February 10, 2014

Coloradans in the 2014 Winter Olympics

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The first time I saw a Team USA warm-up was probably 1966 – way before clothing manufacturers started putting imprints on casual, leisure, and workout wear. It was in Malone, N.Y., and it was worn by Mr. McDonald, who drove a bobsled in the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. The Winter Olympics then were about […]

February 5, 2014

Why Go to College Close to Home?

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When David Strathman graduated from Poudre High School, he didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do – and didn’t want to waste money at an expensive college while he figured it out. After a positive orientation meeting at Front Range (where he won a three-credit scholarship) he figured he’d give FRCC a try. It’s […]

February 3, 2014

Why File a FAFSA?

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For the first time in 10 years, we won’t be filling out a FAFSA – that’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Our children have graduated from college and are working at jobs they love. Thanks more to their efforts than ours, they graduated with much less student debt than the government’s College Scoreboard […]

January 31, 2014

Betting on the Super Bowl: Money Line vs. Win Percentage

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As the Super Bowl approaches, I find myself in an interesting position where I want both teams to win. I grew up in Fort Collins, Colo., but have been living in Seattle for the past nine years. I spent the season rooting for both the Broncos and the Seahawks to do well, but now that […]

January 29, 2014

Afraid of Your Teacher’s Office Hours? Don’t Be!

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Success in college takes many things: commitment, hard work, plenty of studying, and a strong support system. You also can do yourself a big favor by taking advantage of your instructors’ office hours. Why go to the effort? To let them know who you are and make a personal connection. To better understand the direction […]

January 22, 2014

How to Get the Most Out of Your FRCC Education

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Welcome to a new semester at Front Range Community College! If you’re a new student, you’re probably experiencing a range of emotions. It’s an exciting (and overwhelming) time, and you want to get off on the right foot. Here are eight tips to help you make the most of your college experience 1. Meet with […]

January 20, 2014

Altitude Workshops at FRCC: Students Learning to Lead

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I attended Front Range for five semesters before I took advantage of the leadership opportunities available on campus. As I’m graduating, I’m beginning to regret the amount of time it took me to become involved as a campus leader. However, I picked a good semester to start. The new Altitude leadership program provided me many […]

January 15, 2014

Disabled and Not Giving Up

Photo of Cynthia Dietrich on a sled with hand skiis at the top of a mountain with an assistant behind her

Cynthia Dietrich might have been born with spina bifida – a defect in which the vertebrae do not close around the spinal cord – but she hasn’t let that stop her from living a full and active life. The 26-year-old Missouri native moved to Boulder, Colorado, during high school and has since taken up a […]

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