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Learn where to rock climb like a pro.

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Bill Crotty thought he had his college life planned out. Crotty, a journalism major, was to attend Grossmont College for two years then transfer to San Diego State where he










would get his bachelor’s degree. But Crotty soon found out things don’t always go as planned. He now attends Ashford University because he was denied admission into San Diego State, not once, but twice. Three years ago, SDSU first announced it was going to reduce its enrollment size. Since then, transfer admission denials have been a reoccurring theme. This semester, transfer rates plummeted to a record low. According to statistics compiled by SDSU’s Analytic Studies & Institutional Research, a total of 62,721 applicants applied to SDSU. The bulk of the applicants were freshmen with 44,746 applicants. Of those, only 13,404 freshmen were admitted. The rest were transfer applicants with 16,721, with 4,000 of which were transfer applicants from a San Diego service area college, and 3,035 total transfer students were admitted. Statistics show there was a record of 45,407 student denials, a 10 percent increase from last year.

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Community college students struggle SDSU turned away nearly 500 Southwestern College transfer students. Richard Dittbenner, director of public information and government relations for the San Diego Community College District said SDSU rejected 1,076 transfer students from SDCCD, which includes City College, Mesa College and Miramar College. Dittbenner said students who were rejected from SDSU were advised to pursue their higher education at other institutions. Dittbenner said he has seen an increase in area enrollments in the University of California system, University of Phoenix and National University. Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Sandra Cook said the reason for low student enrollments and transfer rates has to do with funding. “However many dollars you have determines your enrollment,” Cook said. Jaime Salazar, Interim Transfer Director at Southwestern College said funding is not the only issue at hand. He blames numerous factors for the increase in transfer denials such as the complications of the supplemental application, the changes made to the Transfer Admission Guarantee program and the service area colleges. SDSU’s use of the supplemental application sparked criticism because the application had technicalities and computer glitches, which Salazar said was a tactic used to throw students out of the pool of applicants. He went on to say the supplemental application was the “biggest fiasco” in the history of transfer centers. Cook acknowledged there were computer glitches with the supplemental application and because of this she said students who fulfilled all the transfer requirements and filed an appeal based on the technicalities and computer glitches automatically won their appeals and were admitted into SDSU. Additionally, Cook said there have been improvements made to the supplemental application. In an effort to make the admissions process more competitive, SDSU made changes to its Transfer Admission Guarantee program. Salazar said SDSU raised the TAG GPA from 2.0 to 2.4. He also said the TAG program now only applies to students in the service area,

which he feels is not fair. The service area colleges include all community colleges south of Highway 76, according to Dittbenner. These institutions include Grossmont College, Southwestern College, City College, Mesa College and Miramar College. The reasoning behind the service area colleges is to help Cal State San Marcos grow and to cut down on student enrollment at SDSU, according to Cook. He also said although Palomar College is no longer one of the service area colleges, SDSU still accepted students from there.

“ ... the community colleges in the region don’t really have input into the decision making ...” — Richard Dittbenner, Director of public information and government relations for SDCCD Because of the changes to the transfer admissions policies, community colleges across the San Diego region are calling for transparency in the enrollment process, which is something the UC system has with all community colleges in San Diego. “The UC works collaboratively with the community colleges to try and maximize the number of transfer students,” Dittbenner said. “With San Diego State, however, they inform us of what they’re going to do and then the community colleges for the California State University part are told ‘this is how it’s going to be.’ So the community colleges in the region don’t really have input into the decision making leading up to the decision.” According to Cook, transparency is not necessary. “The community colleges just want transparency because, for whatever reason, they just don’t trust us,” Cook said. For the first time in three years, SDSU will now accept local transfer and readmission applications for next semester.

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Although SDSU will accept spring transfers for the first time in three years, transfer rates for the university are at an all-time low. Some community college students have had to change future plans because of the changes.


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“ s h e : i n h e r t e e n s a n d t we n t i e s ” A rt E x h i b i t i o n Location: University Art Gallery

Time: Noon This exhibition delves into the complex lives of young women in the U.S. Featuring work by Laurel Nakadate, Jen Davis, Lise Sarfati and Charlie White. This exhibition runs throughout the week.

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S D S U S y m p h o n y O r c h e s t ra Location: Smith Recital Hall Time: 7 p.m. Conducted by Matthew Rowe, the orchestra will perform Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, Barber’s “Overture to School for Scandal” and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto with soloist Richard Thompson.

G ra d u a t e a n d P r o fe s s i o n a l S c h o o l Fa i r Location: Career Services SSE 1200 Time: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Meet with admissions officers representing graduate and professional schools from locations across the country.

Women’s Soccer Location: SDSU Sports Deck Time: 4 p.m. Watch the SDSU women’s soccer team play Air Force.

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Alice In Chains Location: Viejas Arena Time: 7 to 11 p.m. The band Alice In Chains will perform with appearances by Blackdiamond Sky, Deftones and Mastodon. The gates open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20 and can be purchased at

S D S U Vo l l ey b a l l Location: Peterson Gym Time: 7 p.m. Watch the Aztecs compete against Seattle.

S h a k i ra Location: San Diego Sports Arena Time: 8 p.m. Shakira will perform solo and her hips don’t lie. Prices vary by seating. Ticket prices start at $9.50 and the doors open at 7 p.m.

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Time: 7:30 to 11 p.m. The band Maroon 5 will perform with appearances by One Republic and Bruno Mars. The gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Location: SDSU Sports Deck

Time: All Week Make a difference by donating food any time this week through Oct. 22. Show Aztec pride by making SDSU the local San Diego university with the most donations in this charitable competition.

Time: 11 a.m. Watch SDSU take on Wyoming.

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Maroon 5 Location: Viejas Arena

H o m e c o m i n g : S D S U Fo o t b a l l v s . A i r Fo r c e Location: Qualcomm Stadium Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Watch the Aztecs take on Air Force.

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Seeing Beauty Exhibition Location: Museum of Photographic Arts

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit focuses on the aesthetics of beauty, conveyed in the photographs of various photographers, including Mary Ellen Mark and Edward Weston. This engaging exhibit runs until Jan. 23.

SDSU Fights Hunger Food Drive Location: SDSU Campus

New Realities: Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor Location: Museum of Photographic Arts Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This 60-image exhibition showcases two pioneers of photomontage. Taylor creates her work with a scanner and computer, while Uelsmann uses an analog darkroom to create a single cohesive image out of multiple separate images.

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Old Town gym offers climbing adventures Solid Rock Gym is sure to drive climbers up a wall MIKE MISSELWITZ CONTRIBUTOR

For some, the weight room in the Aztec Recreation Center is a constant sirens’ call. To others, the toil of dumbbells and treadmills can lose its appeal quickly. For students looking to get pumped without pumping iron, the Solid Rock Gym in Old Town presents an alluring alternative. Solid Rock Gym, an establishment dedicated entirely to rock climbing, offers an intense workout and adrenaline rush beyond any traditional fitness center. Lauren Varney, who climbed her first route at Solid Rock just three years ago, got the itch for scaling stone upon her first visit and is now the lead manager of the Old Town location. “It’s cardio, it works every single muscle and it’s a complete mind game,” Varney said. “(Rock climbing) is not just a hobby, it’s an addiction.” Upon entering Solid Rock Gym, one will notice it screams adventure. Visitors are greeted with towering walls of faux granite dotted with colorful handholds streamed with 36 top ropes. The knowledgeable staff

and state-of-the-art equipment provides a safe and comfortable environment for getting started. “Anyone can do it,” Varney said. “You do it for three or four months and it becomes second nature.” According to Varney, many of the members start as beginners and within weeks are topping out on walls t hey never dreamed of attempting. And with only one documented injury in almost 20 years, Solid Rock maintains a gold standard for safety at all levels. The gym is home to more than 120 climbing routes, two bouldering areas, two lead-climbing caves and even a crack tower for the hardcore fanatics. Its features challenge everyone from novices to experienced climbers. According to Varney, members receive a complete, thorough workout when scaling the routes she established. The gym expanded a year ago to include a slacklining area and a new top out bouldering structure members say is more realistic with higher walls. And if giving up the old addiction to dumbbells seems too big a leap for some, Solid Rock is also home to a full weight room equipped with lifting machines and cardio trainers. Rock climbing is one of the best ways to achieve a full body workout. In one hour at Solid Rock a climber can burn around 1,500 calories and easily max out their muscle capacity. Rock climbing centralizes on

