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Interactive Exhibit Highlights Water Plight Statewide drought calls for increased conservation, knowledge Nicolas Sonnenburg Associate reporter
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in California as a result of the recent scarcity of rainfall so severe that experts speculate it could be the driest season on record. Recently, Santa Clara joined the discussion to raise awareness about the issue. A new exhibit at the university’s de Saisset Museum explores the history of water concerns in the Santa Clara Valley and attempts to facilitate discussion about this topic. Commissioned by the de Saisset, “Sip. Do Not Gulp.” chronicles the history of water and its relationship to food production in the Santa Clara Valley from the time of the Ohlone people, through the Spanish mission period and up to its current manifestation: the Silicon Valley. French artist Michele Guieu completed the featured mural, a painting that stretches across three walls of an exhibit room in the de Saisset, in a week and a half. The piece is part of a larger program sponsored by the San Jose Museum of Art — a series of exhibits entitled “Around the Table,” which focuses on food consumption. The exhibit, which opened on the same day as Brown’s declaration of emergency, is especially pertinent now. “Food and water are very interconnected,” said Lindsey Kouvaris, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the de Saisset Museum. See MURAL, Page 3
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Freshmen Veronica Ribeiro and Teddy Thorogood contribute to an interactive exhibit in the de Saisset Museum. “Sip. Do Not Gulp.” provides a historical perspective of the abundance — or lack — of water in the Bay Area, a relevant topic considering the continuing drought and resulting state of emergency declared in California.
Shared Governance Grievances Submitted at Meeting Controversy over university health insurance persists Nick Ostiller
The Santa Clara Two months ago, Santa Clara’s Faculty Senate passed a resolution opposing previous changes in the university’s health care policy. A meeting Wednesday between the Faculty Senate and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees furthered formal discussion regarding an appeal of the removal of elective abortion coverage.
The meeting, which took place in the Walsh Admistration Building, was followed by a separate deliberation session involving only the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. The controversy dates back to last October, when Santa Clara President Michael Engh, S.J. announced the healthcare decision in a letter sent out to university employees. According to a Jan. 27 letter to the Executive Committee signed by Faculty Senate President Juliana Chang, 215 of the 304 Faculty Senate members who voted on the December resolution decided that the change in health care insurance was “not in conformance with the University’s shared governance structure and (was) therefore invalid.”
Seattle’s Super Sunday Seahawks hoist Lombardi Trophy after rout SPORTS, PAGE 7
Santa Clara’s system of shared governance, which was instituted in the mid-1990s, is a collaborative method that administration, faculty, staff and students utilize to promote broad consultation in decision-making. In 2011, the Western Accrediting Commission for Schools and Colleges concluded that Santa Clara had “adopted an innovative and engaging process for shared governance that requires continued attention to how it operates,” according to a statement by the organization’s Educational Effectiveness Review team. “(Engh’s decision) didn’t go through any of that form of shared governance, either in terms of the procedure, in terms of consultation,” said Jane Curry, a political science
professor and founding member of the WASC Working Group for Governance and Communication, a university task force charged with redefining shared governance at Santa Clara. In response to the general outcry, the university released a statement explaining that Engh “is charged with carrying out the University’s mission and upholding its identity as a Jesuit, Catholic university. Central to its Catholic identity is the conviction that the sanctity of human life is a core value that grounds our commitment to social justice.” Wednesday’s meeting was the latest development in an ongoing effort to appeal and reverse the policy change. Besides faculty voicing opposi-
tion to the decision in open forums and student-sponsored “Teach-Ins” during the weeks following the decision, the flurry of grievances has also led to recent faculty resignations. Last month, Professors Daniel Ostrov and Barbara Molony stepped down in protest from their posts as Santa Clara faculty representatives on the WASC Working Group for Governance and Communication, according to Curry. The Executive Committee intends to make a recommendation regarding the university’s healthcare coverage to the Board of Trustees at a Feb. 14 meeting, according to Chang. Contact Nick Ostiller at nostiller@ scu.edu or call (408) 554-4849.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
WORLD ROUNDUP Serving Santa Clara University Since 1922 ••• Volume 93, Issue 13 •••
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Nick Ostiller
MANAGING EDITOR Vishakha Joshi EDITORS
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Mallory Miller Jonathan Tomczak Summer Meza Brendan Weber Malu Veltze Jena McDougall Ryan Daly REPORTERS
Lauren Bonney Dan Hanower Naushaba Khan Sophie Mattson Ivan Munoz Eryn Olson Sydney Sanchez Tyler Scott Victoria Yu PHOTOGRAPHERS
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Allison Wan DIGITAL EDITOR
1. Red Light Secrets Museum opens in Amsterdam: On any given evening, thousands of tourists stroll down the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam’s famed Red Light District, gawking at ladies in lingerie who work behind windows, making their living by selling sex for money. Now a small educational museum is opening Thursday in the heart of the district to show reality from the other side of the glass. Organizer Melcher de Wind says the Red Light Secrets Museum is for those who want to learn more about how the area works without actually
visiting a prostitute. It’s located in a former brothel, one of the narrow buildings typical of Amsterdam. Visitors enter the museum by passing a hologram of a beckoning prostitute. Then the displays attempt to place prostitutes as part of society. A short film shows the many people who work with the prostitutes cleaning or repairing their rooms, doing their laundry, or running over to their windows with coffee or food during shifts. From AP Reports.
