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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.

El Centro Cultural Asiático-Pacifico Americano Celebra Sus 40 Años de Aniversario

Laila Shekerchian, Maritza Soto-Ojeda May 6, 2024

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aquí. Este año, el Centro Cultural Asiático-Pacifico Americano (APACC) de la Universidad Estatal de Colorado (CSU) celebra...

Cody Braesch climbs a V3-rated bouldering route at Horsetooth Reservoir January 2019. Originally from Berthoud, the Braesch started outdoor rock climbing in 2018. “I haven’t found anything else that pushes me so hard both mentally and physically as rock climbing,” Braesch said. “It’s like a constant battle between the limits of your body and how far your mind will let you push past the fear and uncertainty of what could happen.”

Colorado outdoor culture romanticizes slumming it while signifying privilege

Ivy Secrest, Content Managing Editor May 2, 2024

Growing up in Colorado, I became intimately familiar with the great outdoors. Weekends were for hikes, week nights were for biking and winters were structured around powder days and maximizing the use...

These 3 iconic movies are Coloradans

These 3 iconic movies are Coloradans

Sananda Chandy, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

Colorado, the home to many beautifully diverse landscapes and scenery, has been the backdrop for various cult classic movies that fans continually go back to. Colorado fans can visit their filming locations,...

These famous cults got their start — or end — in Colorado

These famous cults got their start — or end — in Colorado

Katie Fisher, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

From a silver woman mummified and entombed in Christmas lights to a naturally formed spire rumored to be the landing site of a UFO, there has been no shortage of fringe religious movements or self-proclaimed...

Colorado breweries are home to cult of specialty beer lovers

Colorado breweries are home to cult of specialty beer lovers

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter April 29, 2024

Colorado has been known to attract a variety of specific cult followings: the obvious winter sports fanatics, pothead transplants, outdoorsy mountain lovers and, of course, the elite craft beer drinkers. “I’ve...

Forest Congress inspires future natural resources leaders

Forest Congress inspires future natural resources leaders

McKenna Van Voris, Staff Reporter April 29, 2024

The Women's and Minoritized Genders' Forest Congress is an annual gathering centered on minoritized genders in natural resource fields. According to the National Association of State Foresters, fewer than...

CSU professor advises on managing finances as college student

CSU professor advises on managing finances as college student

Alexis Austere, Guest Reporter April 25, 2024

Being financially independent does not have to be daunting. It is a matter of understanding where to find helpful information and guidance as well as understanding the terminology of finances. Being confident...

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...

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