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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

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. 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

CU Standing Up for What’s Right

March 3rd, 2017

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

Staying Healthy in Your 20’s

February 24th, 2017

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’s LEAF Club

February 17th, 2017

Photo Credit: LEAFclub.org CU prides itself on being one of the few schools in Colorado to take environmental initiatives. One club that is recognized on campus is LEAF club, which stands for Learning and Environmental Awareness Force. The goal of LEAF club is to cover different projects made by students, faculty and administration to push CU’s green footprint forward and farther. This club wants to raise awareness of recycling and how to do it properly which has become an issue that needs to be addressed. CU has begun using compostable materials which is great, but there are not enough receptacles... Read More

Academic Success

February 10th, 2017

Photo Credit: galleryhip.com For those students who are having a hard time staying focused during the academic semester, instead of getting prescribed Adderall, CU is offering workshops on how to achieve academic success for the remainder of the year. I received an email from my advisor outlining these various workshops, and I think it would be useful to share it in my blog. However, these workshops are only being offered from February 13-28th so take advantage of the help if you feel like you are struggling! Procrastination Busters 2/14, Tue 4-5:00 PM Fleming 150 Is procrastination getting in... Read More

Senior Bucket List

February 3rd, 2017

Photo Credit: whyismarko.com I’ve mentioned in my other blogs that I am a senior and that this is my last semester of college. With that being said, my friends and I want to live out our last few months together the best way we can, so we are going to make a bucket list! I’m sure every senior (who isn’t going on to grad school) wants to have the most fun possible as well, so I encourage you all to get together with friends and make a list of some “last-hurrah” opportunities. Here are a couple things on my list: Go to one last Frat party and pretend to be freshmen Do a bar crawl of all... Read More

Women’s March in Denver

January 27th, 2017

Photo Credit: Belladivadance.com Last weekend was a very historical weekend. Friday was the inauguration of President Trump (gag), and Saturday was a woman’s march that became a global event. I unfortunately was unable to attend the march that took place in Denver, but I was definitely there in spirit, and sent some energy to all the women as a collective. The turn out for the march around the world was amazing. In Denver there were 200,000 women who came together, when only 40,000 were predicted. In Los Angeles over 750,000 people participated. Washington DC, there was over 1 million. Globally... Read More

CU is Buzzing with Activities

January 20th, 2017

Photo credit: University of Colorado at Boulder Memorial Center This week was my last first week of my last semester of college. Though that is bitter sweet, I’m not going to let the senioritis set in just yet. There are too many activities happening on campus to even allow me to think about graduation. Some of these activities are: Seeing Laverne Cox speak at Macky Auditorium on January 25th BuffsUnited: An evening of poetry, performance and community art projects. The first 100 students to go to this event will receive a ticket to see Laverne Cox speak Friday Night Film in Chem 140. These... Read More

New Semester, New Fitness

January 13th, 2017

Alright, Christmas break is over and class is going to start again for CU in a few days. If you were like me and told yourself you were going to work out every day of break but didn’t, don’t worry! CU’s rec center is kicking off the Spring semester with FREE fitness classes! These classes will include, but are not limited to: Yoga, Cardio, Glutes, Core and More, Pilates, and Cycling. They are being offered on January 16th to January 22nd, but wait there’s more! Martial arts AND dance classes are also free from January 23rd to January 28th. Make sure you jump on this offer because how often... Read More

Christmas Break!

December 16th, 2016

Finals are over and its almost time for Christmas! This year CU has a slightly longer Christmas vacation than previous years. We have an entire month off this time, we go back to school January 17th. Having a whole month off sounds fab because I hate doing school work and love sleeping in and just hanging out all day. It’s also the last time that I will have this amount of time off to just do nothing before I have to enter the real world at the end of second semester. However, when I think about it, one month is a really long time when you have nothing planned, so I’ll have to keep myself busy.... Read More

Ways to Destress for Finals!

December 10th, 2016

Photo Credit: Tori Bailey It’s finals week and everybody is stressed out. Luckily there are lots of things to do to help with the stress! Go to the gym for an hour Knit (if you’re into that) Watch a holiday movie Get a massage Bake goodies Take a nap, honestly Build a snow man/play in the snow Smoke some weed Have a good cry (scientifically speaking it makes you feel better) Repeatedly tell yourself you are going to be okay and that finals are not the end of the world. This week may feel like the longest week ever, but hang in there it’s almost over!  Read More

The Best Study Spots for Finals

December 2nd, 2016

Finals are almost here, we only have two and a half more weeks until the end of the semester. Where did the time go?? These last two weeks are definitely the most stressful time of the semester because professors love to squeeze in a few more assignments to add to the stress of final tests, papers and projects. Especially the professors that think the world revolves around their class… (it doesn’t). The Norlin Library will be getting very crowded because that seems to be the favorite spot to study. However, there are tons of other places you can go to get some peace and quiet while studying! Humanities... Read More

Lead with Love

November 11th, 2016

This week has been really rough for a lot of people. Actually rough doesn’t quite cut it, this week was more along the lines of heartbreaking, devastating, or even catastrophic. Trump is our new president and there is a lot of uproar about it because it is the outcome that majority of Americans thought would never happen. Up until Tuesday, it was still considered a joke that Trump might win, except now the joke is on us. This might be the biggest mistake that the United States has ever made. This week, as Americans, we let fear win. On Wednesday there was a group of freshman from Boulder High... Read More

Trumpland

November 5th, 2016

Photo Credit: Anthony D’Alessandro This past Tuesday I went and saw the movie Trumpland by Michael Moore, which was played by CU’s International Film Series in Muenzinger auditorium. It’s a film that was very educational that I suggest everyone see before this election is over. What was really cool about this screening is that when it ended, we had a Q & A with Michael Moore who skyped in, and let me just say, for those who don’t know who he is, he is someone to be listened to. This movie can be rented on iTunes, Amazon, and I believe YouTube. Some of the facts that were in the... Read More

Go Vote!

October 28th, 2016

Photo Credit: Lily Lemire People, I cannot stress enough to you how important it is to vote for our next president. Though the two leading candidates have been causing a lot of controversy, confusion, and doubt for our country thus far, abstaining from voting is NOT the answer. Those who are not voting think that it doesn’t matter because they don’t care who wins the election, therefore their vote won’t make a difference. Your vote will absolutely make a difference, please believe that. Voting is not only a right but it is a privilege…a privilege people! We have to wait eighteen years... Read More

Things to do this Fall Season!

October 21st, 2016

Photo Credit: Tori Bailey It’s finally fall! Even though it’s been almost a constant 70 degrees everyday, the fall weather will set in soon. Fall is my favorite season because it means that the holidays are just around the corner. I also love the changing of the leaves on the trees, especially living in Colorado, we don’t know how good we have it. This season comes with a whole different set of activities that are fun for everyone. Some activities that are popular to do include football games, going to see the leaves change, apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hay rides. Not... Read More

Be Creative This Halloween!

October 14th, 2016

Photo credit: Lily Lemire Halloween is quickly approaching and that means there isn’t a whole lot of time left to pull an original costume together. I’m someone who likes to start thinking of costumes in the summer (sounds a little overzealous) but I like to be something that not a lot of other people are going to be. I also like to stay away from costumes that you know will be “popular” due to influential TV shows or movies, etc. during the year. Putting thought into your costume makes the experience of Halloween a lot more fun. My favorite costumes tend to involve puns. Be creative! The... Read More

Commotion on Campus

October 7th, 2016

  Photo credit: UniversityParent.com This past Wednesday, a couple of unfortunate events took place. The first was waking up to an Amber Alert text message saying there was a man with a machete on campus and to act accordingly. I was still in bed so it didn’t really spark a reaction in me. Later, news came that the police had him under control. Again, no reaction from me because I had just assumed the situation would be taken care of. When you aren’t close to the situation at hand, you don’t really question your safety. It turns out that the police had shot and killed the man because... Read More

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