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Vol. 127, No. 125 Monday, April 16, 2018








Softball players pitch change

The Colorado State University Softball team congratulates junior pitcher Bridgette Hutton for striking out three St. John’s University’s batters during the game on Saturday, March 10. The Rams defeated St. John’s with a score of 5-1. PHOTO BY MATT BEGEMAN COLLEGIAN

Team meets with administration over equality concerns By Mack Beaulieu @Macknz_James

After garnering national attention over the past week, several members of the Colorado State softball team met with members of athletic administration April 11 to discuss the changes they’d like to see in their facilities. Some of the team’s requests included an indoor or covered batting cage, changes to their lights and bleachers as well as more equitable sharing of CSU’s existing Indoor Practice Facility. On April 6, the softball team held a sit-in at CSU’s IPF to protest the inequality in facilities being given to

women’s athletics as opposed to men’s, particularly when a sport has a women’s team but not a men’s team. Senior outfielder Hayleigh Evans thinks the administration is hearing them out, but no official changes were yet established. The meeting gave the team a chance to layout their request and complaints. “We talked to administration and basically we really focused it on equitable athletic opportunities and how we felt we didn’t have that,” Evans said. In regards to the IPF specifically, Evans mentioned feeling a lack of mutual respect in the way softball has been treated when football needs

time to practice. “One experience we’ve had is they get 45 minutes to put their equipment in there, so we have to be out of there early,” Evans said. “We’ve been told we can’t go into the IPF when football’s practicing because we’re a distraction, even when all we’re trying to do is put our equipment away.” While the team hasn’t been told the facility is only for football, they don’t feel like it’s being shared equally. “Our main point was that it doesn’t feel like a shared facility what so ever,” Evans said. “We have to be there at a certain time and I get other teams have to practice, but the guidelines aren’t the same.”

The team brought up some of their ideas of long- and shortterm goals for assuring that the softball team has equitable facilities. “Short-term is to have equitable access to the IPF, especially for teams that are in season.” Evans said. “There was a time when it was snowing outside and we conditioned in the snow while they were inside and we thought, ‘Well that makes sense because they’re in season.’ But now it’s kind of like, ‘Oh, they get the IPF, and oh yeah it makes sense because it’s their facility.’” Other problems the team brought up at the meeting included a lack of proper lighting on the field, not having

their batting cages covered and better protection for coaches in the batting cages. Another point of focus included having taller bleachers because the newest parking lot west of the softball field and the adjacent Moby Arena parking lot team up to create a glare that makes the ball hard to see for fielders. “We’ve had to forfeit games in the past because we didn’t have the lights to finish the game,” Evans said. “They were receptive on that, same with wanting to cover our outdoor batting cages, they were pretty receptive on that.” Maybe the most significant and long-term change the team asked for was one see EQUALITY on page 10 >>


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NEWS Monday, April 16, 2018



Alumni Association to hold upcoming ‘I Love CSU Day’ By Matt Bailey @mattnes1999

The Colorado State University Alumni Association will be holding “I Love CSU Day” this Wednesday, a day for students to show their Ram pride and celebrate CSU. “We have a governor’s proclamation every year that signs April 18 over as ‘I Love CSU Day,’ and so it’s a day just to show your colors and be excited about the University,” said Amy Jo Miller, Director of Marketing and Communications at CSU. During “I Love CSU Day,” there will be green hearts planted across campus, mainly outdoors near the academic areas of campus where students will be walking from class to class. The Alumni Association is not only aiming only make a visual impact on campus with the green hearts, but it is also seeking to spread engagement on campus, Miller said. Students can take a heart when they find one and bring it over to the Smith Alumni Center in exchange for free coffee and donuts. “I think it’s going to take a

little bit for that to catch on and for people to understand that they can actually take the hearts, but the point there is to just seek some engagement around that and bring people back to the Alumni Center,” Miller said. Students are highly encouraged to wear green clothing and CSU gear during “I Love CSU Day” to display Ram pride and to spread green all around campus, and to post selfies on social media platforms using #ILoveCSUDay, Miller said. There will be people riding around campus on golf carts during “I Love CSU Day” looking for people dressed in green clothing and CSU gear, and they will be handing out swag from Athletics and the CSU bookstore, items from the Alumni Association and CSU bookstore coupons, Miller said. There will also be some activities taking place at the Student Recreation Center and the Morgan Library, and the CSU Police Department and the Health Center will also be involved. The Alumni Association will be conducting a social campaign

Students walk under the Colorado State University Cam the Ram logo on the ceiling of the Lory Student Center. Colorado State will celebrate “I Love CSU Day” on Wednesday, April 18. PHOTO BY BROOKE BUCHAN COLLEGIAN

during “I Love CSU Day.” The campaign will be directed towards CSU alumni across the nation in which they can share why they love CSU. The overriding purpose of “I Love CSU Day” is for students to

show their pride in CSU. “The main thing is for students to be seen wearing green,” Miller said. “That’s really the big message that we want to get out, to wear your green, wear your Ram gear and deck yourself

out with your Ram pride on Wednesday. Hopefully you get to take advantage of some of the cool things that are happening because of that.” Matt Bailey can be reached at


NEWS Monday, April 16, 2018


Think Tank: Free Speech Summit addresses free speech on campus By Meagan Stackpool @meaganstackpool

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity hosted the “Think Tank: Free Speech Summit” on Friday to discuss free speech within college campuses. The event began with opening speeches from Shannon Archibeque-Engle, director of assessment and strategic initiatives for the VPD, and Mary Ontiveros, the vice president for diversity and the chair for Colorado Assistance of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.  The summit was comprised of three breakout sessions, featuring a variety of discussions related to free speech, and had 150 people registered to attend.  The event centered around balancing the freedom of speech while protecting students with marginalized identities. “One strategy, of course, could be a deliberate and purposeful choice to ignore the issue all together ... And we have actually heard people talk about how they believe that that is whats happening on these campuses,” Ontiveros said. “Or, we could choose to learn more and to educate our (faculty, students and staff) about the issue. In my view it is essential in higher education, and to our students, that we opt for an educational strategy.” Archibeque-Engle explained why an event like this is important.

