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News Bears take a break for bingo The Center for Peer Education hosts bingo every Wednesday in the University Center. PAGE 8

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Junior acting major Molly Evenson enjoys a hotdog Wednesday afternoon at the UNC Student Health Center barbecue in front of Cassidy Hall. The barbeque was hosted to celebrate the center’s five years on campus.



Upcoming In Monday’s issue of The Mirror, look for a recap of the UNC football team’s home opener against Colorado Mesa.

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Student Health Center offers variety of services TESSA BYRNS


Senior acting major Ray Seams prepares a hot dog Wednesday afternoon at Cassidy Hall for the Student Health Center BBQ.

With a new school year comes all new colds, coughs, sniffing, sneezing, aches, pains, viruses and of all sorts of airborne illnesses. Luckily for UNC students, the Student Health Center, located in Cassidy Hall, is able to help cure all of what might ail students, and to celebrate its fifth anniversary of being on the UNC campus, the Student Health Center held a barbecue Wednesday on the front lawn of its building. “The Student Health Center organized a barbecue to celebrate its fifth year not only on campus but because every few years the Student Health Center changes ownership,” said Student Health Center Coordinator Cece Clark. “Before now, it was bought by Banner Health. Now the Student Health Center is managed by Dr. Greg

Denzel and Dr. Nathan Ginn.” Ginn is a practicing chiropractor and is now officially a part of the UNC family with his newfound ownership of the Student Health Center. “UNC has always had a health center,” said Ginn, who is also the director of Operations for the Student Health Center. “But they decided to outsource the positions within the health center to other independent health facilities around Greeley. They’ve been doing this since 2008.” Everyone who works in the Student Health Center agrees that when they get to interact with students and provide them with treatment, it makes them feel good. “I love seeing the students come in and helping them because they’re so exciting,” Clark said. “The whole staff loves when the new school year starts because we have students

coming in and they have a lot of energy. “The Student Health Center is a great comfort to some of the students who don’t have transportation so they can’t see other clinics in the area so we can help them figure out what is wrong and if they need to go to another facility. It is just more convenient for students.” Students who attended the barbeque not only loved the free hot dogs and chocolate cupcakes but they were able to get free meningitis shots. A lot of the students looked forward to learning more about the clinic. “I’m interested in finding out what they can provide for me in terms of health care just so that I can keep it in my mind for the next time I come down with the flu or something else happens while I’m at school,” said Kelley Giovanini, a sophomore nursing major. “I don’t

want to have to go all the way to the hospital if it turns out that I can just walk a couple of blocks to Cassidy Hall.” The Student Health Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and will become open on Saturdays starting in October. “The students are actually interested in finding out the real problem or if they have an illness,” Ginn said. “Young people are much more informed, and they know a lot more of the health risks that might be affecting them. We like to help students find out how to prevent common illnesses also.” The Student Health Center will also be holding a Student Health Fair Oct. 23 in South Hall. “It will have a Halloween theme,” said Clark. “There’ll be vampires drawing blood and all that. It’ll be bigger and better than last year’s fair.”

Cheese and chat welcomes faculty AMANDA STOUTENBURGH Each year, the returning faculty welcome new faculty by hosting a cheese and chat event in the bottom floor of Michener Library. With the help of the librarians, roughly 75 faculty members were welcomed to the Mari Michener Gallery Thursday evening. “This I think is actually the 8th annual cheese and

chat,” said Annie Epperson, associate professor and head of reference services at Michener Library. In the library, there are 16 faculty members who all have a specific subject specialty. The original purpose of cheese and chat was to make sure the faculty of each college knew their subject specialist so they could work with them, have them help with research and give their students

someone to help them. The librarian specialists provide a unique service to professors across campus by letting them know when the library receives new materials throughout the year. There are three primary duties of the librarians at the University of Northern Colorado: instruction, collection development and to serve as research See Chat on page 8

