The Sentry: Volume 05, Issue Orientation

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SUMMER 2020

F R OM T H E E D I T O R

VOLUME: 05 ISSUE: ORI

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Samantha Camp

COVER

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News

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Photobooth

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Leisure

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Jaleesia Fobbs jaleesia.fobbs@ucdenver.edu

MANAGING & FORUM EDITOR

Alexander Elmore alexander.elmore@ucdenver.edu

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COLLEGE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SCARY, IT'S ABOUT WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.

A H E R O ' S G U I D E T O C O L L E G E

NEWS EDITOR

Amanda Blackman amanda.blackman@ucdenver.edu

LEISURE EDITOR

Haley Frank haley.frank@ucdenver.edu

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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Kennedy Erhart kennedy.erhart@ucdenver.edu

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Jeremy Holder jeremy.holder@ucdenver.edu

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Taelar Pollmann taelar.johansen@ucdenver.edu

JALEESIA FOBBS

S o here you are, you just gradu- ated high school and now you’re ready to begin your four-year journey in the world that is college. At this point you’ve collected tokens and weapons and have worked hard to build up your arsenal to prepare you for this ůŻůĩűƷ þűĢ ŦĩƷůĩ Ěĩ Ʒʼnĩ ȀƢƪƷ ƷŻ ƪþǢ ǢŻƿƢ ĩDzŁŻƢƷƪ ʼnþǛĩűܼƷ łŻűĩ ƿűűŻƷŎěĩĢ ܒ  S know you might be new to the Univer- sity experience, but just know you’re not in this adventure alone. College can

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Isaiah Mancha isaiah.mancha@ucdenver.edu

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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 à ' 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

