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March 8, 2012

Volume 34, Issue 25

Serving the Auraria Campus for 33 Years

TheMetropolitan MetNews


New grade policy: How you will be affected 3

Students trim their tresses for cancer patients 8

AudioFiles Files

The names, they are a changin’ 10

MetSports Women’s basketball ousted from RMAC tourney 12

Metro’s name change flies through senate Story on page 3

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Name change passes through Senate Police SB-148 heads to House Education Committee

Megan Mitchell It’s finally smooth sailing for Metro’s name change, at least for now. The Senate Education Committee unanimously approved Metro’s proposed name change to Metropolitan State University of Denver Feb. 23. Senate Bill 148 was then moved to the Senate floor Feb. 29, where it passed a final reading unanimously in only five days. “It’s exciting to have such strong bipartisan support in favor of getting the bill passed,” Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, said. “I’m hoping and optimistic that we get the same level of support in the House.” Next up, the House Education Committee will read the bill sometime this week. If approved, it will move to the House floor where it is

expected to glide through as easily as it did in the Senate. “I don’t anticipate any major problems,” Sen. Lucia Guzman, DDenver said. “Of course, there will be some who vote against it.” Guzman said that since there

Name change bill supporter Sen. Lucia Guzman, D-Denver.

Name change bill supporter Rep. Crisanta Duran, D-Denver.

are no fiscal clauses, the bill would not need to step off into the appropriations committee and be held up further. Metro’s name change has endured a rocky four-year conception period. Most recently, it was stalled for more than a year by the University of Denver over trademark infringement. DU argued that the placement of the words “Denver”

and “university” in the new name violated their school’s brand. The bill was cleared to be moved into Legislation after a contractual coexistence agreement delineating how Metro would be allowed to use the words “Denver” and “university” was signed by President Stephen Jordan and DU Chancellor Robert Coombe Feb. 6. “Metro is an institution that has been here for many years that was born out of one vision, that has grown and has now blossomed — and almost burst — a new vision for the future,” Guzman said. She is sponsoring the bill and has more than 1,300 constituents who work at Metro. “I think anytime an institution or entity has reason to rename what it already is —in terms of its goals and its new visions —I always support that,” she said.

Transcripts could get a new look

Faculty senate votes on new grading policies Nicholas M. Roper Metro’s Faculty Senate reclassified several grading policies at the Feb. 29 meeting. The the no credit policy, the last grade policy and the number of times a student may retake the course were included. “The college continually looks at the best practices to promote student progress towards degree completion and student success,” Metro Registrar, Paula Martinez said. Under the current policy, a student can receive a ‘no credit’ in two ways: They can drop the class before the withdraw deadline to receive an “NC”, or they can be removed from class for administrative reasons and receive an NC. The new policy will no longer give students an NC for those reasons. Instead, if a student drops a class before the withdraw deadline, they will receive a “W” on their transcript. If a student is removed from class for administrative reasons, they will receive an “AW.”

There will be no more NC grades on a student’s record unless the student wants to have an NC instead of an F, but an administrator must approve. The Student Government Assembly was also in support of the changes proposed for the grading policies, according to SGA Vice President Tesa Johnson Ferrell Jones.

of times. A student can only use grade replacement for 18 credit hours, or roughly six classes. Finally, students will only be able to repeat a course twice * * without an adviser’s approval. After the second attempt, *withdraw *no credit the student must meet with a department adviser and the ad* viser must approve the student *administrative withdraw for a third attempt. “I believe the proposed changes will allow for the college to have a strategic involvement model for student You can only retention and success,” Martirepeat 18 credit nez said. hours All grades given to students will be shown on transcripts, including the number of times the student took the course and all NC, W and AW grades. “I think that if you are A change to the “last grade willing to put in the time to stands” policy was voted in. Curretake that class, you shouldn’t be rently, students can repeat a course punished for it. We shouldn’t be an unlimited number of times and branded with an F or a D,” Metro only the most recent grade will Junior, Danielle O’Bryan said. appear on their transcript. The new The grading policy changes policy will show all attempts and will not be official until they pass all grades received for that course through the President’s Cabinet, on a student’s transcript. the Board of Trustees and PresiStudents will not be able to redent Stephen Jordan. peat a course an unlimited number

Blotter DUI Arrests 3.1: Arrest at Speer Boulevard and Larimer Street. The suspect had no campus affiliation. 3.1: Arrest at 9th Avenue and Walnut Street. The suspect had no campus affiliation. 3.3: Arrest at 11th Street and Larimer Street. The suspect had no campus affiliation. 3.3: Arrest at 9th Avenue and Larimer Street. The suspect had no campus affiliation.

Thefts 3.2: Arrest in Tivoli. The suspect allegedly stole an Apple iPad. 3.3: Arrest in Auraria Library. The suspect allegedly stole a ring.

Warrant Arrests 3.1: Arrest at Speer Boulevard and Larimer Street. The suspect had no campus affiliation. 3.4: Arrest at Colfax Avenue and Kalamath Street. The suspect had no campus affiliation. 3.5: Arrest at 11th Street and Larimer Street. The suspect had no campus affiliation.

Trespassing 3.1: Arrest at Auraria Library. The suspect had no campus affiliation. 3.2: Arrest at South Classroom. The suspect had no campus affiliation.


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New club focuses on outreach

Alisha Keppel Metro’s newly revived Human Development club met March 5 to discuss how it will move forward after reestablishing the organization from being disbanded for low student participation. The meeting was a chance for the recruitment of new members and planning upcoming events and projects. The club originated more than eight or nine years ago, but became inactive due to a lack of interest and members. This is the first year the club has been started up again officially, beginning in Fall 2011. “Last semester there was only about four members. So we’ve picked up steam, and now we get about ten people at each meeting,” Club Adviser Dr. Bethany Fleck said. Before it started up, there was no club to represent the Human Development major in the Psychology Department, according to Kristen Broussard, club president and junior Metro student. Fleck restarted the club as a result. “We hope the more we promote the work we do, the more people will get interested, because it’s actually a lot of fun,” Broussard said.

