RamRide: why you should volunteer

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Oct 032012
 

Author: Jillian Sheehan

If you need community service or a fun night with a friend, sign up for RamRide! It is a safe, non-judgmental ride home on weekends through the school year Thursday through Saturday. You can be a part of the successful program that has given over 150,000 rides since opening in 2003.

The CSU Ram

The CSU Ram (Photo credit: jimmywayne)

Why you should participate in this program:

  • You get to give rides to awesome people! (especially on Halloween weekend)
  • The cars are nice
  • You learn the city of Fort Collins
  • You can get paid for participating
  • You get about 7 hours of community service in a night
  • You get a FREE dinner

Do not forget about RamRide Return.  You can volunteer to give rides from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Once you decide to volunteer, make it fun! You can make your car a candy cab where you give candy to the passengers for answering correct trivia questions.

To sign up, go to the RamRide website.

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Corn mazes in Fort Collins

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Oct 032012
 

Author: Jillian Sheehan

Corn Maze

Corn Maze (Photo credit: vkareh)

There are many Corn mazes in the Fort Collins area and it can be overwhelming when trying to decide which one to go to this fall! I have gathered the prices, activities, and locations of the corn mazes in the area so you can decide the best fit for you.

Northern Colorado Corn Maze:

  • 2318 S. County Road 5 (Main St) in Fort Collins, CO
  • Admission for students:
    • Daytime: $10
    •  Night: $16
  • Hours
    •  Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight
    •  Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Activities:

Corn maze with haunted maze after dark, pumpkin patch, seasonal decorations, inflatable jumping castles, petting zoo, corn chuckers, car races, and catapult.

  •  October 12th is College night!

 The Farm

  • 7755 Greenstone Trail, Fort Collins CO, 80525
  • Admission for Students:
    • Day: $10
    • Night:
      • Haunted maze: $17
      • Haunted Hay ride: $12
      • Combo: $25
  •   Hours:
    • Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Monday-Wednesday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Thursday  3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 3 p.n. to 11p.m.
    • ***the times change depending on the week. Please check the site to make sure the times are correct.
  • Activities:

3 corn mazes including Haunted after dark,  pumpkin patch, hay rides including haunted hay ride, “hayground,”Bonfire, and food.

Fritzler Corn Maze

  •  20861 County Road 33, La Salle, CO 80645
  • Admission for students:
    •  Non-scary: $13
    • Scary: $20
  •  Hours
    • Friday 5p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
    • Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday-Thursday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Activities:

maze including haunted maze, Zombie paint ball adventure, helicopter rides, jumping pillow, “Verti-Scope & 3D activity,” hay climb, spider web, slide mountain, pumpkin patch

Harvest Farm Fall festival 

  • 4240 East County Road 66, Wellington, CO 80549
  • Admission for students: $15
  • Hours
    •  Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
    • Saturday 10 .a.m. to 9 p.m. 
    • Sunday noon to 7 p.m.
  •  Activities:

Corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, corn cannons, hay ride, children’s playground, pumpkin smash, hay bale maze/ jump, roping steers, barrel train, campfire, food, duck and pig races, goat city, pumpkin blasters, tricycle races.

 

 

 

 

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Dressing for an interview

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Oct 032012
 

Author: Jillian Sheehan

Suited

Suited (Photo credit: Hallenser)

 

When dressing for an  interview, it is important to know what is appropriate to wear and what will cost you the job. There are a few steps you can take to ensure you look professional for your interview.

 

1. Avoid jeans and a T-shirt. Chances are, almost every other person in the interview dressed up more than you did and you look like the under dressed one. It is because you are.

 

2. Do not show too much skin. Think about the messages you are trying to send to a prospective employer. Ladies, do not wear a revealing shirt or short skirt. Men, wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants. If you have to question whether or not it is too much, do not wear it.

 

3. Stick to the classics. If you are thinking about wearing your new hot-pink pants and tank top, think again. Be considerate of the message you are trying to send and make sure you dress in a way that conveys that message.

 

4.  Be Clean. Do not show up with messy hair and a foul odor (Do not load up on perfume either). It is also important to make sure your clothes are not wrinkled, stained, or ripped. Ladies, make sure you do not have old nail polish on your nails. An employer who shakes your hand might feel offended and uncomfortable because it seems dirty. For more on cleanliness in interviews, check out this site.

 

 

As much as we might dislike this idea, first impressions do matter. This does not mean, however, that you have to change who you are. Just be yourself and be confident. After all, the interview process gets you one step closer to having your dream job. Good luck!

 

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Where to get coffee at CSU

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Oct 032012
 

Author: Jillian Sheehan

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With all of the coffee choices on campus, how do you know which is the best for you? I took it upon myself to gather information about the coffee selection, hours of operation, and forms of payment from four different coffee locations on campus.

Hours of Operation:

Morgan’s Grind (located in the library)
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30a.m. to 10p.m.,
  • Friday 7:30a.m. to 2p.m.,
  • Sunday 1p.m. to 10p.m.
Sweet Sinsations (LSC)
  • Monday-Friday 7a.m. to 5p.m.,
  •  Saturday 10a.m. to 4p.m.,
  • Sunday11:30a.m. to 4p.m.
Sweet Temptations (Behavioral Science)
  • Monday-Thursday 7a.m. to 6p.m.
  • Friday 7a.m. to 2p.m.
Cam’s Lobby Shop(CSU Transit Center LSC)
  • Monday-Friday 7a.m. to 9p.m.,
  • Saturday 10a.m. to 3p.m.,
  • Sunday 11a.m. to 3p.m.

Prices for a small regular coffee:

  • Morgan’s Grind: $1.17
  • Sweet Sinsations: $1.10
  • Sweet Temptations: $1.10
  • Cam’s Lobby Shop: $1.49

Prices for a small specialty drink:

  • Morgan’s Grind: $2.59
  • Sweet Sinsations: $3.25
  • Sweet Temptations: $3.25
  • Cam’s Lobby Shop: $1.49, refills are $1.09

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Morgan’s Grind: cash, RamCash, card
  • Sweet Sinsations: cash or RamCash
  • Sweet Temptations:  cash, RamCash, check
  • Cam’s Lobby Shop: cash, RamCash, card

Even though Cam’s Lobby Shop has the most expensive regular cup of coffee, the store allows you to make your own “specialty drink” with their selection of syrups and cappuccinos, which do not cost more. In a survey of CSU students, 50 percent are most likely to go to Morgan’s Grind, 23 percent go to Sweet Sinsations, 14 percent prefer Sweet Temptations, no one answered Cam’s Lobby Shop, 5 percent answered “other,” and 9 percent said they did not drink coffee.

 Sources:

http://lib.colostate.edu/about/maps/first/morgans-grind-cafe

http://www.sc.colostate.edu/sweets.aspx

http://www.sc.colostate.edu/cams-lobby-shop.aspx

http://www.sc.colostate.edu/sweet-temptations.aspx

 

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