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MW tennis preview: How CSU stacks up against rest of conference

Luke Hojnowski, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

Despite the No. 1 seed New Mexico Lobos (19-2, 8-1 MW) crushing the Mountain West Conference during the dual season, the remaining programs had to battle to the very end of the regular season for seeding.  The...

Pavelko: Old-school teaching methods are more engaging

Pavelko: Old-school teaching methods are more engaging

Hana Pavelko, Collegian Columnist April 23, 2024
As technology has developed, its integration into education has been inevitable. Whether it be the use of computers and iPads in class to take notes or even the digitalization of standardized testing, the use of technology in school has become almost essential to academic life.
Colorado State University students dance to Ulupalakua at the Asian Pacific American Cultural Centers 40th anniversary luau April 20.

APACC celebrates anniversary, Asian Pacific American heritage at luau

Katie Fisher, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

On Saturday afternoon, dozens gathered as the past and present collided, as current students and alumni joined together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Asian Pacific American Culture Center while...

Senator Michael Bennet and former Senator Cory Gardner speak at the Colorado State University event Building Bridges: Bipartisan Perspectives on Democracy, moderated by CSU President Amy Parsons April 22.

Senators Bennet, Gardner discuss bipartisanship at CSU amid protests

Laila Shekarchian, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

In an effort to promote bipartisan cooperation in political discussions, Colorado State University hosted a conversation with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and former Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, moderated...

Proulx: Im tired of having to vet TikTok influencers

Proulx: I’m tired of having to vet TikTok influencers

Caden Proulx, Print Director April 22, 2024
I watch a lot of TikTok livestreams. Whether it's to focus on something mindless for a second or because the game they're playing is just visually stimulating, I love a good rot in bed. With the accessibility and popularity of TikTok, almost anyone can become an influencer and establish a fanbase. This seems great in theory, but it also welcomes a lot of ignorant views to circulate in a way that isn't possible with mainstream celebrities.
A full audience listens to Alison Kafer speak at a lecture about reproductive ableism in the Lory Student Center April 18. I want us to think about how we need to make disability valued (and) make disabled people feel valued, Kafer said. Recognize their lives — our lives — as having futures so that abortion is no longer seen as a necessity. ... That will make it impossible, or at least much more difficult, for anti-abortion movements to weaponize or co-opt language of eugenics to do their work.

Feminist scholar visits CSU to discuss disability, reproductive justice

Aubree Miller, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

Disability justice and reproductive justice may seem like separate issues, but they are greatly entwined with one another as illustrated by feminist scholar and author Alison Kafer. Kafer visited Colorado...

Souza: Dont wish your life away with existentialism

Souza: Don’t wish your life away with existentialism

Emma Souza, Collegian Columnist April 22, 2024
What is more human than fearing something inevitable? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself whenever I panic over getting older. Why am I scared to die if it happens to everyone? I’m nowhere near close to the end of my life — I’m not even halfway — but it's something that I think about all the time.
A participant swipes red and yellow paint across a screen onto a tote bag during the Love Women of Color: Celebrating Empowerment Through Art screen printing workshop April 18.

Silk screening workshop creates space for women of color through art

McKenna Van Voris, Staff Reporter April 22, 2024

Wet paint marks peppered the table as participants set down paper towels so they could continue their art. Colorado State University students of varying ethnicities, genders and backgrounds came together...

Colorado State University outfielder Hailey Smith celebrates a home run with her team during the Rams doubleheader against San Jose State University at the CSU Softball Complex April 21. The Rams won both games, 16-0 and 14-0.

Rams softball dominates in shutout series against San Jose State

Emma Askren, Sports Editor April 21, 2024

Senior projects, shutouts and stoppages. After two days of weather delays and cancellations, Colorado State softball got back into the swing of things on the final day of the series. A weekend of what...

Colorado State University football players face off at the line of scrimmage during the second half of the CSU Green vs. Gold game at Canvas Stadium April 20.

Green, gold, white: CSU football springs into last preseason scrimmage

Liv Sewell, Staff Reporter April 20, 2024

Spring means different things to different people. For Colorado State football, it meant finishing off their preseason training with the Green vs. Gold game in Canvas Stadium on the snowy midday of...

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Virtual reality technology pioneered by CSU spans internationally

Hana Pavelko, Staff Reporter April 18, 2024

Colorado State University is renowned for its cutting-edge research in veterinary medicine as well as its highly regarded chemistry department. Now, CSU is also making a name for itself in the field of...

Colorado State University 2006 Hall of Fame Inductee and volleyball player Angela Knopf poses for a portrait outside of Canvas Stadium, April 9.

Looking back on CSU hall of famers decorating Moby Arena walls

Sophie Webb, Staff Reporter April 18, 2024

If the walls could talk at Moby Arena, they would talk about the athletes, the audiences and the coaches who have passed through since the arena first opened in 1966. Before spectators walk into Moby,...

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