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Ram Kidz Village Offers Support to Student-Parents in the Pandemic 

Cecilia Apodaca May 11, 2021

The pandemic hit student parents hard. With the transition to online schooling, a boom in Zoom fatigue, and a lack of financial and academic stability, many had to adjust to a new way of life.   “My...

Sofia Torres eats her lunch in the dining area at Rams Horn. Students can eat in the dining halls, but seating is limited and not always available.(Photo by Noel Black)

The New Freshman Experience: Navigating COVID Isolation as New Students

Noel Black April 29, 2021

Leaving the comfort of home to come to college and pursue a future is not an easy feat. For the freshman class of 2020-21, this task was not made any easier by the COVID-19 pandemic that still rages within...

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K-12 Teachers Navigate the Pains of Pandemic Teaching

Kailey Pickering April 5, 2021

A fear clouds the atmosphere of a classroom at Windsor Middle School in Colorado as students are told that they have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and must quarantine....

Old Town Fort Collins empty at night

Partying in a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has reset CSU’s social scene

Grace Cooper March 29, 2021

The red solo cups of a crowded house and disco lights of a bustling bar have become iconic for generations of college students. A first college party has become a rite of passage for everyone — except...

Brayan Montes-Terrazas models the face mask he designed for El Centro. (Photo courtesy of Brayan Montes-Terrazas)

How Pandemic Face Masks Changed Fashion and Invention

Aspen Flores March 29, 2021

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are nothing new, and for many of us wearing them regularly has become normal in everyday life. Whether you wear store-bought masks, homemade ones,...

Campus Upended: Sustainability and Hunger during COVID-19

Campus Upended: Sustainability and Hunger during COVID-19

Cecilia Apodaca March 29, 2021

This past year has been challenging for campus initiatives at Colorado State University. From diverting waste to feeding students, many programs were forced to restructure and refocus their strategies...

Maximilliano Martinez and Brooke Elges demonstrate an activity to study the stretch reflex for a health and exercise science lab on Mar. 9. This activity was modified, using a six-foot poll to adhere to social distancing requirements (Ryan Schmidt | College Avenue).

Being a Professor During a Pandemic

Kailey Pickering March 29, 2021

A screen of black, faceless Zoom tiles, a socially distanced room with masked faces, and various discussion boards have greeted professors at Colorado State University over the past year of the COVID-19...

Timeline: A Year of COVID-19 In Colorado

Timeline: A Year of COVID-19 In Colorado

Meg Metzger-Seymour March 29, 2021

March of 2020: the month everyone’s plans for the foreseeable future collapsed in real-time. Now, a full year later, we reflect on the major events that guided Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

CSU volleyball player jumps in midair to hit the ball

CSU Athletes strive to keep the game alive during COVID-19

Samantha Ye March 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a turning point for all individuals across the world throughout this point in time. Sports have been adapting to new ways of life since the pandemic began in March of 2020,...

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Nosh for NoCo: Independent Delivery Supports Local Restaurants

Guest Contributor February 24, 2021

For college students living through a pandemic, food delivery is a must. Some may be too stoned to go pick up their own munchies, and many may see food delivery as a safer option as opposed to going into...

Two bowls of ramen in the kitchen of RamaMama

Small Businesses See Surge of Community Support During Pandemic

Guest Contributor February 24, 2021

For local business owners Jeremy Kempter and John Lawyer, staying open in the midst of a global pandemic has been business as never before.   Kempter, the owner and master distiller of Old Town...

Soap and essential oil products from Sunlit Mountain

Fort Collins Marketplace: A Virtual Vendor for Local Businesses

Guest Contributor February 24, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, businesses in Fort Collins had to come up with some creative ways to continue supporting their livelihood.  As a solution, Fort Collins Marketplace was created so people...

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