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Students, university prepare for elements of winter weather JORDANE HARTBAUER


Kayla Pierce, a freshman psychology major, unpacks her winter clothes she brought from home in her dorm room in Turner Hall. Although there has been no snow yet this semester, cold weather is not far away.

As temperatures drop, the risk of damages to students’ residences and automobiles may occur. Cold weather can cause damage to engines in automobiles and cause pipes in indoor plumbing systems to freeze and crack. However, there are many measures individuals can take to prevent these disasters. “If the pipes freeze, then the best way to take care of the problem is to turn off the main water supply,” said Ruth Quade, the water conservation coordinator

for the City of Greeley Water Department. “This will prevent the pipes from cracking and then bursting when they thaw. Students can then use a blow dryer to thaw the pipes by running the blow dryer back and forth over the section of pipe that is frozen.” Quade said students who live in off-campus houses should make sure they have disconnected hoses from all outdoor connections and have their sprinkler systems blown out to rid the water that may be left in the system. Insulating pipes located under floorboards helps not only help prevent pipes from freezing, but




will also help save on energy costs. Dave Nally, UNC’s Utilities Systems & Resource Conservation manager, said there are several things residents can do to winterize their houses. These tips will also help save energy and keep down students’ energy costs. “All of the winterizing of the resident halls is taken care of by University of Northern Colorado’s Utilities Office, but students can help keep energy costs down by keeping their windows shut and keeping their thermostat at the lowest temperature possible,” Nally said. “Students off campus can winterize their homes by sealing all cracks in their home’s doors and windows and by making sure that their furnaces are in optimum running condition.” It is also important that people make sure their cars are prepared for winter. Scott Suitor, a mechanic for Honda of Greeley, recommends people take their cars to a mechanic to get them checked to make sure they are prepared for the winter. Some mechanic services, such as Honda of Greeley, do not charge for this service. “People need to make sure that they get their car fluids and their batteries checked,” Suitor said. “A vehicle’s tires should also be checked to make sure that there is at least 40-50 percent of tread on the tires, and wipers blades also need to be checked and possibly replaced.” Taking this step will prevent students from having to pay for repairs for damages done by the winter weather and will help to keep everyone safe on the roads.

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Welcome to Colorado: the political purple state If nothing else, the results of last week’s elections proved that Colorado is one of the most politically diverse states in the nation. Coloradans elected Democrat Michael Bennet to the Senate by the slimmest of margins, just 15,000 votes out of the over 1.6 million cast. However, the state will send four Republicans and three Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives. With turmoil in the GOP, John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, won the governor’s race, but three Republicans were elected Colorado’s attorney general, secretary of state

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However, the attention on Colorado will also mean campaign stops for both presidential candidates. Political diversity also means any legislation put into law must have the approval of both parties, which makes it more likely that unpopular policies from either party will be stopped. In many states, winning the dominant party’s primary is more important than winning the general election; Coloradans should be glad that important elections in the state happen in November rather than August.

Childhood comes from getting lost in Big Lots, board games Jessica GATES


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seats, depending on provisional and absentee ballots that have not yet been counted. The amount of political diversity assures that Colorado will have the attention of both major parties in the 2012 election cycle, and the attention comes with both positives and negatives. As in 2010, both parties and special-interest groups will invest a lot of money in Colorado, which means another heavy round of political ads in 2012. With the presidency at stake, there will probably be more ads than there were this year.

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and state treasurer. The state’s political diversity is most apparent in the state Legislature. After all the votes are counted, the 100-member body could have 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats. Republicans gained control of the Colorado House of Representatives last week, which consists of 65 legislators, and will hold a 33-32 advantage in membership. Like on the national level, Democrats were able to hold on to control of the Colorado State Senate; they could have 18, 19 or 20 of the 35

Who could’ve known such a random store would provide so many hours of entertainment? The store is filled with household decorations, Christmas paraphernalia, furniture, appliances, pillows, books, food and cosmetics. The list of aisles waiting to be explored really could go on. The best part is that someone must have had college kids in mind when they made this

store; everything appealed to the less than noteworthy income of a struggling student. Our unexpected shopping trip soon found purpose. We stumbled on so many discounted finds that we were quickly crossing off items from our mental lists of future things-to-buy. Our cart began to look like a colorful confusing prop from a circus show as we overstuffed it with an eclectic mix of bargain buys. As I turned the corner, I find myself surrounded by towering shelves full of games. And suddenly our bored weekend problems are solved. Board games: such a simple solution that never occurred to our adult minds. And faced with the option of actually choosing the best one, I feel like a kid

