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16th annual Charity Ball: Out of this world

Open forum invites students to talk about having healthy relationships in college. Casey Kidwell

Interim News Editor @c_kidwell

Hooking up is a term that is not only an integral part of most college student’s vocabulary, but one that lacks an indisputable definition. On Urban Dictionary, a fascecious online dictionary, the first definition that is displayed reads as follows: “an incredibly ambiguous phrase that drives me absolutely insane when people use it.” The person responsible for posting this definition goes on to describe his or her frustration and uncertainty as to what two people who hooked up actually did. From meeting in the park for a lunchtime date to acting like “Viagra-injected rabbits,” as he puts it, this popular jargon can have a number of meanings. While the media portrays hooking up in one fashion, other sources that infiltrate the minds of college kids describe it in a different manner. That’s why the office of Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS) and #hitmeup, the Healthy Relationships Initiative are hosting The Hookup Culture: An Open Discussion on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in The Hill. This open forum is part of a larger healthy relationships initiative, which has been bringing programs to campus that allow students the opportunity to discuss with their peers the factors of healthy relationships that are affecting their See Hookup Culture | Page 3

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Belles and Crimson Circle service organizations hosted their 16th annual Charity Ball this last Friday, Nov. 15. Students were encouraged to dress to this year’s theme, ‘Forever Endeavor,’ and dance the night away with friends as junior dance major Charissa Kroeger (left) and junior entrepreneurship major Miranda Ordonez (right) did. Proceeds went to Belles’ service sites, Good Shepherd Shelter and Richstone Family Center.

Lions to take on Stanford

Fest honors cultures

World Fest features programs highlighting international culture and studies. Julia Sacco News Intern


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All-WCC first team selection freshman forward Adrien Perez (right) and the LMU Lions travel to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on the Stanford University Cardinal on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Read more on Page 9 in the Sports section.

Keep your passport handy this week – LMU’s Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) is taking you around the world. OISS’ annual World Fest week of activities is aimed at highlighting and promoting international education on campus and encouraging students to participate and get involved in cultural and international studies. “It started in 2000, and it was a joint initiative by the Department of Education and the Department of State and it is celebrated all over the world,” said Denise Folga, director of OISS. “It’s called international education week and we also call it World Fest here at LMU. So this is our 14th year celebrating it at LMU.” For OISS it’s important to emphasize the international aspects of our campus, as well as celebrate international students, study abroad and international programs through this week of events. “It’s part of LMU’s mission to have every student have some experience in some international education,” said Marki Hackett,

program coordinator for the Center for Asian Business. The collaborators of World Fest vary from year to year. This year, they consist of Asian Pacific Student Services, the Athletics department, the Center for Asian Business, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the Ethnic and Intercultural Services, the International House, the National and International Scholarship Office, the Office of Black Student Services, Student Affairs and Study Abroad. “We try to bring as many different aspects of campus together as possible. There is such a large number of events that happen at LMU, so we don’t want to create more work for offices,” Folga said. “So we ask that if an organization is doing an international event, that you host it during this week, and we collaborate all the publicity.” World Fest creates an international sense of community on campus and sheds light on the various cultural collaborators through fun, interactive and informative events. “Because it is coming from a variety of offices, students that are outside of the Office for International Students and Scholars would be driven to attend this because since you have a bunch of collaborators from all over campus you are more able to pick up students outside of international outreach,” Camile Jimenez said. See World Fest | Page 3



JUNIOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP MAJOR “I support the idea of getting rid of prostate cancer. It’s an issue for men, and something I hopefully never have to be a part of. But there’s a lot of support, and I wanted to be a part of that.”



SENIOR NATURAL SCIENCE MAJOR “Enduring the first two week’s ridicule earns a lifetime of admiration.”



“The man doesn’t grow the mustache; the mustache grows the man. I started at the beginning of November, and it feels great to grow a ‘stache to raise money for men’s health. So far I’ve raised over $250.”


SENIOR BIOLOGY MAJOR “Having a beard feels like being a lumberjack. Minus the logging.”


JUNIOR FILM PRODUCTION MAJOR “Honestly, I’m constantly wondering about kissing a girl. I have to be the top lip or they will get a mouthful of my hair.”

SOPHOMORE ENTREPRENUERSHIP AND SPANISH DOUBLE MAJOR “I get a very two-sided response from people when they comment on my lip blanket. The guys love it, and the ladies try to hide their inner horror with a comment like, ‘It’s alright, I guess.’”

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This issue, News Intern Tyler Franklin sits down with Steven Munassi, president of Delta Sigma Phi, to talk about philanthropy and giving back to the community.


What kind of philanthropic events has Delta Sigma Phi been involved in so far?

St. Baldrick’s, the buffet for American Red Cross and then the canned food drive, and that one is going to American Red Cross and their efforts in the Philippines.


What motivates you to get involved in philanthropy efforts?

It really comes from interest and just kind of seeing what’s happening and what needs our attention. As soon as we heard about the typhoon, we understood that we should really help with that.


Is there any reason why you chose these particular causes?

Our national philanthropy is Red Cross, so we really want to start doing things that will benefit them. As far as the typhoon relief, it happened, and we saw a need. So we wanted to try and address that. In terms of St. Baldrick’s, I looked into it and saw it was a really good cause. I had a friend who had leukemia when I was a kid … [St. Baldrick’s] gives me an outlet to help.


How have these events gone so far? I am very impressed with not only our participation from the actives, but also very, very happy with how much the community came out for the typhoon relief.

What have you learned from these experiences?


It has been great to see how passionate the guys get when you give them an opportunity to give back. It’s been quite an experience seeing how our brotherhood can come together and influence something – like how the guys can grow from helping out with this stuff.


Why do you feel that it is important for student organizations on campus to give back?

