Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Dec. 4, 2020 • By Olivia Lerwick One can often find this semester’s Outstanding Student, Mara Riley, in the College of Music practicing not just one, but two instruments. Originally accepted at CU Boulder for flute performance, Riley added voice performance to her studies during sophomore year and will graduate this fall with both degrees. Although Riley’s parents are not professional musicians, music was emphasized at home, and Riley was always encouraged to pursue her musical interests. It’s not surprising, then, that she would be curious about voice when she came to CU Boulder. “I had always sung in choirs and even sang the national anthem at my high school graduation although I wasn’t studying voice at the time,” Riley explains. “I started taking voice lessons with a grad student my freshman year at CU just because I liked singing, and pretty soon after I started, they told me I should consider auditioning for the voice program the next year.”Completing just one degree is an accomplishment; completing two requires twice as much work and even more support from one’s teachers.“I feel so lucky having such supportive teachers,” Riley says. “Many professors prefer that their students only study one instrument because they feel that studying a second would take away from the first, but [Professor of Flute] Christina Jennings and [Associate Professor of Voice] Jennifer Bird-Arvidsson have been so open and helpful with everything that I’ve done here, and I’m so thankful for that.”At first glance, flute and voice may seem like completely different studies, and in many ways they are. But Riley has found that they complement each other unusually well. Last year, she was able to sing the lead role of Mary Hatch in Eklund Opera’s production of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” then play principal flute for the spring opera “The Marriage of Figaro.” “I hadn’t really realized how much I loved opera until I got to be a part of those two productions,” Riley points out. “I learned so much from being able to work in two totally different parts of the operatic process. Singing Mary and playing for ‘Figaro’ will always be some of my best memories at CU.”Riley is currently auditioning for graduate schools in both voice and flute and hopes to find a program that will allow her to continue studying both. She could see herself performing professionally as both a flutist and a vocalist—possibly even within the same company or ensemble. Meanwhile, though, she has a rare six months or so to herself after graduation, something which might take a little getting used to.“I love to hike and have completed seven fourteeners, so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to take more time to get outside this next year and continue that,” she says. “It’s amazing being able to go to a school where you experience those kinds of things. I don’t know yet where I’ll end up for grad school, but I hope that I’ll have the room and support to be able to grow like I did at CU. And the mountains of course. Those would be things I would really miss.”Tags:StudentsUndergraduateVoiceWoodwinds
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreInstead of letting misfit cereal go to waste, Kellogg’s is turning their rejected cereal flakes into beer.The food company’s new “Throw Away IPA” is being brewed with 70% wheat and 30% corn flakes that were too small, big, or undercooked to make it onto supermarket shelves from their UK manufacturing locations.Additionally, 10 pence from every can sold will be donated to Fareshare, a food poverty charity. The English beer is being made by Seven Bro7hers Brewery, which has locations in Salford and Manchester. According to the beer experts, the brew tastes sweeter than the usual IPA – and it maintains the iconic golden color of its breakfast cereal ingredients.RELATED: Instead of Burying Their Competition, Fellow Brewers Rush to Save Batch for Injured Beer MakerEach Throw Away IPA brew uses roughly 132 pounds (60 kilograms) of rejected cornflakes. Since the craft brewery first teamed up with the food company to make the beer earlier in the year, Kellogg’s says that it has reduced their UK-based food waste by 12.5%.Corporate social responsibility manager for Kellogg’s UK, Kate Prince, said: “Kellogg’s is always exploring different and sustainable ways to reduce food waste in its factories. So it is great to be involved in such a fun initiative with a local supplier.