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Trimedia TriMedia Film Festival When: Sept. 7 to 9 Where: The Lincoln Center, Bas Bleu Theater Co., Lory Student Center Cost: $6 student, $8 adults per performance

Fort Collins PrideFest 2012

First Friday Art Walk

When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Civic Center Park Cost: free

When: Friday, Sept. 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Check www.collegian.com for a full list of participating galleries Cost: Free

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By Bailey Constas The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The TriMedia Film Festival is the only one of its kind to combine film, theater and television. This three-day festival brings a range of performances both live and on screen — including “Napoleon Dynamite” producer, Chris Wyatt and a high school playwright. With more than 50 independent short films, documentaries, original theater performances and television pilots, there is sure to be something for everyone. There is also a combination of local and national talent being represented during the festival, which is hosted by the Lincoln Center, Bas Bleu Theater Company and the Lory Student Center Theater at CSU. “There are issues near and dear to students. We have a documentary called ‘Metamorphosis’ filmed in Fort Collins that has to do with environmental concerns. We also have two films for students who love animals, including ‘Red Dog,’ which is the top grossing film in Australia this year,” said Francie Glycenfer, executive director for the TriMedia Film Festival. Glycenfer is also the vice president for Horsetooth Productions, the sponsor for the festival, and a special appointment instructor for the Honors Program at CSU. “Because we are an educational non profit, we have a

Where can you find a Dogs in Drag pageant, frozen t-shirt contest and a petting zoo? At this year’s Fort Collins PrideFest, which will be held in Civic Center Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Traditionally, PrideFest has been hosted by the Lambda Center, but Lambda closed at the end of last December, leaving a satellite office in its place simply called the Center. Other organizations in attendance at PrideFest include Country Lemonade, MillerCoors and numerous human rights groups. Choice City Shots is having a PrideFest after-party featuring drag shows, gogo dancers and music. Entry will be $5 at the door. Also setting up booths and tents will be a number of religious and spiritual organizations that, “want to be more open and accepting,” said John Case, the vice president of the local chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). PFLAG is an organization dedicated to not only supporting LGBT* individuals, but enable support from those closest to them, and to extend their reach to other minority groups as well. “People should attend to show support,” said Dat Luong, a biomedical engineering major.

The stereotypical weekend routine for students may be to require the services of RamRide, but the first Friday of every month offers a much more dignified option: the First Friday Art Walk. The event takes places at local art galleries and museums to celebrate local artwork and the creative spirit. Close to 20 galleries in downtown Fort Collins participate by opening their doors to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. CoCOA (Colorado Coalition of Artists) is hosting their second annual Juried Art Exhibit, which allows a “juror” to judge and award prizes to artists competing. No guidelines are set, giving artists free reign on media, size and subject. More than $13,000 in cash awards and merchandise are available this year. “We have different shows every month and we can’t have people to pay to be on our walls,” said Marcy Silverstein, director of CoCOA. “It’s different here every month.” Centennial Gallery is hosting a special show with works from Bob Coonts, a local artist who uses a traditional figure of an animal and inside the animal uses colors and symbols to depict how he feels about that animal. “It’s very imaginative design,” said Lynne Deunton, the owner and manager of Centennial Gallery. “He uses very

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CSU takes on gas research initiative in Garfield County

By ERIK CARMAN The Rocky Mountain Collegian

INTERESTING FACTS

CSU scientists will begin a unique study to measure potential harmful compounds released by gas wells in Garfield County this fall, said CSU atmospheric science Professor Jeff Collet. “There aren’t very good measurements of what comes out of these wells,” Collet said. “So we’re trying to figure out what is emitted during the different phases of well development: drilling, hydraulic fracturing and flow back.” Collet added that potentially harmful compounds could include methane, a greenhouse gas and ozone, which could be potentially harmful to humans. “This is the first time that a project like this has been taken up,” Collet said. Collet said CSU was approached by Garfield County, the Colorado state government, private industries and various other organizations with interests in the state’s air quality. He said they sought specialists at CSU because of the university’s esteemed reputation in atmospheric studies. The university’s department of atmospheric science is ranked first in the nation by the National Research Council. The study will take place over three years with a budget of $1.8 million, according to Collet. Funding will come

The project is budgeted at $ 1.8 million, with contributions from both Garfield County and private industry. Garfield County turned to CSU for help after receiving an unsatisfactory health report from CU.

from both Garfield County and private industries associated with gas wells, he said. But according to Garfield Commissioner John Martin, CSU wasn’t the first university approached by the county for help. “The CU School of Health did a health assessment study,” Martin said. “But they did not provide the information needed.” In fact, according to Martin, the CU–Boulder health study was based on opinion instead of facts and did little to provide the results needed. “It went awry,” Martin said. “It got hung up on the political rhetoric. When you do that you’re not really solving the problem, you’re just heightening the rhetoric on both sides.” According to Martin, Garfield County needed experts in the field of atmospheric science to monitor the levels of potential harmful compounds released from their gas wells and that’s when they turned to CSU for help. “It’s like I said on NPR,” Martin said, referencing his radio interview. “Our very

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worst day in Garfield County is better than your very best day in Washington D.C., as per EPA standards.” “We want scientists to verify that,” he said. “And we’ll share the information because we have nothing to hide.” Martin added that the information would be important to all communities in Colorado and eventually in the nation. “CSU is going to step up to the plate and deliver.” Martin said. And one atmospheric study graduate student, Brad Wells, plans to make this project a home run. “It’s kind of a dream come true,” he said. “Not many people have this opportunity.” Wells, who has just begun his first year of graduate school at CSU, said he could not be more excited to begin his first graduate project. “It’s amazing how much publicity it’s gotten,” Wells said. “A lot of people in Colorado are going to be paying close attention to it, so the results will be taken seriously.” And according to Martin, no one will take the results more seriously than the Garfield County Commissioners. “The commissioners walk the razor’s edge on this issue,” Martin said. “We want to provide the true facts and not be prejudiced to either side.” Collegian Writer Erik Carman can be reached at news@ collegian.com.