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The Solid Rock Gym has 36 top ropes, more than 120 climbing routes, two areas for bouldering, a crack tower and more.

building lean muscle, chiseling out one’s build and increasing stamina. Varney said some of the biggest, most muscle-bound people who come into Solid Rock are exhausted before attempting their third climb. “It’s a workout like no other,” she said. “Climbing will get you into shape and pump positive chemicals into your head.” Varney emphasizes the intense mental stimulation involved in rock climbing, and mem-

bers claim the endorphin rush is a large part of what brings them back. There are three Solid Rock gyms in the area: Old Town, Poway and San Marcos, and the latter two are currently offering specials to military and students. All a first timer needs to get started is a pair of climbing shoes and a harness, both of which the gym offers at inexpensive rental prices. A day pass costs $13 and Solid Rock’s monthly membership is less expen-

sive than any other climbing gym in San Diego County. “We have a really strong community amongst our members and we’re always welcoming new faces,” Varney said. With an everexpanding community that currently claims more than 800 members, Solid Rock Gym is eager to embrace newcomers of all experience levels. Visit for more information.

Julian’s apple season livens mountain town Escape the city to enjoy the famous and seasonal fruit A M Y DEV I T O CONTRIBUTOR

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The town’s award-winning apple trees have been a staple of Julian’s rich heritage.

As the crisp air awakens the senses to the up-and-coming autumn season, new opportunities arise for students to take advantage of the beautiful landscape. Now that summer’s heat is finally abating, it’s the perfect time to plan an escape to the countryside and go apple picking. But where can one venture to pick the perfect apple? Just about an hour from San Diego State lies Julian, a quiet western farm town that offers the perfect fall getaway. Julian displays endless acres of

apple trees and vineyards with several varieties of red and green apples to choose from. “It is a great location for people to choose from a variety of apples because it is made of several orchards,” a Julian Chamber of Commerce representative said. “Each area is different depending on the size and orchard location, which allows for many different types of apples to be grown.” “Julian is a great place for people to see a lot of really old trees,” Patrick Brady, one of the orchard farmers, said. “We have six to eight different varieties of apples and a handful of our trees are antique.” Brady also said the peach tree orchard still has one of the mother trees that was originally planted several years ago. “In 1819 Julian won several awards for their trees and has made

a name for their business ever since,” he said. Apples are just one of the many things Julian has to offer. The main street in town has several restaurants and bakeries that serve apple pies and other homemade goods to indulge in. For entertainment, Julian even hosts its own “Old Time Melodrama,” which has been in production for more than 50 years. The comedymelodrama is loosely based on Julian’s history and involves a damsel in distress. “The event has been a big tradition for this town for quite some time,” the chamber of commerce representative said. Julian is a timeless city where students can play an active role in history. Just $10 a bag allows for ample picking and good eats. Forage through the foliage in Julian to enjoy a taste of fall.


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Exclusive with MTV’s original daredevils Knoxville and cast give the inside scoop on ‘Jackass 3-D’ MAGGIE PEHANICK E N T E R TA I N M E N T E D I T O R

After four years, the boys of MTV’s “Jackass” franchise will resume control of local theaters starting Friday. That’s right. “Jackass” is back, and this time, all the bodily fluids flying at the camera will be enhanced by the magic of 3-D. Audiences should brace themselves, put on their goggles and pray Smell-O-Vision isn’t invented by the time the next sequel rolls out. In the meantime, enjoy The Daily Aztec’s exclusive interview with the entire cast and director Jeff Tremaine.