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2. Jordanians worry about fallout from Mideast peace: Israelis and Palestinians may be hugely skeptical about the U.S.-led peace negotiations their leaders have been roped into, but the Jordanians seem worried that they actually might succeed. The kingdom is already home to the largest Palestinian population outside the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Jordanian lawmakers and others fear an accord might lead to a new influx of refugees. The kingdom, a key U.S. ally, is watching warily as Secretary of State John Kerry brokers the secretive
talks. Protests have broken out, the media brims with disaster scenarios and lawmakers have held debate. “Jordan stands today at a dangerous crossroad because it will be a victim of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal,” warned tribal lawmaker Abdul-Karim Dughmi. “I do not trust Mr. Kerry because his country is biased toward the Zionists and their expansionist plans to usurp the remaining Palestinian lands in the West Bank and force more Palestinian refugees onto Jordan.” From AP Reports.
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Alcohol/ Drug Violation 1/31: CSS responded to Graham Hall to assist a Residence Life staff member in investigating a marijuana odor in a resident’s room. A student and a guest admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking alcoholic beverages in the room. The marijuana, paraphernalia and alcoholic beverages were confiscated and disposed of. 1/31: CSS responded to Nobili Hall to investigate a report of marijuana odor coming from a resident’s room. A medicine bottle containing marijuana reminants, a small pipe and alcoholic beverages were found in the room. They were confiscated and disposed of.
Alcohol Related Medical Emergency 2/1: A campus resident was reported intoxicated and unconscious in her room. CSS, SCU EMS, SCFD and SCPD responded. She was transported to Kaiser Hospital by paramedics. Notifications were made. 2/2: A campus resident was reported intoxicated and vomiting blood in his room. CSS, SCU EMS and SCFD responded. He was transported to a hospital by a private vehicle. 2/2: A campus resident was reported intoxicated and unconscious in her room. CSS and SCU EMS responded. She was well enough to remain
in her room under the care of a friend.
Drunk in Public 1/31: An intoxicated non-affiliate male was reported yelling outside of Sanfilippo Hall. CSS and SCPD responded. He was taken into custody for drunk in public by SCPD.
Hit and Run Traffic Accident 1/29: CSS and SCPD responded to the third floor of the Parking Structure to document a hit and run. Apparently a vehicle backed into another vehicle and drove off. 2/1: A vehicle was reportedly found damaged while parked in the Dunne Hall lot. An investigation was conducted.
Medical Emergency 2/3: A student fell off his bicycle when he swerved to avoid a car backing up on Lafayette Street. He suffered an injury to his arm and shoulder. He walked his bike back to campus to request medical assistance.
Student Behavior 1/29: An intoxicated student was using profanity while randomly touching other people at the basketball game in Leavey Center. CSS ejected
the student from the facility and a friend walked the student home. 1/31: An intoxicated Graham Hall resident caused a disturbance after he fled from an offcampus residence while Santa Clara Paramedics attempted to provide him medical care after it was reported that he was passed out on the street. CSS and EMS later contacted the resident and escorted him safely to his room. 1/31: CSS observed a non-resident student and an unidentified individual vandalize the Benson Fountain by placing soap in the fountain. The student was uncooperative and SCPD were contacted for assistance.
