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Warehouse Workers United (WWU) alleged poor working conditions in some Walmart-contracted warehouses.
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In what has been described as a six-day pilgrimage, warehouse workers across Southern California are marching 50 miles from the Inland Empire to Downtown Los Angeles to protest poor working conditions in Walmart-contracted warehouses. Elizabeth Brennan, a spokeswom-
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an for Warehouse Workers United (WWU), said the Mira Loma workers are striking over the lack of basic necessities in the warehouses, including the presence of broken equipment, cooling fans, and a lack of drinking water and safety equipment. They are also protesting alleged retaliation for raising these concerns. “They need to take responsibility,” said Brennan. “They are one of
the largest companies in the world, and therefore set the standards for wages and labor practices.” According to the Huffington Post, warehouses have recently been popping up throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties, because the area is an entry point for goods manufactured outside of the U.S. destined for local stores. SEE MARCH, 3
California State Student Association (CSSA) held its third meeting of the year Sunday at Cal State Fullerton to discuss the student trustee nominating procedure, the proposed upper-division unit adjustments and possibilities if Proposition 30 fails in November. This year, the committee will focus on how to accomplish a strategy to publicize the search for two to five students that will be appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees for two years as student trustees. Student trustees are voting members of the board who decide on major issues such as tuition increases and graduation unit requirements for the entire CSU. They plan to increase marketing to get students to become interested in joining the committee through social media, especially Facebook. Once they set their timeline, they want to announce publicly that the search is open. Each person on the board will visit at least two CSUs to recruit students. The board set a goal of seeking a minimum of two candidates per campus. Chair of the CSSA, Aaron Jimenez, said the plans to publicize the search should be thought through by someone who previously went through the process. The newest appointed member of the board, Cipriano Vargas, said it was an easy process, and he was lucky to be able to get funding to go to the governor’s office, which was critical to be there in person. “I applied because I think that this is a great position to do student advocacy, and sitting on the Board of Trustees with the current issues that are going on — I want to be a part of it,” said Vargas. CSSA President David Allison said he is excited about appointing Vargas on board to represent students on the Board of Trustees. “Trustee Vargas, the new trustee, this is going to be his first meeting as trustee, but I have every bit of confidence in him as well,” said Allison. “And I look forward to seeing what he does with this great responsibility.” Sarah Vagts, assistant executive director, said there are certain phases to recruit a student. The first is the search to get the word out by making a marketing plan. They will also be looking at application deadlines, they will be setting screening dates to screen the applications. Once the finalists
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CSSA addresses issues affecting students at the statewide and systemwide level. CSSA is governed by a student board of directors composed of the officially recognized representatives of each of the 23 CSU campuses. are chosen, each campus will have one representative on the president’s panel, where they’ll actually do the in-person interviews with the candidates. Screening those applications is an important role. The board will have the opportunity to set screening criteria, determining a fair and consistent way to screen applications. The final phase is interviewing the finalists. The Associated Students Inc. presidents, or whomever they designate, will each have a spot on that interview panel. Once they send the name to the governor it will take about a month or two before they make the decision and publicly announce it. Additionally, the CSSA heard from vice president of student affairs Berenecea Johnson Eanes, Ph.D., who appeared in president Mildred Garcia’s absence. She welcomed the committee and encouraged them to represent the students of the CSU well. The CSSA welcomed state Senator Lou Correa, a CSUF alum, who represents California’s 34th Senate District. He urged them to be more vocal about what is going on in Sacramento and to keep everyone in the state Senate more accountable for their actions and their votes. The CSSA represents over 450,000 students in the CSU. They serve and protect the interests of students and consult the governor, state legislature, and the CSU Board of Trustees on issues that affect students. Overall, Allison said the meeting was productive and that CSUF received “12 out of 12 stars” according to his personal criteria for holding CSSA meetings on campus.
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Cultural days are celebrated on campus with their music and performance accompanied by their symbolic flair of style. Mexican Independence Day brings about a variety of riches in the form of clothing and food as well as its historic roots. It took place 200 years ago, in September 1810. Jorge Herrera, Cal State Fullerton Chicana and Chicano studies professor, defined the cultural day as the culmination of the Mexican War of Independence led by Mexican-born citizens, Spaniards and mestizos who saw independence from Spain. “We as Chicanos, Latinos, Mexicans (and) Mexican-Americans celebrate the separation from Spain on that day,” said Herrera. Celebrations consist of gathering as a community and celebrating independence, Herrera added. These celebrations include Mexican music, cuisine and dance. Mexican Independence Day is also called El Grito meaning “the yell.” In Mexico, Independence Day is celebrated with el grito in which citizens yell out, “long live independent Mexico.”
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The celebrations include Mexican music, cuisine and dancing. The community gathers to celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain. Different regions of Mexico celebrate differently.
Historically, this day constitutes the victory for the country and its people. Culturally, this day is celebrated with festivities in the United States and Mexico. The different regions of Mexico celebrate their festivities with what they eat and how they dress and dance. The costumes and their colors originate in Jalisco. Yesenia Altamirano, a Chicano studies and political science double major, said the traditional fashion is a combination of different attires due to intermixing of cultures that are defined by separate regions in Mexico. “Stereotypically it’s the girl with the big falda, with a mariachi dressed guy” said Altamirano.
