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COLLEGE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SCARY, IT'S ABOUT WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.
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get scary and intimidating at times. For some, it’s a new environment with new places to learn and new people to meet. On top of that, your assignments are more challenging and learning to navigate and balance life and school ěþű ƪĩĩů ĢŎǲȀěƿŦƷ ܒ æŻƿ ĢŻűܼƷ ţűŻǜ Ʒŉĩ controls and it seems like everyone else knows what they’re doing except you, but that’s far from the truth. Regardless of where people are at in their journey one universal truth remains the same: No one actually knows what they’re doing either and that feeling of worry in the pit of your stomach, doubting if you’re even capable of handling all of this responsibility at once and whether or not you’ll be able to succeed is in all of us. Like anyone, doubt and fear can creep up behind corners when we least expect it and for a moment, can throw ƿƪ ŻǲŁ łƿþƢĢ ܒ Sű ƷŉŻƪĩ ůŻůĩűƷƪ ŻŁ ȀłŉƷ ŻƢ ǴŦŎłŉƷ ŎƷܼƪ ĩþƪǢ ƷŻ ŦŻƪĩ ĚþŦþűěĩ܌ stamina, and you might end up getting
a scrape or two. And in that situation, where everything looks bleak, that’s when you have to remember that there’s a reason why you’re here and there’s a reason why you’ve come this far. Up until this point you’ve battled and faced so many monsters, college is just another obstacle for you to get across. ÃƪĩǜŉþƷǢŻƿܼǛĩŦĩþƢűĩĢ܌ȀűĢƢĩƪŻƿƢěĩƪ around you, look for people who can help, and most importantly don’t give ƿƟ ܒ SƷůþǢ ƷþţĩǢŻƿ ŦŻűłĩƢ ƷŉþűŻƷŉĩƢƪ or you might have to come back and try again, and as frustrating as it may be, know that everyone, in our own time, all complete our journey one way or another.
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DROPPING A CLASS SHOULDN’ T DROP STUDENTS ’ CONF IDENCE
ŁŻƢ ŎƷ ܓ àŎƷŉĢƢþǜ þűĢ Ʒþţĩ űŻƷĩ ŻŁ what was wrong with the class and ǜŉǢ ŎƷĢŎĢűܼƷǜŻƢţ ŻƿƷ ܒ FþŎŦŎűłŉþŦŁ - ǜþǢƷŉƢŻƿłŉƷŉĩƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢþűĢĢŻűܼƷ ƷŉŎűţ Ʒŉĩ łƢþĢĩ Ŏƪ ƢĩěŻǛĩƢþĚŦĩ ܓ FŎűĢ out what the last date is to withdraw (which can be found on the Aca- demic Calendar for Fall 2020) and take the W (withdraw) instead of the F (failed) proudly. ȃŻƿłŉţĩĩƟŎűůŎűĢƷŉĩĩǲŁĩěƷƪ ƷŉþƷ þ ǜŎƷŉĢƢþǜ ŉþƪ Żű þ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷܼƪ Financial Aid package, if the credits beginning taken were to drop below the amount needed to be a full-time student (12 credits) then their Finan- cial Aid package changes. Setting an appointment with the Finical Aid ŻǲȀěĩƷŻƪĩĩŉŻǜƷŉĩàþǲŁĩěƷƪƷŉŎűł ȀűŎěþŦŦǢ Ŏƪ ŉŎłŉŦǢ ƢĩěŻůůĩűĢĩĢ ܒ Reason being is that while a W does ƪŉŻǜ ƿƟ Żű þ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷܼƪ ƷƢþűƪěƢŎƟƷ܌ ƷŉŎƪ à ŉþƪ űŻ ĩǲŁĩěƷ Żű Ʒŉĩ G£ and ultimately acts as if the student ŉþĢűܼƷ Ʒþţĩű Ʒŉĩ ěŦþƪƪ Ŏű Ʒŉĩ ȀƢƪƷ place. Depending on how far the semester has gone, their will how- ĩǛĩƢĚĩĢŎǲŁĩƢĩűƷ ěŻűƪĩơƿĩűěĩƪŻű þ withdraw, from the inconvenience ŻŁ ȀűĢŎűł Ʒŉĩ ĚƿƷƷŻű Żű Ʒŉĩ Ã ' ěěĩƪƪ ƟŻƢƷþŦ܌ ƟþǢŎűł þ ݘڏڏڐ Ȁűĩ ƷŻ ƷŉĩFŎűþűěŎþŦŎĢŻǲȀěĩ܌ƷŻŉþǛŎűłƷŻ get both a counselor and professor to ƪŎłűŻǲŁŻűƷŉĩǜŎƷŉĢƢþǜ܌þǼƷĩƢǜþƢĢƪ still pending on whether the class will be withdrawn or not. ȃĩ ƷŎůĩ ŻŁ ǜŎƷŉĢƢþǜþŦ ŁƢŻů þ class also has a factor in deciding if a student receives their tuition back or if they must continue paying for
WITHDRAWING CAN BE A SIGN OF GROWTH
Opinion by Aman Tewolde
A s the days draw closer to the Fall Semester, many new stu- dents have begun to plan out schedules and pathways that consist of many classes and credits while ŦŻŻţŎűłŁŻƢǜþƢĢƷŻƷŉĩŎƢȀƢƪƷƪĩůĩƪ - ter. While support through this daunting task of selecting classes is readily available, there is a lack of support on when and how to with- draw from a course, usually followed by guilt and a drop in self-esteem. ȃŎƪƪŉŻƿŦĢűܼƷĚĩƷŉĩěþƪĩƪĩĩŎűłŉŻǜ students already struggle in classes. àŉĩƷŉĩƢ ěŦþƪƪ ěŻűƷĩűƷ Ŏƪ ĢŎǲȀ - cult or life gets in the way of being able to properly study, inevitably some students will feel like they have ƷþţĩűƷŻŻůþűǢěŦþƪƪĩƪŻƢƷŉŎƪǜþƪűܼƷ the right time to take a certain class. 'ŻĩƪƷŉþƷůĩþűŎƷܼƪƷŎůĩƷŻěƿƢŦŎűþ ĚþŦŦþűĢȀűĢþłŻŻĢƟŦþěĩƷŻěƢǢ ܓ tŻƷ just yet and hopefully not anytime soon if the right actions are taken, and students know how withdraws ěþűþǲŁĩěƷƷŉĩů ܒ While withdrawing from a class can be seen in a bad light, really it can be a savior in a tough spot. Starting to realize the class ǜþƪűܼƷ þŦŦ ŎƷ ƪĩĩůĩĢ ƷŻ Ěĩ ĩűƢŻŦŦŎűł
THE PLOT THICKENS Stalling Dreams
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DROPPING A CLASS CAN SOMETIMES BE THE RIGHT CHOICE. I l lust rat ion: Rigby Guer roro ! The Sent ry
the class. Better to decide earlier ƷŉþűŦþƷĩƢĚƿƷǜŎƷŉĢƢþǜŎűłƪŉŻƿŦĢűܼƷ be hurting other classes or causing massive stress. Feeling bad about having to ĢƢŻƟþ ěŦþƪƪ ŎƪűŻƢůþŦĚƿƷ ƪŉŻƿŦĢűܼƷ feel like the end of the world. What ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ĢŻ þǼƷĩƢ Ʒŉĩ ǜŎƷŉĢƢþǜ is what really matters, and it can really make or break the remaining semester. Taking that feeling of withdrawing from a class and put- ting it towards passing the rest the ěŦþƪƪĩƪ ǜŎƷŉ ǴŦǢŎűł ěŻŦŻƢƪ Ŏƪ þ łƢĩþƷ ǜþǢƷŻűŻƷŻűŦǢƢĩǴŦĩěƷŻűǜŉþƷǜĩűƷ wrong but working on doing better the next time around. College is about learning, and ŎƷ ơƿŎěţŦǢ ěŻůĩƪ ƷŻ ƢĩþŦŎǬþƷŎŻű ƷŉþƷ
failure is a professor that follows every student on their journey, but just like any other professor, you should learn from it and take the lessons to heart and keep moving forward. Dropping a class should ĚŻŻƪƷ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ěŻűȀĢĩűěĩ Ŏű ţűŻǜ - ŎűłǜŉĩűƷŉŎűłƪþƢĩűܼƷǜŻƢţŎűłŻƿƷ܌ ƪƷŻƟƟŎűł ƷŻ łĩƷ þ ĢŎǲŁĩƢĩűƷ ǛŎĩǜ Żű the situation and further push their drive in coming back and doing bet- ter the next time around or whatever challenges that may arise down the road. ŻűȀĢĩűěĩ ěŻůĩƪ ŁƢŻů ĩǡƟĩ - rience and dropping a classis one ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ůþűǢ ĩǡƟĩƢŎĩűěĩܼƪ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ should have and be relieved that they did.
