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A.S. restructure stirs controversy campus

Presidential candidates hold second debate tonight

Arturo Garcia Staff Writer

Tomorrow, the Associated Students council will vote whether or not to enact the proposal to restructure. The proposed governmental model is said to substitute the current, centralized design with four specialized spheres: A.S. Board of Directors, A.S. University Council, A.S. Judicial Affairs Council and ­A .S. Campus Life Council. Under the umbrella of Campus Life, the Student Diversity Commission would represent cultural organizations, which has sparked controversy. Members of the Residence Hall Association and two student organizations, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán and Andres Bonifiacio Samahan, disapprove of the restructuring proposal because of the Campus Life Council. The aforementioned associations each hold a chair in the current model of A.S. government. In the restructured government, those and other organizations represented in A.S. would lose their chair. SDC would be comprised of an appointed chair

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The Associated Students executive board meet just before school begins on August 27. The A.S. council began formulating the restructuring plan more than a year ago.

member and 10 elected students, not guaranteeing a spot for each student organization that is currently being represented in A.S. Most student organizations

on campus do not hold a chair in the current model. “(The current structure) is reflective of a time back in the 1950s, ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s

when things in this campus were God-awful,” A.S. Vice President of External Affairs Tom Rivera said. “You had the

I didn’t leave because my ex threatened to come after me, find me, kill me... Kristen Paruginog Breaking the Silence

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SDSU loses 4-3 Young woman ‘thinks pink’ to No. 4 UCLA local

Ana Ceballos

men’s soccer

Assistant News Editor

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An SDSU player attempts to head the ball into the net. The Aztecs lost to the Bruins 4-3 at the SDSU Sports Deck last Friday.

Adriana Bush Assistant Sports Editor

The San Diego State men’s soccer team went into Friday’s match seeking its first Pacific-12 Conference win of the season. Unfortunately for the Aztecs, the Bruins proved too much, as SDSU lost to No. 4 ranked University of California, Los Angeles 4-3 on Friday to drop to 4-6-2 overall and 0-4-1 in conference play. The Bruins wasted no time scoring the first goal of the game in the sixth minute. Bruin

defender Joe Sofia took the assist from teammate Leo Stolz and headed the ball into the right side of the goal from three yards out. Stolz and Chris Cummings were credited with the assists as UCLA took an early 1-0 lead. SDSU proved it wasn’t intimidated by UCLA by scoring a goal in the 26th minute to equalize the game. Junior forward Jordan Ongaro took the long cross into the box from junior defender Robbie Freise and headed the ball into the net from four yards out. MEN’S SOCCER continued on page 7

At 18 years of age, Laura Knoll’s life took an unexpected turn, which inspired her to start a healing legacy to improve women’s health. Her mother, San Diego State alumna and emergency room nurse Helen Knoll, lost her second battle to breast cancer at the age of 43, leaving Laura and her 13year-old sister Christina behind with a purpose: to educate young women about prevention and early cancer detection. “I felt like something had to be done,” Laura said. “So, I decided to do something about it. Really, my dream was to not let another young person lose someone that they loved if they could prevent it.” The legacy began at Helen’s funeral back in 2006. Instead of flowers, the family asked their loved ones to bring a small amount of money, which was then used as a fund to start the Helen Knoll Foundation. The foundation’s main purpose is to prevent breast cancer in young women through early detection. According to the National Cancer Institute, one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. However, there’s hope if the breast tumor is detected early. According to NCI, women have a 98 percent survival rate if the cancer is detected during the first stage. However, as it progresses, the

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Laura Knoll began the Helen Knoll Foundation after her mother lost her battle to cancer. The foundation focuses on educating young women about early cancer detection.

survival rate decreases to 12 percent if diagnosed during the fourth stage. Through these findings, Knoll differentiated her foundation from other breast cancer foundations by focusing on providing prevention options for young women. Knoll believes, even though it is absolutely essential to have organizations focusing their everything to breast cancer research and finding a cure, early detection through noninvasive screenings can help finding cancer on time and increasing the 98 percent chance of survival. “When you have control over your body and you know what is going on, it stops being this big scary thing,” Knoll said. “If you

find it on time, it is likely you are going to make it.” Even though the Helen Knoll Foundation doesn’t discriminate based on age, it focuses primarily on women between the ages of 18 and 24. This is mainly because mammograms are recommended for women 40 and older, excluding younger women. Helen was one of the many that didn’t fall into that category when she was diagnosed at the age of 35. “If my mom would’ve known about these early-detection screenings, I honestly believe she might still be here today,” Knoll said. “I don’t want what happened to her to happen to anyone else. You can check when ThinkPink continued on page 2



