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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

Colorado State University’s Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness reports the number of primary political science majors at CSU increase from 271 to 413 between Fall 2014 and Fall 2018. (Mackenzie Boltz | Collegian)

Enrollment in political science departments increase at CSU, nationwide

Blake O'Brien December 6, 2018

When President Donald Trump goes somewhere, so does the attention. So, it’s no surprise that enrollment in political science programs has skyrocketed since the 2016 elections. Colorado State University’s...

A 400 seat lecture room in Behavioral Sciences Building is packed full with mostly Freshman students enrolled in Chemistry 107.

CSU professors walk the line between content and opinion

Blake O'Brien December 3, 2018

Despite expectations that they might be otherwise, at the end of the day, professors are people too — meaning, just like students, they have opinions. Many professors, especially those teaching subjects...

The TILT building, otherwise known as The Institute for Learning and Teaching building, located on the Oval offers students a number of academic resources. (Abby Flitton | Collegian)

Incidents of cheating remain low compared to national rates

Blake O'Brien November 14, 2018

The days of writing an answer on a neon sticky note and sliding it to a friend or the classic palm-notepad are long gone.  Despite the array of tech and tools that modern college students have at their...

Sean Sullivan performs a vape trick on a table. (Mackenzie Pinn | Collegian)

The Crown JUUL on campus: College students’ love of e-cigarettes continues at CSU

Blake O'Brien October 22, 2018

In the world of e-cigarettes, JUUL-clutching celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio have become the millennial Marlboro Man. A walk through the Morgan Library provides a snapshot of vaping’s popularity:...

Traffic leaving Fort Collins from Harmony Road enters the on-ramp to reach I-25. (Jack Starkebaum | Collegian)

Weekend construction to close Horsetooth Road and College Avenue

Blake O'Brien October 19, 2018

The intersections of Horsetooth Road and College Avenue, as well as Horsetooth Road and Mason Street, will be paved and striped this weekend, according to a press release issued by the City of Fort Collins. The...

Students walk in front of the solar-powered trash and recycling bins in the Plaza. The bins were introduced to campus in late September. (Photo Illustration by Colin Shepherd | Collegian)

Solar-powered trash, recycling compactors installed across campus

Blake O'Brien October 16, 2018

Solar panels have started to appear more across Colorado for a while now; no longer are these energy-absorbent sheets of silicon limited to calculators and rooftops. In the last few weeks, solar panels...

Signs showing where and how to vote in Larimer county are seen at the Lory Student Center on Tuesday, November 8th. (Forrest Czarnecki | Collegian)

Senator Kefalas, Dougherty run for Larimer County Commissioner

Blake O'Brien October 14, 2018

Students may be consumed with midterm exams, but there’s another midterm on the horizon: The 2018 Colorado General Elections will occur Nov. 6, and for citizens of Larimer County, that means electing...

Fort Collins police officers arrested Tanner Cook on charges of sexual assault and burglary Sept. 7.
(Forrest Czarnecki | The Collegian)

Fatal crash kills one, closes South College intersection

Blake O'Brien October 6, 2018

A crash between a car and a motorcycle killed one person and injured two others at the intersection of South College Avenue and Mason Street on Saturday morning, according to a press release issued by...

CSU students exercise their right to free speech outside on the LSC plaza. (Devin Cornelius | Collegian)

Turning Point USA’s CSU Chapter builds third free speech wall on Plaza

Blake O'Brien October 5, 2018

For everyone but freshmen on campus, the cardboard barrier built of boxes and covered in scribbles on the Plaza probably was not an unfamiliar sight on Friday morning. This was the third time in two...

CSUPD focuses on enforcement, education

CSUPD focuses on enforcement, education

Blake O'Brien October 3, 2018

It may come as a surprise to some students, but the Colorado State University Police Department is much more than bike cops and traffic stops. CSUPD performs a variety of functions across campus. CSUPD...

Portrait of Frank Boring, the lead documentary filmmaker for CSU, currently producing a documentary on the 150 year history of CSU.

Filmmaker Frank Boring to make documentary about 150th anniversary of CSU

Blake O'Brien October 1, 2018

Editor's Note: In the article “Filmmaker Frank Boring sets out to make documentary about 150th anniversary of CSU” published on Oct. 1 it was stated that the master list was transferred to the CSU...

First CSU philosophy major returns to campus

First CSU philosophy major returns to campus

Blake O'Brien September 23, 2018

There are 144 philosophy students enrolled at Colorado State University this year, according to University Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness. In 1961, there was only one. That student...

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