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President Barack Obama will be leading the United States for four more years following a victory in Tuesday’s 2012 presidential election. “Tonight … the task of perfecting our union moves forward,” President Obama said to an ecstatic Chicago crowd during his victory speech. “It moves forward because of you. We will rise and fall together as one nation and as one people. We know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.” Obama added, “Whether you voted for the very fi rst time or waited in line for a very long time … whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone… you made your voice heard and you made a difference.” Earlier in the day events unfolded according to projections. Governor Mitt Romney carried many of the core states for the Republicans, leaving many of the swing states in limbo. Swing states including Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire and Wisconsin were all carried by Obama as he cruised past the needed 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Obama also carried the state of Minnesota and its 10 electoral votes. Duluth’s support of Obama was a big reason he won the state. The city voted overwhelmingly for Obama with 69.33 percent of the vote at the time of this paper’s publication.

Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor party gathered at Duluth’s DECC on Tuesday night to watch the results come in. The crowd celebrated win after win in what was a big night for the Democratic Party. “I’m really excited, this is great,” Wayne Pulford said at the rally. “To have a Republican president and legislation would be a disaster at this time.” Just before midnight on election night Mitt Romney took the stage to concede the election to Barack Obama. Romney thanked his family and running mate Paul Ryan for the help on his campaign. “I believe in America, I believe in the people of America … and I ran for office because I am concerned about America,” Romney said to a disappointed but supportive crowd in Boston. “Th is election is over… I have left it all on the field… I so wish I would have been able to fulfi ll your hopes to lead this country.” During Romney’s speech, the crowd at the DECC was cheering so loudly that you couldn’t hear what Romney was saying. “We saw victory on the screen,” Aurosa Vautrin said at the rally. “It got hot and loud really fast.” Obama’s victory was not a surprise for Duluth mayor Don Ness. “It’s a good night for democrats,” Ness said. “It’s exciting to see all the hard work… in the state of Minnesota obviously we supported the president and he was reelected.” Reporting from Eric Lemke and Anne Kunkel Christianson was used in the writing of this story.

More complaints surface against UMD employee

UMD soon to update Kirby Student Center BY SHANNON KINLEY



For the second time since 2009, Duluth business owner and University of Minnesota Duluth employee Rod Raymond is under investigation by UMD following recent complaints. Raymond, UMD’s Fitness and Wellness coordinator and co-owner of Burrito Union, the Red Star Lounge, Fitger’s Brewhouse and Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery, has two new complaints against him, which led to the current investigation. As a fitness instructor in 2009, Raymond faced charges after two female students fi led sexual harassment complaints. According to UMD’s investigation report released in 2009, after Raymond’s initial charges, the two women felt he created a “hostile work environment due to sexual harassment.” The 2009 investigation described allegations from five dif!"#$%&''''''

ferent women against Raymond. One woman said he tickled her stomach during a fitness test. Other women said he nuzzled their necks while hugging them. He is also accused of making uninvited sexual overtures including the line, “You remind me of my former girlfriend.” Raymond denied these allegations. The investigation report was written by Dr. Deborah PetersenPerlman, who at the time was director of the UMD Office of Equal Opportunity. She concluded the report with the recommendation to “sever Mr. Raymond’s employee relationship with UMD.” Instead, on July 15, 2009, Raymond was ordered to complete a series of workshops and training modules aimed at the prevention of sexual harassment. Raymond stayed with UMD following the incident, eventually being promoted to his current position as Fitness and Wellness coordinator. He has been on unpaid leave since November of 2011 when he was making close to $45,000 a year.

In February of 2012 Raymond reportedly submitted his own sexual discrimination complaint against UMD, naming numerous female administrators, including former Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, whom he once was a personal trainer for. In the allegations he claimed he was subject to numerous unnecessary investigations. According to a statement made by Raymond’s attorney, Lindsay R.M. Jones, Raymond took his leave from UMD because he alleges other university employees “took it upon themselves as self-appointed vigilantes to seek to force Mr. Raymond to quit or cause the University to terminate his employment out of embarrassment, by engaging in a pattern and practice of intimidation and a public smear campaign with the malicious intent of undermining Mr. Raymond’s reputation in the community, so as to render his continued employment with the University untenable.” UMD is still investigating the two new complaints against Raymond.

Starting spring semester the fi rst floor of the Kirby Student Center will undergo step one of the renovation into a new design and layout that have yet to be determined. The last renovation of the student center was done over 30 years ago. It still has its original layout, design and furniture. “We want to make Kirby a stop and a hangout spot, not just a spot to walk through,” said Director of Kirby Student Center Jeni Eltink. Eltink said that the way the fi rst floor is currently set up is in a bunch of separate pieces: the hall, the offices and the lounge. “We want to create a better flow of the floor and bring everything together. It is a complete redo,” Eltink said. Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Life Corbin Smyth explained the renovation as a revamp of the look and feel. There are currently 20 designers working on proposals of designs that they want to see implemented in the student center. The committee will then pick three of their favorite designs, and after they conduct interviews they will narrow it down to one favorite. The committee, or the evaluation team, is composed of Eltink, Smyth, Pat Keenan from Student Life Operations, John Kessler from Facilities Management, and students Taylor Glynn and Sean Finn.


Eltink said they did not tell any of the designers their ideas because they are interested in seeing what they come up with by themselves. “The designers have to create a proposal not for the committee but for the students. Th is is a student project,” Smyth said. “They should look at it as not winning a design contest but winning student satisfaction.” Come Jan. 17 the committee will know the design and begin step one of this renovation. The discussion of implementing a new student center has long been on the agenda, but the committee met for the fi rst time to discuss this much-needed renovation three years ago. “We see it as a way to freshen up things for current students,” Smyth said. “Th is is phase one of the project. Th is $1.5 million project is mostly being funded through student service fees, which are fees every student of UMD must pay to attend the university. These fees typically go toward enhancing thesstudents’ experiences by providing money to organizations to put on events or campus updates. Facilities Management is also helping the committee fi nd grants to makg the renovation possible. “It will be exciting to see the space come apart in pieces during the spring and come back and see the end product,” Eltink said.



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Republican incumbent U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack and DFL challenger, former U.S. Representative Rick Nolan, had a close fight for the 8th Congressional District seat. At just after midnight Nolan led 51.9 to 48.1 percent, with 43.8 percent reporting. A half hour before that, at around 11:30 p.m. on Election Day, Nolan held a similar lead of 51.6 to 48.4 percent. At that time less than 30 percent of the votes had been counted. DFL candidate Nolan served three terms as Minnesota’s 6th District congressman. Cravaack has been serving as U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 8th District since 2011.

