By Alex Mosher

“We’ve had discussions on
enforcement,” said University
of Nevada, Reno President Marc
Johnson. “Some people, even
student groups, have said, ‘if
you don’t enforce it with hard
sanctions no one will believe it.’
That’s not been the experience
of other schools.”
In order to promote student
health, the University of Ne-
vada, Reno will be a smoke-free,
tobacco-free campus beginning
Oct. 1, 2014. According to uni-
versity president Marc Johnson,
citations will not be issued, but
instead the university will rely
on educational tools and social
pressure to prevent smoking on
As of July 18, at least 1,178 col-
lege or university campuses have
adopted a 100 percent smoke-
free campus, according to no- Campuses such as
the University of Oregon, which
became smoke free at the begin-
ning of last year, do not hand
out citations to people caught
smoking on campus, but choose
to discourage students from
smoking on campus through
making them aware of the health
risks associated with tobacco use.
Johnson hopes to follow policies
such as the University of Oregon’s,
that focus on educating students
about tobacco and encouraging
students to quit using tobacco
products. He said there will be ed-
ucational tools and intervention
methods available for students on
the university website.
Kelly McIver, communications
director of the University of Ore-
gon police department, said there
is a citation of around $30 for stu-
dents who smoke on campus, but
it is only issued in extreme cases
when a student refuses to comply.
To his knowledge, the citation has
only been issued once this year.
“The goal isn’t to hand out cita-
tions,” McIver said. “The goal is to
have a smoke-free campus.”
But students at UNR like
junior, Taylor Zuniga, don’t
believe educational programs
about tobacco products and
eliminating smoking on cam-
pus will motivate students who
currently smoke to quit.
“If people smoke, they’re still
going to smoke,” Zuniga said.
“They’re going to find ways to
smoke on campus.”
Senior Jenna Strahan believes
it’s easy enough for students to
step off campus and that elimi-
nating tobacco on campus won’t
dissuade tobacco users.
“I don’t think it’s going to affect
student health much because
it’s not hard to go off campus,”
Strahan said. “They can just go to
Jackson’s down the street or The
Corkscroo if they want to.”
Cigarette smoker Bryan Hemig
said eliminating the use of to-
bacco products on campus won’t
stop him from smoking because
he’ll smoke between classes
anyway. He’ll just have to step off
“I can’t think of one person
that would quit smoking because
cigarettes aren’t allowed on cam-
pus,” Hemig said. “[The policy]
would just make it inconvenient
for us and force us to leave cam-
Senior Ashley Corcoran dis-
agrees and believes ending tobac-
co use on campus will improve
the overall health of students at
the university.
“The only reason students use
tobacco products on campus is
because they can,” Corcoran said.
“And if the university eliminates
that option then individuals
will be happier knowing that
the administration supports the
overall health and happiness of
Elliot Malin, vice president of
the Associated Students of the
University of Nevada, said he is
all for eliminating tobacco on
campus, but it’s imperative to
make sure the policy is carried
out properly because there are a
lot of details to be considered.
“There are students who live
on campus that do smoke; what
do we tell them?” Malin said.
“They’re of legal age to (use
tobacco products). To force them
across the street to do that, it’s
wrong; especially in the winter
when it’s slippery and icy. I don’t
want them walking down the
street and slipping and falling,
you know we’re liable. There are
a lot of sticky areas that have me
Students who smoke and live
on campus at the University of
Oregon are dealing with issues
other than the weather. When
students want to smoke at night,
they must leave campus and
take their tobacco products into
the dimly lit neighborhoods
surrounding the University of
Oregon, outside the protection of
campus police.
University of Oregon
sophomore Morgan Tidwell said
when she lived on campus her
freshman year, she was told by
campus police that if it came
down to her staying or leaving
campus to smoke at night, they
would rather her smoke on the
lit campus.
She said another problem her
campus has with the smoke-free
policy is the large amounts of
cigarette butts scattered along
the streets since the university
took away ashtrays.
Johnson said solutions will
be found for each issue as it is
brought up, which is why it will
take a year to come into effect.
“We would encourage those
students to stop smoking, and
we’ll give you educational mate-
rials and tools to stop smoking,”
Johnson said. “If you’re bent on
smoking, we’ll have to figure out
safe alternatives.”
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To further UNR’s goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle, University president Marc Johnson said he is 98 percent sure that by October 1, 2014, campus will be tobacco and smoke free. Cigarette
smoker, Bryan Hemig said eliminating tobacco products on campus will only force him to smoke off campus between classes.
Tobacco users
up in smoke
‘Aloha’ to UNR student AlohaLani Craig
By Megan Ortiz
Taped to the wall by the pool table
in Pub N Sub, a local pizza pub in the
college district, you’ll find a photo the
bar has permitted to stay there. The
photo is of University of Nevada, Reno
student AlohaLani Craig, and she
is smiling – just the way her friends
remember her. On Saturday, Septem-
ber 21, Craig passed away at the age
of 23 due to brain injuries sustained
after being involved in a bike accident
close to campus.
“I know there’s a lot of confusion
because nobody really knows what
happened,” said 22-year-old Alex
Roberts, a UNR student, friend and
women’s rugby teammate of Craig’s.
There were no witnesses to the
Sept. 14 accident involving Craig just
a week before her passing.
“She was coming to meet us,”
Roberts said. “We were supposed to
be having a surprise pool party for a
friend at her apartments.”
Many stories have generated as
a result of Craig’s accident, which
happened on the corner of College
drive and Sierra street. The neighbor
who found Craig and called 911 said
she heard a car drive off shortly after
hearing a thud, according to friends.
This has caused some to believe that
Craig was hit by a car.
Earlier that day, however, a friend
had been riding Craig’s bike and re-
ported to her that the pedal was loose
and getting stuck in the wire water
bottle holder, according to Roberts.
Other evidence involved in her acci-
dent, including the lack of skid marks
and the minimal damages to her
bicycle, have caused others to believe
that a bicycle malfunction may have
caused the accident.
Craig remained on life support
the week after her accident until she
passed the following Saturday.
“Something was always about to
happen with Lani,” said friend and
UNR alumna Brianna Kennedy as she
smiled. “And something usually did
It is this kind of attitude and impact
that Craig left on the people in her life.
Many people have credited their own
friendly attitudes to her, saying that
she was always positive and thought-
ful to everyone she met. According to
Roberts, there was not a single person
Craig couldn’t be friends with.
“She just rolled with the punches,”
said friend and UNR alumna Leona
Hutchinson. “If there was an obstacle,
she’d get through it.”
One of the obstacles Craig had
been facing was school. Although she
loved learning, her inability to pay for
school had put her education on hold.
Roberts said she was very much look-
ing forward to being able to return to
UNR in the fall of 2014.
“She loved being on campus and
loved learning,” Roberts said. “She had
a very ambitious idea of her future.”
The circumstances involving Craig’s
death, although unsettling, have led
people to remember what an impact
she had on them. Friends speak of a
girl who loved Harry Potter, rugby, Dr.
Who, obese cats and the color teal and
couldn’t spell at all.
“It was always so funny trying
to figure out her text messages,”
Hutchinson laughed as she remem-
bered. “The worst one I ever saw was
Asian – ‘Ashun.’”
Memorial services were held on
the day of her death at Pub N Sub,
where Roberts said Craig was a “local
legend.” A fundraiser has been started
through the rugby team to help pay
for her medical bills, and can be found
“You know what sucks the most?
She really wanted to know (Doctor
Who’s) name,” Roberts said. “And she
made me not tell her, and she couldn’t
wait to see who the Doctor was. And
she’ll never get to see it.”
Megan Ortiz can be reached at mor-
Photo courtesy of friends of Lani Craig.
University of Nevada, Reno student AlohaLani Craig is pictured above at the
Rodeo. Craig was on a hiatus from school, hoping to enroll again in 2014.
For hungry
students, food
options could
get slimmer
By Juliana Bledsoe
It’s the end of the month, the fridge is empty
and that student loan money is gone or going
fast. It is a common scenario for students all over
the country as they struggle to afford school and
the other costs associated with living on their
own. Some of these students rely on other forms
of financial aid, such as nutritional assistance
programs, to make ends meet each month.
Though federal legislation is currently grid-
locked over ObamaCare disputes, one other
important bill is slated to yet again hit the Sen-
ate this week that could affect millions of Ameri-
cans across every state, including right here in
Nevada, where about 360,000 citizens currently
receive aid to buy food, according to the Nevada
State Division of Welfare.
The Federal Farm Bill dictates the recently
controversial social welfare program known as
food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP), which has histori-
cally been a bipartisan effort to feed America’s
hungry. It has also always included both the
nutritional program and farm subsidies, which
provide government funds to farmers who
produce the country’s food, but the House has
separated these two parts of the bill for the first
House Republicans worked diligently to
whittle down this food program and have the
new bill passed. It cuts nearly $40 billion from
federal funding of this nutritional assistance
program over the next 10 years, in the effort to
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decrease the national debt. This new bill also
allows for some states to require a drug test
before a citizen can benefits and changes
requirements in a way that could rule out
benefits for most typical college students. The
new version of the bill also separates farm
subsidies from the nutritional assistance pro-
gram for the first time, and President Obama
has threatened a veto, due to these changes
made in the House of Representatives.
The House is set to vote on Tuesday on
whether or not to rejoin the bill before send-
ing it to the Senate, though Congresswoman
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chairwoman of the
Agricultural Committee, has reportedly called
the new bill a “monumental waste of time,”
according to the New York Times.
The Farm Bill that passed in 2008 has been
extended by continuing resolutions through-
out this ongoing partisan conflict and techni-
cally expired Monday at midnight.
According to Miki Allard, executive program
specialist for the Nevada State Division of
Welfare, the SNAP Program will most likely
operate under a continuing resolution to fund
the program until the conflict is resolved.
“They haven’t passed anything yet, so we
don’t know,” Allard said. “We’re watching very
closely, but we can’t do anything until some-
thing gets passed.”
Students are currently eligible for these
benefits as long as they fulfill certain criteria,
and they seem to be a demographic at the
heart of the matter, given the recent debate
over the scope and efficacy of the program.
The current requirements state that most
students age 18-49 qualify for benefits if they
work 20 hours or more per week, participate
in a federal work study program, are taking
care of children or minors under age 12 at
home and/or are otherwise receiving welfare
services such as TANF, temporary assistance
for needy families.
One key complaint raised during cuts to the
bill is that requirements have become too lax,
and too many Americans are becoming reliant
on them after the financial crisis.
The latter is a tangible concern after num-
bers of American families using the program
skyrocketed in recent years. The average
number of people using food stamps went
up by about 20,000 Americans, or 12 percent
between 2007 and 2012. The program has also
increased in cost to the federal government by
20 percent in that same time.
“In recent years, SNAP participation has
increased dramatically,” Allard said.
On the state level, the flow of SNAP benefits
is already being stemmed.
SNAP benefits are tied to the Consumer Price
Index to determine allocation rate by state.
As the CPI has gone up, SNAP benefits have
been reduced. However, the major hit to state
benefits in Nevada has been the expiration of
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,
which provided a grant for funding state food
stamp programs during the recession.
“We had a grant for our food stamps, but
that has now ended,” said Jessica B., a call
center representative for the Nevada State
Division of Welfare. “Our new budget is differ-
ent and food stamps are going down, so that
could affect a lot of people.”
Should funding of this nutritional program
be cuts, those who currently receive benefits
could no longer qualify, and would either
receive less funding or no SNAP benefits at all.
“It would be an abrupt change,” Allard said.
The number of people that can be allotted
SNAP benefits in each state is determined by
the “penetration rate” of need, attained by
comparing the economic make-up of the state
with the federal eligibility requirements. The
state of Nevada actually has a relatively low
rate at 60 percent compared to states such as
Oregon that report a 100 percent penetration
rate, according to Allard.
Based on this rate, Allard said that about
700,000 Nevadans are eligible for SNAP,
though just over half of them are actually
enrolled in the program.
