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A swim down memory lane UNC seniors bid farewell in last home swimming meet Makalah Emanuel

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meets for UNC swimming and diving didn’t end well Friday night as the Bears competed on senior day against Colorado State in Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The University of Northern Colorado lost to 177-104. Despite the unpleasing loss, the Aqua-

Bears were still able to end the night with some points to be proud of along with a celebration of their fellow senior teammates. UNC seniors Kira Alger, Gina Riggle, Renee Stephens and Courtney Van Oost were honored halfway through the meet for the work they’ve accomplished over the course of their time at UNC. Van Oost, who placed vidual medley, described the meet as an emotional one and talked about the upcoming WAC Championships. “It’s both sad and happy at the same time. My See Swimming on page 19

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State of the Union

President Obama focuses on student loans as part of his State of the Union address Tuesday. UNC students and professors give their thoughts. Page 5

Ready for Sochi The Hack

er pushes off the starting point

Hog Line

Stone is released before the line

Sweepers

Stone glides on frozen water. The sweepers brush ice in front to control the path and speed.

Teams Two Teams of four take turns throwing eight stones each

Olympics 1

Hockey rules in the Olympics: No Trapezoids

Goalies can handle the puck behind their net

Overtime

10-minute overtime period rather than five before a shootout

Penalty Shot

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The House Scoring Zone

Scoring

Points awarded by the number of stones closer to the button (center) than the opposing t first stone

Olympics 101 The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia begin this week with Friday’s opening ceremonies.

Adding to the more open style of play is the crack-

are all just a way to dress up the real point of the event: the games themselves. Athletes from every corner of the earth are preparing to represent their countries with their abilities. Some of their talents are familiar and others strange to many

minute major penalty plus any auxiliary penalties for excessive physical behavior. Olympic hockey has a ze-

drop the gloves in the NHL,

ejected from the game and sometimes suspended in more serious cases.

The Mirror explains differences between NHL and Olympic hockey and outlines the rules and gameplay of curling. Page 16

Jasmine Fryrear swims in the 200 butterfly Friday in UNC’s 177-104 loss to Colorado State Friday at Butler-Hancock Pool.

Women’s basketball loses game in last seconds Samantha Fox

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Oh, the agony of defeat. There were 1.3 seconds left in the game, and the UNC women’s basketball team was down by one point. Freshman guard Katie Longwell threw the ball inbounds to senior forward Kim Lock-

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UNC guard Jamie Derrieux stares past Eastern Washington forward Hayley Hodgins during the Bears’ 52-51 loss on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

time. It bounced off the rim. “I’m disappointed,” head coach Jaime White said. “We had a chance to win, had a late chance to go into overtime but we had a lane violation. I thought in the second half we had a lack of commitment to discipline, to

be honest.” The University of Northern Colorado (11-9, 5-6 Big Sky) lost by a point to Eastern Washington (9-11, 5-5) Saturday at Butler-Hancock. The point that would have added overtime was taken away when junior guard Lindsay Mallon stepped into the arc a moment early as junior center Stephanie Lee sank what would have tied the score at 52 all, instead of losing 52-51. “I think the biggest thing for me is our kids need to have some urgency,” White said. “I don’t know, I guess I need to buy some somewhere. We try to do every See Basketball on page 17

Talking “@midnight”

Comedy Central TV host Chris Hardwick talks about Harry Potter, general nerdery with The Mirror as he promotes his show, “@midnight. “ Page 7

Table of contents: News 2, 4-9,, 23-24

A&E 11-14, 23

Sports

Comics

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Classifieds

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Opinions 3, 23


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NEWS

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Editor: Alexandria Adair Vasquez — Assistant: Katarina Velazquez

This week around UNC: Monday, February 3

5-6 p.m. Undergraduate Research Workshop: Writing a Winning Abstract for the Social Sciences and Sciences. Michener Library- Room 303.

Tuesday, February 4

12.-1 p.m. Affording Study Abroad. University Center- Aspen B. 12-3:30 p.m. Camp, Recreation and Summer Student Employment Fair.

Police blotter

At 10:10 p.m. police responded to Turner Hall regarding marijuana and narcotic equipment possession.

7 p.m. South Hall Claim Your Space Event. South Residence Hall.

Tuesday, January 28

3-3:50 p.m. Study Skills Workshop: Active Reading & Note-Taking Workshop. University Center- Spruce C. 6-7:30 p.m. Student Success Workshop: Financial Aid Night. Michener Library- Room 335. 7-9 p.m. North Hall Claim Your Space Event. North Residence Hall. 8-10:30 p.m. Lawrenson Hall Claim Your Space Event. Lawrenson Residence Hall.

Thursday, February 6

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Study Abroad Fair. University Center- Lower Level.

Friday, February 7

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Transfer Talk & Tour. University Center. 3-4 p.m. McNair Scholars Informational Meeting. University Center- Aspen C.

@ElliotKooza: I would like to see UNC be closed tomorrow, but the University that Never Closes will have its way. @UNCOProblems @UNCOProblems: If you had morning classes I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems and this snow is a big one because it makes not me wanna go to class.

Monday, January 27

4-5:30 p.m. Student Senate Candidate Informational Meeting. University Center- Aspen C.

11-11:50 a.m. Study Skills Workshop: Learning Strategies & Memory. University Center- Spruce C.

#UNCOtweet

Sunday, January 26 At 12:19 p.m. police responded to the Campus Rec Center regarding medical aid.

Ballroom.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. First Wednesday Book Sale. Michener Library First Floor.

UNC tweets of the week:

Snapshot of the week

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

At 2:31 p.m. police responded to cident with vehicle damage.

Wednesday, February 5

February 3, 2014

@UNCo_edu: The #UNCBears 2013 Spring concert performers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, just won a grammy for best new artist. @Marisasteezy: Props to the guy doing epic donuts in the south parking lot #unco

Wednesday, January 29

@unc_bears: Getting emotional in the pool as the 2014 Swimming seniors are being honored. #GreatClass #RecordBreakers

At 8:06 a.m. police responded to the 11th Ave H-Lot regarding a hit

@agapeislove16: Wilson and Wiebking having a

At 8:50 a.m. police responded to McKee Hall regarding theft.

Campus

forces & are going to take on west campus. #UNCO #Snowball

Freshman cellular and molecular biology major Trevor de Sevren Jacquet makes use of ample snow supplies to make a snow angel on Friday.

At 7:31 p.m. police responded to the Holmes Dining Hall regarding medical aid.

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Briefs

Black History Month events take place throughout Feb.

Tours offered at Claim Your Space residence hall event

UNC departments seeking summer student employees

First Wednesday Book Sale at Michener Library

UNC will celebrate Black History Month by hosting a variety

Lawrenson Hall, South Hall and North Hall will be hosting

UNC’s First Wednesday Book Sale will be 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

throughout February.

residents Wednesday.

The Camp, Recreation and Summer Student Employment Fair takes place 12-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University Center. Camps, parks, recreation -

Feb. 15. Students will be able to share memories while watching presenver mayor Wellington Webb will make an appearance as well. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 4 at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center. http://www.unco.edu/news/releases.aspx?id=4799.

Lawrenson Hall will have the opportunity to build their own sundaes while touring the buildings. Residents at North Hall will be playing a Dance Party video game and will be provided with a olate bar. Students will have the chance to tour the building while participating in activities. “Claim Your Space” is a program that allows students to preyear by keep their existing dorm rooms or choosing a room in a

employees. time and summer jobs and interntion about their organizations. Jobs include working as a camp counselor, videographer, assistant. Opportunities to work with children, the environment or in

Michener Library. The sale will provide students at this month’s book sale that highlights health, sports medicine and exercise. ganization.

ward projects and events that support the UNC campus libraries. First Wednesday Book Sales semesters.


