World AIDS Day brings disease to the light at CSU

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Bailey Constas

On a Tuesday night in Allison Hall, students gathered for an evening of “Sex and Roses”, an event put on by the RA’s to educate students on sex.

And while the event included making condom roses and focusing on safe sex, not many students said they were too familiar with the disease that more than 34 million people around the world live with everyday – AIDS.

“I’m not very educated about AIDS,” said Ryan Higaki, a sophomore and business major. “It’s something that you can get and (it’s) life changing.”

For the disease that claimed 1.8 million lives last year, according to a report by Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), awareness is key – an idea that is pushed heavily on World Aids Day, which has been taking place every year on December 1 since 1988.

“It’s got several purposes,” Regional Director of the Colorado AIDS Project Jeffrey Basinger said. “It is No. 1 dedicated to bring awareness of those that have died of the disease and is an opportunity for people to unite in the continued fight against HIV and AIDS.”

According to recent UNAIDS report, AIDS-related deaths have fallen to the lowest levels since the peak of the epidemic. In addition, nearly 50 percent of people who are eligible for antiretroviral therapy now have access to the lifesaving treatment.

This progress has led to this year being called “game changing,” according to UNAIDS.

“With biomedical scientific advancements that have been made, we now know that treatment reduces transmission by 96 percent,” Basinger said. “We also know 21 percent of people with AIDS don’t know they have it, and 50 percent of people don’t have access to care or treatment.”

“We need right now not to retreat, but to go full steam ahead with the political will, with the money, with the media and with everything else that we’ve got,” he added.

As for education and awareness about AIDS, Basinger said he believes it needs to be a very strategic and multiple armed approach.

“… We are still dealing with tremendous amounts of stigma, lack of education, lack of resources
and, bottom line, apathy,” he said.

“In the 80s and 90s, when AIDS was the No. 1 killer of all people in this country, they took great steps to get tested and educated and take action in the fight against it.” ,

These steps were taken, according to Basinger, because many people were personally involved in the experience, having lost a loved one or understood the public health implications.

“In the last 15 years, there’s been such improvement in treatment that was simultaneous with the rise of politically-based abstinence-only sex education that essentially erased HIV and AIDS from the public collective memory,” Basinger said.

“What happened was we now have a generation of younger people who didn’t get correct sexual health information,” he added.

Galen Ciscell, a sociology professor, said part of the reason AIDS is so stigmatized is because sex is, too.

“A lot of the stigma also comes from that AIDS is seen as a ‘gay disease’ and that it’s a lifestyle choice and not like cancer,” Ciscell said.

On the topic of sex education, Ciscell said that schools should broaden sexual education beyond just abstinence.

“If you tell kids to not do it, they will,” Ciscell said. “As humans, we are explorers. If you actually explain the effects both good and bad, they can make their own judgement about sex.”

In honor of World AIDS Day, a candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Durrell Center’s Red Carpet Room to honor those who have died of or are currently diagnosed with the disease.

As World AIDS day continues to promote awareness, Ciscell urged the importance of being educated.

“We need to walk into sex with eyes wide open.”

Collegian writer Bailey Constas can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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“Breaking Dawn” broke me

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Allison Sylte

It’s a tradition between me and my high school friends. Every year, when I head back to Centennial for Thanksgiving Break, we see the newest addition to the “Twilight” saga. It’s kind of weird, because none of us really like it that much, and we’re also in our 20s, which means that we kind of stand out among the hoards of preteens.

But, nevertheless, this Thanksgiving Break, once again I found myself sitting in a dark movie theater, holding a ticket stub that confirmed to me, yes, I did in fact spend $9.50 to see “Breaking Dawn Part I” on opening weekend. I’m not going to lie: it was 117 minutes of my life that I’m not getting back.

“Twilight” was pretty bad. “New Moon” was slightly better, if only because Taylor Lautner spent the whole movie shirtless. “Eclipse” might have been one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen in my life.

But “Breaking Dawn Part I” took my perception of how terrible filmmaking and writing can be and brought it to such a low level that, when I watched “All About Steve” later that week, I was positively enthralled.

Granted, it started promisingly enough. Taylor Lautner was shirtless within 30 seconds, and I got a good laugh out of watching his anguish as he dramatically dropped his wedding invitation into the mud to the “Twilight Saga’s” ever impressive soundtrack of up and coming emo artists.

