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Spring 2021 Issue #5

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Student News Colorado State University Pueblo Announces Partnership with Pueblo Community College By Jay Ramos It’s nice to see when one cooperates with the other in a great manner especially in the realm of education. Colorado State University Pueblo announced some exciting news regarding student transfers. CSU Pueblo will be opening a transfer center at Pueblo Community College this coming fall. This transfer center at PCC will help students plan a four-year degree for their college career and help students achieve their college goals in the most affordable and attainable way possible.

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It’s no surprise that a lot of community members in Pueblo, Colo have attended PCC or CSU Pueblo for college at some point in their lives. For the 2020 academic school year, 3615 credentials have been

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Photo courtesy of Jay Ramos earned between PCC and CSU Pueblo. A combination of all types of degrees and certificates have a huge local impact.

things to say about the program that was coming this fall. “I’m a planner for sure. I’m always planning ahead of time and looking to get things done in advance. I have always been that type of person when it comes to this kind of stuff. Hearing about this is news to me and having someone in house is essential to help with that transition. I look forward to this coming fall,” said Clever.

80% of PCC students completing a credential often stay in Pueblo and 40% of CSU Pueblo students completing a credential stay in Pueblo. Of all “ those completed credentials; HEARING ABOUT THIS IS NEWS about 76% students are TO ME AND HAVING SOMEONE Clever is studying mass employed in their respective IN HOUSE IS ESSENTIAL TO communications at PCC and fields in which they earned HELP WITH THAT TRANSITION. plans to transition his credits their degree or certificate ” in. This all integrates well to CSU Pueblo to finish off LUC CLEVER considering this has great his endeavor. He plans to economic impact for Pueblo. embark his journalism and digital media emphasis on a four-year degree Between PCC and CSU Pueblo, both being program at CSU Pueblo. Hispanic Serving Institutions, employ about 9,700 students. CSU Pueblo has other Tiffany Pettigrew, senior, media teaching sites outside the city of Pueblo. communications graduated from PCC in 2019 These locations include Colorado Springs, and transferred to pursue her bachelor’s Castle Rock and Todos Santos, Mexico. degree. Similarly, PCC hosts four other locations outside of Pueblo including Cañon City, “This brings a great opportunity for students Mancos, Durango and Bayfield. This is great to have a ‘one stop shop’ when it comes to that our proud institution branches out transferring. Many students are like me when that far because we can represent great I transfer, wanting to get involved, make sure success and achievements from PCC and their credits are transferring to the proper CSU Pueblo all around. place and meet other students in the same situation. This is going to be a great tool for Luc Clever, a freshman at PCC and a students to use to make the transition as student center employee, had very great smooth as possible,” said Pettigrew


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OPINION: March Madness and Women’s History Month

By Tiffany Pettigrew

photo courtesy of Sedona Prince’s Twitter (@sedonaprince_)

This month we celebrated the women in our lives by it being National Women’s History Month. 31 days to celebrate the strides women have made and the history they’ve created. March is also very huge in the world of college basketball, with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness in full swing. The two came together in an unexpected way. On March 18, 2021 Oregon Women’s Basketball forward, Sedona Prince shared a TikTok (@sedonerrr) showing the difference between the men’s and women’s weight rooms during the tournament. The men’s room was filled with every piece of weightlifting equipment you could ask for, while the women’s side was one rack with six sets of dumbbells, due to spacing issues, said the NCAA. This was later debunked as Prince shared another video showing the room the women’s teams had outside of their practice courts. The video went viral on TikTok and Twitter (@sedonaprince_) and received attention from big names in the sports field. Profiles such as Barstool Sports, SportsCenter, and even Golden State Warriors’ Point Guard, Stephen “Steph ‘’ Curry calling on the NCAA to correct their mistakes. The NCAA later responded to the media “We fell short this year [...] We acknowledge that,” said NCAA official Lynn Holzman. A few days after the video went viral, the NCAA did the right thing and gave the women the proper equipment they needed to train on during this major tournament. Prince took to social media again saying in a Tweet, “Social media is powerful. Thank you for all of y’all’s support,” as well as replying to that video with “Also thank you @ncaawbb @NCAA for listening. All of the teams appreciate you.” This among other similar videos showing what the women’s basketball teams were eating compared to what men’s teams were eating had a large number of people frustrated in the difference of treatment between the two different gendered teams. Though the NCAA corrected the situation of the weight room, there’s still huge strides to make in women’s sports at all levels. Prince’s original video currently has 9.1 million plays, 2.7 million likes and 48.6 thousand comments on TikTok as well as 17.2 million views, 622.3 thousand likes, 213.8 thousand retweets and 9.7 thousand comments on Twitter. The issue was showcased during National Women’s History Month. It is ironic that now, in 2021, women have to prove that they need the same equipment as men to get through a national tournament. Though we celebrate that the women’s teams were able to get the proper equipment, this is an issue that should have never happened in the first place.


