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Senior Bucket List – CU Boulder

November 25th, 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

Pearl Street’s Quick ‘N Dirty Backstory

November 21st, 2022

A Boulder resident in the 1940s remarked that Pearl street is “a good place to buy a pair of socks.” I think this adage holds true today, and that Pearl offers Boulder exponentially more to go along with those socks. Pearl Street is supposedly named for one of the wives of the original 54 founders of Boulder. However, I have also heard whispers that “Pearl” was a madam of a brothel once located near what is now Pearl Street. The first explanation is more likely, though I find the second more provocative and appealing. If I had to describe Pearl Street, I would say it’s an intermingling... Read More

Complex Origins of Boulder’s Fox Theatre

November 19th, 2022

The grand red sign and huge white marquee of Boulder’s Fox Theatre give the building a sense of purpose and permanence. This strong identity boldly contrasts the complex and confusing history of the building itself. This nearly 90 year old space has housed vaudeville acts, a cafe, and a other interesting things in between. The building sitting at 1135 13th Street on The Hill was constructed in 1926 by Adrian G. Diez, but was first owned a Mr. William Beach. Beach sold the building to Diez in 1926, and the building changed hands no less than 8 times to become what it is today. Its first... Read More

A Brief History of Some Incredible Boulder Women

November 18th, 2022

Revealing Our Routes: Women of Boulder County was originally developed by the Women of the West Museum back in 2002. Now the exhibit is now hosted by Boulder History Museum’s site. There are dozens of dynamic ladies documented in this collection, and today we’ve brought you a few of our favorites. Ruth Cave Flowers (1903-1980) was a native Boulderite who graduated from Boulder high in 1920. Because she was African-American they refused to award her a diploma featuring her catchy name. Despite her lack of diploma, CU accepted Ruth Flowers as a student. She earned a doctorate in Romance... Read More

3 Inspired, Innovative, Boulder-Based Inventions

November 16th, 2022

Maybe you already know that the comfortable (and allegedly edible) innovation; the Crocs shoe, was created in Boulder County. Today we’re checking out some less explosive, but equally clever, Boulder-based inventions. This is one smart city, and the products created here prove it! Nimbus Cloud Dome The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a deceptively simple invention created by Boulder resident Cindy Litchfield. As a jewelry maker, she struggled to create close-up, glare-free photos of her products. No one had addressed the problem before, so she took on the challenge. The result was the Nimbus Cloud... Read More

The Most Popular Activities for Families in Boulder

November 15th, 2022

Family Statistics for Boulder:  – 33.9% are married – 7.9% are divorced – 33.8% are married with children – 12.1% have children, but are single (Data provided by bestplaces.net) According to the most recent Trip Advisor data. The following are the most popular family activities in Boulder, as voted on by visitors: 1 – Flatirons: The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, near Boulder, Colorado, that are made up of flatirons and other irregular shapes. A group of five huge, numbered Flatirons may be found on the east slope of Green Mountain,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 14th, 2022

Hector is a Colorado native and grew up in Colorado Springs. Hector came out to CU with a positive mindset and has had nothing but fun. He does admit that being an engineering student has its own challenges, but he is determined to conquer all of them.  Read More

Why Does Boulder Have A “Greenbelt”?

November 11th, 2022

You may hear Boulderites referring to a “greenbelt,” but what is that and why does Boulder have one? There was huge population growth in Boulder between 1950 and 1970. This growth was due to the presence of the University of Colorado, the intellectual diversity surrounding the university, and a strong local economy. At an annual growth rate of about 6%, the population of the city was set to double every 11 years or so. Being all about sustainability and preserving local culture, the citizens of Boulder took action against the human tsunami threatening to wash out the city. In 1967... Read More

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

November 9th, 2022

With the holidays over, we figured we should refresh our minds with something different today. Boulder has a very interesting architectural history, especially the university campus. We will touch on some defining Boulder architectural projects which you have probably seen around town. Next time you’re out and about, maybe you’ll encounter some of these oh-so-Boulder building projects. The University Campus Of course we cannot skim Boulder’s architectural past without bringing up the University of Colorado campus. It began with the all-brick Old Main and soon grew into several... Read More

The University of Colorado’s Early History

November 3rd, 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

Be Creative This Halloween!

October 25th, 2022

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! Here... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 22nd, 2022

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Faces of Boulder ~ Ema & Ana

October 21st, 2022

A: “We once once made a deal; I was going to join cross country if she would join the high school musical.” E: “I did it for a little while…” A: “…But then she quit. My friends and I all felt betrayed! hahaha.” E: “Yea and now we mostly hang out making fun of each other and doing homework.” What are you both studying? E: “I’m studying bio-engineering. I know a few disabled people in my life… and they made me want to improve the lives of anyone who is disabled. It’s easy to find a path in bio-engineering that... Read More

Why’s Boulder so Great for Start-ups?

October 21st, 2022

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, based in Missouri, found that Boulder Colorado had the highest density of start-up companies per capita in the United States. Most of these sprouting businesses are technology-based, and many start and eventually settle in the city. But what is it about Boulder which makes it a breeding ground for new business? First of all, Boulder’s culture spans the distance between nature-loving outdoorsy people and highly-educated tech creators. To the west are the glorious Flatirons and innumerable natural wonders, meanwhile the university is researching more... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 15th, 2022

Jack and his friends were enjoying a nice day outside. They’re all students at CU and told me that they like to get away from campus sometimes. Every now and then it’s good to change your surroundings and take a breath of fresh air. Something about the wilderness in Colorado makes it easy to refresh. Jack and his friends are thankful to be so close to landscapes as beautiful as the one pictured. Boulder is a great place for people to get outside and take advantage of the nice weather. This day in particular was celebrated with food and music in a beautiful setting.  Read More

Five Top Attractions Close to the University of Colorado

October 14th, 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

7 Best Hiking Trails in Boulder

October 13th, 2022

Here are the top rated hiking trails in Boulder, Colorado, according to Trip Advisor reviews: 1. Flatirons 2. Royal Arch 3. Mount Sanitas Trail 4. Mesa Trail 5. Sugarloaf Mountain 6. Deer Mountain Trail 7. Anne U. White https://bouldercolorado.gov/locations/trail/search/trail    Read More

Why is CU’s Dining Hall Named After a Cannibal?

October 7th, 2022

Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill may seem like a misspelling of perhaps a wealthy donor to the CU campus, but the actual story of the name comes from a famous cannibal in Colorado. Students were asked to name the dining hall when it was being built, and the name that won in a landslide from morbid college humor was Alferd Packer. Packer was searching for gold in Breckenridge like many others in the 1800s, and banded himself with a small group of men that he didn’t know by lying and saying that he knew the area well (he did not). It was written that Packer was a horrible traveling companion... 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

Boulder’s Highest Rated Fast Food Restaurant

September 25th, 2022

Wild Pastures Burger Company in Boulder, Colorado received the number one ranking for the best fast food based on the most recent Yelp reviews. Wild Pastures Burger Company Mission To put it simply, our mission in creating Wild Pastures Burger Co is: 1. To be the healthiest fast casual burger chain in the world with the highest quality ingredients in every single item we serve. 2. To be the most environmentally responsible fast casual restaurant chain in the world, where not only are we dedicated to “do less harm”, but we’re actually committed to being a SOLUTION to some... Read More