VOLUME 11, NO 140 www.csudhbulletin.com NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Students working to reopen women’s resource center
Some say CSUDH president reneged on commitment to how much abuse female students source centers believe that domes-
are subjected to on and off cam- tic violence and sexual assault vic-
turn over keys to center. pus,” said Christina Trujillo, In- tims should have access to services
By Gabriel Orozco terdisciplinary Studies major at that assist them in recovering from
Staff Writer women’s resource center on cam- And, according to the groups’ flyer, CSUDH. “A women’s resource their trauma and moving forward
pus at California State Dominguez females make up 70 percent of the center can let a student know some- in their lives. The centers are ded-
The Sociology Club is collabo- Hills. CSUDH’s student body, the highest one understands their problems and
rating with Students for Quality Currently, 18 out of 23 CSU percentage in the CSU system. that there are solutions.” See WRC: page 10
Education to protest the lack of a campuses have a women’s center. “I personally never really knew Advocates for women’s re-
After on campus
By Brittany Brown
The South Academic Com-
Veteran Marcos Soltero plex and the School of Education
focuses on his were burglarized last month.
According to Police Chief
education and helping Carlos Velez, not a lot of prop-
erty was missing. With the in-
other students adjust to the vestigation ongoing, he could
not discuss what was taken. It
challenges of college. appears that locks to the offices
were forced open with a crow-
bar. The cost of repairs has not
been released at this time.
Steve Vargas / CSUDH BULLETIN The burglaries occurred be-
By Steve Vargas tween Oct. 13 and 18, including
Staff Writer Marcos Soltero served three tours of duty in Iraq. the same weekend a big event
occurred at the Home Depot
arcos Soltero decided to join the U.S. invasion. After six months Soltero returned to Camp Pend- Center. No one has reported see-
Marines for a challenge. He wanted to test “As an 18-year-old kid I didn’t really know,” said leton in San Diego. By the end of July 2004, he was ing or hearing anything.
his courage. Soltero, 27. “I’ve never really been out of Torrance.” deployed back to Iraq. According to Velez, it’s hard
“I wanted to join the toughest branch,” said Solt- Soltero was part of the initial push into Iraq. “We got assigned to southern Iraq,” said Soltero, to determine who was respon-
ero, a political science major at Cal State University “We had a specific route that we were in charge “the second holiest site for Shiite Muslims in the sible for the building invasions.
Dominguez Hills. “Since I was in seventh grade I was of,” said Soltero. “It took us a little over a month to world.” “Events at the Home Depot
stone set on joining the Marines.” get there.” The unit Soltero was in was responsible for over- Center draw a lot of attention,”
Soltero is third-generation military personnel. His The unit Soltero was in set up base near Bagdad. seeing a ceasefire. said Velez. “The campus is open
grandfather was in the Marines and his father fought “We set up stability operations, acting like a “Unfortunately it didn’t go like that,” said Soltero. during a lot of them. People
in Vietnam. police force,” said Soltero. There were several thousand forces in the city that walk through the campus to get
Right after he graduated from high school, Solt- The first time he got shot at was in the same city were loyal to their anti-U.S. religious leader. to their cars and use the rest-
ero enlisted. He was sent into combat at the age of 18, where Army vet Jessica Lynch was captured by Iraqi “It turned out to be a huge fight,” said Soltero. rooms.”
and completed three tours of duty. forces. “The militias were determined to get us out. You’re A campus police official
“[I was] everywhere from the border of Kuwait to “We got [to the city] and everything exploded,” operating in an urban environment; there’re a lot said the doors to the main en-
Baghdad,” said Soltero. said Soltero. “It was at nighttime, so it looked like Star trance of the buildings are on a
His first experience being deployed was an Wars.” See SOLTERO: page 10 timer that locks them. The doors
See BURGLARIES: page 10
Waterline breaks on campus
Water was gushing last week out- on the east side of the second level
of the building.
side NSM building. Earlier that day in front of the
South Academic Complex build-
By Pebbles Melendez down from the second level of the ing there was work being done to
Staff Writer Natural Sciences and Math build- what appeared to be water pipes,
ing to the lower-level parking lot. but a physical plant employee en-
A main waterline unexpect- At about 4:45 p.m. Nov. 2, sured that there was no relation.
edly, and without any apparent the NSM building walkways and The work being done in the
Ryan Davies, Central Plant engineer sur- cause, split open last Wednesday lower parking lot foot traffic was
veys the damage near the NSM building. evening, sending water gushing detoured due to a waterline break See PIPE: page 3
page 2 NEWS NOVEMBER 9, 2011 NOVEMBER 9, 2011 NEWS page 3
From Compton To Harvard, Students Campus prepares for next Relay For Life Police Log
learn about Event gives people a chance to celebrate the
guest speaker inspires
Greek organizations such as Phi lota Al- 8:33 a.m. Oct. 31
pha and Phi Sigma Sigma already have Police responded to a vandalism
lives of others who battled or survived cancer.
started creating teams. So far, CSUDH call in the South Academic Complex 1.
Relay For Life has seven teams and 16
By Jeremy Matusow who have battled and survived cancer, participants. 1:20 p.m. Oct. 31
Kwame Zulu Shabazz discusses his research on Shabazz.
Shabazz walked tirelessly on stage and
travel Staff Writer those who lost their lives to the disease
and many who are still fighting.
“This is such an awe-inspiring
event,” said Veek. “Teams camp out
Police responded to an unauthor-
ized use of personal information call
radical thought, imperialism. spoke in very soft tones, but his messages There are millions of people across California State University Domin- and take turns walking around a track to in the Loker Student Union.
were clear and they had students, faculty International the globe affected by cancer in some guez Hills admissions evaluator Carolyn raise awareness for cancer and survivors
and staff raising their hands, hoping to con- way. Some will survive while others die Veek coordinated the campus’ first Re- of the disease.” 4 p.m. Oct. 29
By Gabriel Orozco ied cultural anthropology. tribute to the roundtable conversation. event returns to from the disease. lay For Life earlier this year. The event begins with an opening Police responded to trespassers
Staff Writer Currently he is an assistant professor of An example of the questions he asked campus. As a result, people end up sponsoring “As we all know, cancer isn’t pretty,” ceremony and then the relay starts with at the Home Depot Center.
