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Ending with a win Women’s tennis team beats CSU Los Angeles; read Lo abou about the win
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Track and field makes due with subpar facilities GREG TOUMASSIAN Copy Editor As the economic crunch continues to impact Cal Poly, runners and hurdlers may have more to overcome than just best times. The condition of the
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track that is utilized for cross-country and track and field is unfit for competition, according to Head Coach Troy Johnson. “I know in this hard economic environment it’s hard to ask anybody for funds to build anything right now,
but I would just like the stadium to be at par and it’s not there,” said Johnson. Issues plaguing the track include a sinkhole, narrow lanes and continually deteriorating conditions around the area. Johnson assessed the
impact of the facility’s shortcomings and said that beyond being a non-certifiable track, practices take longer and recruiting top athletes is challenging with the current status of the area. “Basically your facilities speak for you and your
recruiting, they help lp you establish that student athletes are going to be here and an they’re going to have a great training environment and competition environment to be in,” said Johnson. Matt Boudreau, a freshman track team member, said
Cal Poly students brighten up Coachella
MELISSA FOWLER Staff Writer As part of the cuts and reductions announced April 5 by the Division of Student Affairs, the Visitor Center will close its location in the Bronco Student Center and move to the CLA Building July 1. While CalWORKs, Intercollegiate Tennis and the National Student Exchange are being eliminated or suspended, the Visitor Center will continue to operate, albeit with curtailed services. The Visitor and Information Center offers tours to prospective students and their parents, answers questions that new students and faculty may have about the campus, as well as other services. The Visitor Center will continue to provide campus tours to potential students but will discontinue some tours, including those for VIPs, and newly hired employees. While the relocation of the Visitor Center may have come as a shock for some in the campus community, those who work within the center have been expecting the news for a while. “It’s been talked about for a year and a half now,”
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th the track’s problems are that affecting results. “In order to improve times and get to our maximum performance, we need to improve the track,” said Boudreau. “We can’t really do anything until they make
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Collins College plans $10 million expansion ERIN MOLL Staff Writer
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“Neural Sky,” an art installation by students from Cal Poly Professor Michael Fox’s architectural robotics class, lights up near dusk at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio during the weekend. See back page
The Collins College is in the process of raising money for an extensive building project for spring 2011. “Carol and Jim Collins have pledged $5 million in matching donations, so we have to pledge $5 million more in order to begin the project,” said Lisa McPheron, director of communications and external relations for the Collins College of Hospitality and Management. If another $5 million is raised, the project entails constructing four more buildings in the Collins College, including faculty and staff offices, a new student commons building and new lecture rooms. McPheron said the construction will take place on the hillside between the Collins College and Kellogg West. “There is a steep hillside between the Collins College and Kellogg West, so we will be engineering those buildings so there will be a terrace on the hill,” said McPheron. “The faculty and staff buildings will be
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ASI candidates face few challengers Decisions against entering race by key potential candidates leave students with only once choice for many positions MATT WARD Staff Writer A number of positions within next year’s Associated Students Inc. government are being sought by only one candidate, disappointing students who wished to see a tough race. The situation has sparked some controversy as two presidential candidates who were slated to run, dropped out for various reasons at the last minute.
Heena Mehra, ASI attorney general and former presidential hopeful, officially cited “time constraints” as her main reason for deciding not to run, but according to Ismael Souley, the lone ASI presidential candidate, Mehra dropped out because of a crisis of leadership that took place between the two. Souley said that originally he and Mehra planned to run together, but a disagreement got the better of
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Ismael Souley, presidential candidate, planned to run with Mehra.
Johnathan Jianu, vice presidential candidate, planned to run with Levinson.
David Levinson withdrew presidential bid to focus on graduate studies.
Heena Mehra said time constrains kept her from running for office.
the two and they eventually split paths, leaving most of the political support with Souley. “I have so much respect for Heena and it’s a shame the way things turned out between us,” said Souley. “I
still believe she would be a great presidential nominee, but she decided not to run at all in the end.” Mehra did not fully agree with Souley’s account of the events that led to her decision not to run for the
presidency. “I planned to run, but due to time constraints I was forced to withdraw my bid,” said Mehra. “The situation between me and Ismael is still a very sensitive topic. I don’t want to comment on it
at the moment, but it’s not as simple as ‘who was going to be president’ or ‘who was going to be vice-president’ that split up our ticket.” Liu said that the major-
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TUESDAY, April 20, 2010
Marketing club brings home awards NEWS IN BRIEF DERRICK TARUC Cal Poly to host wine tasting and auction himself to resurrect the club. “I came on as president and I just built it myself,” said Rezvani. “And then I started getting new board members involved.” Rezvani began rebuilding the club in fall quarter and it was rechartered by late 2009. “In the fall we didn’t have any members,” said Swartz. “They went from zero to 30 members in less than a year.” Now the group is a nationally-ranked organization. Along with placing fourth, the Cal Poly AMA also received an honorable mention in the UNICEF tap water project video competition. Their video, filmed and edited by Desiree Duzich, vice president of the Cal Poly AMA, competed against 150 videos. Swartz said he expects the four upstart clubs in the IBM Department to continue this year’s success next year. “In our department, we’re not only satisfied in being good,” said Swartz. “We’re interested in being our best.”
The Cal Poly chapter of the American Marketing Association, a club that barely existed last year, recently won two national awards in New Orleans, coming in fourth in the Northwestern Mutual Sales Competition and earning an honorable mention for the UNICEF Top Video Competition. James Swartz, faculty adviser and chair of International Business and Marketing Department, said the wins show how Cal Poly students can go toe-to-toe with students from “powerhouse” schools and still win big. “Our students can hold their own against anyone in the nation,” said Swartz. “We outhustle, we outwork and we out impress . . . such that people’s heads turn and say ‘What’s that school again?’” Justin Rezvani, club president and a fourth-year marketing management student, and James Ruvalcaba, treasurer and fourth-year finance student, competed against 50 teams in the fiveday conference held April 7-11. “We basically went through a whole selling cy-
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Justin Rezvani and James Ruvalcava, president and treasurer of Cal Poly AMA respectively, receive an award. cle in under seven minutes: developing the sale, developing the contact, developing why the product needs to be used, and closing the sale—all within seven minutes,” said Rezvani. “And we were being judged by executives from Northwestern Mutual Financial.” The product that they “sold” was the Lifesaver bottle. The bottle is a handheld water filtration system that filters bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens, according to the Lifesaver Web site.
“It filters out every type of bacteria known to man,” said Rezvani. The $200 bottle was donated by the corporation to the club to be used for the competition. Placing fourth, or even participating in a competition, seemed unlikely just a few months ago, considering the club had not been chartered since 2002. “The club just restarted this year,” said Rezvani. “The chapter was dead from last year. In January, we only had six people in the club.” Rezvani took it upon
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MARCH 12, 1:43 p.m. C Lot. Jay walking. Disposition: Advised/Complied.
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MARCH 8, 7:41 p.m. Encinitas Hall. Female student with nausea. Vomiting since early evening. Disposition: Assisted.
MARCH 13, 6:11 p.m. Red Cross Circle. Report of male and female on motorcycle. Female seems to be in distress. Disposition: Return to normal duty. MARCH 11, 1:38 p.m. Union Plaza. Car parked on the sidewalk. Disposition: Return to normal duty.
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MARCH 8, 7:27 a.m. Eucalyptus Lane. Female made strange comments to a parent dropping off child at Children’s Center. Disposition: Report taken.
MARCH 14, 3:21 p.m. Foundation Ofﬁces. Accounting Department received a counterfeit check. Disposition: Report taken.
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Director of Imaging and Printing Group Americas John Benardino will discuss how Hewlett-Packard reengineered its reverse logistic supply chain today in Building 6, room 124. Hosted by the studentrun Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Benardino’s appearance is part of a round-table discussion series about the future of supply chain management. No reservations are necessary.
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The third annual Southern California Tasting and Auction will offer wine, food, entertainment and an auction May 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the W.K. Kellogg Commemorative Rose Garden. Guests may choose wine samples from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Geyser Peak Winery and Foster’s Wine Estates, among others. Campus musicians and the Arabian horse team will provide entertainment. Auction items include vacation packages, a Michael Jackson autographed collage, a Lakers autographed jersey and Golden Retriever puppies. Silent auction items include artwork and Dodgers box seats. The event is for those 21 years old and older. Admission is $90 per person. Proceeds will benefit Cal Poly scholarships. Visit www.polytaste.com for details
MARCH 12, 6:42 p.m. Bookstore. Subject may have left her coffee pot in one of the ofﬁces. Disposition: Return to normal duty.
MARCH 9, 7:15 p.m. Alamitos Hall. Subject throwing glass bottles into the street. Disposition: Return to normal duty.
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Students will express themselves through spoken word, art, poetry and musical performances during “Take Back the Night,” a violence awareness event Thursday in the University Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Campus clubs that aim to create awareness about violence against women will be in attendance. Participants will have the opportunity to create shirts for the Clothesline Project, an organization that gives women an outlet to express their emotions. Refreshments will be served. The event is free.
Panel to discuss green careers As part of the College of Environmental Design’s Career Day, Cal Poly’s Green Campus Program will host a “Green Career” panel Thursday in Building 7 from noon to 1 p.m. Four panelists will dis-
cuss all aspects of green jobs and the sustainability career field. The panel will also speak about the skills necessary to become successful with environmentally-friendly jobs. The Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program is active in twelve UC and CSU campuses.
