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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Wesley Kenney, professor and conductor at the Colorado State School of Music, Theatre, and Dance prepares his students for an upcoming concert to be held in the Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall September 23 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Kenney spoke to the upcoming concert stating that It has been almost twenty months since we have performed in front of a live audience. We are so excited. ... It is who we are.

‘Music chooses us’: Director Wes Kenney to retire this semester

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

After over 20 years as a resident instructor at Colorado State University, Wes Kenney, the director of orchestras at the University Center for the Arts, looks to retire from his role as a full-time professor...

The Colorado State University Health and Medical Center located on the corner of West Prospect Road and College Avenue in Fort Collins April, 11.

CSU Body Project combats ‘ideal beauty standard’

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter April 13, 2023

The Body Project, a group-based intervention and support program for people struggling with body image, was held April 11 at Colorado State University’s Health and Medical Center. Hosted by the Kendall...

Weston Estate thanks their audience after their concert for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American & Southwest Asian and North African Heritage Month hosted by the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center in the Lory Student Center Theatre April 4.

‘Music and movement’ central to APIDA & SWANA Heritage Month show

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter April 13, 2023

Inside the Lory Student Center Theatre, the dark room is illuminated by blue and purple light as five people walk onto the stage, greeted by cheers from the crowd. The five people in question make up...

Photo courtesy of Reham Abdunabi

‘We can be visible to ourselves’: Looking at SWANA representation

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter April 12, 2023

The Southwest Asian North African Student Organization, or SWANA, was recently registered in January as an officially recognized student organization. The club was created by members of the Asian Pacific...

Jewish community celebrates Passover Seder at CSU in 15 steps

Jewish community celebrates Passover Seder at CSU in 15 steps

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter April 7, 2023

The Jewish community of Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Northern Colorado came together for Passover Seder, which was held 7 p.m. April 5 at the Lory Student Center. Held by Chabad of Northern...

Jessica Laffey and Rithik Correa prepare for the Associated Students of Colorado State University election outside of the Lory Student Center March 23.

ASCSU elections: President, VP candidates Rithik Correa, Jessica Laffey

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter March 29, 2023

With the Associated Students of Colorado State University campaign and election period fully underway, candidates Rithik Correa and Jessica Laffey, campaigning for the positions of ASCSU president and...

The speakers of TEDxCSU stand on the stage with Emcee Kyle Oldham at the end of the TEDxCSU event March 5, 2022.

TEDxCSU 2023 shows off community, personal growth

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter March 27, 2023

Colorado State University, in collaboration and license with TED, recently held TEDxCSU 2023 March 25 at the Lory Student Center, with this year’s talks covering topics from veterinary health to the...

CSU named one of top producers of Fulbright Scholars

CSU named one of top producers of Fulbright Scholars

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter March 6, 2023

Colorado State University was recently named one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars in the United States, the second year in a row the school was recognized for the distinction. CSU was given...

Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies Carolin Aronis discusses an antisemitism incident from 2018 at the beginning of her lecture in the Lory Student Center Feb. 28. The lecture was part of the 2023 Holocaust Awareness Week hosted annually at CSU.

‘Antisemitism Today’ addresses concerns of Jewish community

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

With the events of Colorado State University’s Holocaust Awareness Week in full swing, education and discussion surrounding the effects of the Holocaust as well as the culture and experience of the Jewish...

Concerns about bird flu outbreak rise with case numbers

Concerns about bird flu outbreak rise with case numbers

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

As new cases of the H5N1 avian influenza virus continue to affect wild and commercial bird flocks internationally, questions rise on what flock owners and avian health advocates can do. Otherwise coined...

Students in the Black/African American Culture Center office craft vision boards with the help of Bridgette Johnson, assistant vice president at The Office of Inclusive Excellence Feb. 15.

‘Vision Board with Ms. B’ helps students visualize their identities

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter February 20, 2023

In the Black/African American Cultural Center office at Colorado State University, Bridgette Johnson, assistant vice president for inclusive excellence, talked to a group of students about the purpose...

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: A view of fear, love, loss

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’: A view of fear, love, loss

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is DreamWorks Animation’s newest addition to their catalogue of animated features and the direct sequel to “Puss in Boots” from 2011. The story wonderfully tells...

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