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Casino night                              MORGAN MYMAN (left) gets her homecoming queen sash.

hits a jackpot
The annual event
                                           Rustler royalty crowned;
in the Student
Center is no gam-                          GW gridders crown foes
ble; Golden West                           The new king and queen of Golden West College were
College students                           crowned in homecoming ceremonies, while the football
turn out for fun                           team looked royal with two big wins. Pages 3, 11 and 12.
and the gaming.
Page 3.

                     You, too
                     Bono and
                     friends at an his-
                     toric concert at
                     the Rose Bowl
                     in Pasadena.
                     Page 6.               CHRIS SPENCER shakes off a tackler against Mt. San Jacinto College.

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2 NOV. 4-17, 2009/THE WESTERN SUN

Furloughs plague CSU Buy Your Books
campuses and students  For Less at
State financial problems could persist through 2011
                                                                                                     COLLEGE BOOKS
By Shea Farver
Western Sun Staff Writer
                                                  “I’m paying extra money
  Usually a day off school was a blessing when    but I’m getting less time                                      Next to US Bank
we were younger, but when you’re in college,
paying for every minute, it doesn’t always        in class.”
come with a smile.
     Furlough days have now been made             staff and faculty salary cuts.
mandatory for the California State University       Long Beach State students Megan Fell and
and University of California systems since        Rhianna Maras both had negative feelings
August 2009, with cuts being made every           about the way the schools were handling it.
which way to bring in money for the state.          “I’m paying extra money and I’m getting
   The state budget cuts have definitely made     less time in class” sighs Fell. When asked
an impact on the universities in California.      about having more time off for herself she
Students are now paying more per semester         reported that she had to spend “more time
with less educational days since professors are   teaching myself rather than the professor.”
being forced to take days off.                        Maras had some of the same feelings,
Colleges have agreed to take two days a month     annoyed that the furloughs “interfere with
off in order to help keep as many staff members   our learning”. No matter if the students are in
on payroll as possible.                           class or not they’re “still responsible for the
  The $584 million dollar budget deficit caused   material”.
by a 20 percent reduction in state funding is
weighing heavily on the colleges, asking for
                                                    With this predicted to continue until at least   Read the Western Sun online at
                                                  2011, students and professors are worried that
a quarter of the money to be paid with tuition    more will be lost for the sake of the deficit.     www.westernsun.us
increases from previously approved students
and another quarter with the furlough days and
                                                                                                                           THE WESTERN SUN/NOV. 4-17, 2009 3

NewsYou CanUse
Casino                                                          ROYAL RUSTLERS                                                            Datebook
                                                                                                                                          Collection of

night                                                                                                                                     Kindness
                                                                                                                                          November is “Non
                                                                                                                                          Perishable and Canned

                                                                                                                                          Food Drive.” Throughout
                                                                                                                                          November place your
                                                                                                                                          non-perishable dry-
                                                                                                                                          goods and canned food

a profit                                                                                                                                  items such as pasta,
                                                                                                                                          rice, cereal, dry beans
                                                                                                                                          vegetables, meats, and

in fun                                                                                                                                    fruits in the Collections
                                                                                                                                          of Kindness box in the
                                                                                                                                          Student Activities Office,
                                                                                                                                          located on the secnd
By Stacha Khatib                                                                                                                          floor of Student Center
Western Sun staff writer                                                                                                                  or Campus Mailroom.
                                                                                                                                          Donations will be given
   Another successful Casino                                                                                                              to a local homeless
Night was enjoyed by all the                                                                                                              shelter.
Friday before last on Oct. 23
at Golden West College.                                                                                                                   Red Cross
   With semi formal dress                                                                                                                 Donor Days
requested,       the     Student                                                                                                          From Nov. 1 – 13, Rus-
Center was transformed into                                                                                                               tlers are invited to sign-
a gambling hall filled with                                                                                                               up to donate blood on
                                                                                                                                          Tuesday and Wednes-
blackjack      tables,    casino                                                                                                          day, Nov. 17-18, 2009.
quality dealers, food and lots                                                                                                            To sign-up stop by the
of fake money.                                                                                                                            Student Activities Office
    Casino night is a yearly                                                                                                              or call 714-895-8261.
function thrown by theASGWC
and Student Activities right                                                                                                              Women’s volleyball
before Homecoming, to allow                                                                                                               plays three
students to have a break from                                                                                                             Women’s volleyball will
the regular student activities                                                                                                            be held at Riverside Col-
and have fun.                                                                                                                             lege on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m.,
  “It was “lots of hard work…
                                                                                                      Western Sun photos by Mark Samala   at home against Fuller-
                                   The 2009 homecoming festivities have come and gone. The homecoming game was held                       ton College on Nov. 6 at
great turn out and great fun,”                                                                                                            7 p.m. and at Cypress
said Monica Dekaney, ICC co-       at Orange Coast College last Saturday. Congratulations to the Rustler football team on
                                                                                                                                          College on Nov. 13 at 6
chair and broadcasting chair.      beating Compton College 66-0. The King and Queen coronation ceremony was held at                       p.m.
   Each $100 of play money         half time. Morgan Myman (nominated by the Rustler football team) was chosen as queen
could be purchased for $5.         and Sumair Devani (sponsored by the International Students Club) was voted king.                       Rustlers play
The money could then be                                                                                                                   football at home
converted into chips, thus                                                                                                                LeBard Stadium will

