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News There’s an app for learning English Professor of reading, James Erekson, develops an iPod application for language development. PAGE 2

Arts Cultural center to display art The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will host an African art exhibit today at the Davis House. PAGE 8

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Professor teaches with newly developed iRime app

Hundreds of thousands of applications are available to download for Apple products, and now there is one more, thanks to a UNC professor. James Erekson, an assistant professor of reading education, created an application named iRime. This app helps young students learn to read and native speakers of other languages learn English. Once iRime is installed onto an iPhone, iTouch or iPad, the user selects a beginning letter or group of letters and an ending letter or group in an attempt to form a word. When each part is chosen, iRime reads the part out loud for the user.

Once the two parts have been chosen, iRime tells the user whether or not the combination they chose is a real word. If the combination is a real word, iRime reads the word aloud. Erekson said iRime is a unique, open-ended and manipulative game to help students learn to read and spell in English. “While there are many great games out there, they don’t usually let users make whatever word they want whenever they want to,” Erekson said. “Much phonics instruction does not take into account strange spellings, such as ‘-ight.’” Erekson has worked with young and adolescent readers for 15 years and has consistent-

ly found that many of the children struggle while reading because they try to “sound out” the word letter-by-letter. “That’s just not how English works,” he said. “English needs to be learned in ‘chunks,’ and kids need blocks to play with that not only can be moved around but also will tell them what sounds the chunks make. This app helps young readers get used to seeing groups of letters that make predictable sounds. For English learners, they can also use the app to hear how the chunks of words are pronounced, as well as whole words.” iRime is targeted toward children, parents, teachers and English learners and is now available for free at the iTunes App Store. Erekson said he has had the idea of iRime for several years and took only a year to actually develop the app. He has also drafted ideas for a whole series of “manipulative toys” that will help young readers and English learners figure out how English words work, but he has not yet released other applications. In addition to working on future apps, Erekson also continues his research on reading and spoken language. He has published articles on the interpretation of nursery rhymes and on prosody, or the way a person says something to get across a specific meaning, such as anger or sarcasm. He has also co-authored a textbook, “Reading Diagnosis and Improvement,” with Dorothy Rubin from the College of New Jersey and Michael Opitz, also from UNC. To download iRime to your Apple device, visit the iTunes App Store.

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A screenshot from the application iRime, developed by UNC professor James Erekson. The Apple app teaches both young English speakers how to read and non-native speakers to learn the language.

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ost people would agree that Martin Luther King Jr. fit the definition of a good person. Aside from promoting equality through his profound use of nonviolent, civil disobedience, his legacy left us with a federal holiday, something from which people in all regions can benefit. But not everybody thinks of King as a hero. Racial supremacists in various ethnic groups legitimately believe King was terrible for this world. Other notable figures who are generally viewed as being good often have experienced significant opposition in

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their times and after their deaths — as King did and still does. Jesus is perhaps one of the most highly contested figures in this world. Many agree — ignoring, for a moment, possible divinity—that he brought good moral order to this world, but others deem his legacy to be the catalyst of the Crusades. Others find Christianity to be nothing more than a movement that counteracts science and attempts to demonize sex. Apart from Jesus and MLK, even figures like Mother Teresa and Gandhi have had their fair share of opposition. It seems like an elementary task to characterize a person as good or evil; indeed, it is when those terms have been rigorously defined. Yet good and bad are actually extremely difficult to characterize objectively. It is not an uncommon argu-

ment to assert that something is good if it reduces human suffering, but little effort is needed to tear that definition apart. Would it be good to perpetrate the slaughter of people with AIDs to ensure that the disease is not spread? Surely, it would have the long-term effect of inhibiting more suffering than it causes, but the majority of people (I certainly hope) would find something inherently evil in that act. (Unfortunately, every day in the US, people commit the same atrocity to 3,300 babies in the name of preventing them from becoming “unwanted”). Others would argue that what is natural is good, but this, too, does not stand. Mankind is naturally selfish — think of crying babies — yet most people recognize self-centered behavior as a bad trait. Wherever humans seek to classify morality, good and evil through

empirical knowledge, we necessarily fail because of our subjective sentiments, which is why the definition of good cannot subsist as a human construct; and if the definition does exist, it must exist in an otherworldly form: God. I believe that God is real — that he exists as the epitome of good, a morally perfect being. It is this belief that settles me enough to sleep at night. It is the only thing that makes up for the fact that wherever I turn, there will be people who think less of me for the beliefs by which I abide. Such is the nature of subjectivism. But if God exists, then there is a true standard of good, and we can definitely say that things like the Holocaust and American slavery were objectively evil. —Joshua Divine is a junior math major and a weekly columnist

