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Volume XLIII, Issue 9 | November 8, 2012 | www.pepperdine-graphic.com » Students embrace and roast Obama’s #2Termz on A10

Selfdefense combats threats By Whitney Irick Assistant News Editor

No. 22 Waves host NCAA opening Women’s soccer clinches its second straight NCAA Tournament berth set for Sat., Nov. 10. The game is at 1 p.m. with free tickets offered to all students, faculty and staff.

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Keep calm and communicate on By Brooklin Nash Copy Editor

Students met with Brian Dawson, associate dean of students, yesterday to relay their concerns regarding Housing and Residence Life’s connection with the Pepperdine community. The students and Dawson discussed a wide range of issues during the hour-long dialogue, covering everything from problems with the newly implemented laundry system to a proposed change in mixed-gender housing options. The meeting was part of a semester-long group project in Professor Sarah Ballard’s communication and conflict course. The four students responsible for the meeting are all seniors who have lived on campus throughout their time at Pepperdine: JC Meza, Gustavo Tiffer, Danielle Germann and Francis Lubuulwa. The assignment was to “choose an organization and address any conflict within the organization,” Meza said. The group thought that HRL would be a relevant organization because of the many recent housing changes and because, as Tiffer said, “Every

student deals with HRL at some point.” The group began with an attempt to understand the perspectives of both students and HRL through surveys and interviews. “We found that the common factor in the conflict was miscommunication,” Meza said. “Students felt like HRL didn’t understand where they were coming from or that they couldn’t get their perspective across.” With this realization, the group decided the best next step was to hold an open forum. Dawson has worked in campus housing for over 15 years and began his time at Pepperdine less than two years ago. He explained that the goal of HRL is to build community and “have a place where students feel welcome.” Dawson continued, “We may not have all the answers to this,” admitting that he would only “give HRL a C or a D on telling our story and letting students know what’s going on.” The group of students facing Dawson was made up of six freshmen and five senior campus residents. The major concern of seniors

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Plaza gets yarn bombed

Poli Sci class stages new form of prostest, street art By Alexander Hayes Design Assistant

On Monday night, over 20 students yarn bombed the Dolores statue in Joslyn Plaza in hope to bring awareness to the importance of voting. Yarn bombing is a form of street art developed in Europe in the early 2000s.The art form came to the U.S. shortly after, creating a new channel of protest. It consists of covering anything from military tanks in Copenhagen to guns in Bali in knitted, crocheted and woven pieces. Pepperdine students put their own twist on the craft by knitting a cape of yarn for the new Dolores statue. The students are all enrolled in the course “Politics of Revolution and Protest,” taught by Candice Ortbals, associate professor of political science. In this course, they discuss different forms of revolutions, uprisings and protests. As a part of the class, the students have to participate in an experience similar to those they are studying. The students have the option of interviewing past or current pro-

Alexander Hayes / DESIGN ASSISTANT

STRING THEORY­­ — Students in Professor Candice Ortbals’ (right) class become guerilla knitters on the eve of Election Day by yarn bombing Joslyn Plaza. The protest was part of a protest class and meant to encourage voters.

testers or actually participating in a form of protest all their own. “I never imagined I’d be doing anything like this,” senior Jessica Thompson said. Students chose the latter, but the decision wasn’t made overnight. They said many weeks of preparation go into planning and executing a successful yarn bombing. The star-spangled cape

Yarn bombing is a form of street art developed in Europe in the early 2000s. The art form came to the U.S. shortly after, creating a new channel of protest. Dolores sports took over two months to knit. The process first began months ago as the students decided the extent of the yarn

bombing and the pieces necessary to cover the area. They began to gather the yarn and other pieces at local thrift stores.

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“Oklahoma!”

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In past weeks, two men unaffiliated with the university have trespassed onto campus and harassed, groped and threatened female students. The men have been released from custody and the university has increased patrols since the separate incidents. In response, the Department of Public Safety has partnered with Covered 6 LLC, a group of “highly experienced trainers and operators with backgrounds in law enforcement, military and corporate security.” School of Law alumnus Robert Arabian ( JD ’95) created the company after a career as a police officer and deputy district attorney. Covered 6 and Pepperdine are offering personal awareness and self-defense classes. These

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November 8, 2012

DPS officers examine scooter options

Mariella Rudi/ NEWS EDITOR

EASY RIDER — Public Safety Sgt. Deshaun Stallings stands near an electric scooter. Stallings joins colleagues from the Department of Public Safety and the Center for Sustainability to learn more about electric scooters brought on campus by a vendor.

News of the WORLD Quake kills dozens

At least 48 people have been killed, and others are missing after a 7.4-magnitude quake hit off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. A national alert was declared and people were advised to evacuate tall buildings as a precaution. According to officials, landslides had buried roads. This is the biggest tremor to hit the country since 1976, when 25,000 people died in a 7.5-magnitude quake. Dozens of aftershocks have followed Wednesday’s quake.

Jalil to be questioned

Around the ’BU Third rally planned

A third rally has been planned for Nov. 9 to protest the December closure of Point Pizza in Malibu. Last month, around 300 protestors rallied around the pizza parlor. The owner, Hye Song Oh, has said that she wants to stay at the location. However, Point Dume Village owner Zan Marquis has said he wants to bring in healthier options to the shopping center such as D’Amore’s Pizza.

Students gather candy

Mustafa Abdul Jalil, an ex-interim leader, has been ordered by a Libyan court to be questioned about the 2011 murder of Abdel Fattah Younes. The top rebel commander was gunned down near the city of Benghazi. So far eleven people have been charged in connection with the murder case. Several officials involved have given varying accounts of how the commander died, including Jalil.

Students of Our Lady of Malibu, a Catholic school of kindergartners to eighth graders, gathered excess Halloween candy from the community to send to troops currently abroad. The candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to U.S. troops abroad. The candy will be packed in Holiday Care Packages and sent to troops around the world.

Officer jailed for rape

Malibu High evacuated

An Afghan policeman was sentenced to 16 years in jail for raping an 18-year-old woman in the northern Kunduz province this year. Lal Bibi testified to the court that she had been abducted by a group of policemen who beat and raped her for five days in May. Three other officers have been sentenced in connection with the case. One received a year in jail, and the other two were given sixmonth sentences.

Malibu High School students were evacuated Wednesday following a possible bomb threat. According to Sgt. James Braden of the Lost Hills Sheriff ’s Department, the threat was made about 2:30 p.m. Students were evacuated before police arrived, and the students were quickly released to their parents. Reports compiled from Malibu Patch

Reports compiled from BBC

Weekly updates from the Department of Public Safety 10/29/12 2:04 p.m. Incidents – Property Damage – Non-Criminal Location: Rho Parking Lot Summary: A student reported that they found their new motorcycle cover had been damaged and their bike had been moved from its original spot. 10/29/12 3:13 p.m. Crimes – Possession of a Weapon on Campus Location: Hall 2 – Phillips Summary: Public Safety officers investigated a report of a student in possession of an illegal weapon on campus. The Los Angeles Sheriff Department responded and cited the student for being in possession of a switchblade. 10/29/12 2:49 p.m. Traffic Related – Hit and Run, Non-Injury Accident Location: Off-Campus Location in Malibu Summary: A staff member reported witnessing a hit and run accident off-campus. 10/30/12 11:30 a.m. Parking Related – Vehicle Relocation Location: Drescher Campus Parking Lot Summary: Two apparently abandoned and unregistered vehicles were impounded by Malibu Tow. 10/31/12 7:27 p.m. Incidents – Suspicious Person Location: Hall 17 – Richard H. Banowsky Summary: A student called in a suspicious person walking through their dorm. Public Safety officers responded and were unable to locate the subject in question.

11/1/12 10 p.m. Incidents – Suspicious Person Location: Via Pacifica & Catalina Dr. Intersection Summary: Public Safety officers responded to a report of several people walking near a hillside. The officers made contact with the individuals, and they were identified as students conducting a fraternity initiation ceremony at Heroes Garden. 11/3/12 11:06 p.m. Incidents – Suspicious Circumstances Location: Upper Dorm Road Summary: A student complained that a laser pointer was pointed at their face by an unknown person. A Public Safety officer responded and was unable to locate the person responsible. 11/4/12 1:19 p.m. Incidents – Suspicious Person Location: Center for Learning & Technology Summary: Pubic Safety officers responded to a report of a possible trespasser who was recently posted on a crime prevention bulletin. The individual in question was identified as a current student. 11/4/12 8:23 p.m. Incidents – Suspicious Circumstances Location: Upsilon Lot Summary: Public Safety officers responded to a group loitering in the debris basin across from the Upsilon parking lot. The group was identified as a student fraternity that was planning to go on a hike in the surrounding mountains. The officer requested that they stay out of the brush areas due to the hazardous fire weather red-flag warning in effect.

11/1/12 8:16 p.m. Incidents – Suspicious Person Location: Hall 17 – Richard H. Banowsky Summary: A Public Safety officer responded to a report of a suspicious person. Officers made contact with the individual and identified them as a current student.

AL LAI

Online Managing Editor

Back to the future

Remember when you were a kid and someone asked what you wanted to do when you grew up? Maybe you wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer — or perhaps you said, “I want to be just like mommy and daddy.” As a senior in college, I just got a reality check. I can finally see the finish line. For all the seniors out there, I am sure the anxiety and fear of what’s next is in full effect, and the big question is, what will we become once we’re shoved into the elusive next chapter? For the longest time I thought I had everything together. I would get my dream job, get a nice place to live, pay all my bills and travel abroad everywhere to complete my 50-50 challenge (visit 50 countries by the time I am 50). But this summer, I questioned whether or not I am ready for what’s to come. But my question is whether or not all these years of learning have prepared me for the “real world.” We’ve spent years hearing about this parallel universe of real world, where we’re both ourselves and not ourselves at the same time. Here’s another word for “real world”: the future. As children, adolescents and young adults, we chase after the future only to tiptoe once we reach the edge. Why do we feel so hesitant if this is what two decades of school was meant for? Why not feel secure to jump right in? The end of my college career may be approaching, but the lessons learned in life are just beginning. The fears I see in my life today are the same as those that I felt as a child or as a teenager. I overcame those obstacles. The challenges of the past are no different than those today — they’ve just come in different scenarios. The so-called real world comes in different stages. What we have lived in the past was the real world for that particular phase of our lives. Thinking about the past real world from my childhood, heights and darkness were two parts of that world I was afraid of and definitely didn’t want anything to do with. These fears and anxieties will always be in our lives, but just like in the past, we will learn to face them and grow from that experience. And today, as the finish line of my college career approaches, the challenges are not any different than those I have faced in the past — I’m ready to dive into the new chapter of my life. And for all the seniors out there, remember always to have a plan. But even when things are not working as expected, everything will fall into the right place. g

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CALENDAR THURSDAY “Convosation” with President Benton 7 - 8 p.m. PLC 125

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SATURDAY The Mathematics of Digital Animation 1 - 2 p.m. Elkins

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TUESDAY Warner Bros. Company Visit 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Drescher Campus

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Work it out for charity Senior Charlotte Mooney organizes Energeia Boot Camp against cancer By Melody Cheng Staff Writer

Created by senior Charlotte Mooney and hosted through Energeia Boot Camp, Boot Camp Cancer Society met for a charity event for the American Cancer Society on Nov. 4 at Malibu Bluffs Park. The day consisted of music, a workout and a raffle for prizes. The goal was not only to raise funds for cancer research, but also to promote a healthy lifestyle. The event reached 42 participants and raised $1,038. According to Mooney, the event was a great success. This was partially because Mooney created the workout routines to fit a variety of experience levels. “The energy was so awesome, and everybody was so enthusiastic and so happy to be there,” Mooney said. “I was so humbled by the people and just the love and the energy that was there.” After the boot camp, participants enjoyed coffee donated by Coffee Bean and bagels donated by Trader Joe’s. The event continued with raffles, including 25 T-shirts that read “Boot Camp Fighting Cancer,” two Malibu Surf Shack’s free kayak rental certificates and a special discount voucher for Energeia Boot Camp. “It has been so great,” Mooney said. “Such wonderful, wonderful people have come into my life. I love giving back with the non-profit and that is why I wanted to do it. I wanted to connect with the community more and give back.”

