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Monday Motivation: Trick or Treat Motivation

October 29th, 2018

Hi Everyone, Happy Monday!  This coming Wednesday is one of the best opportunities of the year to witness some of the highest levels of motivation and determination. The goal?  CANDY! I am a firm believer that there is so much we can learn from children and by adopting a childlike mindset.   For this week’s motivation I am going to borrow lessons that we can all learn from kids as it applies to the adventure of trick or treating. I cannot help but think of the sheer determination millions of children across the US put into action on Halloween.   I don’t know about you, but I certainly... Read More

The Night HE Came Back! – A Review on the 11th Installment of Halloween

October 28th, 2018

“I met him, 15 years ago. I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this…six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and…the blackest eyes — the Devil’s eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up, because I realized that what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply…evil.” John Carpenter and Debra Hill wrote those words for the screenplay of 1978’s Halloween.... Read More

Happy Halloween! Do you have your costume yet?

October 26th, 2018

Happy Halloween Colorado and beyond! I hope your October has been half-haunted, filled with tricks & treats as well as a ghost or two. If you have yet to pick up a costume… what are you waiting for? I beg of you, please do not be the person trying to make up an excuse for not having a costume. Coming from someone who has relied on being the Blue M&M every year… since 4th grade… please find an expressive and creative costume this year. Double Butterfinger bite size dare you! I know you can do it! Because I can do it! I vow I will not fall back on my faded Blue M&M pull-over... Read More

Munchkin Masquerade – October 31st, 2018

July 20th, 2018

Each Halloween, Downtown Boulder is invaded by tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street. See last year’s gallery here.  Read More

Things to do this Fall Season!

October 21st, 2016

Photo Credit: Tori Bailey It’s finally fall! Even though it’s been almost a constant 70 degrees everyday, the fall weather will set in soon. Fall is my favorite season because it means that the holidays are just around the corner. I also love the changing of the leaves on the trees, especially living in Colorado, we don’t know how good we have it. This season comes with a whole different set of activities that are fun for everyone. Some activities that are popular to do include football games, going to see the leaves change, apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hay rides. Not... Read More

Be Creative This Halloween!

October 14th, 2016

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! The... Read More

Halloween Nightlife For 10/29-11/01

October 29th, 2015

All Hallows Eve draws near, and the city is alive with all manner of celebration. As darkness drapes over the sky earlier and earlier, the nightlights guide the way toward fun and frivolity during the Halloween weekend. Though house parties will be prevalent, if you desire some other entertainment there are a lot of options for the holiday. For a fun spout of drinks and dancing this Thursday night, ladies drink free at the Absinthe House from 9pm to close. There is a rooftop patio that overlooks the beautiful downtown to dance under the starlight or observe the costumes coming out to play. Also... Read More

How To Stay Safe This Halloweekend

October 29th, 2015

Safety first, Buffs! 1.Always have a buddy. Never leave a party alone or let your friends leave without you. If you want to stay and others want to leave, make sure you have at least one friend with you. Halloween means parties on top of parties – lots going on. It’s easy to get lost, so having a buddy is a must. 2.Don’t take any vitamins. The Hill will be explosive with parties, parties and more parties this weekend. Resist the urge to take things that people give you (other than wrapped candy, that is) because you never truly know a strangers intentions. 3.If you can’t... Read More

A Few of Boulder’s Ghostly Residents

October 28th, 2015

In the spirit of Halloween we are going to detail a few of the haunted places around Boulder. If you dread the macabre, or a haunting close to home is too much for you, there is still time to turn back. At 646 Pearl Street you’ll find the beautiful Arnett-Fullen house. The house was built in 1877 by Willamette Arnett, heir to Anthony Arnett, one of Boulder Land and Trust Company’s founders. Many admire the fusion of architectural styles the house displays. It incorporates Gothic, Victorian, and farmhouse aesthetics. It may also hold a few souls in its walls. Willamette Arnett burned... Read More

Ancestral Power and Halloween’s Origins

October 27th, 2015

This article explores the roots of Halloween, and how reverence for ancestors is a missing piece in modern culture that can catalyze huge transformation when you focus on it. Ancient Roots Halloween is the midpoint between the fall equinox and the winter solstice, thus one of the ceremonial times of many pagan traditions. In Gaelic tradition, this holiday was originally called “Samhain” (pronounced “sah-win”) beginning at sunset on October 31 and going until sunset on November 1. Pagans believed that this was one of the times of the year when the “veil” between the living and the... Read More

When Boulder Gets Spooky

October 22nd, 2015

It’s difficult to pinpoint what makes Boulder the best city to celebrate Halloween. I think this is because of Boulder’s unique mix of people and places within such a small proximity. What else makes Boulder a hub for Halloween celebrations? 1. Costumes – CU student always dress up 2. Halloween isn’t just one day – Students always take the weekend, and sometimes the whole week leading up to October 31st, to celebrate Halloween 3. Pumpkins – It seems that everyone at CU has hopped on the Jack-O-Lantern wagon. Boulder is full of pumpkin patches and students,... Read More

Faces of Boulder Photo of the Day!

