The Student Newspaper of MSU Denver
VOL. 42 NO. 17
JANUARY 15, 2020
Hop back in the saddle, Denver
National Western Stock Show trots into town for 114th time story on pg. 6
Photos by Brady Pieper | email@example.com
Sam Goings wrestles down a calf during the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reigning at the 2020 National Western Stock Show in the Denver Coliseum on Jan. 12. The NWSS will have a variety of events daily through Jan. 26.
Nicolas Diaz, 16, has his horse kneel on its front legs in front of the audience at the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza during the NWSS in the Denver Coliseum on Jan. 12.
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Chance Merrill holds onto a bucking horse during the Colorado vs. The World rodeo event during the 2020 National Western Stock Show in the Denver Coliseum on Jan. 12.
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Celebrate Life Rally seeks to change
Murder convict seeks a way to
“You” season two doesn’t meet
Men’s basketball takes down Dixie
reopen his trial.
State, Westminster over weekend.
JANUARY 15, 2020
Intellectual property point of contention for MSU Denver faculty senate Senators such as Bissell argued that
By James Burky firstname.lastname@example.org
there wasn’t enough time to iron out these issues. The reason there wasn’t a reading
If an MSU Denver professor creates
of amended bills between the October and
a device to end world hunger, the credit
December meetings was that they didn’t
would first go to the university.
think the changes were substantial enough
That scenario was a point of contention
to warrant one, the document said.
for some members of the MSU Denver
“We kept asking for feedback, they had
Faculty Senate throughout eight
since October,” President Katia Campbell
meetings in the fall 2019 semester.
said. “Perhaps we could have been more
The MSU Denver Faculty Senate is a
clear but the argument that they didn’t
governing body comprised of professors from
have enough time is misleading.”
all of the school’s academic departments.
The motion to postpone the vote didn’t
Senators are given an opportunity to voice
pass so the policy moves on to the President’s
their colleagues’ thoughts on changes
Cabinet. Faculty had until Wednesday to voice
to the university’s academic processes
their concerns over the policy, Campbell said.
and finances, among other things.
She acknowledged that the language is
“It’s an important part of shared
murky and that they’re hashing out nuances
governance at the university,” Biology
such as what inventions belong to whom.
Department Senator Erin Bissell said.
“I should also note that this policy is
On Oct. 30, Faculty Senate Vice President Elizabeth Goodnick presented proposedchanges to MSU Denver’s intellectual
quite generous,” Campbell said. “Most Photo by Isaac Banks | email@example.com
Associate Professor Emily Ragan speaks to MSU Denver Facutily Senate about the Open Education Resource program on Feb. 20, 2019 at Tivoil 320.
property policy to the body, according to the senate’s official minutes document. Proposed changes included the university owning copyright to online course material and inventions from professors, according to the document.
universities follow works for hire, which means that they own the work.” Once the policy is approved by
They took that feedback back to the Nov.
the 2011 Supreme Court Case, Stanford
the cabinet, it will move to its final
13 meeting where it was announced that
University v. Roche Molecular Systems,
stop — the Board of Trustees.
a final vote would be held on Dec. 4.
Inc., according to the minutes document.
Concerns over the legality of the policy
Senator Rebecca Ferrell of the
For spring, the Faculty Senate will shift its focus to help craft a university principal
arose, however. Senator Azure Avery
Biology Department questioned the
on the merits of free speech, Campbell said.
of the Physics Department argued that
university’s ownership of all research
The statement will guide treatment of all
surveyed their department and asked
MSU Denver owning any inventions over
data, even that obtained during a
speech, even hate speech, Campbell said.
what faculty thought of the changes.
the professor conflicts with the ruling of
sabbatical, the document said.
Afterwards, senators such as Bissell
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Due Date Too Late
Celebrate Life Rally and March promotes new initiative to ban late-term abortions By Herman Guzman-Ibarra
get the new initiative on the ballot,
clarifying that supporting it was not the same as supporting abortion
Colorado is one of only seven
or agreeing with abortion at 22
states where a woman can seek
weeks. Rather, it would be one
out a late-term abortion at any time
step to transition from a partial
during her pregnancy. The reasons
abortion ban to a total one.
for doing so are complex, and the
Another speaker was Ramona
topic has always been one of heated
Treviño, a former manager of a
debate among people on either end
Planned Parenthood referral center
of the political spectrum. Some
in Sherman, Texas. She spoke to the
groups are trying to limit them
crowd in both English and Spanish
before the second trimester now.
of her time there and what it’s like
On Jan. 11, people in the thousands came out to the
to come from one side to the other. “Oftentimes people may laugh
Colorado State Capitol for the
or joke and think that we’re just a
“2020 Celebrate Life Rally.” The
bunch of crazies out here. And I
annual event focused on Initiative
know because I used to be on the
120, a new proposal seeking
other side and thought that you
supporters to land a spot on the
were a bunch of crazies,” she said.
November ballot that would ban
She referred to the Hispanic
abortions in Colorado after 22
population in the crowd, telling
weeks of pregnancy, or about
them — in Spanish — that people
five months. The only exception
will try to take advantage of them
is if the mother’s life is at risk.
because they believe they are
The event began at 1 p.m.,
ignorant. She encouraged them to
and it was preceded by three
be steadfast in their beliefs and not
mass services held in downtown
be swayed by anyone that might
Denver. One of the major
challenge them to think otherwise.
speakers was Archbishop Samuel
An hour later, the attendees
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Ramona Treviño shares her story of becoming pro-life at the 2020 Celebrate Life Rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol on Jan. 11. to come out in support of the rally. “Well I’m pro-life, and I wasn’t
female, Hispanic, Caucasian,
@Dems4LifeCO twitter account,
— commenting that it showed
spoke about how Democratic
J. Aquila of The Archdiocese
took to the streets and marched
actually too sure about coming out
there’s not one set crowd that’s
ideologies could go hand-in-hand
of Denver, who commended
from the Capitol to Colfax Avenue,
at first but my friends all pushed
pro-life but a myriad of people.
with reducing and banning abortion.
the attendees for joining.
