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Caution: Zombies ahead

Old Town be ballin’ while zombies be crawlin’

By Bailey Constas The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Our worst nightmare has been realized, and those of us who have prepared will be the only ones who might possibly survive. The Zombie Crawl is coming to Fort Collins, and it might be the beginning of the dreaded zombie apocalypse. A celebration of zombie culture, dance, music and costumes will take place in Old Town Fort Collins Saturday, Oct. 20. According to Nathan Scott, Head Zombie in Charge (or HZIC), 2,000 zombies attended the festivities last year and came from as far away as Texas to get a taste of the thrill. “I was trying to go for Zombie Willy Wonka, but I just don’t think that will work out,” said Scott, who will be attending as Zombie Uncle Sam. The Head Zombie in Chief’s favorite type of zombie are the Walking Dead. “I like the decayed and decrepit

zombies, not so much the fresh zombies but the decomposed and falling apart ones,” Scott said. According to Derek Brannon, a junior religious studies major and zombie enthusiast, there is heated debate about zombies and their ability to swim. “Zombies can absolutely not swim, in ‘28 Weeks Later’ the zombies drown,” Brannon said. “According to ‘Land of the Dead,’ zombies can swim,” Scott said. “George Romero said zombies can in fact swim. They are not all necessarily slow — that’s a myth.” The debate rages on, but the important thing this weekend is to make sure you’re ready for the beginning of the zombie invasion, and the best place to start is to educate yourself on what to look for. There are two main archetypes to the zombie, according to Brannon: slow and stupid or really smart and nasty. Beyond that, though, zombie identifi-

cation breaks down into specific subcategories, some of which include: Romero Zombies: George A. Romero — or Saint Romero as zombie enthusiasts might call him — is the father of all zombies. His films include the entire Living Dead franchise, and his zombies are reanimated corpses. The cause of their zombification is never revealed. If you are bitten by one of these zombies, you will die a violent and painful death in three days. “They are very slow and very stupid. They want brains.” Brannon said. Resident Evil/28 Days Later Zombies: These walking, rotting flesh undead are caused by a virus that kills and then reanimates the body. Ultimately the virus give zombies an insatiable thirst to kill indiscriminately. These zombies are very quick and violent, can climb, jump and scream. Nazi Zombies:

These former Nazi German soldiers were infected with Element 115 (that refers to the “Call of Duty: Black Ops” game). These zombies can grow stronger and can even infect dogs. When they are shot, they explode into a cloud of toxic Nova 6 according to zombiepedia. Voodoo Zombies: A witch doctor or anyone who has the means to reanimate bodies is to blame for these lively lifeless corpses. This is seen in the movie “Weekend at Bernies” which has inspired the song and dance “Move it Like Bernie.” Events in Old Town: The Zombie Crawl will be from 5 to 9:34 p.m. It is $15 for those who wish to crawl into local vendors and snatch away free prizes such as tshirts, ice cream and jewelry. There will be scream contests, giveaways, the first ever zombie humpty dance and a performance of zombie “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

OLD TOWN ZOMBIE FEST When: Saturday, Oct. 20 Time: 5 - 9:34 p.m. Where: Old Town Square Cost: $15, with proceeds benefitting Turning Point Fort Collins Zombies of legal drinking age are invited to the Zombie Ball taking place at the Aggie Theatre. Mama Lenny and the Remedy and Fierce Bad Rabbit will be providing jams of the undead while thousands of giveaways will be handed out. Crankenstein and Washington’s Sports Bar will be providing other activities after the Crawl and The Pickle Barrel will be serving drinks that look like human brains. Entertainment and diversity beat reporter Bailey Constas (@BaileyLiza) can be reached at entertainment@collegian. com.


Pull a sword from King Arthur’s Rock By Kevin Bartz The Rocky Mountain Collegian Since it is the season for midterms, I am going to suggest a slightly shorter hike for you all. This way you can still dedicate some of your day to studying… right? This week I recommend a hike up Arthur’s Rock. It is not far and won’t take much time at all. Everyone always talks about climbing Horsetooth and the amazing view of FoCo at the top. Not going to lie, the view of FoCo from Arthur’s Rock is second to none. It is wide, sweeping and positively unobstructed. This hike is up in Lory State Park, which is really just a stone’s throw away. Also, if this hike doesn’t fit your fancy,

there are plenty of other options. The trail starts off winding through the bottom of a ravine full of bushes and small trees. Perhaps some of them will have some fall color. If you can’t tell from reading my other articles, I am a sucker for fall color. It then pitches upward along the southern face of the ravine. There are a few switchbacks, but it’s not too steep. Then the trail flattens out a bit and heads westward. You’ll come across a meadow with a stunning view of Arthur’s Rock straight ahead, scraping the sky. Its jagged form juts out of the rounded foothill like a bone. This meadow may be the perfect

spot to see some wildlife. Last time I did this hike I saw a huge family of mule deer — let’s just hope for no black bears. The trail continues west through some dense forest and then pitches upward again along a southern face. There’s hardly any tree cover so you’ll have a constant vista of the meadow and a valley behind you. Once that face is behind you, it’s just a little further till the home stretch. The trail curves around to the backside of the rock, and from there it is a straight shot. The last bit of the hike is a short See EXCURSION on Page 2


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Brewing up some classical tunes By Emily Smith The Rocky Mountain Collegian


A penguin costume-doned cat gets some love from a handler at the Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic on Mulberry. Tonight at Avogadro’s Number the Cat Rescue is hosting Meow-loween, a Halloween party for cats and their owners alike.

