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A Missouri Girl in a Colorado Snowstorm

February 6th, 2019

I feel that I should preface this by saying that once, while in high school, our superintendent canceled school for approximately a month because of some light ice and a few flurries of snow. When I say a month, I mean a month. We were off for so long that we had maxed-out our makeup days for the summer; this is a sharp contrast from the ice storm which left my entire town without power for approximately two weeks. That 2007 ice storm was so severe that a significant portion of our trees’ branches snapped from the weight of the ice after they were frozen over. It was a devastating experience... Read More

John Carpenter and the Beauty of Horror at CU Boulder

January 30th, 2019
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One of my favorite aspects of CU Boulder is IFS; the International Film Series which takes place each year with a fresh round of movies to be viewed on a professionally sized screening theatre. There is indeed something to be said for watching movies on ‘the big-screen’ as opposed to viewing them privately on individually sized devices such as a phone or computer. The collective experience of seeing a film can prove far more important than one would ever imagine. As a personal example, I imagine that, throughout my lifetime, I have viewed the film ‘Psycho’ by Alfred Hitchcock... Read More

How the Shutdown Affects Students

January 23rd, 2019
man leaning on rail

The reality of how the government shutdown is affecting the county as a whole is continuing to sink in. When the shutdown will actually come to an end is very much open to interpretation. President Donald Trump has even stated that the shutdown might continue for months, or even years, if he does not receive funding for the border wall. While this is unlikely, this government shutdown may prove to be the longest in U.S. history. As the shutdown continues, questions will inevitably arise. As a student entering a new semester at CU Boulder, I have found myself wondering if the government shutdown... Read More

Three Tips for Getting Back in the Swing of Things

January 16th, 2019
woman wearing backpack carrying books

School is starting up again for CU students. Coming from someone with experience, the transition from a nearly month-long vacation back into the realities of college can be disorienting. Tests, essays, and Chicago-Style papers complete with annotated bibliographies are about to consume the lives of the students at CU Boulder yet again. I find that even my grades suffer from the transition. As such, I believe that the best remedy for this is to get right back into the university lifestyle. In my experience, the first two weeks or so of a new semester bring a kind of calm with them. Getting back... Read More

There’s No Place Like Home

January 9th, 2019
Statue of Liberty, New York

As a CU Boulder student currently on vacation in New York, I have been considering what it means to be away from Boulder. What do I miss? What am I happy to get a break from? It will not be long before I must return to Boulder, yet my more melodramatic side feels the need to examine the differences between the two cities. Perhaps the best thing about being a student at CU Boulder is the town surrounding it. The ‘hipster’ vibe which has earned Boulder the nickname of the ‘Boulder Bubble’ is something I do not receive in New York. The vibrant green grass of the city, the trees,... Read More

The Reality of Alcohol Use in College Students

December 12th, 2018
Two women talking while holding drinking glasses

Of the many stigmatized issues that young people face, a significant one is the use and abuse of substances; which includes alcohol and other recreational drugs. As a full-time college student myself, I see how these issues plague my peers. I also see how these problems are not properly addressed in a university setting. As I watch my friends consistently struggle with the abuse of substances, I find myself becoming more and more frustrated. Many of my fellow students, a significant number of whom are not even twenty-one yet, have become dependent on alcohol. Nevertheless, we pretend as though... Read More

Cannabis Athlete Research for Holiday Cash

November 24th, 2018

Could you use some extra cash for the holidays? Are you active and consume cannabis? How about just active? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might qualify to participate in ongoing cannabis research right here in Colorado! There are several research studies being conducted throughout the state, and you can find one that fits you best. For any athletes out there who currently consume cannabis or haven’t consumed any cannabis products for the past 6 months, you could qualify for the cannabis activity study! The University of Northern Colorado Sport and Exercise Science Department... Read More

3 Art Exhibits At The CU Art Museum That You Must See

November 14th, 2018
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Viewing art can be confusing and displeasing for many students. Modern art especially has garnered a reputation for confusing the viewer only for the sake of intellectual elitism. However, what I have come to understand about artforms of just about every sort is that the meaning itself is something abstract, even with art pieces which one might look at and not think to extract any sense whatsoever. Art must inevitably be what a person makes of it. When it comes to looking at art, one can view the evidence in front of them and make a decision based on that. Indeed, if one wishes to see art in a... Read More

