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Members of the UNC Wind Ensemble illustrate through their instrumentation a diverse and creative musical performance. The ensemble’s ability to collaborate with each instrument’s unique sound echoes throughout the Hansel Phelps Theatre at the Union Colony Civic Center.


Arts Students check up Student Health Center hosts annual fair to prep students. PAGE 2


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Sports Dancing workout UNC students find a new way to exercise at rec center. PAGE 5


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UNC sweeps Weber The UNC volleyball team easily defeats the Wildcats at home. PAGE 6


Upcoming In Monday’s edition, read about Black Men of Today’s 5k for breast cancer.



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Health center preps for upcoming flu season TESSA BYRNS

The leaves weather are changing on the UNC campus, but just like many other schools across the nation, the

season for sniffles and coughing is about to begin. The Student Health Center hosted its secondannual health fair Tuesday in South Hall to help students better prepare themselves for the flu season. Students need to have more caution with how they handle sickness because not only have there been deadly meningitis outbreaks recently, but it is also simply a good idea to make sure everything immune system-related is working properly. The student Health Fair provided not only

valuable information about sexual health and relationships but also free vision tests and blood glucose tests — which tell a person whether he or she is diabetic or not. The fair also provided free blood pressure tests and flu vaccinations for the first 25 students who attended the event. Students were persuaded to attend — not only by the health center but also other on-campus groups — to learn more about how to get and remain healthy while having the chance to earn prizes.


Alexandra Carlson, a freshman communication studies major, gets her blood sugar checked by Erin Stalker, a UNC nurse practitioner, Tuesday at the Student Health Center’s second-annual Health Fair, which took place in South Hall on West Campus. “Among the mountain bike we are providing, we have more than 50 prizes from local businesses around campus like WalMart, Target, Aspen Leaf, Office Depot, King Soopers and many others,” said Cindy Vetter, director of student busi-

ness services. “We also have UNC organizations here providing their services here for the students. We have the Audiology Club, the Rec Center, the counseling center and the dietetic center here.” The health fair physi-

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cians and professionals also advise students who receive bad news concerning their health to either check it out with their family physician or the doctors at the Student Health Center in Cassidy Hall on central campus. A lot of the students were either questioning their health or they just wanted to make sure their health was still up to par. “I’m attending the Health Fair today because I’m curious about whether I have some health issues, and I’d like to have them checked out so I can stop worrying,” said Sierra Spikes, a freshman music education major. Other students agreed with the idea of getting free stuff, especially as broke college students, while finding out if their health is sound.

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Election season carries a lot of weight nationally, locally Less then two weeks is all that’s left in this presidential campaign season. It seems like just yesterday our yards were empty of endorsement signs, and you could go on Facebook without having “that friend” blast your candidate or political persuasion up and down your news feed. Imagine what it will be like to watch the Broncos without a political ad streaming between Cialis ads. But, do you know what will be worse than watching political ads? It’s watching your candidate lose on Nov. 6. Yes, it is a very tough question to ask yourself, “What if my guy doesn’t win?” Just imagine what Mitt Romney will think if he doesn’t win this

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republican Cory Gardner refused to support the 2012 Farm Bill, which would bring much needed relief to the farmers all across the Midwest who have faced severe drought conditions. Meanwhile, Gardner’s opponent, Democrat Brandon Shaffer, has criticized Gardner for “holding our farms hostage to win political points.” A candidate’s seven-year $45 million dollar dream, a president’s legacy and the future of Weld County farmers are on the line in this election. Make sure you exercise your right as an American citizen and vote on Nov. 6th, taking part in what makes our country truly great, being a representative democracy.

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class of presidents who have served two terms. With the exception of John F. Kennedy, tragically prevented from a second term, some of the most successful presidents in our history have served two terms. Not to mention, if re-elected, he will see the Affordable Care Act or “ObamaCare” policy take effect, a task that was not accomplished by the former President Bill Clinton, who is one of the most-idolized commander-inchiefs to ever hold the position. There is no doubt the stakes are high in this year’s presidential election, but for Weld County, the farmers of this area face an even bigger choice: The incumbent

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November. He has been running for president for the last seven years. With constant campaigning in the primary and the general elections, imagine the disappointed people he will have to face with two failed presidential campaigns. This is a dream Romney chased in 2008 when he spent around $45 million of his own money with hopes of calling 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. home. Obviously, this year, that amount is much less due to the support he has received from Super PACs and third-party financing. For President Barack Obama, if he wins a second term, he turns his strategy to what kind of legacy he will leave — joining an elite


ver since Peyton Manning came to town, Denver sports fans have been focused almost singularly on the Broncos, hoping the surgically-repaired quarterback is less Frankenstein and more Six Million-Dollar Man. Even the worst season in Rockies history didn’t deter the enthusiasm because, after all, Todd Helton’s former backup is back in orange! The NHL’s Avalanche is locked out, but it appears not even the Kroenke family has noticed, with

