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Beer Edition: Beer isn’t just for men, so why do advertisers market it that way?

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist April 11, 2022
Beer is typically seen as a "man's drink," a stereotype that is upheld by advertisers and breweries across the country, but it's time we change that.
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Lopez: CSU supports self-discovery

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist April 6, 2022
College can be scary, but Colorado State University has clearly committed to upholding a respectful and inclusive environment.
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Lopez: Stop questioning the legitimacy of transgender athletes

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist March 30, 2022
Lia Thomas, a transgender woman, followed all of the NCAA rules and should be able to keep her title.
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Lopez: Birth control needs to be widely accessible, affordable

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist March 8, 2022
People have spent too long wondering where they can get contraceptives and how they can afford them, and it's clear we need a change.
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Lopez: More can be done in fight for diversity, representation at CSU

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist March 1, 2022
Racial and ethnic stereotyping in the classroom is extremely damaging to students from diverse backgrounds. It is time we made changes so that every student feels included and represented.
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Lopez: With rent prices increasing, it’s clearly time for U+2 to go

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist February 15, 2022
With rent prices increasing in the Front Range area, it should be clear that it's time for U+2 to become a thing of the past.
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Lopez: There is privilege in being heard; stop spreading conspiracies

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist February 10, 2022
Anti-maskers and COVID-19 "truthers" should check their privilege when using their right to free speech to actively spread misinformation.
Samantha Patrick sits above the roughly 1,200-strong crowd that turned out for Fort Collins Local Girl Gangs Planned Parenthood solidarity rally Feb. 11, 2017.

Lopez: Our bodies are not your politics; stop debating abortion

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Collumnist February 3, 2022
Recent debate about abortion in the U.S. shows how lawmakers feel about women's autonomy. Debating access to medical procedures is just patriarchal government overreach.
A ballot drop box outside of the Larimer County Courthouse Offices Sept. 15, 2020. Colorados Election Day was Nov. 3, but there was an early voting period that started Oct. 19 and ran until Nov. 2.

Lopez: We have the right to be heard, but not according to the Senate

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist January 26, 2022
After the Senate blocked the most recent voting rights bill, college students should be on the front lines fighting for equality.
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Lopez: Colorado State University staff deserves our gratitude

Dominique Lopez, Collegian Columnist January 25, 2022
In a time full of loss and chaos, it's important to remember to thank those in our community for their commitment to preserving normalcy, wherever that may be.
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Lopez: Dropping out sounds nice, but persevering is better

Dominique Lopez, Opinion Columnist December 7, 2021
Finals are tough on everyone, and you may feel like dropping out is the next best thing, but it's important to persevere before embarking on a very well-deserved winter break.
A hiker at the Maxwell Natural Area passes a sign placed by the First Nations Right Relations Gathering for Hughes Land Back Aug. 22. Colorado State University planned to develop the Hughes land, but activists hoped the site could be used as a gathering place for Indigenous people.

Lopez: Public schools can teach better Indigenous history

Dominique Lopez November 16, 2021

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. Imagine sitting down in...

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