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Since 1966 Vol. 38, Iss. 25

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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No celebration at UccS will take place on April 20.

4/20 arrives at cU-boulder while UccS remains quiet SCIENCE & BUSINESS

Trader Joe’s The popular chain is expected to be built in the UV in 2015 4


Ludlow Massacre Scott Martelle speaks about the 100th anniversary 5

dezarae Yoder

Despite the looming clouds of the infamous stoner holiday 4/20, and stories of crackdowns on CU-Boulder in previous years, daily operations at UCCS are not expected to go up in smoke. “We’re not a party town, we’re not a party campus,” said Raul Perez, molecular biology graduate student and Students for Sensible Drug Policy officer. “Boulder is a much different atmosphere, even if you go to Boulder on a normal day, it’s just very different.” “Consider that this issue is way bigger than all of us can even imagine,” said Meral Sarper, current SSDP president. “It’s about having fun ... but it’s so much greater than that.” “Cannabis and hemp have the ability to remedy so many issues on this planet.” Perez referred to the need for education as opposed to the

focus on partying. “Why would you want to celebrate like that at school? It’s something to do at home, with your friends,” Perez said of the typical festivities associated with the holiday. “It’s the day to talk about what (marijuana) means, the history of it and the plant itself.” “4/20 isn’t about how great it is to get high,” said Will Smith, Young Americans for Liberty recruiting director. “It’s about freedom and letting grown adults make their own decisions, isn’t that worth celebrating?” “UCCS students like any other individuals need to remember that legally they cannot publically consume marijuana,” Riley Coltrin, chair of College Democrats, said. “We cannot assume that all consumers of marijuana are dangerous to the public.” UCCS would adopt some of the same techniques used at CU-Boulder if the holiday ever took off at this campus,

Cannabis and hemp have the ability to remedy so many issues on this planet.


—Meral Sarper

officials say. “We don’t take any kind of overt enforcement activity when it comes to 4/20 itself,” said Brian McPike, director of police operations. “Unless we hear there was going to be a rally or anything like they have in Boulder.” The CU-Boulder campus will close for the third straight year on April 20. Only students and staff are allowed to access the facilities. “Non-affiliates,” however, will not be permitted on campus, according to a message issued by Ryan Huff, CU-Boulder spokesperson. “(T)he only way they are able to (shutdown the campus)


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is with an absurdly massive number of police,” said Smith. “Boulder students do not want to hurt anyone, they just want to celebrate.” “The fact that CU-Boulder is going to be closing their campus down for much of the day may seem absurd,” Coltrin said, “But the Boulder community and visitors need to keep in mind public safety concerns.” “The CU System is treating them like common criminals without them even doing anything.” Outside law enforcement would also be involved at UCCS should a sizable 4/20 event like Boulder’s emerge here. McPike indicated measures would be taken “to ensure the campus doesn’t get overwhelmed from a public safety standpoint.” “We would pull from our existing (resources) with CSPD and local law enforcement if we needed (officers) who would step in to Continued on page 3 . . .


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Trader Joe’s 2015 opening brings excitement to student body ryan adams

Come next year, King Soopers and Safeway won’t be the only grocery stores vying for college students’ business in the Colorado Springs area. Trader Joe’s will be opening in the University Village Center in 2015. Alison Mochizuki, Trader Joe’s spokeswoman, couldn’t give an exact date for opening. However she said the store will bring the same type of environment it does for every one of its stores. “The store will feature a festive décor that mixes traditional Trader Joe’s elements,” said Mochizuki. “Cedar covered walls and Hawaiian motifs will be combined with a local flair that includes art celebrating the local neighborhood too.” Trader Joe’s makes a name for itself by having its own fresh products that, according to Mochizuki, each have their own story. “Every item in the store has its own virtueshigh quality ingredients, great flavor or simply an extraordinary price,” she said. “Many items often feature all of those qualities too.” The Los Angeles-based company owns more than 400 stores in 39 states. Trader Joe’s added Colorado to that list in February when they opened a store in Denver. Now expanding to the southern part of the state, Trader Joe’s has many UCCS students excited, mostly for their wildly popular yet very unique food and drink. “I’m stoked about Trader Joe’s,” said Ellie Edstrom, junior health and wellness

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Trader Joe’s, which is expected to be built in the University Village center in 2015, is highly anticipated by students.

major. “I used to look forward to going when [my family] went back to Minnesota.” Joel Ost, also a junior accounting major, is excited for the UVC’s newest edition as well. “I love Trader Joe’s,” he said. “That’s all that’s in my house back in The Woodlands, Texas.” “They’ll definitely be getting my business.” Some may ask why Trader Joe’s would choose Colorado Springs as their newest location. “Colorado is one of the most health-conscious states in the country,” said Ost. “Trader Joe’s organic and healthy products are a perfect fit for Colorado Springs and

Colorado in general.” Robert Taylor, senior communication major, agreed with Ost that Trader Joe’s will jive with the health conscious vibe in the Springs. “I think they are more conscious of the environment,” said Taylor. “It’s good that UCCS can have a local grocery store that supports organic and nonGMO products too.” Edstrom indicated Trader Joe’s would provide strong competition for existing organic chains in Colorado Springs. “I know that Trader Joe’s is mostly all natural food so people who are looking for that would go there rather

than places like Sprouts or Whole Foods,” she stated. “They also have some products that people go just to Trader Joe’s for too.” To alert customers of unique products the store sells, Mochizuki said once the new store has opened, local Colorado Springs residents will be receiving ‘The Fearless Flyer” in their mailboxes. “It’s been called a cross between Consumer Reports and Mad Magazine,” said Mochizuki. “Each edition highlights a selection of Trader Joe’s products that the company buyers believe are worthy of customer interest.” “That can include products

like comfort foods and items that are organic or have other special attributes too.” So what products are students looking forward to the most? Cookie butter, two buck Chuck (Trader Joe’s unique $2 wine), maple cookies and coconut milk ice cream were all mentioned by students. Regardless of the reason, Trader Joe’s seems poised to become the most popular addition to the University Village Center. “It’s a cool area right next to the school, as the school expands down to Nevada it will only get more business,” said Taylor.


