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Fee power belongs to CSU students


If you haven’t been on the plaza for the past few days, you missed an endless parade of street preachers trying to spread the word to every “lost” student. But this year’s crop is boring. So, here’s who we’d like to see:

By CARRIE MOBLEY The Rocky Mountain Collegian Telling college kids they have to pay fees to fund student organizations is about the same as telling Americans they have to pay more taxes –– the idea usually isn’t received well. At CSU, students have the opportunity to get a say in the student fee process. Compared to other universities like Iowa State, Washington State and Kansas State; CSU has a unique student driven process that translates into real changes by the university’s Board of Governors. Under the current process, the Associated Students of CSU create a committee (the Student Fee Review Board), which then meets with the respective heads of various fee-funded areas around campus. The SFRB then compiles a list of all the student fees to present to the ASCSU Senate. Senate then approves, amends or denies the list –– also known as the “Long Bill.” After approval, the bill is then sent to President Tony Frank’s desk to be presented to the Board of Governors. The board then implements the fees for the next fiscal year. According to ASCSU Vice President Joe Eden, there has never been a year in which the Board of Governors has denied the student written bill. Students, in other words, have a lot of say in the student fee process here. In contrast, Washington State University–Vancouver has a much more facilitated process, according to Student Government President Daniel See FEES on Page 5

Preachers we’d like to see on the plaza HUNTER THOMPSON | COLLEGIAN

College of Liberal Arts Sen. Halden Schnal makes a comment at the Associated Students of CSU Senate meeting Wednesday night in the Lory Student Center. Student government officials unanimously agreed on proposed changes to the student fee process, which proponents say make it streamlined.

ASCSU alters student fee process By CARRIE MOBLEY


The Rocky Mountain Collegian In the absence of the bill’s creator, Vice President Joe Eden, and with no discussion on the floor, the Associated Students of CSU passed proposed student fee reforms on Wednesday with a vote of 20-0-4 to streamline the process by which fees are changed. Bill 4202, which required two separate votes of a two-thirds majority, changed the way the Student Fee Review Board communicates with senate throughout the academic school year on fee proposals and will also affect the power that senate has to veto the bill at the end of the year. Previously, the SFRB spent the entire academic year meeting with heads of various fee-funded areas on their monetary needs for the next fiscal year. After meeting with each of the areas, the SFRB then compiled the “Long Bill,” which included all the fees, whether they have been increased,

Previous process:The Student Fee Review Board independently put together a list of student fee proposals, known as the “Long Bill” throughout the year, which was then voted on at the end of the year by senate. Why this was inefficient: According to ASCSU Vice President Joe Eden, this process created a problem when the senate –– which was not involved in the assembly of the “Long Bill,” would have only two senate sessions to review and discuss the bill and make an informed decision on whether to send it to Tony Frank’s desk.

decreased or stayed the same and presented it to the senate. The senate could then amend, approve or deny the bill. According to Eden, this process was extremely flawed because it didn’t allow any communication between senate and SFRB until the last two senate sessions in the school year, which put a major time constraint on a very

By SAM NOBLETT The Rocky Mountain Collegian

important subject. “As a third year senator, I can remember all of the fee packages and the stress that came with just trying to ratify it in senate,” said Sen. Cameron Doelling, head of the Internal Affairs committee, one of the three committees the bill was sent to after being introduced See ASCSU on Page 3

“Someone stealing is a lot different than if someone is running around with a knife.” Mike Hooker | Executive Director of Public Relations

CSU President Tony Frank address attendees at the Fall Address on the Oval in 2010. The Fall Address, first held in 1997, features music and entertainment by the CSU Marching Band and Golden Poms. (Collegian File Photo)

university.” The speech may also include how the university is preparing for a possible decrease in state funding for CSU. The free picnic that follows will give attendees a choice between a Santa Fe turkey sandwich or a vegan cilantro and edamame hummus wrap. “It’s a nice time to hang out on the oval,” Hooker said. It is expected to be 72 degrees and sunny during

He is coming. You’ve all seen the signs, even if you aren’t aware that you have. It’s 2012, the end is coming, and Cthulhu is the harbinger of doom. Come on, Lovecraftians, sound the call!

