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Domestic violence victims break the silence april testerman contributor
San Diego State hosted an event Saturday to spread awareness of domestic violence in the community. More than 50 students and community members attended the Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence Leadership Summit conference, started by SDSU alumna Kristen Paruginog after she filed a permanent restraining order on her exboyfriend. The organization reaches out to younger generations through social media, including Facebook, to encourage victims and their friends to speak out and get help, Paruginog said. “I created a Facebook page … and shared my story publicly for the first time. Little did I know that millions of people worldwide would do the same,” Paruginog said. “We are creating a movement where people are ‘breaking the silence’ and not being silent about being in an abusive relationship.” The Facebook page has supporters in 50 countries around the world and receives about 90,000 views every week. Guests attended the event for several reasons: Some were there to represent those who has succumbed to domestic violence, others were victims themselves and some supported friends. Maria Solis, 17, shared her story with other high school students to empower victims and let them know they aren’t alone. “The first year of our relationship wasn’t bad; the second year is when things went
SDSU students introduce Break the Silence. The seminar aims to empower victims of domestic violence. jenna mackey, staff photographer
bad,” Solis said. “I contacted Kristen and told her what was going on. After that night I stopped talking to him.” Throughout the process, Solis said she has made friends through the organization and uses those connections to heal from her past relationship. Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence treasurer Alfredo Villalba met Paruginog a year ago at the Hope in the Park event that was put on by the San Diego
Domestic Violence Council. “The mission is to (provide) resources for those who have been involved in domestic violence,” Villalba said. Villalba, who works with San Diego County’s Behavioral and Health Services, provides Paruginog with several speaker opportunities through his connections. The event had lectures that focused on healthy relationships and how to get help for those in an abusive relationship.
Many of the speakers had been through violent relationships and now use their stories to encourage others that may be in similar situations. Paruginog said she will continue to travel the country to get the word out in hopes of “inspiring people to ‘break the silence.’” Several resources can be found online and through Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence’s Facebook page at facebook.com/breakthesilence1.
A.S. appoints committee to choose representatives adam burkhart staff writer
Nominations to San Diego State’s Associated Student’s Judicial Affairs Council Appointment and Review
Committee finished with the University Council electing three of its members to the committee Sept. 11. The three council members elected are College of Business Administration Representative Jordan Harrison, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts
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to follow along the goals that we have and expectations we have for A.S.,” Martin said. Ani said his experience in A.S. leadership and executive roles in the Student African American Brotherhood at SDSU prepared him for the position. “I believe that I am capable of taking on this position because first off, I hold a leadership position on A.S. and I’ve previously held (positions) within San Diego State University and on other organizations’ (executive) boards, so I know the leadership potential that students could bring to help better the wellness of this university,” he said. Harrison, Martin and Ani will sit on the committee alongside three members elected from the Campus Life Council Sept. 4: Gabrielle Gray, Grace Diaz and Corey Polant. The Appointment and Review Committee is responsible for announcing, interviewing and appointing student representatives to councils, boards, committees and commissions. A.S. currently has three open positions to fill: student-at-large representative on the Board of Directors, Sustainability/Green Love Commission representative and Elections Committee chair. Applications will be accepted Sept. 16 through Sept. 27, and interviews will be conducted Oct. 2 through Oct. 7.
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SDSU experts react to increase in opiate use
A picture of confiscated heroin. A report indicates the use of heroin, morphine and other types of opiates are increasing in the county. Courtesy of MCT Campus
april testerman contributor
According to a recent report by San Diego Association of Governments Criminal Justice Research Division, opioid usage is on the rise in San Diego, where this type of illicit drug use is not typical. Opiates can include heroin, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone and codeine. The report studied recently booked inmates in San Diego County jails from 2002 to 2012. The research found that the percentage of men sent to jail, who tested positive for opiates rose from 5 to 10 percent. For women the percentage rose from 6 to 12. In a separate report published in 2012 by The Pain Physician Journal, the number of people admitted to emergency rooms for opioid overdoses has increased nationwide as well. Many factors could be contributing to the increase, such as the declining economy, changes in attitudes toward drugs at younger ages or the increase in doctors prescribing these substances, the report said. The study issued by SANDAG also showed that 46 percent of those in the 18to-24 age range reported prescription opiate abuse, showing they are “significantly more likely” to report abuse than those between
“Once a patient’s prescription runs out, he or she may continue to seek the same high ...” -Paul Gilbert ages 25 to 39, where only 32 percent reported opiate abuse. San Diego State has also seen an increase in opiate abuse among students throughout the last 10 years, Alcohol and Other Drug Initiatives Coordinator Jim Lange said. Though no formal surveying, data collection has been conducted AOD, which is a part of SDSU’s Student Health Services, has sent out random email surveys to conclude student usage of opiates is on the rise. SDSU Drugs and Behavior Associate psychology professor Paul Gilbert said prescription drugs can often lead to addiction. “We have also seen an increase in the prescription of these opiates in the last 10
years,” Gilbert said. “People often start taking these drugs beyond ‘as prescribed.’ They give you a sort of high, and maybe if someone is depressed they may start wanting to get that high more and more.” Gilbert said this could lead to both a psychological and physical addiction to prescription opioids. He added that once a patient’s prescription runs out, he or she may continue to seek the same high and turn to the use of illicit drugs such as heroin.