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A falda is a skirt with the option of being different lengths. “A falda is usually large where you could raise your arms and cover your arms. It’s usually seen in the traditional folkorico dancing,” Altamirano said. Jennifer Perez, a criminal justice major, said these traditional forms of clothing are accompanied by flowers in the hair. The females wear a multi-colored dress or skirt and the males wear mariachi attire. Mariachi attire consists of a black suit with gold embellishments on the sides and a sombrero, Altamirano said. SEE INDEPENDENCE, 5
Constitution Day festivities were kicked off at Cal State Fullerton with a panel that examined hot-button issues including health care, immigration and the 2012 elections at the Becker Amphitheater Thursday. About 80 students braved the heat to attend the noontime panel, “Contemporary Challenges to the U.S. Constitution.” It was sponsored by CSUF’s Division of Politics, Administration and Justice; Associated Students Inc. and the Office of Government Relations. Constitution Day, celebrated annually on Sept. 17, commemorates the adoption of the Constitution and recognizes new U.S. citizens. In 2005, the U.S. Department of Education proclaimed the day a federal holiday and required schools to provide educational programs about the Constitution to observe it. “We’re going to celebrate the 221st birthday of the signing of our venerable Constitution and its longevity suggests that it continues to be relevant,” said Scott Spitzer, assis-
tant political science professor and moderator of the panel. Robert Castro, Ph.D., an associate criminal justice professor, discussed SB 1070, the controversial Arizona law that opponents claim allows police officers to racially profile people. “So what you have, I think, in laws like these is too much discretion left in the hands of the police and that collectively this may run the risk of unconstitutional deprivations of liberty,” Castro said. Other speakers included Pam Fiber-Ostrow, Ph.D., associate political science professor, and Joshua Yang, Ph.D., assistant health science professor, who discussed ObamaCare. Matthew Jarvis, Ph.D., associated political science professor, focused on the 2012 election. Since four Supreme Court judges are in their 70s, he said, this upcoming president may get a chance to lock in a longlasting legacy by appointing his own favored judge. “The Constitution provides the entire structure we have for our elections,” Jarvis said, adding how the Constitution defined elections effectively created a two-party system. SEE CONSTITUTION, 2
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A 17-year old Fullerton girl died late Friday after being struck by a commuter train while congregating with friends near a set of train tracks, authorities said. The name of the girl was not released pending confirmation her family had been notified. She was fatally struck by a northbound Amtrak train about 11:45 p.m. on the railroad tracks below the 91 Freeway, just west of Raymond Avenue, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. Someone called police to report seeing a group of six or seven teens congregating near the tracks, Dunn said. A police helicopter was first on scene and spotted the group, standing around one of the members who appeared to be injured, Dunn said. Arriving officers found the young woman suffering from serious injuries and summoned paramedics, who pronounced her dead at the scene, officials said. Dunn said the preliminary investigation indicated, “The group was near the tracks. They heard the train coming and moved away from the tracks. They saw the victim go back to retrieve some personal property, we believe a purse, when she was struck.” There were indications the group of teens had been drinking alcohol prior to the accident, however it was unclear whether the victim herself had been drinking. The investigation by both Anaheim police and coroner’s investigators is ongoing. Brief by BRIAN DAY
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Complimentary Constitution booklets, chips and water were provided at the event. In addition, ASI Lobby Corps had a voter registration booth set up. Lobby Corps’ goal is “getting (students) out to vote and mobilizing themselves to get their voices heard,” said Kayla Coriaty, 20, a political science major and chief governmental officer for ASI. Coriaty said Lobby Corps has about 10 events planned to prepare students for the November election, including a Voter Registration Cookout next week and three upcoming presidential debate screenings in the Titan Student Union Underground Pub. “We really try to give students the knowledge they need and work together to advocate on behalf of these (political) issues,” Coriaty said. Audience member Paul Nguyen, 19, a political science major, said the panel discussed the two most important issues the U.S. faces: immigration and health care.
“Everything else is kind of based off of that—off those two issues,” Nguyen said. Following politics and the election is not just important for political science majors, he said. “(Even if ) I wanted to be an engineer or something, I would still be following politics and I would still be coming to things like this because regardless of what you’re doing, all this is important to everyone,” Nguyen said. CSUF’s keynote Constitution Day event, a panel examining the fiscal and moral costs of the death penalty, will take place Wednesday. The panel, Wednesday at 6:30-8 p.m. in the TSU Pavilions, will discuss Proposition 34, the Eighth Amendment and the Constitution. The keynote speaker, Gill Garcetti, a former Los Angeles district attorney, is the principal author of Proposition 34. The proposition, up to vote Nov. 6, will repeal the death penalty in California and substitute a life in prison without the possibility of parole if approved.
About 50 anti-U.S. protestors outside the U.S. Consulate were detained for questioning by Libyan officials after an attack made on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya left the U.S. ambassador and three others dead Tuesday. According to CNN, Mohamed al-Magaiaf, head of Libya’s General National Congress, said the attack was not a result of the anti-American demonstrations that were going on that day. He believes the attack was planned by foreigners. U.S. officials suspect extremists are responsible. Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, confirmed that they have no further information to whether the U.S. Consulate attack was “premeditated or preplanned.” The FBI is investigating the attack and interviewing witnesses outside Libya that may know more information regarding the attack. They have yet to enter Libya, however, due to safety precautions. Brief by KYMBERLIE ESTRADA
Senate drops Middle Class Scholarship Act Calif. Senate struck down a bill that would have covered 60 percent of tuition, fees DAVID HOOD Daily Titan
The California State Legislature struck down a bill earlier this month that would have funded middle class CSU and UC students. The measure, authored by Assembly Speaker John Perez, would have ended a tax break for out-of-state corporations to pay less taxes based on the amount of their property and hiring they have inside California, in addition to sales in the state. AB 1500 was supposed to help struggling students with a 60 percent scholarship to cover the cost of rising tuition and fees. “You basically took away an opportunity for students in higher education to gain affordability and accessibility over a legislative deal,” said California State Student Association (CSSA) representative Addison Peterson, of Cal State Los Angeles. He said that Santa Ana Democrat Sen. Lou Correa, who spoke at a CSSA meeting last weekend, was partly to blame for the bill’s denial. Correa and most Republicans re-
jected the bill, in favor of an alternative that Correa believed would have been a better solution. The other proposal, that was set to be decided in the same session as AB 1500, promised to amend the bill that he said would hurt manufacturing companies in California in addition to providing $100 million to the UC and CSU each. But a deal that the senator had proposed to protect corporations in California fell through without explanation. “All I know is that the deal was called off,” Correa told reporters, “and I’m still questioning as to why that decision was made.” Correa said he had no idea what happened, and that the next item on the agenda, AB 1500, was a bill he was completely unfamiliar with and was forced to make a last-minute decision; one that he was uncomfortable supporting since he was unfamiliar with nuances in it. “I had no idea what I was voting on,” Correa said. “They had brought up a bill–100-plus (pages) and they asked us to vote ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ in five minutes... We didn’t know, so we voted ‘no.’” Peterson disagreed. He insisted that every Democrat knew about AB
Courtesy of MCT Senator Correa was the only Democrat two weeks ago who voted against AB 1500 because he felt it would hurt California businesses.
1500, including Correa. But he said Correa blatantly rejected the proposal because his deal had fallen through. “Every single Democrat in the California Assembly was a co-author of the bill,” Peterson said. “It wasn’t a strange thing… I think he was being a hypocrite in there about the governor using (students) as wedge issues… You (Correa) didn’t want to vote for the bill because of your self-
ish legislative goals.” CSSA president David Allison said that although they were disappointed with the outcome of AB 1500, they will look to the future for more viable options for offsetting tuition. Allison also noted that Correa has been an ally of CSU students in the past, especially since he graduated from CSUF with a degree in economics in 1980.
