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‘Truth or Dare’ REVIEW Low-grade horror flick uses cheap thrills to scare. Lifestyle

Volume 103 Issue 35

The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

Monday April 16, 2018

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Titans unable to overcome Aztecs

Baseball failed to come up with enough runs after San Diego State scored nine in the first three innings, eventually losing the game 9-6 and the series 2-1. JARED EPREM Sports Editor

Despite creating two multi-run innings, Cal State Fullerton baseball failed to overcome the six-run third inning from San Diego State and fell 9-6 on the road. Fullerton now holds a .500 record (17-17) and suffered its fourth road-series defeat of the season. “We did some good things this weekend. I thought we showed a lot of fight, but we need to be more consistent in what we do in all three phases,” Titans Head Coach Rick Vanderhook told CSUF Sports Media. The Aztecs scored all of their runs in the first three innings. They were able to take the lead in the third with a home run from shortstop David Hensley, three more hits and three walks from Titans pitchers Andrew Quezada and Tanner Bibee, one of which brought right fielder Chase Calabuig home. In his second game back after missing 14 with a broken hand, outfielder Chris Prescott earned his second home run of the season with a three-run bomb in the fourth inning, cutting the deficit to four. Aztecs pitcher Christian Winston walked Jace Chamberlin, allowing right fielder Ruben Cardenas to score in the fifth inning. However, that would be CSUF’s last run. Center fielder Mitchell Berryhill recorded his second straight threehit performance Sunday. He finished the series with eight hits, three RBIs and five runs. “It’s nice being able to finally be in a groove at the dish,” Berryhill told CSUF Sports Media. “I saw the ball really well this weekend and I think offensively, as a whole, we’re really starting to pick things up.” Second baseman Hank LoForte had a productive weekend from the plate, recording eight hits, three RBIs and three runs. GABE GANDARA / DAILY TITAN FILE PHOTO

Pitcher Dillon Brown struck one batter out and gave up two hits in his 2.1 innings pitched against the Aztecs on Sunday.

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Softball takes down 49ers CSUF wins two games on Saturday to secure series against Long Beach State. JARED EPREM Sports Editor

Julia Valenzuela’s walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning completed a five-run comeback for Cal State Fullerton softball, taking the game 8-7 and the series 2-1 against Long Beach State. The double was Valenzuela’s fourth of the season, also earning her fifth multi-hit performance this year. “I honestly wasn’t thinking that much, just taking as many pitches as I could until I got a strike. Be short to the ball and put the ball on the ground, whatever it takes to score that run,” Valenzuela said. In the second contest of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Titans trailed 5-0 during the fourth inning. After walking the first batter she faced, pitcher Hannah Johnson exited the game for Taylor Dockins. Without any outs and the bases loaded, the 49ers were in prime condition to run the score up and put the game out of reach. “Personally, I was thinking to not let the ball get past me. I was catching the ball with two hands and trying not to let it go by me,” Valenzuela said. However, on her first pitch, the Titans made a double play to get the batter and runner on third out. The next batter grounded out to second baseman Sam Kennedy and Fullerton left the inning unscathed. SEE FIRST

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Albert Xiong used children’s shoes to represent the victims from the Virgina Tech and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings.

Students highlight social injustices Recurring problems were symbolized through oncampus displays. TATIANA DIAZ

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Children’s shoes were placed in front of the student health

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center by graduate students in the Cal State Fullerton counseling program Thursday to represent the people killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Virginia Tech shootings. Students in the counseling and culture class made visual displays on the College of Engineering and Computer Science lawn

to highlight the importance of voting in local elections and promote awareness of transgender issues and school shootings. “The focus is on understanding privilege, oppression and social justice issues. The idea for the class came from allowing students an opportunity to choose a social justice issue that they felt

passionate about,” said Sapna Chopra, Department of Counseling lecturer. Albert Xiong, a graduate student in the counseling program, said he chose to focus on school shootings because of their frequency. SEE JUSTICE

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MONDAY APRIL 16, 2018

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Another display on campus included eight balloons scattered on the College of Engineering and Computer Science lawn to represent the lives of eight transgender people who were killed in 2018.

