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Confessions of a Student Athlete: Reflecting back on 18 years of athletics before entering the real world

by Mandy Lorenson Indy Staff Writer
4/7/2021

Throughout my life, I have always introduced myself as a softball player. It has been my identity, the thing I fell back on when, on the first day of class, the teachers ask to tell them and your fellow classmates something about yourself. But come the middle of May, I will no longer be able to call myself a softball player because I am graduating with my degree in journalism and multimedia studies with two minors in psychology and marketing. 

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It's a God-damned Travis D!

by Travis Dalenberg
4/6/2021

Sometimes puff but mostly rough, it seems these days that everything’s falling apart. Turn on the news, browse the web, or scroll through twitter and you’re sure to come across media that fills your brain with hazardous waste, leaves you feeling disenfranchised and as an apparant antidote offers nothing but vapid platitudes. Some might say it’s a shame, many will ignore it but I say it's a God-damned travesty, or as I will refer to it in this column, a God-damned Travis D. 

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Fans at the Fort: Softball is the First Sport to Allow Fans Since the 2020 Season

By Jack Boggs Indy Staff Writer
4/5/2021

Based on the decision made by The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, sporting events that are held outside at Fort Lewis College are now allowed to have fans in attendance while following local health guidelines, Brandon Leimbach, FLC athletic director, said. 

 

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Womxn Take Over the Wall: FLC students climb over barriers in honor of Women’s History Month  Dorothy Elder

Womxn Take Over the Wall: FLC students climb over barriers in honor of Women’s History Month Dorothy Elder

by Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer
4/2/2021

 

The mood was high-spirited and welcoming as several of Fort Lewis College’s women filed into the Student Life Center building with their carabiners attached, chalk dusted on their hands and climbing shoes on to participate in FLC’s Womxn Take or Pursuits and fairly new student organization, Keeping Women Wild, was the kick-off event for a month of events in celebration of Women’s History Month, Ryanne Clough, a FLC adventure education and business administration double-major who is a Student Outdoor Leader for Outdoor Pursuits, said.

 

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Beware the Backcountry: Why the West’s avalanche season was so deadly

Beware the Backcountry: Why the West’s avalanche season was so deadly

By Jacob Monkarsh Indy Staff Writer
4/1/2021

Backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and all types of winter outdoor recreationists are aware of the strange and fatal winter that the western U.S. has been having. 

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People of Durango: Featuring Patrick Langlois

People of Durango: Featuring Patrick Langlois

By Jacob Monkarsh Indy Staff Writer
3/9/2021

Welcome to “People of Durango,” a new column from the Independent. Our very first profile of the term is featuring Patrick Langlois, a non-traditional student here at Fort Lewis College.

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Positive: How testing positive for COVID-19 lowered my expectations of local institutions

By Taylor Hutchison Managing Editor
3/8/2021

In 2020 there were a lot of things that I was afraid of, like testing positive for COVID-19 and losing friends and family. In 2021, both of these things happened.  This is a journal about being exposed, experiencing symptoms, testing positive for COVID-19 and how my view of Fort Lewis College, San Juan Basin Public Health and my community changed.

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What made the Game Stop? Recent trading controversy sparks national conversation about the stock market, echoed in the halls of FLC

By Travis Dalenberg Indy Staff Writer
3/5/2021

After a frenzy of dizzying digits, totals tallied, integers imputed and decimals dotted, purchasing shares on the popular stock trading and investment app, Robin Hood, was abruptly halted.

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Men’s Basketball confronts Covid-19

By Jack Boggs Indy Staff Writer
3/4/2021

The Fort Lewis College men’s basketball team experienced a 21-day pause to their season due to contracting the virus when they returned to campus after going home for winter break.

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Black Student Union uses Black History Month as an opportunity to look forward

Black Student Union uses Black History Month as an opportunity to look forward

By Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer
3/3/2021

Following a summer of protests for lost black lives and racial inequality, illustrating a grand resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, Fort Lewis College’s Black Student Union brought events to campus to honor Black History Month. 

 

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