Red Cross hosts annual blood drive competition The American Red Cross’ annual blood drive competition between Cal Poly and Mt. San Antonio College begins today in Ursa Minor at the Bronco Student Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cal Poly has beat Mt. SAC the past two years by collecting more blood during the competition. Call (800) GIVE-LIFE to schedule an appointment during the three-day competition period or visit www. redcrossblood.org and enter CALPOLY as the sponsor code.
Brisk offers contest to student artists The Brisk Emerging Artist Contest is looking for original student artwork to be featured on Brisk Iced Tea packages in 2011. Students may submit graphic design, graffiti, paintwork and other original art pieces. One artist from each campus will be selected as a semi-finalist. Nationwide voters will pick their top ten artists and Brisk will choose three winners to receive $10,000 in scholarship money. The contest’s application deadline is Thursday, April 29. Visit www.freedomzone. com/briskartists to enter.
TUESDAY, April 20, 2010
Green team to lead Earth Day celebration MATT WARD Staff Writer
Any way you slice it, we love love AMANDA NEWFIELD Editor in Chief When two people are in love, their eyes meet and their hearts start to beat faster. When their hands touch, thousands of nerves begin to send millions messages signaling an excitement that can be almost overwhelming. And then comes the exchange of words. After feelings are expressed, emotions are close behind. The mere mention of a name can cause a reaction that cannot easily be described. Love is dangerous, it’s vulnerable and it’s exciting. But it’s also difficult to describe. Wikipedia, which is not always factually accurate, but often is often indicative of what the masses think about a subject, says, “Love is any number of emotions related to a sense of strong affection and attachment.” The Web site goes on to say that the word is used in a diverse manner to describe very complex feelings, making it unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states. One definition from Dictionary.com says love is sexual passion or desire. Is love sex? When you’re walking into a club on a Saturday night, are you really there to find love? According to the theory of linguistic determinism, our thoughts are limited by the language we use. Because we only have one word for love, our understanding of the concept is inherently limited. Though the English language only has one word to describe the experience, and whether or not we understand the true meaning of the word, as a society we love love. The deep desire for companionship thrives deep within us. Love is diverting. We are intrigued by the idea of love. Many even go as far as fantasizing about it and longing for it. The Greeks had multiple words to describe the phenomenon. 1. Agápe- this word refers to a general affection or deeper sense of “true love.” The word is also used to express the enjoyment of a meal and the feelings for a spouse. 2. Éros- is passionate love, with sensual desire
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To coincide with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Green Team, one of Cal Poly’s most prominent green organizations, is celebrating the international holiday with a series of special events planned this week. Earth Day, celebrated today, is designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the natural environment. It was founded by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970 as an environmental teach-in and is celebrated in many countries every year. Many communities celebrate Earth Week, which is traditionally an entire week of activities dedicated to bringing awareness to environmental issues. To kick things off on Monday, the Landscape Architecture Lecture Committee welcomed guest speaker Fritz Haeg, an architect and artist who works with an environmental emphasis, to campus. Today during U-hour, the Library will host a lec-
ture on edible landscaping in its Grand Reading Room. On Wednesday, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in University Park, the Green Team, with the help of fellow campus organizations BEAT, Bust Out of the Bubble and ASI will showcase “Trashed,” a documentary which investigates one of the fastest growing industries in North America - the garbage business. “I hope this film helps students realize the amount of unnecessary waste that is thrown away each year,” said
Alana Rivadeneyra, Green Team recycling chair. “Too often, students will disregard blue recycling trash cans and just place all of their waste into the garbage. The film will help to shed light on the dangers of this type of carelessness.” The week’s activities will culminate on Thursday with an environmental design job fair, a guest speaker, a U-hour bike ride and a drum circle sponsored by the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association. The Green Team re-
cently scored a victory in its efforts to make the campus more environmentally conscious when its “The Green Initiative Fund” was unanimously approved by the ASI Senate. The initiative calls for money to be allocated for multi-disciplinary, studentled, campus projects geared toward sustainability. In compliance with Executive Order 1034, TGIF was then reviewed by the Fee Advisory Committee, which also approved it. Final approval for the fee, which calls for an ASI fee increase of $2.50 per student, per quarter (fall, winter, and spring) must come from the student body in a campus-wide vote. This fee increase would generate approximately $150,000 per fiscal year to stimulate hands-on, educational opportunities to the student population and would take into effect fall 2010. “Students from all different backgrounds are encouraged to submit ideas on sustainability innovations,” said Lindsey Stuvick, Green
Team co-president. “These added funds will encourage students to be a central part of the green movement. In time we hope a grassroots approach to sustainability will be the most effective way to reach out to new students.” Despite the increasing popularity of being environmentally responsible, some students are still unsure of the promised outcomes of the proposed initiative. “As long as there is accountability, I don’t mind,” said Ricardo Campos, a fifth-year civil engineering student. “It’s not really about the money for me, I just want to make sure students are actually going to be tapping this new source of funding and put it too good use. The last thing I want is for it to just sit in the lap of some fat cat bureaucrat.” For additional information on Earth Day festivities taking place on campus visit http://cppthegreenteam.weebly.com Reach Matt Ward at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ASI ELECTIONS: Some students concerned about single ticket race continued from page 1 ity of members within the ASI did not feel confident in Mehra’s leadership abilities and ultimately sided with Souley as presidential candidate. Another presidential hopeful who dropped out before the applications were due, was David Levinson, secretary of internal affairs. Levinson decided to take his name out of the running due to the demands of his graduate program in education and political science. “It was a very tough decision for me,” said Levinson. “I thought I could help through my experience with ASI. I wish all the candidates good luck.” For the past six years, ASI elections have involved at least two or more opposing parties vying for the job of representing Cal Poly students. This year, presidential nominee Ismael Souley and vice presidential candidate Johnathan Jianu will officially be running unopposed on May’s electoral ballot. Team Go B.O.L.D., which stands for Bronco pride, Outreach, Leadership and Developing Advocacy, dominated the election announcements, with 11 candidates running for office. A majority of the candidates serve in the current ASI government and have plans to increase their roles on campus. “I want students to know that I will fight just as hard for them, regardless of whether I am opposed or not,” said Souley, current engineering senator and presidential candidate. “I am the type of leader who doesn’t base by decisions only on my own opinions alone. I reach out to my fellow students and gauge their responses to proposals on the table.” After a long year of grueling budget reductions, furloughs and program cuts, Souley promises students he will remain resilient towards the Cal Poly administration.
“I will put my foot down and get into the administration’s faces,” said Souley. “I don’t like it when the administration sidesteps ASI and thinks they can do whatever they want without consequence. The majority of Go B.O.L.D. members have received the necessary experience while in office this year to counter proposals which will hurt students.” ASI president Richard Liu supports Souley’s bid to run for the presidency but cited a few minor shortcomings that the presidential candidate will have to tackle before he is ready to assume office. “I am confident in Ismael’s ability to lead and he definitely has what it takes to be ASI president,” said Liu. “He has a very passionate heart just as I do. However, he still needs a lot of training in becoming well-versed in the ASI by-laws and dealing with more departments other than engineering. I would be more than willing to help my friend with these areas and could act as an advisor if he ever needed my assistance.” Despite ASI by-laws indicating that the president, vice president and senators may serve up to two terms in office, Liu has decided he will not seek re-election in the coming year. “I’m going to be doing an internship in Washington, D.C. next in the fall,” said Liu. “While I would love nothing more than to be Cal Poly’s ASI president once again, I don’t think it is fair for students to have their president be absent for the entire fall quarter. [They] deserve someone who is going to be here and be able to quickly respond to any new events unfolding at school.” Some students are concerned that the democratic process will be lost because only one party is running for both the presidential and vice-presidential tickets. “Where is the democracy? Where are my choic-
es?” asked David Amaral, a second-year agriculture student. “It would have been nice to at least have some choices in who I want to be running the student government, but I guess it’s not really their fault since no one else ran.” ASI Elections Chair Jose Sanchez has the daunting task of determining candidate eligibility and organizing events that will boost voter turnout and participation on campus. According to ASI election statistics, less than 10 percent of Cal Poly’s 20,000 plus student population vot-
ed last year. Sanchez hopes to change this. “I always try to go above and beyond my responsibilities at ASI,” said Sanchez. “For the first time we will be putting together an event on the last day of voting where we will announce the winners of the ASI elections live on stage and in front of students. Nothing like that has ever been done in past elections.” ASI will host a free music concert entitled, “Rock the Ballot,” May 13. The event is intended to bring the voting campus community together with music,
fun and free refreshments. Other events include an information session with candidates taking place on May 4 and a student led debates on May 6, intended to provide an open forum for students to speak with future ASI leaders. Both events are scheduled to take place during U-hour in the university quad. For additional information on upcoming ASI election events, visit www.asi. csupomona.edu Reach Matt Ward at: email@example.com
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FACILITIES: Track and field team faces series of hurdles continued from page 1
it proper and take the time, money and effort to make it that much better.” Athletics Director Brian Swanson said that improvements in the Athletic Department are gradually made on an annual basis, and the athletic track is on top of the list. “One of the priorities for us is the track and field area, and that is one of the top five items on our priority list to move forward as we try to identify donors and private funds and other funds to get that facility into a collegiate competitive venue,” said
Swanson. Included in the list of priority items are improvements to the facilities, such as installing permanent restrooms, improving the gymnasium, updating the scoreboard and improvements on the seating arrangements for spectators. As the track stands now, an entire set of bleachers is inaccessible to the public. According to Swanson, old manufacturing techniques have created a health concern that can only be addressed with costly removal technique.
