The recently created CSU Forums are quickly becoming a popular
way for students to meet online and receive help with life and
On Aug. 15, James Yamamoto, a senior natural resources major and
Web designer for The National Forest Service, set up the Internet
message board www.csuforums.com to become its founder and first
member. Ever since that time the board has seen many visitors and
more than 5,300 posted responses.
Yamamoto said he was tired of all the “slummy” boards across the
“I thought it would be cool to have (forums) just for CSU,”
Within a month, the board had attracted more than 200 people, a
number that is growing daily.
“The response I got was pretty cool,” Yamamoto said. “I would
like to see at least half of the school’s population.”
Yamamoto said that the CSU Forums are “created by students,” and
that “it can be whatever they want it to be.”
CSU Forums offers forums for diverse interests; Casual talk,
evaluations of professors and landlords, sports, media and
relationship advice are among many that students may find
The forum seeks to bring students together to help each other
with life’s problems. For example, the subtitle for the “Need Help
with School?” forum reads, “Look no further, we’ve got students of
all majors and subjects.”
Other students share in the growing enthusiasm.
Charles Moore, a sophomore biology major, enjoys the camaraderie
and new ideas of the forums.
“The board for me is a great way to meet new and different
people, people that normally I’d never talk to or be friends with
because I wouldn’t have even met them,” Moore said. “It’s also a
great place to turn to for help or support in just about anything.
A ton of the people here are eager and willing to help with just
Evan Bangs, a junior public relations major and Air Force ROTC
cadet, encourages other students to use the message board, as he
has found it to be very useful.
“I think this board is going to be a great tool to help bridge
the students who are more shy and not quite as outgoing, as well as
provide the means for more networking among everyone else,” Bangs
Forum Topics Include:
Non-traditional students, freshman,
and alumni discussion
Party central and events
Rants and raves
Movies and TV
Books and Poetry
The tech lounge
Need help with school?
Ask the girls
Ask the guys
Lend a helping hand
Buy, sell, trade, deals