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April 2012

Spring Formal

Monday, April 30, 2012

This past weekend was my fraternity's annual spring formal weekend, and I'm now so ready to be done with school and move on to summer.

Mike
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas

CU Quirks

Monday, April 30, 2012

CU is a quirky school-- its idiosyncracies make it all the more loveable. Here are a few I could think up off the top of my head:

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

May Days: The Challenge

Monday, April 30, 2012

 

May is the most challenging month for CU students. Their final papers, final projects, and final exams intertwine with one another in what can be a menacing way for procrastinators (read: most of the student population). All of the sudden, students confine themselves to the twenty-four hour section of Norlin Library, frantically trying to squeeze everything in. Though this isn’t so different from finals in December, the real challenge is in being forced to stay inside, deprivied of the ability to enjoy the day.

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Summertime Plans

Monday, April 30, 2012

 

This summer is approaching at a rapid speed—I can’t believe tomorrow is going to be the first of May! The best part, for me at least, is all the exciting things I have going on this summer.

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

AED Initiation and Senior Night- The Last Hoorah!

Monday, April 30, 2012

 

Hi Friends!

Perri
Psychology, Elementary Education • Irvington, New York

The To Do List Just Keep on Growing...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Even though I have been in school for the past 16 years of my life (if that doesn't make me feel old, I don't know what will,) I have still yet to understand why teachers think that the last two weeks of the semester is the PERFECT time to give all of the projects, presentations, and papers possible. This past week was filled with 3 presentations and an exam, while the week that is coming up has 2 presentations, a final project, an essay and a debate. Then comes finals week! Ugh.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Graduation Paperwork

Friday, April 27, 2012

Can it be? Is it really so? You want my permanent address so you can... gasp... send me my diploma?

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Cast off-- Celebrate good health!

Friday, April 27, 2012

 

WHOO!!! The day has come! After five weeks of being confined to a cast around my wrist, the doctors finally sawed that baby off. It was the most liberating feeling, even though my ligaments and muscles are still pretty tight. Now I can ride my bike again, I can open doors again, I can put on socks again, and I can use a can opener! It’s really amazing to realize the simple tasks that are actually quite difficult to do when you don’t have access to both of your hands.

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Costa Rica!

Friday, April 27, 2012

 

Spring break is the perfect respite between the semester—it falls right after mid terms are over and reenergizes you for the last push of the semester. This year, I went to Costa Rica with my family for one last family trip. Though I had broken my wrist a few weeks before, I came equipped with a water proof cast, plenty of sun screen, and a thirst for some adventure!

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Spring Break Build Up... To travel or not to travel?

Friday, April 27, 2012

 

A few days before Spring Break, the anticipation regarding my plans was getting unbearable. Either I was going to be taking a trip to Costa Rica with my family—enjoying the sun, checking out the rain forest, seeing wildlife and learning to surf—or getting surgery on my fractured wrist. I was definitely hoping for the first option since, as my last spring break ever, I really wanted to spend some quality time with my mom and my sister.

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Greek Week

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This past week was Greek Week for sororities and fraternities. Each sorority is paired up with one or two fraternities and compete in different competitions throughout the week. This years theme, decided by the panhellenic board, was tv channels. The different themes were themes such as entertainment television, tv land classics, and nickoledon tv shows. My team's theme was animal planet so we had our competitions revolving around things to do with animals. 

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Words With Friends and Myself.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Random  issues that have come up with friends and acquantances (and my own self) over the past few months:

1. 'O' is a letter and '0' is a number. It is ridiculous that we put 'O' in place of zero. How does F-U-N-M-I-L-A-Y-Zero sound?

2. Song of the year: Gift of Acceptance by Idan Raichel and India Arie.

"We can debate till the end of time who's wrong and who si right

Or I can honor your choices and you can honor mine..."

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria