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Eli Creasy’s dorm room is unlike many boys’ dorms: it smells nice, it is clean, and decorations are sprinkled throughout the room. Eli’s joyful laughter and signature smile fill the room as we break the ice. Neither of us are known to be quiet people.

Creasy, sophomore graphic design major, breaks the mold of a “typical” college student. He is involved all around campus, including being a life group leader, on the improv team, a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and a studio assistant.

“I do not want to be defined by just one thing,” he says.

Creasy makes friends…


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Blue and green silhouettes moved aggressively across the open floor of the cramped venue. Everyone just finished belting out to “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks and were waiting for the next set. The anticipation of the crowd amplified when the room went black and the strum of a guitar rang through the silence.

My dad and I attended our first concert together back in 2015. Convincing him was not difficult because he loved 80’s hairbands like Mötley Crüe, Rush and Iron Maiden.

As soon as the day of the concert rolled around, my dad entered what I like…


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“He floated it in?”

“He floated it in!”

I attended Bulldog Madness with Michael Chapman, sophomore journalism major, and Logan Whaley, sophomore broadcast journalism major. Both love sports more than they love anything, especially college basketball. I, on the other hand, know absolutely nothing about any type of sport and the two of them constantly make fun of my ignorance.

The night started out by Whaley and Chapman talking statistics of the two teams and putting faces with the numbers with “pump up” music playing in the background.

After the tip-off of the women’s game, all three of us noticed…


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Like most 90’s and early 2000’s kids, my childhood consisted of playing Tony Hawk’s Underground, and pretending to skate the mini ramp at my best friend Jake’s house. Of course, our moms worried about us getting hurt, so we always had to wear knee pads, elbow pads and helmets, much to our displeasure. As soon as our moms would go back inside, our protective gear would immediately come off because we couldn’t skate looking uncool.

Since then, I’ve not only had a special place in my heart for Tony Hawk, but I’ve loved the culture of skating. I fell out…


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After years of balancing student and work life, this author’s creative vision moves closer and closer to completion.

Natalee Nave and I sat in our living room one afternoon watching our favorite show “Ghost Adventures.” Nave sat in the chair beside me, scribbling furiously in the notebook she held. After asking what she was working on, Nave tossed me the tattered-up leather notebook, telling me to be careful because of loose pages. Upon opening the notebook, I entered a new world that Nave created for her book series, complete with character sketches, world maps and the personalities of each character.

Currently titled, “Piece Thieves,” the book delves into the life of Nora, who is the last of her…


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Last semester was my first at Colorado State University. Transferring from a tiny school of around 1,800 students to one with over 20,000 students overwhelmed me.

I’ll never forget the moment I realized just how big the school was. I transferred my sorority membership from the chapter at my old school to the chapter at CSU. I went from a house with 70 sisters, to a house with over 130 members. Seeing so many young women rushing through the house preparing for recruitment overwhelmed me. This house felt like it was theirs, not mine.

One of the first sisters that…


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When I sat down to interview Jephta Bernstein, founder of the local non-profit Off the Hook Arts, I knew it would be a fascinating interview, but I didn’t realize just how much I would learn from her.

Not only did I learn more about her as person, and the creative vision of Off the Hook Arts, but she inspired me to pick up my violin and play for the first time in over six years.

Bernstein’s passion for music is evident in the way she discusses not only her own history, but the classical music genre as a whole through…


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I grew up on classical music. Every night for years, my mom would turn on Mozart’s lullabies for me to fall asleep to.

Starting when I was six, I began taking piano lessons before moving to the violin, where I learned the theory behind music and how to play composers like Beethoven and Schubert.

I learned to appreciate classical music and loved hearing it played, but as I grew older, my love for composers like Bach, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi began to fade.

According to The National Endowment for the arts, in 2008, only 8.8% of Americans had attended a classical…


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Beethoven is arguably one of the greatest composers of all time. From operas to orchestras, Beethoven changed the game when it comes to the music we hear today.

He was more than just an amazing improvisor and composer, Beethoven lived a fascinating life, intriguing many of his peers. Here are just a few facts about Beethoven that made his life a little more interesting.

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