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Back to campus captured in photos

students sit and talk in a circle outside
A class hosts a group discussion outside of Colorado State University’s Education Building Aug. 30. (Connor McHugh | The Collegian)

As the school year started, The Collegian photo desk was tasked with taking pictures embodying what being back to school meant to them. This gallery serves as an introspective look into how each photographer views campus differently. To some, being back to school means a busy campus; to others, it means groups tabling on The Plaza or just simply bikes being chained up outside of Clark Building. Regardless of the picture and the sentiment attached to it, the feelings associated with being back to school vary greatly from person to person. 

 

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Luke Bourland, Photo Director
Luke Bourland is a history major from Durham, Connecticut. Bourland is studying history in hopes of going to law school in the fall 2022 semester after graduation. In terms of which law school Bourland wants to go to, he likes to joke, "I will attend anywhere that'll have me!" Bourland has been taking pictures recreationally for most of his life but did not officially join The Collegian until the beginning of his sophomore year in 2019. Bourland originally joined The Collegian to develop his skills and to photograph out of his comfort zone. During his time at The Collegian, Bourland has held positions such as freelance photographer, media archivist, assistant photo editor, photo editor and finally, photo director. As the photo director, it is Bourland's job to make sure the paper is accompanied with beautiful pictures alongside the photo editor. Bourland has photographed events ranging from speeches and galas to football and basketball games. In his free time, Bourland is an avid golfer, fly-fisherman and still loves to take pictures recreationally. Differing from the style of photography at The Collegian, Bourland enjoys slowing down and shooting landscapes and portraits on film. Bourland first learned how to develop film with a friend in the bathrooms of Corbett Hall, stuffing towels under the doors to avoid any light leaking in. No matter where life takes Bourland, he hopes that photography will always be there along the ride.  

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