March 27, 2009 · Volume 56 · Issue 11
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Obama Rallies Support in the Southland
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BY ABBY BROYLES will receive $145 million from the Department of SENIOR WRITER
In his first trip to California since taking the oath of office, President Obama was welcomed with bipartisan support from the Golden State leadership as he offered encouragement and support to one of the states hardest- hit by the recession. “We will come out on the other side stronger and a more prosperous nation. That I can guarantee you. I can’t tell you how long it will take, what obstacles we’ll face along the way, but I promise you this: There will be brighter days ahead,” Obama said. In full candidate mode, he spoke at two town-hall style meetings held in Costa Mesa and downtown Los Angeles as he tried to rally support for his economic agenda. Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who campaigned for Sen. John McCain in the 2008 Presidential election, praised Obama’s policies and dubbed him the “leader in economic recovery.” Obama reciprocated the praise, calling Schwarzenegger one of the great innovators of state government, before announcing that California
Housing and Urban Development to assist in the deep foreclosure crisis plaguing the state. “I want to thank him publicly for the courageous leadership and the great commitment that he has displayed over these last few months,” Schwarzenegger said. In Costa Mesa, Obama noted that his economic stimulus package would promote construction for an additional lane on the 91 Freeway. Other funding in the stimulus package includes $8.6 billion for schools, $2.6 billion for highways, $2 billion for Medi-Cal relief, $1.1 billion for housing, $1 billion for mass transit and billions more in smaller disbursements. After the forum in which Obama fielded questions from the crowd, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa applauded the President’s efforts to address both the harsh reality facing many Californians in addition to offering hopeful solutions. “He did a great job of making that case. Frankly, I think, mission accomplished,” Villaraigosa said. Obama concluded his trip to the Southland in Burbank to appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno, becoming the first sitting President to do so. In the 35-minute interview, Leno questioned him on matters from the recent AIG bonuses to the “first puppy” and asked if two months in office is too soon to judge the nation’s chief executive. “I welcome the challenge,” Obama said. “In Washington, it’s a little bit like `American Idol,’ but everybody is Simon Cowell. Everybody’s got an opinion.” The President continued his message that America is on the road economic recovery when he sat down for an interview with Steve Kroft from CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday night, and he addressed the nation on Tuesday in Washington
hoping to bolster more Americans’ support of his administration’s agenda with his high approval ratings holding steady nationwide. He has the approval of 70 percent of Californians.
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Snapple Reshapes Body BY ALYSSA ISGETT will be undergoing a few changes too. Corn
CULTURE AND PERSPECTIVE EDITOR Known for the amusing facts on their lids, the Snapple company is redesigning their logo, bottle shape, and actual product of flavored teas, waters, and juices to be more consumer friendly. The company’s web site says that the name Snapple was originally created “from a carbonated apple soda that was part of the original beverage line. The soda had a great snappy apple taste,” And thus comes forth the quirky name of a product. Snapple started in 1972 with natural sodas and seltzers and the company has continued to grow. In 1986, fruit drinks were introduced. In 2000, Snapple owners, Cadbury Schweppes, made a new partnership with the city of New York to distribute products through public schools. In 2006, white and green teas were created for the company, followed by red and black teas in 2007 as well as healthier fruit drink options. For 2009, the company has decided to redesign their iconic logo and bottle. Snapple is creating not only a new look, but a new formula as well. “The font is more modern, and the new bottle will be slimmer, so it can fit into cup holder,” www.yumsugar.com says. In addition to the new design, the product
syrup will be removed from the beverage, in favor of real sugar. This change will lower the calorie count by 40. The new label will begin to list the type of leaves used in the drink that make the beverage more natural. D r p e p p e r s n ap p l e . m e d i a r o o m . co m reports, “We want to ensure Snapple continues to be the Best Stuff on Earth,” said Bryan Mazur, vice president of marketing for Snapple. “These changes to the formula and packaging come with one goal in mind: deliver the same great product, just make it even better.” The new logo features the same blue writing, but the font is more conservative and is no longer slanted on the bottle. The name will now run along the side of the product in a vertical view down the left hand side. The new logo is not outlined in white as the previous logo had been, but sits in a straight line. It will focus on the natural tea leaves available in some forms of the drink, versus the sun and red rays on the previous logo. Snapple will be debuting this new contemporary look over the next few months in hope to become more known for the teas versus the other fruit drinks offered by the company. Some problems still do exist for the new logo. On the fruit juices from the company,
(Photo by Cayla Ames) the new logo is apparent on the vertical left side of the bottle and the old logo cannot be found. However, on the new tea bottles, on top of the product description, the old logo appears on the bottle. The main reason for the logo and bottle change for Snapple is to catch the consumers attention. “I believe when things are tough, that’s when you do invest. That’s when you get behind them [brands]; that’s when you make sure you’re the sharpest you can be out there,” Larry Young, chief executive of Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc said. Snapple is not the first company to
redesign their look. Heinz Ketchup did it last month. People are consumed with what food is better and healthier. For the first time in half a century, Heinz redesigned their ketchup label from a gherkin under the name to a ripe tomato on a vine. Tropicana has also replaced their cartons to now read the words “100 percent orange: pure and natural.” Consumers should expect to see new product designs over the next year from different companies. Sources: Yumsugar.com Snapple.com perezfox.com
400th Birthday for Baptists BY MONICA MARTINEZ Christ and Culture Lecture series. Dockery SENIOR WRITER
David Dockery spoke to CBU students about the importance of understanding the history and future of the Baptist denomination. (Photo by Enoch Kim)
In a time when most religions are losing members, the Baptist faith has remained stable. California Baptist University celebrated the religion’s 400th birthday with several events, starting earlier this year. Members of the CBU community were first introduced to the commemoration when banners depicting Baptist pioneers appeared on campus. The “Walk through Baptist History” showcases men and women who were involved in growing the faith. David Dockery, president of Union University, was the guest speaker at chapel during the first week of March. He led a two-part
addressed the topic of “Christ in the PostDenominational World, One Baptist’s Perspective.” On March 4, he discussed the history of Christianity and how other religions branched off, specifically the Baptist religion. Two days later Dockery left attendees with the message that denominations are still important because they “give us a place of structure.” Dockery also said that denominations give followers a “renewed commitment to the gospel, the church, and the truthfulness of the Holy Scripture.” A white and blue brochure with the number 400 on the cover was created to complement the “Walk.” An introduction composed by Anthony Chute, assistant professor of church history, offered a quick time line from the beginning of the Baptist religion to its present day standing. The rest of the brochure included significant players in the Baptist religion starting from 1609. John Smyth, the first person to be described, can be considered
the father of the Baptist movement. Smyth studied the Bible and realized that baptism was only for people who wanted to follow Jesus. He then “convinced his congregation to adopt believer’s baptism as the initiation rite for church membership.” There are an additional 19 people discussed in the brochure, including John Bunyan, Roger Williams, Basil Maney, Jr., Charlotte Diggs, “Lottie” Moon and William Franklin Graham. USA Today’s Cathy Lynn Grossman wrote an article about American religions decreasing in numbers of members. Grossman found that the percentage of people who call themselves Christian has dropped more than 11% in a generation. She used numbers from the American Religious Identification Survey 2008 as evidence for her findings. The percentage of Americans with no religion grew an estimated 6.8%. In 1990, only 8.2% of Americans categorized themselves as having no religion. This grew significantly in 2008 with an estimated 34.2 million Americans who did not have a religious tradition.
