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Shelf of products at Magnolia Street Market (Mara Scullion | College Avenue Magazine).

Passing the Torch: From JB’s Convenience Store to Magnolia Street Market and the Importance of Multiculturalism

Mara Scullion, Contributor May 20, 2022

With the popularity of East Asian trends and culture becoming mainstream in North America, movies like “Parasite” and shows like “Squid Game” are still topping the charts. When snuggling in to...

Sketch of Girl Powder exhibit pieces. Courtesy of Kate Schmidt.

The Girl Powder Exhibit: Kate Schmidt’s Effort to Embrace Femininity in Outdoor Apparel

Kelsie Korinek, Contributor April 29, 2022

Each morning, after rubbing the sleep from our eyes or enjoying a hot cup of coffee, most of us pay a visit to our closets and dressers to choose an outfit that will help us carry out the day’s tasks....

Graphic design senior, Micah Hwang, sits in front of his bedroom wall of artwork April 3. “I definitely chose to do graphic design, but it did help that growing up my siblings and I were artistic because of our dad, since he was a painter when he was younger, said Hwang. (Anna Tomka | College Avenue Magazine)

Asian American Art: Visual Stories of a People

Simone Woodbury, Contributor April 27, 2022

Art surrounds us everywhere we go, in all sorts of dimensions. A high-end outfit, sleek or archaic architecture, hand-crafted jewelry, and intricate sculptures are just a handful of ways self-expression...

Students from the Muslim Student Association organized a Ramadan Iftar event, supported by the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC), Black / African American Cultural Center (B/AACC), and Islamic Center of Fort Collins. (Skyler Pradhan | College Avenue Magazine)

APACC: How One CSU Organization Embraces Community and Culture

Kelsie Korinek, Contributor April 27, 2022

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month in May, Colorado State University’s Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) organized a variety of events to highlight...

Bawarchi Biryani Point, an Indian restaurant serving South-Indian cuisine, and Swagath, an Indian grocery store located next to Bawarchi on South College and Prospect in Fort Collins. (Pratyoosh Kashyap | College Avenue Magazine)

Bawarchi Biryani Point: A One-Stop Shop for South Indian Cuisine

Aspen Flores, Contributor April 27, 2022

When you think of Asian food in Fort Collins, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe it’s the bao from Chopstickers, perhaps the pho at Saigon Grill, or maybe, if you have not explored beyond...

The Cache la Poudre River provides the water necessary for irrigation of local farms. Japanese immigrants coming into Fort Collins in the 1800s and 1900s worked to create the irrigation systems used today for agriculture and residential use. (Gregory James | College Avenue Magazine)

Asian American Culture in Old Town Fort Collins

Harper Wines, Contributor April 27, 2022

Those familiar with Colorado probably don’t know that iconic Old Town Fort Collins, which is both a popular college student hang-out as well as a booming destination for tourists and locals, used to...

(Graphic Illustration by Kaylee Congdon | College Avenue Magazine)

Asian American Heritage and Representation Through Film

Samantha Nordstrom, Contributor April 27, 2022

Picture this: a new movie just released, and you decide to check it out at the local theater with some friends. You buy tickets, arrive at the theater and find your seats. Then the movie starts and, slowly,...

Cars drive on S Shields St between the Cathy Fromme Prairie natural area and the Fossil Creek neighborhood in Fort Collins on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Anna von Pechmann | College Avenue Magazine)

Local Farms Face Challenges Brought by Urbanization

Harper Wines, Contributor March 2, 2022

The world grows and changes constantly, but no amount of urban growth on the environment will change the fact that food is essential to survival. However, the development that accompanies this change and...

Customers Michael Norwesh and Adaline Lee shop at Vindeket Foods located at 1317 Webster Ave. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. (Anna von Pechmann | College Avenue Magazine)

Vindeket Foods to the Rescue: How One Fort Collins Market is Tackling Food Waste

Kelsie Korinek, Contributor March 2, 2022

Picture your weekly trip to the grocery store, a trip that will provide you with all your needs for the upcoming days. When you walk in, there are rows of produce and packaged goods waiting to be sifted...

Barbacoa tacos from Maggies Tacos food truck on Wednesday, Feb. 9 in the Jax parking lot just North of Old Town. (Skyler Pradhan | College Avenue Magazine)

The Taco Trucks North of Town: How a Community Shapes Business

Aspen Flores, Contributor March 2, 2022

Between June and September, food trucks dot the landscape at City Park for the Fort Collins Food Truck Rally. On Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to dusk, there is plenty of food and live music to go around. The...

Chinese broccoli with crispy pork at Cafe de Bangkok, Feb. 6. (Pratyoosh Kashyap | College Avenue Magazine)

Cafe de Bangkok: A Taste of Thailand

S. C. Pedroza, Contributor March 2, 2022

As soon as you walk in, you smell the steaming scent of jasmine rice, curry, exotic vegetables and tender meats and noodles, foreshadowing not only a meal but an experience as a whole. Your plate is brought...

People drinking juice and eating together

Food Symbolism: How Food Connects Us

Samantha Nordstrom, Contributor March 2, 2022

Amongst a crowded bulletin board covered in flyers, a person will likely find on at least one of these flyers a sentence in bold lettering reading, “Come to our meeting – snacks provided!”    These...

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