Fort Collins Focus: September 2019

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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 normal the 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.

Group of students sit around puppy and pet
Bondi the English bulldog puppy gets pet by several Colorado State University students in the Braiden Hall lobby for Pet Night, hosted by Housing and Dining Services on Sept. 23. Faculty members brought in their dogs to provide four-legged de-stressors to students in the midst of the first midterms of the semester. (Gregory James | The Collegian)
woman figure skates
Miranda Coldren, a sophomore on the Colorado State University figure skating team, performs a camel spin at practice, Sept. 22. (Brooke Buchan | The Collegian)
child feeds his father lemonade
Colorado State University graduate student Issei Nakahara attends the University Picnic with his wife and son after the 2019 Fall Address Sept. 19. Nakahara is earning his master’s degree in human dimensions of natural resources at CSU. The Nakaharas moved from Japan to the United States in late June 2019. Nakahara came to study sustainable tourism because he thinks “the U.S. National Park System is (the) best in the world,” and he wants to learn how to best protect Japan’s parks as tourism increases in the country. (Anna von Pechmann | The Collegian)
Man throwing football
Biochemistry and molecular biology third year Christopher Liston throws a football with friend Jacob Lambdin, a computer information systems third year, at City Park on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Liston and Lambdin have been playing football together since middle school and see it as a friendly way to be competitive. In middle school, they would set up football games in their neighborhood for fun and quoted the movie “Tag” by saying “You don’t stop playing because you get old; you get old because you stop playing.” (Skyler Pradhan | The Collegian)
Two men stand by cars
Ed Koski, left, and his son Curt Koski, right, show off a pair of cars they are in the process of restoring in their garage in northern Fort Collins. Ed Koski has been restoring cars for nearly 50 years, according to Curt Koski, including the car on the left, a rusty 1934 sedan that Curt Koski recovered from a ditch near Rapid City, South Dakota. (Forrest Czarnecki | The Collegian)
Art and art history sophomore Amanda Rooms cuts out cardboard circles in her Art 170 foundations of 3D class. Rooms began at Colorado State University last year undecided about what she wanted to pursue but declared art this year. “I want to go into art therapy because I’ve always loved art and always wanted to work with people with special needs. This is the perfect combination.” (Brooke Buchan | The Collegian)
Man sings
Jester Jay of jangleTHUMP performs at one of Yum Yum’s last patio sessions. JangleTHUMP is a three member group that performs original music as well as various covers. Yum Yum’s is also hosting a farewell party on Sept. 15 as they close their doors after 30 years of business. (Nathan Tran | The Collegian)
Woman setting up food cart
Maytha and Tanh Pham set up their food cart, “Mobile Pho,” for the afternoon rush in Old Town Square. The Phams met in Fort Collins after moving from Thailand and Vietnam. Maytha Pham expressed, “We missed the Asian street food and said why not?”(Alyssa Uhl | The Collegian)


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