How Should Pueblo Move Forward?

Education When I moved back to Pueblo in August of 2016, I came back for one reason: to have a massive impact on the community that made me the person I am today. Where others saw a lost cause, I saw an incredible amount of opportunity in my hometown. To me, Pueblo was a blank…

Survival of the Fittest

Meritocracy Survival of the fittest describes the idea that, in nature, there is competition to survive. It is a metaphor representing the struggle for existence. 99% of all species that have been on earth are now extinct. What enabled that other 1% to survive? Their ability to evolve, and to become the most fit. I’ve…

Dreams: What We Lose in Adulthood

Dream Lofty Dreams “The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality.” – James Allen Do you remember being a kid? Sometimes…

The Delusional Popular Belief in College

Partying One of my favorite books of all time is Zero to One by Peter Thiel. In his book, Peter Thiel says if you can identify a delusional popular belief, you can find what lies hidden behind it: the contrarian truth. The delusional popular belief I identified in college is that college is all about…

Politics: A Millennial Movement

Time to Unify The 2016 Presidential election was unlike any election we’ve ever seen as a country. If it proved one thing, it’s that the American people are tired of the establishment; the people want political outsiders. One word resonated for me above all others: change. The American invention of voter-based political parties started in…