                                   Petty thefts result in loss
enabled students to gamble                                                                                                                host two games: against
and eventually exchange those                                                                                                             San Bernardino Val-
chips for raffle tickets.                                                                                                                 ley on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                          and against San Diego

                                   of laptops, wallets, more
   Many prizes for the raffle
                                                                                                                                          Southwestern on Nov.
were donated by such places                                                                                                               14 at 6 p.m..
as Legoland, the GWC
bookstore and Nixon’s Library                                                                                                             “Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
and consisted of prizes such as    By Shea Farver                                       around for a couple minutes to talk to some       Hyde” at GWC
tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm,     Western Sun Staff Writer                             friends, putting her bag on a bench in front      From Nov. 6 – 15 at
Aquarium of the Pacific and                                                             of forum, when it was picked up.                  the Mainstage theater,
the grand prize of a vacation         Crime has been at a constant these past two         Theobald, reminds students to “be vigilant      come enjoy Robert
stay at the Doubletree Guest       weeks with small petty thefts around the Golden      and not leave your valuables around”. These       Louis Stevenson’s clas-
Suites at Doheney Beach.           West campus.                                         have all been “crimes of opportunity” and         sic psychological thriller,
  Organized by Paul Chalfant,        Bikes have been a main attraction with two         with a more watchful eye, can be prevented.       “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Golden West College’s student      stolen last week in front of the weight room and       Remember to lock your car, roll up your         “Directed by Tom Amen,
                                   also the criminal justice building.                  windows and put away any valuables in your        tickets can be pur-
body public relations officer,       Brent Theobald, public safety supervisor, says                                                       chased at the Mainstage
he said, “It was a success. It’s                                                        vehicles as a GPS unit and DVD system
                                   to take the time to lock up your stuff. With         were reported missing from a car in the           Theater, calling them at
really about getting back to       this tough economy criminals are looking for         south parking lot.                                714-825-8150, or online
the students and expressing        easy victims that aren’t taking the necessary         A crime alert was sent out when an attempted     at www.gwctheater.com.
school spirit.                     precautions.                                         burglary occurred in the music department         Ticket are $12, general
  “We want school to be more         Valuables such as laptops, wallets and credit      when students left the classroom. With            admission and $10 for
than just classes,” he added.      cards have also been taken on two separate           such a riskier location, several accomplices      students, seniors and
                                   offenses. The female victim that lost her computer   are suspected to be involved as possible          children under 12.
                                   and wallet told security officers that she turned    lookouts.
4 NOV. 4-17, 2009/THE WESTERN SUN

Cell phone etiquette missing PhotoPoll                                                                                               Should marijuana be
By Lance Tonelli                                                                                                                     legalized?
Western Sun executive editor
                                                                                                                                                   “I love the
    Ring, ring..... buzzz, buzzzz. Tap,                                                                                                            idea, so yes I
tap, tap, tap. Click, click, click. Cell                                                                                                           firmly believe
phones. UGH. They are everywhere.                                                                                                                  it should be
Not only are they phones, but now they                                                                                                             legal. Yes on
are text machines. For those of you                                                                                                                8!”
who think no one can tell when you are                                                                                                             Matt
texting, you’re wrong.                                                                                                                             O’Loughlin,
    Last week I was sitting in a theater                                                                                                           22, unde-
watching a movie when a light caught                                                                                                               cided, Newport
my eye. No, it was not part of the movie.                                                                                                          Beach.
It was the girl sitting six rows down and
four seats to the left. Yes, it was that                                                                                                           “I don’t care if
                                                                                                                                                   it is legalized,
SunCommentary                                                                                                                                      but I am not
                                                                                                                                                   too sure of the
                                                                                                                                                   effects it will
distracting. Wait, it was not just a quick                                                                                                         have on this
short light. No, she had to text back and                                                                                                          country.”
forth for over 20 minutes.                                                                                                                         Michael
     Yesterday I was sitting in class and                                                                                                          Delaney, 23,
a guy was playing video games on his                                                                                                               business, Hun-
iPhone. He did not even stop when the                                                                                                              tington Beach.
teacher was lecturing about critical         TEXTING and talking on cell phones has gotten out of hand.
information that was going to be on our                                                                                                            “Yes, I believe
test. He did not turn it off until class                                                                                                           it should be. It
was over.                                    cell phones. So where does the line get           How do we get people to not be so                   is just as harm-
    Please don’t get me wrong, even I        drawn?                                        rude to others around them? Maybe this                  ful as alcohol
have a cell phone, and yes I also text.          Lawmakers took a stab at the growing      problem is much deeper then phones                      and cigarettes.
But, where is the etiquette? There is        problem and made it illegal to talk or text   and texts. This could just be a sign of                 As long as a
a time and place for everything. Cell        while driving unless you have a hands         larger problems with undisciplined                      person doesn’t
phone rudeness is at an all-time high.       free set. Teachers have made rules (that      youth.                                                  abuse it, I see
What’s worse is that children are getting    don’t seem to be followed) of no phones           I think that will be my next story                  no harm in it.”
younger and younger who are carrying         on during class. So what is next?             to look into.                                           Andrew
                                                                                                                                                   Jenkins, 19,

