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By LIANNA SALVA The Rocky Mountain Collegian If the University Center for the Arts were a college student, it would be freshly graduated and in the market for a job. That’s because this fall marks the fourth anniversary of the opening of the UCA, which houses 1,100 students daily and more than 100 faculty members for the music, theatre and dance departments. Before the UCA was the UCA, though, it was the old Fort Collins High School. Current FCHS Assistant Principal Joe Ahlbrandt, is a fourth generation graduate of the old high school and has fond memories as both a student and a football coach. Ahlbrandt graduated in 1982 and started teaching and coaching in 1994. “One of the funniest memories when I was a student was when one

kid tried to get up to the tower and fell through the ceiling into the third floor,” he said. “I think going up to the tower, being there as a student in ‘79 through ‘82, was huge. When I was there as a coach, it wasn’t as big of a deal. The mystique was gone.” The entrance to the tower has since been closed off, but graffitied names of past students still remain. While the building was still a high school, CSU performing arts majors were spread throughout campus for their classes and performances. Most of the performances were in the Lory Student Center Theatre with theater classes in Johnson Hall, dance in the General Services Building and music for the Artsin in what is now the TILT building. “Not only does the UCA provide five state-of-the-art performance spaces and classrooms, but allows the performing arts areas to collaborate and cross-train, both on-stage

and in the classroom,” said Jennifer Clary, UCA Director of Marketing. Although the UCA builds a sense of community for the performing arts departments, the location poses a challenge for the rest of the CSU community. “It takes longer for non-arts students to find out about us because they don’t see the building every day,” Clary said. The building was sold to CSU in 1995 and began renovations to be turned into a performing arts complex. Through increased student fees and large donations from The Griffin Foundation and The Bohemian Foundation, the UCA was opened in the fall of 2008. Griffin Foundation President and Chairman of the Board, David Wood, expressed pride in the building as a past and present icon in the Fort Collins Community. The Foundation donated $2 million for the renovation of

David Scott | (ecology graduate student)

Negative political ads increase 60.9 percent from ‘08 election Political advertising crops up in the least – and most – expected places, and at this stage of the presidential election season, most people, like freshman McKinnley Witty, are simply tired of them. “I think they’re annoying, I think that instead of focusing on what the other person’s doing wrong they should focus on what they’re doing right,” Witty said. “...I don’t think that they’re that necessary. Personally I don’t want to hear the bad things about them, I want to hear the good things that they’re going to do.” Negative advertising is nothing new in a presidential election, but the 2012 season’s ads from candidates and interest groups increased from the 2008 election, according to the Wesleyan Media Proj-

We have now entered the “Hurricane of Negativity” phase of the campaign. Both candidates are going to be spending as much money as possible trying to bury the other in nastiness. Here are some of the biggest lies told in attack ads.

Former Fort Collins High School transformed and celebrating its 4th year anniversary.

“So I see negative ads as sort of essential and inevitable, but I wish there was more balance between positive ads and negative ads.”

By KATE WINKLE The Rocky Mountain Collegian


ect, which analyzed Kantar Media/CMAG data. By April 2008, 9.1 percent of ads put out by candidates and interest groups were negative, but in the 2012 election season so far, 70 percent have been negative. As of Oct. 10, $262 million was spent on ads supporting Obama and $282 million went toward ads supporting Romney. Of all the ads run, 83 percent of ads supporting Obama were negative and 90 percent of ads supporting Romney were negative, according to a Huffington Post study. Part of the increase is because of the 2010 Supreme Court decision (Citizens’ United vs. the Federal Election Commission) that allowed corporations, unions and other organizations to use as much money as they want to run ads independent of a campaign, according to associate professor of politi-

cal science Sandra Davis. Like many voters, ecology student David Scott finds it difficult to take negative ads seriously because of the prevalence of mud-slinging, but recognizes them as a necessary evil. “You can only say so much about yourself and be effective. I feel like politicians also need to give you a reason not to vote for the other guy,” Scott said. “So I see negative ads as sort of essential and inevitable, but I wish there was more balance between positive ads and negative ads.” Negative ads disillusion and alienate voters, but many groups creating them can reinvent themselves each election season, making it difficult to hold them accountable for inaccurate or misleading campaign ads, See ADS on Page 3

