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Dukakis tackles political policies
CSUF Patrons of the Library hosted politician, scholar. JASON ROCHLIN Daily Titan
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Over 500,000 men, women and children took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to mirror the Women’s March in Washington D.C. following the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. Signs held by the marchers reflected both anti-Trump sentiment and a more general push for human rights.
City streets in Los Angeles and Santa Ana were overwhelmed by floods of marchers in the wake of Trump’s inauguration. PRISCILLA BUI SARAH WOLSTONCROFT Daily Titan
Hundreds of thousands of people attended women’s marches in Los Angeles and Santa Ana last weekend to promote human rights and to show their opposition to newly inaugurated President Donald J. Trump.
L.A. Women’s March Sardine-packed marchers in Pershing Square began chanting “Start the march” and “Less talk, more walk” after an hour and a half of speakers trying to stall the crowd while police could clear the streets of Hill, Broadway and
Grand enough to increase movement. “We think that we are going to change the name from ‘march’ to ‘stand,’” said Ellen Crafts, one of the event organizers. SEE MARCH
Fullerton gets seasoned leader
CSUF alumnus was appointed as Interim City Manager. BRIGGETTA PIERROT Daily Titan
Before he became involved in local government as Fullerton’s Interim City Manager, Allan Roeder, was a classic CSUF commuter student in the ‘70s. He worked two to three jobs and had to deal with a few more parking problems than the average student. “I kind of laugh because for at least some period of time, I was living out of my car,” Roeder said. Despite living out of his car while he was a student, Roeder didn’t think of himself as homeless until he became more involved in local homeless issues. Roeder said he feels that the city of Fullerton is one of the few cities in Orange County that’s taking concrete steps to address homelessness and is thankful that the council supports his efforts to help
end homelessness. In the search for a new, permanent city manager, the Fullerton City Council finalized the decision to hire Roeder as interim city manager during its meeting Jan. 17. Mary Hornbuckle, vice president of the Board of Trustees for Coast Community College District, said there is no one better suited for the job of interim city manager of Fullerton than Roeder. “I’m honored. I really am,” Roeder said. Roeder’s seasoned past includes experience as city manager of Costa Mesa and a recent term as Garden Grove’s interim city manager. His career in local government began when he was an intern for the city of Costa Mesa while he was still an undergraduate at CSUF. Hornbuckle was one of the Costa Mesa City Council members that hired Roeder to serve as city manager soon after her election to the council in 1984. “He understands the communities that he works in,” Hornbuckle said.
Pollak exhibit charts ‘Boswell Collection’
Dozens of maps are on display in the library, revealing a wealth of educational resources for students.
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Interim City Manager Allan Roeder has focused on ending homelessness in Orange County cities during his 38 years in local government.
Hornbuckle and Roeder have known each other for over 30 years. In addition to their professional relationship, Roeder became a close
friend to Hornbuckle and her husband as well. “He is what he appears to be,” Hornbuckle said. “He is no different personally
Revolution starts with organized protests
Women’s March sets record numbers while also raising awareness against injustices and allowing voices to be heard.
than he is publicly and he represents the best of governmental employees.” SEE ROEDER 4
Michael Dukakis, a professor, former three-term Democratic Massachusetts governor and the Democratic presidential nominee from 1988, gave a presentation Saturday in the Pollak Library’s Rotary Room titled “President Trump - What’s Ahead?” “Our speaker today is really someone who deserves respect on several levels,” said Joyce Mason, a Patrons of the Library Activities committee member, when introducing Dukakis. “He’s a politician, he’s a scholar and he’s most of all, a patriot.” Dukakis spoke to over 120 people about his opinions, mainly focusing on highly interventionist United States foreign policy and the overemphasis on allocating funds for the military while other domestic programs suffer. “I thought the turnout was excellent,” said Howard Seller, a Patrons of the Library Activities committee chair. “Typically we have between 40 and 60 people and the room was full today.” Seller said the Patrons approached Dukakis because despite teaching at Northeastern University, he teaches winter courses at UCLA. “When we invite speakers, we often take somebody who we think is prominent in his or her field and we may make a few suggestions, but we’ll often ask them to choose their topic,” Seller said. “Our motivation was not in any way political.” In terms of foreign affairs, his main talking point revolved around how “not happy” he is with the overall military interventionist policy America has held since World War II, regardless of which party is in charge of the country. “I got a laugh when people in Washington and elsewhere get very exercised over the fact that the Russians may have been hacking our electronic systems,” Dukakis said. “No country on the face of the Earth since World War II has intervened more aggressively, more illegally and more brutally in some cases than the United States of America.” SEE DUKAKIS
Baseball highly ranked in preseason
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Many parents brought their children to the Santa Ana Women’s March, allowing them to be a part of a crowd of 20,000 promoting human rights.