Stan’s fingers in so many pockets spanning two continents. That leaves only the Nuggets, who, despite raising expectations in the NBA world (and unveiling some flashy new/old digs), have flown somewhat under the radar in Peytonville West. During the offseason, general manager Masai Ujiri made a savvy move by recognizing that the rival Lakers would nab Dwight Howard. He chose to help facilitate that while improving his own team considerably in the process. He turned bad contracts and a first-round pick into all-star Swiss army knife Andre Igoudala — more on him later. ESPN the Magazine has picked Denver to finish first in the Western

Conference ahead of the Thunder, Clippers, Spurs and, yes, even those retooled Lakers. In doing so, ESPN went out on a limb, but considering the versatility, depth and growth potential of the roster, the prediction isn’t that far-fetched, according to Denver Post Nuggets beat writer Benjamin Hochman. “Yes, Denver doesn’t have a bunch of all-stars — Andre Iguodala was one last season, and it could be tough for Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari to do it this season, even if they ascend,” he said in an email to me this week. “But what Denver does have is depth. And a system. And a newfound commitment to defense.” As Hochman noted, much of the idea in bringing Igoudala into the fold is

to be a “game-changer” and cut down on opponents’ points per possession. This team may not have the bigname players of other squads in the Association, but with its athleticism, Denver will be among the most entertaining. And considering the youth of the group, it’s difficult to see the ceiling, meaning this team will contend for the West crown this season and for years to come. Colorado is currently focused on its status as a swing state in the presidential election, and Manning’s swing passes on the football field. But don’t forget about the swingmen on the hardcourt at Pepsi Center this winter. — Michael Nowels is a junior elementary education major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.

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Romney, Ryan lay out five-step plan at Red Rocks SAMANTHA FOX MORRISON — Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, with running mate Congressman Paul Ryan, took the stage Tuesday

Added Ryan: “Four years energy-independent country ago he came here to in eight years, Romney plans Denver. He offered so much on utilizing the country’s hope, so much change. coal, oil, natural gas and Candidate Obama, then, renewable energy. In regard to trade, said if you’re out of fresh Romney said he ideas, you use wants to begin stale tactics to trading with Latin scare voters. If America and cutyou don’t have a ting ties with record to run on, countries that you paint your cheat in the opponent to run market. from.” Romney also Romney laid Paul Ryan said he wants to out his five-step plan to a prospering place an emphasis on stuAmerica through the means dents, parents and teachers of energy, trade, education, first in our educational sysbalancing the budget and tem. A balanced budget is key making small businesses to success, so Romney’s prosper. To make America an plan is to cut spending before going over budget. An aspect to achieving a balanced budget under Romney, according to Ryan, would be capitalizing on Romney’s business background. Romney also added he intends to balance the budget by capping spending by only using “20 perThe 2012 Best of UNC competition has begun and cent of the economy.” we already know who the leaders are in several categories. For small businesses, As of right now the following are Romney pointed out how the leaders in their respective categories. Obama highly taxes small businesses, opposite of his Best Lunch plan to lower taxes to make it Best Bar easier for small businesses to George’s Gyros & Patrick’s survive. This would help the Burgers middle class since many small businesses are started Best Professor in the Best Fraternity College of Education & and run by the middle class. Behavior Sciences Delta Tau Delta “We can do better,” William Woody Romney said. “We don’t have to settle for what we’ve seen the last four years. We If you agree with these e parti particular selections, are tired of being tired.” em, b pile on more votes for them, but if you have other Among the speakers and lea provide them. suggestions in mind, please performers on hand at the

night under the lights of icon- White House and put America on the road to ic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. recovery. As the election They took enters the home some time to stretch, Romney speak to and Ryan capitalObama’s camized on a standing paign tactics and room-only crowd how they are of more than increasing on 10,000, just a night personal attacks, after President Mitt Romney which they both Barack Obama and Romney completed the said reflects how Obama’s third and final presidential campaign is starting to lose hold of the race. debate. “What you’re seeing from Romney and Ryan entered the stage to a huge the Obama campaign is an ovation from the crowd incredibly shrinking camwhose spirits were not paign,” Romney said. “The dampened by the gloomy president’s out of ideas, he’s weather. They wasted no out of excuses and in time laying out the leader- November you’re going to ship they would bring to the make sure he’s out of office.”