OPINION

February 3, 2014

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The Mirror Poll:

Editor-in-chief: Steven Josephson

THE MIRROR editor@uncmirror.com One of the most discussed moments of the 2014 Grammys last week was the racy “Drunk in Love” performance from Beyonce and husbandslash-renowned-rapper Jay Z. A key word to take note of in the previous sentence? Husband. This is important to remember in face of the fact that a UK paper called Beyonce a ‘whore’ in a headline last week for a story concerning angry parents’ reactions to the show. whore, as given by Webster’s New World College Dictionary, is either a prostitute or “any woman who engages in

Last week’s question:

Reflects

Thoughts from the editorial staff of The Mirror

Beyonce’s performance at the Grammys prove some are in need of a dictionary

promiscuous sexual intercourse.” Considering that the most scandalous thing to happen during Beyonce’s live performance was a wardrobe malfunction wherein substantial nipple slip occurred through her mesh top, labeling her a whore seems brash. Beyonce is a professional performer who was paid for a gig. To liken her hip-heavy dance raphy to selling sex acts is a heavy-handed and crude categorization. Her choice of costume – a body suit that left nothing to the imagination – may have not exactly been demure, but

since when is this a new thing for Beyonce? Let’s not forget that Beyonce’s solo career debuted with the single “Crazy In Love.” That music video birthed the booty bump that little girls across the nation practiced and perfected in private. If we want to reach even further back into Beyonce’s repertoire, with song titles like “Bootylicous” and “Nasty Girl,” it’s safe to say Beyonce has had a penchant for overtly sexual content since her Destiny’s Child days. You’d think critics of the performance would things than her sexuality

to pick apart at this point, like maybe Beyonce’s fabulous hair and makeup choices. Or the fact that she started the performance with fake fog swirling everywhere and a rotating chair dance sequence, and Beyonce and Jay Z ended the performance with an adorable display of affection that implied real intimacy between the two of them. In comparison to something like Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, in which then 20-year-old Cyrus ground her nether regions into the pelvic area of 36-year-old married man Robin Thicke, it seems

unfair

that

Beyonce’s mance with her own husband could be deemed as promiscuous. At best, it was sensual. Parents are quick to express anger at such an unholy performance airing at a time when children might be able to catch a glimpse of the show, but it seems what people are really afraid of exposing their children to is true intimacy. In a world where violence on television shows doesn’t draw a second glance from many, a capricious display of something as intimate as love-making between a husband and wife incurs a violent reaction.

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

State of the Union speech shows President not playing it safe Mallory Musing By Shadae Mallory

As American citizens, we are given many rights: the right to eat McDonald’s every night, the right to say what we want about whatever we want, the right to have a say in our government, and most importantly, the right to watch the State of the Union address. address, President Barack Obama brought up current issues and then laid out his plan for the next year. This included raising minimum wage, adding retirement ment, tax reform, helping the en-

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Guantanamo Bay. Of course, this is nothing new at all. President Obama (and every president before him, really) has talked about lowering the unemployment rate, raising minimum wage and getting rid of a large portion of America’s debt. It is no wonder that many American citizens are beginning to feel like we may never see any of these things delivered. CNN recently held an International poll asking people how satwere, and 44 percent of voters had a “very positive” response to Obama’s speech, 32 percent had a “somewhat positive” response, which left 22 percent of people Also according to CNN, Obama’s State of the Union address from 2013 had a 53 percent “very positive” response. This raises several questions to my

mind, but the biggest one is why did last year’s speech get a better response? What happened? I feel one of the easiest answers is just the fact that last year we were all still going off his reelection. It was his second term, and the inauguration was still fresh. There was a whole term of possibilities left to be dealt with, and anything was possible. As my friend Emily Ahlin said to me over Facebook last week, “A lot of the stuff he’s said he president—I have a hard time believing he would’ve boycotted the Winter Olympics over Russia’s response to gay marriage absolutely correct. Obama isn’t playing it as safe as he did the last term. This could lead to him making either a prominent change for the better in the ways of economy and Congress, or it could lead to him making an executive decision that would

bring a lot of backlash. That still leaves the fact that with this year’s State of the Union address, and I can’t say I blame them. Obama didn’t address what he should have; in fact, even what he did address wasn’t done well. He completely avoided the National Security Agency issue and didn’t give any real layout he addressed. This left me asking, “But how are you going to do that?” One of Obama’s best skills is his ability to give amazing speeches. There is no doubt that he is a wonderful speaker, and everything he says (no matter how vague or uninformative it is) comes out as audible gold. But that also allows him to get away with saying a whole lot without saying anything at all. This particular speech was nothing more than a call for aid See Speech on page 23

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NEWS

February 3, 2014

Super Bowl—super blown

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Students in Harrison Hall cheer following the only Denver Broncos touchdown during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday. Broncos fans had little else to cheer for as the Broncos went on to lose to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8.


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Students reap study skills Brennen Karl

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In partnership with the University 101 Program, the University of Northern Colorado’s Academic fering multiple study skills workshops throughout this semester. was Wednesday, and addressed time management skills. Angela curriculum and instruction for the University College led the workshop. She said the strategies she presented are not skills she found in a book but rather strategies that have worked for her. Vaughan said that adding work, extracurricular activities and a social life on top of class task to manage. “As a student, you are working a full time job,” she said. She presented a strategy that

encouraged students to build a schedule of their ideal week to see what works for them and what does not. After a week of trying this schedule, adjustments can and should be made to better improve the student’s results. Students should create a master calendar using their classes’ syllabi to enter every due date for every class, job or activity they are involved in. This allows room to see how upcoming weeks will be and gives students a chance to make plans ahead of time to study, do Patrick Welle, a senior math education major, said that this strategy would be helpful to him because he is not usually deliberate about how his week should be scheduled. He said he usually just lit under him, instead of getting to things in a structured and planned manner.

Melissa Wyckoff, a junior math education major, shared a similar strategy. “I wouldn’t worry about what I have to do tomorrow until I’m there, and so I was never really planning ahead at all,” she said. Vaughan also suggested it is scheduled routine to return to, just in case something unexpected occurs, such as being called into work or getting sick. Students often try to commit too many things to long-term memory, and this can sometimes keep them up at night trying to remember what it is they need to do for the next day. Students would be able to sleep better and become more organized if they wrote a to-do list the night before and packed everything needed for the next day to avoid forgetting. Students should also get started on projects and essays early,

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Angela Vaughan spoke to students on how to better manage their time Wednesday at the University Center.

so they can revisit them later and produce the best work possible, instead of rushing and doing a haphazard job to get it done on time. Upcoming study skills workshops will include motivation and

goal setting, learning strategies, active reading and test-taking strategies. More in formation about these workshops can be found at http:// www.unco.edu/asa/UNIV101/ asa_study_skills_wksh_14.pdf

Scholar: Nazis used film to hide true conditions of Jewish ghettos Natasha Krech

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It may be easy to assume that everything about the Holocaust is already on historical record. UNC hosted Natascha Drubek from the University of Regensburg Thursday. Drubek proved that assumption wrong. During her presentation, called “Concentration Camps as Film Set: Irene Dodalva’s ‘Ghetto Theresienstadt 1942,’” Drubek spoke of an aspect of the Holocaust that few are aware of. The event was sponsored by the History department and the US Holocaust Memorial and focused on how the Nazis tried to camps toward the end of the war

to deceive organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross. “I study the making and different ways of exploitation of tablished Jewish living areas,” Drubek said. “What is imporbecause these ghettos are not real, historical ghettos. They are zis.” The Nazis could not have collected all the surviving footage they had without inside collabomakers. Often, these propaganda case of “Theresienstadt 1942,”

the two directors were SS-Obersturmfuherer Herbert Otto and Irene Dodalva. Dodalva was an inmate at Theresienstadt, and survived the Holocaust. According to Drubek, she was also a possible collaborator. was not made of Nazi propaganda in its anti-Semitic phase, but actually in March 1945,” Drubek said. “You could say it belongs to this euphemistic phase of Nazi propaganda around camps.” Historically, the Nazis used these types of images to deceive their own people into believing that the Jews lived almost as well as their German counterparts. Not much of the footage sur-

vives today but from what remains of stills, Dodalva seemed She was known for superimposing double images on screen. paganda, but Dodalva seemed to hide hints at what conditions in Germany actually were. Her hints are scattered throughout the images. One image Drubek showed was of an old lady in a crowd. After closer inspection, a hearse can be seen in the background as if, through the propaganda, Dodalva was trying to give a real image of what was going on in the ghettos. Although Dodalva survived, she never fully explained her methods before she passed away.

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As the presentation ended, Joan Clinefelter, Nazi specialist and chair of the UNC history department, mentioned another

relate to the footage of Dodalva, and it was a relatively recent discovery. “Things pop all the time,” Clinefelter said. were about keeping records, the Nazi regime could not keep evfrom occasionally pocketing snippets: not everything was destroyed after the war. New discoveries are made regularly, even if it means they are just putting a name to a face.

