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MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

Volume 95, Issue 54

Baseball head coach to return Rick Vanderhook will resume coaching after being put on leave MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan

Food Facility Downgrades webpage until it is raised to an A within a period of time. Los Angeles County decided to implement the letter grade system on Jan. 16, 1998.

Cal State Fullerton announced Friday that baseball Head Coach Rick Vanderhook will return to coaching May 16, when a road series against UC Irvine begins. The university placed Vanderhook on leave in April and conducted an internal review regarding “improper, unprofessional communication” the coach had with his players. Athletic Director Jim Donovan said Vanderhook has “received appropriate counsel” regarding his conduct and has been asked to apologize to his team. “Players and coaches alike are accountable for their actions on and off the field,” Vanderhook said in a statement released by the university. “I regret my behavior in this instance, and its impact on the program and on the University. I look forward to returning to my work with the team, and remain committed to Titan Baseball.” Vanderhook was placed on paid administrative leave April 17, and assistant coaches Mike Kirby and Jason Dietrich have been serving as the interim co-head coach in his absence. Players and assistant coaches had a positive reaction after learning that Vanderhook would return. “I’m pumped for that,” said sophomore Thomas Eshelman. “I’m ready to see him back with us, and I know he’s been going crazy in his house, so it’s good to see him back out on the field.” Eshelman said the locker room “went ballistic” when informed that their head coach would come back. “We all clapped our hands, but at the same time, we have to put our heads back down and go to work,” he said. “We have to win these last couple series in order to get a chance to go to regionals.” Despite the excitement among players, the Titans lost a home game against UC Riverside 3-2 Friday. “It’s going to be great to have our leader back, and we’re looking forward to it,” junior J.D. Davis said Friday. “We need him now more than ever.” Kirby agreed the locker room had an “unbelievable” reaction to the news about Vanderhook.



ETHAN HAWKES / Daily Titan Baseball and softball locker rooms are cramped to the point where athletes have to dress “right on top of each other,” said Jim Donovan (left), the athletics director. Donovan and Brad Justice, who manages the baseball and softball fields, hope to change that with the help of additional money from the student success fee.

Patching up CSUF athletics Revenue from success fee to help repair facilities


With incoming revenue from the student success fee, the Cal State Fullerton athletics department hopes to provide more student athletes with scholarships and begin repairs and improvements that have long been on the back burner, said athletics director Jim Donovan. The new student success fee will be phased in over the next three years and will be fully implemented at $181 per semester in fall 2016. When the fee was approved in March, a $30 of the fee paid by every student was allocated to improve athletic facilities. An additional $25 from every student will go to increased support for athletic programs, including more scholarships and increases in teams’ operating budgets. “The SSI funds are invaluable as far as helping (athletics) be successful in the future,” Donovan said. “I told the athletic coaches and

student athletes that, if the (fee) passed, it would be the biggest thing for Titan Athletics since 1957 when they started the school.” Funding for athletic facilities was one of the most contentious sections of the fee. When the university gathered feedback during the consultation process, it asked students to express their approval or disapproval of specific aspects of the fee on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 indicates strong opposition and 5 indicates strong support. Increasing fees to provide money for facilities received an approval rating of 2.88 out of 5. That was slightly higher than paying to support athletic programs, which students gave a 2.85 approval rating. During the first year of the fee’s implementation, athletic facilities will receive approximately $700,000. That amount jumps to more than $1 million during 2015, and then to approximately $2 million the following year. Funding issues in recent

ETHAN HAWKES / Daily Titan The training court in the second floor of Titan Gym has visible holes in its walls.

years have meant department revenue has gone largely to maintaining the facilities in their current conditions, with little room for improvements, Donovan said. That left coaches scrounging for the money to make needed improvements, and some got creative to come up with the needed funds.

Softball coach Kelly Ford raised nearly $10,000 to make dugout improvements. Even small improvements can have a serious impact, said Scott Stow, the field manager for Titan Stadium. Better looking stadium and facilities and increased funding to athletics can increase the interest of potential recruits and their families,

Donovan said. The improvements can also serve to draw the attention of potential donors. “People love winners, so when you start winning you’ll definitely get more support and more interest,” he said. SEE ATHLETICS, 5

Regulators to consider change in restaurant ratings OC could move from pass-fail system to color-coded grades ELIZABETH MUÑOZ, NICOLE WEAVER & TAMEEM SERAJ Daily Titan

The Orange County food safety grading system was the focus in the 2013-2014 grand jury report and has caused a reevaluation of the process among public health officials. Restaurants in Orange County currently use a food inspection notification system that is visibly vague and, at a glance, does not inform the public about inspection status, as stated in the report. The report calls for a pronounced placard in the windows of these food facilities that is “graphically enhanced” and leaves no room for misinterpretation. One of the alternative

approaches would be a color-coded system, which designates a green, yellow or red placard, similar to traffic lights, indicating their level of compliance. The counties of Sacramento, Alameda and Merced currently use this color notification method. The color-coded system would be more effective than the one currently in use, said Christopher Waldrop, the director of of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit consumer organization that advocates for safer and healthier food. “(The color-coded system) is a better system for consumers because they will have a better understanding of whether or not the restaurant passed the inspection,” Waldrop said. “It will also give the consumers a quick way to know whether or not the restaurant has been following all of the rules

RESTAURANTS WITH MAJOR VIOLATIONS Jack in the Box (N. Placentia Avenue) last inspected Jan. 9 • Last inspection report unavailable for consumer access • Unsanitary conditions on walls, floors, and/or ceilings • Improper handwashing practices

necessary to produce safe food.” The neighboring counties of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego all use a letter-grade format for food facility health inspections. Either an A, B or C grade can be earned during inspections in these counties.

Thai Basil (E. Chapman Avenue) last inspected March 3 • Improper holding temperatures of potentially hazardous food • Unsanitary equipment, utensils, linen or plumbing • Facility not fully enclosed In Los Angeles, an A is the only passing grade, and it signifies that the facility was in compliance with food safety regulations. B or C grades do not comply with minimum sanitary standards, and establishments with those grades are posted on the



KFC (N. State College Boulevard) last inspected March 3 • Health permit suspended (reinstated the same day) for issues with nonfunctioning employee bathrooms • Improper handwashing practices

UNIQUE FISH FIND CSUF assistant biology professor conducts research on 14-foot-long oarfish

CARNEGIE HALL CSUF alumna takes on grand New York City stage for prestigious piano competition



NEWS Major violations; passing grade in OC PAGE 2

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Eateries near campus show issues with food temperature, handling CHRISTINA NGUYEN & MICHAEL CHEN Daily Titan

Cal State Fullerton students have many options for food near campus, but several restaurants nearby have been docked by health inspectors for major violations of the food code. However, under the current system in Orange County, restaurants are graded with a simple “pass” or “fail,” which does not go into specifics as to how well or how poorly they performed in their inspection – leaving many consumers unaware of major issues the restaurant may be having behind the counter. A restaurant that was docked for multiple violations displays the same passing grade as a restaurant that received a


perfect score. This has caused the 2013-2014 Orange County grand jury to release a report that proposes a system of color-coded placards to be displayed in windows of restaurants. The new system would also alert the customer of three different grades, as well as a color coding system consistent with traffic light shades of red, yellow or green. Many restaurants in the surrounding area have minor infractions, such as having unapproved labeling on chemicals and cleaners or not having their last inspection report visible to the public eye. However, the major infractions are much more serious and could definitely pose a threat to consumers’ health. Such infractions include improper handwashing and food storage practices. Several major and minor violations appeared on

multiple occasions among food reports for restaurants within a threemile radius of the CSUF campus. Improper holding temperatures constitute a violation because they greatly increase the chances for rapidly growing bacteria to multiply on potentially hazardous foods. Foods that must be kept cold are required to be stored under 41 degrees Fahrenheit, and hot foods must be kept above 135 degrees. In a previous inspection on Jan. 8, sandwich restaurant Which Wich received an advisory warning to maintain temperatures by regulating the quantity of deli meat kept in refrigerators. Manager Angelina Marquez said that they have since made sure to adhere to proper quantities of meat in their refrigerators. “You kind of just have to be always be (cleaning), that way when the (inspectors) come in, you’re not

scared or nervous.” Marquez said of preparing for random inspections. “I would want that same customer service, knowing that I’m not going to get sick.” Among the major violations common of the local restaurants was poor employee health and hygiene. The person in charge is responsible for making sure employees are in good health while they are working. A manager of local bakery Wildflour Cupcakes said employees are particularly careful when handling food. The restaurant, which was issued no violations on its most recent report, has a policy to always wear gloves when preparing food and helping customers. Hand washing is also a large factor in hygiene and food safety. Foods may become contaminated when employees hands touch unclean surfaces and then prepare the food without washing their hands.

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customers of the local restaurants also expressed that they would like the county to adopt a letter grade system or something other than pass or fail. Tony Liu, a sixth-year kinesiology major, said he did not notice that grades were not displayed and that he would like to see a different grading system. “If I ever do see a letter, and if I see either a B or C, I might consider not going,” Liu said. “I think they should adopt a (letter grade).”

