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Celebrating 95 years of covering the University of Northern Colorado

Vol. 95, Num. 24 February 24, 2014 /UNCMirror @UNCMirror

UNC readies for new logo

Suspension nearly over

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant tends to an empty and dry bar until Thursday, when the 12-day suspension of its liquor license is lifted. Page 5

Katarina Velazquez

After asking for students’ input last semester, UNC is currently in the process of creating new logos that better represent the university. The University of Northern Colorado has been working in conjunction with a graphic design agency called Torch Creative in order to produce this new visual image for the university’s identity. According to university Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Bears junior shortstop Ryan Yamane slides into third base as the ball gets by Colorado Mesa third baseman Tony Audino. UNC beat the Mavericks 5-3 Sunday to win their home-opening series at Jackson Field.

Bears end home hibernation Dylan Sanchez

pitching duo of seniors Chris Hammer and Dan Talley.

The UNC baseball team held on to an early lead and managed to beat NCAA Divison II nationally ranked Colorado Mesa Sunday afternoon by a slim margin of 5-3. The University of Northern Colorado (2-6) came out swinging, ning to take the early lead over the Mavericks (5-2) and shift the early momentum to their side. The strong opening inning was backed the rest of the game by the right-handed

head coach Carl Iwasaki said. “Firing in the strike zones and just making his pitches. He had a quality start, and we’ll take it.” “Inside fastballs and curveballs showed up later in the game,” Hammer said of his repertoire. “I trust my stuff and knew I was going to get out of it. We’ve done all the work since returning in August.” Hammer pitched seven innings, only giving up three runs on six hits.

one. Dan Talley, came in relief of

Hammer in the eighth and struck out “Once you get on top, you got to keep the other team down and keep battling,” Hammer said. “You never really get nervous. I trust my defense behind me, and they did one heck of a job.” The Bears defense allowed only while the offense couldn’t extend game, allowing Colorado Mesa to get back into the game. “I’m a coach—I’m never satisSee Baseball on page 19

logos are not available to be released just yet. “We’re making sure the new logo set is looking better than what we have now,” said Chuck Leonhardt, vice president for university relations. There are four main objectives being used to help create a new and improved logo for the university. determining whether or not the logo represents a positive image of the university. The second objective is a matter of making sure the logo is cohesive to the UNC image. The third objective in guiding the new logo selection is whether the design meets all of the See Logo on page 19

Saying goodbye

Three UNC women’s basketball seniors play their last game at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion Saturday in an 86-70 loss to Northern Arizona. Page 13

Sweet music

Unique in sound but not appearance, the euphonium looks like a tiny tuba but plays a higher range of notes. Guest musician Adam Frey plays the euphonium for UNC students and faculty. Page 8

Table of contents: News 2, 5-7,, 19

A&E 8-10, 16-17

Sports 11-15. 19







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Editor: Alexandria Adair Vasquez — Assistant: Katarina Velazquez

This week around UNC: Monday, Feb. 24

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Eating Disorders Awareness Week:

Tuesday, Feb. 25 12-12:30 p.m.

Police blotter The following were taken from last week’s UNC police log, read the full report at

UNC tweets of the week:

Snapshot of the week


@kelleyym: So proud to announce that our @monfortcollege ethics team was awarded 1st place at the K-State comp! #ethics #uncbears

Monday, February 17 At 12:42 p.m. police responded ing medical aid.

Luncheon. 12-1:30 p.m.

@unc_bears: JHill, one of the top 100 SEXIEST in college basketball #HappyVDay

Tuesday, February 18 At 12:10 a.m. police responded to Turner Hall regarding marijuana and narcotic equipment possession.

Globally Engaged Teaching & Learning.

6-9 p.m. Student Safe Zone Training.

At 7:12 a.m. police responded to Wilson Hall regarding medical aid.

6:30-8 p.m. Eating Disorders Awareness Week:

Thursday , February 20 At 12:00 a.m. police responded to Wilson Hall regarding private damaged property.

@UNCo_edu: Get outside today, tiful to stay inside! Learning is better outdoors! @23arlee: athletic teams. Such a great group of people to turn to. So blessed to be a part of it #uncbears


@ashuhleenaydean: was trending on twitter, then realized that it was about north caro-

At 6:00 p.m. police responded to the 18th St. University Apartments regarding a recovered stolen vehicle.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

3:30-4:30 p.m. How to Get that Job Workshop -

@UNCOSwim_Dive: ing road today checking on some

At 12:25 p.m. police responded

sionalism. a hit and run, and there was vehicle damage.

5-6 p.m.


5:30-7 p.m. Student Senate Meeting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Diamond Leadership Awards. tennial Hall. 7-9 p.m. Eating Disorders Awareness Week:

Thursday, Feb. 27 All Day.


Friday, Feb. 28 4 p.m. Due.

6-9 p.m.

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Director of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center Ty Ray Thompson busts a move at iAM Hip Hop.

#futurebears #swimfast

Photo by Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror


University honors Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Safe Zone training at UNC creates supportive campus

Student Senate election packets due this Friday

Grants available for disabled veterans at UNC

UNC will observe National Eating Disorders Awareness Week throughout the week by hosting a variety of events for students. The goal of these events is to raise awareness of and correct misconceptions about eating disorders. Events will include the Mind and Body Fair, Canvas and Chocolates, belly dancing and many other panel discussions and presentations. Presentations will also include eating disorders in collegiate athletes and in the college scene. Eating Disorders Awareness Week events are sponsored by UNC Women’s Resource Center and the UNC Counseling Center.

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Resource

Students interested in running for Student Senate this semester are required to have their election packets and petitions turned in by 4 p.m. Friday at the Student Ac-

A $1,000 grant is being offered by the local Disabled AmericanVeterans, Chapter 8, to a disabled veteran or their dependent child enrolled at UNC. UNC applicants must be a disabled military veteran with a minimum of a 10 percent disability rating in order to qualify for the grant. All applicants are required to complete a grant application to be considered and can receive a ans Services. Applicant grant forms are required to be signed by a UNC of-

training free to students, faculty and staff at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the University Center. The Safe Zone program creates a supportive network of allies to the GLBTQ communities at UNC. The program trains participants to be campus allies to UNC’s GLBTQ community and provides information on issues in the GLBTQ community as well. Safe Zone training is approximately three hours long, and participants who desire to be comrequired to stay the entire training session.

The petitions must have two UNC faculty signatures and 50 valid student signatures to be eliStudents are also required to attend at least one informational meeting about the election process and appropriate campaigning practices. The last informational meeting time is 4 p.m. Monday in the University Center Council Room. Students who wish to run for Student Senate must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

is currently enrolled at UNC. Grant applications are due March 15.