PHOTO COURTESY OF Taylor Johns (‘12)

ON THE FRONT LINES — Students perform push ups at Malibu Bluffs Park on Nov. 4. The Energeia Boot Camp was a day filled with exercise, music and raffles.

Mooney chose to support the American Cancer Society to raise awareness of how a healthy lifestyle can lead to the reduced likelihood of being diagnosed with cancer. “I have a soft spot for cancer,” Mooney said. “It’s a disease that’s so

prevalent, and maintaining a healthy weight and an active lifestyle can decrease your chances of cancer about 14 to 20 percent. It’s not just being physically fit, but fueling your body correctly. All that will help decrease cancer risk.” Mooney is not new to teach-

ing exercise and guiding people to a healthier lifestyle. She has been interested in fitness since she was 16, and was licensed soon after that. Mooney is currently the student fitness manager at Pepperdine and has been teaching exercise and fitness for six years.

Mooney plans to continue the Energeia Boot Camp program after she graduates. “Overall, I couldn’t have asked for a more blessed or perfect morning on a Sunday,” Mooney said. “It was so great and I can’t wait to do it again.” She also plans to make

Boot Camp Fighting Cancer an annual event, as well as another non-profit event for a different cause in the summer.

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Boot camp attendance frustrates

Faculty remain puzzled why business majors seem indifferent to the program By Nate Barton News Assistant

Chair of the Business Administration Division Jere Yates leaned forward in his chair as his voice rose half an octave. Despite overtly positive feedback from previous years of the annual Career Planning Boot Camp, the event was unable to attract more than 30 students on the weekend of Oct. 26. “We’ve had a problem, and we can’t figure it out,” Yates said. “We advertise it big time, and we have to pull teeth to get 30 students to sign up. It doesn’t cost them a nickel. “And here’s the frustrating thing,” Yates said. “We’re trying to cater to our own division . . . They’re not willing to give a Friday night and a Saturday for their career.” Hosted by the business division’s advisory council, the boot camp invites people from across the country to participate. “I didn’t want to embarrass my advisory council,” Yates said. “Some guys flew in from Rhode Island, New York and Chicago. And we can’t even get 30 students?” According to Yates, the boot camp included one-onone sessions on how to improve resumes, a cocktail party that taught how to “chitchat and schmooze” clients, and several guest speakers. “We put a lot of work into it,” Yates said. “I’ve done work-

shops with Hughes Aircraft and major companies over the years. We did a first-class job with this. We think this one is a very serious commitment of time and energy and resources. We think it’s highly valuable.” According to Yates, the boot camp is highly acclaimed every year, but participation numbers remain low. Senior and business major Haley Scott said the event was both enlightening and motivating. “As a senior, it was my first year going,” Scott said. “I wish that I had known what it was about when I was younger. It was really helpful. It’s a really rare opportunity to meet so many successful businessmen. What I liked about it was that it gave a unique view of the business world.” Junior and business administration major Max Makui agrees. “The business boot camp really taught me that you can do whatever you want as long as you work hard and work smart,” Makui said. “You don’t have to be a Mark Zuckerberg to make a million dollars.” “It’s everything students need to know now,” Makui said. Hilary Squire is an administrative assistant for the division who attended the boot camp. “This year’s Career Planning Boot Camp was amazing,” Squire said. “I am grateful to have been a part of it

PHOTOS COURTESY OF the Business Divison Office

BUSINESS FANCY­­ — Graphic Art Editor and junior James Chung and senior Michael Roth sit down with their mentor for the day Jim Cigler, a Business Advisory Council member. Cigler retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest accounting and consulting firm, according to Reuters in 2011.

— such an incredible mix of students and mentors. I think we all walked away feeling motivated to do more and be more.” Yates said he thought stu-

dents enjoyed themselves over the weekend. “I’m sure the feedback, which we’re about to do formally, will be as positive as it was the past two years,” Yates

said. “Students didn’t want to leave Saturday — they hung around. All the feedback was upbeat.” Yates said he remains confused as to why there is so

little student participation for the event. “I’ve been around this place 44 years,” Yates said. “I just don’t get it.” g

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November 8, 2012

YARN: Protest class ‘Voice’ of private Calif. ‘bombs’ Dolores schools names AKB as chair By Al Lai

Online Managing Editor

Alexander Hayes / DESIGN ASSISTANT

KNIT AT NIGHT­­— Junior Alexander Booker (above) and senior Courtnie Dowdy (below) make over Dolores through an innovative form of street art called yarn bombing. Booker and Dowdy are part of a revolution-and-protest course that took up “bombing” Joslyn Plaza on Nov. 5 in hopes of rallying voters.

FROM A1 Totaling more than $100 spent on yarn and cloth, the group’s preparation created enough pieces to cover Dolores and her neighboring trees. The students learned firsthand what it takes to stage a protest.

“It was important for the students to do because they learned firsthand about a new form of protest, and they realized the amount of time and level of coordination it takes to put on even a small protest action,” Ortbals said.

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President Andrew K. Benton was recently named the chair of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities. Kristen Soares, AICCU President, wrote in a press release on Oct. 30, “AICCU is privileged to have an executive committee composed of very talented and dedicated presidents and trustees. Andy Benton is a highly regarded leader in California and the nation, and we look forward to benefitting from his extensive experience to support AICCU’s mission as the leading and distinctive voice for private nonprofit higher education.” “I am honored and challenged by the appointment,” said Benton after the announcement of his new position. “American higher education is one of the greatest achievements of our nation, and California independent colleges and universities have played a significant role in making the U.S.-model of higher education a standard the world over.” He also points out some of the challenges faced in today’s education: “Challenges of affordability, attainment and jobs for graduates confront us at a never-before-seen level. The public and private sectors must work together to ensure that higher education is strong and relevant in order for it to remain, as Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine called it, ‘in large part, the foundation of American exceptionalism.’”

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ucation in California. AICCU assists all its members through government relations, research analysis, public policy development, coordinated member services and communications. Benton also serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, nationally organized Commission on Higher Education Attainment and President’s Cabinet of the West Coast Conference.

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classes are something that the Office of Insurance and Risk and Public Safety have discussed for some time. “The university’s wellness specialist has actually been working on the concept for over a year, and once we decided upon instructors, we did not want to delay the offerings any longer,” said Lauren Cosentino, associate vice president of Human Resources for Insurance and Risk. Cosentino said the recent security breaches were simply the catalyst that spurred the university to offer safety resources to students. Students, faculty and staff have two options to educate themselves on safety: A.D.A.P.T., an acronym for Awareness and Defense Against Physical Threats, or Empower. A.D.A.P.T. will be more lecture-based, while Empower will focus on self-defense moves. A total of 11 A.D.A.P.T. classes will be held Monday through Thursday all over campus. Ten classes are open to all students, faculty and staff, and a special training session will be held just for Banowsky Hall residents, a women’s dorm that one of the men allegedly entered. The A.D.A.P.T. instructors include Director of Operations at Covered 6 Chris Dunn, a retired captain from the California Department of Corrections Michael Rowan and a bail enforcement agent and self-defense trainer Scott Liers. Rowan and Liers hosted the Nov. 5 class. During the 90-minute class, the duo discussed having the right mindset and taking preventative measures. They demonstrated combative moves such as punching, elbowing and kicking. For the second half of the class, students broke up into groups and worked through all the techniques in slow simulated actions. Students were also shown how to use Tasers, pepper spray and flashlights as weapons. The Empower classes are separate workshops offered by Campus Recreation. Empower is a three-part series taught by taekwondo coach Sean Yee in the fitness studio. Yee is the head Pepperdine taekwondo club coach and a third-degree black belt. According to Yee, it is not gender that makes someone vulnerable — it is certain characteristics such as being unaware of surroundings. He encourages both male and female students to take his remaining two classes on Nov. 12 and 19. “It’s a good introduction into martial arts and defense,” Yee said. The Empower classes are limited to 30 students. Each class will build upon the previous one and help reinforce what the student has already learned. If the self-defense classes are successful in the number of participants, Pepperdine will offer them again. “We wanted to provide them [the students] with opportunities to increase their personal awareness and to feel safe on campus, and this is one of the ways we can accomplish that,” said Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Becci Prather. g

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WAX ON — Above: Instructor Michael Rowan and Cecily Breeding demonstrate basic combative moves. Bottom Left: Breeding and Dusty Breeding (both graduate students in religion) try out the moves. Bottom Right: Rowan and Scott Liers show the students how to defend themselves from an attacker.

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HRL: Dawson listens to residents’ suggestions FROM A1

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VICTORIOUS­­ — Senior Nikki Torriente presents Spring 2012 Currents Magazine’s first Pacemaker to the Pepperdine Graphic Media staff at an awards ceremony in Chicago. Torriente is the editor in chief of the magazine and creative director of the Graphic newspaper.