The Daily Aztec: Who decides who does each stunt? Steve-O: Some of us have special powers, specialties, I should say. DA: What made you guys decide it was time for another “Jackass?” C h r i s Po n t i u s : Public demand. (Strumming on a small guitar). Tre m a i n e : Most of us, we were all ready. It takes about four years to recover from a “Jackass” movie. DA : Whose idea was it to shoot in 3-D? JT: Your third movie has to be in 3D. It gives you the name. Paramount suggested we shoot in 3-D and we were resistant at first because the way we do things, we’re a real run-and-gun crew and to get these big 3-D cameras and the extra people that come with that just scared us. DA : Do you feel like James Cameron? J T: Question is, does James Cameron feel like me? DA: Did the 3-D interfere with any of the stunts? JT: No, we were always ready to drop the 3-D cameras and go shoot with little cameras. We had all that stuff ready to go. The hidden camera stuff couldn’t be shot in 3-D so there is some 2-D stuff. B a m M a rge r a : It’s the first official movie in 3-D that doesn’t have special effects. DA: Were all the cast members on board from the very start or was anyone resistant?

JT: I think Steve-O had the most to prove to himself. Steve-O went through a lot between number two and number three so it was a big challenge for him. He did it sober for the first time. We’re real proud of him. We wanted to guard his sobriety and it’s not the easiest group of people to be around sober. And Steve-O got the best footage he’s ever had and it shows. Steve-O: It was important to me to prove that sobriety hasn’t made me a lame, boring wimp. Being present and clearheaded, I was dreading doing the stuff so much more than ever before, but at the same time I was more eager than ever before to do it.

DA : Did Steve-O’s sobriety affect him on set? Johnny Knoxville: He was a little more scared to do things this time, which is great on camera, but he did them anyway and that’s awesome. He had the best footage of anybody. DA : How many stunts did you do each day? JT: Some days we’ll shoot the same stunt all day. We shot one damn idea — it took three days and we didn’t even use it. But then there was one day when we shot seven bits. It just depends. Oftentimes we’ll spend all this money and have this grand illusion that something is gonna be great, and while we’re setting it up, the funniest thing in the movie happens right next to it. Some of the best things happened while we were waiting for the cameras. Like “Weiner-vision,” Bam just went around and peed on everyone with a camera. DA : How many hospital visits were required? JT: A lot. I don’t know if anyone didn’t go to the hospital. DA: Were there any stunts you regret, either because they were too painful or you just really didn’t get the laughs you wanted? SO: I didn’t know I was doing a stunt when Bam broke my nose but it would have been nice to have the camera on. DA : Are you afraid to go into work every day knowing someone might break your nose? JT: F--k yes. I’m paranoid as s--t. These guys come after me full force. It takes four years to recover. Not from the physical injuries, it’s your

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Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Preston Lacey, Dave England and Wee Man.

mental trauma. I’ll go to my parents’ house and I know no one’s trying to kick me in the d--k and nothing’s gonna drop through the ceiling but I just move quickly and cover my n--s. It’s a dysfunctional family we have here, but we are all a family. We love each other, but sometimes love is painful. CP: Love is a battlefield.

DA: What do you tell yourselves before you do stunts? SO: I know it’s gonna suck and I just do it. I guess I just think about how one of the guys will get something awesome – some really great footage and then that would give the rest of us footage envy. We’ll get jealous and it’ll make us want to do some awesome stuff. By the time the Porta-Potty bungee thing came up, there was so much good footage in the can that I realized I hate it but I have to do it. JK: Just don’t think about it. Just set up the cameras, I’m gonna go in my car and listen to music and when you need me as a tackling dummy, just tap me on the shoulder. DA: Is there anything you guys won’t do? SO: Make an honest living. JK: We don’t want to make anybody

else look like asses. We’ll make ourselves look like asses but we don’t focus it outward. We’ll be mean to each other, but we’re a family. BM: I wouldn’t stick a hot poker up my ass. JK: But we are talking to him about it. That’s not a definite final no.