“I’ve been told that there is lead in the paint and in those bleachers, and in order to remove the bleachers, you have to do an abatement process and the cost is exorbitant to come in and to do that,” said Swanson. Jonathan Williams, a fourth-year behavioral science student, said that the money lost by not having a certified track is detrimental on many levels. “We can’t even use our track because it’s not regulated. We can’t even have conference meets here. We can’t have any meets. We
have to travel places,” said Williams. “If we had a track, we could host track meets, and that just brings in revenue for not only athletics, but the school itself.” Johnson said that the area would have to be rebuilt from scratch to address the problems and bring the stadium to certifiable levels, a multi-million dollar endeavor that the coach said is hard to imagine in this economic climate. “The links in the chain have been taken away,” said Johnson. “Every department is tight and we are still run-
ning a very professional above average job at what we do with bellow average conditions. I don’t feel like it’s right for me to go and ask for things right now.” The consensus among administration in the Athletics Department seems to echo Johnson’s sentiments. “There is a need in every part of the campus, so what we’ve tried to do is pick off one project to work on each year,” said Swanson. “Every year we try to pick out one facility or venue or aspect of a facility that makes an impact with our students or stu-
dent athletes, but our dollars only go so far.” Johnson remains positive in the midst of the situation and appreciates the efforts track and field and cross-country make, and is grateful for the facilities. “When you bring people to your campus, you want to put on the best show you possibly can, and we have the people here that give their heart and their all, and we are appreciative of it,” said Johnson. Reach Greg Toumassian at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Above: The bleachers located on the south side of the track are closed due to suspected health and safety hazards. Top right: deteriorating conditions surrounding the track are an ever-present concern for athletes and Athletics Department administrators. Bottom right: A lack of funding has resulted in subpar facilities, including a weight room, which is not recognized as an official campus building.
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VISITOR CENTER: Move from BSC to CLA will deprive ASI of $13,000 per year continued from page 1 said Steve Quintero, coordinator for the Visitor and Information Center. “There’s a little sweet sorrow there because it’s a great location. It becomes your home, somewhere you hang out and make friends, you have memories so it’s part of your college experience.” The facility in the Bronco Student Center costs $13,000 a year to lease from Associate Students Inc. Quintero said the closure will save them paying the yearly lease, but that the
new location might decrease the traffic they experience in the BSC. “The component that is probably going to hurt is the guest services and the current faculty, staff and student services,” said Quintero. “Because you’re moving over to the CLA, it doesn’t necessarily have the same traffic as the University Park and the Bronco Student Center.” Cora Culla, executive director for ASI, said the Visitor Center had a positive impact and that its departure
will leave a void not only in terms of rent revenue lost, but also because it served to draw new students into the BSC. “Through the Visitor Center, the Bronco Student Center has been the first stop for prospective students, schools, groups, professional staff and individuals needing campus information and wanting to take the general campus tour,” said Culla. “We have communicated our expectation to the university for the BSC to remain as one
of the stops for campus tours in the future and look forward to having prospective students and parents come through the BSC.” Deanna Duncan, a third -year business administration student and Poly Pathfinder Guide, knows how important the campus tours are to students who are interested in attending Cal Poly. “I took two tours of Cal Poly,” said Duncan. “The tours definitely helped me decide that this was my number one school. We will
for sure have tours next year for prospective students and schools.” “Since tour guides are a unique position to the university, Doug Freer [vice president of Student Affairs], feels that it is important to keep the tours going for new prospective students,” said Duncan. Fourth-year sociology social work student Sarah Caperton, who is also a Poly Pathfinder Guide, said she was surprised to hear the Visitor Center would be closing
its doors. “It is sad to hear that we will have to be limiting students, faculty, staff, guests’ access to us,” said Caperton. “My hopes are that we can get more students, who love the campus as much as we do, to be involved in our Bronco Bound club to voluntarily provide tours to prospective students and their families.” Reach Melissa Fowler at: email@example.com
COLLINS: Expansion to include four new buildings, including lounge, offices continued from page 1 at grade with Kellogg West, and the other buildings will be on the hillside below.” The reaction to the planned expansion has been mostly positive. “In general, the expansion will be a great thing,” said Matthew Mintzias, a fifth-year hospitality student and Collins College senator. “We are grateful for the funding and the donation that Carol and Jim Collins have provided.” Collins College administrators not only plan to construct new buildings, but also plan on repairing the landscape surrounding the new buildings.
“Hop plants, which are used for brewing beer, are also going to be part of the landscape,” said McPheron. “Hop plants grow like climbing plant vines, which we would like to see grow on trellises in the surrounding areas.” Administrators have also considered the idea of students operating the hotel at Kellogg West instead of working in the Restaurant, Kellogg Ranch. “For a long time administrators have been thinking about students operating the hotel instead of being required to work in the restaurant,” said Mintzias. “This
would also be good to provide more opportunity for students.” McPheron said student opinion was taken into consideration when the decisions were being made about the Collins College building project. “We did a few focus groups with our students and found out that one of the things students wanted was a space to relax between classes or work on homework, especially since they are removed from the central part of campus,” said McPheron. She also said Collins College students have a hard
time finding a place or opportunity to eat because the lounge is often congested. “The Collins College has a student lounge area, but it’s often too crowded to sit and eat, so if administrators were to add another food area, that would be great,” she said. Beyond the benefits of more space, increased interactivity between students is also regarded as a benefit. “The student commons building is answering student needs,” said McPheron. “We want to create a comfortable environment for students to do projects, have club meetings or socialize
with one another.” A plan for the new student commons building is also considered one of the most beneficial and studentoriented additions for students. “Dean Feinstein sees a lot of positive results with students communicating with each other, so it is partially social and partially to help educational efforts,” said McPheron. Additional lecture halls and classrooms will also be beneficial by providing more space and less competition for class lectures. “With additional classrooms, the strain on current
classrooms is alleviated,” said McPheron. “This will really open up more flexibility with class scheduling.” Although the entire amount being spent on the project has not yet been raised, administrators are focusing on the bright side. “We still need to raise the money,” said McPheron. “I think the dean wants to break ground by spring 2011, and hopefully start building months after that, depending on if we can raise the money. So far we have several supporters.” Reach Erin Moll at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Federal government to begin lending directly to students Changes to loan industry eliminate private lenders that served as middlemen REGINA KELLER Staff Writer In an effort to reduce costs associated with student loans, the federal government will begin lending directly to students, bypassing private lenders that act as middlemen. The bill, which was signed into law by President Obama, will take effect July 1. The new law will not only make it easier for students to get loans, but it will also provide more money for Pell Grants. The government plans to increase the amount of money going into grants, as well as boost the number of students who receive them. Bradley Hendrix, loan specialist for the Financial Aid Office, said the new process will have a positive impact on students. The new law will allow students to receive their money directly from the government by going through the Financial Aid Office instead of shopping around for different student loan companies. Hendrix said the only inconvenience students will encounter is they will need to complete a new master promissory note with the Federal Direct Loan program when applying for loans for the 2010-11 academic year. “Instructions will be available on our Financial Aid Web site in July for both Stafford and Plus loans,” said Hendrix. The reaction to the announcement has been largely
positive. “Having never heard of this before and not looked into the issue, it immediately sounds better than money flowing through private lenders who might tack on extra fees or what have you,” said Ryan Betts, a third-year mechanical engineering student. “It may eliminate some lending companies, but I think it will be better for students, and I think that will be better for the country as a whole .” Arthur Winer, an assistant professor of music, agreed with Betts that the change would be beneficial for students. “The Direct Loan program is a step in the right direction,” said Winer. “The old, for-profit system amounts to little more than government-sponsored welfare for lenders. The old system is also partly responsible for driving up tuition and fees in higher education. It was in the banks’ and the administrations’ best interests to make education expensive.” Even with the benefits promised with the new program, not all students are convinced it will be better than the old system. Maria Salvador, a thirdyear social work student, knows how complicated dealing with loans is and is not sure if direct loans will be any easier. “I do not think that I will be applying for any type of student loan any time soon,” said Salvador. “I do not want to be in debt or have to hassle with paperwork.” Hendrix, on the other hand, believes that the new bill will make paperwork bearable for students. “Our students should find the initial application process less cumbersome with direct loans,” said Hendrix. Though more money
will be available for a greater number of grants, the program does not offer more money for individual students. Hendrix said that the annual and lifetime loan limits are based on grade level and/or dependent independent status based on FAFSA data, and will not change. Salvador said she would like to see more money available for students. “The new law should be able to give out larger amounts of loans with the money that they are saving by not using outside agencies,” said Salvador. Officials from the Financial Aid Office have talked with other CSU campuses that use PeopleSoft and Direct Loans about their experiences with direct lending. “Their feedback has been encouraging,” said Hendrix. “With any new program, the complexities will exist with the Office of Financial Aid in acclimating to a new process.” The requirements for students will not change. Each student must file a FAFSA each academic year, be enrolled at least half-time and meet satisfactory academic requirements. “The basic requirements between FFELP lenders and the Direct Loan program are the same,” said Hendrix. One provision stated in the law is that loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of the student’s disposable income. According to the Financial Aid Web site, only students with federal loan packages will be affected. More information regarding student loans and the changes can be found on the Office of Financial Aid Web site at http://dsa.csupomona. edu/financialaid. Reach Regina Keller at: email@example.com
AMANDA: How do you define love? continued from page 3 and longing. It can also apply to dating relationships and marriage. 3. Philia- which is a concept developed by Aristotle, meaning friendship in Greek. It includes loyalty to friends, family and community, and requires virtue, equality and familiarity. 4. Storge- means “affection” in Greek. It is natural affection, such as within as family. The word is also used to express acceptance or putting up with a situation. There is one defini-
tion I am personally fond of, and that comes from the Bible. In the book of 1 Corinthians the Bible defines love as more than a feeling or emotion. It says that love is patient and kind. It is humble and understanding and not easily angered. It also says love always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. If our society viewed love this way, we would either live in a more peaceful
place or use the word a lot less. Every one of us has a different explanation for the word. My suggestion to you isn’t to make this your definition of love. I only ask that you define love for yourself. Use the word only when you mean it, and the next time you tell someone you love them, it may mean more. Reach Amanda Newfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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CHRISTY BURD Staff Writer The Student Center hosted an Urban Showcase last Tuesday in Ursa Major of the BSC as part of April’s Asia & Pacific Islands Heritage Month. The showcase was set up in a concert-like fashion and comprised primarily of an Asian American audience. Performances consisted of singing, dancing and musical performances by Cal Poly students as well as other musicians, bands and dance groups that are well known in the performance industry. “The showcase is good to speak up, and break out of the [Asian] stereotype,” said Yukiko Sato, a second-year hospitality management student and member of the Touzan group. While reaction to the event was generally positive, not everyone in attendance was satisfied with the end result. “I think they could have done better in getting a different group of people here other than the Asian crowd, because the whole point of this month is to show that Asians aren’t just the stereotype,” said Joey Toledo, a second-year civil engineering and biology student. “I think Asians as a whole know that, but they need to get other groups to know that too.” Sato’s group performed
traditional Japanese drumming known Taiko, utilized percussion drums made from oak and cowhide to fill the venue with thunderous sounds. The members chose the name Touzan, which means “East Mountains,” because Cal Poly is east of Los Angeles. “Since America is diverse, it’s important to keep in touch with cultural roots,” said Devan Masahiko Koshu, a third year hospitality management student and member of Touzan. “Cal Poly is good with Japanese Americans.” The Filipino club Barkada, which is the largest Asian American campus club, did a dance routine that could be seen on ‘America’s Best Dance Crew.’ The club has been active for seven years and is in its third year as a competitive collegiate dance team. “I think [Asian Americans] just started to rise with ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and being on ‘American Idol,’” said Nicole Calinawan, a third-year graphic design student and Barkada member of the Signal Flow dance band. “So I think we’re getting there.” Afterschoolspecial is a sixmember hip-hop band from San Diego. Recently the group was nominated for best hip-hop act and best hip-hop club at the San Diego Music Awards.