African and African American Studies at students: “When did slavery end in the events or fundraisers to raise awareness said Veek. “Because it never sleeps, we the survivor lap, where cancer survivors
As Kwame Zulu Shabazz took on rac- Winston-Salem State University in North U.S.?” By Michelle Church for cancer, such as Relay For Life. have overnight events that are 24 hours.” circle the track together. Following is 11:15 p.m. Oct. 28
ism, stereotypes and other controversial Carolina. He also asked if white men could really Staff Writer Relay For Life is a walking and run- The first relay earlier this year had the caregiver lap, which recognizes peo- Police responded to a disturbing-
topics, he had students on the edge of their His thesis, “Not all Africans are Ne- not jump. He followed that question with ning fundraising event that gives people 13 teams and 153 participants. ple who have cared for cancer patients. the-peace call in student housing
seats during a recent lecture in the Loker groes—Afrocentricity and the Irony of Af- a statement alluding to the fact that white International Education Week be- in communities around the world the Next year organizers are hoping to phase two.
Student Union. ricanness in Ghana and Beyond,” has been men don’t have to jump; they pay black gins Nov. 14 across the United States to chance to celebrate the lives of others double that number. CSUDH clubs and See RELAY: page 10
Shabazz grew up in Inglewood and at- published by several publications includ- people to jump. This was in reference to promote cultural awareness and inter- 10:22 p.m. Oct. 28
tended public schools. He began his under- ing the Harvard Press. his opinion that most NBA owners are national exchange. Police responded to a grand theft
graduate degree at Compton College while
serving in the U.S. Marine reserves and
“My research interests include black
radical thought, imperialism, the anthro-
white and the players are black.
Shabazz moderated a colorful but in-
California State University Domin-
guez Hills will celebrate the annual
Multicultural Center makes it their job to call at the CAMS Academy.
then transferred to Harvard, where he stud- pology of freedom, to name a few,” said formative discussion. IEW event by showing films and high-
lighting traditional dress of foreign keep international students comfortable 1:51 a.m. Oct. 28
Police responded to a disturbing-
countries and students who have par- the-peace call in student housing
OAC students want to be a priority
ticipated in the campus exchange pro- phases one and two.
gram. Prizes will also be given. Brown Bag Lunch social gathering to be held for organizers hope it will continue.
Organizers of the College of Inter- foreign students studying at CSUDH. “If it is successful we would like to 12:31 p.m. Oct. 27
national Education’s three-day event implement this event next semester,” said Police responded to a fire incident
They may receive fee waivers, but students forced to pick from classes that are left- hope to inspire students to travel to
By Myisha Cayro
Mendez. in the Child Development Center.
over.” universities abroad to earn credits to- cifically on campus. Organizers say they are optimistic there
say they struggle to get classes they need. Baram has been striving for a solution. ward a degree. Staff Writer The event’s mission is to help students will be an international student adviser on 2:36 p.m. Oct. 20
The OAC and its members have had numer- Racheal Wangui, IEW coordinator, interact with other students and staff on campus soon. Police responded to a burglary in
By Jeremy Matusow age of 60. This program helps older students ous discussions about the waiver. said she is thrilled to capture the stu- Veterans on the Dominguez Hills campus. The adviser will help students stay on the South Academic Complex 1.
Staff Writer who cannot pay for their classes, but does “I myself, along with other members dents’ attention once more this year. campus have been meeting for years at “We want to know what works for top of things such as their Visa, and answer
not guarantee them registration priority. of the OAC, have tried reaching out to the “We are excited that this event will the Brown Bag Lunch. them in getting socially involved,” said any questions or concerns they may have. 3:50 p.m. Oct. 19
California State University Dominguez “I had to wait until the semester began administrators regarding this issue,” said bring awareness to students and the Now the Multicultural Center has ad- Laura Mendez, who works in the pro- The Multicultural Center was created Police responded to a call about
Hills psychology student and member of in order to register for classes,” said Baram. Baram. “Unfortunately, paying students campus community about different opted the concept and will be holding its gramming department in the Multicul- to support diverse cultural experiences of threatening phone calls on campus.
the Older Adult Center Joseph Baram is dis- “Unfortunately, most of the classes that I receive priority for classes over those who cultures and traditions,” said Wangui. first Brown Bag Lunch for international tural Center. individuals within the CSUDH commu-
appointed he can’t get the classes he needs. tried to enroll in were full and I had to add received the waiver.” “The campus has the opportunity to students on Nov. 22. Moving from one culture to the next nity. 10:31 p.m. Oct. 18
He is currently a junior and is working to- classes that were not part of my major.” Baram is hopeful that eventually some- share their history and heritage.” International students are encouraged can be difficult. The Multicultural Cen- The Brown Bag Lunch will be held Police responded to a burglary
ward his master’s degree. Baram feels that when it comes to pick- thing will be done about the fee waiver pro- The national event, which was first to bring their lunches to meet other inter- ter’s goal is to encourage students to noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Multicul- call in the gymnasium.
Baram, 63, said that if it was not for the ing classes, everyone deserves an equal op- gram that will allow every student to reg- held 12 years ago, gives students a de- national students and engage in dialogue express any concerns or challenges they tural Center in the Loker Student Union —Compiled by Brittany Brown
OAC and the fee waiver program, he would portunity. ister and receive his or her desired classes. tailed look at other cultures. Dominguez about their experiences in America, spe- may have. And if the program works out, room 110.
not be able to afford school and ultimately “We pay for our education with taxes He says that education is very important Hills held its first event three years ago.
reach his goal of getting a degree. The OAC that have already been paid into the system,” and that every student deserves the chance On Nov. 14 the Multicultural Cen-
has encouraged him to stay positive and not said Baram. “All we want is a fair chance at to graduate. ter along with the CEIE International
give up on his education. our pick of classes like everyone else.” “Students of all ages will one day have Education Center will show two docu- The stories of 20 African American women PIPE: from page 1
“Although I do not always receive the Adriana Alvarado, director of the OAC, the opportunity to receive the classes that mentaries, “Once Brothers” 11:30 who fought for equality for all Americans
classes I want, I am fortunate enough to be feels that this presents a problem for the are needed for their major without having a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and “Promises” 2:30
a member of a program that cares about stu- older student body. to wait until the first day of the semester,” to 3:30 p.m., in the center located in
dents’ education,” said Baram. “Our students are the ones that are suf- said Baram. “Regardless of whether or not the Loker Student Union.
