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Fort Collins sure plays a mean Pinball Jones By MARCUS MORITZ The Rocky Mountain Collegian Maybe this weekend you’re less interested with newfangled entertainment technologies such as the moving picture, leisurely automobile drive or that Sega Genesis laying around your apartment. If that’s the case, don’t worry, Fort Collins has an entire business dedicated to a form of entertainment just old enough for your liking. Nestled below Beau Jo’s in Old Town Square lies Pinball Jones, Fort Collins’ throwback to a time when the word “game” had less to do with Skyrim and more to do with the number of quarters in your pocket. More specifically, it is Fort Collins’ destination for all of your pinball desires, hosting more than 20 machines for patrons to play. This October, Pinball Jones will celebrate its first full year of being open for business. “A friend of mine was going to get a pinball machine,” said Kim Jones, the owner and manager of Pinball Jones. “And I thought to myself,

‘Wow, I forgot about pinball,’ so I started to look around on Craigslist and bought my first one.” Because there were a couple of places around town with pinball machines, but no dedicated arcade, it made sense to gather up all the machines Jones could find and put them in a single location. “I had a couple machines in bars around town,” Jones said. “I had machines in Idaho Springs and Severance, and some here in Fort Collins. When the old machines broke down, the last thing I wanted to do was drive all the way to Idaho Springs to fix them.” After Jones opened her business, she realized that she’d need more than just her knowhow to keep all the machines in working order, but hiring a pinball mechanic proved as unconventional as the pinball arcade itself. “One time I put up a handyman Craigslist add that said I was willing to trade some work for a pinball machine,” said Ben Fox, an employee at Pinball Jones who helps to keep both the old and new machines in working order. “A couple hours later I got a call from Kim

PINBALL JONES Hours: Monday and Tuesday: Closed Wednesday and Thursday: 4-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 2-11 p.m. Sunday: 2-8 p.m. asking if I could fix a pinball machine she had. I had never fixed one before but I thought I could handle it.” From there on, Fox has been employed as the in-house mechanic at Pinball Jones. But the business is more than just a place to play more than 20 different pinball machines; if you’re a die-hard pinball fanatic with cash to burn, you can take one of the machines home with you. The cheaper machines run $1,500 bucks, but expect a bigger payout if you want one of the classics — Twilight Zone or the Addams Family — ,or if you want a new one like Transformers, it’ll cost you $7,000. “We rotate our machines out pretty often,”

Jones said. “I buy and sell machines. Right now it’s really full here, which is good.” The first time you go, you may be tempted to play all the pinball games, but that’s not how you will see the pros doing it. “We definitely have regulars. Some people come in on their lunch break and some people come in with their kids,” Fox said. “The first time in people will play a couple of different games, but when they come in regularly they will only play one game. There is a father and son who play Terminator and a couple who only play Lord of the Rings for two hours at a time.” They hold league play once a week on Mondays and have monthly tournaments. October’s monthly tournament will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10. “I really like it when parents come in with their kids and introduce them with the pinball,” Fox said. “Usually the kids love it, but sometimes they are bored out of their minds. It’s really fun to watch because it is kinetic versus playing a video game or something.” Collegian reporter Marcus Moritz can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

Marching band raises money for trip to Dublin

By LIANNA SALVA The Rocky Mountain Collegian

After you’re done celebrating all things Irish at the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival, head over to the Lincoln Center Saturday night to enjoy the emerald isle’s music with

the bands of CSU. As a fundraiser for the CSU Marching Band’s trip to march in the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade — held in Dublin —, the band will perform music from past and future performances, including pieces from the Beatles and FUN.

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The trombone section of the CSU Marching Band performes Number 5 during part of the homecoming 2010 celebration.

The CSU symphonic band and wind ensemble will also be performing traditional Irish music. The marching band’s performance at the Parade of Lights in Denver in 2010, as well as their performances at football games, caught the attention of the committee who chooses the St. Patrick’s Day Parade performers, according to Dr. Christopher Nicholas, director of bands and conductor of the wind ensemble at CSU. Nicholas himself marched in the parade in Dublin when he was a sophomore in college. “I know firsthand what it will do for our students and for our university. It establishes us and represents our music department on a world stage,” he said. “I can’t imagine anything near this kind of exposure.” Nicholas said that the event, which will be a main source of fundraising for the band’s upcoming trip, is the first indoor concert in the marching band’s history and will continue as an annual performance. The wind ensemble will be performing “An Irish Tapestry” to include many traditional Irish pieces. The ensemble will be joined by Adam Frey, an elite and

internationally known brass soloist. New CSU faculty, Dr. John Seesholtz , will join the symphonic band playing the baritone. The symphonic band will be performing “Old American Songs” to celebrate the connection between Ireland and America. The marching band will be conducted by drum majors Devon Aimes, Luke Contreras and Wes Turner. “It’s an honor to be able to represent the university, the marching band and the nation,” Turner said. The marching bands from Ohio State and Purdue Universities will also be performing in Dublin for the parade, according to Turner. The drum majors promised a night of surprising musical experiences including previews for the homecoming game performance and the difference in sound compared to the football field. “Students always say how much they love the band at the games, but if they really love the band, come take the opportunity to see us perform indoors, because it’s meant to be different,” Aimes said. Out of the 300 members in the marching band, 220 will be per-

THE FUNDRAISER What: 2013 March to Dublin Fundraiser Where: The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts When: Sept. 29, 7:30 pm Cost: $10 students, $25 general public forming in the parade in Dublin. Many of the marching band students have never been outside of the country. Senior math education major and clarinet player in the marching band, Tabitha Nickerson, is one of these students, and is excited for the opportunity. “This is an experience of a lifetime to tell my children that I marched in an international parade. I can’t even imagine how cool this going to be,” she said. “It’s more than just the music; it’s supporting your student name. For the school to be recognized internationally, it raises expectations.” It is recommended that tickets be purchased online through the Lincoln Center website, as seating is reserved. UCA beat reporter Lianna Salva can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.