“Churma said that studying abroad is a vital part of building a career back in the states.” Chris Churma | (study abroad cordinator)

Preview: Study Abroad Fair By CANDICE MILLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian Sophomore art major Sarah Lillis has a pretty big decision in front of her: Rome or Florence. Lillis plans on studying abroad this spring and is torn between these two destinations. The annual Study Abroad Fair, hosted by the Office of International Programs, is an event to look forward to for any student who is considering broadening their education outside of the country. “It’s a room full of people who are excited and want to talk about all the fun opportunities that study abroad has to offer,” Study Abroad Coordinator Chris Churma said. Hundreds of study abroad programs, both affiliated and unaffiliated with CSU, come together this time of year to showcase the opportunities students have to study abroad. The experience involves traveling and taking classes –– more often than not for transferable credits –– in another country while experiencing its culture. The Study Abroad Fair will take place Friday Sept. 7 in the Lory Student Center West Ballroom, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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CSU sends almost 1,000 students a year abroad. The most popular countries for study abroad through CSU include the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Italy. Churma said that studying abroad is a vital part of building your career back in the states. “There are more than 100 programs in over 70 countries,” Churma said. “CSU is partnered with other universities to work with programs in other countries.” Matthew Gerk, a senior accounting and finance major, who also works as a Peer Advisor in International Programs, studied abroad in Prague. “It’s a very different culture; I liked how laidback it was. The classes were really easy because they were all taught in English,” Gerk said. “I want to go back every day.” One hundred and ninety two students are studying abroad for the 2012 fall semester, a number Churma said is about 150 students more than last year. Through CSU programs, the average cost to study abroad is around the cost of tuition. Programs outside of CSU cost an av-

STEP BY STEP Attend an info Meeting and Talk to a Peer Advisor Define your Goals for Study Abroad Research Program Options Meet With Your Academic Advisor Meet With Your Study Abroad Coordinator Build Your Budget and/or Check Out Financial Aid and Scholarships

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erage of $12-14,000. But financial aid and external scholarships are available. More information is available in the International Resource Center in Laurel Hall, where Study Abroad Coordinators can assist in researching programs and answer questions. “It’s a lot of information, but pick up a lot of flyers of what you might be interested in,” Lillis said. “It helps if you know what region you’re going to, and contact that peer advisor.” Churma agreed that the best thing for students is to come in with an idea of where they want to go and what they want to study. Collegian Writer Candice Miller can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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WHAT’S UP THIS WEEKEND IN FOCO? MUSIC

The Rocky Mountain Collegian | Friday, September 7, 2012

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

Elway European Tour Kick Off Road 34 Bike Bar Saturday, Sept. 8 9 p.m. $5 21+

Akinz grand opening 15 Old Town Square #132 Friday, Sept. 7 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free Hang out at local clothing and screenprinting shop Akinz as it reopens with a new flagship store in Old Town Square. The shop is providing a number of incentives to grab your attention, including live music, free stickers and food, a photo booth and a chance to win a $100 gift card. Plus, it’s a local business, so what’s not to like?

Help Fort Collins punk rockers Elway kick off their European tour by seeing them play at Road 34 on Saturday night. Support comes from other local groups A.M. Pleasure Assassins and Sour Boy, Bitter Girl. Remember, though, that Road 34 is primarily a bar, so under 21 is not allowed.

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Are you a student with an executive point of view? If you’re a CSU student looking for valuable, real world business experience and a good resume builder, apply now to serve on the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation Board of Directors.

Student board members receive a stipend and are required to attend four formal meetings and four work sessions during the academic year.

For more info and application e-mail Larry.Steward@colostate.edu. To ensure consideration apply by Friday, September 21. Students must be admitted, degree seeking, full-time Colorado State students in good academic standing. RMSMC student employees and volunteers are not eligible to serve on the Board.

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Ever wanted to see a Fort Collins squirrel pulled out of a top hat? Magic in the Rockies, boasting some of the best magicians in the world, might be slightly beyond that parlor trick. Presented by Presto-Digitators, this show’s headliners are Internationally acclaimed comedy magician Stephen Bargatze and Johnny Thompson. Visit www.fcgov.com for more information.

Bird watching may be the fastest-growing outdoor activity in the U.S. thanks to the aging baby boomers, but identifying winged dinosaurs appeals to any age group. Learn interesting facts about birds, how to identify species and participate in fun, hands-on activities at this free event. It includes an easy 2-mile birdwatching walk. For more information, visit www.fcgov.com.

Join Colorado locals Ghost in the Machine and Electric Shoes for a night of DIY skin-crawl rock and roll at the GNU Experience Gallery. The all-ages event is cheap, local and probably doesn’t have a definitive end time, so the $5 entry fee may take you well into the early morning.

Los Angeles-via-Colorado transplant Chain Gang of 1974 (aka Camtin Mohager) is swinging back through home state and playing a night at Hodi’s with local groups the Photo Atlas, Paul Beveridge & Co. and Popcult. The electro-pop show is open to all-ages. Visit www.hodishalfnote. com for more information.

