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5 Things We DID Win This Election Season

November 13th, 2016

People, this has been a rough couple of months. It was bitter, it was convoluted, it was stressful, and it certainly did not end on a great note. In light of that, let’s take a moment to look at some things that actually DID go well last Tuesday: You can smoke weed in a lot more states now. Recreational marijuana is now legal in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts. Medical marijuana is also now legal in Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota. The passage of these ballot measures means it’s legal to purchase, possess, and consume that Mary Jane, but this privilege is accompanied by establishing... Read More

6 Things You Realize As Soon As You Leave Boulder

September 29th, 2016

It’s a fantastic city, Boulder, but the longer you live here, the more accustomed you’ll become to mountains, sunshine, craft beer, and socially liberal ideas. You run the risk of forgetting that not every city is environmentally conscious and dog-friendly all the time. Here are some things to keep in mind if you leave town: Not everyone is ultra-fit. Boulder has consistently been ranked as one of the fittest cities in the country. It is a hotbed of marathoners, bikers, runners, hikers, skiers, snowboarders, unicyclers, hoola-hoopers, etc. As soon as you get out of town though, you’ll realize... Read More

6 Things That Make CU Alumni Nostalgic

September 25th, 2016

It’s true, college can be the best time of your life. You’re living in the middle of a cultural hub and surrounded by people who know how to have a good time and hate CSU. When it’s all over, here are the things that alumni miss the most: Tailgating. Among the things that CU is good at, winning football games isn’t necessarily up there, but tailgating certainly is. Football games are an all-day event so by 8:30am on Saturday morning, the Hill is popping with music, mimosas, and people getting ready to grill. If you ask around, a lot of students don’t even have tickets to the actual game... Read More

Young Boulderites, Go Vote!

September 12th, 2016

We’re millennials. We haven’t lived through a war fought on our turf. We haven’t rebelled to join a revolution of new-age rock and roll. We haven’t joined an anti-war movement or burned our draft cards. We haven’t picketed for the right to vote and burned our bras. We haven’t experienced segregation first hand. We grew up knowing that we could drive, buy expensive things, go to whatever school we wanted, worship however we wanted, and date whoever we wanted to date. But these are privileges of the most sacred kind. Generations of people that came before us fought... Read More

6 Things You Shouldn’t Forget in Boulder

September 4th, 2016

It’s a town full of adventurers, foodies, and oh-so-trendy college kids. You’ll want to be in the know and prepared for anything. Here’s what you shouldn’t forget when you’re in Boulder: Reusable Bags. These puppies can save your life. Plastic bags are the cancer of environmentally-friendly cities everywhere, so more and more places are passing legislation that imposes 5 or 10-cent fees for having to use plastic or paper bags at the check-out. Plus, if you forget your reusable bags when you’re checking out at Whole Foods or Sprouts or Trader Joe’s, people will... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 12th, 2016

“I left my purse at the Biergarten last night, so I should probably go pick it up later today. My brother found me looking for it in front of the Municipal Building … haha. He is my little angel. At least this breakfast burrito is pretty good. There could be worse mornings, you know?” – Erin  Read More

August in Boulder

August 12th, 2016

August in Boulder means hot summer temperatures, students coming back to school, and summer events beginning to wind down. In order to make the most of these last few weeks of August, here are a couple things to keep in mind: School is starting up again. All month, the Hill has been a hotbed of college students moving out of their old places and into their new ones. Mattresses and couches and toaster ovens are left on the side of the roads like some kind of post-apocalyptic disaster has struck. Classes start up again at CU Boulder on Monday, August 22nd, so be warned. The week of August 22nd will... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 10th, 2016
Miles

“I’m passionate about people. Like, being around people and making others excited and happy. That’s the best, you know? If I’m by myself, it’s awesome, but I think being around people elevates my energy and transforms me.” – Miles Mallory  Read More

Words for an Incoming Freshman

August 7th, 2016
college football

Attending the University of Colorado, Boulder is definitely one of the best decisions you could have made, so congratulations on passing your first test. Your choice is wise and sound. This is where you will spend your next four years … or five or six give or take a couple summer courses. The thing about college is that adults really love to ask you questions and give you vague, over-reaching advice about these next couple years. Truth is, of course it will be the best four years of your life. You are – for the first time – only accountable for yourself. There is no one there to tell you... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 5th, 2016
Meghan

