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Shaving heads to save lives
News Harrison Award winner chosen Oceanography professor William Hoyt will be recognized for teaching and service excellence. PAGE 5
Sports Baseball loses three of four UNC baseball team lost the final three games of the road series to New Mexico State. PAGE 6
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Participants at the annual Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser walk around the track early Friday evening at the Campus Recreation Center.
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Students pull all-nighter to support cancer research EMILY BRANT email@example.com
Hundreds of students in costumes and running shoes joined together from across campus for the annual UNC Relay for Life Friday night and Saturday morning. More than 70 teams comprised of clubs, residence halls, athletic and Greek Life members filled the large and small gyms at
the Campus Recreation Center to do their part in the fight against cancer. The teams raised more than $40,000 in donations before the event by soliciting friends, family and organizations for donations, and more than $4,000 through the course of the night. During Relay for Life events, at least one member from each team is
required to be on the course at all times throughout the night to symbolize that cancer never sleeps. While others are walking, some participants play games, dance and compete in contests. Relay for Life is a fundraising technique that benefits the American Cancer Society. The relay originated when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a surgeon from Tacoma, Wash., ran 83 miles over the course of 24 hours in 1985 to raise money for cancer research. Since then, Relay has grown into a global phenomenon and has raised millions of dollars for cancer research. Each year, organizers at the University of Northern Colorado choose a theme for the event. This year’s theme was “Cancer Affects the World: Together We Can Find a Cure.” Teams made costumes and campsites to show their own representation of the theme. Campsites built to look like jungles or igloos were just a few of many team areas decorated to reflect the theme. For example, the International Ambassador Team dressed as super-
heroes, each with a country’s flag for a cape. Many teams continued their fundraising throughout the night by selling food or charging to play Wii games. Emily Van Dyke, a junior international studies major, has participated in Relay for Life every year she has been at UNC. “I always feel like I’m part of something bigger than myself instead of selfish activities like shopping or partying,” Van Dyke said. “Through my own experience with a chronic disease, I understand just how much it means to work toward curing these life altering illnesses.” Other students said they shared the same sentiments as Van Dyke, which is why they gave up a Friday night to walk and partake in festivities offered at the event. Each Relay event is different, but two events always occur: the Survivor Walk and the Luminaria Ceremony. The Survivor Walk is the first lap of the relay and is walked only by cancer survivors. This year, Jaime White, UNC’s women’s basketball coach and cancer survivor, led the first lap. The Luminaria Ceremony is hosted midway through
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Andrew Holcombe, left, a junior music education major, and Ian Butler, a freshman music performance major, walk at the Relay for Life event early Saturday morning at the CRC. the night, when all the lights are shut off and lighted bags are placed around the track. Each bag represents a donator’s loved one, either in memory of or in honor of their fight against cancer. Teams then walk in silence to honor the battle against cancer being waged daily and to find their own healing in a world touched by cancer. At the end of the night, awards were given out for contests such as Best Costumes, Best Themes and Most Money Raised. The Cancer Warriors team won many of the contests, including Best
Theme and Best Costume. Organizers said the Relay for Life event was a resounding success in terms of raising cancer awareness and funds. It was also a success for creating a sense of unity among the hundreds of students present. In the last hour, when everyone was dragging their feet, many teams bonded together to keep up morale and push each other on. The symbolic representation of the night was not just that cancer never sleeps, but also that by working together, this battle can be won.
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Internet degrees cheapen, devalue traditional diplomas If you’ve watched television in the last decade, chances are you’ve seen commercials for online education. Colleges exclusively found on the Internet have been popping up left and right, and they’re being advertised by romanticizing the stay-at-home life. “Go to class in your pajamas!” they say, as if people don’t do this already. But the problem does not lie with how these schools are being marketed—the real problem is with the level of education these schools offer. With the way things are today,
our parents’ high school diplomas equal our bachelor’s degrees. Thirty years ago, a young adult just stepping into the world could get away with finding success, or at least being comfortable, with merely receiving a high school diploma. Today, trying to ride life on a high school diploma will land you smack dab in the middle of nowhere. And if adults 15 years ago didn’t grasp this when they were young and fresh, they are certainly realizing it now. Single mothers, minorities and couch
potatoes are going back to school (at least, these seem to be the groups targeted in online college advertisements). It’s no wonder education has been commercialized in the recent years—it’s become an easy business investment—but it is also an easy way to further devalue the bachelor’s degree. Hiring businesses and organizations sift through hundreds of applications per year, and a bachelor’s degree surely used to be an asterisk next to an applicant’s name
footnoting “Scholarly.” But, now that degrees awarded by non-accredited institutions are being handed out like candy by way of Internet schools, the entire institution of the bachelor’s degree has been threatened. Even degrees earned at four-year universities are slowly losing their value. The logic? If Martha Smith can sit at home, not be reviewed by a professor, take tests with open books, look up answers on the Internet, and leave her front door with a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t anyone?