“It is a phenomenal opportunity for us to engage in this conversation, to honor the first amendment which is incredibly important to political discourse on the campus which is what universities are all about and to support our students with (marginalized) identities so they feel safe enough to learn” Archibeque-Engle said. One of the larger events of the day was the Presidents Panel. The Presidents of Colorado State University and CSU-Pueblo as well as the Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver sat on the panel. CSU President Tony Frank addressed questions about the university not speaking out against certain groups on campus. He explained in the past, while in the position of provost office, he had been requested to encourage a professor who didn’t believe in climate change sciences to stick to his own field of study, as some felt it was discrediting CSU. Frank explained that he declined, adding he felt it would be wrong to muzzle a faculty voice because it was unpopular. He further stated that this type of situation is analogous to some situations on campus.  “We have to work to make sure that we are open to (all different points of view),” Frank said. “You don’t really want the university and administration to be the arbiter of who can and can’t say what.”

The event moved on to a discussion about marginalized identities and the freedom of speech, entitled “Supporting Impacted Students, Lessons Learned.” This discussion was led by Kathy Sisneros, the assistant vice president for Student Affairs, Janaye Matthews, a peer coordinator in the Black and African American Cultural Center and Selam Tewahade, a peer coordinator for the B/AACC, an inclusive community assistant for Residence Life and a member of the President’s Multicultural Student Advisory Counsel. The discussion focused on minority students and their reactions to the administration’s handling of bias related incidents on campus, as well as the progress that students and administration are pushing for. “In an institution, as you know, nothing moves quickly,” Sisneros said. “That does not mean that there’s not progress being made.” Sisneros also addressed the frustration students have over hate speech on campus and what some students saw as a lack of action. “One of the greatest frustrations on our campus just like a lot of others (is that) we have hateful rhetoric happening out on the plaza right now,” Sisneros said. Tewahade advised students who are not being threatened

Ria Vigil delivers a speech to an audience titled, “First Amendment: The Law, Free Speech and our Opportunity” during the Think Tank: Free Speech Summit held in the Lory Student Center on Friday, April 13.


to stand up for marginalized groups even when they are not in the room, adding “silence is compliance.” President of CSU-Pueblo, Timothy Mottet, expressed the importance of the summit, and of discovering what free speech really means.  “This is an ongoing conversation that is really

just beginning... there’s a lot in front of us. (So) in the spectrum I think we’re at the front end of the conversation, not in the middle or toward the end,” Mottet said. “We’re starting the conversation.” Meagan Stackpool can be reached at news@collegian. com.


Deputies investigate shooting near Timberline Road By Austin Fleskes @Austinfleskes07

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred near North Timberline Road on April 14. According to a press release by the LCSO, at approximately 12:27 p.m. reports were received of a shooting at a home on the 400 block of North Timberline Road. “The investigation thus far has revealed that a 27-year-old Fort Collins man was shot one time by an unknown suspect,” explained the report. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and treated with non-life threatening injuries.  The Larimer County Regional SWAT team was mobilized to assist in clearing

residences around where the shooting occurred as a safety precaution. The suspect in the investigation fled the scene prior to the arrival of deputies. As of now the suspect is unknown. No further information has been released at this time, as the investigation is ongoing. However, the LCSO has expressed that there is no known threat to the public. Anyone with information about this incident or any crime has been asked to call the LCSO at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970221-6868. Callers can remain anonymous and are possibly eligible for a cash reward. Austin Fleskes can be reached at news@collegian. com.

NEWS Monday, April 16, 2018



Speakers discuss future of technology in sixth biennial ISTeC Symposium By Matt Bailey @mattnes1999

“Acceleration: Keeping Up with the Speed of Innovation” was this year’s theme for the sixth biennial Information Science and Technology Center FutureVisions Symposium held at the Lory Student Center Theater from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Nine speakers gave speeches and presented their research, focusing on topics surrounding technology in the near future, such as the internet, digital security and virtual reality. “We have a tremendous opportunity for us as educators,” said Patrick Burns, vice president for information technology at Colorado State University. “We saw where we need to go today.” After Burns gave opening remarks, Pew Research Center Director of Internet and Technology Research Lee Rainie delivered his presentation on the future of the internet. Beth Plale, science advisor for public access at the National Science Foundation, followed Rainie by giving a presentation on how data is shared. The next speaker was Steve Goeringer, a principal security architect at CableLabs, who talked about how technology is constantly becoming more innovative and

is always changing, and how, in the future, people will need to work on protecting digital security and privacy. “Technology is about people and giving them great experiences in their life,” Goeringer said. “It’s about using technology to help people make the most of every second. Technology is a major contributor to making your future a better place and it’s worth putting in some real effort into protecting it.” Estee Beck, assistant professor of Professional and Technical Writing and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington, presented on psychometrics in social media. Beck particularly focused on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which the political data firm Cambridge Analytica directed provocative posts from fake accounts and bots, fake news stories and millions of unsolicited messages to Facebook users. “I am going to issue a call for all of the students who are here today,” Beck said. “When faculty and business leaders and politicians say to the next generation that we look to you for the solutions, we really do mean it, but we are also looking for you to contribute novel and innovative ideas.” Don Dulchinos, president

of Smart Home and Away, gave his presentation on the interconnectivity of future devices. Dulchinos explained how everyday items are becoming technologically connected. For instance, Dulchinos said with companies now taking items such as watches, thermostats and even forks to make everything technologically interconnected, his house has become a smart home. “I left the house this morning, I was in a rush, my wife had already gone back out, and to this moment, I don’t know if the garage door closed or not,” Dulchinos said. “But there’s smart garage openers now. You can actually get an app that does that.” Whole Infrastructure Systems for Resilliant Development, LLC. Chief Geospatial Officer Shannon McElvaney spoke about how digital mapping is being used in everyday life. McElvaney discussed the innovation of digital mapping since the early 1960s, and he explained that digital mapping can be used for smart farming and to monitor electrical lines, gas lines and sewage systems, among other systems. “Some of this can be rather bizarre and rather invasive, and we’re already starting to

