April 13, 2010
Vol. 87 Issue 33
Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit could transform NCAA landscape
SPORTS, Page 8
After two years, the sailing club continues to improve their skills as the number of members grows. NEWS, Page 3
5 refreshing recipes to get summer started FEATURES, Page 5
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Extra tickets to be released
Students caught off-guard by campus-wide evacuation
Photo courtesy myspace.com/lmfao
By Melissa Maldonado
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Students who are ticket-less for Friday’s Spring Concert featuring UNI and headliner Grammynominated electro-pop group LMFAO will have a second chance to attend when Associated Students Inc. releases an additional 500 student tickets for the event. “The concert sold out a lot sooner than we expected and the budget allowed us to permit 500 more students to attend,” said Spring Concert Coordinator Michelle Carnero. Tickets were sold out March 25, just three days after tickets went on sale. “I didn’t get a ticket in time because they sold out so quickly,” said freshman child and adolescent development major Susan Bolter. “The line to purchase them was always so long. I’m definitely going to make sure I get one second time around.” The event will take place at the Titan Stadium and will increase the previous total of 3,000 to 3,500 attendees. “Monday was the earliest we could get the tickets printed and would give us a full day to promote the additional tickets that will be available starting Wednesday,” said Carnero. Although last year’s concert was sold out, only 2,000 students attended the show. See LMFAO, Page 2
photos By Christa connelly/Daily Titan Photo Editor Top: Students gather outside of Langsdorf Hall after an unexpected evacuation drill. Bottom: Building marshals secure the Quad outside of McCarthy Hall on Monday afternoon.
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At 1:46 p.m. an evacuation drill planned by the Cal State Fullerton Emergency Management Office caused people to evacuate buildings on campus in preparation for emergencies. “We do want everyone to be ready at any moment,” said Sue Fisher, emergency management coordinator. “And that’s why we don’t notify people all the time.” Fisher said that only a few people who are directly involved in the plan-
ning process were notified. Those aware of the drill were campus police officers and a few people who had to address electrical issues in the physical plant. “No one really likes to do these things, but in natural disasters the people who survive are those who practice and can then maximize their chances of survival,” Fisher said. Mai Vo, 23, was in the central quad promoting this year’s Arts Week and said that not many people were showing up to their event because of the rain. “If we had known there was going to be one (fire drill) we would have had
the event during the fire drill,” Vo said. “Everybody just came out, we didn’t know there were that many students inside the building,” she added. Nancy Sanchez, 25, received text messages immediately after the evacuation drill and said she thinks they’re a good idea. However, she thinks the school should do an earthquake drill instead. “They should tell us what to do in case of an earthquake, I think it’s more relevant,” said Sanchez, a graphic design and advertising student. Maria Contreras, administrative coordinator at the Chicana and Chicano
Resource Center, was eating at the Titan Student Union when the evacuation drill was held. “What I want to know is why we weren’t told this was going to happen,” Contreras said. Contreras said that she used to receive notifications of previous earthquake and fire drills two or three days before they happen. Contreras said a student was selling tickets for the Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association graduation ceremony inside the resource center when they were evacuated. See DRILL, Page 2
Renowned glass artist visits CSUF for Arts Week By Katie Rossomano
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The Cal State Fullerton Hot Glass Club sponsored a visit from renowned glass artist Janusz Pozniak on Monday for CSUF’s Arts Week. Pozniak demonstrated his glass blowing technique to students and visitors, then answered questions and gave advice about how beginners could improve their glass blowing method. Pozniak will be on campus again Wednesday for the second half of the Artist Workshop. First, Pozniak used a piece of chalk to make a brief drawing of a vase on the ground of the hot glass studio. Then he be-
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gan the glass blowing process to make the sketch into a 3-D work of art. “He’s making magic in front of our eyes,” said Jason Davis, drawing/painting major and member of the Hot Glass Club, as he watched Pozniak work. Pozniak told the audience that he always advises students to sketch their intended creation before attempting to make it. He also stressed the importance of keeping glass at the correct temperature while working with it. “If everything is on the edge of moving, you know it’s the right temperature,” Pozniak said. Pozniak has been working with glass for 25 years. See HOT GLASS, Page 2
Titan honored for outstanding play
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Sophomore first baseman Nick Ramirez earned Player of the Week honors in the Big West Conference for leading the Cal State Fullerton baseball team to a 3-1 record. His powerful bat led a Titan offensive outburt against No. 3 UCLA and the No. 18 Anteaters. Ramirez, who also excels on the mound as a relief pitcher for the Titans, gave up a walk-off threerun home run to UC Irvine senior first baseman Jeff Cusick in the opening game of the series. Even with the temporary setback, he batted .333 for the week, including three home runs and six RBIs. This is Ramirez’s first weekly honor, as he joins junior center fielder Gary Brown as the only Titans to earn a Player of the Week honor this season. Sophomore pitcher Noe Ramirez (no relation), has garnered Pitcher of the Week twice this season (March 8 and 29).
April 13, 2010
Vatican issues rules for reporting allegations of abuse LONDON– Buffeted by a growing sex abuse scandal across Europe, the Vatican issued guidelines Monday that for the first time explicitly require church officials to report such crimes to the police. The directive, which follows the course taken by U.S. bishops eight years ago, was published on the Holy See’s Web site amid mounting accusations that the Roman Catholic hierarchy has been more concerned about hushing up abuse cases by priests and avoiding adverse publicity than punishing wrongdoers. “Civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed,” said the Vatican’s online primer on how such cases should be handled. The Vatican statement clarifies what critics say has been a deliberately nebulous policy that has promoted a culture of silence.
