December 18, 2013

The Joy of Being Non-Traditional

Non-traditional student

Hello, my name is Kaia and I am a “non-traditional” student. Doesn’t that sound just awful? I have never met a phrase with such inherent judgment as “non-traditional student.” Even when I hear it from others it leaves me wondering what mistakes were made to land here, in a community college, non-traditionally. This stigma is, […]

December 16, 2013

5 Tips to Writing a Convincing Scholarship Essay

Essay writer

Writing a scholarship essay can put a lot of pressure on you as a student. Rather than receiving a grade in class, you are writing to potentially receive money to help pay for your college education. When starting down this path, it is important to keep your cool, write your essay well before the deadline, […]

December 11, 2013

PBS ‘Craft in America’ Features Couple with FRCC Connection

Photo of Tom Pakele and Suzen Garson

The popular Public Broadcasting System series “Craft in America” will have a Colorado and Front Range Community College connection in December. Ceramicists Susan Garson and Tom Pakele will be featured on the “Holiday” episode of the Peabody Award-winning series. For Colorado viewers, the show is scheduled at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, on Rocky Mountain […]

December 9, 2013

Student Success: Musical Computer Enthusiast Blazes a Trail at FRCC

Bryson Leach

When Boulder native Bryson Leach was a senior in high school, he had his sights set on college, but his budget was his utmost concern. “I made it a goal of mine to get to college, but I knew I couldn’t afford tuition at an expensive university,” says Bryson, who has supported himself since age […]

December 4, 2013

Being Involved on Campus: My Yellow Brick Road Journey

Be involved

I didn’t have the worst high school experience, but it did consist a lot of me sitting on the sidelines as I watched in adoration as my peers became involved with one activity after another. “That isn’t me” I thought to myself. “They are born leaders, and that just isn’t me.” I was proud of […]

December 2, 2013

How to Conquer Your Fear of Citations

Conquer the fear of citations

When instructors talk about citations, it can seem like they’re speaking a foreign language: In-Text? Parenthetical? References? Footnotes? What does it all mean? If the thought of a research paper with citations has your stomach in knots, read on for our easy citation guide. Citations are Necessary Including citations is like marking the trail you […]

November 27, 2013

The Yoga of Online Learning

Online-Learning

I have been practicing yoga for the last several years, ever since my youngest son was a baby. Going to classes where I’m guided by an experienced instructor and am in the same physical space as other students working towards the same goals is a wonderful treat for me. Unfortunately, the times when studio classes […]

November 25, 2013

Comet ISON: “Comet of the Century” or Big Fizzle?

Photo courtesy of University of Arizona, Science Skylab

“Comets are like cats. They do precisely what they want” –David Levy, Astronomer Sometimes, being an astronomer is a lot like being a weather forecaster. I would love to predict astronomical events with 100 percent certainty. However, experience has taught me to hedge my predictions with a healthy dose of skepticism. Halley’s Comet Was Hazardous […]

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