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Many students across college campuses will deal with stress and anxiety at some point through their college career. The National Alliance for Mental Illness says one in five people will have a diagnosed mental illness or mental health issue in a given year. (Photo Illustration by: Megan Fischer)

Students and campus initiatives work on mental health issues, reducing stress

Megan Fischer May 9, 2016

For Spencer Nolan, mental health became important after his cousin committed suicide during Nolan's freshman year of college. Since then, it became personal for him to make sure those around him struggling...

Angela Stroud reaches to place her foot against a climbing wall during a climbing practice. Stroud, a dual chemistry and sociology major at CSU, has been climbing since she was in sixth grade. (Photo by: Megan Fischer)

CSU climbing team reaches new heights at national climbing competition

Megan Fischer May 4, 2016

In their fourth year as a team, the Colorado State University Climbing Team has taken first place at the USA Climbing Collegiate National Championship for the second year in a row. According to Jake Gadwa,...

Director for Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry, Mark Brown, announces the winners of the 2016 CURC awards research poster recipiants as they are congratulated for their research. (Photo by Megan Fischer)

Around 80 finalists honored for research and creativity at CURC awards

Megan Fischer April 26, 2016

Around 80 finalists were honored Monday night at the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity awards ceremony, a showcase which aims to highlight students' research and creative works at the undergraduate...

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CSU-led team investigates water depletion in Ogallala Aquifer region

Megan Fischer April 25, 2016

A large area of underground water spanning through much of the western United States and that supports a large amount of the U.S.'s agriculture is in danger.A CSU-led team consisting of 11 institutions...

A group of people wait for the film No Lands Song to start as a part of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival, the first of its kind in Colorado. (Photo by: Megan Fischer)

ACT Film Festival draws more than 1,000, first of its kind in Colorado

Megan Fischer April 25, 2016

Sixteen films involving human rights played on CSU's campus, at the Lyric Cinema Café and at the Harmony Library from April 15-22, 2016 as a part of the first ACT Human Rights Film Festival in Fort Collins.The...

CSU Provost and Executive Vice President Rick Miranda addresses a budget open forum Wednesday. (Photo credit: Skyler Leonard)

CSU Tuition projected to increase 5 percent for undergrad residents, 4 percent for non-residents

Megan Fischer April 19, 2016

As allocations and funding from the State of Colorado go down, tuition goes up. With a new school year comes a new budget, which for many students means higher tuition rates.The current budget proposal,...

ACT Film Festival aims to create human rights dialogue in Fort Collins

ACT Film Festival aims to create human rights dialogue in Fort Collins

Megan Fischer April 13, 2016

With the countless human rights problems of the world, one Colorado State University professor has taken the task of opening up human rights and social justice dialogue at CSU with a new approach — the...

Nicole Henchenski, Fort Collins Enigma Escape Rooms manager fiddles with a lock inside one of the Enigma Escape Rooms spaces. The small room is where 10 people spend one hour trying to escape. (Photo By: Megan Fischer)

Enigma Escape Rooms bring technology-free problem-solving to Fort Collins

Megan Fischer April 11, 2016

When visiting the Enigma Escape Rooms, participants are locked in a room with nine other people with 60 minutes to escape — all without the use of technology. Communication and teamwork are essential to...

Both parties running for ASCSU president are focused on improving CSUs sustainability. Ashley Higgins and her running mate Steven Losolla (left) would like to see that the school implement a composting program, and Daniela Pinedá Soraca with her running mate Mike Lensky (right) are focusing on more readily available alternative public transportation. (Photo credit: Cam Bumsted.)

ASCSU presidential candidates approaching $1,250 campaign spending cap

Megan Fischer April 5, 2016

The Associated Students of Colorado State University presidential elections have started, and the candidates are preparing to end their campaigns, which also means the candidates are approaching the maximum...

Colorado State University alumna Anna Meenan currently works as an editor at a governmental research and publications center in the United Arab Emirates. Meenan graduated from CSU in 2011 and was the first student to obtain a minor in Arabic; she majored in international studies and technical journalism. (Photo courtesy of Meenan)

Q&A: First CSU graduate to minor in Arabic on living in United Arab Emirates

Megan Fischer March 31, 2016

The concept of time is something that changes depending on specific countries in the world. In the United States, time is strict, but elsewhere, it is more fluid and relaxed. This is something a Colorado...

ASCSU presidential candidates talk diversity, leadership, and community at a debate in the Lory Student Center Theatre. (Photo by: Megan Fischer)

ASCSU presidential candidates discuss transparency, diversity, leadership at Wednesday debate

Megan Fischer March 30, 2016

The Associated Students of Colorado State University presidential debate in the Lory Student Center Theater Wednesday at 7 p.m. a week before elections take place. The debate lasted about two hours and...

From left: Louise Myrland Nancy Hartley, representing the Womens Foundation of Colorado, CSU feminist economics professor, Dr Alex Bernasek, Colorado Center on Law & Policys Michelle Webster, and Stephanie Slayton, program manager and advisor forProject Self-Sufficiency share information on the gender pay gap for women and possible solutions during a panel Monday night. (Photo By: Megan Fischer)

CSU community talks gender pay gap at panel Monday

Megan Fischer March 29, 2016

Women across the nation make 79 percent as much as men do, according to The American Association of University Women and the Council of Economic Advisers Issues Brief, issued by the White House in April...

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