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November 2012

Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Last week was Thanksgiving Break and I was lucky enough to get to go home. I'm from California, so I flew home on Friday night with my sister and about half of my high school. I was so excited to have a break from school for a little while and just relax for a whole week. When we got home, we ate a really good dinner and just hung out with the whole family. It was so nice to all be together again. The next day, we watched as Buffs football. It was pouring in my hometown and we couldn't help but think that we should've stayed in Boulder as the football game showed a warm and sunny day.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 29, 2012

             Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday. It really isn’t even close. I mean, what’s not to like? Family, friends, and a schmorgazborg (I’m pretty sure that not a real word) that lasts well past the Thanksgiving dinner itself.

 

            At CU, we have the full week of Thanksgiving off of school. So, most students head home and spend time with their families, and away from their studies. Finals are beginning to lurk on the horizon, so I for one really enjoyed the time to decompress.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Skies

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The late November Boulder sky has been something to marvel at lately. The early mornings and setting sun of the evenings stretch across the sky, an expansive canvas of pinks, oranges, and yellows bathing in the last remnents of the sun. The clouds, spilling out from the tips of the Flatirons, soak in the warm hues of dusk, coating the sky in a rich, velvety fabric that you could seemingly reach out and touch. A few evenings (and one Godforesaken early morning) this past week, I witnessed the artistry of Mother Nature when riding my bike or walking home from class.

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Birthday Time!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to me! I'm so happy that I got to celebrate my birthday out here! I had so much fun and I'm looking forward to celebrating even more with my friends who already graduated this weekend! Plus, I'm really glad my birthday is happening now, because with finals just around the corner, I need to start studying soon!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

Monday, November 26, 2012

 

 

Happy belated Thanksgiving!

I hope your breaks were all as good as mine was. I was able to go home for the week and spend some time with my family (and of course, my dog, Lucy, who is the real reason I like coming home). It was also nice to get a dose of warmer weather (even if only for a few days).

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

CU is the Place for Me

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Thanksgiving Fun

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Thanksgiving break was extremely relaxing, laid back, and most of all, really fun.  I got to sleep at home for a few nights, with my parents' house being about a 10 minute drive from my house on campus.  Break started a few days early with my birthday being the Thursday before break, and I had a great dinner at home with some of my extended family from Boulder and Denver, in addition to being with my roommates up on the Hill.  During break I was between both of my Boulder homes, sleeping with my parents all but two nights of break.

Max
Political Science & History • Boulder, Colorado

Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving break is coming to a close, and as always, it flew by too fast! I was able to go to Winter Park to a friend's cabin for a night with a morning full of skiing. Even without the snow, WP has made fake snow and the mountain was actually pretty fun to ski! On the way home from Winter Park I always stop at a little treat shop called Lewis Sweet Shop in Empire, Colorado. They make the most amazing milkshakes! They have at least 20 flavors to choose from, and if you order yours thick it's like a blended soft served piled twice as high in the cup.

Kylie
Psychology/Education • Centennial, CO

Home Again!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Well, I'm back at home and it is awesome. I have to admit, it was a bit weird having the house to myself, since my brother didn't get home until Tuesday. But it was nice to just hang out with my parents and my puppy! We got to go to Newburyport, which is a town on the North Shore, and see some of the damage from Sandy. Because Newburyport is the place where the Merrimack river and the ocean meet, there are these stone jetties built to control the turbulance and the mixing of the ocean and river.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Buffs Madness

Saturday, November 17, 2012

 

 

Not to worry, everybody...basketball season is underway, and the Buffs are off to a great start.  We are 3-0 and play Murray State, an Elite Eight team from last year, tomorrow night on ESPN in the championship of the Charleston Classic.

 

Max
Political Science & History • Boulder, Colorado

Quintessential

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 

It all started when *Ted moved out last summer. Ted was living with my guy friends, whose house we always, somehow, ended up hanging out at. When Ted initially moved in in May, he brought with him a nice microwave, a table, and a set of chairs. During the course of the year, those poor chairs and that pitiful table received all the abuses that accompany college living. Ted left after he graduated in May, assuring the guys that they could keep his table and chairs until he needed them again in October.

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Piece, Love, and Chocolate

Thursday, November 15, 2012

On the Pearl Street Mall, there is a little store called Piece, Love, and Chocolate. This store sells all things chocolate, from chocolate truffles to chocolate pasta. For my birthday, my sister gave me a cooking class at this chocolate store because she knows how much I love chocolate. There were a few different classes to choose from but we decided to choose the molten chocolate lava cake and served with three different sauces. This class looked like so much fun from the website and I couldn't wait to go and learn how to make this amazing dessert.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA