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El Centro Office in Lory Student Center on April 2. (Anna von Pechmann | Collegian)

El Centro director left mark on center, moves to new position

Gerson Flores February 27, 2020

In 1985, Guadalupe Salazar arrived at Colorado State University as an office coordinator for El Centro. This year, she serves as the director for the cultural center for the last time. After over 25 years...

Dating apps have become a popular alternative to meeting people in person. Users upload an online profile of themselves, and if matched with another person, they can start chatting through the app. Online dating services have been around for 20 years, but have recently become more common Feb. 23, 2020. (Skyler Pradhan | Collegian)

It’s Complicated: How dating apps affect mental health

Gerson Flores February 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a series that explores various issues related to college relationships and how they impact students’ mental health. With the rise of new technology within...

Members of the #NotProudToBe blackout event stand in front of the stage as President Joyce McConnell gives her 2019 Fall Address Sept. 19. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

Prejudice and discrimination: The effect on Rams

Gerson Flores February 20, 2020

When incidents of bias hit Colorado State University in the fall semester, including a blackface photo, a swastika drawn at Aggie Village and the N-word found written in the IM field bathrooms, CSU responded...

Dishes in the Foundry dining hall on Feb 16. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

Extra meal swipes: Where do they go?

Gerson Flores February 18, 2020

It's a fairly common sight in the dining halls on campus — plates of half-eaten food traveling down a carousel back into the kitchen so the leftovers can be discarded or composted, a fate many meals...

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha poses in the lobby of the Hilton in Fort Collins with her book “What the Eyes Don’t See”. (Lucy Morantz | The Collegian)

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha brings Flint water crisis to Fort Collins

Gerson Flores February 15, 2020

Images of brown water streaming from home faucets in Flint, Michigan, went viral in 2014-15. Nowadays, the commotion around the Flint water crisis has largely dissipated, but the problem remains roughly...

The entrance to the Colorado State University Black / African American Cultural Center office located on the third floor of The Lory Student Center. (Lucy Morantz | Collegian)

Ubuntu: ‘I Am Because We Are’ Black History Month events

Gerson Flores January 30, 2020

With Black History Month right around the corner, the Black/African American Cultural Center at Colorado State University has put together 32 events to bring the community together this February.  Events...

Photo courtesy of Chelsey Beardsley.

Student parents at CSU: ‘We’re here’

Gerson Flores January 27, 2020

Students at Colorado State University came together to create the first Student Parent Organization on campus last semester, offering resources, support and a community for students with children.  The...

Dozens of Poinsettias, wreaths, and other holiday flowers were lined up inside the green house for purchase. The green house then led into a small gift shop for visitors to browse holiday trinkets and get warm. Photo credit: Brooke Buchan

Ongoing poinsettia sale ‘hands-on’ experience for students

Gerson Flores December 12, 2019

Without missing a beat this holiday season, the department of horticulture and landscape architecture at Colorado State University is hosting its annual poinsettia sale, giving students and community members...

photo illustration for meat (sorry not sure what to caption these!)
(Luke Bourland | The Collegian)

Where Food Comes From Market: ‘More than just a store’

Gerson Flores December 12, 2019

For the last 30 years, the animal sciences department has sold meat to students and community members alike. This April, it finally inaugurated its official store, Ram Country Meats: Where Food Comes From...

Associated Students of Colorado State University Associate Senator for the Adult Learners and Veterans Services and sophomore psychology student Hannah Brech presents the Student Parent Absence Resolution 4907 at the Nov. 13 senate session. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

Hannah Brech: Listener, defender, adult learner

Gerson Flores December 10, 2019

On a campus of tens of thousands of traditional students, an adult learner has taken on a leadership role to help others feel welcomed and represented. Once the spring semester began in 2019, Hannah Brech,...

The Colorado State University Recreation Center has solar panels both out front, as well as all over the roof, which is a small portion of CSUs overall sustainability efforts, Nov. 16. (Addie Kuettner | The Collegian)

CSU reduces, reuses, rethinks environmental effects

Gerson Flores November 20, 2019

Following the plan to use 100% renewable energy by 2030, Colorado State University recently acquired renewable energy certificates that don't just benefit people in the present, but also future generations. Over...

Kristina Maldonado Bad Hand gives a keynote speech in the Longs Peak Room of the Lory Student Center Nov. 12. Maldonado Bad Hand talked about art, the differences between culture and heritage, and her new company ayA Studios LLC. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

Kristina Maldonado Bad Hand speaks on journey as Indigenous artist

Gerson Flores November 14, 2019

A message of change, education, connection and art came with the keynote speaker for Native American Heritage Month. Kristina Maldonado Bad Hand, keynote speaker for Colorado State University's Native...

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