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One Year With COVID-19

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(Graphic Illustration by Christine Moore-Bonbright | The Collegian)

Students see brunt of mental health crisis as pandemic goes on

Sam Moccia March 11, 2021

About 14 months ago, on the day the very first case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States, the country had already been waging a long and quiet war with another pandemic — one students today...

Smoke from the CalWood fire rises to the southeast of Estes Park, Colorado, near Jamestown Oct. 17. (Matt Tackett | The Collegian)

Cooke: COVID-19 is a crisis that exposed injustices

Cody Cooke March 11, 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. The pandemic infiltrated...

A box of loaded Lebanese fries at Yum Yum Social Club March 4. This version of fries is based on Lebanese street food culture which consists of coleslaw as the additional topping with various spices. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Restaurants cling onto community despite the pandemic

Kailey Pickering March 10, 2021

As one walks through Old Town Fort Collins, they can see that restaurants have taken a new form with outdoor seating, highly sanitized tables and masked servers. Amid the buzz that continues to fill...

Rows of empty seats dormant in the Thomas & Mack Center at the Air Force Reserve Mountain West Mens Basketball Championship in Las Vegas. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Frame by Frame: Playing through uncertainty

Devin Cornelius, Ryan Schmidt, and Tri Duong March 10, 2021

[smartslider3 slider=94]   Since the start of the season, the sports world knew that nothing would be as it used to be. Now with masks, social distancing and the absence of fans, student-athletes...

Denise Hakim, the owner of YumYum Social Club, prepares a falafel sandwich for one of her daily customers, Mar. 4. The grand reopening of the 30 years old family business is to “make the past mistakes right again and approach the business with a different attitude,” Hakim said. (Tri Duong | The Collegian)

Frame by Frame: Restaurant life during COVID-19

Luke Bourland March 10, 2021

[smartslider3 slider=95] Throughout Fort Collins and the world, many businesses have felt the brunt of COVID-19. One of those restaurants is Yum Yum Social Club and another is Avogadro's Number. Yum...

The Laurel Village dorms sit with Durward Hall and Westfall Hall in the background Feb. 2, 2021.

Frame by Frame: Community in isolation

Luke Bourland March 10, 2021

[smartslider3 slider=96] A little over one year ago, life in Fort Collins, Colorado, came to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local hot spots like The Oval, Old Town Square, Canvas Stadium,...

Members of The Red Scare pose outside of the Aggie Theater in Old Town, Fort Collins. (Luke Bourland | The Collegian)

Local music flourishes, but artists face lost income

Maddy Erskine March 10, 2021

It has now been a year since many local bands have been able to play a live show. While this time has allowed many bands to experiment with their music, there is a feeling of incompleteness due to...

Colorado State Rugby takes on New Mexico on Nov. 9 on the IM fields. CSU won by a landslide score of 60-8. (Asia Kalcevic | The Collegian)

Thank you, Ram rugby

Scott Nies March 9, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is a column that reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board. Whenever someone hears a pop...

Outdoor dining tents are seen at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mishawaka implemented these to ensure distance between patrons. March 6th, 2021. (Michael Marquardt | The Collegian)

Local venues adapt and persist through pandemic

Max Hogan March 9, 2021

In March of last year, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the entertainment industry like a tidal wave. In a matter of days, venues around the country had shut their doors, and for some of them, it was for...

Throughout multiple buildings on campus, Colorado State University finds ways to decorate interior spaces with living plants to help breathe life into the areas on Feb 23. (Laurel Sickels | Collegian)

Blouch: The costs and benefits of remote working and learning

Cat Blouch March 9, 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. We have now been living...

Juan Belardinelli does research in the Microbiology Building March 4. Belardinelli is a research scientist working on a variety of projects, including COVID-19 research. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

Reflecting on research: A year of COVID-19 at CSU

Noelle Mason March 9, 2021

One year ago, Colorado State University students left campus to isolate from one another in the face of the looming COVID-19 pandemic.  During the year following the initial lockdown, campus seemed...

(Graphic illustration by Lou Regen | The Collegian)

Special Olympics continues inclusion revolution through pandemic

Bailey Shepherd March 8, 2021

Just under a year ago, the Special Olympics College at Colorado State University was preparing for one of their biggest and most anticipated events of the season: The Special Olympics National Basketball...

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