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Songs From The Cult Josh Tillman on leaving Fleet Foxes and Staying True BY Ren Ebel Hiatus Editor

he was more of a hired musician to the group than a collaborator. He’s channeled his own, decidedly more cryptic brand of songwriting over the last eight years, with seven fulllength releases under his J. Tillman moniker. And now, as Father John Misty, Tillman has a new band, a new sound and a new answer to the irresistible call of obscurity. Tillman spoke with the Guardian last week about his upcoming performance in San Diego May 2 and his new album, Fear Fun, which drops May 1 on Sub Pop.


hen he left Fleet Foxes early this year, drummer Josh Tillman posted a brief official statement to his Tumblr. “Back into the gaping maw of obscurity I go,” he wrote. “Tokyo is my last show with the Foxes. Sorry if I was distant and obtuse if we ever met. Have fun.” It’s a somewhat ambiguous farewell for a guy who’s been with the platinum-selling indie folk success story for over four years, but Tillman has always been clear that

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LGBT Hosts “Out and Proud” Week Controversy Over


UCSD’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Alliance declared Week Four of Spring Quarter 2012 Out and Proud Week, a five-day event geared at raising awareness of LGBT issues. The tradition began over 30 years ago, LGBT Resource Center Director Shaun Travers said. “It started out in the eighties as ‘Wear Jeans if You’re Gay Day’,” Travers

said. In its three-decade history, Out and Proud Week has grown from an inside joke to a festival that takes a year to plan. “It’s gotten so big that we start planning a year out,” Vanidy M. Bailey, Assistant Director for Education at the LGBT Resource Center, said. “The first thing we have to do is in Fall Quarter. That’s when we reserve Library Walk — it gets really booked up.” This year’s event was arranged with the help of about 20 student volun-

teers. They represent many of the 18 individual LGBT and gender-based organizations on campus. Bailey said that available funding limited the scope of the week’s events. “If we had our way, we would make it a really large event, like last year, when we had the transgender film fest,” he said. “For instance, if we could bring in the authors you read in critical gender studies classes — that would incredible. But the funds just aren’t See LGBT, page 2

Photo of A.S. Senator Students say image of Campuswide Senator Ashton Cohen in Muslim garb is an example of campus-wide racism. BY Nicole Chan Associate News Editor A photo of A.S. Campuswide Senator Ashton Cohen dressed in Muslim garb has drawn criticism from students for being offensive to Arabs. Student Affirmative Action Committee co-chair Josue Castellon said that SAAC hopes A.S. Council will officially address the photo, and added that the organization is trying to institute mandatory trainings for councilmembers to address issues of identity and privilege.   Arab Student Union and Students for Justice in Palestine member Noor El-Annan posted the photo on her personal Facebook profile Sunday night, after a friend emailed it to her. The photo showed Cohen dressed in a robe and head covering with three girls next to him; the caption alluded to his “three wives.” “I was offended and disgusted that someone would think that’s OK to wear to a party,” El-Annan said. “I’m all for themes, but he didn’t even

acknowledge that it might offend people — something that my grandparents would have worn was funny to him.” SAAC co-chair Amal Dalmar said that Cohen’s actions are representative of a university-wide problem that needs to be addressed at the administrative level. Dalmar said that students from the Arab Student Union, Muslim Student Union and Students for Justice in Palestine have requested more Palestinian, Muslim and Arab representation in the form of more classes and educational programs. “It’s telling of the notion that people have of Muslims in a post 9/11 climate,” Dalmar said. “Because we are in a ‘war of terror,’ people think it’s so foreign, [Muslims] are not even seen as individuals, and it’s OK because they’re not from here.” El-Annan and Dalmar said that they are not calling for Cohen’s resignation, but hope that SAAC’s meeting with university administration will yield action. El-Annan said that she hopes the administration issues a formal recognition of the events and sends a specific email to Muslim and Students for Justice in Palestine students to let them know them know that they are safe on campus. “We don’t want to be reactionary, we want administration to make

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there.” Though organizing Out and Proud Week is complicated, its message is simple.   “[The event] always been about visibility,” Travers said. “It’s always been about staying in the public consciousness.” Out and Proud Week, in its current form, always kicks off with “Brown Bag Lunch Event.” The Brown Bag Lunch is a reenactment of the UCSD LGBT community’s response to hate speech during Out and Proud Week 2004. In response to that year’s Out and Proud Week, a preacher stood directly in front of the LGBTQIA tent and balloon arch and delivered a half-hour sermon condemning homosexuality. Travers, who witnessed the incident, responded by arranging an event via email to demonstrate solidarity for LGBT individuals. Nearly everyone he emailed showed up. “We filled the entire space in front of the bookstore on Library Walk,” he said. “All we did was eat our brown bag lunches. But it was a powerful moment of community for all of us.”

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This was the original Brown Bag Lunch. On April 24, LGBTQIA hosted a forum on coming out, and the issues accompanying the process. Wednesday featured a panel called “Proud and Out?,” an analysis of the meaning of pride for the gay community. “The point of the forum is to take a serious look at these issues,” Travers said. “Who knows what the ‘right’ thing to do is? At the same time, we’re probably not going to have an ‘In and Humble’ week next year.” On Thursday there is a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS victims. Participating off-campus San Diego restaurants will

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UCSD graduate Guillermo Pino Jr. has been missing for two weeks, since Sunday, April 8. Pino’s family is reaching out to the community for prayers, information and donations in hopes of finding him. Pino disappeared just after noon on April 8 when he became separated from the group he was hiking with in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. His family describes him as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen in a portion of the park called the “Hidden Cave.”

