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April 19, 2012

Volume 34, Issue 30

Serving the Auraria Campus for 33 Years


SGA elections hit campus

All election coverage including candidate profiles • page 3

MSCD Theatre Presents

SWEENEY TODD Story on page 10 Metro students Devin Thomas, as Mrs. Lovett, left, and Patrick Thomas, as Sweeney Todd, star in Metro’s Theater -production of “Sweeney Todd.” The play runs April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theatre in the King Center. Photo by Mike Fabricius •

AudioFiles <- Quality time in Tivoli with Talib Kweli • 13

MetroSpective Michael Fosberg puts on one-man play • 11

MetSports Final tennis match before RMAC tourney • 16

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Spring brings elections, possible change SGA elections run April 16–22. The elections are open to all Metro students. Students can vote by logging on to MetroConnect, clicking on the ‘My Services/Registration’ tab and then clicking on the ‘Elections’ tab. Students can vote for the following open one-year term positions:

• One Executive ticket (President/Vice President) – 3 candidate groups • One Student Trustee – 3 candidates • Two SACAB Representatives – 1 candidate • 10 Senators – 11 candidates Students can also vote for the following referendums:

• Phoenix Center fee A $2 increase of student fees to partially support the Phoenix Center. The Phoenix Center provides assistance to victims of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking • Intercollegiate Athletic Department fee Increases the Intercollegiate

Athletic Department fee by $5.45 per student • SGA Constitutional update Allows Metro’s Student Government Assembly to implement a new constitution. The changes to the SGA’s constitution can be viewed at sga/elections/index.shtml. Most of the changes involve new rules and bylaws regarding elections (Article

IX-Elections). • RTD Allows the Board of Directors of Auraria Higher Education Center to increase the student bus and Light Rail pass to $74 per student. Candidate profiles obtained from

Laura Noe and Anthony Sylvester

Jeffery Washington and Scott Hirsbrunner

President/Vice President

President/Vice President

In my past year serving on SGA senate, I’ve had the opportunity to fight for federal and state higher education funding, our name change, our healthcare, the Phoenix Center, the grade replacement policy, and a myriad of other battles that serve the students’ interests. We’re a large, diverse community, and we’re all in this together. Amidst our full-time jobs, our families, our slim budgets and our increasing coursework, each and every one of us knows that we’re in this to succeed in academics, in our professional development, and in our lives. Let’s work together to do right by the students, the alumni, and the community. Thank you electing me into student government; I look forward to the opportunity to continue my service as [the new] student body president.

I am a junior here at Metro State majoring in Behavioral Science with a double minor in Marketing and Leadership Studies. As a transfer student, I came to Metro State looking for a different experience than I at my last institution. Over the past year, I have become a true Roadrunner and believer in the high quality and affordable education that we offer here. I strongly believe that Metro State offers a unique experience where people from all walks of life can come together with the common goal of achieving a college education and build a community unlike that of any other college or university in the state of Colorado. As your student body president I would strive to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and help foster and create community so that everyone can be proud to say that they are a Metro State Roadrunner. I ask for your support in electing me as your next student body president and together we can make everyone’s college experience better here at Metro State.

As your President, I want to take on the issue of keeping our college affordable. This is a statewide issue. The first thing I am going to do is establish a board of student body presidents made up of the 27 public institutions of higher education in Colorado. The charge of this board will be to get an amendment to the Colorado constitution so that higher education has a dedicated funding stream. Let no one fool you, without this type of initiative tuition will continue to increase every year because of budget cuts at the state level. Parking prices will be addressed under my administration. Metro State currently has a 6 year graduation rate of 20% and 4 year graduation rate much lower. I have a plan called the 4runners initiative to help address this problem. My plan involves getting a web-based academic advising tool called degree works and making sure courses students need in order to graduate in a timely manner are available at the time students need to take them.

Jesse Altum - Student Trustee

Simon Ayesse - Student Trustee

Andrew Murray - Student Trustee

Your Student Trustee should know what matters: better financial aid and internship opportunities for you, and not just trips to Washington for a few lucky students. Real programs that help you graduate into a great job. Your Student Trustee should know how to represent YOU. I have real solutions to the challenges you face. Choose Success: Vote Simon Ayesse for Student Trustee!

I have worked full-time in a the non-profit sector for the past four years. As a student at Metro, I am studying Organizational Communication with a minor in International Business. I believe I have the communication skills, business knowledge, and the real-world experience necessary to be the most effective liason to the Board of Trustees. The best possible world is one that we create together. I want to be a part of making that happen!

Jason Dirgo and Munique Bozeman President/Vice President

My name is Jesse Altum and I am running to represent you as the Student Trustee to the Metro Board of Trustees. I am a Junior majoring in Political Science with a Minor in Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Science. I have been very involved in Metro, from co-founding the Students of Business Organization to co-founding the Roadies Student Organization to promote student attendance to support our amazing athletic teams. As your current Metro State Student Body President, I have worked hard to represent you to the college on important initiatives such as the name change and student services while working diligently on issues like changed in financial aid and advocating to keep tuition low for access to all at Metro State. I have worked to improve our facilities on campus while creating a more sustainable environment on campus. I have also worked with the college to make sure that costs are being controlled while increasing opportunities for students like the new Hotel Learning Center being constructed.

