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Creating a Community: Communal Living Steps Out of the Comfort Zone

Katie Mitchell September 28, 2018

The first time I wore mascara was the day I left for Girl Scout camp when I was 7.  I went to sleep-away camp alone. I was sad and nervous and intimidated by the girls who decided to go with their friends....

Local Band Bloomers poses on a California Beach in July 2018. (AJ Frankson | Collegian)

Touring With Bloomers: Find Your Passion and Run With It

AJ Frankson September 19, 2018

Everyone has dreamed of living the rock star lifestyle. Sleeping in a van, eating Taco Bell for every meal, wearing the same three sweaty t-shirts for days on end. I got the chance to experience it. And...

The Ducal Palace is one of Urbinos cultural highlights and can be visible throughout the city. (Nicole Towne | College Avenue)

La Vita Dolce: Peace of Mind and a Bowl of Spaghetti

Nicole Towne September 18, 2018

It’s a late August afternoon. Lunch is over, but dinner hasn’t begun yet. I’m hungry, I make my way over to the Lory Student Center to get something to eat. I order tomato soup and a grilled cheese...

El Camino de Santiago: My Pilgrimage Walking 566 Miles Across Northern Spain

El Camino de Santiago: My Pilgrimage Walking 566 Miles Across Northern Spain

Jenna Fischer February 23, 2018

Thirty days. Five hundred sixty-six miles. One incredible journey. In August 2017, I walked across the entire width of Spain from the French border to the Atlantic Ocean on the ancient pilgrimage route...

Casey Martinez, art history major at CSU, models her makeup look. Photo credit: Tony Villalobos May

Make-Up Does Not Make You Any Less of a Feminist

CMartinez February 13, 2018

I am a feminist. I am a make-up-wearing, clothing-obsessed feminist. I read InStyle Magazine and always leave Sephora with glittery swatches lining my arms. Even though I care about my appearance, I...

A young child raises his hand to a group of entertainers on stilts before the opening ceremonies of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Manama, Bahrain. Photo by: Tony Villalobos May

Capturing Moments While on the Road

TVillalobos February 12, 2018

The photos you see here are not meant to be the most spectacular images ever seen. They are not meant to be technically perfect or life-changing. They are intended to stimulate the imagination. Whether...

The front steps of a classroom in Sin Chai village

Your Pics With African Children Do Not Make You Cultured

Lexi Elio January 29, 2018

“This one’s my favorite, where he’s pulling the wrapper over his face,” my travel companion gushes. She shows me the photos taken from our brief stop at a school while trekking through Sapa, Vietnam,...

Alea Schmidt, Colorado State University sophomore majoring in interior design, dazed in the Poudre Canyon trails outside of Fort Collins. Photo credit: Jacob Stewart

To My Small Town…

JStewart November 29, 2017

The small town I lived in before college, I have, at this point, been moved away for a little over a year. I have been doing things that you could only imagine and going places you did not even know existed....

Photo credit: Lexi Elio

24 Hours in Torgome Village, Ghana

Lexi Elio November 3, 2017

If you ever use a squat toilet in a rural village, I highly recommend you cuff your pants and watch your step. If a door is ajar, still knock before attempting to enter because an older woman may be occupying...

New members of Kappa Kappa Gamma recently participated in the fall philanthropy Kamp Kappa which raises money for a scholarship given by Kappa. Photo credit: Clare Burnett

The Truth Behind Sorority Life

ECarrington November 2, 2017

We have all heard about the perfect sorority girl. She has blonde hair, she is rail thin and has a perfect manicure and pedicure at all times. Her clothes are always in style, her friends and boyfriend...

Bacharach, Germany, a small town

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone: Studying Abroad

AJ Frankson September 5, 2017

There are only so many things that you can do and experience where you live. Only so many people you can talk to. Only so many different variations of your day. Only so many times you can get drunk on...

Girl Scout troop 60606 packing a van for their camping trip Photo credit: Katie Mitchell

Raising Brave Girls

Katie Mitchell April 25, 2017

Recently, I began working as a volunteer leader for a Girl Scout troop here in Fort Collins, Colo. With the girls all being in early elementary school, this is an essential time to provide encouragement...

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