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Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, September 17, 2012


Volume 121 | No. 29


Street closures by the Oval until Oct.

Where police are called on campus Laurel St.

Starting Monday, there will be street closures along the Mason corridor on the north end of campus. The corridor will be reopened on Oct. 3. According to the City of Fort Collins website, crews will begin storm drainage work on the west side of the railroad tracks between University Avenue and Laurel Street. Old Main Drive will be closed for a period of three days. Access to parking lots behind the following buildings will be closed: Heat Plant, Gibbons, Occupational Therapy and Industrial Sciences. These buildings will be closed for a few days, but will be accessible from the south as the project progresses. This construction will not impact traffic flow, but pedestrians will be directed toward the tunnel behind Johnson Hall that goes underneath the railroad tracks. Detour signs will be posted until the project is complete. The construction is being done to make way for the Mason Express (MAX) rapid transit bus system, which will begin running in early 2014. The MAX bus transit system is being built to give See MASON on Page 3

CLOSURE INFORMATION Dates: Sept. 17 to Oct. 3 Where: Old Main Dr. and Occupational Therapy Parking Lot near Oval Drive Pedestrian route: Tunnel under railroad tracks behind Johnson Hall For a complete diagram of the closures, visit mason/.

Shields St.

By AMANDA ZETAH The Rocky Mountain Collegian

College Ave.

A three-phase project will bring MAX bus system to FoCo

Directed patrol: Controlling crime by assigning officers to a specific time and location to investigate suspicious activity and enforce existing laws. Welfare check: Determining the safety of an individual. VIN check: Inspecting the title of a vehicle.


In this day and age, it is always best to have a good place to hide in case the worst comes to the worst. In the event of such a calamity (Beer production halts, Boulder annexes Fort Collins, Tony Frank shaves...) here are a couple good places that (might) keep you safe

The Post Office Prospect Rd.

W Laurel Street & S Shields Street Traffic stops: 6 Thefts: 1 Lost property: 1 911 hangup: 1 Alarm contact: 1

Pedestrian contact/subject stop: 1 Vehicle trespass: 1 Directed patrol: 2

W Plum Street/North Drive & S Shields Street Noise complaint: 1 Traffic stop: 1 Traffic: 3

Suspicious circumstances/prowler: 2 Welfare check: 1

W Laurel Street west of S Loomis Avenue Motor vehicle accident with no injuries: 2 Directed patrol: 8 Traffic stop: 2 Safety walk: 1

VIN Check: 6 Traffic stop: 2 Assist other agency, business, citizen: 11 Follow up: 7

Found property: 1 Bike enforcement: 2 Parks incident: 1 Assault: 1

University Avenue between East Drive and S Mason street Suspicious circumstances/prowler: 2 Assist other agency, busi-

ness, citizen: 2 Found property: 1

South Oval Pedestrian contact/ subject stop: 1 Assist other agency, business, citizen: 1

Alarm to business: 1 Safety walk: 1 Directed Patrol: 1

W Prospect Road Directed Patrol: 22

W Lake Street & Center Avenue

Follow up: 1 Criminal mischief: 1 Assist other agency, business, citizen: 1 Alarm to business: 2

North Drive & S Loomis Avenue


Directed patrol: 9 Safety walk: 2 Assist other agency, business, citizen: 2 Animal call: 1 Lost property: 1 Disturbance: 1

Braiden Drive

Directed patrol: 12 Theft: 2 Harassment: 1 Traffic stop: 1 Assist other agency,

Traffic stop: 1 Fraud: 1 Motor vehicle accident –– hit and run: 1 Welfare check: 2 Theft: 1

business, citizen: 1 Suspicious circumstances/prowler: 2

W Pitkin Street & Meridian Avenue Follow up: 2 Traffic stop: 5 Directed patrol: 37 Assist other agency,

business, citizen: 3 Safety walk: 2 Motor vehicle accident –– hit and run: 1

See more of the breakdown of reported crimes on campus. See CRIME on Page 6

2012 RamJam attendance less than expected When David Schmitt, the singer and guitarist for Breathe Carolina, asked Saturday night’s RamJam crowd to give him the middle finger, the response was overwhelming; seemingly every hand in attendance obeyed, rising to show Schmitt the odd symbol of affection. And while the crowd’s response to Schmitt’s band was largely positive, there were fewer middle fingers in attendance at this year’s RamJam concert, which was headlined by Cobra Starship and hosted


The Safest Places in Fort Collins (Probably)

Starship crowd had plenty of room to Breathe By NIC TURICIANO The Rocky Mountain Collegian


by ASAP, than had been expected. The Support and Events Unit of CSUPD provided six CSUPD officers and seven campus service officers as security for the event — a security presence that was scaled down from the original figures when ticket sales didn’t meet expectations, said Chris Wolf, commander for the CSUPD Support and Events Unit. “We were planning for 7,000 to 8,000 people, but I cut it back when sales weren’t what we thought they’d be,” Wolf said. Wolf was unsure of how many people attended the

show, and ASAP refused to comment, stating that no information regarding the concert will be available until Tuesday. Audience member Alyssa Jenkins, a sophomore psychology major, also attended last year’s fall concert, which included performers B.o.B and Sean Kingston. According to Jenkins, this year’s show was still enjoyable despite a lesser turnout. “I thought there definitely could have been more people. Last year a lot more people came, but it was still fun,” See STARSHIP on Page 5

The Fort Collins post office is a giant cube of solid concrete, with no windows and only one door (that we know of). Basically, almost impenetrable. Also, nobody is ever in there, so it’s not like you’re walking into a trap — unless somebody goes “postal.”

A Police Station Given that Fort Collins is generally a crime-free environment, local police forces don’t have much to do. Add that lack of activity and the fact that police stations are usually full of guns, hightailing it to the outposts of Foco’s finest is recommended.

