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I N S I D E T O D AY DATING & ROMANCE
Debut of campus town hall
THE JEALOUS TYPE See how being a jealous person can ruin a faithful relationship. page 2
STATE OF MIND
HEALTH CARE Q’S Compare the House and Senate version of the new health care plan. page 3
VANDALIZED The Aztecs get trounced by the Vandals in Idaho. page 5
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San Diego State hosted the first of a series of town hall meetings to discuss the recent budget cuts. The event was hosted by A.S. President Tyler Boden and featured guest speaker Russel Statham, student member of the CSU Board of Trustees.
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Students frustrated by recent budget cuts were given a chance to find answers last week. San Diego State’s inaugural town hall meeting was held Friday to discuss the cuts to the CSU and SDSU this year. The interactive meeting took place on the Free Speech Steps at Aztec Center and was hosted by Associated Students President Tyler Boden. The town hall allowed students to discuss and
field questions about the $584 million cut to the CSU budget. Russel Statham, student member of the CSU Board of Trustees, who was appointed last November, was the guest speaker providing answers to frustrated students and explaining the measures taken to deal with the budget cuts. “The California State University faced a $584 million budget reduction, which was really unprecedented … if we would have taken it as a full cut, it would have meant the closure of several of our largest campuses,” Statham said. Statham explained the steps taken to balance the budget reduc-
tion, including staff layoffs and furloughs, which saved $275 million. The board also voted to eliminate costs that accounted for $190 million which included travel, positions and programs. Statham also explained that approximately $200 million was saved by increasing student fees by 32 percent, which he voted to support. “I supported the fee increase,” he said. “It was a very unpopular move … but I felt like it was the best thing for students. “Had we not raised fees, most students would not be able to get into any classes whatsoever. We would
quent town hall meetings will involve different topics. Students unable to make the town hall meeting can voice their opinions on the A.S. blog.
parking offices to redistribute faculty and staff parking spaces to students. The loss of approximately 600 part-time positions at SDSU leaves many potential spots open for students to use.
have had to cut probably around 50,000 students from our system.” One student at the meeting, criminal justice junior Crystal Sudano, did not agree with Statham’s decision to increase fees. “I’m appalled that he voted to increase the fees,” Sudano said. “I feel he should have voted against it.” Increased financial aid, Pell Grants and tax credits are available to students because of the tighter budget and fee increases according to Statham. The main theme of the event was advocacy. Boden focused on finding out what specific cause students could advocate for to make their voices heard. “We’re students. We’re dealing with a 32 percent increase,” Boden said. “We’re paying more for our schooling, we’re getting less for our schooling and we have no answers. We’re basically helpless as students right now.” Students, staff and faculty attending the event were encouraged to voice their opinions and ask questions. In addition to the notion of advocacy, more extreme measures were suggested from attendees. “How about the money that’s been given to Wall Street?” Cody Stephens, political science graduate student and member of International Students for Social Equality, asked from the crowd. “Historically when students were active and when they did advocate causes, it was not at the voter box, but it was as radicalism,” Stephens said. “So I’m saying what we need is students to hold walkouts, to hold mass protests … you need to let all of these people know that students are not just going to passively sit by and allow education to be gutted and to be attacked the way that it has.” Still, speakers reiterated that students need to be advocates for change, and the best way to do so would be to let legislators know that he or she is unhappy and to vote for new legislators if necessary. “We’re very limited in terms of what we can do internally as a board,” Statham said. “What we need you to do as students is to advocate for higher education funding. “The fact that the legislature felt comfortable and was able to cut $584 million from our system is ridiculous and it’s disgusting. And the reason that they’re able to do that is because we have a very apathetic student body that doesn’t typically get out the vote and they don’t feel that they are being held accountable by students.” Not everyone agreed with Statham that students are apathetic. “Students aren’t apathetic — I don’t believe that they are,” Sudano said. “I think that they just don’t know what to do.”
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A.S. BRIEF Town halls here to stay San Diego State Associated Students President Tyler Boden will continue to host town hall meetings on a monthly basis. The dates, times and locations will be announced closer to the events. The next meeting will discuss the CSU budget further and subse-
Possible new parking spots Natalie Colli, A.S. vice president of University Affairs, is contacting the
New ride sharing program A.S. is sponsoring a new program
called Zimride, which allows students to carpool to campus. Sign up to either ride along with someone else or offer a ride and split the cost of gas. Anyone who offers a ride before Sept. 30 will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Aztec Shops.