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Saturday’s Los Angeles Women’s March, which started as a mere Facebook event two months ago, brought over 500,000 anti-Trump protesters and human rights activists to the downtown area. While organizers were happy about the turnout, the boisterous amount of people hindered the cohesion and effectiveness of the overall protest, leaving people wandering the streets of Los Angeles in no particular direction, often stopping to talk, dance or grab some food. “The streets are blocked off with people. (My friend) stood on the (news) van and took pictures in every direction and it’s a sea of people,” said protester Jenna Miller as she pushed through the crowd. “There’s no marching, that’s why we’re trying to get to a clear street, there’s just no way.” Once the crowd was finally able to disperse, performance artists, speakers and Beyoncé music were meant to inspire marchers who carried signs with sayings like “Only weak men fear strong women,” “Thanks Trump, you turned me into an activist” and “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” “The main focus is really about positive energy. We got the city of Los Angeles to work with us because we are a peaceful demonstration about commitment to human rights. We wanted to have a safe place for people who believe in the importance of that,” Crafts said. Among the marchers were performance artists who live in Los Angeles and are undocumented: Thalia Ayala from Brazil and Nana Ghana from Africa. The women wore masks and danced around each other with an American flag, ending the performance by spreading the flag across the ground laying on it, grasping hands and kissing each other. Ghana said the piece was about equality for all people even undocumented
individuals. Their dancing was meant to symbolize recognizing each other and coming together. “Women are the same. It doesn’t matter your color. It doesn’t matter your nationality. We are all f***ing the same. That’s human. That’s powerful. When are we going to wake up to that?” Ayala said. Also dancing in Pershing Square were women dressed as medieval maidens, one of whom was an L.A. resident holding a sign that said, “We are not maidens who need saving from the dragons, we are the dragons.” Crafts said that the event was largely made possible by citizens who donated in addition to smaller donations by vendors to put up booths. The sale of Women’s March merchandise also helped to pay for bathrooms, security and permits. “We will be giving any remainder of the funds to community organizations like Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles LGBT,” Crafts said. Although some marchers came out to express their negativity toward the newly inaugurated president, Crafts said that the bigger purpose was to come together and increase discourse between people. “We need to provide safe spaces for people to have conversation even if you have an opposing view and make sure that we can find a way to figure this out together,” Crafts said. The march did see some of that discourse between a lone Trump supporter and LA resident James Joseph, who engaged with protesters in the crowd by holding a sign that said “My mom voted #MAGA,” which stands for Make America Great Again. “I brought this sign out to the Women’s March just to bring a counter opinion, to bring the point out that there are women out there who have voted for Trump for very legitimate reasons and I consider my mom to be very smart and politically savvy,” Joseph said.
Joseph said that although a few people weren’t willing to understand his message, most people appreciated his honesty and he did not experience any violence or disrespect during the march. “People have been super positive, really amazing and just taking it all in and just really happy to be here, which has made the energy really fantastic,” Crafts said.
In addition to counting the homeless, volunteers will administer a survey which will provide analytical data that will allow the county to receive a federal grant of about $22 million to be divided among non-profit agencies who provide services for the Orange County homeless population. Currently around 350 volunteers have registered, but the county hopes to have about 1,500 volunteers on Saturday morning, said Casey Crosbie, a CSUF adjunct professor in the social work department and the executive director of Family Promise of Orange County. Crosbie, who will be leading the training for the CSUF
deployment center, became involved with the census in 2015 after teaching a course at CSUF that required students to participate. “I decided to start pitching it to other departments and to the campus more broadly that they should get involved with it,” Crosbie said. This year, both CSUF classes in the social work department and the criminal justice department will be participating; however their numbers will not be enough to fulfill the 1,500 volunteers goal alone. “We really want to push voluntary student activity as much as possible as well,” Crosbie said.
Santa Ana March Downtown Santa Ana also rumbled with noise Saturday morning as nearly 20,000 people marched down the streets in solidarity for human rights, peacefully displaying their anti-Trump signs and chanting sayings like “Women’s rights are humans rights.” The OC Women’s March brought protesters to Fourth Street to fight against social injustices, waving signs that read “Fight like a girl,” “You can’t comb over sexism,” “Stand With Planned Parenthood” and “IKEA has more qualified cabinets.” Carolyn Barb, a first-time protester, participated in the march for women’s rights and equality. Particularly concerned with abortion, she wanted the message to be clear that the choice belonged to women because their bodies belonged to themselves. “Women deserve respect and it’s not okay to have a president who talks about grabbing p***ies and treating women like trash,” Barb said. March organizer and LGBTQ activist Laura Kanter said that the march as a whole took a little less than two months to organize. Her desire to be involved was a result of living and working in Santa Ana among a community of scared immigrants. “It was really important for us to show how much Orange County has changed and that we are not the same conservative sinkhole that we used to be,” Kanter said. Kanter said that if a fraction of the people who came to Saturday’s march showed
up at a board of supervisors meeting, they would make rapid change in Orange County. “Because the reality is that (with) us organized, the power is here and if we just knew that and knew what we could do, it would be pretty amazing,” Kanter said. Minor tension rose during the first half of the march when a small group of anti-abortionists stood off to the side and held up posters that displayed graphic images of fetuses. Sonora Ortiz, 22, spent most of their time covering a pro-life sign by standing directly in front of it. “People shouldn’t be sharing, one, false information and, two, that graphic of information in such a setting as this, especially when it’s not even accurate to what they’re allegedly trying to say,” Ortiz said. Ortiz marched for women, equal and human rights and said they didn’t think that Trump’s inauguration was reflective of that. “I don’t think that the popular vote reflects the decisions that have been made and will continue to be made over the next four years,” Ortiz said. CSUF student Jenny Kim, one of the many faces in the crowd showing her support for gender equality, said this was the biggest march she has ever been to and that she enjoyed seeing so many diverse people in one setting. “I have a strong belief that in order for society to be whole, you have to have equality,” Kim said. Kim said she also liked how parents were encouraging their children to march, exposing them to societal issues at a young age. Attendees finished marching by congregating in a parking lot at the corner of Bush and Third Street for a rally with members of the crowd stepping forward to pledge to fight for all human rights. “The thing I think that’s really important is that today, the march, is not the end. It’s the beginning,” Kanter said.
