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TheOur Human Green Movement path to carbon neutrality

HOLY BOULDER HOLDERS, BATMAN! For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, businesses display decorated bras for the First Friday Art Walk.

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AU began an initiative to be a completely sustainable campus by 2020. By constructing buildings with LEED certification in mind, promoting sustainable agriculture programs and reducing energy consumption, the university is well on its way to reaching its goal. But carbon neutrality won’t be achieved through compost and compact fluorescents alone.


SINCLAIR CLOSES STATION The green dinosaur statue at the corner of Milton and Riordan is gone, and the building sits closed behind a metal fence. While the Sinclair station has gone extinct, new chains are moving in.

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THE HUMAN GREEN MOVEMENT our story on the culture of sustainability on the NAU campus


Timothy Haynes stands in front of the ARD building on campus. Haynes is in the masters of sustainability program which tries to bring the human aspect of sustainability to life on campus. (Photo by Derek Schroeder)


NAU looks to keep sprinklers in check University mulls performance funding BY DANIEL DAW and William Brown

BY Mark saunders


t is not an uncommon sight on the NAU campus: A broken sprinkler head pivots around and around on its preprogramed course, sending water jetting onto sidewalks, streets and students in every possible direction. Soon, NAU will be installing a high-tech system to help avoid that exact scenario. see SPRINKLERS page 7 (Photo by Garry Hart)


ith the current trend of education budgets being cut year after year, a new budgeting proposal for the state universities is on its way to the Arizona state legislature. The current budgeting system is based purely on how many students are enrolled in each university and the amount of credits that are taken, but not necessarily completed. The proposal headed to the state legislature would begin performance-based funding, a system that would provide equal base funding to NAU, ASU and

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UA. Also, under the new system, a bonus would be awarded based on the percentage of graduates each university produces, their research output and how many credits are completed by their students. Although the proposal has the support of both the NAU administration and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), the former may be forced to look at how classes are offered and to make sure the classes students need are accessible to as many people as possible. Blaise Caudill, president of ASNAU, said he would like to know more about performance-based funding given his

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NAU COMING OUT WEEK 2011 NAU’s first Coming Out week takes place Oct. 1015. The LGBTQA Resources and Support said they planned the event to be both fun and educational. To read more about Coming Out Week, visit

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PoliceBeat Sept. 26 At 11:01 a.m., the staff at the Science Lab reported graffiti on the east wall of the building. An officer was dispatched and the case is closed. All leads are exhausted. At 11:28 a.m., a student reported his bike stolen from McConnell Hall. The theft occurred on Sept. 25 between the hours of 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. An officer was dispatched to take information.

Sept. 27 At 12:23 p.m., a student reported that he was attacked by three unknown subjects while walking on San Francisco Street at lot 31. The incident occurred on Sept. 26 between

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11:10 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. An officer was dispatched and an investigation is pending. At 5:45 p.m., a subject reported a resident at McKay Village was smoking marijuana inside. This behavior had reportedly been ongoing since approximately Aug. 25 to present. An officer was dispatched. The report is under investigation. At 9:10 p.m., the Reilly Hall staff reported a plastic bag, containing what appeared to be a small amount of marijuana, found by a resident. An officer was dispatched to collect the substance. At 11:32 p.m., the staff at Cline Library reported money had been stolen from the donation jar. see POLICE page 3

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Friday, Oct. 5 First Friday Artwalk [5 p.m. / Downtown]

Auditions for Cabaret [6 p.m./Theatrikos]

Afro Classics [9 p.m./ Green Room]

Flagstaff Song Circle [7:30 p.m. /Zane Grey Ballroom (Weatherford Hotel)]

Sunday, Oct. 7 Farmers’ Market [8a.m./ City Hall]

Performance by Faster Than Light [10 p.m./Mia’s Lounge] NAU 2011 Career Fair [12 p.m./High Country Conference Center]

Performance by Ray Rossi [8 p.m./Altitudes Bar and Grill]

Monday Night Blues with Sammy Mac [8 p.m./Monte Vista Lounge] [7 p.m. /Charley’s Pub and Grill]

Weekend Picks k First Friday Artwaln(Friday@ 5 p.m. –Dow town) e first Friday th Enjoy of the month’s matiny downtown activi es and events.

Arty Bras [6 p.m./Vora Financial Group] NAU Wind Symphony [7:30 p.m. / Ardrey Memorial Auditorium]

NAU Wind Symphony (Friday @ 7:30 p.m.– Ar di drey Memorial Au torium) a perforness Wit mance of classical

Electric Kingdom [9 p.m./Green Room]

Saturday, Oct. 6 NAU Football vs. Eastern Washington [3 p.m./Walkup Skydome] Performance by Johny Laine [3 p.m./Oak Creek Brewing Co.] Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Rojas [8 p.m./Theatrikos]

Performance by Vincent Z [2p.m./Altitudes Bar and Grill] Performance by The Rounders [3 p.m./ Oak Creek Brewing Co.] Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons [7 p.m. /Green Room]

Monday, Oct. 8 Bicycle Polo [5:30 p.m./ NAU sports field]

Karaoke with Ricky Bill [8 p.m./Monte Vista Lounge] Open to all ages

Tuesday, Oct. 9 NAU International Film Series [7 p.m./ Liberal Arts Building, Room 136] NAU Film Series [7 p.m./Cline Library] Performance by Tech N9Ne [8 p.m./Green Room] Two-Step Tuesdays [8 p.m./Green Room]

Wednesday, Oct. 10 Native American Film Series [7 p.m./Cline Library Assembly Hall] Ladies ‘80s [ 8 p.m./ Green Room] Open Mic Night [ 9 p.m./ Mia’s Lounge] Assembly Hall]

InTheNews from POLICE page 2 An officer was dispatched and the case is closed. All leads are exhausted.

Sept. 28 At 6:42 p.m., a passerby reported two male subjects skateboarding in the Knoles Drive parking garage. An officer was dispatched and the subjects were advised of the skateboarding policy on campus. Since neither subject was a student, both subjects were warned of trespassing on campus. At 7:51 p.m., a student reported his girlfriend had attempted to hit him with her vehicle. An officer was dispatched, and the claim of domestic violence was unfounded. All evidence showed the incident was an accident. At 9:14 p.m., the Wilson Hall staff reported an odor of marijuana coming from a room. An officer was dispatched

and one student was cited and released for underage possession of alcohol. Hall staff is internally handling those in possession of marijuana. At 9:41 p.m., a resident of McKay Village called to report an activated fire alarm in their room. The alarm had been caused by construction dust and was deemed a false alarm.

Sept. 29 At 12:35 a.m., the staff at the Gateway Market called to report a subject stealing candy from the store. The subject pushed the employee and ran toward Tinsley Hall. An officer was dispatched and the subject was found near Tinsley Hall. Staff at the Gateway Center did not wish to pursue charges, but requested that the student be warned of trespassing in the store. The subject was warned of trespassing and was escorted back to his residence. At 2:06 p.m., a witness reported a car that had hit an

NAU shuttle and then fled the scene. An officer was dispatched and the case is still open, pending further investigation.

Sept. 30 At 1:19 a.m., an officer reported being out with two intoxicated subjects at University Drive and San Francisco Street. The two subjects were cited and released for minors with liquor in body. At 2:19 p.m., a subject called to report his bicycle brakes had been stolen from his bicycle while it was locked up at McConnell Hall. They were stolen between Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. An officer was dispatched to take information.

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NAUPD looking for suspects in attempted robbery BY Maria Dicosola


he NAU Police Department is on the look out for three suspects who allegedly confronted a student and demanded he hand over his possessions. The victim (who was ap-

proached around 11 p.m. on Sept. 26) fought back, causing the suspects to flee. The case is still an open investigation, as NAUPD has not received enough leads. All three suspects are Hispanic males, with

heights ranging between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5, feet 9 inches. If anyone knows anything regarding this incident, NAUPD is asking people to contact them at (928) 523-3611, or call the Silent Witness Hotline at (928) 774-6111.