                                             Censorship never                                                                                      Los Alamitos.

                                                                                                                                                   “Never! It is

                                             goes out of style
                                                                                                                                                   something I
                                                                                                                                                   stay away from
                                                                                                                                                   and something
                                                                                                                                                   I would never
                                                                                                                                                   want my kids
                                             By Robin Stewart                              to girls.                                               to get involved
                                             Western Sun staff writer                          Rites of passage typically                          in.”
                                                                                           involve evoking fear and pain in the                    Jessica Taset
                                                 In Australian Aboriginal communities,     young person achieving adulthood,                       20, nursing,
                                             a boy’s rite of passage                                     often with a sexual                       Long Beach.
                                             consists of beating his
                                             genitals with a large rock
                                                                         SunCommentary                   component. This stuff
                                                                                                         is meant to test the
                                             and having his incisor                                      child for the realities                   “Isn’t it pretty
                                             teeth knocked out with sharp rocks. I’m       of adulthood.                                           much legal-
                                             not even going to start on what they do                                                               ized? I mean a
                                                                                                            Continued on page 5                    person can just
                                                                                                                                                   go to a doctor,
                                                                                                                                                   pay the fee
  THE WESTERN SUN is published bi-weekly on Wednesdays by the newspaper production classes of                                                      and get their
  Golden West College. All opinions expressed in The Western Sun, unless otherwise indicated, are those                                            Liz DeWeese,
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                                                                                                                                          THE WESTERN SUN/NOV. 4-17, 2009 5

      Censorship never goes out of style
      Continued from page 4             as a child by her stepfather.                Angelou’s account reveals          Maya also experiences the       students is taking a lifeline
          Here in the OC, however,          Rape isn’t a topic or book I        first hand the myriad ways a        healing power of literacy and       away from students. It also sets
     we not only have the luxury        would approach with an entire           child’s heart is lacerated when a   imagination, and the grounding      a scary precedent for books such
     of shielding our children from     class. Students who haven’t             trusted individual violate them.    sophistication of authentic         as “Speak”, “The Color Purple”,
     the ugly realities out there, we   been taught how to deal with            For rape victims, Angelou’s         education.                          “Julie of the Wolves”, and “The
     work to keep them as ignorant      pain can make the classroom             account reveals they’re not alone       A victim of assault, battery,   Kite Runner”. At the very, very
     as possible.                       incredibly awkward.                     as they struggle with shame,        and rape who had read the book      least, this book helps students
        Former Westminster School           However, it’s for precisely         guilt, coping mechanisms,           insisted, “The book itself is       mature in understanding the
     District Trustee Judy Ahrens       that reason the book should be          confusion and emotional needs,      about developing coping skills      complexity and depth of a rape
     went before Huntington Beach’s     accessible to students through          to list a few.                      and using them to function and      victim’s pain.
     City Council to ban Maya           libraries. It’s a way for students           To cope, Maya tries to         remain grounded in reality.”            That is, however, if you want
     Angelou’s memoir, “I Know          to get help without letting             disappear in plain sight by             A student who has been          your kids to have complexity
     Why the Caged Bird Sings”          the entire world know. Two              closing both her ears and mouth,    abused can use this book and        and depth. It’s okay if you want
     from school libraries. Ahrens      people know the book has                much like Melinda from Laurie       in trying to vindicate and save     to stick your head in the sand
     bases her case on Angelou’s        been checked out and only one           Halse Anderson’s “Speak”.           Maya, vindicate and save            like a “book-burning-ostrich”,
     candid account of being raped      knows the reason why.                   There is immense shelter in the     themselves. A student who           (an epitaph my source assigns
                                                                                fact that while this experience     struggles with the same feelings    to Ahrens), but don’t force it on
                                                                                does tear them up inside, it is     as Maya experiences will have       the rest of us.
                                                                                normal, and more importantly,       words to express them.
                                                                                it is okay to feel that way.            Taking this book away from

