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Sustainability success at CSU

March 26, 2014

Walking through virtually every building on campus, blue recycling bins litter the hallways. These, and many more eco-friendly initiatives, are a part of CSU’s efforts toward making the university...

First year student Attie Pennybaker grabs her iPod out of the temporary lockers in the Recreation Center Tuesday. Lockers are available for rent each semester and sell out quickly.

CSU Rec Center’s high demand for lockers cannot be met

February 4, 2014

Standing outside of the rec center at 5:30 a.m. in the middle of winter can only mean one thing: waiting to reserve one of the few gym lockers available. Around 60 students waited for the doors to open...

Honors Soceity President Lauren Hartsough sit in her Biological Psychology class Thursday afternoon. Hartsough represents the 45% of students at CSU who recieve scholarships.

Financial Independence in College

January 27, 2014

Since the age of 18, CSU junior psychology major Danielle Dawes has been supporting herself financially. “I’m the first in my family to attend college and I’m also independent from my parents,"...

Dancing to end disease: CSU Dance Marathon raises more than $18,000 for Childrens Hospital

Dancing to end disease: CSU Dance Marathon raises more than $18,000 for Children’s Hospital

November 18, 2013

Bright lights, loud music, overjoyed children and the beat of 150 synchronized dancers consumed the Lory Student Center Theatre on Saturday to help those impacted by childhood illness. The CSU Dance Marathon...

Colorado State homework guidelines seen as a burden to some students

Colorado State homework guidelines seen as a burden to some students

November 12, 2013

Eat, sleep, homework, repeat. From classes, to internships, to jobs, some students find there is no time to complete the recommended time spent on homework. The university recommends two to three hours...

Drunkorexia trend hits universities

Drunkorexia trend hits universities

October 14, 2013

A new trend in weight loss amongst college students has been dubbed “Drunkorexia,” a condition that uses extreme dieting to offset alcohol calories from binge drinking. Students might not recognize...

CSU Marching Band drummers practice for their performance at the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Photo by Anne-Marie Kottenstette.

Marching with the Rams

October 8, 2013

Hearts pounding, lights beating down overhead, instruments poised and ready; it's show time. Every game day, the CSU marching band delivers an incredible performance to over 30,000 screaming fans. From...

Junior English major Alex Pinion searches through the textbooks on hold behind the front desk of the Library Sunday night. Pinion, a work study student, has been employed with the Library since her first year at CSU.

Minority of students hold work study positions

October 7, 2013

From searching for jobs, attempting to get hours while competing with other workers, or even obtaining a work study award itself, students go through a lot to get hired. Work study provides students with...

Two RamRide volunteers in the same car were pulled over on suspicion of DUI Friday morning at 2 a.m. The driver was charged with counts of speeding, driving under the influence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Drink, drank, drunk: The tales of RamRide

September 25, 2013

Anyone who has taken advantage of the program knows the purpose of RamRide –– to give students a safe ride home. Many RamRiders, however, do not experience the process as a passenger. Various clubs,...

Newly appointed RamRide Director Chelsey Green stands outside of the the programs office Sunday afternoon. One of Greens plans for RamRide is to impliment a new dispatch system which will in turn decrease wait times for users.

Q&A with RamRide Director Chelsey Green

September 11, 2013

What is the history of the RamRide program? Ram Ride was founded on Oct. 24, 2003 in ASCSU. We are now housed in off campus life as this is our first year out of ASCSU. We operate Thursday, Friday and...

Associate Senator Nicholas Goode talks in senate Wednesday night in the Computer Science building.

No flag, no problem. First Senate meeting of the year goes smoothly

September 4, 2013

The first meeting of the ASCSU Senate started a bit unconventionally. Due to the renovation of the Lory Student Center, the previous senate chambers are being updated and the group was relocated to the...


Rocky Mountain high gets a rocky start

August 26, 2013

With the passage of Amendment 64 on November 6, 2012, many Fort Collins citizens were primed and ready to break out the Cheetos and eye drops in celebration. However, both those that are in favor of and...

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