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Shots on the house

The Student Health Center gives free influenza vaccinations to students in the University Center. The goal is to protect UNC students during peak flu season. Page 13

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A Greeley resident’s medical marijuana rests on his coffee table. The statewide legalization of recreational marijuana has added to the continuing saga of Greeley and Garden City.

Greeley and Garden City continue tale of two cities Alexandria Adair Vasquez Colorado made national headlines earlier this month when, on the reational marijuana sales in the state exceeded $1 million. Students at the University of Northern Colorado may be interested to know, then, how the city of Greeley and the university is dealing with the advent of recreational marijuana. According to a brochure published by the city of Greeley, all commercial and retail marijuana

establishments have been banned from cropping up within city limits. This may be disheartening to any midnight tokers out there, but John Rotherham said he wasn’t surprised by the decision. Rotherham owns the Nature’s Herbs and Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Garden City. “If you look at their past history with the alcohol and everything else I think it’s understandable, and it’s not for every community,” Rotherham said. Rotherham was referring to Garden City’s long history of tempering

Greeley’s historical conservatism and sating its vices. The tiny town was found 75 years ago during the Prohibition Era with the sole purpose of providing alcohol to the dry city’s inhabitants. Garden City is now living up to its liberal reputation by leading the charge to provide Greeley with another feel-good substance: marijuana. Recreational marijuana will be available for sale at Nature’s Herbs and Wellness Center beginning in March, Rotherham said, because the primary focus is to retain a supply See Marijuana on page 13

On the night of Jan. 3 while many students were away enjoying the last of winter break, a string of break-ins hit businesses closest to campus. Game Alliance, a new video game store and arcade located in the cluster of businesses just off Central Campus, was hit particularly hard with over $10,000 in losses and damages. The Blue Mug @ Margie’s, Club 357, George’s Gyros and Burgers and Textbook Brokers were all broken into during the night with varying levels of losses. “We’re not detectives or anything, but based on what these guys took, it sort of paints a picture of who they were,” said Ezekiel Lira, part-owner of Club 357. “They took the Bud Light and the Budweiser, and they moved my craft beer to steal my Monster,” said Ryan Lira, another part owner of the club. The thieves moved the club’s supply of gin to get to cases of vodka and tequila, but they left the gin and some wine behind. “They just really don’t like gin,” Tyler Berry, partSee Spree on page 15

Bears maul Grizzlies

UNC women’s basketball overcomes a 13-point first-half deficit to beat 2013 Big Sky champion Montana. Page 9

Spliced Shakespeare

A three-man troupe performs the entire works of Shakespeare in under an hour during its performance of “The Complete Shakespeare (Abridged.)” Page 7

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Editor: Alexandria Adair Vasquez

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taking applications for commencement speakers at the undergraduate ceremony this May. Students who have at least a 2.8 GPA and are involved in UNC campus life are welcome to apply. The application, and more information, can be found at http:// In addition to the GPA requirement, students should expect to turn in a three-minute speech, two academic letters of reference and a resume which details involvement in campus activities. UNC staff, faculty and students will evaluate the written speeches

Ideas needed for new Campus Commons building

Local businesses provide discounts to UNC students

Art Faculty Recital Series returns to campus

The university is inviting students to provide input on a plan for a Campus Commons building. There will be an open house from

Bear Biz offers discounts at a number of local businesses in the downtown Greeley area to UNC students who present a valid student ID. Businesses include coffee cial institutions, entertainment, retail shops and many more. A full list of participating businesses can be found at http:// Students are also encouraged to like the Bear Biz Facebook page or follow @BearBizGreeley on Twitter for featured specials. To suggest a local business that should be added to Bear Biz, students can contact Kim Barbo-

The Artist Faculty Recital Series will resume Jan. 21. Voice professor Derek Chester will give the debut performance this season at 8 p.m. Tuesday. All recitals begin at 8 p.m. Monday recitals will be held in Hensel Phillips Theatre at Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center and Tuesday recitals are held in Milne Auditorium in Kepner Hall. The faculty recital series will last until April and feature trombone, piano and violin performances. There will be a Faculty Composition Concert on Jan. 28. Tickets, $8 for students and $12 for non-students, can be purchased from the Performing Arts

level of the University Center. The aim is to create a building that will act as the heart of the Campus and Central Campus. The Campus Commons will support the university’s dual focus on student access and success; It will serve as en entry point for everyone who visits the UNC campus. Students can also share their between Starbucks and the cam-


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Editor-in-chief: Steven Josephson

THE MIRROR There are two weeks until the international sia for the Winter Olympics, and Vladimir Putin wants us all to think of the children. During a press conference Friday, the Russian leader stated that despite the country’s ban on “propaganda promoting non-traditional sexual relations towards minors,” gay people are perfectly welcome in Russia—as long as they leave the

