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ily through telephone communications. But we also know that there’s a need to upgrade the legislative process for the use of newer technologies. The problem is deciding how do we get there: continue to protect people about harassment laws, protect people about the use of telephoning as a way of harassing people and still make them applicable to modern technologies without quashing, quelling or suppressing free speech.” Williams said one group that voiced its concern over the substance of the bill was the Media Coalition, an association dedicated to defending the First Amendment. David Horowitz, the executive director of the Media Coalition, said the main concern of his group was that the law was unconstitutional. “We believed that section 1A, the first part [of the bill], is substantially overbroad and would criminalize a great deal of speech that is protected by the First Amendment,” Horowitz said.

he NAU athletic department has hired Lisa Campos as their new Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, replacing the departing Jim Fallis. Campos comes from the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP), where she spent nine years as the senior athletics (Photo courtesy of NAU) administrator and two years as assistant dean of students. She also earned her doctorate in educational leadership and administration from the university in 2009. While at UTEP, she oversaw over 14 sports and compliance operations within its athletic department, while also gaining experience participating in an NCAA leadership program in 2009. Campos’ initial interest in the opening allowed her the opportunity to gather information about NAU. “When I first started looking at this position, I did extensive research on NAU and what it valued and how it aligned with my values,” Campos said. “I didn’t ever want to take a job where I didn’t feel like I couldn’t be successful. I feel like I can really can help the folks here be successful.” The process that took Campos from El Paso to Flagstaff occurred fairly quickly and efficiently, as her interest soon spilled into a mutual respect between Campos and the committee assigned to fill the position. “I was contacted by [the search committee] and asked to submit materials,” Campos said. “From then, when I was invited for an interview in Phoenix, it went pretty quickly from there. I interviewed with a great group and then met with President Haeger and within a day, I had been offered the position. It has been a whirlwind week but its been pretty ex-

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bill sent back to the Arizona House of Representatives from the Senate regarding electronic harassment will take longer than expected to reach Governor Jan Brewer’s desk. Rep. Vic Williams (R-Northwest Pima County) said the bill, HB 2549, has been slowed in response to public opinion. “It’s slowing down,” Williams said. “We’re listening to the concerns of the public who are concerned that the bill is too broad in its dialogue and will quash free speech.” Williams also said he personally intends to address the concerns of the public. “I want to listen to their concerns,” Williams said. “We want to make sure that we provide adequate protection that currently has been under this legislation which has been in place for about 46 years which has to do with harassment, primar-


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CommunitySpot PoliceBeat April 1 At 12:31 a.m., Reilly Hall staff reported contacting a student in possession of two identification cards that belonged to another person. The student left prior to the time of call. An officer was dispatched and the identification cards were taken into custody for evidence. The student was later given an administrative referral for violation of the student code of conduct. At 4:50 p.m., a Tinsley Hall resident reported his room had been broken into. The burglary occurred between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. An officer was dispatched, but the investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 5:10 p.m., the roommate of the subject from the previous entry reported his laptop had been stolen from their room on March 30 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. An officer was already on scene. The investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 10:41 p.m., a mother reported her two sons that lived with their father at South Family Apartments had been left home alone and they were scared. Officers were dispatched. The subject was booked into the Coconino County Sheriff ’s Office (CCSO) jail for child neglect and the children were turned over to a family friend for the night.

March 31 At 2:37 a.m., an officer reported stopping four subjects at Mountain View Drive and South San Francisco Street. Another offer was dis-


patched. Two subjects were cited and released for underage drinking and a public assist ride was provided to a subject’s residence. At 5:38 a.m., a Pine Ridge Village resident requested assistance with a domestic dispute in an apartment. Officers were dispatched. No domestic violence occurred and the parties were separated for the night. At 10:09 a.m., Mountain View Hall staff reported a broken window. The damage occurred on March 31 at 9:55 a.m. An officer was dispatched, and the investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 10:20 a.m., a construction worker reported the theft of two water pumps from the Hilltop Townhome construction site. The theft occurred between March 19 at an unknown time and March 31 at 10:20 a.m. An officer was dispatched, and the investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 3:24 p.m., a student reported that her vehicle had been broken into while parked in Lot 23. The break in occurred on March 30 between 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. An officer was dispatched, and the investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 8:10 p.m., officers reported stopping several intoxicated subjects at the Skydome during a concert. Four students were cited and released for minor consumption of alcohol.

At 10:33 p.m., a subject was reported to be sleeping on the third floor of the Performing Arts Building. An officer was dispatched. The subject was field interviewed, warned of trespassing and asked to leave the area. At 11:29 p.m., a passer-by reported two subjects carrying bolt cutters near the bike racks at Cline Library. An officer was dispatched, but the subjects were gone upon police arrival.

March 30 At 1:51 a.m., Mountain View Hall staff reported a student assaulting two other students. Officers were dispatched. The two assaulted students did not wish to file a report to document the matter, so no action was taken. At 8:52 a.m., Property Control staff reported the theft of several computers. The theft occurred between March 13 at 3 p.m. and March 14 at 3 p.m. An officer was dispatched, and the investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 10:47 a.m., a forced door alarm was activated at Mountain View Hall. Two male subjects wearing utility belts were seen entering the building. Officers were dispatched. The subjects were working with a private contractor that had been hired to do work in the building.


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Free Tutoring [5 p.m./NACRC]

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FRIDAY, APR. 6 ‘My Week With Marilyn’ and more [4 p.m. /Mary D. Fisher Theatre] First Friday Art Walk [6 p.m. /Downtown Flagstaff] Linda Sandoval [6 p.m./Red’s Restaurant] Bone Thugs-NHarmony [8 p.m./Orpheum Theater] Love, Sex and the IRS [8 p.m./Doris HarperWhite Playhouse]

NAU HAPA Hawaiian Club Luau [5 p.m./NAU Dubois Ballroom] Recycled Art Opening Reception [6 p.m./Coconino Center for the Arts]

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NAU Film Series [7 p.m./ NAU Cline Library]


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Arizona Underground Film Festival [8 a.m./The Screening Room] Free Food & Music [1 p.m. /Berg’s BBQ] Live Music Every Sunday [7 p.m. /San Felipes Cantina]

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was one of those people who knew Prof. Joel Olson in a different way than most. I was the assistant news editor of this paper at the time, and I met Joel while covering a protest about SB1070 — Arizona’s controversial immigration bill passed in April of 2010. Members of the Flagstaff community were gathering to oppose the legislation on the lawn in front of City Hall. Talking with Joel there, I instantly caught a glimpse of what made him so popular with his students, admired by his peers and loved by those who knew him. He was not afraid to speak his mind, or to stand up for what he believed in. I would see Joel at many other events I covered during my time here at the paper. While I didn’t know him as well as others, I’m struck by the tragedy of his death all the same. By sheer coincidence, I knew his wife better. She worked as a sign language translator for the university, and would accompany one of our former reporters to my news meetings. From the bottom of my heart, I wish her and the family the best during such hard times.

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Olson remembered BY MARIA DICOSOLA


amily, friends and collegues are mourning the loss of associate politics and international affairs professor, Prof. Joel Olson, who died last week unexpectedly while teaching abroad. Olson is survived by his wife, Audrey Creed, and three children. Numerous events are being held in his honor. There will be a memorial service April 9 at 1 p.m. in the Cline Library. The hosts request guests wear white. Also, the Repeal Coalition, a group fighting anti-immigrant laws, is holding a march April 8 at 2 p.m. in front of the Flagstaff City Hall. There is also an account open to collect money for the Creed-Olson family, as well as an online system set up for people to donate meals. Below are quotes and memories from people who knew Olson and miss him dearly.

Luis Fernandez, associate professor of criminal justice

“Most people viewed Joel as an excellent professor. Others viewed him as a sharp scholar. But, he was also a loving and caring father and husband. Joel was a sharp intellectual critic, able to turn down an argument with intensity that left any intellectuals dizzy. Yet, he had humility. He was one of those special people who could have fundamental disagreements with you and then invite you to his home for dinner. That’s Joel.”

“Joel and I came to NAU in the same year, and we shared an office wall ever since. A lot will be said of Joel’s teaching, scholarship and activism, deservedly so. However, what I will remember most about Joel is him as father and as a husband. I will remember times our families got together and how much energy he had when it came to the kids. I will remember the smile that lit up his face when he talked about his family. But most of all, I will remember the many days I simply watched out my office window as Joel played with his kids on the green between SBS and Du Bois. He truly seemed most joyful when he was with his family. I will miss him terribly.”

John Haeger, NAU President

“Dr. Olson was respected and admired by students and colleagues alike, and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”

“He was a great collegue and a great friend. He was always thoughtful and engaging and taught all of us to think deeply about the department, and to live life noble and to always think of those least empowered.”

Molly Schiffer, master of arts in political science

Michael Costelloe, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice

Lori PoliniStaudinger, professor of International Politics

“He was a wonderful, supportive mentor and advisor to me and numerous other students. He shaped the person I am because he taught me to think critically and trust myself. My heart goes out to all who knew him, especially his family.”