ALEXANDER ELMORE

THE PLOT THICKENS Stalling Dreams

W ʼnĩű S ĩűƷĩƢĩĢ ȀŦů ƪěʼnŻŻŦ ŁƢĩƪʼnůþű ǢĩþƢ܌ S ʼnþĢ ƷǜŻ ƷʼnŎűłƪŻűůǢůŎűĢƷʼnþƷSǜŻƿŦĢěŻůĩ ŻƿƷĚĩŎűłþƟƢŻþƷ܋ǜƢŎƷŎűłþűĢĢŎƢĩěƷ - ing. /ǛĩƢǢȀŦůůþŠŻƢþƷ Ã'ĩűǛĩƢŎƪ ƢĩơƿŎƢĩĢƷŻƷþţĩƷʼnƢĩĩǜƢŎƷŎűłěŻƿƢƪ - ĩƪ܌ ƷǜŻ ĢƿƢŎűł ǢŻƿƢ ȀƢƪƷ ǢĩþƢ܌ Ʒʼnĩű ƷʼnĩƪĩěŻűĢƿƪƿþŦŦǢĢƿƢŎűłǢŻƿƢƷʼnŎƢĢ ܒ  ƪ SǜƢŻƷĩ ƷʼnƢŻƿłʼnŻƿƷůǢ ŁƢĩƪʼnůþű ǢĩþƢ܌ ůǢ ƷĩþěʼnĩƢƪ łĩűĩƢþŦŦǢ ŦŎţĩĢ ǜʼnþƷSĢŎĢ ܒ  ȃĩƢĩ Ŏƪ ŻűŦǢ þ ƪŎűłŦĩ ĢŎƢĩěƷŎűł ěŦþƪƪƢĩơƿŎƢĩĢ ŁŻƢFS¼ßůþŠŻƢƪ܌ǜŎƷʼn ƷʼnĩŻƟƷŎŻűƷŻƷþţĩþűþĢǛþűěĩĢþěƷŎűł þűĢ ĢŎƢĩěƷŎűł ěŦþƪƪ ŦþƷĩƢ ܒ  ®ƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ůƿƪƷþŦƪŻƷþţĩþűþěƷŎűłěŦþƪƪĚĩŁŻƢĩ ƷʼnĩǢěþűƷþţĩĢŎƢĩěƷŎűł ܒ rǢŁƢĩƪʼnůþű ǢĩþƢ܌ űŻűĩ ŻŁ Ʒʼnĩƪĩ ěŦþƪƪĩƪ ǜĩƢĩ Żű ůǢʼnŻƢŎǬŻűþűĢSĩűĢĩĢƷʼnĩǢĩþƢʼnþǛ - ŎűłĢŎƢĩěƷĩĢűŻƷʼnŎűł ܒ ®ŻƟʼnŻůŻƢĩ þűĢ Ʒʼnĩ ĚĩłŎűűŎűł ŻŁ ŠƿűŎŻƢ ǢĩþƢ܌ S ƷŻŻţ Ʒʼnĩ þěƷŎűł þűĢ ĢŎƢĩěƷŎűł ěŦþƪƪĩƪ ܒ  S ŦĩþƢűĩĢ þ ŦŻƷ܌ ƷʼnŻƿłʼnŻűŦǢłŻƷƷŻĢŎƢĩěƷþŦŎƷƷŦĩ ܒ SƪƷŎŦŦ ǜŻƢţĩĢ Żű ƟƢŻŠĩěƷƪ S űĩŎƷʼnĩƢ ǜƢŻƷĩ űŻƢ ĢŎƢĩěƷĩĢ܌ ĚƿƷ SǜŻƢţĩĢǜŎƷʼn ƷǜŻ ƟĩŻƟŦĩ ǜʼnŻܼǛĩ ĚĩěŻůĩ ůǢ ěŦŻƪĩƪƷ ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ܌ ƪŻ S ĩűŠŻǢĩĢ Ʒʼnĩ ƟƢŻŠĩěƷƪ ůƿěʼnůŻƢĩ ܒ ȃĩű܌ ȀűþŦŦǢ܌ ĢƿƢŎűł ®ƟƢŎűł ڏڑڏڑ  ƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢ܌ S łŻƷ ůǢ ěʼnþűěĩ ܒ   ƪěƢŎƟƷŻŁůŎűĩǜþƪěʼnŻƪĩűƷŻĚĩþƟþƢƷ ŻŁƷʼnĩǜĩĚƪĩƢŎĩƪƷʼnþƷƷʼnĩŠƿűŎŻƢěŦþƪƪ ŻŁƷʼnĩFS¼ßƟƢŻłƢþůƟƢŻĢƿěĩƪĩǛĩƢǢ ǢĩþƢ ܒ SǜþƪþŦƪŻþŦŦŻǜĩĢ ƷŻĢŎƢĩěƷ Ʒʼnĩ ĩƟŎƪŻĢĩ ܒ àʼnĩű Ʒʼnĩ ĢþǢ ȀűþŦŦǢ ěþůĩ ŁŻƢůĩƷŻĢŎƢĩěƷ܌SŁĩŦƷěŻůƟŦĩƷĩŦǢƢĩ - ŦþǡĩĢŎűþǜþǢSʼnþĢűܼƷĚĩŁŻƢĩ ܒ űŦǢ Ěĩěþƿƪĩ SܼĢ ƪƟĩűƷ ůǢ ƟƢĩ - ǛŎŻƿƪ ȀǛĩ ƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢƪ ŦĩþƢűŎűł þĚŻƿƷ þűĢ ƟĩƢŁŻƢůŎűł þŦŦ Ʒʼnĩ ŻƷʼnĩƢ ĢƿƷŎĩƪ ŎűǛŻŦǛĩĢŎűȀŦůůþţŎűłǜþƪSþĚŦĩƷŻ ʼnþǛĩ Ʒʼnĩ ěŻűȀĢĩűěĩ þűĢ ţűŻǜŦĩĢłĩ ƷŻ ĢŎƢĩěƷ ǜŎƷʼnŻƿƷ ĚĩŎűł þŁƢþŎĢ ŻŁ ŎƷ ܒ  SƷ Ěĩěþůĩ ůǢ ŁþǛŻƢŎƷĩ ĢþǢ ŻŁ ȀŦů ƪěʼnŻŻŦ܌ĚƿƷŻűŦǢĚĩěþƿƪĩSʼnþĢþűƷŎě - ŎƟþƷĩĢŎƷŁŻƢƪŻŦŻűł ܒ  àʼnĩƷʼnĩƢ S ǜþűƷ ƷŻ þĢůŎƷ ŎƷ ŻƢ űŻƷ܌ƟĩƢŁŻƢůŎűłþŦŦƷʼnŻƪĩŻƷʼnĩƢƢŻŦĩƪ ŁŻƢ þƪ ůþűǢ ůŻűƷʼnƪ ŁŻƢěĩĢ ůĩ ƷŻ Ěĩ ʼnƿůĚŦĩ þűĢ ƢĩƪƟĩěƷ þŦŦ Ʒʼnĩ ŻƷʼnĩƢ ƟŻƪŎƷŎŻűƪ S ĢŎĢűܼƷ ǜþűƷ ƷŻ ƟĩƢŁŻƢů ܒ  ȃĩű܌ ǜʼnĩű S ȀűþŦŦǢ ĢŎĢ ƪƷĩƟ Żű ƪĩƷ þƪ ĢŎƢĩěƷŻƢ܌ S ţűĩǜ űŻ Żűĩ ƟŻƪŎƷŎŻű ǜþƪ ĚĩƷƷĩƢ Ʒʼnþű Ʒʼnĩ ŻƷʼnĩƢ ܒ  /ǛĩƢǢŻűĩ ǜþƪ ŠƿƪƷ þƪ ŎůƟŻƢƷþűƷ þűĢ S ěŻƿŦĢűܼƷ ƪǜþłłĩƢ þƢŻƿűĢ þěƷŎűł þƪ ŎŁ S ǜþƪ ĚĩƷƷĩƢƷʼnþűþűǢŻűĩĩŦƪĩ ܒ dƿƪƷ Ěĩěþƿƪĩ ǢŻƿĢŻűܼƷ łĩƷ ƷŻĢŻ ǜʼnþƷǢŻƿǜþűƷþƷȀƢƪƷ܌ĢŻĩƪűܼƷůĩþű ǢŻƿ ǜŻűܼƷ łĩƷ ƷŻ ĩǛĩűƷƿþŦŦǢ ܒ  SƷܼƪ Ŏů - ƟŻƢƷþűƷ ƪŎůƟŦǢ ƷŻ ŦĩþƢű þƪ ůƿěʼn þƪ ǢŻƿ ěþű Ŏű ǢŻƿƢ ƷŎůĩ þƷ à 'ĩűǛĩƢ ŻƢþűǢŻƷʼnĩƢƪěʼnŻŻŦ ܒ  ʼnþűěĩƪþƢĩƷʼnþƷ ŦĩþƢűŎűł ǜʼnþƷĩǛĩƢ ǢŻƿ ěþű þĚŻƿƷ ŻƷʼnĩƢŁþěĩƷƪŻŁǢŻƿƢþƢĩþŻŁƪƷƿĢǢǜŎŦŦ ůþţĩǢŻƿĚĩƷƷĩƢþƷǜʼnþƷǢŻƿǜþűƷƷŻ ƪƟĩěŎþŦŎǬĩŎű ܒ 

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

IT’S POSSIBLE TO REDEEM A GPA FROM BAD GRADES. I l lust rat ion: Maz ie Nei l l ! The Sent ry

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

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SUMMER 2020

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܌ à '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 à 'ĩűǛĩƢűĩǜěŻůĩƢƪʼnŻƿŦĢěʼnĩěţŻDzŁ ƷʼnĩŎƢ ĚƿěţĩƷ ŦŎƪƷ ĢƿƢŎűł ƷʼnĩŎƢ ƷŎůĩ ŻűƷʼnĩƿƢþƢŎþ þůƟƿƪ ܒ  Paint and sip at Masterpieces and Milkshakes ȃŎƪ ĩǛĩűƷ ƟƢĩƪĩűƷĩĢ ĚǢ à Denver Live! is a great way to relax ǜŎƷʼn þ ĚŎƷ ŻŁ ěƢĩþƷŎǛŎƷǢ þűĢ ʼnþűł ŻƿƷ ǜŎƷʼn ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ þǼƷĩƢ þ ŦŻűł ĢþǢ ŻŁěŦþƪƪĩƪ܌űŻƷƷŻůĩűƷŎŻűƷʼnĩƷþƪƷǢ ůŎŦţƪʼnþţĩƪƷʼnþƷěŻůĩǜŎƷʼnŎƷ܎rƿěʼn 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 à '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 à '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.

ƷŻƷʼnĩƪŦŎűłƪʼnŻƷ ܒ ȃĩ£hŻDzȀěĩþűĢ ®ƷƿĢĩűƷhŎŁĩ Ŏű Ʒʼnĩ¼ŎǛŻŦŎʼnþǛĩþŦƪŻ ĚĩĩűţűŻǜűƷŻƪĩŦŦĢŎƪěŻƿűƷĩĢƷŎěţ - ĩƷƪ ƷŻ /ŦŎƷěʼnܼƪ þƢŻƿűĢ NþŦŦŻǜĩĩű܌ ǜʼnĩű ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ þƢĩ ŎűǛŎƷĩĢ ƷŻ łŻ ƷŻ FƢŎłʼnƷ FĩƪƷ ǜŎƷʼn ʼnþƿűƷĩĢ ʼnŻƿƪĩƪ þűĢŻƷʼnĩƢěƢĩĩƟǢĢĩěŻƢþƷŎŻűƪ ܒ Walk to Larimer Square ƪ Ʒʼnĩ űþůĩ ǜŻƿŦĢ ƪƿłłĩƪƷ܌ ƷʼnŎƪ ơƿþŎűƷ ƪƷƢĩĩƷ ĚŦŻěţ Ŏƪ ŦŻěþƷĩĢ Żű hþƢŎůĩƢ ®ƷƢĩĩƷ܌ þŦŦŻǜŎűł ƪƷƿ - ĢĩűƷƪ ƷŻ ƪĩĩ ŎƷ ŁƢŻů ěþůƟƿƪ܌ űĩþƢ Ʒʼnĩ ÃƿŎŦĢŎűł Żű ړڐ Ʒʼn ܒ ŦƷʼnŻƿłʼn ƷʼnĩƢĩ Ŏƪ þ ®ƷþƢĚƿěţƪ ŦŻěþƷĩĢ Ŏű Ʒʼnĩ ¼ŎǛŻŦŎ܌hþƢŎůĩƢ®ơþƿƢĩþŦƪŻʼnþƪŻűĩ܌ þŦŻűłǜŎƷʼnŻƷʼnĩƢŁŻŻĢƟŦþěĩƪ܌łŎǛŎűł ƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ƷʼnĩŻƟƷŎŻű ƷŻ Ʒþţĩþ ƪʼnŻƢƷ ǜþŦţ ŻDzŁ ěþůƟƿƪ ƿűĢĩƢ Ʒʼnĩ ƪƷƢŎűł ŦŎłʼnƷƪƷʼnþƷĢĩěŻƢþƷĩƷʼnŎƪþƢĩþ ܒ  Pop into a movie night ű ȃƿƢƪĢþǢ űŎłʼnƷƪ Żűěĩ þ ůŻűƷʼn܌ à 'ĩűǛĩƢ ĚƢŎűłƪ Ʒʼnĩ ůŻǛŎĩ ƷʼnĩþƷĩƢ ƷŻ Ʒʼnĩ ¼ŎǛŻŦŎ ܒ  ®Ʒƿ - ĢĩűƷƪþƢĩ ŎűǛŎƷĩĢƷŻűŻƷŻűŦǢǜþƷěʼn þȀŦůŻű ƷʼnĩĚŎłƪěƢĩĩűĚƿƷþŦƪŻ ƷŻ ŎűĢƿŦłĩ Ŏű ƟŻƟěŻƢű þűĢ ŻƷʼnĩƢ ěŻű - ěĩƪƪŎŻű ƪƷþűĢ ƪűþěţƪ ŁƢŻů ړ  Ɵ ܒ ů ܒ  ƷŻ ڕ  Ɵ ܒ ů ܒ  ƪ ŦŻűł þƪ Ʒʼnĩ ǜĩþƷʼnĩƢ ƟĩƢůŎƷƪ܌ Ʒʼnĩƪĩ ůŻǛŎĩ űŎłʼnƷƪ ʼnþǛĩ þŦƪŻ Ěĩĩű ţűŻǜű ƷŻ Ěĩ ʼnĩŦĢ ŻƿƷ Żű Ʒʼnĩ¼ŎǛŻŦŎȀĩŦĢ܌ǜʼnĩƢĩƪƷƿĢĩűƷƪþűĢ ƷʼnĩŎƢ ŁƢŎĩűĢƪ ěþű ǜþƷěʼn þ ůŻǛŎĩ ƿűĢĩƢƷʼnĩěŎƷǢŦŎłʼnƷƪ ܒ  Tour the Emmanuel Gallery hŻěþƷĩĢ þěƢŻƪƪ ŁƢŻů Ʒʼnĩ ƿƢþƢŎþ hŎĚƢþƢǢ űĩþƢ Ʒʼnĩ NĩþŦƷʼn ĩűƷĩƢ Ŏű £ŦþǬþ܌ Ʒʼnĩ /ůůþűƿĩŦ GþŦŦĩƢǢ Ŏƪ þ ƪůþŦŦ ƪƷŻűĩ ĚƿŎŦĢŎűł ƷʼnþƷ ʼnŻƿƪĩƪ ƪƷƿĢĩűƷ þűĢ ŁþěƿŦƷǢ þƢƷ ĩǡʼnŎĚŎƷƪ ƷʼnƢŻƿłʼnŻƿƷ Ʒʼnĩ ǢĩþƢ ܒ  ®ƷƿĢĩűƷƪ ǜŎŦŦ ŻǼƷĩű Ěĩ þĚŦĩ ƷŻ

