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The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

‘They don’t need $7,000 from my struggling pocket’: CSU RAs forced to pay back awarded financial aid

Allie Seibel, Editor in Chief September 21, 2023

Some Colorado State University resident assistants are having to pay back the university part of their financial aid after a bookkeeping error awarded too much aid money to some students who were not originally...

Eckburg: We shouldnt have to justify absences

Eckburg: We shouldn’t have to justify absences

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director February 1, 2023
College life can act as a bridge to your adulthood and career — you take specialized classes while often working or maintaining an internship, and that can be a lot of stress! Sometimes, college life can make you feel like your brain is melting.  So, when those days pop up, and you’ve realized it’s mid-week and you have not had a single day that was not dedicated to working a full shift or attending a full course load — or both! — and your brain melt is fully initiated, it’s okay to skip class. 
Black History Month shows the Blackprint for American culture

Black History Month shows the ‘Blackprint’ for American culture

Ivy Secrest, Life and Culture Director January 30, 2023

As Black History Month approaches, the Black/African American Cultural Center at Colorado State University prepares for a series of events that will celebrate students and their heritage. Guided by...

The Health and Medical Center, located on Lake Street and College Avenue

Health Network hosts free voice workshop for trans students

Barnaby Atwood, Staff Reporter January 30, 2023

The Colorado State University Health Network's Transgender Health Team is co-hosting voice workshops with the Pride Resource Center for transgender and nonbinary students Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Jan. 31...

Artist Nicholas Galanin speaks about his mural in the Lory Student Center

Indigenous artist brings his artistic philosophy to campus

Katherine Borsting, Staff Reporter January 26, 2023

Art is a form of storytelling, and it is able to convey information the spoken word often cannot. It is commonly left to the viewer to decide what emotions to feel or what questions to ask. Many use...

Rams Against Hunger Food Pantry

RAH Food Pantry celebrates refrigerator and milk donation

Piper Russell, News Director January 25, 2023

Colorado State University held a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 23 at the Rams Against Hunger Food Pantry located in the General Services Building. The event was a celebration of Dairy MAX’s donation of...

Patricia Vigil gives Alfreda “Freda” Whaley, a residential dining employee, the Multicultural Staff and Faculty Network

Foundry worker Freda Whaley falls into early retirement

Samy Gentle, News Reporter January 25, 2023

Freda Whaley had been working at Colorado State University since 1989. Most recently, she worked for Housing and Dining Services at The Foundry dining center. That was until Sept. 5, 2022, when she —...

(Graphic courtesy of Annika Lister)

110 years of insects: The metamorphosis of the CSU bug club

Ivy Secrest, Life and Culture Director January 24, 2023

For most of us, bugs can be reduced to a fear of spiders and a hope that termites don't take down our homes. For students in the Colorado State University Entomology Club, bugs are much more than that. After...

A group of Fort Collins locals begin a march down The Oval at Colorado State University Jan. 22. The march was in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which was overturned in June 2022. Protesters gathered to support womens rights.

Local activists march in support of reproductive justice

Alexander Wilson, Social Media Coordinator January 24, 2023

Around 50 people surrounded The Oval Sunday afternoon holding signs with phrases like, “Keep your rosaries off our ovaries.” As the people began chanting, “I will go to jail for justice,” alongside...

Some people hold a sign that says Graduate Worker Organizing Cooperative.

Plans to phase out mandatory assistant graduate fees now underway

Barnaby Atwood, Staff Reporter January 19, 2023

With the start of the spring semester, Colorado State University rolled out its plan to phase out mandatory fees for graduate assistants, starting with 50% of fees covered this semester. The plan is...

An illustration with the Colorado State University logo in the center, surrounded by coins, green paper bills and dollar signs.

Eckburg: A tuition increase is not the answer, students assemble

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director January 19, 2023
Colorado State University's Board of Governors is planning a tuition increase for the coming year, which will continue to widen the gap between it and the national average for in-and-out-of-state tuition.  This new tuition increase comes amid a lot of turmoil regarding faculty and staff pay on campus, especially with Colorado’s minimum wage reaching $13.65 this year; however, is CSU really able to justify the rise in tuition considering the value of the degree the students leave with? 
LTTE: My summer at CSU Spur, Hydro facility opening

LTTE: My summer at CSU Spur, Hydro facility opening

Guest Author January 18, 2023
As a third-year Business Major at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, life was moving very fast in the Spring of 2022. I was balancing a heavy class load and working 15-20 hours a week. The summer months were on the horizon, and I had not yet secured an internship when I came across an open position at CSU Spur. I decided to investigate further, but little did I know at the time that this was going to be such an engaging and rewarding experience.
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