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Fort Collins, Colorado

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Volume 121 | No. 2





This weekend is Father’s Day. If you haven’t made any plans yet, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered.

Things to do for Fathers Day

BBQ outside

Nothing says Father’s Day like some good ol’ fashioned grilling. It still counts even if you’re grilling veggie burgers.

Go fishing

Yes, you’ll have to wake up at 3 a.m. But come on, it’s Father’s Day. JOHN SHEESLEY | COLLEGIAN

Monday afternoon the High Park fire jumps the ridge behind Horsetooth Reservoir and becomes visible from campus. Spectators watched as the flames and smoke grew closer to CSU.

High Park fire burns 46,000 acres, 6 miles from main CSU campus By KAITIE HUSS & JOHN SHEESLEY The Rocky Mountain Collegian Smoke filled the sky over the city of Fort Collins this past week as the High Park Fire, caused by lightning, exploded to from 200 to 46,000 acres in a matter of five days. “We can do the best that we can,” said Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith in a press conference on Sunday after the fire had already spread to 14,000 acres, “but Mother Nature is running this fire.” By Monday morning, the fire spread to 36,930 acres and remained 0% contained. Those living in the areas close to the fire were forced to evacuate. The Larimer Humane Center also worked to safely evacuate animals. Colorado State University students scheduled to start classes on Monday at Pingree Park were instructed not to attend class at the mountain campus. Instead, their sessions are being held at Edwards Hall.

An evacuation order was sent to Pingree on Tuesday. The most current press release on the fire, received Wednesday morning, indicates the fire has spread to 46,000 acres and is more than 10% contained. “There was good success from the hard work yesterday,” according to the press release. During the time of the fire, Senator Mark Udall was working on a federal bill to ensure access to resources to contain fires such as the High Park. “I am thankful Congress passed this bill to allow the U.S. Forest Service to get more air tankers, which are sorely needed as devastating fires break out across our state and the country,” Udall said in a press release. So far, one death has been confirmed. The remains of Linda Steadman, 62, were found on Tuesday in the ashes of a destroyed residence located on Old Flowers Road

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Just this once, allow your pops to be Lennon.

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A firefighter makes a call amongst fire engines parked in the enginnering lot in front of the Lory Student Center. CSU President Tony Frank has allowed firefighers from around the United States to stay in Allison Hall for muchneeded rest.

in Bellvue, Colorado. “Our hearts and wishes go out to all those affected by the fire,” said Peggy Campbell, President and CEO of

Visit Estes Park. “We’re praying for the safety of all who are risking the lives to protect the land.” Managing Editor Kaitie

Huss can be contacted at Design Manager John Sheesley can be contacted at

Give him a ring

Dismount zones, rules apply CSU sustains safe precautions over the summer By KAITIE HUSS The Rocky Mountain Collegian

While it may seem as though CSU security relaxes during the summer, campus law enforcement continues in the same manner as during the academic school year, according to Corporal Ramsey Crochet of CSUPD. “I assumed all of those rules were out the window during summer,” CSU junior graphic design and marketing major Jessica Lederhos, said. Bike cops still patrol campus during the summer months. If you do get pulled over, you’ll most likely be facing a CSUPD officer instead of

a student. Many of the student bicycle officers take a break from their duties in the summertime, so these roles are assumed by professional officers, according to Crochet. It is important to remember CSUPD officers continue to enforce bicycle laws regarding stop signs, dismount zones and other riding regulations. “While it’s tempting to ride through the plaza when no one is around,” said Crochet, “it’s still against the rules.” CSU junior anthropology and philosophy major Abran Poot disagrees. “They could be relaxed for the summertime,” Poot said. “There are not as many people at one time to the point where not using the dismount zone would be dangerous.” When riding a bicycle on campus, it’s also critical to pay attention to construction sites. At times these areas will

Take a stroll down memory lane and spend an hour in the yard throwing a ball around. Make sure you keep a frozen bag of peas handy, just in case of an accident.

have specific designated dismount zones. Rules surrounding construction zones can change weekly— or even daily— so it is important to remain aware of these sites when riding, according to Crochet. “I feel like I pay more attention to dismount signs in construction zones,” said Lederhos. Safewalk is also available during the summer. However, similar to bicycle enforcement, summer Safewalk officers will most likely be CSUPD officers, according to Crochet. Building hours may vary in the summer. The best way to find out if a building is open is to check online or call the main office. The Study Cube remains open 24 hours every day during the summer, but once the library closes, all patrons inside the Cube must have CSU identification.