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Garages on campus to get toll gates BY Bree purdy


ue to the addition of many new construction endeavors and buildings on campus, NAU plans to make changes to parking by making the Knoles parking garage gated and accessible by a toll fee of $5. The new north-central parking garage — to be built where the Fronske Health Center used to stand — will be a toll-based parking structure as well. Erin Stam, the manager of the Office of Parking and Shuttle Services, said she feels the addition of a toll to the parking garage is a necessity. “The gate system will allow for the area to be protected for the permit holder and to allow us to more easily accommodate a guest or commuter who may not own a permit,” Stam said. According to Stam, a day pass for the Knoles parking garages costs five dollars and accepts only credit cards. A pass is not necessary from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. on weekdays. Since plans are still being worked on for the north-central parking structure, logistics such as hours and rates have not been finalized. However, Stam said prices and hours will most likely mimic the Knoles structure. While toll parking is new to NAU, it is less expensive than other major Arizona universities in terms of toll parking. At UA, parking for over five hours

before 5 p.m. costs $8 and $4 for over three hours after 5 p.m. Toll parking at ASU can range from $2 per hour to a maximum exit fee of $12. Stam said her department is looking to see if congestion in the area will increase with the number of commuters waiting to pay for their parking passes. “A traffic study is currently underway to assess and create the best plan to minimize congestion along that corridor,” Stam said. “We will do our best to make sure the toll is not a hindrance to traffic within the surrounding areas.” The current plans for the northcentral parking garage do include bike enclosures. The structure will also be very secure, Stam said. “Parking Services will continue to work closely with campus police to ensure safety in the area,” Stam said. “Our staff serves as eyes and ears and report any concerns immediately.” Stam said changes to parking on campus are not without merit. “The planned parking garage is part of the campus master plan, which advises the addition in order to accommodate campus growth,” Stam said. “Parking needs to be ‘built up’ and not ‘sprawled out’. The addition of many new and wonderful buildings and facilities to our north and central campus has resulted in a need for more parking in this location.”

Katherine Hinz, a senior secondary education major, demonstrates how the new parking gates will operate. (Photo illustration by Daniel Daw)

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Hopi Youth Carrying on Traditions

At the 2nd annual Hopi Arts & Crafts Market that took place in Heritage Square Sept. 25 in downtown Flagstaff, Marcus Nahsonhay, one of the performers of the exhibition, performs his traditional Hopi dance. (Photo by Andrew Conte)

ASNAU hosts meet to discuss club usage of Union BY William Brown


s a result of past conflicts between NAU students and staff over the use of the University Union, ASNAU held a meeting to discuss what the rules of the Union should be in order to prevent future incidents. The result of the talks was a decision to hold meetings twice a month to discuss free speech rights on campus. ASNAU President Blaise Caudill said the results of the meeting should reflect the wishes of the entire student body, not just a select group of students. “We’re really here to look at all of these forms so we can decide what works for students, and what doesn’t work for students,” Caudill said. “We need to make sure we’re not talking specific groups or organizations, but that we’re actually trying to represent all students to

the best of our abilities, and looking at what’s best for NAU students, and not specific clubs or organizations.” Debated at the meeting was whether clubs and organizations should have to file paperwork in order to request space and usage of the Union. Currently, there are two separate forms to request events. Also discussed were the student handbook and the rules within it addressing student assembly and solicitations for student organizations. Stephanee Freer, founder of NAU Conservatives, said the forms are meaningless to her because her right to free speech overrides the rules put in place by the university. “I don’t think any of this applies, because of the First Amendment,” Freer said. “They outline it here, and they say they respect the rights of others to freely express

themselves and they go on to create a set of guidelines. I think this is not even something we can talk about because it’s unconstitutional.” In response to Freer, Caudill said the guidelines were, in fact, constitutional. “It actually is,” Caudill said. “When you step onto a public university campus, you are consenting to the rules. There are things that are acceptable and not acceptable.” Elizabeth Baumann, a sophomore political science and public relations major, and the vice-president of the NAU Conservatives, said she was concerned about equal rights when it came to vendor rules. “If students have limitations on renting booths, then vendors should have the same restrictions as well,” Baumann said. “My question is: how far in advance is a vendor see UNION page 6

NAUPD releases 2011 Clery Report Last Friday, the NAU Police Department released the 2011 Clery Report, an annually-released collection of safety tips and statistics. These are the crime statistics from 2010. They reflect crimes reported to NAUPD only. (Graphic courtesy NAUPD, “2011 Clery Report”)

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concerns about NAU lowering standards for students. “I think that as a student, I’d like to know more about its direct effect on students as a whole,” Caudill said. “Because, as of right now, my understanding is that it turns universities into a degree mill. I’d want to know more about how the university is going to deal with that, but still ensure quality of education and make sure we don’t become a degree mill.” Dayle Hardy-Short, a communication studies professor, said the university may face some difficulties with performance-based funding if the curriculum continues to change. “The curriculum changes regularly, and the longer a student takes to complete his or her degree, the more difficult it becomes to get the classes that he or she needs because courses get dropped, courses get changed, titles get changed, prefixes get changed . . . and so that makes it more complicated,” Hardy-Short said.

NAU President John Haeger said he is concerned about NAU keeping the same quality of education while raising student success rates. “What can happen — and you have to be very careful — is you have performance metrics, but there isn’t an established performance metric for quality,” Haeger said. “So, how do you guarantee that — even though you’re making it possible for more students to complete courses and more students to get a baccalaureate degree — [you are] going to maintain the quality of the institution?” Haeger also said he has addressed his concern when speaking with instructors. “As I’ve talked to faculty groups, I always say what we’re asking you to do is to spend more time teaching students in particular subject matters in order to make them successful,” Haeger said. “We’re not asking you to lower your standards; in many ways we’re asking you to raise your standards.” Caudill said he worries about the

direction of public education. “I’d be very concerned that we’re solely focused on the economics of the university and turning the university into an industry versus an educational institution,” Caudill said. “That’s a huge thing about performance-based funding is it’s looking at [it] as an industry . . . where public education should not be an industry — it is public education.” Haeger said he does see a benefit in changing funding for NAU. “I think one benefit is it will change the behavior of the institution,” Haeger said. “We will, by definition, get far more focused on producing more graduates for a 21st century economy, and I think that’s a good thing.” Haeger also said instructors would be held to the same productivity levels that the university would be. “Certainly, performance-based funding will extend down to the individual departmental level,” Haeger said.

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Varsity Gasser closes, two chains on the way BY Matthew HAYNIE


lagstaff ’s Varsity Gasser and its Sinclair Oil dinosaur logo have something in common: They are both now extinct. Varsity Gasser was located at the corner of Milton Road and Riordan Road. The station, known for sporting Sinclair Oil’s name and trademark green brontosaurus, Dino, closed Sept. 22. The gas station and the vacant buildings at 1020 S. Milton that were once a New Frontiers and Mountain Home Game Room & Spa store will be demolished. According to Miriam Hyenga, a member of the Phoenix development company that bought the land last week, the corner is going to be the sight of two new arrivals to Flagstaff: Dunkin’ Donuts and the Phoenix-based Zoyo Yogurt shop. An undecided drive-through restaurant is expected to also arrive; the restaurant is still being negotiated by the new owners

with national chains. This introduction of two, possibly three restaurant chains to Flagstaff follows the recent trend the city has been seeing with the openings of Chipotle and Panda Express this previous summer, the more recent Subway Café and the coming Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Todd Cawley, manager of National Accounts for Sinclair, said the decision to close down Varsity Gasser was not theirs to make. “Sinclair didn’t decide to shut [Varsity Gasser] down,” Cawley said. “The owners sold the property.” Owners George and Karen Nackard sold the land to Phoenix developers Aaron Klusman, Bert Hyenga and Miriam Hyenga. George Nackard, now in his mid80s, opened Varsity Gasser in 1997. Now devoid of Dino and fenced off, the remains of the former fuel stop are expected to be torn down within the next few months.

‘Pink Week’ events to benefit Susan G. Komen BY MARK SAUNDERS


rom Oct. 10–16, NAU will be hosting Pink Week, a weeklong event with activities and health workshops for students on campus. All donated proceeds will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds for breast cancer research. Erik Jaeke, a coordinator with Campus Recreation Services, said there are many activities students can participate in and show their support. “Whether your goal is to try a fitness class, go on a hike, learn about healthy lifestyles or simply throw balls at your friends, we’ve got something for [every student],” Jaeke said. A dodge ball tournament, health and fitness expo and workshops covering stress and relaxation are just some of the activities lined up for the week.

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Three local restaurants have also elected to help by donating proceeds to the event. Granny’s Closet will donate 20 percent of sales from Oct. 11, Oregano’s will donate 20 percent of sales Oct. 12, and Chili’s will donate a portion of sales from Oct. 13. An event flyer must be presented at the restaurant on these days when donating a portion of patron’s bills. Erika Brayton, coordinator for the Wall Aquatic Center, said this is the first year Pink Week will include events at the Center. “Our goal is to offer a fun and affordable event for students that will give them a chance to show their support and raise awareness about the impact breast cancer has on those around us,” Brayton said. Brayton added that the Wall Aquatic Center will be hosting their first annual “Splash ‘N Dash” swim and run, where students can swim and race individually or as a team.