Our whole motto is ‘better men, better lives.’ My core values see that I should always try to be a better man than I was yesterday. So I feel like when you give back to the community, you’re not only helping out through your actions, but you’re also learning from your experience and growing from that.

What are some of the challenges in giving back? I find that LMU gives you so many opportunities to get involved, it’s almost a little tough to commit. I feel one big issue on campus is just overinvolvement, but LMU definitely does give you a lot of opportunities to try and make a change.



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daily lives, according to Briana Maturi, special assistant in the office of the senior vice president for student affairs and coordinator of the Healthy Relationships Initiative. Maturi said she recognizes that the hookup culture is a topic that frequents the pages of gossip magazines and gains plenty of media coverage. However, she also understands the importance in localizing it to LMU. “It’s one thing to look at what’s nationally happening but we’re our own unique community, so it’s important for us to have that discussion,” Maturi said. The discussion will be led by intercultural facilitators who are part of the student peer leadership group on campus run by EIS. Maturi said that allowing students to participate in a dialogue with their peers is an important aspect of the program. According to Maturi there was a similar program done last spring that was well attended and the feedback they received from students was positive. Students stated that it’s “helpful to hear

from their peers what’s actually happening” on campus regarding hooking up versus going off of what the media may be feeding to students. While the media seems to over-exaggerate the normalcy of a hookup culture at every college, there are a number of people who have found themselves equally confused by this ambiguous term. Amanda Holman, a doctoral student at the University of NebraskaLincoln took part in a study on this very topic with Dr. Allan Sillars at the University of Montana. Holman said that “hooking up is strategically ambiguous,” in the Huffington Post article “Hooking up – What does it really mean?” published Oct. 12, 2011. In the same article, Time Magazine’s Megan Gibson agreed with Holman’s opinion saying “It seems the phrase offers a way of divulging information - which, yes, could still be considered gossip - but also provides an element of mystery about the encounter, which could protect privacy in some cases. And in today’s social media-obsessed,

oversharing culture, that’s not a bad thing.” The Healthy Relationships Initiative hopes that, through programs such as the upcoming open discussion on hookup culture, students can learn to have open conversations with their peers on relationships and combat unspoken peer pressure, according to Maturi. “Let’s understand what the campus culture is rather than guess,” Maturi says. Through this program she has been working on, she wants students to be reminded that they “always have a voice and a choice.” The Healthy Relationships Initiative is scheduled to host two more programs in the springtime. The first will feature speaker Amber Krzys, who will come to campus to speak about body image and learning to love the bodies we’re in. The second event will be a session with Dr. Drew, who is famous for his work with “Celebrity Rehab” as well as his current radio show, Loveline. The Hookup Culture forum is the last event of this semester and will be held at 6 p.m. in The Hill.

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The events started this past Sunday, Nov. 17, and will be continuing until Sunday, Nov. 24. On Sunday, there was a Lion Pride Worldwide pre-basketball game festivity to support the LMU men’s team players that are from counties such as Croatia, Nigeria and Zambia. On Tuesday, there was a Stories from Abroad presentation and the Art of Sushi Making event put on by the Center for Asian Business and Asian Pacific Student Services. “This year I decided I wanted to do something fun and cultural, so I decided to do the sushi-making. But we also want to promote our new course offered at LMU,” Hackett said.

The event brought in a sushi chef to demonstrate the process and instruct students to make their own crab and spicy tuna rolls that they could eat when they were finished. On Wednesday, the two groups are also putting on a “Planet B-Boy” movie screening, as well as a special performance by B-Boy Status. Wednesday also has a dialogue on interculuralism – When Cultures Meet – that explores the stereotypes and social norms of two different cultures. The week continues with events on Thursday, Nov. 21, at Convo with Culture Shock in Alumni Mall showcasing African drumming and dance, and a Lifelong Benefits program in Malone 6-9 p.m. that will discuss programs for scholars in Germany, Iceland, Mexico and

Argentina. World Fest week will close on Sunday with a World Music Concert, influenced by Bali and Ghana, in Murphy Recital Hall at 3 p.m. During LMU’s international education week, OISS emphasizes the effort to increase the international student population and to promote the idea of international studies. “We want students to experience this in whatever way that appeals to them, whether it is mentoring, or studying abroad, making friends with an international student and visiting their home country or just encouraging students to think outside the bubble on the bluff,” said Csilla Samay, director of International Outreach.

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Cancer survivor and expecting senior battles the odds This spring, student will become first college graduate in her family. Ali Swenson

Asst. News Editor @aliswenson

Today, Danielle Orange is two weeks away from finishing her final semester at LMU. After graduation, she has a job lined up with Teach for America. A liberal studies major, Orange is enrolled in 19 units of credit. She never skips school – a pattern that has continued since high via Danielle Orange school when Danielle Orange she had perfect attendance. Orange will be the first in her family to graduate from college. She’s also a cancer survivor. Oh, and her baby is due in three days. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles with parents who could not afford their own higher education and therefore worked all their lives, Orange never thought of college as a real option. She described her childhood as one “where college is not encouraged, where education is almost seen as a joke and where the dropout rate is 50 percent.” When she turned 13, though, her life began to change. Her father developed a cancer of the plasma cells called multiple myeloma. A combat veteran who served in the Vietnam War, Orange’s father unknowingly ingested Agent Orange during his service, a chemical used to kill vegetation. The chemical was later found to lead to a higher risk for a variety of cancers, including multiple myeloma.