DA: Will “Jackass 3-D” be the last in the series? JK: We quit making predictions. After the first and second we said we were through, so now we’re not saying anything. BM: If you have a funny idea, we send it and when we have a stack this high then maybe it’s time to start filming another one. JK: We have a stack of ideas that high right now. BM: Again? Sheesh.

“I didn’t know I was doing a stunt when Bam broke my nose, but it would have been nice to have the camera on.” — Steve-O DA: Ever think you’re getting too old for this? SO: We were too old when we started doing this. DA : Do you keep a book of ideas somewhere? BM: Everyone comes up with an idea and we fax them over to Paramount and most ideas are like two pages long, really descriptive and then there will be one from Tremaine that will just say “S--t Shoe: Find a shoe and s--t in it.”

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The series’ opening sequences are elaborately choreographed destruction and according to Pontius, this film has the best ones yet.

DA: Have your kids seen “Jackass?” JK: My daughter was too young when the first one came out but I showed her some of it. I took her to the screening of this one and I made her sit next to me and I knew everything that was coming up, if something was objectionable, she had a card that she’d put in front of her eyes and put her fingers in her ears. And that was about five or six

times. Other than that she loved what she saw.

DA : How do your wives and girlfriends deal with your dangerous jobs? BM: It’s better to not tell them what you’re gonna do ‘cause if you say what’s gonna happen then they’re nervous all day. It’s better to call at the end of the day and say what happened. DA : If you weren’t in this industry, doing “Jackass,” what would you be doing? JK: Probably sitting next to each other doing this. (Sips his beer). BM: And a little bit of skateboarding. DA: As you get older, do you find yourselves doing fewer stunts? BM: Knoxville actually had to get talked out of stunts. JK: They had an intervention with me. DA: Do you ever come down to San Diego? Jason “Wee Man” Acuña: We came down for Comic-Con. Ryan Dunn: I fell out of a tree. I don’t remember climbing in it, but when I fell out of it, I assumed at one point I climbed in it. DA: Do you have it out for any of the guys in particular? (All simultaneously look at Ehren McGhehey.) EM: I’m am idiot. JA: He’s the runt of the group. Dave England: He’s just so annoying. EM: I hate myself. DA: Did anything get cut out that you wish had stayed in the movie? RD: A lot of stuff. The hardest part is editing and having to cut out so much stuff. Everyone is tied to certain skits that you don’t want to see go. “3.5” is going to be amazing. DA: How did some of your guest stars get involved in the filming? JA: They called and sent love letters. RD: They bugged the hell out of us. DA: Why should people see Jackass 3-D? J A : It’s a good f—-in’ time. Pick up a copy of The Daily Aztec tomorrow for an advance review of “Jackass 3-D.”


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San Diego Ballet brings classics to the stage Traditional Russian ballet ‘Firebird’ kicks off the 2010 season HUI LING THAM S TA F F W R I T E R

From classical to contemporary dance, the San Diego Ballet and its group of talented company dancers have been entertaining audiences since 1991. To celebrate its 20th anniversary season, SDB is planning to return with another season of distinct performances. The first performance that will be featured in SDB’s 2010-2011 season is “Firebird,” which is directed and choreographed by Javier Velasco, the artistic director and resident choreographer of SDB.

Those who have missed opportunities in previous years to watch these performances should not make the same mistake this season. “Firebird” is a ballet composed by Igor Stravinsky in 1910, based on Russian folk tales of the magical glowing bird. Not only does the program highlight Velasco’s modern ballet fusion choreography along with Stravinsky’s musical scores, it will also include hip-hop dance performances by Culture Shock San Diego. Even though “Firebird” was featured last season, this season’s performance will include the world premiere of two new pieces by Velasco, “Concerto Classico” and “How High The Moon.”

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Classically trained dancers Matt Carney and Meghan Lotz are among the talented performers that make up the San Diego Ballet’s 2010-2011 company.