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February 3, 2014

Student debt a focus in State of the Union address

Katarina Velazquez

Summit where 150 universities,

In his annual State of the Union address to Congress, President Obama addressed many issues and priorities he aims to accomplish this year, right after he bragged about how the country has its lowest unemployment rate since 2009 and ridiculed the recent government shutdown. The topics he concentrated on included strengthening the middle class, providing opportunities for all people to thrive in education, advancing business and economic development and furthering women’s rights. He also acknowledged the health care reform, immigration policies and new energy policies. “Let’s make this a year of action,” he said. “That’s what most Americans want, for all of us in this chamber to focus on their lives, their hopes, their aspirations.” One of President Obama’s main focuses was on providing all Americans the opportunity to succeed, beginning with education commitments he made in his 2013 State of the Union address and proposed new policy ideas as well. He said the White House just organized a College Opportunity

made commitments to reduce the unequal access of higher education. The right to higher education resonated with some UNC students. “I feel like every child should have the opportunity to go to college, but not everyone does,” said Melissa Tillman, a junior dietetics major. She said there are multiple scholarships and opportunities for low-income students that highincome students are not able to attain, and that makes it more possible for people of all backgrounds to achieve a college degree. Tillman also said the government needs to get more involved in basic education, so more can be done to help teachers decipher what they need to improve upon. President Obama said the United States has prepared more students for college by making college advising and test preparation more accessible. He also said he will help more with student loan debts and add more technologybased education in schools. “We’re shaking up our system of higher education to give parents more information and colleges more incentives to offer better value, so that no middle-class kid is priced out of a college educa-

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President Barack Obama waits with Sergeants at Arms and Members of Congress before entering the House Chamber to deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

tion,” Obama said. Sarah Romano, assistant professor of political science and international affairs, said she thought it was important President Obama focused on the issue of student debt. “Should you have to be wealthy to get a college education?” Ro-

mano asked. “If not, then we need a way to support higher education opportunities, so these are not automatically prohibitive for some.” President Obama also said he is concentrating on changing high school curricula to focus on more hands-on training and real world education that will directly lead

students to a job and ultimately a career. Those who missed President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday and are interested in knowing what he prioritizes for this year can watch the full speech at http://www.whitehouse. gov/sotu.

Police seek witnesses in auto-pedestrian crash involving students Alexandria Adair Vasquez news@uncmirror.com

A 24-year-old man was taken to North Colorado Medical Center early Thursday morning for treatment of multiple broken bones and bleeding from the brain. Police responded to reports of the 2100 block of 8th Avenue and found Zachary Ferguson lying on the pavement after having been struck by two vehicles. According to reports, Ferguson remains in critical condition at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver. 21-year-old Natasha Grimal-

do, a student at the University of Northern Colorado, was traveling south on 8th Avenue when, acsaid Ferguson allegedly ran out into the street. Grimaldo said she did not have time to swerve and crashed into him at about 30 mph with a Toyota Corolla. ter Grimaldo allegedly struck the victim, Ferguson crashed into the car’s front windshield before landing in the next lane over. Brandy Bishop told police that she was following Grimaldo home that night and didn’t have time to react before running over Ferguson with her Dodge Neon.

Bishop said she could feel her car hit something and then drag before she came to a complete stop. “I probably should not be drivat the scene reported detecting a strong odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage on Grimaldo’s breath. He also noted Grimaldo’s bloodshot, watery eyes and impaired balance. Police report Grimaldo admitted she had consumed a margarita earlier in the evening and two large glasses of wine an hour before taking to the road. According “did not perform them as a sober

“Any information they might have will be helpful.”

-Susan West Public Information Officer Greeley Police Department person would.” Grimaldo did not consent to a preliminary breath test. “I don’t think that would be in my favor,” Grimaldo said. She instead opted for a blood test that was administered at the North Colorado Medical Center. Police arrested Grimaldo at the scene for suspicion of driving

briety test at the scene of the accident. Grimaldo will be held on a $40,000 bond at the Weld County Jail until Feb. 3, when her court date will be set. No charges have been made thus far against Bishop said Susan West of the Greeley Police Department, but police are looking for witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the crash. “Any information they might have will be helpful,” West said. Any witnesses who have additional information may contact the Greeley Police Department at (970) 350-9600.


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Professor brings beer to class, class to beer Michael Nowels

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Beer and college go hand-in-hand in the Hollywood interpretation of the higher education expeare full of Milwaukee’s Worst rather than Colorado’s best. chair Michael Mosher inaround, using the Great Square State’s propensity toward craft beer and a ing to produce students who can work in the growing industry. “Last year, I started noticing all the breweries here along the Front Range,” Mosher said. “These are places that are looking for people who are experienced in laboratory work, so they can do quality control and quality analysis. Rather than do another liberal arts

quality control.” Mosher, in his third year at the University of Northern Colorado, has been thinking creatively about beer and college since he

the water because it was dirty, so they’d drink beer.” Forst is one of two students in the class with an internship at a Colorado craft brewery. She is gaining

plines created their own capstone in brewing science at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Before students get hands-on experience brew-

Brothers Brewhouse in Loveland, while senior

about the science and history of the discipline. The fall

Brewing in Fort Collins. ever they want,” Forst said. “I’ve been doing a lot of

no brewing, instead focuscesses, biological build and “I thought the history was really cool,” senior Forst said. “I knew beer was always around, but the extent of it is pretty cool. (Mosher) always says been here if it weren’t for beer. In Europe, a lot of

brewery, I can get a handson aspect of everything.” Whether students plan on going into brewing or not, the experience of going through the brew process and analyzing beers can be valuable in adult life for appreciating beer. to have, and it’s an applica-

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Senior biology major Aaron Dramann (left) and junior molecular and cellular biology major Kyle Pollard (right) remove grain from their English pale ale during the Brewing Science class on Jan. 27 at Ross Hall.

English pale ale recipe in groups Jan. 27 and will track its progress throughally tasting and analyzing and conditioned. Students are already devising their own recipes for beers they will brew and taste toward

during his career. “It’s nice to have an application and bonding experience with friends.”

“They need to know said. “They need to know

the process behind it, and here we’ll analyze through based course, as well, so now knowing how to brew their own beer to style.” the students are taking to Mosher’s instructions even ute details. different region because of the different water there,”

England because the wabecause the water’s not right.” Though the class will be tasting beers, the university is taking precautions to ensure nobody leaves inealcohol levels prior to class

hoods, not a dank baseand repurposed ping pong tables.

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University reviewing innovation suggestions David Ochoa

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You don’t have to look far to realize that the face of higher education is changing. It’s dif-

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on the concept papers through the use of a Microsoft Sharepoint

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hand—therefore leaving class tivities.

initiative.

“I hope that the students on campus see themselves as a part of this process...we’re here because of the students.“

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participation in the selection process. “I hope that the students on

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Entrepreneurial Challenge names finalists Alexandria Adair Vasquez news@uncmirror.com

