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Luke Bourland

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.


All content by Luke Bourland
Krisa Gonna performs at the annual Colorado State University Drag Show April 16.

Dragshow: Main Event

April 22, 2022
Tywan Francis (8) holds his hands up in response to a call on the field Sept. 12.

An Ag Day Upset

September 12, 2021
People relax on the hill outside of the Lory Student Center to listen to President Joyce McConnells fall reflection speech Sept. 1. (Grayson Reed | The Collegian)

Fall Reflection photos

September 1, 2021
Christinia Eala, an activist for Native American rights, talks with other demonstrators at the A biker at the Maxwell Natural Area Aug. 22 passes signs placed by the Intertribal Alliance for Right Relations. Demonstrators and activists were at the trailhead to explain the history of the Hughes land and their hope for it to be used as a gathering place for Indigenous people. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian) on Aug. 22. Elea and other activists envision the land that used to be the site for Hughes Stadium serving as a gathering place for Indigenous people, but Colorado State University is currently planning to develop housing and other facilities on the land. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

Fight for Hughes Land

August 26, 2021
Jeremiah Lucas shows some cannabis cultivars in the clone room where new plants are grown April 7. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

From dirt to doobie

April 7, 2021
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