LCCC athletes crushed after virus cancels spring seasons

The spring season for the Laramie County Community College rodeo team just getting started before it was canceled because of COVID-19. “It was something that was very hard to hear, ”said rodeo athlete Ian McGivney. “I was really bummed out and felt bad for my coaches and teammates as well. We were just getting into

Choir disappointed that once in a lifetime trip canceled by COVID-19

In March during Spring break, the LCCC Cantorei was set to perform for the Choirs of America at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Just a couple days before they left, administrators reluctantly canceled the trip as news reports began to surface of the infection ravaging the famous city. This trip was supposed to

Students thankful they still have jobs at LCCC

The corona virus or COVID-19 has changed the lives of students at Laramie County Community College, especially those who are student workers. As the college is now virtual, the change means students need to work remotely. For Samantha Hensley, however, this is tougher. Hensley works with Frank Cook and Beth Kean in the music department

Theater students ask who they’re performing for after COVID-19 moves classes online

Theatre means a group of actual people, in an actual room at the same time. That’s the way Jason Pasqua learned how to do theater. That’s how everyone, in fact, learned how to do theater before the corona virus.  “But that is not the way a pandemic wants you to do it,” Pasqua said and

Human life over monetary gain

Massive gatherings of people in the form of protests are happening all around the country at state capitals, including those in the past week in Wyoming and Colorado. This is as we move from days into weeks into months of the COVID-19 lock down that is forcing a majority of us to essentially avoid large

Nursing students answer the call even after coronavirus concerns

Bryan Crist has always been drawn back to nursing. His dad was a combat medic and nurse.  His stepmom is a trauma nurse here in Cheyenne. He’s done other things. He worked as a stove and fireplace installer and repairman. He spent nine years as a welder and mechanic. But he, like his parents, kept

LCCC officials believe they learned from coronavirus crisis after virtual transformation in two weeks

COVID-19, also commonly known as the coronavirus, swept over the country and created a college experience that students didn’t sign up for.  Students had to move out of dorm rooms and begin taking all their classes online as well as learn how to maintain contact with their friends while dodging their parents’ rules.  Alexis Castillo,

Mad rush for groceries slows to a trickle as panic fades

Fear causes us to want things and want them now. I went to almost every grocery store in Cheyenne with the addition of Sportsmans warehouse back in early March, as the virus began to demand stay-at-home orders, to see shoppers stocking up for the Coronavirus. The shelves were stripped empty. Even just locally here in

Logging Roads and College Paths

Logging roads are full of rocks that sink deep into mud. That mud hardens over time, imprisoning the rocks for the rest of their days. Perhaps out of spite, they seize an opportunity to trip up hikers who stub their toe and trip. Older students such as myself are faced with these rocks, and each

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