Census seeks volunteers Point-In-Time Count to assess needs of homeless population. SARAH WOLSTONCROFT Daily Titan Orange County organizers of the biennial Point-In-Time Count are seeking Cal State Fullerton volunteers to assist with the homeless census on Jan. 28, meant to assess the needs of the community. The census will take place from 4:30 a.m. to about 7 a.m. to ensure that the highest number of homeless individuals will be stationary.
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Red Oak, interim city manager approved Approximately 100 Fullerton residents attended city council.
SARAH WOLSTONCROFT Daily Titan Over 100 Fullerton residents congregated in the Fullerton City Chambers for the first regular city council meeting of the year on Jan. 17 to discuss the controversial Red Oak Investments housing development prior to the council vote. The council also approved the appointment of Interim City Manager Allan Roeder, who was nominated at the special meeting Jan. 5 to aid with the recruitment of a permanent replacement for former City Manager Joe Felz. Red Oak Development The council decided in a nearly unanimous vote, with only Mayor Bruce Whitaker opposing, to approve 3 of 4 components of the Red Oak development project, just shy of the major site plan which will be altered and resubmitted for review in early March. The project proposes the development of 295 residential apartments in an old Chevrolet car lot at 600 West Commonwealth Ave. and 628 West Williamson Ave. In addition to the
four-story complex, the project includes a café, small dog park and a boxcar-inspired parking structure. Over 40 residents took to the podium to share their opinions with the council during public comment. While the majority of the residents opposed the project, around 10 were in favor, suggesting the project would increase business and bring new life to the area. Elizabeth Hansburg, a 10year Fullerton resident, argued that the downtown location in between a major corridor and railroad track is perfect for a high-rise apartment building. “I don’t think you can ask for a better place to put something than right by the railroad tracks. Nobody wants to build on that, so the fact that someone is coming in and is investing lots of money on a parcel that is hard to find another use for, I think is amazing,” Hansburg said. The remaining residents expressed concerns that the proposed parking options would not suffice for the number of units proposed, allowing only two spots for a two-bedroom unit. There were also concerns that the plan does not account for the already limited parking on the surrounding streets. Others said the addition of luxury apartments would distract from the historic charm of
downtown Fullerton and drive away affordable housing from the area. “This is a travesty to us that you would allow at the end of our street this monstrosity. This is a personal thing for us who live there,” said a Fullerton resident who lives on Drake Avenue during public comment. “I do not think there has been adequate planning for the people who actually live in that area.” Kathleen Shanfield, a 30year Fullerton resident and member of the Planning Commission, opposed the project when it was first proposed to the commission. “I’m a little disappointed it wasn’t voted down completely but I’m actually heartened that they have to go back and make some changes for all those reasons that people didn’t like it,” Shanfield said. “It definitely will come back a better project but I would have rather not had this project there at all.” Others held negative feelings more strongly, like Jane Rands, a member of Friends for Liberal Fullerton and resident of over 10 years. Rands plans to pursue a referendum with the intent to get 10,000 Fullerton resident signatures opposing the project in the next 30 days, either to persuade the council to change their vote or to allow the public to vote on the matter.
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Over 30 residents spoke during public comment at the Fullerton City Council meeting on Jan. 17 to express concerns about the Red Oaks apartment complex development.
“It’s not fair for us to take the burden. If the people living in the hills feel that we need more density, by all means build away. Just don’t do it here,” Rands said. “We already have a lot of density here. That’s why we already have some of those issues.” Interim City Manager The council also unanimously approved a contract to appoint Allan Roeder as interim city manager for up to six months so he can assist with the recruitment of a permanent city manager. Roeder, a Cal State Fullerton alumnus, has 26 years of experience in city manager positions throughout Orange County and
has had a career in local government for the past 38 years. “I’m honored and privileged and I will absolutely do my best job for the city and the community. It’s a really great community,” Roeder said. The decision was made in light of former City Manager Joe Felz’s retirement at the end of December. Felz retired after it was made public that he had been drinking and hit a tree with his car on election night. “I’m glad they are recruiting this time. That was something they failed to do when Felz was brought in. They did no recruitment. There were many calls from the public asking that they do a process to find someone who was seasoned and
capable,” Rands said. “Felz was a good guy about town, people knew him from working for the city for years, but being a nice guy doesn’t necessarily make you the best administrator.” Roeder said the council will seek input from the public on which qualities they find to be most important for a city manager to possess during the recruitment process. “That is the great thing for me about working in local government because you have to face the people day in and day out that you serve. They can talk to you directly,” Roeder said. “You have to be accountable, you have to be transparent, you have to communicate and I love that.”
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Michael Dukakis spoke at Cal State Fullerton as a part of the Patrons of the Library 2016-2017 lecture series. He engaged heavily with the audience and answered questions on a variety of topics, including U.S. foreign and domestic policies and Donald Trump.