Democrat Amy Klobuchar was announced the winner of the U.S. Senate just minutes after polls closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Overcoming Republican opponent Kurt Bills, Klobuchar won in what many polls are calling a “landslide victory,” and will start her second term leading by a margin of 66 percent. “The trust and confidence you put into me six years ago, you have renewed with your vote today,” said Klobuchar in her acceptance speech. “A lot of long nights, a lot of early mornings, but you know what … it was all worth it. Because of you.” Bills accepted Klobuchar’s win with no regrets. “There’s no shame in not winning,” said Bills in his concession speech. “Only shame in not fighting for what you believe in.” In her second term Klobuchar will continue to work toward increasing Pell Grant allotments for students up to $5,400. She will also continue to stand behind her current positions on jobs and the economy that she hopes will better Minnesota.

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For the marriage amendment, statewide there is a close percentage between the “no” and “yes” votes, with both sides getting about 49 percent of the vote. Again, the blank ballots assisted the lead, with the 1.5 percent of the votes left blank going to vote “no.” St. Louis County has a more dramatic 48 percent of the vote going to the “no” campaign, with only about 39 percent of the votes actively voting “yes” to the marriage amendment. A huge percentage of the votes, nearly 13, were left blank, and thus were counted as “no” votes. This gives a huge 22-point lead against the marriage amendment.


Students eagerly line up to cast their votes BY SHANNON KINLEY

As early as 7 a.m. yesterday morning, students who live on campus lined up outside of the Kirby Ballroom to cast their votes. Any on-campus resident was allowed to vote in the Ballroom yesterday regardless of if they were pre-registered or not, since Minnesota allows for same-day registration. Volunteers from various organizations were on campus encouraging students to vote by offering them cookies and stickers and were answering any questions students may have had about voting. Kate Mensing, who was working with voter protection through Minnesota’s secretary of state, was one of these volunteers. “Basically what we are doing is we are standing around with absolutely no propaganda just trying to answer people’s questions, make sure that the lines are running smoothly and make sure there are no problems,” Mensing said. “If people have come to the wrong precinct, we tell them where to go and figure out registration stuff.” For many freshmen, this was their first time coming out to the polls and to vote. Freshman Emily Young, integrated elementary and special education major, said this is her first time voting in a presidential election. “I am not nervous, just very excited,” Young said while eagerly waiting in line to cast her vote. Young feels it is very important for students to vote. “I think it is important because we are going to

be living in the United States and it’s important to be informed and believe in the person who is in charge,” Young said. It was also freshman Ethan Bauert’s first time voting, and he wasn’t really sure if he was excited or nervous about the process. “If you don’t go and vote then you can’t complain about what happens,” Bauert said. “Representation is why we are here.” Although mainly freshmen and sophomores vote on campus, many students participated in the election through absentee ballots. Freshman Abby Kuzara voted through an absentee ballot just three weeks ago. “I just had to go to the local government get a slip and fill it out, and then three weeks later they sent me the ballot,” Kuzara said. “I knew it would be a little more work but it was worth it.” On the other hand, some sophomores who live on campus are voting elsewhere. Elise Roche, Psychology major, had not cast her ballot yet but planned to later in the day. “I’m extremely excited to vote,” Roche said. “It is important to vote because everyone’s voice matters. This is a very big election, especially for the presidential election as well as the two issues on the ballot (voter ID and gay marriage).” The polling in the Ballroom closed at 8 p.m. with the lines pretty steady throughout the day. Although the percentage of students who live on campus and voted has not been calculated yet, it is estimated that the turnout will be greater than it has been in past election years.

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The Superior Middle School auditorium was packed Friday afternoon with students and community members all patiently waiting to hear Democratic incumbent Vice President Joe Biden. Blue campaign signs with the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forwardâ&#x20AC;? displayed waved from crowd members surrounding the stage set at the center of the room. Hilary Peterson, a UWS student, spoke about womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rights being affected by this election, she introduced the vice president to the 1,100 waiting voters surrounding the stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are such gigantic opportunities,â&#x20AC;? Biden said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Th is country has such gigantic opportunities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for us to pull together.â&#x20AC;? Biden took a few moments to express his sympathy to those on the East Coast affected by Hurricane Sandy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First of all Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of the way the president handled this,â&#x20AC;? Biden said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also equally as proud of the Democrats and Republicans. My mom used to have an expression she would say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Joey, with everything bad, something good will come if you look

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEWS INTERNA attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.” Jefferson’s words are especially poignant in modern America. Yes, many Americans complain about the frivolous comments, present in the media, on the U.S. election from body language analysis to what the candidates are wearing. But Americans should feel lucky they have so much information at their disposal. Yes, some of the commentary is irrelevant, but it is much better to have too much information than too little. There has been dismay that debates are with a population of under 100,000 people purely spectacle, showmanship. Many is considerably smaller than my home- voters have been subjected to different town. Yet, it still has a “capital” feeling to versions of the same numbers, whether it it. What do I mean by that? There is an be unemployment levels, energy policies, ever-present feeling of and so forth. However, an election. Recently this is only part of the starting in the Master story. Another foundof Advocacy and Politiing father, John Adams, cal Leadership program said, “Facts are stubAmerican voters have here at UMD, I have born things; and whatan incredible amount of witnessed Minnesoever may be our wishes, tans deeply concerned resources at their disposal to our inclinations, or the about the future of the search the facts and check dictates of our passion, United States. There is for themselves the claims the they cannot alter the an unfailing view that state of facts and evicandidates have made. politics can be changed dence.” American votfrom within. I have seen ers have an incredible constant ads, campaign amount of resources at signs, and voter drives. their disposal to search News channels analyze anything from the facts and check for themselves the broader policy differences to the clothing claims the candidates have made. Think of the candidates are wearing. all the fact-checking websites, the 24-hour Thomas Jefferson once said, “Whenever news media, blogs, YouTube videos, etc. the people are well informed, they can be American democracy is thriving more trusted with their own government; that than ever because of the essentially unlimwhenever things get so far wrong as to ited information at all of your disposal. You

