BeachTV Campus Connection March 2009


Uploaded by AMPCENTER on 25.03.2009

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>> HELLO AND WELCOME TO A BRAND NEW SEASON
OF CAMPUS CONNECTION SPRING 2009.
I'M NIKOLE RAMIREZ 5 00:00:31,176 --> 00:00:32,006 >> AND I'M CLAY MURRAY
ON TODAY'S SHOW WE'LL BE DISCUSSING THE RECENT CAR
BURGLARIES ON CAMPUS AS WELL
AS ISSUES INVOLVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
>> LATER IN THE SHOW WE'LL EXAMINE HOW STUDENTS
AND FACULTY ARE DEALING WITH THE PLUMMETING ECONOMY.
WE WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE NEW RENOVATIONS HERE ON CAMPUS.
>> ALSO WE'LL CHECK OUT THE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM
AND THEIR HOPES OF QUALIFYING FOR MARCH MADNESS.
>> BUT FIRST MORE CARS ON CAMPUS MEAN MORE BURGLARIES.
ARIELLE YAMIN HAS MORE ON THE STORY.
>> EARLY IN THE SEMESTER TWO CARS WERE BURGLARIZED
IN PARKING STRUCTURE 1 WITH THE SIMILAR INCIDENT OCCURRING
THAT SAME DAY IN PARKING LOT 14.
THOUGH POLICE REVIEWED FOOTAGE CAPTURED
BY THE UNIVERSITY SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM NO SUSPECTS WERE
CAUGHT ON CAMERA.
>> IN THESE PARTICULAR INSTANCES THE TIME OF THE DAY,
THE CAMERAS WERE NOT IN A POSITION TO CAPTURE ANY
OF THE IMAGES WHERE THE AREAS
IN WHICH THESE OFFENSES WERE REPORTED.
>> THOUGH CAMERAS WERE NOT ABLE TO CAPTURE FOOTAGE
OF THE BURGLARIES UNIVERSITY POLICE HAS LAUNCHED AN
INVESTIGATION ON CAMPUS AND IN SURROUNDING AREAS.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HAVE JOINED THE INVESTIGATION
TRYING TO LOCATE STOLEN PERMITS.
>> ONCE THEY'RE REPORTED STOLEN THEY ARE IMMEDIATELY LISTED
AS SUCH WITHIN OUR DATABASE AND SO,
WHEN PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND POLICE OFFICERS
ON CAMPUS ARE CHECKING PARKING PERMITS,
THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY ALERT US
WHEN WE HAVE FOUND A LOST OR STOLEN PERMIT.
>> IF A LOST OR STOLEN PERMIT IS LOCATED ON A VEHICLE, PARKING
AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WOULD BOOT THE VEHICLE IN ORDER
TO IMMOBILIZE IT UNTIL THE OWNER RETURNS.
ANYONE CAUGHT WITH A STOLEN PERMIT WOULD THEN BE REQUIRED
TO PAY A $250 FINE.
HOWEVER, IF A STUDENT'S PERMIT IS STOLEN THERE IS NO COST
FOR A REPLACEMENT PERMIT,
SO LONG AS THEY FILE A POLICE REPORT.
>> THE CUSTOMER RELATION CENTER REQUIRES THAT THEY BRING
IN A COPY OF THE REPORT, AS WELL AS THEIR STUDENT I.D.
AND ONCE WE SEE THAT WE'LL VERIFY THAT THEY HAVE
AT ONE POINT IN TIME PURCHASED THE PERMIT FOR THIS SEMESTER
AND IF THEY FULFILL ALL THOSE OBLIGATIONS WE WILL JUST REFUND
-- WE WILL GIVE THEM A REPLACEMENT PERMIT,
FREE OF CHARGE.
>> DESPITE THE RECENT BURGLARIES MANY STUDENTS FEEL THEY HAVE NO
REASON TO WORRY ABOUT LEAVING THEIR CARS ON CAMPUS LOTS.
>> I FEEL SAFE LEAVING MY CAR HERE EVEN THOUGH THERE
ARE BURGLARIES.
I'VE GOTTEN A FEW PARKING TICKETS ACTUALLY PRETTY MUCH
ON WEEKS SINCE SCHOOL STARTED, SO I KNOW THERE'S A LOT
OF COPS PATROLLING THE PARKING STRUCTURES.
>> IN ORDER TO AVOID BEING A VICTIM OF BURGLARY,
CHIEF SKIPWORTH SUGGESTS
THAT IN ADDITION TO LOCKING THEIR CARS STUDENTS SHOULD MAKE
SURE NO VALUABLE ITEMS ARE VISIBLE WITHIN THE VEHICLE.
THIS IS ARIEL YAMIN REPORTING FOR CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> THANK YOU ARIEL.
I'LL DEFINITELY BE MORE CAREFUL NEXT TIME I PARK ON CAMPUS.
>> ME TOO.
THE RECENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT INVOLVING POP STARS
CHRIS BROWN AND RIHANNA IS A HOT TOPIC.
>> BUT MANY DON'T REALIZE IT HAPPENS ON OUR CAMPUS.
FRANCES VEGA HAS MORE ON THE STORY.
>> HELP CENTERS USUALLY WARN STUDENTS AGAINST ALCOHOL
OR WALKING ALONE AT NIGHT.
DANGEROUS RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT DISCUSSED AS OFTEN.
EXPERT SAY ONE IN THREE TEENS REPORT KNOWING SOMEONE
WHO HAS BEEN HIT, PUNCHED, KICKED, SLAPPED,
CHOKED OR PHYSICALLY HURT BY THEIR PARTNER.
>> IT'S COMMON.
IT'S REALLY COMMON AND THERE'S AND IT'S I THINK IT MORE COMMON
THAN WE REALIZE BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF SILENCE AND SECRECY.
PEOPLE DON'T REPORT, DON'T COME FORWARD.
>> RESEARCHER SAY, YOUNG WOMEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16
TO 24 ARE MORE LIKELY THAN ANY OTHER GROUP TO DEAL
WITH VIOLENCE IN THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXPERT SAY IT CAN IT CAN BE HARD FOR VICTIMS
TO REALIZE THEY ARE EVEN BEING ABUSED.
>> EVEN IF A VICTIM OR A SURVIVOR HAS A HUNCH
THAT THEY'RE IN AN ABUSIVE SITUATION,
THEY MIGHT ALSO BE GETTING LOTS OF MESSAGES THAT SAYS
THAT HE'S JUST REALLY PASSIONATE OR --
YOU KNOW THIS ABUSE OR CONTROL AS A SIGN OF HOW MADLY
IN LOVE THAT PERSON IS.
>> RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE ADVOCATE SAY LOOKING
AT THE MOTIVATION BEHIND ABUSE MAY HELP RESEARCHERS
FIND SOLUTIONS.
HOWEVER, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR THEM
TO PREDICT WHAT CAUSES VIOLENCE.
>> IT IS JUST SO MUCH MORE COMPLICATED
AND SO MUCH MORE NUISANCE TO INDIVIDUALIZE AND
YET WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S NOT THAT UNIQUE.
>> OTHER REASONS RESEARCHERS HAVE FOUND ARE LOW SELF-ESTEEM,
STRESS, UNEMPLOYMENT AND A SENTIMENT ENTITLEMENT.
>> IF YOU TEND TO TRY TO BE SOMEONE YOU'RE NOT
AND WHEN YOU TRY TO BE SOMEONE YOU'RE NOT YOU RUN THE RISK
OF ACTING VIOLENT BECAUSE YOU'RE UNSATISFIED WITH YOURSELF.
>> RIHANNA AND CHRIS BROWN HAVE PROVEN
THAT ABUSE CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE.
THOSE WHO NEED HELP CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE
OF THIS TIME OF OPEN DIALOGUE.
THE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER HAS ESTABLISHED PROJECT SAFE
TO GUIDE VICTIMS OF RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE.
SURVIVORS CAN ALSO MAKE APPOINTMENTS
WITH THE SCHOOL'S COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES.
I'M FRANCES VEGA REPORTING FOR CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> I'M GLAD TO KNOW WE HAVE LOCAL RESOURCES
THAT HELP OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY.
>> AND SPEAKING OF HELPING OUR COMMUNITY WE HAVE TIFFANY
FERRARA OF FOUNDATION
FOR SECOND CHANCES HERE
TO DISCUSS THE CHILDREN'S MENTORING PROGRAM
WITH REPORTER JESSIE SIMS.
>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY TIFFANY.
SO, WHY DON'T YOU TELL US A LITTLE
ABOUT THE MENTORINGSHIP PROGRAM THAT YOU RUN?
>> FOUNDATION FOR SECOND CHANCES MENTORSHIP PROGRAM MATCHES ADULT
VOLUNTEERS FROM THE L.A. AREA WITH AT-RISK YOUTH
FROM GRADES FOUR TO FIVE.
>> HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING
IN NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
AND HOW DOES THIS ONE DIFFER FROM THE OTHER ONES?
>> I'VE BEEN A VOLUNTEER IN A NON-PRIVATE SECTOR FOR 12 YEARS,
EMPLOYED FOR SIX YEARS, PREDOMINANTLY DOING WORK
IN THE MENTORSHIP FIELD.
AND THIS ORGANIZATION DIFFERS FROM OTHER AGENCIES
THAT I'VE SEEN, ONE BECAUSE WE ARE TRULY GRASSROOTS.
WHAT I MEAN BY THIS IS THAT ALL THE WAY FROM THE TOP
OF OUR AGENCY OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DOWN TO THE PEOPLE
WHO ARE PROGRAM DIRECTORS OR PROGRAM AGENTS, WE ARE INVOLVED
WITH THE PARENTS, THE YOUTH, WE KNOW OUR VOLUNTEERS INTIMATELY,
WE KNOW OUR YOUTH AND OUR COMMUNITY INTIMATELY
AND IT'S VERY HANDS ON.
ADDITIONALLY MOST MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS
IN THE L.A. COMMUNITY ARE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS THAT WORK
WITH JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH WHO ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING
BECAUSE THEY'VE MADE SOME DECISIONS THAT ARE LEADING THEM
DOWN A NEGATIVE LIFE PATH.
OUR AGENCY DIFFERS BECAUSE WE WORK
WITH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YOUTH AND A MEANS TO PREVENT THEM
FROM MAKING NEGATIVE LIFE CHOICES ONCE THEY GET
IN TO THE JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL YEARS,
WHICH ARE REALLY CRUCIAL AND FORMATIVE YEARS.
SO, OUR GOAL IS TO EQUIP THE KIDS BEFORE THEY GET THERE,
SO THEY WON'T NEED SOMEONE TO INTERVENE,
BUT THEY ARE ALREADY EMPOWERED AND FULLY CAPABLE
TO LEAD THEMSELVES ON A PATH OF SUCCESS.