“I have a no-matter-what attitude,” Orange said. “It was going to be hard, but no matter what, I’m not quitting.” Her dad’s diagnosis was when Orange’s “no-matter-what” attitude kicked in. “If I crawled in a hole and died every time something unfortunate happened to me, I would have crawled in a hole at 13 when my dad got cancer,” Orange said. Instead, she chose to be strong. “I have a no-matter-what attitude,” Orange said. “That was my philosophy. That, OK, it was going to be hard, but no matter what, I’m not quitting.” So two years later, when she was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 15 – another direct result of her father’s exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam – she continued to attend school despite her family’s hesitation. “My parents didn’t want me to go to school. In their defense, they were trying to protect me, but they wanted me to take a year off of school,” Orange said. “I am such a stubborn person that I rode the bus to school, and I begged my principal.” School was important to Orange because it helped her maintain a level of normalcy that, in the chaos of her illness, was nearly impossible to find in any other area of her life.

“I knew I was going to die,” Orange said. “I just knew. You’re 15, and what are you thinking? That’s what you hear when you think of cancer: I’m going to go bald and I’m going to die. I was going through chemotherapy and radiation therapy with these people that visibly, you could see, deteriorating. But I was like, ‘I can’t miss school.’ It was the only part of my life that was normal.” Even school was not quite the same as before. Orange lost friends and acquaintances that didn’t understand or weren’t able to cope with her cancer. “I was the girl with cancer; I didn’t have a name anymore,” Orange said. “I couldn’t go out. I had to wear a mask from time to time. I remember someone told me cancer was contagious and don’t ever talk to them again. I had a friend that I thought was my best friend, and she told me, ‘I just can’t deal with the fact that you have cancer.’ She stopped hanging out with me.” Despite the challenges and exhaustion that came with treatment, Orange fought through. After a six-month battle, her cancer went into remission. Her father was not so fortunate, and passed away when Orange was 17 years old. At this point, Orange’s quest for normalcy was enriched with new feelings of gratitude and purpose. “My relationship with God changed,” she said. “I had a greater appreciation. I felt more responsible. I never understood why God chose me to live … I just knew I had a purpose. I always feel like I have this gift of life that I was told I wasn’t really supposed to have, that I would never make it to. Well, you’ve got to do something with it, right?” So Orange committed. Though she did not have the financial means to come to LMU, she applied for scholarships, and her mom saved every dime. She worked three jobs to help her mother pay for her schooling. She became involved at LMU as an R.A., as a CLC leader and as a member of Belles Service Organization. She never skipped class. Then, just before entering her senior year, she received the news that she was pregnant. After being told that she had just a 17% chance of ever conceiving a child and a 10% chance of ever carrying a child to full term due to her cancer, she was surprised, but she made the decision to keep the baby right away. “This wasn’t a try,” Orange said. “I just never thought that it would happen for me. And it did. So abortion was never an option. Adoption was never an option for me. Not the way God has blessed me.” Orange knew that she wanted to continue going to school and graduate college even during her pregnancy to set an example for her younger sister and make her family proud. She was aware, too, that her pregnancy would come with strange looks, especially at a private Catholic university. Even though it was difficult, she maintained and continues to uphold the nomatter-what mentality that she’d developed in high school and has persevered. “People say it doesn’t matter what other people think but it does get to you,” Orange said. “I had someone jaw-dropped, just stare. I remember someone saying, ‘Wow, I thought I was having a bad day, but she’s pregnant.’ But people have

their opinions. I can’t do anything about it, and I’m not here to change anybody’s opinion. I’m just going to school.” Orange’s boyfriend of four years, Ariel Williams, described her as tough. “The other day, she was walking through campus and her sandal broke, so she had to walk barefoot, so that was kind of embarrassing for her,” Williams said. “But she’s always toughing it out, always hardworking, always diligent.” Today, in her final weeks of both pregnancy and college, Orange feels good about the way things

have turned out. Her daughter is completely healthy. “Me and my boyfriend, we always

“My whole life is not my own anymore. But it’s better than I ever thought it could be,” Orange said. say she ruined our lives to give us a better one,” Orange said. “I gave up my whole life for this … My whole

life is not my own anymore. But it’s better than I ever thought it could be.” If there is one thing Orange hopes that she can bestow on both her daughter and on her future students when she becomes a teacher, it’s resiliency. “Life’s going to kick you,” Orange said. “That’s just what it is. It’s difficult for everybody. You never really know someone’s story until you talk to them ... But cancer is not a death sentence; being pregnant at 21 is not a death sentence. You move on. You continue.” And today, Orange continues.

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ne look at the typical LMU student’s talking about their own experiences coming to Twitter feed can divulge just how much terms with their sexuality at school, was couraour privileges can warp our perspec- geous and inspiring. It was also the exact kind of tives. It is fairly common to see a tweet end with reality check we at LMU could use. This puts our #LMUproblems. These problems usually consist privileged position as students at a high-caliber of dramatized complaints about U-Hall escala- university in Los Angeles in perspective. LMU isn’t a perfect university – nor would tors being broken or not being able to spend all one’s allocated LION dollars before the end anyone expect it to be – but despite the differof the semester. The most mundane problems, ent influences in our tradition, ours manages with a touch of hyperbole and a dash of drama, to be a mostly open-minded campus. Here at the Loyolan, we can write about become catastrophes. Even on LGBT issues without fear of a social justice-focused camOur mission at LMU is blowback. Several of our staffpus like ours, it’s easy to allow to be men and women ers openly identify as LGBT, simple controversies to take the lead and shift our focus inward for others. That requires unconcerned about what others rather than outward to the rest keeping what’s happening might think. Such a comfortin the world in mind. able environment is a gift – one of the world. we must remember while being Looking outward to another university, we see the recent events that took pelted by smaller, more personal problems, both place at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. at the Loyolan and at LMU generally. None of this is to say that the private probLast Thursday, the Calvin Chimes, Calvin’s student newspaper, published a feature series on lems aren’t important – on the contrary, to each LGBT students attending the school, some even individual person, they’re very important. Many coming out to family and friends for the first time students here at LMU deal with pressing personal issues that have a real impact on their life. in the periodical’s pages. Calvin is a conservative college, one where only However, some students focus their energy on four percent of the student body identifies as complaining about things that are minor in comLGBT – and only two percent does so openly. In parison to what is happening in the world. Our mission at LMU is to be men and women their own introduction, the student staff admits that covering LGBT issues in the past has been for others. That requires keeping what’s hapdifficult. Compared to the gay-friendly commu- pening in the world in mind – including at other schools, where the privileges we take for granted nity here at LMU, that seems like a world apart. The Chimes’ coverage, featuring eight students are sometimes much harder to gain.

