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University of Denver student newspaper since 1899

Vol. 117, Issue 11

April 13, 2010

USG allocates $750K USG execs get $1,500 each, student media left out ARIANNA RANAHOSSEINI Editor-in-chief

The top officers of the DU student government will be compensated next year after a 15-3 vote at Tuesday’s meeting of the USG that also saw the end to USG funds of student media. The three top officers – president, vice president and president pro tempore, each will receive $500 per quarter, or $1,500 annually, for textbooks and other course materials. But not all senators agree. Junior Dillon Doyle, on-campus senator, Tim Healy, HRTM senator,

and Andrew Brown, performing arts senator, voted to reallocated those funds to other student initiatives. “I was discouraged and confused to see a proposal for our executive scholarship at the expense of greater student initiatives,” Doyle said in Tuesday’s meeting. “I think $4,500 could fund fairly large student organizations. I think it could fund quite a few, a handful. I think $4,500 could bring hundreds more students on beginner Alpine Club trips. While I’m not trying to diminish the work the USG Executive Branch seeks to accomplish, I’m here to say that this is wrong and a disservice to our constituents.” Healy said that this could cause students to run just for

the money and not for the interest. But other USG senators and executives, such as Javier Ogaz, president pro tempore, think the scholarship will establish greater incentive and will hold executives more accountable. Another spirited discussion followed on ending funding from the student activity fee of student media. In a departure from prior years, allocations for student media, including the Clarion will no longer receive between $25,00 and $50,000 from the student activity fee, but instead by a special appropriation through the contingency fund operated through Student Life, which oversees all student activities.

Budget breakdown • • • • • • • • • • • • •

RTD Passes. $950,556 DUPB. $200,000 DU Recreation. $125,000 Sustainable DU. $107,991 Athletic Ticket Initiative. $67,491 Greek Life. $38,000. Explore Denver. $33,000 Student Activity Fee Budget Office. $32,500 Collegiate Readership Program. $30,000 USG Operations. $25,000 DU Shuttle Contribution. $15,000 USG Executive Scholarship. $4,500 Student Media. $0


Remembering the Holocaust with Field of Flags Driscoll Green blooms with thousands of multi-color flags in memory of victims of Nazi atrocities


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Sophomore Sonia Wilk, places flags to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. The Field of Flags is an annual project organized by Never Again, a student organization. Each flag represents approximately 5,000 victims of Nazi atrocities.

“The officer informed the student that officers do not give rides and the student became verbally aggressive.” POLICE REPORT | Page 3

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April 13, 2010

Senator hopeful for space jobs in Colo. Law dean takes post at ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLORADO SPRINGS — Sen. Mark Udall said he's guardedly optimistic about saving space-related jobs in Colorado after speaking with NASA officials on Monday, despite cancellation of a major space program. Udall and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Colorado Democrats, met with NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden to discuss the impact on Colorado of President Barack Obama's decision this year to cancel the $100 billion Constellation program, intended to return humans to the moon. Gov. Bill Ritter also wrote to Obama urging him to reverse course and consider the economic impacts. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Jefferson County outside Denver is developing the crew capsule for Constellation. Canceling that component would directly lead to the loss of 1,000 jobs, Udall said. Some estimates say another 3,000 related jobs would also be lost. Udall, speaking by phone with reporters at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, said he was encouraged that Bolden told him NASA is still committed to human space flight. It's not clear what type of program Obama envisions to replace the space shuttle fleet, which is

being retired. He's expected to address that on Thursday. Udall said canceling Constellation didn't make sense, but he conceded Congress hasn't provided enough money for it. "I'm looking to develop a long-term strategy," he said. NASA has already spent $9.1 billion on Constellation, which also included two new rockets to carry the crew capsule. The Obama administration has said the program would have used old technology to visit places astronauts had already been. Former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin scoffed at that reasoning. "If that were a rational argument, then Europeans would have abandoned the settlement of the New World after Columbus' first few voyages," he said Monday. Griffin, who led NASA from 2005 until early 2009, was instrumental in developing the Constellation plan after then-President George W. Bush proposed returning to the moon. He defended Constellation's technology, saying the U.S. hasn't invested in significant upgrades since the Apollo program in the 1960s. Griffin said the stakes are much higher than whether Constellation had the right technology, and that the cancellation left the U.S. without a strategic space plan.

U P C O M I N G TODAY Study abroad information session 12 p.m. International House The International House hosts a Study Abroad 101 informational session. Spiritual gathering 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Evans Chapel Chaplin Gary Brower hosts a session of prayer on behalf of others to show goodwill towards individuals, situations and the earth as a whole. Environmental film 6 p.m. Commerce Room, Driscoll Student Center The DU Environmental Team airs the film “Who Killed the Electric Car.” Film screening 7 p.m. Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall The department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and the Marsico Visiting Scholars program present six films by Ben Russell. Russell will be on hand at the screening to talk about his work. WEDNESDAY Green Awareness Day all day Driscoll Green The Environmental

"The debate is about whether the United States will be the leader on the human frontier of our times," he said. The Denver Post reported that Texas, Florida and other states at risk of losing NASArelated jobs sent delegations to Washington to lobby to protect them. Ritter spokesman Evan Dreyer said Colorado has been working with the White House, its congressional delegation and Lockheed Martin, but he said the state hasn't hired a Capitol Hill lobbyist. He said other states may have taken a different strategy because, unlike Colorado, they have NASA regional centers. "We will fight extremely hard to protect every single one of those jobs," Dreyer said. At a forum with state lawmakers on Monday, Rep. Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch — who represents many of the people whose jobs are at risk — questioned whether Colorado has done all it can. That angered U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., who said Colorado's delegation has been working hard to protect them. Republican Reps. Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn wrote the first letter urging the administration to back off the cuts, he said. "We're hunkered down," Perlmutter said.


Sustainability living and learning community coordinates a waste and recycling awareness day. Study abroad information session 3 p.m. International House The International House hosts a Study Abroad 101 informational session for students wishing to go abroad in the fall. Student Employment Appreciation event 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Gottesfeld Room, Ritchie Center fourth floor Students who work on-campus or off-campus, GRAs, RAs, TAs and their supervisors are invited to socialize at a free ice cream social and raffle. Dance Team tryouts 7 - 10 p.m. Ritchie Center, Studio A/B The dance team holds tryouts for the growing dance program at DU. No formal experience is necessary but candidates should have mastered basic dance techniques. THURSDAY Study abroad information session 11 a.m. International House The International House hosts a Study Abroad 101 informational session.

Film screening 8 p.m. Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall DUPB shows the film “Blood Diamond.” All students are welcome to attend. FRIDAY Film showing 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Cyber Café, Korbel School of International Studies The Sustainable International Development Institute hosts a showing of the film “Poto Mitan” about Haitian women pillars on the global economy. SATURDAY International Festival 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Driscoll Ballroom The Festival of Nations features international student groups and entertainment. MONDAY, APRIL 19 Study abroad information session 11 a.m. International House The International House hosts a Study Abroad 101 informational session. Film screening 6 p.m. Denver Public Library The DU Environmental Team invites students to attend a screening of “What’s on Your Plate,” sponsored by Whole Foods, as part of Earth Month.

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Colo. Dept. of Higher Ed AMY KNIGHT Contributor

An assistant dean has recently been offered and taken a position at the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Cheryl Lovell, an assistant dean at the Morgridge College of Education, was hired as the Chief Academic Officer, starting this month. Rico Munn, Executive Director of Colorado’s Department of Higher Education, said that he is

looking forward to working with Lovell. “I am happy to have her on board. She has a great background for the position,” Munn said. Lovell’s will mainly handle admissions’ issues and program quality and approval issues for higher education institutions across the state, among other duties. Incidentally, Munn also currently serves as an adjunct law professor at Sturm College of Law.

Deputy uses stun gun on students at career fair ASSOCIATED PRESS

LEADVILLE — A sheriff 's deputy in Colorado has been placed on unpaid administrative leave after he used a stun gun to shock 30 students at a high school career fair. Officials with Lake County High School, in the small central Colorado town of Leadville, say the students asked the deputy to shock them so they knew what it felt like. After being shocked. two students were treated for minor burns at a local hospital and

released. School Superintendent Betty Kokenes told Denver's KUSA-TV that she did not know the stun gun was being used on the students. She said that it was not an activity authorized by the administration or the police department. Sheriff 's officials say the incident should not have happened at the school. The deputy's name has not been released. The case has been turned over to the district attorney's office, which will decide whether or not to charge the deputy for the violation.


April 13, 2010

Jury convicts woman in fatal taxi crash ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER — A jury convicted a woman Wednesday of killing two Connecticut librarians while driving drunk and crashing into a taxi. The taxi was taking the victims to the Denver airport after a convention. After the trial finished, jurors deliberated less than a day before delivering their verdict in the trial of Sandra Jacobson, 41, of Centennial. Investigators told jurors Jacobson's blood-alcohol level was still twice the legal limit when she was tested several hours after the crash. The crash killed Kate McClelland, 71, and Kathleen Krasniewicz, 54, both of Greenwich, Conn. Jacobson was handcuffed and led away by deputies after the verdict. Crying and trembling, she glanced briefly at her family before she was escorted out of the courtroom. Jacobson argued that authorities should have investigated the taxi driver. "It's not fair, they didn't investigate anyone else," an emotional Jacobson told reporters outside the courtroom as sheriff 's deputies walked her towards an elevator. She had been free on $250,000 bail. She is now being held on $1 million. Jacobson's attorney, Charles

Elliott, said the verdict would be appealed. Jacobson was convicted on six charges. She was convicted of two counts of vehicular homicide, assault, drunken driving and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. Prosecutors estimated she could face up to 36 years in prison. She receives her sentence on June 4. Investigators said Jacobson was driving 85 mph at the time of the highway collision. When the two vehicles collided, the taxi rolled over, ejecting the two victims. After the verdict, McClelland's daughter, Lauren McCLelland Mendoza, thanked police and prosecutors for their work on the case. "We now hope to be able to begin the process of healing from our grievous loss," the New Fairfield, Conn., resident said in a written statement. Jacobson's supporters left the courtroom immediately after the verdict. The group declining to comment except for an expletive directed towards a reporter outside the courtroom. Prosecutor Christine Washburn said that Jacobson had to be held accountable because she took the lives of two innocent victims. "She took no responsibility," Washburn said. "We believed she

either knew that she hit the cab and knew she was drunk and left the scene, or she was so drunk that she didn't even realize it." Jacobson testified she had a banana schnapps mixed with vitamin water — a cocktail that she called a "road pop" — later that night after the collision had happened. She has said she was unaware the crash had occurred while she was driving. The crash happened when she was on her way to the airport to ship a puppy named Baxter to her brother in Dallas. During the trial, Elliott said Jacobson was sober at the time of the accident. He said that she only had alcohol in her system because of the cocktail she admitted to consuming later after the crash. Her defense attorneys tried to blame the crash on the taxi driver. He said the librarians were ejected because they were not wearing their seat belts. On the other hand, prosecutors described Jacobson as unrepentant after the crash. They said she never said she was sorry after learning the crash killed two women. Police added that she was driving with a suspended license on the night that the accident occurred. She had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 and had difficulty keeping her balance more than five hours after the crash, police said.




responded and took the party to Denver Cares.

On Wednesday, April 7 at 2:28 p.m. two employees were arguing at Driscoll Center North when one slapped the other. Denver Police responded and issued the aggressor a citation.

THEFT On Tuesday, April 6 at 1:28 p.m. a student reported the theft of their keys and student ID. On Saturday, the student placed their belongings in a storage cubby near the front desk of the Coors Fitness Center. Upon returning approximately one hour later, the student found their keys and ID to be missing. On Tuesday, April 6 at 1:44 p.m. a student reported missing cash and a bottle of medication. The student was last in possession of the items while studying at Penrose Library on Friday. The student found the items missing on Saturday.

INJURIES On Tuesday, April 6 at 12:22 p.m. Campus Safety responded to a staff member injury at Penrose Library. The staff member chose not to have paramedics called and returned to work. On Wednesday, April 7 at 4:57 p.m. two unaffiliated parties were found jumping from the roof of the main entrance to Old Main Hall at the Iliff School of Theology. One of the parties complained to Campus Safety of an injury to their foot. Paramedics responded and evaluated the injured party. On Friday, April 9 at 6:35 p.m. Campus Safety responded to an injured party at Joy Burns Arena. The party requested the paramedics not be called and left with their spouse. On Sunday, April 11 at 12:33 p.m. Campus Safety responded to a report of an accident involving an unaffiliated party at the Ritchie Center. While attending a swim meet on Saturday, April 10, the party fell outside the entrance to parking lot L, north of the Sturm College of Law.

