PANTheR thepantheronline.com • Monday, March 7, 2011• Volume XCIV Number V • Chapman University
The women’s track and
field team has already
broken school records
playoffs end early
Yoojin Chung STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Sabrina Valdez STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Junior point guard Brandon Lin (5) made nine points in the first-round NCAA Division III playoff game against The Panthers huddle together after a disappointing loss in the first round
University of Redlands last Thursday. Lin led the Panthers with 15 points in Saturday’s loss to Whitworth University. of playoffs to Louisiana College last Friday, 61-60.
Men defeat Redlands at home, but lose to Women lose first round game to Louisiana
Whitworth on the road in round two, 77-63. College by one point in final seconds.
Andrew Gray | Staff Writer Head Coach Mike Andrew Gray | Staff Writer said Head Coach Carol Jue. “We
Jillian Freitas | Editor in Chief Bokosky. “[Redlands] have six seniors who’ve been
Alex Chamberlain | Opinions Editor missed some shots. We Heartbreak emanated from the working for this opportunity all
came down and made Harold Hutton Sports Center year long after missing out last
Kristen Salazar | Managing Editor some shots.” year. We were working hard for
last Friday night as the women’s
The Panthers cruised basketball team lost in the final this, and it’s difficult to see it end
After a blowout victory against the University to a 24-14 lead going into halftime. seconds of a tight game, 61-60, this way.”
of Redlands in the first round of NCAA Division The second half opened with more sloppy play to the visiting Louisiana College Senior center Brandi Hood
III playoffs, the men’s basketball team found itself by the Panthers, who saw their lead start to slip Wildcats. completed a jumper with 5.5
repeating last year’s second round loss to Whit- away to Redlands. “We poured our blood, sweat seconds left that put the Panthers
worth University. “Our whole halftime speech was be patient and and tears out on that court,” ahead 60-59. Hood finished with
The Panthers (25-4) traveled to Spokane, Wash. don’t turn the ball over. Then we came out and said senior guard Tara Glennon. a game-high 16 points and 14
last Saturday to face the top-seeded Whitworth had three or four straight turnovers,” Ramme said. “It’s unfortunate the score came rebounds.
Pirates, the same team that knocked out Chapman “Luckily, we were able to come out and play great out the way it did, but we left it “It was a terrible call at the end,
in the second round of the tournament last year, defense, which was the key tonight.” all out on the court tonight. I but we shouldn’t have even been
77-56. Despite Chapman’s 24 fouls to Whitworth’s But the message to take their time and prevent couldn’t be prouder of my team.” in that predicament in the first
17, and senior guard Griffin Ramme being ejected turnovers was eclipsed Saturday night by Whit- The Panthers (22-6), who led place,” Hood said. “You could
from the game, the Panthers managed a closer worth’s jeering crowd, which, according to NCAA. for the majority of the game, had tell looking at everyone’s faces
deficit, losing 77-63. com, totaled 2,110 fans. a one-point lead and a chance that they were really into it and
“I got in foul trouble early and wasn’t able to The Panthers got off to a slow start, scoring only to knock down free throws to very high energy, which is what
get going like I normally do. Yeah, it was my last three points in the first seven minutes while miss- extend the lead with 5.5 seconds usually wins us ball games. It
game, but that’s the way the game goes sometimes, ing eight of their first nine shots and never gained left in the second half. In a cruel was just a terrible end to a great
and that can’t be my focus,” Ramme said. “I’m the lead. twist of fate, the Panthers missed season.”
proud of our guys and proud of our season.” Despite almost identical rebound and free throw the front end of the one-and-one, Glennon, who has played four
In front of a packed Harold Hutton Sports statistics, the Pirates prevailed with less turnovers and a quick foul was called on years at Chapman, noted the
Center last Thursday, the men’s basketball team and a higher three-point shooting percentage. Wildcat’s junior guard Shasidy long-term effects her teammates
defeated the University of Redlands, 62-38, for the Junior point guard Brandon Lin had a game Ludgood, giving her two shots have had on her life.
third time this season in the opening round of the high of 15 points, with junior guards Andrew with 2.8 seconds left. “It was a great team to play for,
tournament. Avalos and Takeshi Clifford following at 11 points Ludgood sank both free throws, and it’s hard that it has to end like
Both teams played tight out of the gates, unable each. and a desperation heave by this,” Glennon said. “I have so
to score for the opening three minutes. But the “Our juniors really stepped up, and performed senior guard Christina Ly did not many memories with this group
initial jitters wore off quickly after a string of under pressure,” Ramme said. “It was a good connect, capping the game and of girls that I’ll never forget.”
jumpers from Ramme and senior forward Justin experience to build on for next year to have them the Panthers’ season.
Riley. go into a hostile environment and perform the “We had higher aspirations,”
“You just need luck to win some games,” said way they did.”
Zip to your destination Networking with tweets Mid-season metal
Students wish the Administrator says student 3 The women’s softball
sculpture wasn’t Chapman students team just received new
usage of the Zipcar rental
placed in the are using the social metal cleats, meaning
middle of a media network, the players will
walkway. Twitter, not only page have to break
but stalls when
to stay connected with in the shoes
Read the full each other, but to connect during their
story online. to businesses. games.
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Corrections New pool to be built near dorms will be
News solely for students’ recreational use
Feb. 21: In “Relay for Life comes Students will no longer have to lay on the grass outside residential halls to tan next fall.
to campus for first time,” the
story mistakenly attributed Alyssa Duranty | Staff Writer
Chloe Canta’s quotes to Jenni
Nadler. Chapman students can break
out the floaties and lather on the
tanning lotion at the dorms next
Feb. 28: In “Student design- fall.
President Jim Doti announced
ers make it work on campus in last week’s State of the Uni-
catwalk,” the model on the top versity Address plans to add a
recreational pool to the student
left is UC Irvine senior Leiza housing area. Chapman’s Allred
Walia and the model above the Olympic Pool, which opened
caption is Alexa Espinosa. in June 2008, houses the water
sports teams and swimming
classes, while the proposed pool
will be for student recreational
use only. The pool will be located
near the sand volleyball courts by
the residence halls.
Sophomore Priscilla Fowler,
who lives in Sandhu Residence
Center, is one of the students
who lie out on the grass between
the volleyball and basketball
courts because it’s the closest
place to tan around the dorms.
“It will give students more
opportunities to meet people
because it can get really awkward
laying out on the grass,” she said.
The new pool will cost about
thepantheronline.com $750,000, Kris Olsen, vice presi- Annamarie Orsi ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR
dent of campus planning and
From the ink on operations, wrote in an e-mail. Freshmen Katie Sellars (left) and Melissa Scholz (right) soak up the sun next to the sand volleyball courts near the
While the pool is still in the
the page to your design stages, there are plans for
dorms. Next fall, these women will be poolside when Chapman builds a recreational pool there.
computer screen. restrooms, lounge furniture and wouldn’t necessarily pay for. costs of new additions,” Doti relatively low impact compared
a sloped entry into the pool to
Instant breaking accommodate disabled students.
“It is currently budgeted to wrote. to the building projects that the
come from our annual capital Construction is scheduled to campus has seen over the past
news and web Chapman will pay the pool cost, budget. But I am also seeking a begin this summer and be com- decade. We anticipate minimal
but Doti wrote in an e-mail that
exclusives. additions could still be made
naming donor for our entire rec-
reation area that would include
pleted by the fall semester.
“Building a recreational pool is
disruption to the resident stu-
dents,” Olsen wrote in an e-mail.
to the design, which the school
Chapman doesn’t reduce water
use despite water rate increase
The residence halls, the pool and the cafeteria are some of the
Find your passion. Make your difference. areas of major water use. The city bills Chapman for these.
Katie Metzger | Staff Writer is allowed to purchase is decreasing because of
drought conditions, Sitkoff wrote.
Since 2007, the cost per acre-foot for water
Chapman does not plan to reduce its water usage pumped from the local aquifer has increased from
despite the rise in water prices in Orange. $223 to $249. The cost of imported water has
Orange’s City Council voted in early February to increased from $483 to $770 per acre-foot, Sitkoff
raise water rates by 14 percent this year because of wrote.
drought conditions and the rising costs of import- One acre-foot is equal to approximately 326,000
ing water, Paul Sitkoff, business and public relations gallons, or the amount of water it takes to fill a foot-
manager for the City of Orange, wrote in an e-mail. ball field one-foot deep with water.
“I think [the rate increase] will encourage people Between 2007 and 2010, the City of Orange in-
to save water because water is a necessity,” said creased water rates by 11 percent.