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Aristotle once said, “Man is by nature a political animal.” Well, that statement is particularly true when it comes to the people of the United States of America. Before coming here, I mostly grew up in Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Living in the capital, I’ve grown up and worked in politics. When I moved to Duluth, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was excited to be in the midst of a presidential election. I had watched the debt ceiling debacle, among other fights last year, and became skeptical of the functionality of American democracy. However, I was wrong. Here are my observations on the American political system from my outsider perspective. America remains an example of how democracy works. Despite the gridlock in Congress, Americans remain optimistic and passionate about the future of their country. John Winthrop’s famous line about America being “a city upon a hill” is still relevant for your democracy. Duluth,



can now watch what a candidate may have said years ago on YouTube, you can search the facts on unemployment for yourself. The facade of American democracy may show decay and a lack of truth, but the situation is one of a completely empowered electorate. A presidential candidate is subject to intense scrutiny, an unbelievable vetting process. Almost everything a candidate once said is publicized. Most Americans have the benefit of almost complete transparency in the voting process. This may not seem present in your government, but the election brings back the best in American democracy. Yes, the fight is very negative this year, but political ads and debates are not necessary in choosing a candidate anymore. There is far more information available beyond the traditional means of conveying a message. American government may be broken. However, that can be changed. American democracy is still working brilliantly. And as FDR argued, “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” Your democracy is still something to be proud of. The race for the presidency remains perhaps the toughest litmus test in the entire world. American government can be functional again. Americans must demand more from their representatives. This can be done if the passion I have seen here in Duluth from these elections continues after Nov. 6.

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The story of Rod Raymond is becoming vaguely cinematic. It starts with abuse of authority, when Raymond had allegedly harassed at least two students in 2009. It climbs into the procedural response, where the school investigates the report. It then reaches a bizarre level of drama when two school officials (a vice chancellor of student affairs and director of the Office of Equal Opportunity) who recommend Raymond’s dismissal are ignored and then reassigned positions by the then Chancellor Martin. At this point, the infamy extends to cyberspace. Articles are out revealing allegations of sexual harassment, and so many comment sections are overflowed with passionate defenses and attacks on his character and conduct. Cue the public outrage in the comment sections of online newspapers and blogs (yes, there are pages. I suggest reading them for anyone even partially bloodthirsty). Since the first two reports of 2009, the local paper had gotten hold of two more complaints made to the school against the fitness instructor. The number of official complaints is at a count of four now—and the action the school has taken to address this issue of a repeat sexual harassment offender has been minimal. It’s difficult to defend the

actions of this school. To disregard the complaints of the students, even at the point of ignoring the reports of several school officials doesn’t build my confidence in the school’s care of its students. It’s long past an issue of whodunit after the school paid a sum of $30,000 to a student who had reported sexual harassment, after two high-ranking school administrators believed the accounts of multiple victims, and after he was sentenced to what is basically sensitivity training. At this point, it’s impossible to ignore the awareness our school had of the events, and it’s difficult to question the validity of the complaints. It seems a little bit useless to cry solely against the actions of one individual. That Raymond had transgressed several ethical lines seems plain. But in any system, there will always be a wrongdoer. The efficiency and care of the response of the institution becomes the next most important issue. Because the question remains—if the school had received so many complaints, why had Raymond been allowed to still be an affiliate and employee of the school? At best, the continued affiliation is an embarrassment to the school. At worst, it’s an indication of the level of concern it has for the environment of the students. After any action, there must be someone to take responsibility. In cases such as these, made complex

by the authority of Raymond as an instructor, the responsibility is split. There is the responsibility of Raymond to control himself and not sexually harass his students. There is the greater responsibility of the school to acknowledge the transgressions that were made. In settling with a student and allowing the continued employment of Raymond, there is a legitimizing of his actions, and impassive acceptance of his actions. Whatever response the school delivers, we must demand that it’s an active one. In taking responsibility and acknowledging the transgressions of Raymond, he should not only be fired, but the reason for terminating his contract should be clearly stated. He should not leave the school because he intends to pursue a degree; he should be fired because of sexual harassment. Unless the school actively issues a strong reprimand, it shouldn’t be given a free pass. The issue here doesn’t exist only while Raymond is employed—it exists until the school recognizes the mistakes that were made on all parts, candidly and staunchly. The largest power held here is the authority of the school. If it does not take a strong stance against Raymond’s actions, then it is ultimately allowing and tolerating it—and that is the worst-case scenario (following Raymond’s continued credentials as a safe and stable instructor). A strong response from the school is

necessary now, if only to begin to recover from the embarrassment of previous years. Chancellor Martin, who had ignored the opinions of two of her subordinates to cut the employment of Raymond, had written a letter to the Duluth News Tribune explaining that the proper procedure was followed. She noted that Raymond was subjected to “six separate limitations on his conduct” and that he had undergone “two forms of training for him with respect to sexual harassment.” She goes on to say that even though the investigation had not resulted in “the most extreme sanction,” it was still a “reflection of fair consideration.” But to let go of an employee with not one but multiple counts of sexual harassment against him seems an obvious decision of sense, not an extreme response. It’s a basic response to ensure student safety, and to ensure a healthy environment and attitude

toward women. Whichever way the school responds, it will be so incredibly indicative of its priorities. And however undeniable his value as a fitness instructor might be, I’d probably worry if the school found it worth more than the safety of its students. For the most part, the damage is done. Students have been harassed and now two more complaints have been issued against Raymond. One particular student who had initially reported claims of sexual harassment later followed up with a complaint of discrimination, after she felt there was retaliation from Raymond due to her filing a claim. The school had allowed this all to take place. What is left now is how it treats the aftermath. In this new wave of interest in the Raymond case, the school’s decision will certainly be more closely watched. If nothing else, we should hope it’s decisive. Phone: (218) 726-7113 Fax: (218) 726-8246 E-mail letters to: Web site:

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KHGJLK:JA=>K Cross-Country The season came to an end for the men’s and women’s crosscountry teams last weekend at the NCAA Division II Central region in Joplin, Mo. The Bulldogs placed eighth on the men’s side and 12th on the women’s side. Both fi nishes were short of a bid into the NCAA Championships, and no individual runners qualified for either team. Sophomore runner Dan Nielsen led the men’s team, taking 34th overall in the pack of 163 competitors. Freshman Kaelyn Williams paced the women, fi nishing 16th in the field of 179 runners. Fellow NSIC members Augustana, Winona State and the University of Mary were among the national qualifiers on the men’s side, while Augustana and Mankato also qualified in the women’s division. The UMD women will have a core of returning runners next season, but the men lose two of their top runners, Ryan Eason and Cole Toepfer, to graduation. DANIEL BADHWA/STATESMAN