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Dukakis went on to cite U.S. intervention in Iran, Guatemala, Chile, Iraq and other countries as examples of such interventions with “terrible consequences.” He also questioned the focus on China in the South China Sea after they “bailed us out” of the 2007 recession. “What have we got against China? What have they done to us,” Dukakis said. “The notion that China would interfere with international navigation is preposterous … Trade is their economy.” One of the positive aspects of foreign relations that Dukakis discussed was the United Nations, which he said is the one institution out there that “has the potential” for dealing with foreign conflicts. “It just so happens that five-sixths of the world’s surface is now conflict free. This is the first time in the history of mankind that we’ve had anything like this,” Dukakis said. In terms of domestic policy, Dukakis mostly talked about how the United States allocates too much money to
its military, more than the next seven countries combined including Russia and China. “At a time when we have resources that should be devoted to our kids, to our public infrastructure, a very serious climate problem that threatens the very existence of this planet of ours … It seems to me that we can provide for our security in much better ways,” Dukakis said. He also discussed his view on the electoral college, how it should be abolished and the Common Cause organization’s efforts to gather enough electoral votes to accomplish this. “Al Gore won but lost, Hillary won by 3 million, but someone else is in the White House even as we speak,” Dukakis said. “To be perfectly fair, if John Kerry had gotten 60,000 more votes in the state of Ohio in 2004, he would have won even though Bush II got 3 million more votes than he did. Equally unacceptable.” However, Dukakis does have some hope for President Donald Trump, referencing Ronald Reagan as
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the president who began ending the Cold War by negotiating with Mikhail Gorbachev. “I am an optimist. You can’t be a pessimist and be serious about politics,” Dukakis said. “If you don’t think good people can come together and make a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens, try something else.” After his presentation, Dukakis opened the floor for questions from the audience. One audience member asked if he believed there was a historical precedent for Trump, his preferred method of precinct-based grassroots campaigning and his thoughts on immigration policies as the son of Greek immigrants. “I obviously, from a personal standpoint, feel very strongly about (immigration),” Dukakis said. “That doesn’t mean that we don’t need limits … But if people don’t understand just how important immigration is to the future of this country, they just don’t get it.” Dukakis did receive some criticism from the audience, like from CSUF history
professor Kristine Dennehy, who felt the way he compared America’s problems with democracy to China’s problems with democracy was “an insult.” “Obviously, they’re very different. One is much more oppressive, so on and so forth,” Dukakis said in his response. “All I’m saying is that even as we’re trying to encourage people to adopt democratic governments around the world, let’s just make sure that our own democracy is living up to its expressed values.” However, most of the audience absorbed Dukakis’s bipartisan, historical views on foreign and domestic policies as well as the personal stories he told, such as his first venture into politics in the third grade with a teacher whose son was in the audience. “I want two strong parties in our country. I want to be part of that democracy,” said CSUF geology professor Diane Clemens-Knott. “It’s so disheartening as an adult to feel that the system isn’t working. It was good to look back and see how people on both sides have had good contributions to make.”
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Roeder’s 38 years of experience in local government have given him a distinct appreciation of the intimacy of having to face the people he’s making decisions for on a daily basis. “You are not off in Sacramento or back in Washington D.C.,” Roeder said. “People are right there – they can talk to you directly.” Roeder said that he has seen the relationship between the city and its people become much more personal during his lifetime because of social media. While the interaction is far less limited than it was when he started in the mid ‘70s, government still has a lot to learn. “We do not always have the unlimited resources to keep up with it, but it is a valuable tool,” Roeder said. In addition to his work in local government, Roeder is a long-time advocate for ending homelessness. During his time as Costa Mesa’s city manager, he was involved with Share Our Selves (SOS), a nonprofit organization which serves homeless people and low-income families in need of food, shelter and medical services. Before retiring from Costa Mesa, Roeder was also appointed to the Commission to End Homelessness where he helped oversee and write the 10-year plan to end homelessness. Roeder is also the chairman of the Board for 211 Orange County, a nonprofit organization that connects people in need to food, health, medical and housing resources. Karen Williams, CEO and president of 211 Orange County, admires his incredible focus and dedication to the organization.
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Allan Roeder believes that breaking down political barriers between the 34 cities of Orange County and focusing on one central plan is the most effective way to end homelessness.
“He has been in and served in the public sphere long enough that he understands the challenges that a city might have to get housing developed, but he also understands the population
that needs it,” Williams said. Williams said that part of the problem in Orange County is the lack of affordable housing. Somebody who is getting paid minimum wage
can’t afford all of their necessary expenses on top of paying for a single bedroom apartment. Roeder said that although it’s frustrating he doesn’t often get to pack lunches for
those in need or go out in the field, his skill set involves removing barriers among the 34 cities in Orange County and working to get more programs and affordable housing in place.
“He has this wonderful heart that he doesn’t wear on his sleeve, but he’s definitely a man of compassion,” Williams said. Sarah Wolstoncroft contributed to this article.
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‘One Day at a Time’ empowers Netflix sitcom is accurate and nuanced.
