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THE MIRROR MexicanAmerican arts festival

Art & Identity

Antonio Hill

Learning about another culture in a classroom or a book is one thing, but nothing quite beats learning about a culture by seeing it through its art. The Mexican American Studies Club hosted the sixth annual Mexican-American Arts Festival on Wednesday, and the performers were met with a full house of students and community members. “It was obvious that the performers all worked

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Trustees discuss finance

The Board of Trustees discuss ways to make the overall cost of attendance more affordable and predictable for students and families. Page 8

Downed in the valley

UNC wrestling comes in sixth at the Western Wrestling Conference Championship as only four Bears are able to record wins. Page 14

a sophomore elementary education major, Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Juanita Ulloa sings “Cuando Canto” (“When I Sing”) at the Mexican-American Arts Festival on Wednesday.

See Festival on page 12

Film series

Baseball splits with NDSU Dylan Sanchez

The UNC baseball team split a doubleheader with North Dakota State Sunday, losing 7-3 early in the day before taking an 8-6 victory at Jackson Field, following a split of Saturday’s doubleheader as the series ended at two wins apiece. The Bears looked to be down for the count in the second game them behind 6-2. However, aggressive hitting and smart pitching helped the Bears rally and turn the tables. “The hitters are really what

pitcher Dan Talley said. “I’ll give Yan Fortin a lot of credit. He went out and did his job putting up zero (runs) for us. We’ve been up and down, pitching staff and hitters -

Both the International Film Series and the new Marcus Garvey Cultural Center Film Series start for the semester. IFS opens with “Rudo y Cursi.” MGCC premiered with Lee Daniels’“The Butler.” Page 10

same time. The hitters sparking that seventh inning really gave us Six different UNC pitchers took the mound Sunday, allowing 10 hits and striking out seven batters. “We need to be ready from See Baseball on page 19

Table of contents: News Ben Stivers | The Mirror

UNC junior shortstop Jensen Park runs into home plate after a 2-RBI triple by Bryan Tibbitts in the bottom of the seventh inning at Jackson Field. The run tied the game.





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Editor: Alexandria Adair Vasquez — Assistant: Katarina Velazquez

This week around UNC: Monday, March 10

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The UNC baseball team is reflected in the sunglasses of a spectator during the Bears’ afternoon game against North Dakota State on Saturday. Photo by Maeve Widmann | The Mirror


UNC hosts Rosenberry Writers’ Conference

Inspiring Women’s Awards accepting nominations

Women’s History Month continues at UNC campus

Students explore national parks over spring break

Authors will be participating in Rosenberry Writer’s Conference sessions to discuss their work. The conference starts Monday and ends Wednesday in the University Center’s Panorama Room. The sessions will be held 7-10 p.m. each night. The authors who will be attending are Daniel Wallace, who wrote “Big Fish;” Danielle Evans, who wrote “Before You Suffocate Your Own FoolSelf;” and Andrea Hollander, who wrote four awardwinning poetry collections. UNC’s Rosenberry Writers’ Conference promotes cultural creativity and diversity through these free readings and discussions.

Nominations for the 2014 Inspiring Women’s Awards are now being accepted. The awards are hosted each year by the Women’s Resource Center. One UNC female student, one UNC female faculty member and one UNC female staff member will be recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the campus. Nominations will be accepted until March 28 at noon. Forms for nomination will be available at the Women’s Resource Center in Scott-Willcoxon Hall, the campus cultural centers or the University Center.

The theme for the Women’s Resource Center’s celebration of Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” This week that theme will be upheld with two events. “A Warm-Hearted Conversation” is an open discussion hosted by Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. that will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott-Willcoxon Hall. “I Need Feminism Because...” is a women’s history consciousness raising luncheon that will take place at noon Wednesday in Scott-Willcoxon Hall. This two-part series is aimed at engaging conversations about the ‘HIS’story of women’s rights in the U.S.

UNC’s Outdoor Pursuits will be touring national parks over spring break. They will be exploring four national parks in the southwest including the Grand Canyon, Arches, Mesa Verde and the Great Sand Dunes. Students who attend the tour will be able to explore nature and take advantage of camping opportunities. Students who are interested in attending this spring break tour can do so by visiting the Campus Recreation Gear Shop.

electronically at IWA.html.

For more information about this trip, email outdoor.pursuits@


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The Mirror Poll:

Editor-in-chief: Steven Josephson


Last week’s question:


Thoughts from the editorial staff of The Mirror

Lessons Katie Couric taught me

I was seated with several other student journalists at a VIP reception Saturday at the Denver Press Club when a woman at the next To an observer, my expression

That woman wasn’t taking a photo -

learned about the big news events -

gracious, patient, warm and sur-

and then moved on to the next

memory and moxie would even-

Couric interviewed presidential primary candidate David Duke in ana senator on his racist and anti-

an executive there, by unloading


the chance to speak with Couric, I was in a room with about 150

the personal connections between

den, squeaky report lead a higherup to say that she should never be through hard work and that tireless moxie throughout her incredrise to prominence coincides with she said she entered journalism at a time when “harass” was two

his own words, Couric honed in “It took me many years to learn to say, ‘I’m sorry, senator, but you didn’t answer my question,’ with-

-Biz Gilmore

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

A helpful crosswalk signal hint: when in doubt, press the button that imitates a walking man, permitting me to The


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Guest Column

gravity to reach the midam met by a stoplight and On some days the crosswalk beams a red

There were 20 people

None had pressed the

I take one bike route 8th Avenue, pedal up the street, cut through Central Campus, ascend seven steps, bike around a semi-

ing lot and met the second stoplight with which I am

sheep waiting to cross a

By Cassius Vasquez

was greeted by the red Although I hadn’t been pressed the crosswalk button to be sure I would The crosswalk stared with -

we had to get to Ross, way that were disappear-

late, having trusted the As the crosswalk accumulated waiters, the eighth person to arrive thought, “Surely, one

warned that the pavement they longed to emThe green light hovering above the crosswalk told

More than once the

There lay not a gate nor The 17th person said, “The light should change

sheep when the street was

In this moment my bike and its occupant, the two score around me, the

The 24th person, en-

Questions echoed in


shortcut through a park-

Although he had only six minutes to spare the second person held the

Irritation swarmed the

inhale through my nose, exhale through my mouth and pretend like the linOther times the crosswalk beams a white light



ter’s yearbooks and then would

Later, when Couric accepted the Press Club’s prestigious Datic story telling with strong narra-

Outside of your class reading, have you read a book this week?

the crosswalk expecting the light to change with-

The 33rd person mutwhen the third person reIn ones and twos, on bicycles and skateboards,

does a lighted bulb withstand credence over huthe hand represented protection, it began to rearranged to make wings, against their black skin See Crosswalk on page 7


No (This poll is nonscientific)

This week’s question: Are you doing anything to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year?

