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Members of the drone racing group, FoCo FPV, stand under the start/finish gate of their drone racing track with their home-built quadcopters. Here, members of FoCo FPV race with their drones and compete for the fastest times around the circuit. PHOTO BY DAVIS BONNER COLLEGIAN

Fort Collins drone enthusiasts raise world champion By Austin White @ajwrules44

The world championship for drone racing was held in London, England last summer, but the two-time defending world champion crafted his skills by flying through the trees and landscapes of the Poudre River Canyon in Fort Collins. Jordan “The Jet” Temkin, the world’s fastest drone racer, won the last two Drone Racing League’s  championship series, which were televised

on ESPN. He started drone racing in 2014 and moved to Fort Collins in 2012, where he joined a local group, The Fort Collins Drone Enthusiasts, to practice his craft. “When I was a kid, I always wanted to be an airplane pilot,” Temkin said. “I’ve always been interested in flight, I’ve always had this need for speed.” The Drone Racing League, started in 2015 to host the best racers in the world, allowed Temkin to travel around the world to compete in places

he said he never thought would be possible. In 2017, the world championship was held in London, England where Temkin took home his second title. He will compete in the next world championship in Saudia Arabia in September. “Here and there I have had some people (recognize me),” Temkin said of his fame after winning the world championship. “A couple times in the airport they are just like, ‘Oh no way I’ve seen you on TV.’ It’s still kind of mind blowing to me that

people around the world recognize me for the fun that I’ve had.” The skill it took for Temkin to win in England did not all come naturally. He explained that his his unique training in Fort Collins influenced his style of flying since it required him to navigate nature’s obstacle courses. Rather than creating a course, he goes into nature and lets his path for the day take on whatever obstacles the terrain gives him. Having that sort of

freedom to be creative is important to Temkin who finds joy in being able to see places that no one else has seen. Drones are able to fly into airspace to record video from angles and see parts of the sky that humans were not capable of seeing before. Temkin said that racing has given him an ability to cultivate a sense of calmness. “Part of it is just being able to keep yourself together (during a race),” Temkin said. “It’s important to stay see DRONES on page 10 >>


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‘Socialism 101’ breaks down meanings behind democratic socialism By Meagan Stackpool @meaganstackpool

Four speakers discussed the ins and outs of what democratic socialism actually is during an informational meeting held by the Colorado State University Young Democratic Socialists of America Monday night. The meeting, called Socialism 101, was open to the public and welcomed a variety of political beliefs, with students from Students Against White Supremacy, as well as Turning Point USA, in attendance. Discussion was regularly opened to the crowd. Larson Ross, a senior studying Political Science and a member of YDSA, introduced the overarching goal of democratic socialism, and how socialism functions as the opposite to capitalism. “Democracy is an ends as well as a means,” Ross said. “Real democratic socialism has at its heart, not only democracy, but also an attempt to restrict and destroy hierarchy. Your ability to create value should not determine whether or not you

can live comfortably.” The talk discussed a wide variety of topics in relation to democratic socialism. Ross began by stating a national healthcare system is morally and economically right. One of the more heavily discussed topics was the economic impact of capitalism and the views of Democratic Socialists on economics and the environment. “The people who are going to be safe from the changing climate and rising sea levels are going to be those who can afford to move away from dangerous areas and to build up their infrastructure to keep their cities and their homes safe,” Ross said. “This is the case for a few people in the US, not that many. It’s also definitely not the case in most of the rest of the word, and most of the rest of the world is having to live with the problems that industrialized nations have caused and that we are all continuing to cause now.” The talk also discussed the problems with racism and capitalism. 

“(The historic economic model of capitalism) is based on the exploitation, murder, and use of the bodies of Native Americans, African slaves and the working class,” Ross said. Issues with trade agreements like NAFTA and the racial bias of the judicial system were also discussed. Ross and the other speakers touched on immigration and the xenophobic tendencies society has, in part from capitalism. More direct economic issues like inflation, cost of living and homelessness were introduced through the perspective of Democratic Socialists. Alex Shultz, a speaker for YDSA and a sophomore, discussed the importance of clearing the air around socialism.  “There has been a lot of misinformation about socialism on campus, especially with groups like TPUSA and other conservative organizations,” Shultz said. “They take flawed examples of capitalism in different countries and use that to say that capitalism is the

Members of the Young Democratic Socialists of America speak at the Democratic Socialism 101 event in Clark A204 on April 16th. PHOTO BY MACKENZIE BOLTZ COLLEGIAN

main, and should be the, ultimate economic system without actually giving a full understanding of what socialism is.” Cody Bridges, an economic major set to graduate in the fall, came as an audience member. He expressed why he felt it was important to attend. “I recognize that the

current system that we do live in has a lot of flaws and democratic socialism, at least to me, seems that it can solve a lot, maybe not all, but a lot of the issues that are destroying the system we’re living in now,” Bridges said. Meagan Stackpool can be reached at


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Outdoor cats pose a threat to wild bird populations By Zoë Jennings @zoe_jennings4