VIOLATIONS • Improper holding temperatures for hot or cold foods • Employees neglecting hand washing • Not having previous inspection report

OC to rethink grade system



In addition to lack of proper hygiene and improper holding temperatures, restaurants were cited for improper cooling practices, unsanitary equipment and having the last report unavailable. However, several managers and customers expressed that they would support a new system being implemented for grading food safety. Brandon Stefan, manager of Chinese restaurant Pick Up Stix, said a more specific grading scale would help managers know exactly what aspects of the restaurant to focus on. “As a manager in a restaurant, it’s a lot more helpful to have that rating just because you know exactly how many points and what everything is valued at,” Stefan said. “So certain things hold more value than others, whereas here it is just major or minor violations.” Students and regular

A year after the letter grading system began being enforced in Los Angeles County, studies showed a It was enacted because 13.1 percent decrease in the the department wished to number of foodborne illdispel the misconception ness hospitalizations in the of secrecy and restore pub- county, Dragan said. But Waldrop said there lic confidence, said James Dragan, the chief environ- has not been sufficient remental health specialist search done yet to come to for the Los Angeles Coun- a consensus of which systy Department of Public tem is the most effective. “I think at this stage Health. “The grading system was there is a lot of different developed to include pub- systems that are being tried,” Wallic disclosure, drop said. transparency “(The color“ Whichever and accessibility to infor- coded system) is system it is, mation,” Draa better system the one that gives congan said. for consumers sumers acOne of the main con- because they will curate information that’s cerns assohave a better very readiciated with ly available, adopting this understanding those types of system is the e c o n o m i c of whether or not systems are ones that aspect. the restaurant the “It might work best for passed the cost a lot of consumers.” Carpenmoney for a inspection.” ter said one bunch of rei n s p e c t ion s of the issues with the (in a letter CHRIS WALDROP grand jury regrade sys- Director, Food Policy Institem) and the tute at Consumer Federation port is that it failed to cite whole policy of America any informight have to change … then you have to mation on whether a cerdecide who pays for that. tain system ranks highest Does it come out of the at combating food-related health care agency bud- illnesses. “They didn’t actually cite get?” said Orange County Policy Advisor Scott any statistics of counties Carpenter. “... And then that implement this type of you kind of have to look at grading system. They don’t would we be willing to im- say whether their health pose an additional or high- and safety has been iner fee to restaurants for creased or decreased,” he said. inspections.” Ultimately, the grand Dragan said there are increased costs for provid- jury report is a suggestion ing the grading placards and is in no way forcing Orand other print materials ange County to implement as well as necessary staff an alternative method. The Orange County training. The funds may be high- Board of Supervisors will er for the grading plac- revisit the issue on May ards, but the grading plac- 20 after the county Health ards are far superior for Care Agency has had time consumer knowledge to edit the proposed reand health, studies have sponse, Carpenter said. shown. “The most cost-effective RATINGS (method) is to just post it on the website of the regulatory agency … that’s the • LA, Riverside, San cheapest way to do it. But Diego counties use then that makes it very complicated and difficult letter grades for consumers to actually • Sacramento, access that information,” Alameda, and Waldrop said. Whether or not these inMerced counties use vestments will yield better color-coded grading results in terms of public • OC uses pass-fail health and sanitation, is another concern. RATINGS Continued from PAGE 1

WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan, File Photo Rick Vanderhook was put on paid administrative leave on April 17.

Vanderhook will return against UCI COACH Continued from PAGE 1

“You should have been in the locker room when they announced it; I thought you guys would have heard it in the parking lot,” he said. “I wish I would have taped it for him.”

After the close loss to UCR Friday, the team rebounded to win Saturday in a 6-0 rout. However, the team lost the series against the Highlanders after an 8-7 loss in 11 innings Sunday. Michael Huntley and Ethan Hawkes contributed to this report.



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City looks at improving public transportation College Connector would link CSUF with Fullerton GINA VAN STRATTEN Daily Titan

Courtesy of Colorado State University MEGAN TAMBIO / For the Daily Titan Left: Cynthia Kosso, Ph.D., the associate vice president for academic partnerships at Northern Arizona University, called for more discussion of potentially “integrating” different majors. Right: Kathleen Pickering, Ph.D., the vice provost for undergraduate affairs at Colorado State University, stressed doing more with less.

Candidates explain vision for humanities Potential deans of largest college at CSUF state their case MEGAN TAMBIO & MATTHEW MEDINA Daily Titan

In a time of heightening pressure for educators to focus on math and science, candidates to become dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hope to remind the campus community of the value of their craft. Sheryl I. Fontaine, Ph.D., the interim dean of the college, emphasized finding a unique, unifying identity as one of her main goals in an open forum Wednesday. The remaining two candidates shared similar ideas. Cynthia Kosso Cynthia Kosso, Ph.D., one of the three finalists, attended an open forum for faculty and staff Thursday in the Pollak Library. Kosso, the associate vice president for academic partnerships at Northern Arizona University (NAU), emphasized equality. She also stressed the importance of having a strong mission statement for the college, but also a clear vision statement that could define aspirations and create a stronger culture. When asked what she would do to fundraise for the college and what type of projects she would allocate the funds to, she emphasized building relationships, with alumni and organizations. She expressed a desire for raising money for sustainability projects and gardens on campus, as well as programs for underrepresented students like the Olsen Scholarship she helped start at NAU. Kosso said she also values guiding students through learning communities beyond freshman year, particularly since many transfer here well after their first year of college. Starting an integrated major program, like the program at NAU that connects engineering with global language studies, could improve communication and collaboration at the university, she said. “They work harder, they work longer and it’s more expensive for them, but it’s already popular,” Kosso said. “And it trains these engineers way more profoundly than they were being trained before.” Kosso has worked at NAU since 1990 and moved through a variety of

positions, including the Commission on Ethnic Diversity and the honors program. Kathleen Pickering Kathleen Pickering, Ph.D., the vice provost for undergraduate affairs at Colorado State University, was the final candidate to hold an open forum. Teaching, research and community engagement are frequently perceived as three separate tasks or “streams,” Pickering said. Instead, they should be seen as interconnected. “We think of research as more of this basic thing that we do on our own,” she said. “Encouraging and supporting (faculty to communicate their research to others) is another way of bringing those three streams and making them one stream when possible.” Doing more with less, Pickering said, is something she is used to. Colorado passed a Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights amendment, or Tabor amendment, to its state constitution in 1992. The amendment limits government spending by tying revenue growth rates to inflation rates and population growth. “It’s kind of a typical thing with faculty, ‘well, it would be better if we had smaller class sizes, and I say ‘yes, I’ll give you that,’” she said. “But how can we take a giant class and make that better? We often don’t want to go there, but what if we did? Let’s be realistic about the resources that are possible.” Stephen Stambough, Ph.D., the chair of politics, administration and justice, told Pickering there is a feeling among faculty and staff that the college is not appreciated as it could be throughout the greater campus community. “I think finding some sort of outreach development, PR-type strategy, that would fit that would be something that the new dean would have to try to develop and implement right away,” he said. Developing proper internal assessment systems, Pickering said, would be a key in her strategy to help the college get more recognition throughout the campus community. Pickering came to CSUF on short notice. David Hassenzahl, Ph.D., the dean of the Falk School of Sustainability at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, withdrew as a candidate earlier in the week, and Pickering took his place.

The city of Fullerton, with the support of Cal State Fullerton, is working on a public transportation project to better connect students in the college town with downtown city life. The College Connector Study, which began last year, was intended to consider and investigate a potential public transportation system that would connect eastern Fullerton, including CSUF, with the Fullerton Transportation Center downtown. A steering committee of 20 people, including residents, business managers, community developers and CSUF staff, was established to head the study. The College Connector Study findings were presented to the Fullerton City Council on Feb. 18. A motion by Jennifer Fitzgerald was carried 3-1-1 to authorize submission of a request to the Orange County Transportation Authority to include the College Connector Study as an “unconstrained” project. The motion also directed staff to propose the next phase in planning and consideration for the City Council regarding the project. The transportation project is designed to fit into the proposed “College Town” concept that would close Nutwood Avenue to establish a better connection between the main CSUF campus, the

College Park building and Hope International University across the street. If the College Connector were to be initiated, the stop at CSUF would most likely be on Commonwealth Avenue by the College Park building. “One scenario is where it comes up Commonwealth and stops before crossing the street or going into the mall,” said Kim Apel, the manager of physical and capital planning at CSUF. “Cal State Fullerton was always the eastern end of the line.”

“One scenario is where it comes up Commonwealth and stops ... Cal State Fullerton was always the eastern end of the line.” KIM APEL Manager of Physical and Capital Management at CSUF

CSUF was a major aspect of the study, because the university plays a huge role in the traffic and population growth in Fullerton. The College Connector study is now in the phase directed by the City Council. If the transportation project were to go forward, it could ease travel throughout the city. The project could possibly alleviate the several parking issues that CSUF students face, by giving students an alternate method for getting to and from campus.

The College Connector Study committee met and researched many aspects of the plan, including modes of transportation, transit routes, sustainability, land use and projected population growth. Several modes of transportation that the study considered were light rail, streetcar/trolley and bus transit–chosen because of their sustainability and ability to accompany a large amount of travelers. The focus of the study was centered on the quarter-mile distance around Chapman Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue, because they are two major streets connecting downtown Fullerton and east Fullerton. The committee created a 100-page feasibility report for the College Connector Study, which was posted on the City of Fullerton’s website. The committee compiled data and proposed suggestions about several aspects of the transit system in the report. According to the College Connector Feasibility Study agenda Part 1, released in July 2013, the committee proposed a streetcar option because it had “the most significant capital costs and it would reduce potential rightof-way needs” compared to the other options. The report also proposes alternative maps for the transit route. The steering committee has stopped meeting since January, because they met their intended goals of presenting the study to the Fullerton City Council, Apel said.