Racial profiling: Lasting racism Danni California Danni Wilson Opinion Intern



rowing up in Mississippi, I was no stranger to the remnants of racial division that continue to prevail in our country. I was also partially raised by a black woman. I know what racism looks like, and it is not always as clear-cut as portrayed physical violence. Racial profiling is still prominent, and it’s still affecting our culture. Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS) held a panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 12, about racial profiling, centered on our rights as citizens and on how racial profiling in law enforcement in particular is all too prevalent. Racial profiling is not classified as a hate crime – however, it can still be just as traumatic. Yet I have had conversations with people who don’t believe racism is an issue anymore, as if it has ceased to exist solely because it is no longer 1964. I was about seven when a 12-year-old white girl was kidnapped in my hometown. The police had no idea who kidnapped her. The woman who raised me was named Ms. Thell. I know her as the most kind-hearted person I have ever met – she was my saving grace. Seven years ago, I watched as a cop pulled Ms. Thell over and asked what she was doing with a white child in her car. All he had to go on was that there was a black woman in the car with a white child, and because of his ignorance, he justified that she could be a kidnapper – never mind that I looked nothing like the victim. I wasn’t even in the same age group. That didn’t matter, as he continued to harass Ms. Thell for an hour and a half. Race is an issue when a black woman is shamed to the point of tears by her heritage – something of which she should be proud. More recently, and much more severely, was the tragedy of Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old black woman who was shot while asking for help after her car failed while driving in Dearbourn Heights, Mich. Much like in the case of

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Trayvon Martin, an innocent person was killed, and may think racial profiling is solely to blame. Barneys New York, a chain of luxury department stores, is also in the spotlight for potential racial prejudice. Civil rights groups are banging at their door, trying to make an example of the company. Lawsuits are also springing up around the company, like the one filed by Trayon Christian after the store salesmen believed he, a young black man, couldn’t possibly afford a $349 belt. The New York Daily News said police detained the 19-year-old. The issues of Barneys’ racism and the results of NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy have renewed the media’s interest in uncovering how prevalent racial profiling really is in our country. Stop-and-frisk allows officers to stop and search pedestrians around New York. The numbers from the New York Civil Liberties Union revealed that 55 percent of those stopped were black, 32 percent were Hispanic and only 10 percent were white. This policy has been going strong for almost ten years, but in 2013, the measure was not picked up again. Honestly, I don’t know if I can fully understand how upsetting it must be to be detained; as a white woman, I have never had to worry about someone stopping me because they believed I couldn’t afford certain merchandise, even though I come from a low-income fam-

ily. You can argue that Barneys’ racism is just ingrained in the company, as if the employees mocking their customers are justified. Why is this ignorance socially acceptable? Should it ever be? There are ignorant people no matter where you go. I was completely ignorant to Hispanic culture until I met my first roommate, Kiara, in boarding school two years ago. She had moved from Mexico when she was 10. Sure, you can’t blame someone for their ignorance, but only as long as they are open to the idea of learning. Priscilla Ocen, a civil rights attorney, spoke at the EIS forum about how to stop profiling. It starts with you knowing your rights. The Equal Protection Clause says everyone must be fairly and equally treated by the law; however, this leaves a decent amount of wiggle room. The running joke of the forum was that the police need little more than a hunch to pull you over. I don’t think there will ever be a time in America that we don’t put some significance on race. Ignoring race is not the way to go about stopping racial profiling or general hate based on ethnicity. It is a part of who we are, but not all that we are. This is the opinion of Danni Wilson, a freshman screenwriting and French double major from Brandon, Miss. Tweet comments to @LoyolanOpinion, or email

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LMU struggles to fully join the digital age In Medias Res

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t’s become an all too familiar pattern: A professor wants to display multimedia content for the class and ends up wasting at least five minutes before giving up and moving on. Meanwhile, students tune out and become disengaged from the preceding discussion. This seems to happen with alarming frequency, and as I think back on my days spent at a tech-savvy high school, I find myself asking: When will LMU finally arrive in the modern day? My answer: Not anytime soon, if LMU persists in its crippling illiteracy in regards to technology. Although LMU’s administration seems to understand the importance of integrating modern technology into the classroom, and seems capable of providing the funds for modernization, they don’t seem to understand the logistics of how to make this happen. Making sure that faculty, staff and professors understand how to work with this technology has been a secondary concern, if one at all. First, the hardware issue. With regard to Macs, LMU has done a good job of providing access to and support for the latest Apple products and software – unquestionably an astute decision, given that a large portion of students

use Mac computers. However, in the process, LMU seems to have forgotten that all of its classrooms and many of its computer labs have PCs. As a result, they have divvied up attention between Mac and PC in a dangerously disproportionate manner. While all the Apple products on campus are shiny and new, the PCs actually running the classrooms have new software running on entry-level hardware from 2006. That’s the tech equivalent of slapping a Lamborghini body onto the motor of a Toyota Camry from the 80’s, and expecting it to run like a sports car. The consequences of running new software on antiquated hardware is obvious, but there are also some secondary consequences. Often, when a computer is failing as a result of this mismatch of hardware and software, professors assume that they’re doing something wrong, or that they can somehow magically fix the issue by hitting buttons until something works. Second, professors misuse technology constantly. Then they use the excuse that it’s because the computer malfunctioned or because, “I use Macs, so I don’t understand how to work this.” The second phrase is humorous and depressing all at once when the scenario in question – for example, properly navigating an Internet browser – has nothing to do with using a Mac versus a PC. In fact, those really aren’t even as different as people think when it comes to

