Shandra Jordan, editor in chief
Kyle Endres, campus editor
Danny Byers, special sections editor
Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor
How many traditions can you name that CSU has? Painting of the
“A,” Green and Gold Week, Homecoming?
These traditions are pale compared to the traditions other
colleges have. Cornell has Skip Day; Indiana University has the
Little 500 Bike Race. Here, hardly any students participate or know
about traditions. Few students take part in painting the “A,” our
Green and Gold Week has been reduced to Green and Gold Days and say
goodbye to camping out for CU-CSU tickets since the next two games
will take place in Boulder.
Back in the heyday of traditions at CSU, College Days took
place. A three-day feast of drinking, music, love and fun took
place on campus where any student who took part in it could not
forget. But during the mid ’80s, that tradition, along with other
Have we gotten too politically correct for traditions to thrive?
Back in the 1950s, freshman had to wear beanies and recite the
fight song at the demand of upperclassmen. Traditions such as that
wouldn’t fly today (or College Days as they were depicted in
yearbooks) but we don’t think it’s too much to ask for traditions
that reinforce school pride and unite us as a community. Also to
blame is the abuse of traditions. We wouldn’t be able to camp out
for the Rock Mountain Showdown – if there is a showdown after the
stint in Boulder – because of students leaving behind kegs and
sofas and sexually assaulting women.
Despite the change in times and the abuse, there is a lot of
room for tradition at CSU. The Associated Students of CSU recently
held a meeting to discuss how to improve traditions. It is a
two-way street: CSU can provide traditions, but students have to
participate in them in order to make them traditions.