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Outdoor Pic of the Day – Colorado National – CU Golf Teams Home Course

September 29th, 2022

Colorado National is the exclusive golf course of the University of Colorado’s men’s and women’s golf teams. Located just 20 minutes north of Denver, and minutes from Boulder, Thornton, and Broomfield, Colorado National Golf Club (formerly Vista Ridge) is the premier golf course on the front range.  Read More

Top 7 CU Boulder Students Home States

September 29th, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is a public research university located in Boulder, Colorado. It was established in 1876, five months before Colorado became a state, and serves as the flagship of the University of Colorado system. The University has 66.4% White students, 12.5% Hispanic or Latino students, 5.85% Two or More Races students, 5.75% Asian students, 1.73% Black or African American students, 0.211% American Indian or Alaska Native students, and 0.0748% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders students. According to Colorado.edu, here is a list of the top 7 home states of CU... Read More

The CU Celebrity Scene Timeline

September 24th, 2022

CU Boulder is the home to, and birthplace of, many “celebrities”. I use the word celebrity loosely because some of the successful and well-known people who have sprung from the University of Colorado work behind the scenes and not in front of the camera. The list of CU successes is a large one, consisting of scholarly award winners, astronauts, athletes, politicians and journalists. Hundreds and hundreds of alumni are recognized for their outstanding achievements in their various fields. However, I will focus on the alumni who are largely in the public eye and whose names you will likely recognize. Brandon... Read More

FLASHBACK 2014 ~ Faces of Boulder ~ CU Homecoming Weekend

September 2nd, 2022

CU Boulder’s 100th Homecoming game brought Boulder back to its roots and was a day to remember for both CU students, Alumni, and Boulder residents. Everyone in Boulder was reminded this weekend of why Boulder is such a great place to live in through the beautiful 80 degree weather and the great moments that made up this years homecoming weekend. The following images come from Travis Bildahl and Joseph Wirth as they went from party to party on the hill area of Boulder this weekend. Hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed game day!                         Hope... Read More

Why CU Is Better Than CSU (A Comprehensive List)

August 31st, 2022

The long established rivalry between the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State has, and will continue to be, a relevant one. I present an unbiased and comprehensive list as to why, once and for all, CU is on top. Our mascot would win in a fight The view, of course Campus is modeled after Tuscany The city of Boulder itself We have a stadium that is actually on campus CU has a designated college area (the Hill) Popular bands want to stop in Boulder CU is ranked 182nd out of all world universities…CSU is ranked 441st. (top universities.com) You get what you pay for Our parties... Read More

The University of Colorado’s Early History

August 30th, 2022

Before Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and before Colorado became a state in 1876, the area was settled by numerous Native American tribes, predominantly inhabited by the Arapaho. The Arapaho were successful nomadic hunters, expanding their presence through trade, warfare, and alliances with other tribes. They were closely allied with the Cheyenne, which allowed their hunting territory to expand greatly and made them a formidable force. Much of their culture revolved around the idea of a warrior, which included not only skills in combat, but also in keeping peace, and in... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Callie!

August 20th, 2022

Callie has spent the majority of her life in Boulder. Her parents attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her father was on the CU Ski team. Go Buffs! People are her favorite thing about Boulder. Callie is a Twin, a fascinating fact!    Read More

Senior Bucket List – CU Boulder

August 20th, 2022

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

The Secret Life of Mary Rippon ~ First Female Professor at CU Boulder

August 20th, 2022

Most people know the name “Mary Rippon” from the spectacular outdoor theater where the Colorado Shakespeare Festival performs the works of William Shakespeare every summer. But did you know that Mary Rippon was actually the first female professor at CU Boulder? She caught German there between 1878 and 1909, making her not only the first female professor at CU, but one of the first educators to work there as well there as well. Although born in Detroit, Rippon was offered a teaching position in Boulder after she graduated from university herself. Eager to explore the West and its fascinating... Read More

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

August 19th, 2022
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. As a new student, coming to Boulder was challenging. The city may be only moderately sized and quite dense in its geography, but the liveliness and brightness of it cannot be ignored. That, coupled with the... Read More

CU Boulder: 7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know

August 18th, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of only 36 public research universities in the United States that are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization of institutions acknowledged as America’s finest research universities. 1. CU boasts nearly 475,000 living alumni, more than 250,000 of whom call Colorado their home. This means that 52% of alum stay in the Centennial State! 2. CU employs more than 36,000 people. This makes CU Boulder the largest employer in Colorado, with Lockheed Martin following closely behind. 3. CU boasts 19 alumni astronauts from the... Read More