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Coming home to music

Homecoming week begins with Tyler Hilton Concert BY EMILY KRIBS The Rocky Mountain Collegian

PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN BARTZ

Summit the Twin Peaks

BY KEVIN BARTZ The Rocky Mountain Collegian

If it seems that I have a soft spot for lake hikes, it’s because I do. But this week I will refrain from indulging in personal outdoor desires. It’s time to start talking about summiting peaks before the snow comes. This week’s recommendation, Twin Sister’s Peaks, is a popular one. Almost any book you pick up about hiking in the Front Range mentions it. There’s a reason for this. The Twin Sisters are two adjacent peaks that overlook Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park from the east. Their crests just breach tree line and loom over the surrounding valleys like grey spires. They just beg to be climbed. The trail starts off on a very gradual incline through a forest of tall lodge-pole pines. The trees space themselves in a way that your eyes might play tricks on you. Several times on this hike I stopped, thinking I saw something move ahead of me. This just makes things

more interesting. Then the trail curves south and up the first switch back. From here, the majority of the hike is a series of rocky switchbacks weaving up the mountainside. This is where you’ll hit most of the elevation gain. Every couple of turns you’ll pass an aspen blazing a prideful gold in the mountain sun. Gotta love a Colorado fall! After the seemingly endless series of switchbacks, the trail slithers around to the eastern side of the peaks. Here is where you will pass through a few aspen groves. Seriously, bring your camera! Soon you’ll hit tree line. You are on the home stretch. It’ll be another 20 minutes and then you’ll be on the saddle between the two peaks. To this point, it’s 3.7 miles. Flip a coin to pick which to summit first. The North Sister has a clearly marked trail to the top and the South Sister is more of a rock scramble. From the top, you’ll catch amazing views of the jagged face of Long’s Peak and her snow-peppered neighbors,

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Mount Meeker and Mount Lady Washington. To the east you’ll see a sweeping vista over the writhing foothills. On a clear day you can even see Fort Collins. If you hike in the afternoon, and if weather is nice to you, head on down into Estes Park. It’s high time for the elk mating season. Perhaps you’ll hear a bugle or see two bucks duke it out National -Geographic-style. To get here, take College Avenue, Shields Street, or Taft Hill Road down into Loveland. Turn right onto Highway 34 (Eisenhower Boulevard) and head on up into Estes Park. Turn left onto Highway 7 and drive about seven miles. You will see a sign for The Twin Sister’s Peaks’ trailhead on the left. Hang a left and follow the signs up a dirt road. The trailhead is where the road ends. This is a broke college student’s friendly trail, meaning that it’s 100 percent free. Collegian Writer Kevin Bartz’s outdoor column appears every Friday in the Collegian. He can be reached at entertainment@ collegian.com.

You don’t have to wait ‘til Thursday to get your Homecoming on. Homecoming week begins this Sunday with a concert featuring the country, rock and pop musician Tyler Hilton. “I come from country, folk and blues music; that’s what my family plays and that’s the music I grew up on,” Hilton said. “It’s exciting to have a country artist,” said ASAP Executive Director Heather Jones. ASAP Concert Coordinator Lindsay Brown agreed, “It’s exciting ... to open up a different genre with this concert and increase the variety of shows here at CSU.” Jones added, “It’s also nice because he has a celebrity factor from his acting career on ‘One Tree Hill.’” Despite the fame garnered by his acting, Hilton’s true passion has always been music. “I wrote all those songs when I was still in highschool, and I was very impressed that the songs I wrote while I was doing homework ended up be-

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ing released on a major label,” Hilton said in regards to his music, which has been featured on the soundtracks of “One Tree Hill” and “Walk the Line.” “That was really exciting to me. I could have written those kinds of songs again, but I wanted to do better. And I think my new [music] ... is better.” Music from his new CD will be played at the concert Sunday night. “The concert’s a kickoff of the entire Homecoming week,” Jones said. “The events and festivities traditionally last the entire week.” These events include “Family Weekend activities, class and organizational reunions, the 50 Year Club, a 5K race, bonfire, lighting of the 'A' and the ever-popular parade,” according to CSU’s Homecoming website. “It’s a great event to kick off Homecoming week, because it lets everyone get in spirit and take this week to a whole new level from the beginning,” Brown said. Plans for the concert were laid months ago. “It was planned last spring by the previous concert coordinators,”

EVENT DETAILS What: Homecoming Kickoff Concert Where: LSC Theater When: Sunday, Sept. 30 Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free

Jones said. “This year we’ve gotten to plan with the LSC’s 50th anniversary and the new theater in mind.” “You can see a lot of marketing on campus and in the dining halls, and we’ve used a lot of social media like Facebook and Twitter,” Brown said regarding the event’s promotion. While the concert is technically limited to students and alumni, Jones said that families of students are welcome to attend. “Homecoming means pride,” Jones said. “It’s your alma-mater. It’s the one time a year where you go, ‘Hey, I’m a Ram,’ and be proud of it.” The concert is in the Lory Student Center Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. Collegian Writer Emily Kribs can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

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

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Father’s Day 5k Race begins at the intersection of Mountain Street and Remington Street Sunday, Sept. 30 Registration fees range from $30-$55 8 a.m.