The March 6 meeting had an attendance of 11 people. Fleck said the time of the meetings, which are held every other Monday at five p.m., makes it difficult for some

Humand Development club President Kristen Broussard. The Met Staff Photo

students to attend, “I like the camaraderie between everyone that’s in the club,” said Lisa Beckman, a human development major at Metro and club member. The club hosted a pizza night Feb. 27 as part of its promotional efforts. Twenty-five students at-

tended. “(Fleck) worked really hard to get us on par with the other psychology clubs who have been active and stayed active,” Broussard said. The efforts of Fleck will keep the club on the right track, she said. Plus, the club is a great resume builder, Broussard said. “It looks good when you go to look for jobs or when you go to graduate school, that you’ve done all this volunteer work.” The main focus of the club has been community service outreach projects, according to Beckman. Fleck agrees that volunteer opportunities have been flourishing due to the interest of the group as a whole. Past events have included a spaghetti dinner at Eiber Elementary and a holiday season toy drive. Spaghetti was served to kids and their families for $1 a plate. More than $300 dollars was raised. The money will send one student to Outdoor Lab, a camp offered to sixth grade students in Jefferson County schools. The club is open to all students and meets every other Monday at 5:15 p.m. Additional reporting by Jessica Wacker

SGA at-a-glance Briefs and Photo by Brad Roudebush

Budget news­—

Judicial action—

Sens. Jeffery Washington and Scott Hirsbrunner have filed a complaint against President Jesse Altum alleging multiple violations of the Student Government Assembly’s policy manual. The facts of the case will be presented at a pretrial March 14. The court will hear any motions or requests presented prior to the actual trial. The pretrial will be held in Tivoli 307 in the conference room at 2:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

Altum said despite the budget crisis the SGA is experiencing, they are still planning to hold SGA sponsored events. He said the remaining scheduled events are either low-cost or free and they are receiving donations. UCD News and notables—

UCD’s SGA voted down a resolution which would have sent a delegation to attend the United States Student Association’s National Grassroots Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. The original estimated cost of the trip was $10,000.

Appointments and confirmations—

The senate unanimously accepted the appointment of Metro sophomores Stephen Young and Apolonia Sepeda as associate justices March 2. Metro seniors Alexa Davis and Phillip Haberman’s appointments to Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board’s Sustainable Campus Program were affirmed by the SGA March 2—Haberman to the position of vice-chair. Sophomore Apolonia Sepeda is sworn in as associate justice March 2.


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Auraria Student Lofts rise higher

Andrea Heap

Auraria students can get high in a way other Denver residents cannot, and that’s by signing a lease with Auraria Student Lofts. The Auraria Student Lofts, located in the heart of downtown, went under new Management in July. Their goal is to get the building to full capacity, according to Ryan Sundling, the leasing and marketing team leader. In July, occupancy rates were below 40 percent, said Sundling. The building has a capacity of 439 residents. Currently, there are 360 students living in the lofts. “We’ve leased at the fastest pace the building’s ever seen,” Sundling said. Currently, Auraria Student Lofts is remolding its lobby. They are putting in a brand new computer bar, an outdoor patio, a TV lounge, a conference room for residents and new management offices off 14th street. The lobby

renovations will be completed by mid-April. During construction, the leasing offices are located on the 17th floor of the building. Tentative plans to improve the amenities for the students are part of Auraria Student Lofts plans to increase occupancy. It will be a multi-million dollar renovation, but exact plans have not been confirmed. “Hopefully, we will have a basketball court, a two-level fitness center, an outdoor kitchen, pool, lounge, study rooms [and] possibly a movie theater,” Sundling said. The location and views of the Auraria Student Lofts are unrivaled, but the amenities were lacking. They have to compete with student housing like The Regency, located North of Park Avenue, which has a bowling alley, arcade, swimming pool and indoor basketball courts. Metro sophomore Charlie Grenhart is a resident at Auraria Student Lofts. He lives on the 28th

A graphic rendering of the new lobby under construction at the Auraria Student Loft building shows the computer bar. Image courtesy of Aurarua Student Lofts

floor. “I love it. There are a lot of cool people and I love the view ­— it’s probably my favorite part,” Grenhart said. “The location is amazing because there are restaurants all

over, bars all over [and] you have the performing art center and convention center right here,” said Alie Jones, Metro freshman and Auraria Student Lofts community assistant. The building is located at 1041

14th Street, and also houses The Curtis Hotel. Students live on floors 17–30. Rent ranges from $579 to $739, depending on if you live in a twobedroom or a four-bedroom loft.

Getting caught off base Metro’s baseball team had an extra man on the field during its home game against Colorado Mesa University March 3. Lee Gurney, who is not affiliated with Auraria, was arrested for repeatedly charging onto the baseball field during the second inning of the Roadrunner’s game around 2 p.m. “The individual came across the field for a brief second,” Sports Information Director, Andy Schlichting said. “We went over to try and see what was going on with this guy and it was obvious he was out of it, intoxicated or on some kind of drug. So we called the Auraia Police to send someone over.” Auraria Police arrived in approximately ten minutes, he said. “In the meantime, he walked

back over the fence toward the field and we said, ‘No, you can’t go on the field,’” Schlichting said. “It was difficult to understand what he was saying because he was slurring his words, but he said, ‘I’m not going on the field, I just want to watch.’” According to Schlichting, Gurney then bolted back onto the field. Schlichting chased and restrained him after Gurney threw a punch at him. Gurney’s actions were described by one onlooker as “frolicking across the field.” When he was removed by Auraria Police, he reportedly struggled and tried to kick out the windows of the squad car he was being led into. Story by Megan Mitchell • Photo by Alex Pringle •