Biggest Lies in Negative Attack Ads


the building, specifically the addition of the Griffin Concert Hall. “We were consulted in the planning stages, but we were most interested in the concert hall out of consideration that the acoustics were top notch,” Wood said. “The building for its present purpose is one of the best in the country.” Clary promised a celebration next fall for the the UCA’s fifth anniversary. The faculty also have plans for expanding the University Art Museum and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising. “The faculty, staff and students at the University Center for the Arts have accomplished a lot in the last five years since the building was completed – it has gone by quickly and there is much to recognize and celebrate!” she said. UCA Beat Reporter Lianna Salva can be reached at

Famous GLBT rights speaker comes to CSU Zach Wahls takes center stage By BAILEY CONSTAS The Rocky Mountain Collegian Nationally-renowned GLBTQ rights activist Zach Wahls will speak in the Lory Student Center Theater Wednesday at 7 p.m. as part of national GLBT history month. The event is sponsored by CSU’s GLBT Resource Center and ASAP. “It’s a month to celebrate and educate the community through music, speakers, performances and dialogue,” said Jennifer Nival, program coordinator for diversity and social justice programming at Campus Activities. Nival said that Wahls, the son of two mothers, is known for addressing the Iowa House Judiciary Committee when he was 19 years old, in a public hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. Wahls is famous for saying, “the sexual orientation of my parents has had zero impact on the content of my character.” After his address went viral

on YouTube, Wahls made appearances on the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” the “Ellen Degeneres Show,” MSNBC and CBS. “He will speak about his experience growing up with two lesbian mothers, why the struggle for GLBT rights is so important, and his activism work,” Nival said. Wahls wrote a book titled “My Two Moms” released in April 2012. He is an environmental engineering student at the University of Iowa and an Eagle Scout. “He’s an Eagle Scout and he’s thinking about how the world can be more just and equitable,” said Foula Dimopoulos, director of CSU’s GLBT Resource Center. Dimopoulos thinks that we need more spaces that cultivate dialogue without assuming that we know something about someone’s lives. “Zach and other people that we’ve brought to campus have the ability to bring people See GLBT on Page 5

“Thomas Jefferson is an Atheist”

The 1800 election was a nasty one. Federalist John Adams claimed that his Democratic-Republican challenger Thomas Jefferson was an atheist and an anarchist who supported incest. A 204 year precursor to the Tea Party attack ads!

“Andrew Jackson is: All of the Above”

Here is just a sample of the quality of the 1828 election: murder, alcoholism, cockfighting, slaving, cannibalism, bigamism and WHORING! 2012 is tame by comparison.

“Barry Goldwater Will Nuke Kids!”

President Johnson was not a subtle man. In the“Daisy” ad Johnson made the claim that if Barry Goldwater was elected, nukes would drop. The Daisy Ad has since gone down in history as the granddaddy of modern negative advertising lies. The Strip Club is written by the Collegian staff.

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Retired police officer Howard ‘Cowboy’ Wooldridge holds up a politcal sign saying “Yes on 64” on top of his horse Tuesday morning on the corner of Prospect and College. Wooldrige is a police voice on Capitol Hill in opposition to drug prohibition.

Community Briefs Cans Around the Oval ends today

The campus community will assemble on Wednesday at CSU’s Oval to collect thousands of pounds of food as part of CSU’s 26th annual Cans Around the Oval. The event will be held

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning with remarks from university president Tony Frank. Oct. 17 marks the end of the university’s month-long food drive, which started on Sept. 10. In the past, Cans Around the Oval has collected 66,900 pounds of food and

$34,038 in donations, according to a CSU news release.

