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Thriving and Surviving your first CU party

August 25th, 2019

As an incoming freshman, you’re going to hear a bunch of different things about the college party scene, some may be true and some may not. As a freshman, you should definitely go to at least one party to decide if you like going out or not. Partying is not for everyone, but you owe it to your social self to try it at least once. When I was a freshman, my roommate and I were wondering how you even hear about parties. She came back one day and said that someone told her to just wonder on the hill and walk into any party you hear/see. To me, that was super intimidating because I didn’t know... Read More

Good News Colorado

August 25th, 2019

12 Colorado Schools Make Forbes’ Top Colleges List Watch the “Great Mattress Migration of 2019” The Final Week of Summer Bear Attempts to Move in to CU Boulder Dorms New Quirky Millennial Comedy “That’s So Boulder!”    Read More

Let the Games Begin

August 25th, 2019

Everyone should spend a little time working in either the food industry, retail, or customer service. More than any other profession, you’ll witness some of the best and worst aspects of human behavior. When your job is to serve food or handle phone calls, you’ll see moments of towering generosity, unimaginable pettiness, and everything in between. I’ve been there. I spent over ten years trapped in a cubicle, armed with nothing more than a phone, a disinterested managerial team, and a substandard personal computer. My job was to be an abuse sponge, soaking up invective from people who really... Read More

Here’s to getting ahead in your Freshman year

August 24th, 2019

Hey incoming freshman! There are only a couple more weeks until the start of your freshman year aka one of the most exciting years of your life! Oh how I wish I was a freshman again, there would be so many things that I would do over, and so many things I wish I could have done. With that being said, here is a list of seven things you should definitely know before starting the year. When you make your schedule whatever you do, do NOT give yourself an 8 am class. You might be used to getting up early coming out of high school, but trust me you WILL regret it when there is something fun to do the... Read More

New Quirky Millennial Comedy “That’s So Boulder!”

August 23rd, 2019

Ah, Boulder. The city so renowned for its quirkiness that the name itself has become an adjective. GCM Media and J2 Media are looking to capitalize on said quirkiness with a new TV show based on the city called That’s So Boulder! (yes, with the exclamation point and all…) The show highlights a group of quirky friends in Boulder (have I said quirky already? I really wanted to emphasize quirky) who are the most stereotyped stereotypes of Boulder rich kid millennials who are incapable of “adulting” and are being cut off from daddy’s trust fund. Characters of the show... Read More

It’s the end of summer…or is it?

August 23rd, 2019

School may be starting in a few days, but that doesn’t mean your summer has to come to a halt. Summer doesn’t technically end until September 21st, which means you still have a month of sunny skies, and warm weather. You now just have to share some of the time in your day with classes and homework. A couple of suggestions of some fun things you can still do even when school starts are going on hikes, hanging out on pearl street, checking out live music at the Fox, Boulder theater, or Red Rocks, swimming in the creek, camping on the weekends, and dartying (day-partying) with your friends. Hiking... Read More

Five Broncos That Need to Stay Healthy

August 23rd, 2019

After watching last Monday’s preseason game between the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers, three things became quite apparent: our starting defense looks pretty good, our starting offense needs a little work, and the team lacks some serious depth. Preseason football is basically meaningless, as most coaches only play their starting units for a handful of series, fearful of injuries that could derail the regular season. Which got me to thinking as the 49ers steamrolled through Denver’s backups in the second half.  Who can the Broncos least afford to get injured this season? Joe Flacco... Read More

5 Events in Boulder this Weekend

August 23rd, 2019

1. Boulder Craft Beer Festival at North Boulder Park 08/24 1 pm to 5 pm The 6th annual Boulder Craft Beer Festival is a tasting festival of craft beers from Boulder County and beyond to sample Colorado beers. The festival includes live music, games, and food for purchase. General Admission tickets are $35 in advance, VIP tickets are $50 in advance, and Designated Driver tickets are $10 and available for online purchase only. 2. Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival at Omni Interlocken Resort 08/24 12 pm This festival is a host to high-end products such as premium cigars, hand crafted brews, unique wine... Read More

Bear Attempts to Move in to CU Boulder Dorms

August 22nd, 2019

Just a few days ago, wildlife officers euthanized a bear they found and cornered on campus at CU Boulder. It seems this was not the only bear in the area though, as another one meandered onto campus again yesterday during freshman move-in day. Cortez Patterson was working on campus, taking a lunch break, when he saw a bear a mere feet away from him. “Didn’t know where I was going to run, but my first instincts was just not to sit there, you know,” Patterson said. “You hear about all the bear encounters and some of the bad situations that can go down like that, so my first instinct was to... Read More

6 Things That Make CU Alumni Nostalgic

August 22nd, 2019

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

The Beginnings of Boulder

August 22nd, 2019

The story of Boulder, Colorado begins roughly 300 million years ago when our iconic Flatirons formed the seabed of the ocean that covered the better part of the North American continent. This sea, the Western Interior Seaway, ate away at the sandstone beneath it until it began to resemble the shape of the Flatirons we all know and love. It was not until about 40 million years ago that the Flatirons shifted into their present position when the Rocky Mountains were created, becoming part of the “Fountain Formation.” This formation includes other spectacular Colorado landmarks including the Red... Read More

Five Facts About Low Testosterone

August 22nd, 2019

I’m going to talk about a subject may be uncomfortable for some… low testosterone. Testosterone is a sex hormone that belongs to a class of male hormones called androgens.  The National Institutes of Health regards testosterone as the most important male hormone, but women also produce testosterone at lower levels. For men, testosterone is produced mainly in the testes, with a small amount made in the adrenal glands. Women, on the other hand, produce testosterone in the ovaries and adrenal glands. Low testosterone affects both men and women, although each is affected differently. For men,... Read More

The Final Week of Summer

August 21st, 2019

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. You’ll be leaving home for the first time in a just a few weeks, which, for many, will be one of the biggest and best steps of your life. In the beginning of your freshman year, it is important to be as unreserved and as open to... Read More

On Making the Leap: Tips for Being a New Student in Boulder  

August 20th, 2019
new student tips for CU Boulder

The transition into college can be difficult to negotiate, especially coming from Springfield, Missouri to Boulder, Colorado. It would be difficult to imagine two places so opposite to each other. While Boulder may not seem like a big place to everyone; especially when one considers that my hometown of Springfield contains a larger population than Boulder, it was a significant change of pace. So, why does Boulder seem like a colossus compared to Springfield? Perhaps it is because Springfield is such a quiet place, earning the nickname, “the Queen of the Ozarks,” from many of the locals. There... Read More

Harmful Algae in Boulder Waters

August 20th, 2019

City of Boulder is warning residents to keep children and animals away from harmful blue-green algae that has been spotted in Wonderland Lake and Thunderbird Lake. This means that there is no swimming, wading, boating, or animals allowed in this water. Fishing is still allowed, but city officials warn that any fish caught should be thoroughly cleaned and guts should be discarded of. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, grow during the summer in slow-moving lakes or ponds. Some cyanobacteria species can produce cyanotoxins during algal blooms which can be harmful at elevated levels if... Read More

Watch the “Great Mattress Migration of 2019”

August 20th, 2019

Mattresses that were set up for a movie night in Colorado were suddenly taken away by a strong wind shortly before a storm. Video footage shows that some of the mattresses were blown into a nearby outdoor pool. Robert Manes, who shot the video, told the Denver Post, “Although we felt really bad for the event people, we thought it was absolutely hilarious.” The scene lasted for more than 30 minutes and approximately 100 mattresses flew away during the migration.  Read More

A Brief History of CU Boulder

August 20th, 2019

Boulder’s first schoolhouse opened in 1860, but it was far from the last school to be built here! The University of Colorado in Boulder was established in the early 1870s when the Colorado territorial legislature made an amendment to the constitution that provided money for three universities. CU was, of course, one. The other two were the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and the Colorado Agricultural College in Fort Collins, both of which still exist today. But at first, there was some debate about exactly where to put the new university. Two cities were competing for it: Boulder and Cañon... Read More

Motivational Monday

August 19th, 2019

What a difference a space makes I write this from my new digs, and I realize that options are a beautiful thing. Options. The will to choose one, some, or none, is an elemental gift to humans. In the Waldorf tradition, and the Native American tradition, two ways of life that make sense to me, I feel the primordial satisfaction when I honor the elements of nature and human beings. You know how good it feels to garden, to drink tea in the morning sun, to watch children run in a yard, or to camp by a river. Add the element of choice, of all the options you could do, and life seems like a blessing. Motivation... Read More

Top 5 Events in Boulder for the Week of 08/19

August 19th, 2019

1. The Improv Show at the Fringe Festival 08/21 6 pm to 9 pm See amazing Boulder-based improv teams perform on the spot at the Boulder International Fringe Festival performing based on your suggestions.The improv show is presented by the Boulder Improv Collective which also hosts classes, weekend workshops, and performances. 2. The California Honeydrops at Chautauqua Auditorium 08/22 Doors: 6:3o pm show: 7:30 pm   The California Honeydrops are celebrating their 11th year together with their latest album, Honeydrops Live 2019, following their first ever double album, Call It Home: Vol. 1... Read More

12 Colorado Schools Make Forbes’ Top Colleges List

August 19th, 2019

CU Boulder and Denver, UNC, and DU, are all among Forbes’ list of top colleges in the U.S. for 2019. According to Forbes, the list is based on the top academics, career success and lowest debt. There were 650 schools in the ranking, meaning that only 15% of schools nationwide were included. Colorado schools ranked as such: United States Air Force Academy – 43 Colorado College – 92 Colorado School of Mines – 94 University of Denver – 140 University of Colorado, Boulder – 146 Colorado State University, Fort Collins – 223 Regis University – 298 University... Read More