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Denver’s bad ideas: two down, more to come Bad civic ideas are like those preelectronic-effects “Whack-A-Mole” arcade games where you hammered one critter down and two more pop up. Denver and Colorado have never lacked for bad ideas that would have far-reaching effects on the cityscape and the landscape of the surrounding region. Some get batted down, only to be replaced by new schemes at least as bad. Or worse. To the relief of many, excluding development hucksters in Aurora and at Gaylord Entertainment that builds mega- hotels with fake local “themes,” the heavily-touted notion of moving Denver’s National Western Stock Show and Rodeo to Aurora seems dead in its tracks, at least for the near future. But don’t count on it, liking a sleeping vampire, staying dead forever. Vampires have a knack of reviving, and not only in the movies. Given the right spin, numbers, money and impressive presentation to the right pliant Denver City Council at some future date, the Council’s late-2011 decision to pull the plug on an earlier plan to explore the possibilities — and alleged “regional” benefits — of moving the 106-year-old Denver institution to Aurora can always be revived. Especially with current Stock Show management moaning that, without major changes, the venue that drew more than 600,000 visitors last January will go bankrupt in ten years. Close to the Auraria campus — that has sprouted dubious ideas of its own — another bad idea was recently shot down when the Denver Planning Board, in a surprise mid-February move, voted down oversized corporate signs shouting “Sports Authority Field” around the Broncos’ stadium - in giant glowing lettering, lit all night. The proposed signs were opposed by a coalition of neighborhood groups with concerns about light pollution and garish signs beaming mega-candle-power intrusions into their bedrooms at all hours. Amazingly, the neighbors prevailed over what usually carries the day: money. The Sports Authority sporting goods chain, that paid $150 million for naming rights to Mile High after Invesco

evaporated, wasn’t amused with the scaleddown compromise. Even more amazing than the neighbors’ win over corporate lawyers and corporate money — let it be noted that Mile High’s neighbors today are far better-heeled in the suddenly spiff y ‘hood north of the stadium than folks who called it home less a decade ago — was the argument that finally carried the day. When the most compelling argument turned out to be esthetic violence that would be done to the stadium’s design along the curvy metal band that surrounds the stadium with red-lettered signs nearly ten feet high and half as long as the football field itself. Expensive stadiums — eleven year-old Mile High II cost $360 million — built with public money and deemed obsolete after about 30 years, may be remembered as the disposable architecture of our time. But they shouldn’t have to serve as laundry lines for corporate advertising. Downtown Denver is already awash with corporate signage atop tall buildings. The visual effect — what’s a polite term for “Mickey Mouse?” — doesn’t mesh well with Denver’s cosmopolitan/ international city aspirations. Not even high-bling Los Angeles, home to American fantasies, defaces its downtown buildings that way in a real international city not far from Mickey Mouse in Anaheim. A bad idea moving closer to fruition is international artist Christo’s scheme to cover nearly six miles of the Arkansas River, near Salida and Cotapaxi in south Colorado, with a silver translucent fabric in a literally over-the-top “Over the River” installation. Or ego trip. Christo and his supporters claim the project will add a $50 million infusion of jobs and infrastructure — with no state or local money involved — and $121 million in spending from an expected 400,000 tourists during the few weeks’ life of the installation. A new wildlife preserve for bighorn sheep is part of a deal approved last November by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Lots of locals aren’t sold on the merit of a scheme that Christo, now 76, has been plan-

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J. SEBASTIAN SINISI ning for 20 years while investing $7 million of his own money in environmental studies, surveys and related hoops. Aside from a glut of traffic along two-lane U.S. 50 that offers few shoulders, the 9,000 holes to support the project’s anchors are especially troubling. Call me a Philistine with no clue about Great Art, but I’d ask: “What’s the point?” But Christo, who thinks big, has been at this sort of thing for decades. It took him years of opposition and delays to wrap the Reichstag building in Berlin in fabric, along with Paris’ Pont Neuf bridge over the Seine. He also hung, after a 25-year battle, orange banners from 7,503 gates in Manhattan’s Central Park. Some planned wrappings in Rome and elsewhere, never materialized; so to speak. Many others did — from California to Japan. In the early 1970s, Christo draped a cloth installation across the Colorado River near Rifle. It lasted long enough for pictures before high winds shredded it. Along the Arkansas, Christo himself —facing a 28-month construction schedule — on Feb.21 pushed the construction start date to August, 2015. The Arkansas River Valley may seem far away with little connection to life on campus, such as it is, or your own life. But what happens there and to Denver’s cityscape has everything to do with the kind of city and state you’ll inherit after graduation, should you choose to stick around. There’s a big world beyond Mile High Stadium. But you can do lots worse than Colorado, where — sometimes — they get things right.

Letter to the Editor: Soliciation is not activism: Part II Last week, I argued that many political organizations use emotionally manipulative marketing practices, and questioned the efficacy of such so-called “political action.” I also recommended protest. But I don’t want my account to seem wholly unsympathetic to people who actually work these horrible jobs. They are being consistently ignored while trying to effect a “change” in an unjust and cruel world. I want to point out that they are also being taken advantage of. Starry-eyed would-be activists are sucked in by these organizations, are then ignored by people they would expect to support them. All this comes about because someone got greedy enough to exploit people who want to solve the world’s problems for profit.

