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  • What life in Durango is all about...
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Our student ambassadors, who work as tour guides and assistants in the Office of Admission, want to share that information with you. Read on to learn about their adventures, challenges, and growth as Skyhawks!

Student Stories

All about finals
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

All about finals

At the end of every semester, time moves twice as fast. There are tests, final projects and, of course, finals. The tasks that need to be accomplished are overwhelming if you think of them all at once. More than anything, this is a test of survival and you should prepare accordingly.

The best way to stay on top of assignments is to have a plan so you can accomplish as much as you hope to get done each day. The last few weeks of every semester are the times when you never see your friends, family, or your own bed. 

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What is it with college kids and coffee shops?
Monday, December 01, 2014

What is it with college kids and coffee shops?

Whenever I thought of my look in college, I imagined myself bundled up in my favorite pair of boots, jacket, stylish scarf, trendy hat, and of course my thick rimmed glasses, reading high-brow literature, studying away in a coffee shop as the leaves begin to change. It sounded straight out of a Pinterest post about pumpkin spiced lattes. After living in Durango for three years now, my dreams of being a Pinterest model have come true.

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Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is a debate-style tournament that takes place across the world and challenges students to take an ethical stance on a complex case against another team. At the beginning of each school year, fifteen cases are released online and teams are formed within interested colleges. The teams then have about three months to prepare for the regional tournament, the winners of which will go on to the national tournament. Read the rest of entry »

Athleticism and staying active in college
Monday, November 17, 2014

Athleticism and staying active in college

As an athletic individual in my former high school years I was very excited to learn that I could continue playing the sports I enjoyed in college. The intramural sports offered include: racquetball, Ultimate Frisbee, badminton, outdoor/indoor soccer and volleyball, basketball, flag football and even video game tournaments!

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How to choose a major that fits your life
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How to choose a major that fits your life As this is my second time in college, I feel that the years I have spent in school have indelibly taught me a few things, one of the most valuable being how to choose a major. While some students know from the time they are a small child that they’re going to own their own business or cure cancer, I was not one of those children. At five I wanted to be a garbage collector; at eight, a flight attendant; and at ten, a professional soccer player. I am now twenty-nine years old, have never worked in these industries, and can safely say I never will. Read the rest of entry »
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