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Bizarre Bazaar, located on 1014 South College ave sells gently-used books, records, turntables, amplifiers, speakers, and repair work Oct. 5, 2023.

Bizarre Bazaar: The Secondhand Wonderland

Mia Anguiano-Perez, Contributer April 30, 2024

Bizarre Bazaar Books & Music is nothing short of unconventional, odd, and peculiar. As I walk into the store I’m transported into a different time. Surrounded by vintage record players, stereo systems,...

Illustration by Kennedy Merrion

Music and Movies of Mary Jane

Owen Primeau, Contributer April 17, 2024

Few substances have left a mark on pop culture the way marijuana has. From its depiction in films to its celebration in music, weed has been a staple in the zeitgeist for generations.    Marijuana...

Can’t Go Wrong With A Glass Bong

Audrey Donow, Contributer April 17, 2024

When entering Kind Creations Smoke Shop, you’re immediately greeted by an inviting environment and an array of glass cases lining the wall, full of stylish, artistic bongs and glass-blown art. Opened...

Free cinema seats image, public domain design CC0 photo.

Mia’s Guide to Upcoming and Current Movies

Mia Anguiano-Perez, Writer January 24, 2024

The year 2023 is quickly coming to a close, but Hollywood silver screens still have some storytelling to do in its last month. The jam packed month of December starts with Poor Things on Dec. 8, then The...

A Musical Guide to Destressing During Finals

Audrey Donow, Writer December 15, 2023

Thousands of students around Colorado State University are beginning to prepare for what is easily one of the most stressful weeks of the semester, finals week. Whether you’re taking an excess amount...

Ben Eberle, Jacob Maestas, Ethan Christi, and Hays Bruce of local band People in General open for boy pablo at the Aggie Theatre Nov. 5, 2021.

In Tune with History: The Aggie Theater’s Enduring Legacy

Alexis Freudenthal, Content Editor September 25, 2023

Located on 204 S College Ave., sits a landmark institution of Fort Collins and Colorado State University alike. The Aggie Theater, nicknamed “The Aggie”, has been around for over a century, with numerous...

Joclyn Goss shapes a copper rod into a spoon at the Colorado State University Visual Arts Building March 30.

Metalsmithing and Mental Health: A Look at the Benefits of Artistic Expression Through the eyes of CSU Metalsmith Students

Grant Coursey, Contributor April 19, 2023

There is a public mythos built around the idea of the “tortured artist.” This idea expresses that truly great art goes hand in hand with emotional despair or personal distress.   While there...

A wall of records decorates the Ace Gilletts bar along with a neon sign and chandeliers over the booths.

Ace Gillett’s Lounge: Where Music and Community Flow From Underground

Sasha Beran-Hughes, Visual Editor February 22, 2023

As one descends the stairs into the basement of The Armstrong Hotel, they begin to hear the swell of music in their ears. They then enter a dimly-lit lounge filled with ornate furniture, chandeliers, vinyl...

Maddie Engeman inside the Costume Design Shop at Colorado State University.

Behind the Curtain: The Dedication and Passion That Transforms the Theater

Kailey Pickering, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2023

The auditorium fills with excitement as audience members trickle in. Conversations brew as anticipation for the show builds. Soon the lights go down and chatter in the auditorium ceases as all attention...

The exterior of the Lincoln Center.

The Home of the Arts: The Lincoln Center’s History

Hania Nini, Contributor February 22, 2023

The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins boasts a distinct historical background. Between its grand stage and adorned halls, it symbolizes the merging of artists, patrons, and community in the celebration of...

Geneva Hein performs Party in the U.S.A. at The Lyrics weekly Karaoke Club while Alex Forbes hosts.

Karaoke Club: Belting Lyrics at The Lyric

Macy Taylor, Contributor February 22, 2023

There are three rules at Karaoke Club. One, you don't talk about Karaoke Club. Two, always tip your bartenders double. And three, if it's your first time at Karaoke Club, you must sing.   Every...

Comparative images of the UCA Building. Top is from 2022, archive image on the bottom.

From High School to the University Center for the Arts: The Evolution of a Building

Lindsay Barker, Contributor September 21, 2022

The University Center for the Arts is the result of 40 years of efforts to create a vibrant space that encompasses all performing arts at Colorado State University. However, the building wasn’t always...

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