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Campus Recreation Center hosts first fitness challenge Jennifer Hazeldine

The UNC Campus Recreation Center hosted its ordinated by Jordan Grinate assistant for the Fit and The


of -

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

While food and nonalcoholic beverage sales have continued, the bar at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant has been empty since its liquor license was revoked on Feb. 16. Alcohol sales will resume this Thursday.

Rio to resume alcohol sales Thurs.

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therefore evidence is not The Rio is an estab-





Participants to be important to some members of the UNC community because it pro-


as they entered the recre-

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Kyle Pollard, junior molecular and cellular biology major, flexed his muscles at the first Campus Rec and Fitness Challenge last Friday.

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“We hope that it is one that

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February 24, 2014

University considers innovation suggestions Alexandria Adair Vasquez

Innovation@UNC, an initiative headed by Provost Robbyn Wacker, is steadily chugging along it’s timeline of two years. I@UNC will fund new projects and programs at the University of Northern Colorado over the next two years with the help of a cool $1 million, and in response to Wacker’s calls for concept proposals last semester, 74 ideas for innovation on the University of Northern Colorado’s campus were received and analyzed by the campus community earlier this month. “I@UNC is about tapping into the imagination and inspiration of our UNC comand complex external challenges we have ever faced as a university,” Wacker wrote in a recent memo to the university. “From the outset of this initiative, President Norton and I have expressed great faith in the ability of our university community to take on these challenges and solidify UNC’s future in a changing landscape.” Wacker said she hoped the initiative

would be something the whole campus could get behind, and the number of responses the committee has received is “a well-placed.” Oliver Bourne, student body president, said he originally became a part of student government because he wanted to make the changes he saw needed to be made on campus—and this initiative shows that university administration has also taken notice of the same problems. “I’m thoroughly impressed with the amount of detail and the amount of research that has gone into I@UNC, and I’m super excited to see what kinds of proposals are coming in,” said Bourne, a senior accountsuitcase kind of a college, and it’s kind of the white elephant in the room, you know.” One of the major problems Bourne felt administration needed to address with I@ UNC is a lack of school spirit. He cited empty seats at basketball games as proof of a need for UNC’s campus vibe to be re-imagined in the minds of many if retention and enrollment

rates are to improve. Jerry Overmyer, Steven Anderson and David Kendrick are three members of the UNC committee who submitted a proposal that, if implemented, may bring more prestige to the university’s image. The concept paper, “The UNC Flipped Classroom Academy: Propelling UNC to National Prominence in Higher Education Flipped Learning Excellence,” detailed a new way for professors to manage classrooms. Overmyer has already done extensive classroom model in which teachers use online video outside of class and free classtime for more engaging activities, at the

K-12 level. It was proven to be successful and Overmyer would like to translate that success to institutions of higher education. Samantha Pachuca, a senior human services major, said she felt the idea of a cial to students than the current PowerPoint brand of lecture that many professors favor at UNC. “You just come in and sit down and do nothing, and you’re not even interested in what you’re learning,” Pachuca said. “And then, even then, whatever you do in that class, it doesn’t really stick with you because you’re not interested, and you’re not


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Career paths begin at fair

Samantha Lee

thing that skyrocketed. Within an

The Spring Job and Internship Fair took place in the UC ballrooms Thursday. Hoping to attract students interested in grow-

attended had already surpassed

study, 75 businesses came and set up tables. names such as Walgreens, Target Alongside those tables were businesses that sent representatives -

“Our hope is not just to look into what they want to do but to ships,” Welch said. Alexandra Zamora, a senior studying criminal justice, attendher interest within her major to a

that I probably wouldn’t have services, said this year’s job and companies since 2008. The num-

to these businesses, students were -

Michaela Cross | The Mirror

A record amount of businesses (75) came out and set up their tables at the 2014 Spring Job and Internship Fair at the University of Northern Colorado last week.

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said all students should take ad-

explain why particular major or

time. “It’s never too early to begin

the student.


Program allows UNC student to live, work with London locals David Ochoa

Amanda Neiges knew she wanted to that she wanted to study abroad, like many students, but she said she didn’t want to have the traditional experience. This is 2013. “Most study abroad students get the culturally [sic] in the classroom, but I was working on a business level–which was a As a double major in communication and journalism, Neiges was able to secure Neiges said her main goal while living in

city and to experience the landscape as a local.

ges said acclimating to her new surroundings took some time.

tourist. I wanted to be someone who was “I wanted to have an intimate relationship with the city.” Neiges said living in the city allowed convenient location near Western Europe. You can say ‘Oh, I’m going to go to Paris

use to that,” Neiges said. For students thinking about studying or interning abroad, Neiges did encourage students to choose a location that students want to experience as a local and not to choose a location as a launching pad to visit other places. the country all the time, and I stayed in the

while living in the United States. That’s just not possible.” Neiges added that the experience wasn’t without its challenges, though. Between unreliable public transportation, new cul-

to study or intern abroad. According to Jessica Weydert, a peer advisor with the

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International Education, students at UNC can participate in a student exchange with Study Abroad Program. Students can travel ated Study Abroad Program. For those seeking new travel experinational student exchange where students can travel to the US Virgin Islands, the US as North Carolina. she said. “The basic requirement is that you Weydert also added that all credit earned can also be used to study abroad. sity Center.



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This week in A&E:

Editor: Biz Gilmore — Assistant: Antonio Hill

But really, it’s not a tuba Jennifer Hazeldine

Guest artist and Georgia native Adam Frey performed a euphonium recital Wednesday evening in Milne Auditorium. Frey is considered to soloists in the world and has performed in 15 different countries with 17 different orchestras. Frey is president of The Euphonium Founorganization dedicated to promoting the euphonium. He also serves as an adjunct professor of euphonium at Georgia State University and Emory University. Additionally, he is the Artistic Director of the International Euphonium Institute, where young international performers can obtain personal training from professional euphoniumists.

Frey creates a lot of his own arrangements but does not write his own music. Instead, he commissions different composers to compose original music for the euphonium that are personalized to suit his style. More than 70 musical compositions have been arranged for Frey. The euphonium is a brass musical instrument with valves. It resembles the tuba in appearance but is smaller in size and produces more of a tenor sound. It derives its title from the Greek word “euphonos,” which translates to “sweet-sounding.” Because the euphonium is smaller than the tuba, it plays one octave higher. The tuba requires a greater level of breath support and looser embouchure. Many people decide to play the euphonium for its warm, sweet tones

—along with its individuality. Frey has been playing the euphonium for 25 years and plays recreationally on a daily basis. “I started on trumpet,” Frey said. “My band director said he needed someone to play the euphonium for one concert, and it’s been a 25-year concert.” Frey also plays the trombone and the tuba. Frey’s recital was accompanied by Caryl Conger on piano and featured nine different musical works. Each composition had a cultural focus or style, with pieces from Japan to South America. Frey described his recital as a “tour around the world of music.” The compositions that night contained a large variety of notes and rhythms, incorporating See Euphonium on page 20

Monday, Feb. 24: Student Recital: Catherine Handgen, 4:40-5:45 p.m. Kepner Hall, Milne Auditorium.