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s their term comes to a close, this year’s councilmembers continue to contemplate their impact on the school and the legacy they will leave for future councils. University Centers Advisory Board Chair Nicole Metildi and Vice Chair Albert Trujillo presented council with information to help Daniel Song members decide whether to recertify the Master Space Agreement they have with UCSD’s co-operatives. Metildi and Trujillo reported that the co-ops — Groundworks, the General Store, the Food Co-Op and the Che Café — owe over $100,000 to University Centers and that the Che Cafe lost its non-profit status by not submitting tax forms for three consecutive years. Associate Vice President of Enterprise Operations Brian McEuen heard plenty of catcalls after being declared this week’s Councilmember of the Week. “You go, you sexy man!” a councilmember yelled. Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Samuel Chang told council about rising tuition costs and called to attention the California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960, which recommended that tuition should not be charged to California residents. The proportion of the state’s general funds that goes to the UC system has gone from 8 percent to 2 percent over the last 40 years. He also reported on a new tax by the UC Office of the President which has already been imposed on UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara The tax caused UCSB to freeze all funding for student organizations to pay off



the $180,000 the university was fined. “UCOP passed this in July, but no one knew about this until April,” Chang. “This means a lot about the communication between the Regents and A.S.” A.S. President Alyssa Wing and Campuswide Senator Matthew Bradbury gave a special presentation focused on internal reform and restructuring the A.S. standing committees. The council spent a good deal of time deliberating the impact this change would have for future councils. “These committees as they are now, exist as rubber stamps,” Wing said. She and Bradbury proposed dividing the two current committees (finance and campus affairs) into four: legislative, finance, rules and campus outreach. “Not everyone on each committee is actively participating in their committees, so why not have people on smaller committees that they have to answer to and that they are good at?” Bradbury said. AVP of Student Advocacy Bryce Farrington noted that the council’s unanimous vote to approve a resolution in opposition to the policies of the revised Student Conduct Code did not fall on deaf ears. He reported that the administration will address student concerns by specifying police’s off-campus jurisdiction and dealing with the judicial boards. The council voted unanimously to give the ASUCSD Lip Dub a new allocation of funds in order to refilm the Lip Dub, as the first was not of the quality expected and did not accurately represent the campus and the organizations involved.

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changes,” Dalmar said. Cohen emailed the A.S. Council list-serv on Tuesday in defense of his actions. He said the photo was taken two weeks ago at a costume party and that the outfit he is wearing is from Dubai. “The picture in question was with three of my friends, two of whom are Muslim,” Cohen said. Cohen said that he thought nothing of the photo, but received Facebook messages a couple of days later from students, including three councilmembers and one student not on council. “Most of them went behind my back and went on a rant on the A.S. Council Facebook [private group] page, making a mockery of me,” Cohen said. “I said: If anyone has a problem, they can message me and we can talk about it.” Cohen said that one person has agreed to meet with him and another person called him a racist. According to Cohen, all three people who messaged him about the photo brought up his stance against divestment and wanted to use his current actions to impeach him from his council position. A.S. Council voted Feb. 29 against the divestment resolution calling for the University of California to divest from its shares in GE and Northrop Grumman, corporations that manufacture materials used by the Israeli Defense Forces in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I got a lot of positive feedback by the vast majority people on A.S.,” Cohen said. “There are three people trying to compel people to go against me, but it backfired.” Despite stating in Tuesday’s email that he would not attend Wednesday night’s A.S. Council meeting, Cohen said he planned on going to the meeting as scheduled. Cohen said that he plans to address the councilmembers who have spoken out against him.

“I just think it’s regretful that the racist card can be thrown out so easily,” Cohen said. “Rather than debating on the issue, they threw out the racist card. It’s regretful that that happens to anyone on council. I really think we need to reach a more sober tone.” Cohen said that he has not removed the photo from his Facebook profile; his profile is private. “I was very surprised that they went through these sort of extremes,” Cohen said. “I really think the worst thing you can call someone is a racist. I have so many Muslim friends and I come from a Muslim background myself.” El-Annan, who said that she has not contacted Cohen, said his actions are illustrative of Arab erasure on campus. “I can assume what he thinks of Arabs already, I don’t want to be in contact with him,” El-Annan said. “I would not feel comfortable being in the same room as him.” Dalmar compared Cohen’s photo to the Compton Cookout, as both racially charged incidents began with theme parties and racial costumes. “If we as a student body don’t react to events like this, anybody’s culture can be mocked and ridiculed,” Dalmar said. “People who identify as Arab have asked for him to take it down, but he hasn’t because he doesn’t understand why it’s offensive. The caption says ‘all three of his wives’ — which directly hits home with Islamophobia, by asserting that they’re womanizers, abusive to women — he’s confirming it with his words and dress.” Castellon said that several students have emailed him with concerns over the photo. He has since emailed university administration and plans to meet with Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Penny Rue and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life Gary Ratcliff on Monday, April 30.