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Clinton shines, republicans forget Bush years existed By the time this editorial runs, the Democratic National Convention will be over, Barack Obama will have accepted the nomination and the official end of convention season will mark roughly 60 days until one of the most anticipated elections in recent memory. Bill Clinton spoke, during the second day, in a headlining spot usually reserved for a vice president and single-handily dismantled any argument the GOP and Romney/Ryan have made against Obama and struck a fire in the hearts of democrats

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RNC. Not to mention, she would have made a fool-proof running mate for Mitt Romney, seeing as she has more foreign policy experience in her left pinky finger than Paul Ryan does in his entire body. The last time the republicans held The White House for two terms, their administration’s top positions were so ashamed they didn’t even speak at their party’s convention this year. On the other hand, Clinton showed why Democrats excel with two terms and did so by pledging his support for Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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States for two terms. So the question is: Where was Bush during the RNC and why didn’t he pledge his support for his party’s candidate? Bush is not the only one missing from his weak excuse of an administration. Vice President Dick Cheney, Chief of Staff Karl Rove, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell were all missing from one of their party’s important nights leading up to this year’s election. Condoleezza Rice, however, a product of Colorado schooling as a graduate of University of Denver, gave one of the best speeches of the

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across the nation. The democrats used a very strong strategy by asking Clinton to speak at this year’s DNC. It showed the last time a democrat held The White House for two straight terms, he became one of the most respected politicians and successful presidents of all time. The republicans had a couple of key members missing at their convention, who for eight years, were the face to the Republican Party and running the nation. The Republicans seem to have forgotten that George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United


whether the next President of the nation would be a young black Senator from Chicago or a Vietnam war hero and long-time Senator from Arizona. After a circus of a voting season which included SNL skits for the ages, Joe The Plumber and a quirky soccer mom from Alaska, Barack Obama found himself victorious. Four years later, the nation finds itself back in the partisan saddle.

Presidential ads, mudslinging, tax audits and fact-checking are as exciting to those of us in the media as the start of our fantasy football season. In this, the 2012 round, we have the incumbent Obama, who after four years has a few more gray hairs and several feats, which his constituents consider to be in their favor. A restructured healthcare system and a dead Osama bin Laden, along with the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military, are just a few of the democratic candidate’s feats. However, some have been critical of the economic rebound, the moderate-centralist attitude, and in my opinion a lack of promises kept with regards to foreign affairs. On the other side we have

Mitt Romney. The former governor of Massachusetts has his own set of bones in the closet. This successful businessman ran his previous platform that attracted many progressive voters in a fairly progressive state. With regard to many issues, including healthcare, abortion and gun control, Romney has flip-flopped his way into a convenient spot as the GOP candidate. Although his past campaigns may haunt him, Romney has a remarkable track record in the business world, politics and in his role in the 2002 winter Olympic games. Assuming that the candidates hold steady in their respective positions until November, I think it is safe to assume that Obama will serve a second term. The

Republican National Convention was about as exciting and colorful as a Waffle House, and regardless of policies or reputations, the voters will not go into the polls voting for a candidate who reminds them of the guy that sold them their used car. Obama has taken full advantage of advertising in “hip” media sources and has remained popular with the youth of America. The Romney campaign is attracting an older generation of conservative voters, but his boring persona and lethargic campaign is not enough. Like it or not, Obama will win this election because he was and is still “cool.” — Benjamin Fuller is a senior economics major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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Student Senate Update Senate begins the process of reconstructing, rewriting bylaws TOMMY SIMMONS After last week’s Student Senate meeting, in which it was voted to go to a biweekly schedule, Wednesday marked the first committee meetings of the semester. By any standards, the UNC Student Senate is an organization in transition. Late in the last year’s spring semester, Senate asked the permission of the student body, through a campus-wide vote, to reconstruct itself. It was decided that the actual restructure would take place during the 2013–14 academic school year, with

this year’s body meeting to build the new structure before elections in the spring. “We just passed restructuring last year,” Student Trustee Levi Fuller said. “Now we have to make it happen. That’s the hardest part. Ideas (alone) mean nothing.” The new structure of Senate will include three student representatives from each of UNC’s five colleges, plus four members who will head four different committees and two administrative assistants — giving Senate a head count of 21 members. The Restructuring

