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04/14/2014Teaser

Greeley musician finds peace in her passion

Lunch; 12:30 p.m.    “I can’t pinpoint my personality, so it’s kind of frustrating. Because everyone has their own thing. I don’t have a thing. I paint. I used to do ballet, and that was fun. I did a lot of different things.”-- Irene Salazar.  Irene Salazar and Melanie Haskins sit across from each other in a booth, waiting for their waitress to arrive with water. The tabletop between them is decorated with psychedelic posters from the 60s and a mishmash of band photos and stickers. The collage of colors and swirls is pulled together with a glossy finish Full story

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Northern Colorado softball takes two of three blowouts in series against Portland State

UNC softball wasn’t on point for the entire weekend series against Portland State, but when the Bears were clicking, they made it count, taking two of the three games by the mercy rule. The University of Northern Colorado (15-28, 6-3 Big Sky) won the first and final games of the weekend series 17-5 and 19-2, respectively, but the Vikings (7-28, 2-9) took the second game 9-1. All of the games were called after the fifth inning due to the run rule. Full story

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University of Northern Colorado students react to Colorado marijuana regulations

As some Coloradans may know, marijuana has been legalized in the state, but what exactly are the regulations? What are the do’s and don’t’s of the now-legal drug, and what should people know before approaching the substance? According to Amendment 64, the user needs to be 21 years of age to purchase, process, use, transport or grow marijuana. Adults can grow up to six plants when cultivating marijuana at home.  When purchasing marijuana, customers who are residents are limited to one ounce and non-residents are limited to a quarter of an ounce. Full story

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    Northern Colorado Bear Catholic students assemble to celebrate Lent season

    The lyrical beat of Father Matt Hartley’s guitar was clearly heard as the classroom filled with students Wednesday night in Ross Hall.
    Students from the University of Northern Colorado and surrounding schools spent the evening celebrating the spiritual direction of Lent in a discussion hosted by Bear Catholic.

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    The hustle and bustle of the Northern Colorado's Computer Commons Lab captured in writing

     

    The UC Computer Commons contains 73 Dell desktops, four iMacs, three HP black and white LaserJet printers, a color LaserJet printer and a Canon scanner. The following is a story of a student who spent her entire day in the computer lab.

    Monday, 10:30 a.m. 

    Double doors to enter and exit the lab take up the south side wall. Plenty of ceiling light fixtures make the room bright. The color of the carpet is a mixture of blue, gray and tan. The chairs differ in color from burgundy, bright yellow and navy blue. All but one wall is made of red brick. The west wall is plain white paint with windows peering out to the first floor of the University Center. 
    Four students are sitting in various spots. The sound of students and faculty walking and chatting outside fill the room, louder than the light typing of keyboards. Each student’s face is glued to the screen of their computer.

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    Northern Colorado students present research for Academic Excellence Week

    Hundreds of students and guests gathered last Thursday at the University Center for Research Day to learn information about graduate and undergraduate research and discoveries. Presentations consisted of both oral as well as poster displays discussing information such as humanities, mathematics, health and substance cravings.
    Research Day is a free, day-long, annual event that happens every year as a part of Academic Excellence Week which provides students with opportunities to showcase their scholarly research. It is sponsored and facilitated by the Office of Undergraduate Research Center for Honors and the Scholars & Leadership Graduate Student Association Graduate School.

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    University of Northern Colorado public health organizations advocate students’ well-being

    Organizations from the University of Northern Colorado and Weld County held their annual event last Monday that informed people of what public health is and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
    The gerontology and audiology departments, the Student Dietetics Association, the Natural and Health Science Student Council, Tobacco-Free Weld County and the Colorado School of Public Health were all involved in the organizing of this event.
    Tables were set in front of Starbucks in the University Center so that students walking by would be able to get a glimpse of what the organizations were doing.

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    Head women's basketball coach White leaves Northern Colorado for Fresno State

    April 16, 2014

    UNC head women’s basketball coach Jaime White resigned Wednesday as she has accepted the position of head coach at Fresno State.
    During her time at the University of Northern Colorado, White went 117-128, inheriting a team in 2006 that was new to the Big Sky Conference and helping the Bears grow into a Big Sky power.

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    Northern Colorado men's tennis downed by Montana

    April 14, 2014

    UNC men’s tennis lost to Montana 5-2 Saturday in Missoula, Mont.The loss did not move the University of Northern Colorado out of position to make the Big Sky Championship tournament, though, as the Bears now sit in the sixth and final spot in the conference to qualify.
    The Bears were able to take one of the three doubles matches, but the Grizzlies earned the doubles point by winning the remaining two.

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    Northern Colorado women's tennis drops two during road trip to Montana, Montana State

    April 14, 2014

    Northern Colorado women’s tennis went 0-2 during a weekend road trip to compete against Montana and Montana State.
    The trip ended on Sunday with a 5-2 lost to the Montana State Bobcats. The University of Northern Colorado (8-9, 6-4 Big Sky) finished with three victories, including two singles and a doubles match.
    Bears senior Adriana Nieto and senior doubles partner Courtney Schulte started the day off with an 8-2 victory over Montana State’s Wena Tsan and Molly Crum. The victory was the duo’s ninth of the season and second of the weekend.

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    COLUMN: Stanley Cup playoffs offer plethora of excitement

    April 14, 2014

    The National Hockey League is preparing for its most exciting bash of the season. Sixteen teams will be put toe-to-toe in the four round playoffs. Each round consists of a best-of-seven series with the winner of four rounds taking home the Stanley Cup.
    The 82-game regular season has led to many league favorites being taken off the board, including the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, who led the league in goals with 51.

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    Northern Colorado students share their first highs

    “I was 18 and the ‘inexperienced’ one in my group of friends. Everyone was chilled out and I was super nervous and paranoid.  At one point I sat by myself and thought really hard about calling a friend who lived out of state. I seriously thought I had made the call after a couple of minutes and it sort of devastated me when I realized that I actually hadn’t. Full story

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    RECIPE: Incredible edible marijuana firecrackers

    Start to finish: about 40 minutes (10 mins for prep, 28-30 for baking)

    Servings: 2

    2 graham crackers

    3 tablespoons of Nutella, divided

    1-3 small to medium sized nuggets of marijuana, finely ground.

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    GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana is helpful for the economy, but not for your body

    Colorado has recently passed a law that makes recreational marijuana legal. Being a native of Colorado and growing up on the Colorado-Kansas border, I have always believed marijuana is very unhealthy to the human body. But I don’t believe it was wrong of Colorado to legalize the drug necessarily.
    If there are people willing to pay for the marijuana itself plus the huge tax, it’s great for Colorado’s economy. And I support that. I mean, we made over $2 million in revenue in the first month alone. So if someone wants to destroy their body with the drug, then let them and let the rest of the state prosper off of it.

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    COLUMN: Look twice, hang up, drive and mind the cyclists on the road

    Well, the weather sure is getting nicer. I’m thinking of breaking out my bike to get around again. Better attach an air-horn to my handle bars for street crossings, too many people in cars simply aren’t paying attention. Seems a bell is no longer enough.

    That’s right readers, in the three years I have been up here at UNC, I have had nearly 100 close calls with drivers who aren’t paying attention to what is around them in Greeley alone.

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