The Basement of the Clark Building Just walking into the basement of Clark ensures that you will get lost. Good news, this means that anyone who may or may not be after you will get lost too. Also there are a lot of really secure places to hide down there.


Artist Breath Carolina perform Saturday evening on the west lawn of CSU during RAM JAM hosted by ASAP.

The Strip Club is written by the Collegian staff and designed by Design Editor Kris Lawan.

2 Monday, September 17, 2012 | The Rocky Mountain Collegian FORT COLLINS FOCUS


Susan Rader takes a moment during her visit from Nebraska to hike past a field of blackened trees on Greyrock trail Sunday morning. Straw hay was put down in many areas of Greyrock to help mulch the area and prevent soil erosion.

Community Briefs Police seeking info on trespassing suspect Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for information about a man a homeowner discovered sitting on his couch late at night on Spring Glade Road, northwest of Loveland. The homeowner heard someone say hello in his living room and went downstairs to find a stranger on the couch, according to a

news release. “When questioned, the man told the homeowner that he had been sent by God to marry his daughter,” the news release said. “The man left the home without incident after being told to leave.” The suspect is described as a white male 25 to 30 years old, about five foot eight inches tall, about 130 pounds and driving a newer silver Honda or Toyota. The Sheriff’s Office re-

minds people to keep doors and windows locked to prevent intruders. Anyone with information is asked to call Sergeant John Feyen at (970) 4985178.

Student gov. educating students about gov. Are you starting to get worried about Election Day drawing nearer and you still

have no idea who these Mitt Romney and Barack Obama characters are? If so, the Associated Students Of CSU is holding a voter education drive on Wednesday. On the Lory Student Center Plaza from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ASCSU will have a table for students to get informed. They will be offering information on various candidates in races that directly affect CSU and the surrounding community. According to a news release from ASCSU, this will

be done in a neutral and non-biased manner.

Flute Virtuoso Series Concert Monday Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Organ Recital Hall in the University Center for the Arts, CSU Faculty, K. Dawn Grapes, is performing flute as part of the Virtuoso Series Concert. Grapes is joined by Special Guest Kevin McChesney on guitar. The performance

is of original and adapted music for flute and guitar. According to the university events calendar the music “spans multiple stylistic time periods and a variety of nationalistic origins.” The admission for the concert is $7 for CSU students, $1 for ages 2 to 17 and $12 for adults. The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance is sponsoring the concert.

-- Collegian Staff Report

Nation and World Briefs Chicago teachers strike extended as union studied details of proposed contract CHICAGO — The Chicago teachers strike will continue Monday after the union’s House of Delegates refused to halt the walkout and sent the work stoppage into its second week. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Sunday that the delegates could vote Tuesday to end the strike, meaning that classes could resume Wednesday. Members wanted more time to digest the details of a contract offer, Lewis said. The union’s delegates, numbering more than 700, have the authority to end the strike but not to approve the contract. The union’s full membership of roughly 26,000 teachers and paraprofessionals would vote later on the contract. The proposed contract is for three years, with an option for a fourth year that both the Chicago Public Schools and union would have to agree to. There would be 3 percent raises in the first and fourth years, and 2 percent raises in the second and third years, ac-

cording to the union.

Boy Scouts helped child molesters cover their tracks, files show LOS ANGELES—Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public. A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has found that Scouting officials frequently urged admitted offenders to quietly resign — and helped many cover their tracks. Volunteers and employees suspected of abuse were allowed to leave citing bogus reasons such as business demands, “chronic brain dysfunction” and duties at a Shakespeare festival. The details are contained in the organization’s confidential “perversion files,” a blacklist of alleged molesters, that the Scouts have used internally since 1919. Scouts’ lawyers around the country have been fighting in court to keep the files from public view.

-- McClatchy Tribune Staff


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Emerging breakthrough in construction training Hispanic workers are more than twice as likely to be killed in an accident because there isn’t a lot of training, said Carla Lopez del Puerto, a construction professor at CSU. The university’s construction department is looking to decrease that number. Assistant Professors Caroline Clevenger and Carla Lopez del Puerto have developed a 3D animation program catered to Hispanic workers in the construction industry. "The motivation was for Hispanic workers, there isn't a lot of training, it's hard for low-education workers to read," said Professor Carla Lopez del Puerto. "We had to find a way for them to understand the information.” As construction sites become more diverse, effective training of minority construction workers is a growing concern. According to their research, visualization is critical to enhance learning in physical sciences like engineering or construction since 85 percent of people learn by sight. Currently, that isn’t happening with non-English speaking laborers. 3D visualization and interactive, non-verbal simulation enhance learning and can facilitate training, said Clev-

enger and Lopez del Puerto in their research report. "We took a model from industry. We used a program called Captivate, which allows us to view software and capture a video of using it," Clevenger said. The training module is based on one created by Mortenson Construction. The model was originally built using a Google program. This model is viewed as a 3D animation, involving a sequence of scenes to illustrate discrete construction stages and associated with each of those scenes are required or recommended safety practices and procedures. The animation is then captured and presented as an interactive training module using advanced software. The interactive training module incorporates visual and audible narratives to enhance learning. The authors chose to rely on digitally recorded voice-over by a native Spanish speaker to increase the understanding of the instruction. Lopez del Puerto’s main research area is construction safety management. She is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) outreach trainer and has trained over 500 students and professionals about construction safety. She is also a native Spanish

speaker and oversees both the technical and linguistic accuracy of the training narration. The program is made to be site-specific. Each construction site has its own model specific to the site. The professors worked on the program for a couple months at the university with minimal costs. “The theory is that the more you know about safety, the less likely you are to get in an accident,” Clevenger said. The next phase of this research will consist of conducting a pilot test of the wall assembly model with Spanish speaking construction workers. Construction companies in Denver with established relationships with the Department of Construction Management at CSU will provide access to job sites to conduct pilot testing. “We have a current grant, so we haven’t yet trained any workers but we’re in the implementing phase,” Clevenger said. “We hope to, by the end of this year, train about 30 workers and see if it increases understanding of safety.” In 2010, a total of 4,547 fatal work injuries occurred in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Collegian Writer Candice Miller can be reached at