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Russia’s ambiguous definition of ‘gay propaganda’ troubling outside of the Olympics

children alone. What a terrifying statement from a world leader about to host a global event designed in part to foster unity among peoples. Sidestepping the fact that equating homosexuality to pedophilia is staggeringly ignorant, Putin’s lukewarm attempt to welcome gay people into the country points to a bigger problem: there’s no way to know what he means by

The ban on homosexual propaganda in Russia is frighteningly vague. On Friday, Putin stressed the difference between a ban on nonsexual relations, which does not exist, and the actual ban on propaganda promoting non-traditional sexual relations to minors. With such a clear cut distinction, you’d think the laws would be expressly clear. They’re not. The Russian Supreme Court has

ganda promoting non-traditional sexual relations” is, but so far it seems to be anything openly gay in public. Gay pride parades? Out (in more ways than one); children might see them. Public displays of affection? That remains unclear. In Putin’s Russia, does sparing the children mean hiding who you are? With the eyes of the international community

pointed squarely at Sochi for the Olympics, it seems like a public relations nightmare to hassle openly gay athletes and tourists. With the legal ambiguity behind Putin’s welcoming warning, there is no way to tell how the government might react if openly gay tourists chose to be themselves during their stay. It does paint a bleak picture, though, about the lives of modern Russians.

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Smaller resolutions can lead to bigger successes Passing Thoughts By Natasha Krech

New Year’s resolutions: many of us make them, but in the long run how realistic is it to have them? A student may say, “This year, I’m going to stop procrastinating.” From one procrastinator to another, good luck. It’s a really hard habit to break. I propose that instead of full year resolutions, we take the time to make short-term resolutions that allow for mistakes and help us to succeed in smaller steps. For instance if you want to

stop procrastinating, make a weekly to-do list and give yourself deadlines. When it comes to classwork, especially major papers, ask your professors to help you set up some short-term deadlines. Most are more than willing to do that to help you succeed in their class. Sometimes, even daily resolutions help. Wherein; setting a simple goal to get a certain amount of work done before going to bed makes life more manageable and helps keep you from psychologically beating yourself up over not being perfect. Which, let’s face it, no one is, especially at the young adult stage, where we are all still learning about life This brings me to my next point: please, don’t beat yourself up, you’re only human. All of our lives get busy and things happen that we can’t predict, so take

some time just for you. If that means not getting the dishes done and watching a favorite TV show or movie, do it. In the long run, mental health is just as important as physical health, if not more so. Friends are also great sources of support to go to if you need to get away from the busyness of life. Sometimes, just sitting at a friend’s house having a good meal and watching a movie is all you really need to relax for a few hours. Further, while keeping up with your peers is nice, not everybody works the same. So if something in your life isn’t working, change it. Take 12 credits instead of 18. There is no harm in staying a little longer in school and doing better in fewer classes than struggling to make things work with more. Remember, change is good. Sometimes a dramatic

change can give you a better outlook on life. For example if there is drama in one sport, change to another. There are so many accepting people here on campus that can make the change easier. So to the readers of this paper, I challenge you to this: instead of making a full year resolution, try daily, weekly or even monthly resolutions. Make a change, big or small, try something new, and stop beating yourself up for your shortcomings. After all, you are only human, and that’s a great thing to be. Keep being you, because, as Dr. Seuss said, “There is no one alive who is youer than you.” —Natasha Krech is a senior secondary education and staff writer for The Mirror. She can be contacted via email at

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January 20, 2014

University offers many study abroad options Brennen Karl

Many students use their college days as a time to travel overseas through study abroad. The University Center hosted a workshop called Study Abroad 101 in the Council Room in the University Center on Wednesday and again on Thursday. This is the second semester of workshops, and the Center for International Edues to promote studying abroad: one person showed up to the Wednesday workshop. Director of Study Abroad & Exchange Programs, Lauren Bruce, said the program has “support from academic departments, but not all . . . until UNC as a whole makes a concerted investment in changing that culture, few students will study abroad.” Still, more than 300 students study abroad each year, and around 500 students studying abroad. During the workshop the presenter gave information about study abroad opportuni-

ties for students at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as how to apply for and afford an education abroad experience. Studying abroad, a student can earn credits that transfer to UNC, and there are study abroad programs for every major at UNC. For more information about the different programs and what they offer, go to the center’s website to see the offered programs. Zach Herzog, a business management major, said that studying abroad is a meaningful experience because it “changes your world view, your academic view.” To apply for a study abroad program, students should meet with their academic to go abroad. Next, students can speak with the most viable program options. There are several different ways for students to study abroad, each of which has a different method for experiencing another country. One of these options is a UNC Exchange in which a student exchanges with

a student from one of UNC’s 27 partner schools. Students pay tuition to the University of Northern Colorado, while all other fees are paid to the host institution. In the ISEP Exchange, students must pay all tuition fees and room and board to UNC. In the ISEP Direct Program, all fees are paid directly to the International Student Exchange Programs. This is the most expensive option, but also the most inclusive because the student travels with other stumore easily about cultural differences. gram Provider option, in which the student pays all charges to the program provider. There are several faculty-led trips during summer and breaks. These are normally worth six credits. Applying to study abroad may seem like a complicated process, but the staff of study abroad and exchange programs in the University Center help guide people through the process to make it as simple as possible. Freshman Josh Taft said if he were to study abroad, he “would choose a country like Australia because the language

