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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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A Durango Skate of Mind

By Mia McCormick Indy Staff Writer

How Pain, Progress, and Passion Create a Community on Four Wheels. 

In Durango, it is hard to go a day without seeing a skater riding down the street. Whether it be to commute across the Fort Lewis College campus or to try new tricks at the Schneider Skatepark, Durango is home to a wide community of people who like to skateboard.  The Schneider Skatepark lies adjacent to the Animas River Trail and is tucked to the side of Roosa Avenue.  The skatepark has an array of concrete elements to practice tricks, and a community of people who are there...

FLC’s Performing Arts Department is taking the stage

By Tayler Huntley Indy Staff Reporter

The department has overcome several challenges within the COVID-19 pandemic, giving students the chance of performing in person this year.

Fort Lewis College’s Performing Arts Department has overcome several challenges within the COVID-19 pandemic, giving students the chance of performing in person this year.  “This fall looks very different from last fall,” Felicia Meyer, an associate professor of theatre at FLC, said. “Last year, we weren’t able to have live performances of our fall production, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them due to COVID.” Instead, the department shot a...

Removal of clock tower panels allow for healing within FLC community

By Tiara Yazzie Indy Staff Writer

The cleansing scent of sweet grass filled the air on the morning of Monday, Sept. 6, at the Fort Lewis College clock tower. Community members of FLC gathered together, taking their seats to celebrate and reflect on the removal of the clock tower panels that contained an inaccurate depiction of FLC’s boarding school history.

The cleansing scent of sweet grass filled the air on the morning of Monday, Sept. 6, at the Fort Lewis College clock tower. Community members of FLC gathered together, taking their seats to celebrate and reflect on the removal of the clock tower panels that contained an inaccurate depiction of FLC’s boarding school history. The crowd arose with bowed heads in sync to pay respects for the lives lost as prayers were said by Linda K. Baker, tribal council member for the Southern Ute...

Scanning Skyhawks to Success

By Alx Lee Indy Staff Writer

Along with the new digital program SkyHub, a one-stop destination for Registered Student Organizations and events on campus, Digital ID is a tool now offered to students making campus life more convenient. 

Along with the new digital program SkyHub, a one-stop destination for Registered Student Organizations and events on campus, Digital ID is a tool now offered to students making campus life more convenient, Elizabeth Calagias, Assistant Director of the Leadership Center, said.  What is Digital ID? Convenience is a goal in introducing this new program to students this semester, Calagias said.  Digital ID came with the new online management system used for Skyhub and was not...

Student athletes at The Fort reflect on their COVID seasons

By Bailey Duplessis Indy Staff Writer

According to the British Journal of Sports Medicine, “COVID-19 has created new strains on athletes, thus potentially increasing their vulnerability to mental health symptoms.” And student athletes at Fort Lewis College can agree.

Athletics around The Fort during the pandemic were described as “wild,” ‘“unpredictable,” “disappointing”, “adverse”, “uncertain”, “uncontrollable'', “hopeful'', “long”, and “adaptable.” These words came from student athletes among several different sports all going through the same thing at FLC, during multiple interviews by The Independent.  According to the British...

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