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Vol. 95, Num. 29 April 7, 2014


Let’s talk about race

Students and faculty members discuss the impact of race and diversity on the University of Northern Colorado campus. Page 8

Just out of reach Michaela Cross | The Mirror

Junior Amoni Ashby clears a hurdle in competition Friday during the Tom Benich Invitational at Nottingham Field. Ashby qualified for the Big Sky Championships in the event.

Coming down the home stretch Daymeon Vaughn



team participated in the Tom

the Big Sky meet with a time

UNC baseball comes up just short of its first Western Athletic Conference victory as New Mexico State comes back in the ninth inning. Page 15


Queer prom

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Junior Alex Rupe prepares to land his long jump during the Tom Benich Invitational Friday at Nottingham Field.

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Senate members ready to pass the torch this week Katarina Velazquez






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Come one, come all to the Equality Ball. People of all identities get together to party like high school rockstars in the University Center Ballrooms. Page 13


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Editor: Katarina Velazquez

This week around UNC: Monday, April 7

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A colorful sunrise silhouettes the Jackson Field press box early Saturday morning.



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University celebrates Academic Excellence Week Academic Excellence Week and it honors UNC’s academic achievements across the university and throughout all of the colleges. The week is a Center for Honthroughout the week to observe UNC’s academic excellence. Events will include UNC’s Rea student athlete academic success reception and many other events as well. Academic Excellence Week is Undergraduate Research and the Graduate Student Association.

Campus pioneers STEM teacher preparation

Public relations students shine light on accrediation

P.A.Y. It Forward provides volunteer opportunities

UNC and Colorado School of Mines have announced an innovative partnership to address a nationwide shortage of STEM -

UNC’s public relations students will stop at parking lots across campus Monday through Wednesday in a “Magic Degree Bus.” They will inform students about UNC’s re-accreditation process in order to prepare the university for the Higher Learning Commission’s visit in March 2015. HLC may ask students

The Bears P.A.Y. It Forward program will be hosting a neighcovery project this Saturday to celebrate UNC’s 125th anniversary.

and mathematics. The program is set to begin in Fall 2015 and will serve as a national model for other universities. Mines students in the program will complete their content requirements on the Mines’ campus and the education courses through UNC via a hybrid online and on-campus program. Karen Gilbert (kgilbert@mines. edu) at Mines and Nate Haas ( at UNC.

and class content. dents will share information about HLC while distributing prizes and free food. and HLCUNCO.

the UNC Alumni Association and the city of Evans have collaborated to provide Greeley and Evans residents the opportunity to volunteer in their communities. Work will be done at the State Farm Neighborhood next to the Monfort Family Clinic and at South Platte River east of Greeley. Those interested in registering may visit pgumgxf.


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The Mirror Poll:

Editor-in-chief: Alexandria Adair Vasquez

THE MIRROR This year’s Student Senate elections, which take place this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, are kind of a big deal. Student participation in the voting process is crucial because this counts as senate’s new structure. There are now four main positions on Student Senate—Student Body President, Student Trustee, Director of Finance and Director of Student Affairs. Six positions were cut from the senate this year in order to make room for the new college councilors. leges will now have a speElection Commissioner Garret Royer says he hopes will add a personal touch to student body representation. While voters from

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Thoughts from the editorial staff of The Mirror

The Mirror’s endorsements for Student Senate

possibility of knowing their college councilor candidates personally, the chance isn’t as high for the bigger positions. In order to make it a little easier, here are The ments for the 2014 Student Senate elections. Student Body President - Alfred Eastin Eastin is familiar with how Student Senate operates thanks to his experience as the director of academic affairs for the 2013-14 school year. More importantly, he has had ample opportunity attention. He also has pre-established relationships with university administration, which can’t hurt when it comes to making actual change.

Student Trustee Julie DeJong DeJong has been on senate for the past two istrative assistant and then as director of university relations. In our experience with covering Student Senate meetings at The Mirror, DeJong has proven herself capable of handling the minutiae of managing UNC’s student body. She is a vocal and present member of senate, which is valuable in any position of leadership. Director of Finance Brandon Ruminski Ruminski says on the candidate webpage that he wants to “serve the Student Body by putting our student fees towards improving and creating programs and organizations that you want and that best serve you.”

his fraternity assures us at The Mirror that he will manage student fees more than adequately. Director of Student Affairs - Litsha Leeper Leeper describes herself as “an advocate of social justice, and a believer in equal opportunities.” Leeper was a stand-out candidates this semester, when she managed to give fresh answers all evening despite having to wait for her two opponents to answer before her each time. Leeper is currently president of the Social Justice Committee. She said she wants to make all students aware of the many resources UNC has to offer. Opinion poll

question - Yes Also on the ballot this year is an opinion poll which poses the question: Should UNC establish a safe ride program for students traveling downtown and around Greeley? If the program is anything like RamRide over at Colorado State University, which is the largest safe ride program in the nation, then we say go for it. Polls will be open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at any computer on the university campus, and there will also be a voting station set up in the lower level of the University Center. To read each candidate’s full biography and get to know more about the college councilor candidates, visit the Student Senate website at studentsenate/index.html.

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

Look twice, hang up, drive and mind the cyclists on the road Passing Thoughts By Natasha Krech

Well, the weather sure is getting nicer. I’m thinking of breaking out my bike to get around again. Better attach an air-horn to my handle bars for street crossings, too many people in cars simply aren’t paying attention. Seems a bell is no longer enough. That’s right readers, in the three years I have been up here

at UNC, I have had nearly 100 close calls with drivers who aren’t paying attention to what is around them in Greeley alone. Now, before you jump the gun saying that I should be paying attention, let me say this: as a person who for several years didn’t have a car, as a cyclist, I have to pay double attention to the road and everything else, but there are times when a turn of the head can be dangerous, such as at high speeds downhill. I have found busy sections of Sheridan Boulevard in Denver to be more biker friendly than just about any street within two miles of the university. And the worst offenders? Drivers on cell phones. I have had more issues with attempting to dodge them

here than anywhere else. People, unless it’s an emergency, it can wait! The life of a cyclist or motorcyclist is not worth that petty conversation about what you did last night or that text you are thinking of sending. So, people, I plead with you on behalf of all bicyclists and motorcyclists, get off the phone, or if you must, pull over. You don’t have to be a math or physics major to know that a crash between a 2,000-pound car and a 180-pound bicyclist or 500-pound motorcyclist does not end well. I remember being on campus last year when emergency workers had to clean up a motorcycle accident between Ross Hall and



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the UC. That person died. Look twice, save a life! With the weather getting nicer, I ask, look twice, even three times before turning or changing lanes. Get off the phone. Keep your music down. Double-check your blind spots. Your choices can literally save the life of someone on a bike or motorcycle. Excuses about being distracted won’t hold up in court nor console a family or mend broken bones. Everything is about choices in life. —Natasha Krech is a senior secondary education major and staff writer for The Mirror. She can be contacted via email at


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Students talk research, writing at undergraduate workshop Natasha Krech

Summarizing secondary sources can be very tempting to students because they can easily take up the entire paper. SummarizIt’s that time of year again, where reing primary sources can also be easier, but search projects come crawling out of the wood-work. Professor Jacob Melish from dent’s research. the history department presented some of Students should instead ask themselves the how-tos for undergraduate research. how other people have approached this Before the presentation even began, topic, and use those ideas to help write Melish made sure to greet each participant their paper. He also said students shouldn’t individually. write more than two pages on what others Total Members: 8 Melish spoke about primary sources, have said in their papers. which are documents or information creMelish said students can legitimize ated at time of study, basic evidence and their work by combining multiple seconddata. He also talked about how secondary ary sources, and out of the topic of the Student BodyinPresident sources are documents with information project. He also said creating secondary originally presented elsewhere. sources is not necessarily easy. He said that students should remember Students should also remember, though, that there are two stages of research. The that summarizing can be helpful and has its Student Trustee place with primary sources. Doing comto be doable, reasonable and have some pare and contrast exercises helps break stusort of interest to the student. He said depth dents out of summary. over breadth is preferred by just about any Sociology major Luke Hanna said the Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror professor. Senior Acting major Sara Kowalski works on a paper Sunday in the Michener Library. The second stage of research is informacial to her research experiences. tion gathering. Melish said students should “I like hearing about these different reDirector of be smart with key word searches through other faculty members who do. Organizations “It helps to break it all down,” he said. search ideas from different departments Director of there areDirector Director of Melish said some things that databases and other scholarly websites. English major Tayler Smith said he -Dir of Director of He said to utilize faculty members for that I am exposed to on aAffairs regular ba-Div Student Affairs Academic University Relations thingFinance information because they could know research and integrating the research into what he described as the “big black hole sis,” Hanna said. “It helps me to get a difof summary.” things about the student’s topic or know his paper. ferent perspective on my own research.”


