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the weekend



FRIDAY What: Sweetheart Skate Where: Greeley Ice Haus, 1000 10th Street in Greeley When: 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 Cost: $6 per couple You know what’s romantic? Ice skating. You build that special bond that only comes from using each other as a support when you slip. You can also play games and win prizes from local businesses! Admittedly, that’s “Greeley” local, but whatever. Also: $6 for both of you, including skate rental. Hell yeah.

SATURDAY What: Battle of the Homebrews Where: Cranknstein, 215 N. College Ave. When: 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 Cost: Free, 21+ Who likes beer? You like beer. While you’re picking up some of the beer you like, you might also like to check out Cranknstein’s first annual Battle of the Homebrews. It’s too late to register, but you can still support the participants or any friends of yours who participated and find out who won. The winners will be announced at 8 p.m. You should be 21 or older, in case you forgot how alcohol works.

What: Learn to striptease with Cupcake Cabaret Where: Vertical Fusion When: 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 Cost: $40 Valentine’s Day is over, but who cares. Cupcake Cabaret will be hosting a class on how to striptease at Vertical Fusion on South Mason Street. Though a little pricey, this valuable skill will last you until the day you die. Register in advance.



What: Head for the Hills Where: Aggie Theatre When: 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 Cost: $12 to $15, 21+ Most plants might be brown right now, but you can still enjoy some bluegrass. Head for the Hills will be playing at the Aggie this Friday, as well as special guest The Holler. The price ranges from $12 to $15 depending on seating, and make sure you’re at least 21 years old. Check your driver’s license if you have one. Is it hotdog style or hamburger style?


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“The rush of passing cars soon fades away into the hiss of winter wind.” Weekend excursion guide

Journey to Coyote Ridge

After last week’s trek up to Wyoming, this weekend’s recommendation is quite close. In comparison, you’ll almost be staying in your own By Kevin Bartz backyard. But sometimes the best gems are right under our noses. Coyote Ridge Open Space sits right where the southwestern corner of Fort Collins meets the foothills. Just outside of town, the land dips into a shallow valley filled with tall grass. Just west of that valley are the foothills. But they do not seem like much at first glance. The same can be said describe the whole trail — at least at first. You have to hike it a bit to get to the good stuff. The trail starts off right off of the main road and parking lot. It shoots westward and then zigzags to the base of the first foothill. The rush of passing cars soon fades away into the hiss of winter wind. In the summer, I can only imagine the symphony of crickets that you’d find. Then you’ll pitch upward into a valley between two hills and start to climb. Here, the dark

shadow of the larger hills block out the horizon and climb above the treeless slopes of the lower land. You’ll see Horsetooth Rock from a southern angle. Look back and you’ll see all of Fort Collins spilling eastward. After a short climb, the trail splits in two. Pick a way and go around the loop. You’ll hike alongside some red cliff sides, around rock formations protruding from the ground like bone and through some more shallow valleys. All the while, take in the view of the foothills and the temperate weather we are in for this weekend. A quick note: This trail hooks up with the Rim Rock trail about half way around this loop. You could continue on that trail all the way to Horsetooth Reservoir, but that is quite a trek. Once around the loop, head back the way you came to complete the easy three mile hike. The trail is also very well maintained; I would even urge mountain bikers to have at it. To get here, take Taft Hill Road all the way south. You will pass Harmony Road as well as Trilby Road. A couple hundred yards after Trilby, you’ll see the sign for Coyote Ridge. Pull on in and hop on the trail. No worries about a fee on this one; it’s free. Collegian Writer Kevin Bartz can be reached at

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Top 10 albums for the week 1. Spinto Band — “Cool Cocoon” 2. Ariel And The Undertow —“Ariel And The Undertow” 3. Local Natives —“Hummingbird” 4. TTNG (This Town Needs Guns) — “” 5. Toro Y Moi — “Anything In Return”

6. Tiger High — “Catacombs After Party” 7. Joy Formidable — “Wolf’s Law” 8. Foxygen — “We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic” 9. Solange — “True” 10. Christopher Owens — “Lysandre”

