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Jasmine West, left, a senior, and Jessica Rakke, a freshman, learn self-defense moves from course instructor Tariq Ahmad, a doctoral student.
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Resource centers go to street to inform students at Bash CARMEN BRADY firstname.lastname@example.org The Kohl and Davis Houses were packed with students Monday as cultural centers, resource centers, clubs and students came together for the second annual Street Bash. The bash was hosted by Student Advocacy Services and featured food, music courtesy of UNC Student Radio, activities, raffles and information booths from organizations across campus. The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center, the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Allies Resource Office, Asian Pacific American Student Services, Native American Student Services and the Women’s Resource Center sponsored the event. Also present were several of the University of Northern Colorado’s mul-
ticultural clubs and organizations, including the League of United Latin American Citizens, the First Nations, MECHA, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma. Each office and organization had an informational booth where students could find out more about what services each offers and what ideals each promotes. Trish Escobar, the director of the CCCC, said after last year’s Street Bash, there was a marked increase in students visiting the centers. She said that the centers host events every semester, and a good way to get students to attend later activities is through a large event at the beginning of the year. “We saw a huge boom at first,” Escobar said. “The numbers had dwindled by the time of midterms, probably due to how busy students are at that time, but it defi-
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nitely got our name out there.” Stephanie Rosenbaum, a sophomore psychology major and a representative at the GLBTA booth, says the Street Bash is a good initial way to get students’ attention. “We’re trying to raise awareness and get our name out there,” said Rosenbaum. “I think this is a good way to get students involved because they get to see how much fun it can be.” While the food and fun may draw students in initially, what is really important to the centers is getting people involved and helping them find their niches at UNC. Breanna Tindall, a junior business management major and a representative for the MGCC, said students stopping by the booth seemed interested in getting involved. “We’ve had a lot of people come up and sign up for our emails and show interest in the cen-
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Stephanie Rosenbaum, left, a senior psychology major, talks to Sean McLachlan, a freshman environmental studies major, about the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender and Allies Resource Office at the second annual Street Bash. ter,” Tindall said. “It’s a really good and fun way to promote ourselves to new students and students who may not have stopped by the center before.”
Escobar said the Street Bash is a good way to inform students about what each center has to offer. “The main point of the centers is to provide stu-
dents with resources and to serve as a home away from home,” Escobar said. “An event like this helps us to promote ourselves and make (students) feel welcome.”
Bear Bus to soon run on alternative, local oil AMBER KAZMIERSKI email@example.com From donating excess food to converting frying oil into fuel, UNC’s Dining Services has been finding more ways to become “green” in recent years. Two years ago, Dining Services began the process of converting fryer oil into biodiesel fuel
for the Bear Bus system. Hal Brown, the director of Dining Services, said they are working toward a full cycle effect, meaning the student eats the food made with the fryer oil, which then goes to Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises to be turned into biodiesel fuel. The fuel is then sent to Gray Oil, the company that distributes
the fuel to the Bear Buses. The cycle is not yet complete, but Brown said he hopes it will be in the near future. Another way Dining Services has reduced the amount of food disposed of is through the Waste Not program. Waste Not was created by students and faculty at the University of Northern Colorado where local vol-
unteers go to Holmes and Tobey-Kendel dining halls five days a week to collect a selected amount of food after dinner shifts. The food is then donated to local homeless shelters. “Saving the future of the ozone is wonderful but should always come second to saving the present of a person,” said See Recycling, Page 3
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UNC dines ‘green’ Recycling from Page 2 Bethany Knoshaug, a junior communication major at UNC. “Going green is fine, but more efforts should go into the Waste Not program to transfer left-over, still-consumable food to the abundance of homeless shelters.” Another way the dining halls have cut down on waste food is through food restrictions, such as the one-entrée rule at Holmes and TK and the two-entrée rule at the University Center Food Court. Dining Services also makes a donation to the Weld Food Bank at the end of each semester and donates excess perishable
items and slightly dented cans during the semester. TK is also a part of the Area Agency for Aging, a service that provides food for senior citizens around Greeley. Holmes also donates leftover fruit to help feed bats that are part of the bat research conducted at UNC. Holmes composts waste and has a solar powered trash compactor, as well. All of the dining halls recycle cardboard and have biodegradable products, such as Bear On The Run boxes, silverware, bowls and plates. For more information on Dining Services and their recycling efforts, contact Hal Brown at 970-351-1967.
