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Late Night Eateries Transform Fort Collins Into a ‘City That Never Sleeps’

APotter March 28, 2018

Fort Collins is a college town, and there are many stores open late for students who are pulling all-nighters to get all their work done or for those who are coming home late from a fun night out. Alleycat...

backpack, boots, and CSU cap

3 Tips for Planning a Super Last Minute Spring Break

APotter March 7, 2018

The people who are truly dedicated to spring break are the ones who plan a year in advance. But not everyone can plan that early in advance, so a last-minute spring break is a reality for many Colorado...

Crystal Joys

New Crystal Shop In Old Town Fort Collins

APotter February 8, 2018

Crystal Joys has been providing jobs to adults with developmental disabilities in the Fort Collins community for a little over a year. The shop started out as a traveling inventory store and in August...

white person holding smoothie from tropical smoothie cafe

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Raises Money for Camp Sunshine

APotter October 13, 2017

In October 2015, a cafe opened at the corner of South College Avenue and West Laurel Street with the motto: when people eat better, they feel better. As it says in their mission statement, Tropical Smoothie...

Indoor seating can be a little crowded, but it adds to the homey aesthetic that Maxs Place has. Photo credit: Audrey Potter

Max’s Place, A Homey Colorado Pit Stop

APotter April 10, 2017

If you found yourself traveling around Exit 74 on Interstate 25 in Colorado City, Max’s Place is a perfect pit stop for a delicious meal. Max's Place serves breakfast all day as well as burgers and...

the Alley Cat Cafe interior

The Alley Cat Cafe – Place to Study

APotter April 4, 2017

The Alley Cat Cafe is a coffee shop that is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. It is located near downtown Fort Collins, right across campus and hidden in an alley; hence the name. The coffee house has a...

A GIVE volunteer looking off into the beautiful nature of Laos. Photo credit:

GIVE Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand to Those in Need

APotter March 3, 2017

GIVE is an organization that stands for ‘Growth International Volunteer Excursions’ that travels to Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand and Laos with hundreds of student volunteers ready to give these countries...

student on Horsetooth bouldering

Students Boulder at Horsetooth Reservoir

APotter February 16, 2017

Colorado State University students have access to a rock climbing wall in the recreation center, but for the real deal they drive up to Horsetooth Reservoir. Rock climbing requires a lot of equipment...

backpack, latptop, and open notebook from above

Freshmen Attacking Second Semester Differently?

APotter February 2, 2017

Starting school at a university that is much larger than any school one has experienced can be intimidating. On top of that, there is a heavier work load, more independence and free time. Every year,...

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