again. OK. I know I’m a small 21-year-old, but there is a difference. Then, we realize that we’re not those kids anymore. Our moms aren’t hovering over our shoulders limiting our options. We can choose more than one. We finally settle on two games to appease our interests — the Jeopardy board game and a Project Runway game. That’s when I hear them; a few acquaintances jabbering in the next aisle. As I round the corner, I see two college men who are young boys again arguing over whether they should buy the power rangers or the green army men. After a shocked look at seeing us, we all exchange greetings. Then, embracing the spirit of the toy aisle, we all engage in the power rangers versus army

men debate. I walked out of Big Lots that day with more than just a cart full of random stuff in big bags. I remembered what it means to be a kid and enjoy, not just aisles lined with toys, but simplicity. Fun doesn’t have to come from complex plans, big parties or huge crowds; it can come from a little box filled with instructions, a board and some cheap pieces. It’s nice to know I’m not the only college student browsing the toy aisle for something to do on my Friday night. Some things in life are left to the simplest of pleasures. Although we may grow out of the kid, the kid does not grow out of us. —Jessica Gates is a senior journalism major and a weekly columnist for The Mirror.


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Club recognizes Jewish culture DEVON NAPLES UNC’s chapter of the national organization Hillel, a foundation for Jewish campus life, hosted a Shabbat Mixer Friday to help connect Jewish students on campus with each other, provide a supportive religious environment and get students interested in Jewish culture. Shabbat is the seventh day of the week on the Jewish calendar and is observed with Shabbat dinner on Friday nights, when the Sabbath day begins. The meal is a celebration

with friends and family of the Jewish faith and values they share. The mixer, hosted at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Greeley, offered a friendly and welcoming environment to both Jewish and non-Jewish students from the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University. The event began with blessings and prayers led by students and dinner prepared by the Synagogue staff. At the end of the night, attendees participated in a game of “Jewpardy,” a Jewish trivia game, and a “Last Comic Standing “com-

petition with a “Jewish-humoronly” rule. Rabbi Allison Peiser is the head of the CSU Hillel chapter and was an important part of establishing a Hillel presence in Colorado universities. Peiser said Hillel is a very significant resource for Jewish students. “Hillel is about engaging more Jewish students in Judaism and raising awareness about the religion on college campuses,” Peiser said. “We help students with Jewish identity development, and our hope is to help them find what it means to be Jewish in college.” Hillel Colorado consists of chapters at Denver University, University of Colorado and CSU. Allison said she hopes UNC will be the next chapter to be officially chartered by Hillel Colorado. The president of UNC Hillel, senior theater arts major Kelly Artz, said she is also looking forward to having the chapter become recognized. Ethan Feldman, a senior electrical engineering major from CSU, is an active member of his university’s chapter. Feldman said Hillel is important in keeping Jewish students oriented within the Jewish community. “Everything is always shifting; a lot of people believe Judaism has been around so long because we are so steadfast in our traditions,” Feldman said. “We have things now we didn’t have (when the traditions were established), like technology and cultural changes, and some people think some Jewish rules and laws should change. Hillel helps sustain these discussions in the next generation of American Jews.” For more information on the Hillel chapter at UNC, contact the Student Activities office at 970351-2871.


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Latino-based organization helps students AMANDA STOUTENBURGH

The Cumbres program at UNC is a Latino-based program directed toward students majoring in education with an emphasis in English as a second language. This program is designed for college students to help children in public schools prepare for college. Cumbres admits both transfer and freshmen students. Aldo Romero, the assistant director of Cumbres, said the program helps students become part of a support system. The members of the program said they want to help students feel like they are a part of a community and to have all the assistance they need during their time at the University of Northern Colorado.

Students of the Cumbres program live in Belford Hall, along with peer mentors. The mentors are there to help keep the students safe, promote activities and to monitor aspects of the students’ lives to enhance their college experience academically. Cumbres students share linked courses in which they can take nine credits through the program and share classes with the same people and professor. Cumbres was founded 14 years ago by Latino UNC alumni. These alumni were concerned at how few Hispanic students there were in college. The program started with admitting Hispanic students exclusively but now accepts all students. The requirements to receive the scholarship given by Cumbres are to maintain a 2.75 GPA, complete three community service projects per

semester and assist with New Student Orientation. There are 30 first-year students in the program this year and 114 active members. Cumbres has had 214 students benefit from the program since its implementation. Linda Carbajal, the director of Cumbres, said she is very passionate about what this program does for students and the community. The Cumbres students host car washes and other activities that benefit their neighborhood. “We firmly believe that with every student who comes into our program, there is a commitment to get involved personally with the students,” Carbajal said. Carbajal said the community service projects are beneficial to students by teaching them about the neighborhood where future students live.