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Student Recital: Molly Ortiz, soprano. 4:40-5:45. Kepner Hall, Milne Auditorium. UNC@UCCC: University Choirs Concert. 7:30-10:00 p.m. UCCC Monfort Theatre. For tickets, please call: 970-351-2200.

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Canvas and Chocolates. 7-9 p.m. University Center Ballrooms. UNC@UCCC: Jazz Lab Bands. 7-9:30 p.m. UCCC Hensel Phelps Theatre. For tickets, please call: 970-351-2200.

Michaela Cross | The Mirror

Guest recitalist Adam Frey makes euphoric sounds on a euphonium.

Students “Come Together” for the Beatles 50 years later Antonio Hill

Fifty years is a long time. That’s longer than Facebook has been around, older than cell phones and that’s how long it has been since the America, thus beginning the “British Invasion.” John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr brought something unique to not only America, but also the world, which is why they continue to be a cultural icon. Many people wonder, how could a band remain so culturally relevant for so long? “Well, they started

with the pop sound, covered good songs, remained popular with their own songs, and they practically created the idea making a whole album— still the way we listen to music today,” said Ryan Crawford, a junior political science major and owner of multiple Beatles vinyls. “They changed and evolved as a band and added a lot of different sounds.” A band like the Beatles had to be doing something right to still be the No. 1 selling band in America with 177 million units sold. “They were willing to experiment, do stuff no other band had done before them,” said Thomas

Simmons, a junior journalism major that has been listening to the Beatles since he was 15. “They never lost sight of what was important to people, and that’s why I think people can still relate to their music today.” Generations have come and gone since their Ed Sullivan Show,” which had 73 million viewers, has never heard of the Beatles. The Beatles’ success speaks for itself, and nothing new can really be said about them. That brings up the question of whether any of the musicians around today can

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last 50-plus years. “Bands today just don’t experiment enough,” Crawford said. “If I had to pick some bands that I think will have a long legacy like the Beatles ,I would say either The Flaming Lips or U2. For newer bands to last, I would say being able to adapt to new technology is important.” The Beatles came here 50 years ago and never really left. They continue to inspire, have songs played and show people just how powerful music can be. If the Beatles in some way have touched you, you’re not alone. If they haven’t, maybe “All you need is love.”

Poetic spotlight: “The Four”

Billy Chadderdon The Four came in black cars. Hundreds of men and women moved like they needed to run; shrieking like they were about to die. The Four took the world by storm; leaving exhausted, crying bodies. Everywhere. They invaded. They were the Beatles.

Guest Artist Recital: Christine Rutledge, viola and David Grompper, piano. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Kepner Hall, Milne Auditorium.

Thursday, Feb. 27: Graduate Student Recital: Juanita Ulloa, soprano. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Kepner Hall, Milne Auditorium. Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Belly Dancing. 7-8 p.m. Campus Recreation Center.

Friday, Feb. 28: Art Exhibit Opening Reception: “A View of the West.” 4-6 p.m. Michener Library. Mari Michener Gallery. UNC@UCCC: Chamber Orchestra Concert. 7:30-10 p.m. UCCC Monfort Theatre For tickets, please call: 970-351-2200.


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UNC designers work steampunk style in “Sweeney Todd” Antonio Hill

Victorian era style commay sound odd to some, but to others, it is the gateway for an entire style of art: steampunk, where Victorian corsets and top hats meet goggles, gears and mechanical fashioning. This style will be used to add a unique twist to the already dark and artistic world of “Sweeney Todd.” The demon barber of Fleet Street is getting a steampunk makeover in UNC's rendition opening March 5. Bringing steampunk style to life with an already well-known play is no simple task. “The style is so craftoriented,” said Anne Toewe, head of design.

“Steampunk really is an art form repurposed.” The idea to add the steampunk concept was director David Grapes, who began working on putting the whole show together about a year ago. Toewe, who has worked as head costume designer for the UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance for 11 years, said was excited when she heard about Grapes’ new idea for the show. “I’ve never done anything like this, something with such heavy custom craft,” Toewe said. “One of the most special things about this play is that you can’t just go out and buy these costumes. Through this project I have seen so many students get involved and discover talents I didn’t

even know they had.” Steampunk was not ofbut it has been a form of art for nearly all of the 20th century. Many different takes on the steampunk style of art have been shown during this time, so inspiration know what you’re looking for. “I read a lot of books. I used the Internet, studied Victorian fashion and even used the ‘Sweeney Todd’ movie with Johnny Depp to get an idea of what I wanted to do,” Toewe said. “Steampunk is a lot about showing people's fear of the industrial, and I wanted this production to do the same.” “Sweeney Todd” is an See Steampunk on page 21

Courtesy of David Grapes | UNC Performing Arts

Jenn Wise (Mrs. Lovett) and Marco Robinson (Sweeney Todd) showcase the steampunk spin on “Sweeney Todd.” The mechanical aspects of Wise’s hat and face paint, Robinson’s cape, goggles and metallic-accented suspenders are examples of the steampunk styling.

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Venus figurines tell the story of women in prehistory

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Sarah Milledge Nelson spoke to students and faculty Tuesday.



95 years...and counting

The Mirror celebrates 95 years As much as some things change, others remain the same. On an inauspicious Friday on the last day of February nearly a century ago a four page newspaper rolled out of the Department of Printing in the basement of the Guggenheim Building. It was 11.5 inches tall, 8.5 inches wide, had no photos and led with an article about the Colorado State Teachers College Teachers splitting a twogame basketball series with the School game 26-22 and won the second 2118. Also included was a story anticipating the upcoming baseball season. This week’s Mirror also features a UNC men’s basketball team splitting a road series and the beginning of a new baseball season. Last week the Bears travelled approximately 2,500 miles compared to the 130-mile trip to Golden and back, and the combined 43 points scored by the Teachers over two games falls 12 points short of the Bears’ single-game season-low. Since then, The Mirror has seen its home college change its name three times, the mascot go from a teacher to a bear and thousands of students write, photograph, design, strip, rip and print for the paper. The Mirror has been published during 14 of the university’s 17 presidents’ tenures. In honor of The Mirror’s 95th anniversary, several staff members went back through the archives, while others reached out to our alumni to take a look back through the history of The Mirror. Over the past century the various staffs at The Mirror have covered big events, small scandals, triumphant moments, local gossip, sports, controversy and apathy. This insert contains a collection of clips and memories spanning the paper’s 95 years. The current staff looks forward to many, many more.