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March Madness Update: Two Pueblo Teams Reach The Great Eight By Seth Six After the first two rounds of the Colorado Highschool Playoffs are done and dusted, only two Pueblo schools remain in any of the brackets, Pueblo South and Pueblo Central. Let’s get you up to date on how they got here:

Photo courtesy of South High School Boy’s Basketball Facebook

Pueblo South - The Colts have played two very enduring games to get into the Great Eight. The first round matchup saw them see off a fourth quarter comeback from opponent Thomas Jefferson High School, winning the game 79-71. Tarrence Austin led the South Colts in scoring with 26, followed by double digit efforts from his younger brother, freshman Maurice Austin and sophomore Ray J Aragon. South outscored Thomas Jefferson in every quarter except for the fourth, where they looked to seal the deal and move on to the next round. Pueblo East fell on the road to Erie, meaning South had to be the next team to travel over two hours to Erie High School to take on the Tigers. This game saw South down early, losing at halftime 39-31, making an epic comeback in the fourth quarter, scoring 33 points alone along with a game winning shot at the buzzer via Tarrence Austin from almost halfcourt to seal the Great Eight spot. Austin led the team in points again with 25 points while senior Macaiah Smith led the team with 11 total rebounds. South now looks to take on top seeded Windsor on the road Tuesday, March 16th. Windsor is coming off of winning their first two playoff games each by over 35 point winning margins, along with a eight game winning streak.

Pueblo Central - The Wildcats handled their first round matchup a bit easier than South, taking on Severance High School and winning 79-49. The game saw four Pueblo Central Wildcats finish with double digit points led by senior Steven Hemphill finishing with 20 points hitting a game high five three pointers. Kaydn Betts led the Wildcats with a game high 10 rebounds and dominated in the paint with three blocks and 14 points. They then would go on to host Mountain View High School in the next round, a team who upset their first round matchup as the 24th seed in the tournament. The game saw both teams tied at halftime at 28, and a battle for the ages in the second half. Mountain View scored one of two free throws with six seconds left in the fourth quarter to take a one point lead over The Wildcats. Adonis Reynolds would take the ball down the court, miss his two point jumper only for Kadyn Betts to grab the rebound and put in the buzzer beater to seal the 74-73 victory and move on to the Great Eight. Betts finished with a game high 31 points along with 13 rebounds and two blocks. Adonis Reynolds backed up Betts with 18 points along with some crucial free throws down the stretch. The Wildcats will be on the road for the first time this playoffs, traveling to Longmont High School to take on the number two seeded team in 4A on Tuesday, March 16th.


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Open Education Week By Jay Ramos It has been 11 years since Open Education Week (OEW) has started. In the year 2012, Open Education Global had launched a collaborative organization that focuses on education around the world. OEW emphasizes the goals and achievements on tools for education and the academic future. Students, faculty, practitioners, and educators all come together to discuss not only the importance of education, but also resources and opportunity given our people. It is set for us to gain a great understanding on education practices not only in our nation, but around the world.