                                                                                Fix gear bikes; all about
                                                                                style, and no subtance
                                                                                By Steven Butler
                                                                                Western Sun staff writer

                                                                                   Bicycles have been
                                                                                around since the 1860s. They
                                                                                are and have always been a
                                                                                great form of transportation
                                                                                and for most people a great
                                                                                exercise as well.
                                                                                   Now let me bring your
                                                                                attention to a thing this
                                                                                society calls a “trend”, the
                                                                                “fix gear” bike. A fix gear
                                                                                bike is one with no brakes,
                                                                                no gears, and every part is
                                                                                purchased and assembled
                                                                                separately. The purpose for         side, a goofy mustache, and         statement the moment it
                                                                                this bike is minimal at best        an attitude like “ Yeah I ride      came out. It is just kind of
                                                                                                                    fixed gear, I am so rebellious      ridiculous.
                                                                                 SunCommentary                      and cool.”                              No brakes!? “Oh, we
                                                                                                                       They all think that they are     skid.” Ok, no gears? “Oh,
                                                                                and the safety issues raise         so unique and original and          we barge uphill.” Oh, and
                                                                                some concern.                       that they are some outcast          those little flat ground tricks,
                                                                                    It seemed like all of a         or some form of rebel. I            please, give me a break,
                                                                                sudden this kind of bike was        feel like so many people            those are just embarrassing.
                                                                                just as popular as vampires         jumped on the bandwagon                 Sorry, folks, I had to take
                                                                                and American apparel                too quickly on this one.            fix gear bikes and put it into
                                                                                (note that most fixie fools            I feel like I’m doing a          a bag I call “No Thanks.”
                                                                                wear American Apparel).             lot of hating which I am            It will be accompanied by
                                                                                The bikes are also one of           really trying not to do. I am       rollerblading, skin industries,
                                                                                the most expensive on the           just strictly pointing out my       mayonnaise, Tilly’s, and the
                                                                                market, each piece costing a        opinion on the way I feel           guy that sings the “Day and
                                                                                minimum of $200.                    about fix gear bikes and the        Night” song.”
                                                                                    It’s funny when I look at       people that ride them.                  But, then again, riding fix
                                                                                all the kids riding fixed gear         Most kids that ride these        could be a lot of fun. What
                                                                                bikes because they all look         have probably never ever            do I know? Maybe you have
                                                                                the same. They all have a           been into bikes until one           been wearing v-necks and
                                                                                stupid hat, some fresh cut          came along that sucks going         riding fix before anybody
                                                                                jeans, some backpack that           up hills, is super expensive,       else, so I guess you’re fine…
                                                                                has one strap that goes to the      and became some fashion             kinda.

CON_GWCsun_QTR_ad_final_OL.indd 1                              10/22/09 3:15:50 PM
6 NOV. 4-17, 2009/THE WESTERN SUN

Citizen’ arrests
your attention
Gerald Butler and Jamie Foxx turn
criminal justice system on its head
By Shea Farver
Western Sun staff writer            MovieReview
    During a home invasion
gone horribly wrong, Clyde          Clyde’s knowledge, that allows
Shelton (Gerald Butler),            one of the men who destroyed
creative genius and inventor,       Clyde’s life to walk free again.
was attacked and forced to          Crushed with a feeling of loss
witness the brutal, gruesome        and an aching pain that won’t
mu r der of his wife and            subside, Clyde is left alone in
daughter.                           the world.
    Pairing with Philadelphia’s         What follows is an intense
                                    moral battle that walks the line   GERALD BUTLER has his shirt off again in “Law-Abiding Citizen.”
most prominent prosecuting
attorney Nick Rice (Jamie           of sweet revenge and criminal
Foxx) Clyde sought out justice      insanity as Clyde sets out over    world how he was wronged.
                                    ten years inventing a plan to                                         or bathroom stop with quick         this 109-minute twisted drama
for the two men who tore his                                           The self confessing murderer       twists every other minute.          takes you on a ride that never
life apart. That’s the premise of   get the justice that was taken     seemed to toy with Rice as he
                                    away from him and his late                                            These actors along with an          stops till the credits roll.
“Law-Abiding Citizen.”                                                 was held captive in a prison       amazing support group that          Surprising explosions and cruel
    An unfortunately tainted        wife and child.                    whose walls could not contain
                                        Clyde spins the most                                              include Leslie Bibb, Bruce          punishments through the movie
crime scene, due to poor                                               him or his wicked plan.            McGill, and Colm Meaney             will grab all of your emotions.
forensic investigations, reveals    detailed and creative game            This movie keeps you on
                                    of death on not only the men                                          make this new release one to            This movie will start you
a weak side in Clyde’s case.                                           the edge of your seat as you       see. The supporting characters      rooting for the underdog but
Nick, whose ego won’t allow         that tore his family apart, but    wait to see what this “moral”
                                    also those that gave into a                                           soften the intense love hate        suddenly force you to live a
him to loose a case, mixes with                                        mad man will do next to teach      relationship that is created        moral battle of your own as you
a judicial system built around      judicial system to further their   people a lesson.
                                    careers.                                                              between Clyde and Rice and          enjoy revenge but can’t follow
exceptions and deals.                                                     Riveting performances by        keeps a seamless flow during        through with what sometimes
    When this happens Nick              To Clyde, no one could         both Butler and Foxx make it
                                    stand in the way of showing the                                       the entire movie.                   seems like an insane man’s
signs a plea deal, without                                             impossible to leave for a refill      In “Law-Abiding Citizen”         game.

                                                                                                          ‘Good Hair’ is
                                                                                                          a good film
                                                                                                          By Opal McClain
                                                                                                          Western Sun staff writer            MovieReview
                                                                                                              Comedian megastar               they’re not happy”.
                                                                                                          Chris Rock is back with his             Asking A-list black female
                                                                                                          documentary on the African          celebrities such as Nia Long,
                                                                                                          American Hair industry titled       Raven Symone, and Maya
                                                                                                          “Good Hair”. The film delves        Angelou about their own
                                                                                                          into the stereotypes and            manes and maintenance, Rock
                                                                                                          standards black women face          shows the grueling, dangerous
                                                                                                          within the black community          process that takes hair from
                                                                                                          and America concerning hair.        ‘nappy’ to the flowing dramatic
                                                                                                              Comedian Paul Mooney            locks gracing the covers of
                                                                                                          says it best during his interview   magazines and posters. But
                                                                                                          for Good Hair “If your hair         more importantly he asks the
                                                                                                          is relaxed, white people are
CHRIS ROCK (right) in “Good Hair””                                                                        relaxed. If your hair is nappy,               Continued on page 7
                                                                                                                           THE WESTERN SUN/NOV. 4-17, 2009 7

Charo Chicken
is better than
By Kristen L. Shelby
Western Sun staff writer         Restaurant
    For those of you who
haven’t been to Charo
Chicken, you are truly           a place for your comments.
missing out. It’s often             I have been ordering
compared to El Pollo Loco        from Charo Chicken for
but I personally find it much    about five years and it never
better tasting.                  gets old. It’s always fresh,
    They have expanded their     and you can take as much        CHARO CHICKEN is a unique take on chicken.
menu over the years and have     salsa lemons and other
meals, sides, they cater, have   toppings from the salsa bar
sandwiches, salads, wings, a
salsa bar and even dessert at
certain locations.
                                 as you like, all for no extra
                                                                 ‘Dr. Jekyl’ coming to Golden West
                                    The prices are good,
    They give you flavor                                         By Stacha Khatib                    Hatcher’s stage adaptation of      Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
                                 and a three-piece meal with
options with your chicken,       two sides and tortillas feeds
                                                                 Western Sun staff writer            the classic tale of horror, “Dr.       What happens when a
lemon garlic (the best one),                                                                         Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.”              repressed doctor, covering up
                                 two adults perfectly, just         Recognized for it’s long            Tom Amen, the director
chipotle bbq or natural and                                                                                                             his inner demons, conducts a
                                 don’t forget an extra side of   history of bringing superb          who brought us the acclaimed       medical experiment and drinks
all three are quite tasty.       tortillas.                      entertainment to the Orange         play “Rashomon” (Spring 2009       a potion of his own creation
     The website offers the         Charo Chicken                County area, The Golden West        theater season), is back with      that transforms him into a cruel
menu, store locator, online         (714) 892-2900               College Theater department is       to deliver the psychological       and evil alter ego?
ordering, catering, delivery        6531 Edinger Ave             gearing up to delight and startle   thriller based on the 1866             Enter Edward Hyde, the
options, franchising info, and      Huntington Beach, CA         us again, this time with Jeffrey    novella, “The Strange Case of      epitome of Jeckyl’s inner
                                                                                                                                        demons and the un-restrained
                                                                                                                                        embodiment of his desires. See
                                                                                                                                        what happens when Hyde’s
                                                                                                                                        depravity threatens to end
                                                                                                                                        Jeckyl’s experiments once and
                                                                                                                                        for all.
                                                                                                                                            Described as “slick,
                                                                                                                                        provocative, sexy and
                                                                                                                                        intense,” mature audiences are
                                                                                                                                        encouraged to experience this
                                                                                                                                        tale of dual personality.
                                                                                                                                            When: Nov 6, 7, 8, 12, 13,
                                                                                                                                        14, 15 at 7:30 p.m. Nov 8, 15
                                                                                                                                        at 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                            Where: GWC’s Mainstage
                                                                                                                                            For tickets, call 714-895-
                                                                                                                                        8150 or visit www.gwctheater.
                                                                                                                                            Prices: $12 for General
                                                                                                                                        and $10 for student, senior and
                                                                                                                                        children under 12

