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Natalia Wynters gets ready for the CSU Drag Show Scream Queers on Oct. 20, 2019. (Photo by Taylor Sandal | College Avenue Magazine)

Behind the Sequins of the CSU Drag Show

Taylor Sandal November 5, 2019

Three hours before the 2019 CSU Drag Show, a dozen students are already lined up outside the doors. Three hours before the show, and backstage is buzzing as drag queens and kings, professionals and students,...

pop art illustration of woman

Q&A: Joyce Mcconnell Reflects on Her First 100 Days as CSU President

Taylor Sandal October 29, 2019

After over 150 years since its establishment, Colorado State University selected Joyce McConnell to be its first female president in March.  McConnell recently passed the 100-day mark as president, the...

Environmental Challenges Call for a System-Wide Change

Environmental Challenges Call for a System-Wide Change

Taylor Sandal April 24, 2019

Being an environmentalist at Colorado State University seems simple; take the bus, sign up for sustainability classes, and separate trash and recycling into the different bins. But, at some point, we question...

Smoothies in compostable cups.

CSU Is Reducing Single-Use Plastics on Campus

Taylor Sandal March 11, 2019

Colorado State University isn’t shy about its sustainability achievements, and with good reason. The University offers 962 sustainability-related courses, composts about 5,000 pounds of food waste from...

CSUs Cam the Ram during the game against Utah State. The Rams lost to the Aggies 24-29. (Tony Villalobos May | Collegian)

Age-Old Tradition of Live Animal Mascots Leaves Students With Ethical Concerns

Taylor Sandal February 25, 2019

Dating back to the 1930s, live animal mascots have been owned by universities and professional sports teams alike. Animal mascots can send a message to rivals and fire up the crowd - even if it means using...

person riding bike in the winter trail

5 Tips for Staying Active During the Winter

Taylor Sandal December 5, 2018

As the cold Colorado winds slam our doors shut, and the sun starts going down earlier and earlier, where does that leave your workout? Between classes, jobs, and social outings, it’s difficult to find...

CSU Stadium Sessions Bring Together Two Loves: Live Music and Football

CSU Stadium Sessions Bring Together Two Loves: Live Music and Football

Taylor Sandal November 6, 2018

Fierce, genuine and unabashedly expressive. Alysia Kraft is all of these things and more when she performs. Any audience member can feel passion radiating wholeheartedly through every smile, air-kick...

Sautéd tempeh fajitas with black beans

Powered by Plants: 5 Vegan Restaurants Less Than a Mile From CSU

Taylor Sandal October 16, 2018

There is no shortage of eateries in Fort Collins, including a decent amount of plant-based fare scattered among them. But eating animal-free cuisine doesn’t mean you have to break the bank or sacrifice...

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