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Spring Break!

March 24th, 2017

Photo credit: theclbridge.com It’s finally spring break! As a senior, it’s sad to think about how this will be my last spring break with my best friends without having any responsibilities. A group of us are going to Las Vegas for the first time which is really exciting now that we are all 21. However, majority of CU students are going to Mexico, one of the more popular spring break locations. For those of you who do not live in student housing, I’ve put together a check list to make sure you are completely prepared for this week long vacation. Make sure all your windows and doors are locked. Make... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 24th, 2017

Katherine Bennett grew up in Boulder, and loved it so much that she decided to attend college at CU as well. A true Boulderite, Katherine loves all things about the mountains. The hiking, skiing, biking, and attending concerts at her favorite venue, Red Rocks, are just a few of the reasons Katherine has stuck around. “I never saw any reason to leave. We live in the best place in the world!” We know how you feel Katherine!  Read More

Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017

March 24th, 2017

It’s been an exciting week of events and deals in the craft brewing community here in Boulder and Colorado Craft Beer Week 2017 will be closing with a bang tomorrow at Collaboration Fest in Denver. To be sure, many of our favorite Boulder breweries will have unique brews made in collaboration with breweries from all over the state being tapped at Collaboration Fest. But if you won’t be able to attend, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the Craft Beer Week goodness going on tonight and tomorrow. While there is an array of events and specials in honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week,... Read More

Pearl Street’s Past– The Turbulent History of Pearl Street

March 23rd, 2017

Pearl Street Mall—an iconic Boulder location where you can find all of your fjallraven or Patagonia branded outdoor needs, an espresso at one of the many coffee shops studded throughout the streets, or CU buff paraphernalia at one of the Campus Stores. Pearl Street is the lively epicenter of Boulder, drawing locals and tourists alike to get a taste of authentic Boulder. Pearl Street was first established in the 1860’s and thought to be named after one of the founder’s wives. Boulder began as a supply town for goldseekers, and the mall was first constructed due to a need for shops and provisions... Read More

Allergy Fighting Foods

March 22nd, 2017

Higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have led to more potent pollen. Warmer temperatures have led to earlier springs and longer allergy seasons. If you suffer from spring allergies, that means a longer period of time being just plain miserable. The good news is that natural allergy relief is as close as your local grocery store. Foods rich in vitamin C and folic acid help reduce the inflammation associated with allergic reactions. Chocolate. If you have a sweet tooth, you’re gonna love this! Cocoa has been found to have some anti-allergy properties by reducing the body’s ability... Read More

Pearl Street’s Rocket Fizz: Your Golden Ticket to Wonka in America’s Healthiest City

March 22nd, 2017

In the health-conscious city of Boulder, Rocket Fizz, the soda pop and candy shop located in the heart of Pearl Street Mall, acts as a respite for the sugar-cravers and diet-cheats. To the window shopping pedestrian, the store is unmistakable. From the street, a life-sized Spiderman sculpture beckons you into the store, his wrists poised to shoot webbing at any moment. The large window front hints at the kitsch inside, displaying cardboard cutouts of pop culture figures and retro posters. But the most luring feature is by far the variety of candy and soda inside. The store’s interior is nothing... Read More

Highway

March 20th, 2017

Last December, I arrived in Boulder on a wet and frosted night, the cold a stark contrast to the sedate warmth of Hawaiian winters that I was leaving. My arrival was a sigh, the slow release of pressure built up over several years of constant wandering, and the beginning of a spiritual and emotional convalescence that was a lifetime in the making. In fifteen months, the farthest I have been from this city is only a handful of hours by highway, a true reversal of my constant motion. I have been moored on dry ground, this landlocked state a haven from life’s fervently rocking seas. Boulder and... Read More

Stockholm Syndrome is So Romantic

March 19th, 2017

I hope you’re all sitting comfortably because I’m about to lay some righteous science on you. Ready? Disney loves money. They like art and respect the occasional creation of a timeless classic, but more than anything, the House of Mouse loves the Benjamins. Even back in the day, they knew the massive value of their IP’s. That’s why every few years, you might see a theatrical re-release of Pinocchio. After home video and DVD blew up, Disney branched out. They sunk millions into lavish Broadway productions, thousands into terrible direct-to-video sequels, TV series,... Read More

Events you need to put on your calender

March 19th, 2017

It may be hard to believe there’s only two weeks left in March, although it has been feeling a lot like spring already. In the spirit of the changing season, here are three fresh events for the upcoming week.   Starting off on Tuesday the 21st from 6:30-8:30 is the Courage Club: Relationship addition.  This event, as the name suggests, focuses on improving a relationship in your life, but not just romantic ones.  They will help with relationships of all kinds, such as roommates, family, co-workers, and purely social ones.  This Club will teach you about how fear may be affecting you in... Read More

Get Outside!

