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September 26, 2013

Volume 36, Issue 7


Freak Kings’ Baron Von Geiger spins with a 10-pound bowling ball attached to only one of his ears Sept. 21 at Riot Fest and Carnival in Byers, Colo.

Photo by Charlie Hanson •

Riot Fest brings music, thrills and fun • 8 INSIDE: Fall Fest • 3

“Off Our Chests” • 7

Jack Johnson • 10

“Dexter” • 11

Tennis • 12

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Fall Fest offers food trucks, shopping, fun Melanie Moccia Auraria’s annual event, Fall Fest, took place Sept. 18-19 where students received free giveaways, learned about campus clubs and enjoyed free music while pigging out on food from local food trucks. There was a wide variety of booths, offering something for every student at Auraria. The Health Center gave out free condoms, students showed off their pole fitness skills and those with time to kill were able to shop tables full of jewelry. MSU Denver journalism professors Kerry and Julie Conner served students tacos and sweet potato fries from the food truck Kuechos. “It’s been a good turnout,” Kerry Conner said. “The response is strong, a lot of people came back from yesterday. There’s a lot of [food truck] choices so we’re honored.” Fall Fest is one of the few times during the year that food trucks are allowed a less restrictive access to the campus. The Health Center booth was popular, where Kyra DeGruy, an MSU Denver student, educated students about safe sex by giving away free things. The goal was to bring attention to the Health Center and let students know that free pregnancy tests, condoms and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing is available on campus. “Most students don’t know we give away free condoms, and it’s important to prevent pregnancy and STI’s,” DeGruy said. Another popular table at Fall Fest was MSU Denver’s new Vertical Fitness Club, or more commonly known as pole fitness. Justin Fye, an MSU Denver student and the club president, was pleased with all the sign-ups and is excited to start the club on campus. “It’s an amazing workout,” Fye said. “It’s not just strength, it’s coordination, agility, flexibilityyou put it all in one and you put it on a pole.” During the two days of Fall Fest, more than 130 students signed up for the club. The pole in front of the Physical Education Building attracted the interest of both women and men. “It’s coed too,” Fye said. “The thing is, a lot of the studios around here, they aren’t coed.” Fye felt that because he was

Top: Margaret Hill, left, and Justin Fye, right, demonstrate extreme strength, coordination and flexibility for the Vertical Fitness Club Sept. 19 at Fall Fest. Photo by Trevor L. Davis • Right: MSU Denver student Russel Hunchar, back, jeers MSU Denver student Spencer Smith, front, as he successfully loosens a block in an intense game of giant Jenga during Fall Fest Sept. 18 at Auraria. Photo by Amanda Sutherland •

male, he was not included in the sport and that it’s a great thing that MSU Denver allows both sexes to participate in the intense workout. Fall Fest also featured a booth from Arising Hope, a domestic violence shelter for women, children and pets. Camille Trichie sat at the table in front of the Tivoli, informing students about services of the shelter and selling homemade crafts from volunteers. She said that they always get a good response for the cause. Art was also a large part of Fall Fest. Expressive art therapists Margaret Bell of Bloom Counselling, LLC and Allison Gomer of Dancing with Horses Counseling, LLC, both in Denver, had a table set up where students were encouraged to draw or write on blank sheets of paper the size of a table top. By 1 p.m., five sheets had already been drawn on with pictures, poetry and random words. “We’ve had a lot of students say this is so relaxing,” Bell said. Fall Fest also featured booths

fi lled with clothes from local shops, jewelry and even framed pictures and handmade paintings. Students enjoyed a change of pace from the normal food on campus and were able to listen to free music in between class times thanks to the annual Fall Fest.

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell may have caused health concerns Bailey Mesch Two years after the repeal of the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, former U.S. Navy ensign Jonathan Barry spoke at Auraria about the effects the policy has had on gay and bisexual service members. Barry spoke to a group of about 40 Sept. 19 in Tivoli 640. Partnering with organizations OutServe and Out Military, Barry conduct a study that focused on gay and bisexual service members’

underutilization of health services provided to them while serving. Barry said when the policy was implemented, health providers were required to inform officials of any gay or bisexual member that came to them, resulting in military discharge. “If your sexual orientation was disclosed prior to the DADT repeal, you’re 26 percent less likely to underuse health care provided by the military,” Barry said. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was intended to shield and protect LGBT service

members. In reality, it compromised their health.” The study included 1,055 current or former military service members who identified as gay or bisexual. “Forty-four point five percent of LGBT service members said that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell negatively affected their health,” Barry said. The survey revealed that not only did a large percentage of gay and bisexual service members avoid using military provided care, but some were only doing so

because they weren’t fully knowledgeable about the policy itself. “If you’re knowledgeable of the policy, you are 30 percent less likely to underutilize health services, and 14 percent less likely in mental health concerns,” Barry said. Barry’s research revealed that DADT caused one third of gay and bisexual members to underuse military health care and seek outside care in situations that included care for sexually transmitted infections, psychiatric issues, domestic abuse and mental health concerns.

Eighteen months before the policy was repealed, the change was made that health care providers were no longer required to inform anyone of a service member’s sexual orientation. But, without the knowledge of the policy change, hesitation among the gay and bisexual community still occurred. “If we’re paying for heterosexual military members to be provided with health care, it’s unfair that we aren’t providing the same for LGBT members,” Barry said.

