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Opinion: Accountability and public institutions, p 11 A&E: Nickel and Dimed, p 23 Sports: Women’s hoops, p 19

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he proposed plan to ban the sale of plastic water bottles in Grand Canyon National Park was nixed on Nov. 9. And while the National Parks Service (NPS) claims otherwise, for-

see BOTTLES page 7

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TOP: The Dutton family speaks on how important donating blood is, and how blood transfusions saved mother of two, Casey Dutton, while she gave birth to Ella Dutton. BOTTOM: Members of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra perform holiday music in support of United Blood Services. (Photos by Daniel Daw)

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Blood drive teams up with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra to encourage giving BY Maria Dicosola

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mer Grand Canyon Superintendent Steve Martin said it is because the Coca-Cola Company persuaded the government body to step back from the proposal. National Park Service spokesman

BY Bree purdy

Grand Canyon scraps plans T to ban bottles from park

Life: Barbershop, p 15

ith an average of 238 blood transfusions happening at the Flagstaff Medical Center every week, the hospital is in con-

stant need of blood donations. In an effort to encourage people to continue donating blood through the holiday season, the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is offering free concert see DRIVE page 4

Visitors tour the newly opened OB/GYN wing at the North Country Health Center. (Photo by Andrew Conte)

Health center opens OB/GYN wing BY Andrew conte

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he North Country Health Center, located at 2920 N. Fourth Street in Flagstaff, had its grand opening for its new OB/GYN wing on Wed., November 9, 2011. The new wing gives its patients better medical care than this center was able to do in the past. This new section of

the clinic consists of 11 exam rooms, a special needs room and a full nurse’s station with several doctors on hand at any given time. There is also a play area for kids. Many well-known people from the state were on hand for the grand opening, including former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and current State Representative Tom Chabin.

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PoliceBeat Nov. 7 At 8:14 a.m., the staff at the Hotel and Restaurant Management building reported a broken window in the fireplace room. The damage occurred between Nov. 4 at 5:15 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. Officers were dispatched, and the investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 10:38 a.m., the staff from Cline Library reported a male subject was sleeping in the first floor bathroom. An officer was dispatched and the subject was arrested and booked into the Coconino County Sheriff ’s Office (CCSO) jail for trespassing. At 10:51 p.m., the staff from Sechrist Hall reported a resident had been dragged into wooded area near Citizen’s Cemetery, and was assaulted by an unknown assailant. The assault occurred between 9:48 p.m. and 10:43 p.m. Officers were dispatched, and the case is still open and pending further investigation.

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Nov. 8 At 8:57 a.m., a vehicle was reported doing ‘doughnut’ maneuvers in lot 62. An officer was dispatched, but the vehicle was gone upon NAUPD arrival. At 12:32 p.m., a staff member reported a tire on their vehicle had been punctured while parked in lot 47. An officer was dispatched, and information was taken. At 12:37 p.m., the Office of Parking and Shuttle Services reported taking a student into custody for displaying a stolen permit in their vehicle. An officer was dispatched, and the student was deferred for theft of services. At 2:05 p.m., a student reported the Yellow Bike he had rented had been stolen from Taylor Hall. The theft took place sometime within the past week. An officer was dispatched, and the case is closed with all leads exhausted. see POLICE page 3

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Events Calendar Thurs day, Nov. 17

[ 3:05 p.m./ Skydome]

Native American Cultural Event [9 a.m./NAU Bookstore]

It’s Elemental Reception [6 p.m./Coconino Center for the Arts] NAU Volleyball vs. Northern Colorado [7 p.m./ Rolle Activity Center]

Nickel and Dimed Panel Discussion [4 p.m./ Orpheum Theater] Performance by Fight the Quiet [7:30 p.m. / Orpheum Theater]

Muskellenge Bluegrass [2 p.m./ Lumberyard Brewing Co.] Performance by Exhumed [7:30 p.m. /Orpheum] Latino Night [9 p.m./Museum Club]

Monday, Nov. 21

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Open Mic Night [7:30 p.m. Sundara] Karaoke Night [12 a.m. / Monte Vista Lounge]

Swimming and Diving vs. Washington State [4 p.m./ Wall Aquatic Center]

Nickel and Dimed

NAU Wind Symphony Concert [7:30 p.m. / Ardrey Memorial Auditorium]

r) (Friday@ 8 p.m. – studio theate ay NAU Theater’s latest pl tary provides social commen relevant to the current economical climate.

Friday, Nov. 18 73 Hour Film Festival [7 p.m. /Cline Library]

Christmas in the Mountains [ 3 p.m./ Ardrey Memorial Auditorium]

Performance by Irina Kulikovola

(Saturday@ 8 p.m.–Coconino for the arts)

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rist Irina World-famous classic guita live. Kulikovola will be playing

NAU Percussion Ensemble Performance [7:30 p.m. /Ardrey Memorial Auditorium] Nickel and Dimed [8 p.m./ Studio Theater] Performance by Mergence [9 p.m./Green Room]

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Benjamin Britten’s Comedy Opera [7:30 p.m./Prochnow Auditorium] Performance by Irina Kulikovola [8 p.m./ Coconino Center for the Arts]

Satur day, Nov. 19

Sunday, Nov. 20

NAU Football vs. Southern utah

Farmers’ Market [8 a.m./ City Hall]

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

Two Step Tuesdays [8 p.m./Green Room]

Wedne sday, Nov. 23 NAU International Film Series [7 p.m./Cline Library Assembly Hall] Ladies ‘80s [ 8 p.m./ Green Room]


InTheNews from POLICE page 2

At 3:28 p.m., a resident of Reilly Hall reported all of the parts of his bicycle had been stolen off the frame. The theft occurred sometime between Nov. 4 and Nov. 8. An officer was dispatched, and the case is closed with all leads exhausted. At 3:46 p.m., the staff at the du Bois Center reported several miscellaneous items had been stolen. The theft occurred at an unknown date and time. An officer was dispatched, and the case is closed with all leads exhausted. At 8:32 p.m., the staff at Cline Library reported a patron had complained about a subject who was cussing at his computer screen. Officers were dispatched, but the subject had left prior to NAUPD arrival and the area was checked with negative contact.

Nov. 9 At 2:38 p.m., an officer reported graffiti on the first floor of the High Country Conference Center. The graffiti was done in an unknown time frame. The case is closed, with all leads exhausted. At 8:02 p.m., a resident of Reilly Hall reported a group of

subjects on the south side of Reilly Hall possibly smoking marijuana. Officers were dispatched, but the students were gone upon arrival. At 11:56 p.m., two residents of Gillenwater Hall reported a group of subjects were playing loud music near the University Union. Officers were dispatched, and the group was advised to turn down the music and they complied. No further action was taken.

Nov. 10 At 4:35 a.m., the custodial staff at the Geology annex reported a male subject who was asleep in the men’s restroom. An officer was dispatched. The subject left prior to NAUPD arrival. The surrounding area was searched with negative contact. At 7:09 a.m., a subject reported their vehicle had been broken into while parked in lot 32B. The break-in occurred between Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 6:50 a.m. Officers were dispatched, and the case is closed with all leads exhausted. At 1:21 p.m., an officer reported being informed that a railing had been pulled from a wall in the stairwell at Ardrey Auditorium.

The damage occurred between Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 7 a.m. The investigation is closed with all leads exhausted. At 5:30 p.m., a student reported his vehicle had been broken into and a few small items had been stolen. The theft occurred between Nov. 9 at 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. An officer was dispatched, and the case is closed with all leads exhausted. At 8:16 p.m., a student reported his vehicle had been broken into and everything had been shuffled around. The break-in occurred between Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. and Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. An officer was dispatched, and the case is closed with all leads exhausted. At 11:37 p.m., the office received a hang-up call from a resident in South Apartment Complex (SAC). A female was heard screaming at a male subject. Officers were dispatched. An intoxicated female, a relative to a resident, was arrested and booked into CCSO jail for assault, domestic violence. A denial of access was also served.

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Unaligned residents of Mt. View to get representation BY Mark Saunders

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he Residence Hall Association (RHA) gave another hall vote to Mountain View Hall to represent the United Greek Council (UGC), a council formed to represent fraternity and sorority students not represented by the current Inter-fraternity (IFC) or Panhellenic councils. Jason Perry, the representative for the IFC and newly-established UGC, said the council was formed to help bring a voice to students in Mountain View that the IFC and Panhellenic did not speak on behalf of. “We felt the best interest of all the students involved was that we create this third council [United Greek Council], which represents the smaller service-based fraternities and sororities that still live in Mountain View,” Perry said. Brenna Gomez, president of the RHA, said a change to the RHA constitution and bylaws were required, and are now in place to give the UGC a vote. “Mountain View is very unique based on their representation,” Gomez said. “The other two representatives — Panhellenic and IFC — were super supportive of the constitutional change. It was a good change.” The constitutional changes were documented in a resolution released by the RHA.

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tickets to United Blood Services (UBS) donors throughout November. “Because Thanksgiving is the longest extended holiday weekend of the year, it’s very difficult to get people to host blood drives because they’re on shortened work weeks as well,” said Sue Thew, public relations director for UBS. “So, the symphony partnered with us to make it easy and exciting for people to donate blood in November.” The 10-year-old campaign has proven successful. According to Thew, it has eliminated the issue of a lack of blood over the holidays. “Since we started our campaign with the symphonies across Arizona 10 years ago, we have not had to issue an emergency appeal for blood one time during that time frame,” Thew said. “So it truly has solved the problem.” She mentioned the symphony hopes the partnership will not only encourage people to donate blood, but also to increase their audience by exposing people to art. “It’s their hope that they’ll expose some new people to the symphony who will become subscribers in the end, but it’s a great way to expose

“United Greek Council is another organization holding residence in Mountain View Hall and . . . currently has no representation in the RHA general council,” the resolution said. The changes occurred in Article Five of the RHA constitution, and in Article Three of the bylaws. The UGC will be able receive funding from the RHA finance director, who will determine the discretionary amount the council will be allocated. Perry said the council was not formed based on disenfranchised students, but to give a voice to students who shared the ideals of the IFC and Panhellenic councils, but were not represented. “It was really a logistical thing if anything,” Perry said. “[Mountain View] wanted a group that didn’t necessarily fit in one council [and] had purpose in the community and empower them to form their own council.” No future agendas have been set, according to Perry. However, he said the aim will be to continue the communal work that the IFC and Panhellenic conduct on behalf of their incorporated fraternities and sororities. “Certainly, that extra representation from Mountain View Hall is important,” Perry said. “Trying to advocate for improvements within the hall itself — whether it’s aesthetically, whether it’s how [the hall] operates — having that extra council helps.” someone to a new form of arts, and perhaps create new art lovers,” Thew said.

A STORY OF SURVIVAL Featured at the event announcing the partnership was the Dutton family. Five years ago, Flagstaff native Casey Dutton was giving birth to her daughter, Ella, when she ran into complications with her pregnancy, which lead to serious bleeding. “They took her in for emergency surgery, where they performed an emergency hysterectomy,” said Thomas Dutton, Casey’s husband. “In the E.R., they ended up giving her seven blood transfusions and were probably minutes away from losing her. So, pretty traumatic experience for all of us.” Thomas said they hope their story will encourage others to donate blood. “Hopefully hearing stories like ours – I mean, we’re obviously not the only ones in Flagstaff that have gone through something this serious – hopefully . . . hearing stories like this will reach people and they will feel more driven to give blood,” Thomas said.


InTheNews

Order up: NAU business students bring food by text

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BY Delainey noe

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VETERANS DAY: This past Friday, NAU held a memorial service in honor of Veterans Day. The service was led by Lt. Col. Andrew Griffin, director of Veteran Affairs for NAU. This year’s service was especially significant — beyond the date 11/11/11 — given the fact that the majority of troops overseas will be returning home by the end of the year. “I don’t want to politicize the issue,” Griffin said. “I’m just glad to see our troops coming home.” (Photo by Derek Schroeder)

hat started out as a semester-long project for students from the W.A. Franke College of Business has turned into what could be a legitimate business plan. During their first run at the last NAU football game against Northern Colorado, fans at the game were able to text their concession orders from their seats. Zach Doth, a senior management major, said the plan provides students with a one-of-akind experience at NAU football games. He said he believes his service will help to increase sales at concession stands. “[The goal is] to basically create a VIP experience for the average fan," Doth said. "So, the idea behind it is that you can stay in your seat and you are able to text the concession stand what your order is, and your location, and it gets delivered out to you. There is no extra cost to the fan.” David Lorenz, a senior finance major, said the current project stemmed from wanting to help audience members avoid missing the excitement of the game while waiting in line for food. “People are paying their hard-earned money to watch a baseball or football or a hockey

game, and they have to get up out of their seat and wait ten to fifteen minutes just to get their food,” Lorenz said. “The worst part of a sporting event is when you are walking around the stadium not able to see the actual players, and people are cheering and something really big just happened, and you missed it because you were getting food.” Already, Doth and Lorenz are thinking about expanding. Their next experiment will be to integrate their services to the Gateway Marketplace, allowing students to get food delivered across campus with the tap of a few buttons on their phone. Doth said that anything can happen if this project takes off. “The great thing is that when we presented it to NAU and Sodexo, then they really liked the idea,” Doth said. “Not only just for the stadium, but also for late-night options like Gateway and stuff where a student could text in for a pizza and do it that way. So, really the sky is the limit to the service. If we can show there is an interest at the football game, then I think it would be pretty easy to still move forward with the business.” Doth and Lorenz said their service will be available at the last home game of the year for NAU, against Southern Utah.

Project, Coconino Humane Association to rent puppies for Phoenix charity Student assaulted on campus BY Maria Dicosola

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tudents can unleash their passion for puppies this Thursday and Friday for $5 at an on-campus charity event known as “Rent-A-Puppy.” “Basically, we’re going to bring a whole bunch of puppies, and for five bucks you get to hold, play, cuddle — maybe even try training — a puppy for a half-hour,” said Summer Williams, an operations assistant at the Coconino Humane Association (CHA). The event is being held at the Church of Latter-Day Saints Welcome Center, on Knoles Drive — just north of McConnell Drive — from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. While the puppies are being provided by the CHA, all proceeds will go to the Children First Academy in Tempe, Ariz. — a school for

homeless and underprivileged children in East Phoenix. The event was created by Emily Johnson, a junior theater and art education major. She said she is required to put on a charity event in her Educational Foundations 200 class, and thought ‘Rent-A-Puppy’ would be a unique, high-turnout promotion. “I didn’t want to do the traditional bake sale or whatever because that would be a lot of work on our part, and I don’t feel like they are usually that successful,” Johnson said. “So, I was looking up ideas and I came across [‘Rent-A-Puppy’]. I was really impressed and totally wanted to do that. I thought it’d be great for college students and to bring in money without a lot of effort on our part.” Johnson said judging from the confirmed attendees on the Facebook page, she expects at least 200

people to show up to the event. CHA is also betting on a large turnout. Although Williams does not expect many adoptions to come out of this event, due to many oncampus students being unable to keep pets, she said she hopes this event will raise student awareness about their animal shelter and the services they provide, as well as advertise their need for volunteers. “I also really would like just to let some of the college students learn more about our volunteer programs and different ways they can help the animals of northern Arizona,” Williams said. “There are a lot of different ways to volunteer — a lot of different things to be done. A lot of college kids live on campus, they can’t have a pet, they miss their pets from home, they’re animal lovers and I’d like to help find a way to channel that energy and love for dogs into something really beneficial

for everyone.” Williams said most of the puppies at the event will be less than four months old because they are not required to have a rabies shot at that age. After that, the Society will look into taking the dogs that have been there the longest or disabled dogs that are harder to find homes for. “Certainly, the animals will be up for adoption, I wasn’t really sure if we would get many adoptions because it is on campus,” Williams said. “I’m really interested to see how it will go,” Williams said. “I know that other non-profits have done the ‘Rent-A-Puppy’ event and that it’s gone really, really well, and so I’m hoping that it does go well.”

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n the night of Nov. 7, a student was dragged into the woods by an unknown suspect near the Citizen’s Cemetery while walking back to Gabaldon Hall on the pedestrian walkway, according to the NAU Police Department. The female victim escaped the suspect and found her way to Sechrist Hall and explained to a Residence Assistant (RA) what had happened. The RA then proceeded to call NAUPD. Joe Tritschler, NAUPD’s community relations officer, said the case holds many puzzling factors. “This is a really unusual case with varying circumstances,” Tritschler said. “Such as the victim had blacked out when she was abducted and cannot properly identify the suspect because of the fact that he was wearing all black and a ski mask.” The student’s medical exam proved clear see ASSAULT page 7

