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Creating a Community: Communal Living Steps Out of the Comfort Zone

Katie Mitchell September 28, 2018

The first time I wore mascara was the day I left for Girl Scout camp when I was 7.  I went to sleep-away camp alone. I was sad and nervous and intimidated by the girls who decided to go with their friends....

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Açaí Bowls Put the Power in ‘Power Bowls’

Katie Mitchell September 5, 2018

Deep in the Brazilian Amazon basin, a berry peaks out from its palms. At a closer look, the purple delicacy seems to be a cross between a grape and blueberry and begs to be tasted. The açaí plant, pronounced...

Piled high, the Prestige sandwich at the Gold Leaf gets creative with fried lion’s mane and pickles. Photo credit: Benjamin Chang

The Gold Leaf Collective

Katie Mitchell February 1, 2018

Even more strings of magical lights have moved into Fort Collins’ downtown area. It feels magical to walk under their warmth as the small restaurant calls for diners to rejoice in a homegrown meal. The...

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Coffee, the Frienemy of Many

Katie Mitchell September 28, 2017

Coffee, water, air; all necessary components of life. Coffee serves as a lifeblood to many people around the world, the intense flavors and more intense levels of caffeine in each sip are addictive, to...

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Food Is Here To Give You Energy and Save Your Skin

Katie Mitchell September 13, 2017

Your skin is breaking out, classes are hard, you’re always tired and you just got a parking ticket. This is not your week. We would like to introduce solutions to at least two* of these problems: Food. Food...

Cusco, Peru is nestled into the Andes mountains. This could be a study abroad option for you or your significant other! Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

Away From My Love, Help!

Katie Mitchell August 30, 2017

Dear College Avenue, My significant other is studying abroad this semester. I'm going to miss them so much, but at the same time I'm so happy they are doing what they love and traveling the world. Help!...

At this shrine, the bowls of water represent clarity, the flame represents being present in the moment and the flowers are a reminder of beauty whilst meditating. Photo credit: Nikhil Puri

A Deeper Look Into Meditation

Katie Mitchell August 29, 2017

The Dalai Lama states, “The essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have the right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion,...

Studying for finals can be very consuming, make sure to stay hydrated and practice self-care. Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

5 Tips For Self-Care During Finals Week

Katie Mitchell May 8, 2017

Self-care is always important, but even more so during stressful weeks such as finals. Taking care of yourself is something worth carving out time for, even if it is just for a quick shower or run. Alea...

Girl Scout troop 60606 packing a van for their camping trip Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

Raising Brave Girls

Katie Mitchell April 25, 2017

Recently, I began working as a volunteer leader for a Girl Scout troop here in Fort Collins, Colo. With the girls all being in early elementary school, this is an essential time to provide encouragement...

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Scrubbing Your Social Media

Katie Mitchell April 18, 2017

Scrubber is a company with one goal: to get you hired after graduation. Their product to get you there? A full social media scrub down. They search all of your accounts for mentions of drugs, alcohol,...

The Blue Sky Breakfast waffle is piled high with eggs, bacon, tomatoes and avocado. Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

The Waffle Lab: Best Waffles in Fort Collins?

Katie Mitchell April 12, 2017

You pass FedEx and a barber shop on your way to the restaurant. Suddenly, your heart stops; has Sunday brunch turned into a morning of errands? Nope! You've arrived at The Waffle Lab, a hole in the wall...

Dancers perform at the International Dance Event. Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

COISA: Godmother to Colorado State University’s International Clubs

Katie Mitchell March 28, 2017

The Council of International Student Affairs, or COISA, is an organization tasked with taking care of and “god-mothering” all of the international clubs on our campus. This council is responsible for...

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