CSU Prof: Dogs like Mozart, not Iron Maiden

Dogs in shelters quiver when they hear Iron Maid-

en blasting from speakers, but are soothed when the tune is changed to Mozart’s compositions, according to a study performed a CSU professor as reported by the Denver Post. Lori Kogan, the professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and

Biomedical Sciences who conducted the research, played 45 minutes of a certain type of music and recorded the animals’ reactions every five minutes. According to the article, Kogan said she will continue to study how veterinary

clinics can use music to help animals recovering from surgery. The study can be found in the newest Journal of Veterinary Behavior.

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BACKGROUND By KATE WINKLE The Rocky Mountain Collegian The economy and healthcare are typical election buzz words for all Americans, but some of the most controversial rhetoric at the forefront in the 2012 presidential race concerns women’s rights. In terms of workplace equality, women earn 77 cents for every dollar men make, and health-wise many women want access to reproductive and preventative care options. “I am a woman, and I feel especially growing up in the American culture where we have a right to choose many things...why should we be put in the position to listen to someone tell us what we are allowed to choose?” said Erin Zock, a senior anthropology major. Politics Beat Reporter Kate Winkle can be reached at


Funding for Planned Parenthood is one of many womens issues debated by republicans and democrats this election season.


*Totals are from 1/1/2007 through 4/22/2008 and from 1/1/2011 through 4/22/2012. Numbers include all presidential advertising on broadcast television and national cable. Date from Kantar Media/CMAG with analysis by the Wesleyan Media Project.


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“I want to speak to the women of America who have dreams who begin businesses in their homes who begin businesses out in the marketplace who are working in various enterprises and companies, I want you to be successful…Our campaign is about making it easier for entrepreneurs, women and men, to start businesses, to grow businesses we will champion small business because we know that’s where our jobs come,” Romney said at an Ohio speech Aug. 25, 2012. Restore the economy and get women to work Overturn Roe v. Wade and return power to determine abortion laws to the states End federal funding for abortion advocates like Planned Parenthood

“Indeed, we know we are better off when women are treated fairly and equally in every aspect of American life — whether it’s the salary you earn or the health decisions you make…We know that our challenges are eminently solvable. The question is whether together, we can muster the will — in our own lives, in our common institutions, in our politics — to bring about the changes we need,” Obama said at the Barnard College Commencement speech May 14, 2012. End health insurance discrimination Protect a woman’s right to choose Women’s health care choices are personal and should be made with the help of doctors, not politicians


according to Davis. Many disputed positions in political ads will never be resolved, and regulation is impossible because they are free speech protected by the First Amendment. “It’s not a good situation, but other than amending the Constitution to directly define ads as nonspeech, I don’t know of anything likely to happen that’s going to change this in the near future,” Davis said. Witty encounters political ads on TV, YouTube

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2003: Chose a female lieutenant governor and a female chief of staff 2003: Eliminated Massachusetts’ Office of Affirmative Action The office placed civil rights officers in charge of monitoring the hiring of minorities, women and people with disabilities in executive agencies Replaced with a state diversity office with broad goals and guidelines

2009: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Amended Civil Rights Act of 1964 so unfair pay complaints can be filed within 180 days of a discriminatory paycheck 2010: Signed Affordable Care Act Many insurance plans fully cover birth control, mammograms and cancer screenings as part of preventative care

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and Pandora, and said that they are effective to a point because they interrupt an activity and force people to listen. Although people dislike negative ads, they do have an influence, especially on those who do not take the time to inform themselves outside of watching a 30 second television spot. Negative ads are effective because people tend to remember them. Even so, negative ads are generally not the basis for voting against a candidate, Davis said.


Although advertising is a guaranteed method to reach an audience, Scott hopes that someday campaigns and interest groups will listen to voters and change their tactics. “Just because negative ads have always worked in the past doesn’t mean there’s not some sea change coming,” Scott said. “Maybe people will become less tolerant of negative ads in the future. And that would be great.” Politics Beat Reporter Kate Winkle can be reached at

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“At this point ... the candidates have locked in their base and need to keep them enthusiastic for the ground operations on election day.”

Debates round II won by Obama

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The showdown last night was markedly different from the first presidential debate. In Denver, President Obama was vague, slow, and did not really appear like a candidate who was running for President. Mitt Romney, by contrast, looked remarkably presidential: strong, assertive and concise. This debate was anything but that. This time, the president came gunning for a fight. Obama was assertive, giving strong answers and retaliating directly against some of Romney’s attacks. He has taken a leaf out of Joe Biden’s book, which is a cause for Democrats across the country to celebrate. He looked like someone who really wants to remain the president, as opposed to a candidate who just showed up because he was supposed to. Democrats, this is a man that you can get behind for president. This is a man who looked like the commander-in-chief when discussing foreign policy. This is a man who looked like a leader. Romney, though not exactly appearing weak, looked as if he was a little over-confident coming into the debate. It appeared as if he expected to find the same debater that he went up against in the first debate, and was surprised that this was not the case. Granted, the performance from both was not exactly honest on several occasions. One of the first questions in the debate involved the issue of gas prices, specifically a comment made by the Energy Secretary that gas prices were not the business of the Energy Department. Both candidates pitched their energy policies, and both also made general promises that their energy policies will lower gas prices. It’s a fact that is just not true at all. Gas prices are not directly influenced by the government, but are instead more of a manifestation of the economic principle of supply and demand. If the demand of gas goes up and supply remains unchanged, then prices go up. Certainly you can make efforts to increase the supply of gas, but it is not something that is going to instantaneously lower gas prices. There is not a magical lever that the

president can pull that magically lowers gas prices, and that is something that a lot of people do not seem to understand. Romney was also unnecessarily vague on what exactly he is going to do with his five step plan for economic recovery. He made a ton of references to it in the early stages of the debate, and the president was quick to jump on the fact that his plan is vague, stating that the only specific things that Romney will do to cut the deficit is get rid of Planned Parenthood and Sesame Street. The president was also not entirely clean either. He misquoted Romney’s stance on the controversial SB 1070 bill in Arizona, stating that Romney believes it to be a model for the nation. Romney did speak favorably of SB 1070, but his immigration plan is far less draconian than the president would like us to believe, instead requiring businesses to use something called E-Verify to check if their hires are legal residents. Which is a far cry from demanding that anyone who looks Hispanic provide their papers. This should not surprise anyone. The Presidential Debates are not venues for a true academic debate of issues and policies. Instead, the Presidential Debates are venues for candidates to give performances and have what amounts to a spirited exchange of talking points. This is not necessarily a bad thing; we all need a chance to see how presidential the candidates look. But nobody should kid themselves into believing that these debates are about who has the facts. At this point in the campaign the candidates have locked in their base and need to keep them enthusiastic for the ground operations on election day. But Democrats should take this debate as a good sign that President Obama is getting serious about looking like a president. He won this debate, but the score is all tied up. One victory for Romney, one victory for Obama. Let the final debate commence, and let the best actor win! 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

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The binopoly’s memorandum The presidential debates are supposedly a window into the beliefs of the individuals running for the highest office in the country, but cynics see the debates for the puppet show of talking points and political posturing that it really is. Debates have in the forgotten past been substantive, but today we are only focused on how the candidates look in split screens and who has the best zingers. The fact that the debates are a complete farce has been made even more glaringly apparent thanks to the Time’s Mark Halperin obtaining — and publishing — a 21 page memorandum of understanding that Romney and Obama have established with the Commission on Presidential Debates. Parameters established by the agreement state that “The

candidates may not ask each other direct questions during any of the four debates,” and for tonight’s town-hall debate “Each candidate may move about in a pre-designated area … and may

“ The answers to questions that the American people really want to hear will never see the light of day...” not leave that area while the debate is underway.” The memorandum is a behind the scenes look at how the Republicans and Democrats — who supposedly are diametrical-

ly opposed — are actually corroborating to create the political theater that is our modern presidential debates. The saddest part is that while audience members of last night’s debate will get to ask questions of our candidates (prescreened of course), audience members “shall not ask follow-up questions,” with the agreement that the “Commission shall take appropriate steps to cut-off the microphone of any ... audience member who attempts to pose any question or statement different than that previously posed to the moderator for review.” The answers to questions that the American people really want to hear will never see the light of day with the current collaboration of the two party political binopoly.

