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Minnesota divided by marriage amendment Opposing sides stand strong as poll gap narrows BY KIM HYATT

The battle over the marriage amendment has come a long way, but with less than six weeks left till Election Day, it’s still a toss-up whether the proposed marriage amendment will be added to Minnesota’s constitution or not. Currently, the state is split between supporters and opponents, according to a recent Star Tribune Minnesota poll. Of 800 likely Minnesota voters surveyed in that poll, 49 percent were in favor of the amendment, 47 percent against and 4 percent undecided.

Age and political party seem to be the two greatest demographic factors generating these percentages. Young people, ages 18-34, and Democrats are more likely to vote “no” than Republicans and those in older age groups, according to the recent Star Tribune poll. The debate can be looked at in terms of percentage, but numbers only say so much. One man’s “Vote Yes” yard sign and another woman’s “Vote No” house party gives a personal perspective to the marriage amendment. Stepping away from the big picture, such efforts of everyday people reflect what’s going on all across Minnesota.



‘Yes’ voter’s sign vandalized BY KIM HYATT

The streets of Duluth are full of color this time of year, and not simply because of leaf pigments changing. Political yard signs varying in color, candidate and party are widespread; you see them everywhere on every street. Some find common ground with others, seeing they have the same sign in their yard as someone else, and sometimes others see differences. “One night somebody drew some figures on it,” said John Weiske, living right off of College Street. “So, my wife just cut them out and we put it back out.” A neighbor to the UMD campus, Weiske has had the same “Vote Yes” sign in his yard this whole campaign. Despite the threat of damage, he continues to exercise his first amendment right by showing his support for the marriage amendment. “It’s on the ballot as an amendment so that the people would decide if marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Weiske. “Not a judge, not the Legislature. It really does put the freedom in the people’s hands to make that decision.”

Asking Legislature to place the amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot for the people to make that decision is Minnesota for Marriage, a coalition of leaders, both in and outside the religious community, who support the Minnesota marriage amendment. “Right now it’s state law,” Weiske said. “Marriage is between one man and one woman. So it (the amendment) is to protect that.” Currently, gay marriage is illegal in Minnesota. This is also the case in 38 other states that have statutory laws and/or constitutional provisions limiting marriage to one man and one woman, according to the National Conference of State Legislature. “My hope is that the amendment passes,” Weiske said. “But the thing is, with the amendment being on the ballot, if you don’t vote ‘yes’ it’s a ‘no’ vote.” Minnesota law requires any changes made to the Constitution have to surpass a majority of all ballots cast. This means that if a voter doesn’t answer the marriage amendment question when voting, they are counted as voting “no.” The proposed constitutional amendment will continue to gain supporters like Weiske, who hopes to still have the same “Vote Yes” yard sign come Nov. 6. His strategy is simple: “We put it away at night,” Weiske said. For more information on Minnesota for Marriage and voting “yes” go to:

‘No’ voters rally together BY KIM HYATT

Across the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, one quaint home on Park Point invited the community in for an early afternoon party. This was just one of many houses that recently held parties throughout Minnesota to spark conversation about the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. “Our government is by the people, for the people,” said Laura Wedge, host of the party on Park Point. “The only way to fight this is with people talking to other people, standing up for what they believe and getting informed.” The amendment, which would define marriage in the state constitution as between a man and a woman, will be on the ballot for Minnesota and three other states in November. Minnesota United for All Families, a coalition of organizations as well as community and business leaders working to defeat the marriage amendment, held its third and final One Day United campaign and fundraiser. Minnesota United set a goal of opening 300 houses to the public

to talk about voting “no” on the marriage amendment. Together, the One Day United parties hoped to attract thousands of Minnesotans, and Wedge’s gathering was just one among many. On One Day United, families gathered alongside other families, spreading Minnesota United’s mission that marriage belongs to all people. “We want this equality,” said Taylor Moore, a junior at the University of Minnesota Duluth. “This is truly important and best for everyone.” Moore attended another One Day United party in Duluth, sharing with community members her story of being an ally. Even though she was the only student attending the party, she was happy to make the connection with others voting “no.” “It was really nerve-racking being the youngest one there,” Moore said. “But it was nice to close the generation gap.” To see where other parties were held throughout Minnesota on One Day United, or to find out more information about the Minnesota United campaign, go to:

Students line UMD Parking partially funds ‘free’ bus transit program up for free tickets BY JOSHUA MACVEY


Spread out on a blanket in the middle of the floor by the lower level bookstore, Rachael Jutsen can’t wait for 10am. “I’ve been sitting here for fifteen…fifteen and a half hours,” said Justesen, a freshman at UMD. She is just one of hundreds of students who lined up Tuesday morning for Timeflies concert tickets. An even put on by the Kirby Program Board. see FREE CONCERT, A3


With parking permits sold out, UMD student Ian Lundquist plugs the parking meter. What he doesn’t know: he’s paying part of the funds for other students to ride the bus. UMD Parking Services funds part of the U-PASS, a collaborative effort between the University and the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) that enables students to use public-trans free of charge. But it’s not free. For the 2011 academic year, UMD paid the DTA $360,000 to cover student, faculty and staff bus fares. Parking services covered $125,000 of that—more than a third of the total price. This year, the price jumps to $400,000, and parking services will cover the same amount.

