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               VOLUME 11, NO 140                                                                                                                         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-

                     Life                                                                                                                                                                reported
               After                                                                                                                                                                     on campus

                                                                                                                                                                                          Damage to
                                                                                                                                                                                         classroom, office
                                                                                                                                                                                         doors reported.
                                                                                                                                                                                         By Brittany Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                         Staff Writer

                                                                                                                                                                                             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
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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.
                                                                                                                                                    culture and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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                          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.
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Male Success Alliance trying to help                                                                                                                                                                       Rock Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              major Kyrk

increase number of graduates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shares his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the stories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              behind the

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rock on
 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                         •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Staff Writer
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.

                                                                                                       <<<AROUND CAMPUS>>>
                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         each segment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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
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

Staff Writer
                                                 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Among Angels
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            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
emy in Torrance, told the small crowd in              Traditionally the Festival of Lights is not       lena Lakey at (310) 243-3686.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          By Kevin Henderson
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Staff Writer
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
                                                                                                                                                       Classical performance
                                                                                                                                                       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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              provided him.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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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                                                                                                         NOVEMBER 9, 2011                                               ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                           page 9

                                                                                                           MOVIE REVIEW

                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                Staff Writer
                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                         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

                                                                                                              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:
students.                        To contact the CFA Chapter at CSUDH at:
                        • (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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nicki Cordero
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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Phone: (310) 243-2313. Advertising: (310) 243-2312.
                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Staff Writer

    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-
ied abroad.
                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  regular season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Toro eXpress
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
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                                                                                                                                                          the Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with resolving NHL and NFL labor nego-            team I root for with all my heart.
                                                                                                           and online.                                                                                                                                                                           tiations in the past, and was brought in to try        Let’s not forget, this is a lockout folks,
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7:00 am —10:00pm                                                          hours and negotiations continued the fol-         deal can be achieved. The players make
    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
cancer.                                          that I have gotten a second chance at                   Classes start five times throughout the year.                                                                                                             and Bus Pass!                 to meet. Essentially, the owners offered a        their first-class entertainment and abilities.
    Individual walking follows with ac-          life. Relay For Life is such a great event              Contact us today!                                                                                     Transportation                           Nonstop Service to and from              50-50 split on the BRI, and said, “take it or          The owners need a fresh mindset, more
tivities, games and entertainment.               for everyone to participate in. We get to                                                                                                                         310-243-2893
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artesia Transit Center               leave it.” The players were reluctant to take     creative ways to make profits and a better
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    The event ends with a fight-back cer-        celebrate the lives of friends and fami-                                                                                                                                                                                                        the deal without having resolved the system       attitude at the bargaining table. The “take it
emony, where survivors take a final lap.         lies who have beaten and survived this                   Click                                                                                                        Artesia Metro Blueline Station           issues, and so the two disbanded. The par-        or leave it” approach is elementary and de-
The event takes place in the Sculpture           deadly disease.”                                         Email                                                                                                                                                        ties met for three more days the week of          spicable. Both parties need to swallow their
Garden and can last up to 24 hours. Each             The second annual Relay For Life                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. 24, but were again brought to a halt         egos and grind it out at the bargaining table
lap is a quarter mile and participants can       event will take place at 4 p.m. March 16-                AZUSA | HIGH DESERT | INLAND EMPIRE | LOS ANGELES | MURRIETA                                                                                                                           when it came time to discuss the issue of         around the clock until a deal is reached.
do as many laps as they desire.                  17, 2012, in the Sculpture Garden. For                       ORANGE COUNTY | SAN DIEGO |          VENTURA COUNTY | ONLINE                                                                                                                       BRI again.                                        Their approach has left much to be desired,
    Amanda Zankich, 21, a cancer survi-          more information, contact Carolyn Veek                                                                                                12921
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As an avid NBA fan, I think this is sim-     as their procrastination has led to more hurt
vor and CSUDH student, participated in           at (310) 243-2881 or                                                                                                                                                                                                           ply outrageous. Yes, both sides make valid        for fans and other league employees.
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