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Leah-Lynn Plante, the integrity of free speech

By anna mitchell

I would say it’s a safe bet to claim that most people reading this column are at least vaguely familiar with Pussy Riot, the Russian anarchist demonstrators who made recent headlines for the arrest of three of its members. This arrest prompted the United States State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland to state that the U.S. is “concerned about both the verdict and the disproportionate sentences…and the negative impact on freedom of expression” that may result. The State Department urged Russian authorities to “review this case and to ensure that the right of freedom of expression is upheld.” I would also bet that most people reading this column are not familiar at all with the recent arrests of three American anarchist demonstrators. America’s dissenters appear to not be making headlines on any popular news sources that Americans regularly come into contact with. In the past month, Matt Duran, Katherine “Kateeo” Olejnik, and Leah-Lynn Plante have all been incarcerated and placed into solitary confinement (generally reserved for high risk and dangerous criminals) at the Federal Detention Center in Seatac, Wash. The heinous crime these three were found guilty of committing? Exer-

cising silence. Plante, the most recently indicted on Oct. 10, had her home occupied and raided by the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force agents on the morning of July 25. She was accused of being involved with vandalism that occurred in Seattle on May Day and accused of lying when she insisted that nothing in her home was used in the alleged vandalism. The FBI agents confiscated personal items, books and other literature as “evidence” in a fashion reminiscent of “1984.” Shortly after, Plante was called to testify in a federal grand jury that was intended to investigate anarchists in the Pacific Northwest. Federal grand juries are convened as a means of honoring the Fifth Amendment (“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury.”) However, in a grand jury, the Fourth (the part about search warrants, searches, and seizures) and Sixth (speedy public trial, right to defense, and due process of law) Amendments become void. Grand juries are used as a means of gathering evidence to decide if a crime has actually been committed. They accomplish this through using subpoenas — orders to testify or face punishment — to extract information from people with hopes of gathering enough solid evidence to create a criminal trial. If you refuse to answer the questions asked by a grand jury, then you can be accused of civil contempt, which will immediately result in a trial and (as is the case of Duran, Olejnik, and Plante) can result in being remanded into federal custody. In essence, grand juries have a ton of power, and the defense can’t do a thing about it except kneel over in submission or face penance. There is no “innocent until proven guilty.” There is only “cooperate or you

are guilty.” Federal grand juries are little more than witch hunts designed to force whistleblowing or face punishment. Further adding to the unconscionable nature of the series of events that has occurred, evidence gathered via the Freedom of Information Act request has let it known that the jury was called on March 2, two months before the May Day vandalism that the jury focused on. Everything about these arrests seems incredibly unethical. Every facet of the “justice” system feels grossly misused: The grand jury usage, the raid, the resulting punishment. Things just smell fishy. Pieces don’t add up. It’s reflecting McCarthy-era fear tactics used to unjustly target people who have seemingly threatening political affiliations. I can’t speak for everyone, but simply saying “I will not answer your questions today” does not sound very threatening to me. Despite everything, these activists have taken their penalties gracefully. As Plante said in her official statement on the day of her arrest, “Today is Oct. 10, 2012, and I am ready to go to prison.” I do not know if Plante and her comrades have participated in activities worthy of legal punishment. But I do know that I commend and admire them all for remaining unwavering in their convictions and resisting the federal grand jury, despite the resulting punishments. Despite their anarchist affiliations, I cannot actually imagine a more “American” ideal than sacrificing everything in order to fight for the integrity in freedom of speech. If only the United States State Department felt freedom of expression was as important on domestic soil as they do for Russian activists. Anna Mitchell is a junior liberal arts major. Her columns appear Wednesdays in the Collegian. Letters and feedback can be sent to