NATIONAL Conan O’Brien going to TBS in a return to late night LOS ANGELES – Conan O’Brien is going to cable. The former host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” who lost the program to Jay Leno earlier this year, has signed a deal for a new late-night program on TBS, the basic cable network owned by Time Warner. O’Brien’s show will start in November at 11 p.m. ET/PT. George Lopez, the comedian who currently occupies that slot, will have his show move to midnight. “In three months, I’ve gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I’m headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly,” O’Brien said in a statement. “I can’t think of anything better than doing my show with Conan as my lead-in,” Lopez said. “It’s the beginning of a new era in late-night comedy.”
Teacher finds body at elementary school
BOULDER CREEK – A school employee found a dead body on an outdoor, second-story balcony at Boulder Creek Elementary School on Monday morning, a grisly discovery that canceled school while Sheriff’s Office detectives determine what happened. The teacher found a white man in his 30s or 40s dead around 7:10 a.m. and called 911, according to Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire District Fire Chief Kevin McClish. “It’s suspicious,” Sgt. Dan Campos said. “Everything is suspicious until we know what went on.” Information about the man’s identity or how he died has not been released. It also wasn’t immediately clear how long the man had been on the balcony. The dead man was not a school employee, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Gazza. The school, which serves about 500 students, is in Boulder Creek, in Santa Cruz County.
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CSU system gets on the bus The ‘Road to College’ bus tour will encourage middle and high school students to attend CSUs at its 40 stops By katelin paiz
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In its latest attempt to reach out to underprivileged prospective students, the Cal State University system, in partnership with AT&T, the Road to College Bus Tour is underway, making 40 pit stops around California. During the tour, thousands of middle and high school students will be educated on academic preparation, according to the organizers of the tour. The “wired” bus, which is decorated in the spirit of the “Road to College: Get on Board” theme, provides students with laptops that contain information on academic planning and career exploration. T h i s year’s tour came about as a result of the philanthropic offering of $500,000 f r o m AT&T. The tour will be the second in CSU’s histo-
ry, the first being in 2008. “This year we’ve actually gotten a slightly larger gift from AT&T for the tour. So, it’s $500,000 just for the tour. And what that is going to allow us to do is stop in nearly 40 locations from Calexico in the Imperial Valley all the way to Humboldt, Calif.,” said Erik Fallis, media relations specialist for the CSU system. Fallis added that this year’s focus would be on middle school students because, “we want students to start thinking about college early. We want them to start preparing. We want them to realize that college is an obtainable goal for them, and (college) is in fact something that they need to do
to achieve what a lot of their dreams are going to be.” The 40-foot-high bus will make its way to Fullerton on April 15, during which students from both South Junior High School and Sycamore Junior High School will be invited to enter the bus on one of its pit stops. “Student success is built on having a goal, a plan and the commitment to overcome challenges along the way,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “Road to College is designed to provide students with the tools to create a better future. Student preparation is the key to a college education that ultimately drives California’s economic engine.” In 2008, CSU was the recipient of a $1.6 million four-year contribution from the
AT&T Foundation. This contribution funded the first bus tour and the CSU College Corps program, which provides college counseling for 1,000 students. Ken McNeely, president of AT&T California, expressed the importance of getting younger-generations excited about higher education. “Education is the key focus of AT&T’s philanthropy and the Road to College is a great way to get young people thinking ahead and excited about higher education,” McNeely said. “We are driven to make California more competitive in the workplace, along with the better lives and improved communities that come from students graduating from colleges and universities.” Throughout the event, updates will be posted on Twitter, Facebook and the CSU Voices and Views blog.
photo courtesy CSU Public Relations The “wired” bus will make 40 pit stops around California.
drill: cSUF REHEARSES FOR DISASTER From Page 1
Contreras said she was disappointed and sad at not receiving an e-mail notification before, during or after the drill happened. Andy Olea, 20, history major, said he was in his political science
class when the evacuation drill happened. “My professor didn’t even know it was going to happen, he seemed caught off guard,” Olea said. “Because normally when professors know a drill is going to happen, in my experience, they tell
students ahead of time,” Olea said. “In this case though he didn’t say anything and when the drill went off I noticed that he was surprised about it,” he added. Olea believes that the drill was to prepare students because of the recent earthquakes, but doesn’t
think it was a good idea that professors weren’t informed before hand. “I don’t think it’s fair to faculty because if they know that their class is going to be interrupted they can make adjustments,” Olea said.
LMFAO: MORE TICKETS MADE AVAILABLE From Page 1
“In the past, we’ve struggled just drawing a crowd for the concert. This year we’re struggling with getting everyone in because there’s such a great
interest this year,” said ASIP Administrative Director Thomas Kocina. The two performances proved to be the key factor in drawing such a large crowd. UNI will hit the stage before the Grammy-nominated LM-
FAO. The two-man band had three number one hits in 2009 and their single “Shots” is still on Billboards Hot 100 list. “I got really lucky,” said freshman kinesiology major Amanda Waller.
“Tickets had been sold out for a day or two and I found a ticket on the floor in one of my classes. I was so excited because they are one of their favorite bands and I have never seen them in concert before.”
hot glass: an artist shares his craft From Page 1 He moved from England to Seattle (where he currently lives) in 1990 to pursue his career. He said that one of the reasons many people enjoy working with glass is because it has the ability to mimic other media, such as metal and wood. “Although glass can mimic other materials, no other material can mimic glass. It (glass) is the only material that has that transparency,” Pozniak said. He also enjoys the challenge that glass blowing provides. “It’s such an immediate material, you’re always thinking on your feet,” he said. John Hedrick, a graduate student majoring in glass, was assist-
ing Pozniak during his demon- while working with it, so it is constration. He explained that glass stantly put into a “glory hole,” a blowing begins with liquid glass reheating chamber, to keep it at that is heated in the ideal tema furnace. perature. Next, one Pozniak raredips the tip of a ly teaches, but metal blow pipe was invited to into the liquid CSUF by Joe and “gathers it Cariati, who (the liquid glass) instructs the like honey” by hot glass class. spinning it. He and Pozniak The artist met when Carthen gives the iati was a stumalleable glass dent at Pilchuck – Janusz Pozniak Glass School. shape by blowhot glass blower ing into the pipe “He (Pozniak) while turning is among the and spinning it. top in his field,” “It (the hot glass) has very elas- Cariati said. The Hot Glass Club tic properties,” Hedrick said. It is is mostly made up of students important to keep the glass warm from the hot glass class.