“Firebird” will play once at 2:30 and again at 8 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. This season, SDB will also be returning with one of its classics, “The Nutcracker,” by Peter Tchaikovsky. Directed and choreographed by Robin Sherertz-Morgan and Velasco, this ballet will feature a cast of more than 100 beautifully costumed dancers leaping and soaring across the stage.

SDB will be performing “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 4 and 5 at the Birch North Park Theater, with music provided by the Grossmont Symphony. The company will then perform in the Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego on Dec. 16 and 17. Another classic returning to the stage this season is “Romeo Et Juliet” by Sergei Prokofiev. Known to be featured during Valentine’s Day weekend, this production of one of Shakespeare’s classic love tales will be perform-

ing at the Lyceum Theatre from Feb. 11 to 13. Those who have missed opportunities in previous years to watch these performances should not make the same mistake this season, as they are sure to entertain people of all ages. For more information about the programs by the San Diego Ballet or to purchase tickets, visit or call 619294-7378.



Right-wing book a bust ‘Lost Boy’ to host concert SARAH GRIECO MANAGING EDITOR

It seems everyone involved with the 2008 presidential election had something to say about it. The main players, such as Sarah Palin and David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, have already published their opinions. But now, lesserknown Meghan McCain wants to make sure she includes her two cents in her newly released book, “Dirty Sexy Politics.” On the heels of the compelling tell-all book, “Game Change,” a much worthier read by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, McCain attempts to show readers how she handled one of the most intense national campaigns in history. For two years, McCain remained mum about her opinions of Palin, in what many perceive as a way of enticing readers to pick up a copy. However, those looking for strong rhetoric against the polarizing former governor from Alaska will be very disappointed. While McCain may certainly have a charming presence on television, this book reveals her to be a bit self-centered and juvenile. It serves more as a written public outcry, emphasizing McCain is not the apparent airhead she made herself out to be in 2008. She seems to be screaming from the top of her lungs, “I’m different from other Republicans! I wear makeup and have sex and listen to punk rock!” Also, her deficient education is extremely noticeable throughout the pages. McCain,

an art history major, obviously did not study to be a writer. One cannot help but constantly attempt to edit the book littered with embarrassing grammar usage, or lack thereof. Although she attended an Ivy League university, it remains unclear whether she was admitted solely with her own merit, or because she was the daughter of a famous politician. Sadly, McCain also assumes a holierthan-thou position. She persistently mentions her paid internships, including one at the oh-so-prestigious Newsweek, reminding people she would never do an internship for free. McCain is also adamant she joined the campaign immediately after graduating not because she had nothing better to do, but because she truly believed in her father’s vision for the country. Sure. For those who are fans of McCain’s attempt to shift Republican ideology to a more progressive platform, read her columns published on the informative news website, The Daily Beast instead. This book has nothing for her few loyal followers, and she needs to work harder if she is going to permanently revolutionize the Republican Party.

Book: Dirty Sexy Politics Author: Meghan McCain Publisher: Hyperion Books Grade: C

‘80s icon Corey Feldman and his group will play at a spooky event DAVID DIXON S TA F F W R I T E R

Next Thursday, the House of Blues will be presenting an event that should appeal to horror movie fans. Iconic 1980s movie star, Corey Feldman, is hosting “The Lost Boys Ball.” It is a celebration of the popular 1987 vampire cult classic about two brothers who meet a group of violent teenage vampires. Feldman will be performing with his band, Truth Movement, which has performed in front of sold-out crowds all around America and been described as a “Pink Floyd-inspired homage to classic rock.” In addition, there will be a special theatrical screening of “The Lost Boys” original movie. The film was not only a box office success, but it helped boost the career of director Joel Schumacher. The movie also featured memorable performances from Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Feldman and the late Corey Haim. After the showing, Feldman will be taking questions from attendees. Die-hard fans of the movie will be treated to clips from the direct-to-DVD, “Lost Boys: The Thirst.” This film, the third installment of the trilogy, has Feldman reprising his

character, vampire hunter Edgar Frog. Jamison Newlander also returns as Edgar’s brother, Alan Frog. As if that wasn’t enough Halloween action, there will be a costume contest that will include plenty of prizes for the winners. The most popular costumes will probably be characters from the movie, such as the vampire leader, David, and the hero of the story, Michael. It is tough to say if “Twilight” costumes are allowed, but those individuals should enter at their own risk.