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“It’s become so normalized that we don’t really give it a second thought. We wanted to make an impact to show that this is not something that should be happening at all. It should not be a normal occurrence,” Xiong said. Jim Minthorne, a graduate student in the counseling program, worked alongside his classmates to get students registered to vote for the upcoming statewide primary election on June 5.

“Sometimes people think that local elections don’t matter and they’ll just vote for whoever is already in office without considering the issues that the candidate represents,” Minthorne said. There are a lot of things that can be impacted in local elections like building codes and street maintenance, he said. Another display focused on bringing awareness to violence imposed on the transgender community featured eight balloons scattered on the lawn,

each representing a transgender person who was killed this year. Students were approached and asked if they were interested in becoming an ally to transgender people, then given #IllGoWithYou pins. Carolina Pacheco, a student in the masters counseling program, said she wants transgender students to know there are allies on campus who support their issues. “The pin represents an ally, making yourself visible to them, knowing that by wearing this pin

I think a lot of people are feeling discouraged because there are so many instances of hate that are happening in our country right now.

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presented, Chopra said. “I think a lot of people are feeling discouraged because there are so many instances of hate that are happening in our country right now,” Chopra said. “This was an opportunity to feel that sense of ‘I have a voice.’”

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MONDAY APRIL 16, 2018

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Thousand of potential students and their families came to Cal State Fullerton on Saturday to learn more about the university and campus life.

CSUF welcomes prospective students

High school seniors and All eight colleges along with 60 Corrales-Reyes said. “It’s a really huge event, that’s a full-time job, I work 10-hour Families were encouraged to why we have many people signing days,” Bonilla said. “It’s really hecpotential transfers attended student clubs and organizations set up booths across CSUF to talk to familiarize themselves with the up to be volunteers,” said volunteer tic and I didn’t want to worry about the annual event. prospective students about their majors and opportunities to get involved on campus. Bryan Corrales-Reyes, a senior at Fullerton High School, said he’s interested in coming to CSUF to study journalism. “I was applying everywhere, but I live pretty close here and it wouldn’t be expensive,”

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Thousands of potential students and their families flooded the campus Saturday for the annual Welcome to California State University, Fullerton Day.

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school by taking campus and housing tours led by students and staff. Incoming students attended workshops on transitioning to CSUF, financial aid advice and information about student organizations like sororities and fraternities. Volunteers were scattered around campus to help any lost or confused prospective students.

Viviana Gomez. Deborah Bonilla, a current student at Fullerton College, plans to transfer to CSUF in the fall as a psychology major. Bonilla said she chose CSUF because of its close distance to her home and work. “This is the only college I applied to for transfer because I have

driving far.” CSUF President Fram Virjee welcomed the high school seniors and future transfer students in Titan Stadium before wandering around the campus himself. “You are the newest members of the Titan family and we’re very proud to welcome you,” Virjee said.

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CSUF alumnus thrives through Disney Examiner Jordan Poblete turned his blog and passion into a life-changing partnership with Disney. PRISCILLA CARCIDO Staff Writer

Melody and Daniel Poblete didn’t know that giving their son Jordan “Jordie” Poblete a Mickey Mouse stuffed toy as a baby would lead to a life dedicated to Disney. With a Cal State Fullerton degree in business administration and a Forbes 30 Under 30 nomination, 26-year-old Jordie Poblete, a CSUF alumnus, admitted to still getting choked up when he watches “Coco.” Poblete and a friend started a Tumblr blog dedicated to Disney called DisneyExaminer. The blog was intended to be an inside look at the Disneyland theme park through the eyes of two regulars with topics like how to get free water and how to maximize use of a fast-pass ticket. Over the course of its first few years, that’s all the blog was. Then, during a drive to a friend’s graduation ceremony in 2010, everything about the publication and Poblete’s future changed. “When we got that first call a few years later about attending the grand opening of Toy Story Midway Mania! — and this is coming from the official public relations department at the Disneyland resort — that very much signaled in my head that we had something really cool,” Poblete said. In a voicemail he received from a Disney representative, Poblete was offered the opportunity to partner and work with Disney, the company he’d admired for years. Poblete regards that call as the catalyst for his maturity. He realized there would be very big and important eyes on the DisneyExaminer soon. Poblete said his success forced him to learn how to do things like talk to PR wizards and write quality editorial content quickly. DisneyExaminer transformed from