As the world’s oldest and largest graduate school focused senior theatre major Casey Hammon, who lives off Chapman gets its water from the City of Orange,
exclusively on psychology and related fields, The Chicago campus in Orange. which bills by the school for consumption, sewer
School gives you virtually limitless ways to put your The residence halls, the pool and the cafeteria are fees, tree trimming services, storm drains and para-
passions to work and make a difference that matters. We major users of Chapman’s water supply, Ed Blatch- medic and trash services for houses on a combined
offer an unrivaled range of programs to suit your unique ford, interim director of facilities management at invoice, Blatchford wrote.
interests and aspirations—and provide the intensive real- Chapman, wrote in an e-mail. The cost for all of those services was $294,000 for
world training and professional mentorship you need to However, there is no plan at present to mandate
make your goals a reality. the 2009-10 academic year.
water usage reductions on campus, Blatchford The actual water cost is some percentage of that
• On-campus and online-blended graduate programs
wrote, because it would be difficult to enforce those total.
• Accredited, not-for-profit institution mandates, which could end up costing more than Chapman’s three major utilities – gas, electricity
• Recognized by the National Council of Schools the rate increase itself. and water – are paid from the school’s “Utilities”
and Programs of Professional Psychology “In reality, only irrigation and campus cleaning budget, which is about $4.4 million, Blatchford
are ‘controllable’ in the strict sense,” Blatchford wrote.
wrote. He said that Chapman already does several things
Master’s and Doctoral Areas of Study Water usage in the residence halls and pool are to conserve resources and reduce costs.
Clinical Psychology Applied Behavior Analysis influenced by thousands of users and weather con- The custodial vendor that pressure washes the
Counseling Psychology School Psychology ditions, such as evaporation, he wrote. campus has been using a riding scrubber, which
Marital and Family Therapy International Psychology He wrote that water conservation is always a uses about one-third the amount of water as con-
Forensic Psychology Organizational Leadership factor in the design, remodeling and repairs made
Business and I/O Psychology ventional pressure washing, since mid-2009. Also,
in facilities. Automatic sinks and toilets, low flow the cover on the outdoor pool reduces evaporation
showerheads and water conserving toilets and and gas consumption for heating and sanitizing the
Call 800.721.8072 or visit urinals have been used on campus to reduce water
thechicagoschool.edu for more information. pool.
consumption, he wrote. Chapman’s staff is not gathering water consump-
Water costs for Orange will increase by 28 percent tion data, Blatchford wrote. The quantity of water
in the next two years. Even with the increase, the used for pressure washing is also not measured.
rates still remain among the lowest in Orange Some students find the pressure washing unneces-
County, Sitkoff wrote. sary.
Most cities in Orange County are supplied “They don’t need to waste water like that,” said
through groundwater from local aquifers or freshman political science major Ryan Brockway.
Chicago | Los Angeles | Irvine, CA | Westwood, CA | Washington, DC | Online-Blended imported water. Prices for the imported water are “They should let it flow naturally.”
rising while the amount of groundwater the city
the panther news 3
Two new minors approved for fall
Students will be able to register for an Asian studies or journalism minor.
Kathleen Ryan | Staff Writer If it sparks an interest among students, involved faculty
want to use the minor as a stepping-stone for an Asian stud-
Students looking to add a minor next fall will have two ies major and eventually a center, Bay said.
more options – Asian studies and journalism – both of which “A bigger program would allow for more lectures, courses,
were approved by the Faculty Academic Council last month. faculty and even summer work opportunities,” he said. “All
The minors will be housed in Wilkinson College of Hu- we have to do is show proof of what we can do, of what the
manities and Social Sciences. The journalism minor will be minor is capable of, and we will be able to provide interested
included in the English department, said Patrick Fuery, chair students with an even more extensive program.”
of the English department. Wenshan Jia, associate professor Some Chapman students, such as sophomore history major
Mariah Roberts, have already expressed interest in the new
of communication studies, will direct the Asian studies mi-
minor. Feb. 24: Bicycle Theft
nor, which will not be under a specific department, said Alex A student secured her bicycle to
Bay, assistant professor of history, who teaches Asian history “Many of the courses at Chapman focus on European and
American culture but not on Asian culture, which is what I the west bicycle rack at the
classes.. Harris Apartments with a cable
Students will be able to enroll in the minors next semester. want to write my senior thesis on,” Roberts said. “This new
program will help me become an expert in my own studies.” lock. Upon her return, she
Asian studies minor Junior history major Jason Albert agrees that Western his- discovered her bicycle missing.
tory and culture overshadow that of Asian nations.
Jia and other faculty members proposed the Asian studies “Asia is becoming increasingly significant to the global Feb. 26: Burglary
minor last fall. But they have wanted to start a program like it economy and international politics,” Albert said. “I feel like A custodial employee found
there is a lot of material in the field of Asian studies that will
for years because of the rising significance of Asian countries
really push students to embrace new ideas and use different Harold Hutton Sports Center room
such as Japan and China, Bay said.
techniques.” 33 ajar and unlocked. A custodial
“Geographically, Chapman needs to become a more Pacific- supervisor informed Public Safety
oriented university. Our eyes are looking toward Asia,” Bay that a monitor from inside the
said. “First, it was Japan a few years ago, and now, it’s China. Journalism minor
China’s rapid economic growth is causing other countries like
room had been stolen.
the U.S. to take notice and see it as a significant competitor.” Susan Paterno, director of the journalism program, and
Classes such as Asian American Literature; Ceramics in Fuery began formulating the journalism minor last academic Feb. 27: Vandalism
China, Korea and Japan: History, Culture and Practice; Asian year and formally proposed it last fall, Fuery said. Before the The Henley Hall Resident
Cinema; and From Samurai to Pokemon: A Social History journalism minor, students who wanted to take journalism Director contacted Public Safety
of Modern Japan will count toward the minor. This makes it courses but not major in the subject had to minor in English. officers because an intoxicated
“We wanted to create a coherent program where students
not only an interdisciplinary minor but also an intercollegiate
could get recognition of actually completing a minor in jour- student broke two light fixture
one, Jia said.
nalism and not just an English one,” he said. covers on the third floor.
Two new classes – Asian Connections: Introduction to
Asian Studies and Directed Senior Project in Asian Stud- Students must complete 18 credits for the journalism minor,
12 of them from required courses, Fuery said. There are nine Feb. 28: Battery
ies – were created for the minor to provide students with an Three suspects attacked a student
introduction and a capstone course, Jia said. Students have to elective classes that students can choose from, including an
complete a minimum 21 credits within the program, nine of independent internship. At least nine credits have to be upper on the first floor of the Lastinger
which are core requirements, the average amount for minors. division. No new classes were added for the minor. Parking Structure.
There are 19 elective classes that students can choose from for Another English minor – Digital Imaging and Design – is
the other 12 credits, and at least four classes must be upper still in the early planning stages and will be similar to a pho- March 1: Theft
division. tojournalism program, Fuery said. A student secured his bicycle
to the southwest bicycle rack at
Marion Knott Studios. When he
returned, he found the rear wheel
Zipcar, Chapman won’t release data missing.
March 3: Vandalism
to prove high rate of student usage A student parked his vehicle on
the second level of the Jim Miller
Parking Structure Feb. 28. When he
returned March 3, he discovered
that his right side mirror was
Zipcar’s privacy clause prevents either party from disclosing the numbers. broken.
Alyssa Duranty | Staff Writer March 3: Grand Theft
Two male students placed their
Two zipcars parked on campus last
clothing, wallets and cell phones
October and, since then, the Chapman inside lockers in the men’s locker
administration claims that student room of the Harold Hutton Sports
usage of the program has increased. Center. The students did not
However, neither Chapman nor Zipcar secure the lockers. When the
could provide any evidence supporting students returned, they found their
this claim because a privacy agreement clothing, but their other property
is built into the Zipcar contract. was missing.
Zipcar provides Chapman with a
Toyota Prius and a Scion xB, which are
parked on campus and can be reserved
for use through Zipcar’s website or
the iPhone application. A student who
wants to use one of the cars pays a $35
annual fee along with either a $66 per
day or an $8 per hour rental fee during
weekdays. On the weekends, the daily
rate is $72 and the hourly rate is $9.
There were a record number of Zipcar
applications at Chapman last month,
Feeling inspired? Has an
Josh Le Vesque, the special projects
administrator at Chapman, wrote in an
Tony Johnson STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
The Scion xB is parked at the Sandhu Conference Parking Lot, near the volleyball court. issue come to light that
e-mail. But he declined to provide the
number of applications.
The Toyota Prius (not pictured) is parked in the Orange Street Lot, near Public Safety.
you feel strongly about?
“Simply put, our agreement with
Zipcar does not allow me to disclose the
about the program’s usage. Prius zipcar for a day trip to Los Ange- Speak your mind and send
“We simply serve as a Zipcar location les and enjoyed driving it.
information,” Le Vesque wrote. to make it convenient for students and “The Prius is new, so it’s nice. It still in an opinion or column
Colleen McCormick, public relations employees,” Price wrote in an e-mail. has the new-car smell,” she said.
specialist for Zipcar, confirmed that A member of the Chapman com- But one thing some students find to be published in
the company asks its partners, which munity can reserve a car online after irritating is that they are charged a
includes Chapman, to keep information registering and completing a driving re- late fee if the car is not returned by its The Panther.
about usage confidential. cord check. Zipcar then sends the user scheduled time.