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while scribing and when sitting down to review them. Communication with profes- sorsis the most underrated tool in ƷŉĩĚŻǡ ܒ £þƢƷŎěŎƟþƷĩůŻƢĩþěƷŎǛĩŦǢŎű ěŦþƪƪ܋ ƢĩƪƟŻűĢ ƷŻ ŻƢ þƪţ ơƿĩƪƷŎŻűƪ ܒ ßŎƪŎƷŻǲȀěĩŉŻƿƢƪþƷŦĩþƪƷŻűěĩĩǛĩƢǢ ǜĩĩţ ŻƢ ƷǜŻ ܒ SŁ ƷŉþƷ ŎƪűܼƷ ƟŻƪƪŎĚŦĩ܌ reach out by email. Let professors know if personal struggles in the background are complicating aca- demic performance. ®ŎƷƿþƷŎŻűƪ ƷŉþƷ þƢĩűܼƷ ĢŎƢĩ܌ ŦŎŁĩ ܮ or-death issues can still corrode Żűĩܼƪ ƟĩƢŁŻƢůþűěĩ ܒ /Ǜĩű ŎŁ ƷŉĩƢĩ ŎƪűܼƷ þ ƪĩƢŎŻƿƪ ĩůĩƢłĩűěǢ܌ ĢĩǛĩŦŻƟ - ing a relationship (sometimes even a friendship) with the professor makes it possible to have some sort of leniency or extra help extended to ĩǛĩƢǢŻűĩ܌ ǜŉŎěŉ ǜŎŦŦ ĚĩűĩȀƷ ěŦþƪƪ - mates, too. Be polite, truthful, and ŁŻƢƷŉěŻůŎűł ܫ ŎƷĢŻĩƪűܼƷŉƿƢƷƷŻþƪţ for help! NŎĢŎűł ǴŦþǜƪ Ŏƪ Ʒŉĩ ŎűƪƷŎűěƷƿþŦ and comfortable preference. It takes bravery to admit shortcomings and ƷŻ ƢĩơƿĩƪƷ þƪƪŎƪƷþűěĩ ܒ àŉĩƷŉĩƢ ŎƷܼƪ future employers, graduate schools, or professional schools, come- Ěþěţ ƪƷŻƢŎĩƪ þƢĩ ŻǼƷĩű þĢůŎƢĩĢ ܒ ȃĩǢ ƪŉŻǜ ǜŉŻ Ŏƪ ƢĩƪŻƿƢěĩŁƿŦ þűĢ resilient enough to recover from mistakes. Being prepared and succeeding initially is the safe and favored path, but in case of failure… As Winston Churchill said: tĩǛĩƢŦĩƷþłŻŻĢěƢŎƪŎƪłŻƷŻǜþƪƷĩ
W ŉĩű Żűĩ ȀƢƪƷ łĩƷƪ ƷŻ college, one may feel ěŻűȀĢĩűƷ þĚŻƿƷ ěŻű - ơƿĩƢŎűłƷŉĩŎƢěŻƿƢƪĩǜŻƢţ ܒ ƿƷǜŉþƷ happens when one fails to meet ƷŉĩŎƢ Żǜű ĩǡƟĩěƷþƷŎŻűƪ ܓ űĢ ǜŉþƷ ŉþƟƟĩűƪŎŁŻűĩþěƷƿþŦŦǢŁþŎŦƪþěŦþƪƪ ܓ Evaluate why the downfall came about. Honesty allows problems to be addressed at the root. Be real- istic about how many classes and þěƷŎǛŎƷŎĩƪ þƢĩůþűþłĩþĚŦĩ ܒ SƷܼƪ ŉþƢĢ to say no. Although there are now fewer items on a resume, students ěþű ěŻűěĩűƷƢþƷĩ Żű þ ƪƟĩěŎȀě þěƷŎǛ - ity and emerge with more profound accomplishments! tĩǡƷ܌ ƟŦþű þŉĩþĢ ůŻƢĩ ƷŉŻƢ - ŻƿłŉŦǢ ܒ Sű Ʒŉĩ ȀƢƪƷǜĩĩţ ŻŁ ěŦþƪƪĩƪ܌ take all class syllabi and review all major due dates and exams. Write all dates into a paper calendar in addition to a digital calendar, such þƪ þ ƟŉŻűĩ ܒ ®ĩƢǛŎěĩƪ ŦŎţĩ GŻŻłŦĩ þűĢ rŎěƢŻƪŻǼƷ Ɵƿƪŉ ƢĩůŎűĢĩƢƪ Żű phones and laptops to cover all bases. Multiple reminders can be set weeks, days, or hours before ĩþěŉ ƢĩƪƟĩěƷŎǛĩ ĢþƷĩ ܒ ȃŎƪ Ŏƪ ŉĩŦƟ - ful to the absentminded, because STEPS TO TAKE TOWARDS SUCCESS Opinion by Aarti Dureja
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it keeps them on track and curbs procrastination. A document breaking down each day of the week by the half- hour is useful as both a plan for activities, homework, class, and ŻǲȀěĩ ŉŻƿƢƪ ܒ SƷ þŦƪŻ ƟƢŻǛŎĢĩƪ ŁĩĩĢ - back about time expenditure. A comparison of the planned schedule versus the executed schedule obliges one to confront and tamp down on time-sinking habits. ÃƷŎŦŎǬĩ ěŦþƪƪ ƷŎůĩ ĩǲȀěŎĩűƷŦǢ by practicing active mindfulness. Try ditching the laptop, which can
become a source of distractions instead of a notetaking tool. Instead, try picking up paper, pencils, and colorful pens. Hand-writing notes compels one to exercise more cog- nitive power and focus meticulously on what the professors are saying: It ƢĩơƿŎƢĩƪŦŎƪƷĩűŎűłěþƢĩŁƿŦŦǢ܌ƢĩǜŻƢĢ - ing ideas, and thinking through every letter painstakingly written. SƷܼƪ ůŻƢĩ ĩűłþłŎűł Ʒŉþű ơƿŎěţ þűĢ easy keystrokes. Colorful ink keeps notes attrac- tive and organized and upregulates memory-related processes, both
come August. B R E T T L A G E R B L A D E D I S C U S S E S C L U B S P O R T S AT C U D E N V E R CU DENVER OFFERS EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR EVERY STUDENT ĚǢSƪþŎþŉrþűěŉþ
Now, for the big question: how does one join the sport? “Some teams host try-outs and make cuts, but most teams welcome all experi- ence levels!” Lagerblade exclaimed. As for the requirements needed to be a participant in a said sport, CU Denver notes that a student must be enrolled in at least one credit hour to be involved. However, some of the clubs may require more than just that. “Our program does not have þ ƪƟĩěŎȀě G£ ƢĩơƿŎƢĩůĩűƷ܌ ĚƿƷ teams must abide by any require- ments set forth by their governing bodies.” Lagerblade adds. Students can reach out to the captains of the sport that they are most interested in by either visiting the CU Denver Club Sports page or by visiting their page on Facebook to learn more about other requirements that they may need. ȃĩƢĩ Ŏƪ Żűĩ ƷŉŎűł ƷŉþƷ ƪƷƿ - dents should keep on their mind when choosing to join a sport: fees. According to the Club Sports FAQ on the CU Denver website, “each club has its own set of member- ship dues that each member pays.” ȃŎƪůþǢ ƪŻƿűĢ ŻǛĩƢǜŉĩŦůŎűł܌ ĚƿƷ it’s not that bad necessarily. Club Sports are funded by student fees, meaning that as a club, there is an opportunity to apply for funding to decrease the cost of participation. Even so, if a student does feel over- whelmed, has second thoughts, or is shy and nervous to join a sport, Lagerblade and the Wellness Center are more than happy to lend out a helping hand.