>> HOW CAN LONG -- CAL STATE LONG BEACH STUDENTS GET INVOLVED
AND WHAT KIND OF MENTORS DO YOU NEED?
>> WE ACTUALLY HAVE VOLUNTEER STAFF OF PEOPLE WHO ARE STARTING
OUT IN COLLEGE ALL THE WAY TO THE ELDERLY.
PEOPLE CAN VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.FFSCINC.ORG OR THE BEST WAY
TO GET INVOLVED
IN THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IS ACTUALLY TO EMAIL ME.
MY EMAIL IS TIFFANY@FFSCINC.ORG.
>> WHAT KIND OF MENTORS DO YOU NEED?
DO YOU NEED MALES, FEMALES ALL AGES?
>> ACTUALLY, IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS IN THE VOLUNTEER SECTOR
IN GENERAL YOU HAVE A LOT OF FEMALE VOLUNTEERS, BUT NOT A LOT
OF MALE AND WE HAVE A HUGE, HUGE NEED FOR MALE VOLUNTEERS.
OUT OF 30 MENTORS WE CURRENTLY HAVE 4 MALE MENTORS AND
YET WE HAVE ABOUT 20 YOUNG BOYS WHO NEED MEN IN THEIR LIVES
TO BE POSITIVE ROLE MODELS.
>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY TIFFANY.
>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
>> AFTER THE BREAK WE'LL TAKE A LOOK
AT HOW SOME STUDENT ARE FINANCING AN EXPERIENCE THEY
WON'T FORGET.
STAY TUNED.
>> MORE THAN ONE MILLION AMERICANS WILL BE DIAGNOSED
WITH SKIN CANCER THIS YEAR.
SKIN CANCER CAN BE DEADLY, BUT MOST OF IT CAN BE PREVENTED.
>> WHEN YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE OUT IN THE SUN YOU NEED TO SLIP
ON PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, SLAP ON A HAT
AND SLACK ON THE SUNSCREEN.
>> SKIN CANCER CAN AFFECT ANYONE.
NO MATTER WHAT SKIN YOU'RE IN.
WHETHER YOU'RE WORKING OR PLAYING.
REMEMBER TO PROTECT YOURSELF.
>> WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS CONNECTION.
WITH THE ECONOMY ON A DOWNTURN LONG BEACH STATE STUDENTS ARE
TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO FUND THEIR EDUCATION OVERSEAS.
KATRINA WATSON HAS MORE ON THE STORY.
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>> STUDY ABROAD SHIPS ARE ON THE RISE AT LONG BEACH STATE.
EACH YEAR STUDENTS TAKE
ON THE FINANCIAL OBLIGATION TO FINANCE A TRIP.
THE EDUCATION ABROAD OFFICE HAS OVER HUNDREDS OF TRIPS OFFER
TO STUDENTS THAT CAN MEET THEIR BUDGET.
>> WE JUST ADVICE STUDENTS
ON HOW THEY CAN FINANCE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.
SO, IF THEY ARE RECEIVING ANY FINANCIAL AID ALREADY,
FEDERAL STATE LOANS, THEY CAN USE THOSE MONEYS TO STUDY ABROAD
AND WE HELP THEM FIGURE OUT -- YOU KNOW HOW THEY DO THAT.
>> STATISTIC SHOW THAT LESS THAN 10%
OF U.S. COLLEGE STUDENTS ACTUALLY STUDY ABROAD.
>> EVERYONE IN YOUR GENERATION IS GOING TO BE WORKING
IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND NEEDS TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT.
SO, I THINK STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT GOING ABROAD IS ONE
OF THE WAYS TO PREPARE THEMSELVES TO LIVE AND WORK
IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.
>> STUDENTS WHO PLAN
ON ATTENDING A SUMMER TRIP MIGHT NOT HAVE
TO STRETCH THEIR AMERICAN DOLLAR IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
>> IF YOU'RE GOING FOR A SUMMER TRIP YOU CANNOT USE
FINANCIAL AID.
YOU CAN USE FINANCIAL AID IF YOU'RE GOING
FOR THE WHOLE SEMESTER OR FOR THE WHOLE YEAR.
>> STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO APPLY
FOR STUDENT LOANS AND SCHOLARSHIPS.
STAFF IN THE EDUCATION ABROAD OFFICE CAN ASSIST STUDENTS
WITH FINDING MORE.
>> I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE MONEY SAVED
FROM A PRIOR SCHOLARSHIP THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO
WITH STUDY ABOARD, SO THAT WAS KIND OF LIKE MY BASE FUND.
AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT I GOT A SCHOLARSHIP FROM CAL STATE
AND THEN OTHER THAN THAT I JUST PUT IN THE HOURS,
SIX DAYS A WEEK WAITRESSING.
>> WITHOUT THE HELP OF FINANCIAL AID
OR SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENTS STILL VALUE WHAT THEY GAIN
FROM THE TRIP.
>> I THINK IN THE LONG RUN THE EXPENSES I CAN PAY BACK,
BUT THE EXPERIENCES WILL ALWAYS BE THERE
AND THERE'LL BE SOMETHING THAT I'LL CARRY
ON THROUGHOUT MY LIFE.
>> IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THE MANY WAYS ON HOW
TO FINANCE YOUR OWN STUDY ABOARD TRIP YOU CAN VISIT THE EDUCATION
ABROAD OFFICE IN BROTMAN HALL, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
THIS IS KATRINA WATSON REPORTING FOR CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> THANK YOU KATRINA.
THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO TRAVEL
AND EXPLORE THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF OUR BEACH CITY.
AND WITH THE ECONOMY AS IT IS THE FINANCIAL HELP IS GREAT.
>> I KNOW I'M MOTIVATED.
HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE CURRENT ECONOMY IS DR. SEIJI STEIMETZ
WITH REPORTER LYDIA HAM.
>> THANK YOU DR. STEIMETZ FOR JOINING US TODAY.
>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
>> SIR, CURRENTLY WE ARE GOING THROUGH A RECESSION.
DOES IT COMPARE TO THE GREAT DEPRESSION?
>> WELL, AS AN ECONOMIST WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE.
WE HAVE TO CONSIDER KEY STATISTICS
THAT ARE OFTEN LOOKED AT.
ONE WOULD BE UNEMPLOYMENT FOR INSTANCE.
NOW, WE'RE CURRENTLY AT ABOUT 8% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
THAT WERE 2.2% SHORTER IN JOBS THAN WE WERE LAST YEAR.
NOW, LET'S COMPARE THAT TO THE BEGINNING
OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION, SAY IN 1930 WHEN JOB LOSS WAS ABOUT 5%
AND IN 1931 ANOTHER 6.5% AND THEN 1932 ANOTHER 7%.
SO, ON THAT FRONT, WE'RE NOT QUITE NEAR
WITH THE DEPRESSION WAS AS FAR AS EMPLOYMENT GOES.
ANOTHER KEY INDICATOR IS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.
THINK OF THAT AS THE VALUE OF EVERYTHING WE PRODUCED.
THINK OF THAT AS A REFLECTION OF WHAT -- WHAT OUR INCOME IS.
NOW, WE ACTUALLY HAD A RISE
IN GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT LAST YEAR.
THIS YEAR THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PROJECTS
THAT WE'RE GOING TO LOSE ABOUT 2% IN OVERALL GDP.
NOW, IN 1930, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FELL BY ABOUT 9%,
1931 BY ABOUT 8%, 1932 BY ANOTHER 13%.
AGAIN, IT'S VERY DIFFICULT AT THIS POINT TO MAKE COMPARISONS
BETWEEN A RECESSION WE ARE EXPERIENCING NOW WHICH IS,
ALTHOUGH SEVERE NUMERICALLY NOT A LOT DIFFERENT
THAN WHAT WE EXPERIENCE IN THE EARLY 80'S.
MEANWHILE IN THE DEPRESSION --
YOU KNOW WE TALK ABOUT 25 TO 30 BANK FAILURES.
IN THE DEPRESSION THERE WERE OVER 10,000 BANK FAILURES.
OR WE LOOK AT THE STOCK MARKET.
WE'VE LOST ABOUT 40% OF ITS PEAK VALUES SINCE A FEW YEARS AGO.
DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION THE STOCK MARKET LOST NEARLY 90%
OF ITS VALUE.
SO, THAT'S AN ECONOMIST'S SHORT WAY OF SAYING
THAT IT'S NOT QUITE A COMPARISON YET.
>> SO, DID THE RECESSION SURPRISE YOU
OR DID IT NOT SURPRISE YOU.
>> IT ABSOLUTELY SURPRISED ME.
I LOST 40% OF MY SAVINGS.
ECONOMIST ARE CERTAINLY NOT IMMUNE FORM THIS
AND I THINK THIS BRINGS UP A KEY POINT ABOUT WHAT WE SEE
IN THE STOCK MARKET, THE VOLATILITY WE SEE NOW IS
THAT IT'S NOT BAD NEWS ABOUT THE ECONOMY THAT MAKES STOCKS CRASH.
WHAT'S -- WHAT CREATES THIS VOLATILITY IS UNEXPECTED BAD
NEWS, RIGHT?
THEN THERE'S UNCERTAINTY AS TO HOW
TO APPROACH THE INFORMATION THEY ARE GIVING.
WELL, THE SHORT ANSWER IS BAD NEWS IS BAD,
BUT UNEXPECTED BAD NEWS IS REALLY BAD
AND EVERYBODY'S SURPRISED BY IT AND THAT'S
WHEN YOU SEE THINGS START TO PRECIPITATE.
>> SO, PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS BEEN TRYING
TO RAISE OUR CONFIDENCE IN OUR ECONOMY.
DOES OUR CONFIDENCE MATTER AT ALL IN OUR ECONOMY?
>> YES, IF YOU THINK ABOUT --
YOU KNOW GETTING BACK FOR INSTANCE TO THE STOCK MARKET.
IF YOU THINK ABOUT WHY DO WE INVEST IN COMPANIES,
IT'S TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR BUSINESSES
TO DEVELOP THEIR PRODUCTS AND TO GROW THEIR BUSINESSES,
TO GROW OUR ECONOMY AS SUCH, TO PROVIDE JOBS.
AND IF WE'RE NOT CONFIDENT IN THE INVESTMENTS WE MAKE,
WE'RE NOT CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO PLACE OUR CAPITAL
IN THEIR HANDS THEN THAT'S GOING TO STIFLE THE GROWTH THAT COMES
FROM THESE INVESTMENTS.
>> OKAY. THANK YOU, DR. STIMOS FOR JOINING US TODAY.
>> THANK YOU.
>> WHEN WE RETURN THE BUZZ ON THE NEW RENOVATIONS
THAT STUDENTS CAN'T SEEM TO STOP TALKING ABOUT.
DON'T GO AWAY.
>> THE MOST DANGEROUS THING...
>> OUR KIDS HAVE TO DEAL WITH TODAY...
>> ISN'T VIOLENCE.
>> IT ISN'T DRUGS.
>> IT'S UNHEALTHY FOOD.
>> TOO MANY OF OUR KIDS ARE OVERWEIGHT.
>> THEY'RE HEADED FOR DIABETES, HEART PROBLEMS, OR WORSE.
>> THEY NEED TO EAT HEALTHY THINGS.
>> LIKE VEGETABLES, FRUITS, HIGH FIBER VEGETARIAN FOODS.
>> AS OUR KIDS GROW, THE RIGHT FOODS CAN HELP PROTECT THEM
FROM OBESITY, HEART PROBLEMS, DIABETES AND EVEN CANCER.
TO FIND OUT MORE CALL FOR A FREE BOOKLET
OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE KIDSGETHEALTHY.ORG.
>> WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.
>> GOOD NEWS FOR HUNGRY STUDENTS.
THE CAMPUS OUTPOST RESTAURANT HAS FINALLY OPENED.
>> ROBERT GUERRA HAS MORE.
>> ALMOST A FULL YEAR AFTER THE FIRST SCHEDULE
OF THE OPENING DATE THE NEWLY RENOVATED CAMPUS OUTPOST GRILL
AND CONVENIENCE STORE IS BACK IN BUSINESS.
>> WHEN WE ORIGINALLY PLANNED, WE WANT TO BE OPEN A YEAR AGO,
BUT THAT WAS VERY AMBITIOUS AND PROBABLY TOO AMBITIOUS.
WE WANTED TO BE OPEN MORE REALISTICALLY,
PROBABLY LAST FALL.
THE CONSTRUCTION DELAYS TOOK AS PAST THAT UNTIL THIS DATE.
>> PENROD SAYS THAT IN OVERLY EXPENSIVE FIRST DESIGN,
DIFFICULTY LOCATING UNDERGROUND UTILITIES AND THE SERIES
OF NON-RESPONSIVE GENERAL CONTRACTORS WERE JUST A FEW
OF THE SNAGS IN THE FIVE
AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION PROJECT.
>> WE PLANNED FOR SOME OF THAT, SOME OF THAT WE DIDN'T PLAN FOR.
WE'VE MANAGED ACCORDINGLY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE --
YOU KNOW DOING WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO MANAGE OUR FINANCIAL
AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS.
TIMES ARE A LITTLE HARD NOW, BUT WE'RE GOING TO BE OKAY
AND WE ARE HAPPY WE ARE OPEN NOW.
>> DURING THE MONTHS THAT THE OUTPOST WAS CLOSED
FOR RENOVATIONS STUDENTS AND FACULTY OPENLY COMPLAINED
ABOUT HAVING TO HIKE THE UPPER CAMPUS
TO BUY THEIR FOOD AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
>> IN THE PAST I'VE HAD TO GO UP TO UPPER CAMPUS AND GET A BITE
TO EAT AND NOW THAT THE OUTPOST IS OPEN IT'S VERY CONVENIENT
SINCE ALL MY CLASSES ARE IN THE PE BUILDING.
>> CUSTOMERS CAN BUY EVERYTHING FROM A SINGLE LOCATION,
WHILE ALSO BEING PROVIDED WITH BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SITTING
TO STUDY AND SOCIALIZE.
>> AND IT'S JUST NICE TO HAVE PLACES TO SIT DOWN
AND JUST RELAX AND ENJOY YOURSELF, TAKE YOUR TIME EATING,
INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING TO BE IN THE RUSH.
>> COUPLED WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW PARKING STRUCTURES
IN LOT 11 AND THE ANTICIPATED GRAND OPENING
OF THE NEW REC CENTER IN 2010 CAMPUS OFFICIALS BELIEVE OUTPOST
BUSINESS WILL THRIVE AS A RESULT OF THE HIGH VOLUME
OF TRAFFIC IN THE AREA.
>> THIS WAS ALWAYS REALLY OUR MOST POPULAR LOCATION
ON THE WHOLE CAMPUS, SO WE EXPECTED TO GO BACK
TO BEING NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST.
>> REPORTING FOR CAMPUS CONNECTION, THIS IS ROBERT GARA.
>> LOOKS LIKE STUDENTS ENJOY HAVING A PLACE
TO EAT AT LOWER CAMPUS.
>> YEAH, SURE DOES.
I LIKE THEIR CHILI CHEESEBURGERS MYSELF.
>> I MIGHT TRY IT SOMETIME.
>> YEAH.
>> WELL, STUDENTS CAN ALSO LOOK FORWARD
TO THE OPENING OF ANOTHER FACILITY.
ONLY THIS ONE WILL HELP THEM STAY IN SHAPE.
>> ERICA MCCLAUGHERTY PREVIEWS THE STUDENT
RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER.
>> CAL STATE LONG BEACH HAS FINALLY STARTED THE CONSTRUCTION
OF A $61 MILLION STUDENT RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER.
THE FACILITY WILL OFFER FITNESS CLASSES, 8 BASKETBALL COURTS,
AN INDOOR TRACK AND AN OLYMPIC-SIZED SWIMMING POOL.
WITH THE CENTER STUDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED
TO STAY ON CAMPUS LONGER.
>> I THINK IT'S A GREAT, GREAT WAY FOR PEOPLE TO --
WHO WOULD NORMALLY JUST COME AND LEAVE CAMPUS REALLY QUICKLY
TO COME AND STAY AND ENJOY THEMSELVES ON CAMPUS.
>> IN A TIME WHEN JOBS ARE SCARCE THOSE IN NEED
OF EMPLOYMENT CAN LOOK TO THE NEW CENTER
FOR JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS.
>> AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING THINGS --
COMPONENTS OF THE RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER
BECAUSE IT'S BRINGING 200
TO 300 MORE STUDENT JOBS RIGHT ON CAMPUS.
>> THE CENTER WILL HIRE CSULB STUDENTS BEFORE HIRING
OUTSIDE APPLICANTS.
>> THE NEAT JOBS AND THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE NOT BEING HIRED NOT
ONLY BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH JOBS OUTSIDE,
BUT ALSO BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT GRADUATED YET, SO IN CAMPUS
OR ON CAMPUS JOB WILL BE THE GREATEST, GREATEST,
GREATEST SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM.
>> STUDENTS CAN USE THE CENTER TO STUDY,
SOCIALIZE OR JUST TAKE A BREAK.
>> I THINK THAT WITH THE REC CENTER ON CAMPUS THERE'S GOING
TO JUST BE THAT ATMOSPHERE OF WHERE IF A STUDENT WANTS TO GO
AND WORK OUT OR JUST GO SOMEWHERE AND RELAX,
YOU CAN BE ABLE TO NAP.
>> TO GET A SNEAK PEAK
OF THE CENTER YOU CAN TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE
AT ASI'S HOMEPAGE.
>> THE 3D ANIMATION THAT FEATURE THAT WE'LL HAVE
ON OUR WEBSITE ONCE IT'S COMPLETED WILL HAVE A VIRTUAL
TOUR OF THE FACILITY ALONG WITH THE VOICE OVER
AND HANDICAPPED FEATURE SO THAT PEOPLE WOULD VISUALLY --
HEARING IMPAIRED CAN ALSO WATCH THE VIDEO.
>> STUDENTS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE COMPLETION
OF THE RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER IN THE SUMMER OF 2010.
NOW, YOU KNOW WHAT'S OVER THE GREEN FENCE.
THIS IS ERIKA MCCLARITY WITH CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> THANKS ERIKA.
ONE LONG BEACH STATE ALUM IS MAKING GOOD USE
OF THE SKILLS HE LEARNED HERE.
>> ROB FREKER INTERVIEWS
JOHN CANALIS.
HE'S A FORMER EDITOR OF THE DAILY 49ER
AND IS CURRENTLY A REPORTER FOR THE PRESS TELEGRAM.
>> JOHN, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME TODAY.
>> OH, YOU'RE WELCOME.
I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE.
>> TELL ME ABOUT WORKING FOR THE PRESS TELEGRAM
AND WHAT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
>> WELL, I ENJOY THE VARIETY OF THE EXPERIENCES I GET TO HAVE.
ONE DAY I'LL BE HANDLING -- YOU KNOW AN ACT OF VIOLENCE
OR SOMETHING HORRIBLE LIKE THAT.
THE NEXT DAY I'LL BE DOING A FEATURE ON A WONDERFUL LIBRARIAN
AND THEN AFTER THAT IT'S ON TO POLITICS.
SO, I ENJOY THE FACT THAT THE JOB CHANGES EVERYDAY.
>> YOUR EXECUTIVE EDITOR RICH ARCHBOLD WAS RECENTLY ON CAMPUS
FOR THE CAREER'S DAY AND HE SAID NEWSPAPERS HAVE THE WRONG
BUSINESS MODEL.
DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT?
>> I THINK THAT THE BUSINESS MODEL IS CHANGING.
I THINK IT WAS THE RIGHT BUSINESS MODEL
FOR THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS, AT LEAST TO THE PRESS TELEGRAM.
AND NOW WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE MONEY OFF THE INTERNET
AND SO THAT'S THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE WE FACE.
THE OLD BUSINESS MODEL IS STILL PAYING OUR BILLS.
WE MAKE 95% OF OUR REVENUE FROM PRINTS STILL AND RIGHT NOW,
SO THAT LEAVES ABOUT 5% FROM ONLINE
AND IT'S QUITE A CHALLENGE TO SORT OF, FOOT THOSE NUMBERS,
BUT THAT'S THE DIRECTION WE HAVE TO GO IN.
>> WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY'RE TRYING
TO PUT ON THE INTERNET?
>> WELL, WE PUT ALL OF OUR DAILY CONTENT,
ALL OF THE PRINT CONTENT GOES ONLINE
AND THEN THERE ARE ALSO A LOT OF THINGS
THAT ARE EXCLUSIVE TO THE WEBSITE.
THESE DAYS WE CAN'T FIT AS MANY STORIES AS WE'D LIKE IN PRINT,
SO A LOT OF THEM END UP RUNNING ONLINE ONLY.
THERE ARE ALSO A LOT OF VIDEO FEATURES, PHOTO GALLERIES,
SOME LIMITED AMOUNT OF DATABASE ANALYSIS AND THINGS LIKE THAT
FROM OUR AREA, CRIME STATS, THAT SORT OF THING.
>> UCI DEAN ERWIN CHEMERINSKY RECENTLY SAID
THAT IF NEWSPAPERS FAIL, NO ONE WILL BEAR WITNESS.
WHAT DOES HE MEAN BY THAT?
>> WELL, I THINK THAT HE PROBABLY MEANS
THAT NO ONE WILL BE THERE TO WATCH THE GOVERNMENT OR WATCH
OVER THE GOVERNMENT, WATCH WHAT IT'S DOING
AND KEEPING EYE ON IT.
AND LIKE I WOULDN'T BE ONE TO DISAGREE WITH ERWIN CHEMERINSKY,
BUT I ALSO THINK THAT THERE WILL BE PEOPLE WHO WILL STEP IN.
I MEAN, THERE ARE ALREADY OUR BLOGGERS AND LOTS
OF NEWS ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE SORT OF KEEPING AN EYE
ON GOVERNMENT AGAIN AND BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY.
BUT I'M NOT SURE IF THE DEPTH WILL REMAIN
THAT YOU GET FROM NEWSPAPERS.
>> DO YOU THINK THERE ARE ANY ADVANTAGES OR DISADVANTAGES
OF WORKING IN LONG BEACH MEDIA MARKET AS OPPOSED
TO L.A. OR ORANGE COUNTY?
>> WELL, THERE ARE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES
BECAUSE WE HAVE A GOOD SIZE CITY,
ABOUT HALF A MILLION PEOPLE AND THEN THE PRESS TELEGRAM GOES
INTO NEIGHBORING CITIES LIKE LAKEWOOD AND CERRITOS.
SO, WE PROBABLY HAVE A CIRCULATION --
I MEAN A POPULATION IN THE --
OUR COVERAGE AREAS PROBABLY OVER A MILLION.
SO, YOU GET A GOOD SIZE URBAN ENVIRONMENT,
BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU KNOW, IT'S SMALL ENOUGH
THAT IT'S ACCESSIBLE AND THAT YOU CAN GET THE STORIES QUICKLY.
BUT, WE ARE -- ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE OVERSHADOWED BY L.A.
AND ORANGE COUNTY IN A SENSE
BECAUSE THESE ARE BIGGER MARKETS.
>> IT SEEMS THAT AS A RECENT GRADUATE
OF LONG BEACH STATE YOU WERE ONE OF THE LAST TO BE ABLE
TO SEAMLESSLY TRANSITION
INTO A NEWSPAPER JOB HERE IN LONG BEACH.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A PROSPECT FOR FUTURE JOURNALISTS?
>> I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE CHALLENGING FOR A JOURNALIST
IN PRINT AND BROADCAST, IN ELECTRONIC MEDIA.
A LOT OF THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE SHRINKING,
SO YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF THAT REALITY AND WITHIN LONG BEACH,
IT'S PRETTY TOUGH RIGHT NOW TO SAY
THAT NOBODY IS REALLY HIRING AS FAR AS I KNOW.
BUT, I THINK IT WILL START TO OPEN UP WITH THE ECONOMY, SO...
>> JOHN, THANKS SO MUCH FOR SPENDING SOME TIME HERE WITH US.
>> THANKS A LOT.
I APPRECIATE IT.
>> ALRIGHT.
WHEN WE COME BACK WE'LL LOOK
AT A PLACE SOME CONSIDER THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE WORLD
AND IT'S RIGHT HERE ON CAMPUS.
>> HE GRADUATED FROM ONE OF THE BEST MEDICAL SCHOOL,
WALKED IN TO A BUILT-IN PRACTICE.
AS AN AIR FORCE FLIGHT SURGEON, HE'S LEARNED
THAT NOT ALL BATTLES ARE FOUGHT IN THE AIR.
AND TO UNDERSTAND THE STRESSES OF HIGH SPEED FLIGHT HE HAS
TO EXPERIENCE THEM FIRST HAND.
SO IF YOU WANT TO PRACTICE MEDICINE
IN A MORE STIMULATING ATMOSPHERE, CALL 1-800-423-USAF.
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>> WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.
>> CAMPUS CONNECTION REPORTER NICKI MCVEY
LOOKS ANOTHER HISTORY AND FUTURE
OF THE SACRED PUVUNGNA SITE ON CAMPUS.
>> THE 22-ACRES SITE ALONG BELLFLOWER BOULEVARD MAY JUST
APPEAR TO BE AN OVERGROWN LOT.
HOWEVER, TO THE PEOPLE
OF THE GABRIELINO TRIBE IT IS A SITE OF SIGNIFICANCE.
IT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE BIRTHPLACE
OF THEIR LAWGIVER AND GOD.
IT IS ALSO BELIEVE BY SOME TO BE THE PLACE
OF THE CREATION OF THE WORLD.
>> PUVUNGNA, THOU ART CREATOR [INAUDIBLE].
WITH THE LAST OF THE CREATIONS, OF FIRST BEING THE EARTH,
THE WATER, THE ROCKS, THE PLANTS,
IT WAS THE LAST OF THOSE CREATIONS.
>> BEGINNING IN THE 1960'S THE GABRIELINO TRIBE HAS FOUGHT
TO PRESERVE THE LAND FROM POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.
THE UNIVERSITY FIRST ATTEMPTED
TO BUILD A STRIP MALL ON THE SITE.
THIS WAS MET WITH PROTEST AND A LAWSUIT BEING FILED
TO HALT ANY CONSTRUCTION.
THE TRIBE CONTRIBUTES THE SUCCESS OF THEIR PROTEST
TO 78-YEAR OLD LILLIAN ROBLES.
ROBLES SLEPT ON THE LAND FOR 2 WEEKS FACING POLICE, DEVELOPERS,
CAMPUS OFFICIALS AND BULLDOZERS.
