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Jun 122007

It’s summer on the CSU campus.

Birds are chirping, the squirrels are panhandling and the lagoon is full – finally.

Incoming Rams are being herded around campus, taking in the summer air and all CSU has to offer. Minus the occasional load of frosh, it’s quieter on campus. It’s quiet because when the sun is shining and nature beckons, going to school is lame-sauce.

But chances are if you’re reading this, you’re in class or working on campus.

While the rest of world dives into summer vacations, road trips, picnics and 4×4 excursions, you are taking notes or shredding documents.

This doesn’t bother you, though, as you’re the ambitious type. You volunteered to spend your summer indoors, learning. Although getting ahead or catching up on credits is never a bad idea, missing out on summer in colorful Colorado is, to say the least, blasphemous.

Go outside. Play. Check out Old Town Fort Collins. Go rock climbing at Horsetooth. It’s worth it, we promise.

In the wise words of the rock band Aerosmith, “life’s a journey, not a destination.” They’re rock stars, so you know it’s good advice.

I know it’s hard to believe, but even the staff of your beloved student newspaper takes it easy from time to time.

Sure, you can sit in class, reading the Collegian with hopes of escaping the monotony of Powerpoint slides and the incessant squeaking of CSU’s outdated desks and chairs. That’s life, but wouldn’t you rather go tubing in the Cache la Poudre or go squirrel hunting in the Oval?

Squirrel hunting – that’s always a good time.

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