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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

A sculpture sits in Old Town Square.

Sculpture in the Square highlights local artists

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter April 26, 2022

Fort Collins is home to a strong community of artists and creatives who have beautified the city in a unique and enduring fashion. Fort Collins Art Week strives to give these artists a collaborative, public...

(Graphic illustration by Sophia Sirokman | The Collegian)

7 movies, shows so trippy there’s no need to be stoned

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter April 19, 2022
For those of you looking for trippy experiences without the trip, here are seven movies and TV shows that are so trippy you don’t need to be high.
A man in a red shirt plays keyboard at the Awake Sober Bar. Behind him is a plant and a glowing yellow sign that says, Together, we wake up, and next to him is a table with two non-alcoholic beverages.

Beer Edition: Denver’s Awake sober bar offers a creative escape from alcohol culture

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter April 12, 2022

For many 20-somethings, a large part of socialization is local nightlife. It is the essence of the college experience, and with bars reopening and mask mandates being lifted, it stands to reason that many...

5 Books to read to learn about indigenous perspectives of history.

5 books you should read on Indigenous history, perspectives

Ivy Secrest November 18, 2021

It is so easy to practice mindless advocacy: speaking on behalf of groups you don't understand and can never be a part of. Indigenous groups are often included in this kind of allyship.  It is easy...

(Graphic Illustration by Lee Billiot | The Collegian)

7 stress-free costumes to try out this Halloween

Ivy Secrest October 26, 2021

Halloween comes around way too fast to pull off the extravagant costume you likely came up with the day after Halloween last year. With the stress of courses and work (or just life), it can feel impossible...

Halloween candy and decorations Oct. 23. (Photo illustration by Michael Marquardt | The Collegian)

5 ways to support Fort Collins this spooky season

Ivy Secrest October 25, 2021

When fall hits, just about all you want to do is cozy up with some goodies under a fuzzy blanket and watch scary movies until you’re given the magical gift of Thanksgiving break. Even if scary movies...

(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

‘These Seven Sicknesses’ reflects on society within a pandemic

Ivy Secrest October 13, 2021

A burst of mist fills the room, the lights shift and a bizarre chanting song begins, welcoming the audience to “These Seven Sicknesses.” Written by Sean Graney and directed by Saffron Henke, the...

(Graphic illustration by Robbie Haynes | The Collegian)

‘The Alpinist’ explores a climber’s essence through his trek

Ivy Secrest September 29, 2021

In a world laced with an incessant need for credit and validation, the perspective of Canadian mountain climber Marc-André Leclerc was a breath of fresh air. Through the tireless work of Nick Rosen,...

(Graphic illustration by Robbie Haynes | The Collegian)

Better representation leads to better storytelling in ‘Shang-Chi’

Ivy Secrest September 20, 2021

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, is the perfect Marvel Studios movie for a new Marvel fan. With no ties to previous series or films, this movie brings...

(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

Marvel moves toward female empowerment with ‘Black Widow’

Ivy Secrest August 24, 2021

When women ask for strong and relatable female leads, they are often met with hyper-sexualized characters who demean feminine qualities and mainly exist to benefit the male gaze. This lack of genuine...

Hikers trek up a Colorado trail. (Collegian File Photo)

A safer spring fling: COVID-19 free dates for your April

Ivy Secrest April 5, 2021

Many of us crave that deep, affectionate, all-inspiring love that provides you with comfort and the feeling of being understood, but when rules of socialization changed due to the pandemic, it became...

(Graphic Illustration by Charlie Dillon | The Collegian)

‘Ginny & Georgia’ creates drama and intrigue in relationships

Ivy Secrest March 21, 2021

Imagine if your favorite sitcoms were sprinkled with little bits of murder mystery. This is the enticing mystique of Netflix’s original series “Ginny & Georgia.”  Georgia Miller, played...

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