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id you know in Switzerland, a hotdog has not only ketchup and mustard, but also mayonnaise? Did you know when you greet someone from Belgium, the proper greeting isn’t just a handshake but one kiss on the cheek? These are things I’ve learned from just one day in Up with People. I am on an epic adventure, although I haven’t yet left the comfort of the Mile High City. My love of

music, the itch to travel and discover myself and the world have brought me here. Up with People (UWP) is a non-profit organization leadership program, headquartered in Denver. They assemble a global cast who put on a show of international song, and dance, and travel. In addition to that there are educational workshops and community service jobs that we do with in the communities. The coolest part is that we never stay in hotels; we stay with volunteer host families. That is how I’ve learned my new unique lessons about the Swiss’s hotdog eating habits and Belgium’s greetings. My mother is allowing me

and three other girls from the cast to live with us for the month that we are staging the show. Vivienne is from Holland but lives in Switzerland. Abby Hull is from St. Louis. Deidra Sahdae is from Connecticut. Janice Dickensheets, music professor at UNC and a UWP alumna 1982, told me about the program. She took me to my first UWP show last semester and has been an awesome guide and confident through my application process Friday, Jan. 7, was the start of our epic journey. My job as a local was to go to the airport with our ugly bright pink shuttle and help the cast arrive. I can honestly say, after helping almost all 80 cast members come into DIA, I now

know where all the baggage claims are and that wearing silver ballerina flats with no arch support is a stupid idea to walk in all day. Vivian got to use American cash for the first time. Then we went back to my house to eat a very delicious soup for dinner. We had a potluck and watched the staff put on a preview of the show we are to start learning this week. I am so proud to get to represent UNC, Colorado and the United States in this cast. I’m having lots of fun and have met some lifetime friends, already. — Cassie Williams is a junior elementary education major who submitted this column for The Mirror.


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Trustees approve of agenda list ‘Catalyst’ for justice STAFF REPORT news@uncmirror.com

At the conclusion of the fall semester, the UNC Board of Trustees met to discuss resolutions and other agenda items Dec. 10, 2010. The following items were unanimously approved: Lyndsey Benson, the head volleyball coach, received a multiyear contract extension through 2014-15. Benson coached the team to a Big Sky championship in 2009 (the first University of Northern Colorado Division I conference championship), and to an NCAA tournament. This year, she led the Bears with a Division I school record 24 wins. The Faculty Senate made revi-

sions to board policies and regulations for using consistent language and reflecting the current academic structure. The sexual harassment policy was made a stand-alone part in the section on general personnel and was clarified for course fundraising. The board policy on tuition grants for employees and dependents was updated to include domestic partners in regard to health and dental benefit plans. Degree programs that address student needs utilizing primarily existing university resources, pending state approval, which include Asian studies, biomedical sciences (master’s), environmental and sustainability studies, and international affairs. The men’s golf coaches’ office

and the women’s golf coaches’ office were named the Bob & Linnea Heiny Men’s Golf Coaches’ Office and the Bob & Linnea Heiny Women’s Golf Coaches’ Office, respectively, to recognize UNC professor of mathematics Robert Heiny. UNC rescinded ownership of an easement near the intersection of Sixth Avenue at 17th Street at the request of new homeowners in the area. The easement, which was used for delivering hot water via underground pipes to the university, is no longer in use. The next Board of Trustees meeting will commence today in Denver and will adjourn afterward for an executive session to discuss “a personnel matter,” according to a press release.

DEVON NAPLES news@uncmirror.com This weekend, dozens of UNC students and staff will convene at Estes Park for an experience in social collaboration few universities offer. Led by Ria Vigil, the University of Northern Colorado Student Activities Office will host for the second year “Catalyst: A Social Justice Retreat” beginning Friday and ending on Monday. Adapted from Colorado State University’s Step Up program, Catalyst is an opportunity for participants to engage in open discussion concerning various social issues faced on college campuses, such as social oppression, personal identity,

inclusion and ally development. Participants, who were required to apply for the trip by Nov. 19, 2010, will include staff members and student leaders from organizations across campus, such as the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender & Allies Office and the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center. First-year diversity mentors from the Housing & Residential Education program are required to attend the retreat. The retreat is free to UNC students and staff members. The primary objective of Catalyst is to provide students with the tools and motivation to act on the social issues they are most passionate about. See Retreat, Page 11


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What is your New Year’s resolution? AMBER KAZMIERSKI

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“My New Year’s resolution is to focus on myself. I plan on working out, keeping my grades up and helping out the community more.”

