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Greg Luft, professor and chair of the Journalism and Media Communication Department at Colorado State University, Neil Best, president and CEO of KUNC, Walter Robinson, editor-at-large of The Boston Globe, and Eric Larson, news director at The Coloradoan participate in a Q&A at The Lyric, which focused on topics surrounding free press and investigative journalism.

‘Good reporting begets activism:’ Walter Robinson, editor who led investigation of abuse in Catholic Church, discusses ‘Spotlight,’ importance of free press at The Lyric

Randi Mattox May 11, 2018

The spotlight turned on Walter Robinson Thursday night. The Lyric screened “Spotlight,” the 2016 Academy Award-winning film for Best Picture that portrays The Boston Globe’s investigation of...

Editor behind famed Spotlight investigation to speak at The Lyric

Editor behind famed ‘Spotlight’ investigation to speak at The Lyric

Randi Mattox April 29, 2018

The most popular investigative journalist since Woodward and Bernstein will visit The Lyric May 10. Walter Robinson, 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winner and Editor at Large for The Boston Globe, is the man...

Collegian A&C desks shares their favorite aspects of the Friday the 13th franchise

Collegian A&C desks shares their favorite aspects of the ‘Friday the 13th’ franchise

Randi Mattox April 12, 2018

The real Friday the 13th is tomorrow. Instead of being afraid of Jason, read The Collegian's Arts & Culture desk's input about their fravorite aspects of the franchise.  “The paralyzing fear that...

Moonlight was the 2017 Best Picture winner. (Photo courtesy of Moonlight)

Countdown to the Oscars: The Lyric to host free screening of last year’s Best Picture winner, ‘Moonlight,’ Monday

Randi Mattox February 26, 2018

In anticipation of The Academy Awards next Sunday, The Lyric will be screening last year's Best Picture winner, "Moonlight," for free tonight.  "Moonlight" follows the life of an African-American...

Carl Olsen, a program coordinator for Colorado State Universitys Women and Gender Advocacy Center, and Jake Aglietti, a senior at CSU studying communication and ethnic studies, co-hosts a new podcast about masculinity titled Do You Even Lift, Bro? Men Exercising Social Justice. The podcast was binge-released Feb. 1 on iTunes, SoundCloud and (Randi Mattox | Collegian)

Women and Gender Advocacy Center’s Jake Aglietti, Carl Olsen unpack masculinity in new podcast, ‘Do You Even Lift, Bro? Men Exercising Social Justice’

Randi Mattox February 21, 2018
Colorado State University's Jake Aglietti and Carl Olsen aim to answer questions about the culture of masculinity in their new podcast titled "Do You Even Lift, Bro? Men Exercising Social Justice," which, in coordination with the student radio station, KCSU, was binge released Feb. 1.
Photo Courtesy: Chapman Croskell

Collegian playlist: Arts & Culture staff’s most listened to songs of 2017

Randi Mattox December 8, 2017

Sarah Ehrlich: My most played song of 2017 is “Florida Kilos” from Lana Del Rey’s 2014 album, “Ultraviolence.” With simple drum pattern, sad, ‘70s-esque guitar riffs and synths, the...

Staff picks: Halloween costumes

Staff picks: Halloween costumes

Randi Mattox October 30, 2017

Nate Day, Arts and Culture Reporter: This is my final Halloween in college, which means that I’ve really have to pull out all the stops. Unfortunately, Halloween is expensive, so I’ve got to work with...

Courtney Satchell, a junior 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. A total of 64 people have been killed by police officers in Colorado in 2017. (Seth Bodine |Collegian)

Ethnic Studies in Action’s new zine provides platform for student voices

Randi Mattox October 26, 2017

Correction: A former version of this article identified the name of the zine as "Speak Power to Truth." The correct name is "Speak Truth to Power."    In the first edition of their zine, “Speak...

Colorado State University graduate student Aleks Novak designs hairpins out of natural crystals for her Etsy shop, GemsAndBones. (Photo courtesy of Aleks Novak)

CSU graduate student creates hair accessories with crystals and taxidermy

Randi Mattox October 17, 2017

Video by McKenna Shanholtz Aleksandra Novak sees the beauty in everything, even dead animal parts. Novak, a second-year geosciences Ph.D. student at Colorado State University, designs hair accessories...

Morgan Sneed, a senior at Colorado State University and retired Army staff sergeant, will open a treatment center for soldiers with trauma related issues. (Randi Mattox | Collegian)

Living with PTSD: CSU veteran overcomes trauma to develop recovery program

Randi Mattox October 3, 2017
Today, Sneed is months away from graduating with his bachelor’s degree and has already been accepted to his graduate program to study addiction counseling. He is also in the beginning stages of opening a non-profit treatment program to assist veterans with trauma-related issues. But his path to success was not always easy.  
Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, author and avid outdoorsman, answers questions about the environment and his favorite hiking spots. (Chapman Croskell | Collegian)

Q&A: Patagonia founder, Yvon Chouinard, discusses politics, hobbies

Randi Mattox September 16, 2017
On Friday evening, Chouinard led a talk about conservation at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Colorado State University. Before the festival, Chouinard sat down with The Rocky Mountain Collegian to discuss brand loyalty, politics and his hobbies.
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