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UNCmirror.com /UNCMirror @UNCMirror Chili champions

UNC hosts the ninth annual Colorado Combined Campaign Chili Cook-Off Thursday, featuring 17 different chilies. Page 4

Bingo’s a drag

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UNC junior 157-pounder Mitchell Polkowske controls Chadron State’s C.J. Clark in a hold as the referee looks on. Polkowske pinned Clark 2:28 into the first period. The Bears beat the Eagles Thursday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

The UNC wrestling team split two duals over the weekend to kickoff its 2013-2014 season. The University of Northern Colorado (1-1) defeated Chadron State Thursday 17-9 before losing 33-12 to No. 17 Northwestern Friday. See Wrestling on page 13

Travel Channel’s “Making Monsters” focuses on Greeley nightmare factory Gina Gresko

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As you ascend the paint chiplittered stairs into to a seemingly commonplace warehouse, the distinct smell of latex pinches the nose and the low rumble of machinery echoes close by. Welcome to Distortions Unlimited, one of Greeley’s best kept secrets. With a description right out of

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Silent screams from a line of masks at the Distortions Unlimiited warehouse located at 517 13th Street in Greeley.

Unlimited warehouse looks simultaneously plain yet daunting. This workshop however, is the main hub where Ed and Marsha Edmunds do what they do best: breathe life into plaster molds to transform them into your worst nightmares. They make masks,

props and monsters for haunted houses all over the nation. Distortions Unlimited and its unassuming warehouse have been the focus of the Travel Channel show “Making Monsters” for three seasons, with a fourth to era sometimes offers its own set of obstacles. little more careful about what you say and do,” Ed said. Marsha also mentioned how odd it can be to do the same things multiple times so the camera crew can get the right angle and the right sound, or wait to have a conversation until the camera crew is set up. See Distortions on page 10.

With colorful game names like “boner bingo,” drag queen bingo is a far cry from the your grandmother’s church basement bingo. Drag queen Mona Lott hosts a monthly drag bingo night at Down Under Comedy Club in Greeley. Page 10

Bears upset K-State

The UNC men’s basketball team pulls out an impressive victory in its first game of the season, beating Kansas State 60-58 in Manhattan, Kan. Page 15

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NEWS

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Editor: Alexander Armani-Munn

This week around UNC: Monday, November 11 12:20-1:10 p.m.

Police blotter

Speaker: J. K. Joung.

The following were taken from last week’s UNC police log, read the full report at UNCmirror.com

2-4 p.m.

November 11, 2013

UNC tweets of the week:

Snapshot of the week

#UNCOtweet

@KoppeandThrive: Finding out @ UNCo_edu beat K-State in basketball. #proudalum.

Monday, November 4

@ohhSOsavvy: Today I Learned: A

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the Year are @UNCo_edu graduates. #UNCBears.

Humanities.

@GreeleyTribune: budget holds, @UNCo_edu and

Tuesday, November 5

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dollars in.

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Symposium. University Center Ballrooms.

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@UNCo_edu: Happy Friday #UNCBears! Have a fun & safe weekend.

Junior business computer information system major Garrett Adler slack lines Saturday on West Campus. Photo by Maeve Widmann | The Mirror

5-6 p.m. pass Workshop.

Thursday, November 14 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Campus

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UNC researchers awarded $6.4 million in grant funding

Winners of annual Colorado chili cook-off announced

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November 11, 2013

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Editor-in-chief: Steven Josephson

THE MIRROR editor@uncmirror.com The American public learned more last week about the Miami Dolphins locker room than many would ever imagine or care to know. According to ESPN and Fox Sports, offensive lineman Jonathan Martin left the team last Sunday because he felt he had been bullied by teammates, including but not limited to Richie Incognito, another member of the line, who has been Incognito apparently sent text messages and left voicemails for Martin containing racial slurs and threatening him and his family. Martin’s lawyer, David Cornwell, released a statement alleging that Martin was physically attacked by teammates. Incognito has played

Last week’s question:

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Thoughts from the editorial staff of The Mirror

Dolphins situation indicative of unhealthy NFL culture of “manliness”

the PR disaster-control game, interviewing with Fox Sports in his own defense. He said the right things, insisting that the threats were in jest. He shared his record of textmessage interaction between him and Martin, pointing to a joke-threat text from Martin. Deadspin.com reported Sunday that the message in question was a meme. Many of us know, as college students who live in the Interwebs, that sharing memes doesn’t denote true intentions. Incognito said in the Fox Sports interview that the situation was not about bullying, rather simply about the relationship between the two. He’s partially correct. It’s not just a bullying issue; in a broader context,

it is a cultural issue and a mental health issue. The truth is that NFL locker rooms are full of hazing and language consumption. To an extent, we know that and choose to be naïve (similar to football fans’ understanding of head injuries). While Incognito appears to be an insensitive ass, the reaction around the league has been mixed. Many players have said they would rather have him on their team than Martin because Martin broke “the code.” Certainly, Martin should have voiced his displeasure earlier. That should not be disputed. But the notion that he speaks to the über-machismo culture of the NFL.

