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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Senior horitculture major Mark Frey ties tomato plants in preparation for the Horticulture Club plant sale Wednesday. The Horticulture Club will be selling plants at the flea market today to raise money for the club to compete at MACHS, Mid America Collegiate Horicultre Society competition.

Horticulture club holding spring plant sale

May 9, 2013

As CSU students are approaching graduation this year, many are faced with a decision of what to do once they reach the “real world.” Some students, such as Mark Frey, a senior environmental horticulture...

Theta Chi chapter at Colorado State to be reestablished

April 25, 2013

Saturday, the CSU chapter of the Theta Chi fraternity will be officially reinstated to the university after starting up as a colony last year. Last February, two representatives from Theta Chi national...

Engineering open design competition Saturday

April 18, 2013

Saturday, a group of around 30 underclassmen will present their own creations of ingenuity, many inspired by their daily lives. The engineering open design competition takes place in the Cherokee Ballroom...

CSUnity happens Saturday throughout Fort Collins

CSUnity happens Saturday throughout Fort Collins

April 17, 2013

Saturday, almost 2,000 volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. before setting out to various assigned locations to volunteer until 4 p.m. CSUnity, which has been taking place for almost 10 years now, is...

Left to right, ASCSU Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidate Nigel Daniels and Andrew Olson and ASCSU Presidential and Vice Presidential Wendy Bowling and John Stockley.

Low voter turnout in ASCSU elections this year

April 17, 2013

This year, only 20.09 percent of CSU students decided to spend their time voting for next year’s student body president. This number is astonishingly low compared to the estimated 58.7 percent of...

Anthony Puerini takes a nap while waiting to meet up with his girlfriend in between her classes Tuesday. Some universities, like Harvard, awknowlege the benefits of napping and even provide their students with designated napping spaces.

Many colleges responding to student’s napping needs

April 10, 2013

On any given day, students throughout the library can be found momentarily dozing off to escape the exhaustion of exams. The days of being crumpled into a random nook may soon be over, however, due...

Collegian reporter, Cailley Biagini, talks to two hobo travelers named Fishtaco (left) and Beer (right) in Old Town on Friday afternoon. Biagini went undercover for an afternoon to find out how Fort Collins homeless people are treated.

One day as a ‘homeless’ woman in Fort Collins

April 9, 2013

Curiosity got the best of me Friday afternoon when a colleague and I put on thrift shop clothing, stuffed old backpacks and meandered around Old Town pretending to be homeless.  The goal of our jaunt...

Knife threats more common than gun threats on campus

Knife threats more common than gun threats on campus

April 2, 2013

When cases of intended or actual violence occur on campus, some students may feel safer and more secure having their own weapon on hand. Over the past 15 years at CSU, there have been a total of seven...

President of the National Soceity of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) James Reyes takes a study break between his classes on Tuesday. NSCS is a national organization on campus which focuses on accademic achievement and serves as a resource for its members.

CSU students involved in more than 33 honors societies

March 27, 2013

By the time one’s college career rolls around, most students have faced the decision of whether or not to relinquish a piece of their funds to an academic honors society they may have never even heard...

A 400 seat lecture room in Behavioral Sciences Building is packed full with mostly Freshman students enrolled in Chemistry 107.

Freshman retention rates at CSU largely stagnant

March 26, 2013

Whether it is due to uncontrollable circumstance, being in a new part of the world, or simply exhaustion, a certain percentage of each year’s freshman class is bound to quit on being a CSU Ram. That...

Kristin Marshall measures measures the diameters of browsed willow stems with calipers, at none of her experimental sites.  In the spring, her and fellow researchers measure diameters of willow stems at the base and at the browse point to estimate how much biomass has been removed by hungry ungulates (elk and bison) over the winter.

CSU conducts research on Yellowstone wolves

March 7, 2013

In 2008, CSU graduate student Kristin Marshall, who currently is employed by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northwest Fishery Science Center in Seattle, was given the opportunity to...

Omar Tyree to speak about his journey for Black History Month

February 28, 2013

This year, the Black Student Association will be commemorating the lives of black males in the community for the celebratory month. “We wanted to celebrate them because sometimes they don’t get...

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