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Dining Services is looking into recycling frying oil into biodiesel fuel for the Bear Bus system. Reusing the oil is just one way Dining Services is going “green.”
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Artwork’s attention takes focus away from poignant article What if Michael Vick were white? This is the question stapled to the headline for an article released by ESPN The Magazine on Aug. 25. The essay was written by Touré and highlighted the hypothetical analysis of how Vick’s trial would have ended if he were a white star athlete instead of a black one. Some may expect Touré to argue that Vick would have received a slap on the wrist if he were of a European anthology, but the 1,000 word essay actually positions that Vick’s punishment would have equated identically. After all, Vick did operate a gruesome interstate dog-fighting ring involving the abuse and execution
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but when he saw his writings published underneath an edited picture of Michael Vick as a white man, he was repulsed. Touré said he thinks careful readers will note that the story and the image don’t really interact. His point is valid. Touré discredits the validity of the question ‘What if Michael Vick were white?’ in the first few paragraphs of the editorial. He then spends a good amount of his writings explaining how switching someone’s race changes her life experience, therefore deeming it impossible to determine how her fate would have played as a different race. The very thought of Michael Vick as a white man contradicts Touré’s dis-
cernible point. He describes the relationship between photo and story as the same likeness as “two people who kinda know about each other but don’t really know each other.” When asked to respond to the controversy about the photo, ESPN The Magazine Editor-inChief Chad Millman said he and his co-workers had several conversations about how to support the text with imagery that would have as big an effect as the article itself. He concluded by stating, “Ultimately, the resulting treatment felt like the strongest way to answer the question so many have been asking.” Arguably, the photo seems to be doing its job.
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of underperforming dogs. As Touré points out, some compare dog abuse with harming a human toddler. Surprisingly, the hot debate on the table does not involve the viewpoint expressed in the article but rather the headline and photo accompanied with the piece. If things had gone the way Touré wanted, the photo may have been something more complimentary of his writing. Alas, when a writer submits a story to the editors, he or she has no say in the title or the art displayed with the article. Touré has been writing for magazines and newspapers for 20 years and has never had the opportunity to offer input on a title or visual,
y conservative friends and family say the debt crisis must be blamed on poor choices in Washington. They’re absolutely correct. But, treating the wealthiest Americans as victims of robbery through taxation does nothing to alleviate unemployment or minimize wasteful spending. I find it still more troubling when someone refers to the richest Americans “a minority group,” a phrase which implies a cultural standing akin to
that of racially and sexually disenfranchised groups. According to economist Edward Wolff, two-thirds of the country’s wealth was controlled by only 10 percent of the population in 2007. Then came the housing bust, which no doubt stretched the difference in shares of wealth. That 10 percent has already taken and will take more of the American pie each year. When it comes to the question at hand — money — this particular minority doesn’t need anyone to come to their defense. I do not support a Robin Hood government, but I do support one in which the poor are given opportunities not afforded them by the free market. Likening super-rich Americans to minority groups ignores, or worse, celebrates, our
country’s history of systematically taking money and power from ethnic minorities and women, not to mention the poor. President Obama’s decision to extend the Bush tax cuts did nothing to make friends in his own party, but it did, for a time, keep wealthy Americans from suffering their inevitable fate: higher taxes. Washington taxes them less than it did in the ‘90s, for that matter, a time when the economic growth of the United States was indisputable. If increasing spending hasn’t done enough to create jobs, then neither has the stagnant tax rate. This past summer, stubbornness and self-interest curtailed what might have been valuable progress in beginning to take on the national debt. A normal busi-
ness stays on top by bringing in more money than it loses. But the United States government is not a normal business. It has only one way of bringing in revenue. Wealthy citizens would do well to define themselves not by how much more they have to lose, but by how much more they have to give. America can only pull out of a nasty debt spiral through willingness to engage in two unpleasant tasks: cutting spending and raising taxes. Refusal to give in to one or the other serves none of us but instead the wealthy, a group that unfortunately overlaps with another group, Congress, a few times too often. — Mark Maxwell is a senior theater arts major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.