Student involvement top priority for ASNAU



he NAU student body now has a new set of political leaders. Sammy Smart, former vice president of student affairs, ran uncontested and became ASNAU's next president with 81 percent of the vote. Annsley Niemann, former ASNAU senator, won the vice president of student affairs position with 43 percent of votes and Ryan Lee, former ASNAU senator, won the vice president of academic affairs position with 47 percent of votes. In addition, all 12 senator seats were filled. One senate seat was filled by a candidate who was initially ineligible — according to ASNAU's election ­­ code — to be placed on the ballot after failing to turn in campaign expense reports on time. The candidate then ran a write-in campaign and won a seat. Smart said two of the programs among many that she hopes to improve are the ‘23 Fee’ and the Lumberyard, the student section at campus football games. "I think we accomplished everything we wanted to get done, but there were a couple of events that we really want to build and make better," Smart said in regards to this semester. Niemann said she believes further improvements to current programs are vital. "I am hoping to make the tailgates and Lumberyard an exciting environment that really cultivates school spirit," Niemann said. "I think it is necessary to continue in the efforts to properly implement the '23 Fee.' I want to see the '23 Fee' reaching the maximum [amount of] students possible." The fee was the topic of controversy during its freshman year and soon became a topic carefully watched by ASNAU members and students. Of the topics weighing on the minds of Smart and Niemann, student apathy was an overarching matter. NAU houses around 17,763 students on the mountain campus. Election figures indicate 6,674 votes were cast, meaning around 37 per-

cent of the student population voted. Niemann hopes to combat apathy through better publicity of surveys and elections and increasing the use of social media to reach students. "I do think student apathy is a problem. ASNAU takes a lot of pride in hearing from the students and doing surveys to get opinions, however, only a small percentage of students actually take those surveys," Niemann said. Smart said she wants to attract students to participate and continuously get involved with campus events by continuing the ASNAU weekly email and strengthening ties with the athletic department for sporting events. "Hopefully we can do a lot of events that students like going to, we can fight for higher education and just do everything we have done this year and really build off it," Smart said. Niemann said she wants to make sure she helps students be heard and served. "I will do everything in my power to make sure the things I have promised happen," Niemann said. "If there is something they want to see happening in ASNAU, I will definitely take that into consideration as I execute my elected position."

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InTheNews Amendment or First Amendment protected material,” Horowitz said. “That would mean The bill reads as follows: you would have to argue once you’re prosecut“It is unlawful for any person, with intent ed, that in fact your First Amendment rights to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy top that.” or offend, to use any electronic or digital deMartin Sommerness, a journalism profesvice and use any obscene, lewd or profane lan- sor at NAU who focuses on communication guage or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or law, said he thinks walking the line between threaten to inflict physical harm to the person insuring free speech as well as safety is tricky. or property of any person. It is also unlawful “It’s a very tough line to draw, absolutely,” to otherwise disturb by repeated anonymous Sommerness said. “We want to protect people electronic or digital communications the against bullying, especially as we’ve seen the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person bullying problem in schools.” at the place where the communications were Sommerness also said he believes suits will received.” be brought against the state if the legislation One major concern of opponents is the were signed into law without being changed. possibility of Internet censorship. However, as “I see this being a bonanza for people sucited in the legislation, it is the language in the ing the state and the state ending up spending a communication disturbing a person that would great deal of money defending these suits, and be illegal, not necessarily the act of communi- I suspect that some of them will be successful cating itself. against the state, if the legislation, as proposed, Williams said one of his concerns is peo- is signed into law,” Sommerness said. ple are misunderstanding the bill and how it Williams said the bill’s progress was halted is meant to be apdue to a desire to plied. reword the lan“So many “Your First Amendment rights guage opponents people, in my dont depend on some amor- of the bill had issue opinion, are mis- phous statement that this with. construing the bill “It was won’t be applied to or doesn’t and saying that brought back over you can use it for apply to the First Amendment from the Senate,” all these differ- or First Amendment protect- Williams said. “We ent things and all ed material, “ Horowitz said. had a confirm or these different isrefuse conference sues may happen “That would mean you have that is basically about this bill that to argue once you’re pros- pushed through by I think paragraph ecuted, that infact your First the sponsor of the B, subsection b, Amendment rights top that.” bill. We refused the lines 7-10 really bill intentionally addresses that,” so it slowed down Williams said. “It the process and we have the chance to amend says it does not try to usurp the constitution.” it again.” Section B/b, regarding exceptions to the Horowitz acknowledged the willingness of law, reads as follows: supporters of the bill to rewrite it so any per“Does not include constitutionally pro- ceived constitutional violations would no lontected activity or other activity authorized by ger be problem. law, the other person, the other person’s autho“We certainly agreed to work with Reprerized representative or if the other person is a sentative Williams and anyone else in the legisminor, the minor’s parent or guardian.” lature to address our concerns. We’re happy to In essence, if such activities are protected be a part of it,” Horowitz said. “We understand by the Constitution, legally sanctioned or un- that it may not have been their intention to dertaken with permission of the other party, write a law as broadly as they have or we bethey would not be violating the law. lieve they have.” Horowitz said the language within the Horowitz said he is optimistic about bill relating to not infringing on constitution- amending the law in a way that appeals to both ally protected speech does not go far enough in sides. protecting people’s freedoms. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to work out a “Your First Amendment rights don’t de- compromise that addresses concerns about hapend on some amorphous statement that this rassment, but also protects First Amendment won’t be applied to or doesn’t apply to the First rights to free speech,” Horowitz said. from CENSORSHIP page 1

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Editorial&Opinion Internet bill shows where the AZ legislature’s allegiance lies



y their apparent adherence to “true American values,” Arizona lawmakers are increasingly becoming characterized for their severe and often radical nostalgia. Their regression and conservatism is aimed toward a simpler time when government protected life, liberty and property — no more. They have expressed particular sentimentalism toward the liberty to carry guns, protected life before birth and opposed, at least in theory, the loss of property through high taxation. On March 29, by the passing of HB 2549, our lawmakers made it evident that their love for the Bill of Rights is limited to the Second Amendment. Completely disregarding freedom of speech, this bill criminalizes “annoying or offensive” language over electronic or digital devices. The bill does not enumerate the contexts in which this activity is illegal, and therefore encompasses activities from texting a minor death threats to writing a blog that questions the intelligence of an elected official. By the vagueness and obscurity of this fine piece of legislation, we are forced to a conclusion: Either our lawmakers are very evil or very stupid: evil because this leads to censorship of the press and suffocation of political opposition, and stupid because: “It doesn’t mean that the person is instantly going to be fined or put away,” Steve Farley told “But if the judge determines it relates to other circumstances in the case (such as bullying or stalking) then they can use this as another tool to make that decision.” Great! Then put that in the bill. As it remains today, the bill makes it unlawful for any person to use electronic devices to annoy or offend — that’s

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it — without defining what is meant by annoyance or offensiveness, and without excluding instances in which our First Amendment rights to annoy and offend may be admissible. Executive Order 9066 said nothing about Japanese-Americans, but by failing to enumerate and protect their civil rights, it was interpreted in a manner that led to the internment and relocation of nearly 110,000; more recently, Senate Bill 1070 never mentions racial profiling, but because of its poor and unclear wording, it has been repeatedly overturned by the courts, and faces a challenge from the Supreme Court later this month.

Pieces of legislation are not poetry: In law, broad interpretation is not beautiful, it’s dangerous and oppressive. If our senators and representatives believe this bill will not infringe on our First Amendment rights, they better express so explicitly. Additionally, under the same rationale, censorship will not protect perople from commiting suicide any more than further gun regulating will reduce homicides. If the problem is with people, not with guns, it certainly follows that suicide is caused by other people, not their words. Words are meaningless without an inter-

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preter; while words that “terrify, intimidate, threaten, [and] harass” may have grounds for being outlawed in some contexts, they may not have the grounds for being banned in others. Words that are annoying or offensive don’t belong in any legislation under the U.S. Constitution, mainly because no argument can occur without one person feeling annoyed by the other’s poor reasoning, and the latter feeling offended by his opponent’s refutations. Knowing that we can be annoying and offensive when we want is what makes Americans so darn proud of being American — to live in one of the few nations left in this world where this activity is not only legal, but often endorsed. Without this right, increasing tuition costs, rising health insurance premiums, foreign military intervention, unemployment and environmental violations, will not be able to be dealt with in a satirical and sarcastic way: Mandated political correctness will take away not just the beauty of being an American, it will violate a constitutional right. HB 2549 is awaiting one final vote on a minor technical change before it is sent to Gov. Jan Brewer. Unless this “minor technical change” involves naming the contexts in which this bill applies, and completely removes annoying and offensive language from its wording, we can only hope Gov. Brewer exercises sufficiently good judgment to apply a veto. This staff editorial was written by Associate Opinion Editor Rolando Garcia on behalf of the staff.

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Harsh job market threatens Facebook privacy Human slavery in the US


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hether Americans remember, we do have rights that constitutionally cannot be taken away. Employers demanding Facebook passwords as a prerequisite for hire is an enormous breach on the right to privacy, but it has not gone under the radar. On March 27, Senator Leland Yee (DCalif.) introduced a bill to prohibit employers from requesting or demanding potential employees give their Facebook emails and passwords. No oneAMANDA should be subjected to HORNER such an invasion of privacy; not only is the applicant’s privacy in jeopardy, but so are the applicant’s friends with whom they exchange messages and posts. It is understandable that employers expect high standards of their workers and would not want to hire someone who would make the company look bad. However, Americans are entitled to a private life, and it is important to be protected against this blatant breach in privacy. Of course, employers always want to make the best hiring decision possible. However, if there is nothing inappropriate on the potential employee’s Facebook profile to deter them from being hired, then searching through their account is unnecessary and unacceptable. A person’s social life is unrelated to one’s work abilities and does not need to be searched to gain an understanding of this person as an employee. Citizens

need to stand up to this, but with jobs so hard to find, it is hard to simply deny the employers access to the information and risk not being hired. This unfair advantage on the part of the employer borders exploitation. Luckily, the privacy rights as citizens are being defended in multiple ways and it is being made clear that such violations on the part of employers are not appreciated. Facebook executives are not tolerant of this new hiring practice and have even changed their privacy laws to make sharing account login information a violation. Facebook’s privacy officer, Erin Egan, stated recently, “This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends. It also potentially exposes the employer who seeks this access to unanticipated legal liability.” Congress will have the support of Facebook with this legislation. Egan also stated, “We’ll take action to protect the privacy and security of our users, whether by engaging policymakers or, where appropriate, by initiating legal action.” The line between looking at someone’s Facebook profile and searching through their Facebook account is too distinct to go unnoticed. One can customize their profile settings and only show what they choose to show. However, it is common to use Facebook very similarly to email services such as Yahoo. If it is legal to demand Facebook login information from applications, then what would make demanding email login information any different? Just because

someone is seeking employment doesn’t mean they should give up their right to privacy. It is very disconcerting that anyone might see this practice as acceptable. Maryland Senator Ronald Young has been fighting this privacy violation in his home state and has drafted the Social Media Privacy bill. “Lots of these organizations don’t realize they are asking the same thing as monitoring a phone call or reading your personal mail,” he said. Furthermore, even without the legislation, it is likely that these employers could be in violation of the law already, if they are exposed to information on age, gender or race. It could infringe on the “Stored Communications and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts,” a law passed to reduce cracking of computer systems. It has also been brought up that if the employer demanding this login information is a public institution, they could be in violation of the first, fourth and fifth amendments. Nonetheless, it is important that updated legislation is passed as quickly as possible and the privacy rights of Americans are protected. With such a wealthy corporation as Facebook adamantly supporting this legislation, it is highly likely it will be passed and in a more timely manner. One should never have to yield their rights in such a way as demanded by employers, and neither the government, nor the individual’s rights should be in any way lenient regarding this invasive practice.

