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Students watch as Ohio goes to President Obama, winning him the 2012 Presidential Election, Tuesday night in the Campus Recreation Center.
Arts Craft on campus Members from Phi Lambda Chi benefit Relay for Life. PAGE 8
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Campus rec center hosts election watch party LAUREL CASEY email@example.com An Election Day party was hosted in an auxiliary gym in the UNC Campus Recreation Center Tuesday for students, staff and community members who wanted to find a place to watch the election results. Blue and red glitterstreamers lined the doorway that led to a red, white and blue carnival-like setup full of games, food and a huge projection screen streaming the latest results. To get students involved at the event, the University Program Council and associated event planners had games and activities set up that participants could get tickets for and trade for prizes. Activities included a
sumo-wrestling ring, pin the tail on the donkey or elephant, disc throw, trivia and a chance for people to fill out their own electoral ballot. “I think it’s important that people my age vote and inform themselves about politics,” said Anastasia Mesner, a freshman elemen-
tary education major. “There is so much information at our fingertips and opportunities to get involved.” UPC, Student Senate and the Residence Hall Association collaborated to host the event and used Twitter and Facebook to get the word out there. These
organizations also attended committee meetings to pitch the event, which attracted about 150 people. “I worked on the details and coordination of this event with Lauren Koppel, a social and developmental coordinator at UPC,” said Pat Nixon, a graduate assis-
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Bailey Sorrel, a freshman theatre education major, watches nervously as CNN projects the winner of the 2012 Presidential Election in the Campus Recreation Center.
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tant for UPC. “We have a great turnout, and it is great to see young people interested in the election this year — this is a great way to see the votes roll in and see where our country is headed.” Not all guests at this event were headstrong about a particular candidate or interested in seeing every second of the news coverage — some just wanted to have fun and enjoy getting together on campus in a fun environment that celebrated such an important night in history. “I am here because I think this is a great event to get people together to support American politics and have fun at the same time,” said Spany Mburunyeme, a freshman international affairs major. Some of the attendees found it promising to see so many college-aged people engaged and interested in politics. “I think election events are excellent for informing the public and a great way to meet people with different opinions,” said Jennie Fischer, a freshman theatre design and technology major. “I don’t have cable, so this was a great way for me to be informed and involved.” Although the party ended before the final votes were counted and the president of the United States was named, those who gathered for food, fun and entertainment in a warm and inviting atmosphere seemed to appreciate the efforts made by event staff to get students involved in politics on campus.
Calendar Friday, Nov. 9 3- 4:30 p.m. Sigma Delta Pi Hosts Poetry Reading in the University Center Spruce ABC. 7 – 9 p.m. “Fight Like A Girl” Self-Defense Seminar in the University Center Columbine Suites. Saturday, Nov. 10 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. UPC Presents: Madden Xbox Tournament in the University Center Columbine and Aspen Suites. Monday, Nov. 12 All Week - Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week. All Week - Tobacco Awareness Week Begins. Tuesday, Nov. 13 All Week - Pi Lambda Chi Golden Chi Week Begins. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tobacco Awareness Week: We Want A Tobacco Free UNC in the University Center first floor. 1 – 3 p.m. Engaged Scholarship Symposium in the University Center ballrooms. 7 – 10 p.m. Pi Lambda Chi’s “Amazing Race for the Cure” in the University Center Aspen C. 7 – 9 p.m. Schulze Speaker Series: Lorilee Sandmann, Ph.D. - “Cracks in the Ivory Tower” in the University Center Panorama Room. Wednesday, Nov. 14 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3rd Annual Women’s Conference in the University Center. 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Dining Services Cooking Demo @ TK: Leftover Turkey in the Tobey-Kendel Dining Hall. Thursday, Nov. 15 2 – 4 p.m. Tobacco Awareness Week: Kickin’ Butts Campus Clean Up Challenge 2012 University Center. 4 – 6 p.m. “Metallica Muse” Aims Jewelry Show Exhibit in the Mari Michener Gallery.
