Colorado mayor declares December “Student Media Celebration Month”
The mayor of Fort Collins, Colorado, has made December “Student Media Celebration Month.”
Wade Troxell presented a proclamation earlier this week in honor of the 125th anniversary of The Rocky Mountain Collegian, the independent student newspaper of Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins.
The proclamation read in part: “… The Rocky Mountain Collegian reflects the unique character of the … community in Fort Collins with meaningful distribution in the larger Fort Collins community and dedication to cover local issues and candidates … “
The proclamation was presented at a City Council meeting to Julia Rentsch, the Collegian’s editor-in-chief.
The Collegian was founded in 1891 by seven students at what was then Colorado Agricultural College. It first published in December of that year.
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