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OVT and Plaza to Close on Weekends

Increased Party Spending in 2011 By Ayan Kusari Staff Writer

hall hours without raising prices. For this to be feasible, two dining halls needed to be closed on weekends, he said. The committee chose Plaza because it is the “least active” dining hall, and OVT because of its location. Next year, OVT and Plaza will open 30 minutes earlier and close

In 2011, UCSD administration spent the most money on holiday parties of all San Diego public agencies, according to a report released April 9 by The Watchdog, a group that monitors public agencies. UCSD spent $247,996 on parties for faculty in 2011, up from $179,552 in 2010. In an April 11 interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, UCSD spokesperson Jeff Gattas said that the finding makes sense because UCSD employs more than 28,000 people, making it easily the largest employer in the county. Due to a general layoff at the end of the 2009-10 academic year, UCSD had fewer employees in 2011 than it did in 2010. The School of Medicine, which is almost entirely private, had the

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tarting Fall 2012, Ocean View Terrace and Plaza Café will close on weekends to save money. To offset this, OVT and Plaza — along with Foodworx — will have extended weekday hours. The Undergraduate On-Campus

Housing and Dining Advisory Committee and the Housing, Dining and Hospitality staff passed this change at their Feb. 27 meeting. The move to close OVT and Plaza on the weekends passed with three in favor, zero against and five abstentions. “[Ocean View Terrace and Plaza Cafe dining halls] will be closing on

weekends in order to save money, since students don’t use dining halls as much on weekends,” Residential and Dining Services Advisory Committee representative Clinton Rodriguez said. According to Housing, Dining and Hospitality Executive Director Mark Cunningham, the committee and staff wanted to extend dining

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Scripps Scientists: Venice is Still Sinking Billion-dollar initiative under way to prevent floods. By Javier Armstrong Staff Writer The city of Venice is still sinking, according to a recent study assembled by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Officials first addressed the problem decades ago when they learned that centuries of building, along with pumping groundwater from underneath the city, caused subsidence. (Subsidence is the gradual caving in or sinking of a piece of land.) The study, published on March 28 by the Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems Journal, showed that continued subsidence is due to natural forces. Researchers from Scripps, the University of Miami and a company from Milan named Tele-Rilevamento Europa assembled

the data. The team used a combination of GPS data and interferometric synthetic aperture radar data (InSAR). InSAR uses radar and satellites to generate maps of the earth’s surface, and look for deformations or elevations; it is generally used to measure earthquakes, landslides and volcanic activity. The report used the combined analysis from five different stations in Venice from 2001-11. It said that the city continues to sink at a rate of one to two millimeters per year. In addition, the data revealed that the city is sinking slightly toward the east due to plate tectonics. The GPS results indicate a general eastward tilt in subsidence due to the Adriatic plate sliding beneath


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Ron Paul to Visit UCSD on May 4 By Zev Hurwitz Associate News Editor Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s will visit UCSD on Friday, May 4. Paul will be speaking at Warren Mall at 7 p.m. UCSD Youth for Ron Paul, an official group involved in Paul’s presidential campaign, organized the candidate’s visit to UCSD. UCSD Youth for Ron Paul President Elizabeth




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Goodrich said that she expects a sizable turnout; approximately 1,000 guests have clicked “attending” on the Facebook event. “This is not just for [Ron Paul] supporters,” Goodrich said. “This is an awesome opportunity for anyone to hear a presidential candidate speak.” Goodrich said that UCSD Youth for Ron Paul collected over 1,000 signatures on a petition to bring Paul to campus.

“The campaign saw that there was great general interest in Paul coming to speak here,” Goodrich said. Warren Mall has a capacity of 8,000 spectators. Early seating begins at 6 p.m. and general admission seating begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, though online registration is required for early admission and seating. Readers can contact Zev Hurwitz at


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UCSD ▶ The UCSD Department of Arts and Humanities has been named one of nine universities that will participate in the Sony Digital Media Academy. The Academy aims to encourage more collaboration in the application of digital media. ▶ Ten UCSD graduate students were inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor society last week for exemplary work that incorporated and encouraged diversity. UCSD is the only West Coast university with a chapter at the Yale-based society. ▶ Overweight teens who are comfortable with their bodies tend to have lower rates of depression, according to a study that will be published in Journal of Adolescent Health in June. Several UCSD professors including Stephanie Knatz and Roxanne Rockwell contributed to the study.

SAN DIEGO ▶ A San Diego man was arrested after he slashed his son’s arms with a knife at a San Diego cemetery. Joseph Ramirez claims that he heard “voices in his head” telling him to sacrifice the eight-year-old boy. ▶ An autopsy performed on the suspect in the New Year’s Eve murder-suicide in Coronado has determined that John Reeves was intoxicated when he killed himself and three friends at a party. Among those killed were UCSD alum Karen Reis and her brother David. ▶ The American Lung Association has awarded San Diego an “F” grade for air quality. Overall, San Diego has the seventh worst air quality in the country. ▶ The California State Assembly unanimously passed a bill last week that will authorize the establishment of the UCLA International Medical Graduate Program.