Magic in the Rockies The Lincoln Center Saturday, Sept. 8 7:30 p.m. $7 to $25

Winged Wonder — Water Birds Carpenter Road, one mile west of Interstate 25, Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space Saturday, Sept. 8 9 a.m. Free

Ghost in the Machine, Electric Shoes GNU Experience Gallery Friday, Sept. 7 9 p.m. $5

Chain Gang of 1974 Hodi’s Half Note Friday, Sept. 7 $8 p.m. $10 advance/ $12 day of show

LIFE

“Fiddler on the Roof” Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown Sunday, Sept. 9 12:30 p.m. seating for dinner, show starts at 2 p.m. $60 Winner of 11 Tony awards, this classic musical has bragging rights to such well-known songs as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I were a Rich Man.” Price of admission includes dinner, non-alcoholic drink, show, gratuity and escort. For more information, visit www. coloradocandlelight.com.

Beddler Oud Bruin beer release Odell Brewing Company Saturday, Sept. 8 11 to 7 p.m. Free Help Odell Brewing Company release their latest beer, Beddler Oud Bruin, on Saturday in the company’s taproom. In addition to beer tastings, live music from the Contraband and local food will be provided. For more information, visit www. odellbrewing.com.

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OPINION Friday, September 7, 2012 | Page 4

YOUR TWO CENTS

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YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: Who’s your favorite power couple?

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31% *36 people voted in this poll.

33% Barack and Michelle 31% Ann Romney 28% Donald Trump and his wig 8% Bill and Hillary

TODAY’S QUESTION: Did you go to First Friday Art Walk? Log on to http://collegian.com to give us your two cents.

This is an unscientific poll conducted at Collegian.com and reflects the opinions of the Internet users who have chosen to participate.

We’re not useless just misunderstood

By LAUREN STIERITZ

I literally cannot begin to count the number of times I have stepped into a classroom on syllabus day and been talked to in a condescending tone because of the generation I belong to. We’re lazy. We need instant gratification. We’re brats. We’re addicted to Facebook. We’re a bunch of idiots who don’t know how to write or pick up a newspaper (oh wait, what’s this weird black and white thing you’re reading right now?). I’m not saying they’re entirely wrong — there’s plenty of us within this generation that are somewhat lazy and seemingly incompetent, for example those that answered “yes” in my class when asked if Facebook was our primary source for news. And I’m also not saying I didn’t cringe and die a little inside as a result of this response. However — where they are dead wrong is in our potential and the unfair assumption that because we have grown up within this beautiful, booming technology-based era, we’re somehow less than. Sure, we make up the majority of Facebook’s users and sure, 48 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds check Facebook the moment they wake up in the morning. “Millennials are arming themselves with skills and educational training focused in technology and social media, two areas with great growth potential,” said Kate Bardaro, the lead economist for PayScale. Ouch. And no, Facebook isn’t the only site we visit. We live in an ever-changing world in this technological age, and as a result we have adapted. I’m not seeing a problem with that – I’d go as far as to call that talent. Let’s move on to our “lazy” and “inadequate” qualities. According to a report by Financial Advisor last week, about 60 percent of Generation Y makes regular contributions to their retirement funds and began saving in their mid-20s as compared to 46 percent and an average age of 35 for baby boomers. Oh, but I thought we didn’t know how to save our money because we need instant gratification? That’s weird. Shall I continue? We’re ignorant and ignorance is bliss. We have no baggage. We hustle. We practice the fundamentals. We have something

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to prove. We have a willingness to learn. We remain humble. We provide an outside perspective. These are just the eight reasons Forbes blogger Jeff Schmitt describes why “Generation Y Will Soon Take Your Job”. Because we take advantage of social media networks (just one of the largest growing job opportunity markets in the country, who knew?) and the Internet, we should not be faulted. Because we text and socialize with each other through technology, we should not be labeled as inept or with lack of skills. Our generation is equipped with a proportionate amount of lazy ones as any other — it’s just easier to see ours because the world is online. I’m pretty sure that if the baby boomers had cell phones and Google when they were growing up, they’d be on them just as much. We have peers and friends that start charity groups online, reach out to people in other countries, have started their own businesses, and expand their cultural and educational horizons. I don’t find any of these actions or qualities to be incompetent or lazy. If you’re one of us, however, that solely utilizes the powerful tool of the Internet for mindless zone out time, I challenge you to expand your capabilities and prove them wrong. Spend 15 minutes a day taking advantage of your sites and apps, like the free New York Times app or flipboard — which combines your social media networks with reliable news sources. We are not a useless generation. We have minds, we have technology and we will use that to the fullest extent possible. Oh, did I mention that undergraduate enrollment has steadily been increasing, rising 39 percent from 1999 to 2009? Just a little statistic from the National Center for Education Statistics. Not a big deal, really. So I ask you this: if you’re one of “them” (not part of our millennial generation) — please stop assuming and acting condescendingly toward a generation that cannot help what tools they have been provided with. I am sure it can be frustrating at times, but you were once 22 too! And if you are a part of this generation, please for my own sanity — continue to use these tools efficiently and appropriately to demonstrate the wonderful potential I have seen and know you all have. And yes, I will go update my Facebook status about that. Lauren Stieritz is a senior communication studies major. Her columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@ collegian.com.

By NIC TURICIANO

In last week’s column I likened the U.S. president to a performer. It was a sentence typed quickly and without intention, but as soon as it was capped by a period I was struck by its truth. There’s an ever more blurred distinction between holding the Oval Office and holding a never-ending press junket (Beer Summit, anyone?), and the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions have taken one more troubling step toward turning politics into an endless Hollywood studio event — the celebrity speaker. This is a new phenomenon: neither party had an actor speak at their 2008 convention. When Clint Eastwood appeared as a surprise speaker at last week’s RNC, he created newspaper headlines from New York to Seattle, and while not all of the feedback was positive (to put it bluntly, Eastwood’s speech was depressingly incoherent), it clearly generated a lot of publicity for the convention while

helping to rebuke the stereotype of liberal Hollywood. The problem is that Eastwood didn’t say anything of substance. He offered no solutions, vaguely cited faults of the Obama administration and proved that — at least in his old age — he is a terrible public speaker. He represented the Republican Party while standing behind the Convention’s podium, and did so very, very poorly. Instead of learning from the Eastwood RNC disaster, the DNC stepped up the movie-star-as-political-speaker race by hosting Scarlett Johansen and Kerry Washington as speakers for Thursday night of the Convention. Multiple news sites have noted the shameless and advantageous use of female celebrities to appeal to a demographic whose support Obama will need in order to win the election. Likewise, the choice of Eastwood mirrors a strong supporting demographic for Romney: older white males. So (to take the cynic’s route) it doesn’t matter what the celebrity speakers actually believe or necessarily what they have to say. What matters is the demographic that they represent, and that’s disgusting. And for the DNC, it doesn’t end with the more high-profile speeches. Eva Longoria also spoke at the convention, and the event’s livestream coverage was hosted by Olivia Wilde, Fran Drescher, Zack Braff, Aisha Tyler and Alexis Bledel — not by prominent political figures (oh, and the Foo Fighters played a song or two before the Johansen/Washington speech because

they’re extremely relevant and cool in the eyes of the DNC, I guess). The two political parties wouldn’t rely on Hollywood figures to help spread their messages if the public didn’t pay attention to them, but these celebrities have made their living off pretending to be fictitious characters — so why on earth are we listening to them speak about politics when all that we know of them are lies? It comes down to the fact that our politicians are celebrities. We see them on our television screens as often as we see any other performer — and while the case can be made that this helps for governmental transparency — appearances such as Obama’s stint on Mythbusters had nothing to do with politics (despite the explanation that it was related to education reform). And is anyone going to argue that seeing Nancy Pelosi on CNN every night has given the public any greater insight into what our government is actually doing? Probably not. It’s time that our politicians stop trying to present themselves as performers and start trying to embody the characteristics we hire public officials for; we want them to be wiser, more innovative, better leaders and smarter than the rest of us. We don’t want them to simply look better on camera than the common person (case study: the rising star of Chris Christie).

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

Teach me How to Wheelie: Cycling State University?

By QUINN SCAHILL

This very moment, my car is sitting in my driveway, gathering bird poop, elm sap and a fine layer of dirt. It makes a really awful noise when I put it into reverse, and the headlights are out. But this is no problem for me because I have a bike, and I live in Fort Collins. Since retiring from the highly competitive pizza delivery industry, I hardly ever use my car. My preferred method of transportation is my bike, but with regular use it sometimes needs maintenance. If only I could take some sort of class that could teach me about bicycle repair... Since CSU is always claiming to be the “Green University”, I think there is no excuse not to have a bike education class. The biking industry has exploded in the past couple of years along with the green energy movement. If this school is supposed to prepare us for the future then we should capitalize on this growing industry by educating our students about it. Compared to my hometown, Fort Collins is just stewing in bike culture. There are bikers everywhere. You see

everything from schoolchildren to fully suited businessmen, and we cannot forget the ever-present hipsters on their vintage frame fixed-gears. Because this town is flat as a pancake and there are a multitude of bike lanes, you can get anywhere on two wheels. However, if your bike breaks and you don’t know how to fix it, well, it means you’re paying for it. And that sucks. For example, just the other day I noticed that a few spokes on my bike were broken and they had started to rub against my front brake. I took my bike into a shop knowing that a spoke only costs a dollar to buy, but I had no clue how to replace it. Two hours later I had been charged thirty dollars for a simple repair, and once again, the bike shop had robbed me. I think the bike shop is expensive, but I won’t even begin to talk about the cost of repairing cars. Bikes are extraordinarily simpler and cheaper than cars. They have much fewer moving parts, and repairing a bike would be easier and more cost-efficient than repairing a car. I think it would be totally possible to teach students the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in the time frame of one semester. If I could repair my own bike I could save a lot of money. Parts are cheap; it’s the labor that is expensive. Plus, spending less cash on bike repairs translates into extra beer money, which is extremely important. Not only could a bike class inadvertently give us more money to get drunk with, it could also teach us bike safety. But I’m not talking about wearing helmets and lights at night. This class could show us how to avoid collisions in high traffic areas such as campus

and old town. Since most people own both a bike and a car, the class could teach us how to be more aware on the road as drivers, and how to protect ourselves as bikers. In my opinion, a class that teaches students about bike maintenance is far more practical than a scuba-diving course or a one-credit basketball class. Cycling will only become more practical and popular in the future as we try to wean ourselves off of fossil fuels, and this will cause the prices of bikes and bike repairs to increase. An institution of higher learning should be preparing us for the future, and I see the future of transportation involving much more cycling. Having a class on bicycle education would also be practical, and I bet that it would be extremely popular among students. Tour de Fat last weekend was an amazing testament to the amount of love this town has for bikes. My friend also tells me that the University of South Florida has a class on bicycles, so why not here where bike culture thrives? A bicycle class would not only help students save money, it would contribute to the image of CSU as an environmentally sound institution. I don’t know of any other universities in Colorado that offer a class specifically geared toward cycling, but I think us Rams need to lead the charge. Instead of parking at the bike racks we should be pedaling into the classroom and beyond. Quinn Scahill is a senior English major. His columns appear Fridays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@collegian.com.

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Released Aug. 20

Jneiro Jarel and DOOM (formerly MF DOOM) are two of rap’s most prolific collaborators, and it’s about time they collaborated with each other. “Key to the Kuffs” is not a begrudging partnership, though; Jneiro Jarel handles most of the production with ease, providing DOOM with the context for some of the most fluid raps in his career. The latter combines his experience as an American rapper with his identity as a British native on songs like “(Cockney) Rhymin’ Slang” and “Guv’nor,” and with the former’s gossamer production (most notably on “Viberian Sun Pt. 2”), JJ DOOM is a collaboration both are likely to remember for a long time. Jneiro Janel has collaborated with Damon Albarn, Count Bass D and TV on the Radio (MF) DOOM has collaborated with Madlib, Danger Mouse and Ghostface Killah Features Damon Albarn of Blur and Beth Gibbons of Portishead DOOM’s first record with Madlib, “Madvillainy,” maintains a 93/100 on Metacritic

The Antlers: “Undersea” Released July 24

Top 10 albums for the week of Sept. 2 1. Orwells — “Remember When” 2. Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra — “Theatre Is Evil” 3. Tango in the Attic — “Sellotape” 4. Dan Deacon — “America” 5. Bloc Party — “Four”

By Michael Elizabeth Sakas 90.5 KCSU Fort Collins

1. What band are you listening to right now? 2. If you could camp anywhere, without getting caught, where would it be? 3. Who would win in a fight? Acid House or Disco? 1. The War On Drugs — “They’ve got a really unique sound.”

2. The Budweiser Factory and the go-cart place — “It

would be a two-night camping trip.” 3. Unsure — “I’d say Acid House in the first hour or two would win, but if it was an eight-hour fight Acid House would definitely lose.”

“A pant and shirt combination, which incorporates the look of sweat that one may excrete from wearing a fanny pack on a hot day of classes, is a fabulous item.” is a fabulous item. There are sizes for men, women and even infants, which allows everyone to sweat freely and without consequence. For this reason, the new

go to bed, and not care about finding a way home.” 3. Acid House — “I think Acid House’s kick drums hit harder than Disco’s kick drums. That’s like the knockout punch.” – Mike McGraw Bass

See the show: Who: Mosey West with Gypsy Skillet and Fresh Where: Hodi’s Half Note When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 p.m. Cost: $5, all ages

Sweaty Truth about Fashion

This fictional column is based on the Ramtalk, “Are backpack sweat lines a fashion now?” which originally appeared in the Aug. 31 Collegian. In his newest stunt to draw attention, fashion designer Matthieu LeBomberd has decided to incorporate bodily fluids – namely sweat – into his most recent collection. The outcome is extraordinary, but it leaves people asking, “Has he gone too far?” Matthieu claims that he picked the ideas for his newest collection from the average daily life of a college student. “You know, le summer can be extraordinarily hot, and I would just like for le students to be le comfortable in zeir own skin,” he argues. “Ze average college student has far more to le worry about zan le appearance.” The collection, which has been featured in countless outlets worldwide, consists of

1. Blitzen Trapper — “I like their album ‘Fur’ a lot.” 2. 100 Octane — “So I could dance there all night and

– Adam Brown Guitar

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clothing with sweat lines being the standout feature. A pant and shirt combination, which incorporates the look of sweat that one may excrete from wearing a fanny pack on a hot day of classes,

Mosey West

While their drummer is out on a “vision quest,” guitarist Adam Brown and bassist Mike McGraw of Fort Collins band Mosey West performed a few new songs on 90.5 KCSU’s local music showcase The Local Loco. This week we asked:

Notable tracks include “Drift Drive” and “Zelda” Released “Burst Apart” in 2011 and “Hospice” in 2009 “Kettering” featured in the TV show “Chuck” The band takes their name from a Microphones song called “Antlers.”

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6. Antibalas — “Antibalas” 7. Turtle Giant — “All Hidden Places [EP]” 8. Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang — “En Yay Sah” 9. Blonds — “The Bad Ones” 10. Milo Greene — “Milo Greene”

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As a matter of principle I’ll listen to most anything that claims to be “music therapy,” and although not every album relaxes me, I have found some of my favorite artists because of it — I never would have listened to Balam Acab, Boards of Canada or Six Organs of Admittance otherwise. “Undersea” seems to be an album with a similar purpose, and though the Antlers are not a music therapy band, they do a very good job on the therapy side of things. The music side is even better. These songs would be pleasing to fall asleep to, yes, but until you’re wide awake listening to “Drift Drive” with sober ears, the efficacy of “Undersea” somehow seems less than it should.

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dress phenomenon has been coined the “Please Your Pores Movement” by supporters. The item in the collection with the most success is a simple sage green t-shirt with backpack sweat lines on it. These sweat lines go around the arm straps as well as unevenly down the back. The item is incredibly realistic. Although the newest collection by LeBomberd may seem a bit racy to some, the college students have flocked to it with admiration and relief. Colorado State sophomore Nic Bewzen says, “Before the new Please Your Pores Movement, I was just a sweaty kid who was easily recognizable. Now I blend right in!” The new fashion is truly sweat lines – especially those that may be caused by wearing a backpack all day. Matthieu LeBomberd has really outdone himself this time. For all of you doubters and non-believers: remember parachute pants? I rest my case.

The Weekend Excursion Guide By Kevin Bartz The Rocky Mountain Collegian

This is my last recommendation for a lake hike. I promise! But you have to admit, nothing compares to finishing a long trek with a well deserved PB&J as you watch the mountains’ waving reflection in the warping surface. This weekend I recommend Sky Pond in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Continental Divide cups the lake like a great giant hand, and when the air is still, a perfect reflection of Taylor’s Peak stretches across the water. At the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, this hike looks like a tourist trap. Kids dart everywhere, you catch glimpses of flip flops and you’ll probably hear someone complaining about the hike. Don’t worry, almost all of these people are only going as far as Alberta Falls. That said, there is a reason so many people flood the trail to the falls. They roar and bound down a boulder-filled ravine. It’s a great spot to grab

your first sip of water and snap a photo. Then, thankfully, the trail clears up. Follow trail markings for The Loch. The trail weaves through dense forest with the occasional view of the wide-open Estes Valley. After a good while of trekking, you’ll reach The Loch. This is a bigger lake, with a head on vista of the continental Divide. You can also see the wisps of Timberline Falls. Keep following the trail, around the lake and up toward the falls. Then you’ll arrive at the base of the falls. You’ll almost be above tree line. Here comes the hard part. Follow the signs for Lake of Glass and Sky Pond and scramble up the side of this waterfall. Up top, you’ll find a valley and a brook bubbling down the middle. Keep on to Lake of glass, a slightly smaller lake than the Lock, and onto the end of the line, sky pond. After a total of 5 miles, you’ll get to relax by the rocky banks and gape at the scen-

ery. On the north side of the lake, you’ll see the Cathedral Spires. These spindling rock formations climb out of the mountain face and reach for the clouds. Their majesty truly rivals any gothic cathedral To get there, take Taft Hill Road, Shields Street or College Avenue to Loveland. Turn right onto Highway 34 (Eisenhower Boulevard.) and drive all the way up to Estes Park. Continue through downtown Estes and turn left onto Highway 36, following the signs for the park. Enter the park through the Beaver Meadows Entrance. Turn left onto Bear Lake Road. Continue on to the Glacier Gorge Trailhead. However, there is not much parking at the trailhead, so you may have to park at the park & ride on Bear Lake Road and take the shuttle to the trailhead. You’ll have to pay $20 for the weekly pass to enter the park (but hopefully you held onto yours from last week). Collegian writer Kevin Bartz can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.


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Continued from Page 8 North Dakota State will try to make Grayson’s life difficult on Saturday as they look to make the Rams the fourth FBS team in the last six years that they have beaten. For North Dakota State and coach Craig Bohl, to compete with bigger FBS schools, they have focused on the importance of keeping games close through solid play from the defense. “We’ve always felt like if you’re really good and sound on defense and play hard, you’re able to have an impact on momentum,” Bohl said. “If you can hold up on defense, after a while your offense will get on track, so we’ve always said

we’re gonna try to be great on defense here at North Dakota State.” While contending with everything North Dakota State will throw at them this weekend, the Rams will also look to ride the momentum off their victory over a Pac-12 opponent in CU last week. After winning the first game of the season this year, CSU will look to continue that momentum throughout the remainder of the year and avoid a fate similar to last year’s team, which won its first two games before losing nine of its next 10 games in a disappointing year. The difference this year, according to the Rams, is more leadership from the captains of the team in motivating players

ART | Varied works

for varied galleries Continued from Page 1 very colorful, bright deep colors, mostly paints in acrylics. He also does mixed media sculptures, very interesting bronze work.” Centennial Gallery strictly represents Colorado original artists. “The only prints we carry are some that these artists that we represent have done, but it’s traditional art,” Deunton said. The gallery carries western art, abstract, landscapes, ceramics, jewelry, blown glass and bronzes. “We like to think we have something for everybody,” Deunton said. Just around the corner at Art On Mountain, three dimensional and two dimen-

sional artwork is displayed. “We do have artwork from 30 different artists and — unlike some galleries — we don’t just hang pieces on the wall, we have three-dimensional things, woodwork, jewelry and pottery,” said David Kehrli, co-owner of the gallery. Artists are required to bring in new pieces every month, with a rapid turnover in artwork, making a unique group of art. Kehrli, however, mentioned that they’re not unique in their food offerings with a table set up for guests. “Come a little hungry, not on a full stomach,” Kehrli said. Entertainment and diversity reporter Bailey Constas (@ BaileyLiza) can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com

Panhellenic Open House Sunday, September 9, 2012 11:45am-3:30pm OR 3:15pm- 7:00pm Meet at the Lory Student Center East Ballroom Come meet Greek women at Colorado State, tour sorority facilities, and learn about what it means to be a member of our Panhellenic community. You do not have to be registered for Formal Panhellenic Recruitment to attend either session of the Open House!

Online Registration: csugreeks.colostate.edu

THE GAME What: North Dakota State vs. CSU When: Saturday at 5 p.m. MT Where: Fort Collins Coverage: Collegian live game chat, KTVD-20

during practice. “This year we’ve got a lot better leadership I think,” defensive tackle John Froland said. “As a whole, there’s more leadership and more a set feeling of us as a team and us wanting to do it instead of a coaching staff that’s the driving force of the team.” Football Beat Reporter Andrew Schaller can be reached at sports@collegian.com.

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Las Cruces, N.M. 2012 record: 3-0 Kills per set: 12.9 Digs per set: 14.1 Blocks per set: 2.8 Player to watch: Sophomore outside hitter Meredith Hayes. 5.25 kills per set on .348 hitting percentage Coach Hilbert said: “They take big swings from outside hitting. You have to block them in order to be effective.”