—Compiled by Senior Staff Writer Sarah Kovash
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DATING & ROMANCE
Monday, September 21, 2009
Breaking the vicious serial dating cycle
irst dates can be gruesome. From the moment you sit down for dinner, you’re already preparing yourself to survive the interview-like meeting. And before you give the person a chance to break the firstimpression mold, you have already potentially put them into a category: “friend,” “hook-up,” “girlfriend / boyfriend” or “none of the above.” For singles who are looking for their special partner, the ritual of sizing up a first date often leads to losing interest without seeing the potential for a second or third date. Consequently, the vicious cycle of serial first dates persist. For those who want to move away from serial dating to finding love, it starts with your dating mind-set.
You’re no Cinderella We all want to wait for the “sparks” and “magic” when meeting a potential new mate. And if it can happen for Cinderella and every other girl in a romantic comedy, why can’t it happen to me, right? But waiting for this fairy-tale love will often leave us feeling let down because of the unrealistic expectations associated with the “perfect couple” image. Rather, these expectations often end up
NICOLE C ALLA S A S S I S TA N T F E AT U R E S E D I T O R
being the source of our disappointment, which leads us to search elsewhere to fill the desperate void we have crafted in our minds.
Enjoy the moment Nothing is more tiresome than flooding your mind with questions such as “Where is this going?” or “What does he think of me?” while out on a date. By doing this, you are focusing on details that are unnecessary for a first date — your intense vibe may even be scaring your date off. By simply calming down and appreciating the first date for what it is, you can allow yourself to enjoy the moment and the person you are with. You may even find that first dates are enjoyable when the complicated questions are left at home.
Give the frog a chance You don’t always have to kiss a frog to make him a prince. Rather, give the frog, or a guy you never thought you could see yourself with, a chance. While no guy is perfect, they all deserve a chance to grow on you, or at least a second date. If you discard
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For the people who are tired of countless first dates, they may need to change their perspective on dating to find that special someone.
them after the first date, you may never know how funny or compassionate he is, which would have possibly won you over. Getting to know someone takes more than a couple of hours on a date, so take a chance and give him two or three more tries. Singles who tend to be serial daters may have high expectations
for those who they allow to be more than a first date. If you are single and desperate to ditch the first date ritual and find that special someone, you may want to reevaluate your methods of finding that person. Whether it’s your ego or high expectations holding you back from moving on to the second date, it’s time to listen to your
heart and take a chance on the guy you thought had no potential.
—Nicole Callas is a communications and political science senior.
—This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Daily Aztec.
Being the jealous type can cost a relationship
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The constant fear that a significant other will cheat could actually cause that person to seek another, less jealous partner.
K R I ST I N A P E LT I N S TA F F W R I T E R
Anyone who has been in a relationship knows jealousy is the key ingredient to preparing a highly poisonous meal. It can cause tension, stress and destroy relationships. There are a few main reasons for this relationship toxin: fear, insecurity and distrust. Whether it’s because of past relationships, past infidelities or just negative selfesteem, the relationship is bound to ruin if the issue isn’t addressed. When someone is afraid of their partner leaving them or finding someone “better,” they often end up acting on that fear in a form that causes their partner to not want to be with them.
This fear of losing the love, friendship and affection is, more often than not, unjustified. It is something that can start as a tiny doubt and quickly manifest into a completely dreaded scenario that probably will never happen. For example, someone might see their partner talking to someone they don’t know at school. Their first thoughts are probably, “Who is that?” and “What are they talking about?” But soon these simple questions can grow into thoughts such as “Does he or she like that person more than me?” and “Do they see that person very often without telling me?” Before long, they are imagining situations of their partner being unfaithful and they begin to feel unsure of the whole relationship.