Mariah Worman adopted her beloved cat, James, when she was 11-years-old. Ever since, he has enjoyed life living inside their home as well as exploring their suburban neighborhood. Little does James know that he, along with other outdoor cats, kill about 1.3 to 4 billion birds in the United States annually, according to a study conducted by Peter Marra, a lead researcher in avian conservation science. Fort Collins bird populations are especially vulnerable to outdoor cat predation. “All the elements are there: lots of pets, lots of people, lots of birds,” said David Koons, the James C. Kennedy endowed chair of wetland and waterfowl conservation at Colorado State University. “The element for this being higher than the national average impact of cats on birds is all there.” The city falls on a major migration corridor for birds, there are also many pets and a big university in the town. These are all factors for increased wild bird predation by outdoor cats, Koons said. James is about 18 pounds and is a “predator in every way,” Worman said. He has fought an owl and even caught a small raccoon. “He’s totally fearless,” Worman said. “He scares most

dogs. I can’t even tell you the amount of times I have walked out to my front porch and seen a little mouse or a little bird. He’s always been a hunter.” For Worman and others, allowing pet cats to live outdoors was a value picked up during a time when the U.S. was less urbanized. “It was really important to my dad,” Worman said. “He grew up in the mountains, so he thinks it’s absolutely inhumane to not have animals be outside a lot of the time. They were always outside.” As few as 40 to 50 years ago, habitat loss was almost a nonissue, Koons said. Now, with the increase in lands converted for agriculture and urban areas, new habitats for birds are often private yards and parks located in urban and suburban environments.   “If we want to keep birds around, those will be surprisingly some critical refuge habitats, but we need to make sure that they don’t die in those habitats,” Koons said. “In the near future, figuring out how to make our yards and our parks safer for wildlife will be an important issue.” Jesika Feldman volunteers at the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Longmont. She observes birds that are admitted to the center due to cat attacks.   For cats, hunting birds goes beyond an instinct to eat; they also bring the prey back home still alive, Feldman said. Birds that end up at the center often get attacked from

the back and sustain tail feather injuries, which takes a substantial amount of recovery time. Leading scientists like Marra also point out the other major culprit for bird population predation is feral cats. Some proposed solutions for dealing with the feral cat population have produced fiery debate between stakeholders. Some veterinary scientists as well as animal rights activists argue that spaying and neutering and then releasing back into the wild is the best way to deal with the population. However, this ignores a major issue in conserving bird populations. “A neutered cat still wants to eat,” Koons said.  Towns with big universities often have higher feral cat populations. “The reason that campuses are unfortunately a source for feral cats is that a lot of students get their pet, and then they move on and moving’s a challenge so they just leave their pets,” Koons said. Some other solutions lie in phasing out feral colony feeding programs and figuring out how to not monetarily support the populations and make the environment less amenable to them, Koons said.   “The cats are basically a second appendage of us,” Koons said. “We have the ability to control the cats. We have the ability to think strongly about what we do with feral cats and we also have the ability to take our pets and keep

them inside.” Arguably, an easier task is for cat owners to bring their outdoor cats indoors. When Worman’s other cat, Roxy, was hit by a car she attempted to put James inside for his safety. “Along with losing his cat partner, his mood changed,” Worman said. “He stopped eating, which is unheard of for him. He was not as playful, not as cuddly. He just became more irritable and he could tell he had the entire neighborhood, and all of a sudden he just had a house and his freedom was taken away, I think.” Feldman suggests implementing small practices that will allow cats to experience the outdoors without threatening wildlife, including granting the cat supervised time outside, giving them cat grass, opening the windows and stimulating them. “There are ways to do it, you just have to have a little patience with your cat, especially because they are going to be angry,” Feldman said. “But it’s best for your cat and it’s best for other animals.” In Fort Collins, cats are at a greater risk than other urban areas. There is a lot of wildlife, such as coyotes, squirrels and mountain lions, that still inhabit suburban areas.   “We do live in such an area where wildlife is so much more a part of where we live that the chances of those encounters

probably are a lot higher here than somewhere like a big city,” Feldman said. “But also we are suburban. There’s still lots of cars. It’s definitely a big impact here.” For those involved with wildlife populations, such as scientists and birders, keeping cats indoors may seem like a no brainer, but for the general public some don’t realize that cats are not natural to their outdoor environment. “That’s never been a thing I’ve been made aware of,” Worman said. “I think for me it always seems like we have such a big population of birds that it didn’t seem like that much of an issue.” Although campuses can often be the breeding ground of feral cat populations that will eventually hunt wildlife, Koons has hope that it will be a place where education can start. “Campuses are a great place to start the education,” Koons said. “We’re all here to learn. We all have open ears. This is the best place to start the message.” As more awareness about outdoor cat populations spreads, ways to deal with outdoor cats can determine the impact they have on the environment. “We are always thinking of ways to be more green,” Feldman said. “One easy way to make less of an impact is to keep your cat inside.” Zoe Jennings can be reached at

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WGAC to host Hughes to speak at ASCSU #MeToo self-love expo Women’s Caucus on Wednesday By Samantha Ye @samxye4

By Matt Bailey

The Women and Gender Advocacy Center will host a new expo, “#MeToo & Radical Self Love” on Wednesday, April 18 from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center. The event is designed to give primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence a space to explore how to engage in a healthy, communicative and compassionate relationship with themselves said Kristy Kumar, WGAC assistant director of educational programs. “I think the words ‘selfcare’  have been used a lot lately but without going into what that might mean for survivors of sexual violence,” Kumar wrote in an email to The Collegian. “We’re told to go do ‘self-care’ on our own without being supported around exploring what that might mean … We wanted to create an event that honored the complexities of finding what gives us energy – knowing this might change depending on the day or hour.” The event will begin in the Cherokee Park Ballroom, after which attendees will break off to different stations set up around the LSC. Stations include a rage room, massages, therapy dogs and culturally relevant healing spaces led by Student Diversity Programs and Services offices. Participants will also be provided a buffet

Dr. Blanche Hughes, vice president for Student Affairs at Colorado State University, will speak this Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Senate Chambers, hosted by the Associated Students of CSU Women’s Caucus. “We’re really excited about this, and we picked her because of how pivotal she is in advocating for intersectional feminism, all types of diversity and for women in the workplace,” said Merall Sherif, the ASCSU Senator for the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, who founded and chairs the Women’s Caucus. “She is the definition of a woman of color flourishing in a traditionally male-dominated space who advocates for all the things that aren’t necessarily easy to talk about.” Among other topics, Hughes will speak about the work she has done at CSU and the experiences she has faced in correlation to her identities, Sherif said. Audience members will be given the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with Hughes after she finishes her speech. “Typically, these are names we hear and read about, but students feel like they can’t get any face time or any contact


