Campus Connection Fall 2011 Show 1


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>> THANKS FOR JOINING US.
YOU'RE WATCHING CAMPUS CONNECTION.
I'M SARAH PAULSON.
>> AND I'M SILVER MEJIA.
>> ON THIS EDITION OF CAMPUS CONNECTION AND INSIDE SCOOP.
PRESIDENT ALEXANDER REVEALS HOW SAFE OUR CAMPUS IS.
>> ALSO, FIND OUT WHICH NBA STARS WERE SPOTTED PLAYING
AT THE WALTER PYRAMID.
>> AND AN EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG 49ER ATHLETE WHO PLAYS THE GAME
WITH HER FEET BUT HAS HER HANDS FILLED IN OTHER WAYS.
LET'S BEGIN WITH CAMPUS SAFETY.
FALL HAS COME AND AS THE DAYS GO SHORTER,
THE NIGHTS BECOME LONGER, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE
OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS EVEN IN THE SAFEST AREAS.
>> CAL STATE LONG BEACH IS RATED THE FIFTH SAFEST UNIVERSITY
IN THE US AND THE THIRD SAFEST IN CALIFORNIA.
>> WE PUT A PRIORITY ON SAFETY AND OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS,
WE'VE SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THE SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES
ON OUR CAMPUS NOT BECAUSE WE HAD OUTRAGEOUS NUMBERS IN ANY WAY
BUT JUST BECAUSE WE JUST WANNA MAKE SURE SAFETY IS A TOP
PRIORITY AND IT IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY FOR OUR CAMPUS.
>> CSULB WAS HIT WITH A 27 PERCENT BUDGET REDUCTION
AND THIS CUT ALSO AFFECTED THE UNIVERSITY POLICE.
>> FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY, MANY YEARS,
UNIVERSITY POLICE HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE BUDGET CUTS.
HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT IT'S GOING
TO AFFECT THE SERVICE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE
TO PROVIDE OUR COMMUNITY.
>> THE UNIVERSITY POLICE DO HAVE FEWER CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICERS
OUT ON PATROL EACH NIGHT, BUT THEY ARE FINDING
THAT THEY ACTUALLY PROVIDE MORE ESCORTS NIGHTLY.
>> I NOTICED THE BOARD OVER THERE, IT SAYS OCTOBER 4TH
AND WE PROVIDED 500 AND 33 ESCORTS THAT NIGHT
AND LAST YEAR, WE'RE AVERAGING ABOUT 500.
SO, WE'RE HITTING THE AVERAGE OR EVEN HIGHER WITH FEWER CSOS.
>> ONE OF THE REASONS CSULB HAS BECOME
SUCH A SAFE CAMPUS IS A BIG INVESTMENT THE SCHOOL DID A FEW
YEARS AGO PUTTING UP VIDEO CAMERAS.
>> WE'VE HEARD FROM OUR STUDENT GOVERNMENT AS BEING--
THIS IS VERY GOOD IDEA, IN PARTICULAR OUR FEMALE STUDENTS.
THEY'RE-- THEY'RE THE MOST COMFORTABLE WITH HAVING CAMERAS
ON CAMPUS AND THEY THINK THEY FEEL MUCH SAFER
THAN THEY DID-- WHEN WE DID.
>> SO, HOW DOES A GIRL FEEL WALKING
AROUND ON CAMPUS AT NIGHT?
>> I WOULD NORMALLY WALK WITH FRIENDS
AT NIGHT 'CAUSE I DO FEEL A LITTLE BIT UNSAFE
BUT THE BLUE LITTLE LIGHTS THEY HAVE HELP A LOT WITH SAFETY
WHEN YOU'RE IN SCHOOL THOUGH WHICH IS NICE.
BUT YEAH, SO FAR I FELT VERY SAFE.
>> IF YOU FIND YOURSELF FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE ON CAMPUS,
DON'T HESITATE TO ASK CAMPUS SECURITY
TO ESCORT YOU TO YOUR CAR OR DORM.
THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE THERE FOR.
THIS MONTH, CAL SATE LONG BEACH PLAYED HOST
TO AN NBA SUMMER LEAGUE ALL STAR GAME FEATURING SOME
OF THE GAMES' TOP STARS.
HERE'S WARREN PHILIPS WITH THE STORY.
>> CSULB STUDENTS AND MEMBERS
OF THE LONG BEACH COMMUNITY ARRIVED EARLY SUNDAY EVENING
TO PACK THE WALTER PYRAMID AND ENJOY SOME EXCITING BASKETBALL.
>> I JUST WANT MY SON
TO SEE THAT'S PRETTY MUCH IT 'CAUSE HE'S NOT SEEN BASKETBALL
SO I WANT HIM TO GET A FIRST HAND LOOK OF WHAT IT'S LIKE.