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Translation: those who park on campus partly subsidize the Public Trans for those who don’t. “I don’t live on a bus line, and I’m far from school,” said Lundquist. “Why am I paying the toll to ride a bus I don’t ride?” “We know not all students can take the bus,” said Patrick Keenan, Director of Student Life. “The funding isn’t to penalize them, but rather to encourage those who don’t need cars to use the transportation available to them.” And the DTA provides that transportation. They’re “contractually obligated through the spring semester of 2017,” wrote Tom Elwell, DTA Marketing Director. “It’s UMD’s strategy to encourage use of public transportation and restrict cheap parking on campus.” As U-PASS ridership reached a record 569,361—as much as 20% of all DTA ridership in the academ-

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ic year—the program has proved itself a large player in both student and community life. “Riding the bus not only relieves congestion on campus,” said Keenan. “It also contributes to a reduction in energy use, environmental impact, and the costs associated with the use of personal vehicles.” Yet the student response to its funding is mixed. “You’re paying to park at the Duluth campus,” said UMD stu-

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dent Warren Olinger. “The money going to funding transportation for other students is a good allocation of revenue.” “I agree with the idea that we should encourage students to use other means of getting to school,” said Christian Pezzutto, a junior at UMD. “I’m just not entirely sure about the means by which we’re encouraging it.” see UMD PARKING, A3



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UMD Parking: Continued from A1

“The contract fee will remain the same through the 2015-16 year, so any increase in UMD parking costs will not be due to the agreement with the DTA,” said Keenan. But that’s not always going to be the case. At the DTA-UMD negotiations scheduled in 2016, the amount Parking Services pays may change. Whether this is an increase or decrease will depend on financial analysis as they see fit.


Over the weekend a total of six underage consumption tickets were issued, one student was sent to detox and one student was sent to the hospital. On Saturday night, a student was sent to the hospital after he fell about 10 feet over a railing. The student was reportedly drinking heavily and was running down the hall when he attempted to stop himself on the railing of a stair-

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“This is not something we usually see,” Amanda Taylor, Student Commissions Manager, said in regard to the length of the line. Taylor suggests that the line, stretching from the lower bookstore past the Life Science building, is so long because the concert is free to UMD students. ‘We aren’t selling them to nonUMD students because we don’t think there will be any left,” Taylor said. “We’re giving each student two tickets, so they can bring a friend from home if they want.” With eight-hundred tickets to give away, and two tickets given to each student, “we’re expecting

Right now, though, the local bus service webpage of the University states that students with a UMD photo I.D. can ride the DTA free of charge. “It doesn’t show up as a charge on your school financial account,” said Keenan. Pezzutto isn’t convinced. “Even if it doesn’t show up, students should be informed that the U-PASS service isn’t free,” he said. “It brings up a question of ethics, and maybe an asterisk under the free sign saying ‘funded in part by…’ would be better.”

case. Instead, the student flipped over the railing and fell about 10 feet. The student was bleeding from a gash on his head and was uncooperative with authorities. He was sent to St. Luke’s hospital. An intoxicated male was stopped in the Griggs K-N hallway, where he admitted to drinking and smoking something earlier in the night and thought he needed to go to detox. A male student was found walking down Maplewood Court very intoxicated. Officers were told that he had been kicked off the bus earlier in the night. He was issued an underage consumption ticket. Late Sunday night, the ticket house at Glensheen Mansion was broken into. Forceful entry was used to gain access to the building.

to sell out within the hour,” Taylor said. Some students however, had no previous notion of the indie band before getting in line. They just thought camping out looked like fun. Tylor Dobey, another UMD freshman, got in line at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, just a few hours behind Justesen. “I actually have no clue who Timeflies are. I listened to them this morning, and they’re pretty cool, but I just needed something to do,” Dobey said. Timeflies will present their “One Night Tour” concert next Thursday, Oct.11 in the UMD Ballroom. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Even though the event is free, students must have a ticket to attend.

UMD breakdancers promote political perspective BY KIM HYATT

For the first time, UMD’s Funk Soul Patrol will host an event where breakdancing is not the main event. “We realized we do things better when we have passion about them,” said Paul Yager, president of Funk Soul Patrol (FSP). “So we picked something we were passionate about, which started as the marriage amendment, which got the conversation rolling about the voter ID amendment.” Each year, FSP holds fundraisers for Hip-Hop Education and Awareness Week (April 9-13) and teaches at-risk youth in the community how to breakdance. But this year, FSP members wanted to do something more. The members of FSP decided they wanted to create a non-partisan event dedicated to discuss-

ing the realities people will face on Election Day. So they teamed up with UMD’s Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) to inform, while FSP will provide the entertainment. “‘The Reality Slam’ is bringing about the opportunity for people in the community to educate themselves on what is going on in the upcoming election,” said Kelly Czech, senior and secretary of FSP. A spin-off of a poetry slam, the event will also feature live R&B music, vocal performances and various guest speakers while informational booths from the university and community will be the main focus. The goal of FSP is education and communication. They hope those who attend will walk away with the education necessary to make an informed vote on Nov. 6 and to pass that information on to family and friends.

