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Monday January 30, 2017

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Garcia reacts to new policy


Major league dinner

Angels manager blesses Titans with presence at dinner.

US entry ban affects nationals of some Muslim countries.

BRYANT FREESE Daily Titan The Titan baseball program raised over $125,000 this weekend as it welcomed keynote speaker Mike Scioscia, manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, to its annual Dinner with the Titans event Friday. Several professional ballplayers also returned Saturday for the annual Alumni game.

HAYLEY M. SLYE Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton University President Mildred Garcia sent out an email to the campus community Sunday in response to the executive order signed by President Donald Trump Friday. The order significantly restricts travel in and out of the United States for people from seven predominantly-Muslim countries. Garcia encouraged “faculty, staff and students traveling outside the United States to raise their level of caution,” and said the order “comes into direct conflict with our deepest values.” As of fall 2016, international students made up 8 percent of CSUF’s undergraduate, graduate and post baccalaureate student population, according to the CSUF Institutional Research and Analytical Studies website. Trump’s order suspends “immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States” for persons from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days, according to a full text of the order provided by CNN. The order says its purpose is to “ensure that those approved for admission do not intend to harm Americans and that they have no ties to terrorism.” CSUF admitted one firsttime freshman from Libya and one from Iran in fall 2016 and three from Iran in fall 2015. “Thankfully, a couple of my family members actually came right before it happened. So in a sense, they’re safe, but you get a little bit worried about their well-being or their livelihood,” said Ahmad Kassem, president of the Muslim Student Association at CSUF. The order also suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions program for at least 120 days. Syrian nationals are banned from entering the country indefinitely. The order sparked protests at airports around the country. “I think the real issue is when we have countries where there’s a high degree of conflict and we’re letting people in without looking into their backgrounds, it presents a danger for the American people,” said CSUF Republicans president Christopher Boyle. “Personally, I don’t agree with barring people based on religion, but I don’t think that’s what’s going on here.”

Zack Johnston contributed to this story.





Over the course of the three-hour long homeless count which started at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, volunteers scoured Orange County neighborhoods to survey those who were awake and willing to talk.


Counting the unsheltered The 2-1-1 OC nonprofit organization coordinated the Point-In-Time Count for Orange County to assess the mental and physical needs of the homeless community.

JASON ROCHLIN SARAH WOLSTONCROFT Daily Titan A woman with tangled, greasy platinum blonde hair wearing a long, striped blue dress under an oversized brown sweatshirt looked down at her dirty feet, barely covered by an old pair of sandals. She was standing with a woman who was looking into a small mirror and using a red pen for eyeliner. “I have a bit of arthritis

and my feet are sensitive. I’ve been walking about 15 miles a day because my van broke down,” said the sandal-wearing homeless woman in Downtown Fullerton during Saturday’s Point-InTime Count homeless census. The 71-year-old became homeless in 2003 when she was no longer able to pay rent in Los Alamitos. Her anger problems caused her to quit 10 of her last 11 jobs, she said. She has been living out of her van for nearly

four years. “My biggest problem is going to the bathroom and finding a place to park,” she said on her way to Carl’s Jr. to use its public restroom. “I haven’t been able to make it as well without a home because I have none of the conveniences of a home.” The Point-In-Time Count is a nationally-administered biennial count that assesses the needs of the unsheltered homeless in each county to provide federal funding for outreach

programs and resources. The volunteers counted people who were living on the street or in cars, but not those staying in shelters and abandoned buildings. If the homeless weren’t asleep, they asked them a series of questions about their needs. Orange County counts non-English speakers but does not survey their needs, unlike Los Angeles County, which does both. SEE CENSUS


Titan volunteers join census effort Nearly 300 counters were deployed from the Titan Gym. MICAH AUGIMERI-LEE Daily Titan At the steps of a Methodist church, census volunteer Jessica Allen discovered she had something in common with a Fullerton homeless man: They had attended the same high school. The coincidence made the encounter hit close to home, the 22-year-old Westminster volunteer said. Allen was one of the many volunteers to offer

Japanese art in the Begovich Gallery


want to be able to help as many people as possible,” Rivas said. As soon as the count was complete, Rivas went straight to his second job. Rivas and his group scoured the city streets before deciding to split into groups of two to cover more ground. CSUF student Michelle Norwood, 36, stuck with Rivas to continue their search. Norwood is also in the Policing the City course. She said the course requires students to participate in service learning, which she is no stranger to.