CALIFORNIA ▶ Police arrested a Long Beach man after finding him lying next to a young girl in a church parking lot. The man had allegedly killed the girl, then attempted to kill himself.

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OVT, Plaza and Foodworx to Have Extended Hours M-F

LIGHTS & SIRENS Thursday, April 19 1:42 p.m.: Welfare check ▶ A male was trying to crawl out of a window at Café Ventanas. Information only. 10:06 a.m.: Information only ▶ A parking representative received a “threatening message” at Campus Service Complex Building B. Report taken. 9:16 p.m.: Medical aid ▶ A male at Main Gym “got poked in the eye.” Information only — subject walked to emergency room. Friday, April 20 12:03 a.m.: Disturbance, noise ▶ People were playing a “loud basketball game” on a court by Bates Hall. Information only. 12:45 a.m.: Suspicious person ▶ Subjects were “possibly locked inside” a bathroom at Price Center. Field interview administered. 2:30 a.m.: Citizen contact ▶ A roommate’s boyfriend refused to leave at Matthews Apartments. Cancelled after dispatch. 9:56 a.m.: Preserve the peace ▶ An ex-boyfriend was waiting outside The Village West Building 2. Checks OK. 11:15 a.m.: Suspicious person ▶ A male stood in the middle of Voigt Drive and yelled obscenities. Unable to locate. Saturday, April 21 3:49 p.m.: Report of petty theft ▶ The subject’s keys and shoes were stolen at a beach, causing the subject to be locked out of his or her office. Information only. 10:50 p.m.: Possession of marijuana ▶ A male was arrested for presenting a fake ID to a police officer. Closed by adult arrest. Sunday, April 22 12:28 a.m.: Vandalism ▶ A group of seven to eight males

on bikes were “knocking trash cans over” at Main Gym. Unable to locate. 1:13 a.m.: Disturbance, domestic violence ▶ A boyfriend and girlfriend were yelling and fighting at The Village Building 4. Closed by adult arrest. 4:02 a.m.: Citizen contact ▶ The subject at Tenaya Hall contacted an officer regarding her roommate’s boyfriend visiting her room. Field interview administered. 5:04 a.m.: Suspicious person ▶ A male driving a van threw something at Tioga Hall. Checks OK. 9:56 p.m.: Disturbance, general ▶ A fraternity refused to allow maintenance into Peterson Hall. Field interview administered. Monday, April 23 6:40 p.m.: Battery ▶ The suspect punched the victim after a verbal argument at The Village Building 4. Closed, cited and released. Tuesday, April 24 4:25 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.: Theft ▶ A bicycle worth $300 was stolen at Geisel Library. Report taken. 1:12 a.m.: Citizen contact ▶ The reporting party at Tamarack Apartments “heard someone trying to get in” through the front door. Unable to locate. Wednesday, April 25 6:28 a.m.: Medical Aid ▶ A male “hit his chin” while stepping off a bus at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Myers Drive. Transported to hospital by medics. 5:40 p.m.: Suicide attempt ▶ The reporting party at Galbraith Hall had “suicidal thoughts.” Report taken. —COMPILED BY SARAH KANG Staff Writer

▶ DINING, from page 1 an hour later during the weekdays. OVT will operate between 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m, instead of its current hours of 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Plaza will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Foodworx in Sixth College, a special case, will close two hours later — at 10 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. The operating hours of the other dining halls and on-campus markets will not change. Plaza and OVT will be open 16.5 fewer hours per week compared to their 2011-12 hours, and Foodworx will be open 10 more hours per week. Ultimately, dining halls will have less operating hours in 201213. “Convenience-wise, it wouldn’t

be convenient, but there are other places to eat and there are a lot of options,” Muir College junior William Hui said. Students who frequent OVT and Plaza must go to other dining halls on weekends, but these dining halls are prepared for the overflow, Cunningham said. Cunningham, according to the committee’s minutes from its Feb. 27 meeting, figures that approximately 39 percent of residents eat at Pines on the weekends. “Dining participation on weekends is always much lower than during the week, and we have the capacity to handle the demand from costumers,” Cunningham said. Student preference regarding

dining halls is a likely reason for choosing to close Plaza, Revelle College sophomore Song Wang said. She added that closing Plaza on weekends will not upset the majority of students. “Most people in Revelle on weekends don’t go to Plaza — they go to Pines,” Wang said. Cunningham said the committee passed the change to better support resident demands while keeping dining hall costs “as low as possible.” “I’m glad that they’re closing later, because sometimes by 8 p.m. I forget to go and it’s closed,” Revelle College freshman Olivia Puckett said. Readers can contact Emily Pham at

