Surfing team hits the slopes
San Diego State’s top surfers were invited to surf the La Jolla Shores and ski Bear Mountain in a single day. |
SDSU’s surfing team clinches big sponsor at statewide event Tara Millspaugh staff writer Most athletes only dream about surfing and snowboarding in the same day. But last Sunday, San Diego State’s surfing team had this dream come true. The team’s top eight surfers were invited to participate in the Red Bull Switchboard event this year. “They (Red Bull) provide us foundation and infrastructure, they give us opportunities to do things that we would never be able to do without them,” Dime said. The annual Red Bull Switchboard welcomes athletes from all across
Southern California to come together to surf in the morning and snowboard in the afternoon. The athletes who partake in the event are from all age groups and range in skill levels. The event allows a diverse group of athletes to share their passion for these action sports among each other.
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but overcast La Jolla Shores at 7 a.m. Surfers braved the cold and fought the storm, all while keeping their energy up. Then, the surfers switched boards and headed up to Bear Mountain to ride the slopes. The SDSU surf team’s continuous achievements have garnered sup-
“They (Red Bull) provide us foundation and infrasturcture, they give us opportunities to do things that we would never be able to do without them.” Chad Dime, president of SDSU’s surfing team For the SDSU Surfing team, the morning started out at the beautiful
port from Red Bull. Not only does the team have the opportunity to experi-
ence the brand’s benefits, but they also get to meet professional Red Bull athletes. The surf team had the chance to snowboard with professional big wave surfer Ian Walsh while in Big Bear. Chad Dime, communications senior and surfing team president, has competitively surfed since age 13 and snowboarded since age 7. Dime has respect for Walsh as an athlete and was eager to find out what motivates him every day to be at his best. The opportunity to meet and enjoy the slopes with a professional athlete is not a common occurrence for college students. This proves the team’s hard work is being recognized and paying off. The surfing team is the only team at SDSU currently supported by Red Bull. Doug Van Mierlo, marketing junior and the team’s co-captain, was most excited for the chance to snowboard. He had not boarded since middle school and all the gear he had for the day was borrowed. Even though he confessed to not being the strongest snowboarder, he brought a helmet and was not afraid to shred the slopes. Mierlo will be the team’s captain next year, and his goals are to maintain the working relationship with Red Bull and the momentum of a successful team. Dime has full trust in Mierlo and sees his motivation in all aspects of Mierlo’s life. “I hate losing more than I like winning,” Mierlo said. While most SDSU students were winding down their spring breaks on a lazy Sunday afternoon, the surfing team completed the high energy switchboard event around 10 p.m.
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Study reveals gender stereotypes Students used to evaluate society’s treatment of women Elisse Miller staff writer Two international San Diego State students recently conducted an independent research study on campus analyzing the unequal treatment of women. The study was conducted by Dimitri Diakov, who is seeking a master’s degree in mass communication and media studies with an emphasis in public relations, and Aurelie Saiz, who is seeking a master’s degree in
business with a focus on PR and marketing communications. Their poll presented both good and bad news. More than 90 percent of those surveyed felt the image of women has evolved positively worldwide. “A lot of our respondents, and some of the people I talked to, saw this stereotypical ‘woman in the kitchen’ not as the prevailing position for a woman and that’s why they responded positively,” Diakov said . However, 50 percent of respondents said they have either witnessed or experienced gender discrimination. “The problem is that women may be aware of the condition, but they do not act because a lot of them think it is normal just because it has been like this for a long time,” Saiz said.
Rebudgeting Rebudgeting hearings for Associated Students’ Finance Board began two weeks ago and will continue into the next few weeks. According to Finance chair and future A.S. President Rob O’Keefe, this will be one of the organization’s most trying years as it allocates the school’s limited resources.