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from A.S. RESTRUCTURE page 1

A.S. council that was about 95 percent white and people who weren’t were ostracized for it. That’s the kind of reality they dealt with back then and that’s why you had groups like MEChA … that’s where they borne out of. Happily, we’ve grown beyond that as a community.” The current restructuring committee held a public discussion last Friday. In attendance were the representatives of the organizations disagreeing with the restructure. “We don’t necessarily agree with restructure,” Chair of MEChA Ruth Sava said. “We

fought for (representation), it wasn’t given to us.” According to the restructuring committee chair Jon Davidi, each member of SDC would have to participate in a cultural competency program designed to increase their cultural awareness. According to the discussion’s mediator and representative of the Panhellenic Association Becca Cohen, members of cultural organizations could aim to take seats outside their cultural mediums to increase their organization’s representation and simultaneously represent a larger portion of the student population.

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you are young. People don’t know it can happen to them and what

women will be on display at a free breast-cancer health fair called Think Pink @ SDSU at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center.

One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. However, there’s hope if there’s an early detection of the breast tumor ... A 98 percent chance of survival. they can do to prevent it. All we want is to reach as many people as possible.” From 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, the foundation’s focus on young

The event will educate young women on the available options for screening as well as subsidized screenings for attendees. The health fair will also have

professionals from various organizations informing attendees about living a healthy life style, including dietitians and counselors. Keshia Baker, SDSU student and Olympic gold medalist, will be a guest speaker at the event. At 24 years old, Baker, like so many others, has known numerous victims of breast cancer. “She is an inspiration to young women and a really great role model for someone who is caring about her health,” Knoll said. Knoll believes the foundation’s motifs are part of a “big crazy dream,” but she considers her dream fulfilled if she gets to save lives.

Flu Vaccine now Sober drivers get rewarded available at SDSU local

Raquel Martin Contributor


Various bars in SD provide incentives to designated drivers

J. Hutton Marshall Managing Editor

With flu season just arriving, the flu vaccine is now available to San Diego State students at Calpulli Center for $15. Student Health Services Medical Director Gregg Lichtenstein said it’s imperative for students to get the vaccine early because not only are they putting themselves at higher risk, they’re running the risk of infecting others. Lichtenstein refers to “herd immunity,” a theory that describes how vaccinating a large group of people that early lowers the chances of the flu spreading to those who haven’t been immunized. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. flu season typically starts as early as October and lasts until as late as May. Lichtenstein said the vaccine is effective for about a year and recommends revaccination each season. “The immunity you get peaks and then drops over time,” Lichtenstein said. “By the end of the year, you need to get revaccinated to boost your immunity.” Lichtenstein recommends making an appointment to get a vaccination to minimize wait time. He said this vaccination is particularly important because it protects against different strains than previous years. “The CDC gets flu experts together every spring. They look at the strains of flu circulating


around the world,” Lichtenstein said. “They look at ones on the uprising, the ones with a high likelihood of spreading to other areas in the world.” Based on these predictions, the CDC decides which strains are the biggest threat. Each vaccination usually includes three different strains. This year, the swine flu virus, will once again be included, as it has in the past few years. The other two strains were not in the vaccinations of the past few years. The CDC recommends anyone older than six months old, which includes the person reading this, should get vaccinated. In addition to getting the vaccine, Lichtenstein suggests students wash their hands frequently and avoid coughing and sneezing into their hands. For more information about the flu vaccine, visit To make an appointment for a vaccination

Friends don’t let friends drive drunk. This message is promoted by RADD California Coalition, the entertainment industry’s voice for road safety, a program to reduce drunk driving. The group has been promoting safe driving and expanding on the College DUI Awareness program since 1986. RADD has successfully reached universities in San Diego. University of California, San Diego; University of San Diego; San Diego State; and California State University, San Marcos are partnered with RADD. RADD is a two-time recipient of the US Department of Transportation’s Public Service Award. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in 2009, 32 percent of traffic deaths in the US resulted from drunk driving. In 2009, in the state of California alone, there were 3,081 traffic fatalities resulting from driving while under the influence of alcohol. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2010 there were 195,879 DUI arrests and the median age of those who received a DUI was 30 years old. Consumption of alcohol has long been a controversial topic in this country, but driving while under its influence has never been up for much debate.