lavery: a word that stirs many negative feelings in Americans. It has been outlawed in almost every country, yet it still occurs in the United States and many other countries. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and has become more well-known from movies like “Taken” or “Slumdog Millionaire.” People NATASHA who have heard about human REEVES trafficking from the media think of sex slavery as a crime that is committed outside the U.S. However, the two largest cities for human trafficking in the U.S. are Phoenix and Atlanta. There are an estimated 200-300 child sex slaves currently in the Phoenix area. There are countless people in the world who do not care about putting a market value on human life and the abuse of women and children. Human trafficking is taboo in the United States. Ever so often, when a human trafficking story comes on the news, many ignore it,even though it happens in our nation. In our society, most victims of sex trafficking are labeled as prostitutes or porn stars, when in reality, a majority of “prostitutes” are victims of sex trafficking. Sadly, young girls, usually an average age of 13 are abducted, forced to give up their body through violence and rapes and fed intravenous drugs to ensure their return to feed their addiction. Thousands of these victims are smuggled out of the country where they cannot be tracked. Here is the problem: In the United States, there are only a handful of shelters to help the survivors of sex slavery. Human trafficking is considered to be the second largest, next to drugs, and fastest growing illegal activity in the world. The war on drugs is omnipresent, but when it comes to sex slavery, the world is ignorant. Another problem is many

of the prostitutes, who are usually victims, get arrested rather than the pimps. The police force needs to concentrate their searches on trying to get the source of the problem, the pimps and human smugglers. “Awareness is the most important thing right now. It is all about momentum and how we can get the masses not only aware but aggravated enough to care and ask for change,” said Garrett Shelp, a leader for South of the Tracks, a group who helps to spread awareness about human trafficking. Awareness is the first step. History has shown that the loud voice of a united people against a cause can work miracles. Human trafficking can be well hidden. For example, there have been cases where a massage parlor was really a place where human trafficking business was held. Some pimps will “brand” their girls like cattle, where all of his girls have the same exact tattoo and will give the same exact story as to why they have it. Some signs of a girl who is being trafficked are if she works excessively long and/or unusual hours, avoids eye contact, shows signs of physical abuse, loss sense of time or is obscure about where she lives. The main influence awareness should bring is on the authorities to seek out those who are apart of human trafficking. While helping out the victims is a priority, there should be a fight against pimps, smugglers and those who buy these women. As a movement, people can get the attention of the government; on an individual level people can help out by spreading the word of human trafficking, donating money, or volunteering at an organization such as Streetlight USA, the Polaris Project, The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) and visiting http://www.humantrafficking. org/. The Supreme Court rulings will be completed by early summer.

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Editorial&Opinion Editorial cartoon by Brian Regan

Heartland Institute denies the existence of global warming


Puff, puff, pass: Medical marijuana in the nation’s capital


uff, puff, pass. A few miles from the gleaming White House that symbolizes the heart of the U.S. capital, a new store dubbed “the Wal-Mart of weed,” has recently opened its doors to the public. Just as Washington’s medical marijuana laws went into effect, WeGrow wasted no time in cutting the blue ribbon and introducing a pot growing super store to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. and the surrounding areas. Medical marijuana is legal in 16 states and Washington, D.C. for patients suffering with anything from back pains to anxiety over whether or not the doctor will prescribe them medical marijuana. Abraham Lincoln, in a letter, wrote TOM BLANTON that one of his favorite things to do was to sit “on [his] front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp.” Perhaps we can expect a beautiful “hemp” garden to replace that hoity-toity rose garden outside the West Wing so President Obama can carry on the American tradition that his freedom fighting predecessor partook in. WeGrow’s founder says he hopes his company will help create a “green rush” by selling the equipment needed to grow cannabis at home. Though they don’t sell seeds or cannabis, they sell the plant food and lighting equipment involved in the standard marijuana growing process. “The more that businesses start to push the envelope by showing that this is a legitimate industry, the further we’re going to be able to go in changing people’s minds.” Pop open a cold brewskie to this guy’s logic! The present authority of America is divided between the hippy remnants of the late sixties and the Nixon-loving casualties who’ve heard from too many pretentious little geeks about the horrors of “reefer madness,” all the while being scared trouser-less by the idea of “altering their

minds.” However, despite positive growth of medical marijuana laws and the decriminalization of the drug in 16 states, Federal law still bans its cultivation, sale and consumption. So, how on earth could a store that solely sells the necessities for marijuana production prosper in the capital of a country that still has the carnivorous plant as much an outlaw as Billy the Kid? For a product that, in 1619, was a required cash crop by the Virginia Assembly to grow in every household, the tides sure have turned. That doesn’t mean that those attitudes can’t swing back to before the era of Hearst-fearing citizens of the early 1900s. Last year, for instance, a Gallup poll showed half of those asked thought cannabis should be made legal and as much as 70 percent supported medical use of the drug. If this is any indication of the country as a whole, as it’s supposed to be, then the opinion of America as a whole might very soon be just as lenient on the psychoactive plant as the swingin’ New Orleans jazz clubs of the Roarin’ Twenties. The former senior adviser to the president’s drug czar, Kevin Sabet, stated medical marijuana laws would encourage people to “make big money off an illegal drug.” Isn’t that the point, you pencil pushing, 33-year-old virgin? The economy is in a desperate state, and many people are struggling, yet one of the things that has remained constant is America’s love for drugs, namely weed. So, why not utilize this bit of information and let a multitude of growers start up businesses before a ruthless Gordon Gekko protégée jumps in and builds a cash crop empire on par with CocaCola’s throne in the world of pop. Pot will eventually be legalized in the U.S., though it’s hard to tell exactly when. WeGrow is a start, an easing-in if you will, into the inevitable legalization; right in the heart of the capitol.

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he Heartland institute, a Chicago-based non-profit organization, has recently focused on questioning the science of climate change, hosted panels of climate change skeptics and endorsed numerous campaigns that deny climate change as a man-made problem that requires any action. About a month ago, a GM spokesman called the Heartland Institute “careful and considerate.” What better adjectives could have been used to describe a group that is wholly invested in bringing attention to the “junk science” behind global warming? Not surprisingly, the spokesman provoked an outcry from 10,0001 GM owners. ROLANDO As a result, the automaker told the HeartGARCIA land Institute this past week that it won’t be making further donations. His company is running its business under the assumption that climate change is real, said GM CEO Dan Akerson. Until this incident, GM’s annual donation to the Heartland institute had been $15,000. Though not a very significant sum, the organization has numerous other sponsors, the identity of whom is anonymous and their donations range in the millions. Seeing the nature of this organization, it is advisable to call these “donations” by their name: investments. Such large sums of money don’t go toward the caring of our planet and the bettering of humanity, but toward generating propaganda that perpetuates the current order of things—an order that produces large profits, but a proportionate quantity of waste and contamination. Though GM’s move is to be applauded, it’s upsetting how it takes the fear of boycott and loss of sales to recognize that climate change and environmental issues are real; at the same time, it’s empowering for customers to know they have a say in how corporations run their businesses. As is the case with most problems, the first step toward finding a solution is recognition, and the auto-making industry is taking a step in the right direction. GM was not the only automaker to fund the Heartland Institute: Ford and Chrysler also contributed to it in the past. Ford and Chrysler told The Huffington Post that they had stopped funding the organization over the past decade, but neither automaker had records detailing reasons for pulling that support. “It is no longer acceptable for corporations to promote the denial of climate change and that support for an organization like Heartland is not in line with GM’s values,” said Daniel Souweine, campaign director for Forecast the Facts, a group that urges meteorologists to talk more openly about climate change. This serves to show customers should be mindful of where they are spending their money, and often voice their distaste toward environmental violations.