This week’s album recommendations:

Beach Fossils – “Clash the Truth”

Ian Pooley — “What I Do”

As long as recording equipment is relatively cheap, we will always have kids who learn three chords and then record an album in their bedroom. It’s not a bad thing at all, but it does considerably increase the volume of CDs we get. So it’s nice when one of those bands, Beach Fossils, recruits a full-time drummer and records a proper album like “Clash the Truth,” because any doubts I had about them left with their lower-fidelity recordings. The album is pure energy, from the potential energy of the title track to the kinetic energy of “Generational Synthetic” and “Crashed Out.” It’s also like a Buddy Holly album in that the songs are short, but each idea still gets fleshed out. While definitely not the most unique record in the world, “Clash the Truth” is nevertheless extremely fun to listen to and that’s more than I can say about a lot of albums from bedroom rock bands.

Ian Pooley is a very hard-working producer and DJ. Not only has he released 11 albums since 1993, he has also recorded dozens of singles under his name or at least 13 other alter egos. German-born Pooley takes many cues from other countries — especially Brazil — and on his new album, “What I Do,” that influence is apparent. Tracks like “Swing Mode” and “What U Love” take Brazil’s electronic scene and incorporate Europe’s interpretation of Chicago House to great effect. As far as radio goes, there are really only a couple tracks that work without killing drivers, but if you are in the comfort of your own home, feel free to play “What I Do” back to front and let go completely without worrying about totaling someone’s Prius.

Released Feb. 19, 2013. Highlights include “Generational Synthetic,” “Careless” and “Shallow”. Features Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead. Beach Fossils have released a self-titled LP in 2010 and an EP in 2011.

Released Jan. 25, 2013. Highlights include “Swing Mode” and “Tale of the Big City”. Pooley has remixed tracks by Daft Punk and The Cardigans. Features Hogni Egilsson, vocalist and guitarist for the Icelandic band Hjaltalin.

“He’s very warming and engaging, whether you speak to him personally or see him from an audience of 11,000.” SUSAN HURLIHY | PUBLIC RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE LINCOLN CENTER

Magic, comedy and dancing

Magician Adam Trent performs at the Lincoln Center this Saturday afternoon By Peyton Garcia

The Rocky Mountain Collegian If you like magic, this is the show for you. If you like dancing, this is the show for you. If you like comedy, well, this is the show for you. Be prepared, because Adam Trent is coming to town and he brings much more to the stage than smoke and bangs — he incorporates dancing and stand-up comedy. Saturday, Feb. 16, Trent will perform live at the Lincoln Center from 2 to 6 p.m. “Part of why we are so excited to have Adam here at the Lincoln Center is because his shows are so unique,” said Susan Hurlihy, public relations representative for the Lincoln Center. “The audience is going to be thrilled!”

Originally from Boulder, Trent has travelled to 19 different countries to perform and was nominated “Small Venue Entertainer of the Year” for 2012 by Campus Activities Magazine. Trent does approximately 250 shows a year, about 55 of which are college shows; however, he is particularly excited for his show here in Fort Collins. He calls this show his “homecoming.” It has been five years since Trent performed in his home state; the Lincoln Center strikes a special chord in his heart, as it is where he had his first headline act. Trent claims to have “a lot of big surprises planned” for his Fort Collins audience. “What’s really great about Adam is his warmth. He’s very warming and engaging, whether

you speak to him personally or see him from an audience of 11,000,” said Hurlihy. Trent discovered his passion at a young age, after attending a David Copperfield performance when he was eight years old. By 10 years old Trent was performing at birthday parties, and by 13 years old he was doing corporate shows. “I try to add inspiration to my performance … like what you do, and do what you like,” Trent said. Trent’s talent has brought him far, but he truly just enjoys making his audience laugh and feel inspired by his magic. “The best part of being a performer is getting to meet people from all walks of life and seeing the way they react to my magic,” Trent said. Trent may also be recognized

MAGIC SHOW INFO: Where: Lincoln Center Performance Hall (417 W. Magnolia St.) When: 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 Cost: $9 to $12 from his performance in the Disney Channel show, “Shake It Up,” which is about two teenagers who perform as background dancers on a local television show. “If you like magic, you’ll enjoy the show; if you don’t like magic, you’ll enjoy the show,” said Trent. “You can’t afford not to come!” Music and Performing Arts Beat Reporter Peyton Garcia can be reached at



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“However, my biggest qualm with pong (and most drinking games for that matter) is that it totally isolates you from the party.”

