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News Student Senate results announced The preliminary winners of last week’s Student Senate elections have been named. PAGE 7

Arts Where for art thou, record? Students gather Friday to break the world record for Shakespearean recital. PAGE 9

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Injured UNC student dies night after candlelight vigil SARA VAN CLEVE Ross Higuchi, a freshman at the University of Northern Colorado, was seriously injured early Saturday morning during a post-initiation party at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. DTD members confirmed at 12:11 a.m. Wednesday that Higuchi died Tuesday night as a result of complications from his injury. Students, the Greeley community, family members and friends gathered at the hospital and at a candlelight vigil to show support for a UNC fraternity member.

Higuchi fell from the second-floor balcony of the DTD chapter house, 1602 11th Ave., at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. It was unclear if he jumped or if the fall was an accident, and the investigation is ongoing. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor. Following the incident, friends and family gathered at the North Colorado Medical Center to show support for Higuchi and his family and to wait for any news on his condition. A member of DTD, who requested to remain anonymous, said about 70 people were in the waiting room of the intensive care unit at NCMC Sunday night

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supporting Higuchi and praying for his recovery. Ryan Eakins, a high school friend of Higuchi, said he drove from Colorado State University in Fort Collins to be there for his friend and Higuchi’s family during this time. “He’s basically family,” Eakins said. “He’d do the same thing for us.” Nate Haas, a spokesman for UNC, made a statement regarding the incident. “We are concerned and saddened by this off-campus incident involving a member of the campus community,” Haas said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the student and

his family. As for the incident itself, the university is still gathering facts. The result of that process will determine how we react.” On Monday night, DTD hosted a candlelight vigil at the Garden Theater to provide comfort and encouragement for members of Greek Life and Higuchi’s family, who were watching the vigil via Skype. Despite cold and rainy weather, hundreds of students and community members gathered to show their support. DTD President Tyler Ames began the vigil by reading the poem, “I See Higuchi, Page 3



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Campus, community come together to support student Higuchi from Page 2 Believe” and a statement from the Higuchi family prepared before his death. “Ross has been (fighting) and will continue to fight a serious injury,” the statement said. “But the love, prayers and thoughts of many friends and family behind him, our family cannot express our thankfulness for this beautiful display of human compassion and love.” A childhood friend of Higuchi’s, T.J. Ort, also spoke at the vigil and thanked everyone for their support over the last few days.

“I just wanted to thank every single one of you guys for everything you’ve done. It means a lot,” Ort said. “We’re speaking to him from far away, and he’s hearing it. Ross is fighting extremely hard for us, and I feel like we need to fight extremely hard to keep him here.” Nathan Buxman, a missionary with Athletes in Action, spoke at the vigil and reminded students that religion can be a source of peace, love and comfort for many. Buxman also spoke about the importance of the symbols of the vigil. “Think about when you were a kid; you might

have been afraid of the dark,” Buxman said. “Why? There is fear in

darkness. We fear what we do not know. But that is the beauty of light.

Whiskey River donates cover to benefit family The Whiskey River bar, 618 25th St., will donate all of its cover charge money to the family of Ross Higuchi on Saturday. Higuchi is a 19-year-old UNC student who died Tuesday night from complications incurred from a fall from the second-story balcony of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. Whiskey River owner Rusty Boyd said Saturday night is an 18-and-over night at his bar, which will open at 8 p.m. Cover is $5 to hear Walker Williams play music, and all the proceeds will go to the Higuchi family. "Hopefully we get a good turnout," Boyd said. "We encourage people to come out and support him."

Light chases away the darkness. The other thing light does is it provides warmth, light provides comfort. There’s a calm, there is a peace, when light is around. Light also guides us.” Buxman said the gathering provided comfort and hope for those in attendance. Following prayer and a moment of silence, an emotional Ames spoke once again and said he has become close with Higuchi’s family and close friends, and they are the strongest and most courageous people he has met. Members from various UNC fraternities and

sororities were at the vigil to show their support for their fellow Greek Life member. Matthew Butcher, a sophomore criminal justice major and a member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, said he does not know Higuchi personally but came out to support the Greek Life family. “I know people who know him personally and have been affected, and we’re all a part of the Greek family, so we go out and support each other,” Butcher said. “Also, my brother has a brain injury, See Higuchi, Page 4


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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. -- Henry David Thoreau

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Students and Greeley community members gather for a candlelight vigil Monday at the Garden Theater to show support for injured UNC student Ross Higuchi. Members from various fraternities and sororities attended to support their fellow Greek Life member.