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Lange said AOD Initiatives tries to bring the San Diego community together to make students aware of the dangers associated with drug use. Gilbert and Lange share a main concern of students taking opiates recreationally and mixing them with other legal drugs such as alcohol. “We are trying to help students understand that mixing opioids with alcohol, even once, can cause death,” Lange said. “Students have this misconception that they or their friends can ‘sleep it off,’
but that isn’t true.” Another main component of AOD Initiative is to help students recognize when a friend may have mixed the two. When this happens, counteractive medications must be administered by a medical professional to offset the effects and potentially save the person’s life. Students are encouraged to contact the AOD office at 619-594-4133 with any questions or concerns.
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Historian graces SDSU classrooms olivia litsey
requires “an awful lot of science classes” and landed in San Diego—a place more favorable than any Temple of Doom. Because of the difficult job market San Diego State’s official website claims for historians in recent years, SDSU is to provide its thousands of students with Frieberg’s fifth employer in her five years access to an education defined by direct teaching. contact with teachers and preparation “I think I was among for a future on the luckiest people an international on the market this level. As one of the year,” Frieberg said newest additions in reference to her to SDSU faculty, When I was 6-yearsnew position at assistant professor old I decided to be an SDSU. Annika Frieberg at archeologist, ‘cause Frieberg has the Department of I thought, you know, published multiple History is sure to I would be a female articles concerning help the institution the topic of conflict achieve just that. Indiana Jones.” resolution in “When I was - Annika Frieberg European media 6-years-old I in the mid-20th decided to be an century. These archeologist, ‘cause pieces led to her I thought, you know, current research I would be a female about the reconciliation of relationships Indiana Jones,” Frieberg said. shared by European countries after World Originally from Sweden, Frieberg came War II and the action required to instill to the United States for the first time as a prolonged state of peace between the an exchange student in 1992 when she societies. Specifically, she is emphasizing attended a high school in Ohio. She loved Polish-German relations in an effort the American educational environment to work toward publishing her own so much, when it came to furthering her book. Once she completes this book, education she decided to apply to colleges she is excited to begin another project in the U.S. that examines the effects of conflict on a Frieberg returned to Ohio in the smaller scale. summer of 1995 where she attended “War wasn’t overseas, war was in their Denison University as an undergraduate societies, which means that soldiers weren’t student. Later she completed her the only ones that were dealing with graduate degree at the University of trauma from conflict, but (also) women North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she and children,” Frieberg said. Her interest graduated in 2008. Now in her fifth year lies in how families coped with living in as a college professor, she has left the idea the aftermath of war, which she feels is a of archeology behind after realizing it staff writer
SDSU History professor Annika frieberg jordan owen, senior staff writer
subject that has not yet been developed as much as other areas in the field of history. She will mostly be looking into personal relationships and economic problems within the family. Given Frieberg’s background as a student in both Europe and the U.S., she presents unique angles in her classes, The Age of Dictators and Contemporary Europe and Modern Europe. SDSU students may not have encountered such perspectives previously. “I go in and I try to pay attention to the group that I am working with, what are their particular needs, how we need to optimize the learning environment that they’re in,” she said. Professor Edward Beasley has taught in the Department of History at SDSU
for nearly 20 years and is the chair of the committee that hired Frieberg. “I’ve really noticed how after class, she sits with students on benches and has long discussions. She really seems to be connecting with students very well, very quickly,” he said. It seems SDSU has been graced with the presence of a teacher who is very passionate about her job. Her longtime love for history even goes down to the sensory details, such as her affinity for the smell of old stone buildings that she experienced during museum visits as a child. Because of the great opportunity it gives her to simultaneously teach and pursue a research agenda, Frieberg hopes to remain at SDSU, allowing students plenty of time to take advantage of her wealth of knowledge.