C ollege can be tough, especially for freshmen coming in right þǼƷĩƢ ŉŎłŉ ƪěŉŻŻŦ ܒ hƿěţŎŦǢ܌ there are many activities that will help release the stress one may come across when on campus. Besides the usual binging of TV shows, nap taking, and the occasional visit to Ʒŉĩ łǢů܌ Ã 'ĩűǛĩƢ ŻǲŁĩƢƪůŻƢĩ ƷŻ students with a variety of club sports to participate in. In a recent interview with Brett Lagerblade, Assistant Director for Competitive Sports, students are given many options to choose from when it comes to sports. Brett has been here at CU Denver for more than 15 years. Before becoming þű ƪƪŎƪƷþűƷ 'ŎƢĩěƷŻƢ܌ ŉĩ ǜþƪ ȀƢƪƷ an Academic Advisor, then a Club Sports Coordinator. “Students can take a look on our website to see which sports we ŻǲŁĩƢĩĢŎűƷŉĩƟƢĩǛŎŻƿƪƪěŉŻŻŦǢĩþƢ ܒ ܺ Lagerblade explained. “Some of ƷŉŻƪĩ ƪƟŻƢƷƪ ŎűěŦƿĢĩ £ŻǜĩƢŦŎǼƷŎűł܌ ®ǜŎůůŎűł܌þűĢ¦ƿűűŎűł ܒ ܺ®ƷƿĢĩűƷƪ will also be happy to know that CU 'ĩűǛĩƢ܌ þŦƪŻ ŻǲŁĩƢƪ ĚŻƷŉ rĩű þűĢ Women’s Soccer, Cheer, Tennis, and Taekwondo among other things. For more information, a new list of sports for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year will be posted online
AMANDA BLACKMAN’S DARK PLACE Lost in the woods AMANDA BLACKMAN
I f I sat down to talk to freshman year Amanda, I don’t know what I’d tell her. You’re going to change your major twice, change one of them to your minor, get a dream internship and love it, then decide to attempt a career pivot in the last year and a half? Yeah, I probably would tell her that, but that doesn’t directly matter to all of you new Lynx reading this. So instead I will tell you a story and lesson I learned last week. I’m a control freak. Type A personality to the max, lover of all things structure and planning. So when my husband and a friend and I attempted to hike a 14er last week, I set out my backpack the night before, made the sign, and planned when all of us would need to wake up and leave in the morning. If everything went to plan, it would be the perfect hike. Then it all went wrong. We got to the mountain late and we couldn’t drive all the way up to the trailhead, which added two miles each way. The trail was covered in snow. I got altitude sickness and one hell of a blister on my foot that kept getting stuck in snow- banks. We had to turn around with the end in sight. When we reached the bottom of the moun- tain and could see the parking lot, the trail became hidden under all of the snow as it melted through- out the day. The tracks from oth- er hikers were gone. We had to just trudge down the mountain through snowbanks. I had at least two full break- downs during the hike. But we made it. We are ok, and now we have a crazy story of how everything went wrong, but everything wound up okay. Just because something doesn’t go according to plan doesn’t mean that it won’t be okay. Look at my college expe- rience, freshman Amanda and new Lynx. I began with ignorant bliss, just going in the direction I thought was right. Along the way things didn’t go to plan (hello thinking I could double major in Marketing and Criminal Justice starting sophomore year). That doesn’t mean that my future and my career won’t be ok. If I didn’t take certain classes, I wouldn’t know my passion for the legal field. I wouldn’t have the cour- age to go down another unknown path and apply to law school. It’s unexpected, I know, first semes- ter Amanda. But unexpected isn’t bad, it’s a new opportunity.
BRETT LAGERBLADE OVERSEES CLUB SPORTS AT CU DENVER. Photo courtesy of ucdenver.edu
“In our Club Sports program, we strive to create a place for every- one, no matter their experience or background,” Lagerblade explains. “We understand that college in itself ěþűĚĩĢŎǲȀěƿŦƷƷĩƢƢŎƷŻƢǢƷŻűþǛŎłþƷĩ at times. We want to ensure that the new and exciting experiences we’re ŻǲŁĩƢŎűłƷŻþűĢŁŻƢƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪþƢĩǜĩŦ - ěŻůŎűłþűĢŎűěŦƿƪŎǛĩ ܒ ¦ĩłþƢĢŦĩƪƪŻŁ
if you’ve played a sport your whole life or you’re looking to try your hand at something new, you can count on having the support and care from your teammates and the ŦƿĚ ®ƟŻƢƷƪ ƪƷþǲŁ Ŏű ŻƢĢĩƢ ƷŻ ŉĩŦƟ ǢŻƿƢĩþŦŎǬĩƷŉþƷǢŻƿĚĩŦŻűłŉĩƢĩ܌Żű this team, in this program, at this school.”
M E N TA L H E A L T H R E S O U R C E S F O R S T U D E N T S
COUNSELING RESOURCES ON CAMPUS AND BEYOND
by Tommy Clift
T he college transition can be admittedly daunting. Even for those who are eager and excited, it presents a fresh set of challenges.cademic stress, the pressure of getting out and making ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ܌ ŻƢ Ʒŉĩ ŻǛĩƢǜŉĩŦůŎűłȀűþű - cial responsibilities stacking up, there are plenty of challenges that meet the chapter in life clichéd to be the freest time of ones life. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s not exciting. It’s a singularly brilliant time to dig into learning about the self—an assign- ment that is just as important as any other homework. And thankfully, CU 'ĩűǛĩƢŻǲŁĩƢƪŎűěƢĩĢŎĚŦĩƢĩƪŻƿƢěĩƪŻŁ counseling for just that. ȃĩƢþƟǢ ĢŻĩƪ űŻƷ ŎůƟŦǢ ŎŦŦűĩƪƪ ܗ it’s an important stigma to dispel. ȃĩůĩƢŎěþű£ƪǢěŉŻŦŻłŎěþŦƪƪŻěŎþ - tion lists a number of other struggles like “relationship troubles, job loss, the death of a loved one, stress, substance abuse or other issues. And Ʒŉĩƪĩ ƟƢŻĚŦĩůƪ ěþű ŻǼƷĩű ĚĩěŻůĩ debilitating.” Instead, therapy is a tool for everyone—in dark places and light, and CU Denver’s Counseling Center is here for every fade between Ʒŉĩ ƷǜŻ ܒ hŻěþƷĩĢ Żű Ʒŉĩ ړ Ʒŉ ǴŦŻŻƢ ŻŁ Tivoli Student Union building, the
Photo: Taelar Pollmann · The Sentry THE CU DENVER STUDENT AND COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER CAN BE REACHED IN PERSON AND ONLINE.
ěĩűƷĩƢ Ŏƪ ƪƷþǲŁĩĢ ǜŎƷŉ ƟƢŻŁĩƪƪŎŻűþŦ psychologists, psychotherapists as well as graduate practicum stu- ĢĩűƷƪ ܒ ȃĩ ěĩűƷĩƢ þŦƪŻ ƪĩƢǛĩƪ þƪ þ center for training with graduate students within the School of Edu- cation and Human Development who are shadowed by the center’s professional psychologists. As per the center’s website, their mission statement is to “provide systemic, strength-based, culturally respon- sive mental health services focused on relationship, support, growth þűĢ ƪŻŦƿƷŎŻű ܒ ܺȃĩƢĩܼƪ űŻ ƢĩþƪŻű űŻƷ ƷŻ Ʒþţĩ þĢǛþűƷþłĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ƢĩƪŻƿƢěĩ ܗ required student fees cover the maximum number of 12 sessions per academic year. Another recent resource is CU Denver’s YOU programand app. Bro- ken into three main tiers—Succeed,
ȃƢŎǛĩ܌ þűĢ rþƷƷĩƢ ܪ Ʒŉĩ ƟƢŻłƢþů ŻǲŁĩƢƪ ǛŎĢĩŻ þűĢ þƢƷŎěŦĩ ěŻűƷĩűƷ Żű just about everything surrounding ǜĩŦŦűĩƪƪ܌ ŁƢŻů ȀƷűĩƪƪ þűĢ űƿƷƢŎ - tion, to mindfulness, balance, and social resilience. Upon logging in with a student ID, the app intro- duces users to a three-step process of getting started. Step 1 sets up a ƟƢŻȀŦĩŻŁƟĩƢƪŻűþŦŎǬĩĢ ŎűƷĩƢĩƪƷƪþűĢ ƢĩƪŻƿƢěĩƪ ܗ ƪƷĩƟ ܪڑ ܹ¼þţĩ þ ¦ĩþŦŎƷǢ Check”—gives assessments for all three categories to help gauge and ůĩþƪƿƢĩ ǜŉĩƢĩ ƿƪĩƢƪ þƢĩ þƷ ܗ ƪƷĩƟ ڒ sets up goals to systemically work up ƷŻǜþƢĢƪ ܒ SƷůþǢ ƪĩĩů ƪƷƢþƷŎȀĩĢ܌ĚƿƷ aided structure can be everything ŎűǜŻƢţŎűłŻűĢŎǲȀěƿŦƷŎĩƪ܌ĩƪƟĩěŎþŦŦǢ through college with so much bal- ance and time management needed. Stepping outside of the uni- versity, many other resources
ĩǡŎƪƷ ܒ ¼þţĩ àŻĩĚŻƷ ܪ Ʒŉĩ þƟƟ ŻǲŁĩƢƪ anonymous counseling catered spe- ěŎȀěþŦŦǢ ƷŻǜþƢĢƪ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ܒ rŻƪƷ ŻŁ all, remember that there are thou- sands of people on campus dealing with similar struggles and obstacles. ®ƿŎěŎĢĩ£ƢĩǛĩűƷŎŻű¦ĩƪŻƿƢěĩ ĩű - ter survey found that “more than 62 percent of survey respondents are no longer attending school for a mental health related reason.” With so many people feeling isolated on a campus so large, sometimes leaning on friends, new and old, can be one of the best ways to heal hardship.