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Construction zone Old Main Drive





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By CANDICE MILLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Laurel Street

Oval Drive

3D visualizations to enhance safety training for Hispanic construction workers


University Avenue

MASON | Bus system to fix congestion Continued from Page 1 people more options for travelling north and south on College Avenue through Fort Collins. “It is so congested and crowded on College,” said Claire Thomas, public re-

lations coordinator for the City of Fort Collins. The bus system will alleviate this congestion by providing an alternative mode of transportation. The MAX bus system will have three bus stations on the CSU campus, with a total

of 12 stops between downtown Fort Collins and South Harmony Road. The bus will come every 10 minutes and tickets can be purchased online beforehand. Student Life beat reporter Amanda Zetah can be reached at

“The innovation has broader consequences beyond the destruction of waste.” Mike Kotschenreuther | UT senior research scientist

Scientists patent technology for heat building with nuclear fusion By ASHER PRICE The McClatchy Tribune AUSTIN, Texas — A team of University of Texas physicists has patented a technology that could solve a major drawback of nuclear power — radioactive waste. The innovation, which will not be tested for at least a couple more years, could lead to the efficient incineration of such waste and a safer way to generate nuclear-powered electricity. The problem of radioactive waste, along with safety anxieties among the public, has long vexed the nuclear industry. The United States has wavered on whether to set up a long-term repository for long-lasting waste in remote spots such as Yucca Mountain, Nev. The UT scientists received a patent in August for technology that allows

the pairing of nuclear fusion and fission to incinerate nuclear waste. Fusion produces energy by fusing atomic nuclei, and fission produces energy by splitting atomic nuclei. “One washes the hands of the other,” professor Swadesh Mahajan said. Neutrons, which Mahajan calls “beasties” because of their destructive inclinations, from the fusion process could be used to destroy radioactive waste from the fission process associated with the generation of electricity. “It can remove fission’s sins,” he said. The scientists’ innovation addresses a prosaic but crucial barrier to making the nuclear fusion process physically more compact and, thus, capable of being paired with the fission reactors. That barrier is enor-

mous heat. Called a Super X Divertor, the innovation is the sort of heat exhaust system only a nuclear physicist could dream up: It reconfigures electromagnetic fields within a fusion reactor, allowing the reactor to handle much hotter temperatures in more compact spaces. That innovation can allow fusion reactors to be built much smaller and allow them to be coupled with a traditional fission reactor for on-site incineration of radioactive waste. “We call it the tail wagging the dog,” UT senior research scientist Prashant Valanju said of the innovation. The UT research is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. A laboratory in the United Kingdom will add the Super X Divertor technology to a small fusion machine it is modifying. Experiments

could begin by 2015. The byproducts of the incineration of radioactive waste should be far less radioactive, with a half-life of only several decades, compared with the half life of at least 10,000 years of reactor waste that has not been incinerated, said UT senior research scientist Mike Kotschenreuther. Mahajan said less toxic waste would be a boon in the U.S. and elsewhere. “We couldn’t get one ... Yucca Mountain,” Mahajan said. “What about India, with a population so large that it has little uninhabitated space? And even if we could get a Yucca, you (would) have a potential plutonium mine that would last thousands of years. “The innovation has broader consequences beyond the destruction of waste, Kotschenreuther said. In the

long-term, reactors, made safer, smaller and cheaper to build by dint of the divertor, could help displace fossil fuel plants that contribute to global warming. Since the scientists began their work, an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, leading to a cascade of failures at the Fukushima nuclear facility and a general chill on the nuclear industry.

The Fukushima disaster “makes disposal of waste more relevant, but it makes the public more reticent about nuclear power,” Kotschenreuther said. He and the other scientists said nuclear power is overall many times safer than coal plants, which have generated pollution that has been linked to thousands of deaths annually.

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OPINION Monday, September 17, 2012 | Page 4




49% 36% *39 people voted in this poll.

YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: What is your favorite band 49% Whitesnake. 36% Cobra Starship. 13% Black Snake Moan. 2% Snake Jaws.

TODAY’S QUESTION: How was the Cobra Starship and Breathe Carolina show? Log on to to give us your two cents.

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

Don’t go see ‘Red Dawn’


This year on Nov. 9, the world will celebrate the official 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany. Although not the official end of the Cold War, this event is seen as one of the defining elements that marked the decline of the tense conflict. This year also marks the 21st anniversary of the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the official end of the Cold War — not to mention the release of 44 years of tension that had been bottled up during the period. This means that, as of Christmas of this year, children of America who were officially born out of the shadow of the Cold War will be old enough to drink and gamble — and while automotive rental companies may not feel the same way, the United States government will more or less consider these people full blown adults. So I have a question. With the first generation of children to not live in the Cold War’s shadow of fear and darkness now reaching adulthood, why the hell is Hollywood remaking “Red Dawn”? Oh sure, this time it’s North Koreans instead of Russians, but the tone of every film or video game that has involved an invasion of America over the last 10 years has always followed the same concept. America gets caught with its pants down by one of our many communist enemies around the globe, but then the Army, the Navy, the Air Force — or in this case High Schoolers — grab their guns and rocket launchers and fights off the invading force. It doesn’t make sense, that isn’t the sort of world we live in anymore. Sure, China is an economic powerhouse and Russia is no spring chicken, but in terms of military spending China spends 1/7th of what we do and the Russian military budget is almost an order of magnitude smaller than ours. On top of that the next 12 countries in order of military spending are all allied with America. Or at least aren’t politically