UMD football earns another powerful win BY BILL ZIEGLER

Victorious via a 53-14 rout of the University of Mary was the end result for the Bulldogs football team Saturday at James Malosky Stadium. Valiant efforts on each side of the ball actuated the 39th straight win on their home field. The offense moved up and down the field, beginning on its opening drive, culminating on a nine-yard run in by Logan Lauters for si x. Chase Vogler ran another score in on the next drive that set the tone for the day. His play was nothing short of extraordinary, connecting on 19 of 24 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns. Impressive stats for a full game, except he only played for three quarters. “I feel like offensively we did a good job running the ball and executing in the passing game,” Vogler said. “My biggest takeaway from the game was that if we come into it mentally prepared, we are a tough offense to stop.” Vogler was sharp Saturday, to say the least. The driving factor seems to be having the chemistry with receivers, translating into consistent timing, accuracy and flow of his game. Vogler hit receiver Joe Reichert for a 39-yard touchdown in the second quarter for a score, nailed Zach Zweifel a short time later from 15 yards out, and precisely hung one up 32 yards to Aaron Roth in the third quarter for another touchdown.

Equally as important to the Bulldog’s success was strong defensive play. The group was adaptive and forceful, auspiciously leading them to limit Mary to 251 yards, clobbering the opposing quarterback with seven sacks and gett ing the ball back in the hands of the offense. Defensive back Travis Nordhus had a career day with nine tackles, half a sack, and an interception. Defensive lineman Buma

Foncham recorded two sacks on the afternoon to complement a momentous day for the Bulldogs. With the season winding down, the Bulldogs are fi nding their stride. Junior defensive end Jordan Bauman, who is sitt ing out the year while he batt les cancer, has seen a serious change in his defense. “Right now we are playing as good as we have all year,” said Bauman. “We are playing with confi-

dence and that is critical to what we need to do on the field.” If the defense can match Bauman’s intensity, it will prosper. The Dogs will continue their quest for a fi ft h consecutive NSIC Championship and a third NCAA Division II Championship as they face Northern State this Saturday at home to close out the regular season.

The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team is the defending NCAA Division I champion and unanimous No. 1 team in the country. They sure played like it this weekend, although the shorthanded UMD women gave them a run for their money. The Gophers swept the Bulldogs in pair of games last weekend at Amsoil Arena. UMD fell 4-0 in the fi rst game of the series Friday in front of 1,267 fans, but the Bulldogs had a much stronger showing than the scoreboard indicated. Although the shots were near even (27-24 Minnesota), the Gophers were able to cash in on the power play, scoring twice with a man advantage, while UMD went 0-for-3. The two teams skated an uneventful fi rst period, but Minnesota exploded on the scoreboard

The UMD volleyball team picked two more wins this week to improve to 25-2 on the year and 16-2 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. On Thursday, the Bulldogs hosted Bemidji State in the annual Dig for the Cure game to help the fight against breast cancer. The Bulldogs won in straight sets batt ing a season-high .460 hitting percentage and collecting nine serving aces, also tying a season-high on the year. On Saturday, UMD wrapped up the season series against Minnesota Crookston taking all three games easily as three Bulldogs smashed double-digits kills (Lange, Monica Turner, and Mariah Scharf) and Ashley Hinsch recorded her fourth double-double of the year with 41 assists and 12 digs. The Bulldogs return home for the fi nal week of the regular season against Minot State (Friday, Nov. 9) and the University of Mary (Saturday, Nov. 10).




Women’s hockey swept by Gophers BY TOM OLSEN


with three goals in the second. Bethany Brausen scored midway through the period and Maryanne ALEX LEONE/STATESMAN Menefee doubled the lead just 30 ^ĞŶŝŽƌ<ĂƟĞtŝůƐŽŶƐŚŽŽƚƐĂŶĚŚŝƚƚŚĞƉŽƐƚ seconds later. Th ree and a half ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚƚŚĞhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJŽĨDŝŶŶĞƐŽƚĂŽŶEŽǀ͘ϯ͘ minutes later, Menefee was at it again, giving Minnesota a big 3-0 Black stopped 23 of the 27 shots Raaty stopped all 17 shots she lead. she faced. faced, fi nishing 40-for-41 in the UMD’s Jamie Kenyon put the “(Raty’s) a great goalie and series. Black again started in net Bulldogs on the board with her she’s tough, but we can’t let that for the Bulldogs and was hit for the fi rst goal of the season early in the intimidate us,” Kenyon said. “She’s loss in her 29-save performance. third, but that was all UMD could aggressive and will come out and Facing the nation’s top team is muster. Minnesota’s Megan Bozek challenge us. We just need to take enough of a challenge in itself – scored the game’s fi nal goal and shots and look for the backdoor but the Bulldogs also played the the Gophers took the 4-0 victory. opportunities.” series shorthanded, missing three “We played really well in the On Saturday, the Gophers of their top six forwards. fi rst and stuck to the game plan showed the strength of their team, “We are struggling on offense and played with them in the third,” dropping the Bulldogs 4-0 and with all of the injuries we have,” said UMD head coach Shannon outshooting them 33-17. Miller said. “We have to play Miller. “I don’t know why we broke It was domination by the good defense and win 1-0 and 2-1 down in the second. We played Gophers from the start, with games.” six outstanding periods against UMD only putt ing up three shots The Bulldogs will now take a Wisconsin (three weeks ago) and in the fi rst period and four in the weekend off and prepare for a road didn’t allow a single goal.” second. matchup against WCHA rival St. Minnesota goalie Noora Raty, Minnesota got two goals from Cloud State next Friday and Satalways a thorn in UMD’s side, Bozek in the game, one from urday. took the win with a 23-save per- Amanda Kessel and an empty-net formance. UMD freshman Kayla goal from Rachel Ramsey.

On Saturday afternoon, head coach Matt Bowen introduced the 2012-13 men’s basketball team in an exhibition 91-65 win over the University of Wisconsin Superior. The Yellowjackets kept the game within single-digits at halft ime (44-36) but the Bulldogs came out of tunnel in the second half on fi re. UMD shot 63 percent from the floor in the second half, including 7 of 10 from downtown to eventually pull away. Brett Ervin had a game-high 21 points on the night after a slow fi rst half. Transfer newcomer Ben Bucholz came off the bench and was effective. Bucholz also fi nished with a game-high 21 points and added 11 boards in 17 minutes of play. The Bulldogs’ stymie defense was led by Austin Pohlen, who had six steals on the night. UMD starts its regular season off with a home game against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside on Sunday.


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A couple of years ago, Alivia Del Basso was rehabbing her knee in her hometown Perth, Australia. Today, you can fi nd her skating with Duluth’s best at Amsoil Arena. A former figure skater and soccer player, Del Basso started playing boys hockey at age 11. And no, that is not a typo. There wasn’t a girl hockey league available for competition, so Del Basso taught the young gentlemen of Perth a few things about the sport of hockey. After three years (2006, 2008, 2010) of playing with the junior selects Australian National Team, Del Basso graduated from St. Mary’s Anglican Girls School. She

had previously planned on leaving for the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, British Columbia to fi nish up her last year of education. However, due a knee injury, her plans were delayed. It was after a year at the academy and a run with Australia’s senior national team for the second time that Del Basso’s coach convinced her to pursue hockey in college. “Ever since I knew it was an opportunity, I knew it was a goal I wanted to achieve,” Del Basso said. She proceeded to send out an assemblage of various highlight clips to different university coaches within the United States. UMD’s head coach, Shannon Miller, was one of those coaches.


The toughest stretch of the schedule for the UMD women’s basketball team might come right off the bat. The Bulldogs will open their season against some stiff competition this weekend at a tournament in San Antonio. “We’re opening up against some amazing Division II talent and I think that’ll be a real test to our squad,” said fi ft h-year head coach Annette Wiles. UMD plays Central Oklahoma and St. Mary’s (Texas) on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, to open the season. Their home opener will come as a part of a men’s and women’s doubleheader against Michigan Tech on Saturday, Nov. 17. The team enjoyed a successful 2011-12 campaign, fi nishing with an overall record of 18-10 and a 15-7 fi nish in the NSIC, good for fourth in the conference. The Bulldogs earned a NCAA Division II Tournament berth, but dropped their fi rst game to Metro State. The early departure from the playoffs hasn’t left the minds of players and coaches. “We’ve made it to the national tournament two out of the three years I’ve played, but we’ve never won a game in the national tournament,” said senior co-captain Courtney Doucette. “So that would be a good way for me as a senior to go out, just get that win in the national tournament. That’d be awesome.” That’s a common goal for players and coaches: Get the team’s fi rst NCAA Tournament win since 2005. “We’d like to go to the national tournament and then of course we’d like to advance one game past,” Wiles said. “We’d like to get a fi rst win in the national tourna-

ment under our belt.” Doucette and junior power forward Katrina Newman are in position to be the team’s top scorers this season. Doucette averaged 12.8 points per game last season while Newman averaged 14.4. The Bulldogs have several other mainstays in the lineup, including senior co-captain Kaiya Sygulla and sophomore Alyssa Kerkhoff at point guard, junior Josephine Salmon at shooting guard, and sophomore Jessica Newman and junior Megan Lueck at small forward. But if the Bulldogs are going to fi nd success this season, they are also going to have to rely on some young players. Nine of the team’s 16 listed players are either freshmen or sophomores. There are some positions to be fi lled on the squad, notably at center where the Bulldogs will need to replace Emma Van Winkle, a standout player who graduated last year. Junior Hannah Rutten and freshman Abbie Whitney could see time in the center position. “We feel like the nucleus of our squad is kind of our sophomores and our juniors,” Wiles said. “When we were in the national tournament last year we kept looking out on the court and saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to be prett y good maybe for a couple years because we’re going to have this returning group for at least two more seasons.’” The adjustment for the younger players has been smooth sailing, by all accounts, thus far. “Our preseason went well, all the girls are very competitive and that’s always good to see in our team,” said Katrina Newman, a past NSIC Freshman of the Year award winner. “I’m just excited for all of us to be on one team and start playing.”

“Coach Shannon called one day saying they were really interested, and things kind of followed from there,” Del Basso said. Th ings surely have already started to fall into place for the freshman exercise science major. Despite her youth she has seen regular minutes and opportunities out on the ice. “Coach is very fair,” Del Basso said. “Although I’m not up to the same skill quite yet, I think she sees hard work and good att itude, and I try to bring that.” In regards to how the hockey program is run, Del Basso couldn’t be happier. “I hadn’t even imagined it would be like this, we get treated like professionals,” Del Basso said. “Everyone is so into it, everyone wants to help, and the coaches will go out of their way to make sure you understand everything.” For Del Basso, the program’s willingness to look out for inter-

national players, like herself, adds to the att ractiveness of UMD women’s hockey. “To me, the most appealing part of this program is how international it is,” Del Basso said. The UMD women’s hockey program is, in fact, represented by quite the diverse group of women. “Six of the players speak English as a second language,” Del Basso said. “That kind of diversity adds a certain quality to the team.” The coaches and players definitely go out of their way to make things comfortable with the team, and although UMD is a long way from home, Del Basso still gets to experience a sense of family. “Compared to the teams I’ve been on in the past, we’re super close,” Del Basso said. “We’re an accepting group, and I think that makes it more of a family environment.” Perhaps that’s one of the most inspiring aspects of a UMD

When the University of Minnesota Duluth joined the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the old DECC Arena was yet to be built, Brett Hull was about 15 years away from suiting up in a Bulldogs sweater and a man by the name of Raymond Darland served as the school’s provost. A member of one of college hockey’s most competitive conferences since 1965, the UMD men’s hockey team is set to depart the WCHA at season’s end, perhaps leaving behind nearly a half-century of memories, rivalries and traditions. “The whole reason I chose UMD was to be in the WCHA,” said senior defenseman Drew Olson. “I’m just glad that I got to fi nish out the last year here in the WCHA.” The Bulldogs will be moving to the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey

women’s hockey program that has won five out of the last 11 national titles. Not that it necessarily helps make UMD feel like Perth, Australia – but for Alivia Del Basso, it helps make UMD feel a litt le more like home.