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Students have a ‘Real Talk’ about interracial dating By DEVIN O’BRIEN The Rocky Mountain Collegian This week, Real Talk focused on getting to the heart of the matter of love. Interracial dating was the subject of Tuesday’s Real Talk, a weekly meeting at the Black/African-American Cultural Center in the Lory Student Center where students gather to discuss issues affecting the black community. About 10 students went to BAACC for the discussion. The discussion began by focusing on the social acceptability of interracial dating. While the group agreed that it was acceptable, they also concluded that there were still issues when it comes to interracial dating. The role of gender was a big discussion point. Some students felt it was easier for men to be in an interracial relationship than it was for women, due to established social roles, such as expected passive behavior in women. Some of the students said that what they called hypocritical behavior in black men factored into this. There was a feeling that, while some black men date white women, they criticize their female counterparts for dating other races. This creates a stigma.

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Alexandria Norris, a junior human development and family studies major, said she has experienced this feeling when in public with her boyfriend of a different race. “When we go places, we get stared at –– a lot,” Norris said. History’s influence on the current dating scene was also discussed. The group talked about how, due to older generations’ experience with segregation, this creates a mindset of dating within one’s own race. In some cases, this may be passed down to younger generations, but it isn’t always. Undeclared freshman Yazmin Atmore said she wasn’t of that mindset and would be open to dating anyone, regardless of race. “I feel like if that’s who God sent me, I’m going to take them,” Atmore said. Families, the group decided, had a large influence in the choice of dating partners. Some of the people gathered said their parents sometimes expressed a preference


Makeda Hop-Crichlow discusses her standpoint on interracial dating at Real Talk in the Black/African American Cultural Center. The talk was a roundtable discussion on thoughts and viewpoints of interracial dating.

for same-race dating and had strong disapproval for anything else. This is also an issue when meeting a significant other’s family, as Norris found out. When


she met her boyfriend’s family, they began talking about Norris in Spanish, not knowing she spoke the language. Parents, in particular,

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Continued from Page 1 together that affect lots of peoples lives that cultivates and creates spaces for dialogue instead of spaces that attack and judge and demean one another,” Dimopoulos said. Wahls’s speech, Dimopoulos hopes, sparks activism among the CSU community. “I think most students are looking for ways to make changes in the world and he is one that certain has,” said Dimopoulos. ASAP, who put on the event, expects a full house in the LSC Theatre bringing 270 to 280 students. “We wanted to bring someone who supports that community and we thought it would be nice to bring a

name like Zach Wahls,” said Rechelle Fields, co-coordinator of Contemporary Issues at ASAP. Wahls’ speech is meant for the GLBT community and its allies interested in equality and education. “This event is a great opportunity for students to educate themselves about the GLBT community and hear the testimony from Zach about why the struggles for GLBT rights are important,” Nival said. “It also gives students the opportunity to hear from an activist about ways to support our community.” Diversity Beat and Entertainment Reporter Bailey Constas (@BaileyLiza) can be reached at news@collegian. com.