Man breaks sound barrier Ana Ceballos Assistant News Editor

One man plummeted into the enormous blue globe at 833.9 mph on Sunday morning. Felix Baumgartner, a 43-year old man from Austria, fell from more than 24 miles high in four minutes and 20 seconds until he safely reached the New Mexico desert, breaking the record for the highest and fastest jump in history. An ascending helium balloon brought Baumgartner 128,100 feet above Earth. The plunge, streamed live by Red Bull Stratos on YouTube was

witnessed by millions of viewers. The video reached eight million concurrent views in just one day.

Felix Baumgartner, a 43-year old man ... fell from more than 24 miles high in four minutes and 20 seconds. Baumgartner, who began planning the jump in 2005, prepared with test dives in a high-pressure suit

to prevent his blood from boiling, his eyes from hemorrhaging, his lungs from overinflating and his neck from breaking as he broke the sound barrier. The suit provided Baumgartner with 100 percent of the oxygen needed during his descent toward Earth and also helped balance his temperature and pressure. “I know the whole world is watching now and I wish the whole world could see what I see,” Baumgartner said before he left his capsule and began his fall to Earth. “Sometimes you have to go up really high to understand how small you are.”


The results are clearly fatal, which is why organizations such as RADD strive to make roads safer for students, especially those living in college communities. More than 93 bars in San

Diego locations offer RADD Rewards. These bars are spread throughout San Diego County, from Pacific Beach Shore Club to Flux nightclub downtown. These locations provide incentives to the designated driver of the night, including free food, dessert or nonalcoholic beverages. Another main component of RADD is its prepaid taxicab service. A few San Diego taxi cab services partnered with RADD and agreed in the event an individual does not have a designated driver, he or she can use a prepaid taxicab card to ensure a safe ride back home. The card comes with a prepayment of $30 for one usage, but can be used for fares of approximately $60. Some students have responded positively to this program, which is expected to grow. “Its accessibi l it y a nd rewa rds a re g reat i ncent ives t hat I wou ld def i n itely t a ke adva nt age of,” SDSU ju n ior Ch rist i ne Brice sa id. With the number of DUIs and deaths resulting from drunk driving, RADD is an attempt to improve the safety of the students at SDSU.


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Exhibit sheds light on unheard jazz records


& adventure

Shellie Stamps Staff Writer

From May 19th to October 7th, the Museum of Photographic Arts featured a visual and musical sensation called “The Jazz Loft Project.” The exhibit is a collection of photos, tapes and recordings of conversations of jazz musicians at a recording studio on 6th street in Manhattan between 1957-1965. The exhibit features images captured by renowned photographer W. Eugene Smith and music from some of the biggest names in jazz. Legends such as Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Zoot Sims, Thelonius Monk and more than 300 other jazz musicians came to this loft in Pittsburgh, collaborating for hours. Throughout the exhibit there is evidence the power of jazz music served as a means to overcome racism. There are countless photos of black and white musicians working, laughing and composing music together. The photos capture stunning candid moments that reflect the beauty and sometimesharsh reality of the time and make visitors feel they were in the room with the musicians while they created music. The recorded dialogue, photos, tapes and testimonies of Smith allow visitors of the museum to understand the significant role jazz played in America. There are also recordings of commentary