Living away from home this summer? That’s no excuse! Give your old man a call and talk. He’ll appreciate the gesture, and while he may not admit it, he loves to hear your voice.

A student walks her bike through a construction-designated dismount zone. Dismount zones remain active during the summer months.

It’s important to be aware of people following you into a building, according to Crochet. If you suspect suspicious behavior, contact CSUPD immediately.

“We are as proactive as we can be,” said Crochet, “ [but] safety is everybody’s job.” Managing Editor Kaitie Huss can be contacted at

The Strip Club is written by the Collegian staff.

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Community Briefs

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John Sheesley | COLLEGIAN

Sophi Beld, 4, and her father Jason enjoy the music at the 16th annual Taste of Fort Collins. Thousands attended the two-day festival in Old Town Fort Collins, which ended on Sunday, June 10. See our phototography feature slideshow online at

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Get cultured with some art

Skip the office and walk the oval

Art has a way of calming the soul, slowing things down and helping you relax. ART342 Summer 2012 Artists in Residence presents The Natural Number, Friday night, at 7 p.m. in the Curfman Gallery located in the southern end of the LSC. The event features work by Mike Calway-Fagen, William Cordeiro, Joe Joe Orangias, Sean Peuquet, Sarah Sloane, Juan Bruno Torres and Claire Zitzow. The event is free and open to the public.

Ditch your loafers at work and lace up the tennis shoes, because it’s time to walk the oval with a bunch of strangers. Take advantage of the nice weather – and this free event – every Wednesday for the rest of the summer. A registered dietitian or personal trainer from the Kendall Anderson Nutrition Center will be on hand to answer any health related questions. Walk the Oval is free for the public and lasts from noon to 1 p.m.

Become a master green thumb

Frank wants to set up fund to aid fire victims

There are few things more beautiful than the wellmanicured backyard garden. For those who want theirs to look even better, CSU professors are happy to help as part of the Twilight Garden Series. This Tuesday, June 19, the second installment of the three-part series will be held at the Plant Environmental Research Center located at 630 W. Lake and The Gardens on Spring Creek located at 2145 Centre Ave. Topics covered will include ‘weather patterns,’ ‘soil amendment’ and ‘surefire perennials.’ The event starts 6:30 p.m. and costs $5.

CSU president Tony Frank wants to set up an internal fund to aid victims of the High Park Fire. There isn’t any other information on the fund currently, but Frank said he would disperse that as soon as it’s available. He also encouraged community members to donate to the Red Cross and other agencies if they are able.

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Stadium debate continues through summer months

BY JOHN SHEESLEY The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Stadium Advisory Committee meeting on May 30 failed to finalize recommendations for CSU President Tony Frank on whether to renovate Hughes Stadium or build a new one on the CSU campus. Now, come August, the final decision will rest with President Frank. “I know that some people are suggesting – a few have been from the very first days of the discussion– that my mind is made up,” said President Frank in an email to the Collegian. “I’d respectfully suggest that if that were the case, I wouldn’t be spending all the time we’re spending analyzing this to make the best, most informed decision we can.” The Committee will continue to investigate the possibility of building a new stadium through the summer, as well as the ramifications for Hughes if the plan gets the go-ahead. “Over the summer we’re going to be continuing to look at what it would take to maintain Hughes going forward,” said CSU Public Relations Director Kyle Henley. “If there is a go ahead, we’ll be looking at what we’ll do with Hughes. We’re going to take our time and do this right.” Even though the final decision will not be made until Au-

An artist’s rendering of what an on-campus stadium could look like. The architecture firm Populous has been hired by CSU to help design a potential stadium.

gust, there are many chances to voice an opinion on the proceedings during the summer. The Public Engagement Sub-Committee, a facet of the Committee, has arranged open forums with President Frank in August before the de-

cision is made. Be Bold CSU, an organization supporting an on-campus stadium, is continuing their campaign during the break with a renewed focus. “We’re focused on the business community . . . we’re

working with them to communicate their support for the new stadium,” said Tyler Shannon, spokesman for Be Bold CSU. The Save Our Stadium Hughes organization will be active over the summer as

well. “SOSH will have a booth at Nvhhew West Fest,” Bob Vangermeersch, spokesman for SOSH, wrote in an email. “We will continue to have the anti-stadium petitions signed and plan on delivering 7-8,000

signatures to Dr. Frank this summer.” The “Save Our Stadium” and “I Support CSU’s New OnCampus Stadium” Facebook pages are still active, though comments posted there are not reviewed by the Committee or President Frank. “I have not been to these sites and don’t plan to visit them, but I’m frequently updated by people associated with both sides of the issue and both these sites are also linked to the official University Stadium Advisory Committee website, so the information is readily accessible,” President Frank wrote in an email. Emails to the President’s Office and all suggestions submitted through the suggestion box on will be considered. “I think the way the process has unfolded underscores our commitment as a university community to have open dialogue on all issues of shared importance,” Frank wrote in an email. “At the end of the day, I’ll do my best to keep my decision focused on what I think is in the best long-term interests of Colorado State University and our mission to discover new knowledge, apply it for the betterment of our world, and pass it on to the next generation of citizens.” Designer John Sheesley can be contacted at

Fee increases and construction promise gridlock BY KRISTIN HALL The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Between construction and fee increases this summer, don’t be surprised if parking seems to be getting more difficult. Parking fees will increase Jul. 1. Student commuter passes will cost $234, CSU employee passes will cost $261 and student residence hall passes will cost $303, according to a CSU press release. In order to ease the pain of fee increases, Q, W, X and Z lots do not require a permit during the summer months, according to Amanda Wambolt, the University Parking Services Assistant Director. The fees fund parking lot maintenance and improvements will close parking lots this summer. Over the course of the next twelve months, CSU will lose 657 parking spaces and gain 150, making the total loss of parking spots 1,393 since 2007, and total addition 1,020 spaces during that same period of time. CSU has lost 373 parking spots since 2006 despite an enrollment increase of nearly 4,000 students. With closures and construction everywhere, students like junior business major Madison Puhl, who works at Sweet Sinsations, are finding parking on cam-

MAJOR CLOSURES East Hartshorn and Library lots will close to be reconfigured into one lot, adding 150 parking spaces for the fall semester Aylesworth/Braiden Hall lot will close until August to aid construction. One-half of the Corbett lot will close in August, and the remainder of the lot will close permanently in December. University Apartments lot will also close permanently this summer.

pus confusing. “I don’t even know where I can park, it’s not made very clear to students,” Puhl said, “and even when I find a good spot it seems like I get ticketed for parking in that same spot the next day.” Students are not the only group inconvenienced by the parking construction. With orientation bringing in approximately 4,000 future students registered to attend orientation over the course of the summer, the orientation team has their work cut out for them when it comes to ensuring those new students can find parking. Incoming students and their families are currently asked to park in the Moby Arena lot, according to Amber Bedee, the Student Orientation Assistant Director. “So far things have gone

smoothly,” Bedee said, “The biggest challenges for us are making sure that fami-

lies can navigate their way from the Moby parking lot to campus and making

sure they don’t park in the A spots that require permits over the summer.”

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OPINION Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Page 4

Our view

Meet the Collegian Lend a hand with fire relief efforts summer staff By MICHAEL ELIZABETH SAKAS

Welcome to the first Collegian of the “break!” It’s unfortunate how many CSU students are unaware of our campus’ and community’s summer culture. Whatever it is that takes these people away from Fort Collins tends to make them believe time stops here until their return. If you have this paper in your hand, you’re most likely aware of how untrue that is. If not, we hope our once-a-week publication and constant updating of our newly revamped www. will keep you informed throughout the rest of these unique months. As a student-run paper, we are also given the opportunity to go on vacations, work full time, and move in with our parents to save money on rent. But just like Fort Collins, our duties here at Rocky Mountain Student Media don’t stop. In these first weeks of summer, thousands have been evacuated with a 46,000-acre fire burning a mere 6 miles away, the headliners for this year’s NewWestFest have been announced (see page 5), and campus parking has been completely torn apart (see page 3). I’d like to introduce you to this summer’s Media Team, a small group spending our warm weather break right here, writing and reporting on all the important things this campus and town will experience while many are away. We’ve also started collecting and discussing stories related to all of Colorado on a tab of called “COins,” standing for “Colorado-Ins.” It’s a blog roll of trending topics that we as residents of Colorado find interesting. We’re thinking you’ll find them interesting too. I, Michael Elizabeth Sakas, am a senior English education major dabbling heavily in broadcasting and journalism in my “free time.” I will be the Editorin-Chief of the Collegian over the summer and Local Music Director for 90.5 KCSU throughout the rest of 2012.