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Romney supporters need to be graceful losers, respect Obama With the elections over, it is no shocker part of the population is happy, and the other is not happy. For those who voted for Mitt Romney, although you are disappointed, it is time to face the fact that he is not president. Instead of blaming those who disagree with your political views, it is time to respect the man your fellow Americans voted into office. The leader of this nation needs to be respected. Blaming people who voted for Barack
Obama is not going to matter. He is our president for the next four years; just deal with it. Regardless of what reasons you had to vote against Obama, he has qualities, opinions and stances others believe in. The country has spoken, and it has either said Romney is not the solution or that there was not a problem in keeping Obama in office. This is the feel of the majority of our country. If Romney were to have won, wouldn’t you have expected those
who voted against Romney to respect Romney as the president? Just because you don’t agree with the political stances of the leader of this country does not mean you should be completely disrespectful. The strongest voice in this country is a person’s vote. Well, the public has spoken, and it showed the majority agrees more with Obama than any other candidate, and if people are going to have the best interest of their fellow Americans,
they should respect the interest and wants of the majority rather than personal views. The biggest problem with elections is how torn the country gets over someone whose power is still controlled by the checks and balances system. Now that elections are over, it is time for us to become a united country, back our leader and strive to make this country the best it can be, not as liberals or conservatives, but as Americans.
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American political machine requires major tune-up Michael NOWELS
uesday night when the presidential election result was announced, I was working at the Coffee Corner in Turner Hall as I unabashedly beamed and raised my fist in celebration, breaking the façade of “unbiased barista.” Some of you joined me in rejoicing, and others of you hung your heads in disappointment. Regardless of reactions, though, it is time now to pick up the pieces left by the campaign season. Perhaps it is because I was young at the time, but I don’t recall seeing such stubborn partisanship as we have now in American politics prior to the 2000 election. Entering that election, we were not
in a war, had a strong economy and were moving forward on social issues, all under a president who nobody accused of being a saint but also who nobody accused of being an extremist or an idiot. The past two administrations have been demonized by the opposing party, whether warranted or not. After 9/11, Americans came together in support of their nation, but we haven’t seen national political unity on that scale since. Hurricane Katrina came close until Kanye West said what we were all apparently thinking — President Bush’s delayed reaction was because he doesn’t care about black people. The 2008 election was divisive, somewhat changing my perception of the candidates. This election has stirred an emotion in me that is much greater than that of four years ago. All the negativity from candidates and special interest groups
has been disappointing to watch. Such sensationalized and reactionary reporting as was employed in this election is unacceptable. I am ashamed of those who used apolitical actions by candidates as evidence against their campaign. According to the New York Times, more than $1.6 billion was spent on the presidential campaign by the two major parties alone. Though that amount wouldn’t put much of a dent in the national debt, imagine the good that could be done with those funds plus the money spent by special interest groups. It’s time the government implements more control of campaign spending and messages. Adjusting campaign rules could also decrease the gap between the top two parties and third-party campaigns — and rightfully so. Since when are more options and broader perspectives negatives? Both candidates in their post-
election speeches insisted on the importance of politicians working together, regardless of party affiliation. But realistically, how can such aisle-reaching be attained when we beat the hell out of each other every four years? A few less-educated conservatives’ brains are so battered they’ve threatened to move to Canada — where milk comes in a bag and medicine comes from the government — due to programs such as universalized healthcare. I’ll always remember this presidential election; it was the first in which I’ve been of voting age. But what will stick in my mind is the appearance of the first significant cracks in my faith in American politics. Now is the time for Americans — politicians and citizens alike — to repair those fractures in each of us and in our nation. — Michael Nowels is a junior elementary education major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.