“It is against our policy to give out an electronic access card, or Zipcard, “If you need the car for extra time
specific numbers for usage,” McCor- which unlocks the car when held up to there is no grace period. If you’re one
mick said. “I’m not really sure if there’s the windshield. The card uses a radio minute late, there is a $50 late fee,” Nido
a particular reason.” frequency identification device (RFID) said. “It’s better to reserve it for the day Send your column to
She could only confirm that the to identify the user. The key to the because you get more for your money
program at Chapman is growing. Le ignition is kept inside the vehicle. and no extra fees.” email@example.com
Vesque said that bringing more cars to A Zipcard will grant access to a ve- Included in the rental fees is insurance
campus could be an option if the num- hicle only during the times specified by coverage as well as a full tank of gas
ber of students using them continues to the Zipcard holder’s reservation. provided on a gas card.
increase. The cars are parked on campus for 24 Students interested in renting a Zipcar
Jerry Price, vice chancellor for student hours. They are controlled by Zipcar can apply at the university portion of
affairs and dean of students, said that and not by any campus officials. the Zipcar website: http://www.zipcar.
he is not in charge of the program and Megan Nido, a freshman business com/universities.
could not provide any information administration major, used the Toyota
4 news the panther
Chapman invests Orange silences train
$1 million in horns, citizens happy
donor’s company The City Council voted to ban the horns
The company’s CEO, who donated after citizens protested the disruptive noise.
$12 million to Chapman, pitched Scott Gallagher | Staff Writer “It’d wake up everyone on this
street,” said Robert Wright, 63,
the investment to Doti. Entech Solar Orange citizens have won the who lives on North Pixley, a street
battle against the disruptive train next to the Orange Metrolink sta-
David Gelbaum, CEO of Entech Solar. tion. “I’ve been here since 1974,
Kathleen Ryan | Staff Writer horns.
Trains will no longer sound and it’s been going on since then.”
Chapman purchased $1 million in stock from and discovery.” their horns at the 16 crossings Another Orange resident said
Entech Solar, a renewable energy technology Gelbaum and Doti, who communicate in Orange. The closest crossing that the frequency of the train
firm in Fort Worth, Texas, last October. frequently, first met shortly after Doti spoke at to Chapman is on Palm Avenue horns was part of the problem.
Since the investment, Entech’s stock value has the dedication of Leatherby Libraries in 2004. near Crean Hall and the Partridge “I think it’s great that it’s
decreased by 36 percent, according to Google Gelbaum made his donation to Chapman Dance Center. Not only has the stopped,” said Chantrae R. Mosley,
finance. However, investors have yet to receive that same year because of the impression he train horn affected Orange resi- 33, who has lived on North Pixley
a return because the company is still in its early received from Doti’s speech. dents, it has also irritated students Street for four years. “It was really
stages, said Entech’s CEO David Gelbaum, who “I liked that he encouraged students to who take classes or live nearby. loud. Whenever that train would
owns 35 percent of the company’s stock. take every part of the education they receive “We have guest lectures in this pass, that’s when the horn would
Gelbaum, who donated $12 million to Chap- at Chapman and use it later in their lives,” physical therapy building all the sound.”
man in 2004, personally made Gelbaum said. “His speech and time, and our lecture hall is right Safety measures such as raised
a presentation to President Jim what he expected of his students next to the train tracks. It totally street medians, bright lights, bells
Doti about investing in Entech really impressed me.” and pedestrian gates at the cross-
throws the guest lecturer off and
Solar last year. After the pro- [Students] should Only Board members and interrupts the flow of our lectures ings have replaced the horn, Sitkoff
posal, Doti recommended the at least be able to some administrators have access and makes it harder to hear,” said said.
decision to the Board of Trustees, to Chapman’s investment record. physical therapy graduate student Students who had class in Dodge
see whether or not
who ultimately approved the While the campus public only Kerry Tortarolo. “I used to live College of Film and Media Arts,
investment. the investments are has access to financial state- near the crossing on Palm Avenue,
right down the street, and it woke
“Both Chapman and Doti have paying off. ments and investment poli- me up at midnight.” weren’t too bothered by the train
been good friends to me in the cies, freshman business major Orange County Transportation horn.
past, so I wanted to make the - Christina Machgan, Christina Machgan thinks that Authority (OCTA) established the “Last semester, I’d only ever hear
investment pitch to him myself,” freshman students should be able to see “quiet zones” because of residents’ the train horn in my Visual Sto-
Gelbaum said. the entire investment record to protests. Citizens of Orange pro- rytelling class, which was on the
The $12 million, which Gel- know whether money is being posed the idea to the Orange City outer edge of Dodge,” said sopho-
baum donated over a four-year span, went into spent wisely. Council over the last two years. more film studies major Steph
the general scholarship fund for immediate “I’m not saying students should have a say in The council voted Jan. 25 to get rid Yatco. “I heard it a few times dur-
use. which companies Chapman invests its money of the train horns. ing the semester but not that much
Doti referred any questions about the in,” she said, “But we should at least be able to “The trains have been a source of because the film school windows
investment in Entech Solar to Harold Hewitt, see whether or not the investments are paying contention for years,” said Paul Sit- are pretty sound proof.”
executive vice president and chief operating off. After all, we give Chapman our money koff, business and public relations But for Mosley, the end of the
officer, who also declined to comment. Hewitt too.” manager for the City of Orange. disruptions means a better quality
deferred to a press release issued by Media Machgan approves of the investment in “It’s a quality of life issue when of life.
Relations Jan. 18. Entech Solar. the horn blows every 24 hours. It’s “I’m just glad they finally came
“We welcome this opportunity to advance “Chapman should definitely be investing in very difficult for people in Orange to their senses because it was really
the development of viable energy options,” solar energy companies and giving its money to conduct their business or sleep.” bad,” Mosley said. “All in all, it
Doti wrote in the release. “This association to businesses that are trying to move us for- One long-term resident said that works out for us here … I’m sleep-
builds on Chapman’s commitment to scientific ward,” she said. the train horn has been a nuisance ing through the night now.”
exploration and Entech’s history of innovation for decades.
Public Safety officers
escort woman from library $$$$$ FOR STUDIES
A student reported the woman after witnessing (Graduate, Professional,
behavior indicating the woman might be homeless.
Michelle Thomas | News Editor times … she would twitch and convulse,”
Kahn said. “She just kept repeating, ‘I’m
Public Safety officers escorted a middle- reading, I’m reading.’”
aged woman from Leatherby Libraries last Hannam and Nodland informed the
Wednesday because a student suspected
the woman was homeless and had been
circulation desk on their way out of the
library. Officers Stuart Chase, Josie Wright Prestigious scholarships for 2012-13
living there for several days. and Virgil Zuniga responded to the third
Public Safety did not know how long the
woman had been in the library, why she
floor, Randy Burba, chief of Public Safety,
wrote in an e-mail.
JUNIORS & SENIORS INQUIRE
was there or where she went after officers
asked her to leave.
Senior history major Laura Hannam re-
“They just advised the woman that
Chapman is private property and, with no
legitimate business needs, she would have
ported the woman to the circulation desk
at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2.
to leave,” Burba wrote.
Kahn watched officers escort the woman Fulbright, Rotary, Javits, Boren,
Hannam first saw the woman, who she de- out of the library.
scribed as Asian and wearing a mini-skirt,
translucent top, ripped pantyhose and sun
“It looked like she was dragging herself,”
said Kahn, who left the building at 3 a.m.
hat, on the third floor of the library Feb. and said that the woman had not returned
24. Hannam left town for the weekend. by then.
Five days later, she returned to study with Dan Adams, public information officer
friends. The woman was still there. At
times, the woman appeared to be sleeping
for the Orange Police Department, said
Orange police officers were not involved
SOPHOMORES CHECK OUT
TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
fitfully in one of the armchairs. in the incident. Burba could not confirm if
“When I went to the toilet, she was there the woman was homeless, just that she was
with all of her toiletries and brushing her asked to leave campus.
teeth,” Hannam said. “It was very bizarre,
Adams could not comment on the spe-
cific situation, but said that homelessness GRADUATE DEGREES!
Senior European history major in Orange isn’t more of a problem than in
Jennel Nodland, Hannam’s friend, said the surrounding cities.
woman was wearing bright red lipstick “We do border the riverbed and a
and purple sunglasses. Nodland said that
a Dell laptop was open on a table next to
the woman, but she never saw the woman
lot of transients live in the riverbed,”
Adams said, adding that that the recent
cold weather may have resulted in more
Dr. Barbara Mulch
Another member of the study group,
homeless people seeking refuge in public
buildings. 714-997-6733, firstname.lastname@example.org
senior history major Sarah Kahn, said that Adams said he didn’t know of any
she tapped the woman a few times, intend-
ing to ask if she needed food or help. Kahn
homeless shelters in Orange, but Mary’s
Kitchen, a soup-kitchen on West Struck
Office for Fellowships and Scholar
said the woman’s hands looked dirty and
“I went over to her and tapped her a few
Avenue, is located near the police station,
and there are shelters in Costa Mesa and
Santa Ana, Calif.
