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April 19, 2013

Learning about Human Rights from Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

No one has taught me more about the struggle for human rights than Cesar Chavez. March 31 was Cesar Chavez Day in Colorado (and several other states). The great Mexican-American labor leader and human rights activist was not someone familiar to me while growing up on the East Coast, but soon after moving to Boulder […]

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April 1, 2013

April Fools’ Day: A Chance for Good-Spirited Fun

April-Fools

Every group has its own way of celebrating holidays, and Front Range Community College is no different. As the weather gets warmer, and thoughts turn to spring and flowers and baseball, I think of one of our oddest holidays, April Fools’ Day. Just monkeyin’ around on April Fools’ Day. Specifically, I go back to a […]

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March 6, 2013

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Us Anything?

Daylight-savings

This is the time of year when we are awarded a few spring-like days that remind us that the Vernal Equinox is near and summer is not far behind. Warm Sun, Cold Air. When I was little, my mom would make me wear a coat on brisk, early spring mornings. When I protested, she would […]

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February 20, 2013

Legacy of Early Spaceflights Shows Need for Continued Exploration

John Glenn

On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John H. Glenn climbed aboard the tiny Friendship 7 spacecraft, the third of six manned Mercury flights and the first one to orbit the Earth. Fifty-one years later, we can look back and commemorate the life of Glenn, one of the most accomplished Americans of the 20th century and ask […]

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