around Civic Center Park and
me to come out and now, now I’m
then back. Signs in English and
so happy to be here with others,”
Mountain Regional Coordinator
lead to abortion are issues that
giving witness and public witness
Spanish reading “I VOTE PRO-
Quade said. “This is actually my first
of Students for Life and Pro-Life
Democrats are already fighting
to the sacred value of human life
LIFE FIRST” and “DEFEND LIFE”
time marching for, well, anything
Future, made a similar remark,
for. Things like paid maternal
in every stage of development,”
waved in the crowd, and chants of,
really. I’m definitely open to coming
and added how she’s seen more
leave, universal healthcare and
Aquila said. “And your voice
“We are the pro-life generation,”
out to more things like this and
young people become pro-life
Medicaid,” Vail said. “One I always
advances the kingdom of God,
echoed across the area.
learning more now though.”
advocates, especially in the state.
hear about is getting an abortion
“Each one of you today is
for now and for all eternity.” Aquila also encouraged the audience to sign the petition to
Gus Quade, an attendee who
Quade was content seeing
Christina Coffman, the Rocky
“Students for Life is the largest
enthusiastically cheered in the
the variety of people that
youth pro-life group and it extends
crowd, talked about why he decided
came out – young, old, male,
across 60 campuses — all led by
“Lots of the issues that
because they can’t afford to have the child in the first place.” Vail also mentioned the
pro-life students,” Coffman said. “In
difficulty in finding candidates
Colorado, the laws are very extreme,
to support. She said she didn’t
more than most want. I believe the
support President Donald Trump’s
future of Colorado is pro-life.”
policies, but doesn’t abide by
There is no Students
far-leftideals like those of Sen.
for Life organization set up
Bernie Sanders, who has a 100%
on Auraria Campus.
lifetime pro-choice voting record.
While Colorado currently
“There are pro-life Democrats
has no limit to what stage you
out there, like Dan Lipinski
can get an abortion, about 3%
from Illinois,” Vail said. “They
out of 8,873 abortions were
just get eaten up by the other
performed at or greater than 21
Democrats for being pro-life.”
weeks in 2017, according to the
In order to be on the November
Colorado Department of Public
ballot, Initiative 120 has to achieve
Health and Enviorenment. The
124,632 valid signatures by March
majority are done before the
4. Anti-abortion laws have been
end of the first trimester.
a heated topic since the idea of
Coffman also said she’s decided
overturning Roe v. Wade — a
to dedicate her life to ending
1973 U.S. Supreme Court case
abortion, having founded the
that affirmed access to safe and
Denver chapter of Pro-Life Future
legal abortion is a constitutional
in 2017 and devoting her time to
right — was discussed last year,
building up the young adult pro-
and Alabama signed the most
life community in Denver through
extreme anti-abortion law to date.
established sidewalk advocacy, apologetics trainings, community
A rallygoer holds up two signs in her hands reading “I VOTE PRO-LIFE FIRST” and “Love Both” during the Celebrate Life building and rapid response events. Rally and March around Civic Center Park on Jan 11. 2020. Kristin Vail, who runs the
Whether or not Coloradans will consider the initiative will have to gestate over the next several weeks.
JANUARY 15, 2020
List of CU presidential candidates leaked by unknown source would not offer any transparency.”
By Tory Lysik From the CU Independent
Throughout student outcry and a
building legal battle, regents doubleddown on their claim that naming a sole
A list of about 30 candidates for
finalist is not unprecedented. The last
the University of Colorado system
four CU presidents were sole finalists.
president has been leaked to the Colorado
According to the regents’ letter, they
Independent as first reported by Colorado
only had the right to release Kennedy’s
Politics on Wednesday. The identity of
name once he was announced as the sole
the person who leaked the information
finalist and say it is their legal right to
is unknown, but regents believe it was
keep other candidates’ names private.
someone involved in the presidential
“Whoever provided this information
search that began in November 2018.
to the media without the university’s
Four Republican regents are now calling
authorization has harmed the university
for an investigation into the leak. In a letter,
and undermined the integrity of the
regents Heidi Ganahl, Sue Sharkey, John
search process,” the letter reads.
Carson and Chance Hill said the incident Photo by Hunter Allen | email@example.com
is “inconsistent with the expectation
Contact CU Independent Senior
Mark Kennedy faces heated audience questions during an open forum on the CU Boulder campus on April 26, 2019.
News Editor Tory Lysik at
occurred may have negative consequences
next system president on May 2 in a 5 to 4
other candidates. Regents had denied multiple
The Metropolitan and several Colorado student
for the university and make it more difficult
vote by regents along party lines. The former
requests to do so, according to the Camera.
media organizations are sharing editorial
to recruit in future searches, ” the letter
Republican congressman faced criticisms
reads. “We committed to respect the
for hisanti-civil rights voting record.
of confidentiality that the University of Colorado promised to candidates.”
“The breach of confidentiality that
confidentiality of the process and of the
Regents faced backlash for their decision
“We attempted to negotiate through
state. For more information, write to Editor-in-
and the regents to have them do the right
Chief James Burky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
individual candidates so that the university
to name Kennedy as the sole finalist for CU
thing and release information on all the
could attract the top talent expected to
president in April. In September, the Daily
finalists for the university president,”
run a flagship university system.”
Camera announced it had filed a lawsuit
Camera publisher Al Manzi said at the
against the regents to release the names of
time. “The regents determined they
Mark Kennedy was confirmed as CU’s
content to promote student work around the
our attorneys with the administration
Briefs Camping ban reinforced in Denver Two weeks after a Denver
Uber driver kidnapped, suspect in custody A female Uber driver was held
Fourth Annual Womxn’s March in Denver Jan. 18 This Saturday, the 4th Annual
Aurora officer pleads guilty to DUI Officer Annette Brook has been
Eight people stabbed in downtown Colorado Springs A series of random stabbings
County judge ruled the camping
at gunpoint by a male passenger
Womxn’s March is set to take place
sentenced to 20 days of in-home
took place overnight in downtown
ban unconstitutional, the city will
in Grand Junction on Jan. 11.
in downtown Denver, starting on
detention and a year of probation
Colorado Springs on Jan. 13.
Bannock Street and proceeding
following her guilty sentence.