Organizations might be called non-profit, but ‘non-profit’ only means that they don’t report a net income each fiscal year. It does not bar the executives of the organizations from flying in private jets, which they justify to themselves by saying, “Well, my organization does so much good for the world; I’m entitled to a few luxuries.” I suggest asking organizations where your money will go. Worthwhile organizations should be able to readily provide such information. If they don’t know or don’t want to share that information, it is a scam. If they’re worth it, some 70 percent of your money will be going directly to the people whom, or the cause which, the charity is supposed to be helping. There are some legitimate organizations who actually do


some meaningful work. But we should all be wary of organizations in which money has to climb several ‘levels’ before it can be “used.” I would like to say that if we are to have panhandling on campus, let it be by the homeless. One hundred percent of that money would go directly to the people who need it the most, and we would all be able to see the results of giving $10 worth of food to a person. Again, I want to stress that I am not against saving children, or the environment, I’m all for that. I simply question the practices of certain activists groups on campus. Change happens through action, not donation; so act. -Phillip Ricks, Metro senior

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The Reel Deal: ‘Twilight’s’ sparkle-pires still suck Steve Guntli The “Twilight” series has imparted some valuable lessons to its young female fans over the years. According to the films: having a boyfriend should be the only defining characteristic of women, young girls should always attempt suicide to get their boyfriends’ attention and vampires are sparkly. Now, with the release of “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” they add this little chestnut: sex should be a punishment for women, one reserved only for marriage and solely for procreation. Thanks, Stephanie Meyer — author of the series. It may sound sarcastic, but these underlying themes take this series from merely bad to actually harmful. It’s not content to be a vapid, painfully dull teenage soap opera with unintentionally hilarious moments. It seeks to actively undermine 50 years of feminism.

Horrible as it may be to say so, I could almost tolerate it if the films were constructed competently or if they featured even one likeable character. “Breaking Dawn” is easily the worst of the “Twilight” movies, and when you consider that each subsequent entry has been jockeying for that position, it’s quite an achievement. “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” — the final entry in the series was stretched into two movies to drag out our suffering — opens with the wedding of Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her vampire lover Edward (Robert Pattinson). The couple stammers and Photo courtesy of Summit Entertainment furtively naval-gazes through human Bella — and their canopy the ceremony while spurned bed — battered and bruised. Edwerewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) ward refuses to have sex with her pouts and removes his shirt in the ever again. And soon it’s apparbackground. ent that Bella is pregnant with a The couple departs for their fast-gestating monster baby that’s honeymoon, where Edward’s eating her alive from the inside. supernatural sexual prowess leaves

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Overlooking all the demeaning subtext, what’s really shocking is that after four movies and hundreds of millions of dollars, nothing interesting has happened. Some judicious editing and a sense of proper narrative propulsion could have cut this entire series down to one movie, two at the most, and we would have been spared any unnecessary exposure to the painfully awful performances from its large cast of cardboard cutouts. Most of the characters are little more than a first name bound to a supernatural affiliation without a drop of depth, and the characters we spend the most time with are no more developed, just much more whiny. “Breaking Dawn’s” best moments come when it’s unintentionally funny, such as the scene where Jacob and his werewolf buddies talk to each other in gruff dog voices, or when Edward cuts through his crowning baby’s

placenta — with his teeth. The visual effects have not advanced in complexity since the first entry, either, with obvious green screens and cartoonish CGI concoctions. All of these could be forgiven, however, if the film were able to deliver on the romance that’s central to the series’ credibility, but this is “Breaking Dawn’s” crowning achievement in failure. Stewart and Pattinson have so little chemistry, they seemed like a brother and sister being forced to make out. You can see them trying to pull away from each other as they kiss, and Stewart in particular seems constantly on the verge of vomiting. This is meant to be the premier romantic saga of our generation? “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” is one of those rare films that doesn’t have a single redeeming moment. It can only be properly judged in gradient scales of badness, ranging from horrible to offensively horrible. Harsh? Maybe. True? Sadly.

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Hair drive asks donors for a little off the top Caitlin Sievers

Crystal Escarsega, a Metro senior, is chopping off her hair so it can be made into a wig for someone with cancer, and she’s hopeful that more Auraria students will follow her lead. Escarsega, 30, started a campus wide hair drive. Donations will be sent to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a charity that makes real-hair wigs for women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. “Obviously, losing your hair is less important than losing your life,” Escarsega said. “But, I think that’s such an emotional thing to go through.” Cancer has touched Escarsega’s life many times, and inspired her to start the hair drive. She watched a close family friend, a woman she thought of as an aunt, lose her hair while going through chemo. The friend, who wore scarves to hide her hair loss, died from breast cancer. Last year, when Escarsega was already planning to donate her hair, her mother was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Her mother’s cancer was contained so she didn’t need chemotherapy, but the experience made hair donation even more

Kate Rigot Although it’s March and soon will be spring, we are in fact in the midst of Denver’s snowiest month in general. As such, I thought it would be appropriate to bring you some of my favorite cold-weather soup recipes. Soups are wonderful for many reasons. They can be full of labor-intensive elegance or rustic simplicity. As a less-dense type of food (with a higher water content) they can be filling and nourishing without costing much. They are flexible and versatile and generally easy to make. Soups can be one-pot meals or they can be essentially glorified vegetable side dishes. They can sometimes come together start-to-finish in minutes and at other times simmer for hours, humidifying and filling your home with a savory aroma. And they can swallow most of your leftovers whole. Simple, soul-warming soups have comforted hungry people for generations. As Brother VictorAntoine d’Avila-Latourrette says in his book “12 Months of Monastery Soups,” “soups easily adapt themselves to any situation or circumstance of daily living, and often they bring much comfort to it.”

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important to Escarsega. “It just makes you think a lot about life and what’s really important,” she said. “You just see everything in a different perspective.” One of the reasons women who’ve lost their hair like real-hair wigs is because they don’t get as hot at synthetic ones, she explained. “I think it’s just a psychological thing too,” Escarsega said. “It doesn’t feel like as much of a wig.” Currently the vice president of Metro’s biology club, Escarsega brought up the idea for a campuswide hair drive during one of their meetings. “She knows that by providing a gift, even as minor as a hair Don’t forget that soup recipes can be incredibly forgiving. Don’t be afraid to adjust the ingredients and their proportions according to your pantries and your whims. So try out some of these recipes, and then relax with a steaming mug of soup. You don’t even have to wait for it to snow first.