Insecurity is another reason for someone to feel and act jealous, and eventually push their partner away. Insecurities are also often a misconception in a person’s mind. In this case, there may not be anything specific that sets off their uncertainties, but just their own self-esteem problems. This feeling that they may not be good enough — not pretty enough, not rich enough, not smart enough — causes them to fear that their partner may want someone “better.” With these negative thoughts in mind, the insecure partner causes their own stress and only gets more paranoid, constantly questioning themselves and their partner. “Why is he looking at her? Does he think she’s prettier than me?” or “I need
money because she likes expensive things.” If the relationship is based on love and trust, these doubts should not be an issue. The last common reason for jealousy is the lack of trust in the relationship. When the person doesn’t trust their partner, they are always assuming the worst in situations. This is a big problem in any social setting. Even though there is usually a strong connection in a relationship, they are still two separate people and they both are entitled to space and privacy. When it comes to things such as class or work, with co-workers or group assignments, it is unfair to accuse the partner or give them a guilt trip without any strong evidence that they may actually be betraying them. Sometimes these fears come from previous relationships in which their partners were unfaithful, but again, this is unfair to bring the painful past into a new, blossoming relationship. Those issues need to be addressed and confronted head-on so both partners can move forward without the constant paranoia of having the same heartbreak. An article written by Susie and Otto Collins says, “If your partner says ‘I trust you but I don’t trust the people you work with or other people you socialize with’ then you can just translate that to mean ‘I don’t trust your ability to make conscious decisions about your conduct with other people when I’m not there.’” One way to overcome jealousy in a relationship is to simply open communication. When each partner can comfortably express their fears and doubts about themselves and the relationship, they can create a closer bond and reassure the other that there is nothing to worry about. “I think that some people really don’t practice expressing their feel-
ings enough,” communications sophomore Natalie Kutches said. “If you can calmly talk about how you feel then you can work through almost anything.” Without honesty and open communication, the relationship lacks the ability to be a team. Instead, it builds a wall between the partners.
“Whether it’s because of past relationships, past infidelities or just negative self-esteem, the relationship is bound to ruin if the issue isn’t addressed.” Another way to help each partner feel more at ease in the relationship is to think positively. This may seem cheesy and easier said than done, but the more someone thinks or imagines the worst case scenarios, the more likely it is to occur. By constantly thinking “I hope my partner doesn’t cheat” or “I’m not good-looking enough for him or her, I bet they want someone better looking,” they are only causing the fear to become a reality. By merely having trust and believing in the positive possibilities such as “My partner loves me very much and only wants the best for me” or, “We’re a team and we work together to make each other happy,” they will not only cause that positive vibe to manifest itself but they will also live more relaxed and stress-free lives.
Monday, September 21, 2009
STATE OF MIND
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POINTS TO PONDER
Poll reveals many Americans skeptical of President Barack Obama’s health care proposals Americans who believe Obama’s health care overhaul plan would be able to expand coverage to almost all Americans without raising taxes on the middle class or alter the quality of care:
38% Percent of Americans who do not believe Obama’s health care overhaul plan could expand coverage to almost all Americans without raising taxes on the middle class or alter the quality of care:
60% Americans who are confident that most of Obama’s plan can be paid through cost savings in Medicare and other parts of the health care system:
43% Food and Drug Administration announces H1N1 vaccinations available next month Number of virus vaccine doses that will become available as of Oct. 15: about
Number of H1N1 virus vaccines ordered by the U.S. government:
195 million Number of sites the H1N1 virus vaccine will be distributed across the nation: up to
Americans who said they are likely to get the H1N1 flu vaccine:
57% MCT Campus
—Compiled by State of Mind Contributor Thomas Hammel
STATE OF MIND
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Monday, September 21, 2009
A GUEST’S PERSPECTIVE
tudents at San Diego State have been told for nearly three years now that the current Aztec Center would be remodeled into a brand new, state-of-the-art ModernSpace. Associated Students and the SDSU community as a whole could not raise the $44 million for the originally planned ModernSpace. Recently, A.S. had decided to go back to the drawing board, get a new architect and try to pass another referendum in the spring, in hopes of continuing this project promised to the student body. Students have been upset for a while about Aztec Center, but it seems like whenever AS tries to do something about it, they get a lot of positive feedback and then no results. This year has to be different and we need to make these changes to Aztec Center. For those who were on campus in 2006, you may recall the idea for ModernSpace received a 75 percent ‘yes’ vote. Since then support for the project has decreased, but the concept still remains popular among the student body. The new ModernSpace includes many amenities students have been asking for, such as expanded food and retail services, a new Montezuma Hall, a pub and grill and a satellite fitness center. As it stands right now, Aztec Center is 41 years old, the oldest student union in the CSU system. It also contains amounts of asbestos,
AM M A R M OHEIZE CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST making it a public safety hazard. Asbestos is a building material that releases cancer-causing toxins. “The building services department that runs Aztec Center has been limping along and sticking bubble gum over the problems, knowing and hoping that ModernSpace construction will begin soon,” A.S. Executive Vice President Jeremy Katz said.