The suspect started around 8th
continue to enforce the ban. The initial appeal to the
The suspect indicated he was headed downtown, and then told
south to 13th Street and looping
ruling did not actually overturn
the driver to go to the desert. The
back to Civic Center Park. The
17, 2019 after hitting a concrete
through America the Beautiful
the enforcement, according to
driver jumped out of the moving
event will take place from 9:30
highway barrier, saying she fell
Park, before being detained by
Channel 7. Judge Johnny C.
vehicle, suffering minor injuries,
a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with the actual
asleep at the wheel. It was soon
victims in the area of Tejon Street
Barajas cited a 2018 court decision
and fled on foot, crashing the car
march taking place at 10 a.m. for
found afterwards that her blood-
and Boulder Street. The incident
in the 9th District Court of Appeals
in the process, according to Fox
a half hour. There will be no rally,
alcohol content level was three
took place from 1:30 - 2:10 a.m.
that allowed for camping in
31. The suspect fled the scene
but instead the IMPACT EXPO
times the legal limit. Brook is one
No motive is known as of press
public places. Denver, however,
with the victim’s vehicle. Police
inside the McNichols Civic Center
of many Aurora officers who have
time, and there is no apparent
has shown a reluctancy to do so,
went to investigate the area of 25
Building. The expo will include
been in a DUI incident, including
pattern among the victims. Police
having voted against the “Right
Road and G Road in response to
two art exhibitions, two sessions
Joshua Teeples – who has pleaded
are withholding information about
to Survive” proposal last May.
the crash. The suspect is currently
of Womxn Building Resilience
not guilty – and Nathan Meier,
the suspect due to the ongoing
Mayor Michael Hancock
in custody, and the stolen vehicle
participatory art workshops,
who was found passed out drunk
status of the investigation.
is still missing from the scene.
and table exhibits offered to
at the wheel of his unmarked
The suspect was taken into
to the homeless issue, and
nearly 60 Denver-area non-profit
car in the middle of the road.
custody, according to Fox 31.
that it would have created an
and grassroots organizations,
“unsanitary problem for the
according to 9News.
said that it was not the solution
homeless and Denver residents.”
She was arrested on June
Meier received no charges for that incident.
Street and Limit Street, heading
JANUARY 15, 2020
Letter to the editor: Man convicted of murdering his wife seeks help reversing his case I am hopeful that MSU
with the courts that obviously
a new trial for him, and Rabia
5 staff Editor-in-Chief James Burky email@example.com Managing Editor Megan Webber firstname.lastname@example.org
Denver students may have
want to maintain the conviction
Chaudry became famous and
an interest in learning how the
no matter how falsely obtained.
acquired a whole new career. I
Colorado justice system works
I am now sure that I must rely on
don’t know how Adnan’s new
Herman Guzman-Ibarra email@example.com
— or sometimes doesn’t.
awareness of ordinary Colorado
trial turned out, but I am certain
citizens and hope that they
he would never have gotten back
murder of my wife, who was
might raise their voices with
into court without the bright light
Brady Pieper firstname.lastname@example.org
killed in 2001. But I loved my wife
judges and/or the governor.
of public scrutiny on his case.
I was falsely convicted of the
and cherished her life more than
To that end, a couple of
my own. I did not murder her. Denver police made an immediate rush to judgment
and thereafter never deviated
I hope I can have some
Sports Editor Will Satler email@example.com
amateur friends in Denver have
measure of the same success,
helped me create a website:
particularly because my case
is vastly more egregious than
Kaileigh Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org
Adnan’s. The problem I now
Design Editor Zhen Tang email@example.com
After I posted the major part
from their intent to convict “the
been robbed), then drove off in
of my story to this website, I took
face is that, although my story
husband.” They arrested me with
the victim’s vehicle (as someone
the unheard of and audacious
is pretty well-outlined on the
no evidence at all — before they
had driven off in my wife’s car).
step of writing directly to
website, I have no knowledge of
The Denver prosecutor
Denver’s new District Attorney,
how to attract an audience, and I
identity. The arrest was later
(who had used him as the key
Beth McCann. I challenged her
am prevented by the Department
ruled illegal for lack of probable
witness at my trial) extracted
to consider my case (see my
of Corrections from ever having
cause. The police regarded that
confessions from him to scores
April letter on the site); to her
direct access to the internet. I
Steve Haigh firstname.lastname@example.org
fact as a mere inconvenience as
of unsolved Denver felonies
great credit, Ms. McCann has
need help from a person who is
Production Manager of Met Media
they created a case against me.
including numerous murders. She
just now ordered that my case be
knowledgeable in social media and
then gave him an opportunity to
reviewed by a new “Conviction
can execute a campaign to help
Kathleen Jewby email@example.com
various leads that would have led
avoid the death penalty and he
Review Unit” which she has
gain citizens’ signatures on my
to other suspects; issued false
accepted several consecutive life
established within the DA’s office.
site’s petition; to bring the petition
Meher Noorulamin firstname.lastname@example.org
statements to news media, judges
terms plus more than a hundred
to the governor’s attention; to
Sales and Marketing
and defense attorneys; fabricated
years as well. He was quietly
events. It means she has detected
make sure courts know their
physical evidence; perjured; bribed
sentenced by the same judge who
substantial irregularities in
next decision will be exposed to
and coached perjury from civilian
had just presided at my trial.
my case with just a cursory
public opinion; and to perhaps
were even sure of the victim’s
They purposely ignored
This is a very big turn of
witnesses; concealed evidence
Police, prosecutors and
look. I believe no other murder
help raise legal fees with some
that would have benefitted me;
the judge never divulged this
conviction has ever been
sort of crowd-fund assistance.
purposely misrepresented forensic
information to me or my defense
voluntarily reopened by any of her
blood evidence; intimidated and
lawyers as they are required to do
predecessors. The problem for
perfect person for my needs might
frightened defense witnesses
by Supreme Court and American
me now is that the further review
be a student of journalism or
and engaged in all these
Bar Association ethics rules. It
and determination as to whether
mass communications or public
activities in complete knowing
took four more years of my own
I should receive any relief will be
relations or even advertising. I
cooperation of the Denver
effort to locate the witness, in the
handled in secret by prosecutor-
need part-time help of someone
District Attorney prosecutors.