Vandalism 1/29: Graffiti and a broken beer bottle were found in the first-floor men’s restroom of the Engineering Building. 2/2: An intoxicated student was reported kicking parked cars in the Benson Memorial Center parking lot. CSS and SCPD responded. The student was taken into custody for public intoxication by SCPD. 2/2: One of the bike rack loops at the Leavey Center bike racks was found vandalized. 2/3: A pole supporting a young tree was found vandalized on the east side of Swig Hall. From Campus Safety reports. Email news@ thesantaclara.org.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
Students Perform to Support Heart Health
Teams choreograph dances to entertain audience Eryn Olson
The Santa Clara High energy enveloped St. Clare’s Church this past Thursday during the Alpha Phi sorority’s annual talent show, Star Search. The event was the biggest it has ever been this year, featuring 35 teams and more than 500 participants. Various organizations, including Greek houses, sports teams and oncampus groups, performed dance routines to musical medleys. “People are beginning to get a little stressed with midterms and group projects,” said senior Niki Petroff, vice president of marketing for Star Search. “Star Search is a good way for people to forget about school for a few hours, let loose and
just have a good time.” Students cheered and fistpumped for the Pike Seniors team, which took home the first-place prize. The Alpha Delta Pi juniors team placed second in the competition followed by Emergency Medical Service staff, which placed third. Judges scored teams based on choreography, costumes, creativity and Alpha Phi spirit. EMS received a standing ovation after its routine. Tickets sold for $7, and Star Search raised over $12,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation to support women’s heart health. The Santa Clara Alpha Phi chapter has sponsored Star Search for over 30 years. “We are extremely proud of our contributions to the Alpha Phi Foundation,” said Petroff. “But I think I speak for the entire chapter when I say we are also proud of the way Star Search brings so many people together from all over the university.” Contact Eryn Olson at eolson@scu. edu or call (408) 554-4852.
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Greek organizations, university sports teams and clubs helped Alpha Phi raise over $12,000 by entering the annual talent show, Star Search. Of the 35 teams, Pike Seniors placed first, Alpha Delta Pi juniors placed second and Emergency Medical Staff placed third.
Mural Depicts Changes in Silicon Valley Continued from Page 1
That was the driving idea behind this installment. The mural starts at one end with the lush Santa Clara Valley that the Ohlone people inhabited and slowly transitions into images of the industrialized Silicon Valley we know today. Between these two images, it is shown how the arrival of the European settlers marked the beginning of excessive irrigation and
agriculture production. “This water issue is something that is serious,” said Kouvaris. “It affects all of us and it’s been here for a long time and people just don’t care, or don’t know. It’s really amazing and a little bit scary.” The center wall holds a screen that plays a documentary composed of interviews with various experts on water use in modern society. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to share strategies for saving water by
writing them on small blue plates and posting them along the mural. The interactive exhibit invites visitors to partake in the water discussion, which has already impacted campus life. The Facilities Department has been working to fix leaks and cut back on general water usage in an attempt to decrease consumption by 20 percent. Lindsey Kalkbrenner, director of the Center for Sustainability on campus, is calling on all students to
help reduce overall water usage and provide tips that everyone can use to make a difference. “Every time we turn on a light, we’re using water,” said Kalkbrenner, who encourages students to use the water footprint calculation tool on the Center for Sustainability’s website to figure out where to cut back. Water may be a top political issue in the near future with the way things are headed.
Last Friday, state officials announced that local agencies will no longer receive water from the state’s diminishing reserves starting in the spring, a decision that affects approximately 25 million people in California. The mural will be on display until March 16. Contact Nicolas Sonnenburg at email@example.com. Dan Hanower contributed to this report.
New Program to Promote Self -Esteem
Graduate School of Theology
Master of Arts in Youth Ministry
Cowell tests effectiveness of online survey Naushaba Khan
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Doug Fields, M.Div. Author / Youth Leader
It is not unusual for college students to be concerned about body images, especially with the media bombarding young consumers with flawless pictures of photoshopped models and celebrities. The Cowell Center is recruiting students to take part in a study to promote healthier eating habits, improve general fitness and encourage positive body esteem. “The purpose of the study,” said Dr. Marie Herbert, assistant director of Counseling and Psychological Services, “is to determine if an Internet-based program is effective for reducing eating disorder risk factors and the onset of eating disorders in college students.” Sophomore Lauren McCormick has heard her friends constantly complain about their bodies throughout her teenage years. “This anxiety over body image has led (my friends) to take extreme measures to try to alter their bodies in ways that are not healthy,” said McCormick. “It is very important that students have this type of program available to promote self-awareness rather than self-consciousness.”
