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Many organizations set up tables on the Lory Student Center West Lawn for the Earth Day Festival April 22.

Earth Day Festival unites in promoting sustainability, awareness

Sophie Webb, Staff Reporter April 24, 2024

In support of environmental protection and Earth Day, Colorado State University hosted a festival where students could learn more about sustainability and what they can do to help their community and influence...

The Fort Collins Rescue Mission sign stands at its location and displays its mission statement, Changing Lives in the Name of Christ March 18.

Sheltered by compassion: Reviewing refuges for unhoused people in NoCo

Annie Hessler, Guest Reporter April 24, 2024

Editor's Note: This article is a part of the author's larger project addressing additional organizations in Colorado. The entirety of this project can be viewed online at anniehessler.com. Growing up,...

Passover Seder sees holiday celebrations with friends, family

Passover Seder sees holiday celebrations with friends, family

Caleb Ediger, Staff Reporter April 24, 2024

Sounds of conversation, speeches and skits took their turns filling the large ballroom hall as the Passover Seder festivities took off, setting a lighthearted and laughter-filled tone to the evening. Monday,...

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...

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...

Ryan Sallans habla sobre su viaje como hombre transgénero

Aubree Miller and Ash Higgins April 19, 2024

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aquí. Traducción de Ash Higgins Navegar por los altibajos de la vida es algo que todos enfrentamos, pero la historia individual...

Valarie Kaur presents Building Bridges with Revolutionary Love at the Lory Student Center Theater April 16.

Civil rights activist explores revolutionary love in CSU keynote

Katie Fisher, Staff reporter April 18, 2024

An audience of individuals from various backgrounds was united under one mission through the powerful cadence of civil rights activist and author Valarie Kaur, who presented her philosophy on building...

The outside of the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center in the Lory Student Center April 10. The organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Asian Pacific American Cultural Center celebrates 40 years of advocacy

Laila Shekarchian, Staff Reporter April 16, 2024

This year, Colorado State University's Asian Pacific American Cultural Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Since 1984, APACC has been a beacon of support for Asian Pacific American students, staff...

Isabel Brown, Alice Lister, Lauren Levine, and Emil Jarza pose for a photo while setting up flags and signs before they march to the Fort Collins Museum of Art for Night of Noise April 12.

LGBTQIA+ community celebrates through Night of Noise

Sophie Webb, Staff Reporter April 15, 2024

What once began at the University of Virginia in 1996 has now grown into a national event, making its way to Fort Collins. Day of Silence was invented by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education...

Abbey Amemiya and Julia Morrow take part in painting cowgirl hats April 11 during the Wild Ram Roundup, promoting the upcoming annual RamFest. “I think its awesome that they have all these people out on campus and are working so hard to promote such a sick event,” Amemiya said.

Wild Ram Roundup kicks off this year’s country-themed RamFest

Sophia Masia, Reporter April 15, 2024

Move over, eclectic grandpa. Country is the aesthetic taking over everything this year, and RamEvents’ annual RamFest concert at Moby Arena later this month will be no exception. On Thursday, April...

W. Kamau Bell sparks conversation on race, culture, democracy

W. Kamau Bell sparks conversation on race, culture, democracy

McKenna Van Voris, Staff Reporter April 11, 2024

The laughter of over five hundred members of the Colorado State University and Fort Collins communities spilled from the Lory Student Center ballrooms Monday evening. The cause of such ruckus, a tall Black...

The outside of Ginger and Baker April 8.

Ginger and Baker partners with local purveyors for sustainability

Kloe Brill, Student Reporter April 10, 2024

Ginger and Baker stands as more than just a local culinary hotspot — it's a testament to Northern Colorado's tapestry of local purveyors. From beer brewed by Horse & Dragon Brewing Company to...

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