#1 Rated Restaurant Near the University of Colorado is Family Owned

August 17th, 2022

In the neighborhood surrounding the University of Colorado, there are a lot of fantastic restaurants. Students at CU have access to a wide variety of high-quality options from which to choose. Trip Advisor ranked each of these restaurants based on their customers’ most recent reviews, and determined which establishment received the highest overall score. Rincon Argentino received the top score. Rincon Argentino is a family owned business. They make authentic Argentinean empanadas using recipes passed down from generations. Each empanada is created with fresh sautéed ingredients and crafted... Read More

Top 5 Activities Near the University of Colorado

August 15th, 2022

Listed below are the top five most popular activities to do in and near the University of Colorado Boulder campus, as determined by Trip Advisor reviews: 1 – Folsom Field Folsom Field, named for famous University of Colorado Coach Frederick Folsom, first opened its doors for the 1924 season and has been the Buffs’ home ever since. The Buffs will play their home games on the “hilltop” for the 95th consecutive season in 2018. Colorado defeated Regis College 39-0 on October 11, 1924, and the stadium was dedicated. It was CU’s second home game of the season, since the... Read More

Looking Back: CU’s Controversial Buffalo Pool is Officially Open

August 14th, 2022

As a student, I was witness to the Buffalo Pool’s construction over the course of my most recent semester. I stood on the other side of the surrounding chain link fence, hoping that I would one day get to jump into this mystical animal-shaped pool, which was nothing but a mess of dirt and construction equipment when I first saw it. Well, that day has come, and I have finally gotten to see the finalized pool. It’s pretty freakin’ neat. The pool looks fantastic and the many months of construction have clearly paid off. However, it’s no secret that this pool has been the spark... Read More

University of Colorado Facts and Figures

August 11th, 2022

Facts and Figures:  In fall 2020, the total student headcount enrollment among CU’s four campuses was 66,872. CU Boulder, 35,411; UCCS, 11,747; CU Denver, 15,162; the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, 4,522. CU awarded 17,099 degrees in the 2019-20 fiscal year. In fall 2019, CU had 4,150 tenured/tenure track faculty and 4,84 non-tenure track instructors. In fiscal year 2019-20, CU garnered $1.41 billion in sponsored research awards to conduct research in economic sectors critical to the state and nation, including energy, bioscience, aerospace and health care. CU’s operating budget... Read More

5 Mountain Towns Every CU Buff Should Visit This Summer

July 26th, 2022

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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Austin!

July 21st, 2022

Austin is a proud University of Colorado Alumni and a true success story coming out of Boulder, CO. In addition to being a full blown Rock Star with his band Magic Giant, Austin also played football for the University of Colorado Football team. Some say he is a New Age Renaissance man.  Congrats on all your successes Austin! Thanks for making Boulder and the CU Buff family proud!  Read More

Boulder’s Top Ranked Desert Company is Family Owned

June 30th, 2022

Boulder Baked is rated number one for the Best Desert in Boulder, Colorado, according to the most current Yelp reviews. Boulder Baked is a family-owned local Boulder business. they use premium, local and organic ingredients whenever possible. They support their employees and their families by paying a living wage. They use only clean energy. Their mission is to provide high-quality hand-crafted products and quality jobs for our diverse staff. Boulder Baked offers a wide selection of delicious baked goods including gluten-free and vegan options. They are open for delivery, dine-in or take out... Read More

What It Means To Graduate From CU

June 23rd, 2022

Graduation – A word that inflicts both fear and excitement on the students who have achieved it. I admit, the idea of graduation next year does scare me. Having two internships, I fear the 9-5 schedule that I know would weigh down on my soul. I don’t want to move away from Boulder, nor do I want CU to be only a memory. You can’t go to school forever though (although many of my 5th year graduate friends are currently skeeming ways to stay in school). Graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder means many things. You’ve graduated from one of America’s most... Read More

CU Alum Susan Brightbill Strikes Gold in Hollywood with Award-Winning Film SOLD OUT

May 22nd, 2022

“Sold Out” was written by Susan Brightbill. Susan is from Wisconsin and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder as a Political Science major. Susan has been a WGA writer for 15 years, selling scripts to places like Warner Brothers, Fox, Disney, ABC, CBS, Lifetime and Hallmark. Susan is also the recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Media Arts for the year 2021. Shestarted in the music business, then moved into acting and finally found her true passion inwriting. “Sold Out” is a music–based drama about a female talent scout who takes a down–on–his–luckconstruction... Read More