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Oklahoma comes to California BY JENNY MINER want to cry.

ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR “Oklahoma” opened on March,26 to an audience thrilled by much more than just the kissing. When Rodgers and Hammerstein sat down for their first collaborative project, they demonstrated their unyielding spirits by resisting the pressure to succumb to the customary standards of Broadway. Instead of presenting the same ol’ 1940’s musical comedies which seemed unrealistic and enhanced with smuttiness, the playwrights produced a quaint and genuine narrative that did not have the glitz and glamour of their associates’ productions. Krista Miller, director, along with her “Rodgers”, Phillip Miller, music director and the rest of the cast and crew put on “Oklahoma!” and remained true to the aim of the notable playwrights. As the state of Oklahoma anticipates admittance to the Union, tenderhearted Laurey (Jacqueline Goalwin) faces change in her own life. Two men unreservedly vie for her affections, which is enough to make any woman

Handsome, yet boyish Curley (Joseph Mayers) hides his disposition of mind from his object of affection, but is unsuccessful. Judd Fry (Chad Collins), the crazed farm hand, however, makes no bones about his pursuit unlike most antagonists, he did not start out that way. Collins portrayed Judd as a slightly disturbed, possibly even mentally handicapped man. In the heat of one scene he unleashes a maniac that was suppressed. In the midst of Laurey’s confusing love triangle, another character, Ado Annie (Kayla Friend), is in a dilemma herself, she just “can’t say no”. It is less apparent to the audience who Ado Annie will end up with: the swindling peddler, Ali Hakim (Michael Ring) or toe-tapping Will Parker (Ethan Park). Ado Annie is comic relief wrapped up in the tiny body of an uncontrollable young woman. The most stable character, staunchminded Aunt Eller (Natalie Harris), provided security for the audience. Her presence, especially during the chaotic scenes, allowed for certainty in the outcome of the situation at hand. She com-

manded the stage like she commanded the young adults to buck up. The music was well performed and intensified the audience’s emotions.

The dancing, choreographed by Brian Buxton, was a difficult task for any cast to accomplish on a small stage, but the characters were not lacking in enthusi-

asm as they two-stepped, tapped and leaped across the stage. The whole production is am amusing, satisfying mustsee.

Housing registration to change this fall




Two years after changing locations, Child S.H.A.R.E’s “Walk Your Talk Walk,” hosted by California Baptist University is still going strong. The event happened on March 27, 2010, and was attended by approximately 700 people. It was sponsored by the local organization Child S.H.A.R.E. According to their website, Child S.H.A.R.E. is “dedicated to equipping local congregations to recruit and support foster parents.” According to Brett Vowell, director of Chapel and Compassion Ministries, the event raised $8,200 that will go directly to Teen Leadership Camp; providing enough money to send at least 30 foster kids to camp. Walk Your Talk was started six years ago by Erick and Jackie Hasemeyer as an organization to help raise awareness for foster chil-

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Jackie Goalwin delivers a convincing performance as protagonist Laurey

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Over 700 participants turned out to the second annual Walk Your Talk held at CBU.

dren within the Riverside area. “There are over 500 foster children who are emancipated or who are within one year of being emancipated in Riverside alone who are in need of help,” Jackie Hasemeyer said. The walk was originally held at the Grove Community Church, but then was moved to CBU two years ago in order become more localized. Among the participants were members of the Athletic

Department, who participated as part of a service project. “I felt that doing this walk would help raise awareness for foster children and it was also a form of exercise,” CBU swimmer Chris Toy said. Jackie Hasemeyer said that a typical foster child’s life expectancy is bleak. “Most foster children will either end up dead, in prison or homeless. With the money we raise here, we plan to send kids to camp and connect them with mentors.”

The housing selection process for next year is underway, and returning students will experience a few changes. According to Daron Hubbert, director of Residence Life, the Cottages as well as Simmons and Smith Halls will be freshman housing only. The University Place and Lancer Arms apartments will continue to house upperclassmen. The University-owned houses will be themed next year. Any group of students who have the same interests or majors may choose to live together and make their own contract to do special activities together, according to Hubbert. It is recommended that a staff member “sponsor” the individuals. The university will also provide them with funds so that they can use their interests or abilities to give back to the CBU community. For example, if a group of art students decide to live together in a house, the university can provide a way for them to have an art show. Registration will also change slightly. It will take place through the Housing

Reservation System as in previous years, but instead of the sign-ups opening for each class all at once, they will take place in 25-minute increments for randomly chosen groups of people throughout the date of registration for the respective class. “We are trying to limit the number of people who are looking at the same apartment at the same time so that hopefully those who want to live together, can,” Hubbert said. Registration for all returning seniors and for juniors who will become seniors next year will open April 6. Dates of registration will continue to give priority to upperclassmen. Students should check their Lancermail regularly to sign the housing agreement and receive their registration date and time. If they are not registered for fall classes, they may not sign up for housing. On the date of registration, students will see the size of the apartment as well as the number of spaces available when they log in. Those who wants to live on campus can have from two - five people or. When registration is complete, a follow-up e-mail will be sent containing

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PR at CBU makes monumental strides BY MEAGAN NUTT STAFF WRITER

After two years of diligent work from the Department of Communication and Visual Arts, California Baptist University students can join the public relations world with the recently approved PR major. The new major requires 12 courses, totaling 36 units. Among these courses there are nine units of lower division requirements, 18 units of upper division requirements and nine elective units where students can choose from a variety of courses ranging from Magazine Writing to Business Communications. “The PR major will provide a pristine option for a double-major not only because of the rapidly growing field, but its 36 unit requirement makes it a reasonable load for the average student,” Mary Ann Pearson, director of the journalism program, said. A new class is being introduced entitled “Public Relations Writings, Campaigns and Strategies”. This course offers a more in-depth look into all of the different aspects of PR work. The Public Relations Club has recently gained accreditation from the Public Relations Student Society of America, or PRSSA. The PRSSA is a pre-professional organization for students designed to promote and encourage them to pursue experiences in public relations and establish relationships between students and professionals. “PR club has become a great outlet for all of our members,” Sandra Romo, faculty advisor said. During the PR

housing Cont. from Page 1 students’ new housing assignment which can be changed until the April 23 deadline. Each person will receive an access code to enter when they sign up for housing. Those who would like to choose roommates, pick group leader who will enter the group’s codes into one room at the same time. The group member with the earliest log in date and time should be the group leader. To avoid

Club’s meetings they discuss current events, have mentoring sessions and plan for future campaigns and press releases. Romo hopes that in the future they can create an official student based firm where the members will do PR work for free, and gain a lot of good experience in and on the field. “I think it’s really awesome that we got it approved, and hopefully it will increase the membership of the PR Club,” PR Club President Freizel Bagube said. Public relations is one of today’s fastest growing career fields, and employment of PR specialists is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than average, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to Pearson, majoring in PR will provide one with the skills to be a proficient communicator. A person in the PR field will work with the upper and lower management of a corporation or business to ensure the communication between the two is clear. They are also in charge of conveying messages to the various publics about the company or even a person or group of people. A person in PR handles all press releases and other events in order to create an image or brand for clients. CBU is the only school that offers a PR major in the Inland Empire. John Pate, Chair of the Department of Communication and Visual Arts, said he expects big things from the PR major and predicts that CBU will start recruiting big numbers throughout its communication departments. conflict, Hubbert suggests choosing enough group members to fill every space available in the room. “We’re really trying to stress to people that you need to do this in a group method. You should have your whole group ready to go,” Hubbert said. For any questions or concerns, visit the Residence Life Office, call (951) 552-8000, or e-mail

New Song director Al Clifft takes a minute of rehearsal to share a laugh with his students.


New Song director Al Clifft resigned after his third year at California Baptist University, leaving broken behind hearts and big shoes to fill. “I don’t slow down very well,” Clifft said. But slow down he will. Clifft announced last week he does not plan to return for the 2010-11 school year, due to the workload and the stress of responsibility. “Choir is really important to me, so I spend a lot of time making it good,” Clifft said. “I will be 68 in June and my family feels it would be okay if I slowed down.” Clifft has been a part of choirs for over 40 years, including many early years performing and spending his later years directing and writing music for them. “I feel like a college student who graduates. It’s like, ‘What am I going to do now?’ This is a very big change,” Clifft said. “New Song is still New Song. There is still great music and

Reform bill makes health history nificant legislation in regards to health

BY JOSHUA HARRIS care since the Great Society programs

PERSPECTIVE EDITOR The nation watched history unfold on Mar. 21, 2010 when the House passed the Senate version of the $940 billion health care reform bill. The final vote, tallying 219-212, marked the United States’ most sig-

Medicare and Medicaid were first instituted under the Johnson administration in 1965. The controversial bill was certainly not voted on unanimously on the House floor. Many representatives, fueled with sharp populist opposition on both sides of the aisle, expressed their discontent. Among the more audible detractors