“Building the new ModernSpace also allows us to save money in the long run and become more sustainable.” The state of the building is dismal compared to many other student unions right in our backyard. UC San Diego passed a referendum in 2003 to double the size of its student union, the Price Center, a $64 million project. With construction rates increasing and with few signs of SDSU admitting more students, the time to act is now. If we don’t, the future generations of students
will have an underperforming student union. Building the new ModernSpace also allows us to save money in the long run and become more sustainable, something that SDSU has been trying to do for some time now. “(It is) Costing us more every day to keep this building in tact over the long term than it would be to build the new building that would provide services to all students on campus,” Katz said. Many students are fed up with the fee increases, but the fees are not going to decrease, which is why students are reluctant to pass a referendum. A.S. has tried to make it clear that no fees would be increased as a result of the referendum concerning ModernSpace until at least 2013 or completion of the project, whichever comes first. When the referendum is proposed in the spring, it would be in the best interest of the students to vote ‘yes.’ We should do this for the future generations of Aztecs.
—Ammar Moheize is a journalism junior. —This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Daily Aztec. Send e-mail to email@example.com. Anonymous letters will not be printed —Include your full name, major and year in school.
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Associated Students hopes to approve plans for a newer, more useful Aztec Center.
A GUEST’S PERSPECTIVE
Enrollment decrease hurts state workforce
he California State University education system is rolling down and falling off the La Jolla cliffs.. The current financial crisis requires the CSU system to implement enrollment management “designed to slow, if not stop continued growth.” California’s students should not be shoved out the academic door when the economy takes a wrong turn. They should be capitalized on and taught without restraints. The entire CSU system, which houses around 450,000 students, must restrain enrollment to 40,000 prospective students next year. “CSU has declared a system-wide
A S H L E Y B OY L E S CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST impaction that will result in fewer students admitted for next fall,” according to the CSU Web page. Last year, a 10 percent cut in enrollment was mandated and the school managed to curtail enrollment by three percent. San Diego State must limit the prospective students by seven percent, which translates to 4,588 students, according to Associate Dean of Undergraduates Studies Chris Frost. When planning the goal for enrollment for this semester, the enrollment administrators were told to stay within range of the pre-
vious year’s admittance levels. “Being three percent under enrollment helps us for 2010-11 because we don’t have to cut so much in (the next) year” Dr. Sandra Cook, assistant vice president for academic affairs, said. As another effect of the CSU enrollment management, nearly all of SDSU’s majors and pre-majors were impacted as of last Tuesday. The CSU Web page states, “(the) campus has exhausted existing enrollment capacity in terms of the instructional resources and physical capacity … the campus must therefore restrict enrollment.” The impaction will “better manage enrollment and ensure
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Students, faculty and staff rallied together on the first day of class to protest the statewide budget cuts affecting San Diego State.
students get the classes they need to graduate,” Cook said. There are various points of view on the impaction of almost all majors. It will curb enrollment and better provide for the students who are accepted. Impaction of the majors means that the major does not have enough room for all students who wish to gain the degree, thus they weed out the students with lower GPAs and make the program more competitive. The underlying reason for all the cuts in admission and impaction is the CSU system received $564 million less than what it needs to properly provide for the continual growth of the student body. “California’s 2008-2009 budget provided $2.97 billion of state general funds to the CSU, which is approximately what it received in the previous year,” Cook said. Later in the year, the system is expected to endure millions more in cuts. Each year the CSU graduates 90,000 students into the workforce, providing jobs in engineering, nursing, education and information technology. By limiting the number of incoming freshmen, the system automatically undermines the number of students it can graduate. That translates to a less prepared, smaller California workforce. Because the university cannot afford to keep its student body, the academic quality is suffering. By erasing topics and discussion from the syllabus, the student automatically receives a less rich and diverse education. Again, this undermines the future graduates of the CSU system, and potentially leaves them under-prepared to serve and work within the economy. Average class sizes have grown
to meet demand. Specifically to SDSU, the General Course Catalogue has been modified. The administration has cut the number of available courses offered for this semester’s schedule, often leaving classes required for graduation scheduled to hold 200 or more students at disadvantageous times. The campus is trying to push students in and out of the system as fast as possible. By impacting the majors and limiting admission, it would seem as if the CSU system has lost its value for the education of its students. Chancellor Charles Reed said, “The quality of all students’ education will be degraded by the chronic combination of underfunding and over-enrollment.” Students should not be left out of college because of a lack of space. If someone does the work, they deserve to be educated. As bleak as the future looks for these students who didn’t get in, the future for those admitted is still riddled with uncertainty. We’re paying more for less and are being shoved out the door with a questionable diploma in hand. College should be making us smarter, but I’d question the intelligence of students who would settle for such a poorly funded system.