The OAC serves as a support system for fering directly,” said Alvarado. “With the they have the money to pay for classes, ev-
older students on campus. Services include fee waiver, students do not have the luxury ery student has the right to learn and obtain See IE WEEK: page 10
a fee waiver program for students over the of planning a schedule because they are an education.”
ASI postpones crowning CSUDH students to
of Mr., Ms. Dominguez perform at music recital
Error in voting vote.”
Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity auditioning music
Votes have been rendered unusable.
procedure last month ASI will conduct another online voting and non-music majors for Nov. 15 event. Pebbles Melendez / CSUDH Bulletin
reason for delay. session next month. Crews work to clean up flooding that resulted after a pipe
“Students will get a chance to vote By Jessica Spraggins tion and the world. broke on campus last week.
By Stephanie Jimenez a couple days before the scheduled cer- Staff Writer The music recital is open to music and
Staff Writer emony,” said Murphy. non-music majors. Participants must go morning was to fix the sprinklers in the area. Scheffler sent out an email Thursday
There are nine candidates currently through an audition process. CSUDH stu- Campus police were the first to report morning to the campus community.
The Mr. & Ms. Dominguez Hills Cor- running for Mr. & Ms. Dominguez Hills. The Mu Phi Epsilon fraternity at Cali- dents can audition for the recital this week. the incident. Physical Plant director Jonathan “Work was conducted overnight to clean
onation Ceremony has been postponed Each candidate has met the application fornia State University Dominguez Hills is A committee will choose who will per-
SEPTEMBER 14-JANUARY 8, 2012 Scheffler said the reason for the waterline and de-humidify the interior first- floor class-
due to voting errors with a new voting qualifications. having a student recital this month. form at the student recital. Reyes will be break was due to old dinfrastructure of the rooms and to clean up the exterior of the NSM
system. Winners will receive a $250 prize Mu Phi Epsilon is an international one of the judges. MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE building. building walkways & lower NSM parking
“It was the first time we had used [the with their crown. They will also gain a music fraternity that consists of men and The CSUDH student recital is free but The driveway leading to the lower parking lot,” wrote Scheffler. “The building is safe and
system],” said Associated Students, Inc. personal benefit because people get to women. a $2 donation is suggested. Proceeds from 9786 WEST PICO BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90035 lot was a muddy stream of water that raced open for regularly scheduled classroom and
elections commissioner Brianna Mur- know who they are, said Murphy. “The organization originally had the concert will help fund scholarships for down to the sewer where the water spun office functions.”
phy. “When we uploaded 15,000 student Mr. & Ms. Dominguez Hills represent women, but the women wanted men to the CSUDH music majors. 310.553.8403 I www.museumoftolerance.com around like a tornado. While Physical Plant There was minor interior wall damage to
emails, we did not know it would jam the the university and are encouraged to ap- join,” said Wendy Reyes, president of the There will be different types of mu- employees tried to help the water flow to the the laboratories on the first floor of the NSM
system or take days for the students to re- pear at all events held by the university. CSUDH chaptert of Mu Phi Epsilon. sic, such as jazz and rap. Instruments and drain it didn’t help significantly. buildings.
ceive the link to vote.” Originally, the ceremony was to be Mu Phi Epsilon was founded by Win- vocalists will be included in some of the Smithsonian
Around 5:30 p.m. the water was shut off Repairs began Thursday and during the
Votes were not inaccurate but there held at the homecoming pep rally last throp S. Sterling and Elizabeth Marthias performances. Institution and the water flow stopped but the clean up time the entire area was closed to pedestrian
was an insufficient number tallied. month. Fuqoua in 1903 in Cincinnati, Ohio, at The Mu Phi Epsilon Student Recital just began. traffic that would normally traverse on the east
“It took us three days to send out Mr. & Ms. Dominguez Hills will be Metropolitan College’s music department. is 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in La Corte Hall in Developed by Cincinnati Museum Center and organized for The water was shut off for 18 hours and side of the NSM building on the second level.
13,224 notices out of the 15,000,” Mur- announced at the finale of Toro Tuesday The purpose of Mu Phi Epsilon is to en- room A-103. For more information, call travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. water supply to student housing was interruped Additionally, because of the affected wa-
phy said. “Not every student receives Dec. 6, when officials will also announce courage music in the community, the na- (310) 243-3543. for three hours. The SAC building was also terline shutdown, the EAC restrooms were
National tour made
notices and not every student was able to the Toro Tuesday scholarship winner. without water. closed Thursday and Friday.
page 4 NEWS NOVEMBER 9, 2011 NOVEMBER 9, 2011 FEATURES page 5
Male Success Alliance trying to help Rock Out
increase number of graduates
of the stories
Support group meets weekly to encourage its impacts how we see the campus. What we “The Male Success Alliance student or- music during
members to stay in school. do is calculated action.” ganization is here to give new life to incom- his weekly
The alliance has a “task force” of 13 ing freshman by building new infrastructure show on
By Sakara El The alliance is an initiative endorsed by male staff and students—including Vance, for male student success … so our goal is to Kyrk Constantine spins KDHR.
