Campus is calling

by Megan Allbrooks

College is an important, busy time. Just ask anyone. There are classes to attend, tests to study for, and myriads of essays to compose. As the deadlines hurtle past, it’s easy to feel as if the clock has suddenly become your worst enemy, rather than just a mechanical device on your wall. Here are our top picks to help you take a break, relax and appreciate whatever your school has to offer – whether you’re surrounded by city lights, or a warm, grassy quad.

Sick of studying? Take a romp outside with this wool beanie, sustainably sourced and handmade right here in Colorado.
$45, Kansas City Kitty, 136 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970.482.5845

With this mug, you can relax with the knowledge that you’re not procrastinating- just delegating. $10.98, Curiosities, 242 Walnut St., Fort Collins, 970.495.0684

Give your friends a taste of Colorado’s famous salt water taffy with these assorted boxes. Each box contains at least one piece of Laura’s delicious taffy and caramel flavors.
Starts at $15.99, Laura’s Fine Candies, 129 E. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park, 970.586.4004

Ditch the books and grab this bag for a night on the town with some friends! Made with real, durable leather, this purse is perfect for all your late-night adventures. $120, Vintage Willows Boutique, 202 E 4th St., Loveland, 970.699.2510

Treat yourself to a cozy night of Netflix and popcorn with this heavenly fleece blanket. Soft and lightweight, you’ll never want to leave your room again. $22, Blue Harvest Apparel, 115 E. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins, 970.286.2623