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RHA launches campaign to target bullying on campus TESSA BYRNS email@example.com The anti-bullying campaign is getting a makeover thanks to the Housing and Residential Life staff. “We organized the ‘B Kind: Recognize’ event in November because we thought it would be perfect timing because Thanksgiving is right around the corner,” said Larissa Romero-Perry, a graduate assistant for social justice. “It’s just a great way to let students recognize those who are most important to them and give thanks to those people.” The campaign has heated up in recent years because celebrities like Demi Lovato have spoken out on how bul-
lying affected her, and organizations such as Love is Louder have aimed to send a statement on what young people go through with their peers. To help stop the spread of bullying, the Housing and Residential Life staff hosted the event “B Kind: Recognize” Monday in the University Center. The event showcased how students are thankful for their friends and family by writing a note of kindness to someone the student cares about. “Instead of an anti-bullying or anti-something statement, I wanted to be pro something,” Romero-Perry said. “I wanted it to be positive. I want students to recog-
nize who they appreciate and who has helped them in their lives — who they’re thankful for.” This is the first time this event has been showcased for students, and RomeroPerry is hoping it’s the first of many yet to come. “It is the first year that the Housing and Residential Life staff have put something like this together, and I’m hoping we can do it again next year,” Romero- Perry said. “I want to make it better because this was kind of rushed and lastminute.” Also, the fact that the event is taking place in November before students head home for the Thanksgiving holiday is no accident. The idea also came from witnessing some bullylike behavior in the dining halls. With so many students being surrounded by others, conflict is almost inevitable. “I noticed that whenever
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Anna Korbel, a senior psychology and special education major, and Ellen Clarke, a junior elementary education, show their support for the anti-bullying campaign. someone drops something in the dining hall, everyone claps, and that’s a form of bullying,” Romero-Perry said. “Instead of an anti-bul-
lying campaign centered around that, I wanted to raise awareness and have everyone, every student, say or write something that they
are thankful for.” Students who participated in the event found it to be helpful not only to themselves but to other students who have been in similar bullying situations as they had. “I have had challenges in my own life, and it was helpful to have someone there to say something encouraging,” said Brenden Quesenberry, a UNC alumnus. Other students agreed with Quesenberry about helping each other cope with situations involving bullies. “I have an extensive history with bullying, so I like to focus on the positive things in those situations instead of the negative,” said Ellen Clark, a junior elementary education major. “I think the event would’ve been better if they had laid out envelopes so people could send their notes to people also. That would’ve been fun.”
Seminar to teach selfdefense techniques SAMANTHA HUDSPETH firstname.lastname@example.org Third degree black belts from Alpha Martial Arts will take to campus from 6-9 p.m. today in the University Center to help women defend themselves against a threatening situation. University of Northern Colorado’s chapter of Mortar Board will hold a “Fight Like A Girl” selfdefense seminar in the Columbine suites and is open to girls and women ages 10 and older.
The seminar’s ultimate purpose is to teach women basic self-defense techniques to minimize physical attacks against women. This event will not be a lecture; it will focus on interactive activity, with the goal being to give girls and women a sense of confidence and security. Michael Wax, an instructor for the seminar and coowner and head instructor at Alpha Martial Arts, discussed the techniques that will be demonstrated. See Self-defense, Page 10
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School of Music composes an innovative jazz sound ODIL MACIAS email@example.com
About 170 people gathered Wednesday evening at the UNC School of Music in Frasier Hall to listen to Ryan Middagh, accompanied by other musicians, play his own composition of arranged songs. Middagh, who is working toward his doctorate in music, presented his jazz recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for his degree. “(It was) probably one of the best recitals I have seen since I have been at UNC,” said Noel Billups, a sophomore math major with an
emphasis in computer science. The musicians who accompanied Middagh as he played his baritone saxophone were Jeff Coffin, playing tenor saxophone; David Moore, Jordan Skomal and Cory Swift playing trumpets; Adam Bartczak playing trombone; Karl Markgraf playing guitar; Ben Markley playing piano; Myles Sloniker playing bass; Tom Giampietro playing drums; and Brian Claxton playing auxiliary percussion. The jazz recital was funded in part by the Community Foundation Arts Alive! Fund, which helped Middagh bring in his guest musicians — Coffin is from Tennessee and
Giampietro is from Massachusetts. Coffin is a professional saxophonist, composer and educator who has won three Grammys. Giampietro was an original member of Coffin’s jazz band and is also is a composer who has performed with many well-known artists like Tim O’Brien. “(Giampietro) has been a great mentor to me,” Middagh said. “In my mind, he is one of the best educators of jazz alive, and he has really helped me to come along in my very beginning of jazz studies. And Jeff and I had the opportunity of working together and arranging music together, and he has
offered a lot of insight into my musical career.” The seven songs performed were named after local beer. The recital began with “Master Thief,” followed by “Easy Street,” “Common Ground,” “Chunkin’ Pumpkin,” “Yeti,” “Lips of Faith” and “Oskar Blues.” “The relation to beer and my songs is in the process to create both of them,” Middagh said. “It takes a lot of time, craft and a level of artistry.” Many music professors, the musicians’ families and friends and several University of Northern Colorado students were a large part of the audience.
