College Blogs

Dr. Foster: More than just a professor
Monday, December 02, 2013

Dr. Foster: More than just a professor Even after three and a half years of being a student at Fort Lewis College, it is still hard to forget how overwhelmed and nervous I felt to be going away to college after graduating from high school. As a first generation student and the first of my siblings to be going away to college, I was fearful of how leaving my family and mentors would affect my life and my success in school. Who would guide me through four years of college? Where would I find that guidance? Could I possibly do this alone? These were the questions I asked myself every day before starting my freshman year at Fort Lewis. Read the rest of entry »

From palm trees to pine
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

From palm trees to pine

Sand to stone, ocean to mountains, palm trees to pine, surfing to boarding, warm to cool…everything familiar to so much new.

When I meet someone new, our conversation usually goes like this: “So, where are you from?” “Maui…Hawai’i,” I reply. “Really?! What are you doing here in Durango?” It’s a good question, with a somewhat complicated answer. Why am I in Durango? What prompted me to leave the sand, surf, and sunshine that I came to identify with during the first nineteen years of my life?

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Growing up has never seemed so hard
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Growing up has never seemed so hard I get asked the same question every time I tell people I am graduating in December: “What are your plans after college?” Until about 2 weeks ago, I literally had not a clue and it scared me half to death. Wait, graduation means I actually have to be in the real world? I have to stop using ‘being in college’ as an excuse to be broke and to not work all that much. I no longer want to call my parents asking them for money so I can go out of town for the weekend – it’s now my responsibility. Growing up has never seemed so hard, even though all I have ever wanted to do was grow up and be able to do what I want. Read the rest of entry »

Halloween in Durango!
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Halloween in Durango! Who ever said there was an age limit for dressing up for Halloween? Well, come to Durango and there isn’t one! Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in Durango for many reasons. First, it’s the one day a year where you can wear whatever you want and still fit right in. Fort Lewis students and the Durango community know how to truly celebrate when October 31st rolls around. Read the rest of entry »

The little things in life
Monday, November 04, 2013

The little things in life Throughout my years in college, I have noticed an ability I have.  Whether going home or when my family comes and visits, I can turn into a kid again. I value the little things that parents do; that engulfs my heart with warmth. Family has always been an extremely important aspect in my life, so when I moved six hours away I did not know how it would feel being far away from home. The truth is, being in college is all about developing a new routine. Read the rest of entry »