Cast your vote at


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Scramble to find housing begins at Northern Colorado Samantha Lee

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Students attended the Off-Campus Housing Fair to find out more information about leasing in the Greeley area.

As the semester quickly comes to an end, living arrangements for the year to come need to be addressed. While dorm-room life is something most college students are required to experience, off-campus living provides students an opportunity to grow as well. An off-campus housing fair was held last Tuesday in the University Center. There are an abundance of opportunities when it comes to student’s opportunities for living arrangements off the University of Northern Colorado campus. The most well-known apartment complex that reaches out to students is the Grove at Greeley, located on 11th Ave. and 32nd Street. The Grove rents two- and three-

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bedroom apartments. A pool, 24-hour gym, two tanning beds, a game room, as well as a basketball and volleyball court are some of the other perks of signing a lease at The Grove. All apartments are also fully furnished, saving time on moving in. Larissa Guedea, a junior studying communications, currently lives at The Grove. “I love that The Grove has a pool, and that the apartments are fully furnished,” she said. “Living off cam-

pus is nice, since you don’t have to worry about RAs or people complaining about noise quite as much.” Guedea also said the amenities the Grove provides are a big plus. Arlington Park Apartments are another option for students. They offer benapartments, a gym and key card security to each apartment sectional. The Arlington Park Apartments are located within walking distance of campus.

Another option that many students are not aware of are the campus apartments located on Fifth Avenue and 18th Street. These apartments are only available for students and also provide the option of a fully furnished apartment. The campus-owned apartments offer leases that last for the school year, a full year or month-to-month. These three apartment complexes are the primary ones that seem to gain See Fair on page 6


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Open house shows gender awareness, resources

Off-campus housing options Fair from page 5

Katarina Velazquez

The Women’s Resource Center at Scott-Willcoxon Hall had an open house on Tuesday in honor of Women’s History Month. Free food and trivia were provided for all students who attended. There were posters hanging everywhere showing the history of women and women’s equality movements. Sarah Aragon, assistant director of the Women’s Resource Center and Stryker Institute, said the purpose of the open house was to spread awareness of what resources the women’s center has to offer. The Women’s Resource Center addresses issues such as women’s health, violence against women and racism. She said the women’s center provides both male and female students access to their computers, free printing, a resource library, a private conference room and a kitchen facility. The resource library has more than 1,300 books and videos with topics ranging from women’s reform to women’s health care. According to the center’s website, approximately 20 percent of the books in the library are related to diversity and multiculturalism. It offers resources such scholarships, eating disorders, family resources and promoting women’s activism. It also has resources that help with the GLBTA community and students who need help and support for

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

The Women’s Resource Center celebrated Women’s History Month last Tuesday by hosting an open house to inform UNC students about the resources they offer to all students.

breastfeeding. Araseli Garcia, a sophomore criminal justice major, said she attended the event because Women’s History Month really sparked her interest. “I’m interested in this because we have a lot of women that are strong and powerful, and it’s nice to know that there isn’t just one or two,” Garcia said. The Women’s Resource Center, which is student-fee funded, also hosts annual programs for students to get involved in such as Take Back the Night, Women’s Conference, Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the Women’s Recognition Reception and Inspiring Women’s Awards. Bernadette Cordova, a graduate assistant for the Women’s Resource Center and the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development, also made sure to emphasize that the Women’s Resource Center is not only said the center is also meant

to be used by men. “We bring awareness to gender issues to the whole campus community,” Cordova said. “We hold events to bring awareness to all gender equality.” Men are encouraged to participate in Women’s History Month events as well to promote this idea of total gender equality and acceptance. Women’s History Month is a month that celebrates and highlights the contributions of women in historic and contemporary events. It is also a well-known time

to promote the equality of genders. The Women’s Resource Center will be holding many events throughout the month of March to celebrate all women at UNC and women in society. Events remaining will include a café social, two women’s history consciousness raising luncheons and a presentation by male activist Jackson Katz. The Women’s Resource Center is also in association with both the Stryker Institute and the Non-Traditional Student Association.

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leases within the student population. If a student is unsure of who they would like to live with the following year, each of these apartment complexes has a roommate matchup program that sets them up with other suitable students. Along with the opportunity to sign a lease with these apartments, there is the opportunity to sign a lease within one of Greeley’s many houses near and far from campus. Living in a house may provide the chance to live with more than two or three friends. Greeley has several leasing agents who are available to help students narrow down their search according to what it is they are looking for. Woody Investments, Dependable Property Management, Atoms Property Management, RENTUNC and Big Bear Properties are a few of the real estate of-

to live. Keke Kosse, a junior at UNC, has lived in off-campus housing twice in her college career. “I think that living offcampus provides an opportunity to be independent. You have the chance to do what you want to do and be who you want to be,” she said. students to give themselves many housing options when it comes to renting from leasing agencies to lifestyles. Regardless of the lease signed, whether it is a loft or a seven bedroom house, living off campus is an experience that all students way or another. For more information about housing options for next year, check out The Mirror’s housing guide online at kb6l36p.