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Moods changing with season Nikki Work @nikki_themet It’s getting cold, and that sucks. Let me start by saying that I’m a summer kind of gal. Sunshine, outdoor concerts and reading on the grass are pretty close to my definition of perfect. Hot pavement, melting ice cream and swimming pools — these are a few of my favorite things. Well, as of Sept. 22, my summer dreamin’ is over. It’s fall, dammit. Goodbye happiness, hello snow. To be fair, not everything about fall sucks. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back. Salted Caramel Mocha Hot Chocolate has returned. It’s time to break out the leggings, boots and sweaters. And I love the sound of crunching leaves. But the good ends there. I hate snow, I hate wind, I hate cold, I hate rain, I hate clouds, I hate late dawns, I hate early sunsets and I hate hating everything. Maybe I’m just spoiled. This summer has been a wonder of sun, splash and joy. I’ve burned, peeled and freckled more times than I can count – and I know that sounds unpleasant, but each freckle has a rad story. I’ve been loving the short nights, been loving the warmth, and I’m not ready to

give up my dreams of finally getting a leg tan. Plus, possibly the biggest downside is the miniature status of fall here in Colorado. It’s only a very small matter of time before it’s snow, slush and sadness everywhere. I would be less angry about autumn if it just meant a change in clothing, coffee and crunchy shrubbery. But no. It means the beginning of the end. Impending doom. Winter is coming. And yes, some may argue that fall TV is better, but to that I say nay. Sure, we have “Once Upon a Time” starting next week, but bigger picture? “The Newsroom” is a summer show – over now. “Game of Thrones” is a spring show – we could just skip fall and winter all together. So, throughout whatever madness this melancholy season brings, you won’t find me frolicking through the fall foliage. I’ll be inside, sipping my overpriced drinks and wearing oversized sweaters, hating the season and undoing all the progress I made with my tan. Real nice, seasons. Why must you torture me so? If you need me, I’ll be in hibernation. Wake me when “Game of Thrones” starts.

Kelli Heitstuman-Tomko @kelli_themet I am in weather Nirvana. I woke up this morning snuggled under my comforter with a crisp breeze blowing through my open window and a warm kitty curled under the blankets with me. It’s officially autumn, my favorite time of year. At the end of each summer, I eagerly await the slight dropping of mercury and the smell of distant mountain snow. The tiniest breath of ice on the breeze elates me and brings a euphoric smile to my face. I can’t wait until the morning when I’m standing at the bus stop with a cup of hot coffee in my gloved hands, my breath competing with the steam from my cup. I was born in the summer, but I am not a summer person. I’m through with soaring temperatures, hiding indoors from the sun and air conditioners that just don’t do the job. The summer holds no fascination for me. There is no magic in summer. I don’t want beaches, water parks or fun in the sun. I want the skoosh of colored leaves and the chill of early frost. I’ll take acorn squash and sausage in my slow cooker over a barbecue any

day. I want hot cider, apple picking and the small town fair. There is something divinely excellent about the subtle scent of wood smoke hanging on the cold night air, a thousand cheerily lit fireplaces and woodstoves marking the turning of the season. Weekends are for wrapping up in boucle and curling up on the couch with a cup of steaming chai while renewing a long-neglected relationship with Rudyard Kipling and Robert Service. Fall is yellow and red and orange and brown. And white. By fall the tallest mountains are dusted in white. The sun is late to rise, and around 7 a.m., the mountains are brushed with pink. You just don’t get that in the summer. I want to stand at the bus stop and breathe deeply the kind of fresh air that only comes between September and December. It smells of pumpkin, frost and apple pie. So, please, excuse me while I escape to flannel pajamas, fuzzy socks, and a bowl of hot soup while I’m watching “Frozen Planet” as the aforementioned kitty tries to catch Adélie penguins through the TV screen. I can only be this content in the fall.

The punctuation marks in the sky Kayla Whitney @kayla_themet In lieu of National Punctuation Day on Sept. 24, it’s time for another lesson in punctuation history. As some of you avid Metropolitan readers may remember, I wrote a riveting column on the proper uses and history of everyone’s favorite punctuation — the exclamation point. Now, it’s time for another punctuation symbol to receive the limelight. So everyone, remember my words, and if you quote me, you better use some of these “”. That’s right, we’re talking

about quotation marks. OK, they may not be as mesmeric and exciting as a line above a period, but boy do these babies rock. As their title suggestion, you can use quotation marks to quote someone’s words or phrase. For instance, Abraham Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Awesome quote, and even awesomer punctuation. Now, are you ready for your mind to be blown? You can even put quotation marks inside quotation marks. “I told my friend, ‘You really shouldn’t chew gum you find under bus seats.’” Boom — that is your mind, blowing up. The use of attributing a

speaker was the first major use of quotation marks, but the glory of the punctuation has only risen since the beginning of typesetting. Irony is one of my personal favorite usages. The smell of Commerce City is “delicious.” I suppose if you enjoy the smell of decay, gas and refined dog food you couldn’t consider the use of delicious ironic, but I hope you get the point. Perhaps the superlative part about quotation marks is that they are one of the only punctuation to regularly make it into physical speech. Perhaps the best example of this is Dr. Evil’s visuals whenever he says “laser.” Don’t

pretend like you didn’t just do it either. This use of both pointer and middle fingers bending in sync is enough for anyone to feel like a badass when they talk. Usually, it is used ironically, but if you actually use the hand signal for quotation marks when you talk gossip and he said, she said crap, there’s no way you can’t be taken seriously. As I said before, “these babies rock.” So, if you missed out on the glory that was National Punctuation Day, go forth and use all the quotation marks you can. Quote famous people, write an essay full of attributions, and don’t forget about the “laser.”

