Summer job hunting for students

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May 012013

Author: Makenzie O’Keefe


Summer is almost here and the hiring season is in full swing. But looking for summer jobs may be more difficult then students think. Students may need to begin looking for jobs as soon as possible if they are planning to work this summer. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the youth employment rate last summer was 48.8%, the lowest since 1948. This summer could be similar.

Making plans to look early is crucial for students. Using resources such as the CSU Career Center and social media, students needs to begin establishing connections with future employers. Katie Flint, Associate Director of the CSU Career Center, talked about the benefits the career center has, and how students should communicate all skills to future employers, not just education experience. Students should try looking into jobs they wouldn’t normally consider, highlight all skills in his or her resume, and start the process by deciding which kind of job wanted.

Although the process may be difficult and discouraging sometimes, if students just keep applying places and use their resources, you should have no problem landing a summer job.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renews vows, in Disneyland?

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May 012013

Author: Christian Zamora


Disneyland housed an extra princess Tuesday night– a pop diva princess that is.

Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary– along with their twins’ 2nd birthday– at the “Happiest Place on Earth.”

The adorable couple dressed up in prince and princess attire in a fairytale private ceremony in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in California.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Carey and daughter Monroe were picked up in a princess-suitable horse-drawn carriage from the Dream Suite at Disneyland. The two princesses were then taken to Main Street to meet up with Cannon and son Moroccan. The Cannon clan all walked down the aisle together as one big royal family for the outdoor ceremony.

Cannon DJ’d the reception following the cermony, where a reported 250 people, and possibly Mickey and Minnie, attened at Fantasyland.

This is the 4th time the couple have renewed their vows since their marriage in 2008. If the marriage continues to go well, one can only wonder where next year will take the couple and their vows. Italy? Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Casa Bontia?

Sound of in the comments below and let us know where you think the reality stars will renew their vows next year.

Make sure to tune into Ram Entertianment hosted by Christian Zamora every Wednesaday during the school year here on CTV 11.

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Everyday Explorations: CSU’s Education Building

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May 012013

Author: Kelsey Contouris

Unless you study education or social work, the education building is probably just one of those buildings that you often walk past on your way to classes. But what lies within those weathered, vine-covered walls? The question had been nagging at me for much of the semester as I passed by the building on my way to Clark C, so I finally decided it was time to go exploring.

The cozy lounge area lies on the north side of the second floor overlooking the Eddy lawn.

The cozy lounge area lies on the north side of the second floor overlooking the Eddy lawn.

I entered the education building through the door on the west side, which I quickly realized was not a main entrance. I found myself in a white concrete stairwell, not sure where to begin my journey. Tentatively, I walked up to the second floor, figuring I would start from the top and work my way down.

Like many of the older academic buildings on campus, the inside was mostly filled with offices and small classrooms – nothing too exciting. These hallways felt especially school-like to me, though – the office doors had cute comics and signs on them, poster projects hung on the walls and colorful bulletin boards advertised department news. Perhaps aspiring teachers can get used to their future work environment while still in college.

I also found a quaint lounge area on the second floor – every building on campus seems to have one. Large windows overlooked the grassy area between Education and Eddy, and clusters of cozy-looking chairs filled either side of the space. There was even a small kitchen in the hallway right before the lounge area. It all felt very homey.

The lounge area also had a staircase in it, so I took that down to the first floor. As I explored, I found more classrooms and offices, but these were mainly related to the department of social work. I also found what must be the front entrance to the building (on the south side) – the space was filled with tables and chairs, a couple of computers and signs for navigating the building. Finding nothing else of note, I went down to the basement, but it turned out to be even less exciting – mainly just stark, white walls and a handful of classrooms.

Two of the benches on the north side of the building memorialize Sean William McGowan, who was a freshman in 2011.

Two of the benches on the north side of the building memorialize Sean William McGowan, who was a freshman in 2011.

It was the outside of Education that I found most intriguing. You’ve probably seen the east side – a few tables and chairs sit in front of a waterfall feature near the side of the building, and students can often be found hanging out there when the weather is nice. The wooden benches on the north side are also a somewhat popular place to relax, and I also noticed that they’re memorials to a couple of people who have passed away. I think it’s a touching gesture, and now I’m curious about whether or not the other benches on campus serve the same purpose.

I snapped a few more pictures of the north side of Education (and the random primate painted under one of the windows) and went on my way. While I probably won’t have a reason to go in there again, at least it’s now something more to me than just another building I pass by. Hopefully this will be true for all or most of the campus buildings by the time I graduate – I just have to keep exploring.

Fire Forecast: Larimer County Summer 2013

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Apr 302013

Author: Lena Howland


This April has proven to be drastically different compared to last year – all thanks to the snow.