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Many of the strikers are working in warehouses as manual laborers who load and unload the products from delivery trucks, known as lumpers. These workers typically earn minimum wage with no benefits or consistent work schedules. “When I began working there, I was under the impression that we’d be working there for 90 days,” said Ruben Valadez, a lumper at a warehouse in Riverside. “There are people there that have been working for years, without benefits or vacation time.” Valadez joined the movement with hopes that the other workers become aware that they do have rights and are protected from retaliation. “From the first day I wore this (WWU) shirt, I was told to go home early, despite the large amounts of work to be done,” Valadez said. “We’re asked to (load or unload) 250 boxes per hour in our shift, and it must be done within the shift. They do not allow you to work overtime.” But Walmart spokesman Dan Fogleman said WWU is only bringing Walmart into the spotlight to garner media attention. “The fact is that we hold all of our service providers and their sub-contractors to the highest standards. We expect and require them to comply with the law. We are aware of the allegations that have been made and are in contact with the service providers to ensure that they are also aware of the concerns,” said Fogleman. Fogleman said that the complaints are unfounded, and if they are legitimate, that they have already been addressed. “Based on what we’ve seen and heard from the visits to the facilities, we are confident that the working conditions are acceptable and nothing like what has been described from the union group. We are always looking for ways to improve working conditions,” Fogleman said.
TOP: Protesters march through West Covina en route to the Walmat located in Baldwin Park. Workers are striking due to poor working conditions and facilities in warehouses
BOTTOM: Walmart workers have filed a complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety, which is conducting an ongoing investigation of the company
Brennan said that the workers have filed a complaint with California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), which is conducting an ongoing investigation. Workers have also filed federal lawsuits for other legal violations involving working conditions. Brennan said that they have gone straight to the Walmart offices three times, but are constantly being turned away. Walmart has expressed that they are not meeting with any of the WWU representatives because the people that are requesting meetings do not represent any of Walmart’s workers. Fogleman said should instead be focusing their grievances to the temp agencies and warehouses that employ them because, “That’s where the employment relationship exists,” Fogleman said. Majority Whip Roger Hernandez, assemblyman for the 57th district, said Walmart bears as much responsibility as anybody. “We hope to restore dignity and respect for our warehouse workers and all Wal-Mart employees. It is important for Walmart, being one of the largest conglomerates in the world, to follow California law and labor laws,” said Hernandez. “Everyone who lives in Walmart communities expect the workers be treated with respect and dignity, and there are too many occasions where they’re not doing it.”
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Kerry is a possible cabinet candidate Senator’s speech and party position hint at an aim to fill cabinet position DANIEL HERNANDEZ Daily Titan
Senator John Kerry was in attack mode at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) earlier this month, ridiculing the eight years of what he described as bad foreign policy under the George W. Bush administration, and fueling speculation that he might be aiming to land the soon-to-be vacant Secretary of State position. “They forget that we are exceptional not because we say we are, but because we do exceptional things,” Kerry said in his speech at the DNC. “The only thing exceptional about today’s Republicans is that–almost without exception– they oppose everything that has made America exceptional in the first place.” Current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has indicated that she will not be returning, leaving the position vacant, according to the Associated Press. The taxing position requires constant travel and rigorous diplomacy that has had Clinton travel to 110 countries and over 900,000 miles. Nancy Jimeno, a political science professor at Cal State Fullerton, said she’d hate to see Clinton leave the position of Secretary of State because she has done an excellent job. However, Jimeno said that Kerry has the potential to do better. “I think that John Kerry would do a fine job filling Sec. Clinton’s shoes,” said Jimeno, adding that she would prefer to see the position filled by someone from the GOP in the cabinet position. Two other possible candidates
Courtesy of MCT Kerry may have been chosen to deliver his message on foreign affairs because of his military background and political experience.
for the job are Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s cabinet, and National Security Adviser Tom Donilon. Both served on Obama’s 2008 campaign. According to The Hill, Rice had a role in the recent intervention in Libya, while Donilon is credited with overseeing the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. Because of their closeness with President Obama, they could have an advantage at obtaining the position. But Senator Kerry was the person chosen by the Democratic Party to speak about National security and foreign relations at the Democratic National Convention. Associate political science professor Matthew Jarvis said the Democratic Party might have chosen Kerry to deliver the message during the DNC because of his military background and his experience with foreign diplomatic affairs. “The Democrats saw an opening… to go after what is traditionally Republican strength for foreign policy, particularly military intervention,” said Jarvis. Kerry is a Vietnam War veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart and dealt with foreign affairs as a
senator, making him an ideal candidate, Jarvis said. “John Kerry seems to be competent and smart. He has a tendency to over-speak, but I don’t think that would be a problem with Secretary of State,” Jarvis said, referring to Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. When John Kerry ran for president against George W. Bush in the 2004 election, he selected then Senator Barack Obama to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, elevating his name in the ranks of the political sphere. Kerry and the democratic base were dodging debates about national security, confiding to the activist base that opposed the overseas wars at the time. Kerry is now chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, and during the four years of Obama’s term the country has seen the end of the Iraq war and the death of bin Laden. “Ours is a model for leadership in national security that thinks before it acts, allowing us to respond constructively to the dramatic changes in the Middle East,” Kerry said in a speech. “We need to support those who share our values and work with those on whom the jury is still out.” VISIT US AT DAILYTITAN.COM/NEWS
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It’s time others get a chance for respect End discrimination for Sikhs and Muslims who want to work while wearing traditional garb ERIC FARRELL Daily Titan
With the signing of AB 1964 by Gov. Jerry Brown last week, one more step has been taken to ensure that people from all walks of life are treated fairly in the workplace. AB 1964—The Workplace Religious Freedom Act of 2012— would “include a religious dress practice or religious grooming practice as a belief or observance covered by the protections against religious discrimination, and would specify that an accommodation of an individual’s religious dress practice or religious grooming practice that would require that person to be segregated from the public or other employees is not a reasonable accommodation,” according to the text of the bill. In other words, employers will no longer be able to make those who wear turbans, hijabs or facial hair work in the back of a store as a compromise for allowing them to uphold their religious practices. It’s about time that Sikhs and Muslims get that sort of respect. Nearly every other religious denomination already has theirs. Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 set a good federal-level foundation
in prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. One standard of Title VII requires an employer to accommodate the religious practices of an employee unless it creates an “undue hardship” to that employer’s business. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or job applicants based on age (40 and over), religious creed, disabilities (mental or physical) and sexual orientation, among others, according to a fact sheet found at ASMDC.org. So while religious beliefs have been protected against discrimination in the workplace and application process for some time, employers have found ways to “accommodate” these workers while still maintaining their precious company image. Disneyland’s notoriously stringent appearance guidelines come to mind. Employees were finally granted the ability to have facial hair earlier this year, and even then, their updated guidelines only allow for the hair to be a quarter-inch thick, according to a Jan. 23 article in the Orange County Register. For perspective, prior to this year, even Walt Disney couldn’t have worked at his theme park. In 2010, Imane Boudlal, a Muslim woman working at Disneyland, had to
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The California Fair Employment and Housing Act protects religious beliefs and practices against discrimination from employers, but many have found loopholes in its language. The Workplace Religious Freedom Act will fill those holes.
