Semester 42: First Weeks on Campus!

This week Luis Guillermo Benites visited HMI to give a talk to the students about the extreme mountaineering adventures he has been on in his life. He explained the immense amount of work that it took to accomplish a goal of summiting the famed Seven Peaks, the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Alongside this accomplishment he also formed a career out of his childhood dream of becoming a professional mountaineering guide. In order to achieve this goal, he had to conquer his extreme allergies and asthma, that for the beginning years of his life, limited his exposure to the outdoors. He inspired the students of HMI to be very conscious of the goals that we create for ourselves and refrain from abandoning them, to keep pushing ourselves and moving toward our ambitions.

After returning from expedition two weeks ago, our academic routine has begun to feel normal as we delve into many different interesting subjects and assignments in each of our classes. We are learning about different forms of education and the writing American History in our History class, focusing on the flaws and biases in each of the systems. Our math classes are unique from the courses at our sending schools, but many of us are practicing working together in small groups to solve complex problems relating to our math curriculum at home. In English we are reading Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko, who touches on the Laguna Pueblo culture and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans. We also just finished our analytical essay on the literary devices in a passage from Red by Terry Tempest Williams in our English class. Practice and Principals is focusing on discussing and hearing different viewpoints regarding what humans relationship with nature should be and how we achieve this. Those who take Spanish learned the song “Vivir Mi Vida” by Marc Anthony, covered different grammar tenses, and wrote a short essay about a memorable moment from expedition. In our Natural Science course that focuses on ecology, we learned about why we have winter and different weather patterns. One very interesting thing that we learned and practiced this week took place in science class when we learned the different causes for why it snowed the previous night in Leadville and then we practiced explaining it by acting as meteorologist and presenting to the class.

This weekend was very fun because HMI got to participate in the Leadville Loppet on Saturday! Students and faculty either participated in the Loppet by cross country skiing a 10k (or 22k for some faculty) or helped to run aid stations. The race started off with blizzard-like conditions for the first mile, and many of us found ourselves questioning whether or not we would be able to finish the race. Luckily, it got much better after the first mile; seeing our classmates cheering us on and giving us snacks and Gatorade at the halfway mark definitely boosted our morale. Besides our large numbers of people, we also made sure HMI was strongly represented with our enthusiastic cheers and silly costumes. We all had an amazing time in the race, whether it was our first time skiing, or one hundredth. Once we all crossed the finish line, we went to the CMC gym for awards and lunch. There was lots of laughing and sharing of our race experiences as we ate soups and listened to the award ceremony. We were well represented during the awards ceremony — the top 3 girls in our age range were all from HMI, as well as 2 out of the top 3 for the boys. On Sunday, we had classes in order to make up for the school that we did not have on Saturday. Despite the fact that it made our usual 6 day school week one day longer, people did not complain because we were all so grateful that we got to race on Saturday. The Leadville Loppet was an incredible and bonding experience, one we definitely will not forget!

This week on campus was alive with discussion about our community and how we’ve integrated over the course of the first month of our semester together. On Monday, during flex block, we all met in Stuen Hall to voice our “pluses and deltas,” or positives and areas for improvement, regarding our language, inclusivity, and overall group dynamic. The conversation was student-led, which facilitated a powerful and productive conversation about communicating more often and more effectively with one another. We established group norms like respecting peoples’ identities and backgrounds in an effort to create a more accepting community, as well as being receptive to feedback from peers.

Individual cabins have also been having conversations about group dynamic on a smaller scale. We are dividing up tasks like chopping wood, shoveling the pathways, and keeping the fire going on a nightly basis. In Cabin One, there are three birthdays this week and we’ve been planning festivities and lots of chocolate! The community is also buzzing with excitement about Ski Week, when we all learn how to telemark ski for our second exped, which is rapidly approaching. In the meantime, we have been spending time on the rock wall, doing yoga in Stuen, and catching up on reading for English.