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Principal’s violation of journalistic rights discourages effective reporting Mark MAXWELL
For 14 years, Laura Sudik served as the adviser for Aurora’s Overland High School’s student newspaper, The Scout. This semester, Principal Leon Lundie instated a “prior review” policy, requiring student editors to show him all copy before print. Besides being an invasion of the paper’s business and a blatant insult to The Scout’s staff and readership, the policy was useless. In March, Lundie decided to extend his invasion, and exercise a right he did not and does not have. He declared the newspaper would cease printing permanently after one final issue. He removed Sudik from her position, and converted
the newspaper class to a journalism class, with no publications. On top of freedom of speech, Lundie violated Colorado law, which specifically protects student publications from administrative intrusion. He might have tried to excuse the illegal censorship by pointing out rotten journalism in the pages of The Scout, had he not been reviewing all stories before print since January, and had the Overland students actually been printing misinformation. In fact, it was the principal’s research that was hasty. For what was to become the paper’s swan song, student editors brought Lundie a story about the death of an Overland student, Leibert Phillip, who died after sustaining an injury in a wrestling match. By any standard, the young man’s death is tragic and heartbreaking. But to label writer Lori Schafer’s coverage of it “too big for
a high school paper,” as Lundie did, is so condescending it sounds like a joke. He said the cause of death listed in the article was inaccurate. Two days later, Schafer and editor Jaclyn Gutierrez produced a copy of the death certificate, proving the information in the original story was correct. The following day, Lundie cancelled the newspaper. Schafer and Gutierrez, with reason, believe Lundie wanted to shut down their publication on the grounds of upholding the school’s image. The American Civil Liberties Union hosted a press conference, releasing the entire story. A different story came from the Cherry Creek School District, though. Spokeswoman Tustin Amole told The Denver Post the publication stopped for budgetary reasons, not a dispute over content. Strangest of all, Amole said the paper was never cancelled, and that it will continue this
year, with Sudik as adviser. Unsurprisingly enough, the principal himself has been unavailable for comment, possibly to protect the district from a legal ride, should he say a few wrong words. The story is difficult to piece out altogether, partly owing to contrasting statements from Cherry Creek Schools and the ACLU, and mostly owing to contradictory statements from Amole herself. In any case, it’s a lousy cover-up of a lousy crime against students. No thanks to the administration, Schafer and Gutierrez got the attention their paper deserved. Lundie behaved with pettiness and pathetic vengeance. He apparently intends to teach student journalists a handful of lessons: bow to authority, avoid the hard stories and fear the truth. — Mark Maxwell is a junior theater arts major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.