The Injustice of Boulder Student Apartments

August 29th, 2018
off campus living

Apartment living in Boulder is ridiculously expensive, deterring many from moving to the area. For a student taking classes and likely working a minimum wage job to earn a little extra cash, Boulder housing can be almost impossible to afford. This is why I am blown away by the fact that much of the student off-campus apartment options in Boulder are some of the most upsetting rip-offs imaginable. When I transferred to Boulder from a college in Missouri, it was relatively late in the summer, and housing choices were limited. However, much to my delight, I managed to secure a room at one of the most... Read More

To Move or Not to Move; Debating a Student’s Dilemma

August 22nd, 2018
College life_Pros and Cons to moving out

Where to live can be one of the most challenging aspects of student life to figure out; this goes double for living in Boulder, where the housing costs are outrageously high. If a student has the option of living at home with family or moving out and renting a place of their own, it can seem almost impossible to decide which course of action to take. There are benefits and disadvantages to both sides of the issue, and a student should genuinely consider what they want before making this choice. One of the best ways I’ve found of making a decision of this significance is to lay out the options... Read More

AboutBoulder.com and University of Colorado Boulder Athletics Announce Partnership

August 8th, 2018

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AboutBoulder.com is kicking off the fall semester by announcing a partnership with the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder’s Athletics Department. AboutBoulder.com will feature the CU athletic departments branded content including events and scores. Readers will gain access to more extensive university related content, as well as opportunities to enter promotional contests for sports tickets. AboutBoulder.com has added a University contributor who will be covering athletics games and student life. MetroSampler is a Boulder, Colorado based... Read More

6 Things That Make CU Alumni Nostalgic

September 25th, 2016

It’s true, college can be the best time of your life. You’re living in the middle of a cultural hub and surrounded by people who know how to have a good time and hate CSU. When it’s all over, here are the things that alumni miss the most: Tailgating. Among the things that CU is good at, winning football games isn’t necessarily up there, but tailgating certainly is. Football games are an all-day event so by 8:30am on Saturday morning, the Hill is popping with music, mimosas, and people getting ready to grill. If you ask around, a lot of students don’t even have tickets to the actual game... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of The Day!

September 16th, 2016

Lifelong collector of comics and lover of inked lines, Preston Cram is a Colorado native and has lived in Boulder for five years. He graduated from CU Boulder with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and is currently earning his Master of Education at Regis University. He can be found getting coffee and donuts anywhere along the front range — in fact, he put down a box of donuts to take this photo.  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

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

January 6th, 2016

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

Boulder, Colorado: America’s Most Educated City

December 10th, 2014

According to a recent article on MSN, Boulder is America’s most educated city. It comes as no surprise, looking at Boulder’s wide diversity in  higher education programs. First, there’s University of Colorado Boulder: An expansive college that’s been in Boulder since 1877. Then, there’s Naropa: a liberal arts college that’s also one of America’s only buddhist universities. There’s also Boulder’s College of Massage Therapy: where people learn the art of relaxation. Finally, there’s Escoffier: School of Culinary Arts, which is a culinary... Read More

15 Exciting Things You can do Within a Mile of CU’s Campus

September 3rd, 2014

There are a lot of things to do in Boulder, and a lot of those things happen to be within a mile of CU’s main campus. Students, this list is for you. 1. Catch a show at the Fox Theater. The Fox Theater is a great venue to see concerts. It’s local, it hosts some incredible artists, and it’s got great personality. If you see a musician you fancy performing at The Fox Theater, then you’ll definitely want to buy tickets. 2. Grab a sandwich on the hill. The hill is a mecca for sandwich shops. There’s Half Fast, which is open until 2 A.M. and boasts a huge menu of excellent... Read More

A Chance Encounter Leads to an Amazing Relationship

August 6th, 2014

This year, About Boulder is teaming up with Quintessentials for one unbelievable partnership. Quintessentials is a company that delivers personal care items to students on behalf of their parents, giving them all the things they need to survive their freshman year of college! I’m sure you’re wondering how this incredible partnership started, and that’s what Quintessentials founder Travis Parke is telling us today. “I suppose it all started in the fall of 2013 when Keira and I met each other in a Business of Entrepreneurship class. She – being far better at studying... Read More

CU’s Controversial Buffalo Pool is Officially Open

June 11th, 2014

As a student, I was witness to the Buffalo Pool’s construction over the course of my most recent semester. I stood on the other side of the surrounding chain link fence, hoping that I would one day get to jump into this mystical animal-shaped pool, which was nothing but a mess of dirt and construction equipment when I first saw it. Well, that day has come, and I have finally gotten to see the finalized pool. It’s pretty freakin’ neat. The pool looks fantastic and the many months of construction have clearly paid off. However, it’s no secret that this pool has been the spark... 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