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Henry: Gen Z is reshaping a future without the American dream

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist January 19, 2022
The American Dream has long been the ideal standard of measuring success in this country, but Gen Z is changing that.
(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

McKissick: Stan culture is toxic and unhealthy

Nathaniel McKissick, Collegian Columnist January 18, 2022
One-sided stan relationships are unhealthy and, frankly, weird. Celebrities are not your friends.
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Eckburg: Finals are stressful, so stop gendering self-care

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Editor December 8, 2021
With finals approaching, self-care is more important now than ever, and that includes men. Self-care isn't selfish or feminine, and we could all use time time for ourselves.
(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

Gross: Stop complaining, do what’s right, wear a mask

Dillon Gross, Collegian Columnist December 7, 2021
We're entering our third year of the pandemic and people are still refusing to properly wear their masks. Stop being selfish, do what's right and protect yourself and your community.
Finals week survival guide photo illustration (Collegian file photo)

Meltzner: We need to change the final grading structure

JD Meltzner, Collegian Columnist December 7, 2021
Our academic futures should not be decided by the results of a few weeks of schoolwork, and we should not be forced to forfeit grades in some areas for better grades in others.
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Tusinski: In this house, we believe your yard sign is performative

Dylan Tusinski, Collegian Columnist December 6, 2021
Good intentions don't excuse lackadaisical activism.
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Lopez: Dropping out sounds nice, but persevering is better

Dominique Lopez, Opinion Columnist December 6, 2021
Finals are tough on everyone, and you may feel like dropping out is the next best thing, but it's important to persevere before embarking on a very well-deserved winter break.
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Tusinski: Rittenhouse verdict threatens to normalize political violence

Dylan Tusinski, Collegian Columnist November 30, 2021
There are people out there celebrating the Rittenhouse verdict, not because justice has been served, but because it gives them a license to kill.
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Meltzner: CSU’s history of student activism is worth celebrating

JD Meltzner, Opinion Columnist November 29, 2021

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. College campuses often serve...

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Blouch: U+2 has a history of classism and racism

Cat Blouch November 17, 2021

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. If you live in Fort Collins,...

A hiker at the Maxwell Natural Area passes a sign placed by the First Nations Right Relations Gathering for Hughes Land Back Aug. 22. Colorado State University planned to develop the Hughes land, but activists hoped the site could be used as a gathering place for Indigenous people.

Lopez: Public schools can teach better Indigenous history

Dominique Lopez November 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. Imagine sitting down in...

A sign sits along a fence in the Hughes Public Open Lands space, just west of the Aggie Greens Disc Golf Course in Fort Collins, at a press conference held by members of the Hughes Land Back initiative Sept. 18. (Serena Bettis | The Collegian)

Henry: Land Acknowledgment is nothing more than acknowledgment

Brendan Henry November 15, 2021

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. Students at Colorado State...

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