The dark side of drinking games Whether it’s the buttchugging frat boys of Pi Kappa Alpha at the University of Tennessee, or random women who resort to vodkaBy Quinn Scahill soaked tampons, college students are continuously developing better and faster techniques in order to reach the ultimate goal of every weekend: inebriation. While there are a variety of substances that one can choose from to reach this goal, it seems that alcohol is the most appropriate. That being said, no college party is truly complete without some sort of competitive game centered on the consumption of alcohol. These intoxicating sporting events are more commonly referred to as drinking games, and their number hovers right around infinity. Pretty much any activity that we perform can be rigged into a drinking game of sorts. While I enjoy drinking and going to parties, I’m not particularly fond of playing drinking games. This isn’t to say I dislike them entirely. I simply think that moderation is best, as it is in most aspects of life. The biggest beef I have with any drinking game is that of beer pong. It’s a staple at any mediocre party, but I have learned to dislike it throughout my numerous encounters. First off, only two to four people can play at once, and the average time per game can vary wildly depending on skill level and alcohol tolerance. Besides, having random people all drinking out of the same set of cups is just about the best way I’ve ever seen to spread nasty

germs and bodily fluids. However, my biggest qualm with pong (and most drinking games for that matter) is that it totally isolates you from the party. Rather than mingling with people, it forces you to a table that is probably filled with the most overcompetitive dudes at the party. It might just be me, but I don’t go to a party for the sole purpose of dominating the beer pong table. Rather, I set out to reminisce with old friends and to attempt to acquaint myself with new ones. Getting boozed up and enjoying yourself is important, but meaningful interaction with other human beings is the most significant thing that happens at parties. This is not to say that all drinking games are bad. There are far more democratic games than pong that can involve much more people. Take flip cup, for example. This game is quick and doesn’t take much commitment; if you want to quit, you can just walk away from the table. I do believe drinking games come with good intentions — they energize a party and help to get us juiced up — but they also run the risk of being extremely isolating and distracting. If somebody asks you about a party and your response is, “Dude, I dominated the beer pong table,” then you definitely missed out on the party. You can play drinking games whenever, but you don’t always get to partake in a champagne-soaked dance party. Step away from the pong table and do something memorable, like setting off a fire extinguisher in the middle of a wall-to-wall shindig. Quinn Scahill is a senior English major. His columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to

Ramtalk: The Rest of the story

Man, myth, legend By Davis English The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Based on the Feb. 8 RamTalk – How mad do you think Tony Frank gets when he catches women staring at his beard? “My eyes are up here.” Famous people are notorious for insuring their valuables. J. Lo has insured her bodacious booty, David Beckham has insured his athlete’s foot and experts are fairly certain that Kanye West has even insured his enormous ego. These things need to be protected. Recently at CSU, the most amazing body part on Earth was insured for a whopping $300 billion. Often called the Eighth Wonder of the World, Tony Frank’s beard is finally safe. The insurance deal has been years in the making, but it is my pleasure to inform the CSU community that there is no need to worry anymore. The beard stays. Sophomore interior design major, Tess Ress, was enthused to say the least.