“We have a significant number of Nevadans
who qualify for SNAP benefits, but do not apply
or otherwise do not receive them,” Allard said.
She noted that many of these eligible people
do not receive aid because they are elderly
people determined to live independently or
people who live in rural areas where they can’t
get to an office. There is also concern for im-
migrant families in which the parents do not
qualify because of their citizenship status, but
do apply for their children who do qualify for
fear of being deported.
Full-time college students who work but
earn little income could also account for some
of this gap in aid. In 2010, a report on food
insecurity among students at the City Univer-
sity of New York found that though about 6.4
percent of the student population received
SNAP benefits that year. Three times as many
students were estimated to be eligible, but did
not apply for benefits.
Though pending legislation could sig-
nificantly change the availability of SNAP
benefits, Allard encourages hungry students
to consider the program.
Sophomore music major Andy Bryant is one
student who was unaware that student could
receive food stamps, but is excited to know
that he can apply.
“I need that so bad, you don’t even know,”
Bryant said. He also expressed his concern
over the possible cuts to the program. “I
would be pissed,” he said.
“If they are not able to meet their food
needs, they should absolutely apply,” Allard
Though the local Reno office is closed for
now, students can apply for benefits online
using the Nevada State Division of Welfare
website. They can also print out or pick up the
forms and apply in person at the Sparks office
at 630 Greenbrae Drive.
Juliana Bledsoe can be reached at jbledsoe@
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By Kenny Bissett
17 members and prospec-
tive members of Phi Delta
Theta, along with two other
volunteers, could be seen
rooting through the piles of
trash gathered at the bottom of
the stands at Mackay Stadium
after Saturday night’s football
Clad in dark blue recycling
vests, the young men of Phi
Delt gave up their Saturday
night of freedom to collect
recyclable glass, aluminum
and plastics in an effort to help
clean up the stadium.
“We see (recycling) as a big
help to the community, the en-
vironment in general, and it’s
hard to get staffing for these
events, so we just volunteer
for it,” said Phi Delt member
Hunter Collins. “It’s a lot of
work, but we’re happy to help.”
This is the second year that
members of Phi Delta Theta
have been recycling after each
home football game at UNR.
According to Snyder, all of the
recyclables collected are sold
in California, with all the prof-
its returned to the Wolf Pack
Recycling program.
According to Riley Snyder,
the vice president of the Uni-
versity of Nevada, Reno’s Phi
Delta Theta chapter, it takes
the fraternity about two hours
to go through the entire sta-
dium. Snyder, who also works
for the Wolf Pack Recycling
Program, said that the frater-
nity collected more than 600
pounds of recyclable materials
after the UC Davis game, beat-
ing their record from last year.
“The guys know that this is
something that gets us a lot of
attention, a lot of good will at
the university,” Snyder said.
“… we all take it really seri-
ously. It’s fun, they make little
games out of it, they have a
good time.”
Tramping through the sickly
sweet and often sticky amalga-
mation of drained liquids after
a football game is not what
most college students do on a
weekend night. However, the
members of Phi Delt generally
see their recycling efforts not
only as community service,
but as a way to bring their
fraternity closer together.
“This is a great bonding ex-
perience for us,” said Phi Delt
member Zech Desilva. “All of
us out here, it makes fun out of
a mundane task. It just shows
our brotherhood.”
Many members of Phi Delt
put off going to football games
or other social events in favor
of doing homework or fulfilling
other responsibilites. Despite
this, more than half of the fra-
ternity shows up after the game
ends to help out their fraternity
- and their university.
“This community service
kind of shows exactly what
fraternities do,” said Phi Delt
member Hank Boone. “It’s a
brotherhood which reaches
out to the community and
builds better me I didn’t
actually make the game, I
was working on a little bit of
homework, but I came to this
because this is something that
is good for our organization.”
According to the recyclers,
the closer the score, the more
likely people in the crowd are
to drink. Because of this, mem-
bers of Phi Delt spend more
time collecting recyclables af-
ter a close game like Saturday’s.
“You learn a lot about people
by what they leave behind,”
Snyder said. “You can tell who’s
having a party because they
have the three bottles of Fire-
ball, a bottle of Jameson and
four beers in the same seat.”
Many Phi Delt members
believe that the community
service efforts of fraternities
are underscored by the
party-going stereotype often
ascribed to those in Greek life.
“We do care about our
school, our community,” said
Phi Delt member Marvin
Bell, who is also one of the
Alfie mascots at UNR’s football
games. “It would be really easy
to just go home after a football
game and not do anything.
Coming out for two hours and
picking up recycling, that’s not
really a big deal.”
Phi Delt members recycle af-
ter every home football game.
Towards the end of the season,
this can mean walking through
the stadium for hours, sifting
through trash in cold tempera-
“When it hits November
we’re gonna be freezing, and
it’s not gonna be as fun,” said
Luke Sprenkel, president of
the UNR chapter of Phi Delta
Theta. “But we still make each
other laugh, we’re still having
a good time, we’re getting all
gross and disgusting. That’s
one thing about us, it doesn’t
really matter what the situa-
tion is, we’re gonna find a way
to make it fun.”
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Hank Boone (left) and UNR Phi Delta Theta chapter President, Luke Sprenkel (right) sort recycling from the refuse among their brothers after the
Nevada vs. Air Force football game on Saturday. Though many don’t make it to the game, most brothers often stay for hours afterwards volunteering.
Phi Delta Theta greens the post game
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Artspace exhibition adds zest to downtown
Photo courtesy of Thomas Hellstrom
(Left) Michelle Laxalt submitted this photo of a scene in Reno on Sept. 4 to the “Xeno: Reno” Tumblr page with the caption “Nice legz.” (Middle) Artist Thomas Hellstrom replied to Laxalt with this photo taken in Weimar, New York
By Alex Mosher
Artspace, the University of
Nevada, Reno’s newest exhibition
space located in West Street Mar-
ket, is the institution’s first curated
space off campus. The space,
according to UNR’s new director
of university galleries, Paul Baker
Prindle, was created to involve
Reno residents in the creation of
art featured in the gallery.
To begin engaging the com-
munity, Artspace opened with
“Xeno: Reno,” a visual conver-
sation about Reno between
artist Thomas Hellstrom and
Reno residents. Having never
been to Reno, Hellstrom sent
out the call to Reno residents
to tell him about Reno through
photographs, video, letters and
even text messages.
Hellstrom would reply with im-
ages from his personal archive,
and what ensued was a multitude
of conversations encompassing a
variety of subjects.
As an example of how society is
moving away from written com-
munication and towards visual
communication, Baker Prindle
said the concept of interacting
through images is complex but
people weren’t intimidated by it;
they enjoyed it.
Hellstrom said he felt there
was a kind of honesty apparent
in the material sent to him. On
one wall of the gallery, there is a
montage of images sporadically
placed, including photographs
of friends smiling, glasses filled
with beer and Morrill Hall.
Across, a text message is exhib-
ited on a piece of paper that
reads, “ close to hell, u
can see Sparks.”
The honesty was not only
apparent in the photographs
Hellstrom received, but also in
the people he met in Reno.
“I really appreciated something
about the people I met in Reno,”
Hellstrom said. “There’s some-
thing very straightforward and
friendly that I really responded
to. I felt really welcome.”
The exhibit closes on Oct. 7,
yet Hellstrom feels the gallery
has already accomplished its
goal to make community mem-
bers feel like part of the show.
“The opening night was very
interesting because people
were saying, ‘Hey, thats mine,’”
Hellstrom said. “There was a
sense of shared ownership.”
The next exhibit in Artspace
will feature a stadium created
out of palettes, and people who
drop by will be able to cre-
ate a paper mache model of
themselves to include in the
According to Baker Prindle,
spaces like Artspace where com-
munity members can integrate
art into their lives improve the
overall quality of life for those
who live in Reno. Because of
its location, residents can eas-
ily drop by, make some art and
then go out to dinner at one of
the restaurants in West Street
Market or go to the Riverwalk.
“As a land grant institution, we
really are interested in supporting
a wide variety of goals, whether
that’s developing our economy,
nurturing creativity, or contribut-
ing to the revitalization of down-
town,” Baker Prindle said. “These
are things a land grant institution
should be investing itself in, espe-
cially in its home city.”
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Swipes for hungry students
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The university’s newest exhibit is located in the back of West Street Market in downtown Reno.
By Haley Fortezzo
When living in the dorms, students with meal
plans often have unused swipes at the end of each
meal cycle on Wednesday nights. Many of them go
to the D-C Store and buy their load of cereals and
milk to use their leftover swipes. However, ASUN
Senator Eleanor Harvison has thought of a benefi-
cial way to use these swipes to their full potential.
Harvison is in the process of creating a program
called ‘A Saving Swipe.’ The program aims to have
students with leftover swipes donate their unused
swipes to students in need of food.
“I’m hoping students will utilize this,” said Har-
vison. “I personally have seen students at the DC
asking to use a food swipe from other students. I’m
really just hoping that we can help the students out
there that don’t have dinner to eat that night.”
Many students such as freshman Shalynn Sellars
are dealing with financial hardships due to the
economy and the costs of college. Extra swipes
would allow them to have a meal, or meals, on days
when they have no other option but to go hungry.
“It sucks because I’m really hungry, but I don’t have
anything to eat because my swipes are gone,” Sellars
said. “It would really help just make my experience
here better.”
Sellars believes that she would benefit from a meal
swipe program because she ends up running out of
swipes three days before the swipes reset. She said her
FoodBucks run out quickly, and she would love to bor-
row a swipe so she doesn’t have to buy three meals a day.
Harvison wants to have this program up and run-
ning by Spring 2014. Students will either be able to
donate one swipe when they swipe in to have a meal,
or donate a specific amount on Wednesday nights.
“I would love if everyone donated one swipe,”
Harvison said.
In a survey of forty students with meal plans, thirty-
eight of them said that they would use the system to
help other students.
“I usually have six swipes left at the end of the week,”
said freshman Kimberly Latsch. “I think a program
where people would be able to donate their swipes is
an excellent idea.”
Similar programs exist on campus, including the
ASUN Food Pantry. This program provides a short-
term supply of food for any student who is strug-
gling with the costs of going to school and does not
have enough to eat. In addition, the program gives
students gift cards to a grocery store or meal swipes
at the DC at an administrator’s discretion.
The ‘A Saving Swipe’ program would focus spe-
cifically on allowing students to eat at the DC who
otherwise wouldn’t able to, but will be available
to all students on campus without food. Like the
food pantry, the program is going to be advertised
as a helping hand to students who don’t have
enough to eat.
Haley Fortezzo can be reached at news@ne-
By Juliana Bledsoe
“We started with wanting to change our diets for
health purposes, and we started making soups,”
Juli Scala said Friday, amongst the afternoon
clamor of chefs and diners in her Midtown restau-
“We got more and more popular,” Scala said. Juli
and her husband Gino’s first business, Gino the
Soup Man, was an immediate success, and as the
number of flavors grew, so did the business.
Juli and Gino were approached soon after with
an opportunity to open a healthy café at the Uni-
versity of Nevada, Reno.
Fast-forward six years later and the couple now
own and operate two successful restaurants in
Reno, Pathways Café and Great Full Gardens Café
and Eatery, in addition to selling their products
at a number of other local venues, such as Whole
Foods and the Great Basin Food Co-op.
Juli and Gino opened Pathways Café in 2010,
located in the Medical School on the north end of
the UNR campus.
“Out of that we just developed our own recipes.
We knew we were going to do clean, healthy
natural food,” Juli said. “Part of our mission is to
make healthy food conventional and accessible so
that people have access everywhere to really good
healthy food.”
Juli noted that there was a huge need for some-
where to get healthy food on campus, but she said
people initially eschewed their business model,
saying that people, especially students, wouldn’t
be willing to pay or wouldn’t be interested in that
kind of food.
Thankfully for the Scalas, this was not the case.
