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2012 Fall Dance Concert Wreath Sale Museum of Discovery grand opening Rocking Mountain National Park free entry KFRC Thanks Giving Giving Thanks Emancipator hits the stage with a calm but energetic beeping noise

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Marching to the beat of a CSU drummer

Winter is back (almost)



Mountain resorts open first runs of the season By Emily Smith The Rocky Mountain Collegian It’s almost the best time of year again for any Coloradan who takes advantage of those massive things popping out of the ground all over our state. The mountains have officially begun to open up for the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season. It may be a long drive from the Fort to most of the ski resorts in Colorado, but nowhere else can you get that Rocky Mountain high that comes from careening over the edge of a snowpacked peak. Luckily, there are some incentives to braving the gas prices and I-70 traffic early in the season…


Loveland tries to open as early as possible every season, but won’t sacrifice snow quality or coverage, according to John Sellers, marketing and communications director for Loveland. Currently boasting an 18” snow base and two top-to-bottom runs, Loveland has several deals on Ski and Stay packages for the early season, found at Through Dec. 14, full day lift tickets are $49 compared to regular season pricing of $61. Ski-

ers and snowboarders can also get a “4-Pak” of tickets for $129, available for purchase through Nov. 18. “Our ‘4-Paks’ are unique because they are actual lift tickets that can be used by anyone on any day of the season,” Sellers said. Loveland also offers a 2-for-1 midweek lift ticket deal in the Campus Cash coupon book. Sellers said CSU students should make the trip to Loveland for early skiing and riding because they can avoid crowds, find two full runs and a terrain park open, and the groomed snow is “fantastic.”

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According to Adrienne Saia Isaac, marketing and communications director for A-Basin, they open each year when they can provide fun and safe on-mountain conditions and are able to remain open through the duration of the season. Early season full day lift tickets are available through Dec. 21 for $64, compared to regular season pricing of $79. Two-season “Double Down” season passes are also available at a reduced price of $499 through Dec. 31. For those of you itching to ski or snowboard for your very first time, A-Basin is holding Value Season Private Lessons for five hours and up to

four people for $290, or for three hours and up to four people for $165. Both deals are available only until Nov. 16. “Early season can be tough when the mountains don’t have a lot of terrain open,” Isaac wrote in an email to the Collegian. “But once you get up here you remember why you make that trip. “It’s that feeling of freedom you get when you ski or ride (either solo or with your pals), of escaping the madness of school or work and instead getting out into that crisp Summit County air on a bluebird day,” Issac added.

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OPENING DATES Mountains Open Now

Loveland: 5 runs open, 1 terrain park open Arapahoe Basin: 2 runs open, 1 terrain park open Copper Mountain: 3 runs open Keystone: 4 runs open Breckenridge: 2 runs open

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Copper is throwing out some sweet deals for early season skiing and lodging, including up to 60 percent off regular season pricing. Their “Snow Day Guarantee” allows you to buy two nights of lodging and get a third one free. You receive free afternoon lift tickets for the day you arrive, and a you get a free Woodward at Copper introductory session. Copper will also upgrade your lift tickets to “Secret Passes” which let you go to the head of the line. Steezy, right? (That’s snowboarder slang for “great,” or something.) See MOUNTAINS on Page 2

Winter Park: Nov. 14 Vail: Nov. 16 Eldora: Nov. 16 Beaver Creek: Nov. 16 Wolf Creek: Nov. 17 Steamboat: Nov. 21 Crested Butte: Nov. 21 Monarch Mountain: Nov. 21 Aspen/Snowmass: Nov. 22 Telluride: Nov. 22 Ski Cooper: Nov. 22 Durango Mountain: Nov. 23 Echo Mountain: Nov. 30 Silverton Mountain: Dec. 1 Powderhorn: Dec. 13

Party down with Fierce Bad Rabbit By Lianna Salva The Rocky Mountain Collegian


From left to right, Max Barcelow, Dayton Hicks, Chris Anderson, and Alana Rolfe of the local indie/pop band Fierce Bad Rabbit pose in a dressing room.

In the music industry, sometimes the bright lights of fame put a band’s hometown in the shadows. This is not the case for local Fort Collins band Fierce Bad Rabbit, who celebrate the success of their internationally-known music in the place they call home. Tomorrow night at Road 34, the band will perform a Kickstarter afterparty for their fans who donated to the production of their newest album, “The Maestro and the Elephant.” Last year, they were voted best band in Fort Collins by CSU students. The band asked for support to raise $10,000, which would cover 30 percent of the cost to finalize the pro-

CONCERT DETAILS What: Fierce Bad Rabbit Kickstarter afterparty, with Sour Boy, Bitter Girl When: Nov. 10, 9 p.m. Where: Road 34 Bike Bar Cost: $8, Must be 21+ duction of the album, set to release on Dec. 31 of this year. The new album offered a lot of firsts for FBR. “We’re more mature as a band and more collected,” said lead vocalist Chris Anderson. Viola player and supporting vocalist Alana Rolfe hinted at some “rock star” guest musicians on the new al-

bum. It is also the first time all four band members have contributed to writing music, according to Rolfe. “You can have a song and it sounds like you, but you put it into the collaboration phase and it sounds like us,” Rolfe said. Drummer Max Barcelow said that the differences in lyrics between him and Anderson made the collaboration process interesting. “From day one I have had so much fun being in the band because I can get away with so much very technically,” he said. “I’ve never done the lead of a band and had to write songs, so all my songs are primarily blues or folk grounded. Chris had a vision on how See FIERCE on Page 5

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Breck opens today The Biggest Freak in the Sheets MOUNTAINS |


By Davis English

The Rocky Mountain Collegian This fictional column is based on the Ramtalk, “I just saw a spider in my bed. I mist leave everything and move out immediately.” which originally appeared in the Nov. 2 Collegian. Mass hysteria ensued in the bedroom of local CSU grad Ian Breenen earlier this morning as a spider was spotted on his pillow. The spider, a native Western Widow, reportedly crawled from the deepest shadows beneath the bed onto the pillow of Breenen while he was sleeping. In a dazed stupor, Breenen awoke frightened and fell from his bed while simultaneously dampening his pajama bottoms. “D-d-d’you see that thing?!” Breenen said. “It has to be at least three feet wide! Holy mother of pearl!” Breenen had just finished watching “Arachnophobia” a few nights ago and has been deathly afraid of arachnids — namely spi-

ders — ever since. His phobia is not uncommon. In a recent survey, 98 percent of CSU students reported seeing a spider in the last month, and of that 98 percent, 95 percent reported urinating in their slacks or trousers