5 a&e the panther
out of style
Dropkick Murphys drop “Going Out In
Yoojin Chung STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Style,” a bombastic tribute to Irish partying.
A Freebirds burrito filled with beans, rice and beef. The new eatery allows customers to build their own burritos.
Casey Hull | Web Editor
While their rise to fame may have come from penning the
Boston Red Sox’s modern theme song, “I’m Shipping Up To
Boston,” Celtic rockers Dropkick Murphys prove they are good
Power to the monster burrito
for more than just a game-day anthem with their seventh album. Freebirds, a Mexican food chain that offers a seven pound burrito, opens in Orange.
“Going Out In Style,” released last Tuesday, dropped just in
time for St. Patrick’s Day and offers the perfect soundtrack to
anyone’s celebration of the national holiday. Katie Metzger | Staff Writer to listen to that song.
Like their Irish-American punk rock ancestors the Pogues and And it is a long workday. Depending on the day,
Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys stick to traditional Irish folk As Lynyrd Skynyrd put it, “I’m as free as a bird now, doors open at 7:30 a.m. and either close at 10:30 p.m.
themes, as the album loosely follows the tale of fictional Irish and this bird you cannot change.” But if that bird is or 3 a.m.
immigrant Cornelius Larkin, whose life is laden with bagpipes, Freebirds, Orange’s new burrito buffet, there is no Freebirds is marketed to college students. A 1960s
whistles, jaunty shouts and ho-hum lyrics. need for change. theme of freedom and independence is accentuated
It takes just a few chants of the chorus of “Hang ‘Em High,” the Freebirds opened last weekend on the corner of by the Statue of Liberty, a.k.a. Libby, riding a motor-
album’s opening track, for the group to hit its full-throttle stride. Tustin Street and Katella Avenue. The restaurant is cycle hanging from the ceiling.
The album’s title track follows and is my favorite song on the expanding to 16 locations throughout California, ac- Freebirds makes all food fresh daily, using only pre-
CD. With ear-pleasing bagpipe riffs and a powerful sing-along cording to its website. There are 46 locations total, 43 mium ingredients with as little added fat and sodium
chorus, “Going Out In Style” is the perfect anthem not just for of which are in Texas. as possible, and never uses lard or MSG, according to
St. Patrick’s Day but any night out drinking. I am a long-time fan of comparable eateries such its website.
“Climbing A Chair to Bed” serves as Larkin’s reflection of his as Chipotle and Taco Del Mar. So when Freebirds Freebirds boasts that it helps people live a healthy
own wake, as he sings, “Are you too afraid of livin’ to make a opened, I was on it like white on rice, which the lifestyle by allowing them to select ingredients from
man’s mistakes? Too afraid of dying ‘cause you fear what lies in new restaurant has three flavors of: cilantro, lime or each food group in moderate amounts, but it is also
wait?” Although the thought of death is anything but pleasant, Spanish. And the choices don’t stop there – every the home of the “Super Monster” burrito, weighing
the song’s upbeat banjo solos and laughable lyrics add to the step of the burrito-building process is left up to the in at seven pounds.
bawdy revelry of the album. customer. I’d like to see someone polish off a Super Monster
“Take ‘Em Down” will leave you stomping your feet and clap- It can be overwhelming. But unlike most Tex-Mex burrito in one sitting because I was full after just the
ping your hands well after the last guitar strum ends. restaurants where, once you order a combo or a steak Hybird, the smallest size available. They also have
Like any party, the fun ends when things slow down. Luckily, burrito, all of the other decisions are made for you, the original Freebird and the Monster sizes to choose
the album only contains two ballads. at Freebirds, your meal is custom-made every step of from.
“Cruel” offers seaworthy, melodramatic lyrics – such as, “The the way. The cost of my meal, which included chips, salsa
heavens might sing out your praises, but the heavens won’t pay However, this makes the ordering process lengthy. and a soda, was less than $10.
for your lies” – that interrupt the up-tempo celebration found By the time I sat down to eat, my food was slightly The first Freebirds opened in Santa Barbara, Calif.,
on most of the album. cold. in 1987. It’s come a long way since then, now offering
Bruce Springsteen helps kick life back into the album after My only other complaint was that although the full-service catering, large order delivery and the op-
another ballad, “1953,” adding his passionate vocals on a rock music in the eatery was enjoyable, it was also very tion of ordering online.
cover of the traditional Irish folk song “Peg O’ My Heart.” loud, which made it difficult to order and to carry a Friendly Center, a non-profit family and commu-
The album ends in the most charmingly cliché way possible conversation. nity resource center in Orange, is a Freebirds World
with the band’s cover of the Celtic anthem “Irish Rover.” While Still, the meal was appetizing and complemented Works partner. The restaurant offered a free entree
traditionalists may cringe at the sound of vocalists Al Barr and by a fun atmosphere and great service. Employees and drink for the first 250 guests who donated $5 to
Ken Casey screaming the well-known lyrics, it is nearly impos- greeted customers at the door, refilled sodas, bussed Friendly Center during its Grand Opening preview
sible not to bob your head and sing along. tables and helped people build their perfect burrito. party Feb. 26.
As “Irish Rover” ends, I’m left with one thought: Can it be St. Fittingly, the song “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd Aside from turning down the volume and speeding
Patrick’s Day everyday? came on while I was waiting in line. It made me up the ordering process, I wouldn’t change a thing
wonder how many times per day the employees have about Freebirds.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraising event will be held on campus for the first time from 2 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday.
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More students marking the multiracial box
With an increase in students self-reporting as multiracial, some wonder if this number reflects diversity.
Olivia Scott| Staff Writer cial students depending on the makeup of their
student body, said Michael Drummy, assistant vice
Her high school counselor said people of her chancellor and chief admission officer.
ethnicity didn’t go to college; they went to beauty “We feel as though we have a historical legacy of
school. Weeks later, she brought her counselor being welcoming to all races and faiths,” Drummy
acceptance letters from every UC school to which said.
she had applied. White-Smith, on the other hand, does not
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education and believe all multiracial students are made to feel
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Kim- welcome at Chapman.
berly White-Smith, who is Caucasian and black, When she first arrived at the university in 2004,
ended up going to UC Berkeley, from which she students from multiracial backgrounds requested
graduated in 1994. a multicultural center to celebrate differences on
The current generation of college students campus but were denied.
contains the largest number of individuals with “That was a call to us to look at what we have
multiracial backgrounds in history, according to a in place institutionally to support diverse student
study released in 2010 by the Pew Research Cen- backgrounds and what we are actually doing to
ter. The number of multiracial Americans jumped support, welcome and validate their experiences,”
3.4 percent during the last census, which reported White-Smith said.
5.2 million individuals of mixed race were living Being multiracial is more of a norm than Ameri-
in the United States. cans perceive, said Paul Apodaca, associate profes-
During the past five years at Chapman, the num- sor of sociology and American studies, because
ber of students who report themselves as multira- everyone is a mixture of those who lived before us.
cial has increased by 2.3 percent. But White-Smith “Since no one is a ‘pure’ anything, all of our
said this increase is not significant for Chapman inheritances bring the richness of the human
and more should be done to diversify the campus experience to our community and provide us with
and give opportunities to multiracial students. the wisdom and accomplishment of our families
This would prepare students to be effective profes- and ancestors,” Apodaca wrote in an e-mail.
sionals in a global society, she said. Krone said he still maintains some Japanese
“It would only benefit the students already at- traditions that he was raised with.
tracted to Chapman to be a part of a community “I don’t speak the language, but I respect the
that not only embraces but intentionally seeks out culture,” Krone said. “I know where I come from
diversity,” White-Smith said. and I am an American-Japanese.”
Sophomore Dyllon Bobo, who is half black and Krone said many categorize him as simply Asian
half Cuban, agreed that Chapman’s increase in because of his features.
multiracial students is insignificant. “It is frustrating when people associate me with
“Having a diverse campus shouldn’t be some- Asian rather than American when I’ve lived here
thing that has to be stressed. It should come my whole life, just like the majority of white stu-
naturally,” Bobo said. dents,” Krone said.
Bobo said it is also important to hire more mul- Krone said the increase in racially diverse stu-
tiracial faculty and administrators. dents is not surprising and that it allows him to
“I would be able to relate more to a multiracial feel more comfortable on campus.
professor because their life experience would be With the increase of multiracial students on
more similar to mine,” he said. campuses, sophomore Kolton Kenyon, an interna-
Sophomore Miles Krone, who is half Japanese tional business major, thinks the diversity will be
and half Caucasian, said that in college, peers positive for campus.
judge him based on his actions, not his race. “Experiencing other cultures and beliefs is a
“[In college,] we judge based off character rather great way to grow as a person,” Kenyon said. “It Gabby Sadowski STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
than appearance because you get to know people tests what you do and believe and has the ability to
better and the environment is more closely knit,” get you out of your comfort zone.”