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Preparation, presentations

Brennen Karl














Students rebel against stoplights Crosswalk from page 3




— Cassius Vasquez is a sophomore English major and former photo editor for The Mirror. He can be contacted via email at

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UNC Board of Trustees recommends pricing predictability

Alexandria Adair Vasquez

The UNC Board of Trustees held its last meeting of the semester last Friday in the Panorama Room of the University Center. The trustees received updates on state funding, compensation and capital projects. Perhaps the most discussed update was that of pricing, which was also recently audit committee meeting last month. Pricing recommendations for the 201415 school year are based on a multiyear plan that takes into consideration many factors. Keeping the University of Northern Colorado a top value in higher education and the cost of providing a quality education are two such factors. As part of the pricing proposal, the average resident undergraduate tuition would increase 4.8 percent to $6,024 per year. One objective of the board is to normalize tuition rates in order to give students and their families predictability in price. The reason for this is that the board recently conducted price sensitivity studies

that looked into the effect that room and board and students’ overall cost of attendance has on enrollment at UNC. Trustee Sue Carparelli mentioned this and said the results of the study showed the biggest factors students take into consideration when choosing which university to attend are the quality of the education and whether or not their intended program is available. Net price is a distant third. As far as room and board goes, the proposal is to create incentive for students to continue living in the residence halls after plan prices would increase at a rate of less than two percent. Compensation of UNC employees was also mentioned at the meeting Friday. The plan, which was developed in 201112, includes an impetus to increase employee salaries so they match the average salary of employees at similar universities. The aim is to match compensation at 90 percent by 2017. The proposed compensation pool for next year is three percent of salaries.

Joelle Romero | The Mirror

The Board of Trustees met last Friday in the Panorama Room at the University Center. The discussion focused on pricing recommendations for the 2014-15 school year that would help provide predictability for students as far as cost of attendance at the university.

Study at casts doubt on SAT, ACT results predicting college success Ian Rutledge UWire

The freshman class that entered Wake Forest in 2009 was part of an experiment, the likes of which had never been tried at a university ranked in the top 50 of U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of national universities. This experiment was to change the admissions process to one that is “test-optional,” where applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores when applying to Wake Forest. Now it appears as if this switch was the right decision. A study, authored by William Hiss, a former dean of admissions and current professor at Bates College, published earlier this February concluded that only “trivial differences” were found when comparing the success of students who submitted their standardized test scores and those who did not submit scores. The study examined the cumulative GPAs and graduation rates at 33 test-optional private

and public universities, including Wake Forest. The study found that there between the cumulative GPAs and graduation rates of those who submitted their standardized test scores and those who did not. Furthermore, the study found that the switch to a test-optional admissions policy led to a growth in the diversity of the types of the students that applied to the universities. The results showed that “non-submitters are more likely students, minorities, Pell Grant recipients, women and students with learning differences.” “My hope is that this study will happens when you admit tens of thousands of students without looking at their SAT scores,” Hiss said in an interview with National Public Radio. “And the answer is, if they have good high school grades, they’re almost certainly The study showed that only 0.05 percent of a GPA point sepa-

rated the average college GPA of students who submitted their those who did not. “We felt that this was a way that we could really broaden our applicant pool to attract more socioeconomic and racial diversity and also look at students who perhaps were star high school students — stars academically — but were not applying to Wake Forest because of our average SAT scores,” Martha Allman, dean of admissions at Wake Forest, said in an interview with Wake Forest News. Allman also added that the fects on the applicant pool have been consistent at Wake Forest. “(The effect on the campus is) we have more students who are generation college students and more racial minorities,” she said. have come to the forefront of public discourse in conjunction with the announcement of sweeping changes to the format of the SAT,

one of the two major standardized college admittance tests. The reforms, announced March 5, will take away the guessing penalty, make the essay optional, return the scoring to a 1,600-point scale and more narrowly focus the content in order to make it more relevant to material students will see in college. David Coleman, president of the College Board which produces the SAT, harshly critiqued the current form of the SAT—and its main competitor, the ACT— when announcing the reforms. In an interview with The New York Times, he acknowledged that high school grades can serve as a better predictor of college success. Students agree that the changes to the SAT are needed, yet they still favor the test-optional admissions policy. “I think the changes to the SAT a student’s potential,” freshman Ted Terpos said. “But personally I am a huge fan of the test-optional admissions policy because I think it’s wrong

to put too much stock in just one test.” Wake Forest junior Maddie Brown thinks that the SAT is not an effective indicator of a student’s potential success. “Judging one’s academic potential by using a timed test does not provide an accurate representation of everything that individual has to offer,” Brown said. “More schools should adopt Wake’s creative admissions approach by adopting a more personalized admissions policy.” Allman agrees and stands by the transition to the test-optional admissions policy. She says she continues to believe that this is this best method of determining a student’s college-preparedness. “Historically, SAT scores have been equated with intelligence,” Allman said. “Studies and studies are showing that that isn’t true. And here we have wonderful, empirical evidence that students at selective schools perform just as well without a standardized test as they do with the test.”


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Netflix expands offerings of ‘90s nostalgia Jakki Thompson UWire

The word “Pokémon” might ring a bell for those under the age of 25; it was a staple of youth culture during the 1990s. Whether it was watching the anime show after school or on Saturday morning, playing the various video game versions on a GameBoy Color or swapping the franchise’s trading cards with friends, some students may feel some nostalgia when they see Ash Ketchum’s Pikachu. Well, those who loved the show when they were kids can now relive their love for it: two seasons – the “Indigo League” and “Black & White”- became available for instant online streaming via Net-

Two movies, “Pokemon The also available. Part of ‘90s culture Aside from the televised series and subsequent movies, Pokémon took the U.S. by force through different games, posters, clothing and memorabilia after making its way from Japan in 1998. ber the franchise starting out with four original Pokémon: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander. These four accompanied the series’ main characters Ash Ketous quests. These four Pokémon and three

main characters were arguably as and still are to those who grew up in the 1990s. At its height of popularity, “Pokémon” was one of those shows that people wanted to watch again and again to get reinvested in the plot line and characters. But, since then, that could only be done through the video games, the card game, illegally uploaded versions of the episodes or movies the franchise released. There are even YouTube uploads of the Pokémon movie entirety. Other options Even if someone might not have watched the “Pokémon” se-

news. sports. arts. online.

ries, there are other cartoons that the current generation of college students might recognize on NetPeople can re-follow the lives of the adventurous infants with live the shenanigans of three Cartoon Network kids with “Ed, Edd n Eddy.” Some other cartoons available to rewatch, reinvest and reminisce about are “Johnny Bravo,” “Courtory.” For people who want to watch other animated shows from the ’90s, they could indulge in “Beavis and Butt-Head,” “Sabrina, The Animated Series” and “Sonic the Hedgehog,” among many others.

shows to take college students back to childhood, including Creek,” “Frasier,” “Angel,” “The X-Files,” “The West Wing,” “Ally last but certainly not least, “Buffy the movie department, either. The ing,” “The Blair Witch Project” and “Uptown Girls” to the online streaming service. Whether it be binge watching the original “Pokémon” series, or other well-known 1990s shows and movies, children of the ’90s can rejoice as they remember the days of hair scrunchies, jelly sandals and jean jackets.