Serves 3 – 4 This traditional Italian vegetable soup is a complete meal and is pretty simple to make. The vegetables used here are the ones you tend to see most often in this kind of soup, but you can also add red or green bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, whole spinach leaves, kale, or even green olives. 2 T. olive oil ½ medium-sized onion, chopped 1 celery stalk, sliced 1 carrot, sliced 1 small potato, diced 2 garlic cloves, coarsely minced ½ cup green beans 1 10-oz. can of stewed or diced tomatoes, with liquid 4 cups of water or vegetable stock 1 bay leaf ½ cup canned or cooked cannellini beans (white kidney beans) ½ cup canned or cooked red kidney or garbanzo beans

donation, can make the difference in one’s recovery,” said Dr. Sheryl Zajdowicz, assistant professor of Biology and adviser to the biology club. Escarsega grew up in El Paso, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in speech pathology. She moved to Boulder nine years ago to attend massage school. While still working as a massage therapist, Escarsega is finishing up her prerequisites at Metro so she can move on to graduate school to become a physician’s assistant. “I will be able to practice medicine, spend more time with patients, and still have time for a personal life,” Escarsega said. The drive goes through the end of the semester, so those interested can have time to grow their hair out to the required 8 inches. Ponytail donations must be in a zip-lock bag, and can be dropped off at the biology department’s office in the science building. Contributors should include a note card in the bag with their name and address. All donated hair must be in a ponytail with an elastic band holding it together. For more information, and tips on how to make sure your hair is healthy enough for donation visit

1/3 cup of macaroni or other small soup pasta ½ cup white wine (opt.) salt and pepper to taste pinch of dried red pepper flakes (opt.) grated parmesan cheese (opt.) chopped fresh thyme, basil or parsley (opt.) 1. Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add next four ingredients and sauté until soft. Add garlic and green beans and sauté one minute more. 2. Add the tomatoes, water or stock, and bay leaf, and simmer for 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender. 3. Stir in the beans, pasta, and wine (if using) and cook for 10 more minutes, until pasta is cooked but not too soft. 4. Add salt and pepper and red pepper flakes if using. Remove bay leaf. 5. Serve garnished with parmesan and/or herbs.

Cream of Tomato Soup

Serves 3 Serve this classic soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. ½ T. butter or oil ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup grated potatoes 1 clove crushed garlic ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. each dried dill and thyme ½ tsp. dried basil 1 ¼ cups tomato puree

Crystal Escarsega began a campus-wide hair drive in association with Patene Beautifil Lenghts, a charity that makes real-hair wigs for chemotherapy patients. Photo by Steve Anderson •

(canned or fresh) ¾ tsp. honey ¾ cups milk at room temperature 1. Heat butter or oil in a medium saucepan. Add onion, potato and garlic and sauté over low heat until potatoes are tender, 10 – 15 minutes. 2. Add salt and herbs and sauté 1 minute more. 3. Add tomatoes and honey. Simmer covered over low heat for about 20 minutes. 4. Just before serving, add the milk and stir thoroughly. Heat gently. 5. You can either puree the soup in a blender or serve as is. Garnish (optional) with a dollop of plain yogurt or cubes of Swiss cheese. Adapted from The Enchanted Broccoli Forest by Mollie Katzen

Mushroom barley soup

Serves 4 This savory, earthy soup just begs to be cooked up on a snowy day. You can omit the wine or vinegar, if necessary. Another variation is to stir in some sour cream or heavy cream just before serving. 2 T. dried mushrooms such as porcini, shiitake, or chanterelle 1 T. butter ½ large onion, diced, or 2 large leeks, halved and sliced 1 carrot, sliced thickly 1 parsnip, sliced thickly, or 1

small potato, diced coarsely 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped ½ pound firm, meaty mushrooms such as cremini or portobello, cut into large cubes 1 ½ tsp. flour ½ cup dry red wine or sherry or 1 T. balsamic vinegar plus 3 T. water 4 cups beef broth or water ½ cup whole barley 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. dried thyme ½ tsp. rubbed sage a few pinches of rosemary salt and pepper 1. Soak dried mushrooms in enough hot water to cover for ½ hour. Strain out mushrooms and chop coarsely, but keep the soaking liquid. 2. Melt butter in a large saucepan and sauté all the vegetables until soft and starting to brown, about 6-7 minutes. 3. Add flour, stirring often for about 3 minutes, until fragrant and starting to brown. 4. Stir in the wine or vinegar, and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. 5. Add the broth or water, the reserved mushroom soaking liquid, barley and herbs. Bring soup to a simmer and cook, covered, for at least an hour, until barley is cooked through and soup is thickened, stirring occasionally. 6. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a slice of crusty country bread.



March 8, 2012

If the dancing’s Baroque, don’t fix it Auraria students bust a move to 18th century beats

Julie Andrijeski, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra artistic director, leads a Baroque dance class in the King Center Concert Hall Feb. 29. Photo by Jessica Cuneo •

Andrea Heap The theater was quiet except for the vocal cues of Julie Andrijeski, historical dance practices specialist and artistic director of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. “Lift up on the toes. Lower, slight bend in the knees. Arms float to the sides like a ballerina,” Adrijeski said. The Metro music department and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, hosted a Baroque dance workshop Feb. 29. Around 35 Metro students participated. Baroque music was per-

formed between 1600 and 1750. It was very ornate in style and inspired many dances during this time period. Caroline Foley, a Metro junior, attended the event for an extra credit opportunity for her music history class, and was pleasantly surprised. “It was fascinating. Learning the dances that go with the music, I had no idea,” Foley said. “Of course, I knew there were some dances with the French, but this was awesome.” Students sat on the stage and watched a presentation about the influence of dance on Baroque music in the 18th century. After the presentation, the

students cleared the chairs off the stage to prepare for the dance instruction led by Andrijeski. She stood at the front of the stage and faced the students and slowly walked them through steps of Baroque dances. Carol Elliott, a junior at Metro, plays a lot of Baroque music and learned a lot at the event. “It was interesting to see how much they scripted everything, how there were different pieces with each dance,” Elliott said. “I thought that she was going to dance, but I like that she is teaching us how to dance instead of just watching.” At first, the group seemed