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PRIVACY CONCERNS ARE MAPPED oUT BY KENTON JACOBSEN which others can view your location, on a friend
NEWS EDITOR to friend basis, from a city level down to a block Social mapping is a new trend in the social or less. networking world. With the advent of cell phones The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital and mobile devices that identify positions from privacy and free speech advocacy group, had GPS signals or cell phone tower triangulation, users can share their position with friends who have similar capable cell phones. The applications of this new capability are starting to be realized in numerous ways, from “geotagging” photos to connecting with nearby friends for a meal. However, privacy concerns are coming to light as popularity rises. There are several leaders in the social mapping arena including Loopt, Twitter, and the newcomer Latitude by Google. Users of Twitter can update their GPS coordinates when making a post from a mobile device, but that is the extent of their current technology. Those who use Loopt can update their location and status manually or automatically (depending on cellphone model) and can also choose to publish the location and status to Twitter or Facebook. Latitude users can also update (Photo Illustration by Kenton Jacobsen) their status message and location on the web through an iGoogle account or on some concerns with both Loopt and Latitude, but any supported smartphone. Currently Latitude both companies have adopted their suggestions. supports any Android-powered device, and most The EFF had concerns that viewers could tell how color BlackBerry, Windows Mobile 5.0 or above, a user’s location was set, by the device’s position or Symbian S60 phones. data or manually. However, both companies Both of the services have extensive have made the method of updating transparent. information about the privacy of their user’s If an individual wanted to update their position location information, and a user must approve manually to somewhere else for their protection others before they can view his or her location. or other reasons, they are able to without notifying Another privacy feature that both Loopt and their viewers. Latitude have is the ability to set the precision Another concern that the EFF raised is that
governmental organizations could request a copy of a user’s location history from the social mapping companies without a warrant, Kevin Bankston, a senior staff attorney for the EFF wrote on the organization’s website. One step
that the companies have taken to alleviate these concerns is not keeping a permanent record of the positions of it’s users. “Like Loopt, Google’s Latitude doesn’t (currently) keep a historic log of its users’ locations; both companies overwrite the old data each time you report a new location,” Bankston said. Unsolicited governmental surveillance is only the tip of the privacy iceberg. Concerns have been raised that these services can be used to enable stalkers or corporate surveillance. London-based
global privacy organization, Privacy International, notes in a press release on their website that there is not sufficient opt-in requirements to the system which could allow for the phone to share a users location without their knowledge and consent. They present several scenarios by which the technology can be used for nefarious purposes, including a work cell phone, with tracking enabled but not disclosed to the employee, or where an individual borrows a phone and turns on automatic location sharing. “As it stands right now, Latitude could be a gift to stalkers, prying employers, jealous partners and obsessive friends. The dangers to a user’s privacy and security are as limitless as the imagination of those who would abuse this technology,” Simon Davies, The Director of Privacy International, said. Despite the efforts made by the respective companies to protect privacy, users still must remember that they are publishing their location and possibly other information on the Internet, and often people are their own worst enemy. People may forget that more than just their Loopt or Latitude friends are able to see their current location if they choose to publish to Facebook or Twitter where their viewers may have not been chosen as carefully. There have been several cases recently in the news in which users of Twitter have forgotten just how broad their reach was and offended future employers or clients; however, overlooking privacy for location can be a much more serious issue than a microblog.
ASCBU ELECTIONS: SECOND ELECTION SLATED FOR FALL BY SAMANTHA SHAW hard to get people to vote,” Trivison said.
STAFF WRITER Fewer than 200 people voted for this semester’s ASCBU elections. Representatives for each living area were chosen, along with representatives for commuters and classes. Amy Trivison, Lancer Arms president, said, “We’re not really full yet, but we hope that by next year we’ll have all the positions filled that we have now.” Another election will be held in the fall to establish the freshman class representative and the other open positions. “It’s kind of
ASCBU tried to pass a renewed constitution recently, but efforts were delayed because of lack of voter interest. “We were rewriting it to show how the money is used and what it takes for ASCBU to be run,” Andrew Nicely, Junior class president, said. “The constitution we have now is written very poorly. It is very vague in how it describes how ASCBU is run and what we do every year. There are a lot of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.” “A huge down side is that we don’t get
voting participation. Not that many people care enough to vote. Or if you’re like me, you accidentally delete the e-mail and you can’t vote,” Greg Smith, University Place president, said. “We might be going back to the paper ballots. It seems to be more effective,” Trivison said. The constitution said that a third of the student body had to vote, and of those students, two-thirds had to approve of establishing a new constitution for it to be passed.
“We actually had more people vote for the constitution than for any election ever. We even got more votes than when we had homecoming and Yule voting together.” Nicely said. “We were really proud of that and we hope that this type of voting continues. It’d be really nice.” ASCBU plans to keep the polls open for those students who haven’t voted, but the new constitution wouldn’t take effect until the 2010-2011 school year. “If it doesn’t happen, then next year we’ll just try again,” Trivison said.
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MENTORS WITH MUSTACHES
BY JACOB BREEMS
SENIOR WRITER The newly created Men’s Week at California Baptist University is a chance for men to grow spiritually, bond through games and competition, build friendships beyond their own peer group and grow some serious power ‘staches. The brainchild of Daron Hubbert, director of Residence Life, Men’s Week is a new addition to the social calendar enjoyed by students on the CBU campus and is aimed at bringing together men of all ages at the university. The job of heading up the planning and execution of all the happenings during the five day event was given to Rick Diflorio, resident director of Smith Hall, who assembled a 12 person committee made up of resident directors and other faculty and staff members. “We’ve done Women’s Week here, we’ve done In His Image Week, so we really wanted to get something going for the guys that can bring everyone together,” Diflorio said. Festivities commence on Monday, March 30 with a Rock Band tournament, offering students with pseudo-musical skills to showcase their talent on the popular video game. The next night features a lesson in manners and romance when the men will be serving the women of CBU a dinner in the Copenbarger dining room. On Wednesday, April Fools Day, Pastor Matt Brown will be teaching the men on campus “how not to be a fool.” Thursday, the male competitive spirits will once again be ignited with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and
America is at war; that is a fact. Each day in the news there is a story reported about a fallen soldier; a soldier whose life comes to an abrupt end for no other reason than a senseless act of violence. That is the all too common tale of the courageous men and women willing to die in order to protect their country—our country. People all over America often hear the tales of a heartbroken young widow, who now has to raise her children on her own. There is no way to console such a loss, but in this country at least she can still go out and support her children; no one said it was easy, but in America it is an option — a privilege even — that she has, because America truly is the land of opportunity, even if the opportunities are sometimes presented due to tragic circumstances. But what about the country with which America is at war?
World Gets A Little Smaller In Campus Residence BY MARK GRAHAM STAFF WRITER
MAN week takes place March 30 through April 3. dunk contest. And finally Friday, April 3 the week culminates with lunch, the mustache March awards and a message from Brian Zunigha. Though under the direction of residence life with a general focus on getting the freshman class involved, the invitation has been extended to men from all departments and of all ages at the university. “We have sent the word out to all the men on campus that everyone might not know about,” Diflorio said. “To guys who are really great guys, but not everyone has had the chance to connect with. We really hope to get a lot of those guys to come.” At the recent Men’s Chapel, Pastor Matt Brown talked about the need for male friendships. He talked about finding peers who would be
supporters as one grows into the person God wants them to be and also about the value of a mentormentoree relationship with someone who has been down similar paths to those a young man’s life may be heading towards. Brown’s basic message was that the council and guidance these relationships bring can be invaluable during times of growth and advancement. Men’s week offers just such an opportunity. “Our theme is called ‘Follow’,” Diflorio said. “It comes from the verse ‘follow my example as I follow Christ’ and so we hope that through these relationships guys can see guys who are following the Lord and really want to be like them. We want to see guys step up in their walk with God through this, that’s really what it’s all about.”
A Widow’s Plight: Forgotten Victims BY JESSE PARKER
In Iraq, there are thousands of women who have lost their husbands due to violence throughout the land. Unlike American women, they do not have the same opportunity to go out and provide for themselves and their children, many of them not allowed to work at all. According to a CNN study, there are an estimated 740,000 widows in Iraq. That same study goes on to show that one out of every four Iraqi widows does not have daily access to water, one out of every three are unable to send their children to school, and since the time that the war began, violence towards those women has risen exponentially. In the rare case that women are allowed to work, they often are harassed and looked down upon. They are scrutinized for defying the unwritten social rules of the land, where women do not socially mix with men, or hold any significant public role. If, however, through a stroke of luck they are allowed to occupy such
social and professional roles, their life is still far from a walk in the park. “For three years, I had to disguise myself in different clothes just so that I could get my work done.” An Iraqi woman said in an interview with the Associated Press. As Americans look at their own misfortunes and continue to take positive strides in the age old battle of equality for all men and women alike. Perhaps it is also time to further expand our efforts and send a message to those less fortunate people; the message that anything can happen and that equality can someday be achieved, as long as the people can unite and never give up hope. As women in Iraq continue to engage in their own battle of survival, as well as the battle to raise their children and support themselves in a male dominated society, do not let them continue to be that which they have already become; the forgotten victims.
Over the last several years, CBU has become a very global school. The prominence of ISP, the drive of the administration to create a university that fulfills the Great Commission, and the influx of international students has created a distinctly international flavor to campus. Starting next school year, this global flavor will come to on-campus residences through the Global Village program. The Global Village pilot program is aimed at promoting the integration of international students into CBU life and giving American CBU students an opportunity to experience the cultures of CBU’s international students. The concept behind the program began to percolate after international students began requesting to live with students who could speak English to help them learn the language. American students with an interest in learn about other cultures from international students. The program will begin next semester with a small set of around 30 students living in an existing residential complex on campus. These students will be a combination of volunteer international and American students. They will be watched over by a single RA. As always when placing students of different cultures together, there is always the possibility that people’s vastly different expectations can cause conflict. In order to reduce the conflict, students will go through an orientation when they first arrive. Throughout the year students will have the opportunity to take part in various activities aimed at sharing their culture with others and adapting to American culture. Daron Hubbert, director of Residence Life, is hopeful about the future of the program. “We hope to eventually have an entire apartment block dedicated to the Global Village. We also hope to eventually include Third Culture Kids and students from different parts of America in the Village as well.”
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Music and Art Fill the Desert
Learn With Faith
BY JUSTINE HOLGUIN
FEATURES EDITOR No altar calls or fire and brimstone. No lights and glamour and no Christian pop-stars. Just a group of people gathering together for one purpose: to make disciple-makers. Experiencing the glories of the desert of New Mexico, 28 students and staff from California Baptist University traveled to Glorietta, N.M. to participate in a discipleship conference for Spring Break of 2009. Led by Campus Ministries director Brian Zunigha, CBU students joined students from the University of Southern California, traveling 18 hours via Amtrack to their destination. Upon reaching the campus known as Glorietta, owned by LifeWay Christian bookstores, The California Crew was greeted by a plethora of Sooners from the University of Oklahoma, as well as students between Kansas and Germany. Junior Katie Cusack decided to participate just one day before the group left on Friday March 12, 2009. “It was simply a God thing,” Cusack said, “There was a last minute cancellation, and I was invited by Kelsey [Newton].” Newton, a sophomore at CBU, was more than excited to get to spend time getting to know people during the trip. “The fellowship that we were able to have in Glorietta within our group as well as with other students from all over the country was definitely a highlight for me,” Newton said. Max Barnett and Dan Woolridge held the pulpit for the week as the featured speakers. An elderly man with white hair, Barnett’s life has impacted countless people since he began his journey of discipleship. “Your talents and abilities make no difference,” Barnett said, “Discipling is what was on Jesus’ heart.” “He was the most Godly man full of wisdom that I have ever been privileged to listen to,” Cusack said. Unhindered by notes, Barnett set the tone with the message, “Discipleship begins with Evangelism.” The word evangelism leaves resounding echoes of many emotions in those who hear it. Nonbelievers and Christ followers alike, the phrase has connotations of embarrassment and intimidation. Conference attendees were challenged through Paul’s first written letter to “really live,” in finding their joy in people coming to stand firm in the Lord. Non-believers, those who are new to the faith and long-time disciples constituted a great community that CBU students gleaned from greatly. “For a long time I have been putting God and my faith kind of on hold because I didn’t really know what to do,” Cusack said, “I knew something was missing but I didn’t know what.” The lines of sports, majors and extra-curricular activities were crossed as great memories were made and life lessons learned. “It was so encouraging to see fellow students you recognized you didn’t really know,” Cusack said. “There was such a diversity, [and] now were equipped with this knowledge – hopefully we can just spread it, and share what we believe with the rest of the campus.” Students attended workshops based on interests and areas they desired to learn. USC’s Neil Walker taught one entitled, “Making Disciples,” teaching that Discipleship is much simpler than we think it is. Following Paul’s example he challenged believers to be able to say, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” No week would be complete or purposeful if there was no practical application, which Zunigha challenged each student to make. “This week has brought to light what it is and it’s discipleship – deeper meaningful relationship with others. Know I know what I’m missing,” Cusack said.
BY LISA LUNA STAFF WRITER
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is heading to the desert of Indio, Calif. once again starting April 17-19. Coachella started in 1999 with about 25,000 attendees and performers such as Morrissey, Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Tool, Rage Against the Machine and several more. Since then, Coachella has developed into a highly popularized festival. Now, with over 130,000 music lovers and recruiting artist from all over to perform at this three-day event. The festival is all-ages – children five and under are free – and has free parking. Although gates open at 11 a.m. everyday parking begins at 9 a.m., and it generally fills up quickly. Artists are guaranteed to play their shows rain or shine. Single passes are $99. and three-day passes $269. Coachella Festival is growing rapidly and so are the artists. Here is a list of the most popular artists playing this year. April 17. Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Conor Oberst, The Black Keys, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, Dear and the Headlights. April 18. The Killers, Amy Winehouse, TV on the Radio, Atmosphere, Jenny Lewis, Calexico. April 19. The Cure, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Public Enemy, Perry Farrell. Blender magazine stated, “For a weekend every spring, the coolest names in music converge on this sun-baked polo field in the mountainous Sonoran Desert”.
(Courtesy of Coachella.com)
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MOB SEEKS SUPPORT BY DANIELLE LE ROUX
and other areas have been developed, “we have seen an increase in art shows and Twenty countries, 289 participants and music,” Erin Wood, ISP administrative an average of $32,000 to send a team of 10 secretary, said. “We are encouraging people overseas. to think outside the box and develop new This year, California Baptist University is ideas.” sending out roughly 350 students, staff and Among those thinking outside the box faculty on an International Service Projects is one of the teams traveling to Rwanda or United States Projects trip. The cost may this summer. The team participated in seem overwhelming at first, but every team the Riverside Arts Walk this year. They has many opportunities to raise funds for displayed artwork by members of the group the trip. and other students, at Division 9, a local art Students primarily raise support by gallery. sending out letters to family and friends The Office of Mobilization has recently requesting them to partner with the student launched a new “Adopt-A-Team” program and team both financially and in prayer. that allows ministry partners to sponsor an Many teams also participate in “Night entire team rather than specific students. Out” fundraisers, partnering with local “If someone adopts a specific team in ISP restaurants to give supporters an opportunity [by participating in the Adopt-A-Team to join them for a meal, with a portion of program], then depending on their level the proceeds going to support their team. of partnership they’ll receive different Other teams participate in biweekly car things like prayer updates, or pictures of washes throughout the spring semester. the team,” Wood said. Donations will be The proceeds of ISP fundraising events go accepted in three different increments: directly to the participating students. Frequent Flyer—$100, First Class—$250, Other teams are branching out, putting or Globe Trotter—$500, their talents and interests to good use. As While there is a website under 8545-09-03-Fuller-CalBaptist:Layout 1 3/19/09 12:45 PM Page 1 specialized trips for theater, graphic design development and a short list of fundraising COPY EDITOR
Mob Squad: (top) Tiffany Adcock, Jared Dobbins, Aura Opris, Charlie Holderman, Aimee Sayre, (back) Kristen Dumas, Kristen White and Erin Wood. (Photo contributed by Jeremy Phillips) events can be found online at http://www. calbaptist.edu/isp/fundraising, the details about ISP fundraisers are mostly spread by word of mouth, emails and flyers, so keep
your eyes and ears open and support our ISP teams. For more information, visit http://www. calbaptist.edu/isp.
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MEET YOUR FUTURE LEADERS….
Full Name: Stacey D. Martinez Age: 23 Major: Liberal Studies with a concentration in Spanish Interest/Hobbies/Clubs/Sports: “Singing…I have sung in the choirs here for five years now. A hobby of mine would be doing hair…any roommate of mine knows this, especially my roommate of two years Danielle. The only club I have been a part of here is Iwrite.” Accomplishments: “My schooling up to this point…having a Bachelor’s degree is pretty exciting.” Career Path: ”Teaching at the elementary level more specifically with ESL students.” Job Offer(s): ”I’ve been offered an internship with Enterprise that could lead to a management position, and at a private Christian school in San Jose.” How has CBU helped you? “Where do I start? Cal Baptist has helped me immensely. I have learned a lot academically and spiritually. Even with the little things in life like how to manage my time and how to stay positive when times are tough. I have a confidence about my future and I know a lot of it is because of the things I’ve learned here. I thank God so much for bringing me this far and for all the teachers and classmates who have helped me throughout my years here.” What are your plans after graduation? “Taking a little break from school. I want to travel so I might do flight attending for a while. I plan on substitute teaching and credentialing next year but we will see what the Lord has in store. I haven’t looked into any grad programs yet but I would like to attend Grad school somewhere close to the beach.” Best School Memory: “My roommates and I would You-tube music videos and dance to them at like 1 a.m. our neighbors didn’t like that so much (love you Jocelyn Lee). My roommates in UP 336 were the best I’ve ever had. I got to go to Canada with UCO that was a lot of fun too.” What advice do you plan to leave with continuing students? “Cherish the moments you have here because the time will literally pass you by. Take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way and stay motivated. Even if you don’t know what to major in or what career path you will take on just finish up strong because your education will take you far. When you feel like giving up just trust in the Lord he will sustain you.”
