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University of Colorado Boulder

Adopt-A-Block cleans up the Hill

For years it’s been a CU tradition to organize a mass cleanup of the Hill on Homecoming weekend. Student volunteers and Greek organizations team up to give the front yards, sidewalks and corners a much-needed sweep after multiple weekends of fall partying.

But this year, student government leaders decided a one-time cleanup isn’t enough, says Ashley Michelson, the neighborhood and city relations director with UCSU. To keep the neighborhood looking sharp throughout the month of October, and hopefully beyond, UCSU created the Adopt-A-Block Uni Hill Community Competition.


Lessons from Sri Lanka

The village of Navalady’s main Hindu temple is dedicated to Kadalaadciyamman, the “Sea Queen Mother.”

Known as both a fierce and protective goddess, local fishermen once sang songs to her as they launched their boats into the Bay of Bengal from the beach on the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka. Now, the temple lies in shambles, destroyed by the December 2004 tsunami. It sits unrestored looking out upon the ocean water that caused its demise. Kadalaadciyamman betrayed her people, failing to protect them from the sea’s deadly grasp.


AIDS quilts brighten up Norlin quad

David Busse’s quilt patch sticks out from the rest. Its gold thread sparkles in the sun amongst old photos of him, playbills, theatre masks and a black feather boa that flutters in the wind.