too shy to participate in the dance tutorial of various Baroque dances, but quickly began smiling and having fun. After the pupils began to catch on to the steps, Andrijeski began to play Baroque music on a stereo to accompany the dances. The group, working in choreographed unison, was quick to pick up the steps. A popular Baroque dance they learned is the minuet, a social dance between two people performing delicate steps at an arm’s length apart from each other. Joe Wilson, a junior at Metro, has a lot of interest in the Baroque style and heard about the event through his music

course. “I have played a lot of Baroque dance music or at least music that inspired or referenced the dances,” Wilson said. “It was definitely an informative talk and it was a lot of fun to participate and try it out for myself.” Metro junior Justine-Marie Sullivan is a music major who also attended the performance. “I have performed and studied a lot of pieces that are based strictly off of the dances of the 18th century,” Sullivan said. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to get context for what I spend a large amount of my time on.”


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Check it out


Turn to face the name change Wesley Reyna • Name changes are a part of the music business, something Metro can relate to. Local bands change their names like they change chords when they are starting out. As they develop, the name often becomes synonymous with the group — the words themselves lose their meaning and, for better of for worse, the band is stuck with its moniker. The band Spoon is a perfect example of this because its name doesn’t overshadow its great music. Other bands, like The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin, came up with perfect names that lended themselves to equally great brands. What happens when a name doesn’t fit anymore? The Denver-based metal band, Fear Before The March Of Flames, simply shortened their name to Fear Before. Since the early ’80s, singer-songwriter John Mellencamp has gone by many different aliases, including Johnny Cougar, John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp. On Feb. 2, Metro voted in its new name: The Metropolitan State University of Denver. The state legislature has yet to approve Metro’s new title, but the board of trustees is hoping this one will stick. Just like a great band, Metro is changing its name and taking that step toward potential greatness. Let’s just hope the college doesn’t start making a habit of it like Sean Combs..

Who knows what was up with U2’s initial name, but Feedback sounds too edgy for these guys.

Photo courtesy of U2

The Doors


If Radiohead stuck with the name, On A Friday, their career would’ve been done by a Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Radiohead

The Doors’ used to be called The Psychedelic Rangers. But the image of tie-dyed riders on the storm, with flowers in their hair, must have seemed too ridiculous.

Photo courtesy of The Doors

Met’s music picks

out of 5

Sleigh Bells

Lee Fields

Wesley Reyna •

Ian Gassman •

Reign of Terror

It’s exciting to see a band worth rooting for coast its way to the Saturday Night Live stage the way Sleigh Bells did Feb. 18. Of course, along with playing SNL comes a wave of buzz and the Brooklyn-based duo banked on this by following up their performance with a new album, Reign of Terror. Sleigh Bells is made up of guitarist Derek Miller, who honed his chops during his time with metal band, Poison the Well. Meanwhile, vocalist Alexis Krauss, had a short stint in female pop-group, Rubyblue. Together, both Miller and Krauss create dreamy, hook filled anthems that even metalheads can adore. While the duo received plenty of critical acclaim for their 2010 debut Treats, this new effort is less gritty. Throughout Reign of Terror, Miller and Krauss rev-up their pop tendencies and chip away at some of their roughest edges. What’s left is an album that aims to please — but each track ends up a little bit thinner after the fact. It was smart of the duo not to try and “out do” their first album, even though most of the world has yet to hear it. Reign of Terror covers the bases that fans can expect — the raw, pump-up jam, “Comeback Kid,” and the chilled out “End of the Line,” are comparable to tracks off Treats like “Tell ‘Em” and “Rill Rill,” respectively. Sadly, this album feels more calculated than expected. It should hold over any first time listeners for a while, but soon they’ll start looking forward to Sleigh Bells’ next release, the same way fans of Treats have been looking forward to this one.

Faithful Man With the rise of neo-soul artists like Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Mayer Hawthorne, Eli Paperboy Reed, and Aloe Blacc, these past few years have been pretty damn soulful. Since the late ’60s and early ’70s, however, soul man Lee Fields has been humbly pumping out the good stuff. In 2004 — nearly 35 years after starting his musical career — Fields signed on as one of Truth & Soul’s first recording artists. March 13, he is dropping his second label release, Faithful Man, with some help from his funky backing band, The Expressions. The record kicks off with the title track, which features Fields’ smooth, but extremely hard-hitting croon. The second cut, “I Still Got It,” has plenty of gritty, confident swagger. From there, the album unfolds into eight other tracks about death, traveling and women doin’ Fields wrong. And while a few of Fields’ songs define him as a hard-traveling ladies man who has dealt with death over the past four decades, most of his tunes are just listenable. The subject matter gets buried behind all the string arrangements, tight grooves and backing vocal melodies. Just the same, Fields’ voice is almost too unique. With the timbre of a more velveteen James Brown or rougher Jackie Wilson, Fields is a fresh reminder of old soul, not just some washed-up bandleader who’s getting nostalgic. If anything, this vocal approach gives Fields more lasting power. But, in the end, Faithful Man proves to be Fields’ next best album.