Currents sets the pace

PGM’s magazine wins first Pacemaker for feature magazine at Chicago media convention By Mariella Rudi News Editor

Pepperdine Graphic Media left a student media convention in Chicago Sunday night with a Magazine Pacemaker, considered the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. Currents Magazine won in the Features category, which was judged by The Atlantic and presented by

the Associated Collegiate Press. Eighteen PGM staff members and advisers Elizabeth Smith and Courtenay Stallings traveled to the five-day annual National College Media Convention. Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker awards have recognized student media excellence since 1927. This is Currents Magazine’s first Pacemaker. The 91st annual convention

hosted over 2,000 college journalists and their advisers from across the United States. ACP and the College Media Association prepared nearly 400 seminars and lectures covering college newsrooms and media internships and jobs. Keynote sessions featured how to improve journalistic skills and the professor and students behind Northwestern University’s Medill Innocence

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present included the lack of community in upperclassman housing. “I felt like we have been pushed aside,” said one senior. “I feel that the HRL is not working toward a healthy learning environment,” said another. “I think they have really good ideas. They’re just not implementing them well.” The freshmen conveyed frustration with the new laundry system, which has been causing problems across the campus. One freshman claimed that their dorm has had working machines for a total of one week since the beginning of the school year. Another interest expressed was mixed-gender freshman housing — this was confirmed as a possibility by Dawson. “This is not a new concept at Pepperdine,” Dawson said. “Whatever we’re doing in International Programs seems to be working, so why not try it here?” Dawson also explained that HRL has not had a single disciplinary problem between men and women in the current sophomore mixed-gender housing options. The feedback was not all negative. Both seniors and freshmen said they thought the new sophomore themed

houses were a great idea, and several freshmen said they look forward to participating next year. All of the seniors expressed satisfaction with junior and senior discounts for on-campus housing. “My wallet really needed that,” one senior joked. Because of the discount, 442 seniors and 420 juniors are living on campus this fall, which is the highest rate of upperclassmen living on-campus in the 75 years of Pepperdine’s existence. Students also said they have benefited from the resident adviser and spiritual life adviser roles in housing. “I know I can go to my RAs and SLA,” said one freshman. Another senior said, “I really think RAs and SLAs will make the difference.” Lubuulwa, who acted as moderator for the discussion, closed the meeting on a personal note by expressing his thanks to Dawson and the students for being open and honest in the dialogue. “We all want the best for us and for those who come after us,” Lubuulwa said.

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Littlefield travels back to the ’Bu Pepperdine alum-turned-journalism professor discusses her journey

By Brittney Gibson Staff Writer

From the hills of Malibu, Calif., to the canals of Cambridge, England, Professor Christina Littlefield has seen it all. Littlefield, a journalism professor and Pepperdine alumna, has traveled across the world and back again for her career. Littlefield, who grew up in Las Vegas, Nev., first ventured to Pepperdine the summer after her junior year of high school. She was part of former professor and Graphic Adviser Michael Jordan’s journalism camp. At this time, Littlefield became acquainted with Jordan and current Communication Chair Ken Waters. “It was such an amazing experience that it made Pepperdine instantly my first choice college,” Littlefield said. She was accepted to the university, and so her history with Pepperdine began. Littlefield entered as a journalism major and later added a minor in religion. She also became a Christian at Pepperdine. “I was actually baptized in the faculty Jacuzzi as a freshman by Linda Truschke — first person she ever baptized,” Littlefield said as she chuckled at the memory. Truschke was and still is one of the campus ministers. It was an experience that would shape the rest of Littlefield’s college career. As an undergraduate student, Littlefield’s most memorable experiences were working on the Graphic and studying abroad in London. London was where she discovered her passion for all things English. After graduation, Littlefield returned to Las Vegas and interned for the Las Vegas Sun. “I possibly would have just stayed there, except Dr. Waters and Dr. Jordan harassed me to do graduate school at Pepperdine,” Littlefield said. Littlefield got her master’s degree at Pepperdine in a single year.

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NEWS JUNKIE — Professor Littlefield instructs her Journalism 241: Introduction to News Writing and Editing class. Littlefield began teaching at Pepperdine this year.

“I don’t wish that on my greatest enemy,” she said. While pursuing her master’s degree, Littlefield was a graduate assistant to Dr. Jordan with the Graphic. She then returned to Las Vegas, where she made plans to settle down and buy a home. Her plans fell through, and the only explanation for this was that “God had bigger and better things in store.” “Being a person of faith, I was led to pray,” Littlefield said. “I actually went out into the wilderness, literally, to pray. And there, I felt God say to me Cambridge was the answer.” Littlefield initially applied to Cambridge on a whim with no expectations of getting accepted. She jokingly explained that she applied for one of two reasons: “Either because of indigestion or God.” She sent in her application for the divinity program, which aligned with her love of religion and culture. She still remembers the day

in June 2007 when she received news of her acceptance. On a break at the Las Vegas Sun, Littlefield checked the online status of her Cambridge application. She saw that she was accepted and could not believe her eyes. “I was dumbstruck,” she said. In a flurry of excitement and disbelief, she ran out of work to process the information by herself. Like any young adult of her generation, her next move was to text her closest friends. “I guess it wasn’t indigestion,” she texted. “Really, you got in?” One friend texted back. Littlefield responded with a short, “Yeah, I’m kind of a big deal.” At Cambridge, Littlefield completed the divinity program. During her five-year stay, she said she sought to understand why God called her there. When asked why she

thought she was placed halfway across the world, Littlefield beamed with excitement. She held up her ring finger. On it was an opal ring that her fiance, Nathan Eng, whom she had met while at Cambridge, had given her. She explained that

Being a person of faith, I was led to pray ... I actually went out into the wilderness, literally, to pray.” —Christina Littlefield Journalism Professor

God had graciously placed this man in her life. Eng is Canadian and was recently approved for an America visa. The two plan to reunite in December with the wedding in the same month. In April 2010, a visit from

Waters and his wife Julie altered Littlefield’s path once again. She and Waters discussed the needs of the journalism department back at Pepperdine. Waters was convinced that Littlefield would make a great contribution to the department. “I felt she would be a perfect combination of intellectual strength and practical experience. Both her M.A. in religion and communication from Pepperdine and her Ph.D. prepared her for a rigorous approach to scholarship, publishing and teaching,” Waters said. A spot opened in the journalism department in 2012 when Dr. Jordan retired. On Jan. 10, 2012, Littlefield successfully defended her Ph.D. She emailed Dr. Waters to let him know the good news. That same night, Littlefield awoke at 3 a.m., restless. Something told her to check her email. In her inbox there was a new message

from Waters. “Can I add to the euphoria of the day? You should be receiving a letter from the dean offering you a position at Pepperdine. It should arrive by email in the next day or two,” Waters wrote. Littlefield called her parents and they cried together in awe. Littlefield is now jointly appointed as an assistant professor of communication and religion at Seaver College. Her meandering journey is what makes her story unique. According to Waters, her life is “a story of the American dream, that whole idea that anyone can accomplish anything if they work hard enough and keep the faith.” Whether Littlefield will stay at Pepperdine for the remainder of her career is still a mystery. As Littlefield said, “That’s up to God.” g

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PERSPECTIVES November 8, 2012

GRACE STEARNS Staff Writer

Run, move, and look to stay healthy

Dear Grace, In this post-Halloween pre-Thanksgiving/Christmas phase of the year, how do you recommend staying healthy? Sincerely, Winter Worries Dear Winter Worries, The holiday season is indeed upon us and with it, a most precarious phase of inevitable weight fluctuation. I write to you from a state of deep sorrow, as I lie in a sizeable heap of empty candy wrappers, having just scoured my cabinets for any remaining signs of a Halloween spent trick-or-treating. Alas, shameful remorse battles utter culinary satisfaction as I wrack my brain for any reason why I should not give in to a 30-pound-weight-gain-bingeeating-fiasco lasting well into March of next year. I urge you, however, to form health and diet accountability groups in this dangerous patch of post-Halloween hopelessness and think of your cholesterol. Here are some varied tips on how to keep your number low this winter: 1. Run out of money: One constant I’ve truly been able to rely on in life is the perpetually worsening state of my bank balance. Having recently been denied a bag of groceries at Ralph’s due to insufficient funds on my debit, I’ve had to resort to new methods of gathering sustenance. Malibu, although abundant in natural beauty, lacks a certain agricultural landscape conducive to hunting and gathering. Thus, my culinary options depend heavily on what is placed in the tray round-about in the Caf and whatever my roommates don’t eat before the expiration date. 2. Move off-campus: In conjunction with step No. 1, moving off-campus is a great way to lose weight if indeed one cannot afford gas. Malibu Villas may have seemed like a great idea back in August; they now have the added bonus of providing a five-mile walk to and from class each day. Mix things up: invest in a bike, rollerblades, a long-board or one of those really embarrassing/shady low-to-the-ground bikes. Not only will you be wide awake and ready to go by the time school starts each day, but your morning commute down the gantlet that is southbound PCH will also heighten the intrigue and adventure of your daily routine. 3. Look around you: I hate to break it to you, but here in Malibu there really is no such thing as “winter weight gain.” The weather keeps us in shorts and flip flops well into December, and the extremely hot and fit people around you will most likely not be getting fat. Control yourself, Hefty Hannah, and stop justifying a dessert binge past 10 p.m. just because you’re at Pie with the Pi Phis. Thanksgiving is just one day-that hardly excuses a 20-pound surplus. g

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STAFF EDITORIAL

Students ask for more meal options Despite other efforts to strengthen the bond, a disconnect between Pepperdine and its students exists, especially in terms of the students’ lifestyles and the services provided on campus. Often enough, students find themselves unhappy with the conditions of student life that are provided for them, including the dining possibilities available on the Seaver campus. The longer students stay at Pepperdine, the more they realize the school offers very few of the things they actually need outside of academics. The administration makes efforts to encourage students to stay on-campus, including requiring new students to live on campus and purchase meal plans for four semesters and transfer students to stay for at least one semester, but they fail to provide services many students move off-campus to get. Triple rooms were a recent effort to make on-campus living more affordable and therefore more appealing to the students. The initiative is understandable and even admirable. The school understands that it would be easier to live five minutes away from classes on a protected campus. The Campus Life Project includes plans to reduce the

campus traffic of commuters by enriching life on-campus. Among the improvements are creating more much-needed parking spots and more living spaces, but there are no plans to increase the dining options. Pepperdine fails to offer the dining options for which many students leave campus. Those students who have late-night obligations, such as classes that end at 10 p.m., find themselves having to settle for the HAWC far too often. According to the Dining Services website, Pepperdine technically offers seven undergraduate dining locations: the Waves Cafe, the HAWC Cafe and Store, Nature’s Edge, La Brea Bakery, Jamba Juice, Cafe Fresca (CCB) and the Coffee Cart. Of these, the HAWC is the only one that stays open past 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8 p.m. on weekends. The University of Southern California offers 24 restaurants on campus or within short walking distance, including Panda Express, California Pizza Kitchen and Carl’s Jr. The University of California at Berkeley offers 14 restaurants on campus at which students can use their meal points. Now, it may be under-