Committee is in charge of the actual reorganization of Senate during this school year. As a committee, it meets every other Wednesday, with the possibility of meeting more frequently to accomplish the goals the members have laid out for themselves. One of the goals is to have the bylaws complete by winter break. The biggest issue the committee is tacking on this year will be the organization within the current Senate voting body. “Right now there’s a big disconnect between the college representatives and the (cabinet mem-

bers),” Fuller said. Fuller led Wednesday’s meeting, discussing shortterm and long-term goals, as well as suggestions and ideas for the reorganization. One difficult task will be coordinating 15 representatives from five different fields of study. In addition to Senate, each college has a student council that has its own meetings and its own representatives. The trouble with coordination comes from a lack of communication between these college representatives and Student Senate. One of the ways the Restructuring Committee

sought to fix this problem was to specify the responsibilities of each of the three representatives from the colleges, as voiced by Shelby Williams, who is the director of Academic Affairs. The committee felt if the college representatives had specific responsibilities — instead of simply representing their college — they would be able to operate as a more cohesive unit, as well as attract people who want to specifically run for a position. Another issue that the Committee discussed Wednesday was writing new bylaws for Student Senate as a whole. In order

to do that, the committee wanted to incorporate the bylaws of the individual college student councils into Student Senate. “We need to incorporate all the important things from the old bylaws into the new ones,” Fuller said. “It’s a lot of looking back and forth.” The Committee decided the next course of action would be to acquire copies of each college’s student council’s bylaws so they could synthesize them into one document. The next Student Senate meeting is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Room of the University Center.

ALANA Street Bash pumps up the volume KELSEY HAMMON

It was a beautiful day to fire up the barbecue grills and learn about some of UNC’s

on-campus organizations. With the UNC radio providing the entertainment Wednesday, the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center was in full swing for the

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ALANA Street Bash. Students strolled the lawn eating and conversing with members of University of Northern Colorado cultural centers and members of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance. The event invited students to learn about the cultural centers while enjoying the food and festivities. “This is a fun way for students to come and talk to directors of our on-campus organizations and learn how we can support them,” Alethea Stovall director of

Asian/Pacific American Student Services said. “It’s our open arms to students.” Hosted by UNC’s cultural centers, students participated in a dance contest, water balloon toss and watermelon eating contest to win prizes. Also, students could visit the booths of individual organizations and talk with center directors. Kody Maynard, a program coordinator for GLBTA, used the time at the event to let the attendees know more about what his

organization has to offer. “The GLBTA resource center is all about providing a safe and welcome place for students, Maynard said. “We encourage everyone to come and show support.” Students also had the chance to pick up pamphlets of information about the cultural centers and GLBTA. “It’s great to learn about where people come from,” said Brittaney Hudson, a sophomore special education major and member of the President’s Leadership

Program. “I think the cultural centers here on campus give them a great voice.” All students were encouraged to check out UNC’s on-campus organizations as there are many opportunities to get involved and show campus and community support. “Finding our place and a sense of belonging is really important to academic success,” said Ty’ray Thompson, director for the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center.

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Country gangster drama Lawless better than a fine moonshine


nce upon a time, in the Prohibition-era 1920s, alcohol was a rare pleasure, unless you made it yourself. Of course, if there was someone brave enough to stick it to the man and distill their own liquor, that person became an outlaw. Take, for example, the Bondurant brothers, the subjects of director John Hillcoat’s third major Hollywood film, “Lawless.” Set in the late 1920s in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, “Lawless” tells the story of the Bondurant brothers Forrest (Tom Hardy), Howard (Jason Clarke) and Jack (Shia LaBeouf), three hard-bitten country boys


