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Volume 103 Issue 8

The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Student-run production “Real Women Have Curves” empowers females to persevere. Lifestyle

While slang may be criticized by older generations, it is the new way millennials stay ‘woke.’



The Titans boost their win streak to four after an undefeated weekend at Fullerton Invite.


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Instructor talks activism Outreach organization in the age of the internet helps the impoverished Social media helps ignite revolutions in countries across the world.

The Community Caring Project consists of a group of students who apply communicative disorders theories they learn in classroom to real-world settings.



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When Ying-Chiao Tsao, Cal State Fullerton assistant professor of communicative disorders, was told she could only collect hair for barbers at an outreach center in San Bernardino, she happily agreed. Tzu Chi, a Buddhist organization, tries to connect with their patients in a way that most doctors do not. They offer services such as

It’s very different working with different cultures all in one place and seeing how they interact important that.


Anthony Fellow, professor of communications, presented research from a book he wrote on the role of social media in the world Monday.

The use of social media in political revolutions became the topic of faculty discourse in the Pollak Library on Monday. Anthony Fellow, a Cal State Fullerton communications professor, gave a talk based on his book “Tweeting to Freedom: An Encyclopedia of Citizen Protests and Uprisings Around the World.” Fellow highlighted revolutions like the Arab Spring and how social media was vital in provoking changes from governments. Egypt saw public tumult in 2011 when a young Egyptian man named Khaled Said died following a violent encounter with police. Photos of his barely-recognizable face were leaked on Facebook.

AUDREY KIM Post-baccalaureate student

medical outreach, character education, tutoring and tax relief. “I was touched. I didn’t mind that I was collecting hair all day long,” Tsao said. Tsao now advises the Community Caring Project which partners with Tzu Chi to better serve low-income patients from all over the world. Although Tzu Chi has a religious background, it does not use community service work to promote their Buddhism. Tsao said Tzu Chi embraces everyone regardless of their religion or cultural background. Audrey Kim, a post-baccalaureate student, has been volunteering with the Community Caring Project since Fall 2017. SEE AID


Ahmad Former professor vies for district earns player of the week

The junior guard was recognized after a weekend of triumph. JARED EPREM Sports Editor

Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball guard Khalil Ahmad earned his second Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award of the season after putting up 22 points against Cal Poly and 31 points at UC Davis. The junior completed 70.4 percent of his attempts from the field, 50 percent of his 3-pointers and only missed one free throw over the two-game stint. His heroics against Davis earned Ahmad recognition in the Big West, but also a spot in CSUF men’s basketball history. Ahmad joined 23 Titans in the 1,000-point career scoring club. Aside from his gaudy point total against the Mustangs on Thursday, Feb. 8, Ahmad got his hands on one steal and dished out four assists. He credited his teammates and coaching staff with the all-around performance, after they motivated him to look for ways to get involved without scoring due to his recent struggles.

I was trying to play hard, get my hand on a couple passes and rebound the ball to get the ball rolling.




Phil Janowicz, a former Cal State Fullerton chemistry professor said he plans to use his background in education to promote change in the interest of educational institutions if elected to represent the 39th District of California in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Candidate gives an inside look into his campaign, and its challenges and demands. BRANDON PHO News Editor

Democratic California congressional candidate and former Cal State Fullerton professor Phil Janowicz never forgets to remind his staff that if he ever becomes out of touch, to call him out on it. “I don’t get called out too often. Jon, do I get called out a lot?” Janowicz shouted across the room to his campaign volunteer Jonathan Davis, a student from University of California, Los Angeles. “When it’s necessary,” Davis said as he


taped a sign to the wall of Janowicz’s office. In a Downtown Fullerton office space once furnished only with fold-up chairs, a Del Taco bag and maps of California’s 39th Congressional District (for which he was campaigning), Janowicz’s grass roots were showing. It was the final day of preparations before his campaign office opened its doors to the public Saturday. The Buena Park resident’s high spirits has made a lasting impression on his “Phil-terns,” as he likes to call them, and has nurtured the atmosphere of his campaign. “The cool thing about Phil is, he’s always ready to talk to us about any questions we have about policy,” Davis said. The former Cal State Fullerton chemistry professor released his own poll putting himself in the lead. “Some people say, ‘That’s one poll,’”