“I think that the media shows spiders in a way that is unfair and that targets the poor creatures.” upon viewing the eight-legged arthropods. Some people, however, are not fazed by the presence of spiders. Local spider enthusiast, Spiderman, was not at all surprised by Breenen’s reaction. He blames it on pop cul-

ture. “You know, there is just a bad rap for most arachnids out there. I mean sure, they can be scary, but they are really just our eight-legged buddies,” Spiderman said. “I think that the media shows spiders in a way that is unfair and that targets the poor creatures.” Breenen, however, is not sold on this idea. “Poor creatures?” Breenen said. “A poor creature is a female arctic fox who is a starving single mother trying to coax her young out of the den for the first time. That, my friend, is a poor creature. Spiders are death creatures with no morality.” Breenen went on to say that his best friend, Ricky, was bitten by a spider in grade school and was never seen again, but that may have been because his family moved to Minneapolis. The spider on the pillow could not be contacted for any further comments. It is suspected that he is lurking somewhere nearby. Collegian writer Davis English can be reached at

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Copper is also hosting some fun-tastic early season events. The 11th Annual Leftover Yam Jam, Copper’s first rail jam of the season, will take place Nov. 24 and is open to professional and amateur skiers and snowboarders. Happy Thanks-jibbing!


Keystone offers discounted pricing on four-night lift and lodging packages through early December. If you book during the mid-week, prices start at $608 person, breaking down to $152 per person per day for a full day lift ticket and lodging. Don’t miss out on early season events at Keystone, such as Military Appreciation Days Nov. 10-12, when military personnel and their family will receive a special lift ticket rate of $59 and discounts at food and beverage outlets. Also, check out all the latest gear at Snowboard Demo Days at Keystone, Dec. 1-2. There is no cost to demo the gear, but a lift ticket or season pass is required to access the mountain. (Duh).


According to Alysa Hetze,

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communications coordinator at Breckenridge, their opening day is determined through discussions with the U.S. Forest Service, since Breckenridge operates on USFS land. Hetze said the Epic Pass, which includes season tickets to Breckenridge, Keystone, A-Basin and limited days at Vail, Beaver Creek and two mountains in Lake Tahoe, is currently on sale until Nov. 18. “Perfect for opening weekend, early season deals are available at a selection of lodging locations from ski in/ski out to mountain getaways,” Hetze said in an email to the Collegian. These deals start as low as $99. Breckenridge will celebrate its opening day today with several activities including free cinnamon roll samples, a live broadcast from KSMT, drink specials throughout the day, local DJs and a moment to honor veterans. “Opening day is really a benchmark day to celebrate winter returning to Breck and to share the excitement for the upcoming season,” Hetze said. Collegian writer Emily Smith can be reached at entertainment@


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Compiled by Emily Kribs Check in with the Collegian’s Weekender every Friday to see what’s going on in Fort Collins over the weekend.

Rocky Mountain National Park free entry Where: Rocky Mountain National Park When: Nov. 10-12 Cost: Free

Museum of Discovery grand opening Where: Museum of Discovery When: Saturday, Nov. 10 Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $7 for students with ID, $6 for kids 3-12, $9.50 for adults

Take advantage of Rocky Mountain National Park’s free entry this weekend (gas not included) and check out the best part of Colorado for the low price of living here (and the not-so-low cost of gas). Not only is it free, but it’s only going to get colder from here on out, so now is the time to do it. The park is open 24 hours a day, so if you’re feeling really passionate about national parks you can get in at exactly midnight. There’s nothing like driving around in the woods in the dark! Learn more at

Now you don’t have to go all the way to Denver to look at dinosaurs. The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s grand opening is this Saturday, and according to their website, contains “hands-on exhibits, a 42-foot long plesiosaur, a stateof-the-art Digital Dome that immerses you into the action and a nationally recognized interactive music experience that lets you create and play music.” Come experience your history, science and culture right here in Fort Collins! Learn more at

2012 Fall Dance Concert

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Professor Richard Wacko, from the University of Utah Ballet Department, comes to the CSU stage and brings moves we can only hope befit his last name. As part of CSU dance tradition, Wacko has put this concert together as guest choreographer in residence. Wacko has instructed the CSU dancers in several innovative types of dance, including something called “character dance,” which will be among the dances featured in the concert. “I’ve always wanted to incorporate character dancing,” said CSU Ballet Professor Carol Roderick. “It’s wonderful — lots of fun, entertaining and a beautiful and challenging experience for our dancers.” For more information, go to

Where: Shepardson Building When: Friday, Nov. 9 Times: 6 p.m. Cost: $15 undecorated, $20 decorated Get into the holiday spirit by buying a wreath. The holiday wreaths are 12 inch center Douglas Fir, and the proceeds support scholarships as well as club activities. Purchased wreaths will be available for pick-up on campus in Shepardson on Nov. 29th and 30, and Dec. 6 and 7. For more information, contact Jaclyn Salts at

Where: University Dance Theatre When: Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost: $11 for students, $9 for youth under 17, $18 for adults

Emancipator hits the stage with a calm but energetic beeping noise Where: The Aggie When: Saturday, Nov. 10 Time: 8 p.m. Cost: $20 Emancipator comes to the Aggie Saturday with Inspired Flight, bringing trip-hop and indie to the Fort Collins music scene. This concert rounds off four nights of their Colorado tour, which began in Breckenridge on Wednesday. If you’re down for a chill night of down-tempo electronic and indie to take the edge off the week before fall break, come see the Emancipator himself – who is one person, by the way, and has rabid fans who will destroy you if you think otherwise. Don’t let that be a deterrent. I’m just warning you now. For more information, go to

KFRC Thanks Giving Giving Thanks Where: Avogadro’s Number When: Tuesday, Nov. 13 Times: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: Suggested donation of two cans of food At their website, KFRC says, “Last year the KRFC community raised over 800 pounds of non-perishable food for the Food Bank of Larimer County. The Food Bank of Larimer County distributed over eight million pounds of food in 2011.” This year they’re at it again, and with a donation of two cans of food you get a free beer from New Belgium Brewery or Odell Brewing Company (21+, obviously). If there’s a better way to get into the giving spirit, I don’t want to hear about it. Learn more at


