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Crying Wolf Crying Wolf

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | Scout Edmondson

Crying Wolf

Colorado's wolf reintroduction has become so emotional, so political, that it's no longer even about the wolves. 


Bones from the Bisti Badlands
Bones from the Bisti Badlands

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Anja Tabor

Bones from the Bisti Badlands

What it takes to get a dinosaur to Fort Lewis College

Screaming Rubber Band Chickens
Screaming Rubber Band Chickens

Thursday, February 15, 2024
AJ Repinski

Screaming Rubber Band Chickens

Contestants test their pain limit for Snowdown glory.

ASFLC Meeting 1/24
ASFLC Meeting 1/24

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
AJ Repinski

ASFLC Meeting 1/24

During the first ASFLC meeting of the spring semester, several important agenda items were viewed. 

Measuring CO2 with Machine Learning
Measuring CO2 with Machine Learning

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
AJ Repinski

Measuring CO2 with Machine Learning

How artificial intelligence could replace expensive measuring instruments.

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The Old Fort Report

Kiiyahno Edgewater (Diné), Scout Edmondson, AJ Repinski, Derek Tippeconnie (Lenape)

Recognizing the past and reaching for the future of Fort Lewis College

On Tuesday Oct. 3, a group of Fort Lewis College students and faculty came together for the FLC Opportunities for Healing through Reconciliation Efforts event, held in the Center for Indigenous Research of Culture and Language to discuss a very troubling yet important topic: the release of History Colorado and FLC’s “Federal Indian Boarding Schools in Colorado, 1880-1920” report. The report brought to light evidence of rampant physical abuse and cultural violence against...

Winter Wellbeing

Lisia Lucero

Losing light and losing time but not losing yourself

What is your definition of self care? Alita Lynch Alita Lynch, 18, first-year student: Lynch defines self care as time with herself that is free of worries and free of figuring out if she needs to do work. Kaneesha Bitsinnie Kaneesha Bitsinnie, 19, first-year student: Bitsinnie said she sees self care as taking care of your well-being and doing more than you can. Lilly Githara Lilly Githara, 19, first-year student: “Taking time and taking a step back...

My Friend Zoe

Mia McCormick

Acquainting Myself with Death.

I’m sitting at the base of a gnarled pinion pine tree in the middle of the woods behind the Bader-Snyder complex. It’s dark and the rain has been pounding the saturated soil relentlessly, but I am dry, and looking up at my protector, the arching branches that stretch around me like arms.  The smell of earth, wet bark and seeping sap mingle in my nose as I close my eyes, work my toes deeper into the dirt and press my hand to my aching heart. This isn’t just any...

Indy on the Street

Mia McCormick

What are some of our Fort Lewis students going to be for Halloween tonight?

What are you going to be for Halloween?    Mya Simon third-year Music Performance and English major Calla Carrigan, first-year undecided: We are going to be wizard cowboys and will probably try to make our costumes or thrift them.  Mya Simon on left, Calla Carrigan on right   Jordan Mayhew second-year Psychology major: I am going to Rapunzel and my boyfriend is going to be Flynn Rider. Mayhew said she is thinking of thrifting her costume...

Zombies Beware!

Words: by Derek Tippeconnie Picture by: Jerry McBride of Durango Herald

Learning from past mistakes and what to expect this Halloween at the infamous Durango Zombie March.

For over a decade, hordes of zombies have descended on downtown Durango every Halloween, just as the clocks strikes midnight. But these zombies are different from the ones you may have seen in The Walking Dead or Zombieland.  The hordes of undead are actually a combination of students, Durango residents and whomever finds themselves swept up in their midst as they march down Main Street, chanting“Whose Streets? Our Streets!” Whitney McClain has a unique perspective on...

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