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In playoff mode for the last three weeks, the playoff run came to a close last Wednesday as Minnesota State-Mankato blanked the University of Minnesota Duluth 5-0 in the fi rst round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament. The Bulldogs slid up into the eighth seed of the tournament by going on a five-game unbeaten streak, which included four straight wins that propelled them up and over Concordia-St. Paul for the fi nal spot. “I’m proud of our girls,” said head coach Greg Cane, reflecting on the season. “Our backs were against the wall and we were playing catch up after we struggled in the beginning of the season. We didn’t secure a playoff spot until the last day of the season.” But the Mavericks made sure the Bulldogs wouldn’t advance any further in the playoffs. In the 18th minute, Mavericks’ Nicole Dooher headed the ball past sophomore goalkeeper Marissa Rosa off a corner and minutes later, Tori Meinhardt gave the Mavericks a 2-0 lead. “When you’re in a elimination game and all the chips are in, you go out with an all-out attack when you’re down and hopefully you get a break and get back in the game,” said Cane. Unfortunately, for Cane and the Bulldogs, that didn’t happen. The Mavericks got by the Bulldogs defense for three more goals including two from Korey Kronforst in the 47th and 82nd minutes.

“We didn’t want the season to end that way but it was intriguing to see the mental fortitude of the girls to manage that pressure,” said Cane. “Our ambitions were much higher. Our expectations were being in top four of our conference and that was also added pressure.” Last year, the Bulldogs fi nished 11-6-1 and good enough for third place in the conference and advanced to the semifi nals of the NSIC tournament before being ousted by MSU-Mankato once again. UMD returned this season only losing one senior and was ready to make a playoff push. But, it only got as far as the fi rst round of the NSIC. The Bulldogs fi nished the season 8-7-3. Cane stated it was a rough season for the club. It had a rough month of September, going 2-4-2 and losing four straight games before rebound at the end of September. The Bulldogs fi nished the second half of the regular season 5-2-1. Now that the season comes to a close, coach Cane says goodbye to five Bulldog seniors. “I’m happy about the group of seniors we had. They all had amazing collegiate careers and they gained a lot of experience,” said Cane, thinking back on the moments. “They had a taste of the NCAA tournament when they freshmen and they were always in the mix. Too bad their careers ended the way it did.” If this season offered anything, it was that you have to work hard, play hard, keep a good att itude about things and apply yourself to get better.

One more go-around: Final year of WCHA bittersweet for men’s hockey program BY TOM OLSEN

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Conference next season, joining Colorado College, Denver, Miami (Ohio), Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan. The WCHA’s presence at UMD isn’t completely evaporating, however. The conference will live on at UMD through the women’s hockey program, an inaugural member of the WCHA’s women’s division. UMD’s 48th and fi nal season as a member of the WCHA officially kicked off Oct. 26 against Wisconsin. The Bulldogs have won three WCHA regular-season championships, the last coming in 2003, and three playoff tournaments, the last coming in 2009, in the league’s illustrious history. UMD will have one fi nal chance to add to those numbers this year. The precise implications of the conference change are still unclear, but if one thing is for sure, it’s that it’s going to be a big change for the UMD hockey program.

“It’s bittersweet. I’ve only known one conference as a player and coach,” said UMD head coach Scott Sandelin, who played at North Dakota and began his coaching career there. “But at the same time, it’s exciting to start something new. The competitiveness of the new league will be tremendous, just like this league, so that’s not going to change.” Sandelin said he hopes rivalries with teams like Bemidji State, Minnesota StateMankato and Michigan Tech can live on as the teams part ways. “Who knows, we might even go to Anchorage,” he said. Plans are in the works for the five Division I teams in Minnesota – UMD, Minnesota, St. Cloud, Bemidji and Mankato – to take part in a new annual tournament, the Minnesota Cup, at the Xcel Energy Center, beginning in January 2014. “I think it’s important to keep playing those teams for a number of reasons,” San-

Head coach Greg Cane gives a few words about his departing seniors 9k`d]q:jgof “Ashley was a great utility player. We moved her to left back position and she was a bright spot. She could play wherever we needed her. She could jump in on offense but was also stay back and be a solid defender.”

Abby Serreyn “Serreyn was reliable her entire career and really hit her stride this season coming off the bench and giving us a boost. It really showed in the month of October when we started to win games.”

C]dk]q?jYlr “I was surprised by Kelsey. It was quite remarkable that she played at all this season coming off ankle surgery in May. She was important to our team. The numbers don’t show for it, but she was the glue that held the midfield together.”

@YffYAYarrg “After last season we had high hopes for Hanna but it was sad to her get injured this year. But we saw Marissa [Rosa] emerge and Hanna did a great job of teaching and guiding her throughout the year.”

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“Mehrman was reliable and always there. She played injured all the time and was physically and mentally prepared every game. She was the backbone in keeping the team together and helped us get through the rough part of the season. She’s loyal, honest and hardworking, everything you want in a captain.”

delin said. “They’ve been in our league, we’ve played against them, they’re drivable sites for your fans to go to, and they’re good teams, so we’ll continue to try to do that.” The decision by Penn State to add a hockey program, announced on Sept. 17, 2010, set off a chain reaction of events that led to the biggest conference shakeup in college hockey history. The Big Ten Conference quickly announced that it would begin sponsoring men’s ice hockey in 2013. In addition to Penn State, the conference will include current WCHA teams Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as Central Collegiate Hockey Association teams Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. The WCHA, meanwhile, will be made up largely of teams split from the WCHA and the CCHA. Alaska-Fairbanks, Bowling Green, Ferris State, Lake Superior State and Northern Michigan will join the WCHA. “Obviously you never want to see a league go, but this last year we’re going to have a great time playing teams we don’t normally get to see,” said UMD senior Mike Seidel. “It’s going to be tough, but this last year we obviously want to go out on top.”




