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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

Burke: You dont have to be a political person to understand politics

Burke: You don’t have to be a ‘political person’ to understand politics

Callum Burke, Staff Writer October 23, 2022
Regardless of the context within politics, the practice of communicating your thoughts and beliefs is prevalent at Colorado State University for every student. Not only is it important for students to communicate their beliefs and partake in the art of debate, it is just as important to understand baseline politics and develop an individualized opinion on important topics. 
A brief history of cannabis policy in the United States

A brief history of cannabis policy in the United States

Paul Brull, Cannabis Director October 19, 2022
The United States has a storied history when it comes to cannabis policy. With elections approaching, understanding where we are today can be more appreciated if we look to the past.
Fort Collins residents can use the ballot box outside the Larimer County courthouses building to deliver their ballots. (Photo illustration, Brooke Buchan | Collegian)

Cameras, GPS tracking: How Larimer County keeps your votes safe

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

"I am completely and 100% comfortable with elections in Larimer County," Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers said. Myers explained the secure process of counting ballots amid controversy...

Midterm voter guide: Colorado Propositions

Midterm voter guide: Colorado Propositions

Jordan Mahaffey, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

November’s ballot includes eight propositions, where voters will either select yes/for or no/against. Statutory propositions are relevant for all of Colorado and reflect a number of economic and lifestyle...

The Colorado experience — benefits of sports betting

The Colorado experience — benefits of sports betting

Dylan Heinrich, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

As all eyes shift to the ballots, sports betting will continue to be one of the most talked about issues nationwide. Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 2018, both...

LFTE: Collegian readers, your vote matters — we have the info you need

LFTE: Collegian readers, your vote matters — we have the info you need

Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief October 19, 2022

Editor’s Note: All letters from the editor reflect the views of the editorial board only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian. Dear readers, This week, registered Colorado voters...

Making your vote count — how to vote in Larimer County

Making your vote count — how to vote in Larimer County

Allie Seibel, News Editor October 19, 2022

Casting a ballot is a process some young people look forward to; it's a special privilege of being 18 to be able to aid in making the decisions that help guide local, state and national government. Voting...

How visual art shapes our political, moral compass

How visual art shapes our political, moral compass

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

Visual art remains one of society’s most valued means of communication, spreading ideologies through methods beyond the need for words or sound. The value of visual art is especially important in shining...

A no smoking sign posted outside Colorado State University Cottonwood apartment

A look into Colorado State University cannabis policy

Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022
Colorado State University's prohibitive cannabis policy may seem strange to an outside observer. We live in a legal state and even have a bar on campus, so why is cannabis disallowed?
Midterm voter guide: Colorado constitutional amendments

Midterm voter guide: Colorado constitutional amendments

Andrea Donlucas, Staff Reporter October 18, 2022

This year, three amendments are being considered for ratification to the Colorado Constitution. The following has been compiled with information from the 2022 State Ballot Information Booklet and Ballotpedia.  Amendment...

Midterm voter guide: FoCo questions on elections, council pay

Midterm voter guide: FoCo questions on elections, council pay

Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief October 18, 2022

Fort Collins residents will vote on three city-initiated charter amendments this November.  The charter amendments, all of which were placed on the ballot through Fort Collins City Council ordinances,...

Henry: This years selection of political ads are wild, wacky, weird

Henry: This year’s selection of political ads are wild, wacky, weird

Brendan Henry, Collegian Columnist October 18, 2022
Election season is nearly upon us, and while everyone prepares to cast their vote, many of us like to sit back, relax and enjoy the insane ads sponsored by political candidates.
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