Dinner with the Titans Hundreds of Cal State Fullerton alumni and donors packed the City National Grove of Anaheim Friday night to support Titan baseball as its 10th annual Dinner with the Titans, the program’s largest fundraiser of the year. “This is how our program kind of runs. We don’t have a bunch of funding from the state and we’re going up against schools that get a lot of money from football,” said former Titan pitcher and current Philadelphia Phillies minor leaguer Thomas Eshelman. “This is basically how we keep going and keep competing with those types of schools.” Despite the competition, the Titan baseball program has no problem producing talented players and attracting big-name stars to attend the yearly fundraiser in 2016. Cal State Fullerton alumnus Kevin Costner was the keynote speaker at the event. Ranked No. 8 by Baseball America going into the 2017 season, the Titans decided to bring in Scioscia to speak to the audience about the expectations that surround the Fullerton baseball program. “Joe Maddon said it very well with the Cubs this year: embrace that bullseye. When you guys are going to play a team that you know wants to kick your butt, embrace it. You guys play your game, make them chase you, make them worry about what you’re doing,” Scioscia said. “Make them try to counter what you’re doing and play your game and do what you do the best and all of a sudden, that bullseye evaporates and you guys will have success.” Scioscia’s stories of being selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1976 MLB draft and his time with legendary Manager Tommy Lasorda had the crowd silent with anticipation at one moment and in hysterical laughter the next.

Masami Teraoka’s artwork addresses social issues that range from AIDS to the Westernization of Japan.


their time in the early morning hours of Jan. 28 to help count the homeless population of Orange County. It was her first time. The biennial effort to count and survey the unsheltered homeless population of the United States relies on the efforts of volunteers from all backgrounds and experience levels. The last OC count drew around 800 volunteers, while the 2017 count saw approximately 1,200 volunteers, 297 of which were deployed from CSUF. Cal State Fullerton student Allan Rivas got off work at 12 a.m. before the count. Rivas understands what it

means to be poor. He came to the United States from El Salvador when he was 12 years old. Rivas said growing up in his home country, families lived on a few dollars a week. “I think that’s why I’m not afraid. I know what it’s like to not have a lot of things. I know what it’s like to just make it through,” Rivas said. “I see them as people just trying to survive.” Rivas signed up for the count as part of his Policing the City course. He hopes to enter law enforcement to further serve his community. “I think that’s the main thing that got me into law enforcement–that I just

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Career-high from Rowe lifts Titans The freshman big man’s strong effort powered men’s basketball past Cal Poly over the weekend. Sports




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BRANDON PHO Daily Titan In light of a growing student body and a lack of parking spaces to accommodate all students, Cal State Fullerton teamed up with the Brea Mall and EvFree Church to provide additional parking and shuttle services. “We had record enrollment in the fall which we needed to prepare for in the spring,” said Kristen Jasko, associate director of Parking and Transportation Services. “All of the mitigation measures that we implemented this spring were in response to the growth in enrollment, ensuring that we had spaces available for our students and employees to park.” The new shuttle services will only be available during

the first four weeks of the semester, Jasko said. In a lease contract with Brea Mall, CSUF secured 286 spaces in Parking Structure C between Macy’s and JCPenney. Only students with a valid CSUF parking permit will be able to park in these locations Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We were incredibly pleased to get the two locations that we did. It took some legwork to get those lot leases,” Jasko said. An email sent out on Jan. 13 and an update sent out on Jan. 20 by Parking and Transportation Services detailed a number of new measures the school is taking to address the four week period which Jasko is calling “peak demand.” Apart from the shuttle services from both Brea Mall and EvFree Church, additional measures include assisted parking for faculty and staff in Lot F, new short-term parking spaces

in the faculty and staff lots throughout campus, parking at Titan Hall and a Commuter Rewards Program providing subsidies and incentives for commuting without a car, Jasko said in the emails. Jasko said that “it’s hard to tell” whether or not the new services and measures will bolster CSUF students’ confidence in finding parking. For now, it’s a matter of figuring out just what impact these measures will have, she said. “I got to say, from my perspective, we are seeing significantly less number of complaints coming through,” said Michael Yu, field operations manager for Parking and Transportation Services. “Generally speaking, it seems that the majority of our campus is happy with the mitigation measures that we put in place.” Despite the positive feedback Yu has received from faculty and staff, not all CSUF students think it is effective. Eduardo Alcaraz,

a freshman English major, said he still has to come to campus hours before his class starts in order to find parking and get to his class on time. “I would say that parking is pretty much similar to what it was before,” Alcaraz said. Both Yu and Jasko said the funding for these new measures will come from the Parking and Transportation Services budget, which is self-supported primarily by permit and citation fees. However, Yu said that this will not impact permit prices. “That was something that we felt was really important and made sure that was one of our must-haves for implementing these mitigation measures,” Yu said. Parking and Transportation Services is considering developing additional services but must first determine if there is still a need for more, Yu said.