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Two men will take the stage in the first of three debates on Oct. 3 to try and persuade the public why they should be president of the United States. Those men are incumbent President Barack Obama and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney. Those who follow politics already know both men well and have decided whom they will vote for. But for others who are undecided or are leaning a certain way but are still unsure, the debates can be a major component of their decision of whom they should vote for. Even for voters who have already made up their minds on whom they plan to vote for, seeing which candidate looks the most presidential or if one perhaps makes a mistake like the recent gaffes that have been grabbing headlines recently, can make a difference in who they ultimately vote for. Debates are an important part of the election process. Historically, debates have been known to sway voters but this is not an election with a lot of undecided voters. With only about a month until Election Day, most people have

already made up their minds. But the debates will go on. After months of preparation, the little time that each candidate has to spend debating their opponent on stage with people all over the country watching is very important to them. This is one of the few times the people really get to compare and contrast the candidates and their stance on issues, as long as the right questions are asked. The economy, job loss/growth, unemployment level, the deficit, and social issues are all points of discussion. Whatever questions get asked, the American people want solutions, not more excuses. They want to know what the candidates are going to do about the issues the country faces. Obama and Romney need to be strategic, tactful, and above all, look presidential when answering the questions. Romney has a slight advantage. He has been debating for past months when he was seeking the republican nomination for president, and mostly he was pretty successful. But taking on an incumbent is a very different ball game. If Romney comes out attacking rather than providing his solutions to the problems America

faces, people will tune out and not take him seriously. He needs to be very skillful in how he approaches Obama. Obama, as the incumbent, needs to make his case that if he has four more years with his policies that he has put in place, the country will truly prosper again. Since he inherited such a bad situation, he needed more than just four years to turn it around. If he is able to do that, and look as presidential as he did in 2008, he will have a very good chance of winning the upcoming debates. The American people don’t want another mud slinging match that was so common in the republican presidential debates just a few months ago. They want serious questions, with the candidates bringing forth serious solutions. Each candidate needs to make his case to the American people. Attacking, blaming, and criticizing will not work anymore. Answers, solutions, and problem solving is the only way to get the country back on track. Each candidate will have to make his case that he has the best way of getting it done.



When I lived in Europe, I was amazed at the amount of integration between different European countries. It seemed that everyone had spent a year or more abroad studying in another country. In Spain, I met Irish, English, Belgians, French, Germans, Italians, and many more Europeans coming to Spain. In England, it was the same, with Europeans from all over studying abroad. This allowed Europeans a unique experience that many of us Canadians and Americans don’t have. They get a chance to learn a new culture, a new language, a new education experience. This is why Europeans are able to learn so many languages. They not only learn in their schools, but get the chance to practice in complete immersion. When I moved from Canada to Duluth, I started to think, why can’t we do it too? I propose a quasi union between Canada and the United States. A common currency and economy has caused a nightmare in the European Union. We can do it better. We can create a union that would eliminate the economic headaches involved in complete integration. We can leave our national institutions untouched. Finally, we can offer workers and students new opportunities, new experiences, new cultures. Someone from Duluth could go abroad to Quebec, study in English, and learn French in complete immersion. A Canadian can come work in New York, without the stress of the visa process. But how? An enlightened example for us to follow would be the agreement between Australia and New Zealand. The Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement allows for citizens of either country to move freely between the two countries. An Australian can work or study in New Zealand and pay domestic fees, and vice versa. The AustraliaNew Zealand example works due to its similarity of the CanadianAmerican proposal. Both coun-

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tries share a common language, history, and culture. My personal experience in the United States, and especially in Minnesota, has been an easy transition. Whereas my living experiences in Europe had elements of culture shock, I’ve felt completely at home here from the start. I watch the same TV shows as back home, my accent is the same as many Americans (although I do say “Eh� a lot), and my life seems relatively uninterrupted by the so called drastic change. Minnesotans love hockey, experience brutal winter, and have a kind demeanor. Minnesota feels like it’s a part of Canada. Americans would benefit greatly from such an arrangement. In terms of education, tuition fees are on average, lower than in the United States. American citizens could receive a relatively equal education for a lower cost. Canadians too would be able to attend U.S. colleges, which might offer a specialization not available in Canada, at domestic rates. To be honest, Canadians have a much easier process entering an American college than other international students. However, non-resident fees cause tuition to rise enormously. Americans studying in Canada would have the same problem as I did. If we had an agreement, both Canadians and Americans would be able to study at the university they

choose, without paying international tuition. This is how it works in Australia and New Zealand. I’m confident we could do it. This would offer an enormous variety of education opportunities and prices. In terms of working, our countries have restricted how much a student can work once they are accepted across the border. What if this changed? Americans studying in my home province of Ontario would then be able to work in Canada as a resident, earning (at the very least), the much higher minimum wage rate of $10.25/ hour. This could also help out-ofwork Americans find jobs in Canada and vice versa. Instead of celebrating our similarities and broadening cultural ties, we’ve gone backwards. When I was younger, my family and I could drive through the United States with a driver’s license. Now, we need a passport. It seems like a minor inconvenience, but there’s a symbolic message. We’re tightening the borders and building fences between each other. How can we change this? The United States could try what many other Western countries are doing and start offering work holiday visas. Canada already has agreements with many other countries, which allow someone (usually under the age of 35), to




September is the exciting month when school resumes, the leaves on the trees start changing colors, and (most importantly) our favorite TV shows start airing their season premieres. Now that the cool, autumn air is upon us, we have more time to relax indoors and watch TV. After waiting for months in patient agony, loyal viewers can finally rest easy as the thrilling outcomes of nail-biting cliffhangers are revealed. The first season continuation of “Switched at Birth� premiered on Sept. 3 (airs Mondays at 7 p.m.). The premiere was good and filled with a lot of drama as usual; however, sometimes it can be too much to follow at once because it is easy to forget things that have happened, especially after taking a break for a few months. The show was stimulating and this season looks to be favorable. I wish the show focused on Bay and Emmett more but it will be exciting to see if they can work things out and get back together again. The unforeseen surprise ending of Regina and Angelo getting married was very shocking and it will be interesting to see how it pans out. The season-four debut of “The Middle� aired on Sept. 26. As usual, the show was funny and entertaining by taking a wacky family and placing them in everyday situations with a twist. I really like how this show can relate to anybody. Sometimes characters in other shows will drastically change their appearance at the beginning experience another culture by giving them a visa for a year. This visa allows you to travel and work in another country. Canadians can now go to Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and many other countries around the world for a year and work there. Can Canadians do the same with their neighbor to the south? No. It’s easier for an Ontarian to move across the world to Japan than to move to Minnesota (unless they wanted to study). A United States-Canada working holiday visa treaty would be a small step in testing to see how a co-operative system would work.