What’s new: With the new legislation, which was passed with a vote of 20-0-4, the SFRB, which will now be comprised of 50 percent senators, will report to senate on a weekly basis throughout the year. Senate will then make recommendations to SFRB, and at the end of the year senate will hold a vote of confidence to pass the bill, which will then be sent to Tony Frank. He will present it to the Board of Governors, which has the power to implement the changes.

Frank to discuss state of CSU CSU President Tony Frank gives his annual Fall Address Thursday at 11:30 a.m. on the Oval to talk about the state of the university. The Allison, Parmelee, T-DEX, Ram’s Horn, Ram’s Horn Express and the Sports Grill at Ram’s Horn dining centers will be closed at that time, according to the university. Only Braiden and Corbett’s centers will remain open. The address is preceded by a ceremonial march at 11:15 a.m. and followed with the University Picnic, which will include food and entertainment from Blue Grama, a Fort Collins bluegrass band. The picnic has occurred every year since 1997. The university expects to have about 3,500 people in attendance. Frank will speak about the last academic year and the one that’s yet to come, according to CSU Spokesman Mike Hooker. He will also address the state of higher education funding in Colorado. “(For) the past 20 years, the state used to pay twothirds of educating a student the state now pays for onethird and the student pays for the rest,” Hooker said. “It affects students around campus and it affects the

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EVENT DETAILS What: Tony Frank’s Fall Address and the University Picnic When: Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Where: The south side of the Oval Food: Santa Fe turkey sandwich or a vegan cilantro and edamame hummus wrap

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Third arrest made for alleged CSU thief By KATE SIMMONS The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of a series of thefts on CSU campus who has previously been apprehended twice for stealing student’s property. David Gutzke, 41, was arrested Monday at 4:45 p.m at 230 E. Mountain St. in front of the Food Co-Op after one of his alleged victims recognized him from video surveillance photos released by CSU’s Public Safety Team. Gutzke is currently being held in Larimer County Jail with a $10,000 bond and will remain there until his Sept. 17 court date, according to the Larimer County Jail. He has been charged with one count each of felony second degree burglary, felony criminal impersonation and felony identity theft. He is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of theft, the CSU Public Safety Team said in a news release. Police have surveillance footage of Gutzke purchas-

ing items and have obtained credit card receipts that verify purchases he made on credit cards stolen from CSU’s campus. CSU Sgt. Jason Meisner said that personal items –– including credit cards –– were stolen. Since the investigation is ongoing, Meisner declined to provide specific details on the various items that were stolen or where they were stolen on campus. The Public Safety Team posted information about the thefts and Gutzke’s arrest on the public safety website at According to Executive Director of Public Relations Mike Hooker, students were not notified in any other manner because when PR sends out campus-wide emails to alert the student body of crime on campus, they receive complaints from many students who do not want emails sent to them. “We put information on See ARRESTS on Page 6


This would be the most awesome thing ever. The Preachers are pirates. They serve pasta. And they hand out FREE BEER, on FRIDAYS. All hail His Noodly Appendage! Sign me up for the Beer Volcano!


Tom Cruise is a’comin’. Remember: We’re all infested with Thetans, so get yourselves audited, Rammies!


Two words: David Tennant. Nerds of all stripes will descend on this university to try and fit themselves into the TARDIS and have adventures across space and time if the Doctor appears. That we can get behind!