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Zach Herzog, a peer advisor for the study abroad office and junior business management major, presents at the Study Abroad 101 workshop in the UC on Wednesday.

wouldn’t be a problem, and it would be a new and interesting experience.” ter’s upcoming information sessions, go to events.html.

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Counseling center offers mental health services Suzanne Evans

Mental health is a serious concern for college students, a concern that’s been on the rise for years. Depression, anxiety and countless other disorders plague students nationwide. “It’s huge,” said Em Dreiling, the assistant director of the Psychological Services Clinic and a doctoral candidate at UNC. “The research is showing us that some of the severity in college-age students is also on the rise.” The University of Northern Colorado offers services to lessen that burden. Through the Counseling Center, the Psychological Services Clinic and even Disability Support Services, students have The Counseling Center, located upstairs in Cassidy Hall, offers free individual, group and couples therapy. Part of every individual’s student fee goes to paying for

“People cope with stress in different ways and not everybody knows how accessible the mental health facilities here on campus are.”

-Nicole Sylvester Senior, English literature major these services, so there is no additional charge. The center also offers psychiatric services, like medication, evaluation for a small fee. The center can be reached at 970-351-2496. The Psychological Services Clinic is a training facility for masters and doctoral students. It hosted through the counseling psychology program. Located in can be reached at 970-351-1645. It offers individual, couples, family and child services and are open to members of the community – not just students. Services start at $60 for a semester of weekly 50-minute sessions. The clinic

also offers psychological and neuropsychological assessments starting at $400, which, according to Dreiling, is sometimes less than a quarter the price of the same services elsewhere. Through Disability Support Services, students can get help communicating their mental and physical needs to school professionals in order to get the necessary accommodations for learning and living at UNC. Students can contact DSS at 970-351-2289. “People cope with stress in different ways, and not everybody knows how accessible the mental health facilities here on campus are,” said Nicole Sylvester, a senior English literature major with an emphasis in linguistics. “They’re super accessible. They have phone numbers, they have hotlines, they’re so accessible, and the people there (are) there because they want to be there.” Sylvester said she used one of the university’s crisis counseling

programs and would recommend them to her friends. “I advocate them a lot for people,” she said. “There’s no judgment there; it’s just a genuine desire to make sure that you continue being a functioning person.” Alyssa Newman, a junior art education major, said she appreciates the availability of campus resources for mental health. Newman said she suffers from stress-related migraines and said she does not always feel that her professors understand just how debilitating stress can be. Newman and Sylvester both said the mental health resources more exposure. “We do have excellent emergency mental (services) but generally when people hear about that, it’s when a tragedy occurs on campus,” Newman said. She more if they advocated services for routine but stressful activity,

Sylvester said there seems to be a long-term stigma surrounding mental illness. “People are naturally made uncomfortable by things we don’t understand,” Sylvester said. “Humans are, unfortunately, rather prone to running away from things that make them uncomfortable.” “Because they don’t understand, they kind of develop a mindset toward you that you can’t change later on,” Newman said. “Because you had that one issue that you bring up, it’s that one moment where they (decide) you’re not normal.” Nationwide studies have shown, however, that mental health problems are becoming more normal. In 2006, the American College Health Association Survey found that 45 percent of women and 36 percent of men surveyed felt too See Health on page 15

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Editor: Biz Gilmore — Assistant: Antonio Hill

Much ado about something: The bard in one hour Antonio Hill

All it takes is one hour, three actors and months of dedication to summarize every play by the Bard. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) (Edited)” was shown Saturday at Lindou Auditorium to a nearly full audience. Performing all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in one hour is no easy task. “We have been preparing for this for about three months, practicing 2-3 times a week,” said

Monday, Jan. 20: Martn Luther King Day. No classes.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: 8-10 p.m. Faculty Artist Recital Series: Derek Chester, tenor. Kepner Hall. Milne Auditorium. 8-10 p.m. Winter Welcome: Comedy Club with Gina Brillon. University Center Ballrooms.

senior acting major Chris Berghoff, who is one of the three stars of the play. The play is based on the play “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” written by Adam Long, Daniel performed in 1987. Like the title suggests, the work speeds through Shakespeare’s plays in an hour, often with hilarious results. “I have been to quite a few plays but never a Shakespeare one,” said Paula Pineda, a senior secondary education ma-

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Friday, Jan. 24:

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Chris Berghoff woos Zach Taggart while recreating one of Shakespeare’s romantic scenes on Saturday at the Lindou Auditorium.

jor. “This will be a quick way for me to catch up.” Having performed all the plays mashed into one, the actors said they still had favorite Shakespeare plays.