Staff Writer CSUDH President Mildred Garcia. Led by Associated Students, Inc. president Mardel increase the retention and graduation rate for
Associate Vice President of Student Success Baldwin. David Lopez, MSA president Da- males at CSUDH,” said Lopez. classic tunes and shares
In a time when three out of 10 Latino Services William Franklin, the group con- vid Lopez and Mack. The leaders of the alliance have found
men are receiving their degrees from Cali- sists of African-American and Latino male “We want to build [male students] as pro- that there are male students who want to suc- tidbits of information
fornia State University Dominguez Hills students dedicated to the collegiate achieve- fessionals and independent leaders and then ceed but may not know how to go about it. behind the music.
and one out of 10 African American males ment of other male students on campus. The have them pay it forward,” said Vance. The alliance believes one way to help
are doing the same, members of the Male alliance held its first meeting at the begin- Initially, members held a summit to push them stay committed is to hold weekly By Jocelyn Neal
Success Alliance are doing their part to de- ning of this semester. their initiative to have African-American and study sessions. To encourage members to
crease the dropout rate of African American Founded last fall, the alliance began as Latino members only. The initiative reached look and feel good about themselves they •
and Latino males on campus. primarily male staff and faculty. Originally, the chancellor of CSUDH and the men of the have also designated Mondays and Thurs-
Student Davieon Mack is especially de- the group’s mission was to get male students alliance were hit with a cease-and-desist or- days as business dress days. Kyrk Constantine loves classic rock
termined to change these statistics. involved in student life. Now the alliance is der. The alliance is planning a tie drive on music. As a kid he would dream of rock-
Mack is the vice president of the Male focused on engaging students with other They also found themselves being criti- campus. Next month, the group will hand ing out with the greats like Scorpion and
Success Alliance. Two years ago he enrolled students and paying attention to the needs cized for not including female students. But out the ties to its members who will learn Van Halen.
as a freshman at CSUDH to pursue a degree of the males on campus. with backup support, a strong infrastructure how to properly tie them during workshops. Now an adult, Kyrk expresses his
in liberal studies. Now in his third year, “MSA is the bridge to connect the stu- and persistence, the alliance is now an of- The group has plans to form a smaller passion for music through his campus ra-
Mack, 20, is putting his energy into more dents to their goals,” said Tyree Vance, ficial student organization based on student committee of males to help with network- dio program, The Kyrk Constantine Show.
than just his own education. He is focus- Staff Advisor of the Male Success Alli- opinion and views dedicated to the black and ing, and they want to start going to high Kyrk, 22, is a communications major. ers to the unheard classics, songs he and an oldie R&B segment. informed on the different genres he plays.
ing on helping young men like himself earn ance. “ brown community. The group is also open to schools to recruit potential students and al- He recently transferred to Cal State says true music fans love. Recently Kyrk played 1993’s “Hip- Although the program mostly features
their degrees and defy statistics. We believe our presence on campus other races and nationalities. liance members. Dominguez Hills from Harbor College. The Kyrk Constantine Show has been Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature. He music, the show does have small talking
He decided to attend Dominguez Hills on the airwaves since June. He de- tries to play music that doesn’t receive a segments. One of them is “Love Time,”
after he heard the campus had a radio scribed his first episode. lot of play on the radio but is still consid- when Kyrk presents a relationship ques-
station. As soon as Kyrk was accepted to “I was so nervous, I stuttered through- ered classic. Some of the songs he plays tion from a listener. He and his guest then
Festival of Lights brings the university, he pursued his own radio out the entire show,” says Kyrk. include “White Room” by Cream and “My try and come up with a solution.
program on KDHR. Listening to his show, it is obvious he Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama” by Frank Each show has a theme. There’s been
“I didn’t feel that there were enough has become more comfortable during Zappa. “Nothing But Cover Songs,” “100 percent
in Hindu New Year Hit the books with other encouraged to bring their resumes and
good radio programs out and I knew I
could do better,” Kyrk says.
He believes that most radio stations
The Kyrk Constantine Show features
music from the 1960s to the ‘90s. Kyrk
“The music I play is the music I think
people should be exposed to,” says Kyrk.
Each week Kyrk invites one or two
Listener Selection,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall
of Fame Inductees” and a “Childhood
students at study night essay. For more information, call Sally don’t offer enough variety when it comes refers to this period as the classics. The of his friends to weigh in on the music- The Kyrk Constantine Show can be
Dominguez Hills welcomes the official holiday Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will Cardenas, internship developer at the to music. He felt that once he got a radio genre is classic rock, metal and grunge. themed discussions. They consider heard 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday
host a study night at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Career Center, at (310) 243-3272. program he would use it to expose listen- However, he also has a classic hip-hop themselves music enthusiasts who are on www.KDHR.net.
in Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. the Loker Student Union meeting room
113. For more information, contact the ‘Captain America’ on
By Brittany Brown the drums. Their attire was a beautiful em- Office of Student Life at (310) 243- big screen Nov. 30
broidered pink and cream dress with no 2081. Toro Productions will be viewing the
shoes, which is a part of Indian tradition. movie “Captain America” 5 to 7 p.m. Bobby
Students of California State University Free HIV testing on Nov. 30 in Ballroom C in the Loker Stu- Kowan
The Multicultural Center honored the tra- Dominguez Hills participated in the fashion CSUDH campus dent Union. For more information, con- recently
ditional Hindu new year celebration recently show, wearing clothing by designer Nadia. Get free HIV testing from 10 a.m. tact Lindsay San Miguel at lsanmiguel@ returned to
with live performances. The show was on a stage set up for the eve- to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 21. There will be a csudh.edu. Dominguez
The evening of events was part of Diwali ning. There were both male and female mod- truck behind the health center. For more Hills to talk
(also called Deepavali), meaning “the Festi- els, exhibiting the vibrant colors and styles of information, call (310) 243-3629 or Get help finding a job in to students
val of Lights.” It was held on campus in the the Indian fashion. (310) 243-3818. struggling economy in PRSSA
Palm Courtyard. There were performances A stage was lined with small clay lamps The Career Center is hosting a Job about his
by two dance groups, a fashion show and an filled with oil to signify the triumph of good Burn calories at ASI’s Club support meeting for graduating success.
artist drawing henna tattoos. over evil. Prachi explained how Hindus Indoor Bootcamp seniors, grad students and new alumni Through hard work and dedication, alumnus
One of the groups danced to pray to their exchange gifts during this celebration like ASI is hosting an Indoor Boot camp 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 22 in the Ca- Bobby Kowan found a way to make his passion
Lord Ganesh. others do on Christmas. They pray to Lord 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and every Monday in reer Center room D360. For more infor- for baseball and marketing into a career.