by Martin Luther King, Jr. at the exhibit. According to Jazmyne Lemar, volunteer coordinator at MOPA, the jazz loft served as a great form of escape for many artists. “During the ‘50s and ‘60s the United States was still in a time of segregation and racism was constantly at the forefront of everyday life,” Lemar said. “The jazz loft served as a sort of oasis in a time of racial segregation. It allowed musicians, whether white or black, to collaborate, create music and let the music transcend color lines.” Smith’s collection features nearly 40,000 images and is his largest body of work as a photographer. Sam Stephenson, the director of The Jazz Loft Project at Duke University’s Center of Documentary Studies, discovered Smith’s archives years later. Hooked, Stephenson immediately decided to bring the Jazz loft back to life and introduce it to the world as an exhibit and book. In an interview with Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Stephenson talked about the unique experience provided for visitors at the exhibit. “One of the things that’s miraculous about this project is that in jazz you get to hear the notes that happen in a club but you don’t get to hear the million notes that happened in a rehearsal,” Stephenson said. “With this loft project you get to hear those

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Photographer W. Eugene Smith captured jazz ledgend Thelonius Monk performing with a group of musicians in the famous Jazz Loft in Manhattan. Smith captured thousands of other images between 1957-1975.

moments that you don’t get to hear.” The Jazz Loft Project is a stunning exhibit filled with powerful photos, captivating music, and great testimony by Smith. Since Stephenson resurrected this trove of archives the exhibit has made its way to different museums throughout the U.S. with stops in New York, Chicago, Monterey, Durham N.C and San Diego. The exhibit gives a beautiful glimpse of a historic time in American history, exposing the power and positivity of music.

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Pictured above is the book cover of Sam Stephenson’s “The Jazz Loft Project.” Stephenson created a traveling exhibit showcasing W. Eugene Smith’s collection.


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ocean beach oktoberfest

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OB Oktoberfest women’s-only stein-drinking contest.This is one of many contests to take place on the main stage off Newport Avenue.

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The sausage eating contest drawing to a close with a heated moment between the winner and an obviously disgruntled competitor.

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The preliminary round of OB Oktoberfest’s Sausage Toss. The winner won $10,000 in cash and prizes.

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Shortly after winning the sausage eating contest, the anonymous champion and winner of $50 complained of feeling slightly ill during his victory speech.

The women’s-only, stein-holding competition put the female competitors’ arm-strength to the test. The last five contestants to hold up their steins advanced to the final round.

One of the many musical acts at the OB Oktoberfest playing to a packed crowd on Newport Avenue.

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The OB Oktoberfest started at 10 a.m. and went until 10 p.m. A large crowd enjoyed the German-themed festivities long after the sun had set.


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Student breaks silence on domestic violence


Lauren Yap Staff Writer

Kristen Paruginog is a survivor, terrorized by an abusive boyfriend for three years before escaping. “I’ve been through hell and back. I’ve been tied with my hands and legs behind my back while he suffocated me. He strangled me to the point where I literally thought I was going to die,” Paruginog said. Most students cannot even imagine the horror she experienced. However, Paruginog not only survived, she created a movement in San Diego called “Breaking the Silence Against Domestic Violence” to empower victims and survivors and raise awareness for her cause. The organization started after Paruginog began blogging about her experience as a survivor and received tremendous amounts of positive feedback. The young activist personally invested thousands of dollars to fund her campaign and formed a legitimate nonprofit organization. “My entire heart and soul is in Break the Silence,” said Paruginog. College students should educate themselves about domestic violence because women between 16 and 24 years old experience the highest

We need to promote healthy relationships ... Ladies and gentlemen, there is no excuse for abuse. Kristen Paruginog Break the Silence Founder

rate of intimate partner violence. Awareness includes recognizing warning signs. “I didn’t go into this knowing he was a crazy person,” Paruginog said. Most relationships are fun and exciting at first, but abusers often escalate gradually. “He starts getting jealous of who you talk to and who you hang out with,” Paruginog said. “Then, he starts saying how you should dress,

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Kristen Paruginog founded the nonprofit organization“Breaking the Silence Against Domestic Violence” after suffering from domestic abuse. Paruginog started the movement so those affected by domestic violence have a voice, to raise awareness and educate others about the harsh realities of domestic abuse.