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Ralph Nagel finds his stride in art Chelsee Stevens

Ralph Nagel — a Denver architect and city planner turned artist — captivated art lovers with the grand opening of his latest solo exhibition “Being There” Sept. 19 at the Littleton Museum. The exhibit featured Nagel’s watercolors, oils and drawings. Sandra Kaplin, an artist and teacher at the Art Students League of Denver, picked Nagel for this particular exhibit because she was looking for something that had a little extra spark. “Nagel has the ability to use the brush in a very free and loose way, while also in a gutsy way,” Kaplin said. People of all ages flooded through the museum doors to see Nagel’s work and were met with a grand assortment of food and drinks to start the night. Denise Weed, chair member of the Littleton Fine Arts Board for four years, began the night with a speech praising Nagel’s work, and ushered visitors into the event to observe Nagel’s paintings. After Weed’s speech, Nagel said he was “almost speechless to be among so many friends, and patrons of the arts.” Nagel has taken a few courses at MSU Denver and sponsored a workshop at the University of Denver for the past five years. The workshop allows 10-15 students to receive hands on learning about art through Nagel’s work and even

Ralph Nagel, a city planner and architect turned artist is fresh to the art scene, but his craft and style paints the canvas unlike any newcomer. Photo by Charlie Hanson •

visit places like Ghost Ranch in Steamboat Springs. DU students Flor Lorallez and Manuel Callos and their guest Julio Alas enjoyed the “Being There” exhibit and had good things to say about the art and Nagel. “Everyone was so used to seeing the business side of Nagel that it was so interesting when [he]

transitioned into being an artist,” Alas said. “I feel as though this is when he was truly in his element.” Nagel got his start in West Chicago, growing up next to a juncture where three railroads crossed. In an attempt to leave his home behind him, Nagel went and earned his architectural degree

from Walsh University in Ohio. He also received a city planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He eventually pursued his illustrious career with art after strong influence from his teachers. “Really to learn how to paint, you just need to pick up a brush and start painting. You need to

look at a lot of things, that’s what’s really important,” Nagel said. Nagel is known around the world for an impressionist style of painting (en plein air) throughout Asia and Europe. Nagel will be featuring his work in the exhibit “Being There” at the Littleton Museum until Oct. 27.

Denver Art Society celebrates women in “Off Our Chests” Stephanie Alderton

On a warm Friday night, with a full orange moon hanging overhead, the Denver Art Society kicked off its latest exhibition. Along with the DAS’s permanent works, a new exhibit is hosted every month with a specific theme. The current exhibit is “Off Our Chests,” a collection of artwork focused on women. All the art near the front doors of the building is either by female artists or intended to celebrate women in some way. There are a variety of other pieces such as handmade jewelry, oil paintings and a trash sculpture. “Nothing like [this] has been done on Santa Fe before,” said Russell Takeall, a DAS member who

helped facilitate the exhibit. At the Sept. 20 opening reception, the atmosphere was laid-back. People trickled in from the street as ambient music played overhead. Loren Lichti, whose work is displayed in one of the permanent exhibits, spent the reception carving a new alabaster sculpture near the back of the building. The exhibit’s political overtones were hard to miss. Organizations like Feminists for Free Expression and the Women’s Bean Project had pamphlets on the information table just inside the building. A few slam poets presented their work, including Bonn Rockwood, whose tentativelytitled work “Crucifixion” ended with the cry, “They have crucified the woman-body, and it longs for resurrection!” She was followed

by an older poet who rattled off a profanity-laced tirade against everything from marijuana bans to the NSA. Yet the visual artists who attended seemed more interested in the joy of their craft than in politics. Phaedra High presented a table of simple handmade earrings, rings and bracelets, mostly made from recycled copper. She said her interest in jewelry making started five years ago, with a trip to Hobby Lobby. “I came across these wooden bangles, just bare wood bangles,” she said. “And I got some embroidery thread and nylon cord and just started wrapping them, so they became fabric-wrapped bangles, and I’ve evolved into beads and metal work. Over the last five years I’ve definitely changed up my

style a little bit, and I’m just really enjoying the process.” Linda Frederick, on the other hand, specializes in abstract art. Along with several paintings, she contributed a piece called “Landfill Barbie” – a trio of vintage Barbie dolls posing elegantly with a variety of cast-off items. Frederick used trash materials that floated down the river near her mountain home. “It’s supposed to be like Barbies surviving through it all, retaining their dignity, making do with new things,” she said. That idea is perhaps connected with another of Frederick’s works in the exhibit —a collage of simple pictures which she put together from the drawings depicted of homeless women with whom she volunteers. Most of the drawings feature religious imagery, includ-

ing crosses, doves and a woman praying. “It really pushed my envelope, because it’s a lot of religion,” Frederick said. “I don’t like to lay that out so much, it’s kind of like a private thing for me, but that’s where their heads are at, that’s what homeless ladies are thinking about, sweet and beautiful things.” Works by Frederick, High and the other artists featured in the show will be on display at the DAS through October, with special slam performances and artist appearances on First Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public, though there is a suggested $3 donation. In the last issue The Metropolitan made a mistake. New York artist “Swoon” was standing in front of Kati Taft’s art, not her own.

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Dust, sweat and rock ‘N’ Roll

The crowd at day one of Riot Fest gathers in front of the Ferris wheel as they wait for the next band to come on. Photo by Nikki Work •

Top: Jesse Lacey, lead singer of Brand New, plays day one of Riot Fest Sept. 21 at May Farms in Byers, Colo. Bottom: Revived Ritual Henna artist Savannah Snow paints a henna tattoo on Ashley White during the first day of the two-day festival. Photos by Charlie Hanson •