But, after the 20 minute long wedding sequence where Kristen Stewart looked into Robert Pattinson’s eyes with her trademark confused facial expression, possibly the most awkward sex scene involving humans, vampires and a destroyed bed I have ever seen, and then a birthing sequence that made me want to get my tubes tied, I realized something: I am absolutely embarrassed that I spent money to see this.

After all, what lesson does the “Twilight Saga” have? That you need a man to complete you? That if you ever get pregnant, you’re going to die? That it’s worth it to forgo your friends for the sake of a boy? That if you literally only have one facial expression, you can still find success?

Maybe it’s the lonely, vitamin-D deprived Collegian staff member in me speaking, but that just doesn’t sit well with me. “Breaking Dawn,” for me anyway, is the point where the “Twilight” saga went from harmless fun to something that’s actually pretty damaging.

Hopefully, next Thanksgiving, my friends and I can find a new tradition, mainly so I don’t have to sit through Part II… but I probably will anyway.

_Content Managing Editor Allison Sylte can be reached at verve@collegian.com. _

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Elena Stonaker featured in “Dissonance/Consonance” at GNU Gallery in Old Town

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Alan Perry

This Friday, the GNU Gallery in Old Town is hosting something that’s less of an art show and more of an art experience.

Elena Stonaker, a CSU alumnus who graduated in 2009, and a group of six other artists from Denver have taken over the space and installed a plenitude of art, all centered around the concept that it takes its name from: “Dissonance/Consonance.”

It is about duality, chaos and tranquility. Featuring artists who are considered some of the best emerging artists in Colorado, such as Milton Melvin Croissant III, Matt Scobey and Mario Zoots, the show promises to be a tour de force where disparate elements combine.

In typical GNU fashion, the event on Friday will feature live music, this time played with projections from the Audio Visual Violence Club. Alphabets and Milton Melvin Croissant III will play the music and offer up a rich, digital cacophony that will counterbalance Astral Glamour’s flute-and-vocals musical musings.

But what’s going to be really interesting is the art. Elena Stonaker will have a series of murals painted onto the walls, which is a departure from her usual ink-on-paper drawings.

Both the esotericism and spirituality of her drawings have transferred extremely well to the walls, and in some ways, embody the whole theme of the show. When I went to the gallery to talk with her, only one of the murals was complete. But it was enough to carry my optimism. An interpretation of the Hindu goddess Kali is both resolutely beautiful and eerily haunting, while still retaining a mysterious, enigmatic character.

In addition to the gallery of murals, the center of the space will be dominated by a yurt that can be entered by the audience as an area to “escape” the more chaotic art. This, with exquisite and fragile-cut paper works by Brittany Gould, will provide the peaceful part of the show. On the opposite end of the spectrum, will be three video works that will offer an experience unlike the other elements of the show.

The entire show focuses on issues and concepts that are unique to our generation. Founded on a collaborative D.I.Y. aesthetic, this show is about experiencing art outside of traditional institutions. In the Information Age, more and more art is being viewed online, with the audience never interacting with either the artist or the actual art object. Many of the artists are forerunners in a new medium as well.

The moment when digital art begins to stretch out and walk on its own legs is here, and this show is an opportunity to look behind an Internet curtain at the artists pulling the levers.

It’s also an opportunity to see what Denver’s underground art scene has to offer, as many of the artists are from Rhinoceropolis, a hodgepodge art and music venue near the intersection of I-25 and I-70.

The show will be up throughout December, but this Friday will be the only chance to see it with all of the artists in attendance.
Local art columnist Alan Perry can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

What: “Dissonance/Consonance”

Who: CSU alumnus Elena Stonaker and six other artists from Denver
Where: GNU Gallery in Old Town

When: Opening night is Friday, and the show will run throughout December

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Colorado State and University of Colorado could have the same congressional district

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Andrew Carrera

Colorado State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder may have something in common in the coming weeks.

The state’s two flagship schools could share a congressperson soon. The final decision will be made after a lengthy state congressional redistricting process that happens every 10 years to reflect changes in the local population.

Democrats and Republicans have submitted maps to the state’s high courts they believe best suit the needs of the people of Colorado.

If liberals have their way, said Matt Inzeo, communications director for the Colorado Democratic Party, Fort Collins and Boulder would be placed in the same congressional district.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis would represent them both.