Scripps Scientists Used GPS Monitoring Stations to Analyze Data ▶ venice, from page 1 the Apennines mountains. “The city of Venice asked us to start monitoring the sinking using GPS technology that we had developed here in California,” Scripps researcher and geodesist Yehuda Bock said. “[We were] commissioned by the group to help them build GPS monitoring stations to look at the data over the long term, to look for subsidence in the city.” Bock said that Venice’s coastal regions have been affected by storms and rising sea levels pre-

dicted by global warming models. He added that Venice has dealt with tidal-induced seasonal flooding every year. In a March 20 article from article featuring Dr. Bock, he explained that floods are a big problem along Venice’s canals. Often, Bock said, residents use wooden planks to navigate floodwaters in large parts of the city during storms throughout the year. The article stated the city of Venice has created a multibillion-

dollar effort to install flood protection walls that can be raised to block incoming flood waters. Bock said that the city has created these preventive methods to protect Venice from overall rising sea levels due to climate change. “We just supplied information about the subsidence in the area,” Bock said. “They have to use and take that into account in their engineering implementation.” Readers can contact Javier Armstrong at

School of Medicine Spent $20,078 on French-catered Party ▶ budget from page 1 highest increase in party expenditures. Spending for the School of Medicine holiday parties did not come from student fees. For instance, a French gourmet catered celebration for surgery staff held

at Birch Aquarium — and costing $20,078 for 325 employees — was funded by patient fees that were designated for discretionary use. This is an increase from the 2010 event, which cost $17,233, partly because there were fewer employees (275),

and partly because the caterer’s prices were lower that year. Jeff Gattas could not be reached for comment as of press time. Readers can contact Ayan Kusari at




OPINION Lab Coats and Lies Affect Our Performance

A Broad Demand


or four terrible months last year, I was charged with keeping a secret for a friend. It was a major secret, one of those messy I-cheated-and-hurt-ourfriend-but-please-don’t-tell-her scenarios that helped create the “ignorance is bliss” cliché. As anyone who’s kept a secret of this caliber knows, it’s an emotional burden. So, bad news for everyone around: According to D.R. Proffitt at the

UCSD’s Programs Abroad Office aims to send 50 percent of undergraduates abroad by Fall 2013, an unnecessary focus for our school because most students cannot afford the expenses and time needed for such trips. By Madeline Mann • Opinion Editor illustration by J effrey L au /G uardian


et’s face it — study abroad is a big deal on college campuses. Every quarter there seems to be a student or two who snags the professor’s microphone before lecture and preaches about the joys of the study abroad program. And every other week, an email spamming a certain major reminds students about study abroad info sessions. UCSD is committed to encouraging its students to pack up and leave, and according to Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, UCSD has a goal of sending 50 percent of its undergraduates abroad by Fall 2013. This push to send half of its students abroad is an unnecessary focus for UCSD, because while studying abroad may be a worthwhile supplement to the college experience, it is simply not financially feasible for many students. Ultimately, the cost of a study abroad experience varies on where you go and your living arrangements. Tuition abroad is comparable to UCSD’s out-of-state tuition. However, if you are an in-state


student your tuition will shoot up to approximately $20,000. Keep in mind that this is in addition to the costs of transportation, food and supplemental excursions. And while the Programs Abroad Office has promoted study abroad’s affordability to those students who already have financial aid, the cost relief doesn’t extend to all students. The office meets the financial aid need of the 40 percent of study abroad students who are in the high financial need category. This does not help the middle class students who are just above the cut-off for financial aid, but lack the financial flexibility to take months off much needed jobs to go abroad. San Diego State University is one example. The college requires over 4,000 students in 24 programs to go abroad every year, which has caused a backlash of disgruntled students who can’t afford the trip. San Diego State offers an option to take a nine-day trip to Tijuana for

$900, but even this compromise is asking too much of some students. To require students to leave the country in the midst of their college careers completely ignores the fact that students do more than go to class — they have jobs, family obligations and other personal responsibilities. Such was the case of a 26-year-old San Diego State student pursuing a degree in social work, whose $400 scholarship for her trip to Mexico was not enough to compensate for childcare for her two children, the missed days at work and the emotional distress of separation she experienced while abroad. Al Sweedler, San Diego State’s assistant vice president for international programs explains the purpose of the requirement is because “all students should get an international experience.” While the UCSD study abroad program similarly characterizes studying abroad as an experience that expands students’ worldviews and helps them to get to See study abroad, page 5

On April 11, researchers from the university of akron released a study that found that automated grading software and human graders gave similar scores to over 22,000 student-written essays.