Just an hour outside of Denver waited a weekend far from the norm. The first round of the Ferris wheel, the first peal of amplifier feedback and the first cloud of rising dirt marked the start of something different. “Hello, farm outside of Denver,” said Jesse Lacey, Brand New’s frontman, as the band took the Roots Stage at dusk. Riot Fest and Carnival made its Colorado debut with soot, sun and song Sept. 21 at May Farms in Byers, Colo. Day one kicked off with local punkers The Potato Pirates and California’s Tera Melos. From there, the music kept blasting, the beer kept flowing and the festivities expanded. With rides, games, unbelievable stunts and a massive campsite, Riot Fest was more than your average concert — it was a full-fledged festival. “It’s a cool carnival atmosphere,” said Ryan Green, 25, who was among the spectators who camped at the festival since Friday night. He added that the atmosphere was like one big party. “It seemed like everyone was getting along, everyone was playing guitars together and everything.” The grounds were abuzz with food trucks and booths ranging from nonprofit causes to pipes to clothing. Sadie Madrid, the owner of Revived Ritual Henna, and her staff sold henna tattoos from their colorfully draped booth on the south side of May Farms. “I think it’s a great venue, because there’s no sound ordinance, and I’m really looking forward to the different stages and the eclectic mix of the dif-

ferent bands that they picked. It’s very unique, individual,” Madrid said. “We started at Taste of Colorado, and we’ve been doing street art and music festivals ever since.” Revived Ritual Henna usually operates Thursday through Sunday on the 16th Street Mall. Madrid said that festivals like this are a great place to get the word out about henna, an art she has been involved with more than a decade. “We were the first henna company that started printing professional henna in 1999 – the first henna company in Colorado, one of the first companies in America, although henna’s been around for thousands and thousands of years,” Madrid said. During the early afternoon, things got campy. Situated in the shadow of the Ferris wheel, spectators jumped, smashed and did their best body slams and rope jumps in a raised wrestling ring. Then, as a championship belt came out, four brightly-clad Lucha Libre wrestlers rolled into the ring, each taking their turn pretending to kick, smack and throw their competitors. “These are all guys from Mexico, and they’re from a league here in town that does events mostly in Denver,” said Sid Pink, promoter for the wrestlers, who were from the Lucha Libre Mexicana league. “The vibe has been good in terms of the crowd.” The wrestlers performed three times on day one and twice on day two. Moments after the first Lucha Libre performance began, a spectacle of much more real danger began just yards away. One man stapled money to his body and laid on swords. Another used carabiners to fi x a ten-pound bowling ball into the holes

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Day Two: Rain Kailyn Lamb @kailyn_themet Not even a large thunderstorm could dampen the second day of Riot Fest as crowds gathered in the dust of Byers, Colo. to see bands push their sound on three different stages. The tail end of the festival boasted a dance card with bands like Blink-182, AWOLNATION and Matt & Kim. Spread across the three stages, 39 other bands played during the two day festival. Los Angeles natives New Beat Fund started the show on the Rock Stage with their self-named ghost punk style playing songs off their EP CoiNz, which was released mid-June. “It comes from the gangsterness of the West Coast and the punk rockness of the West Coast,” said bassist Paul Laliberte after their performance. True to their Cali influences, the band rocked a cover of Sublime’s “Caress Me Down” which had the early crowds moving and singing along. As spectators trekked across the large dirt field to get to the other two stages (Roots Stage and Riot Stage) they were met with a transition of sounds hopping from one band to the next. Going from New Beat Fund’s set you could hear the more funky sound of Colorado locals Bob Skizzum and on to KITTEN’s digital sound on. “Festivals are some of our favorite things to play, we’ve not played many in the states, but we’ve played a bunch of the big festivals in South Africa,” said Kongos bassist Dylan Kongos. “It’s the coolest way to get new fans because they’re there for the music and they’re open.” Festival goers quickly realized that there was no escaping the

Day One: Big crowds, big sun Nikki Work @nikki_themet


left in his earlobes from gauges. He then spun around in a full 360-degree circle with increasing velocity as the crowd cheered. Their act, called “Freakshow,” drew as many gasps as claps. On the musical side, headliners for day one were The Replacements and Iggy and the Stooges. The Riot Fest circuit was the first time The Replacements had reunited in 22 years. With big names playing from about 6 p.m. on, all three stages were drawing large and enthusiastic crowds. One of the evening’s bands was AFI, who Christy Steadman, an MSU Denver alumna, was most excited to see. “I think everybody’s just enjoying the nice, hot weather and just a show,” Steadman said. One of the other biggest draws of the night was New York’s poppunk-saddies Brand New. Among the band’s enthusiasts was Jessica Baradan, an MSU Denver junior, who said Brand New’s set was what she looked forward to the most. Up until they were about to take the stage, she had spent day one enjoying all the features Riot Fest had to offer. “The carnival stuff is fun, I went and rode Moby Dick, and I went to the top of the Ferris wheel, which was awesome, and I almost won a minion — almost,” Baradan said. “The venue is awesome, the set up is actually really good — spacious — they had enough room for everyone to enjoy the show.” As the sun set on the first day and Baradan waited in the crowd amassing for Brand New’s set, she couldn’t keep the smile from her face. “Riot Fest has been awesome and the best experience of my life so far,” Baradan said.

Top: Denver native Julie Almeria sings as frontwoman of Bop Skizzum Sept. 22 on the second day of Riot Fest in Byers, Colo. Bottom: Guitar and back-up vocailst Andy “Rok” Guerrero, left, and percussionist Shane “SF1” Franklin, right, from Bob Skizzum leap off stage to join their fans. Photo by Danielle Shriver •

dust. Bandanas, one of punk rock’s favorite style accessories, came in handy as people wrapped them around their faces to not breathe in the dirt. Large clouds of dust would hover over crowds, especially during Breathe Carolina’s set as vocalist Kyle Even repeatedly asked them to jump to the music. Musical legends like Public Enemy and Flag played later in the evening. The storm clouds that rolled in drizzled a little rain during Flag’s set, but as Bad Religion was setting up around 6 p.m. the clouds let loose. The festival temporarily shut down shortly after, with a National Weather Service announcement playing over the speakers, warning people of inclement weather for the next 30 minutes. Many spectators huddled under the small tents fearing that the festival’s no re-entry policy applied for storms. Others rushed out to their cars in the parking lots, screaming as if still cheering for the bands they should be seeing on the stages. Patience was not a virtue for the crowds as they sat on top of their cars despite the lightning and others repeatedly honked their horns. Audiences were not the only ones disappointed by the rain. “We came all the way to Byers, dammit,” said DeVotchKa singer and guitarist Nick Urata, “I want to play my guitar.” Luckily for fans, the festival reopened at 8:30 p.m., allowing headlining acts to re-take the stage at 9 p.m. Riot Fest kept fans up to speed on their Twitter feed letting them know that they were trying to reopen. Set times were shortened, with the new schedule put on Facebook for people to find.

