November 16, 2012

Preparing for Colorado School of Mines

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Mengyuan Yu is no stranger to hard work. In 2008, Mengyuan moved across the globe from China to the United States, a country she knew only from books and television. “It was so different than the culture I had known my whole life,” Mengyuan admits. ESL Classes to Learn English Weeks after arriving, she started […]

November 14, 2012

Giving When You Don’t Have Much to Give

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For many of us, the holidays bring out our good sides, making our hearts swell with generosity, causing us to feel grateful for all that we have, and making us eager to help neighbors, friends, and even strangers in need. It’s the season of giving, after all. But how can you give to others when […]

November 12, 2012

VA Training Assistance Program for Unemployed Veterans

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Are you or do you know an unemployed veteran between the ages of 35 and 60? If so, the following information could be of great use to you. The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 provides a new benefit program aimed at retraining eligible veterans for high demand jobs. The […]

November 9, 2012

Couple Turns to FRCC for New Skills, Career Change

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In 2009, Traci Jones and Bret Eastman came to Front Range Community College to take a web design class. Married since 2006, the couple had built their own careers, but came together to pursue a new skill—each for their own reasons. Website Design Training A graphic designer since 1997, Traci started her own branding and […]

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 […]

November 5, 2012

Tips to Avoid Becoming a Walking Germ Factory in Cold and Flu Season

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Remember what every flight attendant tells you on take-off? “If there is an emergency while in mid-flight, and the oxygen masks drop done, put your mask on first, and then turn to help whomever is seated near you.” The same principle applies to your own health. If you are not healthy and well, then you […]

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,” […]

October 31, 2012

Democracy Works Best When We Participate

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The first time I voted, I was excited to get into that booth! I had ready my picks for President and Congress, but as I read down the ballot, I realized that I wasn’t as prepared as I could have been. Who were all these people running for state and county offices? What did I […]

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