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Fort Collins, Colorado
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Volume 121 | No. 71
THE STUDENT VOICE OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY SINCE 1891
Why one CSU alumni questions the Peace Corps
With Thanksgiving Break nearly upon us (FINALLY!), the thoughts of some people turn to the noble and ancient pastime of hunting. It is the primordial human sport that has provided us both sustenance and entertainment. But hunting has also afforded us some strange rules, such as...
By AUSTIN BRIGGS The Rocky Mountain Collegian Waiting to rendezvous with a military convoy in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, CSU alum and Peace Corps volunteer Raul Moreno watched as a city of 232,000 people burned to the ground. Rioters sprinted by — Moreno vividly remembers one carrying a bow and arrow — as the sound of gunfire rang through the streets. Suddenly, in the midst of the chaotic scene, Moreno found himself at gunpoint. While hunting down minority Uzbeks, the occupants of a sedan driving through the chaos spotted the car Moreno was in and turned around for further inspection. A masked man jumped out of the car with a Kalashnikov rifle, yelling and demanding to know if any Uzbeks were in the car. “If any of you are Uzbeks, we will kill you all,” he cried. “No, no just Americans,” said the driver of the car containing Moreno and other American aid workers. The trigger man yanked open Moreno’s door. “We locked eyes, his glittery, angry and undecided,” Moreno said. “No Uzbeks,” Moreno said in Kyrgyz, his voice catching. The gunman got back in the sedan and seconds later they were gone. “And at that point the whole situation is reduced to just inhuman terms,” Moreno recalled of the incident. “It See CORPS on Page 5
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Carol Dollard is an award winning energy engineer at CSU, also the captain of the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department.
CSU engineer leads double existence
By KATE WINKLE The Rocky Mountain Collegian
A self-titled “diverse workaholic,” Carol Dollard is a utility engineer, firefighter and sustainability guru, and whatever she is working on at the moment is her favorite thing. Engineering has been a lifelong passion. Growing up during a time of oil embargos peaked Carol’s interest in alternative energy, which continues today in her work as an energy engineer with CSU’s Facilities Management. “My mom always teased me that I was going to be an engineer from the time I was about ten. My dad was an engineer and I just always grew up around engineers, and I’ve always been motivated to do that,” Carol said. She and her family moved to Rist Canyon in 1983, and within the next year Carol joined the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, where she volunteered for the past 30 years and is
now a fire captain. Carol is a confident, “top-notch” firefighter, according to Bob Gann, Fire Chief of the RCVFD. Gann said he can count on Carol to appropriately carry out duties and lead teams appropriately and safely. “She’s the kind of person you want to have on a fire. She can handle a number of roles and she can do all those well, whether its running a crew or dealing with the public. It’s a multifaceted job and she can do all those jobs,” Gann said. During this summer’s High Park Fire, she and many other firefighters were evacuated from their homes, only to return to the area to help combat the blaze. The RCVFD imparted knowledge of the terrain, community and resources that became a valuable asset when federal firefighters arrived to help. “It’s rewarding when we can help out members of our community,” Carol
said. “This summer obviously was sort of an epic summer for the fire department, and it was one of those times where you felt all of those hours of training really paid off and you were able to return something back to the community.” Eight of the RCVD firefighters lost their homes during the summer and their willingness to continue to serve other community members inspired Carol. Balance is key to being a firefighter, according to Gann. Knowledge and the ability to apply it to practical situations, whether actively fighting a fire or recognizing limits and focusing on safety. “What being a firefighter does is bring you a connection with reality, engineering or science can sometimes be somewhat disconnected from practical matters of executing project or research,” Gann said. “What firefighting See ENGINEER on Page 3
Dionne shares a message of unity in a divided world By AUSTIN BRIGGS The Rocky Mountain Collegian
One CSU student and approximately 300 community members filled the the Lory Student Center theatre last night to hear best selling author, Washington Post contributor and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, E.J. Dionne, talk about the relationship between politics and religion on the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Presented by the Theologian-in-Residence Program, the lecture was the fifth of sixth in a three-month speaker series: “The Second Vatican Council 50 Years later.” Called “the most important religious event of the 20th century” by John O’Malley, a Jesuit priest and University of Georgetown professor, the Second Vatican Council was a three year council held in Rome in 1962 by the Catholic Church that would set a course for the church in modern times. “It put everything on the
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table for the Roman Catholic Church,” said CSU History Professor and President of TIR Jared Orsi. “Liturgy, theology, relationships to other Christian denominations and relations to other non-Christian faiths.” The council produced a set of documents which revolutionized the Catholic Church and had effects that extended to the rest of the world. One of the more notable impacts was it created open dialogue between different religions. It also created more freedom, openness and tolerance within the Catholic Church. “There were statements on religion, religious liberty and self-determination, ending any sense you could be Catholic and anti-semite,” Dionne said. He added that for a long time Catholics had held the Jews responsible for the death of Christ. As a journalist, Dionne was able to cover the monumental visit of Pope John Paul II to a Roman synagogue in 1986,
In Pennsylvania, there is a law on the books that prevents fisherman from catching fish with hands, mouth and dynamite. Accosting a fish by these means may result in a $100 fine.