MOVIE REVIEW Lawless Director: John Hillcoat Run Time:116 min. Rated: R

who earn their reputation as independent bootleggers operating under their own private network of moonshine stills throughout their hometown of Franklin County. Led by Forrest, whom the locals consider to be “indestructible,” the brothers seem to have met their match when they encounter Special Deputy Charley Rakes (Guy

Pearce). Pearce plays a disturbed federal agent from Chicago out to extort protection money from the brothers using any means possible. Confrontation after confrontation expertly builds toward a guns-ablazin’ climax which you will have to see to believe. Basically, apart from a few nit-picky pacing issues, everything about

this film just “works.” The acting is consistently good from all of the actors — yes, including Shia LaBeouf, who turns in the best performance of his career by far. However, as far as acting goes, the real standouts are Hardy and Pearce. Hardy has an incredible quiet intensity, able to convey so much with just a look. With Special Deputy Rakes, Pearce has crafted a character that is so sinister that the actor disappears altogether. With his preening vanity, flat Chicago accent and habit of referring to himself in the third-person, Rakes is so despicable that he’s almost cartoon-like.

I hated this character, mostly because I completely forgot about the actor playing him, so well does Pearce immerse himself in this role. Hillcoat has won critical acclaim for his previous two major films, “The Proposition” and “The Road,” both of which deal with themes similar to “Lawless” — familial love, perseverance in times of hardship and the growth of the human spirit through acts of unspeakable violence. “Lawless” is, then, a more than adequate addition to Hillcoat’s growing canon. The cinematography is gorgeous, with numerous picturesque shots of the Appalachian countryside. The sound-

track, composed by musician Nick Cave (who also wrote the film’s killer screenplay), is almost a star in and of itself, giving the film a healthy dose of backwoods, preDepression era personality with just the pluck of a banjo string. So grab yourself some buddies and a jar’a hooch and head out to see “Lawless.” I promise this Southern-fried gangster drama will go down smooth and boil your blood like good white lightnin’ should. — Taylor Hensel is a junior English major and arts writer for The Mirror.

Clay Center to celebrate third anniversary with art, music SARAH KIRBY A pottery school for the community, The Clay Center of Northern Colorado will celebrate its three-year anniversary this weekend as the jazzy tones of “Bad Brad and the Fats Cats” will accompany guests as they admire bookshelves of local art, some of which will be for sale. The event will be from 5-10 p.m. Saturday at 1024 6th Ave. Located across the railroad tracks in the industrial park of downtown Greeley, anyone is welcome to take classes from The Clay

Center. “I teach kids classes during the day (and) adults in the evening,” said Tim Preston, owner of The Clay Center of Northern Colorado. “Students range from beginning through advanced. The classes are unstructured, unlike a university or community college setting. Students are encouraged to come up with their own ideas for projects. I’m here to help them with any ideas they have.” Over the past few years, Preston has had students create everything from dinnerware to working foun-

tains. In fact, one woman chose to make miniature clay houses to place in her garden. Creations from The Clay Center vary from functional and utilitarian to purely sculpture. J. McCarthy, a senior nursing major at UNC, joined The Clay Center last month after she found out about its website. McCarthy uses The Clay Center as an artistic outlet. “I worked with clay in high school and wanted to get back into it,” McCarthy said. “The Clay Club at UNC wouldn’t let me join because I’m not an art major, but anyone can join

The Clay Center and there is no [sic] syllabus or rules.” Potentially one of the premier clay studios in the area, The Clay Center offers a series of different firing options that include raku, gas, gas reduction and soda. Along with offering 10 pottery wheels for throwing, the studio offers a slab roller, mix router, a variety of glazes and expert instruction. One of the center’s exciting new projects includes collaborative efforts with the University of Northern Colorado Visual Arts department in building a wood-burning kiln. A kiln

requires a team effort, Preston said. “Wood is the primary source of fuel, so firing the kiln is a community effort organized in shifts,” Preston said. “The kiln is brought up to 2,000 degrees.” For only $125 a month, students receive eight classes, which include clay and glazes. Currently, The Clay Center is offering a 20 percent discount for students throughout the school year. The eight classes are open, and although a person pays for the eight classes, he or she can utilize them whenever they would like throughout the month.