“We think that having the two major universities in the state lumped together really helps to drive that (the issue of higher education) home,” he said.

Inzeo asserted that members of Congress are expected to be aware of an array of issues –– like health care, transportation and foreign policy –– placing both CSU and CU-Boulder on one’s radar would increase the likelihood that they would pay attention to higher education.

“Year, after year, after year, the state legislature is having major problems finding the funding for our major universities,” he said. “We thought it was important to have a strong congressional partner to address this issue.”

Sam Starr, president of CSU’s College Democrats, agrees.

“This is a fantastic thing for any college student regardless of political affiliation,” he said. “With two universities in the same district, we comprise a larger part of the district as a whole. We are going to be a greater force when it comes to election time.”

Republicans, however, contend that the changes would put two communities together that, besides having universities, have little in common.

“The traditional agricultural interests of Larimer County have been highly represented for over 30 years,” said Ryan Call, who chairs the Colorado Republican Party. “Larimer County is ranked 10th in terms of Colorado agricultural counties by the value of the agricultural products sold by the counties … Boulder County is 29th.”

And on top of being a different community in terms of its farming interests, Call also argues that CSU and CU-Boulder have varied educational mission focuses. CSU, for example, focuses heavily on agricultural research, whereas CU-Boulder may have a bigger emphasis on the liberal arts.

He added: “We also believe that higher education interests are actually better served by having two representatives in Congress as opposed to just one” with universities in their districts.

John Straayer, a professor in CSU’s Department of Political Science, agrees in part with the idea but cautions against giving it too much credence.

“Members of Congress are important connections for the universities in terms of federal funding. Being able to push two buttons instead of one might be better,” he said. At the same time, however, “whoever represents (Fort Collins’s old district) is going to be sensitive to CSU anyway.”

But when it comes to Call’s assertion that CSU and CU-Boulder are too different to be represented well by one congressperson, Straayer disagrees.

“If you dial back about 60 years, that would be true. But these universities are not that different anymore,” he said, citing their shared status as the state’s major research institutions.

The idea that Larimer County’s farming interests wouldn’t be represented under the Democrats’ proposed changes, he said, was also moot.

“Larimer is not a purely agricultural county anymore. This is 2011-2012, this is not 1960 anymore,” Straayer said.

The CSU College Republicans could not be reached in time for comment.

Senior Reporter Andrew Carrera can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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Fort Collins police investigate spike in possible heroin overdose deaths

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Erin Udell

With the recent spike in possible drug-related deaths over the past few days, Fort Collins has been reminded of the very real and little-known problem of heroin use in northern Colorado.

According to a news release, Fort Collins police are investigating the deaths of two adult men, aged 24 and 29, who possibly overdosed on the drug on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

And while CSUPD is in charge of investigating the death of CSU freshman Sean McGowan, who was in possession of black-tar heroin when he was found in his Summit Hall dorm room Monday morning, FCPS spokeswoman Rita Davis said the Fort Collins police are aware of the case.

Currently, there is no evidence to indicate any of the cases are connected, according to the release.

According to Davis, the Larimer County Coroner’s Office has documented four heroin-related deaths this year, with the most recent three pending toxicology reports. Last year saw three heroin overdose deaths while 2009 had two.

“With three (deaths) in three days, it appears that there’s been a possible influx of heroin on the streets that we don’t know if it’s too pure or too strong,” said Greg Fairman, deputy coroner investigator for the Larimer County Coroner’s Office. “There’s always that possibility.”

While heroin overdoses aren’t as uncommon in Larimer County as one may think, Davis said, the past few days marks an unusual number of deaths, which can usually be stopped by Naloxone, or Narcan, a medicine used by paramedics to reverse the effects of an overdose.

“Basically, because of the recent deaths, we wanted to make people aware that there is a presence of heroin in Larimer County,” Davis said. “There always has been.”

News Editor Erin Udell can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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Fashion Group International puts on Colorado State’s recycled fashion show

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Courtney Riley

Balloons and window screens aren’t the typical materials used for constructing a dress.

But after her parents replaced their window screens this past summer, senior apparel production major Michelle Lehman decided to use this material to create a dress that will be featured in CSU’s recycled fashion show tonight.

“I’ve always wanted to do this fashion show, and I’ve been working on it since the start of school, basically,” she said.