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CSU Finances Enrollment will be reduced 3 percent for the California State University system, which translates to 20,000-25,000 students being denied entry to a CSU next fall. If Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative does not
One unique quality of this study is the international perspective these two students bring to the table. In Russia, for example, there’s no women in upper parliament. In that respect, (the United States) is moving along,” Diakov said. “In France, maybe because it is much smaller, we have a lot of women in our government; more and more who are involved in politics, so they talk about it,” Saiz said. “The message is more broadcasted and people are more aware and act in a way that is to change society’s condition.” “The south of Mexico still believe in machos and that women are only there to please and satisfy men and their children’s needs. But in the North, many now believe that mom and dad carry out both roles. Compared to the
pass this fall, another $200 million will be cut from the CSU system, and enrollment will suffer even further. Without that $200 million, all applicants could be wait-listed for 15 of the 23 CSUs. In addition, schools are considering enacting unit caps, ranging from 13-17 units per semester. Student loan rates may increase from 3 percent to 6 percent. However, this would not affect loans already taken out. Restructuring The Restructuring Committee decided on Friday that Honor’s Council will not have its own seat within the new A.S. structure. HC sought to keep its current seat to be
U.S., Mexico still had a long way in viewing women as equal to men, but it is on its way,” Mariel Hernandez, member of SDSU’s Women’s Outreach Association said. Their research shows gender stereotypes have been changed for the better, but that it might not be enough. “I feel like there’s definitely a long way to go before we can say, ‘Oh well, it’s getting better to the point where we don’t see violence against women, we don’t see sexual treatment or sexual innuendos; that’s going to have to change with culture,” Diakov said. “When that type of mentality (women staying in the kitchen) starts to drift away, that’s when we’ll see real change and sexual discrimination go away.”
placed on University Council, but was denied because it is not a college council. The honor’s program, which is separate from HC, is trying to become a college council, but the transformation is not guaranteed. If it does become a college council, it will likely be granted a seat on the UC. For the upcoming school year, HC will keep its current seat on A.S., as no restructuring changes are final until next spring. Similar situations have occurred with the Interfraternity Council, Residence Hall Association and other seats that have been eliminated.
–Compiled by Staff Writer Amy Williams
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OneFitJam! shakes up humdrum routine Workout regimen takes the drag out of everyday fitness Edward Henderson senior staff writer Dance and drill workouts such as CrossFit, P90X and Zumba have undoubtedly become some of the hottest trends in contemporary fitness. Images of rippling abs, gallons of sweat and the tortured faces of exhausted participants are mainstays on latenight television screens. These images are also primary sources of intimidation for those hoping to start regular workout routines. San Diego State transfer student Mark Jones has developed a solution to inject fun and exciting atmosphere into the mission to get in shape with his workout / dance session OneFitJam! His weekly health and fitness program fuses aspects of these contemporary workouts with live performances by local artists and disc jockeys to create a concert environment that takes the minds of its participants off the workout and into the music. Jones, a Statesboro, Ga. native, first developed a passion for fitness from his father at a young age. “Everything he did, I wanted to do,” Jones said. “He would run, go to the gym and play basketball with us, and I really started to like it.” That passion continued to develop when Jones joined the Marine Corps. A transfer from the Marines sent Jones to San Diego, where the idea for OneFitJam! originated. “The idea came to me while I was praying,” Jones said. “Why not put live artists, fitness instructors and a DJ on stage and make a workout like a concert.” The next day, Jones pitched his idea to officials from local gospel record company M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records. Intrigued by the concept, the label put Jones on stages around San Diego, opening for its artists and energizing crowds at events. As the events continued to grow larger, however, Jones realized that he had one major flaw — he couldn’t dance. “I never liked group fitness classes because they would expose me to
SDSU student Mark Jones has developed a workout routine for all by incorporating active dance moves and versatile jams from a live disc jockey. | EDWARD HENDERSON, SENIOR STAFF WRITER
that phobia,” Jones said. “In the beginning of OneFitJam!, I didn’t have any choreography and I only used pure fitness moves.” To overcome his fear, Jones turned to friends for help. They helped choreograph moves for his sessions and improve his dance skills. Jones and his team host free OneFitJam! sessions at 10 a.m. every Saturday at Embassy Church International in Lemon Grove. OneFitJam! sessions are full of energy. Participants of all ages and backgrounds show up to experience this unique way of getting in shape. Classes begin with a stretch to music from one of the live performers. SDSU student and OneFitJam!’s house DJ Raysean Liddell, a.k.a “DJ Gamma
Ray,” takes over on the turn tables to warm the crowd up as Jones begins his routine. Liddell includes many music genres, giving everyone something they can appreciate. Depending on the live acts booked for the session, a second performance usually takes place during the workout to motivate and entertain participants. The event ends with a cool-down stretch and a final live performance to smooth things out. At the latest event, local singer and guitarist Kylle Thomasson performed for the opening and cooldown stretches. “It’s fun to witness people work out to my music,” Thomasson said. “I’ve never done anything like this before.” Jones blends aspects from dance aerobics, kickboxing and plyometrics to create a challenging but easy-topick-up routine, even for those who aren’t the best dancers. “The one thing I notice about people who can’t dance is that they don’t move their hips,” Jones said. “Our workouts use less hip movement and more exercises that won’t make you feel you are behind everybody.”