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Life Are you proud to be a Lumberjack? A look at NAU’s school spirit, or lack thereof



he level of school spirit at NAU has been under constant debate by the student body this school year. While passing through the University Union or walking to class, there are always students in blue and yellow NAU attire. Meanwhile, criticism of Lumberjack athletics or school events can always be overheard. School spirit is undoubtedly a major part of college life and the on-campus experience. NAU’s website boasts about its many traditions meant to rally up support for over 200 clubs, organizations and athletics at the university. Family Weekend, Greek Week and Homecoming traditions are just a few of the events meant to spark Lumberjack spirit. Hannah Young, a freshman criminal justice major, described herself as very active in high school, involved in student council and sports. This involvement carried over to her college experience, allowing her a job at NAU’s recreation center and a spot in the New Student Organization. She regularly attends on-campus basketball games to cheer on her fellow students. “I’m not an athlete at NAU, but I still go to all the games and support them. I try to be as involved as possible,” Young says. Going to games and events is important to Young, and makes her feel like a part of the NAU community. She says if school spirit was more common and more advertised, there would be an increase in student presence and support. “I think [the problem is] just getting the word out because a lot of people don’t know there’s a game until that day,” Young says. She has also noticed there are students who do not want to get involved, but she encourages them to give the school events a shot. “I feel like unless

you try going, you won’t really know what’s good and what’s not,” Young says. Dalton Harris, a sophomore psychology major, believes there are many students who have spirit on the NAU campus, but skip out on sporting events and other university functions. “Well, I think that a lot of students like going here, but don’t really show it. It’d be cool to go to a football game [every once in awhile] and see the whole stadium full instead of just half [full],” Harris says. Sammy Smart is a junior elementary and special education major and the newly elected ASNAU President. “I think that we have good school spirit, but it could definitely be improved,” Smart says. Smart admits student spirit has dwindled in recent years. “So far, support for student-athletes and the number of students staying for entire games has really fallen through. True Blue Fridays have kind of faded away. Incentives to encourage school spirit have left.” ASNAU wants to improve the circumstances they have observed. New to NAU is an Athletic Support Committee, to encourage students to get involved on campus, especially with sporting event attendance. “I really think that if we’re going to change school spirit, we need to start with the freshman class. We really want to make it a tradition with them and then build it up from there,” Smart says To start, Smart says, “We want to do giveaways through the games so that students are more enticed to stay throughout. In the past, we had super cool things that we are trying to bring back, like more fun and exciting halftime events.” She asks for students to help with this, letting the organization know what students would be interested in. “We’re always encouraging student ideas,” Smart says.

From left to right: Sara Higgins, Leah Smith and Emily Babcock, all freshmen, show Louie some love outside the Walkup Skydome. (Photos by Mary Willson)

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How to win an ASNAU election Annsley Niemann reflects on campaign strategies



nnsley Niemann is NAU's newly elected Vice President of ASNAU Student Affairs. Her name may sound familiar from her extensive campaigning efforts. Niemann says that winning the election had a lot to do with hard work through campaigning, especially on social networking sites like Facebook. She says most candidates created a Facebook group for their campaigns, but Niemann took extra steps to make sure she stood out from the rest. “I think Facebook got the most attention,” Niemann says. “I had a lot of supporters put my campaign posters as their profile pictures, I had students make statuses, a Facebook group and I even had students make videos for me that I posted on Facebook. My goal was to blow up peoples' news feeds to just get my name

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out to my friends and my friends’ friends.” One of Niemann’s most unique approaches was the video campaign she posted on Facebook. Niemann filmed many of her supporters stating his or her name and major along with, “I’m voting for Annsley Niemann as VP of Student Affairs.” When Niemann tagged a student in his or her video, it would show up on their Facebook wall and news feed, getting the attention of users that Niemann may not have reached otherwise. Niemann credits one of her running mates with the idea. “The videos I put on Facebook were actually my running mate Ryan Lee’s idea, and he said I could do them too,” Niemann says. As far as her offline campaigning, Niemann believes her appearances at several different club and organization meetings garnered her some good name recognition with a diverse group of students on campus. “I think what made me unique from my opponent was my attendance at different meetings. Everyone running for an executive position — including myself — attended several Greek chapter meetings,” Niemann says. “However, on top of that, I attended a wide-range of other meetings, including Residence Hall Association, Associated Students for Women’s Issues, People Respecting Individuals and Sexual Minorities, Club Sports Council and a few ensembles in the School of Music. I tried to reach out to both the Greek and nonGreek students.” Along with speaking to several student groups and “blowing up” Facebook, Niemann also utilized signs and fli-

ers. Friends and supporters of Niemann walked around campus on Election Day carrying signs reading, “I am voting for Annsley Niemann as VP.” Niemann’s advocates also helped her hand out fliers and posted signs in their residence halls. As far as campaigning inspiration, Niemann acknowledges both the current and newly elected presidents of ASNAU. “I remember Blaise Caudill doing a lot of campaigning on Facebook last year and he inspired me on the Facebook side of things,” Niemann says. “As far as the meetings, that was something I had planned on doing on my own and was pushed into action with the help of my running mate, Sammy Smart. Other than that, everything else I came up with on my own.” Niemann knows that her extensive and unique campaigning played a big part in her election. While she says many students who already knew her would have voted for her regardless, the campaigning helped Niemann reach a whole new group of voters. Niemann admits name recognition is one of the most important parts of any election and believes some students may have even voted for her solely because they saw a familiar name on the ballot. Niemann recalls one student who approached her while handing our fliers and said she had seen Niemann’s name all over campus and would be voting for her come Election Day. Whatever the reasons for her success, Niemann is grateful for the support of those who voted and those who helped her campaign. “My friend, Kathleen Estes, was probably the biggest help during my campaign. She did so much on Facebook for me, as well as served as my support system during the stress of the week. A lot of my friends and coworkers were also a huge help,” Niemann says. “I also got a lot of support and help from my running mates, Sammy Smart and Ryan Lee."

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Following Roger Thompson A profile of the most hated position on campus BY MADISON SANTOS


AU offers an array of different job opportunities for students on campus, such as working in the University Union, Health and Learning center, Cline Library and more. One of the less popular jobs is working for Parking and Shuttle Services. Most people have nothing but negative things to say about Parking Services and the officers who issue the tickets, especially those who are previous victims of citations and fines. What are the people behind the job really like? Sophomore nursing major Roger Thompson gives us insight into what it is like to work for the department. Thompson has been working for Parking Services since the beginning of spring semes-

ter. “I like it here, because all of the people are really nice and it is a good change from working at Cline Library, like I did last semester,” Thompson says. “Most of the parking officers are students, which is nice because [Parking Services] is really flexible when we have to call in and ask for a day off or something.” Thompson, who works four-hour shifts four days a week, said he writes about 40 tickets per week. Thompson explained the average work day consists of driving and walking around in parking areas while carrying a hand-held computer provided by the school. When he finds a vehicle without a proper permit, he enters the vehicle information into the computer to check if it has any history of prior citations. After see ROGER page 15

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that, he will either write a citation or a ing in an unauthorized area and was warning to leave on the window shield. charged $50 for doing so. “The hand-held computer lets me de“I parked by the Union next to a termine what type of citation to issue, curb that was indented,” Russo said. and it also has a camera so we can take “But it wasn’t painted red, and there pictures of the vehicle,” he said. were no ‘No parking’ signs.” The reaction students have when The $50 Russo had to pay was not they notice a ticket on their windshield enough for her to be too upset, but is usually unpleasant, and according to some ticket costs can reach up to $150. Thompson, some people even curse "When people don't pay their fine and express their anger toward the of- on time, the late fees start adding up," ficers. Thompson said. If the fine goes above “My least favorite part about the $150, the vehicle is eligible to be bootjob is probably when I am writing a ed. citation and the person comes up to “I issue a lot of citations in the me and gets mad about it,” he says. “I parking areas near the Health and haven’t encountered a really bad con- Learning Center. There’s always peofrontation yet, but I ple there who say “I feel bad some- that they were know some officers who have. I feel bad going in for times, because I am only sometimes, because five minutes and I am making them making them pay for that’s why they pay for something, parked there. The but there really is something, but there parking lot near nothing I can do really is nothing I can Mountain View is about it.” another popular The parking do about it,” Thompson spot; they usually rules and regulapark in the corner said. tions handbook spots, because they is available in the Parking Services think we don’t check there as much,” building on north campus. It is also Thompson said. online and given to everyone who purBeing an employee for Parking chases a permit. Thompson believes Services has given Thompson a difthe majority of people probably do ferent perspective on the department not read the handbook, so they end up and their logic behind issuing tickpaying the consequences for it. ets. Some students may dislike Park“Driving around, I can see why ing Service officers, but they are just the rules are the way they are,” he people trying to do their job. Their says. “Many students try to park in the intentions are not to bully people and ‘teacher only’ sections. They are there take their money; they just enforce the only for teachers so they can be close regulations so parking is fair and stanto where they are working.” dard. Sophomore public relations and Thompson says, “I want people to advertising major Christina Russo is know that we don’t just write tickets one of many victims of a parking mis- for fun or to be mean, but because we hap. She received a citation for park- have to.”


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he similarities between humans and animals are striking. We look back at our ancestors’ journeys as hunters and gatherers where we traveled in packs, similar to the way in which wolves travel. Humans and wolves both tended to travel with their families, were interdependent and wary of outsiders. Other parallels lie in their ability to understand and interpret members of the groups’ emotions by their physical expressions, including body language and facial movements. It wasn’t long before both wolves and humans saw the potential in joining forces and working together. Humans are resourceful and have the ability to create and use weapons, whereas wolves are vicious and stealthy. It was this joint venture that brought wolves and humans together to form a relationship. In the past, dogs were used by humans to warn them against potential predators. It wasn’t until Homo sapiens became sedentary and relatively geographically stationary that we began domesticating dogs for our personal gain. Today, dogs continue to be used as a means of protection but have added several other positions to their job description. Currently, canines are used in a multitude of jobs, some of which include assisting and guiding humans with visual, hearing or other physical impairments. Others are used for bringing joy to people in the hospital or recovering from a traumatic illness, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As studies have shown, they can increase the levels of oxytocin in the brain and the body, as well as levels of serotonin in the brain. These hormones and neurotransmitters are vital to our sense of wellbeing, happiness and compatibility with others. Dogs are also used as rescuers, investigators, herders, hunters and assistants to fireman and police officers. Not to mention, dogs are faithful and cuddly companions. The story of cats, of course, is just as interesting and unique as that of dogs. However, their ancestry seems to be harder to identify through archaeology than dogs. But they have been accompanying humans on their journeys for thousands of years. Cats were not bred to be obedient followers; they were embraced for their autonomous nature. In Asia, cats were used to keep


the regal families warm at night by sleeping on their hands and feet. In Egypt, they were used to protect the silos of grain from rodents. Felines are unique from dogs because they seem to maintain their independence and identity, regardless of their environment and whether or not they have human companions caring for them. Dogs, on the other hand, rely heavily on their owner(s) and tend to do anything to please them. Cats pay their dues to their human landlord by keeping them company and acting as a pest control. Their history and evolution is mysterious, but we do know that the ancient Egyptians considered domesticated felines sacred and divine enough to mummify them with their human comrades. It seems that some personality types are drawn more to cats than to dogs. People who have cats seem to rank higher on scales of introversion and openness in personality traits as opposed to the more traditionally minded and extroverted dog people. Cats are solitary animals that are active at night whereas dogs work together in packs that are most active in the day. For these behaviors, and many others, the relationships that people have with cats can be entirely different from the ones they have with dogs. People surround themselves with animals for a variety of reasons. Being around a pet can help improve a person’s mood, prevent allergies, improve immune functioning and can ultimately lead to a longer life. Whether you are a dog person or a cat person, we should all appreciate the animals in our lives and the ways in which they have helped us for centuries. So take your pick, or choose both, and start reaping the benefits of loving your domesticated animal.

