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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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Campus Life, Learning and Health: How FLC planned for our return

By Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer

When Fort Lewis College made its decision to bring students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester during the COVID-19 pandemic, a plethora of considerations, new policies, and a reckoning of resources followed, trying to make the campus return as safe and manageable as possible.

When Fort Lewis College made its decision to bring students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester during the COVID-19 pandemic, a plethora of considerations, new policies, and a reckoning of resources followed, trying to make the campus return as safe and manageable as possible.  From the stickers on each and every desk telling students where to sit to maintain physical distancing, to...

Should I Stay or Should I Go? What does FLC's travel policy entail?

By Jackson Zinsmeyer Indy Staff Writer

 

 

  The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the way Fort Lewis College students are able to live on and off campus.   Important information about restrictions was given to students prior to the start of the semester that would affect their time on campus this semester.  Rene Klotz, the FLC Health Center’s nurse practitioner and clinical director, recommends...

The personal and the political: FLC students talk their circumstances and values as they cast their vote for the 2020 presidential election

By Dorothy Elder Indy Staff Writer

This year, many Americans have their attention on the presidential election, which sits in the middle of a pandemic, a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the nomination of a Supreme Court justice. With America’s increasing political polarization, those casting their votes for the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, cannot wrap their heads around why anyone would vote to re-elect the Republican nominee, President Donald J. Trump and Trump supporters can’t see why you wouldn’t. 

This year, many Americans have their attention on the presidential election, which sits in the middle of a pandemic, a resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the nomination of a Supreme Court justice. With America’s increasing political polarization, those casting their votes for the Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, cannot wrap their...

Tradition TakΣover: Kappa Sigma pushes for recognition at FLC

By Will Charles Indy Staff Writer

Liam Elliot, interest group leader and sophomore at Fort Lewis College, is wanting to start a fraternity and be a part of a Kappa Sigma Chapter.

  Liam Elliot, interest group leader and sophomore at Fort Lewis College, is wanting to start a fraternity and be a part of a Kappa Sigma Chapter. Kappa Sigma Durango will begin at Interest Group level, which is when students can come to meetings and see what the chapter is all about, Booth said. Elliot’s goal is for the group to be able to colonize, a term fraternities use...

College, Quarantined

By Morgan Reed Indy Staff Writer

Can you remember being put into time-out as a child? My first week here, at Fort Lewis College, took me back to that nostalgic and harrowing feeling. 

Can you remember being put into time-out as a child? My first week here, at Fort Lewis College, took me back to that nostalgic and harrowing feeling.  I was figuring out  life on my own, far away from anyone familiar. Two days into this journey my roommate came into our place and shook things up a little more. I was in the kitchen when she answered the dreaded call alerting her of...

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