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The Hornet Fullerton College

Serving Fullerton College since 1922

Volume 98, Issue 5

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Colleges breathe a sigh of relief


CSU and UC transfer application deadline approaching. The deadline to apply to CSUs and UCs for Fall 2013 is November 30. If you’re interested in transferring and have met all the requirements, don’t forget to fill out your application. The Cadena and Transfer centers are offering services and workshops to assist you with the application process. The next available workshop will be on Thursday, November 15 at noon at the Cadena center. For more information on the application process, visit the Cadena/Transfer center in room 212 right next to the Cafeteria.

M.E.Ch.A. encourages you to donate goods. The M.E.Ch.A. club would like your help in providing goods to students less fortunate. This ongoing project will continue until November 19 and any nonperishable items will be accepted. Donation boxes are located throughout campus and you can visit the Writing center for box locations. For more information contact Andreaka Rivera at

UMADD fights substance abuse. University-Mothers against drunk driving is hosting Brick Wall, a fine arts contest, showcase and substance abuse awareness. It’s free to register and open to all forms of art which include, drawing, painting, dance, drama, film, spray paint art, photography, graphic design, poetry and music. For more information visit Stand up against substance abuse and break through to the other side! CORRECTION: The photo on page one in issue 4 on October 31 was miscaptioned. In the picture with President Vurdien, is Executive Director of the Fullerton College Foundation, Chuck Allen, not Bob Jensen.


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State officials believe the passing of Prop 30 is a step in the right direction. STEPHANIE ORNELAS News Editor

Photo by: Mark Sutton

Land of the Free: John Baker (left) and Veterans club president, David Flores celebrated with their fellow patriots.

Fullerton honors local Veterans

Students and staff show recognition with Veteran’s day celebration. STEPHANIE ORNELAS News Editor

Patriots both young and old were honored by the Fullerton community last Thursday in celebration of Veteran’s day. The event took place at the campus’s library courtyard where all veterans, guests and students and staff were offered food from Fullerton vendors, drinks and homemade barbecue. There were guest speakers, an open mic where veterans could share their own experiences. veterans were also able to participate in raffles. Tables were set up with different types of service uniforms and equipment for guests to walk by and pay their respects. During the open

mic, veterans were encouraged to stand up and express any kind of feelings, memories and advice they have to give to their fellow patriots and soon-to-be veterans. Guest speaker and Vietnam veteran, John Baker spoke to the community about his experiences and made it a point to bring light to all service members. “Some people make fun of us, whether it’s on TV, through magazines or in commercials but when they’re in trouble, we are the first ones they call,” said Baker. Baker went on to discuss his experiences in the service and what it was like “spying on the enemy.” The importance of a new and old generations of Veterans coming together meant a lot to Baker. “It’s very important for us to all stick together. The young people need to look at the older Veterans and understand why they are here and what they have done to get here.”

Different vendors from all around Fullerton were there to support the event including Heroes bar and grill, an extremely popular restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Fullerton. “We want to give back to the community and we appreciate what all these men and women have done for us. They’ve done a lot and deserve all the recognition they get. We are very happy to be here,” said owner, Jack Franklyn. Vendors from Heroes donated their time and made cooked food for the event, Hubert’s Lemonade was there donating drinks, fivehour energy and 95.5 KLOS was there with a DJ providing music. There were recruiters from the U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy and the U.S. army there to show their support to their fellow Veterans and to give aid to any students interested in being in the service. SEE VETERANS, PAGE 3

Grant gives aid to student mothers Soroptimist women’s grant will help students and their families. SARAH NEGRETE Hornet Reporter

Women who are both pursuing an education as well as caring for their families on FC’s campus now have the opportunity to collect grant money through the Women’s Opportunity Award Association. The WOA is an undergraduate program established on campus since 1972 and offers applications once a year to assist women in giving them a second chance at a happy life with less stress about their finances. The program also aids

women who have been in abusive relationships, single parent mothers, or those who have struggled with all types of addictions. This year’s chairwoman of WOA and active lead member of Fullerton’s Soroptomist club Cathy Weflen believes that this program is highly beneficial for women who are serious about their future. “The award program is for women who deserve the help and another chance at a successful life in school and with their families. It is definitely a boost to accomplishing goals.” The award given to qualifying women is a $1,000 grant money that can be used towards school, home expenses, food etc. Student Indira Inzunza, mother of two says, “I think this is a great

opportunity for women who need help with school. It’s one less worry and we can continue to set a good example for our children.” Women looking to participate in the program have to simply be the primary financial support source for their dependent families. Some requirements also include being actively enrolled in an undergraduate school, vocational school or a trade school. Active employment is not required to qualify for any type of grant or assistance from the association. To find out what you are entitled to, you must complete two written references and the WOA application before this year’s deadline, December 14. For more information contact Cathy Weflen at

Community college officials expressed relief in a statewide teleconference after the elections, as voters said yes to Proposition 30. The proposition, that is designed to give financial aid to colleges and universities all over the state, is said to bring over $200 million to the college system. “California came to its senses and did not let us down,” said Constance Carroll, San Diego Chancellor. Proposition 30 will raise income taxes for those who make $200,000 per year and in return Colleges will be able to keep the main courses they have without having to endure further cuts. “We were able to avoid a $130 million loss,” said LA Community College District Chancellor, Daniel LaVista. LaVista went on to explain that 8,000 more students can be served, an increase in section count of 200, and there will not be a loss of 25,000 seats. Although Prop. 30 is a tremendous help to the state’s education budget, officials pointed out that the state will not see an immediate turn around and it will take some time for a full recovery. Community colleges have endured over $800 million in cuts over just three years. “Although it will still be an uphill battle, proposition 30 stops the bleeding and now we are just recovering,” said California Community College Chancellor, Brice Harris. According to Harris, the main focus will be opening up general education classes and making it easier for students to transfer to four year colleges. He noted classes could be added as early as next semester. State officials also wanted to bring light to student resource programs like workforce facilities and career training programs. Helen Benjamin, Chancellor of the East Bay area was confident, already beginning to plan for next semester. “We’ve already put classes into the schedule just in case. Prop. 30 gives students a chance,” said Benjamin. Harris concluded by stating, “Thank you to the students for going to the polls. Democracy really does work.”

Save the date!


