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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

Three Places to Visit on the CU Boulder Campus

August 15th, 2018
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

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

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

August 1st, 2018
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

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

The Final Month of Summer

July 23rd, 2017

The school year officially begins on August 28th, 2017 for University of Colorado students. That leaves only 36 days left of Summer. 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 through the “Class of 2021” Facebook page. You’ll be leaving home for the first time in a just... 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

CIRES Camp: Understanding Climate Change From The Youth Perspective

June 18th, 2017

CU Boulder is attempting to change the conversation around climate change by inviting young students to showcase their talents on a larger scale. The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado has invited 80 students, ranging in age from middle to high school, to participate in a new program called The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC). The LOCC program consists of multiple, week-long camps throughout the summer season. Working side-by-side in hands-on situations with CU Boulder science mentors, the young students will be given the opportunity... Read More

Boulder Summers On A Budget

June 11th, 2017

When we think of the word “summer”, we are instantly drawn to the memories of running through sprinklers, jumping off diving boards, catching fireflies and walking barefoot on the beach. Summer was once a time of absolute freedom; a time when our biggest concern was the sunburn on our shoulders and the bug bites on our legs. As we’ve grown older, however, the liberation of Summer vacation is more of a fantasy than a reality. Jobs, internships and classes have taken up the time that was once spent blissfully doing nothing. Even though our summers may be busy now, that doesn’t mean we can’t... Read More

New Additions To Campus: Norlin’s Digital Scholarship Center

June 3rd, 2017

CU recently announced the newest addition to Norlin Library: The Center For Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS), set to open this Thursday, June 8. As digital information and analytics become more and more prevalent within academic research practices, CU Boulder recognized the growing need for this addition. The center is designed to aid CU Boulder students as well as faculty to manage and secure their digital data.  “The Center will make it easier to re-use, re-purpose and generally share data across disciplines,” stated Andrew Johnson, the director of research data management for... Read More

Free This Weekend? Head To The Boulder Creek Festival!

May 27th, 2017

Every year, over 500,000 people congregate in Boulder for the much anticipated unofficial start of the summer, the Boulder Creek Festival. The festival, which runs for three days and includes nine separate event areas with over 500 vendors, is often considered one of Boulder County’s favorite and most anticipated events. The Festival showcases a wide range of art and entertainment as well as innovations in lifestyle and technology. On top of it all, the festival includes carnival rides, food vendors and drink vendors. Admission to the festival is free, and what struggling college kid doesn’t... Read More

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

May 20th, 2017

Last Friday, On May 12th, 2017, over 6,400 students sat on Folsom Field under bluebird skies and cheered as they transitioned from CU students to CU alumni. It’s a bittersweet feeling watching the last four years culminate in this one final moment, donning caps and gowns as you hold the hands of your best friends you met in the dorms just four short years ago. You acknowledge how much you’ll miss this place, and there will be days you’ll wish you could come back. But, you also understand that all good things must come to an end, and that as this door closes, a new, scary, amazing one is opening.... Read More

Last Month of School–Don’t Stress!

March 31st, 2017

Photo Credit: medicalnewstoday.com Okay CU students, we basically have one month left of school which means it’s time to really buckle down and finish out the year strong! The last month of school is always the most stressful because the remaining work usually consists of assignments that are the most time consuming and most weighted for your GPA. This last stretch is going to feel like you’re not going to have a moment to yourself with everything you need to get done. BUT DON’T STRESS. Don’t stress about finding a job, don’t stress about getting all A’s, don’t stress about being... Read More

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

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