do your hair and what kind of makeup you should put on. Then, he starts getting more comfortable and that is when the verbal abuse starts.” Verbal abuse can be just as detrimental as physical abuse. Paruginog said although her physical scars disappeared, the verbal and mental abuse she endured will “probably never, ever go away.” She heard hundreds of stories from men and women around the world recounting their own verbal and mental abuse. Abusers use words as a weapon to destroy the self-esteem of their victims and to manipulate them into believing they are worthless—or worse, that they deserve the abuse. Women, especially teenagers, mistake controlling behavior as a sign of affection, not abuse. Girls wrongly believe extreme jealously translates into romantic passion and verbal abuse is a normal part of dating. The media’s depiction of violence furthers the myth that

abuse is normal. Rihanna recently hinted at intentions to rekindle her relationship with Chris Brown. “Rihanna initially claimed she would never get back with him because she was a role model; and for her to turn around and say that she is standing up for him is ridiculous,” Paruginog said, “You need to have confidence in yourself before you can love someone else.” Celebrities like Rihanna are sending a dangerous message to society, especially younger fans. “Breaking the Silence” is meant to empower the voiceless in a society where domestic violence victims are often overlooked. In fact, society even blames victims for being weak. Paruginog, a self-confident honors student and pageant winner, is the last person anyone would expect to be a victim. Still, many question her reasons for staying in an abusive relationship for so long. She said she lived in perpetual fear. “I didn’t leave because my ex threatened to come after me, find

SDSU students rally to support “Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence” in front of Hepner Hall.

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me, kill me or even bury me where nobody would be able to find me,” Paruginog said. “He even threatened that he would kill the next guy I dated.” Unfortunately, society sometimes fails to recognize that abusers threaten, manipulate and isolate their victims. This is another reason why “Breaking the Silence” seeks to educate the public about the hardships victims truly face and how difficult it can be to break free. Reaching out for help can be the difference between life and death. Andrea O’Donnell was a women’s studies student and the director of the Women’s Resource Center at San Diego State before she was murdered by her exboyfriend in 1994. The Women’s Outreach Association is dedicated

to celebrating her legacy by helping other SDSU students. In fact, Paruginog received the Andrea O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship this year. Also, the Center for Community Solutions, which has three locations in San Diego, offers a variety of services and programs for abused women. Paruginog, who was unaware of these resources during her abusive relationship, wants to make sure women realize there is help. She urges victims not to feel trapped. “Teens, women, men, elders and even children are affected by domestic violence,” Paruginog said. “We need to educate ourselves, each other and, more importantly, our next generation. We need to promote healthy relationships. Ladies and gentlemen, there is no excuse for abuse.”



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Title Fight’s release is a punk masterpiece

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Punk quartet Title Fight continues its musical evolution on its third album “Floral Green.”

Kevin Smead Entertainment Editor

When I first saw Title Fight, its first album “The Last Thing You Forget” had just been released, and the band was on tour opening for Four Year Strong and Strike Anywhere. It seems, with the release of its third album “Floral Green,” Title Fight has come quite a long way, both musically and as a band. Following the release of 2011’s sophomore effort “Shed,” Title Fight shows its progression in a number of different ways. Whereas the first album was full of punk riffs and catchy pop aspects, “Shed” was much more technically proficient. Songs were much more dynamically

varied and the writing, while less catchy, was much stronger. With the release of “Floral Green,” Title Fight continued along this line of progression. Focusing more on hardcore than pop-punk, this latest album is a complex and interesting outing for the band, though it’s not always engrossing. The album opens in familiar Title Fight fashion. In “Numb, But I Still Feel It,” crunchy guitars build over a prolonged drum roll, leading into a midtempo driving verse with strained vocals braying above the instruments. The next few tracks keep the momentum up with the excellent “Leaf,” followed by the also great “Like a Ritual.” These two tracks sound like something off of Title Fight’s first