“People came from all over campus,” Juli said.
“People are coming now from the bottom of
campus, and that’s a trek of like five blocks, but
they come up for the good food. Now [the skep-
tics] are amazed that we’re selling this food to the
User Megan Q. on Yelp commented: “This place
is delicious. I’m so glad my classes are right next
door to this café. I don’t know what I would do if
I had to eat another soggy burger at the Overlook
this semester.”
In May of this year, the Scalas went on to open
the doors to Great Full Gardens Café and Eatery on
Virginia Street in Midtown.
The couple places priority in catering to special
diets such as vegan, vegetarian, paleo-diet and
gluten-free. They even say catering to special
dietary needs has been an inspiration for them
throughout this journey.
“It’s amazing when somebody comes up to you
and they say they’re celiac, and they can finally
find a place to eat,” Juli said.
They also work passionately to incorporate lo-
cally grown and organic ingredients. The menus
at Pathways and Great Full Gardens are brimming
with foods and beverages sourced from northern
Much of their fresh produce comes from an
order delivered regularly from the Great Basin
Food Cooperative, sourced from growers through-
out our region. They have also been preparing
seasonal picks from Lost City Farms, located just
a few blocks away on Center Street, since the farm
began harvesting in June.
“They have sectioned off a part of their land just
for us,” Juli said. “It’s so nice.”
The couple also feature eggs from Hadji Paul’s,
fresh baked bread from Truckee Sourdough
Company, cupcakes from Batch Cupcakery and
sprouts from Reno-based Earth Alchemy Foods,
to name a few. Beverages include artisanal teas
from Too Soul Tea Company and fresh-roasted
coffee from The Hub. Great Full Gardens even has
a liquor license and features locally brewed beers
from the nearby Brasserie St. James.
“We’re about 60-70 percent local,” Juli said.
“There’s some things we have to source out, be-
cause I’ll take organic over local if it’s not organic.”
That being said, the Scalas have a close relation-
ship with local food, and they know their farmers.
Though some local farmers may not have organic
certification, if the Scalas know the product is
clean, they will still opt for the local counterpart.
“We were just talking about that with The Hub,
because they don’t always have certified organic
beans, but they’re working with farmers and farms
with these smaller families that don’t even know
what pesticides are. They have been there and
they haven’t been working with them and they
have just never gone out and gotten the certifica-
tion for that. We bring in products that are clean
whether they are certified organic or not.”
The Scalas’ string of businesses has come along
at a profitable time for food culture in Reno.
“We’ve just been so welcomed in the commu-
nity. It’s been really successful for us and we’re just
happy to be a part of it,” Juli said. “There are so
many people aware of what they are eating lately.
I’ve got people in here 90 percent of the time that
have some sort of dietary request, as we like to call
it, be it paleo or gluten free, they just want some-
thing clean. People are loving it and we’re building
alliances. We’re all working together.”
In fact, the owners of the Hub Coffee Company
were eating in the restaurant at the time of the
“I’m really thrilled to see so many people come out
and support the locals. We’re all just a loving com-
munity, growing and being conscious,” Juli said.
Juliana Bledsoe can be reached at jbledsoe@ne-
@TheSagebrush |
Kaitlin Oki/Nevada Sagebrush
However small, Pathways Café, located in the Med School on the north end of campus, offers some of the healthiest options at UNR, serving up local, organic food and drink.
Find Pathways Café for healthier eating
By Chris Boline
In my life, there are many great drag-
ons: Spyro the Dragon, the dragons from
“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” and “Puff”
the Magic Dragon. The University of Ne-
vada, Reno’s Dragon Club features none
of these scaly creatures, but they seem to
have a great time regardless.
Originally a group of five friends
who played “Dungeons and Dragons”
together, UNR’s Dragon Club has bal-
looned to over 60 members since its
initial inception four years ago. Stu-
dents from all sorts of academic and
social backgrounds congregate for the
club’s weekly meetings in the William
J. Raggio Building room 2006. While
the casual world might be taken aback
by the nerd culture that is “D&D,” the
club’s goal is to reach out and engage
people. In the process, they’re doing
something that wouldn’t normally
be expected of a group of so-called
“nerds”: they’re being social.
Members of the club are aware of the
kind of stereotypes linked to them, but
are confident that what they are doing
on campus will be a far cry from what
the student body at large will expect.
“People have this idea of nerds in the
basement, in the dark and not knowing
how to talk to people, but I don’t think
that’s really true,” public relations
chair Brittany Cassidy said. “If you look
around at our club, there are so many
different people and majors and ‘D&D,’
in essence, is a social game.”
“D&D” is not only a social game, but
also a role-playing game where adven-
turers work together, leveling up and
bonding together to accomplish whatever
they feel is a pressing issue or obstacle in
their way. This is solved by rolling multiple
dice, some of which have as many as 20
sides, and moving their figurines around
on a map. The “dungeon master” player
facilitates the experience and sets the tone
and rules for the game.
Coming down to the bare metrics
of the game itself, the club plays the
3.5 edition of “D&D.” New players will
need to build their characters before
they can actually play a game, but the
club has members who will help new
players build them. New players can
also use stock characters without cus-
tomizing if they just want to play right
off the bat.
Games will typically last two
hours, but according to President Ja-
cob Blackard, there have been contests
that have run upwards of eight hours.
You cannot actually win the game; it’s
about the journey that the character
experiences. I can’t perfectly articulate
the experience that each player has
with the game because each game has
a different experience for each player.
If you want to go befriend were-
wolves, kill the monster that slaugh-
tered your family or become a 2-foot
tall “dragon,” you can go right ahead.
In “D&D,” the world is your oyster.
Unfortunately, I was unable to
partake in a game of “D&D” with the
club. However the entire experience of
meeting them changed what were my
initial perceptions. I thought they were
going to be a bunch of pale, greasy in-
troverts whose only real trophy in life
was their Cheeto-stained Akira t-shirt.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
What I encountered was a festive
atmosphere that featured a wide ar-
ray of students who were
happy to be there and
socializing with one another.
The entire scene reminded me
of all the times the Hobbits got
together, got drunk and just
had a great time before shit
got real.
Each story I heard about
a person’s character was
like they were talk-
ing about a real
individual. To
m y
knowledge no one has
gotten misty-eyed after
they beat “Halo”
on legendary or
when they
c a u g h t
Mewt wo.
about the tales of club member’s char-
acters Ludgar or Poe, it was easy to see
that the game means a lot to everyone
Going along with the theme of reach-
ing out and engaging members of the
student body, Cassidy reported that at
the university’s club fair at the begin-
ning of the semester, they had one
new person signup for each minute
that the club was there. She even said
that a group of girls became attracted
to the group because they had seen
“D&D” featured on an episode of “The
Big Bang Theory.”
“Video games are cool, but if you’re
not playing with your friends or online,
then you’re by yourself, sitting in a
room,” Selvage said. “With ‘Dungeons
and Dragons,’ you can come out and
play with new people every week, and
that’s something only the club can do.”
Blackard envisions the club as some-
thing that students on campus can
catch space if they feel as though they
don’t have an outlet.
“We’re here to provide a fun experi-
ence, especially for people that thought
they couldn’t find other ‘D&D’ players,”
Blackard said. “We have a place with
tons of people who love ‘D&D,’ who
you will hopefully get along with well
and just enjoy yourself every Friday.”
Chris Boline can be reached at cbo-
By Tyler Hersko
Dream Theater’s “Dream Theater” is a
Dream Theater album.
Confused? If you are familiar with the
massively successful progressive metal
quintet, that shouldn’t be the case.
Dream Theater is practically synony-
mous with modern progressive music.
Since 1992’s commercially successful
“Images and Words,” the band has in-
spired countless rock and metal acts and
is unquestionably the poster child for
technical instrumentation.
Guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John
Myung and ex-drummer Mike Portnoy
have all received critical acclaim from
big-name music publications ranging
from Guitar World to Rhythm Magazine
and Modern Drummer. Dream Theater’s
prominence is such that a 2012 poll in
Rolling Stone Magazine cited the band’s
fifth studio album, “Metropolis Pt. 2:
Scenes from a Memory” as the greatest
progressive music album in history.
Today, Dream Theater is more popular
than ever. But the universal acclaim they
enjoyed in the ‘90s has long since passed.
Overall they’re still very well-received, but
criticisms of the band’s overly long pieces,
sameness and generally pretentious
nature are far from uncommon. That said,
the new millennium has hardly been cruel
to the seminal rockers: while 2011’s “A
Dramatic Turn of Events” may as well have
been the cure for insomnia, albums such
as “Train of Thought” and “Octavarium”
had more than their share of excellent
moments, despite their quirks.
Now we come to the band’s self-titled,
twelfth studio album. And what an ap-
propriate name: “Dream Theater” is the
ultimate personification of the band’s
every attribute — an all-encompassing
compilation of the band’s trailblazing
adventure into the realms of progressive
rock and heavy metal music.
That’s not a good thing.
“Dream Theater” certainly contains
every positive aspect of the band’s music,
on the surface anyway. Epic guitar solos,
intricate drum patterns and generally vir-
tuosic instrumentation abounds; there’s
no doubt — vocalist James LaBrie’s faux-
warbling aside — that these guys know
how to brandish their musical weapons.
The problem is that the band has
crafted the exact same album several
times before. Even in their weakest mo-
ments, albums such as “Black Clouds &
Silver Linings” — which was basically a
worse “Octavarium” — easily outshine
the material on display here.
“Dream Theater” doesn’t exactly hit
the ground running either. Despite its
implied urgency, “False Awakening Suite”
opens the album on a fairly directionless
and disengaging note. With what might
as well have been a three minute cut
from one of the band’s many extended
instrumental sections, for better or
worse, the track sets the tone for the rest
of the album: high on presentation and
showmanship, but a glorified carcass of
emotion and inspiration.
What follows is essentially an aggregat-
ed B-side of past Dream Theater albums.
While “A Dramatic Turn of Events” was a
tiresome repetition of the band’s progres-
sive rock antics, “Dream Theater” pulls
from the group’s more metallic side.
References to albums such as “Oc-
tavarium” and “Systematic Chaos” are
painfully abound. Take the aptly named
“Along for the Ride,” which is essentially
“I Walk Beside You” from “Octavarium”
with some clean guitar thrown in. While
the latter song served as an effective
segue between the album’s heavier
tracks, “Along for the Ride” feels like
nothing more than an pointless prelude
to the band’s apparent obsession with
obligatory 20-something minute outros.
“The Enemy Inside” is probably the
strongest song on display here. It’s also
the heaviest track, similarly paced to
older songs such as “Never Enough” and
“Honor Thy Father,” but lacking any of
the conviction or excitement.
“Dream Theater” isn’t actively bad,
mind you. Despite having been done
much better elsewhere, it is still chock
full of the insane technicality and overall
structure that the band has become
famous for. It’s also one of their more
streamlined efforts; while refreshingly
compact, absolutely nothing stands out.
And that’s really the overarching issue.
At its best, “Dream Theater” sounds
like mediocre remixes of the band’s
past work. At its worst, such as the four
minutes of ambient nothingness in the
aforementioned closer “Illumination
Theory” or the entirety of “Behind the
Veil,” Dream Theater’s self-titled effort
threatens somnolence.
It’s a shame that accessibility doesn’t
equate to enthrallment.
Tyler Hersko can be reached at thersko@
Arts & Entertainment
NEWS A5 @TheSagebrush | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
University’s Dragon Club
promotes social atmosphere
By Aaron Smale
Over the last few years, television
has gotten quite a bit better. In
the last five years alone, we’ve had
shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Dexter,”
and “Mad Men”— and that’s not
even the tip of the iceberg.
For the most part, there are great
opportunities to follow the arcs of
interesting characters and see how
they navigate their stories. Some of
the writing and character develop-
ment in these shows is so good that
we wish they would never end.