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Editor: Biz Gilmore — Assistant: Antonio Hill

A tale of two film series at UNC Daniel Greeson Sammy Lee

the bitter rift that is created between them. Eugene contributes to civil rights progress by steadily and quietly

Tuesday, March 11: SOAPbox Poetry Slam Send-Off featuring The Good New Poetry Tour. 8:30-10:00 p.m. Atlas Theatre.

Wednesday, March 12: International Film Series: The Intouchables. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Lindou Auditorium. UNC Trumpet Ensembles Concert. 7:30-9:00 p.m. Foundation Hall.

Thursday, March 13: Monthly Read In: Women’s History Month. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. West Side. International Film Series: The Intouchables. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Lindou Auditorium. Sunset Jazz Artists Series. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Panorama Room.

now have twice the viewing pleasure on UNC’s campus. The Marcus Garvey showing of Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” Wednesday evening in the University Center. The International Film series presented total of four showings of “Rudo y Cursi” on Wednesday and Thursday. Coincidentally, both movies showcased family and Maeve Widmann | The Mirror personal journeys. “The Butler,” directed Although the silhouetted figures look like something out of “Mystery Science Theater by Lee Daniels (“Pre- 3000,” audience reaction to “Rudo y Cursi” on Wednesday was mostly positive. cious”) and written by presidents over the course House during that time Despite its lengthy and must deal with the ide- running time (132 minDanny Strong, tells the of 30 years. Allen witnesses and ological differences he has utes), “The Butler” stays true story of White House butler Eugene Allen (For- participates in the mas- with his son Louis (David interesting mainly due to sive progress in civil rights Oyelowo) and his wife the juxtaposition between under eight different U.S. that happens at the White Gloria (Oprah Winfrey). Eugene and his son and

Bad Brad & The Fat Cats. 5:00 p.m. The Moxi.

Saturday, March 15: Blarney on the Block. All day. 9th Street Plaza. Revenge of the Nerds Party 8:00 p.m. The Moxi.

Sunday, March 16: A View of the West. All Day. Michener Library Gallery.

White House. Louis aggressively pursues civil change by participating in sit-ins and freedom bus protests, ther King Jr., and joinalthough the scope of his ability. “Rudo y Cursi,” rein the small town of Jalisco, Mexico. Two brothers (Gael Garcia Bernal and the banana plantations are presented with an opportunity to play professional soccer in Mexico City. The brother’s leave their See Films on page 12

Behind the scenes and in the oven: the tech of “Sweeney Todd” one of the most fascinating experiences I have yet to have in my short college career.

International Film Series: The Intouchables. 9:15-11:15 p.m. Lindou Auditorium.

Friday, March 14:

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Staff Column By Shadae Mallory

“Hold,” calls Production Stage Manager Margaret Heffernan from the house of Langworthy Theatre. The stage lights come up, and the fog dissipates as the orchestra slowly fades out; the sled box with has hit the set again, ing, “It’s going to be a long night…” but every night is long when you’re running crew for a main-stage show. Running crew for “Sweeney Todd” has been

I have been on a show’s crew—not only in college, but in general—as I am used to acting on stage. Nonetheless, this has been a wonderful opportunity. I have been treated with nothing but respect, and that is part of what made this experience so rewarding. Though running stage crew has put me in the best of moods and the worst of moods, I oddWhen I received the teers to run crew, I was Courtesy of David Grapes

See Crew on Page 11

The cast and ensemble of “Sweeney Todd,” lit, dressed, mic’d and staged by the technical staff.


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From opening note to closing ballad, theater techs run the show sight unseen Crew from page 10

Todd” has been one of my faseven years ago and having the opportunity to be a part of this production was like a miracle. I was rather sad that I would not be able to be somewhere in ion changed when I made my way over to the stage left wing and saw the wonderful view the other techs were so accustomed to. There are so many things the technicians do that the audience never sees: audio gets all of the actors mic’d; the spot operators control the manual lights on stage and in the cat walk; the assistant stage managers make sure everyone back stage is ready to do the

show while the production manager gives cues from the box; the stage crew moves large props and fetches things that may be missing and the properties master tends to the assets that are brought on by actors.

help it) in Mrs. Lovett’s oven.

crew that was responsible for moving the sled Mrs. Lovett’s ly being seated in the stage left wing where I would be in charge of all the props. Being one of the few people who are able to move to and from either wing of the stage proved right away to be a challenging long process of moving in between both sides of the stage really fast—without being seen. In minutes (normally less if I can

no idea I’m in there. It’s no won-

solutely blown away by the audience’s response to our hard work. They cheered in between

cabinets before returning them placing the furniture to the green

entirely exhausted. Even though the tech week process was long and exhaust-

I had ever heard. There was no surprise to me when I peeked out from the wing its feet in a stand-

go home.

overjoyed on opening night. The energy behind the show was so

not done.

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put away every prop in the show.

do of “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” at the end of our curtain

parameters as we try to make the show run as smooth as possible.

unless I’m too slow and an actor walks off before cleaning out their pockets. It seems to have become a habit for me to spend a good

was just that—we had all but a tra and the cast was absolutely phenomenal. As this was my

dressing rooms going through pockets. I then have to sign all of the props back into their respective

have the help of my fellow crew-

leave Fraiser Hall every night I am happier than ever to be so fatigued. Even though the nights are long and I always come from the show with regret. and I am just so thankful to be here. — 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


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“12 Years a Slave” next in film series Mexican-American arts linked to culture Films from page 10

home behind as they chase their childhood dreams. As their journey of achieving their goals continues, opportunities and temptations present themselves and change the routes of what they thought would be the ultimate success story. The movie had humor stitched throughout the story. Attendees said as college students all working towards goals within their desired professions, the movie was extremely relatable and motivating. The UNC students who attended the showing of “The Butler” had mostly positive things to say about “It really made me realize that I need to respect

my elders more and realize that I need to talk to them more about their lives,” sophomore accounting major Tumaini Mporampora said. Jasmine Houston, a senior Africana studies major, said that she had some minor problems with the “I’m going to play devil’s advocate,” Houston said. “I don’t agree completely with the docile approach that the butler took. I think that he didn’t accomplish very much beyond raising wages for black workers in the White House.” Mporampora had a different opinion on the impact that the butler had. “You could think about the snowball effect,”