ESPN reported that Incognito had been asked by coaches to toughen up Martin. Had Martin gone to them, would they have been receptive? Doubtful. Incognito has a history of unsavory behavior, even within the NFL. He was cut by St. Louis because of it and has been voted the dirtiest player in the NFL by his peers. He’s talked openly about his past and admitted to having anger issues. Martin appears to have his own mental challenges, which appear to be more acceptable in mainstream culture but not in football. Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who has his own history of behavior problems, broadened the context by noting on American gender norms and their effect

on male mental health. “A little boy falls say as parents is, ‘Get up. Shake it off. You’ll be OK. Don’t cry.’ When the little girl falls down, what do we say? ‘It’s going to be OK.’ We validate their feelings,” said Marshall, who played in Miami with Incognito in 2010-11. “So right there from that moment, we’re teaching our men to mask their feelings, don’t show their emotions. And it’s that times 100 with football players. Can’t show that you’re hurt. Can’t show any pain.” month for wearing green shoes in support of mental health awareness because it did not match the NFL’s uniform code. In a strange way, that says everything.

The Mirror Reflections are the opinion of The Mirror’s editorial board : Alexander Armani-Munn, Biz Gilmore, Steven Josephson, Michael Nowels and Ben Stivers. Email letters to the editor to editor@uncmirror.com.

Letter to the editor: Be willing to see the opposition’s stance on Obamacare I'm new to the area, so I was pleased to pick up a copy of The I enjoyed several articles including Shadae Mallory's piece which encouraged students to learn about more than just what's going on in popular culture. But I wasn't surprised when a UWire piece, “Obama addresses critics in Boston,” simply reported pro-Obamacare talking points with no mention of why so many people oppose the law so passionately. If you'd like to take Ms. Mallory's advice, it's necessary to consider more than one point of view—not only the same liberal

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one which also dominates the popular culture. Apart from being the subject of mockery and hatred, conservative thought rarely makes it into college and university newspapers, so here's an intro: Conservatives aren't evil for believing the following: -that the private sector does things better than the government does. -that people take better care of property when they have a sense of ownership and they have earned it. (Would you support 'grade re-distribution?')

-that promoting more citizens to be dependent on the government is like promoting a 32-year-old to remain living in his parents' basement. All are slaves to the people who pay the bills. -that free markets have created more peace and prosperity and lifted more people out of poverty than any economic system in history. Socialism never works because it eventually and always requires force and coercion. This leads to oppression and tyranny. Always. Always. Always. -that when the people fear their

government, there is tyranny. e.g. NSA IRS DHS TSA ATF DEA FDA SSA DOE FBI CIA DOD EPA FCC CDC To begin your own investigation, consider picking up a copy of Milton Friedman's “Free to Choose,” Friedrich Hayek's “The Road to Serfdom”, Ayn Rand's “Atlas Shrugged,” or even George Orwell's “Animal Farm.” Decide for yourself. Don't let anyone tell you what to think, not even popular culture. —Cynthia Umbersen Loveland, Colorado

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NEWS

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November 11, 2013

UNC hosts Colorado Combined Campaign Chili Cook-Off Jennifer Hazeldine

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The sweet smell of cinnamon rolls and chili spices versity Center late Thursday morning. nual Colorado Combined Campaign Chili Cook-Off Thursday, an event that was open to everyone who wished to attend. The cookoff showcased 17 different chilies that varied from mild to hot. Green, red, and white chilies were available for sampling. The event assistant to the vice president Lori Brachtenbach and Each competitor had their own table, with a large table in the center of the room piled with cinnamon

rolls and cream cheese icing. The center table also provided guests with ice water. Competitors includfaculty and local charities. Many of the chilies available contained unique per, buffalo meat, tempeh and alcohols. “I have prepared a buffalo bourbon chili,” said Elizabeth Lembo, Community Outreach Advocate invented it myself, and I used buffalo meat. I would say that the combination of cheap beer and expensive bourbon is what makes my chili unique.” Lembo decided to compete this year because she believed that it was a great way to get involved with the community. Other competitors decid-

ed to make their chili stand out by using only organic, all natural ingredients. “This is a chicken and bean white chili. It is mild, but then it has a little bit of a kick near the end due to the green chilies,” said competitor Amy Gregory, who works as an accountant

do,” said Andy Malinsky, an employee at the Michener Library. “I am familiar with a few of the charities because I have been coming here for six years. I am here to enjoy some chili and have some lunch.”

recipe came from a friend, and then I adapted it a little bit. It is superior because it uses all natural ingredients, down to the chicken stock.” Some of the visitors found it challenging to select their favorite chili because they tended to like dish. There was a wide variety of chili preferences. Some preferred the mild additions of cilantro and lime, while others preferred chilies with a rich “kick.” Guests attended to sup-

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Director of Dining Services Hal Brown serves up some of his prize-winning “Dr. Pepper chili” Thursday at the UC.

port the charities as well as the competitors. Many also attended due to their love of chili, tradition, and for the

excitement of competition. “I am a big time foodie. I love trying different things and seeing what people

were donated to charities in Colorado. Winners of the chili cook-off were selected by the greatest number of votes in each of the following categories: best green chili, best red chili, most unique chili, and best overall. 101 votes were cast in this year’s competition. After the votes were tallied, Jimmy Mock won for the best red chili; Ryan Rose, Brad Sharp, and Sam chili; and Hal Brown won