Human rights instilled in students chelsea baer staff writer
“I’m very happy here, I think the sunshine must be contributing to it,” San Diego State political science professor Cheryl O’Brien said with a smile. This semester, O’Brien is teaching two section of International Security and Conflict Resolution 301 “Conflict and Conflict Resolution,” that she has never taught before. She feels a lot of freedom while developing the course around human rights theorization. Drawing from her work with refugees in Africa and conflict resolutions in Latin America, O’Brien hopes to instill in students the “importance to connect theory with practice.” O’Brien grew up in Pennsylvania, where she attended Delone Catholic High School where her roots in social justice began to grow. Life was far from easy for O’Brien, who came from what she classified as a “working poor” family. She and her mother were constantly working multiple jobs in order to keep food on the table. She even recalled a time when her
out the maximum amount of loans, family had to live in a converted garage. working multiple jobs and applying for Although O’Brien lost her father early any scholarship she qualified for. Even on in life, she fulfilled his wish for her with so much on her plate, O’Brien still to get a solid education and carry on his managed to find time to give back to her Catholic values. While she always wanted community and volunteer. to go to college, the cost discouraged her. “I ran on three hours It wasn’t until her of sleep, and Mt. brother drove home Dew,” O’Brien said. in the middle of the These night to convince experiences helped her to apply to her O’Brien develop a dream college, “Debt can be deep compassion University of Notre intimidating, but I and empathy Dame, that she looked at education for students even considered as my investment.” facing similar the possibility of a - Cheryl O’Brien circumstances. As college education. a professor, she She knew tuition finds ways to try to would be expensive help her students. and it would “I have a lot of probably be hard empathy for students to make ends meet; who can’t buy textbooks. I try to put however, she was determined and found them on reserve at the library,” O’Brien ways to make it happen. said. “Debt can be intimidating, but I looked Although she and her husband at education as my investment,” O’Brien are still paying off their student loans, it said. has helped her build credit, a silver lining She exhausted every resource that that students may fail to notice. was available to her. That meant taking
O’Brien has two major points of advice for her students, first that they study abroad at least one semester and second, to “become a lifelong volunteer.” She suggests that students spend time on something they are passionate about, because “that is where you develop skills that are useful later on in life.” When she is not in the classroom or attending national conferences, O’Brien can be found hiking the local mountains with her husband, who is also a new member to the SDSU faculty as an adjunct professor teaching environmental policy. She loves the outdoors and is soaking up all that California has to offer, as opposed to Indiana, where she last taught at Purdue University. “We love it here. We are both outdoorsy and my husband loves to mountain bike,” O’Brien said. The struggles that O’Brien faced early on in life, coupled with her genuine passion for teaching, makes her a perfect addition to SDSU. She is full of advice and encouragement, believing that “any student can make it as long as they have the drive, and the wherewithal to ask for help.”
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Voices gather for a cappella talent victoria valenzuela
the song. Enter choreography and extensive practice, where the real work begins as the ladies exercise their creative prowess and bounce ideas off one another. What do you call singing without “It’s very humbling,” Vocal Vixen instruments using only your voice to form member and biology junior Clarice every sound as it blends together in perfect Mendoza said. “We learn how to take harmony and pitch? Aca-awesome. Vocal criticism and how to make ourselves Vixens, San Diego State’s all-female a better.” cappella group are proving themselves to The presence of 11 different personalities be a powerhouse with incredible talent, one would appear to be the perfect recipe note at a time. for divas to emerge. However, the Vocal The group was created in 2012 along Vixens have managed to avoid such with co-ed group SoundWave and maleconflict. dominated group Preposterone after “There’s no drama,” Vocal Vixen the division of existing a cappella group member and nursing senior Jerilyn Serafica Sunset Clefs. With 11 current members, said. “You’d think there’d be drama Vocal Vixens consists of four sopranos, because it’s an all-girl group, but we’re four second sopranos, and three altos to really open about each other. We take each comprise their signature sound. Meeting other’s comments into consideration.” twice a week, these ladies combine an Hoping to add four to six additoinal infectious playfulness and love of singing members to the ensemble, the ladies will be with a dedication that shines brightest holding auditions following their “Aztecs through their awe-inspiring performances. Got A Cappella” “We’re a lot of recruitment event fun,” Vocal Vixen later this month. All President Hilary Proving themselves to three of SDSU’s a Erbland said. “We be a powerhouse with cappella groups will keep it light, but incredible talent, one participating, giving we’re also really note at a time. those interested serious about the in auditioning a group. We’re all very chance to preview committed.” their individual The women perform styles. Anyone who loves to sing is songs from many different genres including encouraged to try their hand at a cappella, Top 40 hits, R&B, country, and Broadway even if their skills are limited to solo tunes. The group’s members are equally concerts behind a shower curtain. as eclectic and diverse. With a variety of “There’s absolutely no experience musical backgrounds and singing styles, necessary,” Erbland said. “We’re open to the women of Vocal Vixens combine their everybody.” individual talents to produce seemingly Looking ahead, Vocal Vixens have effortless results. Included in this mix is their sights set on taking their act to the sophomore country crooner Bailey Keck next level for competition. They hope and sophomore opera vocalist Mckenna to one day advance to the International Burns. Their voices intertwine with fellow Championships of A Cappella in New York Vixens whose prior singing experience also City. includes musical theatre and choir. “That’s definitely more into the far Though it has only been a year since future, for future generations of Vocal their inception, the Vocal Vixens have been Vixens, but we’re trying to build up our making themselves known throughout the now-freshmen to be able to take that on,” SDSU community and beyond. Students Mendoza said. may have seen them recently traveling For now, an attainable aspiration lies in to several locations on campus, belting attending an a cappella conference held at out One Direction’s “What Makes You The University of Southern California next Beautiful” to promote the boy band’s film year. release of “This Is Us”. More notably, the “That’s what we’re aiming for right now,” group was featured in the Asian Pacific Serafica said. “Baby steps.” Student Alliance’s 17th annual Fashion As exhilarating as the performances may Talent Show this past April, held at the be, the most rewarding aspect of the group Open Air Theatre. They also lent their is the sense of community the members singing presence to the San Diego County feel among each other. For the Vocal Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony Vixens, they’re much more than singers at USCD in March and the Womyn’s harmonizing to the same tune—they’re Outreach Association’s Take Back the Night family. event. Continuing this trend, the group will “It’s just nice being able to connect with be opening up for the production of “Venus the girls, and being able to hang out. Like, In Fur” at the San Diego Repertory Theatre we’re all sisters outside of rehearsals,” on Nov. 13. Mendoza said. There is much work to be done behind Musical director and interior design the pretty melodies, for the members of senior Lauren Zinn recognizes it’s Vocal Vixens arrange all of their own ultimately the love of their craft that forges music. Each song they perform must such a strong bond between the women. be broken down to determine how it “Everyone’s different, but I think that’s would sound if the background parts one of greatest things,” she said. “We’re all were replaced by voices. Once this is different, we all have different majors, we’re accomplished and the harmonies are all different ages, but we still can come divided up, each member is given the together and enjoy music together.” opportunity to audition for a solo within staff writer
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Xander Schaufele: A committed, team-oriented golfer .