contact her supervisors at Disneyland to request they make an exception to their appearance guidelines. All she wanted was to wear her hijab, a type of scarf or veil worn by Muslim women. Disney had designed their own for her to wear, but it needed corporate approval. In the meantime she wore her own and was promptly asked to “either remove the scarf, cover it with a hat or work in a job out of public sight,” according to an Aug. 13 article in the Los Angeles Times. In an emailed letter originally sent to
John Kerry in 2010 by Rajdeep Singh, director of law and policy for the Sikh Coalition, Singh noted that forcing employees who refused to work without their religious headwear out of the public eye was found to be acceptable in 2002, with the Birdi v. United Airlines, Corp case. “Even if (AB 1964) strengthens the definition of an ‘undue hardship’ under Title VII, employees of faith may not be able to avail themselves of this strengthened standard and may still be vulnerable to egregious forms of workplace discrimi-
nation,” said Singh. Singh urged those writing the bill to include language that specifically prohibited these types of accommodations that were essentially just thinly-veiled discrimination. It was a long road to walk, but his wish was granted. Hopefully this law can bring California forward and toward a more cooperative, unsegregated workplace. People should never have to be hidden away at work for their religious beliefs.
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Those who refuse to get vaccinations for their kids are endagering everyone BRIAN DAY Daily Titan
Vaccination among private school children is on the decline and, as the issue of childhood immunization evolves from a philosophical debate to a public health crisis, the time has come to take action. According to a report published last week by the Associated Press, children who attend private schools are far less likely to have all of their required vaccinations due to a parental opt-out option. “Not even the recent re-emergence of whooping cough has halted the downward trajectory of vaccinations among these students,” the report found. And the trend is pushing an evergrowing number of private schools past the biological tipping point. To combat the trend, the legislature has passed AB 2109, which would require parents to consult with a healthcare practitioner before opting out of immunizations. It now sits on the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown, who will hopefully sign it into law by the month’s end. The liberty of citizens to govern their own lives and their families in the manner they choose is a fundamental characteristic of the United States. Yet liberty has always—necessarily—had limits, even when dealing with child-rearing. For example, modern society bans the sale of items such as tobacco and alcohol to children, regardless of
their parents’ opinion on the matter. Children must be educated, whether it be through private, public or home school, or by law. Parents are limited in their legal right to corporally punish their children, and so on. It is not a controversial idea that the best interest of a child outweighs the desires of of a parent, and parental liberty is clearly not without its limits. The bill before the governor does not force parents to vaccinate their child, either, but seeks to ensure they have received the necessary information to make such an important decision concerning their child’s health. Thirty states currently allow no such exemptions for personal beliefs and the already-thin arguments against vaccinating children grow weaker with each passing day. The growing number of parents in these schools that are opting-out of childhood vaccinations are placing their own children, as well as all other unvaccinated kids, at an increasingly greater risk. Public health officials advocate a minimum vaccination rate of 90 percent in any given population to maintain “community immunity,” sometimes referred to as, “herd immunity.” “When a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease because there is little opportunity for an outbreak,” a National Institute of Health publication states. “Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines—such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals—get
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some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained.” About 15 percent of private schools surveyed by the AP failed to meet that “critical portion” of 90 percent. Comparatively, 5 percent of public schools didn’t meet the amount. Alarmingly, the study also found the rate at which private school parents are opting out of childhood vaccinations increased 10 percent since last year, while the opt-out rate seen at public schools remained unchanged. Keep in mind, the vaccinations being discussed include those that prevent against serious, potentially fatal illnesses such as measles, mumps, hepatitis B and whooping cough. Some parents shun the shots due to religious beliefs. Others fear, without evidence, that the vaccinations themselves may cause illness. In recent years, a scientifically repudiated notion that vaccines are linked to autism has inexplicably gained popularity. Some parents argue that getting childhood diseases strengthens children’s immune systems, while some others argue the converse: that the vaccinations themselves could overwhelm a young immune system. Whatever the reason, the end result of the growing trend of sending children off to school without vaccinations is the same: More children are getting, and will continue to get, sick. Sometimes very sick. Sometimes fatally sick. The risk is real and growing. While we have not quite yet reached the point of deadly, widespread epidemics, the current trend seems to be leading in that direction. Let us hope we never get there.
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Even with stricter gun control laws, California does not have a significantly lower rate of violent crime when compared to states like Texas that are much less strict on conceal and carry handgun usage.