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InTheNews tions would cost more than $300,000. “Trying to put in water-filling stations at all the trailheads in parks is very expensive and may not actually be practical,” Barna said. “In other words, we may be able to do this ban in some parks, but in those in the arid areas, we may not actually physically be able to supply adequate filling stations where we need to have them.” In an interview with the Associated Press (AP), Martin said he not only had the approval of the regional office but had briefed officials at Park

ever receive the money.” Barna said that the donations David Barna said the plan was perfrom the Coca-Cola Company are manently postponed for numerous dwarfed by the money the Foundareasons, including a lack of proper tion receives from American taxpayexecution. ers, meaning any leverage in deci“It was only the Grand Canyon sion-making by the Service is held by [former] Superintendent [Steve Marelected officials. tin] who was doing this,” Barna said. “The important thing to remem“That was a problem for us, because ber is the size and magnitude of it,” Barwhen one of the big parks does somena said. “The Parks Service has a $3 bilthing this significant, many other lion appropriation from the taxpayers. parks in the system decide to follow The National Park Foundation, with suit. At the time, Washington or the all of its contributors, raises about $30 Regional Office had not apmillion a year. That’s about proved [the ban] — it was the one percent of our budget. We may be able to superintendent going at it alone Coca-Cola is contributing and that’s not how we do busia couple hundred thousand do this ban in some ness on big precedent-setting dollars a year. The percentage decisions. That’s why Director is so small — less than oneparks, but in those arid Jon Jarvis stepped in and said tenth of one percent — that areas, we may not actu‘before we go down this path, we’re not going to make malet’s review all the implications policy decisions based on ally physically be able to jor of this decision.’” that small of a contribution.” The proposed ban was inBarna added that ansupply adequate filling tended to prohibit the sale of all other key factor in the decistations where we need plastic water bottles within park sion to put the ban on hiatus gift shops, concession stands was their existing contracts to have them. and on park grounds. with food concession com- David Barna Barna said simply ceasing panies. the sale of the bottles would not “At the Grand Canbring an end to the growing lityon, we’re in the middle ter problem within the park. of a multi-year concession “If we were traveling to a park, Service’s headquarters in Washington, contract, and the contractor is selling and we knew we couldn’t buy bottles D.C. last year about the ban. about $300,000 a year worth of bottled of water there, we would just buy a Martin said his plans were not water,” Barna said. “If we come in and case of water at a grocery store on the halted until bottled water distributor decide to no longer let them be sold, way in to the park,” Barna said. “It still Coca-Cola expressed concern to the who’s liable for that $300,000? Are you contributes to the disposal problem National Park Foundation. and I, as taxpayers, going to have to and littering if people were to just In the same AP article, Coca-Co- absorb that loss? It had a lot of conthrow them on the ground — even la spokesperson Susan Stribling said tract issues and it’s not clear whether though they were not purchased on the company has donated more than the superintendent had the authority park grounds. It wasn’t banning plas- $14 million for restoration and reno- to make that kind of a change on his tic soda bottles, only water.” vation within national parks. own, or if he needed regional approval Barna also said that more planNeither Martin or Stribling re- for the contract change.” ning would be necessary to properly sponded to requests for an interview Barna said the National Parks are implement the ban. by this publication. making efforts to become more en“If you go down the path of doing In response to these claims, Bar- vironmentally sustainable — with or this, especially in arid areas such as the na said he is certain the company had without the ban. Grand Canyon, we feel we have some little influence in the decision to stop “The National Park Service is responsibility to make sure people are the ban from moving forward. leading the way in environmental sushydrated,” Barna said. “So, we should “They were just another organi- tainability,” Barna said. “We’re dealing be providing fresh water pumps or zation that pointed out how we need- with the highest LED standards and access to fresh water at the beginning ed to look at all of the issues,” Barna putting in solar and energy-efficient of all these trailheads, for example. If said. “They donate a couple hundred systems. We’re encouraging our conceswe’re not going to sell water, we should thousand dollars a year to the Nation- sioners to offer healthy, locally grown provide fresh water for people to use al Park Foundation, which is a Con- food and eliminating bottled water in recyclable containers.” gressionally-mandated organization national parks is ultimately our goal. Barna said such a move would that can receive money. We don’t keep But we have to get there in a longer be neither feasible nor economically the donations. We have to put it in the process, which will include a substantial sound. The installation of these sta- general funds of the treasury. We don’t amount of public education.” from BOTTLES page 1

This map shows the states to be involved in the new Western Regional Graduate Program. (Map courtsey of David Spivey, WRGP)

Program gives out-of-state grad students lower rate BY Delainey noe

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ith the recession, many students do not even think about applying to graduate colleges out of their own state due to the expense of out-of-state tuition. However, through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), colleges and universities in the western United States are attempting to make it a little easier for students to get a graduate degree and keep instate tuition while out-of-state. The students who are eligible for this program must be a resident of one of the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. David Spivey, the assistant director of NAU Graduate College, from ASSAULT page 5

of any sort of violence. “The victim was sent to the hospital where she was taken for a medical exam,” Tritschler said. “There were also no signs of a struggle on the victim and there was no indication of a sexual assault.” NAUPD is searching for any new leads as to what had happened

said it is a chance for students to get a graduate education at competitive resident pricing. “I think it is a great opportunity for those students who are participating in the program who are residents of the fourteen states to apply to NAU — or any of the participating fourteen states and their eligible programs — [and] get resident tuition,” Spivey said. Spivey said the WRGP allows more students to receive a graduate education. “It’s definitely an opportunity for students who are looking for a graduate education to some in and get in-state tuition,” Spivey said. “So, it is a benefit to the graduate program at NAU and it is a good benefit for students who are looking for graduate education and — for the program — for looking very enticing to those out of state students.” that evening. A crime alert has been posted with the only description of the subject being that he is of medium build with the height of between five feet, eight inches and five feet, ten inches, wearing all black with a ski mask concealing his face. This case is still open, and any information concerning the case can be reported anonymously at (928) 523-3611.

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Editorial&Opinion Child abuse scandal exposes danger of university politics STAFF EDITORIAL

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He reported this to Paterno, who reported it to the athletic director, but the only action taken (approved by Penn State’s president) was to ban Sandusky from bringing children on to campus from then on.

hen news came Nov. 9, that Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno had been fired, people were livid. It turned out Paterno had been made aware of a series of allegations of child abuse against one of his former assistant coaches, Gerald Sandusky, and while he had reported it to his supervisor, nothing had ever come of the allegations. Meanwhile, it appears Sandusky had continued his behavior. Sandusky retired in 1999, a year after a mother called the police when she discovered Sandusky had showered with and hugged her son several times while naked. In one of a series of sick turns, Sandusky had negotiated a retirement package in 1999 which gave him an office in the football building at Penn State while he continued his work for The Second Mile, a nonprofit organization he established for at-risk youth in 1977. As it turns out, many of his victims were youths from this organization. In 2002, then-grad student Mike McQueary allegedly discovered Sandusky in the shower, sexually abusing a child of about ten years of age.

The question on university campuses across the country is, could this happen here? For us here at NAU, the unfortunate answer is that it already has.

to family members. Several other universities have also come under scrutiny for how they have handled sexual abuse allegations, including The Citadel, a military college in South Carolina. The question on university campuses across the country is, could this happen here? Could we have among us someone who is being protected, who should be in prison? For us here at NAU, the unfortunate answer is that it already has. In October of 2004 Charles Arabas, former Flagstaff swim coach and director of the Wall Aquatic Center, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to 16 felony counts of sexual misconduct. Arabas had previously worked at Truman State University, where he had also been accused of sexual misconduct. In that case, however, TSU had settled with him and agreed to not disclose the misconduct “in order not to hinder further his chance for finding a new job” in exchange for his resignation. That is the actual reason TSU gave. It’s outrageous. Complaints from Arabas’ victims at TSU were well-documented, detailed and mirror the incidents that would later take place here in the Wall Aquatic Center. Hired by NAU in 1993, Arabas coached a coed high school swim team. It wasn’t until 2002 that the NAU Police Department started investigating him after a report of misconduct by the boyfriend of one of his victims. Arabas worked for nine

years surrounded not only by NAU students, but also high school students and other members of the Flagstaff community. The problem here is politics. University politics were instrumental in protecting Sandusky, and as a result at least eight children suffered. University politics were certainly involved in the cover up of Arabas’ actions at Truman University, and as a result NAU and the Flagstaff community paid the price. Admittedly, NAU

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In the wake of the media firestorm that began last week, the Penn State board of trustees took action. Joe Paterno was fired, charges of perjury were brought against the athletic director and a senior vice president of Penn State, and their president, Graham Spanier, was forced to resign. Encouraged by the outing of these abuses, victims of abuse across the country are coming out and reporting their abusers. NPR reported lawyers have been receiving calls from people about this case — from Catholic priests to Boy Scout leaders

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prospects, as intended. So the question is, what else goes unnoticed and unreported at state institutions? What goes through the minds of administrators, people who facilitate deals like the one that allowed Arabas to be employable? And who are these people? It is inconceivable. Universities all over the country, public and private, are susceptible to these sorts of incidents. That is inevitable. But what absolutely can not be allowed is people like Sandusky and Arabas being enabled to continue their activities after they are discovered. To ignore and allow it is to endanger not only the school but the students and community at large. When it comes down to it they are not only criminals, but are the same as the dark things that terrorize us at the edges of our consciousness at night — they are monsters. University administrators — either here at NAU, at Truman State, The Citadel, or at Penn State — have the responsibility not only to report and condemn the behavior but to make sure something is done about it.