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Success fee revenue will help hire staff, reform procedures KYLE NAULT Daily Titan

An undersized staff of advisers, a lack of continuity from freshman advising through graduation and other problems with advising have contributed to costly delays in graduation for some students. With an increase in funding from the student success fee, Peter Nwosu, Ph.D., the associate vice president of academic programs, is hopeful that the university, through the introduction of a common communications system, mandatory advising requirements and additional employees, will address these issues and catch up to national standards. Advising has long been a problem for the 38,325 students at Cal State Fullerton, the largest school in California State University. CSUF has a student to adviser ratio of 750 to one, which is well over the national average that calls for 600 students per one adviser. To help address this issue, Nwosu, along with President Mildred García and other administrators, have established a task force that aligns with the five-year strategic plan of the university to help improve the advising process on campus. “We’ve begun a comprehensive review of the advising structure of the university: how does it look now, what do we want it to look like, consistent with what we have in the strategic plan,” Nwosu said.


The common communications system is the biggest change coming to advisement. An in-house software suite will provide reviewable data for faculty and staff and allow advisers to examine how many students have visited the Academic Advisement Center for advising on general education and how many have received advising for their majors. “The plan is that everybody uses it,” Nwosu said. “We’ll be available to review the data periodically to see the quality of advising and use that information to develop focused training workshops for faculty and staff; it’s a very good system.” The new system, Nwosu said, is an effective way for the university to track what exactly is going on in order to get at least 75 percent of the student body to participate in advising, a specific goal laid out in the strategic plan. The 75 percent goal applies both to general advising at the Academic Advisement Center and for each specific department on campus for major advising. The common communications system includes the Titan Degree Audit, and a note system that advisers will use to document the nature of the conversation they had with each student, Nwosu said. The system is also intended to provide an interactive way for students to find out exactly who all the advisers are on campus, whether in regards to general education or within their designated major. “The increase in resources puts us in the position to use our technology

different, to train our staff different, to infuse new staff into this area, and to make sure that things are seamless, we don’t want any bumps in the road for our students, we want it all to be connected,” said Berenecea Johnson Eanes, Ph.D., the vice president of student affairs. In addition to further technology integration to better connect students, the advising task force has also focused on expansion to increase interactive practices. Graduation specialists, who focus on reducing delays in graduation, have been hired to help students in each of CSUF’s eight colleges. The university also plans to hire more than 40 full-time advisers. With the hiring of additional full-time employees, the university will also work toward bridging the gap between general education and major advising, a problem noted in the most recent 2012 assessment for CSUF by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body of the university. “The (advisers) that have been hired so far, they do both, they do GE advising as well as major advising,” Nwosu explained. “They focus on those two things: where’s the gap? How do we get to the students? They’re actually very aggressive in terms of working to reach students and looking over their data.” The university has already hired seven fulltime advisers, who have undergone one month of training at the Academic Advisement Center before being deployed to their specific colleges.

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72.82% General Advising MIKE TRUJILLO / Daily Titan (Source: Academic Advisement Center) Not all departments have started using the new common communication system for advising. However, advisers can see numbers for some majors, such as child and adolescent development. About 55.6 percent of students majoring in this field have had major advising as of May 5.

“(The training) entails actually understanding GE advising, because not everybody thinks that GE advising is easy,” Nwosu said. Involved in the training process is the study of academic requirements, how to appropriately track student progress, and how to better communicate with students to make their advising experiences better. Eanes said she feels comfortable that students will be able to feel the difference in their experiences with advisement as these trainings start to help institute change on

a semester basis. The university is also trying to increase continuity between freshman advising and major advising, she said. “We also want to take a really good look at the advising in the key touch points that help you move towards graduation,” Eanes said. “We want people to know everything and also be able to monitor their own progress, to understand how things are going.” The newly-hired advisers have been tasked by administration to immediately help with students at the junior and senior levels who are

approaching graduation. The university is currently engaged in an assessment to determine which departments have stronger needs for an increased amount of advising staff, Nwosu said. He also points to other discussions that are beginning to take place to create a mandatory advisement process. “We want to be sure that the students have clear pathways to success, clear pathways that connect them to the variety of (advising) services and experiences that will help them be successful,” Eanes said.

Engineering students show off new innovations Seniors present projects for crutches, Disneyland rides REBECCA HARDMAN Daily Titan

Mechanical engineering students gathered Thursday to share their final projects and prototypes in the Computer Science Building for the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Project. There was an array of engineering presentations, some projects include a prototype of wheel bearings, a handsfree crutch and an automated robotic system for weld inspection. The projects are a culminating graduation requirement for all mechanical engineering majors and provide students with opportunities to hone their creative design skills and learn to collaborate with others, said engineering

professor Nina Robson, who teaches the class. Robson’s role as a mentor and professor is to promote innovation in engineering design and give CSUF students opportunities to become involved within the community and prepare them to be successful mechanical engineers. As a woman in engineering, Robson said she is passionate about enhancing diversity, aiding individuals with disabilities and encouraging students to becoming involved within the engineering field. “In order for the students to be successful, they have to commit many hours of their time in research, design, development and testing of their prototypes, as well as working on their presentation skills throughout the academic year,” Robson said. Michael Villavecer, 26, and his team created a

hands-free crutch for peo- you are walking with it,” ple with lower leg inju- Villavecer said. ries, called the Passive As a result of the stuExo-Limb. dents’ hard work, com“A big focus for the proj- mitment and dedication ect was designing some- throughout the year, Cal thing that was a dynam- State Fullerton honored ic walking, the Passive “The whole hands-free Exo-Limb for crutch,” VillaPeople with experience of vecer said. Lower Leg actually getting Injuries projTheir objective is to deect with the to work with a sign a dynamBest in Colcompany about lege of Engiic system over a static sysand improving their neering tem, which is Computer essentially a product, it was Science Overpeg leg. Their all award, as a real learning design uses a well as the bending knee experience for us.” Ed Huizinga that moves Innovative the lower VINCENT ROSAS Idea – Speleg in their Mechanical Engineering cial Mention h a n d s - f r e e Major award at the crutch like an 2014 ECS actual leg. Showcase and Awards on In comparison to exist- May 9. Vincent Rosas, a ing “stiff, static systems” graduating on the market, “ours has 23-year-old this motion that gives it senior, and his team crea more natural feel when ated a prototype of wheel

bearings for the Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland attraction. “I think it turned out great,” Rosas said. “The whole experience of actually getting to work with a company about improving their product, it was a real learning experience for us.” They felt very fortunate to work with Disney on the design and to also find ways to improve their product. “Disney is top 10 in the United States with engineering companies,” Rosas said. “So many avenues we had to go down to figure out certain parts we needed to improve upon, let alone test on.” Lexi Schaffer and her team created a visual weld inspection processing system. “It is going to go underneath the track in the (Indiana Jones Adventure ride) to take pictures of the


welds,” Schaffer said. Schaffer said the current process Disney uses is very tedious and time-consuming, so this will eliminate the removal of the plates by “taking pictures autonomously without having to remove plates.” “Disney will be using our project, it just won’t go into production until the project is continued,” Schaffer said. “We are hoping that Disney will give us the okay to extend the remainder of the project to next year’s senior design class.” Teamwork plays a pivotal role in achieving a final, successful design. “Our next step is K-12 outreach. We are planning on presenting some of these projects to second graders in the Fountain Valley area school district and try to inspire America’s youth in the broad multidisciplinary field of engineering,” Robson said.



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MIKE TRUJILLO / Daily Titan In the past few years, the athletics department has had issues with deficits in its budget. The success fee, when fully implemented in fall 2016, will give about $2.1 million to the department each year.

New lighting a top priority ATHLETICS Continued from PAGE 1

The “titan pride” funds can go a long way to making Cal State Fullerton athletics more successful, Donovan said. “Let’s face it … there’s no reason why Cal State Fullerton women’s tennis can’t be very successful,” Donovan said. “We have yearround playing conditions, nice courts centrally located in Southern California ... but when you only have two and a half scholarships, well then, there’s the reason.” Currently, scholarships are limited by funding, but lack of revenue has limited teams in other ways as well. Without necessary travel funds, teams may be limited to competing at tournaments close to home. That excludes them from competing at tournaments farther away that could potentially provide better competition, Donovan said. While athletic scholarships and team funds will affect only a small portion of

the campus population, the planned facilities improvements are drawn largely from student feedback, he said. Student athletes brought the issues to his attention via their coaches, and the new funds will allow the department to address them. Student responses to the SSI survey called for additional lighting on the intramural fields used by club and intramural sports as well as by kinesiology classes. “Now, once the sun sets (the intramural fields are not) available,” Donovan said. Adding lights could make the fields usable as late as midnight and possibly early in the morning, he added. Installing the lights comes with about a $2 million price tag. Donovan will be meeting with other administrators in the coming weeks to explore financing options for installing the lights, which is the one of the most expensive projects to be addressed. If financing can be approved, installation of the lights may begin as early as this summer.