Happy Meow-loween By Emily Smith The Rocky Mountain Collegian

People and pets, get ready for a meow-ling good time at Avogadro’s Number Friday night. The Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Spay/Neuter Clinic is hosting its fourth annual “Meow-loween” costume party. The event serves as a fundraiser for the cat rescue and clinic. According to Ashley Boothe, events and publicity coordinator for the Fort Collins Cat Rescue, the party will feature live DJ Robert Krueger, who is donating his services. There will also be a photo booth and costume contests for “best cat,” “best non-cat” and “best couple/group.”

Snack foods will be available, including finger sandwiches, pizza, cookies and lemonade, with alcoholic beverages available at the cash bar. Prize drawings, which all guests who purchase tickets will be entered into automatically, will feature prizes donated by local businesses including Odell Brewing and Carmike Cinemas. “We will raise money the night of [the party] through the drawings, the photo booth and other activities,” Boothe said. Money raised at “Meow-loween” will benefit the organization’s cat shelter and sterilization clinic, as well as help with general operating expenses. The party will last from 8 p.m. Friday night to 1 a.m. Sat-

urday morning. “It’s just a fun thing to do, a Halloween costume party type of event that helps a good cause at the same time,” Boothe said. The Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Spay/Neuter Clinic is an adoption guarantee, nonprofit cat shelter and sterilization clinic for both cats and dogs, according to a press release. The rescue places emphasis on preventing overpopulation of pets and sheltering and placement of surrendered or abandoned cats into permanent, loving homes. Since its beginning, the shelter has found homes for more than 4,400 cats and the sterilization clinic has performed nearly 21,000 surgeries.

CUSTUME FUNDRAISER Who: Fort Collins Cat Rescue and Spay/Neuter Clinic What: Fourth annual “Meow-loween” costume party fundraiser Where: Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason St. When: Fri, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. - Sat., Oct. 20, 1 a.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door The “Meow-loween” party costs $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Registration information is available online at Collegian writer Emily Smith can be reached at

Two things you’d never think to combine — classical music and drinking — will merge harmoniously at New Belgium Brewery Friday night at their “Bach and Beer” event. That’s right, legally-aged students — you can get drunk whilst enjoying the musical artistry of Johann Sebastian Bach. You’ll never feel classier. New Belgium is hosting the event as a fundraiser for the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. “We have our loyal and regular following at the Fort Collins Symphony because it’s been in the Northern Colorado area for around 50 years now,” said Sally Buonpane, event coordinator for the FCS. “But we were hoping that this year we could branch out and try to connect with people that haven’t been interested or involved with the symphony in the past,” Buonpane said. “Bach and Beer” is the second event in a series of “Out of the Box” events the FCS is hosting this year. “Out of the Box” events are all symphony-related, but do not take place at their usual venue, the Lincoln Center, according to Buonpane. “This is the first year we’ve tried to do these ‘Out of the Box’ events,” Buonpane said. “This is a whole new direction the symphony wanted to go in.” “Bach and Beer,” which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, will be held in a private, upstairs tasting room at New Belgium. The featured musician will be Joel Bacon, CSU associate professor of music. Bacon, a

Daycare as the new birth control The Rocky Mountain Collegian This fictional column is based on the Ramtalk, “Seeing the CSU daycare walk through campus has to be the most effective form of birth control since I lost my virginity,” which originally appeared in the Oct. 12 Collegian.

CSU students Matt Carter, Elisha Thompson, Michael Hopson, and Shannan Garcia enjoy some frozen yogurt at Mahalo on Thursday night. There are many places around Fort Collins where students can enjoy some delicious froyo. (Photo by Kevin Johansen)

rock scramble up a chute between two small cliffs. Then, you’re there! Up top you’ll see all of

plesant view of Fort Collins

FoCo, the reservoir and the surrounding foothills. To the southwest you’ll see Horsetooth Rock. You might even get an up-close glimpse of the burn area from the High Park Fire.


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To get here, take Overland Trail Road north. Turn Left on Bingham Hill Road and then hang a left on CR 23 and follow the signs into the park. Once you enter Lory, follow

renowned organ player, will be playing the harpsichord at “Bach and Beer” because the organ is too heavy for transporting to the venue. “He’s going to play small snippets [of Bach music],” Bounpane said. “It’ll be a little bit, take a break, get another beer, then he’ll play a little bit more. It’ll really be low key and fun.” Wes Kenney, music director for the FCS, will also be present at the event to visit with guests. Tickets for “Bach and Beer” cost $20 and are available online. At press time, about half of the approximately 100 available tickets for the event had been sold. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the FCS. According to Bryan Simpson, media relations director for New Belgium Brewing Co., the price of a ticket gets you two beers and appetizers such as pretzel sticks and other small snacks. Guests have the option of purchasing additional $5 tickets if they’d like more than two beers. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Collegian writer Emily Smith can be reached at entertainment@

“The fear of kids is something that everyone who is sexually active has in the back of their minds.”


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What: Listen to live Bach music while drinking New Belgium beers Where: New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden St. When: Friday, Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m. Tickets: $20 per person,





the main road to the end. The trailhead is just west of the lot. The park entry fee is $6. Collegian writer Kevin Bartz can be reached at

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As a new form of birth control, Colorado State University has started strategically placing daycare centers around campus. These “daycares” do not care for the children of current CSU students, but are more of a sexual deterrent for students who see them. Children are not something that most students would like to think about. “It really creeps me out,” said sophomore Jaxon Brickway. “Kids have creepy little hands that can get into places, and I don’t like that.” The toddlers housed in these daycare facilities are none other than child actors. All of the children in movies like “The Goonies,” “The Sandlot,” and countless other classics started their careers as child actors at these daycare facilities. The daycares

are placed in strategic spots around campus, and the children act like total brats to completely freak out college students. “I don’t like it,” Brickway said. “I don’t like it one bit.” BYU student Mathew Denmin established the daycare programs, collectively known as the “Don’t Have No Babies” facilities, in 1995 after he noticed that a lot of his friends had started engaging in intercourse. Denmin had one goal: to start his own new form of birth control that would actually work. “The fear of kids is something that everyone who is sexually active has in the backs of their minds,” Denmin said, “and the purpose of my programs are to exploit this fear.” Select students at colleges nationwide have started a movement to stop the corrupt Denmin, and restore the bliss that was college life before daycare fears. They will be submitting a petition to CSU to have the daycares moved elsewhere, and it is expected to receive a great deal of support. Collegian writer Davis English can be reached at