Trader Joe’s will be coming to University Village center in 2015.

NeWS (Continued from page 1) assist us with anything that we would need,” said McPike. “A single incident can easily tie-up two to three officers, so asking for other law enforcement to assist us during such an event would be a viable option.” “We would use everything from our facilities, partners, to help with barriers…to set up a point of contact for people to come on campus and determine whether they could be here or

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4/20 at cU-boulder and UccS

not,” said McPike. As federal law still prohibits the use of marijuana, both medical and recreational, the university will also continue enforcing a zero tolerance policy. Prohibition is unlikely to change due to UCCS being a public institution reliant on federal funding. The past three years citations have not indicated students are smoking up on

campus. There were no drug citations on April 20 of 2011 or 2013, and only one in 2012. Two students were cited, one for possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana, the other for having drug paraphernalia and having less than 2 ounces of marijuana. Sarper opposes those who seek to smoke marijuana on campus, “Don’t use on campus.

It’s illegal no matter how you spin it. I know you want to stick it to the man and you can probably get away with it but don’t (try).” In 2005, High Times magazine placed CU-Boulder at No. 1 on its “Top 10 Cannabis Colleges. Every other school featured was from out of state. Last week, CU-Boulder hosted a daylong “Cannabis Symposium,” which featured

several marijuana experts who discussed the different issues related to the plant. SSDP will be showing “America’s Longest War: A Film about Drug Prohibition” from 7-9 p.m. on April 22 in Centennial Hall 188. “Anyone’s invited. You can bring your mom,” said Perez. “Once people see that, the affects, they want to get more involved, they want to do more.”

Yale professor talks politics and policies at UccS dezarae Yoder

Last week UCCS was host to Peter Schuck, Yale professor, Harvard graduate and author. His recent book, “Why Government Fails So Often: and How It Can Do Better,” served as subject matter for his lecture. “I think the fact is incontrovertible that Americans are very disillusioned with the federal government,” said Schuck. Schuck suggested poor performance was one of the reasons for this. “A program should produce more benefits than it costs,” said Schuck. “Costeffectiveness criteria, It’s a minimal standard. If you can’t meet that you shouldn’t even be in the game.” Schuck opposes political commentators who suggest it’s because of “political bickering” and “congressional paralysis.” “Each party blames the other and promises to do better than its adversary. I emphatically disagree with this diagnosis,” said Schuck. “(D)eep recurrent systemic reasons, not this

administration or that administration … accounts for policy failure.” “Markets are extremely powerful and important in our society and that’s a good thing. But they also create serious impediments to effective government policy.” Although Schuck indicated he considers markets vital to the system he said issues arise that the government cannot always address. He was also willing to take both political parties to task over their firmly entrenched beliefs. “Liberals obviously need to understand this because they need to understand the source of much opposition to their agenda.” “Conservatives need to understand this because big government is here to stay, nothing can be clearer than that.” “Libertarians as well need to understand the nature of what they consider the beast,” added Schuck. He addressed policies including the Affordable Care Act. “Sometimes there’s too much adaptability,” said Schuck, “The Obamacare is a good example of that.” “If the policy is misguided

then best thing you want to do is change it. Either repeal it or make it more workable and that’s been a part of what they’ve done.” During the limited

has created enormous moral hazard in the terms of these loans,” he explained.“It’s encouraged tuition to increase at schools and it’s had many… bad affects.”

hazard,” continued Schuck. The Program for Preserving a Free and Prosperous Society sponsored the event. Joshua Dunn and Joseph Postell started the

“Markets are extremely powerful and important in our society and that’s a good thing. But they also create serious impediments to effective government policy.” — Peter Schuck Yale professor, Harvard graduate and author Q-and-A session, Schuck responded to questions on immigration and student loan debt. “It’s a disaster. It’s really a disaster. The government

“(H)aving said that, it’s important that we be able to finance students’ education, that they be able to finance it themselves if they’re capable of doing so and avoid moral

program in 2012 and teach in the UCCS political science department.

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Peter Schuck elaborated on government failures created largely by policies.


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Want to land an after-school gig? Work on your personal Pr Jesse Byrnes, editor-in-chief

This is the most frightening time of the year for many college students. It’s not frightening because of the hundreds of pages of unread textbooks sitting on their desks or countless group presentations left to do, but because many college students don’t have any idea what they’re doing next. Internship? Fellowship? Job? Volunteer work? Even in a crummy economy, there are endless options out there. But many qualified college students miss out on these opportunities because they don’t know how to market themselves or shape their public image. No one cares that you’re skilled in Microsoft Word, know how to type quickly or use email. Those are a given. Future employers want to know how you can benefit them. In his New York Times article “How to Get a Job at Google” published Feb. 22, Thomas L. Friedman highlights the attributes top employers look for in applicants based on information from the head hiring manager at Google. The most important? Learning ability, emergent leadership, humility and ownership. The Google executive ranked “expertise” as the least important. When reviewing resumes, employers search for technical skills – specific to your degree