Dr. Beth Plale explains the cycle of data that circulates the internet. She and other technology experts spoke on topics such as security, privacy, future of the internet and digital mapping. PHOTO BY BRANDON MENDOZA COLLEGIAN

see some of this happen, but it will start to happen more,” McElvaney said. “It’s been talked about for ten years, 15 years and it hasn’t really taken on, but I think that it is going to now just with all the technology that we see today.” Following McElvaney’s presentation, vice president for research at CSU Alan S. Rudolph, distinguished technologist in the Workstation Division at Hewlett Packard in Fort Collins Paul Martin and NVIDIA Corporation

Business Director Will Wade gave presentations during a 30-minute ignite session. Rudolph, Martin and Wade talked about the past, present and future of augmented and virtual reality, discussing the potential services that could come about. “All of this together, everything we heard today, is coming together to create this connected world,” McElvaney said. Matt Bailey can be reached at


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Deputy assaulted following vehicle pursuit By Austin Fleskes @AustinFleskes07

This article was last updated on April 15 at 7:41 p.m. A Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been assaulted following a vehicle pursuit in Loveland on April 14. At 9:23 p.m., LCSO deputies received information regarding a blue 1997 Honda Accord that failed to stop following a traffic stop. Deputies located the vehicle in the area of North Garfield Avenue and East 57 Street in Loveland. A press release by the LCSO exlained that “Deputies observed traffic violations and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle failed to pull over and a pursuit was initiated.”  The driver drove south on Garfield, reaching speeds of 40 miles per hour. The deputies were able to successfully deploy StarChase, a Global Positioning System vehicle pursuit tracking device, and

deputies stopped pursuing the vehicle. “Deputies were able to track the vehicle remotely to a residence on the 400 block of Crescent Drive in Loveland,” the report said. Deputies contacted the driver, who was identified as 28-year-old Eric C. Guerin, at his residence in Loveland. Guerin physically resisted arrest while holding his 2-year-old child. Deputies tried to rescue the child but were unsuccessful and Guerin dropped the child. The child did not sustain injuries from the drop.  Guerin continued to resist and attempted to take the deputy’s firearm during the struggle, but was unsuccessful and was taken into custody.  While Guerin was being arrested, his father, 55-yearold Eric M. Guerin, arrived at the residence and began to obstruct the investigation. He was taken in to custody as well.  After the arrest, a deputy

was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. As a precautionary measure, Guerin was also transported to a local hospital. Eric C. Guerin was booked on allegation of second-degree assault, vehicular eluding, disarming a peace officer, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, child abuse and disregarding a traffic control device.  Eric M. Guerin was booked on allegations of operating a motor vehicle while license under restraint, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer. Both parties are still in custody, and booking photos have been released.  No further information will be released.  Austin Fleskes can be reached at news@collegian. com.



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OPINION Monday, April 16, 2018


LTTE: Wow, I love the student newspaper By A Nice Reader @CSUcollegian

Editor’s note: This is a satire piece from the opinion section of the Collegian. Real names may be used in fictitious/semifictitious ways. Those who do not like reading editor’s notes are subject to being offended. Dear Editor, In response to The Collegian’s work this year, I just wanted to say that you all are doing a great job. Contrary to pretty much every other reader you have, I find myself so energized about

the future of journalism that I wanted to say it publically. Curiously, I agree with the way you have handled every news story this year, even the one that I was affiliated with. I know you have to provide a balanced perspective, so when you quoted That One Guy who hated my event and my campus community, I didn’t get upset with you. I got upset with him, because he sucks, not the paper. Man, I just realized, you guys have to deal the That One Guy all the time. That is probably a lot of work.

I read the paper every day, and when I read an opinion I disagree with, I often find myself thinking “huh, that’s a different opinion,” and continue living my life. It’s pretty impressive that full-time students have the time to put together a newspaper every day. By the way, would you mind writing a brief about my event on April 20? Letters may be sent to When submitting letters, please abide by the guidelines listed at


NOPE DOPE Working on papers that are 150 pages or longer.

Having out-of-country travel plans.

Less than one month until graduation.

Less than one month until graduation.

Eating too much food after telling yourself you wouldn’t.

FINALLY getting accepted into grad school.

Still having no idea what you’re doing with your life (this summer). When all your friends are graduating in a month.

Getting the internships or jobs you wanted. #success Discounts. Just discounts.


OPINION Monday, April 16, 2018

College essay tests deserve to die NATIONAL

By James Murphy The Los Angeles Times

Every year more than a million students pay an extra fee to do the optional essay section of the SAT and ACT, though according to a Princeton Review analysis only 27 colleges and universities in the country require submission of an essay score. Half of those 27 schools are in California, which means the Golden State is wellpositioned to put an end to what is a huge waste of time and money for millions of high school students and their parents each year. Harvard announced in March that it will no longer require the SAT essay. The University of California and Stanford should kill off this test once and for all. Having students write an essay as part of the SAT and ACT sounds like a good idea. The ability to put thoughts into words matters a great deal in school and beyond, and many students are ill-prepared to write with the frequency and sophistication college studies require. The ACT essay test asks students to take a position on an issue. The SAT asks them to write a rhetorical analysis