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BESTinSHOW Musketeer Gripweed with the Patti Fiasco at the Aggie Theatre By Marcus Moritz The Rocky Mountain Collegian Best in show this coming weekend is Musketeer Gripweed with the Patti Fiasco at the Aggie Theatre this Friday. Fronted by Jason Downing — the red-bearded ‘Reverend’ and CSU professor — the local Fort Collins band is most often associated with the word revival. Their shows are as much of a performance as they are about the music. One part soul, two parts blues and one part west create this unique flavor of

music that is sure to have you either raising your hands like a southern gospel service or dancing in the aisles. Their newest release was “Straight Razor Revival,” and was well received by fans and critics alike. Their debut album “Dyin’ Day” was one of Colorado’s top selling independent albums. OTHER CONCERTS: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band When: Friday, Oct. 26

Where: The Mishawaka Cost: $10 Advance / $12 At the door Enjoy some finger-pickin’ Indiana blues with a touch of harmonica at The Mishawaka’s under-utilized indoor stage. The Bright Side Tour feat. Aer When: Friday, Oct. 26 Where: Hodi’s Half Note Cost: $13 Advance / $15 At the door Defined by smooth guitar sounds, a reggae influence, a serving of hip-hop and electronic beats


Where: Civic Center Park When: Saturday, Oct. 20 Time: 9 a.m. - 3p.m. Cost: Free It’s your last chance to catch Fort Collins’ only openair artisan market before winter sets in. Head to Civic Center Park on Saturday to buy that handmade basket or wooden antique you’ve never known you wanted. In addition to cool trinkets, Michael Kirkpatrick of the Fort Collins band the Heyday will be on stage from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to shower the crowd with acoustic jams. For more information, visit

Jalan Crossland When: Saturday, Oct. 27 Where: Avogadro’s Number

12 Cents for Marvin When: Saturday, Oct. 27 Where: Road 34 Cost: $5 The ska Halloween special this Saturday is sure to toot your horn. Collegian writer Marcus Moritz can be reached at

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

Where: Washington’s Sports Bar When: Saturday, Oct. 20 Time: 8:30 p.m. - 2 a.m. Cost: $8 for 18+, $5 for 21+ Talk during this time of year is all about Halloween costumes, cardigans, light jackets and wearing things that look good in an Instagram picture. Washington’s Sports Bar, though, isn’t about to follow the trends. Head to Wash Bar Saturday night to participate in the Friday Night Foam. According to the event’s Facebook page, “This event will be packed with MULTIPLE FOAM machines pumping the dance floor with endless fun, bouncy electro + dubstep + hip-hop beats, lights//sound// event production that is...Second2None.” For more information, visit

Where: Health & Exercise Science Building When: Friday, Oct. 19 Time: 3-4 p.m. Cost: Free

French Nest Open Air Market

Trichome When: Saturday, Oct. 27 Where: The Aggie Cost: $7 Trichome is another Fort Collins band that brings a reggae/rock sextet with horns and guitar solos to boot.

Cost: $15 Experience one of America’s best fingerpicking guitarists. Seriously. Ranked.

Fright Night Foam

Have you ever seen a cat exercise?

It’s a pretty good question: Have you ever seen a cat exercise? The probable answer is no, and at this lecture, Professor Craig Webb will explain why. Hint: domestic cats evolved from the fastest mammal on land; now they just cause people to have allergic reactions). Webb’s other goal in the lecture is to discuss how the unique physiology of a cat can help us learn how to cure human diseases. For more information, visit

keep Aer constantly changing and sure to keep the vibe at Hodi’s a chill one.

Outlets at Loveland Charity Event

Where: 5661 McWhinney Blvd., Loveland, Colo. When: Saturday, Oct. 20 Time: 9 a.m. Cost: $20 It’s billed as THE best ladies day in Northern Colorado, but that seems a bit exclusive. A solid argument can be made that all people enjoy food, manicures, chair massages and a chance to win $10,000 in prizes. All of those activities come with the purchase of a $20 ticket, with 50 percent of the purchase price going toward the charity of your choice. For more information, visit

Haunted Landfill

Where: The Fort Collins Garbage Garage Education Center When: Saturday, Oct. 20 Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: Definitely free

MUSIC Mountain Standard Time Where: Hodi’s Half Note When: Saturday, Oct. 20 Time: Doors open at 8 p.m. Cost: $5 advance/$8 day of show

It’s no secret that Northern Colorado loves bluegrass, and Mountain Standard Time is among the many groups to call this state home. What sets them apart from other groups is their use of accessible melodies over standard bluegrass arrangements. Catch them at Hodi’s Half Note Saturday night. As added incentive, the first keg of the night is free while supplies last. For more information, visit

Not sure about this event, but it didn’t seem right to exclude a haunted landfill that also boasts a haunted mountain of trash as one of its attractions. Head to the Fort Collins Garbage Garage Education Center Saturday morning clad in your best costume for a chance to win a truly trashy prize, but be sure to only eat packaged candy — who knows where it could have been otherwise. For more information, visit

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All hail Hallow’s Eve, let’s get weird