Aria’s Opera Avogadro’s Number Sunday, Sept. 30 Free 4-6 p.m.

Forestry Fair CSU Foothills Campus Saturday, Sept. 29 Free 10 a.m.

Typically, thoughts of opera conjure images of large recital halls filled with old people dressed to the nines. Aria’s at Avogadro’s Number isn’t quite that presumptuous. Hosted every last Sunday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. by the Opera Fort Collins Guild, Aria’s mission is to provide a non-competitive performance venue for both emerging and establish opera artists. The all-ages event is free, and for more information you can visit www.avogadros.com.

As Coloradans, we live in a pretty rugged place; mountains, plains and adverse weather are part of our day-to-day. So it would serve logic to learn a little about our surroundings, right? Join the Colorado State Forest Service Saturday morning for programs on High Park Fires recovery efforts, restoring water quality, information on natural resources and forestry careers and more. The free event is open to students and the general public. For more information, visit www.events.colostate.edu.

Ill-Mannered and Robotic Pirate Monkey The Aggie Theatre Friday, Sept. 28 $12 Doors open at 8 p.m. Catch a night filled with Colorado electronic dance groups at the Aggie Theatre Friday. Robotic Pirate Monkey, Ill-Mannered and more will play what’s sure to be a latenight concert. Tickets for the all-ages show are $12 and can be purchased night-of at the door or prior to the show at Rock ‘N’ Robbins on College Avenue. For more information, visit www.aggietheatre.com.

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Disabled Resource Services Grass Roots Festival Parade begins at Poudre River Public Library, festival at Old Fort Collins Heritage Park Saturday, Sept. 29 Free Noon-6:30 p.m. Join Disabled Resource Services as the non-profit hosts the first annual disability pride parade and festival. Beginning at Poudre River Public Library, the festival’s parade will end at Old Fort Collins Heritage Park. The festival includes live music from Lee Holiday & the Time Off, the Seers and the Stone People Drummers as well as a speech from CSU professor Temple Grandin. For more information, visit www.drsgrassrootsfest.org.

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Father’s Day was on June 17, so holding a Father’s Day 5k in September doesn’t make much sense, that is until you realize most distance runners are insane to begin with. Do something active after lounging around on Saturday and join the family-oriented race in Old Town Fort Collins on Sunday morning. Prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers, tee shirts are given to each runner and all proceeds benefit Fort Collins youth and adaptive recreation programs. For more information, visit www.fcgov.com.

Isolation Ale tapping Odell Brewing Company Saturday, Sept. 29 Free 11 a.m.-7 p.m. There are a few things that signal the beginning of fall in Fort Collins: golden leaves, chilly nights, pumpkins, fewer wildfires and, most importantly, seasonal fall/winter beers from our town’s many craft breweries. Head to Odell Brewing Company Saturday to celebrate the release of Isolation Ale, the brewery’s cold-season brew. Live music will be provided by the Waido Experience and local food will be available. For more information, visit www.odellbrewing.com.

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“They play punk rock, a genre full of energy, angst and rebelliousness. They became fameous because they embodied these things, and now they are apologizing for them.”

Let us rock and roll

By QUINN SCAHILL

Last Friday the lead singer/guitarist for Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, pulled some shenanigans on stage in Las Vegas. Seeing that his band had only one minute left on their set, he proceeded to freak out, hurling profanities and berating Justin Bieber in the process. He ended the rant in true rock and roll fashion by smashing his guitar, giving everyone the middle finger, saying, “God ******* loves you all. We’ll be back,” and then throwing the microphone off stage. I have read a lot of articles about this incident, and I’m surprised that everyone was so caught off guard. Do you expect a man that has been playing punk rock for twenty-four years to behave if he thinks his set is getting cut short? I certainly don’t. What surprised me more was the fact that his fellow band members apologized for his behavior in a statement they made on their website: “We would like everyone to know that our set was not cut short by Clear Channel and to apologize to those we offended at the iHeartRadio Festival.” The band also regretfully admitted that their future performances would be cancelled and that Armstrong is currently seeking treatment for a substance abuse problem. While substance abuse is indeed a problem that needs to be dealt with, I found nothing wrong with Armstrong’s behavior on stage. Like I said before — and also as Armstrong said during his rant on stage — he has been playing rock ‘n roll professionally for 24 years. Even if Green Day’s set was not actually cut short, I still think he has the right to blow his lid. He’s been playing longer than most of us CSU students have been alive. Billie Joe Armstrong is a musician. His job, at the most basic level, is to entertain us. I would argue that he did that extremely well last Friday in Las Vegas. How often do you see a lead singer/guitarist smash his guitar and then flip off the crowd? In my opinion:

