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Eckburg: There is no ‘right’ way to do your 1st year

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director August 17, 2022
Feeling like a little fish in a big pond? The vastness of campus can make you feel alone, but know your fellow Rams have your back.
The Laurel Village dorms sit with Durward Hall and Westfall Hall in the background Feb. 2, 2021.

Stella: Don’t knock the dorm experience

Michael Stella, Collegian Columnist August 12, 2022
It's easy to complain about dorm living, but don't miss out on the opportunity to make friends and build your own CSU community.
Heaven Old Coyote puts a beaded feather piece in their hair at the Native American Cultural Centers 37th Annual Pow Wow, hosted by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, in the Lory Student Center

Stella: CSU needs to show more appreciation for Native people

Michael Stella, Collegian Columnist May 3, 2022
While CSU often references the Land Acknowledgment, it does very little outside of the Native American Cultural Center to actually incorporate Native American representation and appreciation on campus.
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Tusinski: CSU students find the perfect way to protest campus preachers — comedy

Dylan Tusinski, Collegian Columnist May 3, 2022
Rather than engaging in shouting matches, bad-faith debates or ignoring campus preachers' hateful rhetoric altogether, the CSU community has responded with something they can't compete with: comedy.
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McMillan: Take my online data, I don’t need it

Adah McMillan, Collegian Columnist May 2, 2022
In the age of the internet, privacy is incredibly important for many, but what's so wrong about getting niche, targeted ads?
Colorado State University graduates line up for the precession into Moby Arena before their graduation ceremony begins. CSU held the graduation ceremony for the College of Agricultural Sciences on May 12, 2018 at Moby Arena.  (Forrest Czarnecki | The Collegian)

McKissick: It’s OK to not have a 5-year plan post-graduation

Nathaniel McKissick, Collegian Columnist May 2, 2022
With the class of 2022's graduation just around the corner, seniors are faced with having to plan out the next step in their lives. Big decisions may be on the horizon, so try to remember it's OK to not have it all figured out yet.
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Henry: If there is any time to not take summer classes, this is it

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist May 1, 2022
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and with pandemic restrictions lifting, this may be the best summer to not take any classes.
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Tusinski: The debate about classroom ‘grooming’ is just homophobia

Dylan Tusinski, Collegian Columnist April 25, 2022
"Don't Say Gay" bill supporters need to be educated themselves, not strip LGBTQ+ history from textbooks.
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Henry: America’s elderly government could use an age cap

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist April 25, 2022
It may be time to reconsider America's culture of having elderly citizens hold elected office. We should find a way to make politicians more in sync with younger generations.
Khao Soi Thai and a Mai Tai drink ordered Tom Kha Thai Asian Bistro located at 144 North Mason Street Unit 8, Fort Collins Colorado Apr 2.

McMillan: Eating ‘authentic’ foreign food is not a competition

Adah McMillan, Collegian Columnist April 25, 2022
Searching for "authentic" foreign food is problematic; instead, try focusing on supporting local immigrant-owned businesses.
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McKissick: Too much sex positivity can be a bad thing

Nathaniel McKissick, Collegian Columnist April 24, 2022
Sex positivity is a growing movement, but too much of it can be dangerous.
Sonny Perdue is sworn in as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with his wife Mary Ruff and family at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. April 25, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Preston Keres via Wikimedia Commons)

Hontz: Congress must act to uphold public trust in the Supreme Court

Chase Hontz, Collegian Columnist April 24, 2022
The public's trust in the Supreme Court has dwindled in the last decade due to a growing distrust in media and government, and Congress should gain this back through transparency and rigidity.
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