The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Rocky Mountain Collegian is an independent print and online newspaper where students have the authority to make content decisions.

A little more about the Collegian...

Since 1891, The Rocky Mountain Collegian has been the student voice of Colorado State University. The Collegian has a long history and reputation as an award-winning publication, particularly in the west, and is frequently recognized nationally by The Associated Collegiate Press and by The Society of Professional Journalists. The publication’s purpose is threefold: to serve as a news source, to create a platform for discourse and to provide skill development opportunity for student staff. The Collegian strives to cover and explain the relevance of issues that impact the Colorado State community – primarily students – by being a platform for a broad scope of perspectives. The Collegian publishes daily online content Monday through Friday and a print edition on Mondays and Thursdays during the academic year.

Student Leaders

Allie Seibel | Editor-in-Chief

Allie Seibel is the editor in chief of The Rocky Mountain Collegian, a role she loves more and more with each day. Previously the news editor and news director of The Collegian, Seibel has a background in news, but she’s excited to branch out and experience every facet of content this and following years.

Seibel is a sophomore journalism and media communications major minoring in business administration and legal studies. She is a student in the Honors Program and is also an honors ambassador and honors peer mentor. She also is a satellite imagery writer for the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University.

Ivy Secrest | Content Managing Director

Ivy Secrest is The Collegian's content managing editor. Secrest uses she/her/hers pronouns and has worked for The Collegian previously as a reporter and as life and culture director for the 2022-23 academic year.

As a senior in the journalism and media communications department, Secrest enjoys reporting on environmental and social issues with a special interest in science communication. She is president of the Science Communication Club and is pursuing a minor in global environmental sustainability with hopes of utilizing her education in her career.

Lauren Pallemaerts | Executive Editor

Lauren Pallemaerts is the executive editor for The Rocky Mountain Collegian, running the copy desk, collaborating with the other editors on production nights and editing every piece of digital and print content for style, grammar, syntax, ethics, punctuation, accuracy and readability.

Pallemaerts came to Colorado State University as an English major from Seattle, but she soon found a home in the journalism and media communication department and declared an English minor to pursue her passions for storytelling and contributing to an informed society. The JMC department has made her feel welcome and connected her with a way to serve the CSU community directly.


Jake Sherlock | Student Media Advisor

Sherlock joined Rocky Mountain Student Media as the student media adviser in September of 2019. His primary duties are to help RMSMC students produce quality journalism that informs and enlights the CSU and Fort Collins communities. His secondary duties are to make sure the candy bowl is always filled. He’s much better at his primary duty than his secondary.

He holds a bachelor’s in journalism and a master’s in communications from the University of Wyoming. Sherlock was the editor of his college newspaper and held a variety of other writing, editing and photography positions within student media. He also spent more than 10 years working with student media at the Missouri School of Journalism and at Laramie County Community College.

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