so I know what he is going through.” Kaitlyn Harrison, a senior psychology major, is a resident assistant in Wilson Hall, Higuchi’s residence, and said she came out to support him because he is a good man. “He’s one of my better residents,” Harrison said. “I always feel like he just knows how to make people smile and if it came down to it he’d be there for whoever he knew, so why shouldn’t I be there for him?” Another candlelight service was hosted for Higuchi at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Piney Creek Park in Centennial. Members of the DTD fraternity have also set up a Facebook page titled “Team Higuchi,” where people can leave messages for Higuchi and his family. At the time of publication, more than 2,400 people had “liked” the page. DTD has also put a donation link on the page where people can make donations to the Higuchi family to financially help them through this time. The link to the Facebook page is — Editor’s note: The Mirror will continue to provide online and print updates on the situation as it develops.

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Like other countries, U.S. may be keeping secrets from public Officials have said the United States soldier who released government documents published by the Wikileaks website has been moved to a military prison in Kansas. Private First Class Bradley Manning is accused of using unauthorized software on government computers to download classified information, leaking intelligence and stealing public records. He was transferred from a prison located on a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va. Officials have repeatedly denied

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with Manning was “ridiculous and counterproductive.” When presented with the content of Wikileaks, there are two reactions. The first is disbelief that the information is true; the U.S. would never lie to us. The second is enthrallment, which leads to going through every article and video in one day. The fact of the matter is the information on Wikileaks just might be true — there is, after all, a man on trial for leaking these official documents.

And as profusely as the military denies mistreating the Wikileaks suspect, it wouldn’t be surprising to learn they have done so and are lying to the public. The United States has dirty laundry just like any other country, and this nation would do anything to protect its embarrassing secrets. It’s not far fetched to believe the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave is merely trying to save itself from the fire of the public. The government does sneaky things; don’t believe everything you read.

Mirror Reflections are the opinion of The Mirror’s editorial board: Parker Cotton, Sara Van Cleve, Ryan Lambert, Melanie Vasquez and Benjamin Welch. Let us know what you think. E-mail us at

Abortion agenda gets away with deliberate dishonesty in advertising Josh DIVINE


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mistreatment of Pfc. Manning, and they explain his relocation as “in his best interest.” The Fort Leavenworth prison was opened in January and is said by officials to be better equipped for long-term pretrials than the prison in Quantico. Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson says Pfc. Manning’s move is not indicative of Manning’s maltreatment at the Quantico prison, although last month, U.S. State Department official PJ Crowley resigned after admitting the military’s behavior

organizations that perform abortions. The Senate failed to pass the measure, so the Planned Parenthood Federation of America was able to keep its $363 million from the federal government. Last week, the House again passed a measure to de-fund PPFA, and PPFA’s reactions have shown the organization’s lack of integrity, which is not surprising considering 97 percent of pregnant women who enter Planned Parenthood abort

their babies. There’s no monetary gain for PPFA if women let their children live by placing them up for adoption. It should be noted that PPFA has spent millions of dollars of its federal funding campaigning against the recent measures, yet they are still running their abortion clinics, so it’s clear they don’t actually need all of their federal funding to exist. What’s disturbing, however, is that PPFA gets away with blatantly lying about the de-funding measures. They have released hundreds of campaign materials claiming the measures are attacks on birth control and that the GOP is attempting to bar women from receiving cancer screenings. In reality, the legal language of the measures strips funding from organizations that perform abortions; it has nothing to do with birth control, cancer screenings or any other procedure in existence.

Cecile Richards, president of PPFA, has joined the dishonesty. “If this bill ever becomes law, millions of women in this country are going to lose their health care access, not to abortion services, to basic family planning — you know, mammograms, cancer screenings (and) cervical cancer,” Richards said. Either she does not know her organization very well, or she is lying, because Planned Parenthood facilities do not perform mammograms. It’s also interesting that PPFA has, for the most part, avoided using the word “abortion” in its campaign against the de-funding measures even though abortion is everything the measures have to do with. PPFA claims the measures are a war on everything except abortion (even services they do not provide), yet the truth is if PPFA ceased performing abortions, it would be eligible for federal fund-

ing because the measure only bars funding from organizations that perform abortions. Why is it that PPFA and Richards are allowed to be intentionally dishonest? Why isn’t PPFA being charged with false advertising, or for intentionally misleading the public? The only thing I can think of is because much of the judicial system is agenda-based. I sincerely hope the measure to de-fund PPFA goes through. Any organization that purposefully misleads the public, has been shown to aid sex trafficking, disproportionately targets minorities for abortions and generally performs an action that a significant portion of Americans are opposed to should not enjoy federal funding, especially in an economy like this. — Josh Divine is a junior mathematics major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.