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The best part of living in a pigsty: getting down and getting dirty


A common misconception amongst college-age kids is that our houses all look like the Delta Tau Chi fraternity from Animal House. However, I’ve waltzed into college houses that have sparkled and smelled of citrus cleaner in every room. But these kinds of houses are nothing like mine. My home resembles the Delta Tau Chi house, and my roommates and I help keep the stereotype of a dirty, smelly college house alive. In our modern era, the household is supposed to be an impenetrable castle, guarding us against the elements, and most of all: filth. According to my architecture class, homes are understood as spheres of civility and domesticity. A home is supposed to be a clean sanctuary from the polluted outside world. It represents civilization’s ongoing battle with dirt. If this is true, then my home is a barbaric affront to civility. However, I love my house just the way it is. It’s dirty, and sometimes it smells funny, but it has character. A dirty house doesn’t equate to a bad house, and there are actually quite a few upsides to living in a pigsty. First of all, everything is relative. Living in a dirty house gives you some insight into what “clean” really means. The past two years I have lived in houses which I would not consider “dirty,” per say, but now that I have moved into a certified pigsty I can deal with a little filth. When you live in a house that is continually trashed, you would be surprised at the small amount of cleaning you have to do to feel satisfied. For example: Usually my living room is strewn with cups, cans, and whatever else. I can pick up half of the stuff and feel pretty satisfied with how the room looks. Example two: In my former houses, the living room was usually clean and devoid of trash. In the instance that it did fill with trash, I would have had to clean the entire room to feel satisfied with its appearance. Basically, the dirtier your house is, the less work it will take for you to make it appear clean. The main problem I have at my house, though, is that there is so much stuff

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everywhere. We have somewhere around nine couches, two televisions and way too many extra chairs and shot glasses. Wait a second, I take that back: you can never have too many shot glasses. But seriously, there is an upside to your house being filled with junk. Just the other day, I was looking for something underneath my couch and in the process I found a dollar, my old coffee mug and a highlighter — which I sorely needed. There is also a pretty continuous stream of unopened beers and half finished bottles that lay around the house. Although stockpiling objects around different parts of your house isn’t convenient, you’d be surprised at how often it comes in handy, especially when you’re thirsty. You may also think that because I live in a filthy pit, that my house is a “party house.” This is actually not the case. It makes it really convenient, though. I can either say my house is too dirty to throw a party at, or I can use reverse psychology: It’s already dirty, so why not? Either way it usually works in my favor. I also appreciate my dirty house simply because it is so dirty. I have grown accustomed to living in filth. You may ask why this is a good thing, and it is because my standard of living has plunged like a phone into a toilet. My future promises me very little chance of immediate success after college, so I might as well get used to living in a fleabag rat-trap of a house. Furthermore, conditions like these will help prime for any sort of apocalyptic situation. Germs and filth will have the rest of the populace terrified, but I will go about my daily business unfazed. All I’m saying is there’s nothing wrong with getting dirty. We are living in an age of unparalleled hygiene and sanitation, and while you might think that it’s good to be clean, sometimes it’s not. Any barber or stylist can tell you that washing your hair daily will damage it. Cleaning your house daily probably won’t damage it, but you’re also not going to have any fun doing it. Just take my advice, and get a little dirty with it. Quinn Scahill is a senior English major. His columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to


Presidential elections are supposed to be nail biters, bitter fights to the end, high blood pressure affairs — they’re supposed to look like a great sporting event. Or at least that’s how the media want to represent presidential elections, no matter how close they really are. The truth is that, at least for Tuesday’s race, Obama was nearly a shoe-in before voting centers across the country even opened. Nate Silver — whose (unbelievably accurate) mathematical approach to election predictions makes him the field’s benchmark — pointed out early Tuesday morning that the last polls before the election showed Obama as having an overwhelming advantage; only 3 of the 26 polls Silver sourced from important battleground states gave Romney the better odds. At 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, Silver’s average of simulated outcomes showed a 90.9 percent chance that Obama would

win the election, and that he would take 313 electoral votes and 50.8 percent of the popular vote. It’s important to note that those figures came from an algorithm of numerous election result possibilities, and didn’t represent Silver’s personal prediction. The point is that, based on numbers and not opinions, Romney only had a 9.1 percent chance of winning the presidency. But from watching pundits predict the election’s outcome on any news channel, Romney’s odds at victory seemed a lot better than 9 percent. Unfortunately, just as Obama’s reelection was a statistical no-brainer, so was the media’s portrayal of the race as one that could go either way. A tight race is better for ratings and page views, so there’s incentive to make an election seem closer than it truly is. In addition to better ratings, though, reports of the race being a close one can also be attributed to analysts’ personal political leanings. So how did the election actually shake out? Obama took 303 electoral votes and, though counting is not entirely finished yet, 50.5 percent of the popular vote. His electoral tally is likely to hit 332 once Florida is ruled official. Nate Silver was pretty close, as were many other statisticians listed on a pundit scorecard (the designation of pundit and statistician are muddied in the graphic’s presentation) that Slate put together illustrating projections from prominent analysts. One of the largest problems em-

bedded in this country’s media is illustrated in Slate’s infographic; only one conservative analyst — Ross Douthat — was anywhere near predicting the election’s correct results, and even he missed the mark by 33 electoral votes. So the question has to be asked: How skewed are political projections by the ideals of the person making them? One look at Slate’s infographic indicates that the influence is significant. Of the nine conservative analysts represented, only one predicted an Obama victory (again, it was Douthat). The illustration is telling — though not at all shocking — and there’s no doubt that, had the odds been in Romney’s favor, eight out of nine liberal analysts would still have predicted an Obama victory. A key tenet of journalism is to provide information that is as factual as possible, even when it comes to projecting the winner of an election. With this election, and with others before it, facts were ignored in order to create a more gripping story. Polling statistics are especially susceptible to this type of twisted argument. They don’t say anything definitively, right? Well, for the 2012 election, they did. Obama’s likely victory was clear, and while that doesn’t make for nearly as sexy a story, to lie to an audience and say otherwise does more harm than good. Content Managing Editor Nic Turiciano can be reached at

