Traditions strengthen an institution.
Traditions like Cans Around the Oval, T’BGLAD Week, the Homecoming Parade, Pre-Vet Club, Women’s Volleyball, RAM Welcome and the Men’s Project, just to name a few.
Challenges allow students to learn the meaning of teamwork, experience the opportunity for goal setting and personal growth, and discover the agony of defeat and sweetness of success. Why focus on making fun of other institutions in an effort to make ourselves feel stronger? Wouldn’t it be more productive to improve our own self-worth?
If you are proud to be a CSU Ram, volunteer with your friends, learn more about your fellow students, excel in your academic studies, cheer for the athletes who represent the university and, overall, challenge yourself to be a productive member of the community.
Isn’t it more appropriate to focus on the positive within us rather than seeking out the negative in others? Sports aren’t always nice, and neither is life. But I believe most individuals would rather win a game, meet a goal or ace a test because they prepared, work hard and performed well, not because the competition was less than stellar.
Remember, pride is a result of high self-respect and self-esteem, not the lack thereof in others. Let’s focus on ourselves and make this year the best CSU has ever seen.
Residence Director & Alumna