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Bears defeat Big Sky foes handily at home Daymeon Vaughn

Now starting to group together some wins, the UNC men始s basketball team controlled Eastern Washington during a 72-56 win Saturday at

gles (4-12, 3-5 Big Sky), the University of Northern Colorado (5-11, 3-5) defeated Portland State 67-50 at home Thursday to snap a five-game losing streak. The Bears used the crowd to their ben-

Transfer brings big glass game Michael Nowels

Rebounding tends not to be a glamorous aspect of the game of basketball

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MLK Jr. events planned

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I worked at The Mirror from 1983 to 1984. My junior year I worked as a reporter for The Mirror. My senior year, I was news editor. At the time, Jeff Hepp was the Editor, but he was all about delegating. So, J.R. Trujillo, who was managing editor at the time, and I, as news editor, basically ran the paper. Of course, we had lots of help from a very capable staff including William Dolphin, editorial editor, and Taryn

I was a productionist back in the paste-up days of wax and X-Actos and became a photographer (using film and darkrooms) between 1981-1985. My sister, a student at UNC also, insists that I used The Mirror to make my friends famous by publishing their photos. In reality, I became friends with the people who were making an impact on the community. The Mirror gave me confidence and

McKernan, who was in charge of advertising. I believe the experience at The Mirror, along with my B.A. in journalism from UNC, gave me a big jump on the competition seeking jobs at the next level. In 2007, my full-length play "Out Late" had its world premier in Los Angeles and ran for seven weeks to rave reviews and packed theaters. On six other occasions, I've had short plays produced as part of eve-

the ability to move with more ease through the world. I learned that regret is a miserable emotion. I have worked for decades doing production at various newspapers and publications, but I rarely miss a chance to do interesting jobs. I ran a carbon fiber testing lab for the aerospace industry, worked on a snorkel boat in the Florida Keys, worked on a megayacht, was a substitute elementary school teacher and a

The Mirror launched my career as a professional writer and editor. More importantly, it gave me the chance to learn how to write everything from the sophomorically silly to the heartbreakingly serious and created friendships that have endured 30 years. My tenure at The Mirror (1984-87), which included stints as editorial page editor and columnist, news editor, and acting managing editor, began with a whimsical assignment from Managing Editor J.R. Trujillo, who would, two brief years later, also give me my most difficult one. That most difficult assignment J.R. gave me was his obituary, which I had to write a couple years later when I was running the news desk. That, and the aftermath of his suicide, was a painful lesson in responsibility as a writer, friend, and community member. Formative moments, if not the fondest of memories. For that, beyond the camaraderie of racing early-morning

nings of short plays. Since graduating from UNC, I've become fluent in Spanish and am now literate and conversational in Russian. I've also studied—in varying degrees of proficiency—French, German and Czech. I'm now working on a novel called "One-Way Ticket," based on the life of my Russian teacher growing up Jewish in the Cold War Soviet Union. -Tim Turner

wedding planner in the Caribbean. Now I am reporter and associate editor at a nautical paper for captains and crew of megayachts in Ft. Lauderdale ( The Mirror and coworkers from that time will always be with me. I have not gotten any better with deadlines. -Dorie Cox

deadlines fueled by excessive amounts of coffee. The great gift the Mirror gave me was the chance to make a living working with words for more than three decades. It’s rarely been anything I could have imagined then, but much of it has been exciting and interesting, from working with an advisor to President Clinton to Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja. Yep, I was editor for his Marijuana Growers Handbook, still ranking in the top five of the Amazon herb gardening section, and a project with more interesting research requirements than most. I continue to work as a writer and editor, including a considerable amount of writing on science, law and policy, and I’ve even been published by the guy you hired as minder. You can see my byline in one of the summer issues of Sierra Magazine. -William Dolphin

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During my college days, I was privileged to work as a reporter and columnist at The UNC Mirror Student Newspaper. Though its walls were humble, the Mirror was lit by the many bright students who contributed to every edition with wit, soul, and integrity. Writing for public consumption was one of the most rewarding challenges I ever encountered, and the time I spent with the Mirror helped me develop in-

tellectual composure. I arrived at its doors overflowing with unbridled sarcasm, shenanigans and liberal whimsy, an outsider to the field of journalism, and the Mirror found a space for my voice. Happy birthday, Mirror, you saucy old minx! May you live to empower generations to come.

I served at The Mirror from Nov. 2009 until my graduation in May 2013, and I can happily and proudly say that it was the only job I had in my four years as an undergraduate. I began as a sports reporter, then moved into roles as the assistant sports editor, sports editor and editor-in-chief. The nights I spent in the office with great friends and excellent journalists made the job worth it more than anything. I am currently a graduate student at Northern Colorado, working toward my master's

degree in sociology. Additionally, I hold a position in the UNC athletics department as a sports information assistant—a position I love and feel I was preparing for, in essence, for four years as an employee of The Mirror. The Mirror will always hold a special place in my heart. I did a lot of growing up there, and it helped me determine what it is I really want to do with my life: be a journalist.

The tug of connection, that merging of past and present, is palpable when it comes to how I feel about my time at The Mirror. I loved that place. We were an unlikely soup of outsiders, eccentrics, artists, intellectuals, and of course, writers, tossed in a brine of unlimited imagination and chaos, seasoned with the desire to write it all down. We measured our days in lengths of border tape. Copy spat out of a behemoth typesetting machine. And our words, strung together into columns, were swiftly cut into ribbons, waxed and placed, waxed and placed. We became beautiful by the light of illuminated tables. The writers among us found a sense of place in our community vis a

vis our bylines; our home on the masthead. We became a family, of sorts. And it’s a family of which I’m very proud to be a member. It’s hard to believe that I worked on The Mirror over 30 years ago. It seems like yesterday. That’s probably because my friends from The Mirror are also my friends right now, right this minute. I cherish the memories of my time at The Mirror. I value the environment we created, very organically, that has informed my life ever since. In a world that’s become very accustomed to oversight and potential consequences, I’m grateful for the time I spent learning what it means to push limits, to piss people off and not give a shit. Not unlike sending my kid off to

-Joanna Langston

I worked for The Mirror from 2008 to 2010 as a cartoonist. I wrote and illustrated comics about campus life and a did Klawz comic on Fridays. I am now a graphic designer, social media manager, and blogger. Working at the paper was a great way to learn discipline. I learned to make my craft better and more efficient each time I submitted work, how to be consistent, to learn how to come up with fresh ideas and to respect deadlines. Working at The Mirror helped make my transition to the full-time working realm seamless. It was great to get paid to do what I loved and learn at the same time. Having the office next to D.P. Dough never hurt, either! :) -Emily Carlton

-Parker Cotton

college a few years ago and reflecting in hindsight how I could have made those last moments more memorable, I don’t think we could have done it any better than we did back in the day at The Mirror. It was an odd, lovely, poignant, discordant yet harmonious world we created. We were friends who put out a newspaper. I don’t remember the stories I wrote for The Mirror as much as I remember the stories that were created through The Mirror. And those stories are writing themselves just as robustly, just as creatively now as they were three decades ago. I wouldn’t change a thing. We’re connected. -Mary Anderson