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Powerful. Flexible. Practical. Azusa Pacific’s biblically centered Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM) program prepares men and women for the specialized field of youth and family ministry. Learn from leading experts Study under thought leaders in youth and family ministry, such as Jim Burns, Doug Fields, and Mark DeVries. Flexible format Choose from online courses and one-week summer intensives, or a traditional classroom setting. Hands-on experience Intentional integration of academic and experiential components enhances learning and advances your career.
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Some students participated in a pilot study preceding the ongoing research. This precursor concluded that utilizing interactive technological programs to promote healthier body images and mental states is promising. Last spring, researchers at Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis specifically requested Counseling and Psychological Services to include Santa Clara students in the study. Santa Clara’s Institutional Review Board approved of the university’s participation in the study in January 2014 and has agreed to allow the research to continue for three years. Student participants over the age of 18 will be asked to complete a five-minute onscreen questionnaire. This confidential survey will ask questions about participants’ weight and shape concerns, psychological health, eating behaviors and attitudes, and coping mechanisms. The programming options will be tailored to individual participants based on the results. The participants will be organized into four categories of risk factors for eating disorders. Herbert says the goal is to have at least 25 female students from Santa Clara complete the program every year. The program is expected to launch in full gear. Contact Naushaba Khan at email@example.com or call (408) 554-4852.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
A Day in the Life of Bucky the Bronco Student reflects on his experience as school mascot John Flynn
Associate Reporter Imagine walking around in an outfit made of synthetic fur that blankets you with enough warmth to last a night in Siberia, except that you are in a sweaty gym filled with drunk college students, sugar-fueled middle-schoolers and overly friendly toddlers. Now imagine that despite these conditions, you have to dance, take pictures with strangers you can barely see and keep a positive attitude during a game where your team is losing by 10, all in addition to being unable to talk. If your imagination is sufficient, you now have an idea of what it is like behind the mask of Bucky the Bronco. I wore the mascot costume and despite the hellish conditions I just laid out, it was not that bad. First off, I had no training at all. The time between finding out I was going to be in the suit and actually being in the suit was about 24 hours. I interacted with young children the most. They were either terrified or delighted by my presence. If terrified, they cowered behind the nearest adult until they were certain that I wasn’t going to take them back to my lair. If delighted, they attempted to high-five me into submission. Happy youngsters were defi-
nitely my biggest fans, even though I nearly kicked several especially puny kids because I couldn’t see them, which would have put a real damper on the evening. Middle-schoolers either treated me like I was a celebrity and yelled for my attention like reporters, or they made fun of the muscles that the mascot had, which oddly hurt my feelings. Parents were overly grateful for pictures. I’m guessing this was because of the pity they felt for me. College girls liked to take pictures they could post to Instagram, which I didn’t understand because it was a picture with a sweaty guy in a horse costume. In fact, many jokes have been made about how sweaty people get when they are inside the suits. They are all true. My hair was dripping wet after 15 minutes. Every time I took off the head, it was like going from the Vietnam jungles to evergreen forests of Oregon. The job of the mascot seems easy, but two hours is a long time to be on display. When I didn’t know what to do, I would just do an over-the-top reaction to whatever was happening, and it seemed to play well with the crowd. Wardrobe malfunctions are a whole different story with this costume. Seeing the suit without anyone in it is depressing. It’s a lifeless corpse with an unblinking head staring off into the cold void of eternity. Once when I looked up, my throat was revealed from underneath the costume and a kid touched it. It was easily the most violated I’ve ever felt.
