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Ziel: Goodbye, Collegian — the shining star of my college experience

Ziel: Goodbye, Collegian — the shining star of my college experience

Renee Ziel, Night Editor December 7, 2021
Contrary to the journalist I am now, I came into The Collegian a bumbling mess. The copy desk didn’t have room for me at the time, so I went to opinion when they were in want of writers, and thus began my unforgettable Collegian experience.
(Graphic Illustration by Katrina Clasen | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: Mo Jeaux’s vs. Avogadro’s Number

Renee Ziel December 6, 2021
Happy almost-winter break, my local eatery enthusiasts! In what is my final food feuds at The Collegian, I’m shoving some local favorites into the ring: Mo Jeaux’s Bar and Grill and Avogadro’s Number.
(Graphic Illustration by Katrina Clasen | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: Rush Bowls vs. Nekter Juice Bar

Renee Ziel November 2, 2021

Greetings, fellow Food Feuds foodies! This week, I take on one of mankind’s best and most compact forms of nutrition: smoothie bowls. Admittedly, I was unable to get two local places this time since...

(Graphic Illustration by Katrina Clasen | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: Stuft a Burger Bar vs. Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs

Renee Ziel October 13, 2021

When an American food retains its title as a beloved national staple, like burgers, it can be hard to find a good local joint instead of opting for tried-and-true places like Five Guys, Shake Shack or...

(Graphic Illustration by Katrina Clasen | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: Butters AM Eatery vs. Cafe Bluebird

Renee Ziel October 6, 2021

It’s Homecoming week, which means a number of Colorado State University students will be with their families in Fort Collins. While there are activities to enjoy this weekend, such as a bonfire,...

(Graphic Illustration by Charlie Dillon | The Collegian)

Kipo: The most well-rounded cartoon of our time

Renee Ziel September 22, 2021

DreamWorks Animation Television outdid themselves with 2020’s “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts,” a post-apocalyptic, groundbreaking cartoon full of complex characters, representation and an...

Josh Hillhouse, owner of Herbal Apothecary, waits for customers to come by at his booth at the Larimer County Farmers Market in Fort Collins, Colorado Sept. 5. Hillhouse has a collection of spices that can be used for cooking as well as brewing tea. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

FoCo farmers markets show inspiring display of community

Renee Ziel September 7, 2021
Meet the duality of Fort Collins — traditional architecture and modern structures, longtime residents and 4-year-university students and activities for both the homebodies and the outdoor enthusiasts. Yet one thing is everlasting: the mass of small businesses and passionate locals.
(Graphic Illustration by Charlie Dillon | The Collegian)

Kipo: Hiding a profound message on mental health

Renee Ziel September 7, 2021
As always, beware of spoilers, and be sure to read my first part before we delve into season two.
(Graphic Illustration by Charlie Dillon | The Collegian)

Kipo: Delivering unparalleled representation and writing

Renee Ziel September 1, 2021
In 2020, a year that will go down in history as relentless and miserable, we found only embers to light our way. One of these was post-apocalyptic adventure cartoon “Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.”
Lory Student Center Freddys employees go through training, the night before the opening Feb. 27, 2020. (Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: Lory Student Center

Renee Ziel August 19, 2021

It’s move-in season, Colorado State University, and while I’m stubbornly unwilling to relive my first year for this food feud and partake in the monotonous manufactured food that is the dining...

(Graphic illustration by Robbie Haynes | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: FoCo DoCo vs. The Doughnut Club

Renee Ziel June 17, 2021

Society’s love for donuts is indisputable. In fact, the United States loves donuts so much that we, as a society, decided this sweet treat is acceptable to eat as a breakfast food — and hey, I’m...

(Graphic illustration by Robbie Haynes | The Collegian)

Food Feuds: JoJo’s Colorado BBQ vs. Moe’s Original BBQ

Renee Ziel April 27, 2021

I’m not usually a fan of barbecue — it tends to be expensive and red meat is, in my opinion, often overrated. But there are enough BBQ places in town and enough of everyone’s bursting enthusiasm...

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