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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
The Africa Center holds its fourth annual "Africa and Ale" as a celebration of African culture, African studies and sustainability research in Africa.
Collegian Reviews (Illustration by Caleb Carpenter | Collegian)

FoCoMX crowd gets down with Funky Business

Lyra Wiley April 30, 2019
Funky Business, a local Fort Collins band, plays their second year at FoCoMX, giving songs a funky fresh twist.
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 Cafe has its first annual Spring Soiree held at Everyday Joes Coffee House. Providing food from neighborhood restaurants, it served and supported the community.
PRISM brings Broadway to CSU with Drag! The Musical!

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

Lyra Wiley April 3, 2019
Drag! The Musical! premiers in the Lory Student Center Sunday, April 7. Special guest Shea Coulee, from season 9 of Ru Paul's Drag Race, will be at the event as well as performers like Trey Suits, Jessica L'Whor, Evelyn Evermoore and Felony Misdemeanor.
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
Z2 Entertainment and The Mishawaka team up to take over the Aggie Theatre on March 1.
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
Chad Yakobson, CSU alumni, has opened Crooked Stave's second location in Fort Collins. The storefront is a part of The Exchange, which combines various businesses to create an inclusive community setting.
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
In this new age of dating culture revolving around apps like Grindr, Bumble, Hinge and Tinder, there is proper etiquette to follow and mistakes to avoid.
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
Conductor Wes Kenney directs Odyssey: Sound Travels "London to Leningrad" performed by Fort Collins Symphony. Hsing-ay Hsu performs as the featured guest artist.
Dress by Sydney Pursel. Hybrid costumes, star-quilt costumes.

‘Intricate Form’ exhibit displays Native American art

Lyra Wiley January 30, 2019
Brenda Mallory and Sydney Jane Brooke Campbell Maybrier Pursel, recipients of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists, make up the Intricate Form exhibit being held in Museum of Art Fort Collins until March 17, 2019.
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
Green Events Colorado holds seventh annual Polar Bear Run and Plunge at Horsetooth Reservoir. The 5-kilometer race ends with a plunge into Horsetooth Reservoir.
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 Fort Collins Food Cooperative, FoCo Cafe, and Gals That Brunch all center around bringing people together and strengthening community through food.
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
7 DIY cheap and easy gift ideas for this Christmas season. Anything from beer coasters to gift baskets to DIY events happening in Fort Collins.
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