Kaitie huss

Kaitie Huss is a senior journalism major, with minors in business and creative writing. During this summer she is the Managing Editor of the Collegian, and through the school year will be the Station Manager of CTV.

nic turiciano

Nic Turiciano is a senior journalism major. This summer he is working as a producer for the Collegian and interning at the New York based website The Awl. Following the summer, Nic

will be the Entertainment Editor for the Collegian during the fall semester.

Kyle grabowski Kyle Grabowski is a senior journalism major with a minor in English. This summer he is a producer for the Collegian and has been working for RMSM since his freshman year. In that time, he has covered every Divison-I sport at CSU except cross country.

Flames are entrancing. Most 8-year-olds who play with matches can confirm that fact. But, whereas playing with matches harmlessly holds our attention, the current High Park Fire is a travesty that has captivated this town due to its size and the destruction that it has caused. The fire steamrolled its way through the forest west of Fort Collins and is clearly visible from the town’s western edge. During the past few days, cars have clogged Overland Trail Road and the roads surrounding Horsetooth Reservoir as voyeurs flock to catch a glimpse of the flames. The line of cars caravaning the east shore of Horsetooth Reservoir was just as visible as the fire, as it crawled over the ridge west of Horsetooth on Monday night. We at the Collegian aren’t blameless. We, too, have taken our own trips to the edge of Horsetooth to compete with other camera laden spectators for a dramatic photo of the smoke or flames. Still, despite our guilt, we won-

der whether this conduct is ethically correct. Instead of questioning

Instead of standing idly by, we can open our homes to evacuees, donate food and water to the overworked emergency crews and provide food and/or shelter to animals left homeless due to the fire. how to best see the flames and how great the picture will look on our Facebook timeline, shouldn’t we all

be asking if there’s anything we can do to help? The High Park Fire has destroyed more than 100 private homes, filled not just the Colorado air with smoke and ash, but has stretched into other states such as Texas and Nebraska and most harrowing, claimed a human life. But in addition, it has also scorched thousands of acres of public land that is enjoyed for hiking, camping, climbing, four-wheeling and other outdoor activities. Whether we like it or not, this fire is affecting all of Northern Colorado and beyond, not just the residents who call the burn area home. Instead of standing idly by or worse, obstructing roads, think of all the good we can do. We can open our homes to evacuees, donate food and water to the overworked emergency crews and provide food and/ or shelter to animals left homeless due to the fire. We’re all in this together, so let’s do whatever we can to help put this fire out as quickly as possible.

The Collegian Editorial Board is responsible for writing the staff editorial, “Our View,” and for the views expressed therein. Letters and feedback in response to the staff editorial can be sent to Michael Elizabeth Sakas | Editor in Chief John Sheesley | Visual Managing Editor Nic Turiciano | Producer

Kaitie Huss | Content Managing Editor Kyle Grabowski | Producer Kristin Hall | Contributor

Kristin hall Kristin Hall is a senior journalism major and French minor. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of College Avenue Magazine. This summer she is acting as a contributor for the Collegian. As a transfer student from Humboldt State University, Kristin is looking forward to a second year at CSU.

john sheesley John Sheesley is a sophomore economics major, with a passion for and a minor in horticulture. His summer will be spent as a producer and designer for the Collegian, and next semester will be the Managing Editor for College Avenue. Instead of keeping a one-sided, reader-writer relationship, we want our audience— that means you— to talk to us. Mentioned earlier, was redesigned and launched last week. We’ve moved our content to a cleaner, simpler and more sofisticated Wordpress platform, giving us more possibility with our coverage and you, a greater online Collegian. The site is being put to the test, and we want to know what you think of it. Please tell us what you have to say. Our paper is limited to weekly printing in the summer, maiking the site especially important during this time. Stories break and update all hours of the day, and we can’t supply our readers that very important information without it. And as always, please leave comments with your thoughts and questions on our stories. It’s you who continues the conversation that we have merely begun. To send comments, questions or suggestions about the new site, please email Editor-in-Chief Michael Elizabeth Sakas at