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November 11, 2013

New taxi services discussed at senate

University hosts first-time homebuyers class

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The biggest reason an individual decides to pur-

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A new taxi service for Greeley and Weld County as well as adding ecostations to more locations on campus were all discussed as the UNC Student Senate met Wednesday. The company “My Car Service Now” will be a taxi cab service that will serve in Northern Colorado. Their focus, would speWeld County. A representative from the company explained that the nearest taxi company currently is located all the way in Fort Collins. The company did reWeld County has a particular need for another car service. The buses in the area don’t run at night and don’t always get people to their precise location. The university is also a reason this business has decided to come here. Students sometimes need a way at night to get back home from downtown particularly after consuming alcohol. Student LEAF reported their next proposal, which ing stations in Kepner and Candelaria halls. LEAF is hosting a workshop for students to come and propose their ideas for new projects around campus Monday through Wednesday. They are also holding a “battle of the cans” in the residence halls this week to see who can collect the most recycling. The win-

ning hall will have a tree planted in their honor. The International Film Club announced that their premiers of “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Devil’s Backbone” were a success, and both had great turnouts will be this coming week. The Senate restructuring committee is going to have tables set up in the dining halls Wednesday so students can come and learn about restructuring and ask any questions they may have about the process. They will also be discussing upcoming elections for the spring semester. SOAPbox productions also came and presented to Student Senate about putting on a show for students as well as members of the community. The show would be “Anonymous,” which is about a war refugee who comes to America. This show gives opportunities to students who want to act to be able to perform, as many are not given opportunity. Senate voted and agreed to fund this event.

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realtor.org, the average age

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is 31 with an average mortgage of about $154,000. Of

is due to the desire of owning a place to call home. Tonya Jenkins and Brad Inhulsen from Sears Real Estate provided a presentation about the basic fundamentals for mortgages on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the time home buyers and others interested in the house buying process. The lecture covered the mortgage process, loan types, credit scores, realtors and mortgage insurance. Inhulsen opened the lecture by discussing the pros and cons of renting and buying. Renting would allow for mobility, while buying allows for personalization. Renting can make it harder to own pets, while buying brings greater responsibility for home maintenance and upkeep. Whether renting or buying, Inhulsen said that it can help to use a realtor. According to Inhulsen, a good realtor will perform to the best of his or her abilities to for a house.

Chelsea Brodin | The Mirror

Brad Inhulsen of Sears Real Estate weighs the costs and benefits of renting homes during a presentation Tuesday evening at the University Center.

“A good real estate agent is someone who is going to be a hand holder, someone who will be on your team and has your back,” Inhulsen said. The biggest factors ininclude the neighborhood quality, job convenience, affordability and convenience to friends or family. The typical homebuyer will start their home search online before contacting a realtor. Jenkins explained the elements of a credit score, the steps necessary to purchase a home and the appropriate

measures a buyer should take when house hunting. The biggest challenges clude the down payment, employment history and credit scores. Generally, in order to qualify for a mortgage loan, one must be employed for at least two years with a credit score of 640 or higher. An individual’s credit score is based on one’s payment history, length of credit history, credit types, new credit balances and the amount owed on credit accounts. According to www.

mortgage. As Jenkins and Inhulsen talked many students considered their future living options. “I would buy in Greeley, because I go to school here and I do not want to commute,” said sports and exercise graduate student Brandi Lynch. “I feel as if buying a house is a good investment for responsible people.” Lynch attended the lecture because she wanted to obtain information about buying a house, other guests attended the lecture for similar reasons. “I attended tonight’s event because I want to consider investing in a home. I have rented for 5 years, so I am in a place in my life where I am ready to invest in a home,” said Josh Baros, an assistant director for recruiting at UNC who attended the event. “Greeley would be the primary place where I would consider buying a house because I went to school here, and have worked here for six years.”


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November 11, 2013

So many books...

Patrons browse through the selection of books availible for sale at the First Wednesday Book Sale at the Michener Library on Wednesday.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to see cuts Alexa Ardis UWIRE

With the end of funding from the 2009 stimulus bill, a new report revealed 47 million Americans using food stamps will have less money per month to buy meals. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called food stamps, gives assistance in buying groceries for low-income individuals and families throughout the United States, according to the United States Department of Agriculture website. “The upcoming cuts reaching impacts on low-

income individuals and families,” the report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said. “They will likely increase hardship for the more than 47 million Americans who rely upon SNAP to meet their basic nutritional needs.” The report adds Congress is “unlikely” to pass legislation to blunt the effects of the cut, but the are considered to be inadequate by some experts. However, Regan Hopper, acting director of public affairs at the DOA’s Food and Nutrition Serare not ending, and in fact, this change is not as drastic

as many think. ducing,” Hopper said, “but they’re basically just being restored back to the origithe ARRA bill took place.” The ARRA, also known as the stimulus bill of 2009, was a temporary set of measures intended to stimulate the economy that has reached its expiration date, Hopper said. Hopper added the Food and Nutrition Service has and will continue to provide resources such as recipes, guides to buying on a budget and other helpful links to SNAP participants. Regardless, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, expressed concern