This year, 2021, Open Education Week was held from March 1 to March 6. Governor Jared Polis had made a proclamation to make Open Education Week celebrated March 1-6 in the state of Colorado. Our proud Thunderwolves participated this year and was held here at Colorado State University Pueblo. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the webinars were held via Zoom for CSU Pueblo. These webinars showcase faculty Photo courtesy of Colorado State University Pueblo and students low-cost resources for our students to use in their college/ career. This is very efficient if you ever find yourself lost or a little low on funds. Jonathan Poritz, Ph. D., is an Open Education Resource (EOR) Advocate and helps hundreds of people get the right direction to education. For more detailed information you can visit CSU Pueblo’s Open Education website. https://www.csupueblo.edu/open-education/about. html. Here you can see insights, scheduling, and even contact Poritz himself along with other EOR Advocates for CSU Pueblo for further interests and questions.


Teaching Methods for Black Students in the ASL Classroom

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By Katie Meeks

Thaddeus Young is lecturer of American Sign Language at Colorado State University Pueblo. After realizing his identity as a hearing person, he began the journey of being an advocate for the Deaf community that continues to this day. He earned his BA in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University, the world’s only liberal arts university for the Deaf and hard of hearing, and obtained his MA in Teaching American Sign Language from the University of Northern Colorado. Young is an active member of the Deaf community and holds membership in several professional organizations including the American Sign Language Teachers Association, National Black Deaf Advocates, Rocky Mountain American Sign Language Association, and Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers. Young recently provided an interesting lecture to investigate how theory and practice have shaped our understanding of culturally responsive teaching and how we can ultimately improve. The presentation begins with a description of Fred Hampton, who had involvement in the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. Young describes that Photo courtesy of @josypete on Unsplash “He, of course, did a lot in support of black people.” Hampton emphasizes this idea, Young interprets, that if teachers spend the majority of their time talking about what is happening in education but never apply it, that they fail as educators. This idea of combining theory and practice outlines the majority of Young’s presentation. He discusses the importance of ASL and its relevance in being a visual learning technique, in which he watches not only his students practice the language, but he also watches how they learn the language. Young dives into the struggles surrounding the learning environments of black students, and the supposed change that was supposed to take place in the 1950s for these individuals. Young states that black students are primarily “field-experience learners. They rely on their environment to begin the learning process, and need both physical and emotional closeness from their classmates.” Young discusses the problem that occurs with black students unable to get proper education, and the barriers that come with these problems. He discusses both the short term and long term issues that arise with “failing our black language students.” He provides several recommendations for teachers to better their curriculum to suit the learning styles of black students. Young provided a thought-provoking, intellectual presentation that is sure to benefit any watcher. There is no question in his passion for supporting black language students and encouraging more culturally responsive methods for their learning. Young’s presentation can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqAV9y3HO8w


Colorado State University Pueblo Art Department

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By Bekah Diaz

Colorado State University Pueblo has a fantastic Art Department. The art department is designed to aid and promote exploration of art-making processes and increase the students’ understanding of art and its relationship to society. The art major prepares students to be a practicing artist, to enter graduate school for further professional education or to enter the job market in art-related careers. Students may select art courses as a means of achieving a greater sense of personal creativity and accomplishment. Students, faculty, and invited professional artists display works in the CSU Pueblo Art Gallery. An active visiting artist program provides contact with successful regional and national professionals. The CSU Pueblo Fine Art Gallery is a large public facility which is committed to the exhibition of works of art possessing high critical standards of educational value and cultural significance. Each year, six to eight exhibitions are mounted in the gallery. International Exhibitions and panel discussions by scholars and noted art historians are annual events. Students have the opportunity to learn exhibition protocol and procedure. Gallery internships with museums, galleries and art centers in neighboring urban areas provide students with valuable museum management experience while earning credit. Each spring, the gallery houses a juried student art show with cash and purchase awards. CSU Pueblo has a student Art Club, which is a registered campus organization that is an active group with elected officers. The club organizes field trips in and out of state, hosts the student art show, promotes the art department, and provides a social arena for art students. While developing friendships, students exchange ideas, resources and provide needed services. For more information on upcoming shows and more information about joining CSU Pueblo’s Art Department, visit https://www.csupueblo. edu/art

7th Annual SoCo Entrepreneurship Competition By Stuart Symington For the 7th year in a row, southern Colorado will be hosting the Entrepreneurship Competition for people who are trying to come up with the next great invention or business. This is a great way to get it out there as the right people are there to get it noticed and a boost to start it off. Michael Wakefield, director of the Healy Center for Business and Economic Research at Colorado State University Pueblo’s Hasan School of Business co-founded the competition with Ryan Madic about nine years ago. The seventh annual event is expected to be huge since last year’s competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event being cancelled last year, will definitely bring in some more people as they missed their chance the last time around. The competition is a virtual event this year and kicks off at 6 p.m. April 9 for the student contest and 6 p.m. April 10 for the adult contest. Keynote speaker April 9 will be Pueblo County Commission Chairman Garrison Ortiz, who also is a local business owner. This is a great opportunity for young and old entrepreneurs to get their idea noticed but also being able to hear some other great business owners speak and give out knowledge to the ones coming up. The competition gives innovative inventors and entrepreneurs a chance to work with local venture capitalists such as Jake Jabs of American Furniture Warehouse and Matt Smith of Snooze Mattress Co. in Pueblo West who is helping to launch Spoon Pillow LLC after one of the recent competitions. This event gets people recognized for great ideas and helps to put their idea in place and take action into starting what they created in their minds. With it being the seventh time, shows that it can produce and do great things for people who participate.


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“Native Lens” Exhibits Honest Indigenous Representation Winter Naomi Vera

The history of Indigenous people being represented in Hollywood is not a good one. Most Western films portrayed them as villains of the heroic cowboys and poor villagers. Others portrayed them as animated caricatures voiced by white people, or the “noble savage”, the mystic shaman or victims of colonialism that the “White Savior’’ would fight for. All or many of these were told by white writers. “Native Lens” changes that, by telling the stories of Native people in the words of Native people. The project encourages native people of all backgrounds to tell their stories and share their own experiences as Indigenous people through short films. “Strength Through Storytelling” was an event showcasing a number of these short films and promising more to come. The event was hosted by Tanaya Winder, a cultural consultant for the Native Lens project, Enrique Jimenez, a technical advisor from Rocky Mountain PBS, Charine Gonzales, senior editor for “Native Lens” and Ernest House Jr. “[‘Native Lens’] is an opportunity to tell your story, no filmmaking experience necessary”, House Jr. said, “all you need is a story to tell and a phone to tell it with.” “It’s been an amazing opportunity learning from my colleagues, about film and these opportunities for Indigenous people to share their stories and voices because each of you has a voice and a story and that story matters, and I hope you get some of that affirmation by watching these videos,” Winder said. Mandolin Eisenberg, one of the filmmakers, said “Collectively Native visibility in media hasn’t been controlled by the people that it actively affects.” Erik Sanchez, another filmmaker

said, “It is important for Indigenous folks to tell their own stories. That way young brown children can see someone who looks like them on the TV.” One of the central subjects the films showcased at the “Native Lens” event, was about life for Indigenous people on and off reservations during the pandemic. The films followed those experiencing their lives in various cities across the southwest and Rocky Mountain areas. The first video by Tiara Collins followed Collins as she learned about her history and the way of life for her people in Coppermine, AZ. “We could probably never learn this way of life anywhere else, and to learn from our grandparents who learned from their elders is a true blessing,”, Collins said, “Could this happen if we weren’t forced into a global shut down, I don’t know.” The second video struck at the heart of cultural appropriation and offensive stereotypes in media, but also in advertising as a group of Indigenous people in Durango protested a cartoon representation of an Indigenous person for a place of business called Chiefs, directed by Trennie Collins. “My mom is from Brownwater, NM and my mom is from Fort Defiance Arizona”, one protestor said in the video, “That’s where my roots are. That’s where my homelands are. This, all of this, is Native land,” she said to a crowd of cheering protestors. Daisy Bluestar, the video’s narrative, said, “Durango, Colorado is a place where the Southern Utes’ homeland was before we had to face the reality that it was no longer our home,” Bluestar said, “When we were, as Indigenous people, allowed to be citizens and vote, and we were allowed to be a part of


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our own land, which was already a part of our home… that was already a part of us.”

and the final film followed 11-year-old Andrieta Gonzales discussing life during the pandemic.