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Cans to Candelaria cooking up annual drive CARRISSA OLSZEWSKI firstname.lastname@example.org
The season of giving is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to begin collecting food for UNC’s sixth annual campus-wide food drive, Cans to Candelaria. Cans to Candelaria has had a significant effect on the Weld Food Bank over the past several years, the organization that benefits from the drive. Last year, the University of Northern Colorado donated 60,000 pounds of food to the Weld Food Bank. Both food and monetary donations were accepted, with each dollar
buying about six pounds of food. Several organizations around campus participate in the competition each year. This year, groups can register online at www.unco.edu/canstocandelaria/ by Sept. 19. “This event always comes at a really great time,” said Scott Westfall, Weld Food Bank food procurement specialist. “This is because over summer there are less donations, and the demand this year is incredible because of economic conditions.” The drive will wrap up at the end of Homecoming Week on Sept. 22, which is
earlier than previous years. Every pound of food will add one point to participating groups’ totals in the homecoming points competition. Cans to Candelaria was started in 2006 by Lee Anne Peck, an associate professor of journalism at UNC, and students in her public relations class. This year, however, Alana Cline, professor of dietetics, and members of the Student Dietetic Association will run the event. SDA has won the event twice in the past. The switch occurred because Peck is on sabbatical for the fall semester. Peck still helped plan the
event over the summer. In fact, she and Chelsea Bell, a senior intern, have worked to find sponsors, make Tshirts, update the website and make other preparations for this year’s food drive. “It’s kind of sad to let go of this event that helps the Weld County Food Bank each year,” Peck said. “I really hope that everyone at UNC will support the sixth annual food drive, because the food bank now relies on UNC’s food drive.” Cline, who is now the main organizer, said there will be no significant changes to the event under her guidance. Cline said SDA mem-
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Lindsey Mills, left, and Keith Atzman, both now graduated, sort food donated by community members and UNC organizations during the Cans to Candelaria food drive last year. bers had an idea for a food drive seven years ago called “Feed the Bear,” but the event was not as publicized and was overtaken by Cans to Candelaria before it
entered its second year. “We are glad to get it back,” Cline said. “We are very excited that Cans to Candelaria is not going to end.”
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MEChA brings Chicano, other cultures together through involvement KRISTEN MARTIN email@example.com Members of Movimiento Estudiantil Chican de Aztlan, better known as MEChA, hosted a meeting in the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center for UNC students interested in joining the organization, which supports equal opportunities for all. About fifteen students filled the living room of the cultural center to learn about MEChA and what it has to offer students and Greeley residents. MEChA translates to the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, which refers to the old territory of Mexico that included the western portion of the United States.
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The movement was founded during the Chicano Movement in the 1960s. The main focus of the members, or “mechistas,” is to help provide equal opportunities to UNC students and residents of Greeley of each gender, race, and level of education. Every Thursday, MEChA members host English as a Second Language classes in the cultural center. Mechistas also put together events such as the Sept. 16 celebration of the Mexico independence and a haunted house at the cultural center. “We also sponsor different events around campus that feature Chicanos, like the Latina fraternities and sororities, which are the Betas, NAKS, Gammas
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and the Lambdas,” said Sara Leach, junior recreation and hospitality major and a co-chair of MEChA. “We’re sponsoring the Cesar Chavez week, Semana de Los Muertos, which is Week of the Dead, and lots of other various events. The fiesta is to show potential recruits what the organization is all about and what kind of organization it is.” Juan Gomez, a mechista and senior human services and prenursing major, said the group is involved with the Weld Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity and strives to keep the streets clean. “We try to bring the people together,” Gomez said. “We bring high school students to cam-
pus, give them a tour and take them to our classes.” Angie Diaz, the community adviser for MEChA, said parents were noticing the inequalities of the educational system across the United States and believed their children deserved the same educational rights and treatments as others. “In the late ‘60s, there was a youth conference in Denver,” Diaz said. “They learned how to be leaders and spread their knowledge through the communities.” Diaz said for people to consider themselves Chicano is to have the freedom to be identified however they want and is for the betterment of community rather than individual race. “I call myself Chicano
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because I am part of the ‘mechicka,’ or people who traveled the land,” Diaz said. “I fight for people’s rights, and that’s what they did.” Maria Meza, a sophomore biology major, had her own interpretation of Chicano. “I thought it meant that your parents lived in Mexico and you’re born in the U.S.,” Meza said. Meza said she is planning to join the organization and likes MEChA’s involvement in the community. Diaz said MEChA includes a variety of different races, not just Mexican-Americans. Lauren Felker, a sophomore business major,
said she is interested in joining the organization. “I’m going to be joining MEChA,” Felker said. “I think it’s a great community of people, and they don’t leave anybody out. I hadn’t heard about the organization before now, but I wish I could do a little more to get the word out about it. MEChA is really diverse. It’s not just all about one culture; anyone can join. My best friend is in it, so I wanted to come see what the club was about and it seems like everyone is really nice.” Meetings are hosted at 5 p.m. every Tuesday in the CCCC. –Editor’s Note: Tessa Byrns contributed to this article.
