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.
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!
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.
Like any child who is spoiled with the beauty of Colorado, it was not until at least high school that I realized that I live in one of the most beautiful states in the country. Some of my favorite memories of freshman year at Fort Lewis were exploring the trails around the school as well as driving to nearby towns like Silverton and Telluride. I knew at this point that I was a mountain girl, through and through.
People generally think that being a vegan or vegetarian is a difficult task. I’m often asked things like, “How do you get your protein?” or “Don’t you miss eating good food?” or “Do you only eat salad?”, which only illustrates how many misconceptions there are about a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. However, I won’t be addressing those questions in this post, but will merely be talking about being a vegan in Durango and how easy it really is to do.