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Losing locks to benefit children’s group JORDANE HARTBAUER email@example.com
Community members and UNC students joined together in a fundraising effort for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Saturday at the Atlas Theatre as participants had their heads shaved and raised more than $1,800 for childhood cancer research. Sarah Redman, a senior art history and philosophy major, was head of
the committee that put the event together. Redman was also one of the participants. “The St. Baldrick’s foundation is a charitable organization that finds people who are committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer,” Redman said. “Those people volunteer to shave their heads, and other people sponsor them, and all the money raised goes to funding child-
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hood cancer research.” Attendees purchased goods from the bake sale, received henna tattoos and watched as the volunteers had their heads shaved, with all proceeds going to the foundation. People who had come to observe the event also had the opportunity to sign up to have their heads shaved. Eleven members of the Greeley and UNC community pre-registered to become “shavees,” including nurses and several members of the UNC rugby team. Kayla Poulson, a sophomore psychology major, was one of the 11 “shavees.” “I think this will be a really good experience for me,” Poulson said. “Some people have to go without any hair for years, and other people look at them and make snap judgments about them. I think that is silly and I want to experience that and then I want to fight against it.” The volunteers had their heads shaved in front of the crowd, and each “shavee” chose a song to be played while their heads were being shaved. Several participants also donated their hair as wigs for children who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Through online donations, the bake sale and henna tattoos, the event raised $1,819 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. About 50 attendees watched the event, most of
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Marte Samuelstuen, a substitute teacher in District 6, gets her hair shaved off by Lindsey Head at the St. Baldrick’s event at the Atlas Theater on Saturday evening. Head is a salon manager at Super Cuts in Colorado Springs. who had come to support their friends and family as they had their heads shaved. Mariah Felty, a sophomore history and secondary education major, was one of the attendees supporting her roommates as they had their heads shaved. “They have been looking forward to it all year, so I am here for them,” Felty said. “It is important to come to things like this to show support for organizations that are willing to help fight childhood cancer.” According to the St.
Baldrick’s Foundation’s website, the head-shaving events began on St. Patrick’s Day in 2000, when insurance executives John Bender, Tim Kenny and Enda McDonnell turned their company’s St. Patrick Day’s party into a headshaving benefit to raise money for kids with cancer. The 20 participants at the first event raised more than $104,000 for childhood cancer research. More than $19 million has been raised for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in 2011 alone.
Some people have to go without any hair for years, and other people look at them and make snap judgments about them. I think that is silly and I want to experience that and then I want to fight against it. — Kayla Poulson, a St. Baldrick’s participant who shaved her head
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Award recipient announced
concepts that will help students when they are out in the field. Hoyt will be presented The winner of the annual with the M. Lucile Harrison M. Lucile Harrison award, award during the which honors facundergraduate ulty members commencement who demonstrate ceremony on professional May 7. He will excellence, has make a speech at been announced. the fall convocaWilliam Hoyt, tion, which is an oceanograhosted the Friday phy professor at William Hoyt before classes UNC, is the 2011 said receiving the begin in the fall. recipient. M. Lucille Harrison Hoyt also said The M. Lucile award is a lifetime he is grateful to be Harrison award achievement. able to work with is given to the top faculty member who a wonderful group of people. “It is great to work with a demonstrates professional excellence in teaching, team who constantly pushes scholarship and service. and challenges me,” he said. Career achievements and professional activity are also key factors in deciding winners of the award. Hoyt said he was surprised to receive the award this year, and is honored to be the recipient. “No other award means more to me than this one,” he said. “This is a lifetime achievement.” Hoyt has been a professor at the University of Northern Colorado for 29 years. He works both on and off campus. On campus he teaches, advises and tries to help find ways to better progress learning for students in the field. Off campus, he is involved with the Puter Learning Center and other local schools. “There’s never a dull moment,” Hoyt said. Hoyt said he wants to spend more time working with local schools and to study more about learning COLLEEN ALLISON firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Lucile Harrison played a key role in the education department at UNC and was a nationally recognized professor of elementary education. She also published several textbooks in the field of education and co-authored several books with Paul McKee. Her main concentration in the education field was education for children, including those outside the United States. To see a list of past winners dating back to 1965, visit http://library.unco.edu/archiv es/arc_rg06s08.htm#Harrison. For more information on the M. Lucile Harrison award, visit http://www.unco.edu/provo st/awards/lucileaward.htm.