Raj Reddy and James Dinneen may be proof that business savvy has no age limit: The two 18-year-olds are co-founders of Omirown Entertainment LLC. Omirown made it through to the last round of the annual Entrepreneurial Challenge hosted by the business school at UNC. Each year the Monfort College of Business hosts the Entrepreneurial Challenge at the University of Northern Colorado in an effort to give Colorado-based startup businesses the chance to win $25,000 - the largest cash prize in the state for a competition of this nature. Challenge will be broadcast as a television program at 9:30 p.m. March 29 on KTVD Channel 20, and it will also be streamed on 9NEWS.com. “The competition is truly serving as a real business initiative in northern Colorado,” said David Thomas, director of the Entrepreneurial Challenge. He is also an assistant professor of management at UNC. “The business concepts were diverse, well presented and very impressive.” The competition is open to startup businesses which have begun business devel-

opment but “have not yet received payment for the sale of product or services,” according to the E-Challenge website. Reddy and Dinneen’s mobile software development company produces games for “Food Factory,” simulates the experience of chefs who must manage food and bring it to restaurant tables. The game is set to be released in 46 countries. For more information, visit http://omirown.us. During the preliminary round of the competition, six judges examined the semimore than 30 entrepreneurs who submitted business concepts for this year’s challenge, six judges chose 18 start-ups to compete in the preliminary round. Dick Monfort, Brad Cheedle and Chris cializes clean water and safe power innovations developed to remove toxic organic hydrocarbons from water used in industrial processes and Congo, an online platform that provides users with instant access to a fee-based live video chat with a qualidiesel-fuel treatment and monitoring system designed for oil and gas operators to

platform that allows users to send personalized digital gifts with text, video and audio capabilities. While the Entrepreneurial Challenge takes place on the UNC campus and two from the Monfort College of Business, the competition isn’t as much of a ‘family affair’ as it might seem. Omirown Entertainment’s entry is the only concept submitted by a UNC student competition. Reddy is a business management major with a minor in entrepreneurship. Event coordinators say that most competitors aren’t students at all—they’re new business owners who are hoping to establish themselves. Last year’s challenge winner, Vertikle Enterprises, seeks to improve the lives of amputees with a new generation of products that utilize technology which allow prosthetic devices to communicate with their users. “Winning the Entrepreneurial Challenge made a big difference,” said Clint Accinni, co-founder of Vertikle Enterprises.“Not only were we able to use some of the prize money to produce units and get them to patients who were waiting on the technology,

but the press and attention that it drew also helped us tremendously. We have been actually attract investors for larger capital amounts.” also receive services from UNC BizHub. BizHub is a new business incubator at UNC that provides entrepreneural services to Colorado companies. include assistance in securing investment capital through a program called “Speed to Capital” and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs test their business model. BizHub is also the only organization coaching tool called GrowthWheel. Beyond the monetary prize that the Entrepreneurial Challenge offers, past competition go much deeper than giving “The biggest thing the competition taught us was how to communicate our idea and our passion in a way that was effective when talking to investors,” Accinni said. “We had a great idea, but before this, we didn’t know how to present it.” Challenge will be presented in a “Shark Tank” format.

Beer reviewer rates New Belgium Amber Ale By Austin Hutton

Beer breakdown: Fat Tire Amber Ale by New Belgium Brewing Company. synonymous with Colorado craft beer. Fat Tire is so well known that the beer name is often confused as the brewery name. Aroma: Bready, biscuit and cara-

mel smells dominate. A hop aroma is present but not overpowering. Very slight orange notes. Appearance: Poured from the bottle to a New Belgium globe glass. Rich copper color, no haze with a well retained off-white head. Flavor: Very similar to aroma. noticeable hop bitterness but slight Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy but still medium bodied. Barely coats your mouth. Finishes very smooth. Carbonation to style. Drinkability: A staple for any budding beer drinker. Being one of Cololike this beer. Very drinkable, it’s nice that it’s not overly complex. Austin Hutton | The Mirror


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Monday, Feb. 3: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Guest Artist Masterclass: Tom Hooten, trumpet. Frasier Hall. Room 63. 7:30-10 p.m. UNC@UCCC : University Symphony Orchestra. Union Colony Civic Center. For ticket information, please call 970-351-2200.

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From left: Freshmen Travis Rankin, Gabe Grimaldo and Mike Ham Jr. take the open stage.

Wide variety at open mic Antonio Hill

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Whether you’re new to Open Mic Nights or a seasoned veteran, there is always something there to surprise you. Monday night was no different. The Fireside Lounge at

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James Medina, a freshmen music business major, belts out a tune with his guitar on Monday night.

students: artists and musicians alike. “I have been to about 41 of these, and they never get old,” senior communication major Kacie Thomas said. “My favorite thing about these events is seeing all the support from the students.” Thomas is part of the University Program Council (UPC), which hosts open mic nights,

but at this event she performed as well. “I don’t always perform, but tonight I’m going to sing a duet of ‘How Deep is your Love’ by Michael Bublé with my friend.” Performances are not limited to just vocals. Some incredible display of instrumental skill was seen throughout the night. Joey Solano, a senior sports and exercise science major, is in a band called Hypnotic Vibes, and they performed three of their newest songs. “I’m really hoping for our band to take off. I’ve ever written songs, and I’m excited to share them with people,” So-

lano said. “I like to play guitar and keys but being able to sing to is important, too, because a well rounded band is a better band.” Even if you forget to sign up for a slot, you can still get a slot on the spot. Some on-the-spot performances included full renditions of “Ice Ice Baby” and songs from the movie “Les Misérables.” Almost nothing is off limits. “I was honestly surprised at how well some song collaborations came out. That’s my favorite thing about open mic nights, you never really know what to expect,” junior psychology major Mitch Staut said between performances.

Composer for “Family Guy,” “American Dad” coaches UNC jazz lab David Ochoa

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It’s a well-worn cliché, but in this particular instance it holds true: you may not know who Ron Jones is, but you’ve heard his work. With over 40,000 licensed compositions for television and movies, Jones has composed music for television series such as “Family Guy,” “American Dad”

and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Jones spent Friday giving lectures to students at the College of Performing and Visual music business, in addition to coaching UNC’s top jazz ensemble, Lab I. During his lecture on music business, Jones emphatically covered a range of topics while managing to stay away

from the traditional business fodder. Throughout his clinic, Jones stressed the importance of creating music. “Getting into content (creation) is a big freakin’ deal,”Jones said. He countered this by stressing the importance of being able to capitalize on creative endeavors. “You should not intern,” he said. “Do not work for free. If you

have a commodity you should be able to turn that into something.” Additionally, Jones said he thought students weren’t focused enough on the importance of networking and friendships while still in school. “People hire people,” Jones said. “People don’t hire résumés, people hire their friends.” Jones continued this line of thinking by stressing the See Jazz on page 13

Thursday Feb. 6: 3:30-8 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration. University Center. 185 UNC students. $16 for all others. 7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Series: “Beyond Therapy.” Gray Hall. Norton Theatre. For ticket information, please call 970-351-2200.

Friday, Feb. 7: 7:30 p.m. Performing Arts Series: “Beyond Therapy.” Gray Hall. Norton Theatre. For ticket information, please call 970-351-2200.

Saturday, Feb. 7: 2 p.m. Performing Arts Series: “Beyond Therapy.” Gray Hall. Norton Theatre. For ticket information, please call 970-351-2200. 2 p.m. Royal Affair. Moxi Theatre. $8 21+. $10 under 21.

Sunday, Feb. 8: 7:30 p.m. UNC Performing and Visual Arts Gala. Union Colony Civic Center.


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Your next tweet could be @midnight’s inspiration Biz Gilmore

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Chris Hardwick knows a few things about time management. The 42-year-old comedian hosts the Comedy Central show “@ midnight” four nights a week, records “Nerdist,” an all-thingsnerd weekly podcast with his comedian friends and hosts a focused after-show to AMC’s “The Walking Dead” called “The Talking Dead” (before the year, he also hosted the aptlynamed “Talking Bad”). His secret? “Time management is pretty how long it takes to do everything you normally do. My calendar is like a Tetris board: it’s like blocks,” Hardwick said in a national conference call with The Mirror and other student media

organizations. Hardwick’s tip to conquer procrastination: trick you brain. “Try and think in terms of global view and street view in Google maps. When you need to focus, kick it into street view,” Hardwick said. It seems like Hardwick and his team of writers followed this advice for “@midnight.” Every night they set out to tackle the broadest of subjects: what insanity happened on the Internet that day. And every night they use recurring segments to deliver a polished and focused solid half hour of comedy. The show’s style mimics that of the classic British panel show—a genre Hardwick said he is excited to show to an American audience. Three guest comedians, ranging from stand up comedy veterans like Patton Oswalt and Doug Benson to musician “Weird Al” Yankovic, take on a series of

comedic challenges before a live audience. “@midnight” is broken into a handful of daily segments, with many recurring segments mixed in. A recent segment titled “OkCupid or Serial Killer” asked comedians to buzz in and answer if a written snippet came from the rambles of a serial killer or from lar dating site OkCupid.com. In the tradition of Drew Carey, Aisha Tyler and Dumbledore, Hardwick assigns points for a job well done with the phrase “Points!” after each joke. “Points are more like Hogwarts house points than ‘Whose Line (is it Anyway?)’ points,” Hardwick said. “I assign points based on how well do I react, how well do people react? What I love, what the crowd loves. When people don’t get points, it’s when no one reacts or it’s too offensive or somewhat arbitrary.”

