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CU Buffs Win Predicts a Successful Season

September 10th, 2019

The Buffs slaughtered Nebraska this past weekend in a 34-31 overtime comeback victory. First year head coach Mel Tucker said he wasn’t afraid his team wouldn’t win, even when they were behind by more than 17 points. “These are long games now. There’s no need to get nervous, you just want to play the next play.” The team has been hard at work since the summer, and Tucker expected Nebraska to have a difficult second half due to the high altitude at Folsom Field. Wide receiver K.D. Nixon said, “I don’t think nobody outside this football team could play with the... Read More

Who Would Win In A Fight?

August 30th, 2019

The Rocky Mountain Showdown has notoriously brought out the worst (or best) of the rivalry between CU and CSU. Each year, the Rams and Buffs compete not only on the field but off the field, too. Students wear their schools gear, talk mad sh** to each other, and pray that their team wins. This year, the CSU mascot Cam the Ram died before making it to Sports Authority Field. Some think that his death was a bad omen, causing the Ram’s to lose the game, while others believe that Cam sacrificed himself for the sins of the CSU kicker. Either way though, the Buffs came out on top this year. The... Read More

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

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

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

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 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

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

Avery Brewing and CU Buffs Join Forces with ‘Stampede’ Lager

August 14th, 2019

Avery Brewing is honoring CU Buffs with a new lager devoted to the school, appropriately named “Stampede.” Adam Avery, Avery Brewing company founder, said in a statement, “Boulder  is my home, and I’ve been rooting for the Buffs since becoming a Coloradoan 35 years ago. It’s a dream come true to partner with such a great university. I’m surrounded by CU grads here at the brewery who are just as psyched as I am about this beer! Let’s go Buffs!” Avery described the beer, saying,  “At 4.5% (alcohol by volume), Stampede will be a welcome, easy-drinking choice at... Read More

Three Places to Visit on the CU Boulder Campus

August 7th, 2019
Places to Visit on the CU Boulder Campus

It would be nearly impossible to deny the immense size of CU Boulder. The university, which boasts a student population of just over 33,000, can be overwhelming for a new student. It will inevitably take a new student a few days to become truly acquainted with the campus. Yet the daunting nature of CU Boulder is not limited to new students alone. Becoming disorientated with the campus is something that even experienced students can face. As someone who is entering her second year at the campus, there are places and buildings on the campus that even I have not set foot in. For this upcoming fall... Read More

Be Involved

September 5th, 2018
Be Involved

Coming back to school from a summer off can be profoundly souring, it may feel as though a student will be taking tests and writing essays for the rest of their life. One of the most significant mistakes I’ve found that a student can make is to overly involve themselves in grades and academia while neglecting the other aspects of college life. Now, for my sake, please do not mistake this as me telling you not to try and do well in classes. However, just like everything in life, there must be a balance. There are many ways to create this balance, but a personal favorite of mine is the social... Read More

The Injustice of Boulder Student Apartments

August 29th, 2018
off campus living

Apartment living in Boulder is ridiculously expensive, deterring many from moving to the area. For a student taking classes and likely working a minimum wage job to earn a little extra cash, Boulder housing can be almost impossible to afford. This is why I am blown away by the fact that much of the student off-campus apartment options in Boulder are some of the most upsetting rip-offs imaginable. When I transferred to Boulder from a college in Missouri, it was relatively late in the summer, and housing choices were limited. However, much to my delight, I managed to secure a room at one of the most... Read More

To Move or Not to Move; Debating a Student’s Dilemma

August 22nd, 2018
College life_Pros and Cons to moving out

Where to live can be one of the most challenging aspects of student life to figure out; this goes double for living in Boulder, where the housing costs are outrageously high. If a student has the option of living at home with family or moving out and renting a place of their own, it can seem almost impossible to decide which course of action to take. There are benefits and disadvantages to both sides of the issue, and a student should genuinely consider what they want before making this choice. One of the best ways I’ve found of making a decision of this significance is to lay out the options... Read More

Between Ballet and Reality TV: Finding a Middle Ground

August 8th, 2018
College Life: cringe-culture vs culture vs. hobbies

One of the stereotypes about college students is their lack of interest, or lack of understanding of what the older generation consider to be culture. Students as a whole have garnered the reputation for sitting at home on their phone instead of going to art galleries or seeing the ballet. As a young person growing up in a dull town in Missouri, I was desperate to be set apart from this cliché. I worked to purposely dislike anything popular, anything that my teachers would have looked down on. If my classmates enjoyed it, I made sure I scoffed and got back to reading Pride and Prejudice. Now,... Read More

Staying Healthy in Your 20’s

January 12th, 2018

Photo credit: Rand Corporation I was on Facebook today, scrolling through my newsfeed waiting for my next class to start when I came across a New York Times article by Tara Parker-Pope titled, “The 8 Health Habits Experts Say You Need in Your 20’s.” Though I consider myself to be a healthy person, I am in my twenties so it intrigued me to see if I do any of the habits that it mentions. The first question in the article asks something like, “if you had one piece of health advice for people in their 20’s what would it be?” Before reading on, the answer that I came up with was to drink... Read More

CU Standing Up for What’s Right

January 1st, 2018

Photo Credit: Buffs for Reproductive Justice There are two things that happened on CU’s campus that I would like to bring attention to. The first is that Chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano didn’t change campus policy in regards to the White House guidance on transgender rights. In his announcement, he said, “First, I want to state unequivocally that we welcome, support and respect our transgender community and are here to engage you as a vital member of the CU Boulder community. All members of the CU Boulder community deserve to feel welcome, safe and respected.” He then went on to say though... Read More

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop

July 27th, 2017

  The Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop gives dancers the chance to train with a professional company as well as work with some of Boulder’s best dance teachers. The youngest dancers in the workshop are fifteen, but most are college age or older. This is not a beginning level workshop. The classes are geared towards pre-professional dancers, but as long as a dancer has had a few years of technical training, the classes should be manageable. The 2017 workshop takes place on CU Boulder’s campus from July 24th– August 5th and people from all over the country to take ballet, modern, hip-hop,... 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