No food for the hungry vegans By Nic Turiciano I’m not a vegan, but for this past weekend’s 16th annual Taste of Fort Collins, I tried to imagine myself as one. There’s something special about the typical food fair— that uniquely midwestern event that brings out such staples as giant turkey legs, funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos. And at Taste, the barbecue tents outnumbered them all, as greasy and fried comfort foods dripped from the mouths of walking festival-goers. I meandered the rows of vendor booths, caught between being gripped with mild disgust and in childish awe at all of the absurdities being offered for inflated prices. It was while gawking at the throngs of meat eaters, that I realized something. Food really does bring us together. After all, what else could convince the multitudes to pay a $10 admittance fee to an outdoor (and very hot) festival without any designated seating and $3 bottles of water? Take for instance waffles filled with jalapenos, bacon and cheddar for $7 or deep-fried cheesecake for $6. Another booth slung Monkey Balls— an Asian meatball filled with truly mysterious meat.

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Although I enjoy lots of animal products and for much of my life ate a strictly unhealthy diet of red meat and whole milk, these foods don’t spark my glutinous ways like they used to. But it’s events like Taste that revives the inner fatty in me. I couldn’t help it; and neither could the thousands of attendees like me. The longest lines snaked in organic S-shapes from booth to booth, offering deep-fried potato skins, hot links smothered in sauce and beer. People love food. And in many ways it’s the greatest equalizer. I watched as upper-, middle- and lower-class patrons chatted and shared notes on their favorite eats of the day. Clean-cut families with small children darted through crowds of young and tattooed ruffians, without the facial expressions of mild disgust that I’m used to noticing in a college town such as Fort Collins. The feeling of community was intoxicating, so much so that I nearly forgot my self-imposed vegan diet. Scanning the rows of tents as I walked, all I saw was meat, ice cream/gelato and dairy-based food vendors. Suddenly I felt an outcast at an event that came as close to unifying as any. Not a single vendor catered to my imagined dietary restrictions. That is, until I found the lone salad tent in the entire festival. It had no line, no customers, and a truly bored looking staff selling $1– the lowest price I found for any food item at Taste– cups of some interesting-sounding salad with exotic ingredients.

This is where my true dietary restrictions came into play. I ended up not purchasing the cup-based salad due to a long-standing feud with salads and their closest relatives (don’t ask.) I managed to procure a free Otter Pop from an arts tent, but, other than that, left Taste empty handed with the exception being an old Joni Mitchell record that I purchased from a thrift store. Back at home I ate a can of beans and thought about what had just happened. I had ostracized myself– by choice. And that didn’t sit well with me. Maybe I don’t have the guts that it takes to declare myself as “other.” It could be that I enjoy eating animal products despite all the reasons that I shouldn’t. In either case, I can’t be vegan. I was at Taste for little more than an hour, but during that short period I noticed myself judging harshly the vendors that excluded me from their menus. It was “if you aren’t with us, then you’re against us,” and I was very much against the food that I couldn’t eat and those who served it. I know vegans who don’t succumb to this mindset, but I never thought about how difficult it must be to avoid hating everyone you know when you’re offered a steak and have to politely refuse. Adding that to the ever-present knowledge that it was a cogitative choice to be put in the steak-less social situation and that’s it, I’d had enough. I was ready for a burger and a hug. Producer Nic Turiciano can be contacted at

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Local artisan market Down and dirty for soldiers offers more than shopping By KAITIE HUSS The Rocky Mountain Collegian