standable that these schools have more to offer in dining, considering that they have more students. However, it would be nice if we could use our meal points at off-campus locations just as these students can. Loyola Marymount University, which only has about 100 more students than we do, offers their students nine dining options with a 10th opening soon. The main commonality between Pepperdine and LMU is that it has a contract with Sodexo, Inc. Loyola Marymount, along with other schools, does not only offer more locations, but also a greater variety of choices. The options provided are catered to the students’ lives. The average college student goes to sleep around 2 a.m. and eats most of their meals toward the end of their day. Herein lies the problem. This contract with Sodexo, Inc., which was renewed in 2009 and lasts for 10 years, does not allow for the use of meal points at locations off-campus. As undergraduates, we can utilize the graduate campus facilities located on campus, but that’s the extent of our on-campus diet. Imagine a world where Pepperdine students could travel the short distance down

to main campus to enjoy a Chipotle burrito or Panda Express Panda Bowl at the end of a long but productive day.   There would be a reason to stay on campus. There would be a reason to emerge out from the shadows of Towers on the weekends. There might even be a reason to sit down and talk to someone you didn’t know before. This may seem to be a trivial issue on the surface. Students complaining about cafeteria food is certainly not a new idea. We’ve been doing it since grade school, but it is time to understand this is much more than the whining of a fourth grader complaining about the tasteless slop in the lunch line. As college students, as adults, we ask for more dining options to accommodate our on-campus lifestyles — lifestyles that are necessitated by our having to stay on-campus for four semesters and eat from on-campus facilities. This is just one of the improvements that we feel would make life on campus more attractive, and perhaps might encourage junior and senior students to remain on campus as well.

Graphic Executive Editor Kayla Ferguson Managing Editor Andrew Kasselmann Associate Editor Jessica Abu-Ghattas Creative Director Nikki Torriente News Editor Mariella Rudi Assistant News Editor Whitney Irick News Assistant Nate Barton Assistant Sports Editor Narine Adamova Sports Assistant Halli Spraggins Perspectives Editor Aaron Wilson Assistant Perspectives Editor Breanna Grigsby Perspectives Assistant Allegra Hobbs Life & Arts Editor Gabrielle Otero Assistant Life & Arts Editor Elizabeth Pietrucha Life & Arts Assistant Brandie Warr Design Assistant Alexander Hayes Photo Editor Rebecca Herron Assistant Photo Editor Allison Hubbard Art Editor James Chung Assistant Art Editor Alexandra Rangel Staff Artist Amy Fan Staff Artist Sacha Irick Copy Chief Ruth Book Copy Editors Sienna Jackson Brooklin Nash Nate Tinner Kristin Walter Online Managing Editor Al Lai Online Content Manager Genevieve Chong Online Photo Editor Rebecca Herron Advertising Director Ashley Rhame Director of Student Journalism Elizabeth Smith Assistant Director of Journalism Courtenay Stallings Graduate Assistant Heather Manes

Mission Statement: The Graphic is an editorially independent weekly student newspaper for the greater Pepperdine community. It serves the community with news, opinion, contemporary information and a public forum for discussion. The Graphic strengthens students for purpose, service and leadership by developing their skills in writing, editing and publication production, by providing a vehicle to integrate and implement their liberal arts education, and by developing students’ critical thinking through independent editorial judgment. The Graphic participates in Pepperdine’s Christian mission and affirmations, especially the pursuit of truth, excellence and freedom in a context of public service. Although the Graphic reports about Pepperdine University and coordinates with curricula in journalism and other disciplines, it is a student and not a University publication. Views expressed are diverse and, of course, do not correspond to all views of any University board, administration, faculty, staff, student or other constituency. Sacha Irick/ STAFF ARTIST


PERSPECTIVES

November 8, 2012

Graphic

We the people need to act up and act out AARON WILSON

of disaffected malcontents emerge, cut from the same pseudo-anarchical cloth as that of Edgar Allen Poe, Thoreau and Emerson to help shed light on the human condition, and we, the devoted pupils, applaud their creativity, acknowledge their validity yet refuse to follow that up with any sort of activity. Instead we resort to living vicariously through characters carelessly thrown together in board rooms by people who couldn’t care less if the masses ever leave their couches, so long as they remain current on the payments on their houses and make regular donations to their cash pouches. From time to time (hint: election years), we are stirred to action, yet we almost always opt for creating factions, then insist

upon arguing over the petty details of various distractions instead of sitting down and actually trying to make change happen. But what do we expect? In a world where mass media profits from the schisms we create, it makes sense that divisiveness is what they’d exacerbate. Instead of coming together as a unit, because there is power in numbers, we divide and there we remain, polarized and torn asunder. We each do one another a huge disservice when we close ourselves to opposing views. We all come from different backgrounds and can’t be expected to always see eye to eye, but we can be expected to treat one another with respect — the kind of respect that acknowledges both the

autonomy and emotional character of another human being. That is the first step, and actions speak louder than words. The next time you have a visceral response to someone’s position, step back and ask yourself why you feel that way, or consider why they believe what they believe. Maybe even ask yourself if, when you are in a conversation with someone, you are actually listening, or just waiting to talk. If presented with new evidence to a problem, do you change your position, or automatically reject it if it isn’t consistent with what you believe? Have you ever seriously considered the very real possibility that you could be wrong? That perhaps you could actually learn from

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someone else? Each day, people all over the world pour their hearts out and attempt to move people. From social media activism to op-eds in a humble student publication, there is always someone there pleading with you to see it their way. Maybe it’s time we granted that wish. The point to be made here is essentially that, at the end of the day, we are all playing for the same team — yes, I mean humanity — so we must find common ground, and it is clear that this is not an option. I concede that this task is like a mountain in front of us, but the beauty of this country is that we are able to climb it, because if we don’t, the only change we can count on seeing is that of the climate. g

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Juicy tidbits: sweet like gossip but more worth your time BREANNA GRIGSBY

Assistant Perspectives Editor

This past month has been unusually busy for the typical college student. With midterms and everything else that invades our schedules, our lives have been going nonstop. During this time I’ve received some juicy tidbits of advice and encouragement that I thought really needed to be shared. Some of these have to do with college life, but most are just simply for everyday life, because outside of our lives as students we have huge lives that we could use some help conducting. I’ll call this list, “The Juicy Tidbits of Life.” Feel free to share them, because as the saying goes, “Freely ye received, freely give.” 1. “If you want to make an easy job seem hard, just keep putting it off.” I can’t remember who said this one, but it ran though my head all this month. Even though none of us procrastinate, I think this one can still be applied to life. 2. “Excuses are the crutches of the uncommitted.” If you constantly find yourself making excuses for why you can’t do something, and I’m not talking about solid reasons here, then you likely are not committed to whatever it is you’re making those excuses for. To go along with this

CAITLIN MCLAUGHLIN

Contributing Writer

Back it up and dump it Waves ... or maybe not

Perspectives Editor

Dear America, actions speak louder than words. Sincerely, the human being formerly content with being a passive consumer. Honestly, when are we going to figure it out? Are we not all sick and tired of being sick and tired? Or, are we too wrapped up in our own narratives to even take a step back and acknowledge the gravity of the situation? Are we consumed by fear? Are we consumed by passions, pleasures and perversion? Risk aversion? Are we acknowledging reality or just creating diversions? Subconsciously delaying the inevitable while secretly praying for mass conversion? We idolize revolutionaries like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi and Che, but when it comes time to speak out like they did, we forget what to say. I understand Rome wasn’t built in a day, but if we Neros are just going to fiddle while it burns, then that’s a tune I can’t play. All that is to say that today is the day. A house divided amongst itself cannot stand — just ask Honest Abe. If you have no idea what I am talking about at this point, that is fine. I am being intentionally vague. The point of this mental exercise is just to get the question ball rolling. Day after day waves

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tidbit, you can always say “no,” and sometimes you need to. 3. “Just be where you are, and take one step at a time.” - Suze Orman 4. “Life is about choices and patterns; everything has consequence.” — Dr. Phil. I got the opportunity to see the great doctor speak in person, and he gave this juicy little tidbit to help with the little ailments we experience in life. 5. “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45. This one fits so many situations in which we find ourselves thinking, “Why in the world did I say that?” So, if you say something to your roommate or friend that you wish you could take back, go and check what’s in your

heart about that person. 6. “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” — Thomas S. Monson. 7. “A dream becomes a goal when you put a timeline to it.” — Dr. Phil. Another prescription from the doc. Don’t procrastinate on this one. 8. “Truth has nothing to fear from investigation.” This one is in Pepperdine’s affirmation statement, and normally it gets applied to the typical things that I’m sure just came to your mind. However, I applied it to trying new foods and experiences, which helped to bring some joy in the midst of all the stress. 9. “If your life is a life

of service, your life will be honored.” — Oprah Winfrey. So many people feel that they need to do something extravagant to be honored, but the biggest honor in life is the honor of serving others. Whether your acts of service are recognized and honored by a multitude or by just the people you serve, your life will be worth honoring. 10. “When at first you don’t succeed try, try again.” I’m sure someone has said this to you at some point in your life. It really rang true this month. Maybe you didn’t do as well on that midterm as you would have liked, but that doesn’t mean you give up. Move on and try, try again because you have it in you to reach your

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goals. And a small side note: An “A” isn’t everything — if you get a “B” or even a “C” on something but you put in a great amount of work and you learned something in the process, then accept that grade and move on. We have to realize that, especially now that we’re in college, poor grades do not make you a failure. I’ve learned in the short time that I’ve been on this spinning ball of water and rock that when you come across wise words, you should take them to heart and try to live by them. I hope these tidbits of wisdom help you as much as they helped me. g

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College is a time to blossom, a time to mature and grow from your high school self. With that, people often feel the need to let go of all things associated with high school, including their significant others. I was sitting in speech class the other day when we got onto the topic of our Thanksgiving plans, and somehow my professor brought up the infamous “Turkey Dump.” The phrase was received with many furrowed brows and confused exchanges between classmates. I decided to voice the question that was lingering in the room, “What, um, what exactly is this ‘Turkey Dump’ that you speak of ?” There was an awkward pause in which both of us just stared at each other. “You haven’t heard of that?” The professor answered, sounding puzzled. She then proceeded to describe this event every year where people fly home to visit their significant others, for the first time since the start of college, and dump them — cold turkey. I was positively baffled! So, I went back to my dorm, opened my laptop and started researching. I was surprised to find numerous articles, websites and different outlets to vent about personal experiences with the Turkey Dumping. According to hercampus. com, Thanksgiving break is truly the last possible time to end a relationship before February. Because, let’s be honest, who is cruel enough to dump someone over winter break with all the holidays and events occurring? These breakups are usually the result of long-distance relationships that are just not working out. Long-distance relationships are usually difficult, especially when both parties are going through new experiences. So, I read about the annual dumping, and I came to sympathize with the distraught lovers. I understand the reasons behind the Turkey Dump, and if it’s done for the right reasons, I support it. College is often a catalyst for maturing. It is a time for growth and self-discovery. Students’ freshman year comes with a bucket full of opportunities to try new things, and as they are trying all of these new things, it is easy to forget about making time for their old life. College, as far as I can tell, is also full of stress all four years. If a high school boyfriend or girlfriend has simply become one more of those stresses, it’s just not worth it. Stressful situations provide opportunities to grow, but stress alone without hope is simply unhealthy. So, I implore all who are currently in long-distance relationships to take a minute to evaluate the situation. Take a deep breath and list the top 10 things that are wonderful and beautiful about the relationship. If there is a struggle or it just hurts to do it, it may be time to ask where the relationship is going. It is okay to struggle — it is healthy to have to work through things — but if it is going nowhere, or to a place that will only cause hurt, it is time to do something about it. It is OK to want change. It is OK to move on. But first, ask why you want that. Don’t just give up because it’s hard, but don’t hold on to a relationship that’s stuffed with stress, glazed with pain and served on a plate of frustration.