patrick carr contributor
The San Diego State men’s golf team is about to begin its season with its first tournament today and tomorrow in Washington. Before the team left, contributor Patrick Carr had a chance to sit down with all-Mountain West Conference junior golfer Xander Schaufele to really get
a sense of what the golf experience is like. The Aztec: Since golf isn’t in the public eye as much as football, people might not know as much about it. If someone asks something such as, “What does the golf team do?” what would you say? Xander Schaufele: When people ask me what collegiate golf is like, golf is an individual sport. To be on a team, not really a lot of people know what that means. We
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are a team; when we make decisions on the U.S. Open in 1988. What was that the course, it’s as a team. You don’t want to experience like? be an idiot and do something to hurt your XS: That was awesome. That was a huge team. One little mental mistake can cost us stepping stone for myself in my career. First a championship and that’s the biggest deal. off, it’s really hard to qualify for it and just TA: What is your routine that’s getting out there they make you feel like associated with the golf team? you’re special. if you make it far enough. XS: We have workouts at 6 a.m. Monday, I was on TV and I was getting messages Wednesday, Friday. It’s mainly core and leg from everybody. It was pretty awesome stuff and our trainers are good with that. TA: How did you get into golf? What has Coach Ryan Donovan really trusts us a lot made you stick with it? to do our job in practice. We all practice XS: It was my dad. I used to play soccer. on a Tuesday or Thursday. We all get our I think I started taking golf seriously when work in. I was 13. I started playing when I was about TA: How are the matches scored in a 9. I think it was the point where I wanted team sense? to play professionally when I was about 13 XS: There’s five guys ... we all play, or 14. Once I decided that I kind of went usually there’s threesomes or foursomes. full tilt on it. There’s sacrifices, but if there’s There’s one guy from each team and light at the end of the tunnel I’ll still be whatever rank we have through qualifying chasing it. will match up with the TA: Before coming to other person’s rank. San Diego State, you The best 4 out of played at California the 5 scores (on the State University, “It was brutal. I know team) count. Long Beach. You it’s a team deal, TA: Last season, had a pretty good but I took a lot of the team finished in year and the team second place in the also had a good responsibilty for that.” MWC Tournament season. After that - Xander Schaufele and then missed good of a year, what out on the NCAA made you become Championships by an Aztec? one shot on the playoff XS: I went there to hole. How did you feel after that? sign for a different coach and he decided XS: It was brutal. I know it’s a team to leave after three months and we didn’t deal, but I take a lot of responsibility for have another coach until February. We that. I had a putt to extend the playoff and were basically on our own for three to four I missed it. It was like 4-feet. I was pretty months. I learned the whole team aspect livid after the situation, it took a little while of it and I never really knew what that was to get over, to be honest. like. Once he left, I was already looking TA: With that behind you, how high is to leave. This (SDSU) was the easiest and your motivation right now? best option in my head; it just clicked and I XS: It’s burning. The returning guys will wanted to come here. know exactly what it’s like and we all want TA: What do you do with your free to do well. We had glimpses of hope every time—if there is any? once in a while, but overall it was not a XS: There is free time. Personally I like to successful year in my opinion. We’ve got a relax. I’ll try to go out every once in awhile lot to prove this year. I think we’re all really to keep a healthy balance. I like sleeping excited as well. a lot more now and sleeping just sounds TA: Last month, you competed at good compared to everything else. I like the U.S. Amateur Championships in being busy, I don’t like having huge gaps in Massachusetts at a course that also hosted my day.