A current artist, Neal Celani, residing at The Clay Center, is looking forward to the party and invites those interested from the community to attend. “It’s a good introduction,” Celani said. “A way of getting your foot in the door. It’s going to open you up to this place and give you a glimpse of the attitude and environment we create here.” For more information about The Clay Center of Northern Colorado and its three year anniversary party, check out its website at or call at 970-590-1561.

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Football team looks to bounce back against Colorado Mesa PARKER COTTON

The Pac-12 experiment is over, and now the UNC football team sets its sights on an opponent of a vastly different caliber. After playing its seasonopener at Football Bowl Subdivision-member Utah Aug. 30, the University of Northern Colorado hosts its home-opener Saturday against Division II foe Colorado Mesa University. Though the level of competition isn’t the same, the team learned last year — after losing in the first game of the season to then-NAIA opponent Lindenwood — not to take anybody lightly. “As you watch film, you realize they might not have size, but we know they’re going to play their hearts out, so we got to play even harder,” said sophomore defensive tackle Lexington Smith. The Bears will be forced to contain a quarterbackrunning back combo of Deke Cisco and Jake Cimolino, a pair that rushed for a combined 201 yards in CMU’s opening loss to


Junior quarterback Seth Lobato (9, in gold) takes a snap at practice this season. UNC hosts Colorado Mesa at 1:35 p.m. Saturday. Humboldt State. Each had a rushing touchdown, and Cisco’s only passing score of the game was a 30-yarder to Cimolino. Smith said, though, the Bears can take a few positives out of their defensive effort from a 41-0 loss to the Utes. “We flew to the ball (against Utah),” Smith said. “Our pursuit drills are definitely paying off for us, especially against that Utah team which is a bigger, stronger, maybe

even faster team.” Smith, who had eight tackles against the Utes, also said the team has stressed not allowing what the team calls an “explosion play,” a rush or pass of 15 or more yards. UNC only allowed four such plays against Utah. “So if we can do that against that team, it’s amazing what we can probably do against Mesa,” Smith said. Co-offensive coordinator Jon Boyer said the

offense also had reason to be optimistic going forward. Boyer said the offensive line performed well against Utah and junior quarterback Seth Lobato looked comfortable against what is likely the best defense he’s faced as a starter. In terms of preparing for CMU, Boyer said the battle, at least on offense, will lean heavily on the play in the trenches. “They do some things up front that are rather confusing,” said Boyer of Mesa’s

defense. “They have a bunch of different looks that we just got to sort out and make sure our O-line and our backs understand what’s going on in the run game and protections and we’ll be fine.” Lobato said he and the offense will have to be up to the challenge posed by CMU’s defense that compiled nine tackles for losses and a forced fumble in its opener. “Mesa, they have some playmakers on that team on

the defensive side of the ball,” he said. “We have to prepare and execute our schemes to a ‘T’ basically, and if we do that we should be fine and be able to move the ball down the field.” Lobato might be shorthanded on offense with the questionable status of junior wide receiver Jace Davis, who rolled his right ankle at the very end of Tuesday’s practice. Davis wore a boot on the ankle Wednesday, and Boyer said he was unsure if he’d be available for Saturday. On the defensive line, sophomore defensive tackle Devontae Chapple will be missing as he recovers from a leg injury suffered during the Utah game. Nevertheless, the Bears are excited to be home the first time this season. “We’re ready to get in front of our fans and hopefully put on a show,” Lobato said. “Give them something to cheer about.” The game kicks off at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Nottingham Field and will be televised by Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

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UNC volleyball team faces tough weekend test against quality opponents RACHEL TURNOCK