Tennessee hunters beware –– hunting in moving vehicles is illegal unless you are wheelchair-bound. No doubt the state legislature is trying to be fair to the hunted animals and inclusive to those with disabilities.
L.A. v. Moths
AUSTIN SIMPSON | COLLEGIAN
Washington Post contributer E.J. Dionne speaks at the Lory Student Center Theatre on Tuesday night.
where he prayed and spoke about the need of religious tolerance.
In the fractured social and political climate we live in, the ideals of open dialogue and ac-
ceptance that came out of the See VATICAN on Page 3
In Los Angeles, it is forbidden to hunt moths if they happen to be under a streetlamp. It is unclear why L.A. has this law, althwough if they were introduced to Colorado’s Miller moths they would probably change their minds. The Strip Club is written by the Collegian staff.
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CSU works with MIT on entrepreneurship program in Africa Entrepreneurs in Africa will draw from Fort Collins expertise with a new program through CSU’s College of Business. In conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSU is working to provide “market-based solutions” for entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, according to a press release. The new program, which will begin in Nairobi, Kenya, is part of two already existing programs at CSU: Sustainable Enterprise MBAs for Africa (SEMBAA) and the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA (GSSE MBA). The United States International University is partnered with CSU in the initiative. “Our goal is to build this program with USIU so that at scale it will operate based on tuition revenues from students across East Africa,” said Carl Hammerdorfer, whose Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise manages both the SEMBAA program and
Devyn Torres studies in the Behavioral Sciences Building Tuesday afternoon. Students across campus are gearing up for Thanksgiving Break as it slowly creeps closer. (Photo by Kevin Johansen)
the GSSE MBA at CSU.
Be green; be more like Aldo Leopold The Rocky Mountain Research Station will be showing “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and A Land Ethic for Our Time” to inspire students to become a part of today’s generation of natural resource stewards, according to a press release. The showing will take place in Room 131 of the Behavioral Sciences Building, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and starting at 6:30 p.m. “The film provocatively examines Leopold’s thinking, renewing his idea of a land ethic for a population facing 21st century ecological challenges,” the release stated. “Green Fire draws on Leopold’s life and experiences to provide context and validity, and explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world today.” After the film ends, its co-director, Dave Steinke, will host a question and answer session. CSU Prof. Rick Knight and doctoral candidate Jed Meunier, who is
the eldest great-grandson of Leopold, will join him.
Seminar explores the Politics of Fracking
Both lauded as a future energy source and controversial for its potential environmental impact, few energy extraction processes have as contentious a reputation as hydraulic fracturing. On Wednesday, CSU Political Science Professor Charles Davis will address the public policy discussion surrounding the process, better known as “fracking.” In a one hour seminar, beginning at noon in Lory Student Center room 214216, he will discuss decisions made by local officials in gas-rich states regarding fracking. According to Davis, fracking has become a political question of “jobs versus the environment.” The seminar is part of the Environmental Governance Working Group’s Intermountain West Seminar Series. It is free and open to the public.
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Correction In the Nov. 13 article, “Tobacco use among adults,” the University of Denver was not listed as a smoke-free Colorado campus. It was also incorrectly stated that 18 percent of CSU students use tobacco. In fact, only 14 percent actually do. The Collegian regrets its errors.
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Thrill of the kill: CSU alums ready for hunting season By CASSANDRA WHELIHAN The Rocky Mountain Collegian Waking up before the sun rises to lie in a field of tall grass for hours at a time, while mimicking the sound of ducks and patiently waiting for them to take flight with a shotgun in hand is just one of the many hunting scenarios taking place this fall. “Hunting — the thrill. My heart races and I give myself a motivational talk. Hiking out 12 miles without people, a place where ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles) can’t go. I shoot to kill but if that doesn’t work, I shoot them in the head,” said Paul Hladick, a CSU alumni. “But you hope for a clean kill. I gut and quarter the animal and pull the meat on plastic sled and put the hindquarters in my metal frame pack. Hike out with a couple hundred pounds of meat pulled along.”
From shooting ducks with a shotgun to elks with a bow or rifle, the ways to hunt are endless. The reasons, however, are rooted in sustainability. “I don’t do it as a sport. I shoot to eat it. I try to be sustainable,” Hladick said. “I don’t believe in ATV’s when hunting. I think there is something to be said about being in nature and total solitude.” Another reason people are so passionate about hunting is because they like knowing where their meat is coming from. “I am a harvest hunter. I shoot to eat what I kill,” said Dan Kleinholz, a CSU alumni. The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CDPW) is in charge of regulating hunting, which works to maintain sustainable and ethical hunting practices. “All hunting is population control. They give out
a certain number of tags,” Kleinholz said, referring to the licenses the DOW provides, which regulate the number of deaths for a given animal species. The division must also keep tabs on poaching in Colorado through a point system, similar to the one in place to regulate driving. If one accumulates enough points, they are sidelined from hunting for a certain number of years. “Being an agriculture school, I would say that 60 percent of people hunt here. A lot of people grew up on farms,” said Dan Hughes, a CSU graduate. “I grew up in a large hunting based community. I was a little kid when I would go out with my dad.” Kleinholz added, “To be an ethical hunter: one shot, one kill.” Collegian Writer Cassandra Whelihan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Left to right, Colorado State Junior Kyle Sardi, Alumnus Tyler Nicely, and Senior Sam Wigand show the results of their duck hunting day resulting in 7 species and a banded mallard being shot.
ENGINEER | Dollard led energy conservation effort Continued from Page 1 does tends to focus attention to clarify what’s important and what’s not, what’s short-term tactical and long-term strategic, so those skills are very useful in all walks of life.” Utility work at “the little city we know as CSU” can sometimes compare to fighting fires in the immediacy of accomplishment, according to Carol. However, other parts of her job require long-term work where a final sense of accomplishment is delayed. As the Energy Program Manager for Facilities Management, Carol works with CSU on its carbon emissions and energy efficiency programs, participates in committees and pursues grants
for the university. Carol was instrumental in instigating the 30 acre, 5.3 MW solar farm at the Foothills campus in 2010, according to Steve Hultin, Director of Facilities Management. Hultin hired Carol in 1999 because of her expertise in engineering and energy, as well as her work in the community. Since then, Carol has carried the torch of promoting sustainable projects within Facilities Management. “She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and she’s sort of a good thinker, she can see the forest through the trees and set the tone and direction and just lead by example,” Hultin said. Carol has been one of the leading voices for energy conservation on campus, according to Gene Ellis, as-
sistant director of facilities management. Additionally, Carol’s relationships with the City of Fort Collins, Platte River Power Authority, Xcel Energy and others in the industry helped CSU create a communication with outside entities and opened doors in the realm of energy savings, building efficiency and utility rebates. Sustainability, however, does not stop with Carol’s work. By utilizing solar hot water and solar electric technology, she and her husband are working towards net-zero energy use for their low-impact home. Although sustainability is a goal where people approach zero but probably will not reach it, it is still worth working toward, according to Carol. Carol’s commitment to
CSU’s green initiatives as well as her own use of sustainable practices impressed Hultin. “What I like about Carol is she practices what she preaches: she lives green,” Hultin said. In addition to working for CSU and as a firefighter, Carol guest lectures for the Construction Management Department and volunteers with the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. While she may be busy, all her involvement comprises important aspects of her life. “It’s an important part of how I get enrichment out of life, and so it’s not that I consider it a sacrifice, it’s part of what makes me feel fulfilled as a person.” Senior Reporter Kate Winkle can be reached at email@example.com.
“I want to argue the politics of the culture wars is incompatible to both words and spirit of the Second Vatican Council.” E.J. Dionne | Washington Post contributer
Washington Post contributer says U.S. should challenge culture war myth VATICAN |
Continued from Page 1 Second Vatican Council are something we need to be aware of, Dionne said. He spent the evening talking about the need of unity and harmony in a divided world and singled out the culture wars as a something we’d be better off with if “we challenged the culture war myth.” “I want to argue the politics of the culture wars is incompatible to both words and spirit of the Second Vat-
ican Council,” Dionne said. He used an example of president Obama and conservative Republican Rick Santorum as two people having seemingly incompatible worldviews agreeing on the importance of families to the economy and society. Dionne also spoke at length on the history of communitarianism in the United States as one of the defining characteristics of our democracy and the need to retain that philosophy in
modern times. Joel Sholtes, a graduate student in the civil engineering department, came to the lecture with his wife, Kari, after seeing it advertised at school and hearing about it on NPR. They both came away from the lecture impressed with the seemingly liberal thoughts of a devout Catholic. “I do appreciate having a political-minded theologian on campus,” Kari Sholtes said.
“That flipped my head, you think older, rich and white as being very conservative.” Paul Hartigan drove from Erie to attend the lecture. He said he’s already attended other lectures related to series and was especially looking forward to hearing Dionne talk. “What he had to say was really very timely because of the elections,” Hartigan said. Senior Reporter Austin Briggs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obama assures liberals he’ll raise taxes on wealthy By LESLEY CLARK and DAVID LIGHTMAN The McClatchy Tribune WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama assured labor unions and liberal organizations Tuesday that he’s firmly committed to letting tax cuts for higher incomes expire as scheduled at the end of the year, even as congressional Republicans accused him of refusing to propose a specific plan to settle a looming budget crisis. Obama met with the labor and liberal groups for an hour at the White House, his first extended meeting with anyone from outside his administration since he won re-election a week ago. He told them he’s committed to raising taxes on higher incomes as he negotiates with Congress on avoiding the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases when Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year and automatic spending cuts negotiated during last year’s debt crisis kick in. “President Obama today strongly reiterated his steadfast commitment to ensuring that the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent finally end Dec. 31 and to protecting the middle class in the process,” said Justin Ruben, executive director of the liberal group MoveOn.org Political Action. “The president, like we are, is committed to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class and making sure that rich people pay their fair share,” said AFL-CIO
president Richard Trumka. “We’re very committed to making sure that the middle class and workers don’t end up paying the tab for a party that we didn’t get to go to and the president is committed to that as well.” Trumka and several other attendees, including National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel, wouldn’t divulge details, including whether Obama talked about issues that some liberals oppose — including raising the eligibility age for Medicare. Ruben sidestepped the question of Obama’s position on Medicare, praising him generally but noting that his group’s 7 million members would fight to protect Medicare and other entitlements from cuts. “We also appreciate that the president again promised not to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class and the poor,” Ruben said in a statement. “And our members are committed to defending Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security from any benefit cuts as part of a budget deal.” Obama plans to meet with business executives Wednesday and congressional leaders Friday at the White House. Republicans Tuesday signaled they want to see more specifics from the president, and reiterated their staunch opposition to any change in tax rates. Almost everything else, though, appeared to be up for discussion, and they want Obama to go first.
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“Thanksgiving is almost an inconvenience for commercial America.”
With Thanksgiving comes... Christmas?
By caleb hendrich
It is fair to say that November can be a tumultuous season. Every two years, there is an election of varying intensity right at the beginning of the month. Afterward, there’s Thanksgiving –– a time during which we all buy a metric ton of food to celebrate coming together and having a good time. Or, if you are a retail executive, it is to remind everyone that Christmas is just around the corner. Just when America thought that it had survived “The Great Ad Blitz of 2012” (otherwise known as the 2012 general election) it must ready itself for the onset of the Christmas Marketing Offensive. Thanksgiving has really lost a lot of its meaning in the modern era. It has been reduced to more or less the starting pistol shot of the Christmas shopping frenzy. Thanksgiving is almost an inconvenience for commercial America. It is not hard to look for evidence of this impatience. Christmas decorations around Fort Collins started to go up in Old Town in late October. Hobby Lobby dug their Christmas merchandise out of storage a bit earlier than that. And they are not the only ones. Consumers led by Consumerist.com made a decent attempt last year to shame retailers into preventing what they call “Christmas Creep,” or the steady incursion of Chrismas items into stores well before December. The website’s editor, Chris Morran, told ABC in October 2011 that he had seen Christmas decorations go on sale as early as July and August. It’s not surprising that retailers are trying to do this. Christmas is easily the biggest time of the year for retail, with many major outlets reporting sales well into the billions. No one is arguing that Christmas is a very profitable time of year. That is totally fine. Hell, I do not have a problem with people capitalizing on the spirit of the holiday at all! Yay capitalism and all that. But do they really have to try and push Christmas into the summer months in order to milk as much money out of the season as possible? I know the economy is not in the best possible shape, but come on! Do we really need to enact John Hodgman’s
“Emergency Christmas” plan and make everyday Christmas from here until the economy is better? It might be extremely obsessive compulsive of me to want this, but is it too much to ask that we keep our seasonal holidays in their respective months? October is reserved for trick-ortreating, dressing up and watching scary movies. November is for stuffing myself silly with food and being thankful for what I have. And December is for buying gifts for my family and visiting my grandparents, and extended family. In short, October is for Halloween, November is for Thanksgiving, and December is for Christmas. Period. It makes sense this way. No need for unnecessary confusion, or unnecessarily incensed OCD sufferers. It is not like retailers are going to be losing money if they keep Christmas in December. Americans are hellbent on getting those seasonal discounts, if past Black Fridays are anything to go by. It is hardly difficult to get us to come out en masse to buy things from you in December; we literally crawl over, stab and trample one another to get to what you want to sell us. The phrase “Shut up and take my money” is very apt in this circumstance. So please. There is no need to start blitzing us with ads this Thanksgiving. We know that Christmas is coming and we know that you are eager to sell us whatever we need at a discount rate. Please let us actually enjoy our turkey (or tofurkey for you vegetarians out there) in peace. Let us actually be thankful for what we have this year, as opposed to being thankful that we decided to eat with the television and radio turned off and the internet disconnected. We only just barely got through the general election with our sanity intact (well, most of us anyway). Political ads are awful enough without the barely-concealed threat of an avalanche of Christmas ads just around the corner. The cure for a solid year-and-a-half of sleazy mudslinging is not an onslaught of cheery Christmas advertising. Editorial Assistant Caleb Hendrich is a senior political science and journalism double major. His columns appear Wednesdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to letters@collegian. com.