“I had a lot of New Year’s resolutions, like working out and things like that, but school-related, I plan on making the Dean’s List.”

“I just want to be more aware about what’s going on in the world and to make sure that I’m paying attention to international affairs.”

“I plan on being more spontaneous by doing things I wouldn’t normally do.”

“My New Year’s resolution is to go to all of my classes and do better than I did last semester.”

Lara Betthauser, a sophomore marketing major.

Matt Cooper, a senior physical education major.

Annamarie King, a junior music education major.

Tegan Anderson, a junior art history major.

Brittney Mahaffey, a sophomore sociology major.

UNC CHOIR AUDITIONS Concert Choir, Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, Prima Voce Chamber Ensemble, University Singers

Mid-year auditions for the award-winning UNC Choirs will be held on Tuesday, January 11 or by appointment: Locations: Men’s Glee Club, 2-4:30 pm, Frasier 103 Women’s Glee Club, 2-4 pm, Frasier 123b Students interested in the Concert Choir or Prima Voce Chamber Ensemble, please contact Dr. Jill Burleson. • Students need not bring a prepared piece • Sign up sheets are posted on both locations • No audition required for the University Singers Auditions consist of vocal warm-ups to test range, the singing of a familiar tune (America), tonal memory, and sightreading

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Men’s Glee Club, MUS 284, 484, 684 T-R 12:30-1:45 Women’s Glee Club, MUS 281, 481, 681 MWF 1:25-2:15 Concert Choir, MUS 280, 480, 680 MWF 12:30-1:10 Prima Voce Chamber Ensemble (Madrigal Singers) MUS 266, 466, 666 MWF 2:30-3:20 University Singers, MUS 282, 482, 682 T-R 2:00-2:50

Women’s Glee Club, Concert Choir, Prima Voce – contact Dr. Jill Burleson, (970) 351-2039, jill.burleson@unco.edu Men’s Glee Club – contact Adam Kluck, (719) 210-5603, adam.kluck@unco.edu University Singers – contact Jill Schroeder, (970) 351-2612, schr4760@bears.unco.edu

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Students rev up campus, showcase skills JOANNA LANGSTON arts@uncmirror.com

The University Center reverberated with undulating techno beats, setting the tone for what would surely be a night of excitement. UNC’s Got Talent was hosted in the UC Ballrooms Tuesday and mimicked the popular television show “America’s Got Talent.” Contestants were seated in the front, idly fidgeting or internally preparing themselves for their moment in the spotlight. Before anyone took onto the stage, however, the audience warmed up their own voices, cheering as the artists being brought to UNC for its annual spring concert were announced: Shwayze and Sammy Adams. Then, Copper String Theory hit the stage. A piano rock band, they engaged the audience by having them sing back at strategic points throughout the song. Their catchy tune got

man, said she was delighted screaming his name. Bones Muhroni, an original with the event. “I saw a brochure on the folk rock band with a well-protable, and the roommates duced sound, gave a hearty decided to come,” Lubbers performance, being well edusaid. “It’s interesting how cated in that art during their much talent we have here. UNC many turns on the stage at is a school no one really knows UNC’s Open Mic Nights. The about, but all t w o - m a n these people group teased are so talentthe ladies in ed.” the audience Josh Savage with lyrics calmed the like, “I prefer hype a little coffee over with his velvety tea, but mostly rendition of I prefer Frank Sinatra’s women and “ F e e l i n g they prefer — Danielle Lubbers, an me.” Good,” stunundeclared freshman ning the room Evan Bell, with his bold, a n o t h e r clear notes and Sinatra enthuold-style charm. siast, sang his version of “Fly Marquis Netters changed Me to the Moon” in a cappella, the mode again by performing showcasing a commanding a very acrobatic cheer routine, vocal range and style, but it was readily supported by a troupe the group to follow that really of friends in the audience wearing homemade T-shirts and See Talent, Page 12

I saw a brochure on the table and the roommates decided to come. It’s interesting how much talent we have here.