CSU’s student chapter of Fashion Group International (FGI) is putting on “Cirque de Couture: The Greenest Show on Earth,” a circus-themed fashion show consisting of garments made from recycled items, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Sunset Event Center. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for general admission.

Kealy Bowers, a senior apparel merchandising major and the president of CSU’s chapter of FGI, said there are a total of 53 garments featured in the show from about 50 different designers that are mainly apparel merchandising and design majors.

There are three categories represented: a segment of garments that follows a circus theme; a general submission category of designs in which 75 percent of the outfits are made of recyclable items; and a dress for less category, including outfits pieced together from clothes at thrift stores amounting to under $30, which is the only category featuring one men’s clothing design.

“It’s a really entertaining event,” said Stacy Cowan, an officer of FGI. “The audience always really appreciates the presentation of creative designs.”

The idea of knitting balloons has always been one that has intrigued Lehman, which is where her inspiration for her dress design, falling under the circus-themed category, came from.

“I’ve always kind of wanted to knit balloons for some reason, and when I found out the theme was Cirque de Couture, I just got so excited, so my inspiration kind of expanded off the whole kitted balloons idea,” she said. “The colors look like clowns kind of.”

Half of the bodice of Lehman’s dress is made of knitted balloons, and the other half is constructed from window screen, which was derived from the iconic Batman villain Two Face.

“I wanted it to be pretty on one side and crazy on the other,” she said.

The skirt of the dress, made of window screens, is a little below the knee with a long train in the back.

“I made little rosette flowers out of the screes and sewed them together, there are probably hundreds of little flowers (that make up the skirt),” she said.

The top of the dress is strapless, and the model of Lehman’s dress will wear an unattached collar made of window screen around her neck.

In addition to balloons and window screens, Bowers said other designers have created their designs using recycled bottle caps, melted garbage bags, paper mache, film from a VHS tape, cardboard and dyed dryer sheets.

The set for the show will include cardboard figurines of elephants, a large circus tent and hoola hoops hanging from the ceiling. Free cotton candy will also be handed out to create a true circus-esque experience.

“We wanted to make it elaborate,” she said. “It’s been a lot of fun choosing the theme and bringing apparel and merchandising students together.”

For Lehman, this is the first fashion show she has featured a design in.

“I’m really excited and nervous,” she said. “I’ve seen a lot of the designs, and everyone did such a good job.”

Entertainment Editor Courtney Riley can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

What: Recycled Fashion Show: Cirque de Couture: The Greenest Show on Earth

Where: Sunset Event Center: 242 Linden Street

When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. tonight and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Cost: Students $8, general admission $10

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Colorado State students deck the halls in time for the holidays

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Kate Winkle

For freshman business major Nicolle Fagan, the green garland and paper snowflakes strewn across her room in Edwards Hall are more than just a way to get in the holiday spirit.

“(Decorating) personalizes the space,” Fagan said. “It makes it feel like a home away from home.”

And while CSU supports room personalization in the residence halls, students, like Fagan, must comply with safety and security standards enforced by Housing and Dining Services (HDS).

Decoration standards, according to the HDS website, prohibit hanging items from ceilings. The use of hanging materials such as duct tape, foam tape, nails or screws on the walls is also prohibited.

“We couldn’t hang any snowflakes from the ceiling, which was kind of disappointing,” Fagan said.

Unsafe holiday decorations have been contributors to residence hall fire damage and loss of life across the country, according to the Housing and Dining Fire Escape and Safety guidelines.

Students are only allowed to use artificial trees, and unlit candles are not permitted in the dorms at any time. Holiday lights also cannot block door or window access to the room in case of an emergency.

Residents who do not follow these guidelines are responsible for the costs of any damage to their room.

With safety regulations in place, the windows of Edwards Hall glow from the multicolored lights, as doors, covered in wrapping paper and tinsel, exude the holiday spirit.

“I like it,” said freshman business and art double major Kat Egleston, whose room boasts purple lights and winter window stickers. “Things change; it’s not the same boring dorm all year.”

Winter holidays celebrated by CSU students include Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Winter Solstice, among others.

“I pretty much respect every religious view,” Egleston said. “If they put up a Menorah I wouldn’t be offended or anything, as long as (decorations are) all equal.”

Decorations aren’t reserved for students, however.

John Malsam, Assistant Director of Residence Life, said, in an email to the Collegian, “As Housing and Dining Staff we are welcome to decorate our offices and other public spaces within the halls so long as we are inclusive of the many holiday traditions and observances that occur in the winter months.”

