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CSU students are offered a wide variety of social media sources to stay updated with their schools activities. (Photo credit: Jamie Rankin.)

CSU reaches Rams on social media, wins awards

Rachel Musselmann November 5, 2015

On Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine and Youtube, Colorado State University's social media team is reaching out to students.Kimberly Stern, director of social and digital media at...

(Photo courtesy of New Belgium Brewery.)

Ben & Jerry’s teams up with New Belgium to create beer ice cream

Rachel Musselmann November 2, 2015

New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry's have collaborated to create Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale ice cream, to be featured at Ben & Jerry's shops and on grocery store shelves nationwide. According...

Photo Illustration: The City of Fort Collins has fined residents for excessivley tall grass

Residents say Sugar Beet District Project threatens historic neighborhood

Rachel Musselmann October 24, 2015

The comprehensive Sugar Beet District building re-development project in Northern Fort Collins, proposed by developer Mickey Willis, is sparking contention surrounding the Alta Vista community.Proposed...

Marla Rolle, director of Assistive Technology Resource Center, demonstrates a piece of assistive technology called a video magnifier. The magnifier is used by visually impaired students to read small or far-away print

Accessing CSU: Disability goes beyond wheelchair ramps, signs with braille

Rachel Musselmann October 14, 2015

Approximately 2,000 of Colorado State University's 30,000 students are earning their degree with a disability. These students face the inherent grind of student life, with the additional weight of managing...

A rendering of the planned Sugar Beet District project in Fort Collins. (Photo Courtesy of

New re-development project in Northern Fort Collins to target millennials

Rachel Musselmann October 9, 2015

Energy-efficient living spaces, an indoor vertical farming and aquaponic center, a public market and collaborative workspaces are all expected features of the Sugar Beet District Project, proposed for...

College graduates risk of unemployment varies by major

College graduates’ risk of unemployment varies by major

Rachel Musselmann September 29, 2015

In their first year after graduation, Colorado State University students who studied engineering, computer science or business fare best, according to information provided by the Colorado Department of...

CSUs hidden hemp research farm

CSU’s hidden hemp research farm

Rachel Musselmann September 28, 2015

Colorado State University is growing a small plot of hemp hidden inside a field of corn at an undisclosed location.The production of hemp, a genetic cousin of marijuana, was legalized under Amendment 64,...

Jared Polis, left, watches Kevin Lundberg as he responds to a question in the debate in Clark between the second congressional district candidates. ASCSU sponsored the debate.

Polis backpedals after controversial campus rape remarks

Rachel Musselmann September 23, 2015

In a controversial comment, Boulder and Larimer County Congressman Jared Polis suggested colleges should lower the standard of evidence required to expel students who have been accused of sexual assault."If...

The Jefferson Park camp set up by Gilmore and Humbert on the bench on Linden Street. (Photo courtesy of Fort Collins Police Services)

Two Occupy Jefferson Park protesters arrested, citations issued

Rachel Musselmann September 15, 2015

Two people claiming to be involved with the Occupy Jefferson Park protest have been arrested for unlawful conduct on public property, according to a Fort Collins Police Services release.The individuals,...

Fort Collins man in custody after SWAT barricade at Ramblewood Apartment Homes

Fort Collins man in custody after SWAT barricade at Ramblewood Apartment Homes

Rachel Musselmann September 10, 2015

Fort Collins SWAT was forced to barricade Ramblewood Apartment Homes after a resident threatened self-harm Thursday afternoon, according to the Fort Collins Police Services. Officers from the  Larimer...

Wildfire smoke pollution damaging air quality in Fort Collins

Wildfire smoke pollution damaging air quality in Fort Collins

Rachel Musselmann September 2, 2015

The Western United States is on fire and Fort Collins is feeling the burn. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, smoke pollution resulting from wildfires in and around...

Members of the city council met Tuesday to discuss community issues. Topics addressed Tuesday were issues regarding the disposition of lost, abandoned or unclaimed property, and the Northern Integrated Supply Project. (Photo Credit: Megan Fischer)

Fort Collins City Council opposes new damming of Poudre River

Rachel Musselmann September 1, 2015

Fort Collins City Council voted Tuesday night to oppose the creation of the Glade Reservoir north of Fort Collins near Highway 14, part of the Northern Integrated Supply Project. NISP was originally...

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