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A graphic of a mother and daughter walking down a red, white and blue striped path facing fireworks in the distance. At the base of the path is a small brown truck.

Fort Collins’ annual Independence Day Parade draws international crowd

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter July 9, 2024

It was a patriotic celebration in Old Town Fort Collins as attendees of all ages lined Mountain Avenue Thursday morning for the annual Independence Day Parade before enjoying a long day of festivities. “Today’s...

The Colorado flag with an symbol of a pyramid and an eye on top of the letter C.

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...

An illustration of two mugs of beer, overfilled with bubbles, clinking against each other.

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...

An illustration of three people wearing park ranger outfits, including broad-brimmed hats, examining plants in a mountain landscape.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Arboretum Coffee, a newly opened nonprofit cafe, sits on the south side of the Colorado State University campus on Prospect Road April 7.

Arboretum Coffee assists local immigrants, refugees through barista apprenticeship

Katie Fisher, Staff Reporter April 10, 2024

Bathed in the light of antique stained-glass lamps, warm paint tones frame a long dark-paneled coffee bar, bold cursive outlines a menu of hand-crafted items and every dollar spent goes right back to the...

Just Love Coffee Cafe on the corner of W. Elizabeth Street and City Park Avenue in Ft. Collins April 3.

Just Love Coffee Cafe builds community through charity

Sananda Chandy, Staff Reporter April 9, 2024

With delectable food made with a waffle iron and the desire to bring positivity to Fort Collins, Just Love Coffee Cafe works to create a unique and heartfelt atmosphere that actively reaches out to meaningful...

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