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NEWS

November 8, 2012

COURTESY OF Mariam Gomaa/The Daily Northwestern

#election2012 — Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden entertain the crowd at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Obama delivered his acceptance speech on Wednesday around 2 a.m. EST. Before he took the stage, Obama’s official Twitter account uploaded a picture of himself and the First Lady, writing, “Four more years.” The tweet became the most retweeted in the history of the site at press time.

Four more as 44th

By Nikki Torriente Creative Director

Once again, the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates waited on pins and needles for the swing states — Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, New

Hampshire, North Carolina, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Arizona — to determine which candidate would take his place in the White House. The 2012 election also set a milestone in social media’s role in politics. Twitter and Face-

book exploded with posts leading up to the official announcement of the 44th President of the United States and continued to do so long into the night. Incumbent candidate Barack Obama secured presidential victory and was reelected for

a second term Tuesday. President Obama won the election with 303 electoral votes to Rep. candidate Mitt Romney’s 206 votes.

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Pepp reactions on Twitter

PROPOSITIONS BREAKDOWN Proposition 30 yes

no

Summary: Proposition 30 increases taxes for the very rich as well as sales tax in order to fund schools and public safety. According to Gov. Jerry Brown, the $6 billion per year automatic tax increase would help schools that would otherwise be hit hard by spending cuts.

Proposition 31 yes

no

Summary: Proposition 31 would have established a budget overhaul including a twoyear budget cycle. It would have decreased state sales tax while increasing funding to local government.

Proposition 32 yes

no

Summary: This failed proposition would have banned the use of payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. It also prohibited union and corporate contributions to individual candidates and communities. An attempt to reduce the role of money in government, this proposition was estimated to cost up to $1 million.

Proposition 33 yes

no

Summary: Proposition 33 would have allowed insurance companies to set prices based on a driver’s insurance history.

Proposition 34 yes

no

Summary: Known as the Death Penalty prop, Proposition 34 would have replaced the death penalty with a life sentence without parole. The change would have retroactively applied to existing sentences and cost the state an annual $130 million.

Proposition 35 yes

Mariella Rudi / NEWS EDITOR

OBAMANATION­­ — A pro-Obama poster (center) is bookended by two anti-Obama posters in response to the Nov. 6 election. Many students woke up to election night hangovers and found competing posters on main campus for and against President Obama’s re-election.

no

Summary: The measure increases penalties in cases of human trafficking. It requires traffickers to register as sex offenders and increases both sentences and fines.

Proposition 36 yes

no

Summary: This proposition amends California’s Three-Strikes law to ensure that life sentences are only applied in cases of serious or violent felony convictions.

Proposition 37 yes

no

Summary: This measure requires labels for food that has been genetically modified or otherwise altered. It specifically targets foods marked as “natural” that have undergone genetic modifications by humans.

Proposition 38 yes

no

Summary: Proposed by billionaire Molly Munger, this measure would have increased taxes based on earnings through the use of a sliding scale. It is widely considered a rival to Prop 30, and it would have increased revenues for K-12 schools and early childhood programs.

Proposition 39 yes

no

Summary: This measure requires multi-state businesses to follow California income tax laws. Fiscal effects include increased state revenue, much of which will be given to clean energy programs and schools.

Proposition 40 yes

no

Summary: The approval of this measure results in the redrawing of State Senate district lines as given by the Citizens redistricting Commission.

Sources NBC San Diego ABC San Francisco


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Disney powers up with Star Wars Lucasfilms finds a new home after a $4 billion transaction By Nikki Torriente Creative Director

It’s happened. No, it’s not President Barack Obama being reelected for another term that has sent the world into a tizzy. Disney has finally acquired the golden egg of studios, Lucasfilm Ltd. According to The Walt Dis-

ney Company website, Star Wars champion George Lucas relinquished his billion-dollar company for a pretty penny. In layman’s terms, Lucas made $4.05 billion for signing over full rights to his company. Disney “agreed to acquire” Lucasfilm on Oct. 30.

»See DISNEY, B2

Alexander Hayes / DESIGN ASSISTANT


LIFE & ARTS

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Disney powers up with Star Wars Lucasfilms finds a new home after a $4 billion transaction By Nikki Torriente Creative Director

It’s happened. No, it’s not President Barack Obama being reelected for another term that has sent the world into a tizzy. Disney has finally acquired the golden egg of studios, Lucasfilm Ltd. According to The Walt Dis-

ney Company website, Star Wars champion George Lucas relinquished his billion-dollar company for a pretty penny. In layman’s terms, Lucas made $4.05 billion for signing over full rights to his company. Disney “agreed to acquire” Lucasfilm on Oct. 30.

»See DISNEY, B2

Alexander Hayes / DESIGN ASSISTANT


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Enjoy ‘Wine and Cheese’ By Brandie Warr Life & Arts Assistant

An unspoken part of the Pepperdine experience is being surrounded by high society, intellectuals and grape cups in the Caf. While those grape cups may not be quite at the fermentation stage, they are as close to a wine and cheese outing that a Pepperdine student is allowed to have. But for those who are looking for a more fulfilling experience than questionable cheese and deformed grapes, I suggest taking a look at “The Wine and Cheese Crowd.” It is the 2-month-old “thinking man’s sport and entertainment site.” Junior Ben Holcomb had a love for sports and entertainment but was tired of the repetitive stories. “SportsCenter and ESPN are just always formulating their own stories,” Holcomb said. “It is just Tim Tebow this Tim Tebow that. Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow. In general, sports coverage just isn’t that great online.” So, with a lack of entertaining and critical coverage and an urge to find something to do for the summer, Holcomb set out to start a sports and entertainment site for college students by college students as a side project. He sought out strong online newspapers, sent them emails with his pitch and gradually some writers showed interest in joining his endeavor. Currently, there are about 20 writers from universities such as Stanford, Harvard, Pepperdine, Miami in Ohio and more. Naturally, as educated and critical-thinking writers, they

want to write critical pieces. “We are not going to be the first to publish a story. We are going to publish it once the story is well-aged and pondered. We want to have the last say,” Holcomb said. The articles will take a different approach to the story than anything else that is online. By taking time to think about what happened, writers are able to find an exciting and new perspective on stale topics. The writers really hash out topics. With long-form articles (750-words), most pieces are thought-provoking and time-consuming reads. “If you are going to come to this site, you are going to stay for a while,” Holcomb said. But despite the lengthy reads, people are visiting the site. With more than 75,000 reads in the first two months, “The Wine and Cheese Crowd” has proven to be a successful venture and has evolved beyond just a side project. Holcomb attributes part of the success to the college demographic that is starved for more engaging news. “The unspoken thing about college writers is that they want people to read their work. So they post it on Facebook, on Twitter, online, and it all comes back to our site,” Holcomb said. This increases the traffic flow when there are postings. But with 30,000 Twitter followers and so many views so quickly, most would be amazed to find Holcomb has done little advertising. Early on in “The Wine and Cheese Crowd’s” beginnings, Holcomb wrote an article about “Shark Tank” and sent it to some of those in-

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volved. The article got retweeted by these famous people and it helped launch the site from obscurity. It turned this attempt at relieving boredom into a relatively lucrative business. As the site grows, it attracts more advertisers, writers and supporters, which in turn grows the site. “The Wine and Cheese Crowd” is looking ahead and wanting to grow the site into a network with videos, podcasts, student writings, poems and more. Some of these things have become a reality, but the goal is to have two to three postings a day instead of three a week. The more views the site

receives, the better off it is, and expanding into a network will help this goal. “It will be an all-inclusive deal in the future. Our growth looks like stairs but we keep going up,” Holcomb said. The continuous growth in interest is most likely due to the dedicated intellectuals looking for a good read who visit its pages. They are different from the stereotypical rowdy sports fan and just interested in the basic facts of the moment. These readers are more highclass and looking for a greater depth of entertainment. Holcomb sought to embody this mentality and turned to an

NBA player’s description of the crowd at his games. As Journeyman Sam Cassell said, “It’s not your typical kind of crowd; it’s more like a wine and cheese crowd.”

Check out the trending website at wineandcheesecrowd.com Be sure to follow them on Twitter @WineCheeseCrowd

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‘Oklahoma!’ returns after 20 years By Elizabeth Pietrucha Assistant Life & Arts Editor

Tonight, Pepperdine’s Theatre Department will premiere its latest musical, “Oklahoma!” This classic of American theatre was first performed in 1943, and almost 70 years later, it continues to be one of the most performed musicals. The enduring tale includes music written by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein and original dances by Agnes de Mille. Set in Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century, the play follows two romances. The first is between Curly and Laurey, who both have feelings for each other but are reluctant to admit their true affections. Their relationship is further complicated when farmhand Judd attempts to win over Laurey. The other romance involves Ado Annie, who struggles to choose between cowboy Will and peddler Ali Hakim. Will is her boyfriend and genuinely loves her, yet while he was away from home on a trip to Kansas, she fell for ladies’ man Ali Hakim, who does not have intentions to marry her. Each woman’s decisions are explored through song and dance. Notable songs from the musical include “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top.” Overall, the musical is full of excitement, fun, and romance. “Oklahoma!” as a musical has been significant for two reasons. It was the first musical to feature a dream ballet sequence — a number that does not include singing and is entirely dance, with the dancing used to portray the themes in the play.

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DANCING FARMHANDS — For the debut of “Oklahoma!” on Nov. 8, students prepare during one of their dress rehersals. The musical has not been performed on a Pepperdine stage for almost 20 years.

