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Sketch of Girl Powder exhibit pieces. Courtesy of Kate Schmidt.

The Girl Powder Exhibit: Kate Schmidt’s Effort to Embrace Femininity in Outdoor Apparel

Kelsie Korinek, Contributor April 29, 2022

Each morning, after rubbing the sleep from our eyes or enjoying a hot cup of coffee, most of us pay a visit to our closets and dressers to choose an outfit that will help us carry out the day’s tasks....

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...

Students from the Muslim Student Association organized a Ramadan Iftar event, supported by the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC), Black / African American Cultural Center (B/AACC), and Islamic Center of Fort Collins. (Skyler Pradhan | College Avenue Magazine)

APACC: How One CSU Organization Embraces Community and Culture

Kelsie Korinek, Contributor April 27, 2022

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month in May, Colorado State University’s Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) organized a variety of events to highlight...

(Graphic Illustration by Kaylee Congdon | College Avenue Magazine)

Asian American Heritage and Representation Through Film

Samantha Nordstrom, Contributor April 27, 2022

Picture this: a new movie just released, and you decide to check it out at the local theater with some friends. You buy tickets, arrive at the theater and find your seats. Then the movie starts and, slowly,...

First Korean Church of Fort Collins young adult bible study members Hyemi Woo (left) and Ebony Lee (right) eat kimchi-jigae, made by a church member, for dinner before starting their weekly bible study, March 23, 2022. (Anna von Pechmann | College Avenue Magazine)

Photo Story: Celebrating local APIDA community builders

Anna von Pechmann, Multimedia Editor April 27, 2022

Throughout this academic year, College Avenue has paid homage to old and new Fort Collins traditions and celebrated the rich agricultural and culinary atmosphere of the area. For our last print edition,...

Headshot of Dora Frias, director of El Centro at Colorado State University

Embracing Community, Culture and Heritage at El Centro

Mara Scullion November 30, 2021

With a beautiful palette of bright, vibrant colors and patterns dancing together in unity to create an outstanding representation of their community, the new wall wrap outside of El Centro  is sure to...

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...

pink flower

1 in 10: Endometriosis Impacts College Students

Abby Huether July 2, 2021

Chronic illness may seem like something that doesn’t affect young people, but endometriosis is one of many chronic illnesses that can affect a college student’s life. For a lot of people, college is...

(Illustration by Olivia Brett)

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...

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,...

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