Mporampora said. “Like now that he changed wages for the butlers in the White House, did wages change for African American workers across the board?” Karen Olide, director of International Film Series (IFS), said the selection of “Rudo y Cursi” was exciting to her. “It takes place in Mexico, which is my own culture, so I was like, ‘We have to show it,’” she said. “The Butler” was the Garvey Cultural Center’s Spring Film Series. The Years a Slave,” which will IFS will be showing “The Intouchables” 7 p.m. Wednesday and at 7 and

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practicing her slam poem hours before the event was even supposed to start. She was so nervous but she did great.” The festival was split ing for performing arts, food and the art gallery, while the second half was for the featured artist, Juanita Ulloa. Ulloa was accompanied by pianist Angela Steiner and violinist Michael Allerheiligen, who performed the music for the portion of the event called “Celebration of Mexican Ranchers & Song.” The University of Northern Colorado was represented well, not only by artwork but by the performers. Steiner graduated from

and Allerheiligen, who is from Loveland, is a violin major at UNC. “I loved the music and the slam poetry because I enjoy these outside of the Mexican-American culture,” said sophomore elementary education major Leslie Baughman. “It is cool to see these arts transfer across cultures.” The art gallery featured a large variety of styles, such as ceramics, books and paintings. Pieces included the diorama “Broken Dreams” by Susie Bissett and the painting “Emotional Pain: Mexican Girl Crossing the Border” by Eli Guerra. Students, professors and artists created the art displayed.

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Some children participated by drawing on the paper provided on the tables and posting their pictures on a board in the gallery. This event allowed people of any background to feel welcomed. Even those who are Mexican-American learned more about their own culture. This was Baughman and Villalobos’ said they already look forward to next year’s. “I am Mexican-American, both of my parents are as well, so it was cool to see my culture alive and well,” Villalobos said. “I was raised in this culture, and I have taken MexicanAmerican studies and still at this event I have learned more about the roots of my culture.”


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This week in UNC sports:

Bears clinch spot Staff Report

The UNC men’s basketball team may have taken its time securing a spot in the Big Sky Championship tournament, but you couldn’t tell that Saturday as the Bears took control early in a 77-52 win over Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah. The University of Northern Colorado (17-12, 11-9 Big Sky) jumped out to an 18-5 lead and didn’t look back. The Bears led by 20 at halftime, and the lead was never smaller than 18 points after the break. UNC is the sixth seed in the Big Sky Championship tournament and will face third-seeded Northern Arizona at 4:30 Thursday at Dee Events Center on campus at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. The win broke a four-game losing streak that kept the Bears from clinching a spot in the tournament. Senior guard Tate Unruh was

Baseball: at. Nebraska. 12:35 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Lincoln, Neb.

big for the Bears, hitting 6-of9 shots from 3-point range and leading UNC with 22 points to avoid making Saturday’s game his last in a Northern Colorado uniform. Senior forward Derrick throws for 17 points, and he added six rebounds, tied with junior forward Dominique Lee for the team lead. Junior forward Tevin Svihovec added 12 points and made both of his 3-point attempts. The Bears shot 55.8 percent 8-of-17 from long distance. They also made all but one of their 12 free-throw attempts. In contrast, SUU (2-27, 1-19) shot just 38.6 percent from the range. The Thunderbirds turned the ball over 18 times compared to UNC’s 12 and only had one player score double digits, senior forward Jaren Jeffery (11).

at. Kansas State. 5:35 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Manhattan, Kan. at. Kansas State. 12:05 p.m. Sunday. Manhattan, Kan. Men’s Basketball: Big Sky Championship. Ogden, Utah.

Ben Stivers | The Mirror

Northern Colorado senior forward Derrick Barden scored 17 points in the Bears’ 77-52 postseason-clinching win at Southern Utah Saturday night.

Big Sky Championship Tourmament— Ogden, Utah. Thursday

No. 1 Weber State- Bye 2 p.m.: No. 2 North Dakota vs. No. 7 Sacramento State No. 3 Northern Arizona vs. No. 6 Northern Colorado No. 4 Montana vs. No. 5 Portland State


4:30 p.m.: Highest-seeded winner vs. 2nd lowest-seeded 7 p.m.: No. 1 Weber State vs. Lowest-seeded


6 p.m.: Championship Game

UNC women’s basketball lost the last game of its season at Southern Utah Saturthe 2013-2014 season at 14-15 overall and 8-12 in the Big Sky Conference. Last season, Sky, good for second in the conference. ,but SUU (21-8, 15-5 Big Sky) had a 31-27 lead going into halftime. To open the second half, Southern Utah went on a 18-3 run, to make the score 49-30 with 13:34 remaining. The Bears answered with a 10-3 run of their own to get within 13. The Bears cut the lead to 59-48 with 1:06 by SUU, the Bears were handed their last defeat of the season. season that Northern Colorado hasn’t made it to the Big Sky Conference tournament, but many Bears made their marks on the season,

*Will play Friday or Saturday with a win Women’s Golf: Monterey Bay Invitational. All day Sunday-Tuesday. Monterey, Calif. Men’s Golf: Border Olympics. All Day Friday-Saturday. Laredo, Texas.

UMKC Invitational. Kansas City, Mo.

including junior center Stephanie Lee. Lee blocked one shot in the loss to Southern Utah, which increased her season total to 61. In 2012-13, she had 48 blocks, which was the school record before this season. This year’s group also rewrote the school’s Division I record for assists per game which was 13.85 per game from the 2012-13 season. Now the record stands at 15.45 per game. UNC sophomore guard Shelby Dougherty and freshman forward Kourteney Zadina both improved their career highs Saturday by scoring 10 points each.

vs. Western Illinois. 11 a.m. Saturday. at Missouri-Kansas City. 4 p.m. Saturday. vs. Western Illinois. 10 a.m. Sunday. at Missouri-Kansas City. 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Swimming & Diving: NCAA Zone “E” Championship. All day Thursday-Saturday. USAFA, Colo.

game with a team-high three assists while senior forward Kim Lockridge ended the last game of her college career with a team-high seven rebounds. She added eight points and two blocked shots. teams were nearly the same as UNC shot 41.3 percent, and SUU made 41.2 percent of bounds with 33 as well as the number of fast break points with six.

vs. Northern Arizona. 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Softball: vs. Colorado State. 4 p.m. Tuesday. Butler-Hancock Softball Field.