The Women and Gender Advocacy Center will host a new expo, “#metoo & Radical Self Love” on Wednesday, 5-8:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center. PHOTO BY SAMANTHA YE COLLEGIAN

dinner and gift bags. The event is free and no registration is required. The WGAC was inspired by Sonya Renee Taylor’s movement “The Body is Not an Apology,” which promotes radical self-love as a revolutionary act, Kumar wrote. Through the expo, WGAC hopes to honor survivors’ experiences and celebrate their healing. It is one of many programs organized for this Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “We believe an integral part of sexual assault awareness is providing support to those who have experienced violence firsthand, as well as those who serve as support systems to loved ones,” Kumar wrote. Samantha Ye can be reached at

with them and be able to speak to the people who advocate for them on the level of the entire university,” Sherif said. “In reality, our administration is more than willing to meet one-on-one with students and be able to have an intimate conversation about issues.” Sherif said she thinks Hughes’s speech is especially important for women in ASCSU to hear, explaining that the Women’s Caucus is a place where female-identifying people can build support in a community that feels comfortable addressing difficult issues in a traditionally male-dominated space, such as the ASCSU Senate itself. Hughes’s speech will offer students a chance to speak up about social justice issues as well as listen to Hughes’s perspectives on them, and this environment of education and empowerment is what the ASCSU Women’s Caucus is trying to model itself after, Sherif said. “There’s this beautiful quote in the middle of our campus that says ‘If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants,’ and Dr. Hughes is that giant for me as the chairwoman of the Women’s Caucus and for us as women of the senate,” Sherif said. Sherif invites all students on campus to take advantage of the opportunity presented with

ASCSU Women’s Caucus will bring Dr. Blanche Hughes, Vice President for Student Affairs, to speak during Wednesday’s meeting. PHOTO COURTESY OF ERIKA MOOR

Hughes’s speech this Wednesday. “Before I got involved with student government, I didn’t know one day that I could just meet Dr. Hughes,” Sherif said. “I didn’t know that I could organize a space for women to speak with her about intimate issues. I always thought I had to read about that in the paper, or that I had to be this important person on campus, when in reality, that’s not it at all. I really just want to extend the warmest and most far-reaching welcome to our entire campus.” Matt Bailey can be reached at

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SFRB to recommend $18 fee increase By Charlotte Lang

a $1 decrease and would have brought the ASCSU fee to $23.45.


The Student Fee Review Board approved a final fee package for the 2018-2019 school year in their last meeting on Monday evening.  For the 2018-2019 school year, the SFRB approved a $18.82 total increase for full-time, on campus student. The total amount of student fees for these students will be $1,202.56 if the board’s proposal is approved by student government and university administration.  Following SFRB’s approval, Associated Students of CSU Vice President Cole Wise and the board will present the proposed package to the ASCSU Senate Wednesday night. If the senate accepts the board’s recommendation, CSU President Tony Frank will present the package to the Board of Governors for final approval.  In addition to voting on the 2017-2018 student fee package, the board voted to accept  the University Technology Fee Advisory Board’s  proposal for no fee increase  and denied the ASCSU proposed fee decrease. Proposed ASCSU student fee decrease fails for the 2018-2019 school year  ASCSU president-elect Syron and vice president-elect Sullivan presented a proposal for the first fee decrease the board has seen this year. Their proposal was for

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Instead, they voted to maintain the fee level so no decreases or increases would be added. This keeps the ASCSU student fee at $24.45. The fee decrease proposal stemmed from the upcoming administration’s goal to include the fee policies presented by the other campaigns that ran against them. “Even though not everybody can be elected, all their policies can be,” Syron said. “So that led to (us asking for) a decrease of a dollar.” Changes in the ASCSU budget reflect this decision to pursue a fee decrease, such as the choice to not bring back certain positions, which was recommended by their chief of staff, Syron said. As a result, Syron does not plan to fill the innovation and technology roles and had planned to cut back on summer hours. “A lot of what we did was just listening to what people had to say,” Syron said. While the ASCSU did not get a fee decrease approved by the SFRB, Syron and his administration still have the ability to allocate funds differently and how they see fit. Syron said they plan for the budget to have a reactionary fund so they can properly respond to any problems in the future. “We understand that there are a lot of problems around the campus culture right now and

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I can’t predict what’s going to happen next year,” Syron said. “So we tried to pull … money up so that we have a reactionary fund. That way, if there’s a lot of problems around some of the things that have happened this year … we’d like to be able to put some of our funds forward.” The new administration also plans to expand travel by ASCSU members. Syron said  the travel budget was increased so that the organization can do more outreach and connection with communities on in-state, out-of-

state and international levels. “We’d like to do more outreach outside of the state,” Syron said. “There are three types of community service, they say… There’s local — so what can we do here in Fort Collins and in our university to make a difference? There’s state — what can we do in our state? And what can we do internationally? We’ve never really made that final step.” Charlotte Lang can be reached at

OPINION Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Men in the Movement left out male survivors