Politics: It’s not just once every four years


We've all seen it. The statuses, the tweets, the memes — you know, the ones that pooled in after the results of the election and the days that followed: "I never have to care about politics again!" or "The elections are over so I don't have to hear anyone's political opinion anymore!" Right? Wrong. The election may very well be over and for at least three and a half years we are free of the seemingly endless and obnoxious presidential campaign attack ads. We can enjoy Pandora without hearing President Obama's voice and watch television without seeing Gov. Romney's face. But the hard work for us as citizens — and especially as young people — has just begun. What happened in the last few months is a trend that recurs every four years when election season starts to fire up: politics become cool. It becomes a fad to talk about it on social media and

one’s desired candidate. We post links to articles and memes that we find online, we tweet and even those who really don't know what they're talking about act like they do and join in. But politics isn't and shouldn't be a trend. It's not simply a tv show whose episodes have been suspended due to a lack of viewership for a few years. As college students, the youth vote encompassed 19 percent of the country's vote, according to an exit poll by Edison Research. That's up 1 percent from 2008, an election that the majority of the media said wouldn't be surpassed in regards to the youth vote. We're getting better, we're showing up to the polls and rocking the vote, but the work doesn't stop there. Let’s continue to educate ourselves and each other, stay involved in the news and what's happening in the world (and not confine ourselves to just one news site, say... MSNBC or Fox) and involve ourselves in political conversation even if it isn't a trending topic on Twitter. I constantly hear the conversations of those against the two party split our country is made up of. I constantly hear those opposed to both parties and not wanting to vote for the lesser of two evils. Do something about it. Take these next three years as an opportunity – an opportunity to learn and an opportunity to advocate what you truly believe in. Don't wait four more years to vote again, vote in the midterm and primary elections. Now is the time to really start digging in and figuring out what you can do to change

what you don't like about our society. Besides educating yourself, being on a college campus you all have the wonderful opportunity to join an organization — join the College Democrats, College Republicans, Young Americans for Liberty, Rock the Vote; there’s plenty to choose from. So stop saying that you're "over it" and stop acting like you're too cool for politics now that they've stepped aside in popular conversation on your favorite social media sites. Wanna know what actually is "cool"? Caring about your country and doing something about its future. We are the youth vote of America, and for many of us (sadly not including myself and other seniors), will be again next election. Keep the trend going of increasing youth participation. So this weekend as you head out to do whatever you do, celebrate the victory of President Obama if you voted for him and drown your sorrows if you're like me and voted for Mitt Romney. But after the celebrations and mourning periods have ended — stay involved. Let's continue to be a generation that's cognizant, one that cares, one that makes a difference and steps up — and not just on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November every four years. Copy Editor Lauren Stieritz is a senior communication studies major. Her columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. She can be reached at letters@ or on Twitter @laurenstieritz.

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Marching to the beat Percussion ensemble takes the stage this Sunday By Emily Kribs The Rocky Mountain Collegian Dr. Eric Hollenbeck seemed surprised. “This isn’t an unusual concert,” he said. “We do it every year.” Nevertheless, he said, “It’ll be fun to watch.” “You can actually see the sounds being made,” Hollenbeck explained. “It’s not like other instruments.” He described this as the more classical concert of the two performed throughout the year. “It’s fairly contemporary, so most students should be able to identify with it. Most of the music was written in the last 20 years, so it’s music of our time.” The music varies greatly in age. On the press release it says, “First on the program is Ionisation, by Edgard Varese — one of the earliest pieces written for the percussion ensemble.” One of the pieces, Ku-Ka Ilimoku by Christopher Rouse, is fairly

new (1978), but intended to be reminiscent of ancient Hawaii and the god of war for whom the song is named. Having played percussion for 10 years — longer, if one counts piano in its technical classification as a percussion instrument — Hollenbeck is obviously pretty good at it. But what matters to him is what the students get from the concert. “I pick the pieces based on difficulty,” he said. “The goal is education; I want to challenge the students ... and work with the particular needs of the students. For instance, if one student needs to work on mallet-playing, I give them that. Or if they need to work on timing, I give them a piece with that.” One of said students, music major Ben Justis wrote in an email to the Collegian that, “The most challenging part for me is the vertical alignment of notes. Playing exactly together is quite difficult, like getting a room full

of people to clap their hands at the same time perfectly.” Justis wrote, “My favorite piece for our upcoming concert is called Ritual Music by David Skidmore. It's a really fast piece that requires a lot of precision from the group playing it.” One of the most interesting pieces, Ionisation by Edgard Varèse, comes from an era in which the definition of music was being reevaluated. Completed in 1931, the song experiments with sounds under the premise that anything is music. “It premiered in New York City and was supposed to be played by the Philharmonic’s percussion session,” Hollenbeck said. “They thought it was too hard though, so they had to put it on hold for a while.” “Other percussionists would enjoy this, but so would other musicians, and in my opinion, younger crowds,” Hollenbeck said, though he admitted that

EVENT DETAILS What Percussion Ensemble Where: Griffin Concert Hall, UCA When: Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Cost: $7 for student, $1 youth under 17, $12 for general public percussion music had tended to enthrall audiences in their upper 80s as well. Justis, a veteran of seven consecutive semesters, said, “The percussion ensembles here are very rigorous. The amount of preparation that goes into our concerts is considerable. I've had a lot of fun learning opportunities with these groups; this concert is shaping up to be a terrific show!” Entertainment Editor Emily Kribs can be reached at

“The pattern of their bark is still intact, grains weaving in and out of each other. But it is singed as black as onyx. When the sun passes over them, they glint.”

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Take a hike in the fire’s wake By Kevin Bartz The Rocky Mountain Collegian

I honestly am shocked that I have been able to harp on hiking for so long! Where is winter? But I will stop that sort of talk for fear of a jinx. I also have been harping, a bit, on hiking in the burned area of the Poudre. This is because I am still in awe of how quickly the forest regenerates. Nature rocks my socks off! This week, you all should take a hike up Mt. McConnel. This is a great foothill hike in the Poudre Canyon, smack dab in the middle of the old stomping grounds of the High Park Fire. But, as I have said before, don’t expect to show up to a trail that looks like Mordor.