DARLENE CASAS Daily Titan An Army veteran, a political refugee and a social justice advocate each forms her own distinct branch in the vivid Cuban-American family tree featured on Netflix’s new sitcom “One Day at a Time.” This reboot of the 1975-84 CBS television show offers fresh new perspectives by diving into Cuban culture and providing storylines that are astoundingly feminist. Penelope Alvarez (played by Justina Machado) is a single mother raising her two children, Alex (played by Marcel Ruiz) and Elena (played by Isabella Gomez), with the endless help of her mother Lydia (played by Rita Moreno). Schneider (played by Pat Harrington Jr.) is no longer the building superintendent and ladies man with a mustache from the original show. Now he is a hipster landlord and ladies man (played by Todd Grinnell)
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with a fake mustache (that he takes off). This sitcom features Cuban-American cultural flair and personal accounts of socio-political issues led by strong female characters. Cal State Fullerton communications professor Vanessa Diaz, Ph.D., has researched Cuban culture and entertainment for 12 years and U.S. media for 10. Diaz said the changing political relationship between the United States and Cuba means that representations of Cubans have more weight than ever, but the growing attention to Cuban culture runs the risk of oversimplified portrayals. Diaz said she has seen a few clips of “One Day at A Time,” and felt it shows the nuance of multigenerational Latino families and complexity, especially with Alvarez’s character. Alvarez is a good mother and daughter, who is strong, funny and empowered. “It feels like a more empowering kind of role than I think we typically think of as being allocated for Latina actors,” Diaz said. Diaz said the oversexualized and heavily accented woman who stays at home is still the dominant media representation of Latinas. However, new platforms and shows have increased the
diversity within those representations. Being an Army veteran and Cuban-American shapes Alvarez’s experience as a single mother, especially when it clashes with her mother’s traditional opinions. Lydia is eccentric. She holds her heritage dear to her heart but doesn’t shy away from showing her sexuality, which is one of her many enjoyable attributes. She shows how sexual expression can be embraced by older people too, not just the young crowds. Tradition versus modern ideals is a common theme among the three generations. The series begins with an argument between Lydia and her granddaughter Elena after Elena refuses to have a quinceañera, calling it misogynistic. This scene sparked my interest because it reminded me of my quinceañera conversation with my parents. I did not refuse one for ideological reasons but because I had no friends and preferred getting a sofa bed instead. On the other hand, Elena has a change of heart after realizing that organizing a quinceañera would be a rewarding accomplishment for her newly single mother. Kudos to both of them. If I had that perspective at age 14, I would have had one too (No, I wouldn’t).
The quinceañera storyline continues until the last episode, sprouting arguments that incite laughter and blossoming connections that kindle tears. Sexism also emerges as Alvarez is a nurse and her co-worker Scott (played by Eric Nenninger) constantly disrespects her in an episode. When she finally speaks up about his latent sexist attitudes, she discovers that he earns more than her despite having less experience. She is outraged. She quits but fears not only the consequences of leaving, but the consequences of resisting gender inequality when the livelihood of her family depends on her. Her boss explains how Scott negotiated his salary while Alvarez didn’t. It had never occurred to her. The same way it had not occurred to her that Scott was sexist until her daughter said so. Even brief behaviors, whether they are intentional or not, can leave negative impacts. These behaviors are caused by assumptions, and in this case, around gender. As harmless as these remarks may appear, they hold significant influence on how individuals are treated and how they might view themselves. Lydia, the confident kempt dancer, and Elena, the bold teenage feminist, have opposing views
toward how they feel empowered. In one episode, Lydia encourages Elena to wear makeup to appear more presentable as an environmental crusader at school. However, Elena dislikes makeup and is hurt when her grandmother is disappointed. In the end, Lydia empathizes with her, takes off the makeup she is never seen without, and bares her feelings. Empathy, encouragement and respecting one another’s decisions is what makes this series eloquently feminist. An integral heartwarming plotline is Elena coming to terms with her sexuality. It was a confusing journey for her and it was a difficult process for her mother to accept at first. She was confused by her reaction initially because she considers herself someone who accepts homosexuality and loves her children unconditionally. Viewing Penelope’s reaction and her attempts to suppress her sadness in front of her daughter was powerful. Some news takes time to settle in. Many emotions revolve around this event but key attributes shine in each of the characters. Hispanics make up 17.1 percent of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census, and what makes this series important is how it taps into one
specific culture, and one specific family living in Los Angeles. Diaz said people are looking for unique representations of Latinos in media. “How are they not just the same as every other Latino ever represented?” Diaz said. “How do we see the cultural nuances of the Cuban-American family versus the Venezuelan-American family versus the Mexican-American family?” Latino representation and racial inclusion in general is vital in entertainment media. “When they don’t represent me or you, they lose us as viewers or they isolate us and we feel like we are not important. We are not part of the conversation,” Diaz said. Being historically accurate about Cuban experiences is also essential, Diaz said. History in the show is told through dry humor and painful secrets. From Lydia’s retelling of her emigration to the United States to the detrimental effects of deportation, this comedy elucidates prevalent social issues through the lives of strong colorful characters. Each branch is different, each is shaped by her Cuban roots and each branch lifts one another, providing support through the challenges blazing ahead.
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Pollak Library presents selections from “Boswell Collection.” KALEB STEWART Daily Titan
A new exhibit has set its course into the Pollak Library, showcasing maps that illustrate California as an independent island apart from the rest of what is now known as the United States. “California as an Island and Worlds That Never Were,” features select maps from the “Roy V. Boswell Collection.” The exhibit gives students the opportunity to come face to face with history courtesy of Cal State Fullerton’s special collections. These maps, however, have been available to students since 1971 thanks to Ernest W. Toy and Roy V. Boswell. Gallery curators Gayle Brunelle and Patricia Prestinary hope to bring not only insights into history, but also of university resources often overlooked. “The library has been in transition,” Brunelle said. “There has been a lot of different ideas about priorities in the library, and the special collections has just never been prioritized in my view.” One of the centerpieces of the collection is the long outdated concept of California being an island. This is represented through numerous old maps within the collection, illustrating how different perceptions of the world are compared to the years when worldwide knowledge of geography was still taking shape. “There were very strong reasons why people would want to think about
California as an island, even after there was evidence that it was not an island,” Brunelle said. This concept originated with Spanish explorers who were traveling from Mexico around what would later be called California. Brunelle iterated that considering the area around California at the time, it was not so far-fetched to assume given the limited knowledge available. However, sometimes discrepancies in accurate geography were intentional. Brunelle said that within some of the maps, Asia is lengthened to be closer to the United States. This was to reduce fear of traveling long distances by making the voyage to Asia from the states seem more palpable. Similarly, North and South America were portrayed as being very skinny so that they would seem easier to bypass for travelers making the passage to Asia. “The ‘Boswell Collection’ is not a collection where you are going to look at maps and go ‘Hmm, this is what the world looks like,’” Brunelle said. “What the ‘Boswell Collection’ is useful for is to understand what people thinking about the world viewed the world and saw the world at the time when they made the map.” The collection itself features over 1,500 maps, meaning that only a small fraction of the collection could be displayed within the exhibit. Prestinary selected the maps and looked at what had been done before when they were exhibited. This was how the concept of California as an island resurfaced. “Our maps have not been exhibited for 20 to 25 years,” Prestinary said. “The displays were curated by
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Historical maps tell more than just geography, they tell of cultural viewpoints of the past. For example, California is not an island despite its depiction as one in many of the collection’s maps.
