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Founders Day: CSU historians reflect on land-grant origins

Aubree Miller, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

With Colorado State University's annual Founders Day comes time to reflect on the university’s history and impact. CSU turned 154 on Feb. 11 thanks to the Morrill Act. Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill...

Tower of Love: Westfall Hall hosts matchmaking event

Tower of Love: Westfall Hall hosts matchmaking event

Gwendolynn Riddoch, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

This beautiful Valentine's Day, love is in the air.  Molly Swist and Abria Duran decided to stir up some romance in Westfall Hall at Colorado State University with a matchmaking event sure to hit the...

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Insights from Fort Collins restaurants during CSU winter break

Kloe Brill, Staff Reporter February 2, 2024

As the winter break swept across Colorado State University, the familiar hum of students dissipates, leaving the streets less crowded and the local businesses facing a distinctive shift. In this quieter...

Silent social: New Belgium hosts CSU ASL Club

Silent social: New Belgium hosts CSU ASL Club

Kloe Brill, Staff reporter February 2, 2024

New Belgium Brewing opened its doors to the Colorado State University American Sign Language Club for a unique and silent social experience. The atmosphere was that of a typical social bar setting but...

Nadia Parriott plays in a pinball tournament at Pinball Jones in Old Town Feb. 23. Parriott has been playing pinball for almost two and a half years, her favorite machine being either Bonsai Run or Elviras House of Horrors. Parriott originally hails from New York City, coming to Fort Collins for art and love, the latter playing a bigger part, she said. Now Parriott and her husband reside in Fort Collins, hoping to move to Golden, Colorado, to be closer to the mountains. (Luke Bourland | The Collegian)

Stay warm this winter with these indoor FoCo activities

Christian Arndt, Life and Culture Director February 2, 2024

Given that Fort Collins is an area centered on outdoor activities, some may feel trapped and out of ideas for what to do during these winter months. However, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to...

CSU club involvement nurtures success, connections on campus

CSU club involvement nurtures success, connections on campus

Christian Arndt, Life & Culture director January 29, 2024

Many students find themselves in uncertain situations. Whether a first-year or a transfer, students need to find outlets to make new friends, gain new experiences and put themself out there. Thankfully,...

Avery House docent Grace Poat gives a tour to Fort Collins residents Dec. 2, 2023. Poat has been volunteering with the Avery House since October and enjoys explaining the history of the house to guests. The Avery House, located on Mountain Avenue, was constructed in 1879 and now serves as a local history museum. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Local history comes to life at Avery House

Allie Seibel, Editor-in-chief January 22, 2024

Heather Reid stands in the soft sunlight streaming through a thick glass window on a chilly early December afternoon. To the many passersby on the sidewalk who may catch a glimpse of Reid through the window...

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Remembering Matthew Shepard 25 years after his murder

Hannah Parcells, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Matthew Shepard was a normal college student simply going about his life when he was murdered 25 years ago for existing as a young gay man. The attack is one of the most well-known hate crimes in recent...

The Colorado State University Health and Medical Center located on the corner of West Prospect Road and College Avenue in Fort Collins April 11.

CSU Health Network workshop aids students in mindfulness

Aubree Miller, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Stress is incredibly common across college campuses, particularly during this time of year with midterms, projects and finals looming. To help students manage this, the Colorado State University Health...

Members of the Native American Cultural Center gather in the NACC office Nov. 2. The Native American Cultural Center hosted Queer Connections to discuss queer identity and the historic and cultural relevance of queerness in Native community spaces.

Indigiqueer Experiences discusses Two-Spirit identity

McKenna Van Voris, Staff reporter November 6, 2023

The Native American Cultural Center hosted the Indigiqueer Experiences event Thursday, Nov. 2, as part of Queer Connections, a series of events held through Colorado State University's Pride Resource Center. This...

‘Breaking the News’ emphasizes importance of diversity in journalism

‘Breaking the News’ emphasizes importance of diversity in journalism

McKenna Van Voris, Staff reporter October 29, 2023

The film “Breaking the News” was screened in the Lory Student Center Monday, Oct. 23, as one of the events at Colorado State University’s Symposium for Inclusive Excellence.  The film featured...

Charlie is not alone: Walrus Ice Cream ghost turns into ghosts

Charlie is not alone: Walrus Ice Cream ghost turns into ghosts

Gwendolynn Riddoch, Staff reporter October 25, 2023

Most Fort Collins locals have heard the stories of Charlie Dinnebeck, the ghost that haunts Walrus Ice Cream. But what some might not know is that Charlie is not the only one. Halloween will soon be upon...

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