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.

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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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