Although glass can mimic other materials, no other material can mimic glass. It is the only material that has that transparency.
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Samuel Vazquez, a ceramics/ glass major who is taking the course, said that anyone is welcome to join the club but that only students in the class could work in the studio. The class meets twice a week, for a total of six hours each week. In addition, students spend at least 12 hours a week working in the studio. Vazquez hopes to make glass blowing his career. “The class (just started as) an elective, and (then) I fell in love with it,” Vazquez said. The hot glass event was just one of many offered during Arts Week. Arts Week began April 9 and continues through Saturday with more workshops, conferences, performances and other events.
April 13, 2010
Sailing club continues to grow By Sean Laurino
For the Daily Titan
Madison Roberts, 22, mechanical engineering major, had never even been on a sailboat before. However, learning the basic skills of sailing is a quick process. “It took me only a month and a half of being in the club with zero sailing experience to learn the basic skills of sailing,” Roberts said. In fact 75 percent of the Cal State Fullerton Sailing Club’s members did not have any prior experience before joining the club. The club was started during the spring 2008 semester by Arjun Cardoza, a business major with a concentration in finance. Not only is he the club president, he is also the coach. Cardoza, 22, has been passionate about sailing since the first time his father put him on a sailboat when he was 8 years old. After graduating high school, he wanted to attend a college that had a sailing team. He wanted to attend CSUF because of its strong business program and wanted sailing to be his extracurricular activity. However, he was suprised when he noticed that CSUF didn’t have a program. After being accepted to CSUF, he spent his first year focusing on academics. During his sophomore year, he motivated himself to start a sailing club, which was accepted as an official school club. “I decided to take the initiative and start this team up myself,” Cardoza said. “I knew that a ripple could start a tidal wave and I wanted to undertake this challenge.” The sailing club currently has 12 members and is part of the Sports Club Inter Club Council, which allows the club to represent
the school and compete against other collegiate schools. During the 2009 season they competed against teams from UCLA, USC, UCSB, UCSD and Cal State Northridge. Sailing is a sport that has its own language and requires its terminology to be explained clearly, Cardoza said. “To effectively sail with others, you need to know what different parts and lines are called throughout the boat,” Cardoza said. Club meetings and on-the-water practice helps members quickly learn the basic skills of sailing. Weekly meetings are held Wednesday nights. At these meetings Cardoza goes over all the parts of the sailboat. He draws diagrams on the board so club members can get a clear idea on what a certain part of a boat looks like. Another important subject discussed during the meetings is how the sailboat is able to move through the use of wind. Cardoza discusses points of wind and direction of boat in different situations. The club practices Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long Beach Leeway Sailing and Aquatics center. They practice sailing on a 14-foot Capri boat. This is when club members can take what they learned at the meetings and apply it. The members start off practices by rigging boats and walking the newer members through the steps. After rigging the boat, the clubs gets out on the water and sail a course similar to a competition course that is made up by buoys around the harbor. “Sailing in the open waters in Long Beach is very relaxing and enjoyable,” said freshman Dylan Martinez, 19. Joining the club has many benefits that will help one during situations commonly seen in academics
Photo By Jeff Lambert/For the Daily Titan Sail boats that the Cal State Fullerton sailing twam use when practicing. Practices are held at the Long Beach Leeway Sailing and Aquatics Center.
and in the business world. “Sailing teaches you the skills to perform well under pressure,” Roberts said. Sailing also teaches you teamwork and good communication skills according to senior Dave Cooley, 22, criminal justice major. “It gives you confidence to com-
municate effectively in different social settings,” Cooley said. Cooley will be taking over the role of club president after Cardoza graduates in May. “I am focused on teaching club members how to sail and get them more experience before we start to race more,” Cooley said. For the 2010-2011 season, the
club plans to compete in races in Santa Barbara, San Diego, Long Beach and Irvine. The fee for each member to join the club is $100 per year or $60 per semester. The fee covers boat rentals, on-the-water training and uniforms. For more information on joining the sailing club please contact
Arjun Cardoza at Arjuncardoza@ csu.fullerton.edu or Dave Cooley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested can also attend weekly meetings at held Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in Langsdorf Hall room 401A. “The Titan Sailing Club would love to have those interested join us in the water,” Cardoza said.
Students form new habit for burger joint and I really enjoyed it, but I heard the shakes are good, too,” said email@example.com ciology major Lisa Acevedo, 20. “Today I added avocado and I reIt’s 7:15 on a Wednesday eve- ally liked how that went with it. ning, a time when most restau- I’m probably going to come back rants are winding down their din- next week for a shake.” ner rush. But at the Habit Burger Acevedo also enjoys the breezy Grill, a surfpatio and the themed restauproximity to rant that just school. opened across “I think they from Cal State were smart to Fullerton, put it across from they’re getting campus,” she said. ready to catch Company execthe next wave – Lisa Acevedo utives say opening of customers. across from CSUF sociology major The Habit was no accident. opened on The Habit’s March 29 and already the line of first location in 1969 was near UC people waiting to order grilled Santa Barbara. charburgers and milk shakes spills “We’ve had a long history of out the door and onto the side- being located near college camwalk. puses and, as we’ve grown, we’ve The most popular tables are on tried to look for opportunities the patio facing Nutwood Avenue, near campuses,” said Russ Bendel, where the warm winds carry the president and CEO of the Habit tantalizing smell of caramelized Burger Grill. “It’s our second locaonions. tion in Orange County and we’re Diners seemed pleased with excited to be there.” their food. Bendel says what sets the Habit “I’ve only tried the charburger apart is the variety of menu choicBy Jennifer karmarkar Daily Titan Staff Writer
Today I added avocado and I really liked how that went with it.
