with a single to left field that brought home senior Keegan Dale to shrink the deficit to 2-1. In the fourth inning, Gauna got himself into trouble when he loaded the bases before inducing another ground ball to get out of the jam. The Bruins remained in the lead until Chapman came up to the plate with two runners on in the fifth inning, and tripled into the right-center gap to put CSUF up 3-2. Junior J.D. Davis then brought in Chapman with an RBI groundout to second base, increasing the lead to 4-2 for Fullerton. Freshman Miles Chambers earned his first win of the season after an impressive showing out of the bullpen up until the seventh inning. The Bruins were able to scrap a run across courtesy of a single and
two wild pitches from junior Willie Kuhl, which allowed a Luke Persico fly ball to bring in Ty Moore and close the gap to 4-3. CSUF had a golden opportunity to score in the bottom of the seventh with runners on first and third base, but Chapman grounded into an inning-ending double play to thwart the offensive threat. Davis came in to pitch for the Titans in the top of the eighth inning, striking out two of the three hitters he faced to re-energize the crowd at Goodwin. He also took the mound in the ninth inning, where he overwhelmed the UCLA hitters, striking out Shane Zeile to clinch the 4-3 victory with his fourth save of the season. With nationally-ranked Big West opponents UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo looming in the coming weeks, the Titans will need to build off of their impressive win over UCLA. If they are able to continue with timely hitting and solid defense, they have an opportunity to take both series against their conference foes. “These are two big weekends coming up for us, and we need to take both of those series,” Chapman said. “We look forward to playing some more good baseball.”
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