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Calender Friday, Oct. 26 5:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Zombie Zoom, Blue Mug @ Margie’s 16th ST & 10th Ave. 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Japanese Culture Anime Club Halloween Costume Party/Contest University Center - Pikes Peak Ballroom Saturday, Oct. 27 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Black Men of Today’s 5k for Breast Cancer Holmes Dining Hall 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day Nottingham Stadium Monday, Oct. 28 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Semana De Los Muertos: Luncheon Cesar Chavez Cultural Center/ Patton House 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Haunted Harrison Harrison Residence Hall Tuesday, Oct. 30 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fall Job & Internship Fair University Center Ballrooms Starts at 5 p.m. Semana De Los Muertos: MAS Student Alters University Center Panorama Room 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Christians United for Israel Present: “Hope in the Midst of War” Ross Hall 1060 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Harrison at Harrison Residence Hall Wednesday, Oct. 31 2 p.m. – 4 pm. NSSLHA’s Blanket Making for Children’s Hospital University Center Aspen A 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Residence Hall Association Presents: Safe Trunk or Treat University Center - Parking Lot C, south of the University Center 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Semana De Los Muertos: Haunted House Cesar Chavez Cultural Center/ Patton House 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Haunted Harrison at Harrison Residence Hall

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Variety gusts into UNC Wind Ensemble’s sound CARLIE JONES-HERSHINOW

UNC’s Wind Ensemble showed an audience Tuesday in the Hansel Phelps Theater at the Union Colony Civic Center that it performs well under pressure, combining many different styles to create one night of great music. Its performance was one of two this year that is meant to showcase what great talent this group has to offer by splitting it up into smaller groups and playing a variety of music. The music was varied to showcase the broad

spectrum of the members’ abilities. “There was a good dynamic,” said Amber Ford, a freshman international affairs and anthropology major. The group also prepares students for life as a professional artist. They practice twice a week for two hours, giving them only a few rehearsals in between concerts. “They have to learn fast,” said Director of the Bands Kenneth Singleton. The first piece was a saxophone quartet composed by Pierre Max Dubois. The combined sound of the

soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones was full, yet small, as compared to what would be expected at a band concert. An added benefit of having a smaller group performing is seeing each of the instruments as an individual entity. The second song was composed by Fisher Tull and is very unique in that it combines the styles of both jazz and classical music to create a new hybrid that the 15 players mastered quite well. The song started out very dark and ominous, with a rolling timpani in the background. Miles Roth played the trumpet behind


The dramatic cresendos of vocalist Youngmi Kim added a unique dynamic to the UNC Wind Ensemble performance Tuesday at the Union Colony Civic Center. the audience from the back corner of the theater, which sparked a Marimba rift, and the whole band broke out

into a big band jazz sound, filled with trombones with plungers and a snappy percussion section.

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Zumba breaks it down at UNC Recreation Center ODIL MACIAS

Zumba is a Latin style of dance that originated in Colombia and was introduced in the mid-1990s to the physical workout routine by Colombian native, Alberto “Beto” Perez. The choreography has evolved to fit any style of music from high- to slow-pace songs for interval training. Zumba has been offered for more than three years at the UNC Campus Recreational Center. Hourlong Zumba sessions are available several times a week including 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays and at 8 and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, respectively.


Cailee Parker (left), a senior human services major, jumps and jives with fellow participants at the UNC Student Rec Zumba class, offered weekly. “It has been a successful exercise session, and it’s the most popular class

during the year for UNC students and faculty members,” said Katie James,

UNC’s coordinator of fitness and wellness. “It’s a killer workout.” James described Zumba as a fun, full-body workout, where many participants are surprised to realize their abdominals are burning calories without any traditional abdominal exercises. Throughout the year, Zumba classes at the UNC rec center usually have 40 participants who dance and have fun while burning off the extra calories. “For those who’ve never tried Zumba, they must try it,” James urged. “I have never heard anyone say they didn’t have fun during the sessions.” Students enjoy Zumba so much that it has

inspired a participant to become a certified Zumba instructor. UNC sophomore psychology major, Yesenia Aguayo, has attended the classes offered at the UNC rec center since her freshman year and said Zumba classes have benefited her in many ways. Once certified, Aguayo aspires to teach Zumba. “Zumba is a great workout because you can do it your own way,” Aguayo said. “You have the freedom to move however you want.” Zumba is not only a great workout but also a time for meeting new people. Thanks to the Zumba classes, Aguayo has met a number of new people, one of which being her

current roommate. Zumba’s demographics are varied from traditional to non-traditional students, men to women and faculty to students. Yet those who take more advantage of the Zumba classes are predominantly women. “Because of guys being who they are, they won’t go to the gym and dance to meet their certain exercise needs,” said Mike Martin, a junior sport and exercise science major and a UNC rec center employee. However, Zumba’s popularity defines it as a constructive fitness program in the community. Its influence is shown in the results of participants’ satisfaction.

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Haddock’s defense helps UNC sweep Wildcats RACHEL TURNOCK The UNC volleyball team regained its strength Thursday with a 3-0 sweep against Weber State at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion to bounce back after losing to the DU Pioneers Tuesday in Denver. The University of Northern Colorado’s defense is what did it in Tuesday evening, allowing the Pioneers to hit .372 against it. However, the Bears (16-7, 9-4 Big Sky) turned around their

It feels really good to be able to help your team out a lot defensively, picking up balls. I think defense if where you get momentum and get energy from your team. — Tambre Haddock, sophomore outside hitter

In practice, coach has been saying that we really need to have that defensive effort, and you could tell hat it’s definitely helping our team.

— Kelley Arnold, UNC senior outside hitter defense against Weber State (8-16, 2-11). UNC’s defense played an important role in the match against the Wildcats, not only recording a sweep (25-16, 25-16, 25-8) but doing so while holding Weber State to a .029 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Tambre Haddock saw a lot more playing time defensively than what she normally does and tallied 14 digs against Weber State. She said it was an adjustment for her to play in the back row instead of up front, but she felt comfortable there.

“It feels really good to be able to help your team out a lot defensively, picking up balls,” Haddock said. “I think defense is where you get momentum and get energy from your team.” Senior outside hitter Kelley Arnold said Haddock’s performance influenced the team in a positive way. “In practice, coach has been saying that we really need to have that defensive effort, and you could tell that it’s definitely helping our team,” Arnold said. “Tambre led us in that, with starting those defensive plays and it really carried us through.” The focus of the match was the Bears’ defense. Head coach Lyndsey Oates did not have much of a bench rotation during the match, except for switching Arnold and Haddock. “The outcome of this match really does not do anything for us, but the way we played tonight, I think, we can really build on,” Oates said. “I like the

Sports Calender Oct. 26—Nov. 1 Friday, Oct. 26 Men’s Golf UTEP Miner Invitational All Day Women’s Soccer at Kansas 3 p.m. Swimming & Diving vs Air Force 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27 Cross Country Big Sky Championship All Day Men’s Golf UTEP Miner Invitational All Day


UNC sophomore Tambre Haddock (15) and sophomore middle blocker Andrea Spaustat go up for a block against Weber. way we played tonight with defensive intensity, and getting after it, and there was a different feel on the court tonight, and that’s something we can build off of.” The coach also talked about how the match on Saturday against Idaho State will bring a challenge

for the Bears. “Saturday will be a true test — I’m not sure Weber tested some of our weaknesses tonight — to really see if we’ve made improvements,” Oates said. The Bears will take on the Idaho State Bengals 7 p.m. Saturday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion.

Football vs NAU Nottingham Field 1:35 p.m. Volleyball vs Idaho State Butler-Hancock 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1 Women’s Basketball vs Regis (Colo.) 7:05 p.m. Volleyball at Sacramento State 8 p.m.


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Football to host No. 13 Northern Arizona DAYMEON VAUGHN

After last weekend’s blowout win against Idaho State, the UNC football team hosts No. 13 Northern Arizona Saturday with hopes of knocking off a Big Sky coleader. The University of Northern Colorado (2-5, 1-3 Big Sky) earned its first win in the Big Sky Conference under

head coach Earnest Collins Jr. last week, but challenges still lie ahead for the Bears, especially with Northern Arizona (6-1, 4-0) coming to Greeley. “We just have to use our win from last week as momentum,” junior quarterback Seth Lobato said. “We’re just going to try and go out and execute.” Lobato is coming off a five-touchdown performance against Idaho State, throwing

for 243 yards, which puts him at 4,223 career passing yards. Lobato became the ninth Bear to pass the 4,000 careerpassing yards mark. The Bears offense was dominating, getting a recordbreaking day on the ground from junior running back Tromaine Dennis, who carried 27 times for 178 yards. The balanced attack that UNC displayed proved to be more than its opponent could

handle, and it looks to use the same type of approach against Northern Arizona. “You hope the players feed off that success — success breeds success,” Collins said. “You try to build off of what you did from the week before and you keep going.” Northern Arizona being tied for second in the conference presents a tough challenge for the Bears as defending against an efficient running game like the Lumberjacks can prove to be difficult, with the team averaging 182.6 rushing yards a game. To counter, the UNC defense is up to the task, especially after a week versus a pass-heavy offense, it looks to take advantage of the times their opponents put the ball in the air. “With Northern Arizona,


UNC junior quarterback Seth Lobato (9) looks back to hand off the ball during practice this week. Lobato passed for 243 yards and five touchdowns last week against Idaho State. they’re more of a big playaction team, so being disciplined and doing what I’m supposed to do — not trying to do too much and just doing my job — I should be able to make plenty of plays in the air,” sophomore cornerback Courtney Hall said. Hall had a big game last week, leading the Bears with

Correction In the Friday, Oct. 19 edition of The Mirror, a cutline incorrectly identified soccer players as being part of UNC’s NCAA team when they are actually members of the school’s club team. It is The Mirror’s policy to correct all errors. To report an error, email Parker Cotton at

eight tackles. The defense as a whole had two interceptions and three sacks. “That running back (Zach Bauman) is a special guy,” Collins said. “He can run over you, he can run by you and he can make you miss. We got to corral him first and foremost, and then the rest of it feeds off of that.” Bauman has 927 rushing yards this season and leads NAU’s running backs with eight touchdowns. UNC’s game against Northern Arizona will kick off at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Nottingham Field.