Bringing lights to the intramural fields is one major project on the agenda, but many of the student fee-financed improvements come on a much smaller scale. Refurbishing bathrooms, improving landscaping and revamping outdated rooms will also be covered under the new funding. The Titan Gym will also receive some of the new funds, as Donovan hopes to improve the ticketing and concession areas of the gym. Eventual improvements inside the gym include improving and repairing seats and repairing obvious defects. Goodwin Field and Anderson Family Field, home to the baseball and softball teams, respectively, will also be included in the plans for improvements. Lighting the fields so they are more suitable for high-definition broadcasts is one of the major projects being proposed for the stadiums. Currently, national stations that televise CSUF games have to bring in outside lighting to illuminate

ETHAN HAWKES / Daily Titan The baseball concession trailer has long been a priority to repair for the athletics department.

the fields well enough for broadcast. One softball game scheduled as a doubleheader was cut short due to lack of lighting, said Brad Justice, manager of the baseball and softball fields. Concession stands in each of the stadiums will also be the focus of improvements with success fee funds. Like

many of the facilities, the stands are in need of improvement to improve the experience of attendees, Donovan said. The concession stands at Goodwin Field are in particular need of improvements. “When we have ... 3,500 people coming to the baseball game, (the concession stand is) sufficient; it’s just not as nice as we’d like it to

be,” Donovan said. “The trailer, if it was a horse, we would shoot it.” Improvements to facilities and team funding can be expected to begin soon after funds from the success fee start rolling in, and the administration’s hope is that the students’ support will mean more successful athletics for the entire university.

Officer honored for recovering cars Steve Nelson tracked down eight stolen vehicles around CSUF SASHA BELANI Daily Titan

Officer Steve Nelson of Cal State Fullerton University Police received an award Thursday from the Orange County Auto Theft Advisory Committee (ATAC) for recovering $49,000 worth of stolen vehicles last year. ATAC, the awarding agency, is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, insurance companies and and other auto-related companies to reduce theft in Orange County. Every year, the committee gives the top officer of the year award to the officer with the highest vehicle recovery count. In 2013, Nelson recovered

eight stolen vehicles within his regular patrol area which is a one-mile radius around the university. Nelson’s high vehicle recovery count within such a small patrol area was what earned him an honorable mention award. “It was an honor,” Nelson said. “I wasn’t trying to work for it. I happened to drive down the right street, at the right time, and pass the right car.” He was one of 28 officers recognized for their efforts in reducing vehicle theft in Orange County, and he was the only officer to receive the honorable mention award. Nelson noticed that most of the stolen cars were being found in or near gang neighborhoods, so he would focus his patrol more on those areas. However, Nelson gave most of the credit to the technology


officers are provided with. Patrol cars have an automatic license plate recognition device installed which scans license plates using infrared cameras attached around the car and alerts the officer when a car could be stolen. Seven of the vehicles Nelson recovered were with the help of the license plate recognition device. To Chief Dennis DeMaio, Nelson’s award was no surprise. “He’s an excellent officer who is very humble, just puts his nose to the grind,” DeMaio said. “He cares about the mission to keep the students safe in this university and shows it everyday, and I couldn’t be any prouder.” Nelson also received the Ashley Nelson award, an internal honor named after a student who was killed in an accident by a drunk driver, in February. This

Courtesy of University Police Steve Nelson (right), who was honored in February for making DUI arrests, recovered eight stolen vehicles which amounted to about $49,000 in value.

award is given to the officer with the most DUI arrests; Nelson made 38 DUI arrests in 2013. But competitions and

awards don’t really matter to Nelson, he said. “I’m not going to feed off the competition,” Nelson said. “I’m just going to keep

doing what I do.” Last year, there were 27 reports of stolen vehicles on campus, nine fewer than 2012.





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Young voters moving from the left to right Republicans are claiming more of the youth demographic MEGAN TAMBIO For the Daily Titan

The Spring Harvard Youth Politics Poll has just been released, and the findings aren’t too favorable for the federal government—particularly the Democratic party. Only 32 percent of the polled students said they trust President Barack Obama to do the right thing. A measly 12 percent trust Congress. Another recent survey conducted by USA Today and the Pew Research Center showed that, for the first time in 10 years, more people are leaning toward the Republican candidates running for congress in their district. These studies, along with others, mark a growing trend of diminished fervor for the Democratic Party among young voters. The Democrat Party has always been associated with younger voters. This was true six years ago when Obama was elected thanks in part to one of the highest voter turnouts for the 18-to-25-year-old age bracket in this country. So what happened? The growing disinterest in politics and the Democrat party can be seen as correlative. With a Democrat incumbent and many problems still facing America’s youth, it is easy to not have as much enthusiasm for the party. Similarly, this poses the idea that Republican tactics can do a better job of fixing the many economic issues


that face the nation. The anger toward the Obama administration, in many but not all cases, stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of our government and economy. When the recession struck many blamed Obama, even though the housing crisis that started years before Obama ever ran for office is what kicked it off. Some U.S. citizens are quick to blame the president for any problem that strikes the country and then show dissatisfaction when the president doesn’t fix those problems fast enough. However, Obama himself


is partially to blame for this dissatisfaction. Both his 2008 and 2012 campaigns capitalized on optimistic, albeit simplistic, themes. His campaign used slogans like “Hope” and “Yes We Can” to appeal to the emotions. Granted, this is a common tactic in all of politics, but Obama truly exemplified the sentimental appeal. He had a classic, American and Drake-ian started-from-thebottom story, had a gaggle of celebrity endorsements, and represented change; something many wanted after the Bush era. One cannot advocate themselves as the change

the nation needs without setting some up for disappointment. So when Obama was sworn in, and the country’s problems did not disappear, it was natural to feel lied to. Particularly if you were a young, unjaded voter who wholly believed Obama. “It wasn’t this beautiful Renaissance in our country,” said Tyler Gullbrand, president of the UNH College Democrats. “I think we expected a lot more––maybe just out of hope.” By aiming for emotions and youth, the Obama campaign fell victim to the double-edged sword that is The

Campaign Promise. Does this mean that Obama’s Democratic tactics are faulty? At the height of the recession, the unemployment rate was at 10 percent. It is now 6.5 percent. Many issues that face college students specifically, namely student loan rates, have been championed by Obama and his administration, notably in their Student Loan Forgiveness Program. It should also be noted that the current Republican Congress members have had a history of trying to block measures and bills put forth by the Democrats, to the

point of shutting down the government. Still, with a terrible rollout of, drone strikes and troops still overseas, the Obama administration is left with valid criticisms. With the Democrat Party’s growing disapproval, the Republican party has, as is the nature of politics, taken the offensive. However, if the pendulum continues to swing further to the right, the Republicans may face the same problem of grabbing as many dissatisfied voters as possible, only to set themselves up for unmet expectations later on.


OPINION The commandments of social media

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Live it, learn it, love it


The Ten Commandments of social media. Learn it, live it, love it. It will make life easier and more enjoyable for everyone. 1. Thou shalt not post vague, whiny rants. Everyone goes through tough times. Posting complaints on social media sites may be cathartic for you, but it’s annoying for everyone else. Buy a journal. 2. Thou shalt not get offended without fully understanding what it is that has you so upset. The world is full of opinions, more than likely ones you won’t agree with. But flying off the handle and claiming you’re offended by something you don’t actually understand will only make you look like a fool. Read the full article or post. Consider why the author came to this line of thinking and then think about what you’re hoping to gain from your response.

3. Thou shalt consider thy audience. You know who wants to see pictures of your kids, siblings, nephews and nieces? Family members. That’s it. OK, maybe a few close friends. But the vast majority of your 864 Facebook friends or Twitter followers could not care less that your 3-year-old cousin has a tee-ball game on Sunday. Speaking of which, don’t invite people to events you know they will never even consider attending otherwise. It’s awkward for everyone involved. 4. Thou shalt not post every meal ever consumed. We get it, you like delicious food. You know who else likes delicious food? Everyone. Much like the Fourth Commandment, very few people care about the turkey and cheese sandwich you had for lunch. Notable exceptions to this include special occasions, ridiculously fancy/expensive meals (but only if they’re a rare occurrence), horrible mishaps in the kitchen that everyone can laugh at, and exceptional homemade recipes that are


then shared. 5. Thou shalt check before posting any news articles that seem too good to be true. No, your uncle doesn’t know a guy who found a Harley Davidson once owned by Elvis, that lady was not rescued off an island thanks to Google Maps, and the average person does not swallow eight spiders per year. All of these rumors have been disproved. Also, if you do decide to post something and get called out on it, don’t get upset. You should have done your research before proclaiming to the world that drinking Mountain Dew will shrink a man’s testicles. Newsflash, it won’t. 6. Thou shalt not try to guilt one’s friends and/or followers into liking or retweeting something in support of another person or a cause they know nothing about. That’s great that you liked the picture of the kids on Facebook holding the sign that says their mom will quit smoking if they get one million likes. Good for you. Now leave the normal

people alone. Those posts mean nothing. Other than you’re gullible and probably have a guilty conscience. 7. Thou shalt not ask celebrities or brands to follow you. Why should they follow? Famous people rarely run their own account. Celebrities like 50 Cent and Britney Spears have people to run their social media accounts, as does President Barack Obama, according to a 2009 New York Times article. They have far better things to do with their time than to comb through thousands of mentions from people either telling them how much they hate them, how much they love them, or trying to solicit money from them. Asking someone to follow you on social media might be the ultimate act of desperation. 8. Thou shalt realize that Reddit exists. Not everyone uses Reddit, and that’s perfectly fine. But all those hilarious pictures you insist on posting and tweeting more than likely originated there. Reddit is kind of like the beginning of the Internet. This means a lot of people have

already seen that picture of the cat you think is just too funny not to share. Don’t take it personally when it doesn’t get liked, retweeted or favorited. It’s old news to a lot of people. 9. Thou shalt not post/ tweet anything you wouldn’t say to someone in person. Don’t be a keyboard warrior. Just because there’s a computer screen in front of you does not mean there isn’t a real person on the other end. If you’re legitimately upset with someone, be a human and reach out to them to resolve it. Don’t post an insulting comment that you know will do nothing but make the situation worse. Grow up. 10. Thou shalt have fun. Social media is there for everyone to share those stupid cat pictures and laugh at old photos from freshman year in high school. Don’t be the person who posts the attention-seeking “woe is me” status. Be the person who posts the picture from the senior prom when you spilled punch all over yourself and/or your date.