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stood House Minority Leader John Boehner, who when asking himself whether the bill was written “openly, with transparency and accountability,” answered heatedly, “Hell no you can’t!” Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on the other hand, praised the health care initiative, invoking the late Ted Kennedy’s words, “Health care is the great unfinished business of our society.” With the passing of the reform, the Senator’s words

to make memories that last a lifetime.” Clifft announced his resignation during the New Song rehearsal. For New Song Vice President Tracy Blanchard, it was quite a shock. “Nobody expected this, but we support Al and the decision he made with his family. It is only for selfish reasons that this has brought tears to many of our eyes and sadness in our hearts, but I am so thankful for the time I have had with Al and his wife Glenna who have gratefully allowed us to become a part of their life,” Blanchard said. With the coming of a new choir director, many of the girls, including Blanchard, are undecided about their plans to return next year. “My decision has not been made just yet on what I plan to do in the future because I did plan my schedule around returning to New Song for my senior year,” Blanchard said. Other members of the choir have opinions on Clifft’s departure. “I think I can talk for the rest of New Song when I say we realize how big of a part Al played in our lives and now he is

not going to be there anymore. He holds a big place in my heart and he honestly cares for every member of our group. He is too special to leave us, but I will respect and honor his decision,” Lang said. Collinsworth School of Music Dean Gary Bonner and faculty also feel at a loss with the resignation of Clifft. “We are very heartbroken hearted that Al is leaving. We were so happy to have him here and now we are sad to see him go,” Bonner said. However, there is still the question of who will take over the New Song choir. “We are searching for someone who can take over the women’s choir as well as teach theory classes,” Bonner said. “We started talking to the provost today, and hope to have a new director in three weeks.” With only weeks until the end of the semester, Clifft’s time at CBU is coming to a close. “The hardest part of this is leaving the students. Many of them have been with me since the beginning. They are the ones that make it work,” Clifft said.

now follow with Pelosi’s triumphant remark: “that is — until today.” One of the most significant changes in the reform are the various regulations on insurance companies. This includes an elimination of limits on how much the provider will cover under a plan; required preventative care; and a 40 percent tax on company plans which will cost over $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families. Among other notable changes enacted by the new bill as it stands is first

the extension of insurance subsidies to families of four making up to $88,000. This level, about four times the federal poverty level, marks a significant change in Medicaid benefits. Also prominent is the new law preventing children up to age 26 from refusing health insurance, at the penalty of a fine of 1 percent of annual income. Many of these alterations went into effect upon President Barack Obama’s signature, while others will not go into effect until 2014 or even 2020.

NEWS Virus outbreak hits school e-mail system BY ROBBY PAPROCKI

ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR A variant of a prevalent computer virus gave student and school IT officials quite a shock last week. A self-propagating virus infected several dozen student and faculty computers on Monday, March 22, according to Assistant Infrastructure Systems Director David Marley. Spam emails containing an infected attachment file began appearing in Lancermail inboxes early Monday morning, Marley said. Several fake e-mails, whose

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subjects included lines such as “Shipping update for your Amazon. com order” and “You have received A Hallmark E-Card”, included an attachment that contained the “googleop” virus, an infectious file which had initially been discovered several days before the outbreak reach California Baptist University. “Once we realized that people had actually opened the file, then we knew we had a problem,” Marley said. IT officials said that the virus managed to significantly propagate itself within two-and-a-half hours, and that the schools anti-virus software and spam e-mail filter did not detect any infectious traces. “We submitted test results to our anti-virus lab,” Marley said. “By Monday evening we developed a fix for the virus, and by Tuesday we had refined that process.” The virus did not cause any

damage to any computer systems other than to re-send the spam emails back through the Lancermail network. IT officials don’t know exactly how many computers were affected by the virus outbreak. Marley estimated that as many as 30 faculty computers were hit, and as many as 150 student machines were infected. ESET NOD32, CBU’s anti-virus solution, released a definition update that included a detection of the virus early Thursday morning. Philosophy professor Scott Key was one of the unfortunate Lancermail users who opened the virus. “Sometimes I get cards online from my friend, so I thought the page was legitimate,” Key said. Key discovered his computer had been infected after his antivirus software alerted him to an in-


fection on his system. He said he called the school’s IT department immediately afterward. “I commend them,” Key said in reference to the school’s technical support. “It was terrific. It was all fixed within a few hours.” The last major on-campus computer virus outbreak occurred almost six years ago, according IT officials. Marley said that the best was to stay protected against virus outbreaks like this one is to avoid suspicious e-mails, especially if there is no personal information present in the message (such as a name or identifying confirmation information), or messages that contain unfamiliar or unexpected attachments. Students are also encouraged to update their anti-virus software and run a scan of their computers as soon as possible.


WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT Student loans at California Baptist University have changed as an anticipatory reaction to the House of Representatives’ approval of the reconciliation bill on Sunday, March 21. Rebecca Sanchez, financial aid

switched its lending program from Federal Family Education Loan Program to Direct Loans before it was ordered by the federal government. The Reconciliation Bill, also known as the health care bill, included new student loan lending laws that would end the program CBU was using.

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“We start our awarding season in February and they can still mandate it for July 1,” Sanchez said. “We felt it was the best decision to be preemptive. We’re anticipating that it’s going to be mandated because it has strong Democratic support.” The call to end the FFEL program also sought to remove the commercial lenders from the process. With the Direct Loan in place, students and parents will be able to borrow directly from the government and not through a private lender. Sanchez said students with loan money through the FFEL program should not worry. “It really shouldn’t affect students because a Stafford loan is a Stafford loan,” she said. “Financial aid offices have worked hardly and closely to make the transition from FFEL to Direct Loans a seamless process.” However, students who will accept loans for the 2010-2011 school year must fill out a new Master Promissory Note and complete a new entrance counseling session and exam. This can be found on InsideCBU under the Financial Aid tab. Sanchez said that once the Fall 2010 semester starts, there will be an estimated 4000 students with new Master Promissory Notes and entrance sessions. The Master Promissory Note is a contract between the student borrower and lender, reminding students that the money they will receive is a loan that must be paid back. The entrance counseling exam is a small test to make sure students know their rights and responsibilities as a borrower.

Sanchez said the economy was also to blame for the change. Several banks and loan corporations, who previously granted loans to CBU students, have stopped lending because of lost profit. “It’s been two years at CBU were we switch students from lender to lender,” she said. “And those are just US banks, not loan corporations.” Sanchez said there are about a couple hundred lenders nationwide that have gone out of business because of loss of profitability. According to the new lending laws under the Reconciliation Bill, money previously used for third party lenders will be reallocated into federal student aid. The money is expected to be used to increase the PELL grant for needy students. Sanchez said students should log into the National Student Loan Data System’s website to check their lenders. However, students have the option of consolidating loans, combining loans from FFEL and Direct Loans into one, so when repayment begins there is only one lender to pay. During the 2008-2009 academic year, students with loans from FFEL received a notice that the Department of Education had bought the loan. Sanchez said students might also receive another notice that their loans have been bought this summer for the loans borrowed this academic year. Students can check the financial aid tab under InsideCBU for more information on the switch and other questions relating to Direct Loans and FFEL.



Brian Clay Addresses Chapel The “world’s greatest athlete” appeared as the guest speaker at today’s chapel services. Bryan Clay won the gold medal for the Decathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Clay also recently defended his world indoor heptathlon title at the 2010 World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Mayor Dialogues with Students Ronald O. Loveridge, Mayor of Riverside, paid a visit to the California Baptist University campus Monday, March 29. He met with a variety of student leaders to learn ways the city of Riverside could better cater to the needs and desires of university students. Riverside is home to 30,000 college students who attend University of California, Riverside; La Sierra University; Riverside Community College and CBU. (Written by Carissa Gonzales)

Journalism/Public relations Info Session The journalism program will hold an open house information session on April 14. Prospective students interested in journalism and the public relations are invited to attend the event, meet fellow journalists and writers and ask questions regarding the program/majors. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact

Art house opening On Friday, March 26 the “Art House” (Rose Garden Village Apartment 111) hosted its first open house. Art Majors Gretta Anderson, Jessica Roddy and Rachel Weinstein and Professor Duncan Simcoe gave fellow students and staff members a tour of their work in the Art House. The Art Department has been given a two-bedroom apartment in Rose Gardens for students to use as their studio space. Attendees were also treated to a musical performance by Simcoe who played his original song “Salam Bagdad” in the flamenco style. Tyler Sullins accompanied Simcoe on the djembe and Kelsee Larsen provided vocal harmonization. The event provided the Art Department at CBU with an opportunity to fellowship and build community. (Written by Rachel Weinstein)


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CBU’s best kept secret BY JOSHUA HARRIS don’t, you’ll look stupid.” Haynes

PERSPECTIVE EDITOR When it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds of outdated conceptions of what a hero is, California Baptist University must turn to an alternative. That time is now, and that alternative is senior John Haynes. Better known as “the best kept secret at CBU,” Haynes is a titan of personality, a lord of social amiability and a real life exhibition of everything that is excellent in a college student. A double major in political science and history, Haynes’ CBU education equips him not only with an understanding of power and its application to culture and society, but an understanding of how people have exercised it before. He describes his four years of coursework as “a great experience,” citing Professor John McCarthy’s Terrorism class and Professor Daniel Skubik’s Holocaust class as especially interesting. “They’re knowledgeable and passionate,” Haynes said of his favorite professors. “They force you to read, because if you

maintains a jovial demeanor in regards to his workload. “If I have one regret, it’s that I focused too much on grades,” Haynes said of his scholastic experience as a whole. Haynes’ favorite extracurricular moments include “meals at the caf.” When pressed for particular instances, though, he seems only to be able to showcase his love for the Alumni Dining Commons: “they’re all good. I’m going to miss that place.” The spicy chicken sandwich is his duly advertised favorite, and one cannot help but think that breaded chicken on a hamburger bun provides a compelling analogy for Haynes’ own personal character— perhaps simple and unexciting upon first glance, but consistently lovable over time. Haynes was also a cornerstone of the celebrated “Good Times” flag football team. Nicknamed “Bonecrusher” by his teammates, he heartily accepted the laborious task of an offensive lineman concerned only with protecting his quarterback. During the season, it was certainly not uncommon to hear periodic shouts of “Yeah, John!” In fact, it was more

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Clint Heinze expresses his artistic ability while helping someone in need.

