April 25, 2012

Taking College Classes in High School: A Student’s Perspective

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Have you ever seen a high school college student on campus? We may not be easily recognized as we seem to blend into the student body rather nicely, but we are there, and there seem to be more of us all the time. Concurrent Enrollment Spring 2012 is my 5th semester at Front Range Community […]

April 23, 2012

Gardening Tips: How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

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I love to garden. I love digging in the dirt, planting little plants, scattering seeds, trimming overgrowth, even weeding as long as I haven’t let it get too out of hand. I love picking flowers and produce. It’s all just so fun to me. Why a Vegetable Garden? There are lots of good reasons to […]

April 18, 2012

International Student Prepares for Masters Degree

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Alberto Lopez Dayer’s life got turned upside down when he was a student majoring in aeronautical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Spain. His senior year, he met his future wife, who was teaching in a bilingual elementary school in Madrid through the North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain program. Alberto had a year left of school and …

April 16, 2012

8 Reasons to Take Summer Classes

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The warmer weather is a reminder that summer is just around the corner! With summer comes lots of opportunities to embrace all that Colorado has to offer—outdoor adventures, trips to the mountains, concerts, and plenty of sunshine. But have you ever thought about taking a summer class or two as an option? Registration for summer […]

April 11, 2012

Talk with Working Writers to Learn about Publishing

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As a child I wrote all the time. A passion for the power of the word born initially out of reading, and being read to by my mother, translated into writing stories, plays, and poetry. My obsession persists to this day. However, as I begin to make forays into the world of publishing I quickly […]

April 9, 2012

How to Prepare for a Research Assignment

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First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This week in April is often a time when college students across the country are working on writing and research projects. If you’re working on a research project, the College […]

April 4, 2012

Associate Degree: What’s the Point?

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What good is an associate degree? Plenty. Here are my five top reasons to get that associate degree: The bottom line: money The résumé line: accomplishment The employment line: credible, certified, job-ready skills The transfer line: Can you say “junior?” The life line: Nobody can take it away from you 1. The bottom line: money […]

April 2, 2012

First Generation American Students

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Back in December, I wrote a post about my wonderfully diverse neighborhood and the interesting people of all different heritages who live around me. One of those families is from India, and they have a young son that my children enjoy playing with. As we ride scooters and play soccer in the yard, it’s been […]

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