Boswell and Albert Vogeler who served as the collection’s curator for many years after Roy left.” Though she had not intended it at the time of preparing for the exhibit, the concept of an isolated California holds some weight with Prestinary after the election results of last year. “I think now more than ever, California feels like an island in some ways,” Prestinary said. Brunelle said showing students the maps is a first step in getting them interested in the collection as a whole. After that, it is a merely a matter of making the library resources, which include digitized versions of the maps, readily accessible. “It was a major accomplishment, especially for a budding state university at the time,” Brunelle said. “It really is an excellent
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Patricia Prestinary, one of the gallery curators, standing amongst the many maps featured in the exhibit. Students will be able to visit the exhibit until March 29.
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The exhibit will be open from Jan. 22 through
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Democracy starts with activism Protesting is the first step in effecting change.
ASHLYN RAMIREZ Daily Titan
resident Donald J. Trump’s inauguration has left some Americans ecstatic while the others resist, responding with one of the largest protests in U.S. history. Some conservative Americans label the movements as “counterproductive,” but a more apt observation would recognize them as having the potential for revolution. The people around the nation who attended the historic Women’s March Saturday are not going to let Trump off easy. With over 500,000 turning out for the Los Angeles demonstration alone,
according to march organizer Ellen Crafts, the series of marches all around the world easily set this atop the list of largest single-day marches in history, said PoliticusUSA.com. “In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore,” the Women’s March website said. The website claims that “women’s rights are human rights,” so although it is called the “Women’s March,” the people in attendance were advocating for LGBTQ, immigrant, Muslim, disabled, environmental and black rights in addition to women’s rights. If one looks past the Anarchist stragglers who smashed windows of businesses and set things on fire in Washington, as reported by the Washington Post, the multitude of Women’s Marches across the globe this past Saturday set an example for future demonstrations to come. If people keep up the
momentum brought on by this historic event, then real change could be enacted. While protesting isn’t going to get Trump out of the Oval Office, it will make him aware of his responsibility to all the people. These protests will hopefully curtail any future policy decisions that may have negative effects on the public sphere. If Trump’s cabinet picks are any indicator, there could be significant cause for concern. It’s clear to see that the likes of Betsy DeVos, Rick Perry and Vincent Viola don’t have the proper concern, let alone experience, for the programs they’ll be serving. Without protesting and voicing the public’s opinion, our educational systems could suffer at the hands of DeVos, a known opponent of public schools. Utilizing the First Amendment right to assemble is the essence of being a patriot in America. The American Civil Liberties Union says “Dissent is patriotic,” and this statement seems to resonate
with the people of this country. The halt of the Dakota Access Pipeline in December is a clear success for the effectiveness of protesting. Thousands of protesters from different backgrounds came together, persevering through sprays of rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons in the fight to preserve sacred Sioux burial grounds. And if a country like Poland, who has a dominant conservative party leading their nation, can turn back a strict abortion bill due to massive protests, then the American public should stand in solace, knowing that their efforts are not wasted. The Women’s March has the potential for enacting the change these other protests have seen. Moments like these are important for democracy to live on. Individuals are quick to forget that the millennial generation holds a unified anger and a strong need for change, which happens to be the same exact motivator that propelled the country through the Civil Rights Movement about 50
years ago. After the march in Washington ended, a fourhour long rally was held where a wide array of issues were discussed with the organizers and participants, such as reproductive rights, mass incarceration and environmental issues, according to the New York Times. “This is not about Trump, we obviously had a huge gap in our discourse after this election as citizens, we have to all work together to close that gap. One group is not going to survive over the other, we have to work together,” Crafts told the Daily Titan. It’s easy to say that the march didn’t change anything, but protesting is really just the beginning of effecting change. It does not stop at flooding the streets. With awareness, voting will happen and people will hopefully get involved in politics at the local level. Through activism outside of a computer screen, the American people can control their government, instead of letting it control them.
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SPORTS Titans slowly building for future PAGE 8 JANUARY 23, 2017 MONDAY
Women’s basketball is 1-5 in Big West Conference play. BRYANT FREESE Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball has endured another rough season so far with a 4-15 record through six games of conference play. However, the Titans have already seen an increase in wins compared to last year’s 3-27 record. While the one-game increase in the win column seems insignificant, the young CSUF team has shown glimpses of heading in the right direction. “We’re still a team that I believe is a work in progress. We’re kind of like that spec house you’re building and I like our foundation,” said Head Coach Daron Park. “It’s a process and it’s a journey. We’re asking an amazing amount of things from these young ladies and we don’t have very many of them.”