Oklahoma was also the first fully integrated musical, meaning it was the first to completely incorporate singing, dancing and acting (previous musicals merely used dancing girls for entertainment as opposed to entire casts dancing as a means of conveying the story). Pepperdine’s own performance of “Oklahoma!” is sure to please. Students have been working tirelessly from the beginning of the semester to perfect the performance. Director Bradley Griffin says the students have had

288 hours of rehearsal thus far, which he points out is as time-consuming as taking an entire extra load of courses in a semester. The play is a result of the combined effort of 34 student members performing in the cast, 27 student musicians playing in the orchestra pit, 54 students constructing the set and 29 students working backstage at every performance. With such a large number of students contributing to the production, Griffin understandably calls it a “massive un-

dertaking.” One of the strengths of Pepperdine’s performance will be its choreography. The play is being choreographed by Jane Lanier, a LA-based choreographer who has been in six Broadway productions and was a Tony nominee. Her take on the original choreography will give new elements to the classic musical. Pepperdine last presented this musical 20 years ago, and this year Griffin and Conductor Tony Cason lend their talents to the new production.

Tickets are priced at $20 for the general public, $10 for Pepperdine students and $16 for Pepperdine faculty and staff. The play is showing Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, for a matinee at 2 p.m., and again from Thursday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

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10 Seconds of Courage DIANA LOSEN Staff Writer

Freedom found in floundering There are two reasons I am not a dancer: 1. Lack of free time. 2.There’s this whole thing where I suck at it (linked with my total lack of grace). You know the shtick in 90 percent of rom com’s where the girl is an epic variety of klutz? That’s actually a fair description of me. Drinking out of a glass without spilling stumps me. Walking is a skill I hope to someday acquire. Until then, I’m pretty accomplished at falling/tripping/you get it. So when I went to a movement-focused theater workshop at Pepperdine, I felt more than a little out of place. We were instructed to come up with gestures based on words the instructor gave us and put them together into a routine. Later, we were told to come up with a literal song and dance. Try as I did to shake it, I felt self-conscious most of the time. Awkward. Stiff. Embarrassed. It took more than 10 seconds of courage to keep moving, and it’s not like the workshop cured me. But it did get me thinking. I tried on my introspective glasses and examined why I felt so uncomfortable. I have trouble doing things that I’m not good at. I’m a bit competitive. Let me illustrate this point with the following story: My family is in the process of adopting a little girl. Over winter break last year, I was able to spend more time with her and observe her charming quirks and idiosyncrasies. Turns out she’s competitive, too. Every time we went downstairs, she turned it into a race. So I’d do the mature adult thing: overact running really slowly and let the tiny child feel good. Each time she reached the bottom of the stairs, she would spin around and exclaim, “I win!” The 10th time she took off and pushed me back, rushing ahead. “NOT THIS TIME, DANGIT!” I thought and tore off after her. And oh, did I win. Of course she burst out crying like the poor loser she was, and my dad asked drily, “Really, Diana? Was it worth it?” Yes, yes it was because victory is sweet, and that was the moment I realized we were sisters, adoption finalized or not. Sweet sentiment aside though, I clearly have a problem. I have this driving need to be really good at everything I do. I never thought of myself as perfection-obsessed, but there is no noble reason for not doing something others do better than you. That’s called vanity. It’s also limiting. I care how I look and what people think about me, and to an extent that’s just human and okay. But if freedom is the goal, then it’s worth continuing to put myself into situations where I’m uncomfortable in order to chip away at the shackles of insecurity, 10 seconds at a time. Care to join? (I promise we’ll come up with a better metaphor.) Competitiveness is a strength only as long as it doesn’t become another kind of fear. So, go out there and do something where your talents range from mediocre to awful. Flounder a little and let it be liberating.

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LIFE & ARTS

Rogue Wave BEN HOLCOMB Staff Writer

Fighting an uphill battle

Anyone who has lived in Drescher, or looked upon it from a lower point on campus, is aware of the daunting road that connects it to the rest of this school. This asphalt snake is a symbol for all things dark and unforgiving in this world we live in. A few weeks ago I found myself in the CCB around 5 in the morning. I had entered the building around 4 p.m. the day before, and though some might speculate that I was busy at work with a personal project, the honest answer was that I was waiting for the CCB snack shack to reopen so I could snag an apple danish. That moment never came, so I decided to go home around the same time the school janitorial crew showed up. I walked outside to a deep purple sky. It was 4:37 a.m., and there’s never a good reason to be up at that time. The four o’clock morning hour is the jean short of the Gregorian calendar — it’s impossible to argue it’s necessary existence, but it’s better in theory than actually seeing it. I had shuttled to the CCB from Drescher earlier the day before, so it was at this moment, which I will refer to henceforth as the jort time period of the day, that my heart sunk as I realized I faced a long walk ahead. I took a deep breath, buckled up every possible buckle on my North Face backpack and started walking. Around the time I got to Printing Services, I was met in the middle of the road by a herd of deer. They were doing whatever the heck it is deer do at 4:37 a.m.; except, my walking apparently deeply disturbed whatever vibe they were enjoying before I showed up, because they all stopped and just stared at me for the longest time. I continued walking. They continued staring. I started playing scenarios in my head of ways I could kill a dozen deer with my own bare hands and explain it logically the next day. Fortunately, things didn’t come to that. I did, however, have to walk up the Drescher road at 5 a.m. If Dante were a sell-out and published new editions of his “Inferno” every year to make a few extra bucks, that walk would be the rung of hell for 2012. Each step felt like a round on the world’s worst treadmill. My head was down for 20 steps, then I’d look up, and be 50 yards behind the last place I remember being. One small step for man, one giant pain in my behind. I’ve made that walk five times this year. It’s awful. Almost every time cars have whizzed past me without thinking twice. One time a car stopped. Next to the birth of my first child, it will go down as the best moment of my life. I’m proposing we mandate a Stop & Go Policy for the Drescher road. If you see someone walking up it, stop your car, pick them up and go up together. I hate awkward conversations more than anyone, but it’s only 30 seconds and saves someone from a load of pain. This is my solemn promise that from here on out, if I see you walking up that road, I will stop my car and ask you if you need a lift. I hope you do the same.

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November 8, 2012

MOVIE REVIEW

‘Argo’ saves victims, audiences By Danielle Accovelli Staff Writer

With scenes of the revolutionary forces breaking down the gates of the U.S. embassy, public hangings and women with machine guns, “Argo” holds nothing back in its depiction of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis. Academy Award winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in this suspenseful thriller produced by Oscar nominee Grant Heslov and Oscar winner George Clooney. The movie draws inspiration from the events of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, Antonio Mendez’s book “The Master of Disguise” and the article“The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman. “Argo” begins in the midst of the violent 1979 Iran Crisis, during which hundreds of Iranian revolutionaries stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 hostages in the embassy and leaving only six to escape. The film then depicts vivid scenes of the Iranians burning the American flag and jumping over the gates of the embassy, giving the viewer a clear image of the chaos that had enveloped the country. The sense of urgency and suspense is further heightened when U.S. marshals throw tear gas into the crowds, as U.S. officials rush to burn all the documents in the embassy and six lucky officials manage to escape. Then Affleck’s character Tony Mendez, a top CIA extractor, steps in. Mendez is assigned the task of bringing the six escapees safely back

home from their hiding place in the house of the Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor (Victor Garber). To execute his plan of faking a film production to free the hostages, Mendez goes straight to Hollywood. The scenes depicting Mendez’s time in Hollywood add most of the comic relief, as he meets with world-renowned costume and prosthetist John Chambers ( John Goodman) and the boisterous producer Lester Siegel, played by Oscar winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”). This quirky duo of Chambers and Siegel is responsible for most of the film’s dark, witty humor that gives it such a biting edge. Chambers, Siegel and Mendez eventually come up with the plan of faking a science-fiction film called “Argo.” This would allow Mendez entrance into Iran, posing as a Canadian film scout, in order to deliver the six hostages to safety. While in the process of casting and publicizing their fake production, the dark humor interjected by the characters Chambers and Siegel serves to satirize 70s Hollywood, while also highlighting the profound contrast between their situation and the grave scenario in Iran. Once Mendez’s plan is underway, he journeys to Iran to free the hostages in a succession of fast-paced scenes that leaves the viewers with their hearts racing, on the edge of their seats. However, the historical accuracy of these scenes must also be noted, as director Ben Affleck decided to stay remarkably true to the time peri-

COURTESY OF Warner Bros. Pictures

SNEAKING BY­­ — The characters in “Argo” plan to pitch a fake Hollywood movie to get prisoners released from the Canadian embassy in Iran. The film opened Oct. 12.

od and the general depiction of events. The oddly-shaped mustaches, large glasses and baggy, dull-colored clothing are spot-on. The actual events taking place in Iran during the Iranian hostage crisis are also impressively accurate. Scenes such as the burning of the American flag, the storming of the Embassy and the press conferences held by the revolutionary forces were all derived from pictures taken during that time, as shown later in the credits. However, this attention to historical accuracy can also take away from the drama of the film and render it a little “dry” and anti-climatic at some

points. Despite this, “Argo” does include enough Hollywood-induced drama to make the viewers feel a certain empathy for the characters, as well as enough action to keep them on the edge of their seats

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ALBUM REVIEW

Rock chicks turn up the girl power

By Nikki Torriente Creative Director

Gwen Stefani and Alanis Morrisette turn up the girl power as they revive their 90s superstardom. The women hit the ground running with highly anticipated albums. No Doubt’s October released of “Push and Shove” marks the band’s decade-long break in hibernation from music making. Morissette’s August release “havoc and bright lights” brings the angsty female powerhouse singer-songwriter back into the spotlight. Stefani and the men of No Doubt’s comeback record is 14 tracks of rock heaven with its unique punk-ska sound, yet the album has a more mature beat. The band’s tastes and writing styles have grown exponentially over their hiatus, and the album shows off their hard work. Stefani’s vocals are still as captivating as they were during their reign with their hit songs “Don’t Speak” and “Just a Girl.” “Push and Shove’s” first single “Settle Down” reemphasizes the band’s knack for funky rhythms and catchy lyrics. The track proves that Stefani as a lyricist and the band’s frontwoman is a recipe for music success. The song also hones in on the girl power Stefani emanates with the lyrics “nothing’s going to knock this girl down” that flows throughout the chorus. The song is a fun

upbeat track and provides a great preview of what the band has created with their newest record. The title track “Push and Shove” revisits early No Doubt vibes with reggae horn instrumentations and Stefani’s funky fast-paced vocals. The ska genre is very present in the upbeat moments of the track and through the vocal collaboration with Busy Signal and Major Lazer. “Push and Shove” is a unique track with its mix of fast and slow rhythms. It’s a little bit of 90s R&B and reggae fusion, which creates a catchy must-listen-to track. Stefani’s vocals are great and show she only gets better with age. Alanis Morissette’s “havoc and bright lights” comes four years after the release of her seventh album, “Flavors of Entanglement.” The highly decorated Morissette reached success with her angsty, feminist driven “Jagged Little Pill” album. The record, produced on new label Collective Sounds, shows a new side to the singer. A less angst driven Morissette makes an appearance throughout the album, but her vocal criticism can still be heard in her song “celebrity.” The first official single off the album is “guardian.” Also the opening track, “Guardian” starts off with a crashing rock instrumentation, that flows into her mellow vocals. Moris-

the whole time. “Argo” certainly proves to be a thought-provoking thriller that balances out the weight of the historical events with an enticing and entertaining narrative.

