It’s said March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, but if you ask me, the animal that best represents March is the Ram.
There’s a lot to be excited about as winter comes to an end and the semester reaches its half-way point. I’ve personally had a bad case of cabin fever recently. Luckily, CSU lives up to its name of “The Green University.”
Mother Nature is giving us temperatures in the 60s this first week of March in an attempt to apologize for the sub-zero temperatures in January. I don’t know if I’m ready to forgive her for that, but this is a step in the right direction. Although the March snow storm is almost inevitable in Fort Collins, it always melts quickly and provides much-needed water.
Students sported wrinkled shorts from months in the closet to catch some sun on the west lawn of the Lory Student Center this afternoon. The lawn isn’t quite green yet, but if I remember anything about photosynthesis from when I took plant biology, it will be green by the end of the month.
March is a time to show off our Aggie heritage here at CSU, and we sure show it on our campus. Our landscaping team does an awesome job every year to make sure the grass is green, the trees are watered and the flowers are planted.
By the time April rolls around, campus looks so nice that it no longer matters when I can’t find a close parking spot, because the walk is just that fun.
Stock up on green apparel, because you’re going to be wearing a lot of green this month. Our men and women’s basketball teams are both looking to finish strong as their seasons come to an end, and they’re still looking for our support. Men’s basketball has lost a couple tough games recently, but with our support and good play in the Mountain West Conference Tournament is Las Vegas, the NCAA tournament is not out of reach. Catch the game tomorrow night at Moby Arena as the Rams take on Utah for the last home game of the season.
March also brings Saint Patrick’s Day – The day when the entire city of Fort Collins dons its CSU gear. If you’ve never been to Old Town Fort Collins on March 17, you need to check it out!
… And Spring Break around the Corner
Spring Break is one more thing March has to offer, but I’ll cover that next week, so stay tuned.