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S tarting college on any campus comes with many notable ȀƢƪƷƪ ŁŻƢ ěŻŦŦĩłĩ ŁƢĩƪŉůĩű܌ ƪŻůĩ ŻŁ ǜŉŎěŉ þƢĩ ůŻƢĩ ěþůƟƿƪ ƪƟĩěŎȀě ƷŉþűŻƷŉĩƢƪ ܒ tĩǜ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ůþǢǜþűƷƷŻŉþǛĩþƪĩűƪĩŻŁĚĩŦŻűł - ing not only on campus but in the ěŎƷǢŎƷƪĩŦŁƷŻŉþǛĩþŁƿŦȀŦŦŎűłěŻŦŦĩłĩ ĩǡƟĩƢŎĩűěĩ ܒ ¼Ż þěŉŎĩǛĩ ƷŉþƷ܌ ŉĩƢĩ Ŏƪ þ ŦŎƪƷ ŻŁ ƷŉŎűłƪ ƷŉþƷ ĩǛĩƢǢ Ã 'ĩűǛĩƢűĩǜěŻůĩƢƪŉŻƿŦĢěŉĩěţŻǲŁ ƷŉĩŎƢ ĚƿěţĩƷ ŦŎƪƷ ĢƿƢŎűł ƷŉĩŎƢ ƷŎůĩ ŻűƷŉĩƿƢþƢŎþ þůƟƿƪ ܒ Paint and sip at Masterpieces and Milkshakes ȃŎƪ ĩǛĩűƷ ƟƢĩƪĩűƷĩĢ ĚǢ Ã Denver Live! is a great way to relax ǜŎƷŉ þ ĚŎƷ ŻŁ ěƢĩþƷŎǛŎƷǢ þűĢ ŉþűł ŻƿƷ ǜŎƷŉ ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ þǼƷĩƢ þ ŦŻűł ĢþǢ ŻŁěŦþƪƪĩƪ܌űŻƷƷŻůĩűƷŎŻűƷŉĩƷþƪƷǢ ůŎŦţƪŉþţĩƪƷŉþƷěŻůĩǜŎƷŉŎƷrƿěŉ ŦŎţĩƷŉĩƟþŎűƷþűĢƪŎƟƟŦþěĩƪþƢŻƿűĢ 'ĩűǛĩƢ܌ rþƪƷĩƢƟŎĩěĩƪ þűĢ rŎŦţ - ƪŉþţĩƪ ŦĩƷƪ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ƟþŎűƷ þŦŻűł ǜŉŎŦĩ ƷŉĩǢ ƪŎƟ Żű ůŎŦţƪŉþţĩƪ ǜŎƷŉ ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ ܪ ŻƢ ůþţĩ űĩǜ Żűĩƪ ܒ ȃĩ ĩǛĩűƷ Ŏƪ ƷǢƟŎěþŦŦǢ ěƿŦƷƿƢþŦ ƷŉĩůĩĢ ǜŎƷŉ ĢĩƪŎłűƪ þűĢ ůŎŦţƪŉþţĩƪ ƷŻ ůþƷěŉ ŎƷ ܒ ¼ŎěţĩƷƪ ěŻƪƷ ڏڐ ĢŻŦŦþƢƪ ǜŎƷŉ þ Ã'ĩűǛĩƢ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷ S'܌ þűĢ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪþƢĩǜĩŦěŻůĩƷŻƷþţĩŉŻůĩ ƷŉĩŎƢůþƪƷĩƢƟŎĩěĩƪþǼƷĩƢƷŉĩĩǛĩűƷ ܒ Score tickets to events around Denver through the school ®ƷƿĢĩűƷ ƷŎěţĩƷƪ ŁŻƢ ǛþƢŎŻƿƪ ĩǛĩűƷƪþƢŻƿűĢ'ĩűǛĩƢ܌ ŦŎţĩ¦ŻěţŎĩƪ þűĢ ǛþŦþűěŉĩ łþůĩƪ ŻƢ ŻŦŻƢþĢŻ ®ǢůƟŉŻűǢ ƟĩƢŁŻƢůþűěĩƪ þƷ Ʒŉĩ ' £܌ þƢĩ ŁƢĩơƿĩűƷŦǢ ƪŻŦĢ ŁƢŻů ƪěŉŻŻŦ ŻǲȀěĩƪ ŁŻƢ ڏڐ ĢŻŦŦþƢƪ ǜŎƷŉ þ Ã 'ĩűǛĩƢ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷ S' ܒ hŻěþƷŎŻűƪ ŁŻƢ ǜŉĩƢĩ Ʒŉĩ ƷŎěţĩƷƪ þƢĩ ƪŻŦĢ ěŉþűłĩĚþƪĩĢŻűƷŉĩĩǛĩűƷ܌ƪŻţĩĩƟ þű ĩǢĩ ŻƿƷ ŁŻƢ ƟŻƪƷĩƢƪ Ŏű Ʒŉĩ ¼ŎǛŻŦŎ ŻƢ Ʒŉĩ'ŎǛŎƪŎŻű ŻŁ ®ƷƿĢĩűƷ ®ƿěěĩƪƪ ĩůþŎŦƪ ƷŻ łĩƷ þŦŦ Ʒŉĩ ĢĩƷþŎŦƪ ŁŻƢ ǜŉĩűƷŉĩƪĩƷŎěţĩƷŻƟƟŻƢƷƿűŎƷŎĩƪłŻ on sale; they’re a great way to get ŁþůŎŦŎþƢ ǜŎƷŉ 'ĩűǛĩƢ Żű þ ěŻŦŦĩłĩ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷĚƿĢłĩƷ Go to an event at the Pepsi Center ȃĩ£ĩƟƪŎ ĩűƷĩƢŎƪŠƿƪƷþƪŉŻƢƷ ŠþƿűƷ þǜþǢ ŁƢŻů ƷŉĩƿƢþƢŎþ þů - Ɵƿƪ܌ůþţŎűł ŎƷ Ʒŉĩ ƟĩƢŁĩěƷ ƟŦþěĩ ƷŻ łŻ ěþƷěŉ þ tƿłłĩƷƪ ŻƢ ǛþŦþűěŉĩ łþůĩ ƷŻ Ʒþţĩ þ ĚƢĩþţ ĢƿƢŎűł Ʒŉĩ ƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢ ܒ FŻƢ ƷŉŻƪĩ űŻƷ ŎűƷĩƢĩƪƷĩĢ Ŏű ƪƟŻƢƷƪ܌ Ʒŉĩ £ĩƟƪŎ ĩűƷĩƢ þŦƪŻ ŉŻƪƷƪ ěŻűěĩƢƷƪ܌ ŎƢơƿĩ Ģƿ ®ŻŦĩŎŦ ĩǛĩűƷƪ܌þűĢůŻƢĩ Visit Elitch Gardens Ã 'ĩűǛĩƢ þŦƪŻ ƪĩŦŦƪ ĢŎƪ - ěŻƿűƷĩĢ ƷŎěţĩƷƪ ܣ ŻǼƷĩű þƷ Ʒŉĩ ĚĩłŎűűŎűł ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ FþŦŦ ƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢ ܤ ƷŻ ƷŉŎƪ þůƿƪĩůĩűƷ ƟþƢţ ƷŉþƷ Ŏƪ ĚĩƷǜĩĩű Ʒŉĩ £ĩƟƪŎ ĩűƷĩƢ þűĢ þůƟƿƪ ßŎŦŦþłĩ ܒ ¼Ż ŉþǛĩ ƪŻůĩ Łƿű ǜĩĩţĩűĢ ƟŦþűƪ ƷŻ ĩűŠŻǢ Ʒŉĩ ǜþƢůĩƢ ǜĩþƷŉĩƢ þƷ Ʒŉĩ ƪƷþƢƷ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ƪěŉŻŻŦ ǢĩþƢ܌ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ěþű ƟŦþǢ ěþƢűŎǛþŦ łþůĩƪ þűĢ ŉŻƟ Żű ƢŎĢĩƪ ƷŉþƷ Ƣþűłĩ ŁƢŻů Ʒŉĩ FĩƢƢŎƪ ǜŉĩĩŦ
A fter I said goodbye to my family the weekend before school started my freshman year, I walked back up to my dorm at Campus Village to find a gift on my bed from my mom. Among snacks and small things for my desk, she left me a letter, ex- plaining that she would send me care packages every month for at least my first year at school. She also left me a small binder of hand-written notes that were to be read one by one each time she sent me a package. Honestly, I had a really hard time with homesickness my first semester of undergrad, especial- ly right after I said goodbye to my family. Even though I didn’t see myself staying in my home- town of Las Vegas for the long run, I missed the people who were there. I had the overwhelming question of what to do to make the time pass in my dorm room for the remainder of that weekend before school started, but having those things that my mom left me around my room made it a little better. In the final year of my un- dergrad, I was still getting those care packages from my mom. They weren’t as frequent, but they meant just as much to me in my last year as they did in my first. Even though I had grown up and was fully immersed in the new life I created in Denver, I appreciated that those packages made me feel like I was getting a small piece of home sent to me. For each of these packages, my mom collected items random- ly, ranging from sweatpants she found on sale to English Bulldog (my favorite dog) sticky notes, and sent them when she had enough to fill a small box. Of course this tradition didn’t replace us talking as much as we did, which was every day, even if it was just tex- ting, but it served as a pick me up whenever I was least expecting it. I think having some sort of tradition, whether it be care pack- ages or others that families cre- ate, can help incoming students adjust to college, especially if they ’re from out of state. I know these thoughtful gifts brought me immense joy, and I’m confident that something like them would do the same for others, making them feel closer to the people they miss. Now a CU Denver gradu- ate, I am so grateful that these thoughtful care packages were a part of my undergrad experience.
