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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian



Riley Merino and Ian Ehrhart of Jesus Christ Taxi Driver at Fools Fest at Colorado State University April 4.

Gallery: KCSU’s Fools Fest rocks Sutherland Garden

Ruby Secrest and Abigail Burns April 13, 2024

A framed portrait hangs on the wall.

Living Her Legacy exhibit honors women of FoCo

Cadence Cardona, Staff Reporter March 19, 2024

The "Meet Inspiring Women of Northern Colorado" exhibit has opened just in time for Women’s History Month, showcasing 48 outstanding women and their accomplishments through the organization Living Her...

A stone sculpture at The Rock Garden Feb. 29. Located on North College Avenue at the south shore of Terry Lake, The Rock Garden is a landscaping supply store featuring several sculptures.

The Rock Garden shares natural beauty of Colorado

Sananda Chandy, Staff Reporter March 4, 2024

From beautiful natural stone veneers and displays to vastly unique rock landscapes, The Rock Garden of Northern Colorado is dedicated to helping its customers learn about the use of locally sourced stone....

Joseph Sagonige Yanasi Pekaras good friend speaks out about the missing and murdered Indigenous People Crisis that is and has been occurring for many years Feb 15.

Indigenous artist Joe Pekara shares his journey

Aubree Miller, Staff Reporter February 22, 2024

Since starting his photography journey in 2017, Indigenous Fort Collins artist Joe Pekara has captured striking photographs of nature, concerts and Native American culture. Pekara, also known under...

Students learn how to catwalk, and vouge during The Category is: Ballroom event on Feb. 6, 2024

Category is… Ballroom! teaches culture through dance

Sananda Chandy, Staff Reporter February 20, 2024

With the music booming and good vibes through the roof, Colorado State University students and staff catwalk across the Lory Student Center Theatre, showing their fierceness, confidence and individuality...

Mao Tou Ying, a 25-foot metal sculpture of an owl, expels plumes of fire at the Sweetheart Festival in Loveland, Colorado, Feb. 10. Drew Hsu, also known as Torch Mouth, created the artwork.

Loveland’s annual Sweetheart Festival celebrates love, art

Hannah Parcells, News Editor February 13, 2024

Just about 14 miles south of Fort Collins lies the town of Loveland, Colorado. For decades, Loveland has emanated love thanks to its world-renowned Valentine Re-mailing Program.  Each year, thousands...

Ashley Hamilton speaks about her experience in incarceration while other artists Sean Marshall and Shawna Hockaday listen at the To See Inside: Art, Architecture and Incarceration panel discussion at the Museum of Art Fort Collins Feb. 8.

Artists share perspectives on life in incarceration

Gwen Riddoch, Staff Reporter February 12, 2024

The Fort Collins Museum of Art presented a glimpse of the world behind bars with their two new exhibits that opened Jan. 26. The first exhibit, "To See Inside: Art, Architecture and Incarceration,"...

Authors Teow Lim Goh of “Western Journeys” and Nina McConigley of “Cowboys and East Indians” joke around before the Infinite West Fort Collins Book Fest, moderated by Arvin Ramgoolam Feb 3.

FoCo Book Fest panel discusses immigrant stories in US West

Gwendolynn Riddoch, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

Colorado is a part of the West and has a rich history, many pieces of which have been forgotten. Three writers and the Fort Collins community added to the growing change of Western perspectives at the...

A visitor flips through the zine of Logan Honeas poster design at the Colorado State University Center for Healthy Aging Jan. 23. The Art and Aging Exhibition is in its second year with the goal to combine science and art while bringing awareness to issues of aging.

CSU art students design health zines with Center for Healthy Aging

Gwendolynn Riddoch, Staff Reporter January 30, 2024

Though the Fountain of Youth does not exist, there are ways for all people to age gracefully. The Colorado State University students of ART 455: Advanced Typography and Design partnered with the Columbine...

Glass blower Drew Hsu, also known as Torch Mouth, uses heat to manipulate glass into a ram at the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University Aug. 18. Hsu has been blowing glass since 1994. “My friends made a bet to see how fast I could learn to blow glass,” Hsu said, and he’s been doing it ever since.

Forging culture through functional artwork

Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter January 16, 2024

Glassblower, pipe maker, lampworker and artist are just a few titles that refer to the innovative creators who design the functional art that unites millions of cannabis enthusiasts. This art form has...

International student captures natural beauty through photography

International student captures natural beauty through photography

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter December 7, 2023

Raymond Kofi Appiah is a second-year graduate student from Ghana spending his semester in Fort Collins studying sociology with a focus in criminal justice and green criminology through Colorado State University's International...

Terry Maker’s “Earthbound” exhibit on display in the Museum of Art Fort Collins Nov. 22. From left to right, the pieces are “Earthbound (Night), “Field Earthbound (Day)” and “Earthbound (Twilight).”

Mixed media artists connects creations to human spirit

Gwendolynn Riddoch, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

The Museum of Art Fort Collins presented "Terry Maker: In Which the Progeny of the Hero Shapes the Dust," made with materials ranging from jawbreakers to graphite. Terry Maker is a mixed media artist...

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