Pilot program opens digital door

TItan Direct Access temporarily allows free class materials. JASON ROCHLIN Daily Titan

Students in courses that are a part of a pilot program can access their course materials online for free for the first two weeks of class. With Titan Direct Access, launched by the Titan Shops and the Cal State Fullerton Information Technology (IT) department, students will have access to free class materials until Feb. 6, at which point, they will have to purchase them. Digital content is accessible through TITANium and the “My Courses” menu. “It can impact (a student’s) success in the classroom if they don’t have the necessary materials,” said Titan Shops director Kimberly Ball. “On the faculty member side, they can start teaching that first day. They don’t have to make that assumption that students don’t have their materials.” For the spring 2017 semester, the program includes about 150 titles from the book publisher Pearson that apply to over

400 CSUF courses and about 14,000 students. In the future, publishers like Cengage and McGraw-Hill are also in discussion to be a part of the program. “Usually, pilots are tiny, but with this one, it’s like we’re just going to go in with as much as we can,” Ball said. “We could’ve added more titles if we had more time to work through lists and get permissions with the publishers, but we pretty much launched it in under 60 days.” Ball said books purchased through Titan Direct Access can reach discounts as high as 60 percent of the retail price of a new print copy. “Affordability is the big piece for students,” Ball said. “Students have to make choices in where their budget dollars are spent and sometimes eating is more important than buying course materials.” Unlike renting books, Titan Direct Access will also give students indefinite access to whatever books they use as a part of the program. “The prices are very close to rental pricing in this digital program but they get to keep it. So I think that is going to be an appealing aspect to students,” Ball said. Although Ball said

programs similar to Titan Direct Access already exist, such as Immediate Access at San Diego State University and Inclusive Access at UC Davis, CSUF’s program will be “unique” in that students have to opt in to take part. “With them, unless you tell them you don’t want to be in it, you’re going to get a charge for that content,” Ball said. “On our end, you have to tell us you want to be in it, then we’ll charge you for the content.” With the opt-in nature of the program and the lower cost of digital distribution, Ball said she expects the bookstore’s profits to take a hit. “From a sales number standpoint, yes, that does affect the store. But at the end of the day, our goal is to be able to deliver the lowest possible price for students,” Ball said. “So if that’s what it is, then we’re okay with that.” A large component of Titan Direct Access is its emphasis on mobility since students will be able to access their digital books wherever they have Wi-Fi, Ball said. “You probably carry your phone or your iPad or your tablets more than you carry a book, so we want to have students be able to

read the text materials anywhere they can,” said Willie Peng, interim assistant vice president for IT. Part of the pilot is building name recognition for Titan Direct Access, Peng said. Surveys will be taken afterwards to gauge user responses on what can be done to improve the program in the future and to compile frequently asked questions. “Like every other program, when you first release it, you’re trying to see how to target the audience, how to make the proper wording so the audience can (recognize it),” Peng said. Plans for the future of the program include the ability to print inexpensive, black-and-white versions of the books through the program for those who prefer physical copies. However, regardless of the pilot’s success, Titan Shops will continue to offer both physical and digital copies of textbooks for students to purchase. “There are still students, regardless of their comfort level with digital, that just learn and absorb material better in a print environment,” Ball said. “At the end of the day, it’s just an option for students. They don’t have to do it that way if they don’t want to.”





Census: CSUF assists Point-In-Time Count 1

“To be honest, I was mad because I am 100 percent fluent in Spanish and I could easily translate the questions,” said CSUF volunteer Allan Rivas, who said that organizers are considering including a Spanish-speaking survey for the 2019 count. “Why wait two years when you can do it this year?” Rivas asked. The 2-1-1 Orange County nonprofit organizes the volunteers in Orange County. They project that the county will receive around $22 million this year in a federal grant to be divided among groups that help the homeless. “What we want is for people to go out and learn what the need is and respond to that so it’s a community-first approach,” said Casey Crosbie, executive director of Family Promises OC and adjunct professor for the CSUF social work department. Although the survey questions try to determine mental health and physical disability needs, the count also highlighted more basic needs like finding an area to sleep, clothes to handle cold nights outside and the need for items like toothpaste and batteries. While participating in a survey on a bench near the train tracks in Downtown Fullerton, one homeless man showed his sense of humor to the volunteers by going off on tangents, cracking jokes and playing music from his multi-colored portable speaker. Just as the sound of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” was drowned out by a passing Amtrak, another man came up to the group wearing a sleeveless gray Philadelphia 76ers jersey despite the 45-degree weather. Straddling a wobbly bicycle as he walked, he greeted the music-playing man like they were old friends. Do you have any batteries? the sleeveless man asked. I don’t but the bags these guys are giving away for doing this survey have some, the music-playing man said. When both men finished the survey and dumped the contents of their bags on the dirty pavement, they realized the AA batteries wouldn’t fit in the sleeveless man’s flashlight. He needed AAAs. Other items in the clear zip-close bags that were given away included a toothbrush, toothpaste, beanie,


CSUF student Allan Rivas (Center) was one of the volunteers who counted and administered surveys to homeless individuals in Downtown Fullerton Saturday morning. Data gathered from the surveys helps the county acquire and disperse a $22-million federal grant.