THE GABRIELINOS VALUE AND RESPECT ELDERS SUCH AS ROBLES
FOR ALL THEY HAVE DONE.
AT THE ANNUAL PUVUNGNA EVENT HELD
ON CAMPUS GABRIELINO ELDERS WERE HONORED.
>> I'LL TELL YOU WHO FOUGHT HARDER FOR US TO BE HERE,
OUR GRANDPARENTS, THE ELDERS.
THEY ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE SUFFERED FOR US.
AND THEY ARE HERE REPRESENTING THEIR ELDERS, OUR RELATIVES
WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US SUCH AS LILLIAN ROBLES.
>> CURRENTLY THERE ARE SYMBOLIC ITEMS
ON THE SITE INCLUDING A CROSS AND POLL ADORNED WITH RIBBONS,
BEADS AND SHELLS AMONG SOME OTHER THINGS.
THE ITEMS ARE DECORATED WITH PAINTINGS IN THE COLORS RED,
BLACK, WHITE AND YELLOW.
THEY ALSO INVOLVED THE TRIBE SAYING, OF HONOR THE CIRCLE.
WHILE NO FORMAL DECISION HAS BEEN MADE ABOUT THE LAND,
THE SITE HAS REMAINED UNTOUCHED
AND THE UNIVERSITY HAS NEVER INTERFERED
WITH THE TRIBE'S ACTIVITIES.
REPORTING FOR CAMPUS CONNECTION, I'M NICKY MCVY.
>> AFTER THE SEASON THEY HAD LAST YEAR NOBODY WOULD HAVE
PREDICTED THE KIND OF SUCCESS THE MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM IS
CURRENTLY HAVING.
>> THEY HAVE A SHOT AT THE BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
AND THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.
AARON HUERTA HAS MORE.
>> FROM HARD WORK BY THE PLAYERS IN THE OFF SEASON
AND COUNTLESS HOURS PUT IN BY THE COACHES OUT RECRUITING,
SECOND YEAR HEAD COACH DAN MONSON BELIEVES THEY HAVE FOUND
THE RIGHT COMPONENTS
FOR SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM TODAY AND THE FUTURE.
>> IT'S JUST LIKE BUILDING A HOUSE.
IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IN ONE DAY OR EVEN ONE YEAR --
YOU KNOW WE'RE WE'VE GOT A GOOD FOUNDATION RIGHT NOW.
BUT IF YOU LOOK AT A FOUNDATION OF A HOUSE IT'S JUST A BUNCH
OF CEMENT AND IT'S NOT A VERY PRETTY HOUSE
AND THAT'S WHAT WE ARE RIGHT NOW.
WE STILL GOT TO BUILDING TO DO SO THAT FIVE YEARS
FROM NOW ONCE YOU GET THAT HOUSE BUILT IT LOOKS THE SAME
FOR YEARS TO COME.
>> AFTER A TOUGH PRESEASON AGAINST POWERHOUSE PROGRAMS
LIKE WISCONSIN, SYRACUSE AND OREGON, THE 49ERS HEADING
IN TO CONFERENCE PLAY WITH THE FIVE AND SEVEN RECORD
AND HAVING MANY PEOPLE WONDER IF THIS YEAR WAS GOING
TO BE A REPEAT OF LAST YEARS.
BUT COACH MONSON DID NOT PANIC AND UNDERSTOOD
THAT A BASKETBALL SEASON IS A MARATHON
AND USE HIS TEAM'S STRENGTHS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN CONFERENCE PLAY
AND NOW MAKING A RUN FOR THE BIG GAMES.
>> WELL, I THINK OUR STRENGTH OF OUR TEAM IS OUR DEPTH,
YOU KNOW WE LOSE OUR BEST PLAYER OR RATING SCORE
AND ARE STILL ABLE TO CONTENT FOR A LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP.
I THINK THAT TELLS YOU ONE THING
THAT IT'S NOT JUST BASED ON ONE PLAYER.
IT'S BEEN A TEAM THROUGH AND THROUGH.
>> THIS TEAM COACH MONSON IS REFERRING TO IS A YOUNG SQUAD
AND HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD OF THEM
WITH THREE [INAUDIBLE] FRESHMEN PLAYING SIGNIFICANT MINUTES
THIS YEAR.
BUT WITH MARCH MADNESS PLAY RIGHT
AROUND THE CORNER THE TEAM IS FOCUSED ON THIS YEAR
AND AS A CONTINGENT
FOR A REGULAR SEASON BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP,
A TWO ROUND BY TO START OFF THE BIG WEST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
AND A SPOT IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT.
>> PLAY AS A TEAM.
WE'RE ALL -- WE'RE ALL BACK DONOVAN’S BACK,
ARTURAS' IS BACK, SO OUR FAMILIES BACK TOGETHER,
SO WE ARE GOING TO JUST DOMINATE.
>> WIN THE LAST FOUR -- FOUR GAMES.
WIN THE BIG WEST OF COURSE.
>> COURTS OUT OF THE PYRAMID, I'M AARON WARTA,
REPORTING FOR CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> I HOPE THEY MAKE THE TOURNAMENT.
>> YEAH, WE ALL DO.
WELL, THAT ENDS THIS EDITION OF CAMPUS CONNECTION.
>> BE SURE TO JOIN US AGAIN FOR OUR BROADCAST NEXT TIME.
>> THANKS FOR WATCHING.
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