“It’s finally safe?” Ress said. “Finally, I can sleep at night. I’ve been getting these strange nightmares where a small beard gnome goes into Tony Frank’s room in the middle of the night and emerges with his whiskers. It’s awful.” Ress can finally rest easy. Frank had little to say about his beard insurance, but his booking agent, Miya Mathieu, had more to add. “Tony’s beard used to be a liability,” Mathieu said. “Now it’s an asset. We plan on copyrighting the whiskers as soon as we can. Get ready for merchandise!” Beard enthusiasts everywhere are rejoicing in the fact that the most recognizable beard on Earth is now safe and sound. Although the impact of this accomplishment cannot be fully quantified yet, it is safe to say that more ultra celebs will undoubtedly be getting coverage for their assets. The next step is for CAM the Ram to get his pair insured. Entertainment Writer Davis English can be reached at

Stop Facebook romance, please This past week, while involved in a bout of harmless Facebook stalking with a friend (it’s less creepy if you’re stalkBy Bayley Enright ing with someone), I came across a makeout photo. While there was nothing special about the photo itself, there was a comment that caught my attention: “It’s like you’ve chewed up your standards and spit them all over Facebook.” I for one hold this to be one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen on Facebook, and the individual who said it has become one of my personal heroes. Why? Because he stood up against something that is rapidly becoming one of the most worrisome and gag-inducing features of our generation’s social fabric: Facebook romance. Since we’re just emerging from the hearts-and-kisses

cultural extravaganza that is Valentine’s Day, I’m sure you have all seen your fair share of Facebook romance recently, but allow me to define it for you. Facebook romance includes, but is not limited to: extensive status updates, photos, comments and any other manner of postings that publicize your romantic life. Fine, you got engaged, and I see how that’s kind of a big deal for you; go ahead and tell other people about it. But the couple who’s been dating for like three months and have a different couple profile pic every single day, who always tag each other in posts about how love is wonderful and perfect? Yeah. You guys are guilty of gratuitous Facebook romance. Facebook romance is problematic for a number of reasons, the most obvious being that it is essentially a public liveblog of your romantic life — which I guarantee is not going to be a happy yellow brick road of flowers and munchkins the whole way. How awkward is it when suddenly you and your significant other break up and you realize your public Internet profile is

nothing but a conglomeration of sappy memories that have now gone sour? Even if you delete the 12 albums of “Us <3 <3,” all 1,400 of your friends have already seen them, and will commence intense stalking as soon as your relationship status switches to “single.” There is no peace for the Facebook romancers. If you are one, even if they don’t tell you, all your friends hate you. Don’t take it personally. It’s just fact. While Facebook romancers are hazardous to society enough in themselves, those who indulge them are only perpetuating this dangerous trend. You know, those people who comment on couples’ photos with something along the lines of “Ohmygosh you two are soooooo cute,” or “Stop being so adorable!!!!” To all of you who are encouraging such Facebook romance: stop. Stop Facebook romancing and save our generation’s public face. Bayley Enright is a senior English major. Her columns appear every other Friday in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to


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Friday, February 15, 2013

Community Cakes goes to the dogs

CSU baking club concocts sweet treats for Larimer Humane Society By Bailey Constas

The Rocky Mountain Collegian A community cake might sound slightly unpleasant, but there’s nothing more joyful than the bakers of Community Cakes, a baking club at CSU. Emma Martens, a senior liberal arts major and president of Community Cakes, was baking a key lime pie one day for a friend’s birthday and thought to herself, “Why am I not more involved in campus?” “My passions are community involvement and baking. I thought, how could I combine those together?” Martens said. The club was kneaded and baked into existence last semester. “Community Cakes is a student organization that is founded on the belief that any skill or hobby or talent can be transformed into giving

means to giving back,” Martens said. Once a month, the club does a baking project for a non-profit organization at the Whole Food’s test kitchen and then gives the baked goods to these groups. Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the club will be baking homemade dog treats that are going to be sold in vet clinics around town. All of the proceeds will be donated to Larimer County Humane Society. “We have quite a few pre-vet students. We thought community is more than just people; it’s animals too, so this is our little animal project for the year,” Martens said. Past projects include baking cookies and decorating them for a daycare center for disabled children, pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving at the Elder House (an adult daycare program), and baking Christmas cookies for a local homeless shelter.