What we want is for people to go out and learn what the need is and respond to that so it’s a community-first approach.


CASEY CROSBIE Executive director of Family Promises OC poncho, deodorant and women’s hygiene products. During the three-hour training sessions leading up to the count, volunteers were told to be respectful of the fact that they were entering the homes of the people they were surveying. For one homeless man, home was the space between the backside of a strip mall, a fence, his overpacked shopping cart and a few green port-a-potties. Though he looked to be asleep at first, when approached by volunteers, he crawled out of his blanket cocoon and invited them to “make themselves at home.” The man smiled as the volunteers sat down with him. For two other homeless men, home was lying on a bench and on the ground behind a Catholic church. The men refused to take the survey because the sun was rising. We know we are going to get kicked out in the next two minutes, one of the men said. “It’s our time to get out.” Despite having over 1,000 volunteers in Orange


Organizers from 2-1-1 OC told volunteers during a number of three-hour training sessions before the count on Jan. 28 that they should be polite when entering the homes of those living on the streets of Fullerton.

County, organizers use computerized estimates for the homeless they can’t find. However, the remnants of their lives are still apparent. Hidden in the underbrush on one side of the train tracks in Downtown Fullerton was a dirt-stained twin mattress and a light brown pillow that was indented as if recently used. Not too far away was a picnic table behind the grandstands of a baseball field where all that remained from the home’s former occupant was a blanket draped across the bench and a knocked-over box of cereal.

Micah Augimeri-Lee, Bryant Freese, Megan Maxey, Galen Patterson, Ashlyn Ramirez, Kaleb Stewart, and Amy Wells contributed to this story.

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Allan Rivas (Left) and Michelle Norwood (Right) joined the Point-In-Time Count because of their Policing the City class in the criminal justice department at CSUF. Certain classes in the social work department also required students to participate in the census.

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Helping at-risk youth plays a significant role in her life. She was considered an at-risk youth when she lost her father at age 13 and her mother at age 17, leaving her to be the primary caregiver for her three younger sisters. “Since our parents passed

away when we were so young, we didn’t have anybody to show us the importance of education and those types of educational values,” Norwood said. “I learned them on my own and that’s why I’m here.” When Norwood isn’t spending time with her husband and 14-year-old son, she


works with homeless people in Norwalk in the public safety department. She also serves as an adviser to a cadet program in Norwalk and oversees the Jr. Park Ranger Program. “If you can make an impact in the life of one individual, it makes it all worth it,” Norwood said.

The volunteers trekked across railroad tracks and through a chain link fence where Norwood spotted a homeless man sleeping near the bleachers of a baseball field. He was wrapped in a blanket head to toe with an umbrella propped up to shield him from the elements.

The man continued to sleep as the group of volunteers talked about him just a few feet away from where he lay. After counting the man, the group decided to leave him a bag of supplies that had been provided to all the volunteers to pass out to the unsheltered homeless people. Wilbur Sham, a volunteer

from Diamond Bar, Calif., quietly approached the man and set a zip-close bag next to him. The man continued to sleep as the bag fell over on his feet.

Bryant Freese, Megan Maxey, and Sarah Wolstoncroft contributed to this story.


NEWS Conservationists challenge development


Huntington Beach desalination plant faces opposition. KYLE BENDER Daily Titan

A rainy day this January brought troubling news for a group of Orange County locals. With high risks of flooding, Orange County Coastkeeper and Residents for Responsible Desalination (R4RD) believe the upcoming Huntington Beach desalination plant may be more trouble than it’s worth. Coastkeeper said on their website that they believe there are better alternatives to Poseidon Water’s proposed desalination plant, considering the risk of flooding and pollution. A partner of Coastkeeper, R4RD seeks to educate the public about desalination processes, ensure desal plants use the best technology and safest practices in their construction and operation, as well as promote preferable alternatives to desalination, according to the organization’s website. On Jan. 12, Ray Hiemstra, associate director of programs for Coastkeeper, took a small group on a hike at the Huntington Beach Magnolia Marsh to help them visualize what Huntington Beach might look like in 50 years with the addition of a desalination plant. Like other coastal areas, Huntington Beach is subject to flooding. During the storms that hit California in January, Orange County experienced how volatile its coasts may become during intense rainfall and biannual king tides, which

