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My First Week in an Airstream

August 16th, 2018

I’m having one of those days. You know. The ones where you wake up a week after making a really big life decision and you think, “Wait, what the fuck did I actually do?” Yep, one of those. In May, I made the decision to buy an Airstream as my place of residence. Technically, this is not a legal move. As you can imagine, the government doesn’t like it, which means the banks don’t like it. They can’t put you in a box when you live on the road. To be an American, you must associate yourself to an address, which on the larger scale, associates you to both a city and state so that you can... Read More

Academic Success

February 10th, 2017

Photo Credit: galleryhip.com For those students who are having a hard time staying focused during the academic semester, instead of getting prescribed Adderall, CU is offering workshops on how to achieve academic success for the remainder of the year. I received an email from my advisor outlining these various workshops, and I think it would be useful to share it in my blog. However, these workshops are only being offered from February 13-28th so take advantage of the help if you feel like you are struggling! Procrastination Busters 2/14, Tue 4-5:00 PM Fleming 150 Is procrastination getting in... Read More

Why the End of Summer Isn’t a Bummer

August 17th, 2016

For anyone who has recently braved the terror that is Target during back to school, congratulations. You survived. Let’s be honest about back to school season. Once the novelty of your new backpack/agenda/room décor wears off, we are left with the reality that summer has ended. The nights that don’t require a down jacket are limited, and the first snowfall is a very close reality. If you’re anything like me, you will experience a vague feeling of loss and emptiness as you realize your first midterms are a mere month away. I know. I’m sorry to so rudely awaken you. Let me make it up to... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 22nd, 2016

Today is a special young Face of Boulder. I am sitting with Talia who is in 5th grade at Flatirons elementary. Next year she is excited to be starting middle school at Manhattan middle school of Arts and Sciences. Talia says she going to take band next year. She plays the trumpet. In 7th grade, she’ll do drama and band. Talia moved here when she was in 1st grade. She says she remembers a lot of bikes riding around. She remembers her first day of school being a lot fun. The teachers were nice and I made a lot of friends. Now that Talia has been here for 5 years, she likes that she can walk... Read More

Does College Foster Immaturity?

January 7th, 2016

There’s more reasons for wanting to attend college than to get a degree. Many students admit that one up side to a college life in the 4 year limbo between true responsibility and childhood. Although we are, in a way, securing our futures, it’s hard to actually call ourselves “adults”. In fact, a popular quote of our generation is “Don’t make me adult today.” But why would we? Even with an internship or a job in conjunction to a full class load students enjoy a freedom void of true responsibility. Is this the truth? Is college an extension of high school,... Read More

The Things All Students Should Let Go Of Come 2016

December 10th, 2015

With the new year approaching it’s time to reflect on the past semester, past year, and decide what our resolutions for 2016 will be. First things first: What were our mistakes this past year? What are the things we should say goodbye to? 1) Any hate towards a specific professor – Everyone has a least favorite. However, with this semester coming to an end, the only way to let it go is to accept, forget and move on. For every one bad teacher at CU, there are 100 great ones. 2) The thought of, “I could have done better.” – The past is the past. Make a resolution to change... Read More

Fall Party Inspiration

August 14th, 2015

Party like it’s 1989 – or 2015. The idea is to explore party themes past the typical ugly sweater and commit to throwing an out-of-this-world soirée. My inspiration behind the idea for this blog were two things: One, my roommates and my idea of throwing an all out, combined birthday party for all three of us. This idea quickly escalated into a birthday/sexy santa christmas party – and two, the W Magazine photoshoot that featured a cast of VIP party animals, including Miley Cyrus, Emily Ratajkowski and Stella Maxwell. Being a college student, I’ve dreamed of hosting... Read More

Mountain Biking at CU? I Thought it was Only for Roadies!

September 15th, 2014

  For those of you who are already part of the Boulder mountain bike community, it may seem crazy that many people don’t know about the many opportunities for mountain biking around Boulder.  When I first came to CU, I had no idea there was a collegiate mountain bike team.  Of course I knew there was a team for road riding, but since all I ever read or saw in pictures was about the road team, I didn’t even think to look at CU Cycling’s website to see what other disciplines they participate in.  It wasn’t until the beginning of my second year that I happened to see... Read More

The Art of Procrastination

December 13th, 2013

Finals week is upon us here at CU, which means that students all across campus are now utilizing their years of education and highly developed problem solving skills in order to come up with excuses to avoid studying. As a senior, I can safely say that I’ve become an expert on the subject. A black belted master in the art of putting things off, if you will. Heck, I’m even procrastinating right now by writing this blog instead of working on my English portfolio! Now, I would never recommend procrastination to any student. It’s a dark, treacherous road that can lead you to drink... Read More

The Seven Types of Professors You’ll Have at CU

October 4th, 2013

Whether you’ve just started school at CU or you’ve been around the block a few semesters, by the time you graduate you’ll be sure to have encountered each of these seven types of professors: 1. The Comedian: This professor views their classroom as a nightclub, and their students as an audience that just keeps coming back for more. Some are legitimately hilarious and will leave your abs (if only you had abs) aching from laughter, while others will make you want to hide your cringing face behind your textbook. Whether your professor is the academic version of Chris Rock, or a scholarly... Read More