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Aztecs defeat 49ers 8-2 rafael v. avitabile
The crowd’s presence was not overlooked by the players. “I love being with the fans and having Heavy hits and light whistles were on them get into it,” Di Maggio said. “It’s display Friday night as the San Diego always the best part. It’s something to look State Hockey Club hosted California State forward to.” University, Long Beach in its home opener However, it isn’t just fun and games with at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. Aztec the young player. He showed maturity fans held a strong presence throughout the as he went on to applaud his team for its game and were rewarded with a lopsided offensive diversity. 8-2 win against the 49ers. “We had a lot of In the opening forwards score, we minute senior, had a lot of D score, defender Brandon and we had a lot “I love being with Nevarez placed a of rookies score,” beautiful pass off Dimaggio said. the fans and having of the boards just “The No. 1 problem them get into it,” ahead of senior is not having the said DiMaggio. “It’s left winger Eric ability to score in always the best part. Stelnick, who beat tough games, as It’s something to look Long Beach junior you can see we have for you.” goalie Steven everyone on our Strother for a team putting pucks - Vincent DiMaggio seemingly effortless in the net.” score. With just 53 Late in the seconds left in the second period, the first period and the 49ers took advantage Aztecs in the lead 2-1, freshman defender of a poor play on the puck, capitalizing on Vincent DiMaggio scored on the power an ensuing two-on-one to cut SDSU’s 4-1 play and the crowd went nuts. lead in half. The Aztecs responded on the contributor
SDSU’s Hockey Club beat Long Beach 8-2 in its season opener. wesley beights, staff Photogra-
next shift and put Long Beach to bed as sophomore forward Travis Sevilla scored his second goal of the night. The remainder of the game was a testament to the unsung hero at sophomore goalie Connor O’Brien and the stingy Aztec defense. SDSU head coach Chris Migliore praised O’Brien’s play. “Kids have a lot of faith in him, which helps our defense. He does a great job back there and he’s a great leader,” Migliore said. O’Brien will split time in the crease with junior goalie Filip Curkovic for most of the
season. “I’m a believer in riding the hot hand,” Migliore said. “Two goals against a good Long Beach team puts Connor a little bit ahead, but Filip has worked hard and deserves his chance.” Curkovic’s first chance is expected to come next weekend as the Aztecs face Arizona State University’s talented Division I team for a two-game set in the desert. SDSU’s next home game is at 9 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 4 against Loyola Marymount University at the Kroc Center.
SDSU opens with win against Harvard at Aztec Invitational livvi sefton
be a difficult match up for SDSU on Saturday. After winning the first two sets, the Aztecs struggled to hold on to their The doors of Peterson Gym opened up for promising start as the Huskies fought another season of volleyball last weekend back to take the final three. The final set as the Aztecs returned to their home court scores were 25-18, 25-22, 17-25, 19-25 and for the annual Holiday Inn Mission Valley 14-16. Aztec Invitational. This marked the fourth time in nine San Diego State played on the Aztec matches that SDSU has played to five sets, Court on Friday in front of a packed and the Aztecs have only come out on top stand of 357 fans, as it downed Harvard once. University in four sets (25-18, 23-25, 25Nash had another standout match of 20, 25-15). the young season as she tied her careerThree Aztecs reached double figures high with 21 kills, and recorded 13 digs. in kills, lead by Accompanying Nash, junior outside hitter three other Aztecs Michelle Waber met double figures In its final match, with a career-high in blocks. Senior 18, while senior libero Courtney SDSU handed outside hitter Vaccarello also the University of Summer Nash added 13 digs while San Francisco its added 15 and senior senior defensive only loss of the middle blocker specialists Justine tournament as the Emily Harris Ricigliano Dons fell to the added 14. Waber contributed 12 and and Harris also Fouch with 10. Aztecs in three sets contributed three In its final match, (26-24, 25-17, 25-18). blocks each and SDSU handed The victory moves Nash tied a careerthe University of the Aztecs to 5-4 on high three service San Francisco its the season. aces. only loss of the Senior setter tournament as the Johnna Fouch Dons fell to the continued her Aztecs in three sets impressive start to the season adding (26-24, 25-17, 25-18). The victory moves another double-double to her resume. the Aztecs to 5-4 on the season. Fouch’s season total was brought to five in Harris led the Aztecs with 11 kills seven matches as she recorded 49 assists and eight blocks, a performance that and 12 digs. earned her all-tournament honors. Northeastern University proved to Harris finished the weekend ahead of all staff writer
summer nash had 21 kills and 13 digs against nu jordan owen, senior staff photographer
tournament players with an average of 1.42 blocks and 2.83 digs per set and a .429 hitting percentage. Teammates Nash and Waber joined Harris on the alltournament list. USF was the only team to play four matches throughout the course of the weekend, winning its first three before
falling to SDSU late Saturday night. Northeastern, Harvard and Southern Methodist University all finished the tournament winning one game apiece and losing two. SDSU concludes its nonconference play at 7 p.m. tomorrow, as it travels across town to meet the University of San Diego.
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Diverse artistic expression is supported by SDSU leaders Madison Hopkins
senior staff columnist As children grow up, parents monitor what they are exposed to. A password is put on the Playboy channels, Radio Disney exclusively blasts through the car speakers and everyone puts a dollar in the swear jar after venting about a rough day. As time goes on, the restrictions slowly weaken and finally we are fully formed adults with the right and the responsibility to be in charge of ourselves. Apparently, not everyone agrees on when this pivotal moment occurs. One Florida sheriff even called for college administrators to put the parental controls back on their student body. Kendrick Lamar and Ludacris were scheduled to perform at Florida Gulf Coast University’s “Eaglepalooza” event this fall. This would be the eighth year in a row that the event has hosted hip-hop performers, with this duo being the most prominent event to date. This was the event that Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott chose to take a stand on. Through a series of emails, Scott asked FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw to cancel the event, as he felt it promoted racial and misogynistic messages with the rapper’s lyrics. He believed that by allowing the event to be held on campus, Bradshaw was condoning these principles for the university’s students. According to news-press.com, the sheriff told the president, “You run the show there Brad ... not the students.” Bradshaw chose to go on with the show, stating in a return email that although he may not always agree with the views presented on campus, he hopes to aid his students in putting on a safe event of their choosing. While I sympathize with Scott’s message, I can’t condone the outlet he chose and the underlying implication that adult students are unable to decipher between what they hear and what they choose to embody. Personally, I find many rap lyrics to be disgusting and hateful and I usually don’t choose to listen to hip-hop. But that is my decision, and in no circumstance would I tell someone that he or she is wrong for doing something different. Artistic expression knows no boundaries; it is the individual’s job to distinguish them. For some people, this may mean avoiding what they consider inappropriate material. For others it’s experiencing everything, and independently deciding what affects one’s life. In no situation does it mean letting an authority figure censor an experience to make the decision for you. Hip-hop is frequently attacked because it tends to be more explicitly offensive. But just because it’s an obvious target, doesn’t mean it’s the only genre with potential negative interpretations. As I mentioned, I don’t like hip-hop; I’m more of a country type of person. And while I love Taylor Swift and Luke Bryan, if someone told me her lyrics illustrate a desperate dependency on men for happiness and that his objectify women by literally asking girls to “shake it” for him, it would be pretty hard to deny. But if one of these artists were coming to campus, it would be highly unlikely the same scenario would unfold. The reasons why a person identifies
with or enjoys a certain type of music, television, theater, paintings or sculptures are subjective. We have no way of knowing what each person finds appealing or if they even have a connection to something beyond liking a beat on a track or a color on a canvas. Censorship of material that some find offensive insinuates that those who enjoy it are wrong, without even understanding the variety of backgrounds that go into such preferences. Luckily for San Diego State students, our school officials respect students’ right to enjoy a diversity of tastes. When asked about the school’s policy regarding controversial acts, Viejas Arena director John Kolek said, “We are not in the business of enforcing morals and whatnot. Artists are artists, art is art. We don’t censor, the campus doesn’t censor.” He went on to explain that as long as a musical act is perceived as safe for students to attend, there are no limitations. While it’s reassuring to know we attend a school that honors its students’ ability to think for themselves, critics of different forms of expression will likely always attempt to spread their views. This only becomes a problem when it interferes with other people’s ability to enjoy their own
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tastes and explore potential new ones. Artistic interpretations can always be
shared, but the right to make one should never be restricted.
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San Diego State’s Renaissance man david dixon
entertainment EDITOR Bill Eadie appears to be something of a Renaissance man. He has directed several stagings of plays, is a critic for a couple of websites including sandiegostory.com; former director of the San Diego State School of Communication; a professor; a member of MenAlive-The Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus; and is chair of the University Senate. I am also a contributor for sandiegostory.com and have known Eadie professionally since I was a Junior. The Aztec: Do you consider yourself to be a Renaissance man? Bill Eadie: That is maybe too strong of a term. I have a set of interests like everybody else. I’ve always loved the arts. That’s what I really wanted to do when I went to college. I wanted to major in theater, but my parents wouldn’t let me do it. Instead, I majored in communication because I was very interested in that. When I finally had to decide what to do with my life after college, I chose to keep going to school. I ended up getting a Ph.D.
and started to teach, which is what I’ve pretty much have been doing for my whole career. TA: What is the secret to your success? BE: Smiling a lot. That is partially because of insecurities I had as a kid and some of it is because I had a terrible overbite. When I opened my mouth, it looked like I was smiling. So, I figured, why not be genuinely happy and be glad to see people? I think one of the things that helps me is that I value relationships. I value being able to be open to other people and to have honest, good discussions. TA: Do sacrifices have to be made in order to do it all? BE: There’s only so many hours in the day and you have to make choices regarding what your life is going to be about. I’ve never married. I don’t have any kids. I had a lot of trouble accepting my own sexuality. That was part of my emotional turmoil when I was in college. I didn’t come out as gay until I was 43 and by that point all my patterns were wellestablished and hard to break. However, I’ve been very happy with my life. You
Bill Eadie is known to many for his deep passion for live theater. elizabeth santo, staff photographer
don’t have to do it all in order to be happy. You just have to find the things that make you happy and do it well. TA: What is you favorite moment of your career? BE: One of the best moments of my career was getting to work in San Diego. I’ve always loved San Diego. My parents moved here and I visited quite frequently and thought San Diego State was a wonderful institution. TA: What is advice you would give to students?
BE: The arts are hard. Try to be realistic about your talent. That can be difficult when you are in school and find out that there are people who have talents equal to or better than your own. If it’s your passion, figure out a way of pursuing it. Unless you’re really talented or lucky, then you aren’t going to make a lot of money. Still, you can enjoy it. That’s what I do with theater. I felt like I had to put theater at the side, but the arts kept on popping back on in my life. I always find some way to be involved, even just as a fan.