CAMPUS INCIDENT REPORT November 5 through November 12

Your listing of campus events and deadlines November 1- 20

M.E.Ch.A Thanksgiving food drive 8:00 a.m.- 5:00p.m. Hosted by: M.E.Ch.A club Location: Campus wide For more information contact: Adela Lopez (714) 992-7504

November 14- 20

Spirit Squad cookie dough sale 12:00 p.m.- 11:45p.m. Hosted by: FC physical education For more information contact: Alix Plum Widner (714) 992- 7482

November 13

Men’s and women’s chorale 7:30- 9:30p.m. Hosted by: Women’s Chorale Location: Wilshire Auditorium For more information contact: John Tebay (714) 992-7296

November 13

J Train and Big Bang 8:00- 10:00p.m. Hosted by: FC Vocal Jazz Location: Campus Theatre For more information contact: Jamie Shew (714) 992- 7286

November 14

Financial aid workshop 10:00-11:30a.m. Hosted by: FC financial aid Location: College Center room 229 For more information contact: Laurie Schwiebert (714) 732-5285

November 14

Annual Thanksgiving Feast Child Development lab 12:00- 1:00p.m. Hosted by: Social Science Location: Room 1830 For more information contact: Jennifer Pierson (714)992-7069

November 15

Invisible war film screening & Panel 3:00-7:30p.m. Hosted by: FC social sciences Location: 1440 Lecture Hall For more information contact: Jodi Balma (714) 992- 7522

November 15

Brickwall 4:00-9:00p.m. Hosted by: FC health services Location: Wilshire auditorium For more information contact: Deanna Farsakh (714) 992-7093

November 16

Writers and Readers performances 6:00-10:00p.m. Hosted by: Writers club Location: Theatre Arts lab rm 1310 For more information contact: William Mittler (714) 732-5700

November 16

Cabana Boys 8:00- 10:00p.m. Hosted by: FC Music department Location: 1100-Music Recital hall For more information contact: Katharin Rundus (714) 992-7284

November 15

Christian students bible study 12:00-1:30p.m. Hosted by: FC Christian Club Location: rm 229 For more information contact: Jason Galavan (714) 342-8433

November 15

Black Student Union meeting 1:00-2:00p.m. Hosted by: Black student union Location: Room 1427 For more information contact: Andre Strong (714) 732-5381

November 19

President’s open forum 2:00-3:00p.m. Hosted by: President’s office Location: College Center room 224 For more information contact: Shannon Brown (714) 732-5050

November 27

Holiday Art Sale 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Hosted by: FC art Gallery Location: Art Gallery 1000 building For more information contact: Carol Henke (714) 992- 7269

November 27

Visiting Writer event 6:30-9:00p.m. Hosted by: FC Humanities Location: Campus Theatre For more information contact: Amanda Walzer-Prieto (714) 992-7333

Deadline to apply to UCs and CSUs: November 30

FALL 2012

1. Vandalism 594 P.C. November 5, 2012 800 building 2. Petty Theft 488 P.C. November 5, 2012 200 building 3. Drugs on Campus (11357b H&S P.C.) Marijuana November 6, 2012 Staff Lot C West 4. Drugs on Campus (11377a H&S P.C.) Marijuana November 6, 2012 Staff Lot C West

Construction Site No Access Staff Parking

Construction Staging Area – Limited Access

Campus Quad Construction Site No Access

Bridge Access: Temporarily unavailable due to construction

Visitor Parking


5. Drugs on Campus (11377a H&S P.C.) Mushrooms November 8, 2012 FC Parking Structure Level C

Campus Safety encourages students to report any wrong doing they may happen to witness. It also must be noted that anonymity is always an option. If you see something out of the ordinary, contact campus safety. (714) 992- 7080

Fullerton College celebrates the dead

FC brings the night alive with Dia de los Muertos Celebration. MARIAH DURAN Local Editor

Family and friends came to honor their deceased loved ones as FC hosted Dia De los Muertos at the centennial walkway. Guests came dressed up with their faces painted as skulls and flowers in their hair. The celebration consisted of face painting, free food and beverages, decorative altars, and traditional LatinAmerican dances. “I celebrate this tradition not only because I’m from Mexico but because I feel a sense of connection with my ancestors,” said student Gabriela Vavuvet. There was great diversity at

the event that brought much attention to the Latin-American Culture. In honor of their deceased loved ones many people created traditional altars where they placed the late individual’s favorite food, beverages, memorabilia, pan de muerto, a type of Hispanic bread as well as a personal photo. These are only some of the traditional ways to celebrate the holiday. “I’m performing a dance called Folklorico, it’s a Mexican tradition and a way to honor my ancestors” said student Jessica Estrada. While some guests honored family and friends, other people honored deceased celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Selena Perez. “I like Selena. I look at her background and i see that she

was an important person to the Hispanic culture,” Said student Felicites Madid. Members of Mecha, Association Students, and the Dream Team supported Dia de los Muertos with their own contributions to the event. Mecha ran a photo booth and held their own altar. Students also took this time to honor immigrants and their families. “I want to bring attention to the immigrants that lost their lives crossing here from Mexico. It’s not an easy thing to deal with and there were a lot of people impacted by family members dying,” said Dream Team member Ricardo Muniz. Dia de los Muertos was celebrated on November 1 at 6p.m. and carried on until the late evening.

Food drive helps students in need Thanksgiving food drive will bring less fortunate students a festive holiday. BRITTANY GONZALES Hornet Reporter

“Unity makes strength.” This is the logo M.E.Ch.A stands by. The student organization has been involved with Fullerton College in hosting the Thanksgiving food drive to help students this holiday season. They have placed decorative cardboard boxes around campus to collect cans and non-perishable foods. With students struggling to find jobs and trying to get as many classes available, the campus hopes this will bring aid to students who need it most. Boxes sit in various areas of campus and students can also drop off items at the booth that M.E.Ch.A. has in front of the

cafeteria. They encourage all students to participate and hope to bring awareness to this resource. This event is strictly hosted by the students for the students. M.E.Ch.A has been putting on this event for over 40years and also encourages students to visit the FC Food Bank on Tuesdays and Wednesdays In room 1955. This is made to help support with supplies and food for students in need. They help as many students as the budget can afford. “Not a lot of people know We don’t know if they are too scared or they are just not informed but we’re here and we aren’t going anywhere,” said Name Last, FC Food Bank. M.E.Ch.A encourages you to participate in the food drive whether you’re a Photo by Jenny Montes de Oca student who donates or a student in need. For box locations, visit Happy Holidays: The food bank is open to students and is located in room 1955. the Cadena Cultural Center.




Professor chosen as OC weekly’s ‘best of 2012’

Ethnic Studies professor, Jerry Padilla was voted best community college professor. SULEYMI RECINOS Hornet Reporter

For forty one years of his life Gerald Padilla, Ethnic Studies Professor at Fullerton College has devoted his time to teaching and inspiring students. OC Weekly’s current issue nominated and selected Padilla best community college professor in the best of 2012 section. He has taught ethnic studies, California history, Chicano and native American history. Padilla was mostly known for making his courses interesting where each student was required to take off three Saturdays a semester. Students had the opportunity to go to Pow-wows, cemeteries, and Los Angeles to tour little Tokyo He has taught at Fullerton College for forty years of his teaching career. This is partly because of his personal to the Fullerton community and the land the college is on. He attended the college for two years, was born and raised in Fullerton and his father used to live and work on the land where the library is currently.

