Papa Roach, Getting Away With Murder:

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Aug 312004
 
Authors: Nicholas LoFaro

Returning with the band’s fourth infestation, Papa Roach return

with a more refined sound and new energy with Getting Away With

Murder. The vocals and screams have improved with more melody, and

Jacoby Shaddix’s lyrics have a more direct anger and have become

more poetic with Murder. Roach still has a heavy guitar onslaught

using the same infectious riffs that began the band’s sound but

have revealed another side to the band with the appearance of an

acoustic guitar song “Sometimes,” and a few guitar solos that add

range to the album. With the exception of successful rap/metal

bands such as Rage Against the Machine and Linkin Park, the art of

blending hip-hop and heavy metal never seemed that well crafted.

That could be definitive reason why Papa Roach has lost the rap

rhymes. Papa Roach has built upward upon its metal and punk

foundations. The songs “Be Free” and “Blanket of Fear” have a

classic rock vibe, and “Done With You” is Roach’s best punk energy.

Death, insecurities, love and innocence lost are all still

discussed in Shaddix’s lyrics. Media stress in the song “Tyranny of

Normality” shows the band’s collective hatred: “the media is the

seduction of human desire, … the ethical slaughter of truth needs

to be retired … ” However, on some songs Shaddix expresses

personal hope. Overall, Murder is a nice growth to the once

pigeonholed genre that started Papa Roach, and the experimental

elements on the album show for future growth and infestation.

DJ Shadow, In Tune and On Time Live!

DJ Shadow shines live, creates hip-hop epic

In the tradition of classic music operas such as The Who’s

Tommy, and Pink Floyd’s The Wall, DJ Shadow takes the jam and

pushes it into an 80-minute hip-hop journey. Reigning in the

underground as one of the most innovative and clever jockeys this

side of the moon, Shadow has accomplished music with the likes of

Bjork, Eminem, J5, Zach de la Rocha and Radiohead. For those

unfamiliar with his work, think ghost rap without lyrics. On Live!

sick acoustic beats collide with haunting, yet ambient music flow,

with piercing scratches over London. The album is Shadow’s known

work intertwined with six new songs including the impressive attack

of “Guns Blazing,” that shows every ghostly angle to his skill. In

his epic, DJ Shadow’s influence is captured, and he seems to

channel the misunderstandings and conflictions of the world

somewhere in the back of his sound. Drummers need to listen as

Shadow reveals the potential of the instrument that is usually

hidden behind singers and guitars. DJ Shadow’s space travel music

is parallel with the growth of hip-hop. He is an artist ahead of

his time.

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Trivia Wednesday

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Authors:

Although the position is not in existence today, there used to

be a position at Colorado State University called Dean of Women.

What do you think the official duties of that position were?

A: Generally, the Dean of Women was in charge of overseeing the

women’s residence halls (co-ed didn’t exist), as well as

supervising the Association of Women Students and Pan-Hellenic

Council whenever they might meet.

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So it begins

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Aug 312004
 
Authors: Stephanie Lindberg

The CSU women’s volleyball (1-1) team is on deck for a hopeful

second win at 7 p.m. Wednesday against the Idaho State Bengals

(0-0) at Moby Arena.

After winning its first match against Georgia Tech on Saturday,

the Rams will face a team that finished third in the Big Sky

Conference in 2003 and won 20 games for the first time in 13 years.

The two teams haven’t faced each other since 1996, but CSU leads

the series 8-1.

The Bengals return six starters, including senior setter Martha

Brinton and senior outside hitter Ali Gorny, both selected as

All-Big Sky players.

Brinton, a transfer from BYU in 2003, was named Newcomer of the

Year in the BSC and was No. 1 in the conference in assists with

11.34 per game. Brinton played in six games with BYU but didn’t

face CSU.

Gorny led the BSC with 4.59 kills per game and had 20 or more

kills in 11 matches.

“I’m confident that we have really improved ourselves from last

season,” said Mike Welch, the Bengals head coach in a press

release. “The 2004 team will be a group with a lot of talent and

on-court experience. Between our returning crew and our newcomers,

on paper, we look really good.”

Sophomore outside hitter Nikki Randall joins the team this year.

She was named Big Sky Freshman of the Year while playing for

Northern Arizona in 2003.

CSU head coach Tom Hilbert said he expects a good match from the

Bengals.

“They’re an experienced team, they have a lot of seniors,”

Hilbert said. “I think Nikki Randall, the transfer from Northern

Arizona, will be pretty good. They also have a good setter coming

in with Martha Brinton.”

