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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Foundry Assistant General Manager Anthony King sprays food waste off the sides of the new ORCA food biodigester. The ORCA is an on site food waste processing technology that utilities microbes to digest food waste and provide earth friend water within 24 hours. (Matt Begeman | Collegian)

New biodigester reduces food waste in Foundry kitchen

Mason Force September 5, 2018

Within the first few weeks of classes, over 775 pounds of food waste have been processed by Colorado State University’s newest sustainability project. The extensive renovation project that transformed...

CSU retention, persistence rates increase, but leave room for improvement

CSU retention, persistence rates increase, but leave room for improvement

Mason Force December 11, 2017

Though gradual increases in student retention and persistence are being seen throughout every college, retention rates at Colorado State University always leave room for improvement, and this year...

Colorado State University Students stand in support of DACA at the Lory Student Center Plaza on Nov 14, 2016. (Luke Walker | Collegian)

CSU faculty to present study on cultural issues for undocumented students

Mason Force November 14, 2017

After years of research, Susana Muñoz is preparing to present her findings on the cultural issues that both undocumented students and students protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals bill...

Car crash at Shields and Prospect leaves one hospitalized

Mason Force October 25, 2017

A car collision at the intersection of Shields Street and Prospect Road left passengers shaken and some injured.   A black Pontiac Grand Prix and white Honda Pilot remained smashed and battered in...

Michael Nagus, a freshman English major at Colorado State University, writes names of those killed by police in 2017 in Colorado at the Lory Student Center plaza on Oct. 22. The demonstration, organized by Ethnic Studies in Action, is aimed to raise awareness of police brutality. (Seth Bodine |Collegian)

Student organization increases awareness of police brutality

Mason Force October 23, 2017

Students gathered to mark 986 deaths by police in America using chalk, and to visualize this number on the Lory Student Center Plaza for each and every one of them. For the second year running, Ethnic...

Policemen give the go-ahead for students and staff to go back into Morgan Library after having to evacuate Wednesday. The fire alarms in the library went off, forcing people to evacuate for about 30 minutes.

False alarms forces evacuation of Morgan Library

Mason Force September 27, 2017

A malfunctioning smoke detector caused Morgan Library to be completely evacuated, leaving students waiting outside as firefighters rushed into the building to confirm that there was no fire. Around...

DACA students speak out on programs repeal

DACA students speak out on program’s repeal

Mason Force September 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: The Collegian is not publishing the last names of Maria and Anarely due to the sensitive nature of their stories, and because these students are affected by the repeal of the Deferred...

Freshmen Mark Currie, left, and Ben Boucher walk past the Corbett parking lot to their dorm Sunday evening. Starting today, the Corbett parking lot will be closed to make room for Laurel Village, the new student housing project scheduled to be completed in Fall of 2014.

On-campus housing pushing full capacity

Mason Force August 29, 2017

The halls are almost completely full this year as Colorado State University welcomes a new class of freshmen, which is the largest in the school’s history. The administration, however, says this level...

The eclipse glasses given out by CSU from the College of Natural Sciences, with the typo sceinces. (Tony Villalobos May | Collegian)

College of Natural Sciences prints 50,000 eclipse glasses with typo

Mason Force August 22, 2017

The College of Natural Sciences ordered 50,000 pairs of eclipse glasses to prepare for the solar eclipse on Monday, only to find that every single pair had a glaring typo, according to 9News. Instead...

A new brewing system will be installed adjacent to the RamSkeller Pub (CJ Johnson | Collegian)

New teaching brewery to open in LSC

Mason Force May 4, 2017
The new brewing system will be installed adjacent to the RamSkeller pub.
Co-owners Jarod Dunn (left) and Sam Edwards-Jenks (right) make popcicles for Revolution Artisan Pops from inside the new Revolution Market in Old Town. (Brooke Buchan l Collegian) Photo credit: Brooke Buchan

Artisan Pops expands to grocery business

Mason Force April 26, 2017
The newly-opened Revolution Market is a small-town grocery store with a large passion for local foods.
(Photo courtesy of Len Esparza)

New local non-profit aims to promote the sport of paralympic shooting

Mason Force April 12, 2017
The U.S. Adaptive Target Athletics is a non-profit organization that aims to promote the Paralympic sport of competition shooting among people with disabilities.
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