Janowicz said. “I say, ‘You’re right. Show me another one.’” Polls aside, the road hasn’t been perfectly paved for Janowicz. Janowicz’s former campaign manager Erik Taylor was accused of sexually harassing women during his time as a top official at the Democratic Party of Orange County. “I got the phone call about the news, and within the hour, he was gone from the campaign,” Janowicz said about Taylor, who resigned in October 2017, just six months after Janowicz announced his candidacy on the CSUF campus. Janowicz said Taylor’s ousting left the campaign stagnant for a week, but it also opened the door for then-volunteer Alice Cheung to become his campaign manager. SEE CONGRESS



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The leak sparked a Facebook campaign called “We are all Khaled Said,” which urged people to take action to change their government. This incident contributed to protests in Cairo that resulted in the resignation of Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak. “Egypt was basically the catalyst for this social media revolution,” Fellow said. The professor said India is one of the top social media-heavy countries in the world. Twitter was a driving force when Indians wanted to revolutionize women’s rights after the 2012 New Delhi gang rape of Jyoti Singh Pandey. A YouTube video published of Iraqi, Abu Azrael became a symbol for the Shi’ites struggles, Fellow said. “He has become a hero in Iraq, which needed heroes, especially for the young people,” Fellow said. He attributed the rising use of social media activism in Mexico to Maná, a Mexican band that encouraged their listeners to protest against the government. However, Fellow said it can be dangerous for people to be outspoken against the Mexican government due to retaliation from the drug cartel. Fellow then introduced North Korea, whose people are largely restricted from internet access. The lack of social media presence in North Korea has prevented the people from creating public political dissent as seen in Egypt. “You need a community to have a revolution,” Fellow said. The final portion of his talk focused on the dangers of journalists in countries like the Philippines and Mexico. “It’s definitely scary to know


During his talk, Anthony Fellow focused on how social media platforms have been used as tools to start revolutions in countries like Egypt and India. Facebook and Twitter have become a primary platform for communication for protesters sharing information with each other.

that over 1,000 journalists have been killed, but it also shows how powerful journalists can be,” said communications major Tyler Nelson. Fellow’s talk brought awareness to how social media can

be used as a tool to start revolutions as well as giving other professors more topics to teach in class. The Faculty Noon Time Talks series has scheduled dozens of 30 to 40-minute presentations by

faculty presenting their research from February to May, as part of the Pollak Library’s goal of “facilitating intellectual engagement across campus,” according to its website. The next scheduled

presentation, “Bilingual Latino Teachers in Schools: Experiences of Language Shame and Loss,” will be held on Tuesday by associate professor of elementary and bilingual education Lisa Winstead, Ph.D., from noon to 1 p.m.

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4 News Congress: Democrat emphasizes education




Like some Americans, Janowicz’s morning routine starts with President Donald Trump’s tweets, which he says often dictates the campaign’s daily agenda. “That tends to set the tone. I wish that were not the case, but it has turned out to be the case,” Janowicz said. The new office, in Janowicz’s mind, would be the hotbed of all campaign activity. “I’m all over the place,” Janowicz said. “But I’d try to spend as much of my time (at the office) as possible, because this is where volunteers, staff and interns are. This is where all of the fun happens.” That fun, according to Janowicz, includes phone banking administered by a field director who makes strategic outreach decisions like writing scripts for phone conversations and door-knocking. Volunteers and interns are put in charge of undertakings like fundraising and studying the logistics of his campaign buttons. Janowicz said that above all, working at the neighborhood level to “meet people where they are,” is the overarching theme. “I view it as 14 mayoral races,” Janowicz said, explaining that different cities within the 39th District all have their own socioeconomic factors and demographics. “Yorba Linda is different from Diamond Bar, which is different from south Fullerton.” In response to criticisms of many elected Congress members becoming out of touch with voters over time, Janowicz describes himself as a grounded person. “Once government stops representing the people, it stops working,” Janowicz said. He said he maintains cordiality with his fellow Democratic opponents, and the only


There are many tasks to perform as a member of Democrat Congressional Candidate Phil Janowicz’s campaign. Janowicz said members embark on different projects that range from fundraising to designing his campaign buttons.