                                                                                                                                        ‘Good Hair’
                                                                                                                                        Continued from page 7
                                                                                                                                        question of why they do it.
                                                                                                                                           “Good Hair” exposes
                                                                                                                                        the African American hair
                                                                                                                                        industry as another oppression
                                                                                                                                        and exploitation of the Black
                                                                                                                                        community. Plus Al Sharpton
                                                                                                                                        and his perm is in it and that
                                                                                                                                        fabulousness is always worth
                                                                                                                                        the price of a matinee ticket.
8 NOV. 4-17, 2009/THE WESTERN SUN

                                                Hova is back in Los Angeles to promote                 St. James, a character created by Jean
                                                the release of his 11th studio album                   and fellow rapper T.I. loosely based on the
                                                “the blueprint 3”. Fellow hip hop icons                18th century Haitian Revolutionary Hero,
                                                N.E.R.D. and up and coming artists Wale                Toussaint L’Ouverture. Way to sneak a
                                                          and J.Cole will join Jay-Z at                little education to the kiddies there, Wyclef.
                                                          UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion on
                                                          Nov. 8th. The Concert is slated              It just isn’t the Californian holiday season
                                        H                 to begin at 7:30 p.m. and is an              without tamales. The 5th annual Los
                                     HHH p                all ages event.                              Angeles International Tamale Festival
                                    H    U
                                                                                                       kicks off on Nov.11th and will continue
                                                         Based on the 1996 novel                       through the 13th. Festivities include
                                    W Nov. 4 in          “Push” by Sapphire,
                                                         “Precious” follows an
                                                                                                       tamale making demos, tamale-eating
                                                                                                       contests, the biggest tamale in L.A., and of
                                             cCla        overweight illiterate teen                    course the best tamale contest. General
                                       Opal M            mother through her abusive                    admission is $5 and the festival will be
                                                         home life and struggles through               located at Los Angeles State Historic Park,
                                                         school. The Lee Daniel’s                      1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA
                                                         project won three awards at the               90012.
                                               2009 Sundance Film Festival including
                                               an Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize
                                               in the American drama category. Starring
                                               comedienne Mo’Nique in what many are
                                               calling an Oscar worthy performance and
                                               newcomer Gabourey Sidibe as the title
                                               character, “Precious” is set for release
                                               this weekend and is rated R.

                                                The first-person shooter god’s behind the
                                                classic “Call of Duty” are back with the
                                                second chapter of the Modern Warfare
                                                series. “Call of Duty Modern Warfare
                                                2” releases Nov. 10th and is rated
                                                M. You can lead your team of soldiers
                                                through combat scenarios across the
                                                globe on your Playstation 3, Xbox 360,
                                                PC, and now on your cell phone as well.
                                                Gamestop lists the MSRP at $59.99 but if
                                                you wait until Black Friday to make your
                                                purchase there’s probably a better deal
                                                out there.

                                                Wyclef Jean releases his new EP
                                                “Toussaint St. James: From The Hut,
                                                To The Projects, To The Mansion” on
                                                Nov. 10th. The 13 track CD features
                                                collaborations with Eve, Maino,
                                                Timberland, and oddly enough Cyndi
                                                Lauper. The EP tells the life of Toussaint

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Etc. Etc. Etc.
U2 and friends
light up the
Rose Bowl
Historic concert in Pasadena was
inspiring as well as entertaining
By Jennelle M. Strong
Western Sun staff writer           Concert
    Magnificent. Historic.
Magical. Epic. These are just
a few of the words that come                                           U2 IN CONCERT at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
to mind in describing U2’s         translated much better in the
performance at the Rose Bowl.      live setting and worked the
                                   crowd into a frenzy.                made for a whole new concert                                         Bono usually sneaks in parts    Bono called for everyone in the
Nothing will ever be able to                                           experience in the process.                                       of other songs into their set and   house to pull out his or her cell
convey the spine-tingling and          So, it was both endearing
                                   and illuminating that one of           Followed by “Amazing                                          slyly inserted parts of “Stand      phone and make the place “look
electric moments of being in a                                         Grace.” And, then before a                                       By Me” during “I Still Haven’t      like the Milky Way.” We as an
stadium with close to a 100,000    the most memorable moments
                                   during U2’s eye-popping             inspiring “Walk On,” there                                       Found What I’m Looking              audience willingly obeyed and
people.                                                                was an moving tribute to Aung                                    For.” The whole Rose Bowl           the place was magnificent!
    The much-discussed stage       Sunday night 360 degrees
                                   Tour concert at the sold-out        San Suu Kyi, the Nobel prize-                                    floor was bouncing during               It was another successful U2
looked from above like a                                               winning opposition leader in                                     “Elevation” which probably          concert -- not the most moving
claw, with bridges on which        Rose Bowl lasted perhaps two
                                   seconds. Moreover, it featured      Burma, where she has long                                        was the most rocking portion        or rousing they’ve given but
Bono danced and sang into the                                          been under house arrest by the                                   of the evening.                     certainly much more than just
floor-level audience. Veteran      a prop so small that any one
                                   of the more than 95,000 fans        government.                                                          At the end of the concert,      a time and space filler.
designer Willie Williams did
the deed, said to be modeled       present could have held it in
on LAX’S emblematic Theme          the palm of their hand.                                                N A T I O N A L                             U N I V E R S I T Y®
Restaurant building,                   The cylindrical video
    Opening the show was the       screen, which weighs 54 tons,