Another time, I accidentally elbowed a man in the head who was sitting court-side. Despite my profuse apologies, he stared me down with furious anger. I’ve never hated anyone more than I hated him for hating the mascot. I imagined losing all respect from my future teenage children when they find out about this. People, for the most part, had no idea how to react to me. They basically just repeated anything I did at them. Someone asked me if I could talk, and I didn’t really how to how to respond. When I would answer questions, I had three responses. I would either nod my head “Yes” or “No,” or shrug my shoulders to mysteriously answer open-ended questions. One kid showed me a Bucky the Bronco stuffed animal that he bought. He was so excited to show me and when I flipped out in true mascot fashion, he was so happy that it made my night. All in all, it was an interesting feeling of freedom, because I was no longer myself: I was the mascot. The shield of anonymity meant I could do whatever I wanted and not feel the slightest bit of shame. I’m pretty sure that I don’t want to become “the mascot guy,” but on the occasional evening, I am willing to earn my minimum wage by putting on a furry suit and acting a fool for a few hours. Hell, it’s better than making french fries. Contact John Flynn at jfflynn@scu. edu.
CULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA PUTS MODERN TWIST ON TRADITION
ASHLEY CABRERA — THE SANTA CLARA
Jumping around in a giant horse suit may seem like an easy job, but an evening as Santa Clara’s mascot brings many challenges and unexpected experiences as well.
Sophomores Celebrated Academic milestone marked with new traditional event Victoria Yu
The Santa Clara
KEVIN BOEHNLEIN — THE SANTA CLARA
The Asian Pacific-Islander Student Union brought the traditional Taiwanese night markets to campus on Saturday. Students gathered in Locatelli Student Activity Center to enjoy everything from food and games to a performance by a cappella group Measure Up, pictured above. Other clubs from the Multicultural Center joined in the festivities with booths.
Santa Clara focuses a great deal on welcoming and assisting freshmen while providing resources geared toward juniors and seniors, but sophomores may feel somewhat neglected. For the first time in campus history, “Halfway To Graduation” will celebrate the class of 2016, an event made possible by student leaders who wish to give back to their sophomore class in a unique way. The student leaders hope to create a shared experience, instill class pride and enable classmates to connect with one another during this exciting time as students. Since fall 2013, the student leaders have met weekly, working hard to collaborate and plan a truly memorable event for the sophomore class. Two guest speakers — Elspeth Rossetti, director of the Career Center, and Pancho Jiménez, senior lecturer from the Art and Art History Department — will share stories about their own experiences and answer student-submitted questions. They will also speak on how to
stay inspired and motivated. Lead organizer of the event Heather Dumas-Dyer said that afterward “the room will transform into an amazing collection of activities.” Sophomores can look forward to enjoying live music from local poprock band Exit 11, taking photo booth pictures, making a “bucky” or bucket list, writing on an inspiration wall and throwing paint on a canvas to create a collective piece of art from the sophomore class. The sophomore class motto will also be announced, and many free items such as class t-shirts, water bottles, stickers, drinks, food catered by Bon Appétit and ice cream sponsored by Mission City Creamery will be available. The event will also hold a competition in which the Residential Learning Community with the largest number of attendees at the event will win a trip to Sky High, free transportation included. In Dumas-Dyer’s words, the celebration is ultimately “about honoring this moment in time when (sophomores are) almost halfway to graduation, because (college) is really about the experience.” All sophomores are invited to attend “Halfway to Graduation” tonight in the Locatelli Activity Center at 7 p.m. Contact Victoria Yu at vyu@scu. edu or call (408) 554-4852.
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Thursday, February 6, 2014
TOP REASONS TO LEAVE YOUR COUCH 2/6 | THURSDAY
What is your favorite Winter Olympics event?
“Bastards of the Party” Documentary Screening Time: 8:30 p.m. Location: Campus Ministry, Large Conference Room Why Go? Join the Multicultural Center and Ethnic Studies Club as they watch and discuss a documentary about gang violence in the Los Angeles area.
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2/10 | MONDAY
Buddy Lorentz, ’15
LinkedIn Lab Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Career Center Why Go? Drop in and get the help you need on your LinkedIn profile, get a professional picture taken for the site, learn how to best network and search for jobs or internships.
2/8 | SATURDAY
Claire Parchem, ’16
“The one where they’re on the little sleds — Bobsledding!”
SCU Presents: “Images” Time: 8 p.m. Location: Mayer Theatre Why Go? This kaleidoscope of dance and movement is back by popular demand. “Images” is a stunning production of original jazz, as well as modern and classical ballet, featuring choreography by some of Santa Clara’s finest faculty and student performing artists.
