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Vibrant Voices Vibrant Voices

Friday, May 24, 2024 | Kiiyahno Edgewater

Vibrant Voices

The past, present and future of representing diversity on campus.
The Hidden Cost The Hidden Cost

Friday, May 24, 2024 | Story by: Matthew Claeson and Zara Tucker

The Hidden Cost

Investigating Meal Swipes and the New Food Provider at Fort Lewis College

The Coming Storm
The Coming Storm

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. 

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


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

By Jacob Monkarsh Indy Staff Writer

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. 

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.    According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s website at press time, there have been 33 backcountry deaths this year in the U.S., with 11 of those occurring in Colorado.   This has been...

People of Durango: Featuring Patrick Langlois

By Jacob Monkarsh Indy Staff Writer

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.

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. Originally from New Orleans, LA, Langlois moved out to Grand Junction, CO in his early 30’s with a desire to continue his education and live in the mountains.  While hiking the Ice...

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

By Taylor Hutchison Managing Editor

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.

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.   Friday, Jan....

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

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.

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. For months before the event, retail investors loosely organized on the Reddit forum, WallStreetBets, to coordinate a collective purchasing of AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC), Nokia (NOK), and most...

Men’s Basketball confronts Covid-19

By Jack Boggs Indy Staff Writer

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.

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. While on campus last semester, the team had zero positive cases, but the team fouled out when they went home for winter break, Brandon Leimbach, director of athletics at FLC, said. Some players on the...

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