and career choice. When interviewing, employers search for soft skills – personal attributes for basic social and communication competence. So how can you work on developing a more comprehensive professional image for yourself? Here are a few ideas: 1. Know who you are and what you do. “What do you do?” If you can’t answer that question intelligently within 15 seconds, you’ve lost the job. “I’m a senior communication student at UCCS graduating next month who’s interested in pursuing a career in journalism.” It’s impossible to market who you are and what you can do for an employer unless you have a deep understanding of it yourself. This becomes the profile section at the top of your resume. Are you defined by your degree choice or your skillsets? Perhaps you’re good at multiple jobs and aim for variety in all you do? Make a list of your greatest strengths and weaknesses. Begin developing your weaknesses into strengths, and think of ways you’ve proven your strengths with real-world experience. 2. Invest in a website and make it your own. Weebly and WordPress both offer free website design,

so you really have no reason not to have your own website. (Unless you abnormally suck at designing things in general, in which case get a creative but professional friend to do it and buy them lunch). Your website should welcome strangers to your personal brand. Give them a synopsis of your life story and professional experience, samples of your best work and a way to contact you. Toy with your website and update it often. Buy a domain for yourself (your full name) or your personal company. Keep an eye on Google and work to get your site within the top three search results. 3. Stop botching social media. Seven people in the world like that photo of you passed out at a party, and only three are willing to publicly Like it on Facebook. Be genuine on social media, but don’t be genuinely stupid. Regardless of what you may think, anything posted on social media are on permanent display. Read the fine print. Many social media companies retain the rights to all posted material, even after the account it originates from is deleted. Post professional updates, link to interesting articles and event announcements and add to the conversation. Inspire, don’t insult, and link your social media accounts to your website. LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook are all a must,

regardless of your career interests. There are other social media platforms with greater focus. If you’re into photography, get good at Instagram. If you want to work in video production, try Vine. Wedding planner? Pinterest. Stay current on how those in your desired career field are utilizing the latest technology in their work. This can be as dedicated as subscribing to trade publications or simply browsing online and talking with those who have your ideal job and asking them who they read regularly. Even if you don’t use social media in your work, it shows a potential employer that you’re willing to branch out and try new things. 4. Seriously get some business cards. Nothing in the world is as embarrassing as chatting up someone in your ideal career field and then being unable to produce anything when they ask you for a card. It’s retro and papery and hipster whatever, but it’s vital. Vistaprint and produce quality business cards at reasonable rates. Consider throwing a QR code on your card that links to your website or produces a digital scan of your contact information that someone can then save as a contact in their phone. The key to cards is keeping it simple. Economy of space and brevity of words is the best way to go. Just include

enough info to help the reader reconnect with you or your organization. Anything past that is what your resume and website are for. Bring business cards with you wherever you go. You’ll be surprised how much networking happens over cocktails, in line at the grocery store or poolside. 5. Impress everyone with your knowledge of everything This is similar to knowing how companies and organizations are using social media and the latest technology for their work. Sometimes being hot stuff isn’t enough for a future employer. They want you to know how they can make themselves and their companies or organizations hot stuff too. Websites like, and are great for staying updated on industry trends and leading technology. Throw in a little Forbes and Mashable into your regular Internet routine and employers may start letting you interview them. Have you already applied some of these ideas and gotten results? What suggestions have you found most helpful for securing a job or internship? Email us at Connect on Twitter: @jessebyrnes Facebook: jessejbyrnes

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Student art exhibit showcases range of talent, perspectives

Tree stumps, portable toilets and litter in art exhibit Samantha Morley

Conceptual art, photography and other mixed media will be on display April 18 through May 24 at the Galleries of Contemporary Art in Centennial Hall. The exhibit, “Eleven Women and a Man” – a nod to the 11 females and one male artist whose work is on display, showcases the work of senior Visual and Performing Arts students. “The thing that really sets us apart from other exhibitions is that it’s a contemporary art exhibit,” said Stacy Sprewer, one of the VAPA students with an emphasis in visual arts. “It’s not going to just be drawings, paintings, traditional work – there’s going to be a variety of work.” Each student has their own preferred medium. Sprewer sketched a series of ballpoint pen drawings. Kirstie Valkonen created a triptych, a three-panel painting. John Slye, the lone male artist with work displayed in the exhibit, produced a series of photographs involving portable toilets and

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a large drawing. Stephanie Von Fange used the art of printmaking to showcase nature. Other pieces explore

concepts of littering, how the body can be decorated and one artists’ love for smoking. “I think that’s what’s unique about UCCS’s curriculum … they encourage interdisciplinary studies,” Von Fange said. “You’re able to explore all these different areas but then you come up with your own artistic voice conceptually.” “You decide on your own which medium kind of relates to that.” The artists expressed how tight-knit their group is and how they were able to see unintentional connections among the art pieces. “It’s kind of nice (to see the) complementing themes,” Slye said. “(There are) visual qualities that feel similar in certain works.” “Although we’ve all made our own bodies of work, somehow we see different themes weaving in and out of the exhibition that were unintentional,” said Sprewer. The group also expressed how easy it is to see the artist’s personality come through their works. “Because we’ve had so many classes together, you can definitely walk up and say ‘Stephanie did this’ or ‘Yes, that’s John’s piece,’” Valkonen said. “You can see

Sprewer, whose art explores race and gender. Slye’s pieces are more investigative. He dressed up as a construction worker to infiltrate portable toilets and read the conversations scribbled on the walls inside. Von Fange showcases natural concepts; one of her pictures of a tree stump has striking similarity to a fingerprint, according to Slye. “I think there’s a certain understanding we come to with each other’s work when we talk about it,” Von Fange said. “When everybody is able to talk about their work that’s when we get the extra pieces – the treasures really come out.”

