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Loveland’s Tierkrieger blends death and black metal. Photo credit: James Wyatt

Tierkreiger brings brutality to the Fort Collins area

James Wyatt April 25, 2017

In some circles, no genre holds more disdain than death metal with its themes and images of brutality and horror. Seldom do those unacquainted with the genre think of the differences between death and...

Joey Bada$$ at Splash Festival in 2013. (Photo courtesy of

Joey Bada$$ proves himself to be more than a revivalists with latest album

James Wyatt April 20, 2017

Brooklyn’s very own Joey Bada$$ along with his Pro Era crew have been an immense force in the boom-bap revival of New York City. Along with other young acts like Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers,...

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Miguel Mascorro, 86 Maintenance Squadron, has his head shaved as he participates in the first St. Baldricks event held on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 26, 2010. The St. Baldricks Foundation is an organization that tasks volunteers with getting sponsored to have their heads shaved as a demonstration of their camaraderie to children that have been diagnosed with cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich)

Alpha Phi Omega to host fundraiser for childhood cancer

James Wyatt April 20, 2017

Alpha Phi Omega will host a fundraiser April 21 with the St. Baldrick's Foundation where attendees will have the opportunity to shave their heads in solidarity for children with cancer. St. Baldrick's...

Conor Horgan and Rory ONeill field questions after the showing of their documentary The Queen of Ireland during the ACT Human Rights Film Festival. (Davis Bonner | Collegian)

CSU hosts Colorado’s only human rights film festival

April 19, 2017

What exactly is a human rights film festival? It is a question that can be answered a lot of different ways, but Colorado State University's ACT Human Rights Film Festival brings a simple message to the...

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Best albums to listen to on 4/20

James Wyatt April 18, 2017

Does weed make music better or does music weed better? It is the modern chicken-or-the-egg question, but most people will probably agree that any good 4/20 needs good music. For those planning on hanging...

Rory ONeil, also known as Panti Bliss, opens the ACT Human Rights Film Festival in the movie Queen of Ireland. (Photo courtesy of ACT Human Rights Film Festival)

ACT Human Rights Film Festival: ‘Queen of Ireland’ takes viewers inside Rory O’Neil’s fight for equality

April 17, 2017

When it comes to a human rights film festival, it seems there can not be a higher honor than having your film play the opening night. This year, the honor went to "Queen of Ireland," which kicked off the...

Air Force Master Sgt. Billie Wilson takes part in a volunteer community relations program trip to the Zabuli Education Center for girls and women in Kabul May 8. (Photo courtesy of

ACT Human Rights Film Festival: ‘What Tomorrow Brings’ offers a compassionate tale on the power of education

April 17, 2017

The United States is largely a country that is unaware of many of the difficulties women around the world face in seeking education in the hope of bettering their lives. Figures like Malala Yousazfai...

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GoldLink stays true to formula with new album, but lacks innovation

James Wyatt April 11, 2017

Characterized by his jittery flow and sensibilities for danceable rhythms, rapper GoldLink has been making waves in the hip-hop scene for a few years now. Hailing from Washington, D.C., GoldLink along...

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Freddie Gibbs embraces his resurrection following his acquittal in new album

April 5, 2017

Gary, Indiana’s very own Freddie Gibbs for much of his own career has reminded listeners of the late Tupac Shakur from his lyrical sensibilities and gangster persona. A charming comparison Gibbs has...

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ fumbles due to whitewashing and lack of intrigue

James Wyatt April 4, 2017

“Ghost in the Shell” starring Scarlett Johansson, based off the Japanese manga and animated series of the same name, has already begun to catch a lot of flak for not living up to the original series. In...

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JJ’s Bar & Grill brings oven fired pizza to south Fort Collins

James Wyatt April 4, 2017

For the past 26 years the Pflipsen family has has dominated the crossroads of Harmony and South Taft Hill with their gas station, car wash, liquor store and storage facility. The year is 2017 and now...

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RuPaul’s newest album makes America fierce again

James Wyatt March 30, 2017

In a year that has needed Rupaul’s presence the most, the Glamazon is officially back with the premiere of the ninth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and the release of “American,” Ru’s latest...

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