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On itʼs fifth stop, the travelling gallery “Raw Boiled and Cooked: Comics on the Verge” is being dis-played at the Cal State Fullerton Grand Central Art Center in the Artistʼs Village in Santa Ana.

The gallery, which focuses on North American comic artists, origi-nated in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

While stopping at other art galler-ies across the nation, Paul Candler, the curator of the show from the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,

sees the display as unique because comics arenʼt normally displayed in art centers. you would see comics in,” Candler “This isnʼt a normal venue that

said. “Theyʼre normally in your magazines and comic format, and theyʼre not usually hung on walls. I think comics belong on walls just like anything else, itʼs art to me.”

Candler said the gallery was designed to show people a different side of comic book art.

“I just wanted to show people that there are so many great comics out there that adults can pay atten-tion to,” he said.

The art displayed in the gallery had a mature theme that included pieces based on rape, the peddling of Western ideals across the world and an oversized board game based on the life of a homeless person.

There was also a piece based on the seven deadly sins, which were displayed as shot glasses and included an illustration of the shot Fast, easy and cheap. Thatʼs the

way people seem to eat nowadays. With the option to choose a healthy lifestyle, many Americans seem to forgo healthy eating and instead choose instant gratification through fast food.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 60 per-cent of Americans are either obese or overweight. Out of this percent-age, an estimated 16 percent of chil-dren and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are overweight.

“So much of America is beauti-ful,” said Ada Schulz, a nutritionist at Cal State Fullerton. “But not our eating habits.”

With the abundance of fast food chains, it seems as if people canʼt walk down the street without pass-ing a McDonaldʼs or Burger Kpass-ing.

In California alone, there are 1,297 operating McDonaldʼs, according to their Web site. Outside of California, the company

has sold billions of burgers world-wide. Many believe that fast food contributes to the obesity of mil-lions.

The blockbuster hit, “Super Size Me,” is a prime example of one

per-sonʼs opinion that America is eating itself to death. Director, producer and guinea pig of the experiment, Morgan Spurlock, goes on a month-long road trip to interview experts in 20 U.S. cities and eats nothing but McDonaldʼs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

By the end of the study, Spurlock gained a substantial amount of weight, developed heart problems and depression associated with his

fast food eating habits.

Although the film might be inter-preted as an exaggeration of a food frenzy, it is plausible that fast-food companies try to accommodate their customers to the best of their ability as a way of making “heavy users” out of them.

Spurlock used his film as an example of how Americans over-look health concerns when it comes to eating out. Sharing Spurlockʼs view, Schulz compared the human body to a vehicle.

“People would not compromise with the fuel for our vehicles,” she

said. “No matter how much the price of gas.”

She said the same should apply to eating habits.

“What goes into your body becomes your fuel.”

Understanding the consequences that come with eating fast food, no matter how fast, easy and cheap it may be is important for students to consider.

“I know itʼs [bad] for me,” said Christina Kim, a junior human ser-vices major. “But itʼs so convenient, somewhat cheap and easily acces-sible. And Iʼm happy with it.”

Nancy Tao, a junior child devel-opment major, sides with Kim.

“I think [fast food] is good, con-venient and efficient,” she said. “Because there are so many – and they have drive-thruʼs.”

For others, fast food is only a means to silence the rumbling in their stomachs – not the main source of a good meal.

“Fast food is only good on the go,” said Duong Le, a business major. “But if I had a choice of eating home-cooked meals or at a restaurant, then I wouldnʼt eat fast food.”

The Department of Health and Human Services suggests that peo-ple aim for a healthy weight by being active and eating well.

On campus, Schultz can discuss eating habits with students and help set them on a path to proper nutri-tion based on discussion about exer-cise and eating properly.

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It is time to wake up and find solutions to the problems that plague African-American communities, said more than 40 members of various African-American clubs and orga-nizations Thursday evening at the Alumni House.

The Waking Up Dialogue, sponsored by the Alliance for the Preservation of African Consciousness, was a town hall meeting held to inform the Cal State Fullerton community of the issues that stand in the way of African-American progression.

“This is what APAC stands for. Itʼs time for us to raise awareness so that all the groups on campus can join together in order to help bet-ter our communities,” said Warner Brown, president of APAC.

One by one, students in the audience pointed out reasons why African-Americans are apathetic to the problems facing their communi-ties.

One passionate student asserted that the biggest problem with the African-American community is that there is no sense of community.

“We are all about ourselves, and until we can learn to work not only with ourselves, but with other people, we will not progress,” said Victoria

Eley, an afro-ethnic studies major. Christopher Walton, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, said he believes another problem is that African-Americans are not aware of their roots.

“This is a major problem because we allow outside influences like tele-vision and other media outlets tell us who we are,” he said.

Franklin Vinson, a facilitator of the dialogue and member of APAC, said one of the major problems is that African-Americans do not teach their children to put education first.

“We push black children to be more athletic,” Vinson said. “Instead of putting athletics first, we need to put education first. We get so caught up in showing support at athletic games that we fail to support our children academically. What we need to do is support them by tak-ing them to the library and putttak-ing a book in their hands.”

After two hours of addressing the problems, Brown proposed that stu-dents come up with solutions.

“We are not too young to start change. The students at the Woolworth lunch counters were our age when they started. It time to stop talking about the problems and come up with solutions that will help our communities,” Brown said.

Students proposed that vari-ous organizations set up a shadow day program that would allow high school students from urban neigh-borhoods to come to campus and spend the day with student leaders.

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The rain stayed away from the festivities at Fridayʼs Special Games, allowing the participants in this unconventional sporting event to fully enjoy this yearʼs games – which mark the 20th anniversary of the event – at

Cal State Fullerton. This time around, the event drew the largest number of participants ever.

Approximately 3,000 special ath-letes, along with over 2,000 volun-teers, gathered at the sports field north of the Titan Gymnasium. The vol-unteers present during the athletesʼ arrival formed a human wall, stretch-ing from one end of the field to the other.

Most volunteers were representa-tives from elementary, junior high and high schools, coming from Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Some schools had mandatory participation for their students, while others volun-teered to come and spend a day with the special athletes.

Marlene Hernandez, a junior at Fullerton High School, expressed her reasons for volunteering.

“[Itʼs] life changing to help out,” she said. “[We can] realize what we take for granted.”

Hernandez decided to help when the school made an announcement about the event. She said she would “love to come again” for next yearʼs games.

Two football players from Anaheimʼs Savanna High School escorted Fernando Alcala, of Tustin High School, during the games. Habacuc Jara and Francisco Saucedo, both juniors, volunteered for the event along with other members of the Savanna football team.

“We just like helping the special kids,” Jara said.

“As a football team, [we felt it was] good for the community,” Saucedo added.

Jara and Saucedo heard announce-ments at their school about the event and wanted to volunteer again next year.

The games were all about vol-unteers getting to know the spe-cial athletes and spending the day doing activities set up for the

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Americans considered

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X-rated film shows

students the reality

of Asian sexuality

An Asian-American couple was shown having sex on the big screen of the Mackey Auditorium in the Ruby Gerontology Center on Thursday.

The X-rated video, entitled “Yellocaust: A Patriot Act,” marked the conclusion of Cal State Fullertonʼs celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

“We wanted to present something that needed to be exposed,” said Asian-American studies professor Susan Shoho, who helped organize the event. “But itʼs not about show-ing a skin flick; itʼs about cultural education.”

UC Davis Asian-American stud-ies professor Darrell Y. Hamamoto, who directed the six-minute politi-cized pornography, said he created “Yellocaust” for several reasons.

One reason is that the Asian com-munity was going through systemic genocide by the United States mili-tary. To underscore that impression, Hamamoto edited into “Yellocaust” sounds of people wailing and a scroll-ing text outlinscroll-ing historical informa-tion.

For example, according to the video, 200,000 Filipinos died in the hands of American soldiers. The movie also addressed a pro-posal to sterilize Asian-Americans and claimed some Chinese men have

been unable to procreate with their wives because of a United States ban on Chinese women entering into the United States.

In order to survive this “slow-motion Holocaust,” Asians must have sexual vitality, Hamamoto said.

But the problem is that the white-dominated media has portrayed Asian men as emasculated, Hamamoto added.

Asian-American studies senior Chaz Curry agreed.

“His attempt to justify the Asian-American male stereotype by making an adult film with the sole purpose of casting an Asian-American male is very radical, but at the same time

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Daily Titan Staff

Dr. Darrell Hamamoto, a UC Asian-American studies professor, spoke on Asian-American sexuality and racism as perceived in American media on campus on Thursday.

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Traveling comic gallery trucks into Art Center

Exhibit on mission to

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Daily Titan Staff

A game board based on a homeless person is one of the many pieces on display at the Grand Central Art Center in the Artist’s Village in Santa Ana.

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Cal State Fullerton student Frankie Aceves, a Radio-TV-Film major and officer of Hip-Hop Congress, DJ at “Get up 2 Get Down,” an event held at the Titan Student Union Pub on Thursday.

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Family Bowling Night between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

If youʼre looking to get back into shape, but feel like you donʼt have the time, Fitness and Wellness Programs in the Kinesiology Building and Health Services Center might be the answer. KHS, room 203 will host “Guts, Butts and Thighs” from 12:10 p.m. to 12:55 p.m., “Freestyle Aerobics” from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and “Cardio Dance” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Reebok Spinning” will be in KHS, room 264 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

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MOSCOW – Changing the tone from tough talk to friendship, President Bush and Vladimir Putin went out of their way to take a unified stand on Middle East peace and terrorism Sunday after sharp words in recent days about democratic backsliding and postwar Soviet domination. A smiling Putin even put Bush behind the wheel of his prized 1956 Volga, a pristine white sedan, and let him take it for a spin around the grounds of his private compound 25 miles west of Moscow. Putin also kidded the president about Laura Bushʼs recent comedy routine.

Military confronts reckless air crashes

WASHINGTON – A deadly aircraft accident in Afghanistan last summer is one of a series of exasperating crashes in the military that was blamed on recklessness, not enemy gunfire or faulty equipment, The Associated Press found. Events that led to the crash unfolded as 11 Marines packed into an Army Black Hawk helicopter in eastern Afghanistan asked for an exciting flight on an otherwise dull mission, demonstrating for visiting dignitaries how troops are sped into battle.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The judge overseeing the case of a man charged with a string of Ohio highway shootings declared a mistrial Sunday after jurors said they could not reach a verdict. Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Charles Schneider sent jurors home after they failed to reach a con-sensus on their fourth full day of deliberations about Charles McCoy Jr., who pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to 24 charges.

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glasses titled the “Seven Sips of Sin.”

“I really liked it because a lot of the works of art depict a social significance,” said Laura Elizalde, a CSUF American studies major. “Itʼs really cool because itʼs so different than what you normally see.”

The show has been well received and is the type of show they like to display in the gallery, said Dennis Cubbage, assistant director of the center.

“Itʼs a travelling show and it kind of has that edginess that weʼre look-ing for,” Cubbage said. “And thatʼs why we picked it up.”

Cubbage said the art reaches dif-ferent types of people coming into the gallery.

“Itʼs one of those shows that a lot of people that are into comics get something out of,” he said. “And I think the people that just want to come to see art get something they havenʼt seen before, and itʼs inter-esting and kind of wild.”

Candler said the show was designed for people who arenʼt

comic-nuts.

“A lot of people who have never looked at comics before have gotten to see the show,” he said.

Candler said the gallery had 35,000 people view it in San Francisco and an indeterminate amount since trav-elling and has reached people new to this type of art.

“Most [older] people see com-ics as being kid stuff or stuff thatʼs easily disposable on newsprint,” Candler said. “Cheap stuff that can be thrown away, but to me itʼs art, it deserves being displayed on the wall.”

African-American clubs and orga-nizations need to be more support-ive of one another, said Nnamdi Okafor, president of the Afro-Ethnic Student Association. “We have so many things going on, but we donʼt know because weʼre so busy doing our own thing. If we support one another we will provide that sense of community.”

Students said the dialogue left

them feeling empowered.

“It made me feel like I needed to get out and do something to help change the mentality of our people,” said Darrell Ballard, a sophomore business major.

Ashley White, a junior double majoring in communications and psychology, said she really enjoyed the dialogue too.

“Since this is my first time attend-ing somethattend-ing like this on our cam-pus, I didnʼt really know what to expect, but Iʼm really excited and

inspired because Iʼm leaving this dialogue feeling like I need to spread this news like itʼs the Gospel,” she said.

Brown was very excited about how the event turned out.

“I think this event served it pur-pose. It was great seeing all the groups gathered together in one room,” he said. “This dialogue also showed the students that we are not as involved as we should be. Itʼs time to step up to the plate and get involved.”

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Hidden in the maze-like base-ment of the Pollak Library is Titan Communications, Cal State Fullertonʼs student-run radio station and television studio.

Produced with endless wires, but-tons and computer equipment is “On the Edge,” a television newsmaga-zine produced and created entirely by CSUF students.

“ʻOn the Edgeʼ is put together by students who are enrolled in com-munications classes, RTVF classes and volunteers from other majors as well,” said Heather Lacayo, the showʼs producer.

The show offers opportunities for

students interested in broadcast com-munications. Students are able to pitch ideas, film segments, edit and appear before the camera.

“[OTE] has all kinds of opportuni-ties related to the Comm. Industry,” said Eraj Shadaram, Communications professor and advisor for the pro-gram. “Opportunities exist for people to be in front of the camera, for peo-ple to be behind the camera. Peopeo-ple can edit, people can report and people can write.”

Freshman broadcast journalism major Peter Martinez Jr. has been with OTE since his first semester at CSUF.

“I completed my very first news package about a Peace Rally at UC Irvine,” Martinez said. “I filmed, edited and did a voice-over for the segment and it broadcasts on episode 21. I was so excited because it was my first time ever doing a news story and I enjoyed the whole process that it took to finish it.”

Students involved with the show can gain valuable first-hand knowl-edge of the broadcast industry that will carry over their future careers, Lacayo said.

“I know that I will be a capable and successful television news reporter because of the experiences at ʻOn the Edgeʼ and from professors of com-munications classes I will take within the next couple of years,” Martinez said.

Melissa Huddleson, a junior RTVF major, began volunteering her sopho-more year and benefits from the fam-ily-like atmosphere surrounding the show.

“Everyday I learn something new from everyone,” Huddleson said. Students involved in the production have the ability to find what they like to do and improve on it through feedback from the advisor and from professionals in the communications industry.

“Any chance we get for students to

interact with people in the business, whether it is film, TV or just in the broadcast medium is incredibly ben-eficial,” Lacayo said.

His colleagues agreed.

The show is a great way to dis-cover how much

commitment it takes to create a quality television program, Martinez said. “I know that once I begin classes relat-ed to the broadcast journalism major, I will be ahead of the game,”

Some students produce entire shows from start to finish.

“I submit my story ideas to Heather to see if theyʼre up to par. If she likes them, she puts them on,” said Monique Williamson, a junior broadcast journalism major. “I do the shooting, editing, writing, and

voice-overs.”

The show started at the beginning of 2001 as a program that students could get involved with to get hands on experience.

“Whatʼs really cool is that students come here and have an interest in televi-sion,” Lacayo said. “Maybe they want to do camera work, maybe they want to do PR in television. When they come here, they have the opportunity to try out every aspect of it. Your not stuck in one thing, you can come in here and try things out.”

The show has given me a chance at my ultimate goal in being a reporter, Martinez said.

“Besides trying not to sweat under the studio lights, it takes a lot of

prac-tice to read from a teleprompter while smiling and trying to remain calm, yet upbeat at the same time,” he said. The show is broadcast on Titan Channel Adelphia 98 and goes out to nearly 100,000 homes, Lacayo said.

“In the event you want to see a segment or a show, maybe you were involved in it or have an interest in the topic, you can check it out on the Web site,” Lacayo said. “All the past episodes of OTE are online.”

The show has to be broadcast qual-ity for Adelphia to air the show, Lacayo said.

“I helped edit a segment about an on-campus Native-American Indian celebration, Show 22, which was hon-ored by the Society of Professional Journalists for Television Feature Photography,” Martinez said.

The show is a rewarding experi-ence and an excellent resume builder, Lacayo said. Student get hands-on experience and they have something solid to walk out the door with.

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Hot rods lined the streets around the Cal State Fullertonʼs Grand Central Art Center Saturday in a trib-ute to the Santa Ana drag races that were run in the 1950s.

In the middle of the hot rods, bands performed throughout the day to entertain those viewing the show, entitled “Resurrection III.”

Many different cars, and some trucks, were on display during the show, including a custom hot rod that was designed like a coffin.

Aside from custom cars with chopped tops, there were some lowered cars as well. However, the majority of the cars at the show were small two-seater hot rods.

The variety at the show didnʼt end with just cars – the show brought out many different types of people as well.

“All kinds of different people, youʼve got all walks,” said Bob Hill, president of the ACES Car Club. “People from 70 [years old] all the way down to little toddlers.”

The hot rod show was put on in conjunction with the ACES Car Club and the CSUF Grand Central Art Center as a part of the First Saturday celebration that takes place every month in the village.

Awards were given out to the owners of some of the hot rods. Categories included best nostalgic hot rod, best custom car, best rat rod and best in show.

“This is one of the best shows,”

Club hosts classic car show

said Rick Johnson, whose 1930 Ford won best nostalgic hot rod. “It draws a lot of these hot rods, the nostalgic style of the ʻ50ʼs era, and thatʼs what Iʼm into.”

The show originated three years ago when ACES was approached by Andrea Harris of the art center to display some cars for the Von Dutch show that was being held that year.

“We talked to Andrea [Harris] over here at the art center and she was having an opening for the Von Dutch show,” Hill said. “She said it would be real nice if we had a few cars out

there.”

That original show carried the Von Dutch theme, while last yearʼs theme was a tribute to the passing of Johnny Cash.

The club decided to make this yearʼs theme based on the Santa Ana drags.

“This year we did the theme on the Santa Ana drags because the old guys are getting older,” Hill said. “They used to race in the ʻ40s and the ʻ50s over there at the airport in Santa Ana. Itʼs a tribute to the old guys while theyʼre still around.”

ACES member Mickey Sharp said that the day had been a success.

“Itʼs pretty good, a pretty good turn out, and weʼve had quite a few clubs here which was good,” Sharp said. The car club looks to keep doing the show each year, but with a differ-ent theme.

“It works out real good, weʼve been successful for three years,” Hill said. “Weʼve never had any incidents with problems with any kind of fight-ing or any kind of stuff like that. Itʼs always been real low key, family oriented, really a lot of fun.”

Santa Ana event seeks

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hot rods, celebrate cars

By JASON KEHLER

Daily Titan Staff

Read-a-thon

dispells myths

about holiday

To celebrate a victorious day in the Chicano and Latino com-munities, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan and the Chicano Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton organized a Read-a-Thon to break down stereotypes asso-ciated with Cinco

de Mayo. Nayeli Madero, event organizer and MEChA member, said the Read-a-Thon was not only put together for the organizationʼs exposure, but to add the voice of Chicano literature throughout

cam-pus, and to disassociate themselves from the yearly “Cinco de Drinko” celebration.

“We wanted to re-implement more of a cultural, intellectual event on campus rather than an empty celebration,” Madero said.

The event started at 9 a.m. and continued until 9 p.m. in the Quad.

Despite Thursdayʼs windy, cloudy weather, the Read-a-Thon still attracted many readers. Madero said over 50 readers par-ticipated and there were more on the waiting list.

“Itʼs great this is going on; com-ing from an Irish family and cel-ebrating St. Patrickʼs Day, I can relate to this,” CSUF freshman Shane Richardson said. “Itʼs not at all what some people make these holidays to be, itʼs not just all about drinking,”

Gathered underneath a flying tent, readers took turns reading pages from the controversial novel “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya. Some have claimed the novel promotes paganism.

The book is about a Chicano boy in New Mexico and his

socio-psychological maturation during the 1940s. The book was banned in a Colorado high school and then burnt by the schoolʼs superinten-dent. A public apology followed.

Madero said organizers picked the book because of its plot, magic and vibrant language.

“I think the book is great. Iʼve been here for an hour and a half, read about 30 pages and I think itʼs a wonderful event,” CSUF senior Monica Gaeta said. “I appreciate the fact that theyʼre trying to do something different and new with Cinco de Mayo,”

Throughout the day, readers exchanged plac-es on the podium and as a prize, they received a free copy of the book. In addition to the vibrant sounds of Chicano liter-ature in the air, snacks, lunch and beverages were offered and colorful arts and crafts were put on display.

Lunch hour was dedicated to Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales, a leader of the Chicano movement in the 60s.

“He was a great leader and he passed away a month ago. We ded-icated lunch hour for his remem-brance and we read his ethic poems and bio, and tried to educate our-selves more on what he did while he was alive,” Madero said.

The event took place on Cinco de Mayo for a reason: to educate, inform and most of all, celebrate. Students from different ethic back-grounds united to represent a dif-ferent view of Cinco de Mayo, and more important, celebrated it in a different manner.

Madero and other students urge others to think of Cinco de Mayo as a historical day, and not just an empty day filled with Coronas and partying.

“Cinco de Mayo is a celebra-tion of our culture and itʼs not Mexican Independence Day, thatʼs in September,” CSUF freshman Rosy Amaya said. “This is a cel-ebration of our heritage.”

Latino clubs aim to

transform stigma of

ʻCinco De Drinkoʼ

By NOURA AL ANBAR

Daily Titan Staff

It’s not at all what

some people make

these holidays to

be, it’s not just all

about drinking.

Shane Richardson

Fullerton Student

letes. Activities included a 20-meter dash on the CSUF track, a basketball shootout and beanbag tosses. The most popular activity was the base-ball game, where the special athletes were given chances to hit three balls pitched by a volunteer.

“I knew about the event, but I never knew how big it was,” Fullerton police officer Mary Beyer said. “Iʼm delighted to have come.”

Other festivities during the event included live musical performances and lunch for the athletes provided by Carlʼs Jr.

Master of ceremonies for the spe-cial games, Ed Arnold, co-host of KOCE-TVʼs “Real Orange,” intro-duced CSUF President Milton A. Gordon, who asked participants to “come visit Cal State Fullerton often.”

Arnold also introduced Jack Faley, a family member of Kathleen E. Faley, whose name is honored as part of the event name.

Kathleen E. Faley is the sister of Dan Faley, one of the founders of the Special Games. The games began in 1986 as a CSUF class project, with the goal of having one volunteer for each special. Kathleen Faley, a CSUF alumna, was one of the volunteers during the first year of the games.

However, Kathleen was killed the following year in a car accident. Since then, the event was renamed to the Cal State Fullerton Special Games - Kathleen Faley Memorial. The Faley family has been involved with the games every year.

Arnold thanks Jack Faley and the Faley family for their continued involvement in the games and said, “without his leadership, things donʼt happen.”

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very practical,” he said.

Lindsey Howell, a junior psychol-ogy major, attended the event and thought the professorʼs viewpoint was interesting. “I respect and sup-port creativity,” she said.

In addition to the pornography, Hamamoto showed “Masters of the Pillow,” a 60-minute documentary made by James Hou, a former student of his. In the recording, Hou docu-mented the making of Hamamotoʼs first-feature film, “Skin on Skin” – a 40-minute X-rated video, which was intended to arouse viewers unlike “Yellocaust.”

The Asian Pacific Student Association organized the event with funding from the Association for Inter-Cultural Awareness and support from the Asian-American Studies Department.

“There was no opposition,” Shoho added.

The presentation on “Yellocaust: A Patriot Act” was scheduled for April 15, but it was postponed because the club didnʼt have proper funding.

Although some students in the audience snickered at the profes-sor and his works, which have been parodied on “The Tonight Show” and Comedy Centralʼs “The Daily Show,” he handled the criticism.

“I donʼt care if you laugh at me or think Iʼm evil,” Hamamoto said. “Someone had to do it.”

Shoho praised Hamamoto for “stepping out of the comfort zone when other Asians might not have been comfortable with change.”

“He was willing to be seen as a pornographer and not an Asian-American activist,” she added.

One CSUF student asked how his university viewed him after the release of his adult films.

“Weʼre known for cows, so they were happy I gave attention to [UC] Davis,” Hamamoto said.

Another student wondered why the professor delved into the porn industry instead of making conven-tional feature films.

The motive was accessibility: itʼs easier to make money in the multibil-lion-dollar porn industry, after which he planed to invest in works by other Asian-American moviemakers.

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Several hot rods ands show cars lined the streets of the Artist’s Villlage in Santa Ana as a part of the “Resurrection III” car show put on by the ACES Car Club Saturday.

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