The Lowdown What: Eleven Women and a Man

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their point of view and … personality in their pieces.” “I really believe art is a personal expression, whether we want it to be or not,” said

Where: GOCA 1420 (Centennial Hall 201) When: Opening reception 5 - 8 p.m. April 18 How much: Free

Author to give talk commemorating Ludlow Massacre April Wefler

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre, a struggle between corporate lords and blue-collar workers that had been going on for many years that ended in disaster April 20, 1914 in Ludlow, Colo. Coal miners attempting to become part of the United Mine Workers of America, were violently suppressed by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. After the corporations evicted them, the miners and their families created a tent colony. “Colorado militiamen, coal company guards ... thugs ... and strike breakers ... shot and burned to death 18 striking miners and their families and one company man,” stated the UMWA website. The casualties included four women and 11 children. To commemorate the event, Scott Martelle, a former

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Scott Martelle’s book commemorates the 100th anniversary of Ludlow

Los Angeles Times reporter, will give a talk about the Ludlow Massacre. His lecture “Freedom Fighters or Corporate Victims?” will be from 5-7 p.m. on April 14 in the Centennial Hall Auditorium. Martelle, now on the Time’s editorial board, became interested in the effects of the Ludlow Massacre in 2008. “I’ve long been interested in

labor history,” he said, adding, as a journalist, he is often compelled by investigative stories. Later that year Martelle published “Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West.” “I think as a people, we tend to communicate better with stories,” Martelle said. Karin Larkin, UCCS curator of anthropology, now uses the book in her class. “Scott Martelle wrote one of the (I would argue) most accessible history books related to the topic,” Larkin said. In “Blood Passion,” Martelle wrote about the history of coal mining in Colorado, UMWA and the culture and events that led up to the massacre. “The Ludlow Massacre sparked a congressional inquiry into the issues that they were striking for and how businesses handled strikes at the time, as well as labor relation issues,” Larkin said. She said the inquiries ignited many labor movements; leading

to better working conditions today – eight-hour workdays and child labor laws. “By knowing history and looking back and seeing what did and didn’t work, we can, I think, try to be more strategic in trying to solve today’s issues,” she said. Martelle said he’d like students to see the Ludlow Massacre as a chance to learn about their nation’s and state’s history. “Use it as a personal catalyst. Open doors you never knew existed. Think about things you haven’t thought of before,” he said. Bringing Martelle to campus is a collective effort between UCCS, CSU-Pueblo and Colorado Humanities for the Ludlow Centennial Commemoration Commission. The talk, funded by the College of Business’ Daniels Ethics Initiative, is part of a humanities course taught by Karin Larkin and Leah DavisWitherow. It is also open to the public.

The Lowdown What: “Freedom Fighters or Corporate Victims?” Where: Centennial Hall Auditorium When: April 14 5 - 7 p.m. How much: Free

Learn more: Ludlow Masscre PBS information page


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captain America doesn’t shield epic

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Rating: 4/5 Shields

When it comes to superhero films, expectations are consistently pushed higher with each mega-release. As demonstrated with last year’s controversial choice of Ben Affleck to take over as Batman, the American public has very decisive taste when it comes to their superheroes. “Captain America: Winter Soldier” not only surpasses the standard, it unifies its audience through a truly epic American film. The filmmakers of Winter Soldier give it their all, never letting your senses take a break from its invigorating stimuli and intriguing plot. The plot is intense yet humorous from the start. American superhero Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) finds himself adjusting to life in the modern 21st century after becoming unthawed from a 70-year hibernation, as detailed in “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011).

The action quickly picks up as global security force S.H.I.E.L.D director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits Rogers and Natasha Romanoff, alias Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), for a mission to rescue hostages overtaken by pirates on the high seas. After a quick battle and a spectacular portrayal of Roger’s famous shield skills, the main plot begins to emerge. Fury is attacked by rogues who want to use S.H.I.E.L.D assets to spy on and kill American citizens. No one can be trusted as the two-hour film dives into the essence of all superhero movies; determining who is the honorable hero, who is the vile antihero and who will carry the day. Beset by ruthless opposing forces, and with his friends beaten and scattered, Captain America finds himself in a battle that could destroy the lives of 20 million Americans. Winter Soldier provides so much action that there are very few times audience members are able to take a breath and debrief mentally on what they just saw before the next epic scene explodes. Each fight is a piece of art (watching this in IMAX 3-D

makes the shield seem even awesome). The combat comes to a crescendo in a climactic scene between Rogers and an unexpected member of his past. The movie also hints to Marvel heroes in other films, reminding the viewer this story is simply one piece to a larger puzzle. Fans can rest assured the larger story line will continue to be revealed through other upcoming movies. Those familiar with the franchise will have much to talk about after the credits, which adds to the enjoyment of the film. Along with the physical prowess of Captain America, Evans brings a much more dynamic hero to audiences than is usually seen on the big screen. His character personifies the desire to trust people in our lives and the need to protect others, often at the cost of our own wellbeing. Captain America embodies the spirit of patriotism while remaining loyal to those he cares about the most. Winter Soldier definitely packs a punch for your buck at the theater, and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Refreshing looks and nonstop action made this film one of

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“captain American: The Winter Soldier” premiered April 4.

the year’s best so far, raising a bar that might be hard to top for other superhero movies. Be sure to see this with your friends and cheer loudly as

Captain America provides what we as an American audience come to expect; action and justice with a side of patriotism. ‘Merica!