Women’s basketball drops final game Staff Report

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Track & Field: vs. CU Potts Invite. All day Friday. Boulder, Colo.

Asher Swan | The Spectrum

Northern Colorado sophomore guard Shelby Dougherty scored 10 points in the Bears’ 63-48 loss Saturday night at Southern Utah.

vs. NCAA Indoor Championships. All day, Friday-Saturday. Albuquerque, N.M.


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Wrestling takes sixth in tournament Men’s golf wins spring season Staff Report

opener at Sacramento State

The UNC wrestling team concluded its season by placing sixth in the Western Wrestling Conference tournament Saturday in Orem, Utah with 12.5 points, while North Dakota State won with 74 points. Though no one from the University of Northern Colorado team will be making an appearance at the NCAA tournament in two weeks, four Bears were able to end the day by placing either third or fourth in their weight classes. UNC junior heavyweight Henry Chirino, who

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overall third-best individual record on the team at 229, took third in his weight class. Northern Colorado redshirt freshman 125-pounder Trey Andrews took fourth in his weight class alongside teammates junior 165-pounder Charlie McMartin and junior 157-pounder Mitchell Polkowske, who also took fourth in their weight classes. Chirino began his day by beating Wyoming’s Tanner nals. The victory was followed by a loss to Utah Valley’s Adam Fager, ranked No. 12 in the NCAA, by a score of 3-2 with a takedown in the bracket’s semia 6-3 decision over Air Force’s Marcus Malecek, then beat Harms once again in the third-place match, 8-7. With the start of Andrews’ day came his second victory of the season over South Dakota State’s Ben Gillette, 5-1. Andrews also went 2-0 in the consolation Dakota State’s Hunter Weber for the second time this season. Andrews fell to the

UNC men’s golf won its opening tournament of the spring season as it shot an 866 in three rounds over two days at the Sacramento State Invitational in Elk Grove, Calif. Two UNC golfers placed in the top three spots in the tournament. University of Northern Colorado senior Ben Krueger shot 212 strokes (69, 75, 68) over the course Laura Fox | The UVU Review

Northern Colorado junior 157-pounder Mitchell Polkowske fights to break away from Air Force’s Josh Kreimer in the third-place match Saturday in Orem, Utah. Kreimer won the match 7-1 and UNC finished in sixth place with 12.5 points.

No. 5 125-pounder in the nation, Air Force’s Josh Martinez. The two were scheduled to compete Feb. 23 but never got the chance to due to a last-minute substitution by Air Force. In the third-place match, Andrews fell to Utah Valley’s Jade Rauser. Polkowske won in the 17-1 major decision against NDSU’s Nick Olenjik. Polkowske, who ended the season with a teambest 24-8 record, was then pinned for the second time this season by Wyoming’s Andy McCulley. The pin came at 4:20. Polkowske bounced back to defeat Utah Valley’s Chase Cuthbertson, 11-6, only to fall in the third-place match to Air Force’s Josh Kreimier bya 7-1 decision. McMartin won the cona mark of 4-3 against Air Force’s Jesse Stafford but lost 12-3 to SDSU’s Joe Brewster in the opening round and 7-1 to Curtis Cook in the third-place match.

UNC freshman 133-pound Sonny Espinoza, sophomore 141-pound Nick Adams, redshirt sophomore 149-pound Beau Roberts, junior 174-pound

Josh Van Tine, redshirt freshman 184-pound Cole Briegel and junior 184-pound Nick Bayer all exited the tournament early with 0-2 records.

Bears finish: Sixth place, 12.5 points Trey Andrews (125 pounds): 3-2, third place Sonny Espinoza (133 pounds): 0-2 Nick Adams (141 pounds): 0-2 Beau Roberts (149 pounds): 0-2 Mitchell Polkowske (157 pounds): 2-2, fourth place Charlie McMartin (165 pounds): 1-2, fourth place Josh Van Tine (174 pounds): 0-2 Cole Briegel (184 pounds): 0-2 Nick Bayer (184 pounds): 0-2 Henry Chirino (285 pounds): 3-1, third place

Lawrence Ree, who is from Loyola Marymount but Sophomore Conner Barr (69, 73, 72) tied for third place just two strokes beDrew Bender and Loyola Marymount’s Tyler Torano tied with Barr for the third position. petition, the Bears trailed Loyola Marymount by four strokes at 579 to LMU’s 575, but UNC shot one under par to overtake Loyola Chico State also surpassed LMU to take second at 873

while Loyola Marymount and Southern Utah tied for third at 876. Tied for 18th place was Bears junior Steve Connell, who shot a 221 (72, 77, 72). Weber State’s Colton DalRedshirt freshman Julian Woodfork, a transfer from host Sacramento State, cardish one shot behind Connell, tied for 20th place with Chico State’s Alistair Docherty, British Columbia’s Conner Kozak, Boise State’s David Elliot and Rhyne Jones and Kit Carson (no, not that Kit Carson) of Nevada. Rounding out the Bears roster was freshman Jack Cummings, who shot a 237 (85, 74, 78) to tie for 59th place. Nebraska-Omaha’s Alex Holtan also carded a 237. Next for the Bears is the Border Olympics Friday and Saturday at Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Texas.

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Border Olympics Friday-Saturday Laredo, Texas


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Women’s tennis sweeps Men’s tennis drops first Big Sky match Roadrunners on Friday Staff Report

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UNC women’s tennis dropped just one set in its 7-0 win over Metro State Friday at Work Out West. The University of Northern Colorado (6-5, 4-0 Big Sky) swept all three dousingles matches, the only set loss coming in senior Stephanie Catlin’s 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 win over Naomi Holopainen of Metro State (2-9). Junior Chrissie Hoolahan swept Wanda Holopainen, 6-2, 7-5 while sophomore Hilary Walters-West defeated Cristina Oropeza 6-1, 6-4. UNC freshman Laura Wehner beat Metro’s Tay-

lor Larreau 6-0, 6-1 and freshman Beth Coton swept Whitney Vaswig 6-0, 6-0. match, freshman Courtney Schulte beat Kaitlyn Miller 8-0 in one set. On the doubles side, Catlin and Coton took down Naomi Holopainen and Larreau 6-0. Wehner and Hoolahan beat Wanta Holopainen and Oropeza 6-2. Senior Adriana Nieto and Schulte defeated Vaswig and Miller 6-1 to close out the sweep.