FEATURES Glowing fish catches professor’s eye PAGE 8

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By studying oarfish, professor hopes to become tenured JAMES SMITH Daily Titan

In Cal State Fullerton’s Dan Black Hall there is a freezer. In all appearances, there seems to be nothing special about the common kitchen appliance. However, behind its door TV dinners or ice cream are nowhere to be found, but instead the frozen remains of a real-life sea monster. The freezer belongs to Misty Paig-Tran, Ph.D., a CSUF assistant biology professor, and the frozen sea monster is the 14-foot-long oarfish that washed ashore last October. “I like weird fish,” PaigTran said. “I really liked bioluminescence, so everything that glowed is why I went into marine biology.“ Paig-Tran is a marine biologist who specializes in biomechanics, which uses established engineering sciences to analyze biological anatomy and systems. Growing up in Southern California made it easy for her to fall in love with the ocean and marine biology at an early age. It wasn’t until graduate school, though, when she discovered her interest in the biomechanics of fish. When an almost completely intact oarfish washed ashore in Oceanside, it was a dream come true for any ‘weird fish’ lover and biomechanic. With almost nothing known about the mysterious fish, it was also enticing for marine


biologists curious about the anatomy of deep-sea organisms. Paig-Tran acquired the fish last year with the permission of National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. She said she hopes her research on the mysterious creature, as well as her other research, helps her achieve her goal of becoming a tenured professor at CSUF. The study of bizarre and unique fish seems to be a fixation of Paig-Tran’s. Her focus of study is on some of the most unique animals in the ocean. She observes the mechanics of filter feeding in large marine organisms. Filter feeding is the way some marine animals strain and then eat suspended food particles from water. The animals’ filter feeding methods can vary greatly between species. Some of Paig-Tran’s earlier research was on how manta rays and devil rays filter feed. After observing the structure and shapes of the rays, she used a series of two-liter Sprite bottles to mimic the structure of the rays’ mouth and throat. From her replica rays she was able to determine that the way the rays eat is similar to a Dyson vacuum called cyclonic filtration. As the rays swim through the water, any particle they ingest gets caught in a very powerful cyclone that is created by the body shape of the ray. “What happens is as particles are either very dense or very big they are not going to be able to follow that cyclonic motion, they’ll spew out on the sides. Kind

of like if you think of (the movie Twister) the cow at the end. The cow gets spit out before the smaller things get spit out. It is exactly the same thing,” PaigTran said. “As that cyclone gets smaller and smaller sort of like your bathwater … It starts with the big round part of the cyclone and then it goes down into a small cone and exits out of your bathwater, the same thing is happening so smaller and smaller particles get filtered out until small that they leave with the water.” This was the first time the process had ever been seen biologically. PaigTran also discovered the speed at which the rays travel through the water also determines the size of food their vortex allows them to eat. Now that Paig-Tran is full-time professor at CSUF, with her own lab and research student, she plans to make studying the oarfish a priority for her lab. Andrew Barrios, a 23-year-old biology major, is her first research student at CSUF. He is working on going through the 75,000 computed tomography scan images of the oarfish in order to make a complete model of the fish. “I’ve made a complete 3-D model of the vertebrae of the oarfish. We’re looking at these hyper-ossified parts in the skeleton,” Barrios said. “Right now, I’m making figures for a paper we’re working on together.” Possibly the most interesting information the lab has uncovered about the oarfish is the hyperossification on all its bones.

JAMES SMITH / Daily Titan Misty Paig-Tran, Ph.D., an asisstant biology professor at Cal State Fullerton, teaches her field marine biology class about carniverous sea slugs in the field in Long Beach.

At the tips of all the oarfish’s jelly-like bones, they each have a hyper-ossified part, or an extra hard bone-like spur. Paig-Tran said she believes this is the way the oarfish moves in the water. If the muscles of the

oarfish only had something jelly-like to pull on, it would not be able to move in the deep. However, if it has a little spot on its bones that’s very stiff, its muscle could pull on the spot and move pretty well, she said.

“We’re finding that it has really strange anatomical structures in its skeleton. We’ve certainly seen similar structure in other fishes, but not this extreme,” Paig-Tran said. “It turns out that the oarfish is a pretty extreme fish.”

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Nanny tales from a Titan my bathroom door shut, watching non-animated shows and eating while sitting down quickly went out the door. Whatever illusions I SARAH HEMADI had about being a nanny For the Daily Titan quickly faded as reality set in. Finding a cure for canThe kids made endless cer is probably easier than bedtime requests, such as putting five kids to bed. I needing a glass of particulearned this while work- lar milk and help brushing ing as a nanny for my best their teeth with special friend this past summer. toothpaste. In all of my years of Those nightly requests working, I had never had a always helped the chiljob that required so much dren manipulate me into out of me. The kids were letting them stay up past supposed to be in bed at their bedtime. It wasn’t just getting the 8 p.m. every night. But 8 p.m. would turn into 9 kids into bed on time that p.m. and 9 p.m. would turn proved to be a difficult task. Simple things, such into 10 p.m., and so on. On this particular night, as driving and going out to the clock’s digital reading eat proved to be far more of 9 p.m. silently accused difficult than I would have me as I laid on the small ever imagined. Now if you’re thinking a bed squished between two of the five children I was single college gal walking around with five kids gartaking care of. Let me start at the be- ners a lot of unwanted atginning, or at least rewind tention, then you would be a little bit. The mother of correct. Everywhere we went, these five children was my closest friend. She had re- people would stop to comment on the cently moved fact that my to Florida I had always five children after sepabeen able to were beautirating from her husband hold my own, no ful, well-behaved and and desperately need- matter what was tell me that ed a nanny. thrown at me– I looked so cute and I packed my life up and and I had always young to be headed to had a deep love the mother of five Orlando. for children. children. But now, I I didn’t wondered if I was adequately prepared know whether I was supfor the responsibility I had posed to be flattered or offended by this–it seemed taken on. I consider myself a fair- like a backhanded complily responsible person. ment to me. After constantly corI maintained a 3.8 GPA as a student at Cal State recting strangers, I startFullerton while working ed to just go along with it at the Cheesecake Fac- to save time. I experienced a lot as a tory and as a teacher’s nanny. From playing refassistant. All of this taught me eree while the kids fought how to juggle several hu- over ice cream, carrying them around during the mans at once. I had always been able summer heat to taking to hold my own, no mat- gum out of one of the kid’s ter what was thrown at hair. me–and I had always had I found myself filled a deep love for children. with newfound empathy Yet here I was trying for stay-at-home moms. After two months of livto work as a nanny for these five children, which ing like this, I returned to meant I had five new boss- Orange County. I thought es, five demanding new I would enjoy the freedom bosses who didn’t real- more, but there are days ly care what my person- that I find myself missing al needs were. Sleeping the kids and wondering past 6 a.m., peeing with what they are doing.

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Courtesy of Wiki images Julian Lopez is a Cal State Fullerton alumni who is teaching in South Korea. He visited the country’s capital, Seoul, three times in four weeks.

Learning to adjust to a new country CSUF student reflects on teaching job in South Korea JULIAN LOPEZ For the Daily Titan

For someone who has never been out of the United States before, the realization of being in another country begins to sink in once you get off the plane. At least that’s how it was for me. I’ll try to be honest about my experience thus far in South Korea, but I’m still in the “honeymoon phase” of being a teacher over here. The one question people asked me the months, weeks and even days, before my trip is, “has it sunk in yet?” The 13-hour f light was surprisingly bearable. If you’ve ever f lown internationally, then you should know, and have experienced, the complimentary alcoholic drinks. Needless to say, I took

full advantage of the airplane services. I had two glasses of white wine, a Budweiser, two meals and too many pretzels. I watched movies, such as Captain Phillips, The Butler and Groundhog Day. I also took two or three naps and played Tetris for an hour or two. After the plane landed, I found a woman holding up the “Mr. Julian Lopez” sign. It was Anna, my recruiter. She and I hopped on a bus to head to the hectic sector of the airport. While on the bus, I got to see Seoul at night for the first time. The lights are spectacular and brilliantly strung along a beautiful metropolitan skyline. After making the initial “nice to meet you” chitchat with Anna, we talked about life in Korea, and she enjoyed every aspect of it. That was the first of many reliefs for me. The biggest relief came when I met my coworkers


and boss the next day at work. I work with five Korean teachers, two American teachers and the principal. I work about 30 hours a week, which is split up between 10 hours of prep and 20 hours in the classroom. I find that the biggest drawback of my job is communicating with the kids. Their English is a few tiers below basic, but that’s expected. As with any school, some show up to learn and some just show up because their parents want them to get a leg-up in the world. South Korea is not that different from where I’m from in Orange County. In Jinjeop-eup, the small town about an hour south of Seoul where I found this teaching gig, there are a few remedies that one would find in or around Orange County. Jinjeop-eup has cafes, pharmacies, markets and a McDonald’s. Some words of advice, if

you plan on teaching here, or anywhere for that matter, start learning the language now. I’m getting by on the bowing, smiling and saying hello, goodbye and thank you, but I’d like to know more. I’m going to be here for the next 11 months. What I’ve learned about Korea so far is that sometimes you need to put faith in the person you are communicating with. Nobody out here is trying to mess with foreigners, although I’m sure there are some people in Seoul, and a few in every small town, that might. Keeping a sense of adventure and an open mind are truly essential tools for an expedition like this. I’ve been to Seoul three times in four weeks, I’ve tried food I thought never existed, I’ve met amazing people and the biggest lesson I’m in the process of learning at this moment is semi-self-reliance—what every postgrad needs.


