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The Backyard Bird on its inaugural day. (Matt Smith | Collegian)

New Backyard Bird food truck stands out with master chef’s take on fried chicken

Matt Smith May 2, 2018

The fried chicken sandwich is a classic that is difficult to improve upon. Taking up the challenge is the Backyard Bird food truck, with master chef Matt Smith at the helm. “There’s a way to do...

During the question and answer session after their screening,Stevie Salas and Christina Fon answered audience quesitons. Several of the quesitons led them to tell stories of some of the difficulties they encountered in creating the film, from finding an appropriate direction to the challenges with getting major personalities to interview. (Josh Schroeder | Collegian)

ACT Human Rights Festival: ‘Rumble’ recognizes Native American contributions to rock and roll

Matt Smith April 16, 2018

The ACT Human Rights Film Festival went out with a "Rumble." The last film of the festival, "Rumble," examines American culture, specifically the role of Native Americans in defining rock and roll. As...

WGAC to host events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

WGAC to host events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Matt Smith April 4, 2018

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the calendar is stocked with opportunities to learn and heal. Colorado State University's Women and Gender Advocacy Center has events for everyone to take...

Russ and Erin Gathright spar in the cut and thrust category during practice Sunday at CSUs Glenn Morris Field House. (Jon Price | Collegian)

‘If someone did it back then, someone somewhere does it now’: CSU’s Medieval Society keeps the past alive

Matt Smith April 2, 2018

Video by Alyssa Proulx A thousand years after the fact, the medieval age is thriving at Colorado State University. Members of a meta-society embedded in the modern world work to keep its customs,...

A female student balances four beers at a party during the 1982 CSU College Days. This weekend event before finals week started as a picnic in the foothills and 70 years later ended in drunken riots and countless arrests. (Courtesy of the CSU Historic Photograph Collection)

Tour de Stumbling Drunks to visit Old Town

Matt Smith March 31, 2018

Tour de Stumbling Drunks is set to take over Old Town next week in a display of Fort Collins' passions for costumes and alcohol poisoning.  Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Burnett's Pineapple Vodka,...

6 TED Talks to watch before TEDxCSU this weekend

6 TED Talks to watch before TEDxCSU this weekend

Matt Smith March 22, 2018

Some of the greatest minds in Northern Colorado are coming to Colorado State University this weekend, and they have a lot to say. The event is TEDxCSU on March 25, an annual conference which, according...

Trayce Chapman performs at Clash of the Titans. Photo credit: Miranda Moses

United Men of Color announce largest rap battle in Colorado, ‘Clash of the Titans VII,’ to occur March 31

Matt Smith March 7, 2018

At the end of March, eight rappers will descend on the Lory Student Center Theatre in one of CSU's biggest hip-hop events of the year. With the return of Clash of the Titans, Fort Collins is set...

Adrian Zdrobis, a rock climber of 25 years, tries out the rock climbing wall guided with lasers. The lasers determine which grips can be used, with the different colors denoting different things.With a duplicate rock wall around the world, there are an infinite combination of laser patterns that the climber can try, and patterns can be created and shared through an app. (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

New interactive climbing wall at Ascent Studios is the first of its kind

Matt Smith December 6, 2017

For the first time since its inception nearly two centuries ago, the rock climbing sport of bouldering has received a major update. It’s called the Tension Board, and Ascent Studios in south Fort...

Colorado State University begins the 43rd annual Parade of Lights on December 1, 2017, with performances by the marching band, winter guard, and the cheerleaders. (Colin Shepherd | Collegian)

CSU Marching Band leads the Parade of Lights in Denver

Matt Smith December 3, 2017

[new_royalslider id="680"]   At the front of the column of floats, balloons and costumed puppeteers lead the 265-strong Colorado State University Marching Band, playing through their repertoire...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico; Blue Roofs installed by FEMA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can be seen on multiple houses in a coastal neighborhood near Puerto Ricos capital. Photo by FEMA

Aggie Theatre benefit concert to fundraise for Puerto Rico

Matt Smith November 8, 2017

About 3.4 million U.S. citizens are caught in a historic humanitarian disaster. Hospitals are without power. Food and water are scarce. A month on, Puerto Rico is still in critical condition. In an October...

Oak Street Plaza illuminated with thousands of LED lights.

Holiday Lighting Ceremony signals beginning of winter in Fort Collins

Matt Smith November 4, 2017

Video by Marlo Lundak It may not even be Thanksgiving yet, but the holidays are already upon us in Fort Collins. Hundreds gathered in Old Town Friday to usher in the holiday season with the lighting...

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)

‘Ghosting’ impacts students this Halloween season

Matt Smith October 29, 2017

There’s another type of ghost haunting the students of Colorado State University this Halloween: the ghost of relationships past.   They blink out of someone’s life in an instant in a phenomenon...

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