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Chris Hardwick brings his playful comedic style to @midnight for a daily game show about pop culture and the Internet.

“@midnight” has a comfortable timeslot Monday through Thursday after “The Colbert Report.” Fresh into its second season, Hardwick said he’s excited to grow with the show.

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Year of the horse begins Composer encourages students Jennifer Hazeldine

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Welcome to the year of the horse. UNC's Chinese Culture Club rang in the Chinese New Year at Crescent Cove Tea Tavern Friday. The Chinese New Year is a traditional holiday in China that celebrates the turn of the Chinese calendar. It is often called the Lunar New Year because the calendar is lunisolar, meaning the date will indicate the phase of the moon as well as the solar year. Sarah and Aaron Wooten, the owners of Cranford Cove Tea Tavern, decided to celebrate Chinese New Year by weaving it within their teashop for the evening. “We normally have events on Friday nights, and Chinese New Year was on a Friday this year,” Sarah Wooten said. “So it just seemed natural to have some sort of event that celebrated Chinese New Year because tea is very Chinese.” The Chinese Culture Club was involved in the Tea Tavern's event. “We thought it would be a great way to help local businesses, and also bring in people from UNC so this place really picks up,” freshman Emily Doerner said. “We can get such a cool place and prevent businesses from going out.” The windows of Cranford Cove Tea Tavern were decorated with horses. The Chinese Culture Club opened the party with a skit depicting how the zodiac calendar animals were selected. In the legend, the Jade Emperor gathers all the animals together for a race to determine the designated calendar signs. would become the zodiac symbols. The rat and the cat are close friends, and the rat tells the cat he will wake him up be-

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importance of having a solid plan and generating ideas while in school, as well as According to Jones, students would be able to save valuable time and resources in reaching their goal. Jones continued by explaining that students need to be able to create opportunities for themselves. “There is no big break. There are a bunch of little breaks, and you make those happen yourself,” he said. The lecture came to a close when Jones expressed his hope that all students create their dream. “I’ve never worked a day in my life. I’m in the dream business,” Jones said. Students were receptive to the lecture.

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Emily Doerner played the narrator in the Chinese Culture Club’s skit on Friday.

fore the race starts. With his excitement the day of the race, he fails to wake up the cat and leaves without him. By the time the cat arrives at the race, the selection has already been established, which is why the cat is not part of the zodiac calendar, and why cats chase rats. zodiac animals follow behind him on the calendar. UNC will host more Lunar New Year events starting Thursday, Feb. 6 at the University Center with games, dancing, music and refreshments hosted by UNC’s Asian Student Services.

“It was a good thing for musicians to hear, so we can continue to exist. It was good to hear about the music business,” junior jazz performance major Andy Whitehead said. Some students said they were grateful just to have an opportunity to interact with someone like Jones. “It was great having someone that accomplished here only to realize that they’re still down to earth,” doctoral student Ryan Middagh said. In his career, Jones has composed for television shows such as “The Fairly Oddparents,” “The Smurfs,” “ScoobyDoo” and “Magnum P.I.” He has also “How It’s Done: Creating Music For Animation.”


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Once more, with feeling

UNC faculty and students took their turn in the spotlight at the Faculty Composer’s Recital Tuesday at the Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall.

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Part of properly loving beer is knowing its long and storied history Brews and reviews By Austin Hutton

Beer: Where did it come from, where did it go? For most of us, beer has simply cently. The craft beer industry is in the middle of a revolution and an attempt to change the national thought on its product. I certainly don’t understand why anyone would choose to in possibly the best beer produc-

ing state in the country. But I digress. The real reason nating and refreshing is because it shows how far we’ve come as a beer-drinking country. To understand why this is so important, it is necessary to understand the history of the beer world. Some might think brewing and drinking are fairly modern conventions. The reality is that brewing a grain-based alcoholic beverage is be argued that without beer, there to begin with. I chuckle thinking of the irony: beer begets civiliNeanderthals are thought to have developed some grain-based

“beer.” There is written record of beer dating back to 2000 BC in ancient Iraq and Egypt. Quick jump to the late 1600s, around the time the pilgrims came to the New World. When the pilPlymouth Rock, they did so because their beer provisions were dwindling. They needed to set up a brewery, so they didn’t have to drink water. The water in London and most of Europe was poor enough that it was impotable. Brewing was the only way for people to stay relatively hydrated without getting sick. It might sound counterintuitive, but the beer that they were making was a very low alcohol beer, just enough to kill any bacteria but not enough where it would be easy

to get drunk. In this instance, it’s good that the beer was like water. The local brewery became a mainstay in every town, partly out of necessity and partly out of the developed taste for beer. As the country grew, so did the number of breweries. In post-Civil War America there were more than 2,000 breweries across the country. mergers and failed breweries started becoming more common. The number of breweries continued to plummet until Prohibition, hate thinking of a world without breweries; it truly was a sad time in American history. After Prohibition the number of breweries in the country reached its lowest point in 1976

when there were only 89 left. Luckily for us, that number has continued to rise and in 2013 there were over 2,500 breweries open and thousands planning to open in the near future. Beer has played an intricate role in shaping this country, which I think is pretty awesome. I just like to say that without beer we wouldn’t be here as a country. pects of our culture than we like to give it credit. It’s time to start appreciating its story more. —Austin Hutton is a senior chemistry major and beer columnist for The Mirror, who also works as an intern at New Belgium Brewing. He can be contacted via email at arts@uncmirror.com.


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This week in UNC sports:

Club hockey struggles against Metro Jacob Scott

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The UNC club hockey team was unable to match the hot play of Metro State Friday night at the Greeley Ice Haus, falling 5-1. Metro State (20-8-1) jumped out of the gate, scoring three times before the midway point through each other. The Roadrunners then took advantage of an early second-period power play, pushing the University of Northern Colorado (19-61) down by four. Senior forward Tripp Wheat ended the Bears’ drought scoring two minutes after MSU’s goal. Northern Colorado’s energy picked up after minutes until Metro State found the back of the net once more, squelching UNC’s hopes of a comeback. After the game, Wheat was quick to give credit to his opponents. “Hats off to Metro,” Wheat said. “We got outcoached, out-played, outworked. They were on us all night.”

Everything that could go right for the Roadrunners did, including outstanding play between the pipes from junior goalie Evan Hyndman, who let in just one goal on 36 shots faced. The Bears’ skaters usually generate about 50 shots on goal per game, but the players of MSU would not let that happen. UNC could not sustain pressure in the offensive zone due to a strong, disciplined defensive scheme from the Roadrunners. Wheat also said luck was on Metro State’s side. “We didn’t have one bounce the whole game, and they got everything,” Wheat said. “The bounces just went their way tonight.” The Bears were on their heels most of the

The Bears return to the Ice Haus Friday to take on the University of Denver home series.

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UNC traveled to Boise, Idaho to take on Boise State Friday and fell to the Broncos 27-10. The dual started out well for the Bears as freshman Sonny Espinoza (131) defeated BSU’s Ben DeMeulle by a score of 16-12. The win marked was Espinoza’s eighth of the season. Two matches passed before

at Idaho State. 7 p.m. Thursday. Pocatello, Idaho.

Women’s Basketball: vs. Idaho State. 7 p.m. Thursday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. vs. Weber State. 2 p.m. Saturday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Softball: Georgia Southern Tournament. Statesboro, Ga. Friday: 1 p.m. vs. Tennessee. Saturday: 8 a.m. vs. Oakland. 10 a.m. vs. Tennessee. Sunday: 7:30 a.m. vs. Oakland. 11:30 a.m. vs. Georgia Southern. Track & Field: Air Force Don Barnett Duals. All Day Friday. Colorado Springs.

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Northern Colorado senior forward Kenny Higdon handles the puck near center ice in the Bears’ Jan. 31 5-1 loss to Metro State at the Greeley Ice Haus.

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the University of Northern Colorado earned another victory. This time, it was junior Mitchell Polkowske (157) who got Trey Andrews the win. He did so with a major decision and score of 9-0 over BSU’s Steven Hernandez.

lied by UNC came from redshirt freshman Trey Andrews (125) who concluded the dual with a 5-2 decision against Rami Haddadin. UNC’s junior heavyweight Henry Chirino and sophomore Nick Alspaugh (149) were defeated by pin. Sophomore Nick Adams (141), juniors Charlie McMartin (165), Josh Van Tine (174), Nick

Husky Invite—Distance. All Day Saturday. Seattle. Men’s Tennis: vs. Colorado Mesa. 9 a.m. Saturday. Work Out West.