“We’re just trying to set up shows with as many colleges as we can go to,” said Daniel Matthews, afterschoolspecial emcee. We get a lot of love from different people in different cities. We enjoyed ourselves tonight.” The group’s sound is similar to Linkin Park, without the techno undertones. The female lead singer brings a unique and new image to the band because Matthews is Asian American, which is considered rare in the music industry. Other famous performances were by Team Millennia featuring Ed Rhee and David Choi. The group was featured on MTV’s “America’s Next Dance Crew” “The famous dance crews give people an incentive,” said Sato. Ed Rhee is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles and has experienced a measurable amount of success thus far in his career. David Choi is also a native Los Angeles singer/songwriter/producer whose songs and tracks have been played on NBC, VH1, and MTV. He has also worked on major online campaigns such as Starburst and JC Penney. Reach Christy Burd at: email@example.com
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Kevin Lien, a third year chemical engineering student, performs his cover of “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5 in the Urban Showcase. Daniel Nguyen/ Poly Post
Winning the competition in “The World of Dance” the dance group GRV showed a fantastic performance at this year’s 2010 Urban Showcase. Daniel Nguyen/ Poly Post
Sending a surge of rhythms through the crowd, Derek Nakamato, a second-year mechanical enginnering student, plays the drums for Touzan Taiko.
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The Drag Queen ball hosted by the by the GEM club, put on an outsta nding display with mutiple lipsync acts perfor maning on the runaway.
Just Drag queens doing their thing Staff Writer Glitter, big hair, voguing and lip-syncing were the main attractions at Cal Poly’s second Drag Ball last Thursday in Ursa Minor. The event was produced by the Drag Ball Committee and Cal Poly’s Gender, Ethnicity, Multicultural Studies Club, and featured local drag queen extraordinaire, Vicious. “We are just a committee of people really,” said Lauren Corralez, a fourth-year apparel production student and Drag Ball Committee member. “We have all had planning experience and three of us are program coordinators on campus. “Last year we didn’t have the drag ball, but it has been around for quite possibly 10 years,” said Corralez. The event’s host, Vicious, performed a lip sync routine to start the event. She introduced a few famous friends to lipsync drag classics including “Cover girl” and a Cyndi Lauper montage of her top hits. Excited audience members
I think people are amazed this goes on somewhere. —Kaori Watson Fourth-year biotech student
welcomed the off-campus queens, and cheered on the individuality and free expression that transcended the stage through the performances. “It’s my first time ever coming to this event and I have always been fascinated by drag,” said Danielle Dickson, a third-year agricultural business student. “I love how drag queens over do it and don’t care what anybody thinks about them. I really respect them and I wish I could be more like that.” In addition to the lipsync entertainment, the event hosted a “Vogue” battle featuring Mount SAC student Irwin Barcenes, a.k.a “Miss Um.” Vogue is a modern dance stylized by angular movements and posing prevalent in the ballroom scene.
“The ‘voguing’ element of it is great,” said Kaori Watson, a fourthyear biotech student and Drag Ball Committee member. “When people talk about voguing they automatically think of Madonna and this shows people that she really got it from somewhere. We wanted to bring a little piece and educate people a little more about the black and Latino subculture.” An estimated $125 was raised and will be donated to Vienna Star, a nonprofit organization, which offered its mobile HIV testing services for free at the event. “We chose to give the donation of money to them because they do HIV testing and research and prevention,” said Corralez. “They also help out [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender] youth, especially the minority LBGT youth. It went well with the voguing because voguing is all about minority LBGT youth.” The event coordinators were happy with the turnout of students and off campus supporters for the Drag Ball. “We had a nice little number in there, people collected over time,” said Watson. “We probably had about 50 to 75 people turn out. “ The night’s theme was to promote education and awareness for the LBGT community and minority LBGT youth. “I think people are very amazed this goes on somewhere,” said Watson. “I am very interested in not only people who are queer, but people of color who are queer because a lot of time they go unnoticed.” Others interested in local drag events are encouraged to contact the GEMS Club on campus or attend the “Drag Factory” at Brick in Pomona on Saturday nights, hosted by Vicious. Reach Nicole Landfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org Derek Lee/Poly Post
The star and host of the Drag Ball, “Vicious” introduces the the event by encouraging ever yone to be open about their sexuality.
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Participants were called upon to the runway to show off voguing, which is a modern style of dance that involves dramatic poses.
Hiking to the top burns calories and saves money ANNETTE VITKIEVICZ Asst. Editor If someone tells you to take a hike, follow his or her instructions for earthy budget-friendly fun. Although Pomona is not known for its natural beauty, the city’s central location makes it easy for students to exercise in an economical way. Walking up Cal Poly’s parking structure may feel like a hike itself, but exploring areas outside the campus proves to be a rewarding activity. Head to the Hollywood sign by foot in order to experience one of the world’s most iconic tourist attractions. Travel north on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles until the road ends. Free parking at the trail’s entrance lets visitors pay the sign a visit for free. By keeping a steady pace, uphill trek can be completed in about an hour. Follow the path until you are directly behind the Hollywood sign. Although a fence separates the sign from hikers and the stunning panoramic views, take a photograph. Located about five miles west of the sign is Runyon Canyon Park, a sprawling 160-acre hiking haven. The canyon is full of easy, laid-back walks and more challenging journeys. Advanced trails are usually marked by signs and require proper hiking shoes. Budget-friendly Runyon Canyon Park is also dogfriendly to its four-legged visitors. The park’s puppyto-person ratio is equal, as most hikers are accompanied by at least one furry friend. Hike to Indian Rock, the canyon’s highest point, and admire the city’s spectacular and scenic surroundings. While walking back down, give star-gazing a try by spotting celebrities who frequently walk the trails. If you’re looking to stay local, head over to Cataract
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Taking the haze out of ’s the e t t e Ann : s F F B
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According to “420 Magazine,” there is evidence George Washington grew marijuana and possibly smoked it to help with his chronic toothache. It is rumored that Benjamin Franklin experimented with the drug because he owned one of the first paper mills in America and it processed hemp. Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to head of the Hohner Harmonica Company Falls in San Dimas. Located in Germany saying, “Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp and playing my near the 57 Freeway, the Hohner harmonica.” trail is popular with city and neighboring residents. Jump creeks, dodge rocks and follow the downhill path until you reach a hidden waterfall. The pretty oasis brings peace from the bustling activity above. The Azusa Canyons provide a rugged backdrop for a hike through the foothills. Mt. San Antonio and the San Gabriel river surround the area, which is also a popular destination for fishing and mountain biking. More experienced hikers can try trekking to the Bridge to Nowhere, a 10-mile unmaintained trail, which involves stream crossings, light rock climbing and acute navigation skills. After arriving at the bridge, enjoy taking in the view and watching bungeejumpers get a closer look by leaping down. For a quick hike between classes, walk up a trail behind Building 1 and visit the “CPP” sign. Cal Poly’s landmark letters are painted monthly by campus clubs. The short walk provides solace from mid-quarter stress. To find more local hikes, visit www.thishikingtrail.com. Reach Annette Vitkievicz at: email@example.com
ANDREA WAITROVICH Lifestyle Editor Today at 4:20 p.m. the hippie New Year begins. It is a favorite celebration among all herbal lovers to glorify all that is green of marijuana. Why? Because it is 420 – pronounced four-twenty, not four hundred and twenty. Herbal haters say 420 is just a lousy excuse for potheads to do what they do on a daily basis, except there is a meaning behind today’s high. Whatever you’re for or against, most people do not know where the term 420 originated from. The most popular theory is 420 is California’s police radio code for cannabis consumption. This is false. The number 420 denotes a misdemeanor for the hindrance of public land. The California Health and Safety Code for marijuana possession of less than an ounce is 11357b. All drug related Health and Safety code have five digits and end with a letter. However, on January 1, 2004 the governor of California signed Senate Bill 420, which regulates marijuana used for medical purposes. This is the only time where the actual “420” term is used to reference the drug correctly. But 420 can be
Commentary seen strategically placed in popular movies and television shows. The placements are not obvious unless someone knows. In “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” the football game score was 420. And most of the clocks in “Pulp Fiction” are set to 4:20. Musician Bob Marley did not create the term. Also, the theory about Bob Dylan is false about 420 coming from the title of “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” because 12 times 35 equals 420 and to support the mathematics is the lyric within the song “everybody must be stoned.” Although the band Grateful Dead had the most rumors surrounding the number, it is not the creator. Any rumors dealing with the number and the band are untrue said Grateful Dead Production Spokesman Dennis McNally. This is mainly referring to how the band only stayed in room 420 on tour, the band’s headquarters’ address and band’s singer Jerry Garcia’s death– not true. It is not true that the number of chemical compunds in marijuana is 420. According to “High Times” magazine, the number of chemical compounds in marijuana is 315.
