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3 Places to Visit on “The Hill”

September 23rd, 2020
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Almost every student at CU Boulder has an opinion about “The Hill,” a very popular section of Boulder with shops and restaurant within walking distance from the university. Many students, including myself, will head over to “The Hill” between classes for a quick bite to eat or to grab a cup of coffee. However, “The Hill” is also infamous for having a wild party scene and being possibly dangerous after dark. Because of this, I cannot responsibly recommend going to ‘The Hill’ at night, especially if you are alone. However, I have been to ‘The Hill’ a number of... Read More

My Experience as an English major at CU Boulder

September 12th, 2020
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My experience as an English major at CU Boulder has undoubtedly been a mixed bag. Every week my opinion varies when it comes to college. Some days I rejoice in my existence as a university student, other days I feel as though I am counting down the days until I am finally released from the bonds of school. My journey to attending CU Boulder has been quite the process, as I bounced around between a couple of schools before finally settling upon CU. When I first entered college, I was a psychology major in Kansas City at UMKC (the University of Missouri at Kansas City). I quickly became dissatisfied... Read More

A Brief History of CU Boulder

September 7th, 2020

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

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

August 23rd, 2020
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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

Hidden Gems in Boulder: Tsing Tao

August 20th, 2020

Boulder has a wide variety of hidden gems throughout the city sprinkled within corners which might be difficult to discover unless one has been living in Boulder for some time. As a Missouri native who only moved to Boulder a couple of years ago, it seems as though I am constantly discovering fabulous places in the city to enjoy. As a student, perhaps the most pressing issue on my mind is how to save money while still living my life as a Boulder citizen. I am always on the hunt for wonderful places in Boulder while staying within my budget. Another consideration I must make for myself when I go... Read More

Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Stress at CU Boulder

August 20th, 2020
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It is that time in the semester when stress spreads like a rampant plague through the ranks of the students at universities. We are right about halfway through the semester, and every week my workload seems to grow heavier and heavier. When I was a freshman in my first semester at college, I had no idea how to cope with this stress. I wish I’d known about some of the options available for students to reduce this anxiety. What I have come to learn is that there are a wide variety of resources available for college students, many of which are quite reasonably priced. Yoga I know how this must... Read More

Artist Spotlight: Lily Duffy

August 4th, 2020

Meet Lily Duffy: Poet, editor, and life of the party. I remember, years ago, hearing Lily read a poem about a blind date at a red-themed restaurant. The interior was painted red, its patrons wearing red, and even the food: red. Sometimes, when I’m driving to and from various obligations, I hear her words, unexpectedly, and there they ruminate like setting your favorite jam to play on repeat. And like all great jams, the playfulness on the surface of the song invites us to leap, headfirst, into its undercurrent looking for the subtext of the melody. Red: the color of love, but also the color... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 22nd, 2020

Matt is an instructor in the Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) Program at CU Boulder. His latest pursuit challenges the idea of a controller in the world of video games. This April, Matt and several of his colleagues will be hosting what he calls the “Alt-cade”, an alternative-control gaming arcade hosted in the Black Box Theater of the ATLAS Institute on CU’s campus. Matt’s alternative-control game is a “location based video game” focusing on “the monotony of the workplace.” In the game, the user will physically carry out tasks and complete objectives with two other players in... Read More

CU Boulder Ranks in Top 100 Universities in the World

June 10th, 2020

The Center for World University Rankings placed CU Boulder 69th overall and 39th nationally in its 2020-21 list of top worldwide universities. Last year, CU Boulder was ranked 57th overall and 37th nationally among top worldwide universities. U.S. World News also consistently ranks CU Boulder’s programs highly every year for universities in the U.S., with a number one spot for their atomic/molecular/optical physics program. In the school of medicine, it ranks 13th nationally for primary care, with the specialties of family medicine (fifth), pediatrics (sixth) and rural medicine (ninth)... Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home as a Vacation Rental in Colorado

June 4th, 2020

Buying a house you intend to rent out is very different than buying one you plan to live in. This is especially the case if you’re planning on making it a vacation rental. You are not buying for yourself, so all the usual criteria you would use to judge a home no longer stand. So, how do you know you are investing in a property people will want to spend their vacations in? Research Local Tourism  Look for areas that are popular hubs for vacation rentals and tourists due to their wealth of attractions and activities–perhaps a property near the Denver Zoo or a cabin home close to Flagstaff.... Read More

CU Boulder to Allow Students Back On Campus During First Half of Fall Semester

May 27th, 2020

New guidelines are being put in place to allow CU Boulder students back on campus for the upcoming fall semester. Guidelines include mandatory safety training, mask-wearing requirements, smaller class sizes and the creation of small groups of on-campus students who will live, socialize and go to class together. While in-person classes are scheduled to happen, they will halt after the university’s fall break. After Thanksgiving break, students will remain at home for the remainder of the school year and finish their semester online. This decision is aimed at preventing the spread of the virus... Read More

How Many of These Fun Facts Do You Know About Boulder?