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English professors share publishing experiences HELEN DEHAAN Arts@uncmirror.com Getting published may be the biggest milestone for any writer, and you don’t have to be that guy who sits in a dimly lit room in front of a computer screen with a cup of decaf waiting for that one life-changing phone call. Although some esteemed poets, playwrights and novelists may prefer that artistic lifestyle, Nic Brown and Lisa Zimmerman, both published English professors at UNC, have other suggestions for those people who are striving to get their work seen by the general public. Zimmerman authored the poetry collection “How the Garden Looks from Here,” which won the 2004 Violet Reed Haas Award. Brown is the author of one short story collection, “Floodmarkers,” and one novel, “Doubles.” Lisa Zimmerman, who
has been teaching poetry and writing at the University of Northern Colorado for 13 years, knows that it is necessary to educate students about publishing. “I had to find my own way because when I was in school, nobody talked about it,” Zimmerman said, recalling her past experiences. Students who have taken either professor’s courses say they agree. Evelyn Wiant, a senior English major, appreciates the effort Brown and Zimmerman put into educating their students on the writing process. “Lisa spends a week of class time on how to get published, and Nic has lots of insight on the process,” Wiant said. “Actually, thanks to Nic and Lisa, I know most of the things I felt I needed to know about getting published.” So where do creative writers begin? Brown and
Zimmerman both have published work in literary journals and magazines, an easy target for student writers. “Check out different journals and magazines, and look at their guide-
journal reviews so you can familiarize yourself with the journal you are submitting to.” Brown has only been at UNC for a year, and he tells his students to embrace rejection.
you’re going to be black- to continue submitting. “Don’t be afraid to listed forever.” Both Brown and spend time submitting Zimmerman remind your work; it is just a part prospective writers to of the game,” Brown said. acknowledge rejection as “It isn’t about who you a learning experience, know or what your cover and revision—especially letter looks like; it is all about the with a writactual manuers group— script. Good h e l p s writing rises n o v i c e to the top.” authors Remaining produce optimistic, better writUNC’s pubing. l i s h e d “Writing authors said, can be soliserves as tary and motivation. alienating, — Nic Brown, “There is so it is nice always going to have the UNC English profesto be that chance to sor and author of rejection,” be in a “Foofmarkers” and Zimmerman room of said. “You people talk- “Doubles” can have ing about your moment it,” Brown of disapsaid. “It helps the writing process pointment, but you have to get it together and put altogether.” The professors also more work out into the advised on the necessity world.” to keep work moving and
“It isn’t about who you know or what your cover letter looks like; it is the actual written manuscript. Good writing rises to the top.”
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Published by Counterpoint, Nic Brown’s “Doubles” is about the tragedy of a tennis player’s life. lines for submissions,” Zimmerman said. “Use websites like duotrope.com and newpages.com to look at the
“Send your work in and expect rejection,” he said with a laugh. “If somebody rejects your work, it doesn’t mean
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artist Peter Krantz Dec. 1-3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. Rated: G (suitable for all audiences) For more information, contact: Gillian McNally, head of communi-
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UNC running backs slowly gaining experience MICHAEL NOWELS firstname.lastname@example.org
Even without a running back with a recorded rush last season, running backs coach Terrence Robinson has options for UNC’s 2011 season. Despite the inexperience of the University of Northern Colorado running backs, Robinson said he’s glad to have his current group. “I’ve got a running back by committee — that’s how I feel about the running backs,” he said. “I trust each and every one of them. It doesn’t matter what year they are. I’ll put them out there on the field because I truly trust them.” Senior David Deans and junior John Burnley are likely to get the most play-
ing time this season. Deans transferred from Western State in 2008 but had to sit out last year due to NCAA transfer rules. Burnley missed all of the 2010 season but ran for 158 yards in 2009, good for second on the team. Burnley is currently dealing with an ankle injury and wore a walking boot at practice Tuesday. If he is available for Saturday’s game against Lindenwood, he is likely to get a few carries. He said he is hopeful to be cleared and that the ankle is feeling healthy. “I get the boot off (Tuesday), so it must be feeling good,” Burnley said. Lindenwood is in the process of making the transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II.
It doesn’t matter what year they are. I’ll put them out there on the field because I truly trust them. — Terrence Robinson, running backs coach Deans said he is not concentrating on any game past Lindenwood to keep his focus on the team’s first opponent. “People around school ask me, ‘When do you play CSU?’” Deans said. “I say, ‘I don’t know. All I know is that we play Lindenwood.’” Robinson said he is comfortable with his stable of running backs but is
especially impressed with Deans’ leadership skills. “David Deans has been a great leader this offseason — not just with the running backs, but the entire team as a whole,” Robinson said. Robinson also said Burnley has looked good in the fall practices he’s participated in, despite a busy summer. “JB comes in hot,” Robinson said. “He’s had a great offseason. It’s unbelievable to see his offseason progression — having a baby, but bouncing right back from that.” The inexperienced backs will have their chance to show their worth at 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Nottingham Field. Until then, all expectations are speculation.
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Senior running back David Deans carries the ball in a practice last week. This season will be the first Deans is able to play for the Bears since transferring in 2008.
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Senior defensive back Elliott Dorsey reacts to a play in a practice last week. Dorsey started three games last season and recorded 43 tackles.
As a new coaching staff prepares the UNC football team for another season, the staff is also preparing the defense’s secondary in hopes of replacing two valuable all-conference defensive backs. Former University of Northern Colorado safety Max Hewitt and corner Korey Askew left vacancies in the secondary position after graduating last year. Former defensive back and record holder for punt return yards at UNC, head coach Earnest Collins Jr. said he is confident in the depth of his secondary and
hopes to see several players step up. “It’s a young group, but I think we are getting the guys ready to go play ball,” Collins said. “Those are two big keys that we lost in Korey and Max. We have some young guys that got to step up and play, and we have some veterans that have to step up and play.” Confidence is one thing the secondary does not lack and cannot lose. Although the group of defensive backs lost two of its most productive players from last year, the secondary is primed and excited to compete and replace Hewitt and Askew. “They are definitely big shoes to fill, but I feel
that we have athletic guys that are replacing them,” senior safety Chuks Nweke said. “I feel like the defensive back core we have right now is set up so that way we can be very explosive, more athletic and make better plays on the ball. It’s huge to replace those guys, but I don’t see any hesitation in us doing so.” Collins said with Nweke and senior defensive back Elliott Dorsey starting and junior safety Jordan Bible, among others, seeing playing time, the secondary will face minimal problems bouncing back. “When it comes down to corners and missing Korey, we have Brandon
Owens who is coming back and Marcel Gibbons who have (sic) experience in those two spots,” Collins said. “Then you have Colby Riggins who has experience there, so those three veteran guys are going to help us with that spot. We have some guys that are going to be able to get those positions done for us. We just have to figure out who will be the guy.” The coaching staff expects the secondary to be sound and the players are confident they can stop the explosive plays that lead to touchdowns. “It’s a battle of who will be that role player, that star DB for this year,” Dorsey said.