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. Letters to the Editor reflect the view of a member of the campus community and are submitted to the publication for approval. Dear editor, The article “Men in the movement help men become allies for #MeToo” published on April 9, 2018, does not pertain to men in the movement against sexual assault in any way other than how they can support female victims, leaving out male survivors. When I was seven, my older cousin asked me to participate in oral sex. All I really remember is protesting and the shock walking down the stairs afterward. The truth is, I don’t know what happened, and for someone who wants to know the details in a situation before he casts judgement, that’s extremely hard to deal with. I could have blocked it out or maybe I just turned around and walked down the stairs. I used to have a lot of

nightmares along those lines afterwards. Certain images, mostly on TV or in the media, would bother me for days at a time, and I really didn’t react well to being touched by most people. The aftermath seems like a less severe version of Junot Diaz’s experience, who is the only straight male I’ve seen speak out on the subject. It was a traumatic sexual experience, and whatever happened changed me from a happy kid into someone who questioned himself, felt older than he was and who resented others who received care because he felt his issues were neglected. Much of the last five years of my life has been trying to break certain mindsets, among them was to stop relating myself and others to their gender and to stop resenting people who are fortunate enough to receive care and attention from others. Ultimately, everybody is neglected in some way, and we should be happy for them when they’re not. I didn’t tell anyone about my experience until I was 18 and at this point, I’ve told a grand total

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of eight people. For over a decade, I carried it around. Aside from one very astute female sociology teacher, who acknowledged regularly that men face societal pressures too, everyone I’ve told are lifelong friends or immediate family members. Before I was ten, someone tried to molest my handicapped brother. He was another handicapped boy, a few years older than him at a summer program. He told us immediately, but you could tell he didn’t really understand what happened. These events have affected all of my relationships to this point, both platonic and sexual. It can cause so much anxiety or depression that a person can carry with them forever. Like women, I worry that anyone I tell won’t see me the same way again and that people won’t see my complaints as valid. Unlike women, part of the reasoning is the stereotype that men don’t get raped or experience sexual trauma. As I wrote this, I worried how everyone who received this letter at The Collegian might see me.

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Most organizations for women’s rights or gender equality use statistics that suggest men barely get raped, but many of them are old and from a time when rape wasn’t defined by most to include men. However, men face issues in reporting, and more recent studies suggest that it probably happens to men more often than most think, possibly amounting to somewhere around 40 percent of rapes. Men in the Movement might not have anyone who has experienced sexual assault, but to those who may have started reading the article thinking, “Maybe they’ll acknowledge male rape,” they’re left hanging. It leaves us feeling ignored and that we just need to keep quiet about it when we should be saying #MeToo, too. This letter was submitted by a senior student graduating in December 2018. Due to the content of the letter, The Collegian has refrained from identifying the student by name. To submit a letter to the editor, email Please follow the guidelines.


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Graduating high school was a memorable moment, but for me that was the day my kayaking obsession began. The hour before the ceremony I was catching my first wave at the whitewater park and ever since then the stoke has only grown. I was introduced to whitewater through invitations from friends and their families that went rafting occasionally. On one of these rafting trips my friends had brought kayaks along and I figured why not try it. I ended up flipping over and almost drowning soon after launching off the raft. This scared me, but it is a similar feeling that drives me every time I kayak. It is a mental state of mind that you have to overcome to be comfortable upside stuck under the water, but it’s worth all the effort and time. After the first incident I was fearful of the river and it took me 2 years, multiple kayaks, and my brother Ty to fall in love with whitewater. The best days now are the days spent on the river.

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I love being on the river and the community that comes with it is like no other. No matter what river you are paddling, you can find new friends willing to show you the lines for those sick boofs and splats. Being involved in whitewater opens up a whole new world of places, people, and lingo. Sure, you will have your favorite run and favorite group to paddle with, but being on the river is being on the river. The festivals that come along with whitewater bring a whole variety of participants and people. You’ll get all kinds of paddlers ranging from all ages. The community is very welcoming, any paddler, even sponsored pros like Dane Jackson or Pat Keller are stoked to have a conversation about whitewater. In Fort Collins we have the Cache La Poudre River. This is an awesome river and the farther you drive up the canyon the more difficult it becomes. Sadly the Poudre season doesn’t last long, usually April to the end of August. At CSU there is an established rafting club and at Epic pool there are kayak roll sessions during the winter. Learning to kayak and raft isn’t easy at first, but it is the best decision I have made. When you’re scouting your heart beats fast and you get butterflies in your stomach questioning everything and thinking about all the pros and cons. Then, when you make your decision to go big and the lip of the waterfall is in sight and your boof stroke is ready, a state of euphoria comes over you and explodes when you stomp it. The same feeling happens when playing in whitewater parks doing Mcnastys, Loops, Cartwheels and Space Godzillas. Getting that feeling hasn’t come anywhere else for me as much as it has in the river. Kayaking and rafting are great sports to get into and it can be done affordably. Paddle hard and be safe!


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We are a new rafting club open to all students wanting to learn more about paddle racing and white water rafting. We want to provide a fun, safe, and knowledgeable environment for our members to grow stronger and GO ADVENTURING! We are creating this club in hopes of expanding the sport of competitive white water rafting. There are multiple rafting competitions in Colorado throughout the summer and a National competition in the fall. We meet the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 pm Room 304 at the LSC. We are looking for new members interested in learning more about rafting and practicing with the intention of competing.


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Rams add third transfer in V.J. Banks By Colin Barnard @ColinBarnard_

Shoring up a weak spot for CSU football last season, the Rams will add their third graduate transfer of the spring in cornerback V.J. Banks. Banks revealed on Twitter

that he has committed to CSU after spending the last four seasons with Rice University. Banks joins quarterback K.J. Carta-Samuels and offensive lineman T.J. Roundtree as graduate transfers coming to Fort Collins this fall. As a junior in 2016, Banks

started 11 of 12 games for the Owls, registering 37 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. He redshirted during the 2017 season due to injury. In 36 career games with Rice, Banks made 75 tackles, two interceptions and forced one fumble.