last place I would have expected
lawyers unknown to me. They will
who has the necessary skills, or is
A particular prosecution
(prison), and to learn that he has
work from the “record” (police
eager to learn them. I can’t afford
witness provided the crucial
laughed and bragged to other
reports and transcripts). But a
to pay more than a few hundred
testimony (regarding a supposed
inmates about numerous crimes
great deal of the information which
dollars per month, but it does
gun purchase) on which
for which he was never charged
proves the police investigation
seem like my case might be a great
prosecutors based their entire
including the murder of my wife.
and the trial were rigged is of
learning project and also carries
theory of the case. I knew he
Sarah Lease email@example.com Director of Met Media
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Brady Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
I have the feeling that the
In the 15 years now of
course not in the record because
the possibility of becoming an
was the key to my case and after
fighting for a new trial, or at
prosecutors made efforts to hide
excellent career enhancement as
my trial I told my lawyers and
least a fair evidentiary hearing,
it. I need help now to make all that
happened with Rabia Chaudry.
investigators to find him and
I have been taken up and down
information known to the public.
determine why he had lied. They
through Colorado courts and
charged me tens of thousands
have received specious denials
Adnan Syed? He’s a young man,
over a three-year period and
based on courts’ findings that my
convicted of murder in Maryland
were never able to find the
expensive lawyers committed
in 1999, who nevertheless
witness; and the Denver DA’s
“procedural errors” which
continues to maintain his
office refused to provide any
preclude consideration of the
innocence. A media-savvy friend
information on his whereabouts.
facts and merits of the case.
of his, Rabia Chaudry, created
However, just ten weeks after
No court has yet considered
a website for him that became
my trial, the key witness was
and ruled upon the manifest
a best-selling book, “Adnan’s
Hal Lewis Hebert was convicted
arrested after he invaded a victim’s
Prosecutorial Misconduct and all
Story,” then became a podcast,
of murder in 2003. His current
home (as someone had entered
the newly discovered evidence.
“Serial,” and this past summer
release date is Dec. 31, 9998.
our house), shot the victim in the
This process has nearly exhausted
became an HBO documentary.
Photo courtesy of the Colorado
head (as my wife had been shot),
my resources and has caused me
Because of the public awareness,
Department of Corrections.
robbed the victim (as my wife had
to conclude that I have no chance
his lawyers were able to obtain
Have you ever heard of
If any reader feels inclined to help in this effort, I will welcome your response.
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JANUARY 15, 2020
Stock Show brings cowboy culture to Denver By Brady Pieper firstname.lastname@example.org For the next two weeks, Denver is a cowboy town. There aren’t many times the cowboys and city dwellers can interact, but the 114th annual National Western Stock Show blends entertainment, education and tradespeople for all of Colorado to enjoy. Starting on Jan. 9 with a parade that mosied through Denver and continuing through Jan. 26, the stock show has become a staple in Colorado. With patrons coming from around the world to witness performances, eat tasty
Rick Bishop, owner of Western Tradition hat shop, molds a felt cowboy hat to shape at the NWSS in the Denver Coliseum on Jan. 11.
food and represent their history, cowboy culture will ride into the National Western Complex for another successful year. “I love Denver,” Nicolas Diaz, 16, said as he strode past the stables after his performance
Photos by Brady Pieper | email@example.com
Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza organizer Gerardo “Jerry” Diaz gives his thanks to the audience during the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza at the NWSS on Jan. 12.
conservative and we’re more
aspect with the trade, rodeo and
patriotic than other cultures.”
breeding sections of the event.
White or tan? Straw or felt?
Owner of the Alberta-
The hat a cowboy bears is more
based Northline Reds cattle
in the 26th annual Mexican
performing everywhere I perform
two things that a charro needs:
than just an accessory — it’s a
farm, Howard Schneider,
Rodeo Extravaganza on Jan. 12.
with my father and my mother,
a hat and his horse. A charro’s
necessity, according to McDonnell.
has been attending the stock
“It’s a rush, you know, you’re
all together. And it is just an
horse takes a lot of work and
there to entertain people but
amazing feeling, you know, to be
dedication to train — horse
their hat, McDonnell would use
you’re also there to teach them
embraced by your culture and with
training being a career that Diaz
a steamer to mold the hat by
something. It’s really special
your family at the same time.”
said he would want to do if rodeo
hand and little by little the raw
ranching and raising cattle. Now, I
wasn’t his current occupation.
felt transformed into the iconic
have three daughters and two sons
and four out of my five kids are
shape of a cowboy hat.
raising cattle and bringing them
being able to represent my
Due to its grand pageantry,
“When we’re not traveling and
As customers would pick
show since 1982. His children followed close in toe. “My whole family grew up
culture, not only doing it by
the Mexican Rodeo has become
myself but with my family.”
a major part of the stock show.
we just settle down for a little bit,
For Diaz, the event is more than
my dad takes horses and he trains
Gerardo “Jerry,” and mother Staci,
just entertainment. There is
them for people. That’s something
gear was very important and
other son’s a comic book artist —
have performed since he was a
always an element dedicated to
that I would like to do,” Diaz said.
useful, because he was on a horse,
it’s kinda the exact opposite.”
child. At three-years-old, Diaz
educating people on the charro,
“It’s really cool to take a horse
and a horse can only travel so far
would wave from the back of his
or Mexican cowboy, culture.
from nothing, taking a wild animal,
with so much weight,” McDonnell
while his children reside in Texas,
and taming it down for your
said. “That made the lightweight
but all except for the artist made
benefit and for the world to enjoy.”
design of the cowboy hat useful.”
an appearance at the stock show
Diaz along with his father
father’s horse, Grano De Oro, to
“We show the Mexican charro
“Every piece of the cowboy
to shows,” Schneider said. “My
The cattleman lives in Canada
the crowds of observers. In 2020,
culture in its raw form. So,
the stock show proved to be an
what they really do in Mexico to
opportunity for the 16-year-old
brand cattle to rope them to do
horseback and a change doesn’t
felt hat he said helps absorb
and his mother to shine and their
different things,” Diaz said. “The
appear to be on the horizon. With
the sweat after a long day in
Denver. The show has people
unbreakable bond to be presented.
