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Larry Conley and his coffee shop Photo credit: Julia Trowbridge

Cranked Up Coffee serves up brews on the go in Fort Collins

Matthew Smith May 3, 2017

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to change the name Frank Conley to Larry Conlon. For four years, Larry Conlon of Cranked Up Coffee has been researching and developing his own unique coffee...

Kelci Hartz rehearses with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps in Manama, Bahrain in preperation for the Formula 1 opening ceremonies. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Pascke/Ascend Performing Arts)

CSU tuba players perform at international race in Bahrain

May 3, 2017

  Last week, the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix was commenced with a performance by Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corp. Among the hundred or so elite American performers was Tuba player Kelci...

The Nuance Chocolate sign in Old Town Photo credit: Hakeem Awbrey

From bean to bar: Fort Collins’ Nuance Chocolate makes exotic chocolate from internationally sourced beans

Matthew Smith May 2, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4vNQ6yEgLc&feature=youtu.be It is nigh impossible to tour Old Town and not run into a business in the likes of the Bean Cycle Roasters, New Belgium Brewing or Happy Lucky’s...

Members of the crew behind The Lead Photo credit: Matthew Smith

Campus Film Symposium showcases student-made films

Matthew Smith May 1, 2017

It is a busy day in the CTV newsroom. Staff members pitch stories to Executive Producer Baylee Lakey.   “Frank, what do you got for me?” Lakey asks. “Actually, before you say anything,...

The bathrooms in the Lory Student Center Photo credit: Christian Johnson

The best and worst bathrooms on CSU’s campus

Matthew Smith April 19, 2017

Here is a holistic retrospective on the bathrooms of CSU, both new age and old school. Lory Student Center "I like the ones at the Lory Student Center," student Connor Anderson said about his favorite...

While my guitar gently weeps Photo credit: Matthew Smith

The best and worst restaurant bathrooms around College Avenue in Fort Collins

Matthew Smith April 12, 2017

A restaurant can have everything good going for it: great food, attentive service, atmospheric lighting and music. However, take one trip to the bathroom with its stained walls, broken door lock, Mach-3...

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Judah & The Lion to perform hits off new album in Denver

April 6, 2017

  The band behind the hit "Take It All Back" is on tour this year and their next stop is Colorado. Breakout alt-rock stars Judah & The Lion will be performing at the Ogden Theatre in Denver...

Photo credit: Matthew Smith

‘Xpression!’ dance exhibition brings vibrant hip-hop culture to CSU

March 28, 2017

Fort Collins is not the place one would think of as being home to a vibrant hip-hop dance community. But with Sunday night's "Xpression!" dance exhibition at Colorado State University's Lory Student Center,...

Global Village Museums Egypt: Gift of the Nile presents collection of artifacts

Global Village Museum’s ‘Egypt: Gift of the Nile’ presents collection of artifacts

March 23, 2017

  Right at the entrance to Old Town sits a small, inconspicuous gallery called the Global Village Museum, and it may be the most criminally unrecognized attraction in all of Fort Collins. For...

Global warming, racism and music ecosystems: TEDxCSU adds to the marketplace of ideas

Global warming, racism and music ecosystems: TEDxCSU adds to the marketplace of ideas

March 6, 2017

"I am a racist, sexist, ageist, classist, homophobic, heterosexual and ableist person," said psychologist Dr. Mark Benn at the Lory Student Center Theatre Saturday. "And with all due respect, so are you." Benn's...

Kenzie Isbell, a volunteer for a Little Shop of Physics event, teaches a young boy the trick behind one of events stations. Photo credit: Brooke Buchan

Photo Story: Little Shop of Physics presents open house

February 26, 2017

The Little Shop of Physics, Colorado State University's mobile science museum, hosted an open house at the LSC Saturday. Throughout the day thousands of kids played with Little Shop's over 300 demonstrations....

A scene from Super Gangsters by GBJ Studios, second place at the first Campus Film Symposium (Photo Courtesy of GBJ Studios)

Second Annual Campus Film Symposium to showcase local filmmaking

Matthew Smith February 9, 2017

It is official: the date is set for the Second Annual Campus Film Symposium. The Film Production Society is collecting entries for their next installment of Colorado State University's very own little...

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