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allowed to rent out space?” Near the end of the meeting, Caudill said it might be useful for the committee to examine the way other institutions have handled such issues. “Another thing I think would be really important is if we look at other universities [for ideas,]” Caudill said. The meeting ended with a decision for meetings to be held twice monthly to address free speech and other issues that may appear dealing with the student code of conduct. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in Havasupai A/B in the University Union. To see past articles relating to the incident in the University Union and the subsequent meetings among faculty, staff, administration and students, visit

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With an eye for conserving precious water resources, NAU Capital Assets and Services is looking to install a campus-wide computerized system by 2013 that will aid the grounds staff in dealing with leaks and breaks. In the 2011 fiscal year, NAU’s irrigation system used 28 million gallons of reclaimed water to irrigate plants and green space, and to maintain overall campus aesthetic appeal, according to Lindsay Wagner, a manager within Capital Assets and Services (CAS). However, reclaimed water is subject to city restrictions and wasting this resource can limit the amount campus grounds are allotted by city water officials. This means sprinkler heads and broken lines can potentially pose a threat to campus water usage. Robert Chavez, director of CAS, said the city government can ration the university’s usage of reclaimed water should Flagstaff’s reservoirs begin to run low. “When that happens, we’re put on restrictions for reclaimed water,” Chavez said. “Those [restrictions] typically do not run very long. They may be down a couple days, and [the city] will tell us to reduce our usage. Those are really the only restrictions we have in terms of water usage.” Chavez said the use of reclaimed water is completely separate from campus use of domestic drinking water, and students should not confuse the two resources. When sprinkler heads malfunction and breaks in the line do occur, the NAU Grounds Department is responsible for fixing these problems to help ensure water is not overused in a way that would lead the city to restrict NAU’s access to water. Tex Byars, a CAS Grounds supervisor, said students, rather than ignoring the damage, should call in these problems as work orders for his staff. “A lot of times, when [students] see [broken sprinklers] and ask, ‘why didn’t they fix them,’ well, it’s been fixed and the same person or different person came back and broke it,” Byars said. Pierre Coburn, a sophomore exercise science major, said broken sprinklers prove a hazard to

more than just water usage allocation. He said he has seen sprinklers disrupt traffic as well. “People have to walk through the streets because the sprinklers might be spraying on the sidewalks, and they don’t want to get wet,” Coburn said. “Buses have to stop, and it’s a hazard.” Byars said the sprinklers only run during the day — when certain landscape projects need the water to help roots establish themselves in the soil, especially during high temperatures and wind speeds. He said if sprinklers are running in areas where the grass is not newly planted then there is a problem that needs to be addressed. One possible explanation for the time repairs take is that only three people are responsible for repairs and routine maintenance to the irrigation system: one for north campus, one for central campus and one for south campus. Elise Iglesias, a sophomore sociology major, said she was surprised at how few employees are responsible for such a wide area of irrigation. “We’re a technologically advanced school,” Iglesias said. “If we can spend millions of dollars on a [new] gym, we should be able to spend money on new sprinklers.” Chavez said there is currently a push for the use of an automated irrigation system. He said this system is already being planned for implementation in newer construction projects across campus. Chavez said this new system can adjust water usage based on weather conditions, give a detailed map of the sprinkler system, track domestic and reclaimed water usage and allow workers and staff to control system functions from their computer or phone. Ralph Padilla, the CAS Grounds supervisor, said while the new system is costly and would take a long time to install, it would offer his department tremendous relief when trying to regulate water usage on campus. “We’ll know exactly where the problem is,” Padilla said. “[If] we get an alert in the morning that says excessive flow on station one . . . we’ll know exactly where to send the guys in the morning.” Wagner said the estimated time of completion for the automated system would be around summer of 2013.

Found a malfunctioning sprinkler? Students who do see issues with sprinklers or other irrigation structures are encouraged to call Capital Assets and Services at (928) 523-4227 to submit a work order. Information for a work order can also be submitted at the CAS website: https://

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Is all the construction on campus really necessary? Staff Editorial


cynical joke around campus is repeated over and over again, so much so that the joke itself seems magically imbued with a self-fulfilling prophetic element. “When will NAU finish construction on campus?” the joke begins. It ends rather with a sarcastic abruptness: “Never.” Perhaps a freshman chuckles, and that is enough for the jest to keep on living from year to year. It can easily be argued that — in competition with UA’s red brick and ASU’s, uh, “lake” — NAU has the most beautiful campus amongst the three state universities. A scenic view of the San Francisco Peaks, forested areas between a nice mix of both modern and brick buildings and plenty of green spaces. In fact, if we toss out the minor consideration that cemeteries flank us, we believe NAU would clinch a decisive victory in the “Arizona Public University Beauty Pageant,” or APUBP for short. Which makes it all the more puzzling why we, as a university, insist on making sure this beautiful campus is in a perpetual and constant state of being torn up. We understand both the past and future of NAU, in that construction and renovation on the campus is neither new or going to go away anytime soon, at least according to the Campus Master Plan. We also understand that, as students, we do want new build-

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ings — new places to live, eat, exercise, work and learn. We just do not understand why it is necessary to build a new sidewalk between the Adel Mathematics building and the Fieldhouse — construction that restricts traffic even more on north campus and puts students in a position where their only walking

corridor is in the midst of the only place where cars can drive. What is this project accomplishing, specifically? All of this construction and upgrading of the Mountain Campus contradicts NAU’s announced plans for this decade: a greater role for online components and classes, and less of one for the concept of

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the traditional university campus. Of course, as NAU continues to offer experienced professors retirement incentives and reduce the number of available classes, we wonder if maybe that is just what they are doing: sprucing up campus to show off on the website to some kid in Phoenix who cannot tell an Aspen from a Pon-

derosa, anyway. We cannot mention this issue without bringing up the use of fast-declining federal stimulus dollars, and we cannot blame NAU for using the money while they have it. Except construction never hinged on federal money — new buildings went up before the recession and new buildings will go up after the recession. At a forum held during the summer to discuss the construction and changes to the north campus quad, one faculty member had the courage to say what many in the room were thinking: that, as selfish as it may seem, we’re here now. Why is a future generation of students and teachers more entitled to an intact and beautiful campus than we are? Why will they get “green spaces” and gardens when we get dead grass and plastic, orange fences? Then again, who’s to say they ever will get the serene and atrest campus we could never have? Maybe they’ll keep on dreaming about the new green spaces the university will eventually install and then, inevitably, wake up from that dream to find themselves surrounded by metal fencing when the university decides the sidewalk needs widening. Then maybe they’ll tell the new freshman our collective macabre joke and continue a campus tradition of waiting for the day of serenity that never comes for the students of NAU.

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Smokers need to be more considerate


hile sitting outside nearly anywhere around campus, one can only be impressed by the number of cigarette butts that litter the ground. Impressed, or disgusted. Although cigarette disposals and garbage cans are prevalent, most NAU students just cannot seem to locate them. Not only is it aesthetically displeasing, but it is environmentally unAmanda friendly. What many horner people might not know is that cigarette filters are not easily biodegradable. They are made out of cellulose acetate: a plastic. This can take as long as 18 years to decompose; in the meantime, those chemicals leach into waterways and cause other environmental hazards, such as problems for wildlife. Most people probably don’t throw plastic bottles or candy wrappers blatantly on the street, but tossing cigarette butts on the ground can become second nature, especially for avid smokers. It’s easy to think that it

doesn’t add up to much, but it adds up tremendously. Many cities, including San Francisco, report cigarette butts as a quarter of their litter on roads and highways. The Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, which is financed by a cigarette giant, says that cigarette litter accounts for between 28–33 percent of litter worldwide. When considering the number of people who smoke, these statistics are hardly surprising. Studies do, in fact, show that current trends point toward the number of smokers only increasing in the next few years. But when you take a look at how smoker-friendly NAU makes the campus, it really is appalling. Reprimanding college students for smoking is quite absurd, because as young adults were are capable and expected to make our own choices. Yet the complacency we show through this is just sad. Does smoking really need to also mean littering? Of course it doesn’t. NAU smokers should be more conscientious toward these behaviors and start respecting the area. After all, we do study, live and work here.

Where is the instant gratification in holding onto a used cigarette for a little while? There is not any. But there is the courtesy factor and long-term environmental benefits which are still significant. First, there is respect for the people around you. Others are surrounded by the litter that contains tar, as well as your saliva which is unpleasant in nearly every aspect; second-hand smoke is bad enough already. Cosmetically, it destroys campus. The ashes are rubbed on benches and create a mess, and the cigarette butts on the ground are not exactly eye-candy. The environment suffers a huge blow when cigarettes are washed down storm drains and into our water systems. I enjoy smoking my Camels before class just as much as the next smoker. However, cleaning up after yourself is important — and could help eliminate some of the negative attitudes people have about smokers. Chances are, wherever you are on campus when you have finished your cigarette, there is a sanitary place to drop it nearby. And by that, I don’t mean the sidewalk.

