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The History and Origins of Boulder Hump Day: Why Wednesday is the Midweek Milestone

February 28th, 2024

    Have you ever wondered why Wednesday in Boulder and elsewhere is often referred to as ‘Hump Day’? This midweek point has become a familiar term in modern culture, symbolizing the uphill climb of the workweek. To understand the history and origins of Hump Day, we need to delve into the roots of this popular phrase. The Origin of ‘Hump Day’ The term ‘Hump Day’ is believed to have originated in the 1960s and 1970s, gaining popularity in American culture. It described the hump that one must get over before reaching the downhill slide toward the weekend.... Read More

Boulder Buffs Blissful Morning Hump Day Happiness Run

January 10th, 2024

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day! Boulder including our Buffs prizes a morning run. Everyone? No. BUT you can go out any day at any time and see people out walking and running. They are enjoying their lives while extending their lives in Boulder and wherever else the future finds them. Firesign theater famously noted the “wherever you go, there you are.” They were obviously talking about our corporeal beings, which we take along with us most places most days. Our bodies are not us, but they ARE our responsibilities. They are on loan to us, and we should take care of them to avoid paying... Read More

Boulderite? Top Ten Hump Day “Tells” to Identify True Boulderites

January 3rd, 2024

  The Most Famous Boulder Flatirons; an Iconic Boulder View and Signature Image Top Ten Ways to Tell You’re a Boulderite on Hump Day: 1. You know it’s Wednesday when your morning jog includes more wildlife than people. Only in Boulder will a third of the morning animal spotting include protected species who have also made Boulder their home. Gray Rhinoceros Parent and Offspring    2. You’ve seriously considered replacing your office chair with a yoga ball… or already have. Or you’re going to McGuckins to look for a new one to replace your previous one. 3.... Read More

Commotion on Campus

October 7th, 2016

  Photo credit: UniversityParent.com This past Wednesday, a couple of unfortunate events took place. The first was waking up to an Amber Alert text message saying there was a man with a machete on campus and to act accordingly. I was still in bed so it didn’t really spark a reaction in me. Later, news came that the police had him under control. Again, no reaction from me because I had just assumed the situation would be taken care of. When you aren’t close to the situation at hand, you don’t really question your safety. It turns out that the police had shot and killed the man because... Read More

New Renewable Energy Goals Grow Across Country

October 8th, 2015

This past year, states all across the nation have been significantly increasing the percentage of renewable energy that they are aiming to achieve. On this past Wednesday, the 7th of October, new renewable energy goals for California were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The San Francisco Gate reported on the event. This bill requires that “by the end of 2030, half of California’s electricity will come from the wind, the sun and other renewable sources under a new law that sets one of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy targets”. Some other states that have done so already this... Read More