“They drug our chiefs by the neck until they couldn’t drag them no more, and they decided ‘OK, let’s cut their head off so we can prove this Indian is dead, that we can prove that we got their chief,” Bluestar said, “Do you recognize the hurt and the pain being stripped of your heritage, to 1960, where (a caricature of an Indigenous chief) now stands. That’s the heart of our nation and to me, that’s not fair”

“In the beginning of the quarantine, we got a note saying we had to do virtual classes and sent our homework home,” Gonzales said, “we were excited then, but now we’re not excited at all. We hate it. It’s hard not to go to school, but now I want to go back to school because virtual reality actually sucks.”

The third was a stand-out in “Native Lens” and pop culture by following a nonbinary filmmaker named Cheyenne Williams. When Indigenous people are portrayed in film and television, it’s from a cisgender heteronormative perspective, but there is more to Indigenous people than the values placed on them by white writers. They interviewed their grandmother in a film called “Finding Family Values”. Williams learned that their grandmother’s experience wasn’t an easy one and she grew up in a time where her parents were told to suppress her Muscogee by white colonial values and were beaten if they spoke their language. Williams said growing up nonbinary “has “been quite interesting, I learned about being Two-Spirit at College of Muscogee Nation and it really resonated with me and was very accepted there.” “It’s been different outside of that community because a lot of Indigenous people, specifically elders, still hold limited beliefs concerning gender and sexuality,” Williams said, “But there has been acceptance but a lot of education as well” The fourth film was by Sanchez, who lives on the Shoalwater Bay reservation, which has zero positive cases of COVID-19

“[‘Native Lens’] started as a collaboration between [RMPBS and KSUT Tribal Radio] that had the opportunity to put this together to get all these stories and capture them in a new and different way,” Jimenez said, “I think it’s unique that the way we are looking for the stories is just from the community.” For Indigenous students and individuals who want to submit their own stories, or for all others just interested in seeing the stories, visit www.nativelens.org.


10 Delving Into The Madness Of “WandaVision” Before The Winter Naomi Vera

“Don’t try and fight the chaos. Don’t question what you’ve done. The game can try to play us. Don’t let it stop the fun. Some days it’s all confusion. Easy come and easy go, but if it’s all illusion, sit back and enjoy the show. Let’s keep it goin’ through each distorted day. Let’s keep it goin’, so there may be no way of knowin’ who’s coming by to play.” These are what appears to be the final lyrics for Wanda’s sitcom themes and perfectly describe the series as a whole. All Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) wanted to do was escape from the horrors and pain of her trauma by settling down with her husband Vision (Paul Bettany) in a simple sitcom world, known as The Hex. Yet the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. “WandaVision” is a super being’s descent into madness, in the form of classic sitcoms. This has been the case from the first episode and now the series is about to come to a close. In anticipation of this end, is a deep dive into the trivia, structure, characters and gradual cracks in Wanda’s reality and the potential shattering of her already fractured psyche. The first place to start, would be at the beginning. The title sequences. Each title sequence pays homage to various sitcoms, or a combination of sitcoms, throughout each time period. The first paying homage to “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, then “Bewitched”, third “The Partridge family” fourth, “Growing Pains”, fifth, “Malcom In The Middle” and finally “The Office”. The first and second are fairly straightforward except for one notable deviation which will be discussed later. The lyrics for the third, on the other hand, start to show there’s more at work than an innocent sitcom. “All great expectations lead to complications, but it’s groovy and fun, it’s me and it’s you together...Some sudden surprises come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s rainbows and sun, it’s you and it’s me together...” points out Wanda’s attempt to distance herself from her hardships by losing herself in the bright cheery world she created. The lyrics from the fourth sitcom episode hint at Wanda’s life of trauma. “You wander the world with a vision of what life could be, but then the years come and teach you to just