Since Idaho State is a team the Rams have not played in seven

years, Hilbert has taken a look at a few areas in particular.

“We tried to get an idea of their personnel and what they did

last year,” Hilbert said.

The Rams have some individual power of their own but have also

played very well as a team thus far. After two matches, the Rams

are hitting .262, better than opponents’ .254, with 16.9 kills per

game and only one blocking error.

Junior outside hitter Dre Downs is hitting a team-best .397 with

3.75 kills per game, while senior Katie Jo Shirley-Cahoon is

hitting .349 with 3.12 kills. Junior Tess Roger had some impressive

kills this weekend, averaging 3.50 kills per game.

Sophomore transfer outside hitter Katherine Whitney also saw

some action, playing in six games this weekend with 14 digs.

“It was really fun,” Whitney said of her first action with CSU.

“It was exciting. It’s very different (from Seton Hall). Everything

is bigger.”

Whitney said she doesn’t really know what to expect from Idaho

State, but that doesn’t change the way the Rams will play

tonight.

“You just have to play your game because you don’t know what to

expect,” Whitney said.

Working on the scout team, freshman middle blocker Mekana Barnes

said she even gets nervous on the sidelines. She has noticed how

her teammates play during matches and hopes to help the team any

way she can.

“I’m just going to practice and play hard,” Barnes said. “I got

put on the scout team. (My job is) to help them get better.”

While Idaho State may not be a ranked team like those in the

tournament over the weekend (No. 1 Southern California, No. 5

Minnesota and No. 12 Georgia Tech), Hilbert said fans will still

get a good show.

“It’s not as high profile, but it’ll certainly be a good match,”

Hilbert said.

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Depth on roster reduces seriousness of injuries

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Aug 312004
 
Authors: Jon Pilsner

The CSU football team continues practice this week, leading up

to the first game of the season against Colorado at 6 p.m. Saturday

at Folsom Field in Boulder.

The team has used this week to prepare for CU, by using a scout

team against the first-team offense and defense to help familiarize

itself with potential CU plays and formations.

CSU wrapped up the first week of practice during normal classes

this past week, capping it off with a “mock game” Saturday at Sonny

Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium.

The mock game, which coaches used to practice a variety of

different game situations, also gave players the opportunity to see

new stadium refinements, which included 4,400 more seats and two

new high-tech scoreboards.

The past week has also given injured players time to rest and

recuperate. The most significant injury is that of running back

Jimmy Green, who has been sidelined with an ankle sprain. Green has

practiced with the team but has not worn full pads and does not

participate in most contact drills or scrimmages.

Head coach Sonny Lubick said Green was going to practice more

this week to test out the ankle. Running backs coach Mick Delaney

said Green would play only if “he was a 100 percent ready to

go.”

“We’ll see how he progresses before we make any decisions,”

Lubick said.

Running back Marcus Houston, who suffered from a

“gastrointestinal virus,” according to Gary Ozzello, senior

associate athletic director, missed the latter part of last week’s

practice. Ozzello also said Houston had not lost any serous weight

during the illness. He returned to the team Saturday and resumed

normal practice this week. He is expected to be 100 percent for the

CU game this weekend.

“We’ll play at least three running backs this weekend,” Lubick

said. “Who starts may not be the one who plays the most. None of

the backs have separated themselves.”

Other offensive injuries include receiver Johnny Walker, who has

worn a red “no contact” jersey during the past two weeks of

practice. Walker has had problems with his shoulder but is expected

to play against CU, lining up opposite David Anderson.

The news is not as good for linebacker Landon Jones. Jones, who

injured his hamstring early in fall practice, is not expected to

suit up for the CU game. Linebackers Courtney Jones, Jahmal Hall

and Luke Adkins are expected to start.

Starting defensive end Jonathan Simon missed Monday’s practice

but returned to the field on Tuesday. He was nursing a sprained

ankle.

Practice notes:

Lubick said Jeff Babcock may continue punting duties this

weekend at CU, expressing a desire to use the experienced veteran.

Redshirt freshman Jimmy Kaylor has challenged Babcock this

preseason. Babcock handled both place kicking and punting duties

for CSU last year. Kaylor is expected to be the starting punter for

the remainder of the season.

Anderson is expected to handle both kick and punt returning for

the Rams this weekend. He will replace Dexter Wynn, who graduated

and was drafted by the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles this summer.