Elections are here Elections from page 1

upcoming school year. Candidates for the Director of Finance position are Kaitlyn Talbott, Brandon Ruminski and Benjamin Bush. Talbott has served as a resident assistant for Harrison Hall, as the Vice President of the Monfort College of Business Management Society and sits on the MCB College Student Council. Ruminski wrote that he hopes to put student fees towards improving and creating programs and organizations that students want and that best serves the university. Bush failed to post a biography explaining his agenda for the upcoming school year. For the Director of Student Affairs position, Adam “Bubba” Gardner, Zach Killiman and Litsha Leeper are the candidates. Gardner wrote that when voices

are heard instead of lost, change is accomplished at a smaller cost. Killiman failed to post a biography explaining his agenda for the upcoming school year. Leeper is an advocate of social justice and said she is a believer in equal opportunities. She wrote that she hopes to bring more opportunities to UNC and to make students more aware of opportunities on campus. For councilor of Monfort College of Business, Jake Neel, Shanna Farley and Gianna Palumbo are all candidates for the position. For councilor of the Education and Behavioral Sciences College, Ryan Palazzi, John Emmons, Kaitlyn Purnell and Brock McLaughlin are candidates for the position. The candidates for the councilor of the Performing and Visual Arts college position include Jalen Taylor, Harley Glenn, Alexandria DeJoy and Felicia Stitt.

Student Body President

Director of Finance

Director of Academic Affairs

Finance Committee

Academic Affairs Committee

Student Trustee

Director of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Committee

The breakdown for which positions are up for grabs in this year’s Student Senate elections.

For councilor of the Humanities and Social Sciences College, Kayla Murray, Bereket Abera and Whitney Schoenberger are running. The candidates for the councilor of the Natural and Health

Sciences College include Aeron Acott, Colleen Negrete and Stevi Mergner. This election year, in order to boost campus participation, students will be able to vote at any university computer by simply

Nadia Pedroza | The Mirror

Election days will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. More information about the 2014-2015 candidates can be found at studentsenate/candidates.html.

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Speaker takes on sexism

The Mirror selects new editor-inchief

Alexandria Adair Vasquez

Staff Report

With the upcoming departure of this years’ graduating class, many clubs and organizations are selecting new leaders to take on the roles left by their graduating peers. Among those groups seeing a change in leadership is The Mirror. Alexandria Adair Vasquez, The Mirror’s current News Editor and a former staff writer, has been selected as the next editor-in-chief. Vasquez was selected after an interview with The Mirror’s governing body, the Student Media Corporation. “Alexandria is a very talented young woman,” said SMC Chairperson Lynn Klyde-Silverstein, who is also an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Northern Colorado. Vasquez is currently in her senior year studying journalism and mass communication with an emphasis in news-editorial. She expects to graduate in Fall 2014, when a new editor would be selected. Vasquez sees the short transition between editors as “I actually think that it’s kind of a good thing,” Vasquez said. “So I can get a good routine going and turn it on to someone else at semester.” As part of the upcoming transition, Vasquez said she hopes to be able to train her editorial staff and help one of them to be ready to take

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Alexandria Adair Vasquez

the reigns. In the meantime, she’s still trying to process the role herself. “It’s kind of surreal,” Vasquez said. “It’ll probably feel more real when I stay up until three in the Current Mirror Editorin-Chief Steven Josephson expressed optimism in Vasquez’s abilities. “A lot of the goals that Alexandria talked about during her interview were things that I would take on if I was staying one more year,” Josephson said. “She’s done great work this year, and I think that will continue as she pursues this new role.” Her priorities include increasing the quality of the writing and turning the paper into “something that students turn to for the pulse of campus.” Klyde-Silverstein also said that she hopes the quality of coverage will continue to improve with Vasquez. “I’m looking forward to some hard-hitting news next year,” Klyde-Silverstein said. Vasquez has already begun transitioning into her new role and is currently accepting applications for section editors. Interested applicants can send a resume via email to editor@

When the Jackson Katz presentation on Monday in the University Center Ballrooms began 40 minutes after schedule and with a microphone that screeched deafeningly every time it moved, audience members did not seem pleased. Katz came out with a mime act that poked fun at the technical before beginning, he made problem with the microphone that everyone had noticed but done nothing to remedy. This is what Katz does for a living. As a worldrenowned educator, author, theorist, he makes it a point to address the elephant in the room, although the elephant he speaks of is usually a little more serious in tone. Katz is an activist who works to end men’s violence against women. He founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention program in 1993, which has since become the largest program in schools that promotes the end

Maeve Widmann | The Mirror

Jackson Katz, one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists, spoke at the University Center last Monday about gender and domestic violence issues and prevention.

of gender violence. Katz began the evening by sharing what he called “a paradigm shifting perspective” on gender violence issues. “Historically, these have been seen as women’s issues that some good men help out with,” Katz said. “These are most.” He pointed out that the gender violence a women’s issue is that it gives men the excuse not to pay attention. Katz said it is easy to erase the dominant group from the conversation when talking about issues of social justice. “They think gender issues are synonymous with women’s issues. Just like

when we say race, we think it means black, Latino, Asian,” Katz said. “As if white people don’t have an identity.” Katz spoke of the power of language, and its very powerful, political effect. The term “violence against women” is problematic, according to Katz, because the active agent is missing. It implies that women are experiencing violence much like they do the weather—it just happens to them. August Wagner, a senior psychology major who said

he heard about Katz in high school through the documentary “Tough Guise,” was one student who participated in the question and answer portion of the evening. “Being a member of a majority group, it feels like being on the sidelines and like you can’t really contribute. What can I do as a white, straight male?” Wagner asked. Katz said he could relate to the feeling. His advice is to listen to the women who are already leading and ask how best to support them.


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Luncheon topic: diversity, race perception at UNC Tessa Byrns

“acting white” and interracial friendships.

UNC’s diversity luncheon provided students, faculty and community members a forum to talk about their thoughts and feelings about the current state of race relations on the UNC campus. The luncheon took place last Fridayin the University Center. Attendees discussed the book “Can We Talk About Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation” by Beverly Tatum. The book attempts to shine a light on how minority students were treated throughout history and how they are treated now in schools. The participants in the diversity luncheon were led in group discussion with the book as a guide for their conversations. Faculty members said they found that this was an inspirational event. “I found this event to be really revealing in what other people around us thought of race relations, as well as inspirational,” said Alethea Stovall, director of Native Ameri-

Breelyn Bowe | The Mirror

Alethea Stovall, director of NASS and A/PASS, spoke about the state of race relations on campus at the luncheon last Friday.