Flavor Flav wants you to check out The Metropolitan’s extended coverage of Riot Fest including a multimedia slideshow, photos and Q&As with Riot Fest bands like The Airborne Toxic Event, Flag, KITTEN, Kongos and more.

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Complicated thriller in “Prisoners” Nikki Work @nikki_themet


For two and a half hours, my heart ached, stomach churned, hands shook and mind raced. Watching “Prisoners” was thrilling and intense, and pushed me to my boundaries of tolerance and emotion. The movie is a dramatic representation of the capacities of humanity and the limits of the soul. It took me on a ride through empathy and fears I didn’t even know I had. On Thanksgiving, the Dover and Birch families gather at the Birch house for dinner. Anna and Joy, the youngest daughters of both families, decide to go over to the Dover home to look for Anna’s red safety whistle. On the way, the girls disappear, and a week long police search ensues. Heading up this search is Detective Loki (Jake Gyllehaal), who works to keep the two families from crumbling while investigating with a fervor that borders on mania. Amidst a useless police department, Loki battles not only the demons of the case, but the increasingly apparent madness of Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman). Dover, Anna’s father, teeters on the brink of insanity. He kidnaps Alex Jones (Paul Dano), the man he suspects took the girls, even though the police no longer consider him a suspect. Dover beats him to the edge of life, and when he realizes he can push Jones no

further physically, he resorts to other forms of torture. The acting in the movie is phenomenal. Jackman plays desperation so believably, just as Gyllenhaal tows the line between obsession and professionalism so beautifully. I predict Oscar nominations for both actors, as both give gritty performances that truly show their talent and range. In addition, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard and Maria Bello all give heart-wrenching performances of grief and helplessness, each in drastically different ways. Dano’s supposed villain is played with a quiet and tormented innocence, yet a conflicting sense of malevolence that simultaneously invokes sympathy and fear from viewers. It’s jumpy. It’s shocking. It’s tense and shaky. There are more than a few moments that will make skin crawl and tears swell. The movie is dark, haunting and thought-provoking. If you don’t see another serious, chilling movie this year, see “Prisoners.”

Matthew Good’s consistent cacophony

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It’s hard to define Matthew Good. His vibrato-heavy warble and understated twang feel like folk. The heavy instrumentals and guitar-driven melodies feel like rock. The mismatched verses and choruses feel stumbling, stuttering and jarring — a juxtaposition of sounds and moods. The lyrical rawness feels real. Somehow, this mismatched chaos works, each element weaving together not quite seamlessly, but colorfully enough


No matter how long he’s been making it, Jack Johnson’s music still makes me want to ditch my shoes and find a beach. From Here to Now to You is Johnson’s sixth studio album, and much like on the previous five, the beach-pop surfer dude manages to evoke relaxation, possibility and romance. The album’s opening track, “I Got You,” begins with a laid-back, summery whistle that makes me shirk the thought of fall. This opening tune sets the tone for the rest of the sun-soaked, seasplashed album. Standouts include, “Washing

the risk of becoming background noise. To combat this, his melodic patterns seem to be doing everything possible to break that daze. The guitars demand attention, and the abrupt shifts in lyrical and musical progression snap listeners back and forth on a roller coaster of need for recognition. If Good had just made fewer songs that screamed for attention and interposed them between the ones that jar and spark eardrums, this album would have been excellent. Too much spark and crash and not enough glide leaves Arrows of Desire a stale, exhausting rush of unfulfi lled potential.

New Drake album needs more YOLO Brandon Hart


Nothing Was the Same, Drake’s new album, is a complete fail. For most rappers and musicians, having a singular sound is a staple, but not for Drake. It’s time for Drake to change things up. His most recent album sounds exactly the same as his other two. It seems like Drake is following the Linkin Park trail, where everything sounds the same, but also annoying. The pre-released singles were the only bright spots on the album because they are already so widely known. The only thing saving Drake’s new album as a whole was

the video that went along with “Started from the Bottom” due to the creative cinematography. The only big name artists on the album are 2 Chainz, Jay Z and Big Sean, unlike past albums that featured Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. The lack of Canadian based collaboration group, OVOXO, which includes Drake himself and R&B singer the Weeknd, makes the album suffer. Drake’s last two studio albums, Thank Me Later and Take Care were fairly well received and a number of hit songs came from them. That is not the case for Nothing Was the Same. The album is full of overblown beats, a variety of stolen lyrics and lacks his usual mainstream talent.

If Drake plans on doing more projects in the not too distant future, he shouldn’t. Jimmy Brooks from “Degrassi” needs to get back into the studio and try again, because he most definitely missed on this one.