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All shook up

Unfortunate variations of a time-honored classic BY JACKSON RICHARDSON


andshakes have become a formal way of greeting others in our modern day. With a handshake, you can welcome a guest, begin a business endeavor or start a friendship. The power of the handshake can create numerous accounts of unexpected life moments. However, the handshake has been in a constant evolution. Different groups and cliques have developed handshakes as a recognizable greeting to mean brotherhood, sisterhood and close friendship. On the other hand, with no pun intended, handshakes can also have surprising results. Some are so severe that they even leave you in pain. Milan Trujillo, a freshman psychology major, often finds himself in a bit of a “hand crushing” situation when shaking hands with his male professors and macho friends. He describes them as sometimes being “bone crushing” and “painful.” “I have fairly thin hands, so when I shake hands with someone it’s usually gentle and firm,” says Trujillo. “I notice a lot of older male professors and stronger friends [have] a crushing grip sometimes. It feels like all of my bones are breaking and I don’t understand why they do it. But, I usually keep a straight face and let out the pain after I leave. It’s usually an uncomfortable moment when you feel like someone nice just broke your hand.” Another common handshake is a weaker one that leaves you wondering if the person really ever wanted to shake your hand at all.

This shake is known as the “limp fish.” Micah Segura, a freshman public health major, tends to notice this type of shake more than others when meeting someone. “It’s almost like the person doesn’t want to shake your hand at all,” says Segura. “I’ve noticed a few times over the semester when I met someone new that their hand was really weak and limp when I would shake it. I thought it was awkward and made the whole meeting experience uncomfortable. People should really have a solid, firm grip when they shake hands so others don’t feel awkward.”

From the painful to the painfully awkward, the bone crusher and limp fish are just the start of all the wild ways we find ourselves greeting. The next handshake on the list is probably one of the most uncomfortable. This wet, steamy connection is known as the “clam shake.” It often occurs when meeting with someone who is generally nervous, hard at work or just plain sweaty. Most times it can create for a wet and wild encounter that leaves one in a sticky situation. “A couple weeks ago, I met this guy and when I shook his hand, it was covered in

The Dreaded Turkey Avoid at all costs.

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sweat,” says Jonathan DiBlasi, a freshman engineering major. “I didn’t know what to do after I let go of his hand. I wanted to wipe it on my jeans but I didn’t know if it would be rude or not. So, I just finished talking to him with a wet palm and felt really weird. Next time, I think I’ll just go ahead and wipe it off because I’m not going through that again.” So, with the painful “bone crusher,” the weakling “limp fish,” and the wet and wild “clam shake,” one shake rules above all. One noticed around campus as the king of awkward handshakes. It is the mother of all moments where two people wonder what in the world just happened. This compelling and slow motion mistake is known as the “turkey.” The turkey is a combination of a high five and a fist bump, that when conjoined, create the image of a turkey. It’s not your typical Thanksgiving turkey, yet it is a symbol of two universes combining to create a humorous life moment. “The turkey is the best moment in a handshake that leaves me happily confused,” says Zack Henderson, a freshmen advertising major. “To me, it seems like two different ideas have collided. It happens more often than I’d like but you can’t feel weird about it. It’s hilarious.” With the handshake in constant evolution, expect the unexpected the next time you shake hands. It could be a painful, awkward, wet or confusing moment of life that makes your next arrangement unforgettable. (Photos by Holly Mandarich)

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Fist Bump (pound it)


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You can do this with close friends or people you barely know.

Most uncommon, but still cool. Usually accompanied with a “sawing” motion. It’s a bro thing.

Just the tips. Just for a second. Just to see how it feels.

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Campos named Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Track and field wins across the board, 18-year-old school record broken


Lisa Campos, who formerly worked for UTEP, poses in the Walkup Skydome. (Photo by Sarah Hamilton) from HIRE page 1

Campos’ tenure has yet to officially begin, but she is already familiarizing herself with NAU and the Flagstaff area as a whole, adjusting to her new surroundings before getting started. “From the little interaction I’ve had with the campus community, everyone here has been so welcoming and supportive,” she said. “There’s a lot of excitement, not just with the athletic department but with the institution.” However, once Campos starts her post, she will have quite the to-do list ahead of her, including filling other openings within the athletic department as well as paying attention to what her colleagues have to say. “Definitely one of my first charges right now is to hire a men’s basketball coach, and we’re in the process for that,” Campos said. “Other than that, for the next several months, I’m just going to be listening to people. I’m going to be getting out on campus, to administrators, to students and just listening to what people have to say about NAU athletics and where we can improve.” In terms of putting a face to her name when communicating with the teams on campus, Campos is seeking to be an integral part of the programs while also maintaining the professionalism of her job. “I worked for an amazing athletic director [at UTEP] and

have really learned a lot from him, and one of the big things is that our doors are always open,” Campos said. “I love interacting with student-athletes and coaches. I love going to their practices because there’s nothing more fun than watching them do their job and then watching the students develop. That’s one thing I’ve always incorporated. I definitely will be out and about once I figure out my way to all of the facilities.” Campos’ hiring also marks a significant moment in Division-I athletics. She is now part of a minority across the board, becoming only the 26th female in her position. However, she has not had time to reflect on that aspect, because she has spent minimal time in her spot but also prefers to prioritize her job. “I haven’t had time to fully process that because I’ve never looked at it that way,” she said. “I’ve looked at doing a really good job in the job I’m in. A lot of people have reached out to me and wanted to see me be successful and they brought it up more than I’ve ever thought about it. For me, it’s just about doing the best job I can do moving forward.” As Campos prepares for the immediate future and her time starts as the VP, she knows that it will be a process going forward but knows it all starts with the community. “[I will be] really building on what NAU Athletics has now,” Campos said. “I’m probably going to start working on getting people engaged again and back into the seats; just getting that support back.”

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hree weeks into the outdoor track season, the NAU track and field team has already broken a school record. The women’s 4x100-meter relay squad set not only a school record, but also the record for the Eccles Coliseum in Cedar City, Utah, when the Jacks faced the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah. NAU’s 1994 record of 46.06 was shattered by the relay, which was comprised of freshmen Darriel Banks and Shamelle Pless, senior Jenne Childs and redshirt senior Simone Holder, finishing with a time of 45.55. Banks and Pless’ achievements of the day did not end with the relay. They placed first and second, respectively, in the women’s 200-meter dash with times of 25.52 and 26.10. Holder placed second in the women’s 400-meter run with a time of 58.16, behind senior Rashida McKinnon, who took top honors with time of 57.39. Childs proved her strength off the track and in the women’s long jump finishing third (18 feet, 9 inches) behind freshman Jennifer Fetaz. Fetaz finished second in the event with a leap of 18 feet, 9.85 inches. Sophomore Lauren Laszczak tied for first in women’s high jump, leaping 5 feet, 3 inches. Fellow sophomore Jessica Bush and redshirt sophomore Lauren Stuart threw distances of 48 feet, 1.25 inches and 45 feet, 5 inches in the women’s shot put, placing second and third, respectively. The duo again took second and third place in the women’s discus throw with throws of 151 feet, 11 inches and 136 feet even, respectively. Stuart took second in the women’s hammer throw with a length of 183 feet, 0.5 inches and was followed by redshirt senior Nicole Elliot who placed third with 179 feet flat. Freshman Brittany Price marked another personal highlight for the second week in a row in the women’s javelin throw, with a throw of 121 feet and 0.6 inches. Redshirt senior Jordan Chipangama placed first in the men’s 1-mile run with a time of 4:20.06, while freshman Alejandro Montano claimed a victory of his own in the men’s 3200-meter run at a time of 9:43.16. Off the track, junior Frederick Scarber took first in the men’s high jump at a height of 6 feet, 6.75 inches. Redshirt senior Patrick Colonnelli and redshirt freshman Gus Margiotta took first and second in the men’s discus throw with distances of 155 feet, 2 inches and 149 feet, 9 inches, respectively. Redshirt senior Pascal Tang finished first in the men’s hammer throw with a length of 195 feet, 10 inches.

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NAU baseball looks past defeats, into future BY CHUCK CONSTANTINO


miles, jokes and effort may not be what the average spectator would take away from this weekend’s NAU club baseball games against the ASU Sun Devils. The Sun Devils defeated the Lumberjacks 18–13 on Sunday at Flagstaff High School. ASU won the second game of Saturday’s double-header 20–1 at Coconino High School. The Lumberjacks cruised to a 15–5 victory in the first game. Even when the Sun Devils were ahead by sizable margins, one constant remained: The Lumberjacks were upbeat and diligent. Junior ace and designated hitter Zack Odom pitched a complete game in Saturday’s first game. Odom only needed 90 pitches to earn the victory. The Mesa native fanned five batters, and surrendered three earned runs over five innings. Odom went 2–3 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and drove in three runs batted in. Odom, the team’s pitching coach, noted his team’s effort over the weekend.