Mexican culture spans back many
performances in Fort Worth and
the sun, as opposed to a straw
from all over the world, not
centuries. A lot of the cowboys
Canada next on the Diaz’ agenda,
hat that is a little cheaper and
North America, come to look
training the horses, practicing
got their ideas of how to rope,
it is be time to saddle up again.
doesn’t last as long. But at the
at cow genetics,” he said. “It
together,” Diaz said. “We work
ride and how to train horses
end of the day, McDonnell says
really is a big industry.”
on a routine, and sometimes
from the Mexican people.”
“We work many hours at home
routines just don’t go how you’d
The stock show gives the
Diaz has spent his entire life on
Even without a horse, a
The hatmaker donned a black
charro or cowboy is more
that he doesn’t discriminate on
than a man in a hat.
the hat someone chooses.
“It’s not being afraid to be
As the stock show pushes
think they would because, well,
Diaz family an opportunity to
you’re riding an animal. We look
travel around North America
all by yourself in the middle of
on, it can be hard to miss the
at each other and we say ‘okay.’
to spread their culture and
nowhere,” said Western Tradition
families strolling through the
We know how to play it off and
the word of the charro.
hatmaker Jim McDonnell.
aisles. The stock show has
“Cowboy culture is a little more
always had a generational
look good but it’s very special
In iconic fashion, there are
Staci Diaz wears a blue and red dress as she performs on horseback during the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza at the NWSS on Jan. 12.
for the same cow-related purpose. “There’s lots of history in
The stock show is bringing the tradespeople, charros and country folk to the big city and it is here to stay.
Miguel Garcia wrestles a cow during the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reigning at the NWSS at the Denver Coliseum on Jan. 11.
JANUARY 15, 2020
“The Witcher” is entertaining despite its flaws By Brady Pieper
bounty. As he takes jobs throughout the
series, his drawback as a witcher are tested, one being his inability to feel human
A white-haired man approaches the tavern you’re drinking in. With a grunt, he stumbles to the bar
emotion and hostile public perception. Cavill’s portrayal of the emotionless witcher with a necessary amount of
and requests his preferred drink. You and
charisma and charm keeps the audience
other patrons hold one of two beliefs: the
engaged. Geralt is a believable character
witcher is a hero or the witcher is a mutant
and connects the audience no matter
not worthy of the dirt he stands on.
his role in the episode. In his limited
A similar fate awaits the observers of the Henry Cavill-led Netflix series “The Witcher,” which was released on Dec.
dialogue, Cavill’s stark tone is true to the no-nonsense personality of Geralt. Geralt’s story is interlaced with Ciri’s.
20. Watching the show will leave you in
The show follows her as a hostile kingdom
love or a state of confusion. Either way,
invades the land of Cintra and leaves her
“The Witcher” is an exhilarating ride
to travel the kingdom alone in search of
that leaves viewers wanting more.
the witcher. As the series progresses,
“The Witcher” was created in 1990 by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski in a series
we discover that Ciri has abilities too. Child characters can be hard to pull
of novels — the first of which was a Polish
off, but Allan makes Ciri realistic, and
short story released titled “The Witcher.”
she takes advantage of her moments
In 2007, video game developer CD PROJEKT RED then turned Sapkowski’s
as the sole character on screen. The story of Yennefer begins with her
works into the PC game titled “The
days as a hunchback child of an unloving
Witcher.” The series has become a beloved
father. She develops into a witch who has
RPG franchise because of its open worlds
sacrificed everything for her power.
and mature content. The show follows
Chalotra’s portrayal of the witch is
Photo from TVInsider
“The Witcher” Netflix series released on Dec. 20 and stars Henry Cavill as the titular character.
of “The Witcher” have — a lack of context. “The Witcher” does not slow down to
“The Witcher” is entertaining and worth the watch for Netflix subscribers. I’m glad
the stories of three characters: Geralt
noteworthy as she takes the character
give background knowledge about what is
that producers decided on a television
of Rivia, played by Cavill, Yennefer of
from Yen’s early darkest moments to her
occuring. When Geralt and Ciri use their
series over a film because there is a lot
Vengerberg, played by Anya Chalotra,
later confident and selfish personality.
powers, there is little to no explanation for
of material to be adapted. I will awaiting
and Ciri, the crown princess of the Cintra
Chalotra’s acting bodes well for future
source of their magic. If you are not familiar
for season two to come out in 2021.
kingdom, played by Freya Allan.
seasons as Yennefer is a dynamic
with the material this will confuse you.
Geralt is a witcher, meaning he’s a
character with room for growth.
As a viewer it is your job to suspend your
contract monster hunter that has special
This leads to the initial issue most
disbelief and accept it. If you need realism
abilities that aid him in his pursuit of his
people first entering the wonderful world
in your world, then this show is not for you.
“You” season two is a disappointing follow-up By Megan Webber firstname.lastname@example.org
says something strange about society. Penn Badgley, who plays the main character, Joe Goldberg, told Stephen
After the release of its second season
show, the second season was complicated
then argues with his father, who beats her
to follow, and thus left me hanging.
so badly she decides to take Joe and leave.
The first season followed Joe and the
There’s no real order to these flashbacks, so
Colbert in an interview that it reflects how
object of his obsession, Guinevere Beck,
it’s hard to tell how the story goes. Do they
on Netflix on Dec. 26, “You” is quickly
quickly we are willing to forgive people
played by Elizabeth Lail, and ended in her
leave Joe’s father? How do they get away?
becoming a post-Christmas tradition.
we are attracted to. But how long will
demise by Joe’s hand in an attempt to
Does his mother abandon him? The only
it take for us to stop forgiving Joe?
keep her quiet. In the season’s stunning
answer we really get is that Joe saw himself
finale, Candace Stone, Joe’s ex-girlfriend
as his mother’s protector, and when he did
Last year, viewers devoured season one as soon as it came out, and did the same thing
While the concept of a picture-perfect
with season two. The fact that people are
young man with a secret skill for stalking
played by Ambyr Childers, walked into
something evil, she would make excuses
so turned on by a show about a psychopath
and murdering makes for a thrilling TV
his quaint New York bookstore, and
for him and tell him he did a good thing.