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Grandiose themes, plots in ‘Grand budapest hotel’ Jesse Byrnes

Rating: 4/5 Lobby Boy Hats

Telling a story within a story within a book within a movie may sound like the inception of a bestselling author, but for director Wes Anderson it simply involves awkward misanthropes, a purple bellboy cap and a grand hotel. “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” released March 28, is a Middle-European grab-and-run gibe, razzing 1930s aristocrats while professing the simplicity of friendship and need for commitment. A young writer (Jude Law, “Sherlock Holmes”) visits the quiet, slightly dilapidated Grand Budapest Hotel. He finds Mr. Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), the hotel’s caretaker, and agrees to a candlelight dinner. Mustafa recounts his early days as a hotel lobby boy, at that time called Zero. The film focuses on the character M. Gustave, played by Ralph Fiennes (“Schindler’s List,” “Skyfall”) – two parts famous, staunchly methodical concierge and one part olderlady pleasure. The legendary concierge redefines room service and hotel hospitality with the many older women who frequent the hotel. In one scene, Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) claims her life is in danger and the pair will likely never see each other again. He sends her away in his personal car. Gustave is quickly drawn to mentor the young Zero (Tony

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“The Grand budapest hotel,” which premiered on March 7, weaves together several storylines.

Revolori), and the two develop a friendship. “Why do you want to be a lobby boy?” Gustave sternly questions Zero after discounting nearly all of the boy’s supposed hotel and foodservice experience in an impromptu interview. “Who wouldn’t at the Grand Budapest Hotel?” Zero replies. “It’s an institution.” The two quickly become friends. Soon, news of Madame D.’s suspicious death hit newsstands. On a train to Madame D.’s estate, Gustave and Zero are stopped near a barley field by soldiers clad in gray European uniforms. “You cannot simply arrest him because he is a bloody immigrant,” Gustave exclaims, his veins perked, his blood pulsing after Zero is found to

not have papers. A few anxious moments later, several officers have Gustave and Zero pinned against opposite walls in the train car, their noses bleeding. “Get your hands off my lobby boy!” Gustave bellows. At Madame D.’s estate, when the estate manager informs a tightly-knit group of extended members that “Boy with Apple,” a so-thought priceless piece of art, has been left to a Gustave H., many curious faces turn to each other. “Who’s Gustave H.?” “I’m afraid that’s me, darling,” Gustave says with the class and pizazz of a Mr. Green or Professor Plum, stepping toward the group from the back of the room, Zero at his side. Many World War II undertones flow throughout “The Grand Budapest Hotel,”

including stolen artwork, allegations of murder by poison and a campy prison breakout emblematic of “The Great Escape” (1963). Madame D.’s family members stalk Gustave and Zero, including the overly controlling and leather overcoatwearing Dmitri (Adrien Brody, “The Pianist”) and villainous motorcycle-riding, cat-killing and finger-chopping Jopling (Willem Dafoe, “Spider-Man”). In classic Wes Anderson fashion, several familiar faces make an appearance, including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman. Edward Norton (“Fight Club,” “The Italian Job”) plays police officer Henckels throughout, along with upcomers like Mathieu Amalric (“Quantum of Solace”). Sometimes specific character emotions fall by the wayside to

squeeze in needed transitions. At times, endless on-the-go story plot bridges undercut the dry humor, sacrificing continuity for momentary excitement. Still, the film’s soundtrack, compiled by Oscar-nominated Alexandre Desplat (“The King’s Speech,” “The Ides of March”) was, like Anderson’s movies themselves, charmingly quirky. While Zero wears a single purple bellboy hat throughout with “LOBBY BOY” emblazoned in gold letters on the front, Gustave wears multiple literal and theoretical hats in his roles as caretaker, servant, pseudo-baker, concierge, casanova and friend. When accused by a son of Madame D. that he provides sexual favors to hotel guests, Gustave doesn’t lose a beat. “I go to bed with all of my friends,” he says.

act. One act included Peglar sarcastically delivering standup comedy with slap-stick jokes. The first student performance was from junior Chris Degrazio. The lights dimmed as Degrazio took the stage with shimmering sneakers, glow in the dark teeth, and white gloves with neon lights attached to each fingertip. He performed a freestyle hip-hop dance to “Dante Inferno Remix.” “Usually free-style dance is my strongest point. A choreographed dance would have looked too stiff,” DeGrazio said. He has been dancing for 10 years and has auditioned for dancing roles in productions such as “High School Musical 3” and “So You Think You Can Dance?”

DeGrazio was offered the opportunity to be a contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance?” but decided to stay in Colorado. He will be represented in the future as a dancer by McDonald Selznick Associates Agency, a company located in Los Angeles. As the night progressed, Dakaboom continuously elicited audience laughter. Following DeGrazio, the hip-hop and rap group, YSL performed “Grace,” a piece they recorded hours before their performance. The next music group, Red, White and Brown, comprised of freshmen Alejandro Maldonado and Hector Vazquez, performed dressed in blue-button down shirts and black vests. Maldonado provided the main vocals and played the

guitar. Vazquez simultaneously sang back-up vocals while playing the ukulele. Their performance consisted of multiple covers including Jack Johnson’s “Breakdown,” Bruno Mars’ “Count of Me,” Capital Cities’ “Safe and Sound” and Bastille’s “Pompeii.” “We wanted to take modern songs that people like and try to make a mash-up of those songs,” Vazquez said. “It’s not easy to find songs that sound good with the guitar and the ukulele,” Maldonado said. The group originally began with four members, but one member moved to California and another moved to Spain. “We have been playing guitar and ukulele for three and half years. When our friend from California visits us, we perform with him as well,”

Maldonado said. After more hilarity from Dakaboom, the night’s last two student acts performed. Senior Christian Fergins sang a cover of Beyonce’s “Halo,” and current SGA President Jasmine Caldwell singing Paramore’s “The Only Exception.” The performances ended at 10 p.m. with a final song by Dakaboom: their well-known YouTube video hit, “50 Theme Songs in Under Five Minutes.” Kelsey Dihle, undeclared freshman, enjoyed everything about the show and thought Dakaboom gave a great performance. “It was actually really good. My favorite performance was the freestyle dance,” Dihle said. However, Dihle said she wished there were more variety in the student acts.

