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December 2012

Finals Week

Monday, December 17, 2012

With finals week once again upon us, it's time to stop messing around and get down to work. This is a little bit hard when you know you won't see your friends for three weeks and just want to talk to them every minute that you can. My finals schedule this semester is a little bit brutal, with finals on Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and two of Wednesday. And to top it all off I am flying home Wednesday night straight after my final. At least I can sleep all day Thursday at home. I had a lot of studying to do, well I still do but a lot less. 

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Happy Holidays

Monday, December 17, 2012

 

I’m almost there!

Just three days, three final exams, and a two-hour plane ride remain between me and my return to Texas. It’s bittersweet however, because, as I’ve been trying to show all semester, life is pretty fun at CU. I’m definitely going to miss all of my fraternity brothers and other Boulder friends, but it will be nice to see my Texas friends as well. It’ll also be nice to not have to worry about how many layers to wear, as the weather is much warmer back home.

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

Finals Time!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

They're here! Today marks the first day of Finals Fall 2012. I have a test tonight in Creative Technology at 7:30 PM... super late and weird to have on a Saturday night! But I am excited to get it over with because then I have only one more test before I am home for break.

Kylie
Psychology/Education • Centennial, CO

Never Trust the Weatherman

Thursday, December 13, 2012

 

Never Trust the Weather Man

 

Growing up in Boulder, it didn’t take me long to realize to never trust the weatherman. Ever. As a result of Boulder’s unique geographic location with the mountains and everything weather patterns are especially unpredictable, so the weatherman really does have an unenviable job to begin with.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Final Finals

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In the past, my blog posts around finals definitely have note a panic in them. I'm frantic for a solid week as I ingest facts, numbers, data, theory. I'm freaking out as I churn out final research papers while trying to squeeze my extra credit assignments in. But this year, with finals broaching, that sense of urgency and panic has been replaced with a cool, collected focus. I make a list of things to get done, and then I do it. I'm currently getting ahead on some last-minute assignments instead of putting them off until four hours before the final.

Lauryn
International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fun with...finals?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

 

Yeah yeah, I know. Fun and finals should not go in the same sentence. But, you guys, it's almost the end of the semester, which means next semester is coming soon, which means that I will be a second semester senior, which means that I have to graduate...in a matter of months. I have to leave CU and get a job and become a grown up and actually apply everything I've learned in my time here to real life. 

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boulder History

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Growing up in the suburbs Boston, Massachusetts, I have been surrounded by history, whether I liked it or not. We would take field trips to walk on the Freedom Trail and see where Cripus Attucks was shot and the Boston Massacre occured. Living in Lexington, we ate lunch on the Green, where the first shot of the Revolutionary War was heard around the world. Every Patriots' Day, there is a reenactment of the first battle of the Revolutionary War at 6 in the morning, and the entire town either participates or shows up.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Weekend Warrior

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

This last weekend was one of the most fun ones yet! I think I had seven events total over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

Kylie
Psychology/Education • Centennial, CO

More Snow! And Finals.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

 

The semester is definitely coming to a close. Students are flocking to the library, the air is getting colder, and snow is on the ground.

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

Finals Study Tips

Friday, December 7, 2012

 

Hi All, with finals looming ominously overhead I thought that I would write this week’s blogs with some of my best study tips. I have gleaned most of these from professors and others and they have worked really well for me, and I hope they will for you too.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Wrapping Up

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Today I completed my second to last day of the week before the week before finals! So basically, I still have a week before finals start, which is fine by me - more time to prepare! The end of the semester projects start to wrap up around this time, so I've had a good amount of time to relax and do fun things before the real stress of studying kicks in!

Kylie
Psychology/Education • Centennial, CO

It's the Holiday Season!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year! As the holidays are fastly approaching, there is holiday spirit in the air. Everywhere you look in Boulder, there is something special to put you in the holiday mood. All of the shopping centers are decorated with strings of lights, wreaths, and garland. It just puts everyone in a great mood as they walk around in the cold weather, or as of right now, 70 degree weather. This is my favorite time of the year because everyone is smiling and laughing everywhere you look.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA