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BRIANNA TUREK & SARAH MINDRUP/HC Media LEFT: Halee Wright, Joel Holmquist and Theresa Droege pose together as members of the homecoming court during the football game. TOP MIDDLE: David Zach, lead singer, and Dave Mohr, lead guitar, play together during the Remedy Drive concert Saturday night. BOTTOM MIDDLE: Lauren Charles slides down the slide at the homecoming barbecue. RIGHT: Sarah Nelson helps paint the banner for Taylor Hall for the dorm banner competition.

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Addressing accessibility one issue at a time HC Media

Wheels and stairs don’t for physically disabled students on campus. HC has not seen many wheelbut some still need ease of access. HC administration has addressed each new student on a case-by-case basis in the past. As each staff worked together to ensure that the student received the facilities and care required. “Most of the buildings

of physical plant services. “What we’ve done over

Buildings that are less than three stories or have less than 3000 square feet per story are not required to install an elevator. The Attorney General may determine that a particular category of such building requires the installation of elevators if there is pressing need.

Most of the buildings built prior to 1985, which is most of them, are not [handicap-accessible].


- Jim Ruzicka, director of physical plant services “Students who can’t manage stairs due to surgeries can usually switch temporarily with some-

where their classes were Athletics have also helped make the campus handicap-accessible. Between injuries and the reathletes have found themselves on crutches trying to manage the stairs in their dorms.

for wheelchairs. None of the dorms and apartment buildings have elevators. While elevators are a normal feature in most isn’t required to have them according to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

director. “We shift people around then and things get wacky for a while. It’s usually short-term though and people are willing

the Stone Health Center has crutches and wheelchairs available for the smaller more common injuries. For those with a is an accessible apartment in the back of the Health Center if the room at Altman is unavailable. Altman Hall has a single handicap-acceswhich has an accessible bathroom attached that is available for male or

female residents. The recent renovations to Altman added handicapaccessible bathrooms but visitors with wheelchairs are still bound to with non-mobility handiother accommodations. “One girl a few years ago was deaf and couldn’t hear anything once she so we installed a strobe light in her room in Taylor Hall so she could tell

ly know when the alarm is The dorms aren’t the only areas on the campus that address handicap-accessibility. Several of the ing McCormick Hall and through renovations to make them more accessible. Ramps were installed on the east side of McCormick and in the ceramics center of Kiewit. “Other than the lower Kiewit [is inaccessible] unless somebody would zicka said. A past student required access to the ceramic stuinstallation of the ramp on the lower level of the majority of Kiewit is not accessible for visitors with mobility handicaps. The college renovated Perkins Library to make it more handicapconcerns


full accessibility. “The building itself tor. “There’s a ramp in front and there are [automatic door opener] buttons on the doors. There is an elevator to the sec-

Nedderman acknowledged that the lack of a handicap-accessible bath-

have to raise the money become a big issue. Our stairs that lead up to the attic are too close to the main staircase as is. The

Addressing the elevator issue would cost HC derman said. He also said that if the elevator was the entire building would have to be brought up to

there are currently no plans to renovate the facilities. Although there it was initially installed as a freight elevator and jured patrons to operate. The elevator only moves

which would cost much more than the college is currently willing to pay. a



much money you have Somebody’s

which means that the attic area is inaccessible for students or community members in wheelchairs. “If we were going to put in an elevator that

lieve me.

would run into a lot of

Ruzicka’s estimate for bringing the college

and when you put all the money on the table and

buildings up to ADA code ranged between 25 and is something the college must consider when planning renovations. renovations that affect or change over 10 percent of the existing building then require the entire building to be brought up to all existing safety regulations. For buildings as old as McCormick would end up taking away classroom space to meet the requirements. New buildings must but HC has many older buildings that don’t fully accommodate students’ needs. Some of the newer pletely up to code either. Despite efforts to provide by the extended sidewalk from Ninth Street to the front entrance for ground of issues still need to be addressed.



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spired to join the volunteer effort to clean up the

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“Nobody thought it was going to rain heavily for a week and that’s really what’s caused a lot of the prob-

people have had to throw out and hundreds of couch-

Along with Kaiser, HC student Jason Arizmendi plans to join volunteer efforts in his hometown of Mil-

Over the last two weeks, disaster emergencies have been declared in 14 different counties throughout Collot of help because they can’t afford the work the deconthe towns of thousands of Colorado residents, including a considerable number of Coloradan students attending

815 14th St. SW, Building “D” Loveland, CO 80537 counter medicine, non-food items (including condiments), bug spray, sunscreen, lip balm, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, outdoor equipment (wheelbarrows, rakes, shovels, work gloves, muck-out boots, and anything to help with cleanup), baby supplies, new clothing – still in packages (under-

damaged over 1,900 homes and completely destroyed


homeless, provided water for those without any and let

damage include Boulder County, the Front Range area (including Colorado Springs and Fort Collins) and por-

were being taken away and they weren’t even able to

For students interested in helping those affected by website where they can learn about how they can help

in Boulder County received over 17 inches of rainfall given that many students rarely have expendable funds to give, Kaiser said that the best way for college stu-

“When I went by there on the 18th, the smell was hor-

After seeing the effects of the disaster when he moved back to Denver two weeks ago, Kaiser was in-

“It’s amazing to see what people have to throw out – it’s pretty much what they have in their basements,”

Send donations to:

Arizmendi, the area of Johnstown and Milliken, which is between Loveland and Greeley, has over 100 dam-

So far, Kaiser has helped a Boulder church group to clear out debris from basements and other

A couple of HC graduates have seen the damage personally, including 2013 HC graduate Kirk Orndorff and

How You Can Help

“If you’re in the area, get out and volunteer – because it will be a process that will take months, if not Photos provided by Jason Arizmendi & Kirk Orndorff

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Quit ducking around: An epidemic creates the illusion that they are more attractive, which leads to serious


Among this country’s female pre-teens, teenagers and the occasional immature young adult, there is a raging epidemic that needs to be addressed and eradicated: the duckface. The duckface is the face made when one pushes one’s lips together in a combination of a pout and a pucker. The duckface disguises itself as a feature enhancer, which is part of the reason it is such a dangerous and infectious disease. Side effects include the impression of the infected female’s lips being bigger, larger cheekbones and lower IQ rates. One more side effect which can be detrimental to the unstable emotional state of infected females: it

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the future. People need to assess the long-term effects of this disease before exposing themselves and others to the dangers of the duckface. The duckface is a fairly new disease and one that has been deemed to have low impact. Lasting effects are starting to show, however, in girls who had the duckface and in those still infected. Girls are getting exposed to the duckface at younger and younger ages and, in many cases, these females are infected for long periods of time. Some girls never seem to grow out of it and revert back, especially with alcoholic enhancement. This is causing misconceptions of what beauty really is. If America is not careful, in ten years babies will catch the duckface. Then it is bye-bye Gerber babies and hello Jersey Shore babies. The areas most contaminated with this disease are Facebook and Instagram, so naturally

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this is where the duckface has escalated the most. Instead of the noninfected idly standing by,

we need to take action before more of America’s young women are lost forever. We need to stop

the high school girls who think their faces are only attractive when their lips are pushed out so far a

bird could perch on them, and we need to stop girls from relapsing and taking pictures while drunk.

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Keeping up with HC’s goalies


Senior goalkeeper Brittany Toth recently won NAIA Defensive Player of the Week.


Adjusting her curly bun, Brittany Toth smiles as she greets fellow goal keepers, Anna Stewart, and Mallory Taylor, and takes the turf for the second practice of the day. Despite a packed class schedule and a looming list of homework,

the stress doesn’t disturb Toth’s calm. In the midst of all that work, she didn’t notice that she’d been named not only GPAC/Hauff MidAmerica Sports Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week but also the NAIA National Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. When Mark Hiemenz, head coach, broke the news, Toth lost her cool. “It was a pretty cool feeling to know that I got both,” Toth said. “And it was pretty humbling to know that hard work paid off.” Toth earned the titles the season, the sixth of her career, in the Sept. 7 game against then-No. 2 Olivet Nazarene (Ill). “There’s times when the goal keeper is not going to be used as much, and there’s times when they’re going to be crucial to the game,” said Liz Ruiz, assistant coach. But the titles aren’t just about the score at the end

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of the game. Those who win Player of the Week also serve as mentors to the younger players, as Toth does for underclassmen goalkeepers. “With showing them the ropes, what I like to look at is showing them how to be a good person,” Toth said. “It’s, ‘How can you help in any way?’ It’s not really all about sports to me. It’s about how to be a good role model.” The men’s team also has a hard-working goalkeeper serving as a role model for the team. Alex Guyer was also named GPAC/Hauff MidAmerica Sports Men’s Defensive Player of the Week twice this season. Chris Kranjc, head coach, said Guyer certainly is a leader. In 2012, Guyer ranked No. 15 in Division I in goals against per game. “He’s been a rock for us, and we can count on him to make a big save,” Kranjc said. “It helps our can attribute some of our

wins to him.” The men’s soccer team is currently 7-1 despite facing tough competition. “In the game against Concordia Oregon, he was absolutely phenomenal,” Kranjc said. “One of the saves he made… it was one of the best saves I’ve seen our goal keepers make.” While Ruiz and Kranjc may credit their goalies with a win, the players themselves aren’t so quick to take credit. Toth doesn’t remember the game against Olivet Nazarene for her shutout, but instead for Megan Kruse’s gamewinning goal scored in double-overtime. “That has to be one of the coolest games I have ever been a part of in my 21 years of playing,” Toth said. “It was just an allaround team event, and I’ve never been so proud of the girls in my life.” The team still laughs thinking about how Toth’s excitement-fueled sprint took her from the goal to the 60-yard box onds, as she raced to the team cheering. So, while the level of commitment can be draining, the team supports each other through the successes and failures. “It’s my second family here,” Toth said. “We’re really close.” The level of talent on the men’s team makes Kranjc optimistic that there will be more GPAC Players of the Week on the team. The men lost 3-1 last night to Belleview, and the women lost 1-0 to UNK.


Under the helmet: Notes from the coach By AUSTIN PENFIELD HC Media

The Bright Side

No Scapegoats

It’s tough to look on the bright side of a 62-7 blowout against a rival on homecoming, but head coach Tony Harper and his football players are adamant the cup is still half-full. “There [are] always positives,” Harper said. “[One] of the positives that we saw is, ‘Okay we got an opportunity to get some young guys out there, an opportunity in game-like situations to see how they would respond.’”

gers when things go as poorly as they did last Saturday; however, Harper shouldered the blame for the loss and made sure

Preparing for the Tigers The Broncos head to Mitchell, S.D. this Saturday to take on the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers and plan to bounce back from last Saturday’s tough loss. “We [have to] refocus and that’s what we’ve talked to the kids all this week about,” Harper said. “We [have to] trust the schemes, we [have to] trust our jobs within the schemes, we [have to] communicate and we [have to] be on the same page.” Dakota-Wesleyan is one of the better teams HC will face this year, ing what’s under his and his players’ control before worrying about who they’ll face on Saturday.

him instead of his players. “We weren’t focused, we didn’t trust within the scheme and that falls on me as the head coach,” Harper said. “I have to prepare those guys better during the week and something that I did last week put us in a position to respond like that on Saturday when things were going bad against Doane.” Quarterback Controversy When the two-deep roster is as strong as Hastings’ in regard to quarterto decide who is going Harper and his coaching staff faced this problem when they decided to pull starting quarterback Matt Overmiller the last two games. “[Overmiller and A.J. Palazzolo] are two completely different styles of quarterbacks and sometimes we need that different style to catch the defense offsides,” Harper said. “And they’re both going to be competing for the job this week.”


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September 26, 2013


Fútbol abroad


This past weekend, the HC men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the UNL Woody Greeno Invite, possibly the biggest meet of the season. Over 30 teams competed, including NCAA divisions I, II and III and the NAIA, averaging about 300 runners per race. In the meet, the women ran, on average, over one minute faster than improvement. The men ran 20-30 seconds faster than last year on average,

of 18. “Those 18 teams were basically everybody who wasn’t division I, so there were division II and division III schools mixed in there,” said Ryan Mahoney, head coach. “We just have to keep improving. Distance running is something that is a process. It takes time and it’s not something that a week.” The Woody Greeno Invite was one of the biggest meets of the year with all of the NCAA competition. According to Mahoney, the biggest meet for his team is in November at the GPAC cross country

championship at Concordia. Mahoney will get a chance to prepare for that meet this weekend at the Dean White Invitational in Crete. The Dean White Invitational will feature mostly GPAC teams, which will give the Broncos an opportunity to familiarize themselves with their competition before championships. Last week the women ran a 6K, but they are more accustomed to running 5Ks. This weekend they will have an opportunity to run that 5K. The men will be running an 8K and, according to Mahoney, it will be a good experience for the younger runners. “I want to see both teams improve. I think sometimes it just depends on the level of competition in a meet if one side is stronger than the other,” Mahoney said. time our men had ever run an 8K and, with as many freshmen that we have, hopefully we will see some more improvements on the men’s side this week.” The cross country teams will compete at the Dean White Invitational at Crete, which will take place this Saturday.


New Zealand


-Thomas Boss, Auckland


-Niklas Zarins -Leon Brudy -Felix Proessl -Julius Pusch

Argentina -Elias Galvin


Recruiting is one of the most important jobs a collegiate head coach has. Getting a student to trust a coach, believe in a team, like the play with the team is a tall order. When it comes to international recruiting, though, the task becomes much harder. Hastings College has been recruiting internationally for a long time, soccer being the biggest draw. Chris Kranjc, the Argentinian head coach of the Bronco men’s soccer team, goes on recruiting trips at least three times a year. “You have to have some contacts and develop relationships. The biggest challenge is developing the relationship and for most of these kids coming from different countries. It’s sight unseen so they

-Danny Shanahan

Australia -Cody Chapman and Scott Johnston

don’t get to see the campus or hang out with the guys,” Kranjc said. Kranjc has many contacts overseas, which is how he hears about different players all around the world. “We do have contacts, a lot of times by video but I’ve traveled over to Germany, I’ve traveled to Argentina to see these players play in person,” Kranjc said. One of those international players Kranjc recruited in person is freshman Julius Pusch from Cologne, Germany. Pusch met Kranjc at a German showcase. “It was at a showcase in Germany for soccer where about 50-60 coaches from America were there, and at the end coaches were able to talk to players and I started talking to Coach Kranjc. After that I was in email contact with him and he showed me a lot about Hastings,” Pusch said. Many colleges were going after Pusch, but he chose Hastings Col-

lege over the multitude of other colleges interested in him. because I met him there and that is very important and he was very kind there, and then it was the in the nation, because I played in a high league in Germany. Then for sure, the scholarship,” Pusch said. Germany isn’t the only place that HC has recruited “We had a player from Morocco, Brazil, Sweden, a few from Germany, one from Argentina and I personally have recruited about 10 players internationally myself,” Kranjc said. As much as Pusch loves it in the United States, he can still get a little homesick. “I miss home because I was really someone that loved the culture in Germany, and especially my hometown of Cologne. I really loved it and there are some things that I really miss.”

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