Community Cakes When: Saturday Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Whole Foods test kitchen (the right hand side

of the building with a separate entrance)

“We make hundreds of baked goods –– upward of 500 for the homeless shelter,” Martens said. It may seem like a daunting task to make hundreds of cookies, but the group has 40 members and is growing. Morgan Peterson, the vice president of Community Cakes, has watched the club grow from just friends to more than expected. “We are surprised at how big the club has gotten. When we were planning it, we had a lot of marketing ideas and we expected it to be just our roommates and two or three See CAKES on PAGE 12


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any years ago — 32 to be exact — Fort Collins actor Jonathan Farwell confessed to poisoning Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Starting Saturday, he will resume this confession as he portrays Antonio Salieri in OpenStage Theatre Company’s production of “Amadeus.” As coincidence would have it, the play begins 32 years after the death of Mozart, with Salieri confessing his sins to the audience.



Stetson Widdle as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lisa Rosenhagen as his lover and future wife Constanze play a game of cat and mouse in OpenStage Theatre’s “Amadeus.”

“He was a child prodigy so there was a sense “One of the essential differences is that when I played it I understudied,” says Farwell about a 1982 that he was paraded about like child stars today. They’re not socially adapted,” Anthony said. national tour, where he later took over the lead. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, OpenStage “It was like being part of a machine. There also welcomed back Stetson Widdle as Mozart, wasn’t much room for creative exploration. I was Lisa Rosenhagen as his wife Constanze and Bruce obliged as a professional actor to fit myself into the glove that had already been put on the play by K. Freestone as Emperor Joseph II, all of whom performed in the 1992 production of “Amsdeus,” the director,” Farwell said. also through OpenStage. OpenStage director Peter Anthony has pre“It’s an experience you don’t get to revisit viously directed and designed “Amadeus” for two very often in life. To get to do productions. this is really an honor and a “Peter has allowed me AMADEUS pleasure,” Rosenhagen said. to explore a little more the “I think there’s a chemistry emotional highs and lows in my What: “Amadeus” between Peter, Stetson and (me). own terms, so I feel, in a sense, When: Feb. 16 to March 16, It’s hard to copy that.” it’s a very liberating experience. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Rosenhagen described her My challenge has been to erase Where: The Lincoln Center, return to Constanze as a transforall my notions of how I did it 417 W. Magnolia St. mation of emotions and maturity, 30 years ago so that it doesn’t Cost: $16 to $27, group rates very much like Constanze beinterfere, and that was probably available tween Acts one and two. more difficult than most people “Mozart was so gifted. realize,” Farwell said. Anyone that has ever known anyone gifted, they The play is structured very much like an opare eccentric. Constanze was his home base. (She) era in which a narrator directly acknowledges the loved him no matter what,” she said. audience. This story is also filled with deceit, scanAbove all, Rosenhagen and Anthony agree dal and some surprising 18th-century flirtation. that from the chemistry of the cast to the story of “The beauty of music is that there’s symSalieri, the show encompasses love. metry and a mathematical beauty, as paradoxi“The resonance of it is what big love decal as that sounds. This play is structured like a mands. What sacrifice are we willing to make for symphonic work in many ways,” Anthony said. that? It’s very frightening to be confronted with Salieri, after concluding that Mozart’s music that kind of overwhelming love. And that’s what is that of an artistic genius, is surprised to see the Salieri is confronted with. This kind of love discontradiction of Mozart’s personality when he mantles every belief we hold,” Anthony said. meets him in person for the first time. A Tony Award-winning show for Best Play After seeing the truth, Salieri renounces his and Academy Award-winning film for Best faith to God and plans to ruin Mozart’s career as Picture, “Amadeus” is a performance not to be revenge. missed. “Salieri can come off as a villain, and the real There will be no advanced reservations for beauty of the play is that Salieri gets trapped in Thursday, Feb. 21. Instead, cash and check donaa bargain with God. What Salieri himself forgets tions will be accepted at the door. is that when he makes his bargain with God … he Friday, Feb. 22, all seats are $14 and include asks God for fame, so he gets fame; but when he a free beer at intermission, compliments of Odell meets Mozart, he realizes he should have asked Brewing Company. for genius,” Farwell said. Childcare will be provided by Young People’s In “Amadeus,” Mozart is portrayed as a geLearning Center for the March 1 and March 15 nius and a fool from Salieri’s point of view. Salieri shows. Call 970-482-1212 for childcare reservations. is the only person in Vienna at the time that sees Assistant Entertainment Editor Lianna Salva Mozart as a musical genius, no matter what his can be reached at personality may say otherwise.