“There are so many, it’s hard to choose, but if I had to I would say ‘Othello’ (is) the most fun to perform” said senior acting major Zach Taggart, another star of the

show. For someone who is not familiar with any of Shakespeare’s plays, the play is made to be understandable and entertaining for anyone.

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Saturday, Jan. 25: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Winter Farmer’s Market. 508 8th Avenue. 6-10 p.m. Winter Welcome: UPC Presents Bears Invasion Bowling Tournament.

“A New Hope for Game Alliance” raises funds and hope online

2454 8th Ave.

Biz Gilmore

Monday, Jan. 27:

When Jennifer Fulmer got the call about the break-in at Game Alliance, the store her brother and sister-in-law Jim and Cindy Knipschild opened last year, she couldn’t go and see it right away. She had her kids with her, and there was broken glass everywhere. Thieves had smashed glass cases to clear away merchandise and electronics during a crime spree on the night of Jan. 3. “I got the call and asked, ‘How is it?’ And (Jim) said, ‘It’s bad, Jen,’” Fulmer said. At a loss for what to do, Ful-

The damage to the door at Club 357. The door appears to have been pried open with a crowbar. Ironically, the lock itself still works.

for prayers and support for her brother. Suggestions came in to start a crowdsourcing fundraiser online. Jen found and

started “A New Hope for Game Alliance,” with a $10,000 goal. Although Gofundme takes 5 percent of the donations at the end of the donation period, Fulmer

Biz Gilmore | The Mirror

chose this over and other crowdsourcing websites, which only allow groups to collect donations after the goal amount has been pledged

by supporters. “We’re trying to cover the losses, and rent. The landlord is working with (Jim), but he’s not getting a couple months off. He’ll have to pay it back later. Anything helps to get Jim and Cindy back on their feet,” Fulmer said. Better security systems for the store are also a top priority. Knipschild had a video surveillance system in place the night of the break in, but the thieves disabled it and stole the disc that would have shown their images. At press time, $2,030 had been raised for Game Alliance by 26 people in 13 days. At the end of fundraiser, Fulmer will make a plaque with the names of donors. The Knipschilds and Fulmer are open to monetary and product donations. “The amount of support we’ve See Alliance on page 8

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University Center. Tuesday, Jan. 28:

8-9:30 p.m. Faculty Composers Recital. Kepner Hall. Milne Auditorium.


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January 13, 2014

Artistic expression offers therapeutic escape from daily chaos becomes a beautiful aspect

Hazel Ink By Jennifer Hazeldine

Every so often, our minds need a break from our busy lives to recuperate, relax and unwind. When we bottle up our negative energy and stress, we may feel as if we need to explode. Whenever my world turns upside down, and everything seems to be falling escape; somewhere I can ation and a state of peace. This is where the escape

inner peace. Everyone’s escape is a little different. Perhaps it is a walk in the park, a dance with a loved one or a camping trip in the woods. Maybe it is cooking or reading an interesting book. My escape is art. I enjoy many forms of art, whether attending a band concert, baking a cake, learning to dance or watching a theatrical play. Above all, I enjoy creating visual art. There is something about gliding paint across a canvas that is absolutely serene. When I paint, I am taken into another world. I forget about my worries and place all

the stress aside for a moment. I believe art has the power to evoke positive emotions within us, promoting relaxation and enlightenment. It has the capability man senses. If you’re in need of a new escape, I highly recommend trying something artistic. Perhaps you have never attempted to create an art form before, however it is never too late to start something new. You do not need to be an expert at creating art to experience its playful qualities. Splatter paint on a wall, your toes. Trying something out of the ordinary will encourage creative

thinking and tends to push aside negative thoughts. Clay is an entertaining art form that may contain therapeutic properties due to its elasticity and molding capabilities. To soften a lump of clay, knead it with water in a rhythmic pattern, incorporating a fair bit of physical strength depending on the consistency of the workable substance. If you’re angry about an event in you life, knead away your anger. Some hospitals and medical clinics will give patients in physical therapy putty to recover hand This type of putty is often called “thera-putty.” Not only will it strengthen the muscles in the hand,

it will also help ease the mind. Hospitals sometimes offer art and music therapy, a form of psychotherapy, to patients in need of mental health treatment. Art and music therapy allows patients to freely express themselves, and helps with communication and overcomeing stress. Looking at art rather than creating it can also be a form of relaxation. Visit a museum and get lost in the compositions. There may be a hidden message or story waiting to be discovered. Music has wonderful components, too. Whether it is you as the musician, or someone else, it has the power to help us unwind. Try closing your eyes the

next time you listen to music and think about how it makes you feel. What images does it evoke within you? Does it bring any fond memories to mind? There are endless forms of art and countless ways in which we can experience each one. I encourage all of us to try embracing at least a small aspect of art in our lives and see what kind of effect it may bring. Perhaps you will discover a unique art that you never knew you enjoyed until now. —Jennifer Hazeldine is a junior graphic design major and staff writer for The Mirror. She can be reached via email at

Over $1,000 raised in one week Alliance from page 7

seen has been great. The were trickling in, some from people we don’t even know,” Fulmer said. “One lady saw the news in The Tribune and donated a Wii and a GameCube and all the games.”