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Senior overcomes neck injury to excel on field

strength back up in there.” After the surgery, reality set in as to how the injury might affect his future. A dirty hit in a high school “I thought I wasn’t going playoff game may be enough to play football again,” he to break a bone, but when it said. “I thought I wasn’t going comes to UNC defensive end to be able to go to college.” Marcus Lucas, it didn’t break Following the injury, a few his spirit. of the schools As a senior at recruiting Lucas Rangeview High backed out of their School in Aurora in efforts to sign him November 2007, as they believed he Lucas was victim to a wouldn’t be able to Highlands Ranch play. The University player’s rough play of Northern that broke two verColorado, then tebrae in his neck Marcus Lucas being coached by and left him more Scott Downing, or less immobilized for severrefused take to its offer off the al weeks. table. “I was grabbed by my hel“That meant a whole lot to met and slammed onto my me,” Lucas said. “The fact head onto the field, and from that they stayed around after there, I fractured a couple vereverybody dropped off meant tebrae in my neck,” Lucas a whole lot to me.” said. “For the rehab process, I Keith Grable, UNC’s just had to get a lot of rest after recruiting coordinator, is the my surgery because there only member on second-year wasn’t a lot I could do. All it head coach Earnest Collins was was letting the bone reJr.’s staff remaining from heal. I lost a couple of nerves Downing’s group of coaches. in my left arm, so I had to gain PARKER COTTON


UNC senior defensive end Marcus Lucas participates in pursuit drills during practice earlier this season. Grable said the decision to keep Lucas’ offer to play at UNC was an easy one to make. “We just couldn’t believe the news,” Grable said. “Coach Downing stuck to his word. He said, ‘We offered you a scholarship. If you recover from this and the doctors clear you, you’ve got a place to play.’” After his recovery, Lucas took a grayshirt from UNC, meaning he would be a mem-

ber of the team, but he wouldn’t be partaking in team activities or enrolled in classes — a maneuver used so that he could continue to rehab while maintaining his eligibility. Come the 2009 season, Lucas played in eight of the team’s 11 games. Since then, and including this season, Lucas has played in every game the Bears have had. So far this season, Lucas

Soccer to finish season at Kansas MICHAEL NOWELS

UNC’s soccer team takes the field one last time this season today in Lawrence, Kan. against the University of Kansas. The University of Northern Colorado will look to secure a winning record on the season after just missing the Big Sky Conference Championship tournament by a single point in the league standings. Senior goaltender Natalie D’Adamio, who gained another year of NCAA eligibility and will

return next fall, said she wants to prove the team’s worth. “I just want everyone to have fun, and also to show people what a great team we are,” D’Adamio said. “Even though we didn’t make the conference tournament, we’re still a great team, and we should have been out there.” The Bears will be facing yet another team from a marquee conference in the Jayhawks, who represent the Big 12. UNC has already faced Colorado and Nebraska, former Big 12 schools that transitioned to the

Pac-12 and Big Ten, respectively, last season. UNC head coach Tim Barrera said he thinks his team stacks up well against Kansas. “In some ways, it’s a decent matchup for us in that our defenders are good, so we can match up well that way,” Barrera said. “We have some speed up front against those teams with Brittany Dunn and Juliana Grover, players that are as athletic as those Big 12 players.” Barrera also said there is a more superstitious motivating factor for his team to finish above .500.

“This is it for our kids, and we want to finish with a winning record,” he said. “The only thing we don’t want to do is tie, because then we won’t like our record at all. It would be 6-6-6.” Senior defender Janelle Kramer said she especially wants to win and savor this match because it will be her last as a Bear. “It being my last game, I really just want to enjoy the game and enjoy my teammates,” she said. “I just really want to end on a good note.” Kick off for the final game of the season is scheduled for today at 3 p.m.

has 18 tackles and two and a half sacks — both of which are career-highs, and the sack total leads the Bears this year. “If you ask him to do it, with every fiber in his body, he’s going to try to do get done what you asked him to get done,” Collins said of his defensive end’s intensity on the field. “And he’s going to do it at a high energy and at a high pace, and that’s what you love about him. His motor is unbelievable.” And it’s that motor and passion for the game that Grable said is why Lucas was recruited in the first place. This many years later, Grable says, nothing’s changed. “It’s still there,” he said. “It’s even higher than it was when we saw him on high school film, so it doesn’t get much better than that.” As much physical intensity as Lucas showcases, senior defensive tackle Cody Gilmore said his personality is just the opposite. “Marcus is a good person,” Gilmore said. “He’s

silent, but his actions speak louder than his words. He’s a quiet, shy guy, but he means good always. He’s always got a smile on his face.” The overwhelming consensus of Lucas’ coaches and players is that one can’t say enough about the heart and determination Lucas has shown, not just to play football again, but simply just to walk and live a normal life. Lucas, a psychology major, said he’d like to be a clinical psychologist after graduation so that he could possibly help people with drug addictions. Regardless of what he ends up doing, Collins said Lucas has already overcome so much that anything else challenging will pale in comparison. “I wasn’t going to let this play that happened to me determine if I was going to play football again,” Lucas said with visible emotion on his face. “Because I’m a tough man. I was raised tough, and you gotta be tough when you grow up.”