It is not because of the marijuana that grew freely on the side of a Canadian highway in the ‘60s, which was dubbed Highway 420 in 1972. It is also not the day to mourn for rock legends Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin’s death. Morrison died on July 3, Hendrix on Sept. 18 and Joplin on Oct. 4. However, the date is Adolf Hitler’s birthday but 420 started as a time, not as a date. So don’t worry about celebrating his birthday. It is not Holland or Amsterdam’s teatime. April 20 is the date when the Columbine High School massacre occurred, but this happened after the term was already used. As much as history books can state about when marijuana was used, it cannot be proven or has anything to do with the term. It is interesting to note that marijuana has been smoked since ancient history. For example, in 650 B.C., Persia and Assyria and in 400 B.C., was used in Rome. The real story IS … The term’s history started in Northern California. According to Steven Hager, “High Times” editor, the term 420 originated at San Rafael High School in 1971. It was shorthand for the time and place to meet at the Louis Pasteur statue
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The Louis Pasteur statue still stands at San Rafael High School. to go smoke pot for a group of students known as “The Waldos.” After decades of watching the term spread, thanks to the “Grateful Dead” and their fan base, “The Waldos” wanted to have claim to the history. “The Waldos” contacted Hager and presented him with 420 history, which was letters postmarked in the ‘70s with 420 mentioned everywhere. The group also started a Web site, waldo420.com, to legitimizing their claim. Reach Andrea Waitrovich at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Doubling the meat, going too far VALERIE CHEN Staff Writer Last Monday, Kentucky Fried Chicken unleashed its newest creation to the world: The Double Down Sandwich. With “no room for a bun”, as KFC’s Web site proclaims, the sandwich features two thick pieces of chicken (fried or grilled), two pieces of bacon, melted slices of pepper jack and Monterey Jack cheese and Colonel’s sauce. There is nothing else: no lettuce, no tomato and no bread. It is simply the hearty basics of meat and cheese. “It sounds good,” said Leonard Vandegrift, writing center program coordinator. “It sounds fattening, but I like fattening.” Meanwhile, other
students could not believe their ears. Javier Gallegos, a fourth-year philosophy and computer science student, was hesitant to believe the Double Down commercial was real. “Is that for real?” said Gallegos. “It almost seems like a joke.” But it is for real, and Vandegrift is right—it is fattening. With 10 grams of saturated fat, the KFC Original Recipe Double Down contains about 50 percent of a day’s recommended amount. Moreover, the sandwich contains about 1,380 milligrams of salt, which is 60 percent of the day’s recommended amount. Meanwhile, the KFC Grilled Double Down version is meant to be a healthier
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Kentucky Fried Chicken released The Double Down Sandwich on April 12 with no bread to accompanying the chicken, bacon and cheese. version of the sandwich. After all, it only has 460 calories, while the original one boasts a startling 560 calories. But, the so-called healthier sandwich has 50
more milligrams of sodium. The most popular adjective used to describe the sandwich during a Cal Poly Pomona students survey was not “delicious” or “healthy”,
but “gross.” “I just don’t need that much protein,” said Amanda Schluter, a fifth-year architecture student. “All of that junk, salt, and fat—it’s just not worth it to me.” Students, Samarah Nikookar, a first-year business student, felt disgusted by the Double Down and its contribution to the obesity problem. “I think it’s going to make Americans fatter,” said Nikookar. “Everyone’s worried about staying healthy and is trying to make fast food products healthier. But now, they come up with something even more disgusting and fattening.” According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about two thirds of Americans are considered to be overweight or obese.
The sandwich does possess the appeal of being different, however the price of eating, one may halt all curiosity. “For $5, I could buy two value menu chicken sandwiches put together,” said Robert Redd, a fifth-year English literature student. “I don’t see how this is innovative.” Thomas Castro, a second-year hotel restaurant and management student, said he liked the sandwich but did not appreciate the cost. “I thought it was pretty delicious,” said Castro. “But I wouldn’t get it again. It costs too much, and comparably, I could get a lot more food for that much money. I’m a poor college student.” Reach Valerie Chen at: email@example.com
Kicking butt success in new action hero film AARON FENN Correspondent Dave Lizewski, played by British actor Aaron Johnson, a comic-book nerd, wonders aloud to his friends one day, “How come nobody ís ever tried to be a superhero?” His friend Marty, played by “Hot Tub Time Machine” actor Clark Duke, responds quickly: “Dude, if anybody did it in real life, they would be dead in like, a day.” Through those two lines of dialogue is the premise to the action packed, uberviolent, often comical, exhilarating superhero film “Kick-Ass” is born. Soon after, Dave is crafting a green wetsuit into a superhero costume and trying to fight off goons as his alter ego Kick-Ass.
Kick Ass Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicholas Cage, Chloe Moretz Runtime: 1 hr. 57 min. Rating: The key word here is “trying.” During his first bout as Kick-Ass, Dave ends up in the hospital. Once he recovers he meets superheroes that are a little better at vigilante justice, Nicolas Cage’s as Big Daddy and the wonderful Chloë Moretz’s as Hit Girl. Together they begin to fight off “baddies” and get one step closer to taking down Frank DiAmico, played with
delightful villainous charm by Mark Strong, “Sherlock Holmes.” One of the things that everyone will be talking about is Moretz as Hit Girl. Concerns have been voiced by the public and critics about the message the character is sending the youth in the real world. It is a fake comicbook movie and has a hard R-rating. Watching an 11-year-old girl annihilate a room full of thugs in incredibly well choreographed fight sequences is a jaw-dropping good time. Moretz is a delight to watch on-screen, as is Cage, who channels a very amusing “Adam West as Batman” sort of dialect, when he is suited up as Big Daddy. In addition, Johnson
Growing up into a teen pop sensation REGINA KELLER Staff Writer “My World 2.0” reveals a new level of maturity for 16-year-old Justin Bieber, which is a nice change amid all the teen pop artists on the billboards. With the track “Baby,” Bieber infuses vocal of yesteryear with a steady, simple fast-paced beat. The song takes listeners back to the days when the innocent sounds of Hanson filled the rooms of teenage girls. Ludacris makes an appearance on Bieber’s hit single, giving the track a hip- hop sound. “Runway Love” is a fusion of Janet Jackson’s “Runway” and Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body.” In the song, Bieber changes up his vocals and tries something a little different. The tune takes on a little bit of a young Michael Jackson vibe. “Somebody To Love” starts off with a rapid and thick techno sound that will have listeners moving. This song could definitely make the top of the pop charts due to its quick tempo and dance beat. Bieber sings about wanting the girl of his dreams, and how he would do anything to get her in his life. Although this is a reoccuring theme, the beat of “Somebody To Love” brings it into the current sound that is popular today.