PHOTO By Christa Connelly/Daily Titan Photo Editor
The outside of the new Habit Burger joint, located on Nutwood Avenue across the street from the main Cal State Fullerton University campus.
es that appeal to a broader, more gender-neutral clientele. In addition to charburgers, one can order grilled chicken and albacore tuna sandwiches ($5.45 and $5.75), veggie burgers ($4.85) and a variety of salads starting at $3.95. But the Habit may have miles to go to beat rival In-N-Out Burger, which some students say they prefer. “I got the charburger and I thought the biggest competition for them was In-N-Out, but the taste is slightly different,” said business major Simon Wong, 20. “In-N-Out has special sauce and (the Habit) has more of the burger taste. And the fries are incomparable to In-N-Out.” Wong added that while convenience is a factor, next time he craves a burger he will probably go to In-N-Out. “I like the Habit’s burgers better than In and Out because they’re not fried,” said Leslie Barillas, a 20-year-old nursing major. “I think they’re a lot better than In-N-Out. They just feel more fresh and they don’t feel so bad for you.”
April 13, 2010
Campus calories reveiled By Brian Zbysenski
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Photos By LAURA MCCANN/Daily Titan Staff Writer Café West, located in downtown Fullerton, is not only a cozy café, but a place where local artists can exhibit their work.
Fullerton café is organic and artful By LAURA MCCANN
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Cucumber lemonade? Organic soy chai bomb? Why not? A hidden jewel in downtown Fullerton, Café West offers its customers a variety of coffee, full-leaf tea, phenomenal mixed and frozen drinks and a lush menu of breakfast items, local bakery goods, paninis, sandwiches, salads and sides. Located off of Commonwealth and West Amerige and hidden in the same lot as the “Back Alley,” Café West represents its area well. They prepare everything with “only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Choosing locally grown, all-natural and organic products whenever possible.” Everything from the sweet and dedicated owner, Jennifer Kim, a Cal State Fullerton business alumna, to the cookies on the counter, is local. “We have phenomenal food that is all organic. We want to respect the
environment with greener more sustainable products,” Kim said. Customers Ashton Arndt and Devin Snyder, both students, have been enjoying the food and drinks at Café West for a little over a year. Most of all, they enjoy the atmosphere. Supporting an indie ideal, Café West is decorated with works from local independent jewelers and artists. The soft soothing music calms the caffeinated crowd, some of whom focus on their laptops with the free Wi-Fi access. In comparison with surrounding coffee shops and chains, Café West feels like a down-to-earth mom and pop shop. “The environment is relaxed here, it’s not too crowded and crazy. The employees get to know their customers, like Jen, she’s super nice and knows all of us, so we just naturally come here,” Snyder said. The menu is a blend of healthy yet tasty options, all of which are very reasonably priced. Breakfast items, which are served all day, are priced
Café West serves up an array of full-leaf teas and fresh, organic local treats.
under $5. A popular favorite is the egg and choice of protein “Sunrise croissant,” at $4.59. “I like the ‘Hippie Chick Vegetarian.’ It has all the stuff that’s necessary for a good sandwich like sprouts, fresh avocado and other fresh vegetables,” said employee Heather Trompeter, 24, a CSUF English major. All lunch items are served with the choice of a side, most commonly ordered, the Dill potato salad, a creamy and flavorful mouthful of goodness for under $8. There is also a daily lunch special, which includes a half panini of your choice, a side and a drink for $6.99. Organic loose-leaf teas, cafes and espresso, cold drinks and blended concoctions will leave your taste buds satisfied. “Our espresso is really good and doesn’t require a lot of sweetener. But when I’m craving chocolate, our ‘blended banana mocha’ is really goods,” Trompeter said Café West also sells their teas and coffees to take home, along with coffee goods and supplies. For the customer’s enjoyment, there are board games and books. The books are an ever-changing collection, provided by customers on the honor system. Take a book, leave a book. There was everything from how to travel in Asia to understanding real estate. Café West, a proud supporter of local artists, helps to exhibit their works during the new “Downtown Fullerton Art Walk.” The art walk is an intimate conglomeration of independent businesses that showcase rotating local artists art in their shops. The art walk takes place on the first Friday of every month. This month, Café West is displaying abstract acrylic pieces and next month will have oil paintings on display. During summer, look out for the live music performances.
Eating with the family has healthy benefits By Victoria Graciano-Guerrero Daily Titan Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the secret recipe to maintaining a healthy and happy family? Research has shown that having a couple of family dinners a week can improve the overall state of a family, the LA Times reported. With technologies such as the Internet, video games, television and iPods, it’s difficult to get together and spend some time with your family. But what if it can improve your health and character and also your children’s? “Many families use dinnertime to discuss events of the day and plans for the future,” said Mary Bacerra, director of Health Education and Promotion at Cal State Fullerton. Bacerra believes that families can “catch up” with each other during the family dinner. At CSUF, organizations like the Women’s Center and the Health Education Center promote and encourage family dinners. It is time dedicated to the family without any interruptions such as cell phones, television or similar items, Bacerra added. Studies by the National Center of Addiction and Substance Abuse have shown that teens who have more family dinners are less likely to do drugs, smoke and drink, and more likely to have better grades, attend religious services and have good relationships with their parents, the
LA Times reported. Kim Ossman, 28, psychology major, believes that the teen years are important in maintaining the family together. Ossman is in the master’s program for social work at CSUF. “Kids always need their parents, especially during adolescence,” said Ossman. It’s hard going through adolescence, but if the parents establish family time early, children can feel supported by the parents and are more likely to feel like they can talk to their parents. “It’s important to start early because starting in the teen years might be too late,” Ossman said. Some teens might experiment with adult issues earlier than others, so beginning family dinners during the teen
years might be tougher for older kids. “There is also a nutritional aspect to having family dinners,” said Melissa Genisavski, 23, an English major at UC Riverside, who is attending the social work master’s program at CSUF. “Schedules are busy with school, work, sports and other after school activities, dedicating time to family can be difficult, but once integrated, some families find it is often a night of the week to look forward to,” Bacerra said. Let’s face it, being a parent is a huge job and being a teen is tough, but getting together at least four to five times a week for a family dinner can be the easiest way to get through hard times.