>> THE FIRST HALF DID NOT DISAPPOINT.
THERE WERE 4,000 FANS IN ATTENDANCE.
THE GAME GOT OFF TO A BANG WITH HIGH-FLYING DUNKS,
SOME GREAT SHOOTING, AND EVEN FANCIER BALL SKILLS.
>> WE ALL-- WE GOT DURANT, WE GOT WESTBROOK MAN,
IT'S OFF THE HOOK, DUDE.
>> THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF TALENT IN THE GAME
WHICH SHOWCASED THE SKILLS OF KEVIN DURANT, JOHN WALL
AND MANY OTHER WELL KNOWN PLAYERS.
THE PRACTICE GAME WAS PART OF A SERIES OF MATCHES
BETWEEN OFF-SEASON NBA PLAYERS WHO WANT TO STAY
IN SHAPE DURING THE SUMMER.
THE DREW LEAGUE TEAM MADE UP OF PLAYERS WHO SPENT THE OFF SEASON
IN LOS ANGELES TOPPED THE GOODMAN TEAM BASED
IN WASHINGTON DC IN A151-144 GAME
WHICH GAVE FANS AN ENTHRALLING EVENING.
>> AND THAT WAS GREAT TONIGHT.
NBA PLAYERS, LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA.
GREAT ATMOSPHERE-- GREAT-- GREAT TIME.
>> IT-- IT WAS GREAT.
THE PLAYERS CAME OUT AND GAVE A GOOD SHOW--
THERE WERE A LOT OF DUNKS,
A LOT OF HIGH FLYING ACTIONS, IT WAS GREAT MAN.
IT WAS GREAT.
>> THEY SHOULD HAVE MORE OF THIS MORE OFTEN.
>> IT SEEMS NO ONE WILL BE DISAPPOINTED
THAT THE GAME BECAME AN ANNUAL EVENT,
REPORTING FROM CAMPUS CONNECTION,
THIS IS WARREN PHILIPS.
>> STILL TO COME.
[ PAUSE ]
>> LEARN HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF IF YOU'RE
IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.
>> THE COLLEGE OF CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
AT CAL STATE LONG BEACH IS CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH EDUCATION
AND NOW WE'RE OFFERING MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAN EVER
FOR YOU TO REACH HIGHER.
OUR GLOBAL LOGISTICS SPECIALIST DESIGNATION WILL PREPARE YOU
FOR A CAREER IN THE BURGEONING GOODS MOVEMENT SECTOR
WHICH FUTURE IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
YOU'LL FIND IT AT CCPE.CSULB.EDU OR CALL US AT 800-963-2250,
CCPE AT CAL STATE LONG BEACH.
>> PUBLIC SAFETY AND PUBLIC SERVICE ARE TWO
OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES IN CALIFORNIA.
THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HAS SUPPLIED THE STATE
WITH PROMINENT PUBLIC LEADERS FOR THE PAST FIVE DECADES.
CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS GRADUATE,
MILLAGE PEAKS IS THE RETIRED CHIEF
OF THE LOS ANGELES CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT.
>> THERE IS NOT A DAY IN MY LIFE THAT I DON'T DRAW ON SOME
OF THAT EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
THAT I GAINED AT DOMINGUEZ HILLS.
>> THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HAS BEEN
WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA FOR 50 YEARS.
>> WELCOME BACK, NEW BABIES ARE HAVING AN EFFECT
ON CAL STATE LONG BEACH STUDENTS.
BUT FIRST, LONG BEACH STATE SOCCER STAR NADIA LINK HAS A
CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO THE NATIONAL TEAM.
HER MOTIVATION ON THE FIELD IS QUITE UNIQUE
FOR A 21-YEAR-OLD COLLEGE JUNIOR.
REBECCA HOAGLIN HAS THE STORY.
>> ONE, TWO, THREE.
>> WHEN NADIA LINK GOT PREGNANT AT THE AGE OF 18,
SHE THOUGHT SHE HAD TO GIVE UP HER BIGGEST PASSION
IN LIFE THEN SHE RECEIVED AN UNEXPECTED PHONE CALL.
>> I'VE BEEN OUT OF PLAY FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS ALREADY
SO I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, THERE WASN'T GONNA BE ANY HOPE
BUT THEN MY COACH CALLED ME AND ACTUALLY HE DIDN'T SAY HI
OR ANYTHING, AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHO--
IT WAS AND THE FIRST THING HE SAID WAS, DID YOU HAVE A BABY?
>> EVEN THOUGH THE PREGNANCY WAS A HUGE SETBACK,
COACH MAURICIO INGRASSIA SAW THE POTENTIAL IN NADIA.
