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My Swan Song

Friday, May 1, 2015

Freshman year of college is an iconic milestone, multiple movies have been centered around moving in and the life-changing experiences that are supposed to follow. I was terrified for my Freshman year, I was convinced that I was going to be the only person at CU without friends, flunk out my first semester, and then be destined to a life of riding the rails. Obviously this quite reasonable fear didn’t come to fruition, I made friends (multiple! I have more than 2,) did pretty well in school, and only came close once to absconding to a life of little to no responsibilities.

Piper
Speech Language Hearing Sciences • Lyons, CO

Preparing for Graduation

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With the school year winding down and final projects being turned in, it's finally that time that I have been dreading for the past four years. I remember packing up my dorm room freshman year on the verge of tears because I didn't want to leave my roommate and my friends. I knew that I would never be in that room again (even though I was wrong because I knew the girl who had it the next year). And on top of that, the minute that I was done moving myself out, I had to walk over to my sister's graduation.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Goodbye Freshman Year... Hello Finals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It’s crazy for me to think that nine months have actually passed since I was the scared freshman moving into my dorm room. Everyone tells you that college goes by in the blink of an eye, but I’m really starting to believe it.  It feels like yesterday that I barely knew anyone here on campus and now I am already a fourth of the way done. If I have one piece of advice for you its to enjoy all your time at whatever college you chose to go to!

Kendall
Marketing • Louisville, CO

Eating My Way Through Boulder

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I love food. Anywhere and anytime. I have found that whether you are looking for a late night snack, fancy dinner with the family, a quick lunch on the go, or anything else, Boulder has it all! 

For a scrumptious breakfast try ...

The Buff: Always crowded on a Saturday, but always worth it.  Check out their funky coffee drinks, and my personal favorite the breakfast burger. 

Snooze: Another popular spot on Saturday mornings, but worth the wait for their pancakes!

 

Late night snackers …

Molly
Business, Marketing • San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Everyone Should Study Abroad

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring and fall semesters are very different. In the fall, you get to attend football games, enjoy the changing leaves, and celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now that it's spring semester, I'm starting to realize that I have been doing a ton of different things than I have done in the past two years. It's been a long time since I have gotten to have a Greek Week, see the tulips down on Pearl Street, or even have a Spring Break. This is because I studied abroad last spring semester and haven't had a Boulder Spring since sophomore year.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

À Bientôt, Mes Amis!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bonjour toute le monde! 

I hope everyone is doing well! We are approaching the end of the semester, and I have three weeks left in the semester.  This is a first for me... I am not stressed about the end! My classes here are somewhat easier than they are back at CU, but I think what is mostly contributing to the lack of stress I am feeling is the Southern French lifestyle of relaxation and enjoying life to the fullest. 

Nina
Linguistics; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences • Centennial, CO

I was told there'd be naps

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In high school, summers were my opportunity to do what I love to do most, nothing. However, in college, summers are no longer simply opportunities to hang out with friends. Around the beginning of April I started getting the question “What are you doing this summer?” Apparently, “sleeping” is not an appropriate response.

Piper
Speech Language Hearing Sciences • Lyons, CO

A Gloriously Full Weekend in the South of France

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bonjour tout le monde! 

Firstly, Happy Earth Day! I hope you are all cutting back on your energy usage today. Unplug those appliances! Turn off those lights! Walk, bike, public transit your way around! We only get one world, let's protect it. 

Alright, rant over. 

Nina
Linguistics; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences • Centennial, CO

Greek Week

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Last week was my last ever Greek Week. Greek Week is a all-Greek event where sororities and fraternities get randomly paired up to compete against each other. While I was abroad, my sorority won Greek Week so we definitely had a target on our back this year. The pressure was on to do well and try to win it again two years in a row. Teams get points in Greek Week by number events that you win or place in and how many participants show up at the events. This encourages a ton of people to come to the events all week and show their support for their team.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

An Especially Typical College Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today I was the quintessential college student. I woke up late, grabbed whatever food was closest to me, and ran to class. After class, I had SWAP office hours and then I started working on a paper that is due tomorrow. A quick disclaimer that this level of procrastination is highly unadvised, but very common among the college student species. I worked on the paper for several hours, drank an enormous cup of caffienated tea (rebel. My new thing is actually caffienated coffee), and went to a reading at Norlin Library. 

Bea
Creative Writing/Political Science • Colorado Springs, CO

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