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Justin Bieber, My World 2.0 Released by Island, RBMG Tracks: 10 Rating: One of the most original songs on the album is “Overboard,” a duet with14year-old Pop/R&B singer Jessica “JJ” Jarrell. The track is slower paced, which makes it one of the more romantic sounding songs on the album. It opens with a piano piece that continues throughout the song. It gives a nice background to both of their voices. “Up” and “U Smile” are two tracks that do not fit Bieber’s pop sound. “Up” is a song about
how Bieber and his love interest can only further the emotions they have for one another. The song mimics an Usher beat in the background, which is soft but keeps it alive with the tempo on the base. Bieber wrote “U Smile” for his fans. The opening of the song has a pulsating beat leading into lyrics, which are both repetitive and catchy. The song is about Bieger returning a smile to his fans. Bieber will certainly have fans cheering for him with this album. The lyrics will definitely get stuck in your head. However, the melodies are nothing new, returning to a time when teen pop bands ruled the world. “My World 2.0” shows a grownup version of Bieber making his way into the adult world. Reach Regina Keller at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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adds a much needed realistic touch to the film who contains both depth and an emotional core to the character. The real star of the film though is director Matthew Vaughn’s unbelievably
entertaining action sequences. Those willing to take the plunge into this cinematic/ comic-book world may find themselves cheering, laughing, and sitting back in
awe at all of the immensely enjoyable, off-the-wall, “kick your ass,” entertainment has to offer. Reach Aaron Fenn at: email@example.com
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Excess skin replaces Hollywood skills MICHEALA ARD Staff Writer
ore than 50 years ago, Barbie and Ken represented the perfect American image. Now, half of a century later, the obsession for beautiful, near-perfect figures still remains strong. Robert Patterson, Zac Efron and Channing Tatum are among the many Hollywood hunks that have girls going crazy for them. While this eye candy is fun to look at, it is not sending a healthy message to America’s youth. Leading men are implying that six-pack abs are necessary in a starring role, and
young female starlets, such as Megan Fox and Ashley Greene, portray the idea that skinny waist and a push-up bra are the keys to fame, money and success. The issue of body image in Hollywood is a tired debate that seems never ending, and yet despite criticism, casting directors never stop the parade of half-naked movie actors. What has changed in movies, besides the pressures for more muscles in men and skeletal figures for women, are the clothes – or lack there of – that actors wear in feature films. Fred Astaire, a legendary leading man of early Hollywood cinema, was recognized for his top hat and gleaming coat tails.
Illustration by Sarah Elkeaikati
Taylor Lautner, the current moviegoers’ obsession, is known for wearing no shirt at all. Of course, watching an attractive young actor show off his freshly bench-pressed body always brings people to the theater seats, but isn’t it being overdone? Motion picture costume designers must have the easiest job in the business. For example, Wendy Chuck, the woman in charge of costumes for the film “Twilight,” dressed her actors in either drab neutrals or shirtless get-ups. I do not wish to come off prudish – at times I just long for the beautiful costumes of the past that told a unique story. Clothes displayed in classic musicals
Blockbuster lags in race for rentals EVAN PERKINS Staff Writer So much has changed in the last century especially in the technological world. Many different types of technology have been invented, only to fade away and be replaced by newer gadgets and gizmos. Much like the VHS tapes an 8-track players of yore, Blockbuster Video is slipping towards antiquation. Recent methods of renting videos, such as Netflix and Redbox, are what have Blockbuster teetering so violently on the edge of bankruptcy. An unofficial survey of 20 students found 80 percent use Redbox or Netflix rather than Blockbuster. Most students said they prefer Redbox and Netflix for convenience. Redbox locations are becoming nearly as prolific as Starbucks cafes and seem to hover around high traffic areas like markets and gas stations. Placing Redbox kiosks in such convenient places promotes the consumer thought, “since I’m here anyway, I might as well get one.” Redbox also appeals to a consumer tendency that Blockbuster never seemed to understand: the tendency for customers to watch the
such as “The King and I,” or the wonderfully preppy patterns in “Clueless,” brought an element of art and fun to the screen. Unfortunately, when watching films such as “Twilight: New Moon” or “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” one is bound to see Robert Pattinson’s chest hairs or Megan Fox’s legs and bulging cleavage. One may even argue that music videos have fallen to the same fate as movies – which also feature a lack of depth and size zero jeans. Today, a popular song is partnered with lingerie-clad women and men in wife beater tank tops. What happened to the era of Michael
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movie once, then return it. Redbox’s one dollar for one-day business plan appeals directly to this movie viewer demographic. While Redbox still requires the user to drive somewhere in order to obtain a movie, Netflix is delivered directly to the recipient’s mailbox. If a walk to the mailbox is too physically exhausting, users can even stream Netflix directly to their television set. Is laziness the motive for the blatant boycotting of Blockbuster? Fifty percent of students checked yes, stating they preferred Netflix because they didn’t have to drive to Blockbuster. This age of instant gratification will be the death of the traditional video rental store. However, Blockbuster isn’t helplessly withering away into obsolescence.
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They have come up with a mail out movie scheme almost identical to Netflix, though fifty percent of students said they were not aware of the new service. The Money section of U.S. News & World Report
listed Blockbuster as one of 15 companies that probably wouldn’t survive 2009. However, they are still here, albeit barely hanging on. Reach Evan Perkins at: Opinions@thepolypost.com
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If she looks good, we will be looking
Females look too, we’re just better at it
Special to the Post “What did you just look at?” Girls, why do you ask the obvious when you know your guy just looked at another girl? And now, thanks to your insecurities, she is the enemy. What women don’t realize is men are just figuring out why they stick with the girl they are currently with. Men want to make sure that they picked the right pair of X chromosomes. Besides, who doesn’t like looking at a work of art? Why can’t women understand that men like to look at a pretty girl? It doesn’t matter if we are in a relationship or not. Men are going to look when an attractive girl walks by, no matter how angry or insecure it makes you. Ideally, men should be with one woman, but we definitely weren’t created to keep our eyes fixed on just one person. While it’s hard to know everything about them, women are highly intelligent beings among one another. Around men, they lose all intelligence and go into argumentation mode.
Why aren’t women just satisfied that they have someone? So what if we look? It’s in a guy’s DNA. Instead, women have to complicate things. Ladies, let me break it down for you. Men are of a simple breed: we look, we love and we don’t know any better. If women realized that all their reverse psychology and mind tricks were just going over our heads, it would make life a lot easier on both sexes. Blame it on our Y chromosome, but even if we don’t look, you will ask us if we think a girl is pretty. What is a man to do? Girls, if we say no, then you blame us for trying to say what you want to hear. If we say yes, well let’s just say not many men have escaped unscathed from such a response. Not only is this technique unfair, it’s entrapment. So just let us be, and understand that boys will always be boys. If you are uncomfortable, say something. Beyond looking, we can also listen too.
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Silly boys, you’re not the only ones looking. The crucial difference is women know how to be discreet when an attractive guy passes by. A beautiful person will magnetically attract the eyes of the people around them. The key to remaining on good terms with the person beside you, after you’ve stolen a quick glance, is discretion. If men would just understand this, we could go about our day enjoying all the eye candy the world has to offer. And yet again, their simplicity forces us to scold them. Watch and learn, guys. She’ll sneak a peak before her man even notices there’s another guy in the room. The measures women take to avoid getting caught admiring the opposite sex are not meant to be devious. We just don’t want the men in our lives to feel inadequate or insecure. The fact that some men want their girlfriends to accept that a guy’s eyes will lust after any other woman strutting by shows a lack of sensitivity. Whether your partner minds you looking or not
should determine how you act in this given situation. Naturally, if you are dating someone with insecurity and jealousy issues, prepare to face a more hostile reaction. To stay on the safe side, be sure you understand the difference between appreciating beauty and downright ogling. A quick glance is fine, a prolonged stare is nearing the danger zone and drooling will probably get you cut. On the flip side, it would be naive to think your significant other does not take notice of good looking people. You may be the apple of his eye, but don’t forget his eyes are still open. An easier approach that would take the stress off both of you would be to mutually comment on the attractiveness, or lack thereof, have a little laugh and move on with your lives. While some relationships are more maturely evolved and can openly appreciate the attractiveness of people crossing their paths, others must resort to less incriminating means. Two words: peripheral vision. Reach Sarah Elkeaikati at: Opinions@thepolypost.com
When committed to another, it doesn’t matter who wears the pants FARHEEN DAYALA Staff Writer Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you know that we are in the midst of a huge economic crisis. Sure, the crisis has affected universities and businesses, but how has it affected married couples? It is 2010, and it is clear the days of June Cleaver are long gone. No longer is it the norm for women to stay home and watch the kids while the man works to provide for his family. These days, a dual income family has shifted our perception of what’s normal in a family setting. A poll in the October issue of TIME Magazine found that about 40 percent of women are the primary breadwinners in their family. Aside from working outside the home, women have also been piling on responsibilities inside home. Of those polled, 55 percent of women say they take on more re-
About 40 percent of women are the primary breadwinners in their families...55 percent say they take on more responsibilities at home than men do. sponsibilities at home than men. With women taking the roles as both a breadwinner and caretaker, do women now wear the pants in the marriage? When you look at the facts, it may seem as though women indeed wear the pants in the relationship. However the entire concept of wearing the pants in the relationship is absurd. The real question is not who wears the pants, but rather how these roles affect a marriage. If couples only focus on which responsibilities should be completed by whom, the more important issue is not being addressed. The real problem is not whether the woman or the man pays the bills, or takes out the trash or even