Help save Thanksgiving A major premise of this holiday season is giving thanks for our blessings and sharing them with people who are less fortunate us. With little more than a week before Thanksgiving, local charities are still desperately in need of canned food, turkeys and monetary donations in order to help provide for thousands of socio-economically disadvantaged families that might not get a holiday meal otherwise. The Denver Rescue Mission needs 18,000 turkeys this season in order to fill requests from 103 different community organizations like churches, schools and nonprofits. So far, they don’t
even have 300 turkeys donated, according to the Denver Post. Similarly, the Larimer County Food Bank is still well below its
“Why not give somebody else something to be thankful for this season?” goal and are requesting an additional 1,000 turkeys in order to fulfill its obligations and help local families that are in need of
assistance. As poor as we all feel as college students, it is lagely incomparable to the poverty families all over Fort Collins and Colorado have to brave each and every day. So scrape some money together, gather up the spare change around your house, get together with a few friends to pitch in on a turkey together. Even the smallest bit of effort could make a world of difference for those in need. Why not give somebody else something to be thankful for this season? You can be the one who saves Thanksgiving for an entire family.
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Lessons from Liberty: Get educated, be political
By anna mitchell
At about nine p.m. on November 6, I joined many Americans in heaving a massive sigh of relief. Election season was officially over. I was ready to move on to discussing a topic other than politics: Virginia Woolf novels, Doctor Who episodes, the weather, anything. But this weekend I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the 2012 Students For Liberty Colorado Regional Conference hosted by University of Denver’s Young Americans for Liberty chapter. I joined nearly 100 other students and adults in a full day of thought provoking speakers, networking opportunities, and stimulating political discussion. The entire event was free of charge, from my awesome new t-shirt to the drinks during the after-event social. Despite being the first year such a conference has been hosted in our fine state, thanks to the hard work of a lot of people it was a tremendous success. I learned so much about our Constitution and human rights, discovered internship opportunities and got to hear tremendous panels and speakers. Each of the speakers explored a different idea in relation to liberty.
Trevor Burrus discussed the impact of zones of autonomy; Michael Huemer talked immigration rights; Robert McNamara spoke on libertarian litigation and the Institute for Justice; Alexandre Padilla argued for economic education; Craig Biddle described Objectivism; and Jon Caldara called citizens to take action. But despite each representing a different liberty-related issue, all of the speakers had similar messages which I would like to share with you. No one person should have too much power over any other life. Entrepreneurship and innovation need to be embraced, not discouraged. The absolute best thing you can ever do is educate yourself. Do your absolute best to open your mind and explore problems and solutions. Learn about your Constitution, learn about your rights. Learn about the roles these should play and the roles they actually do play. While they may be a huge factor in what happens with our country, don’t fix political success and failures with the person in charge. The key to change is making information available at a low cost — both in the form of time and money. It’s alright to shake things up if it pushes the ball in the right direction. Be an idealist. If something is worth fighting for, fight for it. Don’t be discouraged by what other people are and aren’t doing. Ideas matter. They have power. Individuals matter. They too have power. Embrace camaraderie. An idea may start with one person, but no one person can push that idea forward on their own. That last idea is something I tend to avoid. I identify as terribly introverted, and don’t tend to do a good job of connecting with strangers. But after this
weekend I realized that I need to get over my inhibitions and start getting involved in the ongoing dialogue being held in a community of like-minded people. With this motivation, on Monday night I attended the weekly meeting of CSU’s Young Americans for Liberty. The people in attendance were engaging and open to discussion, and I was blessed to come on a day when guest Tisha Casida was speaking, a small business owner who recently ran for Congress as an independent on a pro-liberty platform and the obstacles she has had to overcome with both. I look forward to next week’s meeting, even when it means stepping outside of my comfort zone. Even with the presidential election being over, I encourage all my readers to also get connected and network with people who have similar political dispositions. Libertarian, Republican, Democratic… it doesn’t matter to me. You have power as an individual, and have even more power as a group. Don’t ignore political affairs because even if you don’t take an interest in politics, politics will take an interest in you. You might as well be a step ahead in the game and get educated and organized. I hope to never force a political agenda on anyone, but I really encourage everyone to research the speakers I listed (including Casida) and become better informed on the topics these experts advocate for. Then start a dialogue with those around you on what you have learned. Get inspired and do something about it. Anna Mitchell is a junior liberal arts major. Her columns appear Wednesdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to email@example.com.
