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New Colorado law banning most American Indian mascots forces schools to confront cultural shifts

Faced with a new state law requiring the elimination of most American Indian mascots, a handful of Colorado schools are delving into their histories and having community-wide discussions about what a nickname, mascot or logo should represent. In Lamar, that means sticking by its Savages nickname, even if images and logos must be changed. And […]

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“He seemed to have it all”: Arapahoe High School senior’s suicide rattles emotionally fatigued, frightened community

Nick Bales was a kid with enough swagger to pull off a blue velvet blazer for his senior photos, a guy who started his own line of hoodies and artistic T-shirts as a high school sophomore. He had gobs of friends, played hockey and lacrosse for Arapahoe High School, and, for the first time in […]