>> AT THAT TIME, IT WAS A GOOD CALCULATED GAMBLE ON OUR PART
BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE MAY TURN OUT TO BE.
AND, OBVIOUSLY YOU KNOW AT THE LEVELS SHE'S AT NOW, WE DIDN'T--
WE COULDN'T DREAM THAT SHE WAS AT THIS LEVEL
THAT SHE WAS JUST BEEN A GREAT STORY FOR US.
>> NADIA HAS WORKED HARD.
SHE IS AMONG THE TOP 10 ALL TIME LONG BEACH GOAL SCORERS.
IN A MATCH AGAINST FULLERTON,
SHE SCORED HER BIG WEST LEADING 12TH GOAL OF THE SEASON
AFTER HAVING SPENT ALL WEEK AT THE
UNDER 23 NATIONAL TEAM TRAINING CAMP.
NADIA THINKS BEING A MOTHER ACTUALLY MADE HER A BETTER
SOCCER PLAYER.
>> I THINK I HAD A NEWFOUND PASSION FOR IT AFTER--
AFTER HER EVEN-- I GUESS BEFORE OBVIOUSLY I WAS LIKE OKAY.
I LOVE SOCCER, I LOVE PLAYING IF BUT LIKE ACTUALLY BEING ABLE
TO DO SOMETHING THAT SHE COULD POSSIBLY DO IN THE FUTURE
AND HAVE HER BE AROUND THE SPORT AND GROW UP LIKE--
LIKE I DID PLAYING A SPORT, IT'S KIND OF SURREAL
LIKE HAVING MY DAUGHTER AT EVERY GAME.
I MEAN HOW MANY PEOPLE THAT PLAY SOCCER CAN ACTUALLY SAY
THAT EVEN IN THE PROFESSIONALS, YOU KNOW.
>> IN ADDITION TO SOCCER COMMITMENTS,
NADIA ALSO CARRIES 17 UNITS TO GET HER NURSING DEGREE.
IF HER OBLIGATIONS EVER GET TOO OVERWHELMING, NADIA ONLY HAS
TO TAKE A PEEK OF THE INSIDE OF HER RIGHT ARM.
>> I GOT HER NAME ON ME AND I--
I DON'T KNOW IT JUST-- IT MEANS A LOT TO ME.
MY CELEBRATION AFTER EVERY GOAL IS I KISS IT.
[ CROWD CHEERING ]
>> I FEEL LIKE EVERY GOAL IS MEANINGFUL
BECAUSE IT REMINDS OF YOU.
>> I WANT YOU TO HUG ME.
>> OKAY I CAN HUG YOU, I CAN HUG HER.
>> LONG BEACH STATE HAS THREE MATCHES LEFT THIS SEASON.
NADIA LINK HAS ALREADY SCORED 12 GOALS.
SHE'S ON A PACE TO BREAK THE SCHOOL RECORD OF SCORING 16.
NOW UNHAPPY WITH NEW REGULATIONS,
BANKS ARE FINDING WAYS TO MAKE UP FOR LOST INCOME.
NEW DEBIT CARD FEES ARE JUST ONE OF THE MANY WAYS THEY'RE TRYING
TO ROUND UP SOME REVENUE.
EMILY PRAVOS HAS MORE.
>> BANK OF AMERICA'S NEW 5-DOLLAR CHARGE
FOR THESE DEBIT CARDS HAS SOME LONG BEACH STUDENTS UP IN ARMS.
>> SO FIVE DOLLARS EACH MONTH?
I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU, FOUR LOKO.
THAT'S WHAT I'M THINKING AS A STUDENT.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
I ALREADY HAVE TOO MANY EXPENSES AS IT IS
AND SO I HAVE A RELATIONSHIP
WITH OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS,
SO IT WOULDN'T BE A BIG DEAL TO MOVE EVERY SINGLE ASSET
THAT I HAVE FROM BANK OF AMERICA TO ANOTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
WHICH IS WHAT I'M GOING TO DO.
>> WELLS-FARGO BANKS ARE THINKING
ABOUT CHARGING THEIR CUSTOMERS A 3-DOLLAR FEE.
>> AS A WELLS-FARGO CUSTOMER, IF THEY RAISE OUR FEES,
I'M GONNA HAVE TO BE DONE WITH ALL BANKS
AND JUST START USING CASH.
I MEAN, I'M FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MYSELF
AND I CAN'T AFFORD ANYMORE MONTHLY FEES.
>> UPSET STUDENTS AND THOSE ON A TIGHT BUDGET CAN TURN
TO CREDIT UNIONS WHO ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW BANK FEES.
