Art & Culture

Painting the sky differently

By Ashley Schaerfl Colorado Springs has a decent size Balloon Festival, located at Memorial Park usually every September during Labor Day. But if you want to see something truly beautiful, travel 378 miles south to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The International Balloon Festival, or the Balloon Fiesta as New Mexicans know it, is located in there. It started in 1972 with just 13 balloons and around 10,000 spectators. As of this year there are over 700 balloons and around 1,000 pilots. Over 10 years over 800,000 people came from all over...

My best friend: 6-foot tall, covered in hair

By Alex Purcell I often wonder who first looked at a horse and said, “Yeah, I’m gonna jump on the back of that half-ton animal and ask it to carry me places.” Whatever the case, I’m happy the human race decided horses were good travel animals, because I’d be totally lost without them. I’ve been on the backs of so many horses in my 21 years I can’t even begin to count them. I caught the horse bug when I was six. My first mount was an old chestnut Quarter...
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Broadwell knows how to lead

By Allie Narro Caitlin Broadwell is a senior volleyball player, here at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Broadwell is from Lawrence, Kansas and started playing volleyball when he was 8 years old. “I started playing when I was 8 years old because I wanted to copy off my sister and be better than her at everything, so volleyball was just one of the things I wanted to do,” said Broadwell. The things that led Broadwell to CSU-Pueblo was about the location of the school. “The school was fascinating to me in the...

Hanging at the Hanging Tree

Located in the heart of historic downtown Pueblo, the Hanging Tree Café welcomes customers with a stylized skull logo and the scent of freshly brewed coffee. The outside of the building appears relatively normal and blends in perfectly with the rest of them on Union Avenue, but once the door is opened, the Hanging Tree is anything but. Students may better know the Hanging Tree by its former name, the Daily Grind. The name was changed a few months ago in the interest of differentiating from all the other “Daily...
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ThunderWolves shutout Yellow Jackets

By Chris Graham Four interceptions by the ThunderWolves defense gave Colorado State University - Pueblo the 49-0 victory over Black Hills State University at the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl on Saturday, October 23. The ThunderWolves defense set the tone early in the game as cornerback Darius Williams would intercept the Yellow Jackets Ryan Hommel and return it 35 yards for a touchdown. That gave us the momentum,” said ThunderWolves head coach John Wristen. The ThunderWolves would carry that momentum on their next offensive drive when they go on a...
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Monthly research workshops in the LARC

By Alex Purcell Colorado State University-Pueblo’s library is a great place to get schoolwork done, but it offers more than just a quiet place to study. There’s a team dedicated entirely to helping students and faculty get research done. The Research Help Desk has a multitude of resources available to students and faculty to aid in finding credible sources. To educate people about these resources, the Research Help staff often hosts workshops both in and out of the classroom. “Generally, we get invited to present to English 101 and 102...
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