Wrestling falters at Boise State

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Men’s Basketball:

at Weber State. 7 p.m. Saturday. Ogden, Utah.

trips to the penalty box. The penalty kill unit killed attempts, but the Bears’ power play was unable to score in any of its own

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Bayer (184) and freshman Cole Briegel (197) lost by decision. The Bears begin the Western Wrestling Conference season at Wyoming on Friday.

vs. North Dakota. 2 p.m. Sunday. Work Out West. Women’s Tennis: vs. Colorado Mesa. 1 p.m. Saturday. Work Out West. vs. Portland State. 10 a.m. Sunday. Work Out West. Wrestling:

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at Wyoming 7 p.m. Friday Laramie, Wyo.

at Wyoming. 7 p.m. Friday. Laramie, Wyo. vs. North Dakota State. 2 p.m. Sunday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.


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Hockey rules in the Olympics: Goalies can handle the puck behind their net

Scoring

Points awarded by the number of stones closer to the button (center) than the opposing t first stone

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia begin this week with Friday’s opening ceremonies. are all just a way to dress up

Overtime

10-minute overtime period rather than five before a shootout

Penalty Shot

Any player can take a penalty shot—not just the player who was fouled

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Fighting

Players are ejected for fighting instead of being sent to the penalty box

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Scoring Zone

Olympics 101

No Trapezoids

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The House

Stone glides on frozen water. The sweepers brush ice in front to control the path and speed.

Teams Two Teams of four take turns throwing eight stones each

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Adding to the more open NHL, they are assessed a plus any auxiliary penalOlympic hockey has a zesometimes suspended in more serious cases. The NHL added trapethe 2004-05 lockout to limit where goalies can touch the puck. The trapezoid is the only place behind the goal line where the goalie can play the puck. There is no trapezoid in the Olympics, meaning the goalie can handle the puck anywhere behind the goal line. extended to 10 minutes and any player on a team can take a penalty shot whereas in the NHL, only the player shot.

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Men’s basketball outgunned by Eastern Washington Staff Report

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Eastern Washington sophomore guard and Big Sky leading scorer Tyler Harvey didn’t make a two-point basket but still managed to score 38 points—24 in the second half—in his Eagles’ 94-90 overtime win over UNC Saturday afternoon in Cheney, Wash. The University of Northern Colorado (13-6, 7-3 Big Sky) has relied on its defense for much of the season, but the Bears allowed Harvey to make 10-of-15 shots from long distance as part of 16 3-pointers from the Eagles (9-12, 4-6). Northern Colorado shot almost 50 percent shooting from EWU while making just 54.5 percent of their free throws,

ultimately contributing to their downfall. Four Bears reached double-digit points in the loss, led by freshman guard Jordan Wilson, who set a new career high with 21. Senior guard Tate Unruh broke out Derrick Barden of a slump with 12 points while Tim Huskisson contributed 17 points, and forwards Derrick Barden and Dominique Lee scored 10 apiece. utes left in regulation and as many as 13 in the second half before tying the game at 81 to send it to overtime. The Eagles won the

overtime period 13-9, though, securing the victory. EWU guard Drew Brandon recorded 15 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds to help Harvey carry the load, and Parker Kelly added 17 points for the Eagles. Eastern Washington assisted on 25 of its 31 baskets compared to 13 UNC assists on 36 made Barden brought down eight rebounds to lead the Bears and junior guard Tevin SviThe Bears also lost Thursday night at Portland State by a score of 80-57. They allowed the Vikings to make 9-of-19 attempted 3-point shots and shoot 54.7 perNorthern Colorado compounded the problem by going cold on the offensive end, making just two 3-point

overall. UNC’s next game will be again on the road as they look to get back on track against Idaho State (7-12, 4-6) at 7 p.m. Thursday in Pocatello, Idaho. Idaho State has three of the top 10 scorers in the Big Sky Conference in the persons of junior forward Chris Hansen (17.1 points per game) and senior guards Andre Hatchett (14.8) and Tomas Sanchez (14.7)

Up next: at Idaho State (7-12, 4-6 Big Sky) 7 p.m. Thursday Pocatello, Idaho

Bears struggle to find rhythm, rebounds in Saturday loss followed by Mallon with 10, all in UNC was coming off a win driven by 26 points off the bench Thursday against Portland State but got a mere seven from non-starters Saturday. “The intensity of Eastern Washington’s defense,” White said. “You saw (senior guard) Molly (Duehn) having to get her shot off a little bit quicker, you saw people decisions off the dribble, and some of our young kids are not ready for that.” Lockridge led the team with seven rebounds, including three on offense. The

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UNC players look dejected on the bench during the Bears’ 52-51 loss Saturday against Eastern Washington at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

Basketball from page 1

thing to get them to understand the importance of these home games, the games that we can win or we have the opportunity to win. It’s not happening, and I’m not sure why, whether it’s leadership. It’s just disappointing. It is really, really disappointing that win or lose we don’t have the urgency to play hard, and Eastern Washington did a good job. They stepped up and

got some good intensity on defense, and they gave themselves a chance to win and we didn’t.” The loss was the second game the Bears have lost by three or fewer points at home ,and it was the third game in a row against Eastern Washington that came down to the have suffered this season while holding their opponent to fewer than 60 points. Lee led the Bears with 13 points,

scored just four second-chance points as a result. “I think they crashed the boards and had that intensity, and that’s something we lacked, but we’re going to work on that as usual,” Lockridge said. “It’s kind of been one of our Achilles’ heels this season.” According to Lee grabbing boards is not the only focus the Bears will need going forward. “We talk a lot about 50-50 balls a lot, and those are balls players on both teams can grab and I think we struggled with that tonight,” she said. “There were a lot of loose balls we didn’t come up with tonight, and I think that’s a problem.” Thursday against Portland State the Bears won 77-60, with the assists being key for UNC with 19. Duehn, Lee and Lockridge had doubledigit points with 18, 15 and 11, respectively. Besides the bench contribution, second-chance points were a major

problem Saturday that wasn’t present Thursday. Against PSU the Bears had 17 points from 15 offensive rebounds, compared to Saturday. “One of the differences is that when you get a lead, there’s not as much pressure,” White said. “When every point counts and every defensive stop counts, there’s more pressure, and right now I think we’re not dealing with that well.” The Bears are in the middle of a fourgame homestand with only a two-game home stretch left after next week. The Bears are 6-5 at home but 2-4 when hosting Big Sky opponents. have to have these home games under our belts before we hit the road because every where’s a hard place to play,” Lockridge said. “We need to make our stance in the Big Sky Conference.” The Bears only have four games at Butler-Hancock left. They will host Idaho State (8-11, 6-4) followed by Weber State will be played Feb. 20 and 22 when they host Sacramento State (14-5, 6-4) and Northern Arizona (6-13, 3-7).

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Track and field going places

Four qualify for Big Sky Championship Staff Report

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competed Friday and Saturday at the Mountain State Games in Pocatello, Idaho. The competition was not titles but also with some record breaking times by new and old Bears. Along with titles and some record-setting, the weekend also brought four University of Northern the Big Sky Championship which will be held at the same venue on Idaho State’s campus on Feb. 28 and March 1. Bears junior Rachel Big Sky Championship in the long jump and 200-meter dash Saturday. On that

same day, Hinker won the long jump and the 200-meter dash. A day prior, she won Rachel Hinker the women’s preliminaries of the 200-meter dash. UNC freshman Alex

Bears freshman Jordan Medina and junior Chris Sterling were the last two to become Big Sky Championship quali-

for the Big Sky Championship, won the men’s 200-meter dash and placed fourth in the 60-meter dash on Saturday with 21.97 seconds and 7.03 seconds, respectively. The time it took Mead to complete in the 60-meter dash was the ninth-fastest in UNC history. On Friday Mead placed sixth in the 60-meter dash, and eighth in the 200-meter.

the Big Sky Championship were several others who were winners in their events. Junior Isaiah Grady tied ies for men’s 60-meter dash with a time of 6.88 seconds. He also took

the competition, Medina won the 400-meter and was quickly followed by Sterling who placed second. Alongside the four

200-meter dash with 22.15 seconds. On Saturday, Grady See Track on page 23

Olympic curling explained Olympics from page 16

Another sport that garners considerable attention from Americans—likely because they are confused by its rules—is curling. We’ll start with the basics: There are 10 ends (like baseball innings) in curling, and each team throws (slides) four stones in each end. The goal is to get the most stones closest to the button (center) of the house (target). A team gets a point for each stone closer to the button than the opponent’s closest stone, so only one team can score in an end. The ice is bumpier in curling than in other sports, and sweepers go ahead of the stone to smooth out the ice to alter the stone’s path and adjust its speed. Teams often use great force and speed in an attempt to bump their opponent’s stones out of the way to gain more points. Sometimes they determine an opponent’s stone may hit their own on a ricochet, so they employ deft touch and spin to work around a stone to a more strategic position. Whether you’re new to the winter games, or were a sweeper from the time you could walk in curling shoes, the Olympics will be an exciting time to watch athletes from all over the world proudly wear their nation’s colors.