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Redshirt sophomore Jon Octeus runs the fast break for the CSU basketball team Wednesday against San Diego State. Octeus made a clutch 3-pointer and sealed the victory with an emphatic dunk.

Octeus prime

JUCO transfer takes backup point guard spot By Andrew Schaller The Rocky Mountain Collegian


hen the CSU basketball team lost its energetic sixth man, guard Jesse Carr, at the beginning of the season to a torn ACL, many were wondering who would step in and fill the void.

That role, at least in part, has been filled by redshirt sophomore guard Jon Octeus, who has coalesced nicely with the Rams’ offense since joining the team this past summer from Wabash Valley College. “From the (first) visit, I feel like I had chemistry with these guys; that’s why I chose to come here,” Octeus said. “These are great guys and I don’t

think it would be hard for anybody to come in here and be able to bond with this team, get along with this team and mesh with this team well.” Octeus has come off the bench and played in every CSU game this year, often running the offense at the point guard position and contributing to See octeus on Page 11

Air Force ready for CSU rematch By Kyle Grabowski The Rocky Mountain Collegian The CSU basketball team may have created a monster. Air Force has won six out of eight games since its 79-40 loss in Fort Collins on Jan. 16, including wins over then-No. 15 San Diego State and a 15 point win over UNLV. The Rams play at Air Force See bball on Page 12


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Fit felt right at first visit Continued from Page 10 the Rams’ 20-4 record. While working for others has been a trademark of Octeus’ game throughout much of the season, he showed in the Rams’ most recent win Wednesday night against San Diego State that the 6-foot-4 guard can put the ball in the basket as well. Playing in just 12 minutes, Octeus shot 4-6 from the field and tallied nine points in the game, two of which came off the closing dunk that sealed CSU’s 66-60 win over the Aztecs. “We wouldn’t be where we’re at as a team if it wasn’t for him, let alone last game,” CSU coach Larry Eustachy said. “When Jesse went down, somebody had to step up … and he’s done well. He’s a real winner; he’s gonna be a great player before he leaves here.” The previous six games prior to Wednesday, Octeus shot just 26.3 percent from the field, but that didn’t stop him from having one of his best offensive performances in CSU’s most tightly-contested games of the year. Despite the tough stretch Octeus was going through, his teammates had faith in him and felt comfortable with the ball in his hands. “Yesterday before we even got into the game, Jesse (Carr) told me, he said, ‘You belong,’ ” Octeus said. “He told me and Daniel (Bejarano) that we belong, so once he said that, a light flicked on. You always feel like you belong but it’s nice to hear it, so when he said that yesterday it’s just — we understand that we have to come in and contribute, there can’t be a doubt, there can’t be a drop when we come into the game.” When Octeus is on the floor, that drop has usually not occurred. According to sports-reference. com, Octeus has assisted an average of 11.7 percent of all teammate field goals while he is in the game. That mark is the fifth-best on the team. “You can’t say enough about what he’s done for us this year coming off the bench,” senior guard Dorian Green said. “Especially when we lost Jesse, we lost a little bit of depth, but we knew with him that we were gonna be OK. The success he’s had and the confidence he’s been playing with lately has been huge.” Assistant Sports Editor Andrew Schaller can be reached at sports@

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women’s basketball

Prepped for Pink Out By Cali Rastrelli

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“It’s really rewarding for me to show that they can do anything and give back.” Emma Martens | president of community cakes