“The music and arrangements were awesome,” said Alex Sivers, a freshman jazz studies major. “I really enjoyed the drummer because of his non-conventional style — he surprises the listeners.” Dana Landry, UNC’s Director of Jazz Studies, was also present at the recital and recognized the talent, but more importantly, he made note of the hard work students put in to accomplish the musical skills of playing an instrument at a high level, as well as composing and arranging a musical piece. “To listen to arrangements and compositions done by stu-
dents is both rewarding and inspiring,” Landry said. “Rewarding because I get to know them as students and rewarding because you are seeing what the next generation of musicians is able to do.” When Middagh had finished playing his songs, the audience stood to applaud his work. Middagh then pointed with his finger as to say, “One more,” and the musicians continued to play “A Half Sleep,” a jazz song off Coffin’s latest album. The musicians are in the process of recording an album with Middagh’s composed and arranged songs.
‘Gasland’ makes groundbreaking discoveries, strikes far too close to home Will CONNOLLY
MOVIE REVIEW Gasland Director: Josh Fox Run Time:107 min. Rated: NR Year: 2010
olorado is considered to have some of the freshest and most uncontaminated water in the entire United States, but after viewing this documentary, I am beginning to think otherwise. Nominated for Best Documentary at the 2011 Academy Awards and winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, “Gasland” is a film that uncovers the truth behind “fracking” in rural
areas of the United States and its effects on natural resources, animals and most importantly, people. For those of you who, like me prior to watching this documentary, know nothing of “fracking” or its definition, it’s the process of natural gas and chemicals making their way into sanitary drinking water due to energy companies digging in the ground for natural sources of energy. In the beginning of this
film, I was not completely sold on the idea that this was such a major issue in our society, especially considering the monotone, seemingly overly-dramatic voiceover by writer/director Josh Fox throughout the film. However, after seeing the effects that natural gas pollution has on such a large population of the American people, this is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately. In one scene in which Fox visits a rural household in Weld County and lights fire to a sanitary drinking faucet, I realized that this phenomenon was taking place in my very own community. Fox went on to visit a multitude of natural gas dig sites across the Midwest, including the likes of
Garfield County, which lies just outside Grand Junction. Fox provides a very scientific analysis as to why this is such a problem in our society, but no analysis was needed after hearing the countless testimonials of fellow landowners who had suffered immensely due to the health risks associated with living in such proximity to these dig sites. The extreme pain and irreversible sickness that is inflicted on these people who have no knowledge of their imminent threat seems almost like chemical warfare. Residents truly have nowhere to go considering they are surrounded by hazardous chemicals in the air so that no one wants to buy their land and are in turn
forced to endure the hardships of living on this toxic wasteland. Fox incorporates a very quirky soundtrack to poke fun at this very serious issue. At one point, he even puts on a gas mask and plays his very own banjo right in front of a very large dig site in Wyoming, mocking the fact that energy companies apparently give little notice to the fact that this cash crop is bringing harm to a large number of the American people. This was a very wellmade documentary, reaching out to a large majority of the U.S. population that is directly affected by this epidemic and needs help finding a safer way to produce natural gas. It was a bit slow at parts when talking to some
state councilmen and whatnot, but Fox made up for it with his fantastic cinematography of the film, creating a sense of disjointed movements on the screen which played a perfect role in portraying the dangerous situations at hand. Fox has planned to make a visit to UNC at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the University Center Ballrooms to talk about the subject of hydraulic fracturing in Colorado. The speaking engagement is free and open to the public. Tickets are available free through the UNC ticket office, which can be contacted at 970-351-4849. — Will Connolly is a senior journalism major and the assistant arts editor of The Mirror.