May 18th, 2020

How well do you know the city that you live in? Here are 7 facts you can use for your next virtual trivia night! 1. The median age of Boulderites is just 29 years old 36% of the population in Boulder is between the ages of 25-44, with the median age being 29. The fact that Boulder is a college town may skew the population younger than most cities. 2. Boulder has 10 sister cities They’re located in Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Jalapa, Nicaragua; Lhasa, Tibet; Mante, Mexico; Yamagata, Japan; Kathmandu, Nepal; Kisumu, Kenya; Nablus, Palestine; Ramat Hanagev; Yateras, Cuba. Dushanbe gave Boulder its... Read More

CU Boulder Seniors Celebrate Porch Graduation Ceremony

May 8th, 2020

While CU Boulder isn’t getting a regular graduation ceremony any time soon (though the University and others across the country are intending on holding a ceremony later in the summer if the decline in coronavirus cases continue), seven CU Boulder seniors instead elected to do a “porchuation” ceremony from the front of their house. Seven seniors who live together and have been quarantined together held the ceremony from their front porch with live music, a commencement speaker and a champagne toast on a video conference call. “Porchuation is awesome. I’m really happy that... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 7th, 2020

“I was unsure when people told me that I would like Boulder, but I’ve never been happier.” Originally from Boston, Grace is here at CU Boulder studying Evolutionary Biology and Pre-Vet. She originally wanted to be a surgeon for humans, but after shadowing various surgeries at a vet clinic she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. “I just like animals more than I like people.”  Read More

CU Revenue Losses Could Be Nearing $1 Billion

April 30th, 2020

If the four CU Boulder campuses are required to continue online learning through next school year after this school year ends in online learning, revenue losses could be substantial. The predictions include losses in tuition, research and auxiliary revenue. Auxiliary revenue includes housing and dining services. Even if the online learning only continues through the summer semester, CU will still see losses between $226.8 million to $526 million. Anything that goes beyond that will increase the losses substantially, and if classes continue remote learning through next spring, the losses will top... Read More

What CU Boulder Will Look Like in the Fall

April 25th, 2020

CU Boulder has not yet made an official statement on what the fall semester will bring, but Chancellor Phil DiStefano has said that the guidelines for the fall semester will be released before June 1. For now, the university has released a loose set of guidelines for what the fall semester will look like after the campus has turned entirely to virtual learning. CU Boulder is set to offer more online and virtual learning course in the fall semester compared to other semesters. The campus will also slowly phase in students and extracurricular activities as is deemed safe. “To address the many... Read More

CU Boulder Students Stands Shoulder to Shoulder to Help Students Affected by COVID-19

April 11th, 2020

Two CU Boulder alum and one senior, Serene Singh and Kelly Galloway, with senior Paula Pulido, have launched the Buffs Together fundraising campaign with the aim to reach $50,000 in donations to be disbursed to students who have been financially affected by COVID-19. “Being an alumnus, I’m in contact with people who are at CU, friends of mine, people who I worked with, and I was noticing that there was a lot of panic, a lot of stress,” said Singh, a Rhodes Scholar who graduated CU in May 2019. “Seeing all the heartbreak going on in the world, we all want to do something in our power,”... Read More

Zoom Bombing Affecting CU Students

April 4th, 2020

Zoom has taken off in popularity with students and workers working from home, and for good reason. The program is easy to use, and only requires that you open the link that is sent to you. You will automatically be added to the Zoom chat room, no login or logistics required. Unfortunately, ease of access also means ease for hackers to take over. CU students have been dealing with Zoom bombings, which is when an unauthorized person joins the chat room, often disrupting the class by posting inappropriate content that takes over the users’ screens. CU does not believe that the invaders are... Read More

7 Famous CU Boulder Alum

March 28th, 2020

CU Boulder has spit out a host of famous alum across all fields, most notably the arts, business, journalism, and athletics. Here are 7 you may not have known originated from CU Boulder. 1. Heather Hach Heather Hach is a screenwriter, librettist, and novelist who graduated from CU Boulder with a journalism major. She began her career as a research assistant at The New York Times and went on to write the screenplay for the 2003 adaptation of Freaky Friday and the 2007 musical Legally Blonde. 2. Steve Ells Steve Ells is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill. He graduated from... Read More

7 Fun Facts About CU Boulder

March 16th, 2020

CU Boulder has shut down its physical campus for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you get to slack off on your studies. See how many of these fun facts you know while you’re waiting for your classmates to figure out how to connect to the online class. 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 37,000 people. This makes CU Boulder the largest employer in Colorado, with Lockheed Martin following closely behind. 3. CU boasts 19 alumni astronauts from... Read More