UCCS hosts first variety show audrey Jensen

Lights, camera, satisfaction. Students got a chance to feel the warm glow of fame last week when UCCS hosted its first variety show April 10 at Clyde’s. Comedy and vocal duo Dakaboom started the show with an introduction song, “Two Peas in a Pod.” They performed the tune, about being best friends, while joking and interacting with audience members. Around 60 students came for the five student performances in Berger Hall. Between each student set, Dakaboom’s Ben McLain and Paul Peglar displayed their talents with piano and a cappella arrangements in addition to their comedy


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Letter to the editor Jesse Byrnes Editor-in-Chief

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Statistics seem to show that the Millenial Generation is better at money habits than many may think. So you want to lecture students on good spending habits? Great. They need it. As a demographic, college students are a sorry bunch when it comes to managing their money. Or at least I thought so before I read your March 31 article “Don’t Blow Your Career Before it’s Even Started.” The title drew me in. The first sentence was a great cliche, which set the tone for the entire article. The idea of “being smart with money” has been told to our generation so many times that we have become completely calloused to it.

To get the message across, you have to be interesting, like Dave Ramsey. You should probably also include meaningful statistics, which wake the reader out of our age-ofinformation slumber. The statistics you cited actually made me feel BETTER about the money habits of my peers. So 92.5 percent of those surveyed made all of their payments last year? And you think that’s a bad thing? You want that number reversed? This isn’t utopia, my friend. Even a third of people making less-than-wise decisions with their

money isn’t bad. I think that if someone is missing payments, they are either 1) Working super hard to make ends meet, 2) Obsessed with partying too much to notice or 3) Illiterate and can’t read their mail. Whichever case it is, I doubt the bottom-third will have the time, interest or capability to be reading The Scribe, or any paper at all; so your message is never even received by those who need to hear it. -Ryan Derrick, senior, geography

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To tip or not to tip shouldn’t be a question

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“Thank you guys, please come again,” our waiter said as he gave us the check for our meal and left to attend to another party. Almost immediately my friend looks at the check, pulls

out his amount and starts to leave. In the age of our turbulent economy, when many are struggling just to make ends meet, my friend had just committed an egregious sin. “Wait, aren’t you going to leave a tip?” I ask. “For what? I didn’t even spend that much,” he nonchalantly responded. Taken back, I quickly tossed extra money on the table and left choosing my next words carefully as my friend and I got to the car. “Dude, you always leave a tip.” Why is this even

a question in today’s society? When it comes to dining out, there are important factors one should always remember: be courteous to your date, be on time and most importantly, always bring money for a tip. Look around you. It’s probably not hard to find one of your friends working as a waiter or server of some sort. My roommate works at Texas Roadhouse. To her, tips are a big deal. She has explained to me more than once that’s where the bulk of her income comes from. Not tipping on orders, no matter how

small, can cause drastic consequences. Those who work for tips are paid below the federal minimum wage limit. What does that mean? Here is a lowdown economically on why you should tip. Colorado’s minimum wage for employees is set at $8 an hour. However those on tipped wage receive a much lower salary, generally around $4.98 an hour. Another reason you should always tip is simply to give. A waiter came and provided you service. Compensating them is the social norm

agreed upon by everyone who walks up and sits down. If you have enough money to go out to eat you should have enough money to tip, otherwise dining at home should remain the only option. Put yourself in their shoes. The common amount one should add to their bill is 15 percent. This insures a good payout for your server and also ensures no money comes out of their pockets for your meals. Good tippers will provide between 1820 percent gratuity. When you tip well your actions can be

noticed by others. Leaving a tip is simply the courteous thing to do and a must in today’s economy. For the servers, this is their livelihood. Skipping out on tip might be a missed meal for a loved one at home, or the ability to not go to school to further their own education. If service is subpar or your meal is less then desired, speak with management. You have power as a customer, but also have an obligation to maintain decent decorum as well. Regardless of how you leave, remember always leave a tip.

Several minutes later I realized the black and brown image was innumerable, tightlyconfined cows. It was a slaughterhouse. This experience, and others like it, has reinforced my decision to become a vegetarian. According to, more than 10 billion animals are killed for human consumption each year. Most of these slaughterhouses are like the one I saw: filthy, crowded pens without any concern for the animals’ wellbeing. On another occasion, I went horse-back riding through coffee fields in Costa Rica. The only obstruction in the view

of lush greenery was a small shack. The lone shack did not bother me until I heard a terrible ear-piercing screeching. When I asked what it was, I learned it was the sound chickens make when they’re slaughtered. The view was ruined. At the age of 10, I decided to go vegetarian. Beyond the treatment of animals, there are a plethora of other reasons to become a vegetarian. Through a nutritious diet, vegetarians have less risk of disease, a healthier body weight, greater longevity and more energy. Vegetarianism is better for the environment and can reduce global famine. Vegetariantimes. com indicated 70 percent