However, when a show is reaching
its final act, an effective sense of
closure is crucial, both to TV execs
and the audience alike. Shows like
“Breaking Bad” and “Dexter” have
lasted several seasons, garnering
critical acclaim in their life spans
and being noted for the high quality
of writing which can be attributed to
the depth of their character devel-
Following the exploits of mild-
mannered chemistry teacher
turned meth-kingpin Walter White,
“Breaking Bad” took an admittedly
mediocre — but unique — approach
to storytelling and narrative. A
chemistry teacher and his former
student cooking meth in the New
Mexico desert, albeit original, wasn’t
something I thought would turn out
five dramatic seasons. What once
started as a fringe show grew over
time into a behemoth of critical and
commercial acclaim.
“Dexter’s” main character, on the
other hand, poses as an unassuming
lab tech in the Miami Police Depart-
ment while moonlighting as a serial
killer and vigilante. To me, this was
a cool premise that often delivered
rich and engaging drama week to
week. “Dexter” enjoyed the benefit
of receiving acclaim throughout its
earlier seasons, only to limp on
and languish in mediocrity until its
ridiculous conclusion.
As each series closes its final
season, I find myself wondering
why I watched the last episodes
of “Dexter,” merely out of spite, so
that I could claim ownership of its
ending. Meanwhile, I am riveted by
every minute of the last episodes
of “Breaking Bad,” no matter how
badly I wish that it wasn’t ending.
Is it a question of story? The qual-
ity of the writing? The quality of the
characters and the actors who por-
tray them? What is it that separates
a series’ successful conclusion from
the mediocrity of a failing one?
At its core, I feel that this is all a
question of character development
and where that development takes
its audience within a particular
narrative. As much as Walter White
changed and evolved (or devolved),
fell and rose, compromised or suf-
fered, what always stayed constant
is that he remained “himself.” Each
development within the world of
“Breaking Bad” leads to a character
making another decision or action
that determines the flow of their
own story, all while their individual
starting points strive to remain rel-
evant to the viewer.
No matter how far that character
may end up from where they
started, they are still a character we
can identify and follow in all of their
complexity. The journey from White
to Heisenberg was not where the
audience originally thought it would
end up, but it is that much more
engaging because of its richness.
The intense drama that White’s
character goes through — from
undervalued chemistry teacher to
meth czar — is never represented
lightly, even though it can border on
black humor. Each event that White
goes through is unique — building
and warping him from one stage of
his development to another.
On the other hand, the world of
“Dexter” — for me — is not what
it once was, and has not been so
for a couple of seasons now. Dur-
ing the first four seasons, Dexter
always faced a killer or threat that
represented some kind of internal
struggle: being accepted as a
normal human being, becoming a
husband and father or reconciling
his own personal spirituality and
faith. However, when the writers of
“Dexter” couldn’t come up with new
or interesting demons for Dexter
to face, the show quickly devolved
into a generic and sloppy primetime
thriller. “Dexter” became unpopular
not because of the depravity or
savagery of Dexter’s actions, but
because most of his actions struck
us as being so far out of character.
The “code” that Dexter so staunch-
ly adhered to was quickly cast aside
as little more than an afterthought
and the writing became crafted to
indicate that Dexter should give up
his code to become more human.
Throughout the final season, the
Dexter that we were once captivated
by was replaced by a shrugging,
indifferent, and whiny serial killer
who couldn’t decide to fake his own
death for family or — spoiler alert —
become a lumberjack. The actions
he took were so out of character that
we were simply forced to give up and
accept the limited closure that was
Though there are a lot of factors
that contribute to the success of a
television show, it seems to me that
“Breaking Bad” and “Dexter” serve
as point and counter-point to the
importance of continuity in character
development as being arguably one of
the most important—if not the most
important—factors in determining
how strong these stories can be.
Well-written and well-developed
characters in our favorite TV shows
allow us to be captivated and
challenged in new ways, whereas
poorly developed characters take
us completely out of the experience.
When our favorite characters step
too far away from themselves, we’re
tempted to step away from their
stories entirely.
Aaron Smale can be reached at a&e@
Chris Boline /Nevada Sagebrush
“Dungeons and Dragons” is a
platform for creativity, socialization
and storytelling. The friendly
atmosphere of the Dragon Club
promotes this while defying the
stereotypes often associated with
nerd culture.
Release Date: 09/23/2013
Genre: Progressive rock/heavy metal
development is
vital to success
Dream Theater’s compilation of mediocrity
Photo courtesy of
“Dungeon and
Dragon” Flickr photos
courtesy of ocean
yamaha. “Breaking
Bad” Flickr photo
courtesy of bj_hale.
t the end of 2011,
I thought that my
perpetually acne-ridden
skin had finally gotten
all of the hormonal sebum out
of my gigantic pores. It seemed
I had
the acne
that der-
always said
I would. My
skin was the
clearest it
had been
since I was
a pre-teen
without the help of prescription-
grade topical creams and
antibiotics (which I hadn’t used
since high school). If there were
such a thing as skin gods, they
had suddenly answered my
And then January came.
Those gigantic pores began
to erupt into painful, miniature
volcanoes that plagued every
part of my face, even parts where
I had never had acne before. It
was embarrassing and just plain
I thought that maybe I
needed to change my skin
regimen again. I couldn’t afford
to see a dermatologist anymore,
though, so I began trying any
and all over-the-counter face
washes, creams, spot treatments,
facemasks, toners, astringents
and contraptions made to
exfoliate, refine and renew my
skin. After all, the beauty industry
is firmly grounded in the amount
of maintenance that is appar-
ently required to possess flawless,
baby-smooth skin.
My exploration into the
various methods of sustaining
acne-free skin was ultimately
frustrating and irritating, though.
My skin was stuck in an endless
cycle of being too dry or too oily.
Because any of the various types
of products I was using usually
dried out my skin, it would then
over-produce oil to compensate
for it. I couldn’t win.
I started searching online for
home remedies. It was unfamiliar
territory for me, but I was willing
to try anything. I came across
some that I never would have
considered before because it’s
pretty much all food...on my face.
But it’s amazing.
I can now honestly say that I am
a vehement supporter of using
food on my face versus chemically
charged soaps, creams and weird,
vibrating gadgets. What’s more, it’s
so much cheaper. The quantities
last longer, and I can often just
consult my pantry when I break
Granted, this process of finding
what works for your skin is a lot
of trial-and-error. I still follow the
wash-tone-moisturize system
that is recommended for good
skincare, but I’ve personalized
it according to what my skin
responded to. Here are the
products that I’ve found work for
my skin better than any over-the-
counter or prescription-strength
product I’ve ever used.
This is what I use to “wash” my
face. Hear me out: I realize how
crazy it seems to slather honey on
your face and have it feel clean
afterward, but it works. In the last
year and a half that I have used
raw honey to wash my face, my
skin has never been too dry or
oily after washing it; it just feels
clean. Sometimes I’ll even add
a little bit of baking soda to add
some “oomph,” like if I want to
exfoliate once in a while.
If you do choose to try this
method, make sure that the
honey you use is explicitly labeled
as “raw.” I have learned that when
honey is pasteurized, it loses
all the inherent anti-microbial
properties that make it effective
in cleaning your face.
If you wear make-up, removing
it before washing with raw honey
is a good idea. I recommend
jojoba oil for your skin and eye
make-up. Just put a little bit on a
cotton ball or pad and wipe it off
before washing your face.
This is what I use as a toner.
It works great for drying up zits
and balances the pH-level of your
skin. It also doesn’t over-dry the
skin. However, you should never
apply apple cider vinegar to your
face without diluting it first. I mix
a ratio of half apple cider vinegar
and half water. If you’d like to
add something that will reduce
redness and soothe irritated skin,
steep a green tea bag in the water
before adding the apple cider
vinegar. Green tea is also full of
antioxidants, so it doesn’t hurt
to add it regardless of how red or
irritated your skin may be.
This is a great moisturizer for
acne-prone skin because it has a
very thin consistency, making it
less likely to clog pores. Moistur-
izer seems like a scary word
to people with acne because
anything that would possibly
make skin oily is considered the
enemy, but this actually helps
the skin be more balanced. I
even feel comfortable using it if I
have a break out. Just remember
that you don’t need that much to
cover your whole face.
If you’re still not convinced,
I’ll tell you that many skincare
products are being made with the
ingredients that naturally occur
in these grocery items, but with
this method, you’re going straight
to the source instead of mixing
them up with chemicals that your
skin doesn’t really need. It’s about
nourishing your skin to make it
healthier, not stripping it of its
natural balance.
Stephanie Self studies English
writing and journalism. She can
be reached at self@nevadasage-
A6 @TheSagebrush | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
Social pressure ineffective to prevent smoking
t goes without saying that
college is your first shot at
being an adult. No curfew,
no parents (mostly) and
no one telling you that you can
or cannot do something you
intend to do. You can skip class
if you desire, stay out as late as
you want, learn what it’s like to
pay bills and indulge in one of
the other things citizens over
the age of 18 are entitled to:
It’s no secret: smoking
cigarettes is bad for you. It’s
been drilled into our heads from
a young age, usually accompa-
nied by photos of blackened,
cancer-filled lungs, meant to
horrify you into avoiding one of
the leading causes of cancer in
the country.
Yet, the numbers don’t lie. The
Center for Disease Control and
Prevention estimates that about
43.8 million Americans over the
age of 18 classify themselves
as cigarette smokers, and 18.9
percent of those people are
between the ages of 18-24.
Many states, including
Nevada, have passed legislation
in the last decade or so which
restricts smoking on some level.
In Nevada, you can no longer
smoke in a restaurant or a bar
that serves food. In Washington
state, you basically can’t smoke
in public places at all, and
in Oregon, the University of
Oregon has banned smoking on
its campus altogether.
While no hard statistics are
available, we at The Nevada
Sagebrush would venture
to guess that there are more
non-smokers than smokers on
campus, yet smokers still exist.
They can frequently be seen in
the same spots, generally obey-
ing random signs that express a
distance you must be away from
an entrance in order to smoke.
Occasionally, you encounter
the students who like to
multitask and smoke and walk
at the same time. Frequently,
looks of disgust can be seen
on some students’ faces, while
others either choose to ignore it
or don’t smell it.
With a new plan to make
Nevada a smoke-free campus
through education, we here
have to wonder: how effective
will this peer pressure be? This
is nothing new to us. We have
been told our whole lives the
dangers of smoking, right along
with sex and use of alcohol
and other narcotics. It hasn’t
stopped anyone from engaging
in any of those things, so why
should this be any different?
The beauty and tragedy of
being an adult means that
we are entitled to make these
decisions. While smokers on
campus should be courteous
to those who do not wish to
end up with the black lung,
the problems that arise with
implementing ideas such as this
need to be taken into account.
Perhaps education and
pressure to quit will work on
some people and has in the
past, but taking away the right
to smoke while at school won’t
stop people from smoking
altogether – something that is a
general goal of the plan.
If we need to address any
problem at all, let’s not forget
that alcohol kills about 88,000
people annually, according to
the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention. And yet it is
a common staple of social
gatherings. Take a look at the
revenue the country generates
from alcohol and tobacco taxes,
and then rethink a different
solution to the problem.
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Money says less about lifestyles than you’d think
eave it to National Public Radio to
teach you something you never
even knew you wanted to know.
Would you have guessed that
people who make $85,000-99,999 per
year are the most likely income bracket
to own a pet gerbil?
How about that no
income bracket
prefers cats to dogs
besides the poorest
making $10,000
or less in annual
These are just
two of the gems
of information I
garnered from the new Income Upshot
feature on, which I
heard about recently on NPR. It turns
out income isn’t always the best basis
for making decisions about others, and
this new tool shows us just that.
This new attraction is a conglomera-
tion of information from sources such
as the U.S. Census Bureau, marketing
firms and academic researchers, all
compiled to create “a data visualization
tool that tracks the relationship between
what we earn and how we live, work and
play,” according to the website.