By MICHAEL ELIZABETH SAKAS The Rocky Mountain Collegian With the growing popularity of crafty websites such as Pinterest and Etsy, the doit-yourself movement is encouraging individuals to create, repurpose and reuse in their local communities. Hosted every third Saturday of the month, the French Nest Open-Air Market is Northern Colorado’s only artisan outdoor fair. Held at Civic Center park, it’s an opportunity for crafters to showcase their talents and available goods. “I’ve often described our market as being like a local Etsy, one that you can actually touch and hold and try the product before you purchase it,” Laura Cronen, CSU alumna and co-founder of the French Nest, said. “They’ve done a great job of collecting vendors that all fit together with that really cool hand made style,” Marion Simmons, founder of ShadeTree Studio and a fourth year participant of The French Nest said. “They are very careful about jurying [vendors] and making sure that they have all unique things, they’re not just a lot of the same things.” This is the fourth year for the market, and some of the items for sale will include vintage furniture, a plethora of jewelry, repurposed wine glasses, tie-dye, dolls and clothing. “We wanted our market to have a little bit of a different focus. More on the handmade, but still incorporating what we call the hand collected and repurposed,” Cronen said. “We really like that idea of living sustainably, and reusing things that we have and making them new again; a lot of our vendors do that.”


Attendes of the French Nest market wander from vendor to vendor.

French Nest founders Laura Cronen and Christy Bush were inspired by the open-air markets they saw while traveling together in places like Bali and Paris. The event’s audience and vendor numbers have grown throughout the years. This year, there are more than 55 vendors taking part in the festivities. “Every market is different. There are different vendors at each one, and we love that too, because we want to keep it different. A different experience every time you come,” Cronen said. The vendors aren’t all that the French Nest focuses on. “It’s unlike any other show that I’ve done in the way that it’s set up,” Simmons said. “It’s a nice atmosphere, and it’s wonderful that they always have live music playing.” “We bring in a musician every month, and that’s always local,” said Cronen. “We usually have some type of food vendor as well.”

This month’s food vendor is The Cupcake Cruiser, a van that roams Fort Collins selling both unique and classic flavors of the staple dessert. “One of the things that we focus on with the Cruiser is supporting local businesses,” Kati Anderson, owner and CEO of the Cupcake Cruiser, wrote in a Facebook message. “All of the local people selling their craft at the Market is such a great way for the community to come together, and we are really excited to support that!” The local musician this weekend will be Kathryn Mostow, who’s playing at both 11a.m. and 1p.m. “Fort Collins is so much about the family,” said Cronen, “and our hope is to get people to bike down there and spend a few hours feeling like there is enough to do. It’s not just about shopping, it’s about embracing that local, creative culture.”

Dive through an arctic ice bath, sprint through a field of fire, then make a mad dash through a mud pit complete with dangling wires, ready to deliver 10,000 volts of electricity to all who pass. Some call it crazy. To others, it’s the definition of tough. These obstacles, along with others, made up the Tough Mudder Challenge, a 10-12 mile obstacle course challenge held at Beaver Creek Ski Resort this past weekend. The challenge is an international ordeal, taking place in countries across the globe. In Beaver Creek, teams of ambitious individuals signed up to take on a 23-part obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces. Where traditional races focus on time, the Tough Mudder is rooted in challenge and camaraderie. Participants work as a team to get through the course, thriving off each other’s support. Attendants don outfits ranging from traditional race attire to wedding gowns, and even outfits that would make those who ran in the CSU Un-

die Run blush. CSU student Tyler Burke, along with a group of friends from around the country, stepped up to the Tough Mudder challenge. Their group’s name was ‘Team Derrik,’ in honor of friend Derrik Flahive. Flahive died on November 15th, 2011 in a drowning accident in Chilean Patagonia. He was a junior at Colby College in Massachusetts and a member of the men’s lacrosse team. “These young men —they’re all busy. They’re living in New York or San Francisco,” said Roger Flahive, Derrik’s father, who competed with the team. “They all took a time out from their lives, from their internships … to fly out here to be together to honor Derrik and probably to see each other, and that’s super special.” Derrik Flahive was a son, a teammate, a friend, but most prominently an adventurer. He travelled to Africa three times and was very active. “He was a crazy guy, always looking for the next adventure,” Burke said. “Always there to lend a helping hand for whatever challenges life throws at you.” It was Derrik’s memory along with each other’s moti-

vation that pushed Team Derrik to finish the course in three hours and 10 minutes. As they crossed the finish line, event staff greeted them with cold beers before they hit the showers. Spectators were also welcome to join in the fun and could be transported to various locations on the race path via chairlift. A portion of the proceeds from the challenge go to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization that seeks to assist and empower military service members who were injured on or after the September 11th terrorist attacks. “A lot of people who tend to donate to veteran’s charities tend to be on the older side,” said Alexander Patterson, Tough Mudder employee. “We have tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of Tough Mudders between the ages of 20 and 40 who are signing up to support the Wounded Warrior project.” The Tough Mudder has currently raised over $3 million in financial support for the WWP. Managing Editor Kaitie Huss can be contacted at


Tough Mudder competitor winds through an obstacle dressed to impress in a silk wedding gown.


