CSU Rugby beats CU in a Nail Biter

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Apr 152013
 

Author: Ryan Hillman

 

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This past weekend the CSU rugby team looked to stay undefeated at home against CU and they kept it rollin. CU made it a good game though as it was tied with minutes remaining but Rams senior Ryan Walker saved the day and converted from 40 yards out. Rams compete in D1 playoffs this weekend.

 

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Souled Out: The art of snow sports

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Oct 262012
 

Author: Cassandra Whelihan

Emerging in the 60s, snowboarding has since gained global recognition as one of the top soul sports. Tom Sims, Jake Burton and Chuck Barfoot, to name a few, are the original brains behind the art of “shredding the rad.”

Personally, I cannot recall the exact date it occurred; my childhood is a blur of snow-covered memories.

Aside from the obvious reasons, there is something truly rejuvenating about spending days at a time outside in the bitter cold. A sparked vitality and awakened soul are just a few of the side effects likely to emerge from a blue-bird day.  Nonetheless, there’s more than meets the eye for this glorious passion.

Snowboarding is all-encompassing: The natural beauty, the people you encounter, the trails you blaze, the laughter, passion, the freedom of expression and style, like-minded souls, hilarious wipe-outs, random chairlift conversations, the young and the old, all coming together.

I have met some of the most inspiring and bad-ass people while on the mountainside. From an old man who used to wrestle crocodiles to an eighty year-old woman who told me, “I’ll be damned if my grandkids think they’re going to out ski me!” People from all walks of life who concur on one thing: the art of snow sports.

My inner snow goddess simply cannot get enough of rocketing down powder drenched mountainsides.

Every ski day is an unknown adventure waiting to be explored. Every person you encounter has a story. Every trail you ride has a message.

A wise man once said, “Many people attach snowboards to their feet, but very few attach them to their soul.”  I am one of the few, the proud, the soul rider.

Visionary Tom Sims life is highlighted by ESPN: He was a visionary and pioneer for this industry. A truly influential mind for snowboarding and skateboarding. Rest in Peace.

Too School for Cool: Penny skateboards hit the streets

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Oct 192012
 

Author: Allison LeCain

Bruises with Penny Board

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I see a student almost getting run-over by a skateboarder on a regular basis around campus, but lately the skateboarders have looked less threatening and more affable.

A not-so-new type of skateboard, the Penny board, has come back to life from the 70s. These skateboards are only 22 to 27 inches long and are made out of plastic, unlike your typical 43 inch wooden longboard.

Penny boards come in every neon color imaginable and are only four inches wide, fitting perfectly in any skater dude’s backpack. You know what that means – no tripping over longboards that are leaning up against your classroom wall!

While these skateboards look adorable and vibrant, they may not have a very manly effect on the boarder.  I’ve never heard a guy yell out, “Sweet hot pink wheels, bro!”

Too be honest, I’m not a huge fan of skater guys, so this possible flaw in color choice may be lost on me. The only true use I see for a skateboard is to sit on it and roll down a hill, but my butt probably won’t fit on a Penny board anyway.

These intensely colorful retro mini boards may be a scheme to get more girls into the skater market, but I’ll stick with my single-speed bicycle from the 80s. Hopefully now, when skate boarders do run over pedestrians on campus, there will at least be less damage due to the size and structure of the skateboard.