against us. It seems that — for now at least — the era of symmetric warfare is dead. So why are we still seeing films about “alternative future” conflicts? I suppose one might argue that this stuff is entertainment or escapism from the all the failed asymmetric wars we’ve fought over the last 30 years, but if that’s the case, why not use aliens or bugs from the core of the earth or the British as America’s enemy? At this point in time those are all just as likely to invade America as North Korea. Speaking of North Korea invading us, that’s one of the dumbest premises I’ve ever heard. The same premise happened with the video game “Homefront.” Everyone knows when North Korea is mentioned as seriously challenging American military might it’s just a stand in for China, but that’s not any better. China is not our enemy. They are a rival. They may be a scummy rival that cheats and whines and sure as heck doesn’t play fair, but they have just as much riding on America staying a stable (and spending) nation state as we do. Like it or not our economies are viciously intertwined, and without one, the other will fall at this point. Making paranoid, borderline propaganda, war porn schlock like this does not help anyone anywhere except production studios in Hollywood and warmongers in Washington. The world isn’t made a better place by insinuating that other people want us dead. In fact, instilling a sense of fear like this is more the realm of terrorism than filmography. So don’t see this movie. Don’t accept a free ticket to a showing, don’t let your parents take you to it, don’t watch it when it shows up at Redbox or pops up in your Netflix instant queue or when TBS decides to play it, don’t see it at the cheap theatre or the drive in, don’t even pirate it (not that you should pirate movies anyway). Because, if you watch this movie, you open your mind to the possibility of fear. You open your mind to the mindset that put the world on edge for more than 40 years and almost destroyed it. If you watch the remake of “Red Dawn,” the terrorists win. Hamilton Reed is a senior computer science major. His columns appear Mondays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to


Let’s prevent hate speech The Onion recently released a highly offensive image that depicts Jesus, the Jewish prophet Moses, the Hindu deity Ganesha and Buddha engaged in an orgy with each other. A few days after the image’s debut, the Onion reported that nobody was murdered or threatened with violence because of this image, though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist faiths were highly offended. This is how the majority of people react to images like the Onion’s, with disgust — not violence. There is, however, in every society and on every issue, the fringe, the crazies who make up a very small percentage of the overall population, but often receive all of the

media attention. It is this minority that created the inflammatory video, and the minority that reacted violently to it.

“There are always going to be racists, bigots and hate mongers in this world, but this is only the obnoxious minority.” The violence in the Middle East at the hands of a few extremists is not representative of the people of

that region or of the Islamic faith. There are always going to be racists, bigots and hate mongers in this world, but this is only the obnoxious minority. In the digital age, the problem is that any idiot with an internet connection can now broadcast their intolerance around the globe in seconds. It is the responsibility of us, the tolerant majority, to ensure that this hateful rhetoric is responded to appropriately with unanimous disapproval. We must ensure that hate speech is prevented from its ultimate goal: Promoting intolerance and further dividing and setting at odds the cultures of the West and the Middle East.

The Collegian Editorial Board is responsible for writing the staff editorial, “Our View,” and for the views expressed therein. Letters and feedback in response to the staff editorial can be sent to Nic Turiciano | Entertainment Editor Cris Tiller | Sports Editor Kris Lawan | Design Editor

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Allison Sylte | Editor in Chief Matt Miller | Content Managing Editor Hunter Thompson | Visual Managing Editor

An open letter to CSU student organizations So that’s why I think this presents a good opportunity to lay down some of our goals when it comes to covering student organizations, and their events, and some of the tips I have for working with us. In the future, I hope that access or communication doesn’t prevent us from serving our community to the best of our abilities.

1. We aren’t your PR team


This year, one of the Collegian’s biggest emphases has been doing everything in our power to serve the CSU community as well as we possibly can. But we can’t do it without a little bit of help. This weekend, our entertainment editor and chief photographer were prevented from covering the RamJam concert (which featured Cobra Starship and Breathe Carolina) as media. Because of that, we have a slideshow on our website of pictures taken from outside of the fenced-in area that housed the show, and no good photos whatsoever of the bands, which led one web user to comment “no Cobra Starship :( .” We won’t have finalized numbers about ticket sales until later this week, and were unable to even get preliminary ticket numbers by the time the Weekender went to print. It’s worth noting that at this point, we don’t have the full story about why we aren’t getting this information, or even why we weren’t granted the access we were promised to the concert. And this certainly isn’t the first time the Collegian hasn’t been able to cover an event as much as we would like, nor is it the last.

The Collegian doesn’t exist just so we can publicize your event. We don’t just want to talk to your marketing team: we want to talk to the real students who are involved, and really know what went into making your student organization what is. And that also means that not everything we write will be positive. If you make a mistake, especially when it comes to student money, we’re going to call you out on it. That’s what a newspaper does. But by the same token...

2. We aren’t on a perpetual witch hunt Yes, we’ll call you out when you make a mistake, but we’ll also give you credit where it’s deserved. I don’t want our paper to be filled entirely with negative information about every single organization on campus, because quite frankly, plenty of organizations (including ASAP) do awesome things, and I think students should know about them. Find us and tell us the amazing things that you’re doing. In today’s day and age, there are so many channels of communication that there’s no excuse not to find us.

3. We promise to be as fair and factual as we can When a reporter covers anything, I expect everything that they try to be as fair and balanced (but not in the Fox

News way) as possible. This means they will seek out as many alternate viewpoints as possible, and they will strive to be as nuanced as possible. This means that, sometimes, we need kind of touchy information, be it about membership numbers, ticket sales or the officer selection process. It doesn’t mean that we’re trying to call you out: it means that we’re trying to tell the whole story.

4. Let’s not procrastinate...

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten calls to the newsroom phone from people asking us to cover something happening the next day. Often, these events sound pretty cool, but resource-wise, it’s tough for us to get someone on it on time. And by the same token, to the best of my ability, I promise that our reporters will not call you at 9 p.m. the day before their stories are supposed to run for an interview.

5. We know we’re not perfect. That’s why we need your feedback.

The Collegian’s most definitely not exempt from making mistakes. Sometimes we will have errors or misrepresentations, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. Sometimes, you might even think that we’re being a little unfair. And if you have any concerns, I’m one phone call, Tweet, Facebook message or email away. We’re always striving to improve and tell our campus’ story better. Tell me, or any of my staff, how we can do it.

Editor in Chief Allison Sylte is a senior journalism major. Her column appears Mondays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to

LETTER TO THE EDITOR The Libyan students at CSU condemn the vicious attack on the American Consulate in Libya resulting in the loss of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, three other members of the American diplomatic corps and 10 Libyan guards. Our thoughts and prayers are with the

families and loved ones of Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues as we grieve with the rest of the nation. Ambassador Stevens has been a true believer in the Feb. 17 Revolution — which commenced in Benghazi in 2011 — and the capacity of the Libyan people. The sacrifice

of Ambassador Stevens and his colleagues will be remembered forever. This horrifying attack only strengthens our resolve to ensure that the vision which Ambassador Stevens had for Libya, and which is shared by millions of Libyans and Americans alike, comes true. Those who per-

petrated the attack do not share the values and ideals that inspired the Feb. 17 Revolution and continue to shape our identity as a free nation. Edited by Ramadan Abdunabi. Letters and feedback can be sent to

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Diversity trends at CSU Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session Black African American Culture Center El Centro Native American Cultural Center Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center

By EMILY SMITH The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Q & A with CSU Vice President of Diversity Mary Ontiveros Q: Why is diversity increasing? “The availability of diverse students has gone up. Demographics are changing across the country, and certainly in Colorado,” Ontiveros said.

Q: How does CSU’s diversity compare to its peer institutions? Because of Fort Collins’ physical location and current diversity, students applying to CSU need to make a decision to come to a community that may not be as diverse as their own, according to Ontiveros. Some of CSU’s peer institutions are in communities which are already very diverse in nature, she said.

Q: How does the university recruit diverse students? “The focus is on students who are already successful in school to try to enhance their leadership skills … and give back to the community,” Ontiveros said. Programs include: Black Issue Forum

Q: Does the university sup-

port diversity? There is a strong push to make the vice president for diversity role a full-time position at CSU to further support diversity, according to Ontiveros. “People on campus have been particularly supportive in so far as they are members of the diversity infrastructure,” she said. Departments and colleges across campus have been helpful in doing their part with diversity projects, she said. Q: Future of diversity at CSU? “We want everyone to feel comfortable and culturally competent,” Ontiveros said. Collegian Writer Emily Smith can be reached at

Ethnicity enrollment statistics


Danzantes Folkloricos from Fort Collins celebrate El Grito by performing traditional mexican dances on the Plaza Friday night. El Grito de Dolores is a holiday on Sept. 16 that honors of the cry for independence by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla which sparked revolution in 1810.

Hispanic Heritage Month El Centro leads the month in Hispanic pride

Fall 2011

Hispanic Heritage month began Saturday. At CSU, El Centro will celebrate the month with events for CSU students and community members. CSU has 1,873 undergraduate students who identify themselves as Hispanic in comparison to the 23,261 total undergraduates, according to the 2011-2012 Institutional Report put out by the university.

Native American: .4% Black: 1.9% Asian: 1.8% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2% Hispanic/Latino: 7.7% Multi-Racial: 2.7% White: 75.3%

International: 4.2%

When: Sept. 19 Where: LSC Grey Rock Room

Native American: 1.2% Black: 1.7%

Hispanic: 5.4% White: 82.1% International: 3.6% Other: 3.2%

When: Sept. 20, 4 p.m. Where: Black/African American Cultural Center in the Lory Student Center

When: Sept. 22, 12 p.m. Where: El Centro in the Lory Student Center

Asian American: 1.74% Hispanic: 2.92% White: 85.15% International: 3.62% Other: 4.75%

despite a “flat sound,” Davis said. Davis also said that the show was worth the $22 price of admission for non-students. Discussing Breathe Carolina’s stage presence, singer/ guitarist Schmitt said that, “I think people don’t really vibe unless they see that you’re vibin’ it on stage. When you’re getting weird on stage people say, ‘well f**k it, I’m gonna get weird, too.’” According to Wolf, the liveliness of the crowd did not translate into any issues for security. He said there

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STARSHIP | No security issues at concert were no major concerns throughout the night and, compared to previous concerts such as the fall 2010 Ludacris show, the 2012 RamJam was relatively restrained. “When there’s a big crowd of people you have to be prepared for issues,” Wolf said. “People bringing in contraband, coming in intoxicated ... stuff like that.” Entertainment Editor Nic Turiciano can be reached at

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Black: 1.24%

When: Oct. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Corbett Hall

Real Talk: Intersecting identities of Afro Latino

When: Sept. 21, 5 p.m. Where: Lory Student Center, Room 213

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GUIDE Film Series: Fight of the Fields

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Latinos and Empowerment

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Preconceptions and Misconceptions about Latino Culture

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Jenkins said. “...It’s just there were more people at the other one, so it was louder and crazier.” Ticket sales for last year’s concert numbered at 5,300. ASAP declined to comment on Saturday night’s concert, which had a budget of $160,000. For 18-year-old Justin Davis, Colorado locals Breathe Carolina overshadowed the night’s headliner, Cobra Starship, with a high-energy stage presence

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When: Sept. 18, 6 p.m. Where: Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room

No response: 5.9%

This is the second-largest ethnic population on campus next to those who identify as “white, non-Hispanic.” “It’s a big community and we want more people outside of our culture to join,” said Brandy Salazar, program aide for El Centro. Events will vary from films, graffiti, to math, science and technology.

When: Sept. 24 – 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Where: Rockwell Hall Contact: Jimena 970-4162012

How Ovarian Cancer Affects Women

When: Sept. 26, noon to 1 p.m. Where: Lory Student Center, Room 230

Exploring Heritage Study Abroad

When: Sept .27, 4:30 p.m. Where: Laurel Hall, International Resource Center, Room 8

Environmental Justice in Chile Presented by Ernesto Sagas

When: Sept. 28, 6 p.m. Where: Lory Student Center, Room 214

T.E.A Time: Immigration - Past and Present

When: Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m. Where: Behavioral Science Building Rm. 105

Sounds of Caribbean

When: Oct. 8, 6 p.m.

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Discussion with Monica Palacios, a Chicana Lesbian Comedian, speaking about her Coming Out process.

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Graffiti 101 with Metzli

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Hispanic vs. Latino: How do you identify? When: Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Where: El Centro

Noche Latina: Cultura, Musica y Sabor

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CRIME | Traffic stops most common CSUPD calls By DEVIN O’BRIEN and CASSANDRA WHELIHAN The Rocky Mountain Collegian Every day, the CSU Police Department receives calls reporting incidents from the campus community. The nature, location, time and date of each call is recorded. In a non-scientific study, the Collegian analyzed 1,281 calls made to CSUPD dispatch from Aug. 30 to Sept. 15 to look for commonalities. Traffic stops and suspicious prowlers, for example, were found to be the incidents most reported the campus police. Although many crimes reported from CSU campus are included in the report, not all of the reports indicate crime.

According to Dell Rae Moellenberg, the public information officer for CSUPD, dispatchers classify calls based on what the person calling 911 says, not based on the actual incident. “The type of call in those (logs) can change once an officer arrives,” Moellenberg said in an email to the Collegian. “So, for example, if they receive a call about a theft, and then the officer arrives and the person realizes that they just misplaced the item, it would not be a theft. “An officer may be called to something that appears to be an assault in progress, and it not at all an assault,” Moellenberg said. “All of the

calls on those blotters are subject to change … ” The map on page one illustrates the locations with the most 911 calls during the two-week period. The most common reason for calling was traffic stops (63 calls). The second most common reason for calling was suspicious prowlers (43 calls). The third most common reason for calling was bike enforcement (31 calls). The fourth most common reason for calling was theft (21 calls). The fifth most common reason for calling was DUI arrests (7 calls). The sixth most common reason for calling was

assault (0 calls). The highest amount of calls were made on Friday, Sept. 14 (98 calls). The second highest amount of calls were made on Tuesday, Sept. 11 (95 calls). The third highest amount of calls were made on Sunday, Sept. 9 (91 calls). The fourth highest amount of calls were made on Thursday, Sept. 13 (90 calls). The fifth highest amount of calls were made on Friday, Aug. 31, Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 15 (82 calls) The sixth highest amount of calls were made on Saturday, Sept. 8 (80 calls).

“We are currently in the process of determining where we are going over the next six years.” Sue Pendell | current chair of communication studies

Communication studies future uncertain

Department rings in 50 year anniversary with reflection, problems

By KEVIN RUBY The Rocky Mountain Collegian The university’s communication studies department is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, marking decades of changes to its programs. The exact future of the department, however, is uncertain. “We are currently in the process of determining where we are going over the next six years,” said Sue Pendell, the current chair of communication studies. “We hope to move to the Behavioral Sciences building addition, which they are building as we speak.” The department’s courses are currently held in Willard O. Eddy Hall. Communication Studies suffers from a shortage of space, Pendell said. “It would be nice to get our offices out of Eddy,” senior communication studies major Kelsey McRae said. “It’s a pretty big department and considering some of the things that we learn, we learn about speech communication but we also learn about non-verbal communication and things like how rooms are set up and what that communicates to someone coming in. And just having our offices in Eddy communicates horrible things.”

As communication studies heads into the future, one student suggests a change that could possibly benefit prospective students. “In order to graduate with this major you have to have nine upper division classes, as long as they are SPCM,” said Josef Canaria, a senior double major in communication studies and political science. “I think it would be beneficial to myself and my peers in this major if there was more structure to that… maybe like a concentration, like communication studies with a concentration in media studies. . . would be very beneficial instead of just take whatever nine classes or whatever 27 credits, upper-division wise, you want.” As students like McRae and Canaria head towards graduation, the process of finding a career in this job market seems intimidating. The U.S. Bureau of Labor says that the national unemployment rate is currently at 8.1 percent. This might generate a problem to this year’s graduating students when searching for a well paying career with a major in communication studies. “A communication studies major is a liberal arts education, not a professional training program,” Pendell

said. “It teaches you to investigate, reason, analyze, evaluate, inform, persuade; it helps you learn who you are –– your strengths and weaknesses, and to utilize those strengths and deal with those weaknesses. If what you want is to make lots of money right after graduation, become a biochemist.” There are currently 34 faculty and staff members serving around 700 undergraduate students and 24 graduate students in the department. The department officially began in 1962 as the department of speech arts. Since then the department has gone through several name changes. It later became the department of speech and theatre arts and then changed to the department of speech communication. Finally, in 2008 it became the department presently known as communication studies. The name is not the only thing that has changed in the last 50 years. With the recent rise of new technologies, the department has had to adapt quickly. “During the late 70’s and the 80’s and into the 90’s, broadcasting was a major function of the department that is not there so much now,” said Ann Gill, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

BY THE NUMBERS 34 The number of faculty and staff members that are in the communication studies department. 700 The approximate number of undergraduate students in the communication studies department. 24 The number of graduate students in the communication studies department. “Most of those currently, to the extent they still exist, are in journalism.” The department has since then been training their students to recognize these new ways of communication. This ushered in an entirely new degree program with speech and broadcasting concentrations. The Department of Communication Studies has also added onto its reputation over the years. Gill, who was also the department’s former chair, said it is “known as one of the best ‘Masters Only’, meaning non Ph.D. programs, in the nation. Our students in the masters program that want to go on to Ph.D. programs can get into any Ph.D. program in the country, because it is so well regarded.” Collegian writer Kevin Ruby can be reached at