Recruiters at community centers not acceptable


hether some people would like to admit it, the United States military has a gay population. Until recently, gays have always served under the bleak shadow of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a provocative piece of legislation that allowed gays to serve under the condition they do not state they are gay. Gay men and women were forced to put on a façade in order to serve their country, and if they did not, they Kelly ran the risk of losing ross their jobs. With the recent repeal of DADT on Sept. 20, it seems the military has turned over a new leaf. They have even sent military recruiters to gay community centers. While it may seem like a nice gesture on behalf of the military, it is a complete slap in the face. The military is simply turning a blind eye to the fact that they have oppressed gays and lesbians for

years. It is no secret that gays have never been welcomed, especially with legislation like DADT. So why are they changing their tune all of a sudden? Why is it that the military seems to be so hunkydory about gays and lesbians enlisting? Because it is beneficial for them. They need and want more soldiers, and the gay community has been a largely untapped resource. Through history, the United States military has only allowed minorities to serve when it was convenient or beneficial in some way. African Americans have served in the military since the Revolutionary War because of the shortage of manpower, but the military was not desegregated until 1948. In World War II, Native Americans were welcomed into the military with open arms because they were code-talkers: Something the military placed a lot of value in. Now the military is recruiting gay men and women that just a few weeks ago would have been forced into hiding

and made to feel shameful about their sexual identity. It is simply unacceptable for the military to target this specific group of individuals to recruit. It is not like the military would go to a black community center or a Baptist church to recruit African American soldiers specifically. So how is this acceptable? Just because the military has decided to allow gays to enlist openly does not mean that they should be specifically seeking them out. These community centers are not the place to be recruiting soldiers, but instead a place for gays to feel comfortable with themselves and entirely safe. Furthermore, it is rather amazing how a country can ask these men and women to serve in the military, put their lives on the line, leave their families and then not even grant them the same rights that others already have. While this is a step in the right direction towards equality, it is done in such an utterly inappropriate way.


Calls for action against Pakistan are absurd


his is just getting silly. On Sept. 25 a Republican senator decided to run his mouth and utter the words that have been the quirky catch phrase of Republicans over the past decade or so: “Pakistan,” Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said, “is engaging in hostile acts against the United States and our ally Afghanistan . . . if they continue . . . we’re going to have to put all options on the table.” In true Republican style, Graham threatened military action without quite threatening it. To be fair, the “all options” line is one that isn’t exclusive to Republicans. A simple search online brings up thousands of quotes attributed to numerous politicians in the past decade, President Obama included. John But we need to wise up here and face facts: Westover Threatening anyone we don’t agree with is just stupid. Graham went on to say, “The best solution is for Pakistan to fight all forms of terrorism . . . but Pakistan is terrorism itself. They have made a tremendous miscalculation.” Ignoring the fact that that makes only a slight amount of sense, who he is trying to impress is unclear. But really? Does anyone, domestic or abroad, really buy this nonsense anymore? Here are just a few ways the idea of military action against Pakistan is ridiculous: They have nuclear weapons. Oh wait, stop there. Sen. Graham seems to have miscalculated, himself. The notion of actually going to war with a nation that has nuclear capabilities is an absurd one. What does he think will happen? American tanks will roll into Islamabad, replace another regime, and suddenly everything will be perfect for American action in the Middle East? Surely no country would be foolish enough to push back against AMERICA. Come on, let’s get real. Pakistan is not Afghanistan, nor is it even Iraq. There is only the slightest chance that action against them wouldn’t end very, very poorly. Not to mention, of course, that we are already in the midst of several conflicts that still, even after over a decade, have almost no end in sight. We may refer to Afghanistan as “our ally,” but everyone is aware of the reality of the situation. Is the U.S. government really going to take or threaten to take action against every sovereign nation that might “stand in our way?” At what point does this costly game end for us? One of the goals of the 9/11 attacks was to bankrupt America, and so far it’s been pretty effective. We don’t need more so-called “defense” spending to add to our financial woes. American politicians, and especially unstable Republicans, need to embrace and accept the fact that big fightin’ words are not the best way to deal with other nations. Does it appear that a part of the Pakistani government might have backed an insurgent bombing in September? Yes. Is ‘might’ a good reason to draw our guns and run off shooting? Absolutely not. U.S.–Pakistani relations may be tenuous, but until there is significant evidence to suggest that the Pakistani government is actively working against the U.S. and killing Americans, threatening them is not a good way to deal with things. Sen. Graham needs to think a little more and talk a little less, like a good deal of our politicians.

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ABOVE: The ARD building has been the highlight of NAU’s sustainable movement. RIGHT: With solar panels that produce up to 20 percent of the building’s electricity and 30 percent of its contruction from recycled material, the ARD building is NAU’s only LEED platinum structure. (Photos by Barbara Boksa and Derek Schroeder)

ustainability to some people is more than a philosophy, more than a lifestyle. A philosopher would say it’s a way of being in the universe; to me it’s an acceptance of your responsibility,” says Timothy Haynes, a student getting his master’s degree in sustainable communities. According to Haynes, “The green movement isn’t going to do anything if we don’t have action behind it.” Our campus, as part of the ACUPCC (American College and University President’s Climate Commitment), made a goal to be a completely sustainable campus by 2020. As that date creeps closer and closer, more responsibility should be placed on the students and

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culture rather than mere technology. “I think a lot of the things we have wanted to get done will be done by the time our Climate Commitment time comes,” President John Haeger said. “NAU is a leader in this movement.” This statement is backed by an ongoing Climate Commitment project — which begins with NAU’s commitment to be a completely sustainable campus by 2020. Every year, major strides are made toward reaching the 2020 goal — including four LEED silver certified buildings, four LEED gold certified buildings, and one LEED platinum certified building, the best rating possible.


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“Did you know that 1 out of every 10,000 people in a room is going to be a government spy?”

-Breathless, overexcited kid to mom in Bookman’s

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Pooch prescription prescription For freshman Marlee Croff, a dosage of canine is just what the doctor ordered animals for psychological and psychosocial aid. “I used to have a cat that I would take with arlee Croff sits on her bed in her dorm me everywhere and it was kind of like my therapy room in Sechrist Hall. The smile on her animal, until Jay was born at my house a little over face is both welcoming and tired. Origi- a year ago,” Croff explains. In her own words, Croff details that Jay, and nally from Michigan, Croff now lives with her family in Wickenburg, Ariz.­— a city about 45 any type of therapy dog, is an “Emotional support animal, and (he) helps me deal with anxiety and minutes from Phoenix. “My dad, Aaron, is an office manager and my depression.” In order to get Jay here, Croff had to go mom, Elizabeth, works with American Express,” through an extended amount of tests through her Croff says. Coming to NAU was a decision partially therapist to prove that she indeed does suffer from based on how close it was to home, as Croff did anxiety and depression, and in fact does need Jay by her side. not want to attend an out of “Jay helps me get out state college. of bed in the morning,” she Animal Assisted Therapy: Does it In Croff’s arms lays an says.“I notice that I’m not almost unnoticeable animal really work? as anxious or moody when when calm and quiet — her Because the effectiveness of AAT is Jay’s around.” teacup Yorkshire terrior And although she is named Jay. difficult to test, scientists are still in still on antidepressants, with “But when he’s in troudebate whether the treatment works. a therapy animal, Croff does ble, his name is Jacob Lee,” A study conducted at Emory Univernot need to be prescribed Croff playfully explains. such a large amount. Antisity in 2008 showed a slight improveQuiet and timid to depressants often help with those he does not know, Jay ment in autistic children’s psychologithe effects of depression, stays near Croff’s lap, peekcal symptoms who interacted with but only approximately ing his eyes over the blantwo-thirds of people dealing dolphins than those who didn’t. kets every once in a while. with depression respond to “We’re trying to work the treatments. on him barking at people,” What do you think? “Anti-depressants staCroff says, adding, “It’s bilize my anxiety, but with funny, he only ever barks at Join the conversation at Jay I don’t have to take such people he knows.” and a high dosage,” Croff says. It may be hard to share your thoughts on AAT and its Croff’s roommate, Jescomprehend the fact that sica Self, also has grown to Jay isn’t just an endeareffectiveness. love Jay as her own. ing house pet visiting Croff “We were randomly from home. Jay is actually a service animal to placed [as roommates], but I like dogs so I Croff, most commonly called a therapy dog. “I started suffering from depression and anx- wasn’t too worried to begin with,” Self explains. iety freshman year of high school,” Croff explains. “He didn’t really like me at first, he was kind of She deals with anxiety and depression on a daily afraid of me, but now he loves me — he likes to basis and enjoys the benefits of animal assisted snuggle.” Anyone who has witnessed a loving familtherapy. Animal-assisted therapy is a relatively new ial connection with a pet, whether it is a dog or form of treatment, confirmed as an actual form of a cat, can comprehend the worth of an animal in therapy for mental health in America in the 1990s. life regardless of all the information proving it’s While many people may be aware of therapy ani- merit. By bringing verve and spark to a desolate mals for the use of physical aid, such as guide dogs day, animals can quickly and effortlessly put love for the blind, fewer people recognize the use of and happiness into the heart. BY napua kalani


ABOVE: Freshman Marlee Croff shares a moment with her therapy dog Jay. BELOW: Jay is a teacup Yorkshire terrior and has been with Marlee for a little over a year. “Jay helps me get out of bed in the morning,” Croff says. (Photos by Napua Kalani)