Universities all over the country, public and private, are susceptible to these sorts of incidents. But what absolutely can not be allowed is people like Sandusky and Arabas being enabled to continue their activities . . .

did not require background checks of prospective employees, but even if they had it would not have mattered. TSU’s cover up of his previous misdeeds would have protected his job

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Politicians can’t take our voice

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emocracy in the United States is a beautiful thing. Let’s flash back for a second to November 2010. There is anger at President Obama and the Tea Party is spewing their rhetoric left and right about their distaste for government. That leads to a takeover in the U.S. House of Representatives and many Tea Party conservatives wining governorships. Among these Shane states are Wisconsin Pogue and Ohio. It is now wellknown fact what Scott Walker did in Wisconsin: pushed through a union stripping bill in a very questionable, almost un-American way by calling a special session where the 14 Democrats stalling outside of Wisconsin did not have to be present to vote. A similar scene played out in Ohio where new governor John Kasich did the exact same thing and forced his union stripping agenda

through his state congress. However, Ohio was able to fight back in a more immediate fashion and overturned Kasich’s Senate Bill 5 in a landslide election. There were other items on the ballot on Nov 8. Mississippi had on their ballot an initiative to define personhood at fertilization. This would have effectively made abortion illegal in the state. It was not just abortion that was on the table, but also outlawing many contraceptives. The horrendous part about this, if it were to be passed, was the language that made it very questionable in regards to treating women who need abortion for health and safety issues. This too was shot down by the people of Mississippi. This played out in a very anti-abortion state. In our own backyard there was a big re-call election in Mesa. The man who wrote SB 1070, state senator Russell Pearce, was being re-called. Mesa came out in the masses and voted out Pearce. Taking his place will be another Republican, Jerry

Lewis. Lewis said during this election cycle that he was angered by what Arizona had become and wanted to change that. There is an oddity about Lewis; he is a Republican. Even with him being from the opposite party, Democrats in Mesa were able to rally around him. It was a great night for those who follow politics. Human’s, worker’s and women’s rights were all on the table, and the American people spoke loud and clear. From Maine, where voters can now register to vote again on Election Day, to Iowa, where a Democrat was elected to the state house keeping the Democrat majority and protecting their gay marriage law. Voter’s remorse was obvious in this off term election. Republican and special interest groups poured millions of dollars into Ohio and other places, but that did not matter. They may have the money to buy elections, but the people have the numbers, and in elections that is all that matters.

Money is tight for Clinton’s AIDS aid

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illary Clinton, in an effort toward global health, has proposed the goal of an “AIDS-free generation.” She has suggested many methods to reduce the spread of AIDS, including getting medication to patients as soon as they are diagnosed and preventing mother-to-infant spread by giving these medications to help pregnant women. As science Amanda is never static, AIDS horner treatments are becoming more and more effective and prevention-awareness is increasing globally. Wonderful as these innovations are, treating the estimated 34 million people globally who have AIDS is no financial picnic. Organizations of people who support prevention and treatment of AIDS were enthusiastic about Clinton’s ambition, but where

the money should come from is still up in the air. Although some of our Congressmen may not seem to notice, money is hard to come by these days. However, those who have not failed to understand the concept of budgeting might be a tad taken aback by Clinton’s newly proposed goal — an “AIDS-free generation.” Clinton has proposed to pressure developing nations into putting more money into assistance with the epidemic, as well as pressuring wealthy nations to contribute more to the cause. With the economy in its current state, however, it is just not very plausible right now, no matter how noble the cause may be. Clinton named 2015 as the year when no mothers would pass AIDS along to their infants through birth or by breastfeeding. Due to technological advances, treatment has become much easier, but sadly, the budget for Foreign Aid has been all

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but destroyed by Congress. On the positive side, medication costs have been coming down, along with treatment prices. Yet it is estimated that this new plan can cost up to 26 billion dollars annually, and even up to 34 billion by 2031. Current financial support for AIDS is 16 billion a year, but this number is decreasing. AIDS is a catastrophe that has struck the globe and it is great to see steps being taken to improve global health; however, the money simply is not there. With trillions of dollars of debt to take care of, it is unlikely that we will see Congress grant much money toward Clinton’s ambitions. This is unfortunate, considering, as Clinton has pointed out, investing in our future is wildly important. Making sure funds are used properly and resources are used effectively is critical toward helping the “AIDS-free generation” goal roll into action.

Penn State coaching icon brought down for what he did not do

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oe Paterno has spent the past 61 years — 46 of which he served as head coach of the Penn State football team — constructing a dynasty and turning the football program into a kingdom of college athletics. The quotable old man with thick-framed black glasses built the Nittany Lions foundation on academics and civics, and for a long time it seemed unblemished and perfect. Now, in less than a week, the walls of that kingdom have crumbled in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse allegations. Day-by-day additional reports surface, resembling a bandage slowly being pulled off a cut. One of the latest reports is Sandusky’s “pimping out” of children to university donors, allowing other predators to steal their innocence. Sandusky has a total 40 counts of sexual abuse spanning over 15 years. If proven guilty of the heinous acts he committed, CHUCK CONSTANTINO Sandusky is unquestionably a monster. But let’s not be so naive to think this is only his fault. There were numerous people involved in Happy Valley who enabled the actions to continue. Whether it is current wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Mike McQueary, former athletic director Tim Curley, former university vice president for finance and business Gary Shultz, or Joe Paterno, each played their role in this horror story. In the aftermath, Curley, Shultz and McQueary have been placed on administrative paid-leave for their roles in covering up the scandal. Painted as the fall guy, Paterno was fired as the head coach because of the media attention around the scandal and for his part in covering the heinous acts, leaving sports fans in shock. Paterno, though he reported the incidents to university higher-ups, has taken flak for not following his moral compass and going to the police with what McQueary told him. McQueary has not been fired, but was placed on paid-leave after numerous death threats. Paterno, arguably the greatest college football coach with the most wins in NCAA history, is the face of Penn State, not just the football squad. Joe Pa was pushed out just one game before claiming the most games ever coached. This whole situation is sickening, and honestly it’s a shame that this is how a coaching legend will be remembered: Not for all the coaching accolades and all he did for the university, but for what he failed to do. And how is an eye witness of child molestation still a part of the program, while a third party takes the fall? If I was a football player for Penn State I don’t know if I would be able to take the field with McQueary. But let me make this clear: Paterno is no saint. This is a black eye not only for the university, but for the NCAA. After all of the crackdowns made on improper benefits in the past couple of years, for the NCAA to not step in immediately when lives are negatively being effected, regardless of precedent, is offensive. It says a whole lot about how backward our system is. If you take some money from an agent, booster or multimillionaire you’ll be made an example, but if you take part in hiding disgusting acts you’ll still get paid even if you lose your job. Anyone who played a part in making sure this stayed within the team and locker room and ultimately swept it under the rug should not be spared. As an employee of the university, Paterno’s job is to teach these young athletes how to be men. No men, or decent human beings for that matter, hesitate to report a 10-year-old being sexually assaulted — they make sure something is done about it.


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Making the cut If the barber cuts your hair, who cuts the barber’s?

RIGHT: John Scillieri has worked at Ray’s Barbershop for over 20 years. He got his barber’s license when he was 18 years old. BELOW: A desk full of tools. Trends and fashion come and go but a good barbershop can weather the storm. (Photos by Jon Novak) by Jon Novak

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imple logic declares that every man either shaves himself or gets shaved by a barber, but the paradoxical reality is, who shaves the barber? The plausible situation is an impossibility. Since the barber shaves only those men in town who do not shave themselves, the barber can only be shaven by himself or the barber, which happens to be himself. John Scillieri of Ray’s Barbershop on South Beaver Street, down the way from Macy’s Coffee House, has an easy answer to the contradiction. “I’m not fussy,” Scillieri said. “Back then, kids were always in competition with each other. So in those days I wore the full hair and

a motorcycle jacket, and every time I got my hair just right, Dad would put me in the chair and cut it right off — and I didn’t say anything. Nowadays, Frank [the retired 84 year-old barber Scillieri bought his chair from at Ray’s] comes back and he likes to get his hair cut often, and so we just trade haircuts. Since we’re not paying each other he feels bad if I don’t get a haircut.” The barber is a professional title for a hairdresser who specializes in men’s hair, although every now and again, Scillieri will cut women’s. Hailing from New Jersey, he took a similar path as his father and got a barber’s license when he was 18. Scillieri eventually opened his own shop in Jersey, and ran it for a while until moving to Flagstaff 20 years ago.