Fulmer said the fundraising efforts have actually given Knipschild a new hope for his business. just like, ‘I’m done, I don’t want to reopen,’ because he was so mad and so hurt but now he’s getting hope again,” Fulmer said. “Seeing all the people who want

to help and want to see him back up on his feet, he’s getting excited about it again.” To donate to “A New Hope for Game Alliance,” go to www.gofundme. com/62viv4.

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January 20, 2014


Editor: Michael Nowels — Assistant: Makalah Emanuel

Last week in UNC sports: Men’s Basketball:

UNC comes on top in battle of bears Michael Nowels

coaches say the pain of defeat is stronger than the euphoria of victory. When the agony of past failure fuels the drive for a new win, the sentiments are combined, resulting in a strong sense of satisfaction. That emotion came out of UNC Head Coach Jaime White in the form of a celebratory yell as she entered the press conference in the bowels of ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion after Saturday’s 57-54 win over 2013 Big Sky chamthe Bears in the title game The University of Northern Colorado (9-7, 3-4 Big Sky) trailed 18-5 ten minutes into the game but used defensive pressure to work its way back to a 27-27 halftime tie. White said the switch to a press defense exposed

some discomfort that ended up plaguing the Grizzlies (9-6, 3-3) the rest of the game. “We wanted to see what they were going to do against the press, whether it was three-quarter court, whether it was soft or whatever it was and then I felt like our kids just got “I felt like all game long they were not comfortable against our defense.” The Bears were shaky on offense early, starting 2-of-8 with six turnovers as they fell behind by 13 points halfway to the halftime break. Sophorieux scored eight of her 11 points in the next 10 minutes, and junior guard seven during the comeback stretch. tricity in the building was helpful in her team’s turnaround. “The atmosphere today was just awesome,”

Northern Colorado at Montana State Northern Colorado 84, Montana State 73

she said. “We had great intensity coming from the bench; we had great intensity coming from the crowd. Our coaches were obviously on top of their game like always, and so it was so much fun making that run towards the end there.”

Individual Statistics Northern Colorado Barden 8-11 4-6 20, Osborne 2-3 1-2 5, Wilson 2-4 2-2 8, Unruh 7-11 3-3 20, Huskisson 2-4 0-0 4, Spence 2-5 1-1 5, Svihovec 4-8 4-5 12, McDavis 0-0 0-0 0, Lee 2-4 6-9 10. Montana State Jamar 8-12 6-7 23, Weisner 2-6 0-0 5, Hutchison 0-0 0-0 0, Gregory 5-10 5-6 17, DeShields 7-13 4-4 19, Dunn 0-1 2-5 2, Bradshaw 1-1 0-0 2, Kemp 1-2 1-2 3, Gfeller 0-1 0-0 0, Martin 1-1 0-0 2.

bench toward the end of foul trouble but said she was excited to see her teammates work their way back into the game. “It was so fun to watch my teammates bring them back when I wasn’t a part of it,” she said. “It was great to see people step up.” The second half was played more evenly as the game came down to a a few inches of her as she hoisted the shot a few feet beyond the three-point arc. “I ran under a screen

Team Statistics

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Bears sophomore guard Kyleigh Hiser runs out on a fast break in UNC’s 57-54 win over Montana at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion Saturday.

which, I don’t know, if we look back if I should have switched out or not but I knew that she was coming around,” she said. “That’s normally what teams do

late: they send their shooters around the baseline. I just chased her all the way out, and I was going to stick on her like glue See Basketball on page 12

Athlete group works to build UNC community Rachel Turnock

Big Sky Conference athletes are opponents competing against each other all season long for the conference title, but when it comes to building student-athletes and a community, no matter the rivalry, they are a team. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a national organization with representatives at NCAA schools across the nation, including UNC, as a link between the NCAA and the student-athletes who participate in it. It also provides a structure for interaction between athletics administration at individual schools and student-athletes. Junior forward Tim Huskis-

son and senior Rickenbach are co-presidents of the University of Northern Colorado’s SAAC chapter. Huskisson Tim Huskisson said there is one topic often discussed in UNC’s meetings, held “One of the biggest issues is should student-athletes be paid,” Huskisson said. “A lot of the big conferences will have issues with money because they have huge booster programs and different programs have different cultures (and) have different money.” As co-presidents, Huskisson