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to build community English and technical theater major Kaily Buttrick agreed. “It’s a great way to build community. The LGBT* community isn’t like some minorities because it’s an invisible one,” she explained. “It blends in.” This sense of community is not just for those who fall under the LGBT* umbrella. “I want to take [my friend], who’s a straight ally,” said Luong, who has a supportive friend he wants “to learn more about what it means to be an ally and more about the community.” Luong added that the community has strength. “We’ve been oppressed, and we’re still oppressed,

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Malibu, Calif. 2012 record: 3-1 Kills per set: 14.5 Digs per set: 15.7 Blocks per set: 2.5 Player to watch: Junior outside hitter Jasmine Orozco. 3.08 kills per set Coach Hilbert said: “They’re very good in all facets of the game. The pool of talent they draw from is the best volleyball players in the country.”

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but PrideFest helps show that we’re not a stereotype,” Luong said. “We’re not suicidal or weak, and we’re not unhappy. We’re happy with who we are.” And, according to Case, this year has potential to be better than year’s past thanks to the Center. “I enjoy people feeling they have this safe space, and I think with Center it’ll have more people and more energy,” Case said. “I’d love to see more of that student traffic this year; it’s good to start this kind of change at younger ages.” More information and events can be found at www. FortCollinsPrideFest.org. Collegian reporter Emily Kribs can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

Miami, Fla. 2012 record: 2-4 Kills per set: 11.6 Digs per set: 12 Blocks per set: 1.9 Player to watch: Senior outside hitter Marija Prsa. 3.57 kills 2.86 digs per set Coach Hilbert said: “It won’t be easy, but it’s winnable.”

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Continued from Page 1 special place in our hearts for students,” she said. Bas Bleu and CSU will be showcasing local emerging talent through theater and film showings on Saturday at noon, including a play written by 15-year-old Brenna Diesner, according to Nick Turner, La De Da Theater Company Director. “She’s really the center of the Emerging Talent section. This play progressed to be so interesting,” Turner said. The play is called “The Game” and portrays a young girl who attends therapy because she believes that the bad events that surround her are her fault. Diesner has never written a play and is also co-directing and starring in the show, according to Turner. The Festival opens on Friday night with a showing of “The Citizen,” inspired by a true story of a Lebanese man who immigrates to New York City looking for a life of opportunity. Unfortunately, he arrives the day before 9/11 and his citizenship and dreams are put on hold. The Lincoln Center will host “The Citizen” director,

Sam Kadi and actor Cary Elwes for a question and answer panel after the screening. Elwes will also be accepting the Trailblazer Award during the evening. “We’re proud to give our first screening because it’s an intelligent community and it’s a college community,” Kadi said. Kadi hopes that the Fort Collins college community will enjoy and learn from the film. “We hope they will be inspired by it, learn from it and be entertained overall. I think a story like this, especially inspired by true events, will help them see someone’s experience of what they are also trying to achieve — the American dream,” he said. The festival will conclude with a music video screening presented by SpokesBUZZ, a non-profit raising awareness of Fort Collins sound and culture, showing local bands and producers with a live music performance from indie rock band Stella Luce. Tickets and a schedule of performances are available at www.trimediafestival.org. UCA Beat Reporter Lianna Salva can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (09/07/12). Your people are your greatest resource, so celebrate them on this birthday. Your career is growing steadily this year. A writing or educational adventure may develop after October. Plan your priorities, and ask for what you want since you’re likely to get it.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) ––7–– An insider tip leads to a great bargain. It’s not a good time to gamble or travel. Something unusual is going on behind the scenes. Review your plans one more time, and then soar. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ––6–– Work challenges abound, and overcoming them leads to advancement and extra income. Consult experts. Take care of your health, too. Eat nutritional foods, take a walk and rest. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ––8–– When you’re hot, you’re hot. Enjoy your time in the spotlight, but don’t burn any bridges. Avoid gossip about your job. Advance to the next level. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ––5–– You may be temporarily overwhelmed. There’s nothing wrong with being mellow for a couple of days. More profits are headed your way, if you’re willing to wait. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ––7–– Obligations could interfere with fun. Get the important things done quickly so that you can play with friends. Or have your friends help with chores while you have a good time together. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ––7–– Hold the position you’ve taken, but use your imagination and creativity to improve it and make it more fun and exciting. Your partner is enthralled. Be a perfectionist (or delegate to one). LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ––7–– What are you waiting for? Now is the time to step out of your comfort zone and go for what you truly believe in. Set long-range goals over the next two days. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ––5–– Be gracious to a jerk. Your theory is challenged. Hold on to what you’ve acquired, or it could slip away. A light touch works better. Query a person of many talents. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ––7–– You’re entering a two-day partnership phase. Behind the scenes work pays off. Fix something at home that’s broken. Don’t ask for favors now. Someone makes another brilliant discovery. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ––6–– See what you can do for others, but don’t overextend to the point that you forget to take care of yourself. Talk philosophy around the dinner table. Relax. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ––8–– More group effort is needed, or at least more creative thinking. Call for a brainstorming session. Provide value. Don’t expand too rapidly, especially without considering the costs. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ––8–– Defend your position; they’ll understand. It’s a good time for a get-together. Organize a group hike and get the exercise you need. Don’t take a financial risk. Provide information.

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New coach brings experience, passion By QUENTIN SICKAFOOSE The Rocky Mountain Collegian

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CSU freshman running back Donnell Alexander (7) breaks through a tackle by CU-Boulder’s Kenneth Crawley (2) during the Rocky Mountain Showdown Sept. 1. Alexander will start in place of injured running back Chris Nwoke Saturday against North Dakota State.

Defending champs come to Hughes By ANDREW SCHALLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian On Saturday afternoon, the CSU football team will take the field at Hughes Stadium for the first time under new head coach Jim McElwain. In order for the Rams to start the home slate off with a victory, they will have to contend with defending FCS National Champion North Dakota State. The Rams will be without the services of starting running back Chris Nwoke during the game, as he has still not fully recovered from an ankle injury sustained in the second half of the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Backup Donnell Alexander

will instead take his place on the field on Saturday. “Nwoke doesn’t look like he’ll go,” McElwain said. “But the deal there is Donnell Alexander has stepped up and taken a leadership role at the running back position.” The Rams will need production from Alexander and the rest of the offense in order to be successful Saturday, as they are facing a team in North Dakota State that held opponents to only 12.7 points per game last year. Last week against CU-Boulder, CSU’s offense struggled to put the ball into the end zone, scoring two touchdowns in the game only after being aided by a muffed punt and

a 15-yard personal foul call that extended a drive. This week, the Rams will be looking to take advantage of more of those opportunities by turning long drives into touchdowns and replicating the positive things they did in the showdown this week. “I feel like I missed a few reads that we could have had big plays out of ” quarterback Garrett Grayson said of his performance last week. “Read-wise I feel like I was getting to my reads quick and easy, making it easy on the line. We gave up a few sacks, but it’s something where I’ve gotta get the ball out.” See FBALL on Page 6

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Students and fans, Last weekend was a great time to be part of Colorado State University! We’re all so encouraged to see the outpouring of support from fans and the community down in Denver at the Rocky Mountain Showdown, and we hope that energy continues throughout the season and this entire academic year. For players and coaches in all our CSU sports, it means the world to have you show up and cheer, whether we’re on the road or playing here at Moby Arena or Hughes Stadium. The enthusiasm of our Ram fans ranks among the best in the country — and helps showcase this great university, its fans and our community to the world. Collegiate athletic rivalries can bring out some of the best competitive behaviors on and off the field, but the bright spotlight that shines on our campus during an exciting athletic event can also have a downside if the world sees our CSU fans behaving poorly. We’re writing today to ask and encourage all CSU Ram fans to model positive fan behavior from here on out. Cheering and applauding for your team is an act of support, but using obscene language or gestures crosses the line and harms the reputation of the university. What’s more, it can create real problems for our teams, even resulting in penalties against the Rams. As great as Saturday was for all of us, there was also some fan behavior at this year’s Rocky Mountain Showdown that doesn’t align with our commitment to sportsmanship. Chanting “F*** CU” is something uncharacteristic of who we are and in poor taste at an event full of little kids, parents,

older alumni and community members. We can’t tell you what to chant, that’s a decision you get to make. But if we want CSU to shine in the national spotlight, we have to set a higher standard for ourselves and each other. At big-time schools, this is not the way they treat their opponents. When Alabama plays Auburn, or Florida plays Florida State, or Tennessee plays Georgia, even those intense rivalries don’t elicit this kind of behavior because it isn’t and shouldn’t be acceptable. Let’s be a little more respectful, and let’s show that CSU and its fans are ready to compete with the best. Let’s also direct some of that enthusiasm into energizing our current traditions and creating new ones. Stay with the team to sing the fight song and alma mater after the game. Sign the victory flag. Come to the Ram Walk and cheer on our team as they enter the stadium. Cheer from your seat at kick off. These are things we can really strive to make into great, fun traditions that show our strong student support with a high level of sportsmanship and integrity. Offensive chants aren’t the true representation of Colorado State University. That’s not what we want parents, alumni, the national media, students and athletic recruits to witness. As we face North Dakota State this weekend, we ask you to please be there at the game, take part in our great CSU traditions, and cheer long and loud — but do it in the Colorado State way, and keep it positive. Dana Cranston, #2, Volleyball Sam Martin, #12 Women’s Basketball Dorian Green, #22 Men’s Basketball Weston Richburg, #70 Football

Christian Newton took a job 1,459 miles away from his home in Atlanta. With him, he brought seven NCAA Championship appearances and five top10 final season rankings. His destination? Fort Collins. CSU Athletic Director Jack Graham announced he brought in Newton as the new men’s golf coach. “As far as I’m concerned, this is a dream come NEWTON true,” Newton said. “Jack Graham has given me a great opportunity, and I look forward to making the most of it.” For the first time, Newton got his shot as a head coach. “It has become abundantly clear to me that Colorado State has the potential to compete at the very highest level in collegiate golf,” Graham said in a news release. “We have one of the nation’s finest home practice facilities in Harmony Golf Course, and some very talented student-athletes. Adding a coach of Christian Newton’s talent and experience gives me great confidence that we can compete as one of the nation’s top 20 programs. I know coach Newton shares my vision to deliver these results.” Newton’s resume shows he is qualified to run his own program. He was a part of seven different NCAA Championship

tournament teams, twice with Alabama and five with Georgia Tech. His success with the Georgia Tech program was recognized by his peers in 2011 when he was named the recipient of the Jan Strickland Award, presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America to the nation’s top assistant coach. “It was a terrific five years getting to work together (with Newton)” said Georgia Tech head coach Bruce Heppler. “You can expect nothing but the absolute best effort from him.” Newton’s goals go beyond wins and losses. “Not only do I strive to make all of my athletes better golfers, but each a better person as well,” Newton said. “There are always big shoes to fill every day, both on the golf course and in life.” Newton’s peers took notice of his efforts to make a difference with his student-athletes both on and off the course, separating him from his contemporaries. “He cares about his students beyond athletics, and expects to get the same effort back from his players. Sun up to sun down,” Heppler said. “He will expose the university to great student-athletes, and I feel as though it was a great hire for Colorado State.” Club Sports Beat Reporter Quentin Sickafoose can be reached at sports@ collegian.com.


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