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A man that goes by the name Storm Reaver is a member of the Fort Collins Amtgard group that practices their battling skills as they LARP (Live Action Role Playing) at city park on Sunday April 29th, 2018. The Fort Collins Amtgard group is a medieval style sword fighting group that is the third largest group in North America. Members of the group meet every Sunday at city park and the event is open to the public. (Matt Begeman | Collegian)

Hitting people with sticks: How to destress through live action role play

Carson Lipe May 3, 2018

Every Sunday in Fort Collins, countless people fall victim to sword and arrow, but in this world, it’s all for the sake of fun. Members of the City Park chapter of Amtgard, a non-profit organization...

What to do at Horsetooth Reservoir. (Photo by Vinny Del Conte)

Horsetooth reservoir offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for long summer days of rest and relaxation

Carson Lipe May 1, 2018

If Old Town is the beating heart of Fort Collins, then Horsetooth Reservoir is the buttocks; used mostly for rest and relaxation. Viewed through many different lenses, Horsetooth can be a binge-drinking...

Members of the Rams Improv Comedy team rehearse in the University Center of the Arts. They perform their show on April 30th. (Brooke Buchan | Collegian)

CSU students learn how to fail on stage with Rams Improv

Carson Lipe April 25, 2018

Improv is an outlet for performers which either has them making their friends laugh, improving on their acting skills or publicly failing. The Colorado State University Ram's Improv members cast for,...

International Studies major Babin Dinda came to Colorado State University from Europe. Originally from India, Dinda says about his time in college in Colorado, I learned the true meaning of community here at CSU. (Brooke Buchan | Collegian)

CSU international students talk discrimination, experiences studying abroad

Carson Lipe April 24, 2018

Studying abroad is undoubtedly a memorable experience. But for some students who study abroad in America, the memorable experience might be discrimination. International students at Colorado State University...

Medical marijuana patient Andrew Beckwith chooses between the variety of THC infused candies (edibles) at Solace Meds Tuesday.

Best places to buy cannabis in FoCo

Carson Lipe April 19, 2018

Doing pot is cool. But choosing a dispensary to buy from can be daunting if you don’t have a lot of experience. There are several factors that determine the quality of a dispensary and with all the...

The third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival stock photo. (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

ACT Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Nowhere to Hide’ takes viewers on an intimate journey into Iraq’s triangle of death

Carson Lipe April 12, 2018

Images of war-torn Iraq permeate the media, but few sources have taken an in-depth look at the lives who are affected by the conflict.  The film "Nowhere to Hide" explores this element with diligence....

Owen Zielinski, a freshman double majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology, creator of the Survivor CSU series talks about the changes made in this season. Zielinskis goal is to unite the residents of Academic Village by breaking down any possible Engineering vs. Honors elitism. Survivor CSU is in its second season titled Fans Versus Favorites CSU that puts a team of favorite competitors from last season against a team of fans of the first season.  The teams will compete in a variety of challenges around Fort Collins with the losing team having to vote a teammate off the show, the last person left winning a $200 prize. (Matt Tackett | Collegian)

CSU students create game show inspired by ‘Survivor’

Carson Lipe April 10, 2018

College can be a rewarding experience… if you can survive. Students at Colorado State University created a student-run gameshow titled "Survive CSU," similar to the popular television series “Survivor,”...

The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art presents MIX (Multicultural Intersectional Inclusivity eXchange) on March 29th from 5 to 7:30 P.M. There will be a panel to discuss social justice and minority representation after an ananlysis of the museums art through the lenses of the attendees. {Abby Flitton | Collegian}

‘Multicultural, Intersectional, Inclusivity, eXchange’ event to unravel American societal ignorance Thursday at Gregory Allicar Museum

Carson Lipe March 26, 2018

Gender, race, culture and identity are things that can inspire people and promote a sense of belonging. They can also be leveraged and manipulated by those who lack understanding of their depth to...

ASCSU Senators raise their hands to receive ballots for voting on Feb. 21, 2018. (Colin Shepherd | Collegian)

Majority of ASCSU’s approved legislation funded student organizations, campus events

Carson Lipe March 7, 2018

The Associated Students of Colorado State University focuses on passing bills and resolutions that will improve the quality of education and services for students on CSU’s campus. During the 2017-2018...

Citizens of Fort Collins vet police chief candidates through Q&A session

Citizens of Fort Collins vet police chief candidates through Q&A session

Carson Lipe March 2, 2018

Most job interviews take place behind closed doors, but for the five remaining police chief candidates for the City of Fort Collins, it was a very different experience. The police chief meet and greet...

Parker Meneley, a sophomore microbiology major, looks in reflection at the Field of Flags Holocaust Memorial in the Lory Student Center Plaza on Monday afternoon. The memorial is in honor of Holocaust awareness week.

Holocaust Awareness Week seeks to educate students, remember victims

Carson Lipe February 16, 2018

A former spy who ventured behind German enemy lines in order to report Nazi troop movements will share her story with hundreds of people at Colorado State University. Marthe Cohn, a Jewish spy for French...

Colorado retail marijuana industry continues to grow with increasing sales

Colorado retail marijuana industry continues to grow with increasing sales

Carson Lipe February 14, 2018

After five years of legalization, cannabis science and industry continues to grow, with Colorado marijuana sales earning over $1.5 billion for the calendar year of 2017 and earning nearly $4.5 billion...

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