that is where season two takes off. Desperate to escape Candace’s vengeful wrath, Joe flees to Los Angeles and
least Beck was always who she seemed, but
changes his name. He lands a job at a new
season two builds up Love’s character so
bookstore/hipster cafe, where he meets
we think we know her, only to find out later
his new obsession, Love Quinn, played by
that she’s just like Joe: damaged, struggling
Victoria Pedretti. As Joe works his way into
to be better than the rest, but with an
Love’s life and starts his cycle again, I’m
inevitable dark side. It seems like a match
reminded of his creepy dual personality.
made in heaven — or hell. It doesn’t give the
The audience has the classic relationship
The Netflix series “You” released its second season on Dec. 26. The show stars Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg and Victoria Pedretti as Love Quinn.
audience the closure we need, which would
with Joe where they root for him because
be to see Joe come to justice. Instead, it
he’s the protagonist but also against him
feels dull. Oh well, I guess Love and Joe will
because they know he’s evil. Joe’s thoughts
just get married and kill people together.
are narrated for the audience to hear
Photo from The Wrap
If the season one finale was a twist, the second season’s finale is a whirlwind. At
But the show is good at cliffhangers. In
throughout the show, so that while he lies
the last scene, Joe finds a new obsession,
to the other characters, it’s clear that he
and it’s comforting, in a weird way, to know
knows his actions are wrong. But he doesn’t
that he’s still the same psychotic, creepy
admit even to himself how evil he really is.
dude. A year from now, there will be a third
To make matters more confusing, the
season, a third love obsession and more
second season features flashbacks to Joe’s
craziness. I can’t wait to see how it ends.
childhood. Young Joe watches his mother, played by Magda Apanowicz, as she leaves him in shops while she goes on dates and
JANUARY 15, 2020
Men’s basketball sweeps RMAC foes The Roadrunners shot a
By Will Satler email@example.com The MSU Denver men’s basketball team did something
MSU Denver improved their
whopping 23 free throws in the
record at home to 8-1 in 2019-
second half, something Lombard
20 but now go out onto the
says was a team focus going in.
road where they’ve struggled
“We just had an emphasis on
historically under Bahl. They
Friday that hadn’t been done
getting into the lane with jump
sport an 0-5 record this season
in head coach Michael Bahl’s
stops and just trying to draw fouls,
and had an 2-9 record on the
tenure with the Roadrunners.
and I think we executed that well,”
road last season. A four-game
Lombard said. “So it’s been a
road trip in 2018-19 in which the
off No. 19 Dixie State University
storyline the whole year. It feels
Roadrunners lost all four games
on Jan. 10 for their first win
like there’s not one true leading
essentially endedtheir postseason
since 2015 versus a nationally
scorer on this team and I mean
hopes, something they hope
ranked opponent. MSU Denver
there’s like four or five different
to avoid this time around.
followed up a 60-57 win over
guys with nine points tonight.”
The Roadrunners knocked
the Trailblazers with a 70-64
Their first chances of the road
The sophomore Straughter also
selfless win over Westminster
trip comes in Pueblo on Jan. 17
was essential to MSU Denver’s
against Colorado State University-
MSU Denver senior Mitch Lombard takes the contact as he drives to the hoop during a game against Colorado Christian University on Dec. 7 in Denver at the Auraria Event Center. MSU Denver won, 81-76.
strong weekend, more so on the
Pueblo at 7:30 p.m. before
defensive side of the ball as he
taking on New Mexico Highlands
continues to find his range on
University in Las Vegas, New
a 2-5 record in Rocky Mountain
intensity. If we can continue to
against Dixie State. He played 17
offense. The 6-foot-7-inch forward
Mexico at 7 p.m. the next day.
Athletic Conference play and
progress and just focus a ton of
of 20 minutes, shooting a perfect
led the team in rebounds both
sitting tied for 13th place, MSU
energy on the defensive side,
6 for 6 from the field including
nights with seven against Dixie
tests for the Roadrunners,
Denver could’ve taken their foot
the offense will take care of it.”
two big threes down the stretch.
State and six against Westminster.
with CSU-Pueblo right ahead
College where no player scored more in double figures. Coming into the weekend with
Photo by Will Satler | firstname.lastname@example.org
off the pedal after Saturday’s win
Senior guard Mitch Lombard
14 of his team-leading 18 points
Both teams will be strong
More importantly, he registered
of MSU Denver in the RMAC
over Dixie State. Instead, they
has picked up his play of
came in the second half on a
two blocks both nights protecting
standings and New Mexico
turned up the pressure on defense
late and has been one of the
night where his team struggled
the rim and added two steals in
Highlands battling at the top of
against Westminster College,
Roadrunners’ best player since
from the field shooting.
the second half against the Griffins
the conference with Dixie State.
to the approval of their coach.
2020, now averages 9.7 points
“I thought we just came out and
He was just as vital on Sunday
to create run-out opportunities
The Roadrunners have won
per game while leading the team
night against Westminster, as he
started with our defensive effort,”
in assists per game with 3.9.
was one of six Roadrunners who
Straughter hopes to bring
CSU-Pueblo since Bahl took
Bahl said. “That’s like our safety
He’s also been the team’s most
scored nine points — forward
that same defensive intensity
over the program while they
net, you know? So maybe we’re
effecient scorers among players
Elijah Straughter, forward Maris
into a four-game road trip
have lost the past two to New
not making shots or we’re not sure
who have over 100 attempts
Colton, guard Druce Asah, guard
for the Roadrunners.
Mexico Highlands, including a
if all we really want to or we’re not.
from the field, shooting 53%.
Garrett Carter and forward Kendall
“We’re just taking it one
McIntosh — and added four assists
game at a time,” Straughter
“We’re turning it over a little
Lombard was essential to the
that led to points for MSU Denver.
the last three matchups against
103-69 thumping in their second matchup last season in Las Vegas.
bit too much. We always have to
two victories over the weekend,
as he led the offense throughout
said. “You know, we have that
have something to fall back on,
leading the team back from an
the second half while the Griffins
team mentality. Everybody is
and I think that’s our defensive
11-point second-half deficit
looked to make a comeback.
bought in, so we’re excited.”
Roadrunners lose close battles against quality opponents high 15 points on Friday against Dixie State By Will Satler
with a perfect shooting night from the field
while Justinak had a career-high 17 points on 5 of 7 shooting from 3-point range.