“I went to work for the hospital,” Scillieri said. “And then I decided I wanted to do some more barbering. I went all different places, and in the end I finally found a place. After about eight months, Ray had passed away, so they called me to work for Ray’s Barbershop part time. As things developed, Frank retired and I took over. It’s worked out pretty good.” Ray’s Barbershop has been a part of Flagstaff for 50 years, and Scillieri has been here for 20 of them. “This downtown area really hasn’t changed very see BARBER page 16

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Lucy Van Pelt: registered conservationologist By Emily Litvack

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y little experiment began bright and early at 8 a.m. I walked gingerly toward the union, preparing to be emotionally drained by midday. I didn’t know what exactly I would be getting myself into by setting up a table with a poster that read “Let’s talk about anything” and a box of Kleenex, but I felt it would somehow be profound; I would somehow be affecting change. In my four hours of tabling on the pedway outside the union, I spoke with 27 students. I talked to girls. I talked to boys. I talked to people of various races, religions and cultures. Some laughed, some cried. My findings? Our student body has a lot more on its mind than we might lead each other to believe. I was amazed at how many students were willing to share details of their personal lives. Even more amazing was the fact that their stories, though beginning with scholastic topics, grew deeper and deeper as they spoke. Walking around campus, it’s easy to forget every student is actually a thoroughly complex, multilayered individual. As one senior (who stuck around for half an hour, listening to others speak) noted, “You never know what people on campus are thinking about and going through.” In the public sphere, we function

as ordinary human beings with ordinary thoughts. We interact with one another, chatting about the weather and our most recent sociology assignment. One of my first conversations of the day was with a freshman boy, Jake. Jake’s father is a recovering alcoholic. He repeatedly told me that his father “threw all he had away. He really did. He threw it all away so he could drink instead.” Jake feels pressure to be the best he can be and to do better for himself than his father ever did. Surprisingly enough, I’d later meet a male freshman who also discussed the lack of a male role model in his life. He said something along the lines of, “My dad has been a pretty demeaning, belittling presence in my life. Sometimes I feel like the lack of a real role model has really affected me. I have pretty low self-esteem.” These conversations show that we all have more in common than just attending the same university. A couple other freshmen boys approached me that day, saying they have had trouble making friends. One of the boys, Ryan, is bisexual; when he tries to confide in some of his friends about this, he says they reprimand him for his “lifestyle choice.” Then there’s Maxwell, who is having trouble making friends and adapting to college life.

In focus: WACBAT

“If you’re not at a party every night, or drinking and doing drugs, or sleeping with girls, you’re an outcast.” He added, “I thought I’d get here and become a cooler version of myself, but I’m not. I’m still just me. You know, people always tell you ‘it’s the best four years of your life’ so there’s a lot pressure to feel that way too.” Both Ryan and Maxwell brought up sexuality and sex, something that several of the students who dropped by talked about. Another student walked over to the table, sporting a Gay Pride t-shirt, and told me that people constantly call him gay and a “faggot” because he is not interested in stereotypically masculine hobbies, like sports, and he is in touch with his emotions. Even though we all have different ways of expressing ourselves, we still share common fears and anxieties. As one student put it, it’s “this feeling that I just don’t fit in anywhere.” The last student I spoke to, a senior, was worried about “the state of humanity.” He fears that people are self-absorbed and have little consideration or empathy for others. His thoughts make an excellent closing point: be open to your peers. Take time to make conversation; keep an open mind; keep an open heart. You may not realize what sort of battles a person is fighting. By mary willson

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journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step—much like the step that students at Northern Arizona University are taking to lead a local environmental movement. The student led organization Weatherization and Community Building Action Team (WACBAT) came into existence only a year ago,. The group was formed from a commitment to raising money to weatherizing low-income households in Flagstaff. Overall, the group successfully distributed $500,000 in home weatherization upgrades. “We tie community with educaKelsey Morales and Karin Wadsack listen in during a recent WACtion—how connected we are,” sophoBAT meeting. The group is an student led organization that fomore public health major Kammwrin cuses on community weatherization. (Photos by Mary Willson)

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Johnson says. “WACBAT tries to involve everyone to complete one goal, which is sustainability.” The focus of WACBAT has now moved to working on Flagstaffs Solar Mosaic project. WACBAT is committed to raising money for this cause— along with raising awareness, which is arguably the most important aspect. People in the community can purchase a hundred dollars worth of a solar project, referred to as a “tile”, which will be placed on a the Murdoch Center. Through time, the money will be paid back to the original tile owner while saving the institution thousands on energy bills during the lifetime of the project. Although WACBAT’s roots are focused in weatherization, the group has been building steam through the

semesters, and is now much more broad that they see themselves as a movement rather than a student organization. “We are engaging campus, school, and the public at large to organize for political change, economical power for our environmental and sustainable goals,” Sustainable Communities graduate student and organization facilitator, Jason Lowry said. Through organization, strategy and most importantly their strong community focus, WACBAT is reaching all parts of Flagstaff with the Solar Mosaic project. “We could hit community, we could hit campus, we could hit Southside, and we could reach everywhere. We now have the means to do that with this group,” Johnson says.


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much,” Scillieri said. “They put in new sidewalks over the years, they fixed the streets. We’re down here now [on South Beaver Street] — moving the barbershop from where Macy’s was — was a big change for people because that shop was there for 50 years.” The people who go to the barber are usually pleasant. They read the paper, skim magazines and discuss subjects like cars or Elvis Presley. “You get all kinds of people,” Scillieri said. “Most of the people who come are real nice, and if they weren’t, I couldn’t work as a barber. Every once and a while you

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get somebody who gives you a hard time. And then you get some street people that maybe come in, but they just look around mostly, and sometimes they want a free haircut. “We don’t do that because one time somebody spread a rumor we were giving people from the Sunshine Mission free haircuts on Monday, and they’d come by on Mondays looking for free haircuts and wanting to hang out. You can’t do that with a business, so that’s a change. This downtown area is still the same. It’s not going to change unless they knock down all the buildings and make it look different. It’s got that classical look.” For 20 years, Scillieri has

added to the history of Ray’s barbershop by continuing the tradition of giving wellpriced and well-groomed haircuts. Though he prefers to not give people shaves because it is mostly a novelty nowadays and takes too much time, barbering is a trade he can depend on. “One time my wife and I were going around the shops downtown and looking at pictures of when Flagstaff started,” Scillieri said. “I said to myself, ‘you know, I sometimes think that Flagstaff was being made just for me, because I was coming.’ To feel good about yourself, you know what I mean? So you know, my wife and I, we’re settled in — we’re part of it. We’re part of the history.”

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Editor’s Note: This column is written in conjunction with NAU’s Student Education Team (SET). SET is a highly trained student organzation that promotes healthy sexuality and healthy relationships.

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o, what’s the deal with same sex intercourse? Vagina to vagina, penis to penis. Is it just as — if not more so — complicated pleasing the same set of organs? And to make matters more confusing, I read that homosexual sex is far more pleasurable than heterosexual sex. Is there fact to it or just a bunch of lies about scissoring and the best jablowskis a guy can give?” —Bisexually Befuddled First of all, don’t get caught up too much in the details. Everybody masturbates, or at least pokes around and explores. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned maestro, we have a general idea of what feels good and what’s a no go. This makes being involved in a homosexual encounter a little easier to navigate. If you already know your way around your own kibbles and bits, you have a basic road map of where to go on another set the same as your own. But remember this is a basic map, not an atlas. Your partner may not like everything that gets you off so remember to communicate, as always. Not every pie is baked at the same temperature, so read the recipe carefully. Now, is it far more pleasurable? That’s dependent on who you ask. Everyone who engages in both straight and gay intercourse is going to have their preference. And then there are others who only ever travel the hetero path. Trying to rationalize that a male having sex with another male is more pleasurable than

with a girl is just too grey of an area to come up with a straight answer. It’s comparing apples to bananas — they simply aren’t the same. Everyone is built differently and will find certain things more pleasurable, with obvious overlap. Any sexual act where you let your guard down, express what you want and enjoy yourself is going to be amazing no matter the gender of the person in the room with you. One thing that does need to be pointed out is that homosexual sex is far more diverse than just scissoring or oral sex. Homosexual couples can do everything heterosexual couples consider foreplay — and it can be just as exhilarating as the main event. Your only limitation is your imagination. Lastly, if you’re finding yourself a wee bit curious about experimenting with the same sex, my advice is to do it. If you’re comfortable with it, enjoy it. If you hate it, stop it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with trying new things, even if they don’t fit into your meat-andpotatoes definition of sexuality. Besides, studies show that no one is ever completely straight or completely gay. Instead of shoving your sexuality into a constrictive label, just embrace the reality that you’re a sexual person filling your sexual needs. If you feel any shame associated with any act, don’t do it. But in the same breath, don’t be embarrassed by what you do. What happens in the bedroom stays between you and the other person. There’s no need to air your dirty laundry to the world about who and what you did last night. Leave a little mystery — not everyone needs to kiss and tell. People want to hear details about your sexual escapades just about as much as they want to hear about your parents’. That’s all for this week. As always, send you questions to us at Set.nau@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page.

