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Morantz: My Collegian breakup letter

Morantz: My Collegian breakup letter

Lucy Morantz, Co-Photo Director May 3, 2023
I’ve been sitting in front of my computer thinking of what The Collegian has meant to me throughout my college career and the same unavoidable answer keeps coming to mind: The Collegian has been my most significant relationship. Accordingly, I felt the most appropriate way for me to fill this column is to treat it as my breakup letter.  So brace yourself. 
Colorado State University dance students perform Expedition choreographed by faculty member Susie Garifi during the spring dance concerts first official dress rehearsal April 12.

Gallery: Spring Dance Concert

Louisa Petrillo, Staff Photographer April 19, 2023

The Colorado State University annual Spring Dance Concert took place April 14-15 at the University Center for the Arts. The concert began with rehearsals choreographed by faculty members — including...

Photo illustration by Lucy Morantz

Nostalgia and novelty: Ranking classic, inventive fruit pipes

Lucy Morantz, Photo Director March 2, 2023

I’m proud to say my first time ever smoking was out of an apple. Back then, my best friend and I had to watch multiple YouTube tutorials before we had a functional, but by no means preferable, fruit...

Taylor Fest goers dance at the Aggie Theatre in Old Town Feb. 11. Taylor Fest is an event that travels across the country to bring Taylor Swift fans together, often selling out venues as they did at the Aggie.

Gallery: Taylor Fest sells out the Aggie Theatre

Lucy Morantz, Photo Director February 16, 2023

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Honeybee pollinates flowers

Gallery: The sweetest club at CSU

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director October 20, 2022

The Colorado State University Apiculture Club met Oct. 11 to treat their hives for mites following an unusually high mite count at the last meeting. With autumn in full swing, the club members gathered...

University outside hitter Kennedy Stanford (17) serves the ball

Gallery: Rams spike Cowgirls back to Wyoming

Lucy Morantz, Co-Photo Director September 22, 2022

Colorado State setter Ciera Pritchard throws the ball up to serve it against the University of California, Santa Barbara

Madness is back in Moby

Tri Duong, Co-Photo Director August 31, 2022

Jason Thornton and Annie Lien student directors of the Colorado State University spring fashion show pose for a portrait in the Gifford design building

CSU spring fashion show returns in person after 2 years

Michael Giles, Assistant photo editor April 29, 2022

The Colorado State University fashion show production and event planning class prepared for the first live, in-person spring fashion show in two years. The Department of Design and Merchandising Fashion...

Members of the Colorado State softball team huddle closely due to cold weather during a time out April 10, 2022

CSU softball ends losing streak against University of New Mexico

Reuel Indurkar, Photographer April 21, 2022

Recovering from a three-game losing streak prior to their series against The University of New Mexico, the Colorado State University softball team defeated the Lobos 8-0 at home April 10.    

Pasha Ripley, a speaker organized by the Denver Women’s March, opens up to the crowd about their experiences as a sex worker and why sex work should be decriminalized on the steps to the Colorado State Capitol Oct. 2. Ripley also is an organizer of the Parasol Patrol, which is a community-based organization with a mission statement to shield LGBTQ+ youth from protesters and hate speech. (Lucy Morantz | The Collegian)

Denver responds to Texas abortion restrictions

Lucy Morantz, Photographer October 7, 2021

Hundreds of protesters from Denver and surrounding cities and suburbs attended the Denver Women’s March the morning of Saturday, Oct. 2, outside the Colorado State Capitol. Denver’s march was one of...

Freshmen Caden Cope and Ryan Higman practice Jeet Kune Do outside the Student Recreation Center Sept. 24, 2020. Cope, a third-generation Bruce Lee student, practices this version of martial arts to keep his “skill sharp, create agility, and form structure,” so he will be prepared for any situation in a fight. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Frame by Frame: A look back at fall 2020 through Fort Collins Focus photos

Lucy Morantz December 9, 2020

Everyone has a story. In recognition of this, The Collegian photo desk has worked to diversify the stories being told in our community and celebrate individuals and their stories through the Fort Collins...

A Joe Biden supporter stands on the steps to the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, waving an American flag and a Biden campaign flag hours after Biden was declared the president-elect Nov. 7. (Lucy Morantz | The Collegian)

Frame by frame: President-elect Joe Biden celebrations

Lucy Morantz November 11, 2020

Hours after Joe Biden was declared the president-elect of the U.S., crowds of Biden supporters gathered at the Colorado State Capitol and marched through the streets of downtown Denver. The following...

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