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to mesh. Arrows of Desire is top-to-bottom consistent, but this consistency gets stagnant by track seven. The first few songs had enough variation to keep me jamming down the highway, but after too many similarly constructed tracks, I had to change my Spotify. It helps to listen to the album on random, but still, after more than three tracks, you’ll need a Good break. As I said before, overall, his style works — in small doses. If nothing else, the texture on Arrows of Desire is noteworthy and compelling. Good’s voice has an almost entrancing quality, but runs

Dishes,” a song that is strikingly relevant to me and to many other college students who are doing what they have to do to get to where they want to be, and “You Remind Me of You,” a sweet fatherto-daughter acoustic. As always, Johnson sings great sugar-soaked love songs. He’s a pro at flattering lyrics, admitting he’s wrong and earning major brownie points for sweetness. With lyrics like “I don’t want to disappoint you, I don’t want to disappear, from here or now or you,” and “if I should fall, would you fall down with me?” in “As I Was Saying,” Johnson is an automatic heartwinner and heart-warmer. From Here to Now to You is more than snuggles and sweethearts, though. Johnson takes on more pressing and political issues,

like overuse of technology and greed. He sings of home and of the past and of course delivers a trippy, interstellar view of control. The record is classic Jack Johnson — it makes me dream of surfboards and sand, of SPF and somedays. As it gets colder, From Here to Now to You is a perfect spin to keep summer dreams simmering and snowy blues at bay.

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“Dexter” finale a let down Tobias Krause @tobias_themet


After eight long seasons, the fate of “Dexter” is finally upon us. No one could predict the outcome as the series finally came to an end. The show bobbed and weaved through a number of plots as America’s favorite serial killer adhered to his self-imposed “code.” But the fans deserved better than what we got. The first few seasons were intense and cutting-edge. How a mass murderer

could coexist in today’s society by “killing off the scum” of the earth by night and working as a blood spatter analyst by day was incredibly intriguing. Season 8 of “Dexter” was full of comedic relief rather than interesting mass murders and jaw dropping plot lines. The series was left with endless possibilities. How Dexter (Michael C. Hall) managed to never get caught could go a number of different ways. The final season saw Dexter’s stepsister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter), spiral out of control, turning to drugs and alcohol to help her cope with shooting her former

boss and the awkward sexual tension with Dexter. Dexter meets psychopath expert Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling) who is responsible for honing in on his “code,” and ends up killing for her. Dexter’s ex-lover and killing partner Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski) shows back up, and Dexter falls in love with her once again. *SPOILERS* The season’s tension built up in a “let’s get this over” sort of way. Deb ends up getting shot and slips into a coma. But before Dexter is supposed to flee the country he stops at the hospital and literally pulls the plug on the machine that is keeping Deb alive. He then proceeds to casually walk

out of the hospital with Deb in his arms and takes her for one last boat ride to dispose of her body. With Hannah and his son now safe, Dexter drives his boat into a looming hurricane to fake his own death. The series ends with a quick shot of Dexter, now bearded and dressed in flannel working in a lumberyard, leaving the possibility of a rumored spinoff. *END* After all the years cycling through a number of awesome guest cast members, the final season was a disappointing one. If you are the type of person that loves a protagonist that always gets their way, then “Dexter” was the ultimate show for you.

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Roadrunner Wrap-up Cross Country Metro men’s and women’s cross-country teams won team titles at the Colorado College Invitational at Monument Valley Park in Colorado Springs Sept. 21. The men scored 26 points, while the women scored 37 points.

Men Senior Kirk Harvey won the men’s individual championship, crossing the line in 25:33, just seven seconds off the school record. Harvey won the race by nine seconds, just ahead of teammate Nick Kadlec, who ran the 8K personal best in 25:42.

Women Sophomore runner Janelle Lincks was named NCAA Division II national runner of the week by the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association, making her the first cross country or track athlete to earn the honor for Metro. Lincks finished first among collegiate athletes in the 6k race, with a time of 22:34, 38 seconds ahead of the next runner, teammate junior Amy Johnston. For the first time in school history, the Roadrunners finished ahead of No. 2-ranked Adams State, which featured several of its top runners and members of its 2012 NCAA championships team, and also placed ahead of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponents Regis, Colorado State-Pueblo and Fort Lewis.

Volleyball Metro volleyball won two on the road against Chadron State Sept. 20 and Black Hills State University Sept. 21 to improve 6-4 overall and 2-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Sophomore outside hitter Kylie Haun had her fourth career doubledouble for a 3-1 win over Chadron State, converting a .278 hitting percentage. Senior outside hitter Alysa Heath contributed 11 kills and a team-high four blocks. On defense, senior libero Alex Green led the Roadrunners with 17 digs and Heath had a team-high four blocks. It was junior right side Lauren Quijano who led the Roadrunners to a 3-1 win over BHSU with a season-high 15 kills. Haun reached double digits with 12 kills and Heath had 10. While Green was serving in the first set, the Roadrunners went on a five-point run winning the set 25-14, holding BHSU to a .000 hitting percentage.

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Metro tennis christens courts Angelita Foster @angel_themet

Metro tennis teams christened the courts at the new athletic facility with a championship finish by doubles partners John Qualls and Andrew Haralson during the first Roadrunner’s Invitational Sept. 20-21. The Roadrunners hosted men’s and women’s teams from CSUPueblo, Montana State UniversityBillings, Southwest Colorado Community College, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Christian University, and Colorado College, but the Flight 2 men’s doubles title match came down to two Roadrunner teams. Qualls and Haralson edged their teammates, freshman Luke Lundstrom and senior Jonathan Evangelista 9-8 (4), in the championship match. A situation that Metro tennis head coach Daniel Hangstefer said isn’t necessarily a bad place to be. “I think that we are very fortunate to have a group of men and women on the team who are very eager and enthusiastic to improve and work every game,” Hangstefer said. “Ultimately it’s not how we do against ourselves, but how we perform against other teams, but it’s a great sign if I can have two teams playing against each other in a final.” Junior Haralson and Evangelista, who are also roommates, agreed that it was a little strange

Metro senior tennis player Jonathan Evangelista made it to the Flight 2 title match with doubles partner freshman Luke Lundstrom where they fell 9-8 (4) to fellow Roadrunners juniors John Qualls and Andrew Haralson Sept. 22 at the new Metro athletic facility. Photo by Philip Poston •

playing each other for a championship game. “There were no nerves but it was definitely more challenging because we know each other’s weaknesses,” Haralson said. “It’s a different atmosphere playing against teammates,” Evangelista said. “There’s no feeling out process in the beginning, but as the match gets closer, it was a really intense match, a hard-fought match.”