two albums: fairly straightforward melodic hardcore, though one can already notice the omission of pop influence on this record. I hate using the word “mature” when describing bands, but there is a difference between being a scrappy punk band that can play some power chords and yell, and being a well put together band that has honed its craft over time. While Title Fight definitely comes from the former tradition—with influences including bands such as Youth of Today and Kid Dynamite—it definitely leans closer to the former with this album. The next couple of tracks are testament to this. “Secret Society” sounds somewhat like an homage to ‘80s hardcore and one track later the single from the album, “Head in the Ceiling Fan,” borders on post-rock and shoegaze, as it’s much more subdued and ambient. This is where guitarists Jamie Rhoden and Shane Moran really shine, using all sorts of effects to make their guitars sound huge. Thankfully, this is only for one track, because it doesn’t seem to suit the band completely. Title Fight seems more comfortable in the punk rather than indie realm. This is quickly washed away, however, as the album returns to its signature melodic hardcore. We’re given one more glimpse into the softer side of things in “Lefty,” which features the same sort of ambient and experimental guitars right before the album ends with “In-Between,” another

relatively downtempo song. My vote for standout track goes to “Frown,” where the band really sounds like itself. The song embodies everything great about the band, while holding true to the progressions its made across albums. It’d be great to see the next album follow this trend of more proficient guitar work and songwriting without crossing into

the tired and, dare I say, boring. Despite these minor criticisms, “Floral Green” isn’t just a great punk album, it’s a great album. While I’m not sure if anything will be as great as Title Fight’s debut, “The Last Thing You Forget,” this is a great way for the band to progress and continue to grow as musicians.

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Title Fight’s newest album “Floral Green” gravitates toward hardcore, leaving behind the pop-punk simplicity of its earlier efforts.

REVIEW album: floral green


band: title fight



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from MEN’S SOCCER page 1

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Senior forward Ata Ozbay keeps the ball away from UCLA defenders. Ozbay scored his first goal of the season against the Bruins.

The goal was Ongaro’s seventh of the season, giving his team the lead. “We realized within like 10 to 12 minutes that we could play against UCLA,” junior midfielder Blake Wise said. “In fact, not just play with them, but play better than them.” UCLA junior forward Reed William broke the tie and scored UCLA’s second goal in the 40th minute, when he scored from five yards out on the counterattack. The goal gave UCLA a 2-1 lead heading into halftime. Senior midfielder Ryan Hollingshead

was credited with the assist. The Aztecs quickly tied the game at 2-2 in the 51st minute, when senior forward Ata Ozbay shot the ball into the upper right corner of the net on a free kick just outside the box. The goal was Ozbay’s first of the season. Williams broke the tie again and gave UCLA a 3-2 lead in the 58th minute. Williams lofted the ball over SDSU junior goalkeeper Blake Hylen, who tipped the ball before it rolled into the goal for Williams’ second goal of the night. Wise answered back to UCLA’s goal with a three-yard header



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into the net in the 82nd minute of the game with a beautiful chip assistance against the defense from Ozbay. The game was tied for the third time, however this goal would be the Aztecs last. Two minutes later, UCLA junior forward Victor Chavez scored the game-winning goal, when Hollingshead’s shot ricocheted off the post. Chavez then collected the ball in front of the net and knocked it in. The Aztecs continued to apply pressure in the final minutes, but were unable to tie the game. After a long battle, the Bruins defeated the Aztecs 4-3. “I’m pretty excited about the way we played,” Wise said. “But we can’t be too happy with the result because we still came away with a loss, which is unfortunate.” SDSU outshot the Bruins 12-3 in the first half and 15-8 in the second half. Ozbay and junior midfielder Kody Duff led the team in shots with five apiece, while Ongaro had three shots on goal. Defensively, Hylen had two saves, while UCLA redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Earl Edwards had eight. “I think we are doing well,” Ongaro said. “We just need to capitalize and finish our games and start winning.”







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Falcons plucked by hungry Aztecs women’s volleyball

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Junior outside hitter Raegan Shelton leaps to hit the ball over the net. Shelton had a career-high 20 kills as well as four blocks and two service aces in Saturday’s game.