We need gun safety, not gun control Lessening gun rights won’t solve anything; neither do irresponisble gun owners ETHAN HAWKES Daily Titan
Gun laws: An unpopular controversy in the U.S. During the summer, the nation witnessed one of the worst shootings in its history at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. With 12 dead and 58 wounded, questions were raised about gun control laws and if they’re enough to keep such tragedies from happening. Most Democrats are of course lobbying for tougher control on guns, while most Republicans are demanding laws be loosened up. While our own state of California has fairly strict gun laws, it is not the strictest in the nation. Some states completely ban conceal and carry, but California still allows licenses to be issued in most cities — though they are usually only issued to people who need them, such as shop owners and security personnel. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, California’s violent crime per capita is roughly the same as Texas’, which is much less strict on gun control. The Bureau of Justice published statistics in 2004 that say that 72 percent of California’s crimes are committed with guns, while only 64 percent of Texas’ are. If these statistics are to be believed, then it appears that the strictness of gun laws doesn’t seem to affect the violent crime rate, nor the method that it is carried out, very much. This would probably be because criminals don’t usually abide by
laws. If a person is dead-set on committing a crime, they will do it with or without a gun and by any means possible. This just says to me that both parties need to stop lobbying their own gun laws and maybe work on something more important, like fixing the economy. While many Democrats and antigun voters say that using a gun is a lot easier to kill someone and a lot less personal than using nearly anything else, the same goes for the victim of the attack as well. If a lunatic tried to attack an innocent person or someone around them who had a gun and training, the victim would most likely be able to properly defend themselves as opposed to being completely helpless. Many Republicans and National Rifle Association members would ask, wouldn’t it be safer to just have concealed carry legal to all citizens so when something bad goes down everyone would be able to defend themselves? Absolutely not. There is a reason that a majority of states require lengthy background checks and training for anyone trying to acquire a concealed and carry permit. According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, every year hundreds of accidents happen from citizens not knowing how to use firearms properly. It seems odd that training isn’t required to purchase a firearm in most states. If we are going to have a new batch of Second Amendment exercisers, it would be nice to know that brand new gun owners know how to practice proper safety. Due to the Second Amendment blocking firearm purchases because someone can’t pass a safety test would be illegal, although there are other ways to discourage people from buying a gun simply on a whim. A smart way to do this would be to raise firearm prices dramatically and then offer a permit that would cut the price of guns just as dramatically, which can only be obtained by attending safety and handling classes. This would create an incentive for citizens to learn how to properly care for and handle their new firearm. If it takes training to drive something as potentially dangerous as driving a car, education should be encouraged for any kind of new firearm owner. Maybe it is time to make stricter gun laws, just not the kind that will limit firearms from responsible people.
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PETER PHAM / Daily Titan The artist was inspired by his last series, “Moby Dick,” which was about space, the ocean and vast expanses. His current exhibition was driven by his family’s history in Los Angeles and being close to the border.
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From a simple line, artist Tony de los Reyes was able to create a series of work that embodied abstraction. Debuting his series, “Border Theory,” at the Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana on Sept. 1, de los Reyes wanted to explore something that would differentiate from culture in a unique way. He started thinking about space, the ocean and vast expanses for his “Moby Dick” series, which he completed prior to “Border Theory.” “I started thinking about border, which is part of my family history, but also, living in Los Angeles and being so close to the border,” said de los Reyes. De los Reyes spent six years working based on the novel Moby Dick and from there, drew inspiration for “Border Theory”. Born and raised in Los Angeles, de los Reyes became fascinated with the line that divided the United States and Mexico. He said that there is not a literal relationship of “Mexican-ness” to his “American-ness” but rather a relationship of space. “There’s an enormous, huge, very different country immediately south, within an hours drive or a couple hours drive, that is radically different that’s literally defined by a line,” de los Reyes said. De los Reyes added that it’s not a cultural relationship but more of a spatial relationship. The artist found the line that divided the two countries as something to be looked at beyond the culture and politics. Rather than paint the linen, de los Reyes stains the linen with fabric dye. “The dyes are much more intense because they integrate themselves into the material,” de los Reyes said. “They don’t sit on the surface.” With fifteen separate pieces that make up the series, it’s hard to imagine anything other than a simple line when looking at each one. But each line in de los Reyes’ work represents a physical part of the actual border. What makes de los Reyes unique is that he strayed from the classic mediums that most artists use in their work. “Most people work with traditional materials like oil paint or acrylic,” de los Reyes said. “I’m interested in slightly different versions of materials in the case; I worked on raw linen, which is different than prime canvas.” There is a reason for de los Reyes’ choice in medium, preferring the linen as a means to illuminate the message of his work. To him, the linen is like the landscape in the sense that it is a big expansive space. “I think of the color as a way of describing landscape and terrain. And then I use oil to talk about how the space has been chopped up by the border itself,” de los Reyes said.
De los Reyes aimed at creating something that was more than a painting, but also more than just re-creating a map. He said map-making is a form of drawing, except people think of borders as political entities rather than drawings. “When you’re making paintings, you don’t tend not to think of it as political entity, but it often can be,” de los Reyes said. By creating “Border Theory”, de los Reyes wishes to instill in people the ability to look at things in a different perspective. “I’m really interested in having these things overlap,” de los Reyes said. “Sort of same qualities that it takes to change a nation or change an identity. The same format changes a painting.” The gallery was filled with people fascinated by de los Reyes’ unique style. Pasha Turley, a resident of San Diego and retired college art professor at Southwestern College, said the show was wonderful. “The thing I like about the piece is the way the depth happens and also his use of color and staining,” said Turley. “Using that combination of colors worked very well with the subtleness to it and yet very vibrant.” John Spiak, director and chief curator of the CSUF Grand Central Art Center, was pleased with the opening reception’s turnout. “The reason we selected Tony is we’re looking at artists that are doing work that’s relevant to this community,” said Spiak. “Santa Ana is 88.9 percent Hispanic.” Though this exhibit marked the first time Spiak has collaborated with de los Reyes, the director had nothing but admiration for the artist. “He’s fantastic, complete professional, an incredible artist,” Spiak said. Spiak was able to spend time in the studio with de los Reyes and watched as his thought process developed into his work. “This is a show about the border, but also contemporary art and abstract art,” Spiak said. “Border Theory” will be on display at the CSUF Grand Central Art Center until Nov. 14.