I l lust rat ion: Owen Swa l low ! The Sent ry ITEMS ON THE BUCKET LIST CAN HELP STUDENTS CREATE LIFELONG MEMORIES.
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ŉĩþƢůƿƪŎě ěŻůŎűł ŁƢŻů Ʒŉĩ ŻƟĩű ĢŻŻƢ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ůƿƪĩƿů܌ ǜĩŦěŻůŎűł them in to view the latest master- ƟŎĩěĩƪ ŻŁ þƢƷŎƪƷƪ Ŏű Ʒŉĩ Ã 'ĩűǛĩƢ ěŻůůƿűŎƷǢ ܒ Support the Music Entertain- ment Industry Studies (MEIS) best and brightest Among the other events that Ã'ĩűǛĩƢhŎǛĩŉŻƪƷƪĩǛĩƢǢƪěŉŻŻŦ ǢĩþƢ܌ Żűĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ěŻŻŦĩƪƷ Ŏƪ Ʒŉĩ þƷ - ƷŦĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ þűĢƪ ƷŉþƷ Ŏƪ ŉĩŦĢ ĩǛĩƢǢ ƪƟƢŎűł ܒ ®ƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ŁƢŻů Ãܼƪ ůƿƪŎě ƟƢŻłƢþů þűĢ ĚĩǢŻűĢ ƪƿĚůŎƷ ƷŉĩŎƢ łƢŻƿƟƪ ŁŻƢ þ ěŉþűěĩ ƷŻ ěŻůƟĩƷĩ ŉĩþĢ ƷŻ ŉĩþĢ ǜŎƷŉ þ ŦŎǛĩ þƿĢŎĩűěĩ þƷ þ Ǜĩűƿĩ ĢŻǜűƷŻǜű ܒ ȃĩ ǜŎűűĩƢ ĩþƢűƪ Ʒŉĩ ŉĩþĢŦŎűŎűł ƪƟŻƷ ŁŻƢ Ʒŉĩ ŁŻŦŦŻǜŎűł ǢĩþƢܼƪ ĚŦŻěţ ƟþƢƷǢ ƷŉþƷܼƪ ŉŻƪƷĩĢ ƷŻ ěĩŦĩĚƢþƷĩ Ʒŉĩ ĚĩłŎűűŎűł ŻŁĩǛĩƢǢƪěŉŻŻŦǢĩþƢ ܒ SƷܼƪþłƢĩþƷǜþǢ ƷŻłĩƷŎűƷƢŻĢƿěĩĢƷŻűĩǜůƿƪŎěþűĢ þŦŦ Ʒŉĩ þǜĩƪŻůĩ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷĚþűĢƪ Ã 'ĩűǛĩƢŉþƪƷŻŻǲŁĩƢ ܒ Check out the CU Denver Block Party ƪ ůĩűƷŎŻűĩĢ þĚŻǛĩ܌ þƷ Ʒŉĩ ĚĩłŎűűŎűłŻŁǛĩƢǢFþŦŦƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢ܌ Ã hosts this event on Lawrence Street ĚĩƷǜĩĩű ®ƟĩĩƢ þűĢ ړڐ Ʒŉ ƷŻ ţŎěţ ŻǲŁ Ʒŉĩ űĩǜ ƪěŉŻŻŦ ǢĩþƢ ܒ ȃĩ ƪƷþłĩ ŁŻƢ Ʒŉĩ ǜŎűűĩƢ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ þƷƷŦĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ þűĢƪ܌ ŁŻŻĢ ƷƢƿěţƪ܌þűĢĚŻŻƷŉƪ ŁŻƢ ǛþƢŎŻƿƪěþůƟƿƪŻƢłþűŎǬþƷŎŻűƪǜŎƷŉ Łƿű þěƷŎǛŎƷŎĩƪ ŦŎűĩ Ʒŉĩ ĚŦŻěţ ƷŉþƷ ěŦŻƪĩƪ ƪƟĩěŎȀěþŦŦǢ ŁŻƢ ƷŉŎƪ ƟþƢƷǢ ܒ àŎƷŉƷŉŎƪĩǛĩűƷƪŻĩþƢŦǢŎűƷŉĩǢĩþƢ܌ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ěþű ĚĩłŎű ƷŻ łĩƷ ƷŻ ţűŻǜ ƷŉĩŎƢ ěŦþƪƪůþƷĩƪ þűĢ ŻƷŉĩƢƪ Żű ěþůƟƿƪ ǜŉŎŦĩ ěŻŦŦĩěƷŎűł ŁƢĩĩ ƪǜþł ƷŻƪŉŻǜ ƷŉĩŎƢƪěŉŻŻŦƟƢŎĢĩ ƷŉƢŻƿłŉ
Ʒŉĩ ƢĩƪƷ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ǢĩþƢ ܒ ®ƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ůþǢ þŦƪŻ Ěĩ ŦƿěţǢ ĩűŻƿłŉ ƷŻ ƪűþƟ þ ƟŉŻƷŻǜŎƷŉrŎŦŻ Dig in at iPie £ĩƢŉþƟƪ Żűĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ĚĩƷƷĩƢ ĢŎű - ŎűłŻƟƷŎŻűƪŻűƷŉĩƿƢþƢŎþ þůƟƿƪ܌ Ŏ£ŎĩŎƪƷŉĩƟĩƢŁĩěƷŉŻƷƪƟŻƷƷŻłƢþĚþ ĚŎƷĩ ƷŻ ĩþƷþűĢǜŻƢţŻűŉŻůĩǜŻƢţ between classes or hang out with ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ þǼƷĩƢ þ ĢþǢ ŻŁ ěŦþƪƪ ܒ àŉþƷ - ĩǛĩƢƷŉĩŻěěþƪŎŻű܌Ŏ£ŎĩŉþƪƟŦĩűƷǢŻŁ ŻƟƷŎŻűƪ ŁŻƢ þűǢŻűĩܼƪ þƟƟĩƷŎƷĩ܌ þűĢ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ŦŎǛŎűł þƷ þůƟƿƪ ßŎŦŦþłĩ ěþű ƪƟĩűĢ ƷŉĩŎƢ ǴŦĩǡ ěþƪŉ þƷ ƷŉŎƪ ŦŻěþƷŎŻű ܒ Walk around Fall Fest and Spring Fling ȃĩƪĩ ĩǛĩűƷƪ þƢĩ þ ěþűܼƷ ůŎƪƪ܌ ŦŎƷĩƢþŦŦǢ ܒ ®ƷƿĢĩűƷŻƢłþűŎǬþƷŎŻűƪþűĢ ĚƿƪŎűĩƪƪĩƪ ŁƢŻů þƢŻƿűĢ 'ĩűǛĩƢ Ʒþţĩ ƿƟ ƷŉĩůþŠŻƢŎƷǢ ŻŁ ěþůƟƿƪ ƷŻ ƷþĚŦĩ ƷŻ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ þűĢ ěĩŦĩĚƢþƷĩ Ʒŉĩ ĚĩłŎűűŎűłƪ ŻŁ ĩþěŉ űĩǜ ƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢ ܒ ȃĩƪĩ ŁĩƪƷŎǛŎƷŎĩƪ þƢĩ þ łƢĩþƷǜþǢ ƷŻ ȀűĢ þ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷŻƢłþűŎǬþƷŎŻű ƷŻ ŠŻŎű Żű ěþůƟƿƪ܌ ƪěŻƢĩ ƪŻůĩ ŁƢĩĩ ŁŻŻĢ܌ þűĢǜŎű Ã'ĩűǛĩƢƪǜþł ܒ űǢ Żűĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩƪĩ þěƷŎǛŎƷŎĩƪ þƢĩ łƢĩþƷ ƷŉŎűłƪ ŁŻƢ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ƷŻ ěŉĩěţ ŻǲŁ Ʒŉĩ ěŻŦŦĩłĩ ĚƿěţĩƷ ŦŎƪƷ ǜŉŎŦĩ þƷ Ã܌ ŻƢ ƟĩƢŉþƟƪ Ʒŉĩƪĩ ƷŉŎűłƪ ǜŎŦŦ ƪƟþƢţ ŎűƪƟŎƢþƷŎŻű ŁŻƢ Ʒŉĩů ƷŻ ěƢĩþƷĩ ƷŉĩŎƢ Żǜű ܒ àŎƷŉ ŎűěŻů - Ŏűł ŁƢĩƪŉůĩű łĩƷƷŎűł ŎűǛŻŦǛĩĢ Ŏű þěƷŎǛŎƷŎĩƪ ŻƿƷƪŎĢĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ěŦþƪƪƢŻŻů ƷŉþƷ ŎůůĩƢƪĩ Ʒŉĩů Ŏű ěþůƟƿƪ ŦŎŁĩ þűĢ ƷŉĩěŎƷǢ܌ ƷŉĩǢǜŎŦŦƪƿƢĩŦǢěƢĩþƷĩ ŁŻűĢ ůĩůŻƢŎĩƪ ĢƿƢŎűł Ʒŉĩ þűǢ ƪěŉŻŻŦǢĩþƢ܌űŻƷŠƿƪƷƷŉĩŎƢȀƢƪƷ܌ƷŉþƷ ǜŎŦŦ ŦþƪƷ ĚĩǢŻűĢ ƷŉĩŎƢ ƷŎůĩ þƷ Ã 'ĩűǛĩƢ ܒ