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Student Senate Update

Senate discusses ways to boost university awareness within the state NICK EVANS As the counsel room in the University Center filled with the Student Senate representatives, the issues of advertising UNC’s strong academic colleges, whether to revise the academic systems current structure, how to inform students on the amendments included in this year’s election and effectiveness of this year’s Homecoming Parade took priority at the biweekly meeting. Mending the gap between campus and Greeley One of the biggest items discussed at Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting was

turning Greeley into a college town that fosters an atmosphere found on campuses in Fort Collins or Boulder. The city approved a budget to strengthen the connection between downtown Greeley to the university. Each intersection will require $500,000 in improvements, starting by breaking ground on 13th Street. The driving force behind this project is to boost university relations within the community of Greeley, which could boost the University of Northern Colorado’s capacity for larger enrollment. Promoting campus through social media A good portion of the rest

of meeting was spent on strategies to reach out to new students while also keeping alumni and current students involved. Four major fields of study that make UNC stand out include performing arts, business, education and health sciences. The university will promote these programs by emphasizing their academic excellence. UNC is also hiring individuals to develop marketing strategies. UNC will continue to improve its marketing plan across all aspects of media — most notably improving its social marketing campaign while still maintaining a strong advertising presence

in print, on the Internet, on television and on Facebook. Television makes up 32 percent of the school’s identity campaign. Denver International Airport also takes a notable chunk of 25 percent. Social media is an important part of the university’s marketing as there are 75 different UNC Facebook sites with roughly 28,000 total likes. A UNC mobile site can now be located at It offers the weather, dining room menus and upcoming events. Bear Biz offers businesses a free opportunity to connect to the university. The only request is to give student discounts and empha-

size Bear Pride. University academic structure Another major topic of discussion was changing the major and minor structure. One notable difference this semester is mass advising meetings. They eliminate the need of scheduling an appointment with an academic adviser, but they do sacrifice the attention students receive in a one-on-one environment. Senate also discussed raising students’ awareness on what classes they are taking. Many enroll in classes that do not pertain to their major. A more strict policy may get enforced in

the future. Election 2012 Senate also wants to make it a priority to keep students involved this election, specifically with Amendment S, which would implement certain testing methods for job applicants, restrict amount of finalists for a job and place limits on the hiring of temorary workers. Homecoming Parade For the next Fall Homecoming, a potential alternative to the parade was being discussed due to disappointing numbers from this year’s event. However, if interest is still shown by the organizations involved in Homecoming, then a parade can still happen.

Ensemble entertains audience Ensemble from Page 5 in the next piece composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Kim sung soprano, achieving very complicated vocal runs while accompanied by 23 musicians. She played an echo game with Marlee Ingle on the oboe. Pierce played a complex piano piece in the second movement. It ended when both Kim and Pierce came back out on stage and performed together. The applause at the end of this performance had both of them coming

back out on stage three times for encores. Frigyes Hidas composed the last piece, which had a very militant sound to it. The song seemed to tell a story, taking the audience along for the ride. It started out as a march. The trumpets had various mutes, and the percussion was very upbeat. The feeling changed in the next movement, to something darker. It painted the picture of a fallen hero or a desecrated battlefield. The timpani’s rolling thunder sounds created

a dark backdrop for the minor chords and slow pace. There was a sudden change moving into the third part, as if describing the chaos of going into battle. The French horns were pushing the beat almost into a panic, and the whole band seemed to get louder and louder. All of the members of this group are music majors, and some have plans to become professional musicians. By keeping the pace fast, they are preparing for life after school, when they will have very few

group practices before performances. “In the music industry, there is never enough time,” said Nicholas Kenny, a second-year master’s student from Indiana studying trumpet performance. At 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the UCCC, there will be a concert that combines the talent of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band to create a biyearly music festival. All of the UNC bands’ concerts are free admission for UNC students with a student ID.


Wendy Wright (left) and Cassie Platt, both senior anthropology majors, watch “ Zombieland” Wednesday night in the University Center.


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Local high school students debut multilingual show SARAH MOE

Students from the Greeley West High School and Greeley Central High school’s theatre group, Greeley El Teatro, want to change the world, and Thursday evening, they enlisted the help of UNC students.