wait and see.” The lyrics (that opened this article from the fifth sitcom episode) have dispelled all pretense of Wanda’s intentions and reveal she is just immersing herself in her delusion with no thought of consequence. There is something that connects all these themes, including the title sequence at the end of each episode. “Wan-Da-VisIon” is known by the modern term of the tritone, but it’s original name was the Devil’s interval. It was called “diabolus in musica” because it was believed the Devil lived in this series of notes that has no beginning or end, and is trapped within the melody. The use of the Devil’s interval is not only indicative of the place Wanda refuses to escape from, but the place no one else can escape from. In creating her world, she has fundamentally altered the reality within Westview to fit each time period she’s in, and she has enslaved the residents to be her “cast” or extras, and erased memories of them from those they’re close to. Wanda lost her parents to a Stark Industries missile, she was recruited by shadow government organization Hydra, and when she chose to fight alongside the Avengers, she lost her brother. Then a few years later, she had to kill Vision, the first “man” (android) she loved only to see him brought back and killed again. Her mind control projects this on the prisoners of The Hex. These events in her life are represented in commercials that take place in the middle of each sitcom episode. Stark Industries toaster with the beeping of the missile that killed her parents, the Strucker watch, based on Baron Von Strucker, who led Hydra, which also plays a part in a soap called Hydra Soak. In “Captain America: Civil War”, Wanda’s attempt to defeat a terrorist resulted in the deaths of hundreds of innocents in the city of Lagos, and in the ‘80s commercial, Lagos brand paper towels are used for “when you make a mess you didn’t mean to.” There are even commercials for things that may play a bigger role later. The episode that pays homage to “The Office” and “Modern Family” advertises Nexus, “Ask your doctor about Nexus. A


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unique antidepressant that works to anchor you back to your reality, or the reality of your choice. Nexus, because the world doesn’t revolve around you, or does it?” In Marvel Comics, the Nexus of all realities is a gateway to other universes. Additionally, in the comics, Wanda is the Nexus of all realities, which might play into something bigger, considering “WandaVision” ties into the Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Multiverse Of Madness” and one of the guest stars may very well be from another universe. Evan Peters played Quicksilver, Peter (Pietro) Maximoff in the Fox X-Men films. Peters plays Wanda’s brother Pietro Maximoff, who was played by Aaron Taylor Johnson in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” where the character was killed by Ultron. Many seem to believe that Peters’ casting was to provide a misdirect, but there is a strong possibility Peters may be an alternate universe Quicksilver. There’s also a reference to “Kickass” a film both actors starred in. Throughout the course of the series, Wanda and the Vision she recreated have twins Tommy and Billy. In the comics, Tommy inherits Quicksilver’s speed as the hero, well, Speed. Billy became the hero Wiccan and joined the Young Avengers. The character, who was a teen in the comics, was also gay. In the Halloween episode, all the characters’ Halloween costumes, except Tommy’s are based on the uniforms their comic counterparts wear. Other characters in the show are Dr. Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), Captain Monica Rambeau (Tenoyah Parris) and Agent Jimmy Woo (Randal Park). Darcy Lewis first appeared in “Thor” as the friend of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). She’s not acting as Jane’s sidekick in “WandaVision” but is coming into her own as a force to be reckoned with. Agent Woo first appeared in “Ant-Man And The Wasp”. The card trick he uses to introduce himself to Captain Rambeau was taught to him by Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in that film. Monica Rambeau first appeared in the “Captain Marvel” film as the nine year old daughter of Maria Rambeau who was a friend and sort of sister to the title character played by Brie Larsen. In the comics, Monica Rambeau was the first woman