Krone said. Multiracial students appreciate the increase in the number of people report-
Some colleges are more welcoming to multira- ing themselves as multiracial but still find diversity lacking on campus.
‘Picasso’ brings the art of comedy
Theatre students will perform Steve Martin’s comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” next week.
Breana Fischer | Staff Writer by colorful abstract artwork, will be
hung from the rafters.
What do you get when Picasso and Sepulveda thinks the play’s offbeat
Einstein duke it out on stage in the humor is broad enough to entice all
name of art and science? One heck of a audiences.
laugh. “It’s hilarious. It incorporates so many
The theatre department will put up different aspects of comedy that appeal
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve to everyone’s style,” Sepulveda said.
Martin in Waltmar Theatre next week. To resolve the battle between science
The department chose the play, which and art, a mysterious guest from the
features adult humor mixed with art future visits the café and ends the duel.
and science, because it has not shown a Both the actors and director are tight-
comedy yet this semester. lipped on who this mysterious guest is,
Martin’s script takes the audience to and the only clue is that it is a musician
the Parisian café Lapin Agile in 1904. that sings about love, which doesn’t
Here, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso exactly narrow it down.
convene, drink and debate over whether As opening day draws near, there is
science or art is more essential to the excitement among the cast members,
turn of the century. Quirky characters who are fine-tuning their comedic tim-
and love interests intermix within the ing for the show.
plot as well. “People go to the theater for fun and
“We battle with pencils, paper and entertainment, and that’s exactly what
wit,” said Adam Sepulveda, senior the- [the play] is,” said Emily Valla, sopho-
atre performance major, who plays the more and assistant stage manager.
arrogant and crass Picasso. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” will run
Auditions were held in November, from March 17 to 19 and from March
and the 11-member cast has been hav- 24 to 26, with shows beginning at 7:30
ing late night rehearsals six days a week p.m. There is an additional performance
since Jan. 31. March 26 at 2 p.m. General admis-
“[The play] reinforces and introduces sion is $20 and $15 for senior citizens
new ideas about how we see the world and students. However, if Chapman
and how we can change the future, but students show up 30 minutes before a
it does it in a fun, light-hearted way,” show, their tickets cost $5.
said Nina LeNoir, director of the play “If you don’t have a good time, you’re
and chair of the theatre department. a weirdo,” Sepulveda said.
LeNoir chose the play last spring. And that’s coming from Picasso.
Waltmar Theatre will be transformed
Rachel Oh STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER into a Parisian café based off the style
of The Gypsy Den in Santa Ana, Calif.,
From left: Senior Andre Stojka, sophomore Matt Gallenstein, senior Adam Sepulveda and junior giving the set an artsy, bohemian atmo-
Conor Brown raise a glass during a rehearsal for the play, which is set in a Parisian café. sphere. Empty frames, complemented
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Twitter is trending
Twitter only allows users to post up to 140 characters at a
time, but it is more than enough for businesses, students and
teachers to share information and ideas. #pantherpride
Mackenna Waterhouse | Staff Writer Top Tweeters
The only social media site that can boost independent artists and business charliesheen
owners while allowing a glimpse into the mundane, everyday life of celebrities is
With 175 million registered users averaging 95 million tweets per day, accord-
ing to its website, Twitter has grown into a large, widely used social media outlet
since its creation in 2006.
Last week, actor Charlie Sheen set the Guinness World Record for the “Fastest #WINNING! #teamsheen
Time to Reach 1 Million Followers” on Twitter. In 25 hours and 17 minutes after
starting his account “charliesheen,” he had 1.3 million followers, according to a
But Sheen and his fellow celebrities aren’t the only ones tapping into the social
Chapman students are using Twitter, a site where users are able to post up to ChapmanU
140 characters at a time, to stay connected to everything from friends, national
news and even their favorite celebrities. But other students, such as public rela-
tions and advertising majors, see Twitter as a key to the business world.
“It gives everyone a voice that wouldn’t normally have one,” said Ashli Smith, a
senior public relations and advertising major.
Smith created her Twitter account a year ago, first for her fledgling clothing Get your Panther paws at
business. Now, it serves as her personal account, which she uses to chase down
the Kogi truck – a Korean and Mexican fusion food truck that only tweets its the #ChapmanU/Toyota of
location – or to keep up on the latest news. Orange 5K run/walk ; )
For business, she said, being on Twitter made her clothing line available to a
larger audience, allowing her designs to potentially be seen nationally.
“It might be with a million other posts, but it’s up there,” Smith said.
Cory O’Connor, assistant professor of public relations and advertising, said
he began to see Twitter’s effect on business after a Domino’s Pizza scandal in
2009, when two employees posted a video of themselves tampering with food at coryOConnor
work. When the video went viral on Twitter, the company’s CEO posted a video
response to its customers and the company responded to each tweet about the
incident, O’Connor said.
“In the old days, he’d have to go through the New York Times or whatever pa-
per, but he’d still be edited,” he said. “You have to be able to put out fires immedi-
ately [in business].” I have the contact info for
In O’Connor’s classes, students are required to have a Twitter account.
“We’re teaching our students how to balance the bipolarity of the business and the #EntMar Documenta-
social uses,” he said. “You need to understand the value of the business tools.” ries and will be distributing
But it’s not only useful for business, O’Connor said. Tweets on any topic and it this evening.
from many celebrities or news organizations can be found on the site.
“Educate yourself … about the topic that interests you right at the moment,” he
But while others may see the benefits of Twitter for business, they don’t consider
it a necessity as a social medium.
“I use it for news sources and brand knowledge, but I don’t feel like it’s a good ChaptownDrunk
representation of my social life,” said Lexi Vanni, a junior public relations and
Kayla Wagner, a freshman peace studies and sociology double major, said she
doesn’t have a need for it.
“I don’t feel like I have anything that needs to be on the internet,” she said.
As for students who use Twitter to follow celebrities or their friends, Wagner
said she doesn’t see a need. Hate waking up knowing I
“I don’t find it that interesting, but to each his own,” she said. didn’t even make it to the
Mary Platt, director of communications and media relations, sees Twitter as a D. Rookie move. #epicfail
potentially easier way for students and faculty to communicate.
“If you’re going to be on Twitter, it’s sometimes a lot easier than e-mailing ev- #chaptowndrunk
eryone,” she said.
Platt, who is responsible for Chapman’s Twitter account, “ChapmanU,” said she
sees social media knowledge as an important aspect of any career.
“Having a grasp of mediums means you have an awareness of where communi-
cation is going,” she said.
But for student-run Twitter accounts such as “Chaptowndrunk,” whose profile MaryAPlatt
reads, “Time isn’t wasted when you’re getting wasted,” the site serves a different
purpose. When it comes to how public statements made by students on Twitter
can affect the university, Platt said Chapman holds freedom of speech in high
“I always say a university is a place of universal ideas,” she said. “There’s always
going to be people talking about academics and there’s always going to be people Einstein’s Universe was fan-
talking about partying and drinking.” tastic last nite @ChapmanU
Regardless of what students use Twitter for, faculty members such as O’Connor - great music + physics - 2
and Platt hope they realize the full potential of social media.
“It’s not just about your daily goings on, it’s a P.R. tool to promote what you’re more events to go! Don’t
doing and your career,” Platt said. miss it: http://ow.ly/45IUN
*Photos and tweets from Twitter.com.
8 opinions the panther
One sequel to
rule them all Representatives
is nailing its own
Of all the films
to be released this
year, 27 of them will
be sequels – nearly The Panther Editorial Board
twice as many as
2005, and almost
triple the amount The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief held a fundraiser in Yorba Linda, Calif., Feb.
in 2001. Audiences 13 in hopes of raising $350,000 for homeless and women’s shelters in the area. Hundreds of protest-
can also expect to ers, including a local city councilwoman and two House representatives, rallied against two “terrorist
Alex Chamberlain see a large number sympathizers” invited to speak at the event.
Opinions Editor of spinoffs and The protesters, mostly affiliated with local Tea Party organizations, used the attendance of two “po-
television show tential un-indicted co-conspirators” in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (among a list of 180
adaptations. people named in a letter by a U.S. Attorney) as an excuse to spew hateful Islamophobic rhetoric.
It doesn’t take a cinephile to understand Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly deemed the charity fundraiser “pure, unadulterated evil”
Hollywood’s prevalent trend of and claimed she knew “quite a few marines who would be happy to send these terrorists to an early
discouraging innovation. However, it also meeting in paradise.” Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) said multiculturalism “has paralyzed too many of
doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that our fellow citizens to make the critical judgments we need to make to be a prosperous society.”
the most successful movies in recent years Politicians meant to represent the thoughts and ideas of their constituents reflected an Orange
stemmed from series. County that is ignorant, intolerant and digressive. Meanwhile, protesters told Muslim fundraiser at-
It makes sense. Most of the highest tendees their Prophet Muhammad was a “child molester” and a “false prophet,” to “go home and eat
grossing films of the last decade have been sand,” and to “beat their wives” and “rape their children.”
franchised. Production companies are It took more than two weeks for a public demonstration of such intense hatred to garner any kind
looking to make a bang for their buck. It is of publicity – a video posted on March 3 portrayed the aforementioned events – as if smothering the
a business, after all. news of this event would prevent Orange County’s inevitable deviation from conservatism. Charlie
But when it reaches the point where I Sheen’s mental breakdown plastered over Twitter garnered far more publicity than the political up-
have to endure more than 30 features in rising in Egypt or the social unrest in Libya. Despite his lunacy, and with sad irony, Sheen acknowl-
3D as well as movies based off of board edged that American media need to reprioritize if he is among the most important news stories in
games such as Battleship, Clue and the nation.