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It seems people are striving to eat healthier, whether it’s to lose weight or feel healthier. According to a national eating trends report by NPD Group, Americans have been eating better over the past 20 years. But how healthy is the food here at Cal State Fullerton? Since non-chain restaurants such as the Fresh Kitchen, Busy Bee and Langsdorf Hall Express are not required to hand out nutritional facts on their foods, focus of this article will be on the fast food restaurants located on campus. Topping the list of lower calorie foods was the individual-sized caesar salad from Round Table. Containing only 60 calories, it is easily the lightest food on the list. Togo’s has its own lower calorie options with the Asian Chicken Salad and the Farmer’s Market Salad, containing a low 200 and 160 calories, respectively. Craving something that’s not a salad? The Green Burrito offers a hardshelled taco with chicken which contains 190 calories. Looking for a snack? Juice It Up has the Mango Mania and Melon Madness smoothies with 210 calories. Topping the charts of the highest calorie foods is the Green Burrito. If you elect to feed yourself the 10-piece sized Crisp Burritos pack, you may be consuming more calories than you should in an entire day. With 1,820 calories, those on a strict diet may want to keep away from this option. A five-piece option is on the menu as well. The Green Burrito also has Super Nachos with ground beef (1,080 calories) and the grilled chicken burrito (1,070 calories). Togo’s regular-sized salami and cheese contains 1,100 calories and their capicolla, dry salami and provolone sandwich contains 1,080 calories. Most of the personal-sized pizzas from Round
Juice It Up
The Ultimate Acai Bowl
Juice It Up
Mango Mania Smoothie
Guacamole Bacon $6 Burger
Original Grilled Chicken Salad
Salami and Cheese Sandwich
Farmer’s Market Salad
Crisp Burritos (10 pieces)
Hard Taco – Chicken
Round Table Pizza
Pan Crust Pizza – Ultimate Meat
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Table contain around 1,000 calories. Coming in at the low end of the higher calorie foods spectrum was Juice It Up’s Ultimate Acai Bowl, with 685 calories. Amy Knutson, a 20-year-old biology major, said that certain foods aren’t always easy to obtain. “Sometimes it’s hard to find something healthy and available,” she added, explaining how Round Table and the Fresh Kitchen did not have any salads available one day. But almost every restaurant has substitutions available. “There is the option for healthy foods, if you take the time to look for it,” said Bre Campbell, a 21-yearold biology major. Registered dietician Laura Estrada, 23, said that fast food is not necessarily bad.
“The ‘bad’ part is the portions that these foods are coming in and how often we are eating them,” Estrada said. She added that our bodies need to be fed every three to four hours, so a snack from a fast food restaurant may be a good idea to at least hold someone over until the next meal. Students should also try to stay away from fried and processed foods. Among the fast food restaurants looked at, it was apparent that anyone with any diet has multiple options to choose from. Even if something is not available every day, a substitute can be found. Fast food restaurants have a bad reputation when it comes to healthy foods, but if you take the time to look for it, a healthy choices are available.
April 13, 2010
Preparing for BBQ season
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By Melissa Hoon
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With summer right around the corner, it’s time to brush up on your barbecue skills with these five easy recipes. BOWTIE PASTA SALAD With only four ingredients, this is the simplest to make of these summer recipes. No, you don’t have to use the grill, but this is the perfect side dish to each of these grilled recipes. If you’d like to add more flavor, add red or green peppers, chopped sweet onion or about half a cup of Italian dressing. 3/4 bag multi-colored bowtie pasta 15 mini tomatoes, sliced into quarters 2 1/4 oz. can black olives, sliced 1 package feta cheese 1/2 bottle of caesar vinaigrette dressing 1 celery stick, sliced (optional) Boil pasta about 10-12 minutes. Do not overcook pasta. Place in Tupperware and let cool. Add remaining ingredients and secure lid tightly onto Tupperware. Shake until ingredients are mixed well with pasta.
GRILLED SALMON FILET Grilled and marinated to perfection, this salmon is for fish lovers and fish non-lovers alike. The zesty marinade takes away the fishy taste, so go healthy this summer with the grilled salmon fillet. Great sides for this dish are steamed jasmine rice or a light summer salad. A light summer salad could include ingredients like baby spiniach leaves, Craisins and slivered almonds, with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. 2 salmon fillets 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. barbeque sauce 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1/2 tsp. red wine vinaigrette 1 tsp. garlic, minced Dash of pepper to taste Combine all ingredients, except salmon, in bowl and stir to create marinade. Put salmon fillets and marinade in Ziploc bag. Zip bag and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Line grill with aluminum foil, folding edges upward. Place fillets on foil. Pour 3/4 marinade onto salmon. Cover salmon and cook for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Take fillets off the grill and pour on remaining marinade.
SLOW-COOKED BABY BACK RIBS Before these ribs make it to the grill, they’re slow cooked, causing the meat to fall right off the bone when you eat them. With a special marinade, this could be a summer favorite all season long. 2 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into serving-size pieces 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 cup ketchup 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 tbsp. sugar 3/4 tsp. chili powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. ground mustard 1/4 tsp. pepper 3/4 bottle barbeque sauce Place ribs in slow cooker. Add half bottle of barbecue sauce and a pinch of garlic powder, salt and paper. Cook for 5-6 hours. (The secret to this recipe is to cook ribs long enough to soften meat.) Remove ribs from slow cooker and let cool. Add remaining ingredients to small bowl and mix to create marinade. Place ribs on foil and coat with marinade. Completely wrap ribs in foil and place on grill, but not directly over coals. Cook for two hours, flipping every 30 minutes. Remove foil and lightly coat with barbecue sauce.
