Having celiac disease can make eating out a huge pain in the ass no matter where you are. But on campus, the lack of options can be almost suffocating. From Subway to McDonalds to Taco Bell, it seems that there is just no place for the gluten free here on campus.
After Coloradans passed Amendment 64, our sizable stoner population hoped it would be smooth sailing from there on out. But not so fast, Sauncho: there are still a ton of legislative kinks to be smoothed out.
The worst place to see art should be the Science Building, not Auraria’s Art Building. But even the bulletin boards in the Science Building hold more artistic merit than the lack of artistic expression in the Art Building.
Going to school on a commuter campus makes it difficult to meet and find people you want to hook up with, and if you already have a significant other the lack of privacy in our condensed city campus makes it hard not to show some PDA. Nonetheless, the Advocate has compiled a list of the best spots to get it on on Auraria.
With four weeks in a row of snow days in April, at least one of those days should have closed the campus to give us break.
The university should reserve at least three snow days every year just like businesses allow vacation and sick days. There can be one inch or 30 inches of snow those days, but there should be three snow days.
Wearing jeans on April 24 is becoming a common occurrence, though it’s not just due to the demands of fashion.
Since 1999, wearing denim has become an international symbol of protest against sexual assault and the myths behind it. It was on this day fourteen years ago that the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction due to the tightness of the jeans the victim was wearing.
In the fall semester of 2012, the Auraria Higher Education Center laid off several custodians and changed the work schedules for those who remained. That action has triggered a response by the custodians who have organized a march to fight for their rights.
The mechanical engineers at the 5th Street Hub building just moved into their new space, but the move hasn’t stopped them from competing in a national racing competition, or from building a life changing apparatus.
The 5th Street Hub is a renovated space with 4,100 square feet for CU Denver mechanical engineering students to stretch their arms, and call home.
In his State of the Union address last February, President Obama continued on his trek toward better and more affordable education, revealing plans that could shape the future of students throughout the country.
An interactive tool developed by the Department of Education has been released in order to aid students in their searches for higher learning.
In a snap, and groundbreaking, decision, the Advocate’s visionary Editor in Chief, Bryan Smith, has decided to save the university money by replacing the entire Advocate photography staff with a single iPhone.
Walk through any college campus and you’ll know if you’re in the arts building. Paintings, prints, and sketches line the walls, there are photo installations down hallways, and sculptures in glass cases. However, here at Auraria, the Fine Arts building is comparatively sparse.
Every student attending CU Denver has a stake in the Student Government Association, the self-proclaimed voice of the student body at large.
With over 17,000 students currently paying tuition at UCD, the SGA collected a total of $266,876 from these students in funding for the 2012/13 school year. Using a portion of these funds, the SGA is sending 10 of its members to a three-day conference in Washington D.C.
Colfax has a transportation problem, as anyone who’s ridden the 15 bus at rush hour understands. According to the city of Denver, with a couple of bus routes that serve over 30,000 riders per day, the corridor is at capacity—which doesn’t bode well for the city’s future growth. That’s why Denver received a grant from the Federal Transportation Authority to conduct a study on the feasibility of improving travel through the corridor.
On Feb. 17, 350.org, along with the International Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign gathered at the Auraria campus to march in a rally against the threat of climate change, and to encourage colleges to divest from fossil fuel companies that jeopardize the future of its students.
The past decade has brought a lot of growth for the city of Denver, but it is no secret that the emerging hipness of the city has started shifts in the ethnic and socio-economic makeup of some of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, affecting the local economies in ways that aren’t always beneficial to their established residents.
Dr. Jake Adam York, the CU Denver poetry professor who passed away unexpectedly of a stroke Dec. 16, could seem intimidating at first, but those who worked with him speak more than anything about his dedication and generosity to his students.
More than 11,000 Coloradoans, 6,139 of which live in Denver, were reported to be living with HIV/AIDS in 2010 according to aidsunited.org, and in the past that number has risen by three percent each year. Some of these people may be affected by false positive results for THC found in marijuana on urinalysis drug tests used by police officials and in the work place.
The Colorado legislature passed the Concealed Carry Act in 2003. The bill unified all jurisdictions under state power and overrode state restrictions on firearms. This bill included all institutions at the University of Colorado.
For 42 years CU institutions maintained a ban on firearms on campus, even after the passage of the Conceal Carry Act. But in March of this year, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that CU’s ban was a violation of the law.
In the months following the ruling, CU implemented new policies and for the first time ever, concealed weapons were allowed on campus with the proper permits.
Coloradans have spoken, and they said, “Yes.”
All three measures on last week’s ballot passed. The one snagging headlines is the now nationally famous Amendment 64, the passage of which made Colorado the first state to legalize marijuana. While 64’s effects may not be seen on campus, the other two amendments, 65 and S, are likely to make an even smaller ripple.