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Volleyball sweeps Eastern Washington
Nov. 9 - Nov. 16 Friday, Nov. 9 Women’s Basketball vs Air Force 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10 Football at Weber State 1:35 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs Southwest (N.M.) 1:05 p.m. Wrestling vs Nebraska 6 p.m. at Greeley Central Volleyball vs Portland State 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13 Volleyball vs Colorado State 7 p.m. *Senior night Women’s Basketball at Colorado State 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15 Men’s Basketball at Cal Poly 8 p.m. Volleyball at Southern Utah 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 16 Swimming & Diving Wildcat Diving Invitational All day
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UNC senior outside hitter Kelley Arnold (17) jumps to spike the ball while sophomore outside hitter Tambre Haddock (15) readies for the Eagles to block Thursday. RACHEL TURNOCK firstname.lastname@example.org After the UNC volleyball team walked away with a 3-2 win Monday at home against North Dakota, the momentum continued with a sweep against Eastern Washington Thursday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. The University of Northern Colorado (19-8, 125 Big Sky) did not sweep Eastern Washington
University (4-24, 4-13) easily, though. In the final set, it was the Eagle’s offense that shined brighter than it did during the entire match. The Bears traded off points with the Eagles but didn’t give up, winning 28-26. There was a great amount of momentum and rallies going on during the last few moments of the third set. “In practice, we actually do a lot of drills where we have to earn things, so I think
playing out those long rallies really helps because it kind of takes us back to practice,” said senior outside hitter Kelley Arnold, who had nine kills Thursday to go with her 18 kills on Monday. “It’s something we’ve kind of been working on throughout practice and it was easier to play those long rallies because we’re used to it.” UNC had a very strong offense throughout the match, during which sophomore middle blocker Andrea Spaustat contributed greatly with 12 kills and a .450 attack percentage. During both the second and third set, the Eagle’s offense picked up and the Bears had a strong response back at them. “We just had to adjust our shots, and we’ve really been working on switching up how we hit in practice because it’s late in the season and everyone knows your typical shots, so when they start adjusting, all you have to do is just adjust as well,” Spaustat said. The Bears’ offense played a huge part in the win against Eastern Washington, however, UNC’s defense had a hard time adjusting to the offense
that the Eagles offered. “I thought we were hesitating quite a bit in game one, and I’m not sure why, and it actually continued throughout the match,” head coach Lyndsey Oates said. “I wasn’t real excited about our defensive effort tonight and there just wasn’t much flow on defense.” Portland State University (18-10, 14-3) will take on UNC next. The Vikings are locked in for the Big Sky Conference Championship tournament, and are cur-
rently in second place in the standings. With only two home games left before the tournament, Oates talked about how the team will prepare for the match. “We have to be much better,” Oates said. “(Friday) is going to be a tough practice because we got to be more disciplined in several areas defensively to be able to compete against a better team.” The Bears will host the Vikings at 7p.m. Saturday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.
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UNC sophomore middle blocker Brianna Strong (6), freshman setter Allie Hutcheson (2) and senior outside hitter Kelley Arnold (17) line up as senior setter Marissa Hughes serves.
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Questioning theatrical craft: Q&A with ‘Parade’ TARA HAGEN email@example.com
Several members of UNC’s production of “Parade” sat down with The Mirror this week to discuss the inner workings of the dramatic musical. Included in the interview are sophomore acting major Megan Cournoyer, who plays Mary Phagan; junior musical theatre major Cashelle Butler, who plays Lucille Frank; senior musical theatre major Francis Corby, who plays Hugh Dorsey; and junior musical theatre major Rachel Richards, who was the choreographer. The Mirror: In your opinion, what was the
hardest part of this production? Cournoyer: “I found the hardest part and also one of the most rewarding parts having to research the historical facts behind the play. Many characters, and my character especially, were real people.” Richards: “The hardest part of putting this show up was translating it into such a small space. It was important to make the audience feel like they were right in the action without being too in their face. Finding the balance was tough.” Butler: “Being a part of this production was both extremely challenging and rewarding. I think it is difficult to really dive
into a piece of work such as ‘Parade’ and allow you to be completely invested in a world that isn’t always pleasant and happy but realistic and gritty.” The Mirror: What was the most exciting part of this production? Corby: “Working with Matthew Herrick because he allowed us as actors to take the show to the next level emotionally, which is exactly what this show needs.” Butler: “I really loved the entire process of this production.” Cournoyer: “I have really loved getting to work with this cast and creative team.” Richards: “The most exciting part of this production was seeing it all come together for the first time in the rehearsal room. Matthew Herrick and I looked at each other and said, ‘Man, we really have a show.’ That was a great moment.” The Mirror: How long were you in rehearsals for this show? Cournoyer: “I think 8 weeks or so — since early September.” The Mirror: How did you prepare for your role in “Parade”? Butler: “I spent a lot of time working with the script — analyzing the language, breaking down the scenes so that I was really aware of my objectives and journaling as Lucille to capture the
