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Jason “Chief” Smith pilots a paramotor near the Colorado State University campus Oct. 1. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

View from above: Paramotoring over Fort Collins

Matt Tackett October 7, 2020

Colorado State University students watched the skies Oct. 1 as a bright orange wing circled overhead. The paramotor, piloted by Fort Collins resident Jason "Chief" Smith, later landed successfully in a...

Smoke hangs over Hoorsetooth Reservoir from the Cameron Peak fire Sept. 7. (Connor McGrath | The Collegian)

Northern Colorado forest fires block out sun, makes history

Matt Tackett September 8, 2020

Having burned over 160 square miles and with single day growth of over 60 square miles on Sept. 7, the Cameron Peak fire enters into the history books as one of the largest Colorado wildfires on record. Due...

Digital and Design Managing Editor Matt Tackett. (Lucy Morantz | The Collegian)

Meet the editor: Matt Tackett, digital and design managing editor

Matt Tackett September 2, 2020

Matt Tackett is a communication studies major and has worked for The Collegian for three years as a photographer and as the previous photo director. Tackett cannot wait for another great year covering...

(Illustration by Amy Noble | The Collegian)

Meet the Grad: Ian Fuster

Matt Tackett May 10, 2020

"I'd say on a larger scale, I think exploring my community and getting to see different things, meet different people, that's a big thing for me," said Ian Fuster, Collegian photographer and graduating...

(Illustration by Amy Noble | The Collegian)

Meet the Grad: Forrest Czarnecki

Matt Tackett May 10, 2020

“The biggest takeaway and the biggest thing that I learned and the most important lesson from working at Rocky Mountain Student Media is the importance of community journalism," said Forrest Czarnecki,...

(Illustration by Amy Noble | The Collegian)

Meet the Grad: Matthew Begeman

Matt Tackett May 10, 2020

"I saw the high-speed movement of football games, basketball games, cross country and track, ... and I wanted to see if I could pause those moments," said Matthew Begeman, Collegian photographer and graduating...

Two nurses sit outside Poudre Valley Hospital waiting for the Colorado Air National Guard 140th Wing F-16 flyover May 6. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

Focus: COVID-19 Coverage

Matt Tackett May 10, 2020

Usually, the Fort Collins Focus is a half-page image printed in every copy of The Rocky Mountain Collegian and published online during the normal publication schedule. As many students have traveled home...

(Illustration by Amy Noble | The Collegian)

Meet the Grad: Brooke Buchan

Matt Tackett May 10, 2020

"All of the little mistakes I've made, it's been such a learning opportunity," said Brooke Buchan, Collegian photographer and graduating senior. Buchan is a multimedia journalist graduating from Colorado...

Addie Kuettner, Collegian photographer. (Photo Courtesy of Addie Kuettner)

Meet the Photographer: Addie Kuettner

Matt Tackett May 3, 2020

Addie Kuettner has been working as a photojournalist for The Collegian for one year. Kuettner is a natural sciences student at Colorado State University.  Every Friday, The Collegian posts a photographer's...

Man wears a DIY mask made from an old T-shirt. (Photo illustration by Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

Mask Making Using Items from Around Your Home

Matt Tackett April 14, 2020

Following instructions on The Centers for Disease Control's website, a reusable cloth face mask can be made in many different ways, all with resources from around your home.  More information on how...

Luke Bourland, Assistant Photo Editor. (Photo Courtesy of Zach Collins)

Meet the Photographer: Luke Bourland

Matt Tackett April 14, 2020

Luke Bourland has been working as a photojournalist for The Collegian for two semesters. Bourland has been the assistant photo editor since the beginning of the spring 2020 semester.  Every Friday, The...

Matt Tackett, Photo Director. (Forrest Czarnecki | The Collegian)

Meet the editor: Matt Tackett, Photo Director

Matt Tackett August 25, 2019

Matt Tackett is a forestry major, has been taking photos for seven years and is excited to be The Rocky Mountain Collegian’s photo director for the upcoming year. Tackett was born in Fairfax, Virginia,...

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