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Branching Out By Emma Changose in South AFrica


hen the temperature drops and the leaves change at NAU, spring is just beginning in South Africa. In typical spring break fashion, my friends and I loaded up our car and began our road trip to Namibia. Miles and miles of desert, sand dunes and emptiness, in a country roughly double the size of Arizona, Namibia has a population of only 1.9 million. But don’t be fooled — it makes up for it with its stunning landscape and a unique personality. Our first destination was the city of Swakupmund on the northwestern coast of the country. When we had to ask for directions it quickly became apparent that when a local describes a day’s trip you could easily expect a 10-hour drive on good roads, which are not necessarily the norm in Africa. Likewise, a very short drive is no less than three

Life A spring break road trip — in South Africa

hours. It soon became very clear that Namibians travel to the beat of their own drum — a pace that is very different from our own. Namibian culture is nothing like what we know in America. They are patient. In Flagstaff the snow will come and the lines at the Snow Bowl lifts will form, populating the place with eager snow boarders and skiers. But Namibians get to hit the slopes, too. The only difference is that it’s springtime and they prefer to coast through powdery sand dunes. No chairlifts, no obstacles and no lines. Just sand. Hiking up a dune in snowboarding boots isn’t the easiest thing to do — to say the least — but the effort is well worth the beauty of standing on top of a ridge in a sea of sand. My instructor was a woman originally from San Francisco. When I asked her how long she has lived in Namibia, she told me she hadn’t officially moved yet. She explained she was taking it one day at a time. That was 19 years ago. I suppose time really

does fly when you’re living on the other side of the globe. After leaving Swakupmund we made our way up to the small town of Otjo, where we set up camp. Due to a healthy population of spiders, I decided to sleep in the car. As I write this, we are at Etosha National Park, where the adventure is truly beginning. Driving around the park in true safari fashion we see lions, giraffes, elephants and enough springbok (a small gazelle-like creature) to feed a river full of crocodiles. I share my campsite with hyenas and rhinos because we are all relying on the watering hole only a short distance away. Tomorrow we will start making our way back to South Africa. I wish I had more time to explore Namibia. At the same time, I realize that I may have done more in this week alone than most Namibians have the opportunity to do their whole lives. I recently had a conversation with a local named Kevin about the dozens of hitch-

hikers lining the side of the road. He told me that they wait there to catch a ride into the city and sell tomatoes. Sometimes they wait up to a week to catch a ride, sleeping on the side of the road if they don’t happen to get picked up. Once they do, they sell their tomatoes, catch a ride back home and repeat the process. In the same amount of time it has taken me to travel the country, some local has sat at the side of the road waiting to get picked up to sell tomatoes in an effort to feed his family. They don’t know when someone will stop, and when they do they don’t know if they can make it all the way to town. It matters little to them though — it is simply the way of life in Namibia. I suppose time is relative wherever you go. Maybe I’m still used to American speed, where our lives are dictated by instant gratification. Perhaps my sandboarding teacher and the hitchhikers are on to something. Perhaps we should all just slow down.

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Life How are we doing?

We look at NAU’s sustainable efforts and grade them accordingly

The Yellow Bike program during the 2010-11 academic year had 323 users borrow 60 bikes for a total of 754 checkouts. 42 percent of users checked out a bike for two or more weeks:

The Leave Green campaign diverts thousands of pounds of landfill material to reuse or recycle. In 2011, 13,031 lbs of clothing, 63 pieces of furniture, and 3,862 lbs of food were saved from the landfill:

Bus ridership has increased 46 percent from a weekly average of 24,000 in 2009-10 to 35,000 in 2010-11:



Thermostatic controls are being installed in student rooms in all newly renovated halls. Plans are in place for retrofits in the other halls:

In the fall 2011 cycle, 96 percent of freshman applications were received electronically:

C+ By angela mccoy & Desirae smith

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.


appy October, beloved readers. In case you’re just joining us here at the Naked Truth, I’m Angela, the director of SET, and with me as always is Desirae, our administrative aide. The question this week is something every guy stresses about at some point (as shown by the overwhelming amount of questions received on the topic) so keep your pants on and get ready as we unroll this week’s question inch-by-inch. “My friends and I share a common dilemma: We have, well, less than average penises (in terms of size, that is). We got together and asked the question ‘Is it really that important?’ Maybe you can help us out on this one.” -The Small Boys Let us just say, Small Boys, that we think it’s great you and your friends are so open with each other about this. A lot of men would not be comfortable discussing penis size with their friends. And hey, you might not all be as small as you think. Average penis size is five and a half inches erect and two and a half inches flaccid. This goes for the general male population of the United States. So really, your “tiny tool” isn’t really all that tiny in the scheme of things. And remember, some men are showers and some men are growers, so don’t stress over the size you’re working with when it’s not at attention. Now let’s get down to your real question, is it really that important? We know you’ve heard “it’s not the size of the boat; it’s the motion of the ocean” but does this really ring true? The answer, S.B., is yes. Society makes you think you need to be packing a shotgun to do any damage, but that really is not the case. Sex is so much more than the size of your willy wonker — your ol’ Augustus Gloop — it’s about intimacy and the flow of hormones.

When it comes to heterosexual relations, the lady folk don’t really care about the length of your penis. It’s the girth they care about. All of the nerves lie on the outer region of the vagina and only up to about an inch inside. Whether it’s nine inches or four, if the girth is the same it’ll feel the same to a female partner. Plus, the vagina is only four to six inches long (depending on the lady) so anything over that won’t fit completely inside. On the other hand, homosexual relations are more preference dependent. Some boys like something beefy to work with while others prefer something more on the vegetarian side. Be sure to find out what your partner prefers and how to work with this. So now you’re asking: What if I just want to buy a get-big-quick exercise to lengthen and strengthen my pocketknife into a machete? Instruments like that don’t exist. If they did, every male in America would be walking around with a kielbasa poking out of his shorts. Lastly, we have to squash the rumors that the penis is a muscle. It’s not — plain and simple. It’s just some veiny tissue with some tubing inside. The muscles that men often confuse with a “penis muscle” are their pubococcygeus muscles, which are located around your pubic bone and are the reason why you can hold it when you’ve really got to pee. They are sometimes confused with being an actual muscle in the penis because some men can clench and release this muscle. But it’s not all bad news. You can actually work these out through Kegel exercises to make you last longer, control your orgasms, and make your penis firmer. All you have to do is clench down like you’ve really got to pee, hold it for ten seconds, and release. We hope this helps, Small Boys. Don’t be ashamed of the metal you’re working with. The penis is an incredibly delicate and sensitive organ. That’s what makes it so fantastic. So be proud of your size, because really, it’s not that small. Until next time, keep sending in your questions to set. or visit us on the SET Facebook page and remember — it’s not how deep you fish; it’s the wiggle of your worm.

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The campus has solar compactors around campus and a 163 kW solar farm used for alternative energy. Anyone who can crunch numbers and look at statistics can see that the school is exhibiting green initiative. However, exactly how much weight can purely technological advancements pull? NAU’s strive to be green has been going on as long as the university has been active, according to president Haeger. He attributes this to the fact that Flagstaff is located in such a natural beautiful environment, the presence of the Native American tribes and the size of our student body, which promotes a sense of community. As we embark deeper and deeper in energy conscious movements, just having the environmental resources will only go so far. “We only have about eight years to make some huge changes — this is never going to happen if the student body and culture doesn’t get behind on this,” says Bryan McLaren, Sustainability Coordinator. McLaren’s main goal is to bring together the campus in unison under the same goal: making sustainable changes through community. McLaren’s department is a one-man team rather than a collaboration of hands and brains, not due to budget cuts or lack of care, but as a strategic plan behind NAU’s philosophy. “ASU and NAU are perfect comparisons on this issue. Both presidents are leaders in sustainability. Although we are not a fan of top down commands. Their model is huge, they aren’t going to talk to each other so they have an office of sustainability and they do everything,” McLaren says. McLaren is successful in his job because everyone is talking and collaborating with each


other on the topic—when everyone is taking full responsibility for the environment. Motivated by this, he is working with leading student groups. Through getting a dominant part of the student body on board, the goal of getting everyone active is plausible. “Student life for example . . . the idea would be one rep from each hall, so a council of sustainability [would exist] to . . . lead everyone to make some changes about the way they live,” said McLaren. “If the people take responsibility then that will lead us. People are extremely creative, especially in Flagstaff.” No matter what a student is involved with, one can bring sustainability into one’s group, life and project. Even through everyday life, it is a responsibility that must be taken seriously. Haynes has a very accurate view on this — on campus, there are 7,100 beds in which the residents pay a fixed rate. The renter can either take a twominute or a 20-minute shower, while still paying the same amount for water. A student can take a plate a food, or five while using a meal plan, and still pay the same. This is an example on how the responsibility lies within the people — the motivation must come from the students to take charge of the environment in which they live. “If we don’t ingrain sustainability within ourselves, we could lose it all within two years when leadership shifts,” says McLaren. Through looking at the numbers one can see NAU is leading in the movement of green universities, although as one can also see, the main progress isn’t going to come unless the culture is behind it. “There can be no sustainability without the human aspect,” says Haynes. President Haeger agrees: “If we want to control our destiny, we have to care about this. It isn’t a choice anymore.”

