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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

A group from Fort Collins Marimba plays music for the crowd gathered at Africa and Ale at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art on May 3, 2019. (Alyse Oxenford | Collegian)

The Africa Center celebrates African culture, sustainability for fourth year

Lyra Wiley May 5, 2019

Dedicated students, faculty and community members came together in the fourth annual "Africa and Ale" May 3 to celebrate African studies, culture and the future of sustainability.  “It’s just...

Collegian Reviews (Illustration by Caleb Carpenter | Collegian)

FoCoMX crowd gets down with Funky Business

Lyra Wiley April 30, 2019

Funk is always a mood, and usually the only businesses I’m interested in. When paired with a beer at New Belgium, it’s transcendental. It makes me want to move my shoulders in ways they’ve never...

Local cafe Ginger and Baker serves their specialty pastries along with eight other vendors from local restaurants at the first annual FoCo Cafe Spring Soiree fundraiser event held in Everyday Joes Coffeehouse. FoCo cafe is located in Old town and has a mission of building community by providing nutritious and delicious meals to the people of Fort Collins regardless of their ability to pay. Apr. 12. (Alyssa Uhl | The Collegian)

FoCo Cafe’s first annual Spring Soiree serves, supports community

Lyra Wiley April 15, 2019

  FoCo Cafes’ first annual Spring Soiree fundraiser presented food and drinks from a variety of different local suppliers, further celebrating their mission of serving and supporting the...

PRISM brings Broadway to CSU with Drag! The Musical!

PRISM brings Broadway to CSU with ‘Drag! The Musical!’

Lyra Wiley April 3, 2019

Detailed as one of the largest university drag shows in Colorado, The Colorado State University Drag Show is putting on their annual showing Sunday in the Grand Ballroom of the Lory Student Center at 6...

The Aggie Theatre has been sold to the Mishawaka Amphitheatre and Z2 Entertainment, who have partnered to create Fort Collins Entertainment. (AJ Frankson | Collegian)

Fort Collins Entertainment takes over Aggie Theatre

Lyra Wiley March 10, 2019

Editor's Note: Dani Grant, the new owner of the Aggie Theatre and owner of The Mishawaka Amphitheatre sits on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation, the parent company of...

The exterior of the new Crooked Stave taproom in Old Town, Fort Collins. (Skyler Pradhan | Collegian)

Crooked Stave Taproom returns to its roots

Lyra Wiley February 25, 2019

Editor's Note: Some of the quotes have been changed or redacted to reflect accurate information about the brewery. Located at the north end of Old Town as a part of The Exchange, Crooked Stave is contributing...

With the help of dating apps and direct messaging, finding your next significant other can either be a blessing or a curse. (Collegian file photo)

Dating meets technology: the art of online dating

Lyra Wiley February 14, 2019

It’s a new age for dating culture where every right-swipe opens new doors filled with possibilities. Meeting someone in person has almost been replaced by easy, quick and fun connections with strangers...

Wes Kenney and the Fort Collins Symphony stand for applause at the end of their performance. Shot by Lyra Wiley.

Fort Collins Symphony presents season 69 of Odyssey: Sound Travels

Lyra Wiley February 4, 2019

Wes Kenney has been a music conductor for close to 50 years. Through his conductor position, he has had opportunities to perform all around the world in places like China, the Czech Republic...

Dress by Sydney Pursel. Hybrid costumes, star-quilt costumes.

‘Intricate Form’ exhibit displays Native American art

Lyra Wiley January 30, 2019

Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel wants to be seen as more than just a caricature. Through her artwork, Pursel expresses her social activism at the “Intricate Form” exhibit in the Museum...

Plunge participants in Horsetooth Reservoir as Larimer County Dive Rescue Team guards. Courtesy of Green Events Colorado

Locals dive into Horsetooth Reservoir for 7th Polar Bear Run and Plunge

Lyra Wiley January 22, 2019

People dressed in swimsuits and costumes stood before Horsetooth Reservoir in 37-degree weather waiting for their turn to plunge into the icy waters in the name of fun on Jan. 19.   The Polar Bear Run...

Customer Diana Givens eats lunch with her son at Foco Cafe on Friday, Dec. 7. (Collegian | Anna von Pechmann)

Fort Collins locals support communities through food

Lyra Wiley December 10, 2018

The saying that food brings people together couldn’t be more true for many community spaces in Fort Collins. These community spaces take different forms and offer various services, but they were created...

Jack Palmer and Ashley Lewis, both sophomore business majors, exchange gifts before an evening date. (Photo Credit: Christina Vessa)

7 D.I.Y. holiday gift ideas and events for the crafty gift-giver

Lyra Wiley December 6, 2018

With the semester coming to an end, the holidays will be here sooner than expected. The college student budget might not allow for extravagant presents, but this list of seven easy and budget-friendly...

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