Convenient meals at a cost By Allie Mosier
Daily Titan Staff Writer
Fast food – it’s dripping with oil, high in calories and full of fat, but it’s convenient and cheap and that’s what makes it popular. Take a look around campus – Carl’s Jr. is the most popular place when it comes to lunchtime. Who can surpass paying $1 for a spicy chicken sandwich when you’re on a tight budget, or beat the low price of the PHOTO BY NICK MARLEY/Daily Titan Photo Editor McDonald’s dollar Although fast food may be tasty, many students at Carl’s Jr. are unaware of what they are really eating. menu? Everyone knows fast food isn’t the healthiest choice, but what if the food he added. you’re eating isn’t really food but a mixture of chemiMeanwhile, McDonald’s fries contain sulfur dioxide. cals made to look like food? Besides being a toxic gas, sulfur dioxide is used to bleach It makes you wonder if those McDonald’s McNug- the fries in order to give them a white appearance when gets you’ve been eating are really made of “all white frozen. meat chicken.” Taco Bell’s latest advertising campaign is “eating better One would think a chicken McNugget would be a just got easier” with their drive-thru diet, which consists piece of breaded and battered fried chicken, but it’s ac- of low calorie burritos and tacos. But their beef, shredtually made up over 20 ingredients. ded chicken, steak, and rice all contain monosodium gluOne ingredient you’re consuming with those nug- tamate (MSG). MSG is a flavor enhancer and is used in a gets is dimethylpolysiloxane. Merriam-Webster’s dic- variety of foods. tionary defines it as “a polymer of silicone used espeThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified it cially in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations.” as safe for most people when “eaten at customary levels.” It Don’t think McDonald’s is trying to keep this a secret has been known to cause headaches, numbness, chest pain either. and nausea, according to MayoClinic.com Their Web site has a listing of ingredients for their Another restaurant chain that is considered to be a most popular menu items. In that listing, dimethylpo- healthier option is Subway. Jared Fogle shed pounds with lysiloxane is described as an antifoaming agent. Since the subway diet and his new friend – Olympic athlete Miwhen is chicken supposed to foam? chael Phelps – is a fan of the meatball marinara. Never, that’s when. Subway’s whole grain wheat bread contains high frucYou’ll be relieved to know that chicken McNuggets tose corn syrup and ammonium sulfate, which is most are actually made of chicken, just not entirely. commonly used in soil fertilizer. When you think of milk shakes, ice cream and milk For those who are fans of the Italian B.M.T or spicy are probably the only ingredients that come to mind, Italian, you might not be after this. Salami is made from but that’s not the case when it comes to Wendy’s Frost- slaughterhouse leftovers using “advanced meat recovery” – ys. a mechanical process that strips the last remaining bits of Although it does contain milk, it also has propylene muscle off bone, according to an article on Yahoo! glycol, plus 25 other ingredients. Propylene glycol is Daphne Caballero, 20, criminal justice major, said she a food preservative, but it is also used as an antifreeze wasn’t shocked to hear that fast food contained unnatural and solvent in brake fluids. ingredients, but did say she was surprised to learn about “That’s very shocking. It’s disgusting to think about Subway because of their slogan “Eat Fresh.” it,” said Michelle Cunnings, a 23-year-old sociology The next time your stomach is aching for food, think major. about whether you’re willing to pay a couple dollars for “That’s sick. I love Frostys,” said Daniel Chavez, chemically altered food or eat something fresh and natubusiness major. “We don’t know how to enjoy meals,” ral.
GRILLED CHICKEN PINEAPPLE SANDWICH This sandwich is perfect for an outdoor barbecue with family and friends. With a refreshing pineapple zest, this can be your staple entree until fall semester. With two types of meat, this dish could be filling enough for an entree or could simply be an appetizer.. Another appetizer that goes well with this dish is potato salad. 6 bacon strips 2 Kaiser rolls Olive oil 2 large lettuce leaves 4 pineapple slices 2 slices provolone cheese Barbecue sauce Teriyaki sauce Avocado (optional) Fry bacon and put off to side. Brush chicken lightly with olive oil. Grill for four minutes, then brush in barbecue and teriyaki sauce. Grill each side about eight minutes. Put provolone cheese on chicken when done cooking. Grill pineapple for four minutes on each side, or until grill marks are visible. Drizzle olive oil on rolls, then grill rolls until golden brown. Place lettuce on roll, then chicken and cheese, then pineapple, then bacon. Optional: slice avocado and place on sandwich; spread on extra barbecue sauce.
PORK SALMON AND VEGGIE KABOBS It’s not summer without kabobs! This is a great recipe for any summer party, or just a simple day in the backyard with friends. Don’t let the long list of ingredients fool you; these kabobs are simple to make. 2 tbsp. lime juice 1 tbsp. canola oil 1 tbsp. honey 2 tsp. fresh cilantro, minced Dash of pepper to taste 1/8 tsp. salt 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 small yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1/2 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 sweet onion, cut into 4 wedges Combine first six ingredients into small bowl. Divide marinade between three large Ziploc bags. Add pork, salmon fillet and vegetables into separate bags. Seal bags and refrigerate for two hours, turning after one hour to coat. Drain and discard marinade. On four metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread pork, salmon, squash, green pepper and onion. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side.
April 13, 2010
Nerdgasm “Exploring the highs and lows of nerd culture” Should California require condom use in the adult film industry?
