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'101 Things' list leaves lasting memories

July 13, 2009

In this two part series, the student content coordinators for Today will share some of the lasting memories they made during their time as students.

101 Before You Graduate

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#1 Pet Cam the Ram

#15 Help build a homecoming float

#57 Have a BBQ with friends

#59 Attend a Border War game against Wyoming

#79 Attend the 4th of July fireworks at City Park

In my four years at CSU, I completed just over half of the "101 Things to Do Before You Leave Colorado State University." Each experience has helped shaped the person I am and left me with some of the best memories. Why don't you try the 101 list yourself?

#1 Pet Cam the Ram

Although you will probably feel a bit ridiculous, this one is totally worth it (maybe that’s why it’s the first one on the list).

This year, as part of my graduation invitations, I went to CAMera Day with Cam. I felt pretty awkward lining up to get my picture with the school mascot, but it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. They had all sorts of fun CSU gear like jerseys, wigs, beads and more that you could use to dress the part next to Cam.

The pictures turned out great and made for great party invites. It’s one of those epic pictures because let’s face it, Cam’s pretty much the campus celebrity.

#15 Help build a homecoming float

I built a float with my sorority and a fraternity that partnered with us for homecoming. I never realized how much work went into a homecoming float! Not only do you have to find the materials, but then figure out what to do with that big amount of space. It took several late nights and lots of extra trips to every store in town. It’s amazing how quickly places like Hobby Lobby run out of green and gold materials that week.

But nothing fills you with more pride than riding in the parade and passing friends and family on the float you dreamt up and created with your own two hands and the help of some friends.

#57 Have a BBQ with friends

BBQs are a common event with my friends. Whether at home or at the park, it's the perfect way to pass the summer and fall days.

#59 Attend a Border War game against Wyoming

This one is a pretty big deal to me. Most of my family graduated from the University of Wyoming, so without a doubt, these games involve a lot of smack-talking and bragging rights depending on who wins.

Last fall, I drove up to Laramie with a few friends and witnessed the Border War from the other side of the border. Nothing like winning on enemy territory though! CSU football stomped out the Cowboys with a 31-20 win.

#79 Attend the 4th of July fireworks at City Park

For the last two summers I've witnessed the City Park fireworks from Horsetooth. Not only do you see the fantastic show over City Park, but you can also see shows in other towns like Loveland, Wellington and even Greeley.

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Leslie Stinson graduated May 2009 with a degree in Journalism and Technical Communication. Look for the second part of this two-part article next week!