Halloween seems to have a strange power among college students. Most of the time we try to act like adults, but when All Hallow’s Eve comes around, everything that is sensible and decent in our lives is thrown out the window. And I love it. The debauchery of Halloween is not confined to one single day/night either. It is a carnival of drunken mistakes and hilarity that usually span a whole week or month of October. It’s a test of will, stamina and especially your liver. It’s not always pretty — but it’s always fun. When celebrated by college students, Halloween is far different from what it was in grade school. It’s actually kind of funny — when we were kids we all dressed up and got super pumped for Halloween. Then adolescence kicked in, the awkward age when you couldn’t trick or treat but you also couldn’t go to your older sibling’s Halloween parties. You probably got stuck handing out candy at your door, smirking at kids your age who were still out trick-or-treating. However, as you crawled out of the confines of adolescence and into early adulthood, you probably found yourself wanting to celebrate Halloween once again. After having watched countless films depicting what goes on at college parties — especially Halloween parties — you probably couldn’t wait to partake. Considering I have experienced All Hallow’s Eve at the collegiate level for three years, I can’t say that Hollywood is too far off. If you’ve been disappointed by the parties you’ve attended this year, wait no longer. You will probably see some of the strangest things in your collegiate career at Halloween parties. There will be Ramtalks for weeks about what people saw, and everyone will be wishing that Halloween were every weekend — as I often do. But there are a variety of things that one can partake in besides partying, and one of my favorites is vandalism. I’m not saying anyone should graffiti the plaza — but for goodness sake smash a pumpkin or tee-pee the Chemistry Building! Pumpkin smashing is an essential part to any young hooligan’s Halloween. I don’t really see pumpkin smashing as

vandalism either, because they are biodegradable. By smashing that JackO-Lantern you’re actually speeding up nature’s process fairly rapidly, and there is nothing more satisfying than smashing those squashes. If you’re more of a litterbug, then you probably enjoy a good ol’ fashioned tee-pee job. This Halloween activity leans more closely to actual vandalism, but as long as you’re tee-pee-ing a friend’s house or other acquaintance it probably shouldn’t matter, just expect payback. Everyone needs to toss a roll of toilet paper up into a tree at least once in his/ her life. It’s so easy, and when you’re done tossing rolls at a house, it always looks oddly beautiful, and it’s a thrifty way to decorate someone’s house for Halloween — just don’t let them catch you doing it. Once you’ve teepeed and smashed your pumpkins, you’ve probably built up quite a thirst. This would be when you crack open all of those gorgeous-looking Fall Ales or Pumpkin Lagers that you’ve been waiting for since August. They are strong and savory — but you’re not supposed to drink twelve of them. They really come in handy when you are sitting around thinking of what costume to wear; it's your inspiration in a bottle. The other day I was talking to my mom on the phone and she said my sister puts more effort into her costumes now than when she was a little girl. It surprised me a little, but it definitely made sense. Costumes are the most important part about Halloween, so don’t you dare show up to a party without one. Don’t be that random guy that’s "too cool" or "too old" to dress up, because more likely than not that guy is a total douchebag. Something else about Halloween costumes — especially here in Fort Collins — is that if you want a good one, you need to plan ahead of time. Places like Arc thrift or Brand Spanking Used in Old Town sell out of their rentable costumes faster than you would imagine. Otherwise you’re going to have to pick through everyone else’s leftovers or make your own (which is better anyway). Keep in mind that after Halloween, winter will be at our doorstep — so take advantage of this celebration. It’s about having fun, wearing strange costumes, eating candy, causing mischief and drinking beer. So prepare yourself for these next two weekends, because things are about to get weird. Quin Scahill is a senior English major. His columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@


We’ve now been through three debates — two presidential and one vice presidential — in which an equal amount of attention has been given to the candidates’ answers, the moderators’ performances, Big Bird and binders. If something about that sentence seems odd, that’s because it is. Moderation of the 2012 debates — a job that, when done well, should resemble the invisible hand of God if he/she/whatever exists — has clogged post-debate headlines (including this column’s) with claims ranging from ineptitude to advocacy for the Democratic candidates. Among other gripes, conservatives cited the difference in the amount of time afforded to each candidate during the vice presidential debate as an indication that moderator Martha Raddatz played favoritism. That difference totalled an additional 1 minute and 32 seconds afforded to Joe Biden (the totals were: 41:32 for Biden and 40:12 for Ryan). When a difference in air time of roughly 4 percent becomes a tractionable argument, it’s pretty clear that no matter

what the outcome of a debate, no matter who moderates it or where it’s held, the party that should rightfully claim the losing candidate will instead cry farce, no matter how ludicrous the platform. I’m not picking on conservative pundits — their liberal counterparts can be equally petty — but liberals haven’t had much to complain about after the last two debates. Though the topic of moderation has seen the lion’s share of gripes this debate season, there are a number of other perceived slights reported by talking heads from both sides. It’s become clear that no matter how sterile the environment, neutral the moderator or impartial the prompts, pundits’ reactions to debates will continue to rag on perceived variables whether or not they exist. So is there any way to completely eliminate the variables and create an entirely fair platform for presidential debates? No (thanks to humankind’s uncanny ability to spin anything), but let’s give it a shot anyway: 1. Let a Twitter robot serve as moderator: This moderator (affectionately named Twitter-ator) would aggregate tweets from a pool of users precisely comprised of half liberals and half conservatives. Twitter-ator would then construct debate prompts that are entirely party-neutral in their wording and presentation. Candidates would have 140 characters or less to respond and hashtags would be mandatory. 2. Automatically muzzle the candidates after their two minutes for response: It would cut down on jabber, petty snipes and who doesn’t want to see the two candidates in muzzles? (In anoth-

er country that comment might get me arrested. Yay to freedoms of all sorts.) 3. Host the debates on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean (aka the George W. approach): Though the image does invoke the U.S. military industrial complex, there is hardly a geographic location more non-partisan than the middle of the ocean — unless Green Peace shows up after seeing the crew of the aircraft carrier spear a whale. 4. Inject both candidates’ faces with Botox: There are upsides and downsides to this approach. The candidates will be less likely to make rude facial expressions (though not for lack of trying), but many viewers might mistake the debate for an episode of “Housewives of Capitol Hill.” Viewers will be glued to the screen nonetheless. 5. Treat interruptions and rude comments as criminal acts punishable by up to 30 days in prison and 90 hours of community service: The best moderator is the law, so why not use it in the debates? Who cares if it sets a terrible precedent that could, through a Supreme Court case or two, render the wording of option number two illegal. These are only suggestions (and moderately extreme ones at that), but the price paid for enacting them would be well worth the decrease in head-scratching commentary. Though there is the inevitability that some pundit — out on the broadening edge of mainstream media — would note an unfair tolerance to Botox in one of the candidates ... Entertainment Editor Nic Turiciano can be reached at

Trick or treat! Boobs, booze and budgeting


As we approach Halloween, the photos on Instagram of red and yellow leaves (hashtags galore) and the Facebook statuses of "listening to Mumford and Sons on a drive somewhere in the mountains and breathing the fresh, fall air and then headed to grab a pumpkin spice latte/beer and probably take a picture of that too for my Instagram" start to fade out. And yes, I'm guilty of both. The beautiful autumn aura seemingly disappears as the leaves do, and the eerie feelings set in as “American Horror Story”, “The Walking Dead” and “Paranormal Activity 4” premiere. I came to this realization in the LSC bathroom late Wednesday night when I found myself checking underneath each stall for "ghost-face" hiding — waiting to stab me. Yes, I opened all the stall doors just in case he was standing on a toilet like in the first Scream — I'm not a complete moron. Call me creepy, but this is my absolute favorite time of year. With the disgusting amount of horror movies I watch, I find myself checking under the bed and

running to my car as fast as I can every night (and checking the back seat — I've seen “Urban Legend,” of course). However, scarier than Michael, Freddy and Jason combined is the fact that Americans are expected to spend a total of $8 billion this upcoming Halloween, according to TIME. The average American is expected to spend about $160 total on costumes, candy and decorations. I originally looked at this figure and thought no way would I spend that much this Halloween. I assumed that number was for families who actually bought multiple costumes, decorations and gave out candy to kids — no families ever seem to knock on our doors (could be the Keystone boxes overflowing from our trash cans, just a guess). However, the more I thought about it, the more frightening the figure became — we spend mass amounts of money on our costumes, trying not necessarily to be scary, but — well, you know how Halloween costumes change in college. Additionally, in college — as we all know — Halloween doesn't just last one night. As it falls on a Wednesday this year, I can guarantee you the parties and bar specials last every night until Saturday. More nights of Halloween means more money spent on a different kind of "treat." I'd guess we're getting extremely close to that $160 figure. Halloween has changed from a night where we dress up, have fun and receive mass amounts of free candy, to one where we get as drunk as possible and spend unnecessary amounts of money on fleeting things like alcohol

and the most scandalous costume we can come across. We've gone from coming home hugging our bags of candy to hugging our toilets till dawn. Now, I'm definitely not saying not to participate in Halloween — you know I'll be at the Zombie Crawl, a haunted corn maze and out at least two out of the four possible Halloween bar and party nights this year. I'm only saying to watch our consumption this year, think about what we're spending and what exactly we're participating in. Embrace the new, but don't forget about what Halloween meant to you in your younger years. Be smart this Halloween. First of all, don't drink and drive because the amount of money that comes along with that is more frightening than anything else I can imagine — talk about an expensive night! If you want to dress slutty, check out your old costumes you wore in elementary school — try and squeeze back into them, that'll be bare enough I'm sure. Finally, clean out your trash cans and make your house or apartment look presentable. Make your house welcoming for the little ones and give out some candy if you can — give back the way you were given to as a child. Oh, and don't be that creepy person that shuts off all the lights and hides in their house. I hate those people. 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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This week’s top 2 albums: By ALEX HALL 90.5 KCSU Fort Collins

Tame Impala – “Lonerism” Released Oct. 5

This station has a bad reputation for playing Australian music that isn’t very good. I tried to counter that this year by being especially strict about Australian music, and then — so that I wouldn’t be unfair to Australia — I was strict about everything else. It’s a miracle we have any music to play. Tame Impala is the Australian exception. “Lonerism” is a good 45 minutes of astoundingly clear composition with layers of viscous psychedelia dripped over it. “Elephant” carries with it the weight of the animal that shares its name, but “Endors Toi” weighs nothing. It’s an interesting dynamicism that few bands are able to replicate. The band’s first album 2010’s “Innerspeaker” Includes “Elephant,” “Apocalypse Dreams,” and “Keep on Lying” Band member Kevin Parker collaborated with Melody Prochet on her project Melody’s Echo Chamber

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Local Loco shakedown:

Wasteland Hop


Fort Collins group Wasteland Hop was in KCSU’s studio this Monday for the Local Loco to perform live on air and to talk to us about their current project.They have a new album in the works, and they played us a few of their unreleased tracks. We asked them:

If you could turn one musician or band into an ice cream flavor, who would it be and why? Miley Cyrus- “Chocolate chip with cookie dough in it...I don’t know.”

Michael Jackson- “Special Neverland Ranch flavored ice cream. You have to have an ID to buy it.”

Nick Scheidies guitarist

Brian Weikel bass The Beatles- “I feel like there is a lot of good protein in insects.”

Ultraísta – “Ultraísta”

The Roots- “The licorice ‘roots’ ice-cream.”