CSU posts record-breaking weekend at NoCo Challenge By Mamadou Balde @mamadoubalde62

The Colorado State Rams continued their recordbreaking season with an exciting performance at the NOCO Challenge, which was co-hosted by CSU and the University of Northern Colorado, last weekend Jessica Ozoude highlighted the Rams’ distance crew by becoming the program leader in the women’s 200 meters. Ozoude recorded a time of 23.65 to top CSU’s all-time list as the Rams took the top four spots in the event. Jasmine Chesson, Marybeth Sant and Destinne Rocker rounded out the top four. “I think she’s (Jessica Ozoude) on the right track,” sprints and hurdles coach Karim Abdel Wahab said in a statement. “It’s awesome to see her running in the 23.6s in a headwind, especially since the next closest person was in the 24.3s. It will be exciting to see her in bigger competition next week in California and to see her in better conditions to see what she can do. It’s exciting because a performance like this can indicate a PR in the 400 meters as well. We’ll keep working hard and see what happens from here.” Rocker has asserted her dominance in the 100-meter hurdles all season. She placed first in the event with a time of 13.58. In the women’s 400-meter hurdles, Emma Kratzberg took first place with a time of 1:00.85. Taking the crown in the men’s 110-meter hurdles was junior Jalen Hunter at 14.37. The Rams were victorious in the men’s 800 meters behind Blake Yount’s performance. Yount finished with a time of 1:51.87. Lettia Wilson won the women’s 100 meter, finishing

Freshman Kate McCain jumps in the air to clear the bar during the high jump on April 15 at the NOCO Challenge meet in Greeley. PHOTO BY MATT BEGEMAN COLLEGIAN

in 11.64. Setting another record was Autumn Gardner in the women’s high jump. Gardner set the program record with her jump of 1.84 meters. Her mark sits at the top of the Mountain West and ranks third in the NCAA on the season. McKenzie Wright finished second with a 1.76-meter mark. Kate McCain set a new personal best at 1.61 meters, earning her third place in the event. “What I saw today was that for Autumn to have a legitimate shot at 1.84 (meters), our school record, she had to jump 1.80 with ease and not think too much into it,” assistant coach Ryan Baily said. “That’s exactly what happened. She jumped 1.80, she relaxed, and

she found a way to make 1.84. She competed out of her mind and it was exciting to see.” CSU rounded out their day by taking the top two spots in the men’s shot put. Austin Blaho set a personal best with a mark of 17.54 meters to earn the top spot while his twin brother, Alex Blaho, took the second spot with his mark of 16.81. Maria Muzzio set a personal best of 14.31 to take the crown in the women’s shot put. The Rams will have three meets in California between April 19 and 21 at the Mt. SAC Relays, the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate and the Long Beach Invite. Mamadou Balde can be reached at

As of now, junior Anthony Hawkins and redshirt junior Braylin Scott are the only players with ample experience playing cornerback at CSU. Hawkins transitioned from wide receiver last season and Scott, after missing last season due to legal concerns,

will transition back to the cornerback position after playing safety in 2016. Colin Barnard can be reached at


immersed view of the flight path and gives the pilot the feeling that they are in a video game. Right now, drone racing is labeled as an eSport due to the similar type of skills it takes to be successful at the event. eSports recently have been coming to the forefront of athletics, and drones may be leading the way for the sector. “If shooting guns is in the Olympics, that is just as much precision with your hands as drone racing,” Temkin said. “Physically, it still takes certain skills to be able to do.” The eSport has become so popular that the Drone Racing League, founded in 2015 to host the best racers in the world, broadcasted the world competition on ESPN, helping the sport to gain credibility and  increase participation. eSports video game titles like “League of Legends” have already proved the type of audience these events can achieve with over 100 million people viewing the 2017 LoL championship held in Bejing, China. With more interest comes more competition.  A new season for the DRL is about to get underway and Temkin is sure that the competition has improved quite a bit from last year. Now, “The Jet” just hopes he is able to match their growth. “There are more and more guys who are full-on dedicated 100 percent to racing,” Temkin said. “I know they’ve all progressed, but everyone’s growing and I’m just hoping I grew enough.” Fort Collins Drone Enthusiasts has a group page on Facebook and meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the E-Team Hobbyplex and every Sunday at 11 a.m. at the McConnell Field. Austin White can be reached at

>> from page 1 grounded and know when to breathe. People always go, ‘How do you stay so calm, you always look so calm when you’re racing?’ And I always say, ‘Don’t forget to breathe.’” Recently “The Jet” moved back to his home town of Seattle, Washington, but the Fort Collins Drone Enthusiasts remain engaged with the world of drone racing. Almost every warm Sunday, the enthusiasts can be found racing drones around a circuit they set up at McConnell Field in Laport. They start to fly around 11 a.m. and wrap-up whenever they are all droned out. The group started out meeting every week at Lincoln Middle School to share their enthusiasm and get to know each other. However, the club was kicked out due to a new principal at Lincoln believing drones were a potential security danger. When they’re not flying in Laport, the group frequents E-Team Hobbyplex, a remote control car racing venue in Fort Collins. On Tuesday nights the racers track their times with technology that Hobbyplex developed through years of hosting RC car racing. The system keep records of every flyer, including fastest lap and fastest overall time. These drone races are indoors and therefore feature smaller devices, called mini whoops. Mark Mudron is a relatively new enthusiast who said last Tuesday that the Hobbyplex is a great beginning atmosphere for anyone looking to first dive into drone racing. He began competitive racing only a couple years ago and also flies with the bigger drones at McConnell. The enthusiasts said flying drones is more complex than most people expect. Each pilot wears a set of goggles that are fed a stream from the camera located on the top of their drone. This allows for a fully