of a published argument. The problem is that students’ scores on these exercises don’t indicate much about how they will perform in the classroom, which is what these tests are supposed to reveal. When the College Board redesigned the SAT and made the essay optional in 2016, it admitted as much: “While the College Board remains steadfast in its commitment to the importance of analytic writing for all students ... one single essay historically has not contributed significantly to the overall predictive power of the exam.” It is no surprise, then, that so few colleges require the SAT and ACT essays or that, even among those that do, there is little indication that any of them use the essay to determine whether to accept an applicant. And yet 1.2 million students in the Class of 2017 dutifully wrote at least one SAT essay, and about 1.1 million did the ACT essay. The essay takers made up 70 percent of those who sat for the SAT, and 53 percent of those who took the ACT. We surmise that the numbers are so high because too many students are unsure whether the colleges

they apply to will want it. They take it just in case. It’s a costly “just in case,” especially in aggregate. The total amount of money spent on taking the essay tests isn’t easy to calculate, many students take these tests multiple times, and neither the College Board nor ACT publicly talks about how much they take in each year on essay tests alone. But we can do some rough math. It costs as much as $14 to add the essay portion to the SAT, and as much as $16.50 to add it to the ACT, on top of the $46 for each test. The test makers absorb some or all of the costs for low-income students, about 20 percent of test takers. If 20 percent of the Class of 2017’s essay-test takers paid absolutely nothing to the College Board and to ACT, the companies still would have collected more than $25 million for an educational measurement almost no college wants and even fewer use. Those millions are not coming just from students’ families. In more than half the states, the SAT or ACT is offered during school hours and the states’ taxpayers foot the bill, at full fare for some

students and at discounted rates for low-income students. “School day” testing is smart public policy; research shows that offering inschool, free-to-the-student exams increases the number of students who attend college. But it’s not smart for states to pay for the extra essay section. Thirteen states add that cost to their testing, and in 10 of them – Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming – there are no schools that require the SAT or ACT essay. Some states may pay to include the essay portion because they are required to test writing skills in their 11th grade assessments. But, just as there is no evidence that the SAT and ACT essay are good predictors of college performance, there are no published studies showing that the tests are valid for assessing state writing standards. In fact, a recent report argues that the exams’ “lack of alignment with states’ college- and careerready standards means that they are not the assessments to use for accountability purposes.” The California Legislature is

considering AB 1951, which would require the state superintendent to select the SAT or ACT as a replacement for the SBAC test that is now administered to all high school juniors (SBAC stands for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). Because so many 11th graders need and want to take the SAT or the ACT (or both) for their college applications, eliminating the SBAC would streamline the testing regimen for schools and ease students’ test-anxiety levels as well. But the choice should be between the SAT or the ACT without the essay test. Unfortunately, that bit of streamlining will never happen as long as California schools demand the essay score for admittance, especially the behemoth UC system and Stanford. For the sake of the state budget and families’ private pocketbooks, and for high schoolers in California and across the country who have enough testing worries without the useless essay, the SAT and ACT writing test should be dropped. California, you have the power: Kill the essays. Content courtesy of Tribune News Service.


Trigger warnings are a problem, not a solution Lauren Wilson @LaurenKealani

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. College is the optimal time to open one’s mind to new ideas, especially those that challenge one’s so-called “comfort zones.” But, trigger warnings are getting in the way of this self-growth. As defined by the Oxford English dictionary, a trigger warning is “a statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc. alerting the reader or viewer to the fact that it contains potentially distressing material.” These verbal alerts were originally created in online forums to help those with post-traumatic stress disorder avoid perturbing content that may be associated with trauma like sexual assault, violence or self-harm. Although they intend to prevent harm, trigger warnings on college campuses are problematic for a number of reasons. They hinder the

recovery process from traumatic experiences and can worsen mental health. They enable students to shelter themselves from ideas and opinions intended to be educational. They also create an unrealistic idea of how sensitive and accommodating the world and workplace will be postgraduation. In recent years, the use of trigger warnings has become increasingly common. In 2016, “triggered” was the top-ranked emerging word on Google, with such notifications spreading beyond the internet to print media and even college classrooms. Some college professors are now incorporating trigger warnings into their syllabi and course materials, whether such notifications are mandatory or not. A survey by NPR found that 51 percent of college professors had used trigger warnings, even though only 1.8 percent of those surveyed belonged to institutions with official policies concerning their use.  Trauma is a common, virtually unavoidable part of life. Although it is something everyone experiences, only 7-8 percent of people go on to develop symptoms of PTSD, as reported by the National Center for PTSD.

Environmental triggers for those with PTSD are difficult to predict. Although warning a student of potentially disturbing content may help reduce physical and psychological reactions, avoiding content entirely is not actually beneficial in the long run, according to a 2017 article published in the journal “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.” . In general, professionals agree that in order for those with trauma-based psychiatric conditions to recover and live their lives to the fullest, it is necessary for the affected to address their past experiences, not run from them. Prolonged-exposure therapy is strongly recommended as a fundamental practice in the treatment of PTSD, according to American Psychological Association guidelines. PET involves “reexperiencing” the trauma by confronting memories and reminders associated with the event. Other treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy, both of which involve revisiting, confronting and discussing the trauma. There are many students who have experienced trauma

but may not be diagnosed with PTSD, usually due to lack of diagnostic symptoms and/or comprehensive assessment by mental health professionals. This does not mean their struggles are any less valid, but it also does not mean they should avoid all “triggering” material. In addition to stunting the recovery process, the use of trigger warnings may shelter students from educational content. Earlier this week, without issuing a trigger warning a professor of mine played a documentary discussing the Bang Bang Club, a group of conflict photojournalists. One of the members of the organizations committed suicide because he felt unable to cope with all the atrocities he had witnessed. Despite its graphic content and difficult subject matter, not one of the 30-some students— some of whom are veterans—felt the need to leave the classroom. After the film, we went on to have a great discussion about the ethical responsibilities of journalists. So while students certainly have the right to avoid content that makes them anxious, professors should encourage students to challenge themselves to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. To

remain curious, no matter what difficulties arise, can help one learn far more than what is contained within the pages of a trigger-free textbook. A college campus is made up of many individuals who have experienced extremely unpleasant situations. Those who have been fortunate enough to avoid significant trials and trauma will encounter them in due time.  Traumatic events take place every minute, affecting countless lives and often contributing to public health care costs, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. As frightening as the world may be, it is also marked by indescribable instances of joy, compassion and beauty. Constantly highlighting its negative elements, its “triggering” phenomena, detracts from the happiness that can be found in everyday life, from a thoughtprovoking film to an expertly crafted piece of literature. Rather than issuing trigger warnings that discourage engagement, perhaps we should lead with a list of all the ways the associated content can inform, enlighten and heal. Lauren Willson can be reached at