Defensive tackle Delroy Parke is expected to play both defensive

line and offensive line for CSU this weekend. Parke has been

practicing with the first-team defense and the second-team offense.

He is listed behind offensive tackle Clint Oldenburg on the depth

chart.

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To the Editor:

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Authors:

The 2004 Rocky Mountain Showdown is turning into the poorly

handled fiasco that I feared it would become. I never liked the

idea of a ticket lottery. I liked it even less when I found out

that after “winning” this lottery we were asked to pay the

sickening amount of $60 per ticket. My festering dissatisfaction

with the whole situation was further reinforced when I saw the

printed ticket price of $50.

The situation with the tickets is distressing, but not as

distressing as the number of students who are selling out their

team. As of Tuesday, there were still around 400 student tickets

still available at the ticket office that anybody can now purchase.

I ask you students, where is your pride and support for your school

and team? I didn’t like it, but I shelled out the money. I don’t

think the price of the tickets is solely to blame for the

lackluster sales. In fact, I think many of you are scared and

intimidated to go to CU’s house and cheer on your team. If the

roles were reversed and CU was coming to our field, I can guarantee

the black and gold-clad CU student body would come with it. I’m

calling you out CSU. Suck it up, don’t be intimidated; our football

team sure isn’t. Do whatever it takes. Get a ticket, go to the game

and stand up for yourself and your school.

 

Frank E. Leonard III

Senior

Health and Exercise Science

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The elephants celebrate past accomplishments?

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Aug 312004
 
Authors: Vincent Adams

New York City is the party site for the proud pachyderm.

Republicans of all shapes and sizes have spoken, and will speak,

attempting to convince us voters they should lead the country in

these historic times.

The nation’s heartstrings have been tugged. Former New York City

Mayor Rudolph Giuliani already reminded us about the president’s

steadfast leadership after terrorists gave America its first bloody

nose on home soil since Pearl Harbor.

Basically, so says Giuliani, Bush and his pachyderm cohorts have

made this country safer, and we need his vision and strong

leadership as we face continued threats from the “evildoers.”

“(Bush) sees world terrorism for the evil that it is,” Giuliani

said. “John Kerry has no such clear, precise and consistent

vision.”

Giuliani also said, “We need George Bush more than ever.”

Undoubtedly the War on Terror demands swift and effective

action. We cannot afford to let the terrorists destroy our way of

life through fear and violence. Sorry to point out the obvious, but

I speaking about the nuts and bolts of the Republican platform.

What has Bush – or whom I like to call G-Dubbs – done? He has

led this country to two wars. Afghanistan was a no-brainer.

Obviously we needed to rid the world of that parasitic government,

especially since it harbored the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001,

USS Cole and the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings.

Iraq has been a complete mess. Yes. We freed a people terrorized

by their government. Yes. We needed to rid the area of a brutal

tyrant who would, if given the chance, destroy the United States

and most of Western Civilization.

But look at what we inherited.

I get the feeling Bush and his legion of pachyderms thought we

would go into Iraq, take out Saddam and the people of Iraq would

sing great songs praising the great pachyderm president. We had an

ill-conceived post-Iraq non-plan, and many soldiers and have had to

pay the ultimate price.

We had a right to go into Iraq. Saddam had biological and

chemical weapons as late as 1998, proved he would use them, and was

violating the resolution that spared the tyrant’s reign by not

cooperating with U.N. weapons inspectors.

But the president burned the world community by not exhausting

all diplomatic efforts. Even Secretary of State Colin Powell, one

of the few noble pachyderms, thought more could have been done to

avoid war.

So now we are left to pick up the pieces and rebuild Iraq with a

teeny weenie coalition comprised of some nations’ minimal

contributions. I hate to belittle South Korea’s contributions, but

a hesitant Great Britain and the United States are essentially the

only countries rebuilding Iraq and fighting this war.

Oh, and did I mention our price tag? The Web site

www.costofwar.com has an ever-increasing cost ticker. At last check

it was higher than $130 billion.

This price tag comes amid cuts in social programs caused by cuts

in taxes that overwhelmingly support the rich. Combine that with

economic policy favorable to over-sea job loss and Bush has pretty

much slapped the working class in the face to fight this war.

I understand people are afraid. The world is an evil and

dangerous place. We need strong leadership. Is candidate Kerry the

answer? I am not sure.

But Bush has to go. We simply cannot afford four more years of

this sort of reckless leadership.