Full Name: Hector Jimenez Age: 22 Major: Music Interest/Hobbies/Clubs/Sports: “Music is for sure my number one hobby. Even though it’s my job and what I’m going to school for, I still love it and think of it as a hobby. However, my first love was basketball, and I still like to play every now and then. Growing up I collected a lot of sports cards and I still have them. I am graduating in four years with a degree that usually takes five to complete. The opportunity to be in leadership at CBU, by leading worship through music. Keeping my job at Citrus City Grille my four years here. Being able to be in UCO.” Career Path: “Right now I am 100% sure I need to get my MA in music. Where? I am not 100% sure of. I have applied to Cal State LA. I also know 100% that God is calling me to the ministry with my music. Where? I do not know. I write songs and would love to record them and see them reach all over the world. I want people all over the world to sing the songs God gives me to share.” How has CBU helped you? “Cal Baptist has continued my mold as a follower of Christ. It has given me many opportunities to excel in leadership, knowledge, skill, and friendships.” What are your plans after graduation? “That is the mystery question… God has opened many doors for ministry, at this point I am waiting for direction. I do plan to continue my education as soon as possible.” What advice do you plan to leave with continuing students? “Enjoy your time here at CBU. Plant your roots deep, dig in and be involved. Do not be so overwhelmed with school work. Take time to savor life. Do not fail any classes. Continue to grow in the knowledge of all your brothers and sisters in Christ. Continue to grow in diversity! Learn of our different cultures God has blessed us with. Enjoy the moments.”
Full Name: John M. McKenzie Age: 22 Major: Applied Theology Interest/Hobbies/Clubs/Sports: Japanese cartoons and comics, astronomy, politics, Reading Tolkien books, Guitar Hero Accomplishments: Completing the BAT program Career Path: Church ministry (currently serving at my church) Job Offer(s): CHP, Riverside Fire Department How has CBU helped you? “CBU has literally opened my eyes to the world around me. It has helped me to grow spiritually and academically, as well as taught me humility. I think that in more ways than one it has also allowed me to see what it means to do all things to the Lord; even my school work.” What are your plans after graduation? “To move in with some friends off campus and have a good job. I will be Applying at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary” Best School Memory: “The day when I came back from work to the UP apartments to play Halo 2 in the community room. I think there was two or three Xboxes hooked up and we were playing red vs. blue. Oh, and when I found out that I had passed Koine Greek with Dr. Dan!” What advice do you plan to leave with continuing students? “Make the most of your college experience, and do not forget that the obstacles here at CBU are made to be overcome. That means you can read the books.”
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Full Name: Mollie Lish Age: 22 Major: English, Cognitive Psychology Interest/Hobbies/Clubs/Sports: Attending baseball games, going shopping, traveling and watching Law & Order with her Grandmother. ASCBU President. Accomplishments: Provost List, Presenter for Senior Project to Faculty. Career Path: Court System with juvenile criminals, Criminal Profiling and Analysis. Job Offers: Insurance Companies, Wedding Coordinator How has CBU helped you? “CBU has helped me make a distinction between what is secular and what is Christian. How to integrate Christianity into secular a job.” What are your plans after graduation? I will be getting married to Tim Bohrer. Go to Grad school, but I haven’t decided where.” Best School Memory: What advice do you plan to leave with continuing students? “You need to be on top of yourself. Make a connection, that’s the only way your going to get anywhere, they tell you, you need an education but you need connections too.”
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Friday, March 27, (7 p.m.) Student Leadership 2009-2010 Kick-Off
Saturday March 28, (9 a.m.) “Church Growth Seminar” Greater Faith Christian Fellowship 14420 Elsworth St. Suite 109, Moreno Valley Free (951) 653-5556
Monday, March 30 Commencement Speaker Auditions Begin
Sunday, March 29, (6 p.m.) New Song Concert The Bridge Bible Fellowship, Resenda
Saturday, March 28-Apil 26 “The Hiding Place” LifeHouse Theater 1135 North Church St., Redlands $5-$19 (909) 335-3037
Thursday, April 9 Good Friday Holiday Office close at noon
Sunday, April, 5, (6 p.m.) UCO Concert
Friday, April 10 No DCP No Trad/Grad Classes Offices Closed
Saturday, April 17, (6 p.m.) UCO Concert Night of Classics Northpoint Church, Corona
Friday, April 3, (7:30 p.m.) Saturday, April 4, (7:30 p.m.) Sunday, April 5, (6:30 p.m.) Adam Where Art Thou? Conference 2009 Greater Faith Christian Fellowship 14420 Elsworth St. Suite 109 Moreno Valley, Ca Free (951) 653-5556 Wednesday, April 1, (11: a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Women’s Connection, “Easter Parade” Luncheon, for Ladies Calimesa Country Club 1300 S. Third St., Calimesa $12 (951) 769-2988 April 2-12 The Glory of Easter Crystal Cathedral 12141 Lewis St. Garden Grove $35-55 1877-54-GLORY Saturday, April 4, (6:30 p.m.) The Herb Henry Family presented by Southwest Gospel Concerts Southwest Christian Church 28030 Del Rio Rd., Temecula Free (951) 308-1888 Saturday, April 11, (8 p.m.) Michael W. Smith& Steven Curtis Chapman the “United” tour Long Beach Terrance Theatre 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach $29-$75 (408) 369-8222 CelebrationsConcerts. com Sunday, April 12, (7 p.m.) Michael W. Smith & Steven Curtis Chapman, the “United” tour McCallum Theatre 73000 Fred Waring Dr., Palm Desert $45-$95 (760) 340-2787 mccallumtheatre.com
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Register for Swipe to Save March 31 April 3.
Tuesday, March 31 Commencement Speaker Auditions End
Sunday, March 29, (6 p.m.) UCO Concert Fellowship in the Pass
Saturday, April 11, (10 a.m.) School of Nursing Dedication Ceremony Wallace Theatre
Art/ theatre Friday, March 27, (8 p.m.) Spring Musical Godspell Wallace Theatre
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Thursday, April 23, (6 p.m.) Communication and Visual Arts Banquet Copenbarger Dinning Room
Tuesday, April 14 Classes Resume (Trad & Grad)
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Wednesday, April 15, (10 a.m.) Honors Convocation Van Dyne Gym
Saturday, March 28 Christian College Leadership Conference
Monday, April 20, (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) New Student Orientation Grad & DCP Yeager Center
Thursday, April 2, (7:30 a.m.-9 a.m.) Commuter Side Walk Café Yeager Parking Lot
Wednesday, April 22 Alternative/Make-up Chapel Assignments Due Office of Spiritual Life
Thursday, April 2, (5:30 p.m.) RE-Focus Etiquette Dinner Copenbarger Dinning Room
Thursday, April 23 Final Exams Begin
Friday, April 3, (7 p.m.) ISP Night of Nations Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church
Monday, April 13 Mandatory Living Area Meetings Begin
Friday, April 17 Rec. Soccer Championship Game Front Lawn
Thursday, April 16, (6 p.m.) 2008-2009 Student Leadership Appreciation Banquet Copenbarger Dinning Room
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The things that you see when you stop and take time to look.
People in need can be found anywhere and everywhere. It is the perfect opportunity to serve others in a way that will benefit their lives as well as your life.
Art can even be found in a game of pool.
Greece wasn’t the only scenic destination over spring break. I set my camera on Epcot Center’s spaceship Earth to capture it’s awesome wonder.
Andrew Hochradel Guest Photographer
March 27, 2009 路 Volume 56 路 Issue 11 Relics from the past can still be seen if you know where to look. I noticed these old items while rummaging through an abandoned barn in McHenry, Illinois.
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The trash is getting out of hand.
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Studnets enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Glorietta conference in New Mexico.
