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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Marijuana plants in the vegetation room at Seed & Smith in Denver, Colorado

Welcome to weed: A guide for newcomers

Taylor Paumen, Content Managing Editor August 13, 2022

Becoming a cannabis connoisseur doesn’t happen overnight. Just like anything else, being an educated stoner takes practice, courage and a personal touch of creativity. While most people learn the angles...

Kinna Harkins pauses for a breath at Northside Aztlan Community Center skate park

FoCo Roller Derby presents 11th annual Skate-a-thon

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director April 20, 2022

The FoCo Roller Derby, a nonprofit athletics organization, is having a private Skate-a-thon April 25 to raise money for scholarships and fund the team. For some background on the organization, FoCo...

Fort Collins community enjoys a sunny sunday evening at Brothers Bar and Grill located in Old Town, Fort Collins on Apr. 10, 2022.

Beer Edition: FoCo’s top bar and grills to watch CSU, Colorado sports

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director April 10, 2022

Fort Collins is known for many things, but when you’re not out at Horsetooth Reservoir or at a dispensary, you might find yourself looking for a good spot to watch Colorado's professional and local sports....

(Collegian file photo) beer pong

Beer Edition: Beer pong: America’s iconic drinking game

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director April 9, 2022

Imagine you and your buddies decide to throw a party at your house. You’ve sent all the information to your lists of friends, and you start to set up for full-capacity attendance. Couches get pushed...

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April Fools: David Roddy to use senior year to boost CSU football as QB

Terrible Pete, Sprots Directro March 30, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is a satire for April Fools’ Day. Real names and the events surrounding them may be used in fictitious/semi-fictitious ways. Those who do not read the editor’s notes are subject...

(Graphic Illustration by Brian Peña | The Collegian)

5 ways new NIL rules will affect CSU athletics and Fort Collins

Kaden Porter, Guest Author March 29, 2022

The debate on whether college athletes should receive financial compensation for their name, image and likeness is not a new one. However, despite lawsuits such as O’Bannon v. NCAA, little changed in...

Colorado State Forward David Roddy (21) smiles for a photo while surrounded by fans after CSUs stunning win against Boise State University.

CSU men’s basketball closes historic season with 25-6 record

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director March 21, 2022

About five months ago, the Colorado State University men’s basketball team started their 2021-22 season with hopes of a great year. As fans look back, it was nothing short of that. The CSU Rams had a...

Dischon Thomas (11) dribbles into the paint as University of Michigan players Caleb Houstan (22) and Eli Brooks (55) guard him March 17, 2022, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michigan beat Colorado State University 75-63 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Men’s basketball season ends as Big Dance chance trips Rams in 2nd half

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director March 17, 2022

The NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament has finally begun after weeks of anticipation and a season of preparation for the Colorado State University Rams.  The No. 6 Rams went into the first...

Colorado State University Mens basketball team awaits their seed placement during a private event celebrating selection day at the Canvas Stadium.

CSU men’s basketball seeded No. 6 for NCAA Tournament

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director March 15, 2022

March Madness has begun and the Colorado State University Rams are headed to the Big Dance. March 13 was not only Selection Sunday for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, it was also a...

Colorado State Forward David Roddy (21) celebrates with a teammate as fans storm the court after CSU defeats Boise State University.

What to expect of men’s basketball in Vegas MW Championship

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director March 8, 2022

While the snow keeps coming to Fort Collins, Colorado State University men’s basketball will be absent in Moby Arena until the start of the 2022-23 season. But don’t fret, there’s still the postseason...

(Graphic Illustration By Ava Kerzic)

Rams softball 0-2 after Colorado Classic shortened by weather

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director March 7, 2022

The Colorado State University softball team hosted their first matches on Ram Field in Fort Collins for the Colorado Classic tournament March 4.  The Rams were planning on a five-game run across the...

Kendle Moore (3) hold up 3 fingers after hitting a three pointer

CSU men’s basketball finishes regular season taking down Boise State

Taylor Paumen, Sports Director March 5, 2022

Colorado State University men’s basketball lit up Moby Arena for the last time this 2021-22 season, hosting the Boise State University Broncos. Before tipoff, Ram seniors Chandler Jacobs, Adam Thistlewood...

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