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Big names in music set to take festival at local concert venue gina van stratten Daily Titan

Summer is prime time for local concerts and music festivals. The Observatory in Orange County is a venue that will host several concerts and festivals over the summer. The concert lineups range from acts such as The Horrors to Kid Ink. One of the first festivals that the Observatory in Orange County has set for this summer is Burger a-Go-Go! The Observatory is pairing up with Burger Records to put on Burger a-GoGo! The festival will showcase Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Shannon & The Clams, The Fly Traps, Meow Twins and many more. Best Coast is the featured headliner for the festival. The American rock duo was formed in Los Angeles in 2009. Best Coast is led by vocalist Bethany Cosentino and the multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. Cosentino said her songs have been influenced by Blondie, Patsy Cline and others, according to the band’s website. Best Coast is set to release a new album this summer after the success of their first three albums: Crazy for You, The Only Place and Fade Away. Their latest album has a new confident sound and feel,

Courtesy of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno, members of the band Best Coast, are the headlining act for this year’s Burger a-Go-Go! summer music festival taking place at the Observatory in Santa Ana on Saturday, Aug. 2. Best Coast will be sharing the stage with 20 other bands and artists for the one-day event.

according to the band’s website. “It (Fade Away) reflects the increased confidence that Cosentino and her bandmate … gained in the three surreal years since their break-through album,” according to the official Best Coast website. The band’s success has given them opportunities to perform with Green Day, No Doubt, Kendrick Lamar and Iggy Pop. The band has also worked with actress Drew Barrymore who directed one of its music videos. In addition, Consentino

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website. The group was formed in 2008 and just recently released their third fulllength album, Too True, earlier this year. Another band performing at the festival is rock band Bleached, and their first full-length album, Ride Your Heart, is out now. Bleached has drawn their musical influence from bands like the Misfits, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Metallica, according to the band’s official Facebook page. The festival will consist of performances from

21 bands. All the performers for the event have a female-dominant spice to them. The other bands set to perform include Summer Twins, Peach Kelli Pop, Death Valley Girls, LA Witch and Teenage Burritos. The Observatory is on Harbor Boulevard in Santa Ana. Burger-a-Go-Go! will take place Saturday Aug. 2 and doors open at 4 p.m. The event is open to all ages. Tickets are for sale through the Observatory’s website, starting at $32.50. For more information go to



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CSUF closes the curtain on spring season

brought the larger-thanlife characters to the stage, permeating the elevated language with sexualized humor. A beautiful early-modern French ZACK JOHNSTON drawing room was conDaily Titan ceived by the set designers, and worked perfectly As finals week falls on the thrust stage of the upon Cal State Fullerton, Young Theatre. Eve Himmelheber, the the talented students of this semester’s theatre director of Xanadu during productions must be ex- the fall semester, brought haling sighs of relief to her musical theatre magsee their season finally ic to Legally Blonde, The come to an end. The CSUF Musical. The unashamedDepartment of Theatre ly girly musical has been a and Dance’s sterling rep- favorite of Himmelheber’s utation was maintained and this semester was fiwith this semester’s cap- nally her chance to direct it. tivating productions. This spectacle featured The fall 2013 semester brought such shows a marvelous cast of lead as 12 Angry Jurors, Much performers and vocalists Ado About Nothing, Xana- as well as a large, talentdu, and Inspecting Car- ed ensemble and sent auol. With the amazing diences home with show amounts of drama and tunes stuck in their head. comedy showcased by With about a dozen difstudents and faculty, fall ferent settings that the 2013 was a tough season musical takes place in, to follow and follow it the scenic design crew they did. brought a multitude of Many of different vithe stusually apWith the dents that pealing and amazing appeared in functionthose proal set piecamounts duction, as es to the of drama well as other production. B.A. and BFA In addiand comedy students retion to the showcased by turned this theatre prosemester to ductions, students and grace the this year stage with faculty, fall 2013 also featured their talents. conceptuwas a tough The spring al fall and 2014 season season to follow spring dance began with and and follow it they shows Dollhouse, 12’x16’ Dance the ‘60s renfrom CSUF’s did. dition of a w a r d -w i n Henrik Ibsen’s classic ning dancers and drama adapted by The- choreographers. resa Rebeck. The adapta12’x16’ Dance was protion follows Ibsen’s orig- duced at Grand Central inal plot and themes of Art Center along with challenging gender roles, other CSUF productions but takes place in a more Replica, The Altruist, The contemporary suburban Dream of The Burning Boy setting. and spring BFA Cabarets, Direction-wise, Doll- which begins May 13. house was a slow start to This season’s main the spring season. Some stage shows finished off of the show’s complex with And Then There Were themes and devices were None, Agatha Christie’s not as clearly conveyed as classic murder mystery. they could have been. The drama encompassed But despite that, the a black-and-white, film production featured fan- noir concept that set ittastic emotional perfor- self apart from other mances from its leads productions. that were a pleasure to The set design, coswatch. tumes and hair and The season then picked makeup all fell into the up speed with the off-col- gray-scale color scheme or comedy, The School and made for an astonFor Lies. Adapted from ishingly well done visual Molière’s The Misan- aesthetic. thrope, the play sticks to In addition to the dazthe original 17th centu- zling concept, each actor ry setting and dialog of gave an impeccable perrhyming verses, but is formance that heightened mixed with the vulgar the suspense. and modern humor of DaCSUF continues its high vid Ives. theatrical standards held The performers of The in this season as it prepares School For Lies flawlessly for the fall 2014 season.

The 2014 theatre and dance spring season delivered acts

Courtesy of Buffalo Exchange The Buffalo Exchange 40th anniversary pop-up shop takes the form of a redesigned 25-foot Airstream trailer stocked with handpicked merchandise representing the best of the vintage retailers clothing and accessories selection.

Vintage goes cross country Buffalo Exchange pop-up shop to make stops in OC SARA HIATT For The Daily Titan

Calling all boho babes, vintage vixens and hipster cowboys! Buffalo Exchange will celebrate 40 years of fashion with an Airstream trailer pop-up shop this week in Orange County. Buffalo Exchange has been the go-to buy-selltrade store since it opened in 1974 in Tucson, Arizona. Frugal shoppers nationwide flock to the store, which is home to unique pieces at budget-friendly prices. It has become one of the most fashionable names in vintage shopping in Orange County and was voted the best vintage store by OC Weekly in 2013. To mark its anniversary, the store is taking a nod from trendy food trucks by creating a mobile shop that can be hauled across the country. The tour began in early March in Tucson, Arizona and will conclude next week in Boulder, Colorado. The pop-up shop has a select amount of handpicked merchandise ranging from Western wear to flowing bohemian frocks. It also boasts of clothing and accessories inspired by different regions, including Hawaiian shirts and Southwestern jewelry. Each city features merchandise curated for the specific location. Every era lends itself into creating the eclectic shop. Earlier stops sold a variety of goods including 1960s roller skates and 1970s kimonos. Aside from the shopping, the transformed hippie trailer is an attraction unto itself. A vehicle has been toting the 25-foot trailer, circa 1969, from city to city. The Airstream’s silver exterior is decked in commissioned tattoo art inspired by “retro cowgirls,” according to a press release. The redesigned interior went through a travel-themed and vintage-inspired makeover before getting the approval to hit the road. “In keeping with the company theme of recycling, almost everything in the trailer was purchased at thrift stores, flea markets, and salvage yards,” according to a press release. The trailer has been refurbished with repurposed materials to create a vintage feel. Old suitcases are used as shelving, sewing spools have been turned into drawer pulls

Courtesy of Buffalo Exchange The pop-up shop will be making its Fullerton stop at the Fullerton Promenade on May 14 and then will continue its travels to The Lab in Costa Mesa on May 15.

and sewing machine cabinets serve as armoires. Plumbing pipes are fashioned as wall racks and pay homage to the original shelves used in the first Buffalo Exchange store. Celebrating the store’s 40th anniversary by searching for fabulous finds may be the initial motivation for shoppers when stopping at the popup shop. However, Buffalo Exchange has many other accomplishments to celebrate as well.