Fashionistas, celebrities, designers and shoppers paraded into stores across the world celebrating Fashion’s Night Out 2012 Thursday. This year marks Fashion’s Night Out’s fourth anniversary since Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour helped create it in 2009. This annual event has become a tradition for style mavens and has spread to 19 countries including Australia, France and Korea. In an effort to generate consumer confidence, boost the retail industry’s economy and celebrate fashion, this is the night when shoppers cut loose and snag one-night only deals while soaking in the events’ festivities. “It (Fashion’s Night Out) helps out the economy by bringing crowds of people to shop their stores,” said Itzhak Bishburg, Fred Perry store support manager. Participating retail stores such as American Eagle, H&M and M.A.C. Cosmetics held public 6-11 p.m. after-hour events. From exclusive giveaways to do-it-yourself projects, free cocktails to live music, retailers across the globe enticed trend-savvy customers to take advantage of their one-night-only style festival deals. Los Angeles-based retail company Space 15 Twenty is known to being the ultimate mecca warehouse for Urban Outfitters, Free People and Anthropologie brands. Niree Nazarian, store manager of Free People Hollywood, said Space 15 Twenty supplied drinks to customers, had a live band and DJ, and offered the first ten customers a promotional dream catcher bag charm. “It (Fashion’s Night Out) encourages people to shop. It gets the word out about new upcoming fall items and introduces people to the latest trends,” Nazarian said. Local shops took part in the event as well. Steve Madden, in the Brea Mall, offered limited edition Steve Madden iPad cases to purchasing customers, said store manager Jonathan Mabanta. Make Up For Ever, a beauty brand, had customers design their own eyeshadow palette and case, said
Joseph Del Castillo, Los Angeles boutique manager. Customers also received two mini eyeliners and two powders to prep for the fall season. “Thousands of people were on Robertson Boulevard. Fashion’s Night Out exposes customers to higher-end brands,” Castillo said. “This event has allowed places like Robertson Boulevard to be a well-known, go-to shopping destination.” Even Cal State Fullerton students go out for the night. “I look forward to Fashion’s Night Out festivities each year. Last year I got to watch The Cults and score some free tacos,” said Irene Nunez, a CSUF senior. Celebrities used their star power to support this growing popular event. Kim Kardashian signed gift sets of her new fragrance, True Reflection, at Lord Taylor. Pharell Williams promoted his clothing line, Billionaire Boys Club, at Bloomingdales. Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton judged a karaoke contest at Michael Kors, according to ABC News. “It’s starting the new season, you’re excited to see what’s in store. You’re reminded it’s fun to shop and you can feel the energy,” fashion designer Michael Kors told ABC News. Celebrities and vendors used hashtag #FNO (Fashion’s Night Out) on Instagram to show their support for this global initiative. Dwayne Wade posted a picture exchanging smiles with Vogue’s Wintour and Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte. Fashion stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe looked sultry and chic in her little black dress standing alongside Bobbi Brown of Bobbi Brown cosmetics. Free People posted a picture of patrons waiting in line to get their picture taken in their FNO photo booth. In Los Angeles alone $5.7 billion in direct sales is made in the fashion industry according to Fashion’s Night Out’s official website. This event allows those in the industry to recognize its success and kick start the economy before the fall season (basically the beginning of the year for fashion spectators everywhere). Trends come and go, but Fashion’s Night Out is sure to stick around.
Promotions Steve Madden Limited edition studded iPad cases were offered to purchasing customers with a minimum purchase.
Make Up For Ever Beauty enthusiasts and customers were invited to design custom eyeshadow palettes. Shoppers also received two free powders and mini eyeliners.
Lord Taylor Celebrity and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian signed gift sets of her signature fragrance True Reflection.
Michael Kors Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton judged a karaoke contest according to ABC News.
Bloomingdales Rapper and designer Pharrell Williams promoted his eccentric men’s clothing line Billionaire Boys Club.
Space 15 Twenty Free drinks and entertainment were provided to all the shoppers. The first ten customers in line were gifted a promotional dream catcher bag.
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Not all regions have the same fashion due to the influence of culture and climate. In Veracruz, the typical clothing is a white dress because the region is tropical, Altamirano said. “Because it’s so hot, to keep themselves cool they use a lot of white because it’s translucent, kind of like Jalisco but it’s shorter,” Altamirano said. Altamirano’s family does not celebrate or dress up for Mexican Independence Day. “In my family we commemorate it with a special dinner and staying up at night to watch el grito,” she said. Jose Luis Guardado, a biochemistry major, is a member of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance. He said the fashion in traditional towns such as Jalisco are not visible on campus but he does notice some representation of pride on the cultural day. “When I come to school I see people wearing either soccer jerseys of the Mexican team or something related to the culture of Mexico that shows that there’s pride,” said Guardado. Just as Mexico has its different regions with different fashions, CSUF students have their own fashion to represent Mexican Independence Day.
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Parades, festivals and other celebrations across the state as well as across the border helped remember the historical day of freedom that was won for the people of Mexico from Spain in September of 1810.
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Women’s soccer wins first game of tournament The Titans (3-6) shutout visiting team, Army Black Knights (4-6), 3-0 in Under Armour Invitational DANIEL HERNANDEZ Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team won its second consecutive game Friday night, blanking Army 3-0 in the team’s first game of the Under Armour Invitational at Titan Stadium. The ladies improved their overall record to 3-5. Pressuring the Army defense for most of the first half, the Titans’ offense mustered up three first-half goals against the Black Knights. “Our play has been really consistent,” said Head Coach Demian Brown about the last two victories. “If we start scoring goals and continue to play the way (we’re) playing, it’s a good thing for us.” Ann Marie Tangorra, last week’s Big West Conference offensive player of the week, scored the first goal in the 22nd minute of the game from just inside the eight-yard box. Erica Mazeau, junior midfielder, passed the ball to Tangorra after breaking into the 18-yard box down the right side of the field, earning the assist on the play. Tangorra is the team’s leading scorer with four goals this season. She scored the last minute, game-winning goal against Creighton Sept. 9 to give the Titans their second win of the season. “It’s a play we’ve been practicing literally all week,” said Tangorra about being in position to smack the goal in the net. “Our coach is slamming it to us to cross into the penalty box, so I just made that run and it came to me.” After the first goal, the Titans exploded with energy showing a clinical display of offensive soccer. Nikki McCants, junior forward, scored her first goal of the season to give the Titans a 2-0 lead in the 37th minute. McCants picked up a rebounded shot from freshman Chris-
DT File Photos The Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team took 14 shots, five of them on goal against Texas Tech on Sunday. They also combined for 10 fouls throughout the game. They were 1-1 in the Under Armour Invitational, which they hosted.
tina Burkenroad, who blasted the ball off the goalkeeper’s gloves. “We’re hungry for it. We want to win. We want to keep doing good things out there so we have momentum,” said McCants, a kinesiology major. Adriana Gjonovich, sophomore midfielder, scored her first goal as a Titan and the third and final goal in the 43rd minute of the game, connecting on a cross from sophomore Colleen Ortega to give the Titans an early 3-0 commanding lead. With a comfortable lead in the second half of the game, the Titans were able to play some of their younger players extensively.
Army threatened to score on occasion, but never had any clear shots on goal. Titan goalkeeper Lindsey Maricic, a junior, had three saves on the day, while Black Knight goalkeeper Linda Rosas had five saves with three goals against her. While Army was able to get 10 shots off in the match, CSUF outgunned them with 15 shots. The Titans sported their orange and blue
alternate home jerseys as Army wore their allwhite uniforms. Army’s record before the contest was 4-4, with losses against Providence, UTEP, Stony Brook and Iowa. The four wins came against Vermont, Texas State, Seton Hall and Syracuse. Before the start of the match Army performed the color guard during the National Anthem as the disciplined team
saluted the flag. Earlier on the same day in Titan Stadium, No. 20 Long Beach State fell to unranked Texas Tech in the first game of the 2012 Under Armour Invitational. The shocking upset saw Texas Tech piling on each other at the end of the game in celebration. The Titans had to play red-hot Texas Tech Sunday in order to pick up their second win of the tournament.