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A Look Back in Priceless Violin Rescued at Risk of Life Many people have asked the Gray-Lhevinnes for stories about Estelle Gray’s wonderful Cremona violin. The fact is, the history of this wonderful violin was published in the “Musical Leader” of New York about two years ago. In the 204 years since it was made in Cremona, Italy, the “Gray-Lhevinne Fiddle” has had an eventful life but no more thrilling experience than when its present owner rescued it at the time of the big San Francisco fire. Estelle Gray was a little girl, but she had a big heart of love for this Cremona violin. The day of the earthquake, the instrument was being repaired down in the wholesale district of San Francisco. When news came that the fire was spreading, the little violinist dashed downtown. Even though there was martial law and orders to “shoot anyone entering a building,” she flew past the soldiers, broke into the shop and rescued the historic fiddle. In 1909 on a half fare ticket, Estelle Gray left her native state and went to New York, and in recent years in her
hands this little violin has not only thrilled vast audiences in every state in America, but also all over Europe. The Milan, Italy papers said: “Italy produced the violin, but it took this charming little American girl to find its soul.” The Gray-Lhevinne Company will play at State Teachers College on Wednesday evening, November 17, and Greeley will then have an opportunity to hear this wonderful violin. Estelle Gray has also a way of telling human interest stories that grip the attention of all her hearers.
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One month to learn defense TESSA BYRNS firstname.lastname@example.org Knowing how to defend yourself in a physical confrontation can mean the difference between being harmed and escaping, and UNC students now have the chance to learn the basics of how to do just that. Starting Tuesday, the University of Northern Colorado’s Campus Recreation Center is offering a four-week course on self-defense. “We think it’s a good idea to present students with the ability to defend themselves if they are ever in a situation where the environment cannot be controlled,” said Tricia Tort, the CRC’s assistant director of fitness and wellness. “If students ever do find themselves in a bad situation, then we want them to know how to defend themselves.” Tariq Ahmad, a junior doctorate sports administration student, will be teaching students basic moves of self-defense that will prevent harm if students are ever engaged in a fight. “I’ll be teaching them how to get out of choke holds, head locks and even some more gender specific self-defense techniques,” Ahmad said. “It doesn’t matter how big or small someone is. We should all be able to protect ourselves. People have to be careful, so if they’re ever in a situation like a mugging or a car jacking, they’ll know what to do and how
to defend themselves.” Many of the students who attended the class were women but not all. “I feel like I’m learning stuff that I would need to know to protect myself from an attacker,” said Deborah Woody, a junior psychology major. Victoria Carlson, a sophomore early education major, said she wishes the course was longer. “The only bad part about this course is that it’s only four weeks,” Carlson said. “I’m glad I’m learning something applicable that we can use in any type of situation, whether we’re at a party or walking home at night. It’s just nice to know that I can protect myself.” The moves the students learned and will learn in the next three sessions are basic and easy enough for anyone to do if they are put
in a dangerous situation. “I think I would be able to defend myself but probably not from the instructor,” said undeclared freshman Scott Walton. “None of the moves looked that hard. Probably the easiest one for me would be the doublehanded chokehold.”
SelfDefense Course The course is taught from 6 – 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Sept. 20. Course registration is $20. For more information, students can contact LeeAnne Kosovich at 970-351-1893.
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Scott Walton, left, an undeclared freshman, and Tariq Ahmad, the self-defense instructor and a third year doctoral sports administration student, demonstrate “blocked choking.”
