Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Hunting with the Hadza

By Kale Olander After spending 13 nights camping in the bush of Tanzania, I was coated with a thick layer of dirt and rocking a serious farmer’s tan, all while covered in bug bites and countless cuts from the unrelenting East African flora. Even my identity had changed: I was no longer known as “Kale,”

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Less Is More

By Kelsey Stimson My heart is pounding. My thoughts are racing. The Jeep is swerving. The sights and smells are unrecognizable, unlike anything I have ever seen or experienced before. And that’s when I knew I had finally arrived in Africa. The first night was euphoric. The market was full of life. There were men on

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A Hike to Remember

By Edie Shipler I woke to the sound of one of my tour guides banging on the side of my tent and moving on the tent next to mine trying to wake everyone up. It was our last night of sleeping in tents in the bush in Tanzania after 14 days and it had definitely

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Blood Brothers

By Kevin Shepard I’ve wanted to travel to East Africa since I took a freshman anthropology class at CU taught by professor Laura DeLuca called Regional Cultures of Africa. In May 2013, I was given the opportunity to travel to Tanzania with Dr. DeLuca’s Global Seminar Program. In the seminar, Tanzania on Conservation/Globalization in Tanzania,

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Clearing the air about 4/20

There is one unofficial event attracting thousands of people the university and many of its students would love to extinguish — the annual 4/20 gathering.

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Hollywood screenwriter vindicated

Audrey Hepburn’s role as a headstrong princess leads her to fall in love with actor Gregory Peck’s character in the 1953 movie Roman Holiday. But screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s (A&S’29) relationship with the film was seemingly nonexistent as he was excluded from its credits until this year.

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Head-banging at old CU

There’s been a lot of talk about traumatic head injuries in football this year. I figured if anyone associated with Buffalo football would have an interesting take on the issue, it would be CU’s two-time All-American guard/linebacker and Rhodes Scholar Joe Romig (Phys’63, PhDAstro’75).

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Buffs No. 1 in Peace Corps (again!)

What do 112 CU-Boulder alums have in common? They are all Peace Corps volunteers who helped CU-Boulder become first in the nation for the second consecutive year in Peace Corps participation.

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For whom the road tolls

Other than drinking coffee in the UMC and beer at The Sink, is there any more widely-shared experience among CU-Boulder alumni than driving up the turnpike from Denver and seeing Boulder and the university from the top of Davidson Mesa?

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By the Numbers

In 1960 donations made up 1 percent of CU-Boulder’s budget and state support accounted for 30 percent.

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Hope you’re not over The Hill

For decades The Hill has been the place for students to buy coffee, record albums or a burger. The Sink, formerly Sunken Gardens and Herbie’s Deli, has managed to outlive every business on the strip. While Tulagi’s doors shuttered, the Tulagi sign remains.

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In the classroom with Pac-Man

When Rod Falk’s middle school students create their own arcade classics like Frogger, Pac-Man and Space Invaders in his computer lab, they develop critical thinking skills.

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