Services. “I think it’s just really uplifting to hear people talking about their experiences, and we can get a conversation going.” Jasmine Houston and Jallissa Heston-Elias organized the event, and said that they are hoping it becomes an annual event for UNC students.

threat of being viewed through the lens of a negative stereotype or the fear of doing something that would inadan insult for students who don’t act like what their culture suggests. Interracial friendships were also discussed, and ers who weren’t the same race because it often felt like an elephant in the room. “Before I knew who I was I let people touch my hair, I don’t hang out with those people because it would be now it’s not.” Sometimes in interracial friendships or relationships, as outlined in Tatum’s book, people don’t talk about the differences in races. They ignore the issue completely and that can lead to the friendship or relationship ending. The diversity luncheon was a way to let students, faculty and community members talk about issues with race that they have encountered in their own lives. “I like how this is a diversity luncheon, and the group of people we had participating were all diverse,” said Courtney Matsumoto, a graduate assistant for the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. “We get a lot of different opinions, which helps us to empathize and understand what others are going through.”

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Bring on the men Daniel Greeson

The UNC College of Performing & Visual Arts School for the Theatre Arts and Dance presented a dance show titled “Bring on the Men” Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in Frasier Hall’s Langworthy Theatre. “Bring on the Men” consisted of six dances, each one choreographed by a male choreographer. Each dance had a distinct style of choreography, lighting, and costumes. Lawrence Jackson chotitled “Exurgency.” It was performed by six dancers: Jake Elvig, Jahmad Juluke, Alexis Smith, Audrey Sullivan and Jenna Russell. The dancers performed a mesmerizing, striking dance as exotic music composed by Zoe Keating played in the background. The dance began slowly and calmly, but the music and dancing built in intensity throughout the piece. The next dance, “Duo,” was choreographed by

Eric Handman and performed by Andrew Cassel and Meaghan Carroll. Cassel and Carroll performed an intense, aggressive dance that had them dragging and rolling each other across the stage. “Duo” was followed by “SRVX3,” choreographed by Monte Black. “SRVX3” featured a large group of dancers wearing southern garb, dancing to three blues rock songs written by Stevie Ray Vaughn. The dancers put on a fun, upbeat performance in which they danced in different pairs. One highlight was a dance-off section between the women and the men. The next dance, “Mandala,” had a completely different tone than “SRVX3.” The dance was choreographed by ChungFu Chang and featured a small group of dancers performing in all-white costumes to an emotional classical music score. The dancers incorporated a huge fabric sheet, which they used to hide under and toss into the air. A part of the dance that stood out

Monday, April 7: Jazz in the Lounge. 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Fireside Lounge. Faculty Artist Recital Series: Lei Weng, piano. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. UCCC.

Tuesday, April 8: Faculty Artist Recital Series: Diane Bolden-Taylor, soprano. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Kepner Hall.

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The men brought it, but men and women performed it together. “Bring on the Men” featured dances choreographed by men, but it showcased many styles and types of dance.

was the beginning, which was completely without music for several minutes. The next dance, also choreographed by Monte Black, a dance professor at UNC, began with a small group of dancers sitting around a table, absorbed in their cell phones. Behind the dancers, a cacophony of Youtube videos, news coverage and web sites were projected one by one. Following this, the dancers each had a dance that represented what they were viewing. One

dancer was overwhelmed by negative news and another danced as she played games on her phone. The dancer recording the audience on his phone and projecting it on the wall. Soup,” capped off the dance show. “Duck Soup” was choreographed by Scott Wells and featured an eclectic and often humorous combination of different dance and music styles. Some dancers gave monologues during

the piece, commenting on their backgrounds, love lives and reasons they love dance. “Duck Soup” showed the different opinions the dancers had about dance, but it concluded with all of them air-strumming to a Jimi Hendrix song. The next performance in the UNC College of Performing and Visual Arts’s Performing Arts Series will be “Jackie and Me.” It will take place on April 24-27 in Langworthy Theatre.

Local gallery and performance space closes David Ochoa

The will always be space in Greeley for art. It just won’t be at Art Space Greeley, which blindsided the Greeley arts community by closing March 29. The sudden news led to a scramble as community members struggled to contact artists who still had their work on display, and landlords sought to reclaim their building. Art Space Greeley opened April 15 of last year under the direction of president Roger Brindisi, owner of Greeley’s

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Cafe Panache, as an arts cooperative where artists could both showcase their work and lease space to develop their art. The co-op was originally based on Denver galleries, such as Pirate, which have featured art for multiple decades. “In Denver, there are a number of cooperative art galleries, and it’s highly competitive to get into those,” Brindisi said. “There’s a waiting list for each one of those, and they charge a lot…so we thought we could do for about $25 an artist, or $100 if they wanted a studio, but we never had enough members to

support ourselves.” Eventually, due to reasons that are still unclear, the management of Art Space Greeley was transferred from a board of directors that eventually dissolved, to Mariah Foster. She took over the operations of the space in November of 2013. According to those who knew Foster, she was a 21-year-old student studying English. Eventually, she left school to work with the National Guard to become a military chaplain. “Mariah had a lot of other commitments,” Brindisi said. “She’s a member of the Guard,

and she was part-time for a while and she recently became a fulltime guardsman. So that was occupying a lot of her time.” Despite multiple attempts, The Mirror could not reach Mariah Foster for comment. Among the many people involved with Art Space Greeley was artist Jason Simonds. Responsible for the art featured at the gallery, he blamed miscommunication between directors and volunteers and a general lack of support. “For volunteers we had maybe two or three consistent See Gallery on page 23

International Film Series: “Chasing Rainbows.” 7-8:30 p.m. Lindou Auditorium. University Symphony Orchestra w/ University Opera. 7:30-9:30 p.m. UCCC.

Thursday, April 10: Joint Student Recital: Angela Jensen, violin and Hanna Hann, violin. 4:40-5:45 p.m. Frasier Hall. International Film Series: “Chasing Rainbows.” 7-8:30 p.m. Lindou Auditorium. International Film Series: “Chasing Rainbows.” 9:15-10:45 p.m. Lindou Auditorium.

Friday, April 11: Graduate Student Recital: Donnie Norton, alto saxophone. 6:15-7:45 p.m. Kepner Hall. Graduate Student Recital: Heidi But8-9:30 p.m. Frasier Hall.

Saturday, April 12: Game Alliance open for business. Grand reopening to follow. 807 17th Street Suite G.

Sunday, April 13: UNC Chamber Choir/University Singers Choral Concert. 7:30-9 p.m. First Congregational Church.


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Documentary screening brings Chicano movement to life Jennifer Hazeldine

educations and took pride in being themselves. A great number of Latinos died

As a part of Cesar Chavez week, the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center hosted a portion the PBS documentary series, “Latino Americans,” in Lindou Auditorium on Monday evening. The series depicts Latino history in America along with their experiences. “I hope that students realize that we have a powerful history as Latinos,” said Trish Escobar, director of Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. “We will never know where we are going unless we know where we come from.” Escobar mentioned that one of the purposes for showing the documentary was to allow viewers to develop an appreciation for privileges that are being enjoyed today. Cesar Chavez and other Latino heroes in America were explored spired thousands of other Latinos to take pride in their heritage. Chavez grew up in a family of poor, migrant workers, which allowed him to understand the hardships of Mexican-American farm workers who came to California from Mexico in search of work. The majority of Latino farm laborers died by the age of 49 due to

were greatly injured. Due to the Latino heroes of America, a greater number of Latinos are now in political positions such as senators and governors. The college graduation rate for Latinos in America has greatly increased and their lives have improved immensely. Many viewers were moved by

Maeve Widmann | The Mirror

“Latino Americans” shows footage of the protests that brought about civil rights and social change for Latinos.

the harsh conditions they worked in. Most farm laborers worked for little wages with harmful pesticides, little food to eat and hardly any education. Many could not read or write. The workers were treated unfairly and were deported to Mexico if they complained. Some of the children of the laborers slept in fruit boxes until they were old enough to work in an end to child labor and unsafe working conditions and raise wages.

