Tuesday’s Brutal Wind & Its Damage to Local Neighborhoods

 

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Photos by Ezra Ekman.

Wind gusts reaching up to 80 mph blew across Colorado, resulting in toppled trucks and downed trees. Mike Baranovic, Faculties Supervisor at Front Range Community College in Westminster, Colo, cleared branches and debris on April 18, 2018. Baranovic said two spruce and one apple tree were uprooted by the heavy winds, something he said was rare at FRCC.

What Did You Do For Spring Break?

Written by Jeramey Reamer

After their final midterm exam,  FRCC students were given the opportunity to relax during Spring Break.  The week of no classes is dedicated to recharging your brain as busy schedules of classes and assignments take a back seat to fun and recreation! Take a look at what these Westminster students did to keep their momentum going while not in 

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“My dad and I joined a bowling league.  He is a professional bowler, and taught me how to bowl.  In addition, I am working on an internship at

MicroTone Studios, which is a lot of music mixing, editing and recording.”

– Madison Drake

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“For my computer class, we just started using Access, and I practiced to learn the program.  We also had a ski weekend, so I did a lot of snow boarding.”

– Brenden Hansen
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“I worked with a local dental society that I am a member of.  Also, I practiced the guitar and piano for at least six hours a day.” – Nick ChiovittiNick

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I made art and recorded music on my computer. This was also a great time to get caught up on homework, because I have a lot of projects to do.”

– Andrew Wilson

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No matter how you spent your Spring Break, the entire Front Page team is glad you had a safe and enjoyable break from classes.  Be sure to check out the www.thefrontpagefrcc.com for more articles and information about Front Range Community College.

Free Money for Students, Part 1: Why You Should Seek Scholarships

By Ezra Ekman

Are you struggling to afford college or concerned about graduating with debt? You aren’t alone. But what if someone gave you money just for filling out a form and writing a short essay about your college goals? That’s how scholarships work. In this first of a two-part series, I’ll explain why you should apply for scholarships.

Many organizations offer free money for college. They know working while going to school makes study challenging, which can impact grades. Scholarships are designed to make it easier for committed students to focus on school instead of working.

It’s a myth that scholarships are hard to win, and many go unclaimed. You don’t have to be a minority, have a low income, or even have a high GPA. You just need to apply. Most colleges will help you, including FRCC.

 

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                                                     Illustration by Madison Otten

FRCC handles many scholarships through the FRCC Foundation Scholarship. You complete a single application to be considered for dozens of scholarships at once. Each scholarship provides funds to the FRCC Foundation Scholarship, then the Scholarship Office determines which scholarships apply to each student.

Don’t worry if you don’t have the best grades; many scholarships require a GPA of only 2.5. Do you play sports? Was your high school local? Are you studying science? Nursing? Journalism? There are scholarships for all these and more. Some scholarships aren’t published, so go to the Scholarship Office (located in the Financial Aid Office) and introduce yourself! The staff is friendly, encouraging, and will help get you started.

While the FRCC Foundation Scholarship closed On March 1, more scholarships open between March and August so be sure to check the Scholarships page often.

There are also “outside scholarships” you can find using scholarship search engines like those below. Sign up and create a profile to see a huge list of scholarships that match, then apply! It’s that simple. The FRCC Scholarships page has links to a few, but here are several more:

 

Note that, if you are a veteran receiving GI Bill benefits, you should speak with the scholarship office and an advisor before applying. Your GI Bill probably gets you more than most scholarships will, and accepting a scholarship may actually reduce your benefits such as tuition or housing allowances. For everyone else, however, scholarships are the way to go.

It’s free money. You don’t have to do much to get it, and you can be the student who does! So ask yourself this: What could you do with all of that cash? Scholarship deadlines are early so get started now!

Stay tuned for part 2,  of this scholarship series, in which I’ll describe how to give yourself the best shot at being awarded one.