The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation released this year’s edition of Toward a More Competitive Colorado on Oct. 24. The publication is “an annual benchmark report of Colorado’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities for future job growth and economic expansion,” according to the organization’s website.
As 2013 approaches, CU Denver faculty, staff, and student body have many questions about where the university stands and where it is headed. In the 2012 State of the University address, Chancellor Don Elliman and Vice Chancellor Lilly Marks addressed these questions.
Colorado Public Interest Research Group’s New Voters Project has been running a campaign all semester to raise awareness about voting among students. This month the Auraria branch of CoPIRG hosted debate parties on campus so students could come to watch the presidential and vice presidential debates.
On Nov. 6 Coloradans will vote on Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, with the ballot title reading, “Permitting a person twenty-one years of age or older to consume or possess limited amounts of marijuana; providing for the licensing of cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities, and retail stores.”
If Amendment 64 were to pass, marijuana would be regulated and taxed just like alcohol and tobacco, only permitting adults over 21 to use.
It’s debate season in America, and no matter how hard you try, there is no escaping the endless bombardment of pundant-slamming, lie spewing, 24-hour-a-day news about who said what. But on Oct. 6 George Washington University gave America a break from that by hosting The Rumble In The Air Conditioned Auditorium.
Denver University was inundated with political heavy hitters on Wednesday Oct. 3. The school hosted the first ever presidential debate in Colorado and it was the first presidential debate between Barak Obama and Mitt Romney
In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a case that changed political campaign financing by eliminating any restriction on political expenditures by corporations and unions.
After two years and record-breaking campaign financing, this decision has raised questions in states across the country regarding the ethics behind this type of fundraising.
For some in third world countries, literacy is a luxury. Overcoming that hurdle of illiteracy is even more difficult when starting over in a new country. The Colorado Refugee English as a Second Language program provides that services for refugees starting their lives over in America.
Prosecutors are asking for several pages of school records in the James Holmes case, while the defense maintains that their client, Holmes, suffers from mental health issues. And now they are asking CU Denver Anchutz Medical Campus to help them build their case.
It seems that the number of homeless people on the streets of Denver grows everyday and the familiar faces I see on certain corners are being joined by unfamiliar faces.
They’re always asking for the same thing. Sometimes I give them change and sometimes I don’t. I’m never quite sure what the best thing to do is.
I never had a television growing up. My parents were hippie types and for most of my life I followed their peace, love, and understanding crap.
They applauded me when I bought my first plane ticket overseas, and my mother cried as she told me how proud she was that I was going out to explore the world. I spent five years exploring only to come back and realize I could have seen it all on television.
Dennis Rodman has made a new friend. Unfortunately, he hasn’t got great taste. Rodman’s new bestie is Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s despotic leader. The pair definitely share a delusional sense of self importance.
I don’t believe in magic. I don’t believe in mystics or fortune tellers, tarot cards or crystal balls, love lines or life lines, and the only horoscope I’ve ever listened to read, “Do not operate heavy machinery today.”
Despite this, when I got sick in Ecuador and my Spanish teacher suggested a curandera—a medicine woman—I went. I rarely say no to a new experience.
Would seeing the potential effects of cancer displayed graphically on a cigarette package dissuade you from smoking?
The government in Australia thinks so. Every time you pull out a cigarette you are faced with a disgusting, cancerous mouth complete with sores and gaping holes—and it’s all in color.
I’m finally graduating this spring and the uncertainty of the future is looming over me. It seems the biggest thing I’ve learned in college is what I don’t want to do. I find myself jealous of friends in nursing school, not because I want to be a nurse, but because they know what they are going to be when they grow up. I have no idea and it’s really about time I figure that out.
Only a week and a half left and we will all be finished for the semester. Finals will be done and books can be put away. I am looking forward to heading home to do some holiday baking with my sister, which really means that we will be drinking wine and catching up while the oven does all the work.
I would have gone to school much earlier if I could’ve traveled and studied at the same time, but I couldn’t find a way to earn college credit while still seeing the world the way I wanted to.
With the development of massively open online courses (MOOCs), this may change for future students. Berkley and M.I.T. are among the universities that have developed MOOCs in various subjects. These online classes have been taken, for free, by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
The streets were filled with giant skulls. Skeletons with fancy hats gazed at us from balconies. And giant mosaics of twisting snakes stretched across the ground. It was Día de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Lately, the headlines have been filled with drug related violence in Mexico. Just last month 11 people were killed in Guadalajara during a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers.
Instead of white sandy beaches, visions of drug mules and armed cartel kingpins appear in people’s minds. But does Mexico really deserve that image? Yes and No.