SPORTS Monday, April 16, 2018


Rams fall to Army in first round of playoffs By Evan Grant @EGrantSports

The Colorado State club rugby team took the field for their first playoff matchup against Army Friday night at the Intramural Fields at Colorado State University. The matchup tested the resilience of the Rams one more time this season after an already tough, obstacle-filled spring campaign. CSU fell to Army in their first playoff game this year. After a quick penalty kick for CSU in the first minutes of the game, the Rams took a 3-0 lead, which would soon be lost and not regained for the remainder of the game. Three unanswered scores for Army gave them a 26-3 lead over the Rams before CSU was able to respond with a score of their own cutting the lead to 26-10. CSU was never able to get back on top after Army added four more scores to their total while CSU only added another one to their tally, giving Army the win 52-15 over the Rams at the end of the game. “Considering the challenges, we played the game with considerable tenacity,” head coach Rod Hartley said. “With highlight performances from Jacob Russell, our acting captain, senior lock forward Duncan Frost’s scoring trys, and Max Weylan with a strong game at fly half, kicking our extra points and directing our backline play.” The Rams’ season ended

with the loss to Army, but despite the loss, the Rams had much to celebrate and hold their heads high about. After a coaching switch mid-season and a few injuries to key players including the loss of captain Liam Wynne, who broke his jaw in the Utah State game, what the Rams were able to accomplish this season was impressive given the adversity. “This team showed remarkable resilience and composure in a hard-fought game with injuries to our starting lineup that had us digging deep into our reserve players, some of whom (were) playing their first game with the D-I squad,” Hartley said. The Rams will hope to be back next season even better after a successful campaign this year which saw many new faces on the roster. “This team has been nationally ranked for the past few years and have completed two unbeaten runs in conference play in order to be able to host a first round playoff game for the Collegiate National Championship,” Hartley said. “With a great group of young freshmen Joe Rusert Cuddy, Max Weylan, Austin Dozier and Scott Nies and returning senior leaders like Anton Barlow, Matt Peppercorn and Ben Prenter, the future of CSU men’s rugby is looking bright.” Evan Grant can be reached at


THE DOWNTOWN ARTERY IS EVOLVING My wife and I, with our toddler in tow, stopped in for brunch at the artery, located at 254 Linden Street. We sat with Maxwell, one of the curators at the Downtown Artery, and he explained to me the concept of how the space has morphed, with input from employees, into a creative music venue, art exhibit, bar and restaurant. Max introduced us to Ash, the Culinary Director and Nathaniel, the Libation Savant, my words, Nathaniel is way too humble to self promote. The three of them have put their creative stamp on Fort Collins, through music, art and food, check out the Artery for brunch, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 2pm to see what I mean. Here’s a bit of what we tasted from the “Dictator Menu”: When life gives you lenin – A sweet crepe with lemon caramel and candied lemon slices. (Yes F’ing candied lemon slices!) I’m still thinking about it. It’s consuming me. Hakuna Frittata – Kale, tomato & goat cheese, served with a green salad. Very similar to a quiche, with attitude. Latkes (Potato Pancakes) – served with creamy dipping sauce. If you like dill, order two. Eat some, take some home, eat later that evening. We ordered these for the toddler knowing she couldn’t possibly eat it all! Oh, tiny, sweet fool. Ash also made us a rosemary and anise scone, topped with a lemon glaze. Nathaniel crafted a delicious espresso coffee drink and we took it all in. Full, satiated. Content. Find your contentment at the Downtown Artery.

Jacob Russell catches the ball from a lineout pass during the playoff game against Army on April 13. The Rams lost 52-15 to end their season. PHOTO BY ASHLEY POTTS COLLEGIAN

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CSU continues climb up MW Equality standings with series win >> from page 1

By Mack Beaulieu @Macknz_James

The Colorado State softball team added another series victory to its conference resume over the weekend as they took two out of three from the Utah State University Aggies. With no sweeps for or against the Rams in conference play, they’ve built a 7-5 record and currently sit third in the Mountain West. Caught in another series of crushing the ball or getting into pitcher’s duels, the Rams won two out of three games behind the strength of their pitching staff and the bats of a couple of the usual suspects in Lauren Buchanan and Sarah Muzik. Originally scheduled to start on Friday, the teams had to hold off until Saturday and play a double-header as the weather in Utah didn’t comply. Bridgette Hutton went the distance again, as she’s done many times this year, and only allowed three hits while striking out eight batters in the Rams’ game one win on Saturday. The Rams scattered base runners throughout the game, but only put up runs in the third and sixth as Buchanan and Muzik combined for most of the team’s offense. Buchanan drove in Muzik twice, while the other run came from a Muzik RBI that drove in Ashley Michelena to account for all of the Rams’ production in the 3-0 win. Hitting first and second in the lineup, the two have been big for the Rams all year. “I cant say enough about

