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A Q&A With the Hozhoni Ambassador and 1st Attendant

By: Taylor Hutchison

The Independent sat down with Hozhoni Ambassador Candidates after the 2019 Hozhoni Days Pageant to learn more about their experiences as candidates. The Hozhoni Ambassador, Ally Gee, and Hozhoni Ambassador 1st Attendant, Tiarney Andreas, were later crowned at the Hozhoni Days Powwow on April 12 and 13 in the Whalen Gymnasium at Fort Lewis College.

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Have a Library Fine? Bring a Can of Food to Grub Hub

By: Mandy Lorenson

The Food for Fines Program is a partnership the Grub Hub and Reed Library have created in order to provide another outlet for those who cannot pay their fines for their overdue books in cash.


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Efforts Made to Promote Positive Environment for Traditional Tobacco Users

By: Taylor Hutchison

Following the executive order that condemned students from smoking or vaping at Fort Lewis College, students addressed the use of traditional tobacco with a screening of “Keep it Sacred” and a panel on April 2 in the Vallecito Room in the Student Union Building.

Sara Newman, assistant professor of health sciences, asked her public health communication and education students to focus on a community on campus and the effect of the smoking ban on that community.

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Free Pads and Tampons Offered to Students in Attempt to End Stigma

Free Pads and Tampons Offered to Students in Attempt to End Stigma

By Taylor Hutchison

The National Residence Hall Honorary partnered with the Residence Hall Association and Planned Parenthood to provide baskets full of pads and tampons in the women’s and gender neutral bathrooms this week at Fort Lewis College.

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The Indy Celebrates 100

By The Independent News Organization

As Fort Lewis College’s only student-run news organization, the Indy feels a responsibility to the campus to serve the students. From the first issue up until the 100th, all staff members dedicate their free time to providing timely, accurate, and relevant news to the campus community. To celebrate the release of this special issue, we interviewed a multitude of people, including former staff members, professors, and students about the impact the Indy has had on the campus community. Here are some of their responses.

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