Opening round viewing guide Women’s hockey: (all on NBC Sports) 1 a.m. Saturday vs. Finland (re-airs at 3 p.m.) 3 a.m. Feb. 10 vs. Switzerland (3 p.m.) 5:30 a.m. Feb. 12 vs. Canada (3 p.m.) Men’s hockey: (all on NBC Sports) 5:30 a.m. Feb. 13 vs. Slovakia (3 p.m.) 5:30 a.m. Feb. 15 vs. Russia (3 p.m.) 5:30 a.m. Feb. vs. Slovenia (3 p.m.)

Women’s curling: 3 a.m. Feb. 10 vs. Switzerland (NBCSN) 3 a.m. Feb. 12 vs. China (USA) Men’s curling: 3 a.m. Feb. 11 vs. China (USA)

Bobsled: 1 p.m. Feb. 16 (NBC)

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A museum display on the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team at the Mystic Pavilion in Mystic Mountain Rainforest Adventures park in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The Jamaican bobsled team is back in the Olympics this year after being away for 12 years.

Jamaican bobsledders return Biz Gilmore

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After a 12-year absence from the Winter Olympics, Jamaica will once again have a bobsled team in competition. The road to Olympic glory can be tough—and pricey. The Jamaican team trip to Sochi. That’s when the Internet intervened. Through various online fundraisers, including donations from users of Dogecoin, an online cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin, the team has surpassed its $80,000 goal by about $20,000. The support the Jamaican team is receiving arguably has everything to do with where they come from, and the road that lead them to this Olympic Games to

begin with. Runnings,” Disney popularized the story of Jamaithe 1988 Games in Calgary. The true story of a small, tropical island’s team of sprinters working on a Winter sport is cinema-worthy on its own; who doesn’t story, especially in sports? However, some of the best feel good moments ized versions of what actually transpired. Spoiler alert: the scene at the end where the team members pick up their failed, rickety bobsled and on their shoulders didn’t really happen. Hollywood tugging at our collective heart strings the Jamaican team perma-

nently on the radar of sports and movie lovers everywhere. Jamaica’s bobsledding team returned to the Olympics in the 1992 Games, with poor results. In 1994 in Norway, the Jamaican team earned a respectable 14th place, besting Russia by ten places and just beating out the U.S. Team. After 1994, the team went quiet and the Winter Olympics went along without Jamaican persuasion for eight years. In 2002, the Jamaicans returned to the Olympic scene in Park City Utah. The two-man team placed 28th. Back on the Olympic scene, freshly-funded and hopefully ready to sled, the world is waiting to see how Jamaica’s bobsled team does in Sochi.


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February 3, 2014

Women’s tennis downed by Air Force Staff Report

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Men’s tennis loses 5-2 Staff Report

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UNC women’s tennis Street. The two individual University of Northern

The University of North-

Ben Grendron and junior Jordan Loughnan.

several matches to three sets but was ultimately unable to record enough wins to take the overall match. UNC senior Adriana Ni-

while Loughnan beat Taylor Grant in a close sophomore Mitchel Knight by set scores of

freshman Laura Wehner beat Marcelli Magday by Beyond that, though, the Bears struggled. Northern Colorado senior Stephanie Catlin fell in three sets to Mary Meyers,

fore Walters-West took the

vi defeated UNC’s junior

time, it was not known why the match was stopped. In doubles, Magday

Landram beat freshman Beth Coton by set scores of

ers and Anastasia Hueffner beat Wehner and Hoolahan

The remaining singles match between Bears sophomore Hilary Walters-West -

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UNC sophomore Hilary Walters-West celebrates an earned point in her match against Air Force’s Lily Forlini at Work Out West. The match went unfinished after each player won a set and the Falcons beat the Bears 4-2.

Walters-West and Nieto

not enough to reverse the result of the team match. Next up for UNC is against Colorado Mesa at Work Out West.

senior Michael Moya was defeated by Alex Rounding out the individual matches was Northern Colorado sophomore, who lost in Chandler Herbst | The Mirror

winning two of the three pairs matches. Genfeated Knight and Bears sophomore Eric Schuermans.

Up next:

vs. Colorado Mesa 1 p.m. Saturday Work Out West

Bears junior Ben Gendron returns a shot from Air Force’s Andy Jackson in his 6-4, 6-5 win Sunday at Work Out West. Despite Gendron’s win, the Bears lost 5-2.

Up next: Jeff Carlson. urday against Colorado Mesa at Work Out West.

vs. Colorado Mesa 9 a.m. Saturday Work Out West

AquaBears fall to CSU Swimming from page 1

career is almost over but on the other end, it feels good to have accomplished so much in my college career,” Van Oost said. “Our last meet that we have of the season is conference and that’s going to be my last one so I’m looking forward to going out and swimming my best there and hopefully getting my personal best time.” Prior to the seniors’ recognition, UNC freshman Carleigh Barrett and Riggle

timistic about the Bears’ chances against the Rams in the future. “They’re not a conference rival but McClanahan said. “So it’s a tough win for us. We haven’t beat them in a long time and that is our goal every year and the girls fought for it and that’s all way that they do, one day we will beat them.” The AquaBears have a little less then a month to rest before competing for the in San Antonio, Texas.

Riggle also helped teammates junior Melissa Tillman, Alger and junior Kelfreestyle relay. UNC head coach Kelly McClanahan, discussed the challenge of beating Colorado State and, despite the loss, was op-

Up next: WAC Invitational Feb. 26-Mar. 1 San Antonio, Texas

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Senior Gina Riggle swims the 200-meter breaststroke in the AquaBears’ 177-104 loss Friday at Butler-Hancock Pool. Riggle finished second in the event and won the 100 breaststroke.


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Transition to new German team brings opportunity for more cultural experiences Globetrotting By Lauren Oosdyke

Well, when life hands you opportunities you take them and roll with the punches. I got offered a new contract and am now playing professional basketball in a bigger league in Langen, Germany. I am about a 15-20 minute train ride from the big city of Frankfurt. The team I am playing for is called Rhein-Main Baskets, and it is in the top German league. We are currently in second place in the league and have a really great chance of going very far in playoffs. Moving to a new country and not knowing anyone or the lifestyle is a very exciting and yet

somewhat apprehensive feeling. You do not really know what to expect, but that is what I love about it. I like to be adventurous and love being somewhere I get to explore new places and meet new people. I am living with a host family here in Langen. They are very nice and speak really good English. There are three kids, and their ages are 16, 13 and 7. It has been fun learning a new lifestyle and trying to learn how to cook German food and speak some German as well. I am going to start cooking for them once a week and hopefully teach them how to cook some American foods. In Germany, teams are allowed to have three Americans per team ,so I am so lucky to have two other American players with me. We do absolutely everything together, and when we have time outside of basketball, we like to travel within Germany and even outside of Germany.