If we as a student body don’t react to events like this, anybody’s culture can be mocked and ridiculed. Amal Dalmar Co-Chair Student Affirmative Action Committee

I am very surprised that they went through these sorts of extremes. I really think the worst thing you can call someone is a racist. Ashton Cohen A.S. Campuswide Senator

According to Castellon, all 13 administrative members he contacted have responded and agreed to meet immediately with him and Dalmar. A.S. President Alyssa Wing declined to comment, citing Cohen’s actions as a “non-issue.” Additional reporting by Daniel Song. Readers can contact Nicole Chan at




OPINION If at Risk for Diabetes, Relax and Hit the Hot Tub



t sounds crazy, but sitting in a hot tub might actually help you fight off serious diseases, like hypertension and diabetes. Type II diabetes is now considered an American epidemic: One out of 10 people over the age of 20 have diabetes. Current trends suggest that one out of three children born after 2000 will develop diabetes during his

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t looks like multi-billion dollar companies Chrysler, General Motors, International Paper, Kimberly-Clarke and Procter & Gamble are preventing educational access, stirring up opposition to state legislation that would create a scholarship for middle-income college students. Their dissent is hardly a shocker: The Middle Class Scholarship Act, introduced by co-author and Speaker of the California Assembly John Perez (D-Calif.) in February, would raise corporate taxes on these companies to direct the money toward a middle-class scholarship program that would slash fees by two-thirds for families earning between $80,000 and $150,000. Basically, it’s the students versus the corporations, and we shouldn’t let the state prioritize big business over education without one hell of a fight. Though the bill has broad bipartisan support in the state legislature, widespread student support is also crucial. Sign the petition, as per A.S. President Alyssa Wing’s request below, and get involved. Students making under $80,000 a year already receive extensive financial aid packages, but those coming from families making between $80,000 and $150,000 receive little help. Due to the burden caused by increasing student fees

(UC fees have increased 145 percent since the 2003-04 school year), these students need all the help they can get. The Middle-Class Scholarship Act would effectively decrease student fees to what they were pre-crisis — lower than they were in that 2003-04 year. But the act doesn’t actually “raise” corporate taxes to do this — it’s simply eliminating an unfair loophole. The Middle Class Scholarship Act consists of two bills — AB 1500 and AB 1501 — with AB 1500 eliminating a part of a 2009 budget deal that allows out-of-state corporations to choose the tax rate they owe California. AB 1501 would then establish the Middle Class Scholarship Program and allocate the money saved from AB 1500 to the program. The act would generate $1 billion in revenue, with approximately 42,000 UC students receiving a Middle Class scholarship to save $8,169 per year. About 150,000 CSU students will save $4,000 per year. Further, $150 million will be distributed to the California Community College System, to be allocated at the discretion of the individual colleges. The elimination of the tax loophole will also help California businesses by leveling the playing field against these large, out-of-state See Scholarship, page 5


California Legislature Should Prioritize Lowering Tuition Costs ALYSSA WING A.S. President ADAM ROBAK California College Democrats Policy Analyst California used to be known as a place where middle and working class families would settle so that their children could have access to affordable top public universities and unparalleled job opportunities. However, this dream has been deteriorating over the last 20 years, as tuition for a UC education has increased by around 21 percent over the past couple years, more than any other state. In addition, graduating students are leaving college straddled with unprecedented student loans and an underperforming job market. But it

doesn’t have to be this way. Speaker John Perez’s Middle Class Scholarship Act is a major step in relieving the financial burden for many California families. Under the two bills, which are currently in the California state legislature, both UC and Cal State tuition would be cut by two-thirds for families that make between $80,000 and $150,000 a year. Additionally, the scholarship provides over $150 million in aid to community colleges. And what’s even better is that this bill wont be funded on the backs of California’s residents. Instead, the scholarship gets revenue by closing a tax loophole that enables out-of-state corporations to pick which tax rate they pay. This measure, which has broad bipartisan support in the California state legislature, would

generate over $1 billion in revenue and help middle class families as well as California businesses. Investing in higher education is beneficial for not just students, but all California residents. According to estimates, the scholarship would help around 42,000 UC students save $8,169 per year. This would help lessen the massive debt for many California students and enable many to actually attend a UC. Additionally, lowering costs to higher education isn’t just good for students — it’s good for the economy of California. According to the California community college chancellor’s office, for every $1 taxpayers spend on higher education, the state gets a $3 return on its investment. Ultimately, momentum is building for the scholarship

throughout all UC campuses, especially at UCSD. Through passionate and vocal support from students and faculty alike, UCSD is leading the charge. We have collected more petitions in support of the scholarship than any other UC or Cal State campus. This is due to the inherent importance students see in making college more accessible and affordable amidst rising college fees. However, our work here is not done. We need your help to show our legislators why investing in public higher education is integral to sustaining the future of California. Increasing access to higher education by lowering costs must be a priority of the California legislature. We must stand together in our support. Sign the petition and take action today.

