Night on the Beat, Ride-a-long with WPD

Written by Lori Robinson Photo by Lindsey Brand Car picture courtesy of Douglas County Police Department If your momma tells you she loves you, check it out.  Back in 1990 when I began my journalism studies, that was the advice a mentor imparted to me. The advice holds up well, perhaps especially these days.  I’ve had some recent conversations about the concept of news organizations as government watchdogs, during and after the week that I had completed an Oct. 14 evening shift ride-along with Patrol Officer Mark P. Smith of the Westminster Police Department. 

First Place Writing Contest, In the Darkness

Written by Lori May Illustration by Madison Otten Sarah woke with her cheek pressed against the cold, damp floor. Sitting up with a start, she opened her eyes to peer into impenetrable darkness; not a single flicker or wisp of light disturbed the sanctity of the blackness around her.

Writing Contest Second Place Winner, Winter’s Howl

Written by Garrett Dawdy Illustration by Madison Otten You could hardly tell a gravel road was supposed to be there, the amount of snow turned the whole ground into a white blanket, only the absences of trees gave it away. It was cold, so very cold. The jacket and hat did nothing to stop the winding from howling icy daggers into you. Your car was a good bit away, abandoned when you couldn’t get it free, and with no heater your only option was to move, at least you hoped it was the only decision and not a mistake.

The Student Counseling Center

Written by Hayley Hunt Photo by Lindsey Brand Have you ever felt down more than usual, or that you needed to talk to someone about what you are going through? The FRCC Westminster Student Counseling Center is a place where students of any campus can go to for problems with mental health and therapy services. 

SGA’s Recent Election Seats

Written by Lori Robinson Illustration by Madison Otten Four new representatives win seats in special SGA election New Student Government Association Representative Tin Dinh wants to “make the experiences here at FRCC more enjoyable.” Dinh is one of four new representatives who won SGA seats in September’s special election.

A “Fishy” Review, El Pelicano Restaurant Review

Written by Katherine Garcia Illustration by Madison Otten When you live on the mainland, it is hard to find a fantastic seafood restaurant. El Pelicano (or, in English, “The Pelican”) is a Mexican restaurant in the city of Aurora, and most of their dishes consist of fish and other varieties of seafood. This restaurant does quench that fishy need, but they also do have beef and chicken entrees on their menu.

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