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Colorado State University dance students perform Expedition choreographed by faculty member Susie Garifi during the spring dance concerts first official dress rehearsal April 12.

Gallery: Spring Dance Concert

Louisa Petrillo, Staff Photographer April 20, 2023

The Colorado State University annual Spring Dance Concert took place April 14-15 at the University Center for the Arts. The concert began with rehearsals choreographed by faculty members — including...

Ram Racing: Insight into CSU Formula SAE

Reuel Indurkar , Staff Photographer April 13, 2023

Colorado State University’s Formula Society of Automotive Engineers team, Ram Racing, has worked tirelessly to design and manufacture a car to take to the FSAE International competition in Michigan....

Officer August Barber, a Fort Collins Police Services officer and member of the SWAT team, participates in the monthly SWAT sniper qualification training at the Northern Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center Oct. 10, 2022. Barber has been a Fort Collins police officer for eight years with five years of experience on another team. At 17 years old, Barber joined the U.S. Marine Corps. “We dont ever want to lose a fight, and we dont ever want to lose anybody,” Barber said. “But when the person who is in ultimately the most danger is some kids or somebody that cant help themselves at all, that really puts a lot of pressure on the situation.”

Throwing a block: Redefining SWAT as Sacrifice, Work, Attitude, Team

Garrett Mogel , Staff Photographer April 6, 2023

Editor’s Note: Please be advised that this article contains descriptions of violent situations, self-harm and death. Radio traffic breaks the sound of officers chatting. An in-progress call to a...

Jennifer Seiwald dumps peaches into the wash bin section of Helga, the Summit Hard Cider mobile juicing trailer, in Palisade, Colorado

The forgotten fruit

Milo Gladstein , Staff Photographer December 1, 2022

The sun rises over Talbott Farms in Palisade, Colorado, as Jennifer Seiwald fires up her mobile fruit-juicing truck she’s nicknamed Helga. “Going up!” Seiwald calls as she loads up a 1,000-pound...

Colorado State University polo junior varsity members Devon Brown and Bella Taylor pet Recoletta the horse

More than just a brand: An inside look at CSU polo

Gregory James, Photo Editor November 3, 2022

As one of Colorado State University's oldest sports on campus, the CSU polo team is also one of CSU's most decorated club teams, winning four national championships in 1990, 1991, 1999 and 2015 — all...

Dave Primer, board member of Northern Colorado Beekeeper Association, enjoys the smell of honey and pollen

Gallery: The father of colonies and his sweet empire

Tri Duong , Photo Director October 20, 2022

Over the past few years, the population of honeybees within the Northern Colorado region has suffered substantial losses due to various environmental changes. Our ecosystem has been out of equilibrium...

Jessica L’Whor performs at the annual Colorado State University Drag Show April 16.

Drag Show: Resurrection

Lucy Morantz, Photo Editor April 22, 2022

The Pride Resource Center worked in collaboration with Housing & Dining Services and RamEvents to bring back the long-standing tradition. The show was free and open to the public and featured student,...

14. Tom Carney, Bob Townsend, Erica Exline and Ben Draper walk a road on the edge of their mock search area April 9.

A look at the LCSAR volunteers who are there when needed

Garrett Mogel, Photographer April 21, 2022

Search and rescue teams across Colorado have seen an increase in the number of calls in recent years, and Larimer County Search and Rescue is no exception. In 2020, the team responded to 67 calls, and...

Fort Collins, The A and the Front Range are seen from the top of Odell Brewing Companys grain silos located at 800 E Lincoln Ave, Fort Collins, Colorado April 6.

Beer Edition: Odell Brewing Company: The intersection of community, beer

Luke Bourland, Photo Director April 13, 2022

When living in a corporate-dominated world, it is easy to forget not all corporations exist in their own little universe. Odell Brewing Company is a clear example of a business that not only looks after...

What once was three or four homes, is gone due to the Marshal fire.

Rising from the ashes: A community moves forward

Sophie Stern, Photographer March 23, 2022

It has been three months since Dec. 30, 2021, when the Marshall Fire scorched the towns of Louisville, Superior and parts of unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado. The fire destroyed over 1,000...

Julia Kirkwood, the winner of Sonic Spotlight, plays an original song, Dec 10, 2021. Sonic Spotlight was a competition for artists under 23-years-old that took place at Washingtons in Fort Collins.

Fort Collins provides great community for aspiring musicians

Grayson Reed, Photographer March 10, 2022

The options aren't slim when it comes to venues. With open mic nights all around, people in Fort Collins want to cheer new artists on and see them succeed. “My definition of success for being an artist...

Vicente Delgado checking the lettering of his t-shirt design

Bringing issues of the border to light through creative passions

Cambria Gifford, Photographer February 17, 2022

“Every morning we wake up, open the door, and we can actually see Mexico,” Vicente Delgado said, describing his family home in El Paso, Texas. Delgado’s house sits only 10 minutes from the border,...

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