Style your sole, help a soul BY KRISTI HOWELL

ASSISTANT FEATURES EDITOR On March 25, the Campus Activities Board hosted the second annual TOMS “Style Your Sole” event. The event was first introduced during the 2009-2010 school year by former Campus Activities Board

member Alyssa Isgett. TOMS Shoes is an organization where after purchasing one pair of shoes, a pair is sent to a child in another country. Many California Baptist University students were drawn to the “Style Your Sole” event not only because they were given the chance to design their own shoes, but because they would be able to reach out

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John Haynes presides over CBU’s front lawn.

uncommon not to hear them. It is difficult to recall a more popular offensive lineman— aside from the inspiration for “The Blindside” movie, Michael Oher, perhaps. Haynes is, in fact, a hero. In the face of the times’ overwhelming insistence upon uniqueness as some sort of shallow end in it-

self, he casually and even proudly accepts who he is— even if that means sacrificing a menial, socially constructed archetype of supposed brilliance. His future plans are still “up in the air,” but as of now he will probably pursue a teaching credential with an intention to teach history at the middle school level. Though it is

difficult to imagine his potential students learning more from an eighth grade US history curriculum than from Haynes himself. The time has long since passed for CBU’s best kept secret to be made public. As one of Haynes’ favorite mottos goes: “it’s all about mainstream, baby.”

and help others in need. The Stamps Courtyard was adorned with white tables and blue chairs, which provided an area to participate in the event. Buttons, sewing needles, acrylic paint, spray paint and various scraps of fabric were available for students to use in order to design their own shoes. “It’s completely worth it because it helps children in other countries,” Audrey Hanson, freshman, said. “Someday, I hope that my entire tennis shoe wardrobe will be made up of TOMS.” Designs were unique to every student. Some decided to put Bible verses on their shoes, others multicolored stripes and still others sewed buttons onto the canvas shoes as well. “I am going to write 1 Corinthians 13 on mine, as well as drawing a zebra print on them,” Hanson said. “I just like being creative and thinking up the design for the shoes.” Freshman Holly McTaggart explained some of her inspiration and design for her TOMS. “I am going to put the lyrics of Phil Wickham’s ‘Divine Romance’ on mine,” she said. The courtyard was filled with fellowship throughout the event. An

“Artist’s Corner” was featured, where students who were more confident in their artistic abilities helped bring others’ shoe designs to life. From writing Bible verses and song lyrics, to stenciling and drawing various designs, to stitching in sunflowers on the canvas shoes, the artists really made their abilities readily available to the CBU community. As artists and students worked on their shoes, the contemporary Christian band “Until June” provided music.

The event blended good deeds with design and allowed students to participate in something larger than themselves. Students will be able to wear these shoes daily, knowing that not only are they completely unique and designed entirely by them, but that they were able to help out a child in another country. Whether CBU students came to the event in order to hear the live band, see their friend’s creations or style their own soles, the event was a success.

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Colorful shoes designs actualized on the canvas of TOM’S shoes.


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Cassie Kristensen and Maria Roque look at Cullan Maher’s mustache in disgust. Abrey Stelzner and Paige Van Camp feel differently.

Mustache March: a hairy decision BY JJ STEELE

SPORTS EDITOR On the California Baptist University campus, the month of March brings blooming flowers, green grass and wild mustaches. With the warming weather, male students

CRASH training Preparing future leaders


Are you looking for ways to grow in your faith or spread the Lord’s word to others? Then CRASH Spiritual Leadership Training with Brian Zunigha, Director of Campus Ministries, is right for you! CRASH is a three-week course located in the Copenbarger Presidential Dining Room. The three sessions will give students the tools necessary to grow in their own faith in Jesus Christ as well as sharing that faith with others. California Baptist University students are also able to learn how to become a part of the leadership of Christian Challenge. “This is a time to help people make an impact with life tools on how to make disciples,” Zunigha said. These training sessions are held on Thursdays, and the first was held Thursday March 25. There are still two remaining sessions on Thursday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to noon and Thursday, April 8 from 8 to 10 p.m. “Discipleship training takes a long time. By the end of the three weeks, a student will not be fully trained, but they will know a few helpful key principles,” Zunigha said. Many techniques are

are inspired to let their upper-lip hair run wild despite apparent female opposition. Much like “No Shave November,” Mustache March is unofficially observed on the CBU campus, where the male population can express their taught, such as different methods of memorizing Bible verses and sharing with others. Matthew 28: 19-20 instructs us, as the Body of Christ, to go out and make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Brittany O’Connell, junior and nursing major, has experienced the CRASH training from last year and definitely understands the importance of Christ’s calling in Matthew 28. “We need to live out the call and be fishers of men,” O’Connell said. “We should take opportunities where these tools are given to us.” As Christians, training ourselves and receiving training from others in discipleship promotes growth in our own faith and helps to stir others’ faith as well. Actively engaging the community at CBU is also important for believers who seek to grow more with God and their fellow believers. “It’s a good opportunity to surround yourself with people who are passionate about the Lord,” O’Connell said. “I highly recommend it, even if you cannot make every one.” Anyone who has interest in learning how to make disciples is welcome. “Last year was very beneficial, the people were very teachable,” Zunigha said. “I expect this year will be, too.”

inner-man by growing whatever whiskers they can. Participants must be clean shaven on March 1 and go the entire month without trimming their “staches.” “Mustache March is a manly event,” Aubrey Stelzner, junior, said.


“Unless they [CBU students] want to remain boys, they should participate.” After surveying 29 CBU ladies, only eight women were willing to raise their hands in true support of the mustache tradition. The other 21 said that they are not a fan of the mustache in general. “I still have yet to see an attractive mustache on a guy,” Cassie Kristensen, sophomore, said. She proudly raised her hand in protest of the tradition. There are a few ladies on campus who prefer a man who can rock the “stache.” A participant in the survey, Paige Van Camp, junior, was a backer of the bristle-bearing month. “Mustaches are manly and rugged. Every man should participate in Mustache March,” said Van Camp. The Mustache March tradition began as a way of defying the United States Air Force regulations on facial hair among the pilots. It is believed to have first begun with Brigadier General Robin Olds, who believed that his mustache made him “bullet proof” in battle, according to Olds was chastised by his superiors, but began a trend of defiance among his fellow fighter pilots. Mustache March is now a tradition among pilots and non-pilots alike. Regardless of this military tradition, some remain firm with their convictions. One student who participated in the survey found only one

Shively looks forward to graduating and making a difference for Christ.

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Showshana Shively says goodbye to CBU BY DEBBIE DENNIS tory with a minor in political science. STAFF WRITER

It is the time of the year at California Baptist University that seniors prepare to depart from CBU and embark on a lifelong journey of success. There will be approximately 500 seniors leaving the CBU nest in May. One in particular is Showshana Shively, and this is her story. Showshana Shively, a senior, is scheduled to graduate in May with a major in Christian studies and his-

She shared what she has learned from CBU and while on a USP trip. “I need to own my story in order to press forward in life and experience all that God has to offer to me in this life. Prior to coming to CBU, I had no idea what it meant to live a life devoted to missions,” Shively said. “I thought that missions were a career for ‘holy-rollin’ Christians. Through the course of my CBU experience with USP, I’ve learned that it’s an everyday thing for a Christian and that it looks different for every Christian.”

example of a good-looking “stache” in the history of mankind. ”Unless you’re Brad Pitt, I don’t think it’s possible to look good in a mustache,” Maria Roque, sophomore, said. “I think it looks gross. It’s bushy and food gets caught in there. Clean cut is the way to go.” After no Brad Pitt sightings on campus this spring, the CBU ladies got a chance to see what the guys would look like with the Geraldo Rivera look. Though only a few men chose to participate, there were a small number of brave souls willing to express their manliness through a mustache. Cullan Maher, junior, was a participant in Mustache March this year. Though some would say his whiskers were a little scarce, he wore his facial hair proudly. “I’m a person who can’t really grow one that well,” Maher said. “I have a little bit and it’s dirty, but I feel that I’m trying to represent the guys that can’t grow one at all.” Unwilling to give in to the female disapproval of the manly March mayhem, Maher stood firm by his decision to observe the annual tradition. “There are things that ladies do that us gentlemen don’t like, but we let them do it anyways,” Maher said. “There is one month out of the year that we can say, you know what, we are men and we need mustaches. Why don’t you just let us grow these out?” Shively explained that she must take things with a grain of salt and that God has allowed circumstances to shape her into the young woman she is today. She also expressed her thoughts on her USP trip to Baltimore . “I was chosen to be on the first Baltimore team alongside nine other amazing individuals. It was in Baltimore that I saw God doing His will and bringing people to His light through The Gallery Church of Baltimore,” Shively said. There was a three-day event in which various volunteers from churches outside of Baltimore served the community through park beautification, school clean-ups and HIV testing and awareness. This was an amazing sight for Shively, because over 100 people came to serve this city so that God may be glorified and seen, even if it was in the tiniest light. Shively is serving as a student leader this summer for USP and as an intern for The Gallery Church. Shively plans to look at various graduate schools that offer a Social Work program tailored to community outreach and/ or counseling with an African-American history and studies program.


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Murders, mysteries and un-birthday parties BY TAYLOR WINCHELL AND JENNIFER HATCHER


Texters stealthily avoid getting caught by their watchful professors.