Padilla still continues to be connected to the campus by being proactive with the activities and students. He is one of the co organizers for day of the dead and supports many other activities hosted by the Cadena Transfer Center throughout the semester. Past semesters he has taken students on field trips to Arizona, New Mexico and Indian reservations. “I am very connected to the campus. I go to the games and I’m one of the few teachers that goes and it’s good that students know I take time out of my life to support and be there for them,” said Padilla. “It makes me feel good that I’m actually recognized for my life commitment,” said Padilla. He earned his bachelor of arts degree at California State University Fullerton in History and his Masters’ in American history at the University of California Los Angeles. “I come from the first generation of graduate school students that wrote the curriculum for ethnic studies,” said Padilla. In his past he has also been recognized by the Hispanic Education Endowment Fund in 1998, for best Hispanic community college professor of the year. “Past students from the

seventies, eighties and nineties have emailed me and told me that I well deserved it,” said Padilla. He feels it is his duty to teach to repay his mother back. His mother grew up in La Habra at a time when there was segregation within the schools. He was able to instill in his three daughters the importance of a higher education. They all attended college and are currently professionals. One of his daughters is currently a professor at Georgetown University. “I am the stepping stone between my mother and my daughters,” said Padilla. The OC Weekly quotes Padilla as “legendary, engaging his students with witty banter and heavy pedagogy, all with an enthusiasm befitting a kindergarten teachers.” Students are inspired by him and his teaching. If students are interested in enrolling in Padilla’s classes visit the Ethnic Studies Department in the 1400 building. “Jerry Padilla’s courses make me love going to school. His field trips are meaningful and I get a lot out of his classes,” said Johnathan Reyes, Sophomore at Fullerton College. Padilla currently teaches American Studies and Introduction to Chicano studies on campus.

Photo by Jenny Montes De Oca

Grade A: Ethnic Studies Professor Padilla is known for making his classes meaningful to students with unique trips and activities.

Veteran’s Day Celebration brings light to college resources From page 1

One thing the veterans wanted to bring awareness to was the recourses FC offers them. Besides adapting to a new lifestyle, Veterans face the challenge of starting over as a student. The Veteran’s resource center is a tool for all student veterans where they can have access to computers, printers, counselors and recreational activities. “As Veterans, we are given so many opportunities. I don’t want my peers to feel discouraged” said student, Paul Lee, who served in Iraq. FC also has a veteran’s club on campus for students to be a part of. “All Veterans have a voice and we are here to listen,” said David Flores, President of the Veteran’s club. One resource Martha Huff, former FC student and Vice Commander of the 29th district, wanted to encourage was MST, Military Sexual Trauma. This is to aid women sexually abused while in the military. “I believed in what I did,” said Huff. “Being a female Marine is not easy but I wanted it that bad.”

Home of the brave: From left to right: Doug Wolven, Ken Olsen and Bob Dobson barbecue for guests at the event.

Health Center stands behind a smoke-free campus ‘Great Smokeout’ encourages students to quit smoking SULEYMI RECINOS Hornet Reporter

The health center hosted The Great Smokeout to promote non smoking to Fullerton College students. The goal was to bring awareness to the harmful effects smoking causes and the services the health center provides to students if they need help to quit smoking. The Great Smokeout is held on the Quad with a booth with free pamphlets and “quit smoking” kits. Free blood pressure checks are also done and the health educator is available for students to ask questions.

Posters hung along the booth to provide more visuals of what exactly is in a cigarette and how it effects the environment since the filter is not biodegradable. The kits contain oral aids such as: toothpicks, lollipops, chapstick, gum, and rubber bands. These are some of the items used to help promote being smoke free. “Smokers use hand to mouth coordination and they need things to stay busy with,” said Deanna Farsakh, Health Educator at FC. According to the last survey conducted in 2010 at Fullerton College, by the National College Health Association, 9 percent of students admitted to smoking daily. Of those 1000 students that were surveyed, 29 percent


Photo by: Mark Sutton

admitted to smoking in the last 30 days. “The three hardest things for people to quit are: nicotine, caffeine and heroin,” said Farsakh. Some reasons why individuals may smoke are: stress, emotional, boredom and peer pressure.” It is a responsibility to promote nonsmoking, healthy behaviors, and to raise awareness.” Students can come in to the health center to receive all kinds of services to help quit smoking. “This event is always successful, we connect with at least a few hundred students and even if the information is not for themselves at least its for someone they know.” said Farsakh.

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4 LOCAL Fullerton’s mayor takes to State Assembly Sharon Silva talks about her success on her Election. MARIAH DURAN Local Editor

The race to be State Assembly Member for district 65 was a close call for Sharon Silva, who turned out victorious in her campaign. Silva described the race as a “nail biter” and her votes were 1,000 ahead of her competitor, Republican Chris Norby. “Nobody believed I would win, it’s very exciting. I probably won’t start until the end of December but I’ve already been invited to Sacramento for training,” said State Assembly Member Sharon Silva. Just like college Silva now has to learn new policies and procedures for her term. Many individuals, a lot of volunteers from Fullerton College, and older people helped contribute to her campaign. Silva had to raise enough money to support her campaign and saw it as a marathon race. “I had to work incredibly hard, nothing is a substitute, I worked

everyday, but like the tortoise and hare, slow and steady wins the race,” said Silva. Silva has lived in Fullerton since she was two and attended Fullerton College, UCLA, and Cal State Fullerton and has a degree in sociology. Silva also has been an education teacher for 27 years and she has learned that it is very important for schools to have enough equity. She has three jobs a part time teacher, Mayor, and now in the State Assembly.

economic vitality and is looking to get jobs for people in the community. “I’m looking at investing in education and get jobs for the people,” She also plans on focusing on education and its costs. “We cannot build a brighter future if “I had to work college costs keep incredibly hard, higher education out of reach for nothing is a substitute,” so many,” states -Sharon Quirk-Silva Silva. State Assembly Member for Silva also District 65 states that she wants to be able to speak for those voices that “It’s been a really difficult, Photo By Karla Cuellar, The Hornet can’t be heard; challenging time after Kelly State Assembly Member: Sharon Quirk-Silva unprivileged Thomas. I want our city to be enjoying her time at Down Town Fullerton. families and more aware and look at what we situation ever occurred again and struggling schools, and is making need to do to improve,” is now taking action to ensure the it a priority to help show them The case of Kelly Thomas police have proper training. a connection for the tools they called for some changes and Silva “I support out Police Department need. recognized that the Fullerton and I will be watchful to make “There are a lot of resources Police Department needed more sure it will never happen again.” that families don’t use, that they proper training in case Thoma’s Silva plans to provide an don’t know they have access too,

Fullerton Community Raises awareness on Homeless Fullerton reaches out to the homeless. DANIELLE PARMENTIER Hornet Reporter

“He owned his own business...lost it... separated from his wife... and ended up homeless” explained Marissa Norys, the Volunteer Coordinator for the homeless support organization of Mercy House, speaking about one of the many men at the respected non-profit. This story is one that she has heard many Photo By Mariah Duran, The Hornet times. “Homelessness A memorial for kelly Thomas is seen at can really happen Fullerton’s Downtown Bus Station for anyone to pay their respects. to anybody” Norys realities of having no elaborated. Homeless citizens of place to go. Over 18,000 people local cities have become Mercy House in Orange County are a concern to many, “provides housing homeless according which is reflected in the and comprehensive to OC Community views of many Fullerton supportive services for Services, which, in a residents since the a variety of homeless population of over 3 tragic beating death of million inhabitants, may populations” as the now well-known explained in their not seem like much, homeless Fullerton Mission Statement. They but more people are native, Kelly Thomas. losing their houses each provided assistance “A lot of families for over 3,300 nonday to rent increases, in Fullerton suffer, duplicated people last foreclosures, sudden food banks have year alone, in just one unexpected expenses more requests then of the several programs and often, job loss. ever before last they offer indicates Families, single men year,” said CA State that the homelessness and women of all ages, Assemblywoman trend is not just staying and even seniors are Sharon Silva, reiterating the same, but growing losing their residences how deep the issue has leaving them to face the worse. become.