Chavez established a union with Dolores Huerta to resolve these issues, The United Farmers of America. The union grew stronger with Chavez’s encouraging words. He led peaceful yet strong protests and boycotts. The protests convinced the produce growers to sign contracts with the laborers for a better work environment. Corky Gonzalez became an important leader in the 1960s for young, poor Mexican Americans, by starting the Crusade for Justice. This crusade pushed for Latino

civil rights and equality. Other Latino heroes helped Latinos take pride in their heritage and stand up for what they believe is right. Latino students went on strike for better treatment in schools and for hire of more Latino teachers. Students went on strike for two weeks, walking out of class. These protests were called “the WalkOuts.” The strikes were risky and dangerous. Many were injured by the police. Eventually their voices were heard and more Latinos were hired as teachers, gained further

informational as well as inspirational. “How much voting power the Hispanic population actually has was pretty awesome to learn,” freshman economics major Jared Valdez said as he explained what he found to be most interesting how much voting power they possessed back then and how they could change so much.” Cardenas said she felt a similar little bit,” she said. “I always knew that they fought for my people’s rights, but I didn’t realize how important it is, even to this day.” Cardenas continued to say that it would have been neat to be a part of some of the movements the Latinos went through.

Imogen Heap, Alanis Morissette and all that jazz (vocals) performed at concert Jennifer Hazeldine

The UNC Jazz Studies Program held a vocal jazz concert at the Union Colony Civic Center Tuesday evening, with performances from Vocal Jazz I, Vocal Jazz II and Northern Colorado Voices. The concert consisted of many famous compositions, several a cappella songs, and many soloists. Kerry Marsh directed Vocal Jazz I and the Northern Colorado Voices and Amy Murphy directed Vocal Jazz II. Both directors appeared to be very passionate about their work through their display of expressive body language and enthusiastic words.

The concert opened with Vocal Jazz II performing “Me and Julio,” a dynamic song composed by Paul Simon and arranged by Darmon Meader. There were two soloists: Kristin Westfall, a vocalist, and Briana Carrasquillo on saxophone. For sophomore music business major and Jazz II vocalist Preston Adams, the emotions experienced when performing in front of a large audience depend on preparation. “It depends on how prepared you are,” he said, “It can be both really exciting or extremely terrifying if you are not prepared. But I think we were prepared and we killed it.” Vocal Jazz II also performed

two other songs, “Norwegian Wood” and “Nature Boy.” Throughout each of the songs, the vocalists successfully established solid harmonies with one another, utilizing dynamics and resonance. “The most rewarding aspect about being about of my vocal group is knowing everybody and having that vibe of friendship and family,” said freshman theater education major and Jazz II vocalist Joshua Pele. “It’s the excitement and the rush, the vibe of being a group and being united.” Vocal Jazz I performed next, dressed in black and red, opening with “Stolen Moments,” a love song. The song opened with a story. See Jazz on page 21

Ben Parish, a jazz guitar major, takes to the mic.

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Drummer refuses to drop the bass David Ochoa

As almost anyone in a band will tell you, when the bass player fails to make the concert, the show cannot go on. That didn’t deter Kneebody. On Sunday the UNC chapter of the Jazz Education Network hosted Kneebody at the Moxi Theater in downtown Greeley. Kneebody is comprised of saxophonist Ben Wendel, trumpeter Shane Endsley, keyboardist Adam Benjamin, drummer Nate Wood and electric bassist Kaveh Rastegar, although Rastegar was unable to make the concert due to Amazingly, the band was able to perform with Wood performing on both electric bass and drum set, often simultaneously. Seated behind his drum set, with an electric bass in his lap, Wood was able to hammer out bass lines with his left hand, al-

lowing the drummer to utilize the drumstick in his right hand and his legs to play the drums. Judging from the reaction of the audience, no one seemed to mind. With a trumpet and saxophone in its front line, it maybe easy to categorize Kneebody as a jazz or jazz-rock group, although it seems a musical common ground that unites unconventional song forms, infectious rhythms and a musical language unique to the group. In between spurts of witty stage banter, the group’s material fell into one of three categories: old material from past albums, new material their most recent album, “The Line,” and really, really new material that has not yet been recorded. UNC student Ryan Black said he was amazed by Wood’s performance on bass and drums despite the technical complexities of the music. “I was blown away by mainly

the drummer being able to pick up the bass and play songs he’s never played before while managing the drums at the same time,” Black said. Kneebody will also be performing at Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge in Denver today. More information about Kneebody can be found at The University of Northern Colorado chapter of JEN is an afvides organizational support to the educational endeavors of music students around country. Locally, the group works to provide learning opportunities with professional musicians and educators to the students of UNC. JEN also hosted a lunch-in at the Moxi that was exclusive to members of the club. More information about the Jazz Education Network can be found at on the UNC Performing and Visual Arts website www.


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Ten years later: “Super Size Me” Tessa Byrns

Being healthy has always been something that humankind has strived for. Though everyone wants to be healthy, indulgences like fast food are easy to give in to, making eating healthy and exercising more of a chore and not a habit. In 2004, documentarian Morgan Spurlock changed the fast food industry in a big way with his documentary, “Super Size Me.” Last month marks 10 years since Spurlock set out to prove that eating noth-

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Fast food companies are still packing on the fat, but are now offering healthier choices alongside the shake with those fries.

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days straight would harm lock saw that many people were blaming the fast food industry for making them overweight. He examined the effects of fast food using himself as bode well for his health. Spurlock gained 25 pounds, became depressed and suffered severe liver dysfunction on par with what most alcoholics live with. What Spurlock was suffering from was his liver non-alcoholic


that to complete the experiment would be permanently damaging his liver and other organs. The movie was a huge success and helped Mcper size option in its restaurants, though the copycat experiments that followed release have found that the detrimental as “Super Size Me” claimed. A high school science teacher from Colo, Iowa from eating nothing but John Cisna, followed strict dietary rules. Unlike Spurlock, Cisna limited his caloric intake to 2,000, the recommended amount for adults. Cisna also said that his cholesterol dropped formed the experiment to not where you eat but what you eat. It is worth mentioning that the lawsuits concerning obesity and other healthrelated concerns against the fast food industry have decreased since the super size option was eliminated and healthier options like

wraps and salads were put in place. “Super Size Me” has opened a new door for the fast food industry in which the consumer is held accountable for knowing what they are eating and if In an interview for the website Civil Eats, Spurlock discussed consumers being able to decide whether or not to eat something they know is bad for them. “One of the things that is already happening is they are making companies put the calories and the fat content right up on the menus, which I think is a great idea,” Spurlock said. “I think the more you can arm consumers with information, the more you start to leave the choice in their hands.” In 2004, when the movie was released, the nutritional content of the food in visible,



the true detriment of their actions. “Super Size Me” has helped shape the fast food landscape in a way so consumers will be able to See Supersize on page 14


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Maeve Widmann | The Mirror

Alberto Gonzalez, sophomore biology science major, takes a break from dancing Thursday night.

Equality’s a ball Maeve Widmann | The Mirror

Participants at the Equality Ball were encouraged to sign an identity board identifying their sexual preference or idenitity. Organizers of the ball sought to create an open and welcoming space for all.

Alexandria Adair Vasquez The action at the University Center last Thursday night was something out of a high white canopy done up with tree lights and even the occasional high school student all converged at the The Equality Ball: Queer Prom 2014 in the UC Ballrooms. The event, which is annual, was hosted by the student group Spectrum. Trevor Reid, an active member of the club, ex plained the reason for hosting a queer prom at the University of Northern Colorado. “We have it so that people who weren’t allowed to take their partners of choice or even cannot now, since it’s open to high school students,” Reid said. The event is a way for members of the GLBTQ commu

nity to have the prom experience without feeling uncomfortable. Spectrum President Will Adams, a senior Asian studies major, said he actually didn’t feel comfortable dancing with his partner of choice back when he was in high school. The goal of the night was to provide to everyone in attendance. Club members even reached out to high school students who identify as part of or support the queer community. Considering one of the men in looking suit with a sparkling tiara, it seems like a safe space was achieved. This year’s theme for queer prom was marriage equality. Two roses adorned each table at the event, and each centerpiece rep resented one of the 17 states which have

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The dance floors at the UC Ballrooms were filled with dancers in prom attire throughout the night.

