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Friday, May 24, 2024 | Kiiyahno Edgewater

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The past, present and future of representing diversity on campus.
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Investigating Meal Swipes and the New Food Provider at Fort Lewis College

The Coming Storm
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Friday, May 24, 2024
Scout Edmondson

The Coming Storm

Lessons learned from the ‘22/‘23 winter and what could come with the looming El Niño.
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. 

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Bones from the Bisti Badlands

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
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FLC places COVID-19 vaccine mandate

By Coya Pair Indy Staff Writer

Here’s how the decision was made and what the student response has been.

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus sent out an email to all students and prospective students on April 2 announcing that everyone enrolling at FLC for the Fall 2021 semester will be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine. In the email, Stiritkus wrote that this requirement is in order to protect the FLC community and get things back to normal, such as participating in group work in...

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

by Mandy Lorenson Indy Staff Writer

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. 

      Hi, my name is Mandy Lorenson, and I am a softball player, well, at least I will be for the next couple months.   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...

It's a God-damned Travis D!

by Travis Dalenberg

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. 

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...

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

By Jack Boggs Indy Staff Writer

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. 

 

    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.    “We submitted a Covid Operational Plan to San Juan Basin Health,” Leimbach...

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

by Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer

 

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 Over the Wall event. 


The event, orchestrated through a collaboration between Outdoor 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.

 

The mood was high-spirited and welcoming as several of Fort Lewis College’s women filed into the Student Life Center with their carabiners attached, chalk dusted on their hands and climbing shoes on to participate in FLC’s Womxn Take Over the Wall event.    The event, orchestrated through a collaboration between FLC's Outdoor Pursuits and fairly-new student...

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