about the effects of the cut, as well as more potential SNAP reductions in the future. “Right here in Wisconsin, this reduction will impact over 800,000 individuals who receive FoodShare,” Moore said. “A caseload that includes mostly children, the elderly and those with disabilities.” essentially taking away 21 meals per month for a family of four, Moore said. She added food pantries may face an increase in clientele because of the large number of families affected by the reduction. Moore added any additional cuts, like those

ishing of the new farm bill, would cause even more problems. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, addressed the issue in a statement Friday. “These types of cuts, just like the $40 billion food stamp cuts proposed by my House Republican colleagues, make millions of Americans more hungry while hurting our economy and further slowing our recovery,” Pocan said in the statement. “I urge my colleagues to join our efforts to preserve food assistance funding for those who need it most.” Both Moore and Pocan signed on as co-sponsors on the “Extend Not Cut

ing to delay the end of inwas referred to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee last week. Tamarine Cornelius, a research analyst at the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, addressed the council’s efforts concerning the SNAP “The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would result in some additional, very drastic cuts, about $40 billion over the next ten years,” Cornelius said. “So the effort has been mostly on not piggybacking those additional cuts on what’s already happening.”


NEWS

November 11, 2013

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University faces contradictions between finances and enrollment in strategic planning Inklings and Impressions By Alexander Armani-Munn

DISCLAIMER: The content of this column is not the authoritative opinor marketing expert, but rather the humble inklings a casual observer of various events at the University of

members on UNC’s stratement plans. The plans center on the University District initiative, which calls for the pus. The initiative is a joint effort between the universia major investment from tive on this investment, the initiative calls for a gentrion Eighth Avenue between

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Upcoming in A&E: Monday, Nov. 11: All day. Daily until Dec. 13. Art Exhibit: The Pátzcuaro Workshop: Contemporary Graphic Art from Michoacán, Mexico. Michener Library.

Tuesday, Nov. 12: 4:40-5:30 p.m. Joint Student Recital: Susan McKenzie, soprano, and Erica Simpson, mezzosoprano. Kepner Hall, Milne Auditorium. 7 p.m. UNC@UCCC: University Bands Concert. Union Colony Civic Center. Monfort Concert Hall. For ticket information, call 970-3512200.

Wednesday, Nov. 13: 6:15-7:15 p.m. Graduate Student Recital: Braun Khan, jazz bass. Frasier Hall room 90. 7-8:30 p.m. International Film Series: “Moonrise Kingdom.” Michener Library. Free for students, all others $3.

Thursday, Nov. 14:

November 11, 2013

B-I-N-G-Oh! Not your grandma’s game Elena Jones

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Fittingly, Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)” opened the show at the Down Under Comedy Club on Thursday night. The Down Under is located behind King Soopers on 11th Avenue. The underground business can a variety of acts. On Thursday, Down Under hosted night Drag Queen Bingo. Drag queen and standup comedian Mona Lott, who works primarily in Denver, emceed the event with her boisterous personality and sexual humor. She interacted with the audience throughout the night, occasionally asking for volunteers for activities using props such as balloons and large, fake penises. Mona Lott’s humor included jokes about the

black hat. She wasted no time answering one of the questions drag queens are frequently asked: “My boobs are made of what all boobs are made of: Republicans!” The bingo formations were unique, with patterns such as “butthole bingo” (the square of spaces around the free space) and “boner bingo” (a small square on the bottom of the page, with a tail that extends diagonally to the upper corner). “Straight bingo” was played for the go, but Mona Lott regarded it as “boring.” Mona Lott fused standup and bingo throughout the night. “I’m thankful I got a new diabetes specialist this year because I have diabetes. You’re like, ‘Of course you do, you fat *****.’ My new doctor wants me to exercise so I’ve started running a mile a day. That’s how far it is to the Krispy Kreme! I can get there fast, too!” Along with her sexual

humor, Mona Lott was also serious when talking about celebrities that have revealed their sexuality. “I’m also thankful that one special boxer came out of the closet,” she said. “And I’m also thankful that we have a special wrestler who came out of the closet as well, right? Now we know why his favorite hold was the headlock. “Frankly, I’m thankful to see all these sports people coming out. I think if all these people are coming out of the closet, then what we need now is a gay cheerleader, and I can be Naturally, the seriousness subsided as Mona Lott recited her would-be cheer. After the last bingo was called, Mona Lott ended the show on a high note— literally. A song and dance number that ended with nearly full audience participation concluded bingo night. Although Mona Lott performs at the Down Un-

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Mona Lott shows off her outfit during her act Thursday night.

also served as fundraiser for V-Day Greeley, a group that performs the play “The Vagina Monologues” every year around Valentine’s Day. “V-Day always coincides with Valentine’s Day. The ‘V’ stands for vagina, victory, valentines, and prevention of violence against women,” Shantha

Bunyan, a Fort Collins resident and this year’s codirector of Greeley’s “Vagina Monologues” said. The event raised over $350 for V-Day Greeley. The next drag bingo night will be 8 p.m. on Dec. 5. Call 970-515-5755 or e-mail GTownSlate@ gmail.com for ticket and event information.

3:30-5:00 p.m. Guest Artist Masterclass: Robert Sullivan - Life as an Orchestral Musician. Frasier Hall, room 90.

which was a long leopard print dress, three layers of pantyhose, elaborate makeup and a feathered

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7:00 - 8:30 p.m. International Film Series: “Moonrise Kingdom.”