Text-a-holic The dangers of texting in class


Last month alone, I sent and received a total of 8,220 text messages, which equals an average of 1,918 texts a week and 274 texts a day. With averaging in about eight hours of sleep a night, I spend 16 hours a day texting, which comes to about 17 texts per hour. To me at least, 17 texts an hour seems reasonably low; however, to professors who despise texting in class, it is 17 texts too many. The average college student is enrolled in 15 units a semester, spends three hours a week in one lecture and a total of 15 hours a week sitting in a classroom. By looking at these numbers, I have determined that the average student, if their texting habits are equivalent to mine, sends 51 texts a week per class, equaling 255 texts a week just during class time. Again, if the average “texter” is like me, after opening, reading, replying and sending, the average texting process takes 55 seconds per text. Out of the one hour of class, 15.6 minutes of it is spent texting, averaging about one hour and 18 minutes of texting a week per class. Out of the three hours of lecture a week per class, we spend 43 percent of that time texting. Professors have become more vocal about trying to stop texting in the classroom. Most are printing it in black and white on their syllabus, leading to consequences if the student is caught texting during class. Some professors have said students who break the rule and are caught must bring a snack for the entire class the following meeting; others say they will ask

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the students to leave and receive an “absent” mark for the day, a consequence which can eventually bring down a final grade. Assistant Professor of English Brett Biermann is one of the many professors who has made it apparent that texting in class is not acceptable. “Texting is a distraction, not just to the student doing the texting, but to others as well. In my experience, 99.9 percent of all texts sent and received are of a rather ‘unimportant’ nature. If there is a serious need to text, students are certainly free to step out of class and do so,” Biermann said. While most professors are saying “NO” to texting, it has not stopped most students from sending their daily 274 texts. “I typically put my hands on my open laptop and hold my phone up to my computer screen so it seems like I’m taking notes,” Tayler Jonker said about trying to hide her texting habit during class. Most girl students who are attempting to text during class have used the “phone in the purse” method. “I keep my phone in my bag and use the front keypad of my phone to type, because I know my letters’ numbers by heart, so it is easier to keep eye contact with the teacher,” Kari Oliver said. Not only is the purse trick effective, but so is the “crossed legs” technique for both male and female students. Sophomore Cassy Bartizal said she crosses her legs to text depending on the classroom setup, especially if the professor cannot see under the desk. “It’s obvious when students are texting,” Biermann said. “Typically, students have the mobile in their laps.”

Ready, set… party! From western costumes to raffled prizes, California Baptist University housing showed that they really know how to party. Not satisfied with normal events of food, music and mingling, the residents of Rose Garden Village and Lancer Arms housing tried a fresh take on getting to know your neighbors. On Wed. March 24,students living in the Rose Garden apartments gathered inside its nearby chapel to figure out who murdered Alec Rashford. The Rose Garden Murder Mystery Party had officially begun. Each attendee was assigned a character and had to dress, talk and act accordingly. Some were suspects, others were witnesses, but everyone thought that they knew the real killer. “All the RAs wanted to do something fun and different for the Rose Garden students,” Melissa Chestnut, sophomore, said. “We started it last year, and everyone had a great time.” Armed with root beers, nachos and information about their characters, residents mingled and interrogated each other until the time for accusations arrived. Accusations became heated: widowers were on trial, old friends were harassed, and wives even accused husbands. “I think my husband killed Alec!” Melissa Rodriguez, senior, said while acting as wife Harriet Simpson. After much debate, the party-goers finally found out that Poppy Walker, a flirtatious young women Alec had his eye on, murdered him the previous night. “I knew it!” was the popular phrase shouted from the accusers upon hearing the results. The following day, residents of Lancer Arms held an “Un-Birthday Party” for its students. The reason-

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The very merry unbirthday party for Lancer Arms proved to be creative way to bring students together

ing behind an “Un-Birthday” is to celebrate the days it is not your birthday. While many students do have their birthdays during the school year, just as many have their birthdays during holidays or summer. “We wanted to do something that could celebrate every resident’s birthday. It’s hard to remember everyone, so it’s a big birthday party for everyone. It is a spin-off of the ‘UnBirthday’ in Alice in Wonderland,” Courtney Weber said. It was just all cake and ice cream at the party either. There were prizes to be won, including one prize that everyone hoped to get, though only one lucky person was chosen. “ The grand prize is a Disneyland

Garrett Replogle actively participates in the murder mystery event.

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ticket,” Weber said. “We got a lot of people to come out even though it was cold to just build community in the area and to meet somebody new.” Many people came to the party to enjoy friends, cake, ice cream and to watch the original Alice in Wonderland movie. “I have not read the book but I recently saw the new movie. I am actually not a big fan of the original, but I do like the new movie. It has more of a story; it is more understandable,” Alison Moore, CBU sophomore, said. “I really like the idea of an ‘UnBirthday.’ I kind of feel like it celebrated everyone’s birthday that has had one this year,” Tifinnie Baumann, sophomore, said. While some of the attendants like Alice, there are those who don’t. “I actually don’t like ‘Alice in Wonderland’. I haven’t seen it since I was six, and I thought it was kind of scary. I thought the party was a really good idea though,” Anna Patten, sophomore, said. Planned before the stress of finals kicked in, both events gave people a chance to relax and enjoy the people that live around them. Whether they bonded over solving a crime or watching an old classic, the plan to develop new friendships through new and unusual experiences certainly succeeded.



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As graduation draws near, many California Baptist University students are taking a renewed interest in the perennial question of what to do with their lives. Three students have decided to pursue the ministry, but each of them has a unique path. Despite their differing courses, Jharen Haynes, Dustin Smetona and David Newman are ministers at their local churches. As a child, Haynes dreamed of doing something with ministry when he was older. “When I was six, I knew that I wanted to be ‘Gospel Man’ when I grew up,” Haynes said. “My mother made me a cape that had ‘GM’ on the back, meaning ‘Gospel Man.’ I would take the trash can that was slanted on the top, and I would prop a broom next to it, and I would start preaching. Every day, about 15 times a day, I would preach about John 3:16,” Haynes said. Haynes remembers that his family’s support, specifically his parents, has been important to pursuing his calling. “My parents did instill in me the importance of doing what it is that God wants us to do and finding what exactly his plan is for our life,” Haynes said. When he was 16, Haynes was with his church at the 2006 Southern Baptist Convention Missions Commissioning Service, when he says that he felt specifically called by God to be a career pastor. “It was then that I knew that is what I was going to do for the rest of my life,” Haynes said.

Since that time, Hayne’s Senior Pastor at St. John’s Baptist Church in Riverside has helped him search out this calling in church. Now Haynes is the Minister of Discipleship at the church. “Currently, I am working in that ministry, but I do have the privilege of preaching every so often, about once or twice a month,” Haynes said. When Haynes graduated high school, he gave up his dream of going to Wheaton College and came to CBU. He felt that he should stay in California where he could be “close to home, close to my church, where I could still be of an assistance.” Haynes is now in the Bachelor of Applied Theology program and is convinced that it will help his future plans in ministry and seminary. “It builds me up in specific views of ministry, as in interpersonal relationships and exposing me to teaching and being active in the local church. I feel like academically, they are setting me up far and beyond what most college students get,” Haynes said. Not all students at CBU who are pursuing ministry have chosen the BAT program. Newman has found an English major to be very helpful to his Christian ministry. “As I got into English and I got into the words, it helped me clear up a lot of the words that I was using. It helped me change a lot of the ways that I was thinking, and it helped me better understand the characters that were inside of my congregation,” Newman said. Newman decided to pursue this major shortly after accepting the call to the ministry. “I was called into the

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David Newman speaks at Sunday service at Truth Outreach Missionary Baptist Church in Compton, CA, where he is an assistant pastor

ministry when I was about 5 years old,” Newman said. However, he did not accept the call he felt until much later in life. “From 14-18, all the way to 18 I didn’t agree with life, and I tried to kill myself,” Newman said. He laid in a road and attempted to get run over, but was unsuccessful. “When I was 18 years old, I was engaged. I had just had a panic attack because of the fact that me and this girl broke up,” Newman said. The panic attack landed him in the hospital, and it was here that Newman surrendered to the call to the ministry he felt as a child.

Keep your hands off my food or I’m moving out are the best of friends or constantly at

BY KRISTIN DE LA CRUZ odds with one another, there are many STAFF WRITER

From the first moment you met your roommate, you were convinced that they would leave a lasting impression on your life. What you did not know was whether this impact would consist of amusing memories or awkward traumas that you would rather forget. For many students, living with roommates is the highlight of the college experience. It provides a unique opportunity to establish new relationships, appreciate diverse personalities and live alongside close friends. For others, living with roommates is a puzzling source of frustration. It causes some to wonder: who is this person that listens to strange music, leaves their hair in the sink and keeps eating all my cereal? Whether you and your roommates

ways in which potential conflict can be minimized. Finding the right fit: roommate selection Selecting roommates can be a complicated matter. Who would make the next year most endurable? Who shares your values and interests? Your roommate does not have to be your closest friend. Choose to live with someone who you would enjoy getting to know better, is easy to get along with and reflects lifestyle habits similar to yours. “I choose someone who is respectful of others, whether it is with cleaning, noise or belongings. Someone that you can invest in and grow in Christ. Someone that you don’t mind seeing you in your worst states, such as when you are sick or grumpy,” Elizabeth Baker, junior, said.

Now Newman is the Assistant Pastor of Truth Outreach Missionary Baptist Church in Compton. Haynes and Newman acted upon their childhood calling to ministry later in life, but Smetona grew into his calling to ministry during a church internship before coming to CBU. “I got to a place where I couldn’t see myself doing anything else, this is what I have to be doing. It’s more of a compulsion-calling by compulsion.” When he finished the internship, he learned about CBU from a friend. “I knew I wanted to finish my bachelor’s degree, and I knew I wanted to do

Biblical studies,” Smetona said. He would have considered the BAT program, but Smetona came with junior college credits and wanted to graduate quickly. “The CST major is comprehensive enough that I feel like I’ll be prepared,” Smetona said. Smetona is the Worship Minister at Vintage Life in Fontana. All three students are planning to go to seminary after graduation. Smetona will be graduating this May and is planning to attend the Golden Gate Seminary extension campus in Brea.

choosing good roommates and managing conflict

“I look for someone who stays up really late because I’m always up ’until at least two in the morning,” Andrew Buchholz, sophomore, said. “Also, they have to love food. My current roommate and I always go on late night food runs.” “They have to build you up. They can’t stress you out,” Julia Manchester, freshman, said. “My roommates will be some of my best friends. They have to be fun to hang out with. Having multiple gaming systems and an impressive movie collection is always a plus,” Michael White, sophomore, said. Coping with combat: handling conflicts The first rule in roommate conflict is to deal with the issue as soon as it arises. The problem should never go unaddressed, ignoring it gives it time to grow into something much more serious. The sooner the concern is com-

municated, the easier it will be to work through the problem. “Bring the conflict up as soon as it happens,” Baker said. “The longer it is dragged out, the worse it will become and the more frustrated they will be.” Timing is also important when diffusing a heated argument. Take time to calm down and think clearly about the situation. “Give them a little time to cool off… try and have a talk with them,” Buchholz said. The confrontation should not take place in front of others, when someone is rushing to take their midterm or when they are about to fall asleep. Select a time when both parties can comfortably talk in a private location, without strict time restraints. Listening is a critical component to successful conflict management. Both parties should truly listen to what the other has to say and genuinely consider the other person’s stance. Do not bring prior frustrations or preconceived as-

sumptions into the discussion. Think about their point of view and value their opinion. Never drag outside individuals onto the battlefield. Do not include other friends in the discussion or share details of a quarrel with others. It is best if these conflicts are handled privately between only those involved. “Be open about it. Talk to them, instead of gossiping to others,” Elizabeth Mousa, senior, said. If the discussion requires a mediator, call on an unbiased source, such as a Resident Advisor. Examining yourself: the golden rule The simplest way to handle roommate conflict is to become a good roommate yourself. Be considerate of your roommates and treat them with respect. Communicate and make an effort to get to know them better. Learn to compromise, love and live selflessly.


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1- Cookie Monster’s distant cousin...Food Tray Monster

4- “MMM I’m Lovin It.” Parking lots can smile too.

7- The need for speed makes me smile.

2- A tourist’s view of the Golden Gate Bridge in at night makes for a better souvenir than a refrigerator magnet.

5- This crack in a downtown wall reveals a face long forgotten.

8- Music can put a smile on anyone’s face.

3- Most students do not even know that the lights are watching them.

6- The happiest sidewalk on earth.

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9- Even trombone cases have personality.

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Come alive



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Sam, Paweena and Ali Arch pose outside Bann Thai.

Bann Thai: where food and family meet BY KENTON JACOBSEN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

There is spicy, and there is Thai spicy. I learned this lesson the hard way at Bann Thai, one of the hottest new restaurants, both in spice and popularity. This eatery is a runaway success with lines out the doors weekend evenings and weekday lunchtimes even though it just opened Jan. 23. It is located on Brockton Avenue near the Riverside Plaza. The restaurant features over 30 authentic Thai dishes ranging from curries to soups from the personal kitchen of owners Sam and Paweena Arch. Growing up in Thailand, both husband and wife are familiar with the true flavors of this cuisine and have enjoyed making Thai food for friends and family for years. “Every time we make things like eggrolls, curries, pad see ewe, people always say, ‘Wow, when you open a restaurant let us know.’ That has something to do with the success here,” Sam Arch said. “I think the secret of good Thai food is a balance between the five tastes: sweet, salty, bitter, spicy, and sour. In certain dishes, one flavor probably is going to overpower the other,” Arch said. Although I have little Thai food experience to draw from, I was pleased with the flavors of each of the dishes that I have sampled. The Thai Noodle Soup provided a relief from the strong flavors and spices of the other dishes, but the minty overtones kept the flavor interesting. “A dish like curry or Gra Pow is mostly spicy,” Arch said. Gra Pow, which is a heavily spiced ground meat provided a lesson on Thai spiciness. When you order any dish, they ask how spicy

you would like it. My advice, go low to start, better not to walk away with a hole in your cheek. The Pad See Ewe is a dish composed of noodles and the meat of your choice has a very balanced flavor and provides first-time Thai diners with an accessible dish. Most of the dishes are around $8-10, priced below many other Thai restaurants. Arch notes that second to an authentic Thai experience, price, cleanliness and creating good relationships with their customers are priorities. Bann Thai is a family affair for the Arches, in addition to Sam and Paweena, their daughter Ali and sons Matt, Bo and Ryan, who is an accounting major at California Baptist University, regularly help their parents run the restaurant. There has not been a moment yet that an Arch has not been present while the restaurant has been open. It would be difficult to escape without Sam personally checking on your dining experience, and he is quick to share how he feels God helped them establish the restaurant. “I want to say that the Lord helped, without him, I wouldn’t be here today,” Arch said. It all started two years ago when Arch was laid off due to economic issues. After much prayer and soul searching, Arch and family felt that God was directing them to pursue their dream of opening an authentic Thai restaurant. “I think it was faith in the Lord and a lot of support from friends at Sandals. It’s so unheard of that a brand new restaurant would turn out this well. We have regulars already,” Arch said.

Christian singer-songwriter Mark Schultz’s favorite scripture passage is Hebrews 12:1, which reads: “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Schultz has taken the Christian music world by storm since his first album debuted in 2000. He is known for the songs “Letters from War” and the adult contemporary crossover hit, “He’s My Son.” His songs “I Am the Way”, “Remember Me”, “You Are a Child of Mine” and “I Am” still impact radio stations like KSGN and Air1 today. On March 13, the Come Alive Tour, featuring Schultz and Point of Grace, came to my home church, Immanuel Baptist in Highland. Mark Schultz came out to perform after the 15-minute intermission. I knew Mark was a great singer, but his energy was incredible! Schultz joked about how he had to shower in a fold-up shower during the tour. “They always had me take showers in Wal-Mart parking lots. The shower was behind the tour bus that had ‘Mark Schultz Come Alive’ on the sides.” On a serious note, Schultz said, “I don’t want to look God in the face and have him say, ‘Well, I gave you an opportunity…’” He was adopted when he was two weeks old, and his love for kids helped him to become a youth pastor. After he wrote “He’s My Son” about one of those kids, his music career began. On Wed. March 10, before the concert, I had the pleasure of inter-

viewing Mark. When asked how his musical aspirations began, he replied, “Ever since I was little, I thought I wanted to do baseball or music, even at 5 years old. I realized in high school pro baseball was out of the question. For me, I loved doing it.” Schultz was influenced by music from the 80’s. “I sometimes incorporate 80’s music into my concerts, and everyone from that generation laughs. I love Billy Joel, and listening to the radio while driving. I also love listening to my wife’s iPod,” he said. When asked if he had a favorite song, he chose “Letters from War.” “Friends and family of those who serve love it. They really get choked up. It was a tip of the hat to my greatgrandmother because her grandsons served. I read every letter they wrote to her.”

BY SAMANTHA STEWART spending a small amount of money.

Dinner for two: $50. Two movie tickets: $21. Trading in the typical dinner and movie date for a date at the dollar store: priceless. Let’s be honest. Nothing is more fun on a date than doing something out of the ordinary. However, more often than not, “out of the ordinary” is a tremendous amount of money. But it does not have to be. What is every college students dating salvation? The Dollar Store! Believe it or not, the Dollar Store is guaranteed to make dates unique, exciting and cheap. Instead of planning a night out, plan for a night in, after a quick trip to the store and only

“We engage the audience in a special way,” Schultz said when asked about what goal he and Point of Grace had for their tour. “POG is personable, and you feel like you know them. When they sing, it’s like putting on a comfortable pair of shoes. Our goal is to involve the audience so they feel like they had a great experience with God. We can’t say, ‘Here’s what you’re supposed to believe.’ We are very relationship-oriented people.” When asked for advice on finding one’s life direction, Shultz said “A quiet time is really good for finding your life’s direction. I didn’t want to look at my life at 80, and say, ‘what did I really do? Did I really take a chance?’ I’ll never forget my music instructor. He once told me, ‘I’m proud of what you’ve done…’ GOD will put you where He wants you,” Schultz said.

Mark Shultz performs during his “Come Alive” tour.

A date at the dollar store STAFF WRITER


It is amazing all of the great things you can find at a dollar store. Each offers food, beverages, dining ware, games and even decorations. The goal of the dollar store date is to buy delicious food that can be cooked at home and extras to spice up the dinner. A few ideas include purchasing two brightly colored plates and big glass goblets for just a dollar each. A crystal vase and bouquet of artificial flowers add a touch of flare to the table. A couple of candles can set the mood for a romantic dinner, so pick up a few to go the extra mile. An excellent option for dinner is spaghetti and garlic toast; a meal that is both inexpensive and easy to

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make. Uncooked pasta is available at the Dollar Store, along with marinara sauce, a loaf of bread, dried garlic and basil. Sodas and sweet tea are a fantastic compliment the meal. While at the store, walk around and see what other nifty odds and ends it has to offer. Games and even a cheap movie or two will bring more fun to the date. Be creative; channel an inner child and buy chalk or crayons and draw each other a picture after dinner or buy a kazoo and a toy harmonica and make some silly music together. Once everything is purchased, take everything home, have fun cooking dinner, setting up the table together, and enjoy each others’ conversation. Have a blast and relish in the fact that the date was as inexpensive as it was memorable.