“We dance to pray for the coming year,” Ganesh to take away all sorrows and the god- November, in the Loker Student Union. mation, contact Vicki Johnson at (310)
Prachi Dixit, director of Napur Dance Acad- dess of prosperity for a wealthy new year. For more information, contact Michel- 243-3625 or email@example.com.
emy in Torrance, told the small crowd in Traditionally the Festival of Lights is not lena Lakey at (310) 243-3686.
By Kevin Henderson
attendance before the prayer. “We pray for a single day of festivities. It is part of a five- Get professional etiquette Bobby attended Cal State University Bobby speaks
prosperity and wealth to go around to our day festival. Each of these five days is cele- Journalist/novelist to tips from the pros Dominguez Hills, he began coaching his on campus at
families.” brated for a specific purpose, and in a specific speak on campus Discover proper etiquette tools from Growing up in Southern California, former West High School baseball team. PRSSA meetings,
The dancers had bells around their an- way. It is usually celebrated in late October or The Department of Modern Lan- the professionals. Join the Career Center many young boys consider baseball At CSUDH, Bobby focused on getting talking about what
kles, and the sound matched the beating of early November on a new moon day. guages will host guest speaker Ron Arias at 5 p.m. Nov. 17 in Welch Hall room their first love. It’s a game that inspires his degree in communications with a it is like to work
4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Loker Stu- D360 to learn how to make introductions, young people and teaches the virtues of public relations emphasis and a minor in with large corpo-
dent Union Dominguez ballroom. For do proper handshakes and more. For patience and hard work. Naturally, many marketing. However, as a coach in his rate sponsors and
THEATRE NEWS more information, call (310) 243-3315. more information, call (310) 243-3625. little leaguers long to emulate their ma- spare time, baseball was still a part of how to use the
jor league heroes. his life. tools his education
One-act plays showing soon Students can get help
applying for HACU
slated Nov. 10
As children get older, they hone their
skills and play high school ball. Howev-
One month after his graduation in
December of 2008 Bobby got an intern-
He was once
The Career Center is holding an ap- The College of Arts and Humanities er, not every kid gets to fulfill the dream ship with the Los Angeles Angels. He petition for it was tough,” says Bobby. the student in the seat, listening to the
Theatre department pose of the Universe,” “Death Comes to Us plication preparation session to give Music Department will host a Guest Art- and go pro. Most ballplayers have to says that with a lot of hard work, drive It’s not all fun and games working speakers at the PRSSA meetings. To
All,” “Mary Agnes,” and “Dentity Crisis.” students an opportunity to apply for the ist Series featuring double bass soloist find something else they love and give and persistence he was able to make with a big league team, though. come back and prove that what some of
to debut ‘Durang, The plays deal with serious topics such as summer 2012 HACU (Hispanic Asso- Anthony Grosso and pianist Mary Au at up their dreams of making baseball their his internship a success and the Angels Bobby says the Angels have one of the instructors, particularly Chris Russo,
Durang, Durang.’ religion and psychotherapy, exaggerated in a ciation of College Universities) National 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in La Corte Hall in the lives. On the other hand, some kids hired him as their sponsorship services the smallest front offices in baseball, are preaching works, is a reward in
comical way. Internship Program. It is set for 1 to 2 Marvin Laser Recital Hall A103. A $2 are able to take those virtues the game coordinator. Bobby found a new way to which keeps him quite busy. But that itself, says Bobby.
By Jessica Spraggins Usually there are a few actors who have p.m. Nov. 15 in the Career Center in donation is suggested. For more infor- taught them, and find a way to make continue living his dream. doesn’t seem to bother him in the least. “He’s (Russo) shown me pretty
Staff Writer starring roles in a play, but not in this cast. Welch Hall room D-360. Students are mation, call (310) 243-3389. good use of them. “Working at a pro baseball stadium, “There’s so much on my plate, which much all I know,” says Bobby. “To come
“There are 36 students in the cast,” said Bobby Kowan was a little leaguer to call it my office, is pretty fun,” says I love,” says Bobby. “Everything I do back and put it in the heads of the
The Theatre Arts and Dance Department Juan Baez of the CSUDH theatre department. who went on to play high school ball. Bobby. “I can get out there for a fantasy kind of feels like I’m living the sports people he teaches every day… I’m do-
at California State University Dominguez “It is an ensemble piece. Nobody is really the Growing up in Torrance, the Angels camp for a sponsor and throw batting marketing dream.” ing it for him.”
Hills will be performing a play called “Du- star.” students of CSUDH on stage. counts for 10 people or more. were his team and baseball was his practice.” When he’s not working on market- Bobby says he’s enjoying the ride
rang, Durang, Durang.” Baez is the director of the play. This is “Only five people out of 36 have per- The plays will be performed at 8 p.m. life. When it came time for college, he Getting such a coveted position was ing campaigns with clients ranging from and appreciating every moment.
The show includes five one-act plays by his first production as director at CSUDH. formed on the CSUDH stage before,” said Nov. 18, Nov. 19, Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. The last wasn’t ready to let the game go. not an easy task, however, as jobs in Pepsi to Porsche or handling radio “I definitely would like to stay in
Christopher Durang, a playwright who writes Students at CSUDH and L.A. Harbor Col- Baez. “I am proud to say that this is a lot of play will be performed at 2 p.m. Dec. 4 in the “I knew I either wanted to play or the sports world are a hot commodity. sponsors, ballpark signage or player ap- sports,” says Bobby. “Right now I really
comical plays. lege will perform in the production. Baez also student’s CSUDH debut.” CSUDH University Theatre. coach,” says Bobby, 25. “Obviously sports is something a lot pearances, Bobby can be found giving can’t say what’s next; I love what I’m
The plays are dark comedies and are teaches at L.A. Harbor College, so some of General admission tickets are $12 and For more information, call (310) 243- So, right out of high school, while of people want to get into, and the com- back to his alma mater. doing.”
called “The Titanic,” “The Nature and Pur- his theatre students there will join the theatre student tickets are $10. There are group dis- 3588.
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Don’t waste your time on Timberlake’s newest release
‘In Time’ is a futuristic film, where money and
time are one and the same.