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CSU baseball records third consecutive series sweep By Sergio Santistevan @TheRealSergio

Colorado State club baseball brought out the brooms this past weekend as the Rams swept the University of Northern Colorado in a three-game series held at City Park Field. With the trio of wins, CSU earned its third-straight series sweep on the season and increased their winning streak to 12 games. “We’re getting hot at the right time,” said junior outfielder Brandon DeLay. “It’s getting late in the season… defense, offense and pitching are all working well.” In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, the Rams sent an early statement to the Bears by coming out with an 18-3 victory. UNC improved in the second game, but still ended up on the losing side by the score of 9-6. “We kind of struggled in the second game,” head coach Troy Tolar said. “We didn’t have the same intensity that we normally do.” In the third and final game of the series, CSU brought the intensity that Tolar wanted, and put the game out of reach immediately. In the bottom of the first inning, DeLay started the hitting extravaganza with an

RBI single and the 1-0 lead. A few moments later, Ryan Schones hit another RBI single to bring in Cole McKissock to jump out to an early 4-0 lead. Throughout the inning, the Rams continued to swing the bat and bring in run after run. DeLay, during his second at bat of the inning, hit an RBI double and helped CSU take a commanding 9-0 lead. The bleeding ended for the Bears after 13 runs in the inning, but the game was already well out of reach. “Hitting is contagious,” DeLay said. “When one person starts hitting, everyone else starts hitting.” In the top of the third inning, CSU kept their starting pitcher, Jared Van Vark, on the mound, but UNC showed signs of life. The Bears scored three runs off a couple Rams’ errors to decrease the deficit to 10. After the inning, CSU Head Coach Troy Tolar pulled most of his starters and relied on his younger players to close out the game. “I thought they (young players) did well,” Tolar said. “They played hard and that’s what we asked them to do. It’s nice when you have guys that will come in and they continue to keep hitting the ball.” DeLay enjoyed seeing the young guys get some experience on the field and let

starters rest, as well. He says it prepares them if they are ever called upon and for next season when they see more playing time. After bringing in six more runs through the next two innings, the Rams had a 19-5 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning. Austin Trinidad, Cole McKissock and Ben Alexander each brought in runners for CSU to set the season high of 22 runs in game. What was supposed to be a nine-inning game ended in the top of the seventh after closing pitcher, Brad Johnson, finished out the game with three outs and the 22-6 victory. According to the National Club Baseball Association, any team who has more than a 10run lead after seven innings is declared the winner. Johnson, who has been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, returned to the Rams’ lineup, and Van Vark is excited that his closer is back. “He is a senior and a leader,” Van Vark said. “He’s a big part of setting the tone for our pitching staff.” CSU (14-9, 11-1) with six games remaining is ranked No. 18 in NCBA Division I. The red-hot Rams will travel to Scottsbluff, Nebraska to face Western Nebraska Community College on April 22 in a

Ryan Schones (19) sprints towards third base during the game against Colorado Mesa University on March 31.


doubleheader. WNCC will be one of toughest challenges for the Rams since their winning streak began. “We know they’re going to be good,” DeLay said. “We need to see better competition like them to make us prepared for Boulder.” After the quick trip to Nebraska, the Rams have a four-game series awaiting with the University of Colorado

beginning on April 28 in Fort Collins. The winner of the series will be crowned the MidAmerica West Conference Champion. “Always playing for the league on the last weekend of the season is awesome,” Tolar said. “It makes for a good atmosphere.” Sergio Santistevan can be reached at


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‘Complicit’ reveals the human cost of electronics By Julia Trowbridge @chapin_jules

Occupational diseaes was the topic in the ACT Human Rights Film Festival documentary, “Complicit.” The film follows the fight of Yi Yeting, a group of Chinese teenagers and the nongovernmental organizations as they work for their basic human rights. The documentary ends with Steve Job’s quote: “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world do.” The quote seems a bit ironic when looking at his lack of response to Chinese labor reform activists. “The reason for putting (Steve Jobs’ quote) in the film is to encourage people to think about all the irony and the contradictions that are going on in our current relationship with technology,” said Heather White, a director for the documentary. “And, I think that people were a little surprised to hear him having made that quote when he was not very receptive to the outreach from the workers or the NGOs in Hong Kong who contacted him several times

The film follows the horror that the workers and the activists go through, from being evicted from offices, not being able to leave the country and fighting for their rights in the streets all while dealing with cancer or poisoning. The insight into what creates the technology we use every day is important, especially now that China has cracked down on investigative journalism. “The media’s censored,” White said. “They get arrested if they try to protest. The families get roughed up by government employees if they try to raise awareness of what’s happened to their children. As they’re in the midst of a dictatorship and totalitarian crackdown right now, even lawyers are getting killed in detention, lawyers that are representing advocates and activists and people who are speaking out. I think we’re in a position of opportunity, if we care, to try and help and assist the people of China however they need it, and this film is kind of a combination of my work over the past 25 years with China.” The undercover investigation discovered what the media is

before he passed away. ” Around 163 million Chinese migrant workers, including around 12 million teenagers, travel from their homes to the cities like Guangzhou to find work. These workers are met with long, dangerous work hours. Electronic factories like Foxconn, who creates 50 percent of Apple’s products, have unlabeled cleaning chemicals that contain carcinogens like benzene and n-hexane. As a result, Chinese migrant workers in their early 20s are discovering they have cancers like leukemia from benzene poisoning.  Yeting, who was diagnosed with leukemia from benzene poisoning at 24, became a labor reform activist. It was a hard journey for the company he worked for to pay for the treatment for his occupational illness. Through his work with the activism group, he tried to help various people, like Ming Kunpeng, who was diagnosed with leukemia at 26 and committed suicide so as to not bring a financial burden to his family, and Xiao Ya, who was poisoned with n-hexane at 18 and joined Yeting in his activism work.