Adam Fallik drummer

Mickey Kenny MC and vocalist

Released Oct. 2 Nigel Godrich has been called the “sixth member of Radiohead,” much like how George Martin is the “sixth Beatle.” He does other things beside produce Radiohead’s work (which he has been doing since 1994): for one, he has teamed up with Parisan singer (and fine artist, apparently) Laura Bettinson and producer/multi-instrumentalist Joey Waronker on the new album “Ultraísta.” Influenced by afrobeat and krautrock, the album is very warm and cozy, while still approaching a darkness endemic to Godrich’s production. It’s not Radiohead, but it’s still a warm mug of something that compliments the increasingly cold weather. Godrich has worked with Beck, Pavement and Paul McCartney, among others Laura Bettinson currently lives in London, where she pursues art projects along with her singing career Joey Waronker has played drums on R.E.M., Elliott Smith and Beck recordings

Black Eyed Peas- “Peas with Wasabi. Like Wasabi peas.” Steph Jay vocalist and acoustic guitar

See the show: Wasteland Hop is playing tonight at Road 34 and with Zion-I on Oct. 24 at the Aggie Theatre! We have a pair of tickets to giveaway to the Aggie show, so listen to KCSU next week to learn how to win!

“The main reason for the drag show is it’s a celebration of our history and culture.” Brian Stewart | SOGLBT* President

CSU fall drag show may reach more than 1,000 attendees By EMILY KRIBS The Rocky Mountain Collegian If you’ve got nothing else going on Saturday night, or I guess if you want to attend the best damn thing that’ll happen to you all semester, you should go see the CSU Drag Show of fall 2012. The doors open at 6 p.m. “But if you want a good seat you might want to get there at 4 or 5 p.m.,” said Brian Stewart, SOGLBT* president. “We spend about an hour cycling people in, but

after that it’s chaos.” The event starts at 7 p.m. “My favorite part is seeing the line; it warms my heart. Every year I have nightmares that no one will show, and every year it goes fine. It overwhelms me with joy,” Stewart said. Though the event is free, donations are appreciated. “We encourage people to bring singles... or fives... twenties... hundreds,” Stewart said. “The money will be going to the on-campus GLBT* resource center. There’s a lot of common

ground between the resource center and SOGLBT*, and it needs money for new furniture.” “Our show is interesting because so many people in it are students. Some are amateurs and some have been doing this for a decade,” said Jess Cytron, the past president of SOGLBT* and zoology major who currently holds an unofficial advisory role. “It can incorporate so many different aspects, and ultimately glorify them.” “I do it as a performer

because I love it. I love being the center of attention. It’s liberating to take on a whole different persona. It really means a lot to me,” Stewart said. “The main reason for the drag show is it’s a celebration of our history and culture. Drag and GLBT* have been intertwined for a long time,” Stewart said. The show has grown considerably since its creation and, according to Cytron, may not have even existed 20 years ago due to adversity in the previous generation.

“When I began to be in charge, the show didn’t used to be well-known. It was not on campus, it was a small venue with all amateur performers,” Cytron said. “Now the show reaches well over 1,000 people, which is really amazing, and I’m grateful, but it also gives me pause. “Drag doesn’t have to be the ‘opposite gender,’ whatever the hell that means. It’s a performance surrounding gender. Someone who identifies as FtM could dress in a way that exaggerates

FALL DRAG SHOW Who: SOGLBT* What: Fall 2012 Drag Show Where: Lory Student Center Main Ballroom When: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m Cost: Free, but donations are encouraged

masculinity, and that would be fine. However someone identifies is valid.” Collegian writer Emily Kribs can be reached at en-

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Gas station robbery near campus leaves three injured By LIANNA SALVA The Rocky Mountain Collegian Loveland residents Tim Lara, Tyler Johnson and Molly Wride were stopping for gas on their way to Cheba Hut Thursday when they saw firsthand an armed robbery that left three injured. While standing in a parking lot overlooking the One Stop Gas Station on 2025 S. College Ave., they said they saw a suspect use a metal pipe to beat two clerks and

a third person inside the gas station. “The scary thing is that we were just about to get gas,” Wride, 15, said. According to a news release from Fort Collins Police Services, the incident occurred at 12:18 p.m. on Thursday. Three people sustained injuries during the robbery and were transported to Poudre Valley Hospital. Their conditions were not known at the time of print. As of 5:30 p.m. Thursday,

the suspect was not in custody. According to the release, he fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel. According to an alert from the CSU Public Safety Team, a perimeter had been set up Thursday afternoon near the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The suspect was carrying a gun but was not using it, according to the release. Multiple lanes on southbound College Avenue were closed during the investigation, causing heavy traffic in

both directions. Del Lovejoy, a sign carrier for Once Again Thrift Store, which overlooks the gas station, witnessed the police arrive on the scene minutes after the incident. “You can’t really call [Fort Collins] a safe town,” he said. “I wish it were a lot safer than it is.” The suspect is described as a white male, who was approximately 5’10” and under 200 pounds. The suspect was dressed in a black Dick-

ROBBERY HISTORY NO. OF ARMED ROBBERIES IN FORT COLLINS: 2008 - 21 2009 - 42 2010 - 30 2011 - 37 2012 - 17 to date

ie jacket and black pants. He was described as having dark, curly hair. This year, there have been 17 incidents of armed

robbery in Fort Collins, according to statistics provided by FCPS Spokeswoman Rita Davis. There were 37 total incidents in 2011, as compared to 21 in 2008. “We were just expecting to go get some lunch, and then this happened,” Lara, 14, said. UCA Beat Reporter Lianna Salva can be reached at Editor in Chief Allison Sylte contributed to this report.