Senatorial Candidates Joe Boss Brogan Davey Britta Hurula Patricia Ordaz James Smith Fabien Vivier

Ian Brown Tonne Elliott DeAngelo Liberatore Erienne Romaine Clair Tralles

SACAB Representitive Nina Dadabhoy

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Violence making Metro Student Media Auraria see red honored at conference The Metropolitan, KMet Radio, The Met Report and Metrosphere were awarded 13 Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards for 2011. The SPJ spring conference was held at Tivoli April 13-14. There are 11 SPJ regions throughout the country. The first place winners advance to the national level, which will be announced late April. Best All-Around Non-daily Student Newspaper

First place: The Metropolitan

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First place: Rachel Fuenzalida “Denver shows its pride in style” Third place: Rachel Fuenzalida “A closer look at Ramadan”

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First place: Ryan Borthick “Softball sweeps away Regis”

Sports Column Writing

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In continuing to honor April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, students on Auraria planted small red flags all over the lawn on the north side of the Event Center. The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness project created by the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance and was launched at campuses across the nation in October 2007. The idea behind the display is “bystander intervention,” meaning that if someone sees a red flag in their loved one’s relationship, they should take action and try to urge that person to seek help. The Phoenix Center at Auraria helped sponsor a rally against interpersonal violence at Tivoli Commons April 12. The next project in store for SAAM will be Denim Day April 25. Students and faculty are encouraged to wear jeans to protest rape myths and march with the Denver Roller Dolls at 11:45 a.m. from Tivoli Commons to Ninth Street Park. Photo by Alexander Pringle •

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Radio Sports Reporting

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Television Feature Reporting

Third place: Simone VonRivenburgh “High school quarterback reaches beyond his limits” Television General News Reporting

Third place: The Met Report staff “Obama talks student debt at Auraria”

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Activist West speaks at Tivoli keynote speaker for part of the Art of Social Justice. ASJ was a threeday conference sponsored by the Collective for Social Justice, which Harvard professor and social ended with West’s address. justice luminary Dr. Cornel West The Art of Social Justice came to speak at Tivoli Turnhalle convention was designed to break April 12. The turnout was so large down “barriers towards a common that Student Activities organizers goal of social justice,” according to the Collective’s website. A reading from Dominique Ashaheed, whose passionate poems about police brutality, racial injustice and profi ling stirred the crowd to its feet, preceded West’s speech. Dr. Cornel West spoke to an eager crowd in Tivoli Turnhalle April 13. Dr. West’s presence brought the buildDr. West ing to a silent awe as overflowing masses of people came to watch him preach his message of love. was greeted

Steve Guntli

turned crowds of people away and sent them to Tivoli food court to watch a live feed from a projection monitor. West, referred to by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as “the preeminent African-American intellectual of our generation,” spoke as the

Photo by Christopher Morgan •

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by a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience. He began his speech by showing his support for the Occupy Denver movement, then honored some of the professors and students who brought him to the campus. His speech touched upon a variety of social ills, with topics ranging from America’s treatment of its indigenous peoples to the excessive power granted to corporate entities. His speech maintained a positive tenor throughout, with the Socratic idiom, “An unexamined life is not worth living,” framing his inspirational call to action. West’s speech conveyed his message of tolerance and justice with his trademark energy and humor. Claiming that our culture is too focused on the superficial, West quipped, “We’ve got to shift from the bling-bling and the Gstring to the ‘let freedom ring.’” West addressed the slaying of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, an issue that has been igniting racial tension across the country. West paid tribute to Martin’s parents, comparing their strength to the mother of Emmett Till, and said

that Martin’s death will “generate a national discussion about how lives of young black brothers have little weight.” He also stressed that Martin’s murder was “the peak of the iceberg,” and people of all colors are being persecuted by “arbitrary policing.” West fielded questions at the end of his speech, and was met by yet another standing ovation. The event seemed to have a profound effect on several Auraria students, like CCD’s Deidra Pittman. “It was very powerful,” Pittman said, “It really touched me, and reminded me of why I am the way I am.” Dr. West is an acclaimed scholar who has taught religion, philosophy and African-American studies at both Harvard and Princeton. He’s the author of 19 books, including the best-sellers Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He’s also a Grammy-nominated spoken-word artist who has released albums with Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, KRS-One and Andre 3000. He’s even appeared in Hollywood fi lms, making cameo appearances in both of the “Matrix” sequels.

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Architects, not just “starchitects,” deserve respect “… They know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” -American author F. Scott Fitzgerald on Americans in Paris in the 1920s. Last weekend, the “Doors Open Denver” program offered visitors rare glimpses of 80 architectural sites that included many of Denver’s past architectural treasures normally hidden from public view. But, alongside that worthy effort by Denver’s Office of Cultural Affairs and many private firms, it remains ironic that the architects who design more recent buildings get no respect. Evidence is right here on campus. Walk into Metro’s recentlyopened modernist Student Success building, where Metro’s name change becomes official July 1. Ask, at the information desk, who designed the structure. Not a clue — nor is there any brochure or sign indicating the architect. Only after digging deep into websites does one come upon a Denver Post story on the building’s ground-breaking back in December 2010. Cost is mentioned first: an estimated $62 million at the time; financed by student funds. Cost always comes at the top, because that’s how we measure the value things of things in America. But not until the very last paragraph do we finally find the architect: the Denver RNL firm. The message is clear: architects aren’t very important. And they certainly don’t merit the attention reserved for no-talent “celebrity” airheads, whose banal lives offer fascinating fare for those in serious need of a life of their own.