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Jordan Poblete said Disney Examiner brings in 500,000 unique views annually.

a quick tips publication to being part of the press box at events like the opening of the Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT and being involved in the press release for “Cars 3.” Poblete has done everything, from being on red carpets and flown to Shanghai Disney to interviewing Johnny Depp and George Clooney. Despite all this, Poblete said it would be a mistake to call him the “Disney Guy.” When Poblete isn’t sitting in meetings

or visiting the latest Disney park attraction, he is an avid member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. As a youth leader, he works with high schoolers to help build their faith and find their voice. Genesis Auste is an associate pastor at the church. The two first met in 2006, but it wasn’t until four years ago that Auste developed a friendship with Poblete. He’s watched Poblete be a leader to the younger members by organizing church concerts and casual get-togethers at

malls. Auste admires Poblete’s dedication to the church in the middle of his hectic life, but it’s Poblete’s tenacity for life that inspires Auste. “Every time you talk to him, it’s like something new that he wants to try out. He has all these ideas, so I guess he’s like Walt Disney. He’s always had this dream,” Auste said. Poblete also remains active on campus as a member of the CSUF Alumni Association Board of Directors. Wanting to give back to the university that he said gave him so much, he jumped on the opportunity to be part of the association. “I think that (Poblete) is a good demonstration that leadership doesn’t have to be loud,” said Dianna Fisher, the executive director of the CSUF Alumni Engagement. Fisher said with an alumni board that draws outspoken and strong voices, Poblete’s quiet and observant one adds depth. “He might not be part of the chatter, so that when he does say something or offer suggestions or ideas, it’s very well thought-out, and people pay attention to it,” Fisher said. In 2015, Poblete became a Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee. The magazine’s annual list looks at the young people making waves in categories like media, retail and ecommerce, and consumer technology. Whether it’s helping out Disneyland visitors with tips and tricks in the early days of DisneyExaminer or talking to CSUF students about their goals and futures as a part of the Alumni Association, Poblete’s never needed a fancy title to make an impact. He doesn’t know where that Mickey Mouse stuffed toy from his childhood is anymore, but he knows it did its job. Growing up as an only child can get pretty lonely, but Mickey Mouse provided that companionship for Poblete. Twenty-six years later, he’s trying to be that friend for others. “I’ve had my fair share of successes, and now it’s just trying to help others find their success too,” Poblete said.

MOVIES

Harmless party game takes a terrifying twist

‘Truth or Dare’ features enough horror to keep the audience on its toes.

blamed on co-writer and director Jeff Wadlow, who also created “Kick Ass 2.” The highlight of the film is the game itself as it forces its participants into terrifying situations that make the viewers reflect on what they might do in the tense circumstances. The secrets that are slowly uncovered throughout the game are also uniquely important to each character’s story arc, which make many of them relatable. The outsider, Carter (Landon Liboiron), who the group meets during spring break, was a standout character as he appears very suspicious, but it feels as though the audience gets tricked along with the rest of the group as they begin to believe that Carter has ulterior motives. Carter comes off as a calm and laid-back character, but once his identity is revealed, viewers see the game has made him crazed and desperate.

TRICIA LASHA Staff Writer

Truth or dare is a well-known party game among adolescents and adults usually filled with laughs and jokes that can get out of hand in a matter of seconds. But in the film, “Truth or Dare,” a once harmless party game takes a deadly twist with an entirely new set of rules. The film follows a group of college friends who go on a spring break trip to Mexico, but unknowingly bring along a demonic entity that manifests itself through the party game. Following a new set of rules, the friends must complete a truth or dare to avoid the potential penalty of death. The concept of a movie centered around a deadly game isn’t new among movie plots, as its been constantly reused in countless horror films like “Ouija” (2014) and “Would You Rather” (2012). But in “Truth or Dare,” not only are the characters’ lives on the line, but their relationships (which are the driving force behind their choices) are also threatened. The opening scene of the film shows a crazed woman setting an innocent bystander on fire, foreshadowing the game’s effects on its players and revealing the extent of what they’re willing to do in order to live. When the group of friends are first introduced, it’s obvious they have a rocky friendship, especially between the main characters Lucas (Tyler Posey) and Olivia (Lucy Hale). But after Olivia is pressured into going on a spring break trip, the group’s secrets start to unravel as the game uses their pasts against them. Subtlety was not this movies strong suit, as many of the scenes and outcomes were predictable. The jump scares,