—Ashley Boyles is an English sophomore. —This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Daily Aztec. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous letters will not be printed —Include your full name, major and year in school.
Monday, September 21, 2009
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Brown’s career night not enough for Aztecs
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D AV I D P O P E A S S I S TA N T S P O R T S E D I T O R
On paper, the San Diego State football team should beat Idaho. Statistically, the SDSU running game should wear out the Vandal defense while the Aztecs’ passing offense exploits mismatches. Theoretically, SDSU’s 3-3-5 defense should be too much for Idaho to handle. But as the cliché goes, that’s why they play the games. On Saturday, at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho, the Aztecs (1-2) suffered a 34-20 defeat at the hands of the Vandals (21) and remain winless on the road since November of 2007. Things went wrong for SDSU right out of the gate. On the Aztecs’ first possession of the game, sophomore quarterback Ryan Lindley was picked off by Idaho linebacker Joseph Dickson who ran the ball back 74 yards for a touchdown. After SDSU was forced to punt on its ensuing possession, Vandal quarterback Nathan Enderle led his team on a methodical drive that ended with a 4-yard touchdown by running back Deonte’ Jackson. The Aztecs’ defense would give up 379 total yards in the game, including 232 yards in the air from Enderle and 93 on the ground from running back DeMaundray Woolridge.
SDSU failed to establish any running game as the Aztecs’ top two rushers, junior running backs Brandon Sullivan and Davon Brown, combined for just 53 yards. SDSU did however get yet another stellar performance from junior wide receiver Vincent Brown. Idaho defenders had no answer for Brown, who hauled in 143 of the Aztecs’ 241 receiving yards. It was a record night for Brown as his 13 catches are a career high and the most by an SDSU player since Dec. 3, 2005 at Hawaii. Brown’s touchdown in the fourth quarter gave him at least 100 yards and a touchdown in each of the Aztecs’ three games this year. Aside from Brown’s performance, SDSU’s passing game was not up to its normal standards. Lindley threw for 200 yards and a touchdown but went 21 of 35 with an interception. Lindley missed the last two possessions of the first half with an undisclosed injury before coming back for the remainder of the game. In his stead, senior quarterback Drew Westling completed four of his six passes for 41 yards and his first career touchdown to senior wide receiver Roberto Wallace. Things will not get any easier for the Aztecs next week as they will begin Mountain West Conference play on Saturday at Air Force before coming home for a game against New Mexico State.
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Road woes continue for SDSU against BYU B E AU B E A R D E N S E N I O R S TA F F W R I T E R
Last season, the San Diego State volleyball team found success on the road with upset victories against BYU and TCU. But the opponent’s home floor has not been as kind to SDSU so far this season. On Thursday night, the Aztecs fell short of pulling off an upset to s t a r t Mountain COUGARS 3 W e s t onference AZTECS 2 C play and dropped a 3-2 decision to the Cougars at Smith Fieldhouse. “We were in that match the whole time,” head coach Deitre Collins-Parker said. “We felt like we could have won that match. It’s encouraging for our development, for where we are, the way we were able to compete.” SDSU jumped out to a quick 83 lead in the opening set and controlled the momentum. The Aztecs couldn’t hold on though, as BYU came back to win 25-19. The momentum was still on the Cougar’s side in the beginning of the next set, but SDSU took control midway through to tie the game up at one apiece. After winning the second set with a kill, Andrea Hannasch proved to be a big factor in the
Aztecs gaining the upper hand. With the score tied up at 24 in the third set, the freshman middle blocker had a kill and service ace to give the SDSU a 2-1 lead.