The retailer has raised nearly $525,000 for local nonprofit organizations and has helped the environment by eliminating the use of 10.4 million bags through its Tokens for Bags program. The store may also be credited with helping to put sustainable shopping on the map as a trendy way to purchase clothing. Fans of the retailer traveled long distances to attend the popup, some even attended

multiple events in different locales. “Many people had their calendars marked, and even journeyed up to three hours to check out the goods we had,” the store reported on its blog. The tour will host special events at each stop, including promotions and giveaways. The Buffalo Exchange Airstream pop-up shop will be in the Fullerton Promenade May 14 and at The Lab in Costa Mesa on May 15.



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Cal State Fullerton alumna to perform in international concert MIA MCCORMICK Daily Titan

The musical talent of one of Cal State Fullerton’s own will fill the halls of one of New York’s most prized musical landmarks in the performance of a lifetime. CSUF alumna and current Indiana University graduate student, Michelle Do, will have the great fortune to showcase her talents at the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition 2014 at Carnegie Hall in New York City later this month. The 23-year-old Yorba Linda native has been playing piano since the ripe age of 6 years old, when she was given her first lesson by her mother who was also a pianist when she lived in Vietnam. She then started studying with her first teacher, Sofia Zukerman. Do studied under Zukerman for 10 years. Zukerman has been a monumental influence in her early musical growth and training, Do said. She continued to pursue music for her undergraduate degree, which she earned at Cal State Fullerton. During her time in the music program, she worked closely with music professor Alison Edwards, who she said she clicked with instantly. “Alison was absolutely amazing for me,” Do said. “She remains a really good mentor to me to this day.” Do was one of 500 applicants to enter the American Protégé competition. Only approximately 20 of those applicants were chosen for the final performance at the end of this month. Do said she is passionate

Courtesy of Michelle Do CSUF alumna Michelle Do, 23, of Yorba Linda, will take the grand Carnegie Hall stage in her first international competitive concert at the American Protégé Winners Recital on May 26. Do was chosen out of 500 applicants from around the world to perform in the concert.

about performing and the actual performance aspect of her Carnegie Hall debut is what she is most looking forward to about the experience. “I really, really love performing. Just to be on stage is … this huge rush and it feels almost surreal when you get on there,” Do said. Although she said her excitement for the opportunity is overshadowing her nerves, when she finally takes the stage she is sure a little performance anxiety will take effect.


”It’s going to be silent and the only thing that’s going to break the silence is me, so I have to do everything right,” Do said. She said she is also looking forward to having the opportunity to showcase her interpretation of a classic piece of music that has been played countless times by countless musicians to a semi-professional audience. Do will also have her family supporting her during her performance. Her mother and godmother will be making the trip from Southern California to the heart

of New York City to see Do showcase her talent on a grand stage. She is looking forward to being able to perform for her family in such a prestigious venue, especially considering her godmother’s age. “I don’t know if she has that many years left, so for her to be able to see me play in a hall of this caliber is pretty fantastic,” Do said. She will be moving back to Southern California to continue her education at USC this fall, where she will be working toward

her doctoral degree in piano. Do said she hopes to eventually take after the instructors and professors who have inspired and fostered her success as a musician. Ultimately, she would like to teach music at the college or university level while still following her passion for performing on the side. Do will perform in the American Protégé Winners Recital on May 26 at Carnegie Hall. This is her first international competition.


SPORTS Titan bats fail Eshelman MAY 12, 2014



CSUF wastes dominant pitching performance in loss MICHAEL HUNTLEY Daily Titan

The Cal State Fullerton baseball team dropped the first of a three-game series against the UC Riverside Highlanders, 3-2, Friday at Goodwin Field. Senior Jacob Smigelski (75) took the mound for the Highlanders. He leads the Highlanders in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. Despite leading his team in those categories, he is susceptible to allowing numerous baserunners per inning. The Titans threatened early when Smigelski walked junior outfielder Clay Williamson to lead off the first inning. Junior J.D. Davis singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Junior third baseman Matt Chapman drew his 21st walk of the season to load the bases. Sophomore David Olmedo-Barrera grounded into a double play to end the inning. The double play silenced the crowd and visibly disappointed the team. “It was a huge momentum swing for them. We were aggressive, but it turned out not in our favor,” Davis said. Thomas Eshelman (6-3) started on the mound for the Titans for the 13th time this season. He had pitched 25 innings in his last three starts,


striking out 17 and carrying a meager earned run average of 1.08. Eshelman breezed through the first inning with no trouble. The Highlanders put pressure on him in the second. Senior right fielder David Andriese and Thomas Walker led off the inning hitting back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners with nobody out. Designated hitter Drake Zarate laid down a safety squeeze bunt, scoring Andriese to put the Highlanders up 1-0. “Everybody is going to get hits. That’s just the way it is, it’s baseball,” Eshelman said. “I had to make my adjustments early off this team. They put some good swings together.” Eshelman was unable to keep the Highlanders off the scoreboard in the third as well. Center fielder Devyn Bolasky singled with one out. Shortstop Nick Vilter hit a home run to put the Highlanders up 3-0. The two-run blast was Vilter’s 10th of the season, which leads the Big West. It was smooth sailing for Eshelman from the fourth inning through the end of the game. He finished the game allowing nine hits and struck out a career-high 12 batters. “I think my cutter was the pitch that really worked for me tonight. They were swinging over the top of it. These guys were aggressive early in the count so I’d throw it for a strike then throw it extended,” Eshelman said. Friday marked Eshelman’s


AMANDA SHARP / Daily Titan Despite a single and a run batted in by Pinkston, the Titan offense could not get going on Friday night against UC Riverside. CSUF dropped the opening game of the three-game set, failing to move up from fifth place in the Big West Conference standings.

third consecutive complete game and second straight complete-game loss. “It’s rough but you gotta just put your head down. It’s motivation for me to get better and hopefully get a win under my belt after these last two,” Eshelman said. The Titan offense missed an opportunity for a big inning in the third. Williamson led off the inning with a triple. First baseman Tanner Pinkston singled to drive in a run. Davis singled to put runners on first and second base

with nobody out. Chapman hit a sacrifice fly to center field and Pinkston tagged up to advance to third. The Highlander bench pointed out that Pinkston left the base early and umpire Joe Maiden ruled Pinkston out. “I actually didn’t have him leaving early but unfortunately I wasn’t umpiring tonight,” interim coach Mike Kirby said. Davis had four of the Titans’ eight hits on the night and was the only Titan to record a multi-hit game.



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“I went back to what I was doing early in the season and just tried to hit it up the middle, get a good swing off and square the ball up,” Davis said. The loss puts the Titans in


fifth place in the Big West, trailing the Highlanders who sit in fourth place. For more information on the CSUF baseball team and all Titan Athletics, go to


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better week by week. Coach (Jason) Dietrich’s doing a fabulous job with him as well as the rest of the guys, but Justin has been getting better every start for me,” Kirby said. “I IAN O’BRIEN thought tonight he was realDaily Titan ly good. He had a really good delivery going. The ball was The Cal State Fullerton flying out of his hand. He was baseball team (25-21, 8-9 Big working from the bottom of West) continued its three- the zone up, and he did an game series at Goodwin Field outstanding job tonight.” against UC Riverside, and The Titans also performed they evened it out by defeat- relatively well at the plate. In ing the Highlanders, 6-0. the third inning, junior outSophomore Justin Garza fielder Clay Williamson got made the start things started “He had a really for CSUF with for the Titans and shined on an RBI single. good delivery the mound, Williamson exthrowing going. The ball tended his hiteight shutout streak to was flying out ting innings and 10 games. striking out “I’m seeing of his hand. He six batters. the ball good. was working “Just keep When you get them in the from the bottom in a groove like game. That’s that, a bunch of of the zone up, other guys start pretty much it. I’m not saying hitting well too and he did an I have to throw so it’s all kind of outstanding job just getting put a shutout but just get ahead together,” Wiltonight.” in my pitchliamson said. es and throw MIKE KIRBY Senior instrikes,” Garza Interim Head Coach fielder Keegan said. Dale drove in This was Garza’s first start another run for the Titans where he pitched his entire in the third with a sacrifice time without allowing a run bunt. since Feb. 22 against the UniThe hitting stayed relativeversity of San Francisco. ly quiet for the next several Garza has managed to innings, but the Highlandfind his groove since return- ers threatened in the top of ing from injury early in the the fifth inning with a triple. season. Garza escaped the jam with a “I thought I’ve had flashes pop fly. of it the past couple of starts. Garza escaped another I’ve felt the same on pretty jam in the top of the sixth inmuch all my starts,” Garza ning when he allowed a sinsaid. gle and walked a batter, but Interim Head Coach the two runners were left on Mike Kirby was also ob- base when junior Drake Zaservant of Garza’s steady rate grounded into a fielder’s improvement. choice. “Justin has been getting After Garza retired the


CSUF scored six runs to back up a Garza shutout effort

WINNIE HUANG / Daily Titan Sophomore pitcher Justin Garza hurled eight shutout innings to record his fourth win of the season. Garza struck out six Highlanders while surrendering only six hits. Garza’s eight innings were the furthest he has pitched into a game since Mar. 1 against Oregon.