“At the end of August, I’m moving to Pristina, Kosovo. I’ll be working as a high school social studies teacher at the American School of Kosova. Sometimes I have moments of extreme excitement for my upcoming adventures, then I have moments of nervousness, questioning, and anxiety. Like, how do you teach about the Holocaust and genocide to students who have witnessed a genocide? What challenges will I face? How will I adjust to life in Kosovo? I love my Colorado life, but I want to explore elsewhere, too, and learn other histories.” – Megan Lukens  Read More

Boulder Bars: Where to Go & What to Get

July 31st, 2016

The bars in this city are about as diverse as the people that live here, so you have plenty of options when launching into a night out. Aside from well drinks and beers on tap at the usual places, here are a few of the main stops down along Pearl Street that you should be sure to hit: Where: Bohemian Biergarten What to get: the Boot It’s two liters of any beer on tap served in a huge glass shaped like a boot. What could be better? Swing by for a boot on Tuesdays and they’re only $8, or come by on Wednesdays to fuel up before karaoke. The Czech-style bar is authentic, rowdy, and full of men... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 30th, 2016

“Favorite artist? Kendrick Lamar. He says what a lot of other rappers can’t or won’t say because they’re afraid to say anything.” – Kevin Mulligan  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 26th, 2016
Bryce

“I’m stuck in that point between being a man and being a child and I hope it lasts forever. I think I’m just going to sit here, drink a beer, do some laundry, recycle … the usual.” – Bryce  Read More

The Boroughs of Boulder

July 24th, 2016
Boulder Boroughs

A Boulderites guide to navigating Boulder’s neighborhoods … CU Boulder’s Main Campus. Boulder is a college town in the best possible way. The University of Colorado campus is plopped right in the center of town and sprawls for several blocks along Broadway street. Tree-lined walkways, old brick buildings, and the spacious Norlin Quad all make campus a central hub for students and professors alike. The Hill. Directly across from the CU Campus is the area known as “the Hill.” Chock full of restaurants, bars, shops, and rowdy student housing, the hill is a lively place to walk around... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 22nd, 2016
Maddy

“She’s moving to Indianapolis this weekend so I took her out for margs. I figured it’s the least I could do for her after having a friend that puts up with me. I really don’t know what I’m going to do without her here … maybe I’ll just move into her closet in Indiana.” – Giselle Rudnick (with Maddy Feeney at Taco Junky)  Read More

Tube to Work Day: a Friday Commute

July 20th, 2016

Last Friday, for the 9th year in a row, Boulderites from businesses all over town ditched their wheels, picked up their inner tubes, and hopped into Boulder Creek to ride the waves to work. Dressed in everything from a full suit and tie to tight flashy spandex and wacky wigs, tubers gathered along Boulder Creek all morning and plunged into cold water with high spirits and a big smile. It was a sunny day with rushing ice-cold creek water and over 500 people tubing to work … a quintessential Friday in Boulder, Colorado. Tube to Work Day has quickly established itself as a tradition in this town.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 19th, 2016
Paige and Francie

“We saw Sufjan Stevens last night at Red Rocks. It was beautiful. It was magical. His performance was mesmerizing. You couldn’t look away the whole time. Lights, costumes, everything. Life is music and life is love.” – Francie Saunders and Paige Rooney    Read More

7 Things More Common in Boulder Than Anywhere Else

July 18th, 2016

Hula hoopers. Some may simply refer to themselves as “hoopers.” They’re everywhere, usually sporting some kind of flashy clothing, a flower headdress, and whipping a large hula hoop around their waist, their arms, and over their heads set to the tune of some EDM music (which stands for Electric Dance Music … another thing that is very common in Boulder). Anything “Buffalo” themed. Boulder is a college town, so the university is a source of some major pride in this city. CU’s mascot is the famous, 1,400-pounds of raging buffalo affectionately known as Ralphie. This means places all... Read More