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The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The view from the top of the London Eye

Study Abroad: A Ram’s European Escape

Michael Marquardt, Photographer August 23, 2022

Studying abroad has been the most incredible adventure of my life. I naively thought I knew what to expect in Swansea, Wales, having previously visited London and several other cities, towns and villages...

Seriously: 5 things to avoid as a 1st-year in college

Seriously: 5 things to avoid as a 1st-year in college

Cat Blouch, Collegian Columnist August 18, 2022
Up until now, your introduction to college has likely been full of toothy smiles and icebreakers. I’m not here to ask about your major or where you’re from; I don’t care, and I can promise you most people don’t either.  Instead, I’m here to give you some tough love — to instill in you the knowledge that every first-year college student should know.
Mckenna Daly, President of Chi Omega in front of the sorority home

Here’s what to consider before rushing into Greek life

Ivy Secrest, Life and Culture Director August 18, 2022

Crazy parties may be all that comes to mind when thinking of joining a fraternity or sorority this fall, but the reality is much more complex. If you really intend to join in on the fun, you should consider...

Maddy Erskine and Maxwell Hendrickson pose with all six editions of Scrapped Magazine Aug. 3 at City Park in Fort Collins. Erskine and Hendrickson are editors of the local music zine alongside Max Hogan.

Scrapped brings zines, subculture documentation back to NoCo

Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief August 18, 2022

Just like fashion trends and reruns of “Friends,” elements of life from the 1990s are making a comeback in Fort Collins’ local music scene. For the last six months, fans of Fort Collins artists,...

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A quick guide to dispensaries near CSU’s campus

Grayson Acri, Staff Reporter August 18, 2022

It's that time of year again: back to school. As a student in Colorado, you have access to unique opportunities to purchase recreational cannabis, provided you are of legal age. Whether you want to...

(Graphic illustration by Brian Peña | The Collegian)

Head to Head: Is CSU a football or basketball school?

August 18, 2022

For most of Colorado State University's history, the Rams have long been considered a football school. Some of the Rams' legends of the highest tier were part of this program. Greats such as Pro Football...

(Graphic illustration by Chloe Leline | The Collegian)

Advocating for survivors of interpersonal violence

Piper Russell, News Editor August 17, 2022

Colorado State University has many sexual assault and relationship violence resources. The Women and Gender Advocacy Center is one that provides programs and resources to help sexual assault survivors...

(Graphic illustration by Chloe Leline | The Collegian)

Eckburg: There is no ‘right’ way to do your 1st year

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director August 17, 2022
First and foremost, welcome to Fort Collins. When you first see your life in boxes waiting to be unpacked in a room you now share with a virtual stranger, it can be easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond.  Keeping in mind that you and the rest of your first-year peers are in the same boat is crucial to staying afloat as you adjust to life as a college student and individual.
Junior Isaiah Stevens (4) makes a free throw in the second half of a game Nov. 12, 2021.

Ram athletes stay busy, pro Denver sports win over summer

Braidon Nourse, Sports Editor August 17, 2022

What a special summer it has been for Colorado State University athletics and professional sports in Colorado. Two elite athletes from different CSU sports were drafted over the summer onto professional...

Colorado State University fans hold up their hands and cheer during the CSU basketball game vs University of Wyoming at Moby Arena

Do’s and don’ts for Ram fans on game day

Taylor Paumen, Content Managing Editor August 16, 2022

Colorado State University is back in full swing as the student population returns to campus, but more excitingly, Moby Arena and Canvas Stadium are waiting to be filled up once again. For first-time...

Photo courtesy of Colorado State University Housing & Dining Services

Get the most out of your dining hall experience

Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief August 16, 2022

Moving into the dorms and starting life away from your family, your home and your own kitchen can be daunting — especially if you’re like me and are a picky eater.  You’ve probably already seen...

Everyday Joes Coffee House, a nonprofit in Old Town, functions as an art gallery, a coffee shop and as a church on Sundays with services at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.

5 Fort Collins coffee shops that aren’t Starbucks

Falyn Sebastian, Digital Managing Editor August 16, 2022

Whether you’re in dire need of a quick pick-me-up or you want a mediocre excuse to leave campus, I personally find coffee shops are a great solution. To kick off the new school year (and possibly a new...

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