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Bottom Left: Junior musical theatre major Cashelle Butler plays female lead role Lucille Frank, who is enjoying a picnic on stage. Above: Senior musical theatre major Francis Corby (right) plays Hugh Dorsey who reacts to the governor and his wife. Below: Sophmore acting major Megan Cournoyer plays Mary Phagan who speaks with Leo Frank in his office about challenging events to come in later scenes. The mysterious death of Phagan introduces the main source of conflict within the plot, which dovetails into issues surrounding race, gender and ethnicity. emotions honestly. Corby: “The use of emotional recall of my past was very useful in this show because, having grown up in Tennessee, this show was very personal to me.” Cournoyer: “I did a ton of research before rehearsals started — I utilized many online resources and read most of a book called ‘And the Dead Shall Rise,’ which gives a thorough account of the trial of Leo Frank as well as going into detail about each person involved.” The Mirror: Why should people see “Parade”? Cournoyer: “It is an incredibly beautiful, heart-wrenching story that is part of America’s history.” Butler: “I think that the themes, such as the
media’s influence on society, the need for justice in a grieving community and fighting for what one believes in, are matters that audiences everywhere can relate to.” Corby: “If not for the Tony Award-winning music of Jason Robert Brown or the Tony
Award-winning book of Alfred Uhry, then for the phenomenal performances of Cashelle Butler and Andrew Russell, who play Leo and Lucille Frank.” For more information about tickets, contact the Performing Arts Box Office at 970-351-2200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Michener read-in offers historic look into past presidents LAUREN SURBRUGG email@example.com To celebrate the anticipated Election Day, UNC and Michener Library hosted another read-in for the University of Northern Colorado community. Tuesday’s theme, in accordance with the presidential election, was voices of past presidents. On the first Tuesday of every month, students and faculty are invited to read aloud according to that month’s specific genre. Since the first Tuesday of November landed on Election Day, readers were asked to share their stories relating to presidents. “This ties to the election
well by reflecting on people who are not currently participating in the 2012 election,” said Jeri Kraver, an English professor. Readers shared excerpts and stories written by past presidents like George Washington, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. To start the Election Day read-in, JoBeth Dailey, a senior English education major, read from George Washington’s “Rules of Civility.” Dailey chose this piece because Washington wrote it himself. Dailey read the different rules that Washington had created to be a productive member of society. “I feel these ethics and values are still relevant today,”
Dailey said. “It also gives us an idea of where we came from as a country.” Dailey participated in this read-in because she is passionate about the election, and she is an avid reader. Lisa Zimmerman, an assistant professor of English, took the podium next to read an excerpt from a speech written by John F. Kennedy. She decided to read from Kennedy’s commencement address at Amherst College about the late Robert Frost. Frost had just died recently before the time of this speech, so Kennedy discussed his involvement with Amherst College. Before she read, Zimmerman, who has published poetry, showed a photograph of Kennedy and his son
and explained how she would like to write a poem about the photo someday. Therefore, she chose this speech because it celebrated another poet. Readers continued to share different passages through the afternoon of Election Day. Kraver said she enjoys listening to all the readers because it allows her to hear a variety of works about the same topic. “The selections tell me about the readers,” Kraver said. “I love hearing what people share because it lets me get to know them.” Kraver organizes the readin every month and encourages students to sign up to read for any of the following read-ins the rest of the year. The December read-in will take place Dec. 4.
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Alex Shockley, a senior education and English major, speaks at the Election Day read-in at Michener Library.
Phi Lambda Chi treats students to array of jewelry SAMANTHA HUDSPETH firstname.lastname@example.org Cool music, snacks and fashionable jewelry created a welcoming atmosphere for people who came to Phi Lambda Chi’s Jewelry Extravaganza Wednesday at Scott-Willicoxon Hall. All jewelry was $5 and part of the proceeds went to Relay For Life. Brittany Herrington, a senior elementary education major, put on the event alongside her sorority sisters to benefit Relay For Life, a cause to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. “I’m graduating in December; this year was my last relay, and it helps give my sorority sisters innovative
ways to raise money,” Herrington said. Herrington also mentioned cancer has hit her close to home when she said she lost a grandfather to cancer. Taylor Rivera-Jaquez, an exploring freshman, was drawn to the event for the affordable and fashionable array of jewelry. That seemed to be the thought of other students as they explored the different colors and styles. Rivera-Jaquez was also pleased with the organization of the jewelry. “I like the color coordination,” said Rivera–Jaquez. Walls were covered with accessories of every color, ranging from the brightest yellow to the deepest purples and blues.