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BY DAVE PEARSON Mark Michalski joined The New Division STAFF WRITER
This week’s music quote: “If music be the food of love, play on.” William Shakespeare Featured Artist: The New Division This week’s music column is about a CBU band by the name of The New Division. The New Division has really cool synthesized sound that you can dance to or relax to. John Kunkel the lead singer and songwriter started writing and performing songs in his dorm room during his freshman year at CBU. Michael Janz joined in with John and the duo started throwing shows in their UP apartment. Eventually Brock Woolsey and
and the band has been writing/ recording songs and playing shows ever since. They have over 250 songs recorded and produced by John Kunkel. The New Division is a band that is focused on the art of song writing, John Kunkel said during an interview. “Song writing; That’s mainly what The New Division has been about for a long time.” The New Division’s sound is different, in a good way; they draw influences from many genres and eras of music. If you could taste them you would definitely hint a pinch of 80’s flavor in the mix and it really works for them. The vocals are warm, the synth melodies are catchy and the beats are always solid and on point. Their sound is unique and very recognizable; I see this band going places. The New Division is made up of four CBU students John Kunkel (Lead Vocals,
Guitar and Sy nthesi zers), Brock Woosley ( G u i t a r ) , Michael Janz ( S y n t h e s i z e r, Drum Machine) and Mark Michalski (Bass Synth). To listen to The New Division and find out about up coming shows check out their MySpace at: http://www. myspace.com/ henewdivision
John Kunkel and Brock Woolsey play in the band The New Division. (Photo courtesy of Cole Prentice)
The Truth and the Glory: “Godspell” Once Again BY DANILLE LE ROUX because we have to be so vulnerable for the show.” COPY EDITOR
Remember being very young and spending an entire afternoon lost in an imaginary world? Remember the freedom of lying face-down on a shady lawn and weaving shining legends from small sticks and an action figure? California Baptist University Theatre’s production of “Godspell,” directed by Krista Jo Miller, brings back an understanding of a world that most people have not experienced since childhood. Storytelling is one of the oldest devices for conveying truth. Set in a metaphorical junk yard of discarded philosophies, without any real sense of time or place, the stories, or parables, that “Godspell” centers on are brought into sharp focus with CBU Theatre’s unique approach to the production. “It’s really a new way of understanding them, and I think people will walk away and be able to comprehend them better,” cast member Sarah Wilson said. It is both a departure from realism and a return to the most essential and basic elements of human interaction. “Really, in Godspell, the script is a shell,” Miller said. “It’s literally just the words from the scripture in kind of a structure, and as actors and directors we have to find our way through that – how do we tell those stories?” The actors were put on stage told, “Go –create,” and the “Godspell” that emerges is passionate, honest and intensely personal to the cast. “We worked together really well. It was really neat to see all the different creative minds coming together to create this; it’s not just the director or the script telling you what it is. We all get to do it, it’s our own show,” Wilson said. The cast is deeply involved in the artistic interpretation of the script, and the experience has been at times painful and at times extremely fulfilling. “It’s our own personal story of Christ,” David Sandlin, another cast member, explained. “You see a lot of emotional things in the show
When John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Swartz, the award-winning composer behind “The Prince of Egypt,” “Wicked” and “Enchanted,” wrote “Godspell” in 1971, it opened off-Broadway with immediate success. It has remained popular and given life to many different interpretations. The story is drawn from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, and follows the parables of Jesus and his death and resurrection. Miller and Technical Director Lee Lyons use
principles of this world rather than on Christ.” “I was trying to figure out ‘what does “Godspell” need to say to an audience in 2009? What does the Lord want to say?’ And right at the same time I was trying to figure that out, I was reading in Collossians and this scripture popped up,” Miller said. “The authors of “Godspell” start the prologue with what they call the Tower of Babel, where they introduce these philosophies that men have developed throughout history. Their concept of it was that these things divide men and keep them
The crucifixion of Jesus ( Joseph Mayers), is one of the most intense scenes in CBU Theatre’s production of “Godspell.” “We’ve never done a show here that has the power this one does, and the truth and the glory that this one does,” cast member Chelsea Rodgers said. (Photo by Kenton Jacobsen) Collossians 2:8 as a starting point for their creative vision of the play: “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic
apart, because they were really looking at the communal aspect of Christ and his followers. I felt that there was more depth to it than that.” Miller explains that all philosophies contain
some truth, but that they are only fragments of the whole truth. The essential message of this “Godspell” is that “Those truths will never be whole until they are found in the fullness of Christ,” Miller said, “Who, as Collosians. 1:17 says, ‘is before all things and in him all things hold together.’” Joseph Mayers, who is performing the role of Jesus in the production has faced a set of challenges specific to his part in the production. “As I started thinking about it more I started to get this feeling of responsibility that I hadn’t really felt before with any of my previous roles,” he said. “It’s been really difficult, yet very rewarding. I came to the realization that I can’t do this … I mean, I’m physically working hard to be the best that I can be, but all the glory and all the praise for this show goes straight to God, because none of this would come even close to coming together except for him,” Mayers said. With a cast of only 14, the actors work very hard, as everyone is on stage almost all the time. Through an unusual rehearsal process, they have formed a bond that all are proud of. “We’ve slowly grown together. We’ve talked and talked and talked and spent a lot of rehearsal time just being together. It’s been a rocky road, but it will all come together really well, I think,” Mayers said. The cast of “Godspell” hopes that believers who come to see the production will leave with renewed faith and a new perspective, and that nonbelievers will perhaps be able to understand better the reality and beauty of the Gospel, the greatest story of all. “Godspell” opens March 27, and continues March 28 and April 3 and 4 at the Wallace Book of Life Theatre. $5 Discount tickets are available to students for March 27 through the Campus Activities Board. Evening Performances at 8 p.m. Saturday Matinees at 2 p.m. $15 General Admission $12 Matinee and Seniors Group Rates Available Box Office: 951-343-4319
HIT OR MISS Why am I qualified to give makeup advice, you may ask? Because I, myself, have committed some of the cardinal sins of makeup application and have since realized the error of my ways. Who better to give advice than someone who has already fallen down, dusted themselves off and tried again? The following section, Makeup Tips, contains a few pointers I felt would benefit any girl with a question about how to apply makeup... or how not to.
In my perfect world, every girl would strut down the street, go to class, or lounge around with a perfectly made-up face, in accordance with what is “in” at the moment. But they don’t and thank goodness, because it gives us something to write about. Granted, when I use the term “perfectly made-up face”, in no way am I condoning that young women everywhere pile on the make-up like it is anti-wrinkle cream. I am saying, however, that women out there should make an effort to wear makeup (even if it’s just a little mascara and blush), cover up blemishes (because nobody likes seeing those) and take the time to properly groom.
BY JILL WEBSTER
- NEVER, NEVER, NEVER wear blue eyeshadow. I see too many girls wearing it, thinking it brings out their eyes, or that it makes them stand out. Well, it does make you stand out, but not in a good way. Do you really want to look like Mimi from The Drew Carey Show? - Take it easy on the make-up during the day. Keep it natural and fresh, and leave the dramatic eyeshadow, the false lashes and the bright red lipstick (never worn together, of course) until night time. - When applying liquid eyeliner in the “cat-eye” fashion, do not extend the line
too far past your eye. Amy Winehouse doesn’t look attractive with it, and neither will you. - Watch the blush. The objective is not to have a streak of bronze or soft pink running from your cheeks to your hairline. Keep it faint and on the apples of your cheeks. All you need is a light dusting. Try pursing your lips while smiling as you apply. You look retarded for a minute, but your blush will be flawless. - Don’t try something risky or overthe-top just because it’s trendy. Stick with products you are comfortable with and
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colors that work for your skin tone. It really shows when someone is uncomfortable with the way that they look. So just because the latest magazines are showing you how to contour your eyeshadow, does not mean you should do it. - Practice makes perfect. Don’t really know how to properly apply make-up? Practice at home, or get lessons. Do not get lessons at a make-up counter at a department store—the employees are generally just trying to sell you things and will tell you that anything looks good on you. - NEVER wear lipliner. I don’t care who tells you it is attractive, and I don’t care if it is suddenly the next big thing. It looks trashy. Do yourself a favor – avoid it at all costs. - NEVER apply make-up in public. It’s tacky. Go to the restroom if you have to re-apply throughout the day. - Frosted eyeshadow/lipstick. Frankly, I do not even know what to say about this one. If you really are struggling with whether or not to use either of these, then you are just a lost cause. Good luck in life. I could go on forever with tips and things to avoid, but I think I’ll just stop here because I’m starting to get too into this. If this article touches at least one person out there, then I will be a happy girl. So remember, stick with colors that work for your skin tone and don’t do anything too crazy and dramatic during the day. Be confident in your own skin and you can pull off anything.