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NAU cross country Women’s hoops splits non-conference opening weekend finishes in top-10 BY Amanda Bungartz

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he NAU men and women’s cross country teams competed at this year’s NCAA Mountain Region Championships in Provo, Utah, with both teams landing in the top-10, and the men’s team earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships. The men’s squad placed third, one spot higher than last year’s meet, and the women finished in seventh, eight places higher than the previous year. The men’s team moved to No. 12 in the nation after the top-3 finish. Seven Lumberjacks made the All-Regional team — five from the men’s and two from the women’s. This is the fifth consecutive year, and the 20th time since 1984, the men’s team has gone to the national meet. In the last 11 years, NAU nabbed eight top-10 finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, including two top-five podium visits in their last four championship efforts. “There’s not much to do now [to prepare for Nationals], it’s really about not backing the team off too much and not making them do too much,” says director of Track and Field and Cross Country coach Eric Heins. “It’s that delicate balance between doing some workouts where they maintain their fitness and feel good about themselves. But at the same time, not back them off so much that they feel sluggish.”

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ith defending Big Sky scoring champion junior guard Amy Patton leading the way, the Lumberjacks (1–1) won their regular season home opener against the University of California (UC), Riverside Highlanders (0–2) 67–59 Sunday afternoon to split their pair of weekend games. Patton, who averaged 16.4 points a game last year as a sophomore, led the game with 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. The junior shot 7-of-18 from the field overall, but hit 4-of-7 threes and a perfect 6-of-6 from the line. “She (Coach Laurie Kelly) told me to just keep going in and make rebounding a focus,” said Patton. “And that’s what I did this game. A lot of them did just suck into my hands, but I’ll take it.” The Lumberjacks jumped out to an early 15–4 lead, capped off by a three-pointer from sophomore guard Amanda Frost eight minutes into the game. During the stretch, the Highlanders only made two of their first 14 shots. “I felt like we did, particularly in the first half, a great job defensively,” said Kelly. “Really taking them out of what they wanted to do. We held them to 21 points.”

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LEFT: Sophomore small forward Khyra Conerly drives past Highlander center Natasha Hadley in Sunday’s win over UC Riverside. RIGHT: Senior power forward Katie Pratt goes strong agaisnt UC Riverside guard Leah Washington. (Photos by Hailey Golich)

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Hockey ends win streak BY matt esaena

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hursday night, No. 2 ranked Colorado State ended the Division II Ice Jacks seven-game win streak, beating NAU 8–2. NAU had been riding that streak until being dropped by the Rams and with the loss, the Jacks lost backto-back games for the first time this past weekend since the start of the season when they were beaten two nights in a row by ASU’s D-I team. Saturday, the No. 4 University of Colorado walked off the ice with a win after a dramatic finish, that game was played on neutral ice in Tempe. In that neutral-ice game, the Jacks lost a hard-fought game that ended with the Buffalos celebrating in overtime. After the opening period, the Jacks trailed. Sophomore defenseman Liam Ayoub scored his first goal of the season to tie the game for about seven minutes, but the Buffalos regained the lead with just over two minutes to play in the first and entered the second period up 2–1. The second period was fast and physical, but neither team was able to find the back of the net sending the game into the third period still 2–1 in favor of the U of C. In the final period of the game both teams matched each other shot for shot, check for check, and pass for pass as each club fought hard to try to win the game.

Sophomore guard Michael Dunn is defended by freshman guard Colby Weaver as sophomore forward Max Jacobsen sets a screen during Tuesday’s practice. (Photo by Brett Murdock)

Men’s hoops starts season on sour note BY Brett Murdock

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he NAU men’s basketball team’s 2011-12 season is off to a rocky start. The Lumberjacks dropped all three games in the 2011 Hilltop Challenge, falling to the LouisianaLafayette (ULL) Rajin’ Cajuns, San Francisco (USF) Dons and North Dakota State (NDSU) Bison by scores of 83–66, 69-50 and 70–59, respectively. NAU is off to its first 0–3 start since the 1990–91 season. The Jacks were behind at halftime in all three games and dealt with inconsistent performances throughout the weekend. Against ULL, NAU was down as many as 21 points. While facing the Dons, the Jacks shot 24 percent from the floor in the second frame and fouled the Challenge hosts 18 times resulting in 24 free throw tries. Taking on NDSU in the Challenge’s final day, the Jacks trailed by 21 in the first but outscored the Bison by nine in the second half, making the final margin more respectable. “We have to learn how to dictate tempo, both offensively and defensively,” said head coach Mike Adras. “Right now we’re out there playing like its upand-down, up-and-down rec ball and you’re not going to win that way. Those teams were organized and presented different challenges.” One issue the Jacks cited as the most looming obstacle was not controlling the other teams’ spurts. The Rajin’ Cajuns and Dons both began with big runs while the Bison made 75 percent of their shots in the first half, leading to their big advantage at the break. “The biggest problem was we didn’t know how to stop the other teams’ run,” Adras said. “Basketball is a game of runs. You’ve got to be able to put a Band-Aid on the bleeding right way or it compounds quickly in this sport. We didn’t do that once in three games. All of a sudden, they just got away from us.” Visit NorthernArizonaNews.com for more info.

Freshman defenseman Carter Achilles is checked by a Colorado State player. (Photo by Gean Shanks)

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Late miscues, rally doom Lumberjacks in snowy Weber BY Brett Murdock

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n a game eerily similar to this past year’s tilt in Flagstaff, the NAU football team could not close out the Weber State (WSU) Wildcats in a close and ultimately heartbreaking 34–31 finish, dropping the Jacks to 4–6 on the year and snapping their two-game win streak. “I’m proud of our guys; they never gave up and found a way to get the lead late in the game,” head coach Jerome Souers said. “They showed a lot of courage today.” Down 27–24 with three minutes and 30 seconds to play, junior quarterback Cary Grossart engineered a drive that started at the Jacks’ 35-yard line after taking over on downs. After a big reception by freshman receiver Dejzon Walker spotted NAU at the WSU 10-yard-line,

sophomore running back Zach Bauman found the end zone on the following play, putting the Jacks up 31–27 with 1:36 to play. The Wildcats countered with a drive of their own, aided by the Jacks’ own mistakes. WSU quarterback Mike Hoke found multiple receivers, including one where NAU missed a tackle, allowing the Wildcats to gain 10 extra yards. Following a pass interference call against the Jacks’ sophomore cornerback Anders Battle, Hoke ran it in himself to put the Wildcats up 34–31 with under 30 seconds left. NAU had a puncher’s chance though, getting the ball down to their own 47-yard line with 6.8 ticks remaining. After an incompletion, the Jacks tried a hook-and-ladder play but sophomore receiver Ify Umodu lateraled to thin air at the 11-yard line, ending the Jacks’ hopes.

“There were a lot of plays that went both directions,” Souers said. “We played in some adverse conditions and adjusted. In the fourth quarter, we had some breakdowns in a young secondary that really hurt us.” In a game kicked off in a heavy blizzard, WSU took the early lead on running back C.J. Tuckett’s touchdown, but missed the extra point try. Grossart then found Walker to give the Jacks the lead on the next drive. WSU responded big in the second quarter, scoring twice to build up their advantage to 19–10. NAU got a 28-yard field goal from senior kicker Matt Myers in the frame. Go to NorthernArizonaNews.com for the full recap of the Lumberjacks’ road loss to the Weber State Wildcats.

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The Lumberjacks held a 31–21 lead at the half and maintained a comfortable margin until midway through the second frame. With seven minutes and 11 seconds to go in the game, the Highlanders closed the lead to 42–40, but a trio of returning Lumberjacks pushed the lead back to 10 within a minute. Patton hit a three, sophomore Khyra Conerly stole the ball and drove for an easy layup on the ensuing possession, and senior Katie Pratt hit a three-pointer to total an 8–0 run. “I think it is just a credit to our veteran players,” said Kelly. “I talk constantly about basketball being a game of runs. Someone is going to come back and how quickly you can respond to that and how quickly you can turn the tables is going to be key to the game.” Soon after the Lumberjacks’ run, Highlanders’ coach John Margaritis picked up his second technical foul for arguing with the officials and was ejected with a little more than five minutes remaining with his team down 50–42. From then on, the Lumberjacks’ lead never fell below eight in route to the victory. “I thought the second technical was kind of a turning point for us, I really felt like we really pulled away then,” said Kelly. “It can always go the other way too, I always say.” Pratt finished the game 2-of-6 from the field, but hit 6-of-8 from the line for 11 points and added five rebounds. Conerly finished with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting. The Lumberjacks win was a solid way to bounce back from an 84–60 loss in their season opener to the Colorado Buffalos in Boulder, Colo. last Friday night. Colorado, a newcomer to the Pac-12 Conference, dominated from the opening tip, taking an 18–2 lead through the game’s first five minutes. The Buffalos followed with 15 unanswered points during a six minute stretch to push their lead 36–9. The Lumberjacks went on to outscore the Buffalos through the game’s final 23 minutes. After a 7–0 run during the final three minutes of the first, NAU doubled their first half point total with 40 second-half points. “We made some adjustments at halftime and played better team basketball,” said Kelly. “I think we learned more about what we needed to focus on more than anything else. It was a good challenge for us; I thought we learned a lot.” Colorado’s dominate runs in the first half were aided by NAU’s failure to keep the