The trail is a loop, however, you can stick to one side of the loop if you wish. It starts off with a series of gentle switchbacks that climb up the side of the Poudre Canyon. After a few turns, and after your legs are all warmed up, you will be able to see over the treetops and down canyon dodging between mountainsides. Through this part of the trail, the grasses are tall, and the forest is dense. You will pass through burned and unburned patches. The pattern of their bark is still intact, grains weaving in and out of each other. But it is singed as black as onyx. When the sun passes over them, they glint. This is surreal! Once the switchback ends,

the trail curves around the east side of the mountain. Here, the trees clear away. Be prepared for the sun and wind. Always check the weather before you go. But the wide open view of the foothills is worth the dollop of sunscreen. From there you’ll duck into the woods for a bit longer; this part is very level. Then the trail ends at a small rock formation. Scramble on up and you are at the summit. From the top, you will get a great view of the burn area, and the deep stretches of green strewn about the ashy grey. The Never Summer’s glow over it all as the sunlight bounces off the snow, reminding us that it is almost time to wax up that board or those skis, and break out those

snowshoes. To get here, take College Avenue North. It will curve west and turn into 287 North. Continue until you see the turnoff on the right for 287 North and Highway 14 west. Take it. Continue up a ways until you see a giant flag pole and a little pull off labeled “Ted’s Place.” Here, turn left onto Highway 14 West and continue up the canyon. You will pass the Grey Rock trailhead. A ways further, turn left into the Mt. McConnel Campground. If it is closed, you can park on the side of 14 and hike in. No worries about a fee; it’s free! Collegian writer Kevin Bartz can be reached at entertainment@

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Continued from Page 1 to electrify it.” Barcelow, who is completing his business and Spanish degree through CSU’s online Continuing Education program, would someday like to start a band where he plays bass. Barcelow also said that one of the band’s goals was to have a European tour next year. Although the band has

gained international recognition, they use their roots as a source of inspiration and motivation to do the next big thing. “There’s a nice grassroots where we’re at. But we’re well-adapted now, and we put a lot of our time to sound good for all the situations we’re in. It’s a rollercoaster,” Anderson said. “There’s a growth you get in that, and we wanted to capture it.”

Rolfe said that the band has played for audiences between two to 3,000 people in their career. “Sometimes it’s good to go to a show where there are only a few people because you get to know them,” she said. While the new album has almost all new music, the style itself culminates the band’s past efforts. “The music has taken a lot

of different shapes. It reminds me of if Modest Mouse had a music baby with Coldplay. It definitely has a pop sensibility, but it has a very indie, grassroots, rock soul to it,” Barcelow said. Sour Boy, Bitter Girl will be the opening act. Doors open at 9 p.m. with a charge of $8. UCA Beat reporter Lianna Salva can be reached at


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This week’s top 2 albums: By ALEX HALL 90.5 KCSU Fort Collins

Guided By Voices– “The Bears for Lunch” Released Nov. 13 A week or two ago I wrote about A Fine Frenzy’s album “Pines,” the third record she’s released since her debut in 2007. Today I have another third record for you: Guided By Voices’ “The Bears for Lunch.” However, while “Pines” is A Fine Frenzy’s third album to date, “The Bears for Lunch” is the third album GBV have released this year. Crazy, I know, but after the Dayton, Ohio band broke up in 2004 and then reformed with their “classic” lineup of the mid-nineties, they’ve been unusually productive. Although a GBV album usually has around 18-20 songs on it (“The Bears for Lunch” being no different), they are hardly formulaic. Robert Pollard’s songs rock, Tobin Sprout’s roll, and the entire band has something unique to bring to every one of them. This is the band’s 18th album Guided By Voices released “Let’s Go Eat the Factory” in January and “Class Clown Spots a UFO” in June Pollard, who has been the only constant band member in their almost 30-year career, has over 1,500 songs to his name

Prince Rama – “Top 10 Hits of the End of the World” Released Nov. 6

Prince Rama are not like other bands out there. They bring a unique world music sensibility to their music, but according to the backstory of their new album, it’s because a nuclear apocalypse has destroyed every single other band on Earth except for Prince Rama. Beseeched by the spirits of those bands who had top 10 hits right before Earth collapsed, Prince Rama created this album, “Top 10 Hits for the End of the World,” to re-record those songs properly. The bands are all made up, with ridiculous names like Rage Peace and I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E., and the songs have a similar — albeit poppier — sheen to the rest of Prince Rama’s catalogue. The work that went into creating each band’s biography is admirable, and the variety allows for a wider range of Prince Rama’s skills and interests than one would normally get on one of their records. This and their last record were released on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label The band is comprised of two sisters, Taraka and Nimai Larson, who were raised in a Hare Krishna commune in Florida They preformed at the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival last year, and they just finished a tour in Scandanavia

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Top 10 albums for the week of Nov. 4 1. Dimensional Rings — “Free Dimensional” 2. Tame Impala — “Lonerism” 3. Hood Internet — “Feat” 4. R.E.M. — “Document” 5. Drum Drum Girls — “End of the Daze”

6. Ty Segall — “Twins” 7. Ultainsta — “Ultrainsta” 8. A Fine Frenzy — “Pines” 9. Matt and Kim — “lightning” 10. Hundred Waters — “Hundred Waters”

Learn how to survive a plague at the Lyric By Bailey Constas The Rocky Mountain Collegian On the screen, a film begins with a logo reading “Dalt Wisney” and the image of a crack house. So, by twisting a beloved childhood icon, the first locally produced fiction film in Fort Collins since 2008 starts. “The film culture has to start somewhere,” said Ben Mozer, owner of Lyric Cinema Cafe in Old Town. With the idea of creating a fiction film based on the premise of a time traveling bike, Mozer decided to bring film producing to Fort Collins. The time traveling bike, a sort of main character for the film, was made by Panda Bicycles, a local company that builds bikes out of bamboo. “We wanted to make it as noticeably Fort Collins as possible,” Mozer said. To cement Fort Collins as the backdrop to the film, the company has been using local businesses as locations and props from the businesses, which has the added bonus of working as a promotion. Cody Oliver, a sophomore student and Lyric diehard, believes the film will have a lot of appeal to the Fort Collins community. However, he is skeptical of the response from a wider audience. “People love the Lyric, and they love Fort Collins, and I feel like the two combined, especially if they do something like they did in “Be Kind Rewind” and involve a bunch of people in the community, it'll be huge,” Oliver said. In regards to a film culture, Oliver doesn’t think that Fort Collins needs one. He feels, however, that it would be a prime location to begin one. “We have a ton of support for every other type of art, such as Art Walk and a ton of concerts,” Oliver said. “I think if there was an easy way for people to get into film, it'd be really popular.” The soundtrack is going to be made up completely of local bands as well as a score done by Greth Ligon.