Inspired to make dog treats

The Rocky Mountain Collegian The women’s basketball team would love nothing more than to pack Moby Arena to capacity for Saturday’s Pink Out game against Air Force. The Rams take on the Falcons for the second time this season at 2 p.m. “We would really love people to come out and support breast cancer,” said junior forward Sam Martin. “We have pink jerseys, which is exciting.” In their last match up at Colorado Springs, the Rams came away victorious with a 64-44 rout of the Falcons. That win was their first in the Mountain West and boosted confidence. “We had some really nice possessions early,” CSU Coach Ryun Williams said. “I thought we were really disruptive, and we rebounded the ball well.” However, Martin and her teammates are not going to let the large margin of success faze them. “Anyone can beat anyone on a given night,” Martin said. “You can’t think about how much we won by last time. It’s a new game and they are going to want to beat us even more.” Seniors Dymond James and Alicia Leipprandt pace Air Force’s offense. James averages nine points per game and has 168 rebounds on the year. “James is just crafty on the inside,” said Martin. “She’s a really tough, get-down-to-it player.” Leipprandt leads the team with 12.9 points per game and is also the ninth-leading scorer in Falcons’ history, with 851 career points. Martin has reached 1,000 career points since the last time the teams met, but is not worried about the Fal-


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Assistant coach Chad Lavin instructs the Rams at practice last week in Moby Arena. The team will face off against Air Force tomorrow in Moby at 2 p.m. cons’ reaction to this milestone. “They might try to double up, which has worked for other teams,” Martin said, “but we have other people that can score and get us out of trouble.” Freshman Caitlin Duffy has made sure of that, averaging 11.7 points on the season, and scored 15 in Wednesday’s loss to San Diego State. “Duffy had to earn those 15 points,” said Williams. “To beat good teams on the road, you’ve got to score. We held them well below their average.” Still, the season has been a bit rough for the Rams, who are 7-15 for the season and 3-6 in conference play. “Obviously it’s more fun to win games, but you can’t let that get you

down,” said Martin. “We are playing really well; we just have to get past this bump in the road.” A win for the Rams would tie them with New Mexico and could place them ahead of Boise State in the MW standings, where they are tied for sixth. The charged atmosphere of home-court advantage at Moby should give the team the energy they need to defeat their in-state and conference rival. “Coach says we have to get out there and ‘punch them first,’ ” said Martin. “We are going to play our game from the start and do everything we can to win.” Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter Cali Rastrelli can be reached at

friends. And we would just make them do it,” Peterson said. “But it’s been crazy how many people are signing up just from RamLink. We have not done any marketing.” Peterson expressed Martens’ passion for baking, while hers was mostly for eating. “I just love to eat the things, but obviously you have to make them as well. But, I said I can deal with that,” Peterson said. Another member, Naz Kalani, a senior biology major, never necessarily considered baking as a pastime, but has learned skills that she will use outside of the club. “I don’t bake at all. My motive besides volunteering is that I could get a few lessons. And I have — I know how to measure out stuff now and blend things nicely,” Kalani said. One of Kalani’s favorite things about the club is the interaction that she gets to have with underclassmen and giving back to the community. “I talk to them about their majors and be a guide to them,” Kalani said. “You can find ways that pertain to your interests and still help the community, it doesn’t have to be hard labor. You can still find a way to give back.” Kalani hopes to help deliver the dog treats, but only if they’re

small dogs. “Usually I’m really excited about preparing it … and sometimes you can take a cookie, but since it’s dog treats this time I can’t do that,” Kalani said. “But I’m excited for the delivery. But if they’re big dogs, I’ll probably let Emma do it.” The group began baking in Martens’ townhome but moved to the test kitchen at Whole Foods when they realized they needed a larger space. The group cooks with organic and clean materials as part of the requirements to use the test kitchen. “It’s really rewarding for me to show that they can do anything and give back even, if it’s baking cookies,” Martens said. Peterson said she hopes to pass on the tradition of the club to a younger member when she and Martens graduate in the spring. “We value making people’s days. We make peoples days by baking them something that tastes delicious,” Peterson said. “Sometimes it seems small because you’re just baking for a few hours on a Saturday; but every bit counts,” Peterson said. “If everyone did something like that, it would be a really great world.” Student Life Beat and Entertainment Reporter Bailey Constas (@BaileyLiza) can be reached at