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In the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom, more than 240 organizations and 554 recruiters will be on campus Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the university’s Career Fair, according to a CSU news release. Its focus will be on science, technology, agriculture and the environment. About 156 employers will be filling full-time positions, with nearly 690 interview slots requested for students the following day. Apple Computers, DISH Network, Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Ford Motor Credit Co., The Coca-Cola Co., Verizon Wireless and E & J Gallo Winery are attending this year’s Career Fair. Organized by the university’s Career Center, the fair also hosted organiza-

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On Thursday, there are a few benefits to biking to class besides being healthier — like free food. The CSU Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee is hosting a breakfast station for the first 300 students, faculty and staff biking to school every Thursday in September between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. On Sept. 20, it will be at the Oval. On Sept. 27, it will be at Center Street and Pitkin Street. While chowing down, participants can expect to receive information on biking throughout Fort Collins. A bike mechanic will also be available at each station to provide free minor repairs to bikes.

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The Rocky Mountain Collegian | Thursday, September 13, 2012 FOOTBALL

San Jose State’s balanced attack will challenge Rams By ANDREW SCHALLER The Rocky Mountain Collegian Every football team in the country strives to have a balanced attack on both sides of the ball. That’s why San Jose State –– the Rams’ opponent this week –– poses such a challenge for CSU. Offensively, the Rams already know what San Jose State can do. CSU saw the Spartans put up 38 points in a disappointing 38-31 loss last year when the two teams met. With a new starting quarterback this year, David Fales, San Jose State has scored an impressive 31 points per game and narrowly missed upsetting No. 21 Stanford in week one, losing 20-17. “Explosive guys are always what you worry about,” said CSU coach Jim McElwain. “And I would say the thing that really makes them go is how their quarterback is playing and that’s the thing I think they’ve really gotten better at.” Playmakers can be found all over the field for the Spartans in 2012, as Fales has had the luxury this season of the throwing the ball to wide receiver Noel Grigsby, who has 13 receptions for 169 yards and a touchdown via two games this year. As a junior, Grigsby needs only three more receptions in his career to break the San Jose State career receptions record.

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“He doesn’t drop anything,” said San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre. “He’s just a phenomenal player, has great hands and he’s kind of, he’s sneaky if that makes sense. When you watch him play you say, ‘how did he catch that, how did he get there?’” Not to be outdone, San Jose State’s defense has matched the intensity the offense has brought so far this season. Over the last four quarters of play, the Spartans have held opponents only 16 points, including an impressive second half performance against Stanford, when they held the Cardinal to only three points. The Rams have said they’re hoping to mix up the play calling in an effort to combat the sometimes aggressive defense of San Jose State. “They’re downhill players,” CSU quarterback Garrett Grayson said of the Spartans’ defense. “They like to come up and play the run, so we’re hoping if we get that run established, get some play action going and hit some deep balls then they’ll play back and that’ll open up the run again.” Finding receivers open down the field will likely not be an easy task for Grayson, however, going against San Jose State’s senior defensive end Travis Johnson. In the first two games this year, Johnson has lived in opponents’ backfields, recording 7.5 tackles for a loss

to the floor. “The bill will still give power to senate, but at the same time make the whole process smoother.” The changes will allow SFRB, which will now be called the Board for Student Organization Funding, to be comprised of 50 percent senators and 50 percent students at large. This new board will report to senate weekly after meeting with fee-funded areas around campus. Senate will then give the board recommendations –– the implementation of which will not be mandated. At the end of the year,

senate will hold a vote of confidence on the “Long Bill.” In other words, the senate will only vote that the procedures and bylaws, which will have been agreed upon at the beginning of the year, were followed. Last week, after the bill had spent a week in all three committees of the senate (Internal Affairs, External Affairs and University Affairs) a change was added to the bill, which brought more power back to the senate. “This bill is like building a rocket: each small part can be fine, just like a fee can be approved by itself, but each section put together can build something total-





Junior quarterback David Fales: 47-67, 494 yards, 2 TD, 1 Int. Senior running back De’Leon Eskridge: 27 rushes, 159 yards, 3 TD Senior defensive end Travis Johnson: 16 tackles, 11 solo, 7.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks

–– including a school record tying performance with 6 tackles for a loss last week against UC–Davis. But for McElwain and the rest of the Rams, the strength of the Spartan’s defense lies in the defensive line as a whole, and not any individual player. “Their defensive line does an outstanding job of getting the pressure, but when the pressure is finished, you know, (they’re) getting their hands up,” McElwain said. “It’s just one of those things that it’s just kind of over and over, so you know it’s well-taught.” So as the Rams try to avenge the disappointing loss San Jose State handed them at home last year, they know that their offense, defense and special teams will have to show up to play in San Jose because by all early indications, it appears that the Spartans will. Football Beat Reporter Andrew Schaller can be reached at

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ly different at the end,” said Sen. Halden Schnal, one of the authors of the proposed change to the bill. “That’s the case with the Long Bill.” This change, however, was immediately pegged by other senators as a power grab and was voted down. This week, after the bill was once again sent back to the committees, no such reaction to a loss of power in the Senate was found. The changes were passed with no questions or discussion and debate. Eden could not be reached by time of print. ASCSU Beat Reporter Carrie Mobley can be reached at


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“Nutella is delicious. If you don’t like Nutella, you should really see a doctor because there is something wrong with your taste buds.”

Don’t lie — unless you have power over thousands


Hello. I’m an American. Apparently, it’s okay to lie to me about taxes, policies, wars, health care and where the president was born. But if you lie to me about food, by all the power in the God you believe in, I will have my revenge. Sound ridiculous? It is, and so are you. Because this is what every American has to say to themselves everyday they look in a mirror. Let’s start from the top. Politicians are liars. But this is something we know. Last month when Anderson Cooper ripped Dem. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz apart for falsely quoting the L.A. Times, people were pretty entertained. Or people who watch the news were entertained. Or people who watch the news and disagree with the Fla. Rep. were pretty entertained. When she was called out for misquoting the L.A. Times in a fundraising email against Romney, she said that misquoting didn’t matter –– what mattered was that people got the right message. Her message. Which was full of lies. I’m going to sidestep the issue of how most Americans don’t mind if a politician is lying as long as they line up party-wise, or how too many Americans are oblivious to a candidate’s actual stance because of the web of lies that everyone in government seems to be spreading, and save that for another column. Right now, I’m going to focus on why America thinks that politicians lying is perfectly okay. Let’s take two examples. Rep. Debbie Schultz and Nutella. You know what happened to Rep. Schultz for being a liar? She got torn apart by Anderson Cooper. You know what else? Nothing. That financial campaign she worked on that was powered by false information and misquotes most likely brought in quite a bit of money for her party. No one really cares if she lied. She was only embarrassed, and I have had far worse punishments in class for being late than she had for lying officially.

The L.A. Times reports, “Politicians seem to lie seamlessly and it only becomes an issue for the majority of Americans who fail to research actual claims when there is an embarrassing moment on TV.’” A quote I just completely made up and was said by no one except me. This is a pretty dead horse though, so I will move on the newer part of my point. Nutella. Nutella is delicious. If you don’t like Nutella, you should really see a doctor because there is something wrong with your taste buds. Hazelnut chocolate spread? Yes, please! But Nutella isn’t running for office, nor have they been elected to represent the people of the state of deliciousness (even though I would vote for them.) They are just a food brand. And America loves food. Lewis Black has a comedy sketch where he talks about Nutella. Several years back, they claimed that Nutella was healthy for breakfast. This is where Lewis Black makes the same comparison I am making. Who actually believed that a chocolate spread that tastes so good was actually good for you? Who actually believes that a presidential candidate will do what they promised they would? Apparently, quite a number of people believed that. Obama responded to this in a speech that the change he promised was in the heart and mind of each individual American. What he said doesn’t surprise me. The fact that people thought he would keep his word on everything, does. So maybe some people actually thought hazelnut chocolate spread was healthy and were shocked to find out later that they had gained 50 pounds and now had a problem with cholesterol. This must have been someone’s story because they sued Nutella for lying. And won. What I take away from this is that food better be totally truthful with Americans. We care far too much about food to let a product lie to us. But politics? How this country works? Meh, who cares about a people’s representative lying — it’s not like it’s our breakfast food or something! Sarah Romer is a senior electrical engineering major. Her column appears Thursdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to