Denver, over the years, was seldom self-assured enough to trust its own architects — a talented bunch — and chose to import marquee “starchitects” for major, high-visibility projects. They ranged from the 1971 Denver Art Museum ( Gio Ponti from Milan); Coors Field in 1995 (HOK Architects of Kansas City); the also - 1995 Denver Public Library (Michael Graves from Princeton); the 2006 Art Museum’s Hamilton wing (Daniel Libeskind from New York) and a more recent addition and re-design of DIA by Spanish starchitect Santiago Calatrava. That project has since been scaled down, with groans when Calatrava withthdrew and renewed claims that Denver — unable to meet the Calatrava project price estimated at $650 million — remains a provincial Cow Town. One wonders how Denverbased Curt Fentress managed to go against the outside architects-only tide when securing the commission for DIA’s original main terminal that opened in 1995. Check nearly any business story on a new project and the priority-sequence says it all. First up are the firm’s principles. Next are the developers and money men, followed by a cast of lesser luminaries. If the architect is mentioned at all, he or she comes in near, if not at, the very end. The hierarchy recalls a longago interview I did for the Denver Post with author Jay McInerney, whose debut “Bright Lights, Big City” novel about the dance club and cocaine culture for young New Yorkers was a sensation and made into a 1988 movie starring

Michael J. Fox . “When the movie credits roll,” said McInerney, “ the author may come in somewhere after the money man’s mistress’ hairdresser.” In today’s pecking order of importance, architects come close to a similar status. Superstars get more than their due. Frank Gehry, Richard Meier and a small elite of others are all up in laser lights. Even Daniel Libeskind, whose ego-erection Hamilton wing of the Denver Art Museum induces vertigo, is now seen in some circles as a firstmagnitude star in architecture’s always-shifting sky. Oddly, a recently-published British tome purports to list “50 Architects You Should Know,” from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Libeskind made the cut. But Post-Modern giants Michael Graves and Robert Venturi did not. Go figure. The superstars employ elaborate public relations machines to assure that their names remain in lights. Most other architects endure much lower wattage. RNL ranks 6th among Denver architecture firms, with total 2011 revenues of $41.1 million, according to the Denver Business Journal. Josh Gould, RNL’s CEO, calls the Student Success building a “gateway” that will enhance the physical presence of Metro “that has been somewhat buried on the Auraria campus for years.” As to why architects don’t get a greater presence, Gould knows it’s a problem, but isn’t sure of a solution. Said Denver architect Dennis Humphries, principle of the

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J. SEBASTIAN SINISI Humphries Poli firm that was a sponsor of Doors Open Denver, “architects don’t get respect because we don’t do a very good job of promoting ourselves. And that’s part of what Doors Open Denver is about — to create an awareness that architects are important.” Humphries estimated that about 60,000 people took part in Doors Open Denver. “We’re still not perceived in the same way as artists who put up ‘public art,’” he added. “They’re always at the top of any story on their work, but we go unnoticed.” As for outside “starchitects” doing major Denver commissions, Humphries said “when they come in, it helps all of us by raising the bar. Denver architects have the talent, but not yet the credibility.” What to do? Maybe the American Institute of Architects (AIA) should mount an awareness campaign with a suitable celebrity spokesperson asking “Got Architecture?” In any case, architects deserve more respect than to be mentioned, as Jay McInerney put it, “somewhere after the money man’s mistress’ hairdresser.”

Photos by Christopher Morgan

“I haven’t even heard of it, actually. I just heard people [talking about] the RTD [referendum] and I saw something in my email about it.”

“I saw the advertising, but I’ve never really known how to go about [voting] in the past or anything. I would vote and I want to.”

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“A little bit. I’ve met one of the people who’s running for one of the positions and I voted for the RTD pass, but I wasn’t going to vote for anything else.”

“I didn’t know the elections were this week, but I saw something about it in my email and I plan to vote.”

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Young filmmakers make movie magic Nathalia Vélez

When a friend came to Christopher Dodge and Rosco Guerrero with an idea for a film, they were excited to start working on what they’re really passionate about. The result was the script for “Sink,” a short film about a man who wins the lottery and, after secluding himself in a hotel, gets lost in the depths of his mind. Dodge graduated from Metro in 2010, and Guerrero will be graduating this spring. They met in a directing class and started a production company named Blurred last year. “We sort of started it for no reason, thinking ‘let’s incorporate this, let’s make this official,’” Guerrero said. “And all of a sudden it was like ‘whoa, we have clients and we’re starting to make a little bit of money.’ We kind of created our world, our own job.” Blurred has produced music videos for local musicians like Caleb Slade and Take to the Oars, as well as promotional videos for artists like The Crystal Method and Flux Pavilion. They have also produced advertisements for Ferrari and Ring of Fire. “We love music videos, it’s a really creative genre and there’s a lot of space to do whatever you want,” Dodge said. “But the main goal is always film.” The story of a man adrift between the real and the surreal while isolated in a hotel might sound familiar, but Dodge and Guerrero assure there are no similarities between their film and “The Shining.”

Rosco Guerrero, left, and Christopher Dodge started a production company called Blurred. They are working on their first short film, “Sink,” which should be completed for the film festival season. Photo by Brian T. McGinn •

“Initially that was actually a concern,” Guerrero said. “But it’s a very different film.” They will start shooting “Sink” this month at the Elkhorn Lodge in Estes Park. The location provides the atmosphere Guerrero and Dodge wanted for the film. “It was built in the 1880s and it’s really creepy and dirty and cold,” Dodge said. Not wanting to confine the film to one genre, Guerrero and Dodge describe “Sink” as a mix of mystery, thriller and horror. “There are a lot of horror elements for sure, but we don’t want it to be considered a horror film,” Guerrero said. “Everything is really psychological and atmo-

spheric.” With no budget to make the film, Guerrero and Dodge turned to Kickstarter, a website where people can raise funds for creative projects. People who want to raise funds have to pledge a certain amount and they only receive the money if the goal is reached. A small budget is not a big concern for Guerrero and Dodge. “This is the age of independence,” Dodge said. “You can get a [digital video camera] for a couple hundred bucks and go shoot something that looks like the best equipment ten years ago that cost tens of thousands of dollars.” Metro film professor Dr. Vincent Piturro said he thinks this

new easy access to filmmaking makes the process more democratic. With more films being made, good and bad, there is more to choose from. “If you go to film festivals, I think that’s where you really see it,” Piturro said. “I think the quality of film festivals has gotten better because there are more choices now, because people can make films easily and they can send them off to festivals.” Dodge and Guerrero hope to have “Sink” done by August so they can start submitting it to the festivals next year. “We want to start off with Sundance [Film Festival] in January and follow all of the season

through South by Southwest all the way through summer,” Dodge said. Denver is not usually considered a big filmmaking city like Los Angeles, but Dodge and Guerrero don’t see that as an obstacle. “If you’re 100 percent passionate about film, you’re going to be out there making films every day regardless of the opportunity,” Dodge said. Piturro thinks there are plenty of opportunities in Denver to learn about film, with production and cinema studies classes at UCD and Metro and workshops at the Denver Film Society. He recommends learning about production as well as film history and theory. “That’s not just advice from me,” Piturro said. “That’s advice I got from Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee [and other] people like that who say ‘you should go to school and learn the history, learn the craft, learn the critical side, not just the technical side.’” But the most important advice, as far as Piturro, Dodge and Guerrero are concerned, is to just make films. “Grab a camera and go shoot something. I don’t give a shit what it is, just do it,” Guerrero said. “It’s going to suck over and over again until it’s good. And that’s it; you just have to be persistent.”

“Sink” Crew Director of Photography Fredo Jones Lighting Technician - Daniel Alvarez Assistant Director - Jeremiah Whitlock Writer - Alex Vucasovich

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Don’t make me bake you into a pie!

‘Sweeney Todd’ comes to Metro

Mrs. Lovett, played by Devin Thomas, waves a meat pie at Sweeney Todd, played by Patrick Thomas, in Metro’s production of “Sweeney Todd,” which continues tonight through April 22 at Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theater. Photos by Mike Fabricius •

Andrea Heap A trip to the barber probably shouldn’t end in cannibalism. Metro’s theater department disagrees. “Sweeney Todd” is a dark comedy about a barber who kills his patrons to avenge the loss of his beloved, Lucy. The musical is peppered with comedy that kept the audience laughing and the right amount of darkness that kept them guessing. Todd’s accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, played by Metro senior Devin Thomas, could make the theater laugh simply with a facial expression. “The script has a fun and dif-

ferent take on it. Some people do it darker, some people do it lighter, and I thought it was a good mix of both.” Thomas said. Nine musicans, mostly staff at Metro, manned the live orchestra located stage right. The set’s details made the musical as visually beautiful as the harmonious singing. Metro senior Jo Gerlick thought the play was a huge success “I saw little bits and pieces of the set as it was coming along.” Gerlick said. “I saw the boat, and the oven and the bare bones. I hadn’t seen any of the trim, or the paint job. It’s amazing. The technical elements are so well blended together.” Metro senior Karl Jones, who

Singing serial slasher Sweeney Todd is confronted on Metro’s stage.

worked as audio assistant for the show, said the design aspects were a challenge. “This is extremely technical. A lot of pieces backstage, a lot of intricate parts that have to come together. We are extremely organized because we need to be.” Jones said. Scott Lubinksi, associate professor at Metro, directed the play. He said the musical is much different than the movie, aside from the musical numbers. “The movie is very bloody and cinematic, whereas Judge Turpin, played by Jordan Roberts, gets a closer shave than he expected from Sweeney Todd. we choose to use the effects theatrically in A cast of 22 people was chosen “The judge is hard because he’s a different way. It’s about getting out of around 80 students who obviously the bad guy, but you the audience to grab the material.” auditioned for the show in January. can’t play a bad guy just as the bad Lubinski said. Lubinski was impressed with the guy,” Roberts said as he applied Part of the actors’ job before caliber of talent in the cast. stage makeup for a dress rehearsal the show was to sit in a circle with “The right people always show April 9. Lubinski and talk about the charup,” Lubinski said. Roberts put in the time so the acters in depth. Lubinski wanted to audience can trust he is a complex, “Sweeney Todd” will play April develop every character, includ19-22 at Eugenia Rawls Courtflawed character. ing the antagonist, Judge Turpin, yard Theater. Tickets are available “This isn’t on the script; I need played by Metro freshman Jordan through the King Center box office to make it apparent through subRoberts. and are free for Metro students. text.” Roberts said.