 

Vince Adams is a graduate student studying English education. He

was the Collegian opinion editor during the 2002-2003 school year.

His column will run weekly on Wednesday.

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Red Sox and Kerry: Both futures hang in the balance

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Authors: Stephanie Lindberg

No, Red Sox faithful, your team will not win the World Series

this year. All of you who boldly hope for a cure to the Bambino

Curse will not find it by trading Nomah, or getting all the players

as shaggy as Johnny Damon. The first Red Sox World Series win since

1918 will not come after riding the Wild Card into the play offs.

Taking the division lead isn’t going to happen either.

But don’t worry all you Boston fans. For those of you whose

first phrase as a baby was “maybe next year,” next year could

finally be here. That is if something happens on Nov. 2 to better

your chances in 2005.

Maybe you have heard of a man named John Kerry. He’s a fairly

tall man, graying hair, slim, with a chin that recalls an image of

Jay Leno. I think I heard somewhere he is a senator of sorts, and I

remember seeing him out and about the week of the Democratic

National Convention in Boston at, yes, a Boston Red Sox game. Live

on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, millions of people were able to

watch the Democratic nominee for president answer some real

questions on some important issues that will in the end matter to

the voters.

As a baseball fan and a member of the Democratic Party, I took a

vested interest in what the man who has been labeled the future

president had to say. Here it is, I thought, here is where I will

hear the answers to the questions that really matter.

Should there be a designated hitter in Major League

Baseball?

No, Kerry doesn’t think there should be.

Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

No, Kerry doesn’t think so.

I agree on both accounts.

Of course these are not the only questions I want to ask of a

presidential nominee. There are more serious issues at stake.

There’s the War on Terrorism, and there are soldiers on the other

side of the globe who need our support. But baseball is America’s

favorite pastime. It is a game that is central to America, although

it is spreading to nations all over the world. It has been

connected to politics since its inception. Presidents have thrown

out first pitches, they have attended games, they have offered

predictions and, in the case of President Bush, they have even

owned a share of a team.

During maybe the most important week of his career, the week in

which he was named Democratic nominee, Kerry went to a baseball

game.

During the most important week of his presidential career, Bush

authorized a war on Iraq based on weapons of mass destruction.

What does all of this have to do with the Boston Red Sox and

their quest to win a World Series and get rid of The Curse? It all

hinges on one man: Sen. John Kerry from Massachusetts.

With the presidential candidates running neck and neck in a race

that could have a photo finish, there’s an important issue on the

ballot: Do you want the Boston Red Sox to win a World Series? If

so, check that box for Kerry on Nov. 2, and don’t leave any hanging

chads. Sorry Cubs fans, maybe with Barack Obama in 2008.

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Our View

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Aug 312004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

On Friday, the Collegian staff hopes you will join it in wearing

our school colors to support CSU’s football team.

While many students won’t be attending the football season’s

opening game against the University of Colorado-Boulder Saturday,

there will still be many of us cheering our team on from behind a

television screen.

The reason that many students aren’t planning to go to the game

is not because of lack of school spirit, but because the tickets,

at $60 apiece, are so expensive.

As of Tuesday, there was still a lot of the university’s

original 5,000-ticket allotment available. After a fuss made over

the low number of tickets reserved for students, many people are

wondering why there are so many up for sale at this time.

As college students, most of us can relate to the fact that we

can barely afford to buy groceries for ourselves. Few students, no

matter how much school spirit they have, would give up a few weeks

of food for a day at a football game.

Just because we aren’t sitting there in the stadium doesn’t mean

we won’t be watching the Rams slaughter CU in Saturday’s game. We

want the football team to know that we’re backing them and that

there will be tons of fans screaming from our homes as CSU scores

touchdown after touchdown.

It’s an issue of money, not spirit. We’re rooting for you. Go

Rams!

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CSU ranked 56th best public university

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Aug 312004
 
Authors: Lindsay Reiter

CSU is the nation’s 56th top public university, according to the

U.S. News and World Report’s 2005 “America’s Best Colleges”

list.

CSU also placed 117th out of 248 national public and private

universities.

“Our focus is to provide the best education for students as

possible and this survey is a recognition of the high quality

programs that we have here,” said Brad Bohlander, a CSU

spokesman.

The students at CSU are also impressed with how high the

university ranked.

“People wouldn’t think a state school would rank on the

‘national universities’ list because there are so many of them,”

said Jaime Magmuson, a freshman English major. “You hear about Ivy

League schools placing high on these lists. It is impressive to see

those numbers.”