Spectrum also started the idea of an identity board at this year’s queer prom, which provided an interactive element to the night. Markers were set up next to a blank board, where attendees were encouraged to scrawl out their sexuality and gender. Club members said they initially questioned whether the identity board was a good idea because they were fearful it might open up the event to some negativity. “A lot of people feel trapped in high school or on campus,” Adams said. “We wanted to provide a safe space for people to publicly claim their identity.” The fears seemed to be unbased, however, since Adams reported the messages were over whelmingly positive. In keeping with queer prom tradition, the only refreshments served were Skittles

reference to the rainbow, which is also the symbol of the gay community. “I don’t want to necessarily say it was more fun than last year, but that seems how it is to me,” Reid said. “A lot of people are having a lot of fun.” By the end of the evening there were every corner, even spilling out onto the sion of “Team” by Lorde played, and ev eryone seemed to know the words. signed to promote existing outside of the norm, most in attendance could sing along to lyrics that ironically point out that all anyone really needs is the support of the people they love: “And you know, we’re on each other’s team.”


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Moderation: the name of the game with fast food choices Supersize from page 12

make the right decisions for themselves. “In the movie we were trymation [in McDonald’s stores], and it was behind a door or in It’s almost like they don’t even

I think we need to arm people make that choice.” Most people don’t eat fast food every day. It is likely that most people do not eat the recvegetables either. According to PreventionIn-

people know. Are people go-

vegetables. Nearly 40 percent of

food? No.”

and fats from processed foods.

job of showing that a diet high in fats and calories is bad for

well as treats like ice cream and own choices.”

food. one entree at a time,” Doyle said.


“People haven’t stopped smoking cigarettes. That’s a product that when used correctly will kill you. So I think we need to arm people with as much information as possible and then ultimately let them make that choice.

-Morgan Spurlock

Me’ does a good job of showing that fast food can leave a person feeling listless and become of the good effects that eating a and vegetables provides. I think

fast food to smoking cigarettes, which everyone knows is bad for “People haven’t stopped smoking cigarettes. That’s a

“I think what the dining hall dents can make for themselves,” Doyle said. “We provide a salad

healthy or want a treat. Matthew Doyle, the assistant director of dining services, said he thinks that there are plenty of healthy

bodies every time they eat at a America was named the second passed the US with 32.8 percent America has 32 percent of its This new statistic doesn’t decrease America’s need to limit its fast food intake. Me’ 10 years ago I felt that it was a little sensationalistic and biased. This time I really paid attention to the details and the said Jamie Erskine, program coics. “The characteristics of many fast foods are that they are high contain trans-fats. In moderation,


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Editor: Michael Nowels — Assistant: Makalah Emanuel

Baseball falls just short of first WAC victory

Jacob Scott

The UNC baseball team fell 12-9 Sunday afternoon to New Mexico State in the last game of its three-game series at Jackson Field. The Bears lost the previous two games as well to the Aggies, losing Friday 16-4 and Saturday 7-4. This makes the 13th straight loss for UNC with its last win coming March 13 at Nebraska. Despite a season-high eight runs in the fourth inning, the University of Northern Colorado (5-26, 0-9 WAC) failed to hold a late lead against New Mexico (13-18, 5-4 WAC). The Bears had a 9-8 lead going into the ninth inning, but pitchers Kevin Willman, Yan Fortin and Nick Tanner could not hold down the highly explosive Aggies. Senior NMSU second baseman Jory Goldstrom was walked by Fortin with bases loaded, which gave the Aggies the run needed to tie the game. New Mexico State then took advantage of Harrison, who overthrew third base, giving the Aggies two more runs. NMSU then was able to UNC sophomore third baseman Seth Jackson complemented the patience of NMSU’s high-powered offense.

The Mirror—Page 15 This week in UNC sports: Baseball: vs. Air Force Academy. 3 p.m. Wednesday. Jackson Field. at Seattle. 7 p.m. Friday. Seattle. at Seattle 3 p.m. Saturday. Seattle. at. Seattle. 1 p.m. Sunday. Seattle. Men’s Golf: Redhawk Invitational. All Day Monday-Tuesday. University Place, Wash. Women’s Golf:

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Northern Colorado redshirt sophomore third baseman Seth Jackson slides back into first base as New Mexico State first baseman Kristoffer Koerper receives the ball. The Aggies beat the Bears 12-9 Sunday, sweeping the weekend series at Jackson Field.

Wyoming Cowgirl Classic. All Day Monday-Tuesday. Chandler, Ariz.

“They were really good at taking close pitches,” Jackson said. “They just squared it up when they needed it.” Despite the heartbreaking loss, Jackson had reason to smile Sunday afternoon.


second run of the game. See Baseball on page 16

Softball salvages Saturday game from Sacramento State Michael Nowels

Some coaches like to say the regular season is really just a primer for conference and national tournaments.

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Northern Colorado junior outfielder Ceara Barker takes a hack at a pitch in the Bears’ 8-1 win over Sacramento State Saturday at Butler-Hancock Field.

softball’s 8-1 statement win over Big Sky-leading Sacramento State Saturday was just that: a statement and nothing more. After dropping both games of Friday’s doubleheader to the Hornets (17-16, 6-2 Big Sky), the University of Northern Colorado (13-27, 4-2) was able to regroup and take control of a grinding game prior to a breakout sixth inning. “We really needed to take this game to set a tone, not just for us but for them to know that we’re ready and, come confer-

ence tournament, we’re gonna come out there and we’re gonna be ready for them again,” senior pitcher Megan Wilkinson said. ally good job of letting go of yesterday while still remembering it and knowing that we needed to take the game today.” Wilkinson was a major driving force in setting the complete game and adding two base hits in three trips to the plate. ally good tempo and make sure that the batters are going at our pace instead of at the pace that maybe they wanted to go,” Wilkinson said. Morgan Yuhas was another contributor in the win, scoring twice and driving in two more runs

at the plate. Her two hits came in the third and sixth innings, the two biggest scoring frames for the Bears. Yuhas said she believes the team’s early schedule full of tournaments against big-name schools has helped UNC develop mental fortitude. a lot of adversity in the spring, and it taught us to come out on top,” Yuhas as a team and learned that we need to play each pitch as a team, all 15 of us. We mean, we’re hitting the ball hard now and we’re pared us for this.” That ability to remain focused was important for the Bears in a game they needed to win to avoid See Softball on page 17

vs. Portland State. 1 and 3 p.m. Friday. Butler-Hancock Field. vs. Portland State. 1 p.m. Saturday. Butler-Hancock Field. Track and Field: Nebraska Quad. All Day Friday. Lincoln, Neb. Men’s Tennis: at Montana 2 p.m. Saturday Missoula, Mont. at Montana State 10 a.m. Sunday Bozeman, Mont. Women’s Tennis: at Montana. 2 p.m. Saturday. Missoula, Mont. at Montana State. 9 a.m. Sunday Bozeman, Mont.


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Baseball can’t hold onto late lead Schick pleased with progress Track from page 1

Baseball from page 15

“Feels pretty good,” Jackson said. “I’ve been working real hard and trying to be patient and it just ting kind of nervous but you just keep thinking about it and it’s just good to get it off your chest.” Jackson is a redshirt sophomore who has been working for three years waiting to play. A broken entirety of the 2013 campaign. Jackson was just part fense that emerged in the fourth inning, scoring eight runs—seven of which came with two outs—to take the lead over the Aggies. The bottom of the in-

including two by Ekman.

just executing when opportunity is in front of you. I’ve got six weeks to

h e a d coach Carl Iwasaki credited the pro- Seth Jackson ductive offense to the team’s emphasis on coming through in the clutch. “Timely hitting is us,” Iwasaki said. “I’ll take six or eight hits when we have the bases loaded.” Though Northern Colorado has dropped 13 straight and has no wins since joining the Western Athletic Conference this season, Iwasaki said he has not lost faith in his team or in his staff. “We’re gonna get it right, I’ve got faith in our guys,” Iwasaki said. “It’s

how to do this, I’ve been here before.” through this season’s struggles is shared by his players. “We have the skills to compete and that fourth inning showed what we can do,” Jackson said. “I feel like we are getting closer to where we want to be. Slowly but surely if we be patient and keep working hard we’ll start to see results.”

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Amanda Schick, “we were consistent if not better across the board. This team was motivated to run at home taking advantage of this home opportunity and I’m really excited at some of the positions we’re in with some of our racers.” for men’s are Alex Mead for the 200 meter, Chris Sterling and Jordan Medina in the 400 meter, Francisco Au for triple jump and now Alec Rupe for long jump. For women: Susan Meinders in the 400 meter, Rikki Gonzales for the 1500 meters, Amoni Ashby and Amber Solomon for the 200 meter, Mackenzie Comstock, Rachel Hinker and Tiana Porter for long jump and Heptathlons Alisha Allen and Natalie Migliozzi. “I think we’re in a really

good position right now, we’ve been carrying a heavy load in training across the event group,” coach Schick said. “Now we really start to hone in on our speed development, constantly having to stress patients. Having to set up workouts where they’re actually seeing result, where there actually learning what it takes to improve. I truly believe the more knowledgeable those athletes are the better they will perform, we do a lot of teaching when understanding touchdown times and how that plays in.” Northern Colorado placed in the top three for 1500, second in pole vault, second in the 4x100, second in the 800, second and third in the 100 hurdles for wom-

in the 4x100 for men, which had a certain shock from the

entertainment with close races and getting within podium standings. A great 800 meter run helped sophomore Jimmy Sablan place run one of his best meets accomplishing second. “I just feel really strong in general, I’ve been training every single day just getting my reps in,” Sablan said. “It’s really coming around this year and have been taking care of myself with ice baths and staying in the training room and I swear that’s been helping because I’ve been able to go on longer runs, getting better results.”

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Freshman shortstop making mark already Samantha Fox

she was nine. An advantage Dick and many other

Sometimes, change and transition can work out well for all those involved. Such was the case for the University of Northern Colorado’s softball team when Nicole Hudson moved from third base to catcher, leaving a

have when adjusting to the level of competition is the year-round nature of softball. Dick said the transition to college softball was easy after a nearly yearround schedule in high school. “It wasn’t much of a difference,” Dick said. “Obviously you go from competitive to college, which is different, but it’s the same level because you’re still playing against the highest level of girls. It was different just because every day we practice and we’re always busy, but it’s awesome.” Dick was recruited by different

There was an incoming freshman who played shortstop, but the Bears already had someone at short: Kaitlin more campaign. When head coach Shana Easley sat down with Flynn, they soon discovered that the transition would be simple. “Honestly, I missed third,” Flynn said. “That’s where I played when I was younger, and they needed a short-

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Northern Colorado freshman shortstop Erica Dick has stepped into the Bears infield and had an immediate effect on the team’s offense.

just became the shortstop. But then (freshman shortstop) Erica (Dick) showed up and she was better than me at shortstop, and I missed third, so it worked out that way, and I like her at shortstop.” Dick’s primary position was shortstop for her competitive team, but she also pitched for her high school team, Boise High School, in Idaho. Dick began her softball career after playing T-ball when she was four and started her competitive career when

Bears team, along with UNC’s biology program—she’s majoring in biology with a pre-health and biomedical sion to leave Idaho for Greeley. “The coaches are awesome, and the team I got along with really well,” Dick said. “It was a gut feeling and She was originally recruited by UNC’s previous head coach Mark Montgomery’s staff before Montgomery left on the verge of the 2012 fall season. Dick met with the players and was still right for her. As the two players on the left side

Dick and Flynn needs to be synchronized. Flynn said the bond between the two is strong, in part because Flynn had the same experiences Dick had relating to the adjustment of collegiate play and learning a new position. “It’s probably one of the strongest teammate bonds I’ve had in a long time just because I understand when something goes wrong. I understand her pains with it because I went through the same thing as a freshman,” Flynn said. “It’s hard to transition into college ball, but she’s doing a great job, and we get along great. I love it.” Even though Dick is already contributing greatly to the Bears, there is always room for improvement. According to Easley the aspect of Dick’s play that needs improvement will help rest of the team. “I think where we look to push her the most is to develop that leadership because I think at the shortstop position a lot of that is communication said. “So we’re pushing her in that respect—to grow as quickly as possible in that. She’s held down that position great as a freshman, and I think that as we continue to develop that leadership she’s going to be outstanding in her career.”

Execution helps softball take Saturday game Softball from page 15

being swept in their home-opening series. The win also kept the Bears in fourth place in the Big Sky. While there is much of the season left to play, Northern Colorado was already working on small-ball execution, laying down several bunts while the game was still close. Head coach Shana Easley stressed the importance of executing appropriate baserunning in conference play. “Every run is so important for us, so when we’re able to execute that small ball or get down a sac bunt and move our runners into scoring position, it’s huge,” Easley said. singles, and only one hit plated multiple runs. Simply put, the Bears manufactured

their runs rather than breaking the game open at once, continually putting pressure on Sacramento State. Beyond smartly performing offensive plays, Easley said Wilkinson’s pitching was also carefully thought out through adjustments from Friday’s doubleheader. “We did a much better job today throwing to hitters’ weaknesses,” she said. “Our whole coaching staff put in a lot of time in the last 12 hours or so going over tape, we can do a better job of throwing to hitters’ weaknesses and going off Megan’s strengths. I think the combination of that, plus her coming out and battling, gave her her success today.” The Hornets defeated the Bears soundly in both games Friday, bringing the mercy rule into effect by winning 10-2 and 9-1,

both in six-inning affairs. UNC trailed 4-0 early in both games of the doubleheader, so it was a boost to conin the second inning and leading throughout. “We did a good job of coming back from yesterday and really kind of coming back clear-minded and ready to attack this game,” Easley said.

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vs. Portland State (4-26, 1-7 Big Sky) 1 and 3 p.m. Friday Butler-Hancock Field

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Freshman Northern Colorado shortstop Erica Dick readies to field a ground ball in the Bears’ 8-1 win over Sacramento State on Saturday at Butler-Hancock Field.


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Men’s tennis falls short in close match

Makalah Emanuel

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Northern Colorado senior Stephanie Catlin won her match over North Dakota’s Callie Ronkowski 6-2, 6-1 Saturday at the Butler-Hancock Courts. The Bears beat UND 6-1 in team points.

Women’s tennis takes down UND Michael Nowels

Some goodbyes take longer than others. UNC women’s tennis sent its seniors off with a victory as it defeated North match of the season Friday at the Butler-Hancock Courts. The win, though, doesn’t mark the end of the University of Northern Colorado’s season. Instead, it means the Bears (8-7, 6-2 Big Sky) have clinched a spot in the Big Sky Championship tournament April 25-27 in Sacramento, Calif. With the win over North Dakota (6-10, 3-5 Big Sky), UNC stands tied for third place in the conference. Only four teams advance to the tournament, but with just two matches left, the Bears have a three-match Portland State. Head coach Brenda Vlasak said she was pleased with her team’s performance. “As a whole, we played

well today. We came out, and we rocked it, I think,” Vlasak said. “We were pumped from the beginning. The girls wanted to kind of go out in style.” The Bears won all of their matches up until the day, senior Adriana Nieto’s 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 10-8 loss to UND’s Stephanie Petsis. Each of the Bears’ individual wins came in the minimum two sets, as UNC set the tone early and maintained control throughout the competition. Senior Stephanie Catlin beat UND’s Callie Ronkowski 6-2, 6-1. Bears junior Chrissie Hoolahan took down Lacey Sprinkel 6-3, 6-4, and sophomore Hilary Walters-West defeated Stephanie Biehn 6-4, 6-1. UNC freshman Laura Wehner took down North Dakota’s Mikaela Bennett 6-2, 6-3, and freshman Beth Coton blanked Alyssa Carlson 6-0, 6-0. Nieto, who transferred from Arkansas in 2010, said she’s been pleased with the team atmosphere at UNC.