of grain produced in the U.S. is fed to slaughter animals. That grain could feed nearly 800 million people. Furthermore, chemical and animal waste runoff has polluted 173,000 miles of water supply. “But where do you get your protein?” people invariably ask me when I say I’m vegetarian. As a vegetarian-athlete, coaches are always worried I do not get enough protein. Actually, getting enough protein is simple through the dietary inclusion of beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and whole grains. Though vegans omit all animal forms of animal products, many vegetarians include eggs, dairy products and

sometimes even wildcaught fish into their diet. If you are not quite ready to make the full commitment to vegetarianism, there are other ways you can gain the benefits and do your part for the environment. Vegetarianism has several degrees from flexi or semi-vegetarians to ovo-lacto vegetarians (dairy and eggs but not meat) to strict vegans. Flexi-vegetarians are those who consume a largely plant-based diet with the addition of occasional meats. The definition could also mean a person who consumes poultry and fish but not red meat. Starting a flexivegetarian diet is a good way to transition

to vegetarianism or experiment with a plantbased diet. Meatless Monday is a popular way to explore the vegetarian diet if a 24/7 vegetarian diet seems too daunting. After several months of meat-free Mondays, participants can see how easy and healthy vegetarianism really is. If not willing to give up meat entirely, switching to free-range and grass-fed meat products are at least an improvement. Whether vegetarian or not, you can purchase dairy products from cows that weren’t treated with steroids or artificial hormones. Vegetarianism is the way to a healthier, more energetic you and a more sustainable world.

as large, diverse and free as our nation, slang is bound to take hold. We should embrace this. Living in Fairbanks, Alaska, I quickly discovered what we call snowmobiles Alaskan natives call snowmachines or sleds. To call them snowmobiles was an outsider thing. Use I use both terms, depending on with whom I’m speaking. I’m better educated to that region’s dialect and I can more effectively engage with the people I need to by using the word they identify. A new word might

not please the purists, but it serves both an actual purpose and the people who make good use of it. Jargon is not always in good taste, and so it is up to the speaker to determine the situations it should be employed. To try and deny the evolution of a language as popular as English is ridiculous; the people who speak it are responsible for it. Although I am not overly keen on the word “selfie,” it’s a real thing in our society at the moment. You might as well learn it and spell it right, should you ever have to use it.

Meat can eat me

Crystal Chilcott

The first time I drove through Kansas, I was assaulted by a nauseating stench. It smelled like the cow barn at my hometown’s farm show, only a million times worse. In the distance, the green grass was replaced by black and brown.

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As jargon penetrates deeper into the English language and widens the divide between its speakers, the language evolves. However, our language

should be viewed as an art as opposed to a hard science. While some cannot stomach jargon, others acknowledge its necessity. English novelist Kingsley Amis once observed, “Left to them the language would die of purity, like medieval Latin.” So when did it become permissible to create and insert words into our language? Surely it was not during our education, which stressed strict adherence to the rules of the language. Yet what were the rules made for if not to be broken? If an individual is

proficient in the English language, they should feel comfortable enough to explore it for all its worth. Shakespeare, one of the most highly regarded playwrights of any era, is credited with “wordsmithing” more than 1,700 new words. This is not to downplay the need for the fundamentals. But there is worth in discovering the language’s true limits. Words were meant, in this country’s form of English, to be free. Earlier this year the Oxford English Dictionary added more than 900 words. Among the

additions was “bestie” and a bunch of C-words. (Yeah, four of them.) Sure many people may use these words. But do these words need to be elevated to official dictionary level? Isn’t Urban Dictionary enough? Understanding a language as complex as American English can provide clues to the backbone of this nation. What makes this language (and this country) complex is the people who interact with it. And just like every other country, every region maintains a dialect of its own. With a country

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The Masters goes on, with or without Tiger

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For many, spring starts with the crack of the bat and the opening day of Major League Baseball. Sadly, as a loyal Chicago Cubs fan, baseball has obviously not done me any favors. Instead, spring starts for me when I first see the stunning images of

Amen Corner or treelined Magnolia Lane. The Masters, golf’s first major tournament of the year, is what spring is all about. The blooming flowers, immaculate fairways, exclusive field of players and massive crowds give golfers around the world a sense of accomplishment when The Masters comes on the television. We made it through the desolate winter, The Masters is on, and all is well with the world (or at least as far as golf goes). It isn’t just any normal golf tournament; it’s the golf tournament. However, this year’s edition is different. One major figure, who had been present at Augusta National for 20 consecutive years, will be

absent. Tiger Woods, golf’s Michael Jordan, withdrew late last month due to back surgery. He will be missed by many who have traveled from far to see him in the past. Now, for those who aren’t as familiar with the game of golf, Tiger Woods missing from The Masters is comparable to a Thanksgiving dinner without a turkey. It just doesn’t make sense without it, right? Wrong. Surely Tiger will be missed, but there isn’t a lot we can do about it. I think he is making the right decision for his future. Especially if he wants to eclipse Jack Nicklaus’s major tournament win mark of 18 (Tiger is at 14

currently). People forget Tiger isn’t the young, swashbuckling game changer of 10 years ago. He’s now a father of two trying desperately to be a good role model, while winning professional golf tournaments. Tiger is a different human being now, plain and simple. I, like many of my fellow golfers, really enjoy watching Tiger Woods play in The Masters. He brings a different spectacle to a tournament and never disappoints. I still have chills of Tiger’s chip-in back in 2005 on the 16th hole. Nike could pay Tiger for the rest of his life for the way that ball rolled in with the Nike “swoosh” facing right at

the camera, and it still wouldn’t be enough. But life goes on, and so will The Masters. There are other players in golf besides Tiger. Guys like Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson all have enough firepower to carry the tournament. The aura of The Masters is in its title. This event is for champion golfers who have shown the prestige, poise and ability to win on the sport’s grandest stage. Only 77 select golfers in the world get to play in this tournament each year. The two qualifications? Either be a past champion or an established winner; nothing else. Talk about exclusivity.