November 1st, 2014

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Embrace your Inner Witch – I dare you!

October 31st, 2014

  It’s Halloween, and there are witches everywhere. Hundreds of women around town in their pointy hats and striped socks. That’s a lot of witchiness. What does it all mean? What does the word witch mean to us? Does the idea of witch send an inexplicable chill down your spine? Is she scary? Does she mean harm? Will she hurt us? Is she ugly? Should we kill her? Today, I’m suggesting making friends with the witch in you.  That’s right, we all know her. If we take away the fear for a moment, we can take a look at the true nature of the witch, who is in fact, a lover not... Read More

Halloween: Have Fun but Stay Safe!

October 29th, 2014
Halloween in Boulder Colorado

  It’s finally here students, the weekend that is arguably the most dynamic out of the entire school year! Time to pretend you’re someone you desperately want to be or a celeb who you’d love to bash on. I was a “beaten up biebs” last year. I despise Bieber and thought it would be funny, unfortunately nobody understood. So, my first piece of advice is don’t overthink the costume idea and don’t offend diehard fans, they’re passionate!!!   My second piece of advice, which should be the first considering how important it is, BE SAFE. We all know how rowdy Boulder gets... Read More

Faces of Boulder Photo of the Day!

October 27th, 2014

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Halloween Concerts!

October 24th, 2014

Halloween is always a fun time to dress up, pull pranks on one another, and eat more candy than you most likely would any other time of the year (well, maybe Christmas is in the running, too). While that is all fun and good for most people, some of us (like myself) are often in search of shows to go to on this most Hallowed Eve, which luckily for most people falls a week from tonight. There are a number of Halloween-themed concerts out there, and then some that appear to just be coincidence that they take place next Friday. Here is a short preview of the shows that may be your best bet for dressing... Read More

Happening Halloween Festivals

October 23rd, 2014

Its that spooky time of year again and if you’re looking for ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, look no further than your local parks! This upcoming weekend and Halloween weekend are sure to be filled with festivals and fun activities in and around the parks and public areas in Boulder county. Here’s my list of where to check out the frightful and fun fests: Boulder Halloween Carnival Oct 24 3-5pm at South Boulder Recreation Center This indoor family fun carnival has lots of activities for the little ones! Halloween Havoc Skateboard Contest Saturday Oct 25 10am-4pm Scott Carpenter... Read More

5 Trends in Halloween Make-Up

October 18th, 2014

Okay, so apparently my threshold for horror is pretty low. Too many rounds of googling “Halloween make-up” has left me disturbed by what lengths people go to for this holiday. The “make-up” wares these Halloween stores are peddling look like a who’s who of a South Bronx Emergency Room — gunshot wound, gunshot wound, stabbing scar, gunshot wound. Why would I want to look as though my face has been blown off? Who needs hypothetical catastrophic injuries to freak themselves out?Frankly, to deliver myself a scare, I can just sleep in my night-on-the-town eye make-up, wake up, FORGO COFFEE,... Read More

Winter is Coming, But It Isn’t Here Yet: Things To Do This Fall

October 17th, 2014

Winter fever starts to kick in around mid to late October. I’m talking about changing your attire from shorts to leggings, the decision to sip on hot chocolate instead of iced tea, and of course, lazing around in bed instead of enjoying the sunshine that Boulder has to offer. And besides, let’s weigh the odds: watching reruns of The Office or picking apples on a beautiful fall day, what would you rather be doing? There are so many activities that coincide with this season that you just need to be apart of. Apple Orchards Tired of the pumpkin spice latte craze? Looking for a different... Read More

No Clue What You’re Doing This Weekend? I’ve Got Some Outdoors Ideas!

October 9th, 2014

Even though it’s raining today, there’s still plenty of time to go play in the parks before winter hits! October offers all sorts of different activities and events in the parks of Boulder county. If you’re not sure how to get started, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to check out this assortment of events: Friday Oct 10 –Day of the Dead Opening, Longmont This is Longmont’s regular 2nd Friday downtown event but with a Day of the Dead twist, featuring storytelling under the stars, trolley rides, Day of the Dead art at the Muse Gallery, and a tour of the Longmont... Read More