“We were in that match the whole time. We felt like we could have won that match. It’s encouraging for our development ...” —Deitre Collins-Parker, head coach
“It was great,” Hannasch said. “Because I wanted to make sure I was working hard and really had something to contribute to the match.” The Aztecs came out with the momentum in the fourth set and had the opportunity to end the match. It looked like SDSU would do so, as it held the lead for nearly the entire match. But with it all tied up at 21, BYU scored four of
the final five points to force a game-deciding fifth set. The Cougars (6-6, 2-0 in MWC play) took an early lead in that set and never looked back. BYU senior right side hitter Kayla Walker would get the winning kill and finished the game with a career high 32 kills. “She just was a different type of player than we’ve seen,” CollinsParker said of Walker. “And although we felt like we prepared, we really didn’t know her until we saw her.” On Saturday afternoon, the Aztecs dropped a 3-0 (28-26, 2519, 25-15) decision to the preseason MWC favorite Utah. In the first set, SDSU battled down the stretch. But the Utes made some late adjustments and pulled out a 28-26 win. It was the same story in the next set, as both teams went back and forth. Utah’s talent was too much for the Aztecs though, as the Utes went on an 82 run to end the game and take a commanding 2-0 lead. SDSU (4-6, 0-2 in MWC play) found itself in a deep hole in the third set and was never able to overcome it. With the victory, Utah improved to 8-5 overall and 2-0 in league play. “It was definitely a disappointment,” Hannasch said of the loss. “But it was somewhat of an eyeopener for the team and gave us a lot to work on for future games.”
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Sophomore setter Lauren Van Orden had season-highs in kills with six as well as digs with 11 in the Aztecs’ 3-2 loss to Brigham Young on Saturday in Provo, Utah.
Strong offensive night gives Aztecs edge against COC P HILLIP GI O R I CONTRIBUTOR
Though the San Diego State hockey team lacked consistent energy, the team made up for it with its offense. SDSU kicked off its season with a win Friday against the College of the Canyons by a score of 7-5. The Aztecs looked to have the game locked up early in the SDSU 7 second period they COC 5 when scored three goals in the first three minutes to take a 5-1 lead. But as the period progressed momentum started to shift toward COC. A goalie change by the Cougars midway through the second period preceded a power play goal and a shorthanded goal by the
Cougars within two minutes. SDSU had a golden opportunity to take a three-goal lead going into the third period with a five-on-three power play, but instead, COC’s Tyler Gilmore scored his second shorthanded goal of the game to cut the lead to one point. “He’s a great hockey player,” Aztecs head coach Benjamin Jack said of Gilmore. “He’s fast and made plays when it mattered.” “I was able to capitalize on a few mistakes,” Gilmore said. “I do whatever it takes for the team.” Although the SDSU coaches weren’t particularly pleased with their work on the power play, the Aztecs capitalized five times with a one-man advantage. “We need to work on our special teams,” assistant coach David Hough said. “You wouldn’t believe we’ve been running the same power
play breakout for four years.” Despite the lapse in play, SDSU came out strong once again in the third period, scoring two goals in the first eight minutes before hanging on in the second half of the period to win.
“ It feels great. The crowds were great, it just feels great to get out there.” —Kevin Wu, senior forward The Aztecs’ clutch offense in the third came from an unexpected
source, senior forward Kevin Wu. Wu spent the first two periods on the bench before getting a chance to spark the team in the third. Taking full advantage of his first shift, Wu scored and gave SDSU the game’s winning goal and a reassuring two-goal lead. “It feels great,” Wu said. “The crowds were great, it just feels good to get out there.” Although the game got testy at times, both teams were good sports at the end, and COC’s head coach John Taferner was content even in defeat. “This was a great test for the guys to give them a taste of what it is like to play with the big boys,” Taferner said. “We have a lot of young players and they played hard tonight.” Although the Aztecs gave up five goals, Hough still raved about goal-
tender Carlos Melendez. “He stepped up big,” Hough said. “That’s something that’s been missing the last few years.” Melendez stopped three clean Cougar breakaways including a penalty shot with one second left in the first period. It was Gilmore who was denied in the penalty shot, which followed another failed breakaway attempt earlier in the period. “A win is a win,” Jack said after the game. “But there are a lot of things we need to work on for next week. UNLV is coached well and they just keep coming at you. They never let up.” SDSU improves to 1-0 with the win while the Cougars drop to 01. The Aztecs will face UNLV in their next game on Friday at the Kroc Center.
BYU and Utah lose while TCU and CSU stay undefeated D AV I D P O P E A S S I S TA N T S P O R T S E D I T O R
While San Diego State lost 34-20 at Idaho, it was a rough day overall for the Mountain West Conference.