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most basic functions. Unfortunately, finding solutions won’t be easy. The technological literacy issue among faculty, staff and students is simply one manifestation of a much larger trend: Technology has become so easy to use that people can get by clumsily clicking until they get the desired reaction, rather than actually learning how things work. Technology is being used more like a crude bludgeon than the precise and useful scalpel it was designed to be. That said, there are some simple steps which students, professors and faculty alike can take to improve the situation in the short term. Above all: Know your level of

competence. Figure out which areas you are most comfortable with and those you struggle with, and use that information to determine how best to conduct a lecture or presentation – or avoid the use of technology altogether. If the thing you’re trying to accomplish with the computer isn’t completely necessary to the discussion, or can be achieved just as effectively without the use of technology, then don’t waste time using systems you’re not comfortable with. Joining the 21st century doesn’t mean using technology for absolutely everything we do, it means understanding where technology’s usage is most beneficial and using it

in an effective manner. I could go on for much longer about the tech problem LMU faces, and the many immediate solutions we could employ, but, quite frankly, it’s an issue too large for the brief nature of an article. Inarguably though, this campus must undergo change if it is to truly enter the 21st century and get the most out of the technology it spends so much money on. That change has to begin with the people. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the Wi-Fi. This is the opinion of Nick Lepore, a junior English major from San Jose, Calif. Tweet comments to @LoyolanOpinion, or email

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The cold brings ‘laid-back’ women’s fashion sweatshirts, there are many versions that can give your lazy day outfit a fashionable edge.

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Leather moto jacket Not that it’s anything we haven’t heard of before, but a staple leather biker jacket is optimal for winter in California. It keeps you warm and stylish in our moderate temperatures and it’s easy to pair with just about anything. It can take a drab winter outfit and transform it into a put-together ensemble. Keep your eyes out this winter for a lot of fun color variations of the traditional leather jacket, like electric blue and cherry red.

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lthough it may seem like summer will never fade in L.A., you want to be prepared to dress for the chillier winter days when they are finally upon us. We might not be forced to face freezing temperatures, but any notions that winter means dressing frumpy or dreary to keep warm should be erased. Don’t fret, because cooler weather in no way means dressing any less cool. Winter fashion is exciting because it adds a number of pieces into one’s wardrobe that can’t be worn year-long. Scarves, hats, boots and coats give every fashion personality an array of possibilities to work with. In a way, winter fashion is synonymous with options. Among

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Cuenot practices what she preaches while rocking a winter statement sweatshirt. these are some fundamental favorites that any fashionista must take note of this season. Five style staples to keep in mind are:

Sophisticated raincoat We might not have too many rainy days, but when we do experience the occasional downpour, it’s best to be ready with a handy raincoat that not only keeps you dry, but also enhances your style. Nothing is worse than coming to class or work soaking wet.

Beanies The key accessory and go-to hat style for winter fashion this season is the beanie. Not only are they handy to keep you warm or to tame a bad hair day; they can add some serious spunk to an outfit based on their color, texture, material or print. Try a leopard print or a cashmere material to incorporate form or function into even the most basic of outfits.

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Winter has come, and senior marketing major Carolyn Crimi can now break out her beanie.

Statement sweatshirt Fashionable sweatshirts have been on the rise and are perfect for winter as they combine comfort and style. Sweatshirts don’t just have to scream “laid-back” or “just rolled out of bed” – they can also make a fashion statement. From designer Kenzo to the infamous Brian Lichtenberg “Homies”

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The mixed media trend has caught on, exhibited by senior marketing major Taylor Markel. Raincoats are often thought to be a fashion faux pas that can’t be stylish past elementary school, but this isn’t the case when you have something unique. Options include seethrough plastic, metallic fabrics or a chic trench coat. Choose something that is as bold as it is functional. Mixed media The mixed media trend has been all over the fashion scene lately and what better to way to integrate it into winter than with outerwear? The idea of the trend is to combine multiple fabrics, textures, and details into one piece, hence the concept of a mix. Winter outerwear is the perfect outlet to carry on the mixed media trend by creating a mélange of fur, jean, leather, shearling, studs or what have you and adding it into the mix.

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Senior marketing major Megan O’Meara walks to class in her stylish leather moto jacket.

This is the opinion of Chaya Cuenot, a senior communications studies major from Ojai, Calif. Tweet comments to @LoyolanArts, or email

Men, break out patterns for winter T’Ryan Times Ryan Johnson Copy Editor



made for walkin’. For men either on the conservative or edgy side, ankle boots will be just what you need to enhance a simplistic outfit of jeans and a basic sweater into a more sleek look. These short, fitted boots continue to give off a vintage, 1960s vibe and are easily identifiable.

hough I’m a frequent viewer of the television show “Fashion Police,” I’m no Joan Rivers. With an unpredictable amount of comedic punchlines in every episode, Rivers knows how to bluntly unveil her fashion wisdom while critiquing celebrities and placing them on the list of best and worst looks of the week. Instead, I consider myself a fashion forecaster, predicting the seemingly flashy, trend-setting behaviors of celebrities so that your average LMU students know what to rock this season. Don’t worry this winter, LMU men, because I’ve got your winter trend forecast right here. Ankle boots Whether suede or leather, these boots are

Colored jeans Emerald and burgundy pants seem to be the popular colors amongst celebrities in pop culture and trendsetters on LMU’s campus this winter. These pants can add a whole lot of personality to a man’s outfit without much effort. You can pair them with a simple gray or tan cardigan for the right amount of contrast, so you don’t feel too over the top walking around campus. You can find them in corduroy, skinny jean or slacks style. Plaid flannel shirt A previous trend from last winter and back by popular demand – the plaid flannel shirt is both warm and stylish this winter. With this trend comes a lot of possibility for variation. You can wear it unbuttoned with a basic tee underneath, do the traditional and simple buttoned-up look, or for a more urban look, simply tie the plaid flannel around your waist. This item is a great investment because this trend seems to always return.