are extreme high tides. With water levels dangerously close to the levee at the Marsh, the risk of flooding along the coast was clear. If Poseidon built a smaller plant that used subsurface wells to further prevent marine wildlife harm and addressed its brine discharge, Coastkeeper wouldn’t be as opposed to the construction of the desal plant, Hiemstra said. One of Coastkeeper’s biggest concerns is Poseidon’s prior discharge infraction at its Carlsbad plant from April of last year. Brian Lochrie, communications consultant for Poseidon Water, said that the self-reported infraction was a minor issue at the plant’s start-up that was addressed immediately, but Coastkeeper remains concerned about the issue. Poseidon’s proposed desalination plant would make use of the power plant’s water intake systems which Coastkeeper fears could potentially harm small marine wildlife while it’s operational. Lochrie said that the new intake system would have screen filters that prevent anything thicker than a credit card from passing through, as well as a velocity limit for the intake to allow marine life to swim away. Coastkeeper and R4RD are also concerned with the proposed area on the Newport-Inglewood fault near the marsh where the desalination plant would be placed. The fault remains active but the plant would be engineered to reduce structural risks. The plant would be built on raised ground and there would be berms as well to reduce the risk of flooding, Lochrie said. However, Coastkeeper



Orange County Coastkeeper and Residents for Responsible Desalination believe there are safer solutions to California’s water shortage than the proposed desalination plant for Huntington Beach.

believes there is a more simple, risk-free alternative. “The smartest thing you can do is not build in a flood zone on a fault,” Hiemstra said. While the company’s proposed 50 million gallons of water per day sounds promising, the plant may be a wholly unnecessary risk, Hiemstra said. Californians have conserved almost 765 billion gallons of water since June 2015, according to November 2016 statewide conservation data. Hiemstra said that with such tremendous water conservation as of late, a desalination plant in

an area susceptible to flooding would be a waste. “We don’t need the water at all,” Hiemstra said. Merle Mosishri, president of R4RD, said the organization has strongly opposed the building of a desalination plant for 13 years for reasons ranging from flooding to monetary impact. She said she is “concerned” that companies like Poseidon are more interested in the economic benefits of building a desalination plant than the environmental impact or necessity. “It leaves us vulnerable to people who would prey upon disaster and we don’t

need that,” Mosishri said. Poseidon’s goal in building a desalination plant is to further increase Orange County’s water independence on top of groundwater replenishment efforts by reducing the amount of imported water received from Northern California and the Colorado River, Lochrie said. R4RD board member Richard Armendariz said the organization supports the expansion of the Los Angeles County Groundwater Replenishment System as an alternative to a desalination plant. However, with all of the water being saved

by California residents, Mosishri believes that the issue does not lie with the quantity of water available. “If our water agencies can’t manage the water we have right now, that’s the issue,” Mosishri said. Despite Poseidon’s assurance of flood, earthquake and marine life safety, Coastkeeper and R4RD remain unconvinced of the necessity of the plant and opposed to its construction. “If Orange County water district needed an ocean water desalination plant, we would have built our own by now,” Mosishri said.


A&E ‘Floating Realities’ explores globalization PAGE 6 JANUARY 30, 2017 MONDAY

Traditional Japanese art illustrates diverse social issues. KEVIN LEY Daily Titan Goliath snakes and pale ghosts fill the space of Masami Teraoka’s watercolor painting “Makiki Heights Disaster” in his “Study for AIDS” series. Using snakes as a symbol of fear and taking inspiration from the flood that hit close to home, Teraoka was able to depict the effect AIDS was producing in 1980s culture in this 1987 painting. Teraoka’s art is displayed in the CSUF Begovich Gallery “Floating Realities.” Teraoka took inspiration from the Japanese wood block art called Ukiyo-E. The gallery is made up of more than 70 pieces of Teraoka’s artworks, varying from paintings to sketches in a style reminiscent of traditional Ukiyo-E. Teraoka tried to mimic this style in his earliest work and is the focus of this art gallery. Amena El-Mekhgiange, co-curator of the gallery exhibition, said “Floating Realities” means “the reality we can’t actually see, things that are basically up in heaven, things that are around, things that cannot be seen.” El-Mekhgiange said Teraoka’s artwork takes on how the world is becoming more and more of a melting pot as each culture affects and possibly shocks each other’s views and values. American culture and its influence on the rest of the world is often examined in Teraoka’s art. Early