The yet-to-be defeated UNC volleyball team begins play in its second home tournament of the season tonight when it hosts the University of Tulsa in the first game of the Northern Colorado Classic tonight at Butler- Hancock Sports Pavilion. The University of Northern Colorado is coming off a perfect weekend in its Hampton Inn & Suites Northern Colorado Classic when it took down Oklahoma, Air Force and North Dakota State a week ago. “We need to keep fighting and not go downhill and always keep improving in practice,” sophomore

outside hitter Tambre Haddock said. Haddock was named the Big Sky’s Player of the Week Monday by helping the Bears extend their undefeated record to 6-0 last weekend, starting with 20 kills and 14 digs during the match against Oklahoma. This weekend, though, the Bears are matched against three teams with winning records. Tulsa enters 5-3, but the Bears are 4-0 all-time against the Hurricane. Creighton University comes in at 5-1 and Ball State University comes to Greeley at 4-3. Northern Colorado is 1-1 all-time against Creighton but has never faced Ball State. Junior libero Merideth Johnson said the challenges


UNC sophomore Andrea Spaustat prepares to spike the ball during a drill during practice this week. of such a tough schedule will be good for the team before starting conference play next week. “I feel like every weekend we have been growing so just to continue to keep getting better and improving on everything,” Johnson said. Johnson had no time for a break during the Air Force

match, as the Falcons kept nailing the ball in her direction. Physically and mentally she had to adjust, and she did, to the tune of 20 digs against Air Force. “Air Force is pretty good,” Johnson said. “Being on my toes and being ready for things that we wouldn’t get from say, OU.”

Possibly the only negative from last weekend for UNC was the serving to the other teams. Head coach Lyndsey Oates said serving is an area that needs improvement for the Northern Colorado Classic. “That was the only glaring weakness where we have to be a little bit more consistent and serve tougher,” Oates said. Senior setter Marissa Hughes did not play the final two sets against NDSU Saturday due to an injury. The status of her injury is unknown, but she was limited in her participation in practice this week. Oates said, however, freshman setter Allie Hutcheson filled in admirably in Hughes’ absence. If Hughes isn’t

ready for this weekend, Hutcheson could again see an increased role. “I thought Allie did a great job,” Oates said. “She jumped right in there, and one of her greatest qualities is how competitive she is. She’s a gamer. She’s going to jump in there and make plays even if it’s not pretty or even if it doesn’t look the same as Marissa looks. She’s going to make the play somehow or someway and she wants to win as bad as anyone in our program.” The Bears take the court at 7 p.m. tonight against Tulsa and face Creighton and Ball State tomorrow at noon and 7 p.m., respectively, Saturday. All matches will be played at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.


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UNC soccer falls short against the University of Wyoming MICHAEL NOWELS

UNC’s soccer team fell victim to a second-half letdown in its 2-0 loss to the University of Wyoming (61) Thursday at Jackson Stadium. After controlling play for much of the first half, the University of Northern Colorado (2-3-1) gave up a penalty kick goal, followed by a header to seal the loss. “Towards the second half, the PK just brought us down, but we can take from the loss the good play in the first half,” senior goaltender Natalie D’Adamio said. “I thought we played well.” The Bears recorded only

two shots on goal — both in the first half, one by freshman defender Adrienne Jordan and the other by sophomore forward Juliana Grover. Head coach Tim Barrera said he felt Grover had a strong start to the game and was a good threat for his team offensively. “Juliana Grover was killing people down the right flank,” Barrera said. “They really had no answers. They tried a couple different players on her. She got in a couple times. She could have been a little better on some of her shots, but she created a lot.” The game turned around in the 56th minute when the ball bounced in


UNC junior forward Brittany Dunn (right) dribbles past a Wyoming defender during Thursday’s game at Jackson Stadium. The Bears lost the game 2-0. front of UNC senior defender Janelle Kramer, who was inside the 18-yard box and spun as she tried to play it. The ball nicked the underside of her arm, and for a second it appeared there

would be no call, but then came the whistle, awarding Wyoming a penalty kick. D’Adamio guessed left, but Cowgirls junior forward Olivia Mohtadi shot to D’Adamio’s right, putting

Bingo brings in the crowd, brings in the funk LAUREN SURBRUGG

With two weeks of school over, the students of UNC are always looking for a break between studies to relieve stress and have fun with their peers. The Center for Peer Education hosts free bingo Wednesday nights throughout the school year as an activity for students to relax. The University Center ballrooms were filled with more than 400 students Wednesday, and the atmosphere was loud and full of energy with a combination of music from the UNC Student Radio and the chatter of the students. CPE uses bingo as a safe substitute to drinking and drugs on a Wednesday night.

