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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This past week as been pretty laid back, but pretty interesting at the same time. My brother had his college orientation over the weekend. Sadly he will not be becoming a Buff like I had hoped (he wants to stay close to home), but a Wheaton Lyon! I'm so proud of him! It was interesting hearing about his orientation and then thinking all he way back to mine. Hard to think that it was only three summers ago, but it already seems so long ago. I think the funniest part about my orientation was sitting next to a boy that I would end up hanging out with for majority of my freshman year.

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Colorful Colorado

Monday, June 11, 2012

Today, I was on the road at 6am driving from Denver to Colorado Springs for jury duty. Waking up early, commuting and participating in this particular civic duty could be a recipe for a severe case of the Mondays for some, but I enjoyed it. I25 greeted me with sunshine and I didn’t mind the views one bit.

I love Colorado.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

MAYMESTER + What to Expect from Me

Saturday, June 9, 2012

For the first (and last) time, I'm taking summer classes. The reasons being: I don't want to take 19 credit hours as usual during my final semester (Fall 2012) and would like to get much of the load out this summer. Also, I don't have an internship at home this summer so I might as well get 9 credits out of the way.

Anyway...

Summer classes are highly underated. I think everyone should take at least one before they graduate, especially during Maymester.

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Summertime in the City

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My view of the Capitol from my parking spot

Summertime is in full swing! 

This summer has been such an adventure already.

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

Back Stateside!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Well, I've been home for about a week. It's crazy to think that I got home only a week ago, but it already seems like months ago. The weather has been so cold and rainy that it's making it even tougher to not be on the tropical beaches of Alicante! I miss my host family a lot, and my Spanish friends. But it's been fun to be reunited with my friends and family here. 

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Our time is coming to an end...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sorry for the lack of post last week! It was a very sad and somewhat stressful couple of days. The lower two programs left on Saturday, and on Friday we had our catamaran adventure! It was amazing. Wonderful day (really hot too, up to 90 degrees!) and really good food. They even stopped the catamaran in the middle of the Bay of Alicante and let us jump off the swim! It was pretty cool looking at the entire city of Alicante from the water. Picture time!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Finals Time

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hey everyone,

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

Last Weekend with the Program

Friday, May 4, 2012

Well, the time has arrived. My program and the group below me will be leaving next weekend:( It's weird though. We all know it's going to happen, but, due to finals next week, we haven't exactly started thinking about it. Which is good I guess. Better to be sad after finals. It's going to be really strange having half of the Americans gone. At least some of my friends from the higher program will still be here!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

Little Known Secrets in StudyVille, Boulder II

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I did a post of favorite study hideouts last semester and this semester, I have a bunch more:

The library is probably not your best bet to get work done quietly and alone (I have barely ever studied in the library).

1. JILA Tower.

2. Department Labs (For me, I have access to the KESDAL lab at the GEOG building. You should have access to special rooms and labs in your department building after hours).

3. UMC 5th Floor.

4. Off-campus local Coffee Shops.

5. BOLD Center, Engineering.

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

What Your Teacher Knows That You Don't Know

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ever felt smarter than your teachers or just wasting your time asking you to come to class?

Well, there's something your teacher knows that you don't...

EXAM QUESTIONS!

'Funmi
Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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