of a new season, however, season after season the characters in “The Middle� remain their same unique selves. My favorite character is Sue because it is inspiring to see someone who is always so optimistic. Frankie is another well-created character. Patricia Heaton does a wonderful job of escaping her hype cast as Debra Barone on the hit TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond.� This is a great show to take a short, well-deserved break from endless papers and studying. “The Middle� airs every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The second season of “Once Upon a Time� premiered Sept. 30, available to be watched on Sundays at 7 p.m. The intricate plot line of the first season picks up right where it left off commencing season two, which makes it easier to keep up. Now that the curse is broken, Snow White and Prince Charming have a somewhat awkward reunion with Emma, which is a let-down after anticipating it for so long. The reunion is short lived when Snow White and Emma get pulled into the kingdom. It is agonizing and maddening to watch Snow White and Prince Charming always getting separated by an unfortunate twist of fate. The emotional and anxiety-ridden nature of this show always leaves me wanting more at the edge of my seat with only five minutes left to see what image I am going to be left with until the next episode. This season looks like it’s going to be very promising to deliver another fun and creative hour of enjoyment each week. It might be difficult to get nonresident fees waived, especially since provinces and states do this to each other. Nonetheless, perhaps a two-tier system would work, offering Canadians and Americans a fee between domestic and international fees. This would serve as both as mutually benefitial in attracting students and as another testing point for a broader policy. In the end, it’s up to us. I hope we choose to celebrate our similarities rather than exaggerate our differences. I hope that both Americans and Canadians can experience a more welcoming North America, with more opportunities for all.

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A devastating loss in the final seconds of Saturday’s game in St Cloud left the Bulldogs in unfamiliar territory, having sustained their first loss of the season 51-49 to the Huskies. “This is a tough one to swallow because of the way it ended,” said senior quarterback Chase Vogler. “There is a lot of room for improvement obviously.” The contest was an offensive showcase defined by prolific quarterback play form both teams. Vogler was central to the success of the Bulldog offense – leading with command, delivering ample scoring power and 367 yards from scrimmage. UMD struck first on a 33-yard connection from Vogler to receiver Zach Zweifel during the opening drive of the game. The Bulldogs paved the way offensively and attained a comfortable 18-point lead heading into halftime. see FOOTBALL, B2

Coach of the Year UMD football head coach Bob Nielson is once again nominated for Liberty Mutual Coach Division II Coach of the Year Award. Nielson already has one award to his name, having won it in 2010. The award is presented annually to the top coach in each of the four NCAA divisions. If Nielson wins, Liberty Mutual will donate $50,000 to the charities of his choice and the UMD Alumni Association will receive $20,000. Fans can visit coachoftheyear. com and vote once a day via Twitter through Dec. 1. Finalists will then be announced, and the winner will be determined by further fan voting, media members and a selection committee.

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3. 1. George Fisher, Basketball and Golf Coach, 1978-84 2. Dick Fisher, Hockey and Football, 1961-65 3. Jim Johnson, Hockey, 1981-85 4. David Thompson, Basketball, 1984-88 5. Renee (Fluegge) Voltin, Softball and Volleyball, 1984-88




fullback as well as a defenseman on the ice. He lettered four times in track as a discus thrower and javelin. Fisher was named the football team’s Most Valuable Player in 1964. That same year, he was admitted to the All-Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Team. Through the hockey team, Fisher gathered 40 points, 14 goals and 26 assists in 99 games. Fisher received UMD’s Top Senior Scholar-Athlete Award for his senior year. In his time at UMD, Jim Johnson skated in 174 of 175 hockey games – more than any Bulldog at the time or since then. As a defenseman from 1981-85, Johnson helped bring UMD to its second straight WCHA regular season and playoff title as well as its second NCAA Frozen Four appearance. At UMD, Johnson racked up 13 goals and 70 assists as well as 193 penalties resulting in 402 minutes, which still remain records for the Bulldogs. Johnson was a member of the All-DECC Team in 2010 and went on to begin a 13-year NHL campaign that included the Pittsburgh Penguins, Minnesota/Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals and Phoenix Coyotes. Johnson retired from the NHL in 1998 and also represented the United States in IIHF World Championship play four times. Most recently, Johnson was hired as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks. Renee (Fluegge) Voltin spent

On Friday, the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame will grow to 109 members as five new individuals are inducted. The 15th enshrinement ceremony will celebrate athletes and coaches from UMD participating in men’s hockey, basketball, golf, volleyball, softball and football. The ceremony for these inductees will be held at the Lake Superior Ballroom in downtown Duluth Friday evening. George Fisher is being inducted into the UMD Hall of Fame for accomplishments in coaching both basketball and golf. Starting at UMD in 1978, Fisher built the best winning percentage in UMD Bulldogs basketball history (.710 off a 121-49 record). Fisher brought UMD to three Northern Intercollegiate Conference championships and set a school record in 1984 for single-season victories (25-5). With UMD golf, Fisher also earned two NIC titles and four NAIA District 13 crowns. The Bulldogs also qualified for five NCAA Division II National Championships. The golf team also placed fifth at the 1980 NCAA II national golf event. At the time, this was the highest national placement of any UMD athletic team. Inductee Dick Fisher is being honored as a starter for both hockey and football. Fisher played from 1961-65 as a linebacker and


