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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Meltzner: Thank you, CSU, for not being what I wanted but what I needed

Meltzner: Thank you, CSU, for not being what I wanted but what I needed

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor May 4, 2022
I arrived on campus as a freshman and could not have been less excited to be there, feeling nervous about college and stability, but CSU and The Collegian changed my life for the better.
(Collegian file photo) beer pong

Beer Edition: The top 5 beer games ranked

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor April 10, 2022
The tradition of beer games is an integral part to the college experience, but which ones are the best to play? We've got you covered with this list of the top five beer games.
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Meltzner: Streaming services are preying on younger users’ wallets

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor March 29, 2022
Netflix is one of many streaming services that have begun engaging in predatory business practices targeted at the 20-something demographic, and it needs to be recognized and stopped.
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Meltzner: Promoting activism on social media does more harm than good

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor March 22, 2022
The current conflict in Ukraine makes this an apt time to reassess the way we engage with activism and other informative resources on social media.
(Graphic Illustration by Alyson Serio | The Collegian)

Seriously: The 2022 Olympics were the greatest Olympics of all time

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor March 2, 2022
Between the scandals, the boycotts and the complaints from both viewers and athletes, it seems like the Beijing Olympics were a failure, but if you take a closer look, you'll see the greatness of the Games.
A professor teaches in a large classroom with clearly marked seats for students to ensure social distancing Sept. 1, 2020.

Meltzner: America desperately needs to fix its education system

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor February 22, 2022
The American education system was hit hard by the pandemic, but the issues are deeper than COVID-19 chaos. We need to change how we address education before it's too late.
Former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium Feb. 5, 2017. Mandatory credit: Mark J. Rebilas — USA TODAY Sports

Meltzner: Tom Brady finally retired — athlete worship should do the same

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor February 16, 2022
Tom Brady's recent retirement from the National Football League opens a discussion about the effects of athletic worship, which starts at the college level.
The bar of The Magic Rat showcases the nights entertainment in lights at the Elizabeth Hotel Jan 26. The open mic event was hosted by K Colorado State University radio station partnered with Land of Bands.

Fort Collins’ music scene fosters artistic free speech

JD Meltzner, Opinion Editor February 8, 2022

Freedom of speech is perhaps the most divisive of the rights so long ago promised to Americans. The extent to which it protects our speech and actions is constantly debated in a multitude of social arenas,...

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Meltzner: To the class of 2022: Let’s ease our graduation anxiety

JD Meltzner, Collegian Columnist January 25, 2022
Graduating and moving into the infamous real world is scary, but you're not alone in your fears.
Finals week survival guide photo illustration (Collegian file photo)

Meltzner: We need to change the final grading structure

JD Meltzner, Collegian Columnist December 8, 2021
Our academic futures should not be decided by the results of a few weeks of schoolwork, and we should not be forced to forfeit grades in some areas for better grades in others.
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Meltzner: CSU is helping politically reinform America’s heartland

JD Meltzner November 10, 2021

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. American politics are...

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Meltzner: Terrifying tales from the tunnels of Fort Collins

JD Meltzner October 26, 2021

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. Fort Collins, incorporated...

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