work such as “McDonald’s Hamburgers Invading Japan” and “31 Flavors Invading Japan” takes on the fast food industry and its effects. “On a big scale, I’m talking about organization taste. If McDonald’s goes all over the globe, people might lose all their local cuisines,” Teraoka said. Starting from the back of the gallery, the exhibit shows a timeline of his work that continues toward the front. Among the works shown are “La Brea Tar Pitts” (1974) from his “New View of Mt. Fuji” series, “Fish and the Artist” (1984) from his “Los Angeles Sushi Ghost Tales” series and “Seventh Heaven” (2001) from his “Sarah and Octopus” series. “For this exhibition, we are focusing on historical artwork and his artwork with Ukiyo-E style and the connection between it for the retrospective. Because he does create art in that style in the past, but he does it basically with issues from nowadays like awareness for AIDS, globalization, the list goes on,” El-Mekhgiange said. El-Mekhgiange helped procure and handle the logistics of showcasing the artwork at CSUF. The artwork came from two donors: the Catharine Clark Gallery and art collector Brian Pawlowski’s private collection. “Floating Realities: The Art of Masami Teraoka” can be seen at the CSUF Begovich Gallery located at the Visual Arts Complex from Jan. 28 through March 2. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.



Masami Teraoka’s art is being honored at the VA Begovich Gallery, inspired by topics such as globalization, AIDS and McDonald’s.


The 1990 painting of “Mother and Child” was made as part of the “Study for AIDS” series and was one of over 70 examples in which Teraoka expresses himself about social issues.


FEATURES CSUF alumna sets aside time to sign PAGE 7 MONDAY JANUARY 30, 2017

Erika Chan celebrated the release of her first book Sunday. ADAM CASTRO Daily Titan

Camera shutters, laughter and rounds of applause filled the second story of Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena Sunday. Wearing matching blue shirts depicting a cartoon of three boys reaching for a clock, Cal State Fullerton alumna and illustrator Erika L. Chan and author Dave E. Keliher celebrated the moment of a lifetime: the release of their first children’s book “Where Does Time Go?” Family, friends, past teachers and fans showed up to offer their congratulations as the two authors signed books. “I can’t even imagine. I didn’t expect it. I’m incredibly happy and there is a future for this book,” Chan said. The book focuses on a young boy’s curiosity about where time goes and what becomes of it. He asks both his mom and dad the same question and receives two conflicting answers: “Time is money” and “Time flies,” respectively. “What it captures is the love parents have for their children, which is actually universal,” Keliher said. “All around the world, I don’t care who you are, all parents love their children and children really can appreciate the love that’s being given to them and they pass it on.” Chan first met Keliher at the Los Angeles Zoo where he worked as an audio/video technician. At the time, Chan was a member of the


Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena was filled with the fans and family of Cal State Fullerton alumna Erika Chan and David Keliher. The book signing was for their collaborative effort “Where Does Time Go?”

education department where she taught about animals, exhibits and conservation efforts. She also taught art at the summer camps held at the LA Zoo. After purchasing artwork from Chan, which included a portrait of his cat, Keliher knew they should team up to complete the book. Chan now lives in San Francisco, where she works


as a dog walker by day and an artist best known for her animal portraits by night. She recalls entering drawing contests as a kid that dealt with environmentalism and sustainability of the Earth, when she began to incorporate animals into her artwork. Chan created the art for the book while Keliher authored the story. They only

began working on their project recently together. “We started about a year and a half ago,” Chan said. “He showed me the story and asked ‘What do you think?’” Initially, Chan said she didn’t respond to Keliher’s emails because she was busy. When Keliher was ready to find another artist, Chan finally read the story and

agreed to illustrate it. “I said ‘Wait, wait, I didn’t have a chance to read it yet, but I love your story. I’d love to work with you,’” Chan said. Working together from hundreds of miles away was a laborious process for Chan and Keliher. “From a distance, me in L.A. and her in San Francisco, we would talk about

the illustrations,” Keliher said. “She would send me things, we would talk about them, email them back and forth and slowly put the book together.” After completing a successful project, what does the future hold for another Keliher and Chan collaboration? Chan said there are no official plans but Keliher joked about ideas for a sequel.





President Donald Trump needs to start handling his public profiles with more responsibility now that his words travel further than most. Trump’s consistent tweets and irresponsible comments have caused tension with more than one foreign government official.

Trump misuses his power to pontificate and judge.

ASHLYN RAMIREZ Daily Titan Donald Trump’s recent comments to German newspaper Bild about NATO being “obsolete” draw concern as it’s evident that Trump

doesn’t understand the significance of his words. While his criticism holds some weight as only five of the 28 countries are paying their dues, according to CNBC, the real problem lies in the way that this sentiment was irresponsibly blurted out. Trump’s lack of professionalism in his dialogue is further realized when British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed in a joint press conference on Jan. 27 that Trump would be, “100 percent behind NATO,” contrary to his criticisms a week prior. The comment, along with his infamous Twitter dialogues, are clear indicators

that Trump needs a crash course on the decorum required to be a world leader. His transition from celebrity to leader of the free world needs to be significantly smoother. Another testament to Trump’s ineptitude in representing himself to the world is his interaction with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto concerning the American border wall, which he promised Mexico would pay for during his campaign. Nieto canceled the meeting with Trump via Twitter after Trump tweeted: “If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting.”