her collegiate years contributing to the Bulldogs for both softball and volleyball. Chosen as UMD’s Outstanding Female Senior Athlete in 1988, Voltin left UMD owning every single-season and career pitching record. Voltin also built an earned run average of 0.82, a record to which no one in UMD softball history has come close. During her senior season, Voltin earned All-Northern Sun Conference accreditation after setting Bulldog season-single marks for innings pitched (180) and saves (6). In volleyball, Voltin matched NSC with 27 solo blocks and 92 block assists. Inductee David Thompson played in 122 basketball games at UMD, scoring 1,281 points, which ranked him 11th on the school’s alltime scoring chart. He accumulated 626 rebounds and finished second in blocked shots. Thompson earned the NIC Player of the Year during his final season in 1987-88 and helped lead UMD to its fourth NAIA National Tournament appearance and third conference title in a row. Thompson was chosen to the 75th Anniversary AllUMD team in 2006 and went on to play professionally in Gothenburg, Sweden. Most recently, Thompson was named the Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Class A Boy’s Coach of the year in 2009, where he is currently serving as the head coach of the Hermantown Hawks.

The UMD soccer team went on a long road trip this weekend and came home with two ties. The Bulldogs earned a 1-1 draw with Augustana Saturday and a 2-2 split with Wayne State Sunday. UMD sophomore Maureen Stormont delivered the lone strike for the Bulldogs in Saturday’s game with a shot off Kelli Klun rebound in the 75th minute. On Sunday, UMD got on the board early with a goal from Ashley Brown. But the teams traded goals the rest of the way, with Stormont netting another in the second half. The Bulldogs are now 3-4-2 overall and 2-3-2 in the NSIC.

Cross-Country The UMD Bulldogs cross-country teams competed last weekend at the prestigious Ray Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota. The UMD women had a strong showing, placing seventh in the field of 38 teams. Freshman Kaelyn Williams again led the way, finishing 13th out of the 413 runners. On the men’s side, the Bulldogs came home with a 20th place finish out of the 36 teams that competed. Sophomore D a n Nielsen led the pack , finish in 30th o u t of 430 racers. T h e University of ColoradoColorado Springs won both the men’s and women’s titles for Division II.

Sophomore Alexandra Rudin during the Roy Griak crosscountry race on Saturday.


It wasn’t easy, but a shorthanded UMD women’s hockey team rolled to a pair of exhibition victories to open the season Friday and Saturday against the Minnesota Whitecaps at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs, playing with only two defensemen, took home 5-3 and 5-2 victories over the Whitecaps, a professional team that plays in the Western Women’s Hockey League. “I thought we would get killed,” said UMD head coach Shannon Miller when asked about the defensive conundrum. “I thought if we couldn’t get the puck to forwards, we’d stand no chance.” But the Bulldogs found a way both nights, using forwards like Hannah Bramm and Shara Jasper on the blue line. The first game of the season Friday brought a tight game for the No. 7/8 Bulldogs, who pulled out the 5-3 victory. UMD got two goals from senior Audrey Cournoyer and one each from junior Pernilla Winberg, freshman Alivia Del Basso and freshman Bramm.


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You’re not supposed to be scoring touchdowns less than a year after serious knee and hamstring injury, but don’t tell that to UMD’s standout running back Austin Sikorski. The redshirt sophomore, environmental sustainability major from Plover, Wisc., is nothing short of a pure inspiration for those trying to persevere through athletic injury. After the Bulldogs’ 2008 championship, all Sikorski was sure of was that it was going to be an honor to play football at UMD. Unfortunately, coming into camp as a freshman, he had broken his foot and actually didn’t practice for the entire year. Going into his second season,

having broken his foot twice and after three surgeries, Sikorski had some doubts. “As I practiced for the first time my second year, part of me doubted that my foot would ever be in the condition to play again,” he said. However, as fall camp went by and the first game rolled around, he had no doubt he was ready. What followed would be a very successful first five games where Sikorski emerged as the tough and shifty back the team could rely on. It was in the sixth game, homecoming against Northern State, where injury struck again. During the second drive of the game, while running towards the end zone, a Northern State defender went to tackle Sikorski. “I took a helmet to the knee, as soon as it happened, I knew it was the end of my season,” he said.

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The play did in fact knock Sikorski out for the remainder of the year, as he had to deal with the injury to his knee, PCL and LCL, and hamstring. Being used to watching from the sidelines made the process no easier. “The first couple weeks were hard,” Sikorski said, “The doctors just kept saying it needs more time and I started to have my doubts once again.” see SIKORSKI, B2

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With the help of teammates Nate Zuk and Joe Akey, who both had also suffered multiple knee injuries over the course of their careers, Sikorski found a way to stay positive and focused. “Zuk was the type of guy that would get under your skin to make you work harder,” Sikorski said. “Joe is more of the typical motivator, but I can’t thank those guys enough.” Through the combination of teammate encouragement and months of rehab, Sikorski entered his third season as a Bulldog with the knee giving him very little problems. In fact, he now labels his knee as “strong as ever”. Anyone who has taken the time to watch the running back through the first five games of the Bulldogs’ young season, would have to say it looks that way as well. Usually rotating between two or three runners throughout the game, Sikorski has been split-