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The decade that never left BY TAYLOR WINCHELL teen.


Photo by Cayla Ames

Author Gary Schmidt spoke about his work at the Christianity and Literature Conference.

Conference helps literature come alive BY MOLLY POWERS Road with Cormac McCarthy” and COPY EDITOR

Bibliophilic students and faculty of California Baptist University had the opportunity to discuss their favorite subject at the 2010 West Regional Christianity and Literature Conference, held on campus March 25-27. The conference was sponsored by the Modern Language and Literature Department and the Faculty Senate of California Baptist University, and featured the theme “Thicker than Water?: The Family in Literature and Culture.” Laura Veltman, Assistant Professor of American Literature, was the conference chair. “We had about 80 participants this year. We had people who came from Poland, Tokyo and Hungary. It’s exciting,” Veltman said. The conference sought to address how the media, and literature in particular, impacts the definitions of family and how Christian writers approach the issue of family. The events began with Keynote Speaker Dr. Diana Glyer, Professor of English at Azusa Pacific University and noted C.S. Lewis Scholar. Dr. Glyer’s talk was titled “Ink/Kin: Lessons from Toller and Jack,” and centered on the Inklings, a writing group created by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Glyer discussed the relationships between the members of the group and how those friendships acted as a model for modern friendship. The conference was divided into sessions throughout Friday and Saturday, and included topics such as “Searching for (the faith) of our Fathers,” “On the

“Sinking Sands: Transformations of the Family.” Faculty members from the Modern Languages and Literature Department moderated each session. Lisa Oosterman, CBU junior, was selected to present a paper at the conference. Her paper, titled “Sparks of Life: Frankenstein and Prometheus,” was one of three presentations in the session “The Imago Dei, Family, and Ideology in Science Fiction,” moderated by David Isaacs, assistant professor of English. “I found the conference to be fascinating and stimulating. It was great to get a chance to converse with like-minded people and hear their ideas on different subjects,” Oosterman said. Saturday evening, the conference provided participants with a dinner in the Copenbarger Dining Room. Gary Schmidt, author of the Newberry Honor novels “Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy” and “The Wednesday Wars”, delivered the Keynote address, titled “Sleepers Awake! Stories and the Glare of the Bright Lights.” The address discussed the role of the children’s book author today, and the impact of children’s literature on readers. Schmidt had also spoken to a small group of CBU students earlier that day and had answered questions about his current and upcoming works. The conference allowed students and faculty to share a love of literature and interact in an informative and academic setting. “It was a smashing success and could not have gone better. We’re definitely pleased,” Veltman said.

Walkmans, mullets, Lip Smackers, ripped jeans, John Hughes and rollerskating. Each of these represents an era of rock bands and tons of hairspray, also known as the glorious decade of the 1980’s. Much of the time, fads of the moment will have two or three years of fame before sliding into obscurity alongside flapper dresses and beehive hairdos. As children of the 90’s, most of us would agree to leave our Furbys and boy band obsessions in the past where they belong. However, the trends of the 80’s seem to not be able to let go. We still listen to the music, watch the movies and dress in similar fashions. Have you ever seen a girl dressed in leggings and wearing a pair of jelly shoes? (If you do not know what jelly shoes are, a Google search will prove that you in fact do.) She could be a clone of the models from her mother’s childhood magazines. Have ever you seen a guy walking around in a concert rock T-shirt and a pair of ripped jeans? His dad most likely wore the same outfit as a

Maybe some people are still not convinced that today’s generation is a near replica of the previous. Some other familiar trends that began in the 80s include: wearing checkered Vans shoes, skateboarding, watching “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, sporting a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, going to Chuck E. Cheese and drinking Shasta soda. If someone does not know what any of these items are, it might be safe to say they are living under a rock. It is obvious that remnants of the 1980’s still surround us today, but the question is: why? Was that decade just so fantastic that we yearn to replicate those glory years? This might be true, but people of the era certainly were not always able to focus solely on great music and volumized hair. Still wrapped up in the Cold War, school children had to learn bomb disaster drills and pray for the end of nuclear war threats. Amidst serious droughts that affected the economy and fear of space travel after the infamous Challenger space shuttle blew up, this time period had no less trouble than those before or after. However, there is something special about those ten years that people are


A hot dog, kettle corn and airplanes are a wonderful combination, and great way to spend the day with friends and family. On March 27 the community gathered at the Riverside Municipal Airport for the 18th annual Riverside Air Show. The day began with a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast, and was followed by seven hours of aerobatics, car chases and much more. The first aerobatic stunt patriotically began the festivities with the “Just In Time Skydivers” who jumped out of a plane with the American flag. By mid-afternoon, thousands of people had gathered with their water bottles, sun visors and lawn chairs to sit and watch the different planes perform their tricks. Each plane had a different pilot who was formally introduced before his or her takeoff by the MC of the day. Some pilots performed deathdefying tricks, while others left intricate designs with the smoke from their plane. One of the most crowdpleasing events of the day was the “Silver Wings Aerobatics and Wing Walking”, where a man wearing a red spandex suit courageously stood

atop the wings of the plane as it flew around the airport. A large portion of the event grounds was dedicated to a car show. These cars ranged from T-Model Ford’s to 1965 Mustangs. The vehicle that drew one of the largest crowds was a “Back to the Future” car looka-like, which came complete with its own theme music. One of the things that young and old enjoyed, were the variety of food and drink available. Bubba’s Barbecue was a hot spot for everyone’s messy


not willing part with anytime soon; and why should they? Many great inventions were created in that time and now have made a serious comeback, including Apple computers, horror movies, Transformers toys and the oh-so-valleygirl phrase “Omigod!”. Other hits that never really left: Michael Jackson music, the Brat Pack movies, Cabbage Patch dolls and Atari video games. With so many ingenious ideas presented then, it is easy to see why following generations have ceased to create their own trends. This said, we must take a moment to grieve the loss of the fads that have passed on and should never be resurrected again. Calling all parachute pants, rat-tail hair cuts, Chia pets, WWF Wrestling fans and The Love Boat reruns- your time is over, we are begging you to not attempt a coup of our youth. Remember to “Just Say No”. Therefore, children of the 1990’s, do not fear that your generation has little to nothing to offer in the realm of music or fashion (today’s MTV and Hollister stores do not count). Pick up a Rubik’s Cube, load your IPOD with Flock of Seagulls music, go on a rollerskating date and grab some Pop Rocks for the comforting feeling that the 80’s will always be there. And do not forget to bring along your boom box with the best Oingo Boingo tapes—psyche! deep-fried needs. There were also stands for burritos, tacos, kettle corn, corn-on-the-cob, funnel cakes and an even an icee stand. Other vendors were set up selling T-shirts, sunglasses, buttons and miniature souvenir planes. One of the most popular kiosks was one that simply informed the community about how to live a more eco-friendly life. They were handing out free pamphlets, fliers and even “Go Green” reusable grocery bags. Despite the extremely gusty winds, the day was a success. The community came together and had a pleasant day among family and friends.

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Designs and tricks in the air gave Riverside residents more to enjoy then just sunshine.


March 31, 2010 · Volume 57 · Issue 13


(RAH)² (AH)³ + [ROMA (1+MA)] + (GA)² + (OOH)(LA)² = The art of Lady Gaga BY RACHEL WEINSTEIN before her. Why would I waste my time DESIGN EDITOR

I am attracted to musical exclusivity. I relish being the only one—or the first one—to discover the next hot new music act. The more obscure and indie the better. I find a band that I enjoy, and then proceed to find every song that they have ever recorded. I become an expert on this undiscovered musical gem, and I am perfectly happy in my musical snobbery. But then it is bound to happen. The band that I have fell in love with makes it big. Their music videos air on MTV, their records fly off the shelves, their singles are top downloads on iTunes, and then some corporate company uses their songs in commercials. Sell-outs. Almost as quickly as I become a mega-fan, I drop my alliance to that band and move on. I don’t listen to pop music. I am too refined and cultured to listen to the same thing that 16 year olds are dancing to at their high school proms—that is, until Lady Gaga came into my life. I was ready to disown her as quickly as the other female pop stars who came

with her meaningless lyrics about fame and dancing when I could listen to the experimental sounds some random band had recorded in their basement using the latest technology and no traditional instruments? I thought Lady Gaga was just some well-produced white chick who depended on the everpresent auto-tune to make her voice passable in the dance music scene. But Lady Gaga songs just have a way of getting into your brain and not letting go. Her songs explode with a pounding bass line and at first I thought that she was relying on these robotic sounds to hide the fact that she was lacking in the very skills that singers should possess— namely, singing. I see now how wrong I was. Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is a true artist. Lady Gaga was accepted to the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University at the age of 17. Although she did not finish her degree, she studied piano composition, art history and vocal performance. She writes her own music, and has written in the past for other artists including Brittany

