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Sentner: Gifted and talented or wealthy and privileged?

In sixth grade, I sat down with the rest of my class to take a standardized test. I was confused: it asked me about shapes and patterns instead of the questions on math and literature that I was...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Inspiration is simple and within reach of all of us

Two years ago, I wrote about Valentine’s Day (I hope you sent your letters in February). Last year, I wrote about the importance of giving back to your community. This year, I’d like to talk about...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | COLUMN: Students on Point

High school is hardest after being accepted to college

As the spring season rolls around at Durango High School and college acceptance letters are arriving at students’ doorsteps, seniors are facing the most challenging part of their high school...

DATE: April 15, 2017 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Students on point - Lucas Robbins

Remember how everyone always tells you that you learn the most from failures, not successes? That may be the case, but failure is still not something to strive for. A failure every now and again...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Social media often leave one more disconnected

I got my first smartphone at the ripe age of 14. Since then, barely a day has gone by in which I haven’t texted, tweeted, posted, friended, liked, called, vlogged, snapped, yakked, commented or...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Finding balance between work and what matters more

I lost my father two months ago. While he was sick for a long time, his final decline happened over a period of just three weeks. And, of course, I didn’t realize how little time we had until the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Education in Durango should include the outdoors

School is important; but for me, I have learned some of my greatest lessons outside.While my family raised me with an appreciation for the wilderness, I know many students lack the motivation or...

DATE: May 17, 2009 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Pain and responsibility teach hard, but effective, lessons

High school is a time for learning, but we all knew that.We learn about how to write, how to graph and how the world works. We also learn much more important things in school: We learn how to make...

DATE: April 19, 2009 | COLUMN: Students on Point

Legalizing marijuana makes sense

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a program about the marijuana industry with my parents. I watched, only half paying attention, and afterward I didn't think much about it.Weeks later, I sat at...

DATE: March 15, 2009 | COLUMN: Students on Point

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