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El Camino de Santiago: My Pilgrimage Walking 566 Miles Across Northern Spain

El Camino de Santiago: My Pilgrimage Walking 566 Miles Across Northern Spain

Jenna Fischer February 23, 2018

Thirty days. Five hundred sixty-six miles. One incredible journey. In August 2017, I walked across the entire width of Spain from the French border to the Atlantic Ocean on the ancient pilgrimage route...

Hostels are a great place to meet other travelers from all around the world. Poc-Na Hostel in Isla Mujeres, Mexico displays the flags of many different countries on the ceiling. Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

What People Do Not Tell You About Hostels

Jenna Fischer February 21, 2018

It is 3 a.m. You are lying wide awake in a dorm room with 20 other people in a wobbly bunk bed with scratchy sheets and a blanket of questionable cleanliness. The guy in the bunk above you is snoring so...

Colorado hemp farm

Industrial Hemp: A Misunderstood Industry

Jenna Fischer April 13, 2017

With its environmentally-friendly properties and wide range of uses, industrial hemp or Cannabis sativa L. may be the key to the future of sustainable agriculture. Mike Sullivan is the founder of Hemp...

Derek Isabelle and Jordan Tunnell code software for the EcoCAR 3 competition.

EcoCAR 3 Students Drive Innovation

Jenna Fischer February 28, 2017

You’re driving home late at night, exhausted from a long day at work. As you drive, your mind numbs and your eyes begin to droop, causing you to drift into the lane of oncoming traffic. Just as you are...

display of outdoor bags and backpacks

Topo Designs Values Community and Outdoors

Jenna Fischer February 21, 2017

Colorado-based outdoor bag and apparel company Topo Designs values the outdoors and community. Founders Mark Hansen and Jedd Rose created the brand in 2008 and opened the Denver flagship store in 2013. Two...

David Boling in his Transfort bus

Transfort Driver Brings Energy to Route

Jenna Fischer February 13, 2017

“Carpe Diem. Seize the Day. This is your day and you will never, ever have another day like this. Make the most of it. Make your parents proud, your brothers and sisters jealous, and your friends weep...

Members of the Comedy Brewers jumping up in smiles in front of Old Town mural

Fort Collins Improv Group Brews Up Laughter

Jenna Fischer November 11, 2016

The improvisation ("improv") group Comedy Brewers brings family-friendly entertainment to Fort Collins. Similar in style to the popular comedy show “Whose Line is it Anyway,” the performances feature...

wideshot of Mount Elbert

The Fourteener Files

Jenna Fischer November 9, 2016

There are 58 peaks in Colorado that exceed 14,000 feet. While climbing fourteeners comes with many challenges, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Colorado State University students share their experiences...

Left to right: bassist Mathew Di Panni, percussionist Andy Warren, vocalist Katie Jayne Earl, guitarist and vocalist Colin Dieden, guitarist Josh Hogan and keyboardist Dave Appelbaum. Photo by Jenna Fischer. Photo credit: Jenna Fischer

Q&A: The Mowgli’s

Jenna Fischer September 27, 2016

With their quintessential California sound, the feel-good indie rock band The Mowgli’s has established themselves as a prominent name in the alternative music scene since their formation in 2010. The...

Dancers participate a pole class at Lime Light. Photo credit:

Lime Light Turns Fitness Upside Down

Jenna Fischer September 16, 2016

When people think of pole dancing, they often picture a poorly-lit club filled with cigar smoke and shady mustachioed men. They envision lingerie-clad women with tacky stage names dancing erotically to...

Alison Inwood and Abbey Ervine are active in the Salsa dance community through socials and teaching classes. Every Tuesday night at 7:30 the Rio Grande hosts Salsa classes as well as a social after class. (Nathan Tran | Collegian)

Salsa: not the dip you’re thinking

Jenna Fischer May 2, 2016

You can already hear the pulsing Latin music as you ascend the stairs to the dance floor. Dozens of couples are stepping and spinning to the beat. Even if you can't understand the lyrics, dancing is a...

Tyler Haus is a transfer student from Northeaster Junior College. (Photo by Jenna Fischer)

Transfers Tell All: From Junior College To CSU

Jenna Fischer April 25, 2016

When people think of college, they often imagine massive lectures, rowdy football games and a sprawling campus. What they may not realize is that college life can also mean a rural school, small class...

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