The 20-student group performed their multilingual show, “Be The Change,” the title of which comes from the Ghandi quote “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” The high school students, many of whom are immigrants, wrote the show themselves based on personal experiences


El Teatro, a group with students from Greeley West and Greeley Central High Schools, performed their multilingual show “Be The Change” Thursday night. The students based the performance off personal experiences.

and experiences their families have had. When their group started, they had a bilingual show, performed in English and Spanish. Their current show is in 12 different languages. Lauren Koppel, social and developmental coordinator for the University Program Council, said El Teatro contacted UPC about performing its show at the university. “We want to connect students with the Greeley community,” Koppel said. “A goal of the UPC is to make students feel at home in Greeley. One way to do that is to introduce them to some of the culture in the city, including the immigrant population. The show was a readymade way to expose students to this part of Greeley culture.” El Teatro director Jessica Cooney introduced the show and group. The performance alternated between


Ryan Kruen (left), a sophomore math major, along with other math majors played with challenging puzzles at Tuesday night’s Gathering 4 Gardner to celebrate the life and work of Martin Gardner. The event was hosted by the UNC Math Club.

speaking and dancing from various cultures. “We formed seven years ago to give students a chance to tell their stories and a voice,” Cooney said. The speaking portions were divided into sections: being a friend is a way to be the change, struggling and suffering are a way to be the change, school and education give hope, people help the most and dreams for the future. Students cheered for one another during the

dances. These included a Karenni dance, Somali Bantu Shareero dance, Mexican ballet, Folklorico dance and Eritrean and Ethiopian Dances. There was also a solo of the Beatles song “Imagine” during a slide show of people from many cultures. The show ended with an audience Q-and-A session, where the answers ranged from the humorous — waking up early Saturday with no coffee for rehearsal — to the touching — stu-

dents wanting to succeed to thank their families for giving them opportunities. Cassidy McClees, a Greeley Central sophomore, said she hopes the show teaches UNC students about different cultures. “No matter who you are, you can help people be a better person and make a change,” McClees said. El Teatro performs regularly for school groups and will soon be taking its show to Georgia.

Trace Aktins, Todd Helton in attendance to pledge support Romney from Page 4 event were Colorado Congressman Bob Beauprez, country musician Trace Atkins, rock musician Kid Rock and Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton. All spoke about their backing for the Romney/Ryan ticket. “I feel they have the

strength, courage and the characteristics we need for the next four years,” Helton said. The final speaker before the nominees was Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico. The basis of Martinez’s speech was about Obama’s broken promises and the hope she

had for him running the country. “We all hoped he’d deliver on his promises because we all want America to succeed,” Martinez said. Martinez was joined by Atkins to introduce Ryan to the stage first. Ryan complimented his running mate’s leadership qualities.

“We’re not just picking the next president for the next four years,” Ryan said. “We are picking the direction and the course of our country for generations.” Romney’s closing remarks stressed Colorado will be the difference and can help bring change to America.

“It matters for your kids and their kids,” Romney said. “It matters to 23 million Americans who are struggling to get a good job. It matters for the future of our planet to have a nation like ours, the leader of the world, strong and robust with a strong military and a strong economy and strong values and strong

allies. It matters. We’re going to make it happen. Colorado, you need you to make it happen. We can do it together.” Romney and Ryan were not the sole candidates campaigning in Colorado this month. Vice President Joe Biden was in Greeley Oct. 17, and Obama made a stop in Denver Wednesday.

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Walk-on to captain: The Janelle Kramer story MICHAEL NOWELS

UNC senior defender Janelle Kramer has made quite a climb during her time in Greeley. After coming to the University of Northern Colorado as a walk-on player, she earned the honor of captainship each of her last two seasons for the Bears. Head coach Tim Barrera said he has seen that transformation come through hard work and a willingness to be coached. “There’s a maturity level that comes with her from the start,” Barrera

said. “She’s just really “I think it’s just good to built upon those things. be able to manage your She’s been an easy player time with school and sports. Also, just to coach, an easy to be around peoplayer to deal ple and learning with, a very good to communicate captain. She well and be a part works hard.” of a team.” The senior said Kramer saw she is appreciaher first action tive of the Janelle Kramer during her opportunity to be an athlete as well as a freshman year, when she student, and she will be was called upon after Megan able to use some lessons then-senior gained through soccer as Bellendir was injured. she moves into her career That season, Kramer as an elementary school played in 20 games and notched the first assist of teacher. “Being a student-ath- her career. She picked up another lete is one of the best gigs you can be in,” she said. assist against Hartford in

There’s a maturity level that comes with her from the start.