Black Eyed Peas who went           provided a 360-degree view
for something more tried and       of the stage for concertgoers.
true: a party vibe celebrating     So did the gargantuan stage
the home team. Performing          itself, which includes a tower
                                   that rises 150 feet into the air.
its many hits in an exuberant
set, the Peas radiated Southern
California pride. Will.i.am
                                   The stage, which is also in a
                                   360-degree configuration with
                                                                                                                                                                    Finish School
name-checked neighborhoods
and towns from Hollywood
to East L.A. to La Crescenta;
                                   both an inner and outer circle,
                                   took up nearly half of the Rose
                                   Bowl’s massive playing field
                                                                                                                                                                     YOUR Way!
while Tabu draped himself in       (which usually hosts college
                                   football games).

Mexican and American flags.
    The stadium went wild in           The show’s most stirring
an uproar when guitar player       moments — which included
Slash, from Guns N’ Roses,         a doo-wop-tinged acoustic
made an appearance and played      version of “Stuck in a Moment
“Sweet Child o’ Mine,” as          You Can’t Get Out Of” and
Fergie sang Axl Rose’s lyrics.     a triumphant “I Still Haven’t
    David Bowie’s “Space           Found What I’m Looking For”
Oddity” played as the band         (which segued into a stirring
readied to take the stage, and     crowd sing-a-long on Ben E.                                            At   National University,                          G
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                                   music transcended its setting.
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people might be watching           an on-screen message before                                            move on into a new career. You want help,

the YouTube broadcast of the       the band’s encore performance                                          and at National University we’ll give it to
show, including Hong Kong,         of “One” late in the concert.                                          you, with. . .
Sydney, Dublin and Morocco.        That vision of nations and
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Etc. Etc. Etc.
Women’s volleyball team splits its week
By Travis Gilmore                      games 25-16, 25-13, and 27-         impressive record of 14-1 in        managed to keep the last set           The women’s worst enemy
Western Sun Staff Writer               25. Two days later the pirates      overall play, with their only       close by fending off lightning     was themselves that night as
                                       of OCC rolled onto campus           loss coming from Golden             quick spikes with excellent        coach Lawler told the team
   The Golden West College             and defeated the Rustlers with      West on Oct. 7.                     digs of their own.                 “don’t out-do yourselves,
women’s volleyball team went           a three game sweep of their            The Rustler women’s                  Maritza Montes and             just play,” during a deficit in
1-1 last week during their two         own by scores of 25-16, 25-         volleyball team still holds a       Allie Board played terrific        the third match with SAC.
game home stand against Santa          15, and 25-19.                      winning record, but they’re         last Wednesday with Montes         During that close third set the
Ana College and local rivals              The Pirates showed how           play hasn’t been consistent         leading the surge with 16 kills.   Rustlers found themselves in
Orange Coast College.                  tough they were all match with      as of late.                         Board finished the night with      a 24-25 hole.
   The Rustlers opened up with         their impressive play, and their       L a s t We d n e s d a y t h e   a balanced attack and stellar          Coach Lawler then called
a great performance against            record shows. After Friday’s        women played great against          defensive play by putting on a     for a much-needed timeout
SAC, winning in three straight         match OCC now boasts an             a resilient SAC team. SAC           11-kill, 12-dig performance.       that resulted in three straight
                                                                                                                                                  points for a 27-25 comeback
                                                                                                                                                  to finish off the match.