Monopoly, there’s a problem. We, as a progressive society, do a pitiful job of being one. There’s no reason to tolerate this kind
Production and distribution companies of hatred and ignorance, nor should controversy of this magnitude take more than two weeks to
are becoming more hesitant to bank on become prominent.
the achievement of original films. Only Take action. Write letters to your representatives to express your concern. Remind Royce and Rep.
the most prominent writers, directors Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) that they are role models and not living up to their titles. Contribute
and producers will have opportunities to the Love Rally sponsored by Chapman’s women’s studies minor program and the Social Justice
to take hacks at the inventive – which is Community. Help eradicate blind hatred and those who advocate it.
fine, especially when they succeed. But
it’s discouraging as a moviegoer to see
Hollywood shunning creativity.
Maybe it’s all a joke to them now. I mean,
nominating “The Tourist” for a Golden
Globe for best musical or comedy WAS
funny, and catching Angelina Jolie’s quasi-
stoic reactions to every unwarranted joke
about the movie on awards night was
But a small part of me fears aspiring
screenwriters and directors will give up category as Martin Luther King Jr.’s worst possible registration date and
on the industry completely, dooming it to birthday and Memorial Day, two time and didn’t score such a schedule,
endless sequels of “Transformers” and “Ice holidays that Chapman has graciously so I haven’t had a single long weekend.
Age.” Then another part of me reminds offered to let us spend how we please. Saturday and Sunday are not even close
me that I’m surrounded by some of the But at Chapman, Veterans’ Day and to enough time to take a road trip up to
Presidents’ Day are simply Nov. 11 and San Francisco.
brightest and most dedicated young talent Sabrina Valdez the third Monday of February. These See, “furlough” is a word we don’t use
to face the industry. Although they’ll be Staff Photographer are days when our professors might here. Considering what some students
swimming against the current, maybe they spend six seconds reminding us of its have to pay to attend this school, you
can one day change the tides altogether. historic significance before jumping and the person signing your tuition
When it comes down to it, the film It’s one week into the semester into the lesson plan, as if it makes no check had best believe you’re paying
and you’ve spent hours scheduling, difference to us that our community for every possible day you can get out
industry experienced a giant fluke in rescheduling and (if you’re an unlucky college friends are lounging at home, of the academic calendar. Burnt out as
2010 with so many great films coinciding sophomore like me) watching all your frolicking at Disneyland or, most likely, we may be by mid-March, that’s what
within the same year in this day and age. waitlisted classes fill. And all you want still sleeping. we get for going to a private school:
“The Social Network” and “The King’s to do is drop your textbooks, take Last month, my parents said to me, more time for learning, less time for
Speech” pitted against “The Fighter” and whatever money you didn’t spend on “We’re taking your siblings to Knott’s impulsive trips to Frisco. But still, could
them and drive to San Francisco. I Berry Farm on Monday. What are you we not have just one more day? One
“Inception” was an exciting moment for know the feeling. doing for Presidents’ Day?” to which I Monday off could prevent a mental
cinema, regardless of the results. It’s March – a month since the responded, “going to class!” exhaustion crash.
It helped me forget that “Avatar” semester started – and we’ve still I’m hoping this is just part of my I’m sure spring break will come soon
contended for last year’s Best Picture award got more than a month to go until “sophomore slump” experience and enough. In the meantime, all I can do is
while 2008’s “Doubt” never received that spring break. No holidays or breaks in that I’ll never again have a full five- psych up for the next month and keep
between. days-a-week schedule. I know several my schedule busy to distract me until
honor. I thought Presidents’ Day and students that don’t have class on Fridays April 15 – on which my day planner’s
Now, we enter a year where “The Veterans’ Day were federal holidays. (getting long weekends every week, the task list will read, “Be sure to wear some
Hangover Part II” is the most anticipated If I’m not wrong, they fall in the same lucky dogs). As a sophomore, I had the flowers in your hair.”
movie. Spare me. Instead, I’ll eagerly await
the on-screen adaptations of my favorite
comic book characters, Captain Koala and
PANTheR Editor in Chief Opinions Editor
Arm-Fall-Off Boy, and my favorite board Jillian Freitas Alex Chamberlain Assistant Photo Editor
games, Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit. Annamarie Orsi
Not. I’d rather hibernate. Wake me when Managing Editor Copy Editor
“Lincoln” is out. Kristen Salazar Elise Portale Business Manager
Features Editor News Editor Web Editor
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Guest Columns Prowling Panther
Compiled by Michael Mantell
Oxford a humbling experience Do you use Twitter
and, if so, who do you
sent my ACT scores to both Harvard and We chat, catch up on Oxford gossip, talk follow?
Oxford as a joke. Fast forward four years about our plans that night and then delve into
and while writing this, I’m sitting in a castle the essay. Yeah, every week I have to write
surrounded by people much smarter than me. at least one essay. I’m averaging about 3,000
What path did I take to get here? Who did words a week for these essays, along with the
I bribe? Well, to be honest, I don’t know how 30 books I currently have sitting on my desk.
Ryan Murray I got here. I have a decent GPA, but I sure And that’s it. I don’t have any homework
Junior, English as hell ain’t a valedictorian. I’m an English other than an essay and being prepared to
major with a minor in history and media. talk about it. It is bizarre, but I wouldn’t trade
I can’t see why the lovely folks over at the the experience for the world.
My heart will be aching to leave this place Center for Global Education thought I’d be a I’ve met amazing, beautiful people here
in a month. But my wallet would be aching good candidate for Oxford, but I thank them – some American, some British – and I’m
even more if I stayed. profusely. always blown away by the diverse paths that
For the past two months, I’ve been living in This program has done more for me than brought us all here to the same intellectual
Oxford, England, attending one of the most just let me go to a country where I can legally hub.
prestigious universities in the world. Now, drink (but, of course, I won’t turn down the If my writing is rambling or doesn’t make
when I say that, I’m not trying to brag or perks). It has allowed me to experience an any sense, I apologize. My brain is locked
show off. I say it because I’m lucky enough to entirely new kind of educational system. into writing about Shakespeare and Clement
have this opportunity through Chapman. Rather than attending classes all week, I meet Attlee, and everything else seems difficult. Peter Gilroy
In high school, I used to joke that I was with one professor, alone, for an hour every But, if you’ll excuse me, it is time to go have
going to go to some awesome school. I even week. cocktails with future prime ministers. Junior, film production
“Yes. I follow Conan
O’Brien and Voldemort.
He’s very sarcastic and
has a dark sense of hu-
mor ... very dark.”
Jeanie Randazzo someone, something would stop me in my demanding freedom and a future of their
tracks and explain because I thought it would choice.
Senior Department Assistant make a difference knowing why. The next We all have our own thoughts and feelings,
Wilkinson College 20 years filled me with misunderstanding, or at least we should, toward these events that
compassion and intrigue toward this act will rewrite history books. We, as the human
and the Middle East. No matter who or how race, must remain engaged and informed,
Nov. 22, 1989: President of Lebanon, René they tried to explain his death, the niggling extend a hand, and comfort and help usher
Moawad, in office for 17 days, is assassinated in the pit of my stomach never went away. It in the new Middle East. I don’t believe I
in west Beirut, with my uncle, Joseph Basha, lingered and still does today. will see the new Middle East in my lifetime,
alongside him. Jan. 25, 2011: Egypt. Wow! A region of but I am hopeful and optimistic that the
Moawad once said, “There can be no the world filled with faith, culture and generations to come will read about the death
country or dignity without unity of the perseverance. A piece of the complex puzzle and destruction of life and promise to deviate
people, and there can be no unity without known as the human race, this 80 million- from all it left behind. Their promise to carve
agreement, and there can be no agreement strong pocket nuzzled its way in and firmly a path of hope and peace for their fellow
without conciliation, and there can be planted itself on its feet and did it with man, their ability to shower their nations
no conciliation without forgiveness and courage and dignity. This revolution made a with knowledge and strength and bury the
compromise.” mark on history and will be forever etched in bullying and terrorism that has kept them Camille Stephens
That day reshaped my entire thinking and our minds. With Tunisia passing the torch, gridlocked, will open up doors of opportunity
opinion of the Middle East. Although I was nations who lay dormant for generations and unity. Sophomore, political science
an adult at the time, I could not comprehend have begun walking together, arms and The planet is off kilter. We need to do our
such a heinous act. I kept asking why, hoping souls interlocked, exploding with energy, part to balance it. “Yes. I mostly follow
Alienated commuters need a home
It’s really difficult for me to see Chapman convenient for residents, commuters, faculty
paying for all these accommodations for and staff. Now it is only convenient for
the residents but not trying to do anything residents when they eat breakfast and dinner.