Die-hard fans of the movie will be treated to clips from the directto-DVD, ‘Lost Boys: The Thirst.’ This film, the third installment of the trilogy, has Feldman reprising his character, vampire hunter Edward Frog. The “Lost Boys Ball” should be a very fun event for people who enjoy vampire movies, music, costume parties and Feldman. For those unable to catch the show in San Diego, check out to see where the “Lost Boys Ball” will be next.


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“There’s really nice weather and it was close to the beach,” Klein said of SDSU. “And it was close enough so that I could go home if I really wanted to.” Klein had already talked to then-head coach Mark Warner and his staff during high school and conditioned in the summer for training camp. So BEAU BEARDEN when double days came S E N I O R S TA F F W R I T E R around, she was prepared and made the team. She didn’t know she would When she made the San Diego State volbe redshirting for her leyball team as a walk-on in 2008, Casey Klein was ecstatic. She really wanted first season, but it to be a part of the program and play helped her experithe sport she loved. ence both school Now, more than two years and volleyball. later, the sophomore defensive In her first seaspecialist has the same menson as an Aztec, tality even though she hasKlein had her n’t been the most active best performplayer on SDSU’s roster. ance against “It’s been well worth Wyoming it,” Klein said of her with a seatime as an Aztec. “Playing s on-high time is something that everyfive digs and a one wants, but you have to do service ace in what you have to do for the team. If SDSU’s 3-2 win. it’s not on the court, then it’s bringWhile her playing ing energy or helping someone else time hasn’t increased out (off the court).” much this year, she still Klein first started playing volleyball in fourth grade, but athletics looks forward to getting were in her family’s genes well before on the court. This won’t that. Her father, Gary, played baseball change this weekend, as the and competed in the minor leagues. Aztecs play a non-conferThen, during Klein’s childhood, he ence game against Seattle began a career as a sportswriter and at 7 p.m. on Friday in is now covering USC football for Peterson Gym. the Los Angeles Times. So not sur“When I do get playprisingly, Klein and her brothers ing time, to me that’s just were playing sports practically the greatest feeling when they were in diapers. ever,” Klein said. “I just When it came time for Klein savor every second to decide on a college, she had a that I get … the things number of options close to that you learn from home in Pasadena or something being on a team sport a little farther away. After some will help me the rest of thought, she decided she would Courtesy of SDSU Athletics move to San Diego. my life.”

Despite minimal playing time, Klein is looking to help SDSU in every way



W H E N : 7 p.m. on Friday W H E R E : Peterson Gym W H Y T O W A T C H : SDSU faces off against Seattle in a non-confer-

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Losses for the Aztecs this year


Wins in Mountain West play this season


Losses in MWC play this year


Wins at home this season


Losses at home this year


Win on the road this season


Losses on the road this year

Advanced Test Preparation

Advanced Test Preparation

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The ink-stained beginning


ome nights I just lie there and listen to you breathing. I know the songs of your snoring, and I find myself humming them when the house is too quiet. It soothes me and reminds me of how there is nothing else in this world I would rather fall asleep to. The rain hadn’t stopped for five days. I trudged through the flooded sidewalk, ankle deep in city street rainwater. I focused in on the timely squeaking of my red rain boots, hoping to distract myself from how helplessly cold I was. My bare hand slid onto the brass doorknob of the coffee shop, and I took relief in the smell of the warm coffee as I made my way to the counter to order. I waited for the barista to finish her other orders and noticed the familiar faces from my frequent stops. Double-shot-espresso man was absentmindedly leaning against the brick wall. He was layered in his old wool camisole and too-distressed jeans. He likes to read The New York Times, and always leaves it in a crumpled mess on the back corner couch. On the far right side of the shop, I saw the redhead there, too. She ordered a two-pump white mocha


