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Vol. 116, Issue 18

September 29, 2009

Fans rally for hockey STEVE COULTER Assistant sports editor



Some 40 tents were set up in front of the Ritchie Center Friday night in anticipation of hockey student season tickets going on sale. Nearly 350 season passes were sold.

Hockey fans set up and slept in about 40 tents in front of the Ritchie Center box office to make sure they would be able to purchase tickets for the upcoming season before the tickets sold out. A group of freshmen pitched the first tent Friday morning, more than 24 hours before the box office opened. Hundreds of other fans formed the line on the north side of the Ritchie Center. Nearly 350 student tickets were sold, according to a spokesperson for the division of athletics and recreation, which was not a sellout of season tickets available to students. As the night came, some gathered around a sidewalk campfire to roast S’Mores and listen to techno music that lasted into the wee hours of the morning. Early Saturday, the hockey team and head coach George Gwozdecky treated fans to donuts and thanked them for their support and overnight vigil. Gwozdecky said the showing of support meant a lot to the team. “To show my appreciation, Jake’s season tickets are on me,” Gwozdecky said. Gwozdecky posed for a photograph with freshman Jake Muniz, who was first in line. Then, Gwozdecky whipped out his own credit card and told Muniz that he would pay for his season tickets. Gwozdecky and his players mingled with the crowd, shaking hands and asking questions. SEE PLAYERS, PAGE 6

Every mile counts on pink treadmill Contributor

Coors Fitness Center is taking on breast cancer one mile at a time. Participating in the Pink Ribbon Run Campaign by fitness equipment manufacturer Cybex, Coors Fitness Center has added a new, pink treadmill with a 6.0HP motor and durable running track to its state-of-the-art facility. For every mile logged on the treadmill in October, Cybex will donate 10 cents to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “The treadmill adds a little color to our cardio deck, and it helps us give back to our community,” said Tiffany Ulatowski, director of membership and competitive programs at Coors. Ulatowski presented the idea to other

fitness center directors after meeting with a Cybex representative. If the 615 miles logged as of Sept. 1 are any indication, Cybex will have many miles to match. “Our current trends indicate that our students and members log an average of 950 miles per month on each treadmill,” said Ulatowski. “[But] I personally think our students can log more than 950 miles.” This is the first fundraising initiative of its kind at the Coors Fitness Center. A true encapsulation of multi-tasking, running or walking on the Pink Ribbon Run treadmill simultaneously promotes health and supports breast cancer awareness and research, said Ulatowski. MICHAEL FURMAN


Bike sharing takes off A swipe of Pioneer card gets a high tech bike NEWS | Page 2



“I heard there’s a girl in Halls who slept with the entire Colorado Avs...” OPINIONS | Page 10

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September 22, 2009

Students, faculty celebrate launch of bike sharing program ELIZABETH BORNEMAN Contributor

The bike-sharing program launched on Thursday during Bike Day, an event held between Nelson and Nagel halls. About 300 students, faculty and community members attended. Information about the free program was distributed and those who attended were able to test the bicycles that the program offers. . Free T-shirts were distributed. Students are now able to rent one of 20 bikes at either the front desk of Nelson Hall or Centennial Halls with their Pioneer Card. Bikes must be returned by 7 p.m., but there are no restrictions on where they can be taken. The DU Bike-Share Program is part of what will eventually be a citywide program with around 600 bikes. The high-tech bikes come with an attached basket that can hold up to 25 pounds, and a lock and helmet is included when they are rented. For safety reasons, the bikes will not be available once the weather gets worse in the coming winter months. The DU Bike-Sharing idea was started by two now graduated students who attended an environmental conference and decided to make DU a more conscious campus as far as transportation is concerned.

“It’s not difficult getting people into it [the program], because everyone thinks it’s a great idea,” said Dillon Doyle, a junior and member of the Undergraduate Student Government. “The hardest part was the implementation and logistics of the program, actually getting the bikes circulating on campus and such.” He hopes that the DU community will step up and use this program, because it is free and easy to use. Denver’s sunny weather and extensive network of bike trails enable users to get in shape as well as be environmentally friendly by riding instead of driving to locations around the city. “In the spring, it will be possible to take the bikes downtown on the light rail and leave them,” said Doyle.

U P C O M I N G TODAY Security Internship Panel Cherrington Hall 12 p.m. Previous interns will share their experiences and offer advice to those seeking internships in the future. RSVP at www. WEDNESDAY Bonls Blood Drive Driscoll Ballroom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bonfils will host their quarterly blood drive. To make an appointment, call (303)-363-2300. THURSDAY Organs and Developement Hamilton Hall in the Lamont School of Music 2 p.m. Joe Galema, music director from the Air Force Academy, will give an organ concert and discuss the history of the development of the organ.




Top: Ben Waldman informs students about renting the bikes from the program. Bottom: Joshua Jackson Robinson is just one of the the students that tested out the bicycles that are now available to rent from two areas on campus.

“Perspective on the Show” discussion before the show and coffee and activities after the play.

Second Annual Global Health Symposium Anschutz Medical Campus 5:30 p.m. Medical practitioners and academics will discuss some of the health issues that are facing the world today.

56 Days: I’m Still Here 2705 Larimer St. 6-9 p.m. Sarah Soriano presents her exhibition throughout which she examines gender roles within her relationship. The opening reception will be Friday, and the exhibit is open Friday and Saturday from 2-6 p.m.

A Raisin’ in the Sun Helen Bonls Theatre Complex SANTE Happy Hour 6 p.m. The Pioneer Students may purchase $10 4 p.m. SANTE, a group on campus that tickets with a student ID for the show, which includes a focuses on global health issues,

DU Unplugged Sidelines Pub 7-10 p.m. DU Unplugged is an openmic night where students may perform. The first 25 people at the door will receive $10 worth of free food from Sidelines Pub. SATURDAY Bolero Colorado Newman Center for the Performing Arts Keigwin + Company, a dance company from New York City will perform a show that depicts how Colorado will be in the future.

Weekly Forecast Today 82 º | 56 º

Wednesday 75º | 44 º

Thursday 49 º | 38 º

Friday 56 º | 39 º

!"On Monday, Sept. 21 at 1:05 p.m. Campus Safety responded to the report of theft at Sturm College of Law. A student had left money belonging to a student organization secured in an office on Sept. 17 and upon returning Sept. 18 she found them missing. There were no signs of forced entry.

!"On Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:35 p.m. a student reported his wallet missing from his secure room. Campus Safety responded and advised the student to file a report with Denver Police Department.

will host a happy hour for people interested in the group. Afterwards the group will attend the Global Health Symposium.

DU Convocation Magness Arena Doors open at 11:45 Lunch will be served and Chancellor Robert Coombe will speak.


!"On Monday, Sept. 21 at 3:25 p.m. a theft was reported at Sturm Hall. A student left her bike unsecured at 12 p.m. and when she returned at 3 p.m. she discovered it was missing. Campus Safety responded.


FRIDAY Livestrong Day Driscoll 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will include speakers, sidewalk chalking and sessions.


Saturday 58 º | 39 º

Sunday 63 º | 49 º

!"On Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:32 p.m. a DU staff member reported that someone urinated in an elevator in a parking lot near the Performing Arts Center. Campus Safety responded.

DRUGS & ALCOHOL !"On Thursday, Sept. 24 at 3:53 p.m. a faculty member turned in found property. Campus Safety examined the found items and determined that the identification card was false. !"On Friday, Sept. 25 at 12:39 a.m. Campus Safety found an underage student at Centennial Halls to be severely intoxicated. Paramedics transported the student to a detox facility for treatment.

R E P O R T merchandise at Driscoll Center Bookstore. The staff member confiscated the merchandise and the student was issued a trespass notice. !"On Monday, Sept. 21 at 6:13 p.m. two suspicious males were reported at Centennial Towers. Campus Safety responded and found that one of the males was previously issued at trespassing notice. He was arrested by Denver Police Department. The other was given a trespass notice and taken off campus. !"On Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. Campus Safety responded to the report of a suspicious person at Johnson-MacFarlane Hall. The officers discovered that the person had previously trespassed on campus. He was issued a citation and escorted from campus.

HARASSMENT !"On Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8:23 p.m. a DU student reported harassment. The student had received threatening messages on her cell phone from an unidentified male since Sept. 21. Campus Safety responded and is unsure whether the messages were meant for the girl.

ACCIDENTS !"On Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 11:09 p.m. a Campus Safety officer conducting a routine patrol observed a student recklessly riding a skateboard in a parking lot near the Campus Safety Center. The student was dishonest and uncooperative when approached by the officer.

!"On Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 12:49 a.m. Campus Safety responded to a potentially suicidal person in Centennial Halls. The student had attempted to harm herself after a fight with an unidentified person. The student !"On Friday, Sept. 25 at 1:24 spoke to a counselor on duty a.m. Campus Safety responded and was determined to be safe to stay in her room. to an intoxicated party at Centennial Halls. An underage ! On Wednesday, Sept. 23 student was severely intoxiat 9:20 p.m. a staff member recated and paramedics transported a vehicle struck another ported him to a detox facility vehicle in a parking lot near the for treatment. Performing Arts Center and leave the scene. Campus Safety !"On Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8:54 p.m. an unaffiliated minor responded and reported minor was given alcohol by an unaf- damage to the vehicle. filiated person at a wedding !"On Wednesday, Sept. 23 at reception. Campus Safety 9:18 p.m. Denver Fire Deresponded and declined the partment and Campus Safety assistance of Denver Police Department. Both people were responded to a fire alarm at the Sigma Chi fraternity house. asked to leave Campus with DFD reported that the alarm sober parties. was set off by burnt food. !"On Sunday, Sept. 27 at 1:56 !"On Thursday, Sept. 24 at a.m. a Campus Safety officer found a student who appeared 9:59 a.m. a DU student was backing out of a parking space intoxicated during a routine in the parking lot near the Physpatrol. The officer discovered ics Building and struck anthe student was also in possession of a false identification other vehicle belonging to a DU staff member. Campus Safety card. The contraband was responded and no damages or confiscated and paramedics injuries were reported. transported the student to a detox facility for medical treat!"On Saturday, Sept. 26 at 2:20 ment. p.m. an odor of smoke was present at the Phipps Tennis House. TRESPASSING Campus Safety found smoke and a light haze to be several !"On Monday, Sept. 21 at floors above the boiler room. 9:05 a.m. a DU staff member Assistance from Denver Fire observed a student conceal Department was declined.


September 22, 2009

International security center new to campus Blue-roofed building is newest addition to Korbel School of International Studies KELLY NGUYEN

“I’m simply overwhelmed.” Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper attended the dedication ceremony and said the building represents the internationalization of not only DU but also Denver and the region.

Named after Sie’s father Sié Chéou-Kang, who was a diplomat, educator, author and playwright, the new center was built using the Green Building Rating System developed by LEEDS, Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design. The center focuses on energy conservation and will also enhance the heating, cooling and air systems in Cherrington Hall. Beginning in fall 2010, the center will also provide leadership training for SIÉ Fellows by

10 international security specialists and diplomats. A director for the center has not yet been hired, according to Jim Berscheidt, associate vice chancellor for the office of communications and marketing.


For those students who have been wondering what the new building next to the Korbel School of International Studies building is, the answer is a center for students studying global security, policy and diplomacy. The SIÉ CHÉOU-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy at the Josef Korbel School opened Aug. 7. The $5 million blue-roofed building is located next to Ben Cherrington Hall. It is approximately 5,500 square feet. The building’s design is reminiscent of Asian architecture in its roof and landscaping. The blue roof is made of blue glazed Asian tiles and the Japanese-style courtyard with a magnolia tree surrounded by rock forms, honors the donor’s Asian roots. The Anna and John J. Sie Foundation established the center, as a new resource for students. According to remarks by John Sie at the opening, the center represents “a new commitment at the university to international security and diplomacy.” He added,


The design of the new SIÉ CHÉOU-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy includes many Asian influences because of the donor’s Asian roots.



September 22, 2009

Free u shots offered to students AUSA senate changes

name to help confusion

formal approval by the Board of Trustees Student and Alumni Affairs committee two weeks ago. The student senate will now Another thing that prompted operate with the name Under- the name change was the reinstigraduate Student Government, tution of the Judicial Branch, crea name change that ating three branches took place over the of student governsummer. ment. This was part According to of campaign promPresident Antoine ise made in the Perretta, the senate, spring by Perretta formerly the All and Vice President Undergraduate StuJim Francescon. dent Association, Student govchanged their name ernment has not had in part to increase a Judicial Branch name recognition. since the mid 1980s. “One big reason The resolution was for the change is passed last year to that many people Antoine Perretta, create this branch did not know what president of the again. AUSA stood for, so Undergraduate Student It will serve to we anticipate more Government check the Legislapeople to recognize tive and Executive and know the meanbranches, as well as ing of the USG acronym,” Perretta handle conflicts and all violations said. of licensed students organizaOver the summer the Con- tions. stitution Task Force chose the A formal announcement of name USG when updating senate the name change will come from documents. the senate once the new logo has The new name was given been finished. JAMIE WARREN News editor

“One big reason for the [name] change is that many people did not know what AUSA stood for...”



The Health and Counseling Center offered all students free seasonal flu vaccines last week on Driscoll Bridge. More than 1,000 shots were given before the Health Center ran out on Wednesday afternoon. They have already ordered more and will notify students when they become available. The 2009 H1N1 vaccine will be available by Oct. 15. It also will be free to all students.

UTS implements new security policy Security changes allow quicker access to email attachments LESLIE GEHRING Contributor

Students and faculty using their university e-mail addresses can now receive e-mail attachments hours earlier than they used to due to the new e-mail security policy implemented by University Technology Services. Under the new policy, which went into effect at the end of August, an e-mail with an attachment sent to a DU e-mail address is scanned by UTS to check for viruses. Then a notification is sent to the intended recipient of the e-mail. The notification e-mail alerts the recipient that he or she has an incoming attachment and offers the recipient the option to access the attachment immediately. If the recipient wants to receive the e-mail with the attachment at that time, he or she must either click on the Message ID and send the e-mail that is generated or simply reply to the notification e-mail, quoting the section of the notification e-mail that contains the Message ID. After completing either of these two processes, the e-mail with the attachment will be released shortly. If the recipient takes no action after receiving the notification e-mail, the e-mail with the attachment is held for four hours, then scanned for viruses a second time and released to the recipient. The four-hour delay, which was already an established practice of UTS, is designed to allow

anti-virus software providers time to discover and respond to new and constantly evolving security threats, according to Arlen Fletcher, director of network security. UTS scans around 30 different common file types attached to e-mails, but some, such as .doc, are allowed to pass through the system immediately because they are so common. “We’re always walking a tightrope between usability and keeping things safe,” Fletcher explained. Despite allowing .doc files to bypass scanning, UTS holds back other common files such as Excel spreadsheet files and PDF files. Fletcher, who has fielded between one and two dozen phone calls about the change since the new policy went into effect said that no major problems have arisen. However, some are unhappy with the amount of extra work the new policy requires to retrieve an e-mail attachment or are confused by the change. Once most people learn that the new policy makes their e-mail attachments accessible sooner than they were in the past, they decide the change is not so bad after all. The new policy was not prompted by any specific event but is part of UTS’s ongoing effort to stay one step ahead of those who create and circulate viruses, spyware, and malware. Fletcher stressed that security is an ongoing, continuous process and that feedback from users is important and always welcome. UTS can be reached at (303)871-4940 or through their website,

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Here’s How: Get your passport at dining and retail locations on campus. Visit 10 of the 12 participating campus dining and retail locations to get a stamp in your passport. Fill out your contact information. Drop in a box located at our dining and retail locations before Wednesday, October 7th. Join us for the drawing event and food fair at noon on Thursday, October 8th at Grill on the Greens Sweepstakes Rules: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 or older to enter. Valid only at participating locations. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. MST on October 7th, 2009. Drawing will be held October 8th, 2009. Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a ColoradoPass (approximate retail value of $439). One (1) First Prize winner will receive an iPod Touch (approximate retail value of $229). One (1) Second Prize winner will receive a Crosley iJukebox (approximate retail value of $270).


September 22, 2009

Student lawyers file lawsuit Snow, White win USG against Xcel Energy freshmen elections WildEarth Guardians claims power plant has violated Clean Air Act LINDSAY MILLER Contributor

DU’s Environmental Law Clinic along with WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit against Xcel Energy that claims the utility company violated the Clean Air Act. Xcel, based in Minneapolis, disputes the claim and intends to fight it in court. The Environmental Law Clinic gives students of the Sturm College of Law an opportunity to participated in a actual cases. WildEarth Guardians, which works to protect and restore wildlife throughout the American West, claims that the operation of the Cherokee Station coalfired power plant has repeatedly disregarded the federal law. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 6. WildEarth Guardians

originally notified Xcel that it was violating the Clean Air Act standards in January 2008 and again in April 2009. The lawsuit asks that Xcel be forced to comply with clean air standards and be fined $37,500 a day for each violation since January of this year. The suit states that “by law, Xcel shall not allow or cause the emission of any pollutant into the atmosphere in excess of 20 percent opacity, must continuously monitor opacity and must report any deviations of these requirements.” The lawsuit cites Xcel’s own as proof that the power plant has continuously ignored monitoring limits of opacity on smoke emitted from the smokestacks. Opacity, or density of smoke, is an indicator of particulate matter in the emission. The pollutants include soot, toxic metals and acidic gas droplets. Particulate matter can induce serious respiratory and pulmonary problems such as bronchitis,

asthma attacks and heart attacks. By law, Xcel is required to continuously monitor opacity levels of its plants’ emissions.. With the help of a professor, Environmental Law Clinic student lawyers research, work with clients and even present arguments in court. Currently the Environmental Law Clinic is also working on a number of cases to protect endangered species like whitetailed prairie dog, the checkerspot butterfly and rare species of macaws, parakeets, cockatoos, and parrots. Xcel is Colorado’s largest utility, providing power to 70 percent of the state’s population and the Cherokee Plant is the largest coal burning power plant in Colorado. The plant is comprised of four coal-fired burners, burning more that 2 million pounds of coal per year and three smokestacks, making it the second biggest source of carbon dioxide in the state.

CORY LAMZ Contributor

Freshmen Kathryn Snow and Sam White were voted to represent the class of 2013 in the Undergraduate Student Government last week. Snow received 71 votes and White received 64. A total of 338 freshmen voted. Voting opened Sept. 21 and ended Wednesday at 4 p.m. The votes were cast online, and much of each candidate’s campaign publicity was electronic as well.

Candidates utilized Facebook pages to accumulate fans and better estimate their chances for winning the most votes. Other campaign methods included posting flyers across the campus and tagging the most utilized sidewalks with slogans. Some candidates gave away T-shirts as walking publicity. The USG Senate allocates student activity fee funds to student organizations and licenses new organizations. It also acts as a spokesperson for the undergraduates on campus.

Girls run towards sororities on bid day MEGAN WESTERVELT


Kathryn Snow and Sam White were elected to represent the freshman class in online elections that took place throughout last week.

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Congratulations David Kanoa James & Chris Henning for nding Boone on page 5 last week. James won a free hockey ticket to Sunday’s exhibition game. Prizes vary each week.


At 6 p.m. yesterday, all of the girls participating in sorority recruitment ran from Sturm Hall towards their new house. Only four sororities remain at DU, Delta Gamma, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta and Delta Delta Delta. More than 200 female students participated in this year’s recruitment process. Rush began last Thursday and ended with the bid ceremony last night. The girls were required to attend parties at each house, where they met the sorority sisters and got to know one another.


September 22, 2009

Foundation donates $1 million in scholarships RACHEL KONKEY Contributor


The almost $1 million grant serves to allow students in the Library Science graduate program to continue their education in specialized programs. Participants are required to study early childhood literacy education.


DU has received almost $1 million to fund scholarships for graduate students studying library science. DU’s Library and Information Science (LIS) Program received $917,891 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The funds were generated by Laura Bush’s 21st Century Librarian Program. The money is earmarked for support of 10 students in the master’s degree program in library science. The program will also prepare the librarians for work with children and will require that degree participants specialize in early childhood literacy education. “The community need addressed by this project is the demand for more public librarians to help very young children acquire early literacy skills,” said Mary Stansbury, director of the

LIS program. Stansbury explained that the primary goals of the program involve creating more specialized librarians who would focus on literacy education in the future. Students receiving support would be expected to work in public libraries and preschools, study child psychology and demonstrate Spanish-language proficiency as part of their degree training. The LIS program at DU will collaborate with various libraries and preschools in the state to ensure the most effective education for the students in the program. This is the second grant received by DU. Nearly $1 million was received in 2008 for 10 students participating in the master’s program. Since the national program’s beginnings in 2002, it has trained 3,220 master’s students, 186 doctoral students, 1,256 pre-professionals and 26,206 continuing education students.

Hand sanitizers placed on Players, coach show campus to combat u fears appreciation for fans LINDSEY GOODWIN Contributor

Hand sanitizers have been placed across the DU campus in an effort to stop the spread of illness between students by the Health and Counseling Center. DU invested in hand sanitizer this year because of the flu many are concerned about. One hundred hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in buildings where students and staff use most often. “Increased accessibility will increase usage,” said Katie Dunker, assistant director at the Health and Counseling Center, “We know students will start to use it if we make it available.” Dunker said the sanitizer was placed “where we think they will be utilized. We tried to be thoughtful about where they went.” A Hand Washing Campaign was conducted in the fall of 2007. It was an experiment to determine when and where students would



Canille Heayes uses one of the automatic hand sanitizers placed on the wall near elevators around campus. DU invested in the hand sanitizes because of the H1N1 flu.

stop to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer. The results of this study showed that students were less likely to stop by a door or when they were carrying things in their hands. It was using these results that

the HCC determined where the sanitizers should be placed this fall. The sanitizers were placed strategically where people would be stopping any way, such as by the café line in Daniels College of Business or next to elevators.

Continued from page 1 Gwozdecky and his players mingled with the crowd, shaking hands and asking questions. Muniz along with a group of friends, including fellow freshmen Chris Saunders, Natalie Margason, Brittney Willis, Noosha Aftahi, Joseph Ruybal and Hannah Stumpp, put up his tent early Friday. The friends encountered a problem when they realized it was impossible to stake the 20-person tent into the concretepaved spot they had chosen to call theirs. The solution they came up with was to haul recycling bins which they filled wither rock and tied the tent ropes to them.

Besides the obvious goal of obtaining the first batch of season tickets the group was motivated by something else. “The class of 2013 wants to promote school spirit,” Margason said. “We, as a group, feel that spirit is lacking and that’s why we decided to be first in line.” The group holds big hopes for the hockey season. “We don’t want to jinx it, but were going to bring home a title,” Ruybal said. On Oct. 4 Denver hosts the University of Calgary in an exhibition match. The puck drops at 6:07 p.m. The regular-season opener is against 2009 Frozen Four finalist Vermont in early October.

Coors Fitness Center adds new treadmill

Continued from page 1 “This year our goal is not only to provide service to our students in regards to fitness, but we want to educate our members and really try to give back to the Denver community. We are proactively looking for opportunities to promote health and wellness in the community,” Ulatowski said. One in eight women will develop breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung, according to the American Cancer Society 2008. In the United States alone, 182,460 new cases will be reported, with 40,480 deaths. “We have many members who have battled or are battling breast cancer. We want to support and educate our members,” said Ulatowski. “Studies show that exercise can help prevent cancer and help people stay in remission after having fought cancer. In many ways, exercise is the best medicine any doctor can prescribe because of all the diseases

it can help prevent.” According to a study published by the Journal of Breast Cancer Research in November 2008, vigorous exercise may cut the risk of breast cancer 30 percent in normal-weight women. Similarly, according to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in May 2008, females age 12 to 35 who regularly exercise have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer before menopause in comparison to those less active.

Coor Fitness Center Hours • Monday-Thursday 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. • Friday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Saturday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Sunday 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

September 22, 2009


Memories in mason jars English professor’s play performed at Buntport Theater


Assistant lifestyles editor

Memory accumulation plays an intricate roll in DU professor Laird Hunt’s novel that is the basis of the play Indiana, Indiana. The play is in its last week of production at the warehouse like Buntport Theater 717 Lipan St # B Denver, CO 80204 with showings at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The play centers around Noah Summers, an old man, who takes the audience along a journey through his life remembering the time before and after he shares with his wife Opal. The story is a carefully woven nonlinear love story told through a series of flashbacks. Moments of memory are emphasized by golden light as Noah explores his remembrances. At times, the play seems to channel a stage rendition of the film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in its tragic portrayal of love lost. The music, which plays during some of the flashbacks is chilling and reminiscent of “The Science of Sleep” soundtrack. The show is visually breathtaking. A

plain white stage, which acts as a screen throughout the performance, takes on the role of sunflower fields and wooden kitchen floor as the story weaves through the memories of the protagonist Noah’s life. The backdrop is an expansive shelf of stacked glass mason jars of assorted sizes. Each is filled with something different, photographs, letters, string, and bones make up the wall of memories and nick knacks. Throughout the performance lights from behind the wall of glass are introduced to create a myriad of dazzling objects. Few other props are necessary to make this show a success. Attached on swinging cables a window frame, a door, a washing machine, are individually introduced by characters. A table swoops from the ceiling and dinner is served. Everything presented has the ability to act as a screen to transmit the thoughts encompassing Noah. Four members of the Buntport Theater Company perform the play. Evan Weissman takes the principle role of Noah while Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan and Erik Edborg play multiple characters. They wear simple clothes with the occasional hat or scarf to indicate the arrival of a new character. As memories build the audience is

“Indiana, Indiana rifles through a closet full of memories–a constellation of the fragile psyche. However, as you want with a play: I was not convinced that what I was watching was not occurring in a theater. I was convinced, though, that what I was viewing was in a mind, and I was a synapse of which Noah’s memories floated by. Every letter, every jar poured to the floor peeled back a layer, some stratum of fleeting consciousness–the new ink on the palimpsest– revealing two fundamental pieces from which it all combusted. And one, Noah Summers, has never made me feel so at home in the cacophony of another’s projected mind. Spotless, simply spotless is all I can say. ” Peter Geibel, sophomore, creative writing major

left to view the imperfection of the human memory. It becomes hard to distinguish the details of a memory from the feeling, and all are tainted by one’s own perception as one floats through the thought processes of Noah Summers. Laird’s use of language drips as vibrantly from the lips of the Buntport Theater Players as the sparkling jars framing the plays action. Opal’s letters hold a childlike singsong melody when read out loud in soliloquy by other characters. The audience holds its breath as memories are strung together into an imperfect picture of Noah and Opal’s love story. Laird’s novel Indiana, Indiana was published in 2003. He teaches creative writing courses at DU and is married to poet and fellow professor Eleni Sikelianos. The magical world created onstage at Buntport left the audience in a state of hushed wonder. As the final scene closed the audience was left to wander onto the plain stage to examine the bits in jars and walk the reflective surface. A trip down Broadway and the $16 entrance fee, $13 for students and seniors, is a small price to pay for this masterfully crafted piece.

If you go... • Showtimes Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. • Tickets $16, $13 for students and seniors • Location Buntport Theater 717 Lipan St #B Denver


September 22, 2009

DUing something about poverty in Tanzania ROSIE WILMOT

Assistant lifestyles editor

When speed walking across Driscoll Bridge or rushing to the next class, it seems easy to focus only on school work and having a social calendar. For Nichole Parker and Jacob Sager the story was the same, but these two DU students managed to utilize the resources the Pioneer Leadership Program offers. The two second-year students made it to the finals in The Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition and won $3,000 this past June with one year of business school behind them. They wanted to make their mark. “We used to walk the streets of campus looking at the signs on the lamp posts. We thought, ‘Hey we want to be up there someday. That could be us,’” said Parker. The business plan the two students formed is a hybrid nonprofit which attempts to stimulate the economy in Tanzania and was inspired by Sager’s high school mission trips.

It is innovative in the fact that it donates 70 percent of the profits back to a school in Tanzania to sponsor students. When the sponsored students graduate and form businesses Global CafeNation will then buy those products and sell them in the United States. The business plan the two students formed is a non-profit which attempts to stimulate the economy in Tanzania was inspired by Sager’s previous mission trips. The idea was born to start a nonprofit together was formulated on a bus ride to a leadership conference last year. After weeks of meetings and discussing possible plans the two separated from the group to pursue the plan. “The others in the group didn’t think the timing was realistic, so I went to Nichole a week before the plan was due and said, ‘I’m going to do this, do you want to help?’” Sager said. The two formulated the executive summary which elevated them from the 76 other plans into the top 20 with help from their mentor Craig Harrison, member

of the PLP advisory board and recipient of the Ammi Hyde Award for outstanding achievement as DU alumni. “We then made a business plan with the help of a book called Business Plan in a Day. We printed it and got it bound, I remember it was mother’s day weekend, I went home but I spent all of mothers day working on the plan,” Parker said about the days before the competition. The two then became the youngest to ever make it to the finals. They placed in the fourth to sixth place range, winning best international and best nonprofit plan. The community compelled and inspired them to make use of all DU’s untalked of resources. They learned that DU has the resources students need to be successful, but that sometimes students just need to dig a little. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. DU has an incredible amount of resources, ask professors, ask faculty. If you want something and want information you can find it. Even if you are


Sophomores Nichole Parker and Jacob Sager made it to the finals in The Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition and won $3,000 this past June.

talking about an idea a professor will help. Don’t be shy, don’t be afraid,” Sager said. Parker added, “Go for it. Don’t be worried about rejection, we lost a lot of sleep but we did fine in class. Use the skills you learn in your classes, it makes education so much more worthwhile.” Currently the two are learning to balance their busy schedules

with launching their nonprofit Global CafeNation. They are now seeking graduate students in marketing and financing to join their project. “It takes a lot longer to accomplish things applying what you just learned in class to real life, we’re looking for people to help us along the learning process,” Sager said.

Three new restaurants cater to students’ late night munchies Illegal Pete’s • • • •

Grand opening Monday, Oct. 5 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday - Wednesday 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday - Saturday Location: East Evans Avenue and South Williams Street

Noodles & Company

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Accepts Flex 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday - Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday- Saturday Location: East Evans Avenue and South Williams Street

Greeks Gone Wild


Breakfast served 8 a.m. to noon 8 a.m. to noon Sunday - Wednesday 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday - Saturday Location: 2039 South University Blvd.


Illegal Pete’s will open its long awaited sixth Colorado location on the southeast corner of East Evans Avenue and South Williams Street on Monday Oct. 5. It is a California Mission District-style Mexican eatery.

JOE BORREGO Contributor

After a much anticipated wait and many setbacks, Illegal Pete’s, a California Mission District-style Mexican eatery, will finally open its doors on Monday Oct. 5. Located on the southeast corner of East Evans Avenue and South Williams Street, Pete’s faces stiff competition with more than five other food establishments located within a one-block radius. In order to set itself apart, the restaurant will offer “a more extended menu including breakfast items,” said Pete Turner, owner of the six-store chain that has become wildly popular throughout Colorado. “We will have lots of space for students to study and we want people to come in and stay.” Whether it’s to watch television or listen to live music, that will be offered periodically, Pete’s will provide a comfortable setting and stay open late to fit the needs of DU students, Turner said.

Another local restaurant, Noodles & Company, is also making its debut in October on East Evans Avenue where Blockbuster Video used to be located. “We are very excited to join the DU community,” said Jill Preston, director of corporate communications for Noodles. “We will be doing a fun giveaway on our grand opening day—you can register to win free noodles for a year.” Not only will the new establishment offer free Wi-Fi, but it will also be open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday, and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Noodles will accept the Pioneer Flex account in this location, thus allowing students a wider range of dining options. Another new restaurant is Greeks Gone Wild, which opened over the summer. The restaurant offers an eclectic menu that has something for everyone with an array of Greek dishes such as gyros, souvlaki sticks and loukoumathes, along with more conventional offerings such as hamburgers and chicken

wings. Nestled in between Fuhgidabowdit Pizzeria and Yakety Yak at 2039 S. University Blvd, the Greeks also offer free Wi-Fi. “Combine all the features of the restaurants in the area and you get our restaurant,” said Pete Kallas, owner. “We are going to play cool, funky music. The restaurant will be a clean, hip and fun place to hang out.” Kallas is also an owner of Steakhouse 10 in Englewood, Colo. Much like its competition, Greeks offers late night hours, staying open until midnight from Sunday to Wednesday, and until 3 a.m. Thursday to Saturday. Greeks also caters to early risers, offering breakfast items from 8 a.m. to noon. Although, attempts were made to coordinate Pioneer Card acceptance by Illegal Pete’s and Greeks Gone Wild, DU declined these transactions due to the large number of merchants already accepting Flex cash. Despite this, these establishments hope that this will not slow business as students and the surrounding community seeks new dining options.


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September 22, 2009

Photo exhibit explores family moments CONNIE MIERKEY Lifestyles editor

The exhibit “The Family Stage” is now open in the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery and highlights snapshots found in family albums. Participating artists Janet Delaney, Todd Hido and Cecil McDonald Jr. explore the preservation of such photos from the early 20th century to today. The exhibit immediately draws the viewer into the dynamics of family and household. It then begs the question of technology’s role as the works evolve from antique albums full of small, faded black and white portraits to images in digital frames. The exhibit brings together amateur as well as professional works, often indicated by their presentation. It causes the viewer to question what art is and what is shown as art. Many of the photographs are not much different from what

your parents might have tucked away in an old end table in the living room, but in this exhibit they are shown next to perfect color prints, matted and mounted to the wall. This disconnect highlights the evolution of and different aspects of family photo albums. “I wanted to photograph everything that made me pause,” wrote Delaney about her works titled “Housebound.” “I wanted to record the sensation of living.” Delaney’s photographs abstract an element of what she calls “simple scenarios of home and family” and turns them into icons of growing up and growing old. Delaney teaches photography at the University of California. Hido’s “Ohio” is a collection of new and old photographs taken over a span of 40 years. The older photographs were taken in the 1970s by Hido’s father on a cheap instamatic camera. In the earlier photographs, Hido attempts to recreate a truer family album

resulting in disturbing images that reveal devastating childhood occurrences. “Sources of terror in childhood become sources of attraction in adulthood,” said Hido on the Loveline radio show. He lives in Oakland, Calif. Cecil McDonald Jr.’s “Domestic Observations and Occurrences,” turns mundane domestic life into complex colorful visions. Images of his family appear draped in beautiful hues of red and blue. The ‘domestic occurrences’ photographed are very personal but translate to universal domestic scenarios. For example, “Frances Before Dinner” shows a mother preparing food in the kitchen while her young daughter dances to music. McDonald is from Chicago. The gallery is open daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. For upcoming events and exhibits visit art/myhrengallery.htm.



Top: Artist Janet Delaney with part of her collection. Above: A display of old family photograph albums. Left: A patron views selections of Delaney’s exhibit.

Music student, aspiring composer CLAIRE RUSTAD Contributor

Like most children who begin playing the piano, it is at a young age and at the urging of one’s mother. Reggie Berg was no different. At the age of 5, in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Ind., he began taking piano lessons. “At first I didn’t really like [playing the piano], but I was always made to practice and I couldn’t get away with not doing it, so that helped me to like it more.” As he developed interest in the piano, Berg began toying around with composition at the age of 7. “I actually didn’t know what I was writing sometimes, and I didn’t know what it would sound like.” Nonetheless, inspired by an admiration for Mozart, Berg would go to the library and read books about this talented composer and musician. “When I read that Mozart composed first at the age of 5, I was jealous because I was 7,” said Berg. Two years later, Berg entered one of his pieces in an elementary division competition. Although he made it to nationals, he was

disappointed with his fourth place finish. “[Finishing fourth] made me stop composing. I think my confidence was really blown, so I stopped,” Berg said. As he transitioned into middle school, he played the trumpet in band. He also played the euphonium and various percussion instruments, like the xylophone. “I still played piano, but my interests were getting scattered. I seemed to be losing interest in classical piano, and then jazz piano.” For his first two years of high school, he continued to play both the classical and jazz trumpet, and was in the percussion section of his band, playing the snare drum and the marimba. For his last two years of high school, Berg attended Interlochen Fine Arts Academy in Traverse City, Mich. “Ever since I was 9, I knew that I wanted to pursue a professional music career. If you wanted to be serious about music as a career, this [was] the place to go,” Berg said. Wanting to pursue a major in jazz piano, but still incorporate classical training, Berg applied and was accepted to Eastman

School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. for only one year before transferring to the Lamont School of Music. “I wanted to go somewhere that was a bit more competitive, but wasn’t as competitive [as Eastman].” In his second quarter at DU, Berg was in a jazz arranging class and his professor asked him to write a piece for orchestra. “When the performance was over, I knew that this wasn’t something I just wanted to do once. I knew right then that I wanted to be a composer. Then soon after that, I changed my major to composition,” Berg said. Berg passionately shares his talents with the community. He plays piano at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and he has given some private lessons. Berg aspires for a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in teaching composition, hopefully assuming a position at a university one day. Aside from his life as a musician, Berg enjoys playing golf and seeing funny movies, like “The Hangover” and “Funny People.” “I’m generally a pretty lighthearted person and really laidback,” Berg said. Make sure to catch Berg in concert at Lamont on Oct. 13.


September 22, 2009

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Two non-experts go head to head in this raunchy advice column. Have a question: e-mail Rob & Sven at

Patrick: The gym is a great place to meet girls. You might be saying, ‘Rob how many girls have you slept with as a direct result of hanging out at the Ritchie center?’ Good question, but this column isn’t about me. There are tons of things you can do to get a girl’s attention whilst at the gym. First of all no one has ever gotten laid because they were posted up at El Pomar Natatorium. Maybe an ‘HJ’ but that’s it. You need to spend time in the ACTUAL fitness center. I like to go at 4:00 p.m., when the gym becomes one-in-oneout. Go upstairs and linger for several minutes; maybe even get on one or two of the treadmills. When you do, quickly scroll through the speed settings and if anyone is within earshot, complain that

it doesn’t go fast enough. Next, get on the elliptical. The awkward back and forth motion of your legs can be hypnotic. You’re like a vulnerable gazelle trying to run but getting nowhere. Now it’s time to go downstairs. Load up a bench press and while you do, sing some creed. “Can you take me hiiiigher…” Don’t worry about the weight you’re putting on the bar, you’re going to walk away when you’re done loading it. “… to a place where blind men see.” By now it’s around 4:07, which means it’s time to wrap up. If you haven’t gotten any phone numbers yet, cut your losses and check out El Pomar. If that doesn’t work either, I heard there’s a girl in Halls who slept with the entire Colorado Avalanche. Give her a call. Yours truly, Rob

Dear Head to Head, I heard working out at the gym is a great way to get laid. I’m trying to meet girls there but having a hard time. I’m pretty scrawny and feel intimidated by all the big guys running around. How can I hold my own and meet some girls while I’m at the gym? -Patrick J., Commuter Dear Patrick: Clearly Rob only gets laid as a result of working out when he does reps on the right forearm machine alone in his bedroom. Keeping up with those ‘roid popping, flesh sacks, at the gym shouldn’t be a goal of yours. Don’t worry about the opinions of people who are grunting so loud they can’t even hear the selfabsorbed thoughts running through their meaty heads, “man, I looked so buff in this Under Armor cut-off, I totally don’t have a neck cuz my lats are so JACKED!” The only opinions you should care about should be of your real friends, and you won’t see them at the gym (or anywhere… in real life) because they are from a totally different world… the World of Warcraft! If those huge guys at the gym only saw your level 80 Avitar character wielding the Thor Hammer of Kaliziar they

wouldn’t seem so tough, would they… More importantly, when it comes to getting laid, in the fantasy world of gaming, you can use your strength to “actually impress girls.” What female druid character wouldn’t drop their gowns for you, after seeing you use a power +25 strength boost to defeat a horde of dark Minotaurs. Next time you see that cute girl in Calc class, introduce your “real” self. “Hey Sarah, Lord Agamemnonn here, in case you didn’t know I’m the 18th most powerful Avitar-jedi on in the middleearth kingdom of Gondor. Wanna come back to my apartment and engage in reliving the passions of our ancestors?” Her response will probably be “WOW, Oh My God, don’t talk to me.” We know that’s just code for “F*ck me.” Insincerely, Sven


Not all dope smokers are hippies STU COBB Contributor

I would like to begin by clarifying a few things. I do not wear Birkenstock sandals. The only way you will ever get a tie-dye T-shirt on me is if you kill me, and I think hemp necklaces are about as cool as Ruckus is popular. However, I do share something in common with many people who do enjoy these things: I believe that marijuana ought to be legalized. According to the FBI’s Universal Crime Report for 2006, some 872, 721

people were arrested for marijuana related offenses. Almost 90 percent of those people were charged with simple possession. In fact, in 2006 almost half of all drugrelated arrests were for possession or sale of marijuana. Given the fact that there are many groups that contend that marijuana is a safer alternative to alcohol, it seems a little ridiculous that so many private citizens are persecuted for enjoying an alternative form of inebriation. Furthermore, the detrimental effects that marijuana is purported to have (i.e. reduced cognitive functioning), have never been scientifically proven in adults. Some (in)famous marijuana users are known to be very successful individuals. Barack Obama and Michael Phelps, possibly the two most extraordinary









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individuals of the decade, have recently received publicity for their propensity towards the ganj. However, the most dangerous drugs, like crystal meth and crack cocaine, continue to run rampant throughout America’s poorest communities with no sign of stopping anytime soon. Additionally, although marijuana-related arrests have increased substantially since 1965, there is no indication that marijuana use has been curbed, or has even stayed level for that matter. On the contrary, many studies show trends of increased use. The United States literally spends billions of dollars annually in the war on drugs attempting to persecute a victimless




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crime. On top of the costs to enforce these senseless laws, the government also insists upon spending money on inaccurate advertisements and ineffective education programs like D.A.R.E. This needs to end immediately. Adults should be able to make their own decisions regarding their choice of safe recreational use of mindaltering substances. This is simply not a matter the government should be involved in. If I am allowed to go to war and buy cigarettes when I am 18, activities that have a high probability of killing me, I ought to be able to sit on my couch and smoke a joint without fear of reproach.

“I think hemp necklaces are about as cool as Ruckus is popular.”

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September 22, 2009

Gnar Sidelines needs to be sidelined corner STEVE COULTER Assistant sports editor

JOEY MARK Contributor

What’s skiing to me? I think the coolest part of that question is that it’s different for every one. To me it’s artistic, peaceful, extreme, st y lish, f a s t , passionate, and m a n y m o r e feelings that I cannot regenerate by solely sitting here day-dreaming. This time of year it also becomes a longing; especially since this past week’s storm left Summit County and much more of our high-country sitting under the first few scattered inches of fresh for the ’09-’10 season. On a side note, by “skiing,” I don’t mean skiing versus snowboarding. I figure as long as you can get down the mountain, or want to at least try; you’re in the club. Call it skiing, snowboarding, riding, shredding, it’s all the same culture and we’re all striving for the same progression and passion. Asking myself what skiing is and what skiing means really becomes a re-occurring question every year when fall begins. As I look up at the mountains and their brilliance changes daily from purple to blotched white to blanketed with the fluff that I live for, my blood boils and it’s all I can do to bust out the twigs and give them their pre-season wax coat. All I can do to hope to satisfy my craving is do my best to prepare myself for the upcoming bumps, chutes, kickers, leg burning cruisers, and hopefully plenty days of waist deep pow. I find myself finally motivated to get back in the gym for some leg training, back in the pool for a few laps, and back on the bike for a few last rides before the snow comes. So what’s skiing to me? It’s motivation to improve, to progress. It’s my ongoing excuse for getting away and for a few minutes every time between lift rides it’s my experience with blissful freedom. Here I am looking at a whole new season to do with what I will, for me the best part right now is that it’s just around the corner. The trees are white and the snowmakers have started and it’s finally starting to look like winter. For comments or suggestions contact

I’ve never been a coach in my life, but if Sidelines Pub were on my team I would sit it square on the bench. “Where can we watch college or pro football?” I was asked the other day by one of my friends. “Not at Sidelines that’s all I know,” I replied. During my second day on campus I decided to check out this supposedly “cool” hangout and what is our only sit-down restaurant on campus. “Yo man,” I hollered at one of the employees “you guys opening at 11 on Sunday for the BroncosBengals game.” He looked at me like I had eight-heads and responded “we’re not open on Saturday or Sunday.” What kind of restaurant, but

more importantly, sports bar, isn’t open on the weekends? That is like having a sandwich without anything in between the bread or a book without words on the pages. It just makes no sense. Sidelines’ terrible effort to accommodate the student body as a sit-down restaurant goes mostly unnoticed by many, but not this angry freshman. As an obsessively crazed sports addict I need an on campus location to watch sports with my friends other than the dining halls, which is insufficient do to noise, lack of seats and only two TV’s. Most importantly, watching the game in the cafeteria means your chomping down on some mess hall grub rather than devouring some delicious chicken wings or a REAL juicy and well prepared cheeseburger. Because Sidelines has

dropped the ball completely the entire team (student body) must suffer for the rest of the season. Instead of staying on campus and simply swiping our DU ID card, students now must linger offcampus bars to watch the game and pay for food with cash, not meal plan money. “O’ come on now Coach Coulter” a player might say to me “don’t bench Sidelines this soon into the season, give him another chance. After all you can still watch Monday night games there.” To this I say with resounding “No.” Sidelines must stay on the sidelines. If it takes an entire year to get the lesson through so be it. Nothing can change my mind on this matter. No being able to watch Monday Night Football. No World Series baseball (which will be played during the week

very soon). No regular season hockey and basketball when they begin, because all of this doesn’t change the fact that on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon “Sidelines” will remain closed. That is just not acceptable. We, as a team of students, need a reliable player (Pub) to be able to sit down at and help us take a load off after a week of long, strenuous classes. The sad reality is that our potential superstar would rather be a pre-Madonna and sit on the bench the whole year, which isn’t good news for me as a coach. Now, because of these selfish and unbeknownst actions, I’m going to need to come up with a new game plan on how to help sports fans on campus defeat stress from the week on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Enjoy the bench Sidelines.

Pioneer Voices Do you use the new hand sanitizers around campus?

ASA HOLLY Freshman Denver

“Never. I guess I just wash my hands when I go to the bathroom. I gure thats enough.”

SOPHIA BERGNER Freshman Germany

DAN MICHELS Grad Student Boulder, Colo.


“I’ve never used it before because I wash my hands when I’m in the bathroom.”

“Never used them. Don’t care. Haven’t even noticed them.”

“I don’t use it because I don’t have the habit of using it. I like using soap and water. I’m from France and we’re not in the habit”

Alex, Nic say it like it is: local bar scene Listen up ladies! We’re giving you the dirt on the campus bar scene, and the art of getting some free drinks. It’s not always about putting on a sexy dress and heels, you’ve got to know how to work the system. Alex and Nick tell no lies.

up. They now have raised ceilings, new layout, new wood floors, edible food, swanky curtains and classy drink specials. Wooohoo! Let’s just say, I’m sorry to the freshmen who will never experience the true Border.


If you are looking to bond with the 16-year-old bouncer, the guitar hero-esq bartender, or any member of the DU hockey team, you may definitely want to bounce on over to Stick-e. Before Jordan’s opened, Stick-e was known as the classiest of the DU campus bars. Today it is still ahead of the Border and Stadium. Stick-e is a fun place to go play some beer pong or mingle with the athletes, Delta Zetas, or Sigma Chi’s. Best ways to get free drinks? We would suggest being a jersey chaser for the night.

Oh wait, never mind…nobody goes there anymore, just kidding (but seriously). For good time’s sake, let’s take a minute and remember what good ol’ b-town used to be like. Ahh yes, let’s talk about LADIES NIGHT! Standard one in, one out, ridiculous hot, sweaty and raunchy dancing, free drinks for the ladies to ensure getting blacked out, and of course always welcoming those under the legal age looking for a good time. Fun fact: back in the day, I knew a girl who literally got in with a black and white ID. But not anymore kids. The new and improved Border has classed itself



This bar is always a good time,

even though it definitely has its nights of turning into the ‘Shadium.’ It didn’t used to be so popular, but now it has staked its claim as a campus hot spot. More laid back than the rest, it is easy to get sloppy at the Stads. Noted stomping grounds of the SAE brothers and groupies, it is the stop off for late-night cool kids. Not uncommon for the average night to get one in, one out, your best bet is to wait it out. But if you don’t know the bouncers, bartenders or the SAE brothers sitting at the bar, good luck getting any drinks. With that being said, you know what to do to get those free drinks girls! Go find yourself one of those ‘true gentleman.’


One of the classier bars on campus. But please note, to get into this bar, you must actually be 21 years old. You can always find a wide range of law students, graduate

students, some classy undergrads, definitely the accounting majors and possibly a few professors throwing back a few. How to score some free drinks here? Either win trivia on Tuesday nights, or try striking up a conversation with an overworked, over-studied grad student about the Sarbanes Oxley Act and you should be golden all night.


Didn’t know this one existed? You’re not alone. It is a trek down University and never seems to be very busy. However, it is a great place to avoid awkward encounters and drama found at the other campus bars, play pool and have a casual beer with the boys. Another plus is that it’s right across the street from 7-11, great late night munchies. How to get free drinks here? We would say your best bet is to strike up conversation with the regulars around the pool table.


September 22, 2009


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Whatzit, crossword and sodoku answers can be found on page 12.


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H O R O S C O P E ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may find yourself feeling upset too often in the upcoming week. Crying over spilled milk never got you anywhere. Calm yourself by taking a trip and exploring a new place. It wouldn’t hurt to bring someone very close to you along. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t forget financial responsibilities with the upcoming fun you’ll be having. Even though things are fun today, it may get you in trouble soon. Make sure to be careful. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your easy excitement over the little things in life can be a good thing except when Venus is no longer in sight. This week make sure to stay calm even when you’re excitement is warranted. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are in a place of comfort. Things are going well with a loved one and you shouldn’t worry. Appreciate your good fortune and don’t waste your happiness with worrying about what could go wrong.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A friend in need is a pest and so is an ex. Forget the past and look towards new beginnings. Regardless of promises, don’t trust those you used to. Tyler, yes, that’s you. And I saw you with that freshman on Saturday night. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take your friend’s words to heart. If you don’t confront them soon, things will never go back to normal. Friends are the ones that will be there for you no matter what. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): As the seasons turn anew, start thinking about changing your outlook. Things have been the same for awhile now and the lack of excitement in your relationships may cause one to end. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Although your loved one may seem close next week, don’t be fooled because when something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Remember to keep your friends close when things get hard. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):

Don’t let the wool be pulled over your eyes. You know something is wrong with someone close to you and now is the only time to fix it. Old milk turns into cottage cheese if you let it sit too long. Make sure to check the horizon for a sign. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Imagine where you want to be right now. Next, figure out how to make it happen. You’ve put others first for too long. It’s your time to appreciate yourself. Have a self appreciation week and celebrate your accomplishments. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you feel like you’ve been in a rut and haven’t been able to meet new people, try going out on the town this weekend. Go somewhere where you won’t bump into your old crowd. Fresh faces never hurt. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Now is the time to appreciate your significant other or someone close to you. Make sure they know they are loved and treat them to something extra special because you know they deserve it.

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September 22, 2009


Green Guerilla Fest hits Denver ALEX GUNNING Contributor

The Green Guerrilla Fest is Roster McCabe’s attempt to convey their passion for music and the environment to fans while teaming up with Environment Colorado in a two-day event this weekend at Owsley’s Golden Road. The concert will take place this Friday and Saturday on two stages, indoor and outdoor, and will go from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Some of Colorado’s most talented jam bands will be playing, including Yamn, Stanky Pockets, Fox Street All-Stars, Frogs Gone Fishin’, Jeff Prah and Friends and the Springdale Quartet. Steve Molitz (Particle, Phil Lesh) will make a special guest appearance and an acoustic Happy Hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Part of the proceeds will go to Environment Colorado to support preservation of the state’s fragile and unique environment. Denver is the first city to be visited by Roster McCabe’s Big Green Guerrilla, but there are plans to do one in several other cities. In an interview with The Clarion, Drew Preiner, Roster McCabe’s guitarist and vocalist, discussed the inspiration for the festival. DP: Well, most of us have been out to Colorado and we’ve always been out there to partake in snowboarding and rock climbing and white water rafting- always doing something with the surroundings out there. It’s always been like a home away from home, and since we were going out there we decided the concert would be a


Roster McCabe headlines the environmentally conscious Green Geurilla Festival at Owsley’s Golden Road this weekend, Friday and Saturday Oct. 2 and 3.

great way to do our part to preserve and protect the environment. We’ve just been out there so many times in our lives, we kind of all live as green as we possibly can. But it’s so hard to do when you’re a band on the road, so we thought that putting together a concert to help raise some proceeds would be the best way for us to give back. And you know, we talk the talk, so this is a way for us to walk the walk. Clarion: Was there any one specific environmental issue that the band wanted

to raise awareness for? DP: Well, that’s why we are getting Environment Colorado involved-giving money to them. The whole purpose [of this concert] is to keep it on a local level: local bands, local vendors, local environmental organization, cause they know what needs to be done. Clarion: What’s one good reason for someone to attend the festival? DP: The best reason would be to get involved and hear some great music

because there’s going to be so many great bands. So if you want to come and here and listen to music, or you want to come and get involved with an organization- it’s all available. But ultimately the whole thing is set up so you can have a good time. Ticket prices are $10 for one night or $15 for both. For more information visit www. or

would be drowning I’ve seen it work both ways.” Vedder proudly screams “I gotta say it now” about his discovery of love, because he has seen it go both ways. An example of this is “Black,” Pearl Jam’s notoriously most depressing and grueling song, off of 1991’s Ten. Vedder writes about a broken-hearted man, screaming intensely at the near end of the song, “I know you’ll be a sun in somebody else’s sky but why can’t it be mine.” This pain of heartbreak has been persistent throughout the band’s 19 years mainly, because all of the band members can relate to it. As the years have passed by and Pearl Jam has stripped off its classic flannel shirt, jean shorts and boots style into wearing something more appropriate to their level of maturity. The lyrics of Backspacer project that the band is will always be looking back to torment of the past, but as the subject of “Against the Waves” proclaims the band now is “Riding high amongst the waves” and “feels like [they] have a soul that has been saved.” In “The Fixer” Vedder screams, “if something’s old, I wanna put a bit of shine on it.” Mission accomplished. Backspacer shines bright. Although the sound is varied from ‘90’s Pearl Jam, the lyrics of all the songs on Backspacer are reminiscent of the bands most popular album to date, Ten. One thing is for sure listening to Backspacer, Vedder has put a shine on what is the essentialness of Pearl Jam—raw emotion—and once again it comes out sparkling.

