QSA holds third annual drag show

Lights, camera, fabulous!

Alter Ego: Drag Party is QSA’s third annual drag show that was held in the Tuscan Ballroom at the Hospitality School on Wednesday, May 13th. The party kicked off at 7:30 with an opening act by professional drag performer Lacey Fauxx Vandperpump to “Let’s Have a Kiki” by Scissor Sisters.

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Relay for life: walking to fight cancer

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Decorated Luminaria Bags As Participants Walk Laps

The DU chapter of Colleges Against Cancer in collaboration with the American Cancer Society hosted a campus event, Camp Relay for Life, to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. It took place at the University of Denver’s Gates Field House, as DU is one of the many locations for thegreater denver area. Teams from DU’s student orgs competed in the Relay for Life, staying up throughout the night walking for awareness and support, for those who battle, have battled and lost their lives to cancer.

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DU students grow marijuana

With the recent legalization of weed in Colorado, some University of Denver students have taken advantage of the new legislation and started growing marijuana themselves. Juniors, Sam Sargent and Alex Kowalski, both grow weed in their own off-campus homes. Years ago, this would have been criminal and nearly impossible especially for undergraduate students. Continue reading

Campus construction continues

 

A big part of current College Life for students at DU is the construction around campus. The University of Denver was founded in 1864, and is the oldest private university in the Rocky Mountain Region. The university celebrated their sesquicentennial anniversary in 2014 and takes pride in the predominantly brick buildings and updated construction around campus. Lately, though, some big changes have begun to be implemented.

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Delta Gamma Anchor Cup Tournament

This audio slideshow focuses on Delta Gamma’s annual Anchor Cup, a soccer bracket tournament that raises funds for their philanthropy, Service For Sight. This slideshow features Amelia Schwartz who created the event alongside one of Delta Gamma’s Vice President’s Anna Holcomb. Through Amelia’s interview in addition to Paxton’s, director of T-shirt creative for Delta Gamma, I sought to tell the story of what goes into the making of Anchor Cup, what it consists of, and who benefits from the event. I did this through the use of photos featuring Delta Gamma members, both Amelia and Anna, as well as Paxton featured in the shirt as well as participants in the soccer tournament, including volunteers that coached teams.

I chose to photograph these people to provide a full understanding of what the event entailed beyond what Amelia and Paxton said. I purposefully did not fully correlate images to what was said in the interviews because there was so much more to the event than what was said. The drawback of the interviews was the lack of comfort ability with handling interview questions, and I believe that had I given the questions to the interviewers ahead of the time I would have received more illicit responses. The process of integrating the audio and photos was not easy, after editing the audio on iMovie to remove my voice asking both interviewees the questions in addition to any awkward pauses, the photos would not effectively move into the slideshow without the audio self-deleting. I will try and use different outlets such as Final Cut for the upcoming projects in order to avoid the iMovie flaws I have discovered when creating this audio slideshow.

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Beans Cafe proves to be a hidden gem on campus

When our class was assigned this project, I wasn’t too sure about what I wanted to focus on. I picked Beans Cafe because I like coffee and small, unique businesses, and I didn’t know too much about the café and wanted to learn more about it. My roommate was always raving about how amazing the coffee was and that she doesn’t go anywhere else for her lattes and I didn’t start going there until fall of this year– something I definitely regret now!

I wanted to show the audience, both those who are familiar and new to Beans, how special Beans truly is and learn more about the people that work there and who are patrons there. One thing that sets Beans apart from other local and campus coffee shops is the fact that it’s student run, which has a huge influence on menu items, events Beans throws, and the overall atmosphere of the café.

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The switch from competitive sports to DU intramural’s

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Denver University The Bridge Project: Growing minds. Creating possibilities.

I had a really fun time going to The Bridge Project at the Columbine site and taking these photos! I have been volunteering at the columbine site for a couple months now and I wanted to try and capture the energy and love that I see every day on site. I wanted to inform my audience about this wonderful program and the change that they are making in their community.

I put the slides in the order that I did because I first wanted my audience to have an overview of what the bridge was in the eyes Sergio. He is one of few words. And Betty was just so charismatic when she talked about the kids that I felt it was good to show that love and affection right off the bat. Jacquelyn was my favorite interview. She went into full details about the program for about 15 minutes. I had to pick and choose what I felt the most important parts of the program were so that I could keep it under 3 minutes. Cutting the audio I found to be quite difficult. I struggled with trying to make the sections flow together without a hitch. I am very familiar with adding text to a slideshow so that turned out to be quite east.

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DU Student Elections

My project on the DU elections started off to be pretty difficult for me. I am very new to using iMovie/premiere Pro. Another class of mine was using Premiere Pro during the same time so I decided to stick to that program while doing this assignment. Overall, I am really happy with Premiere Pro because it allows for advanced editing and it’s a great skill to have.

The interview process was interesting and fun for me to hear the opinions and ideas of my peers. Most of the people I interviewed are friends of mine which made for easy conversation. Interviewing three people was nice to have extra material and the Jack/Nikki duo worked nicely together. During the interviews, I found the interviewees to get a little off topic. I wanted them to focus on why they chose to run for USG, but sometimes they strayed into talking about their plans once they were elected, etc.

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DU teams up with South High School Media Club to improve police relations

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