Republican congressional candidate Cory Gardner may have a very colorful skeleton in his closet: As a student at Colorado State University, it appears he was an official Ram Handler, one of the chosen few in charge of primping and pimping the school's official mascot, CAM the Ram.
Under CSU's "Commitment to Colorado," poor students who qualify for federal Pell Grants are promised free tuition starting in 2011, while those whose parents bring in less than $57,000 a year will be offered half-price tuition.
"I'm just a little bit of comic relief in times of recession," says Andrew Woods. "I'm just there to kind of ease the pain."Making light of sexual assault and rape isn't usually the best way to get a job -- or an invitation into the family living room. But for shock cartoonist Andrew Woods, a ... More >>
I remember nearly falling over in my chair one afternoon when a student on a TV advertisement relayed the benefits of her schooling to become a certified pharmacy technician. At the time, I was employed with a major drug store chain as a pharmacy technician, or as they say in the biz, a CPhT. ... More >>
Dexter Yarbrough has had a tough year when it comes to the media. He took a leave from his position as Colorado State University police chief in December in relationship to what was called a "personnel investigation." Then, the following month, Rocky Mountain Collegian student journalist David McS ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper affiliated with Colorado State University, scored a scoop this week with a devastating story about CSU police chief Dexter Yarbrough, who's been on administrative leave since last month, when he became the subject of what's been termed a "personnel ... More >>
Daxx Dalton's anti-Obama shirt. Eleven-year-old Daxx Dalton's suspension from an Aurora school after wearing a homemade T-shirt calling Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama "A TERRORIST'S BEST FRIEND" has led to bays of outrage in the conservative media and blogosphere. But there's nothing ... More >>
Anyone in these parts who's tuned in a Colorado Public Radio station lately has heard frequent mentions of the impending July switches involving two of the network's metro-area signals; as outlined in this More Messages blog, KVOD, the operation's classical-music purveyor, leaps from 90.1 FM to 88.1 ... More >>
In the January 31 Message, J. David McSwane (pictured), the muckraking editor of Colorado State University's Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper, set off alarms over the possibility of Gannett purchasing the publication. In his view, CSU's decision to hold an unannounced meeting with representatives ... More >>
Reps from CSU and a Fort Collins daily meet about the future of the university's newspaper.
More and more sports stories are winding up on the front page – but such placement isn’t always a winner.
The October 11 Message column details the resolution of CSU v. McSwane, in which the Colorado State University board of student communications chose to formally admonish David McSwane, the student editor of the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the campus newspaper, for authorizing and endorsing a September ... More >>
David McSwane, editor of the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper serving Colorado State University, was scolded by CSU's board of student communications at an October 4 meeting for authorizing a September 21 editorial reading "FUCK BUSH." But he didn't lose his job over the controversy a ... More >>
David McSwane was back in the pages of the Denver dailies today, with a page-five article in the Rocky Mountain News detailing how the editor-in-chief of the Rocky Mountain Collegian at Colorado State University will be allowed to keep his job after the whole â€śFuck Bushâ€ť debacle. Appearing ne ... More >>
The media’s coverage of a college newspaper’s profane two-word editorial deserves more than a few curse words.
As reported in this September 28 Rocky Mountain News article, Colorado State University's student communications board is slated to meet on October 4 to determine if J. David McSwane, student editor of CSU's Rocky Mountain Collegian newspaper, should be punished for approving a September 21 editoria ... More >>
Gun activists take their fire fight online.