Women’s soccer falls to Texas Tech The host Titans (3-6) lose to undefeated Texas Tech in tournament finale, 2-1. DANIEL HERNANDEZ Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team lost 2-1 Sunday afternoon to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, who did not lose a game in the 2012 Under Armour Invitational at Titan Stadium. The Red Raiders beat the Titans in what became the default invitational championship game. Texas Tech freshman Janine Beckie scored the first goal in the 13th minute of the first half off a deflection from the goalkeeper. “She (Janine Beckie) was a decent player, so she was able to get behind us a couple times,” goalkeeper Lindsey Maricic said about the problems the team was having containing the freshman. The Titans let the speedy Beckie penetrate their defense as a result of a Jessica Fuston backwards flick pass coming from the middle of the 18-yard-box. The pass caught the Titans off guard. Beckie, a Red Raiders forward, scored three goals in this weekend’s invitational, becoming Texas Tech’s main goal-scoring threat. Pounding the ball often, Texas Tech finally put in a second goal late in the game. Paige Strahan put the game out of reach 2-0 with about nine minutes remaining before the end of the game, scoring on a deep line drive shot. “Texas Tech is a very good team,” said Head Coach Demian Brown. “They put us under pressure, and they did a very good job keeping to at what they wanted to do. They kind of took us out of our rhythm.” But the Titans were not about to leave the game without putting up a fight. Christina Burkenroad put her head on the ball and scored in the 83rd minute of the game, bouncing the ball over the goal line from in front of the net. The goal gave the Titans new life as they attempted to tie the game with seven minutes remaining.
“I just jumped up and saw the goalie to my left and just tried to get it before she did,” said Burkenroad, describing the Titans’ only goal of the day. The penetrating Red Raiders offense pressured the Titan defense early and often, forcing goalkeeper Lindsey Maricic to make many crucial saves. With about 26 minutes left in the first half, Maricic was left oneon-one against Red Raiders forward Beckie. Maricic cut off her angle from the left outside corner of the 18yard box and made a sliding save, keeping the score manageable, down 1-0. “A lot of the time we were getting caught… on our flanks (because) we were playing a little high so we were leaving the space open knowing that our backs would have to drop and challenge,” Maricic said. Cal State Fullerton chased the Red Raiders for most of the first half, not controlling the ball much and playing flat all around. The Titans played with a little more fire in their feet coming out after the half. “The team just needed to be themselves and play how they know how to play,” Brown said. The Titans’ second game of the 2012 Under Armour Invitational against Texas Tech became the default championship game of the weekend. Texas Tech beat No. 20 Long Beach State earlier on Friday, increasing their win total and staying hot with an impressive seasonopening 6-3 record. “We were ready to play them… but we didn’t understand their game plan at the beginning and so we were just unorganized,” said team captain Stacey Fox. Fox missed the invitational because of concussion symptoms stemming from last week’s Creighton game. The Titans will have an opportunity to regroup as they have 12 days off and won’t play a game until a Friday, Sept. 28 matchup with the UCI Anteaters at Titan Stadium. For additional information, visit: FullertonTitans.com.
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Photos by ALEX CALISH / For the Daily Titan ABOVE: Redshirt senior JeAnne Mazeau attempts a tackle on Texas Tech forward Dawn Ward. Mazeau started the game and took one of the 14 shots by the Titans. She has played in all 9 games so far.
RIGHT: Senior forward Anne Marie Tangorra controls the ball against the Red Raiders. She took three shots and had one shot on goal. Tangorra has four goals and one assist for the season.
CSUF freshman Emily Taylor ran a 21:04.4 six kilometer race, finishing 12th overall and leading both the Titan men and women at the UC Riverside Cross Country Invitational at UCR’s Farm Course Saturday morning. Among Big West Conference runners, Taylor finished third behind Damajeria Dubose (20:44.2) of UCR and Dani Moreno (20:44.2) of UC Santa Barbara. Dubose finished third overall, while Moreno finished fourth. First place overall went to Southern Utah’s Jamie Smith, who finished the course with a time of 20:30.6. Sophomore Katie Bathgate also had an impressive day on the course, finishing with a time of 21:45.4 for a 31st place finish overall. Her time was nearly four minutes better than personal record on the course last year at the Big West Championships. Unfortunately for the men, they were unable to find the same success. Sophomore Marco Zaragoza had the best time for the Titan men in the eight kilometer at 25:34.4, finishing 40th. Sophomore Jayson Perez (25:37.8) and Junior Anthony Castellon (25:45.7) finished 43rd and 52nd respectively. Southern Utah’s Ryan Barrus finished in 1st place with a time of 24:08.6. Seth Totten of UCR led the men of the Big West Conference, finishing in fourth place with a time of 24:28.3. The Titans will travel to Palo Alto Sept. 29 to compete in the Stanford Cross Country Invitational. Once again, the Stanford Golf Course will serve as the setting for 14 races. The course features rolling hills and more than 300 oak trees. At its conclusion, nearly 4,000 runners will have completed the course, making the Stanford Cross Country Invitational one of the largest cross country events in the United States. For more information visit: FullertonTitans.com. Brief by ANGEL MENDOZA
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Men’s soccer split in Las Vegas Titans take one of two games in the UNLV Nike Invitational by beating Syracuse 3-1 JUSTIN ENRIQUEZ Daily Titan
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Sophomore defensive specialist Devin Ulmer celebrates a point with redshirt freshman middle blocker Holland Crenshaw against the Santa Clara Broncos. Unfortunately, they fell to the Broncos in the fifth set.
