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A man in a red shirt plays keyboard at the Awake Sober Bar. Behind him is a plant and a glowing yellow sign that says, Together, we wake up, and next to him is a table with two non-alcoholic beverages.

Beer Edition: Denver’s Awake sober bar offers a creative escape from alcohol culture

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter April 12, 2022

For many 20-somethings, a large part of socialization is local nightlife. It is the essence of the college experience, and with bars reopening and mask mandates being lifted, it stands to reason that many...

A model smiles as she walks the runway.

UWC Hair Show elevates Black culture, brings hair to life

Kota Babcock, Arts and Culture Director February 24, 2022

After last year’s fully virtual show, Colorado State University United Women of Color and the Colorado State University Black/African American Cultural Center partnered to bring the Hair Show back to...

The walls of The Gorehounds Playgrounds mini-theather are covered with movie posters, and lifesize statues of horror characters stand in the corners, Jan. 22nd.

Patrons find horror community at The Gorehound’s Playground

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter January 25, 2022
The modern perception of horror is often boxed in with slasher films and the strange people who enjoy them.
Ben Haney, assistant podcast director at Colorado State University, at his desk behind the DJ Booth under Lory Student Center Oct 11. Haney stated. “I’m so invested into everything, but it can get hard sometimes when I have to schedule training sessions with people and have client podcasts that I have to edit and I have to do other station familiar things. It’s not that stressful but it can be on top of other things.” (The Collegian | Grayson Reed)

Estudiantes en KCSU crean podcasts únicos y ganan experiencia

Brooke Pippin October 27, 2021

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aquí. Traducción de Sarahy Quintana El estudio de producción de KCSU FM está decorado con docenas de CDs brillantes,...

Ben Haney, assistant podcast director at Colorado State University, at his desk behind the DJ Booth under Lory Student Center Oct 11. Haney stated. “I’m so invested into everything, but it can get hard sometimes when I have to schedule training sessions with people and have client podcasts that I have to edit and I have to do other station familiar things. It’s not that stressful but it can be on top of other things.” (The Collegian | Grayson Reed)

KCSU students create unique podcasts, gain experience

Brooke Pippin October 13, 2021

Editor's Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. The KCSU FM production studio is decorated with dozens of glittering CDs, scattered notes and recording equipment. Centered on the...

A variety of plants inside the local business known as Horsetooth Stems and Roots House Plant Boutique Oct. 4. (Garrett Mogel | The Collegian)

Horsetooth Stem and Roots provides hub for plant lovers

Kota Babcock October 5, 2021

As Homecoming approaches, Horsetooth Stem and Roots offers a fun and unique experience for parents, students and alumni alike to find their soul plant.  Located conveniently on the perimeter of Old...

The Grand Teton Candle from Tree Line Candle Company. (Ian Fuster | The Collegian)

Tree Line Candle Co. creates unique, sustainable candles

Ty Davis March 5, 2020

Candles are more than just a means of freshening up your home; for some, they’re also a craft for illuminating life and creativity. Instead of making another jar of lavender and vanilla scented wax,...

Charlie Martin and Will Taylor of Texas band, Hovvdy, perform at Larimer Lounge in Denver, November 24, 2019 (Monty Daniel | The Collegian)

Hovvdy on bedroom recording and making small moments large

Monty Daniel December 5, 2019

Sitting in the bar area of Larimer Lounge in Denver, Will Taylor and Charlie Martin of the band Hovvdy sipped on tall cans of Montucky beer. Taylor and Martin were getting ready to play the last show of...

Johnny Leftwich with his camera and the Backstage Van on Nov. 2. Leftwich said the goal is to “live in the van, go from city to city, digging into the local rock and roll scenes, photographing the bands and talking to them on my podcast.” (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

The Backstage Van offers new take on touring photographer

Joel Thompson November 7, 2019

To call The Backstage Van a passion project would be an understatement. It's the concept of freelance journalist, photographer and podcast host Johnny Leftwich, who combines multiple aspects of music...

Spliff Tank plays at the now shutdown DIY venue Heck House on Oct 19. (Courtesy of Johnny Leftwhich, The Backstage Van)

Heck House revives itself after shutting down last spring

Joel Thompson October 23, 2019

Despite shutting down last spring, Heck House finds a way to survive in the Fort Collins music scene. Heck House is a former DIY music venue in Fort Collins, booking over 20 shows while it ran. Despite...

Image of amazing young sports lady at the beach make yoga exercises.

Health Benefits of Yoga

Rachel Rasmussen October 17, 2019

Sponsored Content By Laura Studley Amidst the chaos and stress of daily life, peace and quiet is hard to come by. Yoga provides a break from the business. It supplies both mental and physical benefits...

Lady Denim band members (left to right) lead guitarist Nic Lubin, drummer and percussionist Matthias Mandl, and lead vocalist and guitarist Nick Lundeen sit outside in their backyard Oct. 14. (Megan McGregor | Collegian)

Meet Fort Collins indie-rockers Lady Denim

Emily Pisqui October 16, 2019

Local band Lady Denim is bringing good vibes to a venue near you. The soft-talking indie-rockers have put roughly 17,000 monthly Spotify listeners into a deep melodic trance, and they hope to encapsulate...

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