Muzik’s speed,” coach Jen Fisher said. “She’s such a huge part of the team and it’s been really fun to watch those two at the top of the lineup. They’re really setting the tone for our team, they set the plate and they get on any way they can.” The next game wasn’t as frustrating for the Rams’ lineup, but it resulted in a loss as the Aggies also broke out of their game one funk. The Rams pushed across six runs on 13 hits, but the Aggies had an unusually strong day against four Rams’ pitchers, three of which are currently sitting in the top ten for ERA in the Mountain West. “Typically we hit our corners a little better,” Young said. “We were just leaving it on the plate a little too much I think. (The Aggies) did have a couple of nice hits on pretty good pitches, so credit to them.” The Rams led for most of the game, started by Kaylynn Pierce. But after taking a 4-0 lead, the Aggies came back with three runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to make the game 7-4. After helping build the original 4-0 lead with an RBI each, Buchanan and Amber Nelson added runs in the sixth and seventh, respectively. However, Nelson was stranded on second as the next three batters went down in order to bring the game to its 7-6 final. Hutton started the third game of the series after serving in relief in the second. With the help of Pierce and timely hitting the Rams were able to secure a close 6-4 victory. In the series finale, Buchanan once again got the Rams on the

board early with a groundout RBI that scored Muzik in the first and Haley Donaldson followed with a solo home run to make it 2-0 after one inning. The Rams cooled off after the first. They were held scoreless for the next two innings and after the Aggies stranded runners in the first and second, they grabbed two runs off Hutton, who used a timely strikeout in the bottom of the third to stop the Aggies’ run. Buchanan was back at it in the fourth to give the Rams a 3-2 lead on an RBI double, but so were the Aggies as they grabbed two more runs off Hutton before Kaylynn Pierce entered in relief. It was a feat to get four runs in 3.2 innings off a pitcher sporting a 2.61 ERA at the time, but Pierce shut the Aggies down from there after struggling in her start the day before. “It was great to see Pierce come back really strong today,” Fisher said. “They squared her up a couple of times on a couple of really good pitches (yesterday), but she came back really strong today.” After falling behind 4-3 after the fourth, Danni Klein put the Rams ahead for good with a two RBI single to make it 5-4. Corina Gamboa added one more run to bring it to the 6-4 final. The Rams will play again this coming weekend as they host San Jose State with a chance to move above them into second in the Mountain West. Mack Beaulieu can be reached at

of representation as they suggested a committee be formed to monitor this issue in the future. “We did mention having a committee, where we have some of the athletic administration and two or three of our players and our coach,” Evans said. “Just to make sure people are accountable and we see what we want to see.” Overall, Evans felt the administration was receptive,

but the team still feels uneasy about what’s to come. “I think for the most part, they listened to us,” Evans said. “We don’t think of them as bad people by any means, we respect them. That’s why we came to them and that’s why we had the meeting with them. I guess we’ll really see what happens. There’s still kind of a little bit of feeling of unrest because we walked out of that meeting thinking, ‘We don’t know how that went.’” Time will tell. Mack Beaulieu can be reached at sports@collegian. com.


Offense shows improvements during second scrimmage By Colin Barnard @ColinBarnard_

With one week remaining in spring football, Colorado State completed its second scrimmage session of practices Sunday afternoon. In what was more of an abbreviated scrimmage than last week’s, the offense showed improvements during a competitive session while the defense remained steady. The scrimmage period of the practice consisted of drives starting from the 25-yard line, red-zone scoring opportunities, two-point plays and a oneminute situation. Stats were not kept on the day, but coach Mike Bobo saw improvement from the first scrimmage. “I thought it was a pretty good day, there was better execution by the offense,” Bobo said. “There were zero turnovers, had a couple explosive plays. The onedefense did a really good job after the first series.” The first-team offense started the first drive with a long pass to Preston Williams that eventually led to a score. The second-team defense halted the twos on offense on consecutive possessions to end the first set of drives. In the red-zone scenarios, the success flipped as the first-team offense was held to two field goals while the second-teamers converted two touchdowns. During the oneminute drill, the first- and second-teams each had one opportunity. After allowing the one-offense to drive into field goal range, Tre Thomas blocked the field goal opportunity to halt the drive. The two-defense also stopped the offense on its

one-minute drill. In the final scenario of the day, the defense stopped both two-point plays. An area of concern from last week, Bobo thought the quarterb ack play improved Sunday. Justice McCoy ran with the first-team offense while J.C. Robles handled work with the second-team. During the first scrimmage, McCoy completed 10-of-18 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown. Robles struggled, completing 4-of-11 passes and throwing two interceptions. Though stats were not kept, Bobo was pleased with the play from both signal callers. “I thought Justice did a nice job when he was in there, drove the team down and had a couple nice completions. He had one missed assignment on one RPO I can remember,” Bobo said. “J.C. made a couple nice passes in red-zone work with the twos for touchdowns.” That said, Bobo is still looking for a quarterback to separate himself. While the play improved, he recognizes there’s still big leaps to be made. “They’re still trying to figures themselves out a little bit,” Bobo said. “They’ve got to take a little bit more ownerships of the football team, and somebody’s got to take charge. That’s what an offense, and sometimes a football team, is looking for is somebody to take charge. They haven’t taken that next step to take charge yet.” The Rams will practice on Wednesday and Friday before concluding spring football with the Green and Gold game in the on-campus stadium on Saturday at 12 p.m. Colin Barnard can be reached at sports@collegian. com.

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‘Minding The Gap’ looks at generations of familial dysfunction By Nick Botkin @dudesosad

Skateboarding as a release. Dysfunctional families. Identity. These were the subjects that Bing Liu’s documentary, “Minding The Gap” addressed. An ambitious effort, the documentary strove to weave these themes together, while exploring the friendship forged by three young men over skateboarding. And it was a generally strong effort, replete with pathos. Directed by Liu, and produced by Liu and Diane Quon, the movie was screened at The Lyric Cinema in Fort Collins. The movie was shown as part of ACT’s Human Rights Film Festival. The movie’s subjects are Liu himself, along with friends Zack Mulligan and Keire Johnson. The movie opens on a note of release and possibility. We see Mulligan and Johnson on their skateboards, deftly maneuvering the streets and corners of economically depressed Rockford, Illinois. Full of goodnatured banter, the friends clearly relish their experience. 