There are some obvious conclusions
to be drawn from the data, such as
that wealthier people are more likely
to drive a nice car or own their own
home. However, there are also some
more unexpected patterns to be found,
which raise some compelling questions
about Americans and how we spend our
We put so much emphasis on money
and how much of it we are making, but
it turns out money defines us in ways
that are different than we thought.
Why is it that the least wealthy Ameri-
cans, making under $10,000 per year,
are about twice as likely to own a luxury
car than those making twice as much
money? Does this depict those living
above their means, who may be taking
out high-risk mortgages to afford nicer
cars? Perhaps not, since the data also
shows that this demographic of people
is also the most likely to be renting their
homes. Perhaps it implies that the poor
in this country feel as though they have
more to prove, or just that priorities
might need to be reconsidered. It is
worth mentioning that I somehow
fell into this category with my meager
student income when I was driving my
inherited Infinity sedan.
That being said, this income bracket
is also likely to have the shortest com-
mute to work. Maybe it wasn’t necessary
to pawn that family heirloom to put gas
in the Escalade after all.
The Income Upshot is interactive
and allows users to plug in their own
household income and zip code to see
how they size up with other Americans
in their income demographic. Ever
wanted to know if most of your financial
peers prefer beer or wine? Now is your
chance. As it turns out, no income level
preferred hard alcohol to beer or wine,
go figure.
I found that the income bracket
between $10,000 and $19,999 per year
has the highest percentage of horse
owners, while those making more
than $150,000 apparently have little
equestrian interest.
I also noticed that people who make
between $12,500 and $14,999 per year
are the most likely to be widowed, and
I couldn’t help but wonder if this is the
demographic most likely to represent
spouses of fallen American soldiers and
their families.
The final page of the interactive data
graphic offers users a chance to tour
the income demographics of some
well-known American icons, such as
Warren Buffet and Homer Simpson. I
was surprised to find out that about 10
percent of people making some absurd
tens of millions of dollars per day like
Warren Buffet actually rent homes. I was
also amused, though a little dejected, to
find out that the Simpsons are appar-
ently supposed to make more money
than my own family does. At least I can
find solace in knowing Homer Simpson
is fictional, and my own dad has 10
fingers and a human skin tone.
Though this information delineates
many of the ways in which Americans
of various income levels are different, I
was left with the feeling of how similar
we really are in the end. We may differ in
whether we invest in dog food or gerbil
pellets, but humans like to have pets
around. We may drive vastly differing
classes of cars or take more or less time
to get to work, but we drive side by side
on the same roads, in the same traffic
jams, and are all striving each day to get
that money in the bank.
It’s worth a few minutes of clicking to
see what your income level says about
you. Just remember that money does not
define you. You can be the wealthiest of
the one percent or the poorest of the 99
percent, but in the end, you make your
money and spend it how you please. It is
you that decides what gets you to slide
that dollar across the counter, and in
capitalist America, that dollar is damn
near as valuable as a vote.
Juliana Bledsoe studies journalism and
Spanish. She can be reached at jbledsoe@
f you can’t get this,” my
400-level accounting profes-
sor began, as he gestured
towards the projected
balance sheet, “there is a finance
major or an English major with
your name
on it!”
The class
erupted in
Then I held
my hand to
my heart
in mock
I’m an English major. Ouch.
I’ve never understood where
the animosity between majors
comes from. It seems so deeply
rooted in the college culture
that it’s even ingrained in the
faculty; believe me, everyone
I’ve met in the business college,
students and professors alike,
grimaces when they ask me
about my major. At this point,
I pray no one asks me in any of
my business classes. Having to
claw out of the “So you’re going
to become a teacher?” question
(or the “Then why are you in this
class?” question) is getting old.
Many of you may be thinking
that I am a whiny English major
and my experience is singular.
Not so fast, this isn’t coming
from just me (or my fellow
English majors). This major-
stereotyping doesn’t seem to
be a solitary thing. I’ve heard it
for pretty much every major on
campus (Finance: why don’t you
declare accounting and get it
over with? Engineers: please stop
patting yourselves on the back.
Philosophy: ethics is really
that big of a market? Computer
science: socially inept).
I’ve sat and tried to think
about exactly why we seem
to want to take cheap jabs at
our fellow students; is it that
we feel some insecurity in
our own major and need to
reaffirm that we are awesome,
so we put someone else down?
Maybe we’ve all just had a bad
experience with the stereotypes
associated with our major
of choice, and we want our
vengeance. All of these say to
me that we’re pretty bad at
finding self-assurance without
putting someone (or a group of
people) down.
Now, I want everyone to hold
on for just one second. What
is the point of the university
in the first place? Let me give
you a hint: higher education.
We’re all here to learn, right?
At least, that’s why I am. Why
make someone feel bad for
studying something they enjoy?
It is counter active to pretty
much everything the university
supports: diversity, ingenuity
and entrepreneurialism. If we all
studied the same thing because
it was ‘the best major,’ then the
university would be useless;
just another institution that
manufactured clones.
As my college career has
progressed, I have learned that
education isn’t the goal for a
lot of students. Most students
have had it beaten into their
heads that the only method of
getting a high-paying job is by
obtaining a degree, so pursuing
a higher education is the clear
I can’t help but feel bad that
some students think that earn-
ing a degree (even if they don’t
want one) is the only option.
Some parents, grandparents,
media and omnipresent
corporate institutions have all
insisted that the only way to be
successful is to somehow suffer
through four (yeah right!) years
of a university and the more
expensive the university, the
better. Then you earn a degree,
which must obviously turn into
a fantastic job. I could go on and
on about how a degree doesn’t
guarantee you a job (experience
and a metric ton of hard work
do), but that’s not what this is
about. This is about why we
feel so miserable that we are
resolute in taking cheap shots at
stereotypes until we feel a little
As far as a useless degree goes,
it honestly is up to the student.
You can earn your philosophy
degree and go on to create your
own company and become the
CEO. Don’t believe me? Google
Peter Thiel. Ever heard of PayPal?
The former and current CEOs
from Disney? English/theater
major and a communications
major, respectively (Michael
Eisner and Robert Iger). You can
work your ass off in calculus,
statistics and whatever other
course that kills souls, earn your
bright shiny degree, and still end
up flipping burgers for a living.
Your degree isn’t a ticket
into ‘get a good job’ land. Your
ambition and drive is. And
branching out of your own col-
lege is beneficial too; there are
a lot of opportunities to be had
by collaborating with students
from other fields. Now, instead
of being a lazy hermit, get off
your ass and go network with
students of different majors and
learn something you never knew
about their studies. You never
know if you and the art student
you’ve been bad-mouthing will
create the next Pixar Studios.
And for the love of God,
stop asking me if I’m going to
Trish Hackler studies English and
accounting. She can be reached at
OPINION A7 @TheSagebrush | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 |
urely, you have seen the
homeless people on our
campus — those who
panhandle in the park-
ing lots and rummage through
our garbage cans looking for
clables. I
see these
day, and
I wonder
how they
came to be
and why
they are
here. I have therefore been
delving into the homeless
issue of Reno, plus what our
local government is doing
about it.
In Las Vegas, where I come
from, almost every major
intersection is plagued with
the sad epidemic that is the
homeless. Downtrodden
souls walk in between cars
at red lights with their weary
faces, holding cardboard signs
and pointing to their empty
change cups with emaciated
hands. Here, in Reno, the issue
is not as prevalent but still
tragic nonetheless.
Outside of the Walgreens just
south of campus, on Virginia
Street, the parking lot is quite
frequently filled with vagrants
and prostitutes being dropped
off in between clients and
pimps –– this is where I began
my search. On September 23,
I went inside the Walgreens
and bought a bottle of water
in order to get $20 cash back.
When I walked outside, I met a
homeless man in a wheelchair
who introduced himself as
Damage, who said he was 29
years old, looked to be about 50
as we talked about his addiction
to methamphetamine. He
said he was from Phoenix and
ended up in Reno after the
most terrible series of events
that I have ever heard. His
tale involved several roadside
robberies, frequent suffering of
withdrawal due to an inability
to find a consistent supply of
drugs or alcohol and haunting
memories of his wife and son
he left to die in poverty back
He said he had been in and
out of county jails since the age
of 17 for things like robbery
and drug possession. He had
never owned his own house or
car, and had only held one job
as a janitor. The wheelchair
was a result of a severe beating
he suffered from gang mem-
bers who broke his legs for “no
reason.” He said he stole the
wheelchair from the front of a
He was completely unaware
of any state programs or
rehabilitation clinics and
expressed no will to become
anything other than what he
currently was. I asked if he
had any friends, to which he
replied, “the homeless don’t
have friends.” I asked if his
story was typical for the home-
less of Reno and he said, “we
don’t end up here after making
good decisions.”
I told Damage I had the
information I needed, and he
asked for $1 for Taco Bell. I
gave him the $20 and watched
him cry. With Damage’s story
serving as a microcosm of the
homelessness issue, I looked
to the City of Reno to see what
was being done about the
homeless and the unfathom-
able horrors they endure.
In 2006, the City of Reno,
the City of Sparks and Washoe
County collaborated in a
10-year plan called Hous-
ing for All: A plan to end
homelessness. Although made
with good intentions, the
plan notes that its efforts are
“complicated due to a lack of
funding.” Efforts to reduce
homelessness are further
complicated due to the failure
to address some of the causes
of homelessness such as drug
use, mental illness and lack of
Furthermore, there is no
discernable face to the homeless
demographic. The homeless can
be from any ethnic group and
compose various family con-
figurations. Some are stricken
with aggravating factors such as
mental or physical disability and
drug use, as noted above.
Although the efforts of
our city, Sparks and Washoe
County do not go unnoticed,
they fail to resolve the prob-
lem of homelessness. As for
me, I find the problem to be
unresolvable. Homelessness
will continue to exist regard-
less of how much money we
throw at it, because the root
causes of homelessness are
continually neglected.
So what can you do? Should
you or I do anything other than
read and write columns about
this manifestation of all things
Stay in school, find a good
job and pay your taxes. Your
local government will always
do its best to help the unfor-
tunate through social welfare
programs, but you, too, should
contribute by offering a dollar
here or a dollar there. You
may not be able to help the
homeless in the long-term,
but you can make their days a
little more tolerable by giving
them the means to their next
Roberto Sanchez studies political
science. He can be reached at
Reno homelessness and
the unresolvable damages
Major egos
interfere with
college success
Photo courtesy of AR McLin /Flickr
Because local government efforts seem to be ineffective and “complicated,” columnist Roberto Sanchez implores students to lend helping hands to
homeless people in Reno and around the UNR campus.
t occurred in the blink of
an eye, as significant events
have a habit of doing.
The event happened on
a typical Monday production
night. Walking up to the fourth
floor of the
Union to
meet my
after her
I wasn’t
much more
than a cheerful embrace.
Then it happened.
“Chris meet Chris,”
Athletic Director Doug Knuth
said, introducing me to
former professional athlete
and motivational speaker Chris
Herren in the process. Not only
had I forgotten Herren’s name
because of my sheer awe, but
Knuth also had the presence of
mind to remember my title and
give a couple of talking points
to Herren, so I wouldn’t just
be left in the dark. I eventually
went on to write a story about
Herren’s talk to the student
athletes in last week’s Sagebrush,
and I’m extremely thankful for
the opportunity to meet him.
However, the impact of that
moment didn’t stop there.
In those couple of minutes, a
light bulb went off in my head.
Not a light bulb that meant I was
any better than anyone else, but
one that said I could possibly be
in the position one day to make
someone else feel as though they
are a part of something larger
than themselves. The most
significant way that I can do this
is by making another person feel
important though remembering
the simplest of things: their
It’s an easy thing to do in
theory. Everybody has one, but
how many times at a party or
a networking event have you
forgotten someone’s name and
been embarrassed by the fact
that you couldn’t remember?
(Blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol.)
Or the even worse option of you
recalling their name, but they
can’t seem to recollect yours.