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After dropping their first game of the season, the Bulldogs came out firing on all cylinders, taking two important wins in compelling fashion and showcasing their dominance. The Bulldogs responded after coming off a rough defeat. “It was a great response by them coming off a tough lost on the road,” said head coach Jim Boos. “We certainly didn’t play very well in the second half of that match. We had a great week of practice and we came out with the intensity we needed.” In the opening set against the No. 4 Golden Bears, with the score tied at nine a piece, the Bulldogs pulled ahead on a 9-1 run and took control of the set. Concordia sparked a mini rally of their own, but it was too late. The Bulldogs won the first set 25-20, taking a 1-0 lead. Then the Golden Bears made things interesting, squaring the match at one all after two. Coming out of break, the Bulldogs took command in the third set. With Julie Rainey serving at 10-9, the Bulldogs opened a slight edge to lead by six points but Concordia would claw back and tie it at 19. After trading points, Rainey would soon serve again and get the Bulldogs to set point, where Monica Turner blasted a shot through Concordia defenders to end the set. In the fourth set, the Bulldogs used the energy from the previous set to put the hammer down on


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the Bulldogs rebound into the top five of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Poll. The AVCA released their latest poll slotting the Bulldogs at number three overall. Nebraska-Kearney, who is undefeated so far this season (15-0), holds the top spot receiving 31 out of 32 first-place votes. The race for the NSIC title is in full swing with just over half the conference schedule remaining. The Bulldogs are 6-1 in conference play and are currently in a three-way tie for second place with Southwest Minnesota State and Wayne State. Seven teams are all within two games of each other. “We can’t get too carried away,” said Boos. “It is still very early in the season and in the next following weeks we have some long road trips. You can’t take anything for granted. We have to take the energy and apply it on the road.” The captain of the Bulldogs also stressed how important it is to win games on the road. “We would love to continue this kind of play and win the game we should and win the NSIC title and host regionals here,” said Lochner. “We need to go into these games with a lot of determination and energy and get the other team to play our game.” The Bulldogs will travel to North Dakota to take on two NSIC opponents this weekend. They will face Minot State Friday night. It will be the first ever meeting between Minot and UMD. Then, they will turn around and battle the University of Mary on Saturday.

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game went to UMD’s Zoe Hickel and the Bulldogs pulled out the win. The Bulldogs easily outpaced the Whitecaps in shots, 33-24. Black minded the net for the first two periods, allowing two goals on 10 shots. She was relieved in the third by Carlstrom, who stopped all 12 shots she faced. “Kayla played the majority of the game yesterday and had a much stronger performance, so she played the majority of today for that reason,” Miller said Saturday. “But Sofia came in and played very well too.” The game got a little chippy at the end, with several body checks resulting in penalties for both teams. Jenna McParland left the game after a hit into the boards in the third and did not return. But the Bulldogs didn’t seem worse for the wear and were happy with the weekend sweep. “We’re happy to have two wins, but we don’t really focus much on whether we win or lose these games. It’s really truly about playing everyone,” Miller said. “We give everyone some basic things to do and hope they can be consistent and do that, so you have a foundation to build off of next weekend.” The Bulldogs will get their first big test next weekend when they host WCHA rival Ohio State in a pair of games at Amsoil Arena.

Concordia. They jumped out to an early lead and never trailed. UMD won the final set 25-17 with 4-0 runs three separate times. They took the match 3-1. “It’s an amazing feeling to come out and beat Concordia, especially after the loss on the road,” senior Kalli Lochner said. “That was probably the best game we have ever played against Concordia. They are a great team and we played an excellent game.” UMD turned around the next day to beat No. 10 Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Mavericks would give the Bulldogs problems. The Mavericks played nearly error-free ball, eliminating a seven-point lead and playing extra points. Despite the 10 Bulldogs errors, UMD won 26-24. UMD trailed the first half of the second set before the serving game of the Bulldogs gave the Mavericks trouble. UMD used Katie Ledwell’s serve to go on a 6-0 run to take a slim 15-13 lead. The Bulldogs eventually won the second set as both teams traded points. Finally, the Bulldogs awoke and stormed out of the final set. With Rainey behind the line serving, the Dogs went on runs of seven and nine to close out the Mavericks. “We did a great job of serving this weekend,” said Lochner when asked about the job Rainey and others did from the serving line. “We were able to make it difficult for (our opponents) to execute their offense.” With Southwest Minnesota State handing them their first loss of the season the previous week, the pair of home victories helped


The Bulldogs had a 4-0 lead late in the second period, but the Whitecaps mounted a rally to make the game close. A late second-period goal from Amy Stech and two early third-period goals from Allie Thunstrom and Jessica Tyra put the Whitecaps back in the game. Freshman goalies Kayla Black and Sofia Carlstrom, who are battling for the starting spot, split time in the net for the Bulldogs. Black stopped all 12 shots she faced before being relieved by Carlstrom, who allowed three goals on 14 shots. Saturday brought a repeat of Friday. Again, the Bulldogs took a big lead early and again the Whitecaps rebounded to make the game close. UMD spread around scoring again, netting goals from junior Jamie Kenyon, Winberg and junior Katie Wilson. But UMD’s early 3-0 lead didn’t last long. Minnesota’s Thunstrom proved to be a pest to the Bulldogs again, scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes of the second period. However, the final goal of the

es and running in for four. To suffer a loss after a stellar performance from the leader of the team is sobering. “We want to be playing our best football at the end of the year, so we need to build on this game, be more assignment sharp and limit negative plays offensively and limit big plays defensively,” he said. “We can continue to get better on both sides of the ball as well as on special teams.” Knowing now what they can work on, the Bulldogs will turn their focus to Minnesota StateMoorhead, which comes to Duluth this weekend for a night game Saturday.