“If I was having a mental breakdown, I would not call my mom. I would call my friends.” KEIRE JOHNSON SUBJECT

All too quickly, it becomes clear that skateboarding is a segue into the real story, which is the friends’ struggles. The film constantly shifts point of view, perhaps a little too quickly, allowing the characters to reveal their stories. Familial upheaval and a need to forge identities are at the heart of their emotional turmoil. “Skateboarding is more of a family than my family,” one of the characters says. “We formed a family because no one was looking out for us.” Liu and Johnson both describe experiencing beatings at the hands of a stepfather and father respectively. Mulligan describes coming from a rigid, conservative family.  “They were pushing me into this mold of what they thought was a good person,” Mulligan says. On top of that, his mother left when he was two, adding another layer of emotional complication.

The movie’s strength is studying how familial dysfunction affects subsequent generations. Mulligan is a particular case study. Mulligan already has a child with his girlfriend Nina. Both struggle to find stability, engaging in constant fights, partly over her desire to drink and stay out late. Mulligan claims he wants to help his son succeed. Yet, Mulligan himself is struggling.

FUN FACT: Before he was eight, director Bing Liu moved from China, to Alabama, to California, finally ending up in Rockford, Illinois. Mulligan seeks empty comfort in beer and pot-smoking sessions. In addition, he also faces allegations of domestic violence, something the movie could have addressed further. It could have tried to delve further into Mulligan’s understanding of himself, especially in relation to his family. This could have helped viewers further understand Mulligan, without condoning his behavior. This is especially glaring, considering the movie’s overall strength in exploring difficult questions. Liu himself directly confronts his mother over his stepfather in wonderful, yet awkward exchanges. I will not give away the film’s ending, but suffice it to say, it offers hints of hope. Those expecting a neatly packaged ending will be disappointed, however. The characters all come across as three-dimensional and memorable and their stories will inevitably haunt viewers for some time to come. The movie was followed by a question and answer session with Quon and Johnson, who were both in attendance. They addressed a number of topics. These included Quon’s previous film projects, Johnson’s impressions of seeing his life on screen, along with Johnson’s decision to move to Denver. “Everyone seemed happy,” Johnson said of his move. “No gunshots. It seemed like a better environment for me.” Another question concerned Johnson’s relationship with his skateboarding friends. Did he still consider them family? The answer was affirmative. Nick Botkin can be reached at

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‘Crime + Punishment’ sheds light on the NYPD’s racially-charged, illegal actions By Claire Oliver @claire_oliver21

Prejudice runs deep into the roots of American history. And today it is present in the very institutions that are supposed to be keeping our citizens safe including our police departments. “Crime + Punishment,” a film by Stephen Maing, was shown at Colorado State University’s ACT Human Rights Film Festival. The film focused on racial injustices in the New York Police Department. It centered around the “NYPD 12” a group of 12 New York cops who were singled out in their precincts for not meeting quotas for

summons and are fighting to shed light on the NYPD’s discriminatory practices.  

“We just got to start from the bottom. If we just swipe clean everything I think we can build the justice system better.” JESSICA PEREZ MOTHER OF PEDRO HERNANDEZ

Quotas represent a certain number of arrests in a precinct that have to be reached by a certain time and are officially illegal in New York. Or so it

would seem. According to Maing’s film, $900 million of the city’s revenue is made from summons. And in order to keep the cash flow going, the commissioners in each precinct tell cops to stake out certain minority neighborhoods to bring in more arrests. In order to meet this unrealistic expectation, minority groups were targeted and many were wrongly imprisoned including Pedro Hernandez, a teenager from New York. He was accused of open firing on a group of arguing teenagers when in reality Hernandez was nowhere near the incident.

Hernandez’s case was also part of the film.   Hernandez and his mother, Jessica Perez, hired a private investigator, Manny Gomez, to dig deeper into the crime and to no one’s surprise he found evidence maintaining Hernandez’s innocence. Not only that but he found video proving Hernandez was not the one who fired into the crowd.  After eight months of detainment at Rikers Island, Hernandez posted bail with the help of a charity called Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization who helped raise $100,000. The bail was originally set at $250,000, an amount that Perez would

never be able to pay out of pocket.   Hernandez maintained his innocence up until trial when the case was dismissed by the city after Gomez discovered the identity of the real shooter as well as the video evidence of Hernandez’s innocence. The city had originally promised a long trial process so an easy dismissal was even further proof of corruption within the justice system in New York.   For the “NYPD 12,” they are still fighting to prove the use of illegal quotas within NYPD precincts. Their case was dismissed by the city even before evidence was put forth, and the case now sits in limbo.  see PUNISHMENT on page 14 >>

Pedro Hernandez and his mom, Jessica Perez, discuss systemic issues with the New York Police Department in a Q&A at the third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival. Just moments before, the audience watched “Crime + Punishment,” a documentary by Stephen Maing that follows Hernandez’s unlawful detainment at Riker’s Island for attempted murder. He was held in the jail for 8 months on a $250,000 bail for a crime that was later dismissed without trial. PHOTO BY RANDI MATTOX COLLEGIAN

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Sexual assault, abuse survivors share their stories at Alt. Break Digital Shorts & Panel By Henry Netherland @NetherlandHenry

Sexual and domestic abuse survivors found solace in sharing their stories through film Thursday night. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, victims of abuse came together April 12 from 5-7 p.m. to discuss their experiences at the Alt. Break Digital Shorts & Panel. With the help of the Women and Gender Advocacy Center and Story Center, seven Colorado State University students were able to share their stories through short films. These storytellers included Victoria Benjamin with “Shadows,” Oliver Addams with “Name It,” Kimberly Brestin with “Dear Grandpa,” Theo McFarland with “Written On The Body,” Kaelynn Jensen with “A-Hand-MeDown-Graveyard,” Ally Kempf with “Progress” and “Mountain Girl” by Abigail Bearce. Every film shared a similar style in which a single speaker would recount their experiences and aftermaths within the span of a few minutes. Visually accompanying these stories included everything from illustrations, photos and video snippets. Before the beginning of each story, screens would ask a rhetorical question to the audience previewing the films. While StoryCenter assisted in the production aspect, it was primarily the storyteller’s creative vision that took the lead.

