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CSU-Pueblo Tower in Colorado Springs celebrates “Party with the Pack”

July 20, 2014 – 10:19 am |

Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Tower location in Colorado Springs will celebrate its one year anniversary with a community-wide event called “Party with the Pack” on Wed., July 23 from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of …

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Netflix scores a win with Orange is the New Black

July 19, 2014 – 2:02 pm |

Netflix is currently sitting pretty. With original programming already demanding attention from the Emmys, it is starting to look like Netflix might be a big winner when it comes to television awards and at less than $10 a month for a subscription, it’s easily a bargain.

But Netflix isn’t even a television station, it’s a web service, an archive that houses thousands of television shows, documentaries, independent and feature films, all of which were syndicated from various networks until now.  Recently, Netflix set out on a new venture, and in a short period of time, it has proven to be more successful than ever imagined.

Netflix originals are directed, produced, and distributed exclusively for Netflix.  This original programming includes shows like Hemlock Grove, House of Cards, Derek and the widely successful Orange is the New Black.

Decidedly the most popular and most talked about Netflix original, Orange is the New Black or OITNB, released season two in its entirety on June 6 of this year.  This comedy-drama, sometimes called a dramedy, tends to transcend societal guidelines. It explores a whole new sector of life, something that the audience is both intrigued by and fears: prison.  While the show is relentlessly juicy, it still manages to deliver when it comes to comedy.  And rightly so since you might find yourself in need of something light once you completely immerse yourself in the intensity and tragedy.

Binge watching OITNB is nearly impossible to avoid.  Delving into the lives of these inmates, one genuinely becomes emotionally invested in the trials and tribulations of their day to day lives.  The intricate story lines and intense relationships that go on within the confines of the “lock up” are so enticing that it is easy to get caught up.

Created by Jenji Kohan who gave us HBO’s hit WEEDS, OITNB centers around a white, debutante-like, rich girl named Piper played by Taylor Shilling. She has been thrown into prison for her involvement in the international drug trade.  Piper’s ex-girlfriend Alex, played by Laura Prepon, is an integral part of her incarceration.  There are also fan favorites with nicknames like Red, Posseau and Tasty, and some you love to hate like Vee and Pennsatucky.

Race, lesbian relationships, prison abuses, drugs, rape, and considerable amounts of scandal are just a few of the subjects that OITNB has tackled, so be warned, this is not a show for the whole family.  Orange is the New Black has received rave reviews, bypassing criticism for its raunchy exploits and copious amounts of lesbian shower sex.  It continues to be one of the most viewed shows on Netflix.

In addition to its prominent standing on Netflix, OITNB has won the Critic’s Choice Award for best comedy show and is being considered for other, including several Emmys.  Taylor Shilling (Piper) has been nominated for Best Lead Actress in a comedy series, Kate Mulgrew (Red) for Outstanding Supporting Actress and LaVerne Cox (Sophia) and Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes) for Outstanding Guest Actress in a comedy series.

If all the controversial subject matter isn’t enough to persuade you to check out OITNB, the stellar cast and multiple Emmy nominations should convince you. Filled with drama, human relationships, comedy and suspense, OITNB could very well become your new guilty pleasure.


Three stops for your Colorado ghost tour

June 22, 2014 – 9:25 pm |

  Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs
Halloween is still a few months away, but if you like your haunts authentic and year-round you’ll want to check out some of these places in Southern Colorado.
Get your ghost tour …

Colorado Day Trips: The Pueblo Zoo

June 18, 2014 – 10:28 pm |

Sitting in the center of the City Park, the Pueblo Zoo has entertained and educated children and adults alike since its construction in the 1940s. There are various activities, camps, live feedings, educational workshops and …

No summer vacation for new ASG

June 14, 2014 – 9:12 pm |

The newly elected Associated Students’ Government at CSU-Pueblo has been hard at work this summer, organizing the offices and meeting with administrators to make plans for fall. 
President Timothy Zercher and his team have been …

Waves of Good Food at Tsunami

June 13, 2014 – 7:58 am |

Tsunami Japanese Restaurant, located in Pueblo’s historic downtown district, is in a prime setting near the Union Depot at 326 S. Union Ave.
Once home to Mulligan’s, Zippers, CJ’s, and various other now nonexistent businesses, …

Jorge’s- Margaritas and More

May 31, 2014 – 10:36 am | 2 Comments

Jorge’s, a veritable diamond in the ruff, is located in the heart of Bessemer. By Pueblo’s standards, it is not considered the best part of town, but the food is definitely worth awkwardly avoiding a …

Neighbors Gets an ‘A’ for Raunch

May 31, 2014 – 10:11 am |

by Feruz Tewolde
Seth Rogen and Zac Efron continue to hold the number two spot at the box office with their movie “Neighbors.”
If you’re looking for some laughs this weekend, then this comedic duo can get …

Get prepared for fire and flood season

May 20, 2014 – 7:29 am | One Comment

By Feruz Tewolde
With summer just around the corner, Coloradans are beginning to prepare for the possible fires and flooding that have become the main concerns of the season.  
No one ever wants to be caught …

Photos from the Booty Tour

April 23, 2014 – 3:47 am | One Comment

Photos all courtesy of Zach Coolidge

Man on ths street: Fiesta with Faculty

April 22, 2014 – 4:21 pm |

Fiesta With The Faculty from CSU-Pueblo TODAY on Vimeo.

Man on the street: The Booty Tour

April 22, 2014 – 4:10 pm |

BOOTY TOUR – HD 1080p Video Sharing from CSU-Pueblo TODAY on Vimeo.

Construction of new buildings expected soon

April 16, 2014 – 3:09 am | One Comment

Colorado State University-Pueblo is in the process of rebuilding the university’s soccer/lacrosse field and constructing a new academic building.

Confessions admin pulls the plug, but encourages feedback

April 12, 2014 – 9:40 pm |
Confessions admin pulls the plug, but encourages feedback

A jilted girlfriend, a crush-worthy professor, an offer of money for a completed assignment and a detailed description of someone’s spring break exploits. What could these things possibly have in common? They were all anonymous declarations posted on the CSU-Pueblo Confessions Facebook page.