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Boulder Bound! The First Weeks of My Senior Year!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I can't believe that I am a senior in college! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was a freshman moving into the residential halls. It’s crazy to think that I already had my last, first day of school ever! These first couple weeks of school have been filled with a lot of fun….and a little stress. I thought that I would be able to get back into the swing of school very easily since I had an intense internship over the summer through the Communication Department at CU. I was a promotions and marketing intern at WBT & WLNK of Greater Media Charlotte in North Carolina. Internships are extremely valuable for many reasons. Not only do you gain real world work experience, but internships look great on a resume! Anyway, I am now three and a half weeks into school and I feel very busy. This semester I am taking 16 credits and I have been to the Norlin library multiple times. I think that I just need to get back into the “groove” of college. Besides academics, I have enjoyed attending the first CU football game! CU played CSU (our rival) at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High. This is where the Denver Broncos play so it was a HUGE stadium! We beat CSU… which means we are undefeated!!  We also played Central Arkansas at our first home game of the season and beat them! We were supposed to have a football game at CU’s stadium this past Saturday, but the game got postponed due to the flood.

It is weird to think that I have experienced one of the worst floods in Colorado’s state history. It had been raining lightly at the beginning of the week, but when Wednesday evening (the 11th) came along, things got really bad, and bad fast. Before I knew it, there were huge rivers running through peoples backyards, down streets, and through underpasses. The main underpasses on campus were closed because there was feet and feet of water gushing through them. Classes were canceled the Thursday and Friday of that week. I was really happy that CU made that decision to close campus in order to keep students, faculty, staff, and the general population of Boulder safe. But let me tell you, it takes A LOT for CU to close campus (in 3 school years of being at CU, I have only had 3 closed campus days). Now that the rain has stopped, the CU community is standing together and helping those in need. It is great to see CU offer resources and help to students that had been extremely impacted by the flood. I am actually planning on volunteering this following weekend to help in whatever way I can in rebuilding Boulder. I was actually surprised that CU still looks in such great condition. I walked around campus and all the buildings are still beautiful as usual.

 

Madisen
Communication • Palo Alto, CA

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