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(Graphic Illustration by Chloe Leline | The Collegian)

20 years of restricted speech: Panhandling in Fort Collins

Maddy Erskine, Arts and Culture Editor February 9, 2022

From 1995 to 2015, Fort Collins was enforcing an unconstitutional panhandling ordinance. Panhandling is "to stop people on the street and ask for food or money," according to Merriam-Webster. Violation...

(Graphic Illustration by Trin Bonner | The Collegian)

7 ways to cure your cabin fever in quarantine

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter February 3, 2022
As COVID-19 continues to spread across Fort Collins,  the intensive onset of boredom that permeates into every aspect of isolation is alive and thriving. 
The walls of The Gorehounds Playgrounds mini-theather are covered with movie posters, and lifesize statues of horror characters stand in the corners, Jan. 22nd.

Patrons find horror community at The Gorehound’s Playground

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter January 25, 2022

The modern perception of horror is often boxed in with slasher films and the strange people who enjoy them. The reality of the community surrounding horror is much more complex and deep than that. Drawn...

Door to Foco Cafe

FoCo Cafe offers warmth, healthy meals during holiday season

Ivy Secrest December 7, 2021
The Foco Cafe provides those services by going above and beyond, “giving a hand-up” rather than a handout, as their motto says.
Three of Scissors and Sinners Hair outlaws Tabitha Petersen, Mikki Maddalena and Rachel Reed pose outside the shop Nov. 8. (Kota Babcock | The Collegian)

Scissors and Sinners offers inclusive barbering in Old Town

Kota Babcock November 10, 2021

Located at Laurel Street and College Avenue in Old Town, Fort Collins, Scissors and Sinners offers customers a unique and affirming barbering experience. Since barbering experiences are often tailored...

Waffles tilts his head at the sound of the camera shutter while at the Tour De Corgi in Fort Collins Colorado Oct. 2. (Garrett Mogel | The Collegian)

Tour de Corgi brings corgi fans, rescues together

Hailee Stegall October 6, 2021

Tour de Corgi, one of Fort Collins' most popular events, returned this past weekend to the streets of Old Town. Last year, the event was held entirely online. For the seventh year, corgi owners from...

A variety of plants inside the local business known as Horsetooth Stems and Roots House Plant Boutique Oct. 4. (Garrett Mogel | The Collegian)

Horsetooth Stem and Roots provides hub for plant lovers

Kota Babcock October 5, 2021

As Homecoming approaches, Horsetooth Stem and Roots offers a fun and unique experience for parents, students and alumni alike to find their soul plant.  Located conveniently on the perimeter of Old...

Various products on display inside Brand Spanking Used on South College Avenue Feb. 23. (Cat Blouch | The Collegian)

The best places to thrift in Fort Collins

Cat Blouch March 17, 2021

If there's anything Fort Collins is known for, it would be its unique charm and reputation for sustainability. Thrift stores are around every corner of the City; finding one-of-a-kind statement pieces...

Following instructions on the Center for Disease Controls website, a reusable cloth facemark can be made at home from a bandana, a coffee filter, two hair ties and a pair of scissors. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

Community members help students mask up for move-in

Lauryn Bolz August 17, 2020

It is quickly becoming apparent that face masks will be an integral part of life on Colorado State University’s campus for the foreseeable future. According to the Centers for Disease Control, face...

Malama Massage and Bodywork business owner and massage therapist Gina Michelle performs her routine cleaning, in an effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure risk, between clients, July 24. (Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)

Local massage therapist provides healing for caregivers

Anna von August 16, 2020

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and months of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, many are experiencing increased stresses. One local Black-owned business offers a reprieve: massage. Gina Michelle...

Will Bell, an alumni of Colorado State University shows inventory from his company Sic970 on Nov 14.

‘Small hinges swing big doors’: Supporting Black-owned businesses

Paige Moorhead June 10, 2020

As we take to the streets to protest and post to social media to denounce racism and police brutality, we must also remember as consumers, where we spend our money matters. One of the ways to join the...

The third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival stock photo. (Julia Trowbridge | Collegian)

ACT At Home keeps the community connected

Lauryn Bolz May 3, 2020

The ACT Film Festival has established itself as a staple of springtime at Colorado State University, bringing a myriad of human rights related films to The Lyric Cinema for students and faculty to be inspired...

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