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Vegina Quartz has her second performance of the night at the Funktastic Drag.

Funktional thrift store hosts Liz Agna’s Funktastic drag show

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

When attending a drag show, most don’t expect to be pulled into the show by the queens for blind millennial gay club karaoke and a minutelong thrifted fashion contest, but Funktastic with Liz Anga is...

The Vitamin String Quartet performs Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen at The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins Feb. 6.

Vitamin String Quartet captivates diverse audience

Kloe Brill, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

A crowd clapping and singing along to Queen's “Bohemian Rhapsody” is not what most would expect at a string quartet performance. Vitamin String Quartet's electrifying show at The Lincoln Center shattered...

Ice carver Thomas Barlow uses a chainsaw to smooth the curved edges of his igloo in Old Town Fort Collins Feb. 2. Barlow has been carving ice since he was 18 years old.

Ice carvings bring magic to Old Town

Gwendolynn Riddoch, Staff Reporter February 5, 2024

Old Town Fort Collins lit up with twinkling lights as people of all ages huddled around to see the wonder and whimsy of Thomas Barlow's ice sculpture carvings.  Thomas Barlow has been carving ice for...

Mean Girls disappoints, fails to capture musicals charm

‘Mean Girls’ disappoints, fails to capture musical’s charm

Hannah Parcells, News Editor January 31, 2024

The original “Mean Girls” is one of the most iconic movies to come out of the Y2K era, and its pop culture impact has stood the test of time.  With the persisting popularity of the film, it’s...

Safeword podcast makes queer therapy accessible to all

‘Safeword’ podcast makes queer therapy accessible to all

Caden Proulx, Print Editor January 29, 2024

Co-hosts Casey Tanner and Kamil Lewis described their podcast as "sex therapy, unhinged" — and rightfully so. Tanner and Lewis are both sex therapists who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and...

Odie Leigh performs her hit song Crop Circles during her show at Aggie Theatre on Jan. 19, connecting her fans to both her, her music, and one another in magical folk performance.

Up close and personal: Odie Leigh entrances fans at Aggie

Ruby Secrest, Staff Reporter January 25, 2024

Oftentimes, fans are guilty of putting performers on a pedestal. Whether this be their favorite athletes, a musician or influencers, the privileges of celebrity lifestyle can confuse the realities of the...

Spectators file into the Organ Recital Hall, find their seats, and wait in anticipation for Cuarteto LatinoAmericano to perform on Jan. 23. (Samantha Nordstrom | The Collegian)

Cuarteto Latinoamericano performs in CSU’s Organ Recital Hall

Kloe Brill, Staff Reporter January 25, 2024

Editor’s Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. World-renowned string ensemble Cuarteto Latinoamericano performed in Colorado State University's Organ Recital Hall, captivating students...

Wonka brings nostalgia through bright, whimsical musical

‘Wonka’ brings nostalgia through bright, whimsical musical

Sananda Chandy, Staff Reporter January 22, 2024

The prequel to the well-known classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Wonka" arrived in theaters this past December and is a sentimental film that tells the origin story of Willy Wonka ambitiously...

‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ captivates original fans, lures in new ones

Caden Proulx, Print Editor January 15, 2024

The Hunger Games prequel "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" hit theaters in November and has showcased not only a new generation of actors but a new brutality of the games. Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler...

Sofia Coppola reveals harsh reality of Presleys in Priscilla

Sofia Coppola reveals harsh reality of Presleys in ‘Priscilla’

Hailee Stegall, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

Sofia Coppola’s newest flick, starring Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Presley and Jacob Elordi as Elvis Presley, eloquently retells Priscilla's 1985 memoir, "Elvis and Me," in a way that is as jarring as...

MaveRick Smith and YungRaccoon pose in the R Bar and Lounge in Fort Collins Nov. 13.

Local drag performers navigate stereotypes

Alex Hasenkamp, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 29, 2023

The reflection of disco balls and shimmering pride flags fill an intimate room with sparkle and joy. R Bar and Lounge, located at 107 E. Laurel St., is a safe space for many LGBTQIA+ identifying FoCo...

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie is a flat-out letdown

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ movie is a flat-out letdown

Christian Arndt, Life and Culture Director November 15, 2023

A predominant name in horror game history, “Five Nights at Freddy's” has broken the barrier of video games and has now made its way to the silver screen. You will be surprised if you go into the...

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