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Highlanders Briauna Linton and Nathsa Hadley attempt to stop sophomore Trinidee Trice as she rises for a jump shot during the Lumberjacks 67–59 victory over the University of California, Riverside. (Photo by Hailey Golich)

ball. The Lumberjacks totaled 17 turnovers in the first half and finished with 27. Nine of the 27 turnovers were credited to Patton. However, she did score 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting and grabbed a teamhigh six rebounds. Frost continued to show off her solid shooting from outside. After struggling in the first half and only shooting 2-of-9 from the field, she bounced back with the rest of the team in the second and hit 4-of-7 from three. Frost led the Lumberjacks with 18 points and added three steals. Colorado freshman and Paradise Val-

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ley, Ariz. native Lexy Kresl, hit 5-of-6 threes in the first half, tying a Colorado record for threes in a half. She finished with 15 points and was held scoreless in the second half. The Buffalos, as a team, spread out the scoring with six players tallying eight points or more. Sophomore Brittany Wilson led Colorado with 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. The Lumberjacks have a quick turnaround as their next game is Tuesday night, 6:35 p.m. at Rolle Activity Center as they host Adams State. The game will be the third in five days for NAU.

All seven runners for the men’s squad placed in the top-50 at regionals, five in the top-25. Senior Diego Estrada led the team by coming in fourth overall, completing the 10,000 metres course in 30 minutes and 30 seconds. “I think I’ve been playing my role pretty good,” said Estrada. “If I have to rate it, I think I’ve been an ‘A.’ Just taking care of it.” Coming in behind Estrada, with a fifth-place finish, was senior Jordan Chipangama, with a time of 30:33. This was a new personal record for Chipangama, who ran the 10K in 30:49 back in the 2009 Mountain Region Championships. Chipangama red-shirted during the 2010 cross-country season and was not able to compete in the championships. Junior Tim Freriks finished 11th with a time of 30:52, followed by senior Matthew Coloe in 24th at 31:15, and senior Andrew Belus in 25th with a time of 31:16. Rounding out the men’s squad were freshman Caleb Hoover in 38th with a time of 31:38 and senior John Yatsko, finishing 43rd with a time of 31:48. Both runners debuted for NAU’s cross-country team this season. Junior Rochelle Kanuho and senior Kortnee Burton were the top performers for the women’s squad, and the only two female Lumberjacks named to the All-Regional team. Kanuho finished the 6,000 metres course in 16th place with a time of 21:30. This was a personal best for Kanuho, who finished in 28th with a time of 21:31 at last year’s Mountain Region Championships. Despite not being able to compete in last year’s Mountain Region Championships due to a groin injury, Burton finished strong in 17th place with a time of 21:31. This was a new record for Burton, who improved upon her 2009 finish by six places and beat her time by 8.0 seconds. “It was a new year in terms of a lot of new girls on the team, bringing some girls off the red-shirt,” said Coach Heins. “We set our goals pretty high and the girls didn’t back down from that. All of them went after it and were really successful.” Freshman Caroline Hogardh was the only other runner to finish in the top-50, closing out the race in 44th with a time of 22:29. Following behind was senior Haley Lawrence in 62nd-place with a time of 22:53 and freshman Lauren Justus in 65th with a time of 22:56. Freshman Kylee Kieser and junior transfer Agnes Laurent were close behind in 67th and 76th, respectively. “The work is done,” said Estrada. “I just have to do my workout on Friday and we’re good to go.” Although the women’s season is now over, the men are looking to closeout a successful 2011 season and claim another top10 national ranking at the NCAA National Championships next week. The 2011 NCAA National Championships are scheduled for Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.


Arts&Entertainment Penny-pinching is the norm in NAU Theater’s Nickel and Dimed

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ollege is a time of thriftiness and frugality — a time when penny-pinching is the norm and often the social expectation. In the current economic climate this is relevant to not only collegiate communities, but the nation as a whole. These very real issues are addressed in the NAU Theater Department’s latest play, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich. It is the true story of the Ehrenreich’s travels to discover how the “working poor” live and work in the United States. It takes place in Florida, Maine and Minnesota where Barbara works as a low-wage worker and gets to know the people around her new environment. Alli Ritter, a junior theater major who plays Barbara, said due to the fact that this is a documentary, it is very difficult to portray and the audience will find the set is very bare.

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orld-renowned classical guitarist Irina Kurlikova has toured around the world since age 12, playing and perfecting her craft, and winning countless awards along the way. Her next stop is at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Nov. 19, presented by the Grand Canyon Guitar Society. John Tannous, the executive director of the Coconino Center for the Arts, said “Each year, the Grand Canyon Guitar Society brings world-class musicians to Flagstaff. Irina Kulikova is no exception, and, in fact, may be one of the finest guitarists to grace the stage at the Coconino Center for the Arts in the past few years. We’re honored and excited to be hosting what should be a phenomenal concert experience.” The Lumberjack was given the

see THEATER page 26 With American traditions challenged, the actors portray a traditional day in the life of the family worker. (Photos by Casey Cordeiro)

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NowShowing Immortals is a poetically stylized Greek adventure.

SoundCheck Artist: Four Year Strong Album: In Some Way, Shape, or Form Genre: Rock

Directed by Tarsem Singh. Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and John Hurt. Running time: 110 minutes. Rated R.

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mmortals is a unique spin on Greek mythology and an aesthetically pleasing film packed with slow motion sword fights and impressive CGI. After an overload of Clash of the Titans copycats and exaggerated attempts at cool fight scenes, it’s refreshing to watch a film with structure and cinematography that has the ability to electrify. There is much to be said about the story alone and the stylization does a fantastic job at balancing out the more in-depth dialogue that tends to slow it down. This film portrays a story of vengeance, love and the abilities of one man to achieve greatness. Immortals is fantastically dazzling and spectacular to the point that it could be a real ancient legend of Greek mythology. The film introduces us to Theseus (Henry Cavill) as a handsome, humble man of the lower class who is fated to defeat the nefarious King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke). During this journey we are

introduced to the ancient gods and the oddly human struggles they face while mankind is at war. Zeus and his family have the inability to help while Theseus and his people are threatened, but like most ancient mythology, the gods tend to break their own rules frequently, providing mythological fight scenes and an almost artistic violence. All of these factors, including the eccentric costume design and extreme close-up shots, make this film awe inspiring. Throughout the film, the outcome is anticipated by the audience and there is a weight of expectation for the final fight scene against the gods and the Titans. Without fail, the Titans are released by Hyperion, which is followed by the inevitable blood-thirsty assassination of the immortals as they are met with the possibility of death, as another immortal is the only being that can kill them. Although the Titans are not the traditional elemental beings that are created in the legends, they still manage

to put up an impressive fight. It’s true that a lot of the film is predictable to the point that the dialogue is cheesy and showy but the point of the film is to portray the shining and everlasting concept behind Greek mythology. It is meant to tell the popular story of a normal man, rising to the occasion, providing the folklore and lessons that these stories were meant for. One of the factors that makes this film more impressive, aside from the unique design and nostalgia behind the ancient legends, is the immense amount of culture that was given a window during the film. In Immortals, not only did the cinematography itself factor into the beauty but the total design, the golden borders added to every scene and even the darker shots created a surreal civilization. Experiencing the differences and the art in the film creates another world entirely, one you feel you can be part of. It’s a world for the gods where there are unspoken amounts of beauty, containing the ability to break immortal hearts.