Air Force CU, CSU rivalry reignites at Pepsi Center up next for CSU MEN’S HOCKEY


Continued from Page 8 well on those,” CSU setter Deedra Foss said. “With Brieon we found a spot that’s fast and high and she just gets over blocks and gets kills.” The Rams won’t have any time to revel in their dominant performance, however, as they will play Air Force tonight in their last back-to-back of the season. The match was originally scheduled for Saturday, but a scheduling conflict with the Falcons forced them to ask CSU to move it to Friday. CSU has not lost a set

By QUENTIN SICKAFOOSE The Rocky Mountain Collegian

to Air Force since 2005 and leads the all-time series 37-1, but the quick turnaround and the Falcon’s offensive differences from Boise State will give the Rams extra reasons to stay focused. “Their offense is going to be a lot slower, which might be to our advantage because it will give us a lot more time to see where the setter is setting the ball,” Plourde said. “They’ll have the same kind of hitters though, short and scrappy.” Assistant Sports Editor Kyle Grabowski can be reached at

The age-old rivalry between CSU and CU-Boulder takes flight again at the Pepsi Center in Denver for the Rocky Mountain Center Ice Showdown. Friday night will mark the first time that any CSU team has played CU-Boulder since the football teams played in September for the Rocky Mountain Showdown. “The fun thing about the CU versus CSU game, similar to the football game, is that it can really go either way,” CU-Boulder coach Shawn Sullivan said. “This is the game that we both look forward to playing each year.” Coming into the game, the Rams and Buffaloes are rather evenly matched. Each school has a winning percentage of .500, the Rams are now 3-3 and the Buffaloes have also evenly split the four games they have played this season. CSU dug itself into a hole at the beginning of the year, wearing a 1-3 record at one point. The Rams have started to climb their way out, winning three of their last four games. “This is a way we build on the momentum from the past couple weeks, so if you can’t get excited or motivated, this probably isn’t the sport for you,” CSU assistant coach Ryan Kenney said. The Ram hockey team is very persistent about the idea of making the most out of their season. They plan to take it all the way to the top, before taking it home. “We’ve set ourselves a goal of not only going to, but winning nationals, and with that mindset we need to win every game,” Kenney said. “We can’t take any for granted, and we want everybody else to know that we want to be taken seriously.”


CSU forward Parker Harrison (17) gets taken down behind the net in the 3rd period at the Rocky Mountain Center Ice Showdown against CU-Boulder at the Pespi Center last year. Tonight the Rams take on CU-Boulder again in the Pepsi Center at the Annual Center Ice Showdown.

As for the battle against their in-state foes, there is no doubt that there is still bad blood between the two schools. “There’s absolutely that rivalry there between us and CU, just like there always has, but we’ll be sure to put them to rest,” CSU forward Austen Burgh said. CSU has only lost once in the four years the annual rivalry game at the Pepsi Center has been active, and the Ram players believe that it is the student turnout that allows them to make this happen.

THE GAME Who: CU-Boulder vs. CSU Where: Pepsi Center When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

“Every year I’ve played this game, we’ve always had more fans present than CU does,” Burgh said. “It’s great seeing one side completely filled with green and gold and half empty seats on the CU side.” The Pepsi Center will host the CSU, DU junior varsity game at 3 p.m. and the CSU, CU women’s game at

5 p.m. before the bell for the main event rings at 7:30 p.m. Friday night will be the first of four times that the CSU and CU men’s teams will meet this season. “It’s huge for me to go out on top of CU being that this is my last year,” Burgh said. “It’s big to start off strong against them to set the tone for the season so they know that we’re going to beat them every time we play them.” Club Sports Beat Reporter Quentin Sickafoose can be reached at sports@collegian. com.

COLAIZZI | Earns the respect of veteran teammates Continued from Page 8 getting better,” Hilbert said. “What has been pleasantly surprising is her maturity as a person. She is a very serious person and has a lot of respect for the other players.” Her demeanor and skills on the court have earned her the respect of the other players as well. At times

they even forget she is only a freshman. “The way that she plays and talks and hustles and has a high level of accountability and expectations for herself is unlike almost every freshman,” Cranston said. What fans will likely take away from Colaizzi’s freshman season, however, is her ability to make point-saving

plays, keeping a ball alive and helping it get back over when the other team looked certain to score. She used her foot to keep a ball in the air against Nevada and made several diving stops against Wyoming, almost making the plays appear routine. “It’s definitely something that I’m not necessarily accustomed to doing,” Colaizzi

said. “But it just comes natural sometimes where I’m in the right place at the right time.” With those instincts it’s no wonder a girl from Windsor ended up with the opening serve of her freshman year at her dream school. Assistant Sports Editor Kyle Grabowski can be reached at sports@collegian. com.

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Today’s Birthday (10/19/12). Your thrifty ways provide great savings this year. An income increase could come as soon as this month ends and gets reinforced by the solar eclipse (Nov. 3). Stick to your financial plan, while diving into specialized study to expand the tools in your belt.

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Blocks overwhelm Boise State offense By KYLE GRABOWSKI The Rocky Mountain Collegian


Jaime Colaizzi celebrates in the third game of Thursday night’s match against Boise State. CSU defeated Boise State three games to none at Moby Arena.

Freshman fitting in at dream school By KYLE GRABOWSKI The Rocky Mountain Collegian


A freshman served the first ball of CSU volleyball’s 2012 season. Coach Tom Hilbert decided to start the Aug. 24 season opener against Virginia in rotation two, which has freshman defensive specialist Jaime Colaizzi at the service line. She felt extremely nervous, and sought advice from senior outside hitter Dana Cranston. “We wouldn’t start in two if Tom wasn’t confident in you starting the game,” Cranston told her. Colaizzi put the ball in play cleanly, and has started every game of her freshman season since. Freshmen haven’t received much playing time at CSU in recent years due to the depth and talent level of the team, but Colaizzi’s skill set, training and maturity earned her a spot in the starting lineup. Colaizzi grew up a half-hour south of Fort Collins in Windsor, idolizing the CSU volleyball program, particularly former Wind-