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Estudiante ilustra el lado positivo de Tijuana “Tijuana 22000” relatara las historias de este código postal histórico. Lourdes Valdez contribuyente
Tijuana es una de las ciudades fronterizas mas transitadas del mundo. En los últimos años ha sido víctima de la violencia y el narcotráfico. Sin embargo, esta ciudad esta viviendo un renacimiento en el cual sus cuídanos buscan mejorar su imagen. Estudiante de negocios internacionales en la Universidad Estatal de San Diego (SDSU) Guadalupe De La Garza es uno de los personajes que desea desarrollar una nueva imagen para Tijuana. De La Garza ha crecido envuelta en la cultura fronteriza y una de sus grandes metas es hacer que Tijuana sea reconocida por algo más que su papel en el crimen organizado. Junto con Paola Gonzalez, Jofras y Derrik Chinn, Guadalupe esta escribiendo un libro titulado Tijuana 22000 que relucirá sus sitios históricos al igual que los personajes coloridos que viven en la ciudad. Este proyecto forma parte de una serie de libros que promueven distintos vecindarios tal como Hillcrest, La Jolla y North Park. “Tijuana 22000” es el primer
libro bilingüe de esta colección y su principal objetivo es presentar al centro de Tijuana, cuyo código postal es 22000, y sus alrededores en todo su esplendor. Las paginas de este texto exponen a personajes como la familia Plascencia
que es altamente reconocida en la escena culinaria Tijuanense. Al mismo tiempo, será una exposición de lugares como el Centro Cultural Tijuana y la Avenida Revolución. El contenido de cada capitulo incluirá un poco del pasado y de modernidad. A pesar de que hablara de estadísticas relacionadas al crimen, el principal propósito de este esquema es mostrar la mejor cara de Tijuana a sus residentes y al resto del mundo. Una característica singular de este proyecto es que será acompañado de una aplicación para tabletas y teléfonos móviles. Este componente digital en colaboración con Google Maps permitirá al los lectores visitar los establecimientos expuestos en el libro. De La Garza dijo que el motivo por
emprender este proyecto fue por que siente que Tijuana esta en un momento de cambio. “Ahorita se siente en Tijuana como que algo que esta cambiando … y esta era una perfecta manera de promocionar Tijuana … y darle publicidad”, dijo De La Garza. También dijo que siempre había querido hacer algo positivo por la ciudad donde creció. Participando en la redacción, difusión y venta de este ejemplar sería la oportunidad ideal para revelar el lado positivo de esta ciudad fronteriza. Tijuana 22000 saldrá a la venta en aproximadamente dos semanas costando $25 y estará disponible en ambos lados de la frontera. De La Garza dijo que el enfoque del libro no es ser una guía turística de Tijuana si no una exhibición de sus mejores atributos.
Ellos son los cuatro autores de “Tijuana 22000”. El proyecto se enfoca en las historias de un codigo postal. Cortesia de Guadalupe De La Garza
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Source Point: Part 4 “Miss Forrester, are you able to tell this board any useful information regarding the Jan. 1st hacking attempt?” the chairman probed. Forrester silently mused, “Only that it wasn’t an attempt, just a stunning success.” “No sir, nothing other than what has already been said,” Forrester said. “Very well then, this council has found you negligent in your duties as Source Point Security Manager. Given your otherwise sterling record and reputation, this will only be a warning and a loss of bonus money. See to it that this doesn’t happen again.” “Yes, Mr. Chairman. Thank you.” Forrester excused herself and exited the hearing chamber, pausing at a trash can to vomit. Wiping her mouth and still feeling a little sick, she looked over the balcony. At crowd of protestors gathered outside the building. Most likely antiartificial intelligence people upset at the disproportionate gap between those who could afford and use technology to better their lives and the poor and disenfranchised who couldn’t afford most products on the market. Cyber prosthesise’s, implanted rebreathers and omni tools could all be purchased by those with the money, extending their life expectancy while the lower-class members of society went without. Forrester had accepted her security manager position hoping to curtail the lucrative business practices Source Point was engaging in and to democratize the distribution of technology—or at least that’s what she had hoped to do while sitting in her ethics classes. Now she felt like a cog in the machine, helpless against the rising tide of AI-centered backlash. Hopefully, that would soon change. She
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had recently approached the Chairman about her ideas to allow the poor to access Source Point’s vast reserves of less expensive tech for a discounted rate. In exchange for lower prices, they could live longer and lead productive lives, maybe one day becoming good members of society. At first, it seemed like the Chairman was going to laugh her out of his office, but the more she talked, the more he listened and became supportive. A state of chaos greeted her as she returned to her office. Tech personnel swarmed from computer to computer. Dread hit her as she grabbed a passing engineer, asking “Hack?” He shook his head. “Someone reverse engineered our requisition services and spammed everyone in the Baltimore area with the access codes! We’re getting pinged every second for orders: food, credits, and tech. We can’t access the original hack because we’re all busy handling the fake orders,” the engineer said. Forrester had swept past him, entering her office and slipping on her Virtua gloves. Activating her interface, she slipped into Source Point’s cyber space. The room flared as it turned to an open space filled with floating access points. A tall, glowing woman appeared before her. Clad in the armor of Joan of Arc, Joan the AI spoke in a soothing tone. “I see you are attempting to catch your hacker, Miss Forrester. Might I suggest a movie instead? That might be a more successful endeavor.” “Spare me the banter Joan, run all scans
65 On one’s toes 66 Fist pumper’s word 67 Trotsky and Uris 68 Pack animals
on this digital signature. I got it from the personnel, but it doesn’t look familiar. He must have left a trail though.” “Scan complete. You are mistaken however; this signature matches the same ID of the January hacking. No doubt it’s the same man. It also correlates with some activity on our forums. Evidently the hacker had an encrypted conversation with one of our off-site admins. I’ve isolated his code and prepared it for you.” “Save that for later, Joan. It’s time to go hunting.” A glowing white trail flared on the ground below her. Crouching forward, she set off in a sprint. In the virtual world, her pace felt like 100 mph. As the trail glowed brighter, the hacker detected her and was now attempting to shake her off. E-mines and spam mites flew at Forrester at impossible speeds, but she dodged them with ease. Her confidence grew as she neared her quarry, but was immediately squelched as she slammed into an invisible wall. “Warning, the hacker has manually ejected and is impeding our process,” Joan piped in. “Damn it!” Forrester exploded, punching the wall. The hacker was less than 5 feet away, but he might as well have been 5,000 miles away. “Joan, access a proxy server and ‘depixel’ this screen. We may be able to get an ID on this guy. When it does, focus on the face and take his picture.” The wall in front of her slowly came into focus, and she saw the blurry outline of a man pulling off his gloves before slouching forward. The pixilation finished as he looked up. Forrester froze. She recognized his face. Damon Wade. The man frowned as he looked at her. “You always knew how to exhaust me, Karen,” appeared on her screen.