Organizations like Mercy House are ready and able to provide assistance for those in need of shelter, transitional living and even those at risk of becoming homeless throughout cities all across the county and have referrals for those in need who don’t live within county lines. Losing a home happens for a variety of reasons. Mental illness, divorce, physical disabilities and illnesses account for many of the common causes of losing a home and these causes are becoming more difficult to overcome. Assistance is given a little more around this the holidays, but all help is welcome year round. Finding the time to donate skills, time, money or items is essential in supporting the homeless and Mercy House is accepting volunteers for several programs, including teaching valuable classes about life skills. For more information regarding volunteering with Mercy House, contact Marissa at MarissaN@mercyhouse. net or at 714-836-7188 ext. 112. It’s the time to think about the community.

like food banks,” said Silva. Silva takes government issues outside her office walls and likes to meet people in coffee shops and does her best to be available for manners that are concerning people. Silva’s parents taught her to not squander opportunities and to be a leader who understands that her decisions make a huge impact on the people she speaks for. Silva has made it a point to be active in the community and because of her deeds she was named “Woman of the Year” in 2007 by state Sen. Lou Correa and has also received the Harry Truman Award for Democratic in Orange County for her public services and has served two years in Fullerton Community Services Commission. She has also created the popular “Walk and Talk” program in which she leads citizens on walks through specific areas of the community and discusses issues of concern to citizens. She also instituted her annual “Women in Leadership” program in which women in business and education in Fullerton are recognized. Silva wants to serve the people the best she can to represent Fullerton proudly.

Night Owl opens its Poetry Night Poets open the night to share artistic talents. SARAH NEGRETE Hornet Reporter

Last Sunday was the Night Owl coffee shop’s first poetry night of the year. Fullerton’s Night Owl is known for their popular musical open mike nights every Tuesday of the week. The small stage in the corner of the shop gives poets and artists a chance to share their poetry, their inner selves, and artistic views to those who can find a seat in the dimmed and trendy shop. Owner Joe Rosati opened the Night Owl last year with intentions of allowing his customers to enjoy the gourmet desserts and art on the walls, as well as use their stage dedicated to the creation of music. Current employee John Stringfield and former employee Andy Paniagua suggested that not only music was popular amongst Fullerton’s night crowd, but poetry would bring just as many participants. “We just had a meeting, us three. It was Andy’s idea to bring poetry into the Night Owl, and now we plan to have this every second Sunday of the month at 9 p.m. each night it’s held,” Stringfield said. Many people came to the event to listen to the poetry, to support their friends and family who stepped up on stage, and to even share their own poetry or their favorite poems or song lyrics. Some poets were shy, yet willing

to share, while others clearly have passion to share poetry with an audience. Poet Buncha Laohapanich shared his poetry for the first time at the Night Owl. “I was told about poetry night by a good friend of mine. I was interested about this event because I used to share my poetry to friends in college, as well as larger groups and roommates of mine,” Laohapanich said. Other poets such as Brian Zaldana memorized his selfwritten poetry and performed with a great delivery for his friends who came to support him. “I know an employee who works here, and he told me to come try it out. I’ve been to open mike nights before, so I wasn’t too nervous,” Zaldana said. Anyone can come to the Night Owl to share their poetry and musical talents. Signups for each open mike night and poetry night are held 10-15 minutes before the mike is set up at 9 p.m. Any kind of purchase from the shop is required for signups. There is a 15 person limit for each event night, and each performer has six minutes to share. The Night Owl promotes individuality and self-expression, but requires all material to be appropriate for all audiences. For more information and upcoming events, or poet nights check their website at www. Or call them at (714) 525-0305.



New exhibit highlights Pat Oliphant artistic views.

“Ideas on free speech is what and activities. this exhibit focuses on. People This exhibit is being publicized may not agree with him but to the community, K-12 schools, it gets conversations going on colleges, and political science hot topics,” said Aimee Aul, departments. The first Thursday By SULE RECINO Fullerton Museum Educator. of every month visitors pay only Hornet Reporter This entire exhibit features $2. Docent tours are given by the concept of leadership and museum volunteers at 6:30 pm Leadership, a complete expresses Oliphant’s opinion. first Thursday of every month. exhibit is showcasing at the “Many colorful figures were Regular museum hours are Fullerton Museum from running the country at that time Mondays: closed, Tuesdays October 5, 2012 to January 6, and this exhibit shows who was and Wednesdays: 12-4 pm, 2013. This exhibit showcases really calling the shots here,” Thursdays: 12-8pm and Friday Pat Oliphant, political said Aul. through Sunday 12- 4pm. For cartoonist for The New York Events will continue more information visit www. Times and renowned Pulitzer throughout the time of the prize winner. This features exhibition such as: Stroller his sketches and india ink Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Santa Fe , New Mexico brigade for toddlers every drawings and sculptures of Wednesday until Art Work: Nine Eleven where Uncle Sam comes to our rescue. key points in president George of Trustees approved of this December 19 visitors W. Bush’s term in office from exhibit two years ago and it fits Other artworks such as the can come with their 2001-2008. The exhibit also perfectly with this year’s election United States involvement with children to enjoy features some of his most recent campaign. the Iraq war, where President crafts and story telling, drawings from this past summer Leadership, 2007 his most George Bush is depicted for An evening with regarding some contemporary symbolic sculpture and the starting the war without true Pat Oliphant will be issues such as the U.S. Secret name of the entire exhibit shows consent, as former President Bill December 8 where he Service scandal during President Cheney holding a gun and Clinton was leaving the White will discuss current Barack Obama’s term that serious faced, a horse that is House after the end of his term issues with visitors and occurred earlier this year. meant to represent the united and the familiar Uncle Sam. draw some artwork as Oliphant’s work is a loan from states of America, and President The artist’s process in the he is being filmed and the Susan Conway galleries in George W. Bush on top of the exhibit is seen his first draft Family Day January 6 Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Santa Fe , New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico. horse features in a small jester sketches alongside his final ink where families can come Art Work: Stop Arguing and Charge. The city of Fullerton’s Board costume. draft. and enjoy arts and crafts msmc-0911-fullerton_msmc-0911-fullerton 9/11/11 2:16 PM Page 1 The


Hornet Columnist

ADOGZILLA This week we honor our veterans for what they have risked to protect our freedom and the freedom of those around the world. Monday was full of parades and festivals making everyone remember how amazing it is to be an American. Veteran’s day has always been a day filled with traditions revolved around food, much like most American traditions. Thinking of America’s food traditions, several things come into mind: Superbowl Sunday, neighborhood barbecues, “instagraming” your lunch, going to a baseball game and getting a good old fashion hot dog. Sometimes, however, just a normal hot dog doesn’t quite hit the spot. Dogzilla takes your everyday hot dog it fuses them together with a culinary spin only the most adventurous of palettes would guess. Winning “the best wiener” in 7 different categories makes this truck on of the best in OC hands down. Especially with dogs like the Dogzilla, an all beef frank topped


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Faculty Dance concert

Bollywood, Tap, Lyrical, & Michael Jackson

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Dance concert brings brilliant performances for fall faculty concert.