MUSIC NewWestFest announces 2012 headliners This weekend, NewWestFest revealed musical groups Michael Franti & Spearhead, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas and Gipsy Kings as its 2012 headliners. “As always, Bohemian Nights is proud to present a diverse and incredibly talented offering of nationally distinguished musicians to anchor the nighttime shows,” said Merry Hummell, Director of Music Events at Bohemian Foundation, in the press release. “Headliner artists reinforce the 90+ Colorado band lineup and the Colorado artists support the headliner shows.” The weekend-long event starts August 10.

Mickey Avalon with Millionares and Seth Abrumz Aggie Theater Tuesday, June 19th Doors 8 p.m. $18 The “My D*ck” singer is touring the country in support of his new album “Loaded,” which came out April 24. Mike Patti of The Pier magazine said, “... it’s no surprise that most of the songs felt like they were produced after snorting lines of cocaine before throwing back a


Studio Tour Sampler Exhibition Lincoln Center Art Galleries Tuesdays- Fridays: 10a.m.- 6p.m. Saturday: 12p.m.- 6p.m. Free See sample artwork from each of the 59 local artists featured in the upcoming Fort Collins Studio Tour. The Studio Tour will be the weekend of June 23 and 24, and allows an intimate look into private art studios of in town artists.

Photo by Kris Krüg

handful of random pills to help spit the hip hop verses over.”

THEATER Hairspray Midtown Arts Center Saturday June 16th, Sunday June 17th 12 p.m. $49 The Midtown Arts Center will conclude their 2011-2012 season with the Colorado stage premiere of “Hairspray.” Set in 1960’s Baltimore, it follows the journey of Tracy Turnblad in her quest to appear on a local television show. “Hairspray” won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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CSU sports clubs capture national tiles

By Kyle Grabowski The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Colorado State University club sports teams won two national championships in 2012, one from a team in its first year of existence. The new men’s disc golf team placed first in the Men’s Collegiate Disc Golf Championships on April 16, while the men’s lacrosse team defeated Cal Poly 7-5 on May 20 for the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association title. On the way to the championship, CSU lacrosse defeated No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, No. 3 BYU, and No. 2 Cal Poly, avenging regular season losses in the semifinal and championship games against BYU and Cal Poly. “We beat every team that was a real contender for this thing. There were only a couple teams in the top 10 that we didn’t play,” CSU lacrosse coach Alex Smith said. “We were worthy champions, there’s no one out there that we didn’t take care of.” The Rams took advantage of a dominant defensive effort to claim their first national title since 2006 and fifth overall, setting a tournament record for goals allowed per game at 3.5. “Over the course of the four games in six days our defense got better and better. One of the things we liked about our defense all year is that we were so deep there,” Smith said. “We needed everybody.” Disc golf, on the other hand, won their title largely on the strength of two players. Jarrod Roan and Austin Montgomery were named first team All-Americans for their first and fourth place finishes. “We knew we were both the best two guys on the team, and if we were going to win a national title it was going to have to come through both of us playing well,” Montgomery said. “It wasn’t just me and Jarrod though, Ezequiel [Delatorre] and Ryan [Knuth] both stepped up when we needed them to.” The team shot a 789 for the tournament, 10 strokes in front of second-place South Alabama, a feat made more impressive by the fact that it was the CSU disc golf team’s first year in existence. “It was a good feeling to

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Riders and mustangs from left to right: Rose Bricker on Winston, Gabriele Moritz on Argon, Shannon White on Riki Tiki Tavi, Sydney White on Maverick, Cindy Loader on Calypso, Taryn Hillman on Blitz, Inez Throm on Drifter (guest rider) and Megan Jones on Nevada.

