So this past weekend, I had the good luck to go up to the mountains. One of my friends’ grandparents has a condo in Vail, CO, and we got to take a small road trip up there for the weekend. I’ve been to Vail a few times during ski season, and it’s beautiful, but it is almost more gorgeous when it’s snow free. The time of year we picked was perfect because the leaves are still turning colors, and a valley full of yellow, orange, and red is breathtaking.
Biochemistry, Atmospheric/Oceanic Studies (ATOC) minor • Austin, Texas
I started out the day by going to a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect carving pumpkin. I found this great little patch no more than five miles from my apartment. There are so many little treasures like that in Boulder….and you don’t even have to travel very far.
This pumpkin patch had hay rides, a corn maze, kittens, goats, and a variety of pumpkins to choose from.
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado
I have always loved ping pong and have been a very competitive player for many years. When I was a freshman in high school, my father and I rescued a beat-up table from a yard sale, stripped the warped wood off the frame, and built a new table from scratch. That table saw hundreds of games and bore distinctive marks of character.
Political Science & History • Boulder, Colorado
Ah yes, the part of the semester where everyone gets a good bit busier. Midterms. For some reason it seems that professors choose the same two weeks to for all of their exams and due dates. However, a lot more is made of midterms than there really is to complain about.
This past weekend was so much fun! Friday we had a night in and watched a ton of movies, including my all time favorite movie, The Town. Saturday was a study day, which was definitely needed, and then at night I ended up having to help my friend go grocery shopping. Definitely a few lessons learned there. For example, when a guy says that he only needs to buy gatorade and chicken, don't be surprised when they get distracted and end up coming out with $150 worth of groceries. I was surprised to say the least.
This past Sunday, I got the opportunity to attend the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This race is a walk/run held in Denver to fundraise for breast cancer funds. There were thousands of people there and it was an awesome way to spend my Sunday. I attended Race for the Cure with my sorority. We met up in Denver bright and early and walked the 5K to support those who have survived and those who have passed from breast cancer. There were people everywhere and it was so great to see how many people support this cause.
I feel as though a blog post describing my own experience with the Boulder Flooding is worth sharing so that you get a student perspective! My apartment was completely fine, but some of my friends were less fortunate. Two of them lost all of their clothes in the basement closets of...
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