Say something new, Frank In years past, CSU President Tony Frank’s annual fall address has stayed consistent with his usual talking points: that students are subsidizing a larger portion of their state higher education than ever before and despite this, CSU is a great university. While declining state funding and increasing tuition are indeed on the forefront of everyone’s minds, we’d like to see Frank address the most pressing issue to the CSU community –– the fate of the on-campus stadium. During the final meeting of the Stadium Advisory Committee meeting in August, Frank admitted that this decision has dominated university discussion and fragmented the community. Frank said he intends to make a decision about the project by ear-

ly October via email to students and faculty. According to a press release, however, the purpose of the Fall

“There has been no new information about the feasibility of the on-campus stadium sice August.” Presidential Address is to discuss the highlights of the past year. The thing is, nothing happened that was bigger than the controversy swirling around the on-campus stadium. There has been no new information about the feasibility of the

on-campus stadium since August. His thoughts on the project now probably won’t differ from what his thoughts will be in October. And more importantly, this address is Frank’s biggest opportunity to speak directly to a large assembly of students and faculty. A decision of this magnitude deserves a better forum than simply a mass email and will give Frank the opportunity to directly explain his reasoning to the community. True, this would certainly make his address far more controversial than if he simply stuck to his usual talking points. But for the past year, Frank has been encouraging the athletic department to enter a “bold new era.” Frank should take that boldness to heart.

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“It is really astounding to me how many people believe certain things simply because that is just how they were raised.”

Think for yourself, it will only hurt a little


Quick, what is your take on samesex marriage? Do you even have a take? If so, I want to offer you my congratulations. A decent amount of people I try to talk to about the topic have absolutely no desire to talk about it, and I think it’s because they haven’t taken the time to educate themselves on the topic. It is really astounding to me how many people believe certain things simply because that is how they were raised. Parents, religion and teachers should guide you toward the hard topics of the world and challenge you to answer them. They should not, however, be making the decisions for you. Many people have told me that they are a Republican because their dad is, or that a person cannot marry their loved one because, gosh, that just is not the Christian way! I have even had a person tell me once they believed in God because it was fashionable… But really, where these beliefs come

from is the real question here. In my experience by and large, people that respond with sentences like those above are not thinking for themselves. They are using sentences harvested from others or other things and used to suit their own purposes in daily conversation. Hiding behind the beliefs of others and spouting them as your own words is really a sign of intellectual poverty (feel free to use that if you are ever in an argument with someone). Making your own decisions about things is difficult –– and sometimes (actually oftentimes) it is uncomfortable. Society is constantly pressuring everyone to conform to the norm, but sometimes it’s worth it not to. You may end up being on the opposite side of the spectrum compared to your parents of your friends, and that is okay — if they are worth having in your life, they will accept you regardless of what you believe. Unfortunately, as a culture we really do not do a good job of encouraging individual thinking. We like to think we do, but I have seen many people cut their kids off when they stray a little too far from the homegrown lane of narrow thinking. The good news though, is that as adults, we are capable of making our own decisions without parents steering us along the way. Being an adult brings so many new responsibilities and freedoms, not the least of which is figuring things out for yourself. I found this out when I came to university. I had a different set of values and ideas about the world and how it

should work than I do now –– and a lot of that is because of society in general. And if someone opens their minds to the other side of the coin once in awhile, they may find that the rhetoric their parents instilled in them isn’t quite the way to go. Or maybe at the very least they will become informed on the position of the other side, which will cause them to better understand the stance that they take. Actually researching the topics of the day takes a considerable amount of effort, but it is most definitely worth it. It is really a crime against yourself to be ignorant of the facts and realities of the world and to hide behind a veil that was cast over your eyes when you were a child. When people grow up, become educated about the important affairs of today and think about things critically, they will live an enviable, rewarding life. I was lucky when an old teacher told me, “It doesn’t matter what you believe, so long as you know why you do, and the why you do is because of you.” A bit confusing yes –– but it really hit home and caused me to change my paradigm on a lot of things. It was at that moment that I grew up, and decided to become my own person. So make an informed judgment about all of the things in this world, because being unopinionated is about as bad a being an agnostic.