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Race, fast pace in ‘Incognito’ one-man show Caitlin Sievers Michael Fosberg always thought he was white, but in his early 30s, he found out that his biological father was black. Fosberg has been performing “Incognito,” his one-man play chronicling the discovery of his true heritage, for more than ten years. “I’m just a guy who went out to search for my dad,” Fosberg said. He put on an abridged version of his play in Tivoli Turnhalle for those attending the Higher Education Diversity Summit, a tri-institutional event April 11. Looking like the average white guy in blue jeans and dark glasses, Fosberg fills his production with impersonations of friends and family. He goes from the high falsetto of his British girlfriend to the deep growl of his newfound grandfather with ease. Those who know his family say his impersonations are dead on. Raised in a working-class family by his stepfather and Armenian mother, Fosberg always thought he was one of two white players on his high school basketball team. “I always felt a deep connection to African-American culture,” Fosberg said. He went looking for his biological father after his mom and

stepfather divorced. Fosberg’s black family embraced him without question, but his younger siblings, children of his mother and stepfather, were uneasy about the discovery. They wondered why he went looking for his father when he already had one, theirs. His black grandmother’s soul food was a revelation for him, and he was astounded to find out how much he looked like his father. When they met, his dad said, “Jesus Christ, you’re a good lookin’ kid,” according to Fosberg. His maternal grandfather was a childhood hero to him and Fosberg had a tough time after learning his maternal grandparents were the reason that he never knew his biological father. Like many new immigrants, they thought that everyone should marry within their own ethnic group. Fosberg’s mother admitted to him that if his skin had been darker, his life would’ve been much different. Fosberg was excited to get to know this new and welcoming branch of his family, but confused about where he now fit into the world. “A box doesn’t tell you who I am,” Fosberg said. “I’m more than a label. I’m more than a race.” Some audience members in Turnhalle found Fosberg’s story surprising.

“It was really interesting,” said Dr. Bill Carnes, a management professor at Metro. “I’d never heard of anyone who’d grown up one race and learned they were something different.” A discussion followed the play, and Fosberg encouraged the audience to ask questions. Fosberg thinks that just talking about race is a step in the right direction. “There is very little dialogue about race in white families and with their children,” Fosberg said. Sujie Kim, a higher education graduate student at UCD, wishes she could bring all her students to see “Incognito.” “It brought up a lot of stuff I think needs to be talked about,” she said. Fosberg’s siblings have come around to his new identity in the past few years, and his friends have always been accepting. “My friends have always embraced this,” he said. Fosberg now describes himself as Triple A: African, American, Armenian. Michael Fosberg performs his one man play in Tivoli Turnhalle. Incognito is based on his journey of learning he has a black father, after being raised by a white mother and stepfather throughout his childhood. He has been performing this play for more than ten years. Photo by Jessica Cuneo • jcuneo2@

These cookies aren’t just a ‘sometimes’ food Kate Rigot

Everybody should know how to make a couple kinds of cookies. For many cookies, no culinary experience is required, just an oven, a baking sheet, and something to stir with. However, an electric beater can make baking considerably faster and easier, so try to invest in one if you’re planning on doing a lot of cookie baking. You can usually pick one up for pretty cheap at large discount stores, although you can also thrift one, if you’re lucky. These cookies make great study treats or potluck offerings. Just try not to eat them for breakfast.

Oatmeal Plus While oatmeal raisin cookies are a recognizable “classic,” my favorite way of doing oatmeal-based cookies is with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, and dark chocolate chips instead of raisins.

2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup whole wheat four 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. allspice or cinnamon 3 cups rolled oats (preferably not quick-cooking) 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, room temperature 1 cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar (can substitute brown) 1 egg 2 T. honey 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2/3 cup dried cranberries ½ cup walnut pieces ½ cup chocolate chips 1. Sift or whisk together the first four ingredients, plus the spice if using, then stir in the oats. 2. Beat the butter and sugars together with an electric beater (or just beat very hard with a whisk) until blended and fluffy. 3. Beat in the egg, honey, and vanilla. 4. Add the dry ingredients in batches. You may have to switch to a spoon toward the end. 5. Take a rubber spatula or large spoon and fold in the cranberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips.

6. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Press down on each one to flatten it. 7. Bake in a pre-heated 375º oven for 14 to 16 minutes. If you want them to turn out soft and not crunchy, they should be taken out when they are still somewhat soft and wet-looking, not after they start to brown. 8. Let cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a plate with a spatula.

Peanut Butter Cookies 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¾ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt (use more if you like your cookies saltier) 1 stick (½ cup) butter, softened ½ cup white sugar ½ cup packed brown sugar ½ cup peanut butter 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla (opt.) 1. Sift or whisk together first three ingredients. 2. With an electric beater (or just a whisk and a strong arm), cream together the butter, sugars, and peanut butter. 3. Beat in the egg and then the vanilla. 4. Beat in the dry ingredients

in batches. The batter will thicken to a crumbly dough toward the end, so you may need to switch to a spoon or rubber spatula, or use your hands. 5. Shape dough into 1 ¼- to 1 ½-in. balls. Optional: roll the balls in extra sugar. 6. Place balls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet, and press down on each one twice (crossways) with the tines of a large fork. 7. Bake in a preheated 375º oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a plate. For vegans, folks who are allergic to eggs, and anyone who just likes bananas, substitute half a mashed banana for the egg, and add ¼ tsp. baking powder to the dry ingredients.

7-Layer Bars So super-easy you don’t even need to stir anything! ¾ cup butter (1 ½ sticks), preferably salted 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs ¾ cup butterscotch or white chocolate chips 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate

chips 1 ¼ cups chopped walnuts 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 1 ¼ cups shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened 1. Chop butter into cubes and place in a 13x9-in. oven-proof pan with high sides. Put pan in preheated 350º oven until butter is completely melted. 2. Remove pan from oven and place on a level surface, so the butter is distributed in an even layer. Sprinkle the Graham cracker crumbs evenly over the pan until they sink into the butter. 3. Add each of the next three ingredients in even layers, one at a time. 4. Pour the condensed milk over the other ingredients in the pan as evenly as possible (it helps to pour it over the back of a spoon). Sprinkle the coconut over it evenly. 5. Bake about 25 minutes at 350º, until the edges are golden brown. Let cool before slicing into bars.