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Fair isle patterns are popping up, as seen on sophomore screenwriting major Chris Yates.

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Junior business and biology double major Aaron Tsukushi models his winter ankle boots.

Fair isle pattern Because it’s almost that time of the year to break out the sweaters as the weather changes, it’s only appropriate to include this popular sweater pattern on my list. For those men who possess a bolder, eclectic style, this pattern will be just what you need to brighten up your wardrobe. It can be found on highly colored knits, cardigans and even accessories. This sweater trend allows you to be warm and practical, yet you’ll give off a creative, fun and approachable vibe as you walk around campus.

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Senior political science and sociology double major EJ De Lara rocks his plaid flannel shirt.

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Peacoats are all over the bluff, as seen on senior film production major Chris Reyes. Double-breasted peacoat This trend exudes sophistication – and that is how everyone on campus will look at you as you walk in style to your classes. Depending on your style, you can wear the jacket completely buttoned for a more preppy look or unbuttoned for a more casual look. The great thing about this trend is that you can dress it up with dress pants or dress it down with jeans for any occasion. It will add warmth and versatility to your wardrobe. Though LMU men are not a part of Rivers’ show, these trends will help you stay on the best-dressed list in any situation – and you can feel stylish right in time for the fast-approaching winter festivities. This is the opinion of Ryan Johnson, a junior sociology major from Los Angeles, Calif. Tweet comments to @LoyolanArts, or email Page 8

‘Doctor Who’ turns 50, looking better than ever


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hile many of us have seen our parents turn 50, none of us have seen a current TV show hit the half-century mark. The British cult-drama-turnedglobal-phenomenon “Doctor Who” hits that landmark this Saturday, making it the longest running scifi television show in the world. It began on Nov. 23, 1963, and depicts the adventures of a humanoid alien called The Doctor and his companions as they travel through time and space. What began as a notoriously cheesy and low-budget cult show has become an icon of British popular culture, and has gained an extensive global following, becoming the most successful science fiction series of all time. “Doctor Who” is wonderful. I personally think everyone should watch it because it’s the smartest show on television. In his travels, The Doctor faces difficult choices and heartbreaking conflicts and takes each one in stride. This wouldn’t be possible to convey without brilliant writing and complex story arcs that challenge young and older viewers alike to keep up with all the engaging twists and turns they take. This is why people watch the show; they expect to be surprised, challenged

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The landmark science fiction show “Doctor Who” will have a simultaneous broadcast of its 50th anniversary episode on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 11:50 a.m. and at times disturbed. The fact that those elements can live together in harmony for so long and be so universally respected inspired me to become a screenwriter. Even if the actual show doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, the 50th anniversary special is going to be a really big deal. It will feature the current Doctor, played by Matt Smith and his companion, played by Jenna Coleman, the previous (10th) Doctor, played by David Tennant and his companion, played by Billie Piper and, somehow, also a new Doctor, played by John Hurt. It will be broadcast at the same time around the world, so that all the fans can experience the thrilling reveals together, with no risk of spoilers from people in earlier time zones. There are also a select few theaters across the U.K. and United States which are

broadcasting the event in 3D, tickets for which have been completely sold out in Los Angeles. “Doctor Who” has been going strong for years and is more popular now than it ever was before. It appeals to people of all ages, is entertaining without being crass, is clever without being condescending, and shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s to 50 more years.

There seems to be no shortage of musical instruments on LMU’s campus. This past Sunday in Murphy Recital Hall, attendees were treated to “An Afternoon of Chamber Ensembles and Opera.” Music students shared their semester-long work with performances in a variety of fields including opera, guitar and piano, among other forms of music. - Christopher James, Life+Arts editor

This is the opinion of Susannah Keane, a freshman screenwriting major from Metuchen, New Jersey. Tweet comments to @LoyolanArts, or email skeane@theloyolan. com.

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sports LIONBITES M. SOCCER Head Coach Paul Krumpe (left) earned WCC Coach of the Year honors on Tuesday. The Lions also garnered three LMU Athletics All-WCC first team selections: junior midfielder John McFarlin, redshirt junior defender Craig Nitti and freshman forward Adrien Perez.

W. BASKETBALL LMU beat New Mexico State University 81-64 at home on Nov. 16 after losing two consecutive road games. Sophomore guards Chelsea Barnes and Deanna Johnson both scored 14 points in the win. The Lions face the Oregon State University Beavers on the road tonight at 6 p.m. M. WATER POLO The Lions compete in the WWPA playoffs this weekend with a first round matchup against Air Force Academy on Friday on UC Davis’ campus. The Lions will LMU Athletics be led by First-Team AllWWPA selection sophomore attacker Milutin Mitrovic.