SKIN: When movies consist of nothing more than nudity continued from page 10 Jackson’s red leather jacket or Olivia Newton John’s legwarmers? Although the pieces seem outdated now, they helped tell a concept in an exciting music video. In the end, producers and directors live by the motto “sex sells,” even though films that focus on outer beauty are often forgotten or scathed by critics. Few movies are able to master the combination of a deep message with a captivating wardrobe. Films and actors that have accomplished this feat include Audrey Hepburn in
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” or John Travolta wearing his T-Bird jacket in “Grease.” The Hollywood of yesteryear had more to sell than just skin. Films used to bring in record numbers because there was a good story to be told. To think, you could captivate an audience with substance. One can only hope that a new procession of intriguing and eye-catching movies can emerge and capture both the viewer’s attention and respect. Reach Micheala Art at: Opinions@thepolypost.com
cooks or cleans at home. The real debate should be about the strength of the marriage itself. The dissolving marriage is a huge crisis in the United States. According to Divorcerate.org, 26 percent of women and 25 percent of men say that women who work outside of the home devote less time and attention to their marriage. With the divorce rates as high as 50 percent, there are bigger problems to worry about than who wears the pants. Divorce has damaging results on a family. Studies show that children of parents who are divorced perform poorly in school and are more likely to repeat grades and have a much higher drop out rate than
children of parents who remain married. Also, children of divorced parents are more likely to be abused and show greater signs of health, behavioral and emotional problems. A marriage should be based on love and team work. Couples should work together to complete tasks at home, rather than worrying if those tasks fit the roles society has created for them. What does it matter who takes care of various responsibilities, as long as those responsibilities are fulfilled? Marriage in the United States needs a major make over. Couples should work hard to maintain healthy relationships instead of conforming to ridiculous titles. Reach Farheen Dayala at: Opinions@thepolypost.com Illustration by Sarah Elkeaikati
GOING AGAINST THE PROS:
Cal Poly’s track and field team goes up against Olympic Athletes at Azusa Pacific University
TUESDAY, April 20, 2010
End of an era
Men’s, women’s tennis teams end season, program with a win and loss
Broncos down CSU Los Angeles 7-2 to end season KATIE O’LAUGHLIN Staff Writer Last Tuesday was bittersweet for the women’s tennis team as it conquered Cal State Los Angeles on the court, but battled emotions at day’s end. The Broncos took all three of their doubles matches and stayed strong to the end winning four of the six singles matches. The final score was 7-2. Head Coach Sandy Kriezel was proud of her team. “The girls came out ready to play LA,” said Kriezel. “All season, they’ve been fighters, and today was no different. It’s great to end the season on a high note.” According to the Bronco Athletics Web site, the team is ranked 25th in the CCAA. The team is waiting to hear if it made it into the NCAA Tourney berth. The
announcements will be made during the last week of April. Junior Jennifer Chow and sophomore Jackie Trendt earned the 8-2 win in the No. 1 doubles spot. Both girls moved on to win their singles matches later in the day. Senior Mallory Brady and sophomore Jennifer Buchanan were successful in their No. 3 doubles match with a score of 8-6. Brady continued to win 6-0 and 6-4 at the No. 3 position in singles. Junior Kaitlyn Wooldridge and freshman Christie Lau filled the No. 2 spot with a 9-7 victory. “Christie Lau had a great performance today, she played with an injury,” said Kriezel. Wooldridge held the No. 5 positions on the court and left victorious. Tuesday’s match was Senior Day. Recognitions
were given in a pre-match ceremony to Brady and senior Fallon Blattner. Blattner was not present at the match, but Brady did her team proud. Blattner is a member of the school’s ROTC and was visiting the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Blattner will graduate as a commissioned officer this spring, according to the Web site. Brady participated in the 74th singles match and 49th doubles match of her four-year career. She earned an overall record of 42-31. This includes a 13-5 record in this season’s singles and a 2919 record in doubles during her four-year career. Brady is a three-time All-CCAA Academic honoree and a two-time Division II Athletic Directors Association Academics
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Freshman tennis player Christie Lau won her No. 2 doubles match with Kaitlyn Wooldridge last week 9-7.
Men’s tennis team falls 7-2 in heartbraking loss ERIK CARR Sports Editor It was Senior Day at the Kellogg Sports Complex where the men’s tennis team concluded its season last Thursday with a tough 7-2 loss against UC San Diego. The loss brought the Broncos’ overall record to 6-11. UC San Diego closed its season with a regional record of eight wins and three losses, and an overall record of 12 wins and 10 losses. Prior to the start of play, seniors Joshua Gong, Joshua Lau and James Lee were honored in a ceremony, recognizing not only their upper-class status, but more importantly, their final match as Broncos. “It’s an emotional day for me,” said Head Coach Sandy Kriezel. “Justin and Josh have been with us four years. They’re stand-up guys, they battled out today and played hard.” In doubles, the Broncos won one of three matches against the visiting Tritons. Senior Joshua Lau and junior Keith Boggero of the Broncos defeated freshman Austin West and junior
Armaun Emami in No. 2 doubles, 8-2.. “We played very well,” said Lau. “We started out really strong.. The momentum carried me intoo singles.” No. 3 doubles Lee and junior ior Shane McNulty had a close match tch with sophomore Jake Fellow w and sophomore Sam Ling, but lost 8-6. On the singles end, only one Bronco managed a victory, and that was junior Salvador Romero who beat sophomore Sam Ling in two sets, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 2 singles. “I served well,” said Romero. “Whenever I needed to attack, I attacked. When I was on defense, I came up with the shots.”
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Junior tennis player Shane McNulty played in the No. 3 doubles match with James Lee last Thursday, but lost 8-6.
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Broncos win two, lose two against East Bay MITCHELL SALTZMAN Staff Writer
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Junior pitcher Ryan Parker throws against Cal State San Bernardino in this file photo from last week’s away doubleheader.
The Cal Poly baseball team split its four game series against Cal State East Bay, bringing its overall record to 22-23 overall. The Broncos won the doubleheader’s second game as well as Sunday’s game 10-6 and 13-8, respectively, and lost Friday’s game 9-8 and Saturday’s doubleheader opener 4-1. The Broncos are seventh in the CCAA, with a record of 14-18 and are 13 games behind first place UC San Diego. Cal State East Bay is in 10th place, posting an 11-21 CCAA record, and an overall record of 1826-1.
The Broncos’ first win came during the closer of Saturday’s doubleheader with a score of 10-6, thanks in part to the performance by junior infielder Tyson Edwards. Edwards went 4-5, with three RBIs and a home run. “He did a good job,” said Head Coach Mike Ashman of Edward’s performance. “When he uses all field, he’s an outstanding hitter.” The Pioneers struck early and late in the game, with the first three of their six runs coming in the first inning, and the remaining coming in the bottom of the ninth. In between, the Pioneers had no answer for the Broncos’ offense, which included a total of 13 hits. Taking the win for the Broncos
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Senior athlete to run her last race LARISSA CASTANON Staff Writer Senior heptathlete Amanda Smith is hoping for a strong finish as she completes her final season with the women’s track and field team. Smith was ranked seventh with 4416 points in 2009 on the women’s all-time top ten performers list for the Broncos, under the heptathlon category. She has also led the team in the javelin throw with a distance of 119-10. Heptathletes compete for points in seven events, the 100 meters, 200 meters, 800 meters, hurdles, high jump, javelin, and shot put. The competitor with the most points wins the heptathlon event. It takes 4-5 hours a day to train for seven events, Smith said. “It’s a lot of endurance training and it’s mostly mental,” said Smith. “You have to be strong physically and mentally in order to overcome all those events.” Smith, a business marketing student, is planning to move to Washington D.C. to help train underprivileged children who would like to compete in triathlons. “The greatest thing would be for me to blend my love for sports with my skills in marketing,” said Smith. Freshman sprinter, Elizabeth Regan said Smith has been an influential and motivating force because Regan is working on becoming a heptathlete soon. “She is a leader in all aspects,” said Regan. “She is mentally and physically preparing me for the heptathlon.” Every Friday, Smith likes to wear different colored spandex during practice to loosen up the mood and to make the strenuous training fun and enjoyable, said Regan. “She does her best to lead by example,” said Regan. “She works her hardest and hopes everyone else she will do the same.” After working with Smith for three years, Head Coach Troy Johnson said that “Smith is a great athlete and she is a provisional qualifier for Nationals this year.” Sophomore Tramieka Thomas said Smith is the best at what she does because she puts a lot of time and effort into her training. “At track meets she demonstrates great leadership which is something the team really appreciates,” said Thomas. Smith says she has enjoyed her time at Cal Poly and she encourages all students to get involved with campus activities because it makes the college experience a better one. Reach Larissa Castanon at: email@example.com
TUESDAY, April 20, 2010
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Elsewhere on the courts, a different story was told. No. 6 singles Lee lost his first set to West 6-1, but came back in the second set, winning 7-6. In the third set, however, the match went to a tiebreaker in which West eeked out a 9-7 victory. Despite the heartbreaking loss, Lee remained optimistic. “[I] played aggressive,” said Lee. “I had my usually aggressive game. I didn’t back
POLY POST down from that. Doubles was very good, too.” The last match to finish the day was the No. 1 singles match between Lau and Tritons junior Erik Elliott. Elliott won the first set, 6-4. However, Lau evened the score at one set apiece when he won the second set 6-4. The third set also resulted in a 6-4 score, but went in favor of Elliott. “Overall, I thought I
played pretty well,” said Lau. “It’s a great way to end the season.” Throughout the matches, there was a melancholic atmosphere for the Broncos, as it was announced last month that Cal Poly would no longer fund the tennis program due to cuts to the state budget. “This could be my senior day, my final match out here as a coach,” said Kriezel. “I wish I knew what the future held.”