Fullerton had to start rebuilding the foundation of the program following the transfer of six players after last season, including five underclassmen and its leading scorer Michelle Berry. Those transfers have left the Titans with a lack of depth. To add to the list, freshman Keimeshia Walker transferred over the winter break to leave CSUF with just nine players on the roster. The absence of Walker leaves a gap in production coming off the bench as she averaged 21.8 minutes per game and 5.6 points. Partially due to their thin roster, the Titans have not been able to string together back-toback wins since late November when they claimed victory over Whittier and Montana. Their average margin of defeat in the last three games has been 17.3 points. While the results may not show what the Titans have hoped for, they are starting to see growth on the court. “I’ll keep saying it, I think we are a better basketball team than we were a month
ago,” Park said. “Our goal is to be a better basketball team in a month than we are today and we’re going to strive to do that.” Sophomore point guard Jade Vega is one of the Titans who has shown improvement over the past month. Over the past eight games, Vega has scored in double digits four times. For context, it took her the first 12 games of the season to do the same. It’s not just Vega’s stats that show her progression, but her ability to take control of the offense as the team’s floor general. “I think I became more confident as a player,” Vega said. “I feel like I worked on trying to become a leader and getting my teammates involved and when things are going wrong, being able to get them together and get their heads back in it.” Trying to keep her teammates’ heads in the game is something Vega has had to work on a great deal as the Titans are 2-11 in the their last 13 games.
Redshirt junior Iman Lathan has been the Titans go-to option when the offense needs a basket to stay in the contest. Lathan is averaging 16.8 points per game, ranking her tied for second in the Big West Conference with UC Davis’ Morgan Bertsch. However, the lack of victories may have everyone feeling embittered. In Thursday night’s 7051 loss to UC Davis, Lathan showed frustration when a teammate missed a wide-open layup following a perfectly executed pass by Lathan. After being in the game for just six minutes, Park opted to sit her back on the bench with the Titans trailing 23-14. “These are teachable moments for everybody and everybody’s going to be held accountable,” Park said. “If there’s a reaction that I don’t think is appropriate, then I’m going to address it. That’s what the head coach does.” Even with Lathan scoring at a high clip, the biggest obstacle for the Titans has been finding consistent offense throughout
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Jade Vega’s improvement as a scorer has been one of the positives for Cal State Fullerton.
the game. CSUF is averaging 58.9 points per game while on the defensive end of the court, it’s giving up 68.3 points per game. “If we’re going to get into a shooting contest, then we have
to match them shot for shot. If we can’t do that, we have to defend,” Park said. “The only other chance we get is to draw a line in the sand and say ‘No, I’m not going to let you get an easy basket this time.’”
Men’s basketball disappointed with struggles CSUF says they have to clean up turnovers and rebounding issues. HARRISON FAIGEN Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball needed seven games to get its first Big West Conference victory in 2016. In 2017, the Titans only needed a single game of conference play to equal that total. However, Fullerton followed up its close conference
opening win over Hawaii by going 1-3 in its next four games. “I’m super disappointed. I’m super upset. I’m not a happy camper right now just simply because we let one slip out of our hands,” said CSUF Head Coach Dedrique Taylor following the Titans’ 70-65 loss to Cal State Northridge Jan. 7. “I’m disappointed in our ball club because again, no disrespect to Northridge, Cal State Fullerton took out a machete and just cut ourselves up tonight.”
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The Titans have cut themselves up all season while leading the Big West in turnovers with 15.9 per game. “At the end of the day, it’s the same nemesis. We’ve got to be better in terms of taking care of the basketball,” Taylor said. The team has actually been effective offensively for most of the season when they aren’t coughing up the ball. The Titans’ averages of 75.9 points per game on 46 percent shooting both rank second overall in the Big West. Conference play has been
a different story. CSUF’s 69.8 points per game over five games of Big West play only ranks fifth in the conference, despite its field goal percentage of 45.8 percent still ranking third in that same stretch. Besides turnovers, the Titans’ other self-inflicted wounds have come on the defensive end. The Titans have given up 73.2 points per game during conference play, which ranks sixth out of nine teams in the Big West. They’ve done so in part by getting dominated on
the offensive glass, allowing a conference-worst 11.6 offensive rebounds per game. CSUF has additionally fouled its opponents 21.4 times per game (the second-worst mark in the conference). Taylor told the Daily Titan he hoped that the holiday break would allow his team to correct some of their errors while they could focus solely on basketball. Wednesday’s 71-63 loss to UC Riverside (4-11 overall, 2-2 Big West), in which the Titans committed 22
turnovers and allowed UCR to shoot 50 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from beyond the arc, showed Taylor CSUF still has a ways to go to reach the level of play he desires. “We’re going to work our behind off every single day to get ourselves ready,” Taylor said. “That’s the only thing that I know how to do is literally put on my hard helmet and grab my lunch pail and go to work every single day, from sun up to sun down and our team is going to follow suit.”
