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crowd at FORT-toberfest

FORToberfest: A festival unique to FoCo

Sarah Hansen September 28, 2016

Anyone who wandered into Old Town Square last Saturday evening found themselves in the middle of FORToberfest, a fall festival that featured live music along with craft beer. Above them, strings of lights...

stressed woman biting pencil

Survival Guide: How To Overcome April

Sarah Hansen April 12, 2016

Do you remember what April used to mean to you before entering the doom of college? The month carried so many positive and beautiful connotations. Being in April meant warmth and comfort. It meant taking...

Change of a Dress Owners looking at rack of clothes

Changing the Ways of Consignment

Sarah Hansen February 2, 2016

When people think of consignment shops, they think of rows and rows of disorganized disaster. They think of low quality, overused clothing that is not up to date with today’s trends. However, a local...

Roger Clyne acknowledges the crowd, accompanied by Jim Dalton and Jeremy Lawton. The band, The Dos Amigos Roger Clyne and Jim Dalton, played the Artery January 29. Photo by Dalton McMillan.

The Downtown Artery: Art for Everyone

Sarah Hansen February 1, 2016

The Downtown Artery is a hidden gem of Fort Collins. This local business takes pride in being a melting pot of many different cultures and forms of art, but it comes from much simpler beginnings. “The...

cucumber mask ingredient mixture

Face Masks on a Budget

Sarah Hansen January 26, 2016

DIY face masks have been scoring major popularity points amongst Pinterest users. When compared to store-bought facial products or spa treatments, the price to create your own beauty concoction is astronomically...

racks of ugly Christmas sweaters

Get Your Ugly Sweater On

Sarah Hansen December 9, 2015

As the holiday season approaches, another prominent season nears us: ugly holiday sweater season. To most people, ugly holiday sweater parties are a time to let loose and be silly, but to one Fort Collins...

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En Vogue: 2005 vs. 2015

Sarah Hansen October 7, 2015

In this day and age, it seems like trends are constantly changing — more specifically, trends in female fashion. You can remember the iconic shoulder pads and leg warmers of the '80s, or the fanny packs...

Barack Obama waving to a crowd of supporters

World Events in the Past 10 Years

Sarah Hansen October 2, 2015

2005: Hurricane Katrina On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.  The storm caused $100 billion in damage in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. ...

A lecturer stands in front of a full classroom of students.

Seniors Admit Their Most Embarrassing Moments in College

Sarah Hansen May 13, 2015

Graduating from college is one of the most monumental moments you can experience in your entire academic career. You’ve taken all the impossibly difficult courses. You’ve stayed awake all night cramming...

Chipotle Employee makes a burrito.

The Battle for Every Coloradan’s Heart: Chipotle vs. Noodles & Company

Sarah Hansen April 30, 2015

Colorado is known for being one of the most health-conscious “foodie” states in America. Its citizens tend to be more cautious when it comes to where their food is from, but they also aren’t afraid...

Photo by Domingo Alvarez E on Unsplash

Learning the Lingo

Sarah Hansen February 19, 2015

Our generation is no stranger when it comes to the random words and terms of endearment found scattered all across the Internet. Sometimes it can get confusing keeping track of all this relationship lingo....

Photo by Thomas Kinto on Unsplash. Heart illustrations added.

In It for the Long Haul: Making Long-Distance Relationships Last

Sarah Hansen February 17, 2015

Long distance relationships can be extremely difficult, especially if you’re a rookie to the entire “1,000 miles apart” dilemma.  Although recent advances in technology and social media have definitely...

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