Similar to Olivia, she starts out as a sweet and good-natured girl. But the game transforms her into a daring character, willing to do anything to protect her secrets and best friend Markie (Violett Beane). Another standout character was Brad (Hayden Szeto), a friend in the group who is afraid to come out as gay to his father. Brad was fun and refreshing to watch, while other supporting characters like Penelope (Sophia Ali) and Ronnie (Sam Lerner) were annoying, clichè and only served as contrasting personalities to the rational characters. In the end, “Truth or Dare” was not scary by any means, but visually it was creepy enough to get people squirming in their seats. The terrifying but ultimately satisfying ending sets itself up for a future sequel and solidifies its status as a horror flick. Despite its flaws, the overall premise makes for a fun watch.

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Opinion 5

MONDAY APRIL 16, 2018

NASA’s alien search deserves more support Scientific hypotheses often lead to public skepticism and doubt.

SOPHIA ACEVEDO Opinion Editor

It looks like NASA’s scientists remain hopeful about the possibility of alien existence, as they plan to launch the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite on April 16. The satellite, called TESS for short, will roam space in search of planets beyond our solar system (also known as exoplanets) that could potentially contain life. Even though NASA’s latest launch may involve something yet to be proven, people who are skeptical can’t be quick to criticize scientists for launching a satellite that plans to look for exoplanets. Scientific discovery takes time, and it’s important to hold a more optimistic view of the possibilities that lie beyond Earth. Scientists aren’t searching for the common grey alien or the vicious sharp-toothed nightmares from “Alien,” but for the possibility of living organisms on another planet. Hence, when in search of alien life in a place that’s as vast as space, stereotypes found in film have to be dismissed and a great deal of patience is necessary. Sure, believing in aliens can seem a little loony, particularly when evidence of UFO sightings seems to cloud any reasonable judgement, but it doesn’t mean aliens can’t exist. At its very essence, science relies on curiosity. Without it, there’s no reason to search for an explanation about why or how things work. Current understandings of the human body, the

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NASA hopes its Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will lead to new, exciting discoveries of alien organisms.

environment and space wouldn’t have been made possible without inquisitive and bold minds who searched relentlessly for possible explanations. History has shown that scientists have constantly been criticized for their seemingly insane hypotheses about the world and what lies beyond. Undeterred by the skepticism of the public, scientists have continued to search and gain evidence until they’ve proven everyone wrong. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution turned heads, and while the opposing theory of creationism still poses a challenge in more religious places in the United States, it’s essential

to any science curriculum. Giordano Bruno, an Italian philosopher, astronomer and Catholic priest, hypothesized that the Earth revolved around the sun, which eventually became accepted as universal truth. Bruno also theorized that the cosmos were infinite and could support the possibility of other life on planets similar to ours, but in 1600 he was burned at the stake for his beliefs. Now, the desire to punish scientists has been replaced with apathy as most of NASA’s recent achievements have been ignored. While many people don’t pay attention to whether or not

astronauts are testing the human body’s limitations in space or searching for discoveries on other planets, the possibility of alien life may be enough to finally keep people in tune with NASA’s work. Support for science, however minor, allows for significant discoveries to be made. Even though 2017 was a horrible year for the scientific community — thanks to the Trump administration and its disdain for science — just a simple recognition at this point would do. If NASA’s scientists are still pondering the existence of potential alien life, people shouldn’t close their minds to

the idea and deny it. No matter how skewed the identity of aliens has become in the public’s eye, scientists depend on strange hypotheses like alien existence to push the current boundaries of what is known and open people’s minds to all the unexplainable concepts that still remain a mystery. Scientists take time to develop their hypotheses and test for possible ways to examine the situations around them, and while some discoveries may take a lifetime, this is the time to watch and wonder about the possibilities. After all, anything, even the most ridiculous theories, may prove to be true.