Do we really need to pay attention to what is happening in the world? We know we should, but to many of us what happens outside our borders just doesn’t seem very relevant or we just don’t have time to pay attention, but it might be a good idea to make time. You never know when that information will come in handy and maybe save you from ending up in a bad situation.
Movie theaters are inundated with romantic comedies. It’s hard to get away from the he/she loves me, loves me not, loves me plot line. But how many people actually stop to examine what these romantic comedies are saying about gender roles? In what ways are films reflections of society and in what ways are they projections? These are just the kinds of questions that Sarah Hagelin likes to tackle.
Christopher Smith, co-creator of Tiny: A Story About Living Small, didn’t study film at CU Denver as a graduate student, but his urge to send a message, along with his aptitude behind the camera, is taking him to South by Southwest.
Ever since his parents convinced him to enroll in his high school’s art history course, Jeffrey Schrader has been hooked on the subject. Unlike so many undecided freshmen out there, he’s known his calling since before he stepped foot on a campus.
Sleepless nights are in the nature of Sarah Tyson’s work. “I’ll wake up at night sometimes and think about people I know who have been sexually assaulted, and people I know who are in prison, and people I know who have been sexually assaulted in prison,” she said. “And it’s like, these are real lives. These are real human lives being shaped by these events.”
Nothing can impact a person quite like art. And if you have ever met an artist, it’s easy to understand why. They are amazing people with inspiring stories, and Bill Adams, an instructor of photography at CU Denver, is a prime example.
Political science professor Megan Reif arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan six days before the Taliban took over Kabul in 1996.
She was in the country on a Fulbright scholarship with the intention of examining Pakistan’s relationship with Central Asia, but with the Taliban solidifying power in neighboring Afghanistan, Reif decided to take the suggestion of her advisor and look at Pakistan/Afghanistan relations.
The things that Jennifer Mayo loves have often set her apart from the regular students.
A fondness for anime, the little-known sword-based martial art of Iaido, and Japanese role-playing games may not exactly endear one to one’s peers. “I didn’t really fit into the ‘feminine ideal’, so I did get teased a bit,” Mayo said.
Professors carry an incredible wealth of knowledge, and have equally incredible stories to match. “Not many people can say they’ve kissed Carrie Fisher—on Broadway no less,” Casey Allen, professor of geography and environmental science at CU Denver said.
The creative writing department at CU Denver is full of amazing people. Professors, as well as students, make for an eclectic group that brightens up the program. Professor Nicky Beer is a perfect example of that incredible dynamic–with a personality to match.
Jennifer Evans’ life changed the day she heard a lecture by David Batstone, cofounder and president of Not for Sale, an organization that deals with human trafficking issues. The lecture changed her outlook and her direction in life.
Let’s face it: If you’re a college student, you’re probably broke. But the Advocate has good news: You get a lot of discounts with your student ID that you may not know about. It no longer needs to linger in your wallet unused.
The college years can be a stressful time, full of life changes and important decisions. According to Mental Health America of Illinois, 27 percent of adults ages 18 to 24 experience mental health issues, primarily related to depression and anxiety. The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center provides a vital resource for helping students deal with these issues, as well as with the daily struggles of college life.
Last year, MSU Denver started its annual MSU Denver Undergraduate English Conference with style, dedicating a day to the works of students working in all areas of English study. This rewarding program, which gives undergrads a chance to share their research and creative works, returns this Friday, Feb. 22. Taking place right here in the King Center, this year’s conference promises to be an even greater success.
Siri still not in your life? For dumb phone wielding citizens it might be beneficial to know that Denver offers several phone services that allow you to connect with real people to find answers to questions.
As college students, it’s commonplace to feel the pangs of an empty wallet. With homework and classes it’s often difficult to find the time to pick up some money. However, with the help of the University of Colorado Hospital, you can earn a little extra cash while also contributing to the development of medicine.
A foot of newly fallen snow, temperatures in the negatives throughout the day, blinding whiteouts, and devastating black ice are wintery conditions that would prevent most people from riding a bike. However, traveling by bike during the winter can be an easy mode of transportation if done with thought and planning prior to the first snowfall.
You have probably seen the colorful banners on CU Denver’s buildings telling you that there is “a new way to think about college.” They’re part of a new creative advertising campaign called Think Tank, which encourages perspective students of all backgrounds to choose our university.
Don’t be surprised if you happen to venture downtown on the 20th of this month and see a sea of blood and gore along the entire stretch of the 16th Street Mall and seeping out into the streets beyond. The seventh annual Zombie Crawl will be taking over the city of Denver and is sure to bring thousands out to participate in one of the greatest, albeit most grotesque, events our city has to offer.
A contentious election, voter ID laws, and a controversial Secretary of State have made the seemingly simple act of voting in Colorado a minefield. So without politics, blame, or bullshit, here’s how you can get your ballot punched in the Centennial State.