Fort Collins Focus: January 2020

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The Fort Collins Focus is a half-page image printed in every copy of The Rocky Mountain Collegian and published online during the normal publication schedule. The focus section was established as a place for Collegian photographers to report on the community and its members in a photojournalistic format.

Hannah Zimmerman, an electrical engineering senior, carefully cuts the sections of a remote control plane out of foam board Jan. 28. Zimmerman is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics organization, which met to start work on building RC planes and will take another two meetings to complete them. After completion, many members are determined to fly the planes outside. AIAA meets every other Tuesday in the engineering building and has students from many departments. (Pratyoosh Kashyap | The Collegian)
Senior marketing major Devon Heywood stands on the corner of Prospect Road in a Speedo holding a sign that reads “I suck @ fantasy” on the afternoon of Jan. 25. Heywood stood with the sign for an hour as punishment for finishing in last place of his fantasy football league. At the beginning of the season Heywood “did not think this was a possibility” for him, but in the last week of the season his teams began performing poorly, consequently moving him to last place. “I had the choice between a spray tan, shaving my eyebrows or doing this,” Heywood said. “So I picked this.” (Lucy Morantz | The Collegian)
Fort Collins resident Josh Hanlon winds up to throw a Frisbee for his dog at City Park Jan. 22. Hanlon and his 6.5-year-old dog, Sir Charles Barrington III, nicknamed Charlie Bear, come to the park every day to play. “There’s no (Charles Barrington) first or second; there’ll probably be a fourth though,” Hanlon said. (Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)
Man examines snowboard
Bryce Barsnick, a third-year mechanical engineering student, checks for rough patches while waxing a snowboard on a makeshift stand during a skiing trip on Thursday, Jan. 16. He makes sure the wax spreads evenly across the surface of the base and lets it cool for five minutes. Once he applies the wax to the board, irons it smooth and makes sure there are no bare spots, Barsnick examines the board for excess wax that forms unnecessary rough patches on the board’s surface. Barsnick started out skiing but switched to snowboarding seven years ago. (Skyler Pradhan | The Collegian)


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