Sanctuary laws uphold U.S. values SeeWell Huntington Beach’s decision reveals a misinformed city.

AMANDA CHACON Staff Writer

With immigration is being one of the most divisive issues, Huntington Beach’s recent decision to sue California over the state’s sanctuary laws solidifies the fact that the United States is no longer a place for equal opportunity. Sanctuary laws lead to less fear of the police and benefit the community overall. When immigrants trust the police, they can actively voice problems witnessed in their area and help improve public safety by reporting criminals. Last September California made strides in helping immigrants by declaring itself a sanctuary state. The laws make it more difficult for the state’s legal enforcement to contact immigration authorities and forbid them from questioning people on the grounds of their immigration status. But immigrants in the U.S. still constantly live in fear of deportation. This is often what holds them back from reporting crimes happening to or around them. America has traditionally been valued as a free country where all people have a fair chance at making a life for themselves. As children, Americans are taught to take pride in the way their government accepts all people, VISIT US AT: DAILYTITAN.COM

especially ones who come from distressed countries with corrupt leaders and unsafe living conditions. However, immigrants have been met with circumstances that prevent them from living peacefully in the United States President Donald Trump’s constant efforts to secure the construction of a wall on the Mexican border and his enforcement of the Muslim ban prove the country is far from a fair start. During the election campaign, Trump expressed his disapproval of illegal immigration to CNN by saying, “If you look at the statistics, of people coming ... I say the illegal immigrants — if you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything, coming in illegally to the country, they’re mind-boggling.” While one would think the president would fact-check such antagonizing claims before saying them to the public, this statement does not hold any truth. In fact, immigrants are less likely to be imprisoned compared to their native born counterparts, according to a 2007 study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

study focusing on immigration crimes in California. With these results, it doesn’t make any sense to try and get rid of the immigrants who cause less harm in the community than the people actually born there. Those who voted to sue the state may also not realize they are going to waste their money. All of the money Huntington Beach citizens spend on taxes will be wasted on the lawsuit instead of going toward more useful projects. Instead of spending tax dollars to help the community, the city council wants to waste it on a lawsuit. The citizens present at the Huntington Beach city council meeting brought hats and flags with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan while chanting out “U.S.A.” repeatedly. What’s stopping America from actually earning the value of freedom it claims to be founded on are the citizens who think deporting and depriving immigrants of a better life will lead to a better community.

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First baseman Jace Chamberlin recorded a hit and an RBI in Sunday’s game against San Diego State.

Defeat: Titans lose winning record at San Diego CONTINUED FROM

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Vanderhook threw six pitchers Sunday. None of them tossed

more than 2.1 innings and Quezada picked up the loss for the contest. Although he was pleased with

his performance, Berryhill said he didn’t accomplish his goal, which was to win the series. Vanderhook believes the Titans have

a lot to improve before they face the University of San Diego on Tuesday, April 17. “We’re going to keep working

to get better we’re ready for San Diego on Tuesday and Hawaii this weekend,” Vanderhook told CSUF Sports Media.

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3-6

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8-1

Long Beach State

7-2

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You might feel as if you’re spinning your wheels today, trying to finalize a strategy to put your life back on track. However, it’s no use making plans to reach a specific goal unless you have a clear sense of where you currently stand.

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GEMINI (May 21 - Jun. 20) You can visualize a variety of scenarios which move you closer to manifesting a dream. But in this case, all roads do not lead to Rome, even if they appear to head in the same direction. You might feel a great sense of urgency to choose one route and let the others go.

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Sometimes you think you would be better off if you didn’t listen to anything anyone else ever said. However, this harsh judgment is likely overstated, reflecting your current frustration for being misled by a friend’s well-intended counsel.

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Center fielder Ari Willliams hit her first home run of the season Saturday.

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CSUF brought in five runs with a series of singles and a walk in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game. The Titans cycled through their batting order in the inning, shifting the momentum in their favor. Long Beach tacked on a run in both the fifth and sixth to increase its lead to 7-5 heading into the final inning. After pitching a complete game earlier that day and throwing an inning and a half to start this contest, Trish Parks returned to the circle and struck out two batters with the bases loaded to hold the score. In the bottom of the seventh, third baseman Bryanna Ybarra brought center fielder Ari Williams home with a single to cut the deficit to one. Three more Titans loaded the bases and Valenzuela ended the game with two outs. “We knew (Parks) was fatigued. She just had a baby in November so her endurance is not what a normal pitcher’s is at this time. For her to come and close the game, just wow,” Titans Head Coach Kelly Ford said. In the game prior, Parks tied her season-high strikeouts (4) while only giving up four hits. The 49ers only scored once in the contest, their fifth time in 41 games being held to one or fewer runs. Right fielder Brooke Clemetson broke CSUF softball’s single-season record of stolen bases,

To come back after last night’s subpar performance and believe ... these athletes responded to it.

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KELLY FORD Titans head coach earning her 28th to lead the Big West. CSUF also recorded four hits in the game. However, Williams’ home run in the fourth inning gave the team the lead and Parks held Long Beach the rest of the way. The home run is the first for Williams this season and the team’s 14th. “This is huge for our program. It’s always a knock-down, dragout with Long Beach State. To come back after last night’s subpar performance and believe... these athletes responded to it. Full team win, just amazing,” Ford said. Fullerton came into the series with a share of first place and now own the top spot in the Big West conference. The Titans know they still have work to do as they prepare to face Hawaii, which sits in fourth place in the conference. “We’re going to fly into Hawaii on Thursday with our briefcases. The bikinis will be in there, but we aren’t taking those suckers out until Sunday. We are going there to work,” Ford said.

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Senior Danielle Pham and partner Masako Makiba won both of their games this season as a duo.

Cal State Fullerton drops final home match of season to Santa Barbara Tennis seniors reflect on their experience with the team despite their loss. KATHRYNE PADILLA Asst. Sports Editor

Cal State Fullerton tennis fell to UC Santa Barbara 4-3 on Sunday and recognized its two seniors after its final home match of the season. “We wanted to focus on the way we’re playing and not on the outcome,” said Titans Head Coach Dianne Matias. “Unfortunately, today it didn’t go our way.” In the match against the Gauchos, Danielle Pham and her partner Masako Makiba were victorious in their match against Amanda Atanasson and Armit Lev Ari after breaking the tie to end the set 6-5. The win puts the pair 2-0 overall with their other victory on April 14 against Cal Poly. Duo Genevieve Zeidan and Jadie Acidera were the other Titans doubles team to come out on top in a close 5-4 match against Gauchos Stephanie Yamada and Lise Sentenac. “Our doubles are slowly starting to come along. We still

have a long way to go,” Matias said. “I like how our teams are playing.” Though Sarah Nuno and Karla Portalatin were unsuccessful in their doubles match, both came out victorious in singles play. However, losses from Zeidan, junior Luxizi Meng and freshman Caisey Lee Emery secured the Gaucho victory. The outcome was not what the Titan’s expected, but Pham and senior Isabel Donaldson were pleased with the achievements the team accomplished in their four years of being a Titan. “Definitely something special,” Pham said. “Our freshman year, we didn’t have a winning record. Sophomore year, we got so much better and we had a winning record. It came to our junior year, we went 194, the best in our program history. Now, we’re doing really good and growing together.” Both Donaldson and Pham were in Matias’ first recruiting class. Whether they’re contributing to the culture change from the 2-6 conference record in 2014, reaching semifinals in the Big West Tournament in 2017 or helping the underclassmen, Matias said they have been key assets to the growth of the team.

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First: Titans sit atop the Big West

DANIELLE PHAM CSUF tennis player “They helped with the growing pains of having a young team. They’re definitely people that the rest of the young players can go and ask for advice,” Matias said. Donaldson has not competed since the 2016 season due to a back injury that has led to multiple surgeries, but she stayed with the team and became its manager, which has helped strengthen the team’s bond. “They all mean the world to me. Especially this year, this is the closest that the team has been in my four years,” Donaldson said. The Titans are nearing the end of the 2017-2018 season and will face their final opponent, Long Beach State, on Friday, April 20 before they enter the Big West Tournament. “Right now, we have two more weeks. We have to trust the process from here on out,” Pham said.

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