The dance department’s newest concert presented in the Campus Theatre November 9-10 showed a very clear and appreciated sign of progression from previous years. One of the biggest joys of the show was the atmosphere crafted by Lighting Director Kuo Lung “Ken” Kai. Each number took on an emotion, a life in itself that helped bring across the story. Artistic Director Melanie Kay Rosa was quick to reference Ken’s mastery and her excitement at having him for both this concert and Spring’s. The biggest excitement was the feeling of evolution from the pieces. The choreography looked more advanced and the dancers executed it well. This can probably be attributed to the fact dancers are taped all during the week of tech rehearsals. The dancers can then view the tape backstage to correct any mistakes. “It tells us where we mess up in formations or where we’re placing our

hands,” revealed dancer Meredith Cuevas. “We will even go back and rewind it to catch anything we miss.” The concert only allows 2 slots for student pieces, and this year they were awarded to Fernando Casas, Issa Hourani and Ismael Rumbo. Out of the 20 auditioned, their performances showed the most potential to the faculty of the dance department. “We look for an investment and a trajectory,” said Artistic Director Robyn Conrad. Hourani’s and Rumbo’s “Lead Us Not (The Greatest Treason)” was the first standout performance of the night. The lyrical, moody dance was dark and full of angst. Set to the music of Florence + the Machine it presented only a small façade of a story about abuse and the take and give of a relationship. Ismael Casas’ “Mumbai Love” was the ideal closer to the first act. The Bollywood-themed number was full of over-the-top romance, humor and beautiful costumes. Casas himself created the colorful costumes. “It wasn’t easy but it was worth it.” Other performances within the first half of the show, such as

Pop Icon: Dance students hit a pose for Michael Jackson theme

faculty member Lisa M. Bates’ “19” and “People Help the People” were unforgettable. “19” most notably was a creepy, all-men performance that was quiet and served as a introspective into the psyche of disturbed men.“My inspiration was the new season of American Horror Story,” said Bates. “I love that show.” The concert’s second act opened with Conrad’s “X”. Choreography was a collaboration of the class and Conrad to come up with something interesting. By far, the most exciting, theatrical piece was the Michael Jackson tribute finale “This Place Hotel”. The tribute was bittersweet and reminiscent of the talent of the icon. However, the finale definitely showed the talent residing here in our own dance department. The fall semester’s dance concert showed a growth and maturity that’s exciting for the department to explore. We can only imagine what this Emotional Movement: Kenneth Teo and Aneiki Randolph express love Spring’s concert will present to an audience, but we have the brilliant performances of Fall to “Dancing is who we are, hold us over until then.

“ It was really exciting to see everyone grow and be apart of the production” -Victor Hugo

it’s not just what we do. Bringing emotion to life with every movement.” -Aneiki Randolph




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Halo 4 players be prepared: The action packed video game continues with the epic storyline while including some new visuals and options

Halo 4 keeps gamers addicted Mom and Dad, don’t bother me, I’m busy playing the new Halo.

However, only half the ship made it through a slip space portal, leaving the Chief and his A.I. Cortana drifting in space on half of a ship. SCOTT MORRIS Halo 4 picks up with the Chief Hornet Reporter waking up from cryo-sleep to realize 4 years have passed, and The long anticipated release the ship is getting pulled into of Halo 4 has finally arrived! a Forerunner planet named Since the announcement by Requiem. Microsoft at the E3 2011, Halo This planet is habited by fans have been waiting with cybernetic constructs called great expectations. Prometheans who are being After Bungie inc. separated controlled by an evil that is far from Microsoft in 2007, they worse than the Covenant forces decided that Halo Reach would he is used to. be the last game in the Halo So, once again, it is up to the series that they would develop. Master Chief to save mankind 343 Industries took off the while also being in a mad rush production of Halo 4, making to save Cortana, who’s expiration this game its debut production. date is long past due. Any Halo fan will agree that Overall the game does a great Bungie left some big shoes to fill job at following the story line but 343i seems to have passed and keeps you interested as only with flying colors. Halo can do. The story picks up after the The close attention to detail end of Halo 3 where the Master with the new Mark VII spartan Chief, John-117, and the Arbitor suits and cinematic clips just escaped a self destructing throughout the game make it halo on a USNC frigate named definitely worth the wait. the Forward Unto Dawn.

The graphics done by 343i are almost identical to that of Bungie, making the transition to this company that much easier. To those who do not necessarily care about the storyline and are more interested in the online game play, fear not. Most online players are still emotionally scarred after how horrendous it was to play Halo Reach. However Halo 4 seems to be improving so far. Small team game types like Infinity Slayer allow a player to build up kill streak rewards, giving you options on having new weapons, ammo, grenades, or armor upgrades dropped to your location. Big team battles do not have this option but make up for it with increased amounts of vehicles and truly larger maps. The ability to customize your armor has only slightly changed. A player can still change everything from his armor type, to his color, to even his visor tint.

The only difference is now you build up credit through scoring high on maps, then the player must buy the armor. In addition, players have the option to customized load-outs, so they can spawn with guns of their choosing, as well as different grenade types, armor upgrades and armor abilities. 343i has done a tremendous job taking over the Halo nation so far. They have their kinks to work out on Halo 4, but what game doesn’t after only a week of being released? Overall, Halo 4 is a game that is worth buying for any gamer.

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Movie Night: Bond rises with Skyfall / Wreck-it Ralph breaks records Skyfall, the 23rd installment of the Bond series hits theaters. MARK SUTTON

Hornet Managing Editor

50 years later, and Britain’s most distinguished MI6 Agent is back, Daniel Craig puts the suit back on and revs up the Aston once again for the latest James Bond movie in “Skyfall” that hit theaters on Friday, Nov. 9. This time MI6 is facing a threat that now exists in the common era of modernity; the adaption of Special Forces against the new age of technology vs. old business tactics that were easier to track. Bond faces a ghost villain who has taken full advantage of the modern eras use of technology making it nearly impossible to take down like normal. Not only is the world of Special Forces up against new odds, but Bond’s up against new odds as well human nature. Is James Bond still able to uphold the qualifications that are necessary for that of a 00-Agent for MI6? Skyfall takes the audience not only on an adventure of challenges facing MI6

REVIEW and Bond in the new modern era of technological advancement and that of age, but a trip to the past as well. In this adventure more history is revealed about MI6 as well as history of James Bond prior to MI6. Some answers are given to questions that will surprise the audience. Many events are set into place that bring this new world of James Bond up to what older audiences remember with older Bond movies. Character relationship stories are built and revealed about James Bond, Agent M, Agent Q-QuarterMaster, as well as a few others. Just like always, Skyfall does not disappoint, 007 is up to his normal classic tactics, suave charm, rugged personality, and of course gets a girl along the way. Between explosions, car chases and gun fights Bond brings on thrills to the audiences in 007: SkyFall.



Animated film brings game classics together, for a journey of self discovery and laughter. DYLAN HUGHES News Editor

Disney-Pixar’s “Wreck -it Ralph” is a entertaining look into the secret lives of video game characters, and what happens behind the scenes. The film contains all the humor and visuals that pixar films are known for, and also contains a fair amount of references to gaming history that older viewers will identify with as well. John C.Riley plays Ralph, a video game bad guy who grows tired of his role in life and seeks to become something else. His struggle to change his role in life ends up setting events in motion that spiral out of his control. During his journey Ralph meets a little girl named Vanellope Von Schweetz, played by Sarah Silverman. The dynamic between these two is one of the most entertaining parts of the film as Riley and Silverman trade quips back and forth and mock each-other throughout their time together.

REVIEW One of the best parts of the film is how it intertwines contemporary and retro gaming references. There are many cameos from icons of gaming from Pac-man to Sonic the Hedgehog. Jane Lynch’s Character, the no nonsense aggressive sergeant Calhoun, fits her perfectly, and she commands attention whenever she is onscreen. Her interaction with Jack McBrayer’s happy-go-lucky character Fix-it Felix, creates some hilarious moments. One of the main themes of the film is whether or not it is one’s background that defines them or if it is the choices they make. Throughout the film that is the central issue that Ralph struggles with as he attempts to break free from his label as a “bad guy” and make his own destiny. The film has enough humor, wit and emotional appeal that everyone can find something they can enjoy.





Election night leads to many firsts across the nation


Is the Electoral Collage needed?

This past election we saw millions of Americans vote on two different visions of a future for the nation, and while in the electoral college vote, Obama won the majority, in the popular vote he was almost neck and neck with Romney. The almost evenly split popular vote is a sign of a nation divided, and calls into question whether or not the current system for elections represents the will of the nation as a whole, or a select few. The Electoral College was a system devised as a buffer between the population and the election of the president, originally intended to protect the rights of the newly formed states and prevent a tyrant from manipulating the population to come to power. However we have progressed much as a nation in 200 years, and people are much more informed now, and communication more rapid than in the time of the systems creation. Keeping the process out of an antiquated belief that the people have to be protected from themselves seems to go against the values that we have fought to uphold. There are many criticisms of the Electoral College, and one that we saw become evident in this election is that it reduces the amount of people voting.

President Barack Obama has been re-elected for another fouryear term in an election that showed just how divided the nation currently is. During the president’s victory speech, people gathered were emotional and excited, with some shedding tears of joy and some of hope, many people are counting on the next four years to be different. With a second term now guaranteed, President Obama is setting his sights abroad, planning a four-day tour of Southeast Asia to begin this week with stops in Thailand and Cambodia. The trip caps a yearlong effort by the Obama administration to encourage democratic government in the region, as well as the efforts of human rights advocate Aung San Suu Kyi, with whom the president met in September. Barack Obama has said the wealthy must pay more taxes to help reduce the deficit. Under any political deal to avert a looming budget crisis. He said congress must act against the so-called fiscal cliff, a package of tax rises and

Less people voted in this election than in 2008, and only 60 percent of registered voters came out to make their voice known. The problem is that in states that are not “swing” states there is little motivation to cast a ballot when you know that no matter what you do a small group of people is going to decide the outcome of the election anyway. Candidates have won the office before without winning the popular vote because they controlled the right combination of states that ensured victory. Turning control of the election back to the people would make candidates more accountable as they would have to make a better effort to convince the nation as a whole that they are the best suited for the position and not just the select few states that they feel are strategically important. It is not unreasonable to believe that a direct democracy model would be more beneficial to all as it would motivate voters to be more active as they would have confidence that their vote mattered, and it would make prospective candidates more accountable to the nation as a whole. It’s time to stop holding onto the past and entrust the people of this nation to make the choice of who will represent them.

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spending cuts due next year. The Obama health care plan is presented as a health care bill that aims to turn the ObamaCare plan into laws that will help millions of Americans who are not provided for under the current health care plan. Proposition 30. which raises California’s sales tax to 7.5 percent from 7.25 percent- a 3.45 percent increase over current law, it is noteworthy that the approval of Prop. 30 is the first time since 2004 that California voters have approved a proposition that included tax increases. Prop. 30 allocates temporary tax revenues 89 percent to kindergarden to twelfth grade schools and eleven percent to community colleges, Proposition 30 also creates four high income tax brackets for taxpayers with taxable incomes exceeding 250 thousand dollars per year. This increased tax will be in

effect for seven years. It bars use of funds for administrative costs, but provides local school governing boards’ discretion to decide in open meetings and subject to annual audit to assess how funds are to be spent. It guarantees funding public safety services religned from state to local governments. There were many firsts this election year, one being democrat Tammy Baldwin’s win in Wisconsin. Not only is she one of the record number of 20 women who will serve as U.S. senators starting in January, but Baldwin is the first female senator from Wisconsin, she’s the first openly homosexual senator in the country. Also of note was Puerto Rico voting to become a state for the first time. If granted statehood it would indeed change the balance of power in congress, as well as the amount of electoral votes in the Electoral College. The effects of this election were far reaching indeed and set the tone for the future.

BUZZWORTHY How do you feel about the aquisition of Lucas films by the Walt Disney Company?

I’m worried about it, they shouldn’t mess around with the classics. Jayce Spiva Biology

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There are many reasons why an electronic book is more convenient. For college students, e-books are better than regular books because of the price. E-books are available for a more affordable price, and the copy is able to be read right at the time of purchase. Anyone on a budget and with deadlines to meet would definitely prefer the quick and easy e-book. Also, hundreds of books can be stored in one device. Hand-held devices can store books both on hard memory and online for maximum access to all books. Many people have busy lifestyles and tend to not have much time to read, the ebook allows all to finish a book and start another with a tap or click, without lugging multiple books along with them on their trips. Books can be accessed through smart phones, laptops, Kindles, Ipads and many other devices. Readers who have special reading



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needs can be accommodated with the use of electronic books. Those with poor vision can increase or decrease the size of the font for easy reading. E-books are simply becoming the next main source of reading materials for today’s generation. According to the Association of American Publishers, in the first quarter of 2012 sales, e-books sales were at an increasing $282.3 million, while traditional paperback book sales came in at only $229.6 million. Although hard copy books will always be available to read, ebooks will be the next new wave of technology that many people will want to utilize for an easier way of completing a good book.

Are electronic books better than paperback books?

Paperback books offer many advadages over electronic books. It’s unhealthy to spend long periods of time in front of a computer and ebooks are no exceptions. According to Richard Stallman, founder of free software movement and the GNU project, he states “e-books are a step backward from printed books.” E-books can cause eye strains and RSI (repetitive strain injury) compared to paper back books that have no cases of causing injuries. Another thing that some people overlook is that e-books are computers, they can get viruses, freeze, and delete your books. To get certain books you would have to have software updates, and then there are DRM (digital rights management), where you would have to pay twice for the same book if a new version is made. You also have to always be aware of the battery life, with a regular book you wouldn’t have to worry about that. Paper back books are also easily portable and

Ocean Acidification: A threat to our world and economy. Ocean Acidification is an immediate threat facing our world’s oceans, and one that is showing evidence of its effects already. Climate change is a hot issue and much current legislation is being made to combat its effects, but even if left unchecked, the effects of climate change would take decades to show their impact while ocean acidification is a problem that is currently happening right under our noses and has not received nearly as much attention. Ocean Acidification is the change of the fundamental chemistry of the world’s oceans. Ever since the industrial revolution, the carbon dioxide that has been created has been steadily absorbed into the ocean. The ocean absorbs about a quarter of all carbon in the atmosphere that we release per year, so as we have increased our carbon output the ocean has had to absorb more than before. According to Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories, who have been studying the affects of carbon in the ocean for three decades, when carbon dioxide is absorbed into seawater, it converts into carbonic acid which increases the acid concentration of the ocean, this change in chemistry effects organisms who rely on using calcium to form shells for their bodies ranging from plankton to shellfish. These calcium forming organisms are the basis of many food webs. The acidity change also affects the growth of coral structures which many marine organisms use as their habitat. The consequences of ocean food webs being disturbed



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would have far reaching effects, the destruction of low level organisms that form the base of food webs would have a ripple effect that would eventually decrease the level of fish and other species that depend on them for food. People and industries that rely on sea life are already having difficulty from overfishing problems, further losses of fish populations would devastate this part of the economy further. Other animals that rely on sea life would be affected as well and would see their populations decrease. According to Christopher Langdon, who is a biological oceanographer at the University of Miami, “It’s not a problem that can be quickly reversed, once a species goes extinct it’s gone forever, we’re playing a very dangerous game.” Ocean Acidification is occurring at a alarming rate, with the ocean now being 30 percent more acidic since the beginning of the industrial revolution. According to a study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the current rate of ocean acidification is unparalled in the oceans observable 300 million year geological record. “What we’re doing today really stands out” said lead author Bärbel Hönisch, a paleoceanographer at Columbia University who was part of the study conducted. This is especially concerning for California, a state in which

approximatley seventy-five percent of its population resides on or near coastlines. Ocean based industries account for as much as thirtynine billion dollars anually and as many as 430,000 jobs, not taking action to protect that portion of our states economy could be disasterous. It is important to remember that climate change and ocean acidification are two different issues, and solutions to one problem do not always have a effect on the other. The only for sure method that would curb both issues is a drastic reduction in the levels of carbon output into the atmosphere as it would allow the oceans time to reach equilibrium again and restore their acidity levels to thse sustainable for more organisms. There are some things we as a state can do to help protect our valuable coastlines however. Runoff from fertilizer in agriculture introduces carbon into our costal waters and creates small localized regions of higher acidity water that devestate local species that many coastal communities rely on in our state. Our state government has the abiltiy to take action to support policies that will combat ocean acidification in these local aeas, and it is important that attention be paid to the issue. There are currently several bills that are circulating in congress that would allocate more funds towards research of this complex issue and give researchers more information to see what the long-term effects of a more acidic ocean may be. California however, can take action sooner rahter than later.


replaceable. If you drop or scratch your book you don’t have to worry about it breaking, they’re cheap and it won’t cost you $100 or more. E-books are also not as environmentally friendly as they seem, according to the publishers weekly website, “Metal, silicon, a bit of gold, plus rare metals such as columbite-tantalite, ripped from the earth, often in war-torn Africa. To make one e-reader requires 33 pounds of minerals, plus 79 gallons of water to refine the minerals and produce the battery and printed writing.” Paperbacks focus on the content and story and not on the device, they offer a better experience for the reader that connects them more to the story.

BY THE NUMBERS $4.5 Billion Amount that Disney purchased Lucas Films for

188% - the amount that E-book sales have gone up this year

22 Million tons - of carbon absorbed by the ocean each day


- The percent

of registered voters who voted in 2012

3,369,029 - The count of popular votes between President Obama and Mitt Romney



Reing over Bulls Volleyball sweeps Ontario Reign over visitng Bulls, 3-1, this past Wednesday night. JEREMIAH GIRARD Hornet Reporter

The Ontario Reign picked up their fourth victory in a row on Wednesday, with a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Bulls, in front of 5,108 people at home. The game marked the Reign debut of Devin Setoguchi, who is currently under contract with the Minnesota Wild of the NHL, but wants to stay in playing shape during the lockout. Setoguchi did not take long to make his presence felt. With just over seven minutes left in the first period, Setoguichi drove to the net from right up the middle and hit Vincent LoVerde with a beautiful pass to the left side, who tipped in the pass for an easy goal. Mario Lamoureaux also picked up his fifth assist of the season on the play. Minutes into the second period, the Bulls tied the game at one on a goal by Peter Sivak. Sivak took a pass from Jordan Morrison and unleashed a slap shot that trickled right through Reign goaltender Chris Carrozzi’s legs. Although Carrozzi should have made the save, he more than made up for it throughout the rest of the game. Carrozzi finished with 23 saves, and had to earn them as the

Reign held the Bulls to 0-4 on the power play. Ontario took the momentum back quickly in the second period. With 11:07 left to play in the second, Paul Mara blasted a shot from the blue line that Jason Beeman deflected to the top-right corner of the goal, for his first goal of the season. Mara and Lamoureaux were credited with assists. Just over three minutes later, the Reign struck again. Setoguchi made a nice pass to Colton Yellow Horn, who fired one at the net that was deflected in by Dan DaSilva. Yellow Horn and Setoguchi were credited with assists That concluded the scoring, and the rest of the game was a lot of fights and penalties that were not capitalized on. The three stars of the game all belonged to the Reign. The third star was Carrozi, who saved 23 out of 24 shots he faced. The second star was Yellow Horn, who had one assist. The first star was Setoguchi, with two assists in his highly-anticipated Reign debut. Setoguchi added a boost to the surging Reign that have been on a roll since the beginning of the season.The win gives Ontario 11 wins in 14 games this season. The Reign will look to expand the win streak to five games as they take on the Bulls in San Francisco on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Women’s Sports


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Volleyball in top form: With the season winding down, the Hornets’ women’s volleyball team sweep the Don this past Friday night, 3-0.

FC women’s volleyball team sweeps by the visiting Dons this Friday. JEREMIAH GIRARD Hornet Reporter

The Fullerton Hornets women’s volleyball team swept the Santa Ana College Dons in straight sets: 25-16, 26-24 and 25-19, in an Orange Empire Conference match Friday night. With the win the Hornets improve to 10-10 (6-7), and the Dons fall to 2-18 (0-13). The Hornets cruised to an easy win, besides the second set. They fell behind 7-3 early, and finally

closed out the set on a 7-1. Celeste Snider led the team with 14 digs and Laura Hartzheim and Samantha Palmer tied for second with 11 digs of their own. Jordyn Hecker was the offensive star with 11 kills in the match. Shanna Chung also impressed with 8 kills. Chung also won some easy points with three aces. The team as a whole only had five. Chung also was the defensive star with two blocks. The Hornets will close out their season today, as they host on Cypress College, Match is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Men’s Sports



Nov. 14 vs. Cypress College, 6 p.m.