To protect against this,
there is always the option of
pretending to forget someone’s
name to protect yourself from
embarrassment, or acting as if
that person wasn’t important
enough for you to remember it.
Don’t be afraid to look at another
person’s Facebook page. If you
admire what they do (we all look
at other people’s pages, so don’t
lie), you might come across as
overeager if you know them
before they know you, but keep
in mind how flattered you would
be if your reputation preceded
you, and another person came
up to you like that in a respectful
manner. If you think they’re
great, eventually they will end
up respecting you if they are
actually worth your time.
Going the extra mile to give
that person the time of day
speaks a lot about what you
expect to get out of them and
also what kind of person you are.
Of course, none of us can give up
all our time to others, but maybe
the karmic gods will smile
upon you if you give enough of
yourself to others. Plus, it’s only
a name.
There are a couple of tricks to
remembering another person’s
name: 1) After they introduce
themselves to you, say their
name right back so you don’t
forget. 2) Attach a trait or
significant fact to that person
so you have a talking point with
them next time. 3) Repetition.
Saying that person’s name over
and over will not only help you
establish a rapport with them,
but will also make it sink into
your head in a quicker fashion.
After giving you this informa-
tion, I want to say that I am by
no means perfect when it comes
to remembering everyone’s
name. I hate when I can’t recall
someone’s name, especially if
they can remember mine; it
shows them disrespect and that
I’m not professional.
Making the effort to
remember someone’s name
can become something much
more than that. Just reaching
out that far can translate into a
new friendship or maybe even
a great job opportunity. If I’ve
learned anything from being a
part of a professional fraternity,
it’s that being a professional and
a person that others look up to
starts with a name that others
can respect. That being said,
respect starts with remember-
ing other people’s names too.
Next time you’re at a social
event, ask someone about
them; it does not always have to
be about you.
Chris Boline studies economics.
He can be reached at cboline@
What’s in a name? If you
don’t remember it, nothing
Nevada faces SDSU
in sunny San Diego
PESSIMIST SAYS: Similiar to last season’s victory against the
Wolf Pack, the Aztecs upset Nevada in a heartbreaker. The
Wolf Pack defense once again has an awful time on the field and
running back Donnel Pumphrey has a field day with the Nevada
front seven. Quinn Kaehler rips up the Wolf Pack defensive
backfield and finds a way to rack up the Aztecs’ first Mountain
West victory of the year. Brock Hekking ends up calling back the
offensive tackle’s mother crying the next day.
OUTCOME: San Diego State wins 33-24
OPTIMIST SAYS: On the wings of Cody Fajardo’s cannon arm,
the Wolf Pack emerges from the beautiful Pacific paradise of San
Diego victorious. The quarterback continues his return from injury
and connects with his favorite target Brandon Wimberly multiple
times to extend Wim’s streak. RB Don Jackson solidifies his rank
in the Nevada backfield. Finally, Brock Hekking chalks up a handful
of sacks and takes the opposing offensive tackles’s mother out to
dinner the night before and never calls her again.
OUTCOME: Nevada wins 38-20
After taking over for last year’s starter Adam Dingwell, Kaehler has
been serviceable in replacement. Since then he has been 1-1 for
the Aztecs and actually had solid efforts against Oregon State and
defeating New Mexico State on the road. High-flying quarterbacks
have pummeled the the Wolf Pack this season, but then again those
two are near the top of the Heisman Trophy rankings. While Kaehler
will not walk away with the iconic statue after the year is done, his
performance against Nevada on Friday will play a big part in whether
or not the Pack stays atop the MWC West division.
Coming off a thriller against Air Force, Wolf Pack
looks to gain revenge against the Aztecs
1. Alabama (55)
2. Oregon (5)
3. Clemson
4. Ohio State
5. Stanford
6. Georgia
7. Louisville
8. Florida State
9. Texas A&M
10. LSU
11. Oklahoma
12. UCLA
13. South Carolina
14. Miami (FL)
15. Washington
16. Northwestern
17. Baylor
18. Florida
19. Michigan
20. Texas Tech
21. Oklahoma State
22. Arizona State
23. Fresno State
24. Ole Miss
25. Maryland
Arizona State 41, Georgia Tech 30, Maryland 24,
UCF 19, Nebraska 13, Northern Illinois 9, Arizona
8, Virginia Tech 4, Michigan State 3, Missouri 2,
Navy 1, Rutgers 1
Date Opponent Time

Aug. 31 Eastern Illinois L, 40-19
Sept. 7 at Ohio State L, 42-7
Sept. 21 Oregon State L, 34-30
Sept. 28 at New Mexico State W, 26-16
Oct. 4 Nevada 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 10 at Air Force 9:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 Fresno State TBD
Nov. 2 New Mexico 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 9 at San Jose State 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 at Hawaii 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 Boise State 10:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 at UNLV TBD
Standings Conference Overall
Utah State 2-0 3-1
Wyoming 1-0 2-2
Boise State 1-1 2-2
Colorado State 0-0 1-2
New Mexico 0-1 1-3
Air Force 0-4 1-3
Benjamin Hirsch/Nevada Sagebrush
Wide receiver Brandon Wimberly makes a cut during last Saturday’s victory against Air Force. The sixth-year senior finished
the game with a career-high 15 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons.
Nevada at San Diego State
When: Friday, 6:00 p.m. PT
Where: Qualcomm Stadium,
San Diego State, Calif.
(70,561 Grass)
TV: ESPN; ESPN Radio 94.5
Season records: Nevada (3-2
overall, 2-0 MWC),
San Diego State (1-3 overall, 0-0
Series record: San Diego State
leads 3-2
The coaches: In his first season
as Nevada’s head man, Brian
Polian is entering a new era in
Nevada Athletics . He’s been
a part of the coaching staffs
at Texas A&M, Stanford and
Notre Dame. He is now 3-2 after
escaping Air Force. San Diego
State’s Rocky Long is in his third
season as coach of the Aztecs
and holds a record of 18-12 with
the team and 83-81 overall. Last
season SDSU climbed out of
Reno with a 39-38 victory. Long
was also a quarterback for New
Mexico in the 70’s.
1. Alabama (59)
2. Oregon (2)
3. Ohio State
4. Clemson (1)
5. Stanford
6. Georgia
7. Louisville
8. Florida State
9. Texas A&M
10. Oklahoma
11. LSU
12. South Carolina
13. UCLA
14. Miami (FL)
15. Northwestern
16. Baylor
17. Michigan
18. Washington
19. Florida
20. Oklahoma State
21. Fresno State
22. Texas Tech
23. Northern Illinois
24. Arizona State
25. Nebraska
Georgia Tech 47, UCF 35, Nebraska 34, Arizona
33, Northern Illinois 21, Arizona State 19, Mary-
land 11, Michigan State 8, Rutgers 5, Texas 4,
Virginia Tech 3, Missouri 2, Utah 1, Minnesota 1
San Diego State
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 @SagebrushSports |
Standings Conference Overall
Fresno State 2-0 4-0
Nevada 2-0 3-2
UNLV 1-0 3-2
San Diego State 0-0 1-3
San Jose State 0-1 1-3
Hawai’i 0-2 0-4
L: 58-20
7 p.m.
vs. Air Force
5:05 p.m.
at Fresno
at Florida State
12:30 p.m.
at Boise State
5 p.m.
vs. San Jose
vs. UC Davis
6:05 p.m.
6 p.m.
at Colorado vs. Hawai’i
5:05 p.m.
vs. UNLV
vs. BYU
12:05 p.m.
W: 36-7
L: 62-7
*2013 statistics
Nevada Category SDSU
Pass Efficiency
Total Offense
Pass Efficiency
Total Offense
Net Punting
Punt Returns
Kickoff Returns
Turnover Margin
Quinn Kaehler
D. Pumphrey
Ezell Ruffin
Nat Berhe
Nick Tenhaeff
D. Kazee
Tim Vizzi
Wes Feer
Passing yds
Rushing yds
Receiving yds
Tackles for loss
Punt return yds avg.
Player Category Avg./Game
Cody Fajardo
Kendall Brock
B. Wimberly
Three tied
Brock Hekking
Markus Smith
Joe Huber
Cody Fajardo
Player Category Avg./Game
Passing yds
Rushing yds
Receiving yds
Tackles for loss
Punt return yds avg.
*totals in parenthesis
W: 31-9 W: 45-42
By Chris Boline
Nevada had to beat two opponents last Saturday at
Mackay Stadium: the Air Force Falcons and themselves.
With a handful of penalties early on, an interception
by Tyler Stewart and an inability to stop the Air Force
rushing attack (the Falcons racked up 375 yards on the
ground), the Wolf Pack was on its heels. However, be-
hind two spirited stops by the defense (and a fair bit of
luck), Nevada pulled the victory from its place “where
the sun don’t shine”. A fair bit of thanks should also be
attributed to Cody Fajardo’s career evening (389 yards
and five total touchdowns), and also the main ben-
eficiaries of Fajardo’s efforts in wide receivers Brandon
Wimberly (134 yards) and Aaron Bradley (135).
Of course, this week is a new season for the Wolf
Pack. Nevada’s next opponent is San Diego State,
the squad that handed Nevada a heartbreaker
last season in the cold, autumn air of northern
Adam Dingwell, who became the SDSU
starting quarterback midway through last
season, has been underwhelming this
year. Dingwell started two games this
year for the Aztecs, but played poorly
by averaging 151 yards per game, no
touchdowns and five picks. He has
since been replaced by junior college
transfer Quinn Kaehler, who has been
solid since by throwing for 696 yards and
three touchdowns, but also three picks.
With the two signal callers being
jostled around, San Diego State has
struggled this season. The Aztecs
are 1-3 so far, and the wins
and losses have ranged from
disappointing to frustrat-
ing. SDSU was demolished
by collegiate powerhouse
Oh i o State, outclassed by FCS foe
Eastern Illinois and just recently escaped 0-5 New
Mexico State on the road.
Running back Donnel Pumphrey is coming off
a career game against the NMSU Aggies by rush-
ing for 167 yards and three touchdowns. After
what Air Force did to the Pack defense, this
might be a key concern for the front seven.
Senior outside linebacker Nick Ten-
haeff has excelled at the position since
his move there from the middle line-
backer position in 2011. The senior is
leading the Aztecs in tackles for loss
(6) and is also tied for the lead in
sacks. Tenhaeff also led the team
in TFL’s last season and has been
a bright spot again this year for
Cornerback Nat Berhe,
the leading tackler this
season, is another
standout for
the Aztecs. The
senior was also
named to the Jim Thorpe award watch list in the pre-
season for the nation’s best defensive back.
Despite these strong athletes, the Aztecs defense has
been chewed up this year by opposing offenses allow-
ing nearly 406 yards each game. If Nevada will look to
emerge victorious in Ron Burgundy’s home, they must
focus not only on beating SDSU, but also on not beat-
ing themselves.
Chris Boline can be reached at cboline@nevadasage-
off of their energy, and then they
were also feeding off of ours,”
Fonte said.
Quintos said she felt that play-
ing at home Friday night helped
Nevada, but in Sunday’s game that
last bit of confusion at the end cost
them the win.
“We can’t just play for 45 min-
utes of the game,” Fonte said. “We
have to keep our momentum go-
ing for the full 90 minutes.”
Fonte said the Wolf Pack’s con-
fidence versus Utah also helped
them get the win.
“We went in with a game plan to
make them feel under pressure,”
Quintos said.
Price said she felt like Utah also
struggled because they didn’t gen-
erate their offense against Nevada
as well as they could have.
Although Nevada was able
to keep Utah from scoring and
Quintos had seven saves, the
Wolf Pack’s goals didn’t come
until the last twenty minutes of
the game from midfielder Alyssa
deRonde and forward Kori Disa-
In its own self-evaluation,
Nevada has said that it has to
keep up the momentum dur-
ing the entire game, no matter
where the team plays. The Pack
has expressed that the mentality
they enter the game with, has
also affected their results.