Soccer team battles for the lead
                                                                                                                                                      Golden West is going
                                                                                                                                                  to need some strong play
                                                                                                                                                  heading into the last matches
                                                                                                                                                  before the Southern California
By Jeff Weaver                   GWC scored midway                           GWC and Cypress are               Irvine Valley on Friday. On        Regionals.
Western Sun staff writer    through the first half off a                  neck and neck in the race            Tuesday the green-and-gold             The women have two more
                            free kick placed beautifully                  for the Orange Empire                will be home again against         games left here at home, with
   The Rustler men’s soccer in the upper corner of the net                Conference title. The two            Riverside City College and         a rematch against Fullerton
team earned another victory by Jordan Long.                               teams battled for 65 minutes         again on Nov. 13 against           College Friday Nov. 6, and
at home against Santiago        GWC nearly doubled                        to a scoreless tie on Oct 30.        Santa Ana to conclude the          Irvine Valley College on Nov.
Canyon Oct 27.              the lead when Juan Carlos                        Jose de la Cruz finally           OEC season.                        18.
                            Rodriguez cracked a shot off                  broke the deadlock with a
                            the crossbar.                                 crack of a volley that
                                 The score remained 1-0                      found the corner of the net
Poloists                    at halftime, yet GWC held
                            momentum throughout the
                            game. In the second half
                                                                          to make it 1-0. GWC scored
                                                                          10 minutes later when De la
                                                                          Cruz found Justin Thompson
aim at                      Pedro Mendoza assisted Jose
                            de La Cruz and later Jose
                            returned the favor assisting
                                                                          on a break and JT converted
                                                                          the shot to seal the match at
                                                                          2-0. The Rustlers are 9-6-1.
playoffs                    Pedro for a 3-0 lead. Santiago
                            scored on a penalty kick to
                            end the scoring with GWC
                                                                             The Rustlers hosted
                                                                          Orange Coast College on
                                                                          Tuesday (results too late for
                            winning 3-1.                                  our deadline), then will visit
By Erika Bonds
Western Sun staff writer

    The Golden West College
women’s water polo team
dominated its tournament,
winning four games in a row.
They beat nearby Long Beach
City College 12-4 in their
fourth game of the weekend.
    Next, the team will be
attending the Southern
California Championships held
in Pasadena beginning Nov. 13
and state championships the
following weekend.
    Unfortunately, men’s water
polo didn’t come out of their
last tourney unscathed. They
ended with a record of 3-1,                                                               Get
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Football team
beats Compton
and Mt. Jacinto
Continued from page 12                                      during the first period of the
                                                            game, with 54 yards and 5
offense plenty of game time on                              catches, capped by a 13-yard
the field.”                                                 touchdown pass. He then added
    Mixing up plays with                                    another widened the lead 14-0
both rushing and passing, the                               with a 17-yard touchdown pass
offensive line paved the way for                            from VanDeripe.
a smoother game. With a total                                   “The offense did an excellent
of 430 yards on offense, GWC                                job taking control of the field,”
gained the upper hand on the                                said Mitchell.
field due to the contribution of                                H o w e v e r, d u r i n g t h e
a better defensive line.                                    second quarter with a misread
    With Compton College                                    assignment, MSJC intercepted
already struggling on their                                 the ball for a 90-yard touchdown
game, the Rustler’s defense                                 return.
was able to hold them back with                                 “It was a misread,”
only 149 yards on offense.                                  said Aldodius Colquit. “It
    “We knew that Compton                                   happens.”
was at a struggling point,”                                     Running Back Harold
said Mitchell, “so we took that                             Williams later during the second
opportunity to dish out different                           half took advantage of a better
plays.”                                                     playing offensive team and
    On Saturday, against MSJC,                              rushed in a 33-yard touchdown,
the Rustlers posted another                                 capping a four-play drive.
victory with a mix up in their                                  Keeping up with a stonewall
offensive strategy.                                         defense, GWC held back MSJC
    “Now the communication                                  with only 260 yards to their
is better,” says wide receiver                              offense; while the Rustlers                                                                                                                Western Sun photos by Mark Samala
Blake Bryce.                                                offense piled u[ 499 yards in
     Bryce became a go-to man                               the win.                                               WIDE RECEIVER Blake Bryce (8) makes a catch and Matt James (84) levels a would-
                                                                                                                   be tackler in action against Mt. San Jacinto College.

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Gridders in
streak now
By Mark Samala
Western Sun staff writer

    “Put everything in the mix and this is the
outcome,” said Quarterback Mike VanDeripe
of the Rustlers’ 66-0 win against Compton
College and 49-21 win over Mount San Jacinto
     Now with four straight wins, the Green and
Gold travel up the Mountain Conference ranks
with a 4-1 record and a 4-4 overall.
      “We’ve overcome a lot of obstacles,” says
Head Coach Nick Mitchell “the defense has
given the offense more opportunities on the
    During the homecoming matchup on Oct. 24,
GWC poured it in the victory against Compton
College. With kicker Eric Torres posting the
first points on the scoreboard, defensive back
Bernard Williams then followed with the
Rustlers first touchdown with a 25-yard return
interception during the first period.
     “The defense drew in a better game, “ said
offensive coach Charlie Stansbury, “giving the                                                                              Western Sun photos by Mark Samala

                           Continued on page 11   CHEZ NIETO (33) romps for a long gain against Mt. San Jacinto College on Oct. 31. GWC won, 49-21.

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