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features crispy Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiches with home- made coleslaw and pickles. Right űĩǡƷ ĢŻŻƢ Ŏƪ þ ŦŻěþŦ ěŻǲŁĩĩ ƪŉŻƟ called Dandy Lion, where custom- ers can come by on a hot day for some light and refreshing Japanese ŎěĩĢ ěŻǲŁĩĩ ܒ ǼƷĩƢ ĩűŠŻǢŎűł ŁŻŻĢ and beverages, one can still walk þƢŻƿűĢðĩƟƟĩŦŎűƪƷþƷŎŻű ƷŻƪĩĩ Ʒŉĩ artisanal shops created by local Denver artists. Further out from the center of Denver is the Old Town Sta- tion located in Arvada, a mere 40-minute journey from campus. Here, daily life is more relaxed. People stroll around near streets, wandering in and out of shops. SŁ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ǛĩűƷƿƢĩ ŻƿƷ ŉĩƢĩ܌ Ʒŉĩ Cereal Box is worth checking out on Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. ȃŎƪƟŦþěĩþŦŦŻǜƪěƿƪƷŻůĩƢƪƷŻěƢĩ - ate custom, sugar-loaded cereals. SƷ ŁĩþƷƿƢĩƪ ƪĩǛĩƢþŦ ǴŦþǛŻƢĩĢ ůŎŦţƪ܌ including non-dairy options, as well as an array of cereals and top- pings to choose from. And in case this wasn’t enough sugar, Arvada has one of the best bakeries in the Denver Area, the Rheinlander Bak- ĩƢǢ ܒ ȃĩþƢŻůþŻŁƪǜĩĩƷěŎűűþůŻű ȀŦŦƪƷŉĩþŎƢ܌þűĢƪƷƢƿĢĩŦƪ܌ĢĩěŻƢþƷĩĢ ěþţĩƪ܌þűĢěŻŻţŎĩƪȀŦŦĩǛĩƢǢĢŎƪƟŦþǢ ěþƪĩ ܒ SƷܼƪþƢĩþŦƷƢĩþƷǜŻƢƷŉƷƢǢŎűł ܒ ȃĩ ŦþƪƷ ƟŦþěĩ Żű Ʒŉĩ ŦŎƪƷ Ŏƪ Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. Home to the other CU Campus, Boulder has a quirky atmosphere where the
STUDENT RTD PASS MAKES PLACES OUTSIDE DENVER ACCESSIBLE
by Nicholas Dimond
D enver is a city uniquely composed of multicultural neighborhoods, trendy ƢĩƪƷþƿƢþűƷƪ܌ þűĢ ȀŦŦ܌ ĚƿƷ ŻěěþƪŎŻű - ally, it’s worth stepping outside the bustling city life within the concrete jungle and tight streets to explore the quaint Colorado towns. Every CU Denver student has unlimited RTD rides included in their tuition. For those studying at CU from out of state or the other side of the Rockies, this pass is the key to the wider Denver area, so if students ĩǛĩƢ ȀűĢ ƷŉĩŎƢ ůŎűĢƪ ƪƷŻƢůĩĢ with homework assignments and adulting tasks, here are a few RTD accessible places to escape school and the city. ȃĩȀƢƪƷŻŁƷŉĩƪĩŎƪƷŉĩðĩƟƟĩ - lin Station. Located right next to the 38th and Blake Station on the ¦¼'ܼƪ ܮ ŦŎűĩ܌ ƷŉĩðĩƟƟĩŦŎű®ƷþƷŎŻű is a hip multipurpose building ȀŦŦĩĢǜŎƷŉŁŻŻĢþűĢƪŉŻƟƪ ܒ ůƿƪƷ ܮ ƷƢǢƢĩƪƷþƿƢþűƷǜŎƷŉŎűƷŉĩðĩƟƟĩŦŎű ®ƷþƷŎŻű Ŏƪ ěþŦŦĩĢ ȃĩ ƿĢŦŻűł ܒ SƷ
RTD STATIONS NOT FAR FROM CAMPUS ALLOW STUDENTS TO VENTURE OUT FROM THE CITY. Photo: Ni chol as Dimond ! The Sent ry
ǜĩŎƢĢ þűĢ ǜŎŦĢ ƷŉƢŎǛĩ ܒ ȃĩ £ĩþƢŦ ®ƷƢĩĩƷ rþŦŦ Ŏƪ Ʒŉĩ ȀűþŦ ĢĩƪƷŎűþ - tion of the FF Bus that connects 'ĩűǛĩƢ ƷŻ ŻƿŦĢĩƢ ܒ ȃĩ ƷŻƷþŦ ƷƢŎƟ takes about an hour, but hey, at ŦĩþƪƷ ŎƷܼƪ ŁƢĩĩ ܒ FŻƢ ĚŻŻţ ŦŻǛĩƢƪ܌ȃĩ £ĩþƢŦ ®ƷƢĩĩƷ rþŦŦ ŻǲŁĩƢƪ ƪĩǛĩƢþŦ used bookstores, including the Boulder Bookstore and the Light- ŉŻƿƪĩ ŻŻţƪƷŻƢĩ ܒ SƷܼƪ Ʒŉĩ ƟĩƢŁĩěƷ
ƟŦþěĩ ƷŻ ȀűĢ þ ƢĩŦþǡŎűł ƢĩþĢ ŁŻƢ any interest. As customers sit there, acquiring knowledge, they might as well have a refreshing ěƿƟ ŻŁ Ʒĩþ ĚǢ ǢŻƿƢ ƪŎĢĩ ܒ ȃĩ ŻƿŦ - der Dushanbe Teahouse, located on 13th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue, ǜþƪěƢþǼƷĩĢĚǢŻǛĩƢ ڏړ þƢƷŎƪƷƪŁƢŻů àĩƪƷĩƢű ƪŎþ ܒ SƷ ƪƷƢŎǛĩƪ ƷŻ ţĩĩƟ
social tea culture alive in the beau- tiful building it was given. Let this show that there are life and experiences to be had outside Denver. Take note of this article and whenever the stresses of school get to students, remember the RTD pass and the opportuni- ties it presents for a refreshing day outside the city.