or her life according to the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland. There is a pressing need, now more than ever, to find ways to combat type II diabetes. Let’s hop in our hot tub time machine and travel back to 1999: Philip L. Hooper, M.D., published a study in the most impactful journal in medicine, The New England Journal of Medicine, about the effect of “hot tub therapy” on his diabetic patients. His medical approach: have them sit neck-deep in a hot tub for 30 minutes, six times a week. Incredibly, after three weeks of hot tubbing, the average patient experienced a significant decrease in blood glucose levels. One man had to reduce his insulin medication by almost 18 percent to prevent his blood sugar from dropping too low. Sitting in a hot tub either increased the effectiveness of the insulin or caused glucose uptake by a different insulin-independent mechanism, similar to the effects of exercise. But nobody actually knows the answer, because nobody followed through. Instead, two scientists published replies essentially saying “Nice try, but hot tubs can be lethal.” There are bacteria (pseudomonas) that grow in hot tubs that can kill you, and patients with diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) can unknowingly burn themselves. Their bottom line: Putting diabetics in a hot tub is a bad idea. Shortly after his publication, Hooper must have found out about the heat shock response and about heat shock proteins.To know what this is, we need to send our hot tub time machine further back to 1962. Fifty years ago, in Pavia, Italy, it was a young artist by the name of Ferruccio Ritossa who accidentally discovered the heat shock response. While taking a course in molecular genetics, one of the other students changed the temperature of his drosophila (fruit fly) incubator to higher than it should have been. When Ferruccio examined the drosophila chromatin, he noticed that it was changing in a way that makes DNA more accessible to be copied, or transcribed. He figured out it was being caused by the increase in temperature. Last year, Virginia Vega, Ph.D, and Laura Alexander, M.D., from UCSD demonstrated that the heat shock response improves the condition of non-obese diabetic mice. This stress response can be activated by sitting in a hot tub, trauma, exposure to metals, free radicals, exercise and even alcohol. No, you shouldn’t go out and get drunk after reading this, just like you shouldn’t ingest harmful metals, but it’s definitely food for thought.



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Election Should Not Be Decided By Corporations

Scholarship Will Provide Aid, But Not Prevent Fee Increases ▶ Scholarship, from page 4

corporations. Because of this loophole, out-of-state corporations gain about a billion dollars in tax advantages over the in-state companies they are competing with. And the money from the act will go directly to students who qualify — not to the general UC fund, where it won’t necessarily benefit students. But if student fees increase, under the fixed $1 billion budget of AB 1501, students would receive the same relief they got before the increase. Basically, the Middle Class Scholarship would provide tuition relief, but it won’t prevent tuition itself from going up. Herein lies the act’s only real problem: It won’t provide the relief it intends if the UC sees it as an

opportunity to increase student fees without, seemingly, repercussions as large as they would have been before.   When it comes to the community college system, AB 1501 might not be the best possible relief either. Money toward community colleges shouldn’t go toward tuition cuts, since, at about $1,500 a year, the colleges are usually affordable for middle-class students. In reality, living expenses tend to be higher than college expenses, especially when students can’t even get into the classes they need. In the 2009-10 academic year, for example, close to 140,000 entering students were unable to register for a single course. But either way, the community colleges will be allowed to reduce fees however they see fit, whether it

be through decreased course costs or cheaper parking permits. Though offering more classes would be the best solution, cost reductions would also be an undeniable relief to many. While there are certainly other statewide needs the money from AB 1500 could go toward, we firmly believe that education should be a priority. For every dollar we spend on higher education, the state gets a $3 return on its investment. With the Middle-Class Scholarship Act we can effectively increase the number of students who can attend college, while also offering concrete, economic relief to families that will really affect their lives for the better — all while sticking it to the man (read: corporations). How perfect.

Dear Editor, The U.S. Supreme Court sold our democracy without our consent.  Now we must act. All democratically-minded Americans agree that the 2012 election should be decided by voters, not corporations.  But thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the people’s voices are being drowned out by ads paid for by anonymous super PACs. We need to fight back before we lose what’s left of our democracy.  The Attorney General of Montana, Steve Bullock, has recently filed a lawsuit with the Montana Supreme Court to enforce common sense campaign finance laws, and he won. He wants to continue his fight before the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s time for the 50 state attorneys general, especially California Attorney General Kamala Harris, to oppose the Supreme Court’s decision. Throughout our nation’s history, citizens have joined together to pass reform and prevent corruption.  It’s our time to stand up and be counted. We must prevent our country’s government from being bought and sold to the highest bidder. —Milton Saier Professor, Department of Molecular Biology

Colombia Incident is a National Shame Dear Editor, A colonel was en route to Cartagena, Colombia — to supervise the Pentagon portion of the investigation into an incident that has embarrassed the United

States — when Army General Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a speedily improvised news conference said,  “I can speak for myself and my fellow chiefs: We’re embarrassed by what occurred in Colombia, though we’re not sure exactly what it is.” What he should have said was, “We are really really, really superduper sorry that previous service members, none of whom any of the current joint chiefs know, were reckless with the maid staff at Hotel Caribe.” This is similar to the apology that the Koala — San Diego State’s alternative student-run newspaper — tendered to Associated Students as part of its sanction to become a student organization again. The Koala lost its student organization status about five years ago after an incident involving Koala staff members urinating in the elevators of the old Aztec Center. (When a student organization is in violation of the Student Organization Code of Conduct, Student Life & Leadership can impose various sanctions on it.) An apology was demanded in February 2010 as a part of its resolution against an article about rape in the Koala, condemning it for inciting rape and “diagramming how to rape, when to rape, who to rape and how to get away with raping a woman.” —Richard Thompson, Alumnus, ‘83 ▶ The Guardian welcomes letters from its readers.