February 24, 2014


Editor: Michael Nowels — Assistant: Makalah Emanuel

This week in UNC sports:

Wrestling drops final dual of season to Air Force Makalah Emanuel

Almost two weeks before the WWC Tournament, UNC wrestling fell to the Air Force Academy, 26-16, in its last home dual of the season. The only Bears to end the dual with individual victories were junior 157-pounder Mitchell Polkowske, junior 165-pounder Charlie McMartin, junior heavyweight Henry Chirino and redshirt freshman 125-pounder Trey Andrews. Andrews obtained his victory just 32 seconds after the match began with a fall over Falcons’ junior Kyle Morse. Andrews, who was scheduled to wrestle No. 4 Josh Martinez, said the victory wasn’t as sweet as he expected it to be. “Honestly it should feel good, but it really doesn’t because the whole week I’ve been going in there thinking I had the No. 4 in the nation and when they threw that guy out there with me, he had

“Right at the end of that second period when I lifted him and threw him off the edge of the mat, the whole crowd was screaming, my teammates were screaming,” McMartin said. “That makes a huge difference just with the momentum of the match.” Polkowske defeated AFA senior Daniel Baucke 14-4 by major decision while Chirino ended his match with a 7-4 decision in his favor. Bears who ended the dual defeated were sophomore 141-pounder Nick Adams, sophomore 149-pounder Beau Roberts, Chandler Herbst | The Mirror junior 174-pounder Josh Van Northern Colorado junior Nick Bayer (184) faces off against Air Force’s Tine, junior 184-pounder Nick Devin Hightower Sunday at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion on Sunday. Bayer and redshirt freshman Hightower won by decision 11-4. 197-pounder Cole Briegel. UNC freshman 133-pounder no business on the mat,” Andrews match with a 4-2 win over freshman Connor Hedash. The victory Sonny Espinoza also lost his said. “It’s kind of a slap in the face, marks McMartin’s seventh win of match, and head coach Ben Cherso that’s kind of why I approached the season and put an end to his rington lauded Espinoza’s energy Sunday. it like I did. I went out there try“Sonny Espinoza, he’s been ing to make a statement that I belong on the mat with Martinez, moment during his match that was prompted by the crowd and dence and the belief in himself and that’s what I thought I did.” See Wrestling on page 15 McMartin concluded his helped him seal the victory.

Bears drop senior game Staff Report

The UNC women’s basketball team fell to Northern Arizona, 86-70, Saturday in an emotional senior game. UNC seniors, forward Kim Lockridge, guard Molly Deuhn and guard Katarina the University of Northern Colorado (1412, 8-9 Big Sky) at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. ished with 11 points, including two made 3-pointers. Northern Colorado junior center Stephanie Lee led the team with 17 points and three blocked shots, and sophomore guard Jamie Derrieux led UNC in rebounds with four. Though the Bears were doing their part, they simply couldn’t keep up with the Lumberjacks (9-16, 6-10), whose starters were shooting the lights out. The team’s

Baseball: at New Mexico. 6 p.m. Friday. Albuquerque, N.M. at New Mexico. Noon Saturday. Albuquerque, N.M. at New Mexico. 3 p.m. Saturday. Albuquerque, N.M. at New Mexico. 1 p.m. Sunday. Albuquerque, N.M. Men’s Basketball: vs. Eastern Washington. 7 p.m. Thursday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. vs. Portland State. 7 p.m. Saturday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Women’s Basketball: at Eastern Washington. 7 p.m. Thursday. Cheney, Wash. at Portland State. 3 p.m. Saturday. Portland, Ore. Women’s Golf: Red Rocks Invitational. All Day Saturday-Sunday. Sedona, Ariz. Softball: Combat Invitational. Friday-Sunday. Rock Hill, S.C. Swimming & Diving: WAC Championship. All Day Wednesday-Saturday. Work Out West.

the second-best in NAU history. NAU’s starters scored all of the team’s 86 points, knocking down 13 3-pointers. Senior guard Amanda Frost accounted for 34 points, 24 coming from beyond the arc.

Men’s Tennis: vs. Idaho State. 9 a.m. Monday. Work Out West.

lead. NAU responded by scoring 12 of the next 14 points. The two teams tied the game six times, and the Lumberjacks led, 41-40, going into the half. Minutes into the second half, the ‘Jacks extended their lead to 21. A 9-0 run by the Bears brought the score to 72-60, but NAU answered back with a 10-0 run, pushing the score out of Northern Colorado’s reach. UNC will end the month of February with a game at Eastern Washington on Thursday.

vs. Eastern Washington. 1 p.m. Friday. Work Out West. Women’s Tennis: vs. Eastern Washington. Noon Saturday. Work Out West. at Wyoming. Noon Sunday. Laramie, Wyo.

Up next:

vs. Eastern Washington (13-11, 9-3 Big Sky) 7 p.m. Thursday Cheney, Wash.

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Chandler Herbst | The Mirror

Northern Colorado senior forward Kim Lockridge drives on Northern Arizona’s Raven Anderson Saturday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Lockridge scored 15 points in UNC’s 86-70 loss.

Track & Field: Big Sky Championships. All Day Thurday-Saturday. Pocatello, Idaho.


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February 17, 2014

Long road for seniors Samantha Fox

Just before the men’s basketball team hosted and won the Big Sky Championship in 2011, these words were painted in the tunnel under 11th Ave.: “The house that Tad built.” This, of course, was in reference to current Colorado head coach Tad Boyle, who set the foundation for the 2010-11 season when the team went to Tucson, Ariz. for It’s been three years since the March Madness appearance, but there are four pillars supporting the house that is University growth, learning, adversity and maturity. Growth Senior guard Tate Unruh and senior center Connor Osborne began their time played that season while Unruh redshirted, primarily because he needed to grow physically. He stood 5-foot-11 when he was recruited, and Hill said when the coaching staff met his family they knew Unruh wouldn’t stay under six feet for long. Unruh and Osborne would later learn in their sophomore campaigns that mental growth was just as important as the physical. Osborne received a medical redshirt during the 2010-11 season. “I got a lot of experience that year,” Osbourne said. “I was still able to practice when I got back, so it was really just used used to the program because, even freshman year, I didn’t play a whole lot. So I was still very new to it, and so that medical redshirt kind of slowed things down for me and I was able to develop, learn

and just improve.” Learning Senior guard Xzaivier James played his season he and the rest of the underclassmen learned what it was like to be on a championship team. “I felt like the seniors that year showed us a lot of leadership throughout that freshman year, and that’s why we did so good,” said James of the success he experienced in James’ leadership becomes clear when watching him at practice. James encourages and cheers on his teammates at any game, but at practice he can be seen in an even more predominant roll—teaching the underclassmen and players on redshirts. Adversity The 2011-12 season yielded an unsightsince joining the Big Sky. As the defending champions, it was neither the desired nor expected outcome. “We saw everyday what it took, but once you do it and know personally what kind of effort it takes mentally and physically, you don’t understand,” Unruh said. “And that was a rough year, it was not fun. We only won nine games. Especially coming off such an exciting year people are exjust kind of blow it.” That season was not the only adversity Unruh and Osborne faced in their careers. Osborne went through his medical redshirt, tore his meniscus, leading to two surgeries before his redshirt freshman campaign Maturity Last season, senior forward Derrick