are male enhancement pills safe pills for sex last longer viagro male enhancement pills do liquoir penis pills work gigalo male enhancement pills the best enhanced pills in the market for ed titanium male enhancement pills does gas station sex pills work sex on extacy pills best penis girth and hardness pills sex pills uk penis big pills how to get a bigger penis video what is the best male enhancement pills testosterone booster erectile dysfunction pills best otc erectile dysfunction pills overseas online pills for erectile dysfunction wholesale male sex enhancement pills penis growth pills review how to get a bigger penis no bs please teva ed pills pills to enlarge my penis should you eat ed pills on an empty stomach how to last longer with vaginal sex how to naturally make your dick bigger male sex pills cvs how to make your 4 inch dick bigger wolf erection pills

best appetite and weight loss prescription pills where to buy garcinia cambogia diet pills nrg pills weight loss reviews travis stork lose your belly fat drs that prescribe weight loss pills in duarte ca weight loss pills bodybuilding birth control pills with weight loss psoriasis medication weight loss molly hopkins weight loss slim fit usa diet pills ky duyen walmart keto pills boise depression pills with weight loss keto shark tank pills reviews weight loss pills faulty communication lida diet pills original thermal heat weight loss pills what stores sell apidexin diet pills top weight loss pills reviews beat workout to lose weight fast good diet lose weight fast lose weight fast guide strong prescription diet pills are weight loss drugs fds approved weight loss pills with acai berry diet pills for fat belly menopause weight loss supplements home workout to lose belly fat best fat burner appetite suppressant 2022

lifestyle medicine diabetes protocol what happensbif you dont take your diabetes pills diabetes medicine after covid vaccine diabetic meds that make you lose your hair marie napoli lawsuit diabetes medicine diabetes medication newly generic type 2 diabetes medications for truck drivers new type 2 diabetes medications 2022 diabetes medication renal function can type 1 diabetes be cured with diet diabetes medication lantern free diabetic supplies and medicine list of oral diabetes meds type 2 diabetes medication sglt2 eco plus met diabetic medications type 2 diabetes medications with antidepressants cvs medication fax form diabetic test strips valerian root and diabetic meds list diabetic meds that cause yeast infection diabetes medicine tos best way to get blood sugar down keto diabetes reducing medication what helps to bring blood sugar down what drugs do we use for type 1 diabetes how to bring my blood sugar down fast diabetes pill or insulin can you cure type 2 diabetes with weight loss usmle diabetes drugs

chill cbd gummies review 400x gummies cbd watermelon were can i find cbd gummies in smyrna high tech cbd gummies reviews cbd living vegan gummies cbd gummy headache how to make your own cbd gummies teaser pleaser cbd gummies for kids wisconsin are cbd gummies the same as thc gummies can cbd gummies improve copd cbd pure herbal gummies reviews king of chill cbd gummies pirest cbd gummies royal cbd oil or gummies can cbd gummies help with alcohol cravings gummy drops cbd bio essential cbd gummies cbd hemp gummy cbd gummies dementia leaf cbd gummies cbd gummies 10 x 30 mg cbd gummies frogs 100mg cbd gummy bears for smoking information on cbd gummies cbd isolate gummy bears can toddlers eat cbd gummies gummy with cbd texas green mountain cbd gummies 300 mg

valerian root and blood pressure meds blood pressure medicine bloody nose blood pressure medications mezoprolowl medicine for low blood pressure and nosebleeds extended release blood pressure medications medicine to reduce diastolic blood pressure high blood pressure medication nameon safe high blood pressure meds high blood pressure medication matroset blood pressure combination pills blood pressure medication losartin blood pressure medication to take with viagra blood pressure medication used with a fib medicine that can make your blood pressure high pain medication to use with high blood pressure blood pressure medication similar to valsartan health risk of taking blood pressure medication which blood pressure meds are anticholinergic blood pressure meds that cause drowsiness blood pressure medicine law suit take blood pressure meds with cmp prescribed medicine for blood pressure sodium salt pills and blood pressure popot and blood pressure medication otc drugs with low blood pressure side affect does high blood pressure medicine work drugs to lower diastolic blood pressure apple cider vinegar high blood pressure meds