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Marquis Netters, a junior art major, showcased his tumbling abilities Tuesday night at UNC’s Got Talent. Netters performed for students and faculty in the University Center Ballrooms. the event off to a lively start, followed by the equally energized Megan Huckaby, a trained Irish dancer.

The numerous acts that followed were as diverse as they were entertaining. Danielle Lubbers, an undeclared fresh-

Cultural center to showcase traditional African art pieces TOTIANNA WEEKLY arts@uncmirror.com

As UNC’s Winter Welcome Week continues, the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will host an African Art Exhibit today from 5-7 p.m. at the MGCC, located at 928 20th Street. There will be wine and Africaninspired hors d’oeuveres served throughout the event. The African Art Exhibit is a collaborative event between University of Northern Coloardo art professor Michael “Chip” Coronel and two art history students Krystyna and Nia

Farguhar. These individuals and the MGGC have been efficaciously working to display this unique exhibit since last semester. The center expects 100 attendees in the opening recession for the exhibit, giving the campus community a much-needed look into nondominating cultures in greater Greeley. “As part of our university’s diversity vision statement to desire coordinated efforts and resources to enhance diversity and student learning, we (MGCC) believed…hosting this event will help do so,” said

Ty’Ray Thompson, director of the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center. Elia Martin, a sophomore psychology major, said she would go to such an event for support and educational purposes. “I always try to show support to as many minority-based functions or activities that I can since we are so underrepresented on this campus,” Martin said. The African Art Exhibit will showcase art made from many different tribes throughout Africa. Tribes such as the Yoruba, from West Africa; Igbo, from Southeastern Nigeria; the

Senufo people from southern Mali and Burkina Faso, and tribes from Cote d’ivoire. Art from the Benin, Baule, Bamum and Kuba tribes will also be showcased at the art exhibit. “As an art student, I feel that this is a valuable opportunity to not only view the art but gain an insight of the culture as well,” said Byonca Honaker, a junior graphic design major. To make the African Art Exhibit successful, much research and planning had to commence. The MGCC Professor Coronel and Nia and Krystyna Farquhar, spent one month

gathering all the information needed to educate people on the art they will be viewing. “Through the many questions of myself, students, staff and faculty, it has really been the driving force behind the research of the collection,” Thompson said. “Having been blessed with the opportunity to meet professor Michael Chip Coronel and with the experience of taking one of his art classes, I managed to meet two gems (Krystyna and Nia Farquhar) who showed so much enthusiasm and decided to take this project head on.”


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Men’s basketball welcomes Idaho State PARKER COTTON sports@uncmirror.com

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UNC senior center Taylor Montgomery, right, takes the ball to the basket in a practice earlier this week. Montgomery has averaged 5.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season.

The UNC men’s basketball team will look to keep its perfect 5-0 home record intact Thursday as it welcomes Idaho State to Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The University of Northern Colorado (8-7, 4-0) has won three of the last four meetings with the Bengals (5-10, 1-2) and swept the season series last year by an average of 10.5 points per game. Idaho State comes in having split its last four games and is led by senior guard Broderick Gilchrest and senior center Deividas Busma, who average 15.5 and 13.7 points per game, respectively. Senior center Taylor Montgomery, who averages 5.1 points and a team-leading 6.4 rebounds per game, will be the first to defend Busma, UNC

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The UNC women’s basketball team will look to add another win when it takes on Portland State at home Thursday. The University of Northern Colorado (6-9, 1-1) has won three of its last four games, but just two of their last six against Portland State (7-7). UNC senior guard Courtney Stoermer, who averages 8.5 points per game, said she believes defense will help the Bears garner a win this time around. “Just get stops on defense,” Stoermer said. “They like to push the ball.”

We’re leading right now in the Big Sky with our defense. We also have to get offense in there, but defense is key.