March 17th, 2017

Photo Credit: report.az Can you believe the warm weather we’ve been having?! It seems like we were in winter, skipped spring and just jumped to summer. If you’re used to living in Boulder, you know that around this time of year the warm weather isn’t that unusual. It also wouldn’t be unusual if it was 80 degrees one day and then a blizzard the next day. I’m happy that I don’t live on the East Coast because it’s getting a couple feet of snow and now that we are closer to summer, that just sounds brutal. We’ve been blessed with a mild winter this year; of course we do live in Colorado... Read More

St. Paddy’s Day is for Beer Drinking

March 17th, 2017

The day has finally arrived! The day that we beer drinkers look forward to all year long. The day that everyone can come together in a sea of green and sing odes to the old country (even if they have only seen pictures of the Cliffs of Moher). This St. Patrick’s Day, don your most festive Irish green getup and, after finishing your annual green Coors Light, check out one of the many events happening today featuring beers from local breweries all over Boulder. To give us an idea of where to start, I looked in a few of them. To start the evening off, head over the Avery Brewing for their St. Paddy’s... Read More

Coffee Nation

March 16th, 2017

Coffee; the sweet, dark ambrosia that keeps us going throughout the day. In recent years, coffee has become a phenomenon that has seen the proliferation of Starbucks on seemingly every busy street corner, and Boulder has been no exception. However, luckily enough, Boulder possesses it’s more eclectic, independent coffee shops that have proven to be more popular hotspots for locals.           First, a brief history of coffee: Coffee drinking is thought to date back to the 15th Century in Ethiopia. Legend goes that a healer was exiled from his city and sent to live in... Read More

Spring Calls for A Change of Habit

March 15th, 2017

Even though spring in Colorado typically involves snow, it seems this spring will be warmer, earlier.  March is usually the snowiest month in Colorado and yet, here we are, halfway through the month with no snow.  As the longer, warmer days of spring unfold, you may still be feeling the heaviness of winter.  Since we spend more time indoors in the winter, coupled with less time moving and often more time eating, it is common to feel a little sluggish, sleepy, and possibly a few pounds heavier.  To energize yourself and prepare for the season ahead,  make some adjustments to your current routine.   Eat... Read More

4 Reasons Why The Joint is the Best Chiropractor in Boulder

March 15th, 2017

In an athletic town like Boulder, access to quality chiropractic care is a must. A good chiropractor relieved back and neck pain, protects the delicate central nervous system and can increase athletic performance. If you’ve ever gone to a good chiropractor, you know how good you feel after an adjustment. And, if you’ve ever gone to a bad chiropractor, you know the sting of paying a high copay for mediocre care. The Joint is an award winning, inclusive chiropractic center with a mission to improve your quality of life through routine and affordable care. My partner and I visited The Joint for... Read More

Horizon

March 13th, 2017

I can feel my bones hardening, a stolid ache of the marrow like monoliths being built under the skin. I have spilled more blood in the last five months than life ever taught me was even mine to spill. The flesh of my lip split into ribbons is the prettiest pink, I see, soft and newborn and a flower springing out amidst decay, as I stand in the mirror in true form, a landscape of gashes like canyon walls viewed by vultures. If the sun is not out to pull me from roots, then into the soil I sink. And my yawns are continents shifting, the groans of plates brushing shoulders and oiled by dust. There... Read More

All Hail the King

March 12th, 2017

Sometimes a giant ape is just a giant ape. Sometimes not. If you’re a filmmaker, the trick to making a memorable creature feature is to make sure your message doesn’t overwhelm your entertainment value. Yes, you can read 1933’s King Kong as a screed about the racist fear of black sexuality. Yes, you can also read 1954’s Godzilla as Japan grappling with their anxiety over nuclear power. But you can also read those two movies as being about: A giant gorilla killing people and wrecking stuff. An atomic lizard killing people and wrecking stuff. Hey, if you’re looking... Read More

Post daylight savings Events

March 12th, 2017

Most of us are probably still recovering from daylight savings, but that’s no excuse to skip out on the events coming up this week.  If anything, why not let these events get you back into your regular routine? On March 14th at 7:30pm, the Boulder Bookstore is hosting author Daniel Pinchbeck to speak about his book.  Titled “How Soon is Now?” his book looks at what he calls an ecological mega-crises on Earth.  Actions taken now may determine what kind of world and lives future generations have.  Pinchbeck, a futurist and philosopher, wrote his book as a social guide to avoid this crises.... Read More

St. Patty’s Day Fun

March 11th, 2017

Next Friday is St. Patty’s Day and CU students love to go all out. It’s a day where you can guarantee that people will start drinking in the morning and keep it going until night. Students will either skip class or go to class drunk, but hey it’s a day of celebration and you only live once right? However, this is a day where students, especially ones under the age of 21 should be extra careful with their partying. The Boulder Police are planning to step up their enforcement, and one of the most common offenses over St. Patty’s weekend is minors in possession of alcohol and marijuana. St.... Read More

Trying Upslope’s Newest Classic

March 10th, 2017

The other day, I was strolling along in the liquor store, gazing through the doors of the beer fridge, and taking on the task of deciding which beer I wanted to sip on. With all of the new options that seem to pop up every week, I was drawn to the Upslope selection for their classic Pale Ale. Yet, those white cans with their maroon stripes and label were nowhere to be found. In their place was Upslope’s newest addition to their year-round offerings: the Citra Pale Ale. To earn that place in the Upslope family of beers, I figured it had to be worth a try. I was not disappointed. Self-described... Read More

Pitch, Yaw, and Roll– The Crazy Jargon of Virtual Reality

March 9th, 2017

      Last week’s blog on the history of movies filmed in Colorado got me thinking about the evolution of television: how we went from theater and plays, to black and white silent shows, to full blown color and sound effects. Now, we have entered a new era of virtual reality and augmented reality, whereupon putting on some oversized goggles allows us to be immersed fully in a movie or game, becoming actively part of the films we used to passively watch. How VR works Virtual Reality’s goal is total immersion—to trick your brain into believing that what you are seeing is real. Different... Read More

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