March 3, 2015

New Fitness Center Opens

student playing basketball in new fitness center

The brand spanking new High Plains Fitness Center at the Westminster Campus is the best fitness deal in town for FRCC students. Membership is free. And what do you get for free in the 12,902-square-foot facility? Access to a weight room, a cardio room, a yoga and dance studio, a gymnasium floor, even basketball and […]

February 23, 2015

Honored to be a Product of Community College

Elizabeth Grant

A few months after I turned 17, I became pregnant, and very soon after married. From that moment, I became convinced that the likelihood that I would earn a college degree was nearly impossible, despite the fact that I always imagined myself going to law school. While other 18-year-olds were packing for college and spending […]

February 16, 2015

Attention College Students: 5 Hot Careers to Consider

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Most of us go to college seeking to better ourselves and secure our futures. Getting an education is an excellent step toward those goals, but it is just as important to think about what type of career you can have with that education. For those who like to start with the end goal in mind, […]

February 11, 2015

The (Un)Romantic History of Valentine’s Day

A red noose in a heart shape.

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day, a day when many lovebirds exchange gifts and flowers and head out on the town for candlelit dinners, and school children swap heart-adorned cards and candy with their classmates. It turns out, however, that the history behind Valentine’s Day isn’t quite the romance-filled memoir that you might expect. Lupercalia, the […]

February 4, 2015

Colorado Garden & Home Show Supports College Students

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If the month of February makes you think about flowers, you’re in luck. Green thumbs and garden admirers alike can enjoy the Colorado Garden & Home Show, which starts this weekend at the Colorado Convention Center. Touted as “the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show,” the Colorado Garden & […]

February 2, 2015

College Goal Sunday: Get FAFSA Help

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It’s that time of year again. You’re thinking tax time—right? Yes, lots of people will be completing their taxes over the next few months, but it’s also a key time to complete your FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the one application, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, to determine eligibility […]

January 28, 2015

4 Good Study Habits for 2015

Study Habits

As you dive into a new semester, it’s a great time to think ahead about how to make the most of this school year. One great exercise: think about what kind of a person and student you are. How do you learn? Ask yourself some questions, like: Are you a procrastinator? A thinker who likes to […]

January 26, 2015

3 Steps to Get Organized for the New Semester

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It’s a new year, which means it’s also New Year’s Resolutions time! When you’re a college student, many of those resolutions may be academic goals. Now that the spring semester is starting back up, here are a few helpful tips to stay focused on your studies, keep on track, and make it an awesome year. […]

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