Brittni Laura Hernandez

Take Root

Tackling the rural teacher shortage in Colorado and beyond As a new school year approaches, Brittni Laura Hernandez cannot wait to get into the classroom. Born and raised in Greeley in northeast Colorado, it has always been her end game to teach in her home community. “It’s where I grew...

Barry Thomas shared Spanish-language health and nutrition books with a group of students at a summer program in Longmont. (Daily Camera Collection, CU Heritage Center)

From the archives: Education resources on wheels

Barry Thomas shared Spanish-language health and nutrition books with a group of students at a summer program in Longmont. (Daily Camera Collection, CU Heritage Center) Beginning in 1969, the University of Colorado's Diagnostic Instructional Mobile Unit took to the streets—and country roads—to offer hearing and vision testing, skill diagnosis, instructional...

An Arguello family photo following her son's graduation from Colorado Law School.

Memoir: Success Meets the Daddy Kangaroo

It was the Fall of 2008, and I was basking in the radiance of my “success.” Little did I know, in a few hours, the innocent and totally honest words of a three year old would shatter the rose-colored glasses from which I viewed my world. I had defied those...

Arguello at her graduation from Harvard Law School.

Memoir: Harvard Ambitions

I was in 7th grade and 13 years old when the most pivotal moment in my life took place. Looking back, one could say that this was luck, happenstance, serendipity, or perhaps destiny. But I think it was God, opening a door and allowing me to see and memorialize this...

Christine Arguello with her parents in Buena Vista.

Memoir: The Wisdom of Our Parents

It is only after we are parents ourselves that we come to recognize and appreciate the sacrifices our parents made when we were young and the wisdom they imparted upon us. My parents were the product of their times and of their upbringing, having been raised during the Great Depression...

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