2/9 | SUNDAY Liturgy Time: 10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Location: Mission Church
Freshman and Sophomore Internship Search Strategies Workshop Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Location: Career Center Why Go? If you want to gain an edge on your professional development as an underclassman and begin to explore career path options through an internship, then come learn more about professional messaging and recruitment fair preparation.
2/12 WEDNESDAY Valentine’s Day Crafting Time: 9 p.m. Location: The Bronco Why Go? The Activities Programming Board brings you the chance to prepare for
Valentine’s Day the old-fashioned way — making arts and crafts for the ones you love. To suggest events for the calendar please contact Summer Meza at sameza@ scu.edu.
2/11 | TUESDAY Valentine Grams Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Location: Benson Memorial Center Why Go? Help Camp Kesem spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sending a Valentine Gram to your friend, roommate or other loved ones. All proceeds go toward Camp Kesem. A rose is included with a card in which you can write a special message to your Valentine for its delivery on Feb. 14. Cost: $2
Lauren’s Locales: Diversifying Weekend Events Matt Doherty, ’15
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Goldstar is a handy website that makes it easy to find discounted events and activities. Get into Santa Clara basketball games for as little as $5, a full half off the face value.
Andrea Rangel, ’15
The Santa Clara It is often difficult for students to leave the Santa Clara bubble and enjoy a night out, especially when on a budget. While being a fiscally responsible young adult is commendable, sometimes it feels like being stuck in a routine.
One of the most useful tools to get out of this routine is to sign up with Goldstar online. Goldstar is a unique site that has a running list of hot, new events around the Bay Area. It not only offers new ideas about things to do and see, but also provides extremely discounted tickets to various events
that are usually cheaper than any price offered on competitive sites like Living Social or Groupon. The website is able to slash ticket prices to half their original cost, allowing frugal theater-goers, musiclovers and sports fans an opportunity to enjoy some of the area’s best forms of entertainment. The home page of Goldstar allows users to search for events by categories, such as comedy, nightlife or gift ideas. You do have to create a new account or log on through your Facebook account to use the site, but it is completely free and will surely prove to be worth the minimal effort that it takes to sign up. Goldstar’s home page usually has a lineup of the week’s biggest events in the Bay Area, which may include awesome seats to the newest Cirque du Soliel show, entrance into a new museum exhibit or an opportunity to attend a comedy show. Whatever you are passionate about or interested in trying, Goldstar probably has it. The site also tailors your experience to your past interests. This means the more you utilize Gold-
star, the better the site will be able to customize featured activities and tickets that are sure to strike your fancy. If nothing catches your eye on the main home page, just click on the “Find Events” tab and either search for upcoming events or activities by keyword, date or category, and Goldstar is sure to have something amazing for you to do at a great price this weekend. Sports fans, be sure to keep an eye out for discounted tickets to upcoming games. And for all you foodies, Goldstar offers great discounts for gastronomical adventures of all kinds. Goldstar is all about getting out and trying new, interesting things in the world of live entertainment, something that most college students enjoy. With a site like Goldstar there is really no excuse not to go out and explore. So sign up today and have great fun on a low budget. Contact Lauren Bonney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 554-4852.
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WOMEN’S WATER POLO DIVES IN FOR NEW SEASON
Men's Basketball Team Gonzaga (No. 23) Brigham Young San Francisco Saint Mary’s Pepperdine Portland San Diego Pacific Loyola Marymount Santa Clara
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WCC 10-1 7-4 7-4 6-4 6-5 5-6 4-7 3-7 3-8 3-8
Overall 20-3 15-9 14-9 16-7 13-10 13-10 13-11 12-9 11-12 10-14
WCC 10-1 8-3 7-4 7-4 6-5 5-6 4-6 3-7 3-8 1-9
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Women’s Basketball Team Gonzaga (No. 15) Saint Mary’s San Diego Brigham Young Pacific Portland Loyola Marymount Santa Clara San Francisco Pepperdine
Women’s Water Polo Team California Baptist Pacific San Diego State Loyola Marymount Santa Clara Azuza Pacific Fresno Pacific *Golden Coast Conference
UPCOMING GAMES Men's Basketball Santa Clara @ Brigham Young Santa Clara @ San Diego
Thu. 2/6 8:00 p.m. Sat. 2/8 8:00 p.m.