Poor shooting and situational playmaking
But in both those games, Schroeder
have been downfalls of the MSU Denver
and Justinak were the only Roadrunners
women’s basketball team in 2019-20, and
to have good nights. Freshman Jaela
during a weekend series against Dixie State
Richardson is coming into her own as she
University and No. 19 Westminster College,
gains more playing time, but her four points
the Roadrunners faced the same troubles.
against Dixie State and 10 points against a
A 61-54 loss to Dixie State on Jan. 10 was hindered by a nine-point second quarter where they shot 3 for 14 from the field
bigger Westminster team weren’t enough to earn MSU Denver important wins. But the program is taking the
and while the Roadrunners kept their own
necessary steps to become as dominant
with No. 19 Westminster on Jan. 11, a 29%
as they were when Haave took over the
shooting percentage from 3-point range left
program in 2010-11. Justinak’s strong
them coming up just short, losing 59-54.
performance is a sign to come for the
The fact that they played some of their best basketball of the season against one of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s
Roadrunners as she becomes more
Photo by Will Satler | email@example.com
Junior guard Maggie Justinak crosses her defender over and drives toward the basket during a game against Westminster College on Jan. 11 in Denver at the Auraria Event Center.
comfortable shooting from deep. not as vocal, so I need to do that for my
will need to continue to step up,
best teams is promising, especially
the team is, to if I’m open, shoot the
team and I think that’ll really help us. I just
especially before the team embarks
to their head coach, Tanya Haave.
shot,” Justinak said. “I’m getting
kind of get everybody in the right spot.”
on a grueling four-game road trip.
“I really liked the way we approached
“I know that’s one of my roles on
more comfortable driving as well. It’s
And she has continued to make
They travel to Colorado State University-
the game — the mindset that we had,”
something that I’ve been trying to work
strides to achieving it. She leads the
Pueblo to take on the Wolves on Jan. 17
Haave said. “It just came down to when they
on too in the past couple of weeks.”
team in assists with 4.2 per game and is
at 5:30 p.m. in the first half of an MSU
fifth on the team in scoring, adding 7.7
Denver basketball double-header, then
needed a shot or to make a play, they made
MSU Denver’s most consistent player so
a play and then we couldn’t. So that’s a huge
far this year, sophomore Jaiden Galloway,
points per game. She had three steals
travel to play New Mexico Highlands
difference in that. We learned from that.”
put together another solid weekend. But
in each of the games on the weekend,
University on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m., also
before the year, Galloway had a goal
including forcing Westminster’s best
part of a Roadrunners double-header.
that she’s looking to put to work.
scorer, Mariah Martin, into five turnovers
One thing that kept the Roadrunners in both games in the weekend was career nights from juniors Mariah Schroeder and Maggie Justinak. Schroeder scored a career-
“I’m going to strive to be more of a leader,” Galloway said. “Sometimes I’m
while making her earn her 16 points. With 13 games to go, Galloway
JANUARY 15, 2020
Nuggets struggle against bad teams for naught By Will Satler firstname.lastname@example.org A switch has flipped for the
according to Basketball Reference. They hold a 14-6 record against
ratio, knows that if Denver wants to really take the next step, they’ll
teams currently in playoff position
have to find a way to win those
in either conference — 7-3 versus
games or better yet, not lose them.
Denver Nuggets. Winning is
both conferences. That should be
now an expectation, no matter
incredibly relieving for anyone
when we play teams with losing
the opponent nor the night.
involved with Nuggets basketball.
records,” Morris told Nick
I mean, they have to play those
Kosmider with The Athletic. “I
teams in the playoffs, right?
think, honestly, we’ve just got to
With a record of 27-12 through 39 games in 2019-20 and sitting second place in a
The narrative looks sweeter
“We ain’t got no killer instinct
have that dog (mentality). Like,
top-heavy Western Conference,
when you narrow it to the last
tomorrow (against the Clippers),
you would think that things
month of games. Going back to a
we’ll probably come out and have
would be pretty happy-go-
Dec. 12 win over the Portland Trail
a great game, be flying around.
lucky around Pepsi Center and
Blazers — a win that would lead
For us to be where we want to
in the Nuggets’ fan base.
Photo obtained from NBA.com
Nikola Jokic has been one of the best players in the NBA over the past month for the Denver Nuggets while they’ve earned a 13-4 record.
to their longest winning streak
be, we have to dominate teams
That is not the case at all,
of the season at seven games
with records not like ours.”
though. Head coach Michael
— the Nuggets are 13-4, with
Morris was right. The
Conference Finals a year ago.
Malone earned his 200th win
quality wins over the Lakers, the
Nuggets came out with one
After a slow start to the
the next step towards an NBA
with the franchise on Jan. 12 over
Clippers and the Indiana Pacers.
of their best performance of
season, Nikola Jokic has found
championship. The addition of
the year against the Clippers
his rhythm and become one of
Grant defensively — on display
Kawhi Leonard and the loaded
But then it’s not sweet. Denver
this Nuggets team has taken
Los Angeles Clippers. A year ago
has been the worst team in the
led by newcomers Jerami
the best players in the NBA. Since
Sunday against the Clippers
if this had happened, the crowd
Western Conference among the
Grant and Michael Porter Jr.
Dec. 3, he’s first in offensive
holding Leonard to 2 for 9 shooting
around Denver would have been
West’s top six seeds against
rebounding percentage, second
and forcing two turnovers — the
head-over-heels for this team.
teams with fewer than 15 wins
call it a blue, gold and red lining.
in assists to turnovers and
versatility of Porter Jr. as a big-
But expectations and goals alike
in 2019-20. The Lakers? Zero
The Nuggets have been playing
seventh in eFG% — all with per
time scorer off the bench and a
have changed — leaving the
losses against those teams.
meaningful basketball for four
game averages of 22.9 points,
peak-performing Jokic has the
NBA seasons now, despite only
9.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists
Nuggets rolling when it matters.
one playoff appearance.
according to Basketball Reference.