— UNC sophomore forward Lauren Oosdyke The Bears score an average of 63 points a contest, but players said defense is the Bears’ strongest area of play. “Defense always wins games,” sophomore forward Lauren Oosdyke said. “We’re leading right now in the Big Sky

with our defense. We also have to get offense in there, but defense is key.” PSU guards Courtney VanBrocklin, a sophomore, and Eryn Jones, a junior, who average 13.1 and 12.7 points per game, respectively, lead the Vikings’ offense. UNC head coach Jaime White said the Bears’ offense would have to improve when it goes up against Portland State. “Offensively we’ve struggled,” White said. “We need to step up our offense. They have good defense, so we’re going to have to score through their defense.” See Basketball, Page 11

head coach B.J. Hill said, because of how well Montgomery has performed in recent games. “Taylor did a good job on (Montana center Brian) Qvale — held him to six points and seven rebounds,” Hill said. “Our first line of post defense when you face a big guy like that is having a lot of pressure on the basketball when it’s on the perimeter, so they don’t get good looks. Once it is entered, Taylor does a heck of a job of trying to take away guys and get them out of their rhythm.” Hill said the task of defending Gilchrest will primarily fall on the shoulders of sophomore guard Elliott Lloyd, but the entire team will have to step up and help when needed. “In my opinion, Broderick Gilchrest is the fastest guard from end to end in the league, and when he has his jumpshot going, he’s really hard to guard,” Hill said. “So, it’s going

to be a heck of a test for Elliott and the rest of our team to guard him.” Lloyd said he is more than ready to take on the challenge of guarding Gilchrest. “I feel like I’m going to give him everything he wants and more, so it’s gonna be a good match-up,” Lloyd said. Senior guard Devon Beitzel, who is second in the Big Sky with 19.6 points per contest, said a team effort will be needed to slow down Gilchrest and the rest of the Bengals. “It’s obviously going to take Elliott doing a good job on the ball, but it’s also going to take the rest of the team being in the positions they need to be and deter (Gilchrest) from getting to the basket,” Beitzel said. “He creates a lot of their offense, so if we keep him in check, we’ll be alright.” The game tips off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion.

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UNC freshman forward Kim Lockridge chases after a ball with a player from South Dakota Tech earlier this season. Lockridge is averaging 6.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season.


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‘Black Swan’ compiles creepy, sexy, weird Alexandria VASQUEZ

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the acclaimed “Requiem For A only to please her moderately successful has-been of a mother. Dream,” leaves no question as to who had a hand in making this She has been given the titular role in her ballet company’s pro- film. Traces of his signature style are everywhere, from the grainy duction of Black Swan, in which film quality and muted colors to she must portray both the perclose-up sequences fect White Swan of nails being cut or and the darker, dancer’s feet turnmore sensual Black ing. Swan. While she Film What really kept effortlessly masters Review me engaged and the naïve innointerested throughcence of the White out the film was the Swan with almost always-intriguing mechanical precicombination of sion, she finds hercreepy, sexy and weird. Mind self unable to let go fully and games run rampant in this deliver the passion her ballet film—with a pervert of a ballet director, Thomas Leroy (Vincent director, a smoldering and edgy Cassel), demands of her for the rival itching to take her spot, a Black Swan persona. Nina’s mother who is as smothering as inevitable mental breakdown is she is unsettling and some serionly hastened by the advent of a ous sexual tension that positivenew rival in the company Lily ly oozes off the screen. It is (Mila Kunis), with whom Nina impossible to tell whether events soon develops a weary friendhave actually happened or if the ship. film’s protagonist only imagined Darren Aronofsky, director of

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them. Many scenes are also uncomfortable to watch, such as when the camera unflinchingly captures Nina as she tears her own skin and fingernail off. At just under two hours long, “Black Swan” has something of a nightmarish quality to it. It doesn’t always make sense, but it will keep you guessing and not

quite sure of what will come next. I would give “Black Swan” the deserved rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 because of its deliciously good storyline and unnerving tendencies. — Alexandria Vasquez is a senior journalism major and member of Pi Lambda Chi.

Guard’s defensive ability recognized by team PARKER COTTON sports@uncmirror.com UNC sophomore guard and Houston native Elliott Lloyd learned at a young age that playing defense would lead to success on the basketball court. This season, his defense is a primary reason the Bears are undefeated to start Big Sky play. “In my neighborhood, if a lot of people score points on you, you would get laughed at and picked on, so I really took defense to heart as a kid,” Lloyd said. Several years later, that mindset is proving worthwhile as Lloyd has taken on and embraced the role of shutting down the opposing team’s best offensive guard. “It’s definitely a challenge every