PAGE 13 BY NICOLE PALMER STAFF WRITER
I would like to make one thing clear; your hair is your BEST ACCESSORY. So I ask, why would you ever mistreat it? You clean your rings and keep your necklace’ untangled, so why not do the same with the one accessory you sport on a daily basis? I have come to the conclusion that some of you just do not understand that your hair makes a statement. - Sorry ladies, but the poof is out! No more extreme balloon sized bubble on the top of your head. There is an exception to this rule: if you are pulling your bangs back for a sport or workout session, by all means, poof away. Other then that, avoid at all cost. - Bangs are back. Simply stated, giving a dramatic flare. Straight across, below your eyebrow is the way to go. The are not only classy, but make you look more mature and well put together. It is a great way to change your look without going crazy with the dye. - Ladies, and gentlemen, I would like to encourage all of you to stick to one color; and if highlights are a must, blending is key. No longer shall I see your streaks or outrageous reds and blondes mixed on top of your gorgeous brown hair. - Hat hair is a sign of laziness. If you are too lazy to run a brush or comb through it, shave it. You expect the ladies to have presentable hair, so we expect the same from you. - Hats on girls can be a great accessory to a complimenting outfit, however just like the boys, it can be considered laziness. If you are wearing a cute, stylish and patterned hat, kudos to you. If you are wearing a baseball cap, shame on you for not giving your hair the proper attention it deserves. - Straight hair is always a solid go to. However, (yes, there is a however) I do not want to see it stick straight or sprayed down to the side of your face. Give it some bounce and texture. If you are lucky enough to not have to run a straightener through it on a daily basis, do not ruin it by straightening it anyway. - If you have naturally curly hair, count your blessings. Every girl wishes they could wake up every morning, run a little moose through their hair and walk out the door. Not every girl is this lucky. So if you are one of the chosen ones, please do not ruin your hair by chemically straightening it. - Alright boys, don’t think you were getting off that easy. Not only is hat wearing your only offense, but too much product is one also. I like the faux-hawk, but not so much as to see clumps of gel holding it up. A little dab is really all you need to maintain the structure. Remember, less is more.
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STUDENTS PLUNGE: HELP HOPELESS BY KRISTIN VAUGHAN STAFF WRITER
Pastor Rick Warren says it is the most dangerous prayer you can pray, “Use me!” but that is just the attitude that has captured the hearts of Aimme Sayre, Cori Breinig, Hannah Barrett, Sarah Olvera, Jenny Stephens and Lloraley Anguiano. When the girls were given the opportunity to participate in Urban Plunge years ago, they had no idea that just one Saturday afternoon would cultivate a lasting desire to minister to the hopeless and the lost. Almost every Saturday, the girls take time to step away from their homework and head in to the heart of Los Angeles for the chance to directly impact the lives of others. “There is segregation among our economy,” Olvera said. “And it’s hard for them to get out,”
“There is a sense of hopelessness,” Sayre said. Connected with the Angelus Temple, the Dream Center connects volunteers with low income housing projects all over the city as ministry opportunities. “We provide food, clothing, shelter, life rehabilitation, education and job training, Biblical training and much more through our 273 ministries and outreaches. We reach thousands of hurting and needy children, families and adults across all races and cultures each week,” the Dream Center website (www. DreamCenter.org) said. Although the girls have the chance to help in a different area every week, they choose to go back to the same locations in order to build lasting relationships with the people they serve. Several of the girls serve in a section called the Jordan Downs, which is the second largest area that the Dream Center
ministers to. “We knock on doors and ask people if there is any way we can help them. We take donation requests and deliver food.
into reality. It stretches me and I see growth in my own life,” Stephens said. “I’m always home alone on Saturdays, so
Sarah Olvera, Jenny Stephens and Aimee Sayre build relationships with children living in the Jordan Downs low income housing. (Photo by Kristin Vaughan)
Left to right : Sarah Olvera, Aimee Sayre, Hannah Barrett, Cori Breinig, Jenny Stephens and Lloraley Anguiano have an intense passion for ministering to hopeless and hurting of Los Angeles. (Photo by Kristin Vaughan)
We also invite them to attend church,” Sayre said, as she scoured her computer for pictures of the families they have grown close to. “One time we overhauled this woman’s apartment and there were cockroaches everywhere, but we were more than happy to help and she was so grateful.” Breinig likes to take a bit of a different approach. “I pick one family that I like to spend time with…mainly the kids in general. I get to really build relationships. We are there not to just get people to church, we are there to share Christ.” So, why do they do it? Why take a day away that could be spent working on homework or relaxing on the beach? “I do it because I am uncomfortable meeting new people and sharing the gospel. It gets me out of CBU and
The Beach and the Sea The beach debris rolls upon me And the seas make me see what I need. The coast will boast and never forget That the shores abhor the dismal sunset. It exploits the points in the sand, When days once were grand. But now the light, taken flight, Surrenders it’s might with the sun each night. The beach weeps as the moon emerges. The beach now seeps and creeps with urges; Passing thoughts to simply stand To meet the beams of the moon, in the sea, in the sand.
The sea longs for the beach as it’s tears wash ashore. The beauty of the moon they both sit and adore. They watch for hours and the light starts to move. The beach watches on as the sea takes the moon, As if it were a pearl. Morning has begun to unfurl. The great light, now in sight, births a new day. The beach and the sea adore every ray. -Andrew Hochradel
I went – but then it became more relational. I feel like when you minister you are aware of needs; you get out of your comfort zone. It’s not all about donating money to a cause, but I am pouring my life into someone else,” Olvera said. When asked what they would say to students who have thought about ministering on a regular basis, without a thought Breinig said, “Do it! Stop just saying it. See a need and do something about it. We go because we are able to.” “I didn’t want to go, but now I have to. If there is something that God has put on your heart, do it,” Olvera said. “We are supposed to.” If you are interested in volunteering at the Dream Center, information can be found on their website, www.DreamCenter.org
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PHOTOGRAPHY AND TEXT BY KENTON JACOBSEN
NEWS EDITOR Spring break was a chance to relax with family and friends for some, but for 20 students, teachers and family members a trip to Greece was in order. Eric Brook, assistant professor of history, led the trip along with Alejandra Blas, who helped out as the women’s chaperone. Both teachers provided valuable insight into the history of the area, especially Brook who is fluent in ancient Greek. The trip consisted of several historic and biblically significant regions including Athens, Delphi, Thermopylae and Corinth. Most cities offered excavated ruins and museums to explore, and the modern places provided some interesting cultural experiences. Here are some images from the trip. (top left) The view of the modern city of Athens at night from the roof of the Hotel Stanley. (top right) Archetectural detail on a church in Athens. (middle left) A costal town on the way to Delphi. (middle right) A man sells trinkets outside of the subway station at Monastiraki in Athens.
(left) A vistior take a photo of an ancient bronze statue in a museum in Athens. (right) Andrew Twitty waits to cross the street to the Agora beneath the Acropolis.
