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Work Hard, Play Hard

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The title of this blog exemplifies my philosophy as a CU student. I work my butt off, and then I blow off a lot of steam. Somewhere in there, I find time to sleep- or I just overcompensate with copious amounts of coffee. This, however, isn't just my personal philosophy at CU, but I think it's pretty much everyone's. As your time in college ticks on, you gradually take on more and more responsibilites. You make more and more friends. You learn about different things to do in Boulder and in Colorado, and the idea of not being able to somehow do them all isn't acceptable.

International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bid Day

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

After a long and boring summer, I was ready to be back in Boulder for my sophomore year. I was so excited to be reunited with all of my friends and couldn't wait to get back into the swing of things. With my sorority's recruitment on top of new classes, I've been incredibly busy since I've been back in Boulder. This was all worth the work when we ran a successful recruitment in the second week of school and got to celebrate with a fun bid day! Bid day is the day that all of the new members join their sorority and go do something fun for their first day with their new sisters. 

Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Senior Year!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Hello! And welcome to another spectacular year of Mike Heffler's blog (this is year number 3 for those of you keeping score at home)! Get ready for a long-ish blog article because I have a lot to fill you in on. 

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


Sunday, September 16, 2012


International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Beauty

Sunday, September 16, 2012

This past weekend I was lucky enough to go on a hike in the Rocky Mountains with my family. We started the day fairly early (while it was still cool out) and headed up Highway 7 to our favorite spot just outside of Estes Park. We parked at Wild Basin and started our adventure on the Ouzel Falls trailhead. This hike is relatively easy, traveling about 4 miles total, with the exception of one steep climb up the mountain. I recommend this hike to anyone traveling to Colorado for the first time or looking for a fun activity to do with friends or family.

Journalism and Communication • Longmont, Colorado

Back In Business

Thursday, September 13, 2012


My first two weeks have been some for the books! I’m already busy with little commitments and events here and there, but I love always having something to look forward to and to do! We have already had our first two football games, but regardless of if we win or lose, I love the excited atmosphere that we Buff Fans create.

Psychology/Education • Centennial, CO

Bedroom Weight Pump

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Well school is back, which means that the energy around campus increases about 100x times from the summer (being from Boulder I took classes and still spent a good amount of time on campus over the break). For many students it also means that there needs to be a more concerted effort to stay active and fit, since school-work is now consuming a lot more time.


Marketing • Boulder, CO

Maybe You're Right

Monday, September 10, 2012

It all boils down to this: every test I took, every paper I wrote, every class I showed up late to. It all comes to my alleged 'developed critical thinking skills' and 'ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.' That's right, these last four years are culminating into the scariest thing I can imagine: not going to school.

International Affairs, Anthropology • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ready. Set. Study!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


There are so many things to do here at CU that sometimes I forget that I’m also enrolled in classes too. With those classes comes reading, quizzes and of course tests. With class in full swing, I’m sure some of you have exam dates approaching. I know I do. Now it’s time to get to studying!

International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Ohhh boy!

Friday, September 7, 2012

The stress has begun! I already feel like I've been here for a month, but it's only been two weeks! I already had an essay due this past Tuesday, and I have three more due next week! Plus two quizzes next week as well. Needless to say, I guess this is why people say not to tak 21 credits! But I just had a meeting about my Honors Thesis and I'm really excited about my topic! I'm still deciding between focusing on women during Fascism, or Futuristic women.

Italian • Boston, MA