www.thepolypost.com Regardless of what happens with the program, some of the players have already made up their minds about where they will be next year. “I’m staying,” said Romero. “No matter what happens to the program, I’m staying.” At the end of play, members of the men’s tennis team livened their own spirits by attempting to douse their fellow teammates with a Gatorade
cooler filled with cold water. In the next few weeks, the men’s tennis team will throw its annual end-of-theyear banquet. While this year’s banquet will be a time of reflection for the 2010 season, it may also commemorate the Cal Poly tennis program as a whole. Reach Erik Carr at: firstname.lastname@example.org
BASEBALL: Despite clutch performances, the Broncos split series against East Bay continued from page 12 was pitcher Geoff Broussard, who pitched a complete game, and improved his record to 6-2 for the season. Broussard gave up no walks and struck out four, while allowing six runs and 11 hits. The Broncos took away a 13-8 win thanks to homeruns hit by sophomore catcher Jenzen Torres, junior outfielder Travis Taijeron, and senior second baseman Marcus Makia. The other two games in the series did not go as well for the Broncos. Despite the losses, both games still featured some great hitting and base running from the Broncos. In Friday’s game, the Broncos came out strong when they led 7-2 in the eighth inning. The game turned around when the Pioneers loaded the bases with no outs, leading to a sacrifice fly that made the score 7-3. A second fly ball to right field brought the count to two outs, but the Broncos just could not put an end to an inning which saw the Pioneers bringing in seven runs with four hits. Junior outfielder Stephen Gonzalez led the team in RBIs, bringing home three runs, while Makia and senior outfielder Robert Palmer
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Senior Decathlete, Michael Hernandez throws the javelin during the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific University last Friday. **FILE** Chris Sloan/Poly Post
Broncos sophomore catcher Jenzen Torres prepares to tag out CSU San Bernardino baserunner James Kono in this file photo from last week’s away doubleheader. each scored two runs. Edwards hit the Broncos’ sole home run in the sixth. In the opening of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Broncos went down 4-1 due to their inability to mount an offense against junior Paul Jinkens, the Pioneers’ starting pitcher. The Pioneer pitcher threw 15 strikeouts and kept the Broncos to only seven hits throughout the game. The only Bronco run
came from a solo homerun hit by senior catcher Jordan Alcantar. Next up for the Broncos is a series against Cal State Stanislaus, with all games taking place in the Broncos’ backyard, Scolinos Field. The first game starts at 2:30 p.m.
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continued from page 12 son, a big improvement and I’m really excited about the win over [UC] San Diego.” Brady feels this season was her best. “Last season wasn’t the greatest for me, this was a really good last season,” said Brady. Not only was the last match of the season played on Tuesday, it could be the last match played by the women’s Cal Poly tennis team with the current budget cuts. “Luckily the door is still open for us.” Said Kriezel. “I am dedicated to save the experience for Cal Poly
Broncos go up against Olympic Athletes in Bryan Clay Invitational ERIK CARR Sports Editor
WOMEN: Tennis team is waiting for word if they have made division playoff spot honoree. Brady was also named to second-team All CCAA her sophomore season. “It was exciting to win my last match, said Brady. “[UC] San Diego was our biggest win. It was incredible to beat them during my last season.” The match against UC San Diego was memorable for Coach Kriezel, who said, “Cal Poly’s win against San Diego was great. It was the first in seven years.” Jackie Trendt shared similar feelings about the win over UC San Diego. “It was a really good sea-
Track team racks up personal bests
students.” Kriezel has submitted a plan to save the program and will be meeting with the board to discuss it soon. “We can’t wait until next year to make things happen.” Kriezel said. “It’s going to be a challenge to raise the necessary money but we’re fighters.” Buchanan had somber feelings for the season ending. “The team is really close and I’m really sad its over.” Buchanan said. Reach Katie O’Laughlin at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cal Poly track and field team competed at the Bryan Clay Invitational last Friday at Azusa Pacific University, and came away with some great performances. “[It is] a good technical meet,” said Head Coach Troy Johnson. “We’re working towards our goal.” While the Broncos compete against their best competition in every meet, this meet was distinguished by the fact that it featured Olympic medalists from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. In the men’s 200-meter race, senior Jonathan Williams ran against Bryan Clay, who won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 2008 Olympics. Williams placed third, finishing with a time of 21.34 seconds, which matched his personal best. In addition to this feat, Williams beat Clay, who finished fourth with a time 21.48. “It happens,” said Williams modestly, in reference to beating Clay. “It happens to the best of us.” Williams also placed fifth in his heat of the 100, and sixth overall, with a time of 10.76. On the women’s side, senior Tokunbo Adeniji had a fourth place finish, running a 55.73 in the 400.
In her race, Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain ran a 52.30 to win the race. Ohuruogu won the gold medal in the Beijing Olympics. Junior Carter Griffin won the 400 with a time of 47.54, which is a personal best. The time also made him eligible for NCAA Division II Provisionals. Elsewhere on the track, the men continued to have solid results. Junior Jose Marquez had a personal best in the 1500 with a time of 4:00.56. In his heat of the 200, senior Connor Duckworth won with a time of 23.77. “I started the race much better than I had [in the past],” said Duckworth. “I was able to hold on thanks to the good start.” Jake Deavers won the second heat of the men’s 110 with a time of 14.88. Right behind him in sixth was Michael Hernandez, who ran a 15.71. Each race was the seventh and 14th best overall, respectively. The women’s side of track had its share of personal bests. Senior Allison Brewer ran a personal best of 16.57 in the 110 hurdles. “We want to be improving at this time in the season,” said Brewer. “[The personal record] just makes me happy.” Junior Julia Manzo ran a 17.91 in the 110 hurdles, and senior Haley Orr ran a 1:05.72 in the 400. Both of the times were personal bests. In the women’s 200, freshman Ariel Whitney ran a personal best of 26.11.
Freshman Elizabeth Regan, Orr, and Manzo also ran new personal bests with times of 27.99, 29.12, and 29.58, respectively. Near the end of the day, the women’s 4 x 400 relay team ran a 3:51.17, its fastest time yet. The team consisted of sophomore Kyle Wolff, Whitney, Adeniji, and freshman Brooke Gamble. In addition to their times, the Broncos also posted remarkable measurements in the field. Senior Megan Emami leaped 35-6 1/2 in the triple jump, which was the fourth-best jump at the meet. For the men, freshman Shane Cioni threw 136-09 in the discus throw, which was good enough to win his heat. Freshman James Cox placed fourth in his heat, throwing a distance of 13305. Overall, Cioni finished 13th and Cox finished 14th. After a four-week absence, senior Mariano Baez was healthy to compete and ran a 1:59.84 in the men’s 800, placing seventh. “It went well,” said Baez. “Coach just said to concentrate and do the best I could.” Baez had another seventh place finish in the 1500, in which he ran a time of 4:05.14. This Saturday, the track and field team goes west to Los Angeles where it will compete in the Tommy “Tiny” Lister Classic at the Jesse Owens Track of Cal State Los Angeles. Reach Erik Carr at: email@example.com
TUESDAY, April 20, 2010
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Thousands gathered for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio last weekend. The electric Coachella nightscape now features the Giant Wheel ferris wheel. PAUL ROSALES Photo Editor “Welcome to the beautiful world of music,” said John Lydon of Public Image Ltd. The description couldn’t be better fit, as heavy booms from the main stage and various tents kept the night rolling at the sold out three-day Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Lydon, also known as frontman “Johnny Rotten” of the infamous punk band The Sex Pistols, closed the first night with his 1980s postpunk band after Jay-Z had left the stage. PIL made precise use of its set time, as the group returned for an encore blaring the anthemic song, “Public Image.” A pyrotechnic display, originally intended for Hova, was now meant for Lydon’s band. One thing that PIL didn’t have was a Beyonce appearance; Jay-Z wins Attendee’s of the festival had a wide selection of bands old and new. Bobby May, 20, of Fullerton, said that Sly Stone, Devo, King Khan and the Shrines, Flying Lotus and De La Soul were on his list of acts to see. Concertgoers had the selection of five theatres across the vast polo field: Coachella Stage, Outside Theater, Gobi, Mojave, and Sahara. Mainstream recording artists such as Muse, Gorillaz and Tokyo Police Club played the large main stage field, whereas more obscure and up-and-coming talent took to smaller stages. New to the festival was the three-day
wristband issued to every patron upon entry with a ticket. In previous years one could purchase a single-day ticket, but with the three-day pass it gave more incentive for Coachella attendees to watch limited occasion acts. There were still a few problems with the new pass feature. “We got in at around 9 p.m. [on Friday],” said Tina Cocco, 22 from Costa Mesa. “The security said they ran out of wristbands and we had to wait in line for so long.” The overall size of the crowd was not apparent until around 9 p.m. when multitudes flocked to the Outdoor Theater for the pop band MGMT on Saturday. The crowd for Jay-Z was comparable, but the number of bodies didn’t go on for what seemed like forever. The alternative-to-alternative bands Girls, Beach House and The Soft Pack played the Gobi and Mojave tents and still managed to capture a full audience. Devo blew all other Mojave acts out of the water with their performance on Saturday. Devo fans were treated to a set featuring classic and current hits. The event ended Sunday night with reunited 1990s indie favorites Pavement and Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke. The voluminous sun-kissed crowd packed for the final day, ending the music festival at 1 a.m.
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Grizzly Bear singer and guitarist Edward Droste performs at the Mojave on Friday.
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The Pipes installation, located toward the front entrance is a group dynamic work, where many can create sounds with electricity from notes.
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Electro hooligan Major Lazor takes the Mojave stage on Saturday night.