“There’s always work to be done,
but I think we’re in a good place,”
Price said.
Nevada now stands at 3-5-3, 1-1
MW, and is Cali bound this week
to take on Fresno State and San
Jose State.
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Wide receiver Richy Turner catches an 18-yard touchdown pass from Cody Fajardo through the outstretched hands of a Falcons defender in the second quarter of Nevada’s 45-42 victory
against Air Force. Turner finished the game with six catches for 44 yards. The play before, Air Force nearly picked off Fajardo, but he connected on this round.
“(Air Force) is such a different
opponent, I felt bad for (defen-
sive line) coach Bill Teerlinck,
because he hadn’t seen this stuff
in the NFL,” Polian said. “He
was so excited to start San Diego
State because to him it’s ‘real
The win will now set Nevada
up for a national showcase this
Friday on ESPN against the
Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium.
Similar to his players, the final
score at the end of the game will
just be another “season” in the
books for the coach, and one
that he has happy with, but the
preparation has already begun
for SDSU.
“I’d rather have an emotional
win than an emotional loss,”
Polian said. “We have a short
week, we’re going on the road,
and we have to find a way to
win a conference game against
a tough opponent on a national
Fajardo echoed his coach’s
“Obviously, you want to go un-
defeated in the conference, and
the next game is the biggest one,”
Fajardo said. “We’re going to bury
this film tomorrow and focus on
San Diego State because that’s
going to be like the Super Bowl to
us. No matter who we’re playing,
that next game is going to be like
the Super Bowl to us.”
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Well, first let us get the
obvious benefit, we are not
UNLV. This means whatever
sport you play won’t have
warm-up suits that look like
they came off a Hollister
clearance rack, or as I like to
call it, Vegas suave collection.
Our male students love
when 300 pound freshmen
linemen come to house
parties with a clique of 14
and one girl to balance out
the ratio. Then, once you do
come in, stand along the wall
the entire time while every
girl comes up to you and
twerks like the whole iving
room is a Diplo concert. Do
not go to a Fraternity house
though, they are stingier with
their girls who have daddy
issues and will ask you to
leave. They don’t care who
your girlfriend is/was.
We take care of our athletes
here at Nevada. The basket-
ball team loses a game by 25,
despite the efforts of Deonte
Burton, but we’ll let you skip
the line at Rise, despite the
lack of valid identification.
And, once again, feel free to
stand against the wall the
entire time. At least you look
cool doing it.
At Nevada you do not
even need to be that good.
Benchwarmers really have all
the fun. Why prep for a game
when the Little Waldorf serves
$ 1.49 drinks every Thursday?
We need someone to show us
how to do the Dougie.
We have a family atmo-
sphere here. Go to the away
game with the “team” or go
to the Wolf Den and watch it
with the true fans.
Here at our university, we
provide the upmost quality of
Nevada sports attire for our
athletes and we encourage you
to never, ever wear anything
else. Students need to know
who you are. Volleyball
players, you wear those yoga
pants no matter if you’re going
to Journalism 101, or dancing
on a loosely built beer pong
table. Always ready for cardio
and squats. We are dedicated
to excellence.
Baseball players: your only
commitment needs to be
on the diamond. Wear your
gloves, cups and jock straps
proudly around campus.
Let’s be honest you all need
protection the way you play
the field.
I am a proponent of
athletes getting for their
services. Unfortunately,
outside of a scholarship it is
not allowed. I know how dif-
ficult it can be to get a quality
meal. So our booster program
came up with an under the
table solution. Go up to any
freshman that wants to live
vicariously through you and
ask them for DC Swipes. This
has never not worked and
may also be applied at most
food places that have the logo
silver and blue anywhere on
the front door.
Like I said, this is all pesky
rumors and comical hearsay.
The collegiate students who
play sports for the battle born
really do have to deal with a
different kind of stress outside
of the everyday students’
struggle. University athletes
are just like fraternity guys
and sorority women. For the
most part they are quality
people who just watch a lot of
Netflix and tweet about Kanye
West rants. Take what you
want from it, if you see your
favorite Wolf Pack athlete out,
congratulate them on making
it this far with their goals and
buy them a shot. Just know
they will be in the party or
club before you.
L.D. Dennis can be reached
at sports@nevadasagebrush.
the country, so now more people
Although score was not held in
the seven bouts, a good tune up
has never been an issue for these
Led by the boxing squads veter-
ans Jerrad Santos and JJ Mariano,
the team was well built from small-
est weight class to heaviest.
The people in attendance were
different than what the team usu-
ally attracts.
“Getting out there in front of the
students is a pretty big deal, since
older guys come out to watch
our matches,” said boxer Johhny
Although it may have only been
heard from one of the seven, you
know they all had to be thinking it:
you do not go six minutes without
feeling some sort of weakness
inside of you.
Facing Air Force, the Wolf Pack
ran into a familiar foe from the past.
“Us and Air Force go head to
head a lot, and we did dominate
the fight even though it was just a
series of spars,” Sloves said.
According to the boxers, it takes a
lot of guts to get in that ring day in
and day out and to make a positive
impact to those around you, which
they feel is courage and inner
strength at its finest. You do not
have to be a “heavyweight” in order
to land a hefty punch. The boxers
can be as small as five foot six, and
weigh no more than one hundred
sixty pounds.
Aguilar felt as though the team
did exceptionally well this early in
the season and that they can only
go up from here.
“We were able to shut them down
as a team,” Aguilar said. “We’re only
going to get better as the year goes
And in some cases, that is just
what you need in order to get
through a tough stretch in life.
The Nevada boxing club put a
ring in front of the student union
so that students could see them
in action. It’s now time for the
students to come out in force next
time these pugilists duke it out.
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Nevada’s Eden Bradford dodges a left jab by the Air Force opponent. The sparring match between the Wolf Pack and
Falcons also featured freed food from ASUN.
By Nicole Skow
The University of Nevada, Reno volley-
ball team dropped its first two conference
matches of the year this past week.
The Wolf Pack began conference play
this past weekend, where it took on the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas and San
Diego State University. Both teams easily
swept the Wolf Pack, sending the Pack to
a 0-2 start for the season.
Since 2001, UNLV and Nevada have
had an interesting rivalry. For the first five
years, Nevada defeated the Rebels rather
handily, but the tide turned in UNLV’s
favor in 2007. The Rebels have defeated
the Wolf Pack each and every meeting,
leading the overall record 7-5.
Nevada opened conference play on
the road against the Rebels. The Wolf
Pack stood no chance against UNLV, who
took all three sets easily to skate to a 3-0
The first set consisted of back and forth
play until UNLV took the lead and didn’t
look back. While the Pack struggled to
find the ground, the Rebels had no prob-
lem shredding Nevada’s blockers and
back line defenses. The Rebels’ hitting
only seemed to improve as their spikes
continued to touch ground before our
libero and defensive specialists could dig
the balls.
In the second and third sets, Nevada
crumbled in on itself and allowed UNLV
to dominate the court. The Pack looked
listless and lifeless as it allowed the Reb-
els to pick apart its defense. The energy
picked up a little bit in the final set, but
it was not enough as UNLV cruised to an
easy victory.
While the overall hitting percentages
were not great, junior Tessa Lea’ea hit
in double-digits, 10 to be exact, while
sophomore Sam Willoughby trailed right
behind her with nine. Senior Grace Anxo
led all Nevada players with 10 digs as
libero Kara Kasser and senior Dana Holt
both added eight.
Nevada didn’t have much time to
recover as it took on San Diego State two
days later.
Prior to the SDSU game, the Wolf Pack
went through its usual routine of looking
at scouting reports and focusing at the
game at hand, rather than dwelling on
the past.
“Before our games, we have scouting
reports,” Anxo explained. “We look at the
other teams’ tendencies, what they like to
do and what makes them comfortable,
and what puts them out of system and
work a little harder to beat us.”
From the moment the first whistle
blew, the game belonged to SDSU. It
set the tempo early on, and the Pack just
couldn’t keep up. The first set started
off even before the Aztecs reeled off six
straight points to take control. Both
teams had nine kills, but the difference
came in attacking errors, where Nevada
had eight.
While the Pack put up a bit of a fight in
the second set, the Aztecs carried the mo-
mentum over from the last set and took
the win, 25-18. In the third and final set,
the Wolf Pack appeared to have given up,
as SDSU routed the Pack to a 25-13 win.
The Aztecs led in all statistical categories,
including kills (41-25), blocks (10-4), and
digs (40-30).
Freshman Madison Morell had a big
night for the Wolf Pack as she led all hit-
ters with eight kills. Lea’ea contributed
seven, while Holt had 19 assists and 8 digs
for the night.
Despite getting swept in both games,
Morell found a silver lining in the two
losses that she feels will continue to
improve over time.
“A positive [takeaway] is as hitters we
connected with our setters a lot better,
and we are meshing a little bit more. We
just need to play with each other more
and everything will turn out great.
In preparation for the two home games
this week, Coach Lawanson commented
that practices will be extremely impor-
tant to the success of the team this week.
“We just have to be more focused in
practice” she stated. “(It’s) just a reoccur-
ring theme because you can’t play well if
you don’t practice well, and that’s what
they are learning to be better at.”
Nevada returns home on Thursday to
take on the Colorado State Rams, who
hold a perfect 12-0 record. The Pack
finishes off the home stand this coming
Saturday against the University of Wyo-
ming, who come off losing their first three
conference matches of the year.
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Wolf Pack volleyball swept in road duels
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Nevada’s Madison Thorpe (11) misses the ball in last Thursday’s match against UNLV in Las Vegas. The Wolf Pack was swept in both matches last week, one to the Rebels and the other
to San Diego State. Nevada is now behind in the Governor’s Series, 1.5 to 0.
➤ Colorado State: 12-0 @ home
✦ Coached under Tom Hilbert,
who’s in his 17th year, the Rams are
undefeated and ranked at No. 17.
➤ Wyoming: 8-7 @ home
✦ The Cowboys are adjusting to
a new head coach in Chad Callihan.
➤ San Jose State: 3-9 @ SJSU
✦ Nevada might see some equal
competition in the Spartans who are
also struggling this season under
head coach Oscar Crespo.
ne of my regrets in life is
not having fun when I was
able to play basketball
because I made it more of a
job instead of just playing the game.
In trying so hard to play perfectly,
my performance
suffered, and
my battle with
injury didn’t help
Yet, what blows
my mind and
really makes
me salute our
is that there
is even more
pressure at the college level. There’s
a spotlight from the media, your
coach can get fired based on his
or her record, plus you’re trying to
juggle college level courses. It’s not
like high school where the homework
assignments could help you balance
out those test scores. Travelling
out-of-state, sometimes even across
the country in preseason, can cause
players to miss classes and have
to play catch up later with their
Things can sometimes feel worse
for the sports that are struggling when
it comes to their win-loss record. This
was obvious in Nevada’s first showing
in the Mountain West for a majority
of the sports, especially the basketball
and volleyball teams.
In an interview with a student-
athlete from last year, the frustration
from losing so many games took away
the positive feelings that often come
with physical activity.
“This isn’t fun, this doesn’t feel
good,” I can recall this individual
saying to me during the interview.
I don’t want to speak for all of the
student-athletes, but I can see how all
of this can make the sport feel more
like a job rather than a game. In a
way, it is kind of a job because that’s
how you’re paying for your education.
Playing a sport shouldn’t feel like a
job though.
At the beginning of the season,
I tend to see more bright eyes and
anticipation from the student-
athletes. Yet, when the grind gets
going and things aren’t going your
way, the passion or the fire can
become harder to sustain. You have
mandatory practices, workouts and
games. There is no choice. You have to
do it. And even when it starts to seem
like more of an obligation, you still
go and do it because deep down you
really love it.
That love keeps you going even
when it’s not fun.
My advice: enjoy the good times,
but embrace the tough times as
well. Take in each moment of those
practices and workouts that run for
hours. Embrace those nerves before
a game or even the excitement and
rush of adrenaline during the final
minutes. Look at losses as a learning
experience and as an opportunity to
grow as a player and as a team.
