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CSU researchers, Entomology Club explore entomophagy — eating bugs

Ivy Secrest, Content Managing Editor April 11, 2024

Eating insects is more commonly associated with schoolyard dares than fine cuisine. Despite the squeamishness concerning insects in the U.S., they are a popular source of nutrients globally.  In an...

A rye loaf, rosemary sourdough loaf and baguette are shown stacked on top of each other April 8. The Bread Chic, a Fort Collins bakery, offers freshly baked pastries and bread every day of the week.

Sourdough bread is beneficial for gut health, immune system

Hana Pavelko, Staff Reporter April 10, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many new trends like TikTok challenges, playing Among Us and binge-watching shows like “The White Lotus.” However, if dancing and gaming are not your forte, you...

Solar eclipses kindled these 4 ancient myths worldwide

Solar eclipses kindled these 4 ancient myths worldwide

Lizzy Rylance, Staff Reporter April 8, 2024

Dragons devouring the sun, wrathful sky gods and hungry squirrels have one thing in common: They are all legends that have been used to explain solar eclipses, one of nature’s most spectacular events. This...

What is a highly sensitive person?

What is a highly sensitive person?

Caden Proulx, Print Director April 3, 2024

You have probably been called sensitive at some point in your life — intended as an insult instead of a compliment. Being sensitive is not a negative trait, though, and a personality type called "highly...

April Fools: Psychology undergraduates now required to provide counseling services

April Fools’: Psychology undergraduates now required to provide counseling services

Academic Proulxbation and Gennevieve Dressmann April 1, 2024

Editor’s Note: This is a satire for April Fools’ Day. Real names and the events surrounding them may be used in fictitious/semi-fictitious ways. Those who do not read the editor’s notes are subject...

April Fools: Amy Parsons private jet emissions outdo Taylor Swifts

April Fools’: Amy Parsons’ private jet emissions outdo Taylor Swift’s

Iguana Secret, Expert Girlboss Blondie Hater April 1, 2024

Editor’s Note: This is a satire for April Fools’ Day. Real names and the events surrounding them may be used in fictitious/semi-fictitious ways. Those who do not read the editor’s notes are subject...

Overlooked woman scientist revealed climate breakthrough in 1856

Overlooked woman scientist revealed climate breakthrough in 1856

Lizzy Rylance, Staff Reporter March 27, 2024

In 1856, a woman named Eunice Newton Foote became the first person to demonstrate the greenhouse gas effect, a foundational discovery in the understanding of climate science. Despite her groundbreaking...

Theory of epigenetic trauma explores impact of historical racism

Theory of epigenetic trauma explores impact of historical racism

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter March 26, 2024

Trauma scars leave an eternal mark that goes beyond superficial traits. For African Americans, historical racism profoundly shapes the health of future generations. The theory of epigenetic trauma proposes...

Women scientists contributions often go unrecognized

Women scientists’ contributions often go unrecognized

Hana Pavelko, Staff Reporter March 21, 2024

In 1970, women made up only 8% of workers in STEM fields, according to the United States Census Bureau. Over 50 years later, women make up 27% of workers in STEM fields as of 2019. While this is a significant...

5 common types of talk therapy explained

5 common types of talk therapy explained

Caden Proulx, Print Director March 20, 2024

Psychotherapy, popularly called talk therapy, relies on interactions between a therapist and a client to address a problem the client may be having. Psychotherapy comes in many different forms, and many...

As Colorado State University begins research on hemp, bean stalks in the University Greenhouse have more room to flourish because the hemp seeds will be planted outside in open field. Photo courtesy of Zane Watson.

Rooted in innovation: Exploring 7 leading research centers at CSU

Hannah Parcells, News Editor March 7, 2024

Colorado State University has always been connected to the wonders of the natural world. Founded in 1870 as Colorado Agricultural College, CSU has a rich history of connecting with outdoor spaces. Over...

Flowers in the CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden Aug. 22, 2023.

CSU Annual Flower Trial Garden is nature’s laboratory

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

Why wait for rain to see a rainbow when the Annual Flower Trial Garden blooms right by the University Center for the Arts at Colorado State University? This bright outdoor space serves as more than...

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