“I just expect our team to play hard,” Odom said. “I don’t want to ever see our team ever give up because that’s going to bring us down.” Manager and shortstop for the Lumberjacks, sophomore Austin Daugherty has the difficult job of tight-roping the fine line between friend, player and leader. Daugherty, who tweaked his back in game one, acknowledged the troubles he faced earlier in the season. “I wouldn’t say I’d want to be just a player, but I wish that we can have a full-time coach that guys can look to for advice and also criticism because I can’t be the one to give the criticism,” Daugherty said. “I’m still playing and I make mistakes too. I’m not perfect and I don’t play perfect.” Despite some rough patches earlier in the season, Daugherty’s teammates know he is the right man for the job, and believe in his abilities. “That kid is a hard worker,” Odom said. “Austin has done so much for our club, and he’s brought me on as kind of VP, so I’ll help him out when I can. It’s tough for Austin to be player and coach. That’s a lot of

stress, plus having school.” Help may be on the way for NAU, as Daugherty mentioned they have added a new coach to the team. Beau Milner, a former member of the Red Sox minor league system, has instructed the team recently and helped with their approach at the plate. Freshman second baseman Sean Bozigian batted 4–5 with a run scored and RBI in Saturday’s double-header. Bozigian, who has been involved in baseball since he was three, talked about the experience of being a young player on a new team. “Being one of the younger guys, you don’t have much of a leadership role, so it’s just fun being out there and getting to know everybody, especially this year,” Bozigian said. “It’s just awesome seeing the camaraderie we all have. None of us have huge heads, and we know we’re not playing to go to the Majors or anything like that. Most of us are out there to just have fun, to get to know each other and just to have a good time with it. I think that really helps because there isn’t a lot of competition within ourselves,

we’re all just trying to have fun.” With 17 underclassmen on the roster, and at least 11 of the players receiving ample playing time, the future for NAU club baseball is bright. Daugherty believes if the squad can continue to show progression, the program will only get bigger. “I think being as young as team as we are, and putting up some of those wins in the win column, and still having six games left, I definitely think we can show the [National Club Baseball Association] and Flagstaff how to play baseball,” Daugherty said. “We are a young team and we have that talent we can build off of. I think the more we play well, the more kids coming into NAU might say, ‘Hey, I wanna join the club baseball team,’ and that may be the deciding factor for some of these kids. The better we play, the better we field, the more interest we grow here at NAU is going to be better for the whole campus.” The baseball club will travel to Tucson on April 14 for a three-game series against the 18–7 Wildcats of the UA baseball club.

Sophomore first baseman Tyler Brumit connects on a pitch. (Photo by Sarah Hamilton)

In all three photos, junior pitcher Zach Odom is in the stages of deliverng a pitch against the ASU batters on March 31, at Coconino High School. (Photo by Sarah Hamilton)

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Women’s volleyball sweeps spring matches



he changing of the seasons also saw changes to team dynamics as the NAU women’s volleyball team went 4–0 in a series of spring matches in the Rolle Activity Center on March 31. Junior Kelli Dallmann made her appearance on the outside, as freshman Kalee Kirby debuted in Dallmann’s former position as the new starting setter. “We were struggling to create offense on the left side,” Choate said. “She adds not only offense, but she adds passing [and] she adds defense. The two outside positions, the two left side positions are the single most important spots on the team, so we are trying to put one of our best athletes there and see if she can do it for us.” The Lumberjacks hosted and swept Yavapai College, Fort Lewis, Grand Canyon and ASU. In the best of three matches, the Lumberjacks only allowed

their opponents two sets each, defeating Yavapai, (25–10, 25–12), Fort Lewis (25–11, 25–14), Grand Canyon (25–16, 25–18) and ASU (25–16, 25–23). Dallmann has played as the team’s setter for the past three seasons but served as an outside hitter in the spring games, allowing freshman Kalee Kirby to step up and set. “[Changing positions] is not the easiest thing,” Dallmann said. “We’re practicing, getting better; so it’s good.” Dallman proved she can serve as a dominant offensive force rather than simply assisting her hitters as she has done previously. Kirby took initiative and showed her ambition to deserve her spot on the court, setting with controlled location as well as contributing offensively with a .733 hitting average on 15 attempts. “[There were] a lot of good passes by everybody,” Kirby said. “[There were] opportunities to dump the ball when I

needed to, and hitters put the ball away for me.” Offensively, the team dominated as the Lumberjacks marked an impressive .351 hitting average, a statistic aided greatly by senior outside hitters Lauren Campbell and Lexi Sullivan, both who hit above their hitting average. Sophomore middle blocker Sydney Kemper also contributed to this average, having an impressive .410 hitting percentage. “We communicated and just played awesome as a team,” Dallmann said. “We just didn’t let up, and that’s how we finished strong every time.” The Lumberjacks are scheduled to play one more spring match against the Sun Devils at ASU on April 14. “The hard part is to show up 29 times,” said head coach Craig Choate. “We’re going to play 29 matches next year, minimum. It’s hard to show up 29 times and be excited to play. It’s one of Junior Kelli Dallman, former setter, attempts a block during a the secrets of the great teams.” match this past season. Dallman moved to the outside hitter position for the upcoming season. (Photo by Sarah Hamilton)

Men’s tennis drops trio of matches in New Mexico


Sophomore Dominc Bermudez leads the Jacks in singles wins with a Big Sky record of 5–1 for the season. (Photo by Hailey Golich)


hree days in New Mexico resulted in three losses for the NAU men’s tennis team as they dropped matches to the University of Texas Arlington (UTA) Mavericks, the New Mexico State (NMS) Aggies and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Lobos. “I definitely saw a team that cared a little bit more,” said director of tennis Kim Bruno. “I saw our energy level rise a little bit. Not to the point where it gave us some Ws, but there was a definitely improvement.” In the final match of the weekend, UTA (6-10, 0-2 Southland Conference) downed NAU (4–13, 1–5 Big Sky Conference) 6–1, sweeping through all three doubles matches and the first five singles matches at the NMS campus in in Las Cruces, N.M. With the doubles point decided, sophomore Dominic Bermudez and junior Patrick Schimmelbauer pushed their match to a super tiebreaker. The duo could not avoid the sweep, losing the tiebreaker 10–8 and the match 9–8. The lone point for the Lumberjacks came at the No. 6 position off the racquet of freshman Steven Say, who recorded his first

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career win. “That was great to see; we haven’t got a lot of wins at the No. 6 position and it was great for him to come in there and step up,” Bruno said. “It was well fought and he earned that victory, it was very exciting to see.” Say, in his second singles match of the season, swept Mavericks freshman Stefan Williams 7–6, 6–4 for the win. “(Coach Bruno) told me that I had matches, but I didn’t know which matches they would be,” Say said of his weekend schedule. On Saturday, the Lumberjacks traveled to Las Cruces and fell 5-2 to the Aggies (5–14, 1–3 WAC), who broke a 10-match losing streak with the win. NAU dropped the doubles point after NMS won the first two matches, but Bermudez and Schimmelbauer held off a sweep with an 8–6 victory at the No. 2 position. Senior Robin Pezzutto won the day’s first singles match 6–1, 6–2 and tied the match score 1–1. Bermudez continued his strong singles play with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–0 win in the No. 3 spot. The win made six straight for the sophomore, a streak that was snapped Sunday, and seven wins in his last eight. “I guess you could call it a stride,”

Bermudez said. “I think I’m just playing well and even though the streak ended, I think I can still play well the rest of the season and get some more wins.” With the match score tied 2–2, the Aggies swept the remaining three singles matches to take the team win, despite juniors Schimmelbauer, Robert Martin and Shaun Waters winning the first set in those three matches for the Lumberjacks. “New Mexico State, we should have beaten them,” Bermudez said. “We were right in there. It was two-all at one point. All of us won the first set; we should have pulled that one out.” The Lumberjacks opened the road trip Friday with a 6–1 loss to the No. 50 nationally ranked Lobos (14–5, 1–0 Mountain West Conference) in Albuquerque, N.M. After the Lobos swept through the doubles matches to take the first point of the match, they continued their dominance into singles play. UNM took the first five singles matches in straight sets. Bermudez held off a sweep in singles play with a come from behind victory against the Lobos’ freshman Samir Iftikhar 3–6, 7–5, 13–11. The win gives Bermudez a teamleading nine singles wins.