Entertainment editor


“Surrogates” is a solid action-thriller that, like most films adapted from graphic novels, suffers from a reduced capacity for storytelling. The film is quite predictable as far as the plot goes, but the main focus is on perception of reality. It poses the question “is one really alive when one experience one’s life through a piece of technology?” The film handles this pretty effectively, exploring it but not shoving it down the audience’s throat. But it is very hard to express the same things in a two-hour film that you could in print. The final moral of the film seems like an overly simplistic answer to a very complex question. “Surrogates” is a must-see for cyberpunk junkies, especially those disappointed with the travesty that was “Gamer.” Others might find the film boring when compared to other box office offerings featuring meatballs falling from the sky or Megan Fox in some girl-on-girl action. Remember that above all else, “Surrogates” is a genre film, and if you’re not interested in the genre then you won’t be interested in the movie.

Pearl Jam’s Backspacer ‘Surrogates’ plugs into fuses old and new ideas the cyberpunk genre STEVE COULTER Contributor

“Every time I get me some it gets the best of me,” Eddie Vedder cries out on “The Speed of Sound,” the ninth track on Pearl Jam’s new album Backspacer. Nine is an important number for the grunge-rock band from Seattle. It’s the bands ninth studio album, released in the ninth month in the year 2009. Most importantly, track nine is the band’s most concentrated and most personal song on the album, definitely a must have for fans and newcomers alike. The song’s lyrics, as well as most of those on Backspacer, focus on dark themes such as regret, loss, anguish and reflection. Songs such as “Sound” and the bands first single called “The Fixer” encompass all of these themes, beautifully playing on using the lyric “speed of sound” as a metaphor for the speed of life, which from the subject’s point of view is too fast paced. Ironically most of the tracks on Backspacer are slowed down. Vedder combines the slower rhythm that he used when he masterfully created the soundtrack for 2007 film “Into the Wild” with the gritty lyrics that made songs such as “Alive” and “Jeremy” the anthems for aggression and misfortune in the 1990’s. But in a band where the theme of despair is ever so evident, a newfound source of inspiration seems to be bringing about some change. In the powerfully inspirational song “Against the Waves,” Vedder and guitarist Stone Gossard write, “If not for love, I

The question of where humanity’s rampant pursuit of technology will eventually take us is a common one in pop culture, with the consensus being that eventually we will invent robots and they will ruin our lives somehow. “Surrogates” explores the theme of technology run rampant in a unique way. Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film follows the story of FBI agent Tom Greer (Bruce Willis), who finds himself investigating the first homicide in almost a decade. Because everyone is using robotic surrogate bodies to venture into the outside world, humanity can live pretty much consequence free, doing every crazy stupid thing people ever wanted to do from the safety of home. If your robotic surrogate gets damaged or destroyed, all you’ve got to do is unplug and have it repaired or replaced. Over the course of his investigation, Greer’s own surrogate is destroyed and he must continue working in the flesh. Soon he discovers that nothing is quite as it seems and he must unravel a vast conspiracy. Willis is in fine form in this film. His performance is subtle and understated without dropping completely off the radar. His display of human emotion come across as especially genuine in comparison to the other actors, given that they’re portraying robots. The effect comes across visually as well, with the sculpted, perfectly made-up surrogates standing in stark contrast to the slouchy gross humans.


September 22, 2009

Hockey player breaks leg

Dustin Jackson in the middle of the action during a game against WCHA rival Minnesota last year. Jackson broke his leg recently in practice and will not return for the remainder of the 2009-10 season.


The men’s hockey team suffered a blow on Sept. 17 when junior forward Dustin Jackson broke his right leg in scrimmage with his teammates at practice. After undergoing surgery later that night to repair the damage, Jackson was told that he would be out for the season. “My initial reaction was shock,” Jackson said. “I had never experienced pain like that before. I didn’t know immediately that I would be out for the season, but I knew I would be out for a long time.” In 51 games with the Pioneers, Jackson netted 25 points on 8 goals and 17 assists.

He has been a regular in the lineup the last two seasons, sitting out for only 6 games. It will be unusual for Jackson not to suit up and skate onto the ice, but he is trying to stay positive in light of the situation. “I don’t know if it has even really hit me yet. I’m taking it a day at a time and trying to stay positive,” Jackson said. “My teammates and friends have been great helping me out with things, like getting from place to place and taking care of food and stuff like that. It’s going to be a tough year, but I’ve had lots of encouragement from everyone around me, which is really helping me.” Jackson is still an important member

of the team, even from the sidelines. The Omahah, Neb. native will still attend all games and practices to remain a part of the team and keep up the team dynamic needed to be successful in all team sports. Sometimes not being able to contribute physically to a team forces you to contribute on the sidelines or in the locker room instead. “I’ll definitely be at every single game,” he said. After beating the University of Calgary at the beginning of the 2007-08 season, the Pioneers have a rematch exhibition game on Sunday in Magness Arena. The puck drops at 6:07 p.m.


Fischermann predicts lineup • Forward Rhett Rakhshani Tyler Ruegsegger Anthony Maiani • Defense Patrick Wiercioch, John Lee • Goalie Marc Cheverie

Garza down but not out ZAC D’ARGONNE

est in Garza in December, when he was recruited to a practice camp with the national team. Garza performed at such a Following a major injury to his ACL high level at the first camp he was invited and MCL in early September, Pioneer back to one more, where Team USA played soccer player Sam Garza will no longer be Canada, Garza scored a goal, solidifying competing in the Under-20 Soccer World his spot on the roster. Garza was very excited to Cup. have been selected to the team, The sophomore forand thankful for the opportuward was to play for the nity, but now he has his eyes United States national team set on DU soccer’s upcoming throughout the year in season. preparation for the World “I know we can make it Cup in Egypt, which began even farther than last year and Sept. 24 and lasts until midmake a good run in the tourOctober. nament.” Garza said. “Its up to “I was supposed to them to work hard every single leave for Cyprus on Seppractice and game to achieve tember 14th for a 10 day Sam Garza, that.” training camp for prepara- sophomore forward Although Garza is still out tions for the World Cup in with the – injury, there is no Egypt, but with my injury question that the expectations I will not be able to travel are high for him throughout the remainder anymore,” Garza said. Garza says he is upset about the injury of his soccer career, especially at DU. “I’ve never had these kinds of expectabut is keeping in the right mind set for the tions before,” said Garza. “So whenever I future. “I hope to bounce back from this step out on the field I have to be at my very injury stronger than ever,” Garza said. “So best vocally and physically, so I can help I just have to be patient and when I come lead the team.” Garza and the Pioneers have another back I will start my journey to becoming a game this Thursday in Springfield, Mo. professional.” The national team first showed inter- against Missouri State. Contributor

“I hope to bounce back from this injury stronger than ever.”



Sam Garza watches his team from the sidelines at a recent home game in the new soccer stadium. Garza was injured in early September and was unable to compete in the U-20 Soccer World Cup that took place in Egypt.


September 22, 2009 PAT MORRIS

Beyond the box score with Pat

Rocktober, round two Depending on how you look at it, this time of year can really suck. One minute, the school year is young and stress free, classes are underway and DU is back in full swing. And then, right when you start to feel comfortable and settled in… Quick, pop quiz!

Mid-terms around the corner! Projects due next week! And if that’s not enough, here’s a little more added on stress to figure out: Will we have another Rocktober coming soon? (No, that’s no typo. If you don’t know what “Rocktober” is, then you probably should try reading something else. I recommend Cosmo). So put that business calc aside, and let’s do some real homework… While Colorado’s chances of catching the Dodgers are just about gone, the Rox are still in the driver’s seat in the National League Wild Card race with less than a week left in the regular season. They have more wins in September than the Giants, Braves or Marlins. Yes, Colorado has to finish in Los Angeles for a threegame series. But L.A. will already be in the playoffs; they won’t care

about that series. The only thing that’ll matter to them is staying healthy. The Marlins and Braves have each put nice little runs here at the end of the season, but will ultimately cancel each other out of the Wild Card chase simply because they have to play one another three more times. That leaves Colorado’s division rival and only real threat all season: the Giants. Yes, San Fran finishes their season against weaker opponents in Arizona and San Diego, but it still won’t matter. The key to the Rockies success lies in not as much how they finish the season then how they finish games. Since Aug. 22, eight of the Rockies wins have come when they were tied or trailing in the seventh inning or later. Ageless wonder, Jason Giambi has already won at least

four games for the Rox with is pinch-hitting alone. And Seth Smith, quiet-mannered and all—has played like he’d rather chew a box of nails than miss the playoffs. This team is not your ’07 Rockies club—a Cinderella story miracle team riding on a giant high into the postseason. No, these Rockies have been streaky all season, but never counted themselves out. Their eight come from behind victories in the end of summer are proof. And because of their hunger, swagger, belief…whatever cliché term you’d like to call it (I prefer “mojo,” just cause it sounds cool), the Rockies just might have the edge. Pop quiz: Will there be another Rocktober coming soon? If all goes as planned, you can bet Paul Bunya—I mean, Todd Helton’s goatee there will be.

