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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

A butterfly sits on a flower at the Spring Creek Botanical gardens butterfly exhibit

The Butterfly House, a fluttering and elegant escape

Emmalee Krieg, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

Any butterfly lovers out there? Right here in Fort Collins there's a hidden gem called the Butterfly House at The Gardens on Spring Creek. Located at 2145 Centre Ave., the gardens have a lot to offer.  According...

A mural is painted in an alleyway near the Civic Center Parking Garage

Burke: Fort Collins embraces graffiti art without the vandalism

Callum Burke, Collegian Columnist September 13, 2022
Fort Collins has a unique way to address and deter graffiti artists by partnering with local artists through Art in Public Places.
Participants of the Fort Collins Colorado Tour De Fat bike parade line up along West Mountain Avenue in preparation for the parade Sept. 3. Tour De Fat is annual event put on New Belgium Brewing Company featuring live music, costumes and beer.

Tour de Fat rolls up as pandemic pedals back

Tri Duong, Co-Photo Director September 8, 2022

(Graphic illustration by Charlie Cohen | The Collegian)

FoCo Trash Mob protests Trader Joe’s plastic use

Piper Russell, News Editor September 8, 2022

Highly organized protest may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "trash mob," but for a group of recycling volunteers in Fort Collins, it's the new method of protesting single-use plastics. On...

Participants of the Fort Collins Colorado Tour De Fat bike parade line up along West Mountain Avenue in preparation for the parade Sept. 3. Tour De Fat is annual event put on New Belgium Brewing Company featuring live music, costumes and beer.

New Belgium Brewing hosts 23rd Tour de Fat

Jack Miller, News Repoter September 7, 2022

Editors Note: This article was updated to reflect more accurate information about the nonprofit organizations. New Belgium Brewing hosted its 23rd Fort Collins Tour de Fat event this past Saturday....

A Transfort MAX bus at Spring Creek Station

More Transfort routes suspended amid staffing shortages

Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter August 31, 2022

Another series of Transfort route suspensions was issued to begin Aug. 15 and will remain in place until further notice. A press release by the City of Fort Collins states recent staffing shortages have...

Burke: Eco-friendly FoCo welcomes 1,000 baby trees to town

Burke: Eco-friendly FoCo welcomes 1,000 baby trees to town

Callum Burke , Collegian Columnist August 29, 2022
In another climate-forward step, the City of Fort Collins partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Canopy program to encourage the planting of 1,000 trees around the city.
(Graphic illustration by Ava Kerzic | The Collegian)

Henry: If there is any time to not take summer classes, this is it

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist May 1, 2022
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and with pandemic restrictions lifting, this may be the best summer to not take any classes.
(Graphic illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

State bill enacts roll-through laws for bikes, non-motor vehicles

Austria Cohn , News Reporter April 27, 2022

Bicyclists and people on electric scooters over 15 years old are now able to generally treat stop signs as yield signs and red lights as stop signs. Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 22-1028, known...

Mx Freudian Slip performs at the annual Colorado State University drag show as cash thrown onstage by crowd members rains down

CSU drag show brings back energy, representation to community

Katrina Leibee, Editor in Chief April 18, 2022

Performers brought glitz, glamour and energy to the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom April 16 for Drag Show: Resurrection. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, visitors finally packed the ballroom...

(Graphic illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

Eat, drink and socialize at CSU’s 17th annual Passover Seder

Jack Miller, News Reporter April 6, 2022

The Chabad Jewish Student Organization at CSU plans to host its 17th annual Passover Seder April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Lory Student Center. Passover is an annual Jewish holiday that...

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