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Despite continuing to play well enough to win on offense, the UMD defense was exposed in the second half. The secondary was challenged outside and gave up big plays in the passing game as a result of not getting pressure up front on the passer. To their credit, an explosive St Cloud offense was a huge challenge to defend. Vogler put in a valiant effort, arguably one of the most impressive showings of his Bulldog career – throwing two touchdowns pass-

ting the majority of the reps with standout redshirt freshman Logan Lauters. Through healthy competition and cohesiveness the two backs have developed a solid relationship. “Logan and I have a lot of respect for each other,” Sikorski said. “We have similar abilities and he’s a talented runner. As the season progresses our relationship has as well.” The same goes for the rest of the running back core. “Our entire running back core is pretty close and we like to joke around with each other during practice,” he said. Leading the team in both rushing yards and touchdowns, Sikorski has put the effects of hard work, dedication and persistence on display for all UMD fans to see. When asked about the future goals for him and the team moving forward, Sikorski put it very shortly, “Win conference, win the natty, and stay healthy.” Coming from a player with such a complicated and tested young career, the simplicity of that statement couldn’t sound much sweeter.


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Imagine being out on a bike excursion all day. You have miles and miles of riding ahead of you through the rugged terrain of the north woods. It’s just you against the wild. This past weekend, Duluth played host to the fourth annual Heck of the North gravel bike race. “Gravel racing introduces something different. It is a new sport that is not familiar to this area,” said Dan Glisczinski, a professor at UMD who rides in these gravel races. “At first, I was like, ‘Why would I want to ride gravel?’ But after one race, it rocked.” The Heck of the North, held for the last four years in Duluth, is the second to last in a series of eight gravel races all throughout Minnesota. UMD professors John Hatcher and Glisczinski both ride in these gravel races. The season kicks off in April with the Ragnarok in Red Wing, Minn., and continues through late October, ending the season with “The Dirt Bag” in St. Cloud. Jeremy Kershaw has put on the Heck of the North (most just refer to it as the Heck) for the last four years. The event was inspired by other gravel races, like the Almonzo 100 and the Ragnarok 105, that take place in the southern part of the state. “I was completely re-inspired to do something like it in the Duluth area,” said Kershaw. “So I ordered county maps and started scouring … and realized that we had the potential for something like that up here.” The Heck starts just outside of Duluth and traverses some 50 miles north to Brimson before it returns to Duluth. All told, the race course encompasses about 100 miles. Most of the race is on gravel back roads, but some sections include doubletrack trails and snowmobile trails. The infamous Brimson snowmobile trail actually forces riders to cross a wet and muddy bog.

“You never know what you are In the days of some amateur bike although for others it took up to 10 going to expect. Mile 40 to 70 just races reaching into the hundreds of hours to roll across the finish line. sucks,” Hatcher said. “The whole dollars just to enter, the entrance Cold beverages awaited those time all you can think about is how fee for the Heck is just a postcard. who crossed the finish line. Soon, much your legs hurt and why you It costs no money to enter and the exhuastion of the race was are doing this.” the prizes are simple medals or replaced by the feeling of accomTraining for these events is cru- donated goods. Kershaw looks to plishing something difficult and cial. Glisczinski is all about wak- provide a unique experience more the wincing faces of riders were ing up and being healthy. He said than anything else. replaced by smiles and tales from his training routine starts off right “To give T-shirts or water bot- the race. away in the morning by doing core tles, people’s closets are full of that “The mind has such a good way and going for a ride before break- stuff,” said Kershaw, “I’m looking of filtering out the good in these fast. He exercises every day and to provide an event that is an amaz- events that you forget about the mixes it up by hitting it hard a cou- ing experience.” bad,” said Hatcher. ple times a week and using other The elite riders tackled the *Parts of this story were contribdays as balance fat-burn mainte- race in about 5 hours 30 minutes, uted by Eric Lemke. nance days. “The preparation is one of the best parts of these races because it promotes living a good healthy life,” said Glisczinski. Hatcher said, “You prepare by riding as much as possible, like every day. They say it’s good to do a mix of long and short days and different levels of exertion so the body can recover.” The twist to these races is that you are completely self-sufficient. There are no food stops or any kind of support along the way. As a rider, whatever you pack for the day’s journey is all you have. If you happen to have mechanical difficulties with your bike, you must fix it yourself. The idea of the races may seem Riders forge ahead on a Duluth back road JEREMY KERSHAW/SUBMITTED intimidating, but you can count during the Heck of the North. on your competitors to get you through the day. Though different riders with different experiences, Hatcher and Glisczinski both agreed that the environment of the gravel races supports a great sense of camaraderie. In the mountain or road races they have ridden in, they say the other riders care more about who has the most cuttingedge equipment and focus purely on the competition aspect. In gravel races, the riders will mingle amongst themselves and help each other out while racing, and do it more for the overall experience. “The races provide expressions of opportunity to mature in the way you compete,” said Glisczinski. “You compete with each other compared to against each other.”

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The UMD Department of Theatre is trying something different this semester with its Stage II student-run theatre program. The first production of its kind, “Smoke and Mirrors,” is a collection of seven 10-minute plays all written and directed by UMD students. “It’s an idea I’ve been thinking about since January,” said Joshua Stenvick, director of the production. “I just kind of thought about it and then April came around and I submitted my idea of a short play festival.” Stenvick started putting this production in motion at the end of spring semester 2012.