Alpine Club reaches for the sky



The fall line-up for Alpine Club is underway. Over the weekend, a group of more than thirty students traveled to Grays Peak, one of Colorado’s 14ers on the Front Range. All but two people made it to the summit of the snow-covered mountain. The following day, another group traveled to Castlewood Canyon in Franktown, Colo., for a day filled with rock climbing. The Alpine Club meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Lindsay Auditorium. For more information or to read about upcoming trips, visit


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Lions roar

America loves Cinderella success stories and greatness in all facets of life. But one thing this country may love more than greatness is complete, utter failure. There has been no greater failure of a sports team than the Detroit Lions for the past year and a half, and while it is nice to see them finally earn a victory after 19 straight regular season losses, I speak for most people when I say, I am sad to see the streak end. No offense to the Lions, we want them to succeed. Of course we all do. It is sad seeing these players drowning in the own sweat of their jock straps. We just wanted to see them fail a tiny bit more, because for a couple years the Lions achieved something so pure, it is a shame to see it go to waste. The Lions brought the country together, for a common goal, for greatness, for love, for love of failure. Detroit hadn’t won since Dec. 23, 2007 and its 19-game skid matched the second longest in NFL history. The Lions defeated the Washington Redskins at home in front of a crowd of 40,896, the smallest crowd at Ford Field and the fewest to watch a Lions home game in 20 years. Matt Stafford, the Lions starting rookie quarterback, is now the savior and the future of the Lions. Stafford has now made the Lions record infinitely better than last season, only three weeks into the 2009 NFL season. So who is next to succeed the Lions for this covetous title of worst team in the NFL? Perhaps the Cleveland Browns, who are now 0-3, and certainly look like one of the worst teams in a long time. The Browns have not scored a touchdown in over eight regular season games. Nevertheless, it is going to be a number of years before there is a team to accomplish what the Lions have. For all the memories, we thank you Detroit.

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September 22, 2009

Defense dominates weekend play volleyball



DU 3, NORTH COLO. 2 DU 3, NORTH TEXAS 0 The volleyball team opened conference play with an impressive shutout victory over North Texas in Hamilton gymnasium. The win was the second of the week for the Pioneers who defeated in state rival Northern Colorado on Tuesday. In both games senior Emmy Davidsmeyer led the team in kills. Davidsmeyer led the way against North Texas with 14 kills, but it was against North Colorado when she tied her career high with 26 kills, which propelled the Pioneers to a thrilling 3-2 victory. Davidsmeyer’s big night was over shadowed by fellow senior Alexis Ninos who also tied her career high of 15 kills. Ninos’ performance was capped when she scored the winning point for the Pioneers off a set from junior Kresson Vreeman. Through five sets, Vreeman contributed 62 assists while tallying five kills. Ninos continued to contribute, adding nine kills against North Texas. Sophomore

Jordan Raines added nine kills as well. DU travels to New Orleans on Thursday for their second conference game.

w o m e n ’s s o c c e r DU 6, ULM 0 D U 6 , U L - L A FAY E T T E 1 DU crushed both Louisiana opponents at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium over the weekend. Freshman forward Kaitlin Bast had a hat trick while senior midfielder Mariah Johnston collected four assists as the Pioneers ousted Louisiana-Lafayette 6-1 on Sunday afternoon. Johnston assisted Bast for all three of her goals, which put the Pioneers ahead 3-0 at halftime. The Pioneers opened up Sun Belt Conference play against Louisiana Monroe on Friday night where they dominated the Warhawks 6-0. The Pioneers improved to 7-3-1 on the season after losing their previous two games to Oregon and Oregon State. DU travels to Miami to play Florida International on Friday afternoon.

m e n ’s s o c c e r D U 0 , C A L S TAT E NORTHRIDGE 0 (2 OT) D U 2 , C A L S TAT E FULLERTON 1 (OT) The men’s soccer team competed in a pair of overtime battles at the Big West Challenge in Fullerton, California over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon the Pioneers prevailed 2-1 in an overtime duel against Cal State Fullerton. Senior Collin Audley scored on a penalty kick in overtime to give the Pioneers the victory. Freshman forward Alex Tarnoczi tied the game in the 55th minutes from 18 yards out. The Pioneers played No. 24 Cal State Northridge to a scoreless tie on Friday night. Junior goal keeper Joe Willis set a career high 10 saves. Willis, senior defender Kris Banghart and freshman midfielder Mark Weigand all received All-Tournament honors. DU continues its road schedule with matchups against Missouri Sate on Thursday and the University of Tulsa on Saturday.

Sophomore Alyssa Bonelli goes up for a shot in a recent home game in Hamilton Gym.



Swimming and diving head coach awarded The DU men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Brian Schrader won the an Award of Excellence given by the American Swimming Coaches Association. The ASCA annually recognizes those coaches who coach a swimmer to a top-8 finish at one of several USA national-level championships. Last season Schrader coached senior Blake Worsley to his second NCAA Championship appearance in only his third season with the program. He has also led the team to 19 new records in this short amount of time.

Swimming and diving announce captains Both men’s and women’s

teams announced the captains for the 2009-10 squad. Senior Cody Stambaugh, a diver and junior Garth Summers, who swims the butterfly and the individual medley have been selected captains for the men’s team. Seniors Amanda McNally, a freestyle swimmer and Olivia Dean, who swims the butterfly, freestyle and individual medley were chosen to lead the women’s team. “These are our leaders in the pool and in the classroom, and they set the standard for the team,” said head coach Brian Schrader.

Senior volleyball player honored Junior Emmy Davidsmeyer

N E W S was named Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week by the 13 head coaches in the Sun Belt Conference. Her performance during the Pioneer Classic this past week was what got her the award. This is the second offensive award that the Pioneers have earned this season and Davidsmeyer’s fourth honor of her career. The Colorado Springs native currently leads the Sun Belt in kills per set, while placing third among the hitting percentage leaders. MICHAEL FURMAN

Tennis player beats long-time friend Sophia Bergner, a freshman at DU recently knocked off defending Colorado State Open champion Ute Schnoy. The kicker here is that Sophia and Ute have been friends for a long time. The two are also teammates at DU and have played against each other since they were playing junior tennis in their home country of Germany. Bergner has only been in the United States for two weeks and Schnoy has has taken her under her wing and tutored her since her arrival here. “It was really quiet when we drove [to the match],” said Bergner. “I don’t like this having to play against her. It was a really strange feeling. You don’t know how to react on the court or what to say before the match.” Catch both players in action this weekend as they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the Air Force Invitational.

The men’s soccer team lines up at center field before a recent home game in the new soccer stadium.

U P C O M I N G THURSDAY Men’s Soccer Springeld, Mo. 3 p.m. Men’s soccer travels to Springfield to play Missouri State. Women’s Volleyball New Orleans, La. 6 p.m. Women’s volleyball travels to New Orleans to play a conference game. FRIDAY Men’s Tennis Tulsa, Okla. Friday-Sunday Men’s tennis travels to Tulsa to compete in the ITA AllAmerican Championships.



SATURDAY Women’s Tennis Los Angeles, Calif. Saturday-Sunday Women’s Tennis travels out to California for the All Americans tournament. Women’s Volleyball Monroe, La. 12 p.m. Women’s volleyball travels to Louisiana to play against Louisian-Monroe. Women’s Lacrosse Barton Stadium 4:00 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse competes for the first time this season against Colorado State.

Women’s Tennis Colorado Springs, Colo. Friday-Sunday Women’s tennis travels to the Air Force Academy to compete in the Air Force Invitational.

Men’s Soccer Tulsa, Okla. 6 p.m. Men’s soccer travels to Tulsa to compete against the University of Tulsa.

Women’s Soccer Miami, Fla. 5 p.m. Women’s soccer travels to Florida to play Florida International.

SUNDAY Women’s Soccer Boca Raton, Fla. 10 a.m. Women’s soccer is on the road playing against Florida Atlantic.

Women’s Volleyball Lafayette, La. 12 p.m. Women’s volleyball travels to Louisiana to compete against Louisiana-Lafayette. Men’s Hockey Magness Arena 6:07 p.m. Men’s hockey opens up their season with an exhibition games against the University of Calgary. MONDAY Men’s Golf Palm Springs, Calif. Monday-Tuesday Men’s golf goes out to California to compete in the 2009 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate Golf Classic.

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