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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...

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...

Colorado State University football players tackle a player from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada during the 1981 homecoming game. (Photo via Silver Spruce)

From the Roots to the Future: a Look at CSU’s Homecoming

Aspen Flores October 7, 2021

For Colorado State University, the first few weeks in October where homecoming falls is full of excitement and festivities. In past years, streets closed off for the parade, there were a variety of events...

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...

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...

Fashion, Dress, and Suffragettes: The R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Dress Exhibit

Fashion, Dress, and Suffragettes: The R.E.S.P.E.C.T the Dress Exhibit

Katie Boland May 7, 2020

You can tell a lot about a person by the clothing that they wear. Fashion is a form of self-expression, in which people can make statements about who they are or who they want to be. Historically, people...

Ivy League style connotes a sense of arrogance and showoff-yness that doesn’t endear itself to everyday wear in the 21st century. But that is no indication dressing Ivy is outdated. (Mackenzie Pinn | College Avenue Magazine)

Reclaiming Ivy: A Spring Update To College Avenue Winter 2019

Gabriel Go February 6, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was updated on May 4, 2020. The original story was published on Feb. 6, 2020.  In 1965, a group of Japanese photographers and fashion designers published a photo book celebrating...

Appropriate Appropriation: The Black History of Ivy Fashion

Appropriate Appropriation: The Black History of Ivy Fashion

Ave Martin February 6, 2020

When considering cultural appropriation, Coachella attendees donning headdresses and unflattering images of individuals partaking in offensive costumes often arrive in the mind. We’re looking at you,...

Racism at CSU: A Timeline of Events

Racism at CSU: A Timeline of Events

Samantha Ye October 14, 2019

Updated as of July 2020. | View the raw timeline here (best for mobile) When four Colorado State University freshmen posted a picture of themselves in blackface the fall of 2019, other students added...

Colorado State University football plays against University of Colorado Boulder in archival image

The Rocky Mountain Showdown’s Everlasting Legacy

Kailey Pickering October 8, 2019

Flames licked the Colorado night sky, and strips of wood melted away like wax on a candle as the fire fed greedily on the wooden building. The morning of Nov. 20, 1924, Colorado State University...

Flower garden infront of the gazebo at the Colorado State University Center for the Arts

Colorado State University: Looking 10 Years Back

Alex Teahen October 9, 2015

The last ten years have proved to be beneficial for CSU. From the success of the football team in recent years to the building of the new stadium, campus has changed a lot. We've become more diverse, gained...

Condom on a banana.

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex

Erin Douglas October 9, 2015

Sex has historically been a very complex issue in America. Sex: Referring to biological gender, it formed a basis for mass discrimination against women largely until the civil rights movement (and a case...

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