Republican opponents he has spoken with are Andrew Sarega and Young Kim. While Janowicz said that the committees of education and health science are ones he would like to serve on in Washington D.C. should he be elected, he understands he’s a newcomer. Since Janowicz kicked off his congressional candidacy at CSUF Becker Amphitheater in April 2017, he said his biggest challenge has been going to sleep every night knowing he can’t do everything. “Being okay with taking half an hour for my own mental break, so I don’t get burned out (is difficult),” Janowicz said. “It’s been ten months, I’m not burned out yet.”


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The Community Caring Project met Friday to prepare its community involvement for the semester. Students who participated in fall 2017 volunteered over 500 combined hours with Tzu Chi, a Buddhist humanitarian organization. Vanessa Silva said that the project’s goal is to one day start a Tzu Chi club on campus.

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“It’s very different working with different cultures all in one place and seeing how they interact,” Kim said. She has gone to a few medical outreaches with Tzu Chi, including working with nursing and group homes for children with special needs. Kim said nonverbal communication plays a huge role while volunteering because some patients have speech impediments. “We hope that we’re able to

reach them and let them know that we care,” Kim said. The volunteers usually play games, perform sign language songs or give massages to patients. With every interaction, volunteers make sure to maintain eye contact with nonverbal patients in order to better connect with them. “It’s not just about talking. It’s about communicating in the broader sense of communication, and how important that is,” Kim said. Samantha Hoquist recently

joined the Community Caring Project and believes it will guide her toward her goal of becoming a speech pathologist. “It’s overwhelming in the beginning because I have no idea what’s going on, but after seeing some of the other students who have done this before and knowing they went through the same feeling and how they feel now, it’s comforting,” Hoquist said. This type of service learning allows students to combine research with volunteer work and

apply their knowledge to real-world situations. Vanessa Silva is starting her second semester with the Community Caring Project. Last semester, she worked with Tzu Chi at a nursing home where she sang songs and danced to bring high spirits to the patients. “You can see the people who live there were really excited and happy to see faces that were there for them,” Silva said. The most important aspect of Tzu Chi for Silva is the amount of compassion they bring to the

communities they help. “From all of the organizations that I’ve volunteered with, I really enjoy Tzu Chi because they have such a broad focus,” Silva said. Tsao said the work should not be about money or just getting a job done because the humanitarian aspect of the work is most important. “It’s a lot of work, but I feel like it’s made me feel good. It’s made everybody feel good,” Tsao said. “That’s how it motivates a lot of Tzu Chi volunteers.”

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All-female cast kicks off B.A. showcase ‘Real Women Have Curves’ tackles themes including self-acceptance. SARAH EL-MAHMOUD Managing Editor

When sexual allegations in Hollywood started making headlines, student director Vanessa Cortez turned to a play she read in high school, “Real Women Have Curves,” and decided to bring it to Cal State Fullerton. “It really made me feel like women need voice and a higher representation than what they are getting now,” Cortez said. Her production will kickoff the CSUF theatre and dance department’s B.A. Showcase season on March 9. The series which consists of semimonthly performances put on entirely by students and also include a few original shows. When Cortez decided she wanted to submit her work to the B.A. Showcase, she knew she wanted to lead an all-female cast, particularly focusing on the strong, hard-working, full-figured Latina women represented in “Real Women Have Curves.” Producer Lesley Aguirre and stage manager Iliana Solorzano accompany Cortez in the completely female crew. The play is inspired by playwright Josefina López’s life in East Los Angeles in the 1980s and follows five Latina women who work in a sewing factory. Cortez said the show has themes of self-acceptance, immigration, family and the pursuit of the American dream. From the moment she read the title of the play, 19-year-old acting major Paige Taylor, who plays Pancha, jumped at the opportunity to be a part of “Real Women Have Curves.” Taylor said the play emphasizes how a woman’s weight can affect her through small comments here and there from others that can impact a person. Nineteen-year-old freshman Amanda Zaida Hansen plays Carmen, mother of Ana and Estela (played by freshmen Victoria Castillo and Sabrina Lynn Lopez). Carmen reminds Zaida Hansen of her own mother from the things she says. Zaida Hansen’s grandmother migrated from Nicaragua and raised her mother in San Francisco. “My mom passed away this year and just thinking about her has brought me a lot of joy, and I know she would really just love this (play) so much,” Zaida Hansen said. Victoria Faith Montoya plays