ʼnĩþƢůƿƪŎě ěŻůŎűł ŁƢŻů Ʒʼnĩ ŻƟĩű ĢŻŻƢ ŻŁ Ʒʼnĩ ůƿƪĩƿů܌ ǜĩŦěŻůŎűł them in to view the latest master- ƟŎĩěĩƪ ŻŁ þƢƷŎƪƷƪ Ŏű Ʒʼnĩ à 'ĩűǛĩƢ ěŻůůƿűŎƷǢ ܒ  Support the Music Entertain- ment Industry Studies (MEIS) best and brightest Among the other events that Ã'ĩűǛĩƢhŎǛĩ܎ʼnŻƪƷƪĩǛĩƢǢƪěʼnŻŻŦ ǢĩþƢ܌ Żűĩ ŻŁ Ʒʼnĩ 쯯ŦĩƪƷ 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 à 'ĩűǛĩƢʼnþƪƷŻŻDzŁĩƢ ܒ  Check out the CU Denver Block Party ƪ ůĩűƷŎŻűĩĢ þĚŻǛĩ܌ þƷ Ʒʼnĩ ĚĩłŎűűŎűłŻŁǛĩƢǢFþŦŦƪĩůĩƪƷĩƢ܌ à 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 à '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܌þűĢ쯯ţŎĩƪȀŦŦĩǛĩƢǢĢŎƪƟŦþǢ 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.

SUPERFOOD AT A SUPER PRICE

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

YAZMIN CASTILLO

NOISE

SUMMER 2020

CU DENVER BORN ART I STS

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

KENNEDY ERHART

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.

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