Ben Stivers | The Mirror

UNC senior forward Derrick Barden attempts a right-handed layup over an Idaho State defender in the Bears’ 82-75 win over the Bengals Jan. 11 at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

Barden was added to the mix, transferring from Odessa Junior College in Texas. The player who has become the team’s top rebounder came in and grabbed 275 rebounds last season, shattering the previous school 2004-05 season to average a double-double in conference play. ing 14.1 points a game this season. While Barden’s athletic ability speaks for itself, there was more than skill to Barden’s game. acter that we wanted,” Hill said. “Great kid, ing. A lot of times when players come in with those type of accolades, you have to worry about their egos and he never had it, never showed it at all.” This season, Hill has mentioned a number of times that the team is playing mature

basketball, understanding the game well. Garnica and Emmanual Addo before this season started, the four remaining seniors have accomplished various feats, including an upset at Kansas State. The Bears are still the only team to defeat the 2012-13 Big 12 champion Wildcats on their home court this season. emotional game will not be the last for the team, but the Bears’ sights are aimed highTournament berth. “It would be so much better if we went this year because I just have so much more like, obviously I’ve invested so much more time now. It was awesome going to the would be awesome.”

Men’s hoops drops game at Sacramento State Staff Report

Sacramento, Calif., which accompanied by a Weber State win at Montana State, keeps the Bears in second place in the Big Sky. tered the second half behind the Hornets In the second half, two buckets by senior forward Derrick Barden and a jump shot made by junior guard Tevin Svihovec

at 17:31 brought the score to 32-41 before entering a fourminute dry spell. The Bears wouldn’t score again until 12:53. By this time the Hornets had already lead. A stagnant offense and a few in-

and senior center Connor Osborne pitched in free throws and a layup, respectively, in a strong start to the game. The Bears and Hornets stayed in close range until Sacramento State established a 10-point lead with just over a minute re-

Jordan Wilson

Wilson knocked down two three-pointers

to decrease the lead to nine points, but the Hornets had already secured control of the game. Wilson led the team in scoring with 17 points, four shy of his career high. Wilson also led in assists with three, while Barden led in rebounds with seven. -

Thursday but squandered its opportunity to stay that close Saturday night. The Bears will return to Butler-Hanthis season when they host Eastern Washurday.

Up next:

vs. Eastern Washington (13-13, 8-7 Big Sky) 7 p.m. Thursday Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion



February 24, 2014

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Instant replay new addition to Butler-Hancock Makalah Emanuel

Although the men’s and women’s basketball teams are approaching the end of their seasons, UNC has not yet forgotten the changes that took place at the beginning of the season. Both of the teams endured ups and downs separately, but one change the teams shared was the implementation of instant replay. Instant replay is wellknown and consistently used in professional sports, however, up until a couple years ago it didn’t exist in college sports. play didn’t exist in the Big Sky Conference. Eastern school in the conference to break that barrier. Since then, every school in the Big Sky has been required to add instant replay to their basketball team productions.

The University of Northern Colorado was added to the list of schools that acquired instant replay after it launched its system with the start of this year’s men’s and women’s conference games. Maxwell Benz, UNC’s multimedia coordinator and director of Big Sky TV, hasn’t had much experience with instant replay but said he used his experience in television production to help with the new installment. “My background is in more television productions, so I hadn’t done a lot with replay for referees or run the replay for a game. “Obviously I get the whole thing set up for every game. We rotate between different students who do it. Sometimes I do it, sometimes they do it. It ultimately is my responsibility to make sure it’s working and up and running, and everyBenz also discussed how

the instant replay is used during basketball games and provided some examcan review a play. for 3-pointers at any point during the game. They can go back and review a call during an immediate timeout, so that it doesn’t he said. “Inside four minutes left in the game they can stop and look at the call right away. They don’t have to wait for an immediate timeout. They can look at pretty much anything inside of four minutes. They fouls: whether to call a foul Though the use of instant replay started as a requirement by the conference, the technological advancement has other advantages for UNC, according to Benz. “We use it for Big Sky TV streaming, so we can put replays into our production. And we can also send “It’s pretty exciting. It’s nice to see UNC make this commitment towards kind of catching up with the other schools in the conference

Mike Baldino | The Mirror

Officials check the instant replay in UNC women’s basketball’s 52-51 loss to Eastern Washington Feb. 1 at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

as far as their video production and that sort of thing, and it’ll be used at football for the live streaming and all that stuff. So it’s a great Benz explained further about the future use of instant replay in UNC sports. “Right now, it’ll just be Benz said. “We’re trying

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to do some live streaming for baseball this spring. At football it won’t be rewe’ll use it for our production. And then baseball, I’m not sure if we’ll incorporate it yet. It kind of depends on how much we want to do with their live stream and how much demand there Benz isn’t the only one looking to extend instant replay in other sports. Dan Fullerton, commissioner of the Big Sky, also explained in an email his plans on stretching the use of instant replay to the conference’s football games, though it won’t be coming soon. “Men’s and women’s basketball have the use of instant replay in their rule book, making it imperative that we have it in those are not there in football yet, but I look to the fall of 2015 as an implementation date. Cost has been the major stumbling block to implementation of instant

replay, and that is why we are planning two years out As for basketball, UNC of instant replay in more ways then one. use instant replay, but when they have the Bears have “Actually, it’s turned out they’ve gotten the call in UNC’s favor every time they’ve had to use it this year, just by chance. That’s always a plus, but just getting the calls right does Fullerton said the benusing instant replay. “I think that, at times, the use of instant replay slows the game down or hurts the you compare that with the understanding that we can go back and correct the errors that might have been made, and I don’t know of many who don’t think


