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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...

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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,...

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...

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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Sic970 Apparel Delivers Messages of Equity and Empowerment

Guest Contributor February 24, 2021

Apparel company Sic970 is unique to locals and important to all.    With messaging that focuses on social justice paired with familiar Colorado emblems, the Fort Collins-based company aims to empower...

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...

Kourtney Yadao in her Advanced Modern Dance class on Oct. 23.

Everything Has Changed: How COVID-19 Has Affected The College Experience

Abby Huether October 28, 2020

The COVID-19 virus has shifted everybody’s plans for 2020, including college students and post-college graduates. 18 years of excitement built until the glorious moment when high school seniors received...

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