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Defense strong in Bears’ loss to NAU JORDAN FREEMYER

Despite a lockdown defensive performance in the second half, the UNC football team lost its seventh straight game, 21-14, to Northern Arizona. The University of Northern Colorado (2-8, 1-6) held NAU to just 72 total yards while shutting them out after halftime. “I was pleased we came out and battled in the second half,” UNC head coach Scott Downing said. However, things did not start out as well for the UNC defense, as NAU (5-4, 3-3) jumped out quickly, scoring touchdowns on each of its first two possessions to take a 14-0 lead. The Lumberjacks amassed 138 of their 308 total yards on their first pair of drives. “We didn’t start the game fast enough,” senior linebacker John Eddy said. “We weren’t doing the job on third down in the first quarter.” NAU converted both of its third-down opportunities in the

first quarter but was just 1-for-11 on third down the rest of the way. Meanwhile, UNC gained just 60 yards on its two first-quarter possessions. The Bears’ offense finally got going on its first possession of the second quarter when Orms hit sophomore tight end Doug Steele with a 70-yard pass, setting the Bears up with first-and-goal. “I think he was shocked at how open he was,” Downing said. “He turned around and I think he expected to see some defenders there and there was nobody.” Orms scored on a quarterback sneak two plays later, cutting the NAU lead to 14-7. NAU answered with a marathon of a touchdown drive that lasted 8 minutes, 27 seconds and was capped by a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Zach Bauman, his second scoring run of the day. The Lumberjacks took a 21-7 lead into halftime. Late in the third quarter, UNC’s special teams came up with a big play as sophomore wide receiver Dominic Gunn returned a punt 50 yards to

Northern Arizona’s 21-yard line. The Bears were able to convert the good field position into points thanks to a great play by Steele. Orms’ pass on fourth-and2 from the NAU 13-yard line was tipped by an NAU defender and caught by a diving Steele for a touchdown, cutting the Bears’ deficit to 21-14. “The safeties were going up, looking for the pick, and they tipped it right to me,” Steele said. “It was pretty sweet.” UNC’s best chance to tie the game came early in the fourth quarter when the Bears drove to the NAU 15-yard line and faced third-and-5. However, after a holding penalty and a sack, Downing decided to punt from the 31-yard line. “I felt like we gave the offense lots of chances,” Eddy said. “For some reason, they couldn’t get it done.” The last real chance for the Bears came when they took possession at their own 29-yard line with 3:27 to play. The chance was short-lived, however, as Orms’ pass on the first


UNC junior quarterback Dylan Orms scrambles with the ball during a game earlier this season. Orms ran for 28 net yards on 11 carries in the Bears’ 21-14 loss to Northern Arizona on Saturday. play of the drive was tipped and intercepted by NAU linebacker Reid Worthington, sealing the Bears’ fate. “We just didn’t have time to get in the rhythm of a 2-minute

offense,” Downing said. “Obviously with the tipped ball from Dylan, it was tough.” UNC concludes its season at 2:05 Saturday afternoon at Portland State (2-7, 1-5).

Volleyball stays atop standings with wins in Montana STAFF REPORT

The UNC women’s volleyball team needed only seven games over its weekend road trip to defeat Montana and Montana State on consecutive nights. The 3-0 match win at Montana (10-13, 6-6) Friday was the first for the University of Northern Colorado (21-5, 12-1) in five tries, and the Bears dominated from the start.

The Grizzlies stayed with UNC for much of the first game, but eventually succumbed to the Bears’ attack to lose, 25-21. UNC turned up the defense in game two by recording 14 digs and five blocks to cruise to an easy 25-14 victory. To match the defensive play of game two, the Bears showed how well they can perform offensively in game three by hitting .316. UNC finished the sweep with a 25-18 win.

Sophomore outside hitter Kelley Arnold recorded her eighth doubledouble of the year as she finished with a match-high 12 kills to go with 11 digs. Sophomore setter Marissa Hughes had 40 assists, junior defensive specialist Amanda Arterburn recorded 16 digs and sophomore middle blocker Brittany Crenshaw had six blocks in the team’s dominant sweep. Arnold notched another doubledouble the next night with 13 kills

and 17 digs as the Bears defeated Montana State, 3-1. Senior outside hitter Julie Stephenson posted a double-double of her own by recording a match-high 15 kills to go with 11 digs. After UNC hit .481 in its 25-21 game one win, the Bobcats (10-16, 3-10) won game two by the same score, and the Bears took over from there, winning games three and four by scores of 25-13 and 25-19, respectively.

Crenshaw added 11 kills, and senior outside hitter Ashley Lichtenberg had nine kills. In the win, the Bears recorded a season-high 15.5 blocks and tied a school record for Division I wins, set last season. The win also lowered the team’s magic number to clinch the regular-season title to three. The Bears will take on Eastern Washington (7-16, 6-7) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion.