while her lace bows bounced on the ends of her fiery French braids. But there was a new face I hadn’t seen before, a gentle-looking man tucked away in the very last studio table fervently marking stacks of papers with a red felt-tip pen. The way he sliced at them like a medical intern attacking a cadaver made me reconsider if he could be even remotely decent. If someone did that to my writing, I might die. “Venti Decaf Chai,” the barista called. My wet boots squeaked against the porcelain tile as I made my way toward the counter. Almost simultaneously, a slight vibration tingled against my leg, as my purse began to ring. Blindly I sent my hand into the bottomless pit of my purse, desperately trying to silence the chime so I wouldn’t annoy my muted peers in the café. Rummaging through the keys and ChapStick, I silenced it, as my other empty arm reached for my long-awaited prize. My hand found the cup but something else as well. A few rough fingers were already wrapped around the base of my white mug. Our touch – a shock.

It felt like electric magnetism, and it almost knocked me down. The sleepy jazz music faded. I could feel my heart pulsating all the way in the soles of my feet, and the small of my back began to sweat slightly. “You have good taste,” he told me. My eyes jumped from the blackness of my purse and onto the red-inked hand resting on my tea. I didn’t even need to see your face then, but when I did, my fingers tightened on top of yours. I stare at the same red-inked hand now. It lies intertwined and resting with my own. I can still feel my heartbeat in the soles of my feet, and it keeps me awake most nights. I’ll occasionally catch myself gazing at you, studying your softly moonlit face, and wonder what it must be like to live behind those green eyes. But you’re always so restless; you sleep like you’re awake, and it always stretches the hours. It was too long ago that we said goodnight.


TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (10/13/10) Mental activity this year incorporates undeniable insight and logic. Merge the two and shape your will to achieve practical success.You may take a very different direction from what you first planned.That's all right. Different may be just what you need. 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 7 Combine creative effort with your favorite person.Two heads are better than one when solving today's tasks. Don't spin your wheels alone. TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) - Today is a 6 - Get your associates to focus on work early in the day. If you wait until later, you lose valuable rhythm. Listen to ideas from the oldest team member. GEMINI (May 21 - June 21) - Today is a 7 Co-workers must act as a unit to achieve best results today. Blend your talents into your projects.You achieve almost seamless results. CANCER (June 22 - July 22) - Today is a 6 Someone grabs the leadership position and causes some stress.To maintain creative output, remind them of their core commitments. Acknowledge the team. LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22) - Today is a 6 Focus intensely on the creative aspects of your work at home today. Don't worry about practical outcomes just now.There's time enough for that tomorrow.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) - Today is a 6 If you want to climb a mountain today, make sure to bring all necessary equipment. Fresh air and good company make the day sweet. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) - Today is a 6 Take extra time with your appearance today. A difficult task seems easier when you know you look your best. Relax at home in private celebration. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) - Today is a 10 - Today you see the value of recent efforts. Stress eases when you see the light at the end of the tunnel.Take care with written communications. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) - Today is a 5 - Passionate dreams come true today, by combining efforts with a trusted group. If everyone works together, you get the desired results. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) - Today is a 7 - Group members see the value of major changes to a project already in motion. Stick to practical procedures to get your part done. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) - Today is a 5 - Hopefully, you have the supplies to utilize your talents.The results are so great that they move others to tears.This is a good thing. PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20) - Today is a 7 A group member decides to grab the chief's role. Go along with this for today in order to get anything done. Make logical changes for best effect. © 2010,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES INC.

—Alyssa Clark is an English sophomore. —This piece of fiction does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Daily Aztec.





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Staff Photographer Stephen Finlayson took this captivating shot of an electric blue eye. Be glad the world of “1984” doesn’t really exist, or else this thing would probably be everywhere. Or maybe this is just the beginning ...























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