‘Like’ this

Metro’s school-related ‘memes’ Wesley Reyna • Do you know the “Forever Alone” guy or Hipster Ariel? Perhaps you’ve seen Scumbag Steve, Philoso-raptor, Good Guy Greg or the Socially Awkward Penguin? If a familiar face didn’t pop up in your mind for each one of the memes mentioned in the list above, then you’re missing out on all the Metro-themed, meme action taking place on the “MSCD Memes” Facebook page. Plenty of well-known meme characters have been personalized to match the commuter experience of Auraria. Metro staff and students alike are satirized. There’s even a wealth of witty topical humor covering Yes, even Bear Grylls can’t find his way around campus. on-campus topics. For instance, Photo courtesy of MSCD Memes a Gene Wilder era Willy Wonka or not Kenneth King’s portrait makes him condescendingly approves of Metro’s pending name change. Even Futur- look like a pimp. Either way, Metro’s new ama’s main character, Fry, ponders whether memes make school a tad more enjoyable.

w To see more hilarious memes, visit


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’Runners out of chase for title Roadrunners Baseball:

Women No. 2 in region for NCAA tournament

Ben Bruskin With tears in her eyes, Metro senior guard Jasmine Cervantes assumed blame for her team’s 7066 defeat at the hands of Western State College. Metro bowed out in of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament with the loss. “I just wanted to get back on the court,” Cervantes said. “I felt like I let I my team down.” Cervantes went down with an ankle injury midway through the second half of the March 2 game inside Colorado State Fair Event Center in Pueblo. After getting tangled up with an opponent on a play away from the ball, she was able to return for only three minutes of non-effective basketball. Metro’s head coach Tanya Haave, however, would not let Cervantes carry the weight of that responsibility. “She far from let the team down tonight,” Haave said. “She

lose 3 of 4 in weekend series Daniel Laverty

Metro women’s basketball head coach Tanya Haave fields questions after a 70-66 loss March 2 against Western State College while freshman guard Jenessa Burke looks on. The game was held at the Colorado State Fair Event Center in Pueblo and featured a last minute comeback by Metro, which fell short thanks to 12-15 freethrow shooting by WSC in the final stretch. Photo by Rachel Fuenzalida •

Metro senior center Caley Dow fights for the opening tip against Western State College center Katie Hall. Metro won the tip, but Western won the game, 7066. Photo by Rachel Fuenzalida •

can’t control getting injured.” Metro could not control Nikki Trujillo either. The Mountaineer guard put up a game-high 22 points against Metro, including 5-7 from 3-point land. After scoring 13 points in the first half, Trujillo was held to just six points in the second half until her final 3-ball of the day with just over three minutes left put WSC up 58-51. “[Trujillo’s] a tremendous player and she’s very capable of having games like that,” Haave said. “Great players make some great plays and she made those plays tonight.” Metro came into the game leading the nation in rebounding margin, out-boarding opponents by an average of 14.8 boards per game. Though the ’Runners won that battle 39-36, it was shockingly below average. Also, Metro may have shot themselves in the foot with a dismal 38.7 percent shooing from the field. Despite their woes, Metro was able to make a slight comeback at the end of the game. The Roadrunners scored 13 points in the final two minutes, including two 3-pointers by junior guard Jenessa Burke to pull within two. However, WSC went 12-15 from the charity stripe in that same stretch to ice

the 70-66 game. “We knew if we could limit their rebounding and second chance points, and defend the paint, we would win,” Mountaineer head coach Latricia Trammel said. “There was moments that we had not too sharp defense, but we did it when it counted.” Metro (25-3) finished No. 10 in the final D-II poll of the season and will now shift all of its focus onto beating Minnesota Duluth — their opponent in the NCAA Regional Tournament in Wayne, Nebraska, March 9. “Losing is a failure, but our team has always been very good at taking this opportunity and taking this challenge on to get better,” Haave said. “They’re hurting, but we’re going to keep our heads held high and keep plugging away.”

Minnesota Duluth •University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs •18-9 record this season •Men’s ice hockey team won D-I national championship last year •Women’s ice hockey team won D-I national championship in 2010

The Roadrunners are ready to start a new season of conference play with a new coach and a new team. Metro’s baseball team dropped three of four games to the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks March 3 and 4 at Auraria Field. The Roadrunners are now 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. CMU swept the double-header against Metro 4-0 and 6-4 March 3. Metro got its first RMAC win in game three 5-3, but fell 13-0 to the Mavs in game four March 4. “We just lost our approach,” head coach Jerrid Oates said. “I think we pressed a little bit and got off our game.” Freshman first baseman Darryl Baca got things started in game three for the Roadrunners in the second inning, blasting a home run to center field to give Metro a 1-0 lead. Freshman pitcher Nick Hammett was dominant in his first collegiate start. Hammett allowed four hits and an unearned run in his seven innings. The right-hander struck out four and walked two in the winning effort. “[Hammett] threw just a phenomenal game for his first college start ever,” Oates said. “He commanded the zone and kept the baseball down.” The Roadrunner’s bats, silenced the previous day, came alive in the fourth inning. Senior catcher Robbie Nickels singled to start the inning and eventually scored, after freshman center fielder Mitch Gibbons drove him in with a single. Freshman left fielder Jeff Levett’s RBI groundout brought in Gibbons for the second run of the inning. Baca capped the inning off with a towering solo home run to left field, his second of the day. Metro held a 4-0 lead after four innings. “Baca broke out [today],” Oates said. “I told him, ‘Go hit the ball as hard as you can’ and that’s exactly what he did.” >> Continued on page 13

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two innings for the Mavericks, not allowing a hit. CMU mercy-ruled Metro 13-0 in seven innings. “There’s a lot of guys that are being thrust into the middle of it all without or with very little experience,” Oates said. Next up for Metro: Colorado School of Mines March 9-11 at Auraria Field. Parking and admission is free. Check for all game times.

>> Continued from page 12 The Mavs scored one run in the sixth and two in the seventh, but that’s all Metro’s bullpen would allow. The Roadrunners held on for the 5-3 win. Metro’s good fortune ended in game four. The Mavericks jumped on Metro freshman pitcher Mike Thill in the first inning. CMU scored nine runs in the first, immediately putting Metro in a hole. Oates was forced to pull Thill with only two outs in the first inning. The bats once again went cold for the Roadrunners as Metro grounded into two double plays. The Roadrunners seemed to gain momentum when senior second baseman Ty Jacobs singled to lead off the fourth inning. Jacobs was then picked off at first base, right before junior shortstop Erik Cammall would double down the right field line. The Roadrunners mustered only three hits in game four, all off of Maverick starting pitcher Jared Christensen. The lefty was brilliant, allowing only one walk in five shutout innings. “He had good movement on his stuff,” Baca said. “Baseball is a crazy sport. You come out and beat a team one game and they beat you the next game.” Pitchers Kris Carlson and Lucas Anderson closed out the final

Softball update Metro’s softball team won two games out of town this weekend and improved their record to 6-12 overall and 3-3 in RMAC play. The ’Runners won their conference matchups against Black Hills State 10-0 and 7-4. In addition, Metro junior pitcher Aubree Maul was named RMAC Player Of The Week. Maul posted a shutout while striking out 10 batters in the 10-0 win March 4.