(From left to right) Sabrina Lynn Lopez, Amanda Zaida Hanson, Victoria Faith Montoya, Victoria Castillo and Paige Taylor participated in an improv session Saturday at Clayes Performing Arts Center.

Rosali, who is the skinniest woman of the five, yet she said she still battles with her body image. Montoya appreciates the opportunity to play a character that can uniquely touch upon the shame in how one looks. Rosali has anorexia, and despite her lightweight figure, is concerned with packing on pounds if she eats. In one of the scenes, she even faints as a result of her food deprivation. “That’s happened to me because working and going to school full-time is really hard, and there was this one week where I didn’t eat,” Montoya said. “That hit home because I was like ‘Oh crap, I’ve worked that hard before.’” Cortez said she instantly thought about casting Montoya when she decided to direct the play because she felt Montoya perfectly embodies its message. They have known each other since their freshman year at CSUF and work full-time while pursuing theater education. “Not a single woman in this play has a weak spot. It gives women an empowerment to keep pushing forward no matter what the stakes or circumstances may be, and that giving up is not an option,” Cortez said. The character Estela is an undocumented worker who works hard at the sewing factory to earn a salary out of fear of being


Student director Vanessa Cortez recently finished appointing the all-female cast and crew. The five actresses featured in the play did not previously know each other, but Cortez said they connected really well.

exposed and deported. Cortez said she knows a few students who are DACA recipients and was additionally inspired to tell a story that puts immigration at the forefront. “Seeing them not know what’s going to happen for them next in life is terrifying and it’s scary,” Cortez said. “To show undocumented workers, or even people who have migrated here that are

legal, that no matter where you come from, or what your status might be or what your dreams are, it is possible.” She hopes the play’s message will promote acceptance for immigrants in their pursuit of the American dream like the characters in “Real Women Have Curves.” “This play is very special because you don’t have to be

Hispanic, or female, or speak Spanish to understand it,” Cortez said. “Anyone who comes into the Arena Theatre and watches will know what this story is.” “Real Women Have Curves” will be free to attend and will be showcased on March 9 at noon. Arriving early is recommended as the seating is first come, first served.

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8 Opinion Sports villains bring exposure to games


Leagues profit from disliked teams like the Dallas Cowboys.


While heroes may be the focal point of stories, they can’t save the day unless there is a villain to defeat. In sports leagues, the story is the season and enthralling villains only benefit them. Whether it be the NFL, NBA or MLB, bad guys are critical to high ratings and merchandise sales. Antagonistic players and teams have an appeal that draws in viewers hoping to see them get taken down and knocked off their pedestal. In the NBA, the current villain is the Golden State Warriors. Following the successful addition of Kevin Durant, the Warriors went from basketball’s darlings to public enemy number one. Fans disliked Durant joining the Warriors even more after they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder (Durant’s former team), but the Warriors made the Finals and the NBA has only received positive ratings and revenue since. In the 2017 NBA Finals, an average of 20.4 million viewers watched each game. It was also the most watched NBA Finals since 1998, Michael Jordan’s last Finals appearance. To some fans, the Warriors ruined the season, but they still tuned in to watch and the NBA achieved record ratings. Hated teams bring exposure to the league and its rising stars. The Golden State Warriors rank first in merchandise sales, with Stephen Curry’s jersey being the most popular, indicating that fans are engrossed with their team, according to an official release