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DJ Cavem lays down organic roots Josh Gaines • It’s fitting that DJ Cavem Moetavation performed two times at Auraria last week, considering he released The Teacher’s Lounge in Spring 2011. Born with the name Ietef Hotep Vita, DJ Cavem Moetavation is now an O.G. — Organic Gardener, that is. He shared the Tivoli Turnhalle stage with Harvard professor and civil rights activist Dr. Cornel West on Thursday, April 12, and performed as an opener for Talib Kweli’s speech April 13. “I had actually shared the stage with Talib at Rock The Bells and during the Democratic National Convention,” Vita said. ”I’ve known him since 2008. We were on tour with Dead Prez.” Vita will be performing alongside Van Jones and Russell Simmons, April 22, at The Javits Center in New York City for “Greenfest.” That same day, Vita will release his new album The Produce Section on Amazon and iTunes. “The new album dropping is endorsed

by Dr. Cornel West and comes out on Earth Day,” Vita said. The Produce Section album release party will be in New York’s Harlem.” This past March, DJ Cavem went to Uganda to study and teach with African children. He supports movements for environmental sustainability and promotes Cultivate the Earth’s Ugandan food-justice campaign known as the “Food, Justice, No Beef Tour.” “I was studying indigenous agriculture, recording music and teaching organic permaculture and urban gardening through hip-hop,” Vita said. “I performed my songs, breakdanced and gave education on obesity and diabetes.” has sponsored Vita’s “Let It Grow” music video, yet his message is perhaps best summarized in his first single, “Wheat Grass,” featuring Sticman of Dead Prez. Throughout the song, Vita emphasizes the power of education and the merits of growing one’s own food.


‘Texx’ talks new mixtape tracks

With the support of Dr. Cornel West and Denver fully behind him, DJ Cavem faces the future.

Photo courtesy of Ietef Hotep Vita Vita conveys these simple, but sincere messages in every one of his speeches. During his speech at Metro last week, Vita addressed a large audience that included many members of his family. All along, Vita spoke with pride about certain issues as he wore a large, African pendent necklace. “Performing with Dr. Cornel West last night and Talib Kweli today. It’s inspirational

and it sets a high standard,” Vita said. Clearly Vita has a lot to be proud of, as well as plenty to live up to. The next chance for Colorado residents to see this worldtraveling artist perform will be at the Brown Suga Festival, April 28, at the Crossroads Theater in Five Points.

Photo FLAShBACk: the PotAto PIRAteS

The narrow path to hip-hop greatness can be a winding one. Most often, successful raps originate from the same place: a spiral notebook. That’s where Mike “Texx” Gallegos penned his first rhymes while killing time during his school days. I’m So Colorado is the newest offering from Gallegos and current collaborator, Pom. The mixtape is set to be released April 19 and will feature several of Colorado’s best rappers alongside Texx and Pom. The Metropolitan spoke with Gallegos about his upcoming show with California rapper Too Short, the local hip-hop scene and what’s next. Wesley Reyna • WR: Are you excited about your April 19 show with Too Short? MG: I’m real excited about the Too Short show. After all, 4/20 is my favorite holiday. It’s the perfect way to kick off the festivities. WR: Is the Colorado hip-hop scene healthy? MG: I think that it’s getting there.  As of late, I’ve been noticing more and more support locally. WR: Do you think it is recognized on a national scale? MG: We have a few local artists being recognized nationally but, for the most part, I think we get overlooked by most major cities. WR: Do you think it will get stronger? MG: Power is stronger in numbers. I think if we all put our egos aside and come together as one, [rappers] can make it happen on a grand scale. WR: Can you talk more about the I’m So Colorado mixtape? MG: It features some of Colorado’s dopest artists; it’s set to be released April 19. WR: How long have you been making music? MG: I started out writing rhymes in school,

during class; fi lling up all my notebooks to try and pass time. I got immersed in the hip-hop culture and knew that’s what I wanted to do. I got inspired by Havoc of Mobb Deep [and] started [producing beats] on my Roland MV-8000 WR: What do you have coming up in 2012? MG: I have a couple of videos in the works. I also have a solo project I’m working on called Still Born. It’s set to be released late summer, as well as a collaboration album with Pom entitled Overdue, which is set to drop early fall. WR: Do you have any advice for new artists? MG: Be yourself.

Mike “Texx” Gallegos contemplates rhymes.

Photo courtesy of Mike Gallegos

Vinny Capaldo of local punk band, The Potato Pirates, plays an energetic set April 13 at The Gothic Theater in Englewood, Colo., along with bands like The A-OKs and The Ska Skank Redemption. Photo by Chris “Spike” Todd •

TheMetropolitan  AudioFiles  April 19, 2012 


Check It out

Talib Kweli speaks to a new beat Josh Gaines • Last Friday, the atmosphere inside Tivoli Turnhalle was so engaging that Talib Kweli received a standing ovation before he even spoke a word. Metro’s Department of African American Studies hosted the rapper for the Free Sankofa Lecture Series. The event attracted students and spectators from Auraria and beyond, filling the 640 seat auditorium to the maximum capacity. Talib Kweli, who’s name means “seeker” or “student of knowledge” has transitioned

Rescheduled for May 11, Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) will perform as BlackStar.