“The thing about us and this show is, prior to the show starting, our friend Adam was shooting a documentary on Distortions so everyone was kind of used to a camera already,” Marsha said.

9:15 - 10:45 p.m. International Film Series: “Moonrise Kingdom.”

Friday, Nov. 15: 4- 6 p.m. Art Exhibit Opening Reception: “The Patzcuaro Workshop.” Michener Library.

Saturday, Nov. 16: 6:30- 11:00 p.m. Chamber Music Marathon. Kepner Hall, Milne Auditorium.

no one is really camera shy. We are so busy just trying to do our job that sometimes the cameras are viewed as an interruption. We have to stop this, do this and what not.” As Halloween has now passed, the chaos of the year is winding down for Ed and Marsha. In celebration, they held an open house the afternoon of Oct. 30 in the workshop to honor another successful year.

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“We have so many people who want to stop by especially with the TV show and we thought it’d be fun to celebrate that,” Ed said. “We didn’t advertise it very well so there’s been only a few people, but we have had fun. We have become kind of the red-headed step child here. People have heard of us and they like to come see us especially if they have seen the show. They think it is magical here.” The inspiration behind the magic of these monsters comes from several outlets. “The employees here come up with ideas and sometimes we’ll have artists draw stuff and that will trigger an idea. You know when you put 50 years of monsters in your head, little pieces

come out and one sculpture may be 50 little pieces that I’ve put together. It comes from everywhere. If I’m in a creative mode anything can create an idea. I’ve especially found that the most unusual ideas are the best,” Ed said. Distortions Unlimited extends their business into the realm of amusement parks and there is even a rumor for a potential Christmas line now that Halloween has passed. “We never stop preparing. I’ve got ideas from last year that we may pick up for next year,” Ed said. “As we travel we are always planning. In the old days there was a time when no one wanted anything and we could take more of a break but not so much now.

If there’s anything that’s an offseason it’s November to Decemin January and then we just never stop planning and working.” You can catch Ed and Marsha on Travel Channel starting next fall for the fourth season of “Making Monsters” or you may just be lucky enough to see them walking around Greeley. Either way, Ed and Marsha have acquired world-renown for producing the best monsters in the business—those that are born from nightmares and terror—that makes them a true gem not only of the Greeley community, but of the world. That is prominent even without the lure of a season of Halloween haunts.


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Dress to impress convention style: UNC students cosplay year-round Shadae Mallory

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For some people, Halloween is just another reason to dress up in a costume—not the only one. These people are “cosplayers” and have made a rather large reputation for themselves in popular culture. Cosplaying, or the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, video game, etc., is a very common hobby of those fond of pop culture. Over the last ten years, as various fan conventions got larger (San Diego Comic Con has had over 100,000 attendees at its

annual convention since 2005) the act of cosplaying has gotten much more popular and much more competitive. To cosplayers, dressing up in costumes at conventions is a big deal, and it is not uncommon to spend amount of effort and dedication that goes into every piece is part of what makes cosplaying different from just buying a premade costume. “Cosplay is very special to me,” senior music business major Lilli Duran said. “It is different than just dressing up in packaged costumes—for me it means becoming the char-

acter and having fun while doing it.” The University of Northern Colorado is home to several rising cosplayers, and many of them say that they have high hopes for the future. “I really want to learn how to make fake armor and learn how to sew leather,” junior English education major Hannah Shaw said. “So far, my most challenging costume was the mailman from ‘The Legend of Zelda.’ The hat to do.” Tackling tricky costumes for cosplay is not uncommon, and many cosplayers have “that one”

costume. “My toughest cosplays are the ones that are more conceptual like Gijinkas (animal-like creatures made to look human),” Duran said. “You have to design the costume in a way to get your character’s idea across, but without dressing up exactly like them, like my Vaporeon and Charizard costumes.” Many people are just now getting into the trend. “I started cosplaying freshmen year of college, I really haven’t done it that long,” said Heather Winzent, a junior theatre studies major. “I like cosplay because it’s a creative outlet and I get to share what

I can do and share my interests with people of the same interests.” Cosplay often involves groups and creates opportinities to bond with likeminded people “I’m also going to Wasabi (Animeland Wasabi, a convention in Denver in February) this year with a bunch of other people dressed up as different versions of Deadpool. We will call ourselves the ‘Pool Party,’” Shaw said. Those looking for a new inspiration and resources at www.cosplay.com or by tuning into “Heroes of Cosplay” on the Syfy channel.

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Hannah Shaw as the Postman from the Zelda games.

“Assassin’s Creed IV” delivers swashbuckling adventures and treasure on the high seas Game Column By Matt Tarman

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Rated: M Year: 2014

In the early 18th century, the Caribbean is alive with privateers turned pirates. The hero of this story is one Edward Kenway, a man whose life is turned upsidedown due to a series of strange events. entangled in the never-ending battle (a battle he never wanted to be a part of) between assassins and Templars, all while leading his crew to a life full of fortune and fame. “Assassin’s Creed IV” is one wild ride of fun and excitement. The story is as such, Edward is a man who is just trying to make a good life

for himself and his wife, yet when his wife leaves him, he turns to a life as a privateer to make ends meet. This soon turns ugly as privateering becomes an illegal job, and he has no choice to become a pirate. The game opens with Edward’s ship being attacked by another vessel. Afterward, only two men are left shipwrecked on a island: just Edward and a man many players will recognize to be an assassin. wins. He reads a letter he that charges the assassin to go to Havana with a package for the city’s mayor. So Edward dons the assassin’s vana. Edward, though, is not exactly an assassin. In Havana he meets the governor. He learns that the assassin he killed was meaning to switch sides to the Templar Order and that the Templars have a plan to the Observatory, which will lead to many treasures. Edward now knows how he can get his wife back: by

making the treasure his. This leads Edwards through a series of events playing both sides of the Templars and assassins, all while keeping his goals of money and fame in line. The story introduces an incredible character in Edward Kenway, grandfather of Conor Kenway from “Assassin’s Creed III.” Most players, including myself, found Conor to be a very depressing and unexciting character. A character with a good backstory, but not one with a good personality, felt out of place when compared to someone like Ezio from the previous games. Edward, on the other well. With Edward, the focus is back on the character, appealing to both the player nally brings back a personality that felt very absent from the previous games. From a gameplay perspective, “Assassin’s Creed IV” is a very ambitious game. Much of the gameplay involves the naval el-

ements from “Assassin’s Creed III,” however, they feel a lot more at home in “Assassin’s Creed IV.” The ship combat and travel feel a lot better— simpler, easier and more streamlined. Much of the game now revolves around Edward’s ship, the Jackdaw, and traveling and combat are done from the ship. The ship also works as your hub for this game, meaning from here is where you will do a lot of your upgrading, crafting and sending other ships on missions. The exploration is astounding. The game world is huge, with so many different islands to explore. Off the the ship, the game plays exactly like any other “Assassin’s Creed.” Running and jumping from trees, buildings and virtually everything Edever. Combat is the same simplistic dance of counters, It is a shame that the combat is no different, but the com-

bat cannot really change that much; it has reached a point where it is a good as it can get, no changes needed. nitely makes up for the land combat by adding new ways to play and new activities, like raiding and stealing cargo. During my 30 hours with the game I found a great deal of my time dedicated to spying on an enemy ship in the distance, then setting full speed ahead to take whatever treasures they had waiting for me. A mechanic that is exciting, new and fun. “Assassin’s Creed IV” gives you the true pirate experience. I have played all six of the main games in the “Assassin’s Creed” series. way through to this one, and I have to say that although it may not be my personal favorite, “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” is by far the most ambitious and best “Assassin’s Creed” of the past few years. From the tons of islands to explore, the fantastic

a good new protagonist and even seeing the world after Desmond’s death in “Assassin’s Creed III,” “Assassin’s Creed IV” offers much in the way of new things for players to experience. It brings a fantastic environment to life that the series has not seen in a while. My favorite part would have to be sailing through the ocean, passing all the different islands, while my crew sings out a hearty pirate shanty. While I thought the game was cool already, once that happened my entire experience became a hundred times better! If you do not like the series, then this game will not make you like it. If you are a fan, and have found the series to be lacking with the past couple installments, then I urge you to try this one. “Assassin’s Creed IV” has something for every “Assassin’s Creed” fan. —Matt Tarman is a video game reviewer for The Mirror. He can be contacted via email at arts@uncmirror.com.


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Last week in UNC sports: Men’s Basketball: Northern Colorado 60, Kansas State 58 Individual Statistics Northern Colorado (1-0) Huskisson 2-5 3-3 7, Osborne 1-3 1-2 3, Spence 0-3 0-2 0, Barden 8-16 0-1 16, Svihovec 1-4 5-8 7, Wilson 3-8 2-4 8, Lee 0-0 0-0 0, Unruh 4-11 3-4 14, Keane 2-2 1-1 5.

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This week in UNC sports: Men’s Basketball: vs. Colorado Christian. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Women’s Basketball: at Air Force. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Air Force Academy. at Oklahoma State. 11 a.m. Saturday. Stillwater, Okla. Cross Country: NCAA Mountain Regional. All Day Friday. Ogden, Utah. Football: at Northern Arizona. 4 p.m. Saturday. Flagstaff, Ariz. Women’s Swimming & Diving: vs. Colorado School of Mines & Colorado Mesa 5 p.m. Friday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Women’s Volleyball: vs. Sacramento State. 7 p.m. Monday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. at Eastern Washington. 7 p.m. Friday. Cheney, Wash. at Portland State. 8 p.m. Saturday. Portland, Ore. Wrestling: Old Chicago Open. All Day Saturday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

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A new season for any sport brings excitement and determination, but for the UNC wrestling team there is more to gain than a year ago. Last season, the University of Northern Colorado was unable to compete in the postseason after the NCAA changed its penalties for teams achieving an Academic Performance Rank of less than 900, missing the mark by just one point. This season, however, the drive for wrestlers will be different, according to head coach Ben Cherrington. “There’s an excitement surrounding the season,” he said. “Anytime you have a postseason it’s a different attitude because you’re training for something. Not that we weren’t training for something last year. We’re always training for something regardless of the situation but when there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, there’s a reachable goal, that’s always a motivational factor.” Last season the Bears had three tournaments that allowed them to

wrestle against some of the best in the country, competing in the Cliff Keen Invitational, the Reno Tournament of Champions and competing against some of the NCAA’s best wrestlers. This season, the Bears will compete in the junior heavyweight Henry Chirino, there is no difference from last season to this one. “Last year we trained for big tournaments like the Las Vegas Cliff Keen Invitational and the Reno Tournament as well as three big national tournaments,” Chirino said. “All three were opportunities to wrestle the best guys in the nation.” “We train with that same mentality that we want to beat the best guys in the country, and it’s no different this year. Whether people advance to the NCAA national tournament or not, we all train with that mentality. We want to beat the best.” nity for the team to see how it fares against a top opponent when it faced Northwestern at Legacy