to take on the Captain Marvel moniker. To make up for the reversal of roles, the character has a bit of an animosity toward Captain Carol Danvers. Carol Danvers left Monica and Maria to help the Skrulls find a new home planet. Maria contracted cancer while Carol was gone and was just about to be released when Monica was dusted after The Snap. When The Snap was undone five years later, Monica woke to find that the cancer came back and her mother died. Carol’s whereabouts were unknown. Monica, having endured such loss with no one to share it with, sympathizes with Wanda and believes she can get through to her, and convince her to take down The Hex, but Wanda’s loss dwarfs Monica’s. She is already torturing and imprisoning innocents to preserve her fantasy world and the family she created. Taking The Hex down voluntarily could irrevocably break Wanda. That’s not all. There is someone else very close to Wanda who wants to truly get to know the real Wanda, and specifically what abilities Wanda has. This person has been causing all kinds of problems like comic misunderstandings, and life lessons about dead dogs in order to strip away the illusion, take apart The Hex and find the real Wanda AKA the Scarlet Witch. If Wanda doesn’t choose to take down The Hex, there’s a possibility it’s all falling apart anyway. The abilities Wanda has exhibited are on a level unprecedented, and there’s no telling what will happen if The Hex comes down. The Scarlet Witch created The Hex, fundamentally altered a town and is unknowingly or, in apathy enslaving and torturing its residents, in her despair. If The Hex comes down, if not only Vision dies, but also Wanda’s sons, there is very little doubt it will spark in the Scarlet Witch, a blazing inferno of rage and hatred toward the world. If she enslaved a town in her grief, what will she do maliciously? Will the Scarlet Witch be a threat or a beacon of hope for the rest of the MCU? The final episode on Disney + has the answer.


Strength of Women Foreign Service Virtual Event By Breanna Montoya

Internation Women’s Month began Monday, March 1, and ends on Wednesday, March 31. Monday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Take a moment to celebrate the women in your life while thanking those who have served our county. In celebration of women and International Women’s History Month, there will be a Strength of Women Foreign Service Virtual Event. The Strength of Women Virtual Event promotes democracy through careers in Foreign Service. It is a three-part panel series on zoom for women from all over the United States that served in this unique career. Each event has an entry, mid, and senior-level Foreign Service Ranks. The first part of the panel started on March 8, and their topic is “Path to the Foreign Service.” Some of the Department’s newest diplomats will share their path to the Foreign Service and initial impressions of their new career. The second part of the event started on March 15, and their topic is “Navigating Personal and Professional Development.” Mid-level Foreign Service professionals will express their challenges and triumphs related to family, mentoring, and career advancement. The third part of the event starts March 22, and their topic is Lessons from Leadership.” The topic explains that women in Senior Foreign Service Leadership roles reflect how challenges can grow into opportunities and result in expected growth and professional success . Danielle Harms (DIR NY Metro) and Kris Silverton (DIR Texas) will host other dedicated women through their foreign service careers. People can register for all three events, and registrants will be sent a link to the recorded session.

Call for Submissions for Tempered Steel Gillian Hawken

Colorado State University Pueblo’s annual student literary magazine, Tempered Steel, is currently looking for submissions for their upcoming 31st issue. It is published every Spring semester featuring poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, and other works from students in any program on campus that reflect the community’s unique history. The staff of Tempered Steel is urging anyone to turn in any pieces that they wish, to ensure that they create the best journal possible this year for its readers. If you are interested in submitting your work, you can head to http://temperedsteel.submittable.com/submit and anonymously submit. The deadline for submission is on March 31st, so submit as soon as possible. The magazine is run by Juan Morales, the English Department head, and students who are taking the school’s literary magazine course this semester. These students dive into the editing and publishing process, while also getting the chance to speak to editors/ publishers of other literary magazines. They finalize everything, from the pieces chosen to be included in the publication, to the layout. From the editing process all the way to the printing process. It’s a student run publication and they want to see your submissions!


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PROPELLING COMMUNITY. Even as a young mom, Lindsay was able to become a nurse in just four years. Lindsay had always wanted to become a nurse and continue the legacy of her grandmother and great aunt who were nurses during WWII. When Lindsay became a mom at 18, she worried the dream was suddenly out of reach. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to help all our students balance their responsibilities and helped Lindsay create a schedule that allowed her to graduate on time, get to work saving lives, and pave a bright future for her son.

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