Fans may hope that teams like the New England Patriots or Golden State Warriors lose their games, but in doing so, they increase the team’s popularity. A villain creates more excitement and builds drama for the game.

from the NBA. The NFL has its own villains in the form of the New England Patriots and the Dallas Cowboys. For the past two decades, the Patriots have been the most successful and most disliked football team. With each Super Bowl win, fan’s collective hatred only seems to grow. They currently rank as the second most hated team in the NFL, according to a SurveyMonkey Audience survey. The Patriots also hold the first and third spots for the most watched Super Bowls in history according to Nielsen. Even though almost every state rooted against the Patriots during these Super Bowls, the games still

achieved record ratings. The Dallas Cowboys, much like the Patriots, have five Super Bowl wins and 14 NFC Championship Game appearances. They are ranked as the most hated team in the NFL, based on the same survey from SurveyMonkey Audience. The two most hated NFL teams are also the two most valuable. With the Cowboys worth $4.8 billion and the Patriots worth $3.7 billion, the two are part of the NFL’s backbone in terms of revenue, ratings and market value. In baseball, the one constant villain is the New York Yankees. In 2002, the CEO of the Boston Red Sox, Larry Lucchino,

nicknamed them the “Evil Empire.” At a 27 percent unfavorability rating, the Yankees are the most hated baseball team in America, based on a survey from SurveyMonkey Audience. Since the Yankees are in the league’s largest market and the most valuable MLB franchise, the exposure the Yankees provide is second to none. When the team is winning, the spotlight is on them and consequently the entire league. Despite the hatred, they still provide ratings that are hard to be replicated by a single team. The one common quality among all three leagues is that the villains are often the most successful team. Other teams

may make moves to beat them, which will ultimately lead to a more intense match, keeping current fans invested while also attracting new fans. As hated as these teams are, their role as villains should be embraced. They give supporters a team to root against. Fans may hate them with a passion, but they still want to see opposing teams fail in their quest to become champions. Fans want to see the underdog rise up in victory. From the league’s point of view, this means increased revenue, exposure and ratings, but more importantly, a villain in sports makes the season more interesting and entertaining to watch.

English is evolving because of millennials A narrow approach to language is elitist and rude.


Society’s demise has continuously been blamed on young people for centuries. In the ‘50s and ‘60s, rock and roll music and musicians were considered to be a threat to traditional American values. Today, millennials are credited with the death of social traditions ranging from bar soap, brunch, and banks. Though each generation is held responsible for the death of some moral value by way of social revolution, the threat of losing the English language has loomed consistently over the heads of its native speakers. Every time a valley girl “like” is uttered or a slang word is added to the dictionary, English inches closer to its inevitable end. But that’s like, high-key stupid AF. Languages are constantly evolving and using phrases like “lit” or “snatched” doesn’t tarnish language as a whole, it adds depth and variety how people communicate. Angela Della Volpe, a Cal State Fullerton linguistics professor, said even supposedly dead languages, like Latin, didn’t just disappear. They just changed so much that they became unrecognizable. It’s similar to the difference between Old English and

modern English, nobody speaks Old English anymore, but people still speak English. When people refer to English, they are usually referring to Standard English but in this context, “standard” is deceptive. It refers to a standard to which other dialects of English are compared against. It’s a standardized way of speaking or writing mostly associated with what’s taught in school. It isn’t common by any means to speak Standard English in day-today life. Even the best writers don’t have a miniature editor sitting on their shoulder, whispering corrections or dictionary definitions into their ear while they talk. Because English is an intricate system of social and regional dialects, to suggest that Standard English is more proper is to ignore and devalue other valid ways of speaking. Ultimately, the purpose of language is to communicate, so if an English speaker can understand what a different English speaker is saying in a conversation, then despite whatever slang or dialect is being used, language has done its job. But sometimes language is exclusionary on purpose. “Language is context related, so it’s embedded in the social context,” Della Volpe said. “If you come up with a word that is understood by the social peers, it leaves out the people that don’t belong to the social group and that’s how language ends up being unintelligible to older generations.” This is why it’s almost impossible to explain to parents or older family members what “woke” means or why “yas” is now a part of younger people’s daily vocabulary. But people don’t like to feel excluded, which is why slang and social dialects are often associated