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As the start of school begins and the last celebrations of the summer cease, students begin to become comfortable with their fall schedules and look forward to the events and activities campus provides for them. Among these much anticipated events are the College of Performing and Visual Arts fall programs. This year’s productions, which are sure to continue the rich line of performances, are “Big Love,” “Anything Goes” and “Harvey.” Auditions for fall shows began the first week of school and were attended by students from a variety of majors. “The obvious work is learning lines, songs and choreography, but successful shows are determined by the company, coopera-
tion and determination of each cast member to create a great show,” said Cherish Martin, a senior musical theater and speech pathology and audiology major. “Big Love,” a play by Charles L. Mee, is about fifty brides who flee to Italy to stay in a manor in order to escape having to marry fifty cousins. The play will include conversations revolving around murder, feminism, misogyny, domestic violence and stereotypical wives’ roles. The play will debut in late September. “A lot of cast interaction is required not just with fellow peers but with directors and tech assistants and managers,” Martin said. “There are countless hours and rehearsals needed for a great production.” “Anything Goes,” a musical, may remind audience members of scenes in “Titanic,” as it is about a
chased romance on an ocean liner and has stowaway antics. Songs that will be performed in the musical are famous pieces such as, “I Get A Kick Out Of You” and “Anything Goes.” Martin, who received a call back for “Harvey” and who has performed in many UNC plays and musicals, has had to work with head of the musical theater department, John Leonard, and School Director David Grapes. Combined with the students’ hard work, these two allow students to shine and provide outstanding programs for the campus to enjoy. “Research of the shows are also required of each cast member. We study the time period, location, characters and relationships of each character,” Martin said. “In this sense you become a part of the world of the play.”
The obvious work is learning lines, songs and choreography, but successful shows are determined by the company, cooperation and determination of each cast member to create a great show.
— Cherish Martin,a senior musical theater and speech pathology and audiology major Toward the end of the semester, students can look forward to “Harvey,” a play about eccentric mishaps and trips to a sanitarium. All shows will be posted on UNC’s calendar, and ticket information is available at www.unco.edu/pva.
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Idaho State Bengals: The make it or break it rival Charlie CHARBONNEAU
he UNC athletics program has had many ups and downs in its brief tenure in the Big Sky Conference. I would argue the University of Northern Colorado program has already developed a history with each team in the conference since joining in 2006. UNC has a unique relationship with Idaho State in that we usually match up equally against each other
in every sport. Last year, the men’s basketball team was on the verge of its first regular season conference title in Big Sky history; the only teams standing in the Bears’ way were Sacramento State (even the Hornets knew who was going to win that game) and Idaho State. In their first matchup last season, neither Idaho State nor UNC played well. UNC executed better on offense, though, and its stifling defense propelled the Bears to a 57-37 victory at home. The second game against the Bengals, however, wasn’t going to be as easy. Teams in the Big Sky know it’s hard to win in Pocatello even when ISU struggles.
The Bears jumped out to a 39-34 halftime lead but found themselves down by four with nine minutes left in the game. Then senior Devon Beitzel — arguably the greatest Bear in recent memory — did what he did best: putting the Bears on his back and taking them to the Promised Land. Beitzel hit all 16 of his free throw attempts in the game, and another senior, Chris Kaba, had one of his career-high three blocks on a 3-point attempt with three seconds left to seal the win and the conference. The UNC women’s basketball team has been unable to match its male counterpart in success within the Big Sky, but had its best chance last season.
After a home victory against the Bengals — a game in which UNC dominated from start to finish — the Bears sealed at least a share of the conference title with Portland State and only needed to defeat ISU one last time in order to win the title outright. Instead, UNC struggled to find any rhythm and were unable to secure the conference title like the men. The women lost more than the conference title, though. They lost the right to host the conference tournament and had to go to Portland State to play against Montana. The Bears couldn’t shrug off its Idaho State hangover, and were ousted in the semifinals by the Bobcats, ending the team’s first con-
ference tournament run in Big Sky history. UNC’s football relationship with Idaho State is quite humorous to me. We don’t necessarily have a rivalry in the sport yet. In five years since UNC joined the Big Sky, the Bears have only won five conference games, three of which have come against the Bengals. The ugly part about this matchup is that the two teams are constantly playing each other as the worst teams in the conference. The winner of the matchup only secures not being dead last at the end of the year, making for quite the grudge match. It seems to me that the two programs are going in completely dif-
ferent directions. UNC has been steadily improving every year, and the sky is the limit. Idaho State, however, hasn’t been able to keep up with the rest of the conference, and its most popular sport, men’s basketball, hasn’t been able to recover since Austin “AK 47” Kilpatrick graduated three years ago. With new head football coach Earnest Collins Jr. at the helm, UNC football will be on the map within the next three years, and the Bengals will be left alone in the Big Sky basement. —Charlie Charbonneau is a senior journalism and sport and exercise science major and a sports columnist for The Mirror.