Courtney Muller Staff Writer

Coming off a 3-1 loss at Boise State on Thursday night, the San Diego State volleyball team defeated the Air Force Falcons three sets to two on Saturday at Falcon Court in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Aztecs took the first and third set (25-9, 25-22), while Air Force was victorious the second and fourth (25-21, 25-23) after eventually getting its offense going. The fifth set would be the deciding factor of the game, but ultimately went to the Aztecs with a dominating score of 15-4. SDSU won the first nine points of the set and jumped out to a 103 lead, before scoring five of the next six points. Junior libero Courtney Vaccarello scored the match’s final point with a service ace to claim the victory for the Aztecs. Junior setter Johnna Fouch continued to impress with her stat line, with 48 assists and 10 digs. The win

recorded 212 kills and 17 service aces in her final season wearing an Aztec jersey. Hannasch was recently awarded Mountain West Player of the Week for her stellar performance in the wins against Fresno State and University of Nevada, Las Vegas earlier this month. Senior libero Kristi Jackels is also making the best out of her last season playing for SDSU, with 293 digs in the 78 sets played thus far. The Aztecs improved their overall record to 12-7 and 4-3 in Mountain West play with the victory in front of a large Air Force crowd of 636 blue and white fans on the campus of the USAF Academy. The Falcons fell to 2-4 in MWC play and 8-12 overall. The win marks the eighth time in the 2012 season the Aztecs played in a five-set match. SDSU has a busy week ahead as it travels to Orange County to take on the UC Irvine Anteaters tonight at 7 p.m. After the rumble with UCI, SDSU travels back to Montezuma

The Aztecs improved their overall record to 12-7 and 4-3 in Mountain West play with the victory in front of a large Air Force crowd of 636 blue and white fans on the campus of the USAF Academy. marked Fouch’s fourth doubledouble of the season. Junior middle blocker Emily Harris had 10 blocks, tying her career-high from earlier this season. Junior outside hitter Raegan Shelton had a personal best team-high of 20 kills to go along with four blocks and two service aces. Senior Andrea Hannasch was close behind Shelton, notching 16 kills and eight digs. In 19 games, Fouch racked up an astonishing 536 assists and 19 service aces. Junior outside hitter Summer Nash leads SDSU with 216 kills on the season. Hannasch

Mesa to play conference opponent New Mexico. The Lobos come to sunny San Diego with a record of 17-4 overall and an impressive 42 MWC record. The showdown between the Aztecs and Lobos begins at 7 p.m. Thursday night at Aztec Court in Peterson Gym.


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Tuesday October 16, 2012 The Daily Aztec

Why we loved the 1990s



s a child of the ‘90s, I was able to experience many amazing events. I was born in 1991, which allowed me to experience the majority of the glorious decade. Iconic images and memories such as O.J. Simpson’s white Bronco, Bill “I did not have sexual relations” Clinton, the “Rachel” haircut and that lovely piercing sound your computer’s dial-up Internet made all come to mind. It’s one thing to have lived through the ‘90s, but to have grown up in it is a whole other story. Kids of the ‘90s are the last of the simple generations. It was a nostalgic time and the calm before the technological storm, if you will. The ‘90s were the years just before the peak of the advent of the smartphones and most importantly, social networking. Children today don’t zip around on their bikes or rollerblades or Razor scooters. They don’t play with their Skip-Its or Bopits or Super Soakers. They’re too worried about Facebook, Instagram and tweeting . (No wonder the obesity epidemic is at an all-time high.) Even my 7-year-old cousin has a cell phone (I was barely eating solid food when I was seven). Back in my day, the only time I went on a computer was to play “The Oregon Trail” at school. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember what it was like to grow up as a child of the 1990s. Waking up, your alarm radio goes off and it’s set to Radio Disney. Lou Bega’s classic, “Mambo No. 5” wakes you up, and with lyrics like “A little bit of Monica in my life, a little bit

Samantha Hirsch Staff Writer of Erica by my side.” It was the perfect song for every 8-year-old to wake up to at 7 a.m. You’re so tired, if anyone tries to talk to you, you hold your hand up and demand they talk to it. Sometimes—if you’re feeling sassy—you tell someone to “talk to the booty, because the hand’s off duty” (My dad didn’t like that one very much). Depending on the day, you either wore a baby doll sunflower dress with Dr. Marten boots or denim overall shorts with Kurt Cobain-inspired flannel tied around your waist. You were “da’ bomb.” Moms made Eggo Waffles or Reese’s Puffs for breakfast because there’s nothing better than a child consuming 5,000 milligrams of sugar before 8 a.m. School’s a bore, but it’s alright, because you were “Saved by the Bell,” and it’s time to go home to watch some after-school television shows. For 22 minutes at a time, you were glued to your television set, watching Helga Pataki pine over that lovable football-head, Arnold. Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats gang get into trouble and Rocko, everyone’s favorite wallaby, lived his modern life. Weekday shows were fun, but the weekend lineup was “all that and a bag of chips,” with Friday’s TGIF and Saturday’s SNICK. Every girl wanted to be Topanga Lawrence and every boy wanted to be with Topanga Lawrence. And forget In-n-Out, the 1990s were all about Good Burger. (Home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?) After you finish watching TV