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his past Friday, the Jacks were able to find the back of the net against the Lions of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) as NAU gained its first victory of the season with a 10–3 win. The Ice Jacks came out strong and disciplined in the first period by keeping the penalties down and the offensive pressure high. After a flurry of shots, NAU opened the scoring at the 16 minute, 35 second mark of the first period with a goal by freshman forward Hunter Coleman. Three minutes later, after a turnover and a sloppy clear by the Ice Jacks, LMU fired a clean shot past NAU junior goaltender Quinn Mason. NAU did not let that faze them as they finished the period with four more goals — three of them by junior forward Taylor Dustin to record a hat trick. “It felt awesome,” Dustin said. “Playing ASU we didn’t get a whole lot of shots and we worked on that in practice and got a lot of shots on net and just worked on burying the puck and, as you can see, it transferred to tonight.” Assistant coach Travis Johansen said what the fans saw in the first period is exactly how the team should play. “We always tell the guys to come out hard in the first period,” Johansen said. “Make the first impression [and] go out and get on the forecheck and keep that presence all through the game.” In the second stanza, with a new goaltender in net for the Lions, the Ice Jacks continued the pressure, scoring three goals to LMU’s one. The Lions’ lone goal in the second came on a shoddy penalty kill by NAU. Sophomore forward Ryan Greenspan capitalized on an


LMU turnover to score on a breakaway, short-handed goal with five seconds left in the period. In the third, with more penalties and hits throughout, the Ice Jacks put the icing on the cake with two goals, one by Greenspan and the other by Coleman, their second goals of the game. Seniors Michael Farnham and Barrett Buckowich, along with junior Nick Short, also scored for NAU. Greenspan said even though the scoreboard looked like it was a blowout, there were still problems the team needs to fix for the future. “Through the whole game we were playing down to their level,” Greenspan said. “We still haven’t gotten up to what we can do. We’re still trying to build it up — first, second and third period. We need to build it up and keep it going.” Coach Johansen agreed, saying the style the Ice Jacks want to play is not there yet. “I thought we looked slow tonight,” Johansen said. “We had good moments here and there, flashes of what we want to see, but I thought we were slow and sluggish and we have a lot more than what that game shows.” Going into next week’s series against ASU, Johansen said this team has a lot to work on to gain a win against their rivals. “We need to clean up the neutral zone and we need to get our feet moving,” Johansen said. “It looked like we had slow feet out






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Volleyball undefeated streak rained on by PSU BY travis guy


umberjack volleyball traveled to the northwest to face off with the Vikings of Portland State and the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Eagles, splitting 1–1 and ending their undefeaed streak. “The girls said that we were playing not to lose, [instead of] to win,” said head coach Craig Choate, via NAU Athletics. “Things just kind of lightened after that.” NAU ended their weekend with a 3–2 victory over EWU. The Eagles took the first two sets with scores of 26–24 and 25–18. The first set was a back-and-forth duel, but the second set was not as close of an affair. The Eagles jumped out to a lead that forced the Jacks to play catch-up the whole time. NAU came within two points about halfway through the set, but EWU took control and finished the set with consecutive points. The Lumberjacks rallied to take the final three stanzas 25–19, 25–22

and 15–12. EWU scored the first point of the third game, but NAU tallied the next three, giving them a lead EWU matched, but was not be able to overcome. The third set was capped off by a kill from junior outside hitter Jen Wilson, giving NAU the 25–19 win.


NAU kept their momentum going in the fourth set, leading by as many as five points through the match. The Eagles battled to within two, but a kill by freshman outside hitter Taylor Stephens sealed the deal, evening the match at two sets apiece. In the final frame, EWU trailed for the majority of the match, only tying NAU twice. Freshman middle blocker Sydney Kemper put the nail in the coffin and moved the Jacks to 13–1 overall with the final kill of the game. Junior libero Anna Gott tallied a career high 34 digs and Wilson scored

her second consecutive double-double with 11 digs and 16 kills. “We just talked about taking it one set at a time and having some fun,” Choate said, via NAU Athletics. “We just started playing well after that.” The Jacks started their road trip 12–0 when they arrived in Portland, looking to extend the school record they broke in their last game against Sacramento State. The Vikings had other ideas and handed the Lumberjacks their first loss of the season, beating them 3–1. NAU dropped the first set of the match 25– 15, followed by a close 26–24 loss in the second. The Jacks made sure that they were not swept in straight sets by clinching the third stanza 25–18, but came up short in the fourth with a 25–16 loss. Wilson hit a career high 19 kills throughout the match, but that did not help the Lumberjacks, who posted a season low 13 percent hitting average. The Jacks continue conference play when they match up with Northern Colorado on Oct. 8 in Greeley, Colo.

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Soccer drops Big Sky opener BY raymond reid


he NAU women’s soccer team ventured to Colorado, looking for their second win of the season, in games against Big Sky Conference (BSC) foe Northern Colorado and non-conference opponent Air Force. Entering the weekend, no team in the BSC had a winning record. Although the trip didn’t go the way of the Lumberjacks, the ladies losing one game and playing to a draw in the second, there was still much to look forward to from NAU in BSC play. Adversity has been an issue since early on for the Lumberjacks, but it has not affected the demeanor of this young team. “I’m very impressed; we’ve

faced a lot of adversity this season,” said senior forward Jenna Samora. “We’ve done a good job of overcoming it and I think we’re beginning to put it all together.” NAU traveled to Colorado Springs to face Air Force Academy on Oct. 2. The Lumberjacks played the Falcons into double overtime, with the game ending at a 0–0 stalemate. The Jacks outshot the Falcons 14–9, but could not get any shots into the net. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Weaver played the entire game for NAU, recording six saves. “I think we played really well, luck just wasn’t really on our side,” said sophomore defender Alana D’Onofrio. “We dominated both teams; Northern Colorado capitalized on their opportunities and we’re really just unlucky, but we are definitely showing that we’re improving and playing really good.” see SOCCER page 20

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The Ice Jacks make a play for the goal in their 10–3 win against the Lions from Loyola Marymount. (Photo by Daniel Daw) from HOCKEY page 18

there, and we need to clean up our defensive zone and make that good first pass out of our zone.” Greenspan agreed, saying the way the Ice Jacks played against the Lions will not work against the Sun Devils. “Hopefully we [come] out [hard] against ASU; not as dead as we did against this team,” Greenspan said. “We took this team very lightly and against ASU we need to go out there hard and keep the hitting up and the penalties down.” The Ice Jacks are on the road next weekend, Oct. 7 and 8, for games against their instate rivals, the Division II Sun Devils. Both games can be heard live on KJACK Radio at 1680 AM or online at

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NAU opened Big Sky play with a match against Northern Colorado on Sept. 30. The Jacks fell to the Bears 2–0, but played a much closer game than the final score indictated. The Bears edged the Lumberjacks in shot attempts 16–14. Samora led the team with four attempts at the net, followed by senior forward Chelsea Bednarz with three. The shots were coming from both sides but none had reached the back of the net until the 26th minute when Northern Colorado’s junior Alexsys Tamayo broke the stalemate and recorded the first goal of the match. That goal was followed up 32 minutes later in the

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LMU players scramble around their net in an attempt to block another Ice Jack goal. (Photo by Daniel Daw)

58th minute by Northern Colorado’s sophomore Brittany Dunn. “I think our senior leadership has been very good this year all things considered,” said women’s soccer head coach Andre Luciano. “It’s been a frustrating season and it’s a new experience for them; they’ve been used to winning the last few years and they’re not sure how to handle it at times, but they stay positive and focused and keep that mentality towards winning these last 5 games and making it to the Big Sky Conference tournament.” NAU opens up their home conference schedule with an Oct. 7 game with Idaho State visiting at Lumberjack Stadium.