By Pebbles Melendez
Many movies are worth see- system after learning that time
ing, but not all are worth seeing in currency is structured around the
theaters. expectation that many people will
“In Time,” a science fiction die in order for a select wealthy few
thriller starring Justin Timberlake to gain immortality.
and Amanda Seyfried that was As the subplot emerges and
released Oct. 28, might not be the they begin to have feelings for each
best film choice if you want a bang other, the main characters resemble
for your buck. Bonnie and Clyde.
The film is written and directed At some point I was confused.
by Andrew Niccol, maker of sci- You forget how much time a person
fi movies “Gattaca” (1997) and has, who’s chasing who and the dif-
“S1mOne” (2002). ference between the rich and poor
“In Time” takes place in a time getting more time. There are a lot of
in which aging has essentially been plot holes and contradictions.
stopped. Once a human reaches It did have some great action
FACULTY AND STUDENTS ARE IN THE SAME
the age of 25, he or she must ac- scenes and it kept me awake, but
quire more time by lying, stealing, it didn’t have me at the edge of my
killing or hustling in order to live. seat with anxiety and emotion or a
BOAT, AND WE NEED TO STAND TOGETHER
Timberlake plays Will Salas, a need to see the protagonists win.
factory worker who is 25 and run- I suggest waiting for Redbox or
ning out of time. He later crosses Netflix to catch this film. There is a
paths with Sylvia Weis (Seyfried), level of enjoyment while watching
a rich girl, and the two embark on the movie but nothing really impres-
a journey to change the corrupt Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried star in ‘In Time.’ sive.
Here’s a review of what’s Higher fees for students and poor pay for the faculty are two sides
happened around the CSU of the same coin. Students can’t afford to learn and faculty can’t
under Chancellor Reed: afford to teach. CD REVIEW
We won’t stop fighting the 263% jump in student fees since 1998. American Idol Winner Better Than Ever
263% We won’t keep quiet about increased class sizes, slashed outreach
budgets, and cuts to student services.
to get her point across mean I’m over cause feel better about situations that I no
Kelly Clarkson leaves with the first song on you’re gone.” longer have control of.
Fewer, overworked faculty means larger class sizes, fewer courses, her album. I love this song Her new attitude stays strong
her past behind on Beginning with “Mr. because the mes- from beginning to end. The last
less attention to students, less time for advising and longer time to
Know It All,” Clarkson sage is one I live by track on her album talks about how
The Chancellor has imposed graduation. In addition, when faculty are forced to leave the CSU her new album. sings: “Ain’t it some- every day. I take all difficult it is to stay positive when
massive fee hikes since 1998. for better pay and working conditions, the reputation of the CSU thing y’all/When some- of life’s obstacles, someone has lost what she calls
Students have been paying and the value of your degree are on the line. By Stephanie Jimenez body tells you some- physically and emo- “light.”
more for less. Staff Writer thing bout you/Think tionally, and I use The mix of slow and fast-paced
Faculty and students both want the same thing, a high quality that they know you them to push myself tracks are keeping Clarkson at No.
After the debut of her single “Mr. more than you do.” to become stronger. 16 on Billboards Pop Songs chart.
education for students. Know It All” in August, pop idol “Mr. Know It All” is a song that Clarkson proves she is just like She does not feature any guests
Kelly Clarkson released her new
I can relate to and I am sure many the rest of the world in her third on her 13-track album, but includes
On November 17, faculty members from all CSU campuses will album “Stronger” last month. others can too. I often face people song “Dark Side” by implying additional deluxe edition bonus
Even with seven top 10 singles who think they know me better than that no one is perfect. She sings: tracks in which she features Kara
join the faculty at CSU Dominguez Hills and CSU East Bay to
increase stage concerted actions about issues in the facility contract with
on Billboard, Clarkson’s profes-
sional music career has been a
I know myself.
In her next song “What Doesn’t
“Everybody’s got a dark side…No-
body’s a picture perfect/But we’re
DioGuardi and Jason Aldean.
After not hearing any new music
CSU management. The issues in our contract are symptoms of struggle, she told The Hollywood Kill You (Stronger),” she sings about worth it.” from Kelly Clarkson in a while, her
much bigger problems with the priorities set by the CSU’s top Reporter in a recent interview. something else we can all relate to: I have had my share of mistakes, songs had become old and out-
Her fifth and most recent album,
There aren’t enough faculty to
decision-makers. “What doesn’t kill you makes you some I regret to this day and it’s dated. Her new album revives her
aptly named “Struggle,” shows a stronger/Stand a little taller/What worse when people bring up the music, giving it a “tough chick”
teach students as the number new, intense and confident attitude. doesn’t kill you makes a fighter/ past and blame you for it. “Dark vibe in comparison to Taylor Swift’s
of instructional faculty has WE NEED TO PUT QUALITY EDUCATION FIRST! Clarkson, now 29, doesn’t hesitate Footsteps even lighter/Doesn’t Side” is comforting and makes me sweet lyrics on vengeance.
increased just 7% since 1998.
At the same time, the CSU has
added more than 60,000 new
To learn more visit: www.calfac.org
students. To contact the CFA Chapter at CSUDH at:
firstname.lastname@example.org • (310) 243-2168 Letters to the Editor
Brittany Brown Samuel Mandelbaum
I’m reading the most recent edition of Stephanie Jimenez. Halloween Mania has
the paper after receiving several calls from been a long-standing program of Toro Pro- Myisha Cayro Jeremy Matusow
students confused about the date of our Po- ductions, which this article does not men-
etry Slam (“Perform your poetry in student tion. The way the article is written it makes Michelle Church Pebbles Melendez
union,” Oct. 26, 2011). The paper lists our it sound as if Halloween Mania is a program Lori Basheda
Increase event as being on November 15th from of the Alcohol Awareness Coordinating Brandon Douglas Jocelyn Neal
5-8pm in Ballroom B. The event will be on Team (which I am member of). This year Catherine Risling Karen Mossiah
November 16th from 5-7pm and we do not we decided to extend an invitation to AACT Production Coordinator Sakara El Gabriel Orozco
know the location until the morning of as and see if they would like to collaborate Advisor
The Chancellor has embraced per the LSU Reservations Department. The with us on this program as they wanted to News Editor Kevin Henderson Jessica Spraggins
an executive-first management November 16th event will also be hosting bring back the BacDrac concept to promote
style. CSU campus presidents our auditions for the CUSDH Poetry Slam healthy behavior for Halloween and since Stephanie Jimenez Steve Vargas
and other executives have Team, which Toro Productions sponsors in Toro Productions has hosted Halloween
The CSUDH Bulletin is a laboratory production of Communications 355, Department of Communications, College of
received exorbitant pay raises addition to the open mic night. Mania for years we thought this would be a Arts and Sciences. Letters to the editor should be sent to email@example.com. Include your full name and daytime
phone number. Editors reserve the right to edit content for space and other considerations. The views expressed
since 1998. I was further taken aback when I discov- great opportunity to collaborate. here do not necessarily reflect those of the CSU Board of Trustees, or the faculty or staff of California State University
ered the article “Group prepares students —Lindsay San Miguel Dominguez Hills. Address: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747-0005 Location: Field House B-009. Hours are
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for night of celebration” (Oct. 26, 2011) by Toro Productions Program Coordinator
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SOLTERO: from page 1
of blind spots. You get shot at from cer-
tain areas, and people are gone in the
blink of an eye.”
