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November 19, 2012

Being on the Front Line Fighting Wildfires

Firefighter

This summer was a tragic learning experience for many communities in Colorado as several wildfires burned land, homes and history. I experienced the fires in my first season as a wildland firefighter, and let me start by saying this is one of the most rewarding jobs I had ever encountered. I was excited and ready […]

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November 7, 2012

Be Smart About Drinking (If You’re Being Stupid)

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Most of us have misconceptions about how much college students actually drink. Movies, TV, and your friends wild (and exaggerated) stories reinforce the faulty idea that, “all college students drink.” Recent studies show that about one of every four college students choose not to drink alcohol. Of those who do, two thirds of students limit […]

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November 2, 2012

Community College a Beacon of Hope

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Life hasn’t always been easy for Nate Saam. Nate spent his formative years roaming the gang-ridden neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee. Without family support at home, Nate got into trouble. By high school, he was rebelling against any and all teachers and other authority figures. “I was suspended 15 times one year,” […]

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October 17, 2012

An Interactive Game Approach to Teaching

Game-approach

Traditionally, most college classes go something like this: 1) the student reads the textbook and comes to class, 2) the instructor lectures, and 3) the student goes home to try his or her hand at applying the knowledge from the textbook and lecture (in other words, homework). What if you were able to really dig […]

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