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Senior day special for all involved Regardless of outcome, parents, coaches, players all relish final home game PARKER COTTON

Regardless of the outcome of the game, senior day in any school sport is always a special occasion for all involved. Seventeen UNC football players played their last home game Saturday, a 21-14 loss to Northern Arizona. It was undoubtedly an emotional experience for many. “Not everybody gets the opportunity to play college football, and we only had one home game left, and we wanted to make the most of it,” senior safety Max Hewitt said. “It’s too bad we couldn’t have pulled it out, but we left our hearts out there, and I’m very proud of how we played.” Senior days give fans the chance to see these players for the final time. It is also the final time most parents can see their child play. For Nancy Hewitt, Max’s mother, it was quite overwhelming. “I’ve been dreading this day, to be honest,” she said. “It’s very sad, very emotional.”

The helped build the foundation of our program and I’ll be very, very sad to lose them all. — UNC head coach Scott Downing on the team’s seniors She had good reason to be emotional. Her son played in every game since arriving at UNC and, in that time, Nancy said she loves how hard Max has worked to get where he is. “He’s grateful every day that he had this opportunity,” she said. “And I’m so proud of how hard he has worked. He gives his heart and soul every day. It’s not his tackles or interceptions that I am most proud of; it’s his work ethic.” UNC’s four leading tacklers from Saturday were linebacker John Eddy with 12, Hewitt and linebacker Matt King with 10 and cornerback Korey Askew with nine — all are seniors. It was a

somewhat fitting end to the players’ careers at Nottingham Field. It could only have been more storybook-like if the team had won, but Eddy said the day was a memorable one nonetheless. “I just wanted to make the most of it and have fun out there today, and I had a blast,” Eddy said. “Even though we lost, I just felt like I was having a great time out there with my brothers on defense and flying around making plays.” The wins may not have always been there during these seniors’ careers, but it was not for lack of trying. “This is a special group of seniors,” head coach Scott Downing said. “We recruited them four or five years ago, and they’ve been workhorses for us. They helped build the foundation for our program, and I’ll be very, very sad to lose them all.” Nancy Hewitt probably said it best. “These four years went way too fast,” she said.


UNC senior cornerback (2) and senior safety Max Hewitt (4) tackle an Eastern Washington player during the Bears’ 35-28 loss to the Eagles earlier this season. The seniors played their final home game Saturday.


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New UNC website promotes safe internet browsing DEVON NAPLES

The Internet has rapidly ushered the world into the information age. Instant gratification in online searches has become standard, but with these conveniences come risks. Phishing, identity theft, computer viruses and online fraud have become overwhelmingly prevalent and can impact any Internet user. In an effort to protect its small corner of cyberspace, students, faculty and staff who use it, UNC’s Information Technology Center has launched a new cyber security campaign to actively educate the campus community about protecting themselves from these dangers.

Dara Hessee, the chief of staff for the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology, said her office is constantly in the fight for online security. The department recently launched a new website that contains basic guidance concerning cyber security. “This is something the governor really prioritizes,” Hessee said. This year, the University of Northern Colorado’s online security efforts focus special emphasis on social networking sites. “The information you put online on your Facebook or Twitter is information that will stay online forever,” said Ryan Rose, the director of core services in UNC’s Information Technology Department, who helped construct the campaign.

“It is also information that becomes public knowledge.” The cyber security campaign focuses on a recently developed website, which comprehensively explains potential risks of Internet use and the prevention and treatment of problems that may arise, at While online, students should identify whether a website is secure before entering sensitive information, like a credit card or social security number. Secure website addresses always begin with https://, as opposed to the basic http://. Information can be stolen or harmed from a computer even when the owner takes these precautions. Protection from malware-like viruses, adware

The information you put online on your Facebook or Twitter is information that will be online forever.

— Ryan Rose, the director of core services in UNC’s Information Technology Department and spyware is essential to ensure complete computer security. Students have access to Symantec Endpoint security software free through URSA. Downloading this type of protection and keeping it updated prevents an overwhelming majority of attempted phishing.

Rose said even computers equipped with updated malware protection are at risk when engaged in peer-to-peer file sharing. “From a strictly security standpoint, peer-to-peer sharing presents a lot of risks,” Rose said. “Two students who know and trust each other sharing files is one thing, but it changes on a multi-million node P2P network. Harmful applications can be attached to media files and they can make changes to your firewall, adware protection, your entire workstation.” Online security resources for students are abundant. For more information, visit UNC’s new cyber security page or contact UNC’s technology support center at 970-351-4357.

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