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL On Thursday, April 8 at 11:41 p.m. Campus Safety found two highly intoxicated students carrying alcohol containers while walking outside the Shwayder Art Building. Denver Health responded and transported the students to Denver Cares. Campus Safety confiscated the contraband. On Friday, April 9 at 5:01 a.m. Campus Safety responded to an intoxicated student vomiting inside their residence hall room at Johnson-McFarlane Hall. The student was evaluated by paramedics and transported to Porter Hospital. On Sunday, April 11 at 2:31 a.m. a Campus Safety officer contacted an unaffiliated intoxicated party on the east side of Sturm Hall. The party could not provide a reason for being on campus. Denver Police

On Monday, April 12 at 12:02 a.m. two underage students were found outside the Sturm College of Law. Both students were intoxicated and uncooperative, and one was urinating on the grass. Denver Police responded and took the students to their residence hall where they were released.

HARASSMENT On Monday, April 5 at 8:24 p.m. numerous members of Gamma Phi Beta sorority reported to a Campus Safety officer that they had been receiving inappropriate phone calls from an unidentified male. On Wednesday, April 7 at 9:50 a.m. a student reported receiving numerous harassing text messages and e-mails from a fellow student. The student had told the harassing party that the contact was unwanted. On Friday, April 9 at 2:28 a.m. a student flagged down a Campus Safety officer and attempted to enter the officer’s vehicle. The student had mistaken the vehicle for the DU shuttle and wanted a ride home. The officer informed the student that officers do not give rides, and the student became verbally aggressive and placed their hand on the officer. The student was escorted home by a friend present during the incident. On Saturday, April 10 at 10:20 p.m. a staff member reported that their spouse had been verbally harassed by two unknown males on Saturday, April 10 at 2:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Center.

VANDALISM On Wednesday, April 7 at 9:02 a.m. during a routine building inspection a staff member found three broken windows at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. On Friday, April 9 at 12:33 p.m. staff members at Penrose Library contacted an unidentified individual who tore the cover off of a magazine and attempted to leave with it. The staff members took the damaged magazine and let them leave before contacting Campus Safety.

DAMAGES On Tuesday, April 6 at 10:22 a.m. Campus Safety responded to the Newman Center on the report of damage to equipment in Gates Concert Hall during a routine event setup on Saturday. No injuries were reported. On Tuesday, April 6 at 4:58 p.m. a student reported a damaged microphone in the Driscoll Radio Station at 4 p.m. on Monday. The stand was last seen operating on Friday at 8 p.m. On Wednesday, April 7 at 2:08 p.m. Campus Safety responded to the University Office Annex on the report of a small water leak in one of the offices. Facilities was contacted and a repair order was filed.


April 13, 2010

iPad goes on sale at bookstore Student activity fee totals $1.4 million ERIN HOLWEGER Assistant news editor

The Apple iPad went on sale at the DU Bookstore on Saturday and ranges in price from around $500 to $700, the same as at the Apple Store. The iPad currently is available with Wi-Fi capability, but the bookstore will get the Wi-Fi and 3G capable model in late April. The iPad comes in three sizes, 16 gigabytes for $499, 32 gigabytes for $599 and 64 gigabytes for $699. Barry Cirillo, technology manager at the bookstore, said he did not currently know how many iPads were sold, although it has been very popular. Cirillo does not expect the iPad, which has an iBooks app for purchasing and reading books, to compete with bookstore sales. Not many digital versions are available of the books the bookstore stocks, especially textbooks. The device is in the tablet format, with no mouse or keyboard, and only a touch panel to operate its software and applications. Like the iPhone, iPad users can make applications to perform different functions on the iPad. Apple also sells iPad apps through the iTunes store. Jeff Neil, sophomore computer science major, said he got the iPad as soon as it was released. “It’s really nice because it just sits in your lap,� he said. “It’s less


The iPad is the newest technology available from Apple. The current version has Wi-Fi capability, and a new version will be released in late April with 3G capability.

bulky than a computer.� His purchase was the 32 gigabyte size, and he said he will upgrade to the 3G capable version when it comes out later this month. The iPad is a good replacement for a computer when taking notes in class, and he has already used it in some of his classes, said Neil. Though Neil is happy with his iPad for classroom use, it definitely is not a necessity for all students to have, and will not replace his computer for home use, he said. The drawbacks of the iPad are that it cannot print or be used for computer programming, as his major requires. Some of the books required for his classes are available through the iBooks app, and Neil said he will save money by

purchasing his books through the iPad. According to Digital Media Studies Professor Chris Coleman, the iPad is going to change the way we deal with computers, which will change the way we deal with technology in the classroom. Coleman envisions a model where students can use technology like the iPad to supplement professors’ lectures and enhance learning. “Some teachers don’t like technology in the classroom, but the fact of the matter is, it’s because they still believe in a certain kind of teaching model that’s inapplicable to the generations coming up,� said Coleman. “In a real 21st century classroom we need devices like these that allow the student to have a back and forth discovery of knowledge with the teacher,� he said.

These monies fund the of that money, $456,000, pays for Clarion, KVDU, The Spit Valve, the RTD pass that all students the latter is a humor quarterly, receive. Another $200,000 is distriband the annual Foothills Literary Journal, which this year, will be uted to student organizations for their activities. The remaining distributed during May Days. Student media, in addition, money, amounting to $754,000 has a separate account funded by is allotted to recurring extra curricular activities for all students money it earns from advertising. “This will ensure a free and – DU Programming Board, club independent media that is not sports, student government, Greek Life and the subject to the views campus shuttle, of the university, of among others. the Undergraduate DUPB, which Student Governsponsors films and ment or of certain major events such elected positions May Days and on campus,� said Winter Carnival, Antoine Perretta, will receive $200,000 student body presithe same amount it dent. “It’ll ensure received last year. SMB [Student Media Antoine Perretta, Another $125,000 Board] has it’s own Student body president goes to club sports, autonomy to funcwhich includes tion free from the Alpine Club. Alpine restraints we may or may not try to put on [campus Club, the largest club on campus, received an additional $12,000 media].� Defending the funding of USG of funding for next year, while executives, Perretta said, “There’s club sports gets a net increase a national trend to compensate of $6,000. The Alpine Club was elected officials at the student gov- moved last year to club sports ernment level but it’s the hardest because it sponsors activities that thing to implement. The goal is for might place a student at risk for people who aren’t that financially injury, like a sporting event. The remaining $200,000 will be well-off to run for office.� The allocations come from distributed to various student orgathe $1.4 million student activity nizations that petition for funds. The complete budget can be fee that all full-time undergraduates pay. The largest percentage found at

“This will ensure a free and independent media.�






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April 13, 2010


Save your money, boycott 3-D movies STEVE COULTER Sports editor

It started with “Avatar,” then picked up steam with “Alice Wonderland.” And now with “Clash of the Titans,” the rippling effect of the 3-D and IMAX movie must cease. After seeing the latest of the three films last week, I have determined that it is up to the people that fill the cinemas, and allow movies like this to be made, to boycott these expensive, over-hauling movies in order to protect the art that is film. The film industry is in jeopardy. As more and more directors choose to depict their vision with special eyesight, the more and more money is being made, which is influencing the rest of Hollywood negatively. Instead of making films meant to please the eyes, directors should be interested and aspiring to create motion pictures that touch the soul and speak to the human mind. What we have now in the latest of dazed, visual flicks, is a movie that is so horrendous, “Clash of the Titans,” that the thing I was most angry about was not how

incomplete the plot was or how awful the acting was along with the atrocious script, rather I was most appalled by the visual effects. In James Cameron’s “Avatar” at least the visuals lived up to expectations and despite its clichéd plot, was still able to be a movie that touched the audience spiritual side. Walking away from it, audience members thought individually as well as about the world they live in. However for “Clash,” breaking away from “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland,” cannot make up for the film’s flaws with great graphics and allows the audience to see just how drastically terrible the film was construed. I ended up watching the last 20 minutes, before leaving five minutes early as the predictable ending showed on the screen, without my 3-D glasses. This was a film that was pitched as an experience though failed in accomplishing the easiest of tasks. However when I was walking out of the theater and into the parking lot, I was not upset at the movie or Sam Worthington for making his third straight movie deriving from mostly visual aid—“Terminator Salvation,” “Avatar” and “Clash of the

“I had gone to a movie strictly based on the visual hype, despite knowing how often they let me down.”

Titans”—rather I was more disappointed in myself. I had gone to a movie strictly based on the visual hype, despite knowing how often they let me down. These movies are catastrophes. I know the word, catastrophe, seem drastic, but to me, a person who loves great movies with a passion, cannot say it is anything less. Focus on satisfying the audience with visual effects should never be a top concern of a director, however we have now been used in three movies in the past five months, which have all produced large intakes. As long as these movies, that appear beautiful on the outside, are produced they are falsely identifying themselves as films that need to be seen; this could not be more contrary to what I believe. I feel that these movies do not teach us anything; don’t make us feel anything. Rather they engage for two hours into a world that is so unbelievable because of just horrific dialogue and acting. Now the sad part is, these movies are now becoming more unrealistic in the visual department, which is what they are suppose to be expertise in. With high grossing and record-setting totals, these movies appear to be here to stay, but I think that the audience has the power to change this. Instead of wasting $14 or $15 on a

3-D or IMAX ticket, why don’t you go to a theater playing just simplistic normal movies—anything. I don’t care if it is “The Last Song,” as long as it is not in 3-D then I don’t care. I bet you will save more than $5 if you do this and more than 75 percent of the time you will see a movie that satisfies you way more than any of these action imagery movies. It is this movement that can put the artistic integrity back into films, but it depends on the audience. The movie industry has always been an entity that was defined by two philosophies. One is survival of the fittest, or that the weak will die off. The second is supply and demand. If the demand is to ignore making movies like “Clash” or “Avatar,” then Hollywood will supply audiences around the world with spectacular works of cinema such as the magical “Slumdog Millionaire” or the gritty, yet inspiring “Million Dollar Baby,” just to name two of the best films of the last decade. Although there are still plenty of terrific filmmakers in the industry, it is hard to believe we will have the memories of this past decade in film when we reach the year 2020. It is our future to write through, and as a population of movie viewers I insist we find a better quality of film before it’s too late.

Pioneer Voices Do you think Undergraduate Student Government executives should receive book scholarships?


different opinions STEPHEN BANDROWSKY Freshman Colorado

“No, I don’t think that the USG should be receiving scholarships for its top members because it’s not necessarily based on merit.”


CHAD THOMPSON Senior New Mexico

VICTORIA VANEST Freshman Colorado

“I would say it is probably a good thing. Scholarships are always pretty solid, especially if it’s more merit based than anything else.”

“I think the scholarship is appropriate because of their position at DU.”

Graduate Student Ghana

“I guess it’s good for them, but no, I’m not for that. It’s a good idea, but that’s too much.”




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Photography ROSIE WILMOT





Contributors Alaina Rook Amy Knight Diedre Helton Hunter Stevens Joe Kendall

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April 13, 2010


ACROSS 1 Frog-dissecting class:

You belong to me, Undercover agent, In one ear and out the other, Pick up the pieces, Pause for thought, Fat chance



Abbr. 5 “Ship of Fools” painter 10 Riot queller 14 Pink, maybe 15 Lawn care brand 16 “Such a pity” 17 Slate, e.g. 18 Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought? 20 Makes invalid 22 California Indian tribe: Var. 23 Seminary teaching 24 Drain 25 Cousin of a cat’s-eye 29 What animal does a bulldogger throw? 30 Drop ___ (moon) 32 Soprano Gluck 33 Get copy right 35 Money 37 In what country are Panama hats made? 41 What is George Eliot’s given name? 42 It’ll keep the home fires burning 43 Queens’s ___ Stadium 44 Seed cover 45 Golfer Ballesteros 47 From what animals do we get catgut? 52 Smallest 54 Soft shoe, briefly 55 Part of São Paulo 56 Column style 58 Putting up the greatest affront 59 In what country are Chinese gooseberries produced? 63 Times to call, in some want ads 64 Unoccupied 65 Deejay’s interest, typically


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4 Pea, for one 5 Short cuts 6 Bruins’ retired “4” 7 What is actor Stewart

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Canary Islands named?

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H O R O S C O P E ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will attract plenty of attention if you take part in activities or events that interest you. Make sure you don’t lead someone on unintentionally or you may look bad in front of someone you really are trying to impress. Make a bold move. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Being pushy and stubborn will not help your love life. A chance to be with someone you are really attracted to may be tempting, however, if this person is in a relationship with someone else, you’d be wise to take a pass for now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Travel and volunteering for organizations will lead to romance. Your biggest concern will be picking the right partner. Don’t pick the person you find most attractive; opt for the partner who shares the same interests as you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Watch your step when it comes to love. You’ll be tempted to fall for someone who is involved with someone else. Opportunities to meet the right person are apparent if you check out potential partners watching you from a distance. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone you

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meet through work or an industry event will capture your attention. Don’t be shy: Find out more about this person and make it clear what your intentions are. Your confidence and persuasive innuendoes will not be denied. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Love, intrigue and passion are all prevalent this week but don’t let your emotions lead to foolish financial behavior. You cannot buy love and, if you do impress someone with your generosity, you have probably picked the wrong partner. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t let the pressure someone puts on you lead to doing something you don’t care to do. You have to be firm about your likes and dislikes. You’ll attract pushy people who are looking for a good time, not a long lasting relationship. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get out with friends. Travel for pleasure and enjoy the people you encounter and you will meet someone you fall for instantly. You are up for a lifestyle change and a whirlwind romance that will lead to all sorts of personal opportunities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Love is looking very hot but also expensive. You don’t have to overdo it to impress someone. Plan to get to know the person who has stolen your heart in the comfort of your own home. Go for passion without a price tag. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Confusion and uncertainty will cause you grief in the romance department. Don’t settle for second best or someone who is pursuing you instead of the other way around. If it doesn’t feel right, it’s best to keep looking. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may want to settle down but that isn’t a good enough reason to make a commitment. Slow down and enjoy life and you will meet someone who shares the same things you do. For now, enjoy the activities that interest you the most. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be honest about the way you feel. Leading someone on will ruin a friendship. Don’t limit your chance of meeting the right partner by trying to spare someone’s feelings. You are better off being single than making a commitment to the wrong person.

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April 13, 2010


OK Go returns with new video, label


OK Go re-released their latest album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky on April 1st. Their new hit music video, “This Too Shall Pass” features a complex Rube Goldberg machine and has more than 11.3 million hits.

CORY LAMZ Entertainment editor

With a new hit music video and a new album to promote, rock band OK Go has been touring and tomorrow night the band is playing in Denver at the Bluebird. The band has also started its own record label, Paracadute Records. Tim Nordwind, who plays bass guitar and sings, spoke with the Clarion before going on a two-month tour. OK Go just released its music video for “This Too Shall Pass,” which has been compared to its Grammy-winning video for “Here It Goes Again.” The elaborateness of “This Too Shall Pass” is centered around a two-floor Rube Goldberg machine. How many times did it take you to record the video sequence for “This Too Shall Pass”? Tim Nordwind: I think we set up to do the thing over 80 times. A lot of those times we didn’t even get passed the beginning domino sequence; the dominoes actually failed a lot. We got to the end of the video three times, over the course of 80 takes. It was a very Herculean type effort to make that video that took about 20 engineers and scientists working on it with us. By the end, with camera crew and volunteers and people there to help set up and stuff like that, there were probably 60 people. You just recently released on your Web site the layout plan for your video. How did the idea for the “This Too Shall Pass” video develop? The band has always been real serious about Rube Goldberg machines and we’ve enjoyed watching other people’s Rube Goldberg machines and seeing them on YouTube. We had this idea for a long time, to do a gigantic Rube Goldberg machine – it’s something that is bigger than us. We put online a statement of intent on a couple of the science message boards in Los Angeles. This place called Synn Lab

answered our letter and they said “We’re a group of 20 scientists really interested in helping you guys make this Rube Goldberg machine.” We thought we’d find two people to work with. We told them “We can’t really afford you guys.” And they’re like, “No, no, we really want to do it. We think it’s a cool idea and we want to help.” So that started happening and we started meeting with them for two months. There are lot of really key moments in the video that were developed in the initial two-month conceptual period. We knew we wanted someone to fly across the room, and we knew we wanted to get shot with paint. Pretty soon after those two months we had a pretty decent floor plan about what the machine would look like. It did change, because there were parts that didn’t work so new parts had to get made. At the end of the day, there were a couple different floor plans. What other video ideas do you have in the vault for future singles? We just made another one for a song called “End Love.” We’re not sure when we’re going to release it. That one has to do with doing a dance with time, more or less. There’s a lot of time manipulation that happens with this video. We’ve got another video where we’ll be dancing with a bunch of unlikely dance partners. That one we’ll be shooting in June. We have two or three others in the beginning stages of production. Are you trying to film a video for each song on the new album? We talked about doing that, yes. We’re not gonna do it if we don’t have a good idea. If we find that we have enough things that we can be excited about and we can fit them onto every song on the record, then sure. The new album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, sounds quite a bit different than

your last, Oh No. When you began recording, did you decide you wanted the album to sound different or did it just come naturally? It’s kind of a natural progression. There’s five years between Oh No and Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. We were in different places five years later. I found writing in the way we did for Oh No wasn’t exciting for us anymore. I think what was happening was we were getting depressed about songs we were writing that didn’t seem like they were taking a step forward in any way. A lot of times on the first few records, we wrote songs based on what we knew how to do on guitar. We did what we physically knew how to do. On this record, we dropped the guitars. We wrote a beat and then added some sort of sonic element over it to create a mood. That’s part of the reason why the songs are so different, we just started from a different place. I’m very happy with what we got in the end. It sounds much more like things I listen to than any other record in the past. It’s got the most feeling to it. Do you have a favorite song that’s on the new album? It really depends on my mood. If I’m having a sort of gray, rainy day, I’ll listen to “While You Were Asleep” or “Skyscrapers” or something like that. If it’s a sunny day, it’s “This Too Shall Pass” or “White Knuckles.” That’s what I like about this record: you know what songs to go to when you feel a certain way. It’s much more direct in that way. You’re performing in Denver tomorrow, but you’ve actually performed here in the past. How does the elevation difference between here and somewhere at sea level affect your performance? The elevation level is something most people do not think about. It’s only out of experience, having played Denver a few times now, that I know you get lightheaded quickly. It’s hard to play an ener-

getic show because you tend to get winded. You have to pace yourself in Denver. You have to start slow and build your way up to a phonetic performance. You have to be responsible, drinking-wise, as well or else you’ll pass out. When you’re performing on tour, what’s your favorite song to perform on the road? We do this special performance of this song, “What To Do,” which is a song from our first record actually. We’re gonna be playing some new stuff on the tour that I’m looking forward to, which we’ve never played for a live audience ever. I like performing the song “Skyscrapers” because it’s a song to bring the mood down. Playing live is so much about connecting with the audience. It’s obviously fun to connect to the audience when you’re playing an upbeat, fun song. It’s also interesting when you bring the mood down. As long as everyone’s willing to come down and be in the mood with you, it feels just as good. You recently split ways with EMI after a decade and formed a new label, Paracadute Recordings (“Parachute” in Italian). Is it hard being a businessman and a musician? We’ve been fairly in charge of our careers for a long, long time. In some ways, having our own label seemed like the logical next step for us. It seemed like we were going in the direction our label was not. Their only venture is album sales. It’s a pretty well known fact that most people aren’t really selling records anymore, but that doesn’t mean there’s no way making a living or having a career as a rock band. There are other ways of doing it. We’re interested in following what those other ways could be. Now with this new label, can fans expect new material sooner? I think that’s fair to say. I think pretty soon we’ll be releasing some more stuff.


April 13, 2010

‘Glee’ returns with new songs, dance, Gaga Gleeks unite for final episodes of hit show’s first season

wearing costumes tailored by Gaga’s actual designing company, Haus of Gaga. The cast will be joined by famous Broadway veterans, including a return performance ALAINA ROOK Contributor by Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes. Today marks the return of Cheonweth’s Wicked castwhat Gleeks everywhere have mate, Indina Menzel, will have a been waiting for: the final nine role throughout the season as the episodes of the first season of the director of Vocal Adrenaline, the hit new show, Glee. New Directions’ rival show choir. America’s favorite Glee Club Jonathan Groff, who worked with not only took home a trophy from Lea Michelle (Rachel) and Jenna sectionals, the group was recently Ushkowitz (Tina) on the original honored by Broadway the Golden cast of Spring G l o b e s , Awakening, Screen Actors will play the Guild and Vocal Adren• “Hell-O” airs tonight Pe o p l e’s aline lead and C h o i c e the Romeo to at 9 p.m. on Fox. awards. The Rachel’s Juliet Rachel and Finn have much antici– at least for a rocky start to their pated return the moment. relationship, as Will promises all Groff ’s charthe heart and acter, Jesse St. and Emma figure out glitter that James, is first how to be together captivated introduced in romantically. viewers all a duet with over the world Rachel during last fall. tonight’s preCelebrity fans gave their miere episode, entitled “Hell-O.” support and contributions to Other celebrity additions to the production of the upcomcome in May include Neil Pating episodes. Madonna granted rick Harris, who will play Bryan access to her song catalogue Adam, an anti-arts-funding for an episode devoted to the board member and former rival Material Girl, which will include of Will Schuester (Tony nominee “Borderline/Open Your Heart,” Matthew Morrison). Audiences “4 Minutes” and “Like A Prayer.” can expect the pair to sing duets The Madonna episode will by both Aerosmith and Billy not only feature Jane Lynch (Sue Joel. Molly Shannon also joins Sylvester) in the Queen of Pop’s the cast as Brenda Castle, the infamous cone-shaped bra, but new astronomy teacher and badalso a performance of the song minton coach at McKinley High “Vogue”. Similarly, Naya Rivera School. (Santana) will be giving her first Gleeks, it’s time to sing it leading performance with “Like from the hilltops – a phenomenal a Prayer”. version of The Beatles’ “Hello, A Lady Gaga episode is to Goodbye” featured in tonight’s feature performances of “Bad premiere that is. Glee returns Romance” and “Poker Face.” The with twists, turns, music and episode would not be complete choreography that no one will without the entire Glee Club want to miss.

Glee premiere


Finn (Cory Monteith), Rachel (Lea Michelle), Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and Sue Sylvester ( Jane Lynch) return to television in the first of nine new episodes of the musical drama-comedy Glee.

Passion Pit rocks the Ogden HUNTER STEVENS Contributor

Electro-pop group Passion Pit played a sold-out show at the Ogden last Wednesday and proved, together with openers Mayer Hawthorne and The County, how vibrant the Denver music scene is. Passion Pit consists of five guys from Cambridge, Mass., who formed in 2007. They look more like geeky college kids who should be in lab than rock stars. The group’s debut EP, Chunk of Change, was released in September 2008 and quickly gained a following with the release of its big single, “Sleepyhead.” With that success, the group released the full-length studio album Manners in May 2009. Opening with “I’ve Got Your Number,” a delicious blend of synth-pop and lead singer, Michael Angelakos’, pitch-perfect vocals, the crowd was instantly dancing and singing along. The group ran through songs from both Chunk of Change and Manners, including “Eyes as Candles,” “Better Things,” “The Reeling,” “Moth’s Wings” and “Make Light.” The group was surprised


Passion Pit played to a sold-out audience at the Ogden last Wednesday. The group was surprised that its Denver fans chose to dance and sing along, not stand still.

by the enthusiasm of its Denver fans, and it was clear just how much the guys appreciated the audience. Angelakos even commented how wonderful it was to see everyone dancing, not just standing around taking pictures or shooting videos. In an interesting but sublimely perfect twist, the group played covers of “Zombie” and “Dreams” by ‘90s group The Cranberries. It was almost scary how well Angelakos could hit the

high notes in both songs. What makes Passion Pit so cool to watch is the band’s energy onstage. Because Angelakos can actually hit the notes he does, Passion Pit is even more engaging to watch because it proves the band is not just another electropop group relying on digitalized vocals. If there was anything wrong with the concert, it was that it was entirely too short, at a mere 75 minutes.

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Tegan and Sara, statues on stage



Tegan and Sara headlined a concert at the Ogden on April 4, but lacked an attitude to supplement their sound.


“It was a funny picture,� said Tegan. “Our single mom driving Sara and I through the drivethru with our 20 totally doped up cats. We’re like, ‘We’re just a normal family. What’s up?’� The exhibition of humor and concern saved Tegan and Sara’s performance at the Ogden on April 4 from being as entertaining as listening to their album alone in a dark room. Up until the humor, Tegan and Sara were statues at their

microphones, merely a visual aid to their recorded material. While their stage presence was lacking in energy throughout the show, Tegan and Sara pulled through the performance by revealing their personalities between songs. After spotting a fan on the floor, Tegan brought the show to halt to address the young woman directly. Understanding that the girl could have fallen ill, Tegan made the executive decision to have her pulled out of the crowd and relocated to a safe area in the back of the venue. For her

kindness, she was praised by the audience. The show resumed. Later the crowd learned the girl was unharmed. In the set, the interaction with the crowd was limited to the intermissions. Understandably, Tegan and Sara were restricted to certain areas of the stage since they are both responsible for vocals, as well as their respective guitar and keyboarding. However, entertainment in the form of stage presence would have added to their performance.

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April 13, 2010

Tennis team finds stride in 10 game win streak JOE KENDALL Contributor

The men’s tennis team set a school record last weekend when they defeated Cal Poly 4-3. The Pioneers (18-3) entered the game with a nine game winning streak and with the win were able to attain their tenth consecutive win, a new school record. Despite losing 6-1 to Pepperdine last Saturday, DU has seemed to find its stride going into post-season play. Currently the team is in the midst of their most successful year ever, starting off the season with an 18-3 record, notching seven wins against ranked teams and in addition garnering its first ever national top 25 ranking. “We always knew we had some talent coming into this year,� said head coach Danny Westerman. “The program has been getting better every year for about the last ten years even in the four years I have been here it feels like we have made some steps.� Due to the national recognition, they are ranked No. 30, the team is determined to go out every single day and put in 100 percent effort to see how good they really can be. “It feels really good to be doing so well. I am really sur-

prised with how quickly we started working well together as a team,� said freshman Enej Bonin, “It is not hard to work hard as a team because everybody does it.� Thus far, the team has received massive production from the freshman class. Bonin and freshmen Fabio Biasion, Jens Vorkefeld and Aaron Wicker have boosted the team with a combined 54-29 record in singles. “The freshmen have come in with a very open mind which has been a big plus because they have been very coachable and have been learning all year, “ said Coach Westerman. “The part that I have been impressed with is how tough they are. They are all very tough kids and at the end of the day it doesn’t come down to talent or strategy it comes down to who’s tougher and our freshmen have been very tough.� With the loss to Pepperdine, the team concluded its regular season schedule and now will have two weeks to rest and practice before the start of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on April 22. The Pioneers are favorites to win the tournament after they completed a 3-0 sweep over Western Kentucky, South Alabama and Troy in the Sun Belt Shootout two weeks ago.

“As a team as always we want to rock the conference and then win the conference tournament,� said junior Andrew Landwerlen. “That has been the goal since the beginning.� If they do manage to win the tournament they will in turn achieve many of their other goals, including an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Winning the SBC tournament will allow the Pioneers to maintain the momentum they have built up all season long. However the team must not rest on its previous accomplishments, South Alabama and Western Kentucky can and will compete despite getting thumped by the Pioneers two weeks ago. “It has been an exciting season because the guys have put in the time to make it possible,� said Westerman. The time has paid off and the team will have a chance to end the season as its most successful in school history. “The good part is, is that they are still getting better,� said Westerman. With the team still continuing to improve and their knack for upsetting tough opponents, the team could be a Cinderella if they make it far enough in postseason play.



Sophomore Yannick Weihs (above) and head coach Danny Westerman and senior David Simson practice at the Stapleton Tennis Pavillion, on campus.

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April 13, 2010

Soccer teams to dedicate stadium STEVE COULTER Sports editor

The dedication of the new University of Denver soccer stadium, CIBER Field, will take place this Saturday at 6:45 p.m. The stadium and strength complex, which cost $ 6.3 million, is located on the west side of the Ritchie Center just north of East Asbury Avenue. The ceremony will take place between the Pioneer’s women’s game against Wyoming and the men’s game against Fort Lewis.

CIBER Inc., an international Information Technology consultancy that specializes in software implementation and integration, headquartered in nearby Greenwood Village. CIBER contributions were essential in erecting the stadium, but a notable name among donators was Jack Hanks. Hanks was able to stepup and be a major donor early in the process, which was crucial to get other donors on board, according to Hooker. “This wouldn’t have hap-

pened without him,” said head coach Jeff Hooker. “We now have one of the best facilities in the country and it’s great that players get to see the people that put up the money. It’s all beneficial to both the team and the school.” Saturday’s events kick-off at 4 p.m., when the women’s team, who has won the Sun Belt Conference the last four seasons, hosts Wyoming in their spring season finale. The men’s soccer team plays in their annual spring fund-raiser game against NCAA Division II

national champion Fort Lewis. “There is a lot of excitement from the players and the parents around the new stadium,” said Hooker. “This events is not about the games, it’s about the dedication and it’s about getting alumni and others excited, saying ‘I wish I would have had this.’” Both teams have begun their spring schedule and look forward to their second season in their new stadium, now CIBER Field. The men, who have played five consecutive road games this spring, are coming off a season a

season where they went 5-10-4, but were able to reach the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation’s tournament before losing 1-0 to New Mexico. Denver hosted the tournament. It was another magical season for the women’s team last year, as the senior class won their fourth straight Sun Belt Conference title and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season. Looking for a fifth straight conference title, the team has an advantage with great home turf.

Women’s soccer looks to maintain SBC dominance JOE KENDALL Contributor


Junior Megan Flannery kicks a ball last season in a game played in the newly donated CIBER Field. The men’s and women’s soccer team host the dedication ceremony this Saturday. The event will take place after the women’s game.

Heading into the spring season, the women’s soccer team is hoping once again for a run that will result in a Sun Belt Conference championship, something the Pioneers have won the past four years. Their spring schedule has consisted of six non-conference games and has focused on getting the team valuable playing experience during the off-season. However, the focus remains on the upcoming fall regular season. The perennial Sun Belt power will once again try to achieve the ultimate goal of making its third straight NCAA tournament, said head coach Jeff Hooker. The team has made two consecutive NCAA tournaments, before that the team failed to make the national field despite winning the SBC tournament. “What we have done the last four years is we’ve really tried to emphasize a strong non-conference schedule,” said Hooker. “We don’t set goals about winning the conference tourney then we just play those tough teams then set a

reasonable goal which hopefully is winning the conference tournament.” In the upcoming season the Pioneers will face power teams such as Nebraska, Colorado and Purdue as well as 2009 NCAA tournament teams Washington State and UCLA, which was a one seed in last year’s tournament. The strategy of playing a difficult non-conference schedule has been successful for the Pioneers in recent years judging by four straight NCAA berths. In addition, the team took down No. one-ranked Stanford in 2007. Coming into the new season the Pioneers announced that they will add nine recruits to the current squad in the fall. The recruits are led by Jessy Battelli, a Colorado native who many consider to be one of the best, if not the best high school player in Colorado. Eight others, all of whom hail from either Colorado or California, will join her. “Overall it’s the best class that we have ever had,” Hooker said. “Success has helped us, as well, the new stadium, and the combo of California and local kids from spots we heavily recruited. Also this marks the first time ever we

were able to get the best player in Colorado to stay and attend the University to Denver.” However, it is important not to forget the core of the team were members of the squad that were able to make it to the NCAA’s. Junior Jessie Rogers is expected to step up and become a team leader. Last season, she anchored the defense. Rogers will lead a team that will be very young, returning only five seniors on the roster. “Jesse Rogers started every game and needs to share experience and be vocal,” said Hooker. “She needs to pick up where the seniors from last year left off because they were a strong class full of very good leaders.” Next fall, DU will have to replace six seniors, Kelli Breidenbach, Lizzy Carlson, Mariah Johnston, Brooke Lamphere, Caitlin Rollins and Emily Stewart, who will leave DU winners of four SBC championships. However, with a combination of veteran experience and incoming talent, the Pioneers seem to have a newly created balance that can help them maintain the prominence that has been built in the past four seasons.