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IT’S MOM AND POP JOINTS FOR GOOD EATS BY SAMANTHA STEWART enjoy one of the best new Mexican restaurants STAFF WRITER
As the old saying goes, bigger is always better. Or is it? When it comes to shops and restaurants around Riverside, the opposite is true; the smaller the place, the more appealing it is. Hidden away in a small corner of Rivercrest Plaza Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Van Buren and Wood, lies a small Mexican food restaurant called Tios. It does not look like much from the outside, but as soon as you walk through the doors you are greeted with the smells of authentic Mexican food, including gigantic burritos, rich cheese enchiladas, and chicken tacos that are absolutely to die for. “When my Mexican-American co-workers found out that I never had real Mexican food before, they dragged me to Tio’s. They said they’ve tried all taco places around the area but Tio’s was the closest to what their mothers make at home. Well, I wouldn’t know authentic homemade Mexican food because my mom isn’t Mexican but I sure wish she could cook like that because the carne asada burrito I had was so good,” said a reviewer on www.yelp.com. Tio’s undeniably has excellent food, and even better, the prices are reasonable. There is no waiter service, so the atmosphere is very causal, just order at the register, pick a seat, and
(Photo by Eric McFarland) Not in the mood for Mexican food but still want a home cooked meal? Lori’s Café, located on Van Buren, is the smallest little restaurant with the biggest portions of food you have ever seen. If you are craving an omelette that is close to the size of your head, they have got it. Lori’s Café can best be described as your
Classic Disney: A Return to Fairy Tales BY JESSICA CULBERTSON SENIOR WRITER
Disney is going back to its roots and producing its first fully hand-drawn animation film since “Home on the Range” in 2004. The movie is titled “The Princess and the Frog” and is set to open in Dec. of this year. This animated film is returning to classic Disney with the tale of the princess and the entire fairy tale theme. Disney’s “Enchanted” had 2-D animation for a small portion, but was mainly live-action. “Enchanted” also returned to what put Disney on the map for full feature films – the Princess and the Prince fairy-tale. This will be the first time since 1992’s “Aladdin” that Disney has created a full length animated original princess tale. “The Princess and the Frog” has the possibility of becoming another classic like
grandma’s house turned into a restaurant. The walls are lined with flowered wallpaper, the
“Cinderella” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The excitement is building for this film to have the original look and traditional tale along with some twists and new aspects. The movie will have an AfricanAmerican princess; another first for the Disney animated films. The story will be set in the jazz city of New Orleans, which will also be a new unexplored setting. Anika Noni Rose (“Dreamgirls”) will be playing the voice of Princess Tiana. It will also be reuniting Ron Clements and John Musker as directors who previously created “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid”. Academy Award winner Randy Newman, who previously composed for Pixar films, will be the composer. It will also star Bruno Campos as Prince Naveen, Oprah Winfrey as Eudora, Jenifer Lewis, and John Goodman. http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ princessandthefrog/
tables are covered in off-white tablecloths, and the coffee cups are as miss-matched as the ones in grandma’s cupboard. The best part is that every meal is made from scratch, and you can taste the quality with each bite. “I’ve seen a line out the door for Lori’s Café several times and had to check it out. Food
is awesome,” said Coleen, a Riverside resident, on www.insiderpages.com. With an extensive menu fit to suit any appetite, Lori’s Café is a must try. Not only does Riverside hold some of the greatest small restaurants, but some of the best stores come in the smallest buildings in the most obscure places. Rob’s Vintique, for instance, located off of Magnolia Avenue near the Riverside Plaza, is one of the best vintage stores in town. Not only do they carry some of the highest quality vintage clothing, but they also offer new clothing lines from underground designers. Even if you do not have an appreciation for some awesome vintage steals, you will still enjoy browsing the racks of Rob’s Vintique. It is a tiny, eclectic place jam-packed with colorful clothing, shoes, modern sunglasses, classic records, fun bags and purses, beautiful jewelry and even sometimes, the occasional old school bicycle or two. The staff is kind and helpful and the atmosphere is quite quaint. There is only one word to describe this place, amazing. The point here is to look past all the malls and enormous new shopping centers and recognize the gifts a miniature sized store or restaurant could offer. They may not look like much from the outside, but isn’t it the inside the counts anyway? You will not be disappointed.
Intern Opportunities in Admissions BY BRITTANY ARVILLA SENIOR WRITER
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is looking for three new interns for the upcoming school year. Each year, interns are hired to assist with new student recruiting and office duties during a 20-hour week committal. “Interns extend the reach of our recruitment. They do a majority of the local college fairs which allows the counselors to travel out of the area,” Melissa Marshall, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, said. Interns’ responsibilities vary from fall to spring. During the fall semester, interns are primarily working evenings at local college fairs promoting California Baptist University and informing potential students about the programs offered. Apart from the numerous hours spent out of the office in the fall, interns will spend most of their time in the spring working in the office assisting counselors and giving campus tours.
“Each semester has an entirely different set of responsibilities, but it’s been a lot of fun watching the enrollment process from the other side,” Katelyn Kiefer, intern, said. “Students I met in the fall at college fairs are applying this spring and to be part of someone’s decision to go here is so rewarding.” Aside from being a paid-internship, which is difficult to find, interns can also receive academic credit. The position is open to all CBU students, although, candidates going into their junior or senior year are preferred. Students can pick up an application at the front desk of Admissions and sign up for an interview time. The completed application, resume and class schedule should be turned in before April 3. Every applicant is required to give a brief presentation during the interview; details of the presentation can be found on the application. Have questions? Contact Darren Meisel at 951-343-4230 or dmeisel@ calbaptist.edu.
March 27, 2009 · Volume 56 · Issue 11
Head Coach Jacob Medina watches over the Lady Lancers during practice in hopes for a victory in an upcoming game. (Photo by Kenton Jacobsen)
Water Polo Going Strong BY DANIELLE LE ROUX COPY EDITOR
Despite an unusually small team of only 15 players, women’s water polo is going strong at midseason. In the past, the average size of the team has been in the neighborhood of 25 players, leaving plenty of
reserves and making it easy to keep the players rested. With their current sparse numbers, it is more difficult to run practices if a player is out because of illness or injury, but this apparent disadvantage does have some positive outcomes for newcomers to the team. “One of the main upsides is that almost everyone’s traveling, everyone’s going everywhere and it’s a little more intimate in practice; from a coaching perspective its easier to manage,” Jacob Medina, head
coach, said. “We play a lot,” Chelsea Gentry, team captain, added. “This year we have a lot of new kids, a lot of new teammates. We have five transfers and then a bunch of freshmen that came in, so we’re a fairly new team.” Even with all of the new faces, the women’s water polo team is sporting a solid record of 16 wins and 10 losses through 26 matches so far this season. Their leading goal scorer, Jennifer Grutz, has 65 goals. Gentry is confident the team will only continue to improve through the end of the season. “We’ve got a great team and a great bunch of girls that are willing to give it their all, and our coach is always here and always open to suggestions,” Gentry said. Medina has high hopes for the future of the program and aims to be a top 15 team in the long term, ranking alongside teams like Stanford, UCLA and USC. “We’re always trying to improve and compete against some of the best teams in the country. That’s why this year our schedule is really tough,” Medina said. “We’re playing a lot of really good top-level teams and yeah, we might lose some of those games this year but we’ve played some of them pretty close. As each year goes by we start beating these teams and become one of those teams.” In the short term, Medina said the team will focus on playing as hard as they can, and “Now that we have an NAIA national invite at the end of the year, our goal is to make sure we win that.” The NAIA Invitational will take place April 17 and 18 at the Lancer Aquatics Center.
You win some, you lose some BY JACOB BREEMS title. We had a bunch of juniors coming back SENIOR WRITER
Things do not always turn out the way you hope. The men’s and women’s basketball teams at California Baptist University can surely attest to that after seasons full of drastically fluctuating highs and lows. For both programs, the season started with high hopes of unequaled success. The women were coming off their best conference record in nearly 20 years and returned the school’s first NAIA All-American, Nicole Davis, to the lineup. The women also brought in two NCAA Division I transfers to help bolster a lineup ranked third in the GSAC preseason poll and 13th in the NAIA preseason poll for the first time in school history. The men were no different coming into the season, returning an All-American of their own, Mark Roussin, and bringing in Division I transfer Omar Krayem. The rankings and expectations were even higher for a men’s team that went to the NAIA National Tournament last year; where they narrowly lost to eventual champion Oklahoma City. The Lancers entered this year’s campaign ranked fifth in the NAIA and first in the GSAC for the first time in school history. “Expectations were really high coming into the year,” Tim Collins, men’s head coach, said. “When we played Oklahoma City last year we gave them the best game of the national tournament. It was a one point game going into the last two minutes and we ended up losing that game and they went on to win the
after that, so I think a lot of people saw us as one of the top teams in the country.” With all that hype, the men started hot winning their first eight games of the season, rocketing them to the top of the NAIA rankings. Then conference play began and things came a bit unraveled. The Lancers lost three of their first four GSAC games and were consequently never able to regain some of the momentum they began the year with. The Lancer women followed suit, jumping out to a 10-3 record to open the season. However, the perennially difficult GSAC once again proved tough as molasses to wade through as the team struggled to stay near .500 in conference play all year. “Our conference has always been tough with at least the top five or six teams being competitive,” Danelle Bishop, women’s head coach, said. “This year I think it even went as deep as nine teams.” Both teams still had hopes of kindling some tournament magic going into conference playoffs, but were unable to do so. The men avenged a late season heartbreaking loss to Biola by beating the Eagles in the first round of the GSAC tournament, but were promptly ousted in the semis by Fresno Pacific. The women were unable to find their rhythm and lost in the first round to Point Loma Nazarene. Both coaches point to key personnel losses from their rosters as having contributed to this year’s results. “Going into the season we expected to be a top two or three team in our conference,”
Bishop said. “Brianna Estell, who was a (Division I) transfer, had knee surgery in October and then Bryana Williams, who led the conference in rebounding last year, tore her ACL and that kind of hurt our team. We were still competitive, but we weren’t able to do as well as we had hoped coming into the season.” The women ended the year 17-14 overall. For the men it was a mixture of grades and injury which depleted their ranks. “There went two guys (Matt Gonzales and Dave Cernin) who started for us last year, gone for academic reasons,” Collins said. Cernin had to sit out the first 14 games because of grade issues and Gonzales left the team. “Both averaged about 12 or 13 (points per game) last year. You have to be really good to do that in this conference. So that hurt.” Adding to the academic woes, Brandon Robinson suffered two injuries during the course of the year and missed significant time with each one. He, like the entire team, was never able to find his stride and timing. Though both coaches talked of some frustration, disappointment was not a term they were willing to use. Bishop continually praised her team for their unity and character. She also expressed great admiration for four time All-GSAC and three time All-American, Nicole Davis in her final year. “Nicole’s not only a great basketball player but she’s a tremendous person,” Bishop said. Collins had much of the same praise for his All-American, Roussin, and said that he was “extremely proud” of the way his team fought through injuries and compiled a very respectable 22-9 record.
Daytona, Get Ready for the Lancers!
BY BREANNA ARMSTRONG
SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR
Glued on smiles, eye-catching bows and hyper extended toe-touches filled the Long Beach State Pyramid for the King of the Bleachers cheerleading competition on Feb. 22. The California Baptist University cheerleaders came to bring the fire at the greatly attended competition. After placing third in the “X-treme” Games Invitational just two weeks before, the squad was determined to come back and make a name in the cheer industry that they have been working so hard for. After adding to the difficulty of their routine and sharpening it up to perfection, the CBU cheer squad left a lasting impression in the California cheer community. Throughout the entire performance, the routine held the eyes of the audience that filled the pyramid. The ladies won over the judges with their highenergy beaming throughout the entire competition. For many girls on the team, that feeling alone was a cheer career highlight. CBU placed an impressive second place over USC, UCSB, SBCC and Cal State Fullerton. Post show, the squad and CBU cheer coach, Wendy Rice, were constantly being approached by respective cheerleading organizations with praises and positive feedback. CBU cheer is off to a great start this competition season, and will be attending the NCA Cheer Nationals in Daytona, Fla., April 8-12. The ladies are working hard to perfect their routine and get to the level that will once again wow the audience. The cheer squad will be performing their routine in the Van Dyne Gymnasium on April 3, at 7 p.m., just days before they head off to nationals. Be sure to check this and their tentative competition schedule out at www.cbulancers.com.
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March 27, 2009 · Volume 56 · Issue 11
Andrew Collins takes his opponent to mat for another impressive win for the Lancers. (Photo by Kristin Vaughan)
BY ANDY DOYLE & JESSE PARKER Before the California Baptist University wrestling team stepped foot on the mat for their first ever tournament on Oct. 23, 2008, no one knew quite what to expect. Five months later, with a national tournament appearance and three All-Americans, it can be fair to say that their inaugural year has been a great success. “It was a solid first year, with a good group of guys. It takes time to learn the system but with all things combined they really worked hard and grew together,” John Petty, head coach, said. “This year has been about laying a foundation, not just on the mat but off the mat as well. It has been huge for setting the program up for the years to come.” Petty had nothing but positive things to say about his wrestlers; he has been greatly impressed with how hard they competed and how they handled themselves year-round. He also heaped praise on assistant coach, Roye Oliver, for his dedication and drive. “I feel really good about their effort. They were an awesome group of guys to work with this year,” Petty said. “Also it’s not just about wins and losses that count. Every time they fell down they got right back up, and that helps with their work ethic, not only will it give them success in wrestling but it will also propel them into manhood.”
Pride is high right now in the wrestling camp and history has been made as the Lancers team performance earned seven 2009 NAIA National Tournament invitations, and also sported three first time All-Americans; Lamaar Reed, Sam Fragoza and CJ Knowland. However, Petty went on to say the highlight of the season actually came outside of the wrestling confines, when six of his athletes gave their lives to the Lord. “Their spiritual development is the most important thing to us, then academics, followed by athletics as our third priority; we want to honor Christ in everything that we do,” Petty said. While Petty is pleased with the performance and work of his wrestlers, he is not about to be satisfied with the promise and success that his first season has shown. He knows the whole team needs to work hard in order to improve. Petty is a first-hand demonstration of how determined one must be in order to coach well and see a program succeed; as he stays actively involved with his sport 12 months a year. He works hard each day to recruit new athletes and to provide the current and future wrestlers with a better and permanent facility. As for what lies ahead for the wrestling
“Ihavenoregretsabouttheseason. Weleaveitallonthematandnever say “should’ve could’ve would’ve,” we had great support this year and we hope we will next year too.” program, Petty admits that the future looks bright. With three All-Americans and a roster that is made up primarily of freshmen and sophomore athletes, the Lancers are poised for great things in the coming years. “We want a national championship, and realistically for next year we want to be in the top five for sure. This year we had a young team, a half a team really, so I would be very surprised if we are not in the top end next year,” Petty said. With the addition of any new sport to a school comes the inherent risk of lack of support. This was not the case when wrestling
was added to the list of CBU programs. Petty was humbled by all the support shown to the program, none more so then when the school’s president, Ronald L. Ellis, arrived to support the wrestlers during the national championship. “The student body is always encouraging us and we want to pack that gym next year. We are the school’s team. We are here to represent the Lord and to represent the university,” Petty said. “I have no regrets about the season. We leave it all on the mat and never say ‘should’ve, could’ve, would’ve,’ we had great support this year and we hope we will next year too.”
March 27, 2009 · Volume 56 · Issue 11
CBU SWIMMERS MORE THAN JUST FAST BY JACOB BREEMS SENIOR WRITER
Success is nothing new for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program at California Baptist University. With more national titles than any other program at the school, they continued the trend with the men adding another championship banner to the rafters in the Van Dyne Gymnasium and the women finishing second in the country. One would think this would be a source of great pride for the architect of these perennial powerhouses, head coach, Rick Rowland. To an extent it is. However, in a recent interview with Rowland it was not until he got to talk about the kind of people his swimmers were that his eyes really lit up. “I’m not only excited about how they perform in the water,” Rowland said. “But what they do in the classroom, and the above 3.0 gpa as a group. I’m excited about the amount of kids that go on ISP trips and really make a strong stand for Christ. We have kids leading the NAIA devotions, meeting under the tower on the first day of prelims praying with 100 other NAIA athletes.” It is evident that the character of his team is what matters most to Rowland and this attitude is shining clearly through the actions of a women’s team that finished second at the Another national championship and runner-up for men’s and women’s swimming and diving at CBU only adds to the rich tradition of national tournament for the first time in five high quality students athletes associated with the program. (Photo by Kenton Jacobsen) years. “When our girls lost they were over immediately congratulating the SCAD this years men’s team and the dedication they (Savannah College of Art and Design) team,” showed. Guys like Barrett Wilson and Brad Rowland said. “I got a letter from SCAD, the Terwilliger, co-team captains who Rowland winners of the NAIA tournament, about how says led with their experience and drive. He classy our women were and what great sports talks about Bryan Haile whose work ethic is Name: Chelsea Gentry they are and how they really represented a “second to none” and Ben Wahlman’s vocal Christian university well. Those are the things leadership in the pool and spiritual leadership Year: Junior you like to hear about most.” out of it. The women’s team rallied to make an “They really push and challenge the guys in Team: Women’s water polo inspired run at the title despite some costly and out of the water to be the best they can be,” Major: Communications injuries to key team members in December. Rowland said. “It’s good. We need that.” They turned a possible 100 point plus loss into With so much success it is easy for a team to Favorite sports team: The Lakers only a 51 point defeat at nationals. The men become proud and complacent. Good fortune ran away with the national tournament title has been the ruin of many a dynasty. However Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes beating second place finisher Fresno Pacific by the foundations set in place by exemplary more than 200 points. student athletes and a coach concerned with Favorite music: Country Still it is the character of his swimmers to character over competition have this program which the conversation with Rowland returns. poised to flourish for years to come. Hero: My mom He speaks with pride about the athletes he “How classy our kids are and how they carry Photo courtesy of CBU Sports Best CBU memory: The road trips with the waterInformation. coaches and how they come early, leave late themselves outside of the pool, that’s what I’m polo girls. and still find time to be involved in numerous most proud of,” Rowland said. “I want a team other school activities; all while maintaining that’s representing Christ wherever they are. Best advice ever received: Life is short, live it! the aforementioned stellar academic track Whether it’s on campus, off campus, in and record. He shows pictures on the wall in his out of the classroom, wherever. This group of office of swimmers who were involved in kids really tried to walk the walk this year, they the 52-mile Catalina Channel Relay Double represented the university well. It’s more than Crossing which raised over $10,000 for the just being a fast swimmer, I think they have a Make-A-Wish foundation in 2007. good sense of balance in their lives and that’s Rowland talks about the seniors who led tough to find.”
LANCER ONE ON ONE