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Illustration by Sasha Beran-Hughes

The Art of Thrifting: Giving New Life to Old Items

Samantha Nordstrom, Contributor January 24, 2022

Old Town Fort Collins is home to a myriad of colorful and unique shops, selling a variety of clothing, food and distinctive souvenirs. However, the hidden gems within Old Town lie within thrift shops,...

A young girl sits on her father’s shoulders as they walk the lit streets of Old Town Fort Collins, Nov 5. The streets were crowded with people enjoying the open shops and the holiday lights.  (Sophia Stern | The Collegian

Opinion: Local Businesses Light Up Fort Collins

Jackson Patrick November 5, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glpC8n6fTc0 Check out CTV'S video to learn more about this event.   Editor's Note: The following article is an opinion article. When the weather gets cold and the...

Launch Skatepark Creates Community For the Youth of Skateboarding in Fort Collins

Launch Skatepark Creates Community For the Youth of Skateboarding in Fort Collins

Jackson Patrick October 7, 2021

Sitting behind a tattoo parlor and a Mexican restaurant is a fairly nondescript warehouse. However, in the back, through an open garage door, you will find a room full of various obstacles such as boxes,...

Participants in the event Slow Waltz , led by Sergei Driga, from Russia. (Pratyoosh Kashyap | The Collegian)

Rebranding Tradition: International Students Make CSU Feel Like Home

S.C. Pedroza October 7, 2021

It’s close to midnight on a day like any other, as you find yourself walking through the university apartments west of campus. You pass a window and get a sneak peek to the inside: There’s a group...

person in dark hoodie playing a brightly painted piano in a Fort Collins parking garage

Public Art In Fort Collins Adds Color to the Dark Times

Sasha Beran-Huges April 29, 2021

When you first arrive in Old Town Fort Collins you’re greeted with bright colors intermingled with the red and grey buildings that line the streets. Murals can be seen everywhere as well as ornate utility...

Jaws sushi plate

Best of CSU Food

Best of CSU Staff February 24, 2021

The best food served in Fort Collins as voted on by CSU students: Coffee / Breakfast / Sandwich / Burger / Pizza / Drunchies / Wings / Italian / Mexican / Burrito / Chinese / Sushi / Thai / Restaurant...

shot of vodka and bottle on counter of Road34

Best of CSU Alcohol

Best of CSU Staff February 24, 2021

Best Liquor Store: Wilbur’s Total Beverage Wilbur’s Total Beverage is a FoCo favorite family-owned liquor store that has been in business for over 16 years. Wilbur’s has an excellent selection of...

1870 mini restaurant in the Foundry

Best of CSU Campus Life

Best of CSU Staff February 24, 2021

Best On-Campus Lunch: Spoons Serving Northern Colorado for more than 15 years, Spoons is a go-to spot for soups, salads and sandwiches. Founded in Fort Collins, Spoons works with Colorado farmers to...

historical photo of women wearing masks standing arms around each other

From Spanish Flu To Coronavirus: 2 Pandemics That Shaped CSU

Kailey Pickering December 17, 2020

Masks, quarantine, and infection. These are all terms we’ve heard numerous times in the past several months; however none of them are completely unique to the coronavirus pandemic. The Spanish Flu of...

CSU dance students perform Dreams of Flying during the 2020 Fall Dance Concert

Dancing in a New Light: CSU Offers New BFA in Dance

Grace Cooper December 16, 2020

Tucked away in the Southeast corner of Colorado State University’s campus, the University Center of the Arts is home to the School of Music, Theater, and Dance — not often the programs that draw students...

Birds eye view of the CSU Marching Band during socially distanced rehearsal

CSU Marching Band Director Guides Students Through an Uncertain Season

Aspen Flores December 14, 2020

Throughout the fall semester, one could find the Colorado State University Marching Band practicing for their next performance regardless of weather, wildfires and yes, even a pandemic.    From...

Photo illustration of modern Latina woman with an I Voted sticker imposed in front of historical suffragette photos

The Latina Vote: Reflections on the Past and Present in an Election Year

Aspen Flores October 27, 2020

Depending on how you look at it, 100 years can feel like forever, or in the grand scheme of history, it can feel like a brief moment.   Either way, as of Aug. 18, 2020, 100 years passed since the...

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