SportsReport with Rich Scangarello Interview by Brett Murdock


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ecently hired NAU offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello is a traveled man. He has coached at all levels of football and has now brought that experience to the Lumberjacks. He took some time off from getting adjusted to a new program and Flagstaff life to sit down with The Lumberjack to discuss his arrival at NAU, his career and why he enjoyed a certain day in February. The Lumberjack: So, first off, why did you choose to come to NAU? Rich Scangarello: There was a couple of reasons. I coached at UC-Davis, which just moved to the Big Sky. I knew Brian Lindgren before and had a close relationship with him. I knew they were right on the cusp of having a lot of success and the opportunity arose and I was fortunate that Coach Souers hired me. LJ: Did you have any prior knowledge of the program? RS: I had known Cary Grossart as a player and recruited him at UC-Davis. I knew Coach [Andy] Thompson and knew it would be a good fit to be a part of something that’s about to turn the corner. LJ: What was it like moving around the country because of your job? RS: Well, I think the profession leads to moving around, unfortunately. We all have ambitions and that means you have to be willing to move to the best opportunity. When I find a place I like, even when opportunity knocks, I like sticking around. LJ: Any memorable experiences from your travels around the country? RS: I’ve had a tremendous amount of great relationships and monumental wins. I was on the UC-Davis staff when we beat Stanford, and that was a huge upset. When I was with the Raiders, we needed to save our jobs and went into Pittsburgh and [beat the Steelers]. LJ: How have the coaches received you? RS: Knowing Brian [Lindgren] and some of the guys here has been helpful. I’ve gotten to know Coach Thompson and Coach Reid and some of the others on the staff I’ve coached against at times. I really have en-

joyed the camaraderie. Its a great environment to work in. LJ: Is there a way to try to hype up your players? RS: I expect us to have a lot of energy when we step on the field. I think if everyone is moving together they’ll feed off of that. LJ: Favorite football movie? RS: Its a really old one that no one will ever know, but its called North Dallas 40. It’s a classic, old-school look at the NFL and has a lot of good scenes. LJ: Favorite professional team? Now, we know you worked for the Raiders, so . . . RS: Never really was a big Raider fan, quite honestly. I grew up in Northern California disliking them, [and] just happened to work for them. The reality is, I’m a New York Giant fan. I grew up that way and I have been from Lawrence Taylor all the way to Eli Manning. LJ: I bet you were pretty happy this year, right? RS: Very happy. It was a great year and a great win. It’s always good when you beat the Patriots. LJ: Getting back to the upcoming season, any big plans for the offense this year? RS: I would say that I’m looking to use our personnel with their strengths. Fortunate to have great tight ends, fullbacks and backs and that allows you to be very imaginative. I would say that Chris Petersen [Boise State head coach] is a ‘mentor’ of mine and in the vintage Boise mode, I love trick plays and have had a lot of success calling them and will call them anytime, anywhere.

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n today’s society, the media is constantly sending messages to women telling them to be more beautiful, sexier and thinner. With the constant stream of advertisements full of models with 20-inch waists, it can be easy for a woman to lose sight of her confidence. However, local photographer Melissa Dunstan is using her talent to remind real women that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. “[It all started] when a friend of mine approached me one day; she was about to turn 40,” Dunstan said. “She wanted to do something to celebrate that transition in her life. She was sick and tired of the media coming out and pushing women in that age bracket down and making them feel like they should become matronly and not beautiful anymore. So, she did some research and found this genre of photography that I didn’t even know existed.” Dunstan’s friend was talking about a cutting-edge line of photography known as boudoir. Boudoir photography is a genre of work that captures the sexuality and beauty of a woman, while remaining sophisticated and classy. The subject is usually dressed in lingerie and the sensuality is implied (rather than a direct pornographic approach) by feminine poses. “I have always admired boudoir and boudoir photographers that do this for the purpose of celebrating being a woman in every shape, color, age, etc.,” said Kristen Carnes, Dunstan’s business partner. “Our lives are so busy and a boudoir session allows a woman to pamper and focus on herself for a few hours.” Boudoir photography is intended for every woman. Dunstan’s clients have included women in their late 30s, early 40s, even some in their 50s. They have used their photo shoots to celebrate birthdays, anniversarys, milestones and even the start of a new chapter in their life after a divorce. “The clients I’m getting are such extraordinary women and they are approaching us for sessions based on so many different reasons,” Dunstan said. “Some are cancer survivors, some are celebrating their kids leaving the nest, some are getting married and want to give their husband a beautiful present on their wedding day.” A boudoir shoot typically lasts four hours. In the first two hours, the woman is pampered with professional hair and make-up. Dunstan see BOUDOIR page 28

Swingin’ in northern Arizona



t is early evening in Flagstaff, and the shadows are slowly starting to descend onto the streets. Lights shine dimly from storefront windows, casting a warm calm upon the coming darkness. From within one of the San Francisco Street establishments, the faint sound of swing music can be heard frolicking back and forth in a joyous flurry of rhythm. Closer inspection reveals the inside of the Flagstaff Yoga Center, its hardwood interior full of twirling men and women engaging in a flurry of stepping and twisting in the grand tradition of classic swing dance. The dancers swinging together in fluid unison under the bright lights is a scene reminiscent of 1920s swing halls, and is a product of the NAU Swing Club, an organization dedicated to the teaching and celebrating of all the swing dance styles and forms. The NAU Swing Club holds two weekly meetings in local establishments around Flagstaff. Currently consisting of roughly 40 members, the club meets at The Mad Italian on Tuesdays from 7-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. at Galaxy Diner. Each session consists of a one-hour lesson followed by free swing until the end of the night. Gabe Spitzer, a junior astronomy physics major and Co-Fundraising Chair of the NAU Swing Club, said each meeting is catered toward teaching a bevy of traditional swing styles. “We give a free lesson every time we meet; it’s always an hour lesson,” Spitzer said. “We teach a whole bunch of different types of dances. We teach West Coast, East Coast, lindy hop, balboa and shag.” William McDonald, a junior theater major and choreographer of the club’s demo team, said he was initially hesitant about joining the club, but the warm and welcoming atmosphere provided by the members helped put him at ease. “Just saying, ‘Screw it, let’s go dance.’ was a big step and everyone here was so friendly,” McDonald said. “They’re like, ‘You don’t know how to dance? Well, come here. I’ll show you.’ It was such a friendly environment.” Lana Dittbenner, a senior exercise science major, said she felt comfortable from the very moment she attended her first lesson. “I walked in and everyone was like, ‘You’re a natural,’ and everyone is so friendly,” Dittbenner said. “We always encourage people to dance with the new people so that they come back and dance again. Just show up; we always have a lesson, and we’re really friendly people; promise we don’t bite.” Dittbenner said her time at the Swing Club has allowed her to build lasting relationships and get some great exercise in the process. “It’s a great way to make friends,” Dittbenner said. “I

lived up here for a whole year before I came to dance with the Swing Club and I have so many friends now because I came here and before that I sat and watched Disney Channel at home. This is a great place to meet friends, make lifelong friends [and] have some exercise, because it definitely is a very cardiovascular workout. You get the heart pumping; you get endorphins going; it’s great.” Contrary to popular belief, swing dance can be performed to a wide variety of modern and contemporary tunes. Erin Tucker, a senior choral education major and current president of the NAU Swing Club, enjoys dancing to music from some of today’s most popular artists. “West Coast swing is a dance that can be done to any type of music,” Tucker said. “Some of my favorites are ‘Gold Digger’ by Kanye West and anything by Ke$ha ends up really, really well.” Tucker said the organization is built around celebrating the art of swing dance and the physical and emotional benefits it elicits from participants. “Our mission is to bring dance and have people believe that dance can do wonderful things for you,” Tucker said. “It’s great exercise. You come out of a dance sweating, pouring sweat. It’s a great way to meet new people and it’s fun.”

Swing Club members William McDonald and Kelli Trestallo strike a pose. (Photo by Rose Clements)

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Michael Parker: guitarist for Pickwick

Pickwick is a post-soul group from Seattle making waves across the nation. Their unique, feel-good funkiness has caught the attention of NPR and KEXP



f video killed the radio star, then the Internet brought them both back to life and gave them a shiny new pair of shoes. Case in point — upcoming indie-soul force Pickwick. The crew has started quite a ripple in the digital sea without having released a full-length album yet. It must be a combination of their feel-good music, painful good looks and a little bit of help from their friends —KEXP in Seattle. In an age where the majority of music is either stolen or simply awful, it’s comforting to know that no matter how estranged they may become, music and radio still belong in a heart-shaped box together. Michael Parker, guitarist for the Seattle group on the verge of global domination answered The Lumberjack's questions without too much of a fight The Lumberjack (LJ): I first heard you guys from NPR and I know you haven't even released an album yet. Still, though, you are getting noticed and played a lot on college radio. What’s the story of Pickwick? Where did you guys com from?

Michael Parker (MP): We all just met randomly over the course of a few years in Seattle. My brother Garret (he plays bass) and I grew up here and started playing together 2 or 3 years ago. Last year, we decided to started putting out vinyl 45s instead of doing a full-length record because we thought that if we’re just going to do this then we should do something that’s fun and true to who we are. We’re all really big vinyl collectors and we found a guy who would press 45s so we just wanted to release our music that way. LJ: Do you feel that has affected your success at all, because it does make it harder for digital audiences to find your music? MP: No, quite the contrary. It actually turned out to be a great way for us to build momentum around Seattle because people really started to take notice that we were doing something different. Now we’re in a position where we’ll be releasing our first full-length [record] and that record will be a more traditional release with a label, hopefully. I don’t think we would’ve gotten

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to that point if we weren’t creative with the way we put our own music out. LJ: Vinyl definitely suits your sound, which is hard to describe. How do you guys describe your sound? MP: We get that question a lot and the one thing that a lot of people have grabbed on to is the soul thing. But I don’t think that is really how we define our sound at all. Basically, the music that we’re making is just what happens when all six of us just get in a room, in all honesty. There are certain things we do that are unique just in how we approach music. But when Gallen sings, that’s how his voice sounds, when I play guitar that’s how I play guitar sounds and when Garrett plays bass that’s how he plays bass. LJ: Well, it definitely sounds more methodical than that, but I think that effortlessness is what contributes to your popularity. What has your guys’ recipe for success been? MP: KEXP had us come in and play a few songs and they’re linked to all the public radio stations through the country so that really helped us with that. Seattle is just the

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best place in the world to play music, especially if you’re a young band trying to get your foot in the door. There are dozens of clubs putting on shows every night of the week and a ton of people from a previous generation of musicians. Damien Jurado, for example, comes to our shows and he’s taken us under his wing and taught us a lot about playing music. And KEXP is just the best radio station in America at really supporting of local bands. LJ: So what does Pickwick have in mind for the near future? MP: The last year has been surreal for us because we’re just a bunch of guys from Seattle who like to play music in our garage. Even if we didn’t get paid for it we would keep doing it because it’s what we love to do. We’ve gone from playing to 10 people a night to playing for a thousand people a night and we’re really grateful for that. We want to continue to work hard and write the best songs that we can and help our friends out who are in bands that we love and respect and just build a musical community in that way.