After all of the films were screened, the storytellers along with WGAC representatives held a panel where they discussed their experiences in the creation of the films.

“I wanted to make (the film) for the other little girls that were abused by family members and girls who grew up and were raped over and over.” KIMBERLY BRESTIN STUDENT FILMAKER

During the panel, Benjamin said she did not expect that telling her story would be as emotionally difficult as it turned out to be. “I’ve always said I’m cool you know,” she said. “(My experiences) have always been distant for me to where I’ve been able to say, ‘Yeah, I’m a domestic violence survivor. Yeah, I’m a sexual assault survivor. Yeah, I’ve survived child sexual abuse.’ And I’ve been okay with saying that. But, when it gets to actually telling a story, a specific story, it’s very emotionally charged, and I had a very difficult time with it.” All of the films were primarily created over the course of five days —Sunday through Friday— during spring break in Palisade, Colorado. During this time, the storytellers stayed together at a farm. Monday was

The student-produced films at a panel about sexual assault pose questions at the beginning of each film for the audience to ponder. PHOTO BY KATIE BOLAND COLLEGIAN

primarily dedicated to team building exercises between participants. On Tuesday, Story Center arrived, and they began recording. This was the first time WGAC has held an event like this, according to Casey Malsam, assistant director of victim advocacy for WGAC. It is confirmed that similar events will be held in the future, but it is unknown whether or not it will be annual. Brestin said she decided to share her experiences because

she wanted other victims of abuse to tell their stories. “I wanted to make (the film) for the other little girls that were abused by family members and girls who grew up and were raped over and over,” Brestin said. “I want other little girls to see that and see that I still made it to college. I still am doing really impactful things on campus. I want them to see that I survived this. I want to be the person for someone that I never got.” Kristy Kumar, assistant director of programming for

WGAC, said she was very pleased with the results of the event. “I’m so proud to have been a part of this experience,” she said. “We’re given a single narrative around interpersonal violence and ... I feel grateful for the gift of multiple counternarratives and being able to share a community with each other. It wasn’t about getting together and crying, it was about getting together and celebrating something, so I feel honored to be a part of that.” Henry Netherland can be reached at

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(04/16/18). Prosperity blesses your shared accounts this year. Disciplined and coordinated professional efforts raise your status. Spring strategizing gets ducks in a row for summer action, both at home and work. Together, you can move mountains. 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 — Cash flow rises today and tomorrow. Care for something you’ve been neglecting. Stick to basics. Act on previously laid groundwork. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — 9 — You’re especially confident and powerful. Check your course, and then full speed ahead. . GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — 7— Benefit from the foundations

you’ve built. Don’t spend what you don’t have. The action is behind the scenes. Clarify your direction. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — 9 — Reach out. Connect and check in with your people. Teamwork provides satisfying results. Share nostalgic moments with friends. Reflect on future possibilities. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — 9 — Provide leadership. Take on more responsibility over the next few days. Meet professional deadlines and goals. Grab an opportunity . VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — 8 — Long-distance travel and longterm possibilities beckon for a few days. You can solve a puzzle. Use something you’ve been saving. Study and learn. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — 9 — Handle practical financial priorities. Work out project details and update the budget. Friends offer good advice and connections. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — 9— Make a special connection. An

attraction is mutual. Collaborate on a shared passion, and profit from the fruits of your labors. You’re in sync. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — 9 — Take a step back to advance. Nurture your heart. Build your health, fitness and work upon previous foundations. You’re making a good impression. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — 8 — Relax, and play for a few days. Prioritize family and romance. Beauty and strong emotion inspire. Enjoy beloved people and activities. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — 7 — Domestic comforts draw you in. Provide support to someone you love. Persuade with grace. You have what others want. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — 8 — Previously blocked communications channels open. Connect the dots. Think outside the box. Invest in efficiency. Get the word out about a creative project.



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Punishment >> from page 12 After the film, there was a Q&A with both Perez and Hernandez. Perez spoke about her fight for better treatment of minorities in New York City and how she moved the family out from the place they were living in to avoid interaction with the police officers in the area. Hernandez spoke about his time behind bars and how he maintained his innocence despite being offered a lesser sentence if he pled guilty. The one aspect that made Hernandez stand out was his ability to keep a cool head and a strong demeanor throughout the entire process. “The temptation, it’s like being offered something

that you’ve always wanted,” Hernandez said during the Q&A session after the showing. “Say you’re 50-years-old and you always wanted something since you were 15. And every day you go out and try to get it but you still haven’t gotten it and now you are 50. Until finally someone comes up and offers it to you but you are about to go through a path that you don’t want to in order to get it.” Hernandez held strong and is now looking for reforms within the justice system for minority groups who are targeted for no other reason than being a minority.  “These are all programs that (the police) are all in charge of themselves,” Hernandez said after the film. “They can beat you up or something like that and maybe you sue. But in court, they can do whatever they want. They

can do legal things or illegal things. You can go to court you can win your case or not. But them being arrested or them being punished is not possible as of right now.” Perez agreed with her son, calling out the police and the District Attorney for their inhumanity.  “They don’t act human; they don’t see them as a father, a son, a cousin,” Perez said. “And they don’t believe in putting themselves in people’s shoes. So what we see is all these officers (the NYPD 12) trying to change the problem that we have in the justice system. I think that is the beginning…We’ve just got to start from the bottom. If we just swipe clean everything I think we can build the justice system better.” Claire Oliver can be reached at entertainment@

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