Last April was the driest in Colorado history due to a lack of moisture and precipitation.

At this time last year, Colorado firefighters had just wrapped up the Lower North Fork Fire in Jefferson County and were nearly a month away from battling the High Park Fire in Larimer County.

Regardless of the snow, Poudre Fire Authority is still expecting more fires in the upcoming season.

Hot and dry weather combined with wind can quickly wipe out the moisture Larimer County has recently received.

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Equine Reproduction Lab

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Apr 302013

Author: Keith Albertson


The grand opening for the Colorado State University Equine Reproduction Lab on April 26, 2013 was a celebration of the new building. It was built to replace the old one that burned down in July 2011. The new lab cost $3.6 million. The building is a tool for drawing more interest in CSU’s popular Equine Science Department.

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Arenado and Chatwood shine as Rockies hammer Dodgers

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Apr 292013

Author: Steven Starcer


Nolan Arenado got his first hit in the major leagues and then added two more hits, including a homerun and starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers convincingly 12-2 Monday night in Los Angeles.

Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arenado had over 30 family members in the stands to witness him put on a show and did they ever get to see a show as the Rockies banged out 19 hits, a new record for them at Dodger Stadium.

Colorado jumped all over the Dodgers from the get go as Dexter Fowler hit a homerun to lead off the ball game and the Rockies followed that up with single by Jordan Pacheco, a double by Carlos Gonzalez, and then a three run bomb by Wilin Rosario, giving the Rockies a 4-0 lead after one inning.

The Rockies continued to pile on the damage in the fourth inning when Chatwood tallied his third hit of the ball game with a 2-run single up the middle giving the Rockies a 8-0 lead at the time.

Colorado improved its record on the season to 16-10 overall and moved one game ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks for the National League West Division lead. The Dodgers fell to 12-13 with the loss.

Colorado will be back at it again tomorrow against Los Angeles as the two square off in the second of a three game set at Dodger Stadium.  Jorge De La Rosa will be on the mound for the Rockies and the first pitch is set to be thrown at 8:10 MT.




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CTV Sports: April 29th, 2013

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Apr 292013

Author: Andrew Rodriguez

On the last CTV Sports for the Spring semester, we take a look at CSU mens baseball, lacrosse, and track and field.  We also talk about the NFL draft and Denver Nuggets.  Annie Dumbauld takes a look at the 7 day weather forecast.  And finally on In Case You Missed It, we take a look at some of the best sports moments from the last 4 years.

Curry, Warriors cut down Nuggets, take 3-1 lead

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Apr 292013

Author: Steven Starcer

Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 31 points in a spectacular third quarter, propelling the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets by a score of 115-101 to take a shocking 3-1 series lead over the number three-seeded Nuggets on Sunday night.

Stephen Curry taking instructions from assista...

Stephen Curry taking instructions from assistant coach Keith Smart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Curry hit 6 of 11 from the 3-point line and made all five or his free throw attempts along with dishing out seven assists for the Warriors who have now won three straight games  in the series after dropping Game 1 on a last second layup by Nugget guard Andre Miller.

Jarret Jack, a player who only started a handful of games during the regular season, got another postseason start on Sunday and continued his great play dropping 21 points and recording 9 assists, while Carl Landry added 17 points off the bench for the Warriors who have received contributions from nearly everyone who has toed the court in this series.

Andrew Bogut may have had the biggest impact for Golden State early on in this game as he broke out for 12 points and 5 rebounds in the first half, including a posterizing dunk on Nuggets Center JaVale McGee.

The sixth-seeded Warriors are now just one game away from closing out the Nuggets and can do so on Tuesday night in Game 5 in Denver.

One of the big trends emerging in this series is the Warriors extremely high shooting percentage as once again they shot lights out from the field (55.7 percent) compared to the Nuggets (46.5 percent).

The Warriors have also taken complete control of the momentum in the series, which is surprising because they lost their top rebounder and best post threat in David Lee in Game 1 of the series due to a hip injury and Curry suffered an ankle injury in Game 2 and even got poked in the eye in the latter part of this game by Nuggets forward Corey Brewer.

Ty Lawson lead the Nuggets with 26 points and Andre Iguodala had 19. The Nuggets also turned the ball over 23 times and went just 6-20 from beyond the arc.








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Elizabeth Leathers Earns CSU Fan of the Week

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Apr 282013

Author: Riley Adams


Some are new fans of CSU Men’s Baseball, but Elizabeth Leathers is a longtime supporter. Her fiance is the president and shortstop of the team and Leathers supports him and the whole team in all their endeavors making her an excellent candidate for this award.

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