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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The front desk of Dogtopia May 8. Ashley Todd, the owner, explained that Dogtopia has a“noble cause” which is to “enhance the joy of dog parenthood and enable dogs to positively change our world.” (Ryan Schmidt | Collegian)

Dogtopia opens, provides various services to local dog-owners

Walker Discoe May 8, 2019

It's safe to say Colorodoans love their dogs, given that this year Colorado animal shelters reported a combined intake of 94,361 dogs, with an adoption or return rate of over 90% according to

Banshee Tree, a gypsy trance funk band from Boulder, performs at the Colorado Room on Friday night. Banshee Tree, which takes influence from early jazz and swing, is going on tour in May 2019. (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

Banshee Tree mixes styles to great effect

Walker Discoe April 29, 2019

With a flurry of guitar riffs, drum smashes and notes from bass and fiddle players, Banshee Tree lit up the stage at The Colorado Room Friday night. Part of the FoCoMX performances from local bands continuing...

Senior and Mechanical Engineering major Maddie Peters walks down the runway at the Colorado State University “Xposure” fashion show, hosted by CSU’s department of Design and Merchandising April 12 at the Lincoln Center. (Johanna Fortescue | Collegian)

CSU’s fashion show ‘Xposure’ highlights student design

Walker Discoe April 14, 2019

Every year, Colorado State University’s department of design and merchandising presents the CSU fashion show, showcasing the capstone work of 15-25 students and their work designing and producing a cohesive...

The Psychedelic club meets April 3 to introduce students to psychedelic integration. The clubs goal is to spread knowledge and address societys stigma towards psychedelic substances. They meet on Wednesdays 3-5 pm in LSC room 372. (Nathan Tran | Collegian)

Psychedelic club emphasizes benefits of shrooms

Walker Discoe April 10, 2019

Colorado State University's Psychedelic Club is the first drug-specific official club at the University, founded by CSU students Teresa Egbert and Nick Tocci after they noticed a lack of resources...

Michael Anthony Tatmon preforms Thurgood at the Bas Bleu Theatre in Fort Collins of March 6, 2019. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Anthony Tatmon via Facebook)

The Black-Latino Actors Studio brings diversity to Fort Collins’ theater community

Walker Discoe March 24, 2019

Acting and theatrical performance is by nature a communal experience, and Tatmon believes it is important to extend the world of theater to include diversity so that all types of people are invited to...

The exterior of the new Luckys Market in Fort Collins, CO. (Skyler Pradhan | Collegian)

Lucky’s Market opens, offers quality local products

Walker Discoe March 12, 2019

Fort Collins is home to a number of grocery stores that service a variety of needs, diets and price points.  Lucky’s Market joined the ever-competitive and growing grocery store lineup in Fort Collins...

The CSU surplus store offers end-of-life items from different departments at discount prices. Stocking everything from urine sample containers to refurbished laptops, the surplus store is a self-sustaining CSU entity dedicated to keeping waste in use and out of the landfill.  (Walker Discoe | Collegian)

Surplus Property saves items from landfill, generates revenue

Walker Discoe February 28, 2019

Thrifting and buying used or surplus goods is a good way to find something unique while saving some money. Students visit Goodwill or Arc Thrift Stores around Fort Collins to find furniture, shoes,...

Colorado natives Kelly Belknap (left) and Matilda Sandstrom (right) are the founders of Adventurist Backpack Co. (courtesy of Kelly Belknap and Matilda Sandstrom)

Adventurist Backpack Co. brings affordable, fashionable bags to Colorado

Walker Discoe February 18, 2019

Backpacks are almost as numerous in Colorado as river guides or Chacos. Ranging from tiny hand purses to massive, multi-day backpacking bags, Coloradoans use backpacks for everything from grocery shopping...

Sacred Owl Wellness is a spa in Fort Collins that takes pride in helping clients maintain their emotional, mental, and physical health. (AJ Frankson | Collegian)

Sacred Owl Wellness center to open new doors in coming months

Walker Discoe January 31, 2019

Health, wellness and fitness are all reasons why people move to Colorado. Colorado is ranked as one of the 10 healthiest states according to CBS news, and Coloradoans generally cultivate a culture of exercise...

Students pass through the Lory Student Center in between classes Monday Afternoon. Although construction is currently going on throughout the LSC, students still have full access to the space for food, studying or just passing through.

Six tips for starting the new semester off right

Walker Discoe January 22, 2019

Returning to campus after a long winter hibernation can be a difficult task, even for the most dedicated students. After the pressure of last semester’s final exams, a 5-week long break with no classes,...

Rin, Tongue and Dorner wastes paper, suffocates talent

‘Rin, Tongue and Dorner’ wastes paper, suffocates talent

Walker Discoe December 3, 2018

The Lory Student Center Plaza at Colorado State University has seen many vendors over the years, from Bible salesmen to free coffee tables set up on cold, brisk mornings. Other famous Plaza residents are...

A CSU Zero Waste Team volunteer interacts with fans to help teach proper sorting of game day garbage.

CSU Zero Waste Team improves waste efforts, composting

Walker Discoe November 27, 2018

A positive to living in Fort Collins is the many efforts to be green, including composting. Colorado State University is one of the few institutions in Northern Colorado with their own composting...

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