Up next:

at Southern Utah (3-1, 0-0) 10 a.m. March 17 Cedar City, Utah

The UNC men’s tennis team split its weekend matches, sweeping Metro State

match to Weber State 6-1 Sunday at Work Out West. Junior Ben Gendron was the only University of Northern Colorado (6-3, 4-1 Big Sky) player to win both of his matches on the weekend as he beat Metro State’s Josh Graetz 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 and Weber State’s Jakub Gewert, who retired after Gendron Gendron and senior Michael Moya also won both of their doubles matches as they and Wildcats Oliver Good and Sanjay Goswami by the same score on Sunday.

Up next:

at Southern Utah (0-1, 0-0) 2 p.m. March 17 Cedar City, Utah

Joelle Romero | The Mirror

Northern Colorado junior Ben Gendron plays a ball Sunday against Weber State’s Jakub Gewert at Work Out West. Gendron won the match, but the Bears lost 6-1.


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It may be disappointing, but Bailey’s release is not unusual (After Peyton). No, the team will not use the saved cap space to sign a premier quarterback to sit behind Manning until he hangs up his cleats. But for Like Towels By Michael Nowels

“It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday,” -Boyz II Men The Broncos released Champ Bailey last week, ending the 12-time Pro Bowler’s 10-year run with the franchise. The move freed up $10 million in salary cap space that Denver could use on a younger player to help in the future, even in the time Broncos fans can’t bear to think about: A.P.

transition from Generation X to Generation Y. At least some of that money will be spent in an effort to re-sign 27-yearold Dominique RodgersCromartie, who was a godsend for the team in Bailey’s injury-induced absence in 2013. The Broncos also committed to Chris Harris Jr. with a second-round tender, potentially high compensation for a player who was undrafted out of Kansas in 2011. Harris must recover from an ACL tear suffered in the

AFC Championship Game, but he has earned more playing time each year in Denver. He is expected back at some point in 2014 and will be a cornerstone of the Denver defense if the Broncos can manage to sign him long-term. The decision to release Bailey may not be as much about money as it is about his current ability. Bailey was burned by Torrey Smith in the 2013 playoff loss to Baltimore that we like to conveniently blame on one gigantic Rahim Moore misstep. Champ also looked considerably slower during an injury-plagued 2014 season that was hard to watch at times. The Broncos face a dilemma in free agency this year: sign veterans and shoot

for the Super Bowl this year or look at younger players to solidify the team’s future. I don’t expect John Elway & Co. to sview those as mutually exclusive strategies;

Hochman wrote in an email to me. “To paraphrase a famous quote, the business of the NFL is business. Legends are turned into business transactions in the snap

balance the two competing motivations while factoring in the salary cap. In Manning’s time in Denver the organization has signed near-retirement veterans Dan Koppen, Brandon Stokely, Jim Leohnard, Keith Brooking and Paris Lenon, among others. The Broncos have used Manning as a recruiting tool with older players, similar to how the Miami Heat has attracted waning veteran stars in search of a ring with Lebron James. In the team-centric NFL, though, these players who spent much of their careers starring for one team—like Bailey—have been pushed out by cold, hard business decisions. It started with the rebellion against star running backs and has spread to other positions, as Ed Reed discovered last year. “This is the brutal reality of the NFL. There are no Mariano Rivera retirement tours in the NFL,” Denver Post columnist Benjamin

Heck, even Manning was a product of a similar situation in Indianapolis, swept aside in favor of Andrew Luck before being greeted with open arms by Denver. As they should, fans determ star players. However, it always felt like Denver’s love for Champ went beed within the locker room. “Every player gushed about Champ’s aura. He was a role model,” Hochman wrote. “He’s the kind of man that makes you want to strive to be a better man—he carries himself with a graceif Denver can replace his leadership, but I do see the likes of Terrance Knighton having a stronger role next season for the Broncos.” It’s hard to picture recent plays reminiscent of Bailey’s time in Denver because opposing quarterbacks avoided testing him during most of his time with

the Broncos, his reputation preceding him. But his 100-yard nontouchdown interception return against New England in the Broncos’ 2005 divisional playoff win illustrated his reign in Denver perfectly. Patriots tight end Ben Watson chased him down from behind at the one-yardline, keeping Bailey from scoring, but Broncos running back Mike Anderson was able to score on the next play for the eventual gamewinning touchdown. It seems impossible a rewould yield no points. It of Famer won’t get another Bowl win with a team built to win now. In this bottom-line,whathave-you-done-for-me-lately focused NFL, the only solace is the hope that some team will play Anderson’s ish the job after coming so close. — Michael Nowels is a senior elementary education major and the sports editor for The Mirror. He can be reached via email at


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Community remembers former football coach Buck Rollins Makalah Emanuel

Sunday afternoon while the sun was shinning brightly on the like spring again, dozens of people came together at the University Center not to mourn, but to celebrate the life of an important man in UNC sports history, Buck Rollins. Rollins, who died March 3 after battling cancer for 23 years, was a football coach at the University of Northern Colorado from 19661985. He also taught physical education, golf and other outdoor activity courses while at UNC. Rollins started as the school’s defensive backs and kicking coach, then advanced to be the defensive coordinator. He retired from coaching in 1985, then stepped down as a professor in 2002, though his legacy continues to be discussed on campus to this day. Marlene Drew, Rollins’ friend and an organizer of the celebration festivities, explained what he meant to the players he coached. “He was kind of like a father to a lot of football players—some of them even called him ‘Dad,’” Drew said. “They will talk about him forever.” other for 23 years, also discussed the impact Rollins had on the athletes he coached. “The guys that he coached,

he was everything to them. He changed a lot of lives,” she said. “I don’t know how he did it, but he seemed to be able to mold their character. It was more than playing football. It was making men out of them.” The celebration of Rollins’ life included a slideshow documenting his life from childhood to

shared tales and life lessons they learned from Rollins following the slideshow. One story that stood out was that of Dave Meyers, former player for Rollins and captain of the 1979 team. Meyers recalled a time when he and Rollins were on their way to a golf course. During the trip Rollins encouraged Meyers to drop his pride and confront his father, who had left his family at a young age. Following the conversation Meyers spoke with his father, just as Rollins encouraged, and today Meyers and his father are good friends. Meyers explained how memories such as that one demonstrate the powerful role Rollins played in so many lives. “He wasn’t just a coach. He was a teacher and a friend and a was a great mentor, and if there was anybody to try to look up to be the model for that.” Meyers also mentioned the

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Organizers set up a table of pictures as part of a memorial at the University Center for former UNC football coach Buck Rollins, who died March 3.

oldest daughter, Jessie. During her freshman year here at UNC, Rollins walked right up to her and said he had contacts on campus, and he would be checking her grades and calling her dad to let him know how she was doing. Meyers continued by saying the scare tactic worked because now she’s a senior graduating straight A’s. The storytelling continued following the speeches and slideshow. Several former players reminisced on the lessons Rollins taught them, including Ed Rohloff, a defensive player from 1965-1968. “I really appreciated the fact

that he never got extreme in neither bad situations or good situations,” Rohloff said. “He was always keeping things even. “You could always talk to him on a personal matter. It wasn’t always about football. If you had something else going on that you didn’t know how to handle, he was there to help out. He was a special guy.” Mike Shonka, who played for at UNC, elaborated on Rohloff’s remarks by explaining one thing he remembered most about his former coach. “Not only was he a great coach, he was a great human be-

ing who cared about his players,” Shonka said. “One of the things I remember is that it was more than football. “He cared about the players as people. All these years would go by,and I didn’t talk to him very often but he’d remember things. If your spouse had some health issues, he’d remember that and he’d ask how the wife was and things like that. He was an amazing guy, he really was. The world was a much better place with him being here.” The University of Northern Colorado is in the process of setting up a scholarship in Rollins name. Many former players, including Meyers, expressed their desire to keep Rollins’ legacy intact at UNC. “We’re trying to grab as many of the old players to get them back involved in the great things that are happening here,” Meyers said. Bob Lawhead, another former player of Rollins also hopes to extend his former coach’s legacy with the future of Northern Colorado. “His legacy has a lot to do with the foundation and the growth of UNC and getting the programs back to where they were,” Lawhead said. One thing is for sure, Rollins will always have a place at UNC, as Shonka explained. “He would always say, once a Bear, always a Bear,” Shonka said.

Softball finishes McHaney Memorial Classic 1-4 Staff Report

UNC softball went 1-4 at the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic in Lubbock, Texas on Texas Tech’s campus. The weekend’s only win came Friday when the Bears took on Abilene Christian. The game started with UNC freshman Erica Dick sending the ball past the left The Wildcats followed up with two runs of their own, to give them a 2-0 lead over the Bears. Northern Colorado tied the game at two in the next inning when junior Kaitlin Flynn hit a two-out home run. Both teams were scoreless in the third

inning as the game remained tied at two. In the fourth inning, Northern Colorado junior Morgan Yuhas recorded two RBIs with a

Texas-Arlington, 13-8. Northern Colorado also fell to Texas Tech a day prior, scoring only one run,

innings, the Bears

UNC junior Mikayla Duffy and Yuhas scored the only runs for the team in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to New Mexico State. Duffy went 2-for-3 with one RBI while Yuhas went 2-for-3, scoring a run. The Bears ended the competition with another loss to Texas Tech, this time by a score of 9-4.

runs while the WildErica Dick cats scored once following the third. The 10-6 victory gave the Bears their fourth win of the season. Earlier that day however, UNC fell to

The Red Raiders tied the game at one in the second inning, then took the lead in the fourth with two more runs. The Bears defeat was sealed in the sixth inning once Texas Tech added three more runs to push

nings before junior Molly Ryan hit a home Texas Tech lead to 3-1. The Red Raiders responded in the botruns during the sixth inning, handing Northern Colorado its 21st loss of the season.

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vs. Colorado State (10-5) 4 p.m. Tuesday Butler-Hancock Field

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Comeback helps Bears take second game of doubleheader A pair of singles and a catcher error put runners on second and third before that momentum shift came off the bat of senior Andrew Coffman and went

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Northern Colorado freshman Connor Leedholm pitched four2/3 innings in Sunday’s 8-6 Bears win at Jackson Field.

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pitch one,” Talley said of the Bears’ consistency. “We tend to look down sometimes, and we need to

realize the talent we have on this staff.” Down by four in the bottom of the seventh, the Bears were looking for a momentum-changing play.

“The pitcher kept feeding me curveballs and left the last one up, and I just got it done I guess,” Coffman said. His triple brought home two runners and closed the gap to 6-4, with the Bears still trailing. “We were told to hit good pitches and lay off anything we couldn’t hit hard,” Coffman said of the Bears’ approach at the plate. “We had to be (aggressive), we were down and the only way to get back is to hit it hard and force the other team to

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The hitting game would stay hot as junior catcher Bryan Tibbitts tripled to fore senior Nick Miller drove him in and gave UNC a two-run lead. “We would’ve loved to win the series, but for that (inning) to happen right now at this time of the season it was a big thing moving forward, and we hope it carries over the next week.” Tibbitts said about the team’s comeback determination. The game went scoreless from there as UNC

shut down the Bison offense and Talley recorded the save. season there is no consistency,” UNC head coach Carl Iwasaki had to say about the team victory. “Pitching, fundamental defense, timely hitting and situational hitting nothing is consistent. More than the win today, I thought we proved to the guys that we can put together a six run inning.” “We need to keep the same energy we had in those last innings. One bad inning isn’t going to make a whole game, baseball just got to stay in the game the whole time,” Tibbits said.

Consistency was the word used most as the rors throughout the day. “Ask me again in April about consistency, and my goal is to have that consistent baseball game throughout,” Iwasaki said. “In game one we beat ourselves, and numerous errors let them hang around. Doesn’t matter who we play, if we can play our consistent defense and support our pitchers we’re going to win games.”

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at Nebraska (8-5) 12:35 p.m. Tuesday Lincoln, Neb.

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