By Brenna Phillips
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The California Division of Occupational Safety and Hazards advisory board is considering amending a law that would require actors in the porn industry to “wrap it up” while filming sex scenes for adult films. “Hustler” publisher Larry Flint and other industry leaders feel that this law is unfair to the adult film viewers who “don’t want to see people using condoms” when watching a porno. However, it seems unfair to expose adult film stars to potentially life-threatening diseases. The fact that leaders in the film industry are being uncooperative with efforts to ensure the safety of their actors shows how disposable they think porn stars are. It’s understandable that the people watching these movies are attempting to escape reality and they don’t want to be reminded that we live in a disease-ridden world by having Ron Jeremy pull a Trojan out of his back pocket and proceed to put it on before going at it with Jenna Jameson, but we shouldn’t expect actors in the porn industry to put themselves at risk just so a horny, mid-
dle-age voyeur can get off watching other people have sex. Even though the actors and actresses of the porn industry have the ability to bring over-the-top sexual scenarios to life on your television screen (sorry boys, there are not two blonde virgins next door waiting for you to come strip off their clothes), they are still real people who are susceptible to contracting the same diseases you and I can get when engaging in unprotected sex. Currently, the law requires U.S. adult film actors to prove that they have tested negative for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases within 30 days of working on a film. Leaders of the adult film industry may think these testing procedures are foolproof, but if that was true, then there would not have been an HIV outbreak among porn stars in the San Fernando Valley in 2004. As of 2009, there are a total of 22 adult film performers who have become infected with HIV since the 2004 outbreak, which may have been prevented if they were wearing condoms. Not to mention, requiring actors in the adult film industry to wear a condom could also send a positive message to the impressionable young boys and girls who are taking lessons from their illegallydownloaded porn on their parents’ computers. The porn industry thinks that forcing actors to wear condoms will bring the industry to its knees (no pun intended) and have even threatened to relocate out of California, but I suspect that the viewers of porn will be able to get past this minor detail.
By Cort Tafoya
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Porn is an art, there’s no getting around it. Mandating a male porn actor to wear a condom is like requiring Da Vinci to use only watercolors; not only would it be nonsensical, it’d be damaging to our culture. America’s trend of excessive government regulation has overtaken one of its most booming businesses, the porn industry. The six-member California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted unanimously to review a study from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation which is petitioning for a law requiring porn stars to wear condoms. Everyone watches porn, they just don’t admit it – those viruses on your computer are coming from somewhere. So, assuming you know what good porn looks like, you have to agree it doesn’t involve distracting latex straps. After viewing hours and hours of porn in an attempt to research for this article, I realized that mandatory condoms would not only destroy the fantasies of the single, overweight virgins who constantly watch porn, but would also attack our most pre-
cious constitutional right to free speech. Don’t let concerns over safety fool you into sacrificing your freedoms. Sex is risky business, but it’s the right of every American to engage in risky behavior. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither freedom nor safety.” It is hypocritical for politicians, of all people, to advocate the use of condoms. Tell that to John Edwards before lecturing pornographer Peter North. Requiring a man to cover his package, as if its some sort of disgrace to humanity, is an affront to humanity. This isn’t about AIDS or STDs. The sharp young men and women in the porn industry know the risks involved in their fantastic “sexcapades.” Besides, there’s already a law that requires porn actors to be STD-tested 30 days before they shoot, making this condom law just another excessive expenditure for the industry. In the recent political-themed porno “Who’s Nailin’ Palin’,” a hardcore sex scene takes place in the Alaskan wilderness. How unrealistic would it be if the actress playing Sarah Palin had to wait for her man to put a jimmy hat on before they went at it? Everyone knows the Palins don’t practice safe sex, just ask baby Trig or Levi Johnston. The goal of the government and special interest groups supporting this law is to put the porn industry out of business. Sex is arguably the last thing Americans are number one at. If there’s just one right the people of this country will stand up and defend, it should be the right of porn actors to be uninhibited, the way God intended.
Sextel inside by Ashleigh Johnson
Daily Titan Copy Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Technology moves at the speed of light. One day you’re the proud owner of the most cutting-edge of cell phones, one that’s capable of gaming, GPS navigation, occasionally making calls, sexting, whatever. The next week, a new cell phone comes out that does everything yours does, plus turns your feces into diamonds. According to an MSNBC.com article, in an effort to make me feel inadequate (“the smaller and/or faster your devices, the bigger your e-peen0r” – ancient Irish folk saying), last week Intel unveiled a ton of innovative new technologies, including: “Cell phone technology that would use motion, GPS and audio data gathered through users’ cell phones to track what they’re doing and who they’re with;” “‘Dispute Finder’ technology that monitors users’ conversations and Internet browsing to warn them when they encounter contested or inaccurate information;” “A TV set-top box that connects wirelessly to your laptop and monitors your Internet search history, as well as your TV viewing, to offer relevant video;” and, last but not least, “Software that uses brain scans to determine what items people are thinking about.” This leads me to wonder why Intel thinks that sex needs to inundate even more of everyday society. Oh sure, Intel may not admit that the products it showed off last week are meant to be nothing more than silicone-based sex toys, but let’s look at the facts, shall we? Fact 1. What do most adults think about most of the time? That’s
right, Snickers bars; but sex is a close second. Strap a mind-reading device onto any of said adults craniums, and the results can be nothing short of filthy – in a good way. Fact 2. According to one statistic I found, approximately 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography per second, approximately 42.7 percent of Internet users view porn and 57.3 percent of Internet users are dirty, dirty liars and sit of thrones of deceit. These numbers are, needless to say, shocking (I expected them to be a lot higher), but after viewing these stats, it’s impossible to think that Intel had anything but porn in mind when they developed a device that connects to a person’s browser history and searches for compatible programs on TV. “But Ashleigh, you Pokemon master,” you might say, “the article also says that the device will monitor your TV viewing as well. And everyone knows that no one pays for porn anymore.” A worthy argument, to be sure, but answer me this: what segments of the population is most likely to watch the E! channel at any given time? That’s right, housewives, teenagers and sexual deviants a.k.a. masochists – three of the most sexstarved demographics known to man. Fact 3. In addition to consisting of a bunch of perverts, Intel clearly also lusts for blood. How else to explain the “dispute finder” which will probably take countless lives before it’s outlawed in bars due to the probability of exploding from overuse. Fact 4. A cell phone that monitors another person’s activity and location at all times? Might as well add a function to speed dial Maury Povich.
