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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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From the Dirt

Photos and Words by: Scout Edmondson

Rediscovering Durango through food, as told through the eyes (and stomach) of a hungry college student.

As the leaves begin to change, heralding the coming snows of winter, Durango comes alive, bursting with flavor everywhere you look. The boughs of fruit trees lining Durango’s streets are weighed down by apricots, peaches, apples and cherries that are plump and impossibly sweet.  Farm fields are bursting with seasonal squash, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, sunflowers and leafy greens, brought up on Animas River water and months of hot southwest summer sun.  I was lucky enough...

Paradise for the Paranormal

By: Lisia Lucero and Sienna Reese

Sit back, relax, and prepare to get Spooked

There are few things more spine-shivering and stomach-solidifying than locking your keys in the apartment, dropping your earring down the sink, or actually leaving the stove on. Ghost stories are one of those few things.  With the spooky season starting to appear, let’s hear some paranormal encounters from some students at Fort Lewis College, if you dare.    Liiyah Smith, Freshman, She/Her- In sixth grade, Liiyah Smith said she spotted a witch on the...

Cookin' Stuff with Scout

Scout Edmondson

Tasty recipes for the hungry college student

  Just because you may be young, broke and stressed out about classes doesn’t mean you have to eat like a dog! These fall-centric, diet-restriction-friendly recipes for the hungry college student are easy to make, inexpensive and filling. They’re also made with ingredients that can be found in the Grubhub or ones that won’t break the bank at the grocery store. LET’S EAT!!!!!   Cool Weather Sausage and Veggie Bake     This...

On The Rocks

By: AJ Repinski

Confused by FLC’s alcohol policy? It’s not as bad as you think.

College students and alcohol–a classic stereotype. While prohibited at Fort Lewis College, the details around the drug and alcohol policy can be confusing.  “I know nothing about it,” Avery Wickes, a philosophy student at FLC, said. Charlie Johann, an economics and philosophy major, stated he is not familiar with the policies, aside from the Zero Tolerance rule for athletics.  “I don’t know anything about it, but I do like that it’s a...

Nook of the Week

By: AJ Repinski

Check out a study spot in Schlessman Family Hall 

  Located in the newly constructed Schlessman Family Hall building, study space 1001A is convenient for any student. Tucked away by the southeast entrance, the Terry R. Bacon and Debra Parmenter Study is a short walk from the clock tower.   Study space 1001A features two armless chairs and several electrical outlets for finishing homework, and is open during normal campus operation hours.   An art installation hangs above the study space.  

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