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Mya Lesnar’s journey to national title started with belief

Adam Gross, Staff Reporter April 2, 2024

Six years ago, Mya Lesnar didn’t believe she could throw shot put at the collegiate level. Now, she’s an NCAA champion. On March 9, Lesnar threw 18.53 meters in Boston, making her the first woman...

Bottles of hot sauce are lined on shelves on the wall. Theres a doorway with a sign reading Vintage & Vinyl above it.

Old Town’s new hot sauce hot spot fulfills dreams

Sophie Webb, Staff Reporter March 27, 2024

As locals walk through Old Town, there are destinations most are familiar with, such as the Old Town Spice Shop, Rocket Fizz and Aggie Theatre, but one new business is gaining popularity: The Hot Sauce...

1920s-inspired bookstore Blurred Words set to open in FoCo

1920s-inspired bookstore Blurred Words set to open in FoCo

Aubree Miller, Staff Reporter March 21, 2024

Fort Collins will soon have a new bookstore to add to its catalog, but this isn’t any ordinary bookstore — it’s also a speakeasy. Blurred Words is taking aesthetic inspiration from the 1920s Prohibition...

Colorado State University guard Rashaan Mbemba (21) shoots the ball Nov. 10. After a tough game, CSU beat Wright State University 105-77.

International talent elevates Rams basketball to No. 13

Luke Hojnowski December 6, 2023

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect the fact that CSU men's basketball is ranked the highest they have ever been in the AP Poll and the NCAA Coaches Poll, not that this...

The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm restaurant, owned and operated by Jesse Doerffel, offers farm-to-table dining.

3 queer-owned businesses to support in Fort Collins

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

Fort Collins is known for its restaurants, window shopping and businesses that give back to the community. Here are just three of many queer-owned businesses worth checking out in town.  1. The Farmhouse...

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...

A cartoon of three women tennis players standing next to each other holding their rackets.

CSU tennis players reflect on their sport’s fashion history

Elesia Guerra, Staff Reporter November 6, 2023

The evolution of fashion in women’s tennis has developed and become a prominent aspect on the court. Tennis players from the Colorado State University tennis team reflected on the history of women’s...

Flowers in the CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden Aug. 22, 2023.

Flower power science: CSU’s trial gardens open for annual competition

Jenn Dawson, Science Director August 24, 2023

Colorado State University’s version of “flower power” is not only a Fort Collins main attraction but also the most popular, colorful and interactive science project on campus. The Flower Trial Gardens...

The University Center for the Arts under snow.

What’s new in the CSU theatre department this year?

Alex Hasenkamp, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 21, 2023

The 2023-24 school year is bringing some changes to the Colorado State University theatre department. In previous years, being admitted to CSU was an automatic acceptance into the theatre program, but...

Interior of Repeat Boutique on the corner of South College Avenue and East Lake Street in Fort Collins April 20. Repeat Boutique is a consignment that is packed full of clothing and various items.

Repeat Boutique: Affordable, sustainable shopping

Rebekah Barry, Staff Reporter April 25, 2023

Right off the corner of College Avenue and East Lake Street is a small old house. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but on the inside, it's full of stories and history. According to their...

Photo Courtesy of Madalyn Walker

Local artist celebrates sustainability, Indigenous tradition

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director April 6, 2023
Madalyn Walker, also known as @indigoandgoldenrod on Instagram, has worked for years perfecting her craft: textile dyeing with naturally sourced, grown and gathered plant life. 
Aza Rose shows off her talents during her show of hypnosis at the Art Lab Fort Collins Feb. 17. I want to prove to people that hypnosis is real, Rose said. I want to make the process of transitioning easier for people.

Hipnotista Trans Afirmación Aza Rose actúa en el Art Lab

Sophia Masia and Karla Carias March 28, 2023

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aquí. Traducción de Karla Carias El 17 de febrero la comedia y la hipnosis emprendieron en la actuación de Aza Rose...

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