Women’s volleyball go 1-3 in Fullerton Classic Titans lose three straight after sweeping first match, Oregon State take crown ANGEL MENDOZA Daily Titan
After a strong showing in the Nevada Tournament held in Reno, Nev., the Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball team looked to continue their consistent play going into the Fullerton Classic this past weekend. Unfortunately for the Titans, they were only able to accumulate one win in the four games they competed in. CSUF began the tournament with with a dominating victory against Brown University on Friday afternoon, defeating the Bears in straight sets, 3-0 (30-28, 25-15, 25-18). This win marked the fourth time the Titans have swept an opponent this year. Senior outside hitter Kayla Neto and junior middle blocker Leah Best led the Titans with a match-high 12 kills. Best also recorded a stellar .733 attacking percentage while Neto added 10 digs. Junior outside hitter Bre Moreland clocked 10 kills and 17 digs, and sophomore setter Julie Consani recorded a match-high 37 assists. The Titan defense was nothing short of impressive, holding Brown to a .049 attacking percentage. “Taking care of the little things was definitely important in that game I think, getting to free balls, down balls… and we served tough and we blocked well,” said Moreland. Just a few hours later, the Titans went up against a solid San Diego State squad and were outmatched, going down 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-15). The CSUF offense struggled against the Aztecs, putting up a meager .108 attacking percentage. Moreland led the Titans with a match-high 16 kills, followed by Neto’s 13. San Diego State came up big on defense, managing 12.5 blocks against CSUF as junior middle blocker Emily Harris totaled eight block assists and attacked at a clip of .462. Setters Chloe Mathis and Tanna Aljoe set up most of the kills for the Aztecs, totaling 22 assists apiece, while libero Kristi Jackels ended her day with 13 digs. Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman noted that the CSUF offense is going to need to improve if the Titans look to keep up with their competition. “Part of it was being limited by our passing and certain performances from players,” said Zimmerman. “We know that we need at least four hitters working on getting kills. We can’t overload Moreland and Neto and think that we’re going to win games.” In their most exciting match of the tournament, CSUF put up a fight against Santa Clara University on Saturday afternoon, but ultimately went down in defeat 3-2 (11-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-23, 15-9). Santa Clara sophomore outside
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Senior defensive specialist Gabrielle Dewberry attempts a dig against the Brown University Bears. CSUF swept the Bears 3-0 on Friday.
hitter Taylor Milton finished with a match-high 17 kills while adding 11 digs. Senior outside hitter Kayla Lommori chipped in 15 kills for the Broncos, while junior setter Alyssa Anderson had 26 assists. Neto led the way for the Titans with 14 kills, while Moreland added 13. Senior setter Gabrielle Dewberry led CSUF with 30 digs. Both teams totaled 13 blocks each. The game produced a total of 17 tie scores and six lead changes. “Little mistakes here and there was what went wrong in that game,” Moreland said. “We gave them the thought that they could beat us, we let them in and they just beat us.” In their last match, the Titans were downed in straight sets, 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-18), by eventual tournament winner Oregon State University. The Beavers improved to 10-2 overall and have now won eight consecutive games. Oregon State was led by tournament MVP Arica Nassa. She had 12 kills and Oregon State finished with a .298 attacking percentage. Neto was key for the Titans, finishing with 12 kills and 13 digs. Moreland added 11 kills and nine digs. Although the Titans were swept by the Beavers, Dewberry was glad with
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the tenacity her teammates showed. “We definitely stuck together as a team,” said Dewberry. “We said we’re going to fight and fight and not let up. That’s what we did from start to finish.” Zimmerman emphasized that she would have liked to see her team win a couple more matches in the tournament, but the persistent effort displayed by the Titans was something she was truly pleased with. “I think that every time we took the court, from the San Diego State match on, we were playing better volleyball,” Zimmerman said. “We didn’t give up, we kept fighting, and that’s something that we’re going to be able to build on going into practice.” The Titans are now 6-7 and are on the verge of going up against a strong Cal State Northridge squad. Zimmerman knows coming away with a victory against the Matadors will be no easy task. “Usually, they’re very balanced,” Zimmerman said. “They’re tenacious, a very blue-collar team… They’re a little bit more seasoned on the court but I think we’ve got a great opportunity and it’s always great to be in Titan Gym.” The Titans will play CSUN Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the gym.
The Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team (2-6) traveled to Las Vegas over the weekend to participate in the UNLV Nike Invitational. The Titans were able to achieve a split in the tournament with a loss to Canisius on Friday and a win against Syracuse on Sunday. In the first game of the tournament, the Titans found themselves down by a significant amount early in the second half to the Canisius College Golden Griffins. Golden Griffin senior forward Gavin Falconer scored the first two goals in the 7th and 51st minutes. Falconer has had quite a season so far as he has already been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week twice in a relatively young season. Falconer’s goals were followed up by one from sophomore midfielder Paul Klopfer in the 60th minute. Then just two minutes later, in the 62nd minute, sophomore midfielder Denver Spearman scored making it 4-0 and completely sealing the deal for the Golden Griffins. Senior forward Regan Steele also had a big contribution with two assists; one to Falconer and the other to Klopfer. The Titans were able to answer with a goal by senior defender Mario Alvarez in the 65th minute, followed by another from senior forward Jesse Escalante. It wasn’t enough, however, as the Titans ultimately fell to the Golden Griffins, 4-2. CSUF took 16 shots in the game with seven of them on goal, which was an advantage over Canisius’ nine shots with six being on goal. However, the Golden Griffins had more saves with five as opposed to the Titans’ two. Offense has been a struggle for the Titans this season as this game matched their season-high in goals with two. The loss to the Golden Griffins brought CSUF’s record to 1-6 overall as they looked to bounce back against the Syracuse Orange two days later in the same tournament. The Titans took the field against the Syracuse Orange on Sunday looking to add to the win column with hopes of getting more offense on the board. They were off to a good start as they had back to back goals in the 30th and 33rd minute. In the 30th minute, the Titans got their first goal of the game courtesy of a header from senior midfielder Gerzon Blanco, his first goal of the season. Blanco was assisted by Escalante who then scored the second goal of the game in the 33rd minute with a header, his
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Titans redshirt freshman right striker Dyllan Stevens controls the ball. He was a starter against Syracuse.
fourth of the season. The goal was assisted by sophomore defender Mark Vasquez. The Orange shortly fired back with a goal in the 42nd minute by senior midfielder Ted Cribly, his third of the season. Cribly stole the ball from defenders and dribbled it through redshirt freshman goalkeeper Adam Zepeda to score. The Titans carried a 2-1 lead into the halfway mark. The Titans took charge early in the second half and closed out the game as sophomore midfielder Ian Ramos scored with a header in the 49th minute, his first of the year. Vasquez contributed to the play with an assist. The Titans 3-1 win came with clean play as CSUF committed no fouls throughout the game. The Orange had 11 fouls. The three-goal game was a new season-high for CSUF. The Titans had 10 shots with seven of them being on goal, while the Orange had eight shots with three on goal. With the win, the Titans improved their record to 2-6 overall and come back home for four straight games. In their first game of the homestand, the Titans welcome the Air Force Falcons to Titan Stadium Thursday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the University of San Diego Toreros will come to town to face off with CSUF at 5 p.m.