“The abdominal workout is a killer and it’s cool because there’s a live DJ here and he does the workouts with us. It brings a lot of energy ...” Niki Novack, SDSU senior and former track runner For more seasoned participants, OneFitJam! will push as hard as they can go. “Since I ran track, I go into a lot of workouts thinking ‘what is this going to do for me?’” SDSU senior and former track runner Niki Novack said. “The abdominal workout is a killer and it’s cool because there’s a live DJ here and he does the workouts with us. It brings a lot of energy and you’re not thinking about what you’re doing, just enjoying the atmosphere.” In the future, Jones hopes to create a OneFitJam! DVD, open a studio
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and develop an online gym where users can put together their own workout session based on the performances they want to hear. On April 7, Jones will take OneFitJam! to Hollywood where he will be warming up thousands of runners at the annual Hollywood Half Marathon. Overall, Jones’ main focus is to promote healthy lifestyles for as many people as he can. “I think health is best achieved through unity and people working together to overcome their issues,” Jones said.
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Isabella Place staff writer Those who aren’t one of the lucky 12,000 people holding a ticket to this month’s must-see event on campus should be pleased to know a live broadcast of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s speech will be streamed live through sdsu.edu at 9:30 a.m. on April 19. His Holiness will share views about ethics, practicing forgiveness and acceptance and coping with the challenges presented in today’s world. After listening to the speech, the fortunate few thousand who also hold a ticket to the next-in-line completely sold-out must-see event in April can drive their heathen selves to the first-ever second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Hopefully they can have fun while remembering to practice what was preached.
Courtney Rogin staff writer A little haven of a local music night will be closing out the month. Little Hurricane has been gaining national attention after this year’s South by Southwest Festival and a mini-feature in Rolling Stone. The dirtyindie-blues duo from San Diego’s own North Park neighborhood released its debut album “Homewrecker” last spring. The duo consists of Anthony Catalano and Celeste Spina. Little Hurricane plays Saturday, April 28, at the Casbah. River City, DJ Gonzo and Maxim Ludwig & The Sante Fe Seven all open for what promises to be a ruckus of a good night for local music. The show is 21 and older. Tickets are $14.
Andrew Younger senior staff writer After four years and one failed film adaptation courtesy of M. Night Shyamalan, the highly anticipated continuation of Nickelodeon’s animated series par excellence “Avatar: The Last Airbender” premieres Saturday, April 14. Set 70 years after the previous show’s series finale, “The Legend of Korra” follows new Avatar Korra as she attempts to continue her training in a newly industrialized world divorced from any of the spiritualism that underpinned the previous series. Benders, those with the ability to conjure natural elements, are simultaneously put on display for
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (4/4/12) It's all lining up to really move forward. Plot your course for the coming year to connect with the people and places that enchant you the most. Educational and even profitable adventures carry you away. Keep saving money, as you clear clutter. Freedom and spiritual lightness arise. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
sport or viewed as symbols of government oppression. These complex ideas emphasize more mature storytelling that gives fans of the original series, now four years older, something more thought-provoking amidst all the beautifully animated action sequences.