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HEALTHY YET DELICIOUS MEALS AROUND CAMPUS FOR A STUDENT BUDGET
by Evelyn Witterholt
S taying healthy while being surrounded by all the entic- ing food vendors on campus can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be so hard as there are options out ƷŉĩƢĩ ܒ ȃĩ ŁŻŦŦŻǜŎűł ůĩþŦƪ þƢĩ þŦŦ well-balanced and tasty, too, and all of which can be found right here on the Auraria Campus. Spicy tuna roll & miso soup at s’ONO! (priced at about $7.50) s’ONO! (located in the Tivoli ŁŻŻĢěŻƿƢƷ ܤ ŻǲŁĩƢƪþǛþƢŎĩƷǢŻŁƪƿƪŉŎ options, which is a lower-calorie þŦƷĩƢűþƷŎǛĩƷŻƷŉĩŎƢƟŻţĩĚŻǜŦƪ ܒ ȃĩ spicy tuna roll is a good balance of fat, carbs, and protein and is delicious. Add a side of their miso ƪŻƿƟ܌ǜŉŎěŉ ŎƪþƪǜþƢůþűĢȀŦŦŎűł as it is nutrient-dense. Burrito bowl at Los Molinos (priced between $5.50 and $7.00) Los Molinos is an excellent Mexican food spot in 9th Street £þƢţ ܒ ȃĩǢ ŻǲŁĩƢ þ ĚƿƢƢŎƷŻ ĚŻǜŦ that’s sure to satisfy any student’s ěƢþǛŎűłƪ ܒ ȃĩ ĚŻǜŦ ěŻůĩƪ ǜŎƷŉ
STUDENTS CAN GET A VARIETY OF SEAFOOD AND VEGETARIAN MEALS FROM S’ONO! IN THE TIVOLI. Photo: Tael ar Pol lmann ! The Sent ry
ZGo’s Cafe (priced at $7.99)
rice, beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and cheese (but custom- ers can opt-out of the sour cream þűĢ ěŉĩĩƪĩ ŁŻƢ Ŧĩƪƪ ŁþƷ ܒܤ ȃĩƢĩܼƪ þű option to add in meat for some added protein for only $1.50 more. ȃƢŻǜ ƪŻůĩ ěŉŎěţĩű Ŏű ƷŉĩƢĩ ŁŻƢ þ balanced meal, although do bear in mind that this item is a bit of a larger portioned meal. Chicken kabob & Greek salad at Saffron Grill (priced at about $8.00)
®þǲŁƢŻű GƢŎŦŦ ܣ ŦŻěþƷĩĢ ŻƿƷƪŎĢĩ ŻŁ Ʒŉĩ ƿƢþƢŎþ hŎĚƢþƢǢ ܤ ŻǲŁĩƢƪ þ ŦŻƷ of plates, wraps, and salad meals. But these meal options do come with a side of pita bread. An alter- native option is to order from their side menu. From there, order the ěŉŎěţĩűţþĚŻĚþűĢƷŉĩƪůþŦŦGƢĩĩţ ƪþŦþĢ ܒ ȃĩ ţþĚŻĚ Ŏƪ þ ƷþƪƷǢ ǜþǢ ƷŻ get some protein, and the salad adds veggies to make for a well- rounded meal. Tasty turkey sandwich at
sandwich comes with a side, so get the fruit or coleslaw to stay on the healthier side. ȃĩ ŁŻŻĢ ĩƪƷþĚŦŎƪŉůĩűƷƪ ŁŻƢ this list are all local, so give one a try to support a local business. While these are just a few of the many healthy meals available on campus, they are some of the more satisfying options out there.
ðGŻܼƪ þŁĩ ܣ ŦŻěþƷĩĢ Ŏű Ʒŉĩ Administration building near the Auraria West light rail station by Campus Village) has a variety of sandwiches, wraps, and soups. For þ ȀŦŦŎűł ůĩþŦ ƷŉþƷ Ŏƪ ƟþěţĩĢ ǜŎƷŉ whole grains, protein, and veggies, try their tasty turkey sandwich. ȃĩ ƪþűĢǜŎěŉ ěŻůĩƪ ǜŎƷŉ ƷƿƢţĩǢ܌ lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes, but there’s an option to add avo- ěþĢŻ ŁŻƢ ůŻƢĩ ŉĩþŦƷŉǢ ŁþƷƪ ܒ ȃĩ
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CU DENVER STUDENT ARTISTS TO LOOK OUT FOR
He made the decision to bring in a live group and arrange the tracks he’d made into full band arrange- ments. Brandon Craven on Guitar, Ethan Ginsberg-Margo on keys, Seth Aylward on bass, and percussionist dŻűNƿűƷ ܪ ܹȃĩŻƿűěĩ ƿƢþƷŻƢƪܺ ܪ ůþĢĩ ŎƷ ƟŻƪƪŎĚŦĩ ܒ ȃĩ ĚþűĢ ŉþƪ brought their energetic chemistry to the stage for around a year now. Stepping into the Jazz/Soul scene is CU-made Moonbeam Trio , composed of Gabe Gravangno on ĢƢƿůƪ܌ fǢŦĩ hŻĩǲǴŦĩƢ Żű Ěþƪƪ܌ þűĢ ƢþűĢŻű ƢþǛĩű Żű łƿŎƷþƢ ܒ ȃĩ three played in a lot of the same projects, and noticing their chemis- try together, they formed a band in hopes of playing a few cocktail Jazz sets to make a little money outside ŻŁ ƷŉĩŎƢůþŎűƟƢŻŠĩěƷƪ ܒ ȃĩůŻƢĩ Ʒŉĩ trio worked together, the more they found a groove fusing R&B, hip hop, and funk into their playing. As they include a wide variety of genres in their sets, they are looking to feature and collaboratewith asmany singers, rappers, and horn players as possible. As Brandon describes it, their hopes are in “aiding the band-less” and establishing a network for hire-on work down the line. Where there is music, there is community and CU Denver’s scene is no exception. When these bands aren’t playing, they’re out supporting each other. Be sure to keep a lookout for these bands to get connected to the MEIS community and hear some great music.
