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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

The CU Celebrity Scene Timeline

March 15th, 2020

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

Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Stress at CU Boulder

March 11th, 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

Three Places to Visit on the CU Boulder Campus

March 8th, 2020
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

A Brief History of CU Boulder

February 23rd, 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

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

January 6th, 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

5 Things to Do in Boulder this Weekend

October 4th, 2019

1. Handmade in Colorado Expo at Central Park 10/05 and 10/06 9 am to 6 pm The Handmade in Colorado expo features Colorado’s best handmade arts and crafts, food, and goods. Everything displayed is being sold directly by the Colorado maker, and exhibitors range from new and upcoming to experienced artists. There will also be live music from local bands. 2. Cold War Kids at Boulder Theater 10/06 8 pm Long Beach bred, LA adopted band Cold War Kids is making a stop in Boulder for their 6th album tour. “LA’s so massive, I feel like I’m always finding something new in it,”... Read More

5 Best Events in Boulder for the Week of 09/16

September 16th, 2019

1. Beer with John at the Rayback Collective 09/18 4 pm to 5:30 pm This free event for Boulder Chamber members is the chance to have a beer Boulder Chamber President & CEO John Tayer. The conversation will be low-key with John and other chamber members. Please register beforehand, or if you are interested in are not a member, you can register here. 2. “Potato People and Other Flights of Fancy” by Gerda Rovetch at Retrospective at Bricolage Gallery, Art Parts Creative Reuse Center 09/17 10:30 am to 6 pm Meet the artist and participate in three questions . Prints will be available... Read More

Bear Attempts to Move in to CU Boulder Dorms

August 22nd, 2019

Just a few days ago, wildlife officers euthanized a bear they found and cornered on campus at CU Boulder. It seems this was not the only bear in the area though, as another one meandered onto campus again yesterday during freshman move-in day. Cortez Patterson was working on campus, taking a lunch break, when he saw a bear a mere feet away from him. “Didn’t know where I was going to run, but my first instincts was just not to sit there, you know,” Patterson said. “You hear about all the bear encounters and some of the bad situations that can go down like that, so my first instinct was 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

Top 5 Events for the Week of 07/29

July 29th, 2019

1. Crown the Empire at Boulder Theater 07/30 Doors: 5 pm, Show: 6 pm This concert at Boulder Theater will be featuring ATTILA, Veil of Maya, Gideon, Hawk, and Life Right Now. This metal fiasco has tickets starting at just $25. 2. Groove A Licious at Pearl Street Mall 07/31 6 pm Driving deep pocket grooves, killer harmonies, accompanied with one of the most stellar brass sections on the scene, the band brings the rootsy funk from Detroit to New Orleans. The beer garden opens at 5:30 to grab a drink before the show starts. 3. Suzanne Vega at Boulder Theater 07/31 Doors: 7 pm, Show: 8 pm Suzanne... Read More

Help to Find Mikhal “Misha” Solok

April 10th, 2019

The community at CU Boulder has always prided itself on being connected and coming together in periods of trouble. In truth, I cannot think of a time more critical for the CU Boulder community to come together than for the case of Mikhal “Misha” Solok, who went missing in March and has not been heard of from his friend or family since then. Despite a number of tips which have been given to the police, none of the tips have led to authorities locating Solok. CU Boulder is a relatively large campus, with approximately 33,000 to 35,000 students attending from year to year. Being enrolled... Read More

View the International Film Series at CU Boulder

March 27th, 2019

A favorite event of mine which takes place at CU Boulder is the International Film Series, an event which features a widely diverse schedule. One of the most significant mistakes that one can make is to ignore the IFS while involved at the campus. It is vital that the International Film Series at CU Boulder is supported. It indeed is one of those programs that thrives off of student involvement; as such, keeping up to date on the schedule and what is being shown is very important. Here are some shows which are coming up at IFS that I believe one should mark on their calendar. The Man Who Fell to... Read More

Three Things to Do at CU Boulder Before Finals

March 20th, 2019

For some of us students, spring break is not a time for travel. Spring break may instead serve as a time of rest before the busy time of finals season begins. There are a variety of options when it comes to activities to participate in for anyone who may be staying around the CU Boulder area for spring break. Despite the fact that classes will stop for a few days, the campus itself continues. There are a few things one can do if they are not leaving the college for the break, and this extends beyond spring break and into that in-between time of post-spring break and pre-finals. Here are three things... Read More

Take a Trip to Gurkhas On the Hill

March 13th, 2019

Despite the fact that I have been a student at CU Boulder for a couple of years now, I have always had an aversion to the Hill. My dislike for the Hill is due to a number of reasons, and I feel that those reasons are somewhat reasonable. I have had a few bad experiences while in that area, and those experiences have absolutely turned me off of being around the Hill. However, I am beginning to understand that many of my unfortunate incidences are perhaps more isolated than I had previously believed. Despite this, I would also caution everyone against going to the Hill after dark and would tell them... Read More

4 Upcoming Activities at CU Boulder

March 6th, 2019

Spring break is looming on the horizon for CU Boulder. For the students who find themselves waiting in near desperation for the beginning portion of the semester to end and spring break to begin, my only true piece of advice would be to try and enjoy the time spent on the campus before we all find ourselves too busy with finals or too distracted by spring break to do so. A personal favorite way of doing this is by participating in the activities at the college, especially those activities that one might forget about during the busy semester. As such, I have compiled four events which a student... Read More

Hidden Gems in Boulder: Tsing Tao

February 19th, 2019

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