Colorado 24, Wyoming 0 The Cowboys, coming off a 41-10 loss to Texas, played three quarterbacks who combined for 15 of 36 passing while the running game generated just 76 yards as the Buffaloes shut out Wyoming in Boulder, Colo.
Oregon 31, No. 18 Utah 24 The nation’s longest winning streak was snapped at 16 games at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday. The Ducks 217 rushing yards proved too much for the Utes to handle as Utah lost for the first time in more than a year.
Colorado State 35, Nevada 20 One of two undefeated MWC teams, Colorado State improved to 3-0 on the year with a decisive vic-
tory at home against the Wolf Pack. The Rams defense shut out Nevada in the first half while Colorado State quarterback Grant Stucker threw for two touchdowns.
Florida State 54, No. 9 Brigham Young 28 In the MWC’s biggest upset of the day, BYU was trounced at home by the Seminoles. Cougar quarterback Max Hall was picked off three times but had two touchdowns and 306 yards in the loss. FSU had 313 total rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.
No. 15 TCU 56, Texas St. 21 Horned Frogs quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 222 yards and a touchdown while running back Joseph Turner gained 129 yards and three touchdowns. With losses by Utah and BYU, TCU is now poised to win the MWC title and has the best shot to get into the Bowl Champion Series.
Air Force 37, New Mexico 13 The Falcons rebounded from a loss at Minnesota last week with
298 rushing yards against the Lobos on Saturday. The Falcons defense picked off Lobo passers three times and held New Mexico to 102 passing yards.
UNLV 34, Hawaii 33 Rebels quarterback Omar Clayton hit receiver Phillip Payne for a 15yard touchdown with 36 seconds remaining to give UNLV their second win of the year. Clayton passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns as the Rebels edged out the Warriors.
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HUMOR: I’M A GIRL, YOU KNOW
We’re not dating, ever
don’t date. Some people find this weird; what broke college girl wouldn’t want to go out for dinner and drinks without having to shell out a dime? No, thank you. I’d rather pay my own way. I’ve been on my fair share of dates and they have always turned out one of two ways: A) me wishing I hadn’t gotten out of my sweats to converse with a guy whose mother clearly should have purchased Hooked On Phonics back in the first grade or B) waking up in the morning with a pounding headache and scrambling out of some random house, cursing at myself “Good lord Ryan! You should really cut back on the drinking.” By sharing some of my unfortunate past predicaments I’m hoping that you can learn from our mistakes on what kind of guys to avoid before you wind up in a dating doozy.
The hot/funny coworker I worked with a guy earlier in the year who always tried to pull the dating card on me, and although he had an incredible body and a sexy smile, I always said no. Why, you ask? Oh, that’s right, because you NEVER date a guy you work with. I’ve had friends who’ve made this mistake before. They go on a date, everything is going perfect, laughing and talking, bada-bing-bada-boom and then it gets weird. Sure, you could run out of his house in the morning and pretend it never happened, but guess what? There he is when
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you get to work that night and all you can help but notice is that giant pink elephant following you wherever you go.
The sexy guy who checks himself out more than you He had you from hello, at the dark brown hair, piercing blue eyes and chiseled features. Yeah, it is incredibly easy to fall victim to one of these and I don’t blame you because I’ve done it myself on several occasions. Here’s the problem: While it seems so dreamy at first, sooner than later you start to realize that if it weren’t for his Tyler Durden good looks and killer smile, you’re likely to have a more intelligent conversation with a telephone pole. Long-term datable material? Sorry honey, he’s prone to having more interest in your compact mirror than you.
The all-around great guy who is dating you plus two One of my best friends is a prime example of this type of guy and although I love him more than anything, he’s not the type of guy I’d tell my friends to date. Ironically though, my kleptomaniac friend Frank-the-Tank did. The keyword here: Did. He’ll make you feel like you’re his girlfriend by taking you on helicopter rides and flying you
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and your girlfriends out to Las Vegas for the weekend. He’s extremely successful, good-looking and a total sweetheart. And just when you think there has to be a catch, there is. You probably wouldn’t have thought that just before he picked you up he had dropped off some black-haired, fake-boobed bimbo, did you? In this situation, there is one of two ways to go: A) keep this one just as a close friend or B) jump on the bandwagon and buy stock in Trojan.