Evangelista, who as a freshman played on the tennis courts that were where the new SpringHill Suites is located and whose home courts were at the Gates Tennis Center the last three years, can appreciate the new facility and what it offers. “It’s really nice having courts on campus to cut down on the commute time,” Evangelista said. “It’s also nice to have courts close to have easy access to courts to

make little adjustments to your game outside of practice – that’s really important to us as players.” Senior Adrien Delvaux won the No. 1 singles consolation bracket, rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 10-2 win over Spencer Weinberg from Colorado Mesa. For the women’s team Wande Holopainen and Naomi Holopainen both fell in the semifinals of the women’s No. 1 singles flight.

Runners hand crosstown rival Regis first loss of season, 5-2 Angelita Foster @angel_themet It was Metro senior midfielder Brenden Hughes who set the tone of the game when he found the back of the net just 34 seconds into the game in a 5-2 win at crosstown rivals Regis University Sept. 22, handing the Rangers their first loss of the season. The win improved the Roadrunners 3-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The 2012 RMAC champion Rangers fell to 2-1-0 and 1-0-0. The five goals were the most scored against the Rangers since

2005, with two goals by senior midfielder Andy Lopez, one by sophomore forward Danny Arubbla – his first of the season – and sophomore midfielder Clyde Glastetter was the closer with 36 seconds left in the game. Metro head coach Ken Parsons was happy about how his team responded to the loss to UC-Colorado Springs Sept. 20. “In all aspects of the game I thought we did a very good job, dealing with two very difficult forwards – I think we handled them well and finished on some great opportunities with our shots on goal,” Parsons said. The Rangers outshot the Roadrunners 18-11, but the Runners

Metro players celebrate their 5-2 win at Regis University Sept. 22. The win improves the Roadrunners 3-1-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference. Photo by Andy Schlicting MSU Denver Athletic Department

connected on five of their seven shots on goal. It was a physical game with 36 fouls called. There were nine yellow cards and two ejections. Regis player Arnthor Kristinsson left the game at the 87:58 mark and teammate Jason Boyle left with 10

seconds left in the game. “Unfortunately frustrations started to boil but we responded well,” freshman goalkeeper Keegan Hand said. “Unfortunately we go home with a bumps and bruises, but they go with the loss.”


Men’s soccer plays to scoreless tie Mike Montgomery Metro freshman goalkeeper Keegan Hand made a pair of key saves for a 0-0 tie against UC-Colorado Springs Sept. 20 at Auraria Field, and extended his shutout streak to two games. The game was Metro’s first scoreless draw since 2010. Both teams played very defensively throughout much of the match, with neither side registering a shot through the first half. The teams exhibited discipline

throughout the game as well, with no cards or penalty kicks awarded. The game finally opened up in the second half, with several scoring chances coming from both sides. The Mountain Lions two best chances were extinguished by defenders, senior Andrew Mejia and freshman Tyler Trujillo, who both cleared away shots headed for the net. Mejia’s bicycle kick off the goal line in the 65th minute kept the game scoreless in the best chance for either team in the game. “I just saw Keegan was too far out of the way, and made a quick decision to keep the ball out of the net,� Mejia said. “In close, defensive stalemates like that it’s important for us to make plays like that and keep us in the game.� Despite being outshot 18-15, the Runners held on for the tie. Hand later spoke on his second start — and shutout — of the season. “I mean, we’re all playing to win, but it’s a good feeling to know you’re doing everything you can to keep your team in it, even if you have to take a tie DENVER every now and then,� Hand said See the story on page 12 of how the Roadrunners defeated 2012 RMAC champions Regis University on the Rangers field Sept. 22.

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Roadrunner goes pro Former Metro basketball player Reggie Evans signed a professional contract with BBC Arantia Larochette in the Luxembourg Total League Sept. 24. In Evans’ decorated Roadrunner career, the former Metro guard ranks fourth all-time in scoring with 1,627 points, and holds the Metro singlegame scoring record with a 40-point

performance against New MexicoHighlands as a sophomore in 2010. Evans graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in sports industry operations with a minor in marketing. BBC Arantia Larochette opens its season Oct. 5 versus Sparta. Compiled by Mario Sanelli @mario_themet

September 26, 2013



Women’s soccer wins RMAC opener

Metro junior forward Karisa Price (8) heads the ball during a game versus Western State Sept. 20 at Auraria Field. Photo by Timothy Hurst •

Scott Corbridge Metro women’s soccer defeated Western State University 1-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener Sept. 20 at Auraria Field, making them 3-0-2 overall and 1-0-0 in conference. It was a tough game defensively, with neither team able to breakdown their opponents backfield, but in the 37th minute, the Roadrunners offensive caused an own goal by the Mountaineers. Pressure by Metro sophomore midfielder Jordan Post caused the goal. Post beat Mountaineers goalie Meghan Jedrzejewski off a dribble and took a shot – a Mountaineers defender got a foot on the ball trying to clear it, but put in her own net.

“We’re gaining our confidence and getting more comfortable as a team – setting the bar for the rest of the season and trying to make a statement,� Post said. Although the Runners outshot the Mountaineers 16-6 overall and 7-3 on goal, they were unable to find the net again. Freshman goalkeeper Nicole Jablonski was credited with the win for Metro and contributed with two saves in the shutout. “Luckily I didn’t have to do too much in the back. I think our midfield held it up pretty good,� Jablonski said. “[We] had a couple good chances on net but in the back I thought we played pretty composed and we held it up.� The shutout was Metro’s third of the season after blanking Emporia State and West Texas A&M.



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Plus he’s like ten, and my Mom said she’d only buy it if we share.

