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

By Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer

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. 

 

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.  At the beginning of the month, on Feb. 5, FLC students, as well as members of the larger Durango community, gathered outside FLC’s clock...

Beyond Chemistry: FLC professor, Joslynn Lee, works to increase Native American representation in the sciences

By Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer

It was important to Dr. Joslynn Lee, Fort Lewis College assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, when she received the call that informed her that she was selected to join a national cohort of scientists all chosen to be featured on a STEM Trading Card.

It was important to Dr. Joslynn Lee, Fort Lewis College assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, when she received the call that informed her that she was selected to join a national cohort of scientists all chosen to be featured on a STEM Trading Card. The call came from Science Delivered, a national science education non-profit, who provides a database of people in science,...

Campus Heroes: How FLC make do with COVID-19 and budget cuts

By Jackson Zinsmeyer Indy Staff Writer

As Fort Lewis College students have had to adjust to campus life with COVID-19, the staff has had to adapt and overcome this virus as well.

As Fort Lewis College students have had to adjust to campus life with COVID-19, the staff has had to adapt and overcome this virus as well. Along with COVID-19 changing how the 2020 fall semester would work, budget cuts hit FLC and caused the administration to lay off staff members over the summer. Without the FLC staff constantly working for the students, this semester would not have...

Food for Thought: A look at food distribution in Durango

By Morgan Reed Indy Staff Writer

With many Americans hurting right now, the Durango community has made many efforts to be there for those who are in need of healthy, nutritional food.

According to Greg Rosalsky, a reporter for National Public Radio, the unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April — the most disastrous figure since the Great Depression.  With unemployment comes poverty, and with poverty comes food insecurity.  With many Americans hurting right now, the Durango community has made many efforts to be there for those who are in need of healthy,...

Native Students Feel Silenced: FLC’s regulation of student feed questioned aft er students posted in support of “white culture” on Indigenous People’s Day

By Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer

After a problematic series of posts advocating for “white culture” hit the Fort Lewis College app on Oct. 11, questions of inclusivity and proper representation of FLC’s diverse student population rang through campus.

After a problematic series of posts advocating for “white culture” hit the Fort Lewis College app on Oct. 11, questions of inclusivity and proper representation of FLC’s diverse student population rang through campus. In the late evening hours of Indigenous People’s Day, a series of memes pertaining to “white culture” were posted, sparking a wildfire on...

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