night defensively, bringing the ball up the court and stopping the opponent’s best guard,” Lloyd said. “It gets tough, but it’s part of the game. Defense wins games, and I want to win games for us, so I’ll take the challenge every night if I have to.” On Dec. 31, Lloyd blocked a layup attempt at the rim with one second left to preserve a 75-73 victory at Eastern Washington. Less than a week later, he held Montana’s leading scorer, guard Will Cherry, to 11 points in UNC’s 63-45 win over the Grizzlies. His abilities have not gone unnoticed by UNC head coach B.J. Hill. “I have all the confidence in the world (in him),” Hill said. “He made a great play at Eastern Washington to seal the game, and he’s shown that

he’s worthy of that responsibility.” Lloyd’s teammates also recognize how large a contribution he has made. “Houston is a big spot for basketball players, so he’s guarded a lot of good players,” said freshman guard Paul Garnica, who is originally from San Antonio. “He knows if he doesn’t ‘D-up,’ we’re not looking for a good night.” Hill said he believes Lloyd can only get better from here. “If he keeps working on it, I think he could be an all-conference guy,” Hill said. “He’s got all the tools to do that. It’s going to be up to him if he wants to work that hard.” If the past is any indication, Lloyd is not going to stop working hard any time soon.


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Retreat will focus on social issues such as tolerance, acceptance Retreat from Page 5 This will be accomplished through in-depth evaluations of existing social dynamics and discussion of personal views and experiences. Participants will be led by staff

and student facilitators in smallgroup discussion throughout the weekend. Large-group discussion, led daily by experts on social topics as they pertain to university dynamics, will set the framework for activities and issues that facilitators will

Home court will benefit women’s basketball team Basketball from Page 9 UNC is currently sixth in the Big Sky and is 5-1 at home, while Portland State is seventh and is 1-6 on the road. White said having the home court should benefit the team. “It will be nice to be at home,” she said. “We just do the same thing we always do. We go over w h a t Portland State does and then get ready ourselves, Lauren Oosdyke offensively has led the team and defenin points scored sively.” seven times this season.

Oosdyke, who leads the team with 12.8 points per game, said she wants the team to play hard and take advantage of their upcoming schedule. “It’s always tough to play on the road,” Oosdyke said. “Five of our next six games are at home, so we need to make sure we take advantage of that and win to our best ability.” The game tips off at 5:05 p.m. Thursday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion.

Next Game: Portland State 5:05 p.m. Thursday Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion

administer in their groups. Lauren Koppel, a sophomore women’s and minorities’ studies major, is one of two student coordinators for the event. “I went last year, and it was probably my favorite thing about

UNC,” Koppel said. “It seems to me that a lot of times, we think about having deep conversations, but we never make the time or put forth the effort. Catalyst is specifically designed to focus on those important conversations about identity,

privilege, exclusion and oppression and make them a priority.” Creating widespread change on a campus is not an easy task, but participants may return to campus ready to begin applying new social standards .

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contests’ finalists. Talent from Page 8 Keith Cook and Hayden Farr took third place, winning $200, while the revved the audience up. Keith Cook and Hayden Farr were loudly Copper String Theory took second received for their hip-hop dance rou- place and their $300 prize, nearly tine, which included R. Kelly’s “Bump tying the dancers with only a single point advantage. n’ Grind” and, First place and for fans of the $500 went to the old show “ The band, A Moment’s Fresh Prince of Notice, so named Bel-Air,” “The because of the Carlton.” meager two and a Next up, a half rehearsals the women’s barband had before bershop quartet the evening’s percalled Sold formance. Even so, Seperately treatthey executed proed the crowd to fessionally, gaining an interesting a — Ty’Ray Thompson, much approval. cappella rendiT y ’ R a y tion of Lady director of the Marcus Thompson, direcGaga’s “Bad Garvey Cultural Center tor of the Marcus Romance.” Garvey Cultural After a break Center, served on for the judges to confer with each other, they chose the panel of judges and was enthused four groups to reach the second about the event. “We have some great talent here,” round, and the audience got to choose one by cheering. Because Thompson said. “I had the opportucheers for both Copper String Theory nity to talk to some of the other and Lendon Hartshorn, a Michael judges, and we thought it would be Jackson impersonator, were equally cool to be able to express our opinions loud, both acts were allowed to con- on the performance after each one. It tinue onto the next round. From might make it more interesting, more those six, three were chosen to be the like the real ‘American Idol’.”

I had the opportunity to talk to some of the other judges, and we thought it would be cool to be able to express our opinions on the performance after each one.

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011

Quote of the day "As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. " —Henry David Thoreau


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