“Tennis is an individual sport, but a good college atmosphere really brings a teamwork atmosphere into it,” Nieto said. “At my previous school, it was still everyone for their own. So (at UNC) I really learned how to be part of a team, and it’s a great feeling when everyone together accomplishes a goal.” In doubles play, Catlin and Coton took down Ronkowski and Bennett by a score of 8-3 while Hoolahan and Wehner defeated Petsis and Sprinkel 8-5. Nieto and freshman Courtney Schulte swept Biehn and Carlson 8-0. Catlin wrapped up her career in Greeley, saying it went by quickly. “I can’t believe how fast this time has gone,” she said. “I don’t think it’s hit me yet that it’s my last match. It just seems unreal.”

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at Montana (11-7, 6-0) 9 a.m. Saturday Missoula, Mont.

The UNC men’s tennis team came out on the short end of a tight match against Sacramento State Saturday afternoon at the Butler-Hancock Courts. The University of Northern Colorado (7-5, 5-3 Big Sky) started off well, defeating the Hornets (9-12, 6-3 Big Sky) in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches. Bears senior Jeff Carlson and junior Jordan Loughnan won the No. 2 doubles match, 8-2, but it was the No. 3 doubles match that got the crowd going and set the momentum for the rest of the day. UNC sophomore Eric Schuermans and partner senior Michael Moya came out on top, winning the tiebreaker by a score of 8-7, (8-6). “The doubles was amazing,” head coach Mike Phillips said. “To come back, down 7-2 and then win that in the tiebreaker.” Northern Colorado junior Ben Gendron and partner freshman Austin Mayo were the only Bears who lost in the doubles matches. The duo, which lost 8-6, was on a 7-0 Big Sky Conference run before falling to Sacramento State junior Roy Brandys and senior Niranjan Ram. “That was a great run for them,” Phillips said. “It was going to end eventually. They played great, it was just a good loss.” Following the doubles victories came two singles match wins for UNC. Carlson won by default while Loughnan defeated Sacramento State’s Alejandro Villarreal, 7-6, (7-5), 6-3. Gendron, Mayo and Schuermans all but couldn’t maintain the lead. Gendron lost a three-setter to Brandys, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Mayo and Schuermans also fell in three sets, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 and 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, respectively. “To lose those top three matches in three-setters, they’re just close matches,” Phillips said. “This was bittersweet because it was a very good match, and Sac is a very good team.” Moya also lost the No. 4 singles match against Hornets junior Oliver Andersen, 6-0, 6-1. Though the match ended in a loss for the Bears, the players still appeared pleased with their performance. “We were up in the match and lost a few three-setters at the end,” Gendron the team, especially (against) Sac State. They’ve been the defending champs in the Big Sky for the past few years so overall, good performance but a little disappointed by the outcome.”

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Northern Colorado senior Michael Moya won his doubles match with sophomore Eric Schuermans 8-7 (8-6) Saturday at the ButlerHancock Courts.

The next match for the Bears will be Saturday against Montana. Until then, Phillips said the team will be trying to keep focused. “We need to work on taking care of when we’re winning, staying aggressive and controlling momentum,” Phillips said. Gendron also has a plan on how to get better before taking on the Grizzlies this weekend. “Keep working hard on the court, keep working hard in the morning, in the weight room and in practices,” Gendron said. “No days off.”

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at Montana (7-10, 5-1 Big Sky) 2 p.m. Saturday Missoula, Mont.


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With Lobato gone, young QBs compete for starting job

Daymeon Vaughn

Though the 2013 season didn’t go as planned for the UNC football team, the coaches and players have started to move on to spring ball. Many key faces are leaving the program, one of the most noticeable being that of quarterback Seth Lobato. With the three-year starter’s exit come new plans. Head coach Earnest Collins Jr. explained the future of the football team and what he and his staff are looking for in Lobato’s replacement. “We’re just looking for leadership,” Collins said. “When you’ve got a new person stepping into a position, it’s going to take some time for it to gel. Right now we’re looking for someone to take control and take charge of the quarterback position. It’s about the coaching staff molding what we do around the player, not making the player mold himself around what we want to do.”

Lobato put up decent numbers in his time at the University of Northern Colorado, throwing for 8,090 yards. However the biggest blemish on his career was a high number of turnovers, giving up 34 interceptions during his time in Greeley. Redshirt sophomore Sean Rubalcaba, who is vying for the position, said he believes his skill set will keep him away from turnover problems. “My biggest quality to help me stay away from (turnovers) is being a dualthreat quarterback,” Rubalcaba said. “I won’t have to force as many passes as nitely don’t have the same arm strength. So I have to be a little bit more careful, but I am able to get away from pressure.” When it came to the recruitment of the future man under center for the Bears, the stance taken by Collins was getting an athletic UNC’s head man, one of Collins’ recruits will take

the spot as the offensive lead man. The tactic Collins says he wants to engage in is using Sean Rubalcaba someone who is versatile to get the upper hand. “You recruit to what you want, and we got that athletic quarterback in Sean Rubalcaba but really (Brock Berglund) and (Brant Berglund) can run and throw too,” Collins said. “We’ve tailored our offense around that. We’ve got guys that can get involved in the run game and get involved in the pass game, so we’re going to play to that and see what’s best for our guys.” With the opportunity to switch the style of play on the offensive side, the quarterback also has to be more Even though it leaves the lead man more vulnerable, it also allows more variety of play calls.

Offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach Jon Boyer said these adjustments are important to make during the spring. “Number one is we have to execute in that day’s practice,” Boyer said. “We don’t need to do more and create. Right now we just need to work on our fundamentals, stay with the rhythm, and deliver the ball. “It starts in practice. When I come to giving the ball away the defense is putting an emphasis on day, so we have to prevent them from getting those. That sets the environment for having less turnovers in games.” The Bears still have not determined who the starting quarterback will be, but Rubalcaba’s experience in the program can’t hurt his case. Still, the competition is considered open and the UNC coaching staff is using spring practice to consider its options.

Men’s golf takes third at Whiting-Turner Staff Report

out of 22 teams in the Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational in Grasonville, Md. last Tuesday. The University of Northern Coloin the individual competition as junior Steven Kupcho and sophomore Conner Barr both carded a 148. Fairleigh Dickinson’s U Minn Woon was two strokes ahead at 146 to win the event. Kupcho shot a 75 on Monday and a 73 on Tuesday, while Barr hit 74 strokes each day. back of second-place Fairleigh Dick-

inson and eight shots behind Virginia Commonwealth University, which won the team event. Senior Ben tied for 24th with a score of 153. He rebounded

an 82 on Monday. Cummings’ two-round total of 160 put him in a tie for 65th place in the individual tournament. Next up for the Bears will be a trip to University Place, Wash. for the Redhawk Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The event is hosted by Seattle University. Conner Barr

round 80 to card a 73 on Tuesday. ished four shots behind Krueger at 157, good for a 48th-place tie. Rounding out the Bears’ tournament was freshman Jack Cummings, who shot a 78 Tuesday after carding

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Redhawk Invitational All Day Monday-Tuesday University Place, Wash.

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Redshirt freshman quarterback Brandt Berglund and junior brother Brock are two players vying for the starter’s spot under center, though redshirt sophomore Sean Rubalcaba leads the competition.

Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational Prospect Bay Country Club Grasonville, Md. TEAM STANDINGS (22 teams) 1. VCU—598 2. Fairleigh Dickinson—603 3. Northern Colorado—606 INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS 1. U Minn Woon (FDU)—146 T2. Steven Kupcho (UNC)—148 T2. Conner Barr (UNC)—148 T24. Ben Krueger (UNC)—153 T48. Steve Connell (UNC)—157 T65. Jack Cummings (UNC)—160

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Man: Wanna cut a rug? Woman: Just call me scissors Antonio Hill

As the lights dimmed, the disco ball brought the walls to life and the familiar beat of pop music mixed with swing beats. It brought the dancers and their partners to the dance The ballroom in the UC was alive and well Wednesday with the swing club’s 2nd Annual Electro Swing Fling Dance. “We wanted to throw a big fun event,” said Emily Clark, a sophomore prenursing major. “We don’t dance to this kind of music traditionally but we wanted to appeal to a broad audience, hence the ‘electro’ part of the title.” The event welcomed

dancers with any level of skill, and if a dancer had no idea where to even begin, there were lessons in the beginning. Not to be confused with country swing dancing, the swing club members at this event taught mostly East Coast -style of dancing. dancing with the club, I thought it was the country style dancing,” said Jacob Hartley, a sophomore recreation and tourism major. “They seem really similar more about this style, you realize how different they are.” One of the members giving lessons was Steven Gimbel, a senior theatre major, and he had some clear-cut advice for any-

one doubting their dancing ability. two years ago I had no idea how to dance, let alone swing dance but it wasn’t that hard to get in to,” Gimbel said. Any who attended the event got to witness a performance by the Denver Swing Dance team, free of charge. The team is headed to the Iowa Hawkeye tournament and sampled one of its performances, titled “Build It.” The team is made up of students from different schools around Colorado, including some from UNC. “I go to Boulder a few times a week with a friend to swing dance with CU students,” said Lindsay Houghton, a freshman mu-

Vocalists sang in black, accented attire Jazz from page 10

Midway through the tune, the lyrics ceased and the singing became composed of “das and bas.” The story continued once more near the end of the piece, concluding with The second song performed by Vocal Jazz I was an Imogen Heap song: “First Train Home.” When the voices merged together to create the music for this piece, it created a sound similar to a train chugging along the tracks. The Northern Colorado Voices were the last group to perform that night, wearing black and blue attire. Four of their pieces were performed a cappella, which allowed for their voices to echo off the walls of the civic center during sudden breaks as well One of the songs that Northern Colorado Voices sang that appeared to truly leave an impact on much of the audience was

the song “Uninvited,” originally by Alanis Morissette. The tune opened with a few high, yet delicate notes struck on the piano. A soloist joined, singing slowly and passionately. The remaining singers joined in unison, also singing slow and dramatic. Their facial expressions burned with emotion. About midway through the song, the percussion and electric guitar picked up, striking loud notes, which created a powerful, climatic atmosphere. Near the end of the song, the rhythm slowed once more, and the voices sang softly in unison to a close. The audience paused before clapping, as the resonance lingered in the room. To brighten the mood, Northern Colorado Voices sang the children’s tune, “Five, Ten, Fifteen.”The song, composed by Bob Dorough, ended the concert on a cheery note.

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sic management major. “I like dancing with people from other schools too because everyone is just so friendly and I’ve learned a lot that way.” Even at this event, students from other schools were among the members seemed welcome at this event. “We really like to feel like a community,” Clark said. “Clubs from other schools support us and we do the same for them.” with showcase pieces of competitive couples dances, dancing games and of course, glow sticks. The swing dance club does meets every Wednesday in the Grey Hall gym and lessons start at 7 p.m.

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Jeff Rosado, a graduate math student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cuts a rug with UNC sophomore pre-nursing major Emily Clark.

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The Average Life of Nicci Bee

Jokes of the week: Why did the scarecrow get promoted? Because he was outstanding in his field. P1: What are you reading? P2:Great Expectations. P1: Is it any good? P2:It’s not all I hoped for. I bet if the moon found out what it means to moon somebody, it would feel bummed.

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FUN & GAMES By Nicole Busse

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Word search of the week—Baseball The quest for October April? It does when you’re talking baseball, which celebrated opening day last week. We picked this week’s word search theme, but next week the theme couldMirror be up to4-7 you. Just email a list of words to UNC Mirror, and your list could make it in. Use it to advertise your club or Puzzle, issue 29 just for fun—we don’t mind either.










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Pub quiz of the week: getting our booze clues on with Geeks Who Drink Specialty: Sunday night slow

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Company: Geeks Who Drink. Date and time: Saturdays at 8 p.m. Location: The Jager (822 9th St). Team name: Edytors. Members: Steven Josephson. Speciality: Early ‘90s computer games. Alexandria Adair Vasquez.

Michael Nowels. Speciality: All things sports-ball. Biz Gilmore. Speciality: Seth Rogen movies. Ben Stivers. Speciality: Sushi making and Elvis. Corey Josephson. Speciality: Middle Eastern capitals. The gist: Geeks Who Drink runs a tight quiz (never trivia) ship. Rule number one is that it’s probably OK to talk about quiz, but the other three rules are solid. No cell phones; no yelling out the answer, drunky; and

do not be a dick. GWD is a national company with nightly quizzes just everywhere. It’s the same basic setup: eight rounds of eight questions each including a visual round and two audio rounds. Each round has a theme, with the exception of round eight, which is always random knowledge. On Saturday, all seven teams present gained a perfect score on a round where the task was to name eight princesses. Nowels’ favorite round was the second audio round, where the challenge was to identify the sport being played by the commentary. Who knew that ping

pong was so loud? The Edytors took a hardearned lesson, losing two points after peer pressuring Corey into changing what turned out to be correct answer. Did you know that the capital of Turkey isn ’t Istanbul? And that that oft-overplayed wedding song will teach you-teach you-teach you the electric slide, but it is actually called “The Electric Boogie” (boogie boogie boogie). Overall, the Edytors placed third, just one point shy of second place. Geeks Who Drink also of Geeks Who Drink quizzes Greeley Thursday From left: Alexandria Adair Vasquez, Courtesy Michael Nowels, Corey nights at 8 p.m. at The Tav- Josephson, Steven Josephson, Biz Gilmore, Julio Valdiviezo. ern at St. Michael’s Square. The disembodied arm of Ben Stivers is also pictured.

help on any of that,” he said. Ultimately, the most illuminating exchange regarding Foster and Art Space Greeley came from Brindisi. “I do know that Mariah was funding a lot of what was happening at Art Space herself. She was footing the bill for almost everything.” “She put a lot of effort into it and, like I said, her

own money. But, you know, all of us put in our own money at the beginning. We did a lot of work over there—a lot of clean up and painting, and some repairs to the building. The landlords have been very good to all of us, they’ve been very patient, but I know at some point they just had to say no. But I still believe in

Hope remains after Art Space closure Gallery from page 9

volunteers, two or three consistent team leaders, and that just wasn’t enough to keep a building event center of that size going,” Simonds said. The work that was collected at the Art Space was never catalogued or documented which led to a panic when the building was foreclosed. Artists had to come and identify their own works and the works of their peers. There was also liberal access to the building. “With her enthusiasm she just started making copies of keys and saying, ‘If you want to come help us, come help us.’ So I really didn’t know who had a key and who didn’t,” Simonds said. This liberal access also had its downsides. With news of the foreclosure,

people took advantage of the access they had. “We had a computer go missing, we had a guitar missing. I think in the panic of the building closing people either saw an opportunity or panicked,” Simonds said. “We were behind on rent and until the landlord actually came to Roger and said ‘You guys are behind on rent, we either need everything or for you to be out,’ I had heard,” Simonds said. Simonds went on to exknown, the dire circumstances were known to only Foster. “She kept all the funds all the bills to herself. She wanted that to be her own problem. She didn’t ask for

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