>> CREDIT UNIONS ARE OFFERING FREE CHECKING ACCOUNTS
AND HOLDING SWITCH DAYS TO LURE NEW CUSTOMERS.
FROM LONG BEACH, THIS IS EMILY PRAVOS WITH CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> CREDIT UNIONS MIGHT JUST BECOME THE NEW TREND
FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.
>> I KNOW IF MY BANK PLANS TO RAISE THEIR FEES,
I'LL BE LOOKING TO SWITCH.
>> WELL, SHE CAN'T TEACH YOU HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF
FROM THE BANK FEES, BUT SHE CAN TEACH YOU SOME MOVES
IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN TROUBLE.
WITH MORE ON THAT, REBECCA HOAGLIN JOINS US NOW
WITH A SPECIAL GUEST.
>> WITH US TODAY WE HAVE CORPORAL AMY ROSA
FROM UNIVERSITY POLICE.
THE UNIVERSITY POLICE IS THE PRIMARY SPONSOR OF RAD
WHERE AMY ROSA IS AN INSTRUCTOR.
SO, AMY CAN YOU TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT RAD?
>> RAD IS A UNIQUE SELF-DEFENSE COURSE THAT WE TEACH HERE
AT CAL-STATE LONG BEACH AND RAD STANDS FOR RAPE,
AGGRESSION, DEFENSE TRAINING.
>> WHY IS A SELF-DEFENSE CLASS SO IMPORTANT
IN A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS?
>> IF YOU-- IF YOU LOOK AT THE CURRENT FBI STATISTICS,
THEY SHOW US THAT 1 IN 6 WOMEN DURING THEIR LIFETIME WILL BE
EITHER ATTACKED OR BE THE SURVIVOR OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT.
AND THOSE AGES ARE FROM APPROXIMATELY ABOUT 13 TO 14
TO ABOUT THE AGE OF 24,
25 AND THAT'S PREDOMINANTLY THE POPULATION
THAT WE HAVE HERE ON OUR CAMPUS.
IT'S THAT AGE GROUP
AND SO ESPECIALLY BEING A UNIVERSITY THAT'S
PREDOMINANTLY WOMEN.
>> WHY IS SELF-DEFENSE SO IMPORTANT IN THE LIFE OF WOMEN?
>> WELL, IT-- IT'S NOT JUST THE ASPECT OF SELF DEFENSE
BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT RAD ACTUALLY TEACHES YOU,
BECAUSE WE START WITH PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
AND AVOIDANCE MEASURES AND THEN WE MOVE
ON TO THE PHYSICAL ASPECT OF SELF-DEFENSE.
AND SO LEARNING HOW TO PREVENT AND HOW--
HOW TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN SITUATIONS IS--
IS REALLY WHAT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR WOMEN.
AND, THE CONFIDENCE THAT IT GIVES WOMEN TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT
AND GO TO THE GROCERY STORE AND GO TO THE VERSATELLER
AND DO THOSE TYPES OF THINGS
THAT WE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO IN SOCIETY.
>> WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR?
>> WELL I ALWAYS HATE BEING ASKED THIS QUESTION
BECAUSE ORIGINALLY I WAS ASKED TO BE A SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTOR
BECAUSE I WAS ONLY YOU KNOW ONE OF THREE FEMALE OFFICERS AT WORK
FOR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.
AND, MANY YEARS AGO YOU HAD TO BE FEMALE INSTRUCTOR.
AND IT HAS SINCE CHANGED NOW BUT WE KNOW IF--
EVEN IF I WAS ASKED TODAY, I WOULDN'T PASS UP THE OPPORTUNITY
BECAUSE I'VE-- I'VE LEARNED TO REALLY LOVE IT
AND NOT ONLY DO I APPRECIATE MAKING THE CONNECTION
WITH OUR COMMUNITY BUT NOW WORKING IN SUPPORT SERVICES,
I REALLY DO SEE THE NEED AND-- AND HOW IT EMPOWERS WOMEN.
AND, ONE OF THE UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT RAD IS
THAT ONCE YOU'VE GRADUATED FROM RAD,
IT MAKES YOU A LIFETIME MEMBER AND YOU CAN COME BACK
AND TAKE THE COURSE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE
AND WE DO GET RETURNING STUDENTS AND I LOVE TO SEE HOW THEY--
THEY KIND OF GROW UP THROUGH THE RAD PROGRAM THAT WAY.
>> HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN INSTRUCTOR HERE ON CAMPUS?
>> I BECAME AN INSTRUCTOR HERE IN 2000,
SO JUST OVER 11 YEARS, ABOUT 11 YEARS.
>> WHAT'S THE RESPONSE FROM THE GIRLS WHO TAKE THE CLASS?
>> THE FIRST DAY, THEY'RE SHY.
NOBODY REALLY WANTS TO ASK QUESTIONS
AND THEN THE SECOND DAY IS WHEN WE--
WE MOVE ON TO THE PHYSICAL ASPECT.
AND ORIGINALLY, THEY'RE SHY AGAIN
AND THEN WE TEACH THEM YOU KNOW--
WE TEACH THEM TO VERBALIZE BECAUSE THAT'S ACTUALLY ONE
OF THE FIRST SKILLS THAT WE WANT THEM TO LEARN.
IT'S TO USE THE-- THE GIFTS AND THE TOOLS THAT GOD GAVE YOU
AND THAT'S YOUR VOICE, AND YOU HANDS AND YOUR FEET.
YOU NEVER FORGET THEM, YOU ALWAYS HAVE THEM WITH YOU
AND THEY BEGIN TO VERBALIZE FOR THAT SECOND DAY IN CLASS.
IT BRINGS SOME KIND OF OUTER SHELL A LITTLE BIT
AND THEN THEY LEARN TO EMPOWER THEMSELVES.
>> SO, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE TIME FOR HER TODAY.
RAD IS A CLASS-- CAMPUS OFFERS EVERY SEMESTER HERE AT CSULB.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING TIME TO BE WITH US TODAY AMY.
>> THANK YOU REBECCA.
THANKS FOR ASKING.
>> THANK YOU REBECCA.
AFTER THE BREAK, FIND OUT WHY TEENS WILL NO LONGER BE WELCOME
AT TANNING SALONS.
>> CALIFORNIA'S HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CREATE THE
CUTTING EDGE.
THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM DEVELOPS THE BRAIN POWER
AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES NECESSARY
TO DRIVE THE INNOVATIONS OF THE FUTURE.
BLUETOOTH FOUNDER AND INTEL ENGINEER JIM KARDACH IS A FRESNO
STATE GRADUATE.
>> WE LOOK AT THE CURRENT BATCH
OF PEOPLE COMING OUT, THEY'RE VERY SMART.
I THINK IT'D BE INTERESTING
TO SEE WHAT THE CSU SYSTEM HAS PRODUCED 50 YEARS FROM NOW.
>> THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HAS BEEN
WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA FOR 50 YEARS.
>> THE ON CAMPUS SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE IS UNDERGOING SOME MAJOR
CHANGES, APPARENTLY WITH MIXED RESULTS.
HAILEY CAULKIN REPORTS.
>> DESPITE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLE SERVICE,
THERE ARE STILL STUDENTS WHO ARE UNDERSTANDABLY FRUSTRATED
WITH THE SERVICES THE SHUTTLE PROVIDES.
STUDENTS ARE CLAIMING THE SHUTTLES ARE INFREQUENT
AT THE TIMES THEY ARE NEEDED MOST.
THAT DRIVERS ARE TAKING THEIR BREAKS AT THE SAME TIME
AND THAT THE TEXTING SERVICE THE SHUTTLE PROVIDES IS PRONE
TO REPLYING WITH THE WORDS NO PREDICTION TO STUDENTS' PHONES.
IT IS THIS UNRELIABILITY
THAT BOTHERS STUDENT, JESSICA ANDERSON.
>> WELL ONE NIGHT, ME AND A FRIEND WERE GOING
TO THE [INAUDIBLE] EVENT ON CAMPUS AND WE WAITED
FOR THE SHUTTLE FOR AN HOUR AND 45 MINUTES
AND THE SHUTTLE DIDN'T COME SO WE ENDED UP HAVING
TO CATCH THE CITY BUS TO TAKE US TO CAMPUS.
AND THAT WAS RIDICULOUS.
>> STUDENTS AT CAL STATE LONG BEACH ARE OFFERED FOUR SHUTTLE
BUS SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE SPRING AND FULL SEMESTERS.
ON-CAMPUS SHUTTLE BUSES RUN BETWEEN 7 A.M.
AND 5 P.M. ON WEEKDAYS.
A SERVICE BETWEEN THE CAMPUS
AND RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COLLEGE OPERATES
UNTIL 1 A.M. SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
WHILE THE SHUTTLES DO NOT RUN TO A STRICT SCHEDULE,
THERE IS AN SMS SERVICE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS.
WHEN STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO TEXT THEIR STOP NUMBER TO THE SHUTTLE
AND RECEIVE A MESSAGE LETTING THEM KNOW THE NEXT BUS
TO ARRIVE TO THEIR STOP.
RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COLLEGE STUDENT,
MERARI PADILLA REAPS THE BENEFITS OF THIS SERVICE.
>> SOMETIMES I JUST TEXT IN I'M IN MY DORM
AND IT SAYS LIKE FIVE MINUTES.
SO, I DON'T HAVE TO BE OUT HERE WAITING LIKE 30 MINUTES
LIKE TRYING TO GUESS WHEN IT'S GOING TO ARRIVE
BECAUSE OF THE TEXTING.
YOU JUST TEXT AND YOU KNOW.
>> IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP SHUTTLES CONSISTENT, THE WEST
AND EAST CAMPUS SHUTTLES ARE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN ON A FRIDAY.
THERE IS ALSO AN INTERNET SERVICE THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS
TO SEE THE SHUTTLE ON A MAP IN REAL TIME FOR THOSE INSTANCES
WHEN THE TEXT SERVICE REPLIES "NO PREDICTION".
HAILEY CAULKIN, CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> HOPEFULLY, STUDENTS WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF THE NEW REAL TIME SHUTTLE LOCATER.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A LONG BEACH MARATHON TO WAKE PEOPLE
UP BEFORE DAWN ON A SUNDAY MORNING.
PARTICIPANTS AND CROWDS LOOK FORWARD
TO THE EVENT WHETHER IT'S TO SUPPORT A PERSON'S CAUSE
OR JUST THE EXPERIENCE.
>> ALL I WANT-- TO BE HONEST,
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME COMING TO ONE OF THESE.
SHE IS MY NIECE.
YOU KNOW WHEN SHE GOT INFECTED BY NF1, AND I'M JUST
OUT HERE SHOWING HER SUPPORT YOU KNOW FOR THIS,
I MEAN IT'S A WONDERFUL CAUSE.
>> HIS NIECE, OLIVIA HERNANDEZ,
JOINED THE NEUROFIBROMATOSIS FOUNDATION FOUR YEARS AGO.
THE FOUNDATION ORGANIZES MANY CHARITABLE ENDURANCE EVENTS
AROUND THE NATION.
HERNANDEZ OFTEN PARTICIPATES TO SUPPORT THE CARE
FOR THIS DISEASE THAT'S CAUSED HER TO GO DEAF.
AND THE ONE THING SHE ALWAYS LOOKS FORWARD TO?
A CHEERING CROWD MOTIVATING HER TO KEEP GOING
AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT LONG BEACH STATE CLUB MEMBERS WERE
DOING AT CAMPUS HALFWAY POINT.
ASI LEADER, BRYAN BERSLOFF ACKNOWLEDGES THE SUPPORT.
>> I LOVE IT.
I-- I LIKE HOW MANY PEOPLE CAME OUT 'CAUSE I THINK--
I THINK THE MAJORITY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS SO IT'S JUST LIKE,
YOU KNOW PEOPLE ARE FREE ON SUNDAY MORNING AND THEY GOT
UP EARLY AND I THINK THEY PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO IT.
>> MARATHON ORGANIZES HAVE STATIONS POSTED EVERY
THREE MILES.
RUNNERS ARE BEING GREETED ALL THROUGHOUT THEIR JOURNEY
BY CROWDS OFFERING THEM WATER, PLAYING MUSIC AND CHEERING THEM
ON THEIR WAY TO THE FINISH LINE.
>> COLUMBIAN EDWIN ROMERO WON THE MEN'S MARATHON,
THE WOMEN'S WINNER IS ABIGAIL SWIFT
OF HUNTINGTON BEACH COMPETING IN HER VERY FIRST MARATHON.
>> AFTER THE BREAK, CALIFORNIA'S NEWEST TANNING REGULATIONS,
IS FORCING SOME TO SAY GOODBYE TO A FAKE AND BAKE TAN FOR GOOD.
>> CALIFORNIA'S ENGINEERING INNOVATION, CIRCLE THE GLOBE
AND LIGHT THE DARKNESS.
THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HAS BEEN ENLIGHTENING
PROMISING ENGINEERS FOR THE PAST FIVE DECADES.
CAL STATE LA GRADUATE PERVAIZ LODHIE IS THE FOUNDER
AND PRESIDENT OF LEDTRONICS,
A LEADING LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE COMPANY.
>> IF YOU WORK HARD, GET PROPER EDUCATION,
THE AMERICAN DREAM IS STILL AVAILABLE THERE FOR EVERYBODY.
>> THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HAS BEEN
WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA FOR 50 YEARS.
>> I'M EMILY PRAVOS AND WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS CONNECTION.
AS THE SEMESTER COMES TO AN END AND THE NEW YEAR APPROACHES,
STUDENTS ARE FACED WITH THE DECISION WHETHER
OR NOT TO STUDY ABROAD.
I'M HERE WITH ISABEL MILLACH, AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
FROM GERMANY WHO'S GONNA GIVE US AN INSIDE EXCLUSIVE
ON STUDYING ABROAD.
