produced by the students of
Colorado State University
In a recent interview, Dr. Tony Frank discussed the “State of the University”. Among the issues discussed by Dr. Frank were the school budget and the proposed on-campus stadium. To those points I felt there were several facts which needed to be clarified.
We’re running... READ MORE
Colorado State University research doesn’t always get its time in the limelight. We want to bring the spotlight to scientific research in particular. Some students may not realize that for many professors, teaching is only part of the job. Research is a huge part of this University, in particular the lives... READ MORE
During the time that I spent training and serving as a Ram Welcome Leader for the incoming first-year students, I had the opportunity to connect with and work alongside students who are members of various Colorado State organizations. Among those were many students affiliated with Fraternity and Sorority Life... READ MORE
As the summer draws to an end, I find myself, as we all do, restless for the new school year. There’s something particularly intoxicating about it to me. New faces arrive, old friends return and the campus is illuminated with a fresh sense of possibility that just can’t be... READ MORE
In politics, everybody is free to choose his friends and allies. Foreign policy isn’t always that simple, but there are choices every country makes. The United States made a strong choice two weeks ago.
Triggered by the threat of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the militant group which... READ MORE
Construction is a necessity for keeping campus up-to-date, safe and beautiful. But, we need more communication between the administration and the students about how to navigate all the construction around campus. While updates about the LSC have been frequent, the Eddy building adjustments have not been communicated well to students... READ MORE
Let me paint a picture for you.
Joe Blow goes to college and realizes that life isn’t free anymore. He’s temporarily overwhelmed with worry when he sees the thousands of dollars in housing and dining expenses, and textbook fees he needs to pay this semester alone. Joe certainly doesn’t have... READ MORE
Too often, discussions of substantial issues are watered down with unrestrained passions and egotism. In our rush to be heard, often with the best of intentions, we shout loud and hope that people will listen, filling the room with noise. Too much noise, and the quieter voices with powerful... READ MORE
That yearly ritual is upon us once again: the first day of school. Supplies and textbooks purchased, schedules sorted out, first-day-of-school pictures taken and texted to family to prove we survived the summer.
Summer for me meant three months away from Colorado State University, but it’s like I’d never left. That... READ MORE
If you’ve been on social media lately, you probably have been bombarded with videos of your friends, family and coworkers dumping buckets of ice over their heads in support of the fundraising effort to find a cure to ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
In just three short weeks, the fundraising campaign has raised... READ MORE
In the sweltering summer months in Colorado, in the waters left by river overflow or the fetid outflow areas in the croplands, mosquitoes hatch, grow, propagate and die, the standard circle-of-life deal. Which would be fine, if the mosquito populations were not vectors for disease, including ancient scourges like... READ MORE
Consumers are in for a change at the checkout next spring thanks to city leadership. Last week, Fort Collins City Council members passed a measure that will impose a fee on disposable bags used at retail stores. This law was passed with the intent that the five-cent-per-bag fee will encourage... READ MORE
Illegal immigrants waste our money, deplete our system, spread disease and crime — these were all accusations made earlier this summer against three buses full of undocumented child immigrants from Central America in Murrieta, California. Holding signs that read “Return to Sender” and “Illegals Out,” protestors blocked the roadway... READ MORE
When I started college, I thought the seniors had it all figured out. They walked to class with such confidence and gusto, maybe a hint of exhaustion, but it seemed like a badge of honor.
As a senior now, the confident stride and dark cycles under the eyes are a reality. The... READ MORE
One trillion dollars. We’ve heard the statistic and the conventional wisdom: Student loan debt, driven by recklessly out-of-control tuition, will stifle our economic future.
On the surface, it rings true. But as a scientist, I have a... READ MORE
Freshman students typically are not old enough to drink yet, but partying is an aspect of college life that many students tend to be really excited about, whether they decide to drink or not.
At this point in your life, you have probably already endured many discussions about how to... READ MORE
It’s undeniable that Fort Collins is a great place to live.
It’s just big enough to feel hip and happening but just small enough to feel quirky and unique. Did I mention the multitude of local restaurants, craft breweries and community-based events?
Living in a city like Fort... READ MORE
You always heard high school would be the best years of your life. Four years later, we now hear idealizations of the college experience.John Belushi is shocked by the truth.
Just about every college movie depicts college as a crazy time with liquor galore and toga parties. Sorry, John Belushi. This isn’t... READ MORE
When you find yourself living in a college town, the traditional rules and definitions of what constitutes a family change.
Growing up, my family was always really close. Because of that, my two older brothers and I learned the importance of being there for each other and accepting each other unconditionally.
Until... READ MORE