• Shorting Out Laptops Makes For Even Shorter Patience

    Everyone knows it. Everyone knows how to do it. And whether someone knows how to do it or not, once they learn, it becomes an addiction.

    Sticking a paper clip, bobby pin, or even a gum wrapper into the USB drive in the back of any laptop, will turn it off by shorting it out, quickly leaving that person with a turned off computer, and a laptop that’s been shorted out.

    Now while someone does this, they may think nothing will happen. It just turns it off. When actually, shorting out a computer can damage its battery life, and the memory of the computer. When using the laptop, it gets hot. Sticking a paper clip, bobby pin, or even a gum wrapper in to the USB drive can start a fire. Continue reading  Post ID 37

  • Traditions Take Time

    I have been to four Pigskin Classics and two Bell Games. All as a Cyclone. I attended the 107th Bell Game and this year’s 110th. This year I noticed something different about the two different traditions: Pueblo West, while younger, does it better.

    I was not thinking this going into the second quarter as I sat on Centennial’s side in the student section. Getting ready for the game had been all about the “Bell Bash” and a train of decked out bulldog cars following the team bus to Dutch Clark Stadium.  At the game all of the students knew the cheers and never stopped repeating them. Continue reading  Post ID 37

  • Destination: Pikes Peak

    “There is nothing to do around here”…. That statement is heard at least twice a day in the small town of Pueblo West. Many would think Pueblo is monotony, and strive for some sort of exhilaration. Although some inhabitants lay around thinking about how boring the beautiful state of Colorado is, the truth is, living in Colorado provides endless opportunities of things to do and countless places to go. Every issue the CyChron will provide an article about a place to see in Colorado to cure the boredom that seems to be overtaking so many.

    Pikes Peak, named after General Zebulon Pike, is first up on our record of astonishing places to see in Colorado. From Pueblo West it takes around 2 hours and 42 minutes to get there (68 miles) and two hours to get up the 38 mile mountain. It is well worth it to see the monstrous 14,110 foot mountain. This picturesque scene is elevated over glazed rocks and diminutive tree tops, sprinkled over with fresh white snow.

    If driving is not an option, they offer other ways to get up the mountain such as hiking, walking, biking, and by train. People can hike, walk or bike the Barr Trail. Continue reading  Post ID 37

  • Traveling Wall Visits Home of Heroes

    Pueblo, Colorado is known to many as “The Home of Heroes”. This name was given to the city because it is the only city to have four Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor a soldier can receive and is given by the president.

    The four recipients are William J. Crawford (WWII), Drew D. Dix (Vietnam), Carl L. Sitter (Korea), and Raymond G. (Jerry) Murphy (Korea). A memorial was built in historic downtown Pueblo for them in 2000. A statue of each soldier stands around a 35 foot flag pole and is accompanied by a granite slab that is etched with the name of each of the other 3,400 recipients. Continue reading  Post ID 37

  • West Brings Home The Bacon

    Many a complaint was heard about the new location of this year’s Pigskin Classic. Some said that it was going against tradition, others even went as far as to say that it would give the Cyclones bad luck. This year’s team proved all of those skeptics wrong.

    The beautiful facility at CSU-P fit the crowd comfortably and the lighting was spectacular. All the better to watch the home team dominate their rivals. The final score of 28-0 proved just how effective P-Dub was defensively. Thanks to the scrappy defense played by the Cyclones the Hornets didn’t even get a first down in the first quarter, let alone a number on the scoreboard. Throughout the entire evening the Hornets running game was completely shut down by the stifling defense of West, especially by those manning the line. Continue reading  Post ID 37