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04/21ArtsTeaser

Bicycle film inspires Northern Colorado community

Standing outside of the Kress Theater, Leslie Beckstrom lingered over a rack full of bicycles while inside people mingled over small appetizers before start of their movie. Outfitted in a purple fleece jacket to guard against the cold weather, Beckstrom was acting as a bicycle valet for the cyclists that rode to the theater for a special showing of “Reveal The Path,” a movie that uses the bicycle as a way to discover what it means to live an inspired life. With two showings, “Reveal The Path” was screened last Wednesday through the collaborated efforts of multiple local groups. Full story

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4/21NewsTeaser

Northern Colorado hosts discussion regarding “fracking” impacts in Greeley

Thick, suffocating social tension is normally the type of thing people try hard to avoid. But when the topic that causes tension weighs heavily on the community’s conscience, citizens can show up in droves. FrackingSENSE: Greeley is an event series sponsored by the Center of the American West to promote a better understanding of hydraulic fracturing and its significance in the Denver Basin. UNC hosted the first night of the event last Monday in the Longs Peak Ballroom to accommodate the large crowd that attended the seminar.  Hydraulic fracturing has been a recent cause of concern for some in the Greeley area, as the number of oil and gas wells has increased dramatically in the last five years. Full story

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4/21SportsTeaser

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

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. Full story

Sports

    COLUMN: Experience playing basketball abroad unforgettable

    April 21, 2014

    My first season playing basketball professionally overseas has come to an end. I have had the absolute time of my life!
    It has been an experience that I am so thankful for and have learned so much about other cultures, people, countries, etc. I will never forget it for the rest of my life and I hope to continue playing basketball and traveling around the world.

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    Northern Colorado club lacrosse wraps up top spot in Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference

    April 21, 2014

    After a roller-coaster of a game for UNC men’s lacrosse, Tanner Duggan came up big for the Bears, scoring the game-winner and giving his club a 10-9 victory over Montana State.
    The win ensured the University of Northern Colorado (11-2, 6-0 RMLC) the top seed in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference tournament, which will take place May 12-17 in Irvine and Orange, Calif.
    Prior to the game, the Bobcats and Bears were tied atop the conference.

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    Northern Colorado softball swept at Idaho State

    April 21, 2014

    UNC softball was swept in its three-game series at Idaho State this weekend.
    The University of Northern Colorado’s doubleheader against Idaho State Saturday resulted in a 12-0 loss in the first game and a 9-8 loss in the second game of the day.
    The Bears made mistake after mistake in the first game of the day, but the team found more success in the second game.

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    Northern Colorado track and field sees busy weekend in California

    April 21, 2014

    After competing in several separate competitions in California over the weekend, UNC track and field managed to come out with several top-ten finishes.
    The weekend began with combined events at the Cal State Los Angeles Twilight. University of Northern Colorado sophomore Natalie Migliozzi placed tenth in the 800 meter run. Migliozzi also placed 30th in the 45-athlete competition while fellow Bears sophomore Alisha Allen finished 25th.

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Entertainment

    Northern Colorado Opera closes semester with Spanish opera

    University of Northern Colorado Opera Theatre presented Amadeo Vives’ zarzuela “Bohemios” Thursday evening at Greeley Central High School.
    Directed by Brian Clay Luedloff, an associate professor of music, “Bohemios” is a Spanish form opera that featured the performers alternating between scenes of dialogue and music. The opera was performed in one act.
    “The zarzuela form, with a combination of singing, dialogue and dancing, is the perfect introduction to opera for young audiences,” Luedloff said.
    Amadeo Vives’ opera tells the story of a young composer named Roberto (played by German Duarte) who is writing a romantic opera with his friend Victor (played by Daniel Tillotson).
    Roberto’s neighbor Cossette (played by Molly Ortiz) admires Roberto and his songwriting abilities. She steals the opera he has written, intending to sing it at an opera audition that evening.
    Roberto and Cossette run into each other at a café. Roberto is struck by Cossette’s beauty and asks for her name, but she hesitates to accept his advances because she wants to focus on succeeding as a singer.

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    Northern Colorado Jazz infused opera inspires donations

    More than a dozen melodious voices echoed powerfully around the elegant, octagonal rotunda of the Currier Inn for the Jazzed About Arias event last Tuesday.
    The fundraiser, organized by the UNC Opera Theatre Society in conjunction with UNC Vocal Jazz, was arranged to help support aspiring vocalists travel around Colorado and the rest of the country for master's classes in voice lessons. Funds raised by the society are also used to support vocal programs that promote teaching opera, while continuing to perform concerts for music lovers around the Greeley area.
    Susan McKenzie, a senior music education student and director of this student-run organization, said this is one of four fundraising concerts put on throughout the year. The society also raises money with bake sales and by working at the concession stands in the Budweiser Event Center.
    McKenzie said mixing jazz into their concerts can make opera less intimidating to prospective singers.
    “Lots of people are scared of opera. This gives them a chance to dip their toes in,” she said.
    The technical skill required to sing opera takes a lot of practice and commitment. The expertise of breathing control the singers must learn is equally
     

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Opinion

    COLUMN: Experience playing basketball abroad unforgettable

    April 21, 2014

    My first season playing basketball professionally overseas has come to an end. I have had the absolute time of my life!
    It has been an experience that I am so thankful for and have learned so much about other cultures, people, countries, etc. I will never forget it for the rest of my life and I hope to continue playing basketball and traveling around the world.

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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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