Automated Scoring More Efficient Than Human Grading

Computerized Grading Programs Allow for Cheating

Researchers Mark D. Shermis and Ben Hammer from the University of Akron announced earlier this month that there was “no significant difference” between grades given to essays by human graders and machine grading software. Though critics argue that such grading methods would encourage students to “game the system” with formulaic writing, the way updated software such as Vantage Learning’s IntelliMetric works ensures that this will not be the case. Most importantly, the machine grading of essays allows students to receive quicker feedback, which can be crucial to learning. Automated essay scoring technology has progressed tremendously in recent years. Older interfaces like the Bayesian Essay Test Scoring System relied on simple metrics such as grammatical correctness and sentence level diversity. Such simple systems are easy to “game,” but newer software like Carnegie Mellon’s LightSIDE and McGraw-Hill’s Bookette are much more organic in their approach to grading. Instead of creating a set of rigid markers that “good” writing must contain, these programs are “trained” to mimic the grading patterns of a large number of human-graded sample essays. Human graders in public high schools take three weeks on average to grade student papers, according to an informal study conducted by The Paper Graders, a website operated by a group of high school English teachers. Machine graders take minutes. A 1995 study conducted by the publishing company Cengage Learning found that students who receive immediate feedback on their writing improve significantly faster than those who do not. These systems aren’t merely as good as their human counterparts — they’re better. Because these programs are significantly faster than humans, teachers and students risk very little in adopting them, yet have a great deal to gain.

Writers, be alarmed — your papers may soon be judged by computers. A recent University of Akron study found that automated essay scoring software awarded essentially the same essay scores as did trained human graders. This finding may encourage schools to begin implementing such practices. However, computerized scoring poses problems of validity and should not be treated as adequate replacements for human graders. Les Perelman, director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at MIT, has successfully fooled the Educational Testing Services’ e-rater that has been used to grade the GRE and Collegiate Learning Assessment into giving high scores to unintelligible essays. Computer programs like the e-rater score essays by weighing in linguistic features such as diction complexity against the proportions of grammar and usage errors. Such programs attempt to circumvent cheating by giving the computer sample essays to “train” it to know what to look for — but the fact of the matter is that a computer is a computer. Just like how Stanford statistics Ph.D. Joan R. Ginther hit jackpot four times by figuring out the algorithm behind the lottery, determined students can figure out how to “beat” the system by incorporating words or structures that they know the computer will reward with points.          While objective and consistent, computers cannot evaluate abstract qualities such as clarity, creativity, implied meanings and the ability to communicate with designated audiences. Furthermore, automated methods may be influenced by easily manipulatable features that inflate scores, or fail to recognize features that exemplify good writing mechanics. Automated substitutes may be appropriate for scoring mathematicallybased subjects, but they are best left out of the multifaceted realm of writing.

— Ayan Kusari Staff Writer

— HILARY LEE Associate Opinion Editor

Field Notes Angela Chen

University of Virginia, these secrets can manifest as physical burdens too. In a series of experiments, Proffitt et. al asked participants to write about either a major or trivial secret, and then look at a hill headon. Those who’d written about the big secret rated the hill as looking steeper than those with the more trivial burden, implying that secrets leave us physically encumbered. The results remained consistent through the other experiments — those who thought about their secrets found it more difficult to do everything from throwing bean bags to carrying shopping bags. All this is part of a body of research on “embodied cognition,” or the idea that the body influences the mind. We’re used to thinking of the brain as the end-all-be-all of thought, but a host of studies shows that common metaphors may literally be true: Washing our hands makes us feel more pure morally, and taking a shower helps relieve guilt. Warm rooms make people “warmer” socially, and people feel closer socially, and people judge others as “warmer” or “colder” depending on the temperature of the drink they’re holding. The metaphors don’t end here: apparently, opposing religions truly can leave a bad taste in one’s mouth. Researchers at the University of Illinois told 82 Christian students that they’d be rating two different drinks and taking a handwriting test. The participants tasted the drink, rated it. Then they copied either a neutral passage, a passage from the Koran or a passage Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion. Done. They tried the “second” (read: same) drink, rated it; this time around, the participants who’d copied the Koran or Dawkins gave lower rankings to said “second” drink, while drink ratings from those who copied the neutral passage remained consistent. There’s even “enclothed” cognition, which is basically the scientific version of “the clothes make the man.” In a Northwestern University study, students wearing either normal clothes or white lab coats performed the Stroop attention test. The students wearing lab coats made half as many errors on the critical trials. So, the (rather absurdly reductionist) takeaway: Metaphors are often literally true. Unburdening yourself of big secrets might make the physical world look more manageable. And wear a white lab coat to this week’s midterm.




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Economic Problems Even Hurting Harvard

Universities Encourage Study Abroad to Boost Own Prestige ▶ study abroad, from page 4

know themselves, studying abroad is still a luxury for most. However, it isn’t hard to see why universities encourage students to go abroad, as there are certain advantages to doing a study abroad program while in school versus post graduation. According to a 2010 survey performed by the International Center Office, 93.7 percent of UCSD study abroad alumni reported that the crosscultural skills learned while abroad proved professionally valuable, while 51.4 percent agreed that study abroad influenced their career choices. It’s pretty clear why UCSD administration is pushing the study abroad experience — UCSD

as a whole reaps benefits as well. Increasing the number of students abroad makes UCSD appear to be a more internationally-minded school, with 22 percent of its undergraduates going abroad as compared to the national average of three percent, according to the Programs Abroad Office. UCSD comes in third place for sending the most students abroad in the UC system, only to be outnumbered by, you guessed it, Berkeley and UCLA. As for losing money on these students who are no longer paying full tuition, UCSD isn’t sweating. Students who go abroad still pay UC fees (you can’t get away from them that easily). Also, every year UCSD brings in approximately 260

international students who pay $22,878 in tuition, compared to the $13,234 that Californian students pay. Sending students abroad is healthy for the university’s economy and boosts its prestige — no wonder colleges are so adamant about it. Personally, I will choose to not study abroad because I not only need to work, but I love UCSD and I don’t want to miss even a quarter of it. China, Ireland and Australia will all still be there waiting for me when I graduate, so after I’ve utilized my UCSD experience to the fullest, I will be able to explore the world on my own terms. Readers can contact Madeline Mann at