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“Students have a lot of authority in the process...We essentially have the power to determing their (Student Health) salaries. That’s huge.” Ryan Patterson | Privilege Fee Chairman

Student input essential to change FEES |

Continued from Page 1 Nguyen. They create a Service and Activities Committee to compose a list of student fees. However, that committee is made up of equal parts of students and faculty or administrators. “It’s about 50 percent decided by the students and 50 percent decided by the university,” Nguyen said. “It’s pretty structured and we definitely see a lot of intervention from the university, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.” Nguyen said he was impressed with the amount of student involvement in CSU’s student fee process. According to Jared Knight, Iowa State University student government president, this type of process involving students and administrators is still able to encompass the opinions of all the students. Their fee committee is much more condensed, with only three students and four faculty members or administrators. “We spend most of the spring semester getting feedback from students in order to represent them all,” Knight said. “Then our committee comes together to talk about the recommendations. The general consensus within the committee is always ‘less is better.’” Meanwhile, students at Kansas State University are almost more involved than students at CSU in their student fee process. Their process includes a committee of about nine

STUDENT FEE BODIES CSU – a committee comprised of 10 to 30 students, 50 percent are ASCSU Senators Kansas State — a committee made up of nine senators and three at-large members (students not involved with the student government) Iowa State — a committee comprised of the student government resident, two other students and four faculty members or administrators Washington State — a committee of 50 percent students (appointed by the president and vice president of student government) and 50 percent faculty or administrators

student government senators and three at-large members. This committee meets with various fee-funded areas and assembles a list of the student fees, which is then signed by the president. Similar to CSU’s process, their proposal is almost never vetoed or amended by their president before being implemented. Their fee areas, however, are only reviewed every three years, instead of every year. “Students have a lot of authority in the process. We review really large entities, such as Student Health, which employs seven full-time doctors,” said Privilege Fee Chairman Ryan Patterson. “We essentially have the power to determine their salaries. That’s huge.” ASCSU Beat Reporter Carrie Mobley can be reached at


Fifth year PHD student Catherine Le and Assistant Professor Director Adam Chicco sit in the lab at the Human Performance Clinical/Research Lab. Catherine was one of the few researchers that had the opportunity to go to Bolivia and test the effects of hipoxia on human performance.

In high altitude, students shed pounds By AMANDA ZETAH The Rocky Mountain Collegian Imagine taking a nine hour flight to La Paz, Bolivia and then taking a five hour bus ride to the top of the country’s highest mountain with an oxygen mask strapped to your face. This past summer, 25 college students from Eugene, Ore., got to experience this firsthand. They were chosen for a study conducted by Adam Chicco, a professor in the health and exercise science department. “(We) are studying the physiological effects of altitude on mitochondrial function,” Chicco said. Students were specifically chosen from Eugene because the city sits at only 400 feet. This served as the baseline for the study. The students were then transported to Bolivia’s highest mountain, Mt. Chacaltaya, at 17,000 feet. Once on the summit, students removed their oxygen masks. The oxygen

masks served as a regulator of their oxygen intake, so that the data would be accurate. They went from 400 feet to 17,000 feet in an instant. Chicco and his team performed biopsies on the students’ leg muscle to obtain two 10 to 20 milligram samples. From the samples, they are able to analyze the effects that altitude have on mitochondrial function and muscle performance. “Students experienced headaches, vomiting, fainting and pulmonary adema,” said Catherine Le, a Ph.D. student in the cell and microbiology department at CSU. She also traveled with the students and stayed in Bolivia to conduct the research. The study lasted seven weeks in total. During that time, the students were able to explore while being poked and prodded. They did not have any specific exercise regimen, but had meals prepared for them. “They were fed quinoa, lentils and organic fruit and