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35 Mudville number 36 Complete, as a scene 37 Tropicana and Minute Maid, briefly 38 Cheesy sandwiches 39 Grounded jet 40 Sworn statement 42 Isaac’s eldest 43 Wranglers with wheels 45 Folk music’s Kingston __ 46 Criticize stage shows? 48 Former Bears head coach Smith 50 Be in debt 51 Sea near Stockholm 53 Prefix with pass 55 Become enraged 59 World Cup cheer 60 Criticize awards? 63 Gen-__: boomer’s kid, probably 64 Invalidate
1 Lose color in the wash 2 “On the Waterfront” director Kazan 3 Loch with a monster 4 Brit’s trash can 5 Sault __ Marie 6 Batman’s hideout 7 Wreck completely 8 And so on: Abbr. 9 Vacate the __: eviction notice phrase 10 Big name in chicken 11 Criticize college subjects? 12 Bounce in a 6-Down 13 Depict unfairly 18 Invitation letters 23 Bouillabaisse, e.g. 25 Practitioner: Suff. 26 Kept in, as hostility 27 Criticize farmers? 28 Bodysuit for a tiny tot 29 “__ Marner”: Eliot work 31 Speak with a grating voice 32 Chooses 33 12 inches 34 Open a bit 38 Doctor’s profession 41 Owl’s cry 43 A boxer may have a glass one 44 They’re attractive to look at 47 “Footloose” co-star Singer 49 “Myra Breckinridge” author Gore 51 Like the Honda Element 52 Away from the wind 53 Really surprise 54 Web addresses, briefly 56 Beehive State natives 57 Little more than 58 Repair co. proposals 61 __-cone 62 Sheep’s call
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is a 6 - Consider practical measures to advance. Proceed with caution. Maintain an even keel. Hold judgment in case of confusion. You’re gaining respect. Make some changes to your work schedule. Work smarter, not harder. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - Today is a 6 - In a disagreement about priorities, it’s okay to ask questions. Share ideas; don’t hoard them. Tempers could flare. Face a challenge squarely. Schedule carefully once the route’s determined. Keep practicing, and you’ll get through. Gemini (May 21 - June 21) - Today is a 7 - The schedule is wacky. Keep communication channels open in case of unexpected developments. Verify info and sources. Challenge the status quo. Find affordable ways to improve your home, and relax with a movie later. Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - Today is a 6 - Review investment details. Stay home instead of going out. Keep it frugal. Let others solve a distant problem. Follow through, even with reminders. Be alert for emotional undercurrents. Courage and persistence win. Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) - Today is a 7 - Grab an opportunity quickly. Anticipate resistance, and do what really works. Promises alone won’t do it. Double-check your numbers. Don’t launch yet, but nail the option. Review instructions and regulations with care before following through. Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - Today is an 8 - There may be disagreement about priorities. Stick to basics or postpone a meeting. Ask tough questions. Take care not to provoke jealousies. Review considerations to make a final decision. When thoughts wander, remember what’s important. Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - Today is a 6 Mind and heart align now. Walk, jog or run. Take a mental health day. Let somebody else challenge the status quo and review facts. Ask them to dig into the archives for real gems. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - Today is a 6 - A creative venture flops. Face facts. Accept a new assignment. Take the long view. You create the price tag. Get expert advice and team participation. Your brilliant realization: add more love. Consider all options. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) Today is a 6 - Public responsibilities take the stage. Wait for temporary confusion to clear. Pesky guests or regulations could annoy. Splurge just a little. It’s a good moment to ask for a raise. Use creativity. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) Today is an 8 - A teacher offers perspective. Research your next move. Venture farther out. Don’t throw you money away. What feels good isn’t always the best choice. New information impels a change in plans. Inspire success with straight questions. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - Today is an 8 - Finish an important job. Intuition leads you to the right resources. Get a partner to help. If you’re going to be late, call. Finances are unstable. Keep your home systems functional. Barter and trade. Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) - Today is a 7 - Work now and play later. Some innovative ideas won’t work. Seek advice from a wise partner. Keep it all in the family. You can handle a tough interrogation. Do the homework, and have a backup plan.