Language evolves and doesn’t have to follow standard form taught in schools. Slang allows people to express themselves creatively and remains an acceptable form of communication.

with a depreciation in the value of language. “There are always people who complain,” Della Volpe said. “Roman writers complained that Latin was not being spoken as it was supposed to be spoken because people were butchering the language.” This isn’t to say that language shouldn’t be appreciated or hold

value. It brings forth beautiful, dignified poetry and ignites creative, fantastical stories. Without Standard English this very article wouldn’t have been written, but to say that there is only one correct way to speak English is rude, and at best elitist. Language is an art form in its own right, and just like there are different genres of art, there are

different forms of communicating. If one type doesn’t meet certain standards, that doesn’t mean it’s garbage. It’s just a version of creative expression that isn’t standard. Young people are not destroying the English language. They’re simply coming up with their own unique form of language that expresses their emotions. VISIT US AT: DAILYTITAN.COM

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Cal State Fullerton sophomore Elsa Lundquist (pictured above) sits with the second most strokes (1,117) right behind teammate Pauline Welker who has recorded 1,141 strokes. Lundquist had her best finish of the 2017-18 season at the Battle at Old Works meet where she tied for sixth place.

Women’s golf ties for 12th place in tourney CSUF has a rough start on day one of the Battle at the Rock tournament. YARESLY SANCHEZ-AGUILERA Sports Editor

Cal State Fullerton women’s golf returned to the green

for the Battle at the Rock tournament in Riverside after a three-month break from competition. Although the Titans did not end in the top spot, CSUF finished just 41 over par 576, ending day one of the competition in a tie for 12th place. UC Davis dominated the charts and heads into day two in

a comfortable first-place spot, just three strokes over par 576. CSUF freshman Courtney Sharkey led the Titans, placing in a five-way tie for 35th place. Sharkey improved in the second round after moving up nine places, finishing with three strokes over par 72 and eight over par 144. Sophomore Elsa Lundquist

tied for 41st place after dropping 22 places in the second round. Lundquist was able to successfully make holes two and three at par, her best of the evening. Despite holding on in the first three holes, Lundquist finished five over par 41 heading into the second round. However, she dropped to her lowest

score at hole 17 when she went eight over par. Despite dropping places late in the tourney, the Titans have another chance to redeem themselves as they close out the tournament on Tuesday. The Titans will continue day two of the Battle at the Rock tournament Feb. 13 at Oak Quarry Golf Club.

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Ahmad (14) made history after scoring 53 points over the weekend. His effort on the court earned him a spot on CSUF’s 1,000-point career scoring club.


Both of the Titans’ doubles teams succeeded over the weekend, with Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin boosting their record to 14-2 and Masako Makiba and Genevieve Zeidan earning a three-game win streak.

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Ahmad only scored 13 points in his last three game appearances, making five of his 27 tries from the floor and connecting on one of his 11 three-point attempts. “Being aggressive and staying locked in and finding something little to do to spark my game. I was trying to play hard, get my hand on a couple passes and rebound the ball to get the ball rolling,” Ahmad said. His field goal percentages in the games against Davis and Cal Poly rank as his two highest of

the season. In the win over Cal Poly, Ahmad converted all five of his free throw attempts, the ninth time he’s been perfect from the line this season. The guard’s last Player of the Week award came after an offensive rough patch as well. Following nine points against Harvard and five in a win over Cal Lutheran, Ahmad collected 24 points at Portland and a career-high 34 at Utah Valley. The Titans will look to rally behind the strong play of Ahmad in their next game against Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Feb. 17.


Cal State Fullerton made its first appearance in the 2017 Big West Championship under Head Coach Diane Matias It was the first time for Matias and the entire tennis program.