agenda to war in Iraq,” said Soltero.
Other students questioned the teach-
er: “Iraq? Is that even still going on?”
like someone arriving late to class or
students talking while the instructor is
giving a lecture.
atically bring these triggers down and
not allow it to grab a hold and become
Born To Kick It By Brandon Douglas
Soltero returned to Camp Pendleton Soltero said he felt as if it was a There are times when Soltero thinks He used to be an outreach coordina-
after nine months. He was deployed his “smack in the face.” He found it diffi- about his combat experiences while in tor at the veteran’s center, assisting other CSUDH welcomes a third-generation soccer player whose goal is another NCAA Championship.
third time to western Iraq. One of the cit- cult to adjust to student life and every- class. veterans. That’s when he realized he had
ies he went to was “a pipeline to funnel day concerns. “Sometimes you’re revisited by some some of the same issues. occer player Dimitri Aurelus is following in his fa- says Aurelus. “When I played in middle school I was a
weapons and fighters through (Iraq).” “There was not a common objective of your combat experiences,” he said. “My therapy came from being able to ther’s steps as he plays in anticipation of a third NCAA midfielder, but after I graduated the eighth grade my body
“The third one is the one that stands that everyone was trying to complete,” “It might be hard to concentrate because help folks who are in the same situation Championship at California State University Domin- build allowed me to play any position,” he said.
out the most in my mind,” said Soltero. said Soltero. you lost somebody or you’re thinking of that I was in,” said Soltero. guez Hills. Now at age 23, Aurelus intends to block opposing
“I lost a couple of guys that were in my His service in the military taught him a specific day.” Soltero feels every veteran should The third-generation Haitian soccer player left his coun- goals to defend the chances of winning CSUDH’s third
squad.” to be focused at all times. There is a name for what Soltero has: seek counseling. try at a young age with one thing in mind. NCAA Championship.
After completing his service he “Through my experiences, either post-traumatic stress disorder. “Getting things off your chest helps, “It goes back to when I was 3,” says Aurelus. “I’ve al- “One day you could be starting, and the next day you
struggled with the transition of going combat-related or being in the military, Soltero currently seeks counseling improves all aspects of an individual’s ways wanted to move to the Los Angeles area to play soccer could be on the bench, so I’m always prepared,” said
from a structured life in the military to a you’re taught to pay attention to your at a veteran’s center in Culver City to life,” said Soltero. and win.” Aurelus. “Our original defender was injured so I replaced
student life where no one tells you what surroundings,” said Soltero. “Being able help him cope with “triggers” that lead Soltero is currently a student assis- Aurelus’s parents were born and raised in Haiti. His him,” he said.
to do. to go from zero to 60 in seconds works to anxiety, an inability to trust others and tant for the Veteran Student Programs father joined the U.S. military and the family moved to With much hope and focus Aurelus trains in anticipa-
He first attended El Camino College for you in a combat situation, but not so depression. here on campus. Germany, where Aurelus was born. tion for this season’s remaining game and semifinals.
for a political science class, but didn’t much in the classroom setting.” “Counseling is so important because “It’s definitely a source of pride be- When Aurelus was a child his father played soccer for The CSUDH men’s soccer team is approaching their first
last long. Soltero struggles in class because he you recognize what these triggers are,” cause I’m able to help somebody who at the league in the United States Army. His grandfather played semifinal date, Nov. 11.
“The teacher had her own biased is easily distracted. It can be something said Soltero. “Then you can system- one time put on a uniform,” said Soltero. soccer as well. His aunt won a national championship and His hard work is receiving notice.
his mother also played while she was in high school. “Aurelus stepped it up and filled in for Garcia after he
When he was 3 his family moved from Germany to was injured,” said red shirt coach Saul Ruiz. “A defender
Haiti. Three years later Aurelus and his family moved to was needed and he’s doing a really good job, as we’re
IE WEEK: from page 2 BURGLARIES: from page 1 Florida. In January he moved to Los Angeles in search of a second place in the NCAA West.”
good soccer team and higher education. Aurelus hopes to win a new championship this fall.
The IEW events will make the foreign “There will be sampling of food from Latin are sometimes unlocked at night and on ask that all staff and students be aware of He eventually made his way to CSUDH and is now a Within the next two years, he also plans to graduate.
students here more comfortable in getting to America, free to all students.” weekends, but the police official said surroundings and take measures to pro- marketing major minoring in advertising. He says he has Photo courtesy of ATHLETICS “My goal is to play as high as I can go, playing the high-
know the campus and people around them, as Student volunteers attending the event he isn’t sure why. According to Velez, tect school property and personal belong- trained his whole life for the chance to win a championship. Dimitri Aurelus has one thing on his mind est level I can so that I know I gave it my all when I could,”
well as making the CSUDH students aware will wear traditional clothing from Japan, there are no cameras currently installed ings.” “I started as a forward when I first started playing,” these days: to win another championship. says Aurelus.
