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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Fort Collins Resident Morgan Rhine takes pictures of the blooming flowers on campus Wednesday morning. Many of the plants on campus are planted in as test plots for research.

Green Research Opportunities at CSU

May 19, 2014

Colorado is known for its research in green energy and sustainability. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently signed a bill to fund $2 million to the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory. In...

Amazon Project and Great Environmental Masters Program at CSU

Amazon Project and Great Environmental Masters’ Program at CSU

May 11, 2014

The environment has been a heated issue for decades. For instance, we once used CFCs for refrigerators, which caused ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere. While we may have tackled the CFC problem,...

Great Findings in ancient Mexican society by CSU Archaeologist

Great Findings in ancient Mexican society by CSU Archaeologist

May 3, 2014

Archaeological work is not so mundane as it arouses the desire to understand human history. Archaeology is an exhilarating field that can lead people to great discoveries whose results can remain to...

Sophomore Kaitlyn Adkins walks home from class on a sunny Monday afternoon. Trees are changing colors and the temperature can never make up its mind as we slowly near winter.

Done with winter snow, come the summer trees

April 26, 2014

Summertime is here! Isn’t it about time to celebrate that point of the year when you get to hang out with your friends at pool parties (responsibly, I hope) and work on the sun-kissed skin you have...

Biologists look to the stars

Biologists look to the stars

April 19, 2014

Ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut? Colorado State University can help you achieve just that, or at least provide you with additional knowledge and skills that can help make your dreams come true. In...

Dr. Randall Basaraba and research associate Forrest Ackart stand over Dr. Brendan Podell as the three examine different drug concentrations. The three researchers are working to find a more effective treatment for the tuberculosis bacteria.

New Research Opportunites For Students Studying Aboard

April 13, 2014

Dreaming of studying aboard? Want to experience cultural differences, learn about people with totally different backgrounds and all the while exploring new and exiting lands? In this day and age, it couldn’t...

A beer is poured at a local Fort Collins bar. (File photo Collegian)

Check out CSU’s B.S. in Fermentation Science and Technology

April 5, 2014

The topic of binge drinking is nothing new, but hasn’t been resolved. Although we should be responsible as students for our drinking behavior, its in our nature to drink and our drinking nature hasn’t...

The Colorado State University Solar Plant, located off of Laporte Ave. and Overland Trail, sits on 30 acres of land and harvests enough energy to power the CSU Foothills Campus.

CSU to build a steam power plant

March 29, 2014

Electricity is vital to every American household and it somehow becomes one of our basic needs, like food and water, whether we are conscious of it or not. However, with decades of utilizing coal as...

New Hope for Curing Tuberculosis

New Hope for Curing Tuberculosis

March 15, 2014

Do you know you could have tuberculosis and not even know about it? TB bacteria can harbor in your body, but remain in an inactive state, displaying no visible symptoms. It could take years after infection...

The sustainable farm, gardens, and greenhouses on the North West side of campus, greatly enjoyed by CSU students, may soon disappear with the construction of the new stadium.

Sustainability: building a green university

March 8, 2014

Before coming to CSU, I had never been conscious of recycling and tended to brush the thought to the side in my mind, thinking it was someone else’s job. But since becoming a member of a green society...

Curbing feline grating patterns

Curbing feline grating patterns

March 1, 2014

Training a cat is no walk in the park. I used to have a cat and couldn’t keep it from scratching all around. With a house full of wood furniture, the presence of a cat in the home exacerbated the...

CSFS Released a Report about 2013 Forest Health

CSFS Released a Report about 2013 Forest Health

February 22, 2014

A service and outreach agency of the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) has resources for landowners, homeowners and communities...

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