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Over the summer he started working on the scripts and preparing for rehearsals, which started the second week of classes this semester. This was Stenvick’s first time directing a show. He found having seven different plays did present a challenge, with not only directing but also choosing which plays to run. “I just put out a blanket submission email to the department,” Stenvick said. “And from there I got a few and read through them all. There were a lot of great plays that were submitted that would have been really fun to do, but I wanted to find a general theme, something that linked the plays together.” All seven acts in the production deal with truth and things

cussed communication, which is key for any relationship to continue in the direction you desire. How many times have you two hung out? Did your time together seem to be engaging or did it feel like pulling teeth? There can be many factors for these swings in emotions that you’re seeing. It could have been a bad week for her; a busy schedule or she just didn’t know how to react to your advances. Whatever the case may be, don’t become discouraged and give up so easily. If you truly like this girl, make it known. Over analyzing facial expressions or looking for deeper meanings in something you or she said can drive you crazy. Quit the anxiety-ridden worries and cut to the chase with her. Tell her that you like her and the potential you two might have together. This gets directly to the problem and will open up the line of communication between you two. If she doesn’t feel the same way, you’ve got some options. You can either try to maintain a healthy friendship, leaving a chance open for the future or you can jump ship. Rejection can be tough but don’t beat yourself up. You can’t make someone like you and you shouldn’t try to tailor yourself to what she is looking for as well. Don’t think of things you did wrong or could have said differently. Look upon this as a building experience, regardless of the outcome. Hope things work out for the best. Alex Leone

Jared Walz shouts at an embarrassing friend during one of the rehearsals for one of the seven plays at Weber Music Hall. The productions were part of the Stage II group.

not always being how they appear. Stenvick set up separate time to meet with each of the seven playwrights to discuss their plays, and what they thought about characters and themes. He strove to know what each playwright’s vision was. “He wanted all the playwrights to give input and make suggestions,” said Rick McLean, a UMD senior and one of the seven playwrights. “He really worked with the playwrights and wanted us to be as involved as possible.” Stage II puts on a few productions each year, giving students an opportunity to get involved with a part of theatre they may not have much experience in. This is the first time Stage II has done a production like “Smoke and Mirrors.” “This was a great opportunity


because it kind of just fell into my hands,” McLean said. “It’s like, here’s a great opportunity to see some of your work put on stage and read by actors.” Stenvick has a background in acting, but this is his first time directing. “The big reason I felt I wanted to do the 10-minute play is it’s something not a lot of people know about,” Stenvick said. “It’s the starting point for a lot of the training that playwrights and actors go through when they take playwriting classes.” In the 10-minute play you learn about structure, theme and character development. Every aspect of playwriting must be crammed into the small amount of time. “The material is usually packed

What’s in a name?



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Anyone who has ever read the signs around campus has probably noticed the impossible-topronounce name of the Endazigikinoo’amaading Building. Most students just skip even attempting to pronounce the name, calling it the Education Building instead. Completed in October of 1981, the building was used as a Social Science Building. It also housed the School of Business and Eco-


with conflict and drama,” Stenvick said. “You don’t have the time to build things up. Information needs to get to the audience quickly.” Although the experience has been a whirlwind, Stenvick says it has been a lot of fun and a challenging experience. “The people who deserve the most credit are the designers and the actors,” Stenvick said. “We’re in Weber Music Hall. Normally we’re in an actual theatre, our own comfort zone. Our designers know what they can and cannot do, but in the Weber there were so many restrictions, so many things that we can’t do, that the designers really stepped up.”

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nomics until 2008 when the Labovitz School of Business and Economics was built. The Education Department was then moved to this location after renovations in 2009 and was renamed Endazigikinoo’amaading. The name means “The place of teaching and learning together” in the Native Ojibwe language. In the Ojibwe language and culture, education is conceptualized as a tradition of reciprocal teaching and learning.




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Brittany Mingo and Bailey Boots turn on the emotions in “Facing The Bear.” The play touched upon the difficulties of a mother daughter relationship.

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Maybe you have a story like this: you’re walking down the hall. Perhaps you’re on your way to a class or to the bus stop. While walking you happen to stride by a conversation that’s been going on for a bit. You happen to overhear something, often out of context, that just makes you go “Wait, what?” But time gets the best of you, and you’re unable to gain that context. This is what leads to interesting stories, and this is what led to the Overheard at UMD Facebook page. The group supports “listening to other people’s conversations around campus.” Overheard at UMD has found a unique audience. Sitting at over 4,700 members, Overheard has become quite a sensation. Overheard at UMD is a Facebook page where students can post and share the random

thing about Overheard is, neither Disanto nor Miller could really say. Miller said that it is probably “the whole thing in general.” He said that they have made so many memories with the page over the years that he can’t pick just one thing. For Disanto it is roughly the same story. “Probably just the random videos and pictures people post that just happen,” Disanto said. Both of them talk highly of the memories they have made, and how they hope the page continues after they graduate. So where does Overheard go from here? Miller said he would like to see the page passed on to new owners after he and Disanto graduate, preferably to freshmen who can monitor the page throughout their college careers. Miller plans on making a post on the page explaining the plan to pass it along and hopes to see interest for the page’s future.

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comments they hear around campus. The page was created by Brian Miller and Jake Disanto during their freshman year. “It didn’t take off right away and we kind of joked about it,” Miller, a senior here at UMD, said. Miller said that the idea came from a story he was telling his friends. He overheard someone in the hallway saying something ridiculous. At first Miller and Disanto put the comment on Facebook as a sort of joke. Neither of them expected it to take off as much as it did, especially Disanto. “I didn’t think anyone would even like it,” Disanto said. It was not until the page hit the 1,000-member mark and they overheard people talking about the page around campus that they realized how big it had become. Miller estimates it was about a year and a half since the page’s original inception when it hit the big time. When asked what their favorite


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