Samantha Hirsch staff writer With a month that began particularly made for comedians, what better way to end April than to see a live comedy show? On April 22, Craig Ferguson, host of the Late Late Show will be performing at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Ferguson’s style of comedy is entertaining and original, yet playful and almost childlike. Ferguson began his run on the Late Late Show in 2005, and since then has solidified himself as one of the kings of late night, setting alltime viewer records. Other than hosting a successful late-night comedy show, Ferguson has performed in front of large crowds throughout the United States, even performing to a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall in October of 2010. For a night of laughs and a wee bit of Scottish fun, don’t miss Ferguson performing at Humphreys by the Bay at 8 p.m. on April 22. For more information, visit humphreysconcerts.com.
David Dixon staff writer One of the most controversial documentaries in recent years is finally going to be released in San Diego. “Bully” is a film addressing an impor-
tant problem many American students encounter: bullying, and the disturbing effects it has on victims. The reason this movie has received so much attention is because of its rating. Many supporters of the film, including Harvey Weinstein from the Weinstein Company as well as a determined Michigan student named Katy Butler, attempted to get the Motion Picture Association of America to change the rating from R to PG-13. Because it refused, “Bully” will be distributed without a rating, which may hurt its chances of being a box office hit. In spite of this, students will hopefully get the chance to view this potentially life-changing cinematic experience when it comes out April 13. Information about “Bully” can be found at thebullyproject.com.
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time. Love's the word. VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - Today is an 8 Part with some of your treasure for the benefit of all. Launch new endeavors and sign contracts after. Words flow easily, so catch them with writing projects. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - Today is a 7 What you learn benefits many. Try out a new idea. Use the materials that you find in your own closets and garage. Summarize everything with a romantic description. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - Today is an 8 - Visit friends, send emails and get the word out. It's been so sluggish, but that's shifting. Go for an income increase. You can find the resources now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) - Today is a 6 - Taking a break in nature reinvigorates. Pay attention to new career opportunities that fill you with joy. Imagine the future, fulfilled. Now take another step. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) - Today is a 7 - Work gets more fun for a little while. You're expanding and growing faster than you think. Reaffirm a commitment, and stay in action. Share laughter. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - Today is a 6 - Take advantage of a new business proposition. You may have to take the lead to resolve a conflict. Don't dismiss your friends' ideas. Replenish your coffers. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20) - Today is a 7 Find strength in numbers, especially with those who support and believe in you. Return the favor. Flexibility is key. Take some time off outdoors. ©2012, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.
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Difficulty Level: 3 out of 4 Florence + the Machine joins the ranks of famous and influential artists to have taken the stage on “MTV’s Unplugged.” The set will reportedly feature several songs from the band’s latest album, “Ceremonials,” as well a few previous hits and a cover of Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness.” One of the few remaining musically oriented shows on MTV, “Unplugged” features acoustic sets by breakout artists. Last year saw artists such as Young the Giant, 30 Seconds to Mars and Lykke Li play stripped-down versions of their hits on the hour-long show. Florence + the Machine’s session is set to air at 8 p.m. on Sunday. The recorded album is expected to be in record stores next Tuesday.
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ARIES (March 21 - April 19) - Today is a 7 Discover a money machine. There's good news from afar, and a hefty assignment's got you in the thick of the action. Mercury is direct, with communications moving forward. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) - Today is a 7 Mercury's retrograde (since Jan. 23) comes to an end today, with an easing of travel conditions. Still, business chugs along, and the money's coming in. Keep stoking the fire. GEMINI (May 21 - June 21) - Today is an 8 There may be less talk and more action. Your power is in your networks. Meet face to face, or get together with friends at home. That's where your heart is, anyway. CANCER (June 22 - July 22) - Today is an 8 - For the next four weeks, you'll have sweet dreams. Write them down, and if so inspired, take action to realize the one that calls to you most clearly. Your team's hot. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) - Today is an 8 Communication and travel energy are prominent. There's more business coming in, too! Stay active, and make up for lost
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