Spears, The Pussycat Dolls and Adam Lambert. She has broken numerous records and constantly reaches number one positions on the Billboard Top 100 list. It is easy to focus on the success that she has achieved with her last six singles which peaked at number one spots (“Just Dance,” “Pokerface,” “Love Game,” “Paparazzi,” “Bad Romance” and “Telephone”), but instead I want to focus on the similarities between Lady Gaga and the pop art movement of the 1960s. Pop art, short for popular art, is just that—an artist’s use of mass-produced icons and artifacts from popular culture. It isolates these pop-artifacts from their accepted habitats and places them in a new environment where they are examined. It is a reaction to abstract expressionism and it seeks to employ the use of kitschy objects, advertising and comic books to reach society as a whole, rather than alienate the “common man” through the use of elitist objects and themes. Lady Gaga’s most recent music video, “Telephone” has been critiqued for its vulgar themes and images, and also

for its use of product placement. What the critics are missing is the fact that director Jonas Akerlund and the creative force behind the production company Gaga, Haus of Gaga, included these cultural artifacts to provide a commentary on society. In “Telephone” Gaga is incarcerated and shown curling her hair around Diet Coke cans. Pop art icon Andy Warhol also included this American brand in his artwork. His use of Coke and Campbell’s soup cans embodies the pop art idea of showing the connectedness of our culture. Warhol said, “What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest… A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking.” Later in the video, there is a sequence in which Gaga is portrayed as the idealized housewife of the 1950s, reminiscent of Roy Lichenstein’s pop art. She makes sandwiches using Wonder Bread and Miracle Whip. It is late that Gaga is making these sand-

Health care reform: the debate rages on BY KENTON JACOBSEN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

America has some of the best doctors in the world, and overall one of the strongest medical systems in the world. Granted, there are many people (32 million according to the White House) who are uninsured, and thus not able to enjoy this health care system to the fullest. However, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act requires hospitals to render emergency aid to anyone regardless of insurance status or ability to repay. President Obama has done a great job of demonizing insurance companies, hospitals and even doctors, casting them as money hungry villains preying on the poor and sick. But a good part of the existing medical infrastructure exists in a non-profit capacity. According to the American Hospital Association, only 17% of their 5815 registered hospitals are designated as for-profit. With any well-performing system in a capitalistic society, money is going to play an important part. Doctors, hospitals, drug companies and health insurance companies that do the best work are rewarded for doing well. And really, why should doctors who have given so many years of their lives to intense schooling not be well compensated for their highly developed skills. Extending health insurance coverage to more people is great, but it needs to be

done in a way that rewards people for taking care of their health. Perhaps health insurance companies should have some restriction on denying coverage due to preexisting conditions, but completely banning this is going to open the companies up to exploitation by individuals. Individuals can just begin a health care plan when they develop a condition that needs medical treatment. There is a slight penalty for not having any coverage, $695 per year under the current revision of the bill when it takes full effect in 2016, but this is a small price to pay compared to full insurance. It is not at all unfair to say that this health care reform is a step toward socialism. The original health care reform bill was introduced with a Public Option, which there is no guarantee it will not be reintroduced, and Canada’s socialized medicine has been pointed to by a number of the bill’s proponents. The current so-called “Cadillac” tax is a continuing socialistic idea. The lawmakers want everyone to have some coverage, just not too good of coverage. The plan is to charge insurance companies a ridiculous 40% tax on insurance plans that cost over $10,200 for individuals or $27,500 for families annually. Despite only being supported by one political party, the bill has now passed and been signed into law. We will see how it continues to change as it begins to take effect.


ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR No other national issue has been given as much coverage, or has polarized as many opinions as the recent health care reform bill that swept through Congress. When Obama’s signature authorized the reform bills that went through the Senate and the House of Representatives, millions cheered while millions more booed, as a sweeping change was enacted in how the federal government controls and governs the health insurance industry. The reality of the situation is that, in America, health care and health insurance are inseparably bound. While it would be impossible to try and completely revamp the way we look at how we care for other people (i.e., separating those in charge of saving lives from their Almighty Dollar), this reform is a step in the right direction. Let’s look at the granddaddy of the reform: the ban on private insurance companies denying applicants coverage due to a pre-existing medical condition. According to White House statistics, 12 million people were denied health care coverage, based on pre-existing conditions over the last three years. In essence, this policy says that someone does

not deserve to be treated because they are sick. I’m no sociologist, but in today’s advanced, modern way of thinking, what kind of empty-brained thought process is that? If you’re sick, you need treatment. That’s why health care exists. Similar to this is the section that prevents health insurance companies from dropping peoples’ coverage when they get sick. In most states, insurance companies can cancel a policy if any medical condition was not listed on the application – even one not related to a current illness or one the patient didn’t even know about. A recent Congressional investigation found that over five years, three large insurance companies cancelled coverage for 20,000 people, saving them from paying $300 million in medical claims – $300 million that became either an obligation for the patient’s family or bad debt for doctors and hospitals. Another hot-button issue in the reform bill is the section regarding mandated care. By 2014, every taxpaying citizen will be required to own

wiches lethal—therefore challenging this “Suzy Homemaker” stereotype. Gaga’s “Telephone” also pays homage to American painter Edward Hopper whose works examined the relationship between people and their environments. His paintings often depicted the subjects in solitary situations surrounded by modern technology in urban settings. In the video, the telephone is used to connect people but also to isolate them. It aids in human communication but also builds a wall between people. This is a common strand in today’s society where we are hyper-connected through all types of media outlets, but we shy away from the personal face-to-face communication that is so important in building lasting relationships. Pop art is the every-man’s art, and Lady Gaga has utilized this trait of the art form to connect to audiences everywhere. Her songs are international hits and her participation in the pop art movement has produced a paradox where she is feeding into the very consumer culture that she is making a statement against.

a health insurance plan. Given the current state of our health care system, it’s next to impossible to receive decent health care treatment without health insurance. Medical costs, from supplies to test costs to doctor’s and nurse’s salaries, are enormous, and the profits that hospital owners rake in from medical procedures and care are astronomical. Mandated health coverage, given the fact that without coverage it’s impossible to receive care, just makes sense if the government is at all concerned about the health of its citizens. Health care reform has been derided as “socialism” and “communism” from right-wing conspiracy theorists hell-bent on tearing down every move the Obama administration makes. The fact is, the recent passage of the health care reform bill represents a step in the direction of common sense and decency, held in place by the same concept of checks and balances that the initial founders of our country used to form our nation. Nothing more. Nothing less.

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Ravel Blair: utilitarian, anthropomorphic, socialist Ravel Blair: utilitarian, anthropomorphic, socialist Ravel Blair: utilitarian, anthropomorphic, socialist

Brenton Kuipers: modern, edgy, polished Brenton Kuipers: modern, edgy, polished Brenton Kuipers: modern, edgy, polished

Jacob Stoutenburg: practical, comfortable, effortless Jacob Stoutenburg: practical, comfortable, effortless Jacob Stoutenburg: practical, comfortable, effortless Section 1: Molly Powers Section 1: Molly Powers Section 1: Molly Powers

For the past few years, the sleek, suave and oh-sochic metro man has ruled the fashion scene. Although this posh look has seemingly taken the world by storm, a recent yet inevitable counter-culture has emerged: that of the urban woodsman. Unlike his fashionistaesque predecessors, the urban woodsman does not delight in brand names and exceptionally skinny ties. Instead, he is devoted to the simple things in life: plaid shirts, faded Levis and his rugged beard. This “woodsman-in-the-city” look has taken hold of more than just the mountains; today, the urban rustic is on display in the country, suburbia and cities altogether. Although civilization may be difficult to endure,

the woodsman is able to navigate the complexities of society with his skills and survival attitude. The urban woodsman (sometimes referred to as a “mountain man”) is generally clad in a well-worn plaid shirt, (often purchased second-hand), jeans and sturdy shoes. The most essential characteristic of the urban woodsman is his beard. The mountain man beard goes beyond a simple five o’clock shadow, even approaching an artistic realm. Although the beard takes several forms, there are a few essential characteristics that make the beard worthy of the mountain man. Firstly: no matter the style, the beard must be at least somewhat conditioned. Bearded men agree that a healthy beard is an attractive beard. Secondly: once chosen, the style of the beard must be homogenous. Mutton Chops plus Chin

Section 2: Ope Peters

Beard? Not good. Thirdly: Section 2: commit to the beard, love Ope Peters the beard and love yourself. Not2: to be put off by botSection The urban woodsman tles of hair products, V-neck Ope T-shirts Peters is identified not only by his and expensive jeans, appearance, but also by his the metro man has made a skills. Although some may smashing comeback into the scorn the notion of having American male culture. With skills in a largely digital age, the rediscovery of stores dethe true mountain man recvoted to sartorial elegance ognizes the need for such such as the European H&M, skills as hunting, woodworkUrban Outfitters and even the ing or nunchuck wielding. local thrift store; the metro Even pancake-making can man is no longer confined to be a skill, so long as one the bourgeois world of Johnny possesses the dedication to Depp, Justin Timberlake, pursue it with discipline and David Beckham and the like. passion. As a result he has stormed his Though the metro man way into the everyday lives of may attempt to wow the the proletariat mass. world with flashy looks and So what defines a metro knowledge of designers, the man? Well, to address the mountain man is an elomost common misconcepquent reminder that one can tion, he is straight. Jealous bodress like Hugh Jackman in gan and woodsmen types may “X-men,” take pride in one’s call him otherwise because manly skills and still be they can’t look as manly as he (whether intentionally or uncan in a pink shirt and a skinny intentionally) on the cutting tie. Whoever says manliness edge of today’s trends. and style can’t go together

has never taken the time to get to know a metro man. A metro man is quite simply and exclusively defined as a heterosexual male who takes great care in his physical appearance and hygiene. A metro man is well groomed. Unlike a typical male, he doesn’t just roll out of bed in the morning, give his hair a quick shake, throw on yesterday’s jeans, and then run out the door. When a metro man wakes up he takes a shower, spends a little time giving his modern hair some extra pizzazz, and then he throws on a dash of cologne (Well maybe not all the time, but he at least has a bottle in his cabinet). Next, he always gives great attention to his clothing. While some metro men only buy designer labels, others are thriftier with their money. They mix designer, and often inexpensive, vintage looking clothing to create a unique but chic look accentuated by their accessories. For starters, some metro men carry satchels made out of leather and other various

materials. A trendy watch and some classy shoes often accompany these stylish overthe-shoulder bags. Shoes in fact, are one of the most important aspects of a metro man’s outfit. They don’t have to be dressy or look like your grandpa’s shoes, but they must be tasteful and complement the rest of his outfit. And lastly, the term “metro,” can actually apply to a variety of different styles worn by men, like indie, retro, and other individualistically oriented styles. A metro man’s personal individuality however, is what separates him from the mass. He knows what he likes, what he looks good in, and how to personalize his style to reflect and emphasize his unique personality. Whatever he wears, he wears with confidence, class, and with a few personal touches thrown in. He’s got a very urban and European feel to him, and whether he is found in the city or elsewhere a metro man is a welcome breath of manliness and trendiness rolled into one.


