The Cobra is coming

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Aug 242012

Author: Kenneth Myers

Every year CSU throws its students a concert: the Ram Jam. Presented by ASAP, this year’s headliner, to the delight of many, is Cobra Starship.

After releasing their fourth album, “Night Shades,” the band has spent most of the year touring. The album overall received great reviews, the only major complaint being that it lacked the variety of their previous installments. Although, in its first week available to the public, it reached 50 on the Billboard 200. The single, “You Make Me Feel…” also gained Billboard’s notice, peaking at number 7 on their Hot 100.

Cobra’s style is undeniably dance music, though with a slant on the usual happy-go-lucky attitude most dance carries. The not so happy attitude of their lyrics has put the band resolutely in the realm of “alternative dance”.

Opening for Starship will be local duo, Breathe Carolina. The electronic rock of David Schmitt and Kyle Even is Colorado home grown and has been progressively gaining popularity since their creation in 2007. Their single “Blackout”, released on Sept. 20, 2011, not only peaked on charts in the U.S. but also in Canada, and, after selling 500,000 copies, became the group’s first gold certified song.

Asking around, many students were excited to get to see such a popular band for such a low price, but beyond that it seemed people saw it as a way to meet other students they might not otherwise have the opportunity to.

Specifically, as freshman Rachel Ross said, “I’m excited to get to meet people who don’t live on my floor. It’s a great way to bring students together, regardless of major or age.”

The concert is taking place on Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. (doors opening at 5) on campus at the Intramural Fields near the Rec Center. Tickets are available at the Lory Student Center’s iBox for $10 to students and $22 for the general public.

Miley Cyrus lost her bun

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Aug 232012

Author: Melanie Rose

It is official, Miley Cyrus has cut off all her hair and now she looks like Malfoy from Harry Potter. The hype over this haircut began the day she posted a picture on her twitter page of her hairdresser getting ready to snip off her famous bun.

Miley’s twitter fans responded immediately and although she received a lot of haters on her twitter feed, Miley responded with this tweet,

“Never felt more me in my whole life ❤”.

Good for you Miley! Your haircut isn’t my favorite look of yours but your confidence makes it look good.


Mileys Hair

Mileys Hair (Photo credit: Live & Let Die </3)

CSU textbook reservations

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Aug 232012

Author: Katie Spencer


Every semester the CSU bookstore offers a textbook reservation program. This program helps students ease into the beginning of the semester by minimizing the possible stress that can come along with buying books. The bookstore’s new textbook comparison web site has lowered the price of books and made the reservation program even more convenient.

UPDATE: President Obama to visit CSU, Tuesday

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Aug 232012

Author: Kari Pills

Official photographic portrait of US President...

UPDATE:  August 24, 2012 5:28pm

President Obama will arrive at the Fort Collins/Loveland airport on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 4 pm.  No time has been released yet as to when the president will take the stage at CSU.


Tickets to President Barack Obama’s campaign stop at Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Tuesday will be available at noon on Saturday at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations:

Fort Collins:

• Lory Student Center Plaza, CSU campus, 411 University Drive

• CSU Obama For America campaign offices, 1205 W Elizabeth St. and 4206 S. College Ave., Unit 109


• Obama For America campaign office, 601 E. Eisenhower Ave., Unit 18


• Obama For American campaign offices, 807 17th St., Suite G and 3050 67th Ave., Unit 101


• Obama For America campaign office, 8110 Weld County Road 13, Unit S2

[Original Story 8/23/12]

President Barack Obama will be making a stop at Colorado State University next Tuesday, confirmed by the Obama Campaign.

Details as to when, where and who is invited will be released this weekend. Sources close to the campaign say his speech will occur between 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

CTV plans bring you live coverage of the event, available both on Channel 11 and CTV will continue to follow this story as it develops.
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Student Abroad: Conscious living in New Zealand with Anna Palmer

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Aug 222012

Author: Anna Palmer

This image shows the popular Koru Flag, a prop...

This image shows the popular Koru Flag, a proposed secondary flag of New Zealand designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1983. It is based on the Koru, an iconic symbol of New Zealand flora. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Koru is a Maori spiritual symbol meaning new life, creativity, personal growth and new beginnings. This New Zealand fern plant represents the unfolding of new life, a subtle reminder that everything is reborn and continues. It represents renewal and hope for the future.

The Koru is not only symbolic of this journey I am embarking on, but of the life I have left behind. Standing on the precipice, I left behind my family and friends as the fate of my home stood on the brink of disaster. The Waldo Canyon fire swept through the foothills at a pace so rapid I am grateful for the life it did spare…the life of my family and friends. The flames charged down the foothills behind my home, urging us to leave behind the majority of our material possessions. I will never forget the image of the massive flames flickering in the rearview mirror as we drove away looking back on what would be the last view of our home and life as we knew it. The fire took away my home, leaving behind only rubble and ash. The destruction this fire evoked will not be forgotten for many years to come. The hiking trails I grew so accustomed to and maybe even took advantage of are now gone and exist only in my memory of life before the fire.

Tech Talk: Introduction

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Aug 212012

Author: Chase Baker

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28:  A participant ...

(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

I’m Chase Baker. I’m entering my final semester at CSU studying journalism and technical communication. My focus area is computer-mediated communication where I work with graphic design, photography, web design, and other means of digital communication. I grew up in rural north eastern Colorado on a farm but at some point I got very interested in technology and the influence it has on our lives. My column will be tech-related and will hopefully serve to provide relevant, up-to-date information about what is going on in the fast moving world of technology. 

Too School for Cool: Let the Fun Begin

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Aug 202012

Author: Allison LeCain

A Kranz (wreath) of Kölsch beer.

A Kranz (wreath) of Kölsch beer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi there! I’m Allison LeCain. I’m very excited to be coming at you with a college humor column this year,
but before you begin to enjoy them I thought I’d tell you some tid-bits about myself. I’ve been writing
for College Avenue since I was a freshman, which has pretty much made writing my life. I’m a senior
journalism major with a business administration minor. When I’m not writing or in class, I enjoy drinking
beer, roasting marshmallows, and spending time with my crazy roommates, (you’ll hear a lot about
them, just wait). Throughout the year I’ll be opening up about a range of topics that hopefully all of you
can relate to. For best results, sit in a comfy chair and wear a fluffy hat while reading all my columns.

CSU students give their opinion on the rising cost of textbooks

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Aug 202012

Author: Wayne Stafford

In light of the recently filed lawsuit between three of the largest textbook publishing companies in the nation; Pearson Education, Cengage Learning and MacMillan Higher Education; and, a textbook file-shearing website, CTV decided to ask students about what they think about the rising cost of textbooks and what alternatives they take to avoid spending the big bucks.  CTV also had a chance to sit down with the director of the CSU Bookstore, John Parry, asking him his opinion of the issue and where he stands on the debate between copyrightable information and public information.  CTV reporter Wayne Stafford has the story.

The Continuum: Meet Kenny Myers

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Aug 192012

Author: Kenneth Myers

The Las Vegas Strip, where entertainment is king

A  less than wise man once told me,

“Nothing is on a continuum anymore, it’s all either crap or transcendence.”

I wish that were true. Nothing would make reviewing books, movies and music easier. But you’re hard pressed to find a critic that acknowledges that nothing is all good and even less is all bad. That said, let me kindly introduce myself, I’m Kenny Myers and it’s going to be my pleasure to present you with as much of the good and the bad of cinema, literature and music as it’s released.

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