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find absolutely nothing redeemable about “Glee.” Once upon a time — that is, circa 2009 — it was one of the newest, most exciting shows on television. Of course, it has since gone down the drain, but I can’t lie — I was a fan in its

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Josh Tillman: Hold on let me turn the Tchaikovsky down a bit. The Guardian: How’s it going? JT: Good, man. I’m just doing my morning pacing. I got bit by the proverbial dog last night, so I’m trying to remedy the bite with some hair from it that I collected. G: You’re playing at the Casbah on May 2nd. Is this the first show on the tour? JT: Well it’s the first show in front of an audience. The night before, we’re doing Letterman or something. That will technically be the first show. G: How do you feel going into it? JT: I feel strong. I typically like to work by myself because I don’t really like people that much. But this tour is with a full band and all the dudes are great. And these tunes lend themselves to the live setting more than shit I’ve done in the past. Most of the records I’ve made don’t really make sense unless you’re alone in the pitch-black dark, listening to headphones with, like, a human skull with a candle on top of it. G: You’ve mentioned that you’re exploring new musical ground, and this is also your first release since you’ve left Fleet Foxes and ditched the J. Tillman name. Would you say this is a transitional record? JT: I wouldn’t call you out on the transitional thing. I’d say the album was symptomatic of a larger, creative transition. Artists are people, and just like people they get a little older — they collect some new experiences, they collect some new realizations — and in order to be honest, one has to reconcile with these things. That’s not a very sexy answer, but shit changes and shit gets older and See MISTY, page 9

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early days. It was a show that could easily bounce between Lea Salongalike renditions of “Les Misérables” to chart-topping covers of Journey. Who cared if it didn’t really have a plot; the show was, for lack of a better word, groundbreaking. Now, three seasons in, “Glee” has reached “Heroes” season 3 levels of bad. It’s not that things are boring on “Glee” — it’s just really, really hard to give a fuck. “Glee”’s glitz and glamour have faded, making it a total mockery when compared to actual quality television like “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad.” Still, we should give credit where credit is due. Creator Ryan Murphy clearly knows how to choose plotlines that are relevant to his viewing demographic and timely to the world at large. The gay bullying saga occurred at the height of the teenage suicide “epidemic” in the Fall of 2010. But Murphy’s real problem is his penchant for worrying an interesting plotline to death. He clearly sees the potential in ’90s after-school special topics like teen pregnancy, homosexuality, suicide and virginity, but instead of nurturing the controversial storyline, Murphy tosses the issues all into one episode and ties it all together with a rousing (but no longer interesting) song and, of course, a moral. After watching every character go through a “coming of age” saga at least five times an episode, it’s hard to care anymore. During a recent rage-fest about “Glee,” my friend asked me which character I actually enjoyed seeing on screen. We decided that it would obviously be much easier to list off the characters that we disliked, and at the end, we were left with none. Sorry Blaine, or Blaise, or whatever “soulful” name the writers gave you — when you took off your prep boy jacket and left your adorable boy acapella group, I was left fanning myself with disinterest. Sorry Rachel, you can’t put a price on how much I don’t care about your desire to be a star. Your voice is your only redeeming quality. Sorry Finn, but from the very first episode when you sang REO Speedwagon, I could not for the life of me understand how you were depicted as having any sort of “natural talent.” Lea Michele saves every one of your duets. Thank her. Sorry Tina, whenever I watch you awkwardly do your thing on screen, I pray that the producers will sneak-replace you with somebody, anybody with more personality, like the infamous Becky switcheroo from “Roseanne.” Don’t worry, I don’t think the fans will notice. This is See COLUMN, page 9





‘Glee’ has Shamed Musical Television Forever ▶ COLUMN, from page 6 not the end of my rant, but this is the end of my space allotted. But I’ll leave on this note: When a show is given talent the likes of Lea Michele,

Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth (notice how I deliberately left out the banshee named Gwyneth Paltrow), it cannot squander it on shoddy plotlines and

half-assed character development. If the writers of “Spring Awakening,” “Wicked” and “Rent” aren’t already shaking their fists of fury at Glee, they should be.

Josh Tillman Talks Music Video and Album ▶ MISTY, from page 6 shit gets wiser and shit gets less vain. G: I like the song “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.” Would you call that your first single off Fear Fun? JT: I mean, yeah, let’s call it a single, man. A fuckin single. Let’s call it a hit single. G: I think that honesty you’re talking about really comes through in the song, and you get a very clear image of you as the narrator. Is there a specific true story attached to that song? JT: Yeah. Well there’s only really one person in that album, and that’s Josh Tillman. That song is inspired by a few instances. One of which was, after being more or less estranged from my family for a decade, my dad’s dad dying. [My dad] called me when I was in the middle of a tour and just said, “Look, I don’t care where you are or what you’re doing, you are getting on a plane and coming to this funeral.” This was the first one I had attended, and I was just really unsettled by the culture of the funeral. It’s just an unbelievably anesthetized, white-wash treatment for commemorating a fuckin life. It made me want to rip the place apart — just knock over the casket and go crazy. A couple months later I found myself at this party at a graveyard, and I ended up canoodling with some young lady. That was the first time I had been to a graveyard since that funeral, and I just felt like this is the real shit. No one at that funeral talked about the joy that the young version of my granddad got to feel when he was messing around

