â€œHave you ever gotten wood from your own toothpick stuck in your teeth and then needed to use another toothpick to get the wood out? I have.â€
This statement, submitted in January 2006 by a CSU student, marked the first in a long line of rants and raves for RamTalk, a popular section in the Collegian.
And this Friday, with more than five years and thousands of submissions under its belt, Ram Talk will enter new territory â€” book territory.
Simply titled, â€œRam Talk,â€ the book, which was released by the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation, features more than 200 submissions from the 2010-11 school year.
â€œI thought it was a really good idea because RamTalk is an important element of the paper,â€ said Michael Humphrey, adviser for the Collegian. â€œIt was also an opportunity for us to raise funds to send students to educational and developmental conferences so they can become better journalists.â€
Hard copies of the books are on sale for $10, while supplies last, at the front desk of the Student Media Office. Order forms will also be available.
The book is also for sale on Amazon.com for $10 for a hard copy or $7.99 for the Kindle version.
Aside from fundraising, the book serves as a chance for Design Editor and Copy Chief Alexandra Sieh, who compiled and designed â€œRamTalk,â€ to leave her stamp on CSU and the Collegian.
â€œBeing the â€˜RamTalk girlâ€™ has been really interesting,â€ Sieh said. â€œIâ€™ve been called so many things from a feminist to a woman hater, from a liberal to a conservative. This project was a way to take RamTalk a step further.â€
After six weeks of hard work, the book is available today.
â€œAlex has just done a tremendous job with this project,â€ said Collegian Editor in Chief Madeline Novey. â€œThis, to me, kind of represents a culmination of her career here. Itâ€™s her lasting mark along with dozens of others.â€
â€œRamTalk is our culture on campus,â€ Novey added. â€œItâ€™s what people know us for, and itâ€™s what gets people to open our paper.â€
Senior Reporter Erin Udell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. “”: http://bit.ly/ramtalkbook
Pick up your copy today
- Hard copies of the book will be for sale for $10, while supplies last, at the front desk of the Student Media Office. Order forms will also be available.
- The book is also be available to order in hard copy for $10 or Kindle version for $7.99 on www.Amazon.com.
- You can also pick a copy by heading “here”: http://bit.ly/ramtalkbook