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Life as an Out of Stater

Thursday, December 18, 2014

When I was applying to colleges, I didn't know exactly where I wanted to go but I did know that I wanted to get out of California. This isn't because I hate being from California but just because I knew that I needed to see what my other options could be. My freshman year roommate was also from California, which helped me to realize that I would be able to easily make friends because not everyone would know everyone.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Picking Your Major

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Picking your major is a hard decision. Sorry if that seems a little obvious and blunt, but it's true. Picking something that you're going to study for the next four years or possibly the rest of your life is a big decision. But the good news is, you don't have to stick to one thing. Some schools that I applied to, you had to declare your major on your application and you were admitted into that program and it was near impossible to change. Luckily for me, CU Boulder is not like that and it is not as hard as some schools.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Finals Week

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Finals week is finally here and I still can't believe how fast this past semester has gone. Since the last time I took finals was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean while tanning, needless to say I've had a hard time focusing on these finals. This is the first time in a few years that I have had all five of my finals during finals week, since they are usually spread out over the last few weeks of school. Managing your time is incredibly important during finals week. Here are a few pointers of how to get through finals. 

1. Don't Procrastinate

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Senior Year Bucket List

Sunday, December 14, 2014

As the semester is quickly coming to a close, it's starting to hit me how little time left I have at CU Boulder. My roommates and I have started creating a bucket list for our last semester in college. 

1. Spend a Night in the Mountains

    A few of my friends from Colorado have cabins up in the mountains. All year, we have talked about spending a weekend up there to enjoy the snow and mountain air, but haven't been able to find time to get up there. We need to make sure before the Spring, to go up to the mountains to spend time with each other. 

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Why I Went Greek

Monday, December 8, 2014

When I came to CU Boulder my freshman year, my older sister, Katie, was a senior here. She had joined a sorority her sophomore year and absolutely loved being a part of Greek Life. I looked at her college career and thought about how much fun she looked like she was having and I decided that I wanted to join. I rushed my freshman year a few weeks into fall semester. I was really overwhelmed and could not sleep the night before because I was so nervous. I remember walking to the first house and hearing the chants of the sorority girls and felt my stomach drop.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Thanksgiving at Home

Friday, November 28, 2014

This past week, I have been back in my hometown in California for Thanksgiving break. I have gotten to spend a lot of time with my family and friends that I have known my entire life. Yesterday was Thanksgiving, and I must say that it was definitely one of the best yet. We started off the morning by watching Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving episode that actually aired the night before while my dad watched football in the other room.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Why I Chose CU

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

When I was a senior in high school, I told all of my friends and family that there was no way that I was going to CU Boulder. I am from a small town in California, where everybody seems to know my family and I was so ready to get away from all of that. My dad and both of my sisters went to CU Boulder and my mom went to grad school at CU Denver, so I was raised a Buff. My family has the 1990 National Championship football game on DVD, CU stickers on every car, cornhole with the CU logo on it, and even a bottle opener that plays the fight song.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Election Coverage

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

For my TV Production class, we had a special newscast for election coverage. We livestreamed the newscast and covered the election footage as it came in. This was our first show that wasn't completely scripted and it was really interesting to put on a real live newscast. We started the coverage at 7:00 PM and our teacher provided pizza for the entire class to make it a little more fun. We put on a segment every half an hour and shared more information as we found it out.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Semester at Sea

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Last semester, I left Boulder for fourth months and studied abroad. I chose the program Semester at Sea. In this program, I lived on a ship named the MV Explorer with about 500 students from universities around the world. While 90% of the students were from America, we had many students from around the world on board with us. While we were on the ship, we took classes and tests that I got credit from here at CU Boulder. My classes that I took were Religions of the World, Marriage and Family, Revolution Through Music, and Travel Writing.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

Broadcast Production

Friday, September 19, 2014

I get asked what my major is all of the time. No one really knows what I do for my major and even my best friends just say "aren't you communications or journalism or something like that?" And technically, yes, that's true, but it's much more specfic and interesting than just that. When I was in high school, I always enjoyed making videos. Whether that was filming something for school events or making random videos with my friends.

Stephanie
Broadcast Production • Danville, CA

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