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Local magazine determined to inspire nation Student-generated “Determined Nation” dares students to dream big By TAYLOR PETTAWAY The Rocky Mountain Collegian How did CSU students Keenan Bender, Garrett Hayes and Perez Ansah-Mensah react to a media landscape they perceived to be overly negative? They created more media, of course. Determined Nation, a monthly magazine founded and managed by the trio, seeks to inspire its readers through positive motivation, said Bender, director of marketing and co-founder. “Lots of publications focus on sex, drugs, alcohol and parties [in college],” Bender said. “It’s just in all media and we wanted to shed a light on the more academic side [of college].” This kind of positivity can also entertain and inspire, added co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Hayes. “We want to bring the stories that highlight the people who others don’t think about and show how underrepresented people are,” he said. “We want to represent the underrepre-
sented.” Once a month, the magazine comes out featuring stories on various community members or events around the Fort Collins community, with topics ranging from music to sports to food to fashion. The magazine can be found in the Lory Student Center by Sweet Sinsations and in magazine racks all over campus. One issue, which focused on music, followed hip-hop DJs to see what drove them. According to Hayes, it was interesting to see why they wanted to be rappers and to see their growth and development and to see them reaching their dreams. “We write about the struggles and journeys of different people and the struggles of successful people,” Hayes said. “It is filled with inspirational stories that somehow better the reader.” “It is about anyone who has a dream that they are pursuing,” Hayes added. “Determined Nation” started August 2011, with the three co-founders, Bender,
Hayes and their partner Perez Ansah-Mensah. The three friends wanted to be entrepreneurs and wanted to start a magazine to uplift students. “This magazine is a spearhead,” Bender said. “It’s our microphone to give our message out. We aspire to inspire.” For Determined Nation reader and Bender acquaintance Kaiti Taylor, the magazine is important for her to read because of the content it covers. “It’s a different magazine on campus where it talks about things around,” Taylor said. “I am a Fort Collins native and I like seeing about the community. [The magazine] is quirky and fun to read while still being serious.” Through the last year however, the magazine has turned into more than just a publication, according to the founders. It has turned into a movement. According to Bender, the three founders have held events, such as partnering with ASAP to host Cruise Control, thrown parties, and made T-shirts to give to students.
IMPORTANT FACTS Determined Nation can be found in the magazine racks near Sweet Sinsations in the LSC Circulation: 1,000 copies Print cycle: monthly Number of issues printed so far: 12
“It makes me feel like we are making a difference,” Bender said. “To see someone walking with [our] “I am the movement” t-shirt, someone I have never met, it makes me feel like we are doing something big.” According to Hayes, they target college students because they believe that students are the ones who need the most positivity, and are the most inspirational people, even if they don’t see it. “Students get discouraged and less motivated,” Hayes said. “To look and see someone and see that they have the same hopes and dream, and think ‘I can do that too’.” Collegian Writer Taylor Pettaway can be reached at the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moreno: Americans should consider ethics before going overseas CORPS |
Continued from Page 1 didn’t matter, anything that I could say in that moment other than ‘We’re just Americans’ might not have saved us, right? If we were Uzbeks we were going to be gunned down.” A short time later, Moreno and the other aid workers were airlifted out of Osh and to the relative safety of a compound in Bishkek. That was the end of the his experience with the Peace Corps. Moreno had come to CSU in 2008 to teach, write and get a master’s degree in creative non-fiction. Prior to that, he had worked at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C for four years. “I was looking to enter a kind of long form journalism in creative non-fiction...” Moreno said. “I was feeling a bit tired by the daily grind of journalism at the public radio network I was working at in D.C.” Part of the appeal of CSU was the Peace Corps Masters International offered to graduate students. Students accepted into the program spend a year at CSU taking classes, then leave for 27 months to volunteer overseas and return to finish their graduate degree and write a thesis related to their time in another country. Moreno had entered the Peace Corps hoping to make a small difference in the world. “I think I was ambitious, I saw myself a bit of a humanitarian at that point, that I was going to do some good in the world,” Moreno said. He ended up leaving during a harrowing evacuation after his region erupted in ethnic rioting that left hundreds dead and displaced an estimated 400,000 people from their homes. The experience left him not only questioning the role of the Peace Corps in sending young “greenhorn” volunteers into what he referred to in a blog post as an “enchanting but volatile country,” but also grappling with the fact that two local drivers who helped get American aid workers evacuated ended up losing their lives in the violence that overtook southern Kyrgyzstan in June 2010. “We’ve seen all these attacks on the American embassies, the consulates in North Africa and the middle east in September,” Moreno said. “I think a lot of that has brought to light once again … we don’t always know how the presence of American culture, good, bad and ugly, is playing out in other parts of the world.” During the initial training sessions that all Peace Corp volunteers go through, which he described as being of a "mixed quality," Moreno said he noticed warning signs that volunteers fresh
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Raul Moreno attends a wedding near Osh, Kyrgyzstan, days before interethnic violence in June 2010 left hundreds dead and parts of the city’s minority neighborhoods in ruins.