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Titans dance team captures 16th national title. BRYANT FREESE Daily Titan
Winning one Division I National Championship is a feat in and of itself. The Cal State Fullerton dance team has now won 16 as of Jan. 15, notching its eighth consecutive title after finishing first place in Division I Jazz at the UDA/ UCA National Championships in Orlando, Fla. “I was just like ‘Wow, we did it.’ I was just ecstatic. As a coach, I knew that this was a national championship routine. I knew we had what it took to be No. 1,” said Head Coach Jennie Volkert. Even armed with confidence, the Titans’ dominant streak came with major pressure. Unlike some sports, dance teams cannot completely control their success. A group of judges control the final outcome. “I always tell the girls that Cal State Fullerton has a different type of score sheet, and with that, they expect perfection, they expect our difficulty and skills and tricks to be through the roof,” Volkert said. “Whereas other teams, they can come in with just a nice, clean, mediocre routine ... But for us, we have to be off the charts.” The CSUF dance team dedicated an immense amount of time and effort to
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The Cal State Fullerton dance took time out of vacation and used late night practices to ensure they would win the UDA/UCA Division I Jazz National Championship for the eighth consecutive season.
perfect its skills and routine going into last weekend’s competition, including only taking four days off over winter break before returning to practice, said senior captain Nicole Erickson. With both men’s and women’s basketball teams still in action over the break as well, the dance team had to plan its practices around the basketball schedule. This meant practices until midnight or beginning at 6
a.m. at Titan Gym. “It really just validates all that hard work you put in,” said Erickson. “It just makes the win that much sweeter since it was something that we worked so hard for.” As a senior, Erickson has walked away at the end of all four seasons hoisting a national championship trophy. “It’s crazy after being on the team for four years, the feeling never gets old and
it’s still just as humbling and exciting as the first time,” Erickson said. For the freshmen, being a part of a national powerhouse team can be a daunting task. “It’s so stressful because I had four freshmen this year and you never want to be the group of freshmen that loses it for the team. Even though it takes an entire team to make it happen, they automatically
feel that pressure,” Volkert said. “As freshmen when they come in, they’re not national champions. The other girls on the team that returned, they are national champions.” Because Fullerton performed first in the competition, it was a long wait to find out if they had successfully defended its title for the eighth consecutive year. Eventually, it came down to the final two teams: Cal
State Fullerton and Hofstra University from New York. “As soon as I heard them say the words ‘New York,’ instantly tears took over all of us. We were all crying and we held hands for a little bit longer and waited for them to announce our name,” Erickson said. “As soon as they said ‘Cal State Fullerton are your national champions,’ we all stood up, jumped up and down, hugged each other.”
Seabold among top MLB prospects Standout pitcher helps CSUF to top-25 ranking. AARON VALDEZ Daily Titan It was the summer of 2014. Connor Seabold had just finished pitching a game for his travel ball team. After rummaging through his bag to find his phone, he found he was bombarded with over 100 text messages congratulating him for being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Two and a half years later after entering his junior season with Cal State Fullerton, Seabold looks to build upon his already impressive resume as he was ranked No. 51 on Baseball America’s list of 2017 top100 MLB Draft prospects. The ranking is third-highest among Big West Conference players behind UC Santa Barbara’s Clay Fisher (No. 47) and UC Irvine’s Keston Hiura (No. 20). “It’s nice but at the end of the day, it doesn’t mean anything until I actually go out and do something,” Seabold said. “In a way, it adds a little bit of extra pressure but it’s nothing I feel like is really going to
affect me.” Up until college, Seabold was a two-way player. During his time at Newport Harbor High School, Seabold played some shortstop and outfield on the side. After being drafted by the Orioles, Seabold opted to take his talents to Cal State Fullerton in hopes of polishing up his skills because he said he was not “as complete of a pitcher at that point.” Fullerton had been his dream school ever since the Titans won the College World Series back in 2004. As a freshman, Seabold exhibited signs of greatness when he received the Sunday starter nod after Justin Garza suffered an injury. He ended up making the most of his opportunity, recording a 5-4 record with a solid 3.26 ERA. Seabold also racked up a total of 76 strikeouts, second most on the team. Seabold went on to improve his play during his sophomore campaign where his status as a reliable starter was further cemented, improving in every statistical category. Seabold’s 7-6 record, 2.48 ERA and 96 strikeouts helped the Titans capture the Big West Conference title. Though Seabold patterns
his game after professionals like David Price and Garrett Richards, he said former teammate Thomas Eshelman played a large part in helping mold Seabold into the player he is today. Eshelman holds Fullerton’s all-time record for lowest ERA at 1.65 and strikeout-to-walk ratio at 17.8, totaling just 18 walks along with 321 strikeouts, ranking which rank as the fifth most strikeouts in school history. During his time with Eshelman, Seabold got the chance to pick his brain, study him from the sidelines and take aspects from Eshelman’s game and add them to his. “(Eshelman) was probably the best strike thrower in the program’s history, if not college baseball history,” Seabold said. “So I really try to emulate his pitching style. Just throw a lot of quality strikes or let the guys get themselves out.” Head Coach Rick Vanderhook had high praise for his ace’s steady development as a player and his ability to thrive in high-pressure situations. “Connor got seasoned in. He got pitch protected for a while because he had Eshelman and Garza. Then when Garza got hurt, he got thrown right into the
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Pitcher Connor Seabold (center) is ranked No. 51 in Baseball America’s top-100 MLB Prospects list. With Seabold, the Titans look to defend their Big West Conference.
fire and did not get burned, threw super good as we went through it,” Vanderhook said. “He’s taken possession of the pitching staff with John Gavin. They are the guys that are responsible for them, they’ve taken ownership of it.” Heading into the 2017 season, the Titans are
ranked top-25 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper (No. 10), Perfect Game (No. 15) and D1Baseball (No.16) preseason polls. Seabold said the polls don’t mean much, but what they do is present the Titans with a challenge to go out and prove those recognitions were deserved.
“I think it’s good. It puts a target on our back which in turn makes us play better,” Seabold said. “You feel that pressure, but it’s a good pressure. It makes you want to meet those expectations and it makes you want to perform how everybody is saying that you should be performing.”
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