‘Pre-game’ is a terrible phrase

not often enough. This is why it is also upsetting for me to see that Green Day released a statement apologizing for their singer’s behavior. I mean, they did have an album cover (Dookie) showing a monkey tossing feces and there were also bombs of manure raining down from the sky. They play punk rock, a genre full of energy, angst and rebelliousness. They became famous because they embodied these things, and now they are apologizing for them. Who cares if Billie Joe Armstrong said the f-word? He’s been saying it in all of his albums since 1988. Why is it suddenly such a surprise that he uses them on stage in a fit of anger? And since when was rock and roll supposed to be G-rated? Some critics have said that this outburst could not have come at a worse time, as the band just released “Uno!,” their first album in a trio that will all be released by January 2013. Critics predict that this could negatively affect the sales of the three albums, but I find that hard to believe. Any publicity is good publicity, especially when you have a punk rock star smashing a guitar and yelling obscenities. It’s part of the job description. I will admit that I am not much of a Green Day fan anymore and haven’t listened to their last few albums, but Dookie, Insomniac and Nimrod are still awesome when I hear them. When I saw the YouTube video of the outburst it reminded me of the Green Day of the 90’s. It was fun to see somebody do rock ‘n roll the right way again. My favorite part of Armstrong’s rant is undoubtedly his bashing of Justin Bieber, when he complains of being cut short on time he said, “You’re gonna give me one minute? I’m not ******* Justin Bieber you ***********’s.” While I wish I could write what he really said, I tip my hat to Billie Joe for publicly bashing Bieber. I don’t care what anybody else thinks, but that is rock ‘n roll right there. This is why it saddens me to see a rock star berated for just doing his job as a musician. Billie Joe Armstrong is a rock legend, and he proved it last Friday in Las Vegas. So as we all head out into the weekend, let us all try to rock as hard as he did.

Quinn Scahill is a senior English major. His columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to let-

By NIC TURICIANO

I didn’t think too hard the last time I went drinking. In fact, the idea of not thinking too hard about anything is half the reason to go out at all, but the New York Times (should hire me), seems to have forgotten the decompressed salvation that a night on the town can bring. On Wednesday, the Times ran a story titled “Last Call for College Bars.” Written by Courtney Rubin, the article delves into a number of issues related to college students’ drinking habits: how social media is changing the landscape of college bars, the frugality with which students are purchasing drinks and the rise of “pre-gaming.” The piece is weighted with titillatingly stupid quotes from students such as Mike McLaughlin, a 21 year-old face senior at Cornell who likes to, “...drink liquor because it takes too long to drink beer.” The topic of college students’ drinking habits is evergreen, but the problem with the Times piece (other than the fact that none of the students

mentioned from Cornell seem to exist in the school’s directory) is that it breaks down, into part and parcel, the culture of social drinking in college. It’s not the first article to do it, but it’s the first I’ve read that clearly defines the social habit, offering a “how to” on being an asshole and applying a broad stroke to a varied demographic. The article states that college bars are struggling thanks to our generation’s hopeless reliance on smartphones; students no longer go to a bar unless they’ve read on Twitter, Facebook or have been texted that it’s populated with the opposite sex. In addition, the story makes the case that students are cheaper than we used to be (which is a good thing, right? I mean, with the economy and all …). Lenny Leonardo, a retired bar owner who now lives in Florida (and who is insane for claiming that students won’t spend $2 on a drink) was quoted as saying, “They buy a bottle of Southern Comfort and show up in time to try to get laid. But they just end up throwing up in my men’s room, and I get reprimanded because it looks like I’m the one who let them get this drunk.” The quote references “pre-gaming,” the practice of consuming alcohol cheaply at home before consuming the same cheap alcohol for inflated prices at the local bar (the term “pre-game” is dumb, but spending wisely — no matter what the application — is always smart). I do sympathize with Leonardo, though, that it’s not usually a bar that over-serves a customer, it’s the customer who overserved him/herself — often at home.

The story concludes with two fake Cornell seniors (they fooled Rubin with aliases) deciding whether to end their night with casual hook ups or a game of Madden Football on the Xbox. While there’s nothing wrong with the way these two fake Cornell seniors ended their evening, the Times story overreaches by picking out a few identifiable habits of a friend group and making the case that they are representative of all college students. It’s a false narrative when used to represent all of us, but one that can be aptly applied to a certain segment of humans: jerks. Not all college students are jerks, a fact that is often forgotten in pop-culture. Some college students like to drink — socially — without vomiting in businesses, relying on Twitter for the next big party or thinking only of the prospect of sex. Many college students don’t participate in the type of socializing outlined in the Times story, in part because it’s simply too stressful after five days of long classes, longer study sessions and a part- or full-time job to coordinate such an evening. From within, it’s easy to say that older generations are more interested in our social lives than we are by defining, categorizing and ritualizing our behaviors. The truth is that college students don’t approach their social lives as seriously or critically as other adults. To be honest, we’d rather just relax.

Entertainment Editor Nic Turiciano can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

Facebook, creeping away one click at a time

By LAUREN STIERITZ

Earlier this week I found myself in Morgan Library in between classes, getting some homework done on one of the computers. Just kidding, I was sitting on Facebook. I had about six tabs open, and found myself mindlessly clicking through profiles — clicking on random people I didn't know, and before I knew it I had made my way through 87 out of 135 profile pictures on one person. I realized what I was doing while zoning out on Facebook and looked around, feeling extremely creepy. I turned around, and the person whose profile I was on was actually sitting in the row behind me! I closed out the browser window as quickly as possible and left the library, in an attempt to be nonchalant. We've all done it — whether you want to admit it or not — if you're a Facebook user, you're a Facebook stalker. Ex-boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, exfriends, the latest pregnant or married couple from your high school, that girl in lecture that always has a better outfit

than you — all are viable candidates for premium Facebook stalking. So why do we stalk? In a recent article by the Huffington Post, they say new studies suggest we do it simply out of boredom and personal entertainment. Facebook stalking is like our own reality show, only we (usually) know the characters, thus providing more entertainment for ourselves. These "characters" can either boost or lessen our self-esteem and mood, depending on the results of what we find while stalking. I mean, how disappointing is it when you find your significant other's ex after 23 minutes of stalking, only to find out everything is private and all you can see is a tiny thumbnail of their profile picture? Believe me, I've been there — I know the disappointment. This reality show takes a turn however, when it becomes a dangerous, comparative game. We start comparing our lives to the other; whether we find ours to be better or worse. Are they prettier/better looking than I am? How is it that they are already jump-starting their career and I haven't even completed my resume? Most of us are familiar with the game — it's not always a pretty one. This game begins what I like to call the Facebook delusion. The problem that comes with this is the outward delusion that some self-conscious, avid Facebook users see when they scroll through others' profiles. They see these people — and most often this happens with people outside their immediate friend circle — and assume, based on their Facebook, that their lives are better than their own.

They assume that something is wrong with them, that their lives are incomplete and everybody else is having more fun than them. This is entirely false — and as many of us do realize this — there is a large majority that sadly, does not. Facebook is not an accurate portrayal of life — it is merely a digital scrapbook where we post things we want to remember, not those that we'd like to forget. So, what should we do? Do we find other outlets to occupy our relentless boredom in this college age, or do we continue to stalk? I think Facebook stalking — if we don't take it too far and remember that it isn't an entirely accurate portrayal of reality — isn't all that bad at the end of the day. If it provides us with entertainment and a few laughs during a study break for 20 minutes or so, I say keep stalking. But if you can't control it and find yourself stalking for hours on end, getting increasingly angry and depressed about your own life — I say it's most likely time to quit. It's just like the old cliché says: everything is OK in moderation. Oh, but don't forget — while you're stalking, make sure you don't accidentally "like" something on your victim's page or "subscribe" to their public updates — this informs them they are being stalked (rookie mistake). If you can manage that though — creep on, Rams! Lauren Stieritz is a senior communication studies major. Her columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. She can be reached at letters@collegian.com or on Twitter @laurenstieritz.

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Jeff Miller | hospitality management professor

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THE ASPEN GRILLE

The Lory Student Center’s Aspen Grille isn’t just a full service restaurant: it’s also a classroom. All of the Grille’s 30 employees are hospitality management majors looking for real-world restaurant experience. “The classroom focuses on the operational aspects of the restaurant industry,” said Bill Franz, a hospitality management instructor. “The students fill all the positions, and they rotate through all the different positions in the front of the house and in the back of the house, including management.” The Grille is open from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. One group of 15 students serves lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and another group works on Wednesdays and Fridays. “It is an invaluable experience,” said Kate Lewis, a sophomore hospitality management major and business administration minor. “... I think that it’s really great that you can shift between every single role that works in a restaurant, so even if you’re applying for another position, you can say that you have experience in all the other ones.” The Aspen Grille was founded in 2004. Even though the Division of Student Affairs picked up the bill for developing the restaurant, students made decisions about kitchen design, dining room decor, menu selections and pricing,

Noon – 1:15p.m. Tues. – Friday The operating hours of

the Aspen Grille 30 The amount of students currently working at the Aspen Grille 200 The approximate amount of students in the hospitality management program

according to a 2005 article on the CSU website. Today, the restaurant serves between 30 to 35 guests per day. “Anybody can come,” said Jeff Miller, an associate professor and program coordinator for hospitality management. “We’d love to have students come. It’s a great deal and for really not much more money than eating in the food court, you can sit at a table and be waited on and have really high-quality food in a great environment.” The Aspen Grille serves items such as burgers, sandwiches, soups and dessert, and the average price of food is between $8 and $9. The restaurant is broken up into a main dining room, in addition to a bar area with a full liquor license. “In the bar area they can either use our regular lunch menu but we also have a bar menu. We can’t call it a student menu, but when you look at it you go, ‘Yeah, that’s directed at the students,’” Franz said. Collegian Writer Kevin Ruby can be reached at news@collegian.com.

Multiple Countries:

90

Latin America & the Caribbean:

Africa and the Middle East:

Total Oceania:

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Total Students in 2011-12: By MEGAN TIMLIN The Rocky Mountain Collegian Spain, Chile, Ireland and the Bahamas are only a few of the countries students have the opportunity to visit during their time at CSU. With more than 20 countries to choose from, full-time students can participate in CSU-sponsored programs, CSU facul-

Study abroad by term

Study abroad by gender Male: 30%

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ty-led programs, affiliated and unaffiliated programs and direct enroll programs. CSU programs are approved by the university and consist of agreements with numerous universities abroad. Study abroad providers that have entered into an affiliation agreement with CSU offer affiliated programs. The final options are unaffiliated and direct enroll programs.

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English professor at CSU experiences residency program By CANDICE MILLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian

From the front door of the house, you can look out the doorway and be greeted by a floral landscape, horses in a stable and empty studios waiting to be filled with artistic imagination. This is the life of an ART 342 resident. ART 342 is a non-profit residency program that provides time and space for independent creative practice. Founders Jim and Wendy Franzen transformed their property in 2008 into an artist residency and have now moved off the property. “They saw a need for giving artists support through time and space to work,” said Amy Reckly, executive director at ART 342. “They wanted to interact with the artists and give back to the community.”

Artists have 24-hour access to studios and living arrangements, and receive financial aid. The studios are named after famous jazz musicians, a result of Jim Franzen’s love for the genre. The residency accommodates visual arts, ceramics, writing and music composition, and supports the work of both national and international artists. One of the current residents, Fernanda Chieco, is a visual artist from Brazil. “Most of my work is based on residency programs,” Chieco said. “The situation is so necessary of bring in a strange place and investigation things. Not knowing is a big part of the process.” Chieco produced a series of art pieces at a residency in South Korea before she came to Fort Collins.

Another resident, William Wylie, a photographer and filmmaker, has been a participant at three other residencies across the country before coming to ART 342. Not only that, but he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from CSU and is now a professor of art at the University of Virginia. He is now working on filming a documentary of a six-member football team based close to Fort Collins. Reckly said that Wylie is another example of how well the location of ART 342 coincides with what he wanted to do. The program was recently gifted with an art library from the Fort Collins Museum of Art that is composed of 9,000 volumes. The Museum wanted to keep all the volumes together rather than parcel them out, Reckly said. The current ceramicist

resident, Andy Brayman, is teaching sculpture at CSU as he takes his residency. Many of the past and present residents have some kind of association with CSU. Sarah Sloane, a current English professor at CSU just finished her residency from May 7 to Sept. 3. “I enjoyed the time and space to work,” Sloane said. “I was working on two or three different projects as the mood hit me.” Accepted residents experience 14 and six week sessions and interact with fellow artists and community in the spring, summer and fall. “The English Department is extremely supportive,” Sloane said. “[Students] really enjoy hearing the publishing and writing process, and appreciate when the professors are also writers.” Free living arrangements

are located at two houses: one on site with five bedrooms, and one in Old Town. Both living spaces offer private bedrooms, shared bathrooms, common areas, kitchen spaces and laundry facilities. Reckly said the program wants to expand to have two more living spaces on the property. Sloane will be reviewing more than 100 applications for four to six writers to do the program for the year. International applications are also received. She said most of the residents were fulltime artists and writers, but included professors. “[CSU] has a stellar English program. Their writing program is a great asset to the community,” Reckly said. “Their art and music programs are expanding as well.” In the application, visual artists submit 10 to 20 recent

work examples or a total of five minutes of time-based media, composers submit three audio files with three corresponding music scores, creative writers of poetry submit five to 10 completed poems, creative writers of fiction and non-fiction submit one 10 to 15 page completed writing sample and scholarly writers submit one completed article or book chapter. All creative material submissions must have been completed in the last five years. “It’s such a wonderful and rare experience to immerse yourself in a project without the daily distractions,” Sloane said. “It’s the best gift one can be given: time, space and companionship. Collegian writer Candice Miller can be reached at news@collegian.com


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PRESENTS

DJ Profile: Cheyenne McCoy aka

DJ Noah

Year and major: Sophomore technical journalism/communication Hometown: Wrangell, Alaska Shows: The Flood, Mondays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. and Radio Club, Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. Worst concert I’ve ever attended: I saw Bob Dylan in Telluride, which sounds like it would be great, but he didn’t talk to the audience at all. He didn’t even say hello or thank you or ask how we were doing out there. Also, it rained and I had to wear a trash bag poncho. The soap opera I most identify with: One Life to Live, because I too have only one life to live (Except unlike them, my show is still on the air).

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Callers: “Reviver”

Last week I profiled TKTTSM, a girl-pop and punk outfit from Brooklyn. This week, another strong Brooklyn band, Callers, landed in our add pile. The two bands couldn’t be more different. Where the former is diverse, the latter is consistent. Where the former blazes through genres like the Real World contestants blaze through one-night stands, the latter holds true to their brand of euphonious rock. “Reviver” is the type of album that would score a morning drive in the autumn from Fort Collins to Lake Loveland. Luckily, the album will come out in time for you to actually do that for yourself. Release date: Oct. 9 Featuring “Heroes” and “Howard 2 Hands” Will play at the CMJ Festival in New York Collaborated with Delicate Steve, an instrumental artist who opened for Yeasayer in June

Come celebrate like the Irish By Emily Smith The Rocky Mountain Collegian

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Time to dust off Grandpa O’Malley’s old fiddle — Fort Collins is transforming into the land of green and Guinness this weekend. No, it’s not March, nor is it even close to St. Patrick’s Day, but it is time for the Rocky Mountain Irish Festival. The festival began in 2008 in Fort Collins. After being away for two years, it returns to Civic Center Park this year with a special mission. According to founder John Schreck, Sunday has been declared “Rams Day” at the festival. There will be a special entrance gate set up both Saturday and Sunday specifically for CSU students and staff, where they will pay $7 instead of $12. Fifty percent of proceeds from that gate will be donated to the CSU Marching Band to help fund their trip to Dublin for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in March.

The band is performing on the festival’s main stage Sunday at 1:45 p.m. and 3 p.m. “Obviously [students should attend] to enjoy the Irish history, culture, education and music,” Schreck said. “But we’re really hoping to get a huge crowd Sunday to show support.” Net proceeds from the main gate go to the Poudre School District Foundation to support music education. For musically-inclined attendees, a “Best of the Feis” fiddle contest will be open to all ages Saturday at 2 p.m. Participants can register in advance for $5 or on Saturday for $10, and will have their main gate fee waived. “Whoever wins, we’re going to put them up on the main stage Sunday afternoon to perform their winning song in front of everyone,” Schreck said. According to Schreck, the festival usually lines up a large conglomerate of national acts. This year will be different.