out of college may not have thought through what being abroad might entail. “The main thing I found worrying being in those initial training sessions,” Moreno said, “was that the people around me were kind of more excited about being in a foreign place than realizing the geopolitical dynamics that were underway.” Assigned to work in the city of Osh, which he called “the jewel” of southern Kyrgyzstan in early June 2010, Moreno was to live in the city for two years, teach English and gather material for his master’s thesis in creative non-fiction when he returned for his final semester in graduate school at CSU. That first week in June, Moreno recalled, was spent getting to know his host family, visiting their cherry farm and getting set up at the university where he’d be teaching for the next two years. The initial calm was broken by a minor earthquake the night of June 10. That night and into the next morning, long simmering tensions between the majority Kyrgyz population and minority ethnic Uzbeks boiled over. The city quickly descended into riots and bloodshed. The ensuing violence would eventually reduce much of the city to ruins. Widespread rape, murder, beatings and armed street fights took place in the days afterwards. After being picked up by local drivers hired by the American embassy, Moreno and 10 other aid workers were dropped off at a safe house in Osh. The group spent two long days there as sympathetic neighbors smuggled bread and tea to the frightened Americans. Fighting raged on in the streets as the smell of burning vehicles and buildings filled the air. Gunfire was heard constantly throughout the day, and at one point the looters sent rocks through the windows of the house with the aid workers inside, prompting the group to barricade the windows with mattresses to repel a possi-
ble Molotov cocktail attack. Eventually two cars showed up with local drivers hired by the American embassy to get the volunteers to an airfield to be evacuated out of the province. Driving through the city in a car packed with other volunteers, Moreno saw that the Osh had turned into a “warzone,” with ambulances screaming back and forth, buildings smoldering, rioters running past the car carrying weapons, machinegun fire and military vehicles setting up roadblocks. After an armed standoff with rioters, Moreno and the other aid workers were rushed to two helicopters and then taken to the airport where they made their way out of the province and eventually back to the United States. The two drivers who had picked up the American aid workers from the safe house ended up losing their lives in the ensuing violence. Kyrgyzstan’s interim president at the time, Roza Otunbayeva, said upwards of 2,000 people may have died in the clashes. While Peace Corps officials declined to talk specifically about security procedures or the events in Kyrgyzstan, Emily Dulcan, director of press relations for the Peace Corps, wrote in an email to the Collegian that the agency has “country specific action plans” in the event of an emergency and that those plans were implemented in Kyrgyzstan. “If a situation arises in-country that poses a potential threat to volunteers, Peace Corps responds immediately to assess the nature of the threat and respond in a manner that maximizes volunteers’ safety and wellbeing,” Duncan said. While Moreno acknowledges the mission to evacuate the American aid workers was successful, he feels that with the cell phone network down, no GPS, a group of greenhorn volunteers mixed with more experienced PC volunteers with no assets and having to rely on local fixers whose motives were not en-
tirely clear, that a lot was left to chance and could have easily turned out differently. “I am not sure that is the right way to get Peace Corps volunteers out of a sticky situation,” Moreno said. “I think in that moment when we were kind of facing peril we were expecting the Marines to descend from helicopters. Back in the United States, Moreno began the process of trying to make sense of what happened in Kyrgyzstan. “I wanted to figure out how I was going to come to understand what I had just experienced,” Moreno said. “It was a scary four months that wound up with two local guys killed. And I am not sure they were killed for good reasons or if their lives were lost in an effort that I was proud of.” Moreno spent two months travelling from Seattle to Las Vegas, interviewing former volunteers about their reasons for going into the Peace Corps. He realized that many new volunteers may not fully understand the moral and ethical considerations of what being an American overseas might entail. “It's important for the volunteer to think long and hard whether they're going to be comfortable being an extension of American foreign policy in a place or community that probably has a history of colonization by a western power and possibly violent civil war," Moreno said. He came back to CSU in fall 2010 to work on his thesis. His adviser in the English department, Sarah Sloane, spearheaded an effort to get Moreno an instructorship and graduate teaching assistant position for the rest of the time he would be at CSU. “He’s a good writer, a good thinker and a good person who got caught in conditions beyond his control,” Sloane said. “He’s one of the very first graduates of the creative non-fiction program and he’s doing us proud.” While Moreno said the experience has left him "a bit more jaded, a bit more cautious about the role of Americans overseas," he remains hopeful about other programs, like the Global Health Service, that sends doctors and highly trained people to areas where Peace Corps is operating. “That’s an example of better trained people, I think, doing more advantageous, more valuable work in places that really need it,” Moreno said. After graduating from CSU with a masters degree in creative non-fiction in summer of 2011, Moreno is now teaching and working on his doctorate degree at the University of South Dakota. Senior Reporter Austin Briggs can be reached at email@example.com.
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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (11/14/12). This year, make your mark on the world. Consider how to apply your talents in service of making the greatest impact toward a cause that inspires you. Money and attention come naturally. Align head and heart to your purpose. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
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“We all did a lot better tonight with confidence, and more poise, and just took control.”