Highlanders in quick fashion for his last two innings, the Titans added some insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth. Sophomore infielder Taylor Bryant drove in the first run of the inning with a fielder’s choice ground out, and senior catcher Jared Deacon scored on a throwing error after leading off the inning with a double. After the bases were loaded on a walk by Dale and a single by junior J.D. Davis, junior third baseman Matt Chapman hit a deep fly ball to right field and drove in a run

to give the Titans a 4-0 lead. Sophomore David Olmedo-Barrera extended the Titans’ lead with a two-run single. Junior pitcher Koby Gauna finished off the game in the ninth, and he disposed of the Highlanders in quick fashion to seal the win for the Titans. The Titans have nine games remaining in the season, and they will look to build on this win and sneak into the postseason. “Right now we’re chasing so it’s do or die for us. We gotta win every game we can





and come out and just try to play baseball the right way,” Williamson said. CSUF has one game remaining against the Highlanders, and they will look to

0 win the series and put their Big West record at .500. For more information on the CSUF baseball team and all Titan Athletics, go to


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MAY 12, 2014 MONDAY

Titans bring out the brooms CSUF softball sweeps CSUN in its final series of the season JOHNNY NAVARRETTE Daily Titan

The Cal State Fullerton softball team ended the regular season positively, completing the series sweep over Cal State Northridge, 10-1. It was the first sweep of a Big West opponent this season as the Titans outscored the Matadors 26-2 in the series. The Titans (33-21-1, 13-8 Big West) got off to a quick start by scoring three runs in the first inning thanks to sophomore Samantha Galarza’s bases clearing double for a 3-0 lead. Galarza was one of two Titans who had at least two hits in the game, going two-forthree with three runs batted in and one run scored. In the first game of the series, the Titans scored nine

runs in the seventh inning and in this game used a six run third inning to hold a comfortable lead en route to a victory over the Matadors (3126, 8-13 Big West). Junior first baseman Eliza Crawford went one-for-two and got the big inning started with a solo home run to center field. After a Matadors’ error allowed Galarza to score, freshman outfielder Delynn Rippy doubled to right field, scoring freshman Sydney Colenzo. Crawford batted again in the inning and flied out, which was deep enough to score senior Leesa Harris. Third baseman Missy Taukeiaho finished her first season as a Titan with her typical multi-hit performance, going two-for-three with a double and launching her 19th home run of the season in the fifth inning. The round-tripper gave the transfer from Washington sole possession of second place on the Big West single-season home run list. The

Titans now own the top two spots on the list with Taukeiaho finishing only behind Stephanie Little, who hit 23 home runs in 1999. It was an incredible year for Taukeiaho as the sophomore hit safely in 45-of-55 games this year and set the Big West all-time single season mark in runs scored with 62. The game featured the same pitching matchup from the second game of the doubleheader Friday as Monique Wesley and Daphne Pofek were in the circle for their respective teams. Wesley improved to 7-6 with her team-high seventh complete game of the year. The sophomore allowed five hits while striking out five. Pofek fell to 5-7 on the season as she was pulled after two innings after allowing four runs on four hits. Jordan Sauceda came into the game in the third inning but only recorded one out in the eight batters she faced. Sauceda allowed five runs on three hits while walking


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1 three. The Titans end the year having won seven of their final eight games. CSUF fell short of a top three conference standing as it finished one game behind UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Titans finished only two games behind conference leader Long Beach State. CSUF was projected to finish third in the preseason poll. The 33 wins for the Titans were the most since the 2007 team went 38-23. The Titans will lose five seniors but have young talent that will be in the mix next season.

Softball takes doubleheader A potent offense and strong pitching propels the Titans JOHNNY NAVARRETTE Daily Titan

The Cal State Fullerton softball team got off to a hot start in its last series of the season, taking both games in the doubleheader on Friday against Cal State Northridge. After having their fourgame winning streak snapped by UC Davis, the Titans rebounded in the series opener by routing the CSUN, 14-1. Leading 5-1, the Titans (3221-1, 12-8 Big West) exploded for nine runs in the seventh inning to put the game completely out of reach from CSUN (31-25, 8-12 Big West). Sophomore third baseman Missy Taukeiaho was a nightmare for Matador pitchers, going three-for-four with five runs batted in. In the sixth inning, Taukeiaho hit her 18th home run of the season, moving her into a tie for second place in conference history for most home runs in a single season. Sydney Colenzo gave a possible preview of things to come in the coming seasons

with a four-for-five performance. The freshman from Downey knocked in two runs while scoring one run of her own. Her two-run ground rule double in the seventh was the last of the scoring for CSUF. First baseman Eliza Crawford chipped in with three runs batted in of her own, going one-for-three with a double. The junior’s two-run double in the third inning got the scoring started for CSUF. In the circle, freshman Christina Washington picked up her 12th victory of the season, allowing seven hits in a complete-game effort. The lone run came in the fourth inning when the Matadors’ Katie Hooper hit a solo home run to center field. Hooper was two-for-three and was the only Matador to collect multiple hits in the game. Matadors’ pitcher Brianna Elder dropped to 22-12 on the season after giving up a season-high 10 hits to a Titan offense that got 12 hits for the game. Elder entered the game having struck out a team-high 132 batters, but only managed two strikeouts against the Titans. Elder threw an incredible 148 pitches in six innings







1 before giving way for reliever Crystal Maas, who allowed two hits and one run to the five batters she faced. Senior shortstop Gabby Aragon was two-for-three with one run batted in. Aragon drew two walks, including one in the big seventh inning, which brought in Taukeiaho to score. The second game of the doubleheader was not nearly as lopsided but thanks to a solid pitching performance by sophomore Monique Wesley, the Titans held on for the 2-0 victory. Wesley (6-6) earned her first career complete-game shutout, allowing six hits while striking out eight, two short of her career high of 10. The Titan offense was not as explosive as it was earlier in the day, collecting just five hits for the game. CSUF’s runs


were generated in the second inning, which came without a hit. Shaky pitching and defense by the Matadors loaded the bases for senior outfielder Leesa Harris who drew a walk, bringing in sophomore Samantha Galarza to score for the first run of the game. The Titans’ second run of the inning came on a wild pitch by the Matadors’ Daphne Pofek, who dropped to 5-6 on the season. In a complete-game effort, Pofek struck out two while walking three. Taukeiaho struggled against Pofek, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, snapping her five-game hitting streak in the process. Senior catcher Ariel Tsuchiyama was the only Titan with more than one hit for the game, going two-for-four.


Baseball drops Riverside series The Daily Titan The Titans dropped their sixth extra inning game of 2014 IAN O’BRIEN Daily Titan

The Cal State Fullerton baseball team (25-22, 8-10 Big West) concluded its threegame homestand against UC Riverside Sunday, where the team dropped both the game and the series with an 8-7 loss in 11 innings. “A lot of little things add up. We didn’t do some little things. We did some big things, but for the most part we just didn’t do all the little things, and they added up,” said junior pitcher Grahamm Wiest. Wiest made the start for CSUF, and he pitched six innings. He allowed five runs, only one of which was earned. This was due to an error by senior infielder Keegan Dale. The Highlanders capitalized with a grand slam by junior Drake Zarate. The blast gave them a 5-0 lead before the Titans could even step up to the plate. The Titans fought back in the bottom of the first inning, though. Junior third baseman Matt Chapman hit a double that drove in two runs.

Chapman led the Titans on offense with a three-for-four effort that included two runs batted in. Wiest recovered from his rough first inning to throw five consecutive shutout innings, and he finished the game with four strikeouts. He only allowed three hits after the first inning. The Titans continued their comeback bid in the bottom of the sixth inning by scoring two runs. Sophomore Jake Jefferies made his first start since April 12 against UC Santa Barbara. He filled the designated hitter slot, and he took advantage of his second chance by hitting a two-run single to trim the Highlanders’ lead to 5-4. However, the Titans left two men on base that inning after being unable to cause any further damage. The Highlanders extended their lead to 6-4 in the top of the seventh inning with a single by junior Thomas Walker. The Titans came close to scoring more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. They loaded the bases with one out, but the Highlanders escaped the jam to preserve their lead. CSUF returned the favor in the top of the eighth inning though. Junior


Tyler Peitzmeier stepped in for freshman Phil Bickford, and he allowed a single and a walk. Junior Willie Kuhl then took over and allowed the hit that loaded the bases, but he notched a crucial strikeout and then forced a fielder’s choice ground out to escape the jam. The Titans took advantage of another opportunity to close in on the Highlanders in the bottom of the eighth inning with a single by junior outfielder Austin Diemer. They left two men on base to continue their offensive struggles. Junior Koby Gauna allowed what appeared to be an insurance run to the Highlanders in the top of the ninth, but the Titans were not ready to fall just yet. Senior Greg Velazquez hit an RBI double before back-toback sacrifice bunts allowed the tying run to score. The Highlanders threatened to score again with two runners on base in the top of the 10th inning, but Diemer gunned down senior Cody Hough at home to end the inning. The Titans looked primed to win the game in the bottom of the 10th, but they left the bases loaded. The Highlanders took advantage of Fullerton’s failure


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8 to score with the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning. The Titans went down in order to end the game, and junior J.D. Davis took the loss with one run allowed in two innings. They finished with 13 runners left on base. The bullpen allowed three runs, but this was only one of many factors that led to the Titans’ loss. “You can never put it on one thing. It’s baseball. There’s a few mistakes we made and some timely hits that could have went our way and some breaks we could have caught,” Chapman said. “That’s just baseball. You can’t put it on one thing. We win as a team and lose as a team. It’s a tough loss.” Head Coach Rick Vanderhook will rejoin the Titans when they face UC Irvine next weekend. “It will be great to have coach Hook back in the dugout. We really miss him in there,” Kirby said.



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