“We are playing local bands and then we’re also adding in Irish dance troupes, pipe and drums, Irish harp – a variety of musicians,” Shcreck said. Festival performers include national championship fiddler and Fort Collins resident Vi Wickam, MileHighlanders Pipe & Drums, Bennet School of Irish Dance, Colorado Youth Irish Dance, Indigent Row, and headliner, the Commoners. “We’re an Irish jam rock band, which is really kind of a blend that you don’t get anywhere else,” said The Commoners’ lead vocalist, who goes by Mouse. The Commoners have headlined the festival since its inception. According to Mouse, who is also the vendor coordinator, vendors this year range from Celtic clothing and a variety of foods from around the world to Xorbing and vertical bungees. Other attractions include an “Animals of Ireland” exhibit, “Tom Foolery” magic show, Irish

authors, a professor of Irish genealogy, hurling exhibitions and film screenings of “Beautiful People” – a documentary about traditional Irish music in New York. The festival is also looking for volunteers. It takes anywhere from 100 to 140 volunteers to make the festival happen, Schreck said. For more information, visit www.fortcollinsirishfestival.com. Collegian writer Emily Smith (@emsilly13) can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

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Daily Horoscope

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (09/28/12). Growth both at home and abroad broadens your horizons this year, expanding knowledge, perspective and personal power. Travel, education, communication and action to forward a concrete vision come together especially after October. Sow seeds for future harvest. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) ––5–– Watch out, or you will spend more than expected. Don’t despair; the tunnel could be a simple figment of your imagination. Besides, there’s a light at the end, anyway. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ––6–– The job now is keeping what you’ve learned. Home improvements will drain savings if you’re not careful. Friends can help you replenish your reserves. Schedule carefully. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ––6–– You may have to make a mess to get things right, but don’t push your luck, especially around finances. Acknowledge limitations. Friends help you meet the right person. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ––6–– Find inspiration in a book, and venture far. But listen to the voice of reason to assure that the giants you fight are not actually windmills. Don’t make expensive promises. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ––5–– Consider all options before taking on new responsibility. A risky proposition could be rewarding, but may also fail. Trust your instincts, and be willing to accept the consequences. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ––6–– It may seem like resistance coming from above, but you may be your biggest obstacle. Get out of your way and face your public. There’s nothing to be afraid of if you really think about it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ––5–– Focus emotional energy on work, not on drama. The job may get complex, but it’s also rewarding. You may as well enjoy the experience. Watch out for hidden agendas though. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ––7–– Breathe deeply and relax. Access your creative side to overcome obstacles with playfulness and joy. Avoid distractions from what’s truly important. Share love. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ––7–– Public duties take from private time at first. Later, relax at home away from noise and raucous crowds. Tell your friends you’ll see them later. Clean house. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ––6–– Give your mate the benefit of the doubt. Check the Internet for ideas, but limit your time. There are plenty of great experiences around the corner, not far from home. Explore. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ––5–– Develop a creative plan of action. Expand wisely, without haste or waste. Emotions center on money, but cash may not be the core issue. Go ahead and be outrageous. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ––7–– Pay attention to everything around you. You get flashes of insight at the oddest moments. Don’t take financial risks if you encounter resistance. Avoid distractions.

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“It was either I got surgeries or I don’t play sports anymore.”

FOOTBALL

Falcons first on Mountain West slate By ANDREW SCHALLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian

THE GAME

After a bumpy first four games for CSU football, the Rams will get the chance to start Mountain West play Saturday against in-state rival Air Force in Colorado Springs. The game provides the Rams not only the opportunity to start conference play off with a win, but also a chance to bring back the Ram-Falcon trophy to Fort Collins, something they haven’t done since 2005. “It’d be a big win,” junior running back Chris Nwoke said. “We haven’t won against them for six years. We haven’t won it since I was here, my class was here, so I’ve never seen that trophy, so I definitely want that thing back to Fort Collins.” From the beginning of the game, the Rams will need to execute against Air Force as the Rams have struggled to get into a rhythm on both sides of the ball early on in the game. An area which the Rams feel they can improve upon this week is the running game by handing the ball off to Nwoke, who dismantled the Falcons’ defense last year to the tune of 269 yards and two touchdowns. “We know we ran the ball good against them last year,” quarterback Garrett Grayson said. “Like I say every week, when you get the run game going, it opens up everything else [for the offense].” Air Force is all that stands in the way for CSU’s pursuit of its first conference win since last September. The Falcons are coming off two consecutive road losses by one score each to No. 19 Michigan and Mountain West foe UNLV. “For us, it’s a chance to get into conference

Who: CSU (1-3, 0-0 MW) vs. Air Force (1-2, 0-1 MW) Where: Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colo. When: Saturday, 12 p.m.

play at home,” Air Force coach Troy Calhoun said. “It’s been four weeks since we’ve played at home, and it’ll be good to play at Falcon Stadium. The thing that we wanna see is we want to see our guys as they start getting more playing time gain some confidence.” CSU coach Jim McElwain, in his first head-to-head meeting with Calhoun, said he wants to see more confidence from his players too, but adds that confidence comes from execution of the new playbook the first-year coach has installed. In order to execute, according to McElwain, the Rams need to put forth the necessary effort, something Air Force and other service academy football schools pride themselves on. “I think what’s great about it to me is when you watch them on film, you see how hard they play,” McElwain said. “And

you know what, effort doesn’t cost you anything, so let’s go out and match it and let’s maybe take it a step further.” According to many players, practice this week has been better than previous weeks and strides have been made to challenge Air Force on the road this weekend. “We feel we have the ability,” cornerback Shaq Bell said. “We know they work hard and we work hard as well. We just have to step it up one more notch and work harder than they do.” Football Beat Reporter Andrew Schaller can be reached at sports@ collegian.com.

Kelsey Snider | (sophomore outside hitter) VOLLEYBALL

Kelsey Snider having breakout preformance By QUENTIN SICKAFOOSE The Rocky Mountain Collegian

PHOTO BY ERIN MROSS

VOLLEYBALL

Rams get back on track, sweep Nevada By QUENTIN SICKAFOOSE The Rocky Mountain Collegian CSU took early control of Thursday night’s volleyball match and never looked back, sweeping Mountain West rival Nevada 3-0 in the conference home opener. The Rams dominated the first set 25-14, putting up a .500 attacking percentage and recording 18 kills, six of them being senior middle blocker Megan Plourde. “I was pleased with the performance today, and I think the first set was really good because we were not stopping [middle blockers] Tessa [Lea’ea] and Janelle [Batista], they got 13 total kills and 10 of them came from those two players,” CSU coach Tom Hilbert said. Lea’ea earned the Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week honors

going into tonight’s match against CSU, and began her night proving why with seven kills in the first set, more than any player on either team. However, the Rams ultimately proved to be too much for Nevada to handle. “We got 18 kills, we had one hitting error and no service errors. That’s scoring a lot. I think that was a really good performance by our team when Nevada was playing pretty decently,” Hilbert said. “Going out into set two we did stop those two middles a little bit better, got a few blocks and defensive plays on them, all the while handling their other players too.” The second set was pretty similar as CSU took it 2513, but saw three different tie scores and lead changes. Nevada posted a negative

scoring percentage with -.086, while CSU stayed with a strong .394. “At one point Meg was on fire and playing really well, so I think that’s when you realize to just keep giving the ball to them because they will keep getting kills,” sophomore Deedra Foss said. CSU found itself in the same position last week against New Mexico, up two sets to none going into the break. The Rams ended up losing the last three sets to give the win to New Mexico. “In the huddle I said that this set can be in our favor and we needed to keep it that way,” senior outside hitter Dana Cranston said. “I think everyone kind of knew without saying, we just wanted to get back out there and play the next game.” The Rams closed out the match with a final score of

25-15 in the third set to get the sweep, ending both the three-game win streak for Nevada and two consecutive losses for CSU. CSU improves to 8-5 on the 2012 season and will face San Diego State this Saturday at home for another Mountain West conference battle. “It’s a different type of match than what we will see Saturday,” Hilbert said. “Saturday’s match will take more effort, it will be closer, we won’t get as many give away points. San Diego State has more weapons, they’re a very good team. This is a nice way to get back at home, get comfortable and stay comfortable.” Volleyball Beat Reporter Quentin Sickafoose can be reached at sports@collegian. com

PLAYER PROFILE

It’s hard to believe that Class: Redshirt Sophomore Hometown: Westminister, a girl able to jump high Colo. enough to dunk a basketHeight: 6’1” ball was once faced with a Position: Outside Hitter life-changing decision — Major: Food science and multiple heart surgeries or never being able to play sports again. Kelsey Snider and her “She’s a work in progfamily found themselves in ress, she is improving and this sticky situation years it was great to see her play ago when she underwent the way she did against a risky heart operation not UCLA,” Hilbert said. once, but twice after the Kelsey Snider has first stint turned out to be worked herself into the unsuccessful. Rams’ starting “It was eirotation as only ther I got sura redshirt sophogeries or I don’t more, giving CSU play sports anyvolleyball somemore,” Kelsey thing to look forSnider said. ward to for the Luckily for next couple years. Snider — and “She doesn’t CSU volleyball like anybody to — her hospital say ‘you can’t trips went as do something.’ planned and KELSEY SNIDER When you tell her she was able to she can’t do it, maintain her then she will do athletic abilities, which it,” John Snider said. now include being able to Snider played in 55 jump 10 feet 7 ½ inches sets over the course of the high. 2011 season. She has al“If it weren’t for the most matched that in 2012 surgeries, she wouldn’t already, not even halfway be where she’s at today,” through the season, seeing Kelsey’s father, John Snider action in all of the Rams’ 47 said. sets played to date. Where exactly is she at “Practice has helped, today? Kelsey Snider has but more the experience found herself being high- of playing. Last year was lighted as one of the CSU sometimes in, sometimes volleyball team’s latest out, but this year it’s conbreakout performers and stantly knowing that I has many people turning could be that go-to player,” their heads. Kelsey Snider said. “It’s just consistency. Kelsey Snider strives to She’s always been a great work hard with Hilbert and athlete, but now she’s at- the rest of the squad to contacking the ball at the right tinue to be the player that spot more often than she her team can count on. used to. She is seeing her “She’s been pretty environment a little bit bet- motivated her whole life, ter,” CSU coach Tom Hil- she’s always been a pleasbert said. “She’s maturing er ever since she was a litin the decisions that she’s tle kid,” John Snider said. making and in her patience “All her life people have as a hitter, and so it’s allow- told her you won’t be able ing her to be more effective to do this or that, and as a hitter.” she’s proven them wrong Kelsey Snider was re- all along.” lied on in all five sets of the Volleyball Beat ReportUCLA match and led the er Quentin Sickafoose can team in kills with 15, a ca- be reached at sports@collereer high. gian.com.

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