Thursday - August 16, 2018

Articles Written By HanaeReith

 

The Final Month of Summer

July 23rd, 2017

The school year officially begins on August 28th, 2017 for University of Colorado students. That leaves only 36 days left of Summer. Whether you’ve spent the last summer under the sun, in the mountains, or in an office building, you’re likely looking forward to the beginning of the school year and all the fun that it brings. For incoming freshman, this time is equally as exciting as it is scary as you find yourself buying everything you could ever need for your dorm and trying to meet people through the “Class of 2021” Facebook page. You’ll be leaving home for the first time in a just... Read More

5 Mountain Towns Every Buff Should Visit This Summer

July 9th, 2017

The state of Colorado is best known for it’s breathtaking mountains and the ski towns that surround them. With dozens of destinations within a close proximity to Boulder, the summer is the perfect time to drive out and explore these unique cities while the sun is out and the crowds are low. Each Colorado mountain town provides a different experience that you can’t find during the winter. We’ve narrowed down our top five picks for Colorado mountain weekends, whether you’re looking to relax in a hot spring or zip-line near the side of a cliff. Why not take advantage of the 300 days of sunshine... Read More

Getting Ready For The 4th

June 25th, 2017

As Summer flies by and June comes to an end, many of us find ourselves desperately searching for something to do on the Fourth of July. Ever since we were children, the fourth is a celebration of patriotism, family, and fun. We associate the fourth with the smell of burning barbecues, the sound of crackling fireworks and the sight of people crowding beaches and parks clad in red, white, and blue. If you’re stuck in town taking classes, yet you’re used to celebrating back home with relatives or old friends, don’t worry! Boulder County was named one of five of “America’s Best Towns... Read More

CIRES Camp: Understanding Climate Change From The Youth Perspective

June 18th, 2017

CU Boulder is attempting to change the conversation around climate change by inviting young students to showcase their talents on a larger scale. The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado has invited 80 students, ranging in age from middle to high school, to participate in a new program called The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC). The LOCC program consists of multiple, week-long camps throughout the summer season. Working side-by-side in hands-on situations with CU Boulder science mentors, the young students will be given the opportunity... Read More

Boulder Summers On A Budget

June 11th, 2017

When we think of the word “summer”, we are instantly drawn to the memories of running through sprinklers, jumping off diving boards, catching fireflies and walking barefoot on the beach. Summer was once a time of absolute freedom; a time when our biggest concern was the sunburn on our shoulders and the bug bites on our legs. As we’ve grown older, however, the liberation of Summer vacation is more of a fantasy than a reality. Jobs, internships and classes have taken up the time that was once spent blissfully doing nothing. Even though our summers may be busy now, that doesn’t mean we can’t... Read More

New Additions To Campus: Norlin’s Digital Scholarship Center

June 3rd, 2017

CU recently announced the newest addition to Norlin Library: The Center For Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS), set to open this Thursday, June 8. As digital information and analytics become more and more prevalent within academic research practices, CU Boulder recognized the growing need for this addition. The center is designed to aid CU Boulder students as well as faculty to manage and secure their digital data.  “The Center will make it easier to re-use, re-purpose and generally share data across disciplines,” stated Andrew Johnson, the director of research data management for... Read More

Free This Weekend? Head To The Boulder Creek Festival!

May 27th, 2017

Every year, over 500,000 people congregate in Boulder for the much anticipated unofficial start of the summer, the Boulder Creek Festival. The festival, which runs for three days and includes nine separate event areas with over 500 vendors, is often considered one of Boulder County’s favorite and most anticipated events. The Festival showcases a wide range of art and entertainment as well as innovations in lifestyle and technology. On top of it all, the festival includes carnival rides, food vendors and drink vendors. Admission to the festival is free, and what struggling college kid doesn’t... Read More

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

May 20th, 2017

Last Friday, On May 12th, 2017, over 6,400 students sat on Folsom Field under bluebird skies and cheered as they transitioned from CU students to CU alumni. It’s a bittersweet feeling watching the last four years culminate in this one final moment, donning caps and gowns as you hold the hands of your best friends you met in the dorms just four short years ago. You acknowledge how much you’ll miss this place, and there will be days you’ll wish you could come back. But, you also understand that all good things must come to an end, and that as this door closes, a new, scary, amazing one is opening.... Read More