— Tim Barrera, UNC head soccer coach

2009 and has yet to score a goal as a Bear. But in her three years as a starter, Kramer has been a reliable defender for UNC, which senior goalkeeper Natalie D’Adamio said is invaluable in keeping the ball out of the net. “It’s just more comfortable having someone who’s played for so long

back there because you know what to expect,” D’Adamio said Tuesday after practice. “You know to expect great things from them.” Barrera also said that Kramer’s hard work and unique movement up through the Bears’ program allows her to be an effective leader for her teammates. “Where she’s a leader is how she’s going to work hard all the time, she’s going to listen to the coaches and so she kind of leads by example that way,” he said. “She can also relate to anyone in the locker room because

she came in as non-scholarship, and she went from no scholarship to a twoyear captain.” Kramer herself said that today’s game against Kansas is important to her because it will be her final game wearing the UNC blue and gold. “It would be great to finish strong our last game,” she said. “It would be a great way to go out, especially with not making the conference tournament. This week, we’re just enjoying the game of soccer and enjoying each other, just trying to put the last pieces together to hopefully end up with a


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‘Footnote’ leaves foot print on International Film Series Will CONNOLLY


Director: Joseph Cedar Run Time:103 min. Rated: PG Year: 2011


his Wednesday, the Lindou Auditorium featured an IFS screening of “Footnote,” an extremely fascinating Israeli film about a father’s envy of his son’s success and their fluctuating relationship. Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba), the main character of this film, is the overachieving son who has accomplished all of his goals and continues to rise the ladder of fame as a well-respected scholar. His father, scholar Uriel Shkolnik (Lior Ashkenazi), seems to be mute for the majority of the film because he has been so encompassed by his work for the past three decades. Thus, he no longer knows how to socialize in everyday society without major difficulty. All Uriel wants is recognition for his years of commitment to understanding an ancient Hebrew lan-

guage and to become the recipient of the coveted Israel Prize, given to those who have uncovered a new ideology in a specific area of study. His son is consistently receiving awards for excellence in his field of studies, much to his father’s disapproval. Director Joseph Cedar uses extreme close-up cinematography very well to depict a series of high-intensity conversations, one of which being when Eliezer is told that he was the one who was supposed to receive the Israel Prize instead of his father, and Eliezer is forced into a ironically tiny broom closet to have a meeting with esteemed members of the very corrupt board. In doing so, Eliezer gets into a heated argument with a member of the board who has deprived his father of receiving the award in years past. The conversation shoots back and

forth between the men’s faces as they argue incessantly, creating a feeling of hostility amongst the small room of colleagues, as well as members of the audience. Cedar uses an extremely playful soundtrack to perfection throughout the film, poking fun at the very mysterious, almost “Pink Panther”-like sequences playing out onscreen. In one of the most intriguing parts of the film, Eliezer is forced to write his father’s acceptance letter in exchange for keeping the blunder all to himself. In one sequence, Eliezer is writing, trying to find words to truly emulate his father’s career, and in the other sequence, Uriel is denouncing his son with ruthless passion in a newspaper article interviewing the stubborn old man on his false accomplishments. He calls his son an “empty vessel.” This is a great use of opposing emotions by the characters in the film. This truly tears Eliezer apart, in that he just stood up for his father’s legacy and is rewarded with his father’s very vocal displeasure of his life’s work. In keeping his prom-

ise to keep the mistake a secret, Eliezer is forced to deal with the daunting pressure if he should reveal the mistake to his father and tear apart his dreams or if he is doing the right thing by keeping it a secret. My reflection of this film makes me appreciate it more so now because there are so many underlying problems that I didn’t see upon my initial viewing. However, now that I’ve let the film resonate in my mind, the cleverness of the music synchronization combined with the irony in scenery make this twisted drama keep the audience enticed until the very end. I would highly recommend this film to any and all film-lovers. “Footnote” won Best Screenplay at the prestigious 2011 Cannes Film Festival, as well as being nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards. Next week, the IFS will be screening “Orphanage” at 7 p.m on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Lindou Auditorium. — Will Connolly is a senior journalism major and the assistant arts editor of The Mirror.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 Arts & Entertainment Calender Monday Oct. 29th

4:30-6:30 p.m. Student Recital featuring Jennifer Fritz in Kepner Hall

Tuesday Oct. 30th

7-9 p.m. UNC IFS: “Orphanage” in Michener Library 7:30-10 p.m. A Little Night Music: Readings of Scary Literature at UC

4:30-6 p.m. Student Recital featuring Christopher Baugh, percussion; Suzanne Elser, lyric soprano in Kepner Hall

7:30 am Performing Arts Series: “Parade” in Gray Hall

7:30 p.m. UNC @ UCCC Series: University Choirs Concert at Union Colony Civic Center

6:30 p.m. Semana De Los Muertes: “Mayan Renaissance” Film in Gunter Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 31st

4:30-7 p.m. Joint Student Recital: Alessandro Pineda, jazz guitar; Han Sol King, guitar and Kevin Miles, bass; Kate Skinner, jazz piano in Frazier Hall

Thursday, Nov. 1st

7:30 p.m. UNC @ UCCC Series: Western States Honor Orchestra Festival featuring the University Symphony Orchestra at Union 7-9/ 9:15-11:15 p.m. UNC IFS: “Orphanage” in Michener Library


John Lafferty, a junior history major, shows off his costume Thursday night during the History Club’s costume party fundraiser at Kress Cinema & Lounge.

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