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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian



Clearing confusion surrounding the monkeypox virus

Clearing confusion surrounding the monkeypox virus

Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

As the number of monkeypox infections has risen, so too have the confusion and controversy surrounding the disease. Limited information about the monkeypox virus exists at this time, so guidelines and...

Mary Jackson in her lab in the Microbiology Building March 4, 2021. Jackson was leading a team researching a bacillus Calmette–Guérin vaccine for COVID-19. Now, Jackson is also involved with a study using anti-malaria drugs for pulmonary infections.

CSU research finds anti-malaria drugs useful for pulmonary infections

Jordan Mahaffey, News Reporter April 20, 2022

A Colorado State University research team discovered a possible treatment for pulmonary infections, and the team’s findings were published in the Feb. 23 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Pulmonary...

Dry soil cracks at a corn field at Fritzler Farm Park in La Salle, Colorado Sept. 18, 2019.

Fields and floods: Grassland research on precipitation extremes

Noah Pasley, News Editor March 2, 2022

Colorado State University researchers will soon launch a project that will study the effects of extreme drought on grasslands particular to northeastern Colorado. The team, led by biology department...

Fort Collins City Hall is located at 300 Laporte Avenue Nov. 8, 2020.

Larimer County’s Climate Smart initiative needs community feedback

Isabel Brown, News Reporter February 24, 2022

Editor’s Note: Read the Spanish version of this article here. As the effects of climate change become more and more apparent, Larimer County has formed the Climate Smart Larimer County initiative...

(Graphic Illustration by Malia Berry | The Collegian)

Larimer officials concerned about rising hospitalizations

Natalie Weiland October 11, 2021

Larimer County health officials expressed concern about rising levels of COVID-19 hospitalizations as flu season approaches.  According to an Oct. 9 press release from the Larimer County Department...

Canvas Stadium stands in low-hanging smoke from both the Lewstone fire near Rist Canyon and the Cameron Peak fire near Cameron Pass Aug. 23. (Devin Cornelius | The Collegian)

Fort Collins ranks 17th-worst in nationwide ozone levels

Noelle Mason September 19, 2021

Fort Collins residents are no strangers to waking up with scratchy throats from poor air quality. Fort Collins was recently ranked the 17th-worst city in terms of high ozone days, according to a new...

Ph.D. Student and hemp researcher Brian Mitchell holds up a bundle of recently cut hemp plants in a research field at the southern location of the Agricultural Research, Development & Education Center (ARDEC). Mitchell is currently collecting data on the use of hemp as a ground cover plant. (Matt Tackett | Collegian)

CSU partners in research project about rural sustainability

Isabel Brown September 14, 2021

Colorado State University recently partnered with stakeholders and scientists from seven other schools in a $15 million research project. This project centers on bridging the gap between growing urban...

Larimer County Health Department provides COVID-19 update

Larimer County Health Department provides COVID-19 update

Isaiah Dennings July 15, 2021

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment held a public forum July 12 via Zoom to update residents on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The delta variant was a main topic,...

Larimer County health officials warn of new COVID-19 variant

Larimer County health officials warn of new COVID-19 variant

Isaiah Dennings June 29, 2021

Larimer County health officials issued a statement Friday, June 25 warning residents about the increased presence of the new delta variant of COVID-19. The first case of the delta variant of COVID-19...

Gathered at University of Northern Colorado’s University Center UNC student, Austin Huber, vapes a “phat cloud”. Austin was the founder of the event, created to rid Greeley of its stink by vaping. He planned to create more events similar, to bring people together.
(Anna Baize | Collegian)

Study explores possible link between vaping and viral infections

Natalie Weiland April 21, 2021

Colorado State University’s Magzamen Lab has begun a study regarding the effects of electronic cigarettes on viral infections.  According to a flyer posted around campus, the study will be “investigating...

A sign of Panacea Life Sciences in the Chemistry building Apr. 7. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Room for growth: Panacea-CSU partnership furthers CBD research

Noelle Mason April 20, 2021

One year ago, Colorado State University alumna, founder and CEO of Panacea Life Sciences, Leslie Buttorff, gifted $1.5 million to the University for the creation of a cannabinoid research center.  “I...

(Graphic illustration by Charlie Dillon | The Collegian)

Written in the Stars: April astronomy calendar

Noelle Mason March 30, 2021

Stargazing can be a new hobby to explore this spring as the evenings begin to warm up.  Colorado State University’s Emily Hardegree-Ullman, assistant professor in the Colorado State University...

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