Chirino faced the No. 2 wrestler in the 285 weight class, Michael McMullan and held him to just four points, though the Bears lost the duel. Two additions to the squad are Beau Roberts and Trent Noon, both transfers from Clackmas Community College in Oregon City, Ore. Roberts, a 149-pound wrestler took second in his weight at the National Junior College Athletic Association championship last season. Noon was a two-time All-American at the 174-pound class. “I think (Beau) is one of the hardest-working guys on our team and I think that’s really encouraging since he comes from a smaller program and sometimes you expect these smaller program guys to not be on the same level as Division I athletes,” Chirino said. “But he shows that he has a big heart and he can compete with these guys. He’s probably one of the best guys we have in our room, so it’s really nice to have him so that the other guys can step up their game. Him and Trent just make the whole room better.” See Preview on page 16

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UNC 184-pounder Nick Bayer prepares to take top position against Jordan DeBus Saturday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Bayer won the match 4-1.

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The Bears won two decisions and a forfeit against Northwestern in the 125and 157-pound competitions by sophomore Trey Andrews and junior Mitchell Polkowske, respectively, after Andrews won a decision and Polkowske recorded a fall Thursday. “Trey Andrews wrestled like an animal,” said UNC head coach Ben Cherrington, deout there, took care of business, scored a lot of points and continued to build his lead. It was very exciting to see against a Big Ten opponent. Mitchell went out there against a kid that was tall and lanky, hard to wrestle, good at scrambling, and Mitchell outwrestled him. Mitchell controlled the match.” Polkowske felt he needed to establish control Thursday as UNC was down 10-3 when he stepped on the mat before he pinned his opponent.

“In a match that is close to a team that we should be beating or dominating, I feel like I have to go out there and set a precedent for the team to lead the way,” Polkowske said. Junior heavyweight Henry Chirino defended himself well against the secondranked wrestler in the country, Michael day. Cherrington said Chirino performed well in limiting the number of points scored against him by a ranked opponent. Thursday, Chirino won the decision against Chadron State’s Michael Hill 9-2 to seal the deal for the Bears. When the two hit the mat, they knew they would be the deciding factor for the teams, something Chirino said didn’t faze him. is always the same,” Chirino said. “I want to dominate my opponent, and if I can pin him, that’s what I want to do.” Another close match was at 184 pounds as UNC’s Nick Bayer lost by decision to

Northwestern’s Jacob Berkowitz, 4-2 after getting a 4-1 decision against Chadron State’s Jordan DeBus. 197-pound Brian a 5-1 win Thursday. “Nick Bayer, in a loss, wrestled tough,” portunity to go into overtime and ended up giving up a few late points in the second period against a very tough opponent. Brian Macchione came up short against a tough opponent, and then Henry, wrestling the guy ranked second in the country, wrested him to a 4-0 match and wrested very well.” came from a forfeit at 174 pounds, giving son. He lost 3-2 to Chadron State’s Dylan While no Bear was pinned Thurs133-pounder Sonny Espinoza and sophomores Beau Roberts (149) and Don Maes

(165) were all pinned by their opponents. During Thursday’s match Roberts lost a 13-7 to Chadron State’s Jacob Anderson, something Cherrington said he wasn’t pleased with. “Beau Roberts is a much better wrestler than he showed (Thursday),” Cherrington said. “I’m not sure what happened. He’s a junior college national runner-up. He pinned a guy on our team last year. He’s a fantastic wrestler and he’s got something

Espinoza, Roberts and Maes, 141-pounder Sam Bauer and Dylan Rutledge at 174

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UNC men’s basketball started its season with a splash Friday night as it defeated 2012 Big 12 champion Kansas State 60-58 in Manhattan, Kan. The University of Northern Colorado half but took a lead in the second half and never let the Wildcats (0-1) come back. Senior power forward Derrick Barden was the star of the night with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Senior guard Tate Unruh, who fouled out late in the game, also put up 14 points, including three threeUNC controlled the boards in the game, outrebounding the Wildcats 4940 in the game. The Bears held Kansas State to just 33.9 percent shooting from of-33 free throws on 28 UNC fouls. Wesley Iwundu led the Wildcats with 14 points and 10 rebounds as KSU reyear’s conference championship team.

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Bears junior guard Tevin Svihovec makes a move to the basket while being guarded by Kansas State senior guard Omari Lawrence in UNC’s 60-58 win at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. Svihovec finished with seven points in the win.