by Tommy Clift
D owntown Denver holds no shortage of local musicians. In fact, many are moving here just for that purpose. With CU Denver and Music and Enter- tainment Industry Studies (MEIS) centered in the heart of it all, it’s no surprise that many artists of the area have gotten their start right on cam- pus. Granted—an entire issue could be dedicated to talented CU-based artists—but here are a few to look out for: When it comes to CU-born groups, there is no better place to start than with folk-trio, Sister Nea- politan —made up of Alana Margolis, Megan Ellsworth, Katie Smith—all interchanging on vocals and instru- ůĩűƷƪ ܒ ȃĩ ƷŉƢĩĩ ĢŎƪěŻǛĩƢĩĢ ƷŉĩŎƢ connection as friends during a Song- writing trip with Professor Owen fŻƢƷǬ þěƢŻƪƪ Ʒŉĩ àĩƪƷ ŻþƪƷ ܒ ȃĩǢ then discovered their shockingmusi- cal chemistry harmonizing for each other on the road. Not far down the ŦŎűĩ܌ ƷŉĩǢ ǜĩƢĩ ƟŦþǢŎűł þƷ ƷŉĩŎƢ ȀƢƪƷ show together at the Sister Folk Festi- val, inMegan’s hometown in Oregon. Since then, the trio has played at SXSW, NAMM, and SoFar Seattle
G rowing up in a small town in Wyoming, my concert going experiences were limited for most of my life until my freshman year of college when I moved to Denver. I typically only went to one concert a year and the show was usually a four ƷŻ ȀǛĩ ŉŻƿƢ ĢƢŎǛĩ þǜþǢ ƷŻ ®þŦƷ hþţĩ City where my uncle lives, and that ǜþƪŎŁSǜþƪŦƿěţǢĩűŻƿłŉƷŻŉþǛĩþű þƢƷŎƪƷþěƷƿþŦŦǢłŻƷŻ®h ŻűƷŻƿƢ ܒ S ĢĩȀűŎƷĩŦǢ ƪƷƢƿłłŦĩĢ ǜŎƷŉ ůǢ űĩǜ ŦŎŁĩ þƷ ȀƢƪƷ ůǢ ŁƢĩƪŉůþű ǢĩþƢ܌ mostly due to roommate quarrels þűĢ þ Ŧþěţ ŻŁ ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ ܣ ěŻůůƿƷĩƢ campuses are hard), but the insur- ůŻƿűƷþĚŦĩ ŻƟƟŻƢƷƿűŎƷŎĩƪ þƷůǢ Ȁű - gertips to go to any show I desire— within budget of course—made the hard times just a bit better and I’ve grown so much in my time at CU because of these experiences—my high school youngster self is nomore ܣ ƿűŦĩƪƪ Sܼů ƪƷƿěţ þƷ ŉŻůĩ ĢƿƢŎűł þ pandemic for most of the year). ȃĩ ȀƢƪƷ ƪŉŻǜ SǜĩűƷ ƷŻ ŻűůǢ Żǜű þǼƷĩƢ S ƪƷþƢƷĩĢ ěŻŦŦĩłĩ ǜþƪ ȃĩ Neighbourhood þƷ Ʒŉĩ łĢĩű ȃĩ - atre that I dragged my, probably less than thrilled, roommate along ƷŻ ܒ ®ŎűěĩƷŉĩű܌SܼǛĩłŻűĩƷŻƟŦĩűƷǢŻŁ shows and a festival with friends I’ve made over the last three years both in class and at Ȅĩ ®ĩűƷƢǢ ܒ ȃĩǢܼǛĩ become a way for me to bond with the people I’ve met since I started at CU Denver, whether it be going to a show with them or going to see friends perform at a house show or in smaller venues around Denver. SOMEWHERE IN NEVERLAND “R.I.P 2 My Youth”
Photo: Aman Tewolde • The Sent ry STUDENT PERFORMERS TAKE THE STAGE AT LYNX MUSIC FEST.
and San Francisco. From their soulful folk harmonies, to their natural and cohesive instrumental support, they are a singular CU-born band. Jude Ernest Underground Savior (J.E.U.S) is a must know up-and-coming artist. Jude released his eponymous debut album in 2018, following up with a feature on Avery Marcel’s “A Spade Is A Spade,” and his most recently dropped single, “Organic Manic.” He got started in the live scene just last year at the Final Friday Festival in RiNo. Since then he’s played at various shows around Denver, including the Colorado Black Arts Festival, Indigenous Peoples’ album release party at Herman’s venue. But that doesn’t stop it from ƟƿƷƷŎűłŻűþłŻŻĢƪŉŻǜ ܒ ȃĩłĢĩű typically hosts lesser known artists like previous performers Saint Motel and ȃĩtĩŎłŉĚŻƿƢŉŻŻĢ . 3. Lost Lake Another one of Colfax’s many hidden gems, Lost Lake is a great place to vibe with friends to a local artists’ set or smaller out of town artists like Dayglow . Lost Lake is the perfect venue for anyone that’s into dives and grungier venues that still know how to host a great show. 4. Dazzle For the jazz and food lovers out there, Dazzle is within walking distance of the campus þűĢ ŉŻƪƷƪ ƪŻůĩ ŻŁ 'ĩűǛĩƢܼƪ ȀűĩƪƷ jazz performers (and some student ůƿƪŎěŎþűƪ Żű ŻěěþƪŎŻű ܒܤ ȃĩ ƪůþŦŦ ŠþǬǬěŦƿĚŠƿƪƷŻǲŁ ڕڐ ƷŉƪƷƢĩĩƷŎƪþłƢĩþƷ place to grab a nice bite to eat and enjoy a show in the meantime; the best part is that they allow all ages into the venue until 10:30 P.M. but most shows begin and end much earlier. 5. Pepsi Center Denver’s biggest venue is not only a great place to catch a Nuggets or Avalanche game, it’s a great place for those once in a life- time shows that have been saved up for. Previous and future performers include the likes of Elton John , Harry Styles , Billie Eilish , Post Malone , Ed Sheeran , and more. While ticket prices most certainly exceed that of a normal college
Hideaway, and more. Jude, a deeply grounded soul, extracts his inspira- tion from the everyday sublime. Still, he notes Big K.R.I.T. , Dizzy Wright , and Tupac as some of his favorite ůƿƪŎěþŦ ŎűǴŦƿĩűěĩƪ ܒ dƿĢĩ þƪƟŎƢĩƪ ƷŻ eventually book a North American tour and perform at Voodoo Fest in his hometown. But above the ambitions of the career, Jude’s goals remain an endeavor of the present: growing as an artist, person, and soul. Also in the hip-hop scene is Siah Rain’n and the Bounce Curators . For a long time, Breckenridge native Josiah Humphreys’ “Siah Rain’n” was a solo act, producing his own beats.
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DENVER’S BEST VENUES WITH SHOWS FOR ALL AGES by Kennedy Erhart D enver has plenty of options ƷŻ ŻǲŁĩƢ ŁŻƢ þűǢ ţŎűĢ ŻŁ music lover in the live music department. While some of those options may not be available to those under the age of 21, there’s still plenty of venues to catch any kind of artist at, well known or not, for those underage. Here are some of those venues: 1. Fillmore Auditorium ȃĩ FŎŦŦůŻƢĩ Ŏƪ þ łƢĩþƷ place to see a show for medium level artists of any genre. Previous performers at this venue include: 5 Seconds of Summer , Rex Orange County , Snoop Dogg , and ȃŎĩǛĩƢǢ Corporation . With a 3,900 person capacity, most shows are at least ages 16 and over regardless of the artist making it the perfect venue to see bigger name artists in a more intimate setting than that of a larger venue like the Pepsi Center. ܒڑ łĢĩűȃĩþƷƢĩ Appearances aren’t always as they seem, and that’s exactly the case with the Ogden. Stepping inside the 1,600 person venue, the space is much smaller that audience members would expect from the outside of the
I dragged my, probably less than thrilled, roommate along
Being an out-of-state student on a commuter campus may be a bit ƷŻƿłŉŎŁǢŻƿܼƢĩþűǢƷŉŎűłŦŎţĩůĩ܌ĚƿƷ ŦĩƷƷŎűł ƷŉŎűłƪ ŦŎţĩ ůþţŎűł ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ þűĢ ȀűĢŎűł ǢŻƿƢ ƟŦþěĩ Żű ěþůƟƿƪ come naturally instead of forcing it and trying so hard will get you so much further and you’ll be so much happier in the end. Now going into my senior year this fall, I’ve been blessed enough to have found my place on campus at Ȅĩ®ĩűƷƢǢ and with my friends that I met inmy classes three years ago and I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to reinforce the bonds I’ve made the last few years throughmusic and live shows. And I hope that this incoming freshman class of 2024 will have the same experiences I have during their time at CUDenver. /ĢŎƷŻƢܼƪ£Ŏěţ܋ܹ¦ ܒ S ܒ £ ܒ ڑ rǢæŻƿƷŉܺ ĚǢȃĩtĩŎłŉĚŻƿƢŉŻŻĢ
Photo: Samantha Camp • The Sent ry
SAINT MOTEL PERFORMS AT THE OGDEN THEATRE.
students’ budget, some shows are ĢĩȀűŎƷĩŦǢ ǜŻƢƷŉ ƪþǛŎűł ƿƟ ŁŻƢ þűĢ shows are usually all ages to 16 and over. 6. Red Rocks Denver’s crème de la crème venue, and perhaps one of the most well known venues in the world is the perfect place for music and outdoor lovers alike. Much like the Pepsi Center, tickets at this
venue are a bit more than a typical college student can chew in the price department, but the experience of seeing a favorite artist at the famed Red Rocks is a can’t miss, as are the impeccable acoustics that have made Red Rocks so popular. Any underage college student has plenty of venues in Denver at ƷŉĩŎƢȀűłĩƢƷŎƟƪƷŻƪĩĩþƪŉŻǜ܌ĩǡƟĩű - sive or not. No fake ID necessary.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18
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