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Colorado State University students wear their countries’ flags with pride at the National Hispanic Heritage Month launch Sept. 13. Students displayed their cultures, featuring the Mexican and Guatemalan flags to name a few.

El Centro celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Ivy Secrest, Content managing editor September 18, 2023

As National Hispanic Heritage Month begins, El Centro at Colorado State University will host the first of many events for students. El Centro aims to represent all aspects of Latinx heritage during this...

Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

CSU vs. CU: A history of our extensive rivalry

Christian Arndt and Ayla Sanchez September 15, 2023

The Rocky Mountain Showdown is returning this weekend for the first time since 2019, and with that comes a heightened sense of community among Colorado State University students, faculty and alumni. However,...

Nate Haas, owner of Krazy Karls Pizza and Colorado State University graduate, poses for a portrait at the Krazy Karls location off of Timberline Road Sept. 12.

CSU alumnus, owner of Krazy Karl’s bleeds green, gold

Ivy Secrest, Content Managing Editor September 13, 2023

The return of the Rocky Mountain Showdown may be the reigniting of an old tradition for many Colorado State University fans, but for newcomers, it can be hard to understand what this game is and why it...

A Fort Collins resident goes in for a bite of a fresh peach Aug. 19. Presented by the Rotary Clubs of Northern Colorado, the Peach Festival was put on by local businesses and organizations. The festival took place in Civic Center Park and helped raise funds for the Imagination Library, a program that donates books to children in Larimer County.

Peach Festival: 1-stop shop for end-of-summer fun

Jack Fillweber, Staff reporter August 29, 2023

On Saturday, Aug. 19, four Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins came together to hold the 13th annual Peach Festival. This festival holds a special place in Fort Collins' heart because of its positive impact...

A group of girls ride in the Tour de Fat costumed bike parade following a country theme Aug. 26. Tour de Fat is celebrating its 24th year with a day full of free activities for people of all ages.

Annual Tour de Fat unites cyclists in Colorado

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter August 29, 2023

The well-known costumed bike parade Tour de Fat took over Fort Collins Saturday, Aug. 26. Families and friends from all over Northern Colorado came to participate in the parade and the event held afterward...

The Fort Collins Food Truck Rally is hosted at City Park every Tuesday evening during the summer season.

Food Truck Rally unites live music, local cuisine in NoCo community

Sophia Masia, Reporter August 29, 2023

Join the Fort Collins community every Tuesday at City Park for the Food Truck Rally: a mouthwatering evening of food trucks, live music and a vibrant atmosphere.  "I love the Food Truck Rally; it’s...

A crowd listens to local band Fancy Bits on the lawn at the New Belgium Brewing Company Aug. 12. The concert was part of the Northern Colorado Poudre RiverFest.

Annual Poudre RiverFest informs, entertains NoCo community

Grant Coursey, Staff Reporter August 21, 2023

The annual Northern Colorado Poudre RiverFest took place at New Belgium Brewing Company this past weekend. The focus of the festival is to bring the community together to celebrate the Cache la Poudre...

A Pride Resource Center table stands outside of the entrance to the drag show offering stickers and information

Pride Resource Center celebrates 25th anniversary

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter August 20, 2023

In August 1998 the Pride Resource Center opened its doors to students, staff and faculty to use its space and resources. This year the Pride Center will be celebrating its 25th anniversary through LGBT...

Pizza Casbahs bright neon exterior illuminates Laurel Street. The institution has been part of the Fort Collins food scene since 2005 and offers authentic New York-style pizzas.

Pizza Casbah feeds authentic New York-style pizza to FoCo

Christian Arndt, Director of the Life and Culture desk August 4, 2023

Pizza Casbah has long been a staple for New York-style pizza near the Colorado State University campus as well as a popular local favorite. Located at 126 W. Laurel St., Pizza Casbah was established...

Courtesy of Josh Mack

Meet the Pride Resource Center’s new assistant director

Ivy Secrest, Managing editor August 2, 2023

Josh Mack may be new to his role as the Pride Resource Center's assistant director, but he is not new to Colorado State University.  Formerly advising students in the Community for Excellence program,...

Tips for alleviating 1st-year worries

Tips for alleviating 1st-year worries

Christian Arndt, Life and Culture Director July 26, 2023

Welcome to Colorado State University, Rams! College is a rollercoaster of different experiences — some being better than others — but the fun lies in the experiences. Here is some advice to help you...

Diggs Brown, a member of the Colorado Veterans Plaza of Northern Colorado, proceeds down Mountain Avenue during the annual Independence Day Parade in Fort Collins Colorado on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. “Independence Day is my favorite holiday of the year,” Brown said. “We honor the service and sacrifice of all those who came before us and made the nation the way it is.”

How to support veterans through fireworks on the 4th of July

Ivy Secrest, Content Managing Editor July 7, 2023

As Fort Collins celebrates the Fourth of July with food truck rallies and firework spectacles, it is important to remember a key part of our communities and even of Independence Day celebrations: our veterans.  Serving...

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