Nieto said in a video released Wednesday that “Mexico offers and demands respect.” Trump seriously needs to watch how he handles foreign relationships. He can no longer yell “you’re fired” to those who oppose him. Trump’s nonchalant, dangerous rhetoric sets the stones for seriously rocky foreign relations over the next four years, with one exception. Senior officials in the Russian government celebrated Trump’s win as a geopolitical win for Moscow, according to an interception by American intelligence agencies as reported by the Washington Post. There still might be a

sliver of hope for Americans. Trump’s newly elected Secretary of Defense Gen. James S. Mattis thankfully does not agree with the president’s views on NATO. Mattis has openly been an advocate for NATO, citing its importance in his senate confirmation hearing after being questioned on the validity of Trump’s comments. “I have had discussions with him on this issue,” Mattis said at the hearing. “He has shown himself open, even to the point of asking more questions, going deeper into the issue.” With this in mind, Mattis is the best bet for getting through to Trump as he’s the

closest to him. Mattis needs to assist the president in understanding the effect of his words. Clearly, being reprimanded by world leaders isn’t working. Trump needs to make the transition from celebrity to world leader fast. The man has always said and will continue to say that he’s not a politician–but he is one now. The first thing that needs to be done is to severely change his tweeting habits. The president should be held to the same social media mores and expectations of professionalism that everybody else is. This is, after all, the person who is representing America to the rest of the world.


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SPORTS Alumni: Scioscia praises Titan program




The Dodgers drafted Scioscia with the No. 19 overall pick. However, Scioscia told the organization he was going to attend Clemson University rather than go to the majors. Two weeks later, Scioscia received a phone call from Lasorda, who was the Dodgers’ third-base coach at the time. Lasorda informed Scioscia that he and the Dodgers were in Scioscia’s hometown of Philadelphia to play the Phillies and that they wanted to take him to the ballpark to workout. “I hang up the phone, I’m still thinking there’s something fishy, this is not happening. So just in case, I get my glove, I get my spikes and I put them near the door,” Scioscia said. “I’m thinking this isn’t going to be Tommy Lasorda, so all the sudden, this Lincoln Continental pulls up and I see in the passenger side, it’s Tommy freaking Lasorda!” Scioscia told his parents as soon as he got home that he was not going to attend Clemson and that he was going to sign with the Dodgers. Scioscia went on to be a two-time all-star in his 13-year career with Los Angeles. Scioscia is entering his 18th year as the Angels manager and spoke positively of the Titans. “(CSUF’s) tradition helps in recruiting and it’s such a great baseball area that they just manage to keep getting the top-tier players that keep making this program great,” Scioscia told the Daily Titan. “They’re well coached and they play the game the right way and they’ve got a lot of tradition here.”


“We try to gt talent wherever it’s housed and Fullerton’s always been heavily scouted because of having such a high-caliber program,” said Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Manager Mike Scioscia, who was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Dinner with the Titans Friday night.

Alumni Game For the first time in nine years, the Cal State Fullerton alumni team was able to upset the current Titan baseball team in a 5-3 victory Saturday. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the alumni team went to former Titan closer and current


Cincinnati Red Michael Lorenzen to get the final out of the game. “Everything is baseball, every thing is Titans baseball, so to be able to come and show the team of this year what it’s about and it’s just the passion that we have for the game,” Lorenzen said. “I think it’s something special for them to

see and obviously you saw how hard we played and we came out with the W.” Lorenzen posted a 2-1 record and an ERA of 2.88 in 50 innings pitched with the Cincinnati Reds in 2016. The Titans’ former 2004 College World Series National Champion catcher and current Atlanta Brave Kurt Suzuki was

also in attendance. “It just shows how close everybody is and how close-knit the Titan family that you get is when you come here,” Suzuki told the Daily Titan. “You know you’re part of the Titan family and you never lose that.” In addition to the tight-knit family culture, Fullerton is

known for its success on the field and in the MLB draft. To Lorenzen, to be a Titan truly means being among giants. “Everyone in the country knows our program, so our program is a collegiate baseball giant,” Lorenzen said. “We’re the best and we know it and so that draws the best.”




Fullerton says nay to Mustangs

Titans hopeful entering home stretch of season.