Hye Seung Chung, associate professor of film and media studies, moderates an interview with “Complicit” director Heather White, as she discusses the crackdown on media in China and the struggles of filming the documentary. PHOTO BY JULIA TROWBRIDGE COLLEGIAN

missing due to the pressure from large manufacturing companies to keep this under wraps. “Complicit” showed the wrongdoings of the technology manufacturing giants and the efforts for the activists to fight for their basic human rights. This documentary reveals the lives behind the devices we use every day, and advocates for the consumers, who financially support companies like Apple by buying their products, to think about their consumer choices and advocate for the voices of the

Chinese migrant workers that are not being heard. “Apple started out as a very progressive, beloved company because of all of the new technology they were producing and all the great products,” White said. “And now there are a lot of challenges in their supply chain, and they’ve become one of the most profitable companies in the world.”  Julia Trowbridge can be reached at entertainment@

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The free 3K obstacle course held on CSU’s campus provides an interactive way to learn about warning signs and risk factors of suicide and ways in which you can support someone who is contemplating harming themselves. The physically and mentally challenging obstacle course is centered around friendly competition. Come enjoy the resource fair and live concert starting at 12. To learn more visit Operation Bear Hug on Facebook! Photos provided by: Forrest Czarnecki | Collegian

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‘Rumble’ recognizes Native American contributions to rock music By Matthew Smith @latvatlo

The ACT Human Rights Film Festival went out with a “Rumble” on April 14. The last film of the festival, “Rumble,” examines American culture, specifically the role of Native Americans in defining rock and roll. As the subtitle says, it’s about “the Indians who rocked the world.”

The good thing about ‘Rumble’ so far: the film, I think, is going to be around a lot longer than we are.” ALFONSO MAIORANA CO-DIRECTOR OF “RUMBLE”

Linke Wray, a subject of the film, was born to Shawnee parents in North Carolina. “Rumble” presents his Native American musical upbringing as influential in his trend-setting style. Media icons from Martin Scorsese to Robbie Robertson point to Wray’s distorted, grating power chords as the source of much of the emotion in the rock and roll music.  Co-Director Alfonso Maiorana said at a Q&A session after the showing that the film’s claim, that Native American people and musical traditions had a profound effect on rock and roll, appears dubious at first. Maiorana and Director Catherine Bainbridge worked hard to get a vast cast of big names to help prove this fact. “The good thing about ‘Rumble’ so far: The film, I think, is going to be around a lot longer than we are,” Maiorana said. Musician Jesse Ed Davis first found recognition with The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus show before quickly becoming a favorite of all the greats of his time. Davis’ father was  Comanche  and his mother was Kiowa. Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Eric Clapton all had Davis playing with them at some point. As revered as he was in the business, he is completely unheard of on the audience’s side.  As “Rumble” shows, this was the story for many great Native American musicians. For those who did gain public

recognition, their Native heritage was hidden from view. The documentary presents Jimi Hendrix’s Cherokee grandmother as introducing him to traditional singing styles. Mildred Bailey, the sound of ‘20s flapper jazz and prohibition speakeasies,” intoned her voice with distinctively Native American octave drifting.  Many other huge rock and roll influences are presented as being influenced by Native American traditions, like blues singer Howlin’ Wolf, delta blues pioneer Charlie Patton and many others. Backing up these connections are Steven Tyler, Tony Bennett, Slash, George Clinton and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas.  One of the film’s strongest arguments is one that stretches the farthest back. Rock and roll is derived from the blues, which itself is derived from West African spiritual music. But as Native Americans and enslaved Africans shared their music on slave plantations, the blues became a combination of both traditions from the start. 

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All these revelations and insights into the DNA of American music demonstrates a small piece of the vast history of oppression faced by Native Americans and their culture. In 1890, a U.S. Cavalry Regiment killed up to 300 Lakota performing a traditional dance in the Wounded Knee Massacre. Piapot singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie found herself blacklisted after advocating for indigenous rights. For too long the contribution of Native American music been overlooked and discarded. As it begins to be accepted into history curriculums around the country, “Rumble” is set to change that.                  Matthew Smith can be reached at entertainment@

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Daily Horoscope Nancy Black


(04/17/18). Family abundance rises this year. Discipline with your career pays off. Envision perfection and enlist support. Coordinate and plan over spring for summer rollout. Domestic upgrades invite romance and intimate gatherings. Solve a group challenge together for winter gain. Collaborate for love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. ARIES (March 21-April 19) —

9— Discuss budget priorities with your partner. Follow your mom’s advice, and win. Take advantage of a financial opportunity with long-term benefits.

Visualize perfection. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — 9 — Dream and make plans with your partner. Schedule steps, and follow the rules. Sort out your resources, and hold out for the best deal. Get persuasive. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — 8 — Stretch and rest your muscles. Keep practicing your moves. Maintain routines while juggling the unexpected. Long-term benefit comes from small, regular actions. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — 8 — Find love in the strangest of places. Share a romantic moment with someone special. Short-term obstacles can lead to long-term gain. Share your heart. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — 8 — Invent and share ideas with family for domestic upgrades that you’d like. Relatively small

fixes can reap big improvements. Put love into your home. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — 8 — Reach out. Long-distance communications strengthen and build a powerful connection. Use your persuasive arts and charms. Write, edit and revise for beautiful results. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — 8 — Investments made now can gain long-term benefit. An income source can grow. Develop and build valuable connections and collaborations. Grab an opportunity. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — 9— Plan and develop your strategies for a personal project. Take action behind the scenes. Realize a long-term vision with small, persistent steps. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — 9 — Make big-picture

plans for the future. Dream and visualize your idea of perfection. Meditate on what you want for yourself and others. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — 8 — Good news comes from far away. Reach out and connect with your community. Share traditions and ancient wisdom. Coordinate actions in teamwork. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — 8 — A professional prize beckons. Rely on strong infrastructure and foundations. Follow rules and plans. Collaborate with your team, and celebrate later. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — 8 — Your explorations could lead to more distant destinations. Luck comes through thorough planning and coordination. Take advantage of previously made connections. Your friends inspire you.


