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Birds eye photo of the Black Lives Matter mural outside of the art building at CSU

CSU’s Black Lives Matter Mural: The Symbolism Behind the Installation

Cecilia Apodaca December 14, 2020

Protests, art, and activism for the Black Lives Matter Movement intensified in 2020 after several racially charged crimes shone light on the high levels of oppression within the country. Many institutions...

Photo illustration of modern Latina woman with an I Voted sticker imposed in front of historical suffragette photos

The Latina Vote: Reflections on the Past and Present in an Election Year

Aspen Flores October 27, 2020

Depending on how you look at it, 100 years can feel like forever, or in the grand scheme of history, it can feel like a brief moment.   Either way, as of Aug. 18, 2020, 100 years passed since the...

Student holding up the book How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi over their face

Reading through Racism: CSU’s New Program Responds to BLM Movement

Grace Cooper October 27, 2020

The idea of a campus reading program here at Colorado State University has been being tossed around for a while, and this year with the endorsement of President Joyce McConnell, it has finally become a...

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Deconstructing Colorado State Culture 

Kendall Martin December 21, 2019

Discrimination has been intertwined within Colorado State University’s culture for years, appearing in bathroom stalls, on building walls and has been seen by hundreds on social media platforms.  During...

Racism at CSU: A Timeline of Events

Racism at CSU: A Timeline of Events

Samantha Ye October 14, 2019

Updated as of July 2020. | View the raw timeline here (best for mobile) When four Colorado State University freshmen posted a picture of themselves in blackface the fall of 2019, other students added...

Mouth saying Is your voice being heard? into ear illustration

Students Respond: ‘When Will Enough Be Enough at CSU?’

Leta McWilliams October 8, 2019

Editor’s Note: Several students quoted in the following article requested anonymity or that only their first names be shared due to concerns about retaliation. In the interest of minimizing harm by protecting...

NotProudToBe protester holding sign

College Avenue Can Do Better – and for That, We’d Like To Share Your Stories

Gabriel Go September 20, 2019

Dear readers, Within the first weeks of the school year, we’ve already witnessed an incident involving four White students in blackface. A week later, a swastika was found next to a community coordinator’s...

Chad _ wears traditional dress at the Native American Cultural Centers heritage month celebration.

The Native American Cultural Center Leaves a Footprint on Campus

Kelly Peterson April 25, 2018

“We’re all like a family,” Tiffani Kelly said, a 2012 and 2014 graduate of Colorado State University. Kelly is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the assistant director of the Native...

sign at a protest that reads We the people must protect each other

A Call to Protect our Muslim Neighbors

AGorelick February 9, 2017

Denver’s Civic Center Park hosted thousands of people on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. The park’s Greek Amphitheater was crowded with people holding signs above their heads until their arms visibly shook....

Contestants on stage at this years Beauty in Color pageant.

Beauty in Color: A Showcase of Black Beauty

SRodriguez October 10, 2016

The feeling of beauty and worth are commodities that every human being should have access to. Going out into the world and having this sense of self-worth is more powerful than some may think. This feeling...

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Beyoncé Brings Politics to the Main Stage

Alexa Minter February 12, 2016

In case you missed it, the Super Bowl 50 happened last Sunday and featured performances by Coldplay, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and a well-deserved win for the Denver Broncos. With 111.9 million viewers, Super...

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