with some beautiful girl. G: I think for anyone that’s lost someone and been to a traditional funeral, that’s a totally relatable image. And you got to play that out in the music video for the song, where you have this character, played by “Parks and Recreations”’s Aubrey Plaza, just trashing a funeral and kicking shit over. JT: Yeah, I met Aubrey at a party, and she asked me to come do a walkon sort of thing in this movie she was doing, but I was on tour. And then I just started thinking, well I would really like to work with Aubrey. She’s funny but she also has this undercurrent of melancholy and borderline anger. To me, those are the funniest people. You don’t have to listen to much of my music to realize that’s what I’m into. So I wanted Aubrey to come play me in this video. And she just brought this really cathartic performance to it. G: I read that you’re working on a project with Matthew Houck of Phosphorescent. JT: Well... Matthew and I — you could describe us as running buddies. We like to go make mistakes together.











BELLY UP TAVERN/ APRIL 27, 9 P.M. / $15 Are you dying to see Dave Matthews Band, but missed their last tour? Have no fear! San Diego’s “premier Dave Matthews Band cover band” Stepping Feet are playing at Solana Beach’s Belly Up Tavern this Friday. Expect roots rock, dancing and a good time. Atmospheric San Diego rock band Harbo open. (AW)

We just have this open conversation that one day we’re going to make this duet album [laughs]. There are no official plans, but it will happen. Mark my word. G: Anything else in the works? JT: Right now I’m really getting into this video thing. I got to work with John Ennis from “Mr. Show” and I’ve just done a lot of comedy and film stuff lately, kind of out of nowhere. We’re going to do an animated video. It’s in the early phases, so I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but it’ll be in that Adult Swim world of animation. I’m a big fan of that shit. Father John Misty will perform at the Casbah on Wednesday, May 2. Har Mar Superstar is set to open. $12 at the door.


PORTER’S PUB/ APRIL 29, 8 P.M. / $25 Curren$y began his career as part of Lil Wayne’s Young Money crew, but has since progressed far past that label’s radio-friendly, syrup-addled sound. On the Pilot Talk series released over the last few years, Curren$y combined smooth, jazz-leaning beats with the kind of witty stoned wordplay Wiz Khalifa might produce were he a bit more clever. Curren$y is joined by his Jet Life associates, including Smoke DZA and Young Roddy. (AW)





Hard Heroine Santigold busts some chops.


hough critics once tried to peg Santigold as an R&B “rapper,” she has been more accurately Santigold praised as a nonMaster of My Make-Believe ATLANTIC conformist — somebody who spans genres and uncharted territory with a diverse use of styles and instruments. This, of course, was after her debut in 2008, and the state of music has gone through many unexpected changes since then. Santi addresses these changes on Master of My Make-Believe, displaying her ability to remain fascinating and innovative in the face of a changing cultural climate. Case in point: “Look At These Hoes” begins with fierce rapping akin to Nicki Minaj, stereotypical cash register noises, and of course, calling females ‘hoes’ — all of which put mainstream pop and rap music on blast while ironically sounding just like it. “Freak Like Me” also could be the down and dirty dance anthem of summer 2012 with its grinding tempo and repetitive chorus. “Disparate Youth”, the second single of the record, starts with staccato beats over speedy drum and bass, and a layering of quick guitar riffs and subdued vocals delivering mellow ‘ohh ahhs’. This track stands out as a revolutionary song inspired by worldwide riots and the uprisings gripping youths in many countries and throughout the Internet. In general, Master of My Make Believe has a more serious and solemn tone than her fun debut, but this has prevented Santigold from getting left behind by mainstream copy-cat acts. Though she might currently be on tour with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Santigold is always throwing us curveballs and keeping us curious, but more importantly, marching to the beat of her own mantra.

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The Endless Bummer Rom-com fails to launch. Brana Vlasic • Contributing Writer


t’s easy to divorce from “The Five-Year Engagement.” Dumping his promising sous chef career for his fiancée’s future, Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) must take a job in a lowly sandwich shop. “Watching you chop onions is like watching Michael Jordan take a shit,” his co-worker said. Snowy Michigan is a downgrade for Tom, both in his professional and personal life, which THE FIVE YEAR is essentially the endless ENGAGEMENT recurring theme of “Get Starring: Jason Him to the Greek” director Segel, Emily Blunt 124 min. Nicholas Stoller’s strainedRated R love rom-com, “The FiveCYear Engagement.” Tom and fiance Violet Barnes’ (Emily Blunt) relationship takes a turn after Violet is accepted into a social psychology program at the University of Michigan. And while Violet is enjoying her research on stale donuts and emotional behavior, her future husband is forced to make a few changes. Though the subject matter is a bit of retread, “The Five-Year Engagement” manages to stir the plot with a somewhat unconventional narrative, placing Tom in the shoes of an in-over-his-head wedding planner. And, like the sandwich shop, Tom’s new coworkers are lovably scruffy, creating the rare moments of real, endearing humor that the film craves. Thematically, the film aims to place a fresh take on the usual arsenal of rom-com tropes: the difference between men and women, the difficulty of communicating, the value of marriage and so on. Often, it works. In one memorable scene, Tom’s overworked, lesbian chef bluntly says, “I voted against gay marriage because I think marriage is stupid.” But even though the story isn’t complicated, it’s too often draining. The funny moments, like the conversation between Violet and her sister in which Violet’s niece makes them talk like Elmo and the Cookie Monster, are consistently outnumbered by obvious plot movements and try-hard jokes that fall flat. Those expecting the goofy, off-the-cuff antics of Marshall from “How I Met Your Mother” will likely be disap-