‘69 Minutes of 86 Days’ shows the journey of a Syrian refugee family By Evan Vicchy @evanNOTkevin7

Director Egil Haaskjold Larsen deftly captured the human nature of being a Syrian refugee in “69 Minutes of 86 Days” on the closing weekend of ACT Human Rights Film Festival. This is not your average documentary; this is experimental filmmaking at its best. For starters, there are no words.  There is no narrator to tell you where they are, what they’re doing there or why any of this is happening. There are no sit down interviews, no maps or diagrams or any  cue that this is a documentary. All we see are the people in detail as they begin their journey from Greece to Sweden to get as far away from Syria as possible.  “This film was kind of trying to find a new way of looking at things,” Larsen said. “Make it more simple.” Larsen profiles the lives of a Syrian family displaced by civil war. Their story begins on the shores of Greece where hundreds of tents line the beach. Empty water bottles and trash decorate the pavement as men and women brush their teeth and rinse off with water from a hose.  The star of the show is a little girl with a purple backpack. As a three-year-old, this girl doesn’t really know

what’s going on. As she, her parents and other extended family members move from tent to tent, country to country and bus to bus, she smiles, laughs and sings the whole way. “We met a beautiful family with a beautiful three-yearold girl that, for me, said something about the human basic elements which the film is trying to communicate,” Larsen said.  Because she is so innocent, it’s hard for her family to keep up with her energy on an exhausting journey. If anything, this journey to Sweden is taxing, embarrassing and scary.  For example, the family makes it to Serbia. There, they are herded like cattle behind a metal barricade patrolled by police. If anyone dares to put a finger on the rail, a nightstick swoops down and rattles the barricade as the police shout and threaten the refugees.  As for our main character, she sleeps on the shoulder of one of her family members as they stick together through the crowds of people in the dark of night.  The most arresting part of this film is the quality of the camera shots and the camera movement. For a filmmaker walking the streets with the refugees, there is a remarkable stillness. The camera seems to glide through the streets

without a single bump or jolt. The most memorable part of the whole documentary is when the family is temporarily stranded and can’t find a ride to the train station. If they don’t make it to the train, they will be left behind. The camera rests of the face of a family member carrying the girl with the purple backpack. The look on his face is distraught, scared and expressionless all at once. Suddenly, the man sheds a single tear, wipes it away, takes a deep breath and pushes onward.  With its unconventional structure, “69 Minutes of 86 Days” evokes the sense that you are the refugee. The movement of the camera is first person in nature and focuses on little details that could only be seen in real life. As the camera passes by people in tears, cradling their children and many broken smiles, it feels deeply human and real. While it’s hard to see a family go through such an ordeal, the fact that they can keep moving forward is inspiring. But what makes this an especially great film is the little girl. Her toothless grin keeps the family going even in the most hopeless circumstances, working to give her the best life she can live.    Evan Vicchy can be reached at

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Across 1 Not at all good 5 Piece-of-cake shape 10 Tick off 14 Use a surgical beam 15 Toward the back 16 “What I Am” singer Brickell 17 Welcome wind on a hot day 19 First-rate 20 Grab greedily 21 Brought back to mind 23 Migratory flying formations 25 Dance move 26 Carrots’ partners 29 Dangerous tide 31 Airing in the wee hours 35 Dr.’s orders 36 Successful cryptographer 38 Diner 40 Cup handle 41 Not reactive, as gases 42 “Best thing since” invention metaphor 45 Untruth 46 Walked with purpose 47 Typical John Grisham subject 48 Back talk 49 Nervous twitches 51 Retail center 53 Cigarette stimulant


57 Staggered 4 1 5 7 3 61 Neutral shade Rocky Mt. Collegian 4/17/18 62 Pet without papers ... or what is 4solution 2 Yesterday’s literally found in the circled letters 8 64 Drop of sorrow 1 2 4 8 65 Oscar-winning “Skyfall” singer 66 Family babysitter 9 1 67 Attaches a patch, say Copyright ©2018 68 Massenet opera about a Spanish legend 69 Absolut rival Down 1 O’Neill’s “Desire Under the __” 2 Fruitless 3 Cuba, por ejemplo 4 Some HD sets 5 Medal recipient 6 Poetic preposition before “now” or “long” 7 Animal on XING signs 8 Long looks 9 __ set: building toy 10 College student’s dining choice 11 Singing competition that returned in 2018, familiarly 12 “Okay by me” 13 Nourish 18 Letters in old dates 22 Virgil epic



To solve the Sudoku puzzle, each row, column and box must contain the numbers 1 to 9.


4 2

Sudoku Solution

Yesterday’s solution

5 2 4 8 3 6 9 1 7

1 3 7 5 9 4 8 2 6

6 9 8 7 2 1 3 4 5

8 1 2 3 6 5 4 7 9

9 7 5 1 4 2 6 8 3

4 6 3 9 8 7 1 5 2

2 4 1 6 7 3 5 9 8

3 5 9 2 1 8 7 6 4

7 8 6 4 5 9 2 3 1


9 7

1 5 9 3

2 1 8 4 3

5 2

7 5 3 1


4 3


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Vol 127, no 126 april 17, 2018  
Vol 127, no 126 april 17, 2018