About Us

Meg Metzger-Seymour, Arlee Walls and Samantha Ye in the Oval
The 2020-2021 College Avenue Magazine Editorial Staff. From left to right, Meg Metzger-Seymour, Editor-in-Chief, Arlee Walls, Executive Editor, Samantha Ye, Multimedia Editor. (Photo by Devin Cornelius | College Avenue Magazine)

Our Community Mission

College Avenue is an independent features magazine produced and operated by Colorado State University students under the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation. Our mission is to serve the CSU and Fort Collins community with innovative, engaging and creative coverage of community issues through the lenses of culture and lifestyle.

College Avenue Magazine respects the roles of journalists as storytellers and conversation leaders within the community. As such, we place a special emphasis on community advocacy. Our reason-for-being as a lifestyle magazine is, after all, tied directly to the rich collection of lived experiences within the community.

College Avenue Magazine endeavors to be a safe space and a brave space for every student to share their story.

 

Interested in working with us?

We are looking for a Visual Editor to join our team!

 

A job description is available below. Applications are open on a rolling basis. Please submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio and a statement outlining your vision and ideas for the magazine to editor@collegeavemag.com

 

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We are always looking for additional storytellers. CSU student writers, photographers, illustrators and designers are all encouraged to reach out. We pay per story and can offer practicum credit through the company.  

 

For advertising opportunities on our website and print editions, please contact Kim Blumhardt at kim.blumhardt@colostate.edu.

 

Our History

College Avenue Magazine was started in 2005 under Rocky Mountain Student Media. We are the company’s only student-run magazine, providing valuable experience for student journalists and stimulating reporting for our community. We are an independent publication separate from Colorado State University.

 

Our coverage has ranged from lifestyle guides for college students to profiles on local businesses to in-depth analyses of pop culture. In 2019, the CSU blackface incident directed us toward providing more demanding coverage of the systems and institutions around us. Our fall 2019 cover story “Is Your Voice Being Heard?” won an SPJ Mark of Excellence award in Non-Fiction Magazine Article and SPJ Ethical Practices in Journalism award. 

 

In fall 2020, we established our first independent website at collegeavemag.com, whereas previously our stories were published under the Rocky Mountain Collegian website. 

 

Today, we remain dedicated to providing critical community reporting for students and Fort Collins residents alike during these extraordinary times. 

 

2021-2022 Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief
Kailey Pickering
editor@collegeavemag.com

 

Multimedia Editor
Anna von Pechmann

avonpechmann@collegeavemag.com