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Lions travel to Virgin Islands Men’s basketball (4-0) faces stiff competition this weekend at the Paradise Jam. Dan Raffety

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The LMU men’s basketball team (4-0) will face the University of Northern Iowa (1-2) this Friday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. to kick off the Ezybonds Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, a three-day basketball tournament in which the unbeaten Lions will square off against perennial NCAA tournament teams and hope to stay undefeated. Despite the Panthers’ losing record, this team has sustained success both in the regular season and in the NCAA tournament, making it to the big dance five times in the last 10 seasons and to the Sweet 16 in 2010 after knocking off No. 1 seed Kansas University. The Lions, however, have never faced the Panthers. “We are playing a very terrific Northern Iowa team,” said Head Coach Max Good. “We need to get better. We won the last two games because of free throw shooting and conditioning. We have to get a little more consistent. We have time, but we will be severely tested in this tournament.” The Lions’ next game will either be against the University of Maryland or Marist University in the second round. The winner’s bracket can be found on CBS Sports Network. The field also includes Vanderbilt University, Providence University, Morgan State University and La Salle University. This is the first time the Lions have won four games to begin a season since 20032004, and the Lions’ offense and sustained health and depth are a big reason why.

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Freshmen Gabe Levin (right) is averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds for LMU. Levin and redshirt sophomore Ben Dickinson are providing a low-post scoring presence for the Lions. Already, the team has scored 90-plus points twice this season. The Lions cracked 90 points only one time last year. Senior point guard Anthony Ireland is not the only offensive option anymore; the team plays with a balanced offensive attack. Sophomore transfer Ben Dickinson has

solidified his low post starting position, averaging 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds in just over 23 minutes per game. With senior forward Godwin Okonji out of the lineup indefinitely due to a leg injury, Dickinson’s See M. Basketball | Page 11

WCC champions ready for NCAA tournament KC at the Bat Kevin Cacabelos Sports Editor



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LMU begins its quest for an NCAA championship this Thursday against Stanford University. The Lions earned an automatic bid to the tournament after winning the West Coast Conference.

ne of my favorite motivational sport phrases is “Move forward.” When I was the manager for Seattle Prep’s basketball team, I heard Head Coach Mike Kelly say the phrase over and over again whenever his team made a mistake. It was his way of saying, ‘Get over it, don’t dwell on it and play the next play.’ All teams make mistakes, but the factor separating great teams from good teams is the ability to not only overcome adversity, but to embrace it. For all the success the LMU men’s soccer team has achieved this season, winning a West Coast Conference (WCC) title and earning an automatic NCAA tournament bid was not an easy task. Ten of the team’s 13 victories have been by a one-goal differential, with just about every WCC match being a complete dogfight. Along with tough competition in the WCC, the Lions have also suffered a litany of injuries. Three games in, redshirt senior goalkeeper Billy Thompson suffered a season-ending knee injury. Two of the team’s starting defenders, junior Bryce Bacic and redshirt freshman Mark Dotseth, also missed the majority of the season. Both are back playing for the team, but are not yet at 100 percent. Finally, arguably the team’s best player, junior midfielder John McFarlin, has missed two of the past three games due to a nagging leg injury. Although injuries hurt the team’s depth, they also opened up opportunities

for other players to step up their performance. Sophomore goalkeeper Paul Blanchette earned WCC Goalkeeper of the Year honors after taking control of the starting job when Thompson’s season ended. Along with several injuries, LMU also saw sophomore Pedro Velazquez suffer from the vaunted sophomore slump. After leading the team with six goals last season and earning WCC Freshman of the Year honors in 2012, Velazquez did not score the entire season until the teams’ secondto-last game against the University of San Diego (USD). Velazquez’s slump turned out to be a blessing in disguise, forcing the team to find other options on offense. Freshman forward Adrien Perez emerged as an elite scorer, while junior forwards Juan De Rada and Dylan Seedman also transformed into legitimate offensive threats. Before the team’s first match of the season, junior defender Craig Nitti told me about the team’s goals. “In my mind, this is the most complete group of players we’ve ever had, and it’s going to be tough,” said Nitti. “It’s going to be a grind, but I think we’re going to win the WCC. And I think we’re going to have a good showing on the national level.” The team continued to compete and win games even without a completely healthy roster. They stayed confident in games when they were down. On Sept. 13, the Lions were down 1-0 to the Colgate University Raiders with two minutes remaining in regulation, McFarlin and Seedman somehow both netted goals, helping the Lions shock themselves and also the Raiders. A few weeks later, LMU came back from a 2-0 deficit against USD to earn a 2-2 See M. Soccer | Page 11

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Fourteen years old is too early to commit Ruizy Does It Karen Ruiz

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MU Athletics gained another commitment last week, this time from Breanna Roper, a softball player from Woodstock High School in Woodstock, Ga. While it’s perfectly normal for LMU sports fans to get excited about newly committed athletes, one blaring detail changes my joy to confusion and slight horror: Roper is a 14-year-old high school freshman. I think most will agree that we are not the same type of people in college as we were at 14. When I was 14, I was on my school’s soccer team. I made a bunch of embarrassing and unimportant statuses on Facebook. And I actually thought I looked better with colors on my braces. Fourteen was not a prime time for me. I have a younger sister who is currently 14 and is on her high school’s frosh-sophomore soccer team. I can say for sure that her dream college will most likely change within the next four years. When I was younger, I wanted to go to Brown, just because the actress Emma Watson went there. I was willing to go across the country for an actress. This shows that perhaps is too early for 14-year-old Roper to make such a permanent decision for her future self. While I don’t want to denounce

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Roper’s decision solely because of her age or feed into society’s belief that teenagers do not know how to make their own decisions, I can’t help but think it is too early to make a decision like this so quickly. Because of NCAA restrictions that prevent coaches from talking to reporters about recruits, we don’t know exactly what went down here. But her age leads me to believe that just maybe LMU is taking advantage of this situation. I’m not a head coach of a program, and it’s hard to argue with LMU softball Head Coach Gary