UPCOMING SHOWS How to Survive a Plague–– Nov. 9 Samsara –– Nov. 9 Aviation Cocktail–– Opens Nov. 21 “Since we’re shooting this on the fly, the plot changes and morphs,” said one of three directors of the film, Tomas Herrera, from GNU Experience Gallery, a local art gallery and music venue. “It’s designed so nothing is static.” “We designed the script so one actor wouldn’t have to carry the whole film,” Mozer said. There are around 20 different characters, not including the bike, who put in their time to film when they can. The film is being shot with equipment from all around Fort Collins that local people and businesses are willing to contribute. “We can make whatever the hell we want. That’s the point: It’s not the normal stifling controls,” Mozer said. Since the film strives to be embedded in the community, Mozer believes that they know instinctively what people would want to see, with an intrinsic knowledge of local values. “We have all these connections like bars and Panda Bicycles ... We think there would be enough [people] interested just for fun,” Mozer said. Filming began in August and is projected to be done in January, placing the release date in May. Mozer estimated that around half of the shooting is done. While the Lyric plans on switching over to digital recording in February, the switch won’t necessarily hinder or help the project, since the movie will most likely just be transferred from the producer’s Macs to the projectors for viewing. “Every day it’s just getting a little bit more bizarre,” said Herrera. “The plot is thickening.” Entertainment and diversity beat reporter Bailey Constas (@ BaileyLiza) can be reached at

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Fostering furry friends By DEVIN O’BRIEN The Rocky Mountain Collegian Shelter animals sometimes need a little bit of love before they find their forever homes. In Fort Collins, CSU students can volunteer to help. Several local organizations — including the Larimer Humane Society, Animal House Rescue and Grooming and the Fort Collins Cat Rescue Shelter & Spay/Neuter clinic — allow community members to foster local shelter animals until these pets-to-be are adopted. While caring for cats and dogs, some caretakers form close bonds with their charges. Veterinary student Kathleen Muckenhirn and her veterinary program roommates, Katherine Herbert and Christine Wallin, took care of two kittens, Maverick and Goose, over a month and a half before returning them to the shelter. Muckenhirn enjoyed watching the two kittens grow from little kittens to “spunky” full grown cats. Goose was a hunter who liked to sit up high and observe goings on in his foster home, when he wasn’t stalking the other animals in the house. Muckenhirn describes Maverick as a “cuddle bug” who liked to sit with his foster parents while they were watching TV and help with computer typing. When it came time to return the kittens to the shelter, they had become virtual family members. One of Muckenhirn’s friends eventually adopted Maverick. Muckenhirn said it was hard to give these kittens back after having them, but she finds reward in knowing that the fostering experience will help save an animal’s life. “You just have to have that mindset of ‘well, they’re going to a permanent home and to someone who loves them,’” Muckenhirn said. Muckenhirn has been

with the foster program at the Larimer Humane Society since January of last year, and has taken care of two rabbits and about 15 to 20 kittens in that time. Students that live with roommates sometimes choose to foster animals together. Senior Spanish education major Stacie Stubbendick, senior biology, Spanish and zoology major Anne Fox and senior equine science and German double major Kristin Manl took care of a pitbull named Zara from the Animal House shelter. Animal House drew Manly and her roommates because it’s a no-kill shelter that allows them to choose the age and condition of animals they foster. Manly has found fostering to be an enjoyable experience after growing up with a dog, and the shelter made it even better by paying for food and medical expenses. Fox and Stubbendick also found it to be a good way to interact with animals without dealing with the expenses of owning a pet, as well as get animal contact hours for vet school applications. “It’s been kind of hard being at college and not having someone to come home to,” Manly said. “It’s nice. We basically get to have a dog for free.” At first Stubbendick had reservations due to do Zara’s breed. After seeing how gently Zara accepted treats, the student’s apprehension subsided. Stubbendick now prefers pitbulls, and the roommates introduce Zara to friends to dispel the negative stereotype surrounding Zara’s breed. When the three roommates walk with Zara in public, they can tell that there are negative perceptions of pitbulls. People would come up and ask to pet the dog and what breed she was. When Manly, Fox or Stubbendick would tell these people some would back away, despite Zara licking their face. The


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foster parent response to such incidents, according to Fox, is to “point out how sweet she is.” Last week, the roommates gave Zara back to the shelter. Manly said she had mixed feelings about giving Zara up. She was excited because she thought it would take longer for Zara to get adopted due to restrictions on pit bulls in numerous living spaces, yet Manly is also sad. She thought Zara would be her foster pet longer and was planning to adopt the dog after graduation if the dog didn’t have a home by then. “It’s better if she’s with a family because she has so much energy,” Manly said. Hannah Ferguson, assistant shelter manager for Fort Collins Cat Rescue Shelter & Spay/Neuter clinic, recounted some of her own foster experiences. She adopted a cat she was fostering after only five or six days. Now the cat breaks house rules by sitting on Ferguson’s counter and tries to sleep on Ferguson’s face. But for the experience of fostering other animals has a sadder side to its reward. “It for sure is bittersweet,” Ferguson said. “You go home at night and things are more quiet and aren’t getting torn up as much.” Even though all of these foster parents express sorrow at eventually seeing their charges become adopted, they all express a feeling of reward at being able to care for these animals. Collegian writer Devin O’Brien can be reached at


Jake Wieliczkiewicz is practicing a sport logging event called the “Double Buck” in which he must saw the end off of a log as quickly as possible. The club logging team spent the last weekend of October attending a lumberjack show and competition in Oregon. They are always looking for new members, and encourage anyone to email them at:

Fresno State coming up on Saturday afternoon VBALL |

Continuned from Page 9 Both teams struggled with unforced errors in the first set as UNLV gave up five and CSU one-upped them with six. Neither team recorded a block in the set, but the Rams were able to counteract their errors with 16 kills. Senior outside hitter Dana Cranston picked up five of them, including a full-blast swing to close out the set. Cranston credits her teammate Deedra Foss, who had a stellar performance with 36 assists, for the team’s success. “When she has nights like this, it’s a lot easier for us because we have bigger holes in the block or can go one-on-one,” Cranston said. “Her working hard at that just rockets our team to a whole new level.” The second set was

unlike the first, which saw 11 tie scores and four lead changes. CSU grabbed the early lead at 3-2 and took it all the way to the finish, leaving the Rebels to watch the Rams dominate the set 25-16, with a .412 hitting percentage. The third set featured UNLV’s best effort of the match. The Rebels were finally able to post a decent hitting percentage with .268, but it ultimately proved insufficient when CSU put the match to rest at 25-22 in the third. “This is definitely a momentum builder for us,” senior middle blocker Megan Plourde said. “Now we just have to finish strong in the rest of our games. Playing really good all around is a big confidence builder.” Thursday’s clutch MW victory for CSU now has it sitting alone at the No. 2 spot