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Landmark case could change college sports Ex-Bruin taking the NCAA to court for using his image without consent
NCAA conducts its business with athletes and sponsors. “If O’Bannon and the former athletes prevail or receive a favorable statement, the NCAA, along with its member conferences and schools, By oscar romero could be required to pay tens of milDaily Titan Asst. Multimedia Writer lions, if not hundreds of millions email@example.com of dollars in damages – particularly Former UCLA basketball star, Ed since damages are trebled under fedO’Bannon, is filing a class-action eral antitrust law,” said writer Milawsuit against the governing body chael McCann in a Sports Illustrated of collegiate athletics, the National article. Collegiate Athletics Association, According to Marlen Garcia of claiming the actions by the non- USA Today, the suit currently lists profit organization to be anti-com- O’Bannon and many unnamed forpetitive. mer college football and basketball The complaint stated that the players as plaintiffs. NCAA and the Collegiate LicensO’Bannon originally commiting Company “has illegally deprived ted to the University of Nevada, former athletes” from a “myriad of Las Vegas, but with possible sancrevenue streams.” tions looming over the basketball “Are there contracts or other doc- program, he instead transferred to uments signed that would regulate UCLA. the use of players’ names, images? From 1991 to 1995, O’Bannon Does O’Bannon ‘own’ his name or wore the blue and gold and evenlikeness? Or did he when he played tually reached the apex of college in the NCAA?” asked Cal State Ful- basketball, becoming a national lerton communications law profes- champion riding on the back of an sor Genelle Belmas. “Those are the illustrious senior season. His perforquestions that a court would exam- mance in the big game made him a ine.” UCLA legend, eventually retiring The name Ed O’Bannon is often his No. 31 jersey. associated with the 1995 national O’Bannon was the ninth overall basketball championship. pick in the 1995 NBA draft. Scoring an astounding 30 points The former Bruin feels that the and 17 rebounds in a victory over NCAA has long been taking advanArkansas, he often personifies the tage of its amateur athletes after their UCLA team that college carriers cut down the nets ended. NCAA that year. and the CLC use Despite all players’ images the successes he and likenesses. achieved in colTheir portraits lege, O’Bannon and memorable never found a moments are – Billy Marcoe plastered in varigroove in the prosenior catcher fessional ranks. ous commercials Flash forward and advertise15 years and the ments, and their former collegiate star has reappeared likeness is reproduced through jerin the middle of the courts, but this seys and videos. “A lot of guys get scholarships, time in the United States District and that’s compensation enough,” Court. On Feb. 8, the U.S. District said Titan baseball’s senior catcher Court in San Francisco rejected the Billy Marcoe. “They pay for school, NCAA’s motion to dismiss the law- books, and even provide a little suit filed by the former men’s basket- money to live off.” Even the video game business has ball star. Should O’Bannon succeed, the dipped into this lucrative opporturamifications of the case can change nity. EA Sports has had a successful the entire landscape in which the college video game franchise that
A lot of guys get scholarships, and that’s compensation enough.
depends largely on the collegiate licensing of players, since it includes current rosters, classic teams and its players. Players in the game have the exact details pertaining to them, everything from their weight, height and even their preference of hand. “The NCAA bars current and former student-athletes from receiving compensation for NCAA licensed products, which comprise part of a $4 billion collegiate licensed industry,” McCann said. Despite being a “voluntary” organization, the NCAA oversees and governs a monumental amount of money. From 2009-10, the NCAA racked in about $710 million from television and marketing rights, championships and investment fees and services. The NCAA also currently has a $6 billion, 11-year television deal in conjunction with CBS for the men’s basketball tournament, and with a potential 96 team format in the works, the NCAA is creating more streams of revenue. But the NCAA states on their Web site that approximately 95 percent of the revenue that they receive from television marketing rights fees and championships is returned to the schools, conferences and affiliates in the form of direct payments and event services. The key element supporting O’Bannon’s anti-competitive case is the “notorious” form 08-3a that the NCAA requires all student athletes to sign. “They explain all the forms to us,” said Marcoe. The lawsuit put fourth by O’Bannon claims that athletes are coerced into signing form 08-3a, a form that relinquishes the athlete’s right to take their image and likeness, in effect preventing them from using it for personal business purposes. In order to play collegiate sports, they have to sign the form or be deemed academically ineligible thus forfeiting their scholarship. “The rules are pretty straight forward in what they are and there are certain ones you know you can or can’t do,” said sophomore first baseman and pitcher Nick Ramirez.
photo courtesy MCT Former Cal State Fullerton baseball player Nick Mahin, right, celebrates with teammates during an NCAA Super Regional game on June 9, 2007 against UCLA. O’Bannon’s lawsuit could affect how student-athletes’ images are used after their college careers.
“(They) signed because (they) wanted the benefits of being an athlete,” said Belmas. “You give up some rights when you enter into a relationship like that.” O’Bannon’s focus is strictly in representing athletes that have finished up their college career, and strongly believes that athletes that are currently fulfilling their scholarship don’t need monetary compensation. But the outcome of the case can also
protect current college athletes after their careers end. While many question the legitimacy of his case, the high power law firms Hausfeld LLC and Boies, Schiller & Flexner have chosen to represent him. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports wrote that Boies Schiller & Flexner undertook the infamous case of Bush v. Gore in 2000. “These aren’t the kinds of firms that take on small or weak cases,” said Wetzel.
O’Bannon is not the first to fight the NCAA. Former Stanford University football player Jason White, along with other athletes, filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA regarding the cap on scholarship offers, and managed a settlement. Green lighting the case is an early step in the process, but a significant maneuver nonetheless. It could be years before any resolutions are actually achieved.