for the commuter students. During long It’s not convenient for anyone during lunch
breaks, residents can go back to their dorms hours. Everyone has to walk back across
or apartments and hang out, but for the the street to go to lunch. The only place on
Michael Mantell commuter students, we just have to sit and do campus to grab a quick bite before your next
Staff Photographer nothing. It’s especially hard seeing Argyros class is Subversions – I don’t count those little
Forum under construction and knowing that food carts, which are not exactly alternatives
none of it is going to be for commuters only. to Pantera’s, Sky Ranch Grill and Salsa Rico. Simon Wenet
When I came to Chapman, I had heard how If people talk to commuter students, like I What’s important to commuter students? Freshman, political science
great a commuter school it was. However, you have, they would know that we just want to A comfortable place where we can hang out,
can’t always take someone’s word for it – you be treated the same as the residents and that relax and meet new people, some convenient “Yes. I follow mostly
have to live it firsthand. we want a place for us to call our own. For places to eat on campus, and to be treated the news and sports net-
I am a junior film school student, and I commuters, it’s very hard to mingle and meet same as residents. works and also my
live 15 minutes away from campus with my new people; we just come to school, do our If you just go to other universities’ websites,
parents. One thing that’s really hard on me is work, sit for a couple of hours doing nothing you’ll see that our campus is far behind in friends.”
long breaks between classes. The only place to and go home. accommodating the commuter students. It’s
hang out is the library or the boring Panther The food options on campus pose another time we catch up.
Pad that some people want to rip down and difficulty for commuter students. The
turn into a multicultural center or gym. cafeteria used to be located on campus and
Letter to the editor
Re: “Blame the baby boomers”
Michael Fountain This is because Social Security and income as the poor into FICA.
Class of 2000 Medicare are already paid for. The Federal And the irony of it all is that the people who
Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax is clamor loudest against Social Security are Christian Brown
Opinions Editor Alex Chamberlain an automatic deduction from our paychecks. often the same people not paying the same
trumpets the standard GOP sound-bites That means that the United States’ budget percentage of their income as the rest of us. Freshman, business
about Social Security and Medicare even does not spend any money on Social Security. “Blam[ing] the baby boomers” is nothing
though it is obvious he did not do any Any trouble that Social Security and but an obfuscation of the actual issue, “No. I think that unless
research about it. Even a cursory examination Medicare may run into would easily be fixed and the result is that lower-wage earners you’re following res-
of Social Security shows that it does not, nor by raising the FICA cap from where it stands squabble over “entitlement” programs and the taurants or sports, it’s
has it ever, contributed to the budget deficit. today at $106,800. What it really means is completely erroneous idea that the economy pointless.”
Further research would show him that Social that any problems with Social Security and would somehow improve (rather than
Security will continue to be solvent for the Medicare would arise from the fact that the degrade) if these programs were shut down –
next 30 years. wealthy do not pay the same percentage of or worse, privatized.
10 sports the panther
Track and field starts season breaking records
Kyla Javier | Staff Writer Caltech and Pomona-Pitzer, Collins
earned first place in both the 300-meter
The women’s track and field team is hurdles and the 200-meter dash.
opening its season with big strides. In the 4-by-100-meter relay at Caltech,
Chapman’s 4-by-400-meter sprint relay Portwood, Fruci and freshmen Ema So-
team completed its race at Claremont’s larova and Paola Pratt placed third with a
Rossi Relays two weeks ago in 4 minutes, time of 55.38 seconds and received third
40.41 seconds. The time broke a 26-year- again in the Pomona-Pitzer meet with an
old school record of 4 minutes, 46.05 improvement of 54.78 seconds.
seconds. Seniors Wendy Belanger and Fruci, who has never run track before,
Anne Portwood, freshman Rose Fruci and is adjusting to the life of a collegiate
sophomore Peyton Collins made up the student-athlete.
relay team. “We are put up against really good run-
With three seniors, one sophomore and ners and teams. We try not to compare
four freshmen, the Panthers are looking to ourselves to them but [rather] compare
break records and improve personal times ourselves to how we’ve done in previous
this season. Head Coach Anna Wlodarc- meets,” she said.
zyk notes the teams’ enthusiasm and will- Because Chapman does not compete
ingness to work hard as two components in a conference, the Panthers will have a
that will help her runners succeed. break during March.
“We have a really good group that is The team is planning on using the
hard-working and enthusiastic about the down time to get stronger and work
season,” Wlodarczyk said. “We have really harder to win races in the second half of
strong talent. They only need to work on the season. Wlodarczyk often gives the
the little things, like running technique women one-on-one time to help improve
and getting in shape.” their form. She said she pushes them
Belanger and Collins will be leaders hard and leaves them out of breath after
this season because both hold Chapman every practice.
records for the 400-meter run and the “I have seen them race, and now, I
400-meter hurdle. know what they need to improve on. We
“I’m definitely working on beating my can do a lot with this break,” Wlodarczyk
record,” Belanger said. “We practice every said. Champan Athletics
day, and it’s a goal of ours to beat records The track team’s next meet is the
this year.” Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in Claremont Sophomore Peyton Collins will help lead this season’s women’s track and field team. Collins
In the team’s first and second meets at Saturday, April 9, starting at 9 a.m. holds a school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, 8.07 seconds.
Slipping and sliding around the bases
Casey Gomez | Senior Writer “I didn’t realize I had a choice to stay with rubber in
college, so I went with metal cleats since the rest of team
After waiting a year, the women on Chapman’s softball is really fond of them,” she said. “I’ve only worn them for
team (3-9) received their new metal cleats last Tuesday – a half hour worth of practice, but I think I’m going to like
eight games into the 2011 season. metal cleats better once I get used to them.”
Most softball players are making the tricky transi- Head Athletic Trainer Pam Gibbons said that, despite
tion from rubber to metal cleats to gain an advantage in the occasional bruise on the ball of the foot, aching arches
traction and speed. However, many find the adjustment and ankle lacerations from getting cleated, there is no
process uncomfortable and even dangerous as the season major difference between rubber and metal cleats.
progresses and the metal spikes are filed down to noth- Gibbons said the real danger comes from over-wearing
ing. a pair of cleats.
While the NCAA allows players to choose rubber or “Some girls wear their cleats until they’re beyond flat,
metal cleats, junior outfielder Jessica Mitchell said the and that’s when you start to slip and slide because there’s
team made the decision to order metal cleats because of no traction,” Gibbons said. “You need something to grip
the lightweight feel and speed they offer. Nevertheless, the dirt or you’re going to get muscle strains.”
the weeklong adjustment period to a new pair of cleats is MIchael Mantell STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Rinauro said some women will risk playing in worn-out
often a painful process, she said. cleats because they’re expensive to replace. A good pair of
“Our feet are going to be sore for the next few days,” The softball team just received new metal cleats (back), a cleats can cost more than $100.
Mitchell said. “It’s frustrating because, if we’d had [the huge improvement from the worn, rubber cleats (front). “It’s normal for girls to wear cleats down to nothing
cleats] over interterm, it wouldn’t have been an issue. But until they can afford a new pair or the next season comes
now, we’re subconsciously thinking about catching the spikes] are so sharp and it’s an extra inch or two when you and their coach orders a new pair for everyone,” she said.
edge in the dirt or grass and falling.” run,” she said. “You’ll catch the spike on your ankles and It takes about one to two weeks to wear the metal spike
Mitchell started wearing metal cleats when she first in the dirt, and when you get cleated, it hurts.” to the perfect height, Mitchell said. By the end of the
came to Chapman but said her freshman season was the Freshman second baseman Raquel Rinauro has never season, spikes are usually worn completely flat.
only time in the past three years that the team received worn metal cleats. Rinauro, who has been wearing rub- “It’s obviously not the reason we haven’t been doing
cleats with enough time to break in the new shoes. ber cleats since high school, said she’s struggled with the well, but every little bit counts,” Mitchell said. “You have
“The first few weeks are kind of strange because [the transition to metal cleats. to have good equipment to get the whole package.”
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Men’s LAX falls to Michigan, again
Chapman’s men’s lacrosse team lost to the University of Michigan Wolverines for the fifth time Saturday. The
Panthers faced and lost to the Wolverines in the 2008 and 2009 championship games.