QuickFlick Jack and Jill By Julie anderson

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ack and Jill, Adam Sandler’s latest venture into family comedy, follows the shenanigans of twins whose love for each other is anything but identical. Jack, a well-adjusted Hollywood advertising executive, has the displeasure of hosting his identical twin sister Jill for much longer than she is welcome. Jill is a loud, unfiltered woman from the Bronx, secretly lonely and longing for a companion other than her bird, Poopsy. Her annual visit for Thanksgiving ends up extending until New Year’s, much to Jack’s dismay, but the longer Jill stays, the more Jack realizes he’s been

neglecting his twin. With the help of his family and Al Pacino, Jack gives up on trying to ignore his twin and rejoices in their similarities. Sandler channels Eddie Murphy by playing both Jack and Jill in the film, and does a good job at differentiating between the two. A lot of the humor is repetitive, usually revolving around fart jokes and the occasionally inclusion of racial stereotypes. Jack and Jill follows the blueprint of all Sandler movies, but is still too inappropriate for a “PG” rating. I can’t really see a parent wanting to explain what a hooker is on family movie night. Not only this, but it was too fast-paced for a kid’s movie. The rapid-fire dialogue con-

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our Year Strong is back again with their third studio album, In Some Way, Shape, or Form. The band’s sound has matured from their previous two albums, and makes a pretty good album overall. With the departure of Josh Lyford, the band’s synth keyboarder, the band seems to be taking a new direction. The album is a strong one, with solid guitars and the vocals of front men Dan O’Connor and Alan Day blending nicely for the most part. “Just Drive” is one of the lead singles for the album, slightly slower than what we are used to, but it has good musicality both instrumentally and lyrically. “The Security of the Familiar, The Tranquility of Repetition” is more of what we come to expect from Four Year Strong, fast-paced with a lot of nice riffs from the guitarists. “Only the Meek Get Pinched. The Bold Survive” is the closing track and I find its differences from the remainder of the album very appealing. Opening with a very Queen-esque piano rift and soft vocals, the song then goes into more fast-paced and hardcore sections that are more familiar. These variations in the song are definitely a nice change. While some may complain that this “isn’t Four Year Strong” or that they “changed too much,” I say that this album is a step in the right direction and I look forward to what is next for Four Year Strong.

Best Track: “Only the Meek Get Pinched. The Bold Survive”

Artist: Juliet Piper Album: Poetry With Hands and Feet Genre: Indie Folk

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tains too many subtleties that would be confusing for most kids. After first seeing the PG-rating of Jack and Jill, and then seeing the content of the movie, I was confused as to how to feel about it, whether I liked it or not. But what ended up being the film’s redeeming quality was the slew of cameos that were featured, a virtual “who’s who” of former SNL castmates and celebrities. From the aforementioned Al Pacino to David Spade, Shaq, Johnny Depp and even the Jared guy from Subway. The cameos are what saved the movie for me. I was very happy, as usual, to see the “Where’s Waldo”-esque character of Rob Schneider appear once again in a Sandler film.

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fter a year of compiling music, Juliet Piper has released her second sublime album — Poetry With Hands and Feet. Piper is a 20-year-old Indie folk singer and songwriter living in Los Angeles. She has been making music her entire life and plays a wide variety of instruments. Her album Poetry with Hands and Feet is another great addition to her work with beautifully written lyrics and the often overlooked banjo. I don’t think that there is a song on this album that I hate. “Warpaint” is the opening song for the album and starts it off with a good upbeat feel and with a lot of banjo action. “Storm Beneath the Blue” is my personal favorite because the lyrics are great and the song has a calm sound to it. Her music is very unique with the use of musical instruments like the banjo and glockenspiel. If you love acoustic music you will love Juliet Piper. Her sound has been compared to Ingrid Michelson and she has a bright future ahead of her. Best Tracks: “Warpaint,“Storm Beneath the Blue”

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opportunity to ask Kulikova about her experience growing up with music. The Lumberjack (LJ): Who bought you your first guitar? At what age did you start playing? Irina Kurlikova (IK): I started playing guitar at five and a half. Before, I already played piano. My first guitar was a very small one. It had an imprint of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow on it. I don’t know what kind of sign that was? I still have a photo with this guitar. LJ: Your mother is a cellist; do you often play with her? How has she influenced your musical career? IK: My mother was my most important teacher. She had an amazing influence on my development. From my earliest age, I always was around when she was teaching, or playing concerts. And when I started playing guitar, she gave me all kind of ideas about technique and musicality. She knows how to make a cello sing — so what better teacher can you ask for? I dedicated my 2009 Naxos CD to her. LJ: How was the experience of touring around the world at such a young age? IK: It was fantastic, of course. I was only 12 when I started touring. It was a big adventure to discover a different world, different cultures. At the same time, I already realized that it was a big responsibility to go abroad and play for all these people. Today I still feel this combination of adventure and responsibility every time I go abroad. Like last October, when I had my first concert tour in China: discovering a completely new world again. Fantastic. LJ: As an artist, which musicians or composers are particularly influential to you? IK: I often get this question. I find it so difficult to choose between all these great composers that have left us such great works over so many centuries. Every time I’m touched by a beautiful symphony for example, or a piano recital — or just recently, with the Residentieorkest in The Hague: Mischa Maisky playing Dvořák’s cello concerto; magnificent! — of course it influences my own playing. If you would make me mention one composer, it would have to be Rachmaninov; I feel him like a soul mate. And of the classical guitarists, no doubt that José María Gallardo del Rey and the Assad

Brothers have had the greatest influence on my development. Every time I meet them, they make me very happy. Every time I hear them play, they move me so much. LJ: What feelings and emotions are you attempting to channel when you perform? IK: Music has such a big impact on all of us, because it opens up a large variety of deep feelings and emotions. I believe musicians are a medium; it’s our role to transmit the feelings and emotions that the composers put into their music so that the audience feels the music in the purest way. LJ: What has it been like competing and participating in all these competitions? Have you played in any competitions lately? IK: I haven’t participated in any competitions since 2008. That was a very special year: I was awarded five [firstplace] prizes; quite prestigious ones. Then I decided that it was enough. Competitions, I think, are an important part of a student life. They very much help to focus on polishing your music, to learn to pick up new repertoire fast, to handle the pressure on stage. Also, participating in competitions is a great way to meet a lot of people from all over the world and make friends you’ll keep meeting in festivals anywhere. But it is also good to stop at the right moment and discover your musicianship in a broader perspective. I guess the success in 2008 gave me that opportunity at the right moment. LJ: Is this your first time in Flagstaff? IK: Yes. LJ: When you’re not performing, what do you like to do in your spare time? IK: Currently I’m working on a new program, of Russian composers, for my next CD with Naxos. Meanwhile, I’m preparing a fantastic duo project with José María Gallardo del Rey. And there are some more very interesting projects I’m working on. So it is hard to say what is ‘spare time’. I’m living in music all the time. I love reading books, watching movies, cooking for friends. But a threecourse meal seems to turn into a sonata when I’m so much in music. It makes my performance much richer, on stage as well as in the kitchen. LJ: What can Flagstaff community members expect from your performance? IK: True deep love.

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Nickle and Dimed provides social commentary on the current economic climate and presents “a day in the life” of a typical American worker. (Photo by Casey Cordeiro) from THEATER page 23

“Because it is a documentary theater, it is a hard show to put on, to be quite honest,” Ritter said. “So we have a very minimal set [and] it is intended to be brought to life through the audience’s imagination.” Woody Lotts, a junior theater major who plays multiple characters in the performance, said that even with the heavy content of the show, the actors combine humor and real-life situations to make the show very amusing for the audience. “There is a lot of comedy,” Lotts said. “We make the characters larger-than-life so the people are fully entertained, but Alli Ritter also brings home a sense of realness to Barbara, as we all do. We try to bring a sense of realness to these characters even though they are

over-the-top.” Season Ellison, the director of the play, said that at first she was concerned that the subject matter would be a little out of the student’s grasp, but students have been responding well to the show so far. She believes that a lot of people will be able to relate to the characters because most have had low-wage working jobs at some point in their lives. “I think that more students will identify with these characters than not because a lot of our students have worked these jobs,” Ellison said. “They have been at that MallMart, they’ve been at the Kenny’s, they’ve been at various maid and janitorial services. So by nature of our students [who] have done some of these jobs, maybe not for life but at least having experi-

enced them, I think they will be able to identify with the worker characters.” Ritter said she is excited for the opening and thinks students will take the social commentary well. She is ready to show students what it is like out in real-world America. “It’s a play you can walk away with something,” Ritter said. “It’s not necessarily a feel-good story, it’s something that shows her experiences and these are real-life experiences and it is a bit of a social commentary rather than a tale and so it’s not necessarily going to have a happy ending that wraps it all up in a nice package. It kind of just shows it to you and shows you this is what’s out there and don’t close your eyes to it. It’s one of those and we’re going to put it straight in your face.”


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Jobs

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Misc.

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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE “Be a Jail Nurse and never have a Solitary moment”

Full-time LPN opening at AZ State Prison- Kingman – Hualapai facility Must have an active license To Apply go to www.correctioncare.com or e-mail resumes: recruiting@correctioncare.com

Phone: 866-670-3331 Ext. 624 Fax: 309-272-1625 EOE

NOW HIRING: CLASS A HAZMAT TANKER DRIVERS (& other endorsements) SOLO & TEAM

1 year recent T/T experience required OTR experience helpful Local work in Safford and Benson areas $700 - 900/wk average. Benefits after 90 days.

Call 877-205-6320 to see if you qualify Nov. 17 - Nov. 23, 2011 | The Lumberjack 27


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