More conservative harvest expected for deer hunters this year BY LANCE BOEDIGHEIMER BY ERIC LEMKE

Last year’s warm winter might give deer hunters a better shot this season at seeing deer, but an effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making it harder for hunters to harvest does. The 2011 deer hunting season was a fairly slow one in Minnesota, with only just over 192,000 deer harvested among nearly 500,000 registered hunters. But according to Chris Balzer, the Minnesota DNR area wildlife manager in Cloquet, the winter that followed helped set the stage for what is looking to be a much better year. “The mild winter last year allowed for a high survival rate among the deer population, particularly with does and fawns,” Balzer said. “With the newborn fawns surviving along with some of the older ones, we can expect to see a lot of young deer out there this year.” The number of deer may have increased for this year, but with new limit restrictions put on more hunting zones this year, the total number taken won’t necessarily be rising with it. These restrictions are putt ing a limit on the number of antlerless, meaning does (female deer) and fawns (young deer) that can be taken in certain areas of the state. “We want to keep a lot of those does and fawns out there,” Balzer said. “That way the does can reproduce and the fawns can continue to grow, helping the deer population beyond just this year. Hunters will probably see more deer this year, but they will be a bit more limited on

how many they can take.” The restrictions to do this are making almost half of the zones in Minnesota “lottery zones” for antlerless deer, according to the DNR. What this means is that in order to receive a permit for antlerless deer, a hunter has to apply for it and hope to be selected for one. If they are chosen, then the permit allows them to take one antlerless deer that season. These lottery zones are primarily in southeastern Minnesota and northern Minnesota, spots where the deer population isn’t quite as high. Martha Minchak, the DNR assistant area wildlife manager here in Duluth, says that the lower population in the north reflects the fact that they had a harsher winter than most of the state last year. Th is led to a lower survival rate than in the areas that had a more mild winter. She went on to say the limits on antlerless deer will have an impact, but not one that will be seen right away. “It’s a type of strategic management known as adaptive harvest,” Minchak said. “It’s a plan more focused on the future. We were lucky to have a more mild winter in most of the state, so we want to take advantage of it and help keep the population strong, and this is especially important in areas like the north where the survival rate was lower.” Minchak also says that harsh weather conditions don’t only take a toll on the deer, but they also affect the hunters as well, much like last year. “The weather during last year’s season was prett y crummy, which caused hunters to not stay in the woods as long,” she said. “When they’re not out hunting in the woods, then they can’t get any deer. Th is hap-

pened a lot last year.” Though there are more limitations for this year’s hunting season, the deer population numbers show hope for a good turnout. UMD junior Ethan Davis said this was one of the best opening weekends he has seen. “The hunting was fantastic where we were,” he said. “On Sunday alone we got four bucks out of five hunters.” Davis saw the effects of the DNR’s crackdown on antlerless tags. “My brother and I were the only people in our party of six that got doe tags,” he said. Even though he had the opportunity to take a doe this weekend, he didn’t. “All of them were too small,” he said. According to the Minnesota DNR, the statewide harvest for the fi rst weekend was on par with what was expected. The number of does decreased by 20 percent while the number of bucks increased by 8.5 percent. In total about 70,000 deer were harvested this weekend. “That number will probably be slightly higher seeing as that hunters are not required to turn in tags until 24 hours after the season ends,” said Lou Cornicelli, the DNR’s wildlife research manager. The numbers seem to indicate that Minnesota hunters are right on par with what the DNR expects, hunters have to hope for good conditions over the next two weeks in order to keep the hunting good. We’ll just have to wait and see in the next few weeks,” Minchak said. “If the weather has the deer moving this year and keeps hunters in the woods, it really could turn out to be a good year.”

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Sam McCurry couldn’t shake his headaches as a 15-year-old boy living in Chaska, Minn. Advil and Tylenol didn’t take the edge off. Only by chewing on coffee beans and drinking Mountain Dew by the bottle did the headaches seem to subside. It was only after numerous doctors’ visits that McCurry learned he had a large tumor that had been growing inside his head for the past decade of his life. “I turned 15 and got my learner’s permit,” McCurry said. “I started driving and something just felt horribly wrong. I didn’t realize it but at that point I couldn’t see out of my right eye.” McCurry’s migraine headaches were also induced by a case of Hydrocephalus, the swelling of vesicles in the back of his head. “I had no depth perception,” he said. “My brain was compensating and putting everything in my right eye that I wasn’t seeing.” Now 23 years old and a junior at UMD, McCurry does not become offended whether you call him visually impaired or disabled. The fact of the matter is that McCurry is legally blind. McCurry owns a pair of custom-made goggles that help show others what he sees. The blacked out lenses of the swimming goggles shut off all access to light and a small plastic funnel is attached over

the left eye. To get an idea of what this is like, close your right and left eye completely. Now, squint with your left eye as if you were peering into a small telescope. The fuzzy straw-size view that you experience is what McCurry sees day to day. “The CAT scan led to an MRI the same day, which right after led me to (the) children’s hospital for another scan, to brain surgery the following Saturday,” McCurry said. “The doctors figured the tumor had been growing for at least 10 to 12 years by the time it was discovered.” McCurry underwent various surgeries to remove the benign tumor. Doctors began by inserting a shunt—tubing within the body that moves fluids from one area to another to alleviate the swelling due to the Hydrocephalus. A round of radiation therapy and three additional surgeries due to complications would follow before McCurry could begin to adjust to his “new vision.” “Life kind of returned to normal except the fact that I was now blind,” McCurry said as he chuckled. McCurry started wearing different glasses, learning Braille and purchasing new computer software that helped him see the screen better. With help from the school of visual therapists, he began the transition into his new life. McCurry admits his social


life had some difficulties in the beginning. “In high school I couldn’t drive,” he said. “Who’s going to want to get dropped off by their parents at a friend’s house to do something? I couldn’t go out and meet people easily due to my mobility.” McCurry walks down the hall with his white cane, gently gliding on the glossy tile floor ahead of him. People move over slightly to give McCurry more room in the hallway. “People think that because I have a white cane that I can’t see,” McCurry said. “When they find out I can ‘see,’ their perception is that I’m not really ‘blind’ then.” McCurry sought further aid by enrolling at the Light House of the Blind, a school that educates the blind or visually impaired as they transition into their new life. The center gave McCurry additional support for adjusting to life without sight. “We provide training to individuals who have any amount of vision loss, from people being totally blind to people who have declining vision, to help them live a little bit more independently and safely,” said Executive Director for Lighthouse of the Blind Mary Junnila. “I think it’s not an exaggeration to say that miracles happen here,” Junnila said. “People walk out our doors often with very a different vision of their life that they couldn’t even think possible. … They realize that


blindness does not need to stop them from pursuing their dreams and what they want to do in life.” The classes offered at the school discuss basic everyday chores, like learning how to cook, clean, and how to get around in general. McCurry enrolled at UMD in the spring of 2010. “The Duluth Transit Authority was one benefit of going to school up here,” explained McCurry. “I remember walking around on the tour of the school and the guide explained to me that the whole school was connected through a series of tunnel systems. Never having to worry about going outside to get to a class. I’ll take that.” With help from his specially designed computer software and audio textbooks, McCurry is able to maintain a “normal” student routine. His true drive lies in his schoolwork. McCurry studies integrated elementary and special education at UMD. “My whole life, I’ve enjoyed working within the special education programs at school,” McCurry said. “Part of that has to do with my experience I’ve gone through.” Although McCurry admits he might have more than a year left at UMD, he’s not picky when it comes to his future. “I would be fine graduating from UMD and getting offered a job as a special education teacher,” he said. “I’d be happy about that.”