ISABEL?
>> HI EMILY.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME HERE TODAY.
I'M SO EXCITE TO TALK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE
AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HERE IN AMERICA.
I THINK IT'S ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS TO STUDY ABROAD.
YOU JUST GET TO MEET SO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE,
YOU WIDEN YOUR HORIZON AND YOU GET TO KNOW DIFFERENT CULTURES
AND TO BE A PART OF THAT CULTURE, YOU'RE NOT--
NOT LIKE A TOURIST BUT YOU KNOW AS A STUDENT.
SO, I THINK IT'S AMAZING.
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS AND I HAVE GROWN SO MUCH.
>> WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED SINCE COMING HERE
TO AMERICA AND HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO OVERCOME THOSE?
>> WELL, YOU KNOW ENGLISH IS MY THIRD LANGUAGE
SO THAT MAY HAVE BEEN A CHALLENGE IN THE BEGINNING.
BUT NOW, I'M TOTALLY COMFORTABLE SPEAKING IT.
I MISS MY SISTERS A LOT YOU KNOW.
I'M SO CLOSE TO THEM SO I'M HERE ALL BY MYSELF.
I LIVE BY MYSELF.
SO, SOMETIMES IT GETS A LITTLE LONELY.
>> HAVE YOU MADE A LOT OF OTHER FRIENDS SINCE YOU'VE BEEN HERE?
>> YES, DEFINITELY.
I HAVE SO MANY AMERICAN FRIENDS.
I'M SO THANKFUL FOR THAT.
IT'S JUST YOU KNOW SOMETIMES YOU GET A LITTLE BIT OVERWHELMED
AND STRESSED OUT BUT THERE ARE RESOURCES
THAT YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU KNOW.
I PRAY. I GO TO CHURCH.
I MEET WITH MY FRIENDS.
I TALK TO MY SISTERS.
SO, IT'S ALL GOOD.
I THINK EVERYBODY IN LIFE YOU KNOW LIFE ALWAYS THROWS
CHALLENGES AT YOU BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO OVERCOME THEM?
>> AND HOW DO YOU FEEL THIS EXPERIENCE IS GONNA BENEFIT YOU
AND YOUR FUTURE?
>> OH, IT'S JUST YOU KNOW TOTALLY CHANGED ME
AND FOR THE BETTER YOU KNOW.
I JUST HAVE SO MANY PERSPECTIVES NOW, INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES,
YOU KNOW I NOW HAVE PEOPLE-- I ASK THEM HOW THEY ARE IN EUROPE
AS WELL AS IN AFRICA, AND HERE IN AMERICA, IT'S SO DIFFERENT
AND IT'S SO NICE TO SEE THAT WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON.
THERE ARE DIFFERENCES TOO THAT WE CAN APPRECIATE BUT REALLY
WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO, WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON AND WE HAVE
SO MUCH MORE ALIKE THAN WE MAY THINK WE ARE.
>> WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO STUDENTS
WHO ARE THINKING WHETHER OR NOT TO STUDY ABROAD?
>> I WOULD DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE THEM EVEN
IF YOU'RE SHY YOU KNOW, YOU MAY REALLY WANNA GET
OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE YOU KNOW AND JUST EXPERIENCE
THAT BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY GOOD THINGS THAT CAN COME OUT OF IT
AND EVEN IF YOU STRUGGLE, IT'S JUST GONNA MAKE YOU STRONGER
AND YOU KNOW IMPROVE THE PERSON THAT YOU ARE
AND JUST GONNA OPEN A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO YOU
BECAUSE EVEN SEEING THINGS ON THE NEWS OR WATCHING MOVIES
ABOUT DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, IT'S NEVER GONNA BE THE SAME
THAN ACTUALLY BEING A PART OF A--
OF A DIFFERENT CULTURE AND A DIFFERENT COUNTRY.
IT'S JUST AMAZING AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE
AND EVERYBODY TO DO IT.
>> IT MAKES YOU A MORE A WELL ROUNDED PERSON YOU WOULD SAY?
>> DEFINITELY A MORE WELL ROUNDED, MORE TOLERANT.
YOU GET A BIGGER PERSPECTIVE
AND IT JUST MAKES YOU APPRECIATE LIFE SO MUCH MORE
AND GIVES YOU THIS NEW HUNGER AND LOVE FOR LIFE YOU KNOW.
>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE WITH US TODAY.
>> WELL, LET'S GET BACK TO MORE NEWS WITH SILVER AND SARAH.
>> YOUNG CALIFORNIANS ARE SAYING GOODBYE
TO THEIR YEAR-ROUND BRONZE SKIN.