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February 24, 2014

UNC tennis team brings in athletes from around the globe Dylan Sanchez

For many students at UNC, home can be as close as a few blocks away. For several studentathletes, home is thousands of miles away in countries around the world. The University of Northern Colorado tennis team is host to six international student-athletes who have made Greeley their new home. “I love the mountains. I love skiing, even though our coaches don’t like us to,” sophomore Eric Schuermans said about living in Colorado. “I like the outdoors, so it being sunny all the time is really nice. It was pretty easy to come to this state and feel comfortable.” Schuermans was born in Brazil, but often moved back and forth between Brazil and Belgium, where he attended an international school that hosted students of 78 nationalities. He said UNC strongly appealed to him. “Right when I got here I started playing tennis, so it just felt like home,” junior Jordan Loughnan said. “I had visited Colorado and

a few schools, but this was my favorite by far.” Loughnan is originally from

year at a tennis academy in Texas before deciding to come to UNC to pursue his college tennis career. “The altitude has been the biggest difference,” New Zealandborn freshman Laura Wehner said about Colorado. “I’ve had to change quite a bit about my tennis play.” “I liked the idea of doing all three majors that I was interested in: business, hospitality and tourism, and sports and exercise,” Schuermans said. “I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do when I came here, but I had the option UNC has pursued many international student athletes in recent years including senior Stephanie Catlin. “It was nerve-racking meeting lin admitted about coming to the United States. “But I always knew I was a part of the team, which is nice when you come from so far away.” Catlin, along with freshman Beth Coton and junior Chrissie

Hoolahan are all from England and have found that being around other international students has made the transition easier.

to the states for a tennis scholarship,” Hoolahan said. “Being with some other internationals brings a sense of home and makes it less scary. Especially driving on the other side of the road. That’s The presence of other international students on the UNC teams also appealed to Coton. “It stood out with the international girls and with the coaches being here,” Coton said. “It’s easy to relate to them if you have any problems because they’ve been through the same things. It’s a completely different lifestyle than England, so it’s nice to experience that.” Adriana Nieto, a senior acto UNC from Mexico and has loved being a part of the tennis team. “We have a friendship that allows us to work together,” Nieto said. “It helps a lot to be able to go to people that you can count on.” As for the culture, many of

Mike Baldino | The Mirror

Junior Chrissie Hoolahan is one of four international student-athletes on the Northern Colorado women’s tennis team.

UNC’s international students found the American routine to be a departure from that of their home countries. “The American fashion is very casual,” Coton said, “In England I could wear jeans and a leather jacket normally ,but that might be considered dressed up for some Americans.” “No helmets when people are riding a motorbike is pretty scary to me,” Wehner said, concerned with the safety of motorcyclists.

Men’s tennis beats PSU Staff Report

UNC men’s tennis moved to 2-0 in Big Sky play Sunday with a 5-2 victory over Portland State at Work Out West. Each match was decided in straight sets as the University of Northern Colorado (3-2, 2-0 Big Sky) took four of the six individual matches and swept the doubles competition. Junior Ben Gendron defeated PSU’s Brent Wheeler 6-3, 6-1, and sophomore Mitchel Knight beat Kacper Stelmaszak 6-2, 6-0. UNC’s Austin Mayo won 6-4, 6-2 over Wil Cochrane of the Vikings. Bears junior Jordan Loughnan and sophomore Jacob Sheldon lost to Alex Marx and Ian Risenhoover

Women’s tennis splits two

Staff Report

by scores of 7-6, 6-3 and 6-4, 6-2, respectively,. Sophomore Eric Schuermans helped the Bears rebound as his opponent, Jonathan Pike, retired trailing 6-1, 3-0. In doubles play, Gendron and Mayo beat Wheeler and Risenhoover 8-7 while Knight and Sheldon defeated Marx and Cochrane 8-5. Loughnan and senior Jeff

UNC’s women’s tennis went 1-1 over the weekend against Wichita State and Idaho State. The University of Northern Colorado (4-4, 3-0 Big Sky) defeated Idaho State Sunday afternoon with a score of 6-1. The win marks the Bears’ third straight conference win. The No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches were won by UNC seniors Adriana Ni-

match with an 8-3 win over Pike and Stelmaszak. The Bears face Eastern Washington at 1 p.m. Friday at Work Out West.

Up next:

vs. Eastern Washington 1 p.m. Friday Work Out West

Loughnan focused on the differences in colloquialisms between the United States and his home nation of Australia. “The language is a bit different from Australia,” Loughnan said. “How you refer to things, some words that are just a bit different, for example a curb here is called a gutter in Australia.” Cultural translation aside, international student-athletes bring both diversity and athletic skill to UNC.

Joelle Romero | The Mirror

Sophomore Mitchel Knight extends for a shot in his win over Portland State’s Kacper Stelmaszak Sunday at Work Out West.

6-2, and Stephanie Catlin, who won 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Beth Coton also came out on top, beating ISU’s Wiebke Boeckmann 6-1, 6-1. Freshman Laura Wehner and sophomore Hilary Walters-West took their singles matches to three sets before

they won. Walters-West defeated Laura Theus, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 while Wehner ended with 6-1, 4-6, 13-11. The only Bear to fall short was junior Chrissie Hoolahan who lost 6-3, 6-2. Northern Colorado fell to Wichita State 6-1 on Friday. UNC didn’t take home any singles matches but won two doubles matches. Catlin and Coton won their doubles match 8-3. Nieto and Schulte won the season, 8-6. Next, the Bears will host Eastern Washington at noon Saturday at Work Out West.

Up next:

vs. Eastern Washington Noon Saturday Work Out West


February 24, 2014

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Wrestling falls to Falcons Softball goes 0-5 at Ole Miss tournament Wrestling from page 11

has been low at times,” said Cherrington. “Tonight I thought he went out there, and it looked like he was having fun. We really saw a glimpse of what he’s capable of. That kid he wrestled is probably going to be (ranked) one or two in the conference, and Sonny went out there and took it to him. He’s great on his feet; he’s got to get better on the mat. Overall, he went out there and wrestled to win which is good.” Northern Colorado will compete in the Western Wrestling Conference Tournament in Orem, Utah Saturday. Cherrington explained the importance of the conference tournament and discussed how the team plans to prepare for the

Staff Report

Chandler Herbst | The Mirror

Northern Colorado’s Cole Briegel controls Air Force’s Greg Isley in their match Sunday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Isley won the match 6-2.

event. “Ultimately, the pinnacle of our sport is to get to the NCAA tournament and when a national title, and that’s what we’ve been focused on,” said Cherrington. “So we’re going to put some work in over the next two weeks, and we’re

gonna get rested and hopefully be ready to go.”