Corina Hierro, a junior journalism major, enjoyed her experience and the atmosphere of the affair. With music, snacks and jewelry displayed on virtually every wall, it was defi-
nitely great for downtime. “It’s really chill — really welcoming,” Hierro said. “There’s definitely nice jewelry. It’s great, especially for a girl like me who loves jewelry.”
Attendees said Phi Lambda Chi Latina sorority couldn’t have picked a better time to host this event. “Treating yourself to some cute and affordable accessories is a great way to
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Nereida Serrano, a senior sociology major, takes a moment to see the variety of jewelry in Scott-Willicoxon Hall. The event was hosted Wednesday by Phi Lambda Chi.
blow off steam after midterms and just relax,” Rivera-Jaquez said. The jewelry was seen as great birthday presents for friends, especially because of the affordable price, vibrant colors and charming style. Not to mention the holiday season is right around the corner, this was seen as the perfect opportunity to buy stylish pieces of jewelry for friends and family. “More people came than I expected,” Herrington said. “But there is always room to improve your success. While the jewelry extravaganza is not going to be an annual event, it was a great way for students to spend an hour or two browsing and buying quality jewelry for a great price and a great cause.”
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UNC’s football team looks to string together a pair of wins as it heads out to Ogden, Utah, for a Big Sky match-up with rival Weber State. The University of Northern Colorado (3-6, 2-4 Big Sky) will carry confidence into the game after scoring 22 unan-
swered points in a comeback victory at Portland State Saturday. “We’re starting to come together as a team and it feels good to get victories,” senior wide receiver Dominic Gunn said. “We just have to carry it on to the next week’s. It really boosts our morale, especially a big comeback like that, so we just have to keep it rolling.”
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Gunn was the catalyst to the comeback as he returned a third-quarter punt 83 yards for a touchdown to close the gap to 11 points, gaining momentum for the Bears. The defense also stepped up, allowing zero points after the 9:51 mark of the third quarter. Senior linebacker Herve TonyeTonye said his group was fed up with being beaten. “We just said, ‘Enough is enough,’” Tonye-Tonye said. “We came out a little flat. Our coaches made some great adjustments, and we came out in the second half with some great energy and great demeanor.” Weber State (1-8, 1-5) will likely come out with good energy as well, though, because Saturday marks the Wildcats’ senior day. But increased intensity may not be enough for a team that scores just 18.3 points per game while allowing 32.9
to opponents. UNC’s arrow is pointing up, according to its point differential over the last three games. The Bears have gone 2-1 over the last three games against Idaho State, Northern Arizona and Portland State, outscoring the trio of Big Sky clubs by a total of 94-55 and 53-17 in the second halves of the contests. Head coach Earnest Collins Jr. said after practice Tuesday his team must desire that feeling of success. “When you have the chance to get some success, you’ve got to stay hungry,” Collins said. “You just have to remind them, ‘Which feeling do you like more — the feeling from NAU or the feeling from Portland State?’” With Weber State’s defense surrendering 190.2 yards per game rushing, UNC may be able to improve on its hum-
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UNC junior linebacker Conor Sparacio matches up against a teammate during practice this week. bling rushing average — just 2.8 yards per rush. The confidence gained over the past few weeks could be a positive for the Bears, but Tonye-Tonye said he and his squad must remain focused on the task at hand. “It definitely boosted
up our confidence, but we can’t get overly confident or too cocky,” he said. “We’ve just got to keep grinding, keep working and doing our jobs.” Kickoff is slated for 1:35 Saturday at Elizabeth Dee Shaw Stewart Stadium in Ogden, Utah.
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2012 Colorado Election Results Congressional District 4 — This was a tough race for any Democratic challenger facing a strongly Republican district. Shaffer was hit very hard with re-districting this year, which saw him lose Larimer County, home to Fort Collins and many Democratic votes. No real surprise here: Since 1992, a Democrat has won CD-4 only once. Cory Gardner – Rep. (Incumbent) 59 percent with 175,740 votes Brandon Shaffer – Dem. 36 percent with 107,294 votes Colorado House District 50 — Weld County’s house district 50 saw the incumbent challenged by Skip Carlson. This win for Dave Young just comes down to campaigning. At the end of the day, he
did a better job and put in more time and effort, coming away with a big win for a Democrat in such a Republican-heavy district. Dave Young – Dem (Incumbent) 61.4 percent with 13,636 votes Skip Carlson – Rep 38.6 percent with 8,571 votes Amendment S — This would change the hiring process for local government employees by making the interview process more competitive and offering breaks for veterans. Yes: 56 percent with 1,074,857 votes No: 44 percent with 854,706 votes Amendment 64 — Legalized marijuana for people older than 21. Don’t
expect this amendment to last long; it could be met with extreme hostility from the federal government. Yes: 54 percent with 1,139,184 votes No: 46 percent 974,614 votes Amendment 65 — Colorado and Montana were the only two states with this amendment on the ballot. It was intended to send a message to the federal government to overturn Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, giving political action committees political influence. Yes: 73 percent with 1,485,177 votes No: 27 percent with 59,349 votes
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Men’s hoops opens Saturday DAYMEON VAUGHN email@example.com This Saturday, the UNC men’s basketball team begins the season battling against Southwest (N.M.). After its 99-61 exhibition victory Tuesday versus University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the University of Northern Colorado is optimistic it is ready to make a major improvement in the season ahead. “Were trying to make a statement that we’re a different team from last year,” sophomore forward Brenden Keane said. “We’re definitely more mature then we were last season, and we want it to be known that we’re an allaround team, offensively and defensively .” The Bears are looking to dominate the game in all phases when playing the Mustangs, especially in the
paint with their now-experienced forwards also keeping the game at a high pace. “We want to push the ball — we want it to be fast; we want to get out and in for sure,” Keane said. “When we get into the half-court offense, we definitely want to take our time and not have any stupid turnovers — just run our offense, and we should be able to score easily.” The confidence level around the team is high, and that starts with head coach B.J. Hill. “We’re talented enough that if we play right, there are not a lot of teams on our schedule that we can’t play with,” Hill said. “I’m more worried about our guys growing up and maturing mentally because when we are tuned in, we’re pretty good, so I’m more worried about us.” From the game Tuesday, UNC looked sharp, limiting their turnovers and trying to
express itself as a potentially powerful team. “I’m trying to build on the habits that we need to be successful,” Hill said. “We want to play right — that’s a key phrase we’ve been using with this team. We want to defend, we want to rebound, we want to take care of the basketball.” UNC has grown at all positions this year, allowing for an interesting outlook for what will be displayed on the hardwood Saturday. “This is new beginnings for us — creating a culture that is dominate in the Big Sky is the goal,” sophomore guard Tim Huskisson said. “Keane and (Connor) Osborne are two guys that know the game of basketball very well and do their part to get us guards open where we can catch and look down in the post for points.” Game time is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Satruday at ButlerHancock Sports Pavilion.
‘Fight Like a Girl’ to help women defend themselves Self Defense from Page 4 “Great out-of-the-box defenses to use and help to create a sense of empowerment,” Wax said of what will be featured. Along with instructing throughout the event, Wax will also double as the attacker that the women will practice fending off. All of this will be in a controlled environment. However, the world is an unpredictable place, and learning self-defense can make a safer environment for everyone. “Teaching women how to protect themselves is a big step toward minimizing attacks,” Wax said. “In addi-
tion, when women feel confident that they can protect themselves and avoid dangerous situations, it improves the community as a whole, making it a more attractive place for kids and adults.” Michael and Shelby Wax are instructing the program. Also participating in the event is Jennifer Wax, a UNC senior dietetics major. “Shelby was a victim of assault in high school,” Michael said. “She feels if she can teach girls and women anything about defending themselves it would be beneficial.” Jennifer also has some personal reasons for her
involvement — to help better prepare women if they were to ever face a threatening situation. “When I was younger, I had a really traumatic experience, so I took Kid Empower,” Shelby said. “I have a 12 yearold sister, and I wouldn’t want her to go through what I did. The world is scary if you feel like you can’t defend yourself.” In light of the recent Jessica Ridgeway tragedy, this is an opportune time for girls and women to learn about the dangers that can be presented with not knowing how to defend themselves and how to eliminate that threat. The “Fight Like
A Girl” program is a unique opportunity for students and girls and women throughout
the community to take power back into their hands. Participants can regis-
ter by calling 720-9397070 or by going online at fightlikeagirlco.com.