Recently, we had a weekend off from basketball, so we decided to drive to Prague in the Czech Republic. Prague was an absolutely gorgeous city with so much history. We ate great Czech food, drank some Czech beer and did a lot of sightseeing. We went to the Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. It was such a fun trip! I was in Frankfurt on New Year’s Eve with my teammates, I will never forget. We walked through the city to the river. While we were walking through the streets, people were drinking every type of alcohol in the streets wherever they wanted. Apparently there are no rules for where one can do it. and soar in the air and hit a lady in the back of her head (thank goodness she was wearing a big

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Buildings line a street in Frankfurt, Germany. Lauren Oosdyke recently was offered a contract to play in nearby Langen, Germany after playing professionally in Iceland.

hood and was OK). My American teammates and I could not believe what was going on, and we were on red alert the entire time. When it turned midnight, it was an ab-

solutely beautiful sight with all just so happy I made it out of there See Oosdyke on page 23


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FUN & GAMES By Nicole Busse

February 3, 2014

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February 3, 2014

Playstation 4 or Xbox One? Game Column By Matt Tarman

With two new consuls of this generation on the market, which is better: Xbox One or Playstation 4? First, the standard question: which console is more “powerful?” Both consoles are powerful in their own ways; both are very fast and are capable of much more than the last two consoles. Both consoles use the same eight-core Jaguar CPU. The CPU is basically the brain of the machine. It is what runs all the processes and basically tells everything what it need to be doing. eight-cores means there are essentially eight brains processing eight things at once. They use the same CPU, however, the Xbox One’s is clocked to perform at a higher speed than the PS4, which is necessary because the Xbox One can run multiple apps at once and the PS4 cannot. However tasks like that take up two of the cores on the CPU, while the PS4 does not have a restriction

like that. In the long run, this will most likely not make much difference between the consoles. Now for GPU, or the graphical hardware in the system. This is what controls graphic quality and how fast a game runs in terms of frames per second. It would take a while to explain all the things like compute units and shader processors and so on. Basically compute units are processing the information given to form a picture out of them. A shader processor is what regulates production of light and color levels in an image. The more of these there are, the more shading and appropriate light can be rendered. The Xbox One has 12 compute units containing 768 shader processors, while the PS4 has 18 compute units and 1152 shader processors. Yet the speed of the Xbox One is slightly faster, meaning the Xbox can produce the images faster and with good quality. However, the PS4 can produce more realistic and “better” graphics. So it is really up to you which is more “powerful.” The Xbox is faster, yet the PS4 can make better graph-

ics. This is a very basic understanding. If you wish to know more, I suggest some research. I can recommend some sites to look at and

start cooperating. This is a very noble objective, but as anyone knows, it isn’t going to happen. At least not as quickly as President Obama would like. Even though President Obama didn’t leave me

claims he’s going to, but that he also goes beyond that as well. For Obama’s sake and the country’s sake, I really hope he does “make this a year of action.”

The main thing are the games. Both consoles have big releases in March: “Titanfall,” for the Xbox One, and “InFamous: Second Son” on the PS4. “Titanfall” is made by the people who made “Call of Duty 4” and is so far expected to give “Call of Duty” a run for its money. “InFamous” is said to be full advantage of the PS4’s power. It is a revolutionary shooter, and people are expecting big things from it. “InFamous” is also starting to seem like the game that the PS4 is as a system. I have already made my choice; I got a Playstation 4 for Christmas. Only time will tell which is better, and when that day comes hopefully most will valiantly support whichever decision they make in the never ending console war. —Matt Tarman is a video game reviewer for The Mirror. He can be contacted via email at arts@uncmirror.com.

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Runners set new school records Track from page 18

won the 60-meter dash at 6.89 seconds with 22.28. Freshman Jayson Dupre won the men’s triple jump with a mark of 12.92 while freshman Susan Meinders won the women’s 400 meters with a time of 58.61 seconds. UNC’s second-best time for the men’s high jump was improved to 2.15 meters by

record that’s been standing since 1983. Another record-setter is junior Ashley Atkin, who ran the second-fastest time in school history at 2:15.45 in the women’s 800 meters. Sophomore Amber Solomon improved the women’s 60-meter hurdle and took second Saturday with a time of 9.05 seconds. Junior Andy Kemmer placed sixth on Friday in the 200-meter dash with 22.22 seconds, which marked the ninth best time

the event on Saturday. Evanson was already the holder of the record and improved the mark by .03 meters. He is one-tenth of a meter from obtaining the top mark in school history, a

fourth in 200-meters at 22.28 seconds on Saturday. The Bears compete next in the Air Force Don Barnett Duals on Friday in Colorado Springs.

Oosdyke from page 20

oil to a golden brown—super healthy. The big meal of the day in Germany is at lunchtime. Lunch is when the parents come home from work and have a family gathering. At dinner time they usually have different types of cheese on bread along with different spreads, a big change from dinner in the United States. With that, I’ll bid you auf wiedersehen!

State of the Union address up to snuff Germany brings new experiences Speech from page 3

from Congress. With a 43 percent approval rating, President Obama hoped that bringing unity to a recalcitrant Congress would be his best bet in getting anything done. After all, with the government shutdown that happened in October, there is enough evidence to say that Congress really needs to

with his State of the Union address this year, I did enjoy listening to him speak. It is in my hopes that he does accomplish what he

— Shadae Mallory is a freshman English and theater education major and news and A&E writer for The Mirror. She can be reached via email at news@ uncmirror.com.

I have had some time to explore the new city of Frankfurt with my teammates. It has a lot of great shops and restaurants and a Starbucks, which I am so happy about! not be good for my wallet, and I will be spending some Euros. I have tried many different types of German food, and they are all delicious. They are known for their bratwurst, schnitzel and beer. Schnitzel can be any different kind of and bread crumbs and then fried in butter or

— Lauren Oosdyke is a former UNC basketball player with bachelor’s degrees in broadcast journalism and communication and a master’s in sport administration and a columnist for The Mirror.


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February 3, 2014

UNC alum shares memories of Philip Seymour Hoffman Biz Gilmore

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He was Truman Capote. “Hunger Games” fans knew him as the embodiment of Plutarch Heavensbee. From “Boogie Nights” to “The Big Lebowski,” the late Philip Seymour Hoffman was known by many names. To one UNC alum, he was just Phil. Neal Rubin graduated from UNC with a degree in journalism in 1978. While he was on campus, he worked as the sports editor at The Mirror. During his senior year, Rubin was a full-time sports reporter for the Greeley Tribune. After graduation, his

Vegas and then Detroit, where he is currently a columnist for the Detroit News. It was in M i c h i g a n , Neal Rubin of all places, that Rubin and Hoffman met on the set of the 2011 political drama “The Ides of March.” Director George Clooney wanted to cast actual journalists for a press conference scene. A casting agent Rubin had met at a party got in touch with him to see if he wanted to audition. “I thought maybe I’d get a column out of it, so I went and did it. And after

enough time had passed that I’d forgotten about it, I got the part,” Rubin said in a phone interview with The Mirror. Rubin appears in a short scene in the movie. He’s seen sitting behind Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei, who according to Rubin is “smaller than you thought.” Although the scene was short, Hollywood tends to stretch things out. hours for what ended up being just under a minute of the movie,” Rubin said. Naturally, there were breaks. “I’d been sitting and chatting with the other extras—there were only three of us with speaking parts—

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and on a break I started going downstairs with some of them. A production assistant came over and said, ‘You have lines, you can stay up here,’ and she takes me to a corner with my director’s chair. “And I’m sitting there with Marisa Tomei and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and he just reached out his hand and said, ‘Hi, I’m Phil.’ I just thought that was genuinely nice. He took it upon himself to do

the nice thing. That’s not necessarily something you expect from someone with some renown,” Rubin said. What do celebrities and those just playing one in movies talk about? The weather. “This was Detroit in February,” Rubin said. “It was miserable with the snow and the muck. I’m there like the Chamber of Commerce apologizing for the weather. (Hoffman) pointed out, ‘I live in New York, this is normal.’” Rubin said he remembers Hoffman as a nice man. But he says there’s a moment in particular from their interaction that he remembers most fondly: he made the man laugh. “I don’t remember how

it came up, but we’re there and I said, ‘Well, this isn’t bad. Between the three of us, we won two Oscars.’ And he had the grace to laugh. And that’s how I remember him. Phillip Seymour Hoffman laughed at my joke.” Rubin hasn’t written a column about his 15 minutes of fame. “Ides of March” producers requested he not write about the Rubin took a medical leave Rubin’s column, which covers arts and lifestyle topics, as well as news and occasionally his personal life, runs every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday in the Detroit News.


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