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It’s another Monday morning, and that means the start of another week of school at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). You grab your backpack and start walking to campus, only to realize that it’s not there. A recent graduate of the time, Beatrice Ojakangas, and current student at the time, Jim Heffernan, inform you that you have timelapsed back to 1958, and they take you to the Old Main campus. As they show you around the campus, you realize how different campus life was compared to today. Old Main Park, located at 2305

E. Fifth Street, was where UMD’s campus used to be. According to a 1993 Statesman article titled “A Look at Old Main’s Past,” Old Main was built in 1901 and served as a Normal School. According to “UMD Comes of Age” by Ken Moran and Neil Storch, Old Main officially became part of the University of Minnesota chain in 1947. You go with Ojakangas first. She tells you that she was a home economics major who attended UMD from 1952 to 1956. She takes you through the halls of the Old Main building where all of her classes were held. “This was one of the four majors offered for women,” she says. “The

other three options were nursing, English and teaching. I would have loved to learn to write, but I didn’t have that option.” From there, she takes you back to her old dorm room in Torrance Hall. This all-girls dorm was watched over by a strict housemother. The girls had to check in and out of the building, could not be out later than 10 p.m., and boys were not allowed. “We would play pranks on each other and at night, and some girls would use the fire escape to sneak in and out of the building,” Ojakangas says. “The housemother didn’t even know.” It’s about lunchtime, so the two of you head to the cafeteria in the see OLD MAIN, B5

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basement of Torrance Hall. You take notice of all the students eating and hanging out. Ojakangas tells you she worked in the cafeteria, washing dishes for 79 cents an hour. Over lunch, Ojakangas tells you about the Marriage Ball, a UMD dance hosted by the Engineer Club. The dance was held off campus at Hotel Duluth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big bandsâ&#x20AC;? such as Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington came to accompany the swing style of music. Couples had to stand in a big ring and kiss in front of everyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;draggedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; there by my boyfriend Dick,â&#x20AC;? Ojakangas says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had never kissed him before, and I was forced to in front of everyone. He says it was the best dance, while I say it was the worst.â&#x20AC;? After lunch, Heffernan takes over. He tells you that he is currently a sophomore at UMD. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students are starting to spend more time at the upper campus with the addition of Romano Gym, the library, and Kirby Student Plaza, but all of my classes are still at Old Main,â&#x20AC;? Heffernan says. Heffernan takes you back in the Old Main building to show you where his classes are. You notice kids congregating and smoking by ashtrays outside of classrooms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone seems to smoke,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The nerds and professors smoke pipes while the cool kids smoke cigarettes. Sometimes,

young women are hired to come to campus and hand out free cigarettes to kids.â&#x20AC;? Heffernan takes you to Old Mainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s auditorium and tells you about all the marvelous student productions that he has seen there so far. But you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t spend too much time there because you have to catch a basketball game at the new Romano Gym. Outside, the gym is packed with students waiting to get into the game. The school spirit level is comparable to what you notice at the hockey games from your time. At halftime, Heffernan takes you to the small gym behind Romano. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gym,â&#x20AC;? he tells you. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have girls varsity sports yet.â&#x20AC;? Since youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen everything worth seeing, Heffernan and Ojakangas send you back to your own time zone. Once back in 2012, you rush to the Old Main campus to see what the building looks like today. Disappointment falls over you when you see the building is no longer there. You get in touch with the Duluth Preservation Alliance and talk with a member named Dennis Lamkin about what happened with Old Main since the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;50s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s, when I attended UMD, everything was at the upper campus,â&#x20AC;? Lamkin says. He goes on to tell you that Old Main was vacated in 1985 due to maintenance costs and issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The building burned down in February of 1993 due to vandalism,â&#x20AC;? Lampkin says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Luckily, nobody was hurt.â&#x20AC;?

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beautiful stunning person coming to Christmas with the fam or adding a plus one to his wedding invitation. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too hard him. Remember he is excited about you, and your future together. If him bringing it up is becoming an issue for you then make sure he knows how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re feeling. Tell him that you are excited about the future too, but that it worries you to hear him get too far ahead of where you are. The best thing in a relationship is to be on the same page. What page are you on? If you are enjoying the moment, tell him. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll understand as long as you are clear. -Alex Leone






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Anyone familiar with the current Minnesota rap scene or record label Rhymesayers has probably heard of P.O.S.. Current member of Minnesota rap collective Doomtree and of several other distinct punk and hip hop outfits (such as Marijuana Death Squads) P.O.S is also a talented multi-instrumentalist and has a flourishing solo career. With his latest release "We Don't Even Live Here", P.O.S. shows us an awakening in his instrumentation, lyrics and overall songwriting style. On the opening track "Bumper" he comes in with heavy drums and raps "I take my time with it, I take forever. So sick of work and that clever lets skip ahead to the next. Pushing my own limits I make it better." He couldn't have said it any better with this ! new record. With some of the catchiest hooks you can hear on a hip hop record while still keeping to his unique dark style he has only improved as an artist. Wonderful original backing instrumentation on the record proves that hip hop doesn't need to rely on samples to keep a good flow. Its also interesting in the sense his instrumentation has added a lot of elements of funk, club and punk to his rapping. It sounds as though P.O.S. has become more adventurous and colorful with his songwriting adding funk piano and bass in multiple tracks like "Wanted/Wasted" and "They Can't Come". To the dub/club style synth and heavy beats of "Get Down". He even gets Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon to sing some hooks at the end of the track "How We Land". While listening to the record, you don't think you can get any more out of it until the closer "Piano Hits" which is one of the most chaotic closers of an album I've ever personally heard. This record as a whole unexpectedly keeps you listening for hours and hours. Not saying that it was an unexpectedly good record as P.O.S. is very talented. The record is just unexpectedly inventive and proves that P.O.S. as a solo artist has a lot left to give to the hip hop community and the music scene in general. BY NATE MECHTEL











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Barack Obama wins the Presidency