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Notable films that came out in the 1960s include “Psycho,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Mary Poppins.” But what film best embodies the 60s — or any decade, for that matter? Beginning tonight — with the screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird” — ASAP will show a classic film (one for each decade since the LSC’s construction) every Monday and Wednesday night for the next three weeks as part of the ongoing efforts to celebrate the LSC’s 50 year anniversary. The chosen films include “To Kill a Mockingbird” (60s), “Grease” (70s), “Back to the Future” (80s), “Toy Story” (90s) and “Men in Black III” (2000s). The series, which is free to all students, faculty and Fort Collins community members, focuses less on challenging the viewer than it does on appealing to a wide audience, according to Amana Ammishaddai, one of the ASAP film coordinators. “The idea behind this film series is to celebrate the LSC’s 50th Anniversary, so we thought that more popular films from each decade would be appropriate,” Ammishaddai said. “As a film co-coordinator, my favorite part is seeing how many people we have reached through marketing, as well as providing an event that several individuals can enjoy,” said Amy Luhrs, another ASAP film coordinator. As for attendance at the screenings, Ammishaddai said that it’s hard to know how many people will turn out. “It’s hard to predict a specific number of people that will come, especially since

The Films: “To Kill a Mockingbird” — Tonight “Grease” — Sept. 19 “Back to the Future” — Sept. 24 “Toy Story” — Sept. 26 “Men in Black III” — Oct. 3 Time: All film showings begin at 7 p.m. Cost: All films are free to attend

the tickets are free,” Ammishaddai said. “But we’re hoping to get a pretty good number of students, faculty and the Fort Collins community since this goes hand-in-hand with celebrating the LSC’s 50th Anniversary.” Other LSC 50-year celebrations include balloon, caricature and magician artists on the plaza, a speech from Blane Harding and a time capsule display. The celebration culminates in an anniversary party in the LSC Main Ballroom on Oct. 5. For David Vest, a history and appreciation of film professor at CSU, the choices for the Film Series don’t embody the spirits of the decades they represent. “With exception of Mockingbird, none of these films will provoke thoughtful discussion or challenge the viewer...and even ‘Mockingbird’ is pretty tame after all these years,” Vest said. “Films capturing the zeitgeist of the decades that provide grist for fun discussion over dinner afterward might include: ‘Easy Rider’ (60s), ‘Annie Hall’ (70s), ‘Do The Right Thing’ (80s) and ‘Pulp Fiction’ (90s),” Vest said. “If the audience feels good about the event, I’ll feel good about it,” Ammishaddai said. Collegian Writer Marcus Moritz can be reached at

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“The noise and energy from the cheers of the crowd were so loud that I could hardly focus.”



I believe in ‘Moby Magic’


The atmosphere inside Moby Saturday night was unlike anything I have ever seen before. Five thousand, six hundred and forty one people packed the house to support their volleyball team as it tried to score the biggest upset in its history. The CSU volleyball team lost its match this weekend against UCLA, but most who were there do not feel as though it was a complete loss. It was a battle that went back and forth between the Rams and Bruins that had everybody in Moby Arena convinced that it might just happen. Going into the final set, we all began to prepare for the storming of the court from the ecstatic crowd ready to riot. The noise and energy from the cheers of the crowd were so loud that I could hardly focus on covering the game instead of just staring in complete awe. One of the most difficult things I’ve experienced as a reporter was sitting in Moby on Saturday night, trying not to be a part of the CSU community all shouting the “I’m proud to be a CSU Ram” chant at the top of their lungs. Goosebumps shot up and down my arms as I took it all in. There were thousands of people in the (mostly) white out stands all there to show love for the CSU volleyball team, and the Rams did everything they could to return that same favor to their fans. Forcing the defending national champions to play a full five sets is an impres-

sive feat in itself. Going into this match, the vibe I seemed to pick up around campus was that we had no chance of coming even close to competing — after all, it’s UCLA. Or the fact that we are no longer ranked, and this is one of, if not the, best teams in the entire country. Luckily, none of this mattered to CSU coach Tom Hilbert or any of his players, because they proved quite a few of us wrong with their performance this weekend. You could tell the team fed off of the energy that was provided by the fourth largest mob ever recorded for a Moby crowd. The two were dependent on each other, the team needed the fans just as much as they needed the team. The biggest home upset in CSU volleyball history that came last year against Nebraska never would have been possible if it weren’t for what they call “Moby Magic.” How else can we expect to beat a team of that caliber if nobody shows up? The Moby Magic does not have to be limited to just these premium games, though. We are not even halfway through this volleyball season and still have most of our important conference games still coming up. The UCLA turnout was fantastic, yet I’m still convinced that it can get even better. The community responded when Hilbert called for the support this last Saturday, and I’m curious to see what happens when the Rams really need us as the latter part of the season arrives. The volleyball season runs all the way into the beginning of the basketball season, leaving nearly an entire school year for Moby potential. Quentin Sickafoose is a junior journalism and technical communications major. His column appears Mondays in the sports section of the Collegian.