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ARIES (Mar. 21-April 19) ––5–– Pay close attention. Success is particularly fun now. A female offers an opportunity; follow through. Talking it over helps. Catch up on communications. There’s good news. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ––7–– Write a love letter or a romantic novel. Find a way to work smarter, and it seems easy. You advance through the kindness of others. Show your appreciation. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ––6–– You’re especially charming. What you have to say is important. Don’t waste your energy in negativity. Listen to others, and ask questions. A female provides an answer. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ––8–– You know what you’re talking about. Sort, file and discard for maximum productivity. Be unstoppable, and gather up treasure. Make sure your partner hears your ideas, too. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ––8–– Generate creative brainstorming with your team concerning communications. There are excellent conditions for group discussion. Ask probing questions, and share what you see. Fall in love again. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ––7–– Write down a dream. Arrange a social gathering, or join one already in progress. Initiate communications. Others help behind the scenes. Let them know what’s needed. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ––6–– Completion leads to abundance. Questions lead to more questions. A female pitches in to help with the right words. Change your tune ... you’ll love the new sound. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ––8–– Do your best work, and admiration results. Don’t forget to thank others for their input. Conditions are good for tender, in-depth conversation. Contact distant relatives. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ––5–– Whenever you’re stuck, stop and listen. A female has a creative solution. Use your special sensitivity to advance, possibly together. Balance romance with career. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ––7–– Spread your wings. Nothing can stop you now. Write down your experiences for future reference, a novel or a memoir. Others love your ideas. There’s good news from far away. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ––7–– You’re in the emotional spotlight, but don’t be afraid to perform. Play for a standing ovation. You’re free to express yourself at home. Remember what’s really important. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ––7–– It’s time for travel, even if through books or imagination. Your self-expression helps improve a relationship. Write a poem or a song, or paint something. Develop secret talents.


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Parking and traffic tickets at CSU By AUSTIN BRIGGS The Rocky Mountain Collegian CSUPD and CSU Parking services issued more than 40,000 tickets last year, generating almost $1 million in revenue, with the bulk of the money coming from parking tickets. There are two kinds of tickets that students can receive on campus. For traffic violations, CSUPD issues “TEEP Tickets.” The infraction stays on campus and is not reported to municipal or county court. Money collected from traffic violations are used to help pay for police equipment and student and support staff salaries. For biking violations, CSUPD issues “BEEP Tickets.” The violation stays on campus and is not reported to municipal or county court. Money collected from biking violations is used to help support bicycling on campus.

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Boise State’s 6-2 offense not confusing for CSU volleyball By KYLE GRABOWSKI The Rocky Mountain Collegian Boise State’s volleyball team will run a 6-2 offense when they come to Moby Arena, which features two setters in the back row rather than one in the front row like CSU employs. This creates three attacking options in the front row rather than two, which alleviates pressure from the individual hitters. The Broncos further complicate the scheme by accelerating their tempo to both outside hitters. Senior Liz Harden and sophomore Alyssa Gammel rank third and fourth in the Mountain West in kills per set at 3.68 and 3.47. “It’s really going to stress (senior middle blockers) Megan (Plourde) and Breion (Paige),” CSU coach Tom Hilbert said. “They’re going to have to be fast, disciplined, watch the ball and go. At times they’re going to have to guess, or we’ll guess for them.” It takes many well-rounded, technically

skilled volleyball players to run the system because a team is using all of its limited substitutions to move the setters around. The outside hitters are the team’s primary passers and must possess good ball-control skills. Hilbert chose not to run a 6-2 at CSU because he recruits bigger, more athletic players that might be more long-term projects as complete players. “We recruit a lot of kids who aren’t great volleyball players, who need development,” he said. “To run that system you need two setters and six attackers that are all competent and ready to play.” Boise State chooses to recruit these smaller, more skilled players and fit its system to that, which can create problems when the Broncos encounter taller, more athletic teams like CSU. “They have the best athletes in the conference, and they’re the best blocking team in the conference,” Boise State coach Shawn Garus said. “Their size cre-

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ates issues, but what they do with their size in the blocking scheme makes them so dangerous.” CSU’s “scheme blocking” focuses on shutting down individual attackers rather than a system as a whole, which makes blocking a 6-2 no different than blocking an offense with a single setter. “We do it for every team, so there’s nothing really changing,” CSU senior middle blocker Megan Plourde said. “We’re going to find the best hitters, the most efficient hitters and Matt will be calling the same blocking calls we do for every team.” The Broncos have been trying to work around that scheme by focusing on hitting higher and into the seams between blocks, but are more focused on their side of the net. “We’re not going to let what our opponent does consume us,” Garus said. Assistant sports editor Kyle Grabowski can be reached at sports@collegian. com.

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