“Kellogg’s is working hard to eliminate food waste in our manufacturing processes and give our consumers the wholesome products they love with minimum impact on the planet,” she added.We’ll Cheers To This! Be Sure And Share The Good News With Your Mates On Social Media – Photo by Kellogg’sAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AMHERST, OHIO – After an eight-point win last Friday over the Lakewood Rangers, the Amherst Comets looked more in tune on Friday night in their first home game of the season, beating up the Fireland Falcons 41-0.The Comets defense dominated from the start, forcing six Falcons turnovers including five interceptions of Firelands quarterback Jacob Farley, who was held to just 43 yards through the air.On offense the Comets put up a balanced attack, as sophomore Torre Weatherspoon stepped in for an injured Jonathan West and rushed for 123 yards and three scores.Comets quarterback Tyler Brezina led an efficient air attack, throwing for 180 yards and three touchdowns on 15-of-26 passing with one interception.One bright spot for the Falcons, who fall to 0-2 after a week one loss to Edison, is that they got their run game going, rushing for 136 yards on 30 carries.The effort comes after they ran for just 19 yards in their opening night 40-25 setback. Junior running back David Crawford ran for 95 yards on 13 carries for Firelands. The Comets struck in the first quarter on a fourth-down play when Brezina found wide out Ty Weatherspoon from 27 yards out with 6:34 left in the period to make it 7-0.The Amherst drive covered five plays and 24 yards after the first Falcons interception set up the Comets in great field position.Weatherspoon scored his first touchdown from three yards out after a second interception by Firelands to push the lead to 14-0 with 2:26 remaining in the first quarter.The two teams played even in the second quarter until late in the period, when the Comets struck twice to push their lead to 27-0 at half.After another Firelands turnover, this time a fumble, the Comets went 50 yards in five plays with Brezina finding junior wide out Casey Hamrick from 20 yards out to make it 20-0 after a missed extra point.The final score of the half came after the fourth Falcons turnover of the half, as Brezina hit senior receiver Kyle Ferguson from 10 yards out with 10.2 seconds left in the first half making it 27-0. The Comets went on a 12-play, 65-yard drive that took 5:04 to start the second half, using mostly the run game to extend their lead to 34-0.Weatherspoon finished the drive with a seven-yard score with 6:54 left in the third. The running clock at that point sped up the second half, as Weatherspoon ran in from four yards out with 10:18 left to wrap up the scoring at 41-0.As a team the Comets put up 349 yards of offense, 159 on the ground and 180 in the air. They also were impressive on third doing, converting 8-of-14 and 2-of-2 on fourth down. Amherst’s defense held the Falcons to 3-of-11 on third down, and overall 179 yards of offense.The Comets will be back at home for Southwestern Conference play next Friday, as they will host the Midview Middies at 7pm. Firelands will play their first home game of 2019 next Friday as they will host rival Vermilion at 7pm. Check Out Photos from Amherst’s Shutout Win of the Falcons! Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Related TopicsAmherst CometsfeaturedFireland FalconsHigh School Football
Rugby Union BY JOHN PANGKATANA The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) team went down to the French armed forces in their first match at the International Defence Rugby Competition (IDRC) on Wednesday this week in Japan. The team backed by the PNGDF Commercial Support Program has settled in well after being given an official welcome at the Amberley Air Force Base. The competition coincides with the Rugby Work Cup held every four years for all Nation Armed Forces. The competition started in Australia and Zealand in 2011 where the British Armed Forces won and then Fiji won it in 2015. Following this year’s tournament, the next one in 2023 is in France. The starting line-up: 1. Lance Corporal Marcus Stanley (HQPNGDF), 2. Lance Corporal Willie Kani (ATW), 3. Lance Corporal Micah Gori (FSB), 4. Corporal Sydney Musi (Igam), 5. Able Seaman Henry Meauri (HMPNGS Basilsk), 6. Corporal Hanley Messea (HQPNGDF), 7. Second Lieutenant Babun Kombage (V/C – Goldie), 8. Captain Jack Lush (Igam), 9. Lance Corporal Liebert Suang (FSB), 10. Abel Seaman Martin Taumu (HMPNGS Basilisk), 11. Second Lieutenant Daniel Hollie (FSB), 12. Lance Corporal Kirarock Ngaffin (C – ATW), 13. Private Junias Walok (2RPIR), 14. Lance Corporal Steward Yamambi (ATW), 15. Private Elizah Mesake (Igam). Reserves: 16 LC Elizah Davis (1RPIR), 17. Private Shane Malip (2RPIR), 18. Private Nathan Ulg (FSB), 19. Lance Corporal George Kanga (ATW), 20. Private Asi Nogi (ATW), 21. Private Texas Morgen (Igam), 22. Captain Alfred Bagasel (Goldie), 23. Able Seaman Pharmia Hannema (HMPNGS Basilisk). The seven players that sat out for the first match are: Lieutenant Afuti Moses (2RPIR), Able Seaman Posu Paul (HMPNGS Basilisk), Abel Seaman Kupun Jack (HMPNGS Basilisk) Private Yamun Augustine (Goldie), Private Murray Asorifa (2RPIR), Private Noga Manao (2RPIR), Private Siune Mokom (Goldie). Their next game is against the Georgia Armed Forces this Sunday.