Receiving pair reunites in Flag Khalil Paden and Austin Shanks come full circle from Pop Warner BY Brett Murdock


ot often does a football player get the chance to reunite with a fellow athlete from his youth and once again play on the same team, especially when the two played in California and are now in Arizona. For NAU receivers Khalil Paden and Austin Shanks, their journeys have led them to the Lumberjacks and the bond still remains intact. Paden, a junior transfer student who started his collegiate career at San Jose State before making the jump to Flagstaff, and Shanks, a senior who has been with the program all four years, share a connection extending back to their childhood playing Pop Warner football in Chatsworth, Calif. At 11 years old, the duo played for the Chatsworth Chiefs. Shanks raved of Paden's football abilities even at that age and was there to look after his friend on the field. "He [Paden] was like the head person on the team," Shanks said. "Touchdowns, punt returns, he played quarterback. It was him pretty much doing everything. I played corner early and blocked — mainly for him." Like many childhood friendships, the two began to drift apart as they started new chapters in their lives, continuing their careers at different high schools in the Los Angeles area. But the two always kept in touch throughout the years. "We weren't as close as we went our separate ways, but I used to talk to him [Shanks] every once in a while," Paden said. "I'd check in on him, see how he's doing. I knew what high school he went to and I'd check on his stats." After not receiving the experience he envisioned at San Jose State, Paden decided to change his scenery and switch to NAU, but not before contacting his old friend. "I transferred here in spring 2010 and I talked to [Shanks]," Paden said. "I knew Austin went here, and I knew if I transferred down I wouldn't have to sit out a year. I told him to tell the coaches about me, let them know I was interested in transferring. He looked out for me and they offered me a full scholarship." When Shanks was alerted of his old friend's planned

transfer, he knew that he needed to make it possible for Paden to wind up in Flagstaff. "He already knew I'd look out for him," Shanks said. "I've known him for too long to just brush him off. If he needs me, I've got him and vice versa." When Paden and Shanks hooked back up, they instantly rekindled their friendship and in the process, strengthened the connection. "It’s crazy that I ended up coming here and now I'm best friends with Austin Shanks," Paden said. "We were kids together and we went our separate ways, and somehow we ended up being best friends again. It was just a crazy experience." This season so far, Paden has been a major contributor, catching touchdowns

in two games, including the only score of the season opener against ASU. He has also piled up the receiving yards, becoming a reliable target in NAU's passing attack. Shanks has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and has yet to play in the Jacks’ four games, though the production has not slacked. "Him and Ify [Umodu] are making up the slack for while I'm out," Shanks said. "It will be less pressure when I come back because they [opposing defenses] have to not just worry about me, but him and Ify." When he makes his return, his counterpart knows what to expect. "I already know how much of an explosive player he is," Paden said. "I can't wait for it to happen because we've been talking about us lining up on the field together, [it] is going to be fun. During spring ball, we would always be like 'this is tight' when we were lining up." Their friendship does not escape the coaching staff, particularly receivers coach Francis St. Paul, who has been with the program since 2007. "You can tell they've known each other for a long time by the way they act," St. Paul said. "We'll have a play and they'll mention something from back in Pop Warner. It’s good to see those guys work hard together and push each other. They both want to be the best, and they kind of compete with each other, and that's good to see." As far as their talents on the field go, St. Paul definitely recognizes the different skill sets that Paden and Shanks possess. "When Austin came in, he was a running back and actually played running back his first year because of some injuries," the coach said. "But Austin kept working hard and became one of our best receivers. He's a very good slot player and likes to have the ball in his hands to make plays. With Khalil, he's more of a natural receiver. He's more of a route-runner and understands receiver play a little bit better, probably because he's been doing it a lot longer." No matter where their relationship goes, it is a pretty safe bet that Paden and Shanks will be there to back the other up.

Austin Shanks (left) and Khalil Paden (right). (Photo by Casey Cordeiro)

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Arts&Entertainment Getting the right fit New jean store aims to provide dozens of denim fits for an abundance of body shapes and sizes By trevor gould


he clothing industry is a complex and detail-oriented business forever fluctuating with the latest fashion trends. One of the centerpieces of the fashion empire is the iconic denim jean, a form of casual wear that has achieved mass popularity worldwide. With such a wide variety of jean sizes and brands, purchasing the right pair can be an arduous process. The recently opened Flagstaff Jean Company is hoping to change that. Flagstaff Jean Company is a new local business dedicated to providing customers of all ages with a wide range of jean brands, sizes and fits. They offer complementary hems on their jeans and guarantee a one day turnaround. Currently over 15 different jean brands reside on their shelves, including Miss Me, Habitual, CJ By Cookie, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans, Joe’s, Page, Dylon George & Co. and William Rasp. Jean enthusiast Andrea Labelle owns the Flagstaff Jean Company with her husband, Jim. Jim said the idea to open a jean store first arose as Andrea noticed the gradual changes in her friends’ bodies as the years progressed. “Andrea had the idea over the years as she saw her college friends’ bodies changing over time,” Jim said. “After graduation and having kids, she noticed that these women often complained about how their jeans fit, their changing body shapes, sizing, etc. So the idea originated as she herself and her peers experienced these issues.” Andrea said she spent many years conducting research and learning the various facets of the jean industry. “This is where my background is,” Andrea said. “I went to take classes under fashion design, talked to vendors and talked with their seamstresses and put it all together. My passion is anybody having trouble finding jeans; I want them to find a really good fitting jean.” Jeans were first popularized by Levi Strauss & Company during the days of the California Gold Rush. They were in see JEANS page 25 Store owner Andrea Labelle chats with a customer about jean styles and fits. (Photo by Chenoya Shonde)

“Arty-Bra” Project promotes breast cancer awareness By naomi thalenberg


all it a push-up. Or maybe a bandeau, padded or sports­­bra. Whatever type of bra it is, all of these “Arty-Bras” have one thing in common: They all have a story to share. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are celebrating by displaying their 3rd annual “Arty-Bra” Project on Oct. 7 at the First Friday Artwalk at Vora Financial on Birch Street. Those who visit the show are welcome to vote for their favorite design from this year’s newest collection of creative arty-bras. In recent years, decorating bras has emerged as a popular method to involve local communities in breast cancer education. Starla Collins, the media relations official for Northern Arizona Healthcare, said she welcomes anyone who wants to participate and honor breast cancer survivors. “Everyone is invited to decorate a bra to support those who are battling breast cancer and those who are breast cancer survivors,” Collins said. “Last year more than 60 bras were on display with their clever titles and extravagant and fun designs, encouraging and see ART BRAS page 26

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Artist: MC Chris Album: Race Wars Genre: Hip-Hop/ Humor

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Directed by Jim Sheridan. Starring Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz amd Naomi Watts. Running time: 92 minutes. Rated PG-13.

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MC Chris, born Christopher Ward, found himself in both the hip-hop and humor categories revolutionized by Adult Swim. Like previous albums, Race Wars is a mix of “Comicon” themed hip-hop and comedy skits. Ward moves past the afterlife centered jokes of the previous two albums to drop listeners into a gathering of freaks, geeks and dweebs reviewing a fictional movie titled Race Wars. After the first track, a comedy skit that falls short of pity chuckles, listeners will notice an instant change in Ward’s music. Much of the pop appeal has been replaced with early 90s inspired drum beats. His flow is still remarkably solid but is lacking lyrically and aesthetically. At times the new musical direction seems to sidetrack Ward’s focus. Songs like “Jelly Inside,” “Jones” and “Popcorn Frog” lack the detail he has consistently put into his work. They have none of the lyrical wit, memorable choruses and personality he displayed in previous efforts. The news isn’t entirely bad. It’s hard to imagine Ward producing an entire album of missteps. Songs like “Part One,” a Batman homage, “Nerd Cave,” “Tarantino,” “Kleptomaniac” and the lyrically slice-of-life “On the Road” will entertain aficionados and newcomers to his quirky style of hip-hop. Best Tracks: “Part One,” “Nerd Cave”

Artist: Greyson Chance Album: Hold On Til The Night Genre: Pop


By trevor gould

fter accruing over 43 million hits on YouTube and becoming a viral video sensation, Greyson Chance was inevitably signed by Interscope Records. Hold On Til The Night is his album debut. The title track is a piano and violin infused orchestral piece powered by Chance’s soulful vocal melodies and rhythm. While it is catchy, it ultimately sounds like any typical mainstream pop song. “Heart Like a Stone” contains a far more somber and pensive tone then the majority of the album material. Chance’s voice hauntingly reverberates in the background as he reminisces about the pain his heart once was forced to endure. There is no denying Chance’s talent; he can belt a wide vocal range and you can feel his enthusiasm brimming from each song. Hold On Til The Night’s primary issue is that its songs lack true originality and end up blending together in a mass of mainstream pop sound. Once Chance works out the kinks, expect big things from him. Best Tracks: “Heart Like a Stone”

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is a poor take on psycho-

By alyssa burkett


t first glance, Dream House looks like a potential addition to the collection of memorable films based on psychological twists. It has a fantastic cast lined up and a surprisingly creative plot. At second glance, the film is awkward and consists of misplaced and unfortunately misused talent. The dialogue itself brings on a cringe and a twitch, and the lack of structure makes it boring. The jumping between genres and the inconsistency makes the film hard to watch and easy to forget. Watching the trailer was significantly more entertaining and less disappointing. Dream House tries to play with the idea that traumatic psychological events can result in someone forgetting he killed his family and giving himself a new persona. The movie opens with successful publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) surrounded by loving coworkers at his farewell gathering. His intentions are to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel

Weisz) and his daughters to a small New England town to spend more time with them. After a series of unexplained break-ins and teenage vandalism they discover their new home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. Before long the break-ins lead Will and Libby to believe that the suspected murderer of the family, Peter Ward, is also the silhouette that keeps showing up around their home, lurking behind trees and peeking into windows. Once Will grows tired with all the secretive neighbors and the more forward encounters from other hostile members of the community, he begins to investigate the murders and Peter Ward. He starts by going to the asylum where Peter was last released and here he is gracelessly told that he is Peter Ward. For a few moments Will/Peter is in denial and then distressed to the point of quiet frustration. Within a couple minutes he experiences complete acceptance and moves on to find out if he killed the family that he thought he left at home. Unfortunately, the wakeup call

pushes him back into reality and he goes home to find that he’s been living in a rundown old house from his past. The rest of Dream House is made up of this man’s struggle to figure out if he is a murderer. This film attempts to change genres at this point and suddenly becomes a ghost story, wiping the slate clean of Will’s mental disorders. A few predictable scuffles come up and then some sappy exchanges occur between Libby’s ghost/premonition and her husband. Finally, justice is served and the credits thankfully began to roll. The biggest issue with Dream House is the relentless predictability behind every action and reaction, and the trailer did nothing to keep any major plot points a secret. The entirety of the movie, including the twist, is revealed in the three-minute-long trailer leading you to believe (or at least hope) that there must be a crazy plot change that will make it worth watching. Instead the film is boring and seems to drag on when the dialogue is at its worst and the usually great talent from the actors is flat lined.

QuickFlick 50/50 By diego gonzalez


eth Rogen and Joseph GordonLevitt are together for the first time for this fall’s quirky bromance 50/50. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Adam, a writer for a local radio station who is in his mid-twenties and who is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. Joined by his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen), a struggling therapist (Amy Adams) and an overprotective mother Diane (Anjelica Huston), Adam embarks on a life-changing journey. The story of Adam is of just another nice guy with a steady job and loyal girlfriend. 50/50 is a very believable tale

of the unfathomable experience that is cancer and Adam’s battle against it. Not to be ignored, however, is the very funny Seth Rogen, who delivers an uplifting comedic experience when necessary, but not to the extent where he overshadows Adam. Levitt illustrates a very real performance of a guy everyone can relate to. While some might draw parallels from 50/50 to Funny People, 50/50 is a film that focuses on those closest to Adam and their conflicts, instead of just leaving us feeling depressed. For any fan of Juno or 500 Days of Summer, 50/50 has enough of an indie feel and darkly comedic tone but still carries its Hollywood-inspired story.

In addition, the predictable nature of the film fails to deliver anything more than expected. Audiences know from the outset that during his main struggle there will be additional conflicts and in the end he will either survive or perish, with a little romance thrown in. The film is at its best when the camera is focused on Adam. 50/50 contains a workable balance of dark comedy that viewers will find solace in and resonate with. It accomplishes a feel-good tone despite its tragic tale of one young man fighting for his life. Although you get what you expect from a Seth Rogen film, 50/50 will leave you wanting to add it to your Netflix queue.

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demand because miners preferred pants that could survive the tough conditions of their daily mining efforts. As the years progressed, jeans slowly entered the mainstream fashion industry and have been a staple ever since. Andrea’s primary goal is to help women find the right jean size that suits them and compliments their figure. She and her staff utilize detailed measurement techniques and knowledge of the industry-recognized 45 distinct body shapes to find the customer’s true jean size. Labelle said her store’s primary goal is to streamline and simplify the jean shopping process. “We measure their natural waist and their hips. They can at least shop knowing their size. They don’t have to do the math on all the different brands; we’ve done it,” Andrea said. “The second thing we’ll do is through appointment, [in which] we’ll do your full body. This is for people who really truly have a hard time finding jeans 10.2 in. that fit. We’ll do all four measurements The store carries over 15 different brands of and then we’ll put them into their proper jeans. (Photo by Alyssa Burkett)

shape and tell you which jean is good for your body shape. It might say you’re good for a low rise, straight cut denim, etc., so then we know [which] brands are best suited for each customer.” Jim said the store’s success will ultimately be determined by their ability to find customers the right jeans. “It’s a unique store for Flagstaff and our success will depend on being able to help everyone who walks in the door to find their perfect fit,” Jim said. “So at the end of the day, success will be defined by how may women and girls we can help find their perfect fit clothing.” Andrea said she believes the current hard economic times will not affect business because people are always on the lookout for a good pair of jeans. “My store is not like a ‘You’re going to come in and buy a jean every day,’” Andrea said. “These are good quality jeans [and] you’re going to probably come in, get a really good fit and that’s a jean you’re going to wear 3–4 times a week. I’m not overly worried about the economy because I think everyone needs a couple [of] quality jeans in their closet.”

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promoting breast health and early detection.” Gina Harris, community outreach liaison of Northern Arizona Healthcare, said the inspiration to have an “Arty-Bra” project first came to her after a quilting group in New Jersey made some bras to support a friend that was fighting breast cancer. “Some of the nurses at the Cancer Center came to me and said, ‘Could we do something like this?’ I said, ‘Sure, let’s try it and see what happens,’ and it has grown from there,” Harris said. “Since then the bras have been touring at events all over Northern Arizona, including Verde Valley Medical Center, First Friday Artwalk, Sedona and various health fairs and women’s events.” The bras are hidden beneath mounds of paint, ribbons, candy wrappers and aluminum foil. These symbolic bras wear the badges of grief of their makers, representing their journey of survival and dedication to all women who have shared their struggle. Nancy Foreman, an oncology nurse at the Cancer Center who works with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, said her primary responsibility is to provide information and comfort to new patients. “We go through the diagnosis, what it means, surgical options, screening and genetic risk factors,” Foreman said. “I focus on education and support and I follow [the patients] through the process of diagnosis, surgery and therapy.” Foreman, a breast cancer survivor, said she has been working for Northern Arizona Healthcare the past 16 years and has been involved in the “Arty-Bra” Project since its first show in 2009.

“I try to make a bra each year for survivors,” Foreman said. “Last year I did one with pink ribbons that covered the entire bra with patients’ names and date of diagnosis. This year I’ve got one with [the names of] everyone that comes in to the Cancer Center and [they] put down what is important to them in their lives.” From nurses to pharmacists to NAU professors, community members have shared pieces of their lives and experiences with breast cancer through Foreman’s elaborate bras. Harris said she will never forget her reaction to the first decorative bra she witnessed. “The first bra that we received the first year that we did the event was incredibly moving,” Harris said. “It was made by a breast cancer survivor and it so told her story. So much time went into the making of it, each mirror was hand sewn on. Just so amazing . . . it literally brought tears to my eyes when I first saw it. The same artist has submitted one this year that’s made out of metal and again [is] just wonderful.” Foreman emphasized the cure rate for breast cancer is very high. The October “Arty-Bra” Project is designed to raise general breast cancer awareness, educate women on how to recognize symptoms and where to get help. “If we tried doing [Arty-Bras] in the 80s, people would have been horrified,” Foreman said. “It is nice to see the whole mentality of people change from thinking breast cancer is an awful thing and never being talked about to ‘Let’s bring it out in the open.’ There is strategy and things we can do. Having them displayed at the Artwalk helps bring awareness and helps people realize that it really touches a lot of the lives of our friends and neighbors.”

Global Rhythms   A Celebration of Indian Culture Srinivas Krishnan and Guests October 15th , 7:00 pm at Ashurst

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Dara Thai $1.00 Kamikaze Shots

99¢ Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich Close to Campus!

$7.00 Sake Bombers with Kirin

*Offer Good at Milton Store Only *Must Present Coupon

1800 S. Milton

Exp. Feb. 28, 2010



All U Can Eat and Drink Lunch Buffet


discount student/faculty with school ID

1830 E. Route 66 213 - 5993 (928) 213-5993 (928)


Hours 10:30am - 4pm E-side Location Only 2004 E. Route 66



4 with school ID All the Time! discount student/faculty 14 S.E. San Francisco 1830 Route 66 213928-774-0047 (928) 213-5993 (928) - 5993

Exp. Feb. 28, 2010

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leasing centers now open

nEw STUDEnT HOUSing opening fall 2012

HiLLTOp TOwnHOMES: 2-story townhomes • leather-style sectionals • hardwood-style floors • crown molding • game room • fitness center THE SUiTES: private or shared accommodations • leather-style chair • game room • fitness center • theater room • computer center & ipad bar

Hilltop Townhomes

The Suites

a p p ly o n l i n e @ s t u d e n t h o u s i n g n a u . c o m Leasing Trailer: 300 E. McConnell Dr On-Campus Leasing Center: Second Floor Student Union rendering & amenities subject to change

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The Lumberjack - Issue 6, Volume 99  

This is the 5th edition of the 99th edition of the Lumberjack. Northern Arizona University's student voice since 1914

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