A NEW CALIFORNIA LAW BANS ANYONE UNDER 18
FROM USING THE TANNING PARLORS.
MARIA CANDARES HAS MORE.
>> TANNING SALONS ALL
OVER CALIFORNIA ARE GETTING READY FOR THE CHANGE.
FRED FRY, OWNER OF CLUB TAN, A WELL-KNOWN TANNING SALON
IN LONG BEACH DOESN'T BELIEVE THE LAW WILL REALLY AFFECT
HIS BUSINESS.
>> I'VE OWNED THIS BUSINESS FOR 10 YEARS
AND THROUGH THOSE YEARS, MOST TANNERS HAVE BEEN 18 AND ABOVE.
>> HE HAS NOTICED THAT MOST MINORS CANNOT AFFORD INDOOR
TANNING AND HAVE DIFFERENT WAYS TO STAY BRONZED.
>> WE HAVE FREE OUTDOORS AND MOST 18
AND UNDER ARE HIGH SCHOOLERS.
THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO GO TO THEIR BACKYARDS
OR FRIEND'S POOLS AND THE BEACHES.
>> OTHER TANNING SALON OWNERS SUCH AS LARRY MONET
OF FAMILY SUN TANNING
IN HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE THE NUMBER OF TEENAGERS
WHO TAN YEAR-ROUND IS VERY SMALL.
CALIFORNIANS ARE ALL EXPOSED TO THE SAME LEVELS
OF ULTRAVIOLET RAYS BUT TEENS AND CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK.
THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE BURNED,
DEVELOP LONG TERM EFFECTS TO THE SKIN.
GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN SIGNED THE LAW IN EARLY OCTOBER.
IT NOW KEEPS MINORS AWAY FROM UNNECESSARY OVEREXPOSURE
TO THE HARSH RAYS THAT TANNING BEDS PRODUCE.
STUDENTS ON CAMPUS BELIEVE THAT THE LAW IS A GOOD IDEA
AND THAT WILL KEEP TEENS AND CHILDREN HEALTHY.
>> I WOULD TAN WHEN I WAS A KID WITH MY MOM
IN TANNING BEDS BEFORE WE WENT ON TRIPS LIKE TO HAWAII
AND MEXICO AND STUFF JUST TO GET THE BEACH TAN
AND PROBABLY IT WASN'T THE BEST THING FOR ME.
SO, YES IT'S A GOOD IDEA FOR THE MOST PART.
>> WE TALKED TO THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO SAY THEY TANNED
WHEN THEY WERE UNDER 18,
OFTENTIMES WITH ADULT SUPERVISION WHICH WAS THE LAW.
>> MY MOM WANTED ME TO BE TANNED FOR PROM.
>> CALIFORNIA IS AMONG 31 STATES TO HAVE PASSED THIS LAW
AND WITH MINORS NOW OUT OF THE SALONS,
CSULB STUDENTS SAY THERE ARE OTHER WAYS
TO DEVELOP SOME COLOR AND TO KEEP GLOWING.
>> WELL, NOW I GO TO THE REC CENTER TO TAN A LOT
AT THE POOL THERE OR TO THE BEACH 'CAUSE I LIVE REALLY CLOSE
TO THE BEACH.
I CAN'T REALLY GO TO TANNING SALONS ANYMORE
BECAUSE I'M BROKE.
I HAVE NO MONEY, I GOT TUITION.
IT'S SO EXPENSIVE HERE AT CAL STATE LONG BEACH.
>> THE WELLNESS AND RECREATION CENTER IS A POPULAR HANGOUT
FOR STUDENTS.
ON SUNNY DAYS, YOU CAN FIND STUDENTS LOUNGING ON LOUNGERS
AND SWIMMING IN THE HEATED POOL.
>> PEOPLE MAY BE EVEN GOING TO THE BEACH MORE OFTEN THAN NOT
AND YEAH DEFINITELY COMING OUT HERE.
WE DO HAVE A GOOD FACILITY SO PEOPLE DO COME HERE
AND TAN JUST [INAUDIBLE].
>> WITH THE NEW LAW IN EFFECT TO THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR,
MINORS WILL HAVE TO BE OUTSIDE AND ACTIVE TO TAN.
THIS IS MARIA CANDERAS, CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> IT SEEMS LIKE THE NEW LAW IS A GREAT WAY TO STAY ACTIVE
AND GET THEIR DOSE OF VITAMIN D.
>> THANKS FOR JOINING US
FOR THIS EDITION OF CAMPUS CONNECTION.
KEEPING YOU CONNECTED AND UP TO DATE ON CAMPUS NEWS.
THIS IS SILVER MEJIA.
>> AND I'M SARAH PAULSON, SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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