Balanced shooting key for Falcons offense

Continued from Page 10 Saturday at 2 p.m., and are looking to win their third consecutive conference road game. “They’ve been laying in the weeds for us for a long time, and I’m sure they know they’re a lot better than they played against us,” CSU coach Larry Eustachy said. “It was the turning point in Air Force’s season, saying ‘We’re better than this,’ and they’ve become monsters in a sense.” The Falcons are riding a sevengame home winning streak, scoring 75.3 points per game, after averaging 72 points per game for the

season. Most of that offensive output can be attributed to Air Force’s efficiency with the ball. The Falcons only turn the ball over 12.2 times per game and shoot a Mountain West best 48.2 percent from the field. “You have to stay disciplined; you’ve got to be able to guard for 35 seconds,” CSU forward Pierce Hornung said. “It comes down to playing tough, getting our game on the floor.” CSU imposed its will on Air Force in the team’s first meeting, out-rebounding the Falcons 40-19 and holding them to 37 percent

from the field. And the Rams will try to execute a similar game plan Saturday. It won’t be easy to throw Air Force off their rhythm again due to the Falcons’ balance on offense. Four Air Force players average more than nine points per game, and three of those four shoot better than 50 percent from the field. The one player that doesn’t is MW-leading scorer Michael Lyon. The senior guard from Virginia scores 18 points per game and has eclipsed the 20-point mark three times since not reaching double figures in scoring against CSU.

“He’s been playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder; he wants to prove that he’s worthy of being mentioned as one of the best players in the conference,” Air Force coach Dave Pilipovich said. In order to shut Lyons and all of Air Force’s shooters down, CSU wants to stay disciplined in its defensive rotation and close out on as many shooters as possible. “If you’re late on a catch, they’re going to knock it down, and once they get in rhythm they’re really tough to stop,” CSU guard Wes Eikmeier said. A win for CSU would keep the Rams on pace with New Mexico in

Air Force’s efficient offense 48.2 percent field goal shooting (1st MW) 16 assists per game (2nd MW) +2.26 turnover margin (1st MW)

the Mountain West race and further cement their status as a NCAA tournament team and one of the best teams in the country. Sports Editor Kyle Grabowski can be reached at

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Daily Horoscope By NANCY BLACK

Today’s Birthday (02/15/13). Social life and partnerships sparkle until the summer. Play conservatively after April (for five months), and rely on your seasoned team. Achievements count more than toys. Work shifts into higher gear in the summer, and the career track you launch will take you far. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) —8— This is the opportunity; take the necessary steps to afford it. Pull yourself up and empower others to succeed in the process. Grow your economy and everyone benefits. Taurus (April 20-May 20) —9— You don’t need to worry; everything is coming together now. Besides, you’re extra hot for the next couple of days. Secret benefits could be yours, if you play your cards right. Gemini (May 21-June 20) —6— The pressure is about to increase. Hiding out is a fine strategy. Ultimately you will resolve it. Let the metamorphosis happen naturally. Be sensitive. Cancer (June 21-July 22) —7— Plan ahead for a better understanding of what’s coming. Back up your data before Mercury goes retrograde on February 24. Find comfort in your community. Whistle while you work. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —9— Give your career an extra boost of energy. When in doubt, find out how others have solved similar problems, and then add your own personal touch. Don’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you want.

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24 Peevish mood 25 Battery terminal 27 Not just search for 30 Adenoid, e.g. 31 Reclassification of 2006 32 Soufflé recipe word 33 One of the Smurfs 36 The world total was approx. $70 trillion in 2011 37 Paid endorsement, in slang, and an apt title for this puzzle 40 Say nothing good about 41 Dating from 43 “__ uncertain world ...” 44 Hit on the head 46 Napery 48 Charley, in Steinbeck’s “Travels With Charley” 49 Tax-exempt entity, usually 51 Ergo 52 “_ So Fine”: Chiffons hit 53 Result of Pepsi shortages? 58 Roll out of bed 60 Dollar alternative 61 Airline with bluestriped jets 62 Slips through the cracks 63 They may be loaded 64 Rest area rester 65 Dog in a horned helmet 66 Chatty bovines? 67 Nailed obliquely Down 1 Eye-catching Apple 2 Grow displeased

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