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Touring A Mock Refugee Camp; High School Sports Controversies; What’s A Forensic Sculptor? Art That Blends Mexican Heritage, American Identity

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Refugees face split-second decisions, life-threatening situations and long stints in crowded camps. For a sense of their experience, Colorado Matters toured a mock refugee camp set up in Boulder by international aid group Doctors Without Borders. Then, one local high school coach was fired for forcing a student to do splits, another is accused of moving a student’s car off campus to avoid a drug search. The head of Colorado’s high school athletic association talks about what can be done to avoid problems like that. Plus, a sculptor helps identify unidentified dead people by modeling their skulls to reconstruct what they might have looked like. And, American and Mexican pop culture often appear in the work of artist Tony Ortega, whose work is featured in a new show.