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Dear Editor, “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.” – President Barack Obama, referring to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.    The whole point of going to Harvard for the past decade has been to get a job on Wall Street.  Harvard College, among the lowest-debt colleges, can’t be absolved of the blame in the current trilliondollar debt crisis, either; the college began the sticker price arms race in the early 1980s because it could raise prices with impunity due to the social cachet it offers.  Therefore, questions like “How do I get a job lobbying the U.S. government to protect Wall Street interests?” would be more germane than questions about the supposed rise in global temperatures.   “Why it is OK for Wall Street banks to create securities designed to fail; why it is OK for them to game the ratings companies; why it is OK to get paid huge sums of money while working for companies rescued, and still implicitly backed, by the U.S. government; why it is OK to subvert reform efforts?”  Wall Street recruiters on visits to Harvard invariably shift the conversation from content to form. They must say things like, “I don’t mind what you are saying, I just mind how you are saying it.” ‘ And “I don’t understand why you can’t treat other people with respect.” They avoid taking questions from Harvard College students at all. For that matter, they avoid engaging them in substantive conversation of any sort. They cast themselves not as extensions of a global financial empire but as guests of the college.

Everyone at Harvard can agree that it is wrong to be rude to ladies on a visit. Therefore, Wall Street recruiters are oftenest of that gender.  Sometimes graduating seniors at Harvard may think they are pissed off at Wall Street recruiters because of something they did. They are actually pissed off at them because they can no longer afford to hire them all.  As awkward as it is to find themselves (as early admissions specialists) in a war with students inside their own trade schools, Wall Street recruiters cannot simply cease to deal with them.   After all, many are their own children. Disinheritance is messy. And, anyway, what’s the point of winning the estate-tax battle if they have no heirs?  More importantly, the students at Harvard College are Wall Street’s most devastating ammunition in the looming cultural war. They show the Lower 99 that today’s economic inequality isn’t some horrible injustice but a financial expression of the natural order of man. The sort of people who become Upper Ones are inherently different from the sort of people who become Lower 99s. Win the battle at Harvard and they might still win this war.   “I have not seen ‘The Hunger Games.’ Not enough class warfare.” – Obama. —Richard Thompson Alumnus, ‘83 ▶ The Guardian welcomes letters from its readers.

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Housing Guide University City ................................... La Regencia By Angela Chen When it comes to apartments in the UTC area, there’s far more similarities than differences between complexes such as La Regencia, Costa Verde and Archstone. La Regencia’s rent is comparable to the other options — around $400 for a double, $650 for a single — and the buildings all have pools and gyms. The rooms are decent, though shabbier than the Costa counterparts. At Costa, most apartments come with their own balcony, while Regencia’s version of a “balcony” is a partitioned-off portion of a courtyard. Both share the typical evils of UTC living: unreliable maintenance, slow elevators and nightmare parking. The truly unlucky have tandem parking (one car in front of the other, so the car on the inside is effectively trapped), and the rest of us do six-point turns to maneuver into tiny spaces set off by enormous columns. Depending on which side of La Regencia you live, you’re next to either the second or third Arriba shuttle stop. Aim to live on the Regents/Palmilla side: You’ll be two minutes from the second stop and will usually be able to get a spot (albeit, sometimes standing room only). If you’re on the third, prepare to be passed over time after time. Whichever side you end up on, you’ll be able to experience the greatest delight of La Regencia: living in the backyard of Vons. But caveat emptor: While the one-minute walk to the grocery store is wonderful for convenience, it’s awful for enabling access to every late-night Los Primos (open until 1 a.m.!) craving.

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Pines of La Jolla By Rachel Uda You will have to sacrifice access to water every other Tuesday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., but Pines of La Jolla’s proximity to a UCSD shuttle stop is well worth it. The complex houses mostly two-bedroom units.