Ashley Jocz | Staff Writer said this was because of his coaching
tactics, and he wants to better prepare
Despite enthusiastic fans and sunny his team for more challenging teams
weather, the men’s lacrosse team (4-1) this season.
lost 11-8 to the University of Michi- “I think the team was overwhelmed by
gan Wolverines (4-0) Michigan’s athleticism
at home last Saturday. and strength,” Hartley
Michigan, the three- said. “Michigan domi-
time defending National nated from the first
Champions, snapped whistle to the last.”
the Panthers’ four-game Michigan was in the
winning streak with We’re going to lead from start to finish,
strong defense and mul- go back to the but Chapman came on
tiple shots on goal. strong during the last
Michigan and Chap- drawing board quarter, scoring five
man are familiar foes – and work on the goals.
the Wolverines defeated “We came out scared
the Panthers in 2008 things we didn’t in the first half of the
and 2009 in the Men’s do well in this game, but we picked up
Collegiate Lacrosse our defense in the sec-
Association (MCLA) game. ond half of the game,”
Division I Champion- said freshman midfield-
ship game. Michigan is er Matt Lyons.
ranked No. 1 in MCLA - head Coach The Panthers want
while Chapman rests at Dallas hartley to play Michigan again
No. 5. later in the season but
“We didn’t play as well plan on being more pre-
as we normally do, but pared for the rematch.
we really picked it up “Sure, today the
in the second half,” said outcome sucked, but
Will Morrison, senior because of the loss, it
midfielder and team makes us even [hun-
captain. “We didn’t clear grier] to win against
a lot of shots and didn’t Michigan. It gives us a
possess the ball, but we challenge,” Morrison
had great defense and said.
took advantage of all the Chapman plays away
shots we could make.” against the San Di-
The loss was Chap- ego State Aztecs (2-2)
man’s fifth in a row to Thursday at 7 p.m. Last
Michigan. year the Panthers beat
“I’ve been playing the Aztecs 15-9.
Michigan for a few “We’re going to go
years now, so we knew back to the drawing
what to expect from board and work on
our plays, but our plays the things we didn’t do
didn’t get executed as well on in this game,”
we had hoped,” Morrison said. Hartley said. “You can’t win a National
Sabrina Valdez STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER First year Head Coach Dallas Hartley Championship in March, and we get
Senior midfielder Will Morrison and Univeristy of Michigan’s senior defender Harry Freid meet attributed many of Chapman’s weak- better in every phase.”
downfield during the Panthers’ home game last Saturday afternoon. nesses to being under-prepared. Hartley
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Ashley Jocz | Staff Writer
Sophomore golfer Chris Mei has been playing golf
for 10 years and has never worn argyle socks.
Mei is one example of an athlete at Chapman who
has been stereotyped because of the sport he plays.
Last month, L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling
said that, in light of Black History Month, he would
admit 100 underprivileged children to a Clippers’
game. The media immediately put Sterling in the
hot seat for perpetuating stereotypes, questioning
his proposed tie between Black History Month and
At Chapman, students who participate in certain
sports are expected to have the same demeanor,
vernacular and social groups because of prevalent
athletic stereotypes. But these athletes think that
there is no truth behind the stereotypes and find Facebook
humor in the skewed perceptions.
“All stereotypes are based on some fact. Stereo- Sophomore Katie Hoff (left) and fellow Olympic swimmer Kim Vandenberg celebrated during the opening ceremonies of the
types don’t just magically come about,” said Ed 2008 Olypmics in Beijing.
Dana, adjunct professor of psychology. “When you
Olympian takes Chapman
stereotype someone, you don’t have to think. It’s
easy to simply dismiss someone as, for example,
‘just a football player.’”
Senior football wide receiver Chris Langstaff said
he has surprised people who considered football
players “jumb jocks.” In the classroom, Katie Hoff is a public relations and advertising major.
“It’s not something that the team really takes seri-
ously. Sure, there are some people who may fit the But outside the classroom, Hoff is an Olympic swimmer.
stereotype more than others, but, for the most part,
it’s just a myth,” he said. Ashley Jocz | Staff Writer Hoff was then invited to compete in the 2008 Olympics
It’s human nature to stereotype one another as a in Beijing and did well in the U.S. swim trials, setting the
means of quick categorization, Dana said. Sophomore Katie Hoff is one stroke closer to her dream American record in the 200-meter individual medley
“With softball, we get stereotyped as being really internship at Speedo because she’s already donned the and the world record for women’s 400-meter individual
butch,” said senior softball infielder Laura Alexan- company’s suits in Olympic waters. medley.
der. “People also make assumptions that there are The 21-year-old first swam in the Olympics at age 15 Hoff ’s times at the Beijing Olympics were slower than
a lot of homosexual relationships within [softball] and is now training for the FINA World Championships her times at the swim trials and many speculated that her
teams. But we make a huge joke out of it because in Shanghai this July. Hoff hopes to qualify for the 2012 slow times were due to the stress she faced living in the
none of us really fit the softball stereotype.” Olympic team. limelight.
Lacrosse players also think that people have cer- Growing up in the limelight, Hoff learned early on about “[Hoff] started swimming so young, so she had to learn
tain preconceived notions about their personalities. the stresses of being a professional athlete. Now, as a full- a lot of things at age 14 or 15 that no one else had to
“One time, I was walking past a woman who was time public relations and advertising major at Chapman, learn. She was forced to grow up really fast,” said Caro-
talking to her friend about how she didn’t like ‘lax Hoff is still pursuing her swimming career while manag- lyn Burckle, Hoff ’s friend and teammate at the Fullerton
bros’ because all we do is listen to Dave Matthews ing academics and a social life with the support of her Aquatics Sports Team.
Band and drink Natty Ice,” said freshman lacrosse family and a driven attitude. Hoff says that her family has been very supportive of her
goalie Warren Nielsen. “Looking back on my swim career, it was pretty alarm- decisions during her stressful career.
The slang term “lax bros” describes lacrosse play- ing. I had never expected it to all happen so quickly,” Hoff “[My family] was never a stage family,” Hoff said. “They
ers who love to party and say certain words such as said. “I probably didn’t have the perspective I needed to gave me a lot of freedom with my choices. My mom was
“bro” and “chill.” really appreciate it. Nonetheless, it was a really cool, eye- especially helpful. She made sure to keep me level-headed
“There’s nothing wrong with wearing pastel shorts, opening experience.” after all the press.”
Croakies and a sweet pair of shades,” Nielsen said. Hoff first qualified for the 2004 Olympics in Athens at Hoff embraces her studies at Chapman, pursuing a
“Although we’ll sometimes get called ‘lax bros,’ we age 15 and competed in the 200-meter medley but did career in public relations and advertising with a focus on
never take it to heart because we know it’s not true.” not win a medal. She swam in both the 2005 and 2007 fashion. Hoff wants to continue her business relationship
Everyone stereotypes, but it is important to recog- World Championships and set the record for the women’s with Speedo and hopefully get an internship in its adver-
nize that although you have a preconceived notion 200-meter individual medley. She also earned a pair of tising department.
about someone, it isn’t necessarily true, Dana said. gold medals in the 400-meter medley and the 4-by-200- “Speedo has connections with Calvin Klein and other
“I feel like people will draw a conclusion from one meter freestyle. fashion brands that I’d like to work with,” Hoff said.
football player, or any athlete for that matter, and “Competing in the 2004 Olympics was such a big experi- Hoff is not on Chapman’s swim team because the NCAA
apply that conclusion to the entire sport,” Langstaff ence for me and taught me a lot about competing on the stipulates that professional swimmers cannot participate
said. big stage,” Hoff said. “I would say it was one of the biggest in collegiate athletics.
Films such as “The Waterboy” and “Juwanna influences on my swimming career.” “Since coming to Chapman, Katie has really become
Mann” perpetuate many of the stereotypes pegged In fall 2005, Hoff signed with Octagon, the same agency comfortable in her own skin,” Burckle said. “At Chap-
on athletes. that represented Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, and man she’s not seen as ‘Katie the swimmer,’ she’s ‘Katie the
“In films, they portray cheerleaders as dumb, signed a 10-year contract with Speedo in January 2006. person.’”
peppy social climbers,” said senior cheerleader The mainstream media took notice of Hoff ’s talent later Outside of swimming, Hoff likes going to clubs in Los
Kristin McLaughlin. “In reality, we don’t cheer to be that year and Teen People magazine named her one of the Angeles, seeing movies and visiting friends.
popular, we cheer because we love to cheer.” “Twenty Teens Who Will Change The World.” Some of the “[Hoff] is really good at compartmentalizing everything,
With movies such as “Bring It On,” a cheerlead- swim community even considered her to be “the female so when it’s time for the weekend, she’s able do things any
ing film with multiple sequels, it’s hard to shake off Michael Phelps,” according to news services such as ESPN normal 21-year-old would do,” Burckle said.
some of the sticky stereotypes. and Reuters. Jon Urbanchek, Hoff ’s current coach, thinks that Hoff ’s
“Sometimes, I’m hurt by the way that cheerlead- “There was a lot of hype about my career leading up to career has only gotten better. He expects a lot from her in
ers are associated. But, for the most part, Chapman 2008,” Hoff said. “It was definitely an honor to be com- the next year.
students are glad that the cheerleading team is here, pared to Phelps, but I never really felt like I was on his “I know she’s going to do great,” Urbanchek said. “She’s
and I tune out all the stereotypes,” McLaughlin said. caliber.” one of the best swimmers on the planet.”
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