of the exchange programs, say Multicultural Korea, Sweden, Germany, Dominican Re- in these buildings. The police department Anyone with information on this oc-
Center representatives. public, El Salvador, Guatemala and the is working with school administrators to currence can contact detectives Mike
“I’m looking forward to this exciting United Kingdom. In addition, the CSUDH implement additional security measures, Kinoshita and Bennie Williams at (310) NBA LOCKOUT
event in the program of international stud- community can watch performances by the he said. 243-3639. Anyone requesting to remain
Everyone loses in NBA labor negotiations
ies,” said Keyiona Ritchey, a student pro- CSUDH Belly Dancing Class, Latin Ameri- “Campus security is all of our respon- anonymous can contact the CSUDH By Kevin Henderson
gram coordinator at the center. can Dance (SEED Group) and Ukulele (Pa- sibility,” said Velez. “Not just police, but police department hotline at (310) 243- Staff Writer
The festivities continue with the Mul- cific Islander Club). students, faculty and staff as well. We 3980.
ticultural Showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. Nov. 16 brings the IEW to a close with a The National Basketball Association has met with NBA team owners numerous whelmingly pessimistic with only small points on the issues, and sure, there’s a lot of
15. The celebration will be held on the East sampling of food from around the world pre- locked out its players July 1. The lockout times, and yet there has still been no new bits of hope, and the recent rhetoric be- money at stake, making the negotiations all
Walkway of the student union. The entire sented by the College of Business. The recep- means no games, no access to practice fa- agreement reached between the two parties. tween the two sides through the media has the more imperative. But the reality is this:
campus is invited to meet exchange students tion, which is free, will feature guest speaker cilities for players and no standard NBA Additionally, Commissioner David Stern been discouraging. During the NFL lockout, sides met with Co-
as well as CSUDH students who have stud-
Yi Lang, professor of the Chinese department
at Ocean University of China. Lang will talk
Earn your degree in education operations until a new collective bargaining
agreement is achieved. Since that time the
has already cancelled the first month of the
So, what exactly are they arguing about?
Well, it comes down to two fundamental
hen for 16 consecutive days in order to cut a
deal. The NBA meetings with Cohen during
“This will showcase cultural diversity of
our campus represented by some of our in-
about “Chinese Folklore: Costumes and Their
Changes in Modern Time.” The lecture will
in 12–18 months at APU. National Basketball Player’s Association The media coverage has been over- issues: the system under which the league
operates, and the splitting of basketball-
the week of Oct. 17 marked the first time
since the lockout began that the two sides
ternational students, CSUDH students’ clubs be held 1 to 2 p.m in the Loker Student Union related income (BRI). had met for three consecutive days.
and study abroad alumni,” said Wangui. Ballroom. A reception will follow. As for the system, the owners insist on a In the meantime, the canceling of more
hard salary cap and a system similar to that scheduled games is looming, and the thou-
Darin Curtis, M.A. ’95 which the National Hockey League oper- sands of people around the country that
Tierra del Sol Middle School ates. Other system issues concern player make their living off of NBA basketball are
WRC: from page 1 2011 California Teacher of
contracts, taxes, free agency, annual raises waiting to find out when they, too, can go
and trade rules. The league insists an NHL- back to work. I, like the rest of NBA fans
like system offers a better chance for teams around the world, am yearning for the re-
icated to providing counseling, shelter and on a previous commitment. in all markets to be competitive, while the turn of action-packed NBA games.
education to women, men and children. “She asked a couple of students to take players prefer the luxury tax system cur- The league is coming off of one of its
Efforts have been made to get CSUDH 30-plus hours of training last winter session rently in place. most successful seasons in years, and yet it
President Mildred Garcia to hand over the and 27 students actually took the training,” The BRI discrepancies are matters of stands to lose more and more money as the
keys to the space that once housed the wom- said Trujillo. “We have yet to hear back from percentage points right now. The old deal lockout continues. There is too much to be
en’s resource center, which was last used in her. All we need is the keys.” gave the players and owners a 57-43 per- gained from reaching an agreement and too
2008. It is located on campus near the Small Garcia did not return phone calls despite cent split, respectively. Now, the owners are much to lose from continuing this charade.
College Complex facing Victoria Boulevard. attempts to reach her. insisting on a 50-50 deal, and the players As a Lakers fan, I sympathize with
The center was closed without an official ex- “Because of the hard economic times, are aiming for 52.5 percent and are will- teams in smaller markets, but I’d be lying if
planation, according to the group. students are going through stress at home, ing to implement a band that will allow I said I didn’t appreciate the privilege of af-
“We are not asking for any funding and dealing with not enough money, abuse in for that percentage to vary pending league fording to pay the luxury tax. Why wouldn’t
we have faculty and advisors willing to do- the home, possibly not doing well academi- financial success. This is the issue that has I want this all to be over with so I can watch
nate their time and resources to open the cen- cally,” said Vernita Randall, a Child Devel- With more than 36 credential and master’s degree brought the most recent labor negotiations Kobe get his sixth championship?
ter up again,” said Trujillo. opment major and president of the Sociology opportunities, we’re confident we have a program for you. to a standstill. I don’t want to see teams disappearing
The center is fully furnished and oper- Club. “The WRC would provide a positive On Tuesday, Oct. 18, players and from the league due to financial hardship,
able. According to the group, Garcia reneged support system.” APU offers: owners began talks with federal mediator but I really don’t want the opportunity a
• Convenient classes at 8 Southern California locations George Cohen. Cohen has been credited season presents being taken away from the
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RELAY: from page 3 • Programs in teaching, counseling, physical education, All Day Service and bridge the gap between the two sides. not a strike. The owners need to be more
and administration. The meeting that day lasted more than 16 willing to negotiate persistently until a
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The opening lap follows, where ev- the Relay For Life earlier this year, and • NCATE-accredited programs recognized by all 50 states lowing two days, only to end abruptly. the league successful. They are the reason
ery team can walk. Then the luminaria plans on doing so next year. and internationally. Two days later the players and owners people watch, buy merchandise and love
ceremony pays respect to those who “I am a cancer survivor of two years,” Ride Free addressed the media and discussed why professional basketball. Sure they make a
have died or who are currently fighting said Zankich. “It feels great knowing Show Your Student ID card the two sides were no longer continuing fortune, but they also bring in a fortune with
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