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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 NiƱo.
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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My Friend Zoe

Mia McCormick

Acquainting Myself with Death.

I’m sitting at the base of a gnarled pinion pine tree in the middle of the woods behind the Bader-Snyder complex. It’s dark and the rain has been pounding the saturated soil relentlessly, but I am dry, and looking up at my protector, the arching branches that stretch around me like arms.  The smell of earth, wet bark and seeping sap mingle in my nose as I close my eyes, work my toes deeper into the dirt and press my hand to my aching heart. This isn’t just any...

Indy on the Street

Mia McCormick

What are some of our Fort Lewis students going to be for Halloween tonight?

What are you going to be for Halloween?    Mya Simon third-year Music Performance and English major Calla Carrigan, first-year undecided: We are going to be wizard cowboys and will probably try to make our costumes or thrift them.  Mya Simon on left, Calla Carrigan on right   Jordan Mayhew second-year Psychology major: I am going to Rapunzel and my boyfriend is going to be Flynn Rider. Mayhew said she is thinking of thrifting her costume...

Zombies Beware!

Words: by Derek Tippeconnie Picture by: Jerry McBride of Durango Herald

Learning from past mistakes and what to expect this Halloween at the infamous Durango Zombie March.

For over a decade, hordes of zombies have descended on downtown Durango every Halloween, just as the clocks strikes midnight. But these zombies are different from the ones you may have seen in The Walking Dead or Zombieland.  The hordes of undead are actually a combination of students, Durango residents and whomever finds themselves swept up in their midst as they march down Main Street, chanting“Whose Streets? Our Streets!” Whitney McClain has a unique perspective on...

Artificial Invasion

By: Kiiyahno Edgewater and Lucien Verrone

A technical perspective of how AI is seeping into student life.

Artificial intelligence has long been used in science fiction as a motif for the unrelenting progress of technology. The AI HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey is a prime example of this motif. In the film, HAL was integrated into the system of a spaceship sent on a research expedition and was programmed to keep the mission’s purpose secret while also relaying accurate information. To serve both purposes HAL decided it’s best to kill the crew, so that information can be relayed...

Horror Movie Reviews

By: Logan Roybal

Wondering what horror movie to watch for your next spooky movie night? Check out our three latest reviews for some thrilling options.

The month of October is known for a few things like the leaves changing colors, Halloween, and scary movies. Recently it seems that the Horror genre has gone through a bit of a renaissance that offers more than the usual jump scare and “don’t go in that room,” moments you might come to expect. If you look at the Horror movies that have been released this past year, you’ll be able to find a wide range of Slasher, Supernatural, Psychological, Thriller, and Comedic...

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