STAR CSU PLAYERS Megan Plourde: .571 hitting percentage Dana Cranston: 10 kills Deedra Foss: 36 assists

in the conference with a record of 16-7 (9-3 MW) and left UNLV to fall to third with 16-9 (8-4 MW) title. CSU’s next match is another MW battle with Fresno State at home Saturday. The Rams lost once already on the road to the Bulldogs when playing them in their home gym in Fresno. The Rams will be looking for redemption Saturday, and Cranston has a message for the Bulldogs: “Welcome to Moby.” Volleyball Beat Reporter Quentin Sickafoose can be reached at sports@collegian. com.

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Today’s Birthday (11/09/12). This is your year. It’s a time of transformation, a shift toward your higher purpose. Career and finances grow steadily. Exploration (through travel, study or training) beckons after June. Take on new well-being practices, and gain energy to take advantage of opportunities. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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Runningback Chris Nwoke (6) is brought down after a 38 yard rush that gave the Rams a first down in the second quarter against UNLV in Las Vegas, NV last year. This weekend the Rams will face UNLV again at Hughes Stadium at 5 p.m.

Little left to play for, except each other By CRIS TILLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian Both UNLV and CSU’s season’s in total have been similar, but the latest taste left in each program’s mouth couldn’t be different. The Rebels (2-8, 2-3 MW) earned their second win in 2012 blowing out Mountain West foe New Mexico 35-7, while CSU (2-7, 1-4 MW) got embarrassed for the fourth year in a row against Wyoming in the annual Border War. With all hopes of making a bowl game for the first time since the 2008 New Mexico Bowl officially dead, the Rams are left to play for pride and each other. "For one, you're building momentum to carry over to the offseason, to help us through next year and the summer program,” tight end Kivon Cartwright said. “But also to send the seniors off right because these are the guys who've been here for

four or five years, putting in all the work and stuff, and I really don't wanna see them go out like the seniors did last year." UNLV presents the Rams with the first of three final opportunities, two of which are at home, to send their seniors out as winners. The Rebels, like CSU, are a team trying to rebuild a program from the ground up. “You never know from the outside looking in, and when we walked in here we knew it would be a long term proposition,” UNLV coach Bobby Hauck said during his weekly MW coaches teleconference. “And if that’s the case, you just gotta put your head down and go to work.” The biggest improvement is the success of the running game led by a fourlegged attack from Tim Cornett and Bradley Randle. The two have combined for 15 touchdowns and helped UNLV place fifth in the conference is rushing yards per

game with 164.5. "They definitely like to run the ball, so I mean, in the years past that I've played them, they've been kind of a run-gun [offense],” senior linebacker James Skelton said. “They had a real athletic quarterback in the past. And this year it pretty much, just pro-style offense. A lot of shifting, a lot of tight end trade and stuff, so they just wanna get downhill and they've got some really good running backs." CSU coach Jim McElwain, who’s been searching for consistency himself, is impressed from what he’s seen from initial film study. “I can see just from summer study to now, from a personnel standpoint, Bobby’s getting the type of players that I really think you need,” McElwain said. “They show good speed on defense with some real size up front and obviously that’s a concern for us.”

THE GAME Who: UNLV vs. CSU When: Saturday, 5 p.m. Where: Hughes Stadium Coverage: Collegian live chat, KTVD-20

The Rams will stick with Connor Smith at quarterback, despite the season’s initial starter Garrett Grayson being available. The hopes of departing seniors leaving CSU as winners now rest on the shoulders of a redshirt freshman. "He's been doing well for a really young guy. He's been really doing a great job,” running back Chris Nwoke said. “You know, obviously he makes mistakes, but he holds his head up high and he's able to keep leading the team and doing the right things, so we have faith in him." Sports Editor Cris Tiller can be reached at sports@


Rams move to MW 2nd place with sweep By QUENTIN SICKAFOOSE The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Rams Volleyball team faces off against the UNLV Rebels at Moby Arena Thursday November 8, 2012. The Rams defeated the Rebels three sets to zero. (Photo by Dylan Langille)

With a key conference battle on the line, the CSU volleyball team came through exactly the way it needed to in order to keep hope alive for a fourth consecutive MW title. CSU played host for fellow second placed MW rival UNLV in Moby Thursday night for the annual Orange Out game. Each team had their chops wet going into the match as both were only a half game behind first placed San Diego State. The Rams moved closer


to a conference title with a 3-0 victory over the Rebels 25-17, 25-16 and 25-22. Thursday’s results resembled the Oct. 14 matchup between the two when CSU had a dominating sweep in Las Vegas to pick up their first road win. “We did a better job here of defending their outside hitters here than we did in Las Vegas but they still caused us some problems,” CSU coach Tom Hilbert said. “We had eight giveaway points out of the first 11 that they got.” See VBALL on Page 7

“I always told him when you make your decision you have to be happy with it,” Bustos said. “At the time he thought it was the right choice for him.” Bejarano knew it wasn’t right on the first day of practice. Arizona’s coaching staff had told him he was going to come in and play immediately and that he was going to make a big impact, he said. Bejarano played 30 total minutes during his freshman season, enough to score six points on eight field goal attempts. “You have a coach in your house telling you one thing, and you go to that school and it’s another thing,” he said. But Bejarano stuck with it. He tried as much as possible to be a team player in practice and give advice whenever he could from the bench. “It hit, it hit me and it was hard. You’re going in expecting to play and trying to play and there’s nothing that you can do because you’re not the coach, you’re a player,” Bejarano said. When he finally decided to transfer. Bejarano took long looks at Nevada, Montana and CSU. The environment in Fort Collins and the Rams’ program ultimately brought him to CSU. He found that family atmosphere that had been missing since his high school days. “Just the kind of guys that we are. We’re pretty easygoing to be around. I think it’s easy to gel with our team, that’s something we take a lot of pride in,” senior guard Dorian Green said. “A lot of people say they have a family atmosphere, and with us it’s no talk. It’s something we really take pride in.” Bejarano sat out last season due to NCAA transfer eligibility rules, but used