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put us on the map. That performance solidified us as a club sport now and hopefully forever,” Montgomery said. “It was awesome because we came in under the radar. The other teams had no idea what was coming.” In addition, to the two teams that won national championships, CSU’s baseball team and women’s lacrosse team both finished second in their respective national tournaments. CSU has so many successful sports clubs primarily due to the type of students that attend the university, according to Sport Clubs Assistant Director Aaron Harris. “[They’re] people who want to go outdoors and be physically active, go skiing, go mountain biking,” he said, “and those are the types of students who are in shape and want to participate in those things, so stuff like sport clubs are very successful.” Harris provides an important organizational structure that allows sports clubs to flourish. “He does a great job giving us the opportunity to structure ourselves in the way we need to,” Smith said. “There’s a lot of flexibility that allows the students to decide what kind of club they want to have.” Having such a strong structural backbone in place allows the students to focus more on competition, which often leads to success. “I’m not the most organized person, but any

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question I had was answered in minutes,” Montgomery said. “That really helped take the stress off of me and let me focus more as a player. Once the clubs are able to find success, that begins to breed more success. “As teams do better, traditionally, students from out of state will come to CSU to play those sports,” Harris said. “There’s no recruiting for clubs for the most part. These are people who want to participate.” Just because the teams lack Division-I funding, does not necessarily mean they are bereft of Division-I talent. One parent told Harris that nearly every member of the women’s lacrosse team had an NCAA offer, but they decided to play at CSU to have the college experience. “There are people out there who don’t want to play NCAA sports,” Harris said. “You want to do it for fun, and without a doubt every single person in the sports club program is doing it because they want to have fun.” Producer Kyle Grabowski can be reached at

By elisabeth Willner The Rocky Mountain Collegian The brown mustang with a black mane seems unsure as he stands watching his trainer enter the stall, about whether he should move away or stay where he is. He flinches when touched, at first, but slowly allows her to stroke his side and his nose. The longer she stays, the closer he stands to her. The mustang, Meeker, and his trainer, CSU alumna Taryn Hillman, met each other only 90 days ago. As part of Fort Collins’ annual Extreme Mustang Makeover, Hillman temporarily adopted Meeker to train him and make him suitable for permanent adoption. This past weekend, 50 trainers like Hillman gathered at the arena of CSU’s B.W. Pickett Equine Teaching and Research Facility to showcase and compete with the mustangs they had only a few months to train. The ultimate goal of the Mustang Makeover is to facilitate the adoptions of mustangs routinely rounded up or “gathered” by the Bureau of Land Management. On Sunday, all the mustangs from this year's competition were adopted by their trainers or auctioned to buyers from across the United States.

All the mustangs, that is, except for one.

Meeker's Makeover In an outside enclosure on Thursday afternoon, Hillman is exercising Meeker when another trainer and mustang enter the area to ride. Hillman stays to see if Meeker will adjust. As the rider circles, Hillman and Meeker rotate so that the rider remains visible. A few times, Meeker gets nervous and pulls away from Hillman, kicking his feet and jerking his head to tug at his rope. Mostly, though, he does well. After only 10 minutes, he's not panicking when the rider passes. "Good boy," Hillman says and strokes Meeker's nose as he stands still watching the rider. Over the weekend, Meeker continued making progress. He passed the handling and conditioning class calmly and let himself be led through the riding and leading class without incident. He became less frightened when seeing new people, new sights and new sounds. By the time horse and trainer left on Saturday, Hillman said that Meeker had greatly transformed. At home, he was calm when he met Hillman's visiting great-uncle.

"You could just tell by his demeanor that he was happy to be back," Hillman said. "All the commotion there toned him down. Before he was always hesitant about being around people." Meeker's transformation isn't entirely complete yet, though. He still needs to adjust to many aspects of being a domesticated horse, including carrying a rider. Hillman will be training him through the MHF trainer incentive program, looking for an adopter on her own when she finishes working with him. But in the meantime, she said she's learned that not every mustang can be a 90-day mustang: some need more time and patience. It's not just the horse that has to trust the trainer, she said, but the trainer that has to trust the horse. She's stopped expecting him to be reactive all the time, and it helped him calm down. Now she says she thinks he'll eventually be a calm horse that anyone can ride. "You can tell by the way he's come out of this that he can be put in a situation and think things through and learn from it," Hillman said. "He can be a good horse." News Editor Elisabeth Willner can be reached at

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