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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



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Palestine Benefit Concert supports local families through art, music

Cadence Cardona, Staff Reporter July 14, 2024

Northern Colorado community members gathered together for a night of music, art and insight in support of local Palestinian families saving money to evacuate their relatives out of Gaza. The Palestine...

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Fort Collins’ annual Independence Day Parade draws international crowd

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter July 9, 2024

It was a patriotic celebration in Old Town Fort Collins as attendees of all ages lined Mountain Avenue Thursday morning for the annual Independence Day Parade before enjoying a long day of festivities. “Today’s...

In an indoor gym, a woman track athlete holds a shotput ball above her head in preparation to throw.

Morris, Lesnar, Hawkins represent Rams in US Summer Olympics team trials

Adam Gross, Staff Reporter July 7, 2024

Colorado State track and field sent a trio of its best women throwers to compete at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, for the 2024 United States Olympic Team Trials. Gabi Morris, Mya Lesnar and Michaela...

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City Council abolishes occupancy limits following removal of housing ordinances statewide

Allie Seibel, Editor in Chief July 5, 2024

Fort Collins City Council passed a measure officially abolishing housing occupancy limits by way of a 5-2 vote, following the implementation of HB24-1007, a bill signed by Gov. Jared Polis that officially...

A strand of mini pride flags hangs from the edge of a pop-up canopy.

LGBTQIA+ students discuss queer CSU experience, campus culture

Caden Proulx, Print Editor June 30, 2024

Editor's Note: To protect the privacy of individuals interviewed in this article, some names have been changed to provide anonymity. Junior Kathryn Carlos was not always a Ram. In fact, her experiences...

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Breaking news: Man with stab wounds found at CSU Health Center

Sam Hutton, News Editor June 18, 2024

Editor's Note: This is a breaking news story. Updates will be provided as they become available.  An unidentified male was discovered in a Colorado State University Health and Medical Center bathroom...

Three protesters holding signs walk down a street. The left sign reads, FoCo says Free Palestine. The middle sign reads, The blood of children on your hands. The right sign reads, Woodward manufactures genocide.

Demonstrators denounce Woodward, Israel after Rafah bombings

Sam Hutton, News Editor June 1, 2024

Demonstrators again gathered near Woodward headquarters June 1 to continue advocating for a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The demonstration, located in designated free-speech zones along...

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John Weber to take over as CSU athletic director

Damon Cook, Sports Editor May 30, 2024

Colorado State officially announced that Interim Director of Athletics John Weber will officially move into the full-time role May 30. Weber took over the role from Joe Parker Feb. 19 and has since...

Three basketball players in white and orange uniforms try to stop one player in a green and gold uniform from scoring. Lifting a basketball in his left hand, the green and gold player jumps above the others toward a basketball hoop.

Nique Clifford withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to CSU

Damon Cook, Sports Editor May 30, 2024

After a breakout season in which Nique Clifford helped lead Colorado State men's basketball back to the NCAA tournament, Clifford announced his decision to withdraw from the 2024 NBA Draft and return to...

Inside a greenhouse, a scientist wearing blue latex gloves and a black shirt reaches into the center of a large corpse flower, which has a large, flaring, petal-like spathe around a tall, protruding spadix.

CSU sniffs botanical behemoth Cosmo the corpse flower

Emma Askren, Sports Editor May 26, 2024

Normally, people run from the smell of rotting flesh, but this Memorial Day weekend had an unprecedented number of Fort Collins community members seeking out the smell. With a long line quickly spreading...

In an animal pen, a scientist wearing latex gloves and a harness carrying a medical device crouches next to a baby cow, feeling the calfs side with their right hand.

CSU livestock research lab tackles leading health concerns in cattle industry

Paige Gruber, Staff Reporter May 10, 2024

Established in August 2022, the Sarah Raabis Lab at Colorado State University is making significant strides to improve animal welfare by focusing on the most pressing issues in the beef and dairy industries...

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Editorial: This is how The Collegian covers ASCSU, accepts letters to editor

Editorial Staff May 8, 2024

Editor’s Note: This is an editorial. Editorials do not reflect the view of all employees of The Collegian but instead represent a stance taken by The Collegian’s editorial board, which consists of...

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