Winter holiday decorations can be enjoyed by all and remain for an unlimited time in the halls so long as students are safe and abide by the rules, Malsam added.

Collegian reporter Kate Winkle can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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Community Briefs 12/1/11

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Aspen Grille addition

The Aspen Grille Restaurant, located on the top floor of the Lory Student Center, is set to welcome a CSU alumnus back to campus Thursday morning.

Chef Garrett Overlee, the new Chef Instructor at the Aspen Grille, will be cooking three courses for restaurant goers, including creamy shrimp bisque, barbacoa enchiladas and a warm bread pudding. The price will be $13.45.

Overlee, who graduated from the university’s restaurant and resort management program in 2005, has worked as a sous chef at the Stone House Grill in Fort Collins and the director of catering at the Brown Palace in Denver.

For reservations call 970-491-7006.

CSU team predicts active hurricane season

The Atlantic basin is set to have above-average hurricane activity this year, as reported by the CSU hurricane forecast team. And apparently, the team’s predictions have already begun to prove themselves.

“This season was notable for having many weak tropical cyclones but only slightly above-average intense tropical cyclone activity,” said Phil Klotzbach, lead author of the forecast, in a report on the official CSU website. “We slightly underpredicted named storms and named storm days while we overpredicted more intense hurricane activity for the entire Atlantic basin and particularly for the Caribbean.”

The report, which summarizes tropical cyclone activity during this year’s season, said a mixture of warm sea surface temperatures and La Nina contributed to the unusually active season.

CSU biology professor discovers new frog species in Amazon

During a research trip to the Amazon basin, Chris Funk, an assistant professor in the biology department, found that the diversity of one-to-two inch long tree frogs was 150 to 350 percent greater than expected.

His team also found an estimated 12 new species, and, Funk said, if the results of the study prove accurate, his research could ultimately identify 1,900 new amphibian species.

“One of the greatest challenges for biodiversity conservation is a poor understanding of species diversity,” Funk said. “Although the Amazon Basin is already recognized as a global center of biodiversity, we provide new evidence that its diversity is still vastly underestimated. These species have been around for millions of years, but we’re just uncovering them now because we have new technology to do that.”

Local merchants gather their gifts

CSU students and community members alike can gather today and tomorrow in the Lory Student Center for the annual Winter Bazaar Fest.

Starting today at 8 a.m., tables will be set up near the LSC entrance displaying jewelry, scarves, sweaters, ski equipment and numerous homemade gift items.

Interested merchants can purchase a table to sell their wares –– the cost is $60 a day for non-CSU vendors and $30 a day for CSU vendors.

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Old Town Fort Collins lit up with Christmas celebrations

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Colleen McSweeney

When Harper Goff, a designer for Disneyland, showed Walt Disney a picture of the town he grew up in, Disney loved it –– so much so, he wanted the theme park’s Main Street to be modeled after it.

Goff grew up in Old Town, Fort Collins in the early 1900s.

Both Disney and Goff thought Old Town’s 1910s architecture represented the ideal, picturesque all-American town. And that’s why today, a century later, Fort Collins’ Downtown Business Association (DBA) puts so much effort into making the town shine during the holiday season.

Even though Old Town has transitioned and developed over the years, it still, according to DBA Programming and Event Director Peggy Lyle, holds the same charm that inspired Walt Disney over a century ago.

“Old Town has always had that certain bit of magic,” Lyle said. “And during the holidays, I like to have people feel that same community pride but with a little extra sparkle.”

For the past 11 years, Lyle has been in charge of the Old Town Christmas entertainment –– including carolers and Santa Claus –– and she also helps organize the holiday decoration.

And a vital part of the decorations, something that makes the town literally “sparkle,” are the thousands of lights glinting atop the trees in Old Town from early-November to mid-February.

“We like to kind of make it look like it’s snowing lights,” Lyle said. “We’re trying to make things a little less dreary and more bright during these dark, cold months.”

Every year, the Fort Collins DBA hires an outside landscaping company to put up the lights –– a process that, on average, takes four to six weeks. And as of three years ago, the lights in town have all been LED and environmentally friendly.

But the landscaping company is one of the few outside sources Lyle uses for the holiday celebrations in Old Town. As often as possible, she likes to pull from within the Fort Collins community to make Christmas come alive.