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in theaters March 9

•MEN’S BASKETBALL Regional tournament game vs. Adams State in Golden, Colorado. 3/10/12. •WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Regional tournament game vs. Minnesota Duluth in Wayne, Nebraska. 3/9/12 •BASEBALL Conference games vs. Colorado School of Mines at Auraria Field. 3/9, 3/10, 3/11 •SOFTBALL Conference games vs. Colorado State-Pueblo at Auraria Field. 3/10, 3/11 •TRACK AND FIELD NCAA Indoor Championships in Mankato, Minnesota. 3/9, 3/10


Freshman pitcher Nick Hammett delivers a pitch in a game March 4 at Auraria Field. Hammett came away with the win in his first college start, throwing seven innings and allowing four hits along with one unearned run in the 5-3 Roadrunner victory. Photo by Steve Anderson •

Metro Schedule

Visit for all the latest Roadrunner news, including the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ run through the NCAA tournament.

•TENNIS Match vs. Colorado Christian in Lakewood. 3/7



Rated R

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TimeOut This

Week 3.8

Applied Learning Center Open House 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1045 Ninth Street Park

Come meet the staff and learn more about the Applied Learning Center and it’s High Impact Educational Programs: Internships, Undergraduate Research, and Service Learning. Free

3.9 Metro Baseball Across 1- Augury 5- ___ Mio 10- Small amounts 14- Mrs. Dithers, in “Blondie” 15- Clothe 16- 1994 Costner role 17- One recording the past 20- Fuming sulphuric acid 21- It’s past due 22- Bosomy 23- Rocker Ocasek 25- Give it ___! 27- Long-distance race 31- Compel by intimidation 35- Airline since 1948 36- Writer 38- Eternity 39- Convert into leather 40- Part of ETA

41- Liturgical vestment 42- Avril follower 43- Cornerstone abbr. 44- Gambling house 46- Comic Rudner 47- Impassive 49- Like a lodestone 51- Get the better of 53- Are we there ___? 54- Chilean pianist Claudio 57- Actress Charlotte 59- Small antelope 63- At the same time 66- Record with a VCR 67- Shed ___ 68- Actress Heche 69- From the U.S. 70- Informs 71- Grasp

Down 1- Dos cubed 2- Drudge 3- Gaelic language of Ireland or Scotland 4- 7 or 11, in craps 5- Not ‘neath 6- Agitated state 7- Something smelly 8- Semi-automatic pistol 9- Alway 10- Authorize 11- Contented sighs 12- Author Harte 13- Agile 18- Drop 19- Soak up 24- Party game 26- Branch of biology 27- Doles (out) 28- As ___ resort 29- Cost 30- Belonging to us 32- Pardon 33- Raccoon relative

34- Early computer 37- Mandlikova of tennis 40- One berry in a cluster 45- Choose for jury duty 46- Strategic withdrawal 48- One that lends 50- Dodge model 52- Component of organic fertilizer 54- Official records 55- Wander 56- Mature 58- Bibliography abbr. 60- New Rochelle college 61- Built-in platform bed 62- Aha! 64- Make lace 65- Horace’s “___ Poetica”

Texts From Last Night Haha jealous. If I could remember my dreams I’m pretty sure they would constantly be about being drunk in foreign countries I just pulled a piece of cookie out of my bra in the middle of class. I’m forever alone. So apparently going to a christian rock concert dressed as Jesus is horribly inappropriate.

3.11 Metro Softball 11 a.m. Auraria Fields

Catch the softball team as it takes on Colorado State-Pueblo. Free

Daylight saving time begins

3.12 Improv Hootenanny 7:30 p.m. Bovine Metropolis Theater 1527 Champa Street

Spend the night watching some wild improv acting. $8


Student Organizations Carnival

3 p.m. Auraria Fields

5 – 8 p.m. Tivoli Turnhalle



Catch the baseball team as it takes on Colorado Mines. Free

Spring Choral Concert 7:30 p.m. King Center Concert Hall

Hear the voices of the mixed chorale, Metro’s top choral ensemble, and a special guest, the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir Free with Metro ID; $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 non-Metro students.

Come dressed in your best Roaring 20s garb and find out about student organizations you can join. Free

Croc’s Karaoke Night 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Croc’s Mexican Grill 1630 Market St.

Get your sing on and enjoy $1 tacos and $2 margaritas.

My Life Is Average

Today in History 3.8

In California it is “illegal for a trumpet player to play his instrument with the intention of luring someone to a store.” Damn there goes my weekend.MLIA.

1836 - The Alamo fell to Mexican forces.

Today, the girls bathroom at my school flooded. I was the first to discover this. I stepped into the batrhoom and looked down and my first thought was, “DONT LOOK IT IN THE EYES”! MLIA

1930 - Clarence Birdseye started to sell prepackaged frozen food for the first time, in Springfield, Massachusetts. 1981 - Walter Cronkite, “the most trusted man in America,” retired from the CBS Evening News and was replaced by Dan Rather.

Today, I saw a pigeon poop on another pigeon, in mid-air. Justice. MLIA

1997 - Queen Elizabeth II launched the first royal website.

Today I live in a snowy state, and it was snowing like usual. My sister checked the weather, and it said bad conditions for lawn mowing.MLIA

1994 - Defense Department announced smoking ban in workplaces. 1965 - 1st U.S. combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines). Sources: &

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