You don’t know how great all of
those difficult times are until the
game is no longer there. It’s sad when
you realize that after it’s all said and
done, you experienced the sport as
more of a job.
The ability to play and be physically
active is a blessing in itself, and being
good enough to compete and perform
in college should be considered an
honor and something to be proud of.
You keep going because you love it,
but don’t forget to have fun along the
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Wolf Pack Comebacks
November 26, 2010 was a real
life Cinderella story for Nevada
when it came back from a 17
point deficit at halftime to beat
Boise 34-31 in overtime. Pack’s redshirt
freshman kicker Anthony Martinez hit
the 34-yarder in OT that sent the 30,712
people that filled Mackay Stadium into a
wild celebration.
Nevada’s comeback against
Weber State made it into
NCAA football history. In 1991,
under Chris Ault, Nevada came
back from a 35-point deficit in the third
quarter. The Wolf Pack scored the final 41
points to defeat Weber 55-49. The Pack
improved 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the Big Sky
Nevada’s win against Fresno
State in 2010 consisted of
two comebacks in one game.
The Pack trailed the Bulldogs
throughout the entire first half, but then had
two scores in 27 seconds to take the lead
into halftime. However, in the second half,
Fresno pulled ahead again, forcing the
Pack to make another comeback. Nevada
saw a 35-34 victory in Fresno.
Nevada was able to take the
win over Utah State in 1992
during the fourth quarter. Backup
quarterback Chris Vargas
passed for 388 yards and five touch downs in
the second half. The Wolf Pack took advantage
of the Aggies’ missed opportunities, and
pushed themselves in the final minutes. With
1:12 remaining, Vargas made a 28-yard pass
to Bryan Reeves to score the game-winning
In the final six minutes of
Saturday’s game versus the
Air Force, the Pack was able
to come back from a 12-point
deficit. Quarterback Cody Fajardo made a
comeback himself in this game after sitting
out on injury for two games. He helped
lead Nevada to victory, but there were also
standouts from other players such as Aaron
Bradley, Brandon Wimberly, Richy Turner and
Charles Garrett, who also contributed to the
comeback in 2010.
Same outcome, just a different
week – this is what head
coach Ruth Lawanson keeps
on seeing from her team. The
Pack is currently on a five game
losing streak. They have a 2-12
overall record and are 0-2 in the
Mountain West. It almost seems
like a repeat of last year where
the team finished 4-25 overall.
On Saturday versus the Air
Force, junior Cody Fajardo
threw for 389 yards and three
touchdowns and ran for 81
yards and two more scores,
the final one happening with
1:45 left on the clock. He
also set career highs with 38
completions, 54 attempts
and 389 yards.
Sacramento State Invite
at Sacramento State TBA Saturday
THE SKINNY: Cross Country
will travel to California this
week for the Sacramento
State Invite. In its first
event, the Nature’s Bakery
Nevada Twilight Classic,
the Wolf Pack took the top
four places. Senior Sam
Diaz, junior Demerey Kirsch,
junior Caitlin Devitt-Payne
and sophomore Emily Myers
finished first through fourth
vs. Colorado State 7 p.m. Thursday
vs. Wyoming 2 p.m. Saturday
Pack continued to struggle
in its first two games of the
Mountain West Conference
just as it has during its
tournaments this season.
Nevada travelled away to face
UNLV and San Diego State,
and in both lost 3-0 in three
straight matches. The Pack
currently holds a 2-12, 0-2
MW record – numbers that
are reflecting last year’s 4-25
finish. There were standout
performances from a few
players, but it takes the whole
team to win.
at Fresno State 7 p.m. Friday
at San Jose State 1 p.m. Sunday
THE SKINNY: The Wolf Pack
opened conference play at
home on Friday and Sunday.
Nevada saw a 2-0 victory on
Friday versus Utah State with
goals from Alyssa deRonde and
Kori Disarufino. The energy
was high during this game,
but the Pack dropped the ball
in the final minutes against
Boise. Freshman Kelli Drobney
scored the game winning goal
for The Broncos. The Pack
has been up and down, and
Nevada’s Kelsey Quintos and
Chrisalyn Fonte noted that the
team must remember to keep
its momentum throughout the
entire game in future matches
this season.
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The Nevada football team is led out onto the field last
Saturday against Air Force. The Wolf Pack made a 12-
point comeback in the last seven minutes.
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Sports columnist Alexa Ard encourages student-athletes to have fun whilst competing because when it’s time to hang up the jersey,
athletes could possibly regret treating the game more like a job.
A12 @SagebrushSports | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013
By Chris Boline
Wide receiver Brandon Wimberly summed
up last Saturday’s thriller against Air Force the
best way he could.
“I’m a little too old for (a game like that), I
was getting pretty nervous,” Wimberly said
with a chuckle.
Against the Falcons, Nevada certainly made
everyone in the stadium a little uneasy after
falling behind by 12 points with 7:44 left in
the game. However, behind masterful perfor-
mances from quarterback Cody Fajardo, the
Nevada receiving corps and a spirited effort
from the Wolf Pack defense, Nevada was able
to seal the victory. Now with an unblemished
record in the Mountain West, the Wolf Pack
will head to 1-3 San Diego State for a chance
to further cement its position as a contender
in the West division.
Fajardo’s career night was almost not meant
to be, as the quarterback was kicked in his
injured knee by an Air Force defender early in
the first half. However, he came back strong
by chipping in five total touchdowns (three
passing and two rushing), and 470 combined
yards on the ground and through the air at the
end of the contest. Wide receivers Wimberly
and Aaron Bradley both had career evenings
as well by combining for 26 catches, 269 yards
and three touchdowns and were the main
beneficiaries of Fajardo’s 54 passing attempts.
“I’m going to say a lot of prayers tonight,
that’s for sure,” Fajardo said. “It was a team
victory, it doesn’t matter what the scoreboard
is, if you win on the game-winning drive or
the defense holds them, that’s a team victory
to me.”
With Nevada trailing each drive until the
final minutes and getting whipped by Air
Force’s third-string quarterback Karson
Roberts (the sophomore ran for 161 yards and
accounted for three total scores), the offense
never lashed out at the defense.
“We’re one team and we’re trying to keep
our cool the whole time,” Bitonio said. “We
knew if they got one stop, they did, and that’s
all you can ask. We had their back the entire
While Nevada’s defense struggled against
the Air Force triple option attack, it wasn’t
nearly as bad as last season’s debacle in Colo-
rado. Of course, the Falcon’s offense was firing
on all cylinders by racking up 453 total yards,
but the first mistake for Air Force happened to
be its most significant.
With the Falcons driving with less than a
minute to play and a field goal to tie, Roberts’
pass was picked off by senior defensive back
Charles Garrett to seal the game.
With a game that took until the final minute
to put away for good, coach Polian is fine with
the outcome.
“I don’t want to hear about how you were
lucky, sometimes you need luck,” Polian said.
“There were more than a handful of times
during this game where our team could have
bagged it. Was it perfect? Not by a long shot,
but we found a way. It was a character win.”
The most senior part of the Nevada defense
— the defensive line — had a rough time with
the Falcons’s front line, but they came up big
when they needed to. Rykeem Yates had a sack
early in the game, and linebacker Jon McNeal
notched a tackle for loss on one of Air Force’s
last possessions, forcing them to punt.
The differences between San Diego State
and the Falcons will be evidenced by the
defensive line’s performance.
mpermissible benefits.” You
would be hard pressed to
view anything about college
athletics and not hear that
term nowadays.
It seems all the athletes at big
ties get
that are
upon by
rampant of free tattoos for
memorability at Ohio State, rent
being paid for athletes at USC,
Johnny Cash…I mean, Johnny
Football, getting money for
autographs, student athletes
getting cars for their perfor-
mance (Shout out to Dodge).
This is, for the most, part pesky
rumors and comical hearsay. So
it got me thinking about what
benefits our fine institution
could offer.
I mean, this is Reno, the
tailgate is game-time. We do not
have the facilities of a school
like Alabama. By facilities, I
mean Nick Saban’s daughter
and AJ McCarron’s girlfriend.
Yes, Google search both of
them. What we do hold is the
title of drunkest city in America,
and a downtown in within reach
of anyone with a fake ID.
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Cody Fajardo finishes his pre-game warmup and readies for the game against the Falcons. Despite being forced out of the game after re-aggravating his
right knee injury, the gunslinger returned to lead Nevada against Air Force. His two-yard plunge with under two minutes to go made the difference.
Nevada escapes Air Force,
tied atop the West division
Perks of
running with
the Pack
Nevada’s second MWC contest slips away at home
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Boise State’s KT Clayton (8) finds her way around Nevada’s Bobby Reilly. The Wolf Pack fell to
the Broncos 1-0 in the waning minutes of regulation. Nevada is now 1-1 in the Mountain West.
By Alexa Ard
Nevada came close to finishing its
first two games in conference play
perfectly last weekend, until the final
two minutes of Sunday’s game against
Boise State.
Goalie Kelsey Quintos, along with
the Pack defense, were able to stop the
Broncos shot attempts from going into
the net for a majority of the game. The
Broncos took a total of nine shots, and
Quintos finished with four saves. The
teams were back and forth the entire
time, which made it seem like they
were about to head into overtime with
the scoreboard still reading 0-0 near
the end of the game.
Then the clock wound down to those
last couple of minutes, and Boise State
freshman Kelli Drobney kicked the
ball from the left of the goal, soaring
diagonally into the net. There were
several players from both teams at
the net in this moment, and Quintos
barely missed the ball.
“It was a jumbled mess, but regard-
less, we should have played through
it,” Quintos said of Boise’s game win-
ning goal.
At first, there was confusion if the
goal even counted because the lead
official called a foul on the Broncos in
the Pack box, but soon after counted
the goal for Boise.
“A goal like that from the other
team in the final minutes of the game
shouldn’t happen,” said midfielder
Chrisalyn Fonte. “That kind of confu-
sion shouldn’t happen. We need to
focus and execute better.”
Head coach Melissa Price noted
that Boise performed well in pushing
its players forward and having good
control of the ball.
Nevada had the advantage of play-
ing at home in its first two conference
matches. The air was finally free of
smoke, but strong winds presented
another challenge on Sunday.
“There was a lot of wind, but Boise
had to deal with it too,” Fonte said. “So
you just have to play through stuff like
However, Nevada was able to finish
on a high note on Friday evening in
its Mountain West Conference opener
by defeating Utah State 2-0. Nevada
sustained high energy and a focused
mentality from start to finish.
Quintos, Fonte and Price all agreed
that the team could feel the energy
from the crowd and that having the
Nevada Howlers there helped pump
up the fans and create noise within
Mackay Stadium.
“You could tell that we were feeding
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Boxing club spars
in front of JCSU
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An Air Force opponent blocks Nevada’s Johnny Aguilar’s right hook in the
boxing ring set up in front of the Student Union last Friday.
By Nic Freeman
Seven boxers. Seven styles.
Seven members of the Nevada
Wolf Pack.
On a warm Friday afternoon,
the Nevada Wolf Pack took flight
against the United States Air
Force Academy. However, not
in the way you would think; set
up outside of the Joe Crowley
Student Union, the team put
up a professional sized boxing
ring that housed both the Wolf
Pack and Falcons last Friday
While it is football season here
in Reno, the boxing team is all
but going unnoticed. The Blue
Crew was also in attendance
to provide free food to the as-
sembled crowd.
They used the venue as a way
to reach out to the student body.
“It was important to get more
exposure,” said boxer Dean
Sloves. “Most people don’t know
we have one of the best teams in
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The number of plays the
Nevada offense ran. A
season-high for the Wolf
The number of touch-
downs accounted for by
Cody Fajardo last Sat-
urday in his return from
Brandon Wimberly’s
streak of games with a
catch, the longest in the
entire country.

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