vegetables,” said Sherri Kark, the dietician that traveled to Bolivia with the group. It took the students a while to adjust to the high altitude, especially because they were so used to the altitude in Oregon. “Two weeks is thought to be long enough for physiological adjustments to take place,” Le said. The acclimation process varied from each student, which can be seen from the data gathered. Acclimation factors lead to weight loss, according to Kark. Factors include lack of oxygen, little to no exercise, change in diet, decrease in appetite and an increase in metabolism. With such little oxygen in the air, the body burns more carbohydrates in an effort to keep up. During the study, Kark obtained each student’s body fat percentage by measuring their skin fold. “All of the measurements went down. Students lost anywhere from a couple of pounds to seven pounds,” Kark said.

These measurements were taken to see how people are impacted by different environments and altitudes. “We are not only seeing how people deal with altitude exposure –– we want to predict how they’ll do,” Chicco said. Based on the data, it appears that some students were better acclimated than others. One male student, for example, had an oxygen saturation level of 94 percent after removing his oxygen mask. The majority of students were operating at an oxygen saturation level of around 60 to 70 percent. The next step in the study is to obtain the same data from Bolivian natives. Although all of the data has not been collected or analyzed, some conclusions have been made. “It is well documented that at high altitudes, you lose weight,” Kark said. Student Life Beat Reporter Amanda Zetah can be reached at

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the public safety website (about the thefts and subsequent arrest) but didn’t email the students because when we send students emails they email us back and ask us not to email them,” Hooker said. Hooker said that the Public Safety Team still sends emails about crime on campus, but only when student safety is at risk. “Someone stealing is a lot different than if someone is running around with a knife,” Hooker said. This is not Gutzke’s first arrest related to thefts on campus. His first offense took place on Dec. 15, 2008. CSU

student Elizabeth Van Diemen was studying in a study room in the basement of the library with her boyfriend. They left the room for about five minutes and when they returned, her wallet and cellphone were gone. According to a CSUPD incident report, Van Diemen called the police and her mother after noticing the theft. When her mother called the credit card company to cancel the card, they informed her the card had been used at a Schrader’s convenience store on College Avenue directly across from the university and about a five minute walk from Morgan Library. Store clerk Erin McGraw

thought it was strange that a man was using a credit card with the name Elizabeth on it but no one had informed him of the store policy to ask for identification, according to the incident report. Twenty minutes after sending out a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) with the suspect’s description, CSUPD Officer Chris Wagner was called to the corner of Prospect Road and College Avenue to investigate a man matching that description. “He had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him, his eyes were bloodshot and watery and his speech was slurred,” Wagner said in his incident report. Gutzke told the officer

he only drank a pitcher of beer at Chugs Pub, but his blood alcohol content was .211 and he had two bottles of McCormick Vodka in his pockets: one empty and one half-full. “Gutzke said he wasn’t trying to cause problems for anyone but he had just been hungry,” Wagner said in his report. Wagner’s report also quotes Guzke as saying, “I’m sorry to cause her (Van Diemen) any problems.” Wagner also recalled Guzke telling doctors at the hospital that he was homeless and hungry. According to CSUPD incident reports, Gutzke was also arrested on Feb. 26, 2009 for stealing a laptop computer from a student’s


locker in the Morgan Library basement. On Feb. 18, 2009 library surveillance cameras recorded a man wearing a ski mask crawling through the library. Footage showed the suspect touching file cabinets near the front desk, and police were able to retrieve fingerprints and later identify Gutzke as the suspect. Gutzke was then apprehended in the library on Feb. 25 after Michaela Sunberg, a

community service officer at CSU, called the police when she realized someone was sleeping under the stairs. “I could hear someone breathing from behind the stacked boxes under the stairs,” Sunberg said in a statement to CSUPD. “They (CSUPD) proceeded to knock on and move the boxes to find a man hiding.” Senior Reporter Kate Simmons can be reached at

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