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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Well, school has started, but summer definitely hasn't ended. Boulder has been a little bit too warm for my liking, and all of us are counting down the days until the fall weather comes! It's so crazy that I've officially started Senior year. Like the title says, I've also started the last of my firsts. For example, my last time moving in to my sorority, Delta Delta Delta, my last first day of school, my last Italian class...I know that in Graduate school I'll have another first day of school and probably another Italian class, but it just won't be the same!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Back to School

Saturday, August 25, 2012

 

Here I am on the eve of the last day of summer break. On Monday morning, my carefree summer days will be replaced by a crazy schedule filled with class, work, and extracurricular. While that may not sound appealing, I am extremely excited to get back into the swing of life as a CU student.

This year, I am a senior, which means I will soon say goodbye to Boulder and life as a buff.  Say it isn’t so! This realization is what brought me to create a “Boulder Bucket List.”

1.       Meet Ralphie.

2.       Tube down Boulder Creek.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Money Money Money

Thursday, August 23, 2012

 

By now, you may have realized that school is expensive- tuition, books, food, and all of the little odds and ends that come with it. Luckily, there is a way to afford all of this…sort of. By getting a job!

On your mycuinfo page you will find a plethora of job openings under a plethora of categories. From on campus to off campus, waitressing or a desk job- you name it and it’s there!

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Packing Up!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The time has come to start packing up my things and move back out to beautiful Boulder! I can't believe that Saturday I'll be fully moved in and ready to start my senior year! So crazy. I have so much to look forward to this year. My Big, Kelsey (for those of you who don't know, a Big is kind of like a mentor in your sorority) is getting married in October, and I'm so happy for her. Also, a bunch of my friends and I are going on a perimeter ride down at Garden of the Gods, which is one of my favorite places in Colorado. Everyone should go if they get a chance!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Nostalgia

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I don't know if it's just because this is my last week before starting my senior year, but I've been really nostalgic lately. I think it's gotten worse since I've started tutoring two Spanish teenagers from Granada. Yesterday instead of learning about giving directions, we ended up talking about the things we missed from Spain, like the Bifruta (this juice that also has milk in it. Sounds gross, and it actually smells kinda gross, but woah does it taste good), chuches (little gummy candies), and paella. That talk definitely made me want to go back to Spain right away!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Helpful Hints

Sunday, August 12, 2012

 

As the fall semester nears closer, I find myself in a mix of emotions. In just a few days I will officially be a senior in college! As crazy as it may sound, I’m excited to leave the summer behind and start all of the activities that come with the new semester…even though I’m a little sad that it means that I’m one step closer to leaving CU.

Most of you probably aren’t entering your senior year. So, I decided to create a list of tips for incoming or transfer students. Hopefully this list helps you discover what kind of Buff you will be!

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Olympic Fever

Friday, August 10, 2012

I love the Olympics. The summer Olympics that is, I'm not a huge fan of the winter Olympics. So as you can imagine I have been glued to my TV for the past two weeks catching every event that I can! My favorite event is swimming, because I've been swimming competitively since I was about 6 years old. I've been a Michael Phelps fan since Athens, and I am so happy that he can now call himself the most decorated Olympian in history. What an honor. Kind of bummed that Ryan Lochte didn't really shine this time. But there is always Rio!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Back to Boulder

Monday, August 6, 2012

 

Hello!

I’m currently writing from my new apartment in the Spanish Towers in Boulder, Colorado. I could not be happier to be back.

Being back in Boulder means that the end of the summer is just around the corner, and this means that I will have to say goodbye to my job at the Capitol.

How do I say goodbye to a job that had the best hours, gave me great experience and was in a prime location? Luckily, I have Boulder to come home to so I suppose it will make the goodbyes a little easier.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

What a crazy week...

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Well I think the title says it all! This week was insane. It was the last week of my internship, which was really sad because the two people I work with both went back to Italy today. But on top of that, someone got fired at my other job so I had to pick up an insane amount of shifts! I guess that is good and all, since I'm getting paid, but I'm having a hard time remembering when I didn't smell constantly of chlorine! Tonight was also my friend's 21st birthday.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Happy birthday, Colorado!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

In case you haven’t noticed, I love Colorado. I love everything there is to do in Colorado, I love the mountains, I love pride, and this summer I grew to love the feeling of Colorado community. This has been an unusually hot and hard summer. Fires and tragedies called attention to our state internationally, but so did our pride.

August 1st is Colorado Day.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

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