The horse-drawn carriages that gallop through Old Town every holiday season come from Colorado Carriage Company –– and the general manager Jim Rice is a fourth-generation Fort Collins resident.

Rice, who has driven one of the carriages for the past 11 years in Old Town, said he’s seen the town’s Christmas celebrations grow every year.

“I think the Downtown Business Association has done a great job promoting the events lately –– more people have been showing up for the carriage rides and ice skating rink,” Rice said.

“It’s great, since my favorite part about this job is seeing the joy on all the people’s faces during the holidays.”

Rice’s Fort Collins roots have led him to develop a strong support for local businesses, leading him and his family to almost only use Old Town businesses for holiday shopping.

“We’re big shop-local, buy-local people –– we’d like our tax money to go to support Fort Collins,” he said.

And that local support is something DBA’s Lyle says she strives for every holiday season.

“The DBA has two main goals when planning everything for the season,” she said.

“First, we want to create a memorable holiday experience for the community –– we want them to feel the holiday spirit in their city. And second, we want to help support local businesses during this critical time of the year.”

Old Town businesses during the holidays

One of the businesses that enjoys the “support local” movement during the holiday season is Old Town’s kitchen supply and specialty food store, The Cupboard.

“Having Santa, the lights and the ice skating rink really adds something to the Old Town shopping experience,” Jim Hewitt, the current owner and son of The Cupboard’s founder, said.

“You know, people are in a good mood this time of year,” he said. “Everybody just seems happy and in good spirits, you know?”

The Old Town store Ten Thousand Villages –– located right next to Lucky Joe’s –– is a fair trade retailer of “artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe” that also sees significant local support during the holiday season.

“We do half of our annual sales during the last seven weeks of the year,” said the store’s manager Wendy Poppen.

“This time of year is fantastic –– we really love it.”

Santa makes Old Town home

Nine years ago, when the DBA needed someone to start playing Santa in Old Town Square, they didn’t have to search far.

Apparently, Santa was already living in Fort Collins.

“Who knew the ‘real Santa’ was living right here all along?” said DBA’s Lyle.

The Old Town Santa, who asked to be called either “Kris” or “Nick,” has worked all around the country as the jolly old fat man –– most notably at New York City’s Macy’s.

But when he moved to Fort Collins after “leaving Mrs. Claus at the North Pole,” Santa approached the DBA about setting up his workshop in Old Town.

“They turned my workshop into a pretty little Colorado-log cabin type thing. It’s a really pretty place to work,” Santa said.

Old Town’s Santa can speak English, Spanish and American Sign Language, and he says he loves being able to speak with all the children in Fort Collins.

“I can also say ‘Merry Christmas’ in 38 languages!” he said.

Since his workshop is located in the middle of Old Town square, surrounded by local businesses, Santa said he sees how hectic things can become during the holiday season. But he wants people to remember the true spirit of the season.

“People need to remember to love one another and not get too pushy-shovey like they can during this time of year,” he said.

“During dark, cold times like these, you have to show people you care about them –– it’s those little acts of kindness that make everything about Christmas time so great”

Editorial Editor Colleen McSweeney is a junior journalism major. She can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

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Colorado State basketball holds on for last second victory over CU-Boulder

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Nov 302011
 
Authors: Kevin Lytle

The CSU men’s basketball team held on late for a 65-64 victory of CU-Boulder.

CU stole the ball late and scored to make it 64-63. Dorian Green then went down and scored for CSU to make it 65-64 with nine seconds left.

The final shot went to CU’s Nate Tomlinson. He took a contested three over Greg Smith that rimmed out.

The Rams led for most of the game, and saw their advantage grow as much as 11 in the second half, but CU came back.

CSU was able to keep the lead with help from big three’s made by Wes Eikmeier and Dorian Green. Eikmeier led the Rams with 19 points on the game.

CSU held a seven-point lead over CU at halftime, 32-25.
The Rams were carried early by Wes Eikmeier, who scored nine points in the half.

CU overcame an early deficit and took a lead when Carlon Brown hit a three-pointer. The Buffs were led by Spencer Dinwiddie who scored ## points in the half.

A late CSU run at the end of the half was capped when Dwight Smith made a steal at midcourt and took it in for a dunk that got 6,481 on their feet at Moby Arena.

Check back to Collegian.com and pick up Thursday’s Collegian for a full game story.

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