Women's Basketball Brigham Young @ Santa Clara San Diego @ Santa Clara
Redshirt sophomore Julia Peters attempts a shot against the University of Michigan. The Broncos took down the No. 13 Wolverines in upset fashion, winning 11-10 on Friday. Santa Clara emerged from its opening weekend of play with a 2-1 record and will continue play this weekend in San Diego.
Seahawks Soar To First Title
Super Bowl result surprises Santa Clara students Ivan Munoz
The Santa Clara Thu. 2/6 7:00 p.m. Sat. 2/8 2:00 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo Santa Clara @ UCSD Triton Invite Santa Clara @ UCSD Triton Invite Santa Clara @ UCSD Triton Invite Stanford @ Santa Clara
MALU VELTZE — THE SANTA CLARA
Sat. 2/8 TBA Sat. 2/8 10:40 a.m. Sun. 2/9 TBA Wed. 2/12 4:00 p.m.
BRONCO BRIEFS Women’s Water Polo The women’s water polo team dove into the pool for the opening games of the season this past weekend, winning two of three matches. “Overall, it was a great start to the season for us and we’re excited to see how we grow from here,” said sophomore driver Erin Sheridan. The Broncos suffered a loss against No. 6 University of Hawaii, 13-8, on Thursday. They returned to the pool the following day and upset No. 13 University of Michigan, 11-10. Riding its success from Friday, Santa Clara defeated California State University, Monterey Bay by eight goals on Saturday, 14-6. “We have a great group of girls this year that really want to prove it to other teams, and ourselves, that we can go all the way,” said senior Kaitlin Murphy.
Men’s Club Volleyball Undefeated so far in its season, the men’s club volleyball team is off to a fast start. The squad has won its first four games of the season, all in three sets. In April, the team hopes to be playing in National Collegiate Volleyball Federation championships. “We’ve been working really hard,” said Gregory Coffelt. “We could win nationals this year.”
Women’s Club Lacrosse The women’s club lacrosse team defeated California State University, Chico on Saturday by a score of 18-3 to open up its 2014 campaign. “We have high expectations for this season and want to earn our place as one of the top teams in the nation,” said Team Captain Emily Schultz. “We work incredibly hard to develop and maintain our skills.”
In dominating fashion, the Seattle Seahawks ran away from the Denver Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday and went on to capture their first Lombardi Trophy by a wide margin, 43-8. “I, nor did anybody, see a blowout coming,” said Seattle fan and junior Ty Vanherweg. “I did expect to see the Seahawks pull it out because I have always believed that defense is what wins championships, but this game was the result of one team being ready while the other wasn’t.” Denver fan and junior Brendan Tran expressed his discontent with how Sunday’s clash turned out. “Being a Broncos fan, I am extremely disappointed with the game itself,” said Tran. “It was a forgettable Super Bowl. I certainly did not expect the Broncos to lose, let alone by such a wide margin.” The loud crowd, in addition to players’ nerves, caused the Broncos to give up a safety on the very first offensive play of the game. It was downhill from there for Denver. The American Football Conference champions failed to establish any
sort of offensive rhythm, and the Seahawks took advantage. Junior Franky Petersen was disheartened to see the Seahawks come out victorious. “I am personally a (San Francisco 49ers) fan, so I was rooting for the Broncos,” said Peterson. “It was disappointing to see Peyton Manning unable to perform at the high level that he demonstrates from week to week.” Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, on
“I, nor did anybody, see a blowout coming.” the other hand, took the field and certainly did not throw away any opportunity. The Seahawks’ offensive unit racked up 22 points after two quarters and were able to hold the top-ranked Denver offense scoreless. The second half started in similar fashion to how the game began as a whole — with a Seattle score. The Seahawks’ Percy Harvin found a crease in the kickoff coverage and burst down the field for a touchdown. “I thought there was still hope after
halftime, but that kickoff touchdown sealed the deal,” said Tran. That return increased the deficit to 29 and dug the Broncos into an even larger hole. “I think one of the major problems was that the Broncos were unable to stay on the field,” Tran said. “Due to a high amount of turnovers, the Broncos’ defense became weary and as a result of that they were unable to make plays and the offense was unable to create scoring opportunities in order to stay in the game.” Senior Keli Demertzis was unhappy with the game throughout. “The game was so boring that I could do my homework while watching it,” said Demertzis. Vanherweg also commented on the rout. “I obviously enjoyed seeing my Seahawks defy critics with their dominant performance,” said Vanherweg, “but I could see why a majority of America turned off their TVs by halftime.” Despite the contest being a blowout Vanherweg was excited to see his favorite team win a title. “When Paul Allen, Pete Carroll, (Wilson) and Malcolm Smith all held the championship trophy, I felt pure ecstasy,” he said. “The Seahawks are now ready to start a dynasty and be a top contender for the Lombardi for at least the next six years.” Contact Ivan Munoz at email@example.com or call (408) 554-4852.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK June Afshar Women’s Water Polo The senior blocked 18 shots over the weekend, helping the women’s water polo team win two out of its first three matches of the season. What was it like as a team defeating the No. 13-ranked team in the nation? I think having a huge win so early in our season is great because
