Board of Trustees approve 2018-2019 one mill levy, review graduate statistics

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees approved the reauthorization of the one mill levy at the June 20 meeting. The levy, estimated at just over $1.4 million for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, is authorized by a state statute that allows Community College District Boards to receive funds that provide assistance to the college

Pornography bill raises First Amendment concerns, Wyoming representative disagrees

When the 2018 Wyoming Legislature introduced a bill declaring pornography a public health crisis, questions rose as to whether or not this would be a violation of the First Amendment. Jim Angell, the recently retired executive director of the Wyoming Press Association, said he had major concerns about the bill. “Once you declare something a

Psychology instructor once pursued opera, survived college in the 70s

She was a farm girl from northwest Ohio and the baby of five children. Luanne Gearhart, a psychology instructor, was a first-generation college student. Gearhart is now two years away from retirement and looking toward the future. But going from her little farming community to becoming the instructor she is today was no easy feat.

Population found historically dependent on workforce opportunities

The ENDOW (Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming) 2017 socioeconomic assessment reported that Wyoming’s population declined approximately by 1,000 between July 2015 and July 2016. Tast, who is also a member of the Southeast Wyoming Workforce Advisory Group, said that the Southeast area of Wyoming is in fact currently facing workforce issues. “The very first

From health sciences to mass media, the note that changed a career path

I had a plan, a detailed plan. Graduate high school, get into the radiography program my first year at Laramie County Community College, marry my high school sweetheart and become a traveling radiology technologist. When only one aspect of my plan worked out, my mother told me that when people try to make plans God

Graduate takes on roll of commencement speaker

Members of the graduating class of 2018 will see their last day as Golden Eagles on May 12, but they will notice that for the first time at LCCC their commencement speaker will be a fellow student. President Dr. Joe Schaffer and Student Government Association President Constance Woolhether will be speaking at graduation. This year’s

Three actresses take on ‘Laundry and Bourbon’

Starting April 19, three actresses will be hitting the LCCC Playhouse stage to perform “Laundry and Bourbon” directed by Jason Pasqua as part of a two-part production. Preparing for these productions is a process that includes 10 weeks of rehearsing, Pasqua, a theatre instructor, said. “The actor’s job is to breathe fire into the words

The political divide runs deep with no bridging in sight

It is 2018; Donald Trump is president, Snoop Dog has his own Netflix show and women are wearing pink pussyhats during marches. All debatable subjects at this point in history, but none of them are as prominent as the extreme political divide that the United States is facing. As much as I wish I could

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