Western State Bowl Game

Water Polo

Nov. 17 vs. Citrus College, 6 p.m.

Nov. 16-17 State Championships @ Diablo Valley



Nov. 14-17 Fullerton Classic Tournament

Basketball Nov. 16-18 Tournament @ Glendale College

Mixed Sports Cross Country

Nov. 16-18 State Championships @ Fresno

Women’s Soccer

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The Los Angeles Lakers announced that they had fired their head coach, Mike Brown, on Friday. Assistant coach, Bernie Bickerstaff, took over as the interim and a search for a permanent coach began. Right away, the speculation was that “The Zen Master” Phil Jackson would be back for a third tenure with the team. He was obviously the fan favorite, having won five titles with the Lakers over his previous two terms. Other names were thrown around, such as: Mike D’antoni, Jerry Sloan, Brian Shaw, and Kurt Rambis. The Lakers shocked the sports world and signed D’antoni late Sunday night, after reports had said that there is a “95 percent chance” that Phil Jackson would be the next coach. Jackson said himself that he expected to be offered the job on Monday, but was called late Sunday night to be informed that D’antoni would get the job. The Lakers said that Jackson was asking for too much money, to not travel to most of the games, and to bring over his own assistants. Jackson and his agent say there were no demands. I think that it was a terrible hire. I would have gone with Sloan, Jackson, Rambis, or a number of other people over D’antoni. D’antoni is known for a run and gun offense, and bad defense. The Lakers are struggling defensively and do not have any players who really run. They have two big men down low, and three 30-plus-year-old wing players. D’antoni will also be brought right into immense pressure to turn around this super team, and avoid the failure of the last Laker superteam, At this point, it is championship or bust.

Cross Country

Two players from the women’s soccer team

Both the men’s and women’s teams ran

are honored with being named to the All-OEC

their best races ever at the SoCal Regional

team. Nadia Ruiz made the first-team while

Championships helping them to qualify for the

Jazmin Diaz made the second-team.

upcoming State Championships this weekend.



FC beat Dons to keep the key in Fullerton Hornets’ (6-5, 5-1) offense came to play, putting up 529 total yards. The Hornets got off to a shaky start, and the Dons (7-3, 4-2) were able to capitalize with a JEREMIAH GIRARD Hornet Reporter 28-yard field goal from Dillan Freiberg followed by an eightyard touchdown run by Areseo The Hornets dismantle Santa Ana 57-23 at the 90th Key to the Lackey, jumping out to a 10-0 lead after one quarter. County game this past Saturday The Hornets made things hard afternoon. for themselves early. They had The Fullerton College Hornets 16 penalties for 140 yards in the football team kept the Key to the the first half alone. County with a 57-23 dismantling However, the Hornet offense of the Santa Ana Dons on woke up in the second quarter, the road this past Saturday when Bednarski hit Eli Pleasant afternoon. for a 31-yard touchdown pass. “It’s a big win, the oldest Then with just under four Junior College rivalry in the minutes left in the half, Fullerton country, now we get to keep took the 14-10 lead when Kion the season going, with either Williams pounded the ball in playoffs or a bowl game,” said from three-yards. Hornets’ quarterback Conor With under a minute left, Santa Bednarski. Ana answered with a 26-yard In the country’s oldest Junior touchdown pass from Hayden College football rivalry, the SUMMARY

Hornets crush the Dons, 57-23, to keep the key to the county this past Saturday afternoon.

1 2 3 4 Hornets (6-4, 5-1) 0 21 22 14 Dons (7-3, 4-2) 10 6 7 0

FINAL 57 23

SCORING: H— Pleasant, Eli 31 yd. pass from Bednarski, Conor (Aguilar, Jesse kick) 05:07; Williams, Kion 3 yd. run (Aguilar kick) 03:06; Sterrns, Jamison 60 yd. kickoff return (Aguilar kick) 00:47; Longoria, Ryan 14 yd. pass from Bednarski (Aguilar kick) 02:39; Bernstein, Alex 21 yd. INT (2pt. good) 06:20; Johnson 75 yd. run (Aguilar kick) 04:48; Blackamore 5 yd. pass from Bednarski (Aguilar kick) 12:20; Austin, Tony 3 yd. run (Aguilar kick) 02:47. D— Freiberg, Dillan 28 yd field goal 02:22; Lackey Areseo 8 yd run (Freiberg kick) 03:37; Webb, Joshua 26 yd. pass from Gavett, Hayden (Freiberg kick no-good) 02:35; Webb 63 yd. pass from Perry, Beau (Freiberg kick) 01:11. RUSHING—Hornets: Johnson 10-94, Byrd 10-76, Sterns 6-35, Austin 4-21; D: Lackey 17-59, Monk 6-27, Gavett 11-17. PASSING—Hornets: Bednarski 18-28 251, Escobar 1-1 33; D: Gavett 7-12 111, Perry 7-17 97. RECEIVING — Hornets: Pleasant 8-125, Floyd 3-53, Longoria 3-36, Branton 1-33, Blackamore 3-29, Williams 1-8; D: Webb 3-116, Lawce 2-30, Hurley 4-27, Arballo 2-20.

Gavett to Joshua Webb. The extra point was blocked, so the Dons took a 16-14 lead. The Dons kicked away from the Hornet returners all day, and the Hornets made them pay on the ensuing kickoff. Santa Ana went with a short kick and Jamison Sterns returned it for a huge 60 yards and a touchdown. The second half was all Fullerton. Santa Ana started off with a nice drive, driving the ball down the field but Fullerton’s Corey Ferguson intercepted a pass in the end zone. The Hornets kept the offensive attack going with two quick touchdowns in the third quarter. The first came with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Brednarski to Ryan Longoria. The second came with a 21-yard interception return by Alex Bernstein. After a successful two-point conversion, the Hornets to the 36-16 lead. With five minutes left in the quarter, Santa Ana answered with a huge 63-yard touchdown pass from Beau Perry to Webb. The Hornets added three more touchdowns to put the game out of reach. The first one came when Fullerton’s Lavorrie Johnson had a huge 75-yard touchdown run with five minutes left in the third quarter. Then In the fourth quarter, Bednarski connected with JD Blackamore for a fiveyard touchdown pass, and Tony Austin had a three-yard touchdown run to conclude the

scoring. “It felt good to get our fourth win in a row to close out the regular season and now we get to look forward to the bowl game,” said Fullerton’s head coach Tim Byrnes. The Hornets’ Bednarski led the way for the offense, connecting on 18 of 28 passes for 251

yards, three touchdowns and one interception. “We finally figured out how we need to come together, no matter what the circumstance is,” Seiler said. The Hornets play host to Citrus College in the Western State Bowl this Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Photo by Karla Cuellar. The Hornet

Dominating the air: Fullerton’s Conor Bednarski gets set for a pass as he burned the Dons defense for 251 yards through this Saturday.

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The Hornet 2012-13 Issue 5  
The Hornet 2012-13 Issue 5  

The Hornet, the voice of Fullerton College since 1922. Publication date Nov. 14, 2012