DEVELOPING: CSU freshman apologizes for driving RamRide vehicle while high

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

Colorado State University freshman Karl La Borde apologized to the CSU community Tuesday night, in an interview with CTV.

La Borde was pulled over Friday morning near the intersection of College Ave and Laurel on suspicion of speeding and DUI. La Borde was driving a CSU RamRide vehicle.  After the officer approached the vehicle, he requested to search the car for marijuana, as he smelt the scent of the drug.

According to La Borde, he had smoked “…a small amount of weed” while pulled over during a break.  A self-proclaimed “recreational marijuana smoker”, La Borde believed he had not smoked enough marijuana to be considered intoxicated.

In an interview with CTV, La Borde said — I now realize that driving under the influence of marijuana is the same as driving drunk.–

La Borde admitted that he was not in the appropriate state of mind to be operating a vehicle, and he said he believed he was putting others’ lives in danger.

–I will never drive while high on marijuana, and I will take the keys out of the hands of whoever tries.–

La Borde claimed that after the arrest, he went back to his dormitory and threw away all of his drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug related items.

La Borde expressed that he was putting other people’s lives in danger, and that he was glad that he didn’t hit or kill anyone.

RamRide is a weekend program offered by the ASCSU office at CSU. The program offers safe rides home for those who may have had too much to drink. Karl La Borde did have a partner who was in the car with him.  The ‘navigator’ was not taken to jail.

DEVELOPING: CSU freshman apologizes for driving RamRide vehicle while high

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Feb 052013
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

Colorado State University freshman Karl La Borde apologized to the CSU community Tuesday night, in an interview with CTV.

La Borde was pulled over Friday morning near the intersection of College Ave and Laurel on suspicion of speeding and DUI. La Borde was driving a CSU RamRide vehicle.  After the officer approached the vehicle, he requested to search the car for marijuana, as he smelt the scent of the drug.

According to La Borde, he had smoked “…a small amount of weed” while pulled over during a break.  A self-proclaimed “recreational marijuana smoker”, La Borde believed he had not smoked enough marijuana to be considered intoxicated.

In an interview with CTV, La Borde said — I now realize that driving under the influence of marijuana is the same as driving drunk.–

La Borde admitted that he was not in the appropriate state of mind to be operating a vehicle, and he said he believed he was putting others’ lives in danger.

–I will never drive while high on marijuana, and I will take the keys out of the hands of whoever tries.–

La Borde claimed that after the arrest, he went back to his dormitory and threw away all of his drugs, drug paraphernalia, and drug related items.

La Borde expressed that he was putting other people’s lives in danger, and that he was glad that he didn’t hit or kill anyone.

RamRide is a weekend program offered by the ASCSU office at CSU. The program offers safe rides home for those who may have had too much to drink. Karl La Borde did have a partner who was in the car with him.  The ‘navigator’ was not taken to jail.

BREAKING: State law prohibits undergraduate certificates

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Jan 282013
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

UPDATE: January 28, 2013 3:30pm

Colorado State University is not currently violating State Law.  The University does not print or acknowledge the term ‘certificate’ on undergraduate transcripts. The CSU College of Business does, however, offer the following information on their website about their ‘Undergraduate Certificate Program”:

“While not an official academic program, certificates provide an additional knowledge based and enhance your resume.”

[ORIGINAL STORY]

Colorado State University Provost Rick Miranda received a statement from Ian K. Macgillivray on January 22, discussing the University’s stance on undergraduate certificates.  The University currently recognizes undergraduate certificates for students looking to maintain a ‘specialty’ in a desired field.  However, according to Colorado State Law, a ‘certificate’ is only obtainable by those in the post-graduate department.

In the letter to Miranda, Macgillivray acknowledges that CSU should recognize focuses within colleges as an ’emphasis’, rather than recognizing it as a certificate.

“…CSU faculty should not take it upon themselves to print up and essentially ‘offer’ certificates on their own. If CSU wants to indicate on transcripts or other documents that students completed an emphasis area within a baccalaureate degree, CSU should use the word ’emphasis’ or some other designation, but may not use the word ‘certificate.’”

CSU will still offer certificate programs for graduate students.  According to Miranda, those earned certificates will only be awarded through University approved course compilations.

“While CSU may not offer certificates at the undergraduate level, CSU’s statutory role and mission permits it to offer “Graduate Certificates” for a series of graduate courses taken by post- baccalaureate students (whether or not those students are concurrently matriculated in a graduate degree program). Such graduate certificates may be offered for a designated series of graduate- level courses that have been reviewed and approved through CSU’s normal curricular review processes.”

Click “Certificate” to read the full release.

Stay tuned to the networks of CTV11 and the Rocky Mountain Collegian for more updates as they are made available.

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CSU Chili Challenge; 5 days of heat

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Oct 092012
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

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Colorado State University is hosting it’s 10th annual Chili Challenge at Corbett Hall.  CTV11 Anchor Dillon Thomas went out to the challenge to see what all the hype was about.

CTV Interviews Harold & Kumar Stars

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Aug 242012
 

Author: Dillon Thomas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EmSfS8uNFM

 

John Cho and Kal Penn were on a mission today, and it wasn’t a journey to WhiteCastle.

Cho and Penn, famous for their roles in the Harold & Kumar movie franchise, were on the campus of Colorado State University Friday afternoon.  They joined volunteers of the Obama for America campaign in a rally on the lawn West of the Lori Student Center Lagoon.  A crowd gathered to hear the duo speak on their political views, the importance of being up-to-date on you politics, and getting out to vote.

 

Cho and Penn were on the campus of CSU for an hour, and later attended an event on the campus of CU Boulder

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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