The community at CU Boulder has always prided itself on being connected and coming together in periods of trouble. In truth, I cannot think of a time more critical for the CU Boulder community to come together than for the case of Mikhal “Misha” Solok, who went missing in March and has not been heard of from his friend or family since then. Despite a number of tips which have been given to the police, none of the tips have led to authorities locating Solok.

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CU Boulder is a relatively large campus, with approximately 33,000 to 35,000 students attending from year to year. Being enrolled at CU Boulder may mean becoming lost in the crowd. However, for Solok we all must come together to try to help the proper authorities with their search for Misha.

Although there has been little information given to the public about where Misha might be as of now, the police currently do not believe that there is any clear indication of foul play, as was stated by Scott Pribble, a spokesman for the CU Boulder Police.

As of this time, it may be difficult for those searching online to find very much information about Sokol’s disappearance. What we do know is that Sokol was last heard of from his friends and family on March 14th of this year. Since March 14th, nobody appears to have heard from or seen Sokol. Sokol currently lives at the Stearns West student living facility on Baseline road.

So, what can CU Boulder students and others do to help locate the twenty-year-old Sokol? In cases like this, getting the information out and keeping it current is vital. For those of you who are active on social media, share Sokol’s story and keep his face fresh in public consciousness. Making sure that people know that Sokol is still missing and ensuring that he is continually talked about is incredibly important. If one spreads his picture around, it will help his image to stay current.

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It is also going to be vital that his case is followed. Keep up-to-date on any updates or new leads that are shared with the public. If searches occur, see if you are able to join in to help in looking for him. Unfortunately, because very little information about Sokol’s disappearance has been released to the public, there is in a sense not very much to go off of. So, my advice would be to keep active in what is going on.

I have been a student at CU Boulder for two years now and will begin my senior year next fall. Coming into the university, I never imagined that there could be a community when the school’s population is well over 30,000 students. However, I have discovered that there is a strange form of comradery among those of us who attend or are involved in the school. If it is true that we are a kind of family at CU Boulder, I implore all of us to take an interest in Sokol’s disappearance.

According to sources, Sokol was last seen in a black shirt with the CU Boulder buffalo ‘Buffs’ logo with golden lettering. He was also wearing black pants. If anyone has any information on Sokol, they have been asked to notify CUPD at their number (303) 492-6666. Perhaps the most important thing that one can do when it comes to helping in Sokol’s disappearance is to keep their eyes peeled in looking for him. This is a crucial time for the CU Boulder family to come together for a common cause, and we all must do our best to assist in Sokol’s case.

Taylor Denton is a movie-loving, vegetarian, nerdy student living in Boulder, currently working to complete a degree in English. She was born on March 22nd, 1998, in Springfield, Missouri. She began writing short stories when she was in middle-school, publishing her first poem in a book created by her school. In high school, her love for creative writing expanded and came to life. She has continued to write, which has become her passion in life. She now writes in college from the perspective of a student, working as often as she can to keep her voice active and evolving while she continues to purse her enthusiasm for writing.