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The University of Colorado Boulder was originally founded in 1876, five months before Colorado officially became a U.S. state, and now in 2014 the university boasts over 30,000 faces that have come to Boulder from all over the world.

The AboutBoulder photography team, including Joe Wirth and Travis Bildahl, explored the best spots across CU-Boulder for only just a handful of days and met some of the people that help make Boulder the number one American college town.

 

CU-Boulder's campus is place for more than just students. Dr. Lynn Lawerence and her fiancee Eric met last year on Valentine's Day and are getting married on the holiday next year. Lynn told me, "It's so nice to find love at 65." (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

CU-Boulder’s campus is a place for more than just students. Dr. Lynn Lawerence and her fiancee Eric met last year on Valentine’s Day and are getting married on the holiday next year. Lynn told me, “It’s so nice to find love at 65.” (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

Skateboarding is everywhere across campus. This is Joe Abruzzo sending it off a ledge outside of the Visual Arts Complex. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Skateboarding is everywhere across campus. This is Joe Abruzzo sending it off a ledge outside of the Visual Arts Complex. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

Taylor and Sabrina are in love with each other, but don’t tell their boyfriends. (Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

Henry White riding dirty at the VAC. (Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

Visual Bike Art. (Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

Senior Chemical Engineering major Aziz Alobaid from Kuwait hanging out a famous tree seat in Norlin Quad. He told me had never been to the U.S. before he came to CU and only saw pictures of the campus online before applying. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Senior Chemical Engineering major Aziz Alobaid from Kuwait hanging out at a famous tree seat in Norlin Quad. He told me he had never been to the U.S. before he came to CU and only saw pictures of the campus online before applying. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

Slacklining is one of the most popular sports on campus. (Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

A film student films with a 16mm camera. (Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

Jen and Emmi hanging out on Norlin. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Jen and Emmi hanging out on Norlin. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

Local filmmaker and CU student Susan Sebanc reads her book and stretches out by the Varsity Lake. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Local filmmaker and CU student Susan Sebanc reads her book and stretches out by the Varsity Lake. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Norlin Library. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Norlin Library. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

George King, Dustin Thomas and Jaron Hopkins of the CU Basketball team pose for the AboutBoulder team. (Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

Aerospace Engineering major Tom Johnson prepares his rocket for the E-days Celebration when anyone can come to the business field and make a rocket to launch into the lower atmosphere. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

Aerospace Engineering major Tom Johnson prepares his rocket for the E-days Celebration when anyone can come to the business field and make a rocket to launch into the lower atmosphere. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

"Knowledge and Time abide in the same place." (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

“Knowledge and Time abide in the same place.” (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

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Tzvi Darling is with the CU Jewish Group and travels around campus in a portable Sukkah. Follow @jewishbuffs for more information on weekly events. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

Lio is one of thousands of employees at CU-Boulder who make their living on campus. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

Everyone knows the bike guy by the UMC. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

 

(Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

penelope

 

 

(Photo: Travis Bildahl)

 

"Ramen is kind of like my sex life: quick, cheap and easy."

“Ramen is kind of like my sex life: quick, cheap and easy.”

 

This week is Poverty Awareness Week. Go check out the Nearly Naked Mile on Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Koenig Alumni Center. (Photo: Joseph Wirth)

 

(Photo: Joseph Wirth)

That wraps it up for the Campus Life edition of the Faces of Boulder. We’ll be taking pictures across campus a lot in the future in our daily posts and we’re always looking for reader submissions. If you have any pictures you’d like to share send them to facesofbouldersubmissions@gmail.com.

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