La Jolla Village park By Margaret Yau

Living in an apartment is overrated. Let’s be honest, your slobby ways can’t feasibly fit into a cramped apartment with four other equally messy roommates. You need a house. You need Mahaila. The townhouse complex, officially known as La Jolla Village Park, is located on the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Regents Drive. Each house is a short five-minute jaunt to either the MTS bus line or the Arriba campus shuttle, so don’t worry — you’ll never be too far away from your favorite lecture halls. Each house boasts a two-car garage and one additional parking permit, and the largest models have four rooms (one master bedroom, two singles and a converted den). You’ll have to pay for gas and electricity and cable, just like any normal apartment, but the water bill is paid for by the owners of the complex. The trick to landing a house in Mahaila is contacting the landlords, who act as independent contractors. Drive around the complex to see any “for rent” signs — they are usually up around April and May. But be sure to do your research before touring the house and meeting with the landlord — many landlords prey on unsuspecting college students, charging them $500 more a month than the average asking price for a broken apartment next to a loud, busy street. A ndrew O h /G uardian file

nobel court By Nicole Chan

international Gardens By Tiffany Chin

Nobel Court is a comfortable and convenient choice for students who don’t have a car in San Diego. The complex, which is accessible from campus via the Nobel shuttle, is located within walking distance to La Jolla Square Village and the Vons shopping center. Nobel Court is a newer apartment complex that offers an updated gym facility, secure entrance and comfortable digs. The complex is not the ideal place to throw a party — street parking can be hard to find and the complex’s residents are mostly composed of retired couples and small families. Nobel Court only has single and double apartments, and rent is slightly steep — a double runs about $1875 per month.

Without compromising cost and convenience, La Jolla International Gardens provides reasonable living for the student on a budget. Advantageously placed alongside the Arriba shuttle — not to mention near Vons and Ralphs — it’s simply a hop, skip and a jump back to your ever-welcoming bed. With the price for a two-bedroom apartment starting at $1600, two guaranteed parking spots, and fairly quick maintenance, it’s no wonder why the majority of residents are students (though it’s still eerily quiet past 10 p.m.). However, the winding stairs become a daunting challenge upon move-in, requiring you to use months of Tetris training in Physics lecture to lug your furniture up to your new home. But once you get past the hassle of dragging your bed frame and couch up the unbelievably narrow, winding stairs, it’s smooth sailing for the rest of your stay — as long as you don’t mind a cold shower once in a while.



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........................................ and Beyond Pacific Beach By Arielle Sallai

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Maybe you’ve been looking for a boozier, bro-ier college experience. Maybe you’re just looking for cheaper rent in a nicer apartment than you’d get closer to campus. Either way, Pacific Beach is the obvious solution. Far enough away from the apartment towers of University City, yet close enough that the commute won’t kill your soul, PB sets the right balance between pleasure and practicality. For one, you’ll have to pass about a dozen bars simply on your way to Trader Joes (in fact, you can even grab a beer at the bar right next door to the grocery store if you want to let drunchies do the buying later), making even the most basic of chores an adventure. At the same time, you can save gas by taking the 30 bus route to campus — a free, 40-minute trip with our bus stickers. The length might sound daunting, but it’s great study time and a beautiful, scenic route along the coast through La Jolla. Just throw on your headphones and zone out while you make your way back to this raucous beach town. You can easily find two-bedroom apartments for roughly $1250 a month (that’s just $625 for a single, and even cheaper if you double up), some within walking distance to the beach, bars and burritos — and, really, there’s nothing better than that.

la jolla By Arielle Sallai

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If you live in La Jolla proper, don’t expect lively neighbors. If you want to throw a rager, don’t — they’ll make you regret it. Basically, you’re expected to be seen and not heard, though they’d probably rather not see you either. But hey, that’s all moot when you live in paradise. With enough roommates you can make a La Jolla crib as affordable as anything up the hill in University City (expect at least $700 for a single). While most of the affordable apartments are disappearing in favor of luxury condos, if you lurk Craigslist enough there’s always a solid chance at finding some gem of a beach shack.

mira mesa By Ayan Kusari

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A 15-minute drive from campus, the suburban homes and patchy lawns of Mira Mesa don’t look like much at first glance. But these are superficial flaws, especially when you look at the price tag: The rent can run as low as $450 a month, or $650 if you’re getting a single. Mira Mesa is just off the I-15, so getting places is a snap if you have a car. And the I-5’s traffic jams are not a problem for the commuting student, since Miramar Road cuts straight across the freeway. Bus rides are long, but the MTS Route 921 to campus runs every thirty minutes. But the best thing about Mira Mesa is the food. There are Thai and Vietnamese restaurants galore, but cheap, authentic Indian, Persian, Moroccan and Italian restaurants — none of which can be found in La Jolla — are ubiquitous in Mira Mesa as well. There’s In-n-Out, Souplantation and a selection of Chinese buffets. Ethnic groceries like 99 Ranch, Seafood City and Vien Dong offer hard-to-find Asian ingredients and some of the freshest seafood you’ll find in San Diego County.