HARRISON FAIGEN Daily Titan Jackson Rowe spun around and let out a scream of elation directed at Cal State Fullerton’s bench as his teammates shoved him back on defense. The freshman big man had reason to celebrate as he had just knocked down his third three of the night as part of a career-high 24 points. Rowe’s effort helped the Titans snap a three-game losing streak against Cal Poly, who simply didn’t have the horses to keep up with Rowe and CSUF’s smallball lineups. “I just thought his motor and his energy was super contagious tonight. I think he had a couple of offensive rebounds down the stretch where he finished it, and I thought it fueled our energy on both ends of the floor,” said Titan Head Coach Dedrique Taylor following the 81-71 win. “It’s a sight to see for a freshman to come and put that type of stat line on.” The team needed a dose of energy. CSUF began its weekly slate by extending its losing streak to three games, dropping four of its last five, when they fell

76-65 against Long Beach State. Despite the result, Taylor was able to find some positives. “I thought it was better than what it has been the last two games and I was pleased with that,” Taylor said. “There’s no such thing as moral victories for us and no excuses, but it was progress in the right direction.” The Titans grabbing an actual victory instead of a “moral” one against Cal Poly Saturday was sorely needed heading into the home stretch of their season. Six of the team’s final eight Big West opponents have posted better records in the conference so far, with home and road dates against UC Santa Barbara (tied for last place in the Big West with Cal Poly) serving as the only exceptions. The team’s turnover issues have come against the third-easiest slate of defenses in the nation, according to NCAA advanced statistics site KenPom. Put simply, up against defenses that have essentially offered the resistance of a wet tissue, the Titans have still been unable to keep themselves from coughing up the ball at every opportunity. CSUF leads the Big West in turnovers with 16.9 per game in conference play, over three turnovers higher


Jackson Rowe is fourth on Cal State Fullerton in scoring and third in the Big West Conference in rebounds.

than second-to-last Long Beach State. Fullerton has turned the ball over on nearly a quarter of its possessions (24 percent). It’s an issue the Titans were unable to clean up even in their victory over the Mustangs. “Quite frankly, it’s just embarrassing for our ball club to turn over the ball over 19 times against a team that doesn’t press,” Taylor said. Rowe, who had a

team-high four assists against Cal Poly but turned the ball over twice to add to his 53 this season (tied for fifth-most in the Big West), feels like the mistakes are being born out of good intentions. “I feel like as the season goes on, I’m getting more comfortable and being able to control myself more rather than playing wild,” Rowe said. “All of us are trying to make a really good play happen. We

kind of just need to let the offense flow and we’ll get open shots that way.” Taylor said the team’s game against Cal Poly “was the first day our offense was cooking” while guard Kyle Allman (13 points) credited the multiple threats that created for his team-high eight free-throw attempts. “The guys I was on the floor with, people have to pay so much attention to them,” Allman said. “I just feed off them.”

The Titans will need to continue to feed their own players instead of their opponents but they’re trying not to think about their schedule or turnovers right now. “We’re going to take every day one day at a time. (Sunday) they’re off,” Taylor said. “I don’t want them to do anything other than their academic stuff. Then Monday we’ll reconvene and start turning our sights onto our next opponent.”

UC Davis Aggies trot past Cal State Fullerton

Women’s basketball has now lost seven of its last eight games.

CHRISTOPHER SHEATS II Daily Titan After struggling to hold onto the ball against Long Beach State, turnovers continued to plague Cal State

Fullerton women’s basketball as it dropped its fourth straight game after it fell 5939 to the UC Davis Aggies Saturday. CSUF was able to keep pace with the Aggies for the first two quarters, trailing just 24-17 going into the half, but a total of 24 turnovers (14 in the second half) doomed the Titans. Although every Titan was

able to convert on a field goal attempt, the team’s major contributions came from a pair of sophomores: center Daeja Smith and guard Jade Vega. Smith accounted for 10 of the Titans’ 39 points and was one rebound shy of posting a double-double, while Vega added in 8 points and six rebounds of her own.

The Titans were without leading scorer Iman Lathan for the game, which left the team’s already thin roster even slimmer. However, CSUF was able to control the game inside as the Titans outrebounded the Aggies 37-34 and converted 16 points in the paint. The Titans took their first and only lead of the game in the second quarter on a

three-point basket by Jordan Jackson, but the Aggies answered back with a barrage of three-pointers of their own, converting on 13 triples in the game. “We want to try to keep getting better, so that ultimately we can grow and make this program something that the university and the campus community can be proud of,” said Fullerton

Head Coach Daron Park after Thursday night’s loss to Long Beach State. The loss to UC Davis dropped the Titans’ record to 4-17 on the year and 1-7 in conference. The Titans will travel to UC Santa Barbara to play the Gauchos for their second of three-straight road games on Wednesday. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

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