CTV Live Halloween Special

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Oct 312012

Author: Katie Spencer


CTV was out on the plaza for a live Halloween special. Anchors Ryan Greene and Kirsten Swanson in introduced many stories including a haunted Fort Collins tour and a haunted corn maze involving a go-pro. Tom Mullen joined them to talk about the scariest movies of the season and Lena Howland was on the show to discuss how the CSU chemistry department provided safe and fun Halloween activities. Melanie Rose and Sophie Vukovich talked last minute creative pumpkin carving tips also. And Bri Silletti turned Kari Pills into a zombie.

Best of CSU: Pizza Casbah serving up delicious slices

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Oct 312012

Author: Hannah Woolums

The ordering counter at Pizza Casbah, located on Laurel Street just east of campus. Photo by Logan Martinez.

The locally owned restaurant Pizza Casbah is not a new name as a winner of the Best of CSU. Their prime location, deals, and  unique New York style pizza has helped them gain their popularity.

Pizza Casbah won this same award from 2003 through 2009, and since then have been making improvements to their restaurant to reclaim their title.

“In the last few years we have been doing everything to make sure our pizza is good, but also consistent,” said Steve Hickey, general manager at Pizza Casbah. ” We have also increased our drink menu and our tea and draft items responding to feedback from the public.”

A major factor that sets this New York style pizzeria apart from the others is that it is locally owned and the owner himself grew up in Fort Collins. Along with being local, they are able to have better products as compared to corporate restaurants.

“Something that sets us apart is that we are locally owned and operated, and the owner has lived here his whole life. We do compete with the big guys, and we try not to compete with the other local guys,” Hickey said. “Our product quality is also going to be better than the ones found in corporate places. Let’s say we are going to have better cheese, fresher dough, fresh hand chopped ingredients. We cook all of our meats here each day, and little things like that go a long way.”

What makes Pizza Casbah different is that they also have the advantage of being settled in a prime location. They are close to old town, which enables them to reach out to the whole town. Their easy going and hardworking staff also attract a lot of attention.

Pizza Casbah’s front window, displaying their accomplishment of being featured on the Food Network. Photo by Logan Martinez.

“Our location could not be any better, in between old town and CSU, we get the whole town. We like to have fun around here, and our employees to have fun,” Hickey said. “When people come in here and eat, and they see a staff that enjoys themselves and that is still able to turn out quality product every day, I think that’s one way to make folks want to come back.”

For sophomore communications major Jessi Follett, the title of Best of CSU is rightfully deserved due to their debut on The Food Network and their great flavors.

“What I think makes them unique from other places is that they have really good flavor and nice crust,” said Follett. “It is a memorable place because it feels special since it has been on the Food Network.”

With their eighth winning of the Best of CSU, Pizza Casbah has made many improvements to set themselves apart from other local and corporate chains. They work hard to listen and take into consideration the feedback from their customers and help them get deals along with great food that keeps them coming back for more.

RamRise: Morning Weather Update 10/31

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Oct 312012

Author: Ashley Wallinger


Your Halloween is looking warmer than usual, with highs getting up into the upper 60s by the afternoon. Make sure to dress warmly in the morning and at night as it will get much cooler. Expect sunny skies and light winds throughout the day.

CSU students safely escape Hurricane Sandy

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Oct 302012

Author: ilanigan

Micheal Hanson and his girlfriend Morgan were caught in New York’s Hurricane Sandy. The good news is that both are fine and dandy. They are catching a flight back to Colorado tonight. Speaking of safety, Larimer county police are holding DUI sobriety check points around fort collins for the Halloween holiday to help stop drunk driving. There will be a live Halloween show tomorrow at noon, so come to the plaza in costume! As for election there are only 7 days left. CSU reporter Sean Corbett, interviews celebrity Zachary Quinto for an inside scoop on his political views. Social issues were discussed.

Mad scientists teach chemistry to local children

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Oct 302012

Author: Lena Howland


Colorado State’s Chemistry Department hosted their annual Mad Scientist Halloween community event on Friday, October 26.

The Chemistry students opened their doors to Fort Collins kids of all ages.

The kids participated in face painting, scavenger hunts, spooky demonstrations, and more.

Halloween Season’s Top New Horror Movies

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Oct 302012

Author: Tom Mullen


Halloween season is the prime release time for new horror movies. This season the top two at the box office have been Paramount’s Paranormal Activity 4 and Summit Entertainment’s Sinister.

Paranormal Activity 4 is the latest installment in the hit horror series while Sinister puts a creepy twist on the “found footage” genre. Check out what some CSU students thought about the films and be sure to check them out yourself for some spooky fun.

Actors and musicians invade Fort Collins on behalf of Obama

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Oct 302012

Author: Sean Korbitz


CTV reporter Sean Korbitz attended a celebrity packed Obama for America campaign office rally on Saturday.  Rachel Leigh Cook, Ben McKenzie, Bryan Greenberg, Nick Zano, and Zachary Quinto stopped in Fort Collins to help pump up OFA office volunteers to get out the message to vote.  With only one week until the election, the Obama campaign is stepping up its efforts in Colorado.  The state remains one of the hottest contested swing states in this year’s presidential election.  Zachary Quinto spoke to CTV about the motivation behind the acting troop’s journey across the U.S.

DUI Checkpoint ensures safe driving in Fort Collins

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Oct 302012

Author: Michael McNulty

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52s2hVRnRF4[/youtube]Halloween is here and the celebration and parties will follow. Larimer County Police want to make sure that people are celebrating responsibly and safely.

This past weekend, the Larimer County DUI Task force hosted a DUI Checkpoint to make sure people are driving responsibly and safely on the road. Officer Shane Hasebroock encourages people to enjoy the holiday, but to do so responsibly. Don’t drink and drive.

For more information and to see when other checkpoints are coming to Fort Collins, visit fcgov.com

Discovering the paranormal: A haunted tour of CSU

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Oct 302012

Author: Katie Spencer


As long as CSU has been around, it makes sense that there are secrets hidden around the corners of CSU. CTV reporter Katie Spencer shows which buildings around campus are most haunted.

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, drawing a crowd on the CSU plaza

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Oct 302012

Author: Kaitie Huss


Ian McDavid, CSU junior watershed major, joined classmates in a demonstration on the plaza today. The students, dressed in costume, yelled back at Brother Jed, a Christian preacher that has recently been on the CSU plaza.

“We’re fighting fire with fire,” said McDavid, who read verses from The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.This is the book of the satirical religion Pastafarianism, a satirical take on organized creationism.

The demonstration not only caught the attention of many students passing by. CSUPD arrived on the plaza shortly after to monitor the scene.

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