Photo courtesy of BlackStar

past merely MC status into the realm of cultural icon. According to the event program distributed to guests, the “core intent” of the Sankofa Lecture Series is the “use of hip-hop culture as a medium to analyze and address social inequalities in society.” The “pre-lecture artistic expression” featured spoken word poetry from wellrespected Denver based artists Suzi Q. Smith and DJ Cavem Moetavation, among others. Yet, it was the lyrics spoken by the Brooklyn native Kweli that made him the perfect keynote speaker at the event. Although Kewli’s speech was part of a lecture series, he mentioned in his opening remarks, “I’m not going to be lecturing, I want it to be more of a conversation.” He addressed a variety of topics related to black history including the Black Panther Party, the Trayvon Martin incident and, of course, hip-hop music. “America is a place where everyone’s flavor is so distinct it doesn’t melt together,” Kweli said, who also performed at Cervantes, April 14. “You can only respect the culture of other people, if you respect your own.” Talib Kweli is held in high regard by his fans and peers alike. In 2003, when rapper 50 Cent was chosen as guest editor of XXL Magazine’s 50th issue, he selected Talib Kweli as the featured interview. In perhaps Jay-Z’s most candid track, “Moment of Clar-

Talib Kweli tries hard not to grab the mic and “go off” at Metro’s Free Sankofa Lecture Series.

Photo by Mike Fabricius • ity,” he said, “If skills sold, truth be told, I’d probably be, lyrically, Talib Kweli.” “What I learned is, I’m in the right place. Keep going,” Kweli said. “We have to put the needs of our community first. Talk about the art and the culture and the power that we have.” Kweli’s musical career is critically acclaimed and includes favorable reviews for his more recent album’s Eardrum and his classic, Train of Thought, which was produced by Hi-Tek. In perhaps the most notable part of Kweli’s address, the rapper explained his position on the modern music industry. “It used to be about being convincing. You really thought Eminem was going to kill Kim,” Kweli said. “The older rappers had a believability factor. This generation just

cares for entertainment.” He said he does not fault the sound created by the new school. Instead, he is mad at the radio program directors who choose to play the songs. “‘Rack City’ should be getting played at 3 a.m. in a strip club, not 3 p.m. on the way home from school,” Kweli mused. Perhaps his next album, Prisoner of Consciousness, set for release later in 2012, will finally get BlackStar mainstream validation, if not a grammy award. In the interim, BlackStar, a duo comprised of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), will perform at Cervantes May 11. Either way, Kweli’s message of love, idealism, and diversity will continue to be well respected and well received.

Catch the buzz on

Spring Wellness Expo 10th Street Mall & PE Event Center April 26, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Spring is here! Come learn about urban gardening and get free vegetable seeds! Get the scoop on good nutrition and healthy and affordable recipes! Also check out various wellness activities such as spinning, Zumba, climbing wall, Healthy Moves, and other fitness classes. We will also have several wellness-related campus resources at this event so you can learn what is available to you on campus!

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Tennis finishes regular season Men hit buzzzsaw, women taste sweet victory

Angelita Foster Metro’s women’s tennis team defeated Montana State University Billings April 14 at Gates Tennis Center. The 9-0 win was the fourth time the Lady ’Runners shutout an opponent this season. The men’s team lost 5-4. Both teams are ranked fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as they head to the RMAC tournament April 20-21 at Gates. “The girls needed to come out of this last weekend at least 1-2 and that’s what they did on Saturday against Billings,” Metro tennis coach Beck Meares said Metro Junior Alicia Holm and senior Nadia Khamis beat Laura Housinger and Emily Paffhausen in No. 1 doubles, 8-5. It took Holm and Khamis a while to find their rhythm. “We started off a little slow but then we started coming into the net and really playing off the point,” Khamis said. “We took care of business.” Khamis took advantage of the opportunities at the net and won 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3 singles. “I came in to the net a lot, which I don’t normally do, but I took a lot of the balls on the rise and had a chance to hit the ball deep,” Khamis said. As the season winds down,

Khamis said she will miss the team when she graduates. Doubles partner and roommate, Holm, feels the same. “I wish we had more seasons together,” Holm said. “Our games are so in sync with each other and she has really elevated my game a lot.” Holm won No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-3, and said she learned something from the match — patience. “The points were very long and I had to be very patient and let the point drag out and take the opportunity when she made an error,” Holm said. Metro’s men did not fare as well against the Yellow Jackets. The match came down to the last games of the day, with Metro sophomore Jonathan Evangelista losing No. 5 singles to Kavindu Gamage 6-0, 1-6, 6-4. “It was a disappointing end to Saturday’s match, but it’s nothing we can’t bounce back from,” Meares said. “Zero and three for the weekend wasn’t what we wanted, but a few really good days on the practice court working some things out, we will be ready to face those teams again in RMAC this weekend.” Both Metro teams will play fifth-ranked CSU-Pueblo’s teams April 20 in the RMAC tournament.

Roadrunner Schedule:

April 19-23 Baseball: Baseball heads to Grand Junction for a four game series against Colorado Mesa April 20-22

Softball: Softball travels to Chadron, Neb. for two double headers against Chadron State College April 21 and 22.

Tennis: Both the men’s and women’s team will attend the RMAC tournament starting April 20 at Gates Tennis Center.