pointed at how little opportunity Segel is given to exercise his typecast brand of humor. With the many ups and downs, the couple’s relationship of course succeeds in the end. The film inevitably ditches any attempt at creating a realistic conclusion to a relationship adrift, and the film seems to end on the assuring note that the guy who was only an “eight” will stick around after you realize there aren’t any “10”s out there. Like Violet’s sister says: “You just need to pick one and take a bite.” Fitting, then, that the most satisfying part of the “The Five-Year Engagement” was the finale. The quick, last-minute wedding scene sparks the biggest guilty-pleasure smiles, before condemning “The Five-Year Engagement” to the grave of instantly forgettable romantic comedies.


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THE UCSD GUARDIAN | THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012 | UCSD Softball 0, Monterey Bay 5 4/20/12 Player LESOVSKY, Kris cf WILLMON, Kirsten lf BROWN, Caitlin c SWANBERG, Charly dp SPANGLER, Nicole 1b ROMERO, Mya ss PORTUGAL, Monique 2b SYKES, Maria rf MCQUAID, Emily 3b Totals GAITO, Camile p

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UCSD Softball Goes Into CCAA Playoffs ▶ softball, from page 12 triple to right center for three RBI. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Monterey pitcher Kylie Linnane went cold, walking two and allowing five bases on two wild pitches. Linnane was relieved in favor of Reinhardt, but not before allowing four runs. With the game tied at five, the Otters picked up another run in the seventh. UCSD had no response in its last at-bat.

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of second baseman Spencer Frazier, as he flied out to bring home third baseman Sam Michaels. Jeff Rauh picked up his third loss of the season, making his record 3-4 in season after only three and one-third innings. “We played bad, we were outplayed in every aspect, and some days that will happen to you,” Newman said. “But what really matters is what you’re going to do the next day.”

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game 4 UCSD 4, MONTEREY BAY 5 The Tritons fell in another close match, going down by four runs early. The Otters’ Nina Villanueva, who

has a .462 batting average, hit her ninth homerun of the season in her first at-bat. Up 2-0, the Otters put the Tritons back by two more runs in the second inning. Lesovsky recorded an RBI in the third inning to bring McQuaid into score. From there, Brown and Romero both doubled to record two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Freshman Maria Sykes singled through the right side in the sixth inning to score another Triton, but it was still too little too late, as the Otters took the 5-4 win. Readers can contact Rachel Uda at

Baseball Prepares for Last CCAA Series

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the top of the second inning on two Triton errors. In the third inning, Monterey recorded three runs to take the lead. UCSD tied it up in the bottom of the third inning off an RBI from Brown, but the Otters took a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning. With Reinhardt closing, UCSD had no response in the clutch, as the righthander retired the next three Tritons in order.

The next day was a huge turnaround for the Tritons. Despite giving up nine hits, senior Greg Selarz picked up his fourth win of the year on two base-on-balls and one strikeout. On their home turf, the Tritons

got the jump on the Coyotes in the first inning, scoring three runs. Junior Nick LaFace batted in first baseman Richard Siegel, while right fielder Scott Liske hit his first of three singles to bring in LaFace. The rest of the day was a battle between the two teams, with Elias Tuma picking up the save for the Tritons, facing ten batters over three innings and giving up only one hit. UCSD closed the door in the seventh inning, with the game close at 6-4. The Tritons scored two runs as Seigel ran out an infield single to start the rally. Left fielder Justin Rahn had a good game, going two for three and tallying two RBIs.

GAME 4 UCSD 5, San Bernadino 2 In the last game of the series on

Saturday, the Tritons took the early lead and never looked back. The Tritons snuck in one run in the first inning, as Susdorf hit an impressive shot to center to land him on third. From there Susdorf stole home. Both teams held steady until the fifth inning, when the Tritons bats came alive. Susdorf hit another shot to leftfield for a double, while Seigel doubled to left center for two RBIs. After the Triton power play, UCSD bunted Tuck to third. Rahn then singled down the right field line to score Tuck to put the Tritons up 5-2. The Coyotes were unable to cut the deficit, and the Tritons went away with the win. Readers can contact Nick Howe at

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Golf Takes Third Place At CCAA’s The UCSD Golf team cards their highest finish in UCSD program history.

By Rachel Uda Sports Editor


he UCSD Golf team finished its regular season this week, April 23 to 24 at the Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles, Calif. The Tritons, who have struggled this season with the youth of their squad, placed 11th out of 20 squads last weekend at the 39th Annual Hanny/ Stanislaus Invitational. But in the last meet of their regular season, the Tritons carded a tremendous score of 866, the lowest result in UCSD’s 12 years of membership in the CCAA. UCSD finished third in a field of eight teams, behind No. 7 nationally ranked Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus, and just two points ahead of fourth place No. 6 Cal State Monterey Bay.