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Metro Events 9.26 Chuck D - Sankofa Lecture Series @ 6 p.m. St. Catejans Free - must RSVP 9.26-9.28 The Mikado King Center Eugenia Rawls Theatre @ 7:30 p.m. $20 9.27 Women’s Soccer vs Adams State @ 1 p.m. Auraria Field 9.27 Women’s Volleyball vs Colorado Mines @ 7 p.m. Auraria Events Center 9.29 Men’s Soccer vs Colorado State-Pueblo @ 2:30 p.m. Auraria Field 9.30 Be Well Auraria Expo: Fall into Fitness @ 1 p.m. 10th Street 10.1 Annual Disability Awareness Festival @ 10 a.m. Tivoli Commons 10.1 MSU Denver Wind Bands @ 7:30 p.m. King Center Concert Hall $5-$10


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The next time you see a girl in a short skirt and long jacket, throw some cake at her. Then she’ll know you want her.

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February 19 -March 20 If you want to know the feeling of true disappointment, read a fortune cookie.


March 21 -April 19 The new Dumb and Dumber movie will totally redeem itself, even though Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are like 50 years older.


April 20 -May 20 If you casually fi nd yourself at a basement party with a bunch of Juggalo’s, it might be time to get your shit together.


May 21 -June 20 Rumor has it they were passing out free joints in Boulder the other day and you missed it, were you high or something?

Brain Teasers Last issue’s answers (reading from right): Put two and two together, X marks the spot, somewhere over the rainbow, just right, I before E except after C, high seas, play on words

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August 23 -September 22 Don’t be so concerned with what people think about you. Go right ahead and wear that one-piece jumpsuit to class every other Thursday.


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Art will be displayed in the Tivoli Multicultural Lounge November 18 – December 6

For the winning art: Reception, $100 gift certificate at the Auraria Book Store

Art will reflect a message or relfection on the AIDS empidemic Additional Information: Visit Contact: Beth Sandlin, Health Center at Auraria • •303-556-6954

InvIteS you and a gueSt to an advance ScreenIng of

on WedneSday, octoBer 2 at 7PM vISIt WWW.GOFOBO.COM/RSVP and enter tHe code: THEMETKTSL to enter to WIn a doWnLoadaBLe PaSS! Winners will be notified via e-mail. two passes per person. each pass admits one. RUNNER RUNNER has been rated R for language and some sexual content.

Please Note: Passes received through this promotion do not guarantee you a seat at the theater. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, except for members of the reviewing press. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house. No admittance once screening has begun. All federal, state and local regulations apply. A recipient of tickets assumes any and all risks related to use of ticket, and accepts any restrictions required by ticket provider. 20th Century Fox, The Metropolitan and their affiliates accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any loss or accident incurred in connection with use of a prize. Tickets cannot be exchanged, transferred or redeemed for cash, in whole or in part. We are not responsible if, for any reason, recipient is unable to use his/ her ticket in whole or in part. All federal and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Void where prohibited by law. Participating sponsors, their employees and family members and their agencies are not eligible. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. NO PHONE CALLS.




Breaking the Silence Oct. 9 • 10 a.m.–8 p.m. • Tivoli 320s Oct. 10 • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. • Tivoli 320s Visit an interactive display where survivors of domestic violence have the opportunity to share their experience, strength and hope.


Love, Sex and Lies 10 a.m.–2 p.m. • Roger Braun Lounge Screening for domestic violence. Free refreshments and resources will be provided.


National Depression Screening 11 a.m.–2 p.m. • Tivoli Turnhalle Free screening, information, and literature on mental health. Free refreshments will be provided.


Booze and Boos 11 a.m.–2 p.m • Roger Braun Lounge, Watch a Halloween Movie, eat free pizza and visit information tables about alcohol awareness.

NOV 18 DEC 6

World AIDS Day Art Exhibit Multicultural Lounge View artwork created by Auraria Students honoring AIDS.

9–10 Event

15–16 Event






Great American Smokeout 11 a.m–2 p.m. • Roger Braun Lounge Whether you, a friend or a loved one is trying to quit using tobacco there is help. Receive free tobacco cessation resources, quit kits and chair massages.


Pizza, Popcorn and Prevention 11 a.m.–2 p.m. • Tivoli Roger Braun Come to this informative event that recognizes the world struggle against AIDS. Get free pizza, popcorn and safer sex supplies!


World AIDS Day Reception 3:30–5:30 p.m. • Tivoli Multicultural Lounge Celebrate the Auraria Student Artists that created artwork for World AIDS Day. Refreshments will be provided and the winner will be announced.

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Fall into Fitness


10 a.m.–2 p.m. • Tivoli Commons Join Be Well Auraria and find out fun ways to engage in physical fitness both on and off campus.

Plaza Suite 150 303-556-2525 • Low-cost, student-focused medical services • Blue Cross Blue Shield approved provider • On-site physicians and mid-level providers • Specialist physicians in psychiatry, gynecology & orthopedics • Primary care medical services • Management of acute and chronic illness • Urgent care medical services • Walk-in and appointment availability • Campus emergency response

• Laboratory and X-ray services • Infectious disease management • Sexually transmitted disease testing • Annual physical examinations • Woman’s health care • Contraception resources • Prescription medications • Health education • Immunizations


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24/7 Auraria Campus Emergency Phone Numbers Protocol to Contact the Auraria Police Department From any campus phone, CALL 911 From off-campus phones or cell phone, CALL 303-556-5000 Auraria After Hours Mental Health and Victim Assistance For after hours Crisis Line, staffed by Metro Crisis CALL 303-352-4455.

Volume 36 Issue 7 - Sept. 26, 2013  
Volume 36 Issue 7 - Sept. 26, 2013  

Weekly, student-run newspaper serving the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver since 1979.