Other programs at the university are recognized nationally. The

College of Engineering is ranked 60th and the College of Business

is ranked 87th nationwide, 10 spots higher than last year’s

ranking.

“Earning a degree in the number 60th-ranked engineering school

in the U.S. is awesome,” said Jim Bradburn, a freshman engineering

major. “It really shows you’re getting a great education. It will

help a lot when it comes time to join the workforce and have

employers look at your application.”

Other students, though, are eager to see CSU continue to move

higher on the lists.

“We are already excelling in certain areas so we should

concentrate on those areas that didn’t get noticed and continue to

improve the ones that did,” said Andrea Talley, a freshman English

major.

Talley also hopes the positive attention given to CSU through

the survey will result in attracting more students to the

university.

“If it continues to do well it will probably, eventually expand

as a university and also expand its programs,” Talley said.

U.S. News and World Report compiled various lists of the best

colleges in the nation and ranked them based on how they met

certain criteria; it also offers information about each college

ranked.

Ranking categories include tuition and financial aid,

international students, services and facilities, sports,

admissions, rankings, transfer students, campus life, missions,

academics, student body, disabled students, and extracurricular

activities.

The list is prepared for potential students to facilitate the

process of choosing a college.

The magazine ranks the colleges based on the results of the

Common Data Set. The CDS is a collaborative effort between

publishers and the higher education community to improve

information accuracy and quality for students’ higher education

transition, according to www.commondataset.org.

U.S. News and World Report uses portions of the CDS survey and

factors them in with other items special to the magazine. Some of

the other factors used to determine a university’s score include

peer assessment and school retention.

“CSU has many strong programs,” Bohlander said. “This is a great

recognition for a great university. It recognizes the high quality

of education and is only one in a chain of recent recognitions that

CSU has received.”

 

Top three national universities

1. Harvard University

1. Yale University

3. University of Pennsylvania

Top three public universities

1. University of California-Berkeley

2. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

2. University of Virginia

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Spirit wakes up early

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Aug 312004
 
Authors: Christiana Nelson

When Rianne Dingee got to the Fum McGraw Athletic Center at 4:45

a.m. on Tuesday, she thought she was in the wrong place.

“I thought, ‘We’re either the smartest ones for waking up so

early or we’re the dumbest ones,'” said Dingee, a junior human

development and family studies major.

About 1,100 student tickets to The Rocky Mountain Showdown were

available for student purchase starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The

tickets were left over from the lottery, and Dingee and five of her

friends contemplated camping out in their car to reserve a spot to

buy the leftover football tickets.

However, when they arrived in the morning they found no other

students.

“It is usually a huge line, but we came around the corner and

there was nothing,” she said.

By 6:15 a.m. the line had grown to 15 students, but it only grew

to about 20 students by the time the ticket booth opened.

“We sold about 100 tickets,” said Sharon Rady, athletic

department ticket manager. “I was expecting more, but oh well. The

students seemed excited to get their tickets and surprised that

there were actually tickets left.”

Anticipating her third CSU vs. CU rivalry football game, Dingree

was relieved the lottery winners did not buy all the tickets.

“You’d think the people that put their names in the lottery

would pick up their tickets,” Dingee said. “But we’ll pick up the

slack.”

Jeff Gallegos, a senior mathematics major, arrived at 8 a.m.

ready to show support for his hometown Rams, despite the $60 price

tag.

“I stand behind my school – it is always a good time to get

together,” Gallegos said. “The price is a little high

unfortunately, but it should be worth it.”

For Heather Sievers, the price is no comparison to the

event.

“It is the best game of the season,” said Sievers, a junior

psychology major. “It is worth it to me. I really wanted a chance

to get tickets and I was worried there would be none

available.”

While Rady is unsure why students did not purchase more tickets

to the game, she said the available tickets are for sale to

community members and CSU students to purchase for the same price.

She also added that charging $60 for tickets is uncontrollable as

CU sets the price of its home-field tickets for away teams.

But, despite the price and waiting in line for three hours, Andy

Johnson has only one thing in mind.

“I just can’t wait till we bring home the victory and have

bragging rites for the year,” said Johnson, a junior business

major. “I wouldn’t miss this game. I just can’t wait to hear ‘I’m

proud to be a CSU Ram’ – we’ll go into hostile territory and when

we win there will be crazy – this little section will be making all

the noise.”

 

 

 

 

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