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STAFF WRITER Santa Margarita, California. She has been an athletic trainer at Every athlete has a coach, every CBU for three years and is the head coach has a team, and every team athletic trainer for women’s volleyhas an athletic trainer. At California ball, softball, and wrestling. When Baptist University we are lucky asked what her favorite memory has enough to have enough certified been while working with the Lancers, athletic trainers for every team. she said, “It is a tie between when the The athletic program takes girls volleyball team was in the champride in the fact that they have pionship game at nationals playing some of the top teams in the na- Fresno Pacific in 2007, and when the tion and some of the top athletic softball team won nationals in 2009.” trainers. On average, Harlow puts in 40-60 Behind the scenes it is evident hours a week to make sure her aththat the athletes, the games, and letes are in tip-top shape for practice even the practices are fueled by and game time. hard working athletic trainers who Harlow was driven to become an strive to keep the athletes healthy athletic trainer. She has always been and strong. interested in medicine and sports. “I Every day, athletes walk into was looking for a major that incorpotraining rooms without realizing rated everything I loved and athletic what a blessing the athletic trainers training was it,” Harlow said. are. The job of an athletic trainer is Harlow comes to work every day said to be one of the most unselfish trying to makes the athletes days betcareers. Trainers devote their lives ter, but one thing she does want to to helping others. make people aware of, is that she is Jessica Kalama, a sophomore not a trainer. “Everyone calls us trainstudent athlete on the women’s ers even though we are not, we do not volleyball team said, “The athletic work out with people and help get trainers not only provide physical them in better shape. We are athletic help, but they also provide a friend- trainers, we help athletes get better ship, or like an emotional support. and keep them healthy,” Harlow said. They are very welcoming and unAnother major contributer in the derstanding. I feel like I can talk to athletic training room is Michelle them whenever I need to.” Vasquez. Vasquez is from Moreno The athletic trainers can be Valley, and has been a trainer at CBU healing tools for some athletes and for 17 years. She is definitely a familmentors for others. Every athletic iar face for everyone who has walked team has a source of strength which in the training room. Throughout her comes from athletic trainers like years here she has been in charge and

covered every sport, and currently she is head athletic trainer for men and women’s basketball and women’s water polo. When she was asked what her favorite part about being an athletic trainer was Vasquez said, “There’s more than just one, but mainly it is the ministry opportunity. It also keeps me young, and able to stay current in the field of athletic training. Being a part of a team and the companionship, but also being apart of the medical side of it is an extremely great experience.” Vasquez said that one of her favorite moments was when the baseball team went to nationals in 1997. “It is the only time they made it to nationals since I have been here, so being a part of that was exciting,” Vasquez said. Vasquez has seen the good and the bad since she has been an athletic trainer, “Probably the most serious injury I have faced was when a female athlete ruptured her spleen. I have seen many things that end an athlete’s career which is always hard, but this was more life threatening,” Vasquez said. Putting others first is an athletic trainer’s job, a job they do with smiles every day. Athletic trainer may seem like a vague title, but each one molds the job into his or her own, making it unique and right for the athletes he or she is working with. So to all the athletic trainers at CBU: your jobs are important for the athletes, and without you, there would be no team.


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CBU cheer: next stop BYFlorida MIKE CORRAL STAFF WRITER

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Briana Corral trots home after a solo home run in the second inning.

Lancers softball: winning big for breast cancer awareness BY JAMES GRAY teams wore pink jerseys to show their STAFF WRITER

The California Baptist University Lancer softball players support the fight against breast cancer and played a double header March 3rd. The games were held at the John C. Funk Stadium. Head Coach Mike Smith hopes to keep the undefeated home record streak going as the season is coming to an end. CBU invited Hope International University Royals to their home field, in the softball strikeout game. Both

spirit for the women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Lancers come to this game with a great record of 35 wins and only one loss. Being the No. 1 ranked team in the nation (NAIA), they came ready to play on game day. The lancers went on to win both games with a commanding lead over the Royals 7-0 and 10-2. Briana Corral hit a solo home run to put CBU on the scoreboard early in the 2nd inning of the first game. Later in the 4th, Ashley Boyd drove in two runs when she hit a

CBU swim and dive at nationals BY JJ STEELE

SPORTS EDITOR California Baptist University Swimming and Diving teams competed at Nationals in St. Peters, Mo., March 3 through March 6. Men and womens’ teams finished second overall in total points. The 22 schools from across the country met at Lindenwood University for the 2010 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championships. For each individual event, points are allotted to each competitor depending on the place that they finish. These individual points are then tallied together for an overall team score.

Sophomore diver Trevor Graifman finished in first place in the 3-meter board along with a third place finish in the 1-meter board. He was named Male Diver of the Meet (cbulancers. com). Though disappointed with a second place finish overall, Graifman showed optimism toward next year’s season. “Our coaches said that after finishing second, it will put a fire in our hearts. We will want to push for the next season to get first,” Graifman said. Sophomore swimmer Gina Rhue, who competed in the 200 individual medley (IM), 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and the 200 and 400 medley relays, was proud of the teams’

home run. With CBU’s Tory Ferreira pitching a shut out game to seal the deal, another victory was under her belt. The Lancers came off the first game feeling good about the win. In the second game Melanie Ahumada pitched for the Lancers to get another win for the team. The team really enjoyed getting to dress up in all pink jerseys to support breast cancer patients. As both games were being played the whole CBU team was standing up in the dugout doing small cheers to pump up their teammates and showing their spirit as

the games went on. “We really swung the bat well and produced when opportunities came to us”, Amanda Collins said of the CBU lancers. Amanda is a freshman playing Out-field with a .375 batting average in her first year with the Lancers. She hopes to help the team win another national championship. She is thankful for all the fans that came out to their games and gave them so much support. It shows how much the students and faculty care about the CBU softball program.

performance. “They keep telling us that each year it gets faster and faster,” Rhue said. “To make it back to the finals is a huge accomplishment.” Finishing behind fellow Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) opponent, Fresno Pacific University, the CBU men’s team scored 488.50 points, just ahead of third place Lindenwood University. The competitive atmosphere seems to increase each year at the NAIA swim and dive championships. Hosted by Lindenwood University, this year was no exception. With four records broken in the first day of competition, CBU was able to keep up with two of the four records. Sophomore Kevin Sellars broke the 200 IM record and the CBU men’s 800 free relay finished in record time.

By the end of the 2010 Swim and Dive Championship, 11 records were broken, three by CBU. “The competition we were against was so strong,” Graifman said. “They say that it keeps getting higher and higher every year. Records are being broken year after year.” The CBU swim and dive team watched the champions claim their prize. After the award ceremony, Rhue recollected the emotions that were running through her mind. “I remember sitting on the deck, watching the champions jump into the pool for the second time in a row in celebration,” Rhue said. “I remember what I thought and how I felt. That is going to be my motivation for next year. I do not want to let them get in the water again.”

The California Baptist University cheer leading team is known for showing their support at all sporting events. This year, CBU cheer took first in the Cheerleaders of America West Coast Championship in Irvine, Calif., on March 13. This marked the second year in a row in which CBU cheer took home the gold. CBU cheer competed against top name squads from schools such as the University of Southern California and Santa Barbara Community College. Senior Captain Aryn Stegemiller said, “Winning was a big accomplishment for our team. We had met a lot of challenges the previous week before we competed. We had to change our routine last minute, but our girls showed how strong we really are.” CBU cheer demonstrated that their routine was at a much higher level of difficulty than those of the competing schools by winning the overall point rating. Second-year Head Coach Wendy Rice said, “To me, it is never about the trophies or results, it’s more about my girls being successful in their competitive experiences, but the trophies and first place are just the icing on the cake.” Coming up next for the CBU cheer team is the National Championship. The NCA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in held in Daytona Beach, Fla., beginning April 6. The championship will include 25 other nationally recognized teams in the NAIA division III “Going in Daytona for my third and final year is exciting. I am confident in our squad this year. We have improved so much as a squad. Now we get to prove how strong we really are,” Stegemiller said. With six first place wins in the 2010 season, momentum appears to be on the Lancers’ side. While at Daytona, CBU will be competing against Golden State Athletic Conference rival Azusa Pacific University. “Our team goal is to make finals this year. The final environment is very exciting; also, it’s performed on the beach! We have been training our routine since September. Of course, we have met our share of difficulties along the way,” Rice said. “My team has demonstrated their team unity through those difficulties. The team has spirit, strength and versatility, which will makes us a good team come Nationals.”

Issue 13, Vol. 57  

Issue 13 of "The Banner" from the 2009-2010 academic school year, published on March 31, 2010.