CSU volleybal players Dri Culbert,left, and Megan Plourde attempt to make a block against No. 2 UCLA Friday night in Moby Arena. The Rams

“We entertained a giant crowd with really fun volleyball to watch. We grow from this type of match, we really do.” Tom Hilbert | head coach

Upset bid falls short, UCLA wins By KYLE GRABOWSKI The Rocky Mountain Collegian CSU fans prepared to storm the court, sensing another colossal upset. No. 2 UCLA had other plans in the decisive fifth set. The Bruins handed CSU its first home loss of the season 3-2 Saturday night in Moby. “I’m not disappointed with the way we played, but we could have won,” CSU coach Tom Hilbert said. The Rams led 9-8 in the fifth set, but got caught in a bad rotation and UCLA went on a 7-1 run to close the match out. “We were thinking execute every single play and take it one point at a time. We did that and were tied 10-10 and couldn’t get one side out,” senior outside hitter Dana Cranston said. CSU gave the defending champions everything they could handle, but UCLA extended its winning streak to seven matches and has only played one match at home in the John Wooden Center. “There’s no pressure for anyone that plays against us. They can walk in

the gym free and easy with no expectations on the result,” UCLA coach Michael Sealy said. “All year we’ve talked about trying to play fearless, and that’s a tough thing to do in such an adverse environment.” UCLA out-blocked CSU 18-7 and held middle blockers Megan Plourde and Breion Paige completely in check. Senior Tabi Love did most of the damage defending Plourde. She finished with four solo blocks to go along with a match-high 24 kills. “That gal is such a good blocker that we couldn’t get kills. It psychologically messes with you a little bit,” Hilbert said. Hilbert thought he could exploit Paige’s matchup in the middle, but she tried to finish balls straight down and couldn’t kill them. “That’s not how you get kills when going up against a blocker that you think you’re physically better than, you have to hit high corners,” he said. “We probably should have practiced that more this week.” Sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Snider lead CSU with a career high 15 kills, including six in a dominant second set for the Rams. CSU hit .349

compared to .300 for UCLA and won 25-22 to take a measure of momentum back in the set. “That’s as high a level of a set as we have played probably since I’ve coached here,” Hilbert said. “Let’s attach ourselves to that and say ‘that’s who we are.’ It’s unrealistic to think you can be that great every match, but by God if you do it once you can figure it out.” The Rams start conference play Thursday, Sept. 20 on the road against New Mexico. “This is as prepared as I’ve felt in all my years here. We played really good teams here and the full spectrum of teams,” Cranston said. 5,641 fans, the fourth largest crowd in CSU history, gave Hilbert the premier event he was hoping the match would be when he scheduled it. “We entertained a giant crowd with really fun volleyball to watch,” Hilbert said. “We grow from this type of match, we really do.” “It just stings, because we could have won.” Assistant sports editor Kyle Grabowski can be reached at sports@



“We missed some open creatures running around out there. We’ve gotta hit those, you can’t leave that much offense on the field.”

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Rams get out-dueled in first road loss By ANDREW SCHALLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian Despite a 40-20 loss against San Jose State on Saturday night, the Rams and their maligned offense actually performed relatively well for most of the game. Offensive struggles have plagued the Rams during the first two games of the year, with CSU putting together only three touchdown drives against CU-Boulder and North Dakota State.’ But after falling behind 14-0 at the end of the first quarter to San Jose State on Saturday night, the Rams’ offense suddenly came alive. CSU put together two consecutive touchdown drives in the second quarter, capped by a 15-yard touchdown run by quarterback Garrett Grayson and a 28-yard touchdown pass from Grayson to Kivon Cartwright. The Rams got some big plays on offense during the

game, but still struggled to convert on third down, capitalizing on only 4 of 12 third down opportunities. “When they went up early on us, you know, we hung in there, we kept playing,” CSU coach Jim McElwain said. “I think that was a positive, and you know third downs and explosive plays — that’s probably the story of the game.” CSU went into the half trailing San Jose State 17-13, but the Spartans’ offense in the second half proved to be too much for the Rams. After the Rams had a three-and-out to begin the third quarter, San Jose State and quarterback David Fales took the ball 98 yards on a back-breaking 6:19 touchdown drive that was the beginning of the end for CSU. The Rams’ defense, which has usually made opposing quarterbacks feel uncomfortable in the pocket, mustered only two sacks of Fales on the day, and record-

ed no quarterback hurries. With time in the pocket to find open receivers, Fales had a career day, throwing for 370 yards while getting three different receivers over the 100-yard mark in the game. “I’m really impressed with this quarterback,” McElwain said. “This guy puts it where it needs to go, you can tell he’s in rhythm and knows exactly what they’re asking him to do.” Fales and San Jose State’s high-flying offense made life difficult for the Rams’ defense, keeping them on their heels all day and giving the Rams a challenge they hope will prepare them for the rest of the year. The Rams have shown flashes of solid play on offense and defense throughout the season, but have yet to play one complete game on both sides of the ball, something they will need to do if they plan on improving upon their 3-9 record from last season.


David Fales: 27-34, 370 yards, 3 TD, 0 Int. Chandler Jones: 6 receptions, 133 yards, 2 TD


Garrett Grayson: 24-42, 297 yards, 2 TD, 1 Int. Charles Lovett: 5 receptions, 99 yards, 1 TD

“I think we got a little better today, I really do,” McElwain said. “We missed some open creatures running around out there. We’ve gotta hit those you can’t leave that much offense on the field. You just can’t leave it out there and expect to win.” CSU will return to Hughes Stadium next week to face Utah State Saturday at 5 p.m. MT. Football Beat Reporter Andrew Schaller can be reached at

By CRIS TILLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian


New CSU golf coach Christian Newton is putting out the call to the student body to add members to the men’s golf team. The open tryout is available to anybody interested in playing collegiate golf, so long as they are an enrolled student at CSU. Any interested student should email assistant coach Bret Guetz before the Sept. 23 deadline at bret. Guetz said the tryouts

What: CSU men’s golf When: Sept. 23 Where: Fort Collins area golf course Who: Email assistant coach Bret Guetz at bret.guetz@

will take place at a Fort Collins area golf course, and will be a 36 hole event. There will also be a $75 entry fee. Sports Editor Cris Tiller can be reached at sports@

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