When legendary golfer Bobby Jones created this tournament, he wanted it to be the best. Since 1934, The Masters has produced some of golf’s greatest moments, heartbreaks and champions. Augusta National is made for drama, for the Sunday comeback and for the people’s champion. These four days of golf have people around the world glued to the television, their tablets or their smartphones. There just really isn’t another sporting event like it in the world. The event is the Mecca of the golfing world and people will come no matter who is in the field. Why? Because it is The Masters. With or without Tiger.

Softball looks to continue mid-season turnaround, host rMAc tournament Jonathan Toman

After starting the season 4-8, the mountain lions have won 16 of their last 18 games. They have skyrocketed to first place in the conference (before games on April 11 and 12 against second place CSU-Pueblo). Head coach Scott Peterson sees the turnaround as the natural result of fixing a simple problem. “We’re getting outside every day and playing,” he said. The team had a period of early season games canceled due to weather; seven in the first three weeks by Peterson’s count. “You can’t take away the experience of getting games in,” he said. “Being in the gym or an indoor facility is not going to replace being able to play outside.” For sophomores Dani Fonseca and Paige Duncan, two other critical things have occurred to spark the revival. “I would say we’ve gotten a lot more consistent with our hitting and pitching,” said Fonseca. But to Fonseca, these aren’t the only consistent aspects of the team. “Our practices are the same, we mostly work on the same stuff every day,” she said. “If we change too much during the week we could get uncomfortable.” Duncan, a chemistry major, has noticed the team chemistry improving as well. “We were more individual based at the beginning,” said Duncan, “and the team that gets along plays better for sure.” Duncan explained the camaraderie was gained through the many road trips this season. According to Peterson this has been the most intense travel year since 2001, when he became head coach. The team’s hitting has also picked up due to a mascot related motivational tool. “We talk about hitting versus attacking the ball,” said Duncan. “Coach

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The softball team has been on a roll lately and is looking to host the RMAC tournament for the first time since 2004.

uses the example of mountain lions, they aren’t a little animal. That helps us get into the mindset to attack at the plate.” The mountain lions feel their hitting and pitching are just now catching up to their good defensive skills. Skills the team relied on heavily in the first half of the season. “Every year our goal is to be the conference champ,” said Peterson. “That’s what we want, and when we get that we can reassess.” “That was our goal on Jan. 10, it is our goal today, it hasn’t changed and the kids know that.” 2004 was the last year UCCS won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament, adding to the regular season title achieved earlier that year. Peterson recognizes a number of parallels between the 2004 and 2014

teams, right down to the number of players. “This teams not much different,” said Peterson. “There are lots of coincidences and similarities between the two.” This year’s team features four seniors, all of whom start. Peterson highlighted the fact seniors in spring sports face more challenges than in other seasons. “Seniors graduate and get a job, they have lots of things on their minds,” he said. “They say holy cow, I’m graduating in five weeks, and they can get distracted.” However, for this year’s team, the distractions may not prove pivotal. “This is a different group,” said Peterson. “They’re doing everything we need them to do, telling the younger kids what is expected.” “They’re all having really good years

too; I think they’re wonderful examples of the student athlete here at UCCS.” With their success, the team could host the RMAC tournament for the first time since the 2004 season. “We expect to be in (the tournament) and want to win it, so I hope that keeps [the players] motivated too,” said Peterson. “The older kids know what it takes. We’ll just keep banging away and hopefully get there.” Until then, the team looks to continue their run. “We understand that every weekend you have to play the first game to get to the fourth one,” said Duncan. “Relaxing and really taking one game at a time is a huge factor.” “We know the importance of the next few weekends coming up,” said Fonseca.


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Volleyball team to be almost entirely new in fall Jonathan Toman

New faces will be prevalent when the UCCS volleyball team takes the court this fall. After starting the season with 15 players, the squad is down to a third of that number: five. As a consequence, the team on the court next fall will feature nine freshmen and perhaps one transfer. Of the 10 who are no longer on the team, the three seniors graduated, two quit during the season. Two were kicked off the squad immediately after the season due to subpar grades. Three have quit at various times during the spring, according to head coach Chrissy Elder. The youth-laden team will feature one senior and either one or two juniors, depending on if the transfer student successfully transfers. “The five that we have bought in and are extremely excited,” said Elder. “I couldn’t ask for a better five. I could’ve asked for more

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The volleyball will be almost completely new next fall.

than five though,” Elder said. One of the results of this upheaval is a change in how the team is run.

“The five that are here are doing a really good job setting the standard,” said Elder. “We’re rebuilding the whole

culture.” Beyond grades, the others were dismissed due to violations of team rules. The


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players that left of their own volition were not happy with recent changes. Of the nine incoming freshmen, five have signed, two will walk-on and two will sign in the upcoming signing period; the initial signing date of the final period is April 16. Some will be redshirted, but some will also start immediately. “We’re going to have to have freshmen on the court, there’s no other way around it,” said Elder. “It’s a different speed and pace, but they’ll keep up pretty well.” “We’ve got a great group coming in, they’re really good athletes.” The new additions will bring the team back up to 15 players; a number Elder considers “a good number for a volleyball team.” Despite the influx of younger players, Elder said she will not change how she coaches. “I’m a training coach as it is, and we were still in that stage in the fall anyways,” she said. “It’s not going to change that much.”

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