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Students ‘leave mark’ with UC mosaics EMILY BRANT Organizations and students from around campus gathered Tuesday at the University Center for this year’s Bear Branding event, “Leave Your Mark.” Student Senate, the University Program Council and the Residence Hall Association, among others, collaborated on the 2011 Bear Branding. Last year, hundreds of students repainted the 11th Avenue tunnel with drawings exemplifying their pride as Bears and UNC students. For this year’s event, committee members provided 1,000 ceramic tiles and permanent markers for students to decorate as they trekked past the UC. Students each left their own mark, whether by a name, saying or drawing. The majority of the tiles created were from University of Northern Colorado clubs, such as the Galloping Bears Equestrian Club, or athletic teams on campus. Greek Life also showed a presence with nearly every sorority and frater-

nity represented. Lane McLaughlin, a junior social science education major, said the purpose of Bear Branding is to unify the campus. “Sometimes, UNC just feels like a giant business, full of offices and departments,” McLaughlin said. “As a committee, we wanted to get rid of that business feel and give students an opportunity to really take UNC as their own.” Paige Lewkow, a senior music education major, became involved with the Bear Branding committee through her involvement with Student Senate as the director of Diverse Relations and as a student of the College of Performing and Visual Arts. Lewkow said she was involved with Bear Branding last year and decided to be part of it again this year because of the sense of community it provides. “When I saw how many students it brought together, I knew I wanted to be a part of it again,” Lewkow said. “Our goal is to promote Bear spirit and to make UNC more student-friendly.” Bear Branding also






Paige Lewkow, left, a senior music education major, and Courtney Walker, a sophomore elementary education major, look at tiles created by students at Bear Branding on Tuesday. helps make students a permanent and tangible part of UNC. The tiles will be formed into three large mosaics and will be mounted by next semester. The mosaics will be hung outside the Barnes & Noble Bookstore and the UC women’s restroom, but can be moved in the future. “Since they are moveable, they can always be a part of UNC no matter what changes the school goes through over the years,” Lewkow said. Dozens of tiles were devoted to Ross Higuchi, a freshman who was severely injured after a recent fall off the second floor of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, and died three days later. Many of the tiles

offered their prayers for Higuchi’s recovery, and some featured his friends’ memories of him. Stephanie Hernandez, a freshman speech language science major and close friend of Higuchi’s, was visibly moved by the great outpouring of support for “Team Higuchi.” “I’m so happy to see how much everyone cares,” Hernandez said. “I know how much this will mean to Ross when he gets out of the hospital, and I know it will mean the world to his family.” Bear Branding achieved unity among students through their activities, clubs and mutual respect for a close friend, and all by decorating one-inch square ceramic tiles.

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Melanie Haskins, left, a freshman music performance major, and Patrick Fennig, a sophomore music major, cast their votes in the Student Senate elections Thursday at the University Center. Elections were Tuesday-Thursday last week.

Senate winners named

against Felicia Joy for director of Clubs and Organizations, John Pherson Another Student edged out Josh Divine and Senate election season Zac Foxx for director of has concluded, and the Academic Affairs, Natalie preliminary election Litke defeated Christopher results have been Pezza for director of University Relations, Levi announced. Fuller bested Katelyn Elliot, three other canwho was running didates for direcfor Student Body tor of Student President virtually Affairs and Jamie unopposed except Britt won director for a late-beginof Legislative ning write-in bid Affairs over by Benjamin Andrew Ransom. Schiffelbein, got The hotly conthe nod. Joining Katelyn Elliott was tested director of her were unop- announced as the Diverse Relations posed candidates 2011-12 Student race, which feaLauren Zdanowitz Body President. tured at least six for Student Trustee and Tyler Ames, write-in candidates, was taken by Angela Milano. director of Finance. “I definitely wanted In other races, Charlie Charbonneau won his bid students to get to meet me BENJAMIN WELCH

and see what I was about,” Britt said. “Just more so that students know that we actually have a Student Senate and voting is going on, especially with that initiative on there. I got to meet a ton of people.” Students voted “not in favor” of the Initiative I: Building a Better UNC opinion poll, which was geared toward surveying student interest in inducting a capital fee in coming years. Charbonneau said one of the first things he wanted to begin in his new position was increasing communication and updating the University of Northern Colorado’s clubs and organizations website. See Results, Page 14