“Since Wednesday is a big drinking night around a college, we like to provide a late-night alternative to partying for students,” said Brittany Bohl, a prevention coordinator for the Prevention Education and Advocacy Service Office. The Prevention Education and Advocacy Service Office oversees the Center for Peer Education. Other organizations, such as UNC Student Radio and ASAP – Assault Survivors Advocacy Program – help contribute to making Bingo a great success. In addition to playing bingo, different groups and organizations made small presentations on different topics during brief intermissions such as the effects of alcohol, drugs, unprotected sex and much more.

Refreshments such as lemonade and water are provided by CPE advocating for their “Party with a Plan” initiative to encourage safe consumption of alcohol. Bohl said bingo nights are great for students to learn about alcohol and drugs through their peers. Throughout the night, five full games of bingo were played. It is not the typical five in a row makes a bingo, but instead incorporates some school spirit. The first game, players are asked to make a U, followed by an N, C, O, and ending with an X. With five games played each time, there are five opportunities to win prizes, which ranged from UNC apparel, concert tickets and gift cards. The winner of the fifth game,

Blayse Andromeda-Focht, won an Amazon gift card. Andromeda-Focht is an avid bingo player that enjoys coming to play because of the fun atmosphere, chants and great people. “I look forward to learning more statistics about alcohol and drugs,” Andromeda-Focht said. A fellow player and student, Ian Fralick, comes to bingo almost every time it is offered. “The competition here is great,” Fralick said. “I come to relieve stress.” Bingo is offered three more times this semester: Oct. 3, 19, and Nov. 14 in the UC Ballrooms. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the games begin at 8:30 p.m. The first 50 students to arrive receive free T-shirts.

the goal in the back of the net and giving Wyoming the lead. The Bears’ goalkeeper said she misread Mohtadi’s approach of the ball. “You’ve got to either read them or choose a side,” she said. “I didn’t read them well and unfortunately, it was a goal.” Grover said she thought the team lost its energy and confidence when it fell behind, and that affected its play for the rest of the game. “We need to pick our heads up after they score,” Grover said. “We need to stick with our composure and know that we can beat them and win, because I think we were definitely the better team. We just

need a result.” Wyoming’s second goal came in the 70th minute on a cross from junior midfielder Liz O’Reilly and was put away by the head of sophomore forward Lucie McDowell. The Bears will have some time off before they have the chance to bounce back from this defeat, as their next game is next Friday, when they travel to play Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Barrera said he hopes to have senior forward Danielle Birdsall back when the team begins conference play against Portland State, Sept. 21. Birdsall injured her leg during the Aug. 17 loss to

Chat: faculty creating journal Continued from page 2 consultants for students and faculty. Helen Reed has been the dean of University Libraries for about a year but has worked at UNC for more than 20. Reed was selected as dean through a national search process. “It’s a great opportunity for faculty to meet informally and across colleges,” Reed said of the event. A few of the faculty members are creating an open access journal called JERI (Journal of Educational Research and Innovation). Anyone can access this journal after registering for it. “People don’t have to

pay to read it,” said Stephanie Fanselow, a graduate student of education. Fanselow is also the assistant editor for the journal. It is a good way to get information for those that do not attend college. This journal is peerreviewed by two experts in the field. Madeline Milian, an education professor, is one of the editors of the journal along with Kathleen O’Neil, an elementary education professor. “People have to submit articles, they cannot just publish it,” O’Neil said. More information about JERI can be found at

Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 e-Mirror  

This is the web-only version of The Mirror's Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 edition.

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