Tennis goes undefeated at Fullerton Invite After a successful weekend in doubles and singles, the Titans now stand 5-1. YARESLY SANCEZ-AGUILERA Sports Editor

Since the start of the 2018 spring season, Cal State Fullerton tennis has fallen only once in a match. The Titans continued their winning streak after they cinched two wins at the Fullerton Invite Feb. 9 through 11. The Titans blowout 6-1 win over Grand Canyon University and 4-1 victory over San Jose State pumped their record up to 5-1, adding another point to their

now four-game win streak. The Titans’ early success has not come by chance. Titans Head Coach Diane Matias has been with the program for over four years, and after leading her team to the Big West championship in 2017 for the first time since the program was founded, the Titans don’t want anything less this season. With its undefeated record gone early in 2018, CSUF has a fierce band of competition lining its roster. Duo Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin, now 14-2, tacked on two more wins in their fourgame win streak over the weekend after taking down San Jose’s Sybille Gauvain and Miyo

Kobayashi 6-2. Fullerton’s most decorated tennis athlete Alexis Valenzuela made a return to the team for the 2017-18 season. Although, this time, Valenzuela would not suit up for any matches as she was named a volunteer assistant coach in November. With the help of Titans new and old, CSUF is off to a promising start in conference play, holding on to a 1-0 record after claiming its first conference play win against UC Riverside. The Fullerton Invite was a short halt to conference play, but the Titans will return to Big West action when they host Cal State Northridge on Friday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m.

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Vanderhook in 28th season with CSUF The head coach is entering his sixth year with the same expectations for his team. KATHRYNE PADILLA Asst. Sports Editor

Coming from the Cerritos College diamond as a player, Titans Head Coach Rick Vanderhook will enter his 28th season with the Cal State Fullerton baseball program with the same mentality and toughness he established when he became head of the team in 2012. Vanderhook joined Titans baseball as an athlete in the 1984 season, in which the team won a national championship. He then turned to coaching, beginning as an assistant coach the following year, when he would earn another ring. Since 1991, Vanderhook has witnessed many of Fullerton’s teams place first or second in the Big West conference. The lowest position the team fell to with him on the staff was fifth, which only happened once in his career. Vanderhook also spent some time off of Goodwin Field where he gathered more experience as an assistant coach at Cal State Northridge for two years (198990) and at University of California, Los Angeles for three (2009-11). In his six years as head coach, Vanderhook has earned four Big West Coach of the Year awards along with four Big West championship titles. Fullerton was able to end a fiveyear College World Series drought when the team made its first appearance under Vanderhook in 2015, and since then, the Titans have totaled their NCAA College World Series appearances to 18. Since 2015, CSUF has also made its way to Omaha twice, and Vanderhook said it can’t be attributed to just one thing.


Rick Vanderhook has spent six years as head of the team. In 2017, Vanderhook was named one of the assistant coaches for the Collegiate National Team, while leading the Titans to the College World Series in Omaha.

“I think you create your own luck on how hard you work at things,” Vanderhook said. The decorated coach has created a name for the team, prompting to rank it the ninth-best program in the country. Recognized for his coaching achievements, Vanderhook was named as one of the assistant coaches for the 2017 Collegiate National Team. He was able to

help the team achieve a 15-5 record over the summer before returning to prepare the Titans for the season. Fullerton understands the work ethic its head coach expects from his team, especially if they can’t come out victorious in friendly games against Titans baseball alumni. “The current team is usually supposed to win. When the alumni team wins, Hooky is not

so happy,” said outfielder Chris Prescott. The bond that Vanderhook has with his team can be seen through the communication that led them to the 6-3 win over the alumni and the nicknames that each athlete has given him. This attitude has come from Vanderhook’s adaptive coaching over the years. He maintains a “tough love” coaching style which has proven to be a success given

the accolades of the last six years. However, he focuses most on what would help his team learn necessary skills on a deeper level. “You need to be a little more subjectable as you go through stuff. So they can see it and read it and do it more than just seeing it and doing it, seeing and doing it,” Vanderhook said. The Titans are set to travel for their season opener against Stanford University on Feb. 16.

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