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Gunter audience plays ‘Bard’ tragedies RYAN LAMBERT William Shakespeare’s verse found an audience-and cast--of 46 people in GunteronFridayevening. The group attempted to breaktheworldrecordforthe most people to simultaneously perform the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet,” a record currently held by the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, where 110 people performed the scene. The UNC group failed to break therecord. The College of Humanities and Social Science, the College of Education and Behavioral Science, the College of Performing and Visual Arts, the Neal Crosse Scholarship Fund and the Office of the Provost worked together to bring Michael LoMonico’s presentation, “Shakespeare Set Free,” to the UNC campus. LoMonico, who taught

The event was hosted in high school English in New York for 33 years, currently hopes of educating future serves as the senior consult- English and theater teachers ant on national education at on methodologies for teachthe Folger Shakespeare ingShakespeare. “We want our students to Library, a Washington, D.C.based organization that understandthatShakespeare can be used to houses more teachkids,”said than 266,000 Mary Schuttler, documents a professor of relating to the theatre educalife and work tion. “His plays o f — Michael can help kids Shakespeare. LoMonico, connect to the Bringing realworld.” LoMonico to Speaker from After getting campus was Folger some backthe idea of Jeri Shakespeare ground on Kraver, a proShakespeare’s fessor of Library life and the English eduF o l g e r cation, who was a pupil at the New York Shakespeare Library, attenhigh school at which dees were ushered out to a LoMonico taught. Kraver Gunter balcony to play the reconnected with LoMonico famous roles. Women were on the third floor of Gunter; viaFacebook. “I never took a class with themenstayedonthesecond Mr. LoMonico,” said Kraver. floor. “It’sjustoneofthoseicon“He taught yearbook; I was a ic images,” LoMonico said, newspapergal.”

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Participants at “Shakespeare Set Free” attempt the world record for the largest Shakespeare balcony scene on Friday in Gunter Hall. The 46 people in attendance failed to break the record of 110 set by the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. referring to the balcony scene. Once the Romeos and Juliets finished, LoMonico led the group in a 15-minute version of “Hamlet,” where audience members read randomlinesfromthetragedy.

The group did, however, manage to break one record: the 32-second “Macbeth.” A group of nine managed to perform “Macbeth” in only 30seconds. Finally, LoMonico had the audience read famous

Shakespearean death lines and pretend to die on stage in anactivitycalled“Carnage.” “Shakespeare was a genius;weallrecognizethat,” LoMonico said. “It’s often hard for us to understand genius.”

Garden City cannabis concert aims to change Greeley music scene JOANNA LANGSTON For those who bemoan the lack of appealing musical talent in the modest municipality of Greeley, get ready to have your perceptions shattered. Today marks the beginning of Greeley’s rise to fame as a happening hotspot for music as Kind Concerts and

C-Nine present Colorado’s 4-20 Afterparty. The reggae band Trichome, of which two UNC students are a part, is the opening act. This stint foreshadows even greater fame in Trichome’s future, followed by such nationally headlining notables as Michal Menert from the hip electronic band Pretty Lights, the ska punk band

The Supervillains and the psychedelic seasonings of VibeSquaD. “This concert will be the first of its kind in the Greeley area with a large capacity,” said Dylan McIntire, the event coordinator from Kind Concerts. The show is set to start at 7 p.m. and continue until 3 a.m. in an unprecedented display of revelry away from

the usual Greeley concert scene. El Carousel, 510 25th St. in Garden City, will open at 6:45 p.m., and attendees can purchase tickets online at or at the door for $30. There is a limited number of tickets. The relevance of these bands performing on a day typically associated with cannabis culture can be taken as a sign that the

evening might feature marijuana overtones, however, music for all preferences can be found in the lineup. “A lot of people think of weed when they think of reggae, but that’s not the sum total of what that genre’s about,” said Molly Sharden, a sophomore elementary education major. “I’m going to go support the bands and have a good time

with my friends.” The Supervillains, whose sound can be described as the lovechild of Sublime and the Marleys, offer a mix of ska inflections and Rastafarian rock with infectious beats and simple, irreverent lyrics about parties and dysfunctional relationships with sexy women. See Afterparty, Page 10