Class: Freshman Position: Defensive specialist High school: Windsor Club team: NORCO Season stats: 93 digs, three aces

sor resident and CSU great Jaime Strauss. She attended CSU’s games as well as their camps and always knew where she wanted to go to school. “Those are the kind of players that you want, you want players that grew up wanting to be here because they understand the culture of your team,” Hilbert said. “They understand it’s bigger than just them. The program is bigger than all of us.” Growing up in Windsor also allowed Colaizzi to play for the local volleyball club NORCO. While there, former CSU player Katelin Batten and former Nebraska head coach and 1995 national champion Terry Pettit helped Colaizzi elevate her game to the Divi-

sion I level. In her last season, she helped lead the club to a regional championship. “We beat all the teams they were used to not beating and a lot of that was because of Jaime,” NORCO 18s coach Pii Aiu, formerly of the University of Colorado, said. “She opened my eyes to how much a libero contributed to a team. She’s the best libero I ever worked with.” NORCO travelled all over the region and country, playing the top teams in the nation that regularly send freshman to top-tier programs like Stanford and Nebraska. “I honestly feel like that is a big part of the reason why I’m here and that I made it this far,” Colaizzi said. All of that coaching and experience was evident to Hilbert the moment Colaizzi stepped on campus. “From the first practice she was very competent and very prepared. She still works very hard and is concerned every single day about

Size and athleticism trumped tempo and scheme Thursday night in Moby Arena as the CSU volleyball team swept Boise State for its fourth consecutive home win. The Rams returned home after playing both games on the road last season and jumped out to a resounding 10-2 lead early in the first set, eventually winning 25-13. “Colorado State jumped out on us and imposed their will,” Boise State coach Shawn Garus said. CSU finished the match with 13.5 blocks, the highest number a Mountain West team has totalled in a three set match this year. Most of that success came when Boise State had to take multiple swings during a point, which pushed them out of system. “Once we get them past the first swing, that’s when our block will take over,” CSU coach Tom Hilbert said. “They were doing a nice job on firstswing kills.” Boise State’s offense functioned most effectively in the second set. The Broncos hit .333 with 14 kills in the set and only one unforced error. Boise State lead 10-8 early in that set, but CSU

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE MIDDLE BLOCKER DOMINANCE Breion Paige: 14 kills, 4 blocks, .684 hitting percentage Megan Plourde: 10 kills, 8 blocks, .714 hitting percentage

was able to hang with the Broncos and not give up any extended point runs as they have in past losses, eventually closing the set with back to back kills from Megan Plourde. “Set two is what I expected most of the sets to be like. I was saying to myself, ‘if we can’t disrupt them passing, that’s what this match is going to be like’,” Hilbert said. CSU only registered one service ace for the match compared to eight service errors, but the team’s serving was tough enough to slow down Boise State’s blistering pace on offense, which lead to many of the team’s blocks. Not only that, the Rams pinpoint passing led to field days for senior middle blockers Breion Paige and Megan Plourde. Paige lead the team with 14 kills on a .684 hitting percentage while Plourde hit .714 with 10 kills and eight blocks. “We started going faster with our tempos, especially slides to Meg, we’ve been connecting really See VBALL on Page 6

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CSU defeated visiting Boise State three games to none Thursday night at Moby Arena.


Captain strives to lead team to national championship By QUENTIN SICKAFOOSE The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Paul Jenkins is exactly like every one of his teammates when suiting up on game day — except his jersey has a “C” on the shoulder, just above the Ram logo. To him, that “C” signifies more than being the captain of the CSU hockey team. “I’m definitely very humble to wear that thing on my chest, it means the world to me,” Jenkins said. “It represents that I get the chance to lead these boys into battle, and that’s what I look forward to every weekend.” However, the role of captain isn’t a new experience for Jenkins. This season will be his second year as the skip after first obtaining it his junior year.

“He made an impact immediately, as soon as he came in. He’s a good hard worker and put the puck in the net for us lots his first year and progressed from there,” CSU coach Kelly Newton said. “It’s a good example of what we can do to attract good hockey players to put on a Ram jersey for their school.” Jenkins has laced up his skates a countless number of times, but his passion for the game was JENKINS ignited long before he ever got the chance to hit the ice. 2012 marks the 18th year that hockey has been a major part of his life. “I must have been four or five, just a wee tyke. Growing up, the kid across the street, who was six years

older than me, played hockey. I got all his hand-me-down equipment that was five sizes too big,” Jenkins said. “I was out there playing with him in ski gloves without a clue— all I knew is that I wanted to play hockey.” Those neighborhood experiences have led him to playing the game he loves in multiple locations that include Aspen, Denver, Indiana, Vancouver and Alaska before finally planting some roots here in Fort Collins. “He moved out when he was 16 and, his experiences from it made him who he is now,” Jenkins’ sister Leighanne said. “I think it really made him grow up and mature more

than other kids his age. He is more vocal and a much better leader now than he ever was before he left.” Paul Jenkins’ life experiences have landed him wearing the No. 12 jersey for CSU, leading a squad of Ram hockey players that have every intention of accomplishing the ultimate goal they set when the season began. “I’ve given my entire life to this sport up until now — it has defined me. I would love nothing more than to walk away on top and say that I won a national championship,” Jenkins said. “It’s still October and we’re at the bottom of the mountain and it’s a long climb to the top.” For Jenkins and the nine other seniors on the roster, this is their last shot. However, intimidation is nowhere to be found in the CSU


Class: Senior Hometown: Woody Creek, Colo. Height: 6’0” Position: Forward Major: Business Management/ Finance

locker room. If anything, they’re using it to their advantage. “Our senior players know this is their last hoorah before they enter the nine-to-five real world, so Jenkins keeps them motivated along with the sophomores and juniors who also smell the blood in the water,” Newton said. “I like our chances this year.” Club Sports Beat Reporter Quentin Sickafoose can be reached at

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