The tool bag disguised as the life of the party Sadly, my girlfriends and I have all had an attraction to this type of guy before. Why I have is beyond me considering that they all exude the persona of David Hasselhoff, believing them to be way more awesome than they actually are. But here’s when the party takes a turn for the douche. Suddenly, his once-mysterious sex appeal turns into the aura of a pre-pubescent teenage boy who stole a handle of Captain Morgan out of his dad’s liquor cabinet. Don’t worry, if I haven’t convinced you of his toolbaggishness yet, just log onto www.thedirty.com and take a look. —Ryan Eisenacher is a journalism senior.
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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (09/21/09) Your ability to concentrate is greatly enhanced this year.There's something you've always wanted to master, and now's the time to do it. Start by making a list. ARIES (March 21 - April 19) - Today is a 6 Make hay while the sun shines.You can pay off a few bills and get onto firmer ground. Draw on your energy reserves. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) - Today is a 9 - You're strong now, so go ahead and start something you've been planning.You have support from loved ones. GEMINI (May 21 - June 21) - Today is a 6 At work you sometimes feel like you're stuck and can't make desired changes. Just keep doing the job; it gets easier. CANCER (June 22 - July 22) - Today is an 8 - You can rest easy knowing you're loved. Make sure others know you love them, too. Plan a luxurious evening at home. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) - Today is a 5 There's something a roommate wants you to do. He or she has been dropping hints. You'd better figure it out soon. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - Today is an 8 You're unaware of how efficient you seem
to those around you. Accept the applause that you've earned. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - Today is a 9 Balance goes out the window. Desire walks in through the door. Grab each opportunity and make it your own. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - Today is an 8 - You really want to party! You buy the food and decorations, and someone else supplies the romance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) - Today is a 9 - Keep your romance behind closed doors. Other people don't need to know the details, do they? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) - Today is a 7 - You're moving out of your element now. But you're in familiar territory, so grab your partner and dance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - Today is a 6 - Nurture your own emotions now.Tell others what you want and need, but be prepared to accept what they give you. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20) - Today is a 7 Magnetic attraction draws you to an intriguing person. Enjoy hanging out with powerful people. © 2009,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.
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ACROSS 1 Skills-sharpening piano piece 6 El __,Texas 10 SoCal cop force 14 Bolshevik leader 15 “Baseball Tonight” station 16 Prefix meaning “same” 17 Elementary 18 Bit of sports info 19 To-do 20 Pose a question 21 Capable of doing a job 24 “To whom __ concern” 26 Tarzan actor Ron 27 Improvises lines 29 Solidify 31 La __, Bolivia 34 Group fight 35 Subtle emanation 36 Yard event 37 Next in line to advance at work 40 Astound 41 Corp. leaders 42 Acted boldly 43 Subj. for some immigrants 44 Berlin “Mister” 45 Mother with a Nobel prize 46 More than damp 47 With __ breath: tensely anticipatory 48 Jackie Gleason catchphrase 53 Sorrow 56 Sweet-talk 57 Dabbling duck 58 Puts behind bars 60 Roof overhang 61 Northern Nevada town 62 Pop music’s Hall & __
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Solution available online at www.TheDailyAztec.com 63 Lose, as skin 64 Eject, geyser-style 65 Internet giant with an exclamation point in its name DOWN 1 Napoleon’s exile isle 2 Oolong and pekoe 3 Not practiced 4 502, to Nero 5 Burden 6 Annoying, like a kid brother 7 Concerning 8 Minor quarrel 9 Like an escapee 10 Southpaw’s nickname
11 Greenish-blue 12 Kitty or kisser 13 Floppy with data 22 Daddies 23 Building wing 25 Attach with rope 27 Cause to chuckle 28 U.S. Cabinet divisions 29 Foreman in court, e.g. 30 Bow-toting god 31 Assigned as the partner of, as in dance class 32 Medicinal plants 33 “The Prisoner of __”: 1937 Fairbanks film 35 Imitator 36 Unwavering look 38 Plastic overlays for artwork
39 Poem used in Beethoven’s “Choral Symphony” 44 Fell with an axe 45 Playground game 46 Applied Simoniz to 47 Underneath 48 Unreturnable serves 49 Ark builder 50 Pianist Brubeck 51 Shrill bark 52 Open one’s eyes 54 Butterlike spread 55 Exxon
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