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The Bradley fire burns on the side of the road as firetrucks line up to fight it. (Photo courtesy of Christian Hullet)

Fire Suppression and Climate Change: Is this the End of Natural Forests in the West?

Holly Murfey, Contributor January 28, 2022

Chris Hullett had just finished his last day of battling the California Lava fire on July 11, 2021, with his strike team of five fire engines. He was looking forward to getting off early so he could go...

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...

The view south from the summit of Horsetooth Rock

Hiking: Building Up Our Bodies, Minds and Community

S.C. Pedroza November 16, 2021

As part of The Rocky Mountain area, Fort Collins opens the possibilities for an incredibly diverse pool of outdoor activities for anyone who desires to get active. Students from across the United States...

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...

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...

Photo of a sunflower at Bartels Farm. (Photo by Tri Duong | College Avenue Magazine)

Finding a Patch of Community: The Bartels Farm and Pumpkin Patch

Beatrice Lincke October 7, 2021

At the northeast edge of Fort Collins, just as fields of corn, hay and wheat sweep over the horizon, there is a small haven blanketed with orange, speckled, leafy mats, towers of yellow halos that obscure...

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...

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

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....

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...

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