Kame scored 14 points in the second half and shot 9-of-13 from the freethrow. The Bears recorded 29 fouls in the game. The Toreros capitalized with the number of times they were sent to the line, scoring 28 points. While the 15-point mentum in San Diego’s favor, UNC head coach Jaime White said she was not worried with her team down. “They’re athletes, they’re competitors,” she said. “It actually never worried me. I remember we were down 41-49 and I was not necessarily worried. The thing is you cannot let people score. You have got to keep getting stops and giving yourself an opportunity to cut that lead.” Of UNC’s 56 points, 29 came from the bench. Junior center Stephanie Lee scored eight and freshmen guard Katie Longwell and forward Amy Kinder recorded seven apiece. “To be honest, I think we’ve had a short bench these last couple of years and this year I don’t feel like that at all (this season),” White said. “We’ve got great kids coming off the bench. We’re still trythink our kids, our starting kids, the reason they were out is they all had two fouls and so we didn’t want to get into too much more Those kids came in off the bench and they did a good job. They were ready to go and that’s a good sign.” Kinder also pulled down seven rebounds against San Diego, which had 23 offensive rebounds, an area White said is a place for improvement. “For me, rebounding

has always been something that’s really important, it’s all just about effort,” Kinder said. “I’m used to being knocked around and pushed around, but it’s just all about that desire to get after the ball.” In the game Longwell was sporting a No. 3 jersey, which has been worn by guard D’shara Strange, but Strange’s redshirt season led to a Longwell number switch prior to Saturday’s game. The absence of Strange and former forward Lauren Oosdyke has led to a more spread assists by eight different Bears. “I think we’re all trying with D gone—not just D, we’re talking about D and Lauren,” White said. “It’s a lot more replacing than just D.” The Bears hit the road with a game at Air Force Tuesday followed by one at Oklahoma State Saturday. Kinder said the mentality the team is taking is one that can be used playto-play and game-to-game. “One of the sayings we have is, ‘next play,’ whether we get a turnover and it’s actually the next play in the game or the next game or next focus,” she said. “We have a lot of things we can take away from that game, but we’re not going to linger on it at all, focus on it too much. (We will) look forward to the next game and completely focus on how we’re going to attack that one.”

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United Nations rep calls for distinction of rape as a war tactic Fiona Beamish Crouthamel UWIRE

The message to perpetrators of sexual violence as a tactic of war must be clear: they will be punished, said Zainab Bangura, a special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, in a talk at the University of Wisconsin Wednesday. Bangura addressed the struggles of female sexual violence victims, highlighting the racial, ethnic, cultural and religious differences between individuals in a Distinguished Lecture Series event. Scott Straus, a University of Wisconsin political science and international

studies professor who introduced Bangura, said he believes sexual violence is getting more attention in recent years, but not enough. “This is a topic that extends not only on contemporary topics, which can be quite vicious, but in historical ones as well,” Straus said. Elected to be a special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in said her message was to share the lasting impacts of with the new generation of leaders. “In this room I sat as a

voice and global advocate for women and men affected by sexual violence,” Bangura said. “I worked to mobilize political leadership to address the issue because this is not just a United Nations’ issue. It is an issue that belongs to people everywhere. It is the legal responsibility of the government to protect their citizens.” Bangura outlined the ganization are working toward. Their goals include seeking justice for victims of rape, protecting and empowering citizens who experience violence political leadership to ad-

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dress the issue of violence in their countries, she said. Bangura said she is also working to strengthen the coordination and responsiveness of the United Nations, increase the recognition of rape as a tactic of war and recognize national put an end to this cause. Bangura said her greatest challenge in dealing with other countries is getting their governments to recognize that rape and violence in war is a major issue. “At a local, national and international level we must make sure that the message to perpetrators is clear: this is a crime, and if you com-

will prosecute you and we will punish you,” Bangura said. Since she has been elected, Bangura said she has secured the support declared they will work to end sexual assault in areas countries as a “circle of champions,” Bangura said their commitment will help drive an end to sexual violence across their spheres UW sophomore Meghan Sovey, a gender and women’s studies major, attended the lecture for her global feminism class and said she thinks the issue of violence

toward women is an important one that is not being given enough attention. Students may not see violence toward women as the big issue it actually is because they live in such a privileged society, she said. Bangura said she is conness of sexual violence will spread rapidly because of her ability to stand before a group and talk about the issues. “I know what it’s like to be vulnerable and to be written off for being a girl,” Bangura said. “I am looking forward to the day when the only place it will be discussed is in the history books.”

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but like many stories, there is a happy ending.” Dunn will begin at the University of Northern Colorado on January 1 after deputy athletic director at the University of Houston. He said he expects to be working in the interim to prepare for his new position. “During that time frame, there’s going to be a lot of time that I’ll be able to devote to UNC,” he said. “It won’t be easy but if I’m able to survive the past few get through the next six.” Norton said the selection process was tough but she’s chose a good candidate. “We spent a lot of time

literally writing the job description and thinking and casting our net wide to try to encourage people like Darren Dunn to agree to be considered for this position,” she said. “We had a lot of folks who expressed an interest and we carefully considered all of them and in the end, it was clear that citing prospect was embodied in this man.” As he did in last Thursday’s open forum session, Dunn stated his commitment to creating a positive student-athlete experience at UNC. “You have my pledge that I’ll work hard, do the right thing and give back to the community and I’ll make sure that we provide a great experience to our student-athletes,” he said.


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