Track and field: Metro junior Alicia Holm reaches for a shot against Montana State University Billings April 14 at Gates Tennis Center. The ladies team earned a 9-0 shutout, while the men fell 5-4. Both teams will face Colorado State University-Pueblo April 20 at Gates for the first round of the RMAC tournament. Photo by Brian T. McGinn •

Softball Wrap-up Angelita Foster

Junior catcher Annalyse Garcia gives Adams State a run for their money at Auraria Field April 14. Metro won three games of a four game series and improved their record to 22-24 overall, 19-15 in conference play. Photo by Brian T. McGinn •

Metro’s softball team beat Adams State College in a doubleheader at Auraria Field April 14. The ’Runners won game one, 2-0, taking advantage of consecutive errors by the Grizzlies in the 6th inning. Metro was also victorious in the second game, wining 6-3. In game two, Adams scored three runs off of three doubles in the first inning, but Metro fought back. Senior outfielder Molly Clark reached base with a double before senior first baseman Kasey Nichols’ hit brought Clark home. Nichols then crossed home off a double by redshirt freshman first baseman Chelsea Brew to close the gap 3-2. Metro freshman shortstop Susie Oury then tied the game at 3-3 in the second inning by scoring

Both the men’s and the women’s team will be competing in California April 19-21. on a grounder from Clark. After ASC errors allowed the Roadrunners to get into scoring position in the 6th, a wild pitch allowed junior utility player Mariah Griego to score. Eventually, two more Roadrunners crossed the plate to preserve the 6-3 win. Metro split two games with Adams a day earlier, so the Sunday sweep brings the ’Runners’ record to 22-24 overall this season, 19-15 in conference. The Roadrunners now head to Chadron, Neb. to finish the regular season with two double-header games against Chadron State College, April 21 and 22.

MetOnline Visit to keep up with the latest Roadrunner athletic news, including all playoff action as the spring season winds down and the championship races heat up.

TheMetropolitan  MetSports  April 19, 2012 


Second chances are golden in sports world

Ben Bruskin Colorado State’s hiring of disgraced men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy as their next head coach embodies everything that is good in the world of sports. Eustachy was fired from Iowa State in 2003 for appearing in photographs alongside college females with beer in-hand at a party in Columbia, Mo. He received a second chance however when he was hired as head coach in 2004 by Southern Mississippi and hasn’t looked back. There have been thousands of coaches and athletes throughout the years who have received second chances, sometimes more than that, and have earned the adoration of fans and the respect of their peers. And, for as many success stories as there are, just as many sports figures, if not more, have failed to capitalize on that golden

second chance. Either way, it’s the opportunity given which makes sports so wonderful. Michael Vick served 19 months in jail for dogfighting and was publicly ridiculed. Upon his return to society, the convicted felon worked his way back into the NFL and is now the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s tough to get any job as a convicted felon, especially one that pays millions. Thank you sports. Ray Lewis is a future Hall of Fame linebacker whose leadership and intensity has captivated a generation of young kids wanting to be just like him. He also is a man who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in 2000 as a result of a plea bargain stemming from his arrest on suspicion of double murder. The Baltimore Ravens gave him a second chance, while he was paying his debt to society by being on probation for a year, and were handsomely rewarded. Too bad all businesses can’t operate like this. There are always going to be risks involved when doing businesses with people who have a checkered past, but the same goes for people with a clean past.

Nike found that out the hard way when their clean-cut, wellspoken representative Tiger Woods had a Thanksgiving night that was “one for the ages,” as Jim Nantz said upon Tiger’s remarkable Masers win in 1997. Woods’ 2009 Thanksgiving car wreck led to revelations that he cheated on his

“There have been

thousands of coaches and athletes throughout the years who have received second chances, sometimes more than that, and have earned the adoration of fans and the respect of their peers.” wife — a lot. The Texas Rangers have stuck by two of their guys through tough times and have made consecutive World Series appearances because of it. Manager Ron Washington tested positive for cocaine in

2009 and subsequently admitted his problem, accepted help, and stayed with the team. Outfielder Josh Hamilton has had drug and alcohol issues for years, but the Rangers have been trying to help him through it. The league itself banned Hamilton for three years but gave him a second chance and let him back in. Jason Giambi was involved in steroids while playing Major League Baseball and eventually admitted it. After accepting punishment and coming clean, he has become a fan-favorite on the Rockies, and was respected enough by his peers, and coaches, to manage an intra-squad game during spring training against fellow veteran Todd Helton (Giambi’s team won 6-0). People have made the argument that this idea of a revolving door, which allows sports figures to line their pockets with money, needs to be stopped. Why does Vick get to make millions of dollars when I would be instantly fired from my job after spending 19 months in jail? That is the wrong way to look at it. Would I be able to find a job after I served time? That is the question that should be asked.

I applaud CSU, while they are in the midst of a football scandal which most likely will force several athletes to start looking for their own second chance, on the hiring of Eustachy. He admitted his mistake, has paid the price and has fought back to get to where he is today. Not many industries can claim that they affect millions of lives just by giving people a second chance at working in a career they love. And yet, for that simple reason, sports are as magical and compelling now as they have ever been.

Second Chances •Knicks guard J.R. Smith was convicted of manslaughter in 2007. •Mike Tyson, former heavyweight champion, was convicted of rape in 1992. •Mercury Morris, former Dolphin great, spent three years in prison for drug trafficking starting in 1982..


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Today in History 4.19 1775 - The American Revolution begins as fighting breaks out at Lexington, Mass. 1876 - President Lincoln orders a blockade of Confederate ports. 1939 - Connecticut finally approves the Bill of Rights. 1960 - Baseball uniforms begin displaying players’ names on their backs. 1982 - NASA names Sally Ride to be the first woman astronaut. 1995 - A truck bomb explodes in front of the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.

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