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Student Life Abroad

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hello all,

 

Since I am abroad in Istanbul, I thought I would compare some similarities and differences between being a student at CU, and one in Istanbul, here's what I got:

 

1. The class load is much heavier abroad: The average student takes 8-10 classes per semester in Turkey in order to graduate within 4 years. At CU, you only have to take 5 in order to graduate in four years.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Being Away for Disaster

Monday, September 23, 2013

As many of you know, the city of Boulder was met with torrential, ad very destructive flooding last week. I was born and raised in Boulder, and there has never been anything like this flooding. We do occassionally get wildfires that can be destructive, but nothing on this level has happened in recent memory.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

A Semester Abroad

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hello All,

 

I figured it would be good to introduce myself, and explain my situation before I spend the entire semester posting things about a place very far from Boulder and CU.

 

For the fall of this year, I am studying abroad in Istanbul at Bahçesehir University (BAU, I have no idea where the A comes from in that acronym, but that's what they call it) through the Syracuse Abroad Program. I am here with a group of 16 American students, representing 5 different universities (since it is a Syracuse program, about 9 of the 16 students are from Syracuse).

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Boulder Style

Friday, April 19, 2013

A few years ago Boulder was awarded/insulted by two different magazine write-ups. In one Boulder was ranked the Worst-dressed city in America. In another Boulder's populace was voted the "Best to look at Naked."

 

Well, walking around town I have certainly seen my fair share of fashion faux paus. However, let's be real, the reason people wear such horrible clothing is because they're so comfortable. So, I have compiled a few steps on how to fit dress right in Boulder:

 

1. Bucket hats are cool.

 

2. Socks and Sandals are A-OK (see picture)

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Making the Switch to Gmail

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hey all,

 

I was perusing Twitter this morning and saw a tweet about how our CU email system has transitioned into Google. Until now, we have been on a system called "CU Link," which really just wasn't great. The interface was outdated, and each account was alloted a meager 200 MB. It was difficult to load contact information, and there was no way to remain signed in, so you were always logging back into your email.

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Pets on Campus

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The other day I realized that I know a lot of people with pets.

 

The residence halls don't allow anything with dander. So basically you can only have a fish in the dorms. 

 

However, once you move off campus, there are many landlords who will let you have a pet in a rental house. Some make you put up and a slightly larger deposit, but if you have a pet you want to bring with you, you can just look around for leases that are pet friendly.

Here are some pictures of pets owned by me or my friends.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Buffs are dancing

Thursday, March 21, 2013

As is common knowledge, March is the best sports month of the year. Today marks the first day of the NCAA tournament this year. Already we have seen a few upsets, and as I am writing this, the Pac-12 sits at 1-0 with an Oregon upset over Oklahoma State.

 

Tomorrow, the Buffs are playing Illinois in Austin, TX. For the first time in 50 years, the Buffs have made the NCAA tournament for consecutive years. Naturally, I am really excited about this, and I am looking for the Buffs to pull it's second first round upset in as many years.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Peyton F. Manning (The F is for...)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

On Tuesday the Broncos signed Wes Welker to kick off NFL free agency. In case you somehow missed the biggest story in football this last year, the Broncos also have Peyton.

 

I have had the good fortune of actually seeing Peyton play live, and let me tell you, his throwing motion is as close to bliss as anything I've ever seen. It's like watching honey slowly slide down a wall, golden, sweet, and fluid. Truly lovely.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

Casa Bonita

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I didn't have much to write about this week, but I was searching through my old photos and I came across an awesome picture that prompted this week's blog.

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

On The Road

Friday, March 1, 2013

I am coming to you live from Boise, Idaho (which, as a side thought, is a very nice city).

 

Griffin
Marketing • Boulder, CO

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