and your homework is done, you’ve run out of things to do, right? As Cher Horowitz from “Clueless” would say, “As if!” Your best friend wants a play date and you ride your scooters around until it gets dark. When it’s time to come in, you turn on your boom box, play your favorite boy band, (raise the roof if you were an N*SYNC fan!) take out your “microphone” (hairbrush) and belt your favorite tunes. When you’re out of breath from all that popping and locking, you do something requiring less effort: Play with your Furbies, Beanie Babies, Tamagotchi’s and Koosh Balls. You could also play M*A*S*H* or make a cootie catcher if you were feeling frisky and wanted to know about your future. Because if there’s anything that can predict your future, it’s randomly picking numbers and colors. Finally, the day comes to a close and of course you can’t sleep because you’re hyped up on the sugar that you consumed throughout the day, but you’re excited to sleep because you get to do it all again. If you’re still confused and don’t know if you were a true child of the ‘90s, take my foolproof test: If you know who loves orange soda, if you still think there’s a chance that Jack and Rose could have both floated on that wooden door together, if you still wish it was acceptable to write with your gel pens and Mr. Smelly Markers in your Lisa Frank notebook and you wish Britney and Justin were still together, you are a true child of the ‘90s.


by Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services

Today’s Birthday (10/16/12) - You’re the birthday star, so make a wish (or several) as you plant your seeds by the moonlight for future thriving. Include specific career goals, travel possibilities and educational passions to pursue. This year is all about learning. Fill it with adventure. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21 - April 19) - Today is a 5 - Work with a powerful team, and listen with intent. Don’t act like you already know the answer or you’ll miss a great opportunity. Creative work has a bittersweet flavor. Every little bit counts. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - Today is a 7 - Gain experience and mastery. Share the load today and tomorrow, but hold on to the responsibility. And leave time in your schedule for romance. A bit of glamour won’t hurt. Gemini (May 21 - June 21) - Today is a 6 - Today and tomorrow, delve into the details. Hot soaks relax stressed muscles. Don’t squander your resources, even if you think you have plenty. Learn from an expert. Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - Today is an 8 - Reserve the next two days for fun that’s balanced with creative productivity. Extend your psychic antennae. Don’t believe everything you’ve learned. Put in the work to reap rewards. Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) - Today is an 8 - Stick close to home for the next two days. Clean up and discover a treasure. Make room for love. Friends can help you find the perfect expert.

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - Today is a 7 - Practicing something you love goes very well now. Make sure you get all you earned. People know they can trust you to get down to the truth. Waste not, want not. Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - Today is a 6 The air is filled with romance. Postpone travel for a few days. Start computing expenses. It’ll be easier to make household changes soon, but don’t obsess about it. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - Today is an 8 - Your power is intense over the next few days. Handle it as well as you can. It’s best to have a plan in place, even if you don’t follow it. Everyone benefits at the end. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) - Today is a 5 - You’re under pressure to complete a project that you’ve been avoiding. Roll up your sleeves and procrastinate no more (at least until later). Find out what rules apply. You win again. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) - Today is a 7 - You can find the right balance between work and friends. Listen to those who support you, and let your self-esteem rise. Don’t forget to support others. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - Today is a 7 Help comes from far away, possibly financial. Time to refinance? Do the homework and provide necessary information. Bring your quest for truth and social justice to work. Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) - Today is a 7 - Adopt rules you can keep and let go of the ones you know you won’t. New opportunities arise. A private conversation soothes. Acceptance is key (and humor). ©2012, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.


by The Mepham Group, Tribune Media Services

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 4 Instructions: Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. Solutions available online at ©2012, TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.

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by Rich Norris & Joyce Lewis, Tribune Media Services

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