it really sets the tone for how we want the rest of the season to progress. What are some of the goals the team has this year? In addition to winning conference, another big goal we have is getting ranked in the top 20.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
International Tennis Players Serve Answers
Men’s Tennis Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Women’s Tennis Hometown: Grenoble, France
Men’s Tennis Hometown: Novosibirsk, Russia
How does Australia compare to Northern California? It’s actually quite similar. It’s a lot more similar than you’d think. Blue sky, good weather, the girls – exactly the same. Any big differences? You drive on the other side of the road. You guys drive on the other side of the car. You guys start drinking at 21. We start drinking at 18. We don’t really have this whole college system. Obviously we have universities and stuff, but we don’t have intercollegiate sports, sporting matches and stuff like that. What do you like the most about going to school in the United States and playing a sport here? Just the sport, it’s super expensive but I like playing and being around the boys all the time. Do you like being far from home or do you miss it? I miss home every day. I miss everyone back there, but I have stuff to do here. What do you miss the most? All my mates, all 30 of them, and I miss my house. And my parents. I miss my parents. Do you have a nickname on the team? “Ginge,” “Ginger.” “Wham-O” is what my dad calls me. My dad doesn’t call me ‘Ginger’ so often.
How does France compare to Northern California? What are some big differences?
You’re from Russia, a long way away, so how do you like Northern California?
I would say that the biggest difference is the whole university system. College does not exist in France. The whole system after high school is completely different. The weather is really different as well as the food.
I definitely like the weather compared to my hometown. It’s really good, really warm here.
How did you hear about Santa Clara, and why did you choose to come here?
The weather compared to my hometown is probably the biggest difference. It’s really cold and there’s a lot of snow. There’s a little different culture, a lot of fast foods. I’m the biggest fan of Chipotle. It’s pretty much the only place I really miss when I leave the country. I love it.
I wanted to go to school in the U.S. because of the opportunity we have here to play tennis and to get an education in the same time and the same place. In France, you can’t really handle both. You have to choose between either your sport or studying. What do you like most about going to school and playing a sport here? The opportunity I have to play my passion next to my best friends and that every single day, surrounded by palm trees, the sound of water — coming from the water polo team practicing near to us — and a big sun heating up my face. Life could be harder. I love my teammates. They are like my family here. I could not have asked for a better group of girls.
What do you like most about going to school here in America and playing a sport? I love the system that they have here, the school and athletics. It’s amazing. I wish we had something like that in Russia, but that’s never going to happen, so this is amazing. These facilities and stuff — just awesome. Do you like being far from home? Do you miss it? I’m kind of used to it. I’ve been traveling most my life, but yeah, I miss my friends and family, but it’s fine. They understand it. It’s for the better, I guess.
How do you like the food here and what do you miss about French food?
Was it hard for you to get used to the U.S. or has being here a lot helped that?
As I said, I miss the food back home a lot. It is really different. There is a bunch of stuff that I cannot find here: varied kind of cheese, bread and — oh, I was about to forget — I miss French coffee. When I go home over summer and over Christmas I try to catch up and drink a ton of espresso and eat a lot of cheese.
I don’t know. I’ve been around a lot of countries and I like it here. People are really nice, especially in California, and it’s probably one of the best areas in the world. I love it.
Must See: Men’s Club Rugby
1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 8 at Bellomy Field For a complete schedule of games, see page 7.