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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

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McGill: Let go of the expectations, the should haves and the supposed tos

McGill: Let go of the expectations, the should have’s and the supposed to’s

Haleigh McGill May 9, 2016

That headline is pretty cliche, am I right? I'm cool with it, though, because as Dr. Mark Sloan of 'Grey's Anatomy' said, "Cliches became cliches for a reason. Because they worked." I am forever humbled...

Students were presented with tokens in which they could vote whether they want Federal Tax Dollars to fund Planned Parenthood or Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers.

McGill: “Do we need Planned Parenthood?”

Haleigh McGill April 28, 2016

The recent surges of controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood have finally, after much ado, boiled down to one common question: "Do we need Planned Parenthood?" I've seen it on Facebook, I've seen it...

Guest Column: Conflict Resolution -- How to survive group projects

Guest Column: Conflict Resolution — How to survive group projects

Haleigh McGill April 26, 2016

Conflict Resolution:How to Survive Group Projects___________________________________________________________________________________________________________It’s that time of year again.  You’ve been...

Overlooked in Fort Collins: Substance abuse and mental illness among the homeless

Overlooked in Fort Collins: Substance abuse and mental illness among the homeless

Haleigh McGill April 22, 2016

Video by Haleigh McGill.You are walking down the sidewalk along Mountain Avenue in Old Town on a peaceful, warm afternoon. You stop at the sudden sound of someone speaking to you, but you can’t see where...

McGill: Yelling on the Plaza wont change anything — its not us, its you

McGill: Yelling on the Plaza won’t change anything — it’s not us, it’s you

Haleigh McGill April 13, 2016

I have seen fellow students and religious extremists alike spend an afternoon on the CSU Plaza yelling about something that is important to them to students in passing or the infrequent groups that gather...

LTTE: Free speech -- laws, rights and activity on the Lory Student Center plaza

LTTE: Free speech — laws, rights and activity on the Lory Student Center plaza

Haleigh McGill April 7, 2016

Dear Colorado State University Community: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the...

McGill: Important feedback from talent contest judges is lost to crowd-controlled voting

Haleigh McGill April 5, 2016

Last weekend I had the privilege of participating in CSU's Got Talent for the second year in a row, and as usual, it was an incredible instant-bonding experience with the participants, hosts and all the...

McGill: A generation plagued by overprotected opinions and non-receptive audiences

McGill: A generation plagued by overprotected opinions and non-receptive audiences

Haleigh McGill March 8, 2016

The duration of this year that I have served as the Collegian's opinion editor has been packed with a lot of significant social changes, which have given people of the media and non-media alike much to...

McGill: Death to all recurring opinions about Valentines Day

McGill: Death to all recurring opinions about Valentine’s Day

Haleigh McGill February 11, 2016

I know what a lot of you are thinking right now: It's stupidly ironic for me to write an opinion column about Valentine's Day that essentially says opinions about Valentine's Day are the worst. But,...

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McGill: College is expensive — Red Rocks should offer student discounts

Haleigh McGill February 8, 2016

Raise your hand if you've missed out on at least one concert that you were dying to go to but couldn't quite swing it because college is expensive. Almost everyone? Me too. It's a relatively painful experience,...

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Radiate: Do you still believe in your New Year’s resolution?

Haleigh McGill February 8, 2016

I hope that you aren't upset at yourself for already messing up a 2016 resolution, or for not upholding any of the resolutions you made for last year, or the years before that.I think resolutions are an...

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Radiate: Forget about “body image” and “body love”

Haleigh McGill February 4, 2016

 “Radiate” is the title of this blog, and it is my challenge to you. The dictionary gives us the basic definition of the word, which is to glow; to extend or spread; to emit in waves of light.With...

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