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College Blogs and Student News. What it's really like to be a Fort Lewis College student

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  • What it's like to be an FLC student...
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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

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 »

What I've learned, part 2
Friday, November 01, 2013

What I've learned, part 2 “Sometimes you have to play with fire to find out how to not get burned.” This a quote I’ve come to find very realistic while in college. When you are away from old friends or family and on your own to make decisions, it can sometimes be hard to get things right on your first try.  In the residence halls, you have to do your own laundry. I remember seeing lot of trial and error there: someone using dish soap in the washing machine, or someone thinking that turning it on made the machine release its own soap. Read the rest of entry »

Me gusta bailar
Monday, October 28, 2013

Me gusta bailar The September sun was glaring in my face, but I did not find it as intimidating as I had four years ago. I walked out with our group composed of old and new members for the Yucatan dance we had been rehearsing for a month. With each bittersweet step at my last Fiesta on the Mesa, I realized that I’d grown immensely in confidence from the “freshman who could not dance” who decided to try something new in college. Read the rest of entry »

My personal journey
Thursday, October 24, 2013

My personal journey As a high school student from California, the idea that I’d end up attending a small college in the mountains seemed, for lack of a better word, insane. The plan was to attend a University of California school; I couldn’t have possibly foreseen the transformation that was soon to morph the very essence of who I am. I remember stumbling upon Fort Lewis College on the internet—the school seemed beautiful and friendly but a bit secluded and small, especially considering it wasn’t much larger than my high school. Read the rest of entry »

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My speech for Skyhawk Saturday As much as all of you might not realize it, every student in this room has something in common. You are all here because you are thinking of your future and pursuing the path of college. I was in the same place as you, just four short years ago. I know the decision you are being faced with now. It is hard to decide where, why and what to go to college for. There are dorms to see, class sizes to consider, degree options to look at, costs of attendance, distance from home, food options, where you can go shopping, how much Call of Duty time you are going to have, and where the best long boarding hill is. Most importantly, where you will be happy, as well as successful? For me, Fort Lewis has it all. Read the rest of entry »

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