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Boudoir photography allows normal women to express their sensuality. (Photos courtesy of Melissa Dunstan Photography)

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and Carnes focus on making the atmosphere as relaxed as possible and treat their client to champagne and snacks. They close down their studio in downtown Flagstaff and set up three to four different scenes for the shoot, such as a bed with a fluffy comforter or a couch with a fuzzy blanket. “We create a very comfortable environment for our clients to relax and be themselves,” Carnes said. “I love seeing them arrive in their regular clothes, no make-up on and their hair not done. They sit down with our hair and make-up team and transform into this sexy, confident woman celebrating this time in her life. They look in the mirror before we set them up for their first shot and they always say, ‘Wow, I look amazing!’” Weeks later, when Dunstan and Carnes show their clients their finished photographs, the reaction is equally enthusiastic. “The first question is always ‘Is that really me?’” Dunstan said. “And the second one is, ‘How much Photoshop did you do?’” The answer is always, “Minimal.” During the editing process, Dunstan and Carnes

say they do some fine-tuning, such as fixing a small blemish, but they don’t do a lot of Photoshop retouching. Between thought-out camera angles, lighting and experience, the two pose the woman in flattering positions that accentuate her best features or hide the parts of her body she is most self-conscious with. Kate, a client of Dunstan’s, who asked to remain anonymous, said despite the expected jitters she felt before her boudoir session, she left Dunstan’s studio feeling confident and excited about her photo shoot. “I believe most humans are their own worst critics, but I try to find myself fabulous no matter what,” Kate said. “We all have things we don’t particularly like about our physical self and in the opposite we all have things we really do. I have never met a perfect person, but we all are beautiful. Melissa knows how to ‘show off ’ and enhance our best assets! She is great at capturing personality too. She intermittently showed me some of the digital photos she took and they looked amazing; that relieved any misgivings.” Even though she has received only posi-

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tive feedback for her new line of work, Dunstan was at first a little worried about what the community would think of her new photography service. “Being that I grew up in the Bible Belt, I was first a little skeptical about how I could market it without it seeming trashy,” Dunstan said. “I didn’t want it to seem pornographic. I’ve seen work like that, and there is such a fine line between pornographic work and making a woman feel sexy and beautiful. So I was at first a little skeptical, but after doing my first boudoir shoot . . . I walked away feeling very empowered as a woman.” Since her first Boudoir shoot, Dunstan’s confidence has grown in her new line of work. She thrives with the reactions she gets from her clients and is always reminded why boudoir photography is so special, not only for the woman getting the photo shoot, but also for the spouse that the photos are sometimes for. “I’ve only seen the reaction [of a spouse] one time,” Dunstan said. “Normally we usually send out a private link online with the finished product. Now, this one time in particular was for a 10th anniversary present

for this gentleman. The wife asked me if we could show him in person, like have a little mini private viewing session in the studio. I rented a projector. He came in thinking we were doing a consult for a family session. He came in very reluctantly but we met him at the door with a beer and we told him to have a seat. He seemed pretty excited about the beer. We both left the room and we started the show. At the end he was crying.” Dunstan explains that reactions like this are why boudoir photography is so important. “It was just a great example because he was so excited that somebody else saw his wife so beautiful.” Boudoir photography is one of the more personal forms of art a photographer could ever create. Part of Dunstan’s success comes from her deep passion to photograph the beauty she sees in every person. “Every woman is beautiful,” Dunstan said, with tears forming in her eyes. “I think that society concentrates so much on our flaws that we forget to see the beauty. That’s ultimately what we hope to come out on these sessions. We just want all the women involved to know how beautiful they are.”


Wrath of the Titans

Artist: M. Ward Album: A Wasteland Companion Genre: Indie Folk

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Staring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Rosamund Park Running time: 99 minutes. Rated PG-13.



wo years ago, Warner Bros. gave us a remake of Clash of the Titans. It didn’t accumulate much critical acclaim, and it all but threw Greek mythology out the window, but I thought it had fun action sequences and was set at a decent pace with likeable characters. While its sequel, Wrath of the Titans, provided just as much entertainment, I found it very difficult to sit through. After defeating the Kraken and saving humanity, Wrath of the Titans once again follows the demigod Perseus (Sam Worthington), who is trying to live a fisherman’s life with his 10-year-old son (John Bell). Fate has a different plan, however, as the barriers of Tartarus (the Greek underworld) are slowly breaking away and releasing hundreds of demons on the world. To make matters worse, the gods Ares (Edgar Ramirez) and Hades (Ralph Fiennes) have captured Zeus (Liam Neeson) and plot to release Kronos, the ancient Titan who once held the universe in his cruel grip. Perseus must now take up his sword with humanity’s last defenders, free his father Zeus and defeat the evil Kronos. The plot, I must say, is a worthy




irror, mirror on the wall. Who's the fairest of them all? It's Snow White of course, but the queen doesn't know that. Mirror, Mirror is based on Snow White by the Brothers Grimm, except this movie takes a different approach to the original tale. Julia Roberts stars as Queen Clemmentiana, who is scheming to remain in control of her kingdom. She sees Snow White (Lily Collins) as a threat to her reign and as

successor to Clash of the Titans and feels grand enough to be told under the banner of Greek mythology (even if it takes its share of liberties). Characters also seem to have transitioned well into Wrath of the Titans, a primary example being Perseus, who actually seems to have grown from his previous adventure and isn’t nearly as annoyingly stubborn as before. The film’s pacing, however, almost killed this movie for me. Sequel or not, I like to be gradually introduced to the setting so I can learn about its characters and the workings of its world. There was probably a total of five minutes of screen time shared between Perseus and his son, and the whole “end of the world” business is dropped on the audience with only a short explanation. I know some people don’t like to sit in the theater for too long, but I think this film could’ve excelled had it given itself more than two hours to tell its story. I may have had mixed feelings about every movie he’s been in, but I’ll still say Sam Worthington was an excellent addition to the acting world. In the first film, he gives Perseus a lot of personality and, despite his stubbornness, I happily rooted for him. Liam Neeson totally fits the role as the

“father of gods and men,” and Ralph Fiennes makes the Lord of the Underwold much more likeable (as it should be) than in his previous performance. Edgar Ramirez, on the other hand, did not look or sound like Ares; I didn’t expect to hear so much whining and daddy issues from the God of War. The editing in Wrath of the Titans was absolutely atrocious. In the beginning of the film, for example, the shots of Perseus interacting with his son transition into each other so abruptly that I barely had any time to absorb anything from the scenes. It was sometimes hard to make out where certain characters were, especially during the fight scenes. This is unfortunate, as the action sequences were just as fun to watch as they were in Clash of the Titans. I would be lying if I said the film didn’t look great, though. Tartarus was particularly impressive, and the designers went into an abundance of detail for such creatures as the Chimera and Kronos (but don’t get me started on the Minotaur . . . seriously, don’t). While I loved looking at Wrath of the Titans and watching the events play out, the terrible pacing combined with the frustratingly bad editing made it very difficult to enjoy.

Mirror Mirror a threat to her potential husband Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer). Snow White manages to prevail against the queen despite all the obstacles against her. Mirror, Mirror was a good movie. I enjoyed the sarcastic and fun nature of the film. I am a big fan of Julia, so it was great to see her play an evil character, as opposed to her normally good natured roles. Roberts' portrayal of the queen made me view the character as more insecure than evil. The supporting cast

did a good job as well. The seven "giant" dwarfs stole the show for me with their stilts and unrequited love for Snow White. I couldn't stop laughing when they were trying to get the Prince from up under the Queen's spell. Sure, Mirror, Mirror is similar to the classic fairy tale that everyone read when they were little, but it is distinctive in its own way because it is a comedy. The witty humor made me laugh and I think it is worth seeing.



he seemingly omnipresent, yet elusive M. Ward has done it again. Although it has been three years since his last solo release, Ward has not rejected his old ways. His seventh studio album, A Wasteland Companion, mixes the eclectic styling of rock with the poetic lyricism of folk music to create a retro, yet relevant sound. It will be released April 10 and Ward will begin a national tour the following day. The approach to this album is similar to Ward’s previous six in that it is loyal to his habit of mixing genres and trends to create a sound all his own. The main difference is it is significantly more upbeat than some of Ward’s previous albums. The staccato drumming reflects rockabilly styles, the intricate guitars channel folk musicians and the at times haunting piano melodies create a sound unique only to the masculine half of She & Him. For those who are fans of the duo, listen closely for special cameo by the indie sweetheart herself, Zooey Deschanel. The most interesting aspect of A Wasteland Companion is Ward’s diversity in song tempo and mood. “Clean Slate” starts the album on a calm and sanguine note that continues to the romantic and upbeat “Sweetheart” and the Buddy Holly-inspired “I Get Ideas.” These songs bring to mind teenagers sharing milkshakes and listening to a jukebox in the local diner. The mood then descends into a more introverted and philosophical atmosphere. It begins with the title track wherein Ward cuts out most instruments and leaves only the sound of his voice and intricate guitar playing. This is demonstrated in “Watch the Show,” a catchy eerie tale of a television newscaster. The groove transitions into a folksy, more somber feel as the lyrics become more honest and focused toward an escaped love. The blissful finale to the album,“Pure Joy,” is an acoustic acknowledgement of how a loved one can bring one out of depression, or out of wasteland. A Wasteland Companion is a well-structured album complete with rock riffs, folksy tales and a sense of longing for a companion. For fans of any of Ward’s previous projects, the album is an obvious choice. However, it is also an excellent accompaniment to a night of homework or a long drive; even for those not savvy to the ways of the mysterious M. Ward. Its variety provides the listener with constant changes in sounds and allows for a peaceful escape from the monotony of today’s top hits.

Best Tracks: “Primitive Girl” and “Pure Joy”

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