Hillcrest By Ayan Kusari

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Vibrant, diverse and progressive, Hillcrest is everything a college town should be. It’s known for its locally-owned coffee shops and trendy thrift stores, like Frock You and Flashbacks. Unlike UCSD, Hillcrest is always bustling — it’s one of the most densely-populated neighborhoods in San Diego. Well-known for its large and active LGBT community, Hillcrest boasts over a dozen gay bars. Try the Inn At The Park for its great food, Flicks for its wild karaoke and the Brass Rail for its affordable drinks. Hillcrest is pedestrian- and bike-friendly: Sidewalks and bike lanes are extrawide and well-maintained. Premeds should note that the UCSD Medical Center is located in Hillcrest, where a free shuttle picks up students and staff every 30 minutes. The only real downside to Hillcrest is its priciness: Cheap spaces are nearly impossible to find, and rooms can cost over $700 per month.



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Lizotte Sets Record for Most Season Goals UCSD Track and Field Head into ▶ Waterpolo from page 12

Allie Taylor and Jessica Tran. Despite the obvious gaps left by the 2012 class, Kreutzkamp is confident about next season and the strength of this season’s performance. “I think this is one of our best seasons ever,” Kreutzkamp said. “I understand that we won last year, but we won more games this year, we’re in the conference championship game for the third year in a row. This is a team that’s going in the right direction, and I’m really proud of it.”

game 1

The Tritons went down early, with the Seawolves taking an early 2–0 lead. With three minutes remaining in the quarter, UCSD countered to cut the lead down to one, off a quick goal from senior Katherine Biehle and a backhand from senior Kirsten Bates. Down 2–3, the Tritons drew an exclusion, prompting Kreutzkamp to call for the timeout. Coming out of the break, the Tritons set up sophomore Sarah Lizotte for a last-second goal to tie the game. The goal marked Lizotte’s 85th of the season, setting the record for the most single season goals.

“[SSU] is scrappy and they have a lot of talent. If we don’t come out ready to go, they’ll jump out on us, which they did,” Kreutzkamp said. “A lot of times it’s first-game jitters and we just have to get over them and stay the course.” The Tritons turned it around in the second quarter, as senior Jessica Tran gave the Tritons the lead on a shot that skimmed under the reach of Sonoma keeper Ariel Lockshaw. UCSD picked up two more goals to take a 6–3 lead. UCSD goalkeeper, senior Allie Taylor kept the Seawolves scoreless in the third period. The senior would tally nine saves in the campaign, as the Tritons outscored Sonoma 5–3 in the fourth quarter. “I’m proud of our gals,” Kreutzkamp said. “[We] knew all week long that this was going to be a big test. Sonoma was going to come in here and not lay down for anybody.” From there, UCSD advanced to the semifinal bout against CSU Monterey Bay. Kreutzkamp showed concern for the Tritons’ match against the sixthseeded Otters, as UCSD took a narrow 12–8 win against CSU Monterey Bay last week, April 14. “Monterey Bay plays a system you don’t see every day, but we squeaked out a win over them

a couple weeks ago. I’ve got some homework to do on them tonight for sure,” Kreutzkamp said.

game 2

Kreutzkamp’s concern proved warranted, as the Tritons again fell behind in the opening period. UCSD had no response for the Otters’ senior attacker Nikki Smart, who logged a first period hat-trick to put Monterey Bay up 4–1, before Lizotte sunk one to bridge the deficit 2–4 before the end of the period. “We needed to put the ball on-cage,”Kreutzkamp said to the UCSD Athletics Department. “Being down 4–1, we actually [had] to score goals to get back in the game. I was actually really proud of our defense, because through the second and third quarters we only gave up one goal, which allowed us to chip back in. If [CSU Monterey Bay] keep scoring goals on us there, it’s hard to make a comeback.” The Tritons kept the Otters at bay in the second period, tying the game 4–4 off goals from Bates and Bartow. Readers can contact Rachel Uda at

PHOTO HIGHLIGHT Senior Kirsten Bates notches a field block against Loyola-Marymount. Bates is one of five graduating seniors on the UCSD squad, including Jessica Tran, Allie Taylor, Katherine Biehle and Natalie Peng. nolan thomas /G uardian file

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▶ track from page 12 219’2” to win the competition and set a world record. But on Saturday, Cadee did not even make the finals as Smith hurled a massive 219’8.5” throw to overtake the number one spot away from Cadee. A paralympic world record was also set on Saturday as U.S. Paralympian Jeremy Campbell threw 197’6”, eclipsing his American record set two weeks prior at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational of 190’7”. In the pole vault, Kelsey Hendry of Canada and Tori Pena of Ireland battled it out, as Pena set an Irish national record of 14’10”. Hendry won the event despite failing to record a higher height than Pena, clearing the bar more consistently at the 14’10” mark. The marks were good enough to tie the pair for ninth in the world this year. Akos Hudi of Hungary — only 17 years old — threw 227’7” to win the hammer competition. The Junior World’s silver medalist will prove to be a serious competitor for this year’s Olympic Games in London. For UCSD, several athletes posted great marks going into the conference finals, including senior sprints captain Jacqueline Rose, who won the 400m dash with a 53.6s, just off her personal best of 53.3s. Her brother, freshman Keith Rose, won his heat of the 100m dash with a time of 11.08 despite running into a slight headwind. Junior Zach Nagengast threw a personal best in the discus at 161’8” to move up to sixth on the UCSD All-time list, while sophomore Lorato Anderson picked up a pro


mark in her event, the 800m with a time of 2:13.98 seconds. Freshman sprinter Sabrina Pimentel picked up a personal record as well in the 800m race, with a 2:12.8 to move her into 20th in the nation on the NCAA DII level. Senior captain Nick Howe also had a good day in the javelin event, in his last meet at UCSD. Coming into the meet seeded seventh, Howe was trailing well behind the leaders heading into finals. However, on his very last throw, Howe popped off a 226’8.5” throw to move into third. “The first thing I thought was, ‘that’s the best throw [Howe]’s ever had,” head coach Tony Salerno said after the meet. “But the crosswinds just knocked the javelin down so you didn’t see how far it should have gone.” Howe finished behind Mike Hazle, 2004 and 2008 Olympian and Pan-Am Silver Medalist, who threw 236’3”. “The wind was really knocking everything down, the javelins would go out fine and then dip to the left,” freshman javelin competitor Nash Howe said. Going into CCAA conference tournament next week, the Triton men are looking for their first win ever, while the women look poised to take back the title they lost after holding it for five straight seasons in 2009. The main competition for the Tritons will be against Cal State Chico for both genders. Cal State Los Angeles, who hosts the meet this year, is looking dangerous in both the throws and sprints categories. Readers can contact Nick Howe at

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First Team Selection Sophomore Sarah Lizotte

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The Tritons fell in the WWPA championship match agianst first-seed Loyola-Marymount last Sunday, April 29. Sophomore Sarah Lizotte, pictured above, recorded a hat trick in the campaign.

By Rachel Uda Sports Editor


he UCSD Women’s Water Polo team ended its regular season last weekend, April 27 to April 29 at Canyonview Pool, after failing to defend its WWPA conference title. The second-seeded Tritons went up against first-seed Loyola Marymount looking for the upset. UCSD came up just short, falling 7–6 in the championship bout. “I am so darn proud of these gals,” UCSD head coach Brad Kreutzkamp said. “They poured their hearts out today against a team that is phenomenal and quite frankly could win the national championship.” The nationally unranked Tritons needed a conference title for a NCAA tournament berth. The No. 7 Lions

will advance to the first round, to be played on May 11, at San Diego State. The second-seeded Tritons, came into the game on the back of two wins in its preliminary matches. On Friday, April 27, UCSD came from behind to take a 12–7 win against seventh-seed Sonoma State. The following day, the Tritons fought for a close 10–9 win against sixth-seed CSU Monterey Bay. Despite a battle in the pool for a place in the title game, the Tritons didn’t seem saddled with fatigue on Sunday. UCSD went down early, but kept the game close throughout. The Tritons ended the first quarter with a slight 2–3 lead off consecutive goals — solo efforts — from sophomore standout Sarah Lizotte. “[Lizotte] has had some ups and downs this year, because we do put a lot of pressure on her shoulders,


against [Loyola] that they hadn’t seen us do before and we picked a couple weak spots that we tried to expose, and I was really happy,” Kreutzkamp said. When asked about the difference between winning and losing, Kreutzkamp said down the stretch it came down to execution. “In one goal games you can point to half a dozen things either way,” Kreutzkamp said. “The one thing I had to point out was just finishing our shots. When you only score six goals, it’s hard to win a game.” Loyola was just able to maintain the one goal gap down the stretch to take the 7–6 victory. The Tritons graduate five senior starters: Kirsten Bates, Katherine Biehle, Natalie Peng,

SecondTeam Selection Senior Kirsten Bates

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we ask her to do a lot for this team,” Kreutzkamp said. “And she has responded and sometimes she’s fallen short...We called her number again today, and I could see it in her eyes, she came to play.” The Lions overtook the lead in the second period with two goals off the same weak-side deflection play past Triton goalkeeper Taylor. Lizotte netted her hat trick with a goal from 10 meters out, to keep the Tritons to within one point. Down 5–4, UCSD had the opportunity to tie the game in the last possession of the half, drawing the double-exclusion, but the Tritons were unable to convert in the clutch. For the remainder of the game, the Tritons continued knocking the ball around the two-meter mark but couldn’t put the ball in the net. “We ran a defensive scheme


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UCSD Hosts Annual Triton Invite By Nick Howe Associate Sports Editor TRACK & FIELD — This past weekend, April 27 to 28, the UCSD Track and Field complex hosted both collegiate and international athletes in the annual Triton Invitational. The elite athletes were most highly concentrated in the discus

competition where Dutch discus throwers Rutger Smith and Erik Cadee fought each other for this year’s number one place on the world stage. There were two discus competitions, one on Thursday, April 26 and one on Saturday, April 28. On Thursday, Cadee threw See track, page 11

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UCSD senior Track and Field captain Nick Howe threw a 226’ mark in the last day of the meet in the javelin competition.

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MONDAY, APR. 30, 2012, VOLUME 45, ISSUE 49