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CSU bench propels Rams to first win By QUENTIN SICKAFOOSE The Rocky Mountain Collegian Just 48 hours between performances would be enough to bother most people — the CSU women’s basketball team would not fall into this category. CSU was still fresh off its Sunday loss when it took on the University of Northern Colorado Tuesday night in effort to find its first win. Fortunately for coach Ryun Williams and his team, they found what they were looking for with a 56-43 victory. “This feels better than Sunday,” Williams said. “Our kids were determined to not let them score, so I’m really proud of the effort and the contribution from everybody. It was a total team effort.” The team effort started early, as CSU was the first on the scoreboard on a jumper that sank from senior forward Meghan Heimstra, matching her game total from Sunday only 1:36 into the game. “We all did a lot better tonight with confidence, and more poise, and just took control,” Heimstra said. CSU went into the locker room with a comfortable 27-17 lead over UNC, but it quickly vanished when the Bears came out swinging in the second half on a 6-0 run before Williams could call a timeout. “We didn’t come out and guard with the same urgency we needed to guard with, so we’re going to hold them accountable,” Williams said.
BENCH PERFORMANCE 29 points 13 rebounds 56 minutes
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Forward Meghan Heimstra goes for a lay up against the Northern Colorado Bears. CSU beat the Bears 56-43 Tuesday night.
“We needed to just get settled down and grit our teeth on that end of the floor. The main thing of the timeout was start guarding again.” The Rams listened to the message their coach sent out during the timeout, and followed it with an 11-2 run to
regain the cushion they had previously built themselves. “I thought our kids responded with a very determined effort, and they corrected some of the defensive end that needed to be corrected,” Williams said. “Let’s be honest, we have some
limitations offensively, that’s how we are right now, so we have to defend.” The positive response by the Rams allowed them to out-score the Bears in the second half, which propelled them to the 13 point victory over their Northern Colorado rival. The Rams pick up their first win of the the Ryun Williams era running off only one practice since their debut loss. The quick turn around put pressure on their bench, which came through with flying colors. “It feels good. It was a long time coming,” sophomore guard Amber Makeever said. “I’m glad I could contribute to the team too, being that bench player coming off and making threes.” Makeever hit 4-of-5 shots she put up from behind the arch, which allowed her to finish the game as CSU’s leading scorer with 15. Fellow bench partner Alicia Nichols also reached double figures with 11 points and four rebounds. “I thought our bench was outstanding tonight,” Williams said. “They really picked us up when we needed picked up, so great win.” Women’s basketball Beat Reporter Quentin Sickafoose can be reached at sports@ collegian.com.
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8 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | The Rocky Mountain Collegian VOLLEYBALL
Hilbert picks up 400th win 3-1 at Northern Colorado By KYLE GRABOWSKI The Rocky Mountain Collegian Tom Hilbert isn’t big on recognizing milestones, but he keeps on reaching major ones after picking up his 400th win at CSU. CSU defeated Northern Colorado 3-1 in Greeley Tuesday night, winning on the road for the first time in non-conference play. “My feeling is it should be recognized when we’re done because as we do it along the way I’m thinking about completely other things,” Hilbert said. “I feel like I’m not paying the type of respect to it that maybe it deserves, and I’d rather it be done at the end of the season or at the end of my career or when I’m dead.” And No. 400 certainly didn’t come easily, CSU trailed in every set during the match, and rallied for a 28-26 win in the third set after facing set point at 26-25. “We’re learning how to be a good endgame team as a collective group, which is going to catapult us at the end of the season,” senior outside hitter Dana Cranston said. “It shows how clutch everybody is, and I think it’s cool that it wasn’t just one person.” The Rams leaned on their senior leaders all night and they delivered when the match hung in the balance. Dana Cranston, Breion Paige and Megan Plourde blasted 16, 14 and 10 kills to power CSU out of a 1-0 hole to three consecutive set wins to take the match. “One of our main focuses was to establish the middles early to take some pressure off of our outsides,” redshirt sophomore setter Deedra Foss said. Cranston had four kills
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Colorado State Volleyball faces off against University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. Tuesday evening. The Rams defeated the Bears three games to one.
in the first set, but just as many errors. CSU jumped out to an early 8-4 lead only to watch UNC claw back in it and win the set 25-21 behind four team blocks, which held CSU to a .139 hitting percentage in the set. “It was a product of us not attacking the ball aggressively, and the set location was bad,” Hilbert said. “But the other thing is Kelley
Arnold is good. You can’t go right at her and we did that too much.” Arnold, a senior outside hitter, finished with two solo blocks and a match-high 24 kills. The Rams rallied to win three consecutive sets after dropping the first for the second consecutive match, and did so without the services of their senior libero
Izzy Gaulia, who missed the match with muscle spasms in her neck. “I thought (freshman) Jaime (Colaizzi) was great,” Hilbert said. “I thought Michelle (Smith) made some great defensive plays and passed the ball really well.” Hilbert’s primary goal for the rest of the week is keeping his team fresh because
they still need to play at Air Force on Thursday and at Boise State on Saturday. “We’re going to have to take it really easy Wednesday because there was a lot of volleyball played here tonight,” Hilbert said. “It is what it is. We’ve got to get ready for Boise and Air Force and do it in a way where we don’t stress our players out physically.”
TOM HILBERT AT CSU 400-103 record 16 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances Nine Mountain West titles Eight-time Mountain West Coach of the Year
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