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Key Facts

COURTESY OF Alanis Morissette

Artist Alanis Morissette

Genres

Singer/Songwriter

Label

Collective Sounds

On Tour? Yes

COURTESY OF No Doubt

ROCKING STEADY— Gwen Stefani remains the leading lady of No Doubt, despite their rough years. Their newest album debuted in October.

sette’s unique vocals transform the song into a soft ballad that veers away from her usual biting tones. It’s a beautiful song that sets the album up in a different light but still shows off her talent as a singer songwriter. “Receive” is another track off the album that shows a softer side of Morissette. The song is rocky and upbeat, and Morissette’s vocals are exceptionally strong. The harmony on the chorus makes the song more dynamic and gives it a softer lullaby-like tone. In this strong ballad, Morissette demonstrates her songwriting and vocal talents, while avoiding angsty themes.

Strong female songwriters are starting to make a comeback in the form of Stefani and Morissette. Even though their sounds are at somewhat opposite ends of the spectrum, “Push and Shove” and “havoc and bright lights” prove to be two good fall albums to take a listen to.

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Artist No Doubt

Genres Rock

Label

Interscope Records

On Tour? Yes

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November 8, 2012

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Stay connected to get employed Remember to network with former employers, mentors to learn of opportunities

By Bud Davis Staff Writer

Networking — easier said than done. It’s a nerve-wracking experience fraught with awkward introductions, stifling business attire and sweaty palms. At least some strangers have filed your resume away with hundreds more into the plastic bin, and you received a snazzy company pen in return. But wait! You forgot to snatch one of the recruiter’s business cards. Great. Not to belittle the networking experience — it’s the best preparation available to students to develop essential interpersonal and other professional skills that will enable them to be versatile in these uncertain times. But it’s no secret that it can be difficult to meet new people, assign names to new faces and speak confidently about yourself. However, networking need not always entail “new.” What about that employer from some years back who offered you your first job scanning files and fetching coffee? What’s he or she been up to all this time? You may say, “Why do I

Calendar Thursday, Nov. 8 The Fine Arts Division presents “Oklahoma!” 7:30 p.m. Smother’s Theatre

even care? I’m focusing on bigger, better things.” True, resumes usually tell a story of professional maturation and of attaining greater responsibility through presumptively more important and prominent positions. We may associate this upward progression with transitioning from small startups to big-time global corporations. But it doesn’t have to be at the expense of forgetting those past employers who gave you the first glimpse into adulthood. Save yourself the sweaty palms. Networking with past employers can be just as effective as networking with new recruiters. Unfortunately, there’s more to reconnecting than emailing a quick, “Hi, any opportunities you’re aware of ?” First and foremost, reconnect with a purpose other than asking for a job. Like an effective cover letter, the message’s primary focus should be kept on the employer. Begin by introducing what you have been up to recently by, for instance, commenting on how you have applied skills gained in your past position to more

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recent jobs. Most importantly, you should explain what you valued and learned specifically during your time at the organization, acknowledging that it was at least a beneficial, if not enlightening, experience. This will make your old employer feel his or her time was worthwhile. Another approach can be to comment on changes in the organization, such as notable

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market trends, shifts in organizational structure or exciting new company ventures. Either way, you can easily demonstrate an interest in the industry’s fluidity, which can bolster your sincerity in reestablishing communication with an old employer — something that takes considerable tact. It goes without saying that recruiters love applicants who

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show an actual interest in the field and in themselves. Keep in mind that you are laying common ground to facilitate a more sincere dialogue and to build the relationship in the process. This may ultimately amount to scheduling a one-on-one meeting in order to catch up with each other or receiving several leads that can point you in the right direction. The ultimate goal here

is not necessarily to secure a job but rather to cultivate your expanding network, just as you would expect with career fairs and related meet-andgreet events. It takes time and patience, but reconnecting can serve as a valuable strategy in your career development. Remember that each person you meet may be the doorway to your coveted dream job. g

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Coloring outside of the lines was cute until you turned 8. Parking outside of the lines was never cute. Not sure if this is an egotistical attempt to pursue a living on the wild side kind of life, or just an example of someone obviously not paying attention. Either way, this is our bad parking job of the week. If you spot a bad parking job, email graphic@pepperdine.edu.

job of the week

Friday, Nov. 9 PIT show 9 p.m. Elkins Auditorium

Saturday, Nov. 10 Branded Arts Street Art Block Party 5 p.m.- Midnight 8810 Washington Blvd. Culver City

Sunday, Nov. 11 Week of Hunger and Homelessness Kickoff Coffeehouse 8-9 p.m. The Sandbar

Monday, Nov. 12 Mumford & Sons 7 p.m. Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday, Nov. 13 C4C Thanksgiving Dinner with CLF 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Contact Robin.Davidman@ pepperdine.edu

Wednesday, Nov. 14 International Thanksgiving Chapel 4-5 p.m. Contact Kacie.Scherler@ pepperdine.edu

Al Lai/ ONLINE MANAGING EDITOR

Hor o c p s s o e CAPRICORN: Prank phone calls are every snooper’s best friends.

SAGITTARIUS: Go use a 90s movies pick-up line on someone ... it could work.

PISCES: Take your time making those life-changing decisions. It’s not the time for impulses.

AQUARIUS: Network with the most unlikely of suspects.

ARIES: Don’t trust the fortune cookie advice. It’s not as reliable as mine.

GEMINI: Now that you’ve caught up on sleep, hit the ground running.

TAURUS: Don’t hold back. Tell them how you really feel.

OCTOBER 24-NOVEMBER 22 | SCORPIO: Keep your enemies close and your wallet closer.

VIRGO: Make it up as you go. Who would be able to tell the difference?

LEO: We all know you enjoy stirring up drama ... your efforts are applauded.

CANCER: Someone’s spread rumors about you ... can you guess who?

LIBRA: Don’t listen to those cheesy love songs. It’ll only bring you down.


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S ORTS November 8, 2012

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Time Warner to televise men’s basketball

SportsNet will increase the Waves’ publicity by broadcasting five games this season. By Stasia Demick Staff Writer

The Waves have entered into an agreement with Time Warner Cable to televise five of the men’s basketball games during the 2012-2013 season. Time Warner Cable’s SportsNet will showcase a West Coast Conference basketball game every Saturday. The Game of the Week will be distributed from the Las Vegas region to Hawaii and will be available in 20 million homes. Time Warner Cable is an LA-based TV network known for its coverage of Lakers, Sparks and Galaxy games. This agreement between the WCC and SportsNet will help establish our conference as one of the most competitive in the nation. The contract between Time Warner and the WCC describes how Time Warner will broadcast at least 15 games this season and 22 games next season. Pepperdine Director of Athletic Communications Roger Horne shared about the potential growth he sees in Pepperdine basketball as a re-

sult of the contract. “Hopefully between all of the WCC’s television partners, the number of Pepperdine games that appear on television each season will continue to grow,” Horne said. “The more television exposure we can get, the more it should help show off the university and promote the men’s basketball program.” The contract provides greater access to Wave fans, allowing alumni, families and locals to cheer on the Waves during the 2012-13 season. When the team is traveling, Wave fans will be able to root for their men’s basketball team from home. The five games will also be available online after airing. Furthermore, the opportunity for more publicity can attract more recruits and prospects to the program. The increased publicity is well-deserved, as our Waves began the season with a 81-49 win over Cal Lutheran in their Nov. 3 exhibition game. With the potential to grow over the years, the agreement between Time Warner Cable and the WCC is a fortuitous one. Tune in for the Waves’ five televised

games on SportsNet and, whether home or away, support our talented men’s basketball team as they commence an exciting and competitive new season. Their season begins this Friday at Cal State Northridge. Look out for the Waves on SportsNet on these days: Thursday, Jan. 24 7 p.m. Pepperdine @ LMU Thursday, Jan. 31 7 p.m. BYU @ Pepperdine Saturday, Feb. 2 2:30 p.m. San Francisco @ Pepperdine Saturday, Feb. 9 1 p.m. Pepperdine @ Portland Saturday, March 2 12 p.m. Pepperdine @ San Diego

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ABOVE: Senior guard Caleb Willis goes up for a baseline shot in the Waves’ 81-49 win over Cal Luthern Nov. 3. LEFT: Junior Nikolas Skouen looks to pass. Skouen had six points and two assists in the the win.

WOMEN’S SOCCER NCAA 1ST ROUND VS. California at 1 p.m. @ Tari Frahm Rokus Field *Students faculty and staff receive complimentary admission

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SPLASH: The men’s water polo team is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation. Their next match is against Long Beach State, in Long Beach, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

SCOREBOARD Women’s Soccer vs.

Saint Marys BYU

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W, 5-3 L, 2-0

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Men’s Water Polo vs.

California

Nov. 2

L, 12-9

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Women’s Volleyball vs.

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Nov. 1 Nov. 3

Saint Marys San Diego

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Men’s Basketball Cal Lutheran

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W, 81-49

Record: 14-4 14-5

Record: 8-6

Record: 18-8 18-9

Record: 1-0

NEXT UP... Thursday, November 8 Men’s Water Polo @ Long Beach at 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 10

Soccer vs. California NCAA Women’s Volleyball @ LMU at 7 p.m. Women’s 1st Round at 1 p.m.

Friday, November 9

Women’s Basketball @ UC Davis at 3 p.m.

Men’s Basketball @ Cal State Northridge at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball at San Fransisco at 1 p.m.

Men’s Basketball vs. Cal Lutheran (exhibition) at 5 p.m.


SPORTS

November 8, 2012

Volleyball dominates By Kayla Ferguson Executive Editor

An unexpected 3-2 loss to No. 18 San Diego Nov. 3 that came after seven consecutive match victories didn’t put too much of a damper on the women’s volleyball team’s extraordinarily successful 2012 season. The Waves, who have five games left to play this season, have so far recorded an 18-8 record, going 7-5 in conference play. This season for the Waves has been marked by dominant victories over worthy opponents such as Gonzaga, Portland and San Francisco, as well as consistent player recognition. Junior outside hitter Jazmine Orozco was named the October West Coast Conference Player of the Month, announced Nov. 6. Orozco has led the team with 357 kills this season, notching a career-high 27 kill performance against PCH rival Loyola Marymount Oct. 25. The highest number of kills in one match by any player is 27 in the WCC this season. Orozco also received NCAA Player of the Week honors Sept. 19 for her exceptional play at the start of the season, becoming the first Pepperdine women’s volleyball player to receive that award. Junior setter Kellie

Woolever recently received recognition as the West Coast Conference Player of the Week, announced Nov. 5. Woolever had a career-high 63 assists against the then-No. 25 Saint Mary’s team. Her present assist tally — 3,493 — currently sits at sixth place all-time in the Waves’ record book. Woolever wasn’t the only one to see recognition in the Waves home match against Saint Mary’s on Nov. 1. Head Coach Nina Matthies also notched her 900th career match with the Waves. The win over the Gaels was Matthies’ 573rd, giving her an overall Pepperdine career record of 573-327 in her 30 seasons as head coach and making her one of the most successful coaches in the league. The Waves have consistently held a spot among the top 25 teams in the NCAA, currently sitting at No. 24. Multiple other WCC teams are also ranked in the top 20, including No. 19 San Diego and No. 14 BYU, indicating the strength of the WCC this season. Senior middle blocker Victoria Adelhelm and freshman opposite Taylor Racich have also had notable offensive performances, recording 216 and 186 kills this season respectively. Adelhelm also leads the team with 112 blocks. The Waves’ next game is at

Loyola Marymount Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. The Waves then head to San Francisco Nov. 10 before returning home for three consecutives games starting on Nov. 15. The Waves boast at almost perfect (8-1) home record, giv-

ing them momentum as they enter the postseason at the end of November.

goals each. Both Guajardo and LeCave also had four game winning goals apiece. Junior defender/forward Michelle Pao led the team with nine assists. Other highlights from the season include the Waves 1-0 upset of No. 5 Boston College Sept. 29, a 1-0 double overtime win at Dartmouth Oct. 1, the 1-0 shutout of Gonzaga Oct. 28 and senior goalkeeper Roxanne Barker’s receiving the Player of the Week award on Oct. 15. Aside from athletic success, the team was also recognized for outstanding academ-

ic achievement. The release of the 2012 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 Team and the 2012 West Coast Conference All-Academic Team honored six Waves for their success in the classroom: Junior Kristin DeGrandmont received a WCC academic honorable mention, sophomore Kristine Hilliard earned All-District 8 second team accolades, sophomore Ally Holtz received a WCC academic honorable mention selection, sophomore Amanda LeCave earned first team All-District 8 honors, senior Ana Pontes earned second team All-District 8 honors and

senior Callie Payetta received a WCC honorable mention selection. “It’s tough enough to be a successful Division I student-athlete, but to do so while maintaining academic excellence is a testament to their intelligence and strength of character,” Head Coach Tim Ward told pepperdinesports.com. The Waves look to carry this strength into the first round of the NCAA playoffs, taking on No. 23 Cal on Nov. 10 in Malibu. It is the Waves’ second consecutive postseason appearance and their seventh overall.

Executive Editor

The women’s soccer team has finished the regular season with an overall 12-6-0 record, winning five out of eight conference games in 2012. The Waves were coming off of a 2011 WCC Championship win, and continued their success throughout this season. They scored an average of 1.85 goals per game and outscored opponents 37-25. Senior forward Anisa Guajardo and sophomore midfielder/forward Amanda LeCave led the team in scoring with 10

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Call ‘em as we see ‘em Thoughts, reflections and predictions from our staff on the world of sports.

Kayla Ferguson

Halli Spraggins

Manning. McGahee, Stokely, Decker, Bailey, Miller. The Broncos may not be the flashiest team in the NFL, but they are one of the best. Their 31-23 win over the Bengals this week and 34-13 win over the Saints last week rank them first in the AFC West with a 5-3 record: 1 game ahead of the Chargers (4-4). Tebow may have been a bandwagon fan favorite last year, but this year is solid. Manning is unstoppable with Stokley and Decker, and many teams are stoppable with Miller and Bailey. You heard it here first: Broncos are going to the Superbowl. Discussions between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association continued this week at a secret location in Manhattan. The players’ union would like an increased revenue-sharing system. This system would demand that more successful clubs share their revenue with less-popular and struggling clubs. The second part of the issue is the “Make-Whole” situation. The league is suggesting that the players’ union should pay for all of the lost revenue due to the lockout. More games are being canceled as the time ticks stressing the importance of a resolution in the near future.

Ask A Wave

If you had to be stuck in an elevator with anyone, who would it be? Allison Hubbard / ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR

SPIKE: Junior outside hitter Jazmine Orozco spikes the ball against San Diego.

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Soccer hosts NCAA 1st round By Kayla Ferguson

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“Kid Cudi.”

Marko Madaras Sophomore Water Polo

Taylor Vargo Freshman Soccer

Beau Vandeweghe Senior Volleyball

“Dave Chapelle and Tony Hsieh.”

“An elevator mechanic.”

“Josh Tise.”

Patricia Donnelly Junior Track

Hamlet Tamazian Junior Rugby

Wesley Sherburne Freshman Water Polo

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B8 Graphic

LIFE & ARTS

November 8, 2012

Taking Chicago by storm By Ruth Book Copy Chief

By Gabrielle Otero Life & Arts Editor

The windy city was invaded by the Graphic staff during the first weekend of November, as well as many other collegiate newspaper staff members who participated in the Associated Collegiate Press’ annual con-

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ference. Besides coming home with a Pacemaker award, the staff enjoyed the many tourist locales that Chicago had to offer, including historic buildings, noteworthy attractions, and delicious eats. Here is a list of 10 places that must be on every Chicago tourist’s list if they truly wish to experience everything the city has to offer.

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Nikki Torriente / CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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1. Navy Pier

If only one place is on the list of places to visit while in Chicago, it should be the Navy Pier. This is a one-stop shop for food, entertainment, people watching and attractions. Founded in 1995, the Navy Pier sits on the shores of Lake Michigan and remains a tourist attraction all year round. Each season brings with it a new and exciting time at the Pier. From Nov. 30 to Jan. 6, the Navy Pier will be hosting their 12th annual Winter Wonderland. With 50 acres of parks, a Ferris wheel, dozens of shops and restaurants, as well as the historic children’s museum, Navy Pier can be an all-day affair.

2. The Berghoff

The Berghoff is a 114-yearold institution and spans four generations of the Berghoff family. This Chicago classic has been serving up German-American food to locals and tourists since 1898 and is known as one of the oldest family-run businesses in the nation. The restaurant was initiated by Herman Berghoff,

who started serving free corned beef sandwiches at his saloon. Throughout the years, the place has evolved to a full-service restaurant and catering service. Don’t forget to try a stein of their world famous root beer with your schnitzel.

3. PizzeriaUno/Due

When visiting Chicago, trying deep-dish pizza is an absolute must. In 1943, Ike Sewell created the deep-dish sensation, and shortly after, he opened up Pizzeria Uno to share his creation with the world. The restaurant became so popular that Sewell decided to open Pizzeria Due just down the street. These restaurants have been mentioned in gourmet cookbooks and major publications around the world. While both restaurants serve the same food, many are unaware of Pizzeria Due. So, if you are worried about the hourlong wait at Pizzeria Uno, walk down the block to its sister spot to enjoy one of Chicago’s most beloved inventions.

4. Ed Debevic’s

Ready for some old fashion dinner food and down-to-earth

personalities? Ed Debevic’s caters to the 1950s nostalgic beings who just want a good burger, shake and a dinner atmosphere. The restaurant is based on Lill’s Homesick Diner, which resided on Highway 50 during the 1950s and 1960s. Ed took his inspiration from her home-cooked meals and her motto, “Treat people right, eat and get out.”

5. West Egg

Nestled snugly on Fairbanks Court, a street full of other delicious eateries, the West Egg Cafe is truly a find for a casual diner looking for a quick and delicious meal. West Egg is a solid choice for breakfast — which is served all day — with its huge portions of fluffy pancakes, house-made biscuits and gravy and freshly brewed coffee. If you’re staying at one of the many hotels nearby, this cafe also offers a delivery service, so you can enjoy your breakfast in bed. The only downside is that West Egg is strictly a brunch spot — it closes at 3 p.m., so grab a seat at the breakfast bar while you can.

6. Giordano’s

Chicago is so famous for their pizza that you can’t settle for just one pizzeria on your visit. With true Chicago pizza, the sauce is on top, which the founders and celebrated chefs Joseph and Efren Boglio report they learned to make from their mother in Italy. Voted the best pizza in America by NBC, Giordano’s stuffed-crust pizza is sure to hit the spot. And if you can’t make it all the way to the windy city to partake in their perfectly crafted deepdish creation, Giordano’s will FedEx a pizza anywhere nationwide for a small fee.

7. The Chicago Theatre

The iconic Chicago Theatre has been providing live entertainment to the city of Chicago for almost one hundred years, and while it had to be saved from destruction in the 1980s, this vessel of Chicago history isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If the monumental architecture and rich history isn’t enough to bring you to the theatre for a tour, upcoming performers Straight No Chaser, Martina McBride and

a trifecta performance with Train, Karmin and Ed Sheeran should persuade you to visit this Christmas season.

8. Millennium Park

Second only to the Navy Pier in terms of free public attractions, Millennium Park is home to many forms of public art, including its most famous sculpture, “Cloud Gate” — or, as most refer to it, “The Bean.” This 66-foot-long metal sculpture has passersby constantly stopping to snap photos of the reflections of themselves and the city skyline. The park is also home to other postmodern sculptures and features the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, a 4,000-seat outdoor-seating arena where the Grant Park Music Festival is held each year.

9. The Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile, located on a stretch of Michigan Avenue between Chicago River and Oak Street, is a oneof-a-kind adventure that can easily become an all-day event. This 13-block stretch features Chicago’s largest shopping district as well as museums, hotels and restaurants. The Mile also

hosts seasonal events to accompany the natural changes that occur in the multitude of plant life that exists along the stretch of Michigan Avenue. During the Christmas season, the annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival takes over this sector of town and features a free concert and a parade. No matter what time of year it is when you visit, lace up your walking shoes and prepare for an experience like none other.

10. Wrigley Field

Wrigley Field was built in 1914 on the grounds of a once occupied seminary and has been the home of the Chicago Cubs ever since. The ballpark is the second oldest in the Major Leagues, behind Boston’s Fenway Park, which was constructed in 1912. Since the Tribune Company purchased the Cubs in 1981, the field also serves as a home to a variety of construction projects. There are a variety of tours ranging from daily, kids and specialty tours.

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