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Thunderbird Invitational. In that tournament, Kofstad finished with a 2-under par 211 and led the DU men’s golf squad. He is golfing a team best, averaging 71.19 through 27 rounds. He has made nine tournament appearances this season. Kofstad has been consistently effective throughout the season, finishing par or better 15 times.

Men’s lacrosse (3-0 ECAC, 8-4) DU 12, Bellarmine 8 DU 14, Quinnipiac 10

what went right In the ECAC game of the week, Denver was able to drop Quinnipiac to 2-3 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The Pioneers have won five straight games and have risen to the top of the ECAC, tied with conference leader Loyola (5-0 ECAC, 7-2).

Demopoulos earns third ECAC honor

what went wrong Although the Pioneers were outshot on Friday night, they were able to secure the win thanks in part to a great performance from Peter Lowell who finished with 13 saves.

up next After four consecutive home games, the Pioneers travel to Columbus, Ohio to play conference opponent Ohio State on Saturday morning.

women’s lacrosse (4-0 MPSF, 10-4) DU 17, UC Davis 7 DU 17, Stanford 12

what went right On Sunday afternoon, the Pioneers upset No. 11 Stanford in Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Sophomore Lauren Ciccomascolo and freshman Bonnie Wells each had four goals. The Pioneers jumped all over the Cardinal early on, taking a 6-1 lead in the second quarter.




Kofstad named SBC Golfer of the Month

Last week, DU golfer Espen Kofstad was named the Men’s Sun Belt Conference Co-Men’s Golfer

N E W S of the Month for his performance in the month of March. Kofstad shares the award Arkansas State’s Lloyd du Preez. After finishing 5-under par 211 at the 2010 Desert Shootout, he placed No. 16 at the ASU

Nothing went wrong for DU this past weekend, the Pioneers were able to extend their winning streak to three games while maintaining their undefeated conference record. In both games the Denver offense flourished jumping out to a five-goal lead in the second quarter of both contests.

up next DU plays in their regular season finale next Saturday when they play host to Fresno State at 2 p.m. The Pioneers return home to play in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship tournament on April 29.

women’s golf Sixth place

what went right

what went wrong The team played well in the final round of the championships, which allowed them to finish in a high place. The team was one stroke behind No. 8 Purdue, who shot par for the entire tournament.

up next The Pioneers travel to Muscle Shoals, Ala. to play in the 2009-2010 Sun Belt Conference Championships. The tournament begins next Monday, April 19 and continues to April 21.

Cheverie signs with Panthers

Junior goalie Marc Cheverie signed a two-year entry level contract with the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL) last Thursday. Cheverie, who finished his career at DU with a .926 save percentage, was the WCHA player of the year. Considered the best goalie in all of college hockey last year, Cheverie ended with a 24-6-3 record in his junior campaign. Even more impressive was his 2.08 goals against average, which helped DU capture their 12th WCHA regular-season title and the Gold Pan Trophy. Another highlight for the junior was when he set the DU record for consecutive shutout minutes with 223:51. Cheverie was named a Hobey Baker Award Top-10 finalist and was named Inside College Hockey’s Goaltender of the Year. The goalie is the third underclassmen from DU to forgo their college careers to pursue one in the NHL. He joins sophomores Joe Colbourne and Patrick Wiercioch.

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The Pioneers finished 1-over par 865 for the entire ASU International tournament and were able to shoot an even-par 288 in the tournaments final round. Freshman Kimberly Kim finished 3-under par 69 in the final round, which helped her place fifth overall.


Sophomore Mark Matthews has helped Denver to five consecutive wins. This past weekend he scored five goals and has scored a point in six conseutive games. Going into Sunday’s game against Quinnipiac, Matthews had recorded four consecutive hat tricks. He only scored two goals on Sunday.

Sophomore attackman Alex Demopoulos earned his second consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Offensive Player of the Week honor this week. He earned the first of two consecutive awards after he scored four goals in a 17-13 win over Hobart on April 3. This past weekend Demopoulos continued his offensive success scoring six goals and recording four assists, while leading the Pioneers to a pair of conference wins against Bellarmine and Quinnipiac. He is currently in the top five in the conference in goals per game, averaging 2.17 per game. The sophomore leads the team with 26 goals. This is Denver’s first year apart of the ECAC and the team has been given five individual awards thus far.

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NFL draft preview: Part 1 of 2 33. Rams Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame 34. Lions Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise St. 35. Buccaneers Damian Williams, WR, USC 36. Chiefs Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana 37. Eagles Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho 38. Browns Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers 39. Raiders Linval Joseph, DT, East Carolina 40. Chargers* Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois 41. Bills Vladimir Ducasse, OT, UMASS 42. Buccaneers* Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida St. 43. Dolphins Nate Allen, FS, South Florida 44. Patriots* Everson Griffen, DE, USC 45. Broncos Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU 46. Giants Donald Butler, ILB, Washington 47. Patriots Dominique Franks. CB, Okla. 48. Panthers Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida 49. 49ers Dexter McCluster, WR, Ole Miss 50. Chiefs* Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona 51. Texans Montario Hardesty, RB, Tennessee 52. Steelers Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati 53. Patriots Taylor Price, WR, Ohio 54. Bengals Cam Thomas, DT, UNC 55. Eagles Morgan Burnett, FS, Georgia Tech 56. Packers Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest 57. Ravens Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida 58. Cardinals Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale 59. Cowboys Charles Brown, OT, USC 60. Seahawks* Chad Jones, SS, LSU 61. Jets Jon Asamoah, OG, Illinois

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62. Vikings Chris Cook, CB, Virginia

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63. Colts Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia

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64. Saints Jason Worilds, DE, Virginia Tech Round 2 predictions made by Steve Coulter. Round 1 predictions will appear in next weeks issue.

DU Clarion, 4/13/2010  

The Clarion is the weekly student newspaper of the University of Denver. It is distributed every Tuesday and 2,500 copies are printed. The o...

DU Clarion, 4/13/2010  

The Clarion is the weekly student newspaper of the University of Denver. It is distributed every Tuesday and 2,500 copies are printed. The o...