that time to get to know his teammates better and further develop his game. He played on CSU’s scout team, often mimicking opponents’ best players during practices. “It’s like 50/50, you don’t want to sit out but, you know you have to. But at the same time sitting out helped me a lot of ways working on my game. In a way trying to help out the guys every day on scout team,” Bejarano said. “I try to look out for them and go my hardest because if I’m not going hard how are they going to do in the game?” Then Tim Miles, the coach who had recruited Bejarano to come to CSU, left for Nebraska after last season. Bejarano considered going to a different school, even if it meant losing a year of eligibility in the transfer process. But having his teammates to talk to and knowing how special the 2012 season could be for CSU kept Bejarano in Fort Collins. “It really did help having the guys around me and us talking every day and thinking, ‘if we stay together, we can make a run.’ We all stuck together,” Bejarano said. The move from Arizona to Colorado hasn’t been the easiest for Bejarano. He’s not quite used to snow yet, and there are times he wishes he could eat at Filibertos or Jack in the Box, but he is happy with his decision to come to CSU. “I know this is not Arizona, but it’s like [coach] Larry [Eustachy]’s practice; you’ve gotta love it going into it and want to do it. You’ve got to come here and want to be here,” Bejarano said. “I wouldn’t want to be nowhere else. Everything happened for a reason.” Assistant Sports Editor Kyle Grabowski can be reached at

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Daniel Bejararo.

Leaving Home.

Finding Family. By KYLE GRABOWSKI The Rocky Mountain Collegian Unfulfilled promises forced men’s basketball guard Daniel Bejarano to leave his home state and come to CSU. Now there’s nowhere else he’d rather be. Bejarano grew up in Central Phoenix, Ariz., moving from one apartment to another as one of five children. He started playing baseball first, and picked up basketball when he was “six or seven.” North High School boy’s basketball coach Joesph Bustos first saw Bejarano play basketball when he was in seventh grade. “He was 6 foot, maybe 6-foot-1 and I kept thinking, ‘I wish I could get a kid like that in my program,” Bustos said. Bejarano stepped in with three other freshman and made an immediate impact. North High School made the state playoffs that year and every year of his career. The Mustangs even won the state championship during Bejarano’s junior season. They were down seven points at halftime of the championship game, and as many as 11 in the fourth quarter, but Bejarano forced five turnovers to help them claw back into the game. “He worked so hard that quarter he vomited,” Bustos said. Bejarano wouldn’t return to the locker room, and eventually returned to the game with a few minutes left. North High School won on a last second

shot from the corner. “It was just one of those things where it’s like your family, it’s like your team. You’re not trying to let them down knowing that they’re looking at you, depending on you,” Bejarano said. “The biggest thing is I’m not trying to let no one down. I threw up, so what? If I bleed, so what? If I get a dead leg, so what? I’m not going to leave you guys behind.” That sense of family extended to coach Bustos. Bejarano dedicated his entire career to Bustos’ mother, who passed away during his junior year when they won the state championship. “I saw what his mom was going through, so I wanted to show my love,” Bejarano said. “ I really take in, it doesn’t matter who’s my coach, that’s just me as a person.” Bejarano was a four-time Phoenix metro region player of the year and a two time all-state selection by the Arizona Republic. He was initially committed to play his college ball at Texas. “I decommitted because my dad died, and that’s family. It’s one of those things where I talked to him today and next thing you know he’s gone, you just don’t know,” Bejarano said. “I made a decision that I wanted to stay in state.” The University of Arizona had been recruiting Bejarano since his freshman year, and its location combined with the Wildcats’ tradition and style of play made him feel like it was the place to take him to the next level. Continued from Page 9 PHOTO BY DYLAN LANGILLE

“Excited doesn’t really describe how I really feel about it. It’s great that it’s finally here because I’ve been waiting over a year for this since I transferred from Minnesota.” Colton Iverson | senior center MEN’S BASKETBALL

CSU opens 2012 season against veteran Montana team By ANDREW SCHALLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian The beginning of the men’s basketball season for CSU this year will start off the same way last year’s season did — with a home opener against Montana. The Rams are returning four starters from last year’s home opener into the game tonight at 7 p.m. MST, but the complexion of the Rams as a whole has changed dramatically from last season. The Rams’ five returning seniors and four transfers

will be starting from square one, while playing in a new system that new coach Larry Eustachy has implemented in the offseason. In order to prepare for the start of the regular season, the Rams have focused on keeping it simple on offense and playing physical defense in order to get opportunities for their scorers to ignite the offense on the other end of the floor. “Eustachy’s system is pretty simple,”senior forward Colton Iverson said. “We still only have a couple

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sets really, just a press break and then we really rely on our defense. And that’s how we’re gonna win games this year, is really putting pressure on when we’re on defense and then the offense will just come to us naturally because we’ve got guys that can score.” That defense will be challenged tonight by a Montana team that brings back three of its leading scorers from last year. The Grizzlies return five upperclassmen from last season, including junior

guard Kareem Jamar, who averaged 10.9 points per game last year and led the team in scoring against CSU a year ago, posting 12 points and five rebounds in a 64-58 loss to the Rams. “Obviously some of their lead contributors [are] coming back this year. They’re playing bigger roles, and they can be tough to stop,” CSU senior guard Wes Eikmeier said. “Our coaches are pretty adamant about how they finished the year, especially in the conference, 15-1, and returning most of

THE GAME Who: Montana vs. CSU When: Tonight at 7 p.m. Where: Moby Arena Coverage: live game chat, CSU radio network

their guys. So we understand that they’re bringing a really quality team here.” The Rams have stressed that the depth of their team, thanks to the addition of transfers, will serve the team well, and tonight’s game provides those players the

chance to get back on the court, something they haven’t been able to do in a year because of NCAA transfer rules. “Excited doesn’t really describe how I really feel about it,” Iverson said. “It’s great that it’s finally here because I’ve been waiting over a year for this since I transferred from Minnesota, and now it’s finally here. It’s time to leave it all on the floor.” Men’s Basketball Beat Reporter Andrew Schaller can be reached at

The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Friday, November 9, 2012  

Volume 121: No.68 of The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Friday, November 9, 2012.

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