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UNC coaches show support for cancer research PARKER COTTON email@example.com
Amid occasional high emotions, mass dancing to “Single Ladies” at 8:53 p.m. Friday and a performance of the electric slide at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, the goals of many who filled the UNC recreation center at Relay for Life was the same. No matter how tired, each step was helping the fight to rid the world of cancer. The relay team made up of University of Northern Colorado head coaches, which was organized for the most part by women’s head basketball coach Jaime White, was no exception. “Jaime was kind of our leader in it, but I think everybody jumped on
board immediately squads rounded out the because it’s a great event,” coaches’ team. Each coach took a volleyball head coach one-hour shift Lyndsey Benson to walk around said. “I don’t the track with think she had to the throng of pull teeth to get students. us all here.” White, who Benson was has battled and one of several overcome thyUNC coaches in roid, uterus and addition to Jaime White colon cancer White who volhas had three and was the unteered their types of cancer keynote speaktime to help the and organized the er at the start of cause. Other coaches’ team. the event, took participants the 3:30 a.m. to i n c l u d e d women’s soccer coach Tim 4:30 a.m. time slot. “I went home at about Barrera, swimming & diving coach Kelly 10 o’clock and then came McClanahan, wrestling back for my shift,” White coach Ben Cherrington, said after finishing her women’s track & field rounds on the track. “It coach Amanda Schick and went fast. It’s fun to mingle football coach Earnest with all the students. It’s Collins Jr. A few assistant great to see everybody still coaches from various excited about everything.”
Collins took the shift diving and volleyball following White and came teams formed relay teams prepared to go for the in their own efforts to help raise money for long haul. cancer research. “I just told “We didn’t Jaime to put me do a ton of wherever she fundraising to needed me,” be honest — we Collins said started a little before taking the late on it — but baton from I think we all White. “I Earnest Collins Jr only got about thought it was said it was easy to $200,” said awesome that get up so early Natasha Law, a she took it upon because it was for junior middle herself to rally us a good cause. blocker on the coaches.” volleyball team. C o l l i n s walked until 5:30 a.m. and “We give to other things in even kept UNC athletic the community, but the director Jay Hinrichs com- thing we were most able pany as he walked the last to give was our time here.” White said the memleg of the relay, which bers of the coaches’ team ended at 6:30 a.m. The head coaches were were able to raise about mainly from not the only ones to take $1,500, part in Relay for Life, how- coach donations. Next ever. Both the swimming & year, White said she
hopes to raise even more money. “We were trying to get to $2,000, but we only started two weeks ago,” White said. “I’m excited because now I’m going to find out the date for next year and maybe get a little more money, (and) involve more of our teams.” For this year though, the coaches raised a portion of the $44,000 generated by the entire event and had no problem taking part to help the cause, no matter what the hour was. “I went home and got a couple hours of sleep before coming up over here,” Collins said. “When you get a cause like this, it’s not hard to get up in the morning to come and show our support trying to stamp out cancer.”
Baseball falls in final games of series to Aggies STAFF REPORT firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNC baseball team defeated New Mexico State Friday to stop the Aggies’ home winning streak at 16 games, but NMSU came back to win the next three games of the weekend series in Las Cruces, N.M. The University of Northern Colorado (3-20) got five-and-a-third innings from junior lefthanded pitcher Joe Willman Friday in the
Bears’ 9-6 victory. allowing eight runs on 10 Willman allowed four hits in three-and-a-third innings. runs on seven The Aggies hits with five (22-6) plated strikeouts and five runs in the earned his secthird and fourth ond win of the innings and season. another three in UNC was not the fifth to creas fortunate ate a lead too Saturday as it Joe Willman large for the lost 15-8 and 13- got UNC’s only win Bears to over4 in the double- on its four-game come. UNC had header. road trip to New six hits in the Senior right- Mexico State. contest comhanded pitcher Joe Sawicki picked up his pared to NMSU’s 19. In the second game, sixth loss of the year after
UNC sophomore catcher Harrison Lambert went 3for-3 at the plate, including two doubles, and junior shortstop Adam Hilker went 2-for-3, but the Bears surrendered 14 hits and six walks in the seven-inning contest. On Sunday, the Bears had a season-best 16 runs on 21 hits but could not hold on to an early 10-run lead and went on to lose 19-16. UNC scored one in the first inning and six in the second inning behind two
homers. UNC went scoreless in the third but scored three runs in the fourth to take a 10-0 lead. New Mexico State scored four runs in the fourth and fifth innings to chip into the lead. UNC answered with three in the top of the sixth inning, but the Aggies countered with seven runs of their own in the bottom half and one run in the seventh inning to take a 16-13 lead. UNC tied it at 16 with three runs in the top of
the eighth inning, but NMSU retaliated with three eighth-inning runs of its own to complete the scoring. UNC will take the diamond again when it plays Air Force at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Colorado Springs.
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Week honors student achievements AMBER KAZMIERSKI email@example.com The Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership at UNC is hosting its annual Academic Excellence Week today through Saturday to honor students in colleges across campus who show academic excellence in their work. Other sponsors of the week include the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Graduate Student Association and academic departments and programs across campus. These sponsors host events throughout the week to honor students. Some of the many events to be hosted include the Greek Awards Ceremony, the
Teaching and Learning Fair, the Academic Excellence Reception, the Communication Jubilee and a luau. One of the major events is Research Day, Thursday at the University Center. Research Day allows graduate and undergraduate students to give both oral and poster presentations about their research in various fields
throughout the day. The School of Mathematical Science hosted a math contest banquet Sunday. The purpose of Academic Excellence Week is to recognize students who are excelling academically and allow students who are not part of the week to see what it is all about. See Excellence, Page 8
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Civic engagement begins on campus Ryan SHUCARD
here is a stigma around campus that politics and government, at any level, is not “sexy” enough to warrant any real student participation, but when you ask someone their opinion about an issue, they almost always have one. Yet when it comes time to vote or run for student government positions, those opinionated, and in some cases, ruthlessly critical students, fail to participate. Why is this so, considering so much of our future depends on the leadership of these generations? Is it because we think someone else will take initiative? Is it because we think of these activities as meaningless or a waste of time? Whatever the true answer may be is far less important compared to the way in which we move away from apathy and disengagement. When students attend college, vast opportunities exist to become “in the know” about issues affecting the daily lives of students
and citizens alike. National campaigns target younger audiences and local officials interact with students about specific issues of interest. Universities are still the bastions of intellectual stimulation for students with any interest, no matter how specific, yet students seem to be disinterested in employing their newly acquired knowledge and skills while they are still students. This year, UNC Student Senate has vacancies where no candidate has risen to answer the call. Still other positions are uncontested, and this is not the first time your student government has lacked students to take on the task of public service. Last year, it took a special election to enlist new candidates to run for uncontested or vacant positions. One can see how this can be a problem considering student government is often the only forum in which students can have a direct impact on the way in which various policies are implemented. You are a student here at UNC. You pay tuition and fees, room and board. You ought to take a careful look at the people vying for your support in this year’s
upcoming Student Senate elections, for they will be those whom you hold accountable when issues arise. But though many of us are quick to hold others accountable, especially those running for public office, I challenge you to hold yourself accountable. Participate and vote; you can make excuses as to why you can’t, but if you don’t, then you have no grounds to complain. Now is your chance to learn how to be a solid citizen, by experiences at the most basic level: campus politics. By learning about the issues closest to you now, you can better grasp the larger scale issues that most surely face our generation in the future. By voting, asking questions, or even running for a public seat, you can better absorb the intricacies of public life.
This culmination of participation and service is paramount to the success of our generation and consequently our country. You believe in yourself. Someone else believed in you, or you wouldn’t be in college. And I believe you have what it takes to meet challenges and navigate complex issues. Do not wait for someone else to take the initiative. That attitude has gotten us to where we are today. I wholeheartedly believe that this generation of students is capable of answering the call now, where we can learn, and in the future, where it matters the most. —Ryan Shucard is a senior journalism and political science major and the director of University Relations for Student Senate.
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Recognized for effort Excellence from Page 7 Donni Hurley, a senior criminal justice major, is part of the Hawaii Club at the University of Northern Colorado and will be helping with the luau on Saturday. “It’s always great to get involved at UNC,” Hurley said. “I am just glad I can contribute in some way.” Some of the events are new for this year, while others have become annual occurances. Some of the newer events include the Teaching and Learning Fair, which is being hosted for its second year, and ongoing events, like the Summit on Social Justice and Diversity, is being hosted for its eighth year. Other events, such as the luau and the Communication Jubilee,
are annual events. “I am intrigued to see what Academic Excellence Week is all about,” said Chris Grossman, a junior business major. For more information about Academic Excellence Week and all of the events, visit www.unco.edu/hsl/aew. html or call Loree Crow, associate director of the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership at 970-351-2940.
It’s always great to get involved at UNC. I’m just glad I can contribute in some way. — Donni Hurley, a senior criminal justice major and member of the Hawaii Club