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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Forrest Czarnecki, Editor-in-Chief. (Austin Fleskes | The Collegian)

Czarnecki: It wasn’t just good while it lasted, it was great

Forrest Czarnecki May 10, 2020

Dear readers,  How do you say goodbye to something that is part of your own identity, something that is so deeply ingrained into who you are that it’s impossible to winnow out? It’s hard for me to...

The Wake Up Slap serves a Colorado State Universitys primary source of not fake news. (Amy Noble | The Wake Up Slap)

LFTE: Why we changed our name: ‘It’s time to tell you the truth … the REAL truth’

Forrest Czarnecki March 31, 2020

Dear readers,  The wool has been pulled over society’s eyes for too long, and we’ve had enough of it. The truth is out there, and you deserve to know what it is. That’s why we changed our name...

Colorado State Universitys plaza receives a huge wave a preachers the fall semester of 2018.  God is good, rang through the air as students maneuvered around the eager evangelists. (Photo courtesy of Claire Oliver).

With no students on campus, religious people on Plaza face brutal mutiny after asking each other ‘if they have a minute’

Forrest Czarnecki March 31, 2020

As tears pooled in the corner of his eyes, he dropped his face into the palms of his hands. The sunglasses fell from the top of his head and clattered to the ground. His JanSport backpack rested on his...

Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell awaits the December Class of 2020 students with oranges, brownies, and capri suns to congratulate them on finishing the semester. (Annie von Porcupine | The Wake Up Slap)

Joyce McConnell celebrates halfway point of semester with orange slices, promises Capri Sun and brownies at end of year

Forrest Czarnecki March 31, 2020

It was time to break out some of Florida’s finest on Monday as Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell kicked off a campus-wide celebration of reaching the halfway point in the spring semester. With...

Changes to the Non-Tenture Track Faculty hiring and pay at Colorado State University have resulted in significant changes for current PhD students. PhD students who are working as instructors have been stripped of health, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as losing their retirement plan options. In order to maintain their employment, some students are having to pay the university for credit hours and have opted into the student health insurance plan. (Photo Illustration by Colin Shepherd | The Collegian)

CSU files for bankruptcy after collecting tuition on shortened semester

Forrest Czarnecki March 31, 2020

Colorado State University has filed for every single type of bankruptcy possible in a shocking move, only days after sending out a statement saying they would still milk the cow and collect every cent...

How we are covering George Flyd/BLM protests

LFTE: With a heavy heart, we have printed our last edition of the semester

Forrest Czarnecki March 25, 2020

Dear readers,  Well, as the saying goes, this is the end of the line. Unfortunately, we have printed the last edition of The Collegian for the spring semester of 2020.  While it breaks my heart to...

How we are covering George Flyd/BLM protests

LFTE: Ads in our paper don’t mean endorsement

Forrest Czarnecki and Austin Fleskes March 2, 2020

Dear readers, You may have noticed in some recent editions of the newspaper and on The Collegian website there have been a lot of Mike Bloomberg political advertisements. In the paper they are hard to...

The Collegian stands with the CU Independent

The Collegian stands with the CU Independent

Forrest Czarnecki and Austin Fleskes December 12, 2019

Dear readers,  This past Monday, news broke that the University of Colorado Boulder was defunding the CU Independent, the editorially-independent student media outlet at CU, to focus on a faculty-led...

A Colorado Proud Boy (hands behind back) gets detained outside the Charlie Kirk Culture War event at the University Center for the Arts Oct. 22, 2019. The event featured both Charlie Kirk, a prominent conservative speaker, and Donald Trump Jr., where they discussed conservative values and socialism in the U.S. (Forrest Czarnecki | The Collegian)

Scenes from Charlie Kirk’s ‘Culture War’ event

Forrest Czarnecki October 23, 2019

The Young Democratic Socialists of America, members of Antifa, the Colorado Proud Boys and people who were unable to enter the University Center for the Arts took to opposite sides of Remington Street...

Breonna Abuya speaks at the Associated Students of Colorado State University senate session Sept. 18, 2019, during a discussion of the blackface image that has been circulating on social media recently. The senate session was moved to the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center to a accommodate for an unusually large crowd size. (Forrest Czarnecki | The Collegian)

LFTE: Why we covered the blackface photo the way we did

Forrest Czarnecki and Austin Fleskes September 20, 2019

As the editorial leaders of The Collegian, we wanted to let the community know one thing: we hear you. We hear your criticisms, and we want to explain how our coverage of the blackface photo and its impact...

Forrest Czarnecki, Editor-in-Chief. (Austin Fleskes | The Collegian)

Meet the editor: Forrest Czarnecki, editor in chief

Forrest Czarnecki August 25, 2019

Forrest Czarnecki is honored and excited to serve as the editor in chief of The Collegian for the 2019-20 academic year. If you have read The Collegian online before or picked up a copy of the newspaper,...

(Photo Illustration by Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

We’re looking for new voices on campus: Come be one of them

Forrest Czarnecki August 25, 2019

Dear readers,  There are quite a few reasons why Colorado State University is such a great place — nice views, a friendly community and, of course, the students that make us one of the premier universities...

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