franchise hungry for more. Denver is tied for the lead
That 13-4 record since Dec. 12 features ugly losses to the
Don’t call it a silver lining,
Washington Wizards in D.C., the
in the NBA with a .643 winning
12-27 Cleveland Cavaliers and
of their games since 2016-
game-winning shots in 2019-
postseason comes, the Nuggets
percentage against teams with a
the New Orleans Pelicans on
17 according to Basketball
20 — shots scored in the last 10
will be playing the best teams
winning record. That’s significant
national TV on Christmas — the
Reference. That’s 167 wins, the
seconds or less while behind or
the NBA has to offer, who
when you factor in the West’s
latter two both coming at home.
same number of wins as the
tied with the game within 3 points
Denver has been successful
Oklahoma City Thunder and
or less — and has six of those
against in recent memory.
leader, the Los Angeles Lakers,
Monte Morris, the Nuggets’
The Nuggets have won 58%
He leads the NBA with three
Losses against bad teams
with the 35-6 Milwaukee Bucks
sports a .611 percentage and
steady bench point guard who has
seven more wins than the Trail
shots in the past two seasons,
the 2nd best team in the East,
been one of the NBA’s best when
Blazers. Denver did come just
which also leads the NBA.
the Boston Celtics, is at .500,
it comes to the assists-to-turnover
a game away from the Western
are concerning, but when the
There’s reason to believe
Avalanche must make a move to be contenders as the trade market for the former
points in 45 games this season,
more difficult. Goaltender trades
By Brady Pieper
MVP dwindled down. But as the
the 28-year-old boasts some
don’t happen every single year,
Arizona Coyotes became the
high-end stats that can boost the
especially blockbuster ones, but
respectable numbers after signing
lucky party and new home for
Avalanche’s forward core. The
the Avs have a history of taking
a two-year deal with the tanking
the strong forward, one glaring
Avs’ rotating door of wingers
risks, hence the great Patrick Roy.
Senators, carrying a 9-9-2 record
the clock, and the puck slaps
question arose: do the Avalanche
allows for Kreider to slot into
Philipp Grubauer and Pavel
against the stick of Colorado
have enough firepower to win
the second line with Nazem
Francouz have both had decent
putting Nilsson on the Avs with
Avalanche superstar Taylor Hall.
the championship in 2020?
Kadri and Andre Burakovsky.
seasons to this point, but
an above-average defensive
The 220-pounder contests with
shoring up a strong backup in
core could help the netminder find a groove as a backup.
The seconds are ticking off
He shoots and scores as the clock
Not trading for Hall was
Ottawa Senators’ Anders Nilsson. The 29-year-old has put up
and .908 save percentage. Perhaps
drains down. It ticks to zero. The
damning inaction that might
an aggressive playstyle and
the case of injury is important,
Avs win Lord Stanley’s Cup.
leave the Mile High squad
strong netfront presence, which
especially in the case of injury
without the offensive weapons
would complement Burakovsky’s
and fatigue. The two goalies have
much, and would be looking to sell
they need. It’s a move that
shooting and Kadri’s playmaking.
a combined record of 23-14-5
come the deadline. The Avs could
and a goals against average of
acquire Nilsson for an early-to-mid
2.92 and 2.41, respectively.
round pick in 2020 and a prospect.
That’s the fever dream that existed in Avalanche fans heads
the Avalanche have to rectify
Because Hall is now in Phoenix,
when the NHL trade deadline
Kreider’s stock rose as he is one of
comes on March 3 at 3 p.m.
the few second-line left-wingers
The Avs have done a good
Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon is one of the favorites for the Hart Trophy and his strong play will help the Avs make a run for the Stanley Cup.
A deep three-headed rotation
on the trade block. An expiring
consistency in the net as both
would keep the Avalanche
job building a balanced lineup
contract makes a Kreider trade
goaltenders have given up weak
fresh and lock up another key
with a strong defensive core
low-risk and high-reward. The
shot attempts as of late. Francouz,
position for their playoff run.
and a deep forward group. But
Rangers’ price, however, might
despite his early success,
recent losses to the New York
hurt the odds of a deal to Denver.
has spent most of his career
lineup heading into the All-Star
Rangers and two top teams in the
Photo obtained from NHL.com
But the Avs need more
The Senators wouldn’t ask for
outside of the NHL and has a
break. Currently third in the
Eastern Conference, the New York
the Ryan Dzingel trade — a player
lack of playoff experience, while
loaded Central division with 55
Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins,
and two second-round picks — a
Grubauer is on pace for one of
points, the Avs have to make a
have revealed weaknesses within
completed transaction could see
his worst NHL seasons. A change
decision soon on their future if
the Avs’ ranks: offensive and
the Avs giving up a first round
in goalies might be in order.
they want to be real contenders
pick and a future second or third
Fortunately for the team, there
With similar compensation to
The Avalanche have a stacked
While the Avs could look to
for the Cup. With the trade
rounder for Kreider. But with
take low risk moves on a selling
deadline less than a month and
are a few forwards that could
the Avs’ farm system being as
Detroit Red Wings team with
a half away, don’t expect the
be on the trade market that can
loaded as it is now, the team could
goaltenders Jimmy Howard or
Avs to stay stagnant for long.
improve offensive consistency.
acquire Kreider for very little.
Jonathan Bernier, one netkeeper
One candidate is the Rangers’
Addressing the opposite end of
left winger Chris Kreider. With 30
the ice with a netminder would be
that could look to make their way to Colorado via trade would be the
JANUARY 15, 2020
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2019 and swept opponents in 22 of 33 matches.
title — is a testament to your athletic superiority, tenacity and teamwork. In this photo, the California State
To find yourself on the doorstep of greatness is daunting. One slip up leaves you thinking, “We could have been
University - San Bernardino volleyball
something.” That pressure caused the
team cuts the net from the NCAA Division
32-0 — now 32-1 — Lopers to cry. That
II National Championship game on Dec.
pressure is also what drove the players and
14, which MSU Denver hosted.
coaches of the Coyotes to tears of joy.
The Coyotes topped the University
They accomplished what most
of Nebraska - Kearney Lopers 3-1 to
only do in dreams or video games
become the third champion in NCAA
— they became champs.
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The California State-San Bernardino volleyball team cuts the net after beating Nebraska Kearney in the NCAA Division II National Championship game at the Auraria Event Center on Dec. 14. San Bernardino became the third champion to finish a season undefeated in DII history.
Winning a championship is the ultimate achievement. That trophy — whether
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