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and Rickenbach said they want the Bears to come together and be more interactive, whether they compete on a court,

more widely, Huskisson and Rickenbach pass it on to sophopresident of the Big Sky Confer-

Tara Rickenbach

a pool. “Some of the things that we do now is we are looking to get more athletic involvement,” Huskisson said. “Although we are in the same building, we might not interact in the right way with supporting each other at sporting events. We should all come together, and that’s what we’re trying to do.” If UNC student-athletes believe an issue should be discussed

represents all Big Sky programs and attends meetings at the national level with representatives from other conferences. “I’m in charge of making sure that everybody is communicating with each other and that everythe role, and he’s the youngest student-athlete on the National wants his peers to know they can be heard. See SAAC on page 12

FG pct.: UNC 58 (29-50), MSU 53.2 (25-47). 3-point FG: UNC 50 (5-10), MSU 23.8 (5-21). FT pct.: UNC 75 (21-28), MSU 75 (18-24). Assists: UNC 9, MSU 7. Rebounds: UNC 31, MSU 15.

This week in UNC sports: Men’s Basketball: vs. Northern Arizona. 7 p.m. Thursday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. vs. Sacramento State 7 p.m. Saturday. Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Women’s Basketball: at Northern Arizona. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Flagstaff, Ariz. at Sacramento State. 3 p.m. Saturday. Sacramento, Calif. Men’s Tennis: vs. Abilene Christian. 3 p.m. Saturday. Abilene, Texas. Women’s Tennis: at. Colorado. 12 p.m. Friday. Boulder. vs. Boise State. 10 a.m. Sunday. Work Out West. Track & Field: Air Force Invite. All Day Thursday-Saturday. Colorado Springs.


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Special teams strong in comeback Dylan Sanchez

The UNC club hockey team beat the University of Wyoming for the third time this season with a 6-2 win at the Greeley Ice Haus Friday night. The Cowboys (12-8) came out with heavy hits to slow down the University of Northern Colorado (16-4-0-1), but the Bears still managed 20 shots through 20 minutes. Despite no scoring in the as Wyoming continually aggravated the Bears. In the second, UW got on the 3:44 into the period. Less than three minutes later, UNC was caught in a bad line change resulting in another goal to go down 2-0. Seconds later a Wyoming player went off for a holding penalty, and the Bears took advantage on the ensuing power play. UNC scored a momentum changing goal on the man-up advantage when freshman forward Ansel swered goals for the Bears. UNC’s power-play unit went 5-for-10 on the night to dominate the special-teams battle. “Wyoming’s style of game is to us get off our game, so the more composed we are the better off

Michaela Cross | The Mirror

Bears junior forward Colten Foster looks to make a play in UNC’s 6-2 victory over Wyoming Friday night at the Greeley Ice Haus.

we’ll be,” said senior defenseman Brandon Pougnet about Wyoming’s physical play. It was a great night for the University of Northern Colorado special teams, surviving two 5-on-3 opportunities and going 7-for-7 on the penalty kill. “Part of the game is to kill those penalties,” Pougnet said. “It’s important to get that momentum going.” Moments after Duesenberg’s goal at 10:53, Pougnet scored at 10:09 of the second period to tie the game at two. While on the 5-on-3, UNC senior forward Corbin Fitzgibbons tallied the game-winning goal

with 2:40 to go in the second period. The Bears had to kill a penalty to start the third period because of roughing penalties at the end of the second. Again, the penaltyOwen Rauer stood tall to prevent Wyoming from tying the game. Two power-play goals from Pougnet got the Ice Haus crowd roaring in the third period as hat-trick and put the Bears out of the Cowboys’ reach. Senior forward Tripp Wheat scored a power play goal with 2:20 victory.

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

UNC sophomore forward Tanner Fahlstedt handles the puck in the Bears’ 6-2 win over Wyoming Friday night at the Greeley Ice Haus.

By the end of the night UNC had outshot Wyoming 55-18, demcontrolled the puck in the game. UNC defeated Wyoming again Saturday night 4-3 in Laramie, Wyo.

Up next: vs. Colorado State (18-5) 9 p.m. Friday Greeley Ice Haus

Men’s basketball goes 1-1 on road trip to Montana schools Staff Report

UNC’s men’s basketball team game and also won its second away game of the season during visits to Montana State and Montana Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The University of Northern Colorado (11-4, 5-1 Big Sky) ended its winning streak at four as it fell to Montana State (9-8, 4-2) 70-55 Thursday in Bozeman, Mont. The Bears were within striking

25-23, but rebounding trouble and poor shooting led UNC to its on Dec. 22. The Bobcats recorded 17 second-half rebounds, while the Bears senior guard Tate Unruh led the team in scoring with Huskisson led in rebounds with eight. After losing to MSU, the Bears were on the rebound when they took on Montana (7-8, 2-4) Saturday in Missoula, Mont. Unruh and senior forward Derrick Barden stepped up to the challenge.

Each scored 20 points, helping lead the Bears to the 84-73 victory. into the game, but the Grizzlies came roaring back after a timetie the game at 17. From that point, the teams traded short runs for the rest with Northern Colorado leading 41-40. the second half when Montana guard Keron DeShields hit a 3-pointer to put the Grizzlies

on top. The Bears went on a 10-0 run from the 15:00 mark until there was 11:30 left to take control of the game and maintained at least a seven-point cushion from that point forward. UNC used Montana State’s strength against its cross-state rival Montana as the Bears outrebounded the Grizzlies by a count of 19-3 in the second half and 31-15 overall. After the Grizzlies shot 70 perthey cooled off, making 11-of-27 the second half.

Montana’s four Big Sky losses are more than they suffered in the previous two years combined. The Bears will host Northern Arizona (8-9, 5-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The winner of that game will sit alone atop the Big Sky.

Up next: vs. Northern Arizona (8-9, 5-1) 7 p.m. Thursday Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion


January 20, 2014

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Wrestling beats ASU, falls to Grand Canyon AquaBears go 4-2 at Staff Report


UNC wrestling traveled to Arizona over the weekend to take on Grand Canyon University and Arizona State University. The University of Northern Colorado (4-7) lost the

Charlie and heavynior Henry C h i r i n o Henry Chirino followed

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vs. Cal Poly (3-3) 2 p.m. Sunday Butler-Hancock

the other win.

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and third on the three-


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Track and field rewrites school record books at Holiday Inn Invite Staff Report

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Andrews earned his 16th win of the season with a 4-3

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A.J. Salazar with a 7-6 Polkowske (157) was the


stroke on Friday with a

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following day she won the ming for UNC.


Up next: vs. Colorado State (5-3) 5p.m. Jan. 31 Butler-Hancock Pool



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Women’s hoops comes back to beat Big Sky champ SAAC gives a voice to student-athletes

Basketball from page 9

because I knew that she was the one that was going to shoot the shot.” After scoring just four points in

SAAC from page 9

double-team defenses, UNC junior center and leading scorer Stephanie Lee scored 11 second-half points fensive focus shifted to shutting down penetrating guards and perimeter ball movement. Montana forward Jordan Sullivan zlies lead, but Northern Colorado’s switch to a pressure zone defense appeared to affect her as she didn’t make Mike Baldino | The Mirror

left in the game. Mallon said she was pleased to take down a team that usually sits high in “They’re my favorite team to beat. Their coach has been there for thirtysomething years, and he obviously has the most wins,” she said. “They’re always so controlled, calm and just a solid team, and they’re a very smart team. It’s always fun to beat them because they’re the Montana, the big guys with the nice arena and it’s always fun to beat them because they’re always on the top (of the conference).”

UNC players including junior forward Amber Van Deudekom and senior guard Katarina Vidovic cheer on their teammates from the bench in the Bears’ 57-54 win over Montana Saturday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

week, playing at 7 p.m. Thursday at Northern Arizona (5-10, 2-4) and 3 p.m. Saturday at Sacramento State (11-4, 3-3). UNC is 4-3 away from Weber State and Idaho State on its last road trip. Senior NAU guard Amanda Frost is the conference’s leading scorer at 21.8 points per game. Sacramento State plays a fastpaced, aggressive style, averaging

87.7 points per game. The Hornets assists and 15.3 steals per game, 5.3 steals ahead of second-place thieves Weber State.

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student-athletes a voice. Student-athletes need to know that you can have someone to go to and to talk Cody McDavis to,” McDavis said. “I want to be someone that lets studentathletes know that you have that resource and if you have a problem, we can voice it on the conference level and the national level.” As a student-run organization, SAAC has a faculty advisor—Michael Kallsen, who is the assistant director of student-athlete academic success. “As the advisor I facilitate the group through helping them set their expectations for each year, both on an individual and group level, and then assist them in putting together the tools to be successful,” Kallsen said. In order to foster more student involvement, and even community involvement, SAAC at UNC puts

Hancock Sports Pavilion and the residence halls, as well as hosts fundraisers. Members of SAAC at UNC also support one another at sporting events and do volunteer work outside of school as a way of giving back to the community. choose dates for students to come to games, like a big rivalry game,” Rickenbach said. “We also work with volunteer locations and do and play with the kids.” Rickenbach said she particularly likes the social opportunities SAAC presents, and she’s even found a living connection through the organization. “(I enjoy) just interacting with all the other athletes and I’ve met so many people through this, and I’m actually living with someone now that I met through SAAC,” Rickenbach said. Whether it’s linking them to others at UNC or ing them a voice in NCAA proceedings, SAAC’s constudent-athletes.


January 20, 2014

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Sophomore journalism major Alex Kurschner receives a flu shot at the University Center on Wednesday. The Student Health Center will continue to offer flu shots from its offices at Cassidy Hall.






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Jokes of the week: I was about to smoke a joint in the park, but then I saw a sign that said “keep off the grass.” Three mothers are in the psychiatrist’s office. The shrink says to the first mom, “Your obsession with food made you name your child Candy.” He says to the second, “Your obsession with alcohol made you name your kid Brandy.” The third mom grabs her son’s hand and says, “C’mon, Dick, we don’t have to stand for this!”

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owner of Club 357 said. Among other items stolen during the night were an iPad from The Blue Mug and small amounts of money from the registers at George’s and Textbook Brokers. NOS energy drinks were also taken from Textbook Brokers. The extensive theft at Game Alliance consisted of 3-D televisions, game consoles, video games and a poster for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.” “Anything that was under lock and key was taken,” said Jennifer Fulmer, sister of Jim Knipschild. Knipschild owns Game Alliance with his wife, Cindy. “They left things that were out in the open. Jim had a game system out that he’d just cleaned for a customer, and they left that.” Fulmer has since organized a fundraising effort for her brother’s store. “We’re pretty tight around here,” said Ryan Lira about the business community in the center. “As upset as we are about what happened to us, we’re more upset at what happened to Jim,” Berry said. “He just got hit so much harder.” Larger, more corporate-

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ly-linked businesses in the area were spared from that night’s crime spree. Chipotle and Cheba Hut saw no problems. “We have a pretty good security system, but especially now we’re making sure people are locking the door and being careful when they close up shop,” said Cody Oliver, general manager of Cheba Hut. According to Nick Jones, an employee at George’s Gyros and Burgers, the wiring at the business was cut. The video surveillance used at Game Alliance was also destroyed. The Mirror has only UNC BizHub picked up video of suspects load-

ing items into a truck. On Jan. 7, The Greeley Tribune reported police believe this to be a part of a string of robberies, and two juveniles were allegedly seen with cash and items matching the description of items later found to have been stolen from The Blue Mug. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information should contact the Greeley police department at 970-350-9605. Natasha Krech also contributed to this story.

Read more about Game Alliance’s fundraising efforts on page 7.

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any questions visitors may have along the way. The tour includes one visit to any of the resident halls. Several guests agreed that UNC is easy to walk around, locate buildings and communicate with pleasant students and staff. “It is a very friendly environment,” Poudre High School senior Levi Dixon said. “It is easy to navigate, stepping on to UNC soil.” When the tour ends, visitors are divided by their in-

tended major, where UNC faculty give a presentation about that particular major, the details about graduation requirements and answer any additional questions guests may have about their desired major. Around noon, the visitors have a free lunch in one of the dining halls, where they have the opportunity to meet and mingle with UNC students. After lunch, the attendees have the chance to sit in on a class lecture if he or she desires. Attending seniors said

Preview Day was fun and easygoing. “So far it is going well,” Poudre High School senior Aaron Cooley said. “My original opinion was that I really didn’t have any other college in mind other than UNC, so far this is just boosting that. My opinion of UNC has gone up.”

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Counseling center offers one-time or multiple session services for those in need Health from page 6

depressed to function at some point. A 2012 survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness showed that, of participating students with mental conditions, over 25 percent faced serious depression. “I think socially there’s more pressure; I think academically and job-wise there’s more pressure; and I do not always see resources that are becoming as proportional to the rising pressure,” Dreiling

said. “I don’t see resources that are there as present, and so I have noticed that the college students that are coming in are….farther into their distress level. So people are a little bit more progressed into whatever disorder, whatever distress they are in. I do think that severity is on the rise for people.” Sylvester, who has Asperger syndrome and severe attention quently faces severe anxiety in her classes from a combination of stresses and her conditions. “College is already stressful,”

Sylvester said. In addition to difcating with professors, she said social pressure contributes to her anxiety. “Having someone to talk to who has the training. It was helpful,” Sylvester said. “It was reassuring after I left to know that I could go back and be like, ‘Hi, I just want to talk.’ There are some things you don’t want to tell your friends or the people that know you because it’s hard.” Even without a clinical condition or generally feeling de-

pressed, however, any student services available on campus. “It’s a really exciting time of life,” Dreiling said. “It’s a really challenging and, I think, confusing time for a lot of people, and so addressing that part of a person’s development is something that I think anybody could use some help navigating every once in a while. When you’re exploring who you are and your identity, place and someone to be there for them.”

It takes courage to get help, Dreiling said, and every student “Give it a try. Come in. Give it three sessions,” Dreiling said. “There’s no pressure to stay. There’s no pressure for anything, but if you’ve thought about it, make a phone call and see what it’s about. I would encourage people just to give it a try. Group, couples, whatever format you want. Just be open to it.” For a list of services offered at the Counseling Center visit http://

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