Ferrin’s recruiting success. He knows talent when he sees it. After all, he’s recruited seven different Pacific Coast Softball Conference Player of the Years, most recently LMU legend Sam Fischer. I don’t want to disrespect LMU or Roper’s decision, but I view this situation as a bit unethical. LMU has a good reason why they would offer Roper the scholarship; she must be a talented player. Her parents were obviously supportive of the decision, because what kind of parents would let their child pass up an invitation to play at

a Division I school? But the real focus should be on time. What if Roper gets even better over the course of the next four years and has a plethora of other, perhaps more prestigious and higher-ranked D1 schools interested in her? What if she gets worse? What if she decides she doesn’t want to continue playing softball in college? These are a lot of what-ifs, but anything can happen in four years. LMU offered the softball scholarship one day and Roper accepted it the next, despite

never visiting our campus or meeting the softball coaches. The LMU coaching staff has yet to even see her play in person as well. According to Atlanta Constitution-Journal’s website, Roper was quoted saying, “It’s just an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. It’s Loyola. It’s like an Ivy League school. It’s a D1 school. It’s in Los Angeles, Calif. Because of all those factors, I couldn’t pass it up.” This quote shows how naive she was in making this decision. LMU is a fantastic school, but it’s hardly an “Ivy League.” At the very least, she should visit the school and converse with the coaches, because personal connection plays a big role in a decision as well. My point in all of this is that Roper needs more time to think about this. Not a day or two, not a few weeks, but maybe a couple of years. It was outrageous for LMU to offer this to Roper at such a young age, and puts into question the ethics of the recruiting process. Luckily, this is a verbal commitment and is non-binding, which is a good thing, even though Roper herself said, “It’s kind of an unspoken rule once you verbally commit somewhere, you don’t really re-commit somewhere else.” Hopefully she and LMU can readdress this sometime during the next four years.

This is the opinion of Karen Ruiz, a freshman political science major from Long Beach, Calif. Tweet comments to @LoyolanSports, or email


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draw, despite playing with only 10 players for the game’s final 25 minutes. In their heads, if they could pull these victories out, there wasn’t one situation where they couldn’t make a comeback. Playing behind no longer fazed this team. To them, every second

mattered. In close games, the team moved past any and all adversity it faced. They put their trust in a freshman to carry its offense, and they trusted their reserves when several starters caught the injury bug. “The big thing is, we’re very good defensively,” Krumpe said. “When your team is a little shaky defensively, you can only hold

on for so long before you feel like you’re going to give up a goal. But when your team is solid defensively, you feel like you can win every game. Even if you’re down a goal, you can fight your way back.” These words defined LMU in these three games and throughout the entire season so far. Now the team enters the best

part of the season: the NCAA tournament. Every game is a must-win, and every game will likely be close. All teams playing soccer in late November are good, but the teams who’ll keep on advancing are those that can win close games. A battle-tested Stanford University team awaits LMU tonight, but if the game ends up

being close, you can bet that the Lions will be ready. They want to keep their season alive. They want to move forward.

This is the opinion of Kevin Cacabelos, a senior Spanish and history double major from Seattle, Wash. Tweet comments to @LoyolanSports, or email





Imposing defense

The back line for the LMU men’s soccer team is big and strong. There are few crosses in the air that LMU’s defenders do not win – redshirt senior Craig Nitti (below), junior Ryan Felix, redshirt freshman Mark Dotseth and junior Jack McCracken are all taller than six feet. The Lions finished the year averaging only 0.89 goals against per game. In the first half of the season, the defense only allowed six goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Paul Blanchette was recently named West Coast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. He holds a .770 save percentage and has seven shutouts – an LMU record.

Freshman Star Most teams expect leadership to come from their senior veterans, but LMU is seeing a new face leading its offense. Freshman forward Adrien Perez (above) has been a force to be reckoned with this year. The All-WCC first team selection is LMU’s leading scorer with 10 goals, while also chalking up five assists to finish with 25 points on the year.

Pass happy mcfarlin Though the goal scorers usually get all of the glory, their success would not be possible without a perfect pass. This is where junior midfielder John McFarlin (above) comes in. The All-WCC first team selection finished the season with 10 assists, tying him for sixth in the entire country and only four behind the nation’s leader. McFarlin isn’t afraid to score for himself either – he has four goals this year. – Jack Sullivan, staff writer Design: Sydney Franz and Josh Kuroda | Loyolan; Photos: Caroline Burt, Steven Douglas and Carl Molina | Loyolan

Freshmen driving basketball success M. Basketball from Page 9

play has stabilized what could have been the Lion’s biggest question mark. “I think it’s very important to get the ball into the low post,” said Dickinson. “A lot of good things happen when the ball is in the post, whether it’s an easy shot or a pass.” However, the LMU freshmen have made the biggest splash. Freshman forward Gabe Levin recorded his first career doubledouble in the Lion’s last game, grabbing 10 rebounds and being active on the glass and in the paint. Freshman guard Evan Payne excited the LMU crowd with 16 points off the bench, many of them on steals and transitions. With such a freshman-heavy lineup, the senior leaders have set a model of how to sustain winning. “I just lead by example,” said

senior forward Alex Osborne. “We just need to stay focused on one thing at a time and get win number five.” Despite the unbeaten record, the Lions’ biggest area of improvement is defense, according to Good. The Lions have given up 75, 89, 74 and 78 points respectively in four games to opposing teams who have a combined record of 4-11 this season. “We have to tighten up our defense,” said Dickinson. “It’s nice that we’ve won our games, but all of them were close. We are trying to make it a little easier on ourselves.” This tournament kicks off a road-game streak that lasts nearly a month. LMU will travel to UC Riverside, Valparaiso University and the University of Pittsburgh before returning home to play Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Dec. 17.

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