Up next:

Western Wrestling Conference Tournament All day Saturday Orem, Utah

UNC softball extended their losing streak to eight after going 0-5 while competing in the Red and Blue Classic. The Bears competed against St. Louis and Bowling Green Friday and lost 7-10 and 2-6, respectively. While playing the Billikens, the University of Northern Colorado (2-13, 0-0 Big ing into the third, the Bears were up by four, but by the sixth inning, St. Louis had caught up to tie the game. UNC scored two more runs during the Bears scored since marking their lead in the their own to end the game. The Bears began their second game of the day with a 1-0 lead over the Falcons going into the fourth inning. UNC quickly fell run lead by the end of the sixth. Northern Colorado would score one more time in the The second day of competition, UNC

took on Tennessee-Martin and Ole Miss. UNC freshman Jayme Reddacliff and senior Megan Wilkinson combined to give up just one run agains Tennessee-Martin, but Reddacliff was handed the loss as the Bears failed to score. Following the game came another loss for the Bears. The Rebels recorded two RBI of 2-0. UNC concluded the tournament Sunday, falling 4-1 to Buffalo. Northern Colorado went scoreless for the fourth. By this time, Buffalo had already worked up a three-run lead which would remain intact for the rest of the game. The Bears will compete in the Combat Invitational at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. starting Friday.

Up next:

Combat Invitational 1 p.m. Friday Rock Hills, S.C.


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February 24, 2014

Porters: the ultimate mild-mannered, smoky, coffee-smelling lunchtime brew Brews and reviews By Austin Hutton

Historically, February is one of Colorado's coldest months. As we hunker down and prepare for another four weeks of winter (thanks, Punxsutawney Phil), darker beer seems to be in higher demand. With roasty, chocolaty and even see why dark beers are so sought after in cold times.

The porter is an underrated style within the realm of dark beers. It is also older than the stout, a beer commonly associated with cold weather. Porters originated in London in the 1720s. The name "porter" came from the patrons of the breweries that brewed this style. The breweries were located near the docks in London, and they served the dock workers. The beer was originally a lower-alcohol brew, good for a lunch break. Nowadays having a beer with lunch can get you’re lucky enough to work in a brewery. Many people believe

styles to be created. Some say that many beer styles evolved from other beers, but porters were special in that the style was completely original at the time. The porter style used to consist of three different types of porter: single stout porter (original), double stout porter and imperial stout porter. These styles might sound familiar, and that's because porters were the precursors to stouts. When it was called a double stout porter. Traditional porters were brewed with brown malt, which was a smoked malt. This gave original porters

Master Thief’s smoky flavor steals tastebuds By Austin Hutton Beer Tasting: Master Thief German Porter by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Availability: Year round. Aroma: Roasty, Chocolate notes are present. Malt forward nose. A toffee or caramel aroma is present. No noticeable hop aroma. Appearance: Served from the tap into a taster glass. Brown in color with a red tint. Small tan head with low retention mostly due to a heavy pour. Flavor: Initial coffee through the sip. A nutty character throughout. Mod-

ticeable bitterness. Mouthfeel: A mild body beer that lightly coats the mouth. Moderate carbonation gives a tingling sensathe malt/hop bitterness. Drinkability/Overall: Very drinkable. No lingering after taste. Low ABV. Extremely tasty. One of my favorite porters. It’s even better because this beer is from Loveland. Get it at Gordon’s Liquor Mart here in town.

is usually found in today's version. American brewers have a knack for taking things to the extremes, whether those extremes include ridiculously high ABV, over the top IBUs or absurd ingredients. Some styles of beer aren’t capable of carrying these extremes well, but porters have often been a canvas for brewers to express creativity. The style welcomes a breadth of variations, from traditional to spicy to coffee to fruity to chocolate. A true porter, however, is a mild-mannered beer that has character and nually appear dark as night, but when held up to a light

they should be brown, sometimes with a tinge of red. They should have a well-retained tawny or tan head. Porters should smell roasty and malty. The presence of some caramel aromas and some chocolate notes are common. I love a porter that smells like roasted malt and coffee. The taste should resemble the smell with a little bitterness, possibly from hops or malts. Due to their rich hisshould be a go-to beer not only for cold months but all year. My Top Five Porters 1. Black Butte Porter by

Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Ore.) 2. Cutthroat Porter by Odell Brewing Company (Fort Collins) 3. Master Thief German Porter by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland) 4. Vanilla Porter by Dry Dock Brewing Company (Aurora) 5. Blackcat Porter by Mac & Jack's Brewery (Redmond, Wash.) —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

Euphonium makes unique sound Euphonium from page 8

tunes that were playful, dramatic, romantic and charming. Frey demonstrated astonishing range, as well as sound dynamics. “His performance made me want to switch to the euphonium,” senior music performance major Shaina Rush said after hearing Frey perform. “I did not realize that the euphonium was so versatile.”

Many of the arrangements Frey played that evening were well-balanced in fast and slow paces. Some songs contained a blend of both fast and slow beats, which created a dramatic positions. Near the end of the recital Frey played a fast-paced duet with a tuba and then struction of the Beatles’ “Blackbird.”

“I felt emotionally moved,” graduate music performance major Liz Lieffort said. “I think that he really went for it. The music was emotionally engaging and touched me deep within my soul.” Frey has a vast collection of recordings and offers his music for audiences to purchase. To learn more about Frey, the euphonium, CDs and events, visit


February 24, 2014

Costume department thrifts for play See Steampunk on page 9

ideal play to incorporate the steampunk style with because the play takes place in 18th-century London—a time and place when Victorian culture was at its prime, and steam technology was still being used. “There is a lot of variety in the Victorian style. Each class, from the royals to the poor, wore different attire,” Toewe said. “We had to narrow it down a little but still capture the whole picture.” Students, graduates and directors alike have helped bring the visuals for this play to life. Some of the material used is from other plays, but a lot of it was custom made for this show.

Items such as leather jackets, watches and even old seed spreaders are used in ways that would seem lessly into the steampunk world. “I have never had to go to the thrift store so much for a project,” Toewe said. “We’ve been going to the store almost three times a a skirt here or some boots there, that we can then take apart and turn into steampunk clothes.” Even if you have never heard of steampunk, the show can still be entertaining because of how enveloping the effect of steampunk can be. “The more I have looked into steampunk, the more I

like it,” Assistant Director Lauren Stearns wrote in an email to The Mirror. “It's all about reinvention and creating something from what is around us. And yet, under all this innovation and reinvention, there is a darkness lurking that makes it dangerous. The art is really dynamic.” For the past few weeks Craig Hart, a sophomore design tech major and Toewe’s assistant, has been posting pictures of set pieces being made as a teaser for the potential audience. As opening day approaches, the School of Theatre Arts and Dance continues to put a new spin on “Sweeney Todd.” As Hart puts it, they have “steamed things up.”

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iAM Hip Hop

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As part of Black History Month, iAM Hip Hop took to the UC Ballrooms on Friday to showcase hip hop acts and demonstrate the cultural impact hip hop has had on society.


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The Average Life of Nicci Bee

By Nicole Busse

February 24, 2014

Word search of the week—Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 has wound down, but we won’t forget it. We picked this week’s word search theme but next week the themeMirror could be 2-24 up to you. Just email a list of words to and your list could it in. Use it to advertise your club UNCmake Mirror Puzzle, issue 24 or just for fun—we don’t mind either.


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