Freshman Jay Lim was the top finisher for the Tritons with a score of 211, just one point behind first place — a three-way tie between Chico State’s Kyle Souza and Eric Frazzetta and Cal State Monterey Bay’s Alex Sobstad. Lim finished five under par, tied for fourth place with Cal State Stanislaus’ Rob Damschen. “[Lim] shot 66 with a double in the last round so it could have been even better, but his performance led the way for us and motivated the others to keep their rounds together,” Okasaki said. Sophomore Jacob Williams carded the second lowest score for the Tritons, finishing one under par with a score of 215, good for eighth place. “[Williams] played great the first day and struggled in round three, but held his round together for us just enough to move into third,” Okasaki


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GAME 1 UCSD 2, San BernaRdino 3 In the first game of the four game series on Thursday, April 19, senior pitcher Tony York picked up his first loss of the season. Neither team scored until the fifth inning, when CSU San Bernardino right fielder Edwin Mendoza doubled down the right field line to start a rally that ended with two runs for the Coyotes. The Tritons responded with runs in the eighth and ninth innings off a wild pitch and an infield error, but it wasn’t enough to take the win. The Coyotes manufactured their winning run off substitutions ending with catcher Paul Eschleman knocking a walk off single to right field. “I thought we showed a lot of character today,” UCSD head coach Eric Newman said. “They came out here with some resolve, that they were going to fight and they

were going to fight through the adversity, whatever came their way and they really did. They answered every time, and that’s the mark of a team that’s starting to grow up. I was excited to see that.” Danny Susdorf had a good day at the plate, going three for four. No one else on the roster recorded more than one hit.


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said. The third place finish was not only UCSD’s best showing at the CCAA tournament, but it may also qualify the team to advance to the NCAA Division II Super Regional. The field will be announced later this week. “The team played very well, especially under pressure in the last round, knowing the importance of staying ahead of East Bay and Sonoma to get to Regionals,” Okasaki said. “Overall a great performance from everyone that should get us to regionals.” The Tritons are currently ranked No. 10 in the West Region, and have not qualified for the national tournament since 2007. Readers can contact Rachel Uda at

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Softball Falls in Four-Game Series to No. 7 Monterey Bay By Rachel Uda Sports Editor SOFTBALL — The No. 24 UCSD Softball team was swept for the first time in program history last weekend, April 20 to 21 against No. 7 Cal State Monterey Bay. The Otters sit at the top of the CCAA standings, with a 27-7 conference record. Monterey Bay closed out its regular season, sharing the conference title with 27-7 Cal State Dominguez Hills. “We never gave up, unfortunately, we just came up short,” UCSD head coach Patti Gerckens said. “That was frustrating. You could see that we were in it, but Monterey just had a little more than we had.” Despite losing their last four CCAA matches and playing without the aid of Triton starters senior Tess Granath, junior Dyanna Imoto and Taylor Sepulveda, the Tritons clinched the fourth spot in the conference tournament. The Tritons also tied their program record by placing six Tritons on the All-CCAA team. Senior centerfielder Kris Lesovsky, senior pitcher Camille Gaito and sophomore designated player Charly Swanberg were all named to the first

team. Sophomores Caitlin Brown, Kirsten Willmon and Mya Romero were all named to the second team. UCSD’s opening match will be against second-seed Dominguez Hills this Friday, April 27 at Arnaiz Stadium in Stockton, Calif. “At this point in the season you know pretty much what you have to do,” Gerckens said. “You can’t change a whole lot physically; you have to go in mentally tough and you have to work smarter, and so that’s what our goal’s going to be this weekend.” The last time UCSD met with the Toros was back in the beginning of March, where they took three games in the four-game series. “I think [we’ll] be ready to work hard come Monday,” Gerckens said. “In tournaments we always rise up a little more.”

game 1 UCSD 0, MONTEREY BAY 5 The Tritons went down early as the Otters picked up three runs in the second inning. With two outs and two men on base, Monterey Bay’s Angelina Orozco tripled to right center for two RBI. Orozco was brought in to score in the Otters’ next at-bat, off a single from Jamie

Moon. Up 4-0, the Otters kept the bats hot as Moon picked up her second RBI with a double to secure the win. “Monterey’s a great team,” Gerckens said. “They hit the ball hard, they hit the ball when they needed to and they score runs...and we just did not swing our bats and that’s what’s going to get hits.” Monterey righthander Cori Reinhardt went the distance to pick up her 18th win of the season.

game 2 UCSD 5, MONTEREY BAY 6 In the second game of the series, the Tritons were a little better in the box. Monterey took the early lead in the first inning, but the Tritons were able to equalize off a single from Brown that brought Lesovsky into score. The Otters picked up another run in the top of the second inning to reclaim the lead. Junior pitcher Jennifer Manuel did well to keep the game close until in the fifth inning, Reinhardt — the Monterey ace and the Otter with the highest slugging percentage on the roster — drilled a See softball, page 11

Friday’s game in San Bernardino proved to be one of the worst losses of the year for the Tritons, who were on the receiving end of two Coyote rallies that put the game out of reach. The third inning saw four unanswered runs as the Coyotes batted around the entire lineup. The fourth inning ended in much of the same way, as San Bernardino went up 9-0. The Tritons rallied in the fourth inning, scoring one run off the bat See Baseball, page 11

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04.26.12 | UCSD Guardian