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The College of Performing and Visual Arts and the School of Theatre Arts and Dance wrapped up their production of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “You Can’t Take it with You,” on Sunday. The drama, which was written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, centers on an eccentric New York family during the Great Depression. The play was adapted into a film by Frank Capra in 1938 that starred a young Jimmy Stewart. Noel Johnston, who played the mischievous Grandpa Vanderhof, served as the show’s guest artist. After 37 years of teaching high school

major Angela English and theater, ing Johnston decided to focus Pettigrew). “I don’t on his own believe in acting career. (taxation),” He has played G r a n d p a major roles in Vanderhof UNC producsays. “What tions of is the govern“Proof,” “The ment going Rainmaker” to do with and “The — Mariah Felty, it?” King and I.” Above all, Additionally, a sophomore his however, Johnston tory and educa “You Can’t developed a tion major Take it with o n e - m a n You” is a show about Abraham Lincoln that has domestic comedy about how family can embartoured the United States. Johnston’s character rass a person in front of provides key insights into his or her love interest, one of the drama’s major which is exemplified in themes: taxation. Alice Sycamore’s (sophoGrandpa Vanderhof has more acting major Arielle gone 24 years without Yoder) relationship with paying an income tax, so a dashing and wealthy he is confronted by a col- Wall Street broker, Tony lections agent (senior act- Kirby (senior musical theatre major Ben Burch). No matter how hard she tries, Alice’s playwright mother and firework-artist father are always near.

Compared to other productions I’ve been to, this set is wonderful.

“Alice’s main conflict is that she’s desperately in love with Tony,” Yoder said. “However, she wants to protect him from her family … At the end, she finds that that’s all wrong.” Most of the audience members at Sunday’s showing expressed awe at the set: a replication of a 1930’s New York City duplex. Throughout the show, the audience gazed on the Sycamore family’s mahogany-colored living room. Mariah Felty, a sophomore history and education major, said she thought the set for “You Can’t Take it with You” was one of the best she had ever seen. “Compared to other productions I’ve been to, this set is wonderful,” Felty said. “It’s so detailed and so dynamic — there are live fish, a random Indian statue, a skull and a gold elephant.”

Afterparty down Garden City from Page 9 For a preview, reggae lovers can find the Supervillains’ peppy cover of Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out” on YouTube. University of Northern Colorado students are already buzzing about what should be a major night of fun and frivolity. “I am definitely going

to round up my crew and go,” said Ryan Stimpke, a junior biology major. “I love Trichome and Pretty Lights and everything. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m excited because you don’t get a lot of opportunities to see bands that are popular or that you like right in your own backyard.”

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Homerun in ninth seals victory over Air Force STAFF REPORT

The UNC baseball team utilized a three-run rally in the top of the ninth inning to come out on top, 6-5, Tuesday against Air Force in Colorado Springs. Trailing 5-3, University of Northern Colorado (826) junior center fielder Bret Fanning singled with one out in the ninth and proceeded to second on a passed ball. Senior second baseman T.J. Berge doubled to right field, scoring

Fanning. After junior designated hitter Ben Packard struck out looking, junior left fielder Jarod Berggren homered to right field, scoring Berge, to take the 6-5 lead. UNC junior left-handed pitcher Cameron Tallman pitched a perfect bottom half of the ninth inning on 11 pitches to give the Bears the win. Tallman recorded his second save of the season, giving senior left-handed pitcher Brendan Hall his first win of the season after pitching 2 2/3 perfect

innings before being relieved by Tallman. The Bears got off to a fast start, scoring three runs in the first inning. Junior shortstop Adam Hilker led off with a double and scored on a ground-rule double from Fanning, who then scored on a single up the middle by Berge. Berge then scored after Berggren bounced into a double play for a 3-0 lead. Bears senior righthanded pitcher Chris Carlberg started for UNC and allowed two runs on

six hits in three innings. Three UNC pitchers combined to throw the next 2 1/3 innings, allowing Air Force (14-23) to score one run in the fourth inning and two in the fifth. After the first inning, UNC was held to no more than two hits in any inning until the ninth, capped by Berggren’s second roundtripper of the season. The Bears take the diamond next against TexasPan American in a fourgame series starting at 3 p.m. Friday at Jackson Field.


UNC sophomore outfielder Brian VanderVelde swings at a pitch in a game earlier this season at Jackson Field. The Bears defeated Air Force Tuesday.

Getting to know: senior pitcher Jamie Juelfs SAMANTHA FOX

Senior pitcher Jamie Juelfs is in her final season on the UNC softball team. In her freshman year, she pitched in 25 games, starting 11 of them. This season she has pitched 73 1/3 innings and has recorded 45 strikeouts. Juelfs took some time Tuesday to talk with The Mirror about her final season on the team. The Mirror: How do you feel Coach Montgomery has transitioned this past year? Juelfs: I feel the biggest part with us is focus. He’s helped us a lot focus a lot toward certain goals, and our team is having a lot of stepping-stones for that. He’s really talked to us a lot about just keeping our eye on that certain goal and working toward that, and

really focusing on winning our conference, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. The Mirror: What’s your walk-up song, and why did you choose that particular song? Juelfs: My walk-up song is “I’m Back” by T.I., and it’s just the lyrics coming up on it, just talking about, “I’m always going to shine, and do it for my city,” and all that, so I really love it. And it’s a pump-up for me. The Mirror: What will you going to miss most about the team after graduation? Juelfs: Probably more of off-the-field stuff. We’re a family, growing up, and we’ve gone through a lot in the four years, going through a coaching change, everything with each other. So, probably having that comfort off the field, and

knowing they’re always never really been the person going to be there because I am, so I try to have that persona out at we’re all scatthe mound. tering after we The Mirror: graduate — What is your everyone’s favorite movie moving back and why? home, so I think Juelfs: I’d that’s what I’m probably have to going to miss go with “The the most. Just Lion King.” Just having them all Jamie Juelfs because I around con- has pitched over 73 innings this watched it a lot stantly. growing up, and The Mirror: season and has a I’m a Disney How do you 6.20 ERA. mentally prepare yourself before taking the mound? Juelfs: I really try to focus on things that I can control. Knowing I can control myself, I control the pitches that I throw, knowing when I go out there, just to be really confident. I struggle with that — everyone tells me to be cocky, but it’s

freak. I just love all the music in it. The Mirror: What has been your favorite memory so far with the team? Juelfs: I guess it would be a collective memory of just all the bus trips. We are very goofy, play a lot of practical jokes, so just being on the bus eight hours straight, eight weeks

in a row, we get a lot of good times from that, so I will just have a bunch of memories always from those bus trips. The Mirror: Who was your favorite athlete growing up? Juelfs: My pitching coach, Stephanie Klaviter. She was my pitching coach all the way from 11 (years old). She played for the University of Minnesota, and then played professionally for the Florida Wahoos, so I just grew up idolizing her, and she ended up moving here and being my pitching coach ever since I was 11. So I always looked up to her, and she’s been coming to some of my games now that she actually lives here. She was definitely my favorite, and I always wanted to be like her. The Mirror: If you could

go to dinner with any one person, who would it be and why? Juelfs: I would choose Martin Luther King. I always wanted to meet him; my whole life I’ve been learning about him. But probably just talk about his leadership skills and how he accomplished all that because I find being a leader very interesting and very unique so learning leadership skill from one of the best leaders in history would be very interesting to me. The Mirror: Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Juelfs: I’m getting my master’s in clinical counseling at UNC, and I’m starting that next fall. So, I want to pursue that and hopefully someday owning my own practice for counseling.


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Softball, basketball finalize recruiting classes STAFF REPORT

The UNC softball and men’s basketball teams put a cap on next year’s recruiting classes by signing three and one additional recruits, respectively, in an announcement last Friday. University of Northern Colorado softball coach Mark Montgomery added two high school seniors, Jaicy Sutak and Morgan Yuhas, and

transfer Lindsey Smith to his first recruiting class at UNC. Sutak, a shortstop/pitcher from Lyons High School in Lyons; Yuhas, an infielder from Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev.; and Smith, an outfielder/infielder transferring from Centenary College in Shreveport, La., all join Montgomery’s eight initial signings in November. Sutak hit .468 with one homer and eight triples as a senior to go with 25 RBI and 12 stolen bases. Yuhas combined to hit

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17 homeruns with a .505 aver- some new talent, but it’s also age between summer, fall and going to help us add some winter softball in Henderson, depth, which has really been playing shortstop an Achilles’ heel for Coronado this year,” High School and Montgomery told the Las Vegas Rage 18U team. “That alone is Montgomery going to help us is familiar with get so much better Smith, as he right away. But coached her durwhen you look ing the 2008-09 Mark Montgomery deeper into the season at added three class, and look at Centenary. the talent of the recruits last week The 11 softball to bring his first kids coming in, I recruits include class total to 11. really feel like five out-of-state we’re moving the players, a drastic program forward change from this season, like we want to.” which features no player from UNC men’s basketball outside Colorado. coach B.J. Hill now has six “Bringing in 11 new kids is recruits in his first going to infuse our roster with recruiting class as head



Antonio; Tim Huskisson, a 6foot-5-inch forward from Willard, Mo.; Brendan Keane, a 6-foot-9-inch forward from Alameda, Calif.; and Aaron Hawk-Harris, a 6-foot-4-inch guard/forward transfer from College of Eastern Utah. “In terms of talent, upside and potential and character, as a group, this is the best class we’ve signed in the five years I’ve been here — there’s no doubt,” Hill told back in November about his first crop of recruits. “I love what each brings to the table in terms of what they eventually can be. This is a class that, two or three years from now, we’re all going to be really excited about.”

Senior pitcher leads in final season SAMANTHA FOX


coach of the Bears. Bryce Douvier, a 6-foot-6inch player from Sedgwick, Kan., led Sedgwick High School to the Class 3A state championship his senior year before spending this previous season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy. In his final year at Sedgwick, Douvier put up an average of 20.5 points, 14.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 4.1 blocks per game. He also averaged 56 percent shooting inside the 3-point line en route to being named a VYPE Magazine Top 20 Player in the state of Kansas. Douvier joins other basketball recruits James Davis Jr., a 6-foot-3-inch guard from San Lorenzo, Calif; Dylan Elias, a 6-foot guard from San

From Bruin to Bear, UNC’s senior pitcher Kelli Henderson has been an asset to each team she has been a part of — both at bat and in the circle. The senior sport and exercise science major has made a mark on the University of Northern Colorado’s softball team since coming in her freshman year after leaving Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village. Teammates said Henderson has matured into her role as a strong leader in her position as cocaptain of the team. “She’s become a lot more vocal is the big thing,” said senior pitcher Jamie Juelfs. “She’s always been a silent leader in my eyes, but through her four years, especially this year, she has stepped up a lot just by talking to our team and leading

by example and being a lot very intense and she’s very more vocal on the mound committed and plays hard and in the dugout.” every single game,” Henderson Wilkinson said. and Juelfs have “She’s a really both started as good influence, pitchers since and she’s a really their freshman good player, too.” year, in which In college softHenderson had ball, it’s rare to a 6.56 ERA and find a pitcher conpitched 105 2/3 stantly at bat, and i n n i n g s . especially not one Henderson has Kelli Henderson who will do as well been playing at the plate as she softball since age five. She does in the circle. has played second base Henderson is an excepand shortstop, but said tion to this, and said her pitching has always been favorite moment in her softher favorite. ball career was when she hit Henderson’s work ethic the walk-off, three-run has been an example to other homerun last season against players. CSU on March 27, 2010. Freshman pitcher “Most pitchers at the colMegan Wilkinson said legiate level aren’t always Henderson is an influen- great hitters; sometimes they tial team member, and only pitch,” said head coach her actions speak louder Mark Montgomery. “And so than words. for Kelli to be such a good “She’s the kind of the pitcher and good hitter is cerplayer who likes to have fun tainly a nice find.” on the field, but she’s also is Henderson was also

recruited by Morehead State University and the University of Delaware. Henderson said she has a close relationship with her family, and didn’t want to move far from her hometown of Englewood. Henderson also said her parents have been her biggest supporters. “They’ve been at every single game besides one tournament my entire college career,” Henderson said. On and off the diamond, Henderson refers to the team as her family, and Montgomery said Henderson very often is a great leader of her family. “She leads by example — I think that’s important for any leader,” Montgomery said. “They’re going to go out there and work hard. That’s Kelli, whether it’s in the weight room, or whether it’s on the field, or whether it’s hitting, or whether it’s pitching, she does not shy away from the work.”

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Former student on probation SHARON DUNN A Weld District Court Judge on Tuesday sentenced a former University of Northern Colorado doctoral student to 12 years on intensive supervised probation for an incident last fall in which police confronted him at his house, where he was wearing guns on his belt and threatening suicide. Judge Todd Taylor sentenced Eric Kinder, 43, to the term, plus added an extra 94 days to his jail time in which he’d be let out on work release while his probation is set up. Kinder hopes to transfer his probation to Texas in that time. Taylor’s sentence was twice that of what Chief Deputy District Attorney Matt Maillaro sought. The typical prison sentencing range for the crime Kinder pled to — menacing — is one to three years. The range doesn’t apply to probation, and the plea agreement left the term open to the judge. “I want to make sure we have a good period to be safe,” Taylor told Kinder. “If you work hard and impress everyone … I can always terminate your probation early.” Kinder, for the first time, addressed the issue that led police to his house on Oct. 26, 2010. “In the fall of 2010, I was accused of being a killer by the university,” Kinder said, “without anyone asking me a single question about it. … They labeled me a killer and called the cops because I wrote a synopsis. They kicked me off campus, and the next

