March 18, 2013

Courageous Science Inspires Us to Explore and Learn

Photo of an astronaut from the Soviet Union

Alexei Leonov is the Russian cosmonaut who was the first person to ever “spacewalk.” It was March 18, 1965. Going to space in 1965 meant climbing into a teensy-weensy capsule (about the size of a small car) perched over 90,000 pounds of explosive rocket fuel and hoping for the best as the countdown reached zero […]

March 13, 2013

Finding Scholarships: The Little Engine That Could

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We all remember the classic expression, “I think I can. I think I can,” from the beloved story, The Little Engine That Could. Scholarship research can sometimes feel this way. It is, if you let your imagination go for a minute, the big hill in front of us can seem impossible. We may sometimes think […]

March 11, 2013

5 Tips for a Safe (and Fun) Spring Break

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Some will travel, some will sleep in. Some will catch up on studying, some will try to party hard. When we think about spring break we might think of Mexico, a road trip, a one-night stand, or excessive alcohol. Spring break can be a great memory, and it doesn’t have to be crazy to have […]

March 6, 2013

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Us Anything?

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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 […]

March 4, 2013

What You Didn’t Need in High School but DO Need in College

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As I have watched my son adjust to high school, I find myself comparing his high school experience with what I see every day here at FRCC. Even though you learn plenty in high school that will serve you well in college, I can think of a few things that you might not have taken […]

February 27, 2013

Want to Write Well? Use Your Campus Writing Center

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In my role as the Boulder County Campus Writing Center coordinator, I have the opportunity to work with many students on their writing projects. It is a great part of my job. I love watching students’ potential unfold as we work together. The college holds the development of good writing skills in high regard because […]

February 25, 2013

7 Scholarship Myths

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If you’ve heard you need to be at the very top of your class to even be considered for scholarships, don’t believe it. In fact, there are many things out there that just aren’t true about scholarships, how to get them, who is eligible, and the like. Let’s separate fact from fiction, shall we? Myth […]

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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