day I went to a meeting and was probably some miscomwas frisked. ... At least seven munication in the matter that times, they told me, I did led to an eventual police nothing wrong. … All this was standoff at Kinder’s home, started by some girl in the prompting police concerns of writing lab. And my life has “suicide by cop.” Police said during negotiabeen destroyed.” tions with Kinder Police were on the phone, he called to Kinder’s told them if offiapartment cers pointed because he was weapons at him, threatening suihe would shoot cide. them. UNC police “The fact that had been investi- Eric Kinder was you went there gating Kinder sentenced to 12 once before makes after receiving years of intensive us think you could some of his writ- supervised probago there again,” ing that refer- tion and is banned Taylor said of the enced homicidal from campus suicide threat. and suicidal statements. They also had “You have to take responsibillearned of a Facebook post- ity for that. You did not have ing by Kinder, “15 semesters to respond the way you did. I at UNC. 15 guns to buy. 10 hear in your statement resentment and anger. … The down, five to go.” Kinder’s friends said later fact that you don’t fully take that Kinder gave himself guns responsibility for your actions as rewards for reaching cer- is concerning.” tain milestones in school. Ben Overholt said he’d had many discussions with Kinder about his gun collection, and that he’s never threatened anyone with them. “Eric is the kind of guy who’s got a future,” Overholt told Taylor. “I would be perfectly confident with him living in my neighborhood next to my children.” Maillaro said his main concern all along was that police found an article relating to a school shooting on a table in Kinder’s home. “It is just an article, but a lot of people don’t have that on a table with several firearms under the table after a standoff with police,” Maillaro said. Taylor said there indeed

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Students win global competition KATIE OWSTON Earlier this month, 12 UNC business students won first place in the inaugural Quinnipiac Global Assessment Management Education Forum at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. The Student and Foundation Fund class at the University of Northern Colorado consists of 13 students, all whom participated in the competition. The participants are: Ashley Bunch, Zachary Crews, Alberto Dell’Anna, Bret Fanning, Adrian Gonzales, Jeremy McNees, Ruzan Mistry, Austin Sanders, Thea Saunders, Lauren Sebastian, John Skoglund, Daniel Stanush and Jessica Warden.

The University of Northern Colorado students’ presentation took first place in the category of Undergraduate Core Student Funds. Over the course of three days, students participated in various panels and workshops to discuss the most pressing issues society faces today. Some of the discussed issues included global corporate development, credit default of swaps, real estate investment and capital and asset management. The forum featured 12 keynote speakers, most of whom were CEOs or presidents of their respective companies.

Students faced diverse competition in the forum. “We competed with several dozen schools from countries around the world,” said Ruzan Mistry, a senior finance and accounting major at UNC. “Any student pursuing an MBA can be apart of the competition.” The third day of the forum featured tips on career exploration. The overall focus of the forum was how to successfully find and make beneficial investments throughout one’s career. On the last day of the forum, UNC students See Competition, Page 14




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Preliminary results in Results from Page 7 “(I want to) be more proactive with getting students involved, especially freshmen right away. Just to have them find a niche where they fit in is one of the biggest things,” he said. Seven grievances were filed in the election, said Samantha Fox, the Senate Student Rights Advocate. Two violations can be derived from these grievances: minor, in which the offender loses 4 percent of votes, and major, in which

at 4 p.m. the offender “I really loses 20 percent. focused on figBecause no uring out what I grievances were have to do to get filed against the what I said I was election comgoing to do missioner or the done,” Fuller election process, said. “I was preta special election Levi Fuller ty confident.” like last year’s is said he wants to develop a smartFuller also unlikely. said he wants to G r i e v a n c e s phone application develop a will be heard by for UNC students. smartphone the Student Judiciary at 7 a.m. Tuesday. application that will let Official results will be UNC students interact and announced next Wednesday rate the institution.

Monfort takes first